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Michael Kay Show Caller Falls Asleep On Air

“After Kay, Don LaGreca, and Peter Rosenberg let O snore for a little while, Kay and Rosenberg tried to yell to wake him up, but that did not work.”

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Some people can relate to having to wait on hold to get a chance to voice their opinion on the hot sports topic of the days. Sometimes, on a show like The Michael Kay Show on ESPN Radio 98.7 FM, the wait can be hours and sometimes after a long day, you might accidentally end up taking a nap. 

That was the case in the second hour of Wednesday’s show. O in New Jersey ended up calling the show and the whole listening audience and viewing audience on YES could hear his snoring. Here is the video courtesy of Funhouse (@Backaftathis on Twitter):

After Kay, Don LaGreca, and Peter Rosenberg let O snore for a little while, Kay and Rosenberg tried to yell to wake him up, but that did not work. They put him on hold for a little bit and tried to guess why he could be sleeping on the air. They took him off hold a couple of times and he still was snoring.

Just before the 5 o’clock hour, O finally woke up without the show mentioning that he was on the air still. He was given the chance to give his opinion that Antonio Brown has learned his lesson and should get another chance to play in the NFL. He apologized on the air and explained that he just finished work as a truck driver and he gets up early in the day.  

The Michael Kay Show deserves credit for showing a lot of patience with the call and still allowing the listener to give their take and also providing a little entertainment in the process. Yes, O got to give his take, but he will probably end up being a high seed in Drop Madness if the show decides to bring that back next March before the NCAA Tournament. 

Still, for a show that prides itself in having the listeners and callers as part of the family, that probably was not an easy decision to just hang up on the caller on a busy sports day in New York. Plus, O now has a memory that he was the famous snoring caller and he got to be on right before Mark Teixeira’s weekly spot. 

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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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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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