During an appearance on Von Miller’s podcast earlier this week, Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons argued that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts had benefited from his surrounding talent. Many have argued on whether it was a shot at Hurts or not, with 94WIP morning host Angelo Cataldi certain it was, and he was angry with his co-workers for not defending the city’s quarterback.
“I hereby declare war on many of the people associated with this radio station, including the people that are replacing us,” Cataldi said. “I was well aware of the comments made by Micah Parsons, a great player but by all appearances is a freaking dumbbell. I don’t know if Penn State gave him a diploma, but they should ask for it back…then Jon Ritchie and Joe DeCamara, apparently stupid can be contagious.”
Cataldi then played the comments made by Parsons that claimed Hurts is helped by the Eagles roster and he isn’t the MVP of the league.
“All of this is well and good. I’m driving in and Johnson is doing one of those serenity now things, except there was nothing serene about it. He was upset, and he wasn’t naming names. So I went ‘Wait a minute’. There are people at WIP saying nothing. He referenced a tweet by our good friend and former Inquirer journalist Glen Macnow who said ‘Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t think he disrespected him’. Glen, you may need to do what I just did and get your hearing checked out, ’cause I ended up getting hearing aids. But I don’t know what he’s thinking.”
“James Seltzer — who is the producer of the midday show — is gonna be part of the new show here comes on this show and sullies it with a bad comment when they were asking for his response.”
After playing the clip of Seltzer saying he didn’t think the comments were disrespectful, Cataldi continued his onslaught against his co-workers.
“Terrible!,” he shouted. “If I was here, they would have had to separate us. There would have been fisticuffs,” Cataldi joked. “It would have gotten physical.”
He then added he was relying on DeCamara and Ritchie to set Seltzer straight, but was let down after the pair argued that Parsons was being respectful rather than critical of Hurts.
“Is that a dumb take? Is that dumb take from Jon Ritchie?,” the legendary morning host reiterated. “It’s a dumb take!”
He then complimented Ike Reese for his take on the situation. The former Eagle was adamant it was a slight and intended to be disrespectful.
Cataldi concluded by jokingly demanding an apology from Seltzer, DeCamara, and Ritchie, shouting “This is war!”
Boomer Esiason: ManningCast Proves Peyton Manning Can Never Be a Coach
“He’s got no patience whatsoever.”
Don’t expect to see Peyton Manning on an NFL sideline. He may be one of the best quarterbacks the league has ever seen, but Manning isn’t cut out to be a coach according to Boomer Esiason.
On Tuesday morning, Esiason and the rest of the Boomer & Gio cast listened to highlights of the previous night’s ManningCast. They enjoyed the audio of Peyton Manning losing his temper after Cowboys kicker Brent Maher missed his third extra-point attempt of the night.
The clip, which has since gone viral, includes Manning asking if a kicker can be cut at halftime of a playoff game.
“This is why Peyton can’t coach,” Esiason said in response to the audio. “He’s got no patience whatsoever.”
The chemistry and authenticity of Peyton and Eli is often cited as the appeal of the ManningCast. Esiason noted that was what is on display in moments the brothers cannot control.
Boomer Esiason was a guest on the week eight ManningCast, which featured his former team, — the Cincinnati Bengals — playing Cleveland Browns. Esiason said at the time that while it was a distracting way to try and follow a game, being a part of the show is a lot of fun. He echoed that praise Tuesday morning.
“Those things are really unbelievably done. I mean, they are funny.”
NHL All-Star Game Airing Exclusively on SiriusXM After Contract Extension
The game — held on Saturday, February 4th — will feature Steve Kouleas and Gord Stellick in the booth. Scott Laughlin will work as the broadcast’s rinkside reporter.
SiriusXM and the NHL have reached an extension that will see the satellite service continue to carry every league contest. The new multi-year deal will run through the 2028-2029 season.
Part of the deal includes the NHL All-Star Game airing exclusively on SiriusXM. The game had previously been distributed by Westwood One before Sports USA Media took over the rights in 2021.
The game — held on Saturday, February 4th — will feature Steve Kouleas and Gord Stellick in the booth. Scott Laughlin will work as the broadcast’s rinkside reporter. All three are regulars on NHL Network Radio. Stellick and Laughlin serve as hosts of NHL Morning Skate, while Kouleas hosts the station’s afternoon show, The Power Play.
NHL Network Radio will also provide live coverage of the league’s All-Star Media Day on Thursday, February 2nd and the NHL All-Star Skills Competition on Friday, February 3rd.
The deal includes SiriusXM continuing to produce and distribute SiriusXM NHL Network Radio on the platform for the duration of the contract.
“Hockey fans are among the most passionate sports fans, and our long-term relationship with the NHL enables us to deliver those fans across North America comprehensive access to the league, offering them live broadcasts of every game and the only 24/7 NHL channel in audio,” said SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer Scott Greenstein.
“Live sports, coupled with great, in-depth sports talk, is one of the key elements of our programming and we are very pleased to be extending our content agreement with the NHL for many more years.”
Peter Rosenberg: Gio’s Rant ‘Gimmick Infringement’ of Don La Greca
The comment from Rosenberg comes after Giannotti was critical of he and La Greca last week. Giannotti claimed the pair were “bootlicking” Michael Kay.
The war of words between WFAN’s Boomer & Gio and 98.7 ESPN New York’s The Michael Kay Show continued Monday, with a quip from Peter Rosenberg about a rant from Gregg Giannotti.
Giannotti, a Vikings fan, was discussing his viewing situation during Monday morning’s show as the franchise played the New York Giants. His wife, two daughters, mother, mother-in-law, and best friend joined him to watch the Super Wild Card game, and the WFAN host detailed that the situation grew more tense with each passing moment due to comments made by those in attendance.
Giannotti eventually admitted to yelling at his friend, and jokingly shouted “Not the time, Louise!” after his mother-in-law commented about how good the Giants had gotten during a Saquon Barkley touchdown run.
The rant didn’t go unnoticed by Rosenberg, however, and he replied to Giannotti’s video clip of the segment by saying “Fake Don Lagrecca (sic) much? This is called gimmick infringement”.
The comment from Rosenberg comes after Giannotti was critical of he and La Greca last week. Giannotti claimed the pair were “bootlicking” Michael Kay after walking back comments he made about getting a producer at the station fired by calling them “performance art”.
While criticising Kay, Giannotti could not identify Rosenberg, only calling him “whatever his face”.
“He’s gonna retire. It doesn’t matter whether you kiss his ass or not, it’s not gonna be the difference in you getting that job when he leaves,” Giannotti said of La Greca and Rosenberg. “Just stop it. Just stop kissing his ass.”
Rosenberg responded to the disapproval from Giannotti last week by tweeting “My favorite part of the trash talk from the guy on the fan is ‘pick on someone your own size Michael Kay… pick on me’…LOL who are you?!!!!”