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Dog day afternoons on MLB Network

Chris "Mad Dog" Russo: "My father was a

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Chris Russo recently cut back his show on Sirius XM Satellite Radio from five to three hours. But fear not, Mad Dog fans: You will get one of those hours back during baseball season with “High Heat with Christopher Russo,’’ in which a news release promised he will “bring his passionate opinions and energetic delivery’’ to MLB Network.

In addition to his own unique verbal stylings, Mr. Russo...

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'Mad Dog' no like the NBA All-Star Game

The East Team's Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland

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Chris "Mad Dog" Russo is not fond of the NBA All-Star Game.

"Anything has to be better than the NBA All-Star Game," Russo said with the first 11 words of this soundbyte from Tuesday's "Mad Dog Unleashed" on SiriusXM Radio.

He continued by bashing the lack of defense and the attendance, and the inclusion of bands at halftime.

"The NBA [All-Star] game is a no-watch," he said. "You...

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Mike Francesa, Boomer Esiason, Craig Carton top Talkers' sports talk rankings

WFAN afternoon radio host Mike Francesa at the

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Keith Olbermann has been doing verbal battle via Twitter and ESPN with WFAN’s Mike Francesa, Craig Carton and Boomer Esiason, putting the FAN’s morning and afternoon shows on the same side of an argument for once.

One, big happy family? Um, no. But it’s been good, clean fun watching media egos mix it up for our amusement, with Olbermann playing his familiar role as button-pusher.

Among...

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