Hello friends. I wonder if a blog is better with a greeting? Anyways, FSU baseball is in Winston Salem tonight to play Wake Forest in what is the first of a three game series. The Demon Deacons are playing good baseball right now, while the Seminoles have been in somewhat of a funk. A series victory this weekend for FSU could really get things moving in the right direction as the post season draws near.
As the NFL draft draws nearer, we talk some football on the program. Jeff proclaims that Johnny Manziel will never be good in the NFL. Make sure you save that sound and remember this moment for when Manziel is the best quarterback in the league. Remember Aaron Donald? You know, the guy the broadcast team kept highlighting when FSU played Wake Forest? Yeah, apparently he's going in the first round.
After doing some draft talk, we take a look at an article from TheBigLead.com. With all the talk about drafting a quarterback in the first round, it does not bode well for a general managers career. Of the past 14 teams to draft a quarterback in the first round, only three still have the same general manager. So as Walter White says, if you want a quarterback in the first round, make sure you "tread lightly" or else you probably will get fired. It was not secret that Brandon Weeden wasn't going to work out in Cleveland.
We survived the first hour of the show despite being a studio of sick people. The NBA's new commish Adam Silver is meeting with NCAA clown Mark Emmert to discuss raising the elgible NBA draft age to 20. Other topics on the table include increasing the pace of games and changing the way the NBA draft lottery works. I guess player compensation will just have to wait.
Pace of play in baseball has caused some controversy in Major League Baseball. The slowest team in baseball is the Boston Red Sox, the average game took 3 hours and 15 minutes. Teams are attemting to speed up the pace of games, but ultimately, there is not much that can be done about it. Especially when instant replay has been introduced.
When is the last time you have taken a bath? No, not a bad gambling loss, we're talking about an actual bath. Back to sports, and more draft talk. What were some of your worst predictions from the NFL draft? Jeff thought Matt Elam was going to be incredible, while Tom was very high on Taylor Mays. Perhaps we should never trust these guys judgements when it comes to safties.
Playoff hockey is on the docket tonight. The Tampa Bay Lightning will try to even up the series against the Montreal Canadiens. On a side note, I'm still confused as to why people call the Canadiens the "Habs" even though I've had it explained to me multiple times. FSU plays Wake Forest tonight in baseball, and it will not be easy for the Noles, as Wake has been much better than the experts thought.
Jimbo Fisher is making his rounds about the state shaking hands and kissing babies. He delivered some bad news yesterday regarding Markuss Eligwe sustained a Lisfranc injury. That is a foot injury just in case you're unfamiliar. Jeff and Tom also get into some draft talk, and focus on where some of the Noles will get drafted.
We made it to the end of the show only to talk more about the new FSU logo! The JCS loves the new logo and would like to thank the folks at Nike for paying us to do so. Opinions are never original here, always purchased by the almighty dollar. When you think Jeff Cameron Show, we want you to think, "now there's a show without morals with voices that can be bough." Can't wait for all the new swag to arrive! If you believed this segment and got angry, consider yourself trolled.
Welcome back to another edition of the JCS blog. Today we hope to not talk nearly as much about the depressing New York Times article. The NBA regular season is over so get ready for some hoops talk later in the program. Also, the Tampa Bay Lightening lost their first post season game last night to Montreal. I guess we do need to talk about the NYT article too. Dammit.
Jimbo Fisher is going to be on the NFL network to cover the NFL draft. This is yet another example of what being nationally relevant can do for your exposure. This is a good thing for FSU and for Fisher. It will be fun to see how Fisher handles himself on television. He loves talking "ball" so this would appear to be right up his alley. Wonder how he will get along with Mike Mayock?
We love baseball on this show, but we wonder what people think about the Marlins' ridiculous home run sculpture. That monstrosity in center field of Marlins Park has been an eyesore ever since the park opened. But personally, as a Marlins fan, I must admit that I love it. Unfortunately the same cannot be said about the other guys I'm in this studio with. Oh and in case you didn't already know, Jeffrey Loria is a douche.
