Football is less than 48 hours away, and to celebrate the return of everyone’s favorite sport, we invited Fox’s Jay Glazer to the podcast. The scoop-happy TV host (Fox Football Daily, 6 pm) trains NFL athletes in the offseason and if you find yourself in proximity to Glazer at a bar, plant yourself, because his stories border on legendary. Carve out 35 minutes for this one:
* Jay Glazer’s first job? Bodyguard to radio legend Mike Francesa at the NFL draft when Francesa had to use the bathroom.
* Jay Glazer on himself as a 20-something reporter: “I was definitely a little shit head.”
* Jay Glazer sold vacuums door-to-door at the Jersey shore.
* Old media hated Jay Glazer on his rise to scoop city. “They treated me like crap.” Once, a relatively prominent NFL writer – he didn’t want to name him, but I’ll drop hints in the comments until you guess him – went around bad-mouthing Glazer to the media few years ago. Glazer met up with him at Packers practice …
* Jay Glazer on how twitter has turned reporting into an ‘awful business’ – people are often wrong and nobody cares.
* What does he tell athletes that he trains in the offseason? “If you eff up off the field, it’s on you, not me.”
* Player that impressed Glazer the most this offseason? Kenny Stills of the Saints. He was labeled a punk at Oklahoma.
* Tough class Glazer had to make: NFL player he’s trained gets popped for Adderall. Glazer calls him. Player asks Glazer not to write about it. Good story.
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Episode 25: The Jason McIntyre Show: Matthew Berry on Fantasy Football, Life and the Media
Episode 24: The Jason McIntyre Show: Jay Bilas on College Basketball and Paying College Athletes
Episode 23: Jason Lisk fills in, Talks to Former NFL Coach Sam Wyche
Episode 22: Jimmy Traina From SI.com on the Direction of the Sports Media
Episode 21: Actor Jerry O’Connell on the Jets, Movies, and Fantasy Football
Episode 20: Peter King of SI Talking About his New Site, The MMQB
Episode 19: Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle
Episode 18: ESPN Radio Host and TV Analyst Dan Dakich
Episode 17: Dick Vitale of ESPN
Episode 16: Dan Wolken of USA Today Sports
Episode 15: Talking Sports Media with Dan LeBatard the Columnist/Radio Host/TV Host
Episode 14: Mike Greenberg, ESPN Radio
Episode 13: Manish Mehta of the Daily News and Judy Battista of the NYT Talk Jets, Tebow and Sanchez
Episode 12: Evan Silva and Josh Norris of Roto World Talk About the NFL Draft
Episode 11: NFL Podcast with Mike Silver of Yahoo Sports, Who Hates the Draft
Episode 10: Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports on the NFL Draft and College Football
Episode 9: NBA Playoff Talk with Howard Beck of the New York Times
Episode 8: Talking Michigan-Louisville and the NBA with Al Horford of the Atlanta Hawks
Episode 7: NFL Draft Talk with ESPN’s Todd McShay
Episode 6: Kevin Ware Reaction, with John Ourand, Dan Steinberg & Clay Travis
Episode 5: Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network
Episode 4: Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports
Episode 3: Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports
Episode 2: Doug Gottlieb of CBS Sports
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