Automatic intentional walks aren’t the answer for baseball
Baseball announced they are adopting automatic intentional walks in an effort to speed up the game and appeal to the younger generation. Colin thinks the baseball’s problem is lack of action, not game length. He thinks making rule changes that increase actual game action are the answer.
No one ever complains when they are watching a 4 ½ hour college football game because it’s exciting and action packed. This move comes off as gimmicky and doesn’t solve the problem.
“I’ll give up the young guy and a draft pick for the player.”
The Lakers are copying the Warriors and that’s a good thing
The Lakers cleaned house yesterday, axing failed trust fund baby Jerry Buss and GM Mitch Kupchak in the front office. Magic Johnson is in as President of Basketball Operations, and NBA player agent Rob Pelinka has been hired as GM. Pelinka’s hiring is yet another sign that the Lakers are attempting to recreate the magic of Golden State. They already hired away Luke Walton as coach, and Pelinka, like Warriors GM Bob Myers, is a former agent.
Colin thinks copying successful sports cultures like Golden State is a smart move, especially for the directionless Lakers. The Atlanta Falcons just proved that culture copying can be a winning formula. They have a coach from Seattle and a front office influenced by the Patriots.
“I’m Ok with copying. McDonalds didn’t invent the cheeseburger.”
Nick Wright – FS1 Host and host of the Make Me Smarter Football Podcast is in-studio to talk Magic running the Lakers; why his business success could attract free agents; why he thinks the Celtic missed a huge chance by not trading for Boogie Cousins.
Chris Mannix – NBA Writer at The Vertical joins the show joins the show to explain why Deng’s contract alone didn’t get Kupchak fired; why Magic Johnson has to prove he wants to put in the work to succeed as an NBA exec; and why Rob Pelinka could work as a GM.
Aaron Torres – Fox Sports College Hoops writer and author of One and Fun joins the show to talk about misconceptions about one and done players; why comparing Brandon Ingram to Kevin Durant is crazy; and if there’s a clear-cut #1 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft.
RJ Bell – Pregame.com joins the show to talk about how the Vegas odds on teams signing Romo; how much he impacts a line; and why Vegas has made the Warriors the biggest favorite modern NBA history.