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8-year-old sportscaster reps Cleveland Browns, spreads passion for football on YouTube channel

Kickin It with Craig
Posted at 4:39 PM, Mar 06, 2021

A young boy with a passion for sports is sharing his knowledge with viewers as he hosts his own broadcast—and his first professional interview was with a former Cleveland Brown.

Craig Glattly is an 8-year-old boy who lives near Chicago, Illinois, but he has family ties back in Cleveland where his mom Courtney is from.

Those ties have put the Cleveland Browns on Craig’s list of favorite teams, although his love for sports stretches across several teams. He wanted to share that love with others and approached his parents with the idea of a YouTube channel where he would break down all the sports he watches.

“He was talking to us, we were just sitting around after dinner on a Saturday night and he said he wanted to make this video,” Craig’s mom said. “We said, ‘Okay we’ll do it, but you have to put the work into it, you have to plan it out and you have to be ready to go if we’re going to take the time to record you’ and he really did.”

Craig got to work, planning out segments for his show, planning the whole thing with an organized passion—naming the program "Kickin' It With Craig."

“I really like football and I knew a lot about it so I started recording and making videos and I kept going because I thought I was doing a good job at it,” Craig said.

Although new to the world of sports broadcasting, Craig was able to land a notable first interview, getting former Browns guard Eric Steinbach on the show.

Craig’s second episode was dedicated to Cleveland and the Browns, which is Craig’s second favorite team.

The young sports fanatic said that he was excited to see the Browns succeed last season and make the playoffs, but in his professional opinion they still have some growing to do before they bring home the Lombardi Trophy.

Although he has found a passion for sports broadcasting, Craig wants to make a name for himself on the field before he ends up behind the broadcast desk when he grows up.

“I want to be an All-Pro quarterback in the NFL,” Craig said.

In the meantime, Craig will continue to make Kickin’ It With Craig videos and watching sports in his free time, with hopes to make it to a Browns game the next time he’s in town visiting family—something his dad Grant, who is a born and raised Bears fan, will have to endure.

“We'll definitely get some more Bears games in, but we may get a Browns game in here or there,” Craig’s dad said with a smile.