Dec 27, 2016|
Dirt and Swag with an NFL wrap up
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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All week's lag and I will be on the call tomorrow evening for before games starting heavily the first one is at 345. So that's going on all week it. Going to be a lot of our over on 910 and then wal low finish up over here on the famous whose board games or down there you go and don't forget also coming up after the show today there is a prime time it is the troops. We're getting are to go on to LA and their playoff label the show. Look at for a second straight nine win season. A question is how focused the Minnesota Golden Gophers will be when I was on vacation enameled story what is strange story that he I don't know the players were back in their teammates which OK I I understand if you think they're being in job to write they didn't have all the facts. And is there there's unhappy with administration I administrations like Pate were legally not bound. If we can't write tell you everything. Somehow they let him know what was up and quickly their story changed yeah will be there in the holiday more and I see now folks are calling for the head coach to be fired yet now there's a petition suited to dump him and locked up off the field issues so the question says if and that's always the question is to is it is that a galvanizing thing and all the players it's us against the world in word and go take out of frustration or are they so be down by everything. That the crew served you know just gonna rip or hurt right through them here inaudible that is so as a party. How wide ten New Zealand but tell that cable ticket 4 o'clock pregame will start as soon as our show is over here today at three there are couple of the bowl games who end up putting these acts these are now. Army army with help they got a big lead earlier than the mean green of north Texas came back which is great thanks for not covering army I appreciate that and it's but they went to overtime army got a touchdown and then held so 3831. Army wins bats and now we're just underway here in the military Bo. All temple and Wake Forest locked up at seven in the first quarter drilling bowl game action thrilling ballgame action right now a little. Implement his bulls season continues on coming up bottom of the hour we'll talk Cleveland and Golden State awesome game on Christmas Day in. At some point they show I got to have fun and opportunities sneak in a story I read. Has the teacher because I saw on the Internet about. It basically and then the positive health impact then drinking with your boys can have. And the story was right am I can't wait to hear this right up my Alley so it's a boy whose university Amsterdam or something like that. That's right from Florida State down in Tallahassee and in a big guys throw said he saw a sneak that in here at some point is well but let's start let's look around the NFL. Lots of great action over the week doubles starts in buffalo. That was Greg Gumbel a year that call. On CBS sports is I did not see this one coming this was winding Kevin thought he bent on on Thursday before we will off for the holiday break. They just did this a lot Matt Moore starting in buffalo. No way to dolphins go in there and when. Obese how about that look at Matt Moore leading them to a windy clinches a playoff spot in the results out of this game Rex and Rob Ryan out in buffalo Syria. Like on today there there are two coaches in the league that you felt like could never get fired them for some reason they just always kept their jobs in it was Rex Ryan and Jeff Fisher like just. Hanging their hat on past success that was fun almost a decade ago now from Rex Ryan like twenty years ago for Jeff Fisher. We've now reached a point in the NFL season we're both Ryan and Fisher have been fired it and the bills get this. Seventy your play after. Yet they've sent cents a Marv Levy. No head coaches made it through three full seasons I believe she's. Unbelievable so the lions are to me the bills win or lose this week in their benching Tyrod Taylor they're going EJ Manuel that'll that'll fix things I'm sure they fire Rex and Rob Ryan. Dolphins get them when they clinch a playoff spot in the meantime now Matt Moore from Oregon State Beavers came could be heading. Didn't play and I feel a lot better about Matt more than Tom savage 100% agree with their one he's actually played decently in the numbers aren't off. I charge guy image IA that I can humidity right behind them. I'm not picking up to go on Iran still doubting the dolphins their chances but good for Matt Moore he's got a chance. To start in the playoffs now let's move we got to get to this and we got to do this go to Cleveland. As broad eighties CBS sports on the call San Diego misses a game tying field goal. 44 yarder as time expires duty Detroit Lions pop champagne when this happens. Null Owen sixteen team left. Pain around them and all I did. You just simply because. Nobody knows you her own security we look