NFL Radio: Tom Brady’s Retirement Plan, Football Christmas, Free Agents Still Available

Tom Brady has shown quite a talent for upstaging other news with announcements of his own during the past few months, mostly regarding his possible retirement and what he’ll do after he stops playing football. This week, he hijacked the NFL news cycle with Fox Sports announcing that the seven-time Super Bowl winner will be their lead TV analyst (and “brand ambassador”) when he finally retires.

On WISE Sports Radio, we discuss Brady’s huge broadcasting payday, the NFL announcing its 2022 schedule (which includes three games on Christmas Day), Josh Lambo suing the Jacksonville Jaguars for how he was treated under Urban Meyer, and notable free agents still available including receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry, and cornerback James Bradberry.

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Baseball Radio: Robinson Cano Released, COVID Outbreaks, Dan Bellino Ump Show

Has adding the designated hitter to the National League boosted offense in Major League Baseball? Well…

On WISE Sports Radio, we discuss fewer runs and less hitting in MLB, Madison Bumgarner’s confrontation with an umpire, teams dealing with COVID outbreaks again, and Robinson Cano being released by the New York Mets.

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NFL Radio: Ryan Tannehill, DeAndre Hopkins, Carolina Panthers, Detroit Lions, NFL Draft

One week after the NFL Draft, we look at who selected the best talent, including the Carolina Panthers and Detroit Lions during our WISE Sports Radio football spot.

Pat Ryan, Chris Smith, and I also discuss recent comments by Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill about seeking therapy and mentoring younger players competing for his position. Also, should DeAndre Hopkins be believed when he says he’s “shocked” over failing a PED test?

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Baseball Radio: Trevor Bauer, Clayton Kershaw, New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds

Major League Baseball made a statement by suspending Trevor Bauer for two seasons (324 games) under its domestic violence and sexual misconduct policy. Our WISE Sports Radio baseball segment begins with discussing the punishment and whether Bauer has any chance at returning to MLB.

On the field — with more pleasant topics — we also cover Clayton Kershaw setting the Los Angeles Dodgers career strikeout mark and whether or not he’s the franchise’s greatest pitcher, five New York Mets combining for a no-hitter (in addition to the team having the best record in the National League), and the abysmal Cincinnati Reds.

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NFL Draft Radio: Carolina Panthers, Deebo Samuel, First QB Taken, No. 1 Pick

Happy NFL Draft Day! The spotlight event of the NFL offseason is here with the annual player selection meeting and with WISE Sports Radio located in Asheville, there is plenty of interest in who the Carolina Panthers will pick with the No. 6 overall selection.

Who will be the No. 1 overall pick? Who will be the first quarterback selected in what most view as a subpar class at the position? And will any veteran players like Deebo Samuel, Baker Mayfield, or Jimmy Garoppolo be traded during the draft?

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Baseball Radio: Miguel Cabrera, Oakland A’s, Kyle Schwarber vs. Angel Hernandez, Gabe Kapler

Miguel Cabrera reaching 3,000 hits didn’t appear to draw the national headlines that such a story once did. But we led off our WISE Sports Radio baseball segment with the Detroit Tigers slugger joining some of the sport’s legends with his achievements.

We also discuss Kyle Schwarber going nuts over Angel Hernandez’s strike zone, poor attendance at Oakland Athletics games, and San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler refusing to play by baseball’s unwritten rules. And I included a few footnotes after the jump.

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NFL Radio: Deebo Samuel trade request, Kyler Murray’s future, Colin Kaepernick still hoping

The NFL offseason keeps providing news, especially with the NFL Draft approaching next week. But another star receiver is trying to force a trade, this time it’s Deebo Samuel of the San Francisco 49ers. Will he get his way?

On our WISE Sports Radio football segment, we also talk about Kyler Murray’s future with the Arizona Cardinals, the latest on Dwayne Haskins, Tom Brady and what nearly happened with the Miami Dolphins, and why fans still dislike Colin Kaepernick.

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Sports Radio: Shohei Ohtani’s start, Trevor Bauer looming, Ichiro’s first pitch, USFL’s return

The 2022 Major League Baseball season is in its early days, so storylines are just beginning to develop. For instance, Shohei Ohtani’s apparent slow start. But the reigning American League Most Valuable Player looks like he’s finding the form that made him a superstar last season.

On WISE Sports Radio, we also discussed Trevor Bauer preparing to make things difficult for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs ownership deciding not to bid on Chelsea Football Club, and Ichiro’s impressive ceremonial first pitch. Oh, and the USFL dusted off some nostalgic brand names to give spring football another shot.

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NFL Radio: Baker Mayfield, Flores Lawsuit, Dwayne Haskins, Panthers’ Draft

The NFL offseason has slowed down a bit as the Draft approaches. That gave us the opportunity to catch up on a couple of stories during our WISE Sports Radio football segment: Namely, the shocking death of Dwayne Haskins and Brian Flores’ racial discrimination lawsuit against the NFL.

Pat Ryan, Charlie Metcalf, and I also discussed what appears to be a fiercely competitive AFC West division, Baker Mayfield’s trade interest, and what the Carolina Panthers might do in the upcoming NFL Draft.

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Baseball Radio: Aaron Judge Contract, Nats-Mets Tensions, Rachel Balkovec History

The 2022 Major League Baseball season is off to a fun start with superstars like American League Most Valuable Player Shohei Ohtani picking up where last season finished, new sensations including Hunter Greene, Bobby Witt Jr., and Steven Kwan debuting, and favorites like the White Sox, Astros, and Mets already flexing their muscles.

For WISE Sports Radio‘s weekly baseball segment, we talk about Aaron Judge turning down a huge contract extension with the New York Yankees, a developing feud between the New York Mets and Washington Nationals, and a historic debut for Rachel Balkovec in Tampa Friday night.

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