(BRANDON HANSEN/Managing Editor of the Chewelah Independent)
The greatest thing about the “sports industry” as opposed to other areas of work is when someone gets into their sweet spot, they very rarely leave. When you talk about sports writers, you’re usually talking about guys who have been in the same position for years, talking with the same coaches and same players for years and years on end.
Rick Reilly was at Sports Illustrated for so many years that the back page of the magazine basically became the Reilly page. Bob Robertson has been the voice of the WSU Cougars for so many years, it’s really hard to listen to a radio broadcast these days without his familiar gravely-yet-friendly tone where he describes Martin Stadium and the Cougars better than anyone else. Bob started calling for the Cougs back in 1964. More