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Dale Arnold: One Full-Time Job is Better Than Two

Retirement has long been on Arnold’s mind as he contemplated retiring from WEEI more than a year ago due to the coronavirus pandemic, which forced him to co-host the “Dale and Keefe” show from home.

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On March 12th, Dale Arnold signed off of radio for the last time, saying he was ready for the next phase. At 65-years-old and working 30 years at Boston’s WEEI, Arnold was ready to scale back his workload, spend more time with family and enjoy his downtime. 

In 1991, Arnold joined WEEI, working on various shows as a host. He would add color commentary duty on the Red Sox Radio Network and become the voice for Boston Bruins home games from 1995-2007.

“I’ve been blessed over the course of my long career to speak with a lot of great people, but there are two instances that come to mind,” Dale Arnold told Central Maine. “I was able to introduce Larry Bird and Ray Bourque to each other live on the air. I said, ‘Larry, this is Ray, Ray, this is Larry’ and (then) just listened to them talk.”

The former WEEI host said transitioning to his post-radio life is not something he expects to have trouble with. 

“I decided that one full-time job was better than two,” Arnold said referring to his role on NESN’s Boston Bruins broadcasts. “After my wife retired last year, it got me thinking about ratcheting back a bit to spend more time with her and my family.”

Retirement has long been on Arnold’s mind as he contemplated retiring from WEEI more than a year ago due to the coronavirus pandemic, which forced him to co-host the “Dale and Keefe” show from home. 

As Arnold looks to enjoy his retirement years, the veteran Boston radio host wants them to take place in his home state of Maine. However, he leaves the door open to doing Bruins games in the future.

“We’re coming back for sure. Hopefully, it’s sometime in the fall,” he said. “I’ll probably come back down to Massachusetts for a few days at time to do the Bruins games, but my wife and I want to come back to Maine very soon.”

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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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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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