When Jeremiah Crowe announced in mid-June that he was leaving his position as the program director of KNBR in July to move to Las Vegas, many wondered ‘what’s he going to do next?’ Today, that answer has been provided.
Crowe has launched Green Roll Media, LLC, a new audio production and distribution company aiming to provide underserved audiences, both domestically and globally, best-in-class sports betting podcasts featuring unrivaled insight, behind the book perspectives, entertaining personalities, and first-rate production value. Helping him make that a reality is the Westgate’s distinguished “SuperBook”, the world’s largest sportsbook and the standard-bearer in sports oddsmaking since 1993. The two groups have formed a partnership which includes the arrival of two high quality podcasts for football fans and sports betting enthusiasts.
The SuperBook Sports Podcast is the first of those two podcasts to be announced. The program is hosted by SuperBook oddsmakers Jay Kornegay and John Murray, and includes stand-up comedian and veteran podcast host Brandt Tobler. The second program to be featured is Betting With The Barbers featuring former NFL standouts turned sports broadcasters Tiki and Rondé Barber. Both podcasts will be produced weekly during the football season and focus on NFL and College Football betting strategy and insights. Each show will be distributed via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio and TuneIn Radio app platforms.
Jeremiah Crowe, Founder and CEO, Green Roll Media, said: “It’s an honor to launch Green Roll Media’s podcast portfolio with such a powerful and well-respected brand as SuperBook Sports. We look forward to providing underserved sports betting enthusiasts with a singular destination for can’t-miss content, while also making select PPM-friendly podcasts available for radio groups to air during their weekend programming lineups.”
Jay Kornegay, Executive Vice President of SuperBook Sports Operations, added: “We’re looking forward to allowing listeners to get a sneak peak of what’s happening behind the counter here at the SuperBook every week. If you’re interested in sports betting from the sportsbook’s perspective, you’ll certainly enjoy the podcast.”
Green Roll Media’s on-air talent also includes world-renowned MMA analyst Lou “GambLou” Finocchiaro. Finocchiaro currently serves as a UFC analyst for ESPN and VSiN. GambLou’s Bout Business MMA Podcast is also available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeart Radio and TuneIn app platforms.
To learn more information about SuperBook Sports, visit SuperBook.com.
Bomani Jones: I’m Better At Talking About Political, Social Issues Than Most In Sports Media
“I personally am better at talking about those things than most people who work in this industry. Like I feel like I can say that fairly and then it not really be an arrogant thing.”
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James found himself in a few headlines last week when he questioned reporters for not asking him about the recent Washington Post story and photo surrounding Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, and ESPN commentator Bomani Jones took the opportunity to discuss the revelation.
Jones was pictured as a 14 year old among a crowd during an early stage of integration of public schools in Arkansas during the civil rights movement.
LeBron pointed out that he would field questions when there’s a controversy surrounding a Black person and spoke about the situation with former Cavaliers teammate Kyrie Irving, but he found it curious that no one had asked his opinion on the Jerry Jones story. LeBron had long considered himself a Cowboys fan, but in recent years he’s stopped supporting the team over Jones’ mandate that Dallas players stand for the National Anthem.
On his ESPN podcast The Right Time, host Bomani Jones talked about LeBron and circled it around to how he and other ESPN personalities caught a ton of flack for speaking about political or societal issues that often don’t fall within the confines of sports.
Jones said that being able to talk about political and societal issues comes easier to him than it does to most members of the sports media.
“I personally am better at talking about those things than most people who work in this industry,” Jones said. “Like I feel like I can say that fairly and then it not really be an arrogant thing.”
Jones said it comes down to the fact that there’s a bias at play. Are people going to take offense to what you’re saying because they disagree, or are they going to like what you’re going to say because they agree?
“They’re reinforcing the fact that you’re reinforcing what it is that you want to hear,” Jones said. “But the truth is that most people are not qualified to talk about these things before the world, because talking about these things before the world is very, very difficult.”
Jordan Bondurant is a features reporter for Barrett Sports Media. He works full-time as a multimedia specialist at the Virginia State Corporation Commission, while also putting in part-time work for News Radio WRVA and 910 The Fan in Richmond. Additionally, you can find Jordan contributing coverage of the Washington Capitals for the blog NoVa Caps. His prior media experiences include working for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Danville Register & Bee, Virginia Lawyers Weekly and ABC 8News. He can be reached by email at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter @J__Bondurant.
John Jastremski Fires Back After Craig Carton Criticism
“I’m not listening to a crook. So you know what? Go take a f—ing hike. How about that.”
Earlier this week, WFAN afternoon host Craig Carton said John Jastremski — a former WFAN host now hosting a podcast for The Ringer — “shunned” his radio career advice.
During his New York New York podcast Thursday, Jastremski strongly condemned Carton’s remarks.
“I don’t like going here with this stuff, ’cause I know this plays right into what this guy likes to do,” Jastremski said. “This is his M.O. This is what he’s done his entire career. It’s what he’s done for his entire career and he’s had success doing it. He lives for this stuff. But it really set me off. It set me off because I gotta see it on Barrett Sports Media while I’m on vacation. Like I wanna be bothered with this shit, number one. Number two, it’s just tone-deaf, insulting, and flat-out rude every which way.
“Number one: going after people who work at McDonald’s? Who the hell are you to do that? Number two: You’re insulting a multi-billion dollar company where I work. I have a great job, a great platform, a great producer. I have two great jobs, I might add. And you’re insulting both of them. By the way, you’re on that network. Five days a week. And you’re insulting that network. How stupid are you? Taking shots at people of the network you’re on, I’m on. And I could tell you, it pays well. I do ok.
“As for career advice? Guess what? I listen to legends. Bill Simmons, you ever hear of him? Worth a lot more than you. Mike Francesa? My boy Adam Schein? I listen to those guys. I’m not listening to a crook. So you know what? Go take a f—ing hike. How about that.”
Calling Carton a crook harkens back to the WFAN afternoon host’s stint in federal prison for participating in a ponzi scheme that scammed investors out of $5.6 million that he in turn used to pay off gambling debts. Carton was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison before serving just over a year in prison before being released in 2020.
The Dan Le Batard Show With Stugotz Moving To New Studio
The show continued to be recorded inside the studio at the Clevelander after it departed ESPN Radio’s national lineup in 2021.
The show continued to be recorded inside the studio at the Clevelander after it departed ESPN Radio’s national lineup in 2021. It has remained the home for the show since Le Batard and John Skipper formed Meadowlark Media.
After a $50 million distribution deal with DraftKings was secured, the Meadowlark podcast network has grown in both reach and talent, allowing for an expanded studio space.
No immediate details were given on where the new studio space would be located.