Today’s NFL players know the dangers of concussions and play at their own risk
Gisele Bundchen is taking heat for disclosing in an interview that Tom Brady has suffered unreported concussions. When asked about the topic, Saints Quarterback Drew Brees said he would never disclose a concussion to his wife. Colin thinks that, at this point, NFL players know the long term risks of concussion risks and play at their own risk.
On a personal level, Colin is willing to engage in behaviors that he enjoys, but understands will probably shorten his life. He would trade years on the back end for a better quality of life in his 30’s, 40’s and 50’s when he can enjoy it. That’s his decision.
If NFL players want to play, it should be up to them. But they can’t claim ignorance to the facts at this point. Players from the 70’s and 80’s may have cases against the NFL for withholding medical information. Today’s players shouldn’t.
“If you’re smoking or playing football in 2017. Caveat Emptor. You know the dangers.”
The All-NBA voting is an embarrassment
The All-NBA Teams were released and the only unanimous selection was James Harden. Russell Westbrook, Anthony Davis, Kawhi Leonard and LeBron James rounded out the 1st Team. Colin thinks the idea that LeBron James wasn’t unanimous, and that Steph Curry was left off all three teams is an indictment of the voting process.
Colin says that the voting clearly reflects a stat obsessed NBA media that is more enamored with triple doubles and guard rebounding totals than picking the actual best players. It also eats up spots by positional voting, which means a player like DeAndre Jordan gets All NBA honors when there isn’t a coach in the NBA wants on the floor in the last two minutes of a close game.
Something needs to be done when Rudy Gobert is honored as one of the league’s best players and Steph Curry isn’t.
“The idea LeBron isn’t unanimous is embarrassing.”
Chris Broussard – FS1 NBA Analyst is in-studio to discuss the All-NBA voting; why big men still need to be represented; why there isn’t a title window in sight for Eastern Conference teams.
Cris Carter – FS1 Analyst is in-studio to explain why he would favor the Cavs over the Warriors right now and why Tyronne Lue would give the Cavs a huge coaching edge over the Warriors with Mike Brown.
Bobby Marks – Former NBA Exec and writer at The Vertical explains why Boston should keep the #1 pick; if LaVar Ball could negatively impact Lonzo Ball’s draft stock; and if D’Angelo Russell is still a part of their future.