Some days I find my self with nothing to do and look for ways to waste my time. I catch up on my social media but most days I spend a lot of time on YouTube watching various genres of entertainment. However, being a big sports fan, I gravitated towards several different sport analysis tv shows and podcasts. After watching many sports talk shows, I stumbled upon a segment from The Herd with Colin Cowherd and was instantly intrigued.
What drew me toward Cowherd is his creativity in his segments. During his show he will play games that allow the viewer to make their own opinion on the topics and compare theirs to Cowherd’s. After giving his opinion, Colin always gives a very intelligent and evidence-based answer as to why he thinks he’s right. He also connects with his viewers by drawing comparisons and making connections from the gridiron with everyday situations in life.
The video above is a segment from his show called “Playoff or Takeoff” in which he is given a list of teams that are on the cusp of being a playoff team and decides if they will make it to the playoffs or “takeoff” after the regular season. Cowherd has many other segments similar to the one above that influenced me to pursue a career in sports journalism.
When debating what career path I wanted to pursue, Colin Cowherd showed me that I don’t have to slave away at a desk doing something boring to earn a paycheck. Cowherd watches sports and shares his opinion with millions around the nation on different platforms and makes a lot of money doing it. Although I know he worked hard to get to the top of the industry, he inspired me to pursue something that I love and not settle when it comes to my happiness in my career.