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Pat McAfee: Kelce Brothers Have One Of The Top 2 or 3 Shows In the World

“I want players to be rich forever and be successful, and I think every single player’s story is worth money.”

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Podcasting has democratized sports media content across multiple platforms. Now, active players have the chance to take advantage of a direct line to fans to tell their own stories. Few players are doing that better right now than the Kelce brothers according to Pat McAfee.

McAfee welcomed Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce to his show on Monday. He told Kelce that players everywhere should be paying attention to what he and his brother Jason, an offensive lineman in Philadelphia, have created.

“I want players to be rich forever and be successful, and I think every single player’s story is worth money,” McAfee said. “I think the NFLPA needs to do a better job telling everybody that more in like workshops and things like that. But your and your brother’s show is like a top two, top three show in the world right now, dude.”

The show, New Heights with Jason & Travis Kelce has experienced tremendous success. It routinely shows up on lists of the most downloaded sports podcasts on the internet. Pat McAfee says it isn’t hard to understand why.

“When you guys are chopping it up, it is so f***ing great. I’m enjoying the hell out of it.”

Kelce acknowledged that the show has been a lot of fun to put together. He says that recording sessions have become benchmarks of his week. That isn’t possible without The Pat McAfee Show.

“You guys paved the way though,” Kelce told McAfee. “You guys have been doing it the right way and gave us the confidence to want to tell our stories and eventually be able to bring in our friends.”

“Well, your show is much better than ours,” Pat McAfee fired back.

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SiriusXM Inks Extension For ‘Let’s Go!’ With Tom Brady

“I know we just went through an hour of telling everybody you’re not coming back, but we’re gonna be right here on Let’s Go! for the next two years on SiriusXM.”

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While Tom Brady won’t be sitting in the top FOX Sports analyst’s chair until 2024, he’ll continue his Let’s Go! show for SiriusXM.

Nearing the conclusion of his appearance on the latest episode, host Jim Gray revealed the show and SiriusXM have agreed to an extension to keep the seven-time Super Bowl winner with the platform.

“Hey Tommy, we have one last announcement as we wrap up the program,” said Gray. “You’re coming back. I know we just went through an hour of telling everybody you’re not coming back, but we’re gonna be right here on Let’s Go! for the next two years on SiriusXM. We look forward to convening and our co-host Larry Fitzgerald will stay with us as well.”

Brady, in conjunction with Gray and Fitzgerald, launched Let’s Go! in August of 2021.

“Thank you guys, we appreciate the support,” Brady said of SiriusXM President Scott Greenstein and Senior Vice President of Sports Programming Steve Cohen. “We appreciate our fans, and look forward to many more fun years ahead.”

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Mike Francesa: 2 Week Break Before Super Bowl Leads to Media Interviewing Each Other

“It’s one game and you’re spending two weeks analyzing one game, and it’s just too much.”

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Many in the sports media and general media world have converged in Phoenix this week for the Super Bowl, but Mike Francesa isn’t the biggest fan of the build-up to the game.

The Phoenix Convention Center is playing host to this year’s radio row, where many of the storylines leading into the big game are dissected six times over the course of a day.

On his BetRivers podcast, Francesa said he’s never been the biggest fan of Super Bowl week and even taking two weeks between the conference title games.

“I’ve never liked these two weeks up to the Super Bowl,” Francesa said on The Mike Francesa Podcast. “I’ve never liked this week with all the hype and nonsense.”

Francesa added that at this point, all the storylines for both teams competing have been played out.

“People don’t know what to say anymore. It’s like they’re interviewing each other,” he said. “Nobody has anything to say or knows what to say.”

Still, Francesa finished his point by saying there’s an overflow of coverage leading up to the Super Bowl.

“It’s one game and you’re spending two weeks analyzing one game, and it’s just too much,” he said. “But there’s no way around it. That’s the way it works.”

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More Media Credentials Issued For Super Bowl LVII Than Ever Before

More than 6,000 media members from over 24 countries have received credentials to cover Super Bowl LVII on Sunday.

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Almost three years removed from the COVID-19 pandemic completely shutting down the world, the Super Bowl host city is now bustling with media once again covering the NFL’s championship game.

According to Front Office Sports, more than 6,000 media members from over 24 countries have received credentials to cover Super Bowl LVII on Sunday. That figure is up 13% from last year. In 2021, during the peak of the pandemic, only 2,400 media members were allowed to cover the game in Tampa.

A number at or above 6,000 would mean a return of the number of media members covering the game back to pre-pandemic levels.

This year’s Super Bowl is airing on FOX.

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