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Mike Greenberg Fulfills Promise to Say F-Word on ‘The Pat McAfee Show’

“Ladies and gentleman, Mr. Rogers just said the F-word.”

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In his first interview since enduring a season-ending Achilles tendon injury, New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers expressed optimism that he may be able to make a return to the field this season, claiming that nothing is impossible. Rodgers, 39, suffered the calamitous blow on the fourth play of the Jets’ first offensive drive of the season and underwent surgery on Wednesday in Los Angeles, Calif.

Rodgers is unable to put any weight on the leg at the moment and is relying on crutches, but is looking into different treatment methods to hasten a return as quickly as possible. Despite being injured, he confirmed that he will continue to appear on The Pat McAfee Show for a weekly guest spot on Tuesday afternoons, something he has done for the last four seasons.

ESPN television and radio host Mike Greenberg is an avid Jets fan and was watching the game with network colleagues when Rodgers exited with the injury. Throughout the week, he has been coping with the news and expressing his opinions on both Get Up and #Greeny. In fact, shortly after Rodgers went down, he spoke with McAfee about what the injury could possibly be as he tried to gather himself and focus on the game.

McAfee’s program was streaming on YouTube for its final hour and the host decided to call Greenberg on a live video chat. Greenberg answered the call as he was walking down the street and tried to find a quiet spot to speak on the program. After informing him that the show was live, he expressed his thoughts on what Rodgers had said in the recent interview.

“When Aaron Rodgers intimated that he might come back this year, I just about lost it,” Greenberg said. “I literally just about lost it, and that’s why I texted you what I texted you. I have no idea if that is earthly possible, but if he did; if he could somehow, it would be the most incredible thing that has ever happened, genuinely, maybe in the history of the NFL.”

McAfee then asked Greenberg to expound on what he texted him, knowing that it contained expletives. Greenberg refrains from using profanity on the air, but decided to do so in this instance to express his true feelings towards the situation. Before this instance, Greenberg had never cursed while on a program in his entire career. It is unknown whether or not Greenberg knew that the show was in its final hour and off of ESPN for the day.

“What the hell if there’s a chance he’s going to come back,” Greenberg said. “I texted you, ‘Let’s f*****g go!’”

McAfee, the cast of his show and the crowd watching from afar erupted in cheers in hearing Greenberg react to what had been insinuated by Rodgers. Greenberg had previously promised the host that he would say the F-word in April if Rodgers retired or played on another team than the Jets. Shortly thereafter, the eponymous show host and former NFL punter explained what had just happened to the viewers.

“Ladies and gentleman, Mr. Rogers just said the F-word,” McAfee said, referencing the popular children’s television show. “That is what just happened right there.”

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Ryan Leaf: Jay Glazer ‘Is a Fraud When it Comes to Anything Mental Health or Wellness Related’

“Phelps is an inspiration but it gives me pause that he muddies his mind with that con man.”

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Swimmer Michael Phelps was a guest on NBC’s Meet the Press this weekend and as he has done before, he talked candidly about the challenges he has had with his mental health and his bouts with depression. He spoke with Kristen Welker and talked about FOX Sports football insider Jay Glazer being his “mental health buddy.” This brought quite the response from former Chargers quarterback and current football analyst Ryan Leaf.

“Jay Glazer and I, we’re both mental health buddies,” Phelps said. “We both struggle, and when we’re both having our bad days, we go through similar ups and downs. And we do similar things when we’re down, if that makes sense. We both had this conversation the other day because when it happens to me, I reach out to him. When it happens to him, he reaches out to me. I have a couple of friendships like that where we’ve kind of been really able to form a bond.”

In response to a social media post about the interview, Leaf held nothing back as he posted his thoughts about Glazer.

“Glazer is a fraud when it comes to anything mental health or wellness related,” Leaf wrote. “He uses it for his benefit and really isn’t invested in any of it unless it benefits him and his brand. Phelps is an inspiration but it gives me pause that he muddies his mind with that con man.”

Leaf has been vocal as well about his struggles with depression, addiction and a suicide attempt. Leaf also spent 32 months in prison when he violated the terms of his probation by breaking into a home to steal prescription drugs.

Back in 2018, a story from the New York Post talked about Leaf and Glazer working together on Glazer’s ‘Merging Vets and Players’ (MVP) initiative.

Glazer, who was recently married and has been on his honeymoon, posted on his X account in response to Phelps’ interview, “Brother, I am so honored to walk this walk with you!!! We save each other my dude!”

Glazer has not yet commented on the post from Leaf. Should he respond, we will update this story.

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‘NFL Total Access’ Comes to an End After 21 Years on NFL Network

“Today is our last show and while our team is disappointed, we are excited about what’s next for us at NFL Network.”

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‘NFL Total Access’ has been a part of the NFL Network since 2003 and today it is set for its final episode. The news of the show coming to an end came down earlier this month. Many of the current show participants took to social media to post their thoughts including hosts Mike Yam and Kimmi Chex along with analyst Chase Daniel.

“Tonight marks the last ever episode of NFL Total Access,” said Chex. “I was 7 years old when this show aired meaning that I spent my life watching. Co-hosting our flagship program this past season has been the honor of my career. I’m not going anywhere but for now, it’s goodbye TA.”

Yam said, “It’s been an absolute thrill hosting NFL Total Access. Today is our last show and while our team is disappointed, we are excited about what’s next for us at NFL Network. “Thank you” isn’t nearly enough to express the gratitude I have for the team. See you at 7est for 1 more run.”

A report from The Athletic said the show would be replaced “at least in the interim” by Insiders with Ian Rapoport, Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero.

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NBCUniversal Names Olympic Hosts for USA, CNBC and E!; Kathryn Tappen Headlines

“We are excited to have an experienced group of hosts to present the most compelling stories, news, and interviews as we take viewers from event to event throughout the Games.”

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NBCUniversal announced its hosts for coverage of the Olympic Games Paris 2024 on USA Network, CNBC and E! Cara Banks, Laura Britt and Trenni Casey will all be a part of the coverage on CNBC and E! Lindsay Czarniak, Carolyn Manno and Kathryn Tappen will all take part in the USA Network coverage.

The Opening Ceremony of the 2024 Paris Olympics is Friday, July 26 on NBC, Peacock, and Telemundo.

Coverage on USA Network, CNBC, and E! is expected to include Team USA men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, and volleyball, as well as swimming, gymnastics, and track & field, and more.

“We are excited to have an experienced group of hosts to present the most compelling stories, news, and interviews as we take viewers from event to event throughout the Games,” said Rebecca Chatman, Vice President and Coordinating Producer, NBC Olympics Production in a release.

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