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Danforth Dirt and Sprague 8.13.14 Hour 1

Aug 13, 2014|

The guys talk about the NBA schedule, break down the college football preseason top-25, and preview the Carolina Panthers season.

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Everybody -- -- got a great show lined up -- it and. In sports -- and spray just served up -- Buffalo Wild Wings please don't ask don't offer me anything. I'll tell you what I want with Taylor dance floor take -- six -- and throw to move them away. I'm just -- -- born again I think I'm trying to watch my calorie intake and eat dirt Johnson now if you could take a Coca-Cola and just go have a Coca-Cola half Diet Coke. Been trying to watch my figure don't lose some of the weight and Brendan strength and I'm gonna go with affiliate. Fish sandwich class says that as less calories because it's fish. And towards third and so brave young ESPN Sports Radio 1080 how much is that there park. Given my friends. -- happy hump day did you hear again sport there is great -- -- fifteen days away into college football kicks off Thursday August when he looking forward to a congratulations to left handers. Is national let -- well. How how -- left haters get a day activity that's special there's not a lot of mountain iron and yes still whereas where's -- -- Eight kids are left handed OK that's fine where's national right -- they would about seven of the eight about Susan the ceiling arguing enough now this is the same argument that people make on college campuses where's the you know you got -- a BCC house yet the native American house where's the White House well colleges the lighthouse that's pretty much people exactly. I've ever direct answer it or -- to race. This thing is and the same plane during the race right handed it I would like my Sunday is that you must ask Florida so happy Ron Amadon Dan just wanna say that one time. Though we heard earlier in the office and I. I should've known where this was going to go but I wanted to do some research and I said. That's a couple of people in the office what is the best thing you do left hand everybody had the same answer -- can imagine what the answer was. As solo act to sell well he's -- -- I. Al-Qaeda and the I think people picked apple we're -- now no need to elaborate on that one is right outside of that yet as if he -- to -- attacks like 55 threes -- -- what the best skill that you produce left handed. What's the worst thing. That you do let him because you are the quickest way to and there is somebody who is to make him do something with their left handing out there's like they. If somebody said hey we let you to come throughout the first pitcher to get to the left handed I wouldn't do it wouldn't do it now no I wouldn't so I wouldn't go within ten feet that pitcher's mound. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- There are a lot of things I can't you can't bat lefty and not try to do that go outside the plate yeah it's gonna switch hitting his top it's like on golfing from the left side throwing the ball we did that warning just feel all kinds of stupid do on that on the left handedness is kind of it's a give and take -- you're gonna get sometimes getting it taken away in their allow things that I can't do with my left and I'm proud to say animal K with it we're getting a lot of this rotary age flipping people off with let's -- -- -- know -- -- you know that I can handle -- in the -- my left hand down Molina left flip -- guy. Fun fact I'm left and if you guys didn't know it yet. By the way that is the voice that is not Crawford as Gil Alexander Graham was the biggest challenge for use lefty. The biggest challenges that everything it's a right handed world it's right -- released -- And right handed scissors as a team in kindergarten like what's wrong with me like -- and I can't escape like TI do I can't and -- -- -- I don't like cutting paper I don't like it I'm not a complex it's right -- world and I'm living in. Look you could call me any -- at the wrong -- you can call -- an -- -- you want the fact that we have to have scissors for both hands that blows my mind scientifically. But the fact that we could not come up with a scissor that you could just -- you citing his laser device like. Universal says or how can we not come over the universal says -- for kindergarten and a problem -- -- Crawford's runner up everywhere wondering what's wrong I've got a complex because someone can't except universal says thank you that's what I'm saying. You -- -- Caroline now if I'm gonna go buy a golf club by always pick up a left -- -- gonna put on a wait a minute there's something wrong with this golf club what is it that's right it's -- -- -- lefty. If you ever last year all right you've got a right left handed. Are you are you writing legible it is that's -- and now yeah I take my time yeah. I go all caps on yeah maybe you could read a -- attack that's about it that's all I got tax left handed right gloves in evidence is different isn't just based but -- scenes look his lefties have to attach with their right hand you had to throw laughs I wouldn't call that is Gillis is a part of playing sports like if you play basketball you could probably shoot left handed. As a player party is part of the sport left handed people by the way have the worse -- and Shipp I've ever seen they knew they knew united tight left handed. