Maybe the league's biggest hypocrite is at it again. Still bitchin' and moanin' and gripin' about the play in process. And those mighty Los Angeles Lakers are only one game away from that 7th seed. Can you imagine? If Lebron doesn't like the play in and his team ends up there, he's really going to hate it. Especially if they lose! This is getting interesting wouldn't you agree? Let's talk about it.
Credit where credit is due. The Sacramento Kings could have given up and waved the white flag after the Utah Jazz spanked 'em hard last week. But they didn't. They stepped up and beat the Lakers at home, then swept the Dallas Mavericks for the season with a win in Dallas. Two big wins on the road. Good for them and it shows, they aren't giving up. It's still about winning and the embarrassment of that 154-105 loss shows they can turn it on. And that's without D'Aaron Fox. So good for them. But there's more today… I have an issue with Luka Doncic and his complaining. Hear it all on today's rant. And again, well done Kings. Well done.
So what is it really? What do you want Aaron? What soured you on the Green Bay Packers and who do you think you are anyway? Fire the GM? Yeah right. Like that's your call. I sure hope it's not. Just go retire and be quiet. And then there's Lebron James with the Lakers mouthing off again after a couple of rough losses. Too bad bud. Yeah, you're slipping into the lower tier of teams for the “play in” to the playoffs. Funny, when you were top seeded and looking good, you had no problem with it. All of a sudden , now you're screamin' about how stupid it is. We're going to talk about that a bit today as well as sharing some comments from Terry Bradshaw about the NFL QB's. We have a lot in common. Let's talk about it all a bit and let me know your thoughts as well.
So what's up with professional athletes today? $20-$30-$40 million dollars a year and they want to leave they're teams? That's not enough? Sports betting is changing the way players decide on their longevity and loyalty to a team, in my opinion. And now, Aaron Rodgers wants out of Green Bay. Really? When is enough enough and when does management at the team level get back in control? Aren't they the ones paying the salaries after all? What do you think? Are you inclined to watch more or less sports today than you did just a few years back? Let me know.
Yes, the entire NBA is talking about it and every NBA fan is keenly aware of it. That was the score when the Utah Jazz visited the Sacramento Kings on Wed. What do you call that? It's beyond embarrassing. I call it gutless. The Kings did not come out to play and it showed. Two good things: They've insured their place at the bottom of the league's defenses without a doubt and they've absolutely guaranteed another losing season. Here's the good news that Kings fans can be assured of, like the last 14 years in a row, they can now say it one more time…there's always next year. Do you think the fans in the arena asked for their money back? Hear more on today's podcast.
Why such little heat on Lebron James for his tweet earlier this week about putting a bullseye on the back of a police officer? Why no comment from the NBA? Lebron is a phenom when it comes to the sport of basketball, but he's a destructive force when it comes to social issues. Could his 50 million followers make an impact if he asked? Could he help rather than deter? Could the African American community benefit from his endorsement? Hear my opinion and observation of his hypocrisy in today's podcast.
The big day is finally here and we're going to be inundated with all the drafts and picks from the various teams. Sure, it's going to be interesting. And entertaining. And in some ways completely stupid. Teams and picks are going to get “graded”. That's right. Like in grammar school. Let's call it old school. Just look at teams and picks that got high “grades” last year and see what that meant for them as the season wore on. Not so much. Right? How about 2018 “grades” for the Jets and the Cardinals? A's and A+'s. Hey, I'm not kidding. Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen. A's. As in really good grades. And where are they now? How did that work out. So what about those “grades”. Retro-“grades” F. Let's talk about it on today's rant.
Yes, I'm talking to you, Kings fans. The team gets you excited when they win a few in a row, then they disappoint you by loosing a few in a row and the roller coaster of emotion goes on through the season until it's just about over. When you want the team to win, they lose. And now when you want the team to lose, they win themselves right out of a good draft pick. There's a little more to it all than that and I'll share my thoughts on it in Today's rant.
Chris Landry, yes, that Chris Landry, the NFL player guru and talent scout. He's worked with many teams including the Cleveland Browns, the Houston Oilers and the Tennessee Titans. It's a big quarterback draft and knowing so many 49er's fans are listening we have to talk a little bit about where that might go. But today's podcast is much more than just the QB's. It's about how Chris does what he does, how he's earned so much respect and how he sees some of today's stand out players. You'll get an education just by hearing him explain what he looks for and what he sees. The draft is Thursday. Buckle yourself in and get ready. It's going to be a wild ride.
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OK, it's a big day Thursday no matter which team you favor. But remember, no matter who your team picks, especially if it's a team called the Forty Niners and no matter which QB they decide on, my bet is Mack Jones but that's beside the point, it's going to take time. Don't expect a hero in the first season. Don't go gettin' all fired up because it wasn't your guy. Just enjoy the process, get excited and let's see where it all settles out. And remember, getting a young QB into the system takes time. Might even take a year. So lighten up a bit and let's see where it all goes.