Muhammad Ali. Nantucket. Congratulations to you both!!! I majored in psychology after taking an interest in it following some introduction-level courses, not because I intended to major in it long before I got to college.
People wants facts and information, but many also want opinions and conjecture on top of that. How did that lead to you becoming a NFL reporter for ESPN?
Do you have certain criteria? The news cycle is fast, but getting a story right and getting it in the proper context is still so key. I just listened to the pod and appreciate the stories shared of that amazing weekend. You can get close to reporting a story, but need one final source to feel fully confident and need to wait a while before receiving said confirmation.
Stories evolve. Made In Italy. Red's: Who do you want access to and why?
Handcrafted Sunglasses. What holes does each team need to fill?
Field: Let’s break these down individually and try to keep it simple: Atlanta needs to add one more edge rusher to pair with Vic Beasley, New York needs to continue to bolster the offensive line and add a linebacker, the Panthers need backfield depth and receiver help, while the Patriots could target pass rusher or offensive tackle depth. My job is not just to report, but, in some cases, also to take that information and opine, analyze, etc. Sources need to know that information can be shared confidentially and that not all information that is shared with me is information to be reported.
Since a young age, my intention was to work in sports, specifically in football.
Field: Usually a mile a minute.The NFL is a wildly popular sport, so rarely does a day pass where we aren’t thinking about football. Thoughts on Deflategate...? Red's: What makes a good story for you?
Allow me to agree with that assessment. Moments that can be captured immediately but live on forever. My morning consists of segments on SportsCenter and meetings to prepare for our afternoon NFL-based shows (NFL Insiders and NFL Live). That’s something that I believe serves anyone well, regardless of professional field. Nantucket Magazine. Red's: You earned a bachelor of arts in psychology from Wesleyan University. I count the Nantucket’s Basket purse every time I go. Ohio State beating Miami in the 2003 BCS National Championship Game.
Field: It’s hard to say specifically who or what type of person I want to gain access to, but the most important part of relationship building for me is trust. Designed in America. Field: In some way, shape or form, my life has almost always revolved around sports. Boston has seen virtually unparalleled success amongst its four major sports teams in the past 15 years, but the passion of its fans extends back in eternity. Interpersonal skills apply to almost any walk of life and I believe studying psychology can enhance them. I’ve been bench pressed on national TV twice.
Field: While I’m not sure if it’s specific to just the last year, I do believe that the role of a reporter has morphed recently. What I found was that it helped me understand people in a more nuanced manor. Red's: In your opinion, how has the meaning of the word “reporter” changed over the past year? FIELD YATES. In between, it’s staying on top of the news, checking social media for updated information and readying for the next story. Staying dedicated to displaying that trust is a goal of me each day. What’s your favorite place to relax?
Recently, it’s been a desire to improve my mediocre golf game!
Field: I got into this line of work because of the game of football itself, but I understand that there’s much more involved: it’s a business. Red's are handcrafted in Italy by skilled artisans, whose methods are steeped in tradition, precision and integrity.
← Older Post Field: Trey Hanlan and I have a friendship that extends back close to 30 years, as our parents were friends from the town of Lincoln, Mass.
Field has often said that Russ epitomizes many of the qualities you would most covet in a friend, let by his loyalty. Do you play Fantasy Football?
Newer Post →, Please note, comments must be approved before they are published. A teammate of Field's on the lacrosse field (he, unlike Field, was actually a very skilled lacrosse player), Russ has become like another Yates boy, … How do you gain access to those individuals and get the sources you want? Favorite sports moment? Red's: What was it like growing up in the Greater Boston area?
Field: To be honest, sort of by accident.
Favorite athlete of all time? Red's: With the NFL Draft less than a week away, how do you see things shaping up for say the Falcons, Giants and Panthers and Pats? Field: A willingness to stay the course is probably one of the first things that comes to mind.