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Chris Webber: Jalen Rose And I Still Have Fences To Mend

Rose and Webber started the path towards reconciliation this past weekend.

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Jalen Rose and Chris Webber took a step towards reconciliation this past weekend, but there are still some fences to be mended. Webber appeared on “The Dan Patrick Show” Thursday to discuss his upcoming enshrinement into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Patrick brought up the moment he shared with Rose on ESPN.

“It was just that moment I didn’t know he was going to interview me,” Webber said. “I thought Maria [Taylor] was and right before the interview he [Rose] interviewed me. Everything I said on there I meant and I’ve said it before in other interviews but he knows we gotta go into a room and talk, fight, wrestle, or something. So that was a great moment.”

Webber confirmed that’s the first instance he has spoken to Rose in a long time. The two had a falling out after growing up together and taking the basketball world by storm at Michigan in the early-90s.

“Our parents were close, everybody’s close, that’s what it is. It’s just an issue of… he knows what it is. We just have to go into a room and talk that’s just the way that I am. I’ve always been like ok, I get the world I get the games and everything, but true friends should be able to talk and have fun.”

Webber continued and confirmed he thinks they’ll open the relationship back up in the future, potentially on a television set. Webber and Rose aren’t strangers to being on the same team.

“Who knows, maybe we’ll be sitting up there arguing on TV one day, you never know,” Webber joked. “So I think that’s coming, a relationship, talking all that. But no that was our first conversation.”

The Hall of Fame enshrinement is happening this September, and the news of his induction hit Webber hard. He was thankful to share the moment with his former teammate.

“It was at a really cool time,” Webber said. “It’s something that someone you played with at the age of 13 is on one of the biggest sports networks ever in sports, and they get to introduce you.”

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Chris ‘Mad Dog’ Russo: I Don’t Do As Much Prep As You Think

“Sometimes the radio show is a lot better when it’s a little more spontaneous and you can craft it in your imagination as the day moves along, instead of having it programmed in front of you.”

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Chris “Mad Dog” Russo would much rather go with the flow for his radio show than try and put everything together ahead of time and hope it comes out well.

Russo was the featured guest on the Golf Digest podcast The Loop, and hosts Christopher Powers, Alex Myers and Steve Hennessey first congratulated Mad Dog on his induction into the Radio Hall of Fame last year. Russo mentioned how he had written a short speech but decided against that after seeing the other inductees run long with their speeches.

Mad Dog was asked about preparing for his SiriusXM sports talk show every day, and he said he really doesn’t put a ton of work into putting a show together.

“On certain days a little more, because on Mondays I do that NFL recap so that takes a little while to put that together at 5 o’clock – probably a couple of hours,” Russo said. “Outside of that not as much as you’d think. I mean obviously I’m gonna follow what’s going on.”

“Sometimes the radio show is a lot better when it’s a little more spontaneous and you can craft it in your imagination as the day moves along, instead of having it programmed in front of you,” he added. “This segment do this, this segment do that. Sometimes when you sort of ad lib it, and you figure it out as you’re moving the program into the second hour and the third hour, it’s a better show.”

Mad Dog talked about how he likes that his radio show is the reverse of when he does First Take on ESPN or High Heat on MLB Network. He likes not having a rundown packed to the gills for his radio show.

“The radio is more of a host’s medium,” he said. “So it’s up to me what we’re going to do.”

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Stetson Bennett IV Fires Back at Steak Shapiro Over Parade Criticism

“P.s.: I don’t like you very much mr Steak “and shake” Shapiro.”

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Georgia walloped TCU last week to win their second straight national championship, and the Bulldog community came together toward the end of the week to celebrate with a parade.

Quarterback Stetson Bennett IV took part in the parade, but 92.9 The Game host Steak Shapiro wasn’t thrilled with how Bennett acted during the celebration.

Shapiro on Tuesday took a shot at Bennett, who appeared to spend some time fiddling with a cell phone during the parade.

Tuesday night, Bennett responded first with a quote tweet.

Bennett followed that up with a longer statement he posted under his quote tweet explaining the situation.

“I appreciate your concern with my image/intentions/loyalties/obligations (as well as your willingness to reach out to me to confirm them),” Bennett wrote. “You obviously thought quite deeply about some motives I might’ve had.”

Bennett said ultimately he was trying to soak up the moment with his teammates, and he was just trying to make sure the celebratory mood was set with the right music on his phone.

“So to finish it off nice and neat: I was controlling the aux and playing bangers so sed and Chris and I could have a blast on our last ride into Sanford,” he said. “That’s pretty much the gist of it.”

Bennett finished with a little dig of his own at Shapiro.

“P.s.: I don’t like you very much mr Steak “and shake” Shapiro,” he said. “But to be fair, I’m not a fan of your work either.”

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Ryan Edwards Moves to The Sports Zoo on KOA

“Edwards has been on the radio in Denver since 2009. He spent eight years with 104.3 The Fan. He also did a short stint at Mile High Sports Radio.”

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Ryan Edwards is staying with KOA, but his hours are about to change. The Denver sports radio staple is moving off of Broncos Country Tonight to join Alfred Williams and Dave Logan on The Sports Zoo in afternoon drive.

“I am thrilled to join radio and football legends Dave Logan and Alfred Williams on The KOA Sports Zoo,” Edwards said in a press release. “I look forward to bringing a fans’ perspective to the Denver Broncos and all things Denver sports.”

Edwards has been on the radio in Denver since 2009. He spent eight years with 104.3 The Fan. He also did a short stint at Mile High Sports Radio.

He joined iHeart Denver in 2017. He was on Orange & Blue 760 before the company replaced the station with a conservative talk format. He moved to KOA in 2019, where he has worked on Broncos Country Tonight with Benjamin Albright.

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