More discussion about the New York Times article released yesterday. While it was very well written, there was not anything new in the article. Furthermore the article was heavily biased toward the accuser. Understandable considering the crime being alleged, the only problem is that it conveniently leaves out facts in order to construct its story. Nobody knows what happened on that night, but keep in mind it's just as irresponsible to vehemently refute this article and attack the accuser's claims.
Piggybacking off of the New York Times article, Deadspin posted an article rehashing a horrific event that happened back in 1991. Ashley Witherspoon was a victim of rape and a gunshot wound from then FSU running back Michael Gibson. Truly a horrific tragedy, but still having trouble seeing why it has any relevance to the Jameis Winston story.
Time for all of you to tune out because Jeff and I preview the NBA playoffs. Well, we really only focus on the Western Conference because there is not much intigue in the east. The best first round matchup is the Clippers against the Warriors. It will be lots of fun to watch Steph Curry and Chris Paul go at it. Also, don't be shocked if the Indiana Pacers don't reach the Eastern Conference Finals.
Good news for Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher as he will serve as an analyst for the NFL network during the NFL draft. Can you think of a better thing for Fisher to do? He absolutely loves talking about prospects. It's also great exposure for the university and the Florida State brand. There is certainly no shortage of Seminoles football on the national stage.
Time for what will most likely be the first of a few W's and L's segment regarding the Florida State Seminoles football schedule. How many losses do you see for the Seminoles as we sit in April? An improvised football segment to make up for the fact that we spent an entire segment discussing NBA basketball. We do throw our listeners a bone every once and a while here on the JCS.
Jabari Parker officially announced his departure for the NBA, a decision that is about as surprising as a Kardashian divorce. For those who would have liked to see Parker stay in school, why don't you first put yourself in Parker's position. Would you turn down guaranteed millions to stay in school for another year? It does not make a whole lot of sense. We look forward to seeing Parker play at the next level.
The New York Times article is going to consume most of the discussion this afternoon and obviously is the topic we lead the show with. There is nothing new in this article, but it does focus on the Tallahassee Police Department's investigation, or lackthereof according to this article. It also does not paint the citizens of Tallahassee in a very positive light. Nothing like a rehashing of a story that is nearly impossible to navigate on a show that would much rather focus on something fun. Sigh.
Florida State baseball got the victory last night against Jacksonville, thanks in part to Billy Strode who pitched a solid game. Thanks to Noles247 for the picture. Florida State football's season opener is slated for 8:00 PM on ABC. Seems fitting that the defending national champs will debut the season in Dallas as the marquee game of the weekend. Unfortunately that weekend is a long ways away.
Florida State University responded to the New York Time's article that was rather critical of how they handled the sexual assault investigation last year. I case you have not seen the response, click this link here. Usually, when a University releases a statement, its not this lengthy and does not refute almost every point the article written by the NYT was trying to make.
The second hour opens with some Johnny Manziel bashing. We also continue to discuss the New York Time's article concerning the sexual assault investigation involving Jameis Winston. It is very critical of the Tallahassee Police Department and Florida State University as well. While the article is very well written, it is not without bias and has some convenient omissions of facts.
We take a break from talking about the NYT article to talk about Blake Griffin. That's right! Why does Griffin get picked on more than any other legitimate athlete in the association? It's probably because he straight up embarasses fools when they try to block his dunk attempts. In case you are unfamiliar, check out this montage of his posterizations.
While we continue to talk about the NYT article, its certainly nice to have the distraction of actual Florida State football news! Ok, the news that the game against Oklahoma State will start at 8 PM is not quite feeding your football hunger, but at least it's something. It will be nice to start the season with a big game in front of all the ESPN pundits, and don't forget the game is at Jerry's World. Bring the kids!
The show is back on the air after being off yesterday. Time to recap what happened since we last spoke with you. Florida State officially released the new logo along with new uniforms. But it was the old helmets that were on display during the spring game. The 2013 National Champs returned to the field over the weekend along with Heisman winner Jameis Winston, who impressed the most?
