Wednesday, February 04, 2009
ESPN pimps everything from cell phones and clothing, to movies and film festivals, so it isn't a surprise that there will soon be an ESPN-themed High School in New York City. Wait, that actually is a surprise. I take that back. The "Leader" will be working with the city to create something called B.O.S.S., or the "Business of Sports School", and it will be opening its doors this September. Via the Associated Press....
NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN and the New York City Department of Education are teaming up to create a new high school focusing on the business side of sports.Really? I was all set to make fun of this whole thing, but that actually sounds pretty darn cool. I would have killed to join a school like that when I was young, and to give kids internship opportunities like that in high school, is definitely going to help them when they get to College.
The Business of Sports School, or BOSS, will open in September with 81 ninth grade students.
The school plans to emphasize real world skills through mandatory internships at companies like ESPN The Magazine, ABC Sports, and VitaminWater.
The school is part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's push to modernize outdated vocational or trade schools.
There is one problem though. How are they ever going to field a good Sports team with a school full of team managers?
ESPN to help create NYC sports-themed high school (AP)