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Gregg Giannotti: FOX NFL Sunday Has Been ‘Same Exact Thing’ Since 1995

“Howie Long looks exactly the same. Terry Bradshaw’s still mumbling bumbling. They’re just standing around.”

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FOX NFL Sunday has won its share of acclaim. The show has taken home more than 20 Emmy Awards and in 2019 was inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. That doesn’t impress Gregg Giannotti though.

He criticized the show on Monday’s edition of Boomer and Gio on WFAN and CBS Sports Network, saying the show has largely been the same since its debut.

“If you had a VHS tape from 1995 and popped it in with that FOX pregame show, it’s almost the same exact thing!” he said. “Howie Long looks exactly the same. Terry Bradshaw’s still mumbling bumbling. They’re just standing around.”

It sounds like that standing around is what really gets under Gio’s skin. He seems to be even more frustrated by it as the cast of FOX NFL Sunday grows.

“FOX has, it looks like, a family reunion. They added Gronk and Sean Payton to the fifty guys they already have. Then they just sit there and they stand around and they sway back and forth. I don’t understand. What is that?”

Giannotti said that he feels like he has been watching the same people “loiter for like 30 years”. He suggested perhaps the predicability could be broken up by having different groups stationed in different places around the studio similar to what NBC does with the cast of Football Night in America. He would welcome anything that changes up FOX NFL Sunday.

“I know exactly what I’m gonna get from that thing every single time.”

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Nick Sirianni To Angelo Cataldi: ‘I Want Some Smoke Too’

“I enjoy coming on this show and talking to you guys, but hey, at the end of the day too, I’m gonna stick up for my brother.”

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After Nick Sirianni called out Angelo Cataldi from the podium on Saturday night, Eagles fans had to think they were in for a treat Monday when the team’s coach would make his regular appearance on 94WIP. While the visit was cordial, Sirianni came ready to defend his defensive coordinator.

“I’m very aware you’d like a piece of me here,” Angelo Cataldi said after introducing the coach.

In his postgame press conference Saturday, Nick Sirianni mentioned Cataldi by name as he railed against people criticizing defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon throughout the season.

“I know what I said on Saturday, and that’s in good fun too,” Sirianni said on Monday morning. “I enjoy coming on this show and talking to you guys, but hey, at the end of the day too, I’m gonna stick up for my brother.”

He cited his background from an Italian family that valued loyalty amongst brothers. He also came with stats to prove the prowess of the Eagles defense under Gannon’s leadership and noted that many times, if the team makes a mistake, it is because Gannon’s play calling is trying to reflect Sirianni’s desire to play aggressive and create turnovers. He acknowledged that perhaps he deserves equal criticism in those moments.

“I want some heat. I want some smoke when you’re getting on Gannon too.”

When Cataldi pointed out that it sounded like Sirianni was stumping for his DC to become a head coach, Sirianni said that he doesn’t want to lose Jonathan Gannon, but it should be clear that he has earned that opportunity. Cataldi revealed that maybe some Eagles fans didn’t agree. He said he heard from them almost immediately on Saturday night.

“Needless to say, after you said the things you said, I got a bunch of emails from people trying to give me ammo,” he said.

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Eagles Coach Nick Sirianni Calls Out Angelo Cataldi in Postgame Press Conference

“I can’t wait to talk to Angelo on Monday.”

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Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni’s Monday morning interview with WIP host Angelo Cataldi will certainly be a topic of interest following this past weekend’s NFC divisional playoff game.

Sirianni, in his postgame press conference on Saturday night, mentioned Cataldi by name when talking about Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon.

“Sometimes I have to hear some things about Jonathan Gannon, and I don’t know if it’s you guys,” Sirianni said in response to a question from WIP Eagles reporter Eliot Shorr-Parks. “Might be more other people. I won’t say names – Angelo — right?”

Cataldi, who will be retiring when the Eagles season ends, isn’t the only host in the city who has called Gannon out when the defense played poorly, but Sirianni said it blows his mind that Gannon critics would have something to say following Philly’s 38-7 victory over the Giants.

“So, every time I hear an answer about Jonathan Gannon, I laugh to myself,” Sirianni said. “As a matter of fact, coaches from other teams ask me, does Jonathan Gannon get shit here? I’m like, somehow, yeah. Like this guy is incredible.”

“I can’t wait to talk to Angelo on Monday,” he added.

The Eagles will play the 49ers on Sunday in the NFC championship.

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Derek Wolfe: Pat McAfee Talks About Me Like I’m Batman

“There was no like ‘hey we got a problem cat – there can only be one apex predator.'”

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Super Bowl champion and 104.3 The Fan host Derek Wolfe made some headlines late last week after he posted a photo of a mountain lion he hunted.

The story became the topic of discussion on The Pat McAfee Show on Friday after it made the rounds. Later that day Wolfe and co-host Darren “DMac” McKee got a huge kick out of how McAfee and company described the story.

“This dude heard there was a rural town in the mountains over there where local dogs were getting feasted upon by one of these local lions and they didn’t know what was gonna happen next because of how big this lion was,” McAfee told his audience. “And Derek Wolfe, if I read the story correctly, put his f***ing bow and arrow on his back, trekked up some Rocky f***ing Mountains, found this lion in the lion’s home, shot it with an arrow, was gonna put that f***er on his back, walk back into the village and say ‘I got the killer’ or whatever, the thing that’s been f***ing demonizing us, fell down the face of a f***ing mountain while the lion was on his back, allegedly. Falls, gets back up and walks back out of there. You’re talking about, what is this? The year 550? 660? This feels like a story from way back.”

“That’s the funniest take I’ve heard on it so far,” McKee said Friday on The Drive. “That’s really great. Good job, guys.”

At one point in McAfee’s telling of the story, he makes Wolfe out to be the lone person capable of hunting down the big cat. Wolfe said he wasn’t Batman.

“There was no bat light,” Wolfe said. “There was no like ‘hey we got a problem cat – there can only be one apex predator.'”

Wolfe did appreciate how the story was told, and he said for those who want to take issue with what he did, he wanted to make sure people were aware that at least in Colorado mountain lions can be a nuisance.

“Before you pass judgement on me and my lifestyle, maybe go look and see how many cats there really are roaming around Colorado,” he said. “It’s not like there’s 10-15 cats running around. There’s thousands and thousands of male lions running around.”

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