Hour 2: Buster Olney

Dec 6, 2018|

The guys talk with ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney about all things baseball before continuing their conversation about the Raptors winning last night and more.

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The booklet the bold moves on offering double clicking on it day DA BWL. Club for a turns out. Now nailed it glad you're with us presented by the rest insurance a phoned instruments on the shall pencil performance on. At Ned Burke in for my goal. A lot of things to discuss. The NBA today we've gotten through us some linguistic issues with LeBron but I am that I Alice and I can carelessness and I. Nicely done you really could careless because you Caroline's. Which is sort of the jobs about LeBron was trying to sailor all the criticism but we understood the point he was trying to make was also very big trade in baseball could have a guy like you won today Christian post baseball tonight doubles break this down but. Let's take even one step further shall we Elisa got a really knows maybe he really knows baseball who's the best Vermont dairy farming viking in the world was ever I don't. That's our baseball insider but are all these joining us on the shell Pennzoil performance line here comes the greatest readable time. At triple action protection for optimal engine performance with Jill I. That was a mouthful get through a buster tell us just how good this deal is for the cardinals taken a Paul Goldschmidt and his bat not a stolen bases but as bad. Yeah and you know terrific defenders well they needed a middle of the order hitter to augment deadline out the at and look this this was a great opportunity for them because is the Diamondbacks. Indicated it seems the beginning the offseason that they were very much opening the idea trading Goldschmidt they didn't have a lot of places to go because a lot of the contenders have Horry felt the first base spot sold for the cardinals it was absolutely a buyer's market you know they give up three players form. But in terms of his immediate impact. That he could have on the cardinals' next year in a really competitive National League central it's exactly what they needed it does raise some questions I think about how they'll handle this defensively is now Matt corp in order. He's been at first base in recent seasons that's move lower third base. But like you said buster Saint Louis to massive upgrade and now listen the cubs last year. Got pushed by the brewers to play in the walker game Milwaukee's uncle always we know we Ellis in BP this now appears nearly strong three horse race right essential which in the cardinals the cubs and the brewers. Yeah I would agree with you and I've heard from agents that they feel like it dead the National League central teams. I generally speaking have been some of the more active teams you know the reds also are out there that trying to do things as well. You know the cops are not gonna do that much because they're bumping up against their payroll limitations you're trying to be creative they're telling other teams that are open to talking about some of the young position players in a way that they hadn't been before. So we'll see how they responded yeah and the cardinal strategy as well as proven from the past. They'd like to. In these stars as they near free agency like a guy like. A Mark McGwire a guy like Matt Holliday. Because they believe that the player will follow with a market and then they can sign into an extension to this it didn't just talk ultimate drop in and for one year perhaps. Well that that's the bigger issue is boss role he joins us let let's go to their for a second because I think there's two sides this one. It's pretty clear that they wanna try and make him fall in love with Saint Louis as you know as you well know buster a lot of people duke is that as a baseball rabbit down it's not. 88 just a baseball town it's a baseball rabid town so that's what they're trying to do and this is also clear indication that Arizona was never gonna sign right. And net look at me we're seeing in baseball last year's team do not want to invest in players in the early in mid thirty's you've been metric exception of Robinson can no. It's just there's a belief. Is that there's a lot more risk there. And there's also I think in baseball a trend of staying out of the middle this is what the Seattle Mariners had done you know they want 89 games. And they still an expert fourteen games that in their division until they decide you know what we're not in day be good enough to. To catch the Astros were not going to be good net to catch yet but it. So we might as well go to the other extreme and I think that's what the Diamondbacks are doing as well they're looking at their division and we're not good not to catch the Dodgers. We have to. Try Q get our payroll and order we have to try to build up the the farm system. And you know Jerry part of that general manager of the of the Mariners that last winner each feels like there's almost. Much of a race for the number one pick in the draft in baseball these days as series for the top of the divisions and the teams are. Trying like crazy to avoid that middle ground and that's with the data back to do with a straight. Talk robust dollar right now goal going you spin rate and used in two. Stick to the sixers won forty. How it has