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Dan Patrick: ‘Charles Barkley Thinks He May Have To Leave TNT To Work For LIV Golf’

“Dan Patrick said on his Tuesday show that he had spoken with Charles Barkley who confirmed he would need a lot of money to sign on the dotted line.”

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LIV Golf could be a nice side gig for Charles Barkley. When he announced on The Next Round last week that he would meet with tour representatives about a broadcasting role, most of us assumed he meant in addition to his work for TNT on Inside the NBA. It sounds like it may not be that simple.

Dan Patrick said on his Tuesday show that he had spoken with Charles Barkley who confirmed he would need a lot of money to sign on the dotted line. Sir Charles knows that joining LIV could mean some serious sacrifice.

“Charles knows he may have to leave TNT. That would be bad for everybody.”

It isn’t just Inside the NBA. Dan Patrick says there is reason for Barkley, who he called “the most valuable voice in the sports media,” to be concerned about his deals with Subway, Capital One, and other companies.

“He may lose those endorsements,” Patrick said. “A lot of these players that joined the LIV Tour lost endorsements. Charles knows that he may lose those, so if you go after Charles Barkley, and you don’t have a TV deal and you have David Feherty, what are you gonna give Charles Barkley?”

According to Dan Patrick, it isn’t just the industry that should be paying attention to Charles Barkley’s decision. It is all sports fans.

Stealing Barkley away from TNT and the NBA would be planting a flag. LIV Golf wouldn’t be looking simply to grow the game of golf or find television distribution in the US, it would be making a statement that it can become a dominant force in the sports landscape.

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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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