ESPN's Marty Smith inks new deal, will star on PGA broadcast at Kiawah (

Don’t bother asking Marty Smith how the hell he landed the most enviable job in sports.

Don’t bother asking how the child of a cattle farmer from Pearisburg, Va. (population 2,652), amassed 305,000 Twitter followers. Or how a NASCAR writer with no television experience became ESPN’s jack-of-all-trades reporter, covering so many events across so many sports he’s lost track of his frequent flyer miles (by last check, somewhere around 500,000).

Truthfully, he has no idea.

“Man, I’ll never get used to the fact that I pay my mortgage by being able to tell these fascinating athletes’ stories to the world,” Smith told “I don’t care how many different, cool things they let me do. I’ll never get used to it.”

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