Let me upfront about this, I love the Dan Patrick Show. Love it. I always have. I was onboard from the moment it began on radio, but I really became a fan when the show was simulcast on TV, first on AT&T Sportsnet in 2010 and then when it moved to NBCSN in 2012.
I think Paul Pabst is one of the best morning producers going, Todd Fritz is unquestionably one of – if not THE – top booker in sports talk, known and beloved by PR rooms everywhere. And then there’s Seton, the fantastic Audio producer, who’s one of the realest to run it. Of course, we all love McLovin’ or “Pearl” (Andrew Perloff) as he is just a singular type of journalist and lover of all things Philly.
In Denver, the original simulcast was actually on Altitude, and then that channel changed over around the same time the show primarily moved to NBCSN.
After 7 years on NBCSN, the show will no longer be broadcast there as of March 1st. That’s fine by me. You have no idea how often the show would just not air for no reason at all, being replaced by practice at F1 or some bullshit Ski warmup. Then they started cutting the last hour for Mecum Auto shows, or in some cases, Fishing with (insert Southern guy). They really treated the show poorly as a property.
After Dan Patrick did not reup with NBC for Football Night in America, it was clear the NBC relationship had soured. Reportedly, Dan wanted a shorter contract and NBC wanted to lock him for longer.
So, where is the show going? Well, after launching the Dan Patrick app with over 700,000 installs apparently, the Dpshow probably felt pretty comfortable about jumping ship if the deal wasn’t right.
My guess? Now that At&T Sportsnet is a real channel with national stations, The DPShow would make sense as a lead-in to his great friend’s show “The Rich Eisen Show” which airs at 9am PST. That’s where I think it will land.
We will see on Friday.