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Michelle Beadle Has No Regrets About Anything She Said Or Did At ESPN

“I feel like I played the game for myself the way it needed to be played both show-wise and financially.”

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With the number of rants that people have in this business, someone is bound to say something they end up regretting later. That was not the case for Michelle Beadle during her time at ESPN. 

Beadle was a guest on The Adam Schein Podcast on SIRIUSXM and she told Schein that she never regretted any rant she ever made on Get Up! or any other ESPN show she was a part of. That includes the rant she gave about Lavar Ball because as she said, his plan ended up working.

“I don’t have any regrets on rants to be honest. I don’t feel like I was uber wrong on many of them, even the Lavar Ball thing. His plan worked, I will give that man credit. He sort of quietly slipped away and if that was always the plan, it was brilliantly played. At the time, he was obnoxious and I’m not backing down from that. We all thought that. It just happened to work in his favor.” 

Another rant that Beadle is known for in San Antonio was when she went after Kawhi Leonard in 2018 and called him an “obnoxious diva” due to the way he was acting while with the Spurs. It is a rant in which she admits she talked about him from the perspective of being a Spurs fan, yet people come up to her in Texas and tell her how much they loved it.

“That day wasn’t talking head me, it was Spurs fan me. It just sort of erupted in a way that all of it went down, I hated it.

“When I moved back here and it has been years since that rant, I would go to a restaurant and I would have somebody say we still love that. I have even forgiven everything since then.” 

As far as any regrets Beadle might have had while at ESPN, she has none because she feels things worked out for her the way she wanted them to: 

I feel like I played the game for myself the way it needed to be played both show-wise and financially. All of those things I think I played it the way I wanted to play it and that worked out for me, You’re always going to have regrets about maybe people that you trust or people you let in your inner circle, that’s life. You’re going to have that no matter where you work.” 

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Chris Long Didn’t Like the Attention That Came With TV Analyst Work

“If I’m like ‘Damn I got to take a flight up there every week, I got to get suits’, then I don’t really want to do that.”

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Former NFL defensive end Chris Long has found his niche in the media space as the host of The Green Light Podcast and it is an outlet that he has been very comfortable with in terms of expressing his opinions.

Long was a guest on The Season with Peter Schrager podcast and he told Schrager that on the occasions when he has been an analyst on television, the attention he got was not something he was completely comfortable with.

“Sure, I maybe could work towards having one of those good jobs, but I also understand there’s a big process with that.

“I’ve been at a crossroads at times as a media guy where I’m like ‘Should I just do that?’ If I got to ask myself, then I don’t really want it. If I’m like ‘Damn I got to take a flight up there every week, I got to get suits’, then I don’t really want to do that and honestly, the couple of times I’ve been on TV, I don’t like the attention.”

One of the reasons Long mentioned why he isn’t comfortable being on TV is he doesn’t want to feel like he has to perform and on his podcast, he can be himself.

“Being on TV, I get really uncomfortable performing. I don’t like performing and I don’t like being told what to say. Here, that never happens. For the most part, I think finding your groove in this side of things is just having conversations…It’s just a nice change of pace.”

Long also feels that in this day and age of social media, it’s a constant argument about any NFL point that is being made and that is not something he wants to deal with.

“The world of podcasting has gotten better where the money is very good. Maybe I’d be making a little less money starting out doing studio stuff. For me, I do not like — whether it’s Twitter or whether it’s a guy on the street — I’m over arguing with people.”

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NASCAR Driver Denny Hamlin Launching Podcast with Dale Earnhardt Jr & Dirty Mo Media

“New episodes will be published each Monday during the NASCAR season with previews and reviews of races, with the goal of inviting guests and interacting with fans playing a future role in the series.”

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Dirty Mo Media has announced a podcast deal with NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin.

Hamlin will host Actions Detrimental with Denny Hamlin on a weekly basis during the NASCAR season. The Actions Detrimental branding is verbiage used by NASCAR for fines assessed to drivers for their disparaging comments about the sport. Known as one of NASCAR’s more outspoken drivers, Hamlin has been fined several times under the “actions detrimental to stock car racing” statutes.

New episodes will be published each Monday during the NASCAR season with previews and reviews of races, with the goal of inviting guests and interacting with fans playing a future role in the series.

Denny Hamlin jokingly thanked Dirty Mo Media for the “opportunity and the fat check” the company wrote for him to host the podcast in a Twitter announcement.

The 42-year-old Hamlin has won 48 races during his 18-year NASCAR Cup Series career. In addition to serving as a driver for Joe Gibbs Racing, he co-owns 23XI Racing with basketball legend Michael Jordan.

The podcast is the latest in an expansion of content produced by the Mooresville, North Carolina-based digital outlet. After beginning with The Dale Jr. Download, the company has grown to include other podcasts like Door, Bumper, Clear, and Speed Street, as well as video projects like The Next Level.

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Barstool Sports CEO: Golf Likely Next Step For Company’s Live Broadcasts

“I think we‘ll start with the biggest sports that we know and love.”

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Barstool Sports CEO Erika Nardini recently did a wide-ranging interview with AdAge.com about the future of the digital sports outlet’s television aspirations, and she said sports they’re familiar with will take priority.

“”We want sports that appeal to a broad audience. We’re kind of tickled to be able to broadcast things in the first place. So I think we‘ll start with the biggest sports that we know and love, whether it’s basketball and football,” Nardini said. “You could definitely see that extended to golf, that would probably be the next place that we’ll play.”

The questions about Barstool’s future aspirations come after the company’s successful first broadcast of the Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl. Barstool says the broadcast received nearly 1 million views, peaking at 130,000 concurrent viewers. The outlet also broadcasted the Barstool Sports Invitational that featured Akron, Mississippi State, Toledo, and UAB in November.

Nardini added that the company is interested live televised sports for a few reasons.

“We’re owned by a sports betting company and the more we think about building our sports platform, there’s obviously a huge opportunity for us to convey a whole bunch of offerings to our audience, but certainly betting will be one of them…I think that live sports on television is the last man standing where it’s all anyone tunes in for.”

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