12 October 2013

Watch SportsZone - Episode 2 (October 7)

I know that you are always looking for some more B-Flo 360 action and fortunately for you, I host the greatest show in the history of television, SportsZone on ATV. This week, we discuss Matt Schaub falling apart, the excellent Broncos-Cowboys shootout, the nontroversy surrounding Condoleezza Rice likely being on the College Football Playoff committee and much more. Let's go to the videotape.

11 October 2013

2013 MLB Postseason: ALCS & NLCS Predictions

And then there were four. Four clubs are left in the MLB Postseason and there is a 50% chance that a team that did not get to the playoffs a year ago will be in the 2013 World Series. Who will represent the Senior Circuit, the Los Angeles Dodgers or the St. Louis Cardinals? Who will represent the Junior Circuit, the Detroit Tigers or the Boston Red Sox? Here are my picks for both the ALCS and the NLCS.

10 October 2013

2013 MLB Postseason: ALCS & NLCS TV Schedule & Announcers

The 2013 MLB Postseason is rolling on as after Thursday night's Game 7 in Oakland, we have two clubs left in both leagues battling to get to the Fall Classic. Here is the television schedule as well as announcers for the NLCS, which kicks off on Friday night, and the ALCS, which kicks off on Saturday night.

09 October 2013

After League of Denial, what is next for the NFL?

After watching League of Denial tonight on Frontline, the case that the NFL knew about the growing concussion problem in the league and the severe effects that concussions can have on one's brain (just look at the story of the late Pittsburgh center Mike Webster) and proceeded to do nothing about it and instead deny that there was a problem is very strong. Plenty of evidence is provided in how the NFL, whether it be through the utilization of medical frauds without any expertise in neurology, former commissioner Paul Tagliabue referring to the situation as a "pack journalism issue," the continuous attempts to shoot the messenger by attempting to destroy the credibility of the growing number of doctors raising awareness of the concussion effects on the brain (I counted at least four attempts to destroy Dr. Bennet Amalu, who fortunately knew nothing about football and the NFL or else he would not have pursued this case), as well as commissioner Roger Goodell continually denying any sort of connection between football and CTE even when the league had all but admitted before that there was a connection. That is not even counting the pretty blatant pressure put on ESPN to pull out of the project by the league.

And now with perhaps the largest perception crisis the league, normally accustomed to putting out fires no matter the size with ease, has had to face ever, and with more questions surrounding the safety of football, how the league responds will be extremely crucial.

08 October 2013

If Jadeveon Clowney is able to play, he should be playing

There has been a whole lot of talk surrounding star South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney after it came out that it was he that told Steve Spurrier and the Gamecock coaches that he was unable to play in Saturday's game against Kentucky, as opposed to the usual trainer or doctor. He told the coaches after they had arrived at Williams-Brice Stadium and after the game, Spurrier was not pleased, although he did backtrack a little today.

The Clowney news has led to plenty of speculation that he decided not to play because he was not willing to risk getting a more serious injury, one that could affect his draft status as despite his disappointing 2013, he is thought to be the consensus top player. And you know what, that's fine but if he is more focused on the next level than where he is now, he should quit the team.

2013 NFL Predictions: Week 6

It's the game America has been waiting for. Jacksonville. Denver. Blaine Gabbert. Peyton Manning. 0-5. 5-0. I'm excited and I am sure you are. In the truest of David vs. Goliath matchups, it's going to take a little more than a slingshot but can the Jags stun the world and make something happen? Here are my picks for week six.

06 October 2013

2013 NFL on CBS Announcers & Distribution: Week 6

The NFL on CBS, likely due to a mediocre slate of games yet again, is mixing it up a little with their broadcast crews as three of the analysts (although that is a stretch when it comes to Shannon Sharpe) will join broadcast crews featuring former clubs. Replacing them in the studio will be former Ravens and Jets linebacker Bart Scott from That Other Pregame Show on CBS Sports Network. Continue reading for announcing assignments and distribution splits.

2013 NFL on Fox Announcers & Distribution: Week 6

Fox Sports has itself a full doubleheader slate this Sunday. And due to Fox having seven games this week and with Joe Buck doing the MLB Postseason, there was an open slot left due to Thom Brennaman filling in for Buck and Sam Rosen filling in for Brennaman. Said opening will be filled by Tom McCarthy (pictured above), who you may know from being the play-by-play voice of the Philadelphia Phillies, as well as from some spare MLB on Fox games. He will work alongside Heath Evans in Cleveland. Continue reading for more announcing assignments as well as distribution splits.

2013 College Football Predictions: Week 7

The showdown between Boise State and Utah State in Ogden was all set to be a great game with plenty on the line in the Mountain division of the Mountain West, but then star Aggies QB Chuckie Keeton tore both his ACL and MCL in his left knee and is unfortunately lost for the year. Without their great quarterback, can the Aggies keep on moving forward towards a possible berth in the Mountain West title game, or will Boise have their way with them? Here are my picks for week seven.