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FOX Goes All In On Getting Reggie Bush His Heisman Back

“Not once, but twice on Saturday, Bush’s Heisman was the subject of discussion on FOX platforms.”



Reggie Bush has not been shy about his stance. Now that players in college sports can receive money for use of their name, image, and likeness, he should get his Heisman Trophy back.

The 2005 award was taken away from Bush in 2010 after the NCAA determined he received cash and his parents received a home in the San Diego area, where they lived rent-free. In June, the Heisman Trust said that the trophy would be returned if the NCAA reinstated Bush’s records and USC’s wins from the 2005 season. The NCAA declined to do so, so the Heisman Trust declined to recognize Reggie Bush as a Heisman winner.

It doesn’t seem fair and his FOX colleagues have taken notice. Not once, but twice on Saturday, Bush’s Heisman was the subject of discussion on FOX platforms.

It started on FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff during a discussion of candidates for the trophy this season. Rob Stone pointed to Bush and said “this man deserves his Heisman Trophy back.” Brady Quinn and Matt Leinart nodded in agreement as Reggie Bush said confidently “it’ll happen.”

The second, more emphatic, plea came in a segment that aired on both Big Noon Kickoff and FOX News.

Clay Travis sat down for an interview with Herschel Walker, who won the Heisman Trophy in 1982. Travis asked Walker about Bush directly.

“I tell you what. I’m a big fan of Reggie Bush. I’ve been saying that Reggie Bush should get his Heisman back,” Walker answered.

Travis pressed further to see just how serious the Georgia Senate candidate is about his stance. He asked Walker if it was something he had ever brought up with the Heisman Trust. Heschel Walker said it is and explained that he has never gotten a satisfying response.

“They really don’t give me an answer,” he said. “I don’t know why he don’t have it. If Reggie want to, I’ll go with him. I’ll help fight with him right now to get his Heisman back.”

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Warriors Fans Throw Objects At Charles Barkley On Inside the NBA Set

“Barkley yelled back at the crowd but never actually left the set.”



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Charles Barkley is no stranger to being the object of fans’ ire. The cities of San Antonio and Cleveland have a history of being the butt of the Round Mound of Rebound’s jokes. Thursday night in San Francisco, fans of the Warriors took things to a different level, throwing objects at Barkley on the Inside the NBA set.

The TNT studio show was broadcasting live from outside the Chase Center. The crowd chanted “Chuck, you suck!” at Barkley before the game. After Golden State clinched a birth in the NBA Finals, things got physical.

Fans threw things at the set, including a rolled-up t-shirt, which hit Charles Barkley in the back of the head. That resulted in Barkley leaving his seat and bowing up to the audience.

“Come on Chuck!” Ernie Johnson pleaded as Kenny Smith repeatedly said “Sit down Chuck.”

Barkley yelled back at the crowd but never actually left the set.

Now that the Western Conference Finals are over, TNT’s NBA schedule has concluded. That doesn’t mean Charles Barkley won’t return to San Francisco for the NBA Finals, but it is highly unlikely given the reception he has received there.

Barkley spent most of the postseason telling Golden State fans they were annoying and need to shut up and saying the city of San Francisco has “dirty ass streets”.

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Jon Miller To Call MLB Sunday Leadoff Game On Peacock

“According to a press release, Jason Benetti has a scheduling conflict.”



Rich Eisen Show

Legendary play-by-play man Jon Miller will be returning to the national broadcast booth on Sunday. He will call the San Francisco Giants vs. Cincinnati Reds game for Peacock. He’ll be joined in the booth by Barry Larkin and Shawn Estes.

According to a press release, Jason Benetti has a scheduling conflict. Benetti, the regular play-by-play voice of Peacock’s MLB Sunday Leadoff, is also the television voice of the Chicago White Sox. NBC Sports Chicago has prioritized this weekend’s series between the White Sox and Cubs, making Benetti unavailable to the national broadcast.

Miller has been calling Giants games since 1997 and previously shared the Sunday Night Baseball booth on ESPN with hall of famer Joe Morgan.

The broadcast, called MLB Sunday Leadoff, will begin at 11 a.m. with pregame coverage hosted by Ahmed Fareed. The game broadcast begins at 11:30 a.m.

The game will take place in an exclusive two-hour broadcast window prior to the start of the rest of the league’s day of games.

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Amazon Eyeing Pat McAfee For Thursday Night Football Megacast

“No deal is done yet. A source tells McCarthy that it hinges on McAfee’s very busy schedule, but a Megacast is appealing to the former punter.’



First it was the Mannings. Now it’s McAfee. Michael McCarthy of Front Office Sports reports that Pat McAfee could be at the center of an alternate broadcast of Thursday Night Football on Amazon in the 2022 season.

No deal is done yet. A source tells McCarthy that it hinges on McAfee’s very busy schedule, but a Megacast is appealing to the former punter.

Rumors of Amazon’s interest in McAfee began to bubble up last month. While he never directly addressed them, he did make mention on his show that he was “up to something” and insinuated that Amazon wasn’t the only company he was talking to.

McAfee has said on his show in the past that he wants to be part of an NFL broadcast. However, he is firm in that it would not be in the broadcast booth.

“I can’t call games. Not yet,” McAfee said on a show in February. “Have to be done with this show to call games. Because that’s like a 3-day, 4-day thing.” 

In addition to his daily show, McAfee is also committed to the WWE. He is on the road for Smackdown every Friday.

There is no word on exactly what a Pat McAfee-centered broadcast would look like. When reports first came out regarding discussions with McAfee, Ryan Glasspiegel of The New York Post reported that moving The Pat McAfee Show to Amazon was on the table. If that happens, it would make sense to use his entire crew on the Thursday Night Football presentation.

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