Nov 9, 2018|
The guys talk with ESPN NFL Front Office Insider Louis Riddick about the Steelers dominance before talking with Matt Hasselbeck about Boston College's big game & more.
Day 1 of the NCAA Championship Tournament is done and how are your brackets holding up. The NFL is looking at changes in the way that they review penalty plays.
Bruce Pearl joins to talk about the win last night and Gianni Karalis talks about how the betting books are looking after yesterdays games.
Dan Dakich joins the guys to talk about the brackets after yesterdays games, Bubba joins for Love It or Shove it and the guys believe that Izzo is a good coach.
The guys talk with Damien Woody about who is top of this year QB class, if the NFL should implement a Sky Judge and That Bites.
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Okay I'll lots to get Dugan you as you mentioned Lewis were to win joining us in a little bit we talked a little bit about what's going on with the gold state gas step Korean abductor strain he's getting an MRI today not great news especially if you the warriors. Because they just got shellacked by young sons to component blows a hole at 134111. And so was the second worst home loss in the Steve Kerr era to bad loss. They got punched in the mouth basically on the court and then was staff Currie who is it missed games you mentioned what 31 Larry you know with an ankle and this is an ad doctor again it's a basically to growing. He EU and you could see when you watch tape you reaches you grab the inside high in the inside your thigh or groin strain which could leave a mark for little bit depending on the grade one or two. Abductor not abductor abductor is that hip flexor that hip strain. On the outside of the that this is at doctored that the groin strain which. Quite honestly I've. Even we got warriors are gonna get that thing yet and you and you understand. How that thing can hurt and then try and play you know in the NBA were something like that it may be a little bit I don't know how long depending again on the grade of that. For him to miss some time but that's not you don't want going. Are sort of the exact same scenario around the exact same time last year or step Corey handled next and that they thought he may be be back on Christmas Day. We'll see all along he's going to be out with this one and what's continue with the other stuff with. What's trending. All right well there were no hoisted threes at the end of this game but there was a a really great comeback by yourself you're laws Tyree scored eighteen of his season high 39 in the fourth. As Boston rally from 22 down to win over Phoenix in Phoenix won 61 on nine. Score was 92 to 76 with 345 left in the game Celtics are on a twenty to six run of the under regulation ended a two game skid. The suns have now lost nine attend listen the suns are young have younger Eitan you know the wait for that number one pick how he's gonna come along. Booker I think as a as everyone understands that town to play in Phoenix and that is a team that is building but still has a ways to go there submit to a nine. So all they had a bad going on in Phoenix I'm Boston which had been six in forgone of this game some frustration. For maybe not playing his walls they thought they were at this point Toronto leads he sent eleven and one right now. But a nice comeback win for them and one that they needed especially against a team like the Phoenix Suns so good win for them. Obviously a great game for Kyra. Yeah I'd give Connery. All the cry in the world he was salty all we Iowa suggests so worried. Three. Finally managed to put it past him concentrate on I'm glad I had to put on by these rules that a vote lead he took chaebol which is advised letting go Politico and he did letting go and he let go on the fourth quarter specifically. It went for the Celtics as they seem to get back on track. While getting while Iraq is used in ever gonna get on track meet Oklahoma City doesn't have their best player Russell Westbrook and sorry Paul George. But Paul George had twenty and the thunder beat the rockets 98 to eighty for their seventh straight win after an old four start Mike. Eighty ploy these points or rock also yet you've Oklahoma City credit for defense as well. No doubt about back Carmelo Anthony again ones with the Oklahoma City last year now with the rockets. He had just two points on one of eleven shooting. This team we know what bear Monterrey is shoot the three shoot 23 and then when in doubt. Step back and shoot the three. And there are not that they're the worst shooting him go now that's exactly right they are dead last Houston is in field goal percentage is season they were fifteen the year ago. But more importantly Mike because they live and die by the three guys they're game. They were taught their 25 in three point field goal shooting last year or this year they ranks fourteenth last season. So. Be that the bottom line is how they built this team it's still isn't working and you wonder if that. Over 27 stretch in game seven is still having an effect I. I I I doubt that because listen shooters shoot you know Vinocur how much they messages can keep shooting. But this is. This is surprising for this team you know you look up at the top obviously is Golden State the Denver Nuggets ought to go it's our Portland off to a really good start. Oklahoma City Signet seven of four and member without Russell Westbrook. Are right now so. Somewhat interesting the Houston