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Mike Francesa to host podcast for BetRivers sportsbook

The Sports activities Pope has a brand new pulpit.

Mike Francesa has signed a cope with the BetRivers sportsbook to do a biweekly podcast entitled “The Mike Francesa Present,” according to Barrett Sports Media.

Francesa will likely be reunited together with his longtime producer Brian Monzo. The present, in the interim a minimum of, will likely be audio solely although a video part might come later. Francesa may even narrate commercials for the sportsbook.

Francesa was a stalwart of WFAN afternoon drive for greater than 30 years, first in partnership with Chris “Mad Canine” Russo, and later solo. He briefly retired in 2017, returning only a few months later till he retired from radio once more in 2020.

Francesa’s contract with WFAN expired on the finish of 2021, and when you had been a bettor it was seemingly he would land with a sportsbook after doing NFL picks, amongst others, on his radio present for years. The 68-year-old Francesa additionally owns a horse, Excessive Oak, who might compete on the this 12 months’s Kentucky Derby.

As sports activities playing legalization has continued to proliferate throughout America, sportsbooks like Rivers, DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM and Caesar’s have infused the sports activities content material business with money in hopes of changing reside sports activities and sports activities media shoppers into bettors.

An official announcement is predicted to be made Tuesday morning round 9am ET, in accordance with the report.

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