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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
Deadline ^ | May 26, 2020 | Dominic Patten

Posted on 05/26/2020 6:27:53 PM PDT by EdnaMode

“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 of the premium cabler’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, the Emmy winning host tonight will be having a remote roundtable on the re-starting of pro sports in this deadly era of COVID-19 with players’ association bosses DeMaurice Smith of the NFL, Michele Roberts of the NBA, and Tony Clark of MLB. That pre-recorded talk comes as the Tiger Woods and Tom Brady starring The Match: Champions for Charity golf game pulled in hole in one ratings over the weekend for the HBO’s cousin stations TNT, TBS, truTV and HLN and the NHL unveiled multi-pronged plans on Tuesday to get skates back on the ice by the summer.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Sports; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: baseball; basketball; bryantgumbel; coronavirus; covid19; elite; elitist; gumbel; hockey; mlb; nfl; nhl; sports; virus
It's greedy to not want to go bankrupt and starve!
1 posted on 05/26/2020 6:27:53 PM PDT by EdnaMode
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To: EdnaMode

I’m not going to be lectured about greed by a Democrat.


2 posted on 05/26/2020 6:28:59 PM PDT by chris37 (China's Gift wasn't born in a bowl of bat soup.)
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To: All

Bryant Gumbel has always been a FAR left a-hole.


3 posted on 05/26/2020 6:30:14 PM PDT by gibsonguy
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To: EdnaMode

Gumbel is right - if the leagues don’t play, they have to give back and/or forfeit the TV and advertising revenue... and that’s the meal ticket that justifies inflated franchise values and big salaries.


4 posted on 05/26/2020 6:31:54 PM PDT by sheehan (DEPORT ALL ILLEGALS.)
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To: EdnaMode

We are playing. You wanna come out have at it. You don’t fine. It’s a free freaking country, at least it used to be. Gumbel can pull his head out and stick his commentary up his anal orfice. Game On!!


5 posted on 05/26/2020 6:33:09 PM PDT by Equine1952
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To: EdnaMode
"...I think they view athletes as commodities to get them to an end..."


6 posted on 05/26/2020 6:35:50 PM PDT by rlmorel (Thinking for yourself is hard work. But it is a lot easier than ignorance.)
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To: EdnaMode

I stopped reading at Bryant Gumbel.

Even his own mother said she wished he had never been born.


7 posted on 05/26/2020 6:50:41 PM PDT by Conserv (iII)
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To: EdnaMode

If there are no sports, what is going to pay for his broadcast salary?
His salary is based on his Networks profits.
No sports. No profits. No salaries.


8 posted on 05/26/2020 6:56:00 PM PDT by tennmountainman (The Liberals Are Baby Killers)
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To: EdnaMode

George Orwell:
“War is Peace
Freedom is Slavery
Ignorance is Strength”

Gumball: “Freedom is greed”


9 posted on 05/26/2020 7:16:57 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: EdnaMode

If he was paid what he was worth he would understand the point of view of people who depend on a paycheck coming in.


10 posted on 05/26/2020 7:17:38 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: EdnaMode

Bryant Gumball.

Certified Slime.


11 posted on 05/26/2020 7:17:53 PM PDT by MarvinStinson
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To: EdnaMode

Bryant Gumball is still alive? Thought he died decades ago.


12 posted on 05/26/2020 7:23:18 PM PDT by Newtoidaho (All I ask of living is to have no chains on me.)
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To: EdnaMode

What happened to the XFL ?


13 posted on 05/26/2020 7:26:33 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad ("the media are selling you a line of soap)
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To: EdnaMode

yes...I agree....the players don’t need to play and they don’t need to make their millions.....its for their safety afterall....I’m sure the players will gladly give up their millions for a little safety....NOT!


14 posted on 05/26/2020 7:26:44 PM PDT by cherry
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To: EdnaMode

When I was growing up and Gumbel was on the Today Show, my mom said “he sounds like his undershorts are two sizes too small”


15 posted on 05/26/2020 7:34:14 PM PDT by pburiak
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To: Newtoidaho

My thoughts exactly!
Who knew?


16 posted on 05/26/2020 7:40:04 PM PDT by GnuThere
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To: gibsonguy

He should quit, renounce sports, and give all that has to the poor.


17 posted on 05/26/2020 7:48:02 PM PDT by richardtavor
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To: EdnaMode

Athletes are still non essential. Wait until September 2021 to reopen sports.


18 posted on 05/26/2020 9:16:46 PM PDT by Enterprise
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To: chris37

He has ALWAYS been an asshole.


19 posted on 05/26/2020 9:23:17 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear ("Progressives" (elitist Communists) "Love you to death".)
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