In this edition of The Sports Inquirer Show, we discuss:
-The final week of the NFL season particularly the playoff picture in the AFC and the precarious position for the New England Patriots, the NFC playoff picture and how San Francisco’s road win over Seattle impacted it, the questionable retention of Atlanta head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff as well as other hiring and firings around the league in the Gridiron Blitz (4:00-40:00)
-The Peach and Fiesta Bowls particularly the dominance of LSU with Heisman-winning quarterback Joe Burrow, Clemson overcoming deficits to defeat Ohio State as well as previewing the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl with audio from Georgia State head coach Shawn Elliott as well as quarterback Dan Ellington in the Technical State of Georgia Athletics (40:00-57:00)
-We recap Week 15 of the NFL Season and look at the playoff picture particularly the precarious position of the New England Patriots, the battles for the AFC South and NFC East, potential All-Pro selections, the conundrum of the Atlanta Falcons winning contests and whether Jameis Winston is the franchise quarterback for Tampa Bay in the Gridiron Blitz (4:00-23:00)
-We discuss Joe Burrow winning the Heisman Trophy, Georgia State men’s basketball with head coach Rob Lanier and Georgia Tech volleyball with head coach Michelle Collier in the Technical State of Georgia Athletics (23:00-34:00)
-We discuss the College Park Skyhawks with head coach Noel Gillespie, the offseason transactions of Atlanta United. Major League Baseball free agency signings particularly Gerrit Cole to the Yankees, Stephen Strasberg back to the Nationals and Anthony Rendon to the Angels as well as the Presidents Cup in the Miscellaneous Department (34:00-42:00)
The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Georgia State men’s basketball head coach Ron Hunter following his team’s 77-71 home victory over UT Arlington in Sun Belt Conference action on Jan. 26. Topics included the Panthers overcoming first-half offensive struggles particularly from D’Marcus Simonds who had one point, inserting Jordan Tyson into the starting lineup, the strong scoring of Jeff Thomas and Devin Mitchell, the contributions of Kane Williams off the bench and facing fatigue in the middle of conference play.