Kurt Warner, former St. Louis Rams, Arizona Cardinals and NY Giants quarterback wants to see the NFL playoff games played in closed environments. Not on the natural turf of the teams that play in the frozen tundra. Really Kurt? And take the playoff game away from the fans that support their home team? Take the team away from home field advantage? The NFL is meant to be played outside on whatever turf that team plays on in their city. This is a crazy proposition for those reasons alone but I’ve got even a few more in my rant today. Check it out.
How about that! The Sacramento Kings not only set a franchise record for the most average points allowed on defense but it’s also a league record as well. That’s right, the Kings have the #1 absolute worst defensive rating of any team in the NBA, ever. Way to go guys. Oh, but De’Aaaron Fox had a career high 43 points. They still lost. Who cares how many points De’Aaron had? Pretty soon, nobody is going to care about who had how many points if they don’t figure out how to stop teams like the New Orleans Pelicans from beating them. Yeah, I’ve got a little more to say in my rant today. Check it out.
Did you know Reggie Theus was not only a basketball recruit but played football and baseball with the same vigor and passion that he did as basketball? From his college days at University Nevada Las Vegas to his professional start in basketball in Chicago with Jerry Sloan, Reggie gives a great perspective on his career. He was one of a kind during his days on the court and he continues today in his own unique way. I think you’ll enjoy our conversation today. I know we sure had fun with it.
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What is going on with Houston sports? First it was James Harden with the Houston Rockets and now that the soap opera has ended and he’s a temporarily happy camper in Brooklyn with the Nets, up pops Deshaun Watson. Yeah, that Deshaun Watson. Franchise quarterback for the Houston Texans. He wants out. This is one special player you do not want to lose if you’re a Houston football fan. But it’s not looking pretty for the Texans. I have a little more to say about it on today’s rant.
As promised, today is a sort of rant off between Zack and John. Zack goes off on the NBA and the crazy Covid protocols and John gets after the Cleveland Browns. Both did a good job but let me know what you think too. We’ll be doing it again so let’s see who can bring it. I look forward to your comments!
Scot Pollard, former Sacramento King and Indiana Pacer talks with Grant about his perspective on today’s NBA and the attitudes and behavior of players in the league. The conversation goes in a variety of directions that you may not have expected as they reflect on how players were when Scot played versus how they are today. There are many differences but you’ll be surprised to hear the similarities as well.
As you know, I’ve been ranting on James Harden for over a month. The Houston Rockets may now be a better team because of his moving to the Brooklyn Nets. I hope so. Now he can see what he can do to disrupt another already challenged team. He’s going to get to play with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant. Well, at least Durant. We know where he is on game night. Isn’t it clear to league leadership that players are going to demand the teams operate around what they want vs the other way around if they don’t get their arms around this mess? Let’s talk about it for a minute today.
Every year around College Bowl time the conversation bubbles up. Big 10 vs Pac 10 vs SEC. After so many years of less than stellar performances, let’s just call it what it is. Big 10 is good. That’s it. Not great. If you want to know more about how I come to that conclusion, then be sure to listen up today. Let’s end this annual discussion.
Seriously now. If you or I had acted the way Kyrie Irving is acting, we would no longer have our jobs. We get paid, we go to work and we support our “team” …our company, our fellow workers, right? So why does the NBA allow this sort of behavior to continue? Why do these players the team so desperately needs for many reasons, get to simply disappear? What’s with Kyrie anyhow? C’mon, if you need help, get it and we’ll all understand but this just not showing up is unacceptable. Enough already Kyrie. Time to play ball. Show up. And the same for the league. Stop it already. Get control of your players and hold them accountable. I’ve got more to say about it all in today’s rant.
You know I could go on forever about the value of sports and it’s impact on so many things, including life in general. I have a particular story that I want to share for it’s value in so many ways that began with a parking space and led to a lifelong relationship for two families that just happen to be Alabama fans. One of those families also happens to be the family of Jordan Battle of the University of Alabama football program. You have to hear the story of how this relationship occurred and what incredible people his parents are. It truly is one remarkable story that really highlights the value of sports to bring people together. And, for me, I was the fortunate one to be able to hear the story firsthand from those who created it. It is truly unbelievable. I hope you enjoy it!
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