Orlando Magic season review and is the college football world blowing up? Plus USFL news

In episode 245 of Sports Bliss with Rob and Kris, Rob and Kristie start the episode discussing the unfortunate passing of Steeler’s quarterback Dwayne Haskins. Next, They recap the Orlando Magic’s season and Rob asks Kristie if this was a success or failure this year for the Magic? Then Rob shares with Kristie that the Laker’s fired coach Frank Vogel. They debate if he was the cause of the Laker’s troubles and could a potential candidate coach improve them next season.

Next on the agenda, Rob and Kristie get a glimpse of the new USFL to prepare for their kickoff next weekend. Rob and Kristie discuss some of the new teams and what the playoff format will be. Then Rob shares with Kristie some of the unique rules the USFL will have this season and a technology that could improve and speed up the game.

Next, Rob shares some news about two former NFL wide receivers that are trying to break back into the league. Rob asks Kristie if she thinks either player will make it back next season.

Rob and Kristie then switch gears and discuss some college football news. Rob and Kristie debate Dabo Swinney’s recent comments that the college football world is going to blow up as we know it. Dabo again suggests that a large single league of 40 to 50 teams will be formed and exclude the rest of the current schools. Rob and Kristie also discuss Billy Napier’s comments after the Gators second scrimmage of spring ball. Rob asks Kristie if she is concerned about his comments? You don’t want to miss her reaction.

As always Rob and Kristie end the episode with trivia and a would you rather.

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Hello. How are you doing? I hope everybody had a great weekend, because we did before we get into it, just a little on the serious note.

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Oh, okay.

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A few days ago, we learned that Dwayne Hashkins was killed.

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Yeah. It's really sad.

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It's just like such a tragedy, such a terrible story. So apparently he was in South Florida and he got hit by a dump truck.

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Yeah, not good.

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I mean, I can't even imagine how his family feels. I hope I'm sending prayers to all of them.

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It was kind of a weird story. I know that rogue very well. I used to go on it all the time because I went to school there.

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Is it dangerous?

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Yeah. It's like an eight Lane Highway. It's like a really big highway. If you're in Orlando, you know, it will be like an I four downtown in the suburbs.

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Is it out of nowhere?

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It goes straight into Fort Lauderdale and then goes west and then connects to the Turnpike and 95 in this. And so apparently the one thing I saw is he ran out of gas, apparently, and he was trying to cross. They said he was going west bound, which kind of makes sense because on that side of 595, there's not a lot. It's on the south side, like on the eastbound. Right. So I think he was trying to go across to get across, but he would have had to cross, like, I don't even know how many lanes of traffic, like eight or ten. That's crazy to get across. I don't know why someone would do that and not just stay in their car and call for help. I know, but nobody knows the story yet. Really?

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We don't know any further details Besides that.

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Um, yeah, it's been going around the Internet and some people made some bad comments, and this Adam Scheffer got into some trouble. Some other people did. It was just inappropriate. He broke the news about him passing, and he mentioned that he was basically a failure. It was the Washington Redskins then and then with Pittsburgh that he never lived up to what he was supposed to be.

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So you're really going to do that to the people?

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Yeah. It was really bad taste. Why bring it up at that point?

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Do better.

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It was terrible. So prayers, love go out to his family.

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Yes. Now that's addressed. Let's get into some, um, juicy news, because we got some drama in the sports world for you. I love that song. Every single time I have to dance.

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Oh, I love it, too. And they actually won't say they beat the heat the end of season, 125 to 111. And it's kind of funny, because once they locked into one of the bottom three slots. So, mhm they're not the worst team in the east now. They're the second worst team.

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Yeah, but don't we want to stay at the very bottom because then you get more pimples for the draft.

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Yeah. Well, you just need to be bottom three. The bottom three teams have the same chance.

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Okay, so, guys, listen.

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No, we're in the bottom three. We're done.

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Okay.

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It's locked.

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Okay.

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So they did that. So I wanted to celebrate the win, of course. But more importantly, I wanted to look at the best part of the magic season, the off season.

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You mean where they're not playing?

