It’s official? FSU will be playing USF Friday, September 25th. Friday? Why would the ACC want an showdown between two conference teams on a Friday night? That’s not what you do.
Looks like the tailgate will have to start at work next season. Bring in the tailgate grill and put it on top of the copier! Replace the water cooler with a keg! Let’s make this a real Libations Friday.
Don’t worry fans! Here at the Jeff Cameron Show, we think there is no way that game happens on a Friday night. Quality football is meant to be played on a Saturday night and that’s exactly what will happen with the FSU – USF game.
It’s no surprise that FSU’s basketball team is bad. There’s nothing more depressing to watch than three 7-foot centers that could get bodied up by kids in grade school. The only bright spots that shine through the dark abyss of the sorry excuse of a basketball team are the young players, Xavier Rathan-Mayes and Montay Brandon. Xavier Rathan-Mayes, a 6-4, 180lb freshman guard started off slow but has heated up recently. In ACC play (last 6 games), Xavier Rathan-Mayes has been averaging 18.5 PPG, over 4 AST, over 2 STL and shooting 43.4% from the field. FSU plays Wake Forest tonight at 7:00 p.m. at home.
The Florida Gators recruiting are ICE COLD. Out of 128 Division-1 teams, they hold the #99 overall recruiting class, which ties them with Appalachian State and UNLV, according to rivals.com. The Gators have been out-recruited by prestigious programs such as Western Kentucky University (#96), their powerhouse rival Georgia Southern (#81), Wake Forest (#44), and of course, Florida State University with the #4 overall recruiting class.The Gators have only received 10 commitments, all being 3 stars or below. (Florida State has 21 commitments, including five 5-star commits and ten 4-star commits) BOO-YAH!
Walter Football’s very own Charlie Campbell joins the Jeff Cameron Show. Jeff and Charlie discuss mostly where Jameis Winston will fall in this year’s NFL Draft. They also discuss if Winston’s off the field issues are actually issues. The interview includes some analysis on Marcus Mariota and where he may land in the NFL Draft and what his future might look like in the NFL.
Since it is Balls McWednesday, let’s discuss what is being called “DeflateGate.” Watergate, one of the biggest scandals in U.S. presidential history and now THE BIGGEST scandal in today’s sports (according to ESPN) is the discussion of deflated balls in Sunday’s game.
Did the soft balls really make an impact on the outcome of the game on Sunday?
LeGarrette Blount could've been running with a damn Beach ball they still weren't stopping that man anyways— Carlos Ruiz (@LosoRuiz) January 21, 2015
Deflated balls or not, the Colts got their rear ends handed to them.
What them kids doin’?
Lorenzo Philips, who previously enrolled to LSU, was declared academically ineligible and is now on his way to FSU after a brief stint with East Mississippi Community College. Philips is an edge rusher, and a behemoth of a man. As an edge rusher, a position that might not be the strongest position FSU boasts, maybe Philips can finally put some pressure on the quarterback a la Timmy Jernigan.
Why is the deflating of the footballs such a big deal? This isn't the first time tampering with balls has occurred in professional sports. The 12 balls given to each team on offense are acclimated to each quarterback.
Aaron Rodgers spoke earlier today hoe he prefers hard, inflated balls. He also went out of his way to make the point that he has big hands so he can grip the balls better…. We get it Aaron. You're still watching the Super Bowl on television like every other average Joe.
The reason “DeflateGate” is a huge deal because the most notorious coach in the NFL, who coaches one of the greatest franchises in the NFL, has previously been accused of and caught cheating. In the Olympics, if a team spied on another team’s practice, they would lose their medals and likely kicked out of the Olympics. Bill was just given a little slap on the wrist and a “shoo shoo you know better than that.”
Jeff and Tom go on about their youthful days, mostly Jeff. Listening to A Tribe Called Quest at the local record store while he stuffs a fake cigarette full of cannabis. He would let his luscious Mel Gibson hair frolic through the gusts of wind.
Who's hot and who's cold?
