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Sean McDonough’s Favorite Jerry Remy Memory Involves Judge Judy

“She wasn’t warm and friendly, but she’s Judge Judy,” Sean McDonough remembered.

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The Greg Hill Show welcomed Sean McDonough to WEEI on Monday morning. He was there to share memories of the late Jerry Remy. The two covered the Red Sox together for nine years on television.

“I have worked with hundreds of analysts in all the different sports in all these places I’ve worked – I’ve kept a list and the last I looked there have been 160 different people – and nothing felt as special as the nine years I spent with Jerry,” said McDonough. “People knew he was real.”

McDonough was asked to share his favorite memory of working with Remy. He said almost all of his favorite times with Remy came during blowouts. That, Sean McDonough said, is when Remy was willing to be silly and let his true personality shine.

He did have one specific story he liked. It involved Judith Scheindlin, better known to daytime TV fans as Judge Judy. She was at Fenway Park with her grandkids and was invited into the TV booth to promote her show.

“She wasn’t warm and friendly, but she’s Judge Judy,” Sean McDonough remembered.

After the banter, Scheinlind posed for pictures in front of a display of donuts and coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts. It would be a mundane detail if Scheindlin and her family had not taken a box or two without asking.

“So that evolved into Jerry being very funny for quite a while talking about we probably have a legal action against her because she stole the donuts out of our booth,” he remembered. “Then we kept taking shots and the kids were stuffing their face with donuts.”

Sean McDonough said that Remy was always willing to share his sense of humor. That is what won him fans not just amongst the Red Sox faithful but his colleagues as well.

Jerry Remy passed away over the weekend. He had been battling lung cancer for 13 years.

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Sandra Golden: Pat McAfee ‘Can’t Work Eight Days a Week’

“I just wonder if Pat McAfee is having that ‘know thy self’ moment.”

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Earlier this week, The Athletic’s Andrew Marchand reported Pat McAfee has yet to ink a new contract to return to College GameDay on ESPN. Marchand reports the two sides are continuing to talk but no agreement has been reached as of yet. During The Steakhouse today on 92.9 The Game in Atlanta, Sandra Golden and former NFL punter Drew Butler, who was hosting in place of Steak Shapiro, gave their thoughts on whether or not it would make a difference to them if McAfee was back on the show.

“I am watching either way,” Golden said. “I’m kind of in Switzerland. I just wonder if Pat McAfee is having that ‘know thy self’ moment. It may not be a good fit for him and y’all he can’t work eight days a week. [He has] other things that he is doing that he has more control over. First of all, he’s asking for a ton of money, I can guarantee you that. And he should get it. But if it’s not [a fit], and it may not be…especially with Nick Saban now sitting up there.”

Butler explained to the listeners how McAfee’s agreements with ESPN work. “Keep in mind, McAfee has a separate deal with ESPN that allows the network to air The Pat McAfee show, Monday through Friday. He licenses that to ESPN. This is an employment agreement I would assume or some sort of contractor agreement…and I think one of the big things that he is probably weighing right now is that The Pat McAfee Show on Fridays during college football season would often be live at the College GameDay desk at that campus.”

Butler added, “I’m really excited for Coach Saban to be at that desk though, he is going to bring something special.”

After discussing McAfee, the two brought up another of College GameDay’s participants, Lee Corso. “What about Lee Corso?” Butler asked Golden. “What are we doing with Coach Corso?”

Golden replied, “I think [he is there] as long as ESPN wants him up there. I would like for them to set him up to succeed more. I think he can do great taped segments. I think that he doesn’t need to be traveling to all these places…maybe they work him in a little bit different and make it better for him.”

Corso, who played at Florida State in the 1950’s and was the head coach at Louisville, Indiana and Northern Illinois, will turn 89 in August.

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ESPN LA 710 and the ESPN LA App Are the New Audio Home for LA Kings Hockey

“This collaboration opens new avenues for our partners, providing them with unique opportunities to engage with a passionate sports audience.”

