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Acting with Akshay Kumar

The Screenster Podcast

1:03:05 hr | 4 months ago

Acting with Akshay Kumar

"Hello this is the screens to put cost. And i'm georgie. And thank you so much listening. Actually cuma is an actor who i met at drama school anti since gone onto a pair in shows like homeland devs and pandora and films including star wars. I would sometimes have brief. But lovely chats with akshay in the corridors and trust me in an environment that cultivated a lot of competition to say the least. It meant a lot. I was really excited to catch up with akshay. I wanted to know what he was watching. Of course but before that we discussed side jobs fight scenes sifi social media and everything in between. I hope you enjoy the difference about you. Akshay is that from my point of view when we're at drama school you so incredibly talented and as you said you had representation from the off and yet you still so so personable and so open to people and so friendly and i just think there's a lot to be said for people who i think. Sometimes people quite success with being a bit of an asshole. And i have absolutely no time for that and i think you were so down to earth and yet you had all of this all of this kind of success reggie depending on what success means by me. Yes that was the whole point for some people. it's drama school and get representation. I also read the you when you're younger your mom signed you into dramas Into drama classes because she said you a painfully shy say. Did those like early drama lessons. Just help you gain that confidence. I think so so. She saw me up to a saturday. School could stagecoach. Which i think is still going that. Yeah yeah so. That was saturdays at the local look. Perfect school down like apps was my rival preschool. That i got you every saturday to do classes and they did. I think i was ten. And i think at the time. My mom was worried that go into high school. Just being terrified of human beings cousin. Mary I mean i had a big sister but i was very happy claim by myself all the time i didn't have action. Mental had power rangers had stupider toys. I was fine facilitates. Exactly sometimes But i think she. I think she sense that. I was really struggling in front of other people especially group to this day. I struggle struggling group situations at the time i was sort of. It was quite severe. From what i what i remember. So she threw these clauses and we had. It was only like three hours. You do like an hour of singing outward drama in an our danzig announced kind of your school day. And i hated drama and i hated singing but danzig was the only thing i realized i was good at so that sort of became my obsession was was at the time my sister had was was dancing at adult school down the road on saturdays and eventually i started doing both Did they the stagecoach line also did deal the dansko which was just hip hop ballet and tap or these amazing stuff and then eventually that came a point. Think drama came into focus again Maybe when i was fourteen. I think i'm finally. He was like this drawing she. Kinda coalition of officer quickly. So then they sort of side battling my head like what gonna win between dancing and acting and don't think came close and then eventually acting one just in time for auditioning for goes i think one and the thing about dancing as well is that It compliments the acting. I imagine even though you'll we are not not a professional dancer but you are an actor so but having that those skills and things can massively help as a performer reading. You'll see and i love the and the expertise you said you have a body popping which i have known that means a. It's it looks quite painful. It's quiz like what what it says on the tin just. That hallway shows a lot of that stuff. Stand up that stuff stop. So yeah so yeah. I killed shush. I think going to hip hop but the thing is with donaldson it has come in handy Particularly on this job. Just because there are some crazy action stunt sequences that i just i di- full i love and the stunt coordinator was a guy. We koshi food. He would call his guess. You're done this why you can do agree. That's why you know what to do in every single moment at even between the the the the the moves that i'm giving you you know what to do and you know how to shift your timing co gimme most sequences mattresses. I still ram. You'll clips of pandora because we can't unfortunately can we get The heavenly uk. just what. Tom yes season one ads during lockdown on the sci-fi channel Season to just started airing in the states as of sunday night But it will come. It will be released in the in the uk. I think early next year. So the first Told us that the the british actors which there are few that between january and march next year. we'll be airing in the uk. Awesome plugging yeah great. Full disclosure sci-fi is not my main genre by akshay because urine. I'm obviously going to watch it. But i find with. I don't know what it is about. Sci i just never. I never say the thing is if i sit down to watch it i will enjoy it by. Never choose to watch it. Because i'm too busy with romantic comedies. Basically fast will. You did the silent witness when you're younger dunedin A both silent witness and Extra supporting Awareness and louis which is like a remake of a review of older short covering the name of. Isn't louis louis. I think yeah. My dad loves that. Yeah yeah. I think i was when i was with my Next door on the show supporting artists to shoot myself. Yeah and then That was my first time on a film set and it was. It was terrifying at my dad with me. I think both times who sat with me like the the the catering bus just sort of watching cheered meal. This data don't know what i'm doing. Was that not weird because you mentioned before you buy the brothers. Your brother is studying chemistry. And that you'll family acquired academic a you the only actor in family. Yeah yeah really. Did they find it interesting. Supportive do they what they like with your acting jobs in their incredibly supportive they have been since since day one I surprised There's a stigma attached to right. So there's a stigma attached you. British indian activist being dissuaded by their families for going into acting full-time Only only a few dozen of us make it through every few years. You know But no i've been fortunate to have a very liberal family with liberal ethics. And i know people around me who have had to fight against the parents to do all day long whereas my parents just like go be free fun. There's no if you need help. So without them. I probably would have made it so. They've housed me. When i when i found out money or when i have gone like a year and a half for that work. They've just been like come. It'd be fun. Yeah we using so yeah. It's incredibly incredibly grateful. When i know. I was very lucky. I haven't had to fight and fight them as well as fight. The industry could to make something of myself. so yeah thank you. Mom and dad took just like yeah. It's funny because as soon as you go out. Look i've been away for tune off months and if it wasn't a pandemic going on within a month a month on my sister will be calling me like life until the next was I i don't know he's probably get another job like get up. Get a job again. Like yeah gave so. I've had to eventually listening. And i started getting on jobs. And they made me way more sociable to be honest in hudson and so in the city just because they make you so much more. You can just manage people so much better. I don't think i would have really struggled to a fire going through this things. Done those kind of jobs sending expose myself though soda scenarios. 'cause you're working quite Even straight out of drama school. I mean. Did you ever have a regular side job. You had to come back to or have you not had to do as many side jobs as for example makes i've had to serve and side jobs because my cv is not as glitters yours what are decorated by. Lots of yes yes. So what's what was your Your pattern with side jobs than are now it. Didn't i was quite fortunate. Because i was makes you like just the man child. Essentially i lived at this first off i offered my career. I was at home So whenever i wasn't working that was never a huge stress always sort of had a bit of comfort financially. Help my parents with. Because i wasn't and then they came a point when i was around. Twenty five where the shit. Really fun for me. Besley and i had. Nothing is at that point. noah was coming in. I was out money for various different reasons sunday. I was like shit this this this part time job thing. I really need to get my shit together. So so as well twenty five so to I started getting into. I'm really enjoying looking for jobs. And getting them and doing them like right. This is this is a whole new out. I've been fortunate enough and also unfortunate enough to to to not have to experience for the move five or so years since trump center. So i am. I saw dived ryan skirt. Yeah stu and the work and trust that the work will come back when when it went comes back. Didn't come back as quickly as i wanted it to are expected it to Took almost two years before the next game. But i i went through that time like guerilla. It landlo- Myself and how. I have my bad habits in dating with with life stops at a yacht sank with. I made it through the other side. I much just more rounded compared to relatively rounded outlook on on life and career and that along. I've always going back to your bad habits. Like some of your bad habits because if it makes you talk about mine i because obviously there's no panic about what the next job is going to be as i spoke to with jerry layton the lovely relate who is also on your moore's yeah we were talking about side jobs and also the not knowing of when your next acting jobs gonna come and the kind of like havoc that can wreck on your mental health because you align being an actor with your entire self and personality and you think well if i'm not working in acting like who am i what am i doing. I ogden had to work on a reception desk. And although the company i worked for was absolutely lovely like this wonderful advertising agency it got to a stage where was like i'm here so much am i should. I have even bothered going to drama school. Like this isn't what i want to do ultimately where where am i going to go. So what were some of those things that you struggled with man. Yeah just just. I switched into survival mode because of the sole financial diced rates always in not just switched to survival mode so i lost creativity. Which is probably why. I wasn't getting any acting. Work was just like my girlfriend at the time Should just be like you need to keep an eye on staying creates and like. I don't have time for that. I'm need to pay rent to pay off my debts heels. So i lost all sense. Sensitive joyful for life I wanted jobs for the wrong reasons i wanted to. Purely for the financial save safety it would give me on. It would save me from displays. And i think that was the problem when you want the jobs for the wrong reason like oh we're adults we're adults money does factor into it to a degree. But it's solidly going after. It's almost like they can. They don't they're not lying. They say they can smell the desperation on you when you will room yet. It's it's it's so