Brooke Weisbrod | ESPN College Basketball Analyst

Brooke Weisbrod | ESPN College Basketball Analyst

By Richmond Weaver

Episode 105: Brooke Weisbrod | ESPN College Basketball Analyst

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Show Notes:

Rich Spotlight: Brooke Weisbrod Her job inherently consists of hurry up and wait but it’s also a symphony of organized chaos She really enjoys things not on camera that you get to experience during practices, pre-game, and post-game and gets energized more from those things behind the scenes than being in front of the camera Thoughts of one day doing play-by-play but it’s the most challenging position in the industry other than sideline reporting for football Nick Saban is the toughest coach to track down and she was intimidated the first times she had to grab a coach going into halftime and Charlie Strong when he was at Louisville was someone she really enjoyed Her family is super athletic and that was just part of her family so she was born into sports and a competitive family Became obsessive with Tennis because of an Andre Agassi ad which showed a larger than life athlete in a conservative sport She’s always liked to challenge the norm and to even create new norms and credits ESPN for pushing the boundaries Had an opportunity to play basketball overseas in Germany but fell waterskiing two-weeks before she left and injured her back which ultimately forced her to retire from playing after a short stint in Germany She was in Germany when 9/11 occurred and information was very difficult to obtain until the following day but the Germans were very empathetic A chance opportunity doing an in-game interview with Matt Hogue, Coastal Carolina basketball announcer and current AD led her to understand that being a sportscaster was what she wanted to do in her career She thinks LeBron will have more rings than Michael Jordan Sports in her life has given her a sense of purpose on a team, confidence, learning from failure and being in a gym was therapeutic – went to practice after her young brother died after being born with a congenital heart defect Her dream is to redesign the women’s basketball uniforms Diana Taurasi is the GOAT in women’s basketball Words of Wisdom from Brooke Weisbrod: Best advice for her industry: “Have a take and don’t suck.”

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