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“The Outfield” brings focus on LGBT sports issues to Sirius

By and large, national sports talk radio can be pretty homogeneous, focusing on the same stories, the same games and the same talking points. “The Outfield,” a new show debuting on Sirius XM this weekend, certainly can’t be accused of that, as it will focus on LGBT issues across sports. That’s a bold step in […]

Chris Russo beats Mike Francesa in debut week viewership totals

Mike & The Mad Dog were once the titans of sports talk radio.  A partnership forged at WFAN in New York that set the foundation for every drivetime radio duo that would follow across the country.  Without Mike & The Mad Dog, there would be no Mike & Mike or any other successful sports talk […]

Three Days Off Isn't "Paternity Leave"

Last week, New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy took three days off the baseball diamond to be with his wife Victoria as she delivered their newborn son, Noah. Murphy’s absence prompted some macho posturing from sports radio hosts...Show More Summary

Should You Walk Away From Sirius XM Radio Just Because Liberty Media Did?

ByAbba's Aces: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI) broadcasts its music, sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, and weather channels in the U.S. for a subscription fee through its proprietary satellite radio systems. On February 4, 2014,...Show More Summary

Mets' Daniel Murphy Takes Two Days Paternity Leave, Idiocy Ensues

Speaking of sports, Mets 2nd baseman Daniel Murphy took flak from WFAN talk radio commentators because he took two days of paternity leave last week when his wife gave birth to the couple's first son via C-section. Murphy missed theShow More Summary

Steve Coogan On 23 Years Of Alan Partridge

NEW YORK (AP) — Steve Coogan has been playing Alan Partridge, his vain, tasteless British radio host, for 23 years. Initially born on British radio as a sports commentator who didn't know anything about sports, Partridge has for more than two decades been a bumbling show-business failure and an ongoing parody of media haplessness. Show More Summary

Sports Dude Sorry for Suggesting Ladies Plan C-Sections Around Sports

Former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason has apologized for comments he made on his radio show while discussing the very short paternity leave taken by Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy. (Esiason claimed that if he were in the baseball player's shoes, "I would have said 'C-section before the season starts, I need to be at opening day.'") Read more...

Sports Radio Host Apologizes For Criticizing Baseball Player’s Paterntiy Leave

Former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason apologized for suggesting the player's wife should have had a C-section before the season started. The post Sports Radio Host Apologizes For Criticizing Baseball Player’s Paterntiy Leave appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Take it from new dad Craig Melvin: Paternity leave conversation 'long overdue'

The back and forth that started on New York city sports radio stations earlier this week has triggered a long overdue conversation, not merely about the lopsided work-life balance in this country, but an even more significant discussion...Show More Summary

Raissman: Time to lower Boomer on pompous Pope!

For sports radio Gasbags, unintended consequences are a good thing. Having your opinions, no matter how cockeyed, reverberate outside the Valley of the Stupid through a more cavernous media landscape is wonderful for business.

Why Mike Francesa, Boomer Esiason, and Craig Carton Are So Very Very Wrong About MLB Paternity Leave

A trio of sports radio pundits made awful comments in reaction to New York Mets’ Daniel Murphy’s recent paternity leave. Their ugly, ignorant remarks are a disgrace and need to be repudiated in the strongest possible terms The post Why Mike Francesa, Boomer Esiason, and Craig Carton Are So Very Very Wrong About MLB Paternity Leave appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Baseball Player Takes 2 Days of Paternity Leave. Sports Radio Goes Ballistic.

New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy has been getting all sorts of flak on sports radio today for missing last night's game against the Washington Nationals. Why? Because yesterday was his second (and final) day of paternity leave,...Show More Summary

Sports Radio Host Doesn't Understand Paternity Leave: 'It's a Scam'

Mike Francesa, a sports radio host on WFAN, is very upset that Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy missed two games this week due to paternity leave. So upset, in fact, that he went on a twenty-minute tirade, calling a ten-day paternity leave a gimmick and "a scam and a half." Read more...

Audio: New York radio personalities diss Daniel Murphy’s paternity leave

When you host a sports talk radio show for several hours every weekday, things are bound to go off the rails every now and again.  On Wednesday, Mike Francesa didn’t just go off the rails – he went off the map completely. Francesa took a call on Daniel Murphy of the Mets taking paternity leave […]

Imagine Dragons Know Their Sports: Talk LeBron James And Chicago Cubs

Imagine Dragons are currently on top of the world as one of this year’s biggest rock pop bands. They’ve dominated top 40 radio, made a few memorable live appearances, and are heading up a few festival circuits. Over the last two years, the rock band, specifically frontman Dan Reynolds have proved worth in the industry....

Cleveland mongo sends talk show host into a tizzy

Bruce Drennan is a longtime sports talk radio and television host in Cleveland.  He’s kind of like Cleveland’s Mike Francesa, just without the awards and national notoriety and with a five month prison term in 2006 for tax fraud.  Drennan failed to report gambling winnings from betting on baseball games, so naturally his SportsTime Ohio show […]

Caller Asks Sports Radio Host If Derek Jeter Will Play for the Indians in 2015

Questions like this are enough to put a man in the dirt. In his 46 years on the air, sports radio host Bruce Drennan has fielded his share of inane and misguided questions. He’s dealt with the weird, the mad and the ineffable, but never...Show More Summary

Wolverine The Musical

2 weeks agoOdd : Neatorama

(YouTube link) Hugh Jackman visited the Matt Edmondson Show on BBC Radio and sang about playing the part of Wolverine. The song is based on “Who Am I” from Les Miserables, with new superhero lyrics. Jackman was a good sport about it, and with a little more practice, could have pulled this off on stage in front of a crowd. -via Viral Viral Videos

TV Sports: Local Voices Aren’t So Eager to Go National

Turner and CBS are approaching local radio announcers for alternative, hometown-style broadcasts of Final Four games, but loyalty and corporate obligations are keeping those announcers home.

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