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Helmets Off


Mar 16, 2018

Scott has children that are millennials.  They apparently don't mix well with baby boomers.  How do you communicate across the generation?

This is evident in college football and basketball and also in the NBA.

Look at Josh Rosen at UCLA.  That guy has a huge amount of talent.  He might be the most talented college football quarterback.

Anyone watching his Pro Day knew he has a great arm.  Scott has watched great arms drafted into the NFL who fail because you have to also have a great mind along with a great arm.

Jeff George had that problem.  Great talent, with a reputation for being uncoachable.  That's a problem.  Is that where Rosen is headed?  He complained about the burden of "student athletes" who have to go to class AND practice.  What a weird thing to complain about.

Now on to March Madness:

Scott tends to over analyze the bracket.  Then he does poorly.  So this year he decided to do it differently.  He picked his final four, then went back and quickly picked out the rest of the matches.  He didn't guess, he just went quickly and didn't over analyze.  Maybe this will be a good year for his NCAA basketball bracket.

So far it's working out.  After the first day of play, he's 13 for 16.  He only missed 3.  That's really good.

Scott is a huge Utah Jazz fan, and has been his entire life.  The shot by John Stockton that sent the Jazz to the NBA Finals caused Scott to punch out a ceiling panel at his home in Detroit.  That's how big it is for him.

He was disappointed by Gordon Hayward going to the Boston Celtics.  Hayward thought that team would present his best shot for an NBA Championship.

Scott followed Quinn Snyder from his days coaching at Duke.  And of course he loves Donovan Mitchell, they share the same last name.  Scott can finally have a Utah Jazz jersey with his own name on the back.  On the inside is Derek Favors and Rudy Gobert.  A lot of the NBA is played on the outside in the Steph Curry mode.  The Jazz play there as well.

Now the Jazz are white hot and could arrive as high as 4th place in the West heading into the playoffs.  There's an unselfish attitude on the team that is impressive.

So let's talk about Marquese Chriss of the Phoenix Suns.  He totally botched an easy dunk and it was humiliating.  Then he turned around and shoved Ricky Rubio.  It was almost like Chriss wanted to get ejected.  He was so embarrassed.  This is what millennials do right now.

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.

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