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Kyle Brandt’s Tweet Draws Criticism, Debate From Media

“The debate will continue on social media for the foreseeable future.”

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On Monday morning, the Miami Marlins’ home opener that was supposed to take place tonight was cancelled as a COVID-19 outbreak has taken place inside the organization according to Jeff Passan and Jesse Rogers of ESPN. The Yankees-Phillies Monday night game was also postponed, as first reported by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic

https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/status/1287736207120781316

With this story taking center stage, it has caused many to question if college football or the NFL can take place safely without a bubble this fall. Some are skeptical that a full year can finish without it and that has caused others in the media to be upset that they perceive people want the season to fail. 

Check out this tweet from Kyle Brandt, who is one of the hosts of Good Morning Football every weekday on NFL Network. Brandt was not sure why some people, in his mind, root for the sport to fail when many depend on games to make a living in this industry.

https://twitter.com/KyleBrandt/status/1287756656663769090

This tweet has caused a bunch of reaction from Brandt’s colleagues in sports media. Mike Golic Jr. from Golic & Wingounderstood Brandt’s response, but made it clear no one wants the virus to win.

https://twitter.com/mikegolicjr/status/1287758699352793089

Peter Burns, who covers college football for the SEC Network, emphasized that the Marlins news does have to at least bring up the questions about how football is going to play on this fall: 

https://twitter.com/PeterBurnsESPN/status/1287763535263563778

One other important thing to note as Off the Ball Sports NFL analyst Cian Fahey questioned Brandt’s motives for the tweet.

https://twitter.com/Cianaf/status/1287767737557823488

Of course, there are writers such as Greg Bedard of Boston Sports Journal that said while Kyle is great on Good Morning Football, he did mention it is the journalist’s duty to seek truth and took a slight shot at Brandt:  

https://twitter.com/GregABedard/status/1287773490851053568

A couple of NFL writers replied to Brandt’s tweet, including Ralph Vacchiano. The NFL insider over at SNY said his tweet was offensive and completely wrong. Plus, Calvin Watkins of The Dallas Morning News mentioned it is a reporter’s job to talk about what they see.

https://twitter.com/RVacchianoSNY/status/1287766653690875906
https://twitter.com/calvinwatkins/status/1287768353424183297

Of course, there are some who do believe the NFL will be in much better shape to control COVID-19 compared to Major League Baseball. Colin Cowherd took to Twitter on Monday and wrote to the “doomsday sports media” that the NFL is going to play and restrictions will help.

https://twitter.com/ColinCowherd/status/1287767512688373760

It is an issue that will continue to be talked about as the USA continues to try to contain COVID-19. It is clear the division is there and as former NFL player Ross Tucker put it, it depends on how people are from a positive/negative standpoint in terms of how they look at the latest news.

https://twitter.com/RossTuckerNFL/status/1287759997523435523

The debate will continue on social media for the foreseeable future. However, it is safe to say that the NFL and college football are under the microscope now as MLB had its outbreak just 4 days into the start of their season.  

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Stugotz: ‘Sean McDonough Hates The Aaron Judge Cut-Ins’

“If you look at the numbers, if you look at the interest, if you look at the revenue that it generates for the networks, it makes more sense to have an Aaron Judge at-bat interrupted by an Iowa State field goal attempt than it does the other way around.”

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College football fans are not being shy with how they feel about Aaron Judge. Whether it is private conversations or social media posts, people are making their disdain for the cut-ins to college football games on ESPN networks when the Yankee slugger comes to bat known. On Monday morning, Stugotz added that it isn’t just fans that are unhappy.

The Dan Le Batard Show discussed the second straight week of cut-ins on Monday morning. Stugotz pointed out that one of ESPN’s primary college football voices sounds just as annoyed as fans are.

“Sean McDonough hates the toss to Aaron Judge,” he said. Hates it!”

Last week, ESPN and ABC cut into games when Judge was sitting on 60 home runs. This week, he was sitting on 61. A 62nd home run would be the most in American League history.

Stugotz added that has to be part of McDonough’s frustration.

“In his defense, what are we cutting in for? I have no idea if [Aaron Judge] is breaking a record, what record he’s breaking, if he’s clean. I have no idea!”

Producer Mike Ryan Ruiz said the fact that Judge is yet to deliver is making the cut-ins more frustrating for fans.

“I think what hurts the whole thing is that Aaron Judge has been terrible during these cut-ins,” Ruiz said. “He’s been God awful during these cut-ins. I haven’t seen a single home runs during one of these cut-ins. There was genuine fury at a watch party I was at. Fury! At Aaron Judge.”

A popular criticism of ESPN has been that this kind of attention would not be paid to Aaron Judge if he was chasing a mark that wasn’t the home run record if he played anywhere other than New York. According to Ryan, the mistake is bigger than that. Why would regular season baseball ever interrupt college football?

“If you look at the numbers, if you look at the interest, if you look at the revenue that it generates for the networks, it makes more sense to have an Aaron Judge at-bat interrupted by an Iowa State field goal attempt than it does the other way around.”

There are four games left in Major League Baseball’s regular season. You can bet college football fans will make plenty of signs for College GameDay if Judge cannot hit number 62 before the playoffs start.

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Terry Bradshaw Is Cancer Free

Bradshaw’s candor comes after struggling through a sentence during the September 25th edition of the show, in which Howie Long helped finish his sentence.

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During FOX NFL Sunday, Terry Bradshaw revealed he was diagnosed with two different forms of cancer in the last year.

However, after surgeries and treatments, Bradshaw said he is now cancer free.

The Pro Football Hall of Famer said he was diagnosed with bladder cancer in November of last year and surgery and treatments removed the cancer. Then, in March of this year, a tumor was found on the left-side of his neck. Bradshaw called it a “Merkel cell tumor”, which he had removed.

Bradshaw’s candor comes after struggling through a sentence during the September 25th edition of the show, in which Howie Long helped finish his sentence.

The 74-year-old has worked on FOX NFL Sunday since its inception in 1994. He will be inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame later this year.

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Scott Van Pelt’s ‘Bad Beats’ Becoming 30-Minute Monthly Show

Van Pelt, alongside “Stanford Steve” Coughlin, recaps the toughest losses suffered by sports gamblers with unconventional final moments and unexpected outcomes as it pertains to the over/under or point spread.

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The popular “Bad Beats” segment from SportsCenter with Scott Van Pelt is being turned into a monthly half-hour show on ESPN.

Van Pelt, alongside “Stanford Steve” Coughlin, recaps the toughest losses suffered by sports gamblers with unconventional final moments and unexpected outcomes as it pertains to the over/under or point spread, otherwise known as a “bad beat”. Generally, the segment lasts around 5-10 minutes. ESPN will repurpose the content from the show to package it into a half-hour edition.

The new monthly show debuted yesterday at 5:30 PM ET on ESPN.

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