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Reaugh Moves Back to Analyst Role for Stars

Brandon Contes

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For 20 years, former NHL goaltender Daryl Reaugh worked as an analyst for the Dallas Stars.  After serving as the team’s play-by-play announcer for the last two seasons, Reaugh is moving back to the analyst chair this year.

In 2015, Reaugh’s partner in the booth, play-by-play announcer Dave Strader had to step away from the position during his fight with cancer, Reaugh temporarily filled in as the voice of the Dallas Stars.  Following Strader’s passing last October, Reaugh was named the permanent play-by-play announcer for the 2017-18 season.

This year Reaugh will return to his more familiar analyst role after the Stars announced they promoted Josh Bogorad to the play-by-play position.  Reaugh’s move back to the analyst chair does mean the Stars will not retain former defenseman Craig Ludwig, who worked with Reaugh on the call during the past two seasons.

“For the past two seasons, Daryl has done an absolutely stellar job filling in as the team’s play-by-play announcer,” team chief executive officer Jim Lites said. “We can’t thank him enough for selflessly stepping out of his comfort zone and moving into the play-by-play seat during a very difficult time.

“Always the consummate professional, it comes as no surprise that Daryl again put the team first by moving back into his previous role where he will continue to shine.”

During the last five years Bogorad has worked on the teams pre- and postgame show for radio and television.  Bogorad expressed gratitude and excitement for his new role with the franchise in a message on Twitter.

“A huge thank you to everyone for you messages and kind words today.  Since coming to Dallas, it has been a privilege to be part of the Stars organization and I am so excited for this move.  It is an honor to partner with Razor and the entire Stars production team to continue the high standard of broadcasts the Stars deliver.  Thanks again to everyone who reached out.  I can’t wait for the season to start.”

The Stars radio broadcast is a simulcast of their telecast, meaning Reaugh and Bogorad can be heard on both platforms.  The flagship radio station for the Dallas Stars is The Ticket 1310 AM/96.7 FM, with Fox Sports Southwest serving as the teams TV affiliate.

Brandon Contes is a freelance writer for BSM. He can be found on Twitter @BrandonContes. To reach him by email click here.

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Andrew Fillipponi: Peter Burns Made ‘Innocuous Joke’ To Ben Watson

“So wait a minute? Because you believe in Jesus Christ you care about your wife more than other people? What are you talking about?”

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The on-air spat between SEC Network host Peter Burns and analyst Ben Watson continues to be bandied about in sports media circles, with 93.7 The Fan hosts Andrew Fillipponi and Chris Mueller discussing the topic Tuesday.

“I’m on Team Burns,” Fillipponi said.

“Forget who’s team you’re on,” Chris Mueller said. “I think you’ve do have to keep the wives and children out of this.”

“What are you talking about, keep the wives and out of it?!,” Fillipponi asked.

“Do we believe this is work or shoot here?,” Mueller wondered.

“Oh, I think this is real,” Fillpponi added, which Mueller agreed.

“Do you think a close fist from Ben Watson hit Peter Burns?,” Mueller asked.

“No, I think he picked him up by the lapels,” Fillipponi said.

When the subject of Watson’s religion was brought up, Fillipponi then pointed out the absurdity of the situation.

“So wait a minute? Because you believe in Jesus Christ you care about your wife more than other people? What are you talking about?”

“I think he might have a shorter fuse and not taking in humor that Peter Burns was giving out,” Mueller said.

“It was an innocuous joke!,” Fillipponi stated. “It wasn’t a joke! Why is it in bad taste?”

Mueller then added the idea of Watson’s wife texting Burns insinuates there’s an inappropriate relationship.

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Craig Carton: Booger McFarland’s Zach Wilson Analysis ‘An Embarrasment’

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ESPN NFL analyst Booger McFarland raised eyebrows on Monday Night Countdown this week by saying New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson has never been held accountable for his actions because he was a “young man who grew up with a lot of money”. WFAN afternoon host Craig Carton called out McFarland’s comments Tuesday as outlandish.

“It was an embarrasment,” Carton said. “Someone should ask Booger McFarland if his kids — who grew up with amazing wealth — have accountability in their lives or if having a little bit of money in your pocket immediately discounts the possibility to have accountability. He’s an idiot and we learned that last night.”

“It’s funny that Steve Young was on the other side of it,” Evan Roberts noted. “Because a long time ago, Steve Young criticized Chris Simms because he’s the son of a famous quarterback.”

“You don’t have to invent reasons for why Zach Wilson isn’t playing well,” added Carton. “Just watch his tape. He’s not playing well. Maybe he’s just not good!”

Carton later said NFL reporters “will try to make a name for themselves by putting out a story” about quarterbacks who take responsibility for their teams failures, while Wilson wouldn’t accept the blame.

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Greg Hill: Ben Watson, Peter Burns Drama Was A Bit

“Be careful when you’re talking about somebody’s wife and their kids. ‘Cause not everybody jokes the same way.”

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Peter Burns and Ben Watson shared an awkward exchange during the halftime show of an SEC Network football game over the weekend, and many are still debating whether Watson walking off the set was serious or not. Count part of the cast of The Greg Hill Show on WEEI as doubters.

“That was a a bit,” Courtney Cox said. “That was absolutely a bit.”

“Yeah, unlike the Chris Rock/Will Smith thing, I assume that was a bit,” Hill said. “I can’t believe that Ben Watson is really angry about that.”

“I dunno, man. There’s been a lot of speculation that it isn’t,” Jermaine Wiggins added. “There are people who are very sensitive about you clowning on them or joking with them. Especially with joking about their wife. Some people can’t handle jokes like that.”

After a back-and-forth with Cox about the legitimacy of the joke, Wiggins concluded by saying for some folks family is off limits.

“I’ve learned something in my 47 years on this Earth: be careful when you’re talking about somebody’s wife and their kids. ‘Cause not everybody jokes the same way.”

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