There had been rumors for the last few days that Larry Weisman, then of USA Today, might be coming onboard here at Redskins Park for something. But the rumors were unspecific, as rumors tend to be, about exactly what that “something” would entail. Writing seemed to be the logical assumption, although Weisman has also been a regular on local sportstalk radio, including ESPN 980′s Sports Reporters. And everyone knows that all sportswriters these days inevitably wind up shouting on TV somewhere, so that was a possibility as well.
The official news release yesterday didn’t clarify things much. It named the position — “Editorial Director” — and, in the final line, summed up his role as non-specifically as humanly possible: “Weisman will contribute to various Redskins television, radio and print properties.”
Despite the slight weirdness inherent in interviewing one’s incoming co-worker, I said to heck with it and called Weisman to find out more about him, his cryptic new position, and his pre-Redskins career. But I started with the most obvious question I could think of: what, exactly, would he be doing with the team?
“The discussions that we’ve had so far have been primarily about me doing a lot of things with Larry Michael on the TV end of things,” he said, “with the Comcast SportsNet show Redskins Nation and some other things that may be in the works. Some radio things, some of which I think also need some discussion, and some contributions to the dot-com.”
Wow. So you really will be all over Redskins media.
“What we used to call it at USA Today was platform diving.”
So after these thirty years or so at USA Today, what do you feel like you’re bringing to the Redskins? Read more »
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