James Brown is one of the more familiar faces in the field of NFL sportscasting, but many fans won’t recognize him beyond his voice once the season rolls around.
The NFL Today and NFL Network host has incredibly lost 74 pounds, and looks a brand new person.
Here’s a picture of what we’ve come to know James Brown as looking like:
Here is him today:
— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) June 28, 2017
The latest drop in weight from Brown’s 6′ 5″ frame has been the most successful in numerous attempts, losing almost 25 percent of his entire body weight.
Brown spoke about the weight loss on a recent Jason Romano on the latter’s Sports Spectrum podcast, saying –
“You know, I had been battling this for quite some time. I would always tease and say when I started doing football . . . [that] I really threw myself into the job. And Howie Long, my colleague at Fox, used to tease with a bunch of his buddies, asking, ‘Man, what line did he play on? I mean, he obviously played for somebody.’ So I was trying to look the part, until Howie told me I looked like a swollen tick. That was not a good compliment.
“Athletes, don’t they engage in — as much of an oxymoron as it is — they engage in negative incentive,” Brown said. “And I remember when I was working out — and I had been doing it religiously for a few years, trying to get down — and I came into the studio one Sunday and I was all excited because that week I had lost five pounds. Howie looked at me, he didn’t crack a smile, didn’t give me a vote of encouragement at all, he said ‘That’s like taking a cup of water out of the Atlantic Ocean. Talk to me when you’ve really lost some weight.’