Confessions of a Sports TV Spouse

A Behind the Scenes look at life with a Sports TV Junkie (Photo Courtesy:

I’ve been with a Sports TV guy since the late 90s. When he first started working in Sports TV, he was a bright-eyed 21-year-old ready to take on the world. He had aspirations of meeting Joe Montana and to be on the field when the Red Sox won the World Series. Instead, he met Don “The Magik Man” Majikowski and was invited to a kegger at Trev Alberts’ house. His enthusiasm for all-things-sports is what makes a career in Sports TV worthwhile—for both of us. He can’t remember that the trash is picked up every Thursday, but he knows that Rickey Dudley was the 9th pick of the 1996 NFL draft. You can’t make this stuff up.

If you are dating, living with, or otherwise married to a Sports TV guy, there are a few things you need to know. Let’s start with the hours.

In the beginning of our relationship, it was an adjustment. I worked your standard 40 hours with weekends off while he went to work from 4pm-midnight and had Tuesday and Wednesday off. We saw each other about as much as Justin Bieber does his own laundry. He produced an late night show for CNN/Sports Illustrated and I would tune in at 11pm to catch a glimpse of him behind the sportscasters shoulder. Oh, did I mention I was new in town and didn’t know anyone? Yea, it was tough…

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Article by Nick

I grew up in Philadelphia watching the Eagles and Flyers with my Dad. I picked up every nugget he threw my way. We disagreed on the Randall Cunningham era, but in most other ways my father shaped my sports perspective. I am currently a Marketing Executive, which plays a major role in my sports writing perspective. Nick tagged this post with: , , , , Read 15 articles by
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  1. pam says:

    nice work Nichole! very funny!

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