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Bram Weinstein Exits ESPN

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Montgomery County product Bram Weinstein has parted ways with ESPN after a seven-year stint at the cable news giant.

“I am not able to discuss my departure from ESPN other than to say it was a fabulous seven years and I decided it was time to go in a different direction,” said Weinstein. “They made an offer [for me] to stay but I was ready for a new adventure.”

Weinstein, 42, joined ESPN in May 2008 as an anchor for ESPNEWS where he provided extensive highlights along with in-depth analysis, breaking news and press conferences for a national television audience.

During his tenure at ESPN, Weinstein also anchored the network’s flagship program, SportsCenter, and became a regular fixture among viewers.

Prior to his stint at ESPN, Weinstein worked at Redskins Radio where he served as a host and reporter from 2006 to 2008. The Silver Spring native hosted his own sports talk show and was a sports reporter with Rockville-based WTEM-AM from 1999 to 2006.

Weinstein was also once Sports Director for the now-defunct “Cable News 21” nightly news program where he covered Montgomery County high school sports.

In 2002, Weinstein, a Springbrook graduate, was honored by the Washington, D.C., Achievement in Radio Awards as Best Sports Reporter for his coverage on Sportstalk 980.

Weinstein, who graduated from American University in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism, denied speculation that he would land at WJLA-TV 7 when Sports Director Tim Brant steps down after the May ratings sweeps period.

“I am not in line for the WJLA job, haven’t spoken to anyone there,” said Weinstein. “As for my next move, I’m weighing options now and hopefully will be able to say something about that in the not too distant future.”

Credit to the Montgomery County Sentinel who originally published this article

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Warriors Fans Throw Objects At Charles Barkley On Inside the NBA Set

“Barkley yelled back at the crowd but never actually left the set.”

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Charles Barkley is no stranger to being the object of fans’ ire. The cities of San Antonio and Cleveland have a history of being the butt of the Round Mound of Rebound’s jokes. Thursday night in San Francisco, fans of the Warriors took things to a different level, throwing objects at Barkley on the Inside the NBA set.

The TNT studio show was broadcasting live from outside the Chase Center. The crowd chanted “Chuck, you suck!” at Barkley before the game. After Golden State clinched a birth in the NBA Finals, things got physical.

Fans threw things at the set, including a rolled-up t-shirt, which hit Charles Barkley in the back of the head. That resulted in Barkley leaving his seat and bowing up to the audience.

“Come on Chuck!” Ernie Johnson pleaded as Kenny Smith repeatedly said “Sit down Chuck.”

Barkley yelled back at the crowd but never actually left the set.

Now that the Western Conference Finals are over, TNT’s NBA schedule has concluded. That doesn’t mean Charles Barkley won’t return to San Francisco for the NBA Finals, but it is highly unlikely given the reception he has received there.

Barkley spent most of the postseason telling Golden State fans they were annoying and need to shut up and saying the city of San Francisco has “dirty ass streets”.

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Jon Miller To Call MLB Sunday Leadoff Game On Peacock

“According to a press release, Jason Benetti has a scheduling conflict.”

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Legendary play-by-play man Jon Miller will be returning to the national broadcast booth on Sunday. He will call the San Francisco Giants vs. Cincinnati Reds game for Peacock. He’ll be joined in the booth by Barry Larkin and Shawn Estes.

According to a press release, Jason Benetti has a scheduling conflict. Benetti, the regular play-by-play voice of Peacock’s MLB Sunday Leadoff, is also the television voice of the Chicago White Sox. NBC Sports Chicago has prioritized this weekend’s series between the White Sox and Cubs, making Benetti unavailable to the national broadcast.

Miller has been calling Giants games since 1997 and previously shared the Sunday Night Baseball booth on ESPN with hall of famer Joe Morgan.

The broadcast, called MLB Sunday Leadoff, will begin at 11 a.m. with pregame coverage hosted by Ahmed Fareed. The game broadcast begins at 11:30 a.m.

The game will take place in an exclusive two-hour broadcast window prior to the start of the rest of the league’s day of games.

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Amazon Eyeing Pat McAfee For Thursday Night Football Megacast

“No deal is done yet. A source tells McCarthy that it hinges on McAfee’s very busy schedule, but a Megacast is appealing to the former punter.’

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First it was the Mannings. Now it’s McAfee. Michael McCarthy of Front Office Sports reports that Pat McAfee could be at the center of an alternate broadcast of Thursday Night Football on Amazon in the 2022 season.

No deal is done yet. A source tells McCarthy that it hinges on McAfee’s very busy schedule, but a Megacast is appealing to the former punter.

Rumors of Amazon’s interest in McAfee began to bubble up last month. While he never directly addressed them, he did make mention on his show that he was “up to something” and insinuated that Amazon wasn’t the only company he was talking to.

McAfee has said on his show in the past that he wants to be part of an NFL broadcast. However, he is firm in that it would not be in the broadcast booth.

“I can’t call games. Not yet,” McAfee said on a show in February. “Have to be done with this show to call games. Because that’s like a 3-day, 4-day thing.” 

In addition to his daily show, McAfee is also committed to the WWE. He is on the road for Smackdown every Friday.

There is no word on exactly what a Pat McAfee-centered broadcast would look like. When reports first came out regarding discussions with McAfee, Ryan Glasspiegel of The New York Post reported that moving The Pat McAfee Show to Amazon was on the table. If that happens, it would make sense to use his entire crew on the Thursday Night Football presentation.

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