I have a confession to make: I found Bleacher Report due to the CBSSports.com correspondent application process.
So there, I've said it.
According to the "rules", journalism experience was preferred, not required.
What I did have was a wealth of experience in and around professional sports and the entertainment industry.
My Saints have opened so many doors during my life, how could I not jump at the chance to cover them for CBSSports via Bleacher report?
Sure, I'll have to come up with five articles, but there is a list of compulsory topics. That I can do, I have been around football all my life. Truth be told, the New Orleans Saints, in the '70s were my second favorite team.
My dad's semi-pro team, the Blue Knights, was my first.
Yes, I knew I was going into this with a bit of a handicap, but I would NEVER forgive myself if I didn’t try.
Now the contest is over, and I am ecstatic to say, I was one of the finalist. So I didn’t get the “job,” but the experience sure outweighed the outcome. Here’s a brief look at how it went, with the help of ‘Ole Blue Eyes, the Chairman of the board, Mr. Frank Sinatra.
And now, the end is near,
And so I face the final curtain.
My friends, I'll say it clear;
I'll state my case of which I'm certain.