Rams, Saints, Patriots discussed on CBS Sports Radio
Get together here on CBS sports radio. Jerry, Mack hanging out with you. Can I thank dick Romeo, NUP prop and on the show with us today? He's a great guy. Great coach just a good person who I had the pleasure of getting to know during his time down in Philadelphia. I didn't get the belly till after coach it finished coaching up. The eagles in Super Bowl with them in one thousand nine hundred eighty when I was in college. But I did make it down there in my late twenties to do sports talk radio and dick was still emeritus. One of Philadelphia's sports sons and was doing commercials down there and for media work in a like, he was on ABC at the time doing college football analysts work and took a whole bunch years off from coaching between the eagles before he got back in and took over the Rams, and of course, won the championship with them. But I got to know dick during his broadcasting time dime away from the sidelines, and it just a class guy. I asked him during the week if he would come on. He's a gay be driving south. He's heading down to Florida when I guess extended family vacation and his phone went out on me didn't charge it enough on the way down yesterday. So when he got to Florida at the time that he was supposed to be on the air it already passed. So he call. Yesterday while I was on the air. And I got my phone sitting next to me charging is a matter of fact, and I hadn't turned down the ringer. So my phone rings while I'm in the midst of doing the show yesterday. And I just turned the volume down an icy missed called decorah meal and within two minutes, he texts me and apologized profusely so sorry phone died. Bubba can I do something for you tomorrow. Sized said yet coach if you want to come on board game start will have on right about two forty eastern. If that school and technically back, whatever I can do for your Doug deal. Jody and are tell my producer may engineer, Billy Jacques and Tommy Di would probably wouldn't guess about dick per meal, and I did I did more texting too. I didn't speak to him till we got on here. We just exchange text Dixon his eighties. Now, he's always had that youth will look dig per meal. Doesn't look eight years old. He's sure as hell does. And and if you just quit the interview he doesn't found eight years old either. But he is in his eighties now, and he's like texting fiend double-check. We changed the tax last year last night while I still on the air and said can come in tomorrow to forty he said gas, so I sent him attacked about an hour before he was supposed to come on you. And I now from now we still good coach you didn't get back to me immediately. That's a little worried when the show started. But within ten minutes twenty minutes started show, he takes back. His text response was okay. With a yellow thumbs up a glass of wine and a football didn't take dig Ramiro was going to be a big emoji guy. But he had more emojis than he had letters in his tax. His texts was to letters o and k and three emojis thumbs up a little glass of wine and football. So he's getting ready for an afternoon of football. Like, we all are saints Rams are officially underway. I play from scrimmage was an Ingram or Kamara off. Right tack on that goes Kamara for hotel. I miss a I play. I play was incomplete. So the saints looking at an early third in one ear against the Bacher. Sue, Donald frontline of the Rams. Yes, I'm on the record. I'm taking the Rams to pull the mini upset today. Caught an upset you have to quote it upset because there is a favorite in a game. And that would be the saints by three points. If you believe home field advantage accounts for three points. And that's what Vegas believes it for two teams met on a neutral field. Then you would say there is no home field advantage. And if one or two teams is home how much do you move the line in their paper above and beyond? What would be on a neutral field, and it is usually considered a three point advantage to beat home fainter at three point favorite at home, which means on a neutral field. They couldn't separate these two teams. They think they're that close in talent and sitting on abilities and will meant them in the light both of them coming off their wins in the divisional championship series last week. That was in part. The reason why I was leaning toward the Rams in his game. Because I was more impressed with their effort against Cowboys last week than I was that of these saints in beating the eagles. They did rally for me early fourteen nothing deficit and yet a defence shutdown eagles completely dare after eagles. Did nothing offense over. In the final three quarters that game. But the Cowboys running game was completely stymied. By the Rams last week. And I was impressed by that. So I picked the Rams for those of you who are loyal followers here to the Jody MAC show on CBS sports radio on the weekends. Prior to started the season way back on Labor Day weekend. Yours truly pick the Los Angeles Rams. And the Pittsburgh Steelers to make the Super Bowl that didn't quite happen. Because dealers did not qualify you need to actually make the postseason to be able to make the Super Bowl. And the Steelers came up short in air division site new at best. I was only getting one of two home. And I'll be completely honest with you the last time I got both teams right to make it to the Super Bowl shoot. I don't even know what Super Bowl number was probably the high twenty s we're now coming up on fifty three Super Bowl twenty twenty. Look this up for me real fast. TD today. Packers patriots. Homegrown against sells ninety four ninety five ninety six season ninety seven Super Bowl. So we're now in two thousand eighteen season two. So it's been thirty years since I got both participants right? Many a time I've gotten one out of two you get one right? And you get the other one wrong ought together. Too often I taken over to