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Colin Cowherd Doesn’t Like Baker Mayfield Talking About UFOs

“The most impressive part of this take was Cowherd’s ability to say it with a straight face.”

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People must have flocked to Cleveland recently because one week after Colin Cowherd said the city isn’t big enough for him to rile them up, the FOX Sports Radio host was back to criticizing Baker Mayfield.

Wednesday night, Mayfield tweeted that he and his wife “almost 100%” just saw a UFO. Let’s assume that means he’s 95% sure he saw a UFO, it’s reasonable for him to ask Twitter if others saw the phenomenon. But according to Cowherd, the tweet was just another example of Mayfield being a bad NFL quarterback. Remember, this take came days after Cowherd defended his opinions on Mayfield and Cleveland, assuring the city that he never tries to troll them, using their market size as proof. 

“To that, I would say I prefer of all the qualities of franchise quarterbacks, I want to know your arm, are you good pre-snap?” Cowherd asked. “Are you mobile? The ability to see UFOs in the offseason is nowhere near my top 10 qualifications. Joe Montana, Troy Aikman, Terry Bradshaw, Tom Brady have never seen aliens. I would prefer my guys don’t talk about it, but in fairness, Aaron Rodgers also admits he’s seen a UFO and he did win a Super Bowl.”

I would argue Tom Brady has never admitted to seeing aliens because it’s more likely that he is one. But credit Cowherd for “in fairness” acknowledging Aaron Rodgers also once saw a UFO. Not only does Rodgers have a Super Bowl ring and a UFO sighting, but he’s since made researching UFOs a hobby. 

The most impressive part of this take was Cowherd’s ability to say it with a straight face. There’s no way he believes admitting to a UFO sighting is actually a detriment to Mayfield’s quarterback skill. Cowherd might not be a fan of Mayfield, but he knows the quarterback is a polarizing topic that generates interest, and that’s the driving force behind his constant criticism.

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Colin Cowherd Says He Was Offered a Political Talk Show

“I’m too happy to do politics. I don’t manufacture outrage. I’m outraged maybe once a year.”

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Could you picture Colin Cowherd with a political talk show on one of these cable news networks? Cowherd says he’s been approached in the past with opportunities outside of sports talk.

On Tuesday’s edition of The Herd on FOX Sports Radio, Cowherd explained why he thought he just wasn’t the best fit.

“Years and years ago – this has happened twice in my career – where somebody in the political media has said, ‘Would you come to our network and do politics?'” Cowherd said. “And I always say the same thing: I’m too happy to do politics. I don’t manufacture outrage. I’m outraged maybe once a year.”

Colin pointed to the January jobs report, in which the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated the U.S. unemployment rate hit 3.4 percent, the lowest in 53 years. He was making a broader point about LeBron James and mentioned some of the great things he’s accomplished for the community in his career. James is going to pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the NBA’s all-time scoring lead this week.

“You used to be able to just celebrate kindness and celebrate cool and celebrate good weather and celebrate a good jobs report. Everybody’s bitter,” Cowherd said. “Everybody’s angry. Nobody likes anybody. They hate Trudeau in Canada, they don’t like Biden here. We don’t like anybody. We don’t like our commissioners.”

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Albert Breer: I Cannot Picture Tom Brady in a Press Box

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Tom Brady is going to take a gap year before eventually making his debut in the broadcast booth at FOX.

Brady, who last week announced he was retiring, is the heir apparent to the number one play-by-play analyst’s seat next to Kevin Burkhardt.

MMQB senior NFL reporter and lead content strategist Albert Breer told Dan Patrick on Tuesday that he just doesn’t envision Brady getting behind the microphone.

“I hate to say it’s beneath him, but doesn’t it sort of feel like, can you guys see him standing in the buffet line with the rest of us at halftime?” Breer said. “It was never hard for me to wrap my head around the idea of Tony Romo doing that. It’s not even hard to wrap your head around the idea of Troy (Aikman) doing that. It’s kind of hard to wrap your head around the idea of Tom Brady standing in that line waiting for a hot dog.”

Breer thought Brady becoming an NFL owner in the future was more Brady’s avenue. He said he thought ownership would help Brady keep that competitive flame burning. He mentioned that Brady coming back for the 2022 season was an example of the seven-time Super Bowl champion just wanting to scratch that competitive itch. Brady in a broadcast booth probably doesn’t do it for him.

“I don’t think it was ever searching for a fairytale ending or getting back at people in New England,” Breer said. “I think for him it was like an addiction almost to competition. And I do think like going and being part of an ownership group and getting into team building might satisfy that to a degree. Would television satisfy that?”

Patrick said he thought Brady having to be openly critical of players or situations throughout the course of a broadcast wasn’t something he’d be up for.

“Tom spent his entire life not criticizing or saying anything. And now you’re gonna say, ‘Tom be yourself. Go out there and critique. Be honest,'” Patrick said. “I just don’t see him wanting to do that.”

“Is he compromised?” Breer asked. “Like where he can criticize this person but he can’t criticize that person. That can be really, really tricky.”

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Matt Moscona Named PD of 104.5 ESPN Baton Rouge

“Watching 104.5 ESPN grow from its inception to one of the most respected brands in sports talk in the country has been extraordinary.”

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104.5 ESPN Baton Rouge host Matt Moscona has been named Program Director of the Guaranty Media station.

Moscona hosts After Further Review, which is simulcast on 104.5 ESPN Baton Rouge as well as as 100.3 ESPN New Orleans. He also hosts the Rosters to Riches podcast, which discusses the largest stories in the Name, Image, and Likeness space.

“Watching 104.5 ESPN grow from its inception to one of the most respected brands in sports talk in the country has been extraordinary,” Moscona said. “I’m honored to have been chosen to help continue our growth in this new role.”

Moscona joined Guaranty Media in 2010 after a stint at iHeartMedia in Baton Rouge. He will continue to host After Further Review after the promotion.

“Matt Moscona is the perfect person to help grow ESPN Baton Rouge as we continue to increase the amount of content we produce and the number of platforms we are distributing that content to daily,” Guaranty Media GM Gordy Rush said.

“Matt’s dedication to the growth of the brand from day one and how that impacts the listeners and the businesses we serve makes him the perfect person to bring 1045 ESPN to the next level,” added Guaranty Media COO TJ Solis.

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