Ross & CalebApril 6th, 2012 at 1:00 am by Mike Cleff under Sports 18
Friday, April 6,
I’ve been very fortunate to be in the sportscasting profession for 25 years and there have been numerous changes, some for the better and some for the worse. One constant that has remained, however, is that you need good workers and good people to put a good sports product on the air and on our website. And I’m very, very lucky to have a couple of those in Ross Bolin and Caleb Martin.
I’m on the anchor desk more often than Ross and Caleb but they’re the reasons that we have a very local sports product. In fact, I’ll put our local television sports product and local sports website product up against any other TV station in the entire country. The credit for that goes to Ross and Caleb, two really hard-working gentlemen.
Both Ross and Caleb are local products and know the area, which is a huge help. Ross is a Harrison alum while Caleb is a former Fountain Central Mustang. But they both have applied their local knowledge and terrific work ethics, to the benefit of those who watch us and read us (and to our viewers and readers I say thank you, thank you, thank you very much).
I’m very lucky that both of them get great results with no attitude and no drama. Both are very mild-mannered and are always thinking of good story ideas. And in a very stressful profession, both Ross and Caleb are as even-keeled as they come. The next time I hear either one of them raise their voice will be the first. And they both do it while having a lot of responsibility away from work. Ross is happily married to his high school sweetheart and both of them have a couple of nifty dogs, Albert and Ernie, who nevertheless need lots of TLC. Caleb has an adorable young son, Kaiden. Caleb is normally fairly quiet off the air and behind the scenes but ask him about Kaiden and he starts chatting up a storm—which I absolutely and thoroughly enjoy.
It seems with every passing day it’s more common to point out the negatives and not remember the positives—and it’s something I’m guilty of. I don’t thank my two saviors enough. So, Ross and Caleb, thank you very much from the bottom of my heart for your efforts to Sportsteam 18 each and every day.
Blog to you soon,