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WEEI Relives Most Memorable Lou Merloni Rants

Merloni isn’t leaving WEEI completely. He will be heard on the airwaves during the 2023 Red Sox season, where he’s expected to be a bigger contributor to the team’s radio broadcasts.

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Tuesday marked the end of Merloni, Fauria & Mego on WEEI in Boston, and while Christian Fauria and Meghan Ottolini will continue hosting full-time at WEEI working with different co-hosts, Lou Merloni will not.

The show celebrated the run Merloni has had on the air over the last 15 years, reliving some of the best moments of Lou.

“This isn’t a funeral,” Merloni said. “It’s a celebration of life.”

One bit reflected on was a mash-up of angry Lou moments that they dubbed the Lou Merloni Foundation for Anger Management. They were playing off of Greg Hill going to Ireland for a week with his foundation and thought it would be funny to come up with their own foundation to get a week’s vacation to the Caribbean.

“I wanted to build our own foundation, so we thought anger management is a good foundation, right?” Merloni said. “It worked out well. It was good therapy, though. Rants are good therapy I’ll say that much.”

Another bit included COVID for Kids. That stemmed from Fauria’s daughter trying to prank call Merloni during the early stages of the COVID-19 lockdowns that swept over the country and the world in spring 2020. The ensuing bit was a play on the annoying but catchy 1-877-Kars4Kids jingle.

Merloni said he had a revelation at that stage in lockdown about his drinking habits.

“After like the first month of being locked in your house, I think I had that moment looking in the mirror like I can’t keep drinking this much beer,” he joked. “Alcohol. Period.”

The trio looked back on a memorable debate they had over dynastic franchises versus storied franchises, and Merloni caught heat for saying he thought the New England Patriots were not considered a storied franchise yet.

“The Patriots are a unicorn because they went at it for 20 years,” he said. “You’re already telling stories about them. So I think that’s the thing with me.”

But one of the more memorable Merloni rants included him recapping having a bad day where he ended up sitting and waiting at a local gas station, having to take a three-hour class to coach his kid’s Cal Ripken League baseball team and Red Sox pitcher David Price talking about playing Fortnite. In the rant he referred to the residents of nearby Duxbury, Massachusetts as “pukes.”

“I really feel bad about the Duxbury comment,” Merloni said. “There’s good people down there.”

Merloni isn’t leaving WEEI completely. He will be heard on the airwaves during the 2023 Red Sox season, where he’s expected to be a bigger contributor to the team’s radio broadcasts.

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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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