Michigan running back Donovan Edwards created a stir earlier this week after he retweeted a statement defending anti-Semitic comments made by Kanye West. 97.1 The Ticket morning show host Mike Stone, who is Jewish, said he has known Edwards since he was a freshman in high school, and believes he’s a good kid who made a mistake.
“What is really funny is how this has taken a Michigan/Michigan State game into something else,” Stone said. “Someone tweeted at Rich Eisen, Adam Schefter, Dana Jacobsen, every Jew who went to Michigan that’s in the media and asked ‘Why aren’t you tweeting about this?’. Dana Jacobsen was like ‘I didn’t even know about it’.”
“You text me yesterday, and I’m not Jewish, but I didn’t even know about it. You said ‘Can you believe this?’ and I’m like ‘What happened?’,” co-host Jon Jansen said.
“You have the Michigan State people saying the ‘blue wall’ is keeping it down,” Stone stated. “Really? I saw it on ESPN. Obviously, WWJ had it, our website had it. It was all over the local news. WWJ Radio.
“Then you have the other side telling me I’m an idiot for even saying that it was disgraceful and it was just a kid making a mistake, which it was,” Stone continued. “I wish I could find the one who said basically what do you expect from the failure 97.1 The Sparty. What? I said ‘Wait, a second. Let me get this right. The morning show had somebody that played at the University of Michigan and does their color and their podcasts, and the co-host — me — is a Michigan season ticket holder. The midday show has the play-by-play voice of Michigan football, and a Michigan State alum, and the afternoon show is Michigan State. It comes down to perfectly balanced.”
Edwards has apologized for the retweet, saying it was a mistake. A Michigan member of the Board of Regents has said he spoke to Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh and Michigan running backs coach Mike Hart, and the pair have assured him Edwards will visit the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. after the season to understand where hate speech can lead.
Doug Gottlieb: Nobody Cares About World Cup Once USA’s Eliminated
“I’m sure people in the soccer world are still talking about the World Cup. But zero people I know in real life are talking about the World Cup today.”
The United States has been eliminated from the 2022 World Cup, and FOX Sports Radio host Doug Gottlieb believes that will return the sport back to its usual place inside the sports media landscape.
“I’m sure people in the soccer world are still talking about the World Cup,” Gottlieb said on his In The Bonus podcast Monday. “But zero people I know in real life are talking about the World Cup today.
“You can tell me how big soccer is in the world — and I’m not gonna dispute it — and you can tell me we’re doing better in the world than we’ve ever done — and I’m not gonna dispute it, it’s fine — but the fact is that as soon as that match was over we went from a couple of hours of soccer guy, or writer guy who’s really a soccer guy at heart, talking about should we change coaches, tactics, players, or whatever, and then it’s over. I don’t know who won and I don’t care.”
Gottlieb later added that soccer has been “the sport of the future” for his entire life, but added that college basketball is going on right now, and it isn’t on the national sports radar, either.
Jon Marks Working Without At Contract at WIP
WIP is currently in the midst of changes to its lineup due to the upcoming departure of legendary morning host Angelo Cataldi.
94WIP afternoon host Jon Marks has revealed he is working without a contract.
A report from CrossingBroad.com claims Marks mentioned the development on the air two weeks ago, and Marks confirmed the news when the outlet asked him for comment.
He did not, however, wish to say much more about the situation. WIP is currently in the midst of changes to its lineup due to the upcoming departure of legendary morning host Angelo Cataldi.
In late October, the station announced the current midday show of Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie would replace Cataldi in the mornings. Longtime morning co-host Al Morganti will remain with the station but will no longer be heard in mornings once DeCamara and Ritchie take over. Anchor Rhea Hughes will stay in the morning timeslot.
The station has yet to name a new midday show to replace DeCamara and Ritchie. Marks is currently teamed with former NFL linebacker Ike Reese from 2:00-6:00 PM. The two were paired together in 2017.
Boomer Esiason Wonders If Joe Buck Was Criticized Before Energetic Monday Night Football Open
“Maybe he was doing that emphatically because somebody criticized him as flat or something.”
Monday Night Football got off to an energetic start last night, with the usually reserved Joe Buck showcasing an exuberant attitude while discussing the weather and the fact that the calendar has already flipped to December. WFAN morning host Boomer Esiason wondered if there was an ulterior motive to Buck’s raucous start.
In addition to the energy exuded by the Monday Night Football announcer, Buck nearly howeld in excitement as the network showcased Tom Brady’s usual scream of “Let’s F—ing Go!”, by shouting “Yeah! Let’s go! I can’t say one of those words!”
The excitement was noticed by Boomer & Gio update anchor Jerry Recco who played the audio for the show, with Boomer Esiason wondering if Buck was proving a point to someone.
“Maybe somebody told him he was too downcast the previous broadcast,” Esiason wondered. “Maybe he was doing that emphatically because somebody criticized him as flat or something.”