Since transitioning from sports into news, I've had the opportunity to cover numerous
snowstorms in New England. When snow is in the forecast, one of the first things thatcomes out of the news director's mouth is, "Let's get Devlin out there at 4:30 a.m." I
embrace the elements with driving rain, sleet, and snow pelting my face like darts
going into a board. It's the next best thing to covering a Super Bowl. (wink,wink)
When extreme weather breaks, The Weather Channel sends its Tom Brady out to cover it.
Jim Cantore is the meteorologist by which everyone is measured against. When I grow up
I want to be just like him. After covering more than 20 storms, I thought it was time
to see just how I measure up with the Sultan of Storms. Here's a tongue-in-cheek look
at the tale of the tape.
First job out of college:
Cantore The Weather Channel
Devlin The Boston Red Sox
Devlin About 23
Cantore $1.2 million a year
Devlin Not enough.
Cantore Covering the weather
Most famous hit:
Cantore Kicking a heckler live on-air.
Devlin Belting a home run in "Bull Durham."
Cantore Being overly dramatic all the time.
Devlin Being overly dramatic when the time is right.
Cantore Building a snowman in Syracuse
Devlin Finishing the Ironman in Lake Placid
Gets excited when:
Cantore Boston gets hit with an epic snowstorm.
Devlin When he can report on the weather from inside the car.
Most used lines on the air:
Cantore Stay inside for this one, it's going to be epic.
Devlin Hey, those national guys are always wrong. Get out and do what you have to
do, the world is not ending. No need to buy every loaf of bread at the market.
Cantore Can do bicep curls in his sleep.
Devlin Can dance to any song, anytime, and anywhere.
Cantore Report live from the middle of a Tsunami.
Devlin Report live from San Diego every single day.