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Exactly. So we have the draft coming up. What? This is the most exciting part of the season. Not the last or 82 games. They were 22 and 60, by the way.

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I mean, they're doing okay.

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What do you take out of this season? Was it successful? Was it not successful? Did they accomplish what they want?

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Okay, well, I guess.

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How do you feel as a fan?

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It depends on how you look at it. Because you could go either way. You could go either way. So if you're thinking about you're glad that they tanked. So that way they could get a, um, really decent draft pick. You would say that the season was more successful.

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Right.

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Because they accomplished what they wanted to do.

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I think the way you look at it is, are you looking at it from a fan perspective, or are you looking at it from a, um, team perspective?

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If I'm looking at it basically from a fan perspective, they totally crushed it, like, in a bad way. Because I'm sorry. Even if there are amazing draft fix coming up, coming out of College, no fan ever wants to see their team this low. I don't care who you are. Nobody wants to see their team lose. So, yeah, to me, they crushed it in a bad way. If I'm looking at it from, like, organizational standpoint, then, yes, I would say that they achieved what they wanted to do, which was loose, which was not very difficult for them. And I just hope that they actually come out with somebody that is substantial and that could help turn the team around. However, I don't think that one draft pick is going to do that.

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Yeah. No, this is the, uh, process number one.

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At what point are they going to, like, at what point are they going to turn it around and say, oh, that was a success?

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I think it's really hard. So let's go back a little bit. When this new administration came in, they picked up a team, and what they really wanted to do is what they're doing now. They wanted to lose, got the team. They wanted to go young, but the ownership talked with them and they said, we really think we need to get the fans engaged and keep them going. So we want to get to the playoffs. So they took that team with Bouchevik and Gordon and they tried to add to it and they got to be a playoff team mhm. And so that kind of quenched the thirst of fans. But then they figured out, listen, we're going to be stuck in the middle. We're never going to be much better than this as like a six or seven seed, eight seed, that kind of thing. And that's not the goal of the team. They want to win a Championship. So they said let's blow it up. They traded away players, got assets back so they could draft young players and start over right mhm from their goals, in my opinion, this year they crushed it in a good way, meaning they're going to get a top four pick. That's the worst they're going to get. So they check that box number two, they let these young players that they drafted, they got a nice Franz Wagner, he could be rookie of the year.

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Okay.

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He kind of had an incomplete. He looked good, but he was injured a lot, so we don't know exactly what we have with him, but he looks like a nice player. So you kind of check the box on that. They got to play a lot, these young guys to develop and then your two best players potentially false. And Isaac really, you brought him back slow from injury. So Isaac didn't play the whole year. So check he'll hopefully be ready for next year. And then false. He came back a little bit and he looked good when he played, but he didn't come back until late. So I think institutionally, they kind of did what they wanted to do and they have a positive coach that the players believe in. So I think as an organization they did what they want. But the bad parts about it is fan engagement 100%.

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This is exactly what I said.

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This has been their worst attendance. A lot of people I know that have tickets are deciding not to renew them or they said we're just going to get the cheapest tickets we can get. And they were paying good money for season tickets, so they're going to lose revenue like that and it's hard to get fans back. And I'll be honest, I did not watch one live game this year and I'm a big Magic fan.

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First of all, to our defense, they don't even televise the games here.

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That's what I was going to bring up. So they said this is the lowest rating.

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What the hell is that? You're basically making your fans excommunicate you even more.

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Yeah, you have to have one cable company here or you can't watch them mhm every game away or home. They're all in the same channel and they're not on national TV, so you're not going to see it that way. So as a fan, you don't have options to watch them except for the highlights the next day. And they're not getting any credit in the ratings for that. Yeah. So they really need to rethink that strategy. But I think they just re upped with what's called Valley now, it was Florida Sunshine Sports or something before Fox Sports.

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This station you're talking about.

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Yeah. I think they're locked in for the next few years.

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Why would they do that?

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It was money.

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But why wouldn't you be on a channel where everybody could potentially have access to?

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But people are saying the ratings dropped significantly, and I think it dropped because people just don't have that channel. They don't want to pay for cable.