Rockets the one team everybody thought could really challenge based off of last year. Taken him to seven Chris Paul being hurt over 27 shooting that could work. Could award a shooter as there it's OK go and this year. You know can it be any different right now it's pretty different negative side for Houston. And just. The difference between what we've seen so why get it still small sample size I get that they were second in scoring last year behind illegal state. This year they are 27. It's stories that its glory is all across Alina that's the most amazing thing about it offense is way up across the board because of the what freedom of movement and the shot clock and all of a tennis up they want more shots more action. And the team that was living and dying by doing it last year cannot get out of the wrong way right now it's just amazing. The eighty points by the rockets. Are the fewest under Mike in Tony as a first aren't scoring less than a 103 straight games since 2015 while so they are absolutely. I'm not anywhere near the same team that they were a year ago. But in the NFL Mike can you say are the Steelers finally getting back to the team knew they were a year ago for more on that and what happened Thursday night what it actually means were delight to be joined as we are every week by. Our Annabel insider Louis Rick former NFL safety is what Randall at L Ricky ESPN. I was real quickly. Both both the coaches in the game last I was I was really using Ron Rivera and Mike Tomlin base was that this game is a one off it's an aberration. I believe. Ron said bleep happens and Tomlinson were probably not that good but that being said how good do you think the Steelers. Our after five straight wins now. But think some of the things that you're seeing are things are gonna carry through for the rest of the season quite honestly trailer looked good with is this the very strong up front on the offensive line they have a very good core players there. That are really comfortable in their scheme as far as the run game in the past and they soda less than they dominated the line of scrimmage. They have a phenomenal phenomenal running back situation right now and I'm talking about the situation without Libya belt as James Connor. But I sent last night on tour cities and he's a hero he just did is because the way we can loses life what he's overcome it how he plays the game. And how he likens pars through one also football team to play the game with them. So they've got that going on the passing game looks legit what they couldn't make it hits you with so many different personnel groupings. It attacked view the with the field in the light of the field and that's that's something that's just not that that's not an aberration they can do that now. And on the deep inside of the football. You saw last night they destroyed the Carolina Panthers solvents like Kim had no shot. He had no shot to stick it back there gets set up in trying to mount a comeback. Because they have some people now up front on that the but the wind that are actually hit their stride to the secondary looks better luck or say that they have solved all the problems in the secondary I still think that's Achilles heel this football team. But I think a lot of the things that you saw last night won't transfer for the rest of the season provided that they stay healthy and now. That all that being said. I will say this look I hate the principal or right now in the NFL I think it's about as bad as it's ever been from a fundamental standpoint. In apparent this kind of solidified a lot of that last that I notes a short week and you're traveling you have one less day of preparation and the home team. But some of the things they were doing defensively and some of the farm on almost states that they were making. This note no wonder offensive by explosions are taking place all over the league week after week after week is about as bad as it looks put dom. I don't think that's indicative of how apparent as the play the rest of the year. But I think the Steelers are legit and they're gonna be there and very in their Nancy. So all along those live report move on to some of the other teams Ali Graham bell has till next Tuesday to report or can't play this year. Hey do you think he will report and if he does. Why would he. It's a great question do you know what dot. I'll tell you what I don't know look the people who know him the best really noses his teammates in the in the locker room and outside of the Stanley they don't know when he's sort of reports I can only say if he's going to. And considering that really at this point I mean there's really no. Real advantage to him going ahead and reporting I'm sure like the Steelers that they really you know. Report on a lie detector test and they were there arrested told the truth what they really one of the report out that there would say you don't want. Maybe not. Then let him hit free agency next Iraq at different times in the Denver market for anti as a matter quarterback number in 2019. When to let him hit the market and quite honestly right now. Chemistry is something that we can just never really predict how it's going to turn out for a football team. And we kind of hit the jackpot as far as the chemistry on this team right now with out him I know he's a good player. He's a great player. He's one of the most versatile backs we've seen come through this legal long long time. But there are a lot of times where there is addition