Producer of the Wes McElroy Show from 3pm - 6pm
Jesse has been with Clear Channel Media & Entertainment since 2010. He considers himself a Richmond transplant as he has lived in the River City for over 10 years now but grew up in the Western Maryland area. Deciding to attend VCU he studied Broadcast Journalism and English while spending time working at radio stations WVCW and WRIR. Jesse is currently the producer for the Wes McElroy Show as well as other shows for Sports Radio 910. Being from the Maryland area he is a diehard fan of the Baltimore Ravens and the Washington Capitals. Besides his work at Sports Radio 910 he also writes a blog for VCU basketball’s radio website.
The current top play on SportsCenter comes from William Byrd High School in Vinton, VA. Basketball player Marvey’o Otey fired off a shot from behind his back in the right-hand corner of the court and much to everyone’s shock, including his, it went in! However Otey didn’t get to see it go in because he was running through the gym door.
I am absolutely stoked for Anchorman 2! If you are excited as I am here's a little Ron Burgundy fix for you. This first clip is from his hilarious interview with Peyton Manning on Sportscenter....
This one is from when he was hanging out with the boys from the Dan Patrick show, enjoy them both with a glass of scotch!
With playoff's starting in most leagues, Jeff Erickson from Rotowire.com gives you 4 downs of advice.
Oh those loveable miserable Browns fans...
Reminds me of this gem...
1 – The opportunity to pursue my passion in working in sports media, and being able to do that and learn every day. Thankful for having the capabilities to cover some of my favorite teams including: VCU basketball, Richmond Spiders football, Washington Wizards basketball, and the Richmond Flying Squirrels.
2 – The servicemen/women and first responders, especially my family and friends that are among them, that protect and take care of this country every day so I can continue to have the opportunity that I mentioned in No. 1.
3 – The Baltimore Ravens winning the Super Bowl. Growing up in Maryland my grandfather always told me stories about the Colts and I always wanted to experience that, so I was hooked on the Ravens day one of their arrival to Baltimore. It was awesome to be there in the Charm City for the event and having the time of my life with 600,000 other Ravens fans.
4 – Back-to-back winning seasons for the Baltimore Orioles. Being a lifelong O’s fan the 15 years prior to the 2012 season were very hard to stomach. After many thought 2012’s Wild Card year was just a fluke, the O-birds proved that they have built the foundation for continued success.
5 – The United States Men’s Soccer team qualifying for the World Cup. Growing up playing the sport, I am a soccer junkie. I got hooked on the World Cup when it was here in the states in 1994, and every summer since then those 3 to 4 weeks my whole world stops. I joined the Richmond chapter of the American Outlaws, US soccer’s fan group, and with a summer ahead where the US looks like they can contend, I suggest you do the same.
6 – That there is finally a plan in place for a new baseball stadium in Shockoe Bottom. Now I could go on for entire blog post about this but I’ll keep it short and sweet. I know there are still some roadblocks in this plan that need to be cleared before they can even think about breaking ground, but I love this idea. Outside of the stadium I think the development part of the plan is something the bottom desperately needs. Hopefully the Mayor, City Council, and the developers can get this deal finalized and rolling so we don’t end up losing a great group like the Squirrels.
7 – Goodbye to the BCS! After years and years of outrage surrounding the BCS, the NCAA showed what little competence they have and created a playoff system. While it may only be a 4-team playoff, I feel like this is a test for what they may try to pull off in the future. Hey for us BCS opponents getting that appetizer is good enough for now.
8 – That baseball is going to get out of its own way and expand instant replay. Some of the ways teams have lost or pitchers have lost no-hitters or perfect games have been too painful to watch. While the official vote on the expansion is not until Jan. 16th, it’s exciting to hear that tag plays, out-at-first calls, and fair/foul calls are going to get a second look when needed. The sport needed to grow up in this way.
9 – Both the NBA and the NHL are starting on time and are playing full seasons. Nobody likes lockouts in sports, and it’s unfair to fans that spend their hard-earned dollar on these sports. Both leagues still have a lot of problems but as along as they work it out in the office and the product is still on the ice or court, I among others are happy!
10 – And here’s just a random list: Tuesday night MAC football, Expanded NCAA tournament coverage, That Foot Locker commercial where Mike Tyson gave Evander Holyfield’s ear back, Kate Upton, The UFC, Shaka Smart’s contract extension, This insane year in the NFL, ESPN’s 30 for 30 series, and the Read-Option.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!