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Joe Giglio To Defend Gabe Kapler For 16 Hours On WIP

“Giglio will be on-air from 6am – 10pm, co-hosting each show on WIP’s weekday lineup before his own nightly program begins at 6pm.”

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In the last two months, sports radio has featured a lot of brackets, plenty of classic games and remains a spot for fans to reminisce as most sporting events are on hold during the current pandemic. 

94WIP is taking next week to not only look back at past events, but settle some of the most debated topics in Philadelphia sports history. Called “Once and For All Week,” each day will represent a different debate topic on WIP. 

One of the most interesting disputes will come Friday, May 22, when evening host Joe Giglio goes to bat for Gabe Kapler against the entire city of Philadelphia. While finding enough content to entertain listeners can present a challenge for hosts without the support of live sports, the topic of Gabe Kapler is seemingly all Giglio needs. For 16 straight hours, he’ll attempt to defend the former Phillies manager against WIP’s other hosts and listeners. 

Here’s the full list of debates WIP will cover next week:

Monday, May 18th: Is Donovan McNabb underrated or overrated?

Tuesday, May 19th: Who was really the most important player on the ’08 Phillies?

Wednesday, May 20th: Was Sam Hinkie a good general manager for the 76ers?

Thursday, May 21st: Carson Wentz vs. Nick Foles

Friday, May 22nd: Joe Giglio vs. everyone on Gabe Kapler

It’s rare to find an argument that’s so one-sided, where it can be one person against an entire city. But for 16 hours, Giglio will go against seemingly every Philadelphian who couldn’t warm up to the robotic manager during his two-year tenure. Giglio will be on-air from 6am – 10pm, co-hosting each show on WIP’s weekday lineup before his own nightly program begins at 6pm. 

After 16 hours of defending Kapler, the day should culminate with the former Phillies manager phoning in to Giglio’s show, or at least send him some thank you flowers.

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Jim Colony Announces Retirement From Everyday Work at 93.7 The Fan

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One of Pittsburgh’s signature radio voices will be stepping away from everyday reporting and hosting at 93.7 The Fan. Jim Colony announced during Tuesday’s The Fan Morning Show that he’s “retiring, but not retiring” from the air.

Colony, 66, has been a co-host and sports update anchor for the show and was asked to clarify by hosts Colin Dunlap and Chris Mack. Saying he’s “still going to be around,” the veteran broadcaster explained that his wife retired at the end of 2021 and the two decided that they wanted to enjoy life while still able to do so.

“We’ve heard stories about people that save, ‘I don’t wanna spend this money, I don’t wanna take this vacation,’ do stuff while you still can,” Colony said. “Do stuff while you still can do it, in terms of being able to get around. It sounds kind of funny, because we’re not close to that, but it’s going to be a chance for us to do some stuff together.”

Watch the announcement below:

But as he mentioned, Colony isn’t completely stepping away from the radio. This is more of a “semi-retirement.” He’ll work as a fill-in host when regular hosts take time off, still contribute content online, and take part in promotional functions such as golf outings for the station.

Dunlap asked if “radio voice emeritus” was an appropriate title for Colony after his final day on Friday (Jan. 21). But Colony gave himself the grander designation of “legend in residence.” He also wanted to clarify that this was his decision and he wasn’t being forced out by management.

Colony has been a part of 93.7 The Fan since the station launched in 2010, rebranding from a Top 40 format. But as Pittsburgh sports fans know, his career covering the area’s sports teams goes back 30 years to WTAE, which eventually became the now-defunct ESPN Radio 1250. After being dismissed by ESPN 1250, he landed at 93.7 The Fan.

(His overall radio career spans 43 years, including stops in Boston; Spartanburg, South Carolina; Manchester, New Hampshire; and Springfield, Vermont.)

Best wishes to Colony as he moves into retirement. Enjoying the later part of life and getting to do things we can’t while working the everyday grind is the ideal.

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Bickley & Marotta: Cardinals Coach Kliff Kingsbury Has to Go

As Bickley said on the air Tuesday morning, keeping Kingsbury is harder to justify with the coaches likely to be available.

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The Arizona Cardinals finished a troubling late-season collapse by losing their NFL Wild Card playoff game Monday night to the Los Angeles Rams, 34-11.

As could be expected, the disappointing result is prompting plenty of questions and criticism among Arizona fans and media. Dan Bickley and Vince Marotta, hosts of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM’s morning show, led the charge Tuesday morning. In their view, it’s time for Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury to go.

Marotta called the playoff loss “a disgusting end to a promising season.” The Cardinals began the 2021 season with seven consecutive victories. By Week 13, they had a 10-2 record. But following its bye week, Arizona imploded, losing four of their final six games. Most troubling among them was a 30-12 loss to the Detroit Lions, who finished with the second-worst record (3-13-1) in the NFL.

Bickley was even more pointed with his criticism in a piece written for the Arizona Sports 98.7 FM website. The longtime columnist and host points out the pattern of late-season collapses in Kingsbury’s tenure with Arizona. In 2019, the Cardinals finished 2-7. The 2020 season ended with a 3-6 slide. Add this season’s 2-4 collapse and the pattern is apparent.

As Bickley said on the air Tuesday morning, keeping Kingsbury is harder to justify with the coaches likely to be available. He singled out Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles as a good fit for the Cardinals, obviously favoring a coach with a different philosophy than Kingsbury.

Yet the Cardinals have shown improvement during Kingsbury’s three seasons, progressing from a 5-10-1 mark to 11-6 this season. That may be good enough for team owner Michael Bidwell and general manager Steve Keim. According to Bickley, it shouldn’t be. Management should be aggressive, rather than content.

You can listen to Bickley & Marotta each morning, Monday through Friday, on the Arizona Sports 98.7 FM website and app. The show is also available via podcast.

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Peyton Manning Swears Into Hot Mic On Manningcast

“Late in the first quarter, Eli tried to throw it to his older brother to breakdown the play that resulted in the Rams’ first score of the night. It didn’t go as planned.”

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Why do people love the Manningcast on ESPN2? It has a lot to do with Peyton and Eli being their authentic selves on screen. The same goes for their guests. That authenticity has included a few NSFW moments this season and we got another during the first ever Monday night playoff game.

Late in the first quarter, Eli tried to throw it to his older brother to breakdown the play that resulted in the Rams’ first score of the night. It didn’t go as planned.

Kudos to Eli for the simple, but truly funny response of “never mind”!

The Manningcast has made a few headlines for these moments this season. Marshawn Lynch swore multiple times during his Week 7 appearance. More famously, Eli shot the camera the double bird in Week 2.

It is a memorable way to close an undeniably successful first season for ESPN2’s alternate coverage of Monday Night Football. Certainly everyone at the network would love to bring the Manningcast back for 2022. Whether or not Omaha Productions can make that happen will likely depend on just how serious rumors of Peyton Manning’s interest in being a part of owning the Denver Broncos are.

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