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Mike Greenberg: ‘Twitter Sucks Now’

“They’ve taken a good thing and made it terrible!”

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Twitter has rolled out some changes recently which have switched up the user experience. Among the changes are dedicated timelines for seeing what your followers are tweeting and seeing tweets tailored to your interests.

ESPN host Mike Greenberg is not a fan of these changes.

“What is going on? When did this happen and why? Why?!?” Greenberg said Wednesday on Greeny. “They’ve taken a good thing and made it terrible!”

Greeny said he was particularly put off by the fact that he was suddenly seeing tweets from random accounts on subjects he had no interest in.

“We live in a country where you cannot get two people to agree on anything. Anything! You can’t agree on anything,” he said. “But is there anyone who doesn’t think Twitter has become much worse in the last two weeks?”

“Why would we change something and make it something that everyone thinks is worse?” Greenberg continued. “Like I don’t understand this!”

Greeny did say he recognizes that he’s not that technologically savvy, but still, recent updates to Twitter has made using the platform unbearable.

“That does not change the fact that Twitter sucks now, and it used to be good,” he said.

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FCC Proposes $504K Fine On FOX Sports For NFL Radio Promo

“According to the FCC, FOX self-reported the spot in an email to the organization.”

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Broadcasters are not allowed to use the Emergency Alert System tones for anything that is not associated with the system. FOX is learning that the hard way as the FCC has taken exception to a promo for FOX’s NFL coverage that aired on FOX Sports Radio stations, including the network’s SiriusXM channel.

The FCC is proposing a fine of $504,000 on the network. It published the notice of apparent liability and forfeiture on Tuesday.

The promotion in question is a spot that was made from a television commercial promoting the NFL on FOX. The EAS tones only appear in the radio version of the ad, which aired in November of 2021.

That violates an internal FOX policy that “forbids using EAS tones in promotions and on-air segments, with no nexus to an actual emergency or system test.” Still, the FCC claims the audio would have gone through post-production checks and been approved before airing.

According to the FCC, FOX self-reported the spot in an email to the organization. Still, it doesn’t seem like that is buying the network much goodwill. Self-reporting a violation of the EAS tones is mandatory.

In its notice of apparent liability and forfeiture, the FCC proposes that FOX pay  $144,000 for the promo running on 18 Fox-owned TV stations, and another $360,000 for broadcasting the promo on over 190 Fox-affiliated TV stations, the Fox Sports Radio network, and the Fox Sports SiriusXM channel.

Radio Ink reached out to FOX for comment. Representatives for the network did not respond.

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Nick Wright Gave Parkins & Spiegel Dan Patrick’s Marconi Award

“Now, if Dan hears this and gets bothered by it, you’re gonna have to send it back, but I think we’re gonna be fine.”

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In October of last year, WEEI’s Greg Hill won the Marconi Award for Major Market Personality of the Year. In the process, he defeated Parkins & Spiegel of 670 The Score. FS1’s Nick Wright believed the Chicago show — hosted by one of his best friends, Danny Parkins — deserved to win the award, and made sure they received some recognition.

During an appearance on Parkins & Spiegel Tuesday, Wright informed the audience that he secured a trophy from the event for his friend.

“You guys were supposed to win that Marconi,” said Wright. “I got my hands on a physical Marconi Award — who cares who’s name is on it, I got it — it’s from this year’s awards, and I sent it to you. Because you guys deserved it. So you guys, at least from a hardware perspective, have a Marconi.”

“We have Dan Patrick’s Marconi,” Danny Parkins admitted.

“You do,” replied Wright. “You have the best national radio show Marconi. He sent it to me, and I sent it to you. Listen, the fact of the matter is, had I gotten to the stage in time to accept the award on his behalf, I would have just given it to you. I didn’t get there in time. Some executive got up there, got it, sent it to Dan, he sent it to me, and I sent it to you. Now, if Dan hears this and gets bothered by it, you’re gonna have to send it back, but I think we’re gonna be fine.”

Parkins then said he could say he was nominated for a Marconi and he had a Marconi, he just didn’t win a Marconi.

“It is 100% true to say that from the 2022 Marconi Awards, that you were nominated, and it is also true to say that you have a Marconi Award for Radio Show of the Year. It’s true,” Wright concluded.

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Marcellus Wiley: Shannon Sharpe Was Trying to Go Viral At Any Cost

“We are grown men with lots of commas on our checks. Why are you acting like this and broadcasting this to the world?”

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Shannon Sharpe caused an on-court fracas over the weekend after getting into a shouting match with Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks. The video of the altercation went viral, and that’s exactly what Sharpe wanted, according to Marcellus Wiley.

During an appearance on The Dan Patrick Show Tuesday, Wiley — a former colleague of Sharpe’s at FOX Sports — claimed the Pro Football Hall of Famer was in the wrong for his actions and believed there was an ulterior motive at play.

“It was dead wrong,” Wiley said. “It just seemed like a traveling circus. We have this element in media now where we’re trying to go viral at any cost, and it just felt like it was one of those moments that was lacking authenticity and it just seemed like it was thirsting for attention.”

The More to It podcast host then joked about what a fight between Sharpe and Brooks would have looked like, before ultimately noting that an altercation with Grizzlies center Steven Adams would not have gone well for Sharpe.

Wiley also pondered the emotional maturity of not only Sharpe but all the players involved in the incident as well.

“We are grown men with lots of commas on our checks. Why are you acting like this and broadcasting this to the world?”

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