Critics say LeBron whines, Colin says he wins
LeBron took massive heat for putting pressure on the Cavs’ front office with public comments about his desire for the team too add reinforcements for a playoff run. The Cavs didn’t make a splash trade, but have amassed a nice haul of players in a series of smart tactical moves.
Today, Colin said that in business and in sports, staying complacent when you’re on top can be a killer. The top teams and business are constantly adapting and improving to keep their edge.
Cleveland added three-point specialist Kyle Korver in a trade with the Hawks, former lottery pick Derrick Williams, and per multiple reports, recently released veterans Deron Williams and Andrew Bogut are also interested in joining for the stretch run.
Colin thinks these moves make Cleveland exponentially better than everyone’s banana boat fantasy trade for Carmelo Anthony would have. Each of the pieces gives the Cavs a situational advantage in the never-ending NBA Finals arms race with the Warriors. If the Cavs sign Bogut, Cleveland is the favorite to win it all.
“I think it makes them the solid favorite, if Andrew Bogut lands with the Cavs, to beat the Golden State Warriors.”
DeShone Kizer has all the signs of a huge bust
The NFL pre-Draft process is under way, and just like every year, the hype machine builds up workout warriors and “high upside” guys at the expense of players who have impressive college careers, but don’t pop in a private workout.
This year’s NFL rookie quarterback class is a perfect example. DeShone Kizer is rocketing up mock draft boards, including Peter Schrager slotting him as the #2 overall pick in his recent mock. Colin thinks it’s absolutely insane that anyone who watched Notre Dame football over the past two seasons would think Kizer is a better quarterback than Deshaun Watson.
Watson threw a ton of pics, but completed 67% of his passes and had all-time performances against his biggest competition. Kizer barely had a winning record at Notre Dame, and only completed 59% of his passes. One of Colin’s golden rules is that quarterbacks who don’t complete at least 60% of their passes in college won’t make it in the NFL. It’s a small difference, but it matters. Colin is cold on Kizer and thinks he has huge bust potential.
“That completion percentage number (59%), it is Locker all over again. It is Vince Young all over again. Christian Hackenburg was the #1 high school guy, big, tall, strong. Not accurate enough.”
Sports could learn from the Oscars. At least they got it right in the end.
Last night’s Academy Awards featured the biggest screw up in the history of the show when La La Land was mistakenly announced as the Best Picture winner. Even though they legendarily screwed up, the Academy corrected the mistake and awarded Moonlight the Oscar.
Colin’s takeaway from the embarrassing mishap wasn’t the mistake, it was that it was immediately corrected, despite the bad optics. Sports should take some notes form the movie industry and make sure that getting it right should always be the outcome, even if it means publicly admitting a horrendous mistake.
All too often in sports – see the Seattle/Green Bay Hail Mary mess, or Armando Galarraga being robbed of a perfect game – the focus is on being right, instead of getting it right in the end. There’s no excuse given all the money and technology that exists.
“Instead of getting it right, sports is too often trying to be right.”
Kenyon Martin – Former NBA All-Star and #1 overall pick is in-studio to defend Russell Westbrook against Colin’s criticisms; why he doesn’t think the dysfunction between he and KD was all his fault; why he still thinks the Warriors are the favorite, despite the Cavs recent moves; and why Lavar Ball needs to stop talking.
Rob Parker – FS1 host is in-studio to explain why sports can’t reverse outcomes like the Oscars; why Lavar Ball is doing his kids a disservice; and if Russell Westbrook can win with his current mentality.
Peter Schrager – Fox NFL Insider joins the show to explain why he has DeShone Kizer as the #2 pick in his recent mock draft; why GM’s think he has the most upside; why he thinks Mitch Trubisky will be the second quarterback off the board; and if Leonard Fournette skipping his bowl game is impacting his draft stock.