at the schedule you know kind of the way this this season would end for Cleveland and this is the one mile doubted they are. San Diego's got nothing to blame for. They're season's done against Philip Rivers go on the road it's creek your plane on Christmas Eve in Cleveland you're from San Diego. I did this was their opportunity I think Cleveland ends with the Pittsburgh this weekend so they sure are selling gonna win that game. So they had one chance here at the end of the year to get it and in good for Cleveland. Watching their fans celebrate was kind of climb be it in the stands and I was when I was on vacation couple weeks back I was at a bar. Watching some NFL football on Sunday and it was a week Cleveland was in buffalo however that was two weeks ago. And know how into the game the there was like eight browns fans that is far I don't remember anybody had a better Christmas than spinning right like I mean they were they were sick Mary yell on the TV like frustrated at RG three legs don't she's. This has been the case all year but they were still showing that passion as a fan base despite being only thirteen. Even though this win might cost them the number one overall peck what we'll have to wait and see an app plays out. But good for Cleveland they get when you mention the casket when as well good Christmas Day and they Indians got Edwin Encarnacion that's right that's right stolen from drop out that's a good weekend for Cleveland they get their wins San Diego he should be shamed yourself silence at Pittsburgh. The. And that is exactly what it did Mike to Rico and the NFL network where to hear the guys on the cause of Flutie and Tony Dungy. Yeah Clooney dungy in turn Rico or the secondary NBC team. That was it was it was this Intel coming up garbage this is a great game on Christmas Day. I'll went down to the wire the Steelers and I'm getting the win mr. Rico mention there blocked about the knee in the AFC north they win the division leading. The ravens after losing to them earlier this season and you know I I look at Pittsburgh right now. Grand and I picked in the when the symbol before the year started so I've I've won their prediction come true. But just sit in the AFC playoff picture I and I say this about them for a long stretch now outside of that whatever 34 weeks it was their Big Ben was either out or banged up. They played lights out football he got Big Ben who did never great first half and ended up coming up big lady on bell for my money at least right now as the best running back. In the NFL Antonio Brown is good weapons he could possibly have on the outside. That trifecta offense with the defense that has surprised people all season long. I look at Pittsburgh and ASE and I think they got a great chance to upset somebody. Yeah I mean somebody still gonna have to go to New England beat the patriots which is no easy task but certainly you see. If you're led by somebody like big band where the game's never over until it's triple zeroes Brett. And fell doing what he's done recently. They're a bad weather team two so what fits right older if it's rainy snowy all condition he's not would get a higher now than the other way you would be concerned if get a dome team or Southern California team itself. So yeah Dennis just a matter of x.s and o.s can you line up than in beat the patriots. Yes the Steelers get when they win the AFC north how about the controversy I've. And meant to squeeze this in a name but salad Terry Bradshaw came out. Here is comments from Mike Tomlin what if he's Terry Bradshaw culminate EC is a bad head coach he was just a cheerleader and they had a lot of fun with that after the game the players San not bad I think this is enabling our many division title now I would handle that today he handled it is professionally it's had have made a Hollywood Henderson reference yet is awful it was great to see from my town when he went he's great at Coachella what they held Terry Brad just talking about. Steelers get the win they win the division may knock off the ravens' great game. On Christmas Day now let's head to Kansas City first the the Alex Smith touchdown run Al Michaels on NBC sports with the call the chiefs continue their regular season dominance not only overall. Well what they've also done to be idiocy was this season where it's a great division. They played Oakland twice beat them play Denver twice beat on Kansas City. Is now a win net away this weekend in an Oakland loss away this weekend from winning the AFC west and getting the number two seed in the AFC playoff picture of the big win for the chiefs. They dominate the Broncos and yet this is sending I'm sure we'll discuss a lot in the off season coming up but with Denver and how good their defense continues to be and has been all season. We're bagel at quarterback next year is it Trevor Ximian again. Or you go outside the box and triangle get a Tony Romo in the off season India and are done well. All sides. The question is do they think Paxton lynch is ready I think that's where they see the