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Kap & J.Hood: ‘Not even Todd McShay and Mel Kiper can’t predict who is good

“You wouldn’t know those kids if they went up and punched you in the face!”

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The first-round of the 2022 NFL Draft was very defense heavy, with each of the top 5 picks being from that side of the ball. In fact, it was such an unusual draft class that only one quarterback (Kenny Pickett) was taken (the first time that’s happened since 2013).

A lot of mock drafts were exposed last night, separating the “pretenders” from the actual experts. According to ESPN Chicago’s David Kaplan & Jonathan Hood, a lot of these so called “draft experts” don’t exactly know what they’re talking about.

“Ultimately we know what the draft is, it is a complete crapshoot,” Jonathan Hood said during Friday’s episode. “Just based on whatever Mel Kiper or Todd McShay or some of the other expert say, we don’t know whether or not its a reach or not. They will say it is and of course people will listen to that advice, they’ll listen to what’s being read or what’s being said and they’ll base it on what McShay or Kiper say, but ultimately, even they don’t know.”

Kaplan agreed with his co-host point, adding that people who have never done any scouting, testing or any of the work to be a legit expert shouldn’t complain when their team drafts someone they may not like because no one really knows how any of these players will pan out once they get to the NFL.

“The amazing thing to me is that people who’ve never scouted, have never put guys though workouts, done background testing all of it, that’s a terrible pick,” Kaplan said mocking fans who think like this. “You have no idea. It might be, and it might be a Hall of Famer.”

There is a lot of credence to both their points. Once we take a look at both Kiper and McShay’s final mock drafts, Kiper correctly predicated five of the players that were selected in the first-round while McShay only saw three of his mock picks come to fruition.

At the end of the day, the draft is a fun event that gives fans of every franchise new hope and something to talk about during the offseason like Hood pointed out during his spiel on draft night.

Round 2-3 kick off tonight at 7 p.m. EST.

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Mike Rhyner Leads 97.1 the Freak For Its Debut in Dallas

“So, where were we?” began Rhyner.

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Ben Torres / Special Contributor Dallas Morning News

The dawn of a new sports radio signal in Dallas has come and who else to be the first voice you hear, but the Old Grey Wolf Mike Rhyner.

97.1 the Eagle stopped their regular programming late Monday morning and began stunting, the technique radio stations use to separate listeners from old programming into new programming. They began by playing songs with the word “freak” in them then went into a continuous loop of “The Waiting is the Hardest Part” by Tom Petty until 3p CT. Then, a voiceover detailing the Eagle’s history transitioned into the voice that Dallas-Forth Worth residents have gotten to know so well, Mike Rhyner.

“So, where were we?” began Rhyner.

He would go on to relive his final moments at The Ticket in Dallas. He said he was getting his “head around being a Paw Paw” before getting a call from Ben Rogers of the Ben and Skin Show and thus an idea for The Freak began to take shape.

After that, the show’s intro music played and Rhyner welcomed in Mike Sirois and before you knew it, the guys were wondering about a quarterback controversy in Dallas. 97.1 The Freak is off and running.

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Howie Rose Plans to Travel for Mets Postseason Games

“Oh, I’m all-in if they play in Timbuktu,” Rose said.

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Howie Rose has cut back on his travel schedule as the radio voice of the New York Mets in 2022, but he says that no place is off limits during the playoffs.

“Oh, I’m all-in if they play in Timbuktu,” Rose told Newsday. “A lot of this was designed to make sure that I had enough reserve to be able to handle anything that comes up in terms of road trips.”

Rose, 68, readies for what is likely to be a Wild Card series start to the playoffs and because of their Wild Card status, a win there could mean a trip to Los Angeles for the National League Divisional Series.

“It’s not exactly like managing Edwin Diaz’s innings, but I think that doing the number of games that I have and more to the point, being able to take the breaks that I have, has enabled me to approach the postseason with a clear mind and the full-speed-ahead attitude that you need to have.”

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Jake Chapman Named Orlando Magic Radio Play-By-Play Voice

Chapman will make his debut as the team’s radio voice during its preseason opener tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Jake Chapman has been introduced as the new radio play-by-play voice of the NBA’s Orlando Magic.

Chapman is beginning his 10th overall season with the franchise. He has previously served as the pre-game and post-game host for the team, as well as the radio producer. He joined the club as in intern in 2006 before becoming a producer in 2009. He then joined the Detroit Pistons Radio Network in 2014 to become its pre-game and post-game host as well as executive producer. He later joined 92.3 The Fan and the Cleveland Browns Radio Network as a producer. He returned to the Magic in 2019.

Chapman will make his debut as the team’s radio voice during its preseason opener tonight against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Brandon Kravitz will serve as co-host for pregame, halftime and postgame. The network pregame show, Magic Tonight, will hit the air 30 minutes prior to tip-off. Magic Tonight is scheduled to premiere on October 11.

96.9 The Game is the radio flagship of the Magic Radio Network.

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