Baker Mayfield made the Browns an obvious choice for ‘Hard Knocks’
No NFL coach or GM would ever choose to be on HBO’s NFL training camp documentary series Hard Knocks, but every year one team gets forced into it. This year it’s the Browns and rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield’s turn in front of the cameras as they attempt to recover from an 0-16 2017, and 20 years of dysfunction since returning to Cleveland in 1999.
Colin thinks Mayfield’s outspoken personality and brash bravado, combined with the Browns dumpster fire reputation make them exactly what a reality show like Hard Knocks is looking for. He believes that if the Browns would have picked the more boring and reserved Sam Darnold they would have been passed up because it just wouldn’t make good TV.
There aren’t many examples of a reality show making any relationship better, and it’s hard to see how this won’t be a bad start for the Baker Mayfield era in Cleveland.
LeBron deserves MVP over Harden
James Harden, LeBron James and Anthony Davis were named as the three finalists for the MVP with Harden listed as the betting favorite to win it. Colin thinks LeBron is more deserving – even though he probably won’t win it- if the award truly measured a single player’s value to a team.
Not only have the playoffs exposed LeBron’s invisible supporting cast, but the Cavs are only 4-23 in games he’s missed since coming home. In Harden’s 10 missed games on the season, the Rockets have a winning record. He also has Chris Paul to back him up.
– Golden State takes Game 2 off
– Why Dak Prescott is like Russell Wilson
Jim Jackson – FS1 NBA Analyst is in-studio talking Rockets/Warriors Game 2 and why LeBron to the Lakers is a good fit.
Michael Rappaport – Actor/Comedian and host of the I am Rappaport Stereo Podcast is in-studio talking LeBron losing to the Celtics; why he loves the Browns on Hard Knocks;
Chris Broussard– FS1 NBA Analyst is in-studio explaining why the toll LeBron takes on a franchise is worth it; and when he first heard about LeBron as a journalist in Akron in the 90’s.
Dan Shaughnessy – Boston Globe Reporter joins the show to talk Brad Stevens success, and the evolution of the sports media business from his start in the 70’s until today.