long term future. I'm glad and I had a short window you're glad to decide today if you are trying to win a title now if I'm John Elway and I don't think Ximian can do it I am definitely picking up the phone and asking. The joneses what the heck they want for Romo. Yeah I die due to meet ideally are people talk a lot about that I'm sure in the offseason is dumber now been eliminated. Officially from the playoffs is they lose to Kansas City over the weekend but they don't. Rob Lowe you've got somebody and DeMarcus Ware who played with them in Dallas that may be no Sammy can make a phone call it and say. Those UV got its eight women and all professionals when you got one of those windows he got to take advantage of and that defense is not going to be dominant for years from now. As it is right now so maybe think passively just the guy long term but. You wanna give it another runners and they'll be some guys out there this offseason may be. You can make a run up the good brandy reed good for the chiefs they lock up a playoff spot have a chance they'll win the division. And get the number two seed needs some things to fall their way though this weekend we'll continue to take a stroll around the NFL Max the rams should be kicked out of the NFL for what happened this weekend. And some devastating. Devastating injuries more NFL LeBron next on Tinny the fan. Coming up at the bottom of the hour we'll talk Christmas Day NBA and does that does that can't miss TV for folks it was from may next game was graves. But is it bad for the product all split mark another 130 also a mention of losing story last segment there's also another when I just saw coming across the wire on Twitter. And that is tales of cougars boozing and in this ball game today that tell half to. The kings not a party that's for sure able below read a couple of those here. At some point throughout the show's nick couple blues stories and somebody chimed in at 553 a five's and I want forum box with Dez Bryant. Was down eighteen points in my stand in the gap not that that's a good way to when your title for our bucks when the league Dez Bryant throws a touchdown pass. Good stuff all around let's get back any NFL whipped around. And I said down missile was just an ugly ballgame but said down to Texas. That they did that was Kevin Harlan CBS sports on the call the final score this game was twelve to ten what do thriller down in Houston. Element they saw or watch much this game early but Tom savage is numbers in the first half were embarrassing I think 66 and nine for thirty semi distant bad. There's bad football they and a one in twelve to ten. And here we are again folks the Houston Texans have won the Indy ads he set out. They're headed to the playoffs dizzy even you brought up earlier swagger a deep the underdog they're going to be in the first round no matter who they blame. Why why aren't even allowed in the BB FO should be able to step in in situations like it's like they got in last year. Had a winning record I held everything's cyclical I mean that's the problem is is something goofy happens one year and then you wanna try and readjusted to fix it and then some -- you have a as the next year because they're so. It's the same division every year though that division needs to be fixed it it's a joke used to did say that they got in last year similar wreck Craig you're 971 division. They lost a wild card game about like forty points to Kansas City Yad it's gonna go disabling this are we giving them a chance to hang with anybody. They played bay angle Stephen had nothing to blame for once won't attend I don't know I mean their defense is. You know respectable it was good lesson in JJ watt last year I know on out but. I'd I don't know how they're gonna move the football against and whoever they'll be playing it's going to be a taught he's against the wind the more it seems are glad this is Tom savage descent into the playoffs not a really wanna talk too much about that. This Cincinnati. And what their off seasons to look like there's rumblings about their head coaching position Marvin Lewis second longest tenured coach. In the NFL he's been there for a long time they had a disappointing year this year 59 and one we'll see how they finish up here in the last week of the season that aren't just. Don't know. I know the grounds that the family that owns them they're they're not one for change in blood Marvin Jones did to change. The culture. Ben has emerged that there before he got there I'm not zany should be fired but button. Just watching what happens for them it's gonna be instinct. Does that mean that the pressure that built that organization not winning in the planning going you really had to lose. I think you have two options you either. Just flush the coaching system in Tryon bring in some fresh blood in and reinvigorate things or. I think maybe you'd go retool the roster may be starting over him with. A group you think can build they've you know. Rather than patch it together but I I don't know. I don't know status quo