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Making Connections

Making Connections

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Scott Edwards and Scott Neville host a brand new show called Making Connections in an attempt to meet and interview personalities in the Sports Journalism world. The idea is to learn about their journey to positions and get a better feel as to how they pursue their own positions after college.

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Episode 10: NESN's Pat McAvoy
In the tenth edition of Making Connections, Scott Neville and Scott Edwards interview NESN's Pat McAvoy.  Pat is an alumni of Merrimack College where he was the Editor-in-Chief at the school's newspaper called The Beacon. Website: https://wtfsports.org/
52:32
November 28, 2020
Episode 9: NESN and DraftKings' Emerson Lotzia, Jr.
In the ninth edition of Making Connections, Scott Neville and Scott Edwards interview Emerson Lotzia, Jr. Emerson hosts "After Hours" on NESN and covers Fantasy Sports for Draft Kings. He works for NESN and Draft Kings. He talks about his journey from a minor market to covering Boston sports. We discuss a range of topics regarding the sports media industry in our most entertaining discussion yet! 
01:25:14
November 20, 2020
Episode 8: The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal
In the eighth edition of Making Connections, Scott Neville and Scott Edwards interview The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal about his journey from the Baltimore Sun all the way to his current positions as a Senior Writer for the Athletic, sideline reporter for MLB on FOX, and regular on MLB Network. Ken discussed his difficult decision of picking Fox Sports over ESPN as well as breaking the biggest sports story since the steroid era, the Astros cheating scandal.
33:23
November 6, 2020
Episode 7: The Athletic's Andy McCullough
In the seventh edition of Making Connections, Scott Neville and Scott Edwards interview The Athletic's Andy McCullough about his journey to covering the Dodgers for The Athletic. He gave great insight on how to create your own luck and find the most important stories when on a beat.
37:02
October 30, 2020
Episode 6: Felger and Mazz's Tony Massarotti
In the sixth edition of Making Connections, Scott Neville and Scott Edwards interview 98.5's Tony Massarotti about his journey to becoming one of the most popular sports media members in New England. He gave great insight on the backbone of journalism and how to cover a beat.
57:18
October 23, 2020
Episode 5: ESPN's Jeff Passan
In the fifth edition of Making Connections, Scott Neville and Scott Edwards interview ESPN's Jeff Passan about his journey to becoming on of the most reliable sources of information in baseball. He gave great insight on the backbone of journalism and how to build a network of sources that spans across an entire professional sports league. This was a powerful episode of this directed study, 
53:30
October 16, 2020
Episode 4: Bleacher Report's Steve Perrault
In the fourth edition of Making Connections, Scott Edwards and Scott Neville interview Bleacher Report's Steve Perrault about his journey from Endicott to NESN, which landed him a gig on a small start up podcast called Section 10. That podcast is now the second oldest at Barstool Sports and the number one Red Sox podcast in the world. That role landed him a job at Bleacher Report, though he is still the producer and co-host of Section 10. 
44:57
October 9, 2020
Episode 3: WBZ's Michael Hurley
In the third edition of Making Connections, Scott Edwards and Scott Neville interview WBZ's Michael Hurley about his journey from a small station in Rhode Island to covering Boston sports for WBZ.
01:04:16
September 25, 2020
Episode 2: MLB.com's Anthony DiComo
In the second edition of Making Connections, Scott Edwards and Scott Neville interview MLB.com's Anthony DiComo about his journey from the Boston University to covering the New York Mets for MLB.com
44:56
September 18, 2020
Episode 1: MassLive's Chris Mason
In the first edition of Making Connections, Scott Edwards and Scott Neville interview MassLive's Chris Mason about his journey from Merrimack College to covering the New England Patriots for one of the bigger news outlets around. PLUS - Discussing his time at Merrimack - Cam Newton's progress ahead of the season opener - His time covering the Red Sox for the Eagle-Tribune We thank Chris for giving us his time to talk and look forward to his work for the 2020 NFL season. Please subscribe below to hear all of our interviews moving forward.
49:52
September 11, 2020