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FOX Turns Cam Newton Signing Into Full Day Of Content

Jacob Conley

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Much like his playing career, when the signing of former Carolina Panther quarterback Cam Newton with the New England Patriots was announced, reactions ranged from praise to skepticism. Fox Sports personalities were no different, as they filled the radio and television airways Monday with a wide range of opinions on Newton signing a one year deal to replace future Hall-of-Famer Tom Brady. 

“To use a stock market term, I am very Bullish on Cam Newton,” Outkick The Coverage host Clay Travis said. “He is playing for the best coach he ever played for. He has an offensive genius in Josh McDaniels calling plays. He’s healthy and in a system that allows him to get rid of the ball quickly so his body does not have to take as much punishment. That was the reason Tom Brady was able to play for so long and it is a perfect fit for Cam.”

Colin Cowherd took the opposite view, however on The Herd.

“New England will be interesting (this year),” he said. “I don’t think Cam is going to take New England to a special place. Number 1, New England runs a very complicated system and he has not taken a snap yet. Number two is, Cam’s not going to get all the snaps. Jarrett Stidham has plenty of fans in the Patriots’ locker room and on the coach staff. He is going to get some snaps… New England does not have any deep threats, and Cam is a homerun hitter. This is not an offense built for a two play drive. This is an offense that is built on the quarterback engineering a 10 play drive and not making a mistake. It’s built for efficiency and detail. It’s built for Tom Brady, but it’s not Cam’s game. His career completion percentage is around 59 percent. I do think they will go from a boring 6-10 with Jarrett Stidham to a dynamic, fun to watch 8-8.”

Other pundits argue that the flamboyant Newton will not mesh well with the more straight-laced philosophy of New England head coach Bill Belichick. Emmanuel Acho of Speak For Yourself disagrees.

“Cam Newton is not a bad guy,” Acho said. “I spoke with someone who was in the backfield with him in Carolina for five years. He said Cam was a great teammate. People just think he is a bad guy because he dances and is outgoing and does the Superman on his chest when he scores. Let’s rewrite the narrative. Cam Newton has NEVER been a problem. We made him a problem because of his wardrobe.  We made him a problem because he hit them folks (dabbed after he scored.) Cam does charity during Christmas, during Thanksgiving, and any other time he can give, he gives. Anytime he can score on the field, he scores, but there is no reason to think, insinuate, imply or believe that he and Bill Belichick will have issues. Cam’s just not that kind of guy.”

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FOX Sports Radio Broadcasting Live From Arizona & Las Vegas For Super Bowl Week

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Sports radio will descend upon Glendale, Arizona and the greater Phoenix area next week for Super Bowl LVII, and FOX Sports Radio will be out in full force.

FOX Sports Radio announced Thursday that Dan Patrick, Colin Cowherd, LaVar Arrington, Brady Quinn, Jonas Knox, Doug Gottlieb, Steve Covino, Rich Davis, Chris Broussard and Rob Parker will all be live from either radio row, State Farm Stadium or Scottsdale Stadium starting Monday.

Dan Patrick and his crew will be at Scottsdale Stadium, which is the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants and the Scottsdale Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League. Colin Cowherd will broadcast two shows from State Farm Stadium, site of this year’s Super Bowl, on Thursday and Friday.

The rest of the FSR names mentioned above will all be doing their respective shows from radio row at the Phoenix Convention Center.

FOX Sports Radio also announced Jason Smith and Mike Harmon will broadcast from the Wynn Las Vegas resort on Thursday and Friday. They will have a strong focus on all things betting with regards to the Super Bowl.

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Alpha Media Ends San Antonio Sports Star Simulcast, 1250 AM Goes All ESPN Radio

“Alpha launched Sports Star on 94.1 back in June of last year, giving San Antonio its first FM sports talk station.”

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San Antonio now has a frequency where people can find local sports talk and the full ESPN Radio lineup.

RadioInsight reported owner Alpha Media has tweaked what was on 1250 AM, launching it as ESPN 1250. The station will be San Antonio’s 24/7/365 home for ESPN Radio. That will include NBA, NFL and MLB play-by-play on top of talk.

San Antonio’s Sports Star had been simulcasting on 1250, but Alpha will carry on with live and local programming on the stronger FM frequency. Alpha launched Sports Star on 94.1 back in June of last year, giving San Antonio its first FM sports talk station.

Sports Star is the home of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers in San Antonio.

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ESPN Radio 94.1 Sells Station Naming Rights To Priority Automotive Group

“The programming on the station does not change.”

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Max Media has found an interesting new revenue stream in Virginia Beach. ESPN Radio 94.1 has sold its naming rights. The station has rebranded as Priority Auto Sports Radio 94.1 ESPN.

“This is an important partnership for us,” said Priority Automotive COO Matt Elmer. “At Priority Automotive we think sports ties everyone together, so this is a great opportunity for us to be a voice in the community and partner with the number one voice for sports in Hampton Roads, ESPN 94.1.”

The programming on the station does not change. Listeners in the 757 will still hear the nationally syndicated ESPN Radio lineup except for in afternoon drive when The Tim Donnelly Show is on the air.

“The partnership between ESPN 94.1 and Priority Automotive is a natural evolution for both companies,” President and Market Manager Keith Barton added. “From the many youth organizations to college teams, Priority Automotive Has been dedicated to sports in Hampton Roads for decades. Max Media is incredibly proud to be partnered with such a class organization.”

Priority Automotive owns 17 car dealerships across Virginia.

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