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Cooley Joins 980 Broadcast team

Postby riggofan » Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:08 pm

Good news. No big surprise!

From ESPN980's facebook page:

Washington DC (July 16, 2013) - RED ZEBRA BROADCASTING announces today that they have signed Former Washington Redskin Pro Bowler Chris Cooley to a multi year deal. Cooley will join the Washington Redskins Radio Network as an in-game contributor. "Cooley's Corner" will be heard quarterly, every game beginning with the pre-season opener in Tennessee on August 8th, 2013. Chris joins former Redskin Hall of Famer Sonny Jurgensen, Rick "Doc" Walker and Brian Mitchell as former Redskin players that are members of the Washington Redskins Radio Network.

Hall of Famer Sam Huff stepped down earlier this summer after 50 years with the organization. Of the hiring, Chuck Sapienza, Executive Producer for the Redskins Radio Network said "To add a talent and fan favorite like Chris to our team will add excitement to our broadcast and a level of unpredictability for our listeners." Cooley had 429 receptions for 4,711 yards and 33 touchdowns during his 9 year playing career. Red Zebra CEO Rick Carmean said of the addition "Chris has shown he has a true knowledge of the intricacies of the game and I look forward to having him share those with our listeners along the Redskins Radio Network."

In addition to his duties for The Redskins Radio Network, Chris Cooley will also be joining the Redskins Broadcast Network for commentary on various TV and Web-based shows including The Mike Shanahan Coaches show on NBC 4. The Redskins open the 2013-14 regular season Monday Night September 9th at Fed Ex Field verses division rival Philadelphia. The Washington Redskins Radio Network can be heard nationally on 34 stations, including their flagship, ESPN980 (WTEM-AM) in Washington DC.

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Postby Chris Luva Luva » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:01 pm

Lovely, I'm happy for him.
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Postby Irn-Bru » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:55 pm

Good stuff. Gotta love Cooley's loyalty to the team. I hope he becomes a long-term Redskins media icon. He was and always will be one of my favorite players.
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Postby skinsfan#33 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:29 pm

Now that Dan Haley is leaving for the NFL network there is, a spot open at channel 4 sports
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Postby frankcal20 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:44 pm

skinsfan#33 wrote:Now that Dan Haley is leaving for the NFL network there is, a spot open at channel 4 sports


Dan Hellie is how it's spelled but all good. I think they already may have someone but good lord if news broadcasts ever thought outside of the box, it could be HUGE for ex nfl players.

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Postby riggofan » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:13 am

Irn-Bru wrote:Good stuff. Gotta love Cooley's loyalty to the team. I hope he becomes a long-term Redskins media icon. He was and always will be one of my favorite players.


Yep all Redskin.

Maybe Cooley and Doc on the radio broadcast in another year or two? :)

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Postby langleyparkjoe » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:24 am

I'm sooooooooooooooooooo happy for Cooley!!!
I REALLY appreciate it when players retire and stick around in the DMV.. that's a good look, plus he has a great personality and he vibes real nice with the Skins fans.
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Postby The Hogster » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:50 am

Glad he can stick around so fans won't constantly be wondering why he isn't our starting TE anymore. LOL HAIL
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Postby skinsfan#33 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:43 am

So does anty TE currently on the roster ever come close to Cooley's career numbers?
I would wager it is a safe say the answer willmost mostlikely likely be no and no one even come close.
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Postby skinsfan#33 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:51 am

frankcal20 wrote:
skinsfan#33 wrote:Now that Dan Haley is leaving for the NFL network there is, a spot open at channel 4 sports


Dan Hellie is how it's spelled but all good. I think they already may have someone but good lord if news broadcasts ever thought outside of the box, it could be HUGE for ex nfl players.

I was being a bit facetious when I said that.
By the way it sounds like Hellie is taking Rich Eisen's spot at nfl network.
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Postby Deadskins » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:19 pm

Irn-Bru wrote:Good stuff. Gotta love Cooley's loyalty to the team. I hope he becomes a long-term Redskins media icon. He was and always will be one of my favorite players.

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Postby Countertrey » Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:02 pm

"By the way it sounds like Hellie is taking Rich Eisen's spot at nfl network.
"... Then, he's doomed... no one can be Rich Eisen, except Rich Eisen.
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Postby DarthMonk » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:20 am

He's replacing Andy on the 4 to 7 show. They're gonna call it The Drive.
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Postby Deadskins » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:08 am

DarthMonk wrote:He's replacing Andy on the 4 to 7 show. They're gonna call it The Drive.

4 to 7, huh? I wonder if that's just coincidence. :lol:
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Postby DarthMonk » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:44 pm

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DarthMonk wrote:He's replacing Andy on the 4 to 7 show. They're gonna call it The Drive.

4 to 7, huh? I wonder if that's just coincidence. :lol:


It is but they made note of it in the article.
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