and gets it done they've done the last few years. And said yep patience patience and now they take a step back don't make the playoffs they lose to Houston I'll watch in Cincinnati does make our savage headed for the NFL playoffs gets a fever. Next up let's head down to LA. The 49ers won a football game folks they beat the LA rams. Unbelievable not only that do it too late morning well are we went through and false because on the same Sunday the browns the jags in the 49ers. Call one football how about that man pointed to anyone in the final score can I have I'll throw some red meat out to beaver fans here. Why is John Manny in not playing. I don't know somebody give me a reasonable answer of why certainly is not reasonable answer other than the fact that that the the 49ers might have the worst defense the NFL player that defense is as bad as it could humanly possibly get Jared got this weekend at home. Against that defense. Eleven of 24 for nine yards a touchdown and two picks lawyers understand why they're playing golf now. Q what's your number one pick you're out of big you've got an interim head coach who's rude I don't know fees on audition but. What do they got to find out with everything they've invested in golf what they have that I understand why did it didn't get a crack earlier in the season is yeah bigger mystery and I wonder if Jeff this year. Going man maybe if I would have pulled that card so yeah could have been different but even play better genome and in you when a couple of those close games like death no. It'll be it seemed to see you know how Shaw and kind of if you get an opportunity either in the summer if he'll look to shake free if they move him and try and acquire whatever. You know they need but yeah. Well this is why I hate what they did in in training almost takes to go get your Gotham maligned golf was not deserving of that pin that was it was just terrible franchise decision but. As you're mentioning now you you've pigeonholed yourself in that spot where you have to play him. You'd trade and all that for Jared off your what now for the four and ten coming in and any. Maybe he's in the best seat because I doubt Keno Moby back I don't know if you had a multi year deal hood he's not gonna stick around right to that thing. So now you're in position now a few more impressive you are the back up and if Goff can't get it done. You have a chance to be at stake here and hang out in LA. And cannot sit near Saint John Cheney comes out to pro bowler but then I mean just the way Jerry got displayed big guy deserves a chance that quarterback play in LA has been so bad this year. Jerry got this weekend I'll repeat was 11124. For ninety yards and touchdown and two picks. So many deserves a crack in the rams they lose twice the 49ers this. Here are you kidding me twice and they had a chance to get those chips only two wins thirty beat somebody else so that's it there to a thirteen they beat the rams in the opener and beat the rain comes this weekend. And the rams if things just did what they should've done and beaten the 49ers they would had a chance at seven and I'm BS they would be sitting right now that is seven and 69. And then they had a week's seventeen to get to seven and nine that they disappoint us all the rams lose at home. The 49ers two point conversion niners went 22. The two when he won let's head down to a New Orleans. Thank Kenny Albert fox sports on a pogo dot Steris third second interception of the game. Against Jamison wins then I go to this one earlier I did see this would come I didn't and all I I looked at this spread I think Spragan gamble on it this weekend you know for a lay guy I stayed out of it this weekend but. The Bucs were underdogs on the road they almost knocked off the cowboys the week before they go on a New Orleans I thought here we go saints don't have anything to play for really. And they find a way to knock off the Buccaneers and now you look at New Orleans they got a chance back to back week to play that spoiler role can they get Atlanta this weekend and have a chance not the falcons on the enemy to see the way up. They could assemble a defense of any sort of level of competency in New Orleans of any consistency. You know the question is how much longer can Drew Brees and keep it going. As we know they off until score points. I just. He can put the defense together there they kid they can once again rule the way in the sound man. Am a big win for the saints this weekend they knock off Jim as Winston. And the Bucs aren't let's head down open. Yes the sixteenth time this year. Carr's taken down. Couple pulled over the personally to the sideline. It's amazing Trent Cole felt the ground got back up. Who may exact quote board. We're backers hope to the sideline par with the apparent lower leg injury. When his right side. You add Nantz and Phil Simms CBS sports on the call terrible scene and opened this weekend just in devastating for raider fans they have the season. They gave battle yearlong and Derek Carr goes down and we'll