Mark Willard is in for Colin:
Mark is as on-board with Dak Prescott as one can possibly be, and he still feels like Dak isn’t getting his due. It seems like critics focus on finding something he can’t do, instead of marveling at the near impossibility of a rookie quarterback coming straight out of college to start for the Dallas Cowboys. He’s cleared every hurdle on the field, and flawlessly handled all of the off-field responsibilities that come with being the quarterback of “America’s Team.” He’s also doing it in the toughest division in football this year.
Ohio State should be in the Playoff if they beat Michigan, and when they do, they should, as Conor McGregor said, apologize to absolutely nobody. The idea that they should be held out because they didn’t win their conference championship is absurd. The Playoff should only be concerned with getting the best teams in, not protocols. Put the Buckeyes in the Final Four if they beat the Wolverines. No apologies required.
The Clippers are off to a hot 14-2 start this year, but Mark questions if they’re for real, or if it’s just the latest in a string of regular season mirages, followed by a dysfunctional postseason collapse. Are these Clippers different, or just another in the line of talented rosters set to underachieve when it matters? Mark will believe it when he sees it.
Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider joins the show to talk about what’s wrong with the Timberwolves and Tom Thibodeau, and whether people should be buying the 14-2 Clippers, or if it’s just more fool’s gold.
Alex Marvez – Sporting News NFL Insider breaks down Tom Brady’s injury status, if Belichick is playing for home-field advantage, why the Rams biggest problem is that they’re boring in L.A., and why he’s selling on the Raiders as a Super Bowl team.
Robert Smith and Leroy Hoard – Former NFL running backs and Ohio State and Michigan Alums join the show together to preview Michigan/Ohio State, get some digs in at each other before the game, explain what it’s like to team up with a rival in the pros, and their wager on the big game.