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  • Reopening Sports: ‘Real Sports’ Bryant Gumbel On “Greed” Fueled Pro Leagues Wanting To Start Up Amidst COVID-19 Realities & Second Wave Worries

    05/26/2020 6:27:53 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 26, 2020 | Dominic Patten
    “Any quick history lesson about how owners in sports have acted over time, how they’ve interacted with communities and governments and public coffers and everything else will tell you that greed dictates basically whatever they try to do,” Bryant Gumbel bluntly says of the motivation behind leagues like the NFL, NBA, MLB and the NHL to get their players back in action from the coronavirus lockdown of the past two months. “I think they view athletes as commodities to get them to an end,” the host of HBO’s Real Sports added. Never one to play it safe over the 25-seasons...
  • HBO's Gumbel rips NBA's Stern (calls him "Modern day plantat ion owner")

    10/19/2011 9:16:18 AM PDT · by Keltik · 34 replies
    USA Today | 10-19-11 | Reid Cherner
    Cant post link b/c of copyright complaints Gumbel said the commissioner wants to be seen as a "modern plantation overseer" and is "treating NBA men like they were his boys." He adds that Stern is trying to show that he can keep "hired hands in their place." Will he get fired like Hank Jr?
  • NBC Fires Employee for Posting 'What Is the Internet' Clip

    02/06/2011 10:46:48 AM PST · by Justaham · 31 replies · 1+ views ^ | 2-6-11
    An NBC worker who posted old footage from the "Today" show of the hosts wondering, "What is the Internet anyway?" has been fired, the network confirmed, saying the person had a history of distributing material without permission. The footage, in which Katie Couric, Bryant Gumbel and Elizabeth Vargas try to figure out the Internet and e-mail addresses, made the rounds via said Internet last week, posted and re-posted to Facebook pages and sent via e-mail. Filmed in 1994, the clip features Gumbel demanding, with a befuddled expression: "What is the Internet anyway?" and Couric stumbling to define it as: "that...
  • 2006: Gumbel: Lack of Blacks Makes Winter Olympics 'Look Like GOP Convention' (Video)

    02/14/2010 1:22:34 PM PST · by profyana · 56 replies · 1,646+ views
    LiveLeak ^ | 2-13-10
    This is a video of Bryant Gumbel lamenting the fact that we even have a winter olympics.
  • BYRANT [sic] GUMBEL'S LUNG CANCER IS FALSE: News anchor’s friend disputes reports

    12/11/2009 5:13:22 PM PST · by BykrBayb · 35 replies · 1,458+ views
    EURweb ^ | December 10, 2009 | Chris Richburg
    BYRANT GUMBEL'S LUNG CANCER IS FALSE: News anchor’s friend disputes reports Sean Cassidy says condition would be 'much more aggressive' than what Gumbel had By Chris Richburg (December 10, 2009) *News of Bryant Gumbel’s battle with lung cancer may have been premature, according to a friend of the television personality who says Gumbel donesn't have the condition. Despite Gumbel’s admission to going under the knife, Sean Cassidy revealed the former “Today Show” host’s situation would have been more serious had he actually been a lung cancer victim. "A tumor was removed from his chest cavity. It was malignant. It was...
  • Bryant Gumbel Has Lung Cancer

    12/08/2009 10:09:27 AM PST · by Justaham · 13 replies · 677+ views
    People Magazine ^ | 12-8-09 | Kate Coyne and Michael Y. Park
    Bryant Gumbel is being treated for lung cancer, the former Former Today show anchor revealed on Live! With Regis & Kelly Tuesday morning. The sportscaster and TV host, 61, said that he had surgery last month to remove a malignant tumor in his chest, a revelation prompted when Kelly Ripa asked Gumbel, subbing for Regis Philbin, to dance – and he begged off. According to Gumbel, part of his lung was removed, and he will be seeing his surgeon next week. "We had told a few people, we told my family, obviously. I even kept it from my staff at...
  • Bryant Gumbel to give up duties as play-by-play announcer for NFL Network

    04/11/2008 10:39:55 PM PDT · by libs_kma · 51 replies · 95+ views
    Yahoo sports ^ | 04/11/2008 | AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP)—Bryant Gumbel has given up his role as an NFL Network play-by-play announcer after two seasons. The NFL Network said Friday it was looking for a new play-by-play announcer to work with Cris Collinsworth on the network’s Thursday and Saturday night games. “I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to call NFL Network games the past two years, which was a new experience for me,” Gumbel said in a statement. “But we’ve agreed that we’d all be better served going in different directions.”
  • First Amendment Wilbon? Bryant Gumbel Has Rights, Rush Limbaugh Does Not