The hottest of all hot, outside of the cheating, is the New England Patriots football team. Tom Brady and his Uggs are off to yet another Super Bowl. His 6th Super Bowl where he has won 3 out of the previous 5 Super Bowl match ups.
The New York Knicks are ice cold. They are currently 6-36 and the worst team in the NBA. When the Knicks lose, so does the NBA. With the best franchises in the Knicks, Celtics, and Lakers all with losing records, the NBA is losing money; a lot of money.
Ira Schoffel stops by the Jeff Cameron show to talk about about the future of Jimbo Fisher and how President John Thrasher can help rebuild the school’s current public image.
If you thought you were having a bad day, well a man in a Mississippi Lowe’s had his face bitten by a snake! He was bitten between the eyes. So that means he saw this snake torpedoing toward his face and could do nothing but watch his demise.
A man who was probably trying to about nature by going inside a power tool establishment was take down by nature. Nature is everywhere! You're never safe!
Last night the Miami Hurricane’s snapped the nation’s leading 41-game win streak in Cameron Stadium at Duke. This year in the college basketball world it seems that the juggernauts of the NCAA are being brought back down to Earth. Kentucky has escaped two close games in overtime, Duke has dropped two straight, and Virginia is possibly the best team in college basketball.
The Florida State Seminoles take on Pitt tonight at 9 o’clock in an ACC basketball powerhouse matchup. Pitt is 11-5 this year and 1-2 in the ACC. Pitt dropped a game against a quality Clemson squad on January 10th. Tonight is a very possible win for the Florida State Seminoles.
Jeff’s thinking about the possibility of watching tonight’s game on a brand new 80 inch 4K television…. 80 inch.
Didn’t people say the same thing about HD televisions?
Marcus Mariota has declared for the draft today. He’s a good draft and stash player to take in the third or fourth round, but he’ll go in the top 10. It took analysts until the national championship game what most people already knew months ago; Mariota can’t throw deep.
Good news for Bucs fans! With Mariota’s subpar showing in the national championship game, there should be no question that the Bucs take Jameis Winston with the first overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.
Jeff’s popularity and charming charisma apparently doesn’t melt the hearts of every person who listens to the show. He’s had his fare share of awkward encounters between angry moms, angry athletes, and even angry coaches who didn’t like what they heard on the radio.
ESPN’s David Hale joins the Jeff Cameron Show to discuss the process and emotions surrounding Jameis Winston’s decision to declare for the 2015 NFL Draft. Jeff and David also throw around their thoughts on how much coffee is too much coffee. The answer is there is no such thing as too much coffee, just apologize to your bowels first. David Hale also gives some insight on what the ACC will look like next year with an FSU squad who, once again, has lost a lot of players to graduation and the draft. David Hale and Jeff finish up talking about the College Playoff Football Committee and how their huge impact on teams.
Eddie Goldman announced today that he will be leaving Florida State to enter into the 2015 NFL Draft. Jimbo Fisher had only words of praise for one of his best defensive players by saying,
"Eddie was a tremendous leader, student-athlete and, most importantly, a tremendous person for FSU," coach Jimbo Fisher said in a statement. "I can't thank him enough for his contributions over the last three years on the field and for his leadership by example. I expect Eddie to have a tremendous professional career and I'm very excited for him and his family."
The defensive tackle position is one of the hardest positions to recruit, according to Jeff. They’re one of the most important positions on the football field. They put pressure on the quarterback and stop the run. So Jeff goes through FSU’s next in line defensive tackles, and is most impressed with Arthur Williams.
Arthur Williams is drawing body comparisons to Greg Jones. Arthur Williams is a grown man standing at 6’5 330lbs. with refrigerators for arms. Why is this man not on the field? Does anyone know?
Arthur if you’re reading this and listening to the show, Jeff is hoping that you’re borderline crazy. He doesn’t want you to do anything to embarrass the program, but to always have people thinking...”what is that guy doing?” And on game day whenever FSU goes to a new school, Arthur should be the first player off of the bus. That kid is a bona fide monster.