by subtraction that is a real phenomenon it's happened when does football team right now. So I think distillers you know. Really wouldn't we if you really were gonna make them make a decision to make them make a declaration I'm sure they were apply leaving them to the site of we don't really want care he does come back and quite honestly made we don't want him back but I'm I'm not speaking for them that's the Paula how I would be feeling at this point. Right as Louis break up front office and sort of Louis Louis that's a that's one side of the equation in the Libyan bell situation for the Steelers and this season. But let's be honest this whole thing from Levy announced perspective has always been about next season and making short term he's in the best possible that position. To maximize his dollars in free agency so to me forget what he what it may or may not bring to the Steelers. This year up Levy on if he comes back. If he's willing to sacrifice by about nine million to make sure he's helping to get 3738. Million why the hell what he would get picked five million to put all that in jeopardy at this point. And that's. That you want to makes perfect sense trading and quite honestly look. But what I tell you what I've seen some always funny tweets into some guys makes real funny come as a big Ryan Clark was on tour last night saying. He you know he can't imagine having those conversations with his wife about how I'm gonna turn down 866900000. Dollars a week. Pip for any reason for any reason at all I don't care what you're trying to set up for the future. But hey he's been willing to go all the way with this I think. Are there are some people who thought maybe he would like a lot sooner than this and that he was really just talking impostor trying to get to those to move to a number that he was more comfortable within that would. You go to him and signify exactly what his. Werth wasn't the National Football League in the and they haven't blinked in New Jersey so let me right now. I'd I think he will maybe go all the way with I'm I'm inclined to believe that this is going to be one of those the situation where you don't see in this year and he kind of does what he says what is on trying to preserve my long term future he didn't really care about miss O'Donnell fourteen million dollars this year. It feels is all that's is that really wasn't the point the point was he's trying to you know he's he's making its decision based on principle. He's trying to look up are people gonna come after him at his position whether it's the same kind of skills that he does. So I mean look. That's that's that's a stance I don't know how many people would take but obviously he's made he's wanted to take it we'll see how plays out you know my wife what. Eleven missed the first offseason work out little competitive again photographer Louis Riddick RE SP NFL. Front office inside are also played safety for number of years in the NFL as well. Georgia the saints and make the move for Dez bright here's the team go to go to they'd be the management side of this. Louis. They Ted Ginn junior went on I. UN had been targeted so. They've had this issue for a little while Marc Cooper gets straight to the cowboy customers Thomas gets traded the Texans. And Al Golden tickets traded did Eagles. Should nor have gone that route and traded for one of those type wide receivers instead of picking up a I Dez Bryant or do you like this move. Do you. Could see where it may be. They could've gone they could have been a little bit more proactive as far as addressing their depth. But that they are tremendously resourceful football team as far as how they use their personnel and how versatile their personal are. You know let a guy like Ben Watson at tight end who they pretty much use like a wide receiver. It had him doing some things that not a lot of tight ends can do because of how. Merciful Venice now obviously as a movie now on the stretcher with Kim Meredith envoy on IR. There they're perilously thin at wide receiver and you can see why they made this move now. I think you. I didn't know watching their tape yet you know I think I may be have a a decent idea about how they're going to use Dez. And it would be very similar to maybe how they used Ben Watson instead of going with twelve personal too wide receivers two tight ends in a back field goal little bit more maybe eleven personnel now. And have Dez do some of the things that they had Ben Watson doing. And that's really trying to take advantage of the middle appealed to take advantage of matchup I'd I'd. You can kind of could get a good feel for how song's gonna try and get Dez and very optimal situation here where his size his visit quality. His speed is something that will be able to use the use to his advantage against linebackers and safeties I don't know how much they'll use him on the outside like a Ted did. A you know was also known for because it's not really his game but haven Mike Thomas together. That's a heck of a combination that I set at all long you don't set on the show many different times the middle of the field is there to be taken in the NFL by offenses because you just can't defend it the way you used to. As if from a defense perspective and quite honestly most teams don't try to anymore which is. Really depressing for me to watch. But I I think you're gonna see him in Mike Thomas that look that could be a very very good combination. Of players given what they like to try and