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Never got. Hunter in the anchor and one way to what are we talking about your ID pack up rising -- Friday they had here. Shot to Mavis beacon that's exactly their way Crawford have a say that somebody blew my violent attacks -- -- said being a lefty is a kid is tough riding with a pencil the lead gets on your hang. I didn't even think about -- lefty as you're riding -- you right left to rights the right word and then sold papers not designed for legs. And that you smear the that the lead on everything you went into like some dangerous adult ground there -- you're talking about typing with one hand. People are on the computer typing with one hand and less on adult site yet if you're under La yet if you're under the age is sixteen your title with -- can handle on here at a moment. I think you'd be amazed at the number of people that tight with one hand and what is their -- he's -- what's their -- for you you we'd take that for drainage because we've been typing on computers since we were young there's plenty of people that don't. Al ignited I I've -- either are also eligible for senior citizen -- -- go to www. Google.com. The -- it is these days but when you remove your Brecher. Yeah like that's a good classification -- apparently -- look at that -- -- that's every -- I don't know him well and -- more I thought about and -- might be the better -- -- yeah yeah I think that that's the -- that makes it sound like you're just -- with a typewriter that's what you're doing with Bostonians and it's like you're doing the left hand and then you switch it -- just the right. Technically using both that's all right your finger -- exactly. And again and I probably got to the bottom of that issue and justices Hillary -- -- moving along we're talking about it and these mania when asking and we we turned the word and we we paralyzed it -- so nobody can take their -- left -- I can pick my nose looked pretty impressive that's a real talent right there you gotta give kudos to -- configure knows both handed. C'mon that's something that's not to be overlooked NASA let Janet -- gets sidetracked on that we got a lot on the showed they were gonna. -- -- are gonna do -- throughout the -- you have some sports things we want to let you know about the NBA schedule is slowly being released a couple blazer games on here that should be fun especially to start the season we've got some Christmas Day games scheduled. That has been released we'll talk a lot of NFL today we will talk a lot of college football today. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- At the ED BS show about -- in sports the NBA schedule slowly being released. And Rory to text messages for you next you are listening to the -- -- -- -- shot. On ESPN's -- -- -- -- Is in the market might wanna think got the bounce like drama thickening comet got this -- like our colleagues. And more clearly it was a brand new -- -- -- buffalo oh yeah so I'm ESPN sports -- -- maybe. Yeah thank you yeah oh yeah. On -- -- anybody I don't. All right well the -- came in and crash -- party again they -- -- party so that there's finger Packers made every stop. He's out where we just got in trouble for -- on campus -- while -- a lefty guys don't get to dip into our apologies flower fund but yeah. -- -- -- a little get reimbursed for for those of you that don't know we had to buy a girl flowers here at the station as we said some. And on the cross the line we admit that and that's what we and apologies thing we're in -- for an apology a month I'd say. About one per month that's a good ratio is -- medicine segment yes we apologize. To the NBA schedule we were looked. We're looking forward to it today -- NBA's schedule be released tomorrow can't wait to talk about this and now what do what time's gonna be released Al 3 o'clock sad about that perfect but -- -- what they're asking the reporter that he is. Has unearthed some of the schedule so here's some of the notes for the Portland trailblazers they open up. The blazers do -- it's the Oklahoma City Thunder awesome. Great first team also we don't know the exact -- sold the cavaliers are going to open up. Home vs the knicks -- got a road team I think against the bulls yes and then they come to Portland citing the third or fourth game of the year for the cavaliers there on the exact date won't do it -- the data out but. It will be within like first three or four games. The Cleveland Cavaliers will come to Portland so in the first thing in a couple of games you get the under home and you get the cavaliers at home. A great hole. Inning gains yeah Portland trail blitzer again you look this is a season most people in the city -- -- for you and you saw them rise above the expectations last year nobody saw a second round coming. You -- you pulled off the impossible Damian Miller shot one of the greatest we've ever seen in NBA history in terms of eliminating a team in the post season. A lot there's a lot of buzz you feel good you -- Chris Kaman come name was Steve Blake from even and that's not the free agent signing you wanna you can look at the vengeance say. They instantly are going to helping discourage you lose a Mo Williams -- doesn't mean you didn't gain anything with both came in and Blake added to that. You'll -- in a column stays healthy he can continue acting continue to contribute. And looking at the schedule it hasn't come out yet but when you hear about the -- coming in the first couple of games. That pumps me up as a basket of exciting I'm a die hard so I'm looking forward in the season but with the blazers in -- now and being -- post -- team picked fourth