Speaking of monsters, 97.9 ESPN Tallahassee’s Sports Monster would like to thank all of our listeners and fans for helping us grow. That’s huge for us here at 97.9 because with your support we can add ways to make the show better. In Tom’s case, that’s a new pair of irons. For Jeff, a sprinkler system would do the job… maybe a margarita mixer? Regardless, we thank you for all of the support.
Tonight is the night, the end of the first College Football Playoff. Ohio State and Oregon match up in Jerry’s House to battle it out for the new trophy. It’s a tough game to choose a favorite for FSU fans. Do you root for the team that beat you two weeks ago, or do you root for the hypocritical Urban Meyer. The decision is up to you.
The interesting fact about this game is the champion who will be crowned will have the same amount of losses as Florida State. Oregon’s loss was to an Arizona team that was exposed and just was not an impressive team. Ohio State’s loss was to Virginia Tech, which is a team, that is the opposite of good.
Both teams have almost two weeks of rest, which is beneficial to preparing for the most important game of the season. Oregon is without their leading receiver Carrington, and Ohio State is playing with their third string quarterback in Cardale Jones.
No SEC teams, no Florida State, but this championship game still features two storied NCAA programs.
Over the weekend Florida State basketball continued to do what they do best, lose. For all 15 Noles basketball fans, all there is to do is hope for a better year next year. The reality of the situation is the Noles have the softest 7-footers on the floor. The Seminoles feature three players over 7-feet, more than any school in the nation, and none of them are good enough to be a feature on offense or defense.
Staying with the feeling of frustration, how about that incomplete pass call on Dez Bryant?
Hour 2 FSU basketball, yet again was underwhelming in a 57-70 loss to Syracuse on the road. Questions about the coaching staff and player development have risen. Mostly due to the extremely soft and disappointing play of the big men, and an overall loss of true identity for the team. If you aren’t going to show up on offense or defense, at least be the team that grabs all the hustle points. Before playing FSU, Syracuse was 108th in the country shooting threes, last night Cuse shot nearly 60% from beyond the arc. Jeff looks forward to next season with a great recruiting class. The upcoming season the Noles will feature 3 of the ESPN top 60 players in the country. Hopefully next season will bring back some much needed excitement to the Seminoles basketball program, or Coach Ham will be on an even hotter seat…. You can’t help but feel like we really missed out on getting Andrew Wiggins. Obviously no matter where he went, he was going to be a one and done player. Due to the fact that both of his parents were FSU Alumni, and we are currently starting his best friend Xavier Rathan-Mayes, he would have elevated our brand as a basketball team. These incoming freshman have a real chance to turn our team around, to re-create an identity of a winning basketball team, and it can’t come soon enough. Ok, so, apparently 38 yr old, former Miami Dolphins fullback, Rob Konrad is the ultimate man-beast. He was fishing in the Gulf of Mexico alone and fell out of his boat and proceeded to swim into the night, being stung by jellyfish, and circled by sharks. Konrad swam over 9 miles over 16 hours and finally reached the shore around 4:30 a.m. The Coast Guard apparently flew right over and shined their light directly on Konrad during their search and failed to see him. He also attempted to flag down another recreational boater but could not be heard by the man. Konrad said that the thought of his wife and daughters kept him going. Welcome back to dry land sir! Hour 3 Today someone planted a gem on the Jeff Cameron Twitter. Whoever made this account and sent this tweet out, thank you sir. You are a superstar, God bless you and may you find your father. Russell Wilson stats vs. Panthers Passing: With the impressive Russell Wilson improving, it seems that the old man Peyton Manning is slowing down. Coach John Fox and the Denver Broncos have parted ways and starting quarterback Peyton Manning is non-committal for the 2015 season after Sunday’s loss to the Colts. Recent reports out of ESPN say Manning played the last month with torn right quadriceps. Manning, 38 years old, has played in the NFL for 16 years and is the league’s only five-time MVP. Manning also holds an NFL quarterback record with 13 Pro Bowl selections. Manning’s quad injury look like it took its toll on the 38 year old quarterback over the last month and especially in last night’s game. LAST 4 WEEKS AVERAGES PER GAME 63.6% completion PLAYOFF GAME VS. COLTS (11th in total defense) 1998-2013 AVERAGES 65.4% completion Needless to say retirement is a real option for the certain hall of fame quarterback.
