The Grant Napear Show – May 31, 2012
Tim Brando of CBS Sports checked in from a golf outing to discuss the Kings’ possibilities after receiving the number five pick in last night’s draft lottery. Thomas Robinson from Kansas and former UConn Husky Andre Drummond are two of the names that have been associated with Sacramento as part of the recent buzz.
Grant’s Rant today was about Jim Harbaugh’s media blitz to convince the world that the 49ers weren’t interested in Peyton Manning, despite the effort put forth to scout Manning as he returned from his season away due to injury.
Greg Knapp, new Offensive Coordinator for the Raiders and former Sacramento State football great, catches us up on all the offseason happenings for his offense. He starts with discussing the troubles he had last year with the Houston Texans after Matt Schaub went down to injury. Knapp discusses his vision for the Raiders’ offense, including his plans for Darren McFadden and Carson Palmer and how to build around the running game.
Mitch Williams of MLB Network joined to take a trip around Major League Baseball, touching on Tim Lincecum’s struggles and what he needs to do to overcome them. He also discussed how the Dodgers will have to adjust without Matt Kemp and some of his other big stories through the early part of the season, including the success of the Baltimore Orioles and the overwhelming skill of Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers.
Sports announcers were also a popular topic today, with a great deal of time spent on the missteps of the Yankees’ radio play-by-play voice, John Sterling. A plethora of supporting audio was provided when Grant insisted that Sterling is the most unintentionally comical broadcaster in the game, and fans offered there opinions on which announcers they like or dislike.
Floyd Mayweather and P-Diddy’s son’s athletic scholarship to UCLA also were topics, with Mayweather facing jail time and the question of whether Diddy’s son should give up his scholarship to someone that comes from a less fortunate family.