Nov 2, 2016
I don't know about the rest of you guys, but I'm a bundle of nerves wrapped in barbed wire. I don't want to move for fear of getting hurt as the Indians prepare for a Game 7 with Corey Kluber on the mound. It's a solo podcast where I dive into the deepest fears and also talk about the weirdness of the Cleveland Browns' trade for Jamie Collins.
I touched on the Cubs fans takeover of Progressive Field and why it's not particularly shocking or controversial. It stinks, but it's just kind of how economics works. There are more Cubs fans than Indians fans. There will always be more Cubs fans than Indians fans. StubHub and the secondary ticket market exists and will continue to exist giving consumers perfect information and visibility of pricing. You are never putting the genie back in the bottle.
Why is the Jamie Collins trade so weird? The Patriots seem to have gotten worse - intentionally - in a year where they're competing for a Super Bowl. Does this deal actually somehow make them better? Does this deal make the Browns better? Could this be a deal that makes both teams better in different ways? What do the Browns have to do to win their portion of the deal?