The death of Maryland Terrapins football player Jordan McNair has rocked college athletics to the point of the school taking bold steps in admitting their responsibility faster than anyone imagined. A good part of the reason is what could be seen as a return to actual sports journalism and the work done by ESPN. Ed Berliner, "The Man in the Arena", is joined by Lawyer, player agent and "The Smartest Guy in the Room" Joe Casale to dig into what this all means for the future of uncovering scandals in sports.
Ed Berliner is joined by "The Smartest Man in the Room" Joe Casale for a free flowing 30 minutes that dares to wander into MLB mistakes, why the NBA is the fastest growing League on the planet, why the NHL is a lot smarter than people give them credit, and mostly all about how Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones just cannot get the foot out of his mouth over this ridiculous non-issue about the National Anthem.
Ed Berliner is joined on this edition of "The Man in the Arena" by the "Smartest Man in the Room", attorney and agent Joe Casale, as Joe gets his pick of what new Trump moment to talk about, Ed does his best to fire back with what Trump supporters would respond with, and in the end we find out who really killed former Cubs announcer Harry Caray. It's all connected. In some rather interesting way. Oh, and after decades doing radio, Ed Berliner gets to use 2 words he has never before used in any broadcast station. Thank goodness for podcasts.
In the wake of President Donald Trump's summit and more than a tad shocking press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ed Berliner would like to have a short and civil conversation with Republicans and every person that voted for the POTUS. No yelling. No insults. No flailing about. Just a simple conversation with a few simple questions he'd like to hear your answers on.
Hearings by the House Judiciary Committee seeking to find some ingot of conspiracy in text messages from FBI agent Peter Strzok made for some of the most inane, laughable and embarrassing theater in DC political history. Ed Berliner reveals similarities to the McCarthy hearings, a great show on FX, and wonders why the GOP STILL can't focus on who the real enemy is.
Ed Berliner has been a broadcast journalist his entire adult life, and the events of the last few years, especially those in Maryland recently, have proven to him once and for all who is really to blame for the outright hate shown against the media. Surprise, it's not who you think it is.
Emmy Award winning broadcaster debuts "The Man in the Arena" podcast with layer and sports agent Joe Casale, going deep into LeBron James' decision to choose the LA Lakers, the one person who really made it all happen, then switching gears to the gutless, spineless NFL letting serial sexual assaulter Jameis Winston off the hook to protect their precious game.