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Adam Schefter Briefly Thought He Had Been Kidnapped During Last NFL Trip to Mexico City

“And I’m not joking to tell you that I was panicked. My heart was racing. I really thought I had gotten in the wrong car and I was off to who knows where.”

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The NFL returns to Mexico City for Monday Night Football next week as the San Francisco 49ers take on the Arizona Cardinals. ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter revealed when the game was held in Mexico City in 2019, he briefly thought he had been kidnapped after the game.

“We are going back to Mexico City this weekend,” Schefter said on The Adam Schefter Podcast. “Last time we went — back in 2019 — they wanted to make sure we were taken to the right areas. We’re at the game at the stadium, and there were people shuttling us back to the hotel. There are people that walk you there — like ESPN security people — and somehow I lost them. There were these two guys that said to me ‘Let’s go, we’re going back to your hotel’.

“I said great, so I get in this car, and about two minutes in, I realize ‘Oh my god. What did I just do? I just got into the car of strangers — men I don’t know — and I don’t know where they’re taking me right now’. I’m thinking to myself that I can’t believe I’m in Mexico City, and I’ve been warned not to go near strangers. ‘I just got kidnapped’. I’m texting co-workers ‘Am I in the right car? Did I go back with the right men to the hotel?’

“And I’m not joking to tell you that I was panicked. My heart was racing. I really thought I had gotten in the wrong car and I was off to who knows where. But, fortunately, it was the right car.”

Schefter joked he would enlist the help of an ESPN NFL analyst to ensure the situation doesn’t arise again.

“When I go back there this week, I might be holding Booger McFarland’s hand the entire time until we get into the right car”

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The Dan Le Batard Show With Stugotz Moving To New Studio

The show continued to be recorded inside the studio at the Clevelander after it departed ESPN Radio’s national lineup in 2021.

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The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz is leaving its home at the Clevelander hotel on South Beach in Miami and moving into a new studio next year, according to a report from The Big Lead.

The show continued to be recorded inside the studio at the Clevelander after it departed ESPN Radio’s national lineup in 2021. It has remained the home for the show since Le Batard and John Skipper formed Meadowlark Media.

After a $50 million distribution deal with DraftKings was secured, the Meadowlark podcast network has grown in both reach and talent, allowing for an expanded studio space.

No immediate details were given on where the new studio space would be located.

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NSMA Announces Finalists for Awards, Hall of Fame

Final voting for the statewide and national awards, as well as for the Hall of Fame, will take place throughout this month, and the winners and inductees will be announced on January 9.

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The National Sports Media Association revealed its finalists for its national sportscaster of the year and national sportswriter of the year, and there are plenty of heavy hitters in the industry up for consideration for the NSMA awards.

Among the nominees for National Sportscaster of the Year include Al Michaels, Ian Eagle, Jim Nantz, Joe Buck, Kevin Harlan, and Mike Tirico. The full list includes Adam Amin, Jason Benetti, Joe Davis, and Mina Kimes.

For National Sportswriter of the Year, Adrian Wojnarowski, Ken Rosenthal, Nicole Auerbach, Pete Thamel, Pat Forde and Tom Verducci are among the biggest names. Candace Buckner, Katie Strang, Marc Spears and Wright Thomson round out the list of nominees.

The NMSA also revealed its finalists for the sportscaster and sportswriter Hall of Fame. James Brown, Joe Buck, Lee Corso and Tim McCarver are part of the sportscaster list, while Bill Plaschke and Ray Didinger appear among the names for the sportswriter hall of fame.

Final voting for the statewide and national awards, as well as for the Hall of Fame, will take place throughout this month, and the winners and inductees will be announced on January 9.

Winners and Hall of Famers will be honored at the NSMA Awards Weekend & National Convention held in Winston-Salem, N.C. June 24-26.

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Pat McAfee: Mentioning Brett Favre Scandal Is A Must

“We have to make sure that it’s mentioned every time that man is mentioned because that is a big deal that it happened.”

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While things may have quieted down a little bit with Brett Favre and his scandal involving misuse of public funds in Mississippi, Pat McAfee is going to make sure people don’t forget what the hall of fame quarterback is accused of.

On his show on Wednesday, McAfee said he thought of a way to mention the situation during Aaron Rodgers’ weekly appearance the day before. Rodgers in conversation talked about learning under Favre in the first years of his NFL career in Green Bay.

“My brain was literally like we’re in the holiday season. Brett Favre – what did he do,” McAfee said. “He didn’t just steal from the poor. Oh, he is the actual Sticky Finger Bandits from Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.”

Pat added that whenever the name Brett Favre is brought up on his show, it is absolutely necessary to remind folks about the scandal.

“We have to make sure that it’s mentioned every time that man is mentioned because that is a big deal that it happened,” he said. “Now obviously Brett Favre Enterprises is alleging that this is all wrong. And I can’t wait to hear BFE to drop Brett Favre Enterprises’ side of the story. And we will judge it accordingly.”

“Even though as a football player, he was an incredibly tough football player, good football player, did a lot of things,” McAfee added. “Certainly in the middle of stealing from poor people in Mississippi right now. Have to chat about that.”

Favre is yet to be charged with any crimes, but the state is currently investigating the matter. Early in the fall, Favre’s weekly appearances on local and national radio shows were halted in light of the initial fallout from the story.

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