collar and when you go over to neither teams make the playoffs. That's when you gotta kinda bear your head and Shane I've only had a few of those. Thank you, very much that would be embarrassing, but I'm not getting both right. This year won't be a repeat of thirty plus years ago, and I didn't have the Packers and the patriots this year. Anyway, I wasn't gonna pick. Chalk which I thought was the patriots. I didn't necessarily think eagles with the truck, and you know, quasi-legal guy doing shows down in Philadelphia. But I didn't know that they were the favorite. I thought the saints will just as much a favorite as the Rams were. So I took a and the Packers always get their fair share picks people thought that Minnesota being in the championship game by adding a Kirk cousins that actually made themselves championship level contender. I thought the Rams were the team to beat in the NFC any AMC pick the patriots. If the Rams were considered the favorite in the NFC. I never take both Revich. You'll never see me do that unless I'm so it's so lopsided. And so heavy ended I'm not afraid to take favorites. But it's kind of cheesy and you shouldn't get a whole ton of credit. If you pick favorites on both sides. So when I knew I was gonna take the Rams who in my mind were the favorites in the NFC, even if they might not have been the Vegas favorite. I wanted to take the patriots in the AFC who were the favorites there. So I had to go searching for a team. I couldn't take Kansas City. 'cause I didn't know what Mahomes was going to be. And again, if you're a loyal. Listener here. I said Mahomed could be anywhere from a bust to a superstar right off the bat because I knew how much talent I knew the skillset we were talking about that. He could just don't call hit the ground running and explode. But I thought that might be severe growing pains as well. So I couldn't pick the chiefs while they were no growing pains Patrick bombs, and that's why they are in the game today. And that's why they are favorite along with the patriots who are should always be eight favorite basically every single year until both Brady and Bella check annex themselves from Boston. I thought Pittsburgh was a legit shot. I thought Houston could win their division and they did. But I didn't think they were going to the Super Bowl. I wasn't going to pick against the patriots in east. So I had to have somebody coming out at that division. If I wasn't gonna Kansas City, and I didn't even pecans depict took a shot would Denver a lot of people opt on chat charger bandwagon and dot the charges with the team to come out of the AFC before the year started. I didn't I thought they were a little overrated by the major insiders, and and fell pundits before you started native really nice year. They didn't make it to the final four. We know they got beat last week. But I didn't think going to the Super Bowl. So the Steelers word the logical team to me. I thought that they'd be tested in that division that the ravens would make tough form. And that the Browns were going to be improved. But the Steelers going to be able to win that division and then. They get it rolling. I did not think this was the year that lay beyond bell was going to go. Oh, yeah. I'll stay out all year. Not just hold out till camp. Not just show up first game nights to shop in season one. I still get a full year's credit for I'll stay home for the entire season. Not the John Connor didn't hold up his ended a bargain filling in for beyond. But I thought he was going to be a major contributor for the Steelers. And I didn't know the drama. It's going to continue with. Antonio Brown as well. Which I don't know, by the way. Did you see the tweet from an Tonio Brown? I guess was late yesterday. Maybe you're earlier today. I tweeted directly to the Pittsburgh faithful in talking about the passion of the Pittsburgh football fan. He did want to make sure that everyone understood that his kind words were not a good by just a thank you to Steeler nation. Love when people do that. They tell you what it's not. When it's exactly what they're trying to say they want to dress. It up is one thing but handled handed off as another. People do this all the time with when they say. With all due respect. You know, what's gonna come immediately after with all due respect someone saying something that they're showing you a lack of respect for every single time. Anytime anybody ever says with all due respect. It means they're about to disrespect you. And that's what this is. It's not a good bye. It's just a thank you still a nation. Oh, he's opening the door for goodbye. He wants to get it on record that he loves Steeler fans before he pushed the envelope in. Pittsburgh pushes him out the door. Antonio Brown is playing somewhere else next year. I we do have a I scorn game. Saints move the ball down the field pass into the end zone. Didn't see a was might have been tight end got his hands on the ball. Arnold coulda pulled it in didn't was defended on the play. But he did get bowl Dan's on a bond couldn't come down with it in the back of the end zone on third down New Orleans has to settle for a will lutts feel but about four minutes into the game. Saints have gone down the field and drawn first blood three nothing New Orleans early in their game against Rams will stay on top of the game for you all day. You want to start to talk about the game yet to be played the chiefs and the patriots. I've got forty five minutes open phones. Here this hour. We'll get a chiefs up guest up from Arrowhead to start our number three. But next forty five. I if there's something that you see in game that reather annoys, you gets under your skin that you can't believe you wanna share it on the air with me. I'll keep you updated. And you don't have to go looking for the score anywhere else. I'd keep on top of the score. And we can also talk about it. Eight five five two one two four two two.