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Fox’s Adam Amin Intrigued by Sean Payton, Sean McVay Taking Troy Aikman’s Spot

“We don’t get a lot of coaches in the booth anymore.”

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The biggest current story in sports media is Troy Aikman’s reported move to ESPN. After the news broke Wednesday night, virtually every sports radio show in the country at least touched on Aikman leaving Fox for Monday Night Football.

That led to conversations on Aikman’s merits as a broadcaster, who the best NFL broadcast crews are, whether or not viewers really tune in for the announcers, and the massive salary that Aikman will reportedly receive.

But 670 the Score’s Parkins and Spiegel talked to someone who actually calls NFL games for Fox on their show Thursday. Adam Amin was on one of the network’s top broadcast teams with analyst Mark Schlereth and reporter Shannon Spake. (Of course, he’s also the Chicago Bulls TV play-by-play broadcaster, which is the main reason Parkins and Spiegel had him on.)

Having worked with some of the names being mentioned as possible replacements for Aikman, Amin praised Greg Olsen, who many believe will take over the No. 1 game analyst position, but also had some thoughts to share on the coaches that are reportedly being pursued as broadcasters.

“I’ve had a lot of conversations with Sean Payton and I don’t think he likes holding back when it comes to matters of the league,” said Amin. “So I think that would be an interesting person to be in the booth.”

Amin clarified that he has no inside knowledge of what Fox executives and producers might be thinking, saying that he’s in a lower tier that won’t be affected by the “big shot stuff.”

“I was curious about the Sean McVay rumors because, again, I’ve had a lot of conversations with Sean McVay and I think he’d be very insightful” he added.

“I think he’d be interesting, especially as a younger person with a different perspective on how organizations, how coaches treat analytics, how they treat 4th-and-1 situations based on yard line and score… We don’t get a lot of coaches in the booth anymore.”

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‘NFL Total Access’ Comes to an End After 21 Years on NFL Network

“Today is our last show and while our team is disappointed, we are excited about what’s next for us at NFL Network.”

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‘NFL Total Access’ has been a part of the NFL Network since 2003 and today it is set for its final episode. The news of the show coming to an end came down earlier this month. Many of the current show participants took to social media to post their thoughts including hosts Mike Yam and Kimmi Chex along with analyst Chase Daniel.

“Tonight marks the last ever episode of NFL Total Access,” said Chex. “I was 7 years old when this show aired meaning that I spent my life watching. Co-hosting our flagship program this past season has been the honor of my career. I’m not going anywhere but for now, it’s goodbye TA.”

Yam said, “It’s been an absolute thrill hosting NFL Total Access. Today is our last show and while our team is disappointed, we are excited about what’s next for us at NFL Network. “Thank you” isn’t nearly enough to express the gratitude I have for the team. See you at 7est for 1 more run.”

A report from The Athletic said the show would be replaced “at least in the interim” by Insiders with Ian Rapoport, Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero.

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NBCUniversal Names Olympic Hosts for USA, CNBC and E!; Kathryn Tappen Headlines

“We are excited to have an experienced group of hosts to present the most compelling stories, news, and interviews as we take viewers from event to event throughout the Games.”

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NBCUniversal announced its hosts for coverage of the Olympic Games Paris 2024 on USA Network, CNBC and E! Cara Banks, Laura Britt and Trenni Casey will all be a part of the coverage on CNBC and E! Lindsay Czarniak, Carolyn Manno and Kathryn Tappen will all take part in the USA Network coverage.

The Opening Ceremony of the 2024 Paris Olympics is Friday, July 26 on NBC, Peacock, and Telemundo.

Coverage on USA Network, CNBC, and E! is expected to include Team USA men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, and volleyball, as well as swimming, gymnastics, and track & field, and more.

“We are excited to have an experienced group of hosts to present the most compelling stories, news, and interviews as we take viewers from event to event throughout the Games,” said Rebecca Chatman, Vice President and Coordinating Producer, NBC Olympics Production in a release.

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Mike Tirico, Danica Patrick Return to Host Indy 500 for NBC Sports

Seven-time NASCAR Series champion Jimmie Johnson will join NBC’s pre-race and race coverage. When his broadcasting duties are completed, Johnson will be flying to Charlotte Motor Speedway to drive in the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600.

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With less than two weeks until the event, NBC Sports has officially announced its team of race and studio commentators for the 108th Running of the Indianapolis 500. For the sixth year in a row, we can expect to see familiar faces such as host Mike Tirico and studio analyst Danica Patrick contributing to pre-race, in-race, and post-race coverage.

The race will air at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, May 26, on both NBC and Peacock.

Seven-time NASCAR Series champion Jimmie Johnson will join NBC’s pre-race and race coverage. When his broadcasting duties are completed, Johnson will be flying to Charlotte Motor Speedway to drive in the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600.

Leigh Diffey, Townsend Bell and James Hinchcliffe will call the race for the sixth consecutive year. Marty Snider, Dillon Welch, Dave Burns, and Kevin Lee will serve as pit reporters. Former NASCAR driver Jeff Burton and Kim Coon will serve as roaming reporters.

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