do offensively. And I'm anxious to see him get started at the end of the day Dez is going to be up against your third best defender at this point and that's garbage you would you like dad I don't know what you're Sean Payton in the saints that things you can dial up. Lewis rig is with us or credible for office insider a Lewis then there was the odd situation where giants head coach pat Shermer. Had to call in Ely during a bye we can't say hey. Your still the starter this essentially tells us that eventually he's got to have that conversation where is gonna say hey you're not this. Right yeah yeah I think that's coming and I mean there's no question I think that's come and they they cannot go through 2018. The same way they went through 2017. And not know. As far as the other quarterbacks on the roster what exactly they happen I've said this before Kyle a letter has the place they have to figure out what they haven't in the of the bigger out of these just the back up if he's a journeyman if he's someone could maybe be a lot a part time starter or a big deal fulltime starter and that's not. Pulling out of the question I think what is delayed this process obviously is Jim that Kyle found themselves thin with the incident here in New York City. But I think that's eventually going to come it'll probably come when the the giants are mathematically eliminated and then they don't have anything to worry about from that perspective as far as then pushed back although I don't really think they're gonna do is gonna be any push back when they decide to sit Eli down the fans aren't dumb the team isn't dumb they know that this is it they know what's the end they know that he is that the end. Of his career with this football team. And really. From a foreign office perspective and a coaching staff perspective and an ownership perspective you owe it to the organization first it's everyone else to go ahead it's our planning for 2000 in nineteen. In the end pats really just set the table right now we feel like you're a starter now. You disorder now until we get everybody on the same page and figure out when is the optimal time to go ahead and start looking at. Other players at that position in particular they've already put everyone also knows if you say this are putting out there and it becomes common knowledge that even a guy like Landon Collins is may be up for trade. Landon Collins. Landing Colin what are your pillar players on your football team at a very critical position let it be known that he's available to be had. The new look will then why wouldn't have why right now would you sit there and kind of like grind your gears about whether or not what's the right time again city like down. I understand you dessert he deserves a lot of respect and he has gained a lot of us that there aren't a lot of respect but this is also business that is a replacement business and it's gonna be time to replace him to it happens everybody says they need me to figure out when that's gonna happen. Well those little let me follow but you on that real quickly because when this went down last year obviously give put in geno Smith it was a disaster the streak ended. And the backlash was immense do we believe that that happened in a vacuum would be enacted last year the GM had to sign off on that probably ownership had to sign off on that right. Will serve but it that they didn't really they didn't handle very well is very clumsy tram you don't you know that it wasn't quite honestly at the time look. When a GM has had as many missteps is Jerry Reese had when the head coach has no cash say it really is losing the locker room doesn't have respect of the locker room. The fan base in quite honestly I'm sure ownership at that point had known that they were gonna make a change and then the 2018. It's just doesn't it. It's it's never really gonna go right the way you should there's always gonna be people were gonna second guess what you're doing there and then on top of that when you have it be as clumsy as it was and make it seem like people weren't really. That they really didn't think it through its as the bad bad situation I think right now considering there's a new general manager Dave Gelman there's a new paid coach in pat firmer. And they're trying to establish their program. I just I don't think it's the same situation this year I think this is something that could be done. Very very objectively and be done quite honestly with not as much emotion in and looked directs them basis it they've had enough. I don't think right now anybody sitting there going all knowledge Eli needs to stay in their now you need to let him play out the year. I don't think anybody saying that at all least I haven't heard that and I think right now everybody who'll give the front office the benefit of the doubt because it's new. But I'll tell you this. With many of the missteps that were made with the front office this year as far as. How they evaluate their football team and how they thought maybe they could to put some pieces around me like get the right pieces and make a run this year. With how bad that is gone almost say this. May be the benefit of the doubt that they're being given also is not as much as number than maybe you would have thought so. They need to make sure that 2019 is that there is a home run year as far as how the players that they bring in in the success ultimately they have in the field. Louis about a minute left or stay in the same city