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Chris Carlin’s Michael Kay Show Appearance Cut Short

“Before the show began, an Entercom executive reached out to ESPN New York to remind Carlin that if he did spend two hours on air with Kay that he would forfeit the remaining three months of salary on his contract.”

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Chris Carlin was set to spend two hours with the Michael Kay Show on 98.7 ESPN New York on Wednesday. He ended up being on air for right around thirty minutes.

Kay and Carlin talked about Carlin being let go by WFAN and what his future plans are. Carlin had nothing but positive things to say about his former employers. It was Kay that sounded angry. That might be because Entercom forced him to change the show’s plan for the day.

Before the show began, an Entercom executive reached out to ESPN New York to remind Carlin that if he did spend two hours on air with Kay that he would forfeit the remaining three months of salary on his contract.

“They’re so mean-spirited and petty, to stop a guy from going on the air,” Kay said after Carlin left the studio. “If he’s that bad that you fired him, what do you care if he’s on the air for two hours with us?”

During his time on air, Carlin said he was surprised to be let go, but he tries not to hold a grudge. In fact, when Kay said that he would be rooting for former partners Maggie Gray and Bart Scott to fail if he were in Carlin’s shoes, Carlin noted that he loved his former partners “to death” and thinks they will have a lot of success.

“I think I’m pretty good, but Maggie was the breakout star of the show and Bart knows so much about everything and people don’t even know how much Bart works. Bart just works,” Carlin said. “I love him to death. And they’re unbelievable people who have your back all the time.”

Carlin did not reveal any future plans. There was also no discussion about what his appearance on ESPN New York could mean for his future. He is under contract with Entercom through the end of the year. He will continue calling Rutgers football games.

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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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