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Chris Christie is potential candidate to replace Mike Francesa on WFAN

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At the end of the year, Mike Francesa’s tenure with WFAN will come to an end after an incredible run of 30 years.

It’s been quite the ride for ol’ Mike, but there’s a big name who could be waiting in the wings to take over a prime spot on the biggest radio market in the country.

WFAN’s program director, Mark Chernoff, told NorthJersey.com that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is among “plenty of candidates” the station is considering for the role.

The N.J. Governor has some recent experience behind the microphone as he’s become a frequent co-host of the “Boomer and Carton Show.”

Christie has said that he doesn’t believe his future will be in Washington D.C. in President Donald Trump’s administration and is set to leave office just three weeks after Francesa will sign off of WFAN for the final time.

 

Helicopter carrying WWE exec makes emergency ocean landing

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GILGO BEACH, N.Y. (AP) The son of World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Vince McMahon has been rescued unhurt from a helicopter that made an emergency landing in the ocean waters off New York.

Shane McMahon was the passenger in the Robinson R 44 helicopter that came down in the Atlantic Ocean off Long Island’s Gilgo Beach late Wednesday morning. The red aircraft could be seen bobbing on its bright yellow pontoons as small boats circled.

Shane McMahon is also a WWE executive. His mother is Linda McMahon, who heads the Small Business Administration in President Donald Trump’s White House.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the helicopter had taken off from Westchester County Airport in White Plains. The pilot issued a mayday call before going into the water.

It’s not yet clear what went wrong.

Tag is now a professional sport and it’s kind of awesome

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Playing tag is probably one of the most common activities played during elementary school recess. Chasing each other around asphalt playgrounds in a game of tag is simple and, frankly, quite a work out. But now this simple sport is becoming a social-media craze thanks to World Chase Tag.

The organization describes chase tag as “High Intensity Interval training (HIIT), that’s great for aerobic fitness, agility, balance and core strength.”

World Chase Tag has their own set of rules and terminology for different types of matches, whether it’s a Chase Tag Team Chase Off, Chase Tag Multiplayer or Chase Tag Chase Off.

In a game of cat-and-mouse, two people chase after each other in a spotlit arena with obstacles like platforms and bars. Athletes run, jump and slide in attempt to either chase or run away from the other while crowds cheer on from the sidelines.

World Chase Tag meet ups have taken place in several countries like London, India and Japan, and prize money is even offered to the two athletes with the best chase (based on viewer voting).

Who said recess games are only for kids?