Roddick & Friend T.O. on the Set Down Under


Roddick & Friend T.O. on the Set Down Under

roddick-and-towens-300x225On Sunday night (Monday, Jan. 18, in Melbourne), following Andy Roddick’s opening-round, straight-set victory in the Australian Open over Thiemo de Bakker, host Chris Fowler interviewed Roddick on the ESPN2 set…and he was joined by his friend Terrell Owens. The star NFL receiver has been a fan of Roddick’s for years and was there “to support my boy Andy.” Owens expressed his admiration for the athleticism of tennis players and compared how they work on opponents to find their weaknesses and set up winning shots the same way he works on defensive backs. To watch the whole segment, click the video box below.

Extensive coverage of the Australian Open on ESPN2 and continues daily for two weeks through the championship matches.

Dave Nagle

As I write this on 11-11-21, it's now 35 years for me at ESPN, the only real job I’ve ever had. I joined merely to help with the upcoming America’s Cup in Australia. I was told it would be for three months at all of $5.50 per hour. I like to say I simply kept showing up. I’ve worked on almost every sport, plus answered viewer calls and letters (people used to write!), given tours, written the company newsletter and once drove NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon to the local airport. My travels have been varied…I’ve been to Martinsville, Darlington, Indy and Super Bowls; the America’s Cup (all 3) in San Diego and College GameDay in the sport’s meccas such as Eugene, Auburn, Lubbock, Stillwater and more; the NBA Finals, Wimbledon (16 times and counting) and the “other Bristol,” the one with a race track in Tennessee. These days, my main areas are tennis, UFC, boxing, network-wide ratings (by month/quarter/year), and corporate communications documents, including fact sheets, chronologies, lists and nearly 35 of the Year in Review press releases. UPDATE EXACTLY ONE YEAR LATER: Today, November 11, 2022, I am retiring from ESPN -- 36 years to the day I began. As I ride off into the sunset – top down and E Street Radio blaring – I do so with so many wonderful memories, proud of my contributions and a heart full of gratitude for the opportunity. 
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