Tag:Sirius Radio
Posted on: May 16, 2011 2:19 pm

Skins, Sirius say Snyder never did interview

Posted by Will Brinson

Over the weekend, Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider dropped an interesting little nugget on Twitter about a hypothetical draft-day deal between the Redskins and Steelers that would have had Pittsburgh hopping up to the No. 16 overall spot, presumably to grab Mike Pouncey out of Florida. Turns out, not only was the deal entirely misconstrued, so was the Snyder radio interview.

I spent about 300 (too many) words breaking down why I believed it was Pouncey the Steelers were chasing. On Monday, Peter King did something similar, although in the first published edition of "Monday Morning Quarterback," King didn't have a link to Wexell.

In an updated version, King's blurb ("Brother and Child Reunion?") contains the phrase "Dan Snyder reportedly said on Sirius Radio" and then mentions that "Redskins spokesman Tony Wyllie denies Snyder says this."

Wyllie did exactly that, as did a spokesman for Sirius, per Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post, who also notes that Chris Mortensen tweeted a report of the possible trade, also sans a citation to Wexell's original note.

Since then, Wexell has apologized in tweet form and also deleted the original tweet.

So, what's the real story here? Well, it doesn't seem like Wexell was playing a Mike Wise-style "social experiment" via Twitter. At any rate, affable prankster isn't really his style. And if this were any team other than the Redskins, it might make more sense. (Or less? I'm not sure which way that goes, honestly.)

But the scrambling from various members of the media to attribute the story to Wexell (now that it's fake) is odd, especially given that in several different instances, an apparently fabricated radio interview was sourced, separately, by multiple outlets.

Whatever, at some point Wexell will probably get asked how it came about and there's probably some sort of rationalization as to why this all happened.

In the meantime, can you tell there's a lockout going on in the NFL?

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Posted on: September 18, 2010 10:12 am

Joe Namath says 'Hard Knocks' was a mistake

Posted by Will Brinson

On Friday, Joe Namath hosted the first edition of "Broadway Blitz," his own show on Sirius NFL radio. We wrote about said show on Thursday , and said "there's almost a near guarantee that we'll be discussing his comments here at some point in the next few weeks."

In hindsight, we were wrong. CLEARLY, it wasn't going to take that long for Namath to say something on the air that gets everyone all rabble-rabbled up. In fact, on Friday, the former Jets quarterback dropped this little ditty, via Pro Football Talk , when Adam Schein asked him if "Hard Knocks" was a mistake:

"I think so," Namath said. "I think it is for any team that's going to work to do their best to get to be their best. It's what we call 'distractions.' You're going to spend more time away from thinking about your position, your job, and the details of it when you've got other things going on around you that you're partaking in. It has to be a distraction and you can't have spent as much time on your mental preparation and homework as you would have without the distractions. So, yeah, I don't think it was a positive."

He also went on to discuss Mark Sanchez ("the only flaw is his age and experience at this point" -- hrrrrrrrrrrrrm) and the Patriots, who he called a "stronger team," before declining to actually confirm that the Pats defense was better this year.

All-in-all, Namath's review of his boys was significantly less enthusiastic than a Jets fan would probably want -- then again, if there's been anyone praising the Jets this week following that Monday Night stink-bomb against the Ravens, we'd love to meet them.

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Posted on: September 16, 2010 10:23 am

Joe Namath gets his own Sirius radio show

Posted by Will Brinson

Oddly enough, Joe Namath has managed to become more relevant with the advent of the internet -- from a blog practically dedicated to him (or he and Suzy Kolber anyway ), to Twitter (he managed to draw the attention of Mark Sanchez as well as reporters with his in-game tweets) all the way to online video (if you haven't seen the epic clothes he wears on these clips, you need to watch now ), Broadway Joe hasn't let technology pass him by.

And eventually this paid off, as the New York Post reports he'll get his own show on Sirius XM show with Adam Schein called "The Broadway Blitz" which will debut Friday at 2 PM EST and run weekly.

"I’ve been involved with football a long time and I still get excited about every season like I did when I was lacing up my cleats as a kid in Pennsylvania", Namath said. "I’ve got a lot of wisdom from my time in the NFL and a lot of thoughts about today’s players and teams. It’ll be fun to share them with our listeners and I look forward to hearing what they think as well."

Also: Jets fans -- and Alabama fans too! -- are insane and when Joe starts criticizing the team(s), the fans will tune in and listen to what he has to say, because he's a legend. And then the fans will get frothy about the issues Joe is going after (either foamy for Joe or foamy for the Jets) and he will get lots of listeners and everyone will win.

There's the whole "crazy old man in a tank top and jean shorts going on a rant" factor too; Namath is a smart dude but you don't really know what he's going to say, meaning there's almost a near guarantee that we'll be discussing his comments here at some point in the next few weeks.

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