this all come about the nationals adjusting the whole thought as to what's gonna happen Bryce Harper and they still could resigning him. But Corbin represents a real up break is now you look at that that threesome of which prosper in scherzer and toner Rourke as a four that's awfully good rotation. It's a great rotation and add and the national separated themselves by being willing to give Corbin is secure in the opera because. He relied so heavily on his slider last year 43% of the time he threw a slider second highest rate baseball. To ordered 46 strikeouts in 200 innings. But you guys know slider is not a double friendly pitch and sell one the other team to Philly the Yankees were told that he's gonna get secure I don't even know they actually formally made off first. Because they felt like they couldn't compete with that I think the strategy at nationals general manager Mike Ritz has been very interesting. As he's gone about his business is what are feeling hold on that roster. I think he understands lucky eat the nationals are gonna make another run to keep Bryce Harper. That's the decision over his pay grade that the decision it's gonna be made by ownership in the national ownership as the unique relationship with Scott Boras who represented harper and somebody the other national players. So Mike Rizzo is doing everything he can't make the roster batter into that yet the winner Boris nationals ownership get together and Bryce Harper deal. All the better for for Washington but Riddell I think upgrade the roster where he can and controlling what he can control. A bus rolled in with us again bustle be a Las Vegas next week for via MLB winter meetings outlook let's stick with that with the nationals here for a second I wanna get into that the Yankees and where they maybe look for pitching. Buster you have let's look at what they have those those three pitchers now. And let's say they find a way. To resign. Bryce Harper over that 300 million pretend that he was offered. On let's say they get close to that 350 number. Then you're talking about four players. On the nationals. That would be over 800 million dollar. In a salary whose annual we talk a lot about well heeled the ratings are down in baseball and attendance is down. Business doesn't seem to be down in any way shape perform. No and that's what I keep telling people say you know you get the inevitable when their World Series game five ratings are down baseball died oh really what do you think tank leaked how tolerant are. Coming someplace is not a eight square. You've got thirty baseball owners who running security institution to be capped a millionaire ballplayers. This sporting doing really well and I think that we just have to stop looking at in traditional ways by only focusing on attendance. Are focusing so much and television ratings I clearly when he's soft spot. After they they saw the same rating that we did it help you baseball writing the players and making on average more money than they ever have before seems to make a lot of money. Yes they got James Paxton is Basra only as well this they got Jay's Paxson. From from Seattle but the Yankees are still the market for pitching what is the market where will they be looking out of the didn't get Corbett. Yeah and trade their strategy when they trade for back and let you know what. Let's get this guy now this he'll be the big dog of our off season lol lol upgrade their rotation with him and that takes pressure office in other conversations. So one according thing is going down they don't feel like they have to extend themselves whose six year. Nate and evolving it looks like an adult back to the Boston Red Sox they don't necessarily have to chase him. The bad trade option on the table or those three guys with the Cleveland Indians keep Cory clover Trevor Bauer Karl is correct the need to be cleared other teams look will. We'll talk about these guys they light an eighteen inch didn't want them to take one of the contract softer bucks eighty Jason Kidd missed. That certainly is a way the Yankees can go JA happ is still out there although it looks like he's become a focus for the Philadelphia Phillies. And yeah. Another way you can go in the Yankees you could say Lockett at as we move along here through the winner they're not as many great options in the free agent market. The release market eats accurately that lacked when we elect 25 relievers this year we have like sixty. At all like while. A mark closers the Yankees could say. We get signed you know 23 of those guys in the Andrew Miller. You know pictures like that upgrade the rotation and of course the big X-Factor for the Yankees and feel like they're line in the weeks. In which shot oh that's a way to upgrade your pitching by adding they had the best available depend on the left side of the infield. Yeah on the shot a little bit actually enormous new yankees fans are clamoring for that buster right find fasting is this conversation about. Defensive shifts we know our friend Mark Teixeira despises and in Germany hitters I torso pull heavy hate the fact it's changed the game is there a chance. In a much like me legal defense in basketball long ago that all the sudden Major League Baseball you you'll get together and Sarah right. It lets outlaw the ships or modify them because they have obviously changed the game completely. There's no question