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D’Marco Farr Is Leaving The Fast Lane on 101 ESPN

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D’Marco Farr is leaving ‘The Fast Lane’ on 101 ESPN in St. Louis after seven and a half years. The former NFL player turned radio host announced today that due to family reasons he is relocating to Los Angeles. He had been doing the afternoon show remotely the past two months but says that his family priorities require a larger focus, and it’s best for all involved if he moves on and the radio station has an opportunity to add a new member who can be more involved on a daily basis.

“My wife and I, there’s been a lot of sickness in our family (who need taken care off) and it’s falling on us to do it,” said Farr. “Life has taken us here. It’s a horrible decision to make, but it’s something we have to do. This is really freaking tough and I’m trying to keep it together.”

Farr continued: “Even if the Rams had remained the St. Louis Rams now and forever, I would still be (in Los Angeles). This is just where my life has taken me right now. So this had nothing to do with the other, but an opportunity came up.”

Farr then finished by talking about his fondness for the St. Louis community and the relationships he’s formed along the way.

“All three of my kids were born (in St. Louis). That’s never going to change. I wish I could move everybody I love out there, but that’s just not the case. I’ve been teammates with Randy and (Mike) Rider longer than I was with Isaac Bruce. It doesn’t suck going to work every day so this was not an easy choice for me.”

Farr was an original member of 101 ESPN. He signed on when the radio station launched in January 2009 to form the afternoon program alongside Randy Karraker and Bob Ramsey. The show has gone through a few changes over the years, including adding former Cardinal Outfielder Chris Duncan before he shifted over to middays and former Cardinals reliever Brad Thompson joined the group.

‘The Fast Lane’ is consistently one of the highest rated sports shows in St. Louis. Program Director Hoss Neupert tells BSM that the radio station will add a third member but he’s interested in finding the right fit rather than making a quick decision. The show will operate as a two-man show until a strong third host is identified. Interested applicants can apply by clicking here.

As far as his future is concerned, D’Marco will be continuing his radio career. He announced on 101 ESPN that he’s joining the Los Angeles Rams radio broadcast. According to sources he’ll be involved as the team’s in-game sideline reporter. He previously worked as the team’s radio analyst during their time in St. Louis. He’s also expected to make guest appearances on Los Angeles sports radio station ESPNLA 710.

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Cumulus Announces 790 The Score in Rhode Island is Officially On The Air

In addition to shows like Bet MGM’s The Daily Tip and others like Bet QL Daily, listeners can catch Jim Rome and Amy Lawrence.

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After reporting last week that Kevin McNamara would be the station’s only local host in the programming lineup, 790 The Score in Providence, Rhode Island is officially on the air.

The station, which was last on the air in the market in 2008, has been revived and will serve as the market’s first sports and sports betting station.

“The station features a lineup of expert personalities that deliver unique sports talk and sports betting insights that entertain, inform, and engage,” said Holly Paras, VP and market manager of Cumulus Providence. “We think Providence sports and sports betting fans will love 790 THE SCORE!”

In addition to shows like Bet MGM’s The Daily Tip and others like Bet QL Daily, listeners can catch some of the top national talent on the airwaves throughout the day and night. This includes hosts like Jim Rome and Amy Lawrence.

McNamara will host his show Kevin Mac Sports Hour daily from 5-7 p.m.

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Paul Finebaum Will Make $700K Advance Ahead of Nick Saban-Jimbo Fisher Book

Finebaum will make $700,000 plus royalties for the deep dive into the rivalry between the two SEC head coaches.

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Though there’s still some time before a finished products reaches bookshelves, but ESPN’s Paul Finebaum is reportedly set to get a nice six-figure advance by Penguin Press.

According to John Ourand of Sports Business Journal, Finebaum will make $700,000 plus royalties for the deep dive into the rivalry between the two SEC head coaches.

Back in the spring things came to a head between Alabama’s Nick Saban and Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher, as the two engaged in a verbal spat in separate press conferences over name, image and likeness.

Saban said Fisher and his staff utilized NIL and “bought every player” in the Aggies’ spring 2022 recruiting class.

Things got so heated and drew so many headlines that SEC commissioner Greg Sankey had to step in and try to get the former colleagues to cool it.

Finebaum is teaming up with Alabama beat reporter John Talty to write the book.

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Sports Gambling Podcast Network To Stage 24-Hour Fantasy Football Draft

“The event begins at 3 pm on Tuesday and is dubbed Draft Day 2.0.”

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If you’re serious about Fantasy Football, the Sports Gambling Podcast Network is bringing back a tradition you’ll want to pay attention to. 

For the second year in a row, Ryan Kramer will draft 24 different teams over the course of a 24 hour marathon that will be streamed across multiple video platforms. 

“Fortunately, the analytics research is done so I can focus now on news coming out of the camps to sharpen my views and deliver the well-reasoned selections that people need to get an edge in their drafting,” Kramer said in a press release. “It’s a bit of an audacious undertaking, but the growing phenomenon of Fantasy Football deserves this level of commitment and our SGPN audiences always respond.” 

The event begins at 3 pm on Tuesday and is dubbed “Draft Day 2.0”. All of the content will originate from the Sports Gambling Podcast Network’s studios in Los Angeles. 

The marathon will also be a fundraiser. The network is using GoFundMe to raise funds for a colleague named Darryl injured in a motorcycle accident earlier this year. A portion of proceeds generated from the sale of Sports Gambling Podcast Network branded apperal will also go to the effort. 

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