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Kietzman Receives Backlash Over Andy Reid Comments

“Kietzman’s comments generated plenty of negative reaction, including ESPN’s Louis Riddick who, like many, heard the audio and felt the Kansas City radio host crossed a line.”

Brandon Contes

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During the last year, the Kansas City Chiefs had multiple star players involved in off-field controversies, with Tyreek Hill being the most recent culprit.  On Monday, Kevin Kietzman, afternoon host on Kansas City’s Sports Radio 810 WHB, criticized Chiefs head coach, Andy Reid for his handling of the Tyreek Hill situation.  Kietzman, however, crossed a line according to many, when he brought Reid’s family into the conversation.

“The thing is, they probably think they can fix him, but they thought they could fix him before and they failed.  Andy Reid does not have a great record of fixing players, he doesn’t.  Discipline is not his thing, it did not work out particularly well in his family life and that needs to be added to this as we’re talking about the Chiefs.  He wasn’t real great at that either.  He’s had a lot of things go bad on him, family and players,” Kietzman said during his show.

In 2012, Andy Reid’s son, Garrett Reid, was found dead due to a heroin overdose.  Garrett battled addiction for years, spending time in jail for dealing drugs, while his brother Britt was also sentenced to time in prison on drug and weapon charges.  Kietzman never directly mentioned Garrett’s death and has since said it’s not what he was referring to when bringing Reid’s family into the Tyreek Hill discussion, but that was not clarified during the initial quote.  Kietzman later explained he made the point about Reid’s family because Andy’s sons were hired after being convicted drug dealers, which fits into the trend of attempting to “fix” players.  

Kietzman’s comments generated plenty of negative reaction, including ESPN’s Louis Riddick who, like many, heard the audio and felt the Kansas City radio host crossed a line.

Monday night, Kietzman went on Twitter to try and clarify his intentions, explaining that once Reid hired his sons, Garrett and Britt as assistants, they became public figures and discussing them is no longer a private matter.

Kietzman’s explanation is fair, but using Reid’s family as an example of the head coach attempting to “fix” people, when his son is deceased was bound to be met with controversy.  The radio host never directly connected the death of Garrett Reid to the head coach’s handling of players, but that didn’t stop the audience from interpreting it that way.

Brandon Contes is a freelance writer for BSM. He can be found on Twitter @BrandonContes. To reach him by email click here.

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Joy Taylor Says Aaron Rodgers Is More Likeable After Pardon My Take Appearance

“It makes him astronomically more likeable,” Taylor said.

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On Monday, the Pardon My Take podcast dropped their latest episode which featured an interview with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Big Cat, one of the show’s co-hosts, is a Chicago Bears fan and has spent a lot of time not liking Rodgers publicly.

Colin Cowherd saw one of the many clips that the show shared and brought up how much he thought that Rodgers took ribbing from Big Cat and the podcast in stride. That’s when Joy Taylor offered that the interview could help Rodgers in the long run.

“It makes him astronomically more likeable,” Taylor said. “When you can show that you don’t take yourself that seriously, all of the animosity that people have towards you just kind of starts to wither away.”

She added that the disarming quality helps if people don’t perceive Rodgers as thinking he has all the answers.

“When people feel like they are projecting ‘I know more than you’ and ‘I’ve got it all figured out’ energy, people are like: ‘you got to be the smartest guy on the room all time time? You’re not.’

This is so likeable,” Taylor said. “It’s really funny.”

Cowherd agreed and even said he is probably going to go listen to it after the show.

“Aaron is genuinely laughing as they make fun of him and that is an incredibly endearing quality.”

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WNSR Debuts ‘Power Hour’ with Sami Kincaid

Nashville’s WNSR debuted Power Hour with host Sami Kincaid.

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Power Hour with Sami Kincaid

Nashville has a brand new voice to listen to on WNSR and her name is Sami Kincaid. On Saturday, the station debuted Power Hour with host Sami Kincaid.

The debut show featured Associated Press writer Teresa Walker, Vanderbilt women’s basketball guard Jordyn Cambridge and North Georgia assistant softball coach Alea White. The show is focused on women that are operating inside sports.

The show airs Saturdays from 9-10a CT.

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Toucher and Rich: Dennis Eckersley’s Retirement a “Huge Loss”

“When Eckersley got in there (the booth),” Shertenlieb started, “he was great. It made all of them better when Dennis Eckersley was around. It’s going to be a huge loss.”

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On Monday, Dennis Eckersley announced that he was going to retire from the Boston Red Sox television booth at the end of this season. The current NESN analyst is leaving after twenty years on the air with the team.

The news broke during Toucher and Rich on 98.5 the Sports Hub and it gave show co-host Rich Shertenlieb a chance to mention the news and praise the departing personality.

“When Eckersley got in there (the booth),” Shertenlieb started, “he was great. It made all of them better when Dennis Eckersley was around. It’s going to be a huge loss.”

The show spent the rest of the segment talking about what Eckersley offered that made him so unique. That’s when Matt McCarthy, fill-in for Fred Toucher, said that Eckersley was exactly what you wanted in an analyst.

“You want someone that’s going to give you an opinion,” McCarthy said. “Eck gave you an opinion. He’ll be missed.”

McCarthy also pointed out that this is the latest major shakeup that has happened to the television broadcast in recent years.

“There’s no doubt this is a blow,” McCarthy added. “This is a tremendous loss to that Red Sox broadcast to which has taken a lot of hits over the years with the loss of Jerry Remy, the decision to move on from Don Orsillo and now Dennis Eckersley retiring… they are going to have to find an entertainer in there. Matt McCarthy

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