This week’s Glass Half Empty guest is ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas. Though it is slightly outside his core coverage, I asked whether he felt it would be in the best interest of Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey, who are pro ready now, to avoid the risk of injury next season, withdraw from LSU and Stanford, and prepare for the NFL Draft.
After that, we discussed what his proposal would be for NCAA compensation reform, and why he feels the arguments against these changes are red herrings. Finally, with the LSU upset of Kentucky Tuesday night, are Ben Simmons and the Tigers primed to make a run at the NCAA Tournament? Who is Bilas’s best guess right now for the Final Four?
PAST GLASS HALF EMPTY PODCASTS:
- Asking Darren Rovell If and When LeBron James Will Be a Billionaire
- Peter King Talks NFL Refs, MMQB*
- Peter Mehlman Compares and Contrasts Crafting Novel With Writing for Howard Cosell and Seinfeld?
- Christine Brennan’s Talks About Greg Hardy, NFL Media, and Advice for Young Writers
- A Conversation With Michael Wilbon
- Bill Plaschke Talks About Lamar Odom and the Curse of the Kardashians
- Was Urban Meyer Was Okay With Players Asking Taylor Swift Out?
- Ex-Vikings Mascot Ragnar Tells His Side of the Story
- Brett Taylor, the Cubs Blogger Who Left a Big Law Firm
- Gary Sheffield Talks MLB Playoffs, Harper-Papelbon, and Hall of Fame
- Scott Van Pelt Talks Midnight SportsCenter, Madison As Best College Sports Town in America
- Matthew Berry Has Like 45 Jobs
- Jim Ross Talks About His Live Show, Roddy Piper, and Steroids in Hollywood
- Clay Travis Talks SEC Media Days, New Deal With Fox Sports, and the Confederate Flag
- A Long Conversation With Frank Deford
- Mike Florio Part 2: Talks About PFT History, His Deal With NBC, and if He Regrets the Dez Bryant Story
- Mike Florio Part 1: Goodell Underling(s) were out to get the Patriots
- Does Sarah Spain worry that her politics will make her polarizing?
- David Purdum talks about Tony Romo, fantasy football, and the NFL’s gambling hypocrisies
- Cleveland sports talk host Anthony Lima on LeBron, Delly, and Johnny Manziel
- Dan Le Batard talks about his career, Papi, and Bill Simmons
- Kenny Smith before the NBA conference finals
*denotes Pigsplosion podcast