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670 The Score Introduces The 12 Days of Cubsmas
If there’s one thing that can put a smile on a Chicago Cubs fan’s face this holiday season, it’s reliving the team’s historic 2016 campaign which ended with the franchise winning their first championship in 108 years. And to put everyone in a great mood this holiday season, 670 The Score is reliving the Cubs magical run with a special “12 Days of Cubsmas”.
The radio station will air the 12 best Cubs games of the season starting December 14th and continuing through Christmas day. PD Mitch Rosen says the credit for the idea goes to producer Chris Tannehill, who along with Brendan McCaffrey, Mark Grote, and Russ Mitera narrated the intro’s and produced each broadcast.
Below is the station’s full broadcast schedule for the 12 Days of Cubsmas:
- Day 1 – Wednesday 12/14 – Jake Arrieta’s No-Hitter Game
The Cubs pound Cincinnati 16-0 as Jake Arrieta pitches his second no-hitter in less than a calendar year (originally aired 4/21/2016).
AIR TIME: Immediately following DePaul vs. UIC (Approximately 9:30PM)
- Day 2 – Thursday 12/15 – Javier Baez’s Walk Off HR
In a thirteen inning thriller, the Cubs won their 7th in a row on a Javier Baez Walk off home run on Mother’s Day to sweep the Nationals (originally aired 5/8/2016).
AIR TIME: Immediately following LA @ SEA (Approximately 10:30PM)
- Day 3 – Friday 12/16 – Jon Lester’s Walk off Bunt
In front of a national television audience, the Cubs rally back from a 6-0 deficit to defeat Seattle 7-6 in 12 innings on a Jon Lester walk off bunt (originally aired 7/31/2016).
AIR TIME: 10PM
- Day 4 – Saturday 12/17 – Cubs Clinch The NL Central
The Cubs clinched the 2016 NL Central in very anti-climactic fashion. Following a late night Cardinals loss, the Cubs showed up to Wrigley Field having already won the division. The Cubs rallied to tie the game in the 9th inning, and would later give Cubs fans the chance to celebrate with a 10th inning walk off homer from Miguel Montero (originally aired 9/16/2016).
AIR TIME: Immediately following DePaul vs. Chicago State (Approximately 3:30PM)
- Day 5 – Sunday 12/18 – NLDS Game 4
The Cubs overcome a 5-2 9th inning deficit to beat the San Francisco Giants and advance to the NLCS (originally aired 10/11/2016).
AIR TIME: Immediately following PIT @ CIN (Approximately 10:30PM)
- Day 6 – Monday 12/19 – NLCS Game 1
In what would become a theme, Miguel Montero comes through in the clutch with a pinch hit Grand Slam to give the Cubs a 1-0 series lead in the 2016 NLCS (originally aired 10/15/2016).
AIR TIME: Immediately following Monday Night Football (Approximately 10:30PM)
- Day 7 – Tuesday 12/20 – NLCS Game 4
After the Dodgers took a 2-1 lead in the NLCS, Cubs fans began to panic as Chicago’s bats fell silent. Game 4 saw them break out of their slump in a big way en route to a 10-2 victory (originally aired 10/19/2016).
AIR TIME: 10PM
- Day 8 – Wednesday 12/21 – NLCS Clincher
Kyle Hendricks dazzled and the bats came alive against Clayton Kershaw as the Cubs advanced to the World Series for the first time since 1945 (originally aired 10/22/2016).
AIR TIME: Immediately following Illini vs. Missouri (Approximately 8:30PM)
- Day 9 – Thursday 12/22 – World Series Game 2
In just his second game back from injury, Kyle Schwarber collected 2 RBI as Jake Arrieta baffled the Indians to tie the World Series at one game apiece (originally aired 10/26/2016).
AIR TIME: Immediately following NYG @ PHI (Approximately 10:30PM)
- Day 10 – Friday 12/23 – World Series Game 5
Down 3-1 in the World Series, the Cubs turned to the recipe that got them to this point; Pitching and timely hitting. Jon Lester tossed 6 solid innings, and Aroldis Chapman came in to lock down the game with a 2 ⅓ inning save to force a game 6 (originally aired 10/30/2016).
AIR TIME: Immediately following DePaul Basketball
- Day 11 – Saturday 12/24 – World Series Game 6
In another win or go home scenario, the Cubs bats broke through. Addison Russell provided a memorable grand slam that would force one of the most memorable sports moments in our lifetimes, Game 7 of the World Series (originally aired 11/1/2016).
AIR TIME: Immediately following CIN @ HOU (Approximately 10:30PM)
- Day 12 – Sunday 12/25 – World Series Game 7
After giving up the lead, and sitting through a rain delay, the Cubs rallied in the 10th inning to win the World Series for the first time since 1908 (originally aired 11/2/2016).
AIR TIME: 11AM
Jason Barrett is the owner and operator of Barrett Sports Media. Prior to launching BSM he served as a sports radio programmer, launching brands such as 95.7 The Game in San Francisco and 101 ESPN in St. Louis. He has also produced national shows for ESPN Radio including GameNight and the Dan Patrick Show. You can find him on Twitter @SportsRadioPD or reach him by email at JBarrett@sportsradiopd.com.
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Doug Gottlieb: I Would Give Up Radio For Coaching Job
“I’ve told people that for the radio element to — for the right thing — I’d give it up. The (podcast), I’m not giving it up.”
