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Colin Cowherd Says AFC Championship Should Be Postponed

“A matchup between Chad Henne and Josh Allen is far less appealing than a game featuring Mahomes.”

Brandon Contes

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With Patrick Mahomes’ status for Sunday still in question, FOX Sports Radio host Colin Cowherd came up with an idea to help assure the NFL’s most important games will feature its most important players.

Every football fan wants to see star quarterbacks play. Elite quarterbacks make the best headlines and usually, the best chance for competitive games with late drama. Similarly, every football fan outside of Buffalo hopes Mahomes is healthy enough to play in the AFC Championship Game. But if he’s not, Cowherd says the NFL should just postpone the game.

“We want Mahomes against Josh Allen, right?” Cowherd said during his radio show. “That’s reasonable. And I’m sitting here this morning thinking if I’m the NFL, Patrick Mahomes is going through protocol. I find the day Patrick Mahomes can play — that’s when we play. Why not?”

A matchup between Chad Henne and Josh Allen is far less appealing than a game featuring Mahomes. Just like a matchup between backup quarterbacks Jordan Love and Blaine Gabbert would be a major disappointment for fans expecting to see Aaron Rodgers vs Tom Brady. It’s one of the reasons why strict rules protecting quarterbacks are important. But postponing games to ensure the quarterback is healthy? That’s next level thinking from Cowherd.

It’s not totally crazy, similar examples of Cowherd’s point happen in other entertainment industries. If the lead singer of a band is sick, their concert tour is put on hold or rescheduled. If the quarterback is the lead singer and the rest of the team is the band, then why not postpone the event when the front man is unavailable?

While it might not be without merit because you can analogize similar examples, Cowherd’s overall idea is unrealistic. What happens if the quarterback isn’t the team’s best player? What about quarterbacks who were injured earlier in the season? As a general rule, the better the quarterback, the better the game. The NFL will always do what they can to put their best product on the field, but postponing a game so Patrick Mahomes can heal is a stretch.

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Marc Bertrand Signs Contract Extension at 98.5 The Sports Hub

“I take great pride in having been a part of the station since its inception.”

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Zolak & Bertrand co-host Marc Bertrand will remain on Boston’s 98.5 The Sports Hub for the next several years.

According to All Access, Bertrand and parent company Beasley Media Group reached an agreement on a contract extension.

Bertrand said being a Sports Hub lifer is something he’s very fond of.

“I take great pride in having been a part of the station since its inception,” Bertrand said. “I’m fortunate to have great teammates on Zolak & Bertrand and as a group, we are incredibly thankful for our loyal listeners. It is their support and engagement that makes this job fun every single day.”

Bertrand and partner Scott Zolak have been on the air together since 2015.

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Gabe Kuhn To Take Over Afternoon Drive On 92.9 ESPN

“Kuhn, who had hosted at competitor Sports 56 the last two years, will host The Gabe Kuhn Show from 4-7 p.m. central starting Monday.”

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Former University of Memphis offensive lineman Gabe Kuhn will soon be making his debut on 92.9 FM ESPN in Memphis.

Kuhn, who had hosted at competitor Sports 56 the last two years, will host The Gabe Kuhn Show from 4-7 p.m. central starting Monday.

Gabe Kuhn is a 2017 Memphis graduate with a degree in journalism. He played under Justin Fuente, Barry Odom and Ryan Silverfield.

“Love this city, can’t wait to talk to y’all everyday,” the newest addition to 92.9 ESPN tweeted. “Let’s get this thing going!”

92.9 ESPN is an Audacy station.

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Jeff Thurn To Exit ESPN Sioux Falls To Join ESPN Radio

“I get to stay here and do it from here. Who gets to radio from Sioux Falls on a national level?”

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ESPN Sioux Falls host Jeff Thurn will depart the station for a new national position with ESPN Radio.

The host of Overtime from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM on ESPN Sioux Falls, Thurn has been with the station for more than a decade.

Thurn thanked executives at Results Radio — owner of ESPN Sioux Falls — as well as listeners and guests for being so supportive during his tenure with the show and station during a thread posted to Twitter.

Thurn joined ESPN Radio as a fill-in host in February of last year.

“I’m so pumped to get to go out there and do something on a national level,” Thurn told Dakota News Now last year. “I get to stay here and do it from here. Who gets to radio from Sioux Falls on a national level? I think it’s really cool just growing up here, having that opportunity, to now do that on ESPN Radio throughout 2022…that’s pretty cool for me personally.”

His final show on ESPN Sioux Falls will be on Friday, February 3rd.

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