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Ed Berliner: The Man in the Arena

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Emmy award winning news & sports journalist Ed Berliner is "The Man in the Arena", welcoming in guests from the worlds of entertainment, politics, sports, human interest, music, and whatever else catches his attention. Excellent guests, stimulating no-holds barred conversation with fascinating people and topics.

Emmy award winning news & sports journalist Ed Berliner is "The Man in the Arena", welcoming in guests from the worlds of entertainment, politics, sports, human interest, music, and whatever else catches his attention. Excellent guests, stimulating no-holds barred conversation with fascinating people and topics.


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Emmy award winning news & sports journalist Ed Berliner is "The Man in the Arena", welcoming in guests from the worlds of entertainment, politics, sports, human interest, music, and whatever else catches his attention. Excellent guests, stimulating no-holds barred conversation with fascinating people and topics.






“Sports Pulse”: Hank Aaron’s social legacy. Bieniemy truth. Dolphins snitches. Busting Bonds & Clemens.

Hank Aaron leaves behind much more than lines in the MLB record books, and it's up to this generation to carry that legacy. On a related note, real questions have to be asked yet AGAIN why Eric Bieniemy, a worthy black coach, is not HC in the NFL. It's all about society and how people of every color fail to look past their own nose.


“The Press Corps”: Tex. Gov Abbott encourages homegrown terrorism.NY Mets nail it on stupid Porter. Can FOX News ever be trusted?

With the inauguration of Joe Biden less than 24 hours away, Washington DC, and every State Capitol, is at the moment worried about what comes next in wake of the January 6th Capitol riots. In an odd twist, Texas Governor Greg Abbott is enraged at the thought of doing background checks on his National Guard. Why would this bother him so, especially in light of what occurred just hours after he made his statement? At issue here is the fact members of the US military and law enforcement are...


Drew Brees has nothing to apologize for. Belichick vs. Brady. The most delusional DC rioter of them all, and Dangerous Donald.

Newsfront, America holds its breath during Inauguration week as we need to ask who is protecting whom? What will Donald Trump do in private life to continue his shock and awe? Is he now the single most dangerous individual in America? And you will meet the single most delusional DC rioter of them all, or perhaps a perfect example of insanity.


“Sports Pulse”: Shaq vs. Harden, shaky Jets fans, a rioting Olympian, & is Boston vs NY still a thing?

Shaq goes after the whiny James Harden over his deal to the NY Nets and calls him out for failing in Houston. Even with a new Head Coach, why should NY Jets fans trust the worst ownership in the NFL? Should the US Olympic family punish one of their own involved in the Washington DC insurrection riots? And is the rivalry between Boston and NY still something fans even think about?


“The Press Corps”: Trump faithful questioning lies, BLM & Antifa fact checks, why COVID19 is raging.

A report on Trump followers who seem to be considering the possibility that their President has been lying to them. Watch as Tucker Carlson gets tossed off his game by fellow FOX contributor Brit Hume. A pair of fact checks, one regarding Trump's border wall, and the other digging deeper into claims of Antifa and Black Lives Matter being part of the insurgency at the DC riots.


Future sports stars: Developing the next generation & preparing them for real life

In any normal year, America is dotted with sports camps of all types and sizes. This is where they promise to prepare young athletes for their next athletic step, often from high school to college. But aside from teaching them how to block, tackle and shoot, are they really preparing this next generation for the real skills and opportunities they will face? The Florida Rising Stars Foundation is changing the way camps are run, bringing in notable coaches and athletes to impart more than just...


The 2021 NHL season, emerging from the 2020 COVID19 bubble, a League edge & franchises in trouble.

The NHL emerges from a successful 2020 COVID19 bubble season with more questions than at any time in their modern history. Exactly when that 2021 season will start, the desperate need to put fans in the seats, franchises in more financial distress than ever before, players being told to get ready for pay cuts, and then there's the players on the way up and the ones who need to break out the golf bags. Speaking of money, aren't these franchises owned by multi-millionaires? Doesn't it seem...


NYC & the 80’s “Empire of Greed”, Michael Jordan’s GOAT, & COVID19 vs. the US Sports Fan

Whether sports or politics, it seems everything begins in New York City. Prolific author and noted sports reporter/commentator Sean Deveney has proof, both via his more than 20 years spent along the NBA hardcourt and every other major American professional sport championship, but also in his research intertwining such diverse figures as Doc Gooden, Donald Trump and Ed Koch making a solid point about greed and glory in America.


How to fix NASCAR and other tidbits from legendary motorsports reporter Godwin Kelly.

