Wednesday, October 31, 2007


!Fifteen minutes? How about a rock solid 48 hours.

From the New York Times:

Jonathan Wiener is a sophomore English major who enjoys William Faulkner novels. He is comfortable with bursts of words and long, descriptive paragraphs.

So when Wiener’s narrative skills were put to a test Saturday in a football broadcast booth, he was prepared. For a young man with broadcasting ambitions, it was the pop quiz from heaven.

“I can’t think of anything better in the world than watching football and talking about it,” Wiener, 20, said in a telephone interview yesterday. “It was only one of the most improbable plays in college football history.”

Wiener, a student at Trinity University in San Antonio, was the play-by-play announcer for the Division III college football game between Trinity and Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss. Now here's the rest of the story: Wiener, is from Jackson, and a Murrah High graduate who lives five minutes from Millsaps.

Go figure. "My childhood dream has always been to be on ESPN calling football games," said Wiener Monday. "So there it is."

He was part of a four-man crew with only one camera in a telecast seen live only over the Internet.

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