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Who pays for cable? Honestly, who pays for older people? Do everybody else streams for Internet.

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Yeah.

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And we stream everything else.

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Yeah. You get it on your streaming service, whatever you choose, Hulu or whatever you use.

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But I'm saying if you did a poll right now and you actually saw the amount of people that pay for cable, it would be very low.

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I think it's pretty low. And so I think they messed up with that. But anyway, we're coming up on the NBA draft, and that's going to be an exciting thing. So we got to watch that through the playoffs and see how it goes.

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Speaking of the draft. Okay. As I was doing my little homework and looking up all of the sports news and stuff. Okay, so I get to the NBA, right there is this top prospect coming from Serbia that is entering the draft, and he is supposed to be a stud.

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Is he going to be the next Luca?

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I think so.

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That'll be awesome.

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I think so. He's 18. His name is. Hold on. Let me Nicola Jovic from Serbia.

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Another Nicola. Another Jovic.

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So keep an eye out on him and see where he goes.

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All right, we'll see on a rollment. We'll see my Eastern block. Let's stay a little bit in NBA and just take the moment and savor that the Lakers are sitting at home for the offseason.

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It's funny because I actually did see an article. I didn't read it because I don't really care. I probably should have read it, but okay, regardless, Anthony Davis is still interested in speaking with LeBron James about what actually happened, what changed their team? Why did they lose? Question Mark. Question Mark. Question Mark that we're not going to get answered because LeBron James does nothing wrong.

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Well, the official answer is it was all Frank Vogel's fault for Lakers because he's getting fired. And apparently this is so horrible.

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That is so on brand for them.

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Oh, for everybody. I mean, what do you do? They're locked in. They don't have any draft picks who's going to take Westbrook. They're stuck. They can't trade all these old guys that they just signed. Nobody wants them, and they're stuck with this team.

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Well, good.

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They're kind of stuck. So what do you do? You change the coach. That's what everybody does because it's easier to change one guy than a bunch of guys.

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But I'm saying it's so I'm brand for them to blame solely all of this on him because he's no longer going to be there. So what's going to happen when they get a new coach, right? What's the excuse then?

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Yeah, so we'll talk about it, but it was interesting. So, you know, Woese he always breaks all the NBA stories and all this was so wrong. It broke at halftime of their last game. Someone said something to Frank Vogel at halftime. Oh, we heard it was just reported by Wales that you're going to be fired in the middle of the game. They tell the poor guy this and he's like, I don't know s about that. You could tell he's salty because it's not his fault.

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I'm literally sitting here with my mouth open because I would be in shock. Why would that break? Why couldn't they wait until like literally 30 seconds after?

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Because it's news and boost throws it out there and they want to get the interview or whatever ESPN does during the game and get the reaction.

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You learn that you lost your job through a fan, not through the actual people that should be doing the fire.

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I've experienced stuff like that before in my life. I've never been fired, but I've experienced stuff like that before.

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Okay, explain.

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It's a boring story.

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Okay? Never mind. Save that for another day.

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I'll tell you anyway. And what's crazy about all this is Frank Vogel is only two years removed from winning an NBA Championship with his team. So he was like crazy, the coach or whatever. Oh, he's so great. But this is the way the NBA is. You're great because your players are great, right? It's not because you're really a great coach. You can't be a great coach.

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I agree.

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Without great players, you can be a bad coach with good players.

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I think that you could be knowledgeable and you can be good. But ultimately, if you have stars on your team, do you think they're really going to listen to you? Do you really think LeBron is listening to him? He does what he wants. He's like the Tom Brady. He's calling the shots. He's doing what he wants because he believes he's the greatest.

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Yeah, but that's what was great about some of these coaches, like Phil Jackson, and that he knew how to manage the players to get them to buy in enough to what he wanted to get accomplished. And he would work with the individual, meaning Kobe, Shaq, Michael Jordan, all these guys. And that's one reason Phil Jackson was such a great coach. If you put Phil Jackson on the Magic today, he's not a great coach. He needs great players and he would acknowledge that. So you can put a great coach on a bad team. And they're bad coach all of a sudden. But you put them with great players. They're, um, a great coach. It doesn't make any sense.

