Late for Work 7/12: Key Takeaways From Conversation Surrounding Ravens Rookies, Plus Can’t-Miss Social Media

Late for Work 7/12: Key Takeaways From Conversation Surrounding Ravens Rookies, Plus Can’t-Miss Social Media

Late for Work 7/12: Key Takeaways From Conversation Surrounding Ravens Rookies, Plus Can’t-Miss Social Media

We are officially inside the 60-day countdown to the start of the 2018 NFL season. Gridiron Thursdays and Sundays are right around the corner.

Ravens rookies reported to their first day of training camp on Wednesday in Owings Mills, Md.

You might be wondering, ‘Why so damn early?’ Well, the Ravens are scheduled to make their first-ever appearance in next month’s Hall of Fame Game against the Chicago Bears, allowing the team to require players to show up nearly two weeks early.

With so much hype surrounding several of John Harbaugh’s first-year guys, here are key takeaways from conversation surrounding Ravens rookies this week:

Lamar Jackson

We begin with chatter continuing to build around what Lamar Jackson’s role will serve come September. The No. 32 overall pick has some people in Baltimore buzzing about the versatility his skill set could bring to Marty Mornhinweg’s offense. Jerry Coleman of 105.7 The Fan weighed in.

 

Hayden Hurst 

Hayden Hurst is receiving all kinds of love from Madden 19. The No. 25 pick and former standout baseball player is among the top rookies to come out of the SEC, according to the popular video game set to be released next month.

The 24-year-old had all the right things to say about Joe Flacco and Lamar Jackson in his interview with SB Nation’s Baltimore Beatdown. 

“Both of those guys can throw it where they want it. They’ll put it up even when I’m not open and they trust me to go make a play,” said Hurst.

Jordan Lasley 

Jordan Lasley is out to prove his doubters wrong. Don’t underestimate the degree of difficulty that comes with doing high-intensity agility exercises…in the sand. Be on the lookout for the 21-year-old former UCLA Bruin in Joe Flacco’s open field.

Hayden Hurst & Mark Andrews 

Baltimore Beatdown’s Evan Mazza suggests that the combination of Hayden Hurst and Mark Andrews draws light comparisons to 2010 rookies for the New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez.

“While Baltimore does not have the same offensive pedigree as the Patriots, like Gronkowski and Hernandez, Hurst and Andrews are likely to be targeted significantly as rookies,” said Mazza.

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Social Media Rewind:

Rookies Arrive 

 

Michael Pierce

 

Defensive tackle Michael Pierce gives Twitter a glimpse of his offseason training regiment.

 

Robert Griffin III 

 

🔥🔥🔥 @wester_barber got ya boy right

A post shared by Robert Griffin III (@rgiii) on

RGIII posted a photo of his new hairdo on Instagram. High and tight.

 

Jermaine Eluemunor

 

This year’s World Cup from Russia has engaged millions of soccer fans across the world. Cue Ravens guard Jermaine Eluemunor and his Twitter takeover Wednesday.

Here we find Jermaine setting the scene, letting his followers know where his loyalty lies.

Searching flights mid-match. Never a good idea. High risk, high reward.

Judging by his use of exclamation points, the stakes are high.

Sharing his feelings early and often. Has to be feeling some type of way, you would imagine.

Potential future analyst? Situational soccer knowledge on display.

Confidence is building. Danger zone. You know where this is going.

Crunch time kicks in.

Throbbing.

Always an easy target. The people with the whistles.

‘Tf’ stands for ‘Too Far’. Right?

Setting up future plans. Smart man.

The loss has sunk in. So, now what? Start recruiting.

Insightful stuff here. Athletes are human!

How about this for the ultimate turnaround? He finds a way to spin it back to the ultimate prize: the Lombardi Trophy. Genius. Well done, Jermaine. Your winner of today’s Social Media Rewind.

See you soon, Ravens fans. Holler at me here.

Live From the Broadcast Booth at Homewood

Live From the Broadcast Booth at Homewood

I am the new voice of Johns Hopkins men’s and women’s soccer. Over the course of this fall, I will call over 30 games of collegiate soccer between Hopkins and Stevenson University.

