Ebs’ Hot Takes: Cris Collinsworth, Baker Mayfield, NBA, Championship Weekend

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WEST PITTSTON, PA – First thing’s first, Aaron Rodgers would have most-definitely outplayed Brett Hundley Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cris.

As the Steelers were driving down the field to kick a game-winning field goal NBC color analyst Cris Collinsworth made a bold statement. Ebs' Hot Takes: Cris Collinsworth, Baker Mayfield, NBA, Championship WeekendHe felt that if Rodgers had played Sunday, he wouldn’t have been any better than Hundley, who was 17-of-26 for 245 yards and three touchdowns.

Sure, it was Hundley’s best outing as a pro, but come on. To say Rodgers wouldn’t have done any better is just stupid.

And I’m not alone.

You know what time it is. It’s Hawt Taeks Time! Here we go!

Baker Mayfield is the guy I want quarterbacking my teamand I’ve come to terms that the Buffalo Bills’ 2018 starting quarterback isn’t currently on their roster.

[Kyle Robertson/Dispatch]

If they don’t sign a Kirk Cousins or Philip Rivers in free agency, the Bills will draft a quarterback in the first round. Mark my words.

You can’t go wrong with any of the top quarterbacks – Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield, Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen – but Mayfield is the guy I want Buffalo drafting.

I think I’m in the minority here because many of you probably think Mayfield is too cocky and the next Johnny Manziel. But you’re wrong. That’s Mayfield s passion and moxie all on display.

Don’t you want your starting quarterback to have a little swagger? I know I do.

Mayfield reminds me of a younger Rivers. He’ll be fun to watch next season.

Oklahoma City v. Golden State is going to be one heck of a Western Conference Finals. I think it’s pretty clear that I’m not the biggest Golden State Warriors advocate here.

It’s sort of a cop-out that Kevin Durant decided to sign with the Warriors to get a ring. Hey, I get it and respect it, but he was joining a super team and put Golden State on a fast track to the top.

But then the Big Three in Oklahoma City came along.

Yes, the Thunder are 8-11 and not even in the playoffs right now. They’re going to figure it out (just like the Cleveland Cavaliers).

If Wednesday was any indication, we’re in for a good May and June.

Championship Weekend is going to be lit. What a weekend of college football lies ahead of us!

(Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

If you thought this past weekend was entertaining, just wait until Saturday. You can make a legitimate argument that nine teams are alive heading into Championship Weekend. Nine!

Oklahoma wins and it’s in. Then the ACC and SEC champions are in. If Wisconsin wins, they are in. If Ohio State wins and Auburn loses they could be in. Alabama and USC are stilling clinging to their last breaths, too. It’s going to be a fun.

To me, when it’s all said and done, we’ll have Oklahoma, Clemson, Auburn and Ohio State.

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DJ Eberle: The youngest of our team, DJ is also the largest. Offensive Tackle Large. In fact, this Albany native used OT for Western New England University – until he graduated in May of 2014. Like Junoir Blaber, he’s a regular on Rugby Wrap Up – his dad played rugby with The Matts. His cross to bear, however, is his love for the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. As for baseball and basketball, it’s the Yanks and Atlanta Hawks. Follow him on Twitter: @ByDJEberle.

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