1. One of the most popular GIFs used on social media is office‘s Michael Scott exclaimed, “Thank you.”
This is my reaction when I read David Feherty’s comment about why he left NBC to join LIV Golf.
Over the past few weeks, I have said many times. SI Media Podcast I didn’t understand why every golfer who leaves the PGA Tour and signs up for LIV doesn’t say, “I’m leaving for the money.” Instead, we got a salad of words, an eye-opening description.
But longtime golf analysts aren’t playing that game.
when asked by Tordeo Blade As to why he jumped to the LIV, Feherty said “money.”
He went on to say, “Well, it’s to grow the game,” he hears. Bull. …they paid me a lot of money.
Feherty also notes that with LIV dropping from NBC, there are fewer restrictions on what you can say, and a more freewheeling atmosphere.
“It’s a chance to be yourself again,” Feherty said. “It’s getting harder and harder to have any kind of character, especially in sports broadcasting. Charles Barkley can say almost anything he wants to say. And that’s just Charles. But I’m here I have become more and more wary over the years.
“There are people waiting around the corner, hoping to get upset about something. [Expletive] those people. Our lives are shaped by a small group of mean people with no sense of humor. This risks losing the public’s sense of humor. ”
I agree with this sentiment, but the only reason Charles Barkley is allowed to be Charles Barkley is because Turner Sports endorsed him, offered a bogus apology, or had someone respond to Barkley’s remarks. It’s important to understand that you don’t want to stop him every time you get offended.
There is also an important difference between the Barkley and Feherty situations.
Feherty is grappling with tradeoffs. He has a ton of money and can say whatever he wants without getting into trouble with LIV, but based on recent numbers, it’s unlikely anyone is watching.
2. A brand new episode of SI Media Podcast dropped this morning. This week’s show features two interviews and a weekly “Traina Thoughts” segment.
Linda Cohn of ESPN. Cohn, who recently re-signed with the network, says she’s been with ESPN for her 30 years and is further entrenched. sports CenterMore than any other host in the show’s history.
Joining Cohn on the podcast is former WWE Head Writer Brian Gewirtz.Mr. Gewirtz, whose book will be published next week titled I have only one problemshare the story behind the writing monday night raw From 1999 to 2012, he talks about his collaborations with The Rock, Mick Foley, Chris Jericho and more.
The podcast concludes with “Traina Thoughts.”This week WFAN and SNY’s Sal Licata and I hard knockthe latest must-see show from ESPN and why you can’t take consecutive naps.
Listen to the podcast below or download it on Apple, Spotify, or Google.
3. A reminder to fellow depraved gamblers: The Ravens will face the Titans tonight. Baltimore are on a 20-game winning streak preseason. The Ravens haven’t lost an exhibition game since 2015.
Four. Jared. Torrent. Wall Street people. good morning footballI’m back and better than ever.
Five. Mets broadcaster Keith Hernandez sang Shania Twain’s classic “Man! I feel like a woman!” during Wednesday’s game!
6. Yankees analyst Cameron Maybin ran into a “wording” bug Wednesday against the Mariners. Maven and her play-by-play partner, Ryan Ruocco, were silent for nearly 20 seconds, so they must have realized immediately that there was something wrong with Maven’s phrasing.
7. Random video of the day: This 2017 Alex Rodriguez–Derek Jeter CNBC interview went up on twitter Yesterday, and if you like boring train wreck TV, you’ll love watching this.
surely Catch up on past editions of Traina Thoughts and check out Sports Illustrated Media Podcast Hosted by Jimmy Traina apple, Spotify Also GoogleYou can also follow Jimmy twitter, Instagram When tick tock.