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Aaron Rodgers on Hub Arkush: ‘I Think He’s An Absolute Bum’

“He’s a bum and I’m not gonna waste any time worrying about that stuff. He has no idea who I am. He’s never talked to me in his life.”

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

One day after Hub Arkush called Aaron Rodgers “the biggest jerk in the league” and revealed that he wouldn’t vote for the Packers’ quarterback for MVP based on reasons not related to football, Rodgers got a chance to fire back.

“I think he’s a bum. I think he’s an absolute bum,” Aaron Rodgers said when asked about Hub Arkush.

The three-time MVP said that Arkush does not know him well enough to say that he is a bad guy. He got in another shot, saying that no one knew who Arkush was before he made the comments he did.

Arkush made his comments on Chicago’s 670 The Score on Tuesday. Danny Parkins asked him if MVP voters received any guidance regarding unvaccinated players and if that was part of the reason Arkush was so adamant about not voting for Rodgers.

“There’s no guidelines. We’re told to pick the guy we think is the most valuable to his team,” Arkush answered. “I don’t think it says anywhere ‘strictly on the field’.”

Arkush went on to say that he made his determination before the season began and long before any information came out about Aaron Rodgers being unvaccinated.

“I listened to the comments, Rodgers said on Wednesday. “But to say he had his mind made up in the summer time, in the offseason that I had zero chance of winning MVP, in my opinion, should exclude him from future votes.”

Rodgers added that he doesn’t believe Arkush’s problem is about anything other than Rodgers choosing homeopathic immunotherapy over the Covid-19 vaccine.

“So if he wants to go on this crusade and collude and put an extra letter on this award just for this season and make it the most valuable vaccinated player, then he should do that,” Rodgers concluded. “He’s a bum and I’m not gonna waste any time worrying about that stuff. He has no idea who I am. He’s never talked to me in his life.”

By Wednesday, Arkush seemed to agree that he had made a mistake. He wrote for Shaw Media that his comments were “childish” and especially expressed remorse for bringing the integrity of the AP’s voting process for NFL MVP, colleagues, and past winners’ validity into question.

“I couldn’t possibly be more sorry for dragging all of you into my mess and I hope you will accept my apology.”

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Joy Taylor Says Aaron Rodgers Is More Likeable After Pardon My Take Appearance

“It makes him astronomically more likeable,” Taylor said.

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On Monday, the Pardon My Take podcast dropped their latest episode which featured an interview with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Big Cat, one of the show’s co-hosts, is a Chicago Bears fan and has spent a lot of time not liking Rodgers publicly.

Colin Cowherd saw one of the many clips that the show shared and brought up how much he thought that Rodgers took ribbing from Big Cat and the podcast in stride. That’s when Joy Taylor offered that the interview could help Rodgers in the long run.

“It makes him astronomically more likeable,” Taylor said. “When you can show that you don’t take yourself that seriously, all of the animosity that people have towards you just kind of starts to wither away.”

She added that the disarming quality helps if people don’t perceive Rodgers as thinking he has all the answers.

“When people feel like they are projecting ‘I know more than you’ and ‘I’ve got it all figured out’ energy, people are like: ‘you got to be the smartest guy on the room all time time? You’re not.’

This is so likeable,” Taylor said. “It’s really funny.”

Cowherd agreed and even said he is probably going to go listen to it after the show.

“Aaron is genuinely laughing as they make fun of him and that is an incredibly endearing quality.”

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WNSR Debuts ‘Power Hour’ with Sami Kincaid

Nashville’s WNSR debuted Power Hour with host Sami Kincaid.

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Power Hour with Sami Kincaid

Nashville has a brand new voice to listen to on WNSR and her name is Sami Kincaid. On Saturday, the station debuted Power Hour with host Sami Kincaid.

The debut show featured Associated Press writer Teresa Walker, Vanderbilt women’s basketball guard Jordyn Cambridge and North Georgia assistant softball coach Alea White. The show is focused on women that are operating inside sports.

The show airs Saturdays from 9-10a CT.

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Toucher and Rich: Dennis Eckersley’s Retirement a “Huge Loss”

“When Eckersley got in there (the booth),” Shertenlieb started, “he was great. It made all of them better when Dennis Eckersley was around. It’s going to be a huge loss.”

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On Monday, Dennis Eckersley announced that he was going to retire from the Boston Red Sox television booth at the end of this season. The current NESN analyst is leaving after twenty years on the air with the team.

The news broke during Toucher and Rich on 98.5 the Sports Hub and it gave show co-host Rich Shertenlieb a chance to mention the news and praise the departing personality.

“When Eckersley got in there (the booth),” Shertenlieb started, “he was great. It made all of them better when Dennis Eckersley was around. It’s going to be a huge loss.”

The show spent the rest of the segment talking about what Eckersley offered that made him so unique. That’s when Matt McCarthy, fill-in for Fred Toucher, said that Eckersley was exactly what you wanted in an analyst.

“You want someone that’s going to give you an opinion,” McCarthy said. “Eck gave you an opinion. He’ll be missed.”

McCarthy also pointed out that this is the latest major shakeup that has happened to the television broadcast in recent years.

“There’s no doubt this is a blow,” McCarthy added. “This is a tremendous loss to that Red Sox broadcast to which has taken a lot of hits over the years with the loss of Jerry Remy, the decision to move on from Don Orsillo and now Dennis Eckersley retiring… they are going to have to find an entertainer in there. Matt McCarthy

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