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Desmond Howard Goes After Nebraska On Get Up!

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With Tuesday’s news that the Big Ten and Pac-12 are postponing football until the spring, one school in the Big Ten is still hoping that they can play college football in some way this fall. That would be the University of Nebraska. 

On Tuesday, a joint statement was issued by head coach Scott Frost, Athletic Director Bill Moos, and Chancellor Ronnie Green when the announcement was made about the postponement of football.

“We are very disappointed in the decision by the Big Ten Conference to postpone the fall football season, as we have been and continue to be ready to play,” it reads. “We will continue to consult with medical experts and evaluate the situation as it emerges. We hope it may be possible for our student athletes to have the opportunity to compete.”

Before the postponement announcement, Frost told the media on Monday that the school was ready to play football no matter what.

On Wednesday’s edition of Get Up, ESPN College GameDay analyst and Michigan alum Desmond Howard had a strong take on Nebraska that if they don’t apologize to the conference, then maybe the conference could work on getting them out.

“I have a bitter taste in my mouth about that whole thing. I think it is greatly disrespectful to the new commissioner, Kevin Warren,” the Heisman Trophy winner and Super Bowl MVP said. “You think that they are the only team that really wants to play? Of course not. All the teams and all the coaches want to play, but they are not whining and crying. I think at this point I would demand an apology from the chancellor, president, and Scott Frost or if I am Kevin Warren right now, I am working on a way to get their ass out of the Big Ten.”

Later in the show, Howard was back on with Jalen Rose to talk more about Nebraska, but before that, he told the audience what he tells people when they ask him whether or not there is going to be a college football season. 

“When you get on social media or you watch the news and you see protests about not wearing a mask and they don’t want to practice social distancing… I said those people are actively sabotaging our chances of having a college football season because once those numbers keep spiking and we are still breaking records, then you put the commissioners and the presidents in a position that they can’t have a college football season.”

Towards the end of the show, Howard along with Rose gave some advice to the athletes that are disappointed about not having football this fall.

“Use your time wisely. Don’t just invest in your physical health, invest in your mental health too. Read books. Check out something on YouTube and find out how to do different things, things that may interest you that you never had the time to do before but invest in your mental health just as much as you do your physical health.” 

While Howard’s words for Nebraska will make more headlines, his advice to young athletes as a former Heisman Trophy winner should not go unnoticed. 

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Warriors Fans Throw Objects At Charles Barkley On Inside the NBA Set

“Barkley yelled back at the crowd but never actually left the set.”

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Charles Barkley is no stranger to being the object of fans’ ire. The cities of San Antonio and Cleveland have a history of being the butt of the Round Mound of Rebound’s jokes. Thursday night in San Francisco, fans of the Warriors took things to a different level, throwing objects at Barkley on the Inside the NBA set.

The TNT studio show was broadcasting live from outside the Chase Center. The crowd chanted “Chuck, you suck!” at Barkley before the game. After Golden State clinched a birth in the NBA Finals, things got physical.

Fans threw things at the set, including a rolled-up t-shirt, which hit Charles Barkley in the back of the head. That resulted in Barkley leaving his seat and bowing up to the audience.

“Come on Chuck!” Ernie Johnson pleaded as Kenny Smith repeatedly said “Sit down Chuck.”

Barkley yelled back at the crowd but never actually left the set.

Now that the Western Conference Finals are over, TNT’s NBA schedule has concluded. That doesn’t mean Charles Barkley won’t return to San Francisco for the NBA Finals, but it is highly unlikely given the reception he has received there.

Barkley spent most of the postseason telling Golden State fans they were annoying and need to shut up and saying the city of San Francisco has “dirty ass streets”.

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Jon Miller To Call MLB Sunday Leadoff Game On Peacock

“According to a press release, Jason Benetti has a scheduling conflict.”

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Legendary play-by-play man Jon Miller will be returning to the national broadcast booth on Sunday. He will call the San Francisco Giants vs. Cincinnati Reds game for Peacock. He’ll be joined in the booth by Barry Larkin and Shawn Estes.

According to a press release, Jason Benetti has a scheduling conflict. Benetti, the regular play-by-play voice of Peacock’s MLB Sunday Leadoff, is also the television voice of the Chicago White Sox. NBC Sports Chicago has prioritized this weekend’s series between the White Sox and Cubs, making Benetti unavailable to the national broadcast.

Miller has been calling Giants games since 1997 and previously shared the Sunday Night Baseball booth on ESPN with hall of famer Joe Morgan.

The broadcast, called MLB Sunday Leadoff, will begin at 11 a.m. with pregame coverage hosted by Ahmed Fareed. The game broadcast begins at 11:30 a.m.

The game will take place in an exclusive two-hour broadcast window prior to the start of the rest of the league’s day of games.

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Amazon Eyeing Pat McAfee For Thursday Night Football Megacast

“No deal is done yet. A source tells McCarthy that it hinges on McAfee’s very busy schedule, but a Megacast is appealing to the former punter.’

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First it was the Mannings. Now it’s McAfee. Michael McCarthy of Front Office Sports reports that Pat McAfee could be at the center of an alternate broadcast of Thursday Night Football on Amazon in the 2022 season.

No deal is done yet. A source tells McCarthy that it hinges on McAfee’s very busy schedule, but a Megacast is appealing to the former punter.

Rumors of Amazon’s interest in McAfee began to bubble up last month. While he never directly addressed them, he did make mention on his show that he was “up to something” and insinuated that Amazon wasn’t the only company he was talking to.

McAfee has said on his show in the past that he wants to be part of an NFL broadcast. However, he is firm in that it would not be in the broadcast booth.

“I can’t call games. Not yet,” McAfee said on a show in February. “Have to be done with this show to call games. Because that’s like a 3-day, 4-day thing.” 

In addition to his daily show, McAfee is also committed to the WWE. He is on the road for Smackdown every Friday.

There is no word on exactly what a Pat McAfee-centered broadcast would look like. When reports first came out regarding discussions with McAfee, Ryan Glasspiegel of The New York Post reported that moving The Pat McAfee Show to Amazon was on the table. If that happens, it would make sense to use his entire crew on the Thursday Night Football presentation.

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