Jeff's chiding of Billy Strode continues to pay off as FSU baseball got the win over Stetson last night. It's a pretty good thing that Cameron has worked out here, as long as he is critical of Strode, he gets W's. Albert Pujols hit his 500th career homer last night and its a pretty big deal. Pujols is the third youngest guy to get to 500 home runs, and even called his shot before the game. For those of you who don't already know Albert hit both 499 and 500 last night.
The Washington Wizards went up 2-0 on the Chicago Bulls last night. The Wizards appear to be the team making the most noise in the eastern conference and could potentially be a really tough matchup for the Miami Heat. Considering how good the 7th and 8th seeds are in the west, should the NBA re-seed the playoffs so that we get some more fair matchups? Also, we talk about how awesome of a person Marlins' pitcher Jose Fernandez is.
Pujols is no doubt a Hall of Famer according to numbers, but does the fact that he played in the same era as Alex Rodriguez and Barry Bonds taint his career at all? It's also time for a certain "keyword" to be said on air for a certain prize we are giving away here at the station. In case you are unfamiliar, we are giving away a trip to The Player's Championship. It's a five-day vacation you are not going to want to miss out on.
Did anybody else know that the Chicago Bears played football in Wrigley Field? It happened. Look it up. Somehow the conversation leads to where we have dual citizenship. How does one acquire dual citizenship? In FSU football news, Jimbo Fisher dropped the word "unionization" during his press conference. Try saying that word 10 times fast. Did Jimbo take a shot at Jeremy Pruitt?
Speed is back in Major League Baseball, whether you're talking about Mike Trout or Christian Yelich, players that can get extra bases simply using their speed has great value in today's game that is overwhelmingly dominated by pitching. None are as fast as the Reds' Billy Hamilton, who might as well be a world class sprinter with his speed. How 'bout that fun animation of times to first base too huh?
After some talk about video games, we try to return to sports. Jimbo Fisher is tired after the team's title run did not grant coach the opportunity to decompress. Jimbo is going to be even more tired after next season when he goes for two in a row. There is finally some painting going on inside of Doak Campbell Stadium and we will even see a club level eventually. Can we also add a new jumbotron while we're at it? Third hour is the start of headlines so we will talk to you tomorrow folks.
The Seminole baseball team hosts Stetson for a two-gamer beginning tonight. Billy Strode will be on the mound, will he continue to prove Jeff wrong? Jacksonville "did not want none" of Strode in his last start, and if that was any indication he will dominate Stetson tonight. Kevin Durant hit a crazy 4-point play last night, essentially sending the game to overtime, even though his Thunder could not get the win. Memphis just might make that series interesting.
Camel spiders will make you question how you go about your life. Sure, we can talk about sports, but one look at a camel spider will make it difficult to ever leave this country out of fear that you might encounter one. Seriously, just look at the camel spider pics on twitter and tell me that you wouldn't rather do just about anything else before coming face to face with one.
After talking about ridiculously sized spiders and hornets, it's time to get back to sports. We miss football around these parts, but at least we have the draft to look forward to. Honestly, I'm still a little disturbed at the sight of some of these arachnids and giant hornets. I've never been so glad to only have had a roach problem in my apartment.
The Seattle Seahawks traded a 2014 seventh round pick to Oakland for Terrelle Pryor. It will be interesting to see if the Seahawks try to move Pryor to wide receiver, a position many GM's wanted to see him move to prior to being drafted. Jeff uses Terrelle Pryor as the preimier example as to why most of the QB's in this year's draft are not any good.\
Ira Schofell of the Tallahassee Democrat joins the show in his typical Tuesday slot. Time to catch up on FSU baseball news as they prepare for another postseason run. It's also impossible to talk with Ira without getting in some FSU football talk. The university claims to have lost a bunch of money thanks to the national title game in Pasadena. Are they actually going to accrue a loss?
Considering how much money FSU claims to have lost from the trip to Pasadena, how much money do they stand to make now that they are the national champion and all the exposure that comes along with it. Not to mention the money they stand to make from merchandise now that they have a new logo and uniforms to sell.
