Season 26
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel
11 EPISODES • 2020
Season 26 of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel was released on January 28 and consists of 11 episodes.

Season 25


1: Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel 274
Jan 28, 2020
Segments: How Japan is using the Olympic stage to stretch the truth about the nuclear cleanup of Fukushima.; FOX reporter Erin Andrews details some of the many challenges she's faced throughout her career; In the wake of Kobe Bryant's death in a helicopter crash, Real Sports looks back at the two times he was profiled on the show.
2: Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel 275
Feb 25, 2020
Segments: Months after boxer Patrick Day's death, Jon Frankel sits down with his trainer and brothers who are still grappling with the tragedy; Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer uses advanced science to revolutionize baseball; Elite mountain climbing is claiming an alarming number of lives due to escalating risks taken in the pursuit of glory.
3: Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel 276
Apr 28, 2020
Segments: the role sports leagues and organizations played in the spread of COVID-19 across America; the efforts of sports organizations, companies and leagues in fighting the pandemic; a roundtable discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on sports with Bryant Gumbel, Jim Nantz, Joe Buck and Mike Breen; a look back at a 2004 segment on the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
4: Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel 277
May 26, 2020
Segments: Some of America's major sports leagues and teams have continued looking out for themselves; how the Korean Baseball Organization has introduced the world to fanless sports; roundtable with union chiefs DeMaurice Smith (NFL), Michele Roberts (NBA), and Tony Clark (MLB); how Kansas City Chiefs guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif has moved from the O-line to the front line.
5: Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel 278
Jun 23, 2020
Bryant Gumbel examines how COVID-19 and systemic racial injustice have created an unprecedented moment in sports; Robbie Tolan.
6: Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel 279
Jul 21, 2020
Virtual sports round-table; health risks facing student-athletes; Judge Craig Mitchell's Skid Row Running Club; mental athletes.
7: Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel 280
Aug 18, 2020
Bruce Maxwell on being the first MLB player to kneel during the national anthem; Nnamdi Asomugha; Eddy Alvarez; Zack Hample.
8: Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel 281
Sep 22, 2020
David Scott explores the dangerous -- and sometimes deadly -- practice of weight-cutting in MMA. Bryant Gumbel checks in with Jon Dorenbos, an NFL player who was forced to retire early due to a rare heart condition.
9: Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel 282
Oct 20, 2020
Soledad O’Brien examines the booming business of online gaming and the teenagers who are profiting. Bryant Gumbel investigates how MLB has failed to fully integrate the Negro Leagues into its history. David Scott talks to Valentino Dixon, a former prisoner who credits golf for earning him his freedom for a crime he didn’t commit. Plus, Jon Frankel checks in with Steve Gleason, a former NFL player who has used his battle with ALS to develop a remote interview program.
10: Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel 283
Nov 24, 2020
David Scott explores the history and medicinal benefits behind using psychedelic drugs to treat PTSD, depression, and anxiety in athletes. Bryant Gumbel goes on a deep sea adventure with Texas millionaire Victor Vesco, as he continues his quest to discover and map 90 percent of the unexplored ocean. Mary Carillo sits down with some of sports’ most colorful fanatics to find out what makes them tick and how they are faring during the pandemic.
11: Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel 284
Dec 15, 2020
Host Bryant Gumbel and all of the correspondents gather virtually to examine how the global pandemic, social activism, and economic realities reverberated across the sports world and affected athletes and fans alike.
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