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Greg Olsen on Tom Brady FOX Deal: ‘It Sucks, But at the End of the Day, I’m a Big Boy’

“We all know the reality. I know what I signed up for this year.”

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Greg Olsen has received nearly universal praise for his work on FOX. A whole new audience learned of his broadcasting skill when he and Kevin Burkhardt were moved into the network’s top NFL booth this season. How long he gets to stay in that booth remains unknown.

FOX signed Tom Brady to a $375 million dollar deal in 2022. When he is finally ready to walk away from the NFL, Brady will go to FOX’s top NFL booth alongside Burkhardt. What that means for Olsen remains unknown.

He was on ESPN 1000’s Waddle & Silvy on Tuesday and was asked what it would take for FOX to keep him in a prominent position when Brady arrives. Marc Silverman even suggested having the GOAT start as low as the number four booth at the network.

“I don’t know if Brady is going to be in the number four booth,” Greg Olsen laughed. “We all know the reality. I know what I signed up for this year.”

Olsen said that his goal has always been to continue to get better and hopefully deliver a fun broadcast. Ideally, that should be enough to keep him in the top booth, especially if the praise continues when he and Burkhardt call the Super Bowl.

In reality, FOX has made a massive investment in Tom Brady, in terms of both time and money. Olsen knows that those commitments matter to the network. All he can do is wait to see what decision Brady makes about his future.

“Listen, if Brady ends up retiring and coming, and decides (to join the FOX booth), and that’s how everything unfolds, it sucks… But at the end of the day, I’m a big boy. I know what I signed up for. I took a chance on myself. I rolled the dice. We’ll see how it plays out.”

While it is widely expected that Tom Brady will not return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, plenty in the NFL believe that his playing career is not over. Olsen joked that if another team is interested in bringing Tom Brady in, then he is willing to help seal the deal however he can.

“Listen, I hope Brady signs a five-year deal with somebody. I’ll be the first guy there. I’ll give ’em some cap room to make it work.”

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670 The Score Hosts Congratulate Mike Mulligan on Award From Loyola Chicago

“They’re giving me an award for correctly picking the Super Bowl on September 8th,” Mulligan joked.

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670 The Score morning host Mike Mulligan is being awarded the Father Finnegan Memorial Award from Loyola University Chicago this weekend, and some of his colleagues congratulated him on the air Friday morning.

The award is given “in recognition of outstanding humanitarianism and service to youth through athletics”. Mulligan — a 1984 graduate of Loyola University Chicago — will receive the award Saturday during the Loyola Athletics Hall of Fame ceremony during a game against George Mason.

“Tremendous award,” co-host David Haugh said. “Proud moment for the show. Proud moment for you family.”

“They’re giving me an award for correctly picking the Super Bowl on September 8th,” Mulligan joked.

“That is fantastic,” Laurence Holmes said, while his co-host, Dan Bernstein, continued to say “wow”. “Congratulations. You shouldn’t be embarrassed. You should be proud.”

“I’m being celebrated for being old,” Mully joked.

“That’s not what that award says,” countered Holmes. “It says something completely different.”

The Mully & Haugh host eventually admitted he was appreciative of the award bestowed upon him by his alma mater.

“It’s a good thing. I’m very moved by it. Sister Jean will be there,” Mully said. “She has a book coming out with — I think — Seth Davis.”

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Colin Cowherd: Tony Romo Regressing Because He Loves Golf

“I’ve always felt like Tony Romo is one of those guys — and we all have somebody in our social circle like this — he got the golf bug. He’s had it for 15 years.

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The performance of CBS Sports NFL analyst Tony Romo has been a hot-button topic in sports media circles, especially after a widely-regarded lackluster performance during the AFC Championship Game. Colin Cowherd believes he knows why Romo has regressed.

During an episode of The Colin Cowherd Podcast, the sports radio host claimed golf is the reason behind Romo’s regression.

“Romo wants to be on the Tour. He literally wants to be on the Tour,” Cowherd said. “And what’s the first thing Aaron Rodgers does in the off-season? He goes and golfs, he loves it. Both, by the way, great golfers, especially Romo. But I’ve always felt like Tony Romo is one of those guys — and we all have somebody in our social circle like this — he got the golf bug. He’s had it for 15 years.

“Tony wants to be on the PGA Tour — but he likes the paycheck from CBS.”

Cowherd also added he hasn’t hired potential employees in the past if they told him they loved golf during the interview process, saying he has a theory that as men age they “get addicted to golf”.

“They’re on PGATour.com, they’re putting in the backyard, they’re thinking about it at work, they’re scheduling a trip to Scotland and they lose sight of their other job,” Cowherd said.

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ESPN Radio Adds Lakers Games As LeBron James Nears Scoring Record

“As of Friday, February 3, LeBron James is 63 points away from Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 career points.”

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The NBA’s all-time scoring record has stood for a long time. Kareem Abdul-Jabar, the current record holder, retired in 1989. LeBron James is on the verge of overtaking him though, and ESPN Radio wants to make sure it is part of history when it happens.

ESPN Radio has added two upcoming Lakers games to its schedule. The network will carry the national feeds of games on February 7 and 9. The first game is against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The second is against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Both games will be played in Los Angeles with a 9:30 PM Eastern tip. Marc Kestecher and Vince Carter will be on the call for both games.

As of Friday, February 3, LeBron James is 63 points away from Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 career points.

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