close out the limp around but the story similar out of Jacksonville. Shelby. It was his first NFL sack. And Marcus Mario there is still down on the ground at the fifty yard line. It seems awake and alert talking to him conversation season. Get as late dressed up right ankle right on airplay right ankle lets you go and that report has come out now for Marcus Memorial Day. And I just went through. Concerning to. Catastrophic. Yeah that was injured cattle on and Steve Beuerlein CBS sports on the call that was kind of the theme of the weekend folks was those quarterback injuries Tennessee had a chance they were planning lowly Jack wires. They get away and you got a chance maybe to make it out in the AFC south over Houston if things go the right way. And then Oakland Madera Carbone down their play in the polls say so in Dublin in the ballgame. Which is big for them in terms of seeding to hold on at least for now and then number two seed in the AFC playoff picture but. Two organizations that rely so much other young quarterbacks Derek Karr here and you're three for Oakland. Marcus Mario and in year two for Tennessee both of them go down season ending injuries are both been made. Official broken leg for Derek Karr broken leg for Marcus Murray noting he was placed on the IR. Today and it just frustrating. A missed opportunity I think for NFL fans deceit. Hey what Oakland could have accomplished with Derek Carr at the quarterback I don't wanna just Mary Matlin going to name but. Their chances in the AFC's seem rather along now at this point against teams like Kansas City in Pittsburgh. In New England atop that that that conference and then from Marcus Mariano who has had a wonderful wonderful second season in Houston he surprised a lot of folks they didn't see a common. He's played great football all season long nobody at the start of the year give them a chance to be in this position week's sixteen playing for a playoff spot. He goes down they ultimately losing Jackson building eliminated. And you just hope for both of them earlier in their career today to return to being the players. That they worry and I continue to play good for policy along it takes both of them. To recover hopefully they'll be ready to go out early on next season but Derek car market Smart notable suffering broken legs. And the rest of the season for the raiders and titans not looking good. Without their quarterbacks say let's shift gears a little bit chasm warriors played a classic on Christmas Day. But it's bad for the product I'll explain what. Able to MacKey won 35 on a Tuesday and don't forget Gerry Ford can do and show coming up top the hour and go to Portland pilots. But I did about these season they've had West Coast Conference play starting. A little later this week maybe discuss important Chara blazer struggles with him as well and then. Also Tyson altar is gonna join us coming up in about an hour. As he's covers organ grooves for the your guardian and big shut out of our right down in Eugene so we'll talk some organ UCLA hoops tomorrow night. Are coming up at 230. With Tyson all germ. Of the Oregonian but EIL I'm really curious for folks comment on this you could Janet if you want a 55305. That's our fans are slime. But I got roped in as as I usually do Christmas Day NBA action lot of folks were jokingly say that's the official start of the NBA season. That you sit down you open your presents and then you turn around and indeed turn on the TV and you watch whatever games on and and that's exactly what I did this series you do it every year. Finish opening up presents eye toward Iran and its Boston in New York I'm watching and a back game. And then next update is Cleveland in Golden State wage was one of the more anticipated regular season games I can remember a great Christmas Day game for sports fans. The duty to him and watch two teams who have become great rivals play on Christmas Day for the first time this season since that classic NBA finals that we saw. A year ago and you know I I sit down I get roped into the game it's the first non blazer game that the NBA that I watched from start to finish I see bits and pieces and others but of an NBA game that was not blazer related. That's the first one I watched our defenders all season long. And look it was classic it was great I got roped in watching Golden State kind of choke away a fourteen point lead in the fourth quarter. Kevin Durant albeit coming out afterwards say he got fouled tripping and falling on that last possession Richard Jefferson dunking on people. LeBron dunking Andre Mark Green and I would I was even up I hate the Golden State Warriors so it was fun it was fun to watch Cleveland win that game. Ed and I along with about 75000. People I'm sure and almost half my followers. So out of tweeted effects of man this is gonna be awesome in June I can't wait to watch these two teams play. In the NBA finals in and then I started to think about it. And I'm wondering if is that bad for the NBA product that this is some in the spring and I am