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Craig Carton Upset By Jon Heyman Gambling Tweet

“If you want to be critical right now, frankly, because Phil Mickelson is an easy target to criticize, I’m not disagreeing with that… there is no reason to mock the man’s addiction. None.”

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Craig Carton

When Phil Mickelson joined the controversial LIV golf tour, a lot of people made their opinions heard on his motivation. Jon Heyman, a baseball columnist at the New York Post, was one of them. He fired off a tweet that ridiculed Mickelson’s gambling addiction. That caught the attention of Craig Carton.

Heyman’s tweet (seen below) summed up his opinion on Mickelson making the move to the LIV Tour and mocked his gambling addiction.

The tweet above prompted WFAN’s Craig Carton, an admitted compulsive gambler, to respond shortly after it posted. He did so first on Twitter:

This afternoon, on Carton & Roberts, Carton defended Mickelson against the tweet and its sentiments again.

“I got into it with Heyman online because Jon Heyman made a flippant comment, mocking Phil Mickelson’s now very public and very admitted gambling addiction. And his his comment on Twitter was essentially ‘all good, he’s just going to blow it on gambling’.”

Those types of comments hit very home for Carton. He served more than a year in prison for his role in a fake ticket scam in which he used portions of the money he got from investors to pay on things including his gambling debts. Since returning to the air, he has pleaded with listeners to seek help if they feel their gambling addiction is getting out of hand.

“So I, of course, reacted to that as an admitted, very public compulsive gambler. Yeah, I thought that was uncalled for.”

Carton and co-host Evan Roberts were fine with criticism of Mickelson for a myriad of other reasons that aren’t attacking his addiction.

“If you want to be critical right now, frankly, because Phil Mickelson is an easy target to criticize, I’m not disagreeing with that. How about it? But there is no reason to mock the man’s addiction. None. And I don’t think the two should be connected.”

Carton did mention that the show reached out to Heyman but was unavailable for today and was tentatively scheduled for Wednesday.

Carton closed his commentary, “But, you know, no one, no one that I’ve come across that admittedly has an addiction or is getting help for that addiction, is asking for a pat on the back for it, or acknowledging we have a problem and we’re trying to get help for it.”

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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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