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SiriusXM Reveals Massive Lineup For Super Bowl Week in Los Angeles

SiriusXM launched Super Bowl LVI Radio on Monday, which will be home to some of the biggest events centered around the game.

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Radio row at the Los Angeles Convention Center ahead of Super Bowl LVI will be busy for those affiliated with SiriusXM.

The radio giant announced numerous sports and entertainment stars will be live on location for shows and events throughout the week. SiriusXM NFL Radio will be out in full force with hosts including Gil Brandt, Rich Gannon, Torry Holt, Pat Kirwan, Ed McCaffrey, LeSean McCoy, Jim Miller, Kirk Morrison, Torrey Smith, Solomon Wilcots, Alex Marvez, and Bruce Murray.

“It’s been a dramatic NFL postseason and with fans everywhere looking forward to the big game on February 13, SiriusXM will capture all the excitement of the Super Bowl and Super Bowl Week,” SiriusXM President and Chief Content Officer Scott Greenstein said.

“Our subscribers will be able to access multiple broadcasts of the game, live coverage of the highly-anticipated halftime show performance, and the unique mix of sports, music and entertainment programming that only SiriusXM can deliver.”

SiriusXM launched Super Bowl LVI Radio (SiriusXM channel 104) on Monday, which will be home to some of the biggest events centered around the game and highlights from SiriusXM sports programming. Danny Kanell will conduct interviews with athletes and personalities throughout the week. Listeners can also tune in to celebrities like Kevin Hart, Conan O’Brien, Sway Calloway and others broadcasting live in L.A.

Four different feeds of the big game will be offered on Sirius. Fans can hear the Westwood One national call in addition to the team broadcasts for the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams, as well as a Spanish-language call of the game. The halftime show featuring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar will also be broadcast live on Eminem’s Shade 45 channel (SiriusXM 45) and Super Bowl LVI Radio.

Plenty of other sports channels on SiriusXM will be there too. Pat McAfee, whose YouTube show simulcasts on Mad Dog Radio, will be on the FanDuel stage on Radio Row starting Tuesday.

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Longtime Hornets Analyst, Radio Host Gerry Vaillancourt Dies

“Gerry was one of the originals in the start of sports talk in Charlotte: funny, entertaining and a basketball encyclopedia.”

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Gerry Vaillancourt, a voice synonymous with Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets basketball, passed away over the weekend.

According to information provided to the Charlotte Observer from the family, Vaillancourt, affectionately known at “Gerry V,” died due to complications from a heart condition.

Vaillancourt was a mainstay on Hornets broadcasts dating back to the franchise’s inception in the 80s. Additionally, he was a fixture on sports talk radio. Vaillancourt hosted shows on WCNT, WFNZ and WBT in Charlotte, as well as on 1280 AM and WRNO in New Orleans.

“Gerry was one of the originals in the start of sports talk in Charlotte: funny, entertaining and a basketball encyclopedia,” WBT and Hornets colleague Jim Szoke told the Charlotte Observer. “I used to love when Hubie Brown was on as a regular guest and listening to them talk hoops in great detail.”

Vaillancourt was born and raised in New York City. He played basketball collegiately at Gardner-Webb University and coached at James Madison, Davidson, and Appalachian State.

He was 72 years old.

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Andrew Fillipponi: Peter Burns Made ‘Innocuous Joke’ To Ben Watson

“So wait a minute? Because you believe in Jesus Christ you care about your wife more than other people? What are you talking about?”

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The on-air spat between SEC Network host Peter Burns and analyst Ben Watson continues to be bandied about in sports media circles, with 93.7 The Fan hosts Andrew Fillipponi and Chris Mueller discussing the topic Tuesday.

“I’m on Team Burns,” Fillipponi said.

“Forget who’s team you’re on,” Chris Mueller said. “I think you’ve do have to keep the wives and children out of this.”

“What are you talking about, keep the wives and out of it?!,” Fillipponi asked.

“Do we believe this is work or shoot here?,” Mueller wondered.

“Oh, I think this is real,” Fillpponi added, which Mueller agreed.

“Do you think a close fist from Ben Watson hit Peter Burns?,” Mueller asked.

“No, I think he picked him up by the lapels,” Fillipponi said.

When the subject of Watson’s religion was brought up, Fillipponi then pointed out the absurdity of the situation.

“So wait a minute? Because you believe in Jesus Christ you care about your wife more than other people? What are you talking about?”

“I think he might have a shorter fuse and not taking in humor that Peter Burns was giving out,” Mueller said.

“It was an innocuous joke!,” Fillipponi stated. “It wasn’t a joke! Why is it in bad taste?”

Mueller then added the idea of Watson’s wife texting Burns insinuates there’s an inappropriate relationship.

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Craig Carton: Booger McFarland’s Zach Wilson Analysis ‘An Embarrasment’

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ESPN NFL analyst Booger McFarland raised eyebrows on Monday Night Countdown this week by saying New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson has never been held accountable for his actions because he was a “young man who grew up with a lot of money”. WFAN afternoon host Craig Carton called out McFarland’s comments Tuesday as outlandish.

“It was an embarrasment,” Carton said. “Someone should ask Booger McFarland if his kids — who grew up with amazing wealth — have accountability in their lives or if having a little bit of money in your pocket immediately discounts the possibility to have accountability. He’s an idiot and we learned that last night.”

“It’s funny that Steve Young was on the other side of it,” Evan Roberts noted. “Because a long time ago, Steve Young criticized Chris Simms because he’s the son of a famous quarterback.”

“You don’t have to invent reasons for why Zach Wilson isn’t playing well,” added Carton. “Just watch his tape. He’s not playing well. Maybe he’s just not good!”

Carton later said NFL reporters “will try to make a name for themselves by putting out a story” about quarterbacks who take responsibility for their teams failures, while Wilson wouldn’t accept the blame.

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