Most people are enjoying the fact that the Buffalo Bills are in the AFC Championship Game this Sunday for the first time since 1993. However, it turned out to be a messy situation for Nick Wright from First Things First on Fox Sports 1.
Wright made a bet with Colin Cowherd before the postseason that the Bills would not win a playoff game while Cowherd said that the Bills would make it to the AFC Championship Game. The loser would have to cover themselves in ketchup and mustard on the air. To add insult to injury, Wright had to go out and buy his own ketchup and mustard that he would end up being covered with on Wednesday’s edition of The Herd.
Well, Wright lived up to his bet after getting the chance to tell Cowherd why teams should trade their next ten first round picks to get Houston Texans’ quarterback DeShaun Watson, stick by his “Tom Brady is done” takes, and share his thoughts on Kyrie Irving returning to the court on Wednesday.
Cowherd dragged Wright’s appearance out into two segments as viewers waited in anticipation. Then, while wearing a Josh Allen t-shirt that he had to make because he could not find a jersey and a Bills hat he bought, Wright’s bet was paid off as he aired the clip that was previously recorded in the New York area:
Even while Wright still had mustard in his ear, that did not stop him from taking a shot at “Bills Mafia” for not being able to get an Allen jersey.
“By the way, Bills mafia, I have been hearing about this mafia for a long time. I live 4 hours south of Buffalo. Shouldn’t a mafia extend far enough that I could find a Josh Allen jersey anywhere in the Tri-State Area? I was out shopping for 3 hours yesterday. I don’t even know if you are a crime syndicate if no one can buy your jerseys outside the Niagara Falls area.”
Despite the Bills letting him down in the first two weeks, that is not stopping Wright from picking against the Bills when they play the Chiefs on Sunday, saying that he would “triple and quadruple down” that Buffalo will lose on Sunday. Regardless of whether or not Wright is right or wrong on Sunday night, at least he paid off the bet and provided The Herd’s audience some entertainment.
Scott Zolak: Tom Brady Should Retire And Go To Fox Right Now
“When I hear Tom Brady say how he has more to prove, what exactly, what is it?!”
Whenever Tom Brady decides to actually quit playing in the NFL for good, we now know what his next chapter will be.
News broke Tuesday that Brady has signed a contract to become the new lead analyst for FOX’s top NFL broadcast booth. The deal, according to reports, is for 10 years, $375 million.
Scott Zolak and Marc Bertrand came back from commercial break on Tuesday after having just talked about Brady’s move when they heard the official financial figures involved in the deal.
Zolak said there’s no question Brady should quit sooner rather than later.
“When I hear Tom Brady say how he has more to prove, what exactly, what is it?!” he said. “Like those numbers? Come on!”
Bertrand took the conversation in a different direction saying that this mega-contract is setting Brady up to eventually be a sports team owner.
“Ownership of something will be in play,” he said. “With his connections, as he’s starting to spread out…There’s something else coming on top of this after this. This is step one of the process. This guy’s got a plan.”
Bob Heussler Reflects On WFAN Career
“I will be in the rotation a little bit. It’s not like I’m going to completely disappear.”
Another longtime voice at WFAN is stepping away from the microphone. This time, it is Bob Heussler cutting down his work schedule. He won’t be gone completely from the station though.
Heussler, who has been at the station since 1993 and is affectionately known to listeners as “Mr. Met,” will no longer be a full-time voice on WFAN’s airwaves. His last day as a full-timer will be May 12th.
“This is my last week as a full-timer,” he said on Tiki & Tierney. “I will be in the rotation a little bit. It’s not like I’m going to completely disappear. I’ll pick up a part-time shift here or there. But for all intents and purposes, Brandon, this is it as far as an everyday presence is concerned.”
Heussler reflected on being an original listener of WFAN when it went live in 1987. He said he’s always been an avid radio listener and been passionate about the industry. Getting to work at WFAN was at the top of his career achievements list.
“Arriving at The Fan was a huge moment for me,” he said. “I told some people recently that I am one of those people who was listening on July 1, 1987 when The Fan went on the air.”
Heussler also talked about the evolution of the role update anchors play. With how fast news travels nowadays, the role has changed.
“Back then, and certainly at the beginning in 1987, the updates were the key to the works early on,” he said.
Nate Kreckman: If Tom Brady Gets $375 Million, How Much Would Peyton Manning Get?
“Everybody knows that Peyton Manning would be better than Brady at that role.”
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady made headlines yet again on Tuesday. He signed a 10-year deal to become an analyst with FOX Sports whenever he decides to retire.
On Altitude Sports Radio 92.5 in Denver, Nate Kreckman and Andy Lindahl reacted to the news of Brady’s $375 million contract and wondered what someone like Peyton Manning would earn if he pursued a full-time career in broadcasting.
“Everybody knows that Peyton Manning would be better than Brady at that role,” Kreckman said. “It’s because he’s an inherently more charismatic and entertaining individual.”
Lindahl said it would become like a normal quarterback negotiation at that point. If Brady is making $37.5 million per season, Manning could start by asking for $40 million. Kreckman countered saying that Manning could make $50 million per season if a network really wanted him.
Whether or not that is a valid point, we will likely never know. ESPN has given Peyton Manning and his Omaha Productions a serious commitment and ultimate flexibility with the ManningCast. It would be hard to imagine Peyton giving that up to become part of a traditional television booth.
Lindahl added that the amount Brady will make is still just a surreal figure.
“I just am shocked, I am shocked, that we’re talking about $37.5 million for a guy to call games,” he said. “That’s not hedging a bet at all. That’s just saying, ‘We’re all in.'”
The duo wondered what would happen if things didn’t work out with Brady in the booth. There are legends of various sports working as analysts, but not all of them are good at the job. There certainly have been guys in NFL broadcast booths who didn’t succeed. Tom Brady will get plenty of time to get it right.
“Could he be any worse than Wayne Gretzky? I don’t think TNT’s getting rid of Wayne Gretzky,” Lindahl said. “Why? Because he’s Wayne Gretzky.”