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Damon Amendolara: Criticism Of Maggie Gray ‘Sounds A Little Sexist’

“There was kind of a tinge there that when I heard him say it, it kinda sounds like we’re telling the women they don’t know sports.”

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Maggie Gray of CBS Sports Radio took some heat recently for incorrectly describing the role of various positions across the offensive line in football. While she publicly laughed off most of it, her colleague Damon Amendolara thought at least one comment was especially disrespectful.

Amendolara was asked about WDAE’s Ian Beckles saying that Gray “doesn’t know sports” on the new episode of The Sports Talkers Podcast. He told Stephen Strom that he was not happy about it.

“I know the work she puts in and I don’t think that’s fair to say,” Amendolara said. “I also thought it feels a little sexist because it’s ‘Hey, MAGGIE doesn’t know what she’s talking about.’ There was kind of a tinge there that when I heard him say it, it kinda sounds like we’re telling the women they don’t know sports.”

Damon Amendolara was careful to say that he does not know Beckles and he is not definitively saying the former guard for the Buccaneers and Eagles is a sexist. His problem is with the comment itself.

He added that he understands the frustration athletes have with any member of the media that criticizes what happens on the field, because it has to be exhausting hearing hot takes about yourself and your teammates.

“We’re not subtle enough,” he said. “Everything today is pull the pin on the grenade and throw it and blow it up. I’m not saying Maggie does that, but we as a media do that all the time.”

He added that the attitude some athletes have that if you didn’t play the game you are not qualified to talk about it is especially frustrating. Someone like Ian Beckles should know that. He, like so many other athletes, chose a career in the media when their playing days were over and should see how hard their colleagues work to be informed and understand what they are seeing on the field.

“I relate to athletes in that way because I hear athletes dismiss the media, then go into the media and go ‘well, this is a little bit harder than I thought.’ Randy Moss and all these guys that shunned the media for years and then got into it and said ‘Yeah, this is probably a little harder than I thought.’ It’s like ‘Oh, you think? We’re committed as well to our craft.’”

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Howie Rose Plans to Travel for Mets Postseason Games

“Oh, I’m all-in if they play in Timbuktu,” Rose said.

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Howie Rose has cut back on his travel schedule as the radio voice of the New York Mets in 2022, but he says that no place is off limits during the playoffs.

“Oh, I’m all-in if they play in Timbuktu,” Rose told Newsday. “A lot of this was designed to make sure that I had enough reserve to be able to handle anything that comes up in terms of road trips.”

Rose, 68, readies for what is likely to be a Wild Card series start to the playoffs and because of their Wild Card status, a win there could mean a trip to Los Angeles for the National League Divisional Series.

“It’s not exactly like managing Edwin Diaz’s innings, but I think that doing the number of games that I have and more to the point, being able to take the breaks that I have, has enabled me to approach the postseason with a clear mind and the full-speed-ahead attitude that you need to have.”

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Jake Chapman Named Orlando Magic Radio Play-By-Play Voice

Chapman will make his debut as the team’s radio voice during its preseason opener tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Jake Chapman has been introduced as the new radio play-by-play voice of the NBA’s Orlando Magic.

Chapman is beginning his 10th overall season with the franchise. He has previously served as the pre-game and post-game host for the team, as well as the radio producer. He joined the club as in intern in 2006 before becoming a producer in 2009. He then joined the Detroit Pistons Radio Network in 2014 to become its pre-game and post-game host as well as executive producer. He later joined 92.3 The Fan and the Cleveland Browns Radio Network as a producer. He returned to the Magic in 2019.

Chapman will make his debut as the team’s radio voice during its preseason opener tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Brandon Kravitz will serve as co-host for pregame, halftime and postgame. The network pregame show, Magic Tonight, will hit the air 30 minutes prior to tip-off. Magic Tonight is scheduled to premiere on October 11.

96.9 The Game is the radio flagship of the Magic Radio Network.

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Angelo Cataldi Thinks Cris Collinsworth Is A ‘Bozo’

“He goes ‘I think Cris is usually smart in and his analysis is good but…” Hughes said before Cataldi interrupted by shouting “No he’s not! No he’s not!”, he reiterated. “He’s not smart!”

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Some analysis made by Sunday Night Football commentator Cris Collinsworth caught the attention of 94 WIP morning host Angelo Cataldi that sent him over the edge Monday morning.

“Joe Banner ripped Cris Collinsworth last night over something he said about Andy Reid in the game last night,” Rhea Hughes said as she detailed Banner’s criticism. “He goes ‘I worked for Andy Reid for 14 years. Cris Collinsworth just said if there’s anything Andy Reid loves to do it’s pound the football.”

“Oh that’s a total lie! Cris Collinsworth is a bozo!”, Cataldi shouted.

Reid faced heavy criticism at the end of his tenure as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles for his reluctance to run the football. The team routinely finished in the bottom half of the league in rushing yards per game during Reid’s 14 seasons at the helm of the franchise.

“He goes ‘I think Cris is usually smart in and his analysis is good but…” Hughes said before Cataldi interrupted by shouting “No he’s not! No he’s not!”, he reiterated. “He’s not smart!”

“NBC needs to learn he does no work anymore,” Hughes added of Collinsworth.

“Nothing! Stop it! Stop it all of you! Stop it now!”, Cataldi concluded.

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