Talking ‘The Last Dance,’ sports without fans on Richmond’s The Fan

The Last Dance concluded Sunday on ESPN and an audience starved for any kind of sports event averaged 5.6 million viewers for the 10-part Michael Jordan docuseries. Will we ever see anything like this again?

Wes McElroy from The Fan in Richmond (910 AM, 105.1 FM) invited me on his show to chat about that, sports telecasts with no fans (and maybe no announcers on site), and the Monday Night Football broadcast booth.

Thanks to Wes for reaching out and inviting me on. I don’t get to chat about sports media as much as I’d like on the radio (or podcasts) these days, so it was fun to do so.

WISE Sports Radio NFL hit: May 14, 2020

The NFL doesn’t have to worry about its regular season for another four months, so the immediate concern isn’t the same as baseball currently faces. But will we really have football in the fall? Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper is a believer.

On Thursday’s WISE Sports Radio NFL segment, Pat Ryan, Mike Gore, and I look at all the obstacles to clear. Additionally, we talk about former Michigan defensive lineman Taco Charlton, the XFL feud between Oliver Luck and Vince McMahon, and the Los Angeles Rams’ new uniforms.

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WISE Sports Radio MLB segment: May 11, 2020

Baseball’s last stand for a 2020 season will probably happen this week. Team owners have submitted a plan to players, and now the question is whether or not the players will accept it.

On Monday’s WISE Sports Radio baseball segment, we ask the question we’ve asked all along: Is playing baseball possible while keeping everyone involved safe? Even if this is the best plan presented, is it really feasible?

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WISE Sports Radio NFL spot: May 7, 2020

Football! The NFL keeps chugging along until any kind of COVID-19 regulations stop them from doing so. Thursday night, the league will announce its 2020 regular season schedule.

In the meantime, for Thursday’s WISE Sports Radio NFL segment, Pat Ryan, Mike Gore, and I talked about Brett Favre’s shady $1 million payday, Jadeveon Clowney still looking for a team, and the NFL’s first phase in reopening team facilities. Oh, and we start with some baseball talk on whether or not MLB players will approve the rumored plan for playing its 2020 season.

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WISE Sports Radio MLB segment: May 6, 2020

Is Major League Baseball moving ahead with its plan to play the 2020 season with 30 teams divided into three divisions based on geography? Maybe, but nothing’s official.

On Wednesday’s WISE Sports Radio MLB segment, Pat Ryan and I discuss that along with the story of Baltimore Orioles first baseman Trey Mancini, whose current plight is something to which Pat can relate closely.

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