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Reese Waters Declares JJ Redick ‘Anti-Racist Of The Week’

“Waters praised Redick for speaking up on First Take this week.”

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ESPN analyst JJ Redick became the talk of sports media after his exchange with Chris “Mad Dog” Russo on First Take this week.

Redick checked Russo for comments the sports radio legend made about Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green.

On The Team 980 in D.C., host Reese Waters continued his weekly “Racist of the Week” segment, touching on those who culturally appropriate Mexicans on Cinco de Mayo. But he brought Redick up immediately after and awarded the former Duke standout his “Anti-Racist of the Week.”

“Nobody makes progress on their own, we are not the majority,” Waters said. “So allyship is very, very important. And for JJ Redick to be able to see that and to call that out, I find to be admirable. And amazingly surprising considering how I felt about JJ Redick, I don’t know, 10 years ago.”

During his time in college, Redick was one of the most hated players in the country. He was routinely listed amongst the least favorite or most annoying by anyone that wasn’t a Duke fan. Waters began the segment by identifying himself as a Maryland Terapins fan, a team that had an intense rivalry with Duke during Redick’s time on campus.

On Wednesday, Russo made the point that players like Draymond act and carry themselves differently than greats of the game that played in the 1960s and 1970s. He said that he wished Green would “just shup up and play.” Waters said the eras can’t even begin to be compared.

“Let’s be realistic in the fact that that bygone era was a completely different culture, and we have evolved to a place of at least attempting to see these athletes as human beings and giving them agency over not only their careers, but their bodies and their selves and their lives,” he said.

Waters praised Redick for speaking up on First Take this week. The Team 980 midday host said it goes deeper than having the opinion that athletes aren’t allowed to express opinions on anything other than the game they play.

“I have to sit back all the time and listen to people try and make the argument that life was so much better back in the day,” he said. “It is the attempt to try and talk around the fact that we, in many cases, strike back against the athlete that is fully grown into his agency. And we see that in Draymond Green.”

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Ryan Edwards Moves to The Sports Zoo on KOA

“Edwards has been on the radio in Denver since 2009. He spent eight years with 104.3 The Fan. He also did a short stint at Mile High Sports Radio.”

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Ryan Edwards is staying with KOA, but his hours are about to change. The Denver sports radio staple is moving off of Broncos Country Tonight to join Alfred Williams and Dave Logan on The Sports Zoo in afternoon drive.

“I am thrilled to join radio and football legends Dave Logan and Alfred Williams on The KOA Sports Zoo,” Edwards said in a press release. “I look forward to bringing a fans’ perspective to the Denver Broncos and all things Denver sports.”

Edwards has been on the radio in Denver since 2009. He spent eight years with 104.3 The Fan. He also did a short stint at Mile High Sports Radio.

He joined iHeart Denver in 2017. He was on Orange & Blue 760 before the company replaced the station with a conservative talk format. He moved to KOA in 2019, where he has worked on Broncos Country Tonight with Benjamin Albright.

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Jason Fitz: Keyshawn Johnson Cannot Be Serious With Trevor Lawrence Take

“There is no way Trevor Lawrence is the eighth-best quarterback out of eight left in the playoffs after doing what he did after the first quarter of that last game.”

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When he was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2021, Trevor Lawrence was heralded as a once-in-a-lifetime type of prospect. While his career had a bit of a rocky start, he has shown a lot in year two, including leading one of the largest come-from-behind victories in playoff history Saturday night against the Chargers. Jason Fitz cannot believe that isn’t enough to impress Keyshawn Johnson.

The ESPN Radio morning man ranked the eight remaining starting quarterbacks in the NFL playoffs and put Lawrence dead last.

“Trevor Lawrence at eight? I know Keyshawn Johnson is out there in California, but I want to party with Key because obviously, he was doing a little partying before this show, Harry,” Jason Fitz told his partner on Tuesday’s edition of Fitz & Harry. “There is no way Trevor Lawrence is the eighth-best quarterback out of eight left in the playoffs after doing what he did after the first quarter of that last game.”

Fitz noted that during the season people started calling Lawrence “Trevor Tangerines” for the daringness he continued to show even after things looked bad for him and the Jaguars. He said that on Saturday night, he should have been called “Trevor Watermelons”.

Jason Fitz acknowledged that it would be hard to rank anyone ahead of Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, Joe Burrow, and Jalen Hurts, which made up Keyshawn Johnson’s top four. But Fitz doesn’t think this is a matter of Lawrence being disrespected for being number eight, behind Brock Purdy, who began the season as the 49ers’ third-string quarterback, instead of number seven.

“Considering the whole body of work and the way that Trevor Lawrence has played since week nine, you wouldn’t have to press hard to put Daniel Jones below Trevor Lawrence.”

He added that Keyshawn Johnson is also being influenced by the uniform Trevor Lawrence wears.

“I think there’s a little element that speaks to the fact that we have a perception on certain organizations. I’m just saying — four interceptions or not — this is the analogy I keep making this week: If Trevor Lawrence had the bounceback game with the star in his helmet as the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, today the conversation would be like ‘Well, you can’t hold him down the whole game’.”

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Boomer Esiason: ManningCast Proves Peyton Manning Can Never Be a Coach

“He’s got no patience whatsoever.” 

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Don’t expect to see Peyton Manning on an NFL sideline. He may be one of the best quarterbacks the league has ever seen, but Manning isn’t cut out to be a coach according to Boomer Esiason.

On Tuesday morning, Esiason and the rest of the Boomer & Gio cast listened to highlights of the previous night’s ManningCast. They enjoyed the audio of Peyton Manning losing his temper after Cowboys kicker Brent Maher missed his third extra-point attempt of the night.

The clip, which has since gone viral, includes Manning asking if a kicker can be cut at halftime of a playoff game.

“This is why Peyton can’t coach,” Esiason said in response to the audio. “He’s got no patience whatsoever.” 

The chemistry and authenticity of Peyton and Eli is often cited as the appeal of the ManningCast. Esiason noted that was what is on display in moments the brothers cannot control.

Boomer Esiason was a guest on the week eight ManningCast, which featured his former team, — the Cincinnati Bengals — playing Cleveland Browns. Esiason said at the time that while it was a distracting way to try and follow a game, being a part of the show is a lot of fun. He echoed that praise Tuesday morning.

“Those things are really unbelievably done. I mean, they are funny.”

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