Feb 27, 2017|
Can the NBA just skip ahead to June...how great was the career of Bill Paxton, and have you had enough of Tim Tebow's baseball career yet.
Why is the NBA fascinated with PB&J sandwiches, Swag has another edition of Stat or Story, and is it Kraft Mac & Cheese or Velveeta Shells & Cheese.
Jerry Allen voice of the Ducks, checks in from Oregon practice at the Sweet 16, plus Pat Casey, HC of the #1 OSU Baseball team, and what potential rule changes are the NFL considering for 2017.
The guys wonder if the Blazers loss to Bucks will haunt their playoff efforts...check in with Terry Mills of UM radio and wonder how many teams left in NCAA tourney have a legit chance to win it all.
Head Coach of the #1 ranked Oregon State Baseball Team, Pat Casey, joined the guys to discuss his team's fast start, and series this weekend with #9 Arizona.
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Should stocks be on the hot seat your four options are hell yet the defense sucks yes hell no don't panic or just simply no. The highest percentage right now all votes is 40% for no 27%. For hell no don't panic 21%. Four yes so no real outrage from people 12% say hell yes defense sucks but for the most part. Everybody's OK with keeping Stotts around and I think that's the right move. To begin with anyway given that they just signed him to the extension. We've got a lot to get to hear in the final hour of the radio program there's some Indy story lines we'll get to going around the NBA. Tim Tebow in the news once again and I eat legitimately wonder. If it's about being in the news vs what he says he wants to do. We'll talk about Bill Paxton he and fortunately passed away over the weekend. Two things what was the best Bill Paxton movie. And would you classify Bill Paxon is a good actor. I know that sounds ridiculous to some. Legitimately was sending us on social media I'm just tears of other people agree with that sentiment but we were Timothy MBA because on Saturday the T wolves in rockets played. And they shot a combined 843 pointers and a ball game. Crazy to see those kind of numbers and some think when they play Golden State the number could be higher because they're playing the math they're playing the odds. One listener that I think is a goal and see where your final read Israel quake. And seeing scroll back. He said Sprague do your homework when you talk about the warriors the number 13 point perimeter team in the league they will take that away from Houston. I did do my homework I knew that about Golden State because they watch a lot of Golden State ball games. Just because the number one in the regular season does not mean that's going to equate in the playoffs also summing you know thinking about is how difficult the match of James Harden is. And how when he draws a defender in he has the ability to kick out he's incredible that way so I get Golden State is very discipline on the perimeter. But Charles timeout one of if not the lead guy for the MVP in the league this year. Who can do a plethora of things on the court. Somebody said did you go back and look up change in points per possession from four years ago to today. Would be interesting to see with you single state spurs in the blazers. It's not as big a difference. As I thought it would be but still little a little bit of a difference in the top ones obviously Golden State San Antonio. In Houston they were down in the midway points of the NBA back in the blazers as well. But it isn't fun to watch them Jack it up ballgame dribble dribble dribble. Three is so bad and frustrating to see another one I hate the way it's going but I understand it's the smartest thing to do. This style is slowly pushing meal way as soon as somebody that says there are a lot younger somebody else says they Italy have destroyed sports. Let's see forget the Houston three pointers how about towns player that came yet he was amazing. And another line NBC. So are there is gonna pour in Iraq cal lost that one but. It just the style of basketball in if you like watching it. A lot of people like to are you denying he's how great it was and I did at times a three ball can be. Not as entertaining because these percentages on paper don't look as high even though the math tells us. 34. To about 38 is pretty good forties exceptional. As one listener pointed out I I I completely get get that. And Daryl Morey has a lot to do with this the GM of the Houston Rockets with a three ball. But I just wonder that turns people off also watching these teams that if Houston does Kindle play opposition. And they Jack up 65 threes per game. Well. Bo what's our I would say what's the difference between. If you're jacking up jump shots from jacking up jump shots whether they're from 23 feet nine inches served 21 feet. Here's the difference that's why it let me show. Analytically there's in its banner. Again I don't worry stand with the sit shear numbers if your team seven a bad shooting night or you have bad jump shooters who cares that they're shooting twos or threes exactly I give up part. And I did the math on on makes two what I would argue with is there are people out there. That don't follow analytics is closely whether they choose not to or they does. They don't want to. When you grew up playing the game