When FOX employed award-winning reporter Tom Rinaldi away from ESPN in 2020, the community boasted that it might be including the fan favourite to its protection of school soccer, the NFL and the World Cup.
Rinaldi in all probability didn’t anticipate to cowl all of these in the identical week.
Amid arguably the most important sports activities stretch of the 12 months, the journalist took a 10-day, globetrotting odyssey from the Center East to the Midwest and again once more, becoming a member of FOX’s protection of Michigan-Ohio State, Chiefs-Rams, Cowboys-Giants and the U.S. Males’s Nationwide Workforce’s journey by way of group play in Qatar.
A journey that spanned 18,141 miles and greater than 41 hours of flight time.
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Rinaldi joined the Sports activities Media with Richard Deitsch podcast to speak about his wild stretch of journey. Now again in Qatar, Rinaldi nonetheless sounded fairly upbeat—if not invigorated—by his travels, telling Deitsch it’s not like the rest he’s completed in his profession.
“I’m simply so extremely grateful, who wouldn’t be?” Rinaldi stated. “To be at these video games and these occasions. To be in The Shoe for Ohio State-Michigan after which to be within the stadium for the USA in opposition to Iran. To be a part of the Thanksgiving custom within the NFL after which to be on the sideline to see Sean McVay attempting someway someway to unravel Patrick Mahomes. It’s an superior, superior set of alternatives.”
To not point out all these frequent flier miles and lodge factors he’s racking up. Hopefully Rinaldi will get to make use of them on a much-deserved trip someday quickly.