Hidden Sports Gem: B/R Writer Brian Scott's Radio Show

BabyTateSenior Writer IFebruary 15, 2009

I consider my time writing for the Bleacher Report a privilege. I consider it an honor that folks read my articles.

The Bleacher Report could become the highest source of reference material that anyone interested in sports will find on the web.

Knowledgeable sources abound in this site. I am pleasantly surprised on a regular basis by the ability of writers to communicate intricate details and information from literally the last century of sport.

Responsibility comes to those who are responsible, and over a period of months Brian Scott has worked his way to the top of the ladder in the Bleacher Report. He is an outstanding journalist whose work I began reading last summer.

Brian and I share an interest in college football. Since he is an LSU alum, I am very interested in his take on the Tigers and the SEC in general.

It is no secret that I delight in discussing the history of sports, and there are few better places to do so than in the Bleacher Report.

My responsibility to the Bleacher Report should be to cultivate future writers wherever we can reach them. The mind is always thirsting for knowledge.

With this in mind, I accepted a gracious invitation from Brian to appear on his daily talk show in Louisiana, The Gulf Coast Sports Radio Hour. The show runs daily from 3 to 4 p.m. Central Time on WWW.KKAY1590.COM.

Brian's pride and affection for the B/R was evident from the first moment. He opened the interview with the finest advertisement for the Bleacher Report one can imagine. I told him that he should be the spokesperson for B/R.

We spoke of LSU sports and the current situation of recruiting. We had an in-depth discussion of the basketball team and the upcoming NCAA Tournament possibilities.

In the past, I've done live radio as well as interviews. Some announcers want only answers to questions screened prior over the net. 

Not Brian Scott. Not The Gulf Coast Sports Radio Hour. 

Like an Edward R. Murrow or Charlie Rose, he led the interview along, knowing his audience, and directing the information to emerge so it was of most interest to listeners of the show. This was a pro at work. A breath of fresh air.

I can not say enough thanks to Brian for the opportunity, nor can I do justice to his outstanding referencing and complimentary description of the Bleacher Report.

The Bleacher Report should indeed be proud of one of its favorite sons, Brian Scott.