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Leroy Hoard: Shannon Sharpe Should Have Choked Skip Bayless Out

“There’s nothing bad that Skip Bayless could possibly say about the guy across from him.”

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Many in sports media came to the defense of Undisputed co-host Shannon Sharpe after his exchange with co-host Skip Bayless on Monday went viral.

The vast majority agreed that they felt like Bayless crossed the line when calling Sharpe jealous of quarterback Tom Brady’s success and career longevity.

On WQAM in Miami on Tuesday, host and former NFL running back Leroy Hoard said it was ridiculous that someone like Bayless, who’s worked with Sharpe for several years now, would take a debate with his co-host and colleague in the direction that it went.

“I believe a couple of things here,” Hoard said. “One, Skip Bayless, you’re a bum and here’s why. You don’t have to speak bad about the guy you’re doing the show with to show your support for another guy that plays a totally different position…It’s not even comparable.”

Sharpe is generally well-liked as a person and thought of highly as a former player and hall of famer. Leroy said Bayless’ argument blew up in his face.

“There’s nothing bad that Skip Bayless could possibly say about the guy across from him,” Hoard said. “But he does it, and it caught up to him.”

Hoard echoed a lot of other people’s sentiments in saying that based on what Bayless said, Sharpe very well could’ve laid hands on his colleague and would’ve been well within his right to do so.

“Everybody thinks that it’s all fun and games, right? And we joke and we have fun about it,” Leroy said. “Some guys really do take it personal, and (Sharpe) will jump across that table and choke Skip Bayless out and quit his job and not care. Don’t disrespect the guy you do a show with!”

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670 The Score Hosts Congratulate Mike Mulligan on Award From Loyola Chicago

“They’re giving me an award for correctly picking the Super Bowl on September 8th,” Mulligan joked.

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670 The Score morning host Mike Mulligan is being awarded the Father Finnegan Memorial Award from Loyola University Chicago this weekend, and some of his colleagues congratulated him on the air Friday morning.

The award is given “in recognition of outstanding humanitarianism and service to youth through athletics”. Mulligan — a 1984 graduate of Loyola University Chicago — will receive the award Saturday during the Loyola Athletics Hall of Fame ceremony during a game against George Mason.

“Tremendous award,” co-host David Haugh said. “Proud moment for the show. Proud moment for you family.”

“They’re giving me an award for correctly picking the Super Bowl on September 8th,” Mulligan joked.

“That is fantastic,” Laurence Holmes said, while his co-host, Dan Bernstein, continued to say “wow”. “Congratulations. You shouldn’t be embarrassed. You should be proud.”

“I’m being celebrated for being old,” Mully joked.

“That’s not what that award says,” countered Holmes. “It says something completely different.”

The Mully & Haugh host eventually admitted he was appreciative of the award bestowed upon him by his alma mater.

“It’s a good thing. I’m very moved by it. Sister Jean will be there,” Mully said. “She has a book coming out with — I think — Seth Davis.”

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Colin Cowherd: Tony Romo Regressing Because He Loves Golf

“I’ve always felt like Tony Romo is one of those guys — and we all have somebody in our social circle like this — he got the golf bug. He’s had it for 15 years.

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The performance of CBS Sports NFL analyst Tony Romo has been a hot-button topic in sports media circles, especially after a widely-regarded lackluster performance during the AFC Championship Game. Colin Cowherd believes he knows why Romo has regressed.

During an episode of The Colin Cowherd Podcast, the sports radio host claimed golf is the reason behind Romo’s regression.

“Romo wants to be on the Tour. He literally wants to be on the Tour,” Cowherd said. “And what’s the first thing Aaron Rodgers does in the off-season? He goes and golfs, he loves it. Both, by the way, great golfers, especially Romo. But I’ve always felt like Tony Romo is one of those guys — and we all have somebody in our social circle like this — he got the golf bug. He’s had it for 15 years.

“Tony wants to be on the PGA Tour — but he likes the paycheck from CBS.”

Cowherd also added he hasn’t hired potential employees in the past if they told him they loved golf during the interview process, saying he has a theory that as men age they “get addicted to golf”.

“They’re on PGATour.com, they’re putting in the backyard, they’re thinking about it at work, they’re scheduling a trip to Scotland and they lose sight of their other job,” Cowherd said.

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ESPN Radio Adds Lakers Games As LeBron James Nears Scoring Record

“As of Friday, February 3, LeBron James is 63 points away from Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 career points.”

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The NBA’s all-time scoring record has stood for a long time. Kareem Abdul-Jabar, the current record holder, retired in 1989. LeBron James is on the verge of overtaking him though, and ESPN Radio wants to make sure it is part of history when it happens.

ESPN Radio has added two upcoming Lakers games to its schedule. The network will carry the national feeds of games on February 7 and 9. The first game is against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The second is against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Both games will be played in Los Angeles with a 9:30 PM Eastern tip. Marc Kestecher and Vince Carter will be on the call for both games.

As of Friday, February 3, LeBron James is 63 points away from Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 career points.

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