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Each day on SI Now, Maggie Gray sits down with some of the brightest stars and biggest newsmakers in the world of sports. On “The Gray Area With Maggie Gray,” Maggie gives listeners the inside story behind those interviews, and offers her opinion on the sports news of the week.

Each day on SI Now, Maggie Gray sits down with some of the brightest stars and biggest newsmakers in the world of sports. On “The Gray Area With Maggie Gray,” Maggie gives listeners the inside story behind those interviews, and offers her opinion on the sports news of the week.
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Each day on SI Now, Maggie Gray sits down with some of the brightest stars and biggest newsmakers in the world of sports. On “The Gray Area With Maggie Gray,” Maggie gives listeners the inside story behind those interviews, and offers her opinion on the sports news of the week.

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@SInow

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English


Episodes

Chris Johnson talks the 40, adidas island giveaway and more

3/1/2017
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Maggie Gray welcomes running back Chris Johnson to the Gray Area to talk about his record-setting 40-yard-dash, his fastest 40 time(faster than what was clocked at the combine), the adidas island giveaway, the new adizero 6.0 uncaged cleats from adidas and much more.

Duration: 00:20:38


Exclusive: Charles Oakley speaks out about James Dolan

2/16/2017
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Maggie Gray sits down for an exclusive interview with former New York Knick Charles Oakley to discuss his ongoing feud with team owner James Dolan.

Duration: 00:14:25


2017 SI Swimsuit issue: Kate Upton returns

2/15/2017
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Maggie Gray welcomes back Sports Illustrated assistant managing editor MJ Day to discuss the 2017 Swimsuit issue and the return of cover model Kate Upton.

Duration: 00:52:56


WWE superstar John Cena

1/27/2017
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Maggie Gray brings you her 1-on-1 interview with WWE superstar John Cena.

Duration: 00:08:07


Michael Phelps cover shoot BTS with Simon Bruty

12/20/2016
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Photographer Simon Bruty joins Maggie Gray on the Gray Area to take you behind the scenes of his photo shoot with Michael Phelps for the latest issue of Sports Illustrated.

Duration: 00:25:42


Alex Wolff on the future of sports broadcasting

12/9/2016
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Maggie Gray welcomes SI contributing writer Alex Wolff to the Gray Area to discuss how the economics of broadcasting are rapidly changing, which is the topic of his latest piece, "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," in the Dec. 12, 2016 issue of Sports Illustrated.

Duration: 00:28:27


Greg Bishop on "Football in America"

11/14/2016
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On the new episode of The Gray Area, Maggie Gray is joined by Sports Illustrated writer Greg Bishop, who recently completed work on "Football in America," his lengthy look at the state of the sport of football. Maggie and Greg discuss what it was like reporting the story, and how what he saw on his travels lines up with the results of the recent presidential election.

Duration: 01:07:27


WWE superstar Sasha Banks

10/31/2016
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WWE superstar Sasha Banks, on the heels of her historic main event match against Charlotte at Hell in a Cell, joined Maggie Gray on the Gray Area for a wide-ranging interview on everything from her meteoric rise in the WWE to her famous cousin Snoop Dogg. In this episode, they discuss how Banks got into wrestling, how she got her name and persona, coming to terms with the fact that she’s now famous, the progress of women in the WWE, being a playable character in WWE 2K17, how important...

Duration: 00:25:06


Jeff Pearlman on Brett Favre

10/28/2016
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Jeff Pearlman joins Maggie Gray on the Gray Area to discuss his latest book, which focuses on Brett Favre and is titled Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre.

Duration: 00:27:10


Lee Jenkins talks Westbrook, Durant and the Thunder

10/19/2016
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Lee Jenkins returns to the Gray Area to discuss his cover story on OKC Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook with Maggie Gray. In this episode, they try to dig deep into the psyche of Westbrook, discuss how Durant's decision to sign with the Warriors affects Westbrook and the Thunder and much more.

Duration: 00:45:14


Inside the Will Smith homicide case

10/12/2016
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Maggie Gray welcomes SI senior editor Richard O'Brien to discuss his story on the killing of former New Orleans Saints DE Will Smith and the complicated case around it.

Duration: 00:27:26


SI's David Ortiz cover story with Tom Verducci

9/28/2016
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Tom Verducci joins Maggie Gray to discuss his exclusive sit down with Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz.

Duration: 00:21:10


SI's Khalil Mack cover story with Robert Klemko

9/13/2016
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Maggie Gray welcomes Robert Klemko of The MMQB to the Gray Area Podcast to discuss his cover story on Oakland Raiders DE Khalil Mack and Houston Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney.

Duration: 00:31:34


NFL OL Geoff Schwartz

9/7/2016
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Maggie Gray welcomes NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz to the Gray Area Podcast. Schwartz is a six-year veteran who has played for the Carolina Panthers, Minnesota Vikings, Kansas City Chiefs and New York Giants. He recently came out with a book called Eat My Schwartz, which he co-wrote with his brother Mitchell Schwartz, who currently starts as the right tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Duration: 00:32:36


Fantasy football tips to win your league with experts Michael Beller and Gary Gramling

8/31/2016
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Maggie Gray is joined by Sports Illustrated's fantasy expert Michael Beller and Gary Gramling, senior editor at the MMQB, for a discussion on all things fantasy football. In this episode, you'll get strategies to help you prepare for your draft, breakdowns of their favorite teams, bold predictions for the season and last-minute tips to help you win your league.

Duration: 00:40:59


Jerry Barca, author of NY Giants book Big Blue Wrecking Crew

8/22/2016
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Maggie Gray welcomes Jerry Barca, author of Big Blue Wrecking Crew, to the Gray Area Podcast. In this episode, they talk about Barca's book on the infamous 1986 Super Bowl-winning New York Giants team, Lawrence Taylor's drug use, whether Eli Manning should make the Hall of Fame, why Phil Simms doesn't get more respect from New Yorkers and much more.

Duration: 00:46:52


MLB Network's Brian Kenny

8/16/2016
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MLB Network's Brian Kenny joins Maggie Gray on the Gray Area Podcast to talk all things baseball.

Duration: 00:39:02


Travis Kelce's dating show; Discussing "The Bachelorette"

7/27/2016
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Reality dating shows are all the rage lately and this week's edition of The Gray Area takes a look at the trend from two decidedly different angles. First, host Maggie Gray plays her SI Now interview with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, who has his own reality dating show Catching Kelce on E! that premieres on October 5th. Then, Gray pivots to discuss the most popular example of the reality dating genre, as she's joined by an expert panel to discuss the current state of ABC's...

Duration: 00:37:13


Rio Olympics preview with Alex Wolff

7/19/2016
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Maggie Gray welcomes Alexander Wolff to the Gray Area Podcast to preview the upcoming Rio Olympic games. In this episode, they discuss his latest piece in Sports Illustrated titled Everyone in the Struggle, Team USA's Men's Basketball team, some of the US stars, the Russian doping scandal and much more. You can subscribe to the show on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher or SoundCloud, and you can find more great Sports Illustrated podcasts at si.com/podcasts. Tweet Maggie at...

Duration: 00:35:19


SI's Ricky Williams story with Greg Bishop and Samara Kelly

7/13/2016
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Maggie Gray welcomes Greg Bishop back to the Gray Area Podcast along with Samara Kelly to discuss the story and film Ricky Williams: The High Road. You can subscribe to the show on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher or SoundCloud, and you can find more great Sports Illustrated podcasts at si.com/podcasts. Tweet Maggie at twitter.com/maggiegray and use the hashtag #GrayArea to give the show feedback.

Duration: 00:46:20

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