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Clay Travis Says Media Can’t Create Rival For Patrick Mahomes

“Travis quickly adds that his comparison is not a guarantee that the Chiefs will win the Super Bowl this year”

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Clay Travis paid Patrick Mahomes a huge compliment Tuesday morning during his FOX Sports Radio show, saying the Kansas City quarterback is the NFL version of Michael Jordan, while at the same time criticizing the media for trying to create a rival for Mahomes when none exists.

“Patrick Mahomes is Michael Jordan right now,” Travis said. “Everybody else in the NFL is just the dudes that Michael Jordan beat.”

Travis quickly adds that his comparison is not a guarantee that the Chiefs will win the Super Bowl this year and then calls out the media for trying to manufacture a rival for Mahomes.

“It’s possible that Russell Wilson, who is six years older, or a 43 year old Tom Brady can come out of the NFC and figure out a way to beat him. I feel like what is happening is that the media is trying to come up with a Brady versus Manning rivalry for Mahomes when there is no rival to Patrick Mahomes. We are nowhere near a rival situation. What we have in the NFL today for Mahomes and people around his age is like if you had Tom Brady and Bill Belichick with no Peyton Manning. Right now there is just one dominant dude and he can do things at his age that nobody else can do.”

Travis says that in the future a rival could develop for Mahomes with Joe Burrow and Jared Goff being the leading candidates, but urges the media to simply enjoy Mahomes’ greatness.

“Stop trying to put a rival on the stage with Patrick Mahomes and let’s just let him be there alone and appreciate the fact that he is Michael Jordan,” Travis said.

“We all bought into the hype last night of Patrick Mahomes versus Lamar Jackson and we all saw what happened (a 34-20 Kansas City victory),” Travis continued. “The Mahomes pairing with Andy Reid reminds me of Brady and Belichick. He will be slinging the football at age 35. I’m not sure of the longevity of Lamar Jackson or any of these other quarterbacks (to create a rivalry). I’m not even that confident that some of them will still be playing in five years.”

Travis says that while he understands the media’s need to create a rivalry that they are taking it too far.

“Look I get it. Conflict sells. Every time we have a story on my website that features conflict, people click like crazy. Brady versus Manning sells. Roger Federer versus Rafael Nadal sells or Phil versus Tiger. Everybody wants to create a man versus man conflict because then you pick a side. It’s great for sports. Whoever you chose to root for told us a little bit about you as a person. You weren’t just rooting for your guy. You were rooting against the other guy. We are trying to artificially create that in the NFL right now ,but Patrick Mahomes is Jordan and nobody else is even remotely close to challenging that throne”  

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Cumulus Announces 790 The Score in Rhode Island is Officially On The Air

In addition to shows like Bet MGM’s The Daily Tip and others like Bet QL Daily, listeners can catch Jim Rome and Amy Lawrence.

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After reporting last week that Kevin McNamara would be the station’s only local host in the programming lineup, 790 The Score in Providence, Rhode Island is officially on the air.

The station, which was last on the air in the market in 2008, has been revived and will serve as the market’s first sports and sports betting station.

“The station features a lineup of expert personalities that deliver unique sports talk and sports betting insights that entertain, inform, and engage,” said Holly Paras, VP and market manager of Cumulus Providence. “We think Providence sports and sports betting fans will love 790 THE SCORE!”

In addition to shows like Bet MGM’s The Daily Tip and others like Bet QL Daily, listeners can catch some of the top national talent on the airwaves throughout the day and night. This includes hosts like Jim Rome and Amy Lawrence.

McNamara will host his show Kevin Mac Sports Hour daily from 5-7 p.m.

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Paul Finebaum Will Make $700K Advance Ahead of Nick Saban-Jimbo Fisher Book

Finebaum will make $700,000 plus royalties for the deep dive into the rivalry between the two SEC head coaches.

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Though there’s still some time before a finished products reaches bookshelves, but ESPN’s Paul Finebaum is reportedly set to get a nice six-figure advance by Penguin Press.

According to John Ourand of Sports Business Journal, Finebaum will make $700,000 plus royalties for the deep dive into the rivalry between the two SEC head coaches.

Back in the spring things came to a head between Alabama’s Nick Saban and Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher, as the two engaged in a verbal spat in separate press conferences over name, image and likeness.

Saban said Fisher and his staff utilized NIL and “bought every player” in the Aggies’ spring 2022 recruiting class.

Things got so heated and drew so many headlines that SEC commissioner Greg Sankey had to step in and try to get the former colleagues to cool it.

Finebaum is teaming up with Alabama beat reporter John Talty to write the book.

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Sports Gambling Podcast Network To Stage 24-Hour Fantasy Football Draft

“The event begins at 3 pm on Tuesday and is dubbed Draft Day 2.0.”

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If you’re serious about Fantasy Football, the Sports Gambling Podcast Network is bringing back a tradition you’ll want to pay attention to. 

For the second year in a row, Ryan Kramer will draft 24 different teams over the course of a 24 hour marathon that will be streamed across multiple video platforms. 

“Fortunately, the analytics research is done so I can focus now on news coming out of the camps to sharpen my views and deliver the well-reasoned selections that people need to get an edge in their drafting,” Kramer said in a press release. “It’s a bit of an audacious undertaking, but the growing phenomenon of Fantasy Football deserves this level of commitment and our SGPN audiences always respond.” 

The event begins at 3 pm on Tuesday and is dubbed “Draft Day 2.0”. All of the content will originate from the Sports Gambling Podcast Network’s studios in Los Angeles. 

The marathon will also be a fundraiser. The network is using GoFundMe to raise funds for a colleague named Darryl injured in a motorcycle accident earlier this year. A portion of proceeds generated from the sale of Sports Gambling Podcast Network branded apperal will also go to the effort. 

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