In a recent interview, Phil Jackson made comments referring to LeBron’s business team as a “posse.” Colin doesn’t think the comments were racially motivated, but he does believe they were intentionally disparaging and demeaning, and Jackson is too smart to not know how they would land.
Sports, like politics, is all about power, and the establishment is always in fear of losing it. LeBron James and his business associates have upset the traditional NBA power structure and made him the most powerful person in the NBA. NBA archetypes like Phil Jackson and Pat Riley are clearly struggling with losing their power within the league to players, like LeBron. Colin says deal with it, times have changed. (Maverick Carter joins the show for an exclusive interview to give his reaction to the comments)
“LeBron is the new establishment. Deal with it.”
Colin has had it with the College Football Playoffs, and the idea that only conference champions can make the playoffs. This year, Ohio State is headed for an 11-1 season, with their only loss coming on the road at Penn State, in which they led most of the game. But, they could find themselves on the outside, looking in at the Final Four because Penn State holds the tiebreaker.
Colin says enough is enough, he’s in favor of Ohio State making the Final Four if they win out because they’re the second best team in the country. In practically every other sport, teams don’t have to win their conference to make the playoffs. College football shouldn’t be any different.
“In the NFL. In the NBA. In the NHL. In Major League Baseball. You can be a wild card team and win the World Series, a Super Bowl, a Stanley Cup. Why be paralyzed by all these qualifiers? Why even have a committee? Just check the boxes.”
Colin is on the record saying that the Big Ten, as a conference, has better coaches than the SEC, and are gaining in the arms race for the best college football conference. But, the SEC is still lapping the field in terms of NFL talent, and it’s not even close. In last night’s Monday Night Football game between the Bengals and the Giants, SEC alums on both teams made all the big plays. Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr., Landon Collins, Jeremy Hill and A.J. Green, to name a few. The SEC may not have the best coaches, but they’re still lapping the field in terms of NFL talent. It’s not even close.
“Don’t kid yourself. This sport is overwhelmingly run by one conference. It’s in the South, the SEC.”
Ty Law – 3-time Super Bowl champ is in-studio to talk Patriots, what it was like playing for both Belichick and Pete Carroll, if the Steelers problems are the fault of the coaches or the players, what he saw in a young Tom Brady that showed he would be successful, and the cutthroat business of the NFL for a veteran player at the end of his career.
Jason McIntyre – Founder of the Big Lead and co-host of Speak for Yourself is in-studio to discuss Phil Jackson’s “posse” comments, how he thinks the College Football Playoff will play out, why he’s in favor of an 8-team playoff, and his take on Westbrook’s struggles without Durant in OKC.
Maverick Carter – Founder of LMR Marketing and business associate of LeBron James joins the show to give his reaction to Phil Jackson’s comments referring to LeBron’s business team as a “posse”, how LeBron changed his feelings about forgiving Dan Gilbert for his comments and returning to Cleveland, and when LeBron might stop by to sit on the couch for an interview in The Herd.
Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider is in-studio to discuss Colin’s interview with Maverick Carter and Phil Jackson’s comments, why they were disparaging, how LeBron has changed the power structure of the NBA, and whether there is any truth to the rumors that Klay Thompson is on the trading block in Golden State.
Charles Haley – NFL Hall of Famer, 5-time Super Bowl Champ, and author of Fear No Evil: Tackling Quarterbacks and Demons on My Way to the Hall of Fame, joins the show to talk about his battles with PTSD, bipolar disorder and depression after his playing career, how he overcame it, if he thinks it affected his playing career, if he felt his play was overlooked by the media, and which coaches he had the biggest impact on his life.