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94 WIP Staff Fears For Joe DeCamara’s Life As He Oversleeps

“I feel like a world-class dufus right now,” DeCamara said after joining the show about 10 minutes late.

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It’s Jon Ritchie and Sleepy Joe on SportsRadio 94 WIP’s midday show. What’s worse – falling asleep on-air, or oversleeping and missing the open? Because WIP’s midday show has an issue with the latter. 

On Wednesday, it was co-host Joe DeCamara who overslept, forcing program director Spike Eskin to put in some extra work and open the show alongside Ritchie. Eskin noted it was the second time DeCamara was late, with traffic being the previous culprit. But Ritchie probably shouldn’t be too hard on his co-host, because he once fell asleep on a train to work, missed his stop and the start of the show. 

Eskin, Ritchie and midday show producer James Seltzer noted their legitimate concern for DeCamara when he was late and unreachable Wednesday morning. Citing his frail, slender physique, they each admitted the thought of DeCamara dying in his sleep ran through their minds. 

“I was sick-to-my-stomach concerned, if we’re being honest,” Seltzer said. 

Fortunately, DeCamara was a healthy scratch for the start of the show, but that didn’t stop Eskin from roasting the midday host both on-air and on Twitter. 

Eskin’s ruthless tweet was in jest and it doesn’t appear that DeCamara is facing any real disciplinary action. The WIP program director said Ritchie and Seltzer are in charge of deciding the penalty. But again, Ritchie was also once late for sleeping. 

Ultimately, WIP made a string of phone calls to get in touch with DeCamara’s girlfriend who called the maintenance department of his apartment building to wake up the radio host. 

“I feel like a world-class dufus right now,” DeCamara said after joining the show about 10 minutes late. 

According to DeCamara, his cell phone went through an automatic update overnight, canceling his scheduled alarms. We’re all glad to hear DeCamara just overslept and was healthy enough to make it back on-air, but I would guess he invests in a backup alarm after the blunder.

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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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