Nathan Hague started this blog in 2007, and in 2009 added the podcast. As a journalism major and a radio/television minor, Nathan Hague saw it as a good opportunity to gain experience in both aspects of radio and writing.
Nathan Hague started the Hague Sports Podcast in August 2009 after spending a day at the Dallas Cowboys training camp in San Antonio.
Over the course of the show’s first few years, Ben Dieter became the co-host of the show. He made his first appearance on the second episode, titled “The Big Four,” which aired Aug. 27, 2009. He’s considered the baseball expert of the show and has his own Texas Ranges blog at the Ranger Report and also writes for NolanWritin.
The two are often joined by others, such as Travis Jones, Jason Hague and occasionally Luke “Oh What’s His Name Ochocinco” will make an appearance as will Stephen Todd and others.
The guys have interviewed several professional sportswriters and broadcasters from Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Fox Sports Southwest and others as well as professional athletes.
The Drama Queen Award
The guys wanted to come up with a unique and original bit. So, after much thought and conversation, they came up with the Drama Queen Award which is handed out to someone in the world of sports who has said or done something stupid on or off the field or court.
A letter on behalf of the candidates may come in any form, and the guys will read the letter (that they actually wrote, just in case you’re wondering) before voting on a winner for that particular episode.
There have now been five Drama Queen of the Year winners.