1. If Aaron Rodgers plays soccer in 2021, don’t expect to see him doing interviews with Fox’s Terry Bradshaw.
The Hall of Fame quarterback unloaded on the future Hall of Fame quarterback during an interview Monday during WFAN’s Moose and maggie Show.
“With him so upset it shows me how weak he is,” Bradshaw said. “Who the hell cares who you recruit? I mean, are you a three-time MVP in the league and are you worried about this guy who was drafted in first place last year? ”.
Bradshaw added: “And that he’s upset, my God, I don’t get it. Pittsburgh selected No. 1 Mark Malone, Cliff Stoudt in the third or fourth round. I had them coming at me from all angles. I accepted it, because when we went to practice, I wasn’t worried about those guys. You know? They didn’t scare me one bit. So I don’t understand why he’s so upset in Green Bay.
“And then if the GM gets fired, will he come back? Are you kidding me? Really? Aaron, is that where this is?
In fairness to Rodgers, he has not said publicly that he will only play for the Packers in 2021 if the organization fires general manager Brian Gutekunst.
If that’s the case, as reported, however, Bradshaw believes Green Bay should call Rodgers’ bluff.
“This is what I would do,” Bradshaw said. “I would not move. Let him complain. Let him cry. Retire. You are 38 years old. Go ahead, get out. Bye. I mean, I’m very strong at things like that, and that makes him look weak. The way I look at it, it makes him look weak. How dare you recruit someone? I play better than they thought. Me being the MVP really screwed them up, really screwed them up.
“Well, you obviously don’t need the money, so you should probably just walk away and do Danger! I wouldn’t move. “
Bradshaw added: “He’s really gotten them in a bind. Green Bay is really in a bind. If he retires, that takes care of that. They cannot change it. If they change it, they will lose too much money. “
It’s not often that you see one of the NFL’s top television personalities download like this from a star player, but Bradshaw has always been outspoken and is now in the “I don’t give a shit” stage of his career. That makes for fun times.
two. This is how you do it. Andrew Siciliano of the NFL Network highlighted the stupidity of the NFL draft ratings and actually cited his own network in his explanation for not doing them on his show. This is how you build credibility.
3. Talk about not reading the room. After Tom Wilson did this …
… the social media person at The Capitals thought this would be a good tweet. Caramba.
Four. Amazon was supposed to start broadcasting Thursday night football exclusively in 2023. That has now been postponed until 2022. This will be Fox’s last season with TNF. Amazon had no trouble finding the money to get the rights a year earlier.
5. When it comes to exaggerated videos of athletes returning from injury, this one from Stars forward Tyler Seguin is extremely well done. Seguin made his season debut last night after undergoing hip surgery in the offseason and scored a goal in a 5-4 loss to Dallas.
6. The last episode of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast presents two interviews.
First up is reporter John Ourand from Sports business journal. Ourand discusses the NHL’s successful television deals with ESPN and Turner Sports, discusses whether this is a good or bad time to be a sports fan when it comes to gaming consumption, dependence on linear television in sports. live and the problem with streaming services. . Other topics discussed with Ourand include the Dan Le Batard startup, Meadowlark, partnering with DraftKings, increasing gambling content on game streams, and more.
Following Ourand, former NFL defensive back Aqib Talib, who called up two games for Fox last season, joins the podcast. Talib talks about his experience in the booth and the reaction he received from viewers. Talib also looks at coverage of the NFL draft for Bleach report, why you think draft drills are bulls — what you learned about Tom Brady and Bill Belichick while playing for the Patriots, and why you think Peyton Manning should be the highest paid announcer in the NFL.
You can also see the SI Media Podcast in Youtube.
7. RANDOM VIDEO OF THE DAY: A&E is now 3 out of 3 by bringing us outstanding wrestler documentaries on Sunday nights. I watched this week’s installment of Randy “Macho Man” Savage last night and really enjoyed it. So let’s recall one of the best angled heel twists of the 1980s.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.