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(Part 1) Dallas Sportscaster Dale Hansen is RETIRING after 35 years at WFAA Channel 8

(Part 1) Dallas Sportscaster Dale Hansen is RETIRING after 35 years at WFAA Channel 8
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Today, we’re bringing Dale Hansen back on the show, and we have such an epic conversation we’re turning it into a 2-parter!  

Dale retires in September after decades of sportscasting, and comes on the show to chat about his career, life, and much more.  

We get so engaged in conversation that I barely have time to ask my planned questions! We could have talked all day, and the conversation only really ended because Dale’s iPad died.  

Dale speaks his mind fearlessly. He is not afraid to step on toes, and is brutally honest with his point of view and opinions about contentious matters, which I deeply respect.    

So sit back, grab a drink, and enjoy this epic two-part Dale Hansen interview!   

“The absolute best moments of my professional career started when I was 64.” – Dale Hansen

Time Stamps:  
00:00 – Introducing Dale Hansen and what we are talking about today. 
10:58 – How the epidemics affected Dale and the importance of knowing when to quit.
15:52 – Why Dale is quitting sportscasting.
18:50 – How he became a noticed sportscaster, and why he couldn’t have done it if he was younger.
23:39 – The high-school reunion that has been going on for over 50 years.
26:39 – How people react to Dale’s views on his sportscasting.
30:15 – How social media is causing conflict and splitting people apart.
35:47 – How social media is negatively affecting sports.
39:02 – The problems with how much we pay players, and why we need to bring costs down.
46:56 – The shunning Dale Hansen has got from some people at SMU because of the cheating story he released.
52:57 – The problem with releasing a story without proper evidence, and how news became for profit.
1:04:03 – The different types of media conservatives and liberals consume, and the bubbles this creates.
1:11:55 – How people’s words get twisted by different media platforms.
1:22:48 – The prevalence of situational ethics in today’s society.
1:26:00 – The failure of the war on drugs.  

Resources: 

WFAA Sports  
Texas Real Food

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