It’s a best case scenario for baseball, with a Game 7 tonight in Cleveland. People are killing Joe Maddon this morning for going to Aroldis Chapman last night while leading 7-2, and leaving him in the game until the 9th. Colin agrees with Maddon for going with Chapman to secure the win and guarantee a Game 7. When the season is on the line, you empty the bag to get to a Game 7. Managers that worry about pitching rotations and rest, with the season on the line, are sitting at home like Dusty Baker.
“Bringing Aroldis Chapman in, in the 7th inning, there is no argument. That is what you do. 2 outs, runners at 1st and 2nd. You lead 7-2. But, the best batter for the Indians, Francisco Lindor, is coming up. Double makes 7-2, 7-4. Another walk, tying run comes up. With your history? Empty the bag. You get to a Game 7.”
Even though Colin agrees with Maddon’s pitching move last night, he thinks the Indians have the Game 7 advantage with starter Corey Kluber, Andrew Miller and the rest of the Cleveland bullpen rested and ready to go. He likes the Tribe at home to win Game 7 and the championship, but wouldn’t mind seeing the Cubs prove him wrong.
Washington was ranked 5th in the first college football, and some are up and arms because the Huskies are undefeated, but upon closer inspection their schedule doesn’t stack up, and one-loss Texas A&M deserves to be ranked ahead of them at this point. Colin isn’t in the business of rewarding bad out of conference schedules, and although Washington is better than Fake I.D.’s Iowa or Nebraska, they still shouldn’t be rewarded for playing cupcakes.
“Washington has played a garbage out of conference schedule. Struggled to win at awful Arizona. And we now know that Stanford and Oregon aren’t very good.”
Ray Lewis – Two-time Super Bowl champion is in-studio discussing the difference between friends and teammates, why he can’t stand Jamie Collins’ comments that he’d rather play video games than football, his take on Cam’s comments blaming the officials, and why he doesn’t think officials give Cam his due.
Joel Klatt – Fox Sports College Football Analyst is in-studio to talk about his issues with the initial College Football Playoff Rankings, why he thinks the selection process is flawed, push back against Colin’s opinion that Washington isn’t a Top 5 team, and his highly anticipated Almost Upset of the Week.
Miesha Tate – UFC fighter and former bantamweight champ is in-studio to look ahead to her upcoming UFC 205 fight against Raquel Pennington at Madison Square Garden, explain why she chose to be a UFC fighter, what it’s like to walk out for a big fight, whether she prefers a chokehold or a knock out, and why her relationship with Ronda Rousey is so complicated.
Tom Verducci – Fox Sports Baseball Analyst joins the show to preview World Series Game 7, discuss what he makes of Maddon’s use of Aroldis Chapman in Game 6, who he thinks has the edge in the deciding game, how the scope of this game is so massive, and why he thinks Jake Arrieta could pitch tonight for the Cubs after starting last night.
Aaron Eckhart – Actor and star of Bleed for This is in-studio discussing his new movie about boxer Vinny Pazienza, his role in the movie as trainer Kevin Rooney, how he changed his body for the role, his recent role in Sully, and why it’s different working with Tom Hanks.