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Maggie Gray: #MeToo is About People Like James Dolan

Brandon Contes

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In the most powerful rant of Maggie Gray’s young tenure at WFAN, the co-host of Carlin Maggie and Bart crushed Knicks owner James Dolan for his new song I Should’ve Known.

Most sports fans around the country know James Dolan as owner of the Knicks and Rangers, but they might not be aware he’s the lead singer of his band, JD and the Straight Shot.  Dolan also had a close friendship with disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein, even serving on the board of directors for the Weinstein Company.

In I Should’ve Known, Dolan shares his guilt for not doing anything to prevent Weinstein from committing acts which lead to numerous allegations of sexual harassment.  “We believed and didn’t see, through the lies he told us all, that led him to his endless fall, I should’ve known,” says one line of the song.  WFAN host Maggie Gray, however, wasn’t buying Dolan’s sentiment and responded with raw emotion.

“I can’t believe James Dolan thinks that we’re this stupid,” Gray said during Thursday’s edition of CMB.  “I can’t believe it took 11 years…11 years, is that how long it’s been since the Anucha Browne Sanders case?  Excuse me?!  Somebody who can’t even understand or admit what happened in his own building now has some b.s. song about he should have known about Harvey Weinstein?

“How about what the hell was going on in your own building?  How about a sexual harassment case that you had to settle for $11.6 million against The Garden…Give me a break, James Dolan. You are just such a hypocrite.”

In 2007 former Madison Square Garden executive, Anucha Browne Sanders, filed a lawsuit which alleged sexual harassment by Isiah Thomas, the team president at the time.  The lawsuit was later settled out of court for $11.6 million.

“You are a vile piece of trash,” continued Gray.  “You let Isiah Thomas call this woman the b-word so many times she sued your a**, and she won!  And then what did you do?  In 2015, you brought Isiah Thomas back into the building to run the Liberty of the WNBA. You are a human embodiment of an online troll.  People on Twitter couldn’t even come up with something that stupid”

“What do you think this whole #MeToo movement is?!  It’s about people like you!” said Gray as she continued her public deprecation of Dolan.

“I might never get back into The Garden, even with a press pass, after this, and I don’t give a crap. I’d rather not step into that building that’s owned by this hypocrite and this disgusting, disgusting human. Yeah, you should have known.  You did know.”

James Dolan was named in a civil-suit against Weinstein which claims the Madison Square Garden CEO was aware of the film producer’s behavior.

Carlin, Maggie and Bart air weekdays on WFAN from 1-3PM, the full segment of Gray’s comments toward Dolan can be heard here.

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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Eli Gold Out as Voice of Alabama Football; Ends 35-Year Run

“I will not be returning. The university chose to not bring me back. I have not retired!”

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The Tuscaloosa News has reported longtime University of Alabama radio play-by-play voice Eli Gold will not be returning next season. Gold, who has been in the position for 35 years, told Birmingham FOX 6 Reporter Jonathan Hardison, “I will not be returning. The university chose to not bring me back. I have not retired!”

The report says Chris Stewart, who has been calling Alabama basketball for the Crimson Tide Sports Network, will take over the football broadcasts.

“Eli has been an invaluable member of our broadcast team,” Jim Carabin, Vice President and General Manager of the Crimson Tide Sports Network said in a statement. “We are grateful for his years of service and wish him all the best in this next chapter. CTSN is fortunate to have someone as part of our existing broadcast team in Chris to step up and seamlessly transition into this role.”

Gold missed the 2022 season for health reasons, otherwise he has been calling Crimson Tide games each season since 1988. Gold, 70, had been diagnosed with cancer just over one year ago but called home games in 2023. Stewart filled in for Gold both in 2022 and 2023.

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670 The Score Hosting ‘QB1 Town Hall’ to Debate Future of Justin Fields, Chicago Bears

“We’re looking forward to opening up this conversation to our listeners and Bears faithful.”

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Audacy-owned 670 The Score in Chicago will host a unique discussion to deliberate what the future could hold for the Chicago Bears quarterback position on Wednesday’s edition of the Parkins & Spiegel Show.

Following a 7-10 campaign by the Bears that marked the third consecutive season without a playoff berth for the team, there have been several questions surrounding the future of starting quarterback Justin Fields. The Bears have the No. 1 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft in a class with several accomplished college quarterbacks. Having selected Fields with the 11th-overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the organization could look to move on from him, although he is coming off a season where he threw for more than 2,500 yards for the first time in his career.

Emanating from the Audacy Chicago Blue Cross Blue Shield Performance Stage, afternoon co-hosts Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel will deliver insightful perspectives and opinions on this quandary that has the football world waiting for a potential resolution. Various football experts will join the program, which will also include a live audience, contributing to the conversation surrounding this pressing topic.

The station ran a contest last week that determined the crowd at Wednesday’s event, known as the “QB1 Town Hall.” Members of the crowd will also be able to express their opinions and ask questions to a panel composed of Audacy personalities and sports industry professionals.

“This decision will determine the entire season’s trajectory and the fans are passionate about their views on it,” Mitch Rosen, vice president of programming at 670 The Score and BetQL Network, said in a statement. “We’re looking forward to opening up this conversation to our listeners and Bears faithful.”

Consumers can listen to the “QB1 Town Hall” broadcast of the Parkins & Spiegel Show on 670 The Score, the Audacy mobile app and company website. Additionally, video functionality will be available through the official 670 The Score Twitch and YouTube channels. The program will run from 2 to 6 p.m. CST.

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Hugh Douglas and Joe Giglio Celebrate Anniversary on 94 WIP

“Happy Anniversary, Hugh!…Yes, it is the one year anniversary of the midday show, of the change at WIP. Our key cards still work here, they still let us in this morning.”

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94 WIP hosts Hugh Douglas and Joe Giglio celebrated their one-year anniversary as the midday show in Philadelphia today. Following Angelo Cataldi’s retirement in 2023 and the subsequent move of DeCamara and Ritchie taking his place in mornings, Douglas and Giglio formed the station’s new midday show.

Giglio started the show, “Happy Anniversary, Hugh!…Yes, it is the one year anniversary of the midday show, of the change at WIP. Our key cards still work here, they still let us in this morning.”

Douglas, who had been part of the morning show at 92.9 The Game in Atlanta prior to starting with Giglio on 94 WIP, had mixed emotions. He was excited for the show, but was also reminded that he had been in Philadelphia now for a full year and had yet to find his permanent place to live. Giglio said he believes the reasoning is simply Douglas’ attention to the show and nothing else.

Giglio took a moment to thank those who help with and listen to the show. “We appreciate everyone who has been a part of the show for the last year,” he said. “We are excited for the next year to get started.”

Douglas played in the NFL for ten years, spending time with the Jets, Eagles and Jaguars.

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