The Cubs winning the World Series would be a historic victory, but would also end baseball’s best remaining storyline. Colin thinks that the Cubs losing to Cleveland would be great for baseball because it would keep the story going. The Cubs drought is driving the playoff ratings, and it would again next year if they lose. It’s a story that’s even intriguing to non-sports fans.
“If the Cubs win the World Series, your last great story is over. That is why for Major League Baseball, the Indians beating the Cubs is a great, not a good, a great thing.”
Colin gives his four reasons why the Warriors won’t win the NBA title this year. Many experts are predicting smooth sailing for Golden State’s newly formed super team. Colin sees potential pitfalls lurking below the surface.
“Remember how hard getting the first one was in Miami for Wade, LeBron, and Bosh. And that team didn’t have to face LeBron, they had LeBron.”
Colin argues that Deflategate is the best thing to happen to the Patriots. Not only is Tom Brady lighting the league on fire since it happened, Belichick also was able to showcase Jimmy Garoppolo, who he can parlay into multiple first round picks this offseason. Deflategate didn’t kill the Pats, it made them stronger.
Colin doesn’t trust very many people, but he trusts John Elway, especially when it comes to evaluating quarterbacks. Last night, his decision to let Brock Osweiler walk was validated.
Ohio is defying conventional logic and enjoying its best sports year ever. With no geographic advantages, Ohio is center of the sports world. The Indians are in the World Series, the Cavs won the NBA title, the Buckeyes could get to the Final Four, and the best golfer in the world, Jason Day, calls Ohio home. It’s an embarrasment of riches for the Buckeye state.
Colin also releases his Herd Hierarchy through 7 weeks of the NFL season. There’s a new team at the top of the rankings, and a surprise team that’s in for the first time.
Eric Mangini – Former Jets and Browns head coach is in-studio discussing whether the NFL should revert to sudden death overtime, whether Derek Carr is a legitimate MVP candidate, if the Cowboys trading Dez Bryant would be addition by subtraction, and the difficulty of having to game plan to pacify a star like Bryant.
Chris Broussard – Newly minted FS1 NBA Insider makes his first appearance on the truth couch. He’s talking NBA opening night, why he picked Golden state to win it all, why he doesn’t agree with Colin that chemistry will be an issue for the Warriors, if he thinks the Kerr/Draymond drama could resurface, and if he’s surprised by Kevin Durant embracing the villain role.
Peter Schrager – Fox NFL Insider joins the show to discuss what’s happened with the turnaround in Miami, whether there’s reason for concern with Jared Goff and when he might make his debut, what has happened with Matt Stafford, and if he thinks any teams will be active before the trade deadline.
Jason Whitlock – FS1 host and co-host of Speak for Yourself is in-studio talking NBA opening night storylines, why he disagrees with Colin that the Warriors will have chemistry issues, why once football loses the moms of America it really has a huge problem, and why he thinks baseball would be wise to embrace Americana and steer away from the progressive direction of other pro sports leagues.