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104.5 The Zone Adds “3 The Pro Way” To Podcast Network

The three former athletes are giving advice on transitioning to new careers.

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Cumulus Media’s 104.5 The Zone in Nashville has beefed up its podcast offerings with a new show. 3 The Pro Way debuted this week with a trio of former athletes handling host duties.

Kevin Dyson, Joey Kent, and Todd Campbell have teamed up to give advice and tips on transitioning to new careers like they had to once their football tenures were over. The first episode is live now, featuring an in-depth interview with former-Titans star running back Eddie George.

“When Kevin, Joey, and Todd first shared their ‘3 The Pro Way’ podcast idea, I knew the 104.5 The Zone Podcast Network would be the perfect partner,” The Zone program director Paul Mason said in a press release. “I look forward to hearing a weekly conversation with different athletes and professionals on their career transitions. I am also excited to work with Todd, Joey, and Kevin in growing ‘3 The Pro Way’ within the 104.5 The Zone Podcast Network.”

Dyson has been a teacher, coach, athletic director, assistant principal since retiring from the NFL and currently serves as an executive principal of a high school. He is also a radio personality, motivational speaker, and presenter.

“Life is a journey filled with decisions and consequences that create life lessons for us to grow from,” Dyson said. “It is these life experiences that shape and mold us all; more specifically, our guests, who will share the stories of their individual journeys that led to their current success.”

Kent suited up for the Titans during Super Bowl XXXIV. He has worked in the insurance industry, general sales and is currently in pharmaceutical sales as a Territory Area Manager.

“I’m excited about this opportunity to have in-depth conversations with athletes and professionals from the business realm,” Kent said. “These conversations will focus on career transitions, but will also give the listener a peek behind the curtain of transformative experiences that have shaped their lives.”

Last but not least in the trio is Campbell, who has been a teacher, coach, athletic director, assistant principal, executive principal, and college professor. He is currently the CEO of a non-profit that helps students and families living in at-risk neighborhoods. 

“I love being able to listen to and share like experiences with those who have traveled a similar path to their perfect opportunity,” Campbell said about the experience.

Fans of the show can check out new episodes dropping every Monday at 8 a.m. CT wherever you get your podcasts.

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Andrew Fillipponi: Peter Burns Made ‘Innocuous Joke’ To Ben Watson

“So wait a minute? Because you believe in Jesus Christ you care about your wife more than other people? What are you talking about?”

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The on-air spat between SEC Network host Peter Burns and analyst Ben Watson continues to be bandied about in sports media circles, with 93.7 The Fan hosts Andrew Fillipponi and Chris Mueller discussing the topic Tuesday.

“I’m on Team Burns,” Fillipponi said.

“Forget who’s team you’re on,” Chris Mueller said. “I think you’ve do have to keep the wives and children out of this.”

“What are you talking about, keep the wives and out of it?!,” Fillipponi asked.

“Do we believe this is work or shoot here?,” Mueller wondered.

“Oh, I think this is real,” Fillpponi added, which Mueller agreed.

“Do you think a close fist from Ben Watson hit Peter Burns?,” Mueller asked.

“No, I think he picked him up by the lapels,” Fillipponi said.

When the subject of Watson’s religion was brought up, Fillipponi then pointed out the absurdity of the situation.

“So wait a minute? Because you believe in Jesus Christ you care about your wife more than other people? What are you talking about?”

“I think he might have a shorter fuse and not taking in humor that Peter Burns was giving out,” Mueller said.

“It was an innocuous joke!,” Fillipponi stated. “It wasn’t a joke! Why is it in bad taste?”

Mueller then added the idea of Watson’s wife texting Burns insinuates there’s an inappropriate relationship.

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Craig Carton: Booger McFarland’s Zach Wilson Analysis ‘An Embarrasment’

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ESPN NFL analyst Booger McFarland raised eyebrows on Monday Night Countdown this week by saying New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson has never been held accountable for his actions because he was a “young man who grew up with a lot of money”. WFAN afternoon host Craig Carton called out McFarland’s comments Tuesday as outlandish.

“It was an embarrasment,” Carton said. “Someone should ask Booger McFarland if his kids — who grew up with amazing wealth — have accountability in their lives or if having a little bit of money in your pocket immediately discounts the possibility to have accountability. He’s an idiot and we learned that last night.”

“It’s funny that Steve Young was on the other side of it,” Evan Roberts noted. “Because a long time ago, Steve Young criticized Chris Simms because he’s the son of a famous quarterback.”

“You don’t have to invent reasons for why Zach Wilson isn’t playing well,” added Carton. “Just watch his tape. He’s not playing well. Maybe he’s just not good!”

Carton later said NFL reporters “will try to make a name for themselves by putting out a story” about quarterbacks who take responsibility for their teams failures, while Wilson wouldn’t accept the blame.

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Greg Hill: Ben Watson, Peter Burns Drama Was A Bit

“Be careful when you’re talking about somebody’s wife and their kids. ‘Cause not everybody jokes the same way.”

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Peter Burns and Ben Watson shared an awkward exchange during the halftime show of an SEC Network football game over the weekend, and many are still debating whether Watson walking off the set was serious or not. Count part of the cast of The Greg Hill Show on WEEI as doubters.

“That was a a bit,” Courtney Cox said. “That was absolutely a bit.”

“Yeah, unlike the Chris Rock/Will Smith thing, I assume that was a bit,” Hill said. “I can’t believe that Ben Watson is really angry about that.”

“I dunno, man. There’s been a lot of speculation that it isn’t,” Jermaine Wiggins added. “There are people who are very sensitive about you clowning on them or joking with them. Especially with joking about their wife. Some people can’t handle jokes like that.”

After a back-and-forth with Cox about the legitimacy of the joke, Wiggins concluded by saying for some folks family is off limits.

“I’ve learned something in my 47 years on this Earth: be careful when you’re talking about somebody’s wife and their kids. ‘Cause not everybody jokes the same way.”

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