Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/8/12
Hosts Steve Bennett and Don Russ interview the biggest names in sports media and pop culture each week on Football Nation's The Sports-Casters podcast.Their guest this week is Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated and SI.com. Deitsch covers the media beat for SI and is on the podcast to discuss some of the broadcasts that make up our NFL viewing experience. Deitsch talks with the Sports-Casters about the evolution of the new Sports Illustrated television show, the NFL Network's Thursday night football package, and the predictability of the CBS and FOX NFL pregame shows. He also talks about the quality of the "A Football Life" documentaries on the NFL Network, Fantasy Football Now, and the work of Jon Gruden on Monday Night Football. "I don't think he (Gruden) has ever fully separated himself from the league," said Deitsch.Deitsch also talks about dealing with the PR directors at ESPN, the quality of the NFL Red Zone channel, and Tuesday's election coverage. Deitsch also says:ESPN ma...
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