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Tom Brady Says He Can Fire Back At Critics At FOX

“That’s natural for a commentator to have his opinion. Whether you agree with it or not, that’s just an opinion.”

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Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady really doesn’t care about what’s said or written about him in the media, but he’s taking notes.

NBC analyst Cris Collinsworth made a comment about Brady about halfway through this past week’s Sunday night game when Brady’s pass to receiver Russell Gage ended up incomplete, forcing the Bucs to punt on 4th and short in a 6-3 game.

“I got nothing,” Collinsworth said trying to think of how to analyze Brady’s pass and Gage’s attempt at a catch. “I mean, this is a layup. this is like watching LeBron James miss a layup right here…I don’t know what I’m watching.”

On Brady’s SiriusXM podcast Let’s Go! with Jim Gray on Monday, Brady was asked about media criticism, and he said it’s a two-tiered approach.

“You can let things bother you, every one of them, or you can just let it roll off your back. And that’s kind of how I’ve chosen to do it,” he said implying he lets things roll off his back. “Whatever is said or written, most people don’t have all the information, and there’s some bias with that. I do believe that it’s harder on people that have no control.”

“A lot of people, they’re just trying to fill the airwaves and fill time and fill space,” he added. “Not that they don’t have a credible opinion, it might not be credible to me, but for them it’s credible and you respect the things that are positive, you respect the things that are negative. You may not agree with them, but that’s just part of this job.”

Gray specifically mentioned the Collinsworth comments, and Brady said his opportunity at FOX might be a good chance for him to set the record straight in certain situations.

“I’m gonna get a chance to cover some games here shortly, at some point, so maybe I get a chance to fire back at everyone else,” he said. “That’s natural for a commentator to have his opinion. Whether you agree with it or not, that’s just an opinion.”

Brady said ultimately he cares the most about being respected by his teammates and coaches and tunes all the other stuff out.

“I try to control what I can control. Do I miss passes? A hundred percent absolutely,” he said. “God I wish I completed every pass. I’m sure every golfer wishes every 7-iron was into the hole. I’m sure every 3-point shooter wishes they made them all. Sometimes you make hard ones, sometimes you miss easy ones and that’s just part of it. I’m glad we came back and won the game.”

“Do I wish we scored 50 points? Yeah but we didn’t,” he added. “But we found a way to win, and I think that’s gonna build a lot of character for our team and continue to have a belief in ourselves and one another that we can come through even when the situation doesn’t quite look as good as we had hoped at the start of the day.”

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Ian Rapoport: I Have Never Thought It is Me vs Adam Schefter

“I don’t even think that, it’s just I report what I know, and he reports what he knows.”

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In terms of NFL insiders, Ian Rapoport and Adam Schefter are the two biggest names out there. And sometimes it can be a race between the two to get the biggest scoops first. Especially now with the NFL coaching carousel in full swing.

This week two teams hired new head coaches – the Broncos traded two first round picks to the Saints to acquire the rights to Sean Payton and the Texans signed DeMeco Ryans.

Rapoport tweeted that Denver had pursued Ryans up until the day they announced the trade for Payton.

Not even 15 minutes later, Schefter appeared to clarify the information out there with the two teams.

On The Pat McAfee Show on Thursday, Pat McAfee referred to the conflicting information as a “source off.”

Ian said he stood behind what he put out there.

“I know it’s fun to call it a source off or whatever, but for me I reported what I had based on the best information I can get – based on talking to many, many people throughout the course of the last month,” Rapoport said from the Senior Bowl. “And then whatever happens as a result of this I don’t really mind.”

In terms of any sort of rivalry between him and Schefter, Rapoport doesn’t view it as a head-to-head matchup.

“I don’t even think that, it’s just I report what I know, and he reports what he knows,” he said. “And everyone can sort of judge for themselves whichever way to go.”

McAfee gave kudos to Rapoport for his reporting on the Ryans situation. He also said it’s a good thing Rapoport doesn’t worry himself too much about what other insiders are doing.

“I think you should feel good about it, but I do like a good source off,” McAfee said. “And I appreciate the fact that you don’t view it as you versus Schefter. But you two are at the top of the game. So that’s a compliment more so than anything.”

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AEW Considers Launching Streaming Service

“It’s possible an AEW streaming service could be independent, but many are hopeful AEW’s offerings would be available on HBO Max or Discovery+ akin to how WWE Network is now available on Peacock.”

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All Elite Wrestling is looking into launching its own streaming service.

According to reporting from Bloomberg, a source “familiar with management’s thinking” said AEW is looking to strike a deal with broadcast partner Warner Bros. Discovery.

Since launching in 2019, AEW now puts on two weekly shows on Warner channels TBS and TNT and airs two shows on YouTube.

Last year AEW acquired Ring of Honor from Sinclair Broadcast Group. As part of that deal, AEW took ownership of RoH’s extensive content library Honor Club. So much like WWE did with WWE Network when it launched in 2014, AEW could launch its streaming service and have all of Ring of Honor’s content in a one-stop shop.

It’s possible an AEW streaming service could be independent, but many are hopeful AEW’s offerings would be available on HBO Max or Discovery+ akin to how WWE Network is now available on Peacock.

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NBC Officially Unveils Noah Eagle, Todd Blackledge as New Big Ten Booth

“With their collective college football experience and great enthusiasm for the game, Todd, Noah and Kathryn join a production team that can’t wait to kick off the Big Ten season.”

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It’s officially official: Noah Eagle, Todd Blackledge, and Kathryn Tappen will join the Big Ten on NBC booth when the network begins airing the conference’s football package in 2023.

NBC made the announcement Thursday, after weeks of speculation about the moves.

“We are excited to showcase Big Ten Saturday Night on the NBC Sports’ primetime marquee,” said NBC Sports Executive Producer Sam Flood. “When you hear Todd’s voice, you know it’s a big college football game. It has been that way for decades.

“Noah is one of the industry’s rising young play-by-play commentators, who has excelled calling numerous sports across multiple platforms for a wide range of audiences. We are thrilled to pair him in the booth with Todd.

“Kathryn has told the stories of so many memorable Notre Dame Football moments over the last decade in her on-field reporting and interviews,” Flood continued. “With their collective college football experience and great enthusiasm for the game, Todd, Noah and Kathryn join a production team that can’t wait to kick off the Big Ten season.”

Blackledge joins NBC after working as a college football analyst for the network for the past 17 seasons. Previously, he was the an analyst for CBS and ABC, making 2023 his 30th consecutive season covering college football as an analyst.

Eagle is the son of broadcasting legend Ian Eagle, and currently serves as the radio voice of the Los Angeles Clippers. He comes to NBC after calling college football games for FOX Sports in 2022.

Tappen has spent the past nine seasons working NBC’s college football coverage with Notre Dame. Eight of those nine seasons were spent as the network’s sideline reporter before anchoring the studio coverage from South Bend in 2022.

2023 will mark the beginning of a seven-year contract for NBC to air Big Ten football games in primetime. The move is one of the biggest notable expansions in the college football arena for the network since its partnership with Notre Dame began in 1991.

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