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WCCO’s Henry Lake Goes After KFAN’s Common Man For Interpreter Comments

Lake hosts “Lake Night with Henry Lake” on WCCO.

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Henry Lake of WCCO in Minneapolis is not happy with how his former colleague is addressing the Stephen A. Smith’s controversial comments about Angels slugger/ace Shohei Ohtani.

Lake was diving into the subject on The Lake Show with Henry Lake when he referenced how KFAN’s Dan “The Common Man” Cole talked about Hideki Matsuyama’s victory at this year’s Master’s Tournament.

“He [Cole] was talking about the issue of interpreters,” Lake said on his show. “He referenced when Hideki Matsuyama won this year’s Master’s golf tournament, how he would’ve loved it even more or been more enthusiastic about the win, because he wanted him to win, if he didn’t have to use an interpreter. That was extremely disappointing for me to hear.”

Cole’s exact comments on the matter came from his radio show on 100.3 KFAN.

“Somebody else said when Hideki Matsuyama won The Master’s,” Cole said on his show. “It was different when he was in Butler Cabin… and then the interpreter says an answer that’s 20 seconds shorter than what he said. I would’ve liked to hear what he said, but he didn’t, and that’s not to say he shouldn’t be allowed to play.”

Lake said he addressed the issue firsthand with Cole over text messages before bringing his feelings onto the air.

“His response was ‘I’m spot on’ my response was ‘No you’re not you sound uninformed, brother. I say that with love and respect’ his reply to me was ‘That’s your opinion. You’re wrong and I say that with love and respect’ Do you guys see the problem here? How dare I say to a friend that you’re approaching with the wrong viewpoint. How dare Henry Lake approach you and tell you you might be off here. ‘Don’t tell me anything’ that’s your opinion.”

Lake continued by saying he was surprised by how Cole approached the interaction. Check out the full segment above.

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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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