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Sean Adams of 1300 The Zone Has Passed Away

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Sean Adams of AM 1300 The Zone passed away unexpectedly on Thursday. The morning show host suffered an apparent heart attack. He was 46 years old. He leaves behind his wife Karen and their two children, Damon and Alex.

According to the Austin American-Statesman, Williamson County EMS responded to a call in the Round Rock area on Thursday. Adams was then transported to St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center. The hospital did not release any details about Adams’ condition.

An Oakland, California native, Adams played college football for the University of California before transferring to Abilene Christian University. He held jobs outside of the media business after college before taking the plunge to pursue his dream job of talking sports.

In 2004, Adams began his sports media adventure when he joined Orangebloods.com as a columnist. He used his platform to spread positive messages, boost up others, and used his infectious energy to become a motivational speaker (to watch his TED Talk click here) and published author of two books.

Adams’ shift into sports talk radio started in 2007. During his time in the format he hosted for 104.9 The Horn, and was recently installed in mornings alongside Chip Brown on AM 1300 The Zone, a station he had called home since 2014. Brown wrote an incredibly moving piece about his longtime friend and partner. You can read it by clicking here.

In addition to his radio and written work and motivational speaking, Adams became a regular contributor on the Longhorn Network, ESPN.com and Inside Texas. He also made appearances on ESPN and radio stations across the country.

A proud fan of the Texas Longhorns, Adams may no longer be able to watch games from the comfort of a press box or via the sidelines, but Tom Herman and his team can be sure he’ll be watching from up above. BSM offers its condolences to the Adams family and the Austin sports media community.

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Joy Taylor Says Aaron Rodgers Is More Likeable After Pardon My Take Appearance

“It makes him astronomically more likeable,” Taylor said.

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On Monday, the Pardon My Take podcast dropped their latest episode which featured an interview with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Big Cat, one of the show’s co-hosts, is a Chicago Bears fan and has spent a lot of time not liking Rodgers publicly.

Colin Cowherd saw one of the many clips that the show shared and brought up how much he thought that Rodgers took ribbing from Big Cat and the podcast in stride. That’s when Joy Taylor offered that the interview could help Rodgers in the long run.

“It makes him astronomically more likeable,” Taylor said. “When you can show that you don’t take yourself that seriously, all of the animosity that people have towards you just kind of starts to wither away.”

She added that the disarming quality helps if people don’t perceive Rodgers as thinking he has all the answers.

“When people feel like they are projecting ‘I know more than you’ and ‘I’ve got it all figured out’ energy, people are like: ‘you got to be the smartest guy on the room all time time? You’re not.’

This is so likeable,” Taylor said. “It’s really funny.”

Cowherd agreed and even said he is probably going to go listen to it after the show.

“Aaron is genuinely laughing as they make fun of him and that is an incredibly endearing quality.”

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WNSR Debuts ‘Power Hour’ with Sami Kincaid

Nashville’s WNSR debuted Power Hour with host Sami Kincaid.

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Power Hour with Sami Kincaid

Nashville has a brand new voice to listen to on WNSR and her name is Sami Kincaid. On Saturday, the station debuted Power Hour with host Sami Kincaid.

The debut show featured Associated Press writer Teresa Walker, Vanderbilt women’s basketball guard Jordyn Cambridge and North Georgia assistant softball coach Alea White. The show is focused on women that are operating inside sports.

The show airs Saturdays from 9-10a CT.

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Toucher and Rich: Dennis Eckersley’s Retirement a “Huge Loss”

“When Eckersley got in there (the booth),” Shertenlieb started, “he was great. It made all of them better when Dennis Eckersley was around. It’s going to be a huge loss.”

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On Monday, Dennis Eckersley announced that he was going to retire from the Boston Red Sox television booth at the end of this season. The current NESN analyst is leaving after twenty years on the air with the team.

The news broke during Toucher and Rich on 98.5 the Sports Hub and it gave show co-host Rich Shertenlieb a chance to mention the news and praise the departing personality.

“When Eckersley got in there (the booth),” Shertenlieb started, “he was great. It made all of them better when Dennis Eckersley was around. It’s going to be a huge loss.”

The show spent the rest of the segment talking about what Eckersley offered that made him so unique. That’s when Matt McCarthy, fill-in for Fred Toucher, said that Eckersley was exactly what you wanted in an analyst.

“You want someone that’s going to give you an opinion,” McCarthy said. “Eck gave you an opinion. He’ll be missed.”

McCarthy also pointed out that this is the latest major shakeup that has happened to the television broadcast in recent years.

“There’s no doubt this is a blow,” McCarthy added. “This is a tremendous loss to that Red Sox broadcast to which has taken a lot of hits over the years with the loss of Jerry Remy, the decision to move on from Don Orsillo and now Dennis Eckersley retiring… they are going to have to find an entertainer in there. Matt McCarthy

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