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Nick Wright: Dan Patrick Told Me I Could Accept His Marconi Award

“Dan, hand to God, I rushed the stage! And right before I got there, some dopey radio exec was like ‘I’m here to accept on Dan Patrick’s behalf’ and I was like ‘That’s not what Dan would want! He would want me to go up there.'”

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Nick Wright made one of his regular appearances on The Dan Patrick Show on Friday morning. He revealed that he was in the crowd on Wednesday night for the Marconi Awards, where Patrick took home the trophy for Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year. Wright said he was shocked that Patrick wasn’t at the New York ceremony and even more shocked by a text message he received.

“Dan sent me an odd text and said ‘you can give my speech if I win,'” he told the audience.

Patrick did win the award, but Wright admits he was not prepared to actually give the speech. He saw DL Hughley was nominated for the same award and figured Patrick wasn’t actually going to win. So when the winner was announced, Wright wasn’t prepared.

“Dan, hand to God, I rushed the stage! And right before I got there, some dopey radio exec was like ‘I’m here to accept on Dan Patrick’s behalf’ and I was like ‘That’s not what Dan would want! He would want me to go up there.'”

As a consolation prize, Patrick gave Wright the chance to deliver the speech the audience would have heard that night.

“Listen, Dan would love to be here, howeber he was unable to make it due to a previous family obligation,” Wright said. “He wanted me to convey to you guys that he is honored and touched by this and he’s a little miffed his radio bosses didn’t even tell him about the event or else he might have shown up to it.”

Wright then revealed to Patrick and the audience that someone had sent him the audio Patrick’s bosses submitted for consideration. It included two interview clips and a short commentary. The interviews featured Scottie Pippen and Russell Wilson breaking news on the show. The commentary featured Dan Patrick referring to Nick Right as “Dick Wrong”

“I know you sent me a watch a few months back,” Wright said. “I expect another package and I expect that package to be the Marconi!”

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Jonathan Peterlin Takes Over Night Show On 92.3 The Fan

“”Being the guy that you turn on after a day of listening to Ken and Anthony or Andy and Jeff or Nick and Dustin is truly an honor and a privilege. I won’t take that for granted.””

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92.3 The Fan in Cleveland now has a permanent host for its nightly show in Jonathan Peterlin.

Peterlin wrote in a post for the Audacy station’s website on Tuesday that his show will be called Overtime with Jonathan Peterlin and will air each night starting at 7 p.m.

“This is a dream job,” he said. “Being the guy that you turn on after a day of listening to Ken and Anthony or Andy and Jeff or Nick and Dustin is truly an honor and a privilege. I won’t take that for granted.”

Peterlin had been the afternoon update anchor at 92.3 The Fan since 2016, even hosting on weekends and on a fill-in basis. Prior to that, he spent three years in a similar role at Yahoo Sports Radio.

He wrote that listeners in Cleveland will not need an introduction or reintroduction to who he is.

“You know me and I know you,” he said. “We’ve spent the past nearly 7 years getting to know each other on a daily basis…We were there for each other. Along the way I hope that I’ve earned your trust. Through the good times and the bad, the ups and the downs.”

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Layoffs Hit Pro Football Focus

“The reduction in workforce comes less than 18 months after securing a $50 million investment from Silver Lake.”

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Pro Football Focus has laid off 16 employees, according to a report from Front Office Sports.

The reduction in workforce comes less than 18 months after securing a $50 million investment from Silver Lake.

The company, which Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth owns a majority, still employs just over 200 people.

NFL reporter Doug Kyed was among the layoffs. Kyed had been at PFF since July 2021.

Additionally, 11 interns were also let go.

While PFF remains popular and profitable from a football analytics perspective, there had been a shift since the Silver Lake investment into attracting more sports betting and fantasy football customers. The FOS report indicated a chunk of the $50 million funding was used to develop an iPhone app.

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Laurence Holmes: Tim Jenkins Twitter Beef With Mike North Proves The Score Has Gotten Smarter

“Where now every show has a film guy. Like we’re not just out here just guessing. To a certain extent we are, but we go get confirmation and information from people who are smarter than us.”

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Former NFL quarterback Tim Jenkins had an interesting back and forth on Twitter with former 670 The Score host Mike North over Bears quarterback Justin Fields. Jenkins broke down a piece of film from Chicago’s game against Green Bay on Sunday, saying he didn’t agree with the notion that Fields doesn’t go through his progressions and is more of a runner.

North disagreed, saying wide receiver Dante Pettis was wide open on that particular play, and that Fields missed him.

Jenkins responded, saying North’s take was “not intellectually honest.”

In his weekly appearance on Bernstein & Holmes on The Score, Jenkins talked about the exchange not knowing North’s connection to the station.

“There’s a radio guy up there, Mike North, he was real mad,” Jenkins said. “And I tried to handle it gently because like listen, the first thing in his bio was he was born in 1952. And if my grand-pappy is on Twitter roasting somebody, I hope to handle them gently. And I tried to.”

Host Laurence Holmes said it was truly a meta moment for their show and the station. He talked about how having access to a guy like Jenkins is a sign the station, like many others have done across the country, have grown with the game.

“It speaks to the evolution of this radio station,” Holmes said. “Where now every show has a film guy. Like we’re not just out here just guessing. To a certain extent we are, but we go get confirmation and information from people who are smarter than us.”

The discussion turned to the evolution of the quarterback position in the NFL, and Holmes noted that there are some who just don’t recognize that the game has changed and called for a quarterback to be able to throw accurately but pick up yards and keep plays going with their legs.

“I’m here for the nuance, but people continue to ignore what is a trend,” Holmes said. “And I don’t mean that as a pejorative. The trend in the NFL is dual-threat quarterbacks. Look up and down the rosters.”

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