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February 20, 1:24 PM ET
Chat with ESPN Radio's Scott Van Pelt

ESPNRadio.com
  (11:25 AM)

Bad news, folks: SVP won't be able to make it today. However, we will still be chatting here during the show at 1p.

ESPNRadio.com
  (12:59 PM)

It's 1p on Thursday, so you know what that means. It's time to chat while listening to Tirico & Van Pelt! Wooo!!!!

Steiny (NYC)

Who would you take No. 1 overall in the NFL Draft?

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:00 PM)

Spergon Wynn.

Lisa (White Hall, MD)

Hello Frank...how are you today?

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:01 PM)

I am well. A little under the weather, but the Yankees are on television and Pops Mensah-Bonsu signed with the Spurs, so everything is coming up roses today. How are you doing and how is everyone else here?

Lisa (White Hall, MD)

Are the guys in Disney today?

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:02 PM)

Erik Kuselias is in Orlando. I'm not sure about Mike and Scott. I'll ask around.

Lisa (White Hall, MD)

I here you Frank...finally made it to Patient First yesterday...I have been sick all week...

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:04 PM)

It got warm up here for a few days before getting real cold and windy again. I think it has messed with the health of more than a few people I know. But we all shine on.

I-like-iowa-teams (NEIowa)

Game OOOOON!

I-like-iowa-teams (NEIowa)

They fix ya up all right Lisa? Good to hear you made it in to the doc. I'm awaiting the ice storm bearing down upon my area. Good times, gotta find my candles.

I-like-iowa-teams (NEIowa)

So sports talk, what do yall think of Vick? Are they going to further suspend him or let him play?

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:07 PM)

I don't see how you could suspend a guy after he's spent a couple of years in jail. I love dogs, but I think he has more than paid his debt to society. If I was the GM of a bad team or one with a struggling offense, I'm signing Vick, drafting Tebow next year and running the craziest Wildcat offense ever.

Lisa (White Hall, MD)

If Goodell remains consistent, then he will be suspended further, ie Tank Johnson

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:09 PM)

The absence of SVP seems to have scared everyone away today. Tragic.

I-like-iowa-teams (NEIowa)

See, I agree that when you've paid your debt to society, you don't punish him further. But there's a real mob mentality out there - the same people calling for A-rod to face consequences think vick should be further punished, and I'm afraid they might be listened too.

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:11 PM)

Ah, the sight of live baseball on television. Spring is near!

I-like-iowa-teams (NEIowa)

There was no chat update on the espnradio mainpage, most people probably didn't expect it to be held. I know I didn't think it was being run today.

I-like-iowa-teams (NEIowa)

*shudders* I can't stand baseball on TV. I love listening to baseball, but can't stand watching it.

Lisa (White Hall, MD)

We took our almost 4 year old to his 1st game last summer....he absolutely loved it...he is already asking to go back again...

I-like-iowa-teams (NEIowa)

So who are the Lions going to take with their first pick?

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:14 PM)

Probably Stafford, though I'd be more inclined to pick an offensive tackle.

Lisa (White Hall, MD)

I think they are going to take Stafford - not sure that is the best way to go though...

Lisa (White Hall, MD)

Ready for Spring to arrive...looking forward to opening the windows up and airing the house out...

Lisa (White Hall, MD)

Frank - you and I are on the same page...

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:16 PM)

Great minds think alike. Did everyone hear that Tiger Woods is back? I know he doesn't usually get too much media attention so you may have missed it...

Lisa (White Hall, MD)

I guess I missed that one Frank

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:18 PM)

73 degrees and mostly sunny in Tampa, FL. Very similar to what we are experiencing here in Bristol today.

I-like-iowa-teams (NEIowa)

I was hoping he'd lose, that'd throw a monkey wrench in the establishment!

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:20 PM)

DayQuil is tremendous. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who is trying to function through illness.

I-like-iowa-teams (NEIowa)

I've been wondering why Stafford is rated higher than Sanchez, when everyone says Sanchez is better in everything but his arm strength...

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:22 PM)

Stafford is more of your prototypical NFL QB, but apparently Sanchez performed better on the mental stuff at the combine. Problem is Sanchez didn't start for too long at USC, so he's more of a mystery than Stafford is. I think that's why things are as they are.

Lisa (White Hall, MD)

I would follow the 'Bill Parcels' way of building a team and draft a left tackle...the Ravens did this with Ogden years ago and look how well that turned out for them

Lisa (White Hall, MD)

omg...is it just me and Iowa chatting today...how funny

Kylie (Austin)

Lisa!

Kylie (Austin)

I'm having to use the breakroom computer during lunch... how lame is that?!

I-like-iowa-teams (NEIowa)

AHA! The epic return of Kylie!

I-like-iowa-teams (NEIowa)

Getting on chat MacGuyver style is never lame.

Kylie (Austin)

Sorry! I got a new job and can't be a regular anymore... restrictions or something :)

Lisa (White Hall, MD)

Kylie...

Lisa (White Hall, MD)

Great to see you online Kylie...

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:25 PM)

How does it make everyone feel that this is the first Spring Training without a team in St. Petersburg, FL since 1914?

Kylie (Austin)

I'm happy to be here too, you have no idea.

I-like-iowa-teams (NEIowa)

Detroit seems to have so many needs, I would almost say take their second late 1st round pick and trade it for a pair of 2nds or better. There are going to be a lot of quality running backs and tackles still available 2nd round I think...

