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Chewing Clock Podcast Ranks Top ESPN CFB Personalities

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Chewing Clock, a college football podcast hosted by BSM columnists Demetri Ravanos and Tyler McComas, celebrated the release of the preseason AP Top 25 by releasing their own set of rankings. The duo, along with the college football staff of ArmchairAllAmericans.com, which hosts Chewing Clock, voted on the top 25 college football personalities on ESPN.

Kirk Herbstreit wasn’t quite as popular with the voters in this poll as Alabama was in the first AP poll, but he was the clear number one. The top four was rounded out by Herbstreit’s fellow College Gameday cast members Rece Davis, Lee Corso, and Maria Taylor. Former College Gameday Host and Herbstreit’s play-by-play partner for Saturday night games on ABC, Chris Fowler was number 5. The full list is below.

The most surprising name to show up on the poll is Emmanuel Acho, who has made a number of appearances on College Football Live, but until this season, the bulk of his experience at ESPN has been on the very hard to find Longhorn Network. Acho ranked number 15.

There is no rhyme or reason to the poll. McComas and Ravanos both admitted on the podcast that personal preference played a large roll in their own votes.

The episode of Chewing Clock can be heard here.

Rank Name 1st Place Votes

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Kirk Herbstreit

6

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Rece Davis

2

3

Lee Corso

3

4

Maria Taylor

1

5

Chris Fowler

3

6

David Pollock

7

Jesse Palmer

8

Desmond Howard

9

Adnan Virk

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Kevin Negandhi

11

Paul Finebaum

1

12

Greg McElroy

13

Holly Rowe

14

Cole Cubelic

15

Emmanuel Acho

16

Steve Levy

17

Todd Luginbill

18

Sean McDonough

19

Joey Galloway

20

Todd Blackledge

21

Marcus Spears

22

Todd McShay

1

23

Brian Greise

24

Tim Tebow

25

Mack Brown

1

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NASCAR Driver Denny Hamlin Launching Podcast with Dale Earnhardt Jr & Dirty Mo Media

“New episodes will be published each Monday during the NASCAR season with previews and reviews of races, with the goal of inviting guests and interacting with fans playing a future role in the series.”

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Dirty Mo Media has announced a podcast deal with NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin.

Hamlin will host Actions Detrimental with Denny Hamlin on a weekly basis during the NASCAR season. The Actions Detrimental branding is verbiage used by NASCAR for fines assessed to drivers for their disparaging comments about the sport. Known as one of NASCAR’s more outspoken drivers, Hamlin has been fined several times under the “actions detrimental to stock car racing” statutes.

New episodes will be published each Monday during the NASCAR season with previews and reviews of races, with the goal of inviting guests and interacting with fans playing a future role in the series.

Denny Hamlin jokingly thanked Dirty Mo Media for the “opportunity and the fat check” the company wrote for him to host the podcast in a Twitter announcement.

The 42-year-old Hamlin has won 48 races during his 18-year NASCAR Cup Series career. In addition to serving as a driver for Joe Gibbs Racing, he co-owns 23XI Racing with basketball legend Michael Jordan.

The podcast is the latest in an expansion of content produced by the Mooresville, North Carolina-based digital outlet. After beginning with The Dale Jr. Download, the company has grown to include other podcasts like Door, Bumper, Clear, and Speed Street, as well as video projects like The Next Level.

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Barstool Sports CEO: Golf Likely Next Step For Company’s Live Broadcasts

“I think we‘ll start with the biggest sports that we know and love.”

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Barstool Sports CEO Erika Nardini recently did a wide-ranging interview with AdAge.com about the future of the digital sports outlet’s television aspirations, and she said sports they’re familiar with will take priority.

“”We want sports that appeal to a broad audience. We’re kind of tickled to be able to broadcast things in the first place. So I think we‘ll start with the biggest sports that we know and love, whether it’s basketball and football,” Nardini said. “You could definitely see that extended to golf, that would probably be the next place that we’ll play.”

The questions about Barstool’s future aspirations come after the company’s successful first broadcast of the Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl. Barstool says the broadcast received nearly 1 million views, peaking at 130,000 concurrent viewers. The outlet also broadcasted the Barstool Sports Invitational that featured Akron, Mississippi State, Toledo, and UAB in November.

Nardini added that the company is interested live televised sports for a few reasons.

“We’re owned by a sports betting company and the more we think about building our sports platform, there’s obviously a huge opportunity for us to convey a whole bunch of offerings to our audience, but certainly betting will be one of them…I think that live sports on television is the last man standing where it’s all anyone tunes in for.”

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Fanatics to Open First Sportsbook Inside FedEx Field

“The location at the home of the Washington Commanders will make it the first sportsbook to open inside an NFL stadium.”

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Sports licensing giant Fanatics will soon be launching its long-anticipated sportsbook.

The company will open up a physical sportsbook location in Maryland at FedEx Field on January 20. Fanatics has also been granted a license to operate in Massachusetts, tethered to Plainridge Park Casino.

The location at the home of the Washington Commanders will make it the first sportsbook to open inside an NFL stadium. Bettors in the DMV will now be able to place wagers at all their local teams’ venues, as William Hill has an on-site location at Capital One Arena – home of the Capitals and Wizards – and BetMGM has a space at Nationals Park in D.C.

Despite having a physical location at FedEx Field, bettors in Maryland will not be able to place mobile wagers through a Fanatics Sportsbook app.

According to Front Office Sports, Fanatics hopes to have the sportsbook up and running in some fashion in all states where legal by September.

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