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Boomer Esiason: Tony Romo Simply Has Different Style From Other NFL Analysts

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CBS NFL analyst Tony Romo has proven to be a somewhat divisive presence with NFL fans, with many believing he’s the best analyst in the business while others don’t prefer to listen to the former Cowboy. WFAN morning co-host Boomer Esiason believes Romo just has a different style from everyone else.

A caller into Boomer & Gio asked Esiason and Gregg Giannotti their thoughts on the differences between Romo and another former Cowboys quarterback, Troy Aikman, wondering if Romo was able to correctly predict plays because he’s more recently retired than Aikman or if it was simply a style preference.

“That’s a style issue,” Esiason said. “100% a style issue. Troy’s been doing it for a very long time. He’s got the same partner, they have a certain way about doing games. He’s not about doing what Tony’s doing — and Tony does predict plays — but it’s just a different style. Tony’s been doing it for what, five years now? Troy’s been doing it for 20. Troy and Joe have a really good relationship and it’s a very matter-of-fact broadcast. Cris (Collinsworth) has to break in a new guy in Mike Tirico and then you have Jim (Nantz) and Tony. Tony tends to be exuberant, especially when the game is big.”

“Yeah, the AFC Championship Game or when he has the opportunity to call a Super Bowl,” Giannotti agreed. “You love that enthusiasm, despite what Dick Ebersol says.”

The quip about Ebersol by Giannotti is a reference to an October interview the former NBC Sports chairman gave where he said Romo “doesn’t seem into” broadcasts any longer. He later walked back the comments, saying the reason he was critical of the CBS NFL analyst was he tired from doing too many interviews and should not have made the comments he did about Romo.

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670 The Score Hosts Congratulate Mike Mulligan on Award From Loyola Chicago

“They’re giving me an award for correctly picking the Super Bowl on September 8th,” Mulligan joked.

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670 The Score morning host Mike Mulligan is being awarded the Father Finnegan Memorial Award from Loyola University Chicago this weekend, and some of his colleagues congratulated him on the air Friday morning.

The award is given “in recognition of outstanding humanitarianism and service to youth through athletics”. Mulligan — a 1984 graduate of Loyola University Chicago — will receive the award Saturday during the Loyola Athletics Hall of Fame ceremony during a game against George Mason.

“Tremendous award,” co-host David Haugh said. “Proud moment for the show. Proud moment for you family.”

“They’re giving me an award for correctly picking the Super Bowl on September 8th,” Mulligan joked.

“That is fantastic,” Laurence Holmes said, while his co-host, Dan Bernstein, continued to say “wow”. “Congratulations. You shouldn’t be embarrassed. You should be proud.”

“I’m being celebrated for being old,” Mully joked.

“That’s not what that award says,” countered Holmes. “It says something completely different.”

The Mully & Haugh host eventually admitted he was appreciative of the award bestowed upon him by his alma mater.

“It’s a good thing. I’m very moved by it. Sister Jean will be there,” Mully said. “She has a book coming out with — I think — Seth Davis.”

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Colin Cowherd: Tony Romo Regressing Because He Loves Golf

“I’ve always felt like Tony Romo is one of those guys — and we all have somebody in our social circle like this — he got the golf bug. He’s had it for 15 years.

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The performance of CBS Sports NFL analyst Tony Romo has been a hot-button topic in sports media circles, especially after a widely-regarded lackluster performance during the AFC Championship Game. Colin Cowherd believes he knows why Romo has regressed.

During an episode of The Colin Cowherd Podcast, the sports radio host claimed golf is the reason behind Romo’s regression.

“Romo wants to be on the Tour. He literally wants to be on the Tour,” Cowherd said. “And what’s the first thing Aaron Rodgers does in the off-season? He goes and golfs, he loves it. Both, by the way, great golfers, especially Romo. But I’ve always felt like Tony Romo is one of those guys — and we all have somebody in our social circle like this — he got the golf bug. He’s had it for 15 years.

“Tony wants to be on the PGA Tour — but he likes the paycheck from CBS.”

Cowherd also added he hasn’t hired potential employees in the past if they told him they loved golf during the interview process, saying he has a theory that as men age they “get addicted to golf”.

“They’re on PGATour.com, they’re putting in the backyard, they’re thinking about it at work, they’re scheduling a trip to Scotland and they lose sight of their other job,” Cowherd said.

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ESPN Radio Adds Lakers Games As LeBron James Nears Scoring Record

“As of Friday, February 3, LeBron James is 63 points away from Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 career points.”

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The NBA’s all-time scoring record has stood for a long time. Kareem Abdul-Jabar, the current record holder, retired in 1989. LeBron James is on the verge of overtaking him though, and ESPN Radio wants to make sure it is part of history when it happens.

ESPN Radio has added two upcoming Lakers games to its schedule. The network will carry the national feeds of games on February 7 and 9. The first game is against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The second is against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Both games will be played in Los Angeles with a 9:30 PM Eastern tip. Marc Kestecher and Vince Carter will be on the call for both games.

As of Friday, February 3, LeBron James is 63 points away from Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 career points.

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