Golden State got drilled by the Spurs in their debut with Kevin Durant last night, Colin thinks they’ll win plenty of games, but after watching the 29-point blowout to the loss, he has questions about the composition of the team.
Too much of anything is a bad thing, and the Warriors glaring weakness is that they’re too one dimensional, and have lost all their rim protectors and front court size. He also doesn’t think that Durant has the makeup to be a villain. LeBron struggled being the villain when he went to Miami, and he’s far more mentally tough than KD.
“As a psychological play here, Durant’s got rabbit ears, and if they have troubles, he’s gonna take the blame, and he will be a terrible NBA villain. He is not built to be a villain.”
The Indians beat the Cubs in the first game of the World Series last night. The reason they have home field advantage is because the American League won the All-Star Game. Colin thinks it’s ridiculous that an exhibition decides home-field, especially because the team that has won Game 1 has won 12 of the last 13 World Series. He has a simple solution. Give the team with the best record home field advantage. Enough with the schtick.
“Think about this, because a pitcher for San Francisco, against a batter from Kansas City, gave up a home run in a random city, San Diego, the Cubs were punished. That would be like you getting audited by the IRS, because a guy in San Antonio lost a hand of poker to a guy from Baltimore, while in Vegas.”
College fans always point to records as a reason teams should be considered as contenders. Colin doesn’t think the record makes the team. Last year it was Iowa, this year it’s Nebraska. While Nebraska isn’t near the fraud of weak-scheduling Iowa, they aren’t even close to being a playoff contender.
Peter King – Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the MMQB joins the show to explain why he enjoyed Sunday night’s 6-6 tie between Seattle and Arizona, why the offensive line play in the NFL is so bad, why fewer practices are hurting the on-field product, his proposal to fix it, and why he thinks the Cowboys will stick with Dak Prescott no matter what happens this week.
Joel Klatt – Fox Sports College Football Analyst is in-studio discusses why top coaches are worth the money, how the money from a winning football program increases out of state students and a university’s bottom line, why west Virginia is the most disrespected team in college football this year, and his Almost Upset of the Week, which may or may not happen.
Eric Mangini – Former NFL head coach with the Jets and Browns is in-studio breaks down what has allowed Derek Carr, the secret behind the Patriots success with reclamation projects, and why he disagrees with Colin that offensive line play in the NFL has declined.