Successful recording! After a couple of strikeouts, my recording app, computer, and timing all worked out for what should be entirely routine by now. Pardon the baseball analogy introducing football content.
For WISE Sports Radio‘s NFL segment, we discuss Brian Flores’ surprising firing by the Miami Dolphins and the coaching vacancies for the Chicago Bears, New York Giants, Denver Broncos, and Minnesota Vikings. Three of those teams are also looking for a general manager. And we take a look at the Wild Card playoff weekend.
The Urban Meyer era is over in Jacksonville, and before the embattled coach could even finish a full NFL season. What was the final straw with Jags team owner Shad Khan and where does Meyer go from here?
On our WISE Sports Radio NFL segment, we also discuss Washington Football Team owner Daniel Snyder reportedly interfering with the league’s investigation into sexual misconduct allegations, COVID-19 hitting several teams hard, and Germany courting the NFL.
You can stream The WISE Guys from 3 to 6 p.m. ET on wisesportsradio.com or the TuneIn app. Locally in the Asheville area, you can listen on 1310 or 970 AM and 102.9 FM.
Despite my gig at Awful Announcing, I don’t get to talk about sports media on the radio that much. (I know it’s kind of a niche topic unless there’s a big story like ESPN’s Maria Taylor-Rachel Nichols uproar earlier this year.) So it was fun to talk about some of the current rumors about who Amazon will hire for Thursday Night Football and respond to both Cris Collinsworth and Desmond Howard causing a stir with what they recently said on TV.
Very sad news in the Asheville community with the passing of longtime sports columnist Keith Jarrett. WISE Sports Radio host Pat Ryan and his guest co-host Mike Gore knew Keith well and devoted Thursday’s show to their friend. Asheville Citizen-Times columnist John Boyle wrote a wonderful tribute to his colleague. If you want to know what Keith meant to Asheville, John says it all.
Since we usually talk about the NFL on Thursdays, we still discussed some topics like Urban Meyer’s continued mishandling of the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Buffalo Bills’ struggles, and Bill Belichick returning the New England Patriots to prominence. But really, the show was about Keith.
Yep, it was a good football weekend here at Casselbloggy HQ. Michigan won the Big Ten championship and a spot in the College Football Playoff, matched up against Georgia. And the Detroit Lions won their first game of the 2021 season. So that led off our WISE Sports Radio segment.
That’s probably fortunate because there’s not much baseball news to discuss with team owners locking out the players after Major League Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement expired, other than some good news from the Baseball Hall of Fame. (Pardon the audio briefly dropping out at the 6:45 mark.)