LSU Football has fallen on rough times since winning the National Championship less than two years ago, and the frustration is starting to boil over in Baton Rouge.
That was evident after LSU’s latest 31-17 loss at the hands of the Ole Miss Rebels. The sound defeat came amidst confirmation that head coach Ed Orgeron is leaving his post at the end of this season.
It’s all been a bit too much for Charles Hanagriff and Richard Condon, who host the LSU post-game show on 104.5 ESPN in Baton Rouge. The two had a screaming war over the idea of hiring University of Louisiana head coach Billy Napier to replace Orgeron.
“YOU WANT NAPIER,” Condon said to his co-host. “NAPE, BILL, I LOVE YA. Hani, he can’t come from Lafayette…”
“SPEAK IN ENGLISH I’M NOT PUSHING NAPIER!” Hanagriff screamed back. “Your problem is you don’t listen!”
Condon, never one to back down, cooked up a few colorful insults to toss back at Hanagriff.
“I’m gonna take the end of my finger, and I’m GONNA STICK IT IN YOUR EAR!” Condon fired back at Hanagriff. “I’m gonna put your drawers in the crack of your ass!”
Earlier in the clip — graciously posted by 104.5 video producer Daniel Cardanez — Hanagriff suggested the team should just hand over coaching duties to students for the rest of the 2021 season.
“You said they’re not in as good of shape,” Condon said. “Why is that?”
“Because they… THE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH IS DOING A LOUSY JOB,” Hanagriff shouted. “FIRE THE WHOLE DAMN BUNCH OF THEM. YOU GOT FOUR GAMES LEFT TO GO, JESUS.”
Ironically, the rumor mill has pointed Lane Kiffin’s direction when it comes to Orgeron’s replacement at LSU. The Ole Miss coach is among a few of the names floated as a possible replacement for Orgeron. Whoever gets hired has to face the wrath of 104.5 ESPN after disappointing performances.
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.”