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Maybe he should read the book from Michael Scott titled Somehow I Manage.

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Maybe he should.

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If you know. You know.

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If you know. You know. All right, so still on the Lakers, there's a rumor of who might be the next coach.

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Okay.

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One Chef Wright, hook Jawan Howard from the University of Michigan. Remember, he got in trouble.

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No, it's true.

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He used to play for the Lakers. He was a long time, maybe a player. And his name is surface as a rumor. He's a good coach. He's good in College. They're talking about he may be the next coach. And Rajawn Rondo might be his assistant. He might want to coach.

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Good news. How do people feel about this?

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I don't know if I would take that job if I was Juan, because unless you can.

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It'S a lot of pressure.

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It's not the pressure.

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No, it's a pressure from having all of these stars, and they're basically not doing well. Yeah, your neck is on the line.

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But they're burnt out stars. They're not young, good stars in their prime. They're stars fading into the.

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Can you say that one more time?

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Burnt out stars.

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That's right.

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Yeah. That's what they are, though. I mean, LeBron is the best out of them. But you have injured Anthony Davis all the time. You have Carmelo. I mean, you have all these old dudes on there.

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Yeah.

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So I don't know. That is that appealing of a job unless you're getting paid a lot with a guarantee, because he's got a pretty good situation in Michigan. So it'll be interesting to see if that moves forward or not. All right, let's move on, because I want to get to this some USFL it is starting next weekend. The USFL has been away for 37 years and is making its come back next weekend. They will play a ten game season, and there are eight teams.

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Okay.

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I'll just run through them real quick. So their post season will start June 25 in Canton, Ohio, where the hall of Fame is. And then they'll play their Championship game July 3. The top two teams from each, uh, division, there are two divisions, the north and the south will make it will play each other, and then there'll be a Championship. So it'll end July 4 weekend. That will be awesome.

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Okay. So how do you feel about this?

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I don't know. I'm excited a little bit. I love football. But there are teams in Michigan, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Birmingham, Alabama, Houston, New Orleans, and Tampa. But they're all playing in Alabama for the first year to get this going. So they all play in Birmingham, and then next year they'll go to the cities, apparently.

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So how do they determine who's the home and waiting. Yes. But also, like the players, too.

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They had a draft. They had a draft. So that's one of the things that I'm looking at.

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Players that could not make it into the NFL.

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Yeah. There's some that have played, some in the NFL that aren't there anymore. Okay. There's some that didn't hook on in the NFL. Like, for instance, uh, that Colin Kaepernick. No, not Colin Kaepernick. Marlon Williams, that receiver from UCF, that beast from two years ago. And then he hurt his foot and he didn't get drafted.

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No, I don't know anybody.

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He was a very good receiver, but he got signed with the Texans, but he didn't stay on the roster, so he's going to play in it. So there are some guys that I'm interested just to see how they do, and they're obviously all trying to get to the NFL. But I think the more interesting thing is some of the different rule changes they're going to use because they used instant replay first way back then, they used some things that the NFL took. So do you want to hear some of the changes in the rules?

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Yeah, let's do it.

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Instead of just the one point for the afterkick or two point conversion, you have an option for three point play.

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Okay.

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So you can kick it from the 15 and get one. You can go from the two yard line and get two points.

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Okay.

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Or you can go from the ten yard line and get three points if you get it. It's interesting because you can get nine points on a possession.

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I have to see it for myself.

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I think it'll be interesting. And then you can opt instead of doing an, uh, onsite kick, you have another option you can still do onsite kick.

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Okay.

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But they very rarely are successful. You can mhm decide to go for fourth and twelve on your own 33 yard line. So after you score, you can say, I want the ball on my on 33, it's a fourth and twelve. You get one shot. If you get it, you get to go. If you don't get it, the other team gets the ball there.

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Okay. That's really cool.