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It has been a big week for ESPN LA 710 as they have already announced a new partnership with USC to air football along with men’s and women’s basketball games. They also announced a new multi-year deal for afternoon drive co-host Scott Kaplan. Today the station announced a new multi-year partnership with the LA Kings which will see the team return to the station after they had previously partnered from 2002-06.  

All of the Kings games will stream live on the ESPN LA app. Additionally, approximately 25 games will air on ESPN LA 710 which also has partnerships with the Lakers, the Rams and LAFC.

“It’s great to be part of the ESPN Radio Family once again and we are thrilled to be partnering with their passionate team to take our radio play-by-play and audio programming forward,” said Kings President and Hockey Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille in a release.  “We look forward to bringing the excitement of LA Kings hockey to our core fanbase while also having the opportunity to reach new listeners. We are also thrilled to work with the on-air talent and leadership at ESPN Radio 710, who share our vision and are long-time friends based at L.A. LIVE.”

Sam Pines, Vice President for ESPN LA 710 owner Good Karma Brands said, “Our partnership with the LA Kings allows us to bring fans closer to the action than ever before. Both of our fan bases can look forward to an enhanced live broadcast experience with all games streamed on the all-new ESPN LA app as well as expanded Kings coverage, year-round. This collaboration opens new avenues for our partners, providing them with unique opportunities to engage with a passionate sports audience.”

The station said it will also air Kings podcasts and additional unique club audio content on the app.  


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Bill Riley Exiting Host and PD Role at ESPN 700 to Become Utah’s Director of Broadcasting

“This opportunity is a dream job, and it would not have been possible for me without the great experience that I’ve had at ESPN 700 here in Salt Lake City over the past 20 years.”

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Bill Riley, the long-time radio voice of Utah Athletics, will be joining the athletic department in the role of Director of Broadcasting. Riley, a three-time Utah Sports Broadcaster of the Year is being brought in to oversee the launch of the school’s new endeavor where it will self-produce digital game for ESPN+ as a part of its move to the Big 12 Conference.
 
Utah Athletics says it will produce 50-plus live broadcasts of home athletics competition during the next school year via the conference’s Big 12 Now digital platform on ESPN+.

Riley has been the play-by-play voice for Utah’s football and men’s basketball radio broadcasts on ESPN 700 and 92.1 FM since 2010, and also hosted weekly coaches’ shows. He will continue those duties and will also continue to teach a sports media class at the school, which he started in 2022. He will not, however, continue in his role as program director or daily host for ESPN 700 as he moves to the athletic department full-time at the end of the month.
 
 “We are very excited to bring Bill Riley into our team and benefit from his extensive experience in broadcasting and his deep connections and familiarity with Utah Athletics spanning nearly three decades,” said Charmelle Green, Utah’s Deputy A.D. and Chief Operating Officer in a release.

“This is an important new endeavor for our department and the University of Utah, and this position is critical for us to have immediate success in the broadcasting space. We’re looking forward to working closely with our university partners to build a robust broadcasting department and establish a strong presence in this industry as we enter the Big 12 Conference later this summer.”

“I am thrilled to join the amazing team at the University of Utah in this exciting new position,” Riley said. “Not only do I look forward to continuing as the Voice of the Utes, but the opportunity to play a role in this significant expansion of the U’s broadcasting capabilities will enable me to become more deeply involved with all of the Utes’ teams as we grow their coverage and expand the broadcast curriculum for students.

“The talent, vision and commitment of the Utes’ athletics staff has built a tremendous foundation for the production and distribution of digital broadcasts, as well as elite storytelling and content creation, and I’m excited to come alongside that team as we take on this new endeavor.

“This opportunity is a dream job, and it would not have been possible for me without the great experience that I’ve had at ESPN 700 here in Salt Lake City over the past 20 years,” Riley added. “It is a first-class station with first-class people, and I’m grateful that I can continue to be part of Utah radio broadcasts on the ‘Home of the Utes’ in my new role at the U.” 

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