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Blue Wire Adds Hollywood Producer Rob Fee to Lead Maxx Crosby’s Video Podcast

Most recently, Fee worked with Will Smith and his company Westbrook Media on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion special for HBO Max and the WFH: Will From Home short video series.

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Blue Wire is making more of a shift from audio podcast to video content. A big part of that will be the upcoming show featuring Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby that will be produced from the Wynn Las Vegas Studio.

According to Blue Wire, Crosby’s as-yet-untitled show could be described as an internet clip show featuring viral videos and stunt attempts that go wrong. Crosby and co-host Roqui Theus will react to those videos on each podcast along with a lineup of special guests.

To make sure Crosby’s show is a top-notch video product, Blue Wire has brought in Hollywood producer Rob Fee to lead development and production. Fee’s impressive résumé includes writing horror comic books for Marvel and working as a head writer for Disney XD’s Player Select, which sounds a bit similar in concept to Crosby’s podcast.

Most recently, Fee worked with Will Smith and his company Westbrook Media on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion special for HBO Max and the WFH: Will From Home short video series.

Fee will work with the Blue Wire team in all aspects of production including researching and writing, while utilizing his experience in the post-production process.

“We are incredibly excited to work with Maxx on almost a weekly basis from our studio in Las Vegas,” said Blue Wire executive producer Coale Henderson Blue. “The energy has been great so far. We can’t wait for people to see what we’re up to.”

Announced last November, Crosby signed for 45 episodes with Blue Wire, according to CEO Kevin Jones. The Raiders star’s presence on social media was appealing to Jones, who viewed Crosby as an ideal fit for Blue Wire.

“Maxx has quickly become an electric personality and player in the NFL,” said Jones when the project was announced. “His appetite to create content is exactly what we look for in a partnership. His presence will bring an energy we want from our Wynn Las Vegas studio.

Jones will be part of the “Planting Your Flag in a Digital World” panel conversation at Wednesday’s session of the BSM Summit. with Hubbard Radio’s Phil Mackey, Meadowlark Media’s Carl Scott, and The Volume’s Logan Swaim.

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The Dan Le Batard Show With Stugotz Moving To New Studio

The show continued to be recorded inside the studio at the Clevelander after it departed ESPN Radio’s national lineup in 2021.

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The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz is leaving its home at the Clevelander hotel on South Beach in Miami and moving into a new studio next year, according to a report from The Big Lead.

The show continued to be recorded inside the studio at the Clevelander after it departed ESPN Radio’s national lineup in 2021. It has remained the home for the show since Le Batard and John Skipper formed Meadowlark Media.

After a $50 million distribution deal with DraftKings was secured, the Meadowlark podcast network has grown in both reach and talent, allowing for an expanded studio space.

No immediate details were given on where the new studio space would be located.

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NSMA Announces Finalists for Awards, Hall of Fame

Final voting for the statewide and national awards, as well as for the Hall of Fame, will take place throughout this month, and the winners and inductees will be announced on January 9.

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The National Sports Media Association revealed its finalists for its national sportscaster of the year and national sportswriter of the year, and there are plenty of heavy hitters in the industry up for consideration for the NSMA awards.

Among the nominees for National Sportscaster of the Year include Al Michaels, Ian Eagle, Jim Nantz, Joe Buck, Kevin Harlan, and Mike Tirico. The full list includes Adam Amin, Jason Benetti, Joe Davis, and Mina Kimes.

For National Sportswriter of the Year, Adrian Wojnarowski, Ken Rosenthal, Nicole Auerbach, Pete Thamel, Pat Forde and Tom Verducci are among the biggest names. Candace Buckner, Katie Strang, Marc Spears and Wright Thomson round out the list of nominees.

The NMSA also revealed its finalists for the sportscaster and sportswriter Hall of Fame. James Brown, Joe Buck, Lee Corso and Tim McCarver are part of the sportscaster list, while Bill Plaschke and Ray Didinger appear among the names for the sportswriter hall of fame.

Final voting for the statewide and national awards, as well as for the Hall of Fame, will take place throughout this month, and the winners and inductees will be announced on January 9.

Winners and Hall of Famers will be honored at the NSMA Awards Weekend & National Convention held in Winston-Salem, N.C. June 24-26.

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Pat McAfee: Mentioning Brett Favre Scandal Is A Must

“We have to make sure that it’s mentioned every time that man is mentioned because that is a big deal that it happened.”

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While things may have quieted down a little bit with Brett Favre and his scandal involving misuse of public funds in Mississippi, Pat McAfee is going to make sure people don’t forget what the hall of fame quarterback is accused of.

On his show on Wednesday, McAfee said he thought of a way to mention the situation during Aaron Rodgers’ weekly appearance the day before. Rodgers in conversation talked about learning under Favre in the first years of his NFL career in Green Bay.

“My brain was literally like we’re in the holiday season. Brett Favre – what did he do,” McAfee said. “He didn’t just steal from the poor. Oh, he is the actual Sticky Finger Bandits from Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.”

Pat added that whenever the name Brett Favre is brought up on his show, it is absolutely necessary to remind folks about the scandal.

“We have to make sure that it’s mentioned every time that man is mentioned because that is a big deal that it happened,” he said. “Now obviously Brett Favre Enterprises is alleging that this is all wrong. And I can’t wait to hear BFE to drop Brett Favre Enterprises’ side of the story. And we will judge it accordingly.”

“Even though as a football player, he was an incredibly tough football player, good football player, did a lot of things,” McAfee added. “Certainly in the middle of stealing from poor people in Mississippi right now. Have to chat about that.”

Favre is yet to be charged with any crimes, but the state is currently investigating the matter. Early in the fall, Favre’s weekly appearances on local and national radio shows were halted in light of the initial fallout from the story.

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