The guys breakdown the news of Astros LHP Dallas Keuchel heading to the disabled list for the first time in his career as a result of a pinched nerve in his neck. What does this mean for the Astros, and how does self-reporting injuries in baseball compare to other sports? Austin and Jeremy offer their analysis.
Then, The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Gay joins Kevin Cook to discuss problematic owners, the sports media landscape and whether or not James Harden is the right “cultural fit” for the Houston Rockets. Gay has written for publications including GQ, Rolling Stone, Outside, The New York Observer and Vogue. He is also the author of “Little Victories: Perfect Rules for Imperfect Living,” which can be found on Amazon.
The show closes with Austin and Jeremy discussing the detainment of Enes Kanter in Romania, the role of politics and sports, and more. As always, subscribe to The Weekly Brew on iTunes, Facebook and Twitter.
Jake Kaplan, Chron’s Astros beat writer, joins us in studio for an in-depth look at the Astros in the last throes of the offseason and some analysis of the Cardinals hacking scandal that has Chris Correa headed to headed to federal prison for 46 months. Not white-collar, resort prison. Federal PMITA prison. The guys, Austin, Kevin and Jeremy, also respond to the Super Bowl, mere moments after those insufferable Patriots pulled off the largest comeback in NFL postseason history to win an unprecedented blah blah blah… F* the Patriots. Seriously. They’re THE worst. Give it a listen.
Austin, Jeremy and Kevin delve into a wide range of topics, including what shot, if any, the Texans have of beating the New England Patriots, whether Brock Osweiler has redeemed himself and whether the Texans’ season can ultimately be considered a success. The Rockets are a sexy 29-9 as of this recording, Eric Gordon is a virtual lock for Sixth Man of the Year, and James Harden is one of two primary MVP candidates. How far can they go? Is Joe Buck the sexiest man in sports? The guys tackle the big questions this week, so don’t miss it.