Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson stepped into it this week when he posted some anti-Semitic quotes on social media. He says he didn’t realize how those were interpreted and vowed to take steps to educate himself and work with the Jewish community in Philadelphia.
For WISE Sports Radio‘s NFL segment, Pat Ryan and I discussed whether the Eagles should release Jackson or if he should be taken at his word. We also talked about the massive contract Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes signed and continuing efforts to get the Washington Redskins to change their team name.
Super Bowl time! Naturally, Thursday’s WISE Sports Radio NFL segment focused on the Super Bowl LIV match-up between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs.
But Pat Ryan, Mike Gore, and I also discussed NFL commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledging that the league’s “Rooney Rule,” mandating that teams interview minority candidates for head-coaching positions, hasn’t worked as hoped. Oh, and favorite Super Bowl party dish!
On Tuesday’s WISE Sports Radio segment, news of the Carolina Panthers firing head coach Ron Rivera was raw and fresh so we got to that right away. Two days later, we’re on to the aftermath. What kind of coach will Panthers owner David Tepper seek as a replacement?
We also discuss Terrelle Pryor being arraigned in light of his stabbing, some Week 14 storylines to watch, and Thursday Night Football‘s match-up between the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears.
Always plenty to talk about with the NFL, and football essentially gets the sports spotlight to itself now that the World Series is over. (Although, the NFL really doesn’t surrender any spotlight to baseball these days.)
On Thursday’s WISE Sports Radio segment (with host Pat Ryan and guest co-host Mike Gore), we covered the increasing tension surrounding Baker Mayfield and the disappointing Cleveland Browns. We also discussed the future of the Cincinnati Bengals after benching quarterback Andy Dalton. Thursday Night Football‘s matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals was also on our list, in addition to some other Week 9 storylines to follow.
With Asheville’s WISE Sports Radio now streaming its programming online, people can now hear my weekly segments on The WISE Guys show. I appear three times per week with Pat Ryan on the air, twice for Major League Baseball news, and now once on NFL news and storylines.
The stream also gives me an opportunity to record the audio from those spots and post them online. I’ve gotten the green light from the station to share those segments with my friends, followers, and readers, which I’m really excited about.
Here is Thursday’s segment, in which we covered both baseball and football because of the two decisive National League Divisional Series Game 5s and the news of the Philadelphia Phillies firing manager Gabe Kapler. On the football side, Pat and I discussed the Washington Redskins firing head coach Jay Gruden, other NFL coaches whose jobs are in danger, and storylines to watch in Week 6.