Completed 15 out of 22 passes – 68.2%
12.2 yards per play
7 attempts for 22 yards
3.1 yards per carry
3rd down conversions
7/12 on third down for 185 yards and 2 TD
2/2 in the 4th quarter for 54 yards and a TD
8.55 yards per play
FSU basketball, yet again was underwhelming in a 57-70 loss to Syracuse on the road. Questions about the coaching staff and player development have risen. Mostly due to the extremely soft and disappointing play of the big men, and an overall loss of true identity for the team. If you aren’t going to show up on offense or defense, at least be the team that grabs all the hustle points. Before playing FSU, Syracuse was 108th in the country shooting threes, last night Cuse shot nearly 60% from beyond the arc. Jeff looks forward to next season with a great recruiting class. The upcoming season the Noles will feature 3 of the ESPN top 60 players in the country. Hopefully next season will bring back some much needed excitement to the Seminoles basketball program, or Coach Ham will be on an even hotter seat….
You can’t help but feel like we really missed out on getting Andrew Wiggins. Obviously no matter where he went, he was going to be a one and done player. Due to the fact that both of his parents were FSU Alumni, and we are currently starting his best friend Xavier Rathan-Mayes, he would have elevated our brand as a basketball team. These incoming freshman have a real chance to turn our team around, to re-create an identity of a winning basketball team, and it can’t come soon enough.
Ok, so, apparently 38 yr old, former Miami Dolphins fullback, Rob Konrad is the ultimate man-beast. He was fishing in the Gulf of Mexico alone and fell out of his boat and proceeded to swim into the night, being stung by jellyfish, and circled by sharks. Konrad swam over 9 miles over 16 hours and finally reached the shore around 4:30 a.m. The Coast Guard apparently flew right over and shined their light directly on Konrad during their search and failed to see him. He also attempted to flag down another recreational boater but could not be heard by the man. Konrad said that the thought of his wife and daughters kept him going. Welcome back to dry land sir!
Today someone planted a gem on the Jeff Cameron Twitter.
Whoever made this account and sent this tweet out, thank you sir. You are a superstar, God bless you and may you find your father.
Russell Wilson stats vs. Panthers
With the impressive Russell Wilson improving, it seems that the old man Peyton Manning is slowing down.
Coach John Fox and the Denver Broncos have parted ways and starting quarterback Peyton Manning is non-committal for the 2015 season after Sunday’s loss to the Colts. Recent reports out of ESPN say Manning played the last month with torn right quadriceps.
Manning, 38 years old, has played in the NFL for 16 years and is the league’s only five-time MVP. Manning also holds an NFL quarterback record with 13 Pro Bowl selections.
Manning’s quad injury look like it took its toll on the 38 year old quarterback over the last month and especially in last night’s game.
LAST 4 WEEKS AVERAGES PER GAME
PLAYOFF GAME VS. COLTS (11th in total defense)
Needless to say retirement is a real option for the certain hall of fame quarterback.
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Notorious ACC referee Karl Hess, dubbed as the NCAA’s Joey Crawford, is at it again.
Karl Hess to me at the Wake-Louisville game tonight..."When I'm older, I want to sit in your seat & watch your Egyptian ass ref a game" #Wow— Mit Shah (@MitShahNoble) January 5, 2015
Following his remarks, the ACC decided to part ways with the widely loved Hess. Today, college basketball just got a little less entertaining.
Brace yourselves ladies and gentlemen, the latest, most updated, most important, most pressing, do-or-die, win or go home, official, super duper, Mel Kiper’s Big Board is now LIVE. Jameis Winston is now number 6 on Mel Kiper’s Big Board! What a huge deal! If there’s one definite in the NFL Draft it’s Mel Kiper’s Big Board. Jameis Winston sits behind Marcus Mariota, Leonard Williams, Amari Cooper, Randy Gregory, and Shane Ray.
