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You Better You Bet Launches Special 2 Week Draft Series

“In addition to RADIO.COM, You Better You Bet – Countdown to the Draft will be offered terrestrially on a multitude of Entercom sports stations around the country.”

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With the first round of the NFL Draft less than ten days away, Entercom launched a new show to help prepare fans for the event. You Better You Bet – Countdown to the Draft will air nightly this week, April 13-17 and again April 20-22, concluding April 27.

The special series will be hosted by Nick Kostos and Ross Tucker of You Better You Bet, which airs on the RADIO.COM Sports Digital Network. In addition to RADIO.COMYou Better You Bet – Countdown to the Draft will be offered terrestrially on a multitude of Entercom sports stations around the country. 

“We are looking forward to providing our listeners with in-depth coverage of the NFL Draft as it goes virtual for the first time ever,” President of Sports, Entercom Mike Dee said in the press release. “This year’s draft will get even more attention than usual given the void of games and sports news from leagues typically in-season during these unprecedented days. Nick, Ross and our expert contributors are set to lead the national discussion on which trades and picks teams are likely to consider in the days leading up to the first round on Thursday, April 25.”

Kostos and Tucker will be joined by RADIO.COM Sports Insiders Jason La Canfora, Brian Baldinger, Michael Lombardi and Mark Herzlich to cover all league stories, providing NFL Draft analysis, news and insight. 

In addition to the RADIO.COM app, the following Entercom stations will carry the draft special on their terrestrial airwaves:

WJZ-FM Baltimore
WEEI-AM/FM and WVEI Boston/Worcester
WGR Buffalo
WFNZ Charlotte
WSCR Chicago
WKRK-FM Cleveland
WXYT-FM Detroit
WORD Greenville-Spartanburg
KCSP Kansas City
KXST Las Vegas
WMFS-AM/FM Memphis
WQAM and WAXY Miami
WSSP Milwaukee
WWL-AM/FM New Orleans
WIP-FM Philadelphia
KDKA-FM Pittsburgh
KFXX PortlandWVEI-FM Providence
KGMZ-AM/FM San Francisco
WWEI Springfield, MA
WJFK-FM Washington
KFH Wichita

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Kirk Herbstriet Wants To Be Held To Same Standard For NFL As College Football

“Herbstreit was on The Pat McAfee Show on Friday and he said he is already at Pro Football Focus in Cincinnati doing his research.”

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The NFL schedule was released last week, and Thursday Night Football has a lot of interesting matchups for its first year on Amazon Prime. It is also a new broadcast booth with Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit on the call. 

With Herbstreit now adding Thursday Night Football to College Gameday, he has already started preparing for the upcoming season. Herbstreit was on The Pat McAfee Show on Friday and he said he is already at Pro Football Focus in Cincinnati doing his research.

“I’m just trying to lay a foundation,” said Herbstreit. 

Herbstreit told McAfee that whenever anyone asks him to talk about a college team, he can quickly tell them what the DNA of that team is. Now he wants to bring that level of preparation to his NFL broadcasts. He will look at a different matchup every week this summer to get a more detailed idea of what each team is about: 

As for his connection with Al Michaels, Herbstreit mentioned he has gone out to dinner with him a couple of times and he wants to make going out to eat with his broadcast partner a frequent deal.

“Hung out with him 2-3 times. Had a chance just to get to know him. When you go into a new deal, I love like Wednesday night dinner, I want to make a staple and just hang out and get to know him and hopefully he will get to know me. When you do that, it allows you to have natural chemistry.”

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Andrew Mason To Succeed John Clayton At 104.3 The Fan

“Mason comes to The Fan from DNVR, a digital outlet where he provided written and audio content for the last three seasons.”

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John Clayton passed away earlier this year. That left 104.3 The Fan without a lead Broncos writer for the 2022 season. On Monday, the station announced that it had hired a successor in Andrew Mason.

Mason comes to The Fan from DNVR, a digital outlet where he provided written and audio content for the last three seasons.

“Mase’s work speaks for itself as one of the market’s most respected analysts when it comes to writing about and discussing the Broncos,” Raj Sharan, The Fan’s program director, said in a press release. “Replacing someone of the legendary stature of John Clayton was not something we took lightly, and we believe Mase is the perfect person to pick up that mantle and bring tremendous credibility and content to our rapidly growing digital platforms.”

Andrew Mason has a lot of credibility with Broncos fans. He has covered the team for 19 years. He has also written a book called Tales from the Denver Broncos Sideline.

The Fan won’t be his first foray into Denver radio either. Mason has previously been a host on Mile High Sports Radio and the defunct KDSP- AM.

“I’m thrilled to join The Fan team and add what I can to the efforts of building Denver’s premier online destination for Denver fans,” said Mason. “Being tasked with replacing a legend like John Clayton is a responsibility I take very seriously, and I’m honored The Fan has entrusted me with this opportunity.”

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Gregg Giannotti: ‘Drew Brees Isn’t Used To Not Succeeding’

“He’s succeeded at everything he’s ever done and then he gets into the booth and they kick him out after one year. It’s a tough spot.”

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What does the future hold for Drew Brees? Andrew Marchand reports that he is set to leave NBC. Brees himself says nothing is decided yet.

On Monday morning, Boomer & Gio discussed why the former quarterback is in this position just one year after making his broadcasting debut. Gregg Giannotti noted that if Brees was brought to NBC with the idea that he would eventually be the top game analyst, the criticism he faced last year and the network’s decision to stick with Cris Collinsworth in the Sunday Night Football booth were likely unexpected blows to his ego.

“That’s a tough spot, man, for him,” Gio said. “The guy’s been beloved his whole career. He did go through a little bit of it when people were all over his ass for saying the wrong thing one time, but here he goes. He’s succeeded at everything he’s ever done and then he gets into the booth and they kick him out after one year. It’s a tough spot.”

Boomer Esiason added that the criticism Drew Brees received for his work in the broadcast booth did not apply to his work on Football Night in America or the Sunday Night Football halftime show.

“He was good in the studio,” Boomer Esiason said. “I saw him in the studio and I liked him.”

Brees prefers calling games to work in the studio. According to Marchand’s report, that is what is at the heart of his potential exit from NBC.

The color commentator role may come with more prestige, but it isn’t easy. Esiason has experience with both positions. He calls games on the radio for Westwood One and has been a staple of CBS’s The NFL Today since 2002.

“Some guys are not meant to be game analysts, that’s all.”

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