debated quite often now. About the NBA in terms of a lack of parity which she acknowledges anybody who watches the NBA loves it you know there's just so you know at certain lack of parity. And that is even got highlighted a little bit more this year with Kevin Durant siding with Golden State cell. A team with them in the warriors who's been in the NBA finals the last two years one and of course two years ago. You let a player like Kevin Durant it just seems like pencil thorough it's gonna be Golden State. And Cleveland once again and in the world sports I know nothing is ever certain that that's why we love sports that's why we watch sports but. Intel I see somebody knock off Cleveland or Golden State I'm not gonna believe it's gonna happen and at this point it looks like that's gonna be the NBA finals for the third straight year. And I wonder if people. Are willing to accept a somewhat meaningless regular season somewhat meaningless NBA playoffs. To watch that final series because I could sit here and I'm gonna make the argument I don't think it's good for the ultimate product but. I'm sure will be doing segments in June when that is the finals and it's Cleveland and Golden State playing in other classics series. Those six or seven games in will be celebrating how awesome it is in the ratings will be through the roof but. Is it worth it to have that little parity in your sports that you basically tell 28 of thirty organizations. Sorry you don't have a chances season well. As somebody who's. You know use when sports. Book hole. Happens in the late seventies early eighties yes you have the Celtics and the lakers yes every year basically just about every year roaring in out. You know and we still you know one of the blazers were here and everybody followed Mitt and you have the rivalry with the Sonics. And that sort of stuff but. You know it was who's gonna knock out who can knock off the Celtics in the east who could knock off the lakers in the west there were a couple of teams in the conference every wearied you thought. Had a shot. You know the sixers with Julius sin and to. You know Moses Malone. And they probably broke through in the eighties in 83 they got their title. They were back bared the Atlanta Hawks who Dominique Wilkins were good the Milwaukee Bucks there for a few years. Had a pretty decent team. And then in the west you did it kind of very the rockets were there with a Twin Towers a team and Ralph Sampson their for a little bit. And then the nuggets were really good back and that it would Alex English in and that Peru. So it was always outweigh the difference was I just look at the standings. There were 23 teams in the NBA. So now you added on nine teams in how many of those extra teams are crappy verses how many are really good you still have the same number of teams out the top. You have a couple of teams in the west did they cool and yeah Tony LA LA LA and and made LeBron earlier Easter not yet Toronto in the east and stuff so but it's just. You've extended out and you've diluted the talent pools. So old. These teams that have congregated. A fair amount of the talent. That just means there's less to go around for nine more T. Yeah and it just you know I think because I'd look I'm just is guilty of it is everybody elsewhere I'm sitting and I'm watching that game in and I loved it it was it was kind of fun to watch in and went back and forth came down liar Irving it's the game winner. And you sit and think in this this is awesome but then it also. It just said said that you know for for the folks that call Christmas Day to start the NBA season which to a certain point for a lot of us it is I mean not you know I'll watch the local product in the blazers quite often but. My gonna watch a lot of national TV games because there's just only so much you can fit on your sports plate and during football season Saturdays and Sundays are full Monday Thursday night football and there's games. All the time there's always stuff going on so you just don't quite have as much time Ford so you finally get a chance to sit down and watch when these big time games end. You know we're we're not even about halfway point of the season and you know you're mentioning San Antonio or the clippers or Houston in the last. May be sure maybe it happens I'm not gonna bleed until I see it Toronto Lotta chance last year to knock out Cleveland I'm architect who wanted to beat the cavs in the Eastern Conference finals are probably going to be the matchup. I'm not gonna do it but aegis you don't see this and other sports and I think that's where it in the NBA is so different where. In a we can sit here and say well looks like new England and Dallas probably headed for a collision course at least right now in the Super Bowl but. In the NFL you see every handful years were a number six seed comes out of nowhere sneaks in Green Bay did it would Aaron Rodgers. Is sneak into the playoffs to win a cup games on the road you you what a Super Bowl. You see all the time in hockey for those do you follow the