quarterback or out in New York in the quarterback of the future on the roster for the jets and Sam Arnold in a boot. Walking boot not playing this week leads the league in interceptions once she's healthy the C immediately go back on the field. I would assume he doesn't mean unless they bills older put them in a situation and it's it's gonna adversely affect them for the feature which. You don't KB the debt situation does because it says that it's it's not a good offensive line it doesn't they don't have very good weaponry on the perimeter. And he's not set up for success this year and I mean look there's benefits to him playing because he's gaining experience and his inexperience in a system that. You hope was a system he's gonna play it play in 2019. Although we don't they continue to lose football games who knows what's gonna happen with that entire coaching staff. But it's one of those world they made the commitment they made the decision to go and play them this year they've made the decision to give them the the experience here in his rookie year so these healthy. And you're really not putting them in harm's way you're not really adversely affecting his development and put him in there but look at the debt situation insist. It's one where it's going downhill is going downhill fast and they need to stop the bleeding there somehow someway because there's still quite of the season left to play. Is there is but as we like to say is get late early is good I felt I just answered in the NFL right out of some reason they appreciate him in always good to talk to you thanks Louis. Who got a guys are able to take a week to week off from your Ferrari well because he still release. I don't worry it's coming back and talk. You know I. You know double talk about it at the drop of the hat listen men what junior barrel on the hall of fame drain resigned Greg guy I don't. Legendary you know I I would hope I see him right now glad we look at Mike you know Mike you or you go man all you know use what you just don't want admitted yeah I know you feel I said next time I have and he had personnel reviews apologized. Where there are other elected as we iceman I got they're easy listen he was in on the Ferrari from Ireland to anyone they got up. All right so that's great situation we have in the NFL we have a great situation coming up in college football this weekend. They're gonna descend on Chestnut Hill and the Eagles upset the whole thing will get that next. My name is Lauren I'm 33. I didn't want my identity. To be the smoking mom my first experience with jewel I do remember. Being like this is good it's it's it's like a cigarette at nine. I don't miss smoking at all like I can officially say it grosses me out. 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And what part of the article goes look you're part of a singing Mary had no goal and we go ESPN radio is into present about progress insurance awful against Jones on the show opens on performance line you can can talk to those two ways one at a flowers dot com Twitter feed at golden wiggle or call him. 8605065505. So again is going to be a huge weakening college football. As game day is going to Chestnut Hill as BC gets ready to welcome and Clemson and who better to talk about that match up. That our own and a fellow college football analyst Matt Hasselbeck or a Hasselbeck I get computer ego he joins us one of the hassle buy bros joins us on the show Wenzel performance line. Taken synthetic motor court order form its old level. Make the switch to pens all synthetics today and this college football talk has brought you by Goodyear when you put in the hours the reps in the heart nothing keep your green blip for the Goodyear more driven all right hassle back how are you are you excited about what's going to be happening natural school as weekend. Heck yeah what a great start for the console while we let them and I were down here Raleigh, North Carolina called at eight weight or gain. Great game last I would think that or are you that I. It yet they want drop it would be. And the poking and current quarterback but. I. Or Edgar there are clean and start at quarterback in the first are laid out into that'll certainly. What what again that was army wait force again out the last minute drive right there were down 23 to warning and end up. Taken that one North Carolina State I was just talking up the ACC. You know I haven't four teams in the top 45 obviously clumsily to and and everybody on the same. Same division North Carolina State. Boston College as well and Syracuse. And in North Carolina State you know I guess you'd say lay a nag I mean they were definitely heavily favored in that game but kudos to Wake Forest. It would be great and there are kind of let it go out there rabbit out he backed debt by at least some. It really what we'll do it until the end of the so that it got back my adult lap at 1130. It would not quite yet and you're yet contact and I want but yeah I uploaded it yeah I called it didn't like it. And let it ought to. So were you surprised by the outcome when he saw that I got time. I think we're all it was surprised that I. Wanted to enter into programs that you have a quarterback. That record of the year I will let let them go they what the next guy. In order to freshmen any connect we got. It looked like there was overt and it can't do that I did you know I don't I don't know that it ought to look I. I'll wait or duck it. So all you do look at you