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Adam Crowley Makes 93.7 The Fan Debut After Missing First Day With Stomach Flu

“You’re thinking this is going to be my first show on a new station, my opportunity to announce my presence with authority, and… you couldn’t stop crapping.”

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A week after announcing that he was leaving iHeartRadio and moving to 93.7 The Fan, Pittsburgh radio personality Adam Crowley made his debut on his new station. Unfortunately, it was a day later than originally scheduled.

In what has to be a nightmare scenario for what was supposed to be his first day at his new job, Crowley came down with a stomach flu and was unable to make his first on-air appearance. But he finally got behind the mic Wednesday during The PM Team with Poni & Mueller.

Not being able to work his scheduled first day because of a stomach bug might appear to be a joke, especially when Andrew Fillipponi mentioned “explosive diarrhea” in a a tweet. We can only imagine what that phone call with brand manager Kraig Riley was like when Crowley had to explain why he couldn’t report for his first day at 93.7 The Fan.

Naturally, Crowley had to take some on-air ribbing about his stomach flu ordeal from Filiponi and Mueller.

“You’re thinking this is going to be my first show on a new station, my opportunity to announce my presence with authority, and… you couldn’t stop crapping,” said Filiponi. “Is that kind of the story of your life, in a way?”

Crowley used that as an opening to take a shot at his former station.

“That’s why I’m 31 and now finally working on the big sports station in town,” he said. That one went over well with his new colleagues.

Crowley recounted the misery of his Tuesday morning, saying he called in after a bout of projective vomiting. Fillipponi followed by explaining that Crowley is Riley’s first big move as brand manager after months of observing the current station lineup and determining what was needed.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette‘s Joshua Axelrod, Crowley will be a utility man at 93.7 The Fan, working as producer, fill-in host, and weekend contributor. His first shift was scheduled to be Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET, but we now know how that went. When Crowley will next appear on the air hasn’t been announced, but he’ll certainly have a good story to share for that first shift.

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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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Jets Partner With talkSPORT To Air Six Games on Radio in U.K.

The New York Jets and talkSPORT have agreed to broadcast six 2022 Jets regular season football games.

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Starting this weekend, fans of the New York Jets in the United Kingdom will have local access to their favorite team.

The New York Jets and talkSPORT have agreed to broadcast six 2022 Jets regular season football games. This will establish talkSPORT as the official UK radio broadcast partner of the Jets. Fans will also have exclusive access to the Jets Touchdown UK Podcast and additional Jets content including player and coach interviews.

“We are so thrilled to extend a radio broadcast of the Jets to our fans in the United Kingdom as we take the next step in utilizing our right to expand this game with the help of the world’s biggest sports radio station,” said New York Jets President Hymie Elhai. “This partnership will allow for so much more than 2022 season coverage as we continue to welcome some of the most passionate fans in the world into our fanbase.”

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Colin Cowherd Declares Twitter ‘Loser-ville’ Over Russell Wilson Criticism

“Twitter defended Johnny Manziel at every turn. Baker Mayfield, Cam Newton. The cool guys.”

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Colin Cowherd does not make much time for social media and he doesn’t have a lot of respect for the conversation there. He revealed Friday on his FOX Sports Radio show that is particularly true when it comes to Twitter.

“You know who gets ripped on Twitter? Steph Curry. You know what Twitter loves? NFTs and Bitcoin,” he said. “It is loser-ville. People that need to be accepted. Less successful people ripping more successful people. It’s a barnyard musical. You should try it sometime.” 

He compared the way polls show most football fans feel about Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson to the absolute drubbing he took on Twitter over his viral ad for Subway. Cowherd said that Twitter tends to side with image over quality.

“Russell Wilson was just voted by adults in America, people with lives, who aren’t concerned with being cool, the most likable player in the NFL,” he said. “Twitter defended Johnny Manziel at every turn. Baker Mayfield, Cam Newton. The cool guys.”

Colin Cowherd added that every moment that makes Twitter cringe becomes his new favorite thing about Russell Wilson. He said that the things social media users bash are the things most Americans find relatable.

“You know who else was on that list? Patrick Mahomes, who has a silly brother,” he said. “Sometimes his brother is out there being silly. We’ve all got a silly sister or silly brother! That’s America. It’s not cool.”

Cowherd closed the segment by declaring that he was going to go to Subway right after the show ended and order Russell Wilson’s “Dangerwich” to show his support.

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