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Great news. There's a quick way you can save money, switch to Geico Geico could help you get great coverage at a great price, and it only takes fifteen minutes to see if you could save fifteen percent or more on car insurance go to Geico dot com today and see how much you could save the most intra interesting question of the day was just asked off the air by Mikey seat. Mel, are you still getting those Jerry Maguire checks? I said, yes. And you are. Well, yeah. Yeah, you get up. If I periodically, I'll look at the mouth. Oh, there you go. Check for for doing Jared being between it. Two, three dollars, the twenty hours fifty. It's it varies. It depends on, I guess how many times the Moos rented rentals. I don't. I don't know how they do it a US question. If I'm getting a check once in a while for five dollars, ten dollars, whatever it may be heavy people. Remember I did that. Mike to Rico is with me for for Jerry Maguire. I remember the players Drew Bledsoe was out there and more variety of players were there that were involved in the just I mean, if you if you, if you went to get a little popcorn, you miss me on on the humvees. So you know. If you went down, we even had your popcorn and you just look down and you look back. I remember you. Well, Mel really know you then. Yeah, it was a blink blink of an eye, but I do. It's interesting. We always laugh when we see that come in for however much it is resilient. How many, how do you how to movie production companies begin to continue to pay residuals to all the people along. All right. Well, done so congrat- you're gonna keep getting those forever. Good question. Mike. You see, all right, let's get back to football, shall we? It's a monster game in Baton Rouge. Of course, Georgia and LSU in at tiger stadium, not at night. Maybe that helps Georgia, but in the afternoon, Ian Fitzsimmons of Freddie and Fitz Simons is there covering that for ESPN radio, and then you're off to Atlanta for the Buchan ears and the one and four, falcons, Ian good to have you with us, man. What is the single biggest. Question that you're looking forward to having answered when Georgia battles LSU today, I'll let them know if anybody remembers the name of the star quarterback that left Jerry Maguire in the hotel room. Melwood Mel, what is it? I know it, you know, what is it the in? I mean, I, I've been quote one scene from you. Look guys. Kush is on the big screen. Again. Hey, I. Who slash I miss what I did radio all the years with Ian does one thing that nobody else does starting. You never done it since we've been working together. You have never talk about. Let's talk pro grid college grid. Oh, man, Ian, does that would lead in progress go procreate or. Right? He. And how many times did you say every I did with you? Twenty years. Maybe we're bringing the one. Now type by junior. College grid. We've got a program. We'll begin today with the college degree holiday. Attack is, hey, we're flipping the script now Miskin you questions they and I, I wanna know from Georgia BULLDOGS standpoint, and I asked Todd, Todd, Todd, mcshay this the other day when I talked to him, how does it play out two, three years down the road which shake from and Justin fields, the two quarterbacks, the Georgia BULLDOGS. I get this one a lot 'cause I had Georgia Mel. I get South Carolina few weeks ago. The heat index about one. Oh, eight. I mean, I was gold bond day. Baby was hot, and that was early in the season and at South Carolina and people don't seem to understand this is Jake from team. Look, Justin feels as remarkable talent when he talked to some of the assistant coaches at Georgia, you know, like I did a pre game, you know, before the South Carolina game that guys at gravitated like their line, Sam Pittman told me even going back to last season seniors gravitated to Jake from he's a natural leader. This is from team feels will. Have his shot, but not this year and only minutes to be next year. They'll use him sparingly every now and then, but this is Jake from team. It's not is there's no quarterback controversy. Heck, there's not even a competition. This is this is all about shake from. That's it. End of conversation completing what seventy, two percent of his passes. They've got not one not two, three running backs averaging at least five yards a carry. Let by Elisa Holyfield is every what over seven yards a carry and they all follow one guy both sides of the ball, and that guy is Jake from. And the reason I asked is because of this listener say, why you asking about Jake from is the guy because Justin feels was the number one player coming out of high school. He's a freshman, then it'll be a sophomore. Then it'll be just so is he gonna wait until his senior year to be the starting quarterback. That's why I wondered we'll always quarterback and if I'm not the guy and I'm going, how long will Justin fields be satisfied being the backup to Jake from? Don't know. I mean, that's question for