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Dan Patrick: LIV Golf Should Have Charles Barkley Play Every Event Mic’d Up

“I like him when it’s gimmicky golf.”

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Who is LIV Golf trying to appeal to by adding Charles Barkley to the TV broadcast? Dan Patrick said on his radio show on Friday that Barkley would certainly make the broadcasts more entertaining. He isn’t sure that Sir Charles actually makes them better.

Barkley’s appeal to serious golf fans may be limited. If that is who LIV is trying to get to watch, Patrick doesn’t think the much-discussed signing in the right one.

“I like him when it’s gimmicky golf,” the FOX Sports Radio host told the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand, who was a guest on the show.

He cited The Match series on Turner as the ideal way to use Barkley as a golf commentator. It gives Barkley the opportunity to be more of an entertainer than an analyst.

In a broadcast booth, Charles Barkley may not be able to be as loose. Even with LIV Golf going out of its way to create more fun than a typical PGA broadcast does, many fans may feel Barkley is out of place.

That is why Dan Patrick thinks the best way LIV could use Barkley is not to have him in the booth talking about what he is watching.

“I would have him play in every event, he said. “I mean, if you are gonna have fun with him. Have him mic’d up on the course and have him interact with the players, something like that.”

Marchand says it is a good idea and one he doesn’t think is outside the realm of possibility based on his recent conversation with Barkley.

“He did say in his talks with Norman, it was more of a smorgasbord of things. It doesn’t sound like he is going to do straight ahead analysis.”

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Joy Taylor Says Aaron Rodgers Is More Likeable After Pardon My Take Appearance

“It makes him astronomically more likeable,” Taylor said.

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On Monday, the Pardon My Take podcast dropped their latest episode which featured an interview with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Big Cat, one of the show’s co-hosts, is a Chicago Bears fan and has spent a lot of time not liking Rodgers publicly.

Colin Cowherd saw one of the many clips that the show shared and brought up how much he thought that Rodgers took ribbing from Big Cat and the podcast in stride. That’s when Joy Taylor offered that the interview could help Rodgers in the long run.

“It makes him astronomically more likeable,” Taylor said. “When you can show that you don’t take yourself that seriously, all of the animosity that people have towards you just kind of starts to wither away.”

She added that the disarming quality helps if people don’t perceive Rodgers as thinking he has all the answers.

“When people feel like they are projecting ‘I know more than you’ and ‘I’ve got it all figured out’ energy, people are like: ‘you got to be the smartest guy on the room all time time? You’re not.’

This is so likeable,” Taylor said. “It’s really funny.”

Cowherd agreed and even said he is probably going to go listen to it after the show.

“Aaron is genuinely laughing as they make fun of him and that is an incredibly endearing quality.”

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WNSR Debuts ‘Power Hour’ with Sami Kincaid

Nashville’s WNSR debuted Power Hour with host Sami Kincaid.

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Power Hour with Sami Kincaid

Nashville has a brand new voice to listen to on WNSR and her name is Sami Kincaid. On Saturday, the station debuted Power Hour with host Sami Kincaid.

The debut show featured Associated Press writer Teresa Walker, Vanderbilt women’s basketball guard Jordyn Cambridge and North Georgia assistant softball coach Alea White. The show is focused on women that are operating inside sports.

The show airs Saturdays from 9-10a CT.

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Toucher and Rich: Dennis Eckersley’s Retirement a “Huge Loss”

“When Eckersley got in there (the booth),” Shertenlieb started, “he was great. It made all of them better when Dennis Eckersley was around. It’s going to be a huge loss.”

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On Monday, Dennis Eckersley announced that he was going to retire from the Boston Red Sox television booth at the end of this season. The current NESN analyst is leaving after twenty years on the air with the team.

The news broke during Toucher and Rich on 98.5 the Sports Hub and it gave show co-host Rich Shertenlieb a chance to mention the news and praise the departing personality.

“When Eckersley got in there (the booth),” Shertenlieb started, “he was great. It made all of them better when Dennis Eckersley was around. It’s going to be a huge loss.”

The show spent the rest of the segment talking about what Eckersley offered that made him so unique. That’s when Matt McCarthy, fill-in for Fred Toucher, said that Eckersley was exactly what you wanted in an analyst.

“You want someone that’s going to give you an opinion,” McCarthy said. “Eck gave you an opinion. He’ll be missed.”

McCarthy also pointed out that this is the latest major shakeup that has happened to the television broadcast in recent years.

“There’s no doubt this is a blow,” McCarthy added. “This is a tremendous loss to that Red Sox broadcast to which has taken a lot of hits over the years with the loss of Jerry Remy, the decision to move on from Don Orsillo and now Dennis Eckersley retiring… they are going to have to find an entertainer in there. Matt McCarthy

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