As many have noticed this football season, the New York Giants are not a great team. They’re not terrible or a complete dumpster fire, but they’re not great…or even good. Organizationally, the team isn’t in great shape either.
Adding a great football mind or two would certainly help. The addition of someone with experience around the team, either as a player or front office member, would be a welcomed addition for a franchise searching for ways to turn things around.
On Wednesday’s edition of Boomer and Gio, Boomer Esiason stirred up an interesting discussion. He suggested that Giants legend and two-time Super Bowl champion Phil Simms should be a consideration as the team’s next president of football operations or the general manager.
That turned heads in the studio. Boomer was pressed on the notion that he was speaking for Simms.
“I can’t speak for him…But his love and his passion is the game of football along with his two sons, Matt and Chris,” Esiason said of his CBS Sports colleague. “They’re just psycho about it, and that’s great. I appreciate that.”
Later, Boomer was asked if he was told to suggest that idea. He said he didn’t have first-hand knowledge that Simms wanted a front office job, but that he was just making an observation.
“Nobody tells me to put anything out, and I don’t put things out. I’m just telling you what I see from where I sit.”
Later in the day, New York Daily News Giants reporter Pat Leonard was asked by Sal Licata about the possibility of Simms taking on a front office role. Leonard said he hadn’t heard anything about it, but it wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility that Simms could be considered for some kind of consulting position.
“I have not heard of (Simms becoming GM or president of football operations) coming to fruition,” he said. “The Giants would be wise to lean on anyone with the stature and knowledge, especially with their organization, of Phil Simms.”
Licata went on to say that if the Giants were looking for someone with great knowledge of the franchise to help lead them in the right direction, it didn’t make sense to shoot down the idea immediately.
“Why would they dismiss that so quickly? Like Phil Simms wouldn’t walk in the building and immediately make you better? You kidding me?,” Licata asked. “The answer should’ve been, ‘Anything’s possible at this point.’ That should’ve been the report.”
Jordan Bondurant is a features reporter for Barrett Sports Media. He works full-time as a multimedia specialist at the Virginia State Corporation Commission, while also putting in part-time work for News Radio WRVA and 910 The Fan in Richmond. Additionally, you can find Jordan contributing coverage of the Washington Capitals for the blog NoVa Caps. His prior media experiences include working for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Danville Register & Bee, Virginia Lawyers Weekly and ABC 8News. He can be reached by email at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter @J__Bondurant.
ESPN Radio 94.1 Sells Station Naming Rights To Priority Automotive Group
“The programming on the station does not change.”
Max Media has found an interesting new revenue stream in Virginia Beach. ESPN Radio 94.1 has sold its naming rights. The station has rebranded as Priority Auto Sports Radio 94.1 ESPN.
“This is an important partnership for us,” said Priority Automotive COO Matt Elmer. “At Priority Automotive we think sports ties everyone together, so this is a great opportunity for us to be a voice in the community and partner with the number one voice for sports in Hampton Roads, ESPN 94.1.”
The programming on the station does not change. Listeners in the 757 will still hear the nationally syndicated ESPN Radio lineup except for in afternoon drive when The Tim Donnelly Show is on the air.
“The partnership between ESPN 94.1 and Priority Automotive is a natural evolution for both companies,” President and Market Manager Keith Barton added. “From the many youth organizations to college teams, Priority Automotive Has been dedicated to sports in Hampton Roads for decades. Max Media is incredibly proud to be partnered with such a class organization.”
Priority Automotive owns 17 car dealerships across Virginia.
SiriusXM Plots Super Bowl LVII Coverage
“SiriusXM will deliver fans around the country the unique mix of sports, music and entertainment programming that you can only find on SiriusXM.”
SiriusXM has announced its extensive plans for coverage of Super Bowl LVII and the events leading up to the big game.
A dedicated Super Bowl pop-up channel on SiriusXM Channel 104 will be just one of the avenues SiriusXM plans to cover the event. Amber Theoharis will conduct interviews with players, and personalities making their way through Radio Row throughout the week that will air on the pop-up channel.
Mad Dog Sports Radio will have a large presence on Radio Row, with shows hosted by Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, Adam Schein, Dusty Dvoracek, Danny Kanell, and Steve Torre all airing live on location in Arizona. Former NFL All-Pro wide receiver Brandon Marshall will be on hand to host I Am Athlete Tonight from the event, as well.
“With all eyes and ears focused on Phoenix for Super Bowl Week, SiriusXM will deliver fans around the country the unique mix of sports, music and entertainment programming that you can only find on SiriusXM,” said SiriusXM President and Chief Content Officer Scott Greenstein.
“With multiple game broadcasts, several channels in Phoenix covering the latest news and providing expert analysis on the teams, interviews with many of the celebrities in town for the game, and our exclusive concert with Luke Combs, our subscribers will have exceptional access throughout the biggest week on the NFL calendar.”
ESPNU Radio hosts Colt McCoy, Rick Neuheisel, and Max Starks will also be in Arizona on Radio Row, in addition to Dusty and Danny hosting their shows each day from Radio Row.
Fantasy football expert Jeff Mans and SportsGrid Radio host Scott Ferrall will also originate content from Radio Row.
SiriusXM will offer four different game broadcasts of Super Bowl LVII. The Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles home broadcasts will each air, as will the national Westwood One call. Additionally, a Spanish-language broadcast will also be provided. Listeners will also be able to hear the halftime show — performed by pop star Rihanna — on Sirius XM Hits 1, The Heat, and Super Bowl LVII Radio.
BetQL Network Going to Arizona for Super Bowl Week
“Three shows will be at the BetMGM Sportsbook in Glendale.”
BetQL is headed to Radio Row. Audacy’s sports betting radio network will be in Arizona ahead of Super Bowl LVII.
Three shows will be at the BetMGM Sportsbook in Glendale. BetQL Daily and You Better You Bet will be live Monday through Friday. BetMGM Tonight will be live Monday through Thursday.
The network’s hosts will stay busy in the desert. BetQL is producing 52 hours of live audio and video content. Hosts are also scheduled to make 25 live appearances across other Audacy radio stations and digital channels.