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Danny Parkins: ‘Why Is Ozzie Guillen Mad At 670 The Score?’

“I just think it’s weird he’s coming at someone who defends him all the time.”

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On Wednesday, the Chicago White Sox studio crew on NBC Sports Chicago took some subtle shots at Parkins & Spiegel on 670 The Score. Danny Parkins knows what it is they heard that elicited the reaction. He just isn’t sure why the reaction was so harsh.

“Apparently Ozzie and some others maybe got upset about what we said because then they started referencing and vaguely talking about us on TV,” he told the Score audience.

Guillen characterized what Parkins and Matt Spiegel said about the White Sox postgame show after game one of a doubleheader as criticism.

“They’re crying like a little girl. ‘Ozzie said this’. ‘Ozzie said that.’ ‘Oh Ozzie!’. Alright. Do your own show,” the former manager said on TV.

Danny Parkins said he was pointing out how harsh the criticism of the team from its official broadcast is. He never said that was a bad thing.

In fact, he thought it was being pretty clear that he was happy with what he was hearing from the NBC Sports Chicago crew. He said it was important that the White Sox leadership and decision making be held accountable as we get deeper into the season and the games get bigger.

“I’m so confused, genuinely. I don’t think that’s like a beef. Ozzie’s being playful, whatever. It is what it is. But if you’re gonna take a shot and say that we were crying? Were we crying yesterday? Weren’t we complimenting them?”

He took the compliments a step further. Parkins mentioned a column from The Athletic’s Jon Greenberg in which the writer called Guillen “the Charles Barkley of Chicago,” saying that he couldn’t think of a better description for the White Sox analyst.

“That’s how I see Ozzie. As a completely singular baseball analyst who is completely unafraid to come at people. So he’s coming at us. Totally fine! I just think it’s weird he’s coming at someone who defends him all the time.”

In trying to think about things he has said about Ozzie Guillen in the past that could cause the former skipper to hold a grudge, Danny Parkins wondered if perhaps his belief that Guillen could not get another job as a manager caused some hard feelings.

Parkins admitted that he has said on the air that he thought Ozzie Guillen became toxic when he praised Fidel Castro while he was the manager of the Miami Marlins. Parkins also said that there is a part of him that hopes Guillen never becomes a manager again, even if it is in Chicago.

“He would be a clear upgrade over Tony La Russa. I would love it for the White Sox. I would hate it for us, because we wouldn’t have him on TV anymore.”

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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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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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