Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Sportaholics latest addition: Michael Williams
Hello fellow Sportaholics, I would like to welcome another esteemed member to our expanding team by the name of Michael Williams. He comes by way of Uniniontown, Ohio and will cover the Northeast region of sports for us. Mike has an enviable list of credentials at his disposal including a sports business degree from the University of Mount Union. Michael experience also includes night sales with the Cleveland Cavaliers, PSSI stadium operations intern for Heinz field, media relations intern for the surging Pittsburgh Pirates and marketing and media relations intern at Duquense University. Mike’s wealth of sports business acumen will be a welcome addition to the Sportaholic team. He has the type of passion for sports that all of us here on the Sportaholic share and will immediately jump in and begin to write articles for us.
So as always with any new addition to our ever expanding team, we have a set list of questions to introduce Michael to our audience. We love to throw our new writers on the hot seat and now its Mike’s turn. So with out further ado, the Sportaholic presents Michael Williams.
1. Who is your favorite sports team and why?
2. As a media relations intern what did you learn the most working with the Pittsburgh Pirates?
The most important thing I learned was to do the best possible work day in and day out. The Pirates have award winning game notes every day out because the two men who pride themselves with that. Jim Trdinich the Director of Media Relations let me start working on these said game notes about a month into the internship and I quickly found out how important it is to keep everything perfect in the game notes even when the production on the field from your team is not perfect.
3. How has sports shaped your view on life and what would you change if anything in sports?
4. How would you describe your writing style?
I'd like to think of my writing style as fresh. I'm a sports expert and statistics geek but I'm also one to throw in off topic sneers here and there, which is probably why my college writing professor didn't like my writing? I'm straight to the facts in my sports writing but I also take insight from other people in order to improve my writing. I'm not afraid to use a source. Some people think using a source or another's help discredits your own writing when in all actuality you're getting better at something you love and your reporting multiple views and correct facts.
5. Is there anything else that you care to share with the audience?