Colin thinks the Cubs 9th inning comeback win against the Giants to win the NLDS last night was the best baseball game of the year. It had urgency, drama, historic franchises, curses, and all of it took place on the biggest stage. When baseball has urgency, it’s incredible and beautiful sports.
Sports is being dominated by smart front offices. The best teams use data, not hunches, and are run by Ivy leaguers and number crunchers, not “baseball guys going with their gut.”
“Sports used to be a lot of hunches, and “go with your gut”, it’s not anymore. The front office of the Warriors. Cleveland and the Cubs. Very analytically driven. New England, and San Antonio, with their international scouting. If you like sports to be about smart. It’s smarter than ever.”
Major UFC announcement with Dana White exclusive to The Herd regarding the return of Ronda Rousey’s return to the Octagon.
“Ronda Rousey is back. She will fight December 30th against Amanda Nunes for the (women’s bantamweight) title. The champ is Amanda Nunes, who took the title from Miesha Tate.” -Dana White
Colin thinks Tom Herman can make the leap straight to the NFL. He’s MENSA smart, has a blue blood coaching pedigree and a brilliant offensive mind. If Adam Gase can coach in the NFL, so can Herman, tomorrow.
Colin thinks even if Romo is healthy, the Cowboys should set him up for success by giving Prescott a couple more starts, so he can return against the Browns, who they’ll crush. It’s not disrespectful to Romo, it’s just being savvy, and understanding the politics of football.
Colin’s two rules to live by:
“Be in bed by 10 and don’t do meth.”
Dana White – UFC President is in-studio to for a major announcement regarding the return of ronda Rousey, why he thinks the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s $250,000 fine levied against Conor McGregor for throwing water bottles at a press conference is absurd, and why it’s important to have a loaded UFC 206 card for the sport’s New York debut at MSG, weight classes be damned.
Peter King –Founder/Editor-in-Chief of the MMQB joins the show via the Cowherd Global Satellite Network to discuss Colin Kaepernick being named the starter in San Francisco, how much leash he gets, why most teams would kill to have a QB controversy like the Cowboys, and why the elections are definitively to blame for the NFL ratings drop.
Eric Mangini – Former Jets and Browns Head Coach is in-studio to give his opinion on the Niners starting Kaepernick, the dynamics of the NFL coach/GM relationship, whether the Cowboys should hand the starting job back to Romo immediately if he’s fully healthy, and whether the Bears should cut ties with Jay Cutler.
Joel Klatt- Fox Sports College Football Analyst stops by to explain why he would call Greg Schiano first if he had to fill a coaching vacancy, whether Charlie Strong is out at Texas, why Brian Kelly’s player blaming style doesn’t work, his Ohio State/Wisconsin preview, and his Almost Maybe, Possible, but not Guaranteed Upset of the Week.