in the west by espn.com. Yesterday. I am as excited as I've ever been for any NBA season and look you can look at the west no San Antonio the clippers and the spurs are probably the three best teams. But is still feel like there's hope there -- got better LaMarcus continues to stay in his prime and some of the role players contribute a lot more and they get better over the summer. There is team ball type mindset in the NBA right now where you don't have to have superstars to win into advance San Antonio. PM yeah our time I'm sure moral beliefs -- again -- I'm just -- easier about games LeBron coming to -- early that gets me excited because I'm gonna go buy tickets I wanna go to that game wanna be in -- the -- senator. And feel the atmosphere I'm just really excited for today as a basketball fan because we finally get the season and it's about them at about 23 months away and more right. -- again yes it's a really is crazy when you think about it how short the NBA offseason is and it feels like a lot of that has to do with how big that the offseason story lines were the bronze the playoffs are so -- -- The front line when the finals wrap up mid June and a -- when you know some people seasons are done like eight exactly exactly so he had been if you don't make the playoffs that we had a month virtue of following the free agency who's gonna go where obviously the blazers made some moves -- so. It's exciting time to kind of get that first glimpse at the schedule it you're looking at the possibility again we haven't seen the specifics of the start of the year. You're looking at the possibility of Portland while it's scary it's exciting that your first two games the year can be at home against the thunder and home against the caps to the teams that. People are looking at saying those are probably two of the top three title contenders this year the -- easily in the Eastern Conference. And ESPN did a projector yesterday at their summer forecast to make -- the thunder when the last over San Antonio so. You're looking at the two teams that could be in in the NBA finals this year as your first two opponents of the season. It's exciting it really as with when you get those kind of exciting games to start off the year against just a lead opponents LeBron James back in Cleveland. They were all big fans that are all big fans of him going home. To have him come to Portland early on in the Jiri can get you psyched as a collegiate player last year no sat out the game he sat out the game in mandate they still -- -- Chris Bosh at the game what are it was a great game. The only disappointment that we've seen so far schedule wise at least for me. Is that they're not going to be in a Christmas Day game and that was a little little surprised by the Obama and that bond is that the right word but I thought he they had gotten to that point where yeah you get out of -- -- began the first round -- Aldridge big name stars now I figured they were to adapt when playing in -- Christmas Day game but. Unfortunately it's just not gonna be this year yet in. Fortunately what that is you have to have the time differences so they're gonna go based off of time zones -- here at the five Christmas Day games. They've got the Washington Wizards at the New York Knicks that'll be the early game. And they've got the thunder at the spurs are right. It's Cleveland at Miami. Obviously the story lines there -- CS. You do feel bad for the -- seems to never he complained last year -- they had to go to LA heavily on Christmas Day. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- How -- is -- schedule going to be you know last year they benefited greatly by starting out he surprised a lot of teams they beat some good teams going on the pacers the spurs but they also had a pretty easy schedule to start the season on -- in that rough stretch in the second half. You look at it now their second round team usually those kinds of teams. EUU wanna be -- champ or you wanna get to that point you kind of get rewarded with a tough schedule what's that going to be like for them and how are they going to be able to start their season because that was really what drove them. To be in the top five of the western comedy last year was that hot start that they have. And one of the things that that's a somewhat encouraging as a blazer fan is they always seem to find a way to win those games early at home I mean even last year while they did start with a very easy schedule -- -- you go back to better the slate against a tough City Hall -- Indiana -- -- -- They meet a lot of top tier opponents in their building and it seems like they are always able to do that. Whether it was the lakers are how many years the lakers came in here -- in the always would find a way to beat them no matter how like apple was it is it is our number two years ago Damian Miller's first game they hosted lakers and that was the year they had collected Steve Nash Dwight Howard. Paired with Kobe Bryant that was supposed to be this super team -- ended up falling apart a Portland found a way to win so that's the only encouraging thing if your blazer fan is a big place so well at home. You're hoping -- not gonna be looking at and only to start with a thunder in the cabs. That was in the NBA schedule is released today at 3 o'clock because it takes Horner. The Oklahoma City Thunder that's for the -- until please throw open their season at home vs the thunder. And wasn't arouse your reporting that the cavaliers will be in Portland he didn't say women should be the