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"I do have it on slimed out, but I have so many things and I'm like, I don't think Tesla is good anymore, maybe I don't need long at work. You know, not a lot. I was like, you can't not watch the number three team in the country right now. Like, well, maybe we can not watch Texas. You get rid of our network and save some money. It also cracks me up how on flow hoops sometimes, I don't know if they do this in the big east, but teams will say it's their network, like Towson Sports Network, but on flow hoops. So it's really just flows that they're like branding it their own. Yeah, the biggest does, it's like biggie's digital network or something it's all biggie's branded. Yeah. But it's so awful. I would like things digital network to be somewhere other than flips. They need to have a better argument as a power 5 conference if it was not on flow hoops in my opinion. I also feel like because they've been doing so well this year, like the TV deal is just like not equipped to keep up with the improvement in play. Like this game should be. Like something like crate and dalla, it's top 25 game. It should be on television somewhere, not on a streaming service that costs $30 a month where no one should watch it. Yes. Even FS two, which is obscure. Even that would be exponentially better than. Exactly. Exactly. We're just like extremely on the Fox Sports app. Yeah, that too. Yeah. Sports have hates me, but that's just me problem. Unclear. Well, of course they've got everyone, so. Yeah, exactly. I remember I'll stop my soapbox about flow sports after this, but bail arms all over the game and whatever tournament that was. I think it was like Gulf Coast or something. Yeah, it was like a two point game. 40 seconds left and flows. It's like, nope, we're gonna stop working now. You've got to be kidding me. Fun fact that was like 15 minutes away from where Marilyn and de Paul played. According to so close together, that's funny. I didn't realize that early on though, or also I might have tried to pull double duty, but one tournament was hectic enough. I probably did not have a double duty. Yeah, that's a lot. Tournaments are always well, because it's just like back to back to back. Yeah. Yes. Also Florida really over our conditions. It's gyms. That was very cool. You could be prepared for that tomorrow on earth or stay too. It's always a cold. It's not air conditioned, it's just because it's cold outside and they open the doors too much. But shout out to the Fort Myers tip off because it was its first year of the event and besides the air conditioning, it ran super smoothly. And players were not asked to bring their own hand towels. And there were EMTs on site. And it was not a ballroom. It was an actual gym. So shout out to the Fort Myers tip off. Yes, check it out. Do you need to take that you were supposed to do if you want to host a what was best Walter? All right. I think that's it. But thanks Jen for helping. Yeah, thanks for having me looking forward to seeing you for Princeton Yukon and everyone should tune in. It should be fun. Yes, definitely. Well, that's all for today's episode. Thank you for listening. As always, make sure you rate like and subscribe to the podcast, wherever you're listening to us, also be sure you are subscribed to this essay at her hoops dot com for
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"The gas grill than the medium thing. I know, I know, I felt that the other day when I saw people ripping florio, I was like, oh my God, but my steaks, I think I'm not sure if a steak was as bad as people, I think he had bad lighting, and it made the steak look really gross. I think it was bad lighting on his photo. And people are mean about the food. You think they're mean about my crappy calls of baseball game. You should see him come after some of that food. But everything I saw in your Instagram page looked amazing. So you could find something. You did the pizza in the egg. And you showed that was good. That was good. Yeah. You know, every time I post every time I do a brisket or any beef ribs where it's a long low and slow and it lines up with this crunchy bark inevitably, I'm gonna get somebody who tweets at me. Wow, you burnt the hell out of that. And I just want to pull my hair out. You know, that's what it's supposed to look like. That's the bark from doing the smoke, but we got to get off social media, Jimmy. Yeah. Well, I wish I could, but I can't. I know. I need it for my job. I feel bad though about that article now that you saw it. I figured you would never see that arm. I pulled the tweets from people ripping you. But listen, just as someone who's in this and pays attention, you're not even anywhere near in the top 50 of play by play people who get crapped on on Twitter. So at least that should make it. That was just that was a one off. That was a one off. I hear you. Forgive me for that, please. Okay. I appreciate that. I appreciate coming on and good luck with the new gig as the lead MLB voice for Fox and we'll see what happens with the NFL if you get that number two gig and if not you still get, how do you feel about this as an NFL guy? It does seem like everything shifted towards the AFC. Do you ever think about that with Russell Wilson's there now? And they got all the quarterbacks, NFC's maybe on a little bit of a downslope. You ever think about that or yeah, I mean, I guess if it was okay, are they going to put me on if the AFC was even an option for me? I guess I said think about that, but it is what it is sort of thing. You guys still have Brady and Rogers though. Yeah, yeah. That's exactly. It's cyclical. A few years from now, absolutely. Back the other way. Yeah. Absolutely. All right, Joe, good luck. Like I said, congrats and thanks for coming on. And maybe we'll have you on maybe World Series time when the pressure gets ramped up. Let's do it. I appreciate a man. It's good to talk to you. You too. Take care. Thanks..
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"Turn into a Dodgers. This is the Los Angeles dodges. Let's put the broadcast crew in a nice place, please. Look at the pirates. It's a one off trip. So that's the setting Don trail and I was sitting there just having fun because that's what that's what we do. And I think it's easier to have fun and kind of be like, oh, here we go when you're sitting in that bar. But in any ways, Muncie was up the bat once he's been having a horrible year. Don trell says, hit one to the people. Let's see him get his foot down a hit one to the people. And next swing, he pops it up, huge swing, and he pops out of his company base, and that's when I said he had swung through a person. Okay, I knew that had to be the Internet doesn't give you context, but that makes a lot of sense. That's a great but even that is funny though, the way that I mean, if they would have whoever put that clip up on wherever I saw it, they could have put that whole thing with Don Charles words first, and it's still works. It's something pretty. Yeah. Before I let you go, and I'll remind everyone you can hear Joe doing game Saturday night on Fox 7 p.m. eastern and Philly smith's. In prepping for this podcast, I checked out your Instagram page and I saw that you are a big, big griller. Yeah. So like to me, this is way more fascinating than baseball. Way better. Yeah. You look like you take it very seriously. You know what you're doing, but also it looks like you're really into it. Yeah. I'm kind of a boring dude, Jimmy, where it's like I got my family. I got my job. I don't have a whole lot of time for anything else. Food and restaurants and making my own food is the other little sliver of my time. So I started doing this probably 2000 14 right after we got married in the kids yet. Grilled on my dad grilled on a Weber kettle as I was growing up. So it was always something we did in Michigan or Michigan summer. So I got into it a little bit, converted my Webber kettle into a smoker. You can rig them up to make them into a smoker, started doing that in 14. And it's kind of become my side obsession. I saw an Instagram. You have the big green egg. I do. How about this? The big green egg was a gift from my old college football partner, Brady Quinn. Oh, really? Yeah. You saw me cooking on the Weber kettle and he would say I'm getting you an egg. I'm getting you an egg. I'm sure season ends just right around Christmas and truck pulls up with a big green egg rolled off there. It's a great gift. It sure is, and it's now, it's a great gift, but now I go right into Seinfeld Kirby enthusiasm mode. When I hear that, now this pressure on you, like you can't just, you can't just send a thank you text, like you gotta, I guess the good thing there is that you can just come over and I can cook for them. Okay. Was that like, did you have to reciprocate? How do you top the big green egg if you have to research? What do you do? I think when the gifts that big, you don't reciprocate, 'cause what are you gonna do if you have a bottle of wine? Right. Okay, check a box, you know? Exactly. I think I don't think I did reciprocate. So I think so, tell me what you have in the backyard. Do you have like multiple grills or is it just the big green egg in one gas grill? What do you got? We were sitting around during the pandemic. Everybody's sitting at home 2020 and you know what boom was like home improvement stuff in California, hardscape, outdoor stuff. So we're sitting there looking at a backyard like eh, we don't like it. We're not like it. So let's redo it. So we redid the backyard, put in an outdoor kitchen in California we're so lucky we get this gorgeous weather. So I got the big green egg. I've got a gas grill that I don't really use at times. So it's mostly the big green egg, and any time which this time, there aren't many times, but any time I can, I'm out there kind of forcing myself to slow down and just take in a full day. It just came into my head as you was speaking. Did you see the thing recently? I think it was probably last week, maybe a week ago, with florio from pro football talk, where he tweeted a picture of a steak that he had grilled. And it looked like shit. And people were destroying him on Twitter, and I was reading the comments and I was laughing, but in the comments, people were like mocking him for using a guest grill. And I have a guest grill and I'm like, oh, okay, now I'm an idiot too, because I'm using the guest grill, and you just said, you don't use the ground. So I use, I use my grill a lot, but I wouldn't say I'm a griller and I'm not an expert in, you know, when I saw your Instagram, I was like, okay, I go out there and I'll cook a steak and some sausage and some burgers and whatever. But I use a gas grill and then I felt shame for using the GRAS. Gas grill when I saw the replies to the floor a little bit. You should probably upgrade you. Yeah. I know. I don't want to deal with charcoal and all that stuff. I was going to say if you don't have to pay a bunch of money, you just want the charcoal taste, but if you don't want to deal with the charcoal, then you're not going to get the chocolate. The convenience of the gas grill is plus here in New York, it's a little different. We have like three ideal months for it. I mean, I grill in the winter, but I stand out there with a park in the light and give me like, if you were like going to impress people, like let's say the Fox team was coming over and they were going to make it like, you know, the number two and I fell announcer and you needed to put a meal together. What are you grilling to impress them? I'd probably ask. I like as much as I like food and love trying new restaurants. I have kind of a picky Midwest background where I grew up with not a wide variety. So I was like when people when I'm going over to somebody's house to have they ask me or at least you know what I'm getting into. So try to ask stakes, you know, I like to do stakes on cast iron. That's something I use the gas grill for. I'll put the cast iron into the gas grill, heat up the cast iron that way. All right, so educate me on something, because I'll use the kiss, I am for a steak too, like in the winter. But is there a benefit to doing that? The cast iron on the grill as opposed to a stovetop. It just whatever can get it hotter. You got to get that thing piping hot as hot as you possibly can. So I'll use, I got a guy here in LA just this amazing friend of mine who hooks me up with some great meat. So I get some steaks, do those in the, I'll do the fillets on the cast iron. I'll do like a tomahawk ribeye on the egg. I'll sear that, see the hell out of both sides. Bring it to temperature indirect cast iron back to that. You do a little bit instead of using oil or butter or anything. I like to use a little bit of beef tallow to increase that in. It's basically beef fat in a cup. It's awful. It's so gross, but it works. I grease the pan up that way. Salt and pepper. That's all I do on the beef. And get that nice char on there. And I'm an amateur, man. Really, I'm an amateur guy. It doesn't look like it. It didn't look like it. Another huge controversy that always goes on on the Internet is like, how do you like your steak? I feel like if you don't say medium rare, I like medium and then some of them out. What do you do? Medium ram? Like medium medium. For myself, now when I'm cooking for big group, it's typically a little below that. I try to at least because I think that you're right, you know, to most people steer that way. You should be more ashamed for.
