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“Willard and Dibs” React Live on 95.7 The Game to Earthquake

“Nobody wants an earthquake, but when you’re the only one who doesn’t feel it, I do I feel left out.”

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Earthquakes on the west coast are not uncommon. But some are bigger events than others.

That was the case on Tuesday when a magnitude 5.1 quake registered in the San Jose area. Mark Willard and Dan Dibley were in the middle of their shift at 95.7 The Game when it all went down.

“You guys all alright out there? Everybody OK?” Willard asked as their mid-morning show Willard & Dibs returned from a commercial break. He noted that he had FOMO (fear of missing out) because they didn’t feel the effects of the earthquake from where they were.

“We’re on the second floor, and we have headsets on and we’re screaming at each other because Jimmy Garoppolo is underrated,” he said. “So I don’t know where it came in.”

Still, seeing reports from others in the area talking about feeling the earthquake as it happened had Willard wishing they weren’t excluded.

“It’s the weirdest thing ever. Nobody wants an earthquake, but when you’re the only one who doesn’t feel it, I do I feel left out,” he said.

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Evan Roberts: MLB Network Dropped The Ball During Aaron Judge News

“B.S. network. Not a real network. Tell your friends. They are not a real network if they can’t get breaking news when the biggest free agent signs a contract.”

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After a whirlwind 24 hours, Aaron Judge signed a contract to remain with the New York Yankees earlier this week. The news happened early in the morning, and WFAN afternoon co-host Evan Roberts said that was no excuse for how poor the coverage was from MLB Network.

“They didn’t go live with it,” co-host Craig Carton said. “He reported it on social media, and they didn’t put him on TV for more than an hour after he had broken the story.”

When told that MLB Network simply put a scroll along the bottom of the screen alerting viewers to the news, Roberts was flabbergasted.

“Are you kidding me?,” Roberts asked. “It’s bad enough that SNY bad-mouthed Jacob DeGrom at the end and then decided to play a…tribute video right before our show. I don’t like the badmouthing of Jake, but at least they gave you live coverage. SNY gave you something. You’re telling me MLB Network didn’t give you any coverage?”

When Chris McMonigle mentioned the news dropped at 5:15 AM PT, Roberts didn’t care.

“Wake someone up,” he countered. “You’re not a real network. If you are — and you can tell your friends at MLB Network — if you wanna be a real network — and see now I gotta throw bouquets at SNY. As much as I didn’t like their coverage, they gave you breaking news coverage. Great job, SNY.”

When told that the DeGrom news happened at 7:00 PM ET, Roberts shouted “it doesn’t matter!”, saying MLB Network should have been on top of the Judge news.

“What were they playing? Major League? A League of Their Own? B.S. network. Not a real network. Tell your friends,” continued Roberts. “They are not a real network if they can’t get breaking news when the biggest free agent signs a contract.”

Carton said the network put a scroll on the screen with the news of Judge’s signing, which Roberts concluded was not enough.

“Tell MLB Network to call our friends at SNY and they’ll give ’em a lesson on how you just break into whatever coverage you have, and you give live coverage. Even if the coverage is bad, at least they’re giving it to you.”

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Tony Rizzo Tired of Everyone Thinking ‘The Really Big Show’ Is ‘The Aaron Goldhammer Show’

“Well, Chuck, you and Aaron Goldhammer are gonna have a good old time. I am done.”

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The Really Big Show on ESPN Cleveland is a staple in the market, with the pairing of Tony Rizzo and Aaron Goldhammer winning the top spot in BSM’s Top 20 in 2021 as the best mid-market sports radio midday show. Rizzo, however, was not happy with a recent comment from Charles Barkley about the show.

During Inside The NBA earlier this week, Barkley said “My boy Aaron Goldhammer had me on his show on ESPN Cleveland”, and that did not sit well with the veteran host.

“I’m done at the end of this year on the Really Big Show. All over,” Rizzo joked. “I worked my whole life at doing this and everyone thinks it’s The Aaron Goldhammer Show. I’m done, I’m really done. I’m serious, I am done. Good luck with your new show. I hope you can sell jewelry and windows, I hope you can do it. I’ll be rooting for you.”

“Thanks. Sounds like you’ll be rooting for me,” Goldhammer replied sarcastically.

“I have other things that I’ll be doing, but I am done,” continued Rizzo. “I ain’t worked 35 years for this guy to hijack every interview I’ve done. Sick of it.”

“My first show I’m gonna come on and say ‘You know, I was talking to my boy, Tony Rizzo, he used to guest host the show.”

“Well, Chuck, you and Aaron Goldhammer are gonna have a good old time. I am done,” Rizzo concluded.

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Tyler Polumbus: ‘I Couldn’t Talk About Colorado Football On Denver Radio Before Deion Sanders’

“You are now a cultural icon for kids all across the country.”

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Over the weekend Deion Sanders was formally announced as the new head football coach at Colorado University after three seasons at FCS Jackson State.

The hall of fame defensive back transformed Jackson State in his short stint at the HBCU, and the hope is that Sanders will be able to make football in Boulder relevant again.

Talking to Pete Medhurst and Chris Russell on The Team 980 in D.C. on Wednesday, Altitude Sports Radio host Tyler Polumbus explained how Deion’s hiring alone has already started to make an impact on the Buffaloes program.

“In 48 hours, Colorado’s social media accounts grew by 150,000 people,” Polumbus said. “And that’s the Deion Sanders effect. You are now a cultural icon for kids all across the country.”

Polumbus, a Denver native who played football at Colorado and recently joined Altitude Sports Radio after a stint at rival 104.3 The Fan, said the hiring has even made the school’s program a relevant topic on the radio.

“I couldn’t talk about CU on my radio show. CU is never talked about,” he said. “And Colorado is a one-sport (state). It is the Denver Broncos – that’s it. And from here on out until Deion Sanders is no longer the head coach at CU, they will be the top story here in Colorado.”

Medhurst mentioned how USC and UCLA exiting the Pac-12 for the Big Ten starting in 2024 could open the door for Colorado under Deion’s leadership to make some noise in the conference. But despite all the excitement from the Sanders hiring and not having seen what he can do with the team on the field, Polumbus said he’s trying to keep things in perspective.

“We already got catfished once this offseason with Russell Wilson,” he said of the Broncos quarterback. “So we’re trying to not let our hopes and enthusiasm get all too high with Deion Sanders, because I can’t let myself get catfished twice in one year.”

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