Here is the question I have after watching this. Will MLB make it mandatory for pitchers to wear specialized padded caps after this?
Former Badger and one of the newest members of the College Football Hall of Fame, Ron Dayne, joined the show on Tuesday.
If you were entering College Football today, how good would you be in the current format?:
“It depends on the situation. I was still probably pick a Wisconsin (type) school because of the fact that they run the ball. A lot of the Big Ten teams are like that, so I probably still would have been a Big Ten guy.”
You would have had to talk your way into playing tailback right?:
“Well I was an All-American fullback coming out of high school, but I played all running back, so I never played fullback, it was just because I was too big… but I was fast, I ran a 4.5 (40 yard dash).”
What would you be like today if you played with a guy like Russell Wilson?:
“We probably would have gotten in a lot more arguments because he runs the ball like I was running the ball…he’s a great quarterback, and we had a quarterback almost like him, but not as fast in Brooks Bollinger. He was a runner. When I broke the rushing record, the first half he probably had 80 yards, I had like 20 or 30. We were looking at each other kind of hard in the huddle.”
Were there some of those games that Barry Alvarez wouldn’t let you go in and play in the second half that you really wanted to keep playing?:
“Yeah, the only game that I really felt like that was probably Hawaii. I had like 339 (yards). Well at half time I had like almost 320 yards. Then in the third quarter, coach only gave me one series, so I ended up with 339. That would have been the game that I would have liked to keep playing because I could have had probably six, seven hundred yards…”
How does it make you feel that your rushing yards record is still standing?:
“Well it’s kind of neat. I think it’s great because of the fact that now they allow the guys to have the Bowl games. If I was allowed to have my Bowl games, my record would be like 850 yards more. I think that’s giving them a little chance to get closer to it. Hopefully somebody can get there and scratch it.”
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This drives me crazy. I DO NOT like these retro jerseys at all, but apparently the Packers will wear them in week 7 of 2013 when they play the Browns.
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HGH is a banned substance in the NFL, but they don't test for it, does the NFL really want to get rid of HGH?:
"Well you know what, sometimes actions, or inactions, speaks louder than words, and I know Rodger Goodell, the NFL, they've said all the right things. The labor dispute ended in 2011, both sides agreed that they needed HGH testing. HGH is a banned substance, but they don't have testing for it, so it's basically still an honor system. They agree to get testing, they realize it's a problem and now it's been almost two years and nothing's been done. So really the perception is, that neither side is in a hurry to get it done, the NFLPA claims they want a fair process, I think that's probably a little mistrust in the commissioner with everything that happened in the Bounty Scandal and we all know that's not exactly a warm and fuzzy relationship, but either way, it's been almost 2 year."
Is this situation anything like baseball where it may not actually benefit football to have HGH testing?:
"I think that's a decent comparison to make. Now HGH, it's not steroid, I think that's what a lot of doctors will tell you. It's not necessarily going to immediately add strength, speed, all of this. You're adding human growth hormone to your body, something you already produce, but this is synthetic. However you slice it though, it does enhance performance to a degree. If it didn't, it wouldn't be banned in all these sports, so I think it is something where the skeletons in the closet could be building. If you're the NFL and popularity is sky high...you don't want those skeletons to come out of the closet."
What's the downside for players to not use HGH?:
"Your conscience I guess. Your ethics, your morals, and that's not much a deterrent for a lot of players. Look, the average life span in the league is three years. Players come, they go, there's no minor league system in football, where if your guy and you don't make it in the big leagues, you can maybe work on your game in a triple A type of level; they don't have that. You're either in the NFL or you’re out. If you have a short window of opportunity, heck yeah you're going to push the envelope, there's nothing stopping these guys without HGH testing."
Are the clean players feeling slighted by this?:
"The players they talked to, a lot of them did say that they do it the right way. They're clean, and I think it does tick them off to a degree. I mean, Earl Thomas, the Seattle Seahawks' safety was one of them. He did sound genuinely upset that the playing field was not even, and I think that there are a lot of players that go about this the right way. They don't cheat the sport, that are upset that there isn't an even playing field, so there's definitely that sector of players, and that's going to be the vocal majority...I know it's one player's opinion, he was willing to talk, but did not want his name attached to the story, but I do think that he speaks for a lot of players that it is like clock-work. 10 to 15 guys per team take it, it's not tested, it's easy to get, it's 2013 and he doesn't see a problem with it."
