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Currently, a class-action suit by more than 4,000 former NFL
players against the NFL is in the process of being settled. The issue?
The players claim the league covered up a link between football and
brain damage.Last year, Bob spoke with Mark
Waller - the NFL’s Chief Marketing Officer - about public service
announcements the league was running last year about head injuries.
The typical televised football game lasts about three hours. But according to a study by The Wall Street Journal, only 11 minutes of that time is actually devoted to live play. Bob Fishman is a game director for CBS Sports,
the person who decides what home viewers see and when they see it. In
an interview that originally aired in 2010, Fishman explains to Bob how
he spends the other two hours and 49 minutes of a broadcast.
If an NFL announcer sounds like an omniscient know-er of all things
football, it's because they've got a stats man in the booth feeding them
info. 75-year-old Marty Aronoff is one of the best stats men in the
business. Bob talks with Aronoff about stats and his 200 travel days a
year getting to games.
Former baseball player Lenny "Dude" Dykstra has become a seemingly
endless fount of stories for sports reporters who cover scandal. He's
been arrested for grand theft auto and drug possession, declared
bankruptcy, and been accused of bouncing a check to a prostitute.
Philadelphia sports writer Frank Fitzpatrick has been covering Dykstra
since before his fall from grace, and in an interview that originally
aired in 2011, he talks to Bob about how sports writers can be complicit
in the bad behavior of the athletes they cover.
Throughout the more than six-decade celebration of Jackie Robinson's
desegregation of baseball, the journalist who brought Robinson's story
to the world has remained unknown. In an interview that originally aired
in May, Brooke talks to Los Angeles Times sports writer Bill
Plashcke, who recently penned a portrait of writer Wendell Smith, who
helped secure Robinson's place in American history.
Basketball Hall of Famer Walt "Clyde" Frazier has made a successful
transition from NBA star to sports broadcaster on the MSG Network. With
his cool rhymes and even cooler clothes, Frazier sat down with Brooke for a live event to discuss basketball, broadcasting and the art of being cool in an interview that originally aired in March.