first couple of games he -- within the first couple games we don't know second third or fourth. But he should be in that range. For the Portland trailblazers. I liked it because you're going to get an early glimpse. And were almost past this point but not quite and I know where we'll ever get with the blazers on a national scale people giving them respect him paying attention to that. But if you beat the thunder and may your opening game which should be nationally tell you are sure and I basically cavaliers is well should be nationally televised. You perform well in those two games. That would elevate you and lit alert and altered those are big time games -- there -- played well in big time games. As you elevate yourself as a franchise. If you're able to compete in those teams and you're able to win people take you serious. And that's something last year that work to their advantage of dividend taken serious for a long time and then once they finally did they had injuries and other things happen but. The start to the NBA was so crucial for them last year and -- start -- because they were able to struggle. And still be OK and then kind of caught fire in the last fifteen. Twenty games or so when the markets came back after that long road trip. At the Charlotte and Orlando won and they were able to come back to the start as he says Sprague is crucial but it all it's also crucial from a -- to fight his battles blazer fans. Is national respect. Yeah and you look you hope the bench can step up this year because that was one of the worst parts about last year's. The starting five was gonna get you don't they were gonna win yet -- games. But you would have your moments against some of the better teams any -- against some of that the crappy ones where. You need a bench because a couple guys in the starting five had off nights we just weren't playing very well in general CE needed guys to get off the bench and maybe some you -- Steve Blake Chris Kaman. And the young guys that didn't do much last year can step up and give you that production I do wonder from a standpoint -- national respect perspective. How much Damien offseason. Being involved teen USA yeah inning getting the hundred million dollar deal with indeed as a commercial the end all these commercials and how is economic feels like he's one of the most popular players in the NBA on social media think he was top six. Of the players that were most -- act during this offseason. That's gonna translate because it regardless of Citi Citi doesn't matter it's all about players people will follow players gain deep -- seems to be one of those young guys up and coming representing issue company continues to get more more popular more eyeballs will be watching the Portland -- which is great for a. And to me I almost think it seemed being on recognizes already started to change I mean I was shocked -- ESPN -- their summer forecast yesterday and they picked the -- -- -- finish fourth in the west which I was I was surprised by means we have somebody -- -- -- nasty -- credits -- so Steve -- you apple lock -- in Chris -- in the offseason which look -- we've all -- we all understand that that bolsters the -- that makes you more formidable team in the west but. To be picked to finish fourth behind only Oklahoma City San Antonio in the clippers. That's pretty elite class and we all know how tough the Western Conference is we kind of conversations about Memphis it was down lasted just there's so many good teams out there that to be able to didn't have to be picked to finish fourth in the Western Conference in the off season. To me that shows a trend that people are knocked it at least doubting the -- is going into this season if I was as it into a podcast yet today -- Jim Mora. Talking about easy Elaine how they're going to the same thing this year would make Democrats and people off guard. And now everybody's taken always on SI poll earlier they're picked to finish fifth in the country people are thinking maybe they're a team that can make the -- -- -- playoff and how do you translate from going so already use a cliche but it's to go from being the hunter to beating the hunted. And that's an important is gonna have to learn this year because there's no doubt when you start out 435345. And have a great record was. They have to decency and common I mean you clearly benefit from that especially when he beat some of the big name teams it may become man or you going to their house early in the season you find a way to get a win. You're not gonna have that benefit this year nobody's gonna be surprised by Portland this season. -- -- -- Hey how did you stumble upon a Jim -- podcast you like that it was actually played on our airwaves on on Saturday to -- as -- -- -- was generating let you listen to our agent ha yeah I just series you more popular at -- blame -- for BT wanna guess 3 o'clock has been the official NBA schedule jealous that anything you really sure it's great station being -- sports -- great personalities that great lineup it's fantastic stuff. It has -- reference these bus Sports Illustrated it to another college football poll there's one grew Regis under Regis ranking. And it involves a school in northwest we'll tell you about that next also strength of schedule ESP and as their power index. Pac twelve represented nicely those stories for you next. Then towards dirt then sprayed his served up by Buffalo Wild Wings on ESPN's Sports Radio 1080 welfare and we like to have a lot of laughs on the racetrack today want talk about