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Pat McAfee: Sean Payton Won’t Stay in TV Long

“McAfee said it could be a situation like Bruce Arians where after a year as an analyst, Payton will get bit by the football bug again.”

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Sean Payton has yet to reveal his official plans for the 2022 NFL season, but it appears that the former New Orleans Saints head coach is headed for FOX.

Over on The Pat McAfee Show on Monday, McAfee and company didn’t seem convinced that the TV side of things is where Payton will stay. McAfee said it could be a situation like Bruce Arians where after a year as an analyst, Payton will get bit by the football bug again.

He cited the Netflix movie Home Team, which came out last year. The punter-turned-talk-show-host joked that it was a documentary that showed Sean Payton didn’t know his wife and kids existed until he was forced to take a year off from football.

The show speculated if Mike McCarthy is fired as the Dallas Cowboys coach that Payton would come back if he got the job.

“If Big Mike doesn’t have the year that everybody expects the Dallas Cowboys to have, regardless of Jerry Jones showing their entire draft board or not, is that where Sean Payton’s thinking about going?” Pat McAfee asked.

“If that Dallas gig comes open, and Sean Payton is offered that gig, I imagine he’ll take it,” A.J. Hawk said.

Hawk added that Payton just has that passion for the game of football that he won’t be able to stay away from coaching.

“I think he’ll be good on TV. I really do. But he seems like one of those guys. A coach’s coach, man,” he said. “That’s what they do. They love it, the live for the 22-hour days trying to figure out what to do. Like what the defense is giving you, how I can beat them.”

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.”

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