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Mully & Haugh React To Mass Shooting in Highland Park on 670 The Score

“At 10 o’clock in the morning, you don’t expect to be running for your life from a downtown parade.”

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The scene in Highland Park on the 4th of July was unimaginable. Six people are dead and 24 others were injured after a gunman opened fire on a crowd attending the Chicago suburb’s annual Independence Day parade.

On Tuesday morning, 670 The Score hosts Mully & Haugh described their feelings watching coverage of the attack on local television stations.

“It will be a difficult work day for a lot of people in Chicago, in the area, and a lot of people in Highland Park, and a lot of people everywhere because of yesterday,” David Haugh said in opening the show.

Mike Mulligan said he was doing show prep when he got a text to turn his television on. He was struck by a doctor named David Baum, who was at the parade and decided to help victims rather than flee.

Dr. Baum described what he called “battle wounds” on the victims hit by the bullets fired from an automatic weaponed fired by Robert Crimo.

“I think we’ve seen these things happen so often that there’s a kind of numbness that settles in, but the idea that it happened in a Chicago suburb changes that narrative,” Mully said. “The idea that it happens here changes that. Now, people are murdered, people are killed in this city at an astounding rate, at a horrific rate. Every weekend, you can look at a map and see where the shootings were and they’re all over this city, and the gun violence in this city is horrific. But yesterday was the Fourth go July. It was a time where families get out and they celebrate and people are in this suburb in Highland Park and people are having a parade to celebrate America and maybe one of the most American things that can ever happen happens, which is a mass shooting.”

He said Baum’s description reminded him of seeing victims of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 that had suddenly lost limbs.

Mully & Haugh‘s Score colleague Danny Parkins has been critical of people using Chicago’s gun violence to score political points in the past. Haugh remarked that even those people haven’t been so quick to dismiss what happened on Monday as a typical Chicago problem.

“Highland Park is your quintessential American suburb and people find it a little more relatable because it does hit closer to home for a lot of people,” he said. “At 10 o’clock in the morning, you don’t expect to be running for your life from a downtown parade.” 

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Sports Gambling Podcast Network To Stage 24-Hour Fantasy Football Draft

“The event begins at 3 pm on Tuesday and is dubbed Draft Day 2.0.”

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If you’re serious about Fantasy Football, the Sports Gambling Podcast Network is bringing back a tradition you’ll want to pay attention to. 

For the second year in a row, Ryan Kramer will draft 24 different teams over the course of a 24 hour marathon that will be streamed across multiple video platforms. 

“Fortunately, the analytics research is done so I can focus now on news coming out of the camps to sharpen my views and deliver the well-reasoned selections that people need to get an edge in their drafting,” Kramer said in a press release. “It’s a bit of an audacious undertaking, but the growing phenomenon of Fantasy Football deserves this level of commitment and our SGPN audiences always respond.” 

The event begins at 3 pm on Tuesday and is dubbed “Draft Day 2.0”. All of the content will originate from the Sports Gambling Podcast Network’s studios in Los Angeles. 

The marathon will also be a fundraiser. The network is using GoFundMe to raise funds for a colleague named Darryl injured in a motorcycle accident earlier this year. A portion of proceeds generated from the sale of Sports Gambling Podcast Network branded apperal will also go to the effort. 

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790 The Score Debuts In Providence

In addition to shows like Bet MGM’s The Daily Tip and others like Bet QL Daily, listeners can catch Jim Rome and Amy Lawrence.

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After reporting last week that Kevin McNamara would be the station’s only local host in the programming lineup, 790 The Score in Providence, Rhode Island is officially on the air.

The station, which was last on the air in the market in 2008, has been revived and will serve as the market’s first sports and sports betting station.

“The station features a lineup of expert personalities that deliver unique sports talk and sports betting insights that entertain, inform, and engage,” said Holly Paras, VP and market manager of Cumulus Providence. “We think Providence sports and sports betting fans will love 790 THE SCORE!”

In addition to shows like Bet MGM’s The Daily Tip and others like Bet QL Daily, listeners can catch some of the top national talent on the airwaves throughout the day and night. This includes hosts like Jim Rome and Amy Lawrence.

McNamara will host his show Kevin Mac Sports Hour daily from 5-7 p.m.

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Paul Finebaum Reportedly Scores $700K Advance For Nick Saban Book

Finebaum will make $700,000 plus royalties for the deep dive into the rivalry between the two SEC head coaches.

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Though there’s still some time before a finished products reaches bookshelves, but ESPN’s Paul Finebaum is reportedly set to get a nice six-figure advance by Penguin Press.

According to John Ourand of Sports Business Journal, Finebaum will make $700,000 plus royalties for the deep dive into the rivalry between the two SEC head coaches.

Back in the spring things came to a head between Alabama’s Nick Saban and Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher, as the two engaged in a verbal spat in separate press conferences over name, image and likeness.

Saban said Fisher and his staff utilized NIL and “bought every player” in the Aggies’ spring 2022 recruiting class.

Things got so heated and drew so many headlines that SEC commissioner Greg Sankey had to step in and try to get the former colleagues to cool it.

Finebaum is teaming up with Alabama beat reporter John Talty to write the book.

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