It’s a Blazin’ 5 Friday in The Herd.
Tom Brady is a reflection of his father. A statement from his dad that defended Brady, while also taking a veiled shot at Peyton Manning, shows where Tom gets his gigantic chip on his shoulder.
“From competitive parents, come competitive kids.”
Dwyane Wade recently said the best that LeBron can do is tie Michael Jordan’s legacy. Colin agrees because MJ played in an era of hero worship, while LeBron plays in a cynical era of social media where the public enjoys tearing athletes down.
“We worshipped people when Michael Jordan played. The two biggest American sports stars today are LeBron James and Tom Brady, and 50% of the public hate both.”
Like it or not, the Odell Beckham story has legs because it’s in New York. That’s just the reality of playing sports iin the Big Apple. Unlike smaller markets the New York media dictates the narrative, not the team or coach.
Florida is catching heat for not agreeing to move this weekend’s game to Baton Rouge, after LSU offered. Colin agrees with Florida for not wanting to accept the away game. Nick Saban would never do it because it’s a disadvantage. Why should Florida?
Roger Goodell agrees with Colin that Trump is the reason for the NFL ratings decline. Today, the league officially released a statement saying as much.
Michael Lombardi – Fox NFL Analyst joins the show to talk about what makes Brady tick, why Kaepernick shouldn’t start in San Fran, the reason why the Colts organizational approach to personnel is inherently flawed, and his Week 5 NFL predictions.
Gary Myers – New York Daily News columnist and author of Manning vs. Brady: The Untold Story of the Rivalry That Transformed the NFL, joins the show to discuss the Odell Beckham situation in New York, his takeaway on Giants first year head coach Ben McAdoo so far, whether there’s any chance the Giants ownership could part ways with Eli Manning, and his thoughts on Tom Brady’s Dad’s recent public comments.
Jason Whitlock – FS1 and Co-host of Speak for Yourself is in-studio to talk about recent comments that owners are mandating players stand for the national anthem, why the NFL is built on American tradition and corporate dollars, and why he thinks LeBron can surpass Michael Jordan’s legacy.
Joel Klatt – FS1 College Football analyst joins the show live from The Cotton Bowl ahead of this weekend’s Texas/Oklahoma rivalry game to talk about recent criticism by Brian Bosworth of Bob Stoops, why he disagrees with Colin that Stoops would leave for another job, what’s wrong with Charlie Strong and Texas, and his Almost Upset of the Week.