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McLovin Bids Farewell to Dan Patrick Show

“Dan changed the trajectory of my work life, there’s no doubt about it.”

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After 12 years, Andrew “McLovin” Perloff’s run on ‘The Dan Patrick Show’ is over. Perloff’s final show took place on Thursday. Fans will be able to hear from him again soon, as he begins a new show with Maggie Gray on CBS Sports Radio in January.

Given that it was McLovin’s last day as a Danette, it was only fitting that everyone said their goodbyes.

“Forever indebted to McLovin, who accidentally probably gave us more moments than if he had tried to do it,” Patrick said. “Thank you for being a great friend, a great teammate, and we wish you well.”

Perloff said he would miss his fellow Danettes, Paul “Paulie” Pabst, Todd “Fritzy” Fritz and Seton O’Connor, immensely. But he was thankful to have been given a chance and incorporated into the show.

“My heart is filled with gratitude,” he said. “I’m not going to forget the small details.”

Perloff reflected on his role on the show and how the opportunity from Patrick took him somewhere he never expected to go.

“Dan changed the trajectory of my work life, there’s no doubt about it,” Perloff said. “Dan figured out that I could incorporate into ‘The Dan Patrick Show’, and I think that was really smart.”

Seton said he had fond memories of McLovin’s smack talking Brook Lopez and Eli Manning, but also praised his willingness to do whatever was needed to produce great content for the show.

Pabst recalled how Perloff got the name ‘McLovin’, pointing out that it stemmed from his interview with Pabst and Dan at the very beginning. Perloff stood out from other candidates, but the reference to the “Superbad” character was part of the decision too.

“Andrew was kind of gawky and goofy,” Paulie said. “Dan said he looked like McLovin’s uncle, like an older version of ‘McLovin’.”

In the end, the guys expressed how they will miss having Perloff around, but Pabst made it clear that he wouldn’t be an emotional wreck.

“It’s like if you took something off the menu at my favorite restaurant, that type of missing,” he said. “I’m still going to go to the restaurant, let’s not kid each other. But damn, the French onion soup’s not on the menu? It’ll bother me, but I’ll get over it.”

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NHL All-Star Game Airing Exclusively on SiriusXM After Contract Extension

The game — held on Saturday, February 4th — will feature Steve Kouleas and Gord Stellick in the booth. Scott Laughlin will work as the broadcast’s rinkside reporter.

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SiriusXM and the NHL have reached an extension that will see the satellite service continue to carry every league contest. The new multi-year deal will run through the 2028-2029 season.

Part of the deal includes the NHL All-Star Game airing exclusively on SiriusXM. The game had previously been distributed by Westwood One before Sports USA Media took over the rights in 2021.

The game — held on Saturday, February 4th — will feature Steve Kouleas and Gord Stellick in the booth. Scott Laughlin will work as the broadcast’s rinkside reporter. All three are regulars on NHL Network Radio. Stellick and Laughlin serve as hosts of NHL Morning Skate, while Kouleas hosts the station’s afternoon show, The Power Play.

NHL Network Radio will also provide live coverage of the league’s All-Star Media Day on Thursday, February 2nd and the NHL All-Star Skills Competition on Friday, February 3rd.

The deal includes SiriusXM continuing to produce and distribute SiriusXM NHL Network Radio on the platform for the duration of the contract.

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Peter Rosenberg: Gio’s Rant ‘Gimmick Infringement’ of Don La Greca

The comment from Rosenberg comes after Giannotti was critical of he and La Greca last week. Giannotti claimed the pair were “bootlicking” Michael Kay.

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The war of words between WFAN’s Boomer & Gio and 98.7 ESPN New York’s The Michael Kay Show continued Monday, with a quip from Peter Rosenberg about a rant from Gregg Giannotti.

Giannotti, a Vikings fan, was discussing his viewing situation during Monday morning’s show as the franchise played the New York Giants. His wife, two daughters, mother, mother-in-law, and best friend joined him to watch the Super Wild Card game, and the WFAN host detailed that the situation grew more tense with each passing moment due to comments made by those in attendance.

Giannotti eventually admitted to yelling at his friend, and jokingly shouted “Not the time, Louise!” after his mother-in-law commented about how good the Giants had gotten during a Saquon Barkley touchdown run.

The rant didn’t go unnoticed by Rosenberg, however, and he replied to Giannotti’s video clip of the segment by saying “Fake Don Lagrecca (sic) much? This is called gimmick infringement”.

The comment from Rosenberg comes after Giannotti was critical of he and La Greca last week. Giannotti claimed the pair were “bootlicking” Michael Kay after walking back comments he made about getting a producer at the station fired by calling them “performance art”.

While criticising Kay, Giannotti could not identify Rosenberg, only calling him “whatever his face”.

“He’s gonna retire. It doesn’t matter whether you kiss his ass or not, it’s not gonna be the difference in you getting that job when he leaves,” Giannotti said of La Greca and Rosenberg. “Just stop it. Just stop kissing his ass.”

Rosenberg responded to the disapproval from Giannotti last week by tweeting “My favorite part of the trash talk from the guy on the fan is ‘pick on someone your own size Michael Kay… pick on me’…LOL who are you?!!!!”

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Jim Rome: Sad Paul Allen Is The Saddest Thing Ever

“Never mind letting yourselves down, never mind letting your employer down, never mind letting your fans down, you let the great P.A. down.”

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One of Super Wild Card Weekend’s biggest upsets came in the Giants/Vikings game on Sunday afternoon, and Vikings radio voice Paul Allen obviously wasn’t thrilled about the final offensive play.

Jim Rome picked up on that listening to Allen’s call of Kirk Cousins finding T.J. Hockenson short of the line to gain, ending Minnesota’s season.

Rome said he hurt for Allen, who like many followers of the Vikings were shocked to see the second seed in the NFC playoffs bounced the first weekend.

“On the one hand sad P.A. is the saddest thing ever. I hate that so much,” Rome said Monday. “But he turns into pissed P.A. too. I mean that is a brutal way to lose. And what’s sadder than sad P.A.?”

Allen went viral halfway through the 2022-23 season, with his calls of a wild game against the Buffalo Bills on November 13. Allen went through a complete roller coaster of emotions as Buffalo fought to win 33-30 in overtime.

Rome added that he thought disappointing Allen was the worst of all for the NFC North champs.

“Never mind letting yourselves down, never mind letting your employer down, never mind letting your fans down, you let the great P.A. down,” he said.

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