First things first…


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We would like to extend our congratulations to the highlighted intern of the day, he became an Uncle (for the second time) two days ago!! So Congratulations Matt, to you and your family!

Now on to who this Matt Wagner character truly is…Wags.JPG

Name: Matt Wagner

Hometown: Virden, IL

College and major/degree(s): University of Illinois – Recreation, Sport & Tourism

Hobbies: Playing and watching sports, listening to music, hanging out with friends

Likes: Nebraska football, Illinois basketball, vacations, a sense of humor

Dislikes: Lane Kiffin, Missouri Tigers, Jon & Kate, JerseyShore, people who have “reality” TV shows that shouldn’t have them AND the people that watch said shows, cockiness

Favorite Baseball Team: St. Louis Cardinals        

Favorite Baseball Player of all-time: Ozzie Smith

Favorite play in a baseball game: Walk-off home run

Favorite Sports Movie of all-time: Remember the Titans

Favorite Sports Quote: “Not the victory but the action. Not the goal but the game. In the deed the glory.”

Best sports moment as a fan or a player: Watching the Illinois football team upset #1 Ohio St. in 2007 then parading in the street with thousands of other Illinois students.

Thing you like most about sports: True fans

Why do you want to work in sports?: Because I like the fast-paced and exciting atmosphere, plus I can’t sit in a cube all day.

What do you want to get out of your internship with the Redbirds?: Lots of experience in many different areas of professional sports

What does your specific internship entail?: Marketing

CareerAspirations: Working for a professional organization

Three things you cannot live without: Husker football, Ketchup, Music

If you were a beverage, what kind of beverage would you be?: Cherry Coke, because I like Coke…and Cherries.

Theme song to your life: Small Town Kid – Eli Young Band

What is the background on your cell phone? Blue generic Blackjack 2 background

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Congratulations, once again to the Wagner/Patterson family and here’s a big, warm, Memphis Redbirds welcome to the new addition: Pearson Mason Patterson.

Have a good weekend everyone!

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