WCE 218: Josh Rosen knows how to fix the NCAA, Big 12’s new slogan, big stars need to participate

Gary and Chris had to dig for interesting stories this week, and ran across some doozies.

The guys start off by discussing Josh Rosen’s recent Yahoo Sports interview on how to fix the NCAA’s mess of not compensating student-athletes, complete with a 36-page detailed layout on how to maintain the NCAA as it is, and pay players only after they graduate. “No diploma, no money.”

After a lengthy discussion, they dive into a new segment called “The Blurbs,” which is a somewhat rapid-fire breakdown of multiple not-huge news stories from the prior week. This week’s stories:

– SEC Media Days is this week, and Finebaum got his ESPN contract finalized
– MLB All-Star game is Tuesday night
– Louisville took Papa John’s name off their stadium
– Air Force’s coach won’t reveal his new defensive coordinator
– Shady McCoy hired a defense attorney after being accused of hiring a hitman to beat up his ex-girlfriend
– Pac-Man Jones knocked a dude out cold in the airport… and the dude got fired.
– Fox Sports is talking to Jeff Fisher about being an NFL analyst
– Tebow is dating the latest Miss Universe
– Bret Bielema may never go back to college coaching, now that he’s in the NFL

Gary and Chris then jump into another new segment called “The Ranking.” This week – Top 10 Super Nintendo (SNES) games. “The Ranking” is done in draft format – one guy picks, then the other, and back and forth.

Gary gives his song of the week (Jason Isbell), before jumping into his hot take about the Big 12’s latest slogan they unveiled on Monday, and then Chris dives in with his hot take about how professional athletes should be required to participate all-star games and skill competitions (i.e. home run derby, dunk competition, etc) if the organization requests that they participate.

Finally, to take us on home, Gary’s “Fact or Fiction” for Chris: The SEC Media Days should always be at the College Football Hall of Fame.


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Gary began his first website in 1998 as a sophomore in high school, writing reviews of cds and live shows in the Memphis area. He became editor of his college newspaper, then moved towards a career in music.He started the infamous MemphisTider.com blog during the 2006 football season, and was lucky enough to get into blogging just before the coaching search that landed Nick Saban at Alabama. The month and a half long coaching search netted his site, which was known for tracking airplanes, over 1 million hits in less than 90 days. The website introduced Gary to tons of new friends, including Nico and Todd, who had just started the site RollBamaRoll.com.After diving into more than just Alabama news, Gary started up his first installment of WinningCuresEverything.com in 2012. After keeping the site quiet for a while, it was started back up in April 2016. Gary then joined forces with high school friend Chris Giannini and began a podcast during the 2016 football season that runs at least 2 times a week, focusing on college football, NFL football, and sports wagering, and diving into other sports and pop-culture topics.E-mail: gary@winningcureseverything.com Twitter: @GaryWCE