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Who are the NFL’s Greatest Players?

Posted: 5th November 2010 by DavidBurnett in NFL, Television
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I watch a lot of sports programming on TV, but this year one sports show really stands out – the NFL Network’s 10-week long documentary series – The Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players. This well-produced series which concluded its run this week, was pure, lump in your throat, TV viewing.

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Over the years, football players have been among the best performers on Dancing With The Stars (DWTS). The new DWTS season which started Monday night finds another fancy dancer from the gridiron – Chad Ochocinco.

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Record ratings! Lots of people watched Brett Favre’s revenge game with the Minnesota Vikings against his former team the Green Bay Packers. An estimated 21.8 million people tuned in. That’s 3 million more people than have ever watched any cable TV program in history. Such is the power of Brett Favre. It certainly didn’t hurt […]

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John Madden transcended football, the sport he coached and later covered.  There has never been a sports announcer quite like him.   He was an American sports original.  Madden never talked over our heads.  He would hit us at eye level with small, punchy syntax challenged word pictures and  insights.  He said it, we got […]

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Upon Further Reflection About Bryant Gumbel

Posted: 25th August 2006 by David Burnett in NFL, Television, Unions
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The more I think about what Bryant Gumbel said about NFL Players Association Executive Director Gene Upshaw on his HBO Real Sports show, the angrier I’m getting about it. I have long been a Bryant Gumbel admirer because of his intellect, savvy and composure – which to my thinking remains unmatched on television. But why […]

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