It's time to check in with coach Jimbo Fisher and hear his comments from the spring game. How can you actually improve from last year's season in which you had a great defense, the best player in college football and a place kicker who only missed once? This is not a bad situation to be in at all, yet fans want to complain about a new logo. Go figure.
More uniform discussion. The Noles radically changed their football threads over the weekend. While they keep the traditional garnet tops and gold pants, there are plenty of other options available as well. Including a new alternate helmet that is half garnet and half black with a gold facemask. They look pretty freaking cool if you ask me.
We wrap up the first hour with some Master's talk. It was the lowest rated Master's in quite some time, might have something to do with the fact that both Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson did not participate. Bubba Watson won his second green jacket and once again let the tears flow. Who is the better sports crier between Knowshown Moreno or Bubba?
Ira Schoffel of the Tallahassee Democrat is back on the program in his usual spot on Tuesdays. There is plenty of Florida State content to be discussed as the logo and uniforms have changed, and so have the skill players around Jameis Winston. One thing is certain, the Seminoles will have one of the best secondaries in all of college football next year.
We play some sound of Jameis Winston from after the spring game. He is not exactly concerned about himself, but rather the rest of his teammates. Winston will be working with plenty of new talent this upcoming season. Isaiah Jones showed some signs of being the guy who could step in to replace Kelvin Benjamin, and we all know what Kermit Whitfield is capable of.
Jonas Blixt had a pretty good showing in Augusta. The former 'Nole finished tied for second behind Bubba Watson at the Master's and we would like to commend his efforts here on the JCS. Also Jonas, if you would like to donate any swag to the program for giving you a shout out, well that'd be pretty cool as well. We're not afraid to be shameless here.
FSU baseball has another game set for tonight, and they will send Billy Strode to the mound. More talk about football as well. Will Karlos Williams be the featured back in the offense? Or will the younger guys be too good to keep off the field? Unfortunately there is some bad PR on the way for Florida State via the New York Times. Be prepared for an article that is going to be very critical of the way everything was handled internally regarding the sexual assault investigation involving Winston.
This week's vision check includes a little bit of everything. A smorgasbord of sports news if you will. Florida State had a busy weekend that included new logos, uniforms, baseball games and a football spring game. This segment takes a closer look at all of them as only the "vision check" can. Please feel free to tweet us your opinions of the new uni's to @JCameronShow.
It's time to really take a look at each new uniform because these are the types of things we care about. Afterall, the uniforms are what truly matter in sports, not the actual on-field results. For all the traditionalists, these new threads may take some getting used to, but if you flat out do not like these uniforms then you simply have bad taste. Happy Tuesday folks!
People are on the verge of freaking out because Florida State is about to release their new football uniforms tomorrow. The leak of the new logo left most of the fanbase up in arms. but Jeff is hoping that the new uniforms will help change the perception. After some movie discussion, we get into some Masters' talk. The tradition unlike any other started today and a Nole is involved.
Time to throw the Braves fan a bone. Jeff talks about his love for Andrelton Simmons. Personally, as a Marlins fan, this makes me sick. I'm sure Tom, a Mets fan, is not fond of this discussion either. Oh well, enjoy the air time Bravos fans.
We tak a look at what the amateurs are doing in Augusta. What would you shoot if given the opportunity to play that course? Also, you know the garage door looking thing in Doak Campbell? Well it got a facelift with the new logo. I can already hear the peanut gallery.
Since Jeff is headed to Vegas tomorrow, we talk spring game in this segment. What are you looking forward most to seeing in the game tomorrow? Has Cameron soured on Sean Maguire? Get ready to see plenty of backups on Saturday, especially at the running back position.
If you're looking to get caught up with your FSU football fix, then this is the segment for you. Remember last year it was actually a "race" for the starting QB job between Clint Trickett, Jacob Coker and Jameis Winston? Wow Trickett feels like a really long time ago when FSU felt like they were little more than mediocre. Oh how quickly things can change.
We all celebrated the 40th anniversary of Henry Aaron's 715th home run. While the record books show Barry Bonds as baseball's home run king, Jeff will not give him that distinction. Hank Aaron is the real home run king because he never took any performance enhancing drugs. He also chastises all of you who use the "well Bonds never failed at test" argument.