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You like that, right? Yeah. Okay. So that may take some of the kicks out. The other one is they're going to be like College at the end or in the last two minutes of each half, the clock will mhm stop on first downs. So if you get a first down, the clock will stop until you hike it again. So they don't have to have time out to the end of which will be interesting as long as they get it first down and overtime, it's a little different. They don't use normal rules in overtime. It's kind of like College also. So you get the ball to the two yard line and go for two point conversion, basically, right?

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Okay.

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But each team gets three possessions, so you each get three tries to score. Right. If you're still tight at that. Then it's sudden death at that point. So you get three times like whoever scores first. Okay. No, they bring out a sword and then they have to chop each other.

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I mean, I was going to say now I'm really interested.

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And then the last thing that's kind of interesting, it's not really a rule change, but it's something that they're doing is they have a computer chip in the ball and instead of using yard markers, they'll use the computer chip. You know how they do in tennis and they can tell if the balls in or out.

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They should have implemented this.

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They've been talking about this in College, in the NFL for a long time. And they don't want to go to it for some reason because they can't manipulate it.

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Hello?

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I think so.

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I mean, why else would they not do it?

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But they're going to that they're going to the computer chip so they won't have to measure anymore. And some people say they like the sticks for the dramatic effect. But come on, you cannot place the ball properly.

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We have seen that time and time again where the ball is, where it should be, and then they come and either put it below or above it.

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Oh, totally. So that's the USFL I'm excited about. It kicks off next weekend. We'll give it a try, I guess, right?

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Yeah. We'll see.

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Your favorite wide receivers back in the news.

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Which one? I have a few, actually. I don't.

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Antonio Brown.

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That was not who I was expecting.

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I know.

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Okay.

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Did you hear this one or. No, no. Well, him and Floyd Mayweather were together on a podcast. That's another good pairing. So he's hanging out with Floyd Mayweather. It sounds like a joke. Floyd Mayweather, Kanye and AB walk into a bar, you put the punchline. But anyway, so he was on a podcast and he said, I want to help my boy Antonio Brown out.

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By doing what? Going into him?

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No, he wants to get him back in the NFL. He said any NFL team that signs Antonio Brown, he will write a check to them for $20 million. But there's a catch because there's always a catch, right?

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Of course, he said starter.

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No, he said, but if Antonio Brown can stay the whole season with that team, stay out of trouble with no issues, they have to write him a check for $20 million. Floyd Mayweather, he said, any team out there willing to take this chance on 20 million, hit me up. My DMs are open.

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First of all, Antonio Brown is probably like, shaking in his boots right now because he's like, oh, my gosh, I don't know how to be good. I don't know how to be good.

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I don't know how to be good. He was pretty good his first year with Tampa.

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He didn't play most of the year.

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That's beside the point.

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Tomatoes.

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All right. Another wide receiver, Terrell Owens. He's in the news. Remember good old Terrell Owens?

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No. Yes.

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You remember Terrell. He cried with the Cowboys, and it doesn't matter. He's another Drama wide receiver, but he is trying to get back into the NFL also, and he thinks he can defy the odds. He's going to be in that fan, uh, controlled football League. This is where it's like a seven on seven.

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Okay.

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And as you're watching it, you can be on their app and you can vote on what type of play they should do, if they should go forward and forth down and they run whatever play it is.

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What?

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Yeah, it's kind of cool. I watched a little bit of it. It's interesting.

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But he's going to be what he's watching.

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Okay.

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And he reached out to the Bucks when they were having troubles with Antonio Brown and all the receivers out for them to sign him.

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Nobody did.

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No. And he's like, If Brady can do it at his age, why can't I do it?

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Well, I think there's a lot of factors to take into consideration with the seven on seven. There's hardly any tackling, right?

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No, they're still hitting and tackling. It's just you don't have as many linemen and stuff.

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Yeah. But I thought it's supposed to be, like, less contact, and that's why it's such high school.

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It's basically all the skilled people. So you don't really run the ball as much. You like, throw it a lot. It's basically all throwing. It's like backyard football. You don't have any linemen, though.

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But that's what I'm saying.

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But you're tackling.

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Anybody could look good doing that.

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No, you're still tackling. And all I want to show that I can take a hit still and maybe guys will take a chance on me, but at the same time, he's like, I really don't think it's going to happen.

