Connect with us
BSM Summit
blank

Sports Online

Mike Milbury Launching Premium Podcast This Month

“I’ve already been thrown out of my job so I’ve got nothing else to lose.”

Avatar photo

Published

on

blank

Former NHL player Mike Milbury has finally found a new outlet after being let go from his longtime position as an NHL analyst for NBC Sports. He will launch his five-day-a-week podcast, Mike Milbury’s Fight Club on November 15th.

It will be a different feel for the longtime analyst, but it seems that Milbury is eager to try out the world of podcasting.

“I’ve already been thrown out of my job so I’ve got nothing else to lose,” said Milbury on his new podcasting role.

Milbury was removed from NBC Sports following his comments on players “being more concentrated” due to their wives not being able to travel to the 2020 NHL bubble. The NHL made this statement following his broadcast in the 2020 NHL playoffs while he was calling a game for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

“The National Hockey League condemns the insensitive and insulting comment that Mike Milbury made during last night’s broadcast and we have communicated our feelings to NBC.” “The comment did not reflect the NHL’s values and commitment to making our game more inclusive and welcoming to all.”

Fight Club members will have to pay $5 a month to listen to Milbury every weekday afternoon. The show is part of the Hometown Podcast Network, which features fellow Bostonians Bob Ryan and Gerry Callahan as well as John Feinstein, Andy Pollin and former Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams.

Sports Online

SiriusXM Inks Extension For ‘Let’s Go!’ With Tom Brady

“I know we just went through an hour of telling everybody you’re not coming back, but we’re gonna be right here on Let’s Go! for the next two years on SiriusXM.”

blank

Published

on

blank

While Tom Brady won’t be sitting in the top FOX Sports analyst’s chair until 2024, he’ll continue his Let’s Go! show for SiriusXM.

Nearing the conclusion of his appearance on the latest episode, host Jim Gray revealed the show and SiriusXM have agreed to an extension to keep the seven-time Super Bowl winner with the platform.

“Hey Tommy, we have one last announcement as we wrap up the program,” said Gray. “You’re coming back. I know we just went through an hour of telling everybody you’re not coming back, but we’re gonna be right here on Let’s Go! for the next two years on SiriusXM. We look forward to convening and our co-host Larry Fitzgerald will stay with us as well.”

Brady, in conjunction with Gray and Fitzgerald, launched Let’s Go! in August of 2021.

“Thank you guys, we appreciate the support,” Brady said of SiriusXM President Scott Greenstein and Senior Vice President of Sports Programming Steve Cohen. “We appreciate our fans, and look forward to many more fun years ahead.”

Continue Reading

Sports Online

Mike Francesa: 2 Week Break Before Super Bowl Leads to Media Interviewing Each Other

“It’s one game and you’re spending two weeks analyzing one game, and it’s just too much.”

Jordan Bondurant

Published

on

Mike Francesa

Many in the sports media and general media world have converged in Phoenix this week for the Super Bowl, but Mike Francesa isn’t the biggest fan of the build-up to the game.

The Phoenix Convention Center is playing host to this year’s radio row, where many of the storylines leading into the big game are dissected six times over the course of a day.

On his BetRivers podcast, Francesa said he’s never been the biggest fan of Super Bowl week and even taking two weeks between the conference title games.

“I’ve never liked these two weeks up to the Super Bowl,” Francesa said on The Mike Francesa Podcast. “I’ve never liked this week with all the hype and nonsense.”

Francesa added that at this point, all the storylines for both teams competing have been played out.

“People don’t know what to say anymore. It’s like they’re interviewing each other,” he said. “Nobody has anything to say or knows what to say.”

Still, Francesa finished his point by saying there’s an overflow of coverage leading up to the Super Bowl.

“It’s one game and you’re spending two weeks analyzing one game, and it’s just too much,” he said. “But there’s no way around it. That’s the way it works.”

Continue Reading

Sports Online

More Media Credentials Issued For Super Bowl LVII Than Ever Before

More than 6,000 media members from over 24 countries have received credentials to cover Super Bowl LVII on Sunday.

Jordan Bondurant

Published

on

blank

Almost three years removed from the COVID-19 pandemic completely shutting down the world, the Super Bowl host city is now bustling with media once again covering the NFL’s championship game.

According to Front Office Sports, more than 6,000 media members from over 24 countries have received credentials to cover Super Bowl LVII on Sunday. That figure is up 13% from last year. In 2021, during the peak of the pandemic, only 2,400 media members were allowed to cover the game in Tampa.

A number at or above 6,000 would mean a return of the number of media members covering the game back to pre-pandemic levels.

This year’s Super Bowl is airing on FOX.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

blank

Barrett Media Writers

Copyright © 2023 Barrett Media.