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Shannon Sharpe Calls Julio Jones For Trade Update Live On FS1

Sharpe called Jones live on the show Monday morning to hear from the source.

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The crew at “Undisputed” gives reactions to sports news, but it’s not often they create news live on their show.

The FS1 competitor to ESPN’s “First Take” made waves on Monday when co-hosts Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless debated potential trade candidates for Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones. Sharpe has a relationship with Jones and decided to go right to the source and see if he wanted to play in Dallas.

“Man, Look, you wanna go to the Cowboys Julio, or you wanna stay in Atlanta?” Sharpe asked Jones over speakerphone on the show.

“Oh man, Nah, I’m outta there man,” Jones answered candidly.

Sharpe asked him where he’d like to play if not in Atlanta, and Jones responded, “I want to win.” The former NFL player turned commentator joked with Jones that he won’t win in Dallas, a barb towards Bayless’s favorite NFL team.

“You already know I know,” Jones said in response to being wary about Dallas. Jones was tied to Dallas over the weekend after a fan spotted him in Dallas wearing a Cowboys sweatshirt.

There has already been some blowback to the segment. Many have questioned whether or not Jones even knew he was on TV or that his responses were being made public. Laurence Holmes of 670 the Score in Chicago even suggested that Julio Jones may have grounds to file a lawsuit against FS1 and Sharpe.

It’s a new era for the Falcons, who fired Dan Quinn this past season after failing to reach the successes of their 2016 Super Bowl berth. The team hired Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith to inject new life into the franchise and light a fire under Matt Ryan’s final years in the league.

Unfortunately for Falcons faithful, Jones might have been living out his final few years in an “ATL” uniform unbeknownst to them. The pandemic financial hit has come for the franchise. Years of kicking the can down the road have left them at the bottom of the league in cap space. According to Over The Cap, Atlanta has just $410,351 in cap space to use this season, 30th in the league ahead of Chicago and New Orleans.

A player of Julio Jones’s caliber rarely pops up in trade rumors, but financial constraints are why the Undisputed crew gave him a ring on Monday morning.

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Pat McAfee Feels Good About His College Football MegaCast Debut

“I feel good going into the next one. I feel like we’ve learned from this first one,” he said.

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The College Football MegaCast featuring Pat McAfee and his daily YouTube show’s cast debuted on ESPN2 over the weekend, and McAfee is looking forward to the next edition.

On his show Monday, McAfee told co-host A.J. Hawk that he felt good about how the show went considering it was uncharted territory to be in.

“We had no idea how successful it would be,” McAfee said. “Like this is the first time we’re being judged in a different fashion. I don’t think we marketed it much, you know, because I don’t think we knew how it was gonna go.”

The alternate feed is being produced for ESPN by Omaha Productions, which is also responsible for the ManningCast which runs alongside the traditional Monday Night Football broadcast.

McAfee said this first show turned out to be a learning experience and that they started off on the right foot.

“I feel good going into the next one. I feel like we’ve learned from this first one,” he said. “We had no idea, it was very much of a roll of the dice. Going into the next one I think we’re gonna try and make it even grander and bigger, and I’m very excited for it.”

As for the style in which they covered the Clemson/N.C. State game, McAfee added that the giveaways and guest interactions added a lot of value.

“I think it’s the right way to watch a game, and to be honest I think it’s keeping us all invested as much and even more,” he said.

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LA Clippers Sign New Contract with Bally Sports

The multi-year agreement will go into effect this season. Bally will carry 63 of the team’s 2022-23 regular season games.

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The Los Angeles Clippers will continue its relationship with Bally Sports, completing a new deal over the weekend to keep Bally as the team’s regional sports network.

The multi-year agreement will go into effect this season. Bally will carry 63 of the team’s 2022-23 regular season games. Additionally, 11 games will be carried by KTLA, giving the team some additional viewership reach. The remaining eight games will be broadcast on national television.

Brian Sieman will continue on as the play-by-play broadcaster for games, with Jim Jackson and Mike Fratello swapping the analyst chair. Jamie Maggio and Kristina Pink will be reporting.

According to the Los Angeles Times, all signs pointed to the team and the network hashing out a new contract.

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ESPN’s NFL Programming Sees Big September Growth

For ESPN, September has been a really strong month with their NFL programming.

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For ESPN, September has been a really strong month with their NFL programming.

Sunday NFL Countdown is averaging 1.4 million viewers per show thus far in 2022. That up 15% from 2021’s first three shows of the NFL season. The season premiere – Sunday, Sept. 11 – averaged 1.6 million viewers, tying the network’s best Week 1 audience for the show since 2016 and is up 35% year-over-year.

NFL Live experienced large growth too. The episode airing after the first NFL Sunday, on Monday September 12, averaged 664,000 viewers which beat every NFL Live episode last season, including the most-watched episode on 2021 (December 17) which grabbed 635,000 viewers.

Monday Night Countdown is averaging 1.3 million viewers for its two, non-staggered September episodes, which aired in its traditional timeslot (6-8 pm).

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