Justin feels and he knew where he was going. With the moment he signed with Georgia yet. So this is one, you know, I have one coach also tell me this and we're sticking with sticking with movies, right? He says, you know, from has this moxie about him and then he started chuckling going and what are you laughing at coach? He said, you know, you kinda reminds you the movie that bad awful, but great movie varsity blues. When the star quarterback went down with an injury last year mock comes in and leaves the west canyon. Kanai whatever. They read the coyotes, west Kane, and coyotes. You know, to to a division title and arrests was still history. I mean, Jake Jake from is box than don't tell we get whipped with whipped cream bikini there. Is that what I was waiting for you. That's what I was about to saying. You remember that in every other one of us remembers a whipped cream bikini, create Mckee, man. It was whipped cream zucchini Jacob or FOX, and. Or coretec took you. Too long to get there. Up, sorta let you follow everyone right now is remembering that scene, right? Like wow. Oh, yeah. If they don't, they. Yeah, exactly. All righty. And let's get to the NFL real quick. Of course you got Georgia LSU today, but you got Tampa Bay in Atlanta and James Winstons. I start of the season for the buccaneers. What are you most looking forward to in that one on ESPN radio tomorrow? Keep things. One figure trying to see if Atlantic and figure out what the heck is going on. I mean, this is a huge. I mean he's huge game Atlanta, Falcons. They lose their essentially done season's over respect. When you look at that division and then for the Tampa, you just mentioned the name. Jameis Winston, what got are we gonna see? Because as you mentioned, I start since the three game suspension fits got the started went from bits magic. It's tragic, right? What were the Tampa Bay bucks? So I, it's, it's really is that simple can stop and get something fixed. Julio Jones went, what's? What's he going now eleven games without a touchdown man. That's that's got to be easily the long stretch of his career. Can the falcons get whatever the heck is wrong, especially in the red zone 'cause they'll move the ball even going back to last season. They have trouble scoring in the red zone. That's number one. And then is this shame as team because this is coming up on a contract year? Is he there guy in Tampa, two simple questions answered tomorrow like like here today. You know this LSU team guys. I mean, they are. They're playing for their coach. I had him against week one against Miami, and they were all about coach, oh, because not a single one of basil believed that they could win that game. They did. They got number five, then they lose to Florida and the word here around town and as well. He can't be Florida. Here's at can't beat saving those. You told you we wrong. He he's not our guy. He can't get it done. Those. Those players are going to rally around their coach. They watch. It's going to be a hard hit football game here in Baton Rouge today. Actually, that's before we let you go. And if you look at right now from what you predicted in August, but what you've seen with your eyes and college football, who do you believe right now are the four best teams in college? Football Alabama's on a different stratosphere. Just go ahead and set down way up here. Okay. And then there's a drop off bam and I go with Georgia, Clemson, Ohio State. That's right. Oh, Notre Dame was Notre Dame in your thought processes at all. They're right there. At five to me. I know they weren't there. They were completely off the radar and think about this. If a conference gets to teams in and Notre Dame, how quickly going to eight boys as allies with that semi the several power five aren't getting those big old college football, playoff, Jack McMullen, which are almost as big as mel's, Jerry Maguire residual checks by the way. We'll, we'll hear you on the radio, Georgia LSU at Tampa Bay Atlanta. We must say goodbye, but always remember in you had me at Hello. Matteo's my friend. All right. Make sure you're listening tomorrow. Buchan. He is visiting one and four, Atlanta, Falcons. He said it. It's a huge game for Matt, Ryan and company presented. My vivid seats game begins at noon eastern on most of your ESPN radio stations, still ahead straight ahead. You got Chris Eka earlier. He gave you the three college games of the spread in his one NFL pick next up. You get a guy that's hotter than a firecracker right now picking college football game. Scott Spreitzer is seven and two in his last night. He's next with his three college games and NFL pick. You're going out with us good to have you with us to Dr Mel ESPN radio and the ESPN app. Geico presents eyewitness interviews with inanimate objects visit. Belinda Collins live on the scene of a recent hailstorm here to describe the events of bro. I was just hanging on the roof. When this gnarly storm starts dropping baseball sized hail. The shingles got beat up a few