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Ryan Fitzpatrick: Amazon Job Is Just Getting Paid To Watch Football

“He added that the first preseason game Amazon covered gave him real confidence.”

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Ryan Fitzpatrick doesn’t seem very nervous about his new job with Amazon. He will be in the studio for Thursday Night Football alongside Tony Gonzalez, Richard Sherman and Charissa Thompson for every game on Prime Video this season.

Friday morning, he was a guest on The Dan Patrick Show and told the host that the only issue he had coming into the job was that being a journeyman quarterback means he has a lot of relationships around the league. There are a lot of people whose confidence he wants to keep.

“That trust issue for me is one of those things where I’m not really sure where that line is going to be,” Fitzpatrick said.

Patrick responded by telling him that the best thing he can do is be honest. He has a job to do and he cannot be so preoccupied with who may get upset that he never offers any real opinions.

“If I go through a show and I don’t remember anything you said, you didn’t do your job,” Dan Patrick said.

He asked Ryan Fitzpatrick how his first night on Thursday Night Football compared to his first NFL start. Fitzpatrick said that what he is doing now is considerably easier. In fact, he felt no real nervousness at all.

“I’m not going to say this part’s gonna be easy, but this is me getting to watch football and talk about football,” he said.

He added that the first preseason game Amazon covered gave him real confidence. Watching the first half, he picked up on some signs that 49ers quarterback Trey Lance’s lack of NFL experience was forcing him to rush through a play and he was able to show that to the audience with a highlight package.

“Picking up on those little nuances, that’s what got me going a little bit as I was doing my stuff at halftime was being able to see that, take my perspective and project it to the audience.”

Dan Patrick said the only note that he would have for Ryan Fitzpatrick is to button his shirt entirely. Fitzpatrick, who is notorious for showing off a little chest hair said that he actually considered undoing one more button for TV, but promised he would brush his chest hair first.

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Mike Rhyner Introduces Dallas to 97.1 The Freak

“So, where were we?” began Rhyner.

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Ben Torres / Special Contributor Dallas Morning News

There’s a new radio station in Dallas which features a number of personalities familiar to local sports radio listeners. 97.1 The Freak made its much anticipated debut and the first voice to be heard belonged to the ”Old Grey Wolf” Mike Rhyner.

97.1 The Eagle stopped regular programming late Monday morning and began stunting, a technique radio stations use to separate listeners from old programming and prepare them for new content. The station began by playing songs with the word “freak” in them before transitioning 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 switched into the voice that Dallas-Forth Worth residents have gotten to know so well, Mike Rhyner.

“So, where were we?” began Rhyner.

Rhyner went 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 with a lineup that includes “The Speakeasy,” with Jeff Cavanaugh, Kevin “KT’ Turner, Julie Dobbs, and Matt Cather in mornings (7-11am), “Ben & Skin Show” in middays (11am-3pm) and “The Downbeat” in afternoons (3p-7p) featuring Mike Rhyner alongside Mike Sirois and Michael “Grubes” Gruber.

The station is positioning itself as a lifestyle brand but given its talent connection to local sports radio and the strong interest in Dallas sports, it’s likely the talent will weave sports talk into their on-air discussions. Sports Radio 1310/96.7 The Ticket and 105.3 The Fan have enjoyed good ratings with the male 25-54 demographic and The Freak is expected to challenge them and every other brand that produces spoken word content.

“We’re beyond excited to introduce 97-1 the Freak – the level of talent is insurmountable, and we’re thrilled for the opportunity to further connect with Dallas Fort Worth,” Patrick Davis, Regional Senior Vice President of Programming Dallas, shared in an announcement.

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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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