We begin this segment by making fun of Justin Hamilton for injuring himself sliding into first base. How could you possibly still be sliding into first at the Major League level in a meaningless game? That's not what you do Justin, especially after you just signed a very lucrative contract and have done nothing but disappoint since.
Gene Williams of Warchant.com joins the program to kick off the final hour and just in time to talk about the spring game this weekend. Who is going to step up at wide receiver now that Kelvin Benjamin and Kenny Shaw are gone? The Seminoles are reloading for the upcoming season and have not been in this good of shape in a long time. Jeff and Gene also get into some recruiting talk and of course, "logo gate."
Florida State will officially release their new logo tomorrow along with new uniforms in every major sport. Having seen the new football uniforms, Jeff assures everyone that while they might not like the new logo, they just might be ok with it once they see the new threads. Some of the new styles include an alternate garnet helmet with a black spear....interesting.
Another Masters update for you to start and more uniform talk. It will be interesting to see how everyone is going to react tomorrow, especially since the leak of the new logo nearly broke FSU twitter. Thanks to the Corner Pocker for hosting us and to Gene Williams for joining the show. We are off tomorrow so enjoy your weekend and the spring game everybody!
The Florida State baseball team took a beatdown last night from the Florida Gators. The Noles have now officially been swept in the regular season by Florida and could not get any revenge stemming from the "brawl" in the previous matchup. For some reason Florida State cannot score any runs on Florida, but if the Noles are going to get another shot at the Gators it will not happen until the post season.
The JCS is all about the Muffet. Unfortunately the Muffet did not pull off the victory last night as Notre Dame lost to Uconn in the women's basketball national championship game. Ok, so we don't seriously talk about women's basketball on this program, but how can you not enjoy saying the name of Notre Dame's head coach over and over again.
We pay homage to the Ultimate Warrior who passed away today at the age of 54. James Brian Hellwig was just inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame last weekend during Wrestlemania XXX. This causes Jeff to reminisce about his youth, when he used to injure his brother wrestling and lie to his parents about it. All of Jeff's moves were inspired by the Ultimate Warrior.
More talk about FSU baseball. They failed to beat the University of Florida in the regular season this year and have particularly struggled on offense. What does this mean for Noles baseball moving forward? While losing to the Gators three times in a season sucks, it doesn't mean much for the big picture which is obviously taking care of business in Omaha.
What is wrong with the Indiana Pacers? They began the season running through the association and puffing out there chest but recently have looked like one of the worst teams in the sport. Will Pacers head coach Frank Vogel survive the season? It will be interesting to see what happens at the end of the season, especially if they get upset in the first round. Larry Bird is not happy.
Fans ran onto the field in the eighth inning of the Yankees and Orioles game yesterday. If it were up to Orioles' center fielder Adam Jones, players should be allowed to spike fans that make there way on to the field of play. That would indeed be lots of fun to watch Adam.
Mickey Rooney passed away over the weekend, but not before removing the majority of his family from his will. A bold move Mr. Rooney. He was 93. We have to wonder what exactly caused Rooney to not want to leave anything to his family. Perhaps it was something petty, we know damn well here on the JCS that it is pretty easy to piss off the elderly.
More Seminole baseball to lead off the final hour. The Noles will look to get back to their winning ways as they head to Atlanta for a series with Georgia Tech. If you're overly concerned about college baseball at this time of year than you probably need to find something else more worthy of your frustration.
The Masters starts tomorrow which has to get all you golf fans happy. It is of course a pipe dream of Jeff's to play at Augusta, but playing 18 holes on that course is one of the most impossible feats to accomplish in life. On a side note, Roger Goodell was given a green jacket and as you'd expect, he looks extremely douchey in it.
Time to squeeze in some football talk because we are tired of discussing FSU baseball. Phil Steele is championing the Noles in his latest rankings. Probably a smart decision to champion the champs. Steele believes that there is no reason why the Noles cannot remain on top with the schedule they have for 2014. Good news indeed to FSU football. Why is the offseason so long?