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Mark Titus Leaves FOX For Barstool

“His podcast with Tate Frazier started while at The Ringer under the name One Shining Moment. The duo moved to FOX in 2020 and renamed the show Titus & Tate.”

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Another young talent has left a more traditional sports media outlet for Barstool. Mark Titus announced on social media that he will join the company to create college basketball content. The move comes less than a month after Titus announced that he and co-host Tate Frazier would end the Titus & Tate podcast.

“Perfect fit for me for 1000 reasons, both professional and personal,” Titus tweeted.

He will follow Big Cat to Chicago to work out of Barstool’s new offices there. He joked that it brings him “one step closer to realizing my dream as head coach of Chicago State.”

Mark Titus played college basketball as a walk-on at Ohio State. He kept a blog during that time called Club Trillion. It clearly impressed Bill Simmons, because when Titus’s playing days were over, he was hired to write for Grantland and then followed Simmons to The Ringer.

His podcast with Tate Frazier started while at The Ringer under the name One Shining Moment. The duo moved to FOX in 2020 and renamed the show Titus & Tate.

Frazier is not following Titus to Barstool.

The new Barstool Sports college basketball show will be called The Mark Titus Show. It launches on March 6. New episodes will be released three times per week.

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Adam Schefter: ‘I Think My Life is Boring’

“Billy, that may be the smartest, truest thing you’ve ever said on this show.”

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Adam Schefter has been covering the National Football League since 1990 and established himself into a respected journalist in the business. As the senior NFL insider at ESPN, he appears across the network’s programming and divulges the latest news and developments around the league. Schefter recently appeared on Meadowlark Media’s God Bless Football podcast to talk about what is taking place as minicamps occur around the NFL. Aside from this though, he also spoke about how his mother was a guest on the same podcast one week prior.

Billy Gil, a producer and on-air personality for Meadowlark Media, ran into Schefter’s mother on an elevator during a cruise. Gil explained after the fact that he had met someone who changed the world for bringing Schefter into it to break football news. Jon “Stugotz” Weiner, the co-host of the program, conveyed that the NFL news breaking would not have happened without him being in the business. Schefter revealed that he did listen to the podcast and replied to the assertion that the show had made.

“Again, my mom is such a force – she’s so dynamic that I believe that she’s changed the world in her own way,” he said. “I never even associated it with me when he asked that question – I never even thought of it that way.”

Schefter revealed that he gets stopped at the Super Bowl or at football events where people ask him about his mother, evincing the impact that she has made on the world. Weiner replied by stating that they viewed in their own way, which, in reality, differed from the perspective that he took. After having his mother on the show though, Gil wanted to know why Schefter was boring, which led to laughter among the panel.

“You know what?,” Schefter said. “Billy, that may be the smartest, truest thing you’ve ever said on this show.”

Weiner acknowledged that it was a good question from Gil, and Schefter continued by stating that his mother mocks him for being boring all the time. Additionally, he claimed to have “less than zero life” and later doubled down on the fact that his mother thinks he is boring. Weiner believes that his mother set a high bar to match her energy level and not being mundane that it is impossible to duly live up to overall.

“No, I am, in my own way, I have a boring life,” Schefter said. “I don’t think I am boring, but I think my life is boring.”

Gil contested Schefter’s answer by delineating his presumption that every time Schefter enters a room, people want to talk to him. This led Schefter to tell a story about being on Capitol Hill this past week to meet with members of Congress about promoting awareness for people to be screened for Type 1 Diabetes. He was joined by Robin Arzón of Peloton and Grammy award-winning recording artist Usher on his visit. Reflecting back on the experience, he found it exhilarating to be meeting with people about this and discussing a variety of topics, including football.

When Schefter met with Rep. John Joyce, he was surprised to hear that Joyce had read his book, let alone knowing that he had written one in the first place. Joyce also stated that his son, who is autistic, watches Schefter on television, leading him to ask Joyce if he could call his son on the phone. Once his son was on the line, he recognized Schefter’s voice after he simply said his name without any warning that he would be calling.

