May 7, 2018
It's a hard time for the Utah Jazz.
Scott predicted the Jazz would play in the Western Conference Finals. Everyone told him he was crazy. But they were playing great basketball in the second half of the season.
Then Ricky Rubio was injured. After schooling Russell Westbrook, he showed himself as a critical part of the Jazz team dynamic.
Without Rubio, the Jazz are out of sorts. There's been no flow to the offense.
There are times when injuries play a critical role in events. It was an injury that put Scott on the field for the Dolphins and opened the door for his contract with the Detroit Lions.
Scott remembers playing a football game in Europe. The team practiced on the old Nazi parade grounds and Olympic stadium.
In the first half of play, Scott broke a finger on his left hand, his throwing hand. He didn't tell anyone and stayed in the game. He threw three touchdowns in the second half and was named the MVP of the World Bowl Game.
Do you remember Wally Pipp? He was the starting first baseman for the New York Yankees. One day he had a headache and didn't want to play. Lou Gehrig was put in his place for the game. Pipp never played again.
Scott Mitchell takes his helmet off to show you the inside scoop of all kinds of sports from football to even golf. Scott Mitchell is a former NFL quarterback who was a star quarterback at the University of Utah before going on to have a professional career playing with the Miami Dolphins, the Orlando Thunder, the Detroit Lions, the Baltimore Ravens, and the Cincinnati Bengals. Scott also hosts the podcast Rivals with former NFL player Jason Buck.