This weekend means more NFL Playoffs. Get all of your weekend plans done NOW because you only have until 4:40 Saturday afternoon when the Ravens and Patriots kick off the weekend.
When the Ravens square up against the Patriots will the Joe Flacco of the postseason continue to dominate? Flacco has a QB rating of 110.7 and a 17/1 TD/INT ratio over his last seven-playoff games. Flacco had his best regular season since 2010, throwing for 3,986 yards and 27 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. His QBR of 67.3 this year is the highest of his career.
The Ravens are the only team to have playoff success on the road versus Bill Belichick. Baltimore is 2-1, while the rest of the league is 1-11.
The Ravens’ defense is not what is was a few years ago when it gave them the advantage in those games, so it will most likely be up to Flacco and the offense to win this game.
Who will cover Gronkowski? Do you put rookie LB CJ Mosely on him, let S Matt Elam try to cover him, or bracket him with both?
Gronk has 82 rec for 1,124 yards and 12 TDs. WR Brandon LaFell has emerged as an outside threat for the Pats late in the year and finished the season with 74 receptions for 953 yards and 7 TDs.
Justin Forsett has had a career year after taking over for Ray Rice this year with 1,266 yards and 8 TDs. Forsett leads the league in yards per carry with a 5.4 average. He has also caught 44 passes for 263 yards.
The underdog Panthers take on the former champion Seahawks. This NFC matchup is a rematch from week 8. Since the last time the Panthers and Seattle met, the Panthers have added CB Josh Norman, CB Bene’ Benwikere, and Safety Tre Boston. Since Benwikere and Boston have been starters Carolina has been 5-0. Before week 8 the O-Line had 7 different lineups. The same 5 have now started 6 games.
In Week 8 the Seahawks were without Bobby Wagner, Byron Maxwell and Jeremy Lane, and an injured Kam Chancellor.
This matchup will most likely come down to the running backs on each team. Jonathan Stewart is averaging 101.5 yards in the past 6 games. In 4 wins to close the regular season Stewart racked up 401 yards on 79 carries which is good for 2nd in the NFL behind DeMarco Murray (418). Last week Stewart carried 24 times for 123 yards and a TD
Against Carolina Marshawn Lynch had 14 carries for 62 yards and no TDs. In the last 5 games Lynch put up 454 yards on 88 carries and 4 TDs.
With such a high-powered running attack coming, both teams will have to lock down on defense. Panthers have allowed 59 points in their past 5 games combined. That’s an average of 11.8. The Seahawks have given up 0 points in the 4th quarter over the past 6 games. The defense didn’t give up a 2nd half TD in 5 of those 6 games, including the last 3.
On Sunday the NFL brings us the Cowboys and Packers. The biggest storyline for the Cowboys is DeMarco Murray. Murray has 1,845 yards and 13 TD on the ground this year, both tops in the NFL.
Green Bay is 23rd in the league in rush defense as they have allowed 1,919 yards and 11 TD rushing this year (that’s worse than the Bucs, Falcons, and Raiders).
There are some concerns, though, about Murray wearing down from the 411 carries he has amassed this year, first 13 games – 123.5 yards/game and 5.0 yards/carry. Last 4 games – 78.5 yards/game and 3.4 yards/carry.
Can Romo keep playing hot? Packers have allowed 3,623 yards (10th), 26 TDs (17th), and QB rating of 82.1 (7th), while grabbing 18 INTs (7th). Romo led the league in QBR this year with an 82.7, while throwing 34 TDs to just 9 INTs. In the last 4 games, Romo has thrown TDs of 76, 65, 26, 25, 25, 24, and 24 yards. The Cowboys lead the league with 20 TD passes of over 20 yards.
