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Pat McAfee Doesn’t Mind Colin Cowherd Questioning His Journalistic Integrity

“Wednesday McAfee joked that while elite journalism schools did initially show interest in him as a football player, most of them backed away once they saw hi’s grades.”

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Colin Cowherd took what could be considered a shot at Pat McAfee on Wednesday’s edition of The Herd. In discussing Aaron Rodgers, Cowherd said that the Green Bay Packers’ quarterback likes going on McAfee’s SiriusXM show because he knows McAfee will not ask him hard questions.

McAfee responded to that accusation with tongue planted firmly in cheek, saying that he has never thought of himself as a journalist and the same goes for most of his show’s staff.

“I am not a journalist and thank God for that. But I can respect people that are,” McAfee said “The Jeff Passans, the Colin Cowherds. I respect that job. I can exist in a similar space as you, but it’s much different.”

Wednesday McAfee joked that while elite journalism schools did initially show interest in him as a football player, most of them backed away once they saw his grades. He said that Northwestern compared his low grades to his high SAT score and said it showed admissions officers that McAfee was “academically lazy”.

“What I’m saying is, I haven’s finished my journalism degree yet, but I’m gonna try my best, Colin. And I will cross-examine Aaron next time I talk to him,” McAfee said at the end of the segment on Wednesday.

Rodgers made regular appearances on McAfee’s show on SiriusXM throughout the football season. McAfee would ask a number of football questions but often the conversations would be derailed by questions about movies, Rodgers’s celebrity friendships, and food.

During the visits, Rodgers also was not shy about his feelings towards more traditional media types, saying that he preferred the regular visits with McAfee and former Packers teammate AJ Hawk to talking to reporters or going on other sports talk shows.

“What it’s allowed me to do is silence all the douchebags out there who are talking for me and either making themselves more relevant by using my name or running with stories that were not really based on any type of fact,” the presumed MVP said during his visit to the show on Tuesday. “And look, I’ve grown as a person and I’ve said things and done things I wish I’d handled a little better, but this was a great natural, authentic — whatever.”

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1010XL Jay Fund Radiothon Raises Nearly $250,000 For Pediatric Cancer Research

“In the 15 year history of the radiothon, the station has raised just under $1.6 billion for the Jay Fund.”

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Jacksonville’s 1010XL used its airwaves to raise money for the Jay Fund for the fifteenth year earlier this week. The radiothon was a smashing success, raising $249,784 to fight pediatric cancer.

This year’s total is a new record for the event. In the 15 year history of the radiothon, the station has raised just under $1.6 million for the Jay Fund.

“I’m truly amazed at the generosity of the 1010 XL listeners in times when a carton of eggs cost six dollars,” said General Manager Steven Griffin, “and equally amazed how the hosts, producers, radio staff and volunteers come together with a singular focus to year-after-year produce these results in one broadcast day.”

Former Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin started the Jay Fund in memory of  Jay McGillis, who developed leukemia while playing for Coughlin at Boston College.  The organization has helped over 5,000 families and given away over $16 million in grants in Northeast Florida and the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan Area.

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Parkins & Spiegel Wonder If Trent Dilfer Will Still Appear On Their Show After Taking UAB Job

“I will just say that his status with the show and the station is uncertain.”

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Former ESPN NFL analyst Trent Dilfer has been hired as the new head coach at UAB. However, Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel wondered if that meant Dilfer would no longer be making his weekly appearances on Parkins & Spiegel on 670 The Score.

“Our guy is no longer gonna do a radio show out of Chicago?” Parkins joked, referencing an incident last month where Dilfer failed to say “Parkins & Spiegel during an appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd.

“I don’t know that that’s the case,” Spiegel replied.

“We don’t know that yet,” producer Shane Riordan said. “We have only shared a couple of text message — Trent and I — this morning and I will just say that his status with the show and the station is uncertain.”

Later in the show, Parkins and Spiegel jokingly wondered what jobs they could have on UAB’s staff, with Parkins balking at being a sports information director. He did say he would welcome being the offensive player caller, but believed that job might fall under the purview of Dilfer.

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Mike Milbury: Jack Edwards Is ‘Awkward’ and ‘A Different Breed’

“Like him or love him, I’m not gonna judge him. As a guy that’s been cancelled, I have no right anymore.”

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Boston Bruins television play-by-play announcer Jack Edwards has come under fire for recent comments he made about Tampa Bay Lightning forward Pat Maroon and his weight. In turn, Maroon donated money in Edwards’ name to a mental health organization. On The Greg Hill Show Thursday, former NHL on NBC analyst Mike Milbury both slammed and defended Edwards.

“Jack Edwards. Who’s Jack Edwards? He went through all of junior high school being picked on and bullied,” Milbury said. “Now he’s trying to get even. Wouldn’t you want to smack that guy, Wiggy? Skinny, scrawny, mouthy son of a bitch.”

“Jack is screaming at the TV all the time,” he continued. “I gotta turn it down half the time.”

When asked by Courtney Cox if it was appropriate for Edwards to make comments about Maroon’s weight, noting that the comments were “awkward”, Milbury said Edwards is a divisive presence.

“Jack is awkward. I think half of Boston hates him and half of Boston loves him. He certainly loves the Bruins and is passionate about it but he’s a different breed of cat. Like him or love him, I’m not gonna judge him. As a guy that’s been cancelled, I have no right anymore.”

Milbury was “cancelled” after saying NHL players in the league’s playoff “bubble” weren’t being distracted by their wives and girlfriends being present. He was dropped by the NHL on NBC after the comments and has not resurfaced on a major network.

The comments and questions to Milbury came after Cox and co-host Jermaine Wiggins disagreed about whether Edwards’ comments were warranted.

Wiggins said he “thought hockey players were supposed to be tough”, adding “he’s got a few extra LBs. It’s a joke.”

Cox countered by saying “it’s not a joke. No one should be talking about it. Jack Edwards went on for like five minutes about it. It wasn’t funny.”

Hill said when Wiggins was in the NFL, nobody cared what television broadcasters said about them. Cox argued by saying “in your day, nobody talked to a therapist, either”.

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