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I told my buddy that I’ll be spending my afternoon watching football with my friend, Bram.
“Who’s Bram?” he asked.

“Oh, Bram Weinstein,” I said. “He works for ESPN. He’s a SportsCenter anchor. And other stuff, too. College football. Radio. He was the Redskins beat reporter for a while. Lots of stuff.”

“You’re watching the game with an ESPN SportsCenter anchor?” my friend asked, his voice filled with awe and reverence. “A guy who works on-air for ESPN?”

“Yeah,” I said. “I guess. But it’s just Bram.”

It’s remarkable how the celebrity luster fades once you actually get to know a person.