Lisa (White Hall, MD)

Did SVP make it to the MD/Duke game last night?

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:28 PM)

I have no idea. I haven't seen him in a while.

I-like-iowa-teams (NEIowa)

Honestly Frank, I dunno. I don't follow baseball enough to really have an opinion. Cowherd brought up Boston trying to con their spring training home into building them ANOTHER stadium, despite how nice their current one is... that one bothers me quite a bit.

Joe (New Haven)

I'm still upset the Dodgers left Vero Beach. The heck with St. Shmeetersburg.

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:29 PM)

What about when they left Brooklyn? How did that make you feel?

I-like-iowa-teams (NEIowa)

This has to be a new record for SVP chat, 4 people attending :/ Its like Favres Interception record - its not one you really WANT to earn

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:30 PM)

Everyone is obviously in Orlando for ESPN The Weekend.

Kylie (Austin)

Yall are talking baseball and that is boring... so...

I-like-iowa-teams (NEIowa)

Lets talk Hockey!

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:33 PM)

Or curling.

Lisa (White Hall, MD)

what is new in your world Kylie>

Kylie (Austin)

Sidney Crosby is pretty cute... :)

Golden Bear (Berkeley, CA)

Hockey you say? GO SHARKS!

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:34 PM)

I'm going to put Golden Bear and Berkeley together and tell you that you have a very nice campus.

Lisa (White Hall, MD)

anyone have big plans for the weekend?

Golden Bear (Berkeley, CA)

Why thank you. Strawberry Canyon is great. Can"t wait for College Gameday to make their long overdue stop there.

I-like-iowa-teams (NEIowa)

I'm off to a wine tasting, I love me my wines.

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:37 PM)

I hope you are enjoying coach Boyle's time at Cal. Her Richmond teams were always real good.

Kylie (Austin)

I have a friend from hs coming into town on Fri night... then volleyball on Sunday... You have plans Lisa?

I-like-iowa-teams (NEIowa)

Eric's going to be talkin 'bout vick with Donnie edwards in a sec

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:39 PM)

Erik is a real cool dude and a former lawyer (fun fact!).

Lisa (White Hall, MD)

My girlfriends little girl turns '3' tomorrow so we are heading to her birthday party...my 4 year old and her 3 year old will make a mighty cute couple one day

Golden Bear (Berkeley, CA)

I can't believe what she's done there for the Cal women's bball team. From winless in the PAC10 to top 10 nationally

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:40 PM)

I called the game last year when Cal got eliminated and it was clear that they were going to be a national powerhouse this year.

Lisa (White Hall, MD)

I love Erik...wish he was on everyday

Kylie (Austin)

Will there be adult activities there? Like a margarita machine?

Golden Bear (Berkeley, CA)

Also, Erik can you give me a "YA THURSDAY!!"

Lisa (White Hall, MD)

there are always adult activities at the kids parties...otherwise the adults won't want to attend

Kylie (Austin)

Good call.

Kylie (Austin)

Frank darling, how are you?

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:43 PM)

A little under the weather, but hanging in there. It's almost DayQuil time again. How are you?

Kylie (Austin)

I'm good! A little sleepy b/c I had vb last night until midnight... I missed you guys.

Lisa (White Hall, MD)

We have missed you as well Kylie

Kylie (Austin)

:) You and I have been keeping up pretty well though... Frank on the other hand isn't very social on FB, at least not to me...

Lisa (White Hall, MD)

Not with me either Kylie...I am a little disappointed...

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:49 PM)

I'll get around to it. It's been an uber-busy month up here.

Kylie (Austin)

yep...

I-like-iowa-teams (NEIowa)

Uh oh, Frank's in the doghouse! Have a good one yall, I gotta pretend to go back to work.

Lisa (White Hall, MD)

Have a good week Iowa

Lisa (White Hall, MD)

We will believe it when we see it Frank...

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:51 PM)

I have a bunch of people to get back to. I started to last night, but then the illness forced me to sleep.

Kylie (Austin)

Thats weak... ;)

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:53 PM)

I'm getting by on DayQuil and TheraFlu today. Has anyone ever used TheraFlu before? Nastiest taste ever.

Kylie (Austin)

I don't get sick, so no. I did have the flu once, 4 years ago... that sucked. Haven't been sick since though.

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:55 PM)

It's a powder you pour into a cup of hot water. Then you have to drink it in 15 minutes without passing out from the smell or taste.

Lisa (White Hall, MD)

Wait until you have kids Kylie...they are little germ factories

Lisa (White Hall, MD)

I have used TheraFlu before...not the greatest taste but it does work...

Kylie (Austin)

alright, I better head out too guys. It was nice to see you again. Give SVP my best! :)

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:56 PM)

Godspeed.

Lisa (White Hall, MD)

Bye Kylie

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:59 PM)

Word of warning: next week's chat will take place on my birthday eve's eve. Be prepared.

Lisa (White Hall, MD)

Frank - is anyone left besides us?

ESPNRadio.com
  (1:59 PM)

I don't think so. One minute left. The floor is yours.

Lisa (White Hall, MD)

Not much left to say...have a great weekend Frank

ESPNRadio.com
  (2:01 PM)

Haha. Well said. Thank you for making up 33.3% of the chat today. Hopefully we'll be back at full strength next Thursday. Have a pleasant week. Same to you, invisible folks.