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Dan Le Batard: Unhinged Anger Of Don LaGreca Is Good Radio

“You do want this for a decade. You don’t want this for a year, but I will take a minute of poisonous, unhinged, unreasonable anger.”

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Don LaGreca absolutely blasted a caller on Monday afternoon when it was suggested that The Michael Kay Show co-host would be nothing without the show’s namesake. He listed off a number of accomplishments that have nothing to do with his partnership with Kay including his time at WFAN, his radio work for the Jets and Rangers, his kids, his hair, his loyalty to his friends and his driving prowess.

On Tuesday morning, the cast of The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz listened and marveled at the rant. Stugotz deemed it “classic Don.”

“I wanna have him as a friend and I am envious of his hairline,” Mike Ryan Ruiz joked.

Le Batard saw it a little differently. This may be classic Don LaGreca, but the listeners have never heard a list of grievances like the one listed Monday afternoon on ESPN 98.7 in New York.

“It is the first one though that I have heard relates to an indignance that covers his entire resume as a human being on things that are good about him that don’t have to do with Michael Kay,” he said. “And I’ve gotta be honest. It’s a pretty limited list no matter what your anger is.”

The rant inspired one of the show’s daily polls: “If ‘good driver’ is fourth on your list of positive things about yourself, is your list limited?”

Dan Le Batard has always been quick to call out the absurdity and sometimes toxicity of sports radio anger. He said that in a limited capacity though, it can be perfect entertainment and Don LaGreca delivered.

“You do want this for a decade. You don’t want this for a year, but I will take a minute of poisonous, unhinged, unreasonable anger.”

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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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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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