Chris Brockman is a life-long sports fan and the product of a military family and ’80s cartoons. A fan of several teams throughout his youth primarily based on where he lived, he’s now die-hard for the Red Sox, Celtics and Syracuse athletics. He thinks Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are the greatest NFL quarterback/coach duo of all-time, and Jim Boeheim has never been wrong. Ever.
Ask him what his most valuable possession is, and he’d tell you his jump shot and sports card collection, which hasn’t had any new additions since 1995. He almost caught a foul ball at Fenway Park once but some guy in the row in front of him stuck his arm up just as the ball was going into his hands and knocked it into the aisle. He still holds the record for 3-pointers made in a single-game at his high school, Thornton Academy, a fact of which he’ll gladly remind you.
Before coming to the The Rich Eisen Show, Brockman was a sports reporter, photographer and editor for the Journal Tribune in Biddeford, Maine, where he was the 2009 Maine Press Association Sports Columnist of the Year. He next spent five years at NFL Network working on various programs there, including the Emmy-nominated NFL GameDay Morning, NFL Total Access and Game Changers, among others.
Brockman is also an enthusiast of cinema, popular culture, non-fiction and people watching. In fact, if people watching were an Olympic sport, he’d be Mark Spitz, minus the mustache, of course. He also Tweets a lot, so apologizes in advance for angry postings about bad officiating in the Orange men’s basketball game clogging your timeline and retweets from his mom.