Roker knows which way sports wind blows

Updated: February 28, 2007, 12:29 PM ET
By George J. Tanber | Special to ESPN.com

Al Roker knows weather.

Sports? Well, let's just say he'd probably rather cover a hurricane than the Super Bowl. How about the Iditarod, a sports-weather event?

No chance.

"There aren't a lot of black people up there," he says. "And it's too cold."

Roker, 52, who has handled weather and feature reporting duties for the "Today" show since 1996 and operates Al Roker Productions, enjoys the occasional ballgame, especially minor league ball.

"There's something civil ...

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