yeah. That was a huge thing. I wrestled with ages. As i was coming out of Than then this job. Goethe inside man most wanted came along Which show in cape town about two years right. It's on netflix. Queue exits on sky a sky since maybes nothing. Yeah so got a limited release in the us and then it went straight to netflix as well which is cool. It just reminded me why why. I do this while we do this. And how important it was you know i. I very much recognized that. The reason why i wasn't getting work in that moment was because i was in such a horrible head space. Didn't care about anything else. Except how much money was in my bag. Account many thousands enough to pay my rent and my bills and that is not a good way for anyone to live. I'm aware that a lot of the world lives like that and it's a horrible way to live. I think that's a good point that you bring up akshay and it's something i bring up law is. I don't think actors are able to say that they need money enough and therefore we exist in a big industry where a lot of people are doing unpaid or low. Paid work for the sake of it being so-called creative when actually. We need to live as well and i totally get your point of you know when you go into an audition. Very if you everything you have into this audition. Yes do that but also don't do it as if your life depends on it because as you said you can smell the desperation etc but also you do need to eat and you do need to be paid and i do really still struggle with this whole idea of yes. Obviously creativity is a big element. That's why you're an actor etc if you solely money going be an investment banker or lawyer. I denote. But i don't think there's enough conversation around the fact. The actors shouldn't be ashamed to admit they need to get paid for acting jobs as well call. We say we want an acting job. Because we won't get paid. But i i see i totally see what you're trying to say. There's a fine balance to be struck by also think. How is anyone supposed to be able to call the life out for themselves or at some point. Be up to have a mortgage or be able to raise children. They're not going to address the fact that they want to be an actor who gets paid well united. Oh i think it's this whole thing about the artistry integrity is is everything yes it's everything when you're on the job in his everything when you but essentially yukon austria's is gonna fix it out dive. If you can't just have the basic things fit fulfillment of dreams like having kids in marriage to support the ones. You love huge of anyone's lives. So why iraq does exempt from that. Why we might do to. You'll or a money grab is all like we. Just we just wanna be famous. No i have no interest in being famous. I just would like to keep doing what. I'm doing a live around here do you do. Have you ever had like a kind of this is something i chatted with the previous guest actor a pace about because she always said she never really. She thinks that problem may have been that. She never actively pinpointed a place. She wanted to get to in her acting career. She said that she'd say. I want to be able to do acting jobs to support my lifestyle and keep acting whereas she said her boyfriend. Who's the director always said that his aim was to be a bond director and he may never get there but at least him and his agent can work towards choosing jobs. That are in line with that. Have like do you have an idea of. I mean the thing is you can't get anywhere it's constant convey about but do you have that in your mind or do you just go and hope for creative good jobs. Things combination of boats. I used to be caught some ideas and then that's is constantly evolving and shifting anton. The wanna do that thing. Shivering garvan constantly. But i think Right now. I mean i'm i've always wanted to Don't i kinda wanna just try everything. And i did a podcast days ago. Where a lady medium. What was sort of carrots ought to plan. I was like Just week three. I'd love to be cannery. A real and these guys and they will know it. Like i'm calls you being put fight. Say make me advice. I want to fight saying I just i just. I just love the dawn's aspect of the drama of of of stunt sequences and the adrenals. Even if you'll going know ten twelve takes you get the same agenda and kick time at it just makes you feel like a big kid again like i saw. I would love to do i. I've said to the showrunner three if we do a season three that i my character to fight like and be good at. He's pandora humane russia. Yep yep so if we'll find out by the that's going to happen at all the ice seen like clips of you you inaction. And you're you're literally inaction we eat on your own stunts or stunt performer. Southern new stance like when when you're running the corridor and the guy trips you up with his stick. That was who back. Thank you yeah. I got a real kick out of that because I mean the thing about the first season. I was only in episode. Six last year and i am within. The irony had full scenes. And i had this really interesting chat with myself. Rows like okay. You go full scenes in one episode to make these guys to make yourself indispensable next year. So what do you do about it and the answer was just go bows deeper and just don't hold back. So that's that's what. I did But i've never. I've never been a guest guest star on an episode of that point so i was very much like you're working job and everyone's already like two and a half months in all the clerks have been phoned friendships have been formed As a day player essentially only there for the week. And you've got to decide to decide whether i was going to insert myself more with making friends. Or if i was going to console myself more words just being really good at my job. So it's kind of like a mix of the two that i came to and the work was good and the producer. Spokane they will like this. If we can get scott bancshares. It'd be great and they did so it was like michigan-based proud of myself. It was the most calculated. They will no doubt in my life. i mean. sometimes that needs to happen. 'cause sometimes you can also get onto a job and i guess this alludes to appoint before but be so happy that you got a job that yo then just not really focusing on what you want to get out of it as well as well you know but you actually outlining a specific thing that you wanted to get out is really refreshing. Ted is something we could do more absolutely be be happy to be there and let people know that you have to be there that you respect everyone and stuff but like you know. There's always a part of you that needs to be ticking over in the background stinking. What i want what i want. You know it's it's it's it. Sounds very manipulative. Sounds very active. You not manipulating anyone. Just being the best version of yourself in not very limited amount of time and making sure they really mark. That's what everyone wants to strive to do. Just that was a very. It was almost an exercise in in For myself experiments. Myself cannot achieve. The thing that i set out to achieve in the Amount time and it worked night took great pride to not taken that forward thinking guy go. We can do this. It's not a bad person for doing this. You know what you said about having a smaller part. Which i mean the jobs you've worked on as we said punt dora. You've what on dev see. What on the indian indian detective season four of homeland. You install wars. I remember watching you on the big screen and i. I tend to my friend at the time. And i was like that's akshay. He went to drama school. I think i say said the classic thing of he was so nice. He's a lovely boy but on and that was a massive production and was that a day job for you or was that like a smaller part. I can't remember. I was detail so i was a arizonian I was. I was actually on so that was shot at pinewood stop short. Climate is actually Down the road at west london film studios shooting the halcion which was a an it series. That was it was pegged to be. The successor of downton is by the same people. I remember watching an episode south. Yeah so ours. On that. And then i go to my agent saying hey we got a few days install. Sounds like great so so i ended up. Doing is installed what was in the first half of the house. A couple of she had a few day days on stalin's just because comedian. Go down the road and puff to stab laws. These up and coming. I'm the least up. Comey i wanted to thank you very fine but it was. It was weird. Yeah i mean we were doing a period drama the full months and in the middle of that you going out space pretending your spaceship covenant blue screen and you've got out of driver and benicio del toro and i think doing stall was as brief as it was ready made doing pendulum much easier because again it's spaceships employer screens in fact buttons and tv monitors with just the same thing over and over again. Will that's all stuff that you know. The i remember just being reads disappointed. Install these buttons unreal. Like i spent my whole thinking. These buttons unreal. What the hell. He's off to go over that a gala that production by the way was just mind blowing and did you. Did you find it. Intimidating at all coming in for four. Yeah okay hugely. yeah I i was basically a gore. Find extra sorry. Because i had one i had one or two lines and the moment you have one or two lies you become a cost member what you say you could say so and some of your costume but you get a trainer you get stuff you say. That's my favorite thing to do. When i'm watching a movie with my friends a man or woman will come into scene. Say one line. And i'll be like three is at drama school. Yup yup so that was so yeah it was kinda weird because they give you like of redacted script and you had no soap context e the side of your line. You just had your line. So i i at one point. The director of absurd ron johnson. Who did like lupu. Which is nine south from knives out. Normally god nine thousand beijing safet so he was lovely is the coolest third serve. Here's this little. American man came around the house like he's going Like he's like this. He's okay cool. And i was like. Hey ryan Just told me like. How urgent is this line meant to be here. I think that's a good question i was like. I have no idea what's going on. Yeah you know it's it's pretty you know it's gonna as smick stuff happens so you need to get the information quickly. Like with some directness. Cool amazing and then go completely overwhelmed by the complicated camera moves they had will these these jobs in these crazy things. Just cranes cameras comes down to me than it goes up again in time. Everything and i had no idea was doing honestly i had no idea we go as for like the eight take and i was just like you re shitting me. I've got one line one day even even when it is a close up when you there are so many people running around behind the camera around. The camera on of the camera is insane Think well yeah. It was fun. it was fun. It was my first taste of a sci-fi working on sci-fi project so when when i came green screens on screens in the the wires and pretending in space battle so shooting the does this funny sequence where shoot the interior of spaceships and mike has never been never been in space flight before. So he's freaking the f out in his see klingons day life and everyone else like this nerve stalled left whatever fifty degrees and was