Kyle got the chance to serve as a shadow Tuesday to Titans play-by-play announcer Mike Keith. Allen, a 2007 graduate of Trigg County High, was required to shadow someone in the broadcasting field as a class assignment at Western Kentucky University. Here is the letter he wrote to Keith.
Dear Mr. Keith:
As a student at the Western Kentucky University College of Broadcasting,I have been assigned to shadow someone that is similar in the type of field that I desire to enter into. I believe this to be a wonderful opportunity for me to get a visual glance at how my career path would look on a daily basis.
To fulfill this requirement, I have thus begun to scan networks in search of an opportunity to shadow a member of a radio news team.
Since the Titans moved to Nashville, I have merely been amazed at how you can bring the game to life and provide so much enthusiasm to a Titans broadcast.
I have listened intently to some of the most famous calls that any sports fan has had the privilege of listening to. From the inaugural game in 1999 against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Super Bowl stretch by Kevin Dyson, the weekly heroics by Steve McNair, all the way to miraculous play of Vince Young and the turnaround of the 06' season.
My dad and I have held season tickets since Adelphia Coliseum opened in 1999 and continue to attend games regularly at what is now known as LP Field.
This would be a wonderful opportunity for me to not only fulfill requirements in a class, but to also get an up-close look at how the best play-by-play analyst in the game today prepares for a broadcast.
However, I realize that your schedule is very complex and it would be asking a lot for this type of thing to take place. So I simply ask for your consideration in making this possible.
My requirement is simply to shadow someone for a portion of a day to get a feel of what it is like to be in this field. I truly do thank-you for taking time out of your busy day to read this message and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
As a result, Keith, admitting that he and the Titans don't normally oblige these type of requests, agreed to allow Kyle to shadow him Tuesday.
Kyle met Keith at the Titans' practice facility and then went to the home of a Titan for an interview for the TV Show All-Access. He then finished his day in Brentwood with Keith at the Jeff Fisher Show, which aired on WKDZ Tuesday night.
We'll be waiting to see what kind of grade Kyle gets for this.