a pass idling this is different from anybody else. We knew grew up what did you coach always tell he's a closer and not iShares percentage. Correct there's a lot of people out there swagger that I don't think following analytics because the NBA so analytically driven. Then any a lot of people watching it and all they do is roll the rise and they go. Not this is terrible getting closer get a better shot like this you can break down the mass for them that. 40% in this air reverse is true you know Amy Lee you break it government some people don't follow that as well as other. That's why I say I think it more has to do where if your style of play or if on on a given night I mean there's some nights you know just watching the blazers where. The balls whip around it goes in it goes out it goes side decide. And the threes are common you know wide open for whoever yap and they're all in all. And if there out of the offense and in its whip and the guys in the corner of the frustrating part with any one particular guy. Have moved she's being you know the main culprit is he's streaky. So he tee and if fees dialed in he can hit 45 in a row but he can very easily missed seven raise a row real reason why he's open gap as opposed to dame trying to fight through screens and got a guy hang in all over a minute he's you know twisting and turning and shooting thirty footers. So I I think get more has to deal with style of play look nobody's gonna get you know. If it's fluid. If it's within the flow of an offense. And guys are open and big guys who should be shooting the shots are shooting them than I don't. As in all minutes pretty basketball. And I think that is and look I Bliley for the record I love watching the NBA right now. This style doesn't bother me that's that's time an exception anyway even I Florida game is kind of an exception to what most nights are. Houston's is one of those teams or take an absolute advantage of what the math tells them to do. James Harden is kind of built where he's not shooting a three pointer to attack in either get the free throw line or kick it out to a Ryan Anderson. Or Trevor reason up so I don't have a problem with the way the NBA is I just wonder how many of those people when you say the right guy shooting it. Take a guy like Myers. Meyers Leonard Timmy in college if you watched him in Illinois. He was kind of a low post presence I watched 23 games in his last year Illinois. And he would be in the post and should a little mini jump hook it becomes an NBA and it feels like he's lost two we was. Because now he's trying to adapt to being a stretch big man and not everybody has that ability so. I just think there are some swagger that even on the pace might be more fluid that temple is great. They still look at some of these 610 these seven Floyd these 611 guys and they'll get your ass down the block and Joseph. Only now they've got to be while I want I wanna see skilled big did that's the other issue is. If you look at the amount of skill the big men. Who you could throw the ball to down on the block and had an array of moves understood to be right now in the league they are as prevalent I mean you're unicorn it's yeah. You look you look back and somebody that was as un athletic is Oliver Miller was. You could throw him the ball and he can ditch is sixteen to twenty unite because of the skills that he had yet. You don't have there aren't very many of those guys anymore and that if if you and you know we heard people won about eight A Yule. Our culture and that sort of thing going on that goes back to. The Utah and if the NBA wants to really do something to ensure the health of its game for years to come. They need to try and get to be the youth level on the high school level. With programs and coach seeing. And systems. To support the development of all skills looked at that at all points so when there are big men. There is there's proper coaching on and you know why does an enemy learned the sky hook anymore yeah no that's coming Kareem was a great athlete but it's not like there's. Guys that camper it's just repetition and perfecting it. You have listeners is I love animal blazer fan but the warriors are easily the most exciting team on in the league. And the cinema in the sport has kind of changed its revitalized it basically. Another way as any college team put as many dominant big men in the NBA in a short time like Kentucky with Davis cousins and downs. The great point conducting general John Wall you can out of that category glad so. There there always a factory for really good MBA players. Another one I think there is a sweet spot maybe ten or fifteen threes per team per game. But the only way to do that is to move the line back that's a difficult thing to again if you just tuning in. 84 threes in the rockets timberwolves game and I looked it up in four years ago no team average even 33 point attempts. Go to modern day times and sixteens are averaging at least thirty I think it's eighteen driving at least 28. Andy Houston Rockets are averaging forty another one you can look on the opposite side of this the brand of basketball is fun to watch it's entertaining. And it's much faster pace not as much ice so one on one play. Big men are required to be much more versatile it's much more