Former University of Texas linebacker Emmanuel Acho was named "Biggest Media Acquisition of the Year" this week by The Big Lead, a national sports blog. The award came after Acho was recruited by Fox Sports as co-host for the show "Speak for Yourself."
Humbled to be named the biggest media acquisition of the year, & shoutout to @FOXSports for acquiring me. Fortune… https://t.co/nS9OlqBLSa— Emmanuel Acho (@Emmanuel Acho)1607373202.0
As a 6-foot-1, 238-pound outside linebacker, Acho played for UT for four years before graduating with a degree in sports management. Now 30, he also spent three seasons in the National Football League, playing for Cleveland in 2012 and Philadelphia in 2013-2014. In 2016, he began working as a sports analyst for the Longhorn Network.
Emmanuel Acho's fame has grown with the publication of "Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man," based on a series of YouTube videos in which he addressed racial issues in America. His book sold 18,000 copies on the first day it became available.
The Big Lead likened Acho not to the next Cris Collinsworth, but the next Oprah, saying Acho was out to make his own path in the world.
"His career will not follow an existing trajectory. It will stake his own path," The Big Lead wrote. "Whether that morphs into a Michael Strahan-like Swiss army knife role or the accumulation of, like, six different jobs, no one knows. It's not too early, though, to know it was a savvy move (by Fox) to bring him under the tent."
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The Texas Department of State Health Services will allocate 332,750 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to 212 providers this week, with the bulk assigned to hub providers that are focused on widespread community distribution events. Six of those providers are in Travis County.
With the latest allocation of 16,450 sent to Travis County this week, the county will have received 104,275 doses of the vaccine. Local public health officials estimate that there are 285,000 area residents who fall in the 1A and 1B priority groups, meaning that around 37% of them should have access to doses seven weeks into the rollout process.
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Californian who wrote viral op-ed attacking Austin life tells Austonia he 'didn't include the positive stuff'
The California exodus has made headlines for several years now, and even more recently, with thousands of West Coasters seeking tax relief, less-expensive real estate and a simpler lifestyle in Texas' capital city.
However, a California man's scathing review of Austin, which was published in Business Insider on Wednesday, reveals that some are less than satisfied with their move.