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Episode 6: Eric Stoner - Passions are best left as hobbies

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The Backyard Banter Podcast

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We have a treat for the sixth installment of The Backyard Banter Podcast as Eric Stoner? joins the show to talk about the ebbs and flows of his time in the football industry. If you aren't familiar with Stoner, he is one of the brightest football minds you'll find on Twitter and spent time working with Rotoworld, Bleacher Report and MattWaldmanRSP.com. However, these days he is no longer in pursuit of spending time as a professional writer, and that's what Stoner and I talk about on this episode. Highlights from this episode include: - How Eric first got started as a freelance writer after spending time as a high school coach. - The conflicts of making what was a passion a day-to-day job. - Navigating Twitter, while remembering the importance of fun and making friends. "If you logout none of these people exist." - A valuable discussion on why football takes itself too seriously and how that seeps into the coverage. - Finding out if the game truly speaks to you, whether this really is for you and being okay if it's not.