dynamic and it's great to watch. No I don't mind the three point shooting what bothers me is guys passing up good shots earlier in the clock. To get a three point shot late in the Tony for that I understand I get that part yeah that's that's the frustration with tiger team operates its its offensive sets yet one I've seen guys strayed out. If you wind up you got a guide your right. But you can still doodle a lefthanded layup up and they kick it out to a three point anyway yeah largest trust yourself and that's what they're saying about moving the line back in the NBA you can't move it. Where the straight line comes up from the baseline you can't move that any further back he can't. There's no room for guys speak to fade after change due this structure of seating so yeah you do you dot you have to make the court bigger by the court yeah which there are some proponents who say that it's time to do that. Because some little say I don't need I don't need us to overreact because something is happening. On I don't want eliminate the line and I don't I don't want to move back. Now I I really think the NBA's is thriving right now. Out. I mean can they do better they probably could in certain aspects are I think. I still think the biggest issue. I go back to the mid ninety's before the lead us. Before although that latest Russia of expansion happened. You just have more talented players. You know one rosters the media now it's just the dilute the dilution of talent. And it's an all he's a dilution of talent or two mini games. Well you ready 82 games back then the fun part back then was. You got true rivalries in your division because you played them five or six times yeah we would place meant a lot more exactly. And so that was a lot more fun now. With that what you've done is you know back when the blazes were play in Seattle and they played the lakers five or six times and you really develop the rivalry and hatred. For those teams so even though you had a full 82 games. I did you were seeing teams on a regular basis. And chilled there was a mini drama within the season of stuff that happ because you were seeing you know him. You know every every three or four weeks all season long yeah up so you had the mini sub plots in the dramas that would play out the way it does in a playoff series. You got that in the regular season. Back when there were is out 46 or 27 teams because you saw them 456 times as opposed and now you only see him three times. So there is there's this. You know this homogenized schedules where you don't really have a chance to develop any thing other than a carry over if you met the playoffs the previous season. Winning get to love Lonnie. If the kings are not good in two seasons are coming up next Bill Paxton passed away over the weekend pretty big loss I thought Hollywood. In terms his name recognition. Two questions what was Bill Paxton is best movie. Any role and had to be starring role QBs sporting role whatever what is bill Paxson is best movie. And also was he a good actor. Controversial but some people legit wonder was he good actor that's next on the fan I'm getting in arguments with Kyle map for president co worker. Now what he storm Danny had via a cell phone out what was that all about IE was shown me I just reach weeded it with our show page go right fined a Taggart made up. I saw about gadgets right we did we did something. And it's a picture him standing right next Taggart so they had stayed out I mean they I've had a feeling he would for spring ball but there's misunderstandings. All the time. There. Is. In now. Seeing things from from different points of view interpretations of what was ready set area so. I. What's your favorite Bill Paxton movie was he good actor. The reason I ask was he good actor was just NM not basing my opinion I'm Judy holes the whole actor vs movie star debate. Just as some people who are are actors critically came there are other people that are. Movie stars. See when you said the name bill passionately when I heard that he passed then. I mean if you just asked me based on my reaction. It felt like movie star and I'm probably off with a lot of people on that but when I saw Bill Paxton passed away. I just thought of all the movies he's Bennett. He's in predator. He's in terminator. And he's in. Titanic he's in twister he's in weird science. Probably missing one on top my head. I thought as I had the one I presently is a mis guys got an amazing some guy is these guys albeit the one I appreciate the muscles Apollo thirteen and a good friend say yeah Apollo thirteen one of the astronauts late. It's amazing some I think some people are more recently he might be most known for the HBO series he did big bluff. When the big love there. I don't donates that was the TV series about he had multiple families I never saw that one so along realist like 2006 but it ran several seasons. I am HBO back then he was doing that training ATV show but I mean I'd you know I can name something after a movie and get me to watch it. And so I'm off on now but he is ended tomorrow couple years ago. He had tombstone like his ressam may know they're arguing about never was. He was arguing what Reza may be you'd take because Paxton is career. Like he's just Phil will blockbuster after blockbuster