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SiriusXM Launches Fantasy Basketball Show

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SiriusXM and FanDuel, one of the leading providers of daily fantasy sports, will launch a new weekly fantasy basketball show on SiriusXM’s 24/7 NBA channel, SiriusXM NBA Radio.

FanDuel Fantasy Basketball on SiriusXM NBA Radio will debut today, November 4, and air every Wednesday from 3:00-4:00 pm ET throughout the season. SiriusXM NBA Radio is available to subscribers nationwide on satellite radios (Sirius channel 207, XM channel 86) and on smartphones via the SiriusXM app.

SiriusXM’s Jared Greenberg and FanDuel insider Madelyn Burke will host the show, which will focus on serving fantasy basketball players – those playing both daily and season-long formats – with the latest news, statistical information, advice on roster selections and more.

“SiriusXM NBA Radio is dedicated to providing fans the most extensive and in-depth NBA coverage available on radio, and as fantasy sports participation continues to grow across the board, we are excited to add a fantasy basketball-focused show to the channel’s lineup,” said Steve Cohen, SiriusXM’s SVP of Sports Programming. “Jared and Madelyn, along with FanDuel’s cast of expert analysts, will be a tremendous source of info and insight for our listeners, and will help them compete and win in whatever league they are playing in.”

SiriusXM NBA Radio features live game broadcasts and a daily schedule of NBA-focused news and talk from a distinguished roster of hosts. Personalities on the channel include former star players and coaches such as Vinny Del Negro, Mike Dunleavy, Sr., Rick Fox, Eddie Johnson, Stacey King, Rick Mahorn and Brian Scalabrine. NBA fans can call in to discuss the latest headlines and weigh in with their opinions on the issues of the day. The channel will also feature regular interviews with current players and coaches as well as NBA legends, on-location broadcasts from special events and more.

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Sports Gambling Podcast Network To Stage 24-Hour Fantasy Football Draft

“The event begins at 3 pm on Tuesday and is dubbed Draft Day 2.0.”

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If you’re serious about Fantasy Football, the Sports Gambling Podcast Network is bringing back a tradition you’ll want to pay attention to. 

For the second year in a row, Ryan Kramer will draft 24 different teams over the course of a 24 hour marathon that will be streamed across multiple video platforms. 

“Fortunately, the analytics research is done so I can focus now on news coming out of the camps to sharpen my views and deliver the well-reasoned selections that people need to get an edge in their drafting,” Kramer said in a press release. “It’s a bit of an audacious undertaking, but the growing phenomenon of Fantasy Football deserves this level of commitment and our SGPN audiences always respond.” 

The event begins at 3 pm on Tuesday and is dubbed “Draft Day 2.0”. All of the content will originate from the Sports Gambling Podcast Network’s studios in Los Angeles. 

The marathon will also be a fundraiser. The network is using GoFundMe to raise funds for a colleague named Darryl injured in a motorcycle accident earlier this year. A portion of proceeds generated from the sale of Sports Gambling Podcast Network branded apperal will also go to the effort. 

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Cumulus Announces 790 The Score in Rhode Island is Officially On The Air

In addition to shows like Bet MGM’s The Daily Tip and others like Bet QL Daily, listeners can catch Jim Rome and Amy Lawrence.

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After reporting last week that Kevin McNamara would be the station’s only local host in the programming lineup, 790 The Score in Providence, Rhode Island is officially on the air.

The station, which was last on the air in the market in 2008, has been revived and will serve as the market’s first sports and sports betting station.

“The station features a lineup of expert personalities that deliver unique sports talk and sports betting insights that entertain, inform, and engage,” said Holly Paras, VP and market manager of Cumulus Providence. “We think Providence sports and sports betting fans will love 790 THE SCORE!”

In addition to shows like Bet MGM’s The Daily Tip and others like Bet QL Daily, listeners can catch some of the top national talent on the airwaves throughout the day and night. This includes hosts like Jim Rome and Amy Lawrence.

McNamara will host his show Kevin Mac Sports Hour daily from 5-7 p.m.

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Paul Finebaum Will Make $700K Advance Ahead of Nick Saban-Jimbo Fisher Book

Finebaum will make $700,000 plus royalties for the deep dive into the rivalry between the two SEC head coaches.

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Though there’s still some time before a finished products reaches bookshelves, but ESPN’s Paul Finebaum is reportedly set to get a nice six-figure advance by Penguin Press.

According to John Ourand of Sports Business Journal, Finebaum will make $700,000 plus royalties for the deep dive into the rivalry between the two SEC head coaches.

Back in the spring things came to a head between Alabama’s Nick Saban and Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher, as the two engaged in a verbal spat in separate press conferences over name, image and likeness.

Saban said Fisher and his staff utilized NIL and “bought every player” in the Aggies’ spring 2022 recruiting class.

Things got so heated and drew so many headlines that SEC commissioner Greg Sankey had to step in and try to get the former colleagues to cool it.

Finebaum is teaming up with Alabama beat reporter John Talty to write the book.

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