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Episode 34: Field Yates - It's the nature of what we do

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Episode 34 brings us Field Yates of ESPN and former NFL front office employee. Field shares his experience in getting to the NFL and then transitioning out into the media side. He shares a wealth of information through his journey, and especially in the latter years as he currently wears multiple hats with ESPN. ?Highlights from this episode include: - How Field initially got connected with NFL teams as a young person working at the camps as an intern. - What turned him off about working for an NFL team and his eventual departure from that life. - The itch to cover football once out of the league and starting as just another guy with a blog. - Bringing some of his scouting background to his work at ESPN but also realizing he's not the authority on the matter. - What's changed in Field's perspective now that he not only does fantasy football, but also is a TV personality.