Qaeda is coming we talked about this all summer friend Jason stark wrote a great piece say yesterday in which illuminates that the the momentum for this. In one way or another I think something's coming and you know in talking to sources yesterday eighty indicate the to basically. That the most. Favorable move at this point is this day let's study until we gonna have two guys right the infield you have to have two guys were not gonna have this situation. Possibly if they move ahead with that we're gonna have three guys on one side of the infield but the interesting thing that you mentioned you know what they get together with the union I feel like the relationship right now the working relationship between you Major League Baseball is the worst that I've seen since the mid nineties while and you guys saw last spring how when they made this change only six mound visit. Baseball sort of tiptoed and it's that we like to do this and the union completely disagree publicly. I think that after what happened with that situation it would not surprise me at next. You know and when we get to February. You Mikey Major League Baseball definite date but you don't like what we did last winner. We can't work out an agreement which is we're just getting implement and maybe get a bet the kids support that made it Hitchcock is part of that it's going to be really interesting deceit. If there's any kind of change in net working relationship between the two sides. Or buster that's fascinating on a couple levels and there's a lot to get into their because Timmy. Changing and I know Mike is sort of a spouses when it comes a free throws and hack A Shaq kind of things but to me. Getting rid of the shift. How about just learning to hit the opposite way right and it what's wrong with that I mean why why don't if you if if if they know what you are going to do how are you just get better at your job that seems to be. Some that would make more sense in changing the rule to a comedy these guys who can only. Accept it and react very great description yesterday from a baseball person you like it that they that you know very well. He did you know the most stubborn creature on the world is in no in the in the world. That the Major League hitter that these guys right now are locked into the idea I'm gonna do damage. And I'm gonna try to drive the ball and that doesn't mean hit the ball the other way because there's a feeling among players looked at just doesn't pay to slap singles Tony went style. Through the opposite side infield and we have not seen progress in that regard. Especially against the the increasing velocity we're seeing in Major League Baseball. So I think it is. I don't like changes another sport this is in an effort on B hard. I'd be capped at Major League Baseball who helped hitters and we'll see if they follow through I think they will want former another. And then if they do that then it becomes this thing what you're doing one thing. And that is going to be somebody else with a pitch clock that's sort of counterbalance each other because if you get away. From the shift you're not shortening the game. You're extending the game and then they get don't have the pitch count in the pits caught a drench shortly game those two things seem to be incomplete loggerheads with the job. Well I think it. They wanna increase up and they wanna increase space of action because it's amazing to me how many people he talked to in the game school's stadium looked. With all the strikeouts would be unity decrease in offense. The key it would all the pitching changes they feel like that the at the game is really dolls for example and that saved baseball persons that may look we have to incur you know this eighteen inning game in the World Series. Last year during the course of the game it felt like everyone just couldn't wait for to get over. And that should have been something that people would have inspired people the next day everyone's talking about it instead it was we didn't baseball circles. Man at the track like that that was a long haul without a lot of stuff going on and I think that's good baseball wants to change. Buster I'm so glad you brought that up because when we get a chance to discuss this when it happened but when that World Series went down the first thing that went through my mind is. The thing that the surest will remember most about this World Series is that game. And to me that game was everything that's wrong with baseball no one is going to sit and seven and a half hours be invested. In in that process and to meet you or change something trying to figure out a way to avoid that going forward. And the pitching changes which I I you know as we go along here are because teams now. Now are either they they're following the plot the look even if it's say a lesser pitcher if you bring in a guy who's throwing really hard. For shorter stint at time that's more effective and that's where the match to take in us and it is they eat those metrics are indisputable. But I don't think it's gonna inspire a generation of fans to have like a run of a parade of relievers that they don't know commented that it did it come into the game and and I think that's part of what's being discussed. Do to change says that Buck Showalter old friend had a great idea. Last week and speaking Sid hey let's tie that DH to the weight pitchers are used giving