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SiriusXM Brings Fans Classic Masters Tournament Replays
“In addition to the final round rebroadcasts, SiriusXM will offer new shows hosted by former Major PGA champions including Ben Crenshaw, Fred Couples, Greg Norman and more.”
The Masters was scheduled to tee off this Thursday and just a month ago it was almost unfathomable to imagine anything getting in the way of the storied event. Like all sports though, the PGA has been put on pause because of the coronavirus pandemic.
While radio stations and TV networks everywhere continue to re-broadcast old games and events, SiriusXM also dug through their vault and beginning Wednesday, golf fans can get their fix of classic Masters tournaments. From Wednesday April 8 through Sunday April 12, SiriusXM subscribers and everyone will have live access to the final rounds of seven memorable Masters.
Last week, Howard Stern announced SiriusXM is offering free access to its live radio streams, including their premium tier through May 15, helping to provide entertainment for the general public as we continue to practice social distancing.
“Masters week is a special time on the calendar for many sports fans, and we wanted to mark the week with programming that celebrates the Tournament, its history and great performances from this iconic sporting event,” said Scott Greenstein, SiriusXM’s President and Chief Content Officer. “These shot by shot replays will transport listeners back to thrilling classic moments of this Tournament, and it’s great to be able to offer this programming to everyone, including non-subscribers, through our free streaming access happening now.”
SiriusXM’s Classic Masters broadcasts will feature these memorable Sunday finishes:
1986 Masters – The 46-year-old Jack Nicklaus hadn’t won a major championship in six years. But over the final 10 holes on Sunday, the Golden Bear plays some of the most stirring golf ever seen, shooting an astounding six under on the second nine to win a record sixth Green Jacket. Airs Wednesday, April 8 (3:00-7:00 pm ET)
2012 Masters – An exciting Sunday round, that featured four players holding at least a share of the lead, saw Bubba Watson and Louis Oosthuizen tied after the 72nd hole. After a spectacular second shot from the woods on the second playoff hole, Watson wins his first Green Jacket. Airs Thursday, April 9 (2:00-7:00 pm ET)
1997 Masters – Tiger Woods’ first Green Jacket, and his first of 15 major championship wins, announced his arrival as a towering figure in golf. At age 21, playing in only his third Masters, Woods set a total of 20 Masters records and tied six others. Airs Thursday, April 9 (7:00-11:00 pm ET)
2013 Masters – Adam Scott defeats Angel Cabrera on the second playoff hole for his first major victory, becoming the first Masters champion from Australia. Airs Friday, April 10 (12:00-6:00 pm ET)
2005 Masters – The 2005 Tournament featured one of the most famous shots in golf history, Tiger Woods’ dramatic chip-in at 16. In the face of Chris DiMarco’s valiant Sunday charge, Woods sinks a 15-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to claim his fourth Green Jacket. Airs Friday, April 10 (6:00 pm – midnight ET)
2004 Masters – In one of the most exciting second-nine performances in Masters history, Phil Mickelson duels Ernie Els, with Mickelson ultimately securing a victory with an 18-foot birdie putt on 18 to claim his first Green Jacket and the first major championship victory of his career. Airs Saturday, April 11 (2:00-6:00 pm ET)
2019 Masters – Eleven years after his last major win, and 14 years since his last Masters victory, Tiger Woods wins his fifth Green Jacket, topping a star-studded leader board by one stroke. Airs Sunday, April 12 (12:00-6:00 pm ET)
In addition to the final round rebroadcasts, SiriusXM will offer new shows hosted by former Major PGA champions including Ben Crenshaw, Fred Couples, Greg Norman and more. Listeners will also hear interviews from past Masters champions on Sirius channel 208, XM channel 92 and the SiriusXM app.
Brandon Contes is a former reporter for BSM, now working for Awful Announcing. You can find him on Twitter @BrandonContes or reach him by email at Brandon.Contes@gmail.com.
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Doug Gottlieb Details Interviewing For College Basketball Head Coaching Vacancy
“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.
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