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Terry Bradshaw joined Ben & Woods: “I Want (Rivers) To Win A Super Bowl…And He’s Got A Team That Can Do It”
Hall of Fame QB Terry Bradshaw talks NFL divisional playoffs, wanting Philip Rivers to win a Super Bowl, his thoughts on Antonio Brown’s drama in Pittsburgh, and he gives us a sneak peak at a major upset prediction for one of this weekend’s games.

Mike Goff joined Scott Kaplan: “I Don’t Think The Chargers Are Going To Beat The Patriots. But With Rivers They Have A Chance”
Former Charger Lineman Mike Goff joined Scott Kaplan to talk about the Chargers’ two devastating losses to the Patriots in 2006 and 2007. Plus, he shares his thoughts on Sunday’s matchup in Foxboro.

Broncos expected to hire Vic Fangio as head coach – NFL
Vic Fangio is getting his first shot to be a head coach in the Mile High City. He’s walked at least that far to get there. The Denver Broncos are expected to hire the longtime defensive coordinator, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday, per sources informed of the situation. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero added Fangio is getting a four-year deal with a fifth-year option.

Cleveland Browns to name Freddie Kitchens as next head coach – USA Today
The Cleveland Browns have apparently decided not to fix something that wasn’t broken. Freddie Kitchens, who served as the team’s interim offensive coordinator after the midseason firing of Hue Jackson, will be named the next head coach, a person close to the situation confirmed to USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday.

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Austin Hedges joined Darren Smith in studio: On Relationship With Umps, Hosmer & Game Of Thrones Recap
Is Austin Hedges better looking than Eric Hosmer? Plus why he gets to know umps, the influence of A.J. Ellis, preparing for spring training and a recap of the first four seasons of Game of Thrones.

A’s expect top pick Kyler Murray to enter NFL draft – San Francisco Chronicle
The A’s expect Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, the team’s top pick in June, to declare for the NFL draft Sunday, multiple sources told The Chronicle on Wednesday. Declaring for the draft does not guarantee that Murray, an outfielder whom Oakland selected ninth overall, will decide to reject his $4.66 million deal with the A’s outright, but it certainly increases the chances that Oklahoma’s quarterback will decide to go pro in football rather than baseball.

Jeff Garcia joined Ben & Woods: “Hopefully The FFL Is Something People Can Embrace And Get Behind And Get Excited About”
Former All-Pro QB Jeff Garcia, the GM of the new San Diego Warriors football, shares some info about the league and what the big vision picture is for the Warriors when they begin play here in San Diego in 2020.

Alabama QB Jalen Hurts enters transfer portal – ESPN
Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts took an important step toward leaving the program as he entered his name and information into the NCAA transfer portal, a source told ESPN. Hurts, a junior, has one year of eligibility remaining.

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Xander Schauffele joined Darren Smith: On His PGA Rankings And Preparing For Farmers Insurance Open
Former Aztec Xander Schauffele discussed his PGA rankings, how life has changed since his first PGA win and preparing for the Farmers Insurance Open.

In Kliff Kingsbury fiasco, USC’s Lynn Swann again shows inexperience as athletic director – LA Times
Kliff Kingsbury said the USC job was “calling my name.” He said the USC job “is where I wanted to be.” Asked whether he was at USC to stay, he said, “That’s the plan.” Asked about the NFL, he said, “I haven’t even thought about it, honestly.” Kingsbury said these things about two weeks ago in an interview with ESPN’s Shelley Smith. Their conversation took place about two weeks after he was hired as USC’s offensive coordinator and the team’s most important offseason acquisition. That Kingsbury bolted Heritage Hall after one month and accepted the head coaching job with the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday makes him look like a con man. But, perhaps worse, it makes the USC athletic department look like fools.

Chargers DT Brandon Mebane mourning death of 7-week-old daughter – ESPN
Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Brandon Mebane said that his 7-week-old daughter Makenna died Thursday. “I’m still thankful, and I thank God every day,” Mebane said. “I still pray. We’re taking it one day at a time.”

San Diego Sports Association
73rd Annual Salute to the Champions
Join us as we celebrate San Diego’s top athletes and icons at the 73rd Annual Salute to the Champions Dinner, featuring Breitbard Hall of Famers Steve Fisher, Meb Keflezighi, Terry Norris, and more! Salute is hosted by the San Diego Sports Association on Thursday, January 31st at the San Diego Marriott La Jolla.

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