Once again, CBS’ 60 Minutes will have a sports profile right after an NFL doubleheader. CBS seems to be doing more sports stories on 60 Minutes and usually has them following the late game of the doubleheader. That’s one way to hook the audience. And for Sunday’s season premiere of the CBS Newsmagazine, a story on Brees is one way to keep the audience from running to NBC until the Jets-Miami game.
Here’s what CBS News is saying about the Drew Brees story.
IF DREW BREES’ WIFE GOES INTO LABOR WHILE HE’S PLAYING, SHE SAYS SHE WILL KEEP IT A SECRET UNTIL AFTER THE GAME — “60 MINUTES”In a Profile, Super Bowl Champ Quarterback Brees Says the Big Game isJust “a Blur” NowBrittany Brees, wife of New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees, vows to keep quiet if she begins to deliver their second child while her husband is playing a game. Steve Kroft talks to Mr. and Mrs. Brees in a profile of the Super Bowl champ for the 43rd season premiere of 60 MINUTES to be broadcast Sunday, Sept. 26 (7:00-8:00PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television NetworkBrittany is due to deliver a boy on Oct. 18 and if she goes into labor the day before, while Drew and the Saints are playing in Florida against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, “He’s not going to get a call…He’s not going to know,” Brittany says. “If I go into labor, I’m going to get the drugs and just pretend everything’s fine.”That’s fine by Drew. “Even if she was on her way to the hospital, water had broke, she’s about to give birth, she would make up some elaborate story to make me comfortable and at ease,” says the 2010 Super Bowl MVP.In the interview, Brees recalls the dramatic Super Bowl win. “It’s all just kind of a blur. It just all sort of runs together,” he says. “At the time, it was all very much one play at a time. The next play was the most important play of the game…I mean it went by just like that,” he tells Kroft. “I go back and watch it and, you know, we completed almost every pass and every play we ran, we just operated,” says Brees, the game’s MVP who completed an incredible 32 of 39 passes.He also talks about his personal confidence on the field and his thoughts about moving to the city nearly destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. The profile includes interviews with Brees’ coach, Sean Payton, and teammates Jeremy Shockey and Jonathan Vilma.
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