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Dave Collins
Came into the world on November 25.
Grew taller in Denver, Colorado.
Educated and enjoyed life at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
Degree: Journalism, Broadcast News.
Minor: History.
Twitter Handle:  @DMCbroadcasting
For Fun I: Attend games, travel, workout, golf, shoot hoops, read, hike, learn, visit family/friends and lounge on the deck.  
For my last meal: Ancho-Chili BBQ burrito at Qdoba or Mongolian Beef at P.F. Changs.
I take my coffee: 24 oz. tall and with Hazlenut.
Best Part of Your Job: Broadcasting local high school sports and being a part of so many communities.
Game Broadcasts: 700+ and no end in sight!
Pre-Broadcast Necessity: 12 oz. can of chilled Red Bull & a lineup check.
My Teams: Broncos, Patriots, Buffs, Rockies, Yankees, LSU/Bama/UT Vols/V-Tech/Fla. St./Georgia football, Carolina/Kansas/Arizona/Kentucky hoops and 90's era Cornhusker football.
Athletes I Revere: Josh Hamilton, Todd Helton, Tom Brady, Brandon Phillips, Hope Solo, Tim Tebow, Troy Tulowitzki, Calvin "Megatron" Johnson, Kevin Durant, Peyton Manning, Derek Jeter.
News Philosophy: Getting the facts of what matters most to our listeners' ear accurately and timely.
Favorite Broadcasters: Larry Zimmer, Gene Deckerhoff, Paul Finebaum, Tim Brando, Brad Nessler, Gary Danielson, Todd Blackledge, Samantha Steele, Desmond Howard.
Music Palette:  From hot country to hip-hop, alternative, electronic, dance-pop-dubstep, metal, 80's & 90's and jazz.  There's good sound all around. 
Favorite Concert: Dave Matthews Band at Folsom Field in Boulder; Coldplay at Red Rocks.
TV: Live college games, ESPNU, The First 48, NFL, Seinfeld, Family Guy, Simpsons and Storage Wars.
Top Cities in my Travels: Orlando, New York, Nashville, Philly, Tampa, Lincoln, Vegas and Dallas.
Reading Recommendations:  Tortilla Flat & Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck, Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon.
Sports Books: Hard Work by Roy Williams, Our Boys by Joe Drape, Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger, Called to Coach by Bobby Bowden, It Never Rains in Tiger Stadium by John Ed Bradley, The Road to Omaha by Ryan McGee, Play Their Hearts Out by George Dohrmann, Meat Market by Bruce Feldman, Eagle Blue by Michael D'Orso, Hurricane Season by Neal Thompson, Three and Out by John Bacon.
Stress Buster: Hittin' the gym or running outdoor trails & track.  Grind it out on the basketball court with an IPod.
Words to Live By: "Losers make excuses, Winners make it happen" -Bubba Sparxxx. "Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt." - William Shakespeare. "Not focusing on the results, but the process it takes to get the results." Alabama Coach Nick Saban. "I hope you will see, as I came to see, that we never need to be pushed by our problems but lead by our dreams." -North Carolina Coach Roy Williams.


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