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Bryant Gumbel

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HBO’s Real Sports Claims That People Wouldn’t Watch Football Without Drinking And Gambling

There was an utterly strange sequence in the last episode of HBO’s “Real Sports,” where there was talk of people watching baseball but not football, accusations of racism, and just generally awkward opinions. Video, after the jump.


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Bryant Gumbel Compares NBA To Slavery, Calls Commissioner David Stern A “Modern Plantation Overseer”

Well, this will keep people talking for a while (indeed, today’s Outside the Lines is already set to address it). In his closing statements on HBO’s Real Sports last night, Bryant Gumbel lit into NBA commissioner David Stern, calling him “part of the problem” in the ongoing lockout…and something much more controversial.


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“My Jeans Are Wet”: The Best Parts Of Plaxico Burress’ HBO Real Sports Interview

In addition to recounting the night a gun went off in his pants (“I had some Chuck Taylors on, the white ones…[they were] all red”), Burress discussed his love of NYC politics (“Who is Mayor Bloomberg?”), how he doesn’t take any shit from anybody (“I don’t take no shit from nobody”), and that, really, he’s already pretty content with life, and anything else that happens is icing on the cake (clearly he’s hungry, Jets fans!).


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Bryant Gumbel Wants You To Stop Coddling Female Athletes This Instant

According to Real Sports‘ Bryant Gumbel, society should stop “coddling” female athletes — i.e. the U.S. women’s soccer team — after a loss. The younger Gumbel chalked up the ladies’ loss in the World Cup final to sloppy mistakes. Then he really got fired up.


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