after blockbuster. Do you take that career as like the second to third fiddle. In most movies. Or do you take like a Brad Pitt is the what we throughout where Brad Pitt's got really good starring roles in fight club. And seven in ocean's eleven was pretty big I don't care about twelve or thirteen. Do you take that over what Bill Paxton hat in terms of just resume. And I it was hard for me which have gone back and forth on that I stealing ninety Brad Pitt just because your may get mega star. But man Bill Paxton had some good free conflicts estimated net worth of a forty million Paxson recording the celebrity network if you did pits pit would be over a hundred. Medals but look up at real quick swipe card. But no he passed away at 61 he'd he had a heart surgery and he suffered a stroke which is a to Sox hates it Sammy said Bill Paxton was and a actor playing the roles he was rarely the featured star actor. You had in that's a weird thing though isn't it like where I knew I know in my head outside a twister. She's always like bend a B or C guy in a movie but when I heard his name I felt like any reaction in my. Brad Pitt 240 million ST amendment does not contest. In terms of detect World Bank account there true so if you're willing to put up with but how much of the paparazzi nonsense as. Passionate NAFTA deal that you know vs what Brad Pitt hadn't now granted you know he married Angelina Jolie did you know add to it but it. Will I don't say this to pits really good at staying out limelight. The last time Paxson was seen by TMZ I think people on the website was August of 2016. A long time ago without anybody really taken pictures a UNC and so you're probably right in that regard you're still worth forty million. Which is 200 last night. Your careers are awesome like everybody we allowed he'll taxing in a bowel. Bill Paxton knew what the best movie wasn't somebody said. You know Morgan are in tombstone absolutely. Let's see another one vertical limit. Twister I actually got to twister clip I was a good one the only feature film like the films that he was the feature in. Was twisters so I just grabbed a snippet from Bill Paxton twister. Okay you'll never know. Vienna love. To me. Yeah things going wrong. Killing his elbow bring your dad back. Sorry nine it was a long time ago. Gone. Do what you got right in front of him. Let me say. All right T Bill Paxton Miami and I text my little brother because he was he's a huge twister Fran wash twister all the time. And that I said dude Bill Paxon that I need to expect he goes are you kidding me. The guy that defeated tornadoes is dead. All right TR IP a lot of people saying alien was probably his best tombstones being taxed at a lot Apollo thirteen. Now I don't know best movie tax it was ever in was stripes. How he wasn't strikes what wasn't this guy yeah he was in strides for that was one of us first credits and he was I loved him in weird science though as the Big Brother Chet you chat netstat. I also really liked him he wasn't in very long is a rolling true lies is underrated. As the end the sleazy car guy who's trying to sleep with Schwarzenegger is wife Jamie Lee Curtis. And he's is talking about wasted eating dinner now he convinces these you know bored housewives and in the kidnapped him is that we're despite he himself could he sees a gun. I Bob Baxter was really good so. I've Peta would act. All right. Somebody said that was Meehan anti tank Yankee what wasn't in a great career would you take what would you do would you take his or pets. God I could take account away who cares and money I mean when your million a year millionaire was just take a look at. Career. Career yet all I really I'd take it over Paxson yeah. Hard to argue that. Feature roles for pit oh and I'm forgetting glorious bastards for pit seven. UIE eight he had seven in fight club. Oceans all you all the oceans a series yet. Yep it's got a pretty you have I don't think that's close but still Paxson had incredible career so 61 years old passed away really sad. Might have been a B list actor or C list actor but relieved I didn't have likened oh you must always be. But I had any a list reaction that that's kind of my whole point hey there's some story lines. Around the MBA because we're getting closer and closer to the trilogy in the MBA. And it could be a good one that's next let's. As somebody says Paxson has the distinction of being the only person being killed my terminator predator and alien and that team over our IP bill. And another one I had a harder time I heart reaction to Bill Paxton and I thought I would it's a lot of actual A list actors so these B list actors. I think he was better than a lot of eight blisters can now I feel good B list actor great career but kind of devastating because he was in so many big movies that we all watched. So Bill Paxton and allowed you really get thoughts and sentiments on Bill Paxton on the tech side at 55305 in your favor Bill Paxton movies in moments. I'm 61 multi young does go to the NBA. Where I think everybody's kind of accepted the collision course that will be Cleveland Ingle state for the third straight year in the NBA finals. Mean c'mon don't care that you don't give these spurs or they are I don't think anybody niece is gonna stop Cleveland