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Marcus Thompson to ‘Murph & Mac’: Draymond Green Always Rips the Media

“It’s a very common thing to get on the media. It’s par for the course, it’s not anything unique, everybody’s always ripping the media, I’m very used to it.”

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Golden State Warriors big man Draymond Green returned to the NBA hardwood on Monday night, much to the delight of Warriors fans. But the story after the game wasn’t so much about Green’s performance on the floor, but rather comments he made in the post-game press conference.

Green appeared to have an issue with some reporting that was out in the press prior to his official return to game action and on Monday night, he said he was going to be tight-lipped about what he said.

“I’m not gonna give much in this interview, I’m just gonna let y’all know that now,” said Green, quoted in a SFGate article by Gabe Fernandez. “I’m not giving much today because I’m not sure that I can trust what my words are going to go from here because the integrity of this job is very important.”

Fernandez did some digging, and while it’s unclear if it’s the direct source of Green’s frustration with the basketball media, a March 7 story for The Athletic by Anthony Slater may have been the thing that set it all off.

“[Green] showed up on the second stop, in Dallas, got in a high-intensity workout and scrimmage, coached them up on the bench against the Mavericks, but then shifted into birthday mode,” Slater wrote. “He spent Friday in Los Angeles celebrating his 32nd birthday and didn’t show up for the Lakers game Saturday.”

“Steve Kerr said Green was ‘sick’ when asked about Green’s absence Saturday,” Slater added for good measure. “Instagram can tell you how Green’s Friday night went.”

Marcus Thompson, Slater’s colleague at The Athletic, joined Murph & Mac on San Francisco’s KNBR on Tuesday and when asked about the story, he said he wasn’t going to comment on what his colleague put out there. Thompson also said he was unsurprised Green had a bone to pick with someone in the media.

“It’s a very common thing to get on the media,” Thompson said. “It’s par for the course, it’s not anything unique, everybody’s always ripping the media, I’m very used to it.”

Brian Murphy and Paul McCaffery kept pushing Thompson to speak more about it, but he made it clear from a general sense it’s not about making members of the media the focal point.

“We’re not the story. It’s not about us,” he said. “We’re not important. We’re but waiters serving information.”

“There’s no victory in us complaining, and if there’s no victory, why are we doing it?” Thompson added.

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Jonathan Zaslow No Longer With WQAM

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WQAM midday host Jonathan Zaslow is no longer with WQAM in Miami, according to sources.

The radio station has removed his shell from the website and references to him and his normal 10a-2p ET midday timeslot program have been scrubbed from the station website. An attempt to reach out to Zaslow for comment went unanswered.

Whether or not this has any effect on his involvement with the Miami Heat broadcasts is unknown as of now. He was tweeting during his show’s scheduled time, with this being his most recent one which also referenced the show which appeared to still be on the air at the time.

Zaslow had been with 790 the Ticket since 2004. He was transitioned from Audacy-owned 790 to sister station AM 560 Sports WQAM last October. Since being with that group, he has worked with Joy Taylor, Amber Wilson, Brett Romberg, Brendan Tobin amongst others.

WQAM has gone thru a number of changes, including a rebranding effort to call the station “560 The Joe”. That ended last year with the station returning to the AM 560 Sports WQAM brand listeners were more familiar with.

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Vanessa Richardson Named Houston Rockets Sideline Reporter, Paul Gallant to Host Solo on ESPN 97.5

Vanessa Richardson will be on the sidelines for the Houston Rockets and Paul Gallant will host solo show on ESPN 97.5.

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Changes are taking place in Houston sports media. First, the Houston Rockets will have a new television sideline reporter this season, and she’s a familiar name to Houston sports fans.

Vanessa Richardson, the now former co-host of ESPN 97.5’s Vanessa and Gallant, revealed that she will be on the sidelines for the NBA franchise covering the team for AT&T SportsNet Southwest.

She tweeted the news saying, “Elated to be the new Houston Rockets sideline reporter! I can’t wait to travel the country & share the stories of this dynamic team during 80+ games on AT&T SportsNet Southwest. I’ll continue to fill-in as a host/reporter for Astros broadcasts as well.”

Richardson’s co-host, Paul Gallant, tweeted that with Richardson leaving the show for the Rockets sideline gig, Vanessa and Gallant will become the Paul Gallant Show. The solo show led by Gallant begins Monday September 26th.

“We’re excited to have Paul host his own show”, said Todd Farquharson, General Manager of ESPN 97.5 & 92.5.  “He’s super creative, energetic, and likeable.  He’ll get the audience involved and have fun.”

Paul commented, “You know what I’ve always loved about sports talk radio?  That it’s interactive.  Whether through a phone call, text message, tweet or on Twitch, it’s the best place for sports fans to come together and celebrate…or vent.  And that’s what The Paul Gallant Show is going to be…Houston’s platform to talk about its teams. THE most interactive sports talk show in Houston.”

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Ken Carman: Al Michaels ‘Feels Untethered’ On Amazon Prime Video

“The thing that stuck out was Kirk Herbstreit ripping the elf,” said Carman. “Don’t be ripping Brownie the Elf, man.”

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The Cleveland Browns defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers during Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime Video. 92.3 The Fan morning host Ken Carman applauded Al Michaels for his performance during the presentation.

“Al Michaels feels untethered for the first time. He’s not network television anymore and he can say whatever he wants. We interviewed him on the pregame show and I was nervous,” Carman said.

“He’s a legend,” co-host Anthony Lima added.

During the final play of the game, the Steelers fumbled a lateral into the endzone which the Browns recovered to make the final score 29-17. Michaels said “that may be meaningful to some of you. And you know who I mean”, alluding to people who had placed wagers on the game.

Carman, who hosts two-hours of pre-game coverage on the Browns Radio Network, continued to discuss how nervous he was interviewing Michaels. He also discussed how impressive Amazon’s behind-the-scenes production was, pointing out the only football broadcast with more cameras is the Super Bowl. More than 400 people work behind the scenes for Amazon Prime Video.

“The thing that stuck out was Kirk Herbstreit ripping the elf,” said Carman. “Don’t be ripping Brownie the Elf, man.”

Carman later said people angry that Michaels misspoke by saying the Pro Football Hall of Fame is “down I-71” instead of I-77 were unreasonable, and joked “Al Michaels hasn’t been on a highway in 20 years”.

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