some serious. Packs of stray dogs that control most of the major cities in North America remember to see you stray dogs don't call the authorities approach it yourself. Some simple tips that can help be in this situation but things like this. Leave a trail leading to a box wants the dogs in the box beat it with a poll. I'm really doing some pre season poll. Taking a look at them and Sports Illustrated which is using a reputable. I don't pollster company. Pre season -- don't they have the jinx isn't that the magazine with the -- you don't want to be currency doesn't want this anymore did for awhile did your last day I'm -- that -- it's time pre season ever wanna remember that -- remember those covers yeah I think that's still steel covers it kind of taken over the the landscape of previews and and magazines and whatnot I don't I still -- back cover when it was Harrington and symington on the cover of the magazine in and they had and AM -- eight mascots husbands on the packed -- one this year I got it. -- yet but I mean not not good because you've got specialized magazines like dedicated strictly to college football previously -- line in the finest sports -- isn't quite -- -- he had not even close but they still did their -- to their pre season -- and so here a couple of highlights from a number one as Florida State everybody in the country -- Florida State and rightfully so yeah who's gonna beat -- -- -- number one. And -- was Alabama. Okay no not a whole lot of beef that -- threes Oklahoma and in real creative here or is Oklahoma State. Ohio State when I say Oklahoma State Ohio State is number four thank you dirt. Five is UCLA if you noticed they don't have your conducts the top five no they don't and that's at me look I as a matter of fact they have the Oregon Ducks -- -- they're top ten for you alone they're behind a low. UCLA and Michigan State in this and Auburn an Auburn which is lucky -- Organ not being attacked by team to me isn't quite as egregious but UCLA being pre season ranked ahead of -- is I'm sorry. Look there was a head to head match up last year. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- They were good but they weren't top ten did last year it -- the fact you bring so many guys back what people look density will they weren't that great but they're going to be pretty darn good at some point. I mean I guess you go to makes factors when I'm saying ice which you say I guess jungle base up the potential but at some point this -- -- does line -- If you wanna see -- got a lot of returning starters you're gonna look at that it will who cares Brighton but for some reason with good deal good teams not great teams when good teams have a lot of returning guys go they're gonna be great -- -- -- -- why will. More like -- when you look at the schedule last year who -- the big time programs UCLA -- they lost the -- -- maybe Nebraska wow 41 to 21 that's a huge win Nebraska is a -- just like they weren't you -- he's really hey you know -- just -- to -- -- I -- pretty used to -- analogies we always get over our -- like -- for says every single year with a handful of programs that that the -- big time schools that they played in the conference that's -- Stamford and -- in the loss that was in the close 24 to ten -- for 42 to fourteen. Organ now look you're gonna get those teams at home this season you got organ coming down to Los Angeles so there's a benefit there. He lost a home to Arizona State we can make the argument was the third or fourth best team in the conference last year your best win it was probably. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- That -- you think they got a realistic shot at making college football playoff and I just don't see that happen. Adding the miles Jack Brett -- factors really what does that form and you look at all the stars you want look at their defense and their offensive line. People can say okay those are great factors. But I think it's the Jim Mora brand -- miles Jack factored those three guys in -- only plays up to expectations he's arguably a Heisman winner or Heisman favorite. If miles Jack continues to play the way he played -- was switched to running back. He's one of the best rushes in the country and most people would probably -- -- Jim Moore as one of the brightest football minds in college football. You add those factors in Syria as a coming from the schedule last year look at some pretty bad losses to some really good teams. But you look at what they're returning and you look at the players in key positions that's where people are falling -- I don't know if I agree with their top five team. But when your tying the -- best team in the pac twelve. I'll put them right there with USC with Stamford and with the organ as probably those those -- the four best teams in the conference and if any for those teams when it. I'm going to be I'm not a peace prize at all when -- And I'm sorry did today it's -- your next easier to already get industry to schedule when you look at straight to schedule UCLA that's what makes -- look at them and say there's no way in hell they finish in the top five I'm sorry you go. At Texas with -- it should deal wit if your top five team but that's not going to be a cake -- the week after that become backe put at. Arizona State Arizona State and every pre season poll has been a top twenty team in the country he got a -- or did you gotta go to Washington you close US CD close to Stamford home. That's a very tough schedule -- -- tough they're tough conference games -- to their