mentioned college football a big weekend we we've kind of looked at the top four teams. Matt in in the rankings and what is our toughest game left and and everybody believes for Clemson. It is going to be this game and Chestnut Hill against Boston College Boston College two losses this year wonder Purdue bubble Purdue Boston College smoked Ohio State. And the other loss to the team that lost last night. North Carolina State so I huge game Boston College loses last year cons and I think it was like 34 to seven. Audio how do you see their chances in this wall that defense. Well that the code name actually October 4 quarter I believe that can't you much too big you are all you know our front Eli. OK got it but it really don't talk about all. We get out that you are in college you know they don't come up until Matt. All that aren't aware they got a huge deal and you talk about extra. We look at seemingly look like that where where are allowed Derek notre. The order but I'll look at our US. And it would Iraq. There weren't about their at all you get our ballots but odds. But. Yet uttered at now yeah. Thought god get or its contract. And I think are different but didn't they might get all of the fact it is going to be about our. There I can't college and days there late in the clock. Well listen Matt Hasselbeck witnesses were important what will be an interesting game Saturday chestnut hills Clinton comes in. So make the case I mean make make the case how how this 'cause right now we did the math. Or people smarter than Mike and I did the math and they gave the cut the top four teams in the college football playoffs right now. Only a 9% chance that everybody's gonna run the tables so the odds are that somebody's gonna stumble. What do you think is the best way to Boston College can force Clinton to be one of those ones that's stumble Saturday. Why can't. That score if you thought our and it will not with the ball. Well like I called the you know what we ought to ought. Boston College oh mind you and draft in your party have. I'm addicted to AJ guilin a local crop. Could end. You know what I wanna be one of man running back it was you and I wanna be dumb man I talked audit. On I drove it last year this year the topic came with an ankle injury and Eaton could be he wasn't able to order toward different and went off the field I think. Mike Stratton Oakmont you AJ villain don't turn call our. And quite directly third degree of the ballots were cup Carolina. Now an absolutely looking forward to that again medal line playing extremely well until Enron awhile to team that they think twenty cent 23 in the country in rushing 225. Yards a game a great test. Are you for that clemson's defense of lime looking forward to that Chestnut Hill over on the. Each site they might. And they're never called you out while Cutler while. Actually. Arnaud got. And it it. Literally from 10 o'clock mark our hotel about. That's Albert. A crock got the call that I play. Barkley or they'll col or or one time ever apartment. On the road. And all these back. Each and order Colbert the Colbert name that you ever played and then I don't. A little bit a bit I wouldn't mind you're a bad I don't look like. There was that cold weather pattern out here it's great I think the real thing that are not let me. Like. Over a matter I I said that when my boys are Notre Dame may play in the Sun Bowl in El Paso against the U and it was thirty degrees and snowing. Muted they have all their winter gear out Notre Dame jumped on him early and it was over Florida State's coming to Notre Dame this weekend it's most to be high twenties low thirties in May be some snow. I absolutely believe there something to it if you jump on a team quickly. That that's that's the difference here climbs and I don't know Boston college's at the neck and jump on them quickly and make them fly I don't think climbs and folding their tents but to your point. I'm with you I do think the cold weather could have an effect especially if you're not used to it and haven't played Stewart's all I actually get your point there. A Matt Hasselbeck joining us let's go over to the NFL the game last night. 5221. In favor of the Steelers I mean what do you say about a game like that. Or you in particular that are the right time to talk about the patriot. Saint dealer birchard creek and it started out well out there out by the art dealer they have their Al. A little bit the drama out got a lot and Connors. And that. Why aren't the or shortly on belt they know let it. I look good or great we are great off a eight the majority a lot of crew that she. You know waited they celebrate. Our sport are out like that at that record out at the cut shot down at the opera life. You don't typically. Short touchdown. The way they celebrate. Or are they don't look like you are out we keep that. A public liked our checks go out. There are they all the cars and our apple. What are coal and allied and their number or I'll hit it really ought. I think it get hot why aren't there are no actor at. The playoffs. Number I'm gonna be just I think really knew that it. It will be but they're scheduled match down the stretch is brutal they got to be Jacksonville tried to which they could new twice last year than they got to play the chargers in a second by against the raiders and then they get the patriots the saints in the Bengals to finish of the season I mean that is a tough finishing stretch so it's great now. But the Steelers