Connect with us
BSM Summit
blank

Sports Radio News

Doug Gottlieb Trusts NFL In Health Protocol Debate

blank

Published

on

NFL 2017: Super Bowl 51 - Radio Row

Doug Gottlieb isn’t ready to press the panic button on the NFL season just yet. Over the weekend, dozens of players tweeted messages of concern about the league’s lack of health and safety guidelines with the hashtag #WeWantToPlay.

Gottlieb says he doesn’t think a delay in releasing plans or information was a sign that the league was disorganized. He offered two possible explanations, saying whichever one is true, it is clear that NFL owners know what they are doing.

“There are only two possible reasons that the NFL would delay such talks as to what they’re gonna do and how they’re gonna do it,” Gottlieb said on his FOX Sports Radio show. “The first is to get as much information as possible, which feels like at least 50% of the logic. The second part, and this is far more devious, is the longer you wait, the less leverage that NFL players have.”

Had the NFL revealed its plan to its players a month ago, Gottlieb argues that players would have been able to argue for more concessions from the owners. Waiting as long as they did put the players in a position where all they could do is acknowledge that they want to play and want to work out a plan. He added that American sports fans have allowed NBA and MLB players to “be our guinea pigs” and that the NFL “will figure this thing out.”

Those are both logical explanations, but it isn’t out of the question that the NFL just didn’t have a plan at all. This is the same league that bungled its response to both traumatic head injuries and player protests. As Mark Liebovitch pointed out in his 2018 book Big Game, NFL owners tend to be a reactive, and not proactive, group of decision makers.

Sports Radio News

Craig Carton Offers to Have Jon Jastremski on ‘Carton & Roberts’ to Put Feud to Rest

“I have no problem with him, but I’m just trying to figure out how I became the bad guy here. That’s all. He’s not gonna want to come on obviously.”

Jordan Bondurant

Published

on

blank

WFAN host Craig Carton wants to bury the hatchet with former WFAN host and current host at The Ringer Jon Jastremski.

On Friday’s edition of Carton & Roberts, Carton wanted to bring Jastremski on the show so the two could put an end to their back and forth. Jastremski on his Ringer podcast last week called Carton a crook, referencing Carton’s three-year prison sentence, and told him to “take a f–king hike.” This was over comments Carton made about Jastremski leaving WFAN to work at The Ringer. Carton likened the career move to going to work as a manager at McDonald’s.

But Carton made it clear he doesn’t think badly of Jastremski. He just wants to get to the bottom of why there’s a perceived beef between them.

“I have no issue with JJ,” Carton said. “I have no problem with him, but I’m just trying to figure out how I became the bad guy here. That’s all. He’s not gonna want to come on obviously. Tell him it’ll go good. We’re not yelling and screaming. I just want to hear his perspective, and we can put it to rest. I just don’t get it.”

Carton added that him being critical of Jastremski’s career move hasn’t been an isolated thing.

“I thought Howard Stern shouldn’t have gone to SiriusXM. I said that,” Carton said. “I thought when (Chris “Mad Dog” Russo) went to SiriusXM it was a bad career move. I think it is!”

Carton reiterated that he wasn’t going to walk back any of the things he said about Jastremski’s decision to leave WFAN. He said that if Jastremski is happy where he is, that’s great. But he just felt like it probably would’ve been wiser for Jastremski to stay in radio.

“If you’re making more money good for you!” he said. “But I thought that from a young career perspective you’re better off being at The Fan than on a podcast. Cause you get lost in the shuffle in a podcast in my opinion. Maybe I’m wrong.”

Continue Reading

Sports Radio News

Massachusetts Senator Asks Carmakers to Continue Utilizing AM Radio

“Broadcast AM radio remains a crucial, cost-free source of news, sports, and weather, and, more importantly, is an essential medium for public safety officials.”

Jordan Bondurant

Published

on

blank

While you’re seeing more and more frequently talk stations that previously occupied AM radio frequencies migrate fully to FM frequencies, one U.S. Senator in Massachusetts is giving hope to stations still on the AM side of things.

Sen. Ed Markey (D) recently penned a letter to some 20 car maufacturers emploring them to continue producing vehicles that have access to AM stations.

“Broadcast AM radio remains a crucial, cost-free source of news, sports, and weather, and, more importantly, is an essential medium for public safety officials — including the president — to communicate with the public during emergencies,” Markey wrote.

Recent Pew research indicates some 47% of Americans still receive news from radio. Some electric vehicle makers have said AM radio signals are often subject to interference from EV batteries. But Markey believes many of those companies are working to find alternative solutions to that problem.

Continue Reading

Sports Radio News

Nick Wilson: Deshaun Watson Press Conference ‘Insulting’ To Local Media

“You — neither Deshaun, his lawyers, or anybody involved in this — get to dictate what those reporters get to say, ask, or think.”

blank

Published

on

blank

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson met with the media for the first time yesterday since being reinstated by the NFL after the league ruled he was guilty of violating the Personal Conduct Policy due to improper sexual advances towards more than two dozen massage therapists. 92.3 The Fan afternoon host Nick Wilson called Watson’s press conference “trash” and “insulting” to local media.

Watson told reporters he would only answer football related questions from the assembled media members, which Wilson took issue with.

“You can’t bury this story simply by saying ‘I won’t talk about it’,” Wilson said. “It is insulting to the media who covers this team. This is not about Nick Wilson, I promise. This is about the beat reporters who cover this team. It is insulting — intentionally or not — to say ‘You know what, guys? I love y’all, but I’m going to dictate what you ask me’.

“You don’t do that. You dictate when you speak, your opening statement, or how you respond. You — neither Deshaun, his lawyers, or anybody involved in this — get to dictate what those reporters — who work very hard day in, day out covering this organization, covering Deshaun Watson, covering this town — get to say, ask, or think. That was trash.”

Co-host Dustin Fox added the whole job of the media is to bring information to fans, and Watson wouldn’t allow reporters to do that Thursday, and may never do that.

Continue Reading
Advertisement blank
Advertisement blank

Barrett Media Writers

Copyright © 2022 Barrett Media.