the east all thirty teams the way and it. These starting pitchers taken out the Yankees blew the DH. Instead advising the idea of keeping his starting pitcher in the game which is something I think the sport really needs to get away. From this parade of relievers are saying. And Albion setter buster oil right now goal going used in greater ease into check of the baseball player podcast. We're buster and apple podcast is an app will last one for you buster. Bryce Harper we mention the fact he still could go back the nationals the Phillies have said the Michael stupid with the money. I know this is subs to change winter meetings are coming your best guess now where does Bryce Harper ago. I would bet that family farm in Vermont that the Phillies are gonna wind up with either Manny which out our price our pursue one of those guys. He's gonna wind up Derek I think the Dodgers their title line in the weeds some wanna Bryce Harper I know they're looking for it out about great ideas don't know what Andrew Freeman who heads up the baseball ops. Interest in spending that kind of money to fight to pick one team act of two day I would pick the Phillies I've posed that question a lot of baseball executives who were still guessing. He and it'll be the national that step out and sign. Follow up question that then what do you think the dollar amounts gonna because he turned down 300 million. Well and and about that too we don't know how much that was that. Deferred that we knew we know that the national also indicated that they were not mentioned these opt out. Clauses within the contract during the course of the deal. So that was a really different type of contract my guess is. Is that when that actors how it's done dressing it up with a lot of bells and whistles it'll be something in the range of 350 million dollars. All right that's a lot of bells and whistles. Yeah. A cluster we appreciated. Have fun in Vegas next weekend have you gotten past your vikings losing in violence and brutal. I don't even like talking about it OK I'm not happy about those two non called a pass interference play against the vikings receivers. This is what he's about a lot of it's not all buster we appreciate it man have bubble talk to you soon. I night and let me ask you this what we profitable buster because that was the first thing I thought was like oh it's this epic eighteen inning but. Knows he was terrible for the game was terrible for the game on Bartow and you're a baseball guy right. What would you think usual watching that game on full. I fell asleep in the eleven areas I woke up to the sixteenth and it was the world single item isn't that great and I power him and X-Men and ams and only get through the finish line. But your point there's a lack of action which is the promise not actually the pace of play. It's a lack of action within the play it was like eight in the thirteenth inning the Dodgers of the bases loaded. On the fifteenth inning there's a suicides we bosh and try to there was nothing happening to busters point and that's a real issue here there's not enough the ball important why there's so I had like a lies about Teddy fix it. Well I bet that's the that's the that's the question right right and it's a fair question BC don't you'll like it and it wasn't I didn't think was great right how do you fix it it's still got so join us later yeah has this gritty of the golden at bat which quite frankly I like it it's not terrible pick like a mix baseball purist head explode right we have. Yeah Disco right I mean. It's ordinary happened but I like the fact out of the box what book why would it never happened just shouldn't listen in and it happened the purest of Disco craze what a pure Serb. You know. Around that much harder of what dryness. You don't even die out now we need to sort of keep going what do what is adapt or die right right and and the fact Obermann said the shift has been around since the 1870s I want verification. Palatable it was a it's still my go to Washington the Cleveland spiders is that the team and there's a supervises the purpose of a you know journalism whose residents keep bringing those of us we appreciate it. So I'm really curious as what would be the solution here's a key plot tweeting Z can't outlaw the shipped but how how do you do that that you just tell the team. I second baseman tacitly between these boundaries and the shortstop case sheet and that's fundamentally changing the game Italian forces you just have to put issuable you know you always a little Kabila to tackle box in football. When you can grow or you can throw the content throw away is an intentional grounding out and have these lines if he's over here he's outside so but yeah out doesn't count them take issue it's a shortstop can't be on the right side of the manipulative is a left handed batter like you have to be. When the position but I I don't know what it's very true yankees Lyle tweet. He plots tweet which is act Keith law banning the ship to stupid and pointless and will be difficult if not impossible to enforce other than that it's a great idea. Hash takes a lot of aria finally we put that tweet in because it was pretty petty and we aren't. 