Connect with us

Sports Online

Mike Golic Addressed The Ending of His ESPN Radio Run on Pardon My Take

The 45-minute conversation covered the end of his run with ESPN Radio, his relationship with Mike Greenberg, and more.

Published

on

Mike Golic joined Big Cat and PFT Commenter on Pardon My Take for a 45-minute conversation which covered the end of his run with ESPN Radio, the final hour of the show, Golic’s impact on listeners, the end of Mike and Mike, his relationship with Mike Greenberg, and more.

Golic acknowledged during the episode that the ending of his run in mornings was more bitter than sweet since the choice wasn’t his call. He said he wished he was still doing the show, and hopes to do mornings again, reminding the PMT crew that he’s not retired and plans to keep working.

When the conversation switched to his relationship with Greenberg, Golic confirmed the way Mike & Mike ended created a strain for the former morning show teammates. Then once Greeny started hosting ‘Get Up‘ and Golic began teaming with Trey Wingo, it made it harder to stay in touch. He mentioned that when they run into each other at events they’ll be cordial, but they don’t stay in touch and it’s a shame.

The part that bothered Golic most about the ending of the morning show was the lack of transparency from ESPN management. He confirmed that he learned of the show ending thru a media report, and he let the key decision makers know he wasn’t happy since he’s always tried to handle business privately rather than publicly. Regardless of how it went down, Golic said he understands that shows don’t last forever, and it doesn’t do any good to sit around and complain. He then asked management to let him return to working on college football games and is excited to do it if a season does indeed take place.

The interview also included Golic’s advice to Big Cat and PFT on how to create a sustainable professional relationship, how he’d have advised his kids to proceed with playing college football if they were in school right now, how his son Mike Jr. has handled criticism from people saying he got his shot at ESPN because of his dad, adjusting from teaming with Greeny to working with Trey, the challenges to keeping weight off, and more.

To hear the full episode click here.

Sports Online

Dave Portnoy Tells Business Insider CEO He Is ‘Piece Of S*** Coward’

“Despite objections from the moderator, Dave Portnoy got out his entire question before his mic was muted.”

Published

on

Dave Portnoy is not going to move on from his hate of Business Insider. The Barstool founder joined a Twitter Spaces session on Thursday night where the public had a chance to talk to Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget.

The event was hosted by the New York Times. Blodget was part of a panel discussing issues facing the business community.

“So yeah, I saw that piece of shit Henry Blodget’s on there,” Portnoy said when his mic went live. “My first question’s why would a piece of shit who’s been banned by the SEC from talking about stocks be on there. My second question is hey Henry, you f***ing coward, you know everything you wrote about me was bullshit. Why don’t you ever sit down with me you f***ing piece of shit coward. That’s my question.”

Despite objections from the moderator, Dave Portnoy got out his entire question before his mic was muted. No answer came. The moderator apologized to Blodget and ended the event.

The accusations of Blodget being banned by the SEC from discussing financial advice are true. Portnoy was referncing fraud charges that Blodget settled in 2003 when he was a Wall Street analyst.

Business Insider has ran a salacious piece about Portnoy’s sex life in November. It included accusations of misconduct from three women that claimed consensual sexual encounters with Portnoy took a dark turn without their consent.

Dave Portnoy has maintained the story is not true. He has also threatened to sue Blodget, Business Insider and the story’s author Julia Black.

Continue Reading

Sports Online

Mile High Sports Acquires Colorado Preps

“Mile High Sports adds Colorado Preps to a portfolio that includes a radio brand broadcasting on 98.1 FM and 107.5 FM HD-3 in Denver, a magazine, and MileHighSports.com.”

Published

on

Mile High Sports has acquired the Colorado Preps brand, including ColoradoPreps.com and the company’s radio and podcast networks. The deal is effective immediately.

“I am proud of what we’ve accomplished through 19 years of the Colorado Preps Network and very excited about the future with Mile High Sports,” said Kevin Shaffer, owner and founder of Colorado Preps. “The MHS crew is poised to bring additional and expanded coverage to high school sports across the state and we’re honored to stay involved with the network and help its growth.”

He will remain on the staff and continue hosting and producing radio and digital shows.

“With the elimination of the Rocky Mountain News, and shrinking budgets across most news outlets, local high school sports coverage has often and unfortunately become the casualty,” said Mile High Sports Editor-in-Chief Doug Ottewill. “But there will always be kids playing sports and parents wanting to read about those kids playing sports. I think ColoradoPreps.com fills a need and a niche that will never go away, no matter what’s happening on the bigger sports landscape in Colorado.”

Mile High Sports adds Colorado Preps to a portfolio that includes a radio brand broadcasting on 98.1 FM and 107.5 FM HD-3 in Denver, a magazine, and MileHighSports.com.

Continue Reading

Sports Online

Barstool Sports To Eliminate Some Podcasts

“We almost created a model where we started with all the resources, we didn’t start with the idea or the people and as a result, we have a lot of things that weren’t necessarily going in the right places.”

Published

on

Barstool Sports is doing some internal re-organizing. As a result, some shows are being cancelled.

Talking on her podcast Token CEO, Barstool Sports CEO Erika Nardini said the company has looked under the hood the past few months and are trying to clean things up.

Nardini also stated that the company’s spending needs to be reined in. She feels like too much has been invested in content that hasn’t been delivered, and creative freedom has become more of a curse than a blessing.

“We almost created a model where we started with all the resources, we didn’t start with the idea or the people and as a result, we have a lot of things that weren’t necessarily going in the right places,” she said.

In the podcast space, Barstool has 94 different offerings to choose from. Nardini said it’s just become too much, and they’re going to have to scale things back.

“No company of our size should have 94 shows,” she said. “What was my mistake and our mistake? We treated all 94 shows equal.”

Nardini realizes that means tough decisions are going to have to be made. Good, talented people will either have to move on or their jobs will be re-purposed.

“I’m bummed that it impacts people’s jobs,” she said. “I think that is a really, really serious thing when a role gets impacted and things change. You have to take that with a little bit of a heavy heart.”

Erika didn’t specify which shows, in particular, would be getting the ax, but it’s believed that the show Podfathers will be among them.

Show co-hosts Michael McCarthy aka “Large” and Justin Clemenza aka “Clem” took to Twitter and to the Barstool blog to announce the parenting podcast was no more.

Jordan Demcher aka “Jordie” tweeted a couple of thoughts on the situation but then clarified his podcast would carry on.

Keep your eyes on social media over the next few days for more details on this situation from Barstool’s personalities.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement

Trending

Copyright © 2021 Barrett Media.