Introducing ESPN "The High School"

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.

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The school is part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's push to modernize outdated vocational or trade schools.
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.

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)

Posted by Awful Announcing at 8:28 AM

8 Comments:

"pretty darn cool"

when did my dad get a blog?

Bigface said...
Feb 4, 2009, 9:19:00 AM  

If ESPN is teaching the broadcasters of tomorrow, we are all fucked.

GMoney said...
Feb 4, 2009, 10:41:00 AM  

Is this some kinda April Fools joke two months early?

JamesCraven said...
Feb 4, 2009, 10:42:00 AM  

um. a large corporation training the future of their corporation, what could possibly go wrong? this is like brands that guide people through their lives with different products based on demographics.

Patrick said...
Feb 4, 2009, 10:57:00 AM  

Jobs in Sports and Entertainment are hard enough to get to begin with. This is going to flood the market with more people fighting for the low paying sports world.

Edward said...
Feb 4, 2009, 11:02:00 AM  

That actually does sound pretty cool.

JFein said...
Feb 4, 2009, 11:16:00 AM  

I wish I could go to that school and bully people for their lunch money.

Ed James said...
Feb 4, 2009, 12:17:00 PM  

So will these kids forgo their college eligiblility and sign with ESPN upon graduating?

walnuts said...
Feb 4, 2009, 12:45:00 PM  

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