The Big Questions with Big John is an interview show that allows Big John to pick the brains of people he finds interesting, regardless of their field of expertise or celebrity.
In this episode, Big John sits down with one of the true legends of fantasy sports journalism, Scott “The King” Engel. Scott is an inaugural member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA) Hall of Fame and discusses his start in the industry, his time at SiriusXM satellite radio, and other interesting topics.
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02:00 Grinding it out
03:00 Scott discusses his childhood in New York City
05:30 When did Scott’s interest in sports journalism start?
08:30 His first paying gigs
14:00 The difference between fantasy experts and fantasy writers
22:30 Some of Scott’s favorite interviews
26:45 Radio time!
32:30 Being a fantasy journalist today
35:50 The next generation of Engel writers
37:00 Being selected as part of the inaugural FSWA Hall of Fame class
42:00 The future of fantasy sports
44:30 Scott Engel answers some serious, and not-so-serious questions