rigged. Show in very suave. And i'm just in the back losing my shit having the best time and you're just you're working yourself you're shaking yourself. You're doing all these things to just like. Help feed your imagination. And that's the coolest thing about working on sci-fi is done right. You know your imagination just gets the run wild. There was a peak in terrorist rolls around the time. I did homeland so postponement i was. I was good. I go along really well with the The sherwin is of homeland and they had a couple of shows like tyrant and fuelled ones. But everything they put me on every time they wanted to see me again as kind terrorist that commits harris. Oh eventually go on terrorist once. Not one hundred. I did on on legends with are shown bay. Which is i thought. You'll clip there. Yeah so that was the one and only time. I played a terrorist willingly just because shown in attacking which is terrifying but Offer that i had to sit down with Just say this is my com. I'm sorry i'm saying people now. My friends like like mad at me. A quotes karima. Like no there was a whole ethical conundrum that comes with whatever type of indian Pucks donny arabic playing terrorists. You're just perpetuating stereotype that needs further. So that was an issue for a few years harman's And then. After that. And then i just i just wanted to win those big push in the whole be ame thing i found myself. Just losing out to like a role would be you. Just get lumped into a category and not very complicated because you're going up against a black Chinese british actors taxes. And you just like what. What do you guys want the production one and they just never knew so. There's a wide net and they won't ticking boxes in the house I became aware that the the produce was very In housing was initially just a white guy and then we sort of looked at the cost us. We had fallen. he said. There's a lot of white people in this. Switch it up. And then i became token indian on that show so i've been token a few times and oddly enough i feel like it's slowed down my career but it's also made me much more capital intensive what i do decide to go for. So i've turned down. I watched a lot of british actors. You know twenty years ago who just found themselves stuck on eastenders Or anything like that. But i just know. I know what i used to say like. No what you almost know what you know. So i very much was like. I know i'm not getting involved with that. Because i know that's one way street. I'm terrified of getting becoming stagnant in any being associated. One thing too long liana by the way is the dance teacher drama. Santa right moving. Teach macos yet. I yes that's the thing with i. I often get questions at dinner parties christmases. Oh when are you going to be an eastern. Does an oversee like as an actor. Like yeah i mean you get. It's a regular job. They getting paid a fair amount. I imagine but yet then you all. It's hard to spend leave for various reasons. Some people get out yeah but especially for I i know. I can't afford to get comfortable anywhere. I tried to be quite nomadic with my career like that with my cv like that. So yeah it's it's been difficult. And then the waiting on found was not the american sort of our industry will weigh more sort of open to a british indian who doesn't look quite indian because i wish that was a huge issue for me not being nasty to god for these very typical roles on british tv and not being white enough at the same time to be going for the the high build costs so i find myself fully to the cracks not quite knowing where i stood and then it takes you know in those scenarios it takes one sort of open minded producer studio. That's kind of looking something a bit. Wait a bit like battles cool. Let's take that. And that's where i that's where i thrived in those Small pockets of people just being like. Wow fuck that so. What does not quite india not quite enough even main are often been questioned in in like in the the costing room like so. Where are you from. I'm from india because of the Gemini like oh some sort of british invasion heritage great unlike from india from india. In like usual like yeah. I'm sure yes what's manure north and south anywhere else. Just just just india really up. Look look this. you look this knicks. I look with these things. Don't sorry but i. I'm just on this one thing. So people. Just lose their minds. makes it forefront drinking game actually When you meet someone but it's annoying in in the room when you're trying to like sell yourself as something you are even though then believing that you are so not ridiculous a few times so eventually. It's like okay. Cool this whole thing indian. Things probably not gonna work so screw that this is going to attack america instead and thank you the state that you're used to have been very welcoming to me so far you know being on the cw. Like on a network show as a british indian actor as a huge deal for me playing americans while this all these things i rarely ever if ever have seen done and saw is more important to me than the success of the shot. Will people watch your season. Three the fact that i can tell myself that i did. This helps me better. So it's it's been uphill struggle for ten years where we're getting some now. So yeah i mean it's just the tip of the iceberg isn't it and it's going back to your point of when you said token on the show have you so. Have you experienced a lot especially when you made aware of it as well your your your your neurosis kicks in. You're gonna go will will value. I have on this project if she just took them one line to change the whole ethnicity of a character. Yeah and suddenly that changed the whole game fo change. Someone's career pasta community you know. Yeah so then. It was difficult but it did definitely made the storyline way more interesting So trump's to them When you're aware of is kind of like there is a degree of not working the bar and just being like a great to be him to be here so of mantra to yourself. I'm happy to be working. It could be anybody else but it's may so hey great but at the same time you're like okay. This is gonna stop soon though. You still have to think it had to be like this is not going to become a thing. I'm only doing this because of if you can just find yourself for example playing the terrorists. The only reason i wanted to do was because of show main. And i knew him with him and i knew i get to talk to borrow. May and his loveliest guy and he's super super friendly until he says action until they action. Sunday bucking terrifying directa. Sorry she'll be near the actor he said barman or you may. Oh you mean his character was born has this is because i haven't bloody watch lord of the rings barrowman shown trumping the point as long as you can justify why you'll that for whatever reason you you don't you can be completely honest with yourself about it but you keep an eye on the bigger picture like this is not this this. I like this bill. Continue full this feeling of having about knowing the token whatever not gains lagging. Somebody would have to talk this in order for me to do that again. alexi with tundra or. They've just been incredibly opened incredibly sort of forward thinking when that costing some with some of the storylines where the with sexuality especially in this season which you don't really pay attention to when your shooting it but like people write stuff about it and you're like oh. I didn't even think that my character is considered sexual. Okay great co mazing things like that and these guys you know. They're just they're just wonderful bunch of people to quit very grateful that there are some some very good americans out there who is -firmative costing have you ever moved. Have you ever thought of going either that full-time or had that discussion. Would that be something you'd need to do will want to do it. Stiffs want to experience. i'm not so keen on moving their fault. Maybe no after. I've actually i've never been to. La of a bid to new york But most conversations with my of these about about that thing about getting management stuff and she was young is an incredibly powerful agent in in the uk. And sometimes i get that says things like Remember listening for aladdin the live action whilst on the indian detective and she called me and said i love choosing the la and she just shed attacks you with the head of disney costing us away and she's like yeah just go call disney costing Song condition for latin quit. What what's so. He's lost my shit. And i'd say you just as moments where you get like i forget. Just how wonderful However established she is so when she. When i said everyone controlling. She's like yeah but honestly you don't really need to like l. a. Is coming to you. And tends to especially American scripts in additions and stuff. But i think he just wants to experience it. Yeah and i know plenty of people who go there for a few weeks and decide this great this all. This is kind of fun. I just wanna have an opinion about it about. That's underworld the irony of your. Joseph is that you would never have guessed that you've never been to new yorker homeland and then star wars and then pandora but the irony is yeah. pandora's filmed in in while the area. It's like an american network and then of course lots of people in in la love content from head. like fleas. Game thrones and someone is listening to terex podcast. I love and he's been talking about. I may destroy you and so yeah. It's like everyone's still thinks l. as the big one but i wonder whether some of that's changing now akshay thank you so much for your time. I won't keep you too long. But i could talk to you frau's thousand hours but it's quite therapeutic isn't it. Is it really is. It's something to talk another actor about. Israel is it's it's really you can share stuff much. I know i've tokyo on. I apologize right now as i tend to do as well. This is something that doug shepherd does in armchair expert podcast but he likes to talk about his insecurities and almost project onto his guests and try and get his guests to validate them by an iso of that. It's nice because the more you speak to people an obviously your huge admirers of your of their careers such as yourself. Then you realize you know you've still had to do side jobs and we all still have that thought of fish when you go into jobs or finding things difficult all those things ever go away which is a comfort themselves. The things that keep us as a community all those neuroses we have those those worries that we have a they bind us together under the waiting about particular are industries that you know you graduate from drums Does no there's no formula does know step by step procedure to get you to the degree of success whereas you know our friends who have like dentists and bankers and doctors It's very clear how they can get the next step. You basically just follow. Follow the manual on how to become a successful dentist. It's very straightforward. Compare to me but what we do is so much more liberating in the trade off is because it's so So much more liberty more wounding is that we have to find more creative ways to go about getting to the same place relative to the doctor or that. The lawyer something i find hard is constantly thinking of those ways to try and get forward. I is exhausting. i'm not afraid. Obviously i want to