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"Christmas. Derrick Henry just gave Nashville a holiday gift, and I mean, the gift that keeps on giving. And for those of us who are watching from afar and looking at the playoff implications, and the potential the AFC just got another little wrinkle to it to start week fourteen. I told you I've been giddy about this weekend in the NFL, and I'll probably feel this way the closer we get to the end of the year, and then postseason in January. But I love this final month, especially when you have so many possibilities. We've worked so hard. Oh my gosh. We've we've been in concussion protocol. Sometimes I feel like I belong there all the time. But we've got aches and pain the mental grind. It's not quite like what the players are feeling this time of the year, but we've gone through the ups and downs the ebbs and flows, and we finally got into crunch time say it with me Kerns time, and that that is the the the goal right to get to this point to still be standing survive in advance. And now whether you're in your fantasy playoffs or whether you have a team like a real team team that is poised to make the postseason. This is when the season starts to be. Start to be a little more pressure packed. You get that sense of urgency. The tension you can feel it in your gut. We're not even in the playoffs yet. But because every single game matters so much in football. Fans. Get nervous fans. Get even more engaged. And we finally get to see how this whole puzzle piece is gonna fit together. So cool wall we start with a record setting performance from the two thousand fifteen Heisman Trophy winner. Who may that's a may see one of his fellow Alabama. Star's end up with the Heisman. Now three years later. You know, the Heisman Trophy ceremony is this weekend and to Tango villa just won the Maxwell award for player of the year in Atlanta on Thursday evening, though, Cuyler Murray from Oklahoma walked away with the day the O'Brien award as the nation's top quarterbacks. That's synthesis up for what could be while. We have no idea. It could be a close. Bo certainly should be a compelling Heisman Trophy award ceremony on Saturday night. It's after hours with Amy Lawrence on CBS sports radio. It's our final show of the work week. That's also got me a little bit giddy. I got an Email from the boss on Thursday afternoon. And he said, oh, I listened to most of your show last night. Whoops. He said something about you called yourself Kuku, which he was a little cuckoo. He's probably awake and not fully cognizant. But I think the word I used was goofy not Kuku anyway, great, the boss, listen to the show in which my brain, and my mouth were not in sync and the kind of show that I walk away. I wonder what in the world did I say it's one of those nights where I just I couldn't quite get it all together, and I said some really goofy stuff so great. Thanks, boss. He get listened to one of our shows, which I'm on point. And I wish I could say I've I've ever had the perfect show. But usually the perfect show is gone. The dream of the perfect show is gone within the first ten minutes. We'll see if we can get that to fifteen minutes. This this night on the show survival show of the workweek watch the boss. Won't tune into this one at all. And you know, we usually use this final Thursday night into Friday morning as a prep for the weekend. That's coming up and football now different in college football. We have army navy, which is awesome. But of course, we are done with the regular season. We know the college football playoff is looming in about three weeks. It'll be three weeks from Saturday. And if you are frustrated and upset the college football's over, maybe you're going to be Jones in maybe you go after the scores table like Rudy Gobert did you get injected from your game because you can't control your emotions? Right. College football. We'll be back soon because we'll have bowl season that stretches interminably. It feels like it goes on for months and so both season will be here soon. But you do have army navy and the Heisman coming up this weekend. And then you've got plenty of NFL games that will have ripple effects on the postseason and this one certainly did with the Tennessee titans. Moving to second place in the AFC south end with them getting above five hundred. They put themselves ahead of the colts. Now are they going to win the AFC south? It's a long shot. It's not an impossibility, but we know the Houston Texans right now have a death grip on that division. They've won nine in a row they've earned it. So if the Texans would come back to the pack while the titans have now won two in a row, they're playing some good football. Schussed another way to stir the AFC pot though. Because even if they don't grab that division title. They now have the same number of wins as the Steelers as the ravens. Potentially this weekend. The Broncos could get to seven wins the colts could also get to seven wins the dolphins could get to seven wins. And then what here's one thing. I don't deal on the show. I never tried to explain tiebreakers if it's passed like the first one which is head to head or if it goes past record inside your vision. I'm out like I'm just out then I just wait for somebody to tell me how the tie breakers go because they get too confusing and do not make for great radio. It's too frustrating to try to understand sometimes when they get data percentages and like the fourth and fifth tiebreakers. But what I do know