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Randy McMichael: RG3 Wants Back In The NFL Because He Didn’t Get A Complete Career

“A lot of it was the fall off of how quick it was. I mean, this dude came in as offensive rookie of the year, gets hurt in that Seattle game on that ragged-ass turf, and commences to put all this pressure on himself to come back.”

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Robert Griffin III still thinks about playing football. He told KWTX in Waco, Texas that he is “ready to go right now” if an NFL team called in need of a quarterback.

“You know what? Me too, damn it!” Randy McMichael said on 92.9 The Game in Atlanta upon hearing the news Wednesday morning.

While Griffin says he is still working out, he is focused on becoming a better broadcaster and storyteller for ESPN.

That doesn’t surprise McMichael at all. He understands why even with a new, demanding career, it is hard for RG3 to let go of his football dreams.

“A lot of it was the fall off of how quick it was. I mean, this dude came in as offensive rookie of the year, gets hurt in that Seattle game on that ragged-ass turf, and commences to put all this pressure on himself to come back.”

Randy McMichael was drafted in 2002 out of the University of Georgia. He played eleven NFL seasons as a tight end. He said the difference between him and RG3 is that he got to have a “complete” career and walk away when he wanted to.

Griffin won a Heisman Trophy and the aforementioned Offensive Rookie of the Year award, but injuries made it impossible for him to ever fully realize his potential in the NFL. Even as he was auditioning for ESPN and FOX last year, he made it clear that he would head back to the NFL if an opportunity became available.

McMichaels’s radio partner Andy Bunker reminded the audience just how good of a player Griffin was, noting that Baylor hung 75 points on Washington in Griffin’s final game as a Bear.

Griffin has been a big part of ESPN’s football coverage since joining the network, calling college games and making appearances on NFL studio shows. He also was part of ABC’s coverage of the NFL Draft. He is expected to have a similar role in the coming season.

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790 The Score Debuts In Providence

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 Reportedly Scores $700K Advance For Nick Saban 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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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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