windows broken. It was savage digit, do anything to help, bro. I was in survival mode, your football. All can't help you in a hailstorm, but the guy go insurance agency can help you get covered for personal property damage, call gyco to see how affordable homeowners insurance can be, you know, who's red hot mailman our next guest joining us on the shell Pennzoil performance line, Scott sprites or hanging out with us. Now, of course out in Vegas, Dorian Mel ESPN radio always presented by progressive insurance, Scott seven and two in your college picks over the course of the last three weeks. So you're getting three more college games than another game from the NFL as well. But first off, what's the biggest thing that you've noticed that caught your attention trend wise out in Vegas? Well, I tell you what guys, as far as colleges concerned, not the sexiest of cards if you're not a sports better, but the spread does keep it interesting. And I would say that the biggest Joe's versus pros if you wanna talk about that real quick ole miss and Arkansas, where the rebels are laying six and a half to seven point. There's been about fifty six percent of the tickets which is basically the public on ole miss, but seventy three percent of the overall money coming in on the under. Dog Razorbacks and I think the average SEC fan would be a little surprised to see the sharps. Are that big on Arkansas this week, Scott were the public, whereas the public and the sharps in agreement where some liability for the books in terms of games this week. Well, I'll tell you one of the games that they're looking at right now happens to be that Georgia LSU game where they're both binding up, fifty six percent of the tickets and the money on LSU right now, unless you, of course, on the eight and one conference run and most lopsided bed college football side where they're all lining up, seventy seven percent of the public eighty seven percent of the money, Texas AM laying about two and a half it South Carolina, Scott. Let's roll through it. Give us your three college games that you like this week is you try to stay hot. I mentioned seven and to the last three weeks. Well, let's start by taking a field goal with Duke over the Georgia Tech yellow jackets, Duke have that extra week to prepare for the triple option. Not that they haven't faced before in conference play, but it always helps. And and they played well against John tech and recent meetings. And after the pair of horrible run deep inches, the jackets down, have to face a disciplined well-coached up unit that already shut down armies option earlier this season. Now dukes covered four and a roll on the road four, no four in a row in this particular series in my power writings actually have Duke winning this game by a touchdown. So we're taking the points with Duke that I play second play. We're gonna move to the big twelve and taking the points with ion. We stayed on Saturday night over West Virginia, and I tell you what there's no scarier place to stop. If you're a visitor in the big twelve at Ames, Iowa, it seems Jack try stadium. This team, the Iowa State cyclones struggled in their opener against Iowa. They lost that game thirteen to three, but they really represented themselves well ever since they were within seven of Oklahoma with about three minutes to go in the game, came within a field goal on the road at TCU. They hung forty eight in that straight up, went in Stillwater against Oklahoma state guys. I think this right now is the best two and three team in college football in Brock Purdy. He's started buying. Week, he's going to start this week with Kemp being banged up. I think he makes them even better because of his dual threat ability. They come into this on a twenty win six loss. One tie spread conference run or grab the points with the cyclones of that one. And then we're going to finally take Vanderbilt plus the points getting seven over the Florida, Gators listen, Kyle Shurmur has a thirty five to fourteen touchdown to anti ratio going back to the start of last season. He's better than two to one ratio. Again, this season, and he's going up against an offense. That's one dimensional Florida. Ninety ninth in passing yards per game. The ground attack is nothing to write home about even last week in the wind Philippe bay Franks goes just twelve of twenty seven with a touchdown, pick. I like Vanderbilt to cover that spread. Keep this one real close, Vanderbilt plus seven and a half in that game. Scott plus two and a half. I came kicks off. We were giving him three semi threat. You're right, exactly. Two plus three, twelve twenty kickoff there. I was state plus six and a half. So. Seven o'clock tonight at noon, high noon, Vanderbilt plus seven and a half. So three dogs for Scott in college football NFL. Why? Scott, you hit the under on the Browns ravens last week where you go on for your NFL best bet. Well, we're going to finish it up at one more dog guys. I'm gonna take the points whichever available out there right