credit are at home they are they are all besides from Washington -- -- to Seattle but you do you honestly believe that closing -- single -- Washington home against USC home against Stanford they get to get out of that -- yeah I don't we -- they have no ability to. They have the guys in the right places to yeah and then this is. You know artist category it is preloaded on what date they got on April when you hear the names. The talent and Brett -- is a talent but there are times where he did not play well last year is using the same from Marcus Mario out of the for Sports Illustrated a publication my Sports Illustrated to have UCL a fifth. -- based purely based off of potential. Where you've got Michigan State sixth who won the Rose Bowl last year yet that's more egregious -- UCLA vina had a Morgan a remission on stage should be ahead UCLA they've got you silly -- at Michigan State's six -- seventh origin who beat them last year dates yes Stanford who beat them -- at night. And Baylor at ten. Like if I'm if I'm giving you money. I'm saying any of those top ten teams vs UCLA. I'm not taking you sealing any of -- -- -- -- this you guys clearly don't like UCLA and what's not and I don't like UCLA out of the -- -- what I'm saying yeah I don't think -- a national championship. -- -- whatever you don't like about your -- fine but would you -- as -- -- only plays into the expectations that everybody's placing them on. They are a top. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- When your time a top college teams and it's kind of into Steven I don't wanna argue about in the coming going against what you're seeing UCLA. Clooney you say organ is kind of one of those based on potential type teams if Mario stays healthy. Yes they are arguably a college playoff team but that's a big if we saw last year he has to win a game and take over. He's been sent to -- injuries and when he gets banged up they are not the same team we know this for a fact is we saw last year yet he got a lot of teams but you still Brett Connolly goes down you Selig said he orchestra might go down markets Mario they did as we talk about -- in -- potential. The potential would read only is there an idea why you guys don't don't don't wanna following don't understand it but the potential for markets Mario and get hurt. It's there because it happened last year -- when you look at his big teams and and you could do this with a lot of different quarterbacks you know what his numbers were against Oregon last year granted it was out -- he was thirteen of 1964. Yards one touchdown to explain terrible night. I mean that's that that's your biggest game of the year that was the team that a lot of little played really well he wasn't very good against Stanford he was not ready -- -- -- All all I'm saying is this -- you're doing appalling your Sports Illustrated. And you've got UCL a -- I need to see something beyond potential. Four. I mean I guess that's what pre season polls are ultimately but I -- other teams that have been proven. That have guys returning proven that -- Mario is a proven in. Quarterback not that Brett Conley -- but on saying he is. A stab himself at a higher level -- -- Has established himself at a higher level again minerals called the app has -- -- -- -- -- at a higher to -- my bread only we had one more loss than Mario last year. The Marc -- is one DC people yeah well -- I mean Saturday was his first series his first years as -- played phenomenon not taking away that's that's the thing when I say. Brett -- las one more gain in markets Mario in the difference there's not that much -- eating -- to market Smart and you can draw the -- what they did had and that's fine but I'm just saying it's not like Brett -- is is way less of a quarterback in markets Mario and he had won you one more loss than -- -- also let's not bury the lead here poorly and look against Arizona and I see why people look at teams and a lot a lot of it is potential. But there are question marks for organ and -- Tennessee. Is Mario -- gonna stay healthy are they gonna have another Arizona game some more on -- look there's plenty of there's plenty of questions there's no doubt there's plenty of questions with both of those teens -- -- a track record. More so than UCLA in this but he in the secondary lead here -- state. On the Sports Illustrated holy week that would give states ten minutes he spent ten minutes undermining the credibility of this poll. Oregon State Beavers back at 23. On the sports it's all right our neighbors welcome -- three season I. I thought. -- Malo was one of the reasons he may not even play in the first game Nazis are they clearly know what they're doing that when they're talking about these polls I thought junior senator -- saint -- one of only four star recruits. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- his dad coaches they're guess where he went to high school that's only spring valley high facts only fast soundly Edwards illustrated knows that the bill does facts only rebuild -- -- and they passed 80% of the time last year which proved to be inaccurate according to the map for the show that strength of schedule article that there was talking about we'll discuss at 115. The pac twelve does fare very well. In the strength of schedule discussion it is our NFC south preview day we've got a couple teams are going to look at today. And will start with the Carolina Panthers will do so next to listening to Dan for -- -- 1980 defense. Since president deserves like buffalo while -- nuts and SPN's sports radio and they gave yourself away. From. That is national Latina daily means tightening up some of the challenges from left handers. And what you do best left handed if you're right handed what is your your go to the left handed the competency. And what you -- Stan. Junior tennis and -- five factories -- five in the second hour rush hour hasn't. Shark week trivia for unity shark week many prizes to give away for that matter a lot to ask but it he had I would do that is is yet we keep trying to figure out -- -- where -- gives something away at what -- -- shark week ever die. Dude it's never gonna die like he's like -- old do you watch it yeah and I dynasty and -- watch it. Like every night do you watch -- now CI do shark -- exists because of idiots like Mimi and I have to -- shark week a year -- -- terrified of the -- I'm terrified of sharks he got to know your -- after like five years of it nation and every short -- that's possible possible to show no because there's -- sharks to a study there's always a bigger -- comic pages discovered a new species -- -- -- there's a -- around for millions of years. It looked Dublin's got a black did not vote and only you guys Monroe IQ let's go really -- -- -- lord let's go to all of. Is there is a drinking game by the way. The every time -- -- -- is -- the editing and drink every time an English guy and Australian acts and is spoken you got to take a drink you get pretty drunk within about ten minutes of the shelves and I was home last week and then watch -- cartoon where others he's now when nominees for as a organized aren't asked and I it was under the -- basically -- yes yes. And there is penguins with Alec lives on their heads what's -- insurer report. Bleacher Report -- I -- this you know it didn't make much sense that they were going around and there were helping the hammerhead sharks. But it got stuck in the you know it's -- yes yeah it's quite day entertainment cartoon it's a real issue and our community yeah who comes up with -- -- -- not come out it's a really humid and -- stuck in fishing -- current this -- on some things already -- the direction of real issues -- at a teaching America's youth and he's -- -- man at. Aren't we protecting the sharks are valuable or ecosystem in the ocean now screw that they -- people in the LC to -- which helps and now it makes less Toney -- with less -- and for us us to -- -- more Tony giving more to me. I have a theory diet do and it can do an NFC itself preview or almost on this our last. Conference here. I -- division rather. Mean that the NFC boom got here the end -- you know in the soon rules so why bother with the Nancy you -- exactly right has them pulling shots fired my Carolina stats. Carolina last year was a lot of people's team the kind of sleeper team. This year I get the vibe that most people. Our anti Carolina that they don't think Carolina stands a chance in part of the reason for that there wide receiving corps is not that great the line backs can't stay healthy. Cam Newton is banged up coming back from surgery should be fine they've got a great defense -- a lot of teams last year. But you're still in a position where your offense is not nearly as dynamic as it should -- could be. It's probably the second toughest division and in the NFC. And you just look at the teams around ago look at how -- mostly with the saints in the falcons. And it's just it's going to be a rough year for the Panthers this year I see -- regressing back to. Something like eat probably eaten eat some seven and nine right around their for the PC I one I agree with him of that defense. Was so stout last year they got some solid -- is now animal wild -- to throw in Aaron for some reason this doesn't talk about why anybody in the media. -- Ray Rice thing was a big outrage with the suspension Greg Hardy by the way who was found guilty on two counts of assault for beating a woman and a -- each morning around. There has they're still as -- punishment for him that's still playing on the legal system. He's got probation now so I'm sure the NFL hand -- a hefty suspension friend maybe two maybe four games is kind of varies there. Believe that that lost it hurt him in a couple games you still -- Charles Johnson -- -- -- is a really phenomenal linebacker loudly he's the best in the game right now. They lost safety Mike Mitchell which if you watch -- games last year he was one of their big play makers and premium for vendors as safety look people still like what they can replace with him. Offensively look they have some question marks you don't have Steve Smith anymore Kelvin Benjamin got a touchdown in his first pre season game a lot of believes he can be a big red zone target. Obviously cut the winning touchdown of the national championship. You got Greg -- the wildcard for me really is the running back Steve DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart can stay healthy. You might be okay ice don't know how I feel looking on bar as a professional football player he might be like a -- Michael James. But when you're looking at the two main backs and Stewart and Williams if those guys can't go and they're gonna be out for 67 weeks you were was out for pretty much the whole year last year. Yeah our mom with either gonna regress a little bit I don't know about eight wins but around nine -- even flirt with ten in just may be missing out on that wild cards well. