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Jay Cutler Explains Why He Chose Podcasting Over Broadcasting

“Cutler said he was excited about going into broadcasting. After one final year of playing though, his thoughts on replacing one job that had him on the road every weekend with a different one changed.”

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The latest athlete to enter the world of podcasting is 12-year NFL quarterback Jay Cutler. Cutler launched a new podcast for PodCast One called UnCut with Jay Cutler on Wednesday. The first episode he did was with Tom Waddle and Marc Silverman from ESPN Radio 1000 AM in Chicago. 

Before the first episode officially launched, Cutler was a guest on The Adam Schefter Podcast to talk about the new show. Cutler doesn’t look at himself as a podcaster yet, but says there is a lot he likes about the new gig. 

“I did the first one and kind of was hesitant going into it. I did it with Waddle and Silvy out of Chicago. I’ve known them forever. Great guys. We’re in the middle of it and I was like, this is kind of fun, I’m enjoying this. I think after playing football, I was looking for something I would enjoy that you could get a little bit of competition. It’s hard to replace that completely.”

Cutler told Schefter that he hopes fans don’t assume every episode of UnCut will be like the first one. There is a lot he still has to learn and that means the show will continue to evolve and dive into new areas.

“I’m going to probably open up more about myself, I’m going to bring some people on that I’ve known throughout my life that are close to me, some new people I’ve met that are close to me. Just kind of see how it goes. I didn’t really have a plan going into it. This might change 6 months down the road. Football’s coming up, so we’ll hit on football and kind of dive into that a little bit. It’s some uncharted waters for me for sure.” 

Back in 2017, Cutler was going to join FOX as a TV analyst with Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis (now at CBS). However, he decided to unretire and go play quarterback for the Miami Dolphins. Cutler said he was excited about going into broadcasting. After one final year of playing though, his thoughts on replacing one job that had him on the road every weekend with a different one changed.

“The boys were getting older, we were starting the reality show. It was just one of those situations where I didn’t want to really be gone that same timeframe that I was playing (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). I just wasn’t at a place in my life where I wanted to commit to that same schedule and that travel schedule, so I passed. There’s definitely times where I kind of regret that decision, but it’s worked out for me.”

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Online Sports Betting Not Happening In Maryland In 2022

“Some state regulators had expressed optimism at one point that online sports betting in Maryland would go live by the end of this year or in time for next year’s Super Bowl.”

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Online sports betting in Maryland appears to have no shot of happening this year due mainly to the fact that the state’s oversight committee on sports wagering is hung up on how to bring women and minority-owned businesses into the fold.

The Maryland Sports Wagering Application Review Committee (SWARC) is currently awaiting results of a disparity study by the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency.

Some state regulators had expressed optimism at one point that online sports betting in Maryland would go live by the end of this year or in time for next year’s Super Bowl. But given where SWARC is, the whole process is being held up to the point that it’ll likely be later in 2023 before residents can use their phones to place bets.

It’s been just over a year since Governor Larry Hogan signed legislation that legalized sports betting in the state. Since then, five casinos in the state have opened retail sportsbooks.

The casinos have handled more than $132 million in bets since December. $26.9 million in wagers were placed in April alone.

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Media Reacts To Nick Saban’s Comments On Texas A&M, Jackson State

“Saban’s comments and the ensuing rebuttals will be used to fuel content on sports television and radio through the offseason and likely beyond.”

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Nick Saban had some choice words about recruiting in the NIL era on Wednesday night. The Alabama head coach didn’t just voice frustrations with the process. He called out three schools specifically for using Name, Image and Likeness payments to create an advantage for themselves in recruiting.

He said that Texas A&M, which signed the top-ranked recruiting class in 2022 according to a number of outlets “bought every player on their team.”

He said that Jackson State gave a player $1 million to come to the school. “It was in the paper,” he said. “They bragged about it! Nobody did anything about it.”

It is likely that he was talking about defensive back Travis Hunter, widely regarded as one of the five best players in the class of 2022. It should be noted that Jackson State Coach Deion Sanders has been adamant that Hunter did not receive a dime from the school or anyone else.

The comments created plenty of content on sports radio on Thursday.

Jimbo Fischer, the head coach of Texas A&M took the story to a new level with a press conference of his own in which he cryptically encouraged people to “dig into” Saban’s career history.

The commentary in the sports media came in all kinds of forms. Plenty took to Twitter to express an opinion.

Others used the feud to create comedy.

Finally, others did actual reporting. they made phone calls to get context and further the story.

The coaches may be relatively quiet in public for a while. That doesn’t mean the stories and reactions are going away. Saban’s comments and the ensuing rebuttals will be used to fuel content on sports television and radio through the offseason and likely beyond.

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Bleav Announces Partnership With SiriusXM

“The Bleav podcasts come with some serious star power. Each show features a former player paired with a host to discuss the latest news about their team. In adding Bleav, SiriusXM adds the likes of Eric Davis, Lorenzo Neal, Adam “Pac Man” Jones and others to its roster.”

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A new partnership will see content from the Bleav Podcast Network come under the SiriusXM umbrella. All 32 of the network’s NFL team-specific podcasts will now be available on the SXM app. The satellite radio company will also have the ability to air Bleav content on its sports channels.

“SiriusXM is a leader in content. We’re very happy to be a part of their programming and continue to amplify the voice of our talent,” Bleav CEO Bron Heussenstamm said in a press release. “SiriusXM listeners will be able to regularly hear from athletes that played for their team, bringing fans insight and access that only a player can.”

The Bleav podcasts come with some serious star power. Each show features a former player paired with a host to discuss the latest news about their team. In adding Bleav, SiriusXM adds the likes of Eric Davis, Lorenzo Neal, Adam “Pac Man” Jones and others to its roster.

The deal will also lead to more content in the future. The companies expect to add to the Bleav content available on the SXM App, including shows focused on other professional and college sports. 

“Bleav’s team-focused programming, hosted by many former stars from the league, give fans a unique and experienced perspective into their favorite players and franchises,” said Steve Cohen, SiriusXM’s SVP of Sports Programming and Podcasts.  “Bleav’s network of shows deliver valuable insight for fans of every NFL team.  They are a great addition to the selection of sports podcasts available on the SXM App and we look forward to adding other shows, focused on other sports, from the Bleav network to SiriusXM in the future.” 

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