now with the Pittsburgh Steelers here they're getting it together an offense. Three of the last four games they've scored thirty seven thirty and forty one. They've owned this series. They've won six at a row and going back a couple of decades. Now they're on a twenty three and five run on the road in this series. The Steelers come in eight in the NFL in yards per game. Bengals are middle of the pack and most offense of categories. They're actually bottomed third and all important defensive categories. But I use in while Andy, Dalton, seven, a great year as far as completion rate about sixty six percent. He asked her seven picks in five games. I don't think this Bengals team at four and one is for real, and I'm taking the points with the Pittsburgh Steelers that is two points you get. I'm looking. I'm looking at. Various places in Vegas. So Pittsburgh plus two is the NFL pick great stuff, Scott, good luck to you. We'll talk to you next week guys. Thanks for rolling with us as we take up to ten o'clock eastern time. Mel trying to start a fight about how many teams should be in the plan? No, I'm just kidding. It's a conversation that we will get back into and what could come out of any potential. Notre Dame dilemma. This season in the eyes of the playoff committee will dive back into that as well as the biggest games of the day in college football. But we are underway in baseball's league championship series. Of course tonight, game number one, Houston and Boston in the American League. And last night we entered this afternoon game number two l. a. and Milwaukee after the brewers. One game number one held off a furious dodger rally in the ninth inning last night Milwaukee's bullpen. No. And the the interesting strategy that continues to be shown by Craig counsel. The brewers manager who just throws reliever after reliever after reliever after short start, and it worked last night, Tim, Kirk joining us right now, Tim. What's your biggest take? I mean, he used a lot of guys and the dodgers won't have to deal with hater again in game number two, but it was it works for what he's doing. What's your biggest takeaway from the brewers win last night and game one? Well, I think it was how creek council put such a sense of urgency into game. One of a of a seven game series is theory, and I love it. He knows this is the game that Clayton Kershaw starting. This is the game that we might have the hardest time to win. And when he saw a chance to win it, he brought his boss fever the best pitcher on the team out of the bullpen in the fifth inning to go three innings. I mean, that is highly unusual for a manager to do that. But he said, I gotta go and I gotta go now, and I love that is with the dodgers there. So explosive. He looked at a five run, lead four run lead and said, I gotta keep this exactly. Where it is, and the best way to do that is to bring in the really who has more strikeouts by reliever in any season. Since Brad lidge is historic two thousand four season. He held a right where it was, and that's exactly what to do because dodger still came back and almost one and Tim, the pitcher, you mentioned Clayton Kershaw and you think about, you know, Reggie, Jackson mister October, and others were called Mr. may and this and that which is do in the postseason that's which remembered for can you anybody you've talked to Tim, put a finger on what happens with Clayton Kershaw during the postseason, the cause, some of those struggles, what's what's caused that difference and domination to struggles when it most matters? Well, he's been way better lately as you know, but he was not getting last night and of course he got no help dodgers only team and major league postseason history may core errors and to pass balls in one game ever. But his velocity is not what it used to be. The zip on his fastball is not. What it used to be really baseball tonight at one thirty in the morning. Last night at Warno Peres made it abundantly clear. He's not an ace anymore, and that means not even close to being the great Clayton Kershaw for he's using. Oh, so he listens location and pitcher its own runoff from. So before it was impossible to explain how the best pitcher that some people have ever seen could fail in the postseason like he did, but I think there's a reason now he's just not the pitcher he used to be at the same time. This is baseball. This is the beauty of the game is that the best players aren't always the best players of those times. That speaks directly to the degree of difficulty of this game. All right. So before we dive into Houston, Boston, as we chat with Tim coaching here, Dory and Mel ESPN radio and the ESPN app reminder ESPN radio presented by progressive insurance with insurance for cars, home boats, motorcycles, RV's, and commercial vehicles at one eight hundred. Passive and progressive dot com. Now that Milwaukee got the one, nothing lead the rotation shapes out pretty well. Obviously, for LA with re you who's been good bueller, who's been good brains got