Many NFL fans could not fathom going back to the days before the NFL introduced the Red Zone channel. Being able to follow every game being played in a single destination changed the way so many experienced and followed football.
Tyler Polumbus of 104.3 The Fan in Denver isn’t one of those fans. On Monday’s edition of The Drive, he made it clear that watching Red Zone isn’t the same as watching football.
“I like watching football,” the eight-year NFL veteran said. “I like watching the situations. I like seeing the schemes. I like seeing the decisions that are made.”
Red Zone is made for people with a vested interest in the game. Gamblers and fantasy football owners want and need to see how their picks are doing. It may be the way some want to watch, but there is a lot of football that is missed if all you get are scoring plays.
“I can just watch SportsCenter if I want to watch Red Zone,” Polumbus said. “I want to feel the intensity of it.”
The NFL’s TV model makes it hard to experience all of the action being offered on a Sunday. Polumbus does not fault anyone that takes advantage of Red Zone. In fact, he says that he doesn’t stay locked into a single game when he is watching.
“I’ll flip from game to game for sure, but I like watching the actual game itself.”
At the moment, the future of Red Zone and NFL Sunday Ticket remains something of a mystery. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell promises that details of a new home for Sunday Ticket will be revealed in the fall. What that means for the future of Red Zone remains to be seen.
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.
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.
Jordan Bondurant is a features reporter for Barrett News Media. He also works for ABC8 News and Newsradio WRVA and 910 The Fan in Richmond, Virginia. His prior experiences include working for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Danville Register & Bee, Virginia Lawyers Weekly and iHeartradio Richmond. He can be reached by email at Jordan.E.Bondurant@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @J__Bondurant.
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.
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.
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.”
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.