but Iraq of the winds when they can't because they've got some tough. Games coming Matt we appreciated brought up on this weekend. Anytime. Thanks Matt. Game day open Chestnut Hill on that absolutely going to be no good very interesting game man can Boston College control. That line instruments are all lie plain extremely well Dillon run and well. That is a great way obviously get a win is to keep tech funds and offense off a terrible what a match up one of the better all lines in the country against really NFL deal behind enemy and you could you can make a very compelling case might the Chestnut Hill it's going to be live there. If you're a smoker you know switching isn't easy tried Bates and the six and they just didn't deliver the satisfaction you expected. Jewel. Is different. It's not any cigarette it's a bigger product that actually satisfies. Us your. Joseph simple leaders and there's no cigarette national lingering odor as a smoker you expect a certain nicotine experience rice. Jewel delivers it jewel try to check out JUU well dot com slash sports switched and be satisfied. Yes you can do both. 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Are sort of taking over everything it looks basically if you aren't as a result just. Used figuring out what what daddy have regularly using a forever more adamant morneau know one of the real founders of driving. Analytic and may making you look at things scientifically by the numbers by the map. Is amending Bill James who's who's really started this in baseball years ago in fact. He's been such a big part of Saber metric gain. Baseball's hasn't exactly been a Red Sox special advisor for many many years. Well. Perhaps he got so involved in the math. He forgets at times that humans. Actually are the things and the people that play the game. And that led to him saying something that just makes no sense now this is. Why he said if the players all retire tomorrow we would replace them. The game would go on in three years it would make no difference whatsoever. And the line that got everybody the players are not any capitalized not the players are not the game any more than the beer vendors are. As a good friend of ours would say to hell with you later thank ya and wool wool it well. OK look I get it we all root for laundry I understand that we draft ever year to replace players. When Alex Smith saw that the chiefs moved up to take Patrick Holmes what did he say even though it was the start drove last year. I know my time is up in Kansas City so yeah players replaced all the time. Which no players do. They play the game your beer vendors don't do play the freaking game. It's a ridiculous last. Statement from him the first these are two in my mind he married two statements to connect when these are two completely separate statement. During the first one about players all retiring tomorrow forget that basically threw the game would go line in three years it would make no different except that every single year. That I left the locker room the next year the locker room was different correct players leave Myers command it their roster or are overturned or changed every single. Year sort of that in his point bear is absolutely right correct the ridiculous statement is the players are not the game any more than the beer vendors are the players are absolutely the game. They're just. Different players your your stars consistently through the years and other players that become stars at some point or make big plays at some point. Throughout the season especially throughout the playoffs so tomatoes are two separate statements to won his players are replaced all the time all the time we've known that. But the shape that players aren't are not the game is ludicrous. Is one of the most ridiculous. Dumbest statements I've heard somebody make in a long time someone that's. You know in an office behind a door you know working his calculator does math and all that and not understanding what actually goes on. Out on the field of guys who play the game. Yeah and by this this all came out this series of tweets some of which related deleted. Jones on social media to explain why a player making three million dollars and years underpaid. Whites disingenuous to argue the players are taking money out of the miles of concession workers because. You have a special skill set as a player by the Whaley Bill James ensures big liberal war right. We are above replacement. Will want to put in the African beer vendor up from rookie bats and see how that there was just such a dumb since so much so that is doing is a consultant for the Red Sox and the Red Sox put out a statement and couldn't be backing away from Bill James Moore for a and that statement saying he does not speak for us he has nothing to doing that yet here's the exact statement the comments Bill James mastered it made yesterday are both reckless and insulting. Considering our game's history regarding the use of replacement players the players are the game and our fans have an opportunity to enjoy most talented baseball players in the world. Every season look you have to newest a strikeout NFL right from play and you had replacement players. And you know what that they were fair and they played you'll they weren't as good as the players that were there before the. It did what big games did a lot of good happens every year but the shape the players aren't big game is. Is on real. 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