do the work. But sometimes i'd rather i envy those manuals. The doctors or the dentists have not to obviously take away how hard they work. But i sometimes just wish someone would be like. This is your next year. You're gonna work lodhi heart but i've outlined it for you. I just want. I sometimes just want someone to tell me what to do. Rather than having having to constantly be creative and like attack things from a different angle. Yeah i totally agree. If there was some sold like industry advised that that we could all just hire and help. I guess maybe what a manager. Gaza publicist show That's a new welded on trying to get into his kenyan publicist for this. Which is just scary. Just like you sound expensive. What do you do But it's been something. I've i've been watching people around me get and seeing the benefits of it you know. Purely just maxine all schools in further shoots and now. You've gone hundred thousand followers. Because i often when i look up actors and you see like six names beside their name. Manager publicist bulloch this. How many people does it take the work on one person's just like oh it's literally just a simple case of. They've hired that person and they've outsourced that and that person does all that and it's not really a mystery if you just peel back. It's actually yeah. I could never understand. Why is the actor in the front page of the evening. Standard and that other actor isn't is typical publicist sleep. That's the difference precisely. Yeah so it's like once you tailback is just kind of like oh right. That's right so many people think you're amazing k. Fine you might think but it's just because you've got someone who's like chucking your name in people's faces company because you have invested a of financial vested interests in your name on the paper. The whole social media thing distressed his meal. But that's that's a whole other conversation. I think it really is. i mean. also you wouldn't have guessed it but you. I don't think you would guess that. Some people find social media like stressful a lot. Because that's the whole point. We'll hide behind this kind of facade. For example i went to italy last week on my own. I decided to take a solo. Travel at saint trip did not post one single picture so i was just gonna make a point not to because it's a it's no one's business and be why am i doing. Am i trying to make people jealous. 'cause it's not like i'm having a lovely time but i'm not having the time of my life and all that does is it makes other people feel like they're just stuck at high whatever bushell. It's yeah it's is whole like it's lovely that you have that winners there because people do the very opposite and then like i have a holiday. That looks kind of okay. I'm quite enjoying gonna make everyone else. Feel crap about it and i. That's lovely that you can have that so full soul and you know think of the consequences of the consequences of what you're about to do on on other people you know. People don't even know that on the mental health because it's a very fragile time very one dimensional own and no one wants you know stuff on that rub in their faces. I think maybe it's the old school k drama centre ethic where it's just like let the work to the talking and i wrestled with that. I just wanted to stick to stick to your guns on on that then you and then you realize that there is another side to it. There is a degree of playing the game to a degree. But you play the way you wanna play. You deny old or there's obligations you have to show contractual your or otherwise you want you need and you want to see. You won't be one a need to like it in order for you to keep doing it so now sort of trying to push the album compass own a little bit more into yeah again. I'm not very good at it. So the publicist system show. She can just deal with that. Only because i've really done at least you sound like a dick. Tonight's i think everyone would agree on. It's refreshing ted out from you because you're instagram does look really like the also able and confident about doing it so actually. It's nice to hear that that's behind every person that looks like they know what they're doing we're all just trying to do our best and aren't really actually that shore and that's behind you know try like yeah and i totally relate i even all i do now is post about tv. And film. and. I know that i should do it to kind of keep up momentum of and i like doing it because i don't think there's any badness in posting about tv and film because i'm not commenting on how great my life is. I'm actually trying to show people what gives me comfort and walked. You're ching people like and giving recommendations to them what could give them comfort. But even me posting about you know. I've just watched emily in paris. And i loved it but i just then have to think like like five whole minutes before putting something on my story and i'm just like i'd rather not be doing this right now as far as i can be doing something else by the way. Sorry about the big third before but that was my amazon package and its monopoly deal and i'm really excited. That's great. have you had a monopoly deal. I love an leader is what's not to do. It seems to be everything like something that everyone's going crazy for in lockdown. It's like a fast track version of monopoly. Apparently so you've had it here. I actually and i welcome. What's a do you like to do outside of acting hobbies wise akshay wise things that aren't related to. I really loved. I've football my entire life. I tend to play. Well pre lockdown. I was playing football quite law. Like five hundred seven aside. But i recently got into bouldering off a wonderful Climbing center in tottenham hale. We're actually next to live. I e drama sense of could strongholds which is really cool voting center so i was frequenting that quite a lot and then i go to combat but in in they had an amazing climbing center that tokyo. So that is really kicked. Just again i know strongholds great good covid covid sequel things in place so once again out of quarantine. I'm gonna hit a motoring again. Anything's i started writing When costn- i started writing Somebody had been sitting on for a for a few years. I had just like a very brief treatment of it but we she started diving into by absurd. What we're gonna do so. I was thinking of pitching it to someone on pandora And i yeah. I think it's still as long term friendships. You need to build up before you can be like. Hey i have this. I have ten episodes of a new series. What do you think jack gets at it get on you for like committing to that an actually finishing it or working on it because so many artisanal writers or people want to write things and dates it three say i think it helps i. I know i have one of my bad habits like we talked about. Earlier is procrastination and Somebody i'm constantly wrestling with so to have someone who's like recycling. You take like three hours of the day and just talk about this episode that we haven't discussed yet. I'm just like okay. Fine just dive in and before you know. You have tom goliath. And you're like what. Am i doing this two weeks ago tonight. So yeah but people take. I will take different things. Maybe we'll take different in different ways. So yeah d'italia guitar nice. Yes i i do. A lot of I'm trying to moss the singing and playing guitar. Same time. it's really hard. It's really. I think i mean people make it look so easy fisheries shit out of some. I'm working towards that very simple songs. Island perfect baiju yesterday so that's relatively straightforward play. They we saw. Eventually i'll will sing along. Wants my throat comes back to normal. So just new things in lockdown yukon of realize. Think i don't know about you by law by myself in. Did you find that too. Yeah because i only had myself to talk to. I mean hey yeah no 'cause To when you mike. And i think. I yeah i did did you. Did you learn anything new. anything surprising. Any fun facts about yourself are quite happy being alone. Oh yes good. Do you know what you're saying shape before about what you were saying earlier about being happy with your power ranges all your toys. When you're young. I was that kid. I just wanted to sometimes stare into my mom or dad. Oh sisters is but other than that. I was just quite happy. I have this obsession with walking up and down stairs for other than that i. Yeah i've always just been happy in my company. You know there. There are things like introverts and extroverts. And i'm i am very sociable by also recharged myself. I do i if i need time. I cannot be in a group of people as close to them as i am. I have to like go off. Be my own company. Do my thing. i am We gather my thoughts. Is that what you like as well absolutely absolutely. I don't find recharging sociable. Activity com need sensory. Incredibly nec nec realized Reflect with a clear. Mind if you're not influenced by people around you and you can be perfectly honest in until about what you think about things and you saw. I find this was Locked up in hotel rooms and in different countries myself. You'd let alone about. I don't know like your moods are more influential than how you wake up in the morning and why you wake up feeling this way and this way because yesterday you're okay what's different. You know you you can do is try to assist with south to solve. Distill down those Fast about you into something a bit more tangible and a bit more to grapple with that's a yes that's knee that was locked temporary. Do you do you meditate and do things like that. are you. Sweat during drama center sort of a bit more of a free spirited hippie back then had long hair and also serve got. It was doing for members but it was good. It works for quite law in the night. What went to this bad patch a couple of years ago where it just like survival. I just i just pre-pretty don't of that and none of the ships can help me right now. We'll probably would have helped to degree. But i was not in a place to hear it. Hit me over the head with it. Saying please place for your own sake do this. I'm like no fuck you but it doesn't it when we need help that we don't Take time for ourselves. Do anything to distract yourself like. I know when. I need help like that. Or when i'm ready struck lane which can be law especially recently. I could really benefit from sitting down with myself ten minutes but will instead do is. I'll eat a chocolate bar. Because i stress eat Or i'll watch something on television which can be good because it may be something nice like the bake off but i could also do to incite violence and you sleep. Maha right down and just denied. It's yeah it's amazing. How little sometimes. We can avoid just sitting with our thoughts. I find a great. I think. I think the reason why. I tend to find other things to do in any. It's almost like anything with myself is because you going to come up that you're gonna you're gonna it's gonna creep up when you sit in quantity with yourself in suddenly it's going to unravel anything sino-us over noted that like the plague but yeah i think third people it's it's hot it's meditate when you're not the best state of mind. Meditating radio easy when you're on a radio like the of like fucking amazing type thing that's good is also not very useful in those moments except for you know making usual even better but say you should not