Colin is out, Whitlock is in:
Whitlock is tired of Draymond Green’s tough guy act and thinks that it’s going to end up costing the Warriors again. The NBA “enforcer” has been legislated out of the game by a league looking to soften it’s rough edges from the 90’s and early 2000’s.
Draymond did his part to cost the Warriors the title last year by repeatedly losing his cool in the playoffs and Finals. He hasn’t shown any signs that he’s learned his lesson.
“He’s Charles Oakley. He’s a bully.”
Today, Whitlock discussed whether athletes should ‘stick to sports.’ The current sports climate has seen a surge over the last 10 years of athletes speaking out on political issues. Jordan wanted to sell shoes, but today’s athletes have taken the opportunity to use their voices to speak out.
Whitlock sees the only publicly acceptable opinions as heavily left-leaning. The right to speak out is only encouraged if it lines up with the overwhelmingly liberal leaning sports media. He thinks traditional values are at the heart of the sports culture as a whole, and are being abandoned in an effort to not get caught in the outrage blender.
What’s sacrificed is honesty and diversity in opinion.
Clarence Hill – Cowboys beat writer joins the show to talk about Tony Romo’s future in Dallas; where he might land; why he thinks Romo 100% believes he’s better than Dak Prescott; why he thinks Jerry Jones agrees; and if there are any die hard Romo loyalists left in the locker room.
Bryan Curtis – The Ringer.com joins the show to discuss the political shift in sports media over the last decade; how the industry has made young journalists into talking heads before they learn to be reporters; how ESPN caving to outside pressure to become more left leaning has permeated the entire sports journalism industry; and why the sports media is too far left.