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Earlier he's doing well for the Cleveland Browns won't find out there's a you know it in a rookie child rival. And that's a as we have lots to get to including oh we've we did this earlier in the show and I and for those are weren't up at 6 o'clock for what god bless you can get. Particularly about a life on both we have the discussion yesterday about French Fries because the Harvard professor. Moreover there said the usually eats six Fries at a time which we thought was ridiculous if you're going to eat the start bonds beat them. Mean even even the rockets a cheat day where he goes all right so if you're gonna be gonna fry it up. No yet taken sixty ticket 606 is very dainty and there's just no we could literally just and you get to shoot 75 times just to savor at that much correct so then we got off on the tainted. I don't you heard we tend to do that on the total toreros driving us. And just how many Fries are there and say a standard McDonald's large order French Fries and goalie can I. At the same time came up with the same number 37 whipped badly whipped badly and DeVon bubble boy also was on and on 37 he thought was 37 to write yeah so then we decided we needed to know before figured out the people actually do this on YouTube. There's a give his account as I tell things right that's all of this person does is he counts things. But do we Sid gold didn't trust a guy he could've brought a couple and did this we didn't know so we had Devin doing scientific experiments and he's like Rain Man ya Everett the toothpicks follow Florida it doesn't I'm 37 I guess technically you expect that. Of so what do we had we had Debbie go out and actually by surprise write and count them check Raymond Babbitt over here exactly so and and how many did did you guys and its partner over the driver offices Democrats think how many did we actually find in the large order Fries. 73 so really we were right we just transposed the numbers in our mind. As you know my longstanding philosophy is my understanding that there would be no matter so you know I just we just sort of transpose that but we week. Goal tonight and you we have to EPO. If the deal because stands sick you said what close to a hundred. Yeah as exaggerating 37 was way off you had a double 37 essentially it would burn answer once and let the record show the DeVon had plenty of those little knobs that he did not count well here's that we're doing and officials studied the number would be more like 7576. Yeah yeah my ex wife Crist reads 78 yet another one but here here's the real interest and you set a hundred. And we said 37. There were 73. So you're much closer. Are much closer and closer by time although price is right rules. What we vote we can't establish prices are rules after the fact yeah I don't know how it works in Canada just running out of it off. Now what would be if you if you would have beat Tim Hortons if you get the prize from the Serb was again and I know Fries and divorce that's his coffee doughnuts oh really and those Fries have gravy and cheese on the OJ hadn't seen ever for a way to routine is not terror. Awfully calm you know late night if you're gonna cheat cheat with putting all its historical fallen it is but like you put the alcohol injured. So so they are reasonable the Internet something to real real well regulated here right here right lies it is coagulant in that group routine is really solid we've we chronicle the whole thing on answering that Goldman lingo by the way a lot of by the Debbie throws it up there you'll be this money. 361 to get the price I paid you back you very generous thank you I pay you back I paid you back to the ball cliff. So you know I switching if Fries all day we stole all have government so I think we can I I just I think we're just not looking at the right McDonnell. Right I mean the I think is probably always well. OK if that was the case would you let Debbie leave his wrist it was are we gonna wait till eleven the Fries are openings that are equipped with I don't Debbie does so you make little if it is not sure what his role actually is on as well. So we could've easily let it go to those largely has figured out salad every billionaires at two I'll kitty Devi is the best he's progressed I does so again. Let's get into what happened last night in the NBA what specifically didn't happen the big matchup again ESPN had the all access. Are going on with the sixers and the raptors game. And it wasn't a really much of a game as the sixers absolutely just. Had not been forum. While Leonard a series of several local while they're not brutal. They were brutal in this game but let's just a coli was asked about the build up before the game in the was like yeah yeah. He had 36 points. As the raptors beat the sixers won thirteen to 102. What was really interesting despite a season high 38 from Jimmy Butler joined us yesterday by the way and we applauded his rule. On his movie role in office Christmas party very under real Aaliyah and has been very underrated comedy very good. And he did his part. But the other two big stars the supposedly young guns of the sixers just did not show up Simmons. Had eight MB had ten it was a bad night all the way around the most. No question this continues a trend here for filled off the fact displaced soul. Orally in Canada thirteenth consecutive loss. In Canada and the raptors. When he won the five best record in the NBA. And 113 at home that clip was talking smack as seller shelling in the oatmeal sees it did in a perfect