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Fans Flock To New Mike Francesa Twitter Video

“That amount of interest for a Twitter video, shows Francesa is still a natural lightning rod for attention.”

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If anyone doubted whether Mike Francesa can still generate interest, the former WFAN host helped answer the question Thursday evening with a short video on Twitter.

Francesa has been mostly off the grid since he stepped away from his hour-long evening show on WFAN a few months ago. There has been no media tour this time around for Francesa, just quietly making a couple of guest appearances with Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo and Adam Schein. But on Thursday, Francesa proved his fans and longtime listeners are still interested in the content he creates. 

Francesa posted a quick unedited two-minute video offering his picks for this weekend’s Breeders Cup. Not exactly a hot button issue amid the NFL season and the presidential election, two topics with a stronger ability to dominate the national conversation. Yet Francesa’s two-minute video on horse racing easily amassed 300,000 views in less than an hour. 

That amount of interest for a Twitter video, shows Francesa is still a natural lightning rod for attention. Now more than three months removed from departing WFAN, supposedly for good, Francesa hasn’t announced a plan for any future content creation. The first time he left WFAN, the iconic sports radio host created an app to house his video and audio content. 

Despite putting some exclusive audio and video on the app, it was hard for consumers to see value in paying $8.99 per month for the platform when he was available for three and a half hours a day on WFAN at no charge. For someone like Francesa, who needs to be heard and has a studio in his home, it’s surprising he hasn’t offered any content during the football season or ahead of the presidential election. But the reason behind his staying mostly quiet certainly isn’t for a lack of interest from his longtime fans. 

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670 The Score Hosts Congratulate Mike Mulligan on Award From Loyola Chicago

“They’re giving me an award for correctly picking the Super Bowl on September 8th,” Mulligan joked.

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670 The Score morning host Mike Mulligan is being awarded the Father Finnegan Memorial Award from Loyola University Chicago this weekend, and some of his colleagues congratulated him on the air Friday morning.

The award is given “in recognition of outstanding humanitarianism and service to youth through athletics”. Mulligan — a 1984 graduate of Loyola University Chicago — will receive the award Saturday during the Loyola Athletics Hall of Fame ceremony during a game against George Mason.

“Tremendous award,” co-host David Haugh said. “Proud moment for the show. Proud moment for you family.”

“They’re giving me an award for correctly picking the Super Bowl on September 8th,” Mulligan joked.

“That is fantastic,” Laurence Holmes said, while his co-host, Dan Bernstein, continued to say “wow”. “Congratulations. You shouldn’t be embarrassed. You should be proud.”

“I’m being celebrated for being old,” Mully joked.

“That’s not what that award says,” countered Holmes. “It says something completely different.”

The Mully & Haugh host eventually admitted he was appreciative of the award bestowed upon him by his alma mater.

“It’s a good thing. I’m very moved by it. Sister Jean will be there,” Mully said. “She has a book coming out with — I think — Seth Davis.”

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Colin Cowherd: Tony Romo Regressing Because He Loves Golf

“I’ve always felt like Tony Romo is one of those guys — and we all have somebody in our social circle like this — he got the golf bug. He’s had it for 15 years.

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The performance of CBS Sports NFL analyst Tony Romo has been a hot-button topic in sports media circles, especially after a widely-regarded lackluster performance during the AFC Championship Game. Colin Cowherd believes he knows why Romo has regressed.

During an episode of The Colin Cowherd Podcast, the sports radio host claimed golf is the reason behind Romo’s regression.

“Romo wants to be on the Tour. He literally wants to be on the Tour,” Cowherd said. “And what’s the first thing Aaron Rodgers does in the off-season? He goes and golfs, he loves it. Both, by the way, great golfers, especially Romo. But I’ve always felt like Tony Romo is one of those guys — and we all have somebody in our social circle like this — he got the golf bug. He’s had it for 15 years.

“Tony wants to be on the PGA Tour — but he likes the paycheck from CBS.”

Cowherd also added he hasn’t hired potential employees in the past if they told him they loved golf during the interview process, saying he has a theory that as men age they “get addicted to golf”.

“They’re on PGATour.com, they’re putting in the backyard, they’re thinking about it at work, they’re scheduling a trip to Scotland and they lose sight of their other job,” Cowherd said.

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ESPN Radio Adds Lakers Games As LeBron James Nears Scoring Record

“As of Friday, February 3, LeBron James is 63 points away from Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 career points.”

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The NBA’s all-time scoring record has stood for a long time. Kareem Abdul-Jabar, the current record holder, retired in 1989. LeBron James is on the verge of overtaking him though, and ESPN Radio wants to make sure it is part of history when it happens.

ESPN Radio has added two upcoming Lakers games to its schedule. The network will carry the national feeds of games on February 7 and 9. The first game is against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The second is against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Both games will be played in Los Angeles with a 9:30 PM Eastern tip. Marc Kestecher and Vince Carter will be on the call for both games.

As of Friday, February 3, LeBron James is 63 points away from Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 career points.

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