is that you've got an NFL AFC while we're talking about the AFC. You got an AFC that is thick around the middle. Got a couple of good teams, though, they they're not setting any meteoric pace. But you've got a few good teams. Handful of good teams that will compete for those buys, and then you have a bunch of other teams. That are going to be jostling for playoffs over this final month. So we'll talk about the titans. Jalen Ramsey has. Some strong words for the Jacksonville Jaguars in the stretch, which they've lost eight of nine and you wonder how Doug Marrone will survive this. If Doug Marrone will survive, what has been a disaster for the team that went to the AFC championship a year ago. Wow. And I know it was a surprise. Then this is as big a surprise as what we saw from the Jaguars going into Pittsburgh last year winning that divisional game scoring buco points. And then having the lead against the patriots in the second half. This is just as surprising. Certainly there in the the category. If not the front runner for disappointment of the year in the NFL. So there's two sides to this Thursday night. Football coin we have a bunch of other games that will get you set for this weekend. Like the Rams and bears. The Cowboys and eagles. Also, the the chiefs and Lamar Jackson in the ravens. So major tests for the rookie quarterback there. Lots to get excited about their. Plus, we talked about there's some big college football awards to be handed out. I promised you on Twitter, and I will deliver. I've said it a couple of times actually over the course of this week. And I just haven't done it. So that shame on me. But I wanted to make sure I updated you on what's been going on with the show because if you are faithful listener, maybe you've noticed that we've kind of dialed back with some of the features and the the different things that we do with our social media. We haven't done that over the last four or five weeks and we've been working toward finding our next audio and video coordinator, and we definitely felt a void since Isaac left. But I think we're getting closer. So hopefully by Christmas by the turn of the year will have a someone firmly entrenched, a new member of our team, not just someone that, you know, we're going to plug in there behind the double paned glass, but we want someone who's going to be a member of the team and be valuable ally and asset for after hours, but there's been a bunch of loose ends that I've wanted to update you about. And I just haven't been able to do that. I don't know. Why maybe I was avoiding it. No. That's not it. I'm not really sure why we haven't busy. So I'll give you that. And I just wanted to kind of get through these last five weeks, and and to the point where we could make a decision and now deep breath, we're gonna hit the reset button, and we're going to start over we do miss Isaac. But we're excited for the next stage. The next few years. Let's hope let's hope we don't have to go through this process again for several years. So we'll do that coming up on the show as well. And we are excited to have Derwin James the rookie defensive back out of state into the NFL playing a major role for the Los Angeles. Chargers. They actually had practice cancelled on Thursday unexpectedly and he's going to join us about twenty five minutes from now. So we're excited that we'll have some time with Derwin James. He's a lot of energy on the field. I am going to assume he has a lot. Energy off the field as well. But he's he's among the best performers of this rookie class in the NFL. And it'll be good to talk to him about what the chargers justed in Pittsburgh last weekend and this final month of the season. And and remember he's a rookie. So all of this is happening in his first year. It's not like he's got the luxury of taking it easy. No. It's it's get on the field and go make a different than he was prepared. And is soaking it all in and his as doing such a great job really versatile in that defensive backfield for the chargers. And I think the defense has got some stars in its own right though. We often focus on the offense to be sure. So all of that is coming up on our show plus the significance of December seventh for me. Yes. It is Pearl Harbor day. Although right now in Hawaii, it is nine nine just after nine o'clock PM because Hawaii is five hours difference. So Alaska's four hours Hawaii. Five hours from eastern time. And we still have three half actually of our US time zones who are Thursday December sixth officially, but we'll we'll get there to December seventh and not only is it a Friday, which is awesome. It's also Pearl Harbor day, which is very significant for our nation. And I think he fitting that this is the week. We've spent so much time remembering the life and the contributions the sacrifices and the service of our first president who was one of the youngest navy pilots to fly in World War Two. And so the the fact that it's Pearl Harbor day that he was enlisted at eighteen years old. And that his his dad cried when he decided he was going to go and serve his country. All of these stories that we've had coming out. He's been laid to rest now in college station at his presidential library on the campus of Texas. Am and my mom sent me a text this afternoon that said the train the special. Train that was commissioned to carry him from Houston, and the church that he attended in Houston where there was a service today to college station. That train passed right through her town. And they're there.."