they do say the hardest thing is tax. She keep up when you are doing well as as you know are yes okay. That's interesting by did not understand your argument as well. I think safely wait ways. It takes a lot of discipline. You our struggle. Our struggle with the things that don't have like Game incite gotcha. Yeah as you longtime things always told by by someone that i'm using to think you can fall off the face the authentic moment so you don't commit to long-term types of things because you don't see you call see the benefit in front of you because you i totally get that. I crave immediacy. Sometimes because i get so overwhelmed by how long reaching goals are and so i find also overwhelming the end up just wanting to call into a bowl in the corner. Oh go yeah and then yeah. It's it's horrible and you if you feel like you know quite where my own mortality Which sometimes is is good but also sometimes you like walmart will be very long. So why should i will point combined to this thing or that thing you know yes. It's talk now. I yeah i totally relate to that. I think what's interesting. Is us doing the job that we do or in my case. Don't currently do find it. It's such it's so hard and it's so far reaching it's just like and there's no promise of anything that sometimes that is why i go into all in the corner and cry and get so frustrated. And cou my parents out being. Like what am i doing because i miss the immediacy. Am i miss having any sort of like challenge like there's this so much lacking short term but then site what we're saying at the beginning of this chap but it's better to do something at least let the the trick is i. Guess breaking up into little things that can be achievable. And you can't take off your list and give you that satisfaction rather than this just like overhanging for thing. Bob servicing stephanie. Stephanie case of breaking down the big chunk of the iceberg. That is your goal and taking bit so fit and in dealing with that little bit. Your hands and like okay do this. This is fun. This is eighty. I mean we'll we'll get to you about that. We go tuck view. it's terrifying. yeah. I think everyone has That's what keeps us going just to wrap it up very sadly because i could talk for like five more hours. I i want to know what you're watching the moment Of this morning. I started watching bad boy. Billionaires india who which i think is quite newton to netflix. It's only been on a couple of days. But it's basically about all these business moguls as a few of them in india like steel on us steel motorola telecommunications and diamonds in airlines or something like that so. I'm watching that because i'm very new. Ignorance to sky on like my motherland. I know there's a lot of. I know the the umbrella. There's a lot of stuff going on. But now there's this is really solve insightful. And quite quite eye-opening stunk. This documentary series. So i highly recommend it So yeah bad. Boys at boy billionaires india cold snow it's factual but yeah it's it's confirmed a nice a lovely and anything else. I watched the big bang theory. So is one of those You like my sister has friends on in the background. That was her. so she knows. Every episode Theory so that's why. I always have on the background. You're not my dad like literally knows every single episode. I must admit i found it quite challenging at first i was like This isn't vibe will be. I can appreciate how intelligent unsuccessful is. But i think with your sister on the friends. One friends like paul fat break agreed. One other thing that i have recommended for a have you seen succession. I keep saying this to It's been popping up quite recently though. I think it's brilliant. It's on sky And i feel like i'm ever a. I'm just following the trends but obviously it's one As shits creek but succession was brilliant. I've started the first two episodes and really couldn't get into it. So i gave up and then came back to it when everyone started talking about it up. Saber deon kay co successions shits creek will restart that one Teams go to deal with the social is yes i should i let him. Have you seen that. Oh my god that pissed me off to the great hack which is sort of a. It's more to do with the cambridge if you don't think about them the the tech company behind the rigging of elections and swaying votes via social media. That pissed me off so much. So that social dilemma together is very powerful. Watch it will make you hate smartphones. And only you just be so stressed off towards i imagine you just put your phone in like in a in one of those like lead line bags around the some never could again like more. She does in this. Dilemma puts it in one of those boxes. Daughter ends up. Smashing bashing got was happened to you guys. You're someone i know. So that's that's really. That's that's a good one. I want is also. What's don't fuck with cats. Fuck with cats is insight. I feel awful. That was so ridiculous Yes i watched quite a few. Those want. Wassels away more documentaries than talk you series than than tv shows. That's new disconnected break. I think also. I have a bad habit being valued heavily influenced by Another tv show is acting style ozone. And you know there's especially on on certain jobs with american network jobs. You need to be aware of this january urine and you need to play up to that john mara but if you're if you're watching something like Ozak for example which is a very different acting style. It's it's not. It's a door and cw stuff is very soul naturalism with a little bit of something else to it with their moments where you can sort of be bigger but always oxley like terrorist of naturalistic So you just need to go. I got to be careful what why used to influence myself awesome on a job. Yes now now got two weeks to do nothing except what tv. So i'm going to watch tv. I've also another one another documentary. But it's really harrowing like really harrowing and it's like one of the recent ones on net flex by the way i also love as but it's one of the reasons on netflix schooled. American murder. the family next door. Yeah it's terrible. It's actually hideous. But i watched stick. Because i was just like how could this be. Just watch it. But also if he's going to stress you out maybe but maybe watch it and then follow it. With an episode of shit's creek. Take the shops cater. The drinks water than those sorts cater. Exactly exactly show followed by some milk. United saying isn't that like a particular cop or something that we no. I'm thinking of a white russian. What's that got ten and say no result vote current yenay. Something might not something far more sophisticated than just watching. That would like the chemical just go to go to show. Oh there's also keeping with the sort of obsessional with indian tv shows doesn't have good indian projects. Actually but delhi. Crime is a is a very good one daddy. Crime great is that it's a no sir. It's it's eight episodes. It's a tv show like a. It's based on the natural major crime. One of the first major crimes that re because some social distress in I wanna tell you what it is is. It's it's quite graphic but it's also very a dark gritty which you don't really see with indian projects racy adopt dacas greatest cinema. This one is like very very much so highly. Recommend that one daddy. Carlos great grey sky to molest melissa and i do watch them all say people think this is what i do. 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#266 Jamal Adams Trade, NFL In Danger, Joe Kelly & The Patriots 6

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#266 Jamal Adams Trade, NFL In Danger, Joe Kelly & The Patriots 6

"Oh my goodness. Good morning. Good afternoon. Whatever it is for you. I hope you're having a fantastic day. My name is Zach shomler. This is strong opinion Sports episode 266. I just got back from a brief vacation at the Lake camping at the lake good weather good water. I mean a great white and the lake was awesome read two books. One of them was written by my friend the other book of you're familiar with the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child that was called past tense. I really recommend the Jack Reacher series a great series of books that were looking for a book series two thousand guys. Hope you're doing well. I love my job. I'm grateful that you listen. I'm so happy to be here. I want to start today. I just want to say first that it's going to be a short episode today. There's really three thousand half topics. Roughly. I want to talk about really today's episode is about catching up on the stuff that happened since I left town tomorrow is episode. There's NBA tonight. We'll talk about the NBA at some point. We'll preview the dog. Race coming up for Formula One at some point. I don't know if it's next episode or later down the road. We'll talk about last chance U, which just dropped I started like I'm like 5 minutes in the beginning episode about Laney College. I'm excited to do kind of a review talked about last chance to you whenever I can but first of all, let's start with this. I went out of town and literally the very next day. I look at my phone news breaks. Jamal Adams got traded to the Seattle. Seahawks went bang. That's a big deal. Now. I've had quite a lot of time to stop and really think about what happened. And actually I'll be honest. I feel exactly the same way. Now as I did when I had my initial reaction was just that I really feel good about the trading Seattle Seahawks did the right thing trading for Jamal Adams. Let's break it down. So in the trade the Seahawks got super star safety Jamal Adams. Now the Jets need to draft picks two first-round draft picks 2021 and 2022. They also got a 2021 third-round pick and a safety Bradley mcdougald. now I just read that I went man. That's a good move. Great for Seattle. I've been saying for a long time. The Seahawks have this incredible quarterback Russell Wilson and either I don't really this debate is not important to this page. So please don't let it trip you up. But in my opinion either Russell Wilson or Patrick Mahomes is the best quarterback in the NFL. I don't really care who's one or two, but they're the two best quarterbacks in the entire NFL of my opinion. That's a debate for another day. I just don't care about that debate. But in my opinion if you have one of the best quarterbacks in the entire NFL like the Seahawks have Russell Wilson. Get him help make a move get him help. Do not waste the prime years of Russell Wilson's career. That's the biggest mistake. You could make if you have a quarterback like Russell Wilson. And now I'll be honest. I wish they'd made a move and gotten Russell Wilson offensive lineman, but hey, they made a move. They got another star player. That's going to help Russell Wilson win games right off the bat. I like wage move. Now. I know it's controversial to say that the Seahawks did the right thing giving up two first-round picks. Let me tell you I've been on my phone for days. I've been at the lake I've been camping. I keep seeing article after article and people are sending me message after message been getting messages for days about the Jamal Adams trade and I know that it's controversial to say, hey great job. Good job Seahawks home, but I also know that my job is to say what I believe and I really believe that that's the right move. I honestly believe the Seahawks