No sport encourages overreaction more than football. After just one week, one game, fans and media are ready to declare a team a success or failure. And in some cases, that quick verdict is probably justified.
On WISE Sports Radio’s NFL segment, Pat Ryan, Mike Gore, and I discussed the chances of New York Jets coach Adam Gase keeping his job for long, the supposed tension between Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians and quarterback Tom Brady, and the Buffalo Bills’ season-opening win.
The NFL season is here! Unlike with baseball, there never seemed to be a question of whether or not there would be pro football this year. But COVID-19 has a way of putting everything in doubt.
Our weekly WISE Sports Radio football segment comes in just before the 2020 NFL campaign kicks off Thursday with the Houston Texans at the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. We look at the storylines to follow in Week 1, pick our favorite match-up, and predict which teams will be in the Super Bowl:
We’re one week away from the 2020 NFL season beginning and Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers just added a big piece to their offense.
Talking football on WISE Sports Radio, we also discuss Josh Gordon re-signing with the Seattle Seahawks, the L.A. Chargers and Washington Football Team naming their starting quarterbacks, and the New England Patriots saying “See ya!” to receiver Mohamed Sanu.
August 26, 2020 was an important day in sports and culture. We don’t even need the perspective of years passing to see that professional athletes protesting racial injustice (particularly the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin) by walking out of their games was a resonant development.
Our football segment on WISE Sports Radio began with discussion of NBA players protesting playoff games and the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts deciding not to play and his teammates supporting him by also walking out. But we also tried to have some fun with Buffalo Bills fan Mike Gore!
Baseball is making news, which overtook our usual NFL segment on WISE Sports Radio. Mookie Betts signed a gargantuan 12-year, $365 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. And baseball players are kneeling during the National Anthem.
The conversation did turn to football, however, with Antonio Brown asking the NFL to complete its investigation into sexual assault allegations and a battery charge. And if Dan Snyder’s Washington Football Team doesn’t have enough to deal with, the Fritz Pollard Alliance is taking issue with the organization’s hiring practices.