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BIG3 Announces Content Partnership with The Game Day

The BIG3 will produce two original shows to air across BIG3, BIG3 partners DAZN and VYRE Network as well as on the The Game Day social platforms (YouTube, TikTok, Instagram/Reels). The two original shows are called, Day in the Life and BIG3 4-Point Battle

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The BIG3 is set to begin it’s fifth season this weekend. Before the games get underway, the league announced a partnership with The Game Day to create and share content.

While the games, beginning in Chicago this Saturday and Sunday, will be on CBS and Paramount+ on Saturday as well as DAZN and VYRE Network on Sunday, the The BIG3 is looking to create other content that will suit its fans and fans more aligned with social media and streaming. The Game Day is a sports media and iGaming company geared toward millennials and Gen Z viewers.

The BIG3 will produce two original shows to air across BIG3, BIG3 partners DAZN and VYRE Network as well as on the The Game Day social platforms (YouTube, TikTok, Instagram/Reels). The two original shows are called, Day in the Life and BIG3 4-Point Battle

“We are so pleased to team up with The Game Day and enhance our content offerings bringing fans closer to the league and its players,” said BIG3 CEO, Chris Hannan. “TGD is creating fresh, engaging social content that resonates with all audiences.”

“We are so pleased to team up with The Game Day and enhance our content offerings bringing fans closer to the league and its players,” said BIG3 CEO, Chris Hannan. “TGD is creating fresh, engaging social content that resonates with all audiences.”

The partnership will begin the first week of BIG3’s season with the twice-weekly social-first series Day in the Life. The series will give an all-access pass to players, coaches and personalities as they showcase how they prepare for and execute on game days.

Their second original show is a new season-long competition format aptly named the BIG3 4-Point Battle. Known for its 4-point circles, BIG3 will bring 12 of its best shooters alongside former BIG3 captains to fill a 19 player contest which will unfold over the course of the 2022 season. 

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be partnering with BIG3,” says Steve Carey, Co-founder and COO of The Game Day. “Teaming up with an established sports league like BIG3 is a landmark deal for us, and a testament to how far our brand’s come in just the two years since we launched. We’re hugely looking forward to collaborating with them on a new slate of content.”

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Bomani Jones: Chris Canty Made Me Rethink How I Look At This Job

“You’ve heard me say this before. I have a particular respect for former athletes that get in and treat this job with care like in the same way they would the other job.”

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The Right Time with Bomani Jones has been one of ESPN’s most successful podcasts recently. Part of the appeal is that the conversations can go anywhere. Jones and his guests talk plenty about sports, but they will venture into pop culture, current events, and more. When it is “Foxworth Friday”, there is a good chance that the show will give some insight on other ESPN personalities.

On the most recent edition of The Right Time, Bomani Jones and Domonique Foxworth discussed how hard it can be to come up with a unique view on a topic every single time you are asked to talk about it. When Foxworth said that ESPN Radio’s Chris Canty makes it a little easier for him to be entertaining in those moments, Jones added to the praise.

He discussed a conversation he and Canty had at a Halloween party hosted by FOX’s Nick Wright.

“You’ve heard me say this before. I have a particular respect for former athletes that get in and treat this job with care like in the same way they would the other job,” Jones said. “Chris was like ‘Hey man’. You know, he’s got a Super Bowl ring, but he’s like ‘I didn’t get a gold jacket. I wasn’t great at that. But this? I have a chance to be great at something else.’”

Bomani Jones was impressed by that attitude. He admitted that it was eye-opening.

“That really made me look back at how I do my job and was like ‘Yo, I need to be looking at this in a very similar way.’”

Foxworth agreed. He said that it isn’t hard to believe that Chris Canty wants to be great on TV and radio. It is easy to see when he is making an effort to get better.

“He works at it and he doesn’t rely on just one move,” Foxworth said. “Using the basketball analogy, he’s adding new stuff to his game.”

Chris Canty clearly has fans in Bristol. ESPN keeps finding ways to use him across multiple platforms. In addition to his daily ESPN Radio show with Chris Carlin, he also makes regular appearances on Get Up with Mike Greenberg.

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Dave Portnoy Drops Appeal Of Lawsuit Against Business Insider

“In dropping the suit, both Portnoy and Insider have agreed to pay their own legal fees according to Awful Announcing.”

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Dave Portnoy is done with his legal fight against Insider. He filed an appeal after a judge dismissed his initial defamation suit in November. That appeal has been dropped.

Nich Carlson, the Global Editor-in-Chief of Insider, took to Twitter Friday to announce that the legal standoff had come to an end. He also notes that Insider is not surprised by the decision. The company stands by the reporting in the initial story, in which multiple women alleged that sexual encounters with Portnoy turned “violent and humiliating”. It was one of two stories the site published featuring these kinds of accusations against Portnoy.

Both sides will move on. In dropping the suit, both Portnoy and Insider have agreed to pay their own legal fees according to Awful Announcing.

In November, a Massachusetts judge ruled that Portnoy would have to prove that Insider acted with “actual malice” in publishing the stories. That was going to be a high bar considering that Dave Portnoy is a public figure.

Neither he nor his legal team have publicly commented about the status of the lawsuit.

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Nick Wright: Majority of Media Got Tom Brady Retirement Story Wrong

“I don’t think people understand that these are not easy decisions.”

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The news of the retirement of Tom Brady wasn’t the most shocking development, but FS1 host Nick Wright believes the way some of media coverage around Brady evolved wasn’t handled correctly.

During his What’s Wright? with Nick Wright podcast, Wright argued that those who have been given tremendous talents are put in different situations than those who weren’t, stopping just short of saying Brady had a duty to continue to perform his craft. He later added that those joking about Brady’s marriage failing for an extra season in the league weren’t viewing the entire picture, and that the divorce wasn’t something worth joking about.

“I see a lot of stuff people are saying about Brady, and I think it’s bullshit,” Wright said. “‘Oh, you sacrificed your marriage to 8-9’. And I don’t think people understand that these are not easy decisions. These are not easy things, and people know we know we are at times putting yourself first, in a selfish way that you’re not supposed to as a parent.”

The First Things First host then said the situation is similar to one he experienced as a child, but grew to realize there were bigger things than simply being a parent.

“It’s what I learned from my own dad. My own dad — who I have massive admiration for — absolutely put me and my sister — at times — on the backburner to negotatioting the best bargain possible for the Kansas City Firefighters. His legacy — he’s a great dad, who I adore — (but) his life’s legacy is not the things he did for me and my sister, his real legacy is the things he did for those firefighters and their families. You have those push and pull things and you make decisions and you deal with the fallout of it. It’s really sad that he and Gisele didn’t make it.”

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