Young Reporter Surprised With Amazing Moment With ESPN’s Marty Smith After LSU/Bama
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
After Saturday's LSU vs. Alabama game, WRBL (Columbus, Ga.) sports reporter Jack Patterson was doing a prerecorded standup TV spot from inside Bryant-Denny Stadium when he he flubbed a line. From out of nowhere came ESPN’s Marty Smith to support him and give him a moment he'll never forget...


Here's that selfie...


(The Spun)
Filed Under: SEC Sports
Originally published on SECRant.com

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25 Comments
I like Marty. He seems as genuine as you'll find...
Reply8 months
Never been much of a Marty Smith fan. But I will certainly view him differently moving forward. What a kind thing to do.
Reply8 months
Marty has a new fan... right here.
Reply8 months
The Rant hates on Marty a little too much. Good job Marty.
Reply8 months
Awesome! Marty is a class act
Reply8 months
That’s awesome, he clearly takes it really serious and I’m glad the moment worked out the way it did. Thanks for sharing.
Reply8 months
Good stuff, i like!??
Reply8 months
I like*
8 months
That is really cool.
Reply8 months
I'd never heard of this Marty Smith guy till this year, is he fairly new himself? Props to him though, the young guy seemed to know who he was.
Reply8 months
He did nascar for years until a couple years ago when he started jumping into football and other stuff. Always seemed like a cool guy.
8 months
That kid’s Twitter account is full of comments and encouragement from some popular folks
Reply8 months
Not a huge Marty fan but that was really cool
Reply8 months
Love when the established take time to encourage the young ones
Reply8 months
Love the kids look of genuine excitement on his face.
Reply8 months
That is awesome. Earned my respect. Could have laughed or got proud. Instead helped him out with no reward except encouragement. Props.
Reply8 months
This is an example of how the internet can be used for good. Nice job by Marty; keep working hard Jack!
Reply8 months
Damn ok I guess Marty is ok.
Reply8 months
Still don't care for Marty Smith for all the bad mouthing of LSU. Soon as LSU won, he was like a bandwagon groupie.
Reply8 months
do you know how journalism works? and hes never "bad mouthed" LSU. grow up
8 months
Yes - I have to begrudgingly admit that I have become a big fan of Mr. Smith
Reply8 months
Marty has went from a guy I didn’t really care for, to one of my favorite reporters. He seems genuine and passionate about everything he reports.
Reply8 months
I think this is close to how things are (a brotherhood) than the negative publicity the profession gets...mostly from all the crap that comes out of ESPN.
Reply8 months
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