barring LeBron James getting a significant injury. I held on the spurs. Now rockets you think the rockets can out shoot him I don't think they can have that's tough it's. I give us the rockets a better chance than they do disperse. Because he had not that they in that that the better shooting team but I think they can launch up a ton of threes without any repercussion. And they'll be okay losing if they shoot seventy threes in a game. Vs San Antonio I think because the way they're built because of quiet Leonard's game which is a great three point oriented. And add in a marquis is. You're gonna have to really slow them up in and get them to leveled at Cleveland played. Defense of Lee worry well at the last three games on states or what ninety points a game. That's remarkable to hold a Golden State warrior team to that Kevin Durant ad in the mix now. It makes it even more difficult so I mean maybe there's a chance of one of those 218 the most running most people already resided in the fact that it's going to be the trilogy. And now it's got even more intrigued to me and some guy can not like that Barkley and a comment where. He was talking a median today needs to be more than just three teams I would totally argue against that I see what he's saying but let's not try to act like during the Jordan era. There was a million teams we remember it that way but in reality it wasn't that way so I think sometimes he's older guys can lose sight of what really went on. But if they meet up for the third straight time now we have the added. Roster spots of Andrew Bogut. And Darrent Williams because both were released and waved and got a bought a buyout in her bogey did from Philly. And reportedly both are going to be joining. The Cleveland Cavaliers. Which when you talk about the NBA finals matchup I don't know who most people would be pulling for. I need to be a pretty mixed bag here import when. But. That to me it's not that that's an over the top now Cleveland's the favorite move Golden State still should be the favorite. That's a pretty good duo to add to your team because Bogut now anchors your paint and I think Deron Williams is a really good service. Will backup point guard compared to what you were point oh no question you know obviously health issues for both of them so it will. Be incumbent upon and Tehran glued to figure out how to implement them. And how you plan to use them. Some that'll be determined on and you know when Kevin Love can get back from his surgery and and you know how. How in shape he is how ready he is to go you know possibly 35 to forty minutes yet in playoff. Type games servers that you know we're gonna have to ease podium more so how much does it change it for you if at all if it's cool state Cleveland again. Autumn but I think it's just stalled depending on the quality of the series that point I think the main thing is you wanna see everybody healthy. Yeah that's what I've for sure one of Seattle Asik high Rihanna OC Kevin Love out. You know even with the rant I wanna see all of those guys out there and if Golden State sweep similar wins in five or six or seven. I wanna see a one way or another if Cleveland can win back to back titles. Boy that's a hell of a of a legacy builder we have a resume is from will Paxson talk about that for LeBron yeah but the greatest Reagan as a regular season team in NBA history in the finals and he would follow it up by beating the same team again. With one of the top fifty players of all time on the roster addict that's that's a feat and it's a feat Ono don't see. So I think yeah if he gets to that point you want to see. Both teams. With a full arsenal of healthy players. And brought up in Moscow when somebody says where's the outrage with those guys going to Cleveland's dream team like to rank got well. Would you randomly demeanor voter Kevin Durant now I think they take Kevin Durant though bill they make that trade every day of the week although. Arab warrior fan out there would agree I just my two cents dream on being suspended obviously the bigger conversation in some think you he's not they win may be right. I'm will never really know because don't act like Canadian. The bigger story to me outside a dream on suspension was Andrew Bogut not being able to play in that series death as Cleveland went to the pain they got the mean anytime they want it so. He it's believe it or not he was a huge factor for them and I thought we saw the difference between him. Infested swear at times fastest can be serviceable. And other times fastest was taken out the perimeter and just destroyed by a guy like LeBron if they got me mixed up on a switch so. To me it's if Bogut stays only your right to help parties everything if they stay LV and you don't believe in the paint. He's the kind of guy that would absolutely do something to his stream on off I think they can be really good friends but their personalities on the court. I think are absolutely need of like bad ass Australian. Nurses dream on who takes in no less from anybody. Imagine that match I would dream on drive and the Peja Bogut knocking him to the ground police ABC ESPN micro model that's what I'm going to have a lot of belief trading well it'll be edited for you know at a playback by yeah. That's the other part two