sport a couple of years back that eight seeded LA kings won a Stanley Cup final. Are you see it baseball just a couple of years ago it was Kansas City and San Francisco winning the play in game and then closing each other in the World Series. And that's just it's something that's unique to him. To the other sports at the NBA does not have and that is just an extreme lack of parity. That and I think part of it is the way the game is set up there are so few. Superstar players. At the very top of the NBA plus you only have five on the floor at a time. So those players wielding much larger influence. Over a series. Overt you know there are plenty of dominant pitchers great hitters but over the course of a 162 guys plus date they only can control. One part of the game they can't control both ends of it. A fuel hockey players do that but outside of that. You know there is so there such a concentration. Of the absolute best talent. In the NBA in in players that truly can affect the game at both ends of the floor. When you concentrate those on just a few rosters. That's what you're gonna get. And that's a surprise to look like I'm I'm tourists or folks got many good job and 55305. Are you willing to sacrifice some regular season in the NBA. Or intrigue I should say surrounding the regular season for a great NBA finals and it would be don't give Iran Cleveland Golden State third straight year. Rivalries this is what we remember about the history illegals great finals matchups is so I was talking about the lakers and the Celtics. You go to the ninth inning of the bulls and jazz a couple of times. The two thousands and the lakers and Celtics again. UN Miami and San Antonio back to back years I mean this is how rivalries are born. Are you willing to to sacrifice an exciting regular season intriguing regular season. For the F 553053. Samir thought struggle a bit more about this. On the other side also it is crunch time somebody get a couple boos and stories in just recommend 'cause it's going to be fun that's next on 1080 the fan yeah. 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About their losing escapades coming appeared soon graduated to a couple thoughts on this are talking about the NBA Cleveland and Golden State plane on Christmas Day great game came down to the wire Cleveland down by fourteen in the fourth quarter they come back. They win and that Kevin Durant once again jokes in the clutch always fun to watch the wars losing game. On that biggest stage I do there's cup clinching points I don't read here. At its anti Sam 55305 that's our you can not in Iraq because somebody said let's just skip to Western Conference semi final spurs and clippers Golden State. And you sinden and yeah I mean that that's part of the problem there's no doubt about it but. Even then I mean do we really think Houston has chance against Golden State cannot that that's not going to be a series may be spurs and clippers are being a mom let. Spurs couldn't get past the thunder last year we all thought it was San Antonio on state they couldn't get through well. I was say wait wait for the trade deadline you never know some weird may happen and obviously as we saw with clippers last year and the key injury at the wrong time changes the dynamic sure. Injuries obviously amended that's a bombshell that nobody can can see coming but. Somebody pointed out to your points why guards and he said EU you point out nine more teams in the league deluded talent. What was the population back in a Celtic Laker days doesn't this just served to highlight how special today's stars really are. Our. Job but I would say there's just as there's the same number of stars truly special gift did game changing athletes as there were back in the eighties. There's just. You know I don't think there's proportionally. More of those game changing stars to get one or two on every team at thirty trying to do. As as you meet you know or. Whatever the case may be. Yeah yes somebody doesn't and I think this is kind of the crux of the issue and I and I love this question didn't you can answer this if you want a 55305 but somebody asked what would you rather half. Parody. Or would you rather crowned the truly best teams in basketball set up some of the best team usually lands. The NFL Major League Baseball they can be a hot team and and I think that's a great question opposed because. That is certainly very very rarely in the NBA do you get to the end of the year and 82 games in the playoffs. And and did you make an argument that probably wasn't the most talented team with which you can do quite often and especially this product based. Ball baseball football we've seen it all you see with the giants beating the undefeated I mean yeah the patriots don't want better football one and done scenario changes things completely dogs I think in hockey seat especially to a team you get a hot goalie Egan got hot goalie changes things but in the NHL what's interesting is. I think for the most part the team that comes out and works harder. Over sixty