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Jarret Johnson is a fan of Mike Nolan

SAN DIEGO -- Jarret Johnson, who announced his retirement from professional football on Tuesday, talked with Steve Hartman and Mike Costa of Xtra 1360 Fox Sports radio about that and the future of the San Diego Chargers. Johnson said...Show More Summary

Porsche offers to put modern tech in the dash of your classic 911

Older sports cars are great for hitting the open road, but let's face it, they lack the bells and whistles of modern automobiles. Porsche is looking to help, though, with a new version of its Radio Navigation System for those older vehicles. On top o...

Former WaPo columnist Jason Reid joins ESPN

Add another writer joining the ESPN.com fold. Former Washington Post columnist Jason Reid will be joining ESPN as a national NFL columnist and also as a local sports radio host in DC. Reid will become a part of ESPN 980 in Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

Michael Robinson declines comment on whether Marshawn Lynch is squeezing the Seahawks

Friday’s PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio included a short-notice visit from former NFL fullback Michael Robinson.  The NFL Network analyst, who previously played for the Seahawks and 49ers, has a friendship with Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch. Robinson has said he doesn’t know whether Lynch will play in 2015.  So I ran by Robinson my…

Michael Kay got pissed off at ESPN’s Adam Rubin

What a life Michael Kay leads – he hosts a successful radio program in New York City and is the play by play voice of the New York Yankees, yet even the most innocuous quotes can get New York sports fans in a furor. On Thursday, ESPN’s Adam Rubin (a beat writer for the Mets), […] The post Michael Kay got pissed off at ESPN’s Adam Rubin appeared first on Awful Announcing.

Ex-Teammate: Marshawn Lynch Mulling Retirement

last weekSports : Deadspin

NFL.com's Michael Robinson, who was teammates with Marshawn Lynch for four seasons in Seattle, went on Seattle sports radio yesterday and said that Lynch hasn't yet decided if he will play next season or retire. Read more...

Inglewood mayor explains status, intent of stadium effort

Thursday’s guest-heavy PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio included a visit from Inglewood Mayor James Butts, who provided some more details about the status of the NFL stadium project in the town over which he presides. Butts explained that, with enough verified signatures of registered voters in hand, City Council will now decide whether to…

The Surprising Science and Speed Behind the Sport of Badminton

2 weeks agoHumor : Laughing Squid

In this December 2014 video from Science Friday, the public radio show uncovers some surprising scientific facts about the racquet sport badminton. Perhaps most surprising of all, the shuttlecock or “birdie” can exceed speeds of 200 MPH.

Kanye West says Beyonce losing at the Grammys is like Marshawn Lynch at the Super Bowl

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

When all else fails while making a tour to explain an outrageous moment on national TV, go to the sports analogy. It’s money. That was Kanye West’s approach Wednesday when he went on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show to talk about his “Suddenly Kanye” moment on the Grammys show Sunday night. He kicked up a social […]

Dolan’s email antics raise reconfirm Commissioner conflicts of interest

The bad news when it comes to hosting a three-hour radio show every weekday is that, from time to time, I have to pay a little attention to sports other than football. The good news is that, in doing so, I’ll often trip over something that has some tangential relevance to the NFL. Case in…

Derrick Brooks will mentor Jameis Winston, if Bucs draft him

During a recent visit to PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio, Hall of Fame Tampa Bay linebacker Derrick Brooks made the case for the Buccaneers to use the first pick in the 2015 draft on former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. Appearing on Monday’s PFT Live, Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune said that, if…

Miami Hurricanes radio voice sports embarrassing sunburn

There aren't many downsides to living in South Florida, but the Hurricanes radio announcer put one on display Sunday night.

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MONDAY:  PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio (12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET); PFT on NBCSN (5:30 p.m. ET). TUESDAY:  Paul Allen/KFAN Minneapolis (10:35 a.m. ET); PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio (12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET); PFT on NBCSN (5:30 p.m. ET). WEDNESDAY:  The Mack Attack/WFNZ Charlotte (8:00 a.m. ET); Matt Spiegel &…

Ike Taylor reiterates his interest in following Dick LeBeau

During a Super Bowl-week appearance on PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio, Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor said he’d only leave Pittsburgh to play for defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau.  Now that LeBeau has landed in Tennessee, Taylor has reiterated in interest in following the Hall of Famer. “If there’s anybody I would follow, it would be…

Browner says nickname for Patriots’ secondary should come from fans

Friday’s PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio featured a visit from the unsung hero of Super Bowl XLIX:  Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner. Even though Malcolm Butler made the interception that saved the game, Browner also recognized what was coming (he said he’d seen the play in practice during his time with the Seahawks), got Butler…

Falcons’ coach, G.M. didn’t know about fake crowd noise

As the Falcons brace from the hammer to fall from 345 Park Avenue, questions remain regarding the person(s) to blame for piping artificial crowd noise into the Georgia Dome. Appearing on Thursday’s PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution confirmed something PFT had heard from multiple sources:  G.M. Thomas…

Pizza delivery man says D’Qwell Jackson threatened to kill him

More details are emerging regarding the recent arrest of Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson for assault.  And they’re not pretty. Jose Bonilla-Fuentes recently told CBS Sports Radio in Indianapolis that Jackson threatened to “kill” the man who had parked his pizza-delivery car in Jackson’s assigned spot. Asked what happened, Bonilla-Fuentes was concise:  “What happened is that…

Illini coach Tim Beckman a no-show on sports radio

3 weeks agoSports : Globetrotting

A day after decrying the lack of "positive" coverage of Illinois' football program, coach Tim Beckman failed to show up for a scheduled appearance on the "Kap & Haugh" simulcast on Thursday.

Al Michaels reflects on Super Bowl XLIX

Wednesday’s edition of PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio included a visit from the man who called one of the greatest — if not the greatest — NFL games of all time:  Super Bowl XLIX.  So what do one of the greatest — if not the greatest — play-by-play announcers think of the game? Click…

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