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Adrienne Roberson started out as a theater major at the University of Tennessee but quickly switched to broadcasting when she realized she could combine two passions: sports and speaking into a microphone.She loved listening to Casey Kasem and Dick Clark on the radio, and she grew up in Philadelphia, going to Eagles and Phillies games with her dad. Once she got to Tennessee, she realized its like you eat and breathe football.Since then, Roberson, 41, has worked in radio across the U.S. as a disc jockey, sports and traffic reporter and sports board operator for SiriusXM. But her big break came in college when she got the job as public address announcer for the Knoxville Smokies minor league baseball team for two seasons. Shes done PA work for a number of college and pro sports teams -- true labors of love -- and has been the voice of the Bowie Baysox, the Baltimore Orioles Double-A affiliate just minutes from her home in Odenton, Maryland, since 2005. By her count, shes one of only three women doing the job in organized baseball.She reached the majors in 2012 when she worked the mic for an Orioles game at Camden Yards on Mothers Day. She has done eight other Os games since and was one of seven finalists (out of 672 applicants) for the teams regular gig.Roberson juggles a hectic schedule working for the Baysox and Sirius, doing PA work for Georgetown University and several other teams, and raising two teenagers with her husband, a U.S. Navy officer. Recently she talked about her baseball career -- and why its always important to get your foot in the door.Put down that beer!When I applied to the Smokies, I got a job as a box-seat hostess, which is basically when you bring the beer to the people sitting in the lower section. I wanted the job to announce, but that wasnt open. So I got my foot in the door.The announcer was a TV on-air guy, and he got called away to do a big story one day, and I put the beer down, as a hostess, and walked up to the press box. They literally had me put the beer down on the ground and I went up and announced the game. I was there, and they knew I wanted that job. Then the guy started doing more stuff and I got the job. So in 1996 and 97, I was the full-time announcer.Everything has always been about being in the right place at the right time. Even if you have the talent, it doesnt matter. Youve got to pay your dues, youve got to learn from the bottom up and at least get in the door and work for what you want to do.Voice of the BaysoxIn 2004, we moved here from Pennsylvania and while looking for homes, I saw the Bowie Baysox stadium. We live about 15 minutes from there so I put in an application to be an announcer. They didnt have an announcing position open so I was actually a camera operator in 2004. I maybe did about 30 games that year, you know, following the flight of the ball or fan action, that kind of stuff. Again, the announcer couldnt make it one day, and I filled in because again they knew thats what I wanted. When he decided to change jobs, they offered it to me.Her styleI play it pretty straight. I do weave in a lot of enthusiasm. I definitely embellish sometimes. Any players names that end in O, I like to give that much more. Like, Now batting, Manny Machadooooooo!When players come up to bat, theyve got so much on their mind. Sometimes theyre listening and sometimes theyre not, but they need to hear their music to kind of get in their zone and kind of tune out all thats going on around them. I just try to give them that little bit of extra energy and just bring enthusiasm to the game. Its not just reading a name on a piece of paper. Youre a big element of the game.Tongue twistersWhen I first get to the park, I sit down with the radio guy from the other team and we run through the rosters for any weird pronunciations or names you think you know how its going to sound, but its completely different. I write them phonetically real big on a piece of paper so when that name comes up, I have it. Theres been some difficult names. Two names I remember that were hard were Eulogio de la Cruz -- pronounced a-oo-low-Hee-E-oh -- and Ambiorix Concepcion.Critics?For the most part Ive had really positive reaction. You do have some people that would prefer a mans voice. Youd have that anywhere. You have people that dont like you. So I know theres people out there, but I havent had anybody say it to my face. I have seen it on Twitter.Showing up to The ShowIts been incredible, just an absolute dream come true to work Orioles games. Its like the Baysox but on a grander scale. Instead of 7,000 people, youre talking closer to 40,000, but its a whole different world. Youre still in front of the mic, youre still doing the game, but the crowd energy, the enthusiasm. Thousands of people are echoing what you say.Wow factor at Camden YardsId say from the second inning on, I enjoy every moment, just looking around at this gorgeous field, and the city itself and the game. But that first little bit ... every time I go theres still that wow moment.This is work?Its a job but it doesnt feel like a job. I never get bored. I get excited every time I go. Its my passion. I get to watch a game and announce and every day is something new. Its never seeing the same game again and again. Every day, something amazing happens. The people I work with, we all like working together. When the seasons over, its sad.Always busyIts a good thing I really like what I do and it doesnt feel like a job, but at the same time, you work all the holidays, either with the Baysox or Sirius or Georgetown. Theres pretty much sports every day. But Im used to it. And just getting to be outside, enjoying the game is fun. Youre not in an office