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"We'll get back to the NFL what unfolded wild card weekend will hear some of the great calls from the boys at Westwood One. And look ahead also to the numbers for next weekend, which is always a fun weekend. I, you know, it's funny jank's that we always talk about wildcard or divisional round weekend feel like because the big boys. Then come in the teams who had the by as the more exciting weekend the better weekend. It's going to be tough to top. What we just saw. It was a lot of fun this weekend. This was a great weekend for the NFL, and I don't wanna get into it. But it's nice to have the NFL focused on football fans focused on football. There's not all of these residual issues were focused on some very competitive. Some great games and one aspect that. I'm really interested in this next week is that especially when you look at the chargers coming off the ravens and the eagles coming off the bears. And I don't know how this is going to factor into my bats. But they had to take on some really physical defenses. Whereas the patriots, for example, they've had two weeks. They've had a chance to rest up. They've got a guy like Bill Belichick waiting on the charter. So we're gonna come in hurting from get beat up in their game. Yeah. Same thing for the eagles that bears defense. Joe credit eagles for winning. But the saints have been waiting and they're gonna come in. And I and I wonder how much that's going to be a factor in how much that is played into the lines. Yes. So we'll get into all of those lines. But the line tonight still at five and a half staying strong at five and a half. I believe the win. I look at it right now is at six, but everywhere else you look is five and a half the over under fifty six and a half and a couple of places mainly fifty seven wanna get into some of the props, and you've got a prop that you like, but my play for tonight. Is I took Alabama minus nine and a half. And I'm getting plus one sixty okay. I just these teams are so great. And the two times they've met in a national title as we heard from both our guests, Jim stocky and Don halls and all our listeners know they were classics. I just look at I thought Trevor Lawrence got off to a bit of a slow start last week against Notre Dame. Notre Dame loses their all American corner. They don't have the depth that Alabama does. So Julian love goes out. They take advantage of that. I felt like they struggled aside from the Travis homerun hit which you have to keep keep into account. But overall they struggled a bit to get things established. And I just look at this Alabama offense as one that will be able to handle Clemson a bit not saying they're going to steamroll him. But I think they'll give enough time. They've got a lot of. A lot of dynamic wide receivers that Notre Dame didn't necessarily have. They got a better quarterback the Notre Dame. So I like Alabama a lot in this game. I didn't wanna take him straight up at the five and a half. So I took him minus nine."