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Jay Cutler Explains Why He Chose Podcasting Over Broadcasting

“Cutler said he was excited about going into broadcasting. After one final year of playing though, his thoughts on replacing one job that had him on the road every weekend with a different one changed.”

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The latest athlete to enter the world of podcasting is 12-year NFL quarterback Jay Cutler. Cutler launched a new podcast for PodCast One called UnCut with Jay Cutler on Wednesday. The first episode he did was with Tom Waddle and Marc Silverman from ESPN Radio 1000 AM in Chicago. 

Before the first episode officially launched, Cutler was a guest on The Adam Schefter Podcast to talk about the new show. Cutler doesn’t look at himself as a podcaster yet, but says there is a lot he likes about the new gig. 

“I did the first one and kind of was hesitant going into it. I did it with Waddle and Silvy out of Chicago. I’ve known them forever. Great guys. We’re in the middle of it and I was like, this is kind of fun, I’m enjoying this. I think after playing football, I was looking for something I would enjoy that you could get a little bit of competition. It’s hard to replace that completely.”

Cutler told Schefter that he hopes fans don’t assume every episode of UnCut will be like the first one. There is a lot he still has to learn and that means the show will continue to evolve and dive into new areas.

“I’m going to probably open up more about myself, I’m going to bring some people on that I’ve known throughout my life that are close to me, some new people I’ve met that are close to me. Just kind of see how it goes. I didn’t really have a plan going into it. This might change 6 months down the road. Football’s coming up, so we’ll hit on football and kind of dive into that a little bit. It’s some uncharted waters for me for sure.” 

Back in 2017, Cutler was going to join FOX as a TV analyst with Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis (now at CBS). However, he decided to unretire and go play quarterback for the Miami Dolphins. Cutler said he was excited about going into broadcasting. After one final year of playing though, his thoughts on replacing one job that had him on the road every weekend with a different one changed.

“The boys were getting older, we were starting the reality show. It was just one of those situations where I didn’t want to really be gone that same timeframe that I was playing (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). I just wasn’t at a place in my life where I wanted to commit to that same schedule and that travel schedule, so I passed. There’s definitely times where I kind of regret that decision, but it’s worked out for me.”

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NASCAR Driver Denny Hamlin Launching Podcast with Dale Earnhardt Jr & Dirty Mo Media

“New episodes will be published each Monday during the NASCAR season with previews and reviews of races, with the goal of inviting guests and interacting with fans playing a future role in the series.”

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Dirty Mo Media has announced a podcast deal with NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin.

Hamlin will host Actions Detrimental with Denny Hamlin on a weekly basis during the NASCAR season. The Actions Detrimental branding is verbiage used by NASCAR for fines assessed to drivers for their disparaging comments about the sport. Known as one of NASCAR’s more outspoken drivers, Hamlin has been fined several times under the “actions detrimental to stock car racing” statutes.

New episodes will be published each Monday during the NASCAR season with previews and reviews of races, with the goal of inviting guests and interacting with fans playing a future role in the series.

Denny Hamlin jokingly thanked Dirty Mo Media for the “opportunity and the fat check” the company wrote for him to host the podcast in a Twitter announcement.

The 42-year-old Hamlin has won 48 races during his 18-year NASCAR Cup Series career. In addition to serving as a driver for Joe Gibbs Racing, he co-owns 23XI Racing with basketball legend Michael Jordan.

The podcast is the latest in an expansion of content produced by the Mooresville, North Carolina-based digital outlet. After beginning with The Dale Jr. Download, the company has grown to include other podcasts like Door, Bumper, Clear, and Speed Street, as well as video projects like The Next Level.

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Barstool Sports CEO: Golf Likely Next Step For Company’s Live Broadcasts

“I think we‘ll start with the biggest sports that we know and love.”

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Barstool Sports CEO Erika Nardini recently did a wide-ranging interview with AdAge.com about the future of the digital sports outlet’s television aspirations, and she said sports they’re familiar with will take priority.

“”We want sports that appeal to a broad audience. We’re kind of tickled to be able to broadcast things in the first place. So I think we‘ll start with the biggest sports that we know and love, whether it’s basketball and football,” Nardini said. “You could definitely see that extended to golf, that would probably be the next place that we’ll play.”

The questions about Barstool’s future aspirations come after the company’s successful first broadcast of the Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl. Barstool says the broadcast received nearly 1 million views, peaking at 130,000 concurrent viewers. The outlet also broadcasted the Barstool Sports Invitational that featured Akron, Mississippi State, Toledo, and UAB in November.

Nardini added that the company is interested live televised sports for a few reasons.

“We’re owned by a sports betting company and the more we think about building our sports platform, there’s obviously a huge opportunity for us to convey a whole bunch of offerings to our audience, but certainly betting will be one of them…I think that live sports on television is the last man standing where it’s all anyone tunes in for.”

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Fanatics to Open First Sportsbook Inside FedEx Field

“The location at the home of the Washington Commanders will make it the first sportsbook to open inside an NFL stadium.”

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Sports licensing giant Fanatics will soon be launching its long-anticipated sportsbook.

The company will open up a physical sportsbook location in Maryland at FedEx Field on January 20. Fanatics has also been granted a license to operate in Massachusetts, tethered to Plainridge Park Casino.

The location at the home of the Washington Commanders will make it the first sportsbook to open inside an NFL stadium. Bettors in the DMV will now be able to place wagers at all their local teams’ venues, as William Hill has an on-site location at Capital One Arena – home of the Capitals and Wizards – and BetMGM has a space at Nationals Park in D.C.

Despite having a physical location at FedEx Field, bettors in Maryland will not be able to place mobile wagers through a Fanatics Sportsbook app.

According to Front Office Sports, Fanatics hopes to have the sportsbook up and running in some fashion in all states where legal by September.

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