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Brian Hanley Says Farewell to Score Mornings Today

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This morning marks the final episode of 670 The Score’s morning show Mully & Hanley. Brian Hanley is being dropped from the show despite continued success. The most recent spring ratings had Mully & Hanley sitting just below a 7 share and in second place overall with Men 25-54 in Chicago. It will be interesting to see how ratings are effected when the Chicago Tribune‘s David Haugh steps into the morning co-host role.

Hanley has been with the Score since 1992, when he first joined as a part-time employee. He was first paired with Mike Mulligan 13 years ago. The duo moved to mornings in 2008, and have experienced consistent success including being voted the sports radio format’s 8th best morning show in 2017 by BSM’s panel of executives.

Although Hanley is exiting the morning show, he won’t leave the Score family completely. Score PD Mitch Rosen says that Hanley will move into a fill-in role and potentially be heard across all of the station’s dayparts. Rosen also touted Hanley’s character in a memo to his staff.

Brian is a class person who has succeeded in everything he has done in life, whether being an award winning journalist at The Sun-Times, an outstanding radio host here at The Score, and most importantly probably the best uncle anyone could have!  Brian is truly one of the nicest people in our hallway, and always is willing to talk Sports and Springsteen, which by the way I think the total amount of shows he has seen is over 100!  Brian is a true professional and continues to demonstrate that trait day in and day out here at the station.

In that same memo, Rosen announced that Hanley will become one of the first inductees into a newly created Score Hall of Fame.

I also want to announce that Brian will be one of the first Inductees, amongst other Score greats, into the newly created Score Hall of Fame.  The Score has so much heritage and Chicago sports history there is no reason that we should not celebrate the achievements of so many people that have helped build this iconic Chicago brand.  In the near future we will unveil the designs and plans for The Hall of Fame.  I’m so proud to announce that Brian deservedly will be one of the first inductees.

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Jonathan Peterlin Takes Over Night Show On 92.3 The Fan

“”Being the guy that you turn on after a day of listening to Ken and Anthony or Andy and Jeff or Nick and Dustin is truly an honor and a privilege. I won’t take that for granted.””

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92.3 The Fan in Cleveland now has a permanent host for its nightly show in Jonathan Peterlin.

Peterlin wrote in a post for the Audacy station’s website on Tuesday that his show will be called Overtime with Jonathan Peterlin and will air each night starting at 7 p.m.

“This is a dream job,” he said. “Being the guy that you turn on after a day of listening to Ken and Anthony or Andy and Jeff or Nick and Dustin is truly an honor and a privilege. I won’t take that for granted.”

Peterlin had been the afternoon update anchor at 92.3 The Fan since 2016, even hosting on weekends and on a fill-in basis. Prior to that, he spent three years in a similar role at Yahoo Sports Radio.

He wrote that listeners in Cleveland will not need an introduction or reintroduction to who he is.

“You know me and I know you,” he said. “We’ve spent the past nearly 7 years getting to know each other on a daily basis…We were there for each other. Along the way I hope that I’ve earned your trust. Through the good times and the bad, the ups and the downs.”

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Layoffs Hit Pro Football Focus

“The reduction in workforce comes less than 18 months after securing a $50 million investment from Silver Lake.”

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Pro Football Focus has laid off 16 employees, according to a report from Front Office Sports.

The reduction in workforce comes less than 18 months after securing a $50 million investment from Silver Lake.

The company, which Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth owns a majority, still employs just over 200 people.

NFL reporter Doug Kyed was among the layoffs. Kyed had been at PFF since July 2021.

Additionally, 11 interns were also let go.

While PFF remains popular and profitable from a football analytics perspective, there had been a shift since the Silver Lake investment into attracting more sports betting and fantasy football customers. The FOS report indicated a chunk of the $50 million funding was used to develop an iPhone app.

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Laurence Holmes: Tim Jenkins Twitter Beef With Mike North Proves The Score Has Gotten Smarter

“Where now every show has a film guy. Like we’re not just out here just guessing. To a certain extent we are, but we go get confirmation and information from people who are smarter than us.”

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Former NFL quarterback Tim Jenkins had an interesting back and forth on Twitter with former 670 The Score host Mike North over Bears quarterback Justin Fields. Jenkins broke down a piece of film from Chicago’s game against Green Bay on Sunday, saying he didn’t agree with the notion that Fields doesn’t go through his progressions and is more of a runner.

North disagreed, saying wide receiver Dante Pettis was wide open on that particular play, and that Fields missed him.

Jenkins responded, saying North’s take was “not intellectually honest.”

In his weekly appearance on Bernstein & Holmes on The Score, Jenkins talked about the exchange not knowing North’s connection to the station.

“There’s a radio guy up there, Mike North, he was real mad,” Jenkins said. “And I tried to handle it gently because like listen, the first thing in his bio was he was born in 1952. And if my grand-pappy is on Twitter roasting somebody, I hope to handle them gently. And I tried to.”

Host Laurence Holmes said it was truly a meta moment for their show and the station. He talked about how having access to a guy like Jenkins is a sign the station, like many others have done across the country, have grown with the game.

“It speaks to the evolution of this radio station,” Holmes said. “Where now every show has a film guy. Like we’re not just out here just guessing. To a certain extent we are, but we go get confirmation and information from people who are smarter than us.”

The discussion turned to the evolution of the quarterback position in the NFL, and Holmes noted that there are some who just don’t recognize that the game has changed and called for a quarterback to be able to throw accurately but pick up yards and keep plays going with their legs.

“I’m here for the nuance, but people continue to ignore what is a trend,” Holmes said. “And I don’t mean that as a pejorative. The trend in the NFL is dual-threat quarterbacks. Look up and down the rosters.”

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