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"Tell me about that. I think that the challenge that came out of it, Jimmy, wasn't as much like, okay, am I ready for this or am I not? I think it was that like you said at 24, 25, 26, whatever the age was when I started doing these events, this was big. I was doing number two college football. I was already starting to fill in for Joe on baseball a little bit. So I'm doing this big time stuff, and it's amazing. But then it was easy to feel like I kind of stagnated because I've gotten to this incredible spot probably before I was supposed to. They took a chance on me. So I think I had to mention kind of coming to terms with the idea of maybe not being the guy like long-term and finally getting repping my mind around that. Well, for somebody who that's always been the goal, I raced to this kind of like B tier of announcers and then it's like, well, what the hell? I feel like I'm banging up against a glass ceiling. So that probably would be the biggest challenge to the whole thing. A challenge that I think I had started to get past and it wasn't as big of a thing when this whole change went down. I asked that question terribly. I think the better way I should have asked it was, did you have any self doubt when you first went to Fox? Because you were young because I would imagine, you know, someone in their 40s who's done minor leagues 20 years, gets in there, like, okay, I deserve this gig. I'm ready to go. I have experience. At 26, because there could be a little of like, oh, am I ready for this? Who do I think I am doing this at 26? So that really was how I should have asked that bad question. Yeah, no, no, no. No, I don't think I had any of that. I think there's always been a little bit of like, I have to, I'm not going to get the benefit of the doubt because I've always kind of been the young guy. Even doing minor league baseball, I was 21, 22 when I started in double-A and it's really young for that level. So I guess I've always had to consider that and I don't want to use the word overcome that because it's like, come on, like you said. We're not doing real hard work. This is in rocket science. I don't know that it overcome anything as much as kind of be conscious of the idea that I'm not going to get the benefit of the doubt. What I think that I think that led to a couple of things. I think it led to one good thing and that was I knew I had to nail the basics, right? I couldn't get facts wrong. I had to be perfect. The negative of that was I had to be perfect. And I didn't, I'd probably, for the first 5 years of my time at Fox and I'm far from perfect now, but I didn't let myself be myself as much as I should have. I didn't have as much fun as I should have on the air. It was probably too uptight and that was because even if it was subconscious, I was trying to, I guess, probably overcome the idea that I didn't have the benefit of the doubt because my age. Yeah. I feel like things have swung and I do feel like in this day and age today and maybe it's because of with social media and all this, I do feel like fans, most fans I should say, not all. Most fans want, there's got to be some levity. There's got to be some fun. Whether it's NFL or MLB, people yearn for something other than just, you know, here's the one oh, it's a curved ball ground ball short. But I feel like fans more than ever want some fun from the telecasts. It's funny you say that. I'm working right now with Don tro Willis on some Dodger games. He's been filling in for orders on some of the road games. And we didn't know how it was going to go, right? Don Charles is not a former Dodger. He hadn't done a ton of games on TV. And I think he'd be the first to tell you he's not a traditional listen. But I think the lesson, everybody loves him, and I think the lesson is a good one for somebody like me who's like, okay, we got to get everything right. Like we got a nail to call and we got up the information. It's got to be perfect. We just got to have fun. People don't give crap out if I have the best stab or the best story. They just want to tune into the game, not worry about the other stuff and enjoy they hope their team wins and then they hope that the people that they're listening to are fun to listen to. So I think that Montreal on the way he's doing the job is a great lesson for me and for all of us. Do you want to help shape the world through advanced technology? Are you passionate about artificial intelligence and data science? Big bear AI is a leader in decision support software. We're seeking developers, product managers, cloud operations experts, and sales and marketing professionals for our growing team. You'll find top notch health and financial benefits and work with highly accomplished peers bringing the power of AI to decision makers everywhere. Apply now at career big bear AI that's careers dot big bear dot AI. 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But we're going to play this call and I just want to know what was going on here. Can we play the call? Please Shelby. On a payoff pitch. He hits one to a person. All right, he hits one to a person. Is that now a Joe Davis signature call? What do we got there? Yeah, right, right. You can expect that game 7 in the world. You're just going to drop that. So it's funny you bring that up now. That was Don trell and I were working together. There's just Dodgers, Phillies. We're not on this trip. COVID stuff with our broadcast. Oh, that's right. Yeah. Doing the game off monitors again. So we're sitting in a closet and el segundo, where the sports center LA studio. Yeah. So how about this last night, Tyler Anderson takes a perfect game into the 6th inning and I'm in this makeshift studio and I'm thinking, I'm about to call the 24th perfect game in major league history from a freaking closet in el segundo, California. That's amazing. They couldn't put in a real studio. They have you in the closet. I mean, it's not like a closet, right? It's a former side.
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"I feel about how the game and the broadcast went. I think this is just me personally. I think there are just certain professions where you are way better off not being on Twitter and play by play person is the top of that list. Yeah. You know, it's funny. This is actually going to be like a negative story, which I don't mean to insult you while you're on my podcast because that would be rude. But in an indirect way, the mean tweets helped me, I remember one day you filled in for Joe, I'm trying to remember how it worked. Joe, it was a baseball playoffs. It was a game in Denver and I don't remember if Joe did the NFL and blew off the post. I think he did the NFL and blew off the postseason game. It was Yankees Astros. I think and you did it. And you did the Yankee ASTRO game and there were people on Twitter saying crushing Joe. And I was able to get an article out of that by like, look at these stupid people ripping Joe, who was doing the football game in Denver when it was actually you. So I don't want to bring up that people who are ripping you, but to me it summed up perfectly what Twitter is. Yes, exactly. I remember you doing and I was like, I remember thinking like, come on, Jimmy. Jimmy, come on, but it's the nature of the beast, right? And yeah, I mean, listen, it was more meant about to show you what Twitter is not a reflection on you. I know. And what it really was was about, I think people had such an irrational dislike of Joe that I never understood. And I thought that's really what it is. The grind of a baseball season and then you incorporate NFL. Do you feel do you ever feel like you're not listen I don't want to compare you to people who are digging ditches or but when you do local baseball, which is most local people there for like a 150 games, a 140 games, then you mix in the Fox baseball, then you're mixing in the Fox NFL. You ever feel like, okay, this is a lot, or you're good with it all. I mean, you are only 34, so there are kind of, of course, where you're tired and but it's so easy to smack yourself and be like, come on, man. You told me there's ten years ago that I'd be doing this that, oh my God, I have to go from doing the Dodger game Thursday to fly into New York for Yankees Red Sox Friday. Oh my God. Come on, snap out of it. So for me, it's so easy to quickly be like, I got it so good. I'm so thankful to be doing exactly what I've always dreamt of doing. Yeah, it gets to be a lot in the way of prep and the way it traveled. But it's pretty easy to get over that quickly. Yeah. Do you know, I don't mean to put you on the spot, but since I have it, I will ask you, do you know what's going on with the number two gig at Fox for the NFL? Has anyone said anything to you? It's between you and Adam Amin. Yeah, I guess he usually knows more than we do. That is true. He's in, man. I don't know. I don't know. I figure we'll know before too long, but I wish I could break something for it. I just don't know. Do you want that gig? Is it important for you to get that gig? Yeah, that would be awesome. We talked about it. I'm drawing that to any kind of numbers in terms of viewership. It's about the bigness of the event for me and those events are big. I would love it. Yeah, that number two role gets a playoff game in a lot of years, so that would be that would be huge. And I guess that analysts like who you'd work with is sort of up in the air because Greg Olsen is going to hold the seat warrant for Brady. So they need a number two guy until Tom retires, so who knows who you could work with if you get that case. You can't write the book yet because there's still chapters to write. And with the ultimate goal B2B, I mean, obviously Kevin burkhart has signed a long-term deal. But is the ultimate goal to be the number one NFL guy, number one baseball guy, and sort of do the Joe buck thing? It's interesting. Let's do the ten years ago thing. Had you asked me ten years ago, I would have said, I and this is just kind of how I am. I will consider myself. I wouldn't set this out loud, but in my head, I was thinking, if I'm not the number one at a network, I've failed. That's always kind of been my goal. And then I get the Dodger job. And that exceeded expectations and how much I've enjoyed it. And it's almost like, as I started to kind of come to terms with, I don't have to be one a, I got a wonderful young family to get three kids who I love and who love me and a wife. I can say the same about, got this Dodger job that spectacular. I'm doing big national events. If I don't get one a, fine. It's almost like I started to come around to that, and then the World Series thing happened. I was like, oh, okay, good deal. This is amazing. I think Kevin's going to be calling the Super Bowl Fox for as long as he wants it. Any of us a lot of course, right? But I'm so happy doing what I'm doing and whatever that may be for football and pair that with getting to do the dream gig a call in the World Series. I don't know. I don't know if that's cop out answer, but I'm just so happy doing what I'm going to be doing here. This is really going to put you on the spot. And if you say I'm not answering that, I won't be offended. I probably shouldn't ask it, but I'll just throw it out. Isn't she working fine? When the news breaks that Tom signs that deal. And Martian said three 75 Fox had not true. Are the fox people texting each other like, do you believe this shit look what's going on right here? Tom, Tom's coming in. I know, I know Aaron was very excited because I sent her an Android attacks and she was all pumped up, but what was the inside Fox reaction to Tom Brady coming to Fox? Yeah, I think it's probably like everybody. It's amazing to me that they kept it as quiet as they did. Nobody had it. That to me is the most underrated part of the story. You hit it on the head. Nothing. Ever stays a secret in this business ever. And the fact that they were able to announce that on that call without anyone breaking it, especially Martian, it was shocking. Yeah, and then it was like, oh, by the way, kind of released too, right? So yeah, to answer your question, I think we were all probably the same as everybody else because we had just as little true information as the rest of the public. So it broke and everybody's like, oh my God, so that explains why this has gone on as long as it has. It's wild to think about, you know, people get to focus on the money. I don't really care about the money. What I find fascinating is he's going to go to Fox, but we don't know when. And I could see Tom playing one year, I could see Tom playing three years. Neither one would surprise me. That's how I felt about it. I don't know. Yeah. Back to you. You know, I mentioned a few times already that you had 34. You've been with Fox those since 2014. So I mean, you really broke in so young, because you broke in so young. I mean, if you're at Fox 2014, 8 years ago, early 20s, do you think it was better to break in that way? It's so young and learn or did a lack of experience. I mean, you did have experience. I know you did a lot of minor league stuff. But was it, did it work out in terms of learning on the job? And this was the way to do it. And so, you know, you hear so many sort of playwrights everybody play people who toil for ten, 12, 15 years. Your experience is so different..
