I talk NFL and baseball playoffs on this edition of the Jeff Allen Sportstalk Podcast
LSU and Florida made rescheduling their game cancelled by Hurricane Matthew way harder than it had to be. Not sure why they didn't take the stance that South Carolina and Georgia took and played the game on Sunday instead of Saturday. While not ideal, Florida would have kept their home game instead of now having to travel to Baton Rouge. Essentially these teams decided to play chicken on rescheduling until really, the bad press forced them to resolve and the SEC being powerless to handle it themselves which of course they will now get around to fixing and giving the commissioner the power to handle such matter. I guess you could say the big winners were Presbyterian and South Alabama who will get their payouts for being non-conference sacrifices without the on field onslaught.
Some fond farewells in baseball and more on this edition of the Jeff Allen Sportstalk podcast.
Yesterday was a day that really tugged at my emotions.
Jeff discusses Louisville's statement and NFL Quarterbacks in this week's podcast.
After a great first weekend of college football, the pros are back at it. A wild finish last night in Denver as the Super Bowl champs won their rematch with the Carolina Panthers. If the league is going to be as inconsistent in implementing the new concussion protocol as they are with how games are officiated, they are not going to make any progress in that area. Cam Newton should have been checked out. Period.
It's the relaunch of my podcast and blog, just in time for football! Here's my latest podcast for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!
I trust you have missed my unique yet common sense takes on sports during the summer months. I’m recharging the batteries and will be raring to go in mid to late August with both blogs and podcasts released on a regular basis, especially with the NFL and College football seasons getting ready to roll into high gear.
Jeff Allen worked in Sportstalk radio in Orlando from 1983 to 1996. First as a producer at WKIS for Christopher Russo - yes, the Mad Dog himself, before his rise to stardom in New York and satellite radio. Then later as the Program and Sports Director at WGTO in the early 90's, anchoring morning sports reports and various sportstalk shows. Now, after many years, Jeff is deciding to have some fun again to share sports opinions through this blog, on Twitter @jeffallen_88 and with his podcast available on iTunes, SoundCloud and TuneIn.