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Colin Cowherd: When The Going Gets Tough, Aaron Rodgers Bails

“Normally, it’s wearing a backwards hat to meet the media that causes Cowherd to be this critical of a quarterback, but for Rodgers, it was two picks against the Bucs.”

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If Aaron Rodgers happened to pay any attention to Colin Cowherd Monday afternoon, I hope he wears a backwards hat for the rest of the season.

Last week, Rodgers said he watches Monday Night Football on mute, so it’s unlikely he prioritizes listening to or watching Colin Cowherd’s FOX Sports Radio show. But if he does, he might have caught the ribbing handed to him by Cowherd on Monday. 

Cowherd wasn’t far removed from complimenting the Green Bay Packers Sunday, tweeting “If anyone sees a weakness w the Packers — give me a heads up. I can’t spot one.” Not only did Cowherd later spot a weakness, but he pointed his finger at their two-time MVP, Super Bowl champion quarterback. 

Despite playing at an elite level his first four games this season, it took just one poor effort against Tom Brady for Cowherd to question Rodgers’ leadership skills. 

“Once, twice, three times a year you’ll catch Tom Brady screaming, yelling, and getting after people. That’s called ‘leadership’. That’s what the late Kobe Bryant did, and that’s what LeBron has done. It’s called getting after people. That’s what leadership looks like and it’s not a negative. Or you can have the ‘Aaron Rodgers’ who is passive-aggressive, and rolls his eyes. That’s not leadership,” Cowherd said. “If you want to be ‘cool’, you’ll never be a leader.”

“When the going gets tough, Rodgers bails,” Cowherd added. 

Normally, it’s wearing a backwards hat to meet the media that causes Cowherd to be this critical of a quarterback, but for Rodgers, it was two picks against the Bucs. This time, the FOX Sports Radio noted you can’t be a leader if you want to be cool, but stopped short of his infamous backwards hat pet peeve. If Rodgers is aware of Cowherd’s disapproval, spinning his hat back and leading his team to victory would be a great rebuttal.

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Doug Gottlieb: Nobody Cares About World Cup Once USA’s Eliminated

“I’m sure people in the soccer world are still talking about the World Cup. But zero people I know in real life are talking about the World Cup today.”

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The United States has been eliminated from the 2022 World Cup, and FOX Sports Radio host Doug Gottlieb believes that will return the sport back to its usual place inside the sports media landscape.

“I’m sure people in the soccer world are still talking about the World Cup,” Gottlieb said on his In The Bonus podcast Monday. “But zero people I know in real life are talking about the World Cup today.

“You can tell me how big soccer is in the world — and I’m not gonna dispute it — and you can tell me we’re doing better in the world than we’ve ever done — and I’m not gonna dispute it, it’s fine — but the fact is that as soon as that match was over we went from a couple of hours of soccer guy, or writer guy who’s really a soccer guy at heart, talking about should we change coaches, tactics, players, or whatever, and then it’s over. I don’t know who won and I don’t care.”

Gottlieb later added that soccer has been “the sport of the future” for his entire life, but added that college basketball is going on right now, and it isn’t on the national sports radar, either.

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Jon Marks Working Without At Contract at WIP

WIP is currently in the midst of changes to its lineup due to the upcoming departure of legendary morning host Angelo Cataldi.

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94WIP afternoon host Jon Marks has revealed he is working without a contract.

A report from CrossingBroad.com claims Marks mentioned the development on the air two weeks ago, and Marks confirmed the news when the outlet asked him for comment.

He did not, however, wish to say much more about the situation. WIP is currently in the midst of changes to its lineup due to the upcoming departure of legendary morning host Angelo Cataldi.

In late October, the station announced the current midday show of Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie would replace Cataldi in the mornings. Longtime morning co-host Al Morganti will remain with the station but will no longer be heard in mornings once DeCamara and Ritchie take over. Anchor Rhea Hughes will stay in the morning timeslot.

The station has yet to name a new midday show to replace DeCamara and Ritchie. Marks is currently teamed with former NFL linebacker Ike Reese from 2:00-6:00 PM. The two were paired together in 2017.

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Boomer Esiason Wonders If Joe Buck Was Criticized Before Energetic Monday Night Football Open

“Maybe he was doing that emphatically because somebody criticized him as flat or something.”

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Monday Night Football got off to an energetic start last night, with the usually reserved Joe Buck showcasing an exuberant attitude while discussing the weather and the fact that the calendar has already flipped to December. WFAN morning host Boomer Esiason wondered if there was an ulterior motive to Buck’s raucous start.

In addition to the energy exuded by the Monday Night Football announcer, Buck nearly howeld in excitement as the network showcased Tom Brady’s usual scream of “Let’s F—ing Go!”, by shouting “Yeah! Let’s go! I can’t say one of those words!”

The excitement was noticed by Boomer & Gio update anchor Jerry Recco who played the audio for the show, with Boomer Esiason wondering if Buck was proving a point to someone.

“Maybe somebody told him he was too downcast the previous broadcast,” Esiason wondered. “Maybe he was doing that emphatically because somebody criticized him as flat or something.”

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