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Early Days of NFL Draft Coverage with ESPN’s George Grande Download

46:37 Download April 27th, 2021

Bob Socci sits down with ESPN SportsCenter anchor George Grande, who co-anchored the first telecast of the NFL Draft in April 1980.  

George reminisces about the early days of draft coverage and the event’s importance to the eventual success of the so-called Worldwide Leader.  

Plus, we talk about his baseball broadcasting career, relationship with the late Hall of Famer Tom Seaver and lifelong friend Joe Castiglione.

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