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Tony Kornheiser & Michael Wilbon Appear Together On Greeny

“Pardon The Interruption has been on the ESPN family of networks since 2001 and Kornheiser and Wilbon have been a staple for sports fans to watch every weekday to hear them debate.”

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It’s been over a week since Mike Greenberg debuted his new radio show, Greeny, on ESPN Radio and ESPNews. During that time, Greenberg has had many notable guests on the program and that included Monday’s show when he had the hosts of PTI, Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon on the show together, which does not happen often. 

In addition to talking about some of the notable sports topics of the day such as Luka Doncic’s game-winning basket on Sunday and remembering Kobe Bryant, Greenberg asked them a question about their own show. 

Pardon The Interruption has been on the ESPN family of networks since 2001 and Kornheiser and Wilbon have been a staple for sports fans to watch every weekday to hear them debate. Greenberg asked Kornheiser how he has reconciled becoming a celebrity and how the former newspaper writer for Newsday, the New York Times, and The Washington Post puts it into perspective.

“All I ever wanted to be was a newspaper sportswriter. From the earliest moments that I had ambition, that was what it was,” Kornheiser answered. “I did it at Newsday, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, three of the best newspapers in the country. That would have been enough. This thing that happened, this television thing that happened to Mike and to me was out of the blue and unexpected and there apparently are second acts in America because I have had one. I look at it with great amusement and I look at it with great appreciation.”

Kornheiser also mentioned how the landscape of sports media has changed, particularly how the newspaper writers look at the people who do TV and radio.

“When you were a newspaper sportswriter and radio guys came into the locker room after games, you were very dismissive of them. TV guys came in, you hated them. They were all these pretty boys. I was among those people who, as sportswriters, just hated them and now I am one of them.”

As for Wilbon, he also mentioned that being a host of a popular sports show was not something he aspired to be and he doesn’t like to be mentioned as a pioneer of the industry, but he enjoys it because of having the chance to view history up close.

“People think we are pioneers and I go stop. I saw people doing this when I was 10 years old and so I never aspired to it. I am grateful for it. Days like yesterday make me particularly grateful for it when you sit and watch something that you have had front row seats to and we have had a front row seat to the history of it…I am not ready to give up mine yet.”

At the end of the interview, Greenberg gave some praise to the hosts of PTI and also some advice to those trying to make it into the industry by following the example of these two men.

“If you wonder what those guys are like, they are exactly like that,” Greenberg said. “They are exactly the way that they are on television and that’s why they are so successful. You can’t put that stuff on. You can be phony for a short period of time. The phonies have very short careers. The people that are genuinely themselves are the ones who become PTI, as significant as figures of what they do that has ever been.”

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Cumulus Announces 790 The Score in Rhode Island is Officially On The Air

In addition to shows like Bet MGM’s The Daily Tip and others like Bet QL Daily, listeners can catch Jim Rome and Amy Lawrence.

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After reporting last week that Kevin McNamara would be the station’s only local host in the programming lineup, 790 The Score in Providence, Rhode Island is officially on the air.

The station, which was last on the air in the market in 2008, has been revived and will serve as the market’s first sports and sports betting station.

“The station features a lineup of expert personalities that deliver unique sports talk and sports betting insights that entertain, inform, and engage,” said Holly Paras, VP and market manager of Cumulus Providence. “We think Providence sports and sports betting fans will love 790 THE SCORE!”

In addition to shows like Bet MGM’s The Daily Tip and others like Bet QL Daily, listeners can catch some of the top national talent on the airwaves throughout the day and night. This includes hosts like Jim Rome and Amy Lawrence.

McNamara will host his show Kevin Mac Sports Hour daily from 5-7 p.m.

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Paul Finebaum Will Make $700K Advance Ahead of Nick Saban-Jimbo Fisher Book

Finebaum will make $700,000 plus royalties for the deep dive into the rivalry between the two SEC head coaches.

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Though there’s still some time before a finished products reaches bookshelves, but ESPN’s Paul Finebaum is reportedly set to get a nice six-figure advance by Penguin Press.

According to John Ourand of Sports Business Journal, Finebaum will make $700,000 plus royalties for the deep dive into the rivalry between the two SEC head coaches.

Back in the spring things came to a head between Alabama’s Nick Saban and Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher, as the two engaged in a verbal spat in separate press conferences over name, image and likeness.

Saban said Fisher and his staff utilized NIL and “bought every player” in the Aggies’ spring 2022 recruiting class.

Things got so heated and drew so many headlines that SEC commissioner Greg Sankey had to step in and try to get the former colleagues to cool it.

Finebaum is teaming up with Alabama beat reporter John Talty to write the book.

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Sports Gambling Podcast Network To Stage 24-Hour Fantasy Football Draft

“The event begins at 3 pm on Tuesday and is dubbed Draft Day 2.0.”

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If you’re serious about Fantasy Football, the Sports Gambling Podcast Network is bringing back a tradition you’ll want to pay attention to. 

For the second year in a row, Ryan Kramer will draft 24 different teams over the course of a 24 hour marathon that will be streamed across multiple video platforms. 

“Fortunately, the analytics research is done so I can focus now on news coming out of the camps to sharpen my views and deliver the well-reasoned selections that people need to get an edge in their drafting,” Kramer said in a press release. “It’s a bit of an audacious undertaking, but the growing phenomenon of Fantasy Football deserves this level of commitment and our SGPN audiences always respond.” 

The event begins at 3 pm on Tuesday and is dubbed “Draft Day 2.0”. All of the content will originate from the Sports Gambling Podcast Network’s studios in Los Angeles. 

The marathon will also be a fundraiser. The network is using GoFundMe to raise funds for a colleague named Darryl injured in a motorcycle accident earlier this year. A portion of proceeds generated from the sale of Sports Gambling Podcast Network branded apperal will also go to the effort. 

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