Here are a few highlights from a 4-1 JHU men’s soccer victory over York College:

 

Keep up with me on social media as I navigate through my broadcasting career in my first year out of college: @BobTrosset (Twitter & Instagram).

The Culmination of Four Years

The Culmination of Four Years

It has been almost two months since I dove into the ‘real world’ and started my Admission Assistant gig at Loyola University Maryland. Considering I was a Student Worker in the Office of Undergraduate Admission during my four years, it has been a smooth transition from student to employee.

I feel lucky that while the majority of those in my graduating class are transitioning into foreign offices in unfamiliar environments, I am working alongside professionals who I consider to be family.

While I await my first “break” in broadcasting, I am overseeing Loyola’s tour guide program and assisting in the creation of a new culture and name of the organization: Greyhound Ambassadors. As a Greyhound Ambassador, you will serve as a representative who is asked to lead tours on campus, greet prospective students and their families, and provide direction to those in need.

Additionally, I am currently going through the training process to present information sessions and enhance the visit experience. This requires serious memorization of majors/minors offered, the admission process and ROI statistics. Although I have quite a bit of public speaking experience, using a Prezi as a tool takes time and patience to master. I hope to be behind the podium presenting the university I love before the end of July.

Not all of the last seven weeks have been smooth sailing. Living alone in a four-person townhouse (exactly where I lived senior year) with no neighbors has had its challenges. Sitting inside my very own cubicle hasn’t exactly been the most riveting thing ever. This is what it’s all about, though. I am making ends meet while I await my first gig in broadcasting.

I know what I’m getting myself into. I understand the cutthroat nature of the business. I realize just how fierce the competition is. And most importantly: I accept the harsh realities of the field and am confident in my abilities to make it to where I ultimately want to be.

For now, follow me on Twitter @BobTrosset or subscribe to my YouTube channel.

Living with Spanairds

With (l-r) Diana Sánchez Ceballos, Mario López Pinilla, Sergio Martin, Bob Trosset, and Ana Rubio Ruiz

With (l-r) Diana Sánchez Ceballos, Mario López Pinilla, Sergio Martin, Bob Trosset, and Anna Rubio Ruiz

Loyola University Maryland offers three living options for students who choose to study abroad in Madrid, Spain. Students have the option to live with a host family, in university housing or in independent apartments in the city.

As a Spanish and journalism double-major, the opportunity to be immersed into the Spanish language was what initially appealed to me about the program.

Fast forward to the application process.

I was really struggling with deciding between living with a host family or in an independent apartment. I knew I wanted to live with Spaniards, but didn’t necessarily want to be bound to the rules that come along with living with a host family. For example, students studying in Alcala de Henares must let their families know they won’t be around for dinner 24 hours in advance.

I ultimately elected to find an independent apartment in Madrid. This meant that I would fly into Madrid and not know where I’d be sleeping that night.

This method isn’t for everyone. I was up for an adventure, though.

After negotiating rent with several Spanish-speaking landlords, I found a place in La Plaza de España.

The “flat” is made up of eight total people, all of which are students. I live with four Spaniards, two French girls and an Aussie. At any given point, one can hear three different languages being spoken. Believe me, this can be overwhelming at times!

I can’t speak enough about how much assistance I’ve received from the Spaniards with everyday things regarding Spanish life. When I want to travel to small towns outside of Madrid, Sergio helps me navigate the city via the bus system. When I needed help translating an interview I conducted in Spanish, Diana took time out of her day to sit down with me.

And I return the favor.

My flatmates, Diana, Ana, Sergio and Mario, are in various Masters programs throughout Madrid. I’ve been able to give them assistance with the English language when they’re struggling on an assignment.

This has created a unique friendship between the five of us.

Later this month, they plan on taking me to their home town of Toledo. I can’t think of a better way to travel than alongside locals.

Whether I’m doing laundry, making breakfast, hanging out in the living room or rushing out the door, I’m constantly surrounded by the Spanish language and forced to speak it.

My objective from the beginning has been to put myself in a position to return back home in December fluent in the Spanish language.

Without my living situation being the way it is, I wouldn’t be on my way to doing so.

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