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Nick Sirianni Calls Into WIP To Check On Eagles LB Brandon Graham

“With Angelo Cataldi not working Wednesdays this year, WIP has used the opportunity to bring multiple local celebrities in. Anytime that celebrity is an Eagle, Nick Sirianni has used it as an opportunity to check on their commitment to the team.”

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Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Brandon Graham joined Angelo Cataldi and the Morning Team on 94 WIP on Wednesday for a segment in-studio, and Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni called in to check in on Graham.

Sirianni was introduced as Nick in South Philly.

“Hey this is Nick in South Philly, some people refer to me as coach too, that’s my nickname. So either one. Either one you want to do, B.G.,” Sirianni said. “B.G. are you coming in to work today?! What time are you going til today?!?”

Joe Giglio, who was filling in for Angelo Cataldi, said they were thinking of keeping Brandon Graham around after how well the last hour of the show went. But Sirianni made it clear that Graham needed to be at the team’s complex later.

“B.G. better be there, we need him there!” Sirianni said. “Someone called in and said he’s the heart of the team. He is the heart of the team! We need him here for work today!”

Graham understood the assignment, and reassured his head coach he would be showing up.

“Hey coach you know I’m on my way,” Graham said. “I ain’t gonna miss it for nothing.”

With Angelo Cataldi not working Wednesdays this year, WIP has used the opportunity to bring multiple local celebrities in. Anytime that celebrity is an Eagle, Nick Sirianni has used it as an opportunity to check on their commitment to the team.

Two months ago it was Jason Kelce in the 94 WIP studio. During that appearance, Sirianni called into say that if Kelce were to end up as Cataldi’s permanent replacement, there would be a regular visit with the Eagles’ coach each week.

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670 The Score Hosts Congratulate Mike Mulligan on Award From Loyola Chicago

“They’re giving me an award for correctly picking the Super Bowl on September 8th,” Mulligan joked.

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670 The Score morning host Mike Mulligan is being awarded the Father Finnegan Memorial Award from Loyola University Chicago this weekend, and some of his colleagues congratulated him on the air Friday morning.

The award is given “in recognition of outstanding humanitarianism and service to youth through athletics”. Mulligan — a 1984 graduate of Loyola University Chicago — will receive the award Saturday during the Loyola Athletics Hall of Fame ceremony during a game against George Mason.

“Tremendous award,” co-host David Haugh said. “Proud moment for the show. Proud moment for you family.”

“They’re giving me an award for correctly picking the Super Bowl on September 8th,” Mulligan joked.

“That is fantastic,” Laurence Holmes said, while his co-host, Dan Bernstein, continued to say “wow”. “Congratulations. You shouldn’t be embarrassed. You should be proud.”

“I’m being celebrated for being old,” Mully joked.

“That’s not what that award says,” countered Holmes. “It says something completely different.”

The Mully & Haugh host eventually admitted he was appreciative of the award bestowed upon him by his alma mater.

“It’s a good thing. I’m very moved by it. Sister Jean will be there,” Mully said. “She has a book coming out with — I think — Seth Davis.”

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Colin Cowherd: Tony Romo Regressing Because He Loves Golf

“I’ve always felt like Tony Romo is one of those guys — and we all have somebody in our social circle like this — he got the golf bug. He’s had it for 15 years.

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The performance of CBS Sports NFL analyst Tony Romo has been a hot-button topic in sports media circles, especially after a widely-regarded lackluster performance during the AFC Championship Game. Colin Cowherd believes he knows why Romo has regressed.

During an episode of The Colin Cowherd Podcast, the sports radio host claimed golf is the reason behind Romo’s regression.

“Romo wants to be on the Tour. He literally wants to be on the Tour,” Cowherd said. “And what’s the first thing Aaron Rodgers does in the off-season? He goes and golfs, he loves it. Both, by the way, great golfers, especially Romo. But I’ve always felt like Tony Romo is one of those guys — and we all have somebody in our social circle like this — he got the golf bug. He’s had it for 15 years.

“Tony wants to be on the PGA Tour — but he likes the paycheck from CBS.”

Cowherd also added he hasn’t hired potential employees in the past if they told him they loved golf during the interview process, saying he has a theory that as men age they “get addicted to golf”.

“They’re on PGATour.com, they’re putting in the backyard, they’re thinking about it at work, they’re scheduling a trip to Scotland and they lose sight of their other job,” Cowherd said.

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ESPN Radio Adds Lakers Games As LeBron James Nears Scoring Record

“As of Friday, February 3, LeBron James is 63 points away from Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 career points.”

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The NBA’s all-time scoring record has stood for a long time. Kareem Abdul-Jabar, the current record holder, retired in 1989. LeBron James is on the verge of overtaking him though, and ESPN Radio wants to make sure it is part of history when it happens.

ESPN Radio has added two upcoming Lakers games to its schedule. The network will carry the national feeds of games on February 7 and 9. The first game is against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The second is against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Both games will be played in Los Angeles with a 9:30 PM Eastern tip. Marc Kestecher and Vince Carter will be on the call for both games.

As of Friday, February 3, LeBron James is 63 points away from Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 career points.

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