Being at the game is one thing, but a seat at ground level is where it’s really at. One man who’d know is respected Australian sports journalist Greg Prichard.
A veteran of Australian newspapers, radio, online (and whatever else our ever-changing media landscape offers up next), Prichard was kind enough to share some of his most treasured memories from his long and distinguished career in sports journalism with Inside Sport editor and NRL Dead In Goal podcast host James Smith.
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Prichard is pictured at the top of this post with rock god and one-time league anthem singer Jimmy Barnes. He grabbed a shot with Barnes at a finals series launch back in the day. Greg, who interviewed the great man a few times while Barnes was the game's frontman during the Simply The Best era, has been a Cold Chisel fan for over 40 years.
Prichard, who is also pictured below with the legendary Pele, has covered everything: from the Olympics, the Super League war, to countless other dramatic moments in Aussie sport … He was even on duty at work as a young copy-boy when news came through of Elvis’ death.
So sit back, relax and enjoy a walk down memory lane with a true doyen of the journalism game. If you’re looking to become involved in the media yourself, this interview is well and truly worth listening to. He has plenty to say on where sports media is going, what’s wrong with it and what is right about the industry, too. Enjoy!