Sports Media Talk with Michael McCarthy: ESPN, FS1, Stephen A., Breakout Talents, Changes to Watch For


Michael McCarthy of Front Office Sports joins to talk all things going on in sports media.

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Topics include;

  • What impact Stephen A. Smith’s increased workload will have on his next contract negotiations (current deal runs through 2021).
  • Will he be past his prime?
  • If FS1 will aggressively go after him like they did Skip Bayless and Colin Cowherd.
  • Get Up one year later.
  • If debate shows are a thing of the past.
  • The Monday Night Football booth’s future.
  • Chances Tony Romo leaves CBS. Fox? What happens with Troy Aikman.
  • The current state of FS1.
  • Will Stephen A. and Max Kellerman’s last on First Take?
  • The NBA ratings.
  • NFL rights deals. Turner next?
  • Breakout sports media talents so far this year.
  • Why Barstool is good for sports media.
  • Michelle Beadle’s future.
  • What is going on with Katie Nolan?
  • Sports media stories we are tracking.
  • Dan Patrick’s next move.
  • And more!

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