For anyone who has yet to sample The Bottom Line Sports Show, here’s an anecdote that’s indicative of just how entertaining—and unexpected—it can be: Five months ago, while retired NBA great Penny Hardaway was on announcing his intention to try and rejoin the Miami Heat to play side by side with newly-signed superstar LeBron James, Larry Fitzgerald dropped in to join the conversation. But before he got talking football, the NFL superstar revealed why he was calling from a friend’s cell. “My phone fell in the lake today,” he told host Gerald Brown. “My home boy pushed me in the water with my shorts on and my phone was in my pocket!” On that note, we now take you live to Teaneck, N.J., where Gerald (an athletic director at the Boys Club of New York by day) and his co-hosts—Jonathan Foy, Donahue Baker and Howard Cowart—broadcast from their proudly proclaimed “Mancave”…Give us a 15-second pitch for your show—why should listeners tune in?
Many of the tops stars from the world of sports and entertainment regularly appear as guests. Plus, the show is executive produced by former NBA stars Charles Oakley and Penny Hardaway—who are never shy about voicing their opinions. And for our female listeners we’ve got actress Cherie Johnson of Punky Brewster and Family Matters fame, who does a regular segment called “What’s Cherie’s Commentary?” In short, The Bottom Line Sports Show is a heaping portion of sports talk with a double shot of humor.
Tell us two things listeners would be surprised to learn about you?
I’m a huge Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan, and I love producing a BlogTalkRadio show that offers sports fans from coast to coast the kind of programming they won’t get anywhere else.
Who’s your broadcasting hero?
Can I pick two? [Editor’s Note: Be our guest.] Brent Musburger of ESPN, and Bryant Gumbel of HBO’s Real Sports.
If you could book any person on earth as a guest on your show, who would it be and why?
Jim Brown—a man whom many consider to be one of the greatest football players of all time. He was also the first professional athlete to find box-office success in Hollywood.
As we speak, what are you wearing?
My Bottom Line Sports Show T-shirt, of course.
What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done while in the middle of hosting your show?
I once, by mistake, I gave a guest the wrong call-in number. And even after I realized what I’d done, I couldn’t get him on the air. The, ah, bottom line on that night? My bad!
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