Politics and sports are both full of echo chambers for supporters to reaffirm their previously held opinions. In college football, fan bases are frantically campaigning for their team to get in the Final Four. In the Big Ten, Ohio State, Penn State, and Michigan are all making their case.Colin thinks Ohio State will probably get in, but each team is flawed.
Penn State got housed earlier this year by Michigan. Ohio State had a bad loss at Penn State. Michigan has is on a 2-game losing streak. If the committee wants to put the best team in, he thinks it should be Michigan. It won’t be, but nobody wants to play against the Michigan right now.
“Michigan’s the best team in the Big Ten. Ohio State 2nd, Penn State 3rd and Wisconsin 4th.”
Aaron Rodgers flashed his old form, and the Packers beat the Eagles last night. People are already saying Green Bay and Aaron Rodgers are back. Colin says pump the breaks cheeseheads. The Eagles are a 5-5 team with a banged up offensive line and a rookie quarterback. Green Bay can’t run the ball, and has significant injuries on defense. The Pack isn’t back. If they make the playoffs, it will only be because they play in the terrible NFC North.
“Don’t confuse what you want to be true, with what is true. Green Bay is not a very good football team.”
The Eric Dickerson situation with the Rams has become an ugly mess for the organization and Jeff Fisher. The controversy surrounds a call Fisher allegedly made to Dickerson in which he told the Hall of Fame running back he wasn’t welcome on the Rams sidelines because of critical comments he made about the team on his radio show, and in The Herd. Colin sides with Dickerson in this fiasco.
He supports former-athletes in the media that have something to say, and they shouldn’t face retribution from the team for doing their job. Fisher comes out of this looking the worst. First, he lied during a press conference about making the call. Today, the team issued an apology to Dickerson essentially apologizing for Fisher. The truth is, he’s an average NFL coach, and has just been lucky enough to coach for teams where his consistent mediocrity has flown under the radar. That’s not how it works in L.A. Losing boring doesn’t cut it.
John Lynch – Super Bowl champ and Fox NFL Analyst is in-studio to discuss NFL Week 12 storylines, the Eric Dickerson drama with the Rams, if the Eagles should just sit Carson Wentz for the rest of the year if he’s injured, which teammates played best in crisis, what’s wrong with Bruce Arians and Arizona this year, and what his Denver sources tell him about the possibility of Tony Romo becoming a Bronco.
Christian McCaffrey – Stanford All-American running back joins the show to talk about his season, whether the Heisman Trophy matters to him, why Stanford was the right choice for him, what has been his toughest class, and what head coach David Shaw has meant to him.
Peter Schrager – Fox NFL Insider joins the show to attempt to explain the Giants success so far this year, whether the Giants are legit, if he’s a “the Packers are back” guy, why Rodgers deserves credit, why Jerry Jones also deserves respect after years of getting bashed, and the truth coming out of Houston about the Brock Osweiler experiment.
Lincoln Kennedy – Former Raiders Pro-Bowl offensive lineman and Raider analyst joins the show to discuss Eric Dickerson’s situation with the Rams, if he can relate by being a former player and a current team analyst, and what he sees in the Raiders and Cowboys offensive lines.