Fox Sports Radio host Doug Gottlieb recently interviewed for the vacant head coaching job at Wisconsin-Green Bay and detailed the experience on his podcast.
“I got a chance to talk to (Wisconsin-Green Bay AD) Josh Moon several times during the year after they had made their coaching job available and my approach to how I’ve done these things — and this is not the first time I’ve gone down this path, but this was a different path,” Gottlieb said on his All Ball podcast.
“This is a low-major, mid-major job, and there’s no connection there. I’ve told people that for the radio element to — for the right thing — I’d give it up. The (podcast), I’m not giving it up. I love doing it and I think there’s a very smart world where if I’m coaching I can still do this podcast and still do it with basketball people all over the country and the world, and it’s kind of like a cheat code.”
He continued by saying that seeing Shaka Smart be successful at Marquette has motivated him to continue to search for the right fit as a college basketball coach.
“That’s what I want to do. And last year when I was coaching in Israel, that also continued to invigorate me…this is something that I would really like to do. It has to be the right thing. It has to be the right AD who hits the right message.”
He continued by saying that a sticking point of negotiations was he wasn’t willing to give up his nationally syndicated radio program for the job. He was willing to take less money for his assistants pool, but also to continue doing his radio show.
Gottlieb did not get the position with the Phoenix, noting that he was a finalist but was never offered the job. The position ultimately went to Wyoming assistant coach Sundance Wicks. Wicks had previous head coaching experience and had worked with Green Bay athletic director Josh Moon at Division II Northern State. He admitted he wasn’t necessarily “all-in” on the job due to the current ages of his children and whether the timing was right to uproot his family to move to Northeastern Wisconsin.
The Fox Sports Radio host does have coaching experience. He has worked as a coach for the U.S. men’s basketball team at the Maccabiah Games, sometimes referred to as the Jewish Olympics.
Gottlieb’s father — Bob — was the head men’s basketball coach at Wisconsin-Milwaukee from 1975-1980, compiling a 97-91 record.
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Waddle & Silvy: Scott Hanson Told Us to Lose His Number
“We didn’t call him back, so he set out what he wanted to do.”
Aaron Rodgers took immense pride in the fact that he told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter to “lose his number” while discussing his future earlier this week on The Pat McAfee Show. ESPN 1000’s Waddle & Silvy said they’ve experienced similar treatment from guests on their radio show.
While discussing the Rodgers interview with McAfee, the pair admitted that NFL RedZone host Scott Hanson once told their producer to stop trying to book him for interviews on the program.
“I believe the presentation was ‘Do me a favor: lose my number after this interview’,” Tom Waddle said. “So he tried to do it politely. Scott Hanson did. Get out of here. That concept is foreign to me. How about ‘Hey, next time you text me, my schedule is full. I can’t do it, but thanks for thinking of me’. ‘Lose my number?’ You ain’t the President, for Christ’s sake. I’m saying that to anyone who would say that. ‘Lose my number?’ We’re all in the communication business. I just don’t know — why be rude like that to people? What does that accomplish? You know what it accomplished? We didn’t call him back, so he set out what he wanted to do.”
Co-host Mark Silverman then mentioned that the show once tried to book Hansen and NFL Red Zone host Andrew Siciliano together in the same block, with the idea of doing a trivia game to see who the supreme Red Zone host was. Siciliano agreed, but Hansen declined.
The pair also confirmed that an NFL Network personality had told them to lose their number, but couldn’t remember if it was Rich Eisen or not.
Silverman later joked that maybe Hanson was getting a new phone with a new number, and was politely sharing with the producer that he could lose the current phone number because he would share his new number in short order.
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Seth Payne: Aaron Rodgers ‘Makes Gross Inaccuracies’ When Calling Out Media
“This is where Rodgers does this thing where he, in calling out reporters for their inaccuracies, makes gross inaccuracies in his accusations.”
Aaron Rodgers is always mad at the media for the inaccurate things he says they report, but according to Sports Radio 610 morning man Seth Payne, no one is more inaccurate than the quarterback himself.
Friday morning, Payne and his partner Sean Pendergast played audio of Aaron Rodgers responding to a question about a list of players he provided to the Jets demanding they sign. Rodgers called the idea that he would make demands “so stupid” and chastised ESPN reporter Dianna Russini, who was the first to report it.
“Now to be clear, Dianna Russini didn’t say demands in her tweet. She said wishlist,” Pendergast clarified.
They also played a clip of Russini responding to Rodgers on NFL Live saying that she stands by her reporting and it is her job to reach out to confirm that it is true.
“This is where Rodgers does this thing where he, in calling out reporters for their inaccuracies, makes gross inaccuracies in his accusations,” Seth Payne said.
He added that if Rodgers is being serious, he is doing some serious nitpicking. He claims that he didn’t give the Jets a list, but that he spoke glowingly about former teammates and told the Jets executives that he met with who he enjoyed playing with during his career.
Payne joked that maybe he wrote down the names in a circle pattern so that it was not a list. Pendergast added that he could have had Fat Head stickers on his wall that he pointed to instead of writing anything at all.
In Payne’s mind, this is a case of Russini catching stray frustration. Neither in her initial tweet nor in any subsequent media appearance did she use the phrase “demands”.
“What he’s actually responding to in that instance is Pat McAfee is the one that described it as a list of demands,” Seth Payne said.