Tuesday, 13 January 2015 21:58

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Tuesday, 13 January 2015 21:50

Tonight it's NFL football and John Fox being fired by the Denver Broncos after a 12 win season.  When is it ok to fire a coach?  Does each team have different expectations for the season?

Thanks as always to The Hornet at 1st and Broadway for hosting us.  We love hearing from you so send us a tweet and give us a follow @DrTravisHeath @MaseDenver @RenKnowItAll

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Wednesday, 10 December 2014 00:11

We jump right into "I Can't Breathe" and the NBA players wearing the t-shirt.  Commissioner Silver is allowing the players to wear it, but what will happen if a white player wears a t-shirt with a conservative slogan?  Will this be permitted?  We have to again thank The Hornet (www.HornetRestaurant.com) at 1st and Broadway for hosting The Sports Think Tank.  

The Royal Family is next on the agenda.  Was Lebron James out of line touching the princess?  Our Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) is an Anglo.  His Mom is right off the boat.  I thought we built a wall for that?  Mason talks about the do's and dont's of the Royal Crown.  Frankly, I'd much prefer a 1.75 of Crown Royal.

Can a high school head coach who has had great success, transfer that success to D-I?  Jerry Faust failed at Notre Dame.  Can UNLV make it work?

Finally, well...just listen to the final segment.  We don't disappoint.  

Thanks for listening and please tell a friend.  Follow us on twitter too @RenKnowItAll @DrTravisHeath @MaseDenver 

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Tuesday, 02 December 2014 21:32

Big thanks to our host, The Hornet (www.HornetRestaurant.com), at 1st and S. Broadway in Denver.  We get into Ferguson, Missouri with a unique perspective.  Was it OK what the St. Louis Rams players did?  Do you support what they did?  Were you offended at what they did?

We also discuss UAB dropping football becoming the first D-I school to do so in 19 years.  Is this isolated or is this the beginning of the "have-nots" dropping football.  Great discussion.  

Please follow us on twitter @MaseDenver @DrTravisHeath @RenKnowItAll

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Wednesday, 12 November 2014 10:59

Thanks to our host, The Hornet at 1st and S. Broadway in Denver.  North Carolina has institutional corruption in their academic and athletic department.  We discuss North Carolina getting the "Death Penalty."  And in all honesty, can North Carolina be the only school with these issues?  Probably not.  We get into corruption in the NCAA and we debate whether payers will get paid and if the NCAA will eventually be the minor leagues.

A recent trend in the NBA and even MLB is players becoming head coaches without any experience coaching.  Why is this happening?  Very interesting discussinon.  Entitlement is everywhere.  Is it in coaching too?

Please follow us on twitter: @DrTravisHeath @MaseDenver @RenKnowItAll

We appreciate your feedback.  Keep the questions and comments coming.  We really enjoy hearing from you.  Thanks for listening

 

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Wednesday, 12 November 2014 10:36

We are on itunes.  Find us and tell a friend.  Please follow us on twitter too.  @DrTravisHeath @MaseDenver @RenKnowItAll @ThinkTankSport.  Tonight and every tuesday, we are broadcasting from The Hornet Restaurant at 1st and Broadway in Denver.  It's truely an institution.  Adrian Peterson is the topic and as usual, we get into the nuts and bolts of child discipline.  To hit or not to hit...to spank or not to spank.  

Let us know what you think.

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Tuesday, 13 May 2014 23:06

Our best podcast yet.  This was very passionate, informative, and a hell of a lot of fun.

Dr. Heath (@DrTravisHeath) begins with a bit of a rant regarding his Metro St. students.  He gets into entitlement.  

We finally get into some sports after Dr. Heath unburdens himself.  No Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) tonight as he was doing his duty as Dad and caring for his daughter Charlotte.  She's 22 months and as adorable as they come.  

Michael Sam and his now famous kiss witt his boyfriend on TV is our leadoff topic.  We you offended by Sam and his boyfriend celebrating with a kiss?  Do you have a problem with homosexuality?  We discuss homosexuality and homophobia in the United States.  Is a persons sexualiy really any of your business?  What someone does in the privacy of their home is their business and not yours.  

In addition to Michael Sam, we discuss the numerous negative tweets regarding Sam including Ole Miss student and former Rebel hoops star, Marshall Henderson.  You'll just have to listen.

Finally, Donald Sterling and his interview with Anderson Cooper.  Again, just listen.  

Thanks for listening and thanks for helping spread the word.  Keep telling your friends, family, and co-workers.  Please follow The Sports Think Tank on twitter @ThinkTankSport.  You can also follow each of us on twitter @RenKnowItAll @DrTravisHeath @MaseDenver

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Wednesday, 07 May 2014 11:49

As I mentioned in the first part of the article, one of my frustrations w/draft grades is that the grades have no basis on actual performance. Now that I have revisited the teams and given them performance based grades, let’s see how the experts did w/out the benefit of hindsight...

Tuesday, 06 May 2014 22:34

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Sunday, 04 May 2014 21:50

In Part One of my article, I explained my reasoning for looking back upon the 2011 draft and gave grades to the NFC. Hopefully, you’ve read it (if not, you can read it here) and are now looking forward to seeing the AFC grades. Without further ado, the grades:

Team

Division

Grade

Buffalo Bills

East

C

Miami Dolphins

East

B+

New England Patriots

East

D+

New York Jets

East

A-

Baltimore Ravens

North

C

Cincinnati Bengals

North

B+

Cleveland Browns

North

A+

Pittsburgh Steelers

North

C+

Houston Texans

South

A

Indianapolis Colts

South

F

Jacksonville Jaguars

South

B-

Tennessee Titans

South

C+

Denver Broncos

West

A+

Kansas City Chiefs

West

C-

Oakland Raiders

West

C-

San Diego Chargers

West

A

Overall the AFC had twice as many A’s at the NFC, but the AFC also had the only F and have lost four of the last five Super Bowls. Don’t get hung up on trying to make any correlations on the information above or you’ll end up like Russell Crowe in A Beautiful Mind. If you’d like to know more details about how the grades were determined, my grading criterion was outlined in my first article (e.g. please read the first article if you haven’t yet). Details on the players selected by each team are available below. All of the teams are broken out by their Division and preceded by a chart that illustrates the following:

  • How many picks the team had in the 2011 draft
  • How many of the draft picks were 6th or 7th round draft picks
  • How many of the players from the draft are currently on that team
  • How many of the players from the draft are currently starters on that team