Jim Gray is still kind of irked about criticism over The Decision

On Friday, The Ringer published a profile of longtime sports television reporter and personality Jim Gray. The piece, written by sports media maestro Bryan Curtis, covers Gray’s winding career path and unlikely set of celebrity friends, but the most compelling nuggets concern Gray’s participation in LeBron James’ infamous Decision. Back in July 2010, Gray pitched the concept of...
Via Awful Announcing
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather trademark filings indicate plans for comeback

Floyd Mayweather Jr. said he was going to retire after his September win over Andre Berto, but there are increasing signs that he is considering a return to the sport. For starters, Mayweather helped promote a boxing card in Washington D.C. on Saturday night and said during an interview with Showtime’s Jim Gray that he has been talking with CBS and Showtime and “you never know...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Tom Brady says he’s not among the greatest QBs ever

What more does Tom Brady need to be satisfied? Despite being one of only three quarterbacks to win four Super Bowls, Brady told Jim Gray of Westwood One Radio, via ESPN.com, that he doesn’t belong on the list of the greatest all-time quarterbacks. Brady, Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw are the only quarterbacks who have won four titles. Brady is the only quarterback who’s been...
Via The Sports Daily
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

How Does Jim Gray Always End Up in These Situations? Tom Brady DeflateGate Edition

When the world ends, Jim Gray will be there to interview the cockroaches. It was absolutely no surprise that of every person in the world of sports media, Gray, was hand-picked to sit down and chat with Tom Brady at Salem State University in the wake of Ted Wells’ DeflateGate report. It’s too good to be true, and yet it made perfect sense for him to be there. I know Gray said...
Via Awful Announcing
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Rupp Arena Renovation Plan Suspended For Now

It doesn’t look like the Kentucky Wildcats are going to have a renovated basketball arena anytime soon. Lexington Mayor Jim Gray recently unveiled designs for a $351 million renovation and redesign of Rupp Arena and the building of a new convention center next to it.  However, failure to get the necessary support from the state has caused the plans to stall, leading Gray, along...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rupp Arena project fading fast; Eli Capilouto not laying down

It doesn’t look like the Kentucky Wildcats are going to have a renovated basketball arena anytime soon. Lexington Mayor Jim Gray recently unveiled designs for a $310 million renovation and redesign of Rupp Arena and the building of a new convention center next to it.  That plan would eventually fall apart, and now Gray, along with Lexington Center Corporation chairman Brent...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Jim Gray takes delicious pastry out of Marcos Maidana’s hands

Jim Gray has had his fair share of bizarre interview moments – Pete Rose and LeBron James immediately come to mind – but this one takes the cake. After his loss to Floyd Mayweather this weekend, Marcos Maidana was interviewed by Gray.  He was trying to enjoy what looks to be a frosted pastry after exerting an incredible physical effort over 12 grueling rounds. And what does...
Via Awful Announcing
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Marcos Maidana learns the hard way never to eat during a Jim Gray interview (Video)

Jim Gray was in full-on mall cop mode Saturday while serving as the ringside correspondent for Showtime’s pay-per-view telecast of the Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana fight. I mean just check out his reaction when Maidana went to eat a snack after his fight. Did you see Gray snatch the wrapper right out of his hand? Guy […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rupp Arena deal done? Renovations put on hold

The Kentucky Wildcats have one of the proudest traditions in all of sports in their basketball team. With 2,111 all-time wins, UK is the winningest program in the history of college basketball. Needless to say, the best program in college basketball deserves one of the best arenas there is and Rupp Arena is certainly in need of some renovations. Lexington Mayor Jim Gray recently...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Lexington officials unveil Rupp renovation plan

Rupp Arena will be modernized as a stand-alone facility with a glass-and-steel appearance that state and local officials promise will improve accessibility and comfort for Kentucky basketball fans. Lexington city officials on Monday revealed the long-awaited redesign of the 38-year-old home of Wildcats men's basketball, with an estimated $310 million budget including $65 million...
Via Associated Press
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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