comeback army. We now know the audience is listing 730 finally got let go ahead listen treasuries and cherish team tourist city trash and it's. I wow. Have you ever been to Toronto. And I'll of the six I got him energy from Canada so yes our candidate so all of this autumn like backtracked this is back track of all time. Tres team trash city tres country and I have the relatives candidates and and speed and trash out about the sixers best player how about that stance six. Did you move along this really well. Saw. It was a making them very instructed us to do. So trash so got a few you know or going along it's. It was a good. Can we just say this is the part I love about him be more maybe than anything else more than the trolling. More than the way he gets on people there in the games you like the self love. You it men looked stark you know there's there's nothing worse the guys say well you know of value per table some guy has 31 wasn't that. You know IE he was like we already easy for us that you give me that W he admitted I didn't play well I mean. Just own it that's fine we'll love that about him kids honest and he's great. But he just wasn't great last night they got to figure that part. He's still the kid a team Doris Burks greater game last that might bring you several stock we bother news battles last night with a season high thirty appointment to Allen beat. Is gonna take this team as far as are gonna go and that's a potential east finals preview. This is all this talk with the Celtics beat the best team least they've been a real disappointment. Toronto is clearly the better team and looks like sixers Toronto it's inevitable mean Phil gonna I mean cliff rather go ahead and it. Yeah and again Philly clip us as well left Philly cliff and toads are totally loved the nation of Canada I have no doubt that mr. Christie turned around. You're darned quick for Clinton sent a separate. Trash had. That is for xenophile progress through it all come on stats that you can't let that stay is piling it you can't do that I can't but we also have to give matter MVP moment of the week what's new and appalled George how that's brought to buy sport clips. Check it online it's sport clips dot com slash check in and claim your spot today. George scored 25 of his 471. Office career rod by the way in the fourth quarter including the go ahead three point field goal with three point one seconds left. To beat the nets. It was his first career go ahead shot in the final ten seconds of the fourth quarter or overtime he had been oh and fourteen. Entering the game and why is that significant because there was that Gatorade spot work. Air quotes playoff peace. Talked about he guided the whole thing was him making the winning shot something he had never done before well now I can check that off the list and let's just say. He was very happy the way it went in the fourth war. Ma'am Dodgers got into the gone to a comfortable place. Special night special okay mother came together. Was down against our backs against the wall we say we're so we thought about. I certainly did and credit fox sports Oklahoma sewed it it begs the question. At that and how much do we really believe. What we're seen out of Oklahoma because it's basically the same team every year ago that just never got it right. They're back together they got to what an old four start and they've been phenomenal since I don't Forestar yes 63 sailors just Russia to sixty yards aria at Estrich and India over that span. Listen I'm shocked and noticeably in the west right now 177. But Oklahoma City you're right that the that the stigma was always it's Russell west Bergen who ousted George has been amazing. And honesty at the commander a change in the guard after golden state of course tours of the class the west and have been fully healthy but the spurs the rockets herb. Both under 500 right now. And a lot about what to cleric quarter mark of the season but I'll think I there's going to be a real viable contender here so why don't Oklahoma City why can't they be a team to make the west's final. Maybe the clippers as well can make a bush and the lakers right now are fifth in the west. I fifteen in nine sell to your point in Oklahoma City do it. Well they can't beat the warriors certainly can they get to the western congress bottle I believe they can especially Paula George as nights like last night. Look at. The thing about. Warriors we'll get an illness that everybody just assumes they're going to be healthy and everything will be fine as we've seen this year. There are some issues that are bubbling with this team and staff Currie. Is a little frail means a great player don't get me wrong but the last few years we've seen him get banged up during the regular season special stuff like ankles Joyce took Quincy and a groin thing too right now that the longer it takes one bad turn again and we're done at a percent so again now we'll see what happens going forward but play off peak comes through. In a non playoff game but does something he's never done before. Gold do we go present about progressive insurance protecting your small businesses a big deal cover what you worked so hard for visit progressive commercial dot com. 