Colin is live from Super Bowl LI in Houston:
In football, the shield is the star. In baseball, history is the star. In the NBA, the stars are the stars. LeBron James is the biggest NBA star and just publicly ripped Charles Barkley after Barkley criticized his public comments ripping the Cavs.
Colin doesn’t think Sir Charles was out of line in his criticisms, but for the first time he thinks 14 plus years of exposure to intense pressure and criticism is finally getting to James.
“I am sensing mental and physical fatigue from LeBron James.”
Colin openly questioned San Francisco’s hiring of John Lynch as their new GM. He knows and likes Lynch personally, but thought that the hire was bizarre. Last night, Colin sat down with Lynch over a couple of sodas and came away impressed with Lynch’s plan to succeed and especially his self-awareness to realize he needs to surround himself with experienced personnel people.
Colin thinks the biggest obstacle to Lynch’s success is Niners owner Jed York. York has a history of leaking unfavorable stories to the press to shed negative light on his coaches and GM’s and make himself look better. He did it with Harbaugh and Chip Kelly. John Lynch needs to watch his back.
It worries me with the 49’ers that people show you who they are, and whenever I see 49’ers stories, some were leaked to my former employer, some were leaked to us.
I just feel that I can’t trust the guy running that football team. He keeps showing me time and time again.”
Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro tight end is on set to discuss his reality TV show Catching Kelce; how things on the show got weird; why he would keep the Pro Bowl and get rid of the preseason; if he feels a need a to pursue off field opportunities because of the short length of the average NFL career;
Peter King – Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the MMQB is on set to explain how the John Lynch hiring caught him off-guard; what he thinks Peyton Manning’s next step will be; why Art Modell told Robert Kraft not to hire Bill Belichick; why he thinks Belichick hasn’t talked to him in 10 years;
Warren Moon – 9-time Pro Bowler, NFL Hall of Famer and Seahawks analyst is on set to discuss the future of the Pro Bowl; why he thinks that NFL teams need the preseason; why he would go back to the old-style NFL training camp; if he ever got nervous before a big game; and if he would give up his Hall of Fame jacket for a Super Bowl ring.
Joe Theismann – NFL MVP Super Bowl champion with the Washington Redskins is on set to talk about his Super Bowl winning team; how he ended up returning punts as a rookie; why he thinks Brady is the G.O.A.T; why he thinks Tom Brady has one of the strongest arm’s in NFL history; and word association with all-time quarterbacks.
Bill Romanowski – 4-time Super Bowl champion with the Broncos and 49’ers is on set to break down his dinner with Colin last night; recall his favorite memories from his 4 Super Bowl wins; his preparation leading up to the games; if it’s possible to over prepare; and his Super Bowl pick.