to him early, but other than the grand slam as silly as that sounds on Sunday, he was pretty effective against Atlanta. And then after that Richhill, how does the series shakeout now knowing the way council used his bullpen in game one. Well, that's a great question. I had the dodgers by eyelash. Fourth series began with the understanding. Never underestimate rules, but the way they're playing the key is what you're talking about here, though die ten, the brewers do what they did last night seven pitchers use. Can they do that for a seven game series or those guys that if the completely pass and they win the game tonight without Josh Hader at all? That's the key question. So you gotta think the dodgers are better set with their rotation? Certainly, they hit the ball out of the ballpark president anyone. So I will stay with the dodgers with the understanding that brewers are not try with that. Would you want twelve games in a row all comes down to you? How can create council mixing monks through an entire series using that bullpen as much as seventy nine Oreo more relief. Any. Than starter innings. Two thousand cardinals more relief. Inning starter innings. Only time team has won a seven game series doing that. The brewers are gonna literate that this ever engaged here. Like it's all started. We have the defending World Series champion. They haven't had one repeat within about eighteen years TIMMY, and then you add the Red Sox were the dominant team in major league baseball during the regular season. The great series begins tonight. Who do you favor, Tim? And why? Well, again, I have the Astros by an eyelash over the Red Sox, but just to show you how committed I am, I picked the Red Sox win the World Series before the postseason began. And a week later I changed my mind because the Astros took apart the Indians. So systematically it was ridiculous. So I think the Astros starting pitching is slightly better. I think they're middle relief is likely, and they don't think they can run with with the Red Sox offensively. But man, this is the best the Astros that's foreign about all year with the way the Marlin Gonzales gotta going. It's a really impressive offensive team though, but that is a pick em series also and me. It all comes down to how healthy is Chris sale. What kind of last he we're gonna see tonight and maybe just as important, what is David price gonna do in game two because the Red Sox. Have no chance of beating the Astros without those guys being really good, and by the way, the Astros for what it's worth have a little bit arrest advantage on Boston as well. Tim kurkin with us here. It's funny. You brought up the Oriole. You should have heard last week, Tim, this was this. This was great. 'cause you know Mel, the Orioles when BUSTER only was talking and he said, essentially, it could be six to eight years before the Orioles are relevant. Again, poor Mel, I mean, you should have heard it was so depressed him. He almost even do the show this week after hearing that it was it was pretty pretty upsell have no interest in listening to Mel stop this week. So I'm gotta say not going to be eight years, but it's going ten today. Along. A while in my life in my lifetime him, I got to see the Oreos via the post season again. Now you have to look at it like, this is what the cubs it is. What the Astros did this with teams do they get really bad before they get good? The Orioles took they're really bad. An extra snack. This year was unnecessary to be that bad. The even exceeded going to be bad. Okay. Tim real quick. Before we let you run off mental and I did this hot-listing earlier today, the most must watch players remaining in the playoffs. If you had to pick three of the top of your head, who would they be. All right. Well, Mookie Betts is on the list. Yep. He's gonna win the AL MVP and the way he plays right field is just breathtaking. The Watchout athletic he is to is Jose altuve they only because he's five foot five. He's my height and he is the reigning MVP of the American League. And the way he plays the game is just amazing to me. Outscoring told me last year he's pound for pound the strongest player in the league, and he's one hundred sixty five pounds. And number three. I'm gonna go, Josh hater. Did you guys watch when he came into the game last night? Did you watch that crowd when he struck out all those hitters when he had fifteen swings? If this is in forty six pitch. It reminded me of our Bosque. There's something to it now and I'm telling you my basketball sometimes where the guy really, you know, comes down to make a great dunk. The whole place goes nuts including the team. I think to some small degree, that's what happens with Josh Hader comes in. It just starts blowing people away if fires up everyone, and he's a pretty exciting player to watch giving people eat strikes out these days. Those would be my three with apologies to a bunch of other players in this post-season. I gotta say one of us agreed with you and had hater on the