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Pat McAfee Lays Out His Plan For Owning The Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pirates have made the playoffs six times since their 1979 World Series victory.

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Times are tough if you are a Pittsburgh Pirates fan, but Pat McAfee wants to save the day. The Sirius XM radio host had ESPN’s Jeff “Jett” Passan on his show Thursday to discuss all things MLB when the lowly Pirates came up.

“I might pursue this thing,” McAfee jokingly said bout purchasing the Pirates. “I wanted to get an NFL team obviously, and that’s a lot more you have to pitch in there, and I don’t know if they would let me in there. The MLB didn’t let [Mark] Cuban in back in the time, so who knows if they would let me get in there.”

Passan quickly pumped McAfee up as a sure bet to get accepted by the MLB. The Pat McAfee Show host quickly broke down some ideas he has for the third-worst franchise in baseball at the moment.

“A show owning a team,” McAfee continued. “Now listen I’m bringing Jason Kendall right back in there, ‘hey you need to be the manager of everything.’ We’re bringing Sean Casey in there as well, hey get The Mayor back in there. Probably Jett Passan who’s going to be running…Who’s the people that run the roster?”

Rolling off the cuff and acting organically has helped McAfee build a strong presence in media, but that might not be the best way to run a baseball team, should he ever take the reigns of one.

“We’re not doing a nutritionist,” McAfee declared. “Our boys can eat whatever the f*ck they want. Hey, you eat baseballs? I don’t care what you do. Hey greenies, you call BALCO, do whatever you got to do. As long as we are hitting balls into the god damn river out here.”

All that might sound like a sure-fire way to keep the Pirates on their losing ways, but the conventional route hasn’t produced any success this century. In the 42 years since their last World Series victory, the Pirates have made the playoffs six times, with no World Series appearances.

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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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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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