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"Did it go for you with the Dodger fans and LA? I'd prepare myself for it to be like that for it to be the worst I think that was probably realistic thing to prepare for. I think part of it is the team has been amazing since I took over. So I've been delivering the good news and then I've got a great partner in our chaser who kind of took me under his wing and I think validated me and every day validates me by even subtle things just like he puts a stamp on everything I say and he's all her schizer and he's been doing that for from the day I took the job. So I think those two things, Jimmy led to the fans accepting the faster than I had kind of guarded myself to have happen. Now I should mention Joe Fox has a game that's coming weekend on Saturday night, 7 eastern Phillies met, big national game that Joel will be calling with John smoltz. Anything you do different any approach different anything when you go from whatever you were, number two, I guess, up to number one to replace Joe or everything's the same and nothing changes for you in terms of doing the game. Yeah, it's a good question. Good buddy of mine is Wayne randazzo on the Met's radio crew and we texted last night and he said, are you are you extra fired up for this weekend being the first one is kind of the guy and I said, yeah, sure, but I think it's unhealthy to go too far down that path and think like, okay, the guy now. What is this? What does that mean? I don't know. I try not to, yeah, I acknowledge that it's really cool that I'm the guy and that this is the first game John and I have together since that announcement has been made, but it doesn't really change anything. I'm going to be me, the game's going to happen. People are going to watch the game because they care about the game. They don't care about me. They don't care about who's calling it. So I'll just be myself and hope for a fun game to call. Yeah, you won't really feel it, I think, until the world, and maybe the World Series. I may feel that a little bit. Now, Joe, Joe was unfairly bashed for a long time. I think a lot of people came around the last few years and realized Joe is great. And I don't know how much of it is Joe or just the nature of the gig. I think baseball for what you do. I think it's really tough with baseball being such a localized sport now. And then when a national game comes on, fans, the local fans are not usually thrilled with the national announcers just because it's something different than their user. Football is obviously different every game is national. How important is it? How much in terms of you have Phillies mets, this Saturday, every day now leading up to that. Are you trying to get as much Philly's met's content as you can even outside of just the stats and you can go in there easily knowing, okay, Pete Alonso is the slugger, but are you looking for anecdotes and all that leading up to the game? Yeah, well, I think the fact that I see these teams doing the Dodgers every day, like Dodgers just played the Phillies 7 times in a two week span. So that's a great background. I try to also keep up with the teams in the big market teams, the teams, I know I'm going to be covering throughout the year every day read a little something about them. So I'm not picking it up completely cold. But I think you nailed it when you come into a week where, for example, this week, doing the mets in the Phillies, I'm picking up two teams that people follow like it's their job to follow. And that's what makes my job so special is that people are out there caring so much about the teams that they're watching. But I got to be able to not just show up and call the game. Hopefully tell those people something they don't know about these teams that they watch every single day and are experts on. So I read everything I can. I talked to as many people as I can to make it more than just parachuting in and calling the game. Hopefully bring something to the table. I mentioned earlier, 34 years old. You've got the lead MLB gig for Fox. Your resume, though. I mean, you've done it. It seemed like you've already done it all. I mean, you've done MLB NFL college basketball college football. Do you have is there a favorite sport you have to call and to work? Football and basket or football and baseball, I say it's like one a one B depending on which one I'm doing. Basketball's cool. That your court side and you're kind of in it. You get in a good environment. That's cool. But yeah, for me, it's there's something romantic about broadcasting baseball in the historical connection between the medium and the game. That's special to me in the day to day nature of the sport is special, but also football in the build up to the event is amazing too. And I grew up in a football family. My dad is a longtime football coach in Michigan. So football is kind of part of my blood. So those two sports, one a and one B depending on which one I'm doing. And which sport is more difficult of an assignment. I think. I think that probably baseball is the hardest one to be good at. Just because football more than baseball, the action carries you. So as long as you're going to be as long as you got the basics of calling the play and can keep up, that can carry the three hour broadcast, whereas baseball, I don't remember who it is that said it, but for football and for basketball, you spend a week preparing for the game. For baseball, you kind of spend your entire life preparing to call the game. Who knows what's going to come up over the course of a three or four hour broadcast. So I think to be good at baseball to have that wearability factor in baseball. That's probably the most difficult thing. I, you know, it's funny, obviously you're the number one voice for baseball. But it's no secret what football is in this country, obviously. And I had Troy on last season and I was shocked 'cause I asked him about, you know, it was when he was still at Fox and there were rumors about Amazon. And I asked him flat out. You know, if you go to Amazon, your viewership is going to be way less than Sunday at four 25. And he was like, yeah, he's like, that's a factor. And he was honest about that, which I appreciate it was a little surprise about. With you, like you're the number one voice for baseball, but you know even when you're doing the third or fourth NFL game, you're getting so many more viewers. Does that amp you up more? Or you don't think about how many people are watching? Yeah, I don't, I guess I don't put a ton of thought into it, to be honest with you. I mean, there may be some like when I filled in for Joe on with Troy last year, I did one game. There's something to that, but I don't know if it's me thinking, wow, there are millions more people watching this as opposed to, wow, this is the biggest game in the NFL this week. So I think I look at it more that way, just like the bigness of the event as opposed to the bigness of the number. I'm always, I asked this question of every single play by play person that I speak to. What is your relationship with Twitter? Do you check it? Do you not check it? Because I always think it's insane when playback play people tell me they check Twitter. I mean, you're mentions. If you scroll through I'm talking about your mentions. I would say I'm getting better at not. And I think I'm healthier for it. I would like to completely just be off there because I think there's something to be said for how, what is it? So okay, so here's the thing. You get ten tweets, 9 of them are nice, praising you. One of them's bad hating you. The one bad one sticks with you. That's like the way I'm wired at least. That's the one I pay attention to. But even if it's not the case, the 9 good ones, like, who are they and why does that matter? I shouldn't need Twitter to tell me if I did a good job. I know if I was good or if I was crap. So I think I'm doing a better job of not paying attention to that. And I think it'll be important for me to commit to that mindset going into this new gig. Like not letting that define how.