list. Veigh when the list is well, Tim. Oh, yeah, that's that's true. Okay. Then the tiebreaker would be this. Let's see. Who's list you most agree with the won't tell you who had who Machado or yelich, who else? Which one. Oh God, they're both so good. I, I would have to go with yellow. Yes, because of the way swinging the bat. I'll stop is also grants watch. I had to three. I yell at you too, and I had bets at one. Right? That's pretty close to bills list. How about that? Yeah, I had Machado three hater to bets wants, so it's all good. We're, we're watching the same guys. It's no. No. All good, Tim, we appreciate it. Man, always good to have you on them. All right. I loved him. I love going to forget about my out to Impreza yourself for head, and you had just kind of happened that was forgot about what I said. I kinda did into what in one out the other. What was that? You just said, I deal with this every week. Jimmy Clausen amazing. By the way, don't forget the Rhode in the World Series goes right through he SPN radio catch all the postseason action presented by auto zone on ESPN radio, ESPN, radio dot com. And the ESPN app. Now you want to expand again. You just never happy Mel, never satisfied, never satisfied. And guess what? Your stinking fighting Irish might make it happen. We'll get there. It's ESPN, radio ESPN app how you feel in mailman always good. When I hear that. I'm just happy. We get to see West Virginia and a big somewhat big game tonight. Yeah, yeah. Plan, Iowa State names. I was better than the old two and three record. All right. So we're going to get there. We remind you, of course, during male always presented by progressive insurance, I'll guess join us shell Pennzoil performance line. It's been a good fun show. And we got into this debate because I was asking the question about Notre Dame. Let's say Notre Dame runs the table. They should now. That doesn't mean they will, but they should. They should run the table this season and they'll be sitting there undefeated in a conversation with if these teams continue the way they look like they are to us, Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, State, and Clinton in whatever order. They seem to be the four best teams from beginning of the year till now, but say that ends the season that way. And I realized Alabama and Georgia would play in Atlanta and the SEC title game. And so somebody would have a loss. But it wouldn't mean that they wouldn't be deserving of being in the playoff with one loss, especially if that's a close loss. Now you've got the committee having to decide do we like Notre Dame who's undefeated? And they've never been to the playoffs and it makes a great story and they. Got this national following yada, yada, yada, or do we look at them and say, you know what? They're undefeated. They took care of their business, but they're just not like those other four. What do they do at that point? And then you said you take Notre Dame, you do well, it's just, I don't think any. There's going to be a couple of the four that aren't that dominant Clemson, for instance, with that schedule and a freshman quarterback who that's reminds me of Notre Dame. Fair fair. I'm not saying that's fair. But by the same folk, would you would you favor at the end? You're not going to get a big edge either wakes up to say, clemson's gonna play an ACC championship game and and Notre Dame's in the clubhouse. It doesn't have to. But if you go to eight thirty and this is where it go back to last year, would it have been an injustice had Alabama, not been in that four spot and that four spot instead would have been Ohio State which you said that was an injustice Ella Bama should've gone? Yes. All right. But we'll say they didn't say go high of state, Alabama for as good as they were. Okay. And able to national champ wouldn't have made it had the decision been made to go with Ohio State that fifteen. That's Cinderella team. We talked about central Florida. Lashed here. I like having a Cinderella team to claims. They're still claiming we're national champ. Why can't we be national chip? We were undefeated. We beat Auburn in a bowl game. There were team when Cinderella's go to bowl games. They give it one hundred percent team. They're playing sometimes doesn't. So that's skewed a little bit. But for for what they're saying and the way they. Feel they think they're as good as anybody. Why say prove it when the games matter the most in a playoff environment, not in a bowl game that to them is big time and the team that they're playing may not be meaningless, but it's not a big deal. Okay. We snap in numerous times over the years. My thing is five conferences, five champions. Sometimes you have to teams from conference that are deserving. You had the independent, Notre Dame you had to Cinderella's, they it's UCF or whoever it may be that Cinderella story eight allows all of those teams in we're four eliminates a lot of teams. Now you can say, hey, it makes it better because, hey, if you're the