Colin was shocked when he tuned in to watch the Lakers beat the Rockets in their first post-Kobe game under new head coach Luke Walton. It’s not a coincidence that all the young stars had smiles on their faces now that a diminished Kobe isn’t dominating the ball and looming over them. The Lakers appear they might finally have a direction and identity going forward now that Kobe is out of the picture. It’s about ball movement and spacing, not Kobe. Don’t get confused, the Lakers will probably win 30 games, but at least it’s entertaining.
“When I watch the Lakers last night. Ball movement. Spacing. It’s not anti-Kobe, it’s a referendum against his style.”
Colin is sick of people romanticizing the past in sports. Sports today has never been better. People complain just to complain. The NBA is more exciting because teams score more than 80 points. The NFL is more competitive than ever. Even the bottom feeders are relatively competitive. And sports coverage isn’t limited to just highlights, there’s more variety than ever. Opinions, debate, more networks and coverage. Stop whining.
“Remember that Spike Lee, Pacers/Knicks series. ‘Oh, that was unbelievable!’ That was pro wrestling with free throws.”
Colin doesn’t like the World Series format of 2-3-2, he thinks it’s a disadvantage for the team that has to play 3 home games in a row and play Game 1 of a series on the road . During this election season, Colin is proposing Prop1-2-2-2 to resolve the problem. It’s a fair deal for all Americans and needs to be passed into law by the MLB.
He also thinks the World Series is going to be incredible starting in Game 3 on Friday, because of the added atmosphere that come with Wrigley Field. There are very few stadiums that really pop on television, and Wrigley is one of them.
Colin thinks the idiot fan in Philly that harassed Russell Westbrook last night is an embarrassment, and a product of a social media society that is full of people who have “Loving father of three” in their Twitter profiles, but don’t hesitate to spew a constant river of toxic hate at athletes because they think it’s their right as fans.
Colin has been critical of Aaron Rodgers this year, but the more he watches Green Bay, it’s clear Rodgers isn’t the problem. He doesn’t have the talent around him. The Packers have had two generationally transcendent quarterbacks with Favre and Rodgers and only have 2 Super Bowls to show for it in more than 20 years.
“The question is, ‘What’s happened to Aaron Rodgers?’ Let me defend him . I don’t think Green Bay’s got the players anymore.”
Surprise! Colin is releasing his NFL Week 8 Blazin’ 5 on a Thursday. He had to kick off the party a day early after going 4-1 last week.
Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Insider is in-studio talking about the different feel around the Lakers under Luke Walton, his take on the Russell Westbrook fan confrontation, why he thinks Joel Embiid could revolutionize the Center position, why Simmons and Embiid could be a dynamic combo, the word out of Golden State that the biggest concern with this team is effort, and why getting drilled by the Spurs is a good thing.
Greg Cosell – Senior Producer for NFL Films and NFL Matchup stops by for his weekly visit to break down the game film from NFL Week 7, including what the film says about the Cardinals/Seahawks 6-6 tie, Andrew Luck’s recent play, Derek Carr’s areas for improvement, and what the Cowboys and Eagles need to do to get their young quarterbacks rolling on Sunday night.
Nick Wright – FS1 host is in-studio to discuss the Philly fan who went over the line with Russell Westbrook, the limits on fan behavior, and why he’s officially turned against a Warriors team that he once loved.