“There Goes Swifty!” – Behind the Scenes of “NFL Films Drawn” starring Mad Money’s Jim Cramer

Behind the Scenes, Chris Weaver, NFL Films Drawn, Paul Camarata, Philadelphia Eagles

CLICK ON THE PHOTO BELOW TO SEE MAD MONEY’S JIM CRAMER AND ANDY REID IN THE LATEST “NFL FILMS DRAWN.”

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By Chris Weaver, Co-Producer

I’m something of a stock market watcher, and for my money, there’s no more entertaining and informative stock show than Jim Cramer’s “Mad Money” on CNBC.  Being a big fan of Cramer, I knew he was a season ticket holding Eagles fan, so I’d been pitching ideas for ways we could interview the Mad Man himself.  Finally the show-runner for our Top 10 series on NFL Network said, “Our people reached out to Cramer, and a date’s been set to interview him on his Mad Money set.  Can you direct?” Though I was obviously interested, I was also scheduled to be out-of-town at the time of the interview. But there was no way I’d miss this opportunity.  I moved my schedule around a bit, buttoned down my shirt, rolled up my sleeves, and we headed to the Mad Money set.

Cramer was extremely friendly and fired up to talk Eagles football with the same gusto that he does the markets. He explained how every year he plays in a Thanksgiving day Turkey Bowl game, during which he wears a #80 Eagles Cris Carter jersey.  Cramer still hadn’t forgiven Buddy Ryan for releasing Carter.  “You can’t get rid of Allstate!” Cramer told us, before also challenging the notion that the Cowboys are still America’s Team.  “The Steelers and Eagles both sell more jerseys!” he exclaimed.

Of the hundreds of interviews I’ve conducted in my career, this one was an all-time favorite. When people find out I’ve interviewed Cramer, their first question is always, “Is he really as crazy as he seems on TV?”  Well, see for yourself in our latest episode of NFL Films DRAWN.

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“NFL Films Drawn” is Produced by Chris Weaver and Paul Camarata ; Animation by Patrick Smith ; Sound Design by Mike Kennedy ; Project Management by Becky Lambert ; Online Editing by Jonas Landau

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