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Carton & Roberts Want A TV Simulcast

“The TV conversation began when Roberts said he would like his new radio partner (who is bald) to make an attempt at growing out his hair.”

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If WFAN’s new afternoon duo of Craig Carton and Evan Roberts are going to compete with ESPN New York’s The Michael Kay Show, encompassing all facets of media will benefit them.

Twice during their Wednesday program, Carton mentioned his hopes of landing a TV deal for the show, mentioning MSG, SNY and CBS Sports Network as possible destinations. CBS Sports Network, which previously aired Boomer and Carton, now simulcasts Boomer and Gio in the morning as well as Tiki and Tierney in the afternoon. Boomer and Carton began their TV tenure on MSG in 2010, later moving to CBS Sports Network in 2014.

The TV conversation began when Roberts said he would like his new radio partner (who is bald) to make an attempt at growing out his hair.

“If the show gets simulcasted, I will consider doing it,” a very reluctant Carton said. The show agreed that Carton will try to grow some hair and Roberts will shave his head if they land a TV deal by Valentine’s Day. If they follow through, it would be an odd way to unveil themselves visually to their TV audience. 

Although Carton said they don’t have a deal looming, he did acknowledge there being interest, which Roberts said would be “fun.” Roberts has done some work for MLB Network, but often notes his hatred for doing anything on TV. 

The Michael Kay Show already has a TV simulcast with YES Network, but WFAN’s afternoon show hasn’t been on television since 2015. Mike and the Mad Dog premiered on YES in 2002, Mike Francesa maintained the simulcast into 2014 before leaving for a partnership with FOX Sports that lasted less than two years.

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790 The Score Debuts In Providence

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 Reportedly Scores $700K Advance For Nick Saban 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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