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ESPN's Jed Drake Discusses World Cup Logistics, Preparation, Plans For Brazil12 / 06 / 13
ESPN Senior VP & Exec Producer Jed Drake was in Brazil for Friday's '14 FIFA World Cup draw, overseeing the construction of the net's main set on Copacabana Beach and the build-out of its technical system at the Int'l Broadcast Center a few miles away. THE DAILY caught up with Drake earlie...
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