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Says the all star who want to play with four other all stars which I find interesting so well an all star. Join LeBron this summer you're booking and I had a book without question LeBron as the winner of the lakers in the. In a playoff round if not more so yes and ostracism or go abroad and join law law land. Op I'm booking as well I give it. I think amenable to par I think also the may join him. Will be cabin direct. I think this is all set well I think this is all a setup for Kevin so we ease his way off a one super team needs is way I don't know stop the madness and ago. As Arctic when he got next Major League Baseball should be in defensive shifts book never Mel paid hitters better. Do your job better about that. It does get frustrating watching a game or watching so many players rod of experts Trace point you can't fault somebody for being Smart yes there's a Smart move. That Joseph Madden it's like credit for the rays infield resisting except Iraq and an ever adopted it why fault somebody for saying you know what we're gonna win more by doing this you can do no airforce and I aim for exactly how about this worm to hit batter. That that mean. We had David Ortiz we talked about this from politics well. It's hard. Okay thanks I don't know what's going hard and what do John if we choose to go to the moon not because it is easy because it is odd man you know so let's go there we don't what else we got. Urban Meyer albeit head coach again board. Book it is blocking. Yeah I know Kirk herb street says he believes and he's never coaching again it's like a football player who says that retiring in March now. You eat that you find out retire when June rolls around you don't wanna go to training camp again. A lot of not booking because of the fact he's had these headaches he's been so much is climb the mountain but. He's only 54. He'll coach again Mack Brown's coaching of the ages 6070 these guys it's in the blood never stop but you can book at him walking. Year last Wright made it finally paid 105 years he is definitely going if you do is you can't switch it off right it's these guys are wired to be coaches it's part of their DNA we had nick nurse on yesterday that there is talked about his journey across the globe including play due Birmingham England for crying out loud it was a coach but he's going to coach again and you just can't help yourself. Aaron Rodgers will win another Super Bowl look it. Now not book in this. I know he's and a whopping contract by Alan the Packers are ready to contend the next couple seasons the ironic that classes here at a McCarthy's the fall guy. But to win a Super Bowl picks a lot and I don't they care Rogers has enough weapons are enough time to make an app may placed five more years an elite level the Packers are gonna be the best team of Opel my ex fighters listen football as the hardest sport to predict because of the injury factor. We saw that last year with the Eagles who somehow made it work despite all those losses on amen amen a book because I just I don't think. On the top recorder Rex the next five years. And I think they realize we need to go all in on our window I think they're going to change the way they do business. Especially bringing in free agents something they never really do on the bucket. Carla Murray. This is ago when I'm in his book married to a mile line I. Here at one point he did this and seen a ratio of like. They played a fourth quarter of right around the in completions were like minimal it was a single digits and you through five games of the season. But the fact he was slowed by injuries and didn't play as much in the fourth quarters betrays far because they are always killing teams at Palomar it was phenomenal especially late. Voters look at the fact elect in the big twelve shares of game against Texas I guess West Virginia I calmer winds. I feel bad for to a because I think Alabama success went against him here. Because if he had played more and fourth quarters the numbers he would have put up would have dwarfed everybody and and it hurts he was hurt in the SEC championship game clerks had to bail not against. Could develop Alabama didn't play well that night was not playing well before that our common book it for Kyle emerge because usually play tonight. And if if Joseph had played an actual season he would run away with the Heisman Trophy. Finally hosting the Oscars is the hardest job in show business book a Kevin Hart will host the 91 Academy Awards in February of 2019. I say no as well the host yeah. That's the live stream available. I don't think it's that difficult you'll love movies if you love entertain you loved show business it's a passion it's fun. It's shooting yourself after criticism expression today's world and it relaxed our ratings all Campbell's numbers were down last year but you can't focus and the result actual doing the job. Is a ton of funneling its hard I think it's a blast Billy Crystal and eight ties it because he loves it's hard. I am gonna book that because you can look at what makes it hard is the scrutiny. I'm you can actually do the job well but at the ratings fall flat it doesn't matter if you did the job what people consider you a failure I loved Leo it you know life. I also host via Skype tournaments and an alternative kind of a bit and people know me I just won best picture sent letters one desperate check it. All of the drop of what we have to pull play the next notify I. 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