of the MBA it's a little defeating in this sense. We're just because of the season and the teams in the players involved. To meet its almost a foregone conclusion it's those two teams. I'm not willing to concede a Golden State just yet. You really think San Antonio can Beagle and say yeah you by the amount. There we still haven't seen them by the way in school stay in this run in the playoffs hurrah because they missed him when Paul Hill when they wanted to couple years ago. I would love to see it loves you popped to draw at some point pop's gonna have to get all this I mean. The regular season their hand he can just mix and match but he's got so much depth so much versatility. Once he gets everybody back of Parker is ready to go through man who is ready to go. And then you know everything else in the young talent that they've that he's developed. In all on the way. I'd you know when pop de has a chance to did in drilled down. And and prepare to face somebody over a seven game series. This is okay where can we take things away what are we have to live with. I think you'd be pretty interesting you know the other. Element to that I I was just thinking about with if Deron Williams does join the cast is all reports are saying that bogeyed Williams are gonna join the tabs. If they do join what's the defense going to be for Deron Williams trying to defend a staff Kerr. Is don't overlook what Matthew Delgado was able to do we sought two years ago when it was LeBron and everybody they took on the sixth. And Delgado had that two game stretch where people live jet thawed don't adults the Kryptonite. And then now obviously switched channels a little bit which is why Golden State one outside the injuries and then even last year you know Dylan a dole is a pest. And to be that for Cleveland is kinda like Deron Williams has to be he asked to be efficient offensively obviously run that offensively can stop having LeBron. Peace so ball dominate. That's a big deal for them. Like you also need Deron Williams to get out there when he dies if he's guarding a step Currie. So we'll see I don't know how big of an impact but I like those pickups Clinton won in roster moves. LeBron wants some help he wants a playmaker he's got wind Deron Williams and he's got an anchor it down low wind any Andrew Bogut for defense. Com we'll see if that can really play a factor if those two do match up once again the other thing real quick. The G Brandon Jennings as the release from the Nixon was waived some reports are saying he's going to the hornets hornets are making a push for the post season because they're disappointing this year. And then also the knicks continue to be laughingstock of the league Joakim Noah is out for the rest of the year he has three years in 55 million left on his. Contract. Well you're not going anywhere this year sold but he's 31 and looks like he's 37 now I know Bob I don't it. And the knicks are bad outside interest apps were losing is what has Phil Jackson done. Nothing what does he have to do I mean he drafted number what does he really have to do with yet I mean how much did he really stood out immediately to fly anywhere now third. Third that whole organizations a mass they aren't just a mass hey guess why. Tebow time again at this time it's unfortunately in baseball so. Yeah I'm not quiet I think Tim Tebow is all about Tim Tebow at this point. And I wonder how many of his teammates are a little frustrated by it we'll talk to and he will baseball next on the fan ma. And we should probably. Fire off field breaking news senator John Jason swagger. We do. Have breaking news this just did the Pittsburgh Steelers and announce that they signed Antonio Brown to. Making him the league's highest paid. Wide receiver. So he better be mature now no more India moves for him now he's got a contract. Yet he he got paid. And it's him and right after Julio Jones. Let's play makers you know in the league out there. So we'll see the huge gamble by them I know he's a creep player but. If he has some shenanigans like he had last year. I people in Pittsburgh they're die hard fought. Golf fan out and use the feathered have used or will use the franchise tag Elian belts so you get I wonder if tall ones like I needed to have a year I needed. Eating pressures realistically on him that's such a patient franchise. You have bled it's. Steadily and it is it seems like it's teetered over for Moore was when they won the Super Bowl against cardinal sin and you know the other thing is a Roethlisberger just continues to see ages almost a season and a half Fred you replays you know the last few cell. I think Tom once might be thinking and boy we we need to kind of go all in here. With everything we know we got no and we'll see what they have left him free agency to try and fill in some holes loin in. I think the Roethlisberger points wag is probably the biggest of how many more years of Ben will you have he's already had the debt retirement conversation this offseason even though he's probably not even really thinking about it that way. That worries you a little bit the mileage on the body and I will say give Tomlin credit for this for all the bashing that Tomlin endured at the end of this year. With Brad shy and and other people in the media. You kind