Sportsbash Wednesday: Starting an Eagles/Giants Preview and Andrew Brandt Says
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Here is today’s show: Wednesday September 26th, 2012
Replacement Referees No More?
Mike and Todd open up today's show talking about the report from Chris Mortensen on "an agreement in principle" between the NFL and NFLRA. Mike and Todd discuss what that could mean for this week's games including a game taking place tomorrow night. Also, discussed is what has been discovered about an official who refereed Sunday's Eagles/Cardinals game:
Ugly & Fine 5
Wednesday's at 2:45 Mike and Todd give you their Top-5 and Worst-5 teams in the NFL:
Wednesday's at 3:05 we talk with Sheil Kapadia, Birds 24/7, for a mid-week report card on the Eagles. Kapadia didn't see much from Mike Vick, he made terrible reads in addition to his terrible throws. He hopes that the Eagles have a different game-plan going in against the Giants, particularly against their pass-rush.
Mike and Todd talked about the words Andy Reid had to say on Monday about Mike Vick being his QB "for right now." Reid later clarified his comments on a radio show saying that Vick is his QB. Period." Reid was asked again by the media today to clarify his comments, as was Vick who was asked about them, Reid said it was just an issue of "semantics." Mike Gill and Todd Ranck discuss below:
Sportsbash Stock Exchange
1. BUY or SELL chances of winning tonight's Powerball better than Phillies chances of making playoffs?
2. BUY or SELL silent treatment of Darin Ruf?
3. BUY or SELL 49ers philosophy of staying in Eastern Time Zone between games?
4. BUY the more offensive act: Bill Belichek/Kyle Shanahan?
5. BUY or SELL Mike Vick's last chance?
Started our Eagles/Giants preview a few days early with former Giant and Super Bowl champion Howard Cross. Mike Gill asked Cross about the replacement referee situation and Cross agrees with Gill in saying that whatever kind of official is back there, they'll still get criticized. As far as Eagles/Giants: Cross didn't overreact to a huge win over the Panthers last Thursday. Howard Cross is a former TE for the New York Giants, winning a Super Bowl in 1990-1991.
It's a Wednesday edition of Top Tweets!
Andrew Brandt, ESPN Business Analyst, called in at 5:30 to talk about the lockout ending between the NFL and NFLRA. Brandt said that up until Monday night, the job the replacement referees have been doing was not bad enough for the NFL and it's owners to settle. He does believe that things will be settled and also believes that the deal in place will be much similar to the deal talked about over the summer. Follow Andrew Brandt on
1. On the Reggie Bush and Rex Ryan comments back and forth?
2. Is the second Wild-Card a success so far?
3. How big of a difference will Jeremy Maclin make?
4. Have you ever been to Sea World?
5. 50/50 question?
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