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Boomer and Gio React to Hearing LIV Golf Ad on WFAN

“So we took the blood money, Trump Bedminster took the blood money, Trump Doral took the blood money too, that’s the last event that they have,” Esiason said.

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Boomer and Gio

There are still a few weeks before LIV Golf’s next event set to take place at Trump Bedminster in New Jersey at the end of the month, and like any big event coming to the New York/New Jersey area it’s going to be promoted to sell tickets.

WFAN hosts Boomer Esiason and Gregg Giannotti were surprised to hear during a commercial break on Monday an ad for the upcoming LIV Golf tournament. Coming back on the air, Gio couldn’t tune it out.

“It’s just awkward to ignore it so I had to mention it because if we’re talking about all these golfers taking the money and then we’re talking about the PGA Tour sponsors taking the money and all of this, then we have to at least be fair and mention how I guess we took the money as well,” Gio said.

It’s well-documented that LIV Golf has financial backing by the government of Saudi Arabia, which has its track record of human rights issues as well as connections to the 9/11 attacks.

Boomer and Gio both seemed surprised that WFAN and/or parent company Audacy would advertise the tournament and the fledgling tour.

“So we took the blood money, Trump Bedminster took the blood money, Trump Doral took the blood money too, that’s the last event that they have,” Esiason said.

Boomer added that it’s very possible there will be some protests near Trump Bedminster that weekend especially by those who lost loved ones or were personally affected by the 9/11 tragedy.

“I would imagine there’s gonna be a lot of protests over there in New Jersey,” Esiason said. “The 9/11 families – if Dustin Johnson’s making a $125 million and Bryson DeChambeau is bragging that he’s making more money than has been reported and Phil Mickelson’s making $200 million and we have a Saudi government that had their hand involved in 9/11, and you have all these families that have been suing the Saudi government and got nothing.”

LIV Golf doesn’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon, and the fund supporting LIV is reported to have hundreds of millions of dollars on hand to spend to ensure its long-term survival.

Esiason said even though it’s been nearly 21 years since 9/11, it’s understandable there will be some people who oppose LIV Golf.

“I think over time it will calm down,” he said. “But I still think it’s a pretty raw emotional feeling for a lot of people that don’t like the fact that this thing is going on the way that it’s going on.”

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Cumulus Announces 790 The Score in Rhode Island is Officially On The Air

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 Will Make $700K Advance Ahead of Nick Saban-Jimbo Fisher 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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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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