Video guru relishes game day
Loyola grad O’Brien works tirelessly to keep Ravens fans informed, entertained
At approximately 4:10 on Sunday afternoon, as fans bustle through the exits at M&T Bank Stadium, Jay O’Brien will allow himself to collapse on the couch in his office. The manic energy of an NFL game day will slowly seep from his body.
For about five minutes.
And t hen his internal clock will crank forward to begin the cycle anew. What intriguing tidbits might players spill in the postgame locker room? What game clips will make the best social media GIFs or the best fodder for the three television shows the Ravens produce every week? What could he have done better during the previous 31⁄ hours to help fans engage with the action on the field?
O’Brien does not play or coach professional football, and he’s loathe to compare himself with those who do. But the Home opener Sunday, 1 p.m. TV: Chs. 13, 9 Radio: 97.9 FM, 1090 AM
Jay O'Brien, 34, is the Ravens vice president for broadcasting and game day productions. He stands at the helm of a 60-person control booth operating video displays.