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Blue Wire Adds Hollywood Producer Rob Fee to Lead Maxx Crosby’s Video Podcast

Most recently, Fee worked with Will Smith and his company Westbrook Media on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion special for HBO Max and the WFH: Will From Home short video series.

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Blue Wire is making more of a shift from audio podcast to video content. A big part of that will be the upcoming show featuring Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby that will be produced from the Wynn Las Vegas Studio.

According to Blue Wire, Crosby’s as-yet-untitled show could be described as an internet clip show featuring viral videos and stunt attempts that go wrong. Crosby and co-host Roqui Theus will react to those videos on each podcast along with a lineup of special guests.

To make sure Crosby’s show is a top-notch video product, Blue Wire has brought in Hollywood producer Rob Fee to lead development and production. Fee’s impressive résumé includes writing horror comic books for Marvel and working as a head writer for Disney XD’s Player Select, which sounds a bit similar in concept to Crosby’s podcast.

Most recently, Fee worked with Will Smith and his company Westbrook Media on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion special for HBO Max and the WFH: Will From Home short video series.

Fee will work with the Blue Wire team in all aspects of production including researching and writing, while utilizing his experience in the post-production process.

“We are incredibly excited to work with Maxx on almost a weekly basis from our studio in Las Vegas,” said Blue Wire executive producer Coale Henderson Blue. “The energy has been great so far. We can’t wait for people to see what we’re up to.”

Announced last November, Crosby signed for 45 episodes with Blue Wire, according to CEO Kevin Jones. The Raiders star’s presence on social media was appealing to Jones, who viewed Crosby as an ideal fit for Blue Wire.

“Maxx has quickly become an electric personality and player in the NFL,” said Jones when the project was announced. “His appetite to create content is exactly what we look for in a partnership. His presence will bring an energy we want from our Wynn Las Vegas studio.

Jones will be part of the “Planting Your Flag in a Digital World” panel conversation at Wednesday’s session of the BSM Summit. with Hubbard Radio’s Phil Mackey, Meadowlark Media’s Carl Scott, and The Volume’s Logan Swaim.

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John Skipper: Media Has Not Treated Adam Silver Like He’s Teflon

“I don’t think anyone has hesitated to criticize him when he has done things that are controversial or difficult. Certainly, our friends at FOX News have not provided him with a Teflon coating.”

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Dan Le Batard hosted an interesting conversation on his Thursday show examining the performance of NBA commissioner Adam Silver during the press conference in which he announced the suspension of Suns owner Robert Sarver. David Samson and John Skipper joined Le Batard in the discussion.

Samson, former president of Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins, said of Silver “it’s amazing the level of Teflon he’s had, and I don’t know that it’s deserved in any way.” He added that the NBA commissioner’s performance was “not very well workshopped” when addressing the media.

John Skipper, co-founder of Meadowlark Media, acknowledged that the performance was not strong. He said that it was clear that Adam Silver was frustrated by the limitations his job put on what he could do about someone behaving in a way that he did not think was appropriate for the NBA. He did pushback on the idea that Silver had been immune from criticism.

“I’m not sure that I accept that he’s Teflon-like,” Skipper said. “He’s actually made most of the right decisions and done most of the right things and he’s gotten credit for that. I don’t think anyone has hesitated to criticize him when he has done things that are controversial or difficult. Certainly, our friends at FOX News have not provided him with a Teflon coating.”

Samson smiled during the answer, which Skipper addressed by acknowledging that Samson knows that Skipper is friends with Adam Silver. The Meadowlark boss called himself an “apologist” for Silver, but added

“I mostly think he’s done a fabulous job. If you want to hold up what commissioner has done most of the right things in the last seven or eight years, he’s not Teflon-coated, but he has a tremendous track record, which I think deserves our support.”

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Chris Long Tells Jim Rome He’s Gambled on Games to Keep Him Interested For His Podcast

“So you’re like alright I need to do my job tonight, and I’m tired I want to go to bed, but maybe I’ll just throw a couple hundred bucks on the Jaguars,” Long said. “And now I’m invested…”

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Placing bets on NFL games adds a whole other layer to the NFL viewing experience, and Super Bowl champion Chris Long understands that.

Long, who is not that far removed from his playing days in the league, was a guest on The Jim Rome Podcast, and said he initially considered gambling on football as something to compete at after retiring.

But now that he’s had some time to better learn the ins and outs of wagering, he’s become wiser and better informed. It’s helped him when talking about gambling on his own podcast, Green Light with Chris Long.

“I want to be responsible and give out good picks,” Long said. “I don’t want to just throw stuff out there because I’m getting paid by a casino. I’m really interested in the artform of gambling if that makes any sense.”

Long added that having that wagering itch definitely keeps him enthralled in watching football all day like a lot of other NFL fans, even those games people generally think won’t be that good competitively ahead of time.

He said it’s definitely helped with his show.

“I’m not even gonna lie, dude, sometimes you get burned out by football, right? I played it for a long time, now I’m covering it. So you’re like alright I need to do my job tonight, and I’m tired I want to go to bed, but maybe I’ll just throw a couple hundred bucks on the Jaguars,” Long said. “And now I’m invested and I can do my job more effectively because I’m gonna be glued to the TV. So like in a weird way it’s held me a little bit more accountable when it comes to staying on my game.”

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Shams Charania Signs New Contracts to Remain with Stadium and The Athletic

Shams joined those outlets in 2018 and had agreed to two other deals with them in that span.

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After speculation over his future, NBA insider Shams Charania is not going somewhere new.

Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reported Wednesday night that Charania has signed new contracts to remain at Stadium/Bally Sports and The Athletic.

Shams joined those outlets in 2018 and had agreed to two other deals with them in that span.

Shams has been an integral piece in the growth and evolution of Stadium, elevating our content across both digital media and television experiences,” said Stadium CEO Jason Coyle. “He is one of the finest professionals and people in our industry, and we are truly excited to continue building upon our longstanding and trusted relationship.”

Charania, 28, is an integral part of Stadium/Bally Sports NBA coverage. He makes regular appearances on the Sinclair-owned networks on shows like Inside the Association and The Rally.

Shams has not yet addressed the news on his Twitter account, which has 1.8 million followers.

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