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Sid Rosenberg Reminisces With Former WFAN Partner Joe Benigno

“We were like a really cool sports talk duo. Usually sports talk duos are kind of nerdy, that wasn’t you and me. We were like really cool.”

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It was a reunion on the Oh the Pain Podcast hosted by Joe Benigno. Sid Rosenberg was on with his former WFAN partner Benigno.

Rosenberg recalled the chemistry the two had together and felt they were on their way “to becoming the next Mike and the Mad Dog, there was no doubt.”

“We were like a really cool sports talk duo. Usually sports talk duos are kind of nerdy, that wasn’t you and me. We were like really cool.”

Rosenberg is currently co-hosting Bernie and Sid in the Morning on 77 WABC in New York.

The two were on WFAN for nearly three years despite only being on a show together less than that. Rosenberg remembers his time with Benigno fondly. “Looking back on my whole career, working with you was as about as good as it got.

The two took the time to continue to catch up and Benigno was interested in the process behind Rosenberg morphing his sports talk show in Miami at the time, into one that featured more politics.

“It was 2014 and Mark Chernoff offered me the opportunity to come to New York and basically fill-in the whole summer at WFAN,” began Rosenberg. “I would do my Miami show in the morning and then I would fill-in middays for you and Evan (Roberts). I remember I was yelling back-and-forth is Carmelo Anthony a great player or just a great offensive player? Is Eli Manning a Hall of Famer or just a compiler? Is Lebron James going back to Cleveland?

I remember calling Danielle (wife) and said – there was just a terrorist attack in Paris – and I said ‘what am I doing?’ I got two little kids. I’m yelling with grown men, yelling at the top of my lungs about whether Carmelo Anthony is a great player?”

It was in that discussion with his wife that his new path would begin. “I came to the realization it was time to move on just a little and I started to employ more politics in my daily show in south Florida.”

At one point Benigno interrupted to ask Rosenberg about his history with Craig Carton.

“Twenty-two years ago when I got my first job in New York City at 102.7 WNEW was with a guy named Scott Kaplan. They fired Scott Kaplan. I went into Jeremy Coleman’s office, he works at SiriusXM, and I had worked with Craig Carton in Fort Lauderdale with Scott Kaplan back in 2000. I saw his resume and I said ‘I like this guy’. I know he got into trouble in Philadelphia, but give him a shot.”

“I’m the guy that really hired Craig Carton at WNEW to be my partner,” Rosenberg boasted. “As it turns out, he stabbed me in the back. He went to 101.5, I went to the FAN. We didn’t talk for years. Now we are very good friends but it was a very, very ugly ten years for me and Carton.”

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BetQL Network Going to Arizona for Super Bowl Week

“Three shows will be at the BetMGM Sportsbook in Glendale.”

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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.

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Stan Norfleet To Replace N.D. Kalu On SportsTalk 790 in Houston

“My affinity for Space City spans nearly two decades and I look forward to connecting with old friends and new listeners in the market.”

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Change is afoot at SportsTalk 790 in Houston. Chris Gordy will have a new co-host in middays as N.D. Kalu exits and Stan Norfleet comes aboard for Next Up.

Kalu, a former Houston Texans defensive end, has decided to leave radio behind. Instead, he will focus on his real estate business.

“N.D. is a tremendous talent and one of the most down-to-earth people I’ve ever had the privilege to work with. He will be missed,” said iHeartMedia Houston’s head of AM programming, Bryan Erickson.

Stan Norfleet comes to Houston after most recently being on WFNZ in Charlotte. He is no stranger to Texas, though. He finished his college football career at Texas Southern University. He also worked in the sales departments for both the Rockets and the Texans.

“It is a tremendous blessing and honor to join the renowned iHeartMedia Houston family. I have long been a fan and avid listener of Sportstalk 790 and respect the history and contributions of its personalities,” Stan Norfleet said in a press release. “My affinity for Space City spans nearly two decades and I look forward to connecting with old friends and new listeners in the market.”

In addition to his time on air in Charlotte, Norfleet has also been heard on 92.9 The Game in Atlanta and seen on Raycom’s regionally syndicated ACC Network. He is also a former columnist at BSM.

“Stan brings amazing passion to everything he does,” said Erickson. “He has strong local ties and we’re thrilled to add him to the team.”

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Mark Sanchez Jokes ‘Tom Brady Is Going To Ruin My Career For a 2nd Time’

“I get drafted to the guy’s division. Now he’s gotta come to FOX and ruin everything here. I can’t get away from the guy.”

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Now that Tom Brady is done on the field, it is only a matter of time before he makes his way to the broadcast booth. Before the 2022 season began, FOX announced that Brady had signed a ten-year deal with the network that will put him in the top NFL play-by-play booth and make him a brand ambassador.

That has created speculation and uncertainty for Greg Olsen, the current analyst on FOX’s top NFL crew, but it won’t stop there. The effects will almost certainly trickle down. Mark Sanchez was a guest on The Dan Patrick Show on Thursday and joked that he knows his place is a little less certain now than it was last week.

“I guess thanks for ruining the trajectory of my career for the second time, Tom,” Sanchez said with a smile. “I get drafted to the guy’s division. Now he’s gotta come to FOX and ruin everything here. I can’t get away from the guy.”

Mark Sanchez led the New York Jets to two AFC Championship Games during Tom Brady’s Super Bowl drought. He was also a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bears, and the then-Washington Redskins during his ten-year NFL career.

He began his broadcasting career in 2019. He was first with ABC and ESPN as a studio analyst for college football. Before the 2021 NFL season, he moved to FOX, where he joined Kevin Kugler in the broadcast booth.

With a few years and plenty of reps under his belt, Mark Sanchez is a broadcast veteran. He joked that that will give him some clout over Tom Brady when the GOAT makes his FOX debut.

“Hopefully he doesn’t get too annoyed with the hazing we put them through as rookies here at FOX. Hopefully, it doesn’t get too annoying for him.”

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