Most sports fans have likely heard about the youth movement sweeping the front offices of Major League Baseball... exemplified by the cherubic Theo Epstein taking the GM post (and now two World Series titles) in Boston. The July/August 2008 issue of Fast Company Magazine profiles yet another of these whiz kids, GM Jon Daniels of the Texas Rangers in it's piece "Li'l Slugger."
If this piece doesn't provide enough envy fodder, the following should do the trick. In the Feb 2007 issue of Esquire, Chris Jones (my favorite current writer) writes "Into the Void", a profile of the Minnesota Wild Director of Hockey Operations, Chris Snow, who who moved to that post at age 25 after serving as a sportswriter for the Boston Globe.
Yep, from sportswriter to NHL executive at 25... pretty solid career transition.