On the latest edition of the Awful Announcing podcast, host Ben Heisler was joined by ESPN’s Mina Kimes, who talked about her new gig as a preseason analyst for the Los Angeles Rams, becoming a writer, balancing the NFL’s off-field issues with on-field excitement, and a whole lot more.

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  • 4:20 – Is her next opportunity to be a Head Coach in the NFL now that she’s working with Sean McVay
  • 5:35 – How the idea of being a booth analyst didn’t really occur to her and how that changed
  • 6:50 – Who were/are NFL analysts & color commentators she’s enjoyed viewing/listening to
  • 8:30 – The best way to incorporate more and new information into broadcasts
  • 10:34 – When she knew she first wanted to become a writer
  • 11:15 – Was the transition from the business world of journalism into sports an intimidating one
  • 12:09 – Who helped in the initial transition? Who was in her corner from the beginning
  • 13:05 – Was there a concern that transitioning into sports would ruin her ability to be a fan
  • 14:35 – Balancing the joy of football with the on and off the field issues the sport provides
  • 16:35 – Would football consider a more transparent approach when it comes to injuries/health issues
  • 17:25 – Her takeaways from her profiles of Aaron Rodgers and Baker Mayfield – represent different times of players
  • 19:20 – Do we expect the QB position and personality of that position change in this new generation
  • 20:24 – How she came up with the voice for her dog Lenny on her podcast
  • 21:40 – What’s something about the Miami Clevelander studios we wouldn’t expect
  • 22:15 – Her viral reaction to Shohei Ohtani signing with the Mariners
  • 23:20 – Her strangest etch-a-sketch
  • 24:00 – Fan of The Bachelorette finale?
  • 25:02 – Any other impressions besides “DMX”
  • 25:35 – Is Pablo Torre as good of a karaoke singer as he claims to be?
  • 26:10 – Who is a non-obvious Super Bowl contender for 2019

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I'm the managing editor of Awful Announcing and the news editor of The Comeback. I also made The Outside Corner a thing for six seasons.