Aaron Rodgers returned to The Pat McAfee Show this week for his regular Tuesday appearance. As many hoped, he did not have an announcement regarding his future plans, whether it was to play for another NFL team or retire.
Yet Rodgers did reveal that he hadn’t stopped by since the Green Bay Packers season ended because he’d been on a 12-day cleanse. A Panchakarma cleanse, to be more specific. Rodgers knew that would prompt questions and encouraged viewers to do some research, only saying that “it originated in India and has been going on for thousands of years,” involved a “specific diet,” and is something he’s done in previous offseasons.
On WEEI’s The Greg Hill Show Wednesday morning, Courtney Cox included Rodgers’ cleanse in her report and went into some detail on what it entails. After doing some research, she said she wished she’d never looked it up and wouldn’t do the cleanse for a million dollars.
“It begins with a special massage, using specific oils that move toxins into the GI tract. You can probably guess where I’m going once I say ‘GI tract,'” Cox explained. “The cleanse then moves into the therapeutic vomiting stage to help cleanse the lungs and remove mucus from the body. Next up, take laxatives to rid the body of excess bile and improve the digestive system. Then comes the enemas, which remove feces, urine, bile, and other, uh, stuff from the body.
“Then you go into nasal therapeutics that help clean the sinuses. Now, I think about any type of sinus situation, I get that spray. In this, someone dips their pinky finger into butter and inserts the finger into the nose and gives a nasal massage… And the final step of this cleanse is the detoxification of blood, which is done through blood-letting. If you don’t know what blood-letting is, that is when one would get a leech and place it on their body to remove a small amount of blood from the veins.”
“The guy is a freak,” Cox concluded. “He is an absolute, certifiable freak.” Jermaine Wiggins then joked that this was the opposite of Tom Brady’s “TB12 Method.”
Cox, Wiggins, and Hill then discussed the more conventional practice of using colonics to clean out old debris and undigested food that may have accumulated in the body, and could actually be an enjoyable experience. Rodgers’ cleanse, however, does not sound pleasant.
Hey, to each their own, right? Rodgers spared the Pat McAfee Show audience of the gory, explicit details. And since it’s a 12-day endeavor, we could presume that McAfee and his crew aren’t going to try it for themselves any time soon. Fortunately, we have sports radio hosts and update anchors, along with numerous articles on sports websites, that can satisfy our curiosity.
Ian Casselberry is a sports media columnist for BSM. He has previously written and edited for Awful Announcing, The Comeback, Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, MLive, Bleacher Report, and SB Nation. You can find him on Twitter @iancass or reach him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doug Gottlieb: Nobody Cares About World Cup Once USA’s Eliminated
“I’m sure people in the soccer world are still talking about the World Cup. But zero people I know in real life are talking about the World Cup today.”
The United States has been eliminated from the 2022 World Cup, and FOX Sports Radio host Doug Gottlieb believes that will return the sport back to its usual place inside the sports media landscape.
“I’m sure people in the soccer world are still talking about the World Cup,” Gottlieb said on his In The Bonus podcast Monday. “But zero people I know in real life are talking about the World Cup today.
“You can tell me how big soccer is in the world — and I’m not gonna dispute it — and you can tell me we’re doing better in the world than we’ve ever done — and I’m not gonna dispute it, it’s fine — but the fact is that as soon as that match was over we went from a couple of hours of soccer guy, or writer guy who’s really a soccer guy at heart, talking about should we change coaches, tactics, players, or whatever, and then it’s over. I don’t know who won and I don’t care.”
Gottlieb later added that soccer has been “the sport of the future” for his entire life, but added that college basketball is going on right now, and it isn’t on the national sports radar, either.
Jon Marks Working Without At Contract at WIP
WIP is currently in the midst of changes to its lineup due to the upcoming departure of legendary morning host Angelo Cataldi.
94WIP afternoon host Jon Marks has revealed he is working without a contract.
A report from CrossingBroad.com claims Marks mentioned the development on the air two weeks ago, and Marks confirmed the news when the outlet asked him for comment.
He did not, however, wish to say much more about the situation. WIP is currently in the midst of changes to its lineup due to the upcoming departure of legendary morning host Angelo Cataldi.
In late October, the station announced the current midday show of Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie would replace Cataldi in the mornings. Longtime morning co-host Al Morganti will remain with the station but will no longer be heard in mornings once DeCamara and Ritchie take over. Anchor Rhea Hughes will stay in the morning timeslot.
The station has yet to name a new midday show to replace DeCamara and Ritchie. Marks is currently teamed with former NFL linebacker Ike Reese from 2:00-6:00 PM. The two were paired together in 2017.
Boomer Esiason Wonders If Joe Buck Was Criticized Before Energetic Monday Night Football Open
“Maybe he was doing that emphatically because somebody criticized him as flat or something.”
Monday Night Football got off to an energetic start last night, with the usually reserved Joe Buck showcasing an exuberant attitude while discussing the weather and the fact that the calendar has already flipped to December. WFAN morning host Boomer Esiason wondered if there was an ulterior motive to Buck’s raucous start.
In addition to the energy exuded by the Monday Night Football announcer, Buck nearly howeld in excitement as the network showcased Tom Brady’s usual scream of “Let’s F—ing Go!”, by shouting “Yeah! Let’s go! I can’t say one of those words!”
The excitement was noticed by Boomer & Gio update anchor Jerry Recco who played the audio for the show, with Boomer Esiason wondering if Buck was proving a point to someone.
“Maybe somebody told him he was too downcast the previous broadcast,” Esiason wondered. “Maybe he was doing that emphatically because somebody criticized him as flat or something.”