During his 45-year TV career, Bryant Gumbel has gained a reputation for being a perfectionist. Even famous friends have to clear a high bar. The late superstar Prince, a big fan of Gumbel from his “Today” show days, got that pointed message when he offered to compose a theme song for CBS’ “Public...
“Get rid of instant replay.” So says Bryant Gumbel, on an episode of Real Sports set to premiere tonight at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. As part of a roundtable discussion about technology in sports, the HBO personality called for the elimination of replay, and other technological aspects of sports. “In my humble opinion, technology is ruining […]
Last Tuesday, LeBron James critized Phil Jackson for calling the Cleveland Cavaliers star's business asssociates a "posse" — which James believes was a racially motivated choice of words. In the closing commentary of a yet-to-air episode...Show More Summary
If you caught the Bikram Choudhury segment on last Tuesday night’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, we’re very sorry. Because perhaps you went through the same roller coaster of emotions we did sitting through the 20 minutes that felt more like a year, stuck in 105 degree heat, with no water and no exit. Real Sports […]
“NFL honchos are either unable or unwilling to address domestic violence properly.”
One really, really has to give the people at HBO some credit for how much work goes into their episodes of Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel. Often hailed as one of TV’s best journalism-based shows, Gumbel and friends handle topics in a way that is both mature and shockingly emotional. Show More Summary
Bikram Choudhury gets the Bryant Gumbel treatment on the October 25 episode of HBO’s Real Sports. And if you thought he said outrageous things before, this is a whole new level for the shockingly outspoken yogapreneur. In the segment, Real Sports correspondent Andrea Kremer goes to India to question Choudhury on the multiple claims of sexual […]
Warning: This story contains NSFW language Tuesday’s Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel took a look at some of the issues surrounding women in sports television. Gumbel introduced the segment reported by Jon Frankel by saying, “…increasingly...Show More Summary
QUESTION ASKED: What Is Your Earliest Sports Memory? For me, I think it was probably when the ’74 Philadelphia Flyers won the Stanley Cup, though I do remember watching an earlier, funnier, less politicized Bryant Gumbel hosting NBC’s AFC football coverage in the mid-‘70s, an era one sports author (of a pretty good history of […]
Lonnie Ali, Billy Crystal, Bryant Gumbel and Bill Clinton spoke at Ali’s funeral.
Bill Clinton, Billy Crystal and Bryant Gumbel delivered eulogies for Muhammad Ali at a 15,000-seat sports arena in his hometown, Louisville today.
The final funeral service for “The Greatest,” Muhammad Ali will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. EDT at which former President Bill Clinton, comedian Billy Crystal and journalist Bryant Gumbel will present eulogies, PBS Newshour reports. Pallbearers for the service will also include former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis and actor Will Smith, who played […]
Muhammad Ali To Be Eulogized By Bill Clinton, Bryant Gumbel And Billy Crystal The HuffingtonPost is reporting that Muhammad Ali’s funeral is going to be quite a public spectacle with a host of guest speakers… Muhammad Ali’s hometown of Louisville
Former President Bill Clinton will give a eulogy at the public funeral of Muhammad Ali on next Friday, following the boxer’s death. Clinton will be joined by comedian Bill Crystal and sportscaster Bryant Gumbel, who will also deliver speeches in Ali’s memory. Show More Summary
Muhammad Ali’s funeral will be held on Friday June in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. US Weekly reports that the list of people who will deliver eulogies has also been announced via a spokesperson for the Ali family. According to US Weekly, former US President Bill Clinton, comedian Billy Crystal and newscaster Bryant Gumbel are... Show More Summary
Another day, another possible instance of selective editing—this time by HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel over a segment on the AR-15 rifle....
The inventor of the AR-15 rifle accused HBO Tuesday of making selective edits to an interview that aired in an episode of Real Sports w/ Bryant Gumbel.
On the April 19, 2016 edition of Real Sports, HBO's Bryant Gumbel urged the top executives of the NBA, NFL, and the NCAA to penalize North Carolina over H.B. 2, which he underlined has been "labeled the most extreme anti-LGBT measure...Show More Summary
After Prince’s passing at the age of 57 Thursday, the sports and entertainment worlds have been busy paying tributes to him. It’s interesting that the musician himself once paid a very public tribute to a major figure in the sports and entertainment world, though: current HBO personality Bryant Gumbel. Show More Summary