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Mediaite Names Stephen A. Smith Most Influential In 2021

“Covid-19 has been the biggest story in the world over the last two years. The men that occupy each of the top two spots on the list could not be approaching it more differently.”

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The end of the year is coming quickly and it is time to give out props to some of the most prominent members of the sports media landscape in 2021. Former BSM scribe Brandon Contes announced his list for Mediaite of the most influential names in sports media for this past year.

Not too many people have had a better 2021 than Pat McAfee, but Contes has him at number 6. Nothing speaks more to McAfee’s value to the sports media industry than FanDuel paying McAfee $30 Million just to be promoted on his show.

McAfee has gained a ton of exposure thanks to his weekly interviews with Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers, but there is no doubt that McAfee has earned everything that he has gotten this year.

Covid-19 has been the biggest story in the world over the last two years. The men that occupy each of the top two spots on the list could not be approaching it more differently.

Number 2 is OutKick founder Clay Travis, who made the leap from Fox Sports Radio to conservative news talk. He and Buck Sexton slid into the sport formerly occupied by the late Rush Limbaugh on Premier Networks. The entrepreneur also sold Outkick to Fox in 2021, making Travis the network’s lead intersection between sports and politics, frequently joining the likes of Tucker Carlson, Greg Gutfeld and others.

Contes had Stephen A. Smith as the most influential person in sports media, and it is very hard to argue. Smith talks about just about everything for ESPN and is most likely the worldwide leader’s most recognizable face. 

The entire list is as follows:

  1. Stephen A. Smith
  2. Clay Travis
  3. Charles Barkley
  4. Dave Portnoy
  5. Nate Burleson
  6. Pat McAfee
  7. Mina Kimes
  8. Dan Le Batard
  9. Jemele Hill
  10. Skip Bayless

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Sean Bass Gets Texas Rangers’ World Series Box Score Tattooed on His Back

“It’s on the left side below the shoulder blade…about 12-13 inches long.”

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Sean Bass, co-host of The Sweet Spot on The Ticket in Dallas, showed off his new tattoo today, which just so happens to be the box score from Game 5 of the 2023 World Series. The tattoo is to commemorate the Texas Rangers winning the World Series, and was something Bass said he would do 14 years ago.

Bass’ co-host David Mino set up the reveal, saying, “This has been the best year of Sean Bass’ life. The Texas Rangers won the World Series, we get to go to [Spring Training], it’s all you’ve been talking about…also, you got a radio show, that’s awesome, big year for you. You said this 14 years ago, in 2010?”

Bass explained, “Sometime around mid-July, I was filling in for Ty doing The Hardline ‘Tickers’…we were talking about how the good the Rangers were. I was feeling very good about where the Rangers were at that moment in time and I said, ‘Listen if they win the World Series, I will get the full game-winning box score tattoed on my back.

“The crew loved the idea, because if you open up a newspaper and read a box score, it’s not what you get on some websites, it’s everything…its runners left on base, time of game, the umpires, all the pitching lines, all the hitting lines, you name it.”

Bass continued, “It didnt happen in ’10, of course we were one strike away twice in 2011 and I would have been very happy to do this then. Then, we go through the desert for over 12 years, of not making the Fall Classic. And then they got it done in five games against Arizona and I was like, ‘Ok, man of my word, I’ve talked about it on the air enough, let’s do this.’ And this week was the right time.”

Bass had a PDF made of the actual box score from the Dallas Morning News and took it to a local tattoo artist. He said four and a half hours after he sat down it was complete.

“That is beautiful,” said Mino as he described the tattoo. “It’s on the left side below the shoulder blade…about 12-13 inches long.”

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ESPN 1410 WING-AM in Dayton Adds New Midday Show

Starting on March 25th, Chatterbox Sports’ Off The Bench with founder Trace Fowler will air from Noon to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday on ESPN Dayton.

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Dayton’s ESPN 1410 WING-AM is partnering with Chatterbox Sports in a deal which will see the station add a new midday show. Starting on March 25th, Chatterbox Sports’ Off The Bench with founder Trace Fowler will air from Noon to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday on ESPN Dayton. The Kinner & Kev Show, which airs in afternoon drive on the station and is hosted by Justin Kinner and Kev Nash, will now also be broadcast live on Chatterbox YouTube from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

As Fowler and Kinner discussed the upcoming moves, Kinner said, “There’s some opportunity to combine our radio station with your digital platform, you guys are kicking ass…a big opportunity here.”

Fowler laid out how the programming schedule will work, saying, “We are going to go from the 12 to 3 slot in Dayton, for as long as you’ll have us, we will see how long we make it on radio. We will be 10 to 12 [on Chatterbox] every single day and then we will go from noon to 3 on ESPN in Dayton, 1410 WING-AM”

Chatterbox is the outlet where you will also find former Cincinnati Reds announcer Thom Brennaman, who hosts Dialed In with Thom Brennaman.

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Danny Parkins: Colin Cowherd was “Making People Upset Again”

“He’s not listening to this show enough, Danny…He’s going way too far to try and make a point.”

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Danny Parkins and Matt Spiegel of 670 The Score in Chicago responded to a verbal attack thrown at the Chicago media by Colin Cowherd of FOX Sports Radio and FS1. Parkins introduced a clip on the Parkins and Spiegel Show by saying, “Colin Cowherd was talking about Chicago again and he’s making people upset again and it has to do with the Bears.”

The topic was rumors about Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields and whether or not the team will keep him or trade him, as they hold the first pick of the NFL draft which will take place starting April 25. The decision the Bears have to make has been the dominant topic for Chicago sports radio for several weeks.

Cowherd said on his show, “…[Fields] doesn’t win a lot of games and that’s a problem. Don’t listen to the analytic nerds, good quarterbacks win close games. He is a dreadful 4th quarter quarterback, the worst in the league. Chicago media, their opinion of him is just not reality. Everybody else sees it, the Chicago media all season long tried to defend him, elevate him, protect him, promote him. Maybe they’re watching Ohio State film.”

Cowherd then went on to give Fields’ second half statistics and compared him to New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson. “…New York media never defends Zach Wilson,” Cowherd continued. “They call it as they see it, as they should, I respect that. Chicago media: ‘This guy deserves another year.’ He is, in the second half, Zach Wilson. The New York media calls it, the truth. The Chicago media has been protecting him and buying into this ‘ we really like him’ [from the Bears]. Stop it, c’mon.”

“I’m offended by being looped in with whoever he is talking about as propping up Justin Fields and not speaking the truth,” Spiegel said. “He’s not listening to this show enough, Danny…He’s going way too far to try and make a point.”

Parkins replied, “To say that Justin Fields is Zach Wilson so that Chicago media should treat Justin like New York media treats Zach Wilson, I just think it’s crazy…I do think Chicago media is softer than New York media. We are.”

Spiegel interjected, “I think [Cowherd] is inventing a particular branch of the media, which I don’t believe exists anymore.”

Parkins came back with, “The New York media would not treat Justin [Fields] like they have treated Zach Wilson, because Justin has accomplished more than Zach Wilson.”

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