Michael Jordan and Reggie Miller are the first two names that come to mind when thinking of New York City’s most hated NBA villains over the last 30 years. Trae Young has all the traits to make it a trio, and he showed them off in the Hawks 107-105 win over the Knicks on Sunday.
Miller appeared on “The Dan Patrick Show” Monday with his thoughts on this Hawks team and their star guard embracing the “F-You” chants in Madison Square Garden.
“There is nothing better Mr. Trae Young, than listening to a rat pee on cotton in there,” a bouncing Miller said when he heard Trae Young’s postgame comments. “It is so quiet you can hear it; you can hear it!”
The former-Pacer great is one of the most well-known villains in league history because of his playoff battles with the Knicks. ESPN immortalized the rivalry in the “30 For 30: Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks” documentary which highlighted the 1995 Eastern Conference Finals. The sharpshooter famously scored eight points in the final six seconds of game one to pull off a miraculous comeback against New York.
Reggie Miller went on to describe the impact of the nationwide awakening around the Knicks this season with Patrick.
“See Atlanta has never really had a true home court because everyone travels and lives in Atlanta now, so this will be a very pro-Knicks crowd in Atlanta,” Miller said. “I know Spike [Lee] is going to travel there. He went to Morehouse [College]. So you know Spike is going to be in the building, so the Knicks can win on the road, I think that goes seven games.”
Young will be a big reason why the Hawks move on if they hold onto this 1-0 series lead. The third-year guard had a historic playoff debut, putting up 32 points, 10 assists, and seven rebounds. According to Kirk Goldsberry, he is the first player since 2009 to have 25-plus points and 10-plus assists in their playoff debut.
“He has the type of game that can shut people up,” Reggie Miller said on Young embracing the hatred. “Mr. Trae Young bring it on! His shoulders look broad; it’s only going to get worse from here on out.”
Kirk Herbstriet Wants To Be Held To Same Standard For NFL As College Football
“Herbstreit was on The Pat McAfee Show on Friday and he said he is already at Pro Football Focus in Cincinnati doing his research.”
The NFL schedule was released last week, and Thursday Night Football has a lot of interesting matchups for its first year on Amazon Prime. It is also a new broadcast booth with Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit on the call.
With Herbstreit now adding Thursday Night Football to College Gameday, he has already started preparing for the upcoming season. Herbstreit was on The Pat McAfee Show on Friday and he said he is already at Pro Football Focus in Cincinnati doing his research.
“I’m just trying to lay a foundation,” said Herbstreit.
Herbstreit told McAfee that whenever anyone asks him to talk about a college team, he can quickly tell them what the DNA of that team is. Now he wants to bring that level of preparation to his NFL broadcasts. He will look at a different matchup every week this summer to get a more detailed idea of what each team is about:
As for his connection with Al Michaels, Herbstreit mentioned he has gone out to dinner with him a couple of times and he wants to make going out to eat with his broadcast partner a frequent deal.
“Hung out with him 2-3 times. Had a chance just to get to know him. When you go into a new deal, I love like Wednesday night dinner, I want to make a staple and just hang out and get to know him and hopefully he will get to know me. When you do that, it allows you to have natural chemistry.”
Andrew Mason To Succeed John Clayton At 104.3 The Fan
“Mason comes to The Fan from DNVR, a digital outlet where he provided written and audio content for the last three seasons.”
John Clayton passed away earlier this year. That left 104.3 The Fan without a lead Broncos writer for the 2022 season. On Monday, the station announced that it had hired a successor in Andrew Mason.
Mason comes to The Fan from DNVR, a digital outlet where he provided written and audio content for the last three seasons.
“Mase’s work speaks for itself as one of the market’s most respected analysts when it comes to writing about and discussing the Broncos,” Raj Sharan, The Fan’s program director, said in a press release. “Replacing someone of the legendary stature of John Clayton was not something we took lightly, and we believe Mase is the perfect person to pick up that mantle and bring tremendous credibility and content to our rapidly growing digital platforms.”
Andrew Mason has a lot of credibility with Broncos fans. He has covered the team for 19 years. He has also written a book called Tales from the Denver Broncos Sideline.
The Fan won’t be his first foray into Denver radio either. Mason has previously been a host on Mile High Sports Radio and the defunct KDSP- AM.
“I’m thrilled to join The Fan team and add what I can to the efforts of building Denver’s premier online destination for Denver fans,” said Mason. “Being tasked with replacing a legend like John Clayton is a responsibility I take very seriously, and I’m honored The Fan has entrusted me with this opportunity.”
Gregg Giannotti: ‘Drew Brees Isn’t Used To Not Succeeding’
“He’s succeeded at everything he’s ever done and then he gets into the booth and they kick him out after one year. It’s a tough spot.”
What does the future hold for Drew Brees? Andrew Marchand reports that he is set to leave NBC. Brees himself says nothing is decided yet.
On Monday morning, Boomer & Gio discussed why the former quarterback is in this position just one year after making his broadcasting debut. Gregg Giannotti noted that if Brees was brought to NBC with the idea that he would eventually be the top game analyst, the criticism he faced last year and the network’s decision to stick with Cris Collinsworth in the Sunday Night Football booth were likely unexpected blows to his ego.
“That’s a tough spot, man, for him,” Gio said. “The guy’s been beloved his whole career. He did go through a little bit of it when people were all over his ass for saying the wrong thing one time, but here he goes. He’s succeeded at everything he’s ever done and then he gets into the booth and they kick him out after one year. It’s a tough spot.”
Boomer Esiason added that the criticism Drew Brees received for his work in the broadcast booth did not apply to his work on Football Night in America or the Sunday Night Football halftime show.
“He was good in the studio,” Boomer Esiason said. “I saw him in the studio and I liked him.”
Brees prefers calling games to work in the studio. According to Marchand’s report, that is what is at the heart of his potential exit from NBC.
The color commentator role may come with more prestige, but it isn’t easy. Esiason has experience with both positions. He calls games on the radio for Westwood One and has been a staple of CBS’s The NFL Today since 2002.
“Some guys are not meant to be game analysts, that’s all.”