    08/26/2006 6:33:04 AM PDT · by · 31 replies · 1,402+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 26, 2006 | Tim Graham
    As Tom Johnson noted, Washington Post columnist Michael Wilbon wrote a column for Thursday's paper, headlined "Gumbel Has the Right To Say What He Feels." After Gumbel insulted union leader Gene Upshaw about needing a "leash" because he was the NFL Commissioner's "pet," Wilbon said he disagreed with the argument that Upshaw made bad deals for football players, but suggested the idea of the NFL Network removing Bryant Gumbel from broadcasting their football games later this fall "not only won't fly but will look like the silliest Nixonian attempt at censorship." But don't give him a First Amendment Award. That's...
  • Former NFL star rips Gumbel

    08/22/2006 6:10:22 PM PDT · by Lunatic Fringe · 49 replies · 2,328+ views
    In a scathing rebuke of Bryant Gumbel's recent comments on HBO's Real Sports last week that NFLPA head Gene Upshaw is a "personal pet" of outgoing NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue, former Minnesota Vikings running back and longtime player rep Robert Smith accused the TV host of both desperation and jealousy.
  • NFL to discuss Gumbel remarks Future with network up in air after harsh criticism

    NFL to discuss Gumbel remarks Future with network up in air after harsh criticism Posted: Monday August 21, 2006 1:59PM; Updated: Monday August 21, 2006 2:30PM NEW YORK (AP) -- The job status of Bryant Gumbel, scheduled to be the play-by-play broadcaster on the eight late-season games on the NFL's in-house network, could be the subject of a discussion by NFL officials after Gumbel's suggestion that Paul Tagliabue show his successor "where he keeps Gene Upshaw's leash." Tagliabue said Monday that incoming commissioner Roger Goodell and Steve Bornstein, who runs the NFL Network, will discuss the remarks after Goodell takes...
  • Bryant Gumbel, Cris Collinsworth to announce NFL Network games

    04/26/2006 2:52:31 PM PDT · by mainepatsfan · 54 replies · 467+ views
    Bryant Gumbel, Cris Collinsworth to announce NFL Network games (April 26, 2006) -- Bryant Gumbel and Cris Collinsworth will form NFL Network's broadcast booth, when the league-owned and operated television channel kicks off its live regular-season coverage on Thanksgiving in primetime Nov. 23. "Bryant is a premier broadcaster with impeccable credentials and allows NFL Network to immediately distinguish its coverage," said NFL Network President and CEO Steve Bornstein. "Cris has proven himself to be the top analyst in football and his presence establishes instant credibility to our telecasts." Longtime NFL fans might remember when Bryant Gumbel used to host NBC's...
  • Winter Olympics like a GOP Convention?

    02/21/2006 11:39:46 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 14 replies · 593+ views
    palmbeachpost ^ | Sunday, February 19, 2006 | Frank Cerabino
    The Winter of Bryant’s Discontent HBO’s Bryant Gumbel sounded off about the Winter Olympics, finding them deficient in athletic prowess, something he attributed to the lack of black athletes. “So try not to laugh when someone says these are the world’s greatest athletes, despite a paucity of blacks that makes the Winter Games look like a GOP convention,” Gumbel said. Gumbel immediately became the focus of right-wing scolds. We here at The Blogaroni don’t usually find ourselves providing fodder for such a crowd. However, in this case it’s pretty clear. Gimbel was wrong. Ten Reasons the Winter Olympics is NOT...
  • More young blacks ready to embrace GOP

    02/16/2006 5:27:39 PM PST · by george76 · 119 replies · 4,294+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | August 22, 2005 | Kaitlin Bell
    Some cast aside traditional loyalties... Adam Hunter, an ambitious law student with bright eyes, an easy smile, and plenty of charisma, seems practically destined for politics... a first-year law student at Howard University, a historically black campus with a long record of liberal activism. He has political ambitions of his own -- but not with the Democrats. Instead, Hunter, who as an undergraduate headed Howard's chapter of College Republicans, sees himself as part of a younger generation of African-Americans. He is ready to cast aside traditional loyalties to the Democratic Party and forge his own political identity. ''There's a lot...
  • Bryant Gumbel goes racist