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I mean, that's kind of old for football.

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Yeah. No, for receiver especially. I don't think anyone's ever played that old as a receiver for sure.

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I'm not trying to doubt any of his capability. He might be really talented still, but the longevity of that is not there. I know that for a fact.

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He probably still ripped and stuff.

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But like, no, but that's here. Nor there is what I'm saying. Yeah, he might still be a very talented player, but, I mean, you got to look at the longevity of that. He's not going to be able to recover as fast as some of the younger guys.

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Yeah, we don't know. That's what he wants to prove. That's what he wants to prove. And he said, I never retired from the NFL. He's like, I was just never given another opportunity he was forced into. Exactly. That's what he was saying. He's like, Has Colin Kaepernick ever retired from the NFL? He goes, no, he just doesn't have any opportunities. But that happens to a lot of guys.

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But I feel like and I don't want this to come out rude, but whatever. I don't care if you're not actively having opportunities, and they just kind of like, go away. People are not interested. You're forced into retirement. I think that has something to do with your playing ability, because I feel like if you're truly as good as you say you are, it speaks for itself. You don't have to go on this campaign and say, oh, I'm this. I'm this years old and blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, and I can still take a hit. Put your money where your mouth is, bro.

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No, I know. And I think he's right in what he's saying is semantics. He's not retired. But, bro, you're unemployed. Whatever. It would be interesting to watch and see how he does in this League. He'll create some headlines in that. All right, let's move on a little bit. Two more last stories, and then we'll get to some trivia. Debbie Sweeney made some news. Your favorite coach you love good old Davo. What's your face for? I'm bringing up all your favorite sticks because he is such a loser.

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Such a loser. He's on the sidelights crying because it's pretty boy quarterback. It's not there anymore. And his team is falling apart before his eyes, and his organization doesn't look good. And basically, he has everybody blindfolded years before. So they've always kind of been this way, and it's being exposed.

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Now he's saying College football is falling apart.

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Oh, my gosh. Actually, he said, I do agree with him on that in the ways of the certain schools dominating everything. And other schools are trying to penetrate that, uh, line and get into more College, expanding the playoffs, doing all these other things. You have these up and coming teams. You have these up and coming teams that are becoming extremely competitive. And Clemson's not looking good. Alabama is not looking so high.

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Well, Alabama is still on top.

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No, they're not. Listen, last year we talked about this the other day.

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They're still up there. Don't worry, they'll be there.

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Listen, we talked about this the other day. I believe my opinion Nick Saban is on his decline and he ain't going anywhere but down to the ground.

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We'll see about that. But let's get to that. Basically, he said that he thinks the College football world is going to blow up and the system is going to blow up and change. And a lot of people are saying that. But what he feels is he feels because Nil is there now you're directly paying players, you're doing all this.

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There is no incentive to go to certain schools, basically. And his College program is imploding right before and they'll be there.

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I mean, they have plenty of money, so they'll be there. But basically what he's saying is he feels that College football is going to change over the next several years and basically that the top 40 to 50 teams in that range are going to form one League together. And this is what people have been saying. They're saying that basically the SEC will probably kick some teams out and bring in teams from the Big Ten and some from the ACC and the Pack Twelve and maybe even the Big Twelve. And then they'll have 40 to 50 teams. And other coaches are saying this, too, like Mike Gundy of Oklahoma State, but he's saying they bring these in, then they'll have one Commissioner because he said part of the problem is there's such a bureaucracy right now that they can't change anything to keep up with things. He's like, all this nil. And he's like, I'm totally for kids making money, putting a little money in their pocket. But when they're tempted by this amount of money to pay for everything, and now you go to a step of making them employees basically, where now they pay for their school, they pay their taxes and you fire them if they're not playing well because now they're an employee. He's like, that isn't what College, um, sports is about. He's like, Nil is fine. If they want to get some money to put in their pocket and make some money off of their name, that's fine. But when they're having to make these huge financial decisions, he's like, they're 18 years old and he's like, they're not mature enough and old enough to make these type of decisions. And then he started complaining about the transfer portal because Clemson never had players transferred before, very rarely. And now he can't keep them captured there. He's starting to melt down.