What went wrong for the Brewers in game three versus the Pirates?:
“The little known stat because they’ve gotten their brains beat in every time they come up to Miller Park, but part of their success this year is they are the best team in baseball hitting from the seventh inning on. They got to Ax. They go to hack, and they don’t wait around. That’s got to be some kind of philosophy they have with their offense and their hitting coach and Clint Hurdle. It’s worked pretty well for them this season, and it certainly worked today. They went after Ax, and he couldn’t get anything over the plate with authority with his fastball or his curveball today that’s for sure.”
What do you think about Yuniesky Betancourt being the Brewers’ full time first baseman until Corey Hart returns?:
“He’ll obviously be fine over there, but I think the thing about Yuni B is it gives him a chance to continue and feel like he’s even more so a part of this team instead of a band aid while somebody’s out. The thing that the team can benefit from now is that Corey is going to be out for the entire month of May, and they’re going to need somebody over there. My thing is, if (Bentancourt) can provide half the offense in the month of May that he’s produced in April…if they can get half of that over there with (Aramis) Ramirez coming back to do what we know Ramirez can do, hopefully they’re going to be in good shape.”
Jim Boylan is no longer the Buck’s head coach, where do the Bucks go from here?:
“I don’t know…I’ve had a lot of conversations with a lot of people in the NBA, and this is a head scratcher right now. This is going to be a monumental task for (GM) John Hammond to not only put something together player wise, find a coach that matches those players, find a coach that is a respected coach; that has to be on the top of his list. He needs to bring a coach that players are going to respect and play for, and then that coach has to be a match with the general manager as well. Lastly, somehow, he got to turn something around to bring the fans back in, and that to me might be his toughest task. If they’re three years away from at least the Bradley Center being done, and the NBA putting the pressure on them, get a new arena in place, they have an enormous, enormous amount of work to do to sell that product to a once faithful NBA crowd that in my opinion is no longer there."
First round draft pick of the Green Bay Packers Datone Jones joined the show on Tuesday.
How exciting is it for you to come to Green Bay?:
“I’m pretty excited to be able to come play for a great organization. I just can’t wait to come in, learn from the older guys, and be able to come out and compete.”
Did you have to search where Green Bay is located?:
“Oh yeah, most definitely, I had to do my research about the city, I couldn’t go anywhere just blind. I’m very geographical. I had to do my research, but I can’t wait. I’m playing for a great team, I have a great quarterback. It’s a great organization and great fans.”
How did you pick UCLA as your college over the other offers?:
“I was recruited by pretty much every school in the country. If you know me pretty well, I live like five minutes from USC. My house is about five minutes from USC. It was tough, to see USC being ranked number one in the country and having a USC offer, but being committed to UCLA. My mom helped me make the decision, I couldn’t ask for more, I got a great education at UCLA. I met a lot of great teammates. I actually met Rahim Moore and (Packers 4th round pick, running back) Johnathan Franklin, I met when we were in 11th grade. We all committed together.”
You’re using Mixed Marshall Arts to train, tell us about that.:
“At first it was a hobby, just to go out and do it, and stay in shape… I started showing my (MMA Coach) pass rush moves, and he’s like, well we’re going to work this drill today that I can pretty much simulate that but in MMA workout. We would do that over, and over, and over, and then I get on the field. Me doing that one move a hundred-thousand times easily translated.”
What car are you going to buy?:
Datone: “I’m going to buy a Prius, hahaha.”
Heller: “Is that right?”
Datone: “I’m going to save some money.”
Dawson: “Economical I love it, they’ll love you here.”
Datone: “I’m going green!”
What’s your go-to-meal?:
“Probably some spaghetti and meat sauce, with some salmon on the side, some steamed broccoli, that’s my go-to meal right there every time.”