The Detroit Tigers TV crew of Mario Impemba and Rod Allen were replaced for Wednesday night’s game. Katie Strang from The Athletic says it was because the two were involved in a physical altercation on Tuesday.
Multiple sources told The Athletic that neither Impemba nor Allen were part of Wednesday’s broadcast due to a physical altercation between the two television personalities following Tuesday’s game in Chicago against the White Sox. It is not immediately clear what prompted the attack.
According to Strang, the tensions between Impemba and Allen had been brewing for a long time. They have been partners since 2002, but just how long they have had a problem with one another is not known.
The fight occurred while the team was on the road in Chicago, and the duo was sent home. Matt Shepherd and Kirk Gibson called Wednesday’s game. The Tigers are off tonight. It is not known when Impemba or Allen will be back on TV for the team.
Kay Adams Confirms She Is Leaving Good Morning Football
“Kay Adams did not have any news to share about where she may pop up next.”
There have been plenty of rumors surrounding the future of Kay Adams. One thing we can now say for certain is that she is leaving Good Morning Football on the NFL Network.
Adams said on Thursday’s show that her last episode will be Friday.
“I really want it to be a bit of a party, but tomorrow guys, is my last show,” she said.
Kay Adams did not have any news to share about where she may pop up next. She has been linked to Amazon. She remains a favorite to be a part of studio coverage of Thursday Night Football. It has also been reported that FanDuel has interest in working with her.
“It feels good,” Adams said when she was asked how she felt to share the news. “I feel proud of our show. You go back and look at those clips from 2016 and it’s this little ‘what is this?’ and it’s me and Kyle trying to get through segments of people we’ve never heard of and these awkward moments and to get to where it is now, this credible, reputable Emmy-nominated, should be Emmy-winning program is a really big accomplishment for the four of us.”
Maria Taylor Elevated To Host of Football Night In America
“Taylor joined NBC just before the 2021 NFL season.”
Maria Taylor will be the new face of Football Night in America on NBC. She will be the show’s new host. Last year, she shared co-hosting duties with Mike Tirico, who is moving into the play-by-play booth on Sunday Night Football.
“Maria is the perfect choice to carry the legacy forward of anchoring the most-watched studio show in sports,” NBC Sports Executive Producer Sam Flood said in a press release.
Taylor joined NBC just before the 2021 NFL season. She left ESPN after that year’s NBA Finals.
In addition to her work on Football Night in America, NBC has also used Maria Taylor in coverage of the Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo and Beijing. She is also currently serving as the executive producer of an eight-part documentary about black quarterbacks, which is set to debut on Peacock.
Ros Gold-Onwude Lands Contract Extension From ESPN
“Her next assignment will be in the studio for ESPN Radio during Game 6 of the series between the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics.”
ESPN is hanging onto Ros Gold-Onwude. The network has agreed to a multi-year extension with its NBA reporter and analyst.
Gold-Onwude has been all over the place for ESPN’s NBA coverage. She has served as a sideline reporter on television for both that league and the WNBA. She has also been on the radio, serving as the studio co-host for the NBA Finals.
On Twitter, she expressed her gratitude and excitement.
Previous stops for Ros Gold-Onwude include TNT and NBC Sports Bay Area. Her next assignment will be in the studio for ESPN Radio during Game 6 of the series between the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics.