John Minko will give last WFAN update Friday after taking buyout

Another WFAN original will be signing off. Longtime update man John Minko announced Thursday on Mike Francesa’s Radio.com show that he will be taking a buyout from WFAN’s parent company Entercom because of the economic strain of the coronavirus pandemic. Friday will be the final day for the 67-year-old – nicknamed the “Mink Man” after being part of the fabric of the station for more than three-decades. He started with WFAN when it launched in 1987. Minko’s exit, which is believed to be voluntary, comes as Entercom informed employees about…

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ESPN co-hosts troll Katie Nolan into Julian Edelman Patriots rage

Katie Nolan was this close to cursing out another one of her beloved Patriots. Still recovering from Tom Brady’s shocking signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — prompting the ESPN personality to reveal that “Today was the first day in my life I ever said the phrase … ‘Eff Tom Brady.’ I said it out loud,” Nolan said after the quarterback’s introductory conference call — the New England fan was set into another fit of rage. Nolan lost it upon learning on “Highly Questionable” that Brady would be reunited with…

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Buccaneers bring back Blaine Gabbert to back up Tom Brady

The Buccaneers are adding some insurance for their new crown jewel. The team has signed journeyman quarterback Blaine Gabbert to a one-year deal as reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport on Thursday to back up newly-acquired superstar, Tom Brady. Brady is still playing at a high level, but the six-time Super Bowl champion turns 43 this August. Gabbert was selected No. 10 overall in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Jaguars, who traded up six spots to secure him. After a disappointing three-year stint in Jacksonville, he was traded to…

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Tim Tebow’s quarantine workout is different — and still insane

Share this: April 2, 2020 | 4:08pm Share this: Tim Tebow is definitely not skipping arm day, even with baseball halted midway through spring training. One thing professional athletes understand more than anyone is the importance of keeping their bodies conditioned, which can especially be challenging with gyms closed and adhering to social distancing guidelines. The Mets’ minor league outfielder posted a series of videos to Instagram on Wednesday detailing how he is staying swole. “Just wanted to share this workout. I know so many of the gyms are closed…

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Paige VanZant is now cooking naked with husband on Instagram

Share this: April 2, 2020 | 3:12pm Share this: Buns are on the menu at Paige VanZant’s. On Wednesday, the UFC knockout and husband Austin Vanderford continued their naked escapades at home, showcasing their kitchen skills this time. “Uh, are we doing this right??” VanZant captioned the cheeky shot on Instagram. Vanderford, a fellow MMA fighter, also shared the same snap, posting: “Cookin powder everywhere.” They followed up Thursday with a cocktail shot,” Whiskey or Wine??” Earlier in the week, the couple — who have been married since 2018 —…

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Tom Brady ready to ‘let loose’ with Howard Stern

Share this: April 2, 2020 | 2:52pm Now that he’s a Florida man, it sounds like normally guarded Tom Brady is ready to make a few headlines and open up to the self-proclaimed King of all Media. The six-time Super Bowl champion is slated to appear on “The Howard Stern Show” on SiriusXM Radio next Wednesday, and one thing you can be sure of is the longtime shock jock will press Brady on the details of his departure from the New England Patriots to sign as a free agent with…

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Leon Rose, Knicks cheer on ‘heroes’ fighting coronavirus pandemic

Share this: April 2, 2020 | 2:44pm Share this: The Knicks Twitter account sent out a short but inspiring video with a message from brass and players saluting New Yorkers and health care workers for staying strong during the coronavirus crisis that has rocked New York most significantly. Knicks president Leon Rose starts out the video along with a bearded coach Mike Miller. The video continues with snippets from RJ Barrett, Damyean Dotson, Frank Ntilikina, Mitchell Robinson, Bobby Portis, Julius Randle and Kevin Knox. Submit questions on your favorite New…

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Zack Britton: How far players willing to go to restart baseball

Share this: April 2, 2020 | 2:21pm According to Zack Britton, if MLB decides to start the season without fans inside ballparks due to the coronavirus pandemic that is okay with him and other players. As is the possibility of teams playing games at a neutral site. “All on the same page to play as many games as we possibly can,” the Yankees reliever said of the players and owners on Sirius XM’s MLB Network Radio channel. “If we’ve got to do that in empty stadiums for the safety of…

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J.J. Watt roasts himself over high school football photo

J.J. Watt is his own biggest critic. Replying to a before-and-after meme Wednesday — showing what the Texans defensive end looked like in high school compared to now — the five-time Pro Bowler made it clear there are some things he would have done differently. “For the love of pete, what in the world was happening in high school?” Watt began on Twitter. “Could someone introduce me to a bicep curl please? A squat? Anything. Those extra large shoulder pads aren’t fooling anyone.” Much has changed for Watt since high…

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Mike Francesa and top WFAN hosts asked to take pay cut by Entercom

As part of its layoff and furlough plan, WFAN’s parent company, Entercom, has asked its top hosts from Mike Francesa to Boomer Esiason and Gregg Giannotti to take 20-percent pay cuts and forgo bonuses through near the end of July, The Post has learned. Sources said Entercom’s COO Susan Larkin had a conference call with WFAN staff Thursday morning in which she laid out that contracted employees, like Francesa, Esiason and Giannotti, that make $250,000 or more will be asked to take a 20-percent pay cut. Those in the $100,000…

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