Ben’s Beat

  • Dissecting Minimalism (December 30, 2015)

    Over the Christmas weekend I was watching HGTV. It’s not a normal occurrence for me to watch HGTV. But since there were no competitive basketball or football games on, I didn’t...

  • My Holiday Family (December 23, 2015)

    Most of the time when I’m at ballgames I’m by myself. I go down and chat with coaches, or parents, sometimes athletes. But the majority of my time spent in the...

  • Storytelling Perspective (December 16, 2015)

    One of the best parts of the holiday time is storytelling. Whether it’s seeing people from an older generation telling you about “Back in my day” or others telling you about...

  • Au Contraire Mon Ami (December 2, 2015)

    Zaly turns five today. And as has been the case virtually her entire life, I have a basketball game I am broadcasting. As the only of my three girls born during...

  • Acquiring Taste (November 25, 2015)

    Acquired taste – it’s something that you hear a lot, especially when it comes to food. Kids don’t eat raw oysters, or sushi. There may be some that do but they’re...

  • Truly Prepared for Being Used (November 14, 2015)

    I got to meet and interview my broadcasting idol this past weekend. And shake the hand of the winningest coach in Colorado High School Volleyball history. And witness a state championship...

  • Self-Doctrination (October 14, 2015)

    I tend to try and be a positive guy. It’s something I’ve always prided myself in – the whole making lemonade when life hands you lemon thing. Doesn’t always work, but...

  • Hating Parents As A Parent (September 23, 2015)

    Parents make me angry.  Keep in mind when reading that sentence that I am a parent.  In my fifteen years of sports broadcasting I have encountered many groups of people that...

  • I Turned 34 Yesterday (August 26, 2015)

    I turned 34 yesterday.  It really doesn’t have the same ring to it as other birthdays.  When you’re a kid it’s cute to say, “I just turned 4!” When you’re old,...

  • Listening, Part 2 (August 19, 2015)

    Listening was the topic of my column last week, as it is this week.  With the fall sports seasons getting underway, even if the coach has been involved with an athlete...

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