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Ian Rapoport: ‘Jeff Bezos Would Rather Be An NFL Media Partner Than Owner’

“Rapoport noted that Jeff Bezos can make plenty of money off the NFL as the owner of Amazon, which is now home to Thursday Night Football.”

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Another week, another scandal involving the Washington Commanders. This time things are a little bit different. Dan Snyder isn’t just accused of overseeing a toxic work culture that other NFL team owners can sweep under the rug. He is accused of hoarding money he owes them.

AJ Perez of Front Office Sports reported over the weekend that the Commanders organization is accused of withholding 40% of ticket revenues. That is money that is supposed to be given to the visiting team each week. Ian Rapoport was on The Pat McAfee Show on Monday and was asked if this was likely the beginning of the end of Snyder’s tenure as the team’s owner.

“If the other owners find out for sure, 100% sure, that Dan Snyder withheld profits from them, that would be very bad,” Rapoport said.

Pat McAfee asked if it were possible that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell or a collection of other owners could point at Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and say that is the guy they want to own the franchise in Washington. Bezos has seen his name thrown around to replace Snyder before.

“I do not get the sense he wants to be an owner,” Ian Rapaport answered. “I’m not saying he’s never going to be. He hasn’t been involved. He hasn’t shown anything that indicates he wants to be an owner.”

Rapoport noted that Jeff Bezos can make plenty of money off the NFL as the owner of Amazon, which is now home to Thursday Night Football. That would allow him to be part of the league without the headaches of team ownership.

“Amazon has a significant, significant place in the NFL with Thursday Night Football and we’ll see what else they do, but they’re certainly a really good partner now. I think he’s happy there.”

The accusations against Snyder came up during a congressional investigation of the Washington Commanders’ workplace culture. They have not yet been proven true.

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Joy Taylor Says Aaron Rodgers Is More Likeable After Pardon My Take Appearance

“It makes him astronomically more likeable,” Taylor said.

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On Monday, the Pardon My Take podcast dropped their latest episode which featured an interview with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Big Cat, one of the show’s co-hosts, is a Chicago Bears fan and has spent a lot of time not liking Rodgers publicly.

Colin Cowherd saw one of the many clips that the show shared and brought up how much he thought that Rodgers took ribbing from Big Cat and the podcast in stride. That’s when Joy Taylor offered that the interview could help Rodgers in the long run.

“It makes him astronomically more likeable,” Taylor said. “When you can show that you don’t take yourself that seriously, all of the animosity that people have towards you just kind of starts to wither away.”

She added that the disarming quality helps if people don’t perceive Rodgers as thinking he has all the answers.

“When people feel like they are projecting ‘I know more than you’ and ‘I’ve got it all figured out’ energy, people are like: ‘you got to be the smartest guy on the room all time time? You’re not.’

This is so likeable,” Taylor said. “It’s really funny.”

Cowherd agreed and even said he is probably going to go listen to it after the show.

“Aaron is genuinely laughing as they make fun of him and that is an incredibly endearing quality.”

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WNSR Debuts ‘Power Hour’ with Sami Kincaid

Nashville’s WNSR debuted Power Hour with host Sami Kincaid.

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Power Hour with Sami Kincaid

Nashville has a brand new voice to listen to on WNSR and her name is Sami Kincaid. On Saturday, the station debuted Power Hour with host Sami Kincaid.

The debut show featured Associated Press writer Teresa Walker, Vanderbilt women’s basketball guard Jordyn Cambridge and North Georgia assistant softball coach Alea White. The show is focused on women that are operating inside sports.

The show airs Saturdays from 9-10a CT.

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Toucher and Rich: Dennis Eckersley’s Retirement a “Huge Loss”

“When Eckersley got in there (the booth),” Shertenlieb started, “he was great. It made all of them better when Dennis Eckersley was around. It’s going to be a huge loss.”

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On Monday, Dennis Eckersley announced that he was going to retire from the Boston Red Sox television booth at the end of this season. The current NESN analyst is leaving after twenty years on the air with the team.

The news broke during Toucher and Rich on 98.5 the Sports Hub and it gave show co-host Rich Shertenlieb a chance to mention the news and praise the departing personality.

“When Eckersley got in there (the booth),” Shertenlieb started, “he was great. It made all of them better when Dennis Eckersley was around. It’s going to be a huge loss.”

The show spent the rest of the segment talking about what Eckersley offered that made him so unique. That’s when Matt McCarthy, fill-in for Fred Toucher, said that Eckersley was exactly what you wanted in an analyst.

“You want someone that’s going to give you an opinion,” McCarthy said. “Eck gave you an opinion. He’ll be missed.”

McCarthy also pointed out that this is the latest major shakeup that has happened to the television broadcast in recent years.

“There’s no doubt this is a blow,” McCarthy added. “This is a tremendous loss to that Red Sox broadcast to which has taken a lot of hits over the years with the loss of Jerry Remy, the decision to move on from Don Orsillo and now Dennis Eckersley retiring… they are going to have to find an entertainer in there. Matt McCarthy

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