Big Cat spent a lot of time in the ESPN Chicago studio on Tuesday. The Barstool star was a guest on Waddle & Silvy for a commercial-free hour. During that hour, the trio jumped around to a number of topics in sports. When the conversation turned to Kris Bryant of the Colorado Rockies though, Big Cat offered some personal insight.
The three were discussing a Twitter account that they believe is a burner belonging to Kris’s father Mike. The account has a total of three followers and has sent 77 tweets. All of them clapping back at people that criticized Kris Bryant.
Big Cat defended firing back at haters and mean tweets, saying he had no problem with Kris Bryant or his dad having a burner account specifically for that purpose.
“It’s fun. It’s cathartic sometimes,” he said.
Tom Waddle pointed out that for someone with such a big online following, he has never seen Big Cat lose his temper with people criticizing him. The Barstool host says it has happened before. In fact, it happened pretty recently when he was flying home the Tuesday after the Final Four.
The timing of his flight meant he would miss his daily show that day and plenty of fans were coming at him online. While he was in a cab on the way to the airport, he started responding. That turned some of the disappointment into mocking Big Cat for “being triggered.”
“Listen, I was sitting there doing nothing and I wanted to get something off my chest,” he explained. “I’m done. I’ve moved on. Why are we shaming that?”
Big Cat explained that this wasn’t normal, meaningless criticism. This struck a particular nerve for him.
“When people don’t understand the content and the amount of time I put into it, then I get upset.”
He also revealed that he would like to be back home. When Waddle & Silvy asked Big Cat what he misses about the days of working in the Barstool Chicago office, he responded that hopefully, he would be doing it again soon. Big Cat said he did not want his kids growing up in New York and added that he would like to be back home in Chicago sometime in the next 12-18 months.
That would create a very interesting dynamic for Barstool Sports. Would PFT Commenter want to head to Chicago too? Plenty of shows are done with multiple hosts in different locations, but would the brand be open to doing that with Pardon My Take?
Doug Gottlieb: Nobody Cares About World Cup Once USA’s Eliminated
“I’m sure people in the soccer world are still talking about the World Cup. But zero people I know in real life are talking about the World Cup today.”
The United States has been eliminated from the 2022 World Cup, and FOX Sports Radio host Doug Gottlieb believes that will return the sport back to its usual place inside the sports media landscape.
“I’m sure people in the soccer world are still talking about the World Cup,” Gottlieb said on his In The Bonus podcast Monday. “But zero people I know in real life are talking about the World Cup today.
“You can tell me how big soccer is in the world — and I’m not gonna dispute it — and you can tell me we’re doing better in the world than we’ve ever done — and I’m not gonna dispute it, it’s fine — but the fact is that as soon as that match was over we went from a couple of hours of soccer guy, or writer guy who’s really a soccer guy at heart, talking about should we change coaches, tactics, players, or whatever, and then it’s over. I don’t know who won and I don’t care.”
Gottlieb later added that soccer has been “the sport of the future” for his entire life, but added that college basketball is going on right now, and it isn’t on the national sports radar, either.
Jon Marks Working Without At Contract at WIP
WIP is currently in the midst of changes to its lineup due to the upcoming departure of legendary morning host Angelo Cataldi.
94WIP afternoon host Jon Marks has revealed he is working without a contract.
A report from CrossingBroad.com claims Marks mentioned the development on the air two weeks ago, and Marks confirmed the news when the outlet asked him for comment.
He did not, however, wish to say much more about the situation. WIP is currently in the midst of changes to its lineup due to the upcoming departure of legendary morning host Angelo Cataldi.
In late October, the station announced the current midday show of Joe DeCamara and Jon Ritchie would replace Cataldi in the mornings. Longtime morning co-host Al Morganti will remain with the station but will no longer be heard in mornings once DeCamara and Ritchie take over. Anchor Rhea Hughes will stay in the morning timeslot.
The station has yet to name a new midday show to replace DeCamara and Ritchie. Marks is currently teamed with former NFL linebacker Ike Reese from 2:00-6:00 PM. The two were paired together in 2017.
Boomer Esiason Wonders If Joe Buck Was Criticized Before Energetic Monday Night Football Open
“Maybe he was doing that emphatically because somebody criticized him as flat or something.”
Monday Night Football got off to an energetic start last night, with the usually reserved Joe Buck showcasing an exuberant attitude while discussing the weather and the fact that the calendar has already flipped to December. WFAN morning host Boomer Esiason wondered if there was an ulterior motive to Buck’s raucous start.
In addition to the energy exuded by the Monday Night Football announcer, Buck nearly howeld in excitement as the network showcased Tom Brady’s usual scream of “Let’s F—ing Go!”, by shouting “Yeah! Let’s go! I can’t say one of those words!”
The excitement was noticed by Boomer & Gio update anchor Jerry Recco who played the audio for the show, with Boomer Esiason wondering if Buck was proving a point to someone.
“Maybe somebody told him he was too downcast the previous broadcast,” Esiason wondered. “Maybe he was doing that emphatically because somebody criticized him as flat or something.”