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"You for listening on this week's episode. We have an interview with Joe Davis, who is the new voice of Major League Baseball at Fox taking over for Joe buck. He's in the mix for the number two NFL job at Fox. And I'll tell you a little bit more about the interview with Joe Davis in a second. Just full disclosure here, I just want to be totally honest. The interview with Joe Davis was recorded early Tuesday afternoon before we got news of the unspeakable and unfathomable tragedy school shooting in Texas. So I don't want anyone to think, you know, we were just having this fun interview and talking about grilling, which we did for a while while that was going on. This was recorded before. We got that news. No train of thought segment with sala cotta this week. We're just going to give you the Joe Davis interview. And hopefully, we can get something done here and try to fix whatever problem needs to be fixed. I mean, I think we know the problem that needs to be fixed. But I know that's not why you guys are listening. So we're going to just give you the Joe Davis interview this week. It's a good one. Like I said, Joe takes over for Joe buck. He will call the World Series this year. He's been at Fox. He's been at Fox for a long time, and he's just 34 years old. So it's a really, it was really fun to get to know Joe Davis first time I ever spoke to him. First time I ever interviewed him, really enjoyed it. It seems like a really good guy and we talk about his sort of rise, taking over for Joe, how he thought it all played out. Differences between calling baseball and football and we talked a lot about grilling because if you go to Joe Davis Instagram, he likes to barbecue. So that was a, that's the last like ten minutes of the conversation. Before we get to Joe Davis, just quickly, if you missed any recent episodes, go into the archive, subscribe. And rate and review. If you can last week, we did an all train of thoughts edition with Sal. Two weeks ago, Andrew marchand, three weeks ago, Katie Nolan, four weeks ago, Ryan rosello, if you missed any of those, they're in the archive, subscribe to the pod and like I said, leave a review and we'll read it on a future episode. All right, let's get to Joe Davis from Fox Sports, the new voice of Major League Baseball right here on the SI media podcast. All right, joining me now first time on the SI media podcast and he is a man that we are going to get a lot of these days now that he is the lead voice for Fox on MLB and maybe moving up the ranks and fox's NFL coverage, Joe Davis, Joe, how are you? A good Jimmy, how are you doing? I'm well. Thank you. And congrats on being named Joe buck's replacement is the number one lead baseball voice on Fox. That has to be a huge thrill. Yeah, it really is, man. It honestly is, it sounds cliche, but it's what I dreamt of doing. Had you asked me when I was ten or 12 years old, I would have told you, yeah, I want to call the World Series. So I've been pinching myself ever since I found out. The funny thing about asking you when you were ten or 12 is that it wasn't that long ago for you. I mean, you're just 34 years old as a lead play by Playboy is going to call a World Series, like you said. I mean, that's pretty spectacular. Did you ever imagine it would all come this quick for you? No. I mean, honestly, I thought Joe would do it forever and Joe. It just hard to envision Fox without Joe buck. He's the guy that, you know, I started watching the World Series and the biggest NFL events. He was the guy doing it. So you just, of course, it's what I dreamt of doing and hope that it would happen sooner rather than later, but just had zero expectations that there would be a world where Joe would go somewhere else. It's funny because on this podcast over the last few months when the NFL broadcasting carousel went completely haywire, I've often talked about how it basically all story. Everything that happened, it all started with basically Peyton Manning and ESPN not being able to get him and ESPN wanting to get Romo and then CBS making this crazy offer for Romo. And in a crazy circular way, you're getting this gig in a way because of Peyton Manning and Tony Romo because that's what led to Joe leaving and going to ESPN and then you get to move up. Have you ever thought about how it got to this place? It's crazy, right? They're going to like, they're going to make a 30 for 30 on this whole thing, though. They said they're going to be, I mean, more than like an article. It's going to be a book written on this movie. Yeah. Maybe you can be the guy, Jimmy. It's funny you bring up the patent thing. I guess I hadn't gone that far along the line of logic on that far back. I found out for sure it was happening. I tongue in cheek, toasted Troy Aikman with my buddies that I was with. And I actually was with Kevin burkhart. We found out the same day we were together in Las Vegas doing the PAC 12 tournament when Brad's ager flew out and told us each individually and that night we got a bottle of champagne together and that was the toast. Here's Detroit Aikman, who I kind of looked at without taking a steps further down the road is going to patient zero to the whole trickle down. Yeah, it is. Everything all got started with that Romo contract because the novel is the other people on that money and then but it is funny. You said it perfectly. Whether it's a 30, 30 or a book, it's all going to, it can show how Tony Romo affected that contract with CBS went and so many directions, including yourself. It's amazing too. You know, I mentioned 34. You're going to replace Joe buck, who left for his pen. You also took over for Vince Scully. So I would imagine that experience helps you tremendously in replacing Joe who did baseball on Fox, I think, for 25 years. Yeah. I think so. And I think Jimmy, it's because one way to channel it would be, oh my God, I'm replacing Ben. Oh my God, I'm replacing Joe. But it was really important for me taking the Dodger job to right away, say, look, whether it is or it is an I can't look at it as replacing him. I'm the guy following him because I think if you're looking at it, it's trying to replace him that you're going to fail. And it's the greatest ever to do it. Joe is a legend. So I look at it as a responsibility to be the one to follow Joe just like I did a responsibility to be the one to follow in. And I also look at it as a big part of what makes the gig special for me. How could it not make it special in the doctor job? And then for Joe in particular, he's the guy who I grew up listening to and thinking I'd love to be a little bit like him someday. Take me in my listeners back a little bit because you know I'm here in New York. So obviously I don't have as much of a pulse on what the reaction was like when you did I'm gonna use the word replace just for lack of a better word. When you took over or replaced or when vin retired and obviously pretty much the all time greatest baseball voice, I think everyone agrees with that. I want to know fan reaction where because I could see it where fans were like, okay, vin is of a certain age. We get it. We're not going to be so hard on this new guy here in New York. It might be, well, you know, we don't want anyone doing the games other than this guy and now we're going to give the young guy some grief here. How.
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"Ultimate Fighting Championship or UFC for $4.2 billion. It's bad was that it could recoup the cost by hiking the price of UFC meteorites when its existing deal with Fox Sports expired. After all, UFC fights deliver big ratings for FS1 and Phil much of FS two schedule. But Fox bought when endeavored demanded $300 million more every year to keep the UFC. Fox Sports execs responded by offering just 50 million more. They figured they didn't need to bid high because Disney owned ESPN couldn't stomach the UFC's brutal action. So now, Shapiro's out to get ESPN to embrace the violence. He meets Magnus outside of one of the stadium's exclusive suites. The head inside, and Shapiro gets down to business. ESPN's missing out. UFC is the bedrock of FS1 and FS two for a reason. I'm telling you, we could deliver a lot of ESPN+ subscribers. Magnus perks up. ESPN streaming services two months from launch, and he needs sports that will get people to sign up. How many subscribers? Our best guess estimate is 300,000. UFC fans are super passionate. If ESPN+ has the fights, they'll pay. Interesting. But UFC can do more for ESPN. The average UFC fan is 35 years old. We could deepen ESPN's connection with millennials. Magnus hesitates. Before he can reply, Shapiro cuts in. I know, I know ESPN's part of Disney, Disney's wary of being associated with a UFC, but literally I was about to say yes. Huh? This could be good for ESPN. That's great. Is this because John skipper's gone? He always seemed cool on the UFC. Well, it's partly that, but it's also because our research is showing that people see ESPN and Disney is distinct brands. They don't have the same family friendly expectations of ESPN as they do of Disney. Shapiro grants. With ESPN in play, endeavors got an alternative to Fox. But while Shapiro has been wooing ESPN, fox has its sights on world wrestling entertainment. After its talks with the UFC stalled, Fox decided it needed a backup, so it went after the rights to WWE's show SmackDown. With a weekly audience of nearly 3 million viewers, SmackDown would more than make up for the ratings hit of losing the UFC. With WWE cushioning its ratings, Fox figured it would have the UFC backed into a corner. After all, fox is the only broadcaster that's put an offer on the table. And if the UFC snubs it, it won't be on TV at all. But fox's plan rested on one mistaken assumption. That ESPN wouldn't want the UFC. And before Fox can seal the deal with the WWE, the UFC and ESPN joined forces. Against it. On May 5th, ESPN strikes a deal to bring half of the UFC's fights to ESPN+. But it's also close to a deal to bring the remaining fights to its cable channels. And with UFC heading for the exit, vox can't afford to lose WWE's SmackDown. May 17th, fox offices Manhattan. In a conference room on the 44th floor, Fox chairman Rupert Murdoch is negotiating with Stephanie McMahon, the WWE's chief brand officer, and daughter of WWE, CEO, Vince McMahon. The 87 year old Murdoch peers through his round tortoiseshell glasses at the brunette wrestling executive. Truth is, NBCUniversal was is embarrassed by your product. It thinks wrestling is beneath it. Fox will embrace the WWE. We'll promote SmackDown across all our sports programming every night of the week. And we will create a weekly studio show on FS1. McMahon smiles. The marriage of WWE and Fox feels right. Like the Murdochs, the McMahon family see themselves as rebels, who built media empires despite being looked down upon by most of the industry. That kind of cross promotion is very appealing. We'd need it in writing. Of course. You also should know that while NBCUniversal chose not to renew SmackDown, they retain the right to match any offer of $200 million or less. Then we'll increase our offer from 200 to 205 million. McMahon smiles. That's another $25 million for WWE over the deals 5 year term. By the following evening, Fox and the WWE have a deal. SmackDown and the 2.9 million wrestling fans who watch it every Friday will be coming to fox's broadcast network. But losing the UFC to ESPN is going to hurt FS1 and FS two, and a weekly WWE studio show isn't going to make up for it. In February 2019, the UFC arrives on ESPN+, and half a million mixed martial arts fans sign up for the streaming service. By March, ESPN+ has 2 million subscribers paying $5 a month to access exclusive coverage of Major League Baseball, cricket, the UFC, and more. It's a big enough success to compensate for regulators forcing Disney to sell the Fox regional sports networks, it bought to get its mega deal with Fox across the goal line. But while UFC lifts ESPN+. Its departure is a body blow for FS1 and FS two. In 2019, FS1's ratings plunged 9% to 319,000 viewers, leaving it in third place behind the NBC Sports Network. FS two takes an even bigger hit, losing half its audience. ESPN remains miles in front, with more than 1.7 million viewers. And 2020 is even worse. The COVID pandemic cancels hundreds of sporting events, blasting huge holes in the schedules of every Sports Network. ESPN responds boldly, it moves the entire NBA basketball league into a COVID free bubble inside Disney World to get the games back on air. But the new, smaller Fox, can't make such big ticket moves. And FS1 ends 2020 with its ratings down around another 25%. But while Fox suffers. ESPN+ thrives. It now has more than 17 million subscribers, paying $7 a month. It's not enough to compensate for the $10 a month ESPN loses every time someone cancels their cable or satellite TV subscription. But it is enough to show the original cable Sports Network isn't about to fade away. But even as the threat from Fox Sports recedes. A new challenger to ESPN's title is emerging. It's March 2021, and Amazon's just agreed to pay the NFL $1 billion a year to make Thursday Night Football exclusive to its Prime Video service until 2033. I got to start off with Amazon at this seems like a momentous deal paying a $1 billion a year for those Thursday night rights. How meaningful is this in terms of the overall shift of television to streaming? Well, I think it's a pretty momentous occasion for us. I think it's a little bit similar to other parts in our history where in the late 80s we developed a package for cable television that went to ESPN or quite frankly.
