Celtics fans that follow their favorite team on the radio know the voice of Cedric Maxwell, better known to some fans as “Cornbread,” very well. He has been part of the team’s broadcast since 2001. He is also part of the team’s storied history, having had his number retired and being named MVP of the 1981 NBA Finals.
Draymond Green took a shot at him and players in the 80s earlier in the week. The Warriors forward said that no one at that time could shoot and while everyone acts like the league was full of tough guys, the reality was there were just a few enforcers and you could fight because fines were minimal back then.
Rich Shirtenlieb brought up the comments Thursday morning on Toucher & Rich. He also brought up Maxwell’s appearance on NBA TV after the Celtics’ Game 3 victory.
“I think that Cedric was feeling it last night,” Shirtenlieb said.
He said that he had spent much of the day with Cedric Maxwell on Wednesday. The duo hosted a pep rally ahead of Game 3. Shirtenlieb described dozens of fans coming up to Maxwell. Nearly all of them wanted to talk about Draymond Green’s comments.
“I think last time was the first time he was like ‘you know, it did kinda piss me off a little bit,” he said before playing the audio from NBA TV for Fred Toucher.
“Don’t act like in the 80s he wouldn’t have been knocked out,” Maxwell said on television after Game 3 when he was asked about Green. “Let me tell you the part that insulted me. Draymond said ‘Well, if you got thrown out of a game during that time, you only could $2.’ Well, you know what? That is an insult to anyone that played with me at that particular time, because we stood on the shoulders of giants. The reason he’s making $30 million? He got on my shoulders and somebody else’s shoulders. Don’t be disrespectful.”
Fred Toucher couldn’t help but point out that Maxwell may have misinterpreted what Green was saying. Green was saying there were no consequences to fighting in the 80s because the league did not react as harshly as it does now. Maxwell seemed to think Green was saying the consequences weren’t severe because the paychecks were so low compared to today.
”I don’t think that’s the point Draymond was making, but I see how Cedric took it,” Toucher said before giving Maxwell credit for using the line “There’s only been 32 Finals MVPs. Damn it, I’m one of them,” to punctuate his point.
ESPN Radio 94.1 Sells Station Naming Rights To Priority Automotive Group
“The programming on the station does not change.”
Max Media has found an interesting new revenue stream in Virginia Beach. ESPN Radio 94.1 has sold its naming rights. The station has rebranded as Priority Auto Sports Radio 94.1 ESPN.
“This is an important partnership for us,” said Priority Automotive COO Matt Elmer. “At Priority Automotive we think sports ties everyone together, so this is a great opportunity for us to be a voice in the community and partner with the number one voice for sports in Hampton Roads, ESPN 94.1.”
The programming on the station does not change. Listeners in the 757 will still hear the nationally syndicated ESPN Radio lineup except for in afternoon drive when The Tim Donnelly Show is on the air.
“The partnership between ESPN 94.1 and Priority Automotive is a natural evolution for both companies,” President and Market Manager Keith Barton added. “From the many youth organizations to college teams, Priority Automotive Has been dedicated to sports in Hampton Roads for decades. Max Media is incredibly proud to be partnered with such a class organization.”
Priority Automotive owns 17 car dealerships across Virginia.
SiriusXM Plots Super Bowl LVII Coverage
“SiriusXM will deliver fans around the country the unique mix of sports, music and entertainment programming that you can only find on SiriusXM.”
SiriusXM has announced its extensive plans for coverage of Super Bowl LVII and the events leading up to the big game.
A dedicated Super Bowl pop-up channel on SiriusXM Channel 104 will be just one of the avenues SiriusXM plans to cover the event. Amber Theoharis will conduct interviews with players, and personalities making their way through Radio Row throughout the week that will air on the pop-up channel.
Mad Dog Sports Radio will have a large presence on Radio Row, with shows hosted by Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, Adam Schein, Dusty Dvoracek, Danny Kanell, and Steve Torre all airing live on location in Arizona. Former NFL All-Pro wide receiver Brandon Marshall will be on hand to host I Am Athlete Tonight from the event, as well.
“With all eyes and ears focused on Phoenix for Super Bowl Week, SiriusXM will deliver fans around the country the unique mix of sports, music and entertainment programming that you can only find on SiriusXM,” said SiriusXM President and Chief Content Officer Scott Greenstein.
“With multiple game broadcasts, several channels in Phoenix covering the latest news and providing expert analysis on the teams, interviews with many of the celebrities in town for the game, and our exclusive concert with Luke Combs, our subscribers will have exceptional access throughout the biggest week on the NFL calendar.”
ESPNU Radio hosts Colt McCoy, Rick Neuheisel, and Max Starks will also be in Arizona on Radio Row, in addition to Dusty and Danny hosting their shows each day from Radio Row.
Fantasy football expert Jeff Mans and SportsGrid Radio host Scott Ferrall will also originate content from Radio Row.
SiriusXM will offer four different game broadcasts of Super Bowl LVII. The Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles home broadcasts will each air, as will the national Westwood One call. Additionally, a Spanish-language broadcast will also be provided. Listeners will also be able to hear the halftime show — performed by pop star Rihanna — on Sirius XM Hits 1, The Heat, and Super Bowl LVII Radio.
BetQL Network Going to Arizona for Super Bowl Week
“Three shows will be at the BetMGM Sportsbook in Glendale.”
BetQL is headed to Radio Row. Audacy’s sports betting radio network will be in Arizona ahead of Super Bowl LVII.
Three shows will be at the BetMGM Sportsbook in Glendale. BetQL Daily and You Better You Bet will be live Monday through Friday. BetMGM Tonight will be live Monday through Thursday.
The network’s hosts will stay busy in the desert. BetQL is producing 52 hours of live audio and video content. Hosts are also scheduled to make 25 live appearances across other Audacy radio stations and digital channels.