Weekly Roundup

Hello everyone!  Here’s what 2 Guys are reading this week:

Friend of the podcast Chris Barnewall previews the Bobcats 

A devastating blow to the 49ers, and I hope Aldon Smith doesn’t become another sad story

Can we not do this?  Can we not follow all the sadness that is Greg Oden’s knees?

Maya Moore is really good, congrats to the Lynx!

Good for Josh Freeman, and probably a great new start for Minnesota

If Rob Gronkowski comes back, the Patriots just got that much more dangerous

My fascination with Yasiel Puig just continues

Brandon weighs in on the Pirates’ season

More Redskins name discussion, particularly in response to Rick Reilly

Important to note that Kobe Bryant might be at least slightly human

Quietly, Oregon State has the nation’s leading passer

Just because we think Sandra Bullock is awesome

 

Have a great weekend everyone!

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup

Hello everyone!  Here’s what 2 Guys are reading this week:

Things aren’t looking good for Aldon Smith.

Josh Freeman should eventually beat out the incumbents in Minnesota.

Magic Johnson leaves ESPN’s NBA Coverage show, amid rumors of dissatisfaction with Bill Simmons’ increased role on the show.

Bill Barnwell does a great job discussing the Panthers offense.

The injury to Julio Jones is devastating for the Falcons.

Our friend Chris Barnewall discusses Brendan Haywood’s injury.

Nice discussion of the Pirates looking toward next season after such a great Cinderella story in 2013.

Despite the Orioles’ woes, 2 Guys reminds everyone that Chris Davis had a fantastic season.

Oh Kanye

 

2 Guys are a little late on this podcast, but Welcome to Night Vale is fantastic!  A little comedy mixed with H.P. Lovecraft… check it!

 

Have a great weekend everyone!

Josh Freeman a Viking

                   I'll show you sandwich! 

                   I'll show you sandwich! 

After a tumultuous ride over the past few months in Tampa Bay, quarterback Josh Freeman landed on the Minnesota Vikings.  The Bucs cut him after he presumably ate Greg Schiano's sandwich and possibly slept with his girlfriend, and Freeman lasted only a few days before landing with the Vikings. 

We know what happened in Tampa.  Freeman and Schiano inexplicably stopped getting along (I still say it's the sandwich thing) late last year and things just escalated over the past several months.  Freeman was no longer invited to meetings, he was demoted from his starting job, and I even heard that Schiano wouldn't let him play any of the reindeer games that he played with everyone else.

So the Bucs cut him.  2009 first round pick, great arm, showed poise, only 25 years old.  Yeah, no need for him.  Bucs let him go.  Ate almost six million dollars to do it to.  Needless to say, that was a very expensive sandwich of Schiano's. 

So leaving Tampa behind, we see a young player now beginning again in a new surrounding.  The Vikings, led by MattChristian Ponder-Cassell, are in desperate need of a new quarterback, have an elite running game, and some youth to build around.  This is the perfect environment for the talented Freeman, who will get a new start with a coach that doesn't get upset over sandwiches.

Freeman may not pan out.  He struggled late last year and looked downright awful the first few games of this season.  He will get a legit shot in Minnesota however.  And whether that happens now or next season (with a new contract), bringing him in now gives him all season to learn the playbook and develop a connection with the Vikings pass catchers.  That should give him a head start on next season, when he inevitably enters the season as the starter and circles the Bucs on his calendar.