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That is exactly what I just said. His organization is imploding right before his eyes and he is desperate at this point.

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Yes, I think there is something to that. And he made some good points, though, that I kind of agree with. But overall, I think it's going that way where you're not going to see them. Everybody keep saying they're going to break away from the NCAA. I don't think that's going to happen. I think there's going to be another division, and it's going to be a sharper division, meaning, like, there's going to be power five, and the group of five and group of five is now going to be like, one A or FCS. Do you know what I mean? They're going to be considered mhm, a true lower division of football, where they are included in the playoff going forward. So when they do the new deal, they're not even going to get any money for that. It's going to be the power five conferences, whatever they figure out. And that's the way it's going to go, because here's the sticking point. You're not going to have 40 teams come to one League because who's going to be the Commissioner? Do you think the Big Ten Commissioner is going to let that happen?

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No way.

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Or the ACC Commissioner or Greg Sinky unless he becomes it. And he can't become it because there will be too much favoritism to the teams in the SEC.

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Yeah.

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Do you know what I mean? So I think there's going to be a restructuring, but it's not going to be the way he's saying it, but it'll be interesting to see what happens. I don't know.

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All right. We'll keep tabs on that one.

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One last story about your Geaters. So in the spring, you're allowed to have three scrimmages.

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Okay.

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They have one. They just had another one Saturday, and then they'll have one this Thursday, the spring game, and it'll probably be on ESPN or ESPN plus or one of these, so we can watch it Thursday.

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Okay.

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And see how your new team looks with your new coach. But Billy Napier was not happy Saturday. He said there were way too many undisciplined penalties. Have we heard that before? I'm sorry. Extremely sorry.

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Is he, um, new? Is he new to the Gator? I don't even know what to call it.

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Uh, the Gators were 121st and penalties last year out of 130 teams. And he's like, we can't do that going forward. He's like, that's not the way my teams play. He's like, his goal is to have one penalty for every 30 plays, which means three or four penalties in the whole game. And I don't see that happening. That's really little.

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That is shooting way far to the stars. I think he needs to lower the bar a little bit.

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Um, you'll see that in one drive against the LSU Tigers or the Bulldogs.

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Regardless of discipline with the players or not, that's a very unrealistic goal to obtain from anybody. Yeah.

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And I think his point was he's like, I don't mind penalties, but I don't want dumb penalties. Right? Things that are unnecessary. He's like, you're going to have some penalties holding or this that just happened.

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Listen, we don't need to be taking anybody's shoes off and throwing them again. We learned that years ago. We're not going to repeat it okay.

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I mean, if you get a penalty, you get a penalty, but you don't want ones that are unnecessary. But it's just interesting. He's already starting the framework for excuses, I think. But that leads me to the Seminoles also. They had their scrimmage this Saturday, okay. Their spring game, and they didn't look so good. They did not look good. They have a lot of transfers. They had a good class coming in. And so where do we think Mike Norville is going to be? What do you expect at the FSU season this year? Are they going to turn it around and make a bowl game or is he on the hot seat? Does he have to make a bowl game? What does he got to do?

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I don't know if he's on the hot seat, because who's going to go coach at that school?

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First, I think that's a fair point.

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Second, I'm sorry. No, I don't see them being. No.

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Yeah. So it's interesting, Danny Warfall.

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I mean, wasn't a player like he already transferred or he entered the transfer portal because of practice or something.

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Yeah, because he didn't get his Ni? O money.

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Oh, yeah.

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That's what he but he didn't meet the criteria for it.

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Okay, so enough said.

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Yeah. So Danny Canal, not Danny Warfall. I almost said Danny Cannell. He was a quarterback for the Seminoles way back in the 90s, and he is a big supporter, Mike Norville, but he has come out on his radio show and said Mike Norville is on the hot seat. They need to turn it around this year, have a winning season. They need to get in a ball game or they're going to make a change. That's his prediction. He's close to the program. But I wanted to tell you, do you think how the Gators do will influence how people think FSU looks? Meaning if Billy Napier comes in and you guys win 910 games.

