‘I Was Misrepresented In The Media’ | LaVar Arrington Puts You “Up On Game” With New Podcast Network

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LaVar Arrington is putting you Up On Game with a new move into the podcast world.

The FOX Sports Radio personality announced the launch of the “Up On Game Presents” podcast on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are heard.

Arrington’s Way

Currently, Arrington is the co-host of the network’s weekday morning program “Two Pros and a Cup of Joe” with Brady Quinn and Jonas Knox, and co-host of the nationally syndicated weekend program/podcast “Up On Game” with TJ Houshmandzadeh and Plaxico Burress.

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Produced in partnership with FOX Sports Radio, “Up On Game Presents” extends the network’s popular “Up On Game” program. This new podcast will feature various shows featuring entertaining and authentic personalities with unique perspectives and opinions driven by sports and pop culture.

“I’m super excited to kick off Up On Game Presents with this entertaining and engaging lineup of wide-ranging personalities and shows,” shared LaVar Arrington. “I’m so proud of what we’re accomplishing with the FOX Sports Radio and iHeartRadio team, and I’m confident listeners will love what they hear!”

PRITTY Good Company

There is a varied selection of programs that will be featured within the “Up On Game Presents” podcast feed covering football, combat sports, sneaker culture, and more.

Conversations with a Legend features host LaVar Arrington sit down with the best from the field, the stage, and beyond. These intimate conversations feature stories of legendary humans and their successful careers. New episodes of Conversations with a Legend will be available on Fridays.

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“PRITTY Left Hook,” hosted by Rhett Butler, features honest, unfiltered discussion on boxing, MMA, and combat sports, in addition to conversations with athletes, coaches, and personalities who don’t hold anything back. New episodes of PRITTY Left Hook will be available on Wednesdays.

“I just wanted to give a voice for the athlete,” said Arrington. “I know I was misrepresented in the media and that’s what drove me to want to create my own narrative and understand how the media works. Once I understood the media and its constant evolution the goal is to get as many voices, that are genuine authentic voices, the opportunity to be heard.”

The Lineup

Straight Facts, hosted by James Jackson, Jake Galli, “Stat” Matt Robinson, and Kyle Syrek, the program aims to educate and entertain listeners with fun conversation covering all things sports. New episodes of Straight Facts will post on Thursdays.

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What Are Those? Featuring producer, writer, and filmmaker Adam Butler explores the art of sneaker culture, featuring conversations with influencers, sneakerheads, industry experts, and others. New episodes of What Are Those? will be available on Tuesdays.

“It’s just real.With my ties to FOX Sports Radio and iHeartMedia it just gives me an opportunity to provide a platform to guys that are deserving of their voice to be heard on a larger scale,” said Arrington. “Hopefully, the return is that we build a community that appreciates our thoughts and ideas to be digested.”

Arrington’s list of athletic accomplishments is deep.

King Of The Mammals

The graduate of North Hills High School in Western Pennsylvania and Penn State University, Arrington was a three-year starter at Penn State.

He was also a Sporting News All-American in 1998, consensus All-American in 1999, Parade National Player of the Year, Bobby Dodd National Offensive Player of the Year, Gatorade Player of the Year (Eastern Region), and PA Player of the Year (USA Today).

In 1998, he became a Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and won the Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker and Bednarik Award as the top defensive player in NCAA.

Arrington was the second overall pick in the 2000 NFL draft, taken by the Washington Redskins. He made first Team All-NFC Conference and Pro Bowl selection in 2001, 2002, and 2003.


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Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. Rhett hosts the PRITTY Left Hook podcast, a polarizing combat sports insider's take featuring the world's biggest names.