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SiriusXM To Air 34 College Football Bowl Games

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SiriusXM will offer a schedule of 34 live bowl games this college football postseason, including the College Football Playoff Semifinals and National Championship, giving subscribers nationwide access to live play-by-play on their satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app.

The schedule begins this Saturday, December 17, with a lineup of five games that kicks off with Grambling State vs. North Carolina Central in the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl at 12:00 pm ET.  A complete schedule of games and their SiriusXM channel assignments can be found at www.SiriusXM.com/bowlschedule.

On New Year’s Eve, subscribers can tune in for both College Football Playoff Semifinal games – the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl featuring #1 Alabama vs. #4 Washington (3:00 pm ET), followed by #2 Clemson vs. #3 Ohio State in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl. Nine days later listeners will get live play-by-play as the winners of those two games face off for the College Football Playoff National Championship at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL (Jan. 9 at 8:00 pm ET). All three CFP games air on ESPN Radio, SiriusXM channel 80.

In addition to the College Football Playoff games, listeners will also get access to the six other bowl games that feature matchups between Top 25-ranked teams. These include: #10 Colorado vs. #12 Oklahoma St. in the Valero Alamo Bowl (Dec. 29); #11 Florida State vs. #6 Michigan in the Capital One Orange Bowl (Dec. 30); #13 Louisville vs. #20 LSU in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl (Dec. 31); #8 Wisconsin vs. #15 Western Michigan in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic (Jan. 2); #5 Penn State vs. #9 USC in the Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual (Jan. 2) and #7 Oklahoma vs. #14 Auburn in the Allstate Sugar Bowl (Jan. 2).

SiriusXM also offers fans the most in-depth radio coverage of the college game with daily talk, up-to-the-moment news and expert analysis on SiriusXM College Sports Nation, channel 84 on satellite radios and the SiriusXM app.

SiriusXM College Sports Nation features an unparalleled team of expert hosts that includes Heisman Trophy winners, National Champions, and former players and coaches. Greg McElroy, Rick Neuheisel, Matt Leinart, Robert Smith, Lou Holtz, Gino Torretta, Butch Davis, Phil Savage, Tim Brown, Eddie George, Kirk Morrison, Brad Hopkins, Charles Arbuckle and Eric LeGrand are among the analysts joining hosts Taylor Zarzour, Chris Childers, Mark Packer, Andy Staples, Braden Gall, Mark Morgan, Chris Spatola, and Rachel Baribeau throughout the season.

Twenty-seven of the bowl game broadcasts – including the College Football Playoff Semifinals and College Football Playoff National Championship – are produced and provided by ESPN Radio. Other broadcast providers are Touchdown Radio and RedVoice LLC.

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NHL All-Star Game Airing Exclusively on SiriusXM After Contract Extension

The game — held on Saturday, February 4th — will feature Steve Kouleas and Gord Stellick in the booth. Scott Laughlin will work as the broadcast’s rinkside reporter.

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SiriusXM and the NHL have reached an extension that will see the satellite service continue to carry every league contest. The new multi-year deal will run through the 2028-2029 season.

Part of the deal includes the NHL All-Star Game airing exclusively on SiriusXM. The game had previously been distributed by Westwood One before Sports USA Media took over the rights in 2021.

The game — held on Saturday, February 4th — will feature Steve Kouleas and Gord Stellick in the booth. Scott Laughlin will work as the broadcast’s rinkside reporter. All three are regulars on NHL Network Radio. Stellick and Laughlin serve as hosts of NHL Morning Skate, while Kouleas hosts the station’s afternoon show, The Power Play.

NHL Network Radio will also provide live coverage of the league’s All-Star Media Day on Thursday, February 2nd and the NHL All-Star Skills Competition on Friday, February 3rd.

The deal includes SiriusXM continuing to produce and distribute SiriusXM NHL Network Radio on the platform for the duration of the contract.

“Hockey fans are among the most passionate sports fans, and our long-term relationship with the NHL enables us to deliver those fans across North America comprehensive access to the league, offering them live broadcasts of every game and the only 24/7 NHL channel in audio,” said SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer Scott Greenstein.

“Live sports, coupled with great, in-depth sports talk, is one of the key elements of our programming and we are very pleased to be extending our content agreement with the NHL for many more years.”

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Peter Rosenberg: Gio’s Rant ‘Gimmick Infringement’ of Don La Greca

The comment from Rosenberg comes after Giannotti was critical of he and La Greca last week. Giannotti claimed the pair were “bootlicking” Michael Kay.

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The war of words between WFAN’s Boomer & Gio and 98.7 ESPN New York’s The Michael Kay Show continued Monday, with a quip from Peter Rosenberg about a rant from Gregg Giannotti.

Giannotti, a Vikings fan, was discussing his viewing situation during Monday morning’s show as the franchise played the New York Giants. His wife, two daughters, mother, mother-in-law, and best friend joined him to watch the Super Wild Card game, and the WFAN host detailed that the situation grew more tense with each passing moment due to comments made by those in attendance.

Giannotti eventually admitted to yelling at his friend, and jokingly shouted “Not the time, Louise!” after his mother-in-law commented about how good the Giants had gotten during a Saquon Barkley touchdown run.

The rant didn’t go unnoticed by Rosenberg, however, and he replied to Giannotti’s video clip of the segment by saying “Fake Don Lagrecca (sic) much? This is called gimmick infringement”.

The comment from Rosenberg comes after Giannotti was critical of he and La Greca last week. Giannotti claimed the pair were “bootlicking” Michael Kay after walking back comments he made about getting a producer at the station fired by calling them “performance art”.

While criticising Kay, Giannotti could not identify Rosenberg, only calling him “whatever his face”.

“He’s gonna retire. It doesn’t matter whether you kiss his ass or not, it’s not gonna be the difference in you getting that job when he leaves,” Giannotti said of La Greca and Rosenberg. “Just stop it. Just stop kissing his ass.”

Rosenberg responded to the disapproval from Giannotti last week by tweeting “My favorite part of the trash talk from the guy on the fan is ‘pick on someone your own size Michael Kay… pick on me’…LOL who are you?!!!!”

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Jim Rome: Sad Paul Allen Is The Saddest Thing Ever

“Never mind letting yourselves down, never mind letting your employer down, never mind letting your fans down, you let the great P.A. down.”

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One of Super Wild Card Weekend’s biggest upsets came in the Giants/Vikings game on Sunday afternoon, and Vikings radio voice Paul Allen obviously wasn’t thrilled about the final offensive play.

Jim Rome picked up on that listening to Allen’s call of Kirk Cousins finding T.J. Hockenson short of the line to gain, ending Minnesota’s season.

Rome said he hurt for Allen, who like many followers of the Vikings were shocked to see the second seed in the NFC playoffs bounced the first weekend.

“On the one hand sad P.A. is the saddest thing ever. I hate that so much,” Rome said Monday. “But he turns into pissed P.A. too. I mean that is a brutal way to lose. And what’s sadder than sad P.A.?”

Allen went viral halfway through the 2022-23 season, with his calls of a wild game against the Buffalo Bills on November 13. Allen went through a complete roller coaster of emotions as Buffalo fought to win 33-30 in overtime.

Rome added that he thought disappointing Allen was the worst of all for the NFC North champs.

“Never mind letting yourselves down, never mind letting your employer down, never mind letting your fans down, you let the great P.A. down,” he said.

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