minutes every night for seven games because there will be teams that are clearly. Do not have. You know Sidney Crosby and and Gainey mall and that sort of thing but they've got a system they know how to work together plus. Even even your most talented four words guys who who score who handled the puck a lot. They don't play more than a third of the game right. In general right so there still out of a sixty minute game they met on be on the ice twenty minutes you still have forty minutes when they're not on the ice that you can try to accomplish some running wraps up the case in the NBA. No it's not at all and I think that's where kind of added that this did this argument this this conversation boils down to is that you don't blood would when Cleveland a Golden State playing. There's no doubt in anybody's mind if you watch the league goes the two best teams that may be a miracle happens maybe somebody gets hurt may be one of them doesn't make it the right now our sport you're gambling those two teams have been the NBA finals. And a better team win throughout the course of a seven game series. You wanna spice it up. Then let's go back let's shorten the first round series share worth for a road team pulls an upset early all lying get a best of five it ports the favored team right behind the eight ball early early on you don't have seven games the work yourself out of a bad game I'd love to see that I think there would be. More drama there and then if you do get an upset early on. It it makes things more interesting I'm all for that I'd love to go back to the miniseries and it was best of three. And and somebody you know just to answer that question it's like for me. It doesn't matter NS board that an infant champion is cry in my mind at least an and you can make the argument afterwards they weren't Decourt uncle passed it doesn't you know I it's worked through four rounds of the playoffs in the NBA when a W what sit like a sport like you you could a baseball sport for example that that doesn't bother me because I think what that does is ultimately you know we're we're all fans here that that's why I love this job and we are all sports fans will root for teams locally were probably mostly blazer fans in this area. But when you have that kind of situation sent up it opens the door for all those more fans were right now cured if you're an NBA fan base. How many realistic NBA fan bases out there think that they have a chance to win a title others delusional folks in every fan base. But how many Emmitt what they before Favre for virus the other than Cleveland and San Antonio are Cleveland on state probably San Antonio I think Houston fans says it first. Maybe Toronto. Yeah but outside analysts fan base is is anybody hopeful or optimistic their team can make a run know where you are not without making a move right so you look at the situation in the NFL we got one week left in the regular season how many fan base is in the FR nothing man. Defense is good run the ball. Again a win in Kansas thank you everybody here than Houston could write amoeba and really everybody may be Miami may edit the Miami Houston maybe Oakland now with the quarterback injury. But in the NFC if you're Green Bay you want how many games in a row Seattle they've been there they've done it before Dallas is playing great land has got weapons all over the field. There's optimism in their whole open every fan base so. Ultimately it doesn't bother me that the quorum call best team does not win. Because that opens the door for everybody else and it makes it that much more exciting where you can't have a team that's a seven seed knock off a two seed or it's not always a foregone conclusion. What will happen so some good thoughts gum and am now at the Zantac San five country of five I appreciate the interaction. I didn't get a chance there zydeco fired up we will get to the booze and in the final hour can be sucked at a too fifteen. Sure would do double did after Terry Porter some awesome losing nuggets it if you like to drink alcohol it's healthy to go out and drink in your boys in science now backs it up I'll explain. Also the tubes are on the loose at the holiday bulls so we'll talk about that as well Chris I'm writing by crunch fitness always nine ID five a month so why would you ever pay more. For gym membership we do have a lot to get to also in the final hour other than talking about alcohol. The two hours our actions and either plan a Holiday Bowl that's following us today the three games this start right here on the stand at 3 o'clock so. Dark little bit about that the Holiday Bowl all the story line surrounding that there's a showdown in Eugene tomorrow college hoops wise the ducks take on the undefeated number two ranked. UCLA Bruins Tyson all your friend of the show the aura Gilliam would join us. At 230 to talk about it but it's a Tuesday's so we start the final as we do every single to see our good friend. Terry Porter head coach of the Portland pilots kicks a soft on court where dirt spray on tanning the fan.