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Well when you look at Carolina I imagery to follow them this season because I'm curious to see what Cam Newton can do because. I mean here's the data came out number one overall pick I didn't expect him to be decorated NFL quarterback I just didn't but he hasn't -- -- the size he has the arms -- -- the ability to do it. And he's been a surprise to me so -- his career but you look at what he's going to be up against this year we've highlighted their weaknesses the running game he can't keep any of those running backs healthy and it's not just losing Steve Smith they lost their top four wide receivers from last year's roster so it's not like you just -- and number one target. You're replacing basically an entire receiver corps now governor Benjamin were Ohio I think easy as a potential to have a great NFL career you mentioned the touchdown he -- And a pre season game against buffalo but. When you look at Cam -- this team is -- go as far as he can carry them the question is how far any carry them and it misses the -- a year as a quarterback. Where you can really prove that you -- your war and if he's able to carry them to attended six record. The defense is gonna help obviously but if he doesn't throw the football over and can lead them to that 910 win category may be in a wild card spot. He's gonna start rising up some of those quarterback boards of people saying wow that guy he's a lot better than maybe we thought we talk about the ankle injury the ankle surgery. It cleaned up some loose bodies an area and the reports out of camp are that this is the strongest his ankle has been since college he said that he's running pain free. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Young and there's a lot of young guys and you know -- 25 years old he's been a league for years -- He his numbers as he says springer are pretty impressive when you look at his career numbers is -- -- put up. 111300. Yards and 64 touchdowns he's got an 86 passer rating so his numbers are are impressive he is has -- -- -- are around him. And I don't know if he is the top 45 quarterbacks that we discussed a lot. He's not and that class but if you put a good enough defense around him he can be as good as -- -- I think he's in the same conversation -- -- -- it yet now you better. And -- -- yeah yeah I understand the argument I -- say is better but I -- -- argument yeah but it if you see if you -- those guys there's not much different I don't think -- second series the second -- -- right at the top 56 but he's right next class of guys who -- on the verge of potentially come in jeopardy might be a little more -- -- he's quicker Tokyo is a bigger -- and I think what -- last year. In that we saw this in the niner game. It because he didn't have weapons they didn't have much going on he took the punishment and he to -- TT did and so they've got to get him and they try to get him to get less hits as the season goes on. And they just haven't been able to do it if they sneak up to the number two spot in the end do end up going 106 would not surprise me. But I see I see them more time and in that division in live there are. Some question marks with kind of I don't wanna say is competitive spirit but when you win the chips are down a little bit which they were -- in a playoff game. That is what people pointed to. They played the regular season and the Panthers stifled -- they completely shut him down in any -- I -- -- -- surprising -- -- -- seven to six -- Saddam was apparently got booed in San Francisco at the end of that game and so when they face begin in Carolina. San Francisco's defense stepped up their production the second half and Cam -- had no answer could respond. Tapper nick went against just the same defense that shut him down and they -- he made the right adjustments get made the right adjustments that's where people point and say. What you got when you really need to bring it -- do you. People questioned about Cam Newton but I I wasn't as he has surprised me since the the first week the first week he's starting Carolina as a rookie. He came out his first game was like 450. Yards yet he threw it all over the football field since then. I have a different perspective on Cam Newton a lot of body was a running quarterback going in and had to work on his arm he's coming he slings around just fine it's a mental thing in my opinion with him. Going forward in his career. And let's not also pretend like -- didn't benefit huge from from the defense last -- -- just simply points allowed in the division they were the lowest at 241 the next closest was New Orleans it's real for so. That's that's what they were -- by defense they clearly I think maybe even a top three defense NFL last year off three probably resided in the NFC was Seattle San Francisco and Carolina can you get that same kind of production from your defense because I know they got some questions in the secondary as well that's re look at candidates OK if you're not hold opponents -- 1417. Points a game anymore you're gonna. After your production as well here's what's coming up in the second hour of our show we will discuss the Atlanta Falcons. We'll continue our NFC south preview with -- We'll give you the strength of schedule that was just released by ESPN's power indexing college football where the pac twelve race. It give you -- school by school breakdown also does give you some shark week facts in trivia and a database of cares. About shark week we -- -- and Sprague of course still does -- smorgasbord of sports topic is next an update on Tony Stewart. 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