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  • Ahmed Chowdhury Asks: College Football is in 5 months, and I have a question for you which is related to Heisman Trophy. There are only 8 players in College Football who are running to become a Heisman Trophy winner for next season. These 8 players are, Sam Darnold, JT Barrett, Lamar Jackson, Mason Rudolph, Mike Webber, Shane Buechle, Quinton Flowers, and Wilton Speight. My question is, who is your pick to win the Heisman Trophy? I have Lamar Jackson to win. Because there are no players since Archie Manning, who won the back to back Heisman Trophy. Please Answer Both Of My Questions. Thanks. Have A Great Weekend.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Firstly, there are no 'official' Heisman Trophy candidates as any school can create a campaign to promtoe their athletes in the Heisman race. Baker Mayfield is one of the leading candidates based on how he's fared the past two years. Your only eight players statement is factually inaccurate

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  • Ahmed Chowdhury Asks: In your opinion, do you think Russell Westbrook deserves to win the NBA MVP? I picked Lebron James to win. However, I think we should have a co NBA MVP, which is James Harden, and Russell Westbrook. Thanks.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Westbrook is the clear cut winner IMO of the NBA MVP. If he's not then something is drastically wrong with the system. It's not even close. 

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  • jakefromstatefarm_116 Asks: Jim, thank you so much for taking questions even though that these are tough times. God bless you and Jan. I just wanna ask how often you watch UFC in recently weeks and what do you think about Cormier and Johnson this Saturday?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Deep waters for DC to survive but he;s who I'm pulling for without question.

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  • Jeremy Samples Asks: Looking forward to attending both Orlando Ringside shows! Are your BBQ products available at the shows? Also, with Baseball season coming up, do you follow the sport? Any favorite teams?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    We hope to have some products on sale at our Orlando shows but that;s still a bit up in the air. I generally tag into baseball during the playoffs so I don;t have a dog nt the hunt right now.  

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  • Hotty Toddy Asks: Your thoughts on GSP making his return to UFC? Who would like to see him in the Octagon with?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    UFC, like WWE, needs all the main event attractions that they can muster so getting GSP back is huge. I;d love to see him fight Bisping or Nick Diaz. 

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  • Ahmed Chowdhury Asks: I remember asking you how difficult it was to see Texas Football who were not succeeding under coach, Charlie Strong. Now that coach, Strong is in UCF, and Tom Herman is with the Texas Football, my question is do you think the Texas Longhorns poses a threat to your Oklahoma Sooners in terms of competition? To me it seems like coach Herman is a competitive coach who is going to make Texas Football better again, him and his coaching staff would help Texas Football to become a National Champion. Thanks.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    I have no desire to see Texas win a national title in any sport. I am an Oklahoma Sooner fan. We welcome the competition.   

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  • Ahmed Chowdhury Asks: I watched ESPN 30 for 30 on last Saturday and the documentary was about XFL Football which was created by Mr. McMahon. I heard your voice when you called some of the games, and I am wondering how come you never appeared on the interview when ESPN conducted them, although Mr. McMahon appeared on the interview so many times. Also, why did Mr. McMahon picked you to do XFL games broadcasting? Thanks.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    The reason that I wasn't physically on the XFL 30 for 30 is because I wasn't contacted to be a part of it. I would have been happy to if asked. I assume McMahon hired me to do football was because he felt like I could do the job. Wouldn't that be logical? 

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  • Eamonn1983 Asks: Hi JR. As always, much obliged for being this accessible. Question; Do you think GSP and UFC agreeing terms has anything to do with McGregor and Rousey being off the list for the year? It didn't look like it was going to happen until quite recently.
    J.R.'s Answer:

    Of course it does. UFC needs immediate star power and GSP provides that . Selling PPV's is all about featuring main event attractions of which UFC needs to add to their roster and St Pierre is a bona fide star who sells PPV's. 

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  • Eamonn1983 Asks: Hi JR. Unless it's a massive play for leverage and promotion, it looks like McGregor and Mayweather really do want to fight. The UFC is obviously a huge stumbling block. One of the arguments against McGregor breaking out on his own that I've heard is it'll send MMA the route of boxing and ruin it. They say if boxing brought back strict rankings a la UFC and looked like a competitive sport, it would win people back. I'm a complete armchair fan and too young to truly have appreciated boxing at its height in the 80s & early 90s but I'd have thought most people tuned in for stories and personalities rather than "sport". What with your career in promotions, do you have any thoughts on that argument about boxing and the McGregor Mayweather situation? Has boxing declined because of a lack of personalities or disorganisation? Would the UFC be risking their long term future letting McGregor fight Floyd or should they check their collective ego and agree on a number?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    There is likely too much money at stake for this presentation to not happen at some point in 2017. Smart promoters and talents don't like to leave money on the ground.  

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  • MariahCareyLover Asks: Hey JR Where do you stand on people that did/people think they did who too PEDs I haven't heard so much in other sports but for the last 5 6 years it has been a huge conversation around baseball Hall Of Fame announcement time. People say 1985 to 2005 so many people were doing it if you wanted to have a career you had to do it too or "Well he was a HOFer before he did it so it is different for him" Football basketball whatever what do you say?
    J.R.'s Answer:

    I stand on the fact that the stats, numbers should be what matters. PED use is hard to document/proove. 

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