There is some really good television out there, so we take a break from sports to talk about great TV. Breaking Bad seemingly set the standard, but there are a ton of really awesome shows. If you're not watching Game of Thrones, you are seriously missing out. This show knows good TV, we were all over True Detective and you already know we bout that Boardwalk Empire.
Jeff considers himself a motivator for the FSU baseball team, just look at Billy Strode's lastest work as an example. Plenty of sports on the docket tonight, including Lightning playoff hockey and NBA playoffs. Billy Strode will be on the mound for the Noles against Stetson tonight as well. One of the most redeeming qualities about FSU baseball is their patience at the plate, it reminds Jeff of Christian Yelich. He's a really good young Marlin, in case you have no idea who that is.
Don't forget about listenting in for the keyword each day this week for a chance to win a trip to the Player's Championship. Even if you are not a fan of golf, you would most likely enjoy this getaway. Speaking of golf, Jeff wants to shake things up by switching up his bag and clubs. Will new swag help improve his golf game? I'm not sure it works that way.
Should Jadeveon Clowney be drafted number one overall in the NFL draft? Certainly he has the most potential of anyone in this year's class, but some pundits are questioning his "motor" and determination. All I know is, you'd be wise to not be the guy who passes up on a talent like Clowney's. As for me, I'm off to get ready for a fun night of sports action. Happy Tuesday everybody!
FSU baseball had a nice weekend, as they won a series against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. The series victory will without a doubt help with the Noles momentum as they prepare for the post season and another run in Omaha. There was also fun playoff action over the weekend on both the hardwood and the ice. Sports does not suck right now.
Time to get you caught up on the weekend's action in the NBA playoffs. If you're not watching the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors series, then you are missing out. Is Lamarcus Aldridge the best player in the association that nobody knows about? Aldridge dropped 46 points and grabbed 18 boards against Dwight Howard's Rockets. Doesn't bode well for any moron who would pick the Rockets to win the west...
Jeff takes some time to talk about his beloved Pittsburgh Pirates, they unfortunately got swept by Ryan Braun and the Milwaukee Brewers over the weekend. What kind of actions on the baseball diamond warrant getting thrown at? It's always fun to talk baseball's unwritten rules. I always think back to Jose Fernandez getting in trouble with Brian McCann. Don't pimp out the homer when McCann, the keeper of the rules, is on the other team.
Time to squeeze in some FSU football talk. The university lost close to $500,000 thank to the national championship run. But they should more than make up for those losses once ticket and merchandise revenue kicks in. What are the Noles going to do to replace Kelvin Benjamin? Can Scooter Haggins be the guy who steps up?
Jeff enjoys hiding eggs for "Easter Egg Hunts" and shares his accounts from yesterday. You have to earn that candy if you're a yougin at the Cameron household. We also apologize last week for how sick the show sounded, the studio was not without illnesses. Back to sports, it was nice to see Luke Weaver look dominant for the Noles on the baseball diamond this weekend. Jameis Winston was not too shabby either.
Jeff continues to hate this quarterback class, including Johnny Manziel. Apparently Jeff's disdain for the former Heisman trophy winner can apparently be heard in Tampa as well. Check out this Tampa Bucs blog, which gives "Jeff and his sidekick" a shout-out. As the draft draws nearer, who are the Bucs most likely to nab in the first round? Hopefully not Johnny Manziel if you're Jeff or Tom.
NBC's "Meet the Press" has really struggled in the rating of late. The show has suffered in the ratings so much, that NBC actually researched David Gregory to find out why people hate him. This is not a great situation for Gregory to be in. The network even went as far as to interview people in his life to try and narrow down exactly why the country hates him.
If the Clippers cannot come away with the series victory against the Warriors, what does that mean about Chris Paul's game? He is considered one of the best in the game, but he better not be fishing after the first round. The NBA playoffs have been lots of fun and the weekend was full of upsets. We also explain why Chris Bosh is terrified of Zach Randolph.
It's time for another "Vision Check" and this week we take a closer look at Carlos Gomez pimping out a shot of which he thought was a home run, but fell short of the fence. These sorts of things always cause problems in Major League Baseball, because if you play in the MLB you must play the game the "right way." We will consult Brian McCann to find out what the "right way" actually is.
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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!