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Joe Cowart: Kirk Herbstreit Doesn’t Watch Enough NFL Football To Be Amazon Analyst

“I don’t want a guy that doesn’t excel in the NFL game to get that much money to tell me what I am looking for in an NFL game. I don’t!”

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With Troy Aikman off the board, Amazon is reportedly locked in on ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit for Thursday Night Football. Herbstreit is best known for his work on ESPN’s college football coverage, but he is undeniably the biggest name available and has called a few NFL games in the past.

Still, that isn’t enough for some critics, including Joe Cowart of 1010XL in Jacksonville. On Monday’s edition of XL Primetime, the station’s midday show, he expressed his disbelief at the idea of Herbie calling NFL games with regularity.

“A lot of people have laughed at the idea of Kirk Herbstreit even doing NFL football,” he said.

Joe Cowart said that he can’t see the NFL wanting someone who isn’t “an NFL guy” on one of its primetime broadcasts. When colleagues told Cowart that all that matters is that Herbstreit is a football guy, he pushed back, suggesting that these are just rumors and may never become reality.

“This is probably an agent power play,” Cowart said. “There’s nothing wrong with that either. It drives me a little crazy when you sit there and think…I don’t want a guy that doesn’t excel in the NFL game to get that much money to tell me what I am looking for in an NFL game. I don’t!”

Cowart says that Kirk Herbstreit is undeniably popular. That is what makes him valuable to Amazon. He also said he isn’t sure that is enough for Herbstreit to “deserve” the gig. He compared it to someone taking Dick Vitale from ESPN to have him work on NBA games.

The biggest swing Joe Cowart took came when one of his co-hosts said that Herbstreit watches the NFL and knows what is going on in the league. Cowart said that he isn’t sure that is true. He assumes that Herbstreit spends Sundays and Mondays watching what he missed on Saturdays.

While all of his colleagues disagreed with Cowart and pointed out that ESPN has turned NFL games over to Kirk Herbstreit each of the last two seasons, Cowart remained steadfast. He said it is easy to prepare for a single game.

“I don’t think he watches the NFL game except for that week. He hones up and does it that week,” Cowart declared.

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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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