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SBD/July 12, 2013/People and Pop Culture
Weekend Plans With Fox' Ed Delaney: Family Time in L.A. Before Flying To MLB ASG
Published July 12, 2013
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CALM BEFORE THE STORM: I’ll have some time at home on Saturday and Sunday before heading out to the All-Star Game in N.Y. The typical weekend for me is all about the six kids. We’re always doing something -- boating, water sports, swimming, anything outdoors is kind of our thing. … With the kids, there are always parties and things to go to. My wife tells me where to go and points me in that direction, and I just say yes.
WEEKEND WARRIOR: I think I’m actually pretty boring -- I might catch up on “GAME OF THRONES” or something like that. I’m into music, so I always have something playing around the house. My wife bought me a lawn mower, but that lasted for about a month and I said enough with that. You would think an operations guy would be really handy, but I’m not. She’s better with a hammer and nails than I am. I also do a lot of catching up with my reading on the weekends. I might be reading three days worth on the weekend. I’m a junkie for the industry. … Pretty much anything in the industry. On the technology side, too. I wish I spent more time reading novels, but I find myself reading a lot of trades. The last book I read was "KILLING KENNEDY" -- it was very good -- I was surprised.
DINING OUT: I haven’t found a place out here in L.A. to eat yet just because we’ve been so busy getting ready for the launch of Fox Sports 1 in August. But in N.Y., we like to go to a lot of nice restaurants in town -- Harvest on Hudson is one. There are a lot of good restaurants right around the river.
BEACH BUMS: We like being out of the house on weekends, a lot of times near a beach. For July 4th, we were down at my parents’ house down on the Jersey Shore near Atlantic City. It’s a big, old house that’s on the bay. It’s a meeting place for all the kids, cousins and everyone. It’s wonderful. That’s why we think we’re going to love California. I think the kids are going to love it here. We’re moving to Manhattan Beach, which is perfect because we’re big beach people.
GYM RAT: Since I got out here I haven’t been very good about working out, but when I get back in a routine, I’m sure I’ll get back in there. Before I was working out about four days of the week, especially on the weekend. I’ll spend at least an hour in there each day on the weekend.
PHILLY FOR LIFE: I’m a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan -- one of my proudest achievements is raising my kids as Eagles fans in N.Y. So I rarely miss a game on Sundays. I’ve had NFL Sunday Ticket since it came out. It’s funny. What they found out was that people weren’t buying Sunday Ticket for the tonnage of games -- they were buying it so they could watch one specific team -- and that was certainly the case with me.
FLIGHT PLANS: I just went through literally every mobile unit contract that Fox has on a flight back from N.Y. To me it’s great to get five to six solid hours of good work done on a plane. But if I have time, I’ll read some newspapers -- the Wall Street Journal, N.Y. Times and N.Y. Post every day.