did the right thing by trading for Jamal Adams. Now, I live in the Northwest. I live in the Portland Oregon area and let's see all the regional news here. It's really hard to avoid all the local Regional news. It's on Facebook. It's on Instagram. It's it's everywhere all my friends share it every month. And people the Northwest that are Seahawks fans are angry about this move Seattle sports writers people. I've met say the Seahawks gave up too much, you know to walk around picks for a safety and Sanity you could never make a move look at it, but hearing that for a long time and I really don't believe that people in Seattle. Let alone Seattle sports writers are watching very many New York Jets games. I just don't think it's possible and I don't blame them the Jets are bad and you're in the Northwest. Why would you watch A Team all the way in New York? It's literally across the country. It's not your mom. Probably honestly, if you live in Seattle It's probably hard to find a New York Jets game even on t And in Reading articles, I've literally said Seattle sports writers keep saying we don't know how good Jamal Adams is Wow. Come On Let's correct that you don't know, Jamal Adams is I do you don't watch the New York Jets. I do. I watch the New York Jets. I watched a lot in New York Jets football. In fact, they did a Sam darnold film analysis. I watched every single game the New York Jets played last year. And you know what name kept popping up. I was watching the offense. Mostly I watch a little bit of Defense. I'm not going to lie didn't watch every snap on defense. But the name that kept popping up the name on defense it kept making an impact making big plays and getting Sam darnold the ball. Guess what name kept coming up. Jamal Adams because Jamal Adams is unbelievable. He's a star in my opinion. I would even use the word Superstar and maybe you don't believe me telling you that Jamal Adams is an incredible safety. Okay fair enough. Really? Hey, Zach word of mouth is enough. I want to see it. Great Brett. Kollmann is a friend of mine. He's an incredible. He's a filmmaker as a football game is amazing. Brett kollmann made a video really detailing how Jamal Adams has an impact on the defense. He's apart if he had a huge impact on the Jets last year. He can cover he can tackle. He can make plays behind the line of scrimmage. The two players are the biggest impact on the Jets last year were Sam darnold and Jamal Adams. Now again, I go back to the Seahawks have this quarterback Russell Wilson in the prime of his career. They need to win now because they're also in the most competitive division in the NFL. Here's a question. What would help the Seattle Seahawks win this year right now? When a 2021 draft pick a draft pick in next year's NFL Draft. Would that help them win games this year? It would not no. No, it would not what about two years from now a 2022 first-round traffic. Does that help the Seattle Seahawks win right now? Oh, no, it does not and I'm not trying to be snide. But the only way to use those pics you have to win right now was to trade them away. Jamal Adams helps the Seahawks win this year right now and and my opinion honestly, the Seattle Seahawks are going to win five more games this year, you know, we'll save a 3 because of Russell Wilson too because of Jamal Adams that's going to be a big impact on their season making the Jamal Adams trade is going to help the Seahawks win this year. And if you're in the NFC West look ahead at the future of the teams in the NFC West two years ago. The LA Rams were in the Super Bowl. They lost they lost a Super Bowl hangover. It's really hard when you lose the Superbowl to come back, but eventually the Rams are going to rebound and last year the San Francisco 49ers lost the Super Bowl. I'm going to give them will say they're going to have one down. You should be they go 10 and 6 before the Forty Niners are going to hang around for a long time. They're going to recover a Super Bowl hangover is real it will attack the 49ers. They're not going to be I think they're not going to be a soup. Verbal Contender next year in my opinion. They're still going to be very good and then oh by the way, Jimmy Garoppolo is getting better and better a better. He's a 49ers quarterback. My point is the Forty Niners are going to be back probably about this year. Probably two years from next year. And the Cardinals arising. Oh, yeah, the Cardinals they have Kyler Murray in my opinion. He's my favorite to win MVP this year. He's a dark horse. But I think that makes him a favorite because people like a story they don't expect Kyler Murray is going to break onto the scene. He's like the 21st rated quarterback in Madden. He's going to break onto the see no one's going to expect it kind of have a great year bam. Kyler Murray is going to win MVP. That's what I think is going to happen this year. Look at have incredible receivers. He's really talented and my point is that very very quickly. The Cardinals are also going to become Super Bowl Contender. So that's wow in the future the Rams the 49ers the Cardinals the future of the NFC West is terrifying if you're the Seattle Seahawks, so this is what year that Seattle can take advantage of their situation and win the division. 49ers are on a Super Bowl hangover. The Rams are recovering. The Cardinals are about to pop but maybe this year they're not quite as good as they will be two years from now. This is the year. The Seattle Seahawks need to make their push and Jamal Adams helps them do that. Jamal Adams will help the Seattle Seahawks win now with all this year. Now in the wake of the trade people have been saying, you know, who cares if the Seahawks give up two first-round picks. I've heard that a lot because and I'll be honest. It's funny. It's not entirely true but it's kind of amiable funny thing really Seahawks are terrible at drafting in the first round again not entirely true. I want to break that down real quick on add some clarity to the situation. There are two factions that have formed in the wake of the Jamal Adams trade neither side's really right. Although I would say that maybe both sides are half right one side. Same battle cannot draft in the first round. Anyway, they're really bad at the often draft busts. That's one side the other side really disagrees and says the Seattle Seahawks should have kept the pics because their own now not going to have us go to players in the future. People say well the Seahawks are actually more solid than you would think drafting in the first round. And again, I think they're both half right? Cuz with most things in life, the honest answer was somewhat middle. There's two extremes and they're both kind of right but the truth is somewhere in the middle. So since 2010, these are the Seattle Seahawks first round picks. An offensive tackle Russell okung. They had safety Earl Thomas guard James Carpenter defense of and Bruce Irvin o linemen Germain ifedi running back Rashaad, Penny Packer defensive and LJ Collier and linebacker. Jordan. Brooks will be a rookie this year. He was drafted 27th overall in the first round in 2020. Now two of them really I would say the two best players. I just listed were drafted ten years ago to 1010 Russell okung and Earl Thomas again, ten years ago in two thousand two thousand they were drafted. That's the last time the Seattle Seahawks have drafted a real true star player in the first round of the NFL draft now since then the rest of the first thought pics are just kind of middle-of-the-road starters at best. As a rookie last year LJ Collier had three tackles and three games. It's not that great. But hey, maybe he'll break out this year in a second-year Rashaad. Penny's a solid running back Germain ifedi. Is it consistent suggesting offensive? Lineman Bruce Irvin left the Seattle Seahawks after four years was okay. It's the same thing with lineman James Carpenter. He was okay and then after four years, he took off his my point. The last time the Seattle Seahawks drafted a truly amazing player in the first round was 2010 and it's very unlikely that anybody that the Arts were going to draft with the pics. They traded away whether it's a 2021 first-round pick or the 2022 first-round pick. It's very very very very unlikely. I thought they were going to draft anybody of a caliber similar to Jamal Adams because Jamal Adams is unbelievable. Now another thing I want to mention I do think it's In fairness part of why the Seahawks are impacted with our drafting the first round is because they're good when you're really good that means you're picking at the end of the first round. So if you have a bunch of late first-round picks are not going to get the cream of the crop the best players in the draft every year. And to be clear, you know, Jamal Adams is better than anybody they were going to draft but here's an accurate statement about Seattle's ability to draft in the first round. I want to be clear because a lot of people there's a lot of narrative or replace. This is an accurate statement. Again, the Seahawks have not drafted a star player in the first round in ten years since 2010 and usually the Seahawks draft average solid starters in the first round, but not star players. And the reason Seattle Seahawks draft picks who became stars were players drafted after the first round. Think about this listen to this list. It's crazy. It's actually very bizarre or how good the Seattle Seahawks are at drafting after the first round. Bobby Wagner was a second-round pick Richard Sherman. Everybody knows Richard Sherman a fifth-round pick out of Stanford Michael Brown Doug Baldwin undrafted free agents DK Metcalf a second-round pick Russell Wilson who might be he's arguably the best quarterback in the entire NFL was a third-round pick Russell Wilson linebacker KJ Wright a fourth-round pick Tyler Lockett was drafted in the third round. The Seahawks in my opinion did not give up too much for Jamal Adams. They traded away to Future first-round picks sure but there are an unknown quantity. You have no idea how good they would be maybe they're a bunch of James carpenters and Bruce Irvin's found that really better than Jamal Adams not at all in my opinion. They traded away an unknown quantity to get a superstar safety Jamal Adams who will immediately have a massive massive impact on the Seattle Seahawks and my opinion. That's a great move. I honestly don't know how much like look at. What are the Jets going to do with those first-round picks? They're getting rid of Adam gase next year have a whole new coach, maybe a whole new general manager. Who do you feel better? I just don't I don't think a Jets are going to do any better with those draft picks than they would have done with Jamal Adams in my opinion. The Jets really screwed up letting the ball Adams leaves and honestly now listening to Jamal Adams you pay attention to what the Jets have said and the narrative it's been spun about him recently. The Jets kind of make Jamal Adams out to be a bad guy and I just don't think it's true. I watch him play on the field his passion his attention to detail. He's clearly. I don't think a troublemaker. I think he's a really good football player who also wants to win and unfortunately, Jamal Adams came to realize. Oh crap. I'm not going to win a New York the people around me my coach the people here aren't capable of winning football