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Auburn To Honor Rod Bramblett With Helmet Decal

“Bramblett was employed by Auburn for 27 years. He started out as the play-by-play voice of the baseball team. He went on to call the last 16 seasons of Auburn football.”

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The Auburn Tigers will open their season in Arlington, Texas this weekend. It will be a top 25 matchup as the 16th-ranked Tigers take on #11 Oregon. The game will also mark the debut of a decal on the back of the Tigers’ helmets paying tribute to late broadcaster Rod Bramblett.

“It’s appropriate, it’s awesome,” Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn told the media on Tuesday. “I know our players will take great pride in having that on their helmet.”

Bramblett was employed by Auburn for 27 years. He started out as the play-by-play voice of the baseball team. He went on to call the last 16 seasons of Auburn football. He and his wife, Paula were killed in a car crash on May 25. The driver of the other car in that crash, a teenager that was found to driving 30 mph over the speed limit, has been charged with vehicular manslaughter in their deaths.

The football team isn’t the only Auburn athletic program paying tribute to Bramblett. Basketball coach Bruce Pearl said in May that he is lobbying the school to name the media area at Auburn Arena after the late broadcaster.

“I didn’t get the pleasure of listening to his calls, except I did (hear) some amazing football calls,” Pearl said. “But when you spend a half hour, 90 minutes before every game and you go over the game plan and you go over what you think you’re gonna do, and then you visit after the game and you travel together. Look, Rod cared about you, he cared about your kids, he cared about your players, he cared about your wife.”

Andy Burcham, who has worked for Auburn athletics for the last 31 years, takes over as the voice of the Tigers this season. He was Rod Bramblett’s partner on Auburn baseball broadcasts for the last quarter-century.

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790 The Score Debuts In Providence

In addition to shows like Bet MGM’s The Daily Tip and others like Bet QL Daily, listeners can catch Jim Rome and Amy Lawrence.

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After reporting last week that Kevin McNamara would be the station’s only local host in the programming lineup, 790 The Score in Providence, Rhode Island is officially on the air.

The station, which was last on the air in the market in 2008, has been revived and will serve as the market’s first sports and sports betting station.

“The station features a lineup of expert personalities that deliver unique sports talk and sports betting insights that entertain, inform, and engage,” said Holly Paras, VP and market manager of Cumulus Providence. “We think Providence sports and sports betting fans will love 790 THE SCORE!”

In addition to shows like Bet MGM’s The Daily Tip and others like Bet QL Daily, listeners can catch some of the top national talent on the airwaves throughout the day and night. This includes hosts like Jim Rome and Amy Lawrence.

McNamara will host his show Kevin Mac Sports Hour daily from 5-7 p.m.

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Paul Finebaum Reportedly Scores $700K Advance For Nick Saban Book

Finebaum will make $700,000 plus royalties for the deep dive into the rivalry between the two SEC head coaches.

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Though there’s still some time before a finished products reaches bookshelves, but ESPN’s Paul Finebaum is reportedly set to get a nice six-figure advance by Penguin Press.

According to John Ourand of Sports Business Journal, Finebaum will make $700,000 plus royalties for the deep dive into the rivalry between the two SEC head coaches.

Back in the spring things came to a head between Alabama’s Nick Saban and Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher, as the two engaged in a verbal spat in separate press conferences over name, image and likeness.

Saban said Fisher and his staff utilized NIL and “bought every player” in the Aggies’ spring 2022 recruiting class.

Things got so heated and drew so many headlines that SEC commissioner Greg Sankey had to step in and try to get the former colleagues to cool it.

Finebaum is teaming up with Alabama beat reporter John Talty to write the book.

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Sports Gambling Podcast Network To Stage 24-Hour Fantasy Football Draft

“The event begins at 3 pm on Tuesday and is dubbed Draft Day 2.0.”

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If you’re serious about Fantasy Football, the Sports Gambling Podcast Network is bringing back a tradition you’ll want to pay attention to. 

For the second year in a row, Ryan Kramer will draft 24 different teams over the course of a 24 hour marathon that will be streamed across multiple video platforms. 

“Fortunately, the analytics research is done so I can focus now on news coming out of the camps to sharpen my views and deliver the well-reasoned selections that people need to get an edge in their drafting,” Kramer said in a press release. “It’s a bit of an audacious undertaking, but the growing phenomenon of Fantasy Football deserves this level of commitment and our SGPN audiences always respond.” 

The event begins at 3 pm on Tuesday and is dubbed “Draft Day 2.0”. All of the content will originate from the Sports Gambling Podcast Network’s studios in Los Angeles. 

The marathon will also be a fundraiser. The network is using GoFundMe to raise funds for a colleague named Darryl injured in a motorcycle accident earlier this year. A portion of proceeds generated from the sale of Sports Gambling Podcast Network branded apperal will also go to the effort. 

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