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Colin Cowherd Says He Is ‘90% There’ In Recovery From Blood Clot

“The Herd’s in good hands with Wright, but as Cowherd regains his health and grades the recovery at 90%, hopefully the FOX Sports Radio star is back behind the mic soon.”

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Colin Cowherd is still off-air as he recovers from a blood clot, but the FOX Sports Radio host shared a promising update Thursday evening, saying he’s “about 90% there,” referring to his health. 

During the video, Cowherd thanked all the well-wishers and shared a couple of gifts he’s received this week, including a signed football from Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert. Last Saturday night, Cowherd was rushed to the hospital after feeling a sharp pain in the right side of his chest while eating dinner with his wife. Earlier this week, Cowherd said X-rays detected a blood clot in his right lung. Although blood clots are sometimes connected to COVID-19, Cowherd noted he tested negative for the virus twice.

“It was the most pain I’ve ever been in,” Cowherd explained. “It was limiting my breathing. Again, it was scary. Good news, they tested me again for COVID and I didn’t have it. I’m waiting for some blood work. I have no idea why it happened.”

Filling in for Cowherd has been his FOX Sports colleague Nick Wright. During a recent episode of The Herd, Wright took some time to wish his friend well. When he moved to Los Angeles to join FOX Sports five years ago, Cowherd took him under his wing and made Wright a regular on his radio show. As Wright’s profile with FOX Sports has grown immensely, Cowherd still provides mentorship. 

“When I left L.A. and went to New York, that was four years ago, every single Friday since then, he has called to check in on me, to see how I’m doing, see how the show is, to see if I need anything,” Wright said of Cowherd. “They say ‘don’t meet your heroes,’ except and unless they are just awesome. And that’s what Colin’s been to me.”

The Herd’s in good hands with Wright, but as Cowherd regains his health and grades the recovery at 90%, hopefully the FOX Sports Radio star is back behind the mic soon.

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Mike Rhyner Leads 97.1 the Freak For Its Debut in Dallas

“So, where were we?” began Rhyner.

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Ben Torres / Special Contributor Dallas Morning News

The dawn of a new sports radio signal in Dallas has come and who else to be the first voice you hear, but the Old Grey Wolf Mike Rhyner.

97.1 the Eagle stopped their regular programming late Monday morning and began stunting, the technique radio stations use to separate listeners from old programming into new programming. They began by playing songs with the word “freak” in them then went into a continuous loop of “The Waiting is the Hardest Part” by Tom Petty until 3p CT. Then, a voiceover detailing the Eagle’s history transitioned into the voice that Dallas-Forth Worth residents have gotten to know so well, Mike Rhyner.

“So, where were we?” began Rhyner.

He would go on to relive his final moments at The Ticket in Dallas. He said he was getting his “head around being a Paw Paw” before getting a call from Ben Rogers of the Ben and Skin Show and thus an idea for The Freak began to take shape.

After that, the show’s intro music played and Rhyner welcomed in Mike Sirois and before you knew it, the guys were wondering about a quarterback controversy in Dallas. 97.1 The Freak is off and running.

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Howie Rose Plans to Travel for Mets Postseason Games

“Oh, I’m all-in if they play in Timbuktu,” Rose said.

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Howie Rose has cut back on his travel schedule as the radio voice of the New York Mets in 2022, but he says that no place is off limits during the playoffs.

“Oh, I’m all-in if they play in Timbuktu,” Rose told Newsday. “A lot of this was designed to make sure that I had enough reserve to be able to handle anything that comes up in terms of road trips.”

Rose, 68, readies for what is likely to be a Wild Card series start to the playoffs and because of their Wild Card status, a win there could mean a trip to Los Angeles for the National League Divisional Series.

“It’s not exactly like managing Edwin Diaz’s innings, but I think that doing the number of games that I have and more to the point, being able to take the breaks that I have, has enabled me to approach the postseason with a clear mind and the full-speed-ahead attitude that you need to have.”

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Jake Chapman Named Orlando Magic Radio Play-By-Play Voice

Chapman will make his debut as the team’s radio voice during its preseason opener tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Jake Chapman has been introduced as the new radio play-by-play voice of the NBA’s Orlando Magic.

Chapman is beginning his 10th overall season with the franchise. He has previously served as the pre-game and post-game host for the team, as well as the radio producer. He joined the club as in intern in 2006 before becoming a producer in 2009. He then joined the Detroit Pistons Radio Network in 2014 to become its pre-game and post-game host as well as executive producer. He later joined 92.3 The Fan and the Cleveland Browns Radio Network as a producer. He returned to the Magic in 2019.

Chapman will make his debut as the team’s radio voice during its preseason opener tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Brandon Kravitz will serve as co-host for pregame, halftime and postgame. The network pregame show, Magic Tonight, will hit the air 30 minutes prior to tip-off. Magic Tonight is scheduled to premiere on October 11.

96.9 The Game is the radio flagship of the Magic Radio Network.

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