games. And that is why Jamal Adams started speaking up he wanted out he wanted to get away. I don't think Jamal Adams as a troublemaker. I think it's a great football player. And I think the Seattle Seahawks overwhelmingly made a great move by trading for him. They didn't give up too much. They made a great move in my opinion. Okay, I need some water. This is in fact pineapple juice. It's a Montana cup. I got it like two years ago in Montana. Montana is my favorite place to vacation. I'll be honest. I think if you ever go to Bozeman Montana, it's just a beautiful little town. It's pretty the mountains are everywhere. I'm a big Montana guy. I'll probably never lived there. It's too cold for me, but it's a great choice in the summer to visit and yellow Stones near it's like an hour and half away from Bozeman. So if you ever want to go to Bozeman on a vacation, that's a great place to go. It's near Yellowstone. It's really pretty in the summer here or in the winter when I go someday, but right now it's too cold for me right now. Meaning I am too cold. I don't want to go somewhere. I don't know football's in the winter. I don't want to go it's too cold. I'd rather not go to Montana down there enough said I'm tripping over my words here. They're events and covid-19 outbreaks and a couple of sports in college football. You had the Rutgers football team had a coronavirus outbreak that 15 players that tested positive part of the Rutgers football team team workouts got shut down the entire team has been quarantined. And we actually saw a similar story at Michigan State as well where the team got quarantined now. Apparently the outbreak at Rutgers has been linked to an on-campus party and this has been my major concern about college football the entire way where I used to live in a college town. I lived in Pullman Washington, which is where Washington State football team. I also actually played college football myself and let me tell you college football players are going to party like no matter even garments use my favorite college football player of all time that did party he partied hard College athletes party there and you're not going to stop it. No coach has absolute control and can control his entire roster and get his team to stop partying. It's just not true God. And one of the problems that college football has right now and in general is that you're not paying the players. So with coronavirus you have way less control. You can't tell them what what what to do what they need to do cuz they're probably not actually going to entirely listen. It only takes one player to go to a party go hang out at a kickback go do this or that even go to the grocery store the wrong way get coronavirus. And in fact your entire team with my point is it's hard to stop an entire football team in college from doing something you have less control cuz you're not paying them. Now Major League Baseball also had a major outbreak the Miami Marlins have had nineteen positive coronavirus tests between players and coaches and they've had five games postponed so far. They haven't played a game since last Sunday and I don't know that they're playing a game any time soon either yet. Now apparently in Miami's case something went out nightclubbing or out on the town at night in Atlanta during a team trip for two like summer games scrimmages right before the season started. So we also have not only college football's got problems. Yeah, Moby's got problems actually in the NFL. I read a story this morning that Minnesota wide receiver. Justin Jefferson was placed on a reserved by covid-19 list meaning that he either has covid-19 or he's been in contact with somebody who also has covid-19 to either has it or spending contact people do have it. And so Monday through no viruses everywhere. It's in every sport right now except for basketball if you notice oh, it's been weeks since the had a positive home grown a virus test. Why is that? Well, it's pretty obvious. They're all in a bubble in Orlando. If you're playing currently in the season, you're in Orlando at Walt Disney World in a quarantined bubble. You're not going to get the virus because of that and the bubbles working again. It's been weeks since anybody tested positive. So the bubbleworks maybe other sports could use the bubble. I think if the NFL can find a way to feasibly do it. I don't know that you can have a there can be an NFL bubble the same way. There's an NBA double because roster size are so much bigger. Like you can't find a facility big enough to house the entire NFL all 32 teams and the coaches and although all the organizations. You could maybe find me a local hotel that could house like a hotel in Buffalo for the Buffalo Bill's Hotel in Baltimore for the Baltimore Ravens a hotel in Denver to hold the entire Denver Broncos coaching staff wage. Maybe just maybe that could work. But in my opinion you can't do things the same way the NBA is done if you're the NFL. But here's the lesson all this to me in my opinion. It's a change as hard one of my favorite books about change and there are by the way thousands and thousands if not millions of books about the idea of life on the reason why there's so many books because changing your life is really hard. My favorite book is called change or die and that's just in case you care. I'm not going to go into some spiel about change of diet. It's a great book. But the point is that athletes are going to need to change their behavior if sports are going to work this fall. Covid-19 is awful. It's not fun. None of us. Wanted this. I hate wearing a stupid mask. It's uncomfortable. My ears stick out way too much. I can't breathe properly. It's not fun. Nobody likes the mask. Nobody likes not being able to go out. But they're also important that whole changing your life and changing your behavior because of coronavirus is necessary and really in my opinion the mindset surrounding covid-19 needs to change if you're an athlete then you want to go to work and home and that's it. You go to work you drive from work from your house to work then drive from work to your house. Those are the only two places you are until coronavirus is over at least until your season is over. You want to practice of your game and your house? I could not be more clear about that. You can't go out. No parties. No nightclubs know going out. You gotta change your behaviour if you're an athlete involved in your season. People want to live as if coronavirus doesn't exist. And I totally understand that. There's pushback there's frustration. None of us chose to be in the situation. We are with coronavirus. It's awful. It's frustrating. It's annoying what it's also reality and you have to deal in reality. You can't deal in hopes and desires so mindsets need to change behavior is going to need to change get to work and you go home. That's it. You live basically in your own self quarantine bubble. You're if you're an athlete you're you're wealthy enough to get your groceries delivered to pay another person to clean your groceries wipe them down. The NFL seasons on its way and if there's no NFL bubble and or if players don't self quarantine, then it's not going to work. You have to change your behavior wage and simple you gotta change your mindset. You gotta accept reality that coronavirus is a real thing and it's impacting your season and you gotta change your behavior and if that stuff doesn't happen and then not only is college football not going to happen, which I think is doomed from the beginning. I think baseball might have problems if they don't start waking up and go. Oh crap, we can't nightclub. We can't go out. This is very serious off and the NFL certainly is not going to happen unless people start changing their mindsets and changing their behavior. It's tough really don't like it. It's not fun. I don't like I think I'm scolding people like giving that message but it also is really important if changes aren't made and it can be like the NFL needs to change no coaches and players need to change the need to change their habits and accept that job. Have to live differently if those if the behavior isn't changed in that reality. The new reality of coronavirus isn't accepted than sports are not going to work this fall. This next story is one that I honestly want to wait and see a little bit what happens I'm going to talk about it briefly. I said that at the top of the show I said, there are three and half stories that were going to talk about in this episode. This is really the half stuck in my opinion. So six doing on Patriots players have opted out of the 2020 NFL season those players include linebacker Dante Hightower safety Patrick Chung right tackle Marcus Cannon fullback, Danny Vitali. Those are for starters of really big impactful players. They're also have lost two role players or two backups running back Brandon Bolden and offensive lineman Najee Toran. This is really going to hurt the Patriots too. Big Playmakers on defense starting offense of lineman. I'll be honest. I really want to wait and see how this song. Develops and kind of I just want more information to be honest about the six players and about who else maybe Ops out of the Patriots, but I already can see all this is going to impact three sets of people number one. It's going to impact the starting quarterback of the New England Patriots. I think it's going to affect Cam Newton and really my angle here is going to eventually impact Jarrett Stidham the back of them back in New England if Cam has a starting quarterback then cams off of the flying just got worse and the defense of random just got worse and the likelihood of Cam Newton getting her wage just went up. Either because he's got a backup right tackle. You can't play and that leads to cam getting hit a little too much or because he's pushing too hard to try and be Superman and carry the Patriots on his back either way the likelihood of Jarrett Stidham playing this year just went up in my opinion with the loss of I starting a right tackle and to really good Defenders that's going to have a huge impact on the page would season. Now number to the second group impacted are actually the Buffalo Bills funny like the page where it's got worse and then actually helps the Buffalo Bills who are a good football team who are pushing try and win their division. I'm really I don't feel as good about the Patriots today as I did a week ago, really even then before I knew about the story. Now number three the other person this impacts the early kind of a group of people. This impacts is Bill Belichick and whoever the future quarterback of the Patriots is so Bill Belichick head coach is really in a predicament where he's got Cam Newton Jarrett Stidham two guys who can't we think is good. Jared said and we think could be the future of the Patriots the last Tom Brady Bunch. But if the Patriots are bad next year, then they've really got a better chance at drafting a quarterback in the first round of the NFL draft, maybe Trevor Lawrence, maybe Justin Fields. Maybe they need to go to State quarterback freelance. The page was just took a really big hit. He lost six players for the year for starters two backups and by-the-way backups matter to people want to say well wage the two backups don't matter. Well, they helped by setting the tone of the building and practice and so I'm curious how things unfold