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Brett Favre To Join SiriusXM NFL Radio

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Legendary NFL quarterback Brett Favre, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this August, will be a host this upcoming season on SiriusXM NFL Radio, SiriusXM’s exclusive 24/7 NFL channel. It will be the first regular sports media role for the three-time NFL MVP since he retired after the 2010 season.

Favre will host a series of hour-long broadcasts during the season that will showcase the traits that made him a fan-favorite – his passion for the game on the field and his easy-going personality off it – and will give SiriusXM listeners an opportunity to interact with one of the game’s all-time greats. He will make his debut on SiriusXM NFL Radio on August 5 (6:00 pm ET) with a special “Town Hall” style show live from Canton, Ohio, where he and other members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016 will be enshrined the next day.

After the Hall of Fame show, Favre will host the show live on a regular basis starting in September. He and co-host Bruce Murray will discuss the headline news happening around the NFL, analyze the league’s teams and players, and share his experiences from his career and his life since retiring. Listeners nationwide will have the opportunity to call in to the show and talk with a player who rewrote the game’s record book over his extraordinary 20-year professional career.

“I am looking forward to working with SiriusXM NFL Radio this season,” said Favre. “I’ve been a listener, both when I played and after I retired, and it’s a great place to talk about the game. I’m excited to talk with fans and weigh in with my opinions on what’s happening in the league, and it’ll be fun talking to some former colleagues now and then.”

“Brett was a once-in-a-generation player.  His career, and particularly the enthusiasm with which he played the game, enthralled all football fans,” said Steve Cohen, SiriusXM’s SVP of Sports Programming. “His passion and free-spirited personality are perfect for radio. We are thrilled to have him make his debut on SiriusXM NFL Radio and we’re excited to give our listeners access to the insight and expertise of one of the greatest players to ever play the game. His debut show in Canton, and every show after, will be must-listen radio.”

 

 

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Joy Taylor Says Aaron Rodgers Is More Likeable After Pardon My Take Appearance

“It makes him astronomically more likeable,” Taylor said.

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On Monday, the Pardon My Take podcast dropped their latest episode which featured an interview with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Big Cat, one of the show’s co-hosts, is a Chicago Bears fan and has spent a lot of time not liking Rodgers publicly.

Colin Cowherd saw one of the many clips that the show shared and brought up how much he thought that Rodgers took ribbing from Big Cat and the podcast in stride. That’s when Joy Taylor offered that the interview could help Rodgers in the long run.

“It makes him astronomically more likeable,” Taylor said. “When you can show that you don’t take yourself that seriously, all of the animosity that people have towards you just kind of starts to wither away.”

She added that the disarming quality helps if people don’t perceive Rodgers as thinking he has all the answers.

“When people feel like they are projecting ‘I know more than you’ and ‘I’ve got it all figured out’ energy, people are like: ‘you got to be the smartest guy on the room all time time? You’re not.’

This is so likeable,” Taylor said. “It’s really funny.”

Cowherd agreed and even said he is probably going to go listen to it after the show.

“Aaron is genuinely laughing as they make fun of him and that is an incredibly endearing quality.”

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WNSR Debuts ‘Power Hour’ with Sami Kincaid

Nashville’s WNSR debuted Power Hour with host Sami Kincaid.

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Power Hour with Sami Kincaid

Nashville has a brand new voice to listen to on WNSR and her name is Sami Kincaid. On Saturday, the station debuted Power Hour with host Sami Kincaid.

The debut show featured Associated Press writer Teresa Walker, Vanderbilt women’s basketball guard Jordyn Cambridge and North Georgia assistant softball coach Alea White. The show is focused on women that are operating inside sports.

The show airs Saturdays from 9-10a CT.

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Toucher and Rich: Dennis Eckersley’s Retirement a “Huge Loss”

“When Eckersley got in there (the booth),” Shertenlieb started, “he was great. It made all of them better when Dennis Eckersley was around. It’s going to be a huge loss.”

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On Monday, Dennis Eckersley announced that he was going to retire from the Boston Red Sox television booth at the end of this season. The current NESN analyst is leaving after twenty years on the air with the team.

The news broke during Toucher and Rich on 98.5 the Sports Hub and it gave show co-host Rich Shertenlieb a chance to mention the news and praise the departing personality.

“When Eckersley got in there (the booth),” Shertenlieb started, “he was great. It made all of them better when Dennis Eckersley was around. It’s going to be a huge loss.”

The show spent the rest of the segment talking about what Eckersley offered that made him so unique. That’s when Matt McCarthy, fill-in for Fred Toucher, said that Eckersley was exactly what you wanted in an analyst.

“You want someone that’s going to give you an opinion,” McCarthy said. “Eck gave you an opinion. He’ll be missed.”

McCarthy also pointed out that this is the latest major shakeup that has happened to the television broadcast in recent years.

“There’s no doubt this is a blow,” McCarthy added. “This is a tremendous loss to that Red Sox broadcast to which has taken a lot of hits over the years with the loss of Jerry Remy, the decision to move on from Don Orsillo and now Dennis Eckersley retiring… they are going to have to find an entertainer in there. Matt McCarthy

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