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Chris Mueller: How Did No One Correct Greg Gumbel After Getting Mitch Trubisky’s Name Wrong?

“How? How is that possible? Anybody? Am I crazy here?”

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CBS Sports announcer Greg Gumbel continually called Pittsburgh Steeler Mitch Trubisky by the wrong name during a 21-play drive Sunday, frequently referring to him as Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold. The PM Team of Andrew Fillipponi and Chris Mueller on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh wondered how no one corrected Gumbel.

“Here’s what I don’t get about that: We’re not talking about a high school game,” Mueller said. “These are crews on national television with a director in a truck. People who are paid pretty good money — I think — to get in the ear of the people actually talking to you. At no point did anyone up and down the chain of command tell Greg Gumbel ‘Hey, Sam Darnold isn’t the quarterback for the guys’. That just didn’t happen. How? How is that possible? Anybody? Am I crazy here?”

“Gumbel was the man at CBS, and NBC” Mueller later explained to the show’s 24-year-old producer. “He was their number one guy before Jim Nantz ascended to that perch. Also, I can’t believe he’s 76. He looks way younger than that.”

“It’s because of that wig,” Fillipponi countered. “He has like five different wigs. For different occasions. ‘This is fresh haircut wig, his is a week after the haircut wig, this is three weeks in. Week before the haircut wig. He has elaborate wigs.”

Mueller then said he didn’t feel sorry for Gumbel after the longtime media personality was critical of sports talk radio as an industry earlier this year.

“Hey Greg, focus on getting the names right, and get back to me,” concluded Mueller.

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FOX Sports Radio Broadcasting Live From Arizona & Las Vegas For Super Bowl Week

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Sports radio will descend upon Glendale, Arizona and the greater Phoenix area next week for Super Bowl LVII, and FOX Sports Radio will be out in full force.

FOX Sports Radio announced Thursday that Dan Patrick, Colin Cowherd, LaVar Arrington, Brady Quinn, Jonas Knox, Doug Gottlieb, Steve Covino, Rich Davis, Chris Broussard and Rob Parker will all be live from either radio row, State Farm Stadium or Scottsdale Stadium starting Monday.

Dan Patrick and his crew will be at Scottsdale Stadium, which is the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants and the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League. Colin Cowherd will broadcast two shows from State Farm Stadium, site of this year’s Super Bowl, on Thursday and Friday.

The rest of the FSR names mentioned above will all be doing their respective shows from radio row at the Phoenix Convention Center.

FOX Sports Radio also announced Jason Smith and Mike Harmon will broadcast from the Wynn Las Vegas resort on Thursday and Friday. They will have a strong focus on all things betting with regards to the Super Bowl.

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Alpha Media Ends San Antonio Sports Star Simulcast, 1250 AM Goes All ESPN Radio

“Alpha launched Sports Star on 94.1 back in June of last year, giving San Antonio its first FM sports talk station.”

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San Antonio now has a frequency where people can find local sports talk and the full ESPN Radio lineup.

RadioInsight reported owner Alpha Media has tweaked what was on 1250 AM, launching it as ESPN 1250. The station will be San Antonio’s 24/7/365 home for ESPN Radio. That will include NBA, NFL and MLB play-by-play on top of talk.

San Antonio’s Sports Star had been simulcasting on 1250, but Alpha will carry on with live and local programming on the stronger FM frequency. Alpha launched Sports Star on 94.1 back in June of last year, giving San Antonio its first FM sports talk station.

Sports Star is the home of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers in San Antonio.

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ESPN Radio 94.1 Sells Station Naming Rights To Priority Automotive Group

“The programming on the station does not change.”

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Max Media has found an interesting new revenue stream in Virginia Beach. ESPN Radio 94.1 has sold its naming rights. The station has rebranded as Priority Auto Sports Radio 94.1 ESPN.

“This is an important partnership for us,” said Priority Automotive COO Matt Elmer. “At Priority Automotive we think sports ties everyone together, so this is a great opportunity for us to be a voice in the community and partner with the number one voice for sports in Hampton Roads, ESPN 94.1.”

The programming on the station does not change. Listeners in the 757 will still hear the nationally syndicated ESPN Radio lineup except for in afternoon drive when The Tim Donnelly Show is on the air.

“The partnership between ESPN 94.1 and Priority Automotive is a natural evolution for both companies,” President and Market Manager Keith Barton added. “From the many youth organizations to college teams, Priority Automotive Has been dedicated to sports in Hampton Roads for decades. Max Media is incredibly proud to be partnered with such a class organization.”

Priority Automotive owns 17 car dealerships across Virginia.

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