How will Rodgers and his torn calf muscle do against the Colts defense? Dallas has allowed 4,031 yards passing this year, which is 26th in the NFL, but they also have TD/INT split of 22/18 and QBs have just an 88.5 rating against them. Rodgers has had another ho hum Aaron Rodgers season with 4,381 yards and 38 TDs and only 5 INTs. Rodgers finished the year 2nd to Romo in QBR with an 82.6, one tenth of a point lower than Romo.
Both squads have allowed 30 sacks this year after GB gave up 45 last year and Dallas gave up 35.
The last matchup this weekend is the highly anticipated successor versus the predecessor in the playoffs, and a week one rematch.
Denver defeated Indy 31-24 in Week 1 this season. The Broncos dominated the first half 24-7 as Manning threw 3 TDs and no picks, while Luck had 1 TD and 1 INT.
The second half was a different story as Luck led a furious comeback only to fall short at the end. Indy’s defense stepped up allowing the Broncos to convert just 1 of 7 3rd downs in the 2nd half compared to 6 of 7 in the 1st. Indy finished the game with just 54 yards rushing on 14 carries.
Manning and Luck are two of the top QBs in the league, but they will be going against top corners in Indy’s Vontae Davis, and Denver’s Aqib Talib and Chris Harris. Davis had 4 INTs and 19 pass breakups this season, Harris had 3 INTs and 18 pass breakups, and Talib had 4 INTs and 17 pass breakups. Manning had 4,727 yards with 39 TDs and 15 INTs this year while Luck had 4,761 yards with 40 TDs and 16 INTs.
It has been next man up for the Broncos as Montee Ball was an injury-riddled disappointment this season, and Ronnie Hillman also got injured after having a few good games, but CJ Anderson finished the season strong. After averaging just 4 carries and 22.3 yards per game over the first nine weeks, Anderson averaged 23 carries and 108 yards over the last 6 games while scoring 8 TDs. Hillman is also healthy and available to spell Anderson when needed.
The Colts’ top running backs are Boom Herron and Trent Richardson, so they’ll be relying on Luck to win this game.
Jeff's Momma joins the show to discuss their picks. Spoiler alert, Momma's not as big of a Joe Flacco fan as Jeff and Tom.
Jeff's Momma joins the show to discuss their picks. Spoiler alert, Momma's not as big of a Joe Flacco fan as Jeff and Tom.
Big news of the day, Jameis Winston has declared for the 2015 NFL Draft. In David Hale’s ESPN article, Winston says:
"After weighing this decision with my family and friends, I have decided to declare for the 2015 NFL Draft and forgo my remaining eligibility at Florida State," Winston said in the statement. "I reached this very difficult decision after careful consideration and long thought, realizing how difficult it would be to say goodbye to my family at Florida State. I am eternally grateful for the opportunity to wear the garnet and gold and have greatly enjoyed my time as a Seminole, both as an athlete and a student in the classroom."
Jameis Winston will join fellow Noles P.J. Williams, Mario Edwards Jr. and Eddie Goldman in the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago.
Jameis Winston's career at Florida St: • 26-1 record • 7,964 Pass yds, 65 TD • Heisman trophy • National Championship pic.twitter.com/G50oJNUAFp— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 7, 2015
Jameis Winston is projected to be a high first round pick, hopefully to the Tampa Bay Bucs. He should have no problem winning the starting job in Tampa Bay, because let’s face it McCown and Glennon are 2nd stringers at best.
For the people in the world that think there is no way Jameis Winston escapes his label as an alleged sexual accuser, Jeff would encourage you to jog your memory on Ray Lewis. The Ray Lewis that was accused of double homicide when playing for the Baltimore Ravens and is now an ESPN analyst and was on the cover of video games. Tom brings up Kobe Bryant who, like Jameis, was accused of rape. After developing an unblockable fadeaway jumper and a couple of championship rings later, no one remembers.
There’s no question Jameis still has a lot of growing up to do, but when the cameras shy away he’ll be able to finally live his life a la Johnny Manziel.
Be sure to stay tuned for Seminole Headlines!
Be sure to stay tuned for Seminole Headlines!