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Okay.

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Right. In his first year, after kind of collapsing last year, does that put more pressure on Mike Norville at FSU? Meaning he has to do better?

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Absolutely.

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Right.

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Absolutely. But I know that he's not.

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He's not going to do better.

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No way you take the Seminoles unless we totally tank this season. That would be the only way, maybe that they could maybe win one game over us.

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Yeah.

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I'm being honest.

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I think there's only one team you hate worse than UCF, and that is the Seminoles.

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No, there's a few.

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There's a couple.

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Georgia hate them.

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Lsu hate them. The Gamecocks.

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Hate them.

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Love them. I hate them.

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You would hate them. It's trivia time NFL draft edition. In what year was the first NFL draft held?

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I don't even know.

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Okay, I got some answers for you. Multiple choice was it should have been 69.

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So basically 30s, 40s? Um, 50s or 60s.

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True.

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First NFL draft. I'm going to say 50s, whatever that was.

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1958.

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Sure.

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Wrong.

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Was it 40s.

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Yeah. But even, like, in the 60s and 70s, guys didn't even go to the draft or anything. Like, I remember Terry Bradshaw telling the story. He was out fishing. He was, like the number one pick. He was out fishing and didn't even know until the next day.

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That's funny. Yeah, that's really funny.

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Yeah. None of them cared. They didn't go.

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He wasn't a bust.

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Yeah.

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No, he was not a bust. He was a good quarterback. He was just on really, like, extraordinarily bad teams. Jamarcus Russell was a bust. He never even played.

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So according to the site that I cited, this crap, they basically said that David Carr was a big bust and he never got renewed from wherever he stopped playing?

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Um, no, but he played for several years.

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That doesn't mean he was good.

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I didn't say he was good. Jamarcus Russell never even played.

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Yeah, he did.

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No.

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What do you mean he never played?

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They drafted him. I don't think he ever even played a game.

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Yeah, he played and he wasn't good.

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David Carr played for a lot longer.

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Semantics. Who would you rather have? Oh, I got a better one. Jamarcus Russell or Trevor Lawrence?

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Trevor Lawrence.

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He's a bus.

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Derek Russell was terrible. So the one thing I remember about him is his big claim to Fame was in, like, his pro day or whatever. He went down on one knee, and he, like, threw the ball, like, 70, um, yards or something like that from his knee, you know, like how you can kneel. He was showing his arm strength.

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He's a one trick pony.

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He was like a phenomenal. He was a specimen.

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So you wouldn't call him an athlete.

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He was just not a good quarterback. I didn't think he was a very good quarterback in College.

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Did he run or anything?

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Yeah, he can run. And he could throw in College somewhat. But it was LSU, and they were just so much better than most of the teams they played that. It's like it's hard in College when you're on a team that's so much better than other teams, like Johnny Menzele. He was terrible in NFL. The stuff that he did in College does not translate to NFL.

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Okay? Because I know you will not say that Trevor Lawrence is a bus. I think he's a bus.

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Not as of yet.

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Tim Tebow.

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Tim Tebow went to the playoffs.

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Oh, my God. Okay, who is the other bus then who's another bus that you could put Jamarcus Russell in the same category.

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Ryan leaf from the same Chargers. He was terrible. He was gone after a year and they had drafted. They had drew breeze. They traded drew breeze, I think. And kept him.

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Okay, so you have those two sure. And you're going to drop them so you don't know how they're going to be.

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Yeah. Who would you pick Ryan Lee. Even though he was bad he would have mental issues, too, I think.

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So. You wouldn't go for the man on his one knee?

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No, I didn't like him in College.

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60, 70 yards.

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He had a weight problem, too. I think he ate his way out of the League. I'm not kidding. He got fat.

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Way to body shamed.

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It. Well, from your quarterback you can't be chubby to be a quarterback.

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He's big boned. Okay. There's a difference.

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Yeah, whatever.

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And he's hungry. He's probably like burning so many cows.

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That's the reason he couldn't even stand up to throw. Took too much energy.

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Oh, me.

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Whatever.

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I'm sorry. Extremely sorry.

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