October 18: Show In Review
Matt and Bob are joined by former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien to discuss RG III’s struggles, FOX MLB insider Seth Everett talks about the injuries hampering Miguel Cabrera and Kansas Jayhawk legend Danny Manning checks in to discuss the pressure and expectations facing Andrew Wiggins.
10:02 - Mark Rypien, Super Bowl XXVI MVP w/ Redskins, Big Break Puerto Rico NFL Edition Competitor
Rypien was disappointed to hear that of 32 beat writers polled from all the NFL cities, none would choose RGIII to start its franchise. Due to his health Griffin is playing hesitantly, but Rypien hopes that confidence returns soon. Rypien also addressed how no "running" quarterback has won a Super Bowl, and broke down the best QB he's ever seen - Peyton Manning.
10:32 - Seth Everett, FOX Sports MLB Insider
Miguel Cabrera is seriously injured, whether it be a muscle tear or a broken bone, and the reveal is going to be very interesting. Jim Leyland is a guy whose management style is considered Hall-Of-Fame caliber, and putting Cabrera in the field is confusing at the least. Conventional wisdom says that the Cardinals won’t lose two games at home, but going against Kershaw, it’s pretty easy to imagine that he could push this to a Game 7. We’ve never seen him in a winner-take-all situation, but you know that Kershaw will be raring to go.
11:32 - Danny Manning, Former #1 Overall Draft Pick, Kansas Jayhawks Legend
For Andrew Wiggins, the talent is there for him to be great right away, but there’s a lot of maturing to do as a young man. When you get drafted, the hardest part is helping to change the culture, as most times, you’ll be going to a very bad team. From when he was in school, you had a chance to be a student, and you didn’t have to worry about people taking pictures of you at a party or something like that, and the amount of attention in the modern day that young athletes get on social media is shocking. It makes it very hard for a lot of these kids to develop, as the spotlight is always on them, and they always need to be aware of their surroundings.
October 17: Show In Review
Bob and Matt are joined by ESPN’s Chris Broussard who breaks down the Raptors’ roster as it stands now, ESPN’s John Buccigross discusses the criticism of Alex Ovechkin and former Titans linebacker Keith Bulluck checks in to preview tonight’s Seahawks/Cardinals matchup.
Chris Broussard, ESPN NBA Insider:
Getting rid of Bargnani was an excellent move by Ujiri and the Raptors, but the Knicks could benefit from his ability to spread the floor. You can’t write off the Raptors this year, they have some talent, but even with their nucleus, you can’t look at it and envision in three years being a championship contender.
Keith Bulluck, Longtime NFL Linebacker with the Titans, Sirius XM NFL Radio Host
For a defensive lineman to come out and attack Tom Brady, he needs to step up and have a great game. Tom Brady is one of the best pocket passers in the history of the NFL, and the Jets will need to play a mistake free game. Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner will be essential cogs in stopping the Cardinals passing game, and in turn, winning the game tonight. Von Miller’s return to the Broncos is going to be very intriguing to see how it changes the team, as he’s a definite difference maker on the defensive side of the ball.
John Buccigross, ESPN
Alexander Ovechkin has gotten a bad rap in his NHL career, and you wonder how much that has to with the Russian factor. This is a guy who’s been extremely durable throughout his career, and his team’s depth has never been world class. He’s a guy who plays like Lawrence Taylor on skates. There’s not a lot of fright when you play that team, and their goalie presence is lackluster.
October 15: Show In Review
Broadcasting live from the ACC, Bob and Matt preview tonight’s Wild/Leafs matchup on TSN 1050 with Dave Feschuk, discuss what’s wrong with the Oilers with Craig Button and recap Week 6 in the NFL with ESPN’s Bob Holtzman.
9:30 - Bob Holtzman - ESPN NFL Reporter
Bob joins the show to recap the weekend and last night's edition of Monday Night Football, and discusses rumors surrounding the Packers and what type of handle Mike McCarthy has on the locker room, as well as the NFC East and which team has the best chance of coming out of that division despite the mediocrity.
10:00 - Dave Feschuk - Toronto Star Columnist
Dave joins the guys in the booth at the ACC to look ahead to tonight's Leafs-Wild matchup, and what has contributed to Toronto's hot start early into the season. It was clear when the Leafs made the Bernier trade that they're not convinced about James Reimer, but you have to start Reimer tonight against Minnesota and see if he can carry good play into Thursday vs. Carolina.
11:00 - Craig Button - TSN Resident GM
For a player that's not playing a lot in the NHL, the world junior can be very beneficial to a young player. If a guy is playing regularly for your NHL team, why would you let him go to a junior tournament. I think the biggest key here is the dialogue between Nonis and the coaching staff about where they see Rielly's game elevating or dropping off to. You're watching for signs that he might be getting overwhelmed.
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