@TJCarpenterWHB – email@example.com – Tyrann Mathieu at LSU, Chad Johnson in the NFL and countless other athletes believe they can get away with disregarding rules and laws because of a culture created to idolize them. Teams and businesses build them up because fans are drawn to them and are therefore easy cash cows. The business of sports is almost always the status quo, even though most feign moral obligation as their primary focus. And even when teams like Arkansas take a moral stand and fire coaches, the media criticizes that stance as “bad business”. In the world of sports, business and morality seldom mix. And the punishments doled out to schools and teams are never harsh enough to deter future disregard, just as USC. In their first year back in bowl eligibility, they are favorites to win the National Title.
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@TJCarpenterWHB – firstname.lastname@example.org – The Chiefs offense is going to be potent this coming season with everyone healthy, a personnel upgrade, and a new head coach. Despite the fact they DON’T have Charlie Weis calling the plays their numbers should rival or surpass those in 2010. The defensive line on the other hand may not be where most fans would like it to be, and Dontari Poe isn’t the answer people were looking for in the middle. You can hope, but you shouldn’t expect Poe to be the can’t miss player the Chiefs treated him like during the draft.
@TJCarpenterWHB – email@example.com – The NFL’s average passer rating has increased from 75 to 84 gradually since 1987. What does that mean? If you aren’t a great passing team, you probably aren’t winning games. What does that mean for Matt Cassel and the Chiefs this coming season? Great things… very great things.
Today on the show we ask the question, why doesn’t Texas A&M want to play Arkansas in Dallas anymore? Could it be because of recruiting or just because they don’t like getting beaten? What can Arkansas learn from the death of the shortly lived Southwest Classic? Your Top 10 NFL Stories of 2011. Tim Tebow can finish when it matters most right? The NBA isn’t ready for the Heat… not if they play like this. And a Pa. Coach is suspended for an insane email to the student body. John Engleman and Jim Harris talk Hogs. Jerry Hinnen of CBS Sports talks College Football.
Arkansas has had a tumultuous past few days as Offensive Coordinator Garrick McGee took the head coaching job at UAB, John L Smith took the head coaching position at Weber State, and today defensive coordinator Willy Robinson resigned. McGee has been replaced by former Arkansas offensive coordinator Paul Petrino, but the other two positions remain unfilled. With any successful program there is turnover. Everyone wants a piece of what makes YOU great as a program. But the monster must be fed. Fans expect wins. Today I ask the question, what’s next Bobby? We also talk about the insanity of trading a first ballot hall of fame quarterback for an unproven draft pick… I’m looking at you Indianapolis. Also, will a new Big 3 be formed in LA as Dwight Howard and Chris Paul mull over their options in trades and free agency. Hey, I’d want to play with Kobe. Robbie Neiswanger of the Arkansas news Bureau breaks down Paul Petrino’s impact on the Razorbacks. John Pennington of MrSEC.com gives you his Heisman ballot. John Engleman of KFSM Channel 5 breaks the news of Willy Robinson’s departure. Kurt Helin of NBC Sports talks about LeBron’s pursuit of a title and the subtleties of the Lakers ploy for a remade dynasty.
PODCAST: Arkansas Basketball is going to take some time to rebuild, Elway knows Tebow is here to stay
The Razorback Basketball program needs some help. Attendance is down, fans are concerned and the after all the program has been through there has been little good news yet when it comes to what the team is and is not capable of this season without their best player and little veteran leadership from Marshawn Powell. John Elway (pictured here when he played a double in Back to the Future II) knows Tim Tebow is a long term solution because of what he does for Denver’s relevancy in the NFL nation-wide, even if he won’t admit it. We break down the NBA before Free Agency starts and the NFL playoff picture. The Texans may have been super bowl contenders without all the injuries, but the just had to sign Jake Delhomme. I can’t take any team who signs Jake Delhomme seriously. As MJD of Yahoo Sports Shutdown Corner put it, “Jake Delhomme isn’t a quarterback, he’s a cry for help.” We talk with John Engleman of KFSM Channel 5 and Tom Fornelli of CBS Sports about the bowl picture and what Hogs are and aren’t going pro.
Arkansas plays Auburn this Saturday. It’s a game the Hogs should win easily. How do you feel about players making big proclamations? Could we see an ALabama-LSU rematch in the BCS national Title? Chris Bahn of arkansassports360.com talks hogs, as does Robbie Neiswanger of the Arkansas News Bureau. Kurt Helin gives us the down low on what’s happening in the NBA labor talks. Also, get your “Free Harvey Updyke” T-shirts at one of the many upcoming Hog Sports Radio Network remotes.
On today’s show we talk about how overrated Auburn is and why. What Arkansas will gain from beating them, and how Arkansas’ offensive balance will reach its next stage of development this week. Major League Baseball needs the Yankees to win tonight, but AJ Burnett is starting for them. The NFL’s recent trend proves having an elite quarterback is a must if you want to win a Super Bowl. Tommy Hicks of the press register joins the show to talk about the SEC’s dominance and Arkansas-Auburn.
Today we talk about Arkansas in the AP top 25. Felix Jones is set for a breakout year in the NFL. What is the ugliest trophy in college sports? Does great recruiting equate to on the field success? John Pennington of Mr. SEC, Robbie Neiswanger of the Arkansas News Bureau and Travis Haney of the Oklahoman all on the podcast today.
On the show today we talk about why the Texans should be considered contenders this year in the NFL, what are your bold predictions for the NFL? Is Ndomukong Suh a dirty player? Some think so. Mitch Smothers is the latest newcomer to be making waves in the preseason practices for Arkansas. Jim Thome is only the 8th player in MLB history to hit 600 home runs. Does that make him a Hall of Famer? Arkansas offensive Coordinator Garrick McGee talks about Arkansas progress in preseason camp. Kurt Helin of Probasketballtalk.com talks about what it’s going to take to get something done in the NBA lockout, and why he may have to resort to posting videos of kittens doing adorable things on NBC Sports if the lockout doesn’t end soon. Jimmy Carter of CBS Sports discusses Arkansas practice and the lack of depth in the secondary.