Commentary: Drew Shirley explains the method of his madness

Commentary- Drew Shirley July 11, 2012

I'd like to tell you a little bit more about me and my sportscasts. Wednesday, July 11 is just my 8th day on KPLC-TV and already, some of you have noticed that I am not your typical sports guy. I've received quite a bit of feedback. Some very positive and some... not so positive.

In response, I want you to know that I never intend to offend or anger anyone with my sportscasts.

But I DO intend to present the sports in a different kind of way.

If you're looking for Joe Friday on sports ("just the facts"), you have the wrong guy. I believe that sports should be the fun part of the newscast and I try to have fun doing it.

I hope to do it with a twinkle in my eye... not a sneer on my lips.

I try to see the humorous side of sports but I won't ever poke fun at a high school or college kid. Only the pros. That's just my style and I know it is not for everyone.

If you don't like me, feel free to exercise your inalienable right as a viewer but I hope you'll give me a couple of weeks.

Maybe I'll grow on you.

These are my thoughts, now tell me yours at dshirley@kplctv.com.

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