behind a desk all day. Youre a part of the game. Minnesota Wild T-shirts. -- Kyrie Irvings last-minute 3-pointer helped seal another victory for Cleveland -- and the Cavaliers longest winning streak since LeBron James left. Darcy Kuemper Wild Jersey. Fernandez, coached in Toronto by former two-time Olympic silver medallist Brian Orser, scored 267.11 points and is the first champion to successfully defend since Russias Evgeny Plushenko in 2005 and 2006. http://www.hockeywildauthority.com/hoodie-c-1/. Jeff Green scored 13 points and Kris Humphries 12 for the Celtics, who nearly blew an 18-point, second-half lead. Sullingers 20-20 was the first by a Celtics player since Kevin Garnetts first game in Boston in 2007. Garnett was dealt -- along with Paul Pierce -- to Brooklyn during the off-season. Jared Spurgeon Wild Jersey Authentic. With Parker having a quiet game for once, Nicolas Batum and Boris Diaw provided the scoring as France won its first major basketball title by beating Lithuania 80-66 on Sunday. It was a victory that ended a decade of frustration for Parker and a talented French generation, which lost the final against Spain two years ago and took bronze in 2005. Darcy Kuemper Wild Jersey Authentic. Canada is now down to its 22-player limit, although but players wont be registered until Christmas Day. Changes could still be made as a result of a suspension or injury. HOUSTON -- The carnage that Louisville needed to make inroads in the College Football Playoff picture unfolded during this past chaotic weekend. Suddenly, the ball is in the Cardinals court with an opportunity to hold serve.With three of the top four teams in the CFP rankings falling on Saturday -- Clemson, Michigan and Washington, with the Tigers and Wolverines losing to unranked teams -- the door swung open for the Cardinals to secure a coveted spot in the national semifinals. Louisville, which is 9-1 and ranked No. 3 in this weeks Associated Press poll, needed a 34-point fourth quarter to subdue stubborn Wake Forest, but in doing so secured its highest ranking ever.And now, with two games remaining in their regular season, including a critical Thursday night showdown against Houston (8-2) at Houstons TDECU Stadium, the Cardinals have a viable path to a national championship. Well, at least one less treacherous than the road that faced Louisville following its 42-36 loss at Clemson on Oct. 1.For our players they just have to understand that we need to go out and play well and play the type of football that were capable of playing, Louisville coach Bobby Petrino said. Really thats what we need to do our last two games. Whatever happens happens; we cant control any of that. Weve just got to go play the way were capable of playing.Obviously we know its on national TV; nobody else is playing. Everybody will be watching it. But those are the types of games we like, something thats fun as a team, something that weve always felt has helped us in recruiting. And we are used to playing midweek games.The Cardinals will play their fourth non-Saturday game this week. Managing a schedule that undermines the routine of weekly preparation requires both mental and physical flexibility, but at this stage of the season Louisville has endured the drama and sidestepped the pitfalls that befell Clemson, Michigan and Washington.Following the loss to Clemson and prior to their rally against the Demon Deacons, the Cardinals survived close calls against Duke and Virginia. Against lesser foes their defense has thrived, but when challenged by elite offenses Louisville has wavered. Quarterback Lamar Jackson remains a Heisman Trophy frontrunner, yet against Wake Forest he mustered just one touchdown, and that came with 4:05 left to play.ddddddddddddDynamic Houston senior quarterback Greg Ward Jr. is a handful under normal circumstances. Having to prepare for the Cougars high-scoring offense on a short week only ramps up the potential for Louisville to stumble like so many others have.Weve had full steam ahead for this game, Petrino said. We play 7 oclock on a Saturday night then again on Thursday, thats a short turnaround for our players and our coaches. It required us to do some work last week on Houston.Usually on Fridays I get to let our coaches take their kids to school and then come in here later on Friday morning. This week we were in the office at 7 a.m. working on Houston. Usually they get to spend some time Saturday morning. We were up at 7 oclock Saturday morning working on Houston. We had to adjust schedules. Probably dont know a whole lot whats going on in the world besides getting ready for the Houston game.Following a 5-0 start and their climb to No. 6 in the national polls, Houston started eying the Louisville game for its potential to thrust the Cougars into the CFP conversation. But Houston followed with a three-game lull that not only snuffed those hopes, but also put in peril a shot to win an American Athletic Conference title.Houston followed a road loss to Navy with a white-knuckle home win over Tulsa and a shocking defeat against middling SMU. Given those setbacks, the Cougars lack the sizzle they had prior to Navy stunning them and sending their season into a tailspin.That fact doesnt mean the Cougars arent relishing the opportunity ahead.This is extra anticipation and extra excitement knowing whos coming into town, theres no hiding from that, Cougars coach Tom Herman said. But, at the same time, its business as usual. The way we prepare is not going to change. The way we go about our business minute-to-minute and day-by-day, from a preparation standpoint is business as usual. I think our guys are excited to go against a top five team such as Louisville. 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