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Video: Jim Gray Pesters Boxing Ref Following Controversial Match

Jim Gray, co-star of The Decision and co-star of Pete Rose’s uncomfortable interview during the 1999 World Series, pestered boxing referee Russell Mora after this weekend’s controversial match between Abner Mares and Joseph Agbeko, which Mares won by decision. Mares got away with a series of low blows, and though Mora warned Mares, he never docked him a point. Gray took issue with that, and asked Mora if Mares would have won the match without his help. Not surprisingly, Mora did not appreciate the question. Nor did he appreciate Gray’s assessment (shared by others) that this might have been one of the worst officiated matches in memory.

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How Greta Got Brett Favre to Go On the Record

favre_7-15.JPGFNC anchor Greta Van Susteren has had a busy past few days.

Van Susteren flew to Wisconsin Friday to interview Sen. John McCain, returning to Washington Saturday to host a special Tony Snow tribute show, then Sunday flew to Mississippi for an exclusive interview Monday with Green Bay Packer Brett Favre, and last night was back in DC anchoring On The Record.

“It’s been great,” Van Susteren tells TVNewser. “I love my work. It’s not that hard, it’s more sort of a question of whether you have the stamina. I’m lucky I have this job. This happened to be a busy weekend.”

Van Susteren says the Favre interview came about Saturday night, as she was preparing for her show. At about 8pmET, an hour before she went on the air, an unrecognizable email entered her inbox. It turned out to be from Deanna Favre, Brett’s wife.

“I called Deanna and she said Brett wants to talk and he believes Packer management is only giving out part of the story,” Van Susteren says. “I said fine, I’ll be there Monday and she said great. I was very busy concentrating on the [Tony Snow] special.”

She adds: “I’d like to say I got the Favre interview because of dogged determination but it kind of fell in my lap.”

Well, sort of. Van Susteren interviewed Brett in September 2006 and interviewed both Brett and Deanna Favre last September at Lambeau Field. Greta is a Cheesehead herself. “I’m a shareholder, I know a lot about Packer history, I grew up 20 minutes away from Lambeau Field,” she said.

She’s also conducted many sports interviews, including New York Giant wide receiver Plaxico Burress.

So, what does this shareholder want to see happen with the Pack?

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