You know things are going bad when a team puts out a press release announcing the firing of their President of Basketball Operations and the name of the team is misspelled. That's right, the press release had this spelling of Timberwovles . How freaking embarrassing is that?
ESPN reported yesterday that Ben Simmons is adamant about not reporting to training camp with the Philadelphia 76ers. The 25 year old has 4 years left on a deal worth $147 million. If you're a team like Sacramento why not roll the dice? The next few days and weeks will be very interesting to see who blinks first.
On today's show I debate the running back position in the NFL. It has clearly become devalued by teams. Is that good, or bad for the game? I also discuss comments made by former Pistons great Isiah Thomas regarding the Black national anthem.
Will the Giants or Jets ever be good again? Both teams are 0-2 and there isn;t much optimism in sight. Jets fans are pinning their hopes on rookie QB Zach Wilson. He threw 4 interceptions two days ago against the Patriots. The Giants meanwhile just find new ways to lose week after week. Once again it looks like a long season ahead for NY football fans!
The New York jets are a mess. Sam Darnold who looked lost with the Jets has a new lease on life with the Carolina Panthers. His replacement, Zach Wilson out of BYU looks lost. Yesterday he threw four interceptions and was booed off the field. Maybe the problem in New York isn't the QB, but the surrounding cast! Darnold meanwhile threw for over 300 yards in leading the Panthers past the Saints to a 2-0 record!
Episode 8 gets you ready for the football weekend. Download Listen App or go to listenapp.co I am on weekdays at 6pm/ET
Today on the podcast I discuss social messaging in the NFL, both on helmets and on the field. Do you like it? Do you think it's a good idea? Are you bothered by it? I don't like it and I explain why. I also talk about Whoopi Goldberg criticizing HBO's Bill Maher for his comments regarding the Black National Anthem. I then talk about a phone call I had with a service provider that really surprised me.
NBC announced Steph Curry will be part of the Ryder Cup coverage. Why? I love Steph, but do we really need to see him on the coverage of the biggest golf event in two years? Network executives drive me crazy with this stuff!
Cleveland Browns Head Coach Kevin Stefanski announced yesterday that Odell Beckham Jr won't play this Sunday Vs the Houston Texans. Beckham is coming off a torn ACL last year and missed last week's game vs Kansas City as well. So what does Odell do? He puts out a video of him listening to a song by Drake which basically rips the coach. This guy simply doesn't get it!
Today on Listen App we had a very interesting discussion on messaging with the NFL. Social messages on helmets, Lift Every Voice and Sing have been in the news a lot lately. It was a very interesting discussion! Listen to me live weekday's at 3pm/PT on Listen App or go to Listenapp.co.