September 27: Show In Review
Bob and Matt are joined by former NFL quarterback Kordell Stewart to talk about the “read-option” and all the mobile QB’s in the NFL today and NBA Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler checks in to discuss whether Dwight Howard is ready to elevate the Rockets to the NBA’s elite.
Kordell Stewart, Longtime NFL QB, Atlanta DriveTime Host on 92.9FM
"Slash" joined the show to discuss his multitude of skills as a quarterback, wideout, and running back. With today's read option, Stewart addressed that perhaps his skill-set was ahead of its time. Stewart reminisced about sports moments that made him cry, and the disagreements he had with some of his coaches.
Clyde Drexler, NBA Hall of Famer
Michael Jordan never talked trash to him, but Larry Bird was one of the best trash talkers he’s ever encountered. Clyde reflected back on some confrontations with Jordan, Bird and Magic. LeBron James is capable of doing so many things, but Jordan was such a great scorer, and wasn’t as interested in getting his teammates the ball. The last few years, Dwight Howard has really sullied his reputation. But right now, he’s in a great place. He has good relations with the team, the community and management, and his comfort level will really help out with his image around the league.
September 26: Show In Review
With TSN naming it’s top 50 NHLers, Bob and Matt are joined by James Duthie to discuss the rankings and which players were omitted, and the NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano checks in to preview Thursday Night Football on TSN 1050 and break down the issues facing the New York Giants.
James Duthie, NHL on TSN
It’s almost impossible not to put Sidney Crosby #1 on the Top 50 list, but if you factor in health concerns, the race is a lot closer than it appears. Stamkos has a legitimate shot to be #1 on this list in this next 5 years. Phil Kessel is a guy who’s almost underrated amongst fans. They seem to have this reservation about including him amongst some of the best players in the world.
Andrew Siciliano, NFL Network
In spite of their slow start, the 49ers still are as talented as any team in the NFL, but the reality is, they’re just underachieving as opposed to being overhyped. The Redskins have major issues beyond RG3. as their defence has been circus ugly to this point in the season. The Giants main problem stems from their putrid running game, and their O-Line. David Wilson has lost the trust of Tom Coughlin.
September 25: Show In Review
Bob and Matt are joined by Comcast Philly analyst Rick Tocchet to breakdown the resulting fines and suspensions from the Sabres/Leafs brawl, Ian Eagle of the NFL on CBS checks in to discuss the struggles of RG III and Colin Kaepernick and UFC fighter Meisha Tate talks women in MMA and Ronda Rousey.
Ian Eagle, NFL on CBS
When you get the kind of publicity that RG3 got last year, there are going to be critics. Considering his performance early on, perhaps its warranted, but at the same time, we need to cut him some slack with his lack of preseason play and his rapid recovering from his knee injury. Kaepernick’s talents and smarts will allow him to adjust to his early season struggles.
Rick Tocchet, Longtime NHLer, Former Head Coach and Comcast Philly Analyst
Fining Ron Rolston is non-sensical considering the lack of precedent in this case. How can he be fined for putting one of his players on the ice? He also reflected back on some on-ice incidents back when he played, and if John Scott had gone after Wayne Gretzky he would’ve been swarmed by 5 or 6 players instantaneously.
Miesha Tate, Female MMA Fighter
Discussed her beef with Ronda Rousey and how it all came about. Also chatted about the differences between men and women in MMA, and why women don’t like the cold.
September 24: Show In Review
Bob and Matt chat with NFL.com analyst Gil Brandt about Tony Romo and the Cowboys, former Pro Bowl receiver Torry Holt checks in to discuss the similarities between this year’s Broncos and his “Greatest Show on Turf” Rams teams and Scotty Bowman joins the guys and says he agrees with the way Randy Carlyle used Phil Kessel in Sunday night’s Sabres/Leafs brawl.
9:32 - Gil Brandt, NFL.com Senior Analyst, Former Cowboys VP of Player Personnel
Tony Romo is a great Quarterback, but he always seems to miss the clutch putt on the 18th green. He needs to figure out a way to come through in the most important times of the game. Peyton Manning was essentially facing “air” last night, because there wasn’t much resistance from the Raiders defence.
10:02 - Scotty Bowman, Blackhawks Senior Advisor of Hockey Ops
Bowman discussed how training camp has evolved since his coaching days. Players back in the day would work regular jobs in the summer months, but now they spend all summer training. Bowman addressed John Scott going after Phil Kessel, and that as a coach in his day, he would have done exactly what Carlyle did and put out his skilled players to defuse the situation.
11:02 - Torry Holt, 7 x Pro Bowl Wide Receiver
The Denver Broncos really do look like the contemporary version of the Rams teams in early 2000’s. They have a ton of weapons on the offensive side of the ball, and that when they DON’T score a touchdown, there seems to be a real disappointment and disgust when that occurs. Manning hates to lose, not only games, but on every drive, every play, and he really demands the best out of everyone.
September 23: Show In Review
Looking back at the festivities at the ACC last night, Bob and Matt chat with Craig Button, Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci checks in to discuss the greatness of Mike Trout and NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry joins the guys to chat about Kobe Bryant’s injury rehab and the Nets hiring of Jason Kidd.
Craig Button, NHL on TSN
Clarkson made a real bad error in judgment last night, as he has to know the ramifications of leaving the bench. John Scott’s actions were the lowest form of gutlessness. If he gets away with a two game suspension, you have to have a real problem with it. Coaches need to be held accountable for their players’ actions.
Tom Verducci, Sports Illustrated
The Yankees don’t have guys in the pipeline, and this is clearly a talent drain on this organization with their players aging. Mike Trout is someone we almost take for granted, and he’s basically in a class of his own when it comes to performances at his age. Since Ted Williams at age 20, he’s the best young player in MLB history. If you made everyone a free agent today, GM’s would go with Mike Trout unanimously.
Rick Barry, NBA Hall Of Famer
Was involved in a few bench clearing brawls in his time as a player, but the mentality amongst NBA players is a lot different than NHL players. The hiring of Jason Kidd was an interesting one, and ultimately, a good one for the Nets. Kobe Bryant has been an incredible player for a very long time, and every day, he shows up and puts it all out there on the line. He’ll do all he can to be out there for opening night, and he wouldn’t bet against him.
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