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Boomer Esiason Calls Out Evan Roberts After NYC Vaccine Mandate Is Amended

“Esiason acknowledged that he “was fortunate to be in the loop on something” regarding discussions on New York City changing the rules of its vaccine mandate.”

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On Monday’s edition of Boomer & Gio, Boomer Esiason predicted that by Thursday, we would see news about New York City’s vaccine mandate that would mean that Kyrie Irvin could finally play in Nets’ home games. The report was met with skepticism, but by Wednesday night, it became clear that the morning host knew what he was talking about.

Thursday’s edition of Boomer & Gio began with Esiason explaining that he had inside information. He also called out members of WFAN’s afternoon show for saying on air that he was either lying or guessing.

“When I said it, I said ‘let’s wait until Thursday’,” Esiason said. “Well, no one wanted to wait until Thursday, especially the guys in the afternoon, especially Evan and especially Chris “double Mac” McConnell.”

The Thursday show was dubbed a “Boom-stradamus morning” by Gio, who also said that he would spend the morning bowing the Boomer Esiason. It was something Esiason certainly appreciated as he said that even though he knew he was right, he couldn’t defend himself as “the red-headed stepchild in the afternoon” spent two days on air saying he did not.

“They were just attacking, attacking, attacking. And I just sat quietly by and let them attack and just had to wait until it hit some liberal website and then it hits a liberal website and then all the sudden, I know what I am talking about.”

Esiason acknowledged that he “was fortunate to be in the loop on something” regarding discussions on New York City changing the rules of its vaccine mandate. Mayor Eric Adams decided to allow an exemption for performers, including athletes, that would allow them to work indoors even if they remain unvaccinated.

Moving off of Irvin and the Nets, Boomer turned his attention to Major League Baseball. Now that unvaccinated Yankees can play home games, he noted that it won’t be until the first road trip to Toronto that we find out who on the team has not received the Covid-19 vaccine.

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Jonathan Zaslow No Longer With WQAM

An attempt to reach out to Zaslow for comment went unanswered.

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WQAM midday host Jonathan Zaslow is no longer with WQAM in Miami.

The radio station has removed his show from the website and references to him and his normal 10a-2p ET midday timeslot program have been scrubbed from the station website.

Zaslow tweeted at 5:19p ET confirming the news.

Whether or not this has any effect on his involvement with the Miami Heat broadcasts is unknown as of now.

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. During his tenure he has worked with a number of established local voices including Joy Taylor, Amber Wilson, Brett Romberg, and 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. What they have planned next in Zaslow’s timeslot is unclear but local listeners will likely get some answers next week.

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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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