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Episode 21: Alex Gelhar - Homework for the rest of your life

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In a long anticipated episode, my NFL Fantasy colleague and roommate Alex Gelhar makes his appearance on the podcast. Alex shares the winding path that took him from a fledgling career in the entertainment industry, to working for the NFL as a digital features producer, and eventually landing in the fantasy department. There is a ton of great advice for start-up writers in addition to fun stories about Alex and the fantasy team's inner-workings at NFL.com. Highlights from this episode include: - Growing up in Wisconsin in Packers culture, and how Alex's positions as "beer boy" eventually got him a spot in his first fantasy league. - Alex's start in the entertainment industry and his eventual landing with the NFL. - A peak into some of the more corporate aspects of our job and his politicking leadership role with our team. - Taking the time to immerse yourself in you side interests and why that is important to staying sane and driven while covering sports. - Staying hungry and never being satisfied with where you are.