The long rumored ESPN Daily podcast is officially a reality. The network issued a press release on Thursday confirming that it will launch a daily podcast on October 21 hosted by Mina Kimes and featuring several writers and commentators from television and ESPN.com.
Each episode will feature a deep dive into a single story. New episodes debut every weekday.
“After working across various platforms at ESPN over the last few years, I’m thrilled to be part of a show that brings together talent from around the network to make something smart and fun,” Kimes said in the press release. “My colleagues put out so many interesting stories, and we’re looking forward to surprising and delighting listeners with them every day.”
Hosting the new podcast is one of the duties outlined in a new multi-year deal between Kimes and ESPN. She will also contribute to ESPN Cover Story. It is sort of the next evolution of ESPN: The Magazine and will use a multimedia approach to storytelling. Kimes will continue to make appearances on ESPN television and radio as well.
SiriusXM Inks Extension For ‘Let’s Go!’ With Tom Brady
“I know we just went through an hour of telling everybody you’re not coming back, but we’re gonna be right here on Let’s Go! for the next two years on SiriusXM.”
While Tom Brady won’t be sitting in the top FOX Sports analyst’s chair until 2024, he’ll continue his Let’s Go! show for SiriusXM.
Nearing the conclusion of his appearance on the latest episode, host Jim Gray revealed the show and SiriusXM have agreed to an extension to keep the seven-time Super Bowl winner with the platform.
“Hey Tommy, we have one last announcement as we wrap up the program,” said Gray. “You’re coming back. I know we just went through an hour of telling everybody you’re not coming back, but we’re gonna be right here on Let’s Go! for the next two years on SiriusXM. We look forward to convening and our co-host Larry Fitzgerald will stay with us as well.”
Brady, in conjunction with Gray and Fitzgerald, launched Let’s Go! in August of 2021.
“Thank you guys, we appreciate the support,” Brady said of SiriusXM President Scott Greenstein and Senior Vice President of Sports Programming Steve Cohen. “We appreciate our fans, and look forward to many more fun years ahead.”
Mike Francesa: 2 Week Break Before Super Bowl Leads to Media Interviewing Each Other
“It’s one game and you’re spending two weeks analyzing one game, and it’s just too much.”
Many in the sports media and general media world have converged in Phoenix this week for the Super Bowl, but Mike Francesa isn’t the biggest fan of the build-up to the game.
The Phoenix Convention Center is playing host to this year’s radio row, where many of the storylines leading into the big game are dissected six times over the course of a day.
On his BetRivers podcast, Francesa said he’s never been the biggest fan of Super Bowl week and even taking two weeks between the conference title games.
“I’ve never liked these two weeks up to the Super Bowl,” Francesa said on The Mike Francesa Podcast. “I’ve never liked this week with all the hype and nonsense.”
Francesa added that at this point, all the storylines for both teams competing have been played out.
“People don’t know what to say anymore. It’s like they’re interviewing each other,” he said. “Nobody has anything to say or knows what to say.”
Still, Francesa finished his point by saying there’s an overflow of coverage leading up to the Super Bowl.
“It’s one game and you’re spending two weeks analyzing one game, and it’s just too much,” he said. “But there’s no way around it. That’s the way it works.”
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More Media Credentials Issued For Super Bowl LVII Than Ever Before
More than 6,000 media members from over 24 countries have received credentials to cover Super Bowl LVII on Sunday.
Almost three years removed from the COVID-19 pandemic completely shutting down the world, the Super Bowl host city is now bustling with media once again covering the NFL’s championship game.
According to Front Office Sports, more than 6,000 media members from over 24 countries have received credentials to cover Super Bowl LVII on Sunday. That figure is up 13% from last year. In 2021, during the peak of the pandemic, only 2,400 media members were allowed to cover the game in Tampa.
A number at or above 6,000 would mean a return of the number of media members covering the game back to pre-pandemic levels.
This year’s Super Bowl is airing on FOX.