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Hugh Douglas Refutes Terrell Owens’s Account of Their 2005 Fight

“I’m not going to call him a liar. But he is misremembering the story.”

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In what turned out to be one of his final days as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2005, Terrell Owens got into a physical fight with Hugh Douglas. Soon after, Owens was suspended indefinitely.

Owens talked about the fight with Darren Sproles on a new episode of his Fubo Sports podcast Getcha Popcorn Ready with T.O. & Hatch. He claimed that Douglas instigated the fight by accusing Owens of faking an injury. 

Thursday on WIP, Douglas responded to Owens’s version of events.

“Me and T.O. are cool now, but it’s amazing how T.O. is misremembering. I’m not going to call him a liar. But he is misremembering the story. T.O. said something to me first.”

Douglas’s midday partner Joe Giglio told the audience that someone from Fubo sent them the audio. 

“I think T.O. Is forgetting a lot of the history with all of that that went down,” Douglas said. “Now, first of all, he instigated something with me because obviously, somebody told him I was on the radio. That’s when I first started and I was on the morning show with Angelo. Angelo was going in on him. And the reason why Angelo was going in on him is because we had just played Dallas that weekend and T.O. wore a Michael Irvin jersey at the end of the game.”

Douglas has talked about this before since returning to WIP earlier this year. He has blamed the fight on Cataldi, who accused Owens of quitting on the team that morning. He also said he wanted Owens run out of town.

“Angelo takes it all, well, you know I love him to death, but it went from 0 to 800 real fast.”

Douglas added that there was an awful lot that Owens got wrong in retelling the story. Owens says it never got physical. Douglas says both men through punches, but neither connected and teammates broke them up. 

Owens also insisted that Douglas’s relationship with quarterback Donovan McNabb had something to do with the confrontation. Douglas says that he and McNabb are friendly to each other, but they were not friends. He wouldn’t have started a fight for the guy.

“The NFL is a brotherhood and I respect the brotherhood just like I respect any other brotherhood that I’m a part of. I respect that,” Douglas concluded. “So I never said anything to him about him quitting because I know him. Listen, I saw T.O. every day for a year, work his butt off. I saw T.O. work his butt off to play in the Super Bowl. So, why would I say anything about him quitting on the team? Now, him wearing a Michael Irvin jersey, which I assumed that he forgot that he did, was the catalyst for all of this. This is the straw that broke the camel’s back, because if you remember after that game, that’s when Andy Reid sent him home.Because that’s the one thing that you don’t do in Philadelphia is do that like, especially after an L.”

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iHeartMedia Extends with Pittsburgh Steelers Through 2028 Season

“We teamed up with iHeart to build a new platform that allows Steelers Nation to connect with the team – where they want and on their terms.”

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iHeartMedia Pittsburgh announced an extension of their audio partnership with the Pittsburgh Steelers, which will now include the newly established “Steelers Audio Network” through 2028.

The “Steelers Audio Network” will offer a wide range of content, including game day broadcasts, additional shows, digital audio, podcasts, and social media posts. Fans can access the “Steelers Audio Network” and its programming throughout the year on various platforms such as 102.5 WDVE, Fox Sports Pittsburgh (970AM), the Steelers mobile app, the iHeartRadio mobile app, as well as on the team and station’s websites.

Additionally, 102.5 WDVE will continue to be the home of the Steelers game broadcasts, as they have done since 1999.

“We are excited to announce the continuation of our long-standing partnership with iHeart Media and our flagship station, 102.5 WDVE,” said Ryan Huzjak, Steelers Vice President of Sales and Marketing in a release. “We’ve teamed up with iHeart to build a new platform that allows Steelers Nation to connect with the team – where they want and on their terms.”

“We are thrilled to continue our collaboration with the Pittsburgh Steelers,” said Kevin LeGrett, President of iHeartSports. “Our renewed agreement, now known as ‘Steelers Audio Network’ encompasses a comprehensive range of audio offerings, delivering an exceptional listening experience for Steelers fans. Additionally, we’re excited to provide promotional support and further brand awareness across all six iHeartMedia Pittsburgh stations and digital sites. Our longstanding partnership continues to thrive, and we look forward to celebrating many more victories together!”

“iHeartMedia Pittsburgh and the Steelers have had a longstanding partnership,” said Tim McAleer, Market President, iHeartMedia Pittsburgh. “We are thrilled to continue to give Steelers fans access to Steelers audio broadcasts and unique Steelers programing content for years to come.”

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Nick Cattles To Fill In on 98.5 The Sports Hub

“No future guarantees, but it’s the opportunity I’ve been waiting for. Can’t wait to get back to do what I love to do.”

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Nick Cattles, who was last heard on the air at the end of June 2023 at Sactown Sports 1140 in Sacramento and has been hosting podcasts, will get a chance to fill in Monday on 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston. Cattles posted about the assignment on his LinkedIn account.

“The wait is over,” he wrote. “It’s been almost a year since the last time I walked into a radio studio. I’m back. This Monday morning from 6a-10am, you can listen to myself, Ryan Johnston, and Kendra Middleton on 98-5 The Sports Hub. No future guarantees, but it’s the opportunity I’ve been waiting for. Can’t wait to get back to do what I love to do.”

Cattles was part of the Cattles and Ramie show in Sacramento and upon leaving said, “It’s just, we love our family more. Since moving to Cali, we’ve had to overcome a lot personally. Those challenges have been amplified the last two months. It’s no longer tolerable to be 3,000 miles away. Once we settle the home situation, we’re heading back.” He had started with Sactown Sports in 2021 and also had the program director title for a period of time.

Cattles worked at The Sports Hub from in 2017 and 2018, taking part in The Adam Jones Show in the evenings and hosting on the weekends. Cattles had other stints in Boston, Virginia and with ESPN Radio.

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Andy Bunker and Randy McMichael Celebrate 5 Years Together on 92.9 The Game

“To make it five years, we are proud of it because in the grand scheme of things in radio it is unusual.”

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It was a milestone week for Andy Bunker and Randy McMichael, hosts of 92.9 The Game’s The Midday Show with Andy & Randy in Atlanta. It was this week five years ago they permanently took over the midday slot replacing John Michaels and Rick Kamla who had been released earlier that year.

The show celebrated on remote at a party with several listeners, friends and family members and spent time talking about their time together. “People listening right now, thank you, we appreciate that,” said Bunker. “We wouldn’t be doing this if you weren’t listening and if you hadn’t been listening the last five years…Making it five years on a radio show is not normal. I know it seems normal at 92.9 because we are a radio station that has a lot of stability. Dukes and Bell have been on for 10 years. The morning show that’s on right now is doing great, and the show before them was on for a lot of years.”

Bunker later added, “To make it five years, we are proud of it because in the grand scheme of things in radio it is unusual.” McMichael replied, “It has been a fun five years.”

Bunker had been hosting the evening show for three years prior to partnering with McMichael, and had previously been in sports radio in Seattle, Portland and Boston. McMichael had been with the station for about four years at the time, after an 11-year career in the NFL. Prior to that he was a three-year letterman at the University of Georgia.

The show amassed an 8.3 share for the most recent quarter, retaining their fourth place ranking it had in the fall. The show airs from 11a-2p EST.

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