Most of you reading this probably don’t know me and couldn’t pick me out..(yet). I’m not one of the original guys with 10k, and I’m not a big-time content guy yet, but here is my quick story how I got latched on with 10K Takes.Starting off way back in high school it was a big decision to decide what you wanted to be when you grew up. For me, It seemed like everyone had their life planned out. They knew what college they wanted to attend, what major, what job, etc. I didn’t have a clue. I knew I loved sports. It was my life. Whether it was watching, playing, talking, or debating. It didn’t matter, anyone that’s ever met me knew sports were my passion. I played a little high school basketball and a lot of high school baseball. I was pretty good but obviously not good enough to go pro and have that be my profession. So I did what a lot of people who aren’t good enough at sports do, I decided I wanted to be a sports writer/analyst/broadcaster. That way I can still be around the game, spread my knowledge, and love what I do for a living.
Well… fast forward to my freshman year of college and I really started to understand that there isn’t a whole lot of jobs that you can make a living off of in sports. Not to mention all the traveling that comes with it and I’m a person that’s always wanted to have a family and be present for my kids. So I decided to go a different route and drop the whole sports journalist, broadcaster dream.Fast forward again 5 years to 2020. We are in the midst of a pandemic. Not sure if you’ve heard of it but it is/was called Covid. Anyways I saw a funny meme on Twitter or something so I followed the account that posted it. (Spoiler alert it was 10K Takes). Not much more than a week later The Twins season finally started up and there were sports again. On a Saturday evening, the Twins were hosting the Indians (yes, The Indians. The Guardians had NOT played a game yet). A friend and I went to Ramp B in Minneapolis, grabbed construction cones, and stood on top of them to grab a birds-eye view of the Twins playing baseball. We weren’t the only ones, there were roughly 20-30 including a few guys with a camera and a microphone. I recognized the logo on the microphone and remembered I follow them on Twitter. I Shot them a tweet and that was that.
The following summer as 10K grew I invited them out to one of my townball games. (More to come on that soon). I challenged them to do the 9-9-9 challenge and they did. After the game they crushed a few Brewskis with the team, JJ did the Bonino bit 100 times by request and then we went to the bar for drinks. The Aces and 10K got a pretty good rapport going. That following fall, I messaged Jack and asked if I could do a weekly gambling blog for the NFL, next thing ya know I was in and one of them. I’m so excited to be a part of one of the funniest and hardest working companies in the sports world. There are big things coming for 10K, we’ve only scratched the surface.Apply here if you’re interested!