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Mike Salk, Richard Sherman Spar Over Past Comments
“I’m gonna answer the questions from Brock and K.J. and we’ll just excuse the questions from you.”
Every Wednesday, Brock & Salk on Seattle Sports 710 welcome former Seattle Seahawk K.J. Wright to the program for an hour, which usually includes conversations with current and former Seahawks. Richard Sherman joined the show this morning, and the interview went off the rails when Mike Salk asked the former All-Pro cornerback a question.
Salk asked Sherman what he learned about the differences between Seattle other locations — like San Francisco and Tampa, where Sherman played to close his career — before the interview got contentious.
“I remember when I exited here and I heard some words from you that were a lot different from what I heard when I was here,” Sherman said. “I’m gonna answer the questions from Brock and K.J. and we’ll just excuse the questions from you.”
Salk denied the accusation from Sherman, saying it simply isn’t true that the radio host talked differently about Sherman after he left the Seahawks.
“I don’t listen to your show, so, again, you’re excused from the interview,” Sherman reiterated.
“It doesn’t really work that way, Sherm,” responded Salk. “This is a show that has my name on it.”
“It kinda does, though,” continued Salk.
“The only reason I’m here is because of K.J., not you,” Sherman quipped. After Salk said he was willing to have the conversation about his past comments, the Amazon Prime Video analyst said “I don’t have that conversation for you”.
Brock Huard defended Salk to Sherman, by saying “Salky and I have had a brotherhood for 14 years. I understand, you guys can have beef, but you can ask K.J., who has spent 13 weeks with us, and I think he’d tell you ‘Rich, he’s pretty good’.”
After Sherman remarked he never would have appeared on the show if not for Wright, the interview wrapped up with Salk calling it an “uncomfortable moment” that he wasn’t expecting. He added that it was unfortunate that Sherman felt the way he did.
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Ed Egros Added to BetQL Daily
“I am thrilled to be able to move the sports betting conversation forward and have a strong group to do it with.”
Congratulations are in order for Ed Egros. He is joining the BetQL Audio Network. He will be part of BetQL Daily every weekday.
“Ed has become a leading voice on sports betting and analytics over the course of his career and we’re pleased to add him and his perspective to our weekday ‘BetQL Daily program’ alongside Joe and Erin,” Mitch Rosen, Vice President of Audacy’s BetQL Network said in a press release. “Through his wealth of experience in sports reporting and analysis, Ed will provide valuable insights to our listeners as they make their betting decisions, while using his expertise to break down games, analyze players and teams, and provide valuable betting tips, strategies and Wagertainment.”
Egros comes to BetQL from the NFL where he worked for the NextGen Stats team on digital content before and after games. His career has also taken him to Alabama and Dallas as a local reporter and to Bally Sports and FanDuel on the national stage.
“I could not be more excited! To join an established show with two of the more talented pros in the business in Erin and Joe is an opportunity I wholeheartedly embrace,” said Ed Egros. “It has always been a professional dream of mine to have a platform to combine my loves of sports analytics and sports betting. I am thrilled to be able to move the sports betting conversation forward and have a strong group to do it with.”
BetQL Daily airs every weekday at 9 am Eastern. Egros makes his debut on the show on April 3. He will join co-hosts Joe Ostrowski and Erin Hawksworth.
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Mike Bell: Clark Kellogg is ‘the Valedictorian in Class With 2 Delinquents’
“I’ve never heard it quite described that way,” Kellogg responded laughing.
There are just three more games before the end of the college basketball season, and with it the annual crossover between the CBS NCAA and the TNT NBA studio teams will also conclude.
On Thursday, CBS college basketball analyst Clark Kellogg joined Dukes & Bell on 92.9 The Game in Atlanta live from radio row at the Final Four in Houston, and Kellogg said the busy TV schedule comes with the territory.
“It just happens to be that’s the way it unfolds during this time of year with Warner Bros. Discovery and CBS being partners since 2011 for the tourney,” Kellogg said. “I’m grateful to have a chance to sit where God has graced me to sit and be part of a sporting event that’s as special as we have on the sports calendar.”
The yearly meeting of the basketball personalities always makes for some entertaining studio segments with Kellogg and the TNT NBA studio guys. Co-host Mike Bell told Kellogg he stands out among guys like Kenny Smith and Charles Barkley.
“I always get the impression when I watch that it’s like high school. And you’re in a room, and you’re like the valedictorian of your class and you got the two delinquents with Kenny and Charles,” Bell said.
“I’ve never heard it quite described that way,” Kellogg responded laughing. Clark said it’s all love when everyone is together.
“It’s obvious that we have a great time,” he said. “There’s mutual respect across the board with us on the air.”
“It’s as fun as it appears to be and even more so when we’re not on camera because we’re talking hoops and busting each others chops and having a great time,” Kellogg added.
Jordan Bondurant is a features reporter for Barrett Sports Media. He’s a multimedia journalist and communicator who works at the Virginia State Corporation Commission in Richmond. Jordan also contributes occasional coverage of the Washington Capitals for the blog NoVa Caps. His prior media experiences include working for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Danville Register & Bee, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, WRIC-TV 8News and Audacy Richmond. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter @J__Bondurant.
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Stephen Strom Leaves Barrett Sports Media For Miami Marlins Radio Role
“Earlier this month, the team announced that Kyle Sielaf was moving from the studio host role into the broadcast booth.”
It is always a good day when Barrett Sports Media gets to congratulate one of our own. Stephen Strom made his debut Thursday as the studio host of Miami Marlins baseball coverage on 940 WINZ in Miami.
Strom came to BSM in 2022 to host the Sports Talkers Podcast. The show delivered 33 episodes and was consistently one of the best performers on the BSM Podcast Network.
Prior to announcing his new role in Major League Baseball, Stephen Strom served as a broadcast assistant for the Miami Heat, working with the team’s television voice Eric Reid. He also called games for Nova Southeastern and Florida International universities.
The new gig means Strom is leaving Barrett Sports Media. That means, unfortunately, that the Sports Talkers Podcast is coming to an end.
“Stephen is a bulldog. I am not surprised he landed this opportunity,” BSM Content Director Demetri Ravanos said. “I could not be more proud of him. This is just another significant step in what I am betting will be a long, successful broadcasting career for him.”
Earlier this month, the team announced that Kyle Sielaf was moving from the studio host role into the broadcast booth. He replaces Glenn Geffner, who had been on Marlins’ radio broadcasts for the previous 15 years.
“One of the great rewards of running Barrett Media is being able to give a platform to talented people and seeing them take advantage of the opportunity,” said Barrett Media President Jason Barrett. “Stephen Strom has done an outstanding job for us with the Sports Talkers Podcast and though we hate to lose him because he’s become someone we hold in high regard, I couldn’t be happier to see him advance his career, and take the next step with the Miami Marlins.”