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Tom Brokaw’s next gig is on Fox

Tom Brokaw will host a half-hour weekly show set to debut on Fox Sports Network this Sunday called “The Boys in the Hall.” The show features wide-ranging interviews between former MLB Commissioner Fay Vincent and a roster of baseball Hall of Famers.

Brokaw, the former NBC Nightly News anchor and lifelong baseball fan, is the “voice” of the show introducing each episode and narrating other elements. “It was like a trip to the ballpark on a sunny afternoon to spend time with these insightful interviews of my long-time heroes,” said Brokaw. “I loved the experience.”

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Mavs' Marion Shooting Pilot for Reality TV Show

Dallas Mavericks forward Shawn Marion will be taping the pilot to a reality television series in June called “The Ladies in My Life,” TMZ reports. The show will focus on his mom, sister, publicist and, ya know, other women in his life.

 

 

Shaun King: Jon Gruden no quarterback guru

You can count former Tampa Bay quarterback and ESPN talking head Shaun King among the people who think “Jon Gruden: quarterback guru” is a misnomer. Gruden is doing an ESPN series with some of this year’s most highly touted quarterback prospects including Cam Newton, Blaine Gabbert and Ryan Mallett. But King, who played for Gruden in Tampa for two seasons and is currently a radio host, said on WQYK-AM that Gruden is something less than a swami.

“I won’t watch (the show),” King said. “I disagree with the premise of the show. The premise is that Gruden is some quarterbacks guru and that having him as a destination for a rookie QB is the ideal situation for a rookie and that just hasn’t proven to be the case.”

During a conference call Tuesday, Gruden admitted he came up short in mentoring King.

“I did fail miserably in developing Shaun King,” he said.

Stephen Holder of the Bucs Beat says King wasn’t Gruden’s only failure.

“We don’t usually get involved in mudslinging, but this seemed like fair game because one of the biggest criticisms of Gruden was his inability to identify and develop a young quarterback as a long-term starter. The truth is, had Gruden done so in Tampa Bay, he might still be coaching here.”

(Sources: Game On and TampaBay.com)