After 40+ years as the dean of the Daytona International Speedway press room, now former Daytona Beach News-Journal Motorsports journalist Godwin Kelly joins Ed Berliner for a wide ranging discussion of things such as why NASCAR fumbled their chance at the really big time, how they can get it back on track, why drivers both past and present are essential to that recovery, and why reporters here in 2020, both in racing and other sports, need to take lessons in humility and professionalism...


The Press Corps: COVID19 deniers crushing frontline workers. Crushing the dumbest Masters GOAT argument ever.

Those who continue to deny the dangerous and deadly facts of the COVID19 pandemic are at the forefront of the disinformation helping to crush the spirit and lives of America's frontline medical workers. Overworked, emotionally beaten in watching so much illness and death, there seems to be no level of truly fake news these frauds will propagate as the nation gets sicker and our hospitals reach the breaking point.


The Press Corps: Fauci elects COVID19 intelligence, Alabama elects a political dunce

Anthony Fauci has been dealing in COVID19 facts since the pandemic began, and his most recent word on what is still to come should send a shiver down the spine of every America. Sad to note, because of disinformation from specific cable outlets and social media, America remains a nation of deniers seemingly bent on suicide.


The Press Corps: LSU athletics chooses coverup over stopping sexual assault

College athletics has a long and despicable history of covering up crimes by their coaches and players in order to keep cashing fat conference and television contract checks. Louisiana State University is just the latest, but certainly the most blatant, in how they seek to change the subject when it comes to their athletes taking part in sexual assault. That's only part of the story, as local Louisiana media is more than happy to assist in the coverup, proving games and scores are more...


Can the NHL survive another COVID19 season? That and more with Hockey HOF announcer Jiggs McDonald

He is one of, if not the, most prolific play by play announcer to ever call action on the ice. With more than 5000 regular season games to his credit, more than 200 NHL playoff games under his belt, and a few Stanley Cups to show for it, Jiggs McDonald is one of the very best there has ever been at calling hockey. Time to tell those tales as he joins Ed Berliner on "The Man in the Arena"


NFL Dumpster Fire: COVID19, NFC East, teams destined for fan heartbreak and the Tale of Tom Brady

One thing is certain: The NFL has done a miserable job in dealing with COVID19. But have they taken the 2020 season and turned it into one that will forever carry an asterisk?


LSU gets help in criminal coverup. Johnny Bench calls Pete Rose out. More misery for Cubs fans.

The rampaging sexual assault case at LSU should surprise no one, and indeed it doesn't shock those who know anything about big time college athletics. History shows those who claim assault are shoved to the shadows and usually demonized. The greater part of this is the coverup, and it's always been helped by those who should be bexposing it. Pete Rose & Jim Gray are doing the "Apology Tour" dance again, but this time the Hall of Fame road closes forever for Charlie Hustle.


Are the COVID19 NCAA/High School football seasons legit? The despicable case of LSU football.

COVID19 has destroyed the normal ebb and flow of competition in both college and high school football, and with so many conferences not playing, so many schools sitting out, and so many players on the bench, is this truly a legitimate season for championships? How will COVID-19 really affect high schoolers heading for college, and what will it do to 2021 college football rosters and beyond?


Healthcare workers under siege, dangerously funny Rand Paul, laughable golf GOAT, UFC Golf. Seriously????

Excellent news about a vaccine for COVID-19, tempered by yet another blowhard bluster of buffoonery from a politician, this time "Dr." Rand Paul, who you wouldn't want fixing a hangnail. This as healthcare workers are quitting in record numbers, overworked and near suicidal. There's a logical and easy way to avoid being part of the problem in fixing the current rift in America, and that's not being a teacher using social media to hammer away at Donald Trump.


Fauci still in your face. Cancel holiday NFL. The cult Trump created. The POTUS with humor.

COVID19 has created that "new normal" for the Thanksgiving holiday everyone must learn to deal with, or else. To that end, the NFL must change with tradition and reschedule their annual holiday games. Dr. Anthony Fauci's script has rarely wavered for months, and still a good part of America doesn't seem to give a damn. Donald Trump has given oxygen to, and will leave, in his wake, a potentially dangerous cult.


Trump’s infections, COVID kids worries, the “Jeopardy Jennings Dilemma” & the #1 Food Felony.

The COVID19 scenario continues as Trump's infection spreads snares more than 100 new cases, high school kids still at risk, when will YOU feel safe going back to sports?, the "Jeopardy Jennings Dilemma", Tommy Tuberville proves you don't have to be smart to be a college football coach OR an elected official, and the single greatest "food felony", hands down.


The legitimacy of the NFL and College Football COVID19 seasons. Why these seasons need an asterisk.

It's a fair question. With COVID19 changing rosters, keeping entire programs off the field, and the competitive balance changed, are the 2020 NFL and CFB seasons really legitimate?