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Marc Silverman Reveals Cancer Diagnosis on ESPN 1000

“This Friday, the 48-year old Chicago radio host will undergo a procedure to have a port implanted into his chest as he prepares for at least six rounds of chemo which will occur every 21 days.”

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While the COVID-19 pandemic presents a number frightening challenges to individuals around the globe, ESPN 1000’s Marc Silverman told listeners his next challenge will be beating cancer. 

Tuesday evening, the original ESPN 1000 employee and co-host of Waddle & Silvy informed the Chicago audience that he recently learned he has Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. According to Silvy, his form of the disease is thought to be “the most common and the most curable.” 

This Friday, the 48-year old Chicago radio host will undergo a procedure to have a port implanted into his chest as he prepares for at least six rounds of chemo which will occur every 21 days. 

“The one reason why I want to tell everybody this is because, A – I’ve always been an open book. And B – because I want to talk about it with our fans, friends and on this show with this special bond we have with Tom Waddle, Jeff Meller and Adam Abdalla. Because if I’m not able to share with my closest friends, then I’m going to be a complete wreck,” Silvy said during their Tuesday afternoon show. 

As he gets ready to begin chemotherapy, Silvy added that he doesn’t know how his body will handle the treatment, but he’ll rely on the support he gets from the show, station and listeners. Adding to the difficult situation is the COVID-19 pandemic and the precautions medical centers need to take while attempting to slow the spread of the virus. Because of COVID-19 safety measures, Silvy was unable to have his wife at the doctor’s appointment where he first realized he might have cancer, and will also be without her as he undergoes chemo treatments. 

Still, Silvy was grateful for all of the frontline healthcare workers he’s encountered, as they risk their lives during the pandemic to save the lives of others, treating people with disease and illness such as himself. “These people are saints,” Silvy said, noting how much the help and care from those workers means to him. 

“I know all of us at ESPN 1000 consider you family. You know how much we love you not just as a co-worker, but as family,” Silvy’s co-host Tom Waddle said. “Just know that you’re loved, you are family and you’re not in this fight alone. We’ll do anything necessary to make sure this can go as smoothly and easily as possible for you.”

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670 The Score Hosts Congratulate Mike Mulligan on Award From Loyola Chicago

“They’re giving me an award for correctly picking the Super Bowl on September 8th,” Mulligan joked.

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670 The Score morning host Mike Mulligan is being awarded the Father Finnegan Memorial Award from Loyola University Chicago this weekend, and some of his colleagues congratulated him on the air Friday morning.

The award is given “in recognition of outstanding humanitarianism and service to youth through athletics”. Mulligan — a 1984 graduate of Loyola University Chicago — will receive the award Saturday during the Loyola Athletics Hall of Fame ceremony during a game against George Mason.

“Tremendous award,” co-host David Haugh said. “Proud moment for the show. Proud moment for you family.”

“They’re giving me an award for correctly picking the Super Bowl on September 8th,” Mulligan joked.

“That is fantastic,” Laurence Holmes said, while his co-host, Dan Bernstein, continued to say “wow”. “Congratulations. You shouldn’t be embarrassed. You should be proud.”

“I’m being celebrated for being old,” Mully joked.

“That’s not what that award says,” countered Holmes. “It says something completely different.”

The Mully & Haugh host eventually admitted he was appreciative of the award bestowed upon him by his alma mater.

“It’s a good thing. I’m very moved by it. Sister Jean will be there,” Mully said. “She has a book coming out with — I think — Seth Davis.”

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Colin Cowherd: Tony Romo Regressing Because He Loves Golf

“I’ve always felt like Tony Romo is one of those guys — and we all have somebody in our social circle like this — he got the golf bug. He’s had it for 15 years.

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The performance of CBS Sports NFL analyst Tony Romo has been a hot-button topic in sports media circles, especially after a widely-regarded lackluster performance during the AFC Championship Game. Colin Cowherd believes he knows why Romo has regressed.

During an episode of The Colin Cowherd Podcast, the sports radio host claimed golf is the reason behind Romo’s regression.

“Romo wants to be on the Tour. He literally wants to be on the Tour,” Cowherd said. “And what’s the first thing Aaron Rodgers does in the off-season? He goes and golfs, he loves it. Both, by the way, great golfers, especially Romo. But I’ve always felt like Tony Romo is one of those guys — and we all have somebody in our social circle like this — he got the golf bug. He’s had it for 15 years.

“Tony wants to be on the PGA Tour — but he likes the paycheck from CBS.”

Cowherd also added he hasn’t hired potential employees in the past if they told him they loved golf during the interview process, saying he has a theory that as men age they “get addicted to golf”.

“They’re on PGATour.com, they’re putting in the backyard, they’re thinking about it at work, they’re scheduling a trip to Scotland and they lose sight of their other job,” Cowherd said.

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ESPN Radio Adds Lakers Games As LeBron James Nears Scoring Record

“As of Friday, February 3, LeBron James is 63 points away from Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 career points.”

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The NBA’s all-time scoring record has stood for a long time. Kareem Abdul-Jabar, the current record holder, retired in 1989. LeBron James is on the verge of overtaking him though, and ESPN Radio wants to make sure it is part of history when it happens.

ESPN Radio has added two upcoming Lakers games to its schedule. The network will carry the national feeds of games on February 7 and 9. The first game is against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The second is against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Both games will be played in Los Angeles with a 9:30 PM Eastern tip. Marc Kestecher and Vince Carter will be on the call for both games.

As of Friday, February 3, LeBron James is 63 points away from Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 career points.

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