DP & Stephens: Sports Headlines

DP & Tom bounce around the world of sports with some of the weekends biggest stories. They also make college football and NFL picks for the upcoming week and season.

Nicole Griffith (10/11 News sports reporter): FULL HOUR

Segment 1

-There will be no Nebraska football this Fall in the B1G…has reality set in for you yet?

-High school football is going to be huge this year in the state with no college football…do you think it can hold people over at all who will miss Nebraska football?

-Should Memorial Stadium have the opportunity to host high school games on Saturdays in the Fall?

Segment 2

-B1G parents sent lots of letters to the commissioner over the weekend, and Justin Fields started a petition to play…why did they not do this in July to set the tone for the season and decision?

-What should Sip write about this Fall without Husker football? Let’s brainstorm for him

Segment 3

-NBA Playoffs are starting up…have you watched the re-start of the season at all?

-What will Nicole do on Saturdays this Fall?

The Drive: July 28th, 4:45pm – Have people learned to live without sports?

  • It’s been so long without them, is this the new normal?
  • Cord cutting and streaming services

The Drive: June 12th, 3:25pm – The PGA Tour is BACK

  • BUT here is what it sounds like
  • I’m already pre-triggered about not having fans in stadiums

The Drive: April 14th, 5pm

  • Cult Classic vs Regular Classic
  • College Football playoff expansion?
  • Is Fred Hoiberg a robot?
  • What kind of sports content are you interested in right now?
  • Wrap things up

How much will (likely) not having the Spring Game and spring practices halt Nebraska’s growth for the Fall football season?

-It’s inevitable that there will be no Spring Game, and probably no spring practices. Wonderful. Just what this program needs right now.

-To be fair, it does affect every university (likely). But many programs don’t have as important of years as Nebraska does this year. Think about how much more important the season comes for fans if there are no sports at all leading up to it…the people will be STARVING for sports and success, at that

Derek Bombeck (Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau)

-NSAA Boys State Basketball, Shrine Circus, Husker Blackshirt Autograph Signing, Nebraska Softball

-Also, SONG OF THE DAY (sponsored by Sartor Hamann Jewelers):

How long can a season not be played before it’s canceled?

-College baseball announced the season won’t be played going forward, including the College World Series. But MLB is not committing to canceling the season…but it sounds like we won’t see anything until May at the earliest

-What if it goes beyond May? How long can you go before the season is not salvageable? Same for NBA…and don’t you dare let this slip into football season…

March Madness is March Sadness: There will be no NCAA Tournament this year..and no College World Series

-F*** you, Coronavirus. The sports world is dead as we know it, with everything in sight being canceled or suspended until further notice. March Madness is no longer for the year, and the economy will suffer because of it, and so will everyone’s lives who are improved by the glorious tournament

-Who do you feel worst for this year’s tourney? Rutgers? Seton Hall? Creighton? Dayton? What a rough thing…Nebraska chose a good year to be bad

-Also…Omaha is screwed. Think about how much money they thought they’d bring in from the NCAA Tourney first 2 rounds and also College World Series…yiiiiiiiiiiiikes.

Listener reaction to another rough week of performances for Sip in ‘Shut Up Sipple’

  • Another loss results in another 1-4 week for Sip, and the critics are getting loud. How will he bounce back in the coming weeks?
  • Also, Jake is going to Vegas this weekend…will he be the same person when he comes back?

Chris Basnett (Lincoln Journal Star) / Shut Up Sipple (sponsored by Bagels & Joe)

  • Nebrasketball is 3-0 in Italy….how should we breakdown their exhibition slate so far?
  • When you see Creighton struggling in these exhibition games and Minnesota, too, does that mean anything for Nebraska fans to try and see where their team is at in comparison?
  • Baz is a big fan of Hootie and the Blowfish just like Jake…why can’t Sip appreciate the music?

Is it fair to expect a 1,000 yard rusher and 1,000 receiver every year going forward in the Frost era?

  • First off, is that completely necessary? Is it better to have one elite receiver who gets ALL the targets, or a group of pretty dang good receivers who are all putting up good stats, but not massive stats?
  • Now, back to the initial question. Last year, in Frost’s first year, Nebraska had a 1,000 yard rusher (Ozibgo) and a 1,000 yard receiver for first time in school history (Morgan). Even though that was the first time ever here, is it wrong for us to expect this offense to produce the same kind of stats yearly?