615- LeBron James is missing an INCREDIBLE chance to endear himself to the masses — including ticket-buying suburbanites — by taking a stand against his name on $290 LeBron shoes. This is a dangerous, dangerous precedent. Kids will die because of this? Recruiting violations will occur? Budgets will be busted and family stress levels rise? It’s not a stretch to see LeBron’s shoes could be at the center of all those things.
630- TOP 3 Ridiculous prices in sports. And we will replay the Warren Sapp audio here, since it got picked up on ProFootballTalk last night http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/08/21/warren-sapps-book-tour-isnt-going-well/ and my guess is most of the people who listen at 630 don’t hear what we do in the 8 and 9am hours…
645- Jags going to London… http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/football/nfl/08/21/jaguars-london.ap/index.html?sct=hp_t2_a12&eref=sihp … And this is absurd. But, if the NFL is insistent on playing games overseas, I have the BEST way to do it…
700- HOLD UP! Lopez might be right?!? Rocket REALLY does want to pitch in the Majors…. And the Astros might let him?!?!??! THEN WHY CANT A FAN MANAGE THE GAME? http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/baseball/mlb/08/21/clemens-astros.ap/index.html? sct=hp_t2_a6&eref=sihp
715-Joe Posnanski on TODAY Show to discuss release of Joe Paterno book. [includes audio].JONESY- NEED POSNANSKI AUDIO… Plus, two more years of Uncle Brent Musburger…
730- JOHN MCCLAIN- Where is Trindon’s roster spot coming from? And how buried is Devier Posey? And should we be surprised by Rick Sith’s approach in the ’12 draft?
745- HORNSOLUTIONS.NET NO HUDDLE
800- JOHN MCCLAIN- Do we really have a kicking competition… Latest at QB battle…
815- What are the divisional matchups this year… First we need to rank the divisions… 8- AFC South, 7-NFC West, 6- AFC West, 5- AFC East, 4- NFC South, 3- NFC North, 2-AFC North, 1-NFC East
AFC SOUTH- AFC EAST & NFC NORTH—4
AFC WEST- AFC NORTH & NFC SOUTH—3
AFC NORTH- AFC WEST & NFC EAST—3.5
AFC EAST- AFC SOUTH & NFC WEST—7.5
NFC NORTH- NFC WEST & AFC SOUTH—7.5
NFC WEST- NFC NORTH & AFC EAST—4
NFC SOUTH- NFC EAST & AFC WEST—3.5
NFC EAST- NFC SOUTH & AFC NORTH—3
What did we learn? Well, that the AFC East and NFC North are WAY more likely than the other divisions to produce multiple playoff teams.
830- JOHN MCCLAIN… I liked going around the NFL with John last week, so this week let’s go through WRs and RBs, the ones that are in the news or noteworthy, and give our 2 cents on all of them… Calvin Johnson—How good can he be?… Mike Wallace—Is he the number one on Pittsburgh anymore?… Duane Bowe—Will missing camp hurt him?… Hakeem Nicks—… Kenny Britt… Larry Fitzgerald…
845- MJD—Will he show? When?… Chris Johnson What does he have left?… Adrian Peterson—How dumb are the Vikings?… Jamaal Charles… Felix Jones…
915- STRAW POLL
930- Honestly, name me something that would be more embarrassing in sports history for a franchise than Roger Clemens getting an inning for the ‘Stros this year? I truly cannot believe that this is becoming a real discussion, with neither the Astros or Roger saying, “No way that’s happening.”