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Michael Kay to Don La Greca: ‘You’re Very Big In This Business’ After Barrett Sports Media Story

“There was a whole article about it. I thought that was nice.”

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During an interview last week with Jake Asman, Don La Greca shared his notorious rants are good for him, because it’s better to let it out than keep it in. The subject of La Greca’s rants, as well as Barrett Sports Media’s subsequent article on the topic, came up during Monday’s episode of The Michael Kay Show.

During a discussion about who the “clown” of the show was, La Greca brought up how a recent trip to Music City with the New York Rangers showcased how legendary one of his rants has become.

“Somebody held up a sign from Nashville that said Ed Kranepool,” La Greca said, referencing his 2018 meltdown that the only “lifer” New York Mets could turn to was the club’s former first baseman. “They listen from Nashville. I went down and took pictures with them. I thought that was really cool. That’s kind of clownish with the Ed Kranepool and me screaming like a maniac.”

“That’s now clownish,” Kay replied. “It’s made you a lot of money. I saw that you got interviewed by our good buddy in Houston, Jake Asman. And then Barrett Sports Media picked it up so everyone nationally is seeing it.”

“(They) wrote an article about how I said on the air that it’s good to let it out during a rant. Don’t keep it in,” said La Greca. “There was a whole article about it. I thought that was nice.”

“You’re very big in this business. I think you know that,” Kay said.

The Michael Kay Show will be celebrating its 20th anniversary Friday at the Palladium Times Square. Kay, La Greca, and Peter Rosenberg will host the show from the theatre live before continuing with an “unplugged” event from 7:00-9:00 PM.

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Doug Gottlieb: Nobody Cares About World Cup Once USA’s Eliminated

“I’m sure people in the soccer world are still talking about the World Cup. But zero people I know in real life are talking about the World Cup today.”

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The United States has been eliminated from the 2022 World Cup, and FOX Sports Radio host Doug Gottlieb believes that will return the sport back to its usual place inside the sports media landscape.

“I’m sure people in the soccer world are still talking about the World Cup,” Gottlieb said on his In The Bonus podcast Monday. “But zero people I know in real life are talking about the World Cup today.

“You can tell me how big soccer is in the world — and I’m not gonna dispute it — and you can tell me we’re doing better in the world than we’ve ever done — and I’m not gonna dispute it, it’s fine — but the fact is that as soon as that match was over we went from a couple of hours of soccer guy, or writer guy who’s really a soccer guy at heart, talking about should we change coaches, tactics, players, or whatever, and then it’s over. I don’t know who won and I don’t care.”

Gottlieb later added that soccer has been “the sport of the future” for his entire life, but added that college basketball is going on right now, and it isn’t on the national sports radar, either.

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Jon Marks Working Without At Contract at WIP

WIP is currently in the midst of changes to its lineup due to the upcoming departure of legendary morning host Angelo Cataldi.

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94WIP afternoon host Jon Marks has revealed he is working without a contract.

A report from CrossingBroad.com claims Marks mentioned the development on the air two weeks ago, and Marks confirmed the news when the outlet asked him for comment.

He did not, however, wish to say much more about the situation. WIP is currently in the midst of changes to its lineup due to the upcoming departure of legendary morning host Angelo Cataldi.

In late October, the station announced the current midday show of Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie would replace Cataldi in the mornings. Longtime morning co-host Al Morganti will remain with the station but will no longer be heard in mornings once DeCamara and Ritchie take over. Anchor Rhea Hughes will stay in the morning timeslot.

The station has yet to name a new midday show to replace DeCamara and Ritchie. Marks is currently teamed with former NFL linebacker Ike Reese from 2:00-6:00 PM. The two were paired together in 2017.

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Boomer Esiason Wonders If Joe Buck Was Criticized Before Energetic Monday Night Football Open

“Maybe he was doing that emphatically because somebody criticized him as flat or something.”

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Monday Night Football got off to an energetic start last night, with the usually reserved Joe Buck showcasing an exuberant attitude while discussing the weather and the fact that the calendar has already flipped to December. WFAN morning host Boomer Esiason wondered if there was an ulterior motive to Buck’s raucous start.

In addition to the energy exuded by the Monday Night Football announcer, Buck nearly howeld in excitement as the network showcased Tom Brady’s usual scream of “Let’s F—ing Go!”, by shouting “Yeah! Let’s go! I can’t say one of those words!”

The excitement was noticed by Boomer & Gio update anchor Jerry Recco who played the audio for the show, with Boomer Esiason wondering if Buck was proving a point to someone.

“Maybe somebody told him he was too downcast the previous broadcast,” Esiason wondered. “Maybe he was doing that emphatically because somebody criticized him as flat or something.”

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