Bryant Gumbel Says Smart Things About Tony La Russa And Mark McGwire

We'll take any allies in the war on the war on PEDs, even if that ally is the most self-satisfied broadcaster on television, a man who makes Bob Costas look like Woody Allen. Listen to Bryant Gumbel here. He speaks truth. » 7/24/14 6:33pm 7/24/14 6:33pm

Bryant Gumbel Drops One Little Plantation Metaphor, And Everybody Loses…

You'll notice that Bryant Gumbel never once used the s-word in his criticism of David Stern last night. His extended analogy called the players "hired hands," which ought to put the lie to any suggestion that actual, literal slavery was being evoked. That hasn't stopped the usual backlash that comes up whenever anyone… » 10/19/11 3:35pm 10/19/11 3:35pm

Here's Video Of Bryant Gumbel Calling David Stern A "Modern Plantation…

"His moves are intended to do little more than show how he's the one keeping the hired hands in their place." [The Basketball Jones, via Pro Basketball Talk] » 10/19/11 11:45am 10/19/11 11:45am

Chuck Liddell And Jay Glazer Threaten Bryant Gumbel In Cutesy Photo

Jay Glazer just Tweeted this photo of him and training partner Chuck Liddell menacing Bryant Gumbel, who's in Los Angeles to film a segment for Real Sports. (Are they profiling Liddell, still the face of UFC and its best chance for a crossover star? Nah, they're profiling Glazer.) We're more taken with Gumbel's… » 8/31/11 2:00pm 8/31/11 2:00pm

The Continuing Sports Media Evolution Of Condi Rice

According to sources at HBO, at a production meeting last week, staffers were informed that former Sec. Of State Condoleezza Rice's agent had inquired about her joining Bryant Gumbel's "Real Sports" reporting team. » 4/20/09 3:45pm 4/20/09 3:45pm

The Bodily Functions Of Bryant Gumbel

What better way to spend New Years than trying to figure out if it was really Bryant Gumbel that you heard belching during last night's Redskins/Giants game? At a couple of points during the broadcast, some miscellaneous belches were heard coming from the booth. Pro Football Talk (those guys are thorough) has the .mp3s » 12/31/06 1:45pm 12/31/06 1:45pm

More Fun With The G-Man

We have no inherent dislike of Bryant Gumbel, but sometimes we think there's some sort of slow gas leak in his home. Greg Gumbel's wacky brother has really done it this time, angering his NFL overlords (he was hired to do play-by-play on eight NFL Network games this season) when he made a rude comment about Gene… » 8/22/06 12:00pm 8/22/06 12:00pm

Bryant Gumbel Goes Kind of Kanye About the Olympics

A Deadspin reader points us to and bristles about a story posted on liberal media watchdog site Newsbusters.org which picks apart a quote from Bryant Gumbel's most recent Real Sports closing remarks. The quote appears to be just throw-away Gumbel soap-boxing, but the post implies that it may be borderline… » 2/16/06 1:21pm 2/16/06 1:21pm