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Darren Rovell Reveals Pitch That Got Him The ESPN Job Back In 2000

Darren Rovell's pitch to ESPN about covering sports business.

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Love him or hate him, Darren Rovell has done a nice job making a name for himself covering the business of sports for ESPN. Friday, he gave fans an inside look at how he landed the job at the Worldwide Leader almost 16 years ago.

Rovell, who graduated from Northwestern back in 2000, apparently put together a compelling pitch for ESPN regarding why the network needed to cover the business aspect of the industry. In the pitch, he argues that sports are a business, not a form of entertainment. He also thought that launching a business site would allow ESPN to get "ahead" of FOX and CBS on the topic. Obviously, someone at the network was impressed, considering he got the job. Check it out:

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Darren Rovell's pitch to ESPN about covering sports business.
Darren Rovell's pitch to ESPN about covering sports business.
Darren Rovell's pitch to ESPN about covering sports business.
Darren Rovell's pitch to ESPN about covering sports business.

Rovell is sometimes ripped because he leaves the emotional aspect of sports out of his analysis. But if we're being realistic, whatever he's doing is working.