Lou in Phoenix calls in to talk about the Orioles. He believes that season ticket sales are much lower than expected and that is why the prices have been raised.
Jim Larranaga head coach of the George Mason basketball now joins Drew. His Patriots team will face off against Towson tomorrow. He starts off by discussing how his team has performed well despite it being one of the youngest teams in the nation. He also states that the CAA is a very strong conference this season. He sees 4 very strong teams, with the Patriots still putting everything together. Drew mentions that Towson has not defeated George Mason in 15 tries. Larranaga is still concerned about the matchup becuase of Towson’s size and rebounding ability.
Randy Monroe is the next guest. He talks about his teams loss last night to New Hampshire. He explains that rough stretches during the season can be valuable learning experiences. Monroe wants to emphasize the importance of every possession during a basketball game. Drew asks if Monroe is surprised by his team’s struggles this season. He states that in some ways he is and in some ways he is not.
Mike Florio from ProFootballTalk.com now comes on. He starts off by talk about the CBA negotiations. He explains that the owners and the players are better off not negotiating for a while because neither side will be willing to make their best offer until the 11th hour. Florio states that it will come down to a situation similar to an election between the players and the owners. He thinks that the lowest payroll will be around $70 million and the highest payroll will be around $160 million.
Kyle Eckel, member of the New Orleans Saints and former Midshipman is next up. He explains that the city of New Orleans does a great job of supporting the team. New Orleans is still recovering from hurricane Katrina. He calls Sean Payton and “awesome” coach. Payton is involved with all parts of the team. He next talks about how the team has rebounded in the playoffs after a rough end to the season.
Kevin in Lutherville calls in to talk about the Orioles’ ticket price increase. He thinks that instead of raising gameday ticket prices, the team should have rewarded those who buy tickets in advance. Drew points out that the team has done nothing to warrant a price increase. The only justification the Orioles give is that fact that their prices are still below average.
After talking to Romeo Crennel who is coaching one of the East side in the East-West Shrine Game, Drew welcomes in Marty Schottenheimer who will coach the West side. He starts off by talking about the result of the Jets-Chargers game. His son Brian is the offensive coordinator for the Jets. On the topic of Mark Sanchez, Schottenheimer calls him a hard-worker with great potnential. Schottenheimer next talks about his squad for the upcoming Shrine Game. He believes it will be fun to watch these young players compete. He also explains that there is little left he wants to accomplish in his career.