fifteen, you have nothing to cry about because you probably lost a game and whatever had you gone into defeat that you would been in. But there's some cases where I can say for an Alabama last year, they lost the game, but at the end they we know they were the best team or right there with Georgia. Even that was a great game could have gone either way, but they would have been out completely in Ohio State would have been in. So I like eight. I think the more the merrier for that on what sixteen I don't want all of that. I think eight. At that point, they're going to worry about the ninth or tenth team, but for four, you worry about that fifteen. That's sixteen and I think eight would be perfect. I would watch the heck out of eight. I would be thoroughly entertained by eight, but I'm not dying to get there. Yeah. But I mean, I I'd live with. Beano cook with say, it's a heck of a lot better than it was. Okay. When you had the two and now you got four and now you, we always wanted eight. At least I always did, and I just look, I just look at the NFL Dari and say playoff to let it team in that say, you lost two games in September when you had all these injuries, and then all of a sudden you put the two losses destroy your chances. Even though you're playing as well as anybody at the end of the year, that eight would allow something like that to happen. A two loss team gets in its playing great. At the end of the year, all of those different circumstances that allow teams that we would be different from what they were to what they are will allow for eight and addition to the team that has that schedules and they don't deserve to be and they didn't play anybody, but they want him to fetal. We'll put them in and let's see if they are, they're going to, they're going to be Panera chest. They're going to be bragging about how good they are, put them in and let them show how good they are. Okay. And if they're not, they'll get beat. So that's why I like the eight for all those different reasons. All those different kinds of teams and kinds of scenarios would allow in for an eight and they're not for a four. I agree. There's another team out there, and you mentioned it's UCF if they're ever going to get a chance or a group of five teams ever going to get a chance to really compete for a national title and not make one up with Disney parades and everything else they're going to have to be an eighteen playoff. Again, I'm not dying for an eighteen playoff. I'm not dying for UCF to be in the playoff. And there's, I mean. It's thinks they can only play or they can play in what power five team wants to deal with you at UCF to get beat, right. Here's their schedule Yukon South Carolina state FAU pit. SMU today go to Memphis, not easy. Then they go to East Carolina temple. They've got navy at home, and then the last two games, Cincinnati in south Florida. Now, those are two teams that are currently ranked. They run the table. They have a case that would be. What twenty five straight wins over two years. I don't. Fourteen playoff yet. No case. Now with the teams we have now, not if we're sitting here making the case that Notre Dame couldn't even get in if they run it. Yeah, but an eight. You couldn't make a case. Okay with eight, you make if you have eight if you have eight. Okay. If you have eight, they had better be in. At that point? Yeah, that's my. That's why I think the intrigue is will allow those teams in because I don't like it when they go to a bowl when they win, they claimed grit, doesn't we know what bowls are for bowls of the elite teams that don't go the final four. It's a let down the bowl game. It's not a big deal for them. It's a huge, let's they're Super Bowl. So they're playing at a different level than their opponent, and it skews the the whole result. When you get into a playoff and everybody's giving me your best shot, then you could say, hey, we really earned it. We are right there. I wanna see that Cinderella in that environment. I did a bow environment, but in an environment of a playoff, and we're never going to ever see that Cinderella in a fourteen play see, runs the table. They're not deserving of being in a four because of the schedule. But in an eight, they would be. Good. I can't wait for the next UCF championship parade. They'd go back to back. Make sure you tune in for college football action today? Georgia battling Ilisu presented by Dr. Pepper coverage begins to thirty eastern on ESPN radio ESPN, radio dot com. And the ESPN app, Georgia LSU Washington, Oregon, Wisconsin, Michigan Mel. We have. We have elimination games in the Pac, twelve and big ten that's central Florida and Memphis. I know best player on the field. It's not going to be necessary. McKenzie. Milton is going to be Henderson the running back. Okay. Who I right now is one of the best running backs in college. Football is Darrel Henderson from the Memphis Tigers. Enjoy your football. My friend, you got about ESPN radio.

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