Dear University of Colorado,
Please hire Mark Mangino. We here at the South Stands rely on local sports teams to provide us with comedy fodder for our tasteless jokes and snarky blog posts. We feel that Mark Mangino would supply us with more than enough material.
We rarely write about or comment on CU athletics. It's kind of a shame. Hire this guy and all that will change. Rumor has it that the Board of Regents will not support his hiring. Please, beg them to reconsider.
*Written July, 2012*
Sports Media multi-tasker and occasional muck-raker, Joel Klatt, from Root Sports Rocky Mountain and 104.3 the Fan talks about doing dual-duty, his journey through the worlds of sports and broadcasting, the state of the Colorado Rockies, the reason he's a Red Sox fan and what it's like to be on the road as a Dad.
Prepare to learn something you didn't know about a native son.
Klatt went from Pamona High to the Minors to CU to three years as a walk-on starter at QB to the Detroit Lions to the radio to TV. When it comes to sports, Klatt has seen it all.
When the University of Colorado got the sense that the football program had grown too powerful - they did what Penn State University did not - took the power back.