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Dan Sileo’s Twitch Show Debuts

“Sileo’s Twitch show debuted on Thursday, September 19th, airing from 1 – 4pm PT, immediately following the legendary Tony Bruno who hosts on the same platform.”

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After being let go by Fox Sports 910 in Phoenix a few weeks ago, Dan Sileo has quickly rebounded with a daily show on Twitch.  Sileo’s Twitch show debuted on Thursday, September 19th, airing from 1 – 4pm PT, immediately following the legendary Tony Bruno who hosts on the same platform.

Prior to joining Twitch, Sileo began a stint with Fox Sports 910 in Phoenix.  Sileo and the iHeartMedia owned station parted ways after a tenure that lasted just four shows.  

Shortly after Sileo joined the Phoenix station, their NHL broadcast partner, the Arizona Coyotes expressed dissatisfaction with the host because of offensive comments he made earlier in his 25-year radio career.  In August, The Athletic published a story detailing reasons why Sileo was fired from past radio stops, which according to the report, included racist and sexist remarks.  Soon after, the Coyotes stated they were unaware of Sileo’s past comments.

While more than one of his radio stops ended unceremoniously, the former NFL defensive lineman has had a long on-air career spanning nearly a quarter-century, including 14 years with iHeart in Florida and four years at The Mighty 1090 in San Diego.  Sileo left The Mighty 1090 to help launch 97.3 The Fan in San Diego as a sports station in 2018, the two parted ways following a tenure that lasted just over one year.

Sileo’s new show can be heard and viewed at twitch.tv/DanSileoShow.

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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Michael Kay: Vin Scully Was ‘A Gift From The Gods’

“No one can come close to his talent and his ability to communicate so easily with his audience.”

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As sports media figures continue to mourn the passing of Vin Scully, Yankees television play-by-play announcer Michael Kay penned a special op-ed to Scully in The New York Post.

Kay noted the sheer length of Scully’s career — pointing out he announced games for Jackie Robinson and Gil Hodges just as he did for Clayton Kershaw — and how his style “transcended generations”.

“If you listen to how some called a game in the 50s, you can question if they would even be hired by today’s execs or, more importantly, accepted by today’s audience,” Kay said. “Scully was just as good and relevant in 2016 as he was in 1950. There is an incredible genius to that accomplishment.”

The two baseball broadcasters both graduated from Fordham University, which Kay said bonded them after they were introduced to one another in 1999 by Scully’s friend Keith Olbermann.

Kay also echoed a sentiment shared by many the day following Scully’s passing: that he was the greatest sports broadcaster of all time.

“In an era of hot takes where debate shows argue about the greatest this and the greatest that, there is no debate that Scully is simply the greatest sports broadcaster who ever lived,” Kay definitively said. “No one can come close to his talent and his ability to communicate so easily with his audience.”

He later added Scully’s ability “was a gift from the Gods. A lovely, soft, easy voice and a disarming manner that made him sound like a friend and not an authority figure giving you the score.”

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NFL Network’s Kyle Brandt Will Host Podcast With Omaha Productions

Among other duties, Brandt will be hosting a podcast distributed by ESPN called Kyle Brandt’s Basement.

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You’ll soon be able to hear NFL Network’s Kyle Brandt on your favorite podcast platform.

Brandt, who co-hosts Good Morning Football, signed on with Peyton Manning’s Omaha Productions according to Adam Schefter.

Among other duties, Brandt will be hosting a podcast distributed by ESPN called Kyle Brandt’s Basement.

“I’m thrilled about this show, and I’ll be shot out of a cannon every single day,” said Brandt. “It’s in my own basement and I’ve got games, toys and takes. I can promise one thing: it will not be boring.”

Caesars Sportsbook will be supply all betting lines for Brandt’s show. Caesars will also present Brandt’s weekly gambling segment Caesars Picks: This Time It’s Personal where Brandt will risk his own personal items around his basement when picking games based on Caesars Sportsbook spreads.

Brandt’s show joins a lineup of six other podcasts originally announced back in June.

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DirecTV Strikes Deal with Amazon to Carry Thursday Night Football in Bars and Restaurants

. Owners were being faced with the choice of having to upgrade their video systems to handle streaming video. Some are not currently equipped to do so.

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This season, Thursday Night Football moves over to Amazon’s streaming service for the first time. That might be good for consumers at home, but that left a drastic issue still with bars and restaurants carrying the games.

John Ourand of Sports Business Journal reports that Amazon has agreed to allow DirecTV co carry its games to bars and restaurants. Owners were being faced with the choice of having to upgrade their video systems to handle streaming video. Some are not currently equipped to do so. Some establishments that have upgraded their equipment recently have run into issues syncing the video to go to different televisions from the stream.

DirecTV is also entering its last season with NFL Sunday Ticket.

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