Kenny Mayne says leaving ESPN after 61 percent paycut offer was right move

1. It’s been about six months since popular SportsCenter anchor Kenny Mayne and ESPN parted ways after the company asked him to take a 61% pay cut.

On this week’s SI Media Podcast, I asked Mayne whether he felt the same way about his departure today as he did in the early months after it happened.

“That’s hard to quantify,” Mayne said. “It’s a great question, but I don’t know if I can answer it. I think I feel better about leaving because I know that it all turned out O.K. for me and my family.

“At the time, I was kinda running on high energy. Gretchen [Mayne’s wife] called it the ‘Kenny Mayne Ego Tour’ as I was getting all these podcasts requests and whatnot. She’s probably right. There’s probably something to that. But I didn’t invite it. I wasn’t out saying, ‘Hey, put me on.’ Like I

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Tim Tebow addresses Jake Paul’s challenge, rumors about move to boxing

Tim Tebow was a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback at Florida. Then, he briefly played the position in the NFL for the Broncos. Then, he tried to pursue a baseball career with the Mets. Most recently, he attempted an NFL comeback as a tight end with the Jaguars. If nothing else, the guy deserves credit for chasing his dreams.

Unfortunately for the 34-year-old, being cut by Jacksonville brought an end to his time as a professional athlete. Wait a second — is that Jake Paul’s music?

MORE: Urban Meyer explains why Jaguars released Tebow

The YouTuber-turned-boxer issued a challenge of sorts to Tebow after defeating former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley to move to 4-0 in his career.

“Aye (Tebow) I think it’s time for you to get into boxing,” Paul tweeted on Wednesday.

Before anyone could head to the tale of the tape, though, Tebow shut down the speculation about his

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Cade Cunningham’s Move On Jalen Green Is Going Viral

Detroit Pistons Cade Cunningham and Houston Rockets Jalen Green in NBA Summer League.

Detroit Pistons Cade Cunningham and Houston Rockets Jalen Green in NBA Summer League.

Tuesday night saw the most anticipated matchup of this year’s NBA Summer League so far. The Detroit Pistons faced off against the Houston Rockets — but more importantly, No. 1 overall pick Cade Cunningham faced off against No. 2 overall pick Jalen Green.

The two rising NBA stars made this matchup all the more interesting by guarding each other on most possessions throughout the game.

And with a spectacular play in the first half, No. 1 got the best of No. 2 yet again.

Hitting Green with a mean behind-the-back move, Cunningham shed his lottery pick counterpart and drained the deep ball.

This rivalry between Cunningham and Green dates all the way back to their high school AAU days and extended throughout their pre-draft careers. Back in May, Green perpetuated that rivalry with an indirect tweet to

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Panthers Reportedly ‘Considering’ Surprising Draft Move

A picture of a Carolina Panthers helmet on the field.

A picture of a Carolina Panthers helmet on the field.

The Carolina Panthers made one of the biggest moves of the offseason when they traded for New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold.

Carolina traded for Darnold, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, with the idea that he could be their longterm answer at the quarterback position.

The Panthers gave up a sixth round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, plus a second and a fourth-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. That’s not a massive package, but it’s a lot to give up for someone.

Based on that trade, you would think the Panthers are not among the teams to be considering a quarterback in Round 1. However, Carolina will reportedly “consider” Justin Fields if he’s there at No. 8 overall.

“From what I’m hearing, they would consider it,” ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler said on

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