    02/17/2006 2:47:09 AM PST · by beaversmom · 57 replies · 3,390+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | February 17, 2006 | Kevin McCullough
    Here's a riddle: So if it takes Rush Limbaugh a full week to be booted from ESPN for rather nebulous comments – at best – about black quarterbacks in the NFL, how many times can Bryant Gumbel incite direct racially based "playa hatin" before he gets a slap on the wrist? Sorry, I now recognize that is a rhetorical question with no known answer. But doesn't it just rub somebody wrong somewhere that Gumbel can echo the thoughts of Hitler and someone barely notices, while fellow broadcasters say far less and receive merciless verbal beatings? What did he say? Well...
  • Another Racist Liberal Gets a Pass from MSM

    02/16/2006 5:19:39 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 979+ views
    Generation Why? ^ | February 16, 2006 | Jason
    Where is the outrage that was manufactured to run Rush Limbaugh off the air? Is it absent because Gumbel is allegedly black? So just picture for a moment, if you will, that you're watching SportsCenter tonight and Dan Patrick says, "The lack of whites in the NBA makes it look like a welfare office." Think that would get buried like Gumbel's comments? For what it's worth, maybe Gumbel should do some research on the emerging face of the GOP.
  • HBO's Gumbel: Lack of Blacks Makes Olympics 'Look Like a GOP Convention'

    02/16/2006 7:25:32 AM PST · by Airborne1986 · 270 replies · 8,163+ views ^ | 2/16/05 | David Pierre
    There were some eye-opening remarks from Bryant Gumbel on the most recent episode of HBO's Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel. According to a transcript posted by a television columnist named Seth Frelich, Gumbel said the following in his closing monologue last week (emphasis mine): "Finally, tonight, the Winter Games. Count me among those who don’t care about them and won’t watch them ... Because they’re so trying ... Like, try not to be incredulous when someone attempts to link these games to those of the ancient Greeks who never heard of skating or skiing. So try not to laugh when...
  • Thoughts on the Olympics (a quote from Bryant Gumbel)

    02/15/2006 5:07:33 AM PST · by DennisR · 93 replies · 10,203+ views
    "Just the Tip" ^ | February 13, 2006 | Todd Christian
    Mr. Gumbel's statement: “Because [the Winter Olympics] are so trying, maybe over the next three weeks we should all try too. Like try not to be incredulous when someone tries to link these games to those of the ancient Greeks who never heard of skating or skiing. So try not to laugh when someone says these are the world’s greatest athletes, despite a paucity of Blacks that makes the Winter Games look like a GOP convention.”
  • How Are The Mighty Fallen (Bryant Gumbel)

    11/18/2003 5:00:41 AM PST · by steve-b · 28 replies · 263+ views
    Join host Bryant Gumbel as SCI FI exposes one of the most notorious UFO incidents of the 20th century, a series of events that occurred near a U.S. military base in Rendlesham Forest, England, in 1980. Now that the British government has admitted it classified documents to cover up the incident, witnesses (both civilians and former military personnel) have come forward to provide new evidence for SCI FI's investigation. Premieres Friday, December 12, at 9/8C On December 9, 1965, an object landed near Kecksburg, Pa. It was observed as a fireball in the sky across several U.S. states and Canada....
  • Who Sucks: The Life and Times of Phil Donahue and Bryant Gumbel

    01/07/2003 9:17:48 AM PST · by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten · 10 replies · 450+ views ^ | 4/5/2002 | Nathan Porter
    Boom Boom Donahue If there were a lifetime achievement award for sucking, Phil Donahue would get my vote. As the father of the daytime talk show, Phil Donahue is the Marco Polo of trash TV and the reason that modern presidential elections are won by the candidate who causes the most autoerotic secretions by women watching Oprah. It was Phil Donahue who birthed a television format where one day his audience could watch an abortion and the next day stick a dollar in the crotch of a Chippendale dancer. In its 29-year-run (1967-1996), there were nearly 7,000 Phil Donahue shows....
  • Son of TV Host Bryant Gumbel Arrested in New York

    08/22/2002 6:50:02 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 19 replies · 391+ views
    ABC News ^ | 8/22/2002 | Reuters
    Son of TV Host Bryant Gumbel Arrested in New York NEW YORK (Reuters) - The son of former morning television host Bryant Gumbel was arrested on Thursday on charges he snatched a purse from a woman walking on a Manhattan sidewalk. Bradley Christopher Gumbel, 24, was accused of approaching a woman from behind as she walked along Manhattan's posh Upper East Side, grabbing her purse and fleeing, police said. The unidentified victim, 31, contacted police, who arrested Gumbel a few blocks away at 2:30 a.m. Gumbel was arrested on charges of assault and robbery, and he was awaiting arraignment in...