With Fox airing the Super Bowl on Feb. 3, we checked in with the amiable James Brown, 50, the host and traffic cop for Fox's NFL Sunday.
SI: You went to Harvard, correct?
SI: That means you're the smartest guy on the set after Jimmy Kimmel?
Brown: If that were the case, Harvard would be asking for the sheepskin back.
SI: If James Brown is the hardest-working man in show business, what's James Brown of Fox Sports?
Brown: I've been called the hardest-working man in sports, but I'm not too pleased with the title the Godfather of Sports. I think of myself as hip and relevant, though my daughter [20-year-old Katrina] says on my next birthday she's giving me a gift certificate for a senior citizens' home.
SI: What's the better Terry Bradshaw movie: The Cannon ball Run or Smokey and the Bandit II?
Brown: Anybody who has difficulty sleeping should fire up one of those flicks.
SI: Did you know Howie Long was in the movie 3000 Miles to Graceland?