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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

The High-Stakes World of Sports Insiders

Back in the late 1990s, Jay Glazer was struggling to get by on $10,000 a year and living in a New York apartment so small that the refrigerator blocked his bathroom door.

Today, the 53-year-old is celebrating his 20th season as resident “Insider” on “Fox NFL Sunday.” He’s also a Hollywood actor, having appeared with The Rock on HBO’s “Ballers,” and has hawked Subway sandwiches with Olympic legend Michael Phelps.

Glazer owes it all to his ability to break news on NFL players and teams.

“I just make sure I hit home runs on Sunday. And I give you some stuff that you can’t get anywhere else,” he told Front Office Sports from Thailand after covering Super Bowl 57 in Phoenix. “Because it really is crazy. We’re getting paid all this money to tweet something everybody else has 12 seconds later.”

So goes the lucrative,…

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