“You’re a good man Adam Schefter, you really are,” Weiner said.

“Dan and I spoke for 10 minutes,” Schefter said. “I gave him fantasy tips – I set his fantasy lineup. I gave him my sleeper pick that I will not share anywhere. Dan knows it. I’m like, ‘Dan, here’s your last pick in your last round.’ I always have one of these guys…. Again, to get back to the initial thing, I have a very boring life, but yes Billy, I will confirm there are people that do enjoy talking to you sometimes, and that’s nice.”

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Mike Tirico, Greg Olsen, Kate Scott and Brock Huard Added as Voices to Madden NFL 25

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Video game and football fans are counting down the days until the August 16 release of the new Madden 25 video game from EA. The date, along with the news that San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey would don the cover was released last week. Today, the EA Sports team posted a blog with several pieces of new information about the game. Included in that was news that Mike Tirico, Greg Olsen, Kate Scott and Brock Huard will be new voices heard on the game.

Those names will join incumbents Brandon Gaudin and Charles Davis and form two additional broadcast teams. Tirico and Olsen, the former NFL TE who now works for FOX Sports and recently took home the Sports Emmy Award for top Event Analyst, will be one team. Scott and Huard will make up the other team. Scott is the current television play-by-play voice of the Philadelphia 76ers who has called preseason NFL games and was also part of Learfield’s College Football Saturday Night . In 2016, she made history, becoming the first woman to call an NFL game on radio and the first woman to call a football game on the Pac-12 Network.

The EA team said, “These new teams are here to refresh your Madden NFL experience and bring it to life with over 42,000 fresh recordings at launch, with multiple in-season updates to keep it fresh.”

The makers of Madden 25 say they have upgraded the look, feel and sound of the game. They explain it by saying, “Dive deeper than ever into the NFL game day experience with an immersive feature set that brings players closer to NFL action than ever before across game modes; from realistic Franchise changes to two brand new commentary crews, you’ll feel so close to the gridiron you can almost smell the all-new 3D turf.” 

EA also said it has added crowd audio from the 2023 NFL season’s Monday Night Football games and NFL Films, “so it doesn’t just feel like realistic crowd noise–it is real crowd noise.” They said the on-field sound effects have been increased and refreshed and now include over 500 samples.

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Cam Newton: How Can We Get Other Minority Broadcasters to Skip the Line, Too?

What type of media training did Tony Romo have before he just popped up and started commentating the game?

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Cam Newton is never one to shy away from controversy or a controversial topic. On his latest episode of his YouTube show 4th & 1, Newton tackled the topic of whether or not minorities are getting a fair share of certain broadcasting opportunities.

Newton and co-host Omari Collins brought up some of the contract numbers for certain top NFL and college football broadcasters. Newton said, “The truth is, when I see a guy like Tom Brady signs a 10-year contract worth $375 million dollars, Greg Olsen $3 million contract annually as a commentator, Tony Romo, 10 years $180 million, Troy Aikman, $18.5 million contract annually. And then you drop off to Ryan Clark with $2 million annually.” Newton said he is not saying any of them do not deserve the contracts they have been given.

He added, “I’m always gonna tell Tom Brady, Tony Romo, Greg Olsen, Troy Aikman, Matt Ryan to go get the bag. From one former player to another former player. I’m not hating on that. What I am doing is saying, how in the world are they the only ones that’s getting access to these types of contracts? Because somebody told me, they say, ‘Well, you don’t get these contracts because you’re not polished yet.’ What type of media training did Tony Romo have before he just popped up and started commentating the game? As the number one guy. And he does a damn good job. Tom Brady, same thing.”

Collins said, “They skipped the line of a lot of people.”

“That is my point,” Newton said. “How can we get other minorities to skip the line, too? Because we all know ball. We all can speak on our perspective of what we feel this place should be or analyze what the play was.”

Newton said he has tried to be his authentic self in his media endeavors and that he uses his platform to “deliver the truth, my way.”

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