this year for the Patriots. I have no idea what's going to happen wage. They're definitely not the same team. They were a couple of days ago now and I really want to know how like what what does a ripple effect of this move do does it mean the Patriots get Trevor Lawrence because they're really bad thoughts in the Cam Newton gets hurt because offensive line isn't as good does it mean that the bills make the playoffs instead of the Patriots? I have no idea, but I'm really curious again to see how things unfold for the Patriots game this year. Now the final thing on today's shell. I'll be very very honest. This is something I really wasn't originally planning on talking about but then a suspension came and it fired me up. It really made me interested at had more research. And here's what happened to LA Dodgers were playing against the Houston Astros. Remember the Astros cheated last year. They won the World Series and beat the Dodgers. And so in a game this year Joe Kelly was pitching for the Dodgers and there's a great breakdown of what happened on YouTube by Jambo Jambo media is my favorite baseball YouTuber. He's incredible. And by the way watching the video of Joe Kelly, I kept thinking that the pitcher Joe Kelly looks a lot like the comedian. Joshua was kind of funny to me. So Joe Kelly the Dodgers pitcher was struggling a bit with command his kind of his fastball was wild and all over the place and he gave Alex bregman a four-pitch walk. But the final pitch of that walk. I was a 96 mile an hour fastball that went behind bragman's head and the batter had to duck down to avoid So Alex bregman gets walked and then Joe Kelly struck out Carlos Correa. And as Joe Kelly walks off the field. He taunted Carlos Correa making fun of him a bit and I'll be honest. I loved it. I was I was camping when someone sent me the video. I loved every single second of it was fun. There was drama Joe Kelly and my mind is a hero for doing what I really wanted to have happened to the to the Astros for a long time. And you know, there are there are knowing baseball people who hate bat flips off of backflips. I'm the kind of guy who says you hit a homerun. Hey celebrate taunting is fun rub it in their face and I would Joe Kelly did was great now baseball the MLB really did not like what Joe Kelly did that didn't like the taunting and they determined that he was intentionally throwing at the Astros batters trying to hit them. And the most outrageous part is that Joe Kelly got an eight-game suspension. Remember that's during a 60 Game season. So a games out of a 60 Game season is an astronomically gigantic big suspension for what happened really seemed very very very much overblown. It's a big chunk of the year. And everybody keeps saying that the MLB did this to send a message to other teams. Hey do not mess with the Houston Astros. It's so frustrating. I understand that I actually don't understand baseball. Why are you doing this? I am so I'm trying so very hard to like the MLB. I'm So Into I love the sport of baseball. I really enjoy baseball has some incredible moments, but the MLB wage right now in baseball are not exactly the same thing and I'm really struggling with MLB Major League Baseball, man, they're doing so many things right but my biggest issue with the MLB recently was that none of the Astros players who cheated got punished and so now not only were none of the Astros players were involved in cheating. Not only were they not punished phone. Now, the MLB is actively protecting those players. And this is what happens in my opinion if the league doesn't punish them then opposing teams are going to take it into their own hands and do what they can to punish them their way and it really took it is is the Injustice of this entire situation the Injustice bothers me. It's not only that but some small part of me admit the part of me that looks at Joe Kelly and what he's doing his taunting and his his audacity really the small part of me that likes Joe Kelly Smith wants controversy. Makes me go I I like this. I like watching the astral suffer. I like watching Joe Kelly. Taunt them again. I felt like Joe Kelly was kind of a hero because he was acting towards Astros the way I feel towards the Astros. They're cheaters. The Houston Astros are cheaters and they got off scot-free. No punishment that the the organization got punished Sheriff. The players did not nothing happened to the players. And so if you strike them out, yeah rub it in their face a little bit again the little small dark part of me. I enjoy it. It's fun. I guess maybe hitting batters repeatedly is not the best answer. I understand that. But I hate to admit it does feel like justice when I watch an Astros player get beaned in the back. It feels a little bit good. It's like ha finally some retribution something some consequences for your actions the players chose to cheat and look I understand why an Astros player would choose to cheat if you said hey, here's the device is going to make you better your job and honestly help you earn more money back. There was something that made me a better sports broadcaster that instantly made me more money and maybe like way better so I could win whatever there's no sports broadcasters Championship, but you get my point. I understand the desire to do something makes them better job and makes you more money. It's it's tempting to want to take advantage of that opportunity. But again, if you cheat there should be consequences and unfortunately Major League Baseball did not punish the playoffs cheated for the Astros. And now even weirder the Astros are being protected. It's all messy. It's all bad. But right wrong or indifferent. I'm really really struggling with the dead Injustice right now surrounding the Houston Astros. I just leaves a bad taste in my mouth and I watched Joe Kelly taunting them and throwing balls behind their head and go home. I hate to admit it. Joe Kelly said here. I want everybody to do that. It's fun. Like if baseball's going to do nothing, but the league is going to do nothing. Can we at least have some retribution from opposing teams and now baseball took even that away? It's like oh the fun part of the storyline was really excited about for baseball was what happens when teams play against the Astros baseball said no drama, none of that. We're going to Nerf it immediately. It's like come on. Come on. I also upset I hate baseball handle that and again the Injustice around the Houston Astros is really really bothering me and it just doesn't feel good to me at all cuz my name is Akshay Kumar. Thank you so very much for tuning. In fact, I'll call that a warm-up lap you ever see people like they do a short little lap. It's called the warm-up. I guess this episode was short. It was 3 and 1/2 topics, but it was really what I needed to do to get back in shape and mm. Get going for the long stretch ahead. We got a lot of shows coming up. We have a massive fall ahead baseball basketball. The NFL is coming soon. Maybe college football. Probably not off the NBA happens tonight. We're going to watch the Pelicans and we're going to watch the Lakers and the Clippers. We'll talk about it tomorrow. There's an F1 race coming up a lot of great stuff guys. My name is Akshay Kumar. Thank you so very much. Tomorrow as well. Hope you have a great day, but I'm bum bam we are done.

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#288 NFL Coaches On The Hot Seat, NBA Finals Game 1, Lions Beat The Cardinals & Ask Zac

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48:01 min | 6 months ago

#288 NFL Coaches On The Hot Seat, NBA Finals Game 1, Lions Beat The Cardinals & Ask Zac

"Oh my goodness. Good morning. Good afternoon. Whatever it is for you. I hope you're having a fantastic day. My name is Zach shomler. This is strong opinion Sports episode. 288 288. That's crazy to me. I guess we're close to 300. What do I do at three hundred? I don't know what I don't have any special plans made. I don't know if anybody had if anybody has an idea, please let me know. I'd love to do something to celebrate or make it a special episode. I I don't know what to do there. But if anyone has a special idea, please let me know Thursday's episode of short sweet to the point. I don't want to waste anybody's time. There's really no fluff for filler. I mean there never really is anyway, but especially today it's like bam. I got like a couple of things to say. That's it. I'm watching the Jets play the Broncos tonight get annihilated Navy will see I hate in the Jets. I don't know. I want to start here though. As I look around the NFL I see for coaches who are on the hot seat meaning I see for coaches who are at risk of being fired. And here is why I believe these coaches might be fired. Number one. The first coach I think is at risk of being fired is the Jets head coach Adam gase. This is the most obvious one to me. I'd be surprised if he made it really to the end of the year. He will likely be fired mid-season. If not after losing to the Denver Broncos on Thursday Night Football if they lose we'll see what happens there. The Jets are awful. And I know that I dated this just now by saying it's before the game doesn't matter. They've been awful for a while adding case appears to have lost the locker room. Now. The Hope was when Adam gase join the New York Jets The Hope was that he would be able to help the Jets Young quarterback, Sam darnold. And instead of helping Sam. It appears that he has, you know, Bruins Sam darnold instead, which is just it's a tragedy. It's frustrating for jets fans. I imagine Adam gase appears to be on his way out bad leadership. I wouldn't want him working with my son. He is not the answer in New York appears pretty obvious right now. Now the second coach I believe is in the hot seat is the Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn. I think he's likely going to get fired now, by the way, I'm not rooting for these guys to get fired. I want it to be clear. I'm not comfortable with calling for somebody's job. I don't do I really I try not to do that as much as I can because I remember when my dad lost his job and 2008. It's brutal. Like these are human beings. He's a real people it's not fun. But I also got to say these are predictions based on what I see and what I see in Atlanta is that they have developed a culture of blowing leads. I mean blowing a fourth-quarter lead against whoever they're playing. It seems like you know, it seems like blowing a former lead in Atlanta is becoming a common occurrence and that's not acceptable. That's not okay that can't happen and Dan Quinn is supposed to be a defensive-minded head coach defense supposed to be the specialty And yet when you watch the Falcons you go, huh? I don't I don't see that anywhere at all. I see Miss tackles. I see blown assignments. I see maybe the dog Diaz are good, but it's not working in practice and maybe he's a good coordinator. I don't know he did well at his previous job but as a head coach it's not working and it because it's become pretty clear watching the Falcons this year. They need new leadership. They bloated they blew lie in the Superbowl couple of years ago. They blew lead a huge lead in the fourth quarter of the Cowboys again. They had a lead a sixteen point lead against the Chicago Bears halfway through the fourth quarter and they lost and they keep Miss managing