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Jamal Adams Cancels Weekly WFAN Appearance

“Both Gray and Scott were disappointed in the decision by Adams to bail on their weekly segment, acknowledging the Jets safety was unhappy with last week’s line of questioning.”

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First Eli Manning, then Pat Shurmur and now Jamal Adams.  Weekly football spots keep quitting on WFAN, with Jets safety Jamal Adams being the latest to cancel his segment.

Adams has been a weekly interview on the FAN since last year, joining the station’s early afternoon show Maggie and Bart, formerly Carlin Maggie and Bart.  However, Adam’s second season with Maggie Gray and Bart Scott didn’t make it past Week 2.

On Tuesday, Gray shared the news by reading the following statement from Adams’ camp, “On advice from his family and representatives, Jamal has decided to no longer do his weekly radio spot.”

Last week Gray asked Adams about his decision to scrub his Twitter account of Jets references following their Week 2 loss to the Browns.  Adams avoided addressing the questions directly, instead calling it “outside noise.”

Both Gray and Scott were disappointed in the decision by Adams to bail on their weekly segment, acknowledging the Jets safety was unhappy with last week’s line of questioning.  Gray’s questions about Adams removing the Jets from his social media accounts were fair and necessary.

“I look at Jamal as like a little brother,” former Jets linebacker and current WFAN radio host, Bart Scott said.  “And this is bad advice.  It’s one thing to maybe not do it after the season, but you always start what you finish.  Listen, it is not easy. It is not easy at all to come on a radio show, and your team has never been successful…All he knows is L’s, defeats. But that’s why people look to you, because they know that they wouldn’t want to do it.

“So this is your opportunity to separate yourself from the normal athlete and from the leaders in that locker room and say, ‘Listen, I’m going to speak for us. I’m going to step up and do what’s tough.’ Every athlete has gotten here because we didn’t do what was easy. We did what was right. And it was right for Jamal to finish what he started.”

Last week, New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur cancelled his weekly appearances on Mike Francesa’s afternoon show following a difficult line of questioning in their previous interview.

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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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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Cumulus Announces 790 The Score in Rhode Island is Officially On The Air

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 Will Make $700K Advance Ahead of Nick Saban-Jimbo Fisher 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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