Following the conclusion of their 10-part docuseries on the ’98 Chicago Bulls last month, ESPN will debut Long Gone Summer featuring Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa this Sunday, June 14 at 8pm CT.
With the 1998 Chicago sports year again on full display, 670 The Score is offering live programming immediately after the film Sunday night, featuring Cubs play-by-play voice Pat Hughes, analyst Ron Coomer and Bruce Levine.
The 30 for 30 film depicts the ’98 home run chase between McGwire and Sosa in a season that helped bring Major League Baseball back to prominence. For Chicago, the summer of ’98 began with the Bulls winning their sixth NBA title and concluded with Sosa slugging 66 homers while leading the Cubs into the postseason.
Hughes was on the radio call for every Cubs game of the ’98 season, and he’ll be on hand to share his memories with The Score’s audience Sunday night at 10pm CT. Hughes will continue to be available throughout the week as 670’s weekday lineup reacts to Long Gone Summer and reminisces about the ’98 season.
Brandon Contes is a former reporter for BSM, now working for Awful Announcing. You can find him on Twitter @BrandonContes or reach him by email at Brandon.Contes@gmail.com.
Howard and Jeremy: Amazon Prime Video Is Best NFL Broadcast
“Fitz (Ryan Fitzpatrick) is good. Andrew Whitworth is good. It’s top to bottom — maybe Tony Gonzalez is the weak link, I mean, he’s fine — but top to bottom it’s a great broadcast.”
Amazon Prime Video and Thursday Night Football received backlash last week for failing to mention a previously perceived concussion by Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa after the third-year signal caller suffered a scary-looking concussion in the first half of a game against the Bengals. WGR morning hosts Howard Simon and Jeremy White discussed the Amazon crew, with White saying he believes it’s the best NFL broadcast on Howard and Jeremy.
“I will say, the Amazon crew is getting criticized for not mentioning the Bills game during halftime. So, that aside, for me it’s the best crew,” White said. “Everything about Amazon’s broadcast is the best one. You and I talked about it last week. It is the recently retired players. It is so much better.
“When they were talking on the pregame — just football points, not Tua points — Richard Sherman they ask him like ‘You’ll be mad if what?’ and he said ‘I’ll be mad — and I’m gonna be talking to you at halftime about it — if the Dolphins, after playing 90 snaps on defense against the Bills, put their corners out on islands and don’t give them safety help. They’re gonna get beat, and I’ll be here to tell you it was a mistake that they’re not helping out their corners’. And sure enough, what happened? They did it and they got burned. He would have come back and talked about it at halftime if the Tua thing didn’t happen.”
He continued by pointing out several of the studio analysts as performing well early in their broadcasting careers.
The pair also discussed the NextGen Stats alternate broadcast Amazon Prime Video produces as a viable way for those interested in learning more about deeper analytics and statistics of football to consume.
Jets Partner With talkSPORT To Air Six Games on Radio in U.K.
The New York Jets and talkSPORT have agreed to broadcast six 2022 Jets regular season football games.
Starting this weekend, fans of the New York Jets in the United Kingdom will have local access to their favorite team.
The New York Jets and talkSPORT have agreed to broadcast six 2022 Jets regular season football games. This will establish talkSPORT as the official UK radio broadcast partner of the Jets. Fans will also have exclusive access to the Jets Touchdown UK Podcast and additional Jets content including player and coach interviews.
“We are so thrilled to extend a radio broadcast of the Jets to our fans in the United Kingdom as we take the next step in utilizing our right to expand this game with the help of the world’s biggest sports radio station,” said New York Jets President Hymie Elhai. “This partnership will allow for so much more than 2022 season coverage as we continue to welcome some of the most passionate fans in the world into our fanbase.”
Colin Cowherd Declares Twitter ‘Loser-ville’ Over Russell Wilson Criticism
“Twitter defended Johnny Manziel at every turn. Baker Mayfield, Cam Newton. The cool guys.”
Colin Cowherd does not make much time for social media and he doesn’t have a lot of respect for the conversation there. He revealed Friday on his FOX Sports Radio show that is particularly true when it comes to Twitter.
“You know who gets ripped on Twitter? Steph Curry. You know what Twitter loves? NFTs and Bitcoin,” he said. “It is loser-ville. People that need to be accepted. Less successful people ripping more successful people. It’s a barnyard musical. You should try it sometime.”
He compared the way polls show most football fans feel about Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson to the absolute drubbing he took on Twitter over his viral ad for Subway. Cowherd said that Twitter tends to side with image over quality.
“Russell Wilson was just voted by adults in America, people with lives, who aren’t concerned with being cool, the most likable player in the NFL,” he said. “Twitter defended Johnny Manziel at every turn. Baker Mayfield, Cam Newton. The cool guys.”
Colin Cowherd added that every moment that makes Twitter cringe becomes his new favorite thing about Russell Wilson. He said that the things social media users bash are the things most Americans find relatable.
“You know who else was on that list? Patrick Mahomes, who has a silly brother,” he said. “Sometimes his brother is out there being silly. We’ve all got a silly sister or silly brother! That’s America. It’s not cool.”
Cowherd closed the segment by declaring that he was going to go to Subway right after the show ended and order Russell Wilson’s “Dangerwich” to show his support.