The new College Football Playoff rankings came out last night, and Colin is not impressed. He thinks the committee is gutless because they are too paralyzed by ranking teams according to records. In Colin’s opinion, Michigan and USC are 2 of the 4 best teams in the country, but they will never get in the Final Four because the committee ranks the teams in order by record like a third grader. It’s ridiculous.
“This committee has no courage.”
Yesterday, Ben Roethlisberger said that the Steelers need to knock off the excessive celebration penalties as they make their final playoff push with a razor thin margin of error. The media has made a cottage industry out of outrage against the NFL because for being the “No Fun League” in terms of celebrations. Colin says the evidence shows that celebrations are largely permitted in the NFL, but just because they won’t allow EVERY touchdown celebration doesn’t make it the U.S.S.R.
“There is no upside to celebrating in sports at all. None.”
In a recent radio appearance, former NFL quarterback Joe Theisman said that any GM that would trade for Tony Romo should lose their job. He argued that Romo has a bad back, a fragile collar bone, and hasn’t been able to stay upright behind the best offensive line in the NFL. Colin says there are health risks with Romo, but if you look at what’s available coming out of the draft, and what else will be on the market, Romo is head and shoulders above the rest. GM’s should be fired if they are in a position to get Romo and aren’t at least making the call.
Nick Wright – FS1 host is in-studio to jump head first into an argument with Colin on NFL celebrations, why he thinks it has to do with power and race, why the lack of a concrete definition by the NFL about what constitutes an illegal celebration makes it hard on the players, why Odell Beckham is the best non-quarterback in the NFL, and why Colin should love Russell Westbrook.
Ray Lewis – 2-time Super Bowl champion and Ravens great is in-studio reminiscing about his most memorable battles against great offensive lines, why chemistry is as important as talent, what he remembers about the worst NFL team he was a part of, and when he knew they had finally turned it around.
Greg Jennings – Former Packers Pro Bowl wide receiver joins the show to weigh in on the debate over NFL celebrations, why he didn’t feel the need to celebrate as a player, his take on the Eric Dickerson/Rams controversy, and why the expectation for athletes turned broadcasters should be honest opinions, uninfluenced by relationships in the league.