Sportscaster James Brown Lost 74 Pounds & Now Looks Like A Totally Different Person (PIC)

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Once football season gets into high gear, you may think you’re seeing a different sportscaster on CBS, but don’t be fooled.  That’s not someone new.  It’s just the new and improved veteran CBS sportscaster James Brown.

The NFL Today host lost a whooping 74 pounds, and he looks like a completely different human being.

Here’s an older photo of what you’re used to:


Here’s what you’ll be seeing for the foreseeable future:

Here’s what he told Jason Romano on the Sports Spectrum podcast about the weight loss and how some motivation from ex-Fox colleague Howie Long got him to where he’s at now.

“You know, I had been battling this for quite some time,” he told Romano. “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.’”

The 6-foot-5 Brown is down from 292 pounds late last year to around 218.

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