ROB’S LIFEAs well as his memories, desires, wishes, questions, motivations, & some thesis ideas.
WHERE I COME FROM:1988: Born in Des Moines, Iowa1990: Move to Kansas City, Missouri1994: Move to Seattle, Washington1998: Move back to Kansas City, MO.2011: Move to New York, NY.Raised by single mother. Only child.Graduate High School 2007.Graduate College May 2011,University of MissouriBachelor of Journalism,emphasis in Photojournalism .I wasn’t always a sports fan, but I developed a love of it in college.Baseball is my favorite sport, but I also like the NFL and collegebasketball and football. I’m not crazy of the NBA, NHL, or MLS.However, World Cup Soccer and Olympic Hockey are awesome.
I LOVE KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI I have a lot of pride in where I come from, and I think it’s important for everyone to love where they’re from.
IN COLLEGE, I WAS IN A BAND. We were called Andre and the Giants. We played a ton of shows, recorded and released an EP and a full-length album with our own time and money, went on tour once, and had a ton of fun.
ADMITTEDLY, I GET CAUGHT UPIN THE ROMANTACISM of BASEBALL. I think it’s a beautiful game that mimicks life, and there is something in it that literally everyone can enjoy.
NOW I’M AT PRATT And there are a few broad issues that I care about, that MAY be able to be turned in my Thesis.1) How do you do what is best for cities? How do you make them efﬁcient,safe, affordable, growing, and attractive? To perhaps be more focused,how do you create a mass public transit system from scratch in a city thatcould sustain one?2) Labor relations between professional athletes and team owners, andtheir ever turbulent history. What can be done to forever quiet the unrestbetween the players and the owners. Focus on MLB, NFL and NBA. MLBtopic: steroids in the game, MLB’s ﬁght against them and the idea of them,and how MLB handles announcing the discovery of a positive steroid test.NFL: Junio Seau and player safety regarding concussions, leading to de-pression in retirement, leading to suicide. NBA: need to do (much) moreresearch. I am not familiar with the latest NBA strike that created this pre-vious, shortened, season.3) The logistics surrounding running a restaurant in New York City. Speciﬁ-cally, one that does not use a national or regional food vendor, but opts toorganize food delivery on its own with its own, hand-selected foods.