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Mike Florio, Dan Patrick Show’s Paul Pabst Revisit Pie-In-Face Tom Brady Bet

Now at stake is Mike Florio taking a lemon meringue pie to the face if Tom Brady is not with the San Francisco 49ers after Week 1.

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Quarterback Tom Brady shocked and surprised some, but also affirmed what others predicted would happen by announcing over the weekend he will return for his 23rd NFL season in 2022. Brady initially announced after the 2021 season concluded that he would be calling it a career.

Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio was among those who didn’t believe Brady would stay retired. Earlier this month while appearing on The Dan Patrick Show, Florio made a bet with show producer Paul “Paulie” Pabst that Brady would not only come back in 2022, but that Brady would suit up for the San Francisco 49ers.

What was at stake in the bet? The loser gets a pie in the face.

Florio was back with Patrick on Tuesday, and the bet eventually came up. Patrick asked Florio if he lost the bet. (That part of the conversation begins at the 10:32 mark of the video below.)

“I thought (Paulie) was talking to his lawyers about this,” Florio joked. “I’ve been waiting to get the facts from the law offices of whoever he hired to come to a conclusion here. Because I think he was adamant on the fact that Brady was not coming back.”

The clip from Florio’s March 1 appearance on the show was played, and the bet was clear on Brady being a 49er for Week 1. The question then became what kind of pie would be used. Patrick specified that it had to be an actual pie and not just whipped cream in a pie pan. They eventually landed on lemon meringue as the pie flavor.

Seton O’Connor then chimed in saying the bet shouldn’t be settled until after Week 1. Patrick asked if Seton was in Florio’s corner on the bet.

“I’m Team Fairness,” Seton said. Florio agreed wholeheartedly.

“Seton’s right! Week 1 is the trigger here,” Florio said.

Paulie offered Florio an out which wasn’t really an out. Florio was offered to get pied during the month of March or when Week 1 has concluded in September. But if he waited until then, he’d have to take a lemon meringue pie. (Seton warned that the lemon would burn his face and leave a mark, however.)

“I’ll let it ride, and I’ll take the sunburn from the lemon meringue,” Florio said.

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Jake Chapman Named Orlando Magic Radio Play-By-Play Voice

Chapman will make his debut as the team’s radio voice during its preseason opener tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Jake Chapman has been introduced as the new radio play-by-play voice of the NBA’s Orlando Magic.

Chapman is beginning his 10th overall season with the franchise. He has previously served as the pre-game and post-game host for the team, as well as the radio producer. He joined the club as in intern in 2006 before becoming a producer in 2009. He then joined the Detroit Pistons Radio Network in 2014 to become its pre-game and post-game host as well as executive producer. He later joined 92.3 The Fan and the Cleveland Browns Radio Network as a producer. He returned to the Magic in 2019.

Chapman will make his debut as the team’s radio voice during its preseason opener tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Brandon Kravitz will serve as co-host for pregame, halftime and postgame. The network pregame show, Magic Tonight, will hit the air 30 minutes prior to tip-off. Magic Tonight is scheduled to premiere on October 11.

96.9 The Game is the radio flagship of the Magic Radio Network.

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Angelo Cataldi Thinks Cris Collinsworth Is A ‘Bozo’

“He goes ‘I think Cris is usually smart in and his analysis is good but…” Hughes said before Cataldi interrupted by shouting “No he’s not! No he’s not!”, he reiterated. “He’s not smart!”

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Some analysis made by Sunday Night Football commentator Cris Collinsworth caught the attention of 94 WIP morning host Angelo Cataldi that sent him over the edge Monday morning.

“Joe Banner ripped Cris Collinsworth last night over something he said about Andy Reid in the game last night,” Rhea Hughes said as she detailed Banner’s criticism. “He goes ‘I worked for Andy Reid for 14 years. Cris Collinsworth just said if there’s anything Andy Reid loves to do it’s pound the football.”

“Oh that’s a total lie! Cris Collinsworth is a bozo!”, Cataldi shouted.

Reid faced heavy criticism at the end of his tenure as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles for his reluctance to run the football. The team routinely finished in the bottom half of the league in rushing yards per game during Reid’s 14 seasons at the helm of the franchise.

“He goes ‘I think Cris is usually smart in and his analysis is good but…” Hughes said before Cataldi interrupted by shouting “No he’s not! No he’s not!”, he reiterated. “He’s not smart!”

“NBC needs to learn he does no work anymore,” Hughes added of Collinsworth.

“Nothing! Stop it! Stop it all of you! Stop it now!”, Cataldi concluded.

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Howard and Jeremy: Amazon Prime Video Is Best NFL Broadcast

“Fitz (Ryan Fitzpatrick) is good. Andrew Whitworth is good. It’s top to bottom — maybe Tony Gonzalez is the weak link, I mean, he’s fine — but top to bottom it’s a great broadcast.”

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Amazon Prime Video and Thursday Night Football received backlash last week for failing to mention a previously perceived concussion by Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa after the third-year signal caller suffered a scary-looking concussion in the first half of a game against the Bengals. WGR morning hosts Howard Simon and Jeremy White discussed the Amazon crew, with White saying he believes it’s the best NFL broadcast on Howard and Jeremy.

“I will say, the Amazon crew is getting criticized for not mentioning the Bills game during halftime. So, that aside, for me it’s the best crew,” White said. “Everything about Amazon’s broadcast is the best one. You and I talked about it last week. It is the recently retired players. It is so much better.

“When they were talking on the pregame — just football points, not Tua points — Richard Sherman they ask him like ‘You’ll be mad if what?’ and he said ‘I’ll be mad — and I’m gonna be talking to you at halftime about it — if the Dolphins, after playing 90 snaps on defense against the Bills, put their corners out on islands and don’t give them safety help. They’re gonna get beat, and I’ll be here to tell you it was a mistake that they’re not helping out their corners’. And sure enough, what happened? They did it and they got burned. He would have come back and talked about it at halftime if the Tua thing didn’t happen.”

He continued by pointing out several of the studio analysts as performing well early in their broadcasting careers.

“Fitz (Ryan Fitzpatrick) is good. Andrew Whitworth is good. It’s top to bottom — maybe Tony Gonzalez is the weak link, I mean, he’s fine — but top to bottom it’s a great broadcast.”

The pair also discussed the NextGen Stats alternate broadcast Amazon Prime Video produces as a viable way for those interested in learning more about deeper analytics and statistics of football to consume.

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