of have to have perspective on things sometimes that. Not everything was translated that had to do with Tom and so what I mean by that is go back people go back for five years or Tom lingo well. Look where they are look where they were now look where they've Dan. And they show like how they've taken a dip in their home playoff games. It's important and known I notice this in the playoff game it's important note they lost a lot of their big name defense of guys. They went through a period where they were playing very very young inexperienced defenders. And now they're to a point where the budget freeze of the world. Everybody knows his name everybody knows there are secondary. And now there are maybe two mummy that upper Echelon level where they were when they had some of those events that's an underrated cat dead conversation that people have. Is when you talk about Tomlin in the struggles. You can be one in out in the playoffs or miss the playoffs or not win the division. You've got to rebuild the entire defense that's that's not easy at all so. I think you're right though in terms of the pressure and how your feeling about Ben Roethlisberger how much she too much longer he has in his career. Now he's got the weapons he's got laid young Mel for at least you would franchise tag. And the Pittsburgh Steelers announced they've signed Antonio Brown for five years highest paid wide receiver. In the league are you sick it Tebow and baseball already. I'm. Our money and paying attention quite frankly wall because it's kind of been all over ESPN today. That's campaigned Daniel Murphy's guy eating him man. He's just there to work in doesn't care what people have to say yearwood to ride he's gonna work hard I can avoid that you know what I can too but. I realize it's kind of got me today it. May I show I think now was as consumer there's so much I mean I've just been enjoy and you know MLB network every day they got. You know. Grapefruit league game followed by cactus league Dempsey just actually watching games. As opposed to all of the complete coverage of its so no I think if you. I think you've I think you can avoid those things if you want to now. You know what it is to me is like I like spring ball spring training is fine nearly at the Padres in the angels up right now. This dude seriously in Camden people are time on him like. I think he's a great guy everybody that's met him always says and I don't question that. I just think there's also a big part of it like if you don't think he's in this for publicity I think you're sadly mistaken. I think he absolutely knows. All right I go to camp prior and I don't make his roster to guess what my name's going to be everywhere. And it is to his credit is so all right so let me ask you this then if that's the case if if all he is is about staying relevant what what says play. Boys play could be a number of things it can be endorsements it could be politics it could be. Just being famous. Just being famous is an is. Is the aspect of some of these guys' motivation dad. We don't really address like that's something to people are now famous people I don't know why I walked outside and as such and such. And I think of most of it is not just fame for Tim Tebow I think he's a little. Deeper person in that but to say that like endorsements don't matter. You know relevance in being in conversations. Yet some have wondered aloud is she gonna have a political type career because of the way isn't good looking guy. They're sharp dressed have a sharp pair up and I. Are you on the SEC network so I guess I'm curious how all. Whether or not he's successful at spring training trying to pursue his baseball dream players and obviously keep playing minor league baucus he was doing like fall league last year. And also doing SEC coverage on the SEC now I mean we saw on TV he's got a platform in the SEC network where you know down on the area of the country where he's just beloved yeah. Exact old. What does he need what does he need to try and make the Mets four. Whoa he's trying to be a pro ball player. Okay it's what he's telling us by hearsay and it's it's more based on the publicity standpoint I guess I don't I don't see that angle for him. What's even more publicity. Is now always being talked about is baseball. Several baseball baseball related thing before you play game he was selling merchandise that was signed he was selling baseballs and bats. Why are you doing that already. And to his credit I can say that but. People legit or dumb enough to go by Billy what do Tim Tebow sidebar but he's a baseball player now got a good following. I just for a guy like that I mean. I don't know I never got into the whole Tivo type anyway. I never I mean what does that mean though. But you didn't think he was legit quarterback you know I think most people thought that. In the NFL's least. You get your fans your ears small percentage of fans in. Well I don't know these little red lines. Well I I have managed to avoid them I didn't think why aren't you look cool guys like guard so she's Luis. But then I'm you know. Neck deep in my connects turning Alex burrows for some prospect from the putter so that's where my head's up. I don't know what you just said. 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