Still warm and humble after his storied success in the NFL, retired wide receiver Jerry Rice spoke to sports radio host Adam Schein in 2007 as part of the 92nd Street Y's "Culture and Ideas" series. Three years after this interview, Rice was named the greatest player in NFL history, but here the legendary 49er focuses more on his work ethic and on his intense preparation than on his natural gifts, referring to autobiographical information contained in his book Go Long!: My Journey Beyond the Game and the Fame. Early on, Schein states that "tonight's real topic is on the awesomeness of Jerry Rice", and listeners will indeed marvel at this venerable athlete and his accomplishments.
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