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Greg Olsen on Tom Brady FOX Deal: ‘It Sucks, But at the End of the Day, I’m a Big Boy’

“We all know the reality. I know what I signed up for this year.”

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Greg Olsen has received nearly universal praise for his work on FOX. A whole new audience learned of his broadcasting skill when he and Kevin Burkhardt were moved into the network’s top NFL booth this season. How long he gets to stay in that booth remains unknown.

FOX signed Tom Brady to a $375 million dollar deal in 2022. When he is finally ready to walk away from the NFL, Brady will go to FOX’s top NFL booth alongside Burkhardt. What that means for Olsen remains unknown.

He was on ESPN 1000’s Waddle & Silvy on Tuesday and was asked what it would take for FOX to keep him in a prominent position when Brady arrives. Marc Silverman even suggested having the GOAT start as low as the number four booth at the network.

“I don’t know if Brady is going to be in the number four booth,” Greg Olsen laughed. “We all know the reality. I know what I signed up for this year.”

Olsen said that his goal has always been to continue to get better and hopefully deliver a fun broadcast. Ideally, that should be enough to keep him in the top booth, especially if the praise continues when he and Burkhardt call the Super Bowl.

In reality, FOX has made a massive investment in Tom Brady, in terms of both time and money. Olsen knows that those commitments matter to the network. All he can do is wait to see what decision Brady makes about his future.

“Listen, if Brady ends up retiring and coming, and decides (to join the FOX booth), and that’s how everything unfolds, it sucks… But at the end of the day, I’m a big boy. I know what I signed up for. I took a chance on myself. I rolled the dice. We’ll see how it plays out.”

While it is widely expected that Tom Brady will not return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, plenty in the NFL believe that his playing career is not over. Olsen joked that if another team is interested in bringing Tom Brady in, then he is willing to help seal the deal however he can.

“Listen, I hope Brady signs a five-year deal with somebody. I’ll be the first guy there. I’ll give ’em some cap room to make it work.”

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Jim Rome: NASCAR Never Held a Grudge When I Was Killing Them

“I kind of pride myself on having spoken to every driver ever except for one. And I think NASCAR should pride themselves on that too. It’s the ultimate 180.”

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Jim Rome has nothing but love for NASCAR. But that hasn’t always been the case.

Rome never held back when being critical of NASCAR in the early days of his show, calling it a redneck sport. But he said Tuesday on The Jim Rome Show NASCAR eventually challenged him to actually check out a race for himself and interview drivers regularly.

“They knew I was killing them every chance I could,” he said on his Tuesday show. “And then they called me up, and they were like, ‘Hey man, we know, Rome.’ And I would say, ‘And…?’ And they’re like, ‘And we don’t really think you’re being fair. But we’re cool with that.'”

“‘Why don’t you come to an event? Why don’t you talk to our drivers?'” Rome continued. “‘Why don’t you learn a little bit more and not take the easy way out and just keep killing us?'”

Jeff Gordon is one of several former NASCAR drivers that have appeared on the show previously. On Tuesday the four-time NASCAR Cup champion and vice chairman at Hendrick Motorsports joined Jim again to talk about the upcoming “Clash at the Coliseum” exhibition race on February 5, as well as previewing the new season which starts on February 19.

By the end, Rome was reminded how the consistent high-quality interviews NASCAR folks have given over the years won him over on the sport.

“It really is one of my favorite stories of my entire career,” he said. “We evolve, we change, do a 180.”

Rome did say he thought it was funny the only NASCAR driver he’s yet to interview remains Tony Stewart.

“I think I’ve interviewed everybody who’s ever driven a stock car except for ‘Smoke,'” Rome said. “And that’s the only one that I don’t want to fix, and he doesn’t want to fix it either. Because I kind of pride myself on having spoken to every driver ever except for one. And I think NASCAR should pride themselves on that too. It’s the ultimate 180.”

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Derek Wolfe Details Harassment He Has Received After Mountain Lion Hunt

“They’ve had 200 calls to Colorado Parks and Wildlife trying to turn me in like I did something wrong,”

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104.3 The Fan host Derek Wolfe has been sought by many for interviews this week. Wolfe has been making the rounds talking about his crazy story from last week where he tracked and hunted down a mountain lion just outside of Denver.

Wolfe joined Tucker Carlson on FOX News on Monday night and spoke out against some of the criticism he’s received from those against hunting and big game hunting. He said to those who think he hired a guide or bought his opportunity to bag the big cat, it’s just not true.

“This wasn’t a paid hunt. I didn’t pay for this hunt,” he said. “It was just something I was interested in doing.”

But since the story went viral, especially with the photo of him holding up the 200-pound animal circulating on social media, Derek Wolfe said he’s faced harassment and is aware of attempts by others to try and get him in trouble with Colorado wildlife officials.

“Going on a legal hunt, doing something legal by the book – they’ve had 200 calls to Colorado Parks and Wildlife trying to turn me in like I did something wrong,” he said.

“I did nothing wrong,” he added. “Everything’s legal.”

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Ken Carman: What is Tony Romo’s Motivation to be Better?

“I hate to go into what other broadcasters are doing for prep work, but now people are noticing.”

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Tony Romo has fallen out of favor among NFL fans. Whereas the early days of his broadcasting career were met with great enthusiasm, now he is more often the subject of criticism and ridicule.

Add Ken Carman to the list of people questioning Romo’s performances of late. On Tuesday morning, the 92.3 The Fan morning show host questioned how much time the CBS analyst is putting into preparing for his game each week.

“I hate to go into what other broadcasters are doing for prep work, but now people are noticing,” Carman said. “I mean Tony Romo is just showing up day of. He’s golfing all week. He’s living the good life. So what’s the motivation there?”

Carman’s partner Anthony Lima was surprised to learn that Romo is nearing the end of his sixth year on CBS. He described the ability to predict that next play as “a nice parlor trick” Romo could do, but it is an act that has worn thin on the audience.

“At first they loved it and then they didn’t like it and then he started getting them wrong,” Lima said.

Ken Carman compared Tony Romo to Cris Collinsworth. He said that the prep time they each put in is evident and their respective approaches could not be more different.

“Now it’s become chic to rip all these announcers, but look at Collinsworth. He has his own ideas. He is actually studying the film like a coach and I appreciate that in Collinsworth.”

Tony Romo will call one more game this season. He and Jim Nantz will be in the CBS booth on Sunday as the Cincinnati Bengals visit Kansas City with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line.

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