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"When eiger's TV appearances and investor calls finally end. Parker meets him in his office. So, what's happening with skipper? He's admitted to having a drug problem. He came clean because someone he bought cocaine from threatened to extort him. The next day, Iger and skipper talk and agree, there's no option, but for the ESPN president to resign. The sudden exit of ESPN's leader couldn't have come at a worse time. Disney's making its biggest ever acquisition and planning to fold Fox Sports regional networks into ESPN. On top of that, ESPN is about to launch ESPN+. The streaming service that will be Disney's crucial first move against the threat from Netflix, Amazon and Apple. But skippers shocking exit isn't just bad news for Disney. It's also about to scuttle Fox Sports plan to hold on to one of FS1 and FS two's biggest rating draws. The Ultimate Fighting Championship. Lately, I've been having our sponsor of four sigmatic's perform coffee in the morning. It's infused with lion's mane for focus and cordyceps for performance. And my favorite thing about it is that I feel more productive focused energetic, but with none of that jittery feeling. It's also easier on the gut. You can even use it as a pre workout before going to the gym or before going on a hike. Go to four sigmatic dot com slash BW like business wars and use coupon code BW at checkout. This code is only for business wars listeners. You'll save 20% on whatever you want. So go right now to FO UR SIG MAT IC dot com slash BW and use that code BW.
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"June 2017, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. It's the Disney board's annual retreat. The one topic dominating discussions is the accelerating exodus from cable and satellite TV as people switch to streaming services or quit pay TV altogether. It's a trend that's hitting ESPN hard. In 2011, 100 million homes subscribed to pay TV packages that included Disney's Sports Network. Now, ESPN is in less than 87 million homes. It almost all cable networks are on the same downward trajectory. But Disney's 66 year old CEO, bob Iger, got a plan to adapt. He's been running the show at Disney since 2005, and he wants to future proof the company before he retires. But to do that, he needs the board to sign off on what will be a multi-billion dollar play. So far, you've heard about the problem. Now I want to offer a solution. A deliberate and aggressive move into streaming with two new subscription services. ESPN+ and Disney+. We start by launching ESPN+ next year. A board member cuts in. Where launch ESPN+ first? ESPN already has more sports rights than it can air. The content already exists. We can launch ESPN+ with around 10,000 hours of exclusive events, including volleyball tennis and hockey, with Disney+, we have to make new shows and take back rights we've licensed to others. Whereas the tech coming from, I propose we buy bam tech, the streaming company controlled by Major League Baseball. It developed HBO now for Time Warner and we already own a third of it. The board approves Iger's plan. In the weeks that follow, Disney and ESPN move quickly. Iger gives the sports brand 9 months to deliver ESPN+. Disney buys bam tech for $1.6 billion and sets it to work developing the streaming tech that will power ESPN+. Meanwhile, ESPN's technology team takes on the challenge of integrating the ESPN+ service with the brand's existing app, which millions of sports fans already used to access news highlights and ESPN's linear channels. And ESPN programming chief Burke Magnus starts hunting for new sports rights that could convince people to pay $4 and 99 cents a month for ESPN+. But as eiger puts his plan in motion, he gets an unexpected invitation. August 2017, Rupert Murdoch's mansion. Bel Air. On a terrace overlooking acres of rolling vineyards and aid approaches the Fox chairman and his guest, Disney's CEO bob Iger. More wine mister Iger? Iger nods. The aid tops off his and Murdoch's glasses. As the aid heads inside, the 84 year old Murdoch turns to Iger. Technology companies are about to move into our business in a big way. The landscape will change very fast when they do. Netflix's growth surprised everyone. Scale is what matters now. And Fox lacks scale. You'd have had scale if Time Warner except that you take over offer. They still think some technology companies going to swoop down and shower them in money. They're wrong. Right now, Disney is the only media company with scale. Maybe the industry is spreading too much about cord cutting. Streaming services often pay more to carry networks than cable companies. That's because they lack scale and therefore leverage. That will change as they grow their audience. They'll become the new gatekeepers between us and our audiences. Unless media companies achieve scale and build their own platforms, like you're doing. After finishing his wine, Iger leaves Murdoch's mansion wondering if he missed something. He knows Murdoch wouldn't have invited him over just for some industry chit chat. There must be a motive, but why? The next morning, the reason clicks Iger calls Murdoch immediately. Rupert, if I said we're interested in acquiring Fox, or most of it. Would you be open to that? Yes. Are you seriously interested? I'm intrigued, but I need to think it over. But Iger doesn't need to think for long. He knows this is a chance to arm Disney with a massive film TV and other assets. That will help the Magic Kingdom thrive in the streaming wars. In the days that follow, he and Disney's top team draw up a wish list of what they want from Fox. They quickly rule out FS1 FS two and the Fox broadcast network. Antitrust regulators would never let Disney own them as well as ABC and ESPN. But Iger and ESPN president John skipper do want Fox Sports regional networks. These networks would offer ESPN another revenue stream. More content for ESPN+. And give the brand even more leverage in negotiations with pay TV providers and sports rights holders. And Murdoch's eager to get rid of them. He sees fox's regional Sports Network as being on a downward trend because the money they make is rising slower than the cost of the sports rights they depend on. December 13th, 2017, Disney studios, Los Angeles. In a meeting room, CEO bob Iger is prepping for tomorrow's announcement. The Disney is about to buy most of fox's assets. Disney's public relations chief runs him through his schedule. We start with Good Morning America. You'll need to be here by 3 a.m. for that. After that, we have an investor conference call at 5 a.m.. I agree not. At 6 CNBC at 6 20, Bloomberg. Then an investor webcast is going to start at Disney's HR chief Jane Parker enters. Sorry to interrupt. Bob, has John skipper been in touch? No, why? The uneasy look on Parker's face is enough for Iger to know that something bad's happened. Do I need to deal with whatever it is now or can it wait until after the Fox announcement? It's pressing, but it can wait. Iger spends the next 24 hours walking investors, journalists, and politicians through Disney's $78 billion mega deal with Fox. The acquisition will see Disney absorb the 20th Century Fox film studio, cable networks like FX, Fox Sports regional networks, and much more. Murdoch is left with a vastly slimmed down empire, centered around Fox News, Fox Sports, and the Fox broadcast network. 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"Horowitz, the producer who pumped up ESPN twos ratings with opinion powered shows like first take. This is episode 5. Undisputed. June 2015, Los Angeles. In a cramped neighborhood restaurant with red tablecloths, Fox Sports one programming chief Jamie Horowitz, and Fox Sports president Eric shanks, are on the hunt for talent. In the booth with them is Colin cowherd, the 51 year old host of ESPN radio's morning show. Right now, he's a hot property. ESPN and Fox are dangling multi-million dollar deals in front of him. Fox's latest offer is 6 million a year for four years. Cow heard edges forward in his chair. Here's what I know. ESPN feels too safe and comfortable for me. I don't care if I fall flat on my face. I like to be challenged. I like conflict. I like anxiety. And I'm tired of living in Connecticut. Then join us and be in LA. ESPN's already offered to let me do my show from here. What they won't let me do is my own podcast and parts of my radio show. Shanks interjects. We'll give you that ownership will also make you a studio analyst on our NFL pregame show. It's moving from Fox Sports one to the Fox broadcast network this fall. I like the sound of that. Or which looks cowherd in the eyes. You remember how it was when ESPN couldn't find a show for you and I said, no, no, no, let's make a show around Colin. Sure. Well, this will be like that again. Except this time I'm making a whole network around you. I want to build Fox Sports ones, whole daytime lineup around your show. Now, is that a big enough challenge for you? Cowherd extends his right hand across the table. Yes. We got a deal. The arrival of Horowitz and the defection of cowherd. Mark the start of another reinvention for Fox Sports cable networks. This time, as the home of sports opinion. And to mark the new direction, Fox Sports one and two rebrand as FS1 and FS two. Soon after comes the FIFA Women's World Cup, to fox's surprise, the women's soccer tournament is a raiding smash on FS1. The USA Columbia game alone brings 4.7 million viewers. Fox Sports executives see the sky high soccer ratings as proof that if they can get the programming mix just right, FS1 can peel viewers away from ESPN. But Fox now knows beating ESPN is not a slam dunk. When it launched FS1 and FS two in 2013, it thought it could rival ESPN in just three years. Now, it knows victory will take years of chipping away at its monolithic rival. Beginning with the arrival of the herd with Colin cowherd on FS1 in September 2015. Within weeks, cow herds early afternoon show as averaging 52,000 viewers. It's a small hall, but 40% more than FS1 used to get in that time slot, and every game counts. But even as Fox Sports chiseled away at its rival, cracks are forming in the foundations of ESPN's success. After decades of growth, people are cutting the cord with the cable and satellite services that brought ESPN into the nation's homes. And the trend is bad news for media stock prices. Disney weighed on the Dow after the world's largest entertainment company disclosed that sports channel ESPN had lost 7 million subscribers over the past two years. ESPN has historically been one of Disney's biggest profit generators. In 2011, 100 million homes could watch ESPN, and each one paid more than $6 a month for the privilege, whether they watched the Sports Network or not. But now, consumers who don't care about 24/7 sports are downgrading to cheaper cable packages without ESPN. Others are cutting the cord altogether in favor of streaming services like Netflix. ESPN is still the biggest cable channel of all. But news of the subscriber exodus sparks panic among investors. Media stocks enter a tail spin that wipes more than $22 billion off the value of Disney alone. For ESPN, the decline isn't as bad as it appears. Most of the cable cord cutters never watch the Sports Network anyhow, so add sales don't really suffer. On top of that, the fees ESPN charges cable providers are still rising fast enough to compensate for the shrinking number of subscribers. But with subscriber numbers heading south and competition from Fox Sports, pushing up the costs of sports rights and on screen personalities, ESPN needs to cut costs. It drops ESPN2 star Keith olbermann, lays off 300 employees and gives up the rights to NHRA hot rod drag races. There are, however, some costly battles ESPN can not seed. To block Fox from grabbing NBA basketball, ESPN agrees to pay the league 485 million a year, three times more than it paid under the previous deal. But Fox Sports is about to raid the ESPN.
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"TV Titan. ESPN's defenses seem unbreachable. It's got a 25 year head start. It's available in every home with paid TV, and imposes fees on cable companies that other networks can only dream of charging. But as Fox Sports expands its library of sports rights, there's a growing sense inside the company that maybe just maybe they could mount a successful direct strike against the cable TV champion. After all if Fox can't do it, and who can. On the next episode, ESPN embraces debate. The rivals wrestle for the FIFA World Cup and Fox Sports one brings.
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"Spring 2003 it's Saturday morning and in Newport Rhode Island, ESPN programming chief Mark Shapiro and his family strode along the boardwalk. Shapiro's cell phone rings. He steps out of the way the crowds and takes the call. Hello? Marcus George bodenheimer, I need to talk with you about playmakers. Playmakers is Shapiro's latest addition to ESPN's growing library of original programming. It's a drama series about the messed up personal lives of a fictional team of pro football players. Okay, what do you need to discuss? I want to see the scripts for every episode, okay? Sure. I'll get them to you. Also, I have to ask, are you protecting us here? I don't want viewers seeing anything that crosses the line. You know what I mean? I'm all over it, George. Where's all this coming from? My PA sent me a draft script and hold on, let me shut the door. And in the script, there's this guy getting pleasured. George, listen to me. We're not going to show that on screen. Come on, okay? It's a draft script too. Scripps change scenes get cut. Look, I know why this show is bothering you. It's a little edgy for us, but it could really broaden ESPN's appeal beyond core sports fans and deliver great ratings. I'm telling you. All right, I trust you, but please. Be careful with this, okay? I don't want this causing trouble. But playmakers has trouble written all over it. August 2003 is Sunday Night and in his New York City home, NFL commissioner Paul tagliabue kicks back on his sofa, snacks by his side, is ready to join the 9 million households watching tonight's pre season game on ESPN. But then the action cuts to a trailer for ESPN's playmakers, and tagliabue's jar drops. You see their highlights on the field. But on August 26th I'm not sitting now if you're going on the enactment of Cedar place they made when no one is watching. You're gonna kick some butt today, right? We're done. But you did this incredible. I know what you did. Tagliatelle seeds as the trailer offers glimpses of footballers taking drugs and crack dens and fighting in the locker room. He mutes his TV, grabs his phone and calls Disney boss Michael eisner. Paul, how are you? How am I? I'm angry of just seeing the trailer for that playmakers show on ESPN and damn it, I'm disgusted. You tell us where valued partners and then you put something like that on the air? It's fiction, Paul, ESPN is in saying this is how NFL players are in real life. Come on, it's a drama. It's just entertainment. I do not agree. We're the only pro football league around and people are going to look at that show and think that's the NFL. It reflects on us, and I wanted off the air. It's not even on the air yet. Listen, at least watch the show before rushing to judgment. Fine. But from what I've seen already, I'm wondering if ESPN really is the friend we thought it was. Later that month, playmaker's debuts and becomes an instant ratings smash. Every week, more than 2 million households tune in to watch the football drama. It even eclipses the ratings of pardon the interruption, and the late edition of SportsCenter. But as a weeks go by, the storylines only enraged the NFL more and more. On one episode, a cocaine addicted player steals painkillers from a sick child in a hospital. In others, a running back beats up his wife and a gay wide receiver lives in fear of being outed. By the time playmakers first season ends in November, relations between ESPN and the NFL are on the rocks. Bodenheimer is left with a stark choice. Kill playmakers, or risk falling out with the world's biggest sports league. In the end, there's no contest. The NFL justifies the high carriage fees that ESPN charges cable companies, and its live games bring in four times as many viewers as playmakers does. Odenheimer canceled playmakers and moves to repair relations with the NFL. But the bust up is only a minor setback for ESPN's original programming drive. By the end of 2003, Shapiro's strategy is working. After years of falling ratings, sports fans are not just coming back to the network. They're starting to watch ESPN from early evening, all the way to bedtime. But while ESPN's programming refresh is delivering the goods. Fox Sports Net is struggling to marshal its patchwork army of regional TV networks. It's April 2004, and in a large studio on the Fox slot in Los Angeles. Another edition of the best damn sports show period is being taped before studio audience. JC chase and NBA insider Peter busy. So get ready or not. The best damn sports show cats. Since its debut in 2001, the best damn sports show period has become Fox Sports nets defining show, with almost 700,000 homes tuning in. But while the show's getting traction, fox's planned to harness the power of home team loyalties to challenge ESPN. Isn't panning out. The 20 regional cable networks that form Fox sportsnet reach more than 82 million homes and generate revenues of more than a $1 billion a year. But coordinating their programming is near impossible. Each network gives live coverage of local games precedence over national shows. And every show produced at Fox Sports headquarters needs to be cleared by all 20 networks. The programming headaches are compounded by TV ratings agency Nielsen's decision to measure the audience numbers for fox's sports networks individually rather than collectively. That lack of national data leaves Fox Sports Net unable to charge national advertisers, rates as high as those charged by ESPN. But Fox hasn't just confined itself to regional sports and sports programming on its broadcast network. It's also been buying and launching specialist cable sports networks, such as Fox soccer, the motor sport channel speed and the extreme Sports Network fuel. All of this has left Fox Sports a disparate challenger to ESPN. It makes guerrilla strikes at ESPN but can't land a decisive blow on the all powerful sports.
"fox sports" Discussed on Business Wars
"Seen on TV. They became brothers in arms, helping each other to grow. But last fall, Fox Sports united with NBC and Turner broadcasting. To lure NASCAR away from ESPN, with the 6 year deal worth $2.4 billion. ESPN president George bodenheimer enters the tent. He's flown in specially for the final broadcast. He pulls producer rich feinberg aside. Rich, I'd like you to introduce me to the team. I want to thank them for their work. Yeah, okay. Feinberg climbs onto the table and looks at the faces of his soon to be disbanded team. Hey, everyone. I just want your attention for a moment. As you know this races our last and so, oh man, I'm sorry. Sorry, it's just. We've been doing NASCAR for 20 years and cuts me up. This is George bodenheimer. Weinberg gets down from the table with tears streaming down his face. The tears won't be the only thing falling at ESPN. The ratings will be two. ESPN has been losing viewers since 1996, and the launch of NASCAR only accelerates the decline. The first quarter of 2001 sees ESPN's audience plunge. 19% on the previous year. ESPN's research team identifies multiple causes for the decline, including Fox Sports regional networks, and the growing number of channels people can watch. But the biggest problem isn't the competition. It's ESPN's own programming. Viewers tune in for the live games and sports center, but there's little else to keep them watching. Odenheimer decides ESPN needs someone who can deliver shows that will keep viewers fingers off their clickers. For the task, he turns to Mark Shapiro, the 32 year old boss of ESPN classic and tasks him with the reboot of programming across ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN classic. Shapiro decides ESPN needs to focus on creating original shows. His view is that the rights to broadcast sporting events are expensive and can always be lost to competitors. But original programming is way cheaper to make and can never be stolen by rivals. Shapiro starts by expanding ESPN's reliably popular news and highlight show sports center, from 60 to 90 minutes. Then he starts developing new shows, designed to lift ratings. Summer, 2001 ESPN headquarters, Bristol, Connecticut. ESPN vice president of news, Jim Cohen, enters Marc Shapiro's office, and closes the door. He wanted to see me, Mark? Yeah, I want you to put together a new show. It'll run weekday afternoons, and lead into the 6 p.m. SportsCenter. And what's the concept? Two guys yelling at each other about sports. Like buddies debating the game in a sports bar, right? Tony kornheiser should be one of the guys. The Washington Post sports columnist? Yeah. I think he'd be good. His pal on the post, Michael wilburn. He might work too if their chemistry comes across on air. Right, so what's a budget? You don't really have one. You want me to launch a show with no budget? No studio, no staff. How do I do that? Just figure it out, okay? Cohen brings in freelance producer Eric ride home. Ride home's first task is to convince kornheiser and wilburn to front the show. It's summer 2001, an inside a New York restaurant, ride home is having breakfast with corn heiser and Wilbur. The nervously explains the concept. We'd also have a sidebar on the screen all the time telling people what you'll be debating next. And a countdown clock showing how long until the next topic also a bell could ring when it's time for a new topic. You know, ding ding like each topic around in a boxing match. Ride home pauses. Wilburn strokes goatee and nods. He seems interested, but corn heizer is hard to read. Because he's wearing shades indoors. Ride home presses on. We're thinking of calling the show pardon the interruption. One heiser stops eating his eggs. I'm not moving to Bristol, Connecticut. If the show's being shot there, I'm out. No problem. We'll shoot it in D.C.. And for the record, I think this is a stupid idea for a show. Who wants to watch two guys yapping about sports? Wilbur glares at kornheiser. What are you talking about? It's a great idea. Are you nuts? It's a turkey. I give it two, three weeks. No, no, no, no, you're just being a cynic like you always are. It's because I'm a cynic that I see the value in this deal. What the heck are you even talking about? They're going to pay us for two years, but this show won't last three months. Three months? Nah, I know you're full of it. You said three weeks just two seconds ago. Three weeks. Three months, whatever. This show's dead on arrival. Ride a home jumps in. Guys, guys, guys, this is why it's gonna work. You two can't agree on anything. Who wouldn't want to watch that? Corn heiser turns to ride home. But the moment you impose boundaries on us, that chemistry is gone. Who said anything about boundaries, guys? You can debate whatever you want. Talk about the hard stuff, the soft stuff, hell, talk about Britney Spears if you want. Come on. Corn heiser lowers his shades. The seriously, you let us talk about Britney Spears. Yeah. Corn heiser and wilburn look at each other. And smile. Then we're in. But it's still a turkey. But ESPN isn't the only one rethinking its programming. Summer 2001 Fox studio lot, Los Angeles. In a meeting room, Fox Sports executives are debating names for the new flagship show that will be carried by the 20 regional networks that form Fox sportsnet. And they're stumped. Fox Sports chairman David hill sinks into his seat. No, no, no, none of these names work. We need something that captures the show's spirit better. Sports plus comedy plus celebrities. The team knows that there's a lot riding on this. Fox Sports nets current flagship show national sports report is struggling. It was created to be a direct rival to SportsCenter, but failed to beat ESPN at its own game. But instead of methodically examining the data to work out what to do next, like ESPN. Fox is following its instincts. So Fox Sports is returning to hill's original vision of standing apart from the competition by treating sports as entertainment. Its new flagship show will make sports results, commentary, celebrity guests, and comedy sketches. And it'll be co hosted by Tom Arnold from the TV sitcom Roseanne. They're fired up about the concept. All that's missing now is the name. Producer Scott ackerson tries to get the team's creative juices flowing again. Okay, let's take a step back. What we're trying to create is the best damn sports show period. Hill springs forward in his seat. That's it. That's the name of the show. What is? The best damn sports show period. In July 2001, Fox Sports Net's new flagship show debuts. Promising a nightly dose of unpredictable sports fun. It's the new show everyone's been talking about. The best damn sports show variant featuring a comedian. He's a die hard sports fan. And a bunch of X jocks who really know the game with sports comedy. Commentary. Constantly updated s'mores and highlights. What more could you want from a show? Introducing the best damn sports show period. But while Fox bets on the pull power of celebrities and comedy skits, ESPN is banking on two belligerent middle aged newspapermen, and in October 2001, ESPN launches pardon the interruption. Pardon the interruption, but I'm Mike wilbon, and welcome to opening day in this bizarre television experiment. And I'm Tony kornheiser and if we can have a TV show, you can have a TV show. Pardon the interruption is a slam dunk. Within weeks, 350,000 people are tuning in every weekday to watch corn heiser and wilburn butt heads. And many of those viewers stay tuned for SportsCenter right after, and for the live games that air after that. After years of sagging ratings, ESPN's winning back its viewers Mark Shapiro's master plan is working. But his next move will put ESPN on a collision course with its most important partner..
"fox sports" Discussed on Business Wars
"They fail to stop ESPN west, ESPN will start launching regional sports networks, nationwide. Cohen checks in with her sales chief. What's the latest with the cable companies? Are any of them going to carry ESPN west? None so far. Might be a negotiation tactic, you know, refuse to carry it until the last moment to force down the carriage fee, but cable companies are really angry about ESPN's new NFL price hikes. So I don't think any of them want to help ESPN break into regional sports. Cohen's assistant approaches. Getty and Anaheim sports are on the phone. Cohen arches and eyebrow. Anaheim sports is the Disney division that owns the mighty ducks and Anaheim angels. The team settle form the core of ESPN west's programming. Cohen takes the call in her office. Here's kitty. I'm surprised to get a call. Well, I'm surprised I'm making this call, but we want to explore whether we can get the ducks and angels back onto Fox Sports west. Wow, what about ESPN west? We want the best distribution for our team's games and right now with cable providers holding out. I'm not sure if anyone will be able to watch the ducks fall. If we find a solution, maybe weekend forget ESPN west. You interested? Cohen doesn't need to think twice. If Disney's teams return to Fox, ESPN's attempt to expand into regional sports TV will be dead and buried. I am. But we'd want a long-term deal with your teams. That way we know you won't just try resurrecting ESPN west in three years. If the price is right, sure. Two weeks later, Disney announces the ducks and angels are returning to Fox Sports west in a deal worth more than $100 million over ten years. That same day, ESPN pulls the plug on ESPN west. ESPN's retreat leaves Fox Sports with a secure stronghold in cable TV sports. But when it comes to earnings, fox's regional empires no match for ESPN's national networks, and that's because the local teams that fox's regional networks depend on for programming, pocket most of the revenue. A few weeks after ESPN surrenders to Fox Sports in Southern California, ESPN strikes back by grabbing the NHL rights from Fox. But as the NFL season begins, ESPN fears its new first down line is about to replace the glowing puck as the most hated thing in sports. September 27th, 1998, Raven stadium Baltimore. In a production truck packed with computers, sport vision engineers are putting the finishing touches on the public debut of the virtual first down line. For sport vision, the past few months have been torture. Week after week, ESPN producer Jed Drake demanded changes from making the line wobble less to switching its color from red to yellow. They miss the season kick-off and weeks two and three. But now, four weeks into the season, Drake's finally greenlit the first and ten line for tonight's matchup between Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals. As the game starts, ESPN viewers do a double take as they try to figure out if the line is real, or virtual. But as halftime approaches, panic rises in the production truck. JR glow demands, the sport vision engineer who made the line possible, checks the monitor showing what people at home are seeing. Am I being hypersensitive or is the line moving? Drake piers at the screen. You're right. The lines jittering, can you fix it? The quarter's almost over. I'll reboot the system during halftime. But the reboot makes no difference. By the fourth quarter, the line is getting more unstable by the minute, and there's nothing the team can do about it. But the viewers don't care. They love the first down line. It wins universal praise and sport vision soon fixes the coding error behind the wobbling. After seeing the line in action, Fox begs ESPN for permission to use the line in its Super Bowl coverage. ESPN refuses. But the first and ten line isn't all fox once from ESPN. It also wants NASCAR. And when it gets it, it'll leave ESPN. Reeling..
"fox sports" Discussed on CarCast
"And we were commenting. Holy. I smelled my car. I was going shit mess. I was going straight. Go back place. I'm going? I was going straight. This happened earlier in the day during qualifying, not racist. Wow. Got back on it. What was lost? All right, now look, the steering wheel was going straight. The car was going straight. I didn't punch it. I just feathered back on it. It just whipped around because the tires were cold. You were going into that turn. You were on the brakes, which takes all the weight off the rear tires and then when you dipped into that gas again, there was no more not enough traction. But it's going uphill and I was off the brake. Anyway, gravity. I blame gravity. It did not. I was not brimming with confidence. When I get to the race, at least there was no wall anywhere in your site. Yeah. So yeah, the car wasn't damaged. I was humiliated. And but again, I was kind of like, I didn't really do anything. I wasn't really going fast. I wasn't doing anything. And then I just remember going, God. And then that messes with you, because the next time you go out, you're like, all right, I don't know what I did wrong, so is this going to happen again? I did not feel like I was being overly aggressive. Right. So then how do you race when you're trying to be aggressive and that wasn't even aggressive? And I just sailed off the track. Right. And then later after a few conversations and you were like, yeah, we're going faster and more laps. It's getting a little slick and then they were saying, go faster, the arrow will help push the car down. And I can say that. They never said anything about arrow. Oh no, you were saying, well, maybe it just told me to tell you, but they're like, no, you got to go, you gotta follow that car in front of you and as you're going that wing will start to push it down when it starts to feel a little slick. Yeah, well, first off, I couldn't hear anything on my radio. I was saying it. He was saying it to the right hill. You can hear I showed up and they're like, you got a radio in your helmet? I'm like, no, and they're like, oh. Wow. Well, it'd be helpful. Yeah. I'm like, well, no one said anything. And then now what ended up happening is I was, you know, fairly freaked out by the cold tires, but then I figured out once the race gets going. The warm up. And then they did warm up. And then they warmed up and then they were good. And then at the end, they started to go away. Again, and start getting really greasy out there. But it was happening to everybody. Like you were just going into that horseshoe. You were turning your wheel this much at the beginning of the race and then turning it way more at the NRA kept turning it in the car was just going straight and it was really greasy. And then what happened was it was that turn 8 at the end of the back straightaway. You're going a 160 miles an hour, and I was like, with these greasy tires, I'm going straight into the desert. That's all that's all I thought. But I was in third place and the guy in front of me. You know, he's in second place. He knows how to drive. All that guy follow that guy. And those guys weren't lifting. They were just going right around that corner. A 150 miles an hour. And I was just like, okay, here we go. And stuck. And then what first thing I said when I got out of the car is, why was I stuck on this corner with these greasy tires and they're like, oh, era. But I was like, you should have said that. I would have had a little more confidence going into that. Let's talk real quick about the Toyota pro celebrity race. A race we miss going to Adam start a few times. But you ran it as well. I did. 2008. I did. You won? I won it. That's the greatest. It was the greatest day of my life. It was great. It was so cool. I have to preface it with before I got married before I had children. That was the best day of my life. That second. I'm intellectually honest. That was the best. It was so awesome. I mean, in the way that it happened. You know, you put in the time,.
"fox sports" Discussed on Business Wars
"ESPN headquarters. In March, 1987, ESPN emerges victorious from the negotiations. After offering slightly more money and convincing the NFL to go with a network, dedicated to sports, rather than the consortiums, rookie operation. The deal gives ESPN the right to televise 13 games a year for three years and costs $153 million. It also shatters ABC CBS and NBC's long established stranglehold on live NFL games. Fresh from its victory, ESPN offers cable companies a discount on its NFL surcharge. If they sign up before it airs its first NFL game. Some refuse, but as game day approaches, resistance crumbles, and ESPN's revenues jump yet again. Even the cable companies behind the rival bids sign up. And on August 16th, 1987 live NFL comes to ESPN. The NFL's cable debut is a ratings juggernaut. 3.8 million households watched the game, giving ESPN, its biggest rating yet. The NFL on ESPN will soon become the biggest show on cable TV. Period. Three SPN the NFL deal is instant validation. After years of obscure sports, outlandish streams and near death experiences, the 24/7 Sports Network rules the cable TV jungle. Is the most profitable cable network of all. It's got the power to bend cable operators to its will. And it's got the credibility to secure the sports rights, once reserved for the broadcast TV Trinity of ABC, CBS and NBC. ESPN seems invincible. To everyone, everyone that is. Except Rupert Murdoch. On the next episode, Murdoch chev CBS ESPN turns it up to 11. And Mickey Mouse goes fox hunting. From wondery, this is episode one of ESPN versus Fox Sports for business wars. If you like our show, please give us a 5 star rating in a review and be sure to tell your Friends. Follow business wars on Apple podcasts, Spotify, Amazon music, the one re app, or wherever you're listening right now. Listen, ad free by joining one plus. You'll also find some links and offers from our sponsors in the episode notes, supporting them helps us keep offering our shows for free. Another way you can support the show is by filling out a small survey at 1° dot com slash survey and tell us which business stories you'd like to hear. And a quick note about recreations you've been hearing in most cases we can't know exactly what was said those senior dramatizations, but they're based on historical research. Now, if you'd like to read more about the early years of ESPN, we recommend those guys have all the fun by James Andrew Miller and Tom shales. Sports junkies rejoiced by Bill Rasmussen, and every town is a sports town by George bodenheimer. I'm your host David Brown, Tristan Donovan wrote this story. Karen Lowe is our senior producer and editor, edited and produced by Emily frost. Sound designed by Kyle Randall, our producer is Dave Schilling. Our executive producers are Jenny Lauer beckman and marshal Louis, created by arnon Lopez. For wondering..
Arthur Smith: AJ McCarron Is Heartbroken
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Field of Dreams Game Most-Watched MLB Regular Season Game Since 2005
"The field of dreams game we previewed it on thursday's episode but man what a success this was for major league baseball. The yankees white sox played one of the best regular season games that we've seen in a long time and it couldn't have couldn't have written a better script if you were major league. Baseball to two run home runs in the top of the ninth inning for the yankees ultimately turn a seven to four deficit into an eight to seven lead only to be followed off by a walk off home. Run in the bottom half of the ninth inning for a white sox nine two eight victory and oh my gosh just again. Ultimate success for major league baseball. It was actually the most watched regular season major league in the last sixteen years. The ratings came back five point nine million viewers across fox in fox deport days. It was also the most streamed regular season baseball game and fox. Sports is history the top two markets where chicago and new york obviously the cities where the two teams are from next on the list. Saint louis had hartford and kansas city also rounding out the top five markets to
USFL Becomes Latest Spring Football League to Announce Return
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Vanessa Bryant Gives Emotional Speech at Hall of Fame Ceremony
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Sportscaster Joe Buck to Guest Host ‘Jeopardy!’
"A familiar voice to sports fans, is about to become the next guest host on jeopardy. Reports. Joe Buck will emcee the long running game show later this year. The 51 year old play by play Man's been the voice of Fox sports for years and has called several Super Bowls in world Syriza.
Trevor Lawrence Reaffirms His Dedication to Football
"Controversy that broke out this week. I mean, the kind of stuff that when you really think about it could affect opinions. Apparently, Trevor Laurence doesn't have it ship on his shoulder. Now, um, let's think about the absurdity of this for just a moment, Miss all came from a Sports Illustrated article. In which basically I guess if you really wanted to read into it, which A lot of you sure did. Kind of thought that this questioned the overall passion. For Trevor, Laurence and football and I quote It's not like I need this for my life to be okay. I want to do it because I want to be the best I can be. I want to maximize my potential. Who wouldn't want to You kind of wasted if you know. He added. Whenever asked about Maintaining a healthy attitude without finding extra motivation in every actual or perceived slider. Disrespect. Dr Lawrence said. Hard to explain that because I want people to know that I'm a passionate guy and I'm passionate about what I do, and it's really important to me. But Don't have this huge chip on my shoulder. Don't have this huge and ship that everyone's out to get me and I'm not trying to prove everybody wrong. I just don't have that I can't manufacture that. I don't want to. I think that's unhealthy. To a certain extent. Just always thinking that you've got to prove somebody wrong. You've got to doom or you've got to be better. By the way, when I first read that I kind of thought that's a shot of Baker Mayfield. I'm just being honest. That's the first thing that came to mind because what is my man? What a six always have in Cleveland. He got chip on his shoulder. And it might even be manufactured, but he is always He is always going to play up the fact that he's being disrespected
Sportscaster Joe Buck to Guest Host ‘Jeopardy!’
"York Post reporting today that Fox Sports Joe Buck will be a future guest host on jeopardy. As a candidate to be the permanent successor for the late great Alex Trebek. And this means, of course, that one of Buck's competitors for that job is none other than Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
‘Broadband Access Is No Longer A Luxury’: Gov. Greg Abbott Calls On Legislature To Get All Texans Access
"Today to discuss the importance of reliable broadband for education. Business and health care is already named broadband access as an emergency item for the legislative session, saying quote broadband access is no longer a luxury. It's an essential tool for all Texans. I'm Carrie Laki from the Fox Sports Studios in Los Angeles.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic criticizes LeBron James for activist role: 'Do the category that you do'
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Bell wins on Daytona road course for first Cup win
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Source: Mahomes to have surgery to fix turf toe
"Wonder Goes Surgery tomorrow to re player repair a thorn planter plate in his foot. Also known his turf toe. The rehab will be for several months. Rehab for Nick, right will be for several years, perhaps after what happened with the Kansas City Chiefs and Nick right now known as Nick Wrong this week, co host of First things first on Fox Sports one Joins us on the program. Well, refresh my memory. What were you saying about the chief's on Friday going into the Super Bowl? I don't know. If you actually need your memory refreshed and I saw the beginning of yesterday's show. You seem to remember it vividly. Just a day ago, I I have the shocking take that the Chiefs would win. Either shocking take that The best offense in the league over the last three years would continue to function and I was wrong. And, you know, I I understand that this is the first time and you're what is it at this 30.65 year broadcasting career that you've ever had someone having incorrect prediction, so I'm surprised a little bit. At the level you're rebelling and it but yeah, I was wrong. I was wrong. Dan, wait. That sounded snarky. Nick. I You mean snarking? No, no, I wouldn't be snarky. I wouldn't. I would never be snarky when you know a broadcast Hall of Famer leads his show the day after the Super Bowl, Potentially the most listened to view day of your entire year within 18 seconds it calling me when I was called as a third grader. I understand this show does traffic in Pedantic childhood humor. We're just, you know, a few steps above flatulence jokes on this television radio program, But I thought, Nick wrong, you know, you know, so you could have changed Nick to. There's a name that rhymes with. You could have gone for the whole boat there. If you wanted to change my name, mess with my name the leaves your show the day after the Super Bowl. That's fine. That's the DYP broadcasting. You do. Wait where you
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"And Drew Brees agreed to a restructuring of his contract. You're probably thinking, Oh, man, he is coming back when they don't know they restructured his 24 plus million dollar contract down to the veteran's minimum of like a million and change. Why would they do that? Well because he's going to retire. And so that way it opens up that cap space and they've got that available and ready so that they sort of know where they're at. And so that, so that was just a sign an indication that Drew Brees. He's done there already, you know, going through the motions, and it's over. Is anybody surprised that Drew Brees because also, Sean Payton said he expects a for a decision from Drew Brees next week. Anybody all that surprised that Drew Brees is waiting until after the Super Bowl to make his decision on his retirement?
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"Photos of Megan's Fox, sporting a massive ring on her left hand, have many speculating that she might be engaged to her boyfriend. Machine gun, Kelly. Couple were spotted in New York yesterday. Ahead of machine gun Kelly Saturday night Live performances weekend, However, one note Megan Fox and her ex Brian Austin Green aren't officially divorced yet with legal documents showing that they're still in proceedings in Chris, it'll take a while. Yeah,
Michael Strahan tests positive for COVID-19
"A co host of a network morning show is the latest to catch the corona virus no one is saying a sufficiently because of medical privacy concerns but Good Morning America host Michael Strahan has tested positive for coke with nineteen people who are familiar with the situation say the NFL hall of fame member wasn't sacked by the disease from the new coronavirus he's not suffering any severe symptoms they say but they do say that Strahan is self quarantine stray handed some remote work for Fox Sports for Sunday's coverage of the NFC title game what he has been off GMA all week and it is unclear when he will resume work on the ABC morning show I'm Oscar wells Gabriel