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Colin Cowherd Critical of Bears For Leaking Interest in Russell Wilson

Cowherd went through the various reasons why either side would leak the information and landed on the Bears general manager Ryan Pace. Cowherd’s theory is due to Pace not wanting to swing and miss on another quarterback.

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The Chicago Bears have had a rough off-season as they said goodbye to Mitchell Trubisky. The 26-year-old never lived up to expectations after the Bears traded up, passing on notable quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson, to draft him.

Fox Sports’ Colin Cowherd hasn’t missed an opportunity to criticize the Bears on his program The Heard. Cowherd ripped the team for how its quarterback search this off-season. During this week’s shows, Cowherd stated that the Bear’s don’t know what they’re doing after their social media team uploaded a photo of Andy Dalton, who they signed to a one-year deal, with the caption “QB 1.”

Now Cowherd is once again criticizing the Bears, saying the team is trying to influence the media with PR instead of actual news.

When discussing the report that the Bears remain in the Wilson sweepstakes, the Fox Sports host discussed who leaked the news of the Seahawks quarterback still being on the market. His belief is Ryan Pace, Chicago’s GM, is pushing that narrative and it might not necessarily be true.

Cowherd ripped the Bears and Pace for how the team played up its interest in Russell Wilson. Cowherd says that the chances of landing the Seahawks’ QB were “about 5 percent” and Pace played up the link anyway. It set the fan base up for disappointment.

Matt Nagy doesn’t get the same treatment. Cowherd believes Nagy can coach and hopes he gets the chance to get out of Chicago to prove it.

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Pat McAfee Feels Good About His College Football MegaCast Debut

“I feel good going into the next one. I feel like we’ve learned from this first one,” he said.

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The College Football MegaCast featuring Pat McAfee and his daily YouTube show’s cast debuted on ESPN2 over the weekend, and McAfee is looking forward to the next edition.

On his show Monday, McAfee told co-host A.J. Hawk that he felt good about how the show went considering it was uncharted territory to be in.

“We had no idea how successful it would be,” McAfee said. “Like this is the first time we’re being judged in a different fashion. I don’t think we marketed it much, you know, because I don’t think we knew how it was gonna go.”

The alternate feed is being produced for ESPN by Omaha Productions, which is also responsible for the ManningCast which runs alongside the traditional Monday Night Football broadcast.

McAfee said this first show turned out to be a learning experience and that they started off on the right foot.

“I feel good going into the next one. I feel like we’ve learned from this first one,” he said. “We had no idea, it was very much of a roll of the dice. Going into the next one I think we’re gonna try and make it even grander and bigger, and I’m very excited for it.”

As for the style in which they covered the Clemson/N.C. State game, McAfee added that the giveaways and guest interactions added a lot of value.

“I think it’s the right way to watch a game, and to be honest I think it’s keeping us all invested as much and even more,” he said.

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LA Clippers Sign New Contract with Bally Sports

The multi-year agreement will go into effect this season. Bally will carry 63 of the team’s 2022-23 regular season games.

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The Los Angeles Clippers will continue its relationship with Bally Sports, completing a new deal over the weekend to keep Bally as the team’s regional sports network.

The multi-year agreement will go into effect this season. Bally will carry 63 of the team’s 2022-23 regular season games. Additionally, 11 games will be carried by KTLA, giving the team some additional viewership reach. The remaining eight games will be broadcast on national television.

Brian Sieman will continue on as the play-by-play broadcaster for games, with Jim Jackson and Mike Fratello swapping the analyst chair. Jamie Maggio and Kristina Pink will be reporting.

According to the Los Angeles Times, all signs pointed to the team and the network hashing out a new contract.

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ESPN’s NFL Programming Sees Big September Growth

For ESPN, September has been a really strong month with their NFL programming.

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For ESPN, September has been a really strong month with their NFL programming.

Sunday NFL Countdown is averaging 1.4 million viewers per show thus far in 2022. That up 15% from 2021’s first three shows of the NFL season. The season premiere – Sunday, Sept. 11 – averaged 1.6 million viewers, tying the network’s best Week 1 audience for the show since 2016 and is up 35% year-over-year.

NFL Live experienced large growth too. The episode airing after the first NFL Sunday, on Monday September 12, averaged 664,000 viewers which beat every NFL Live episode last season, including the most-watched episode on 2021 (December 17) which grabbed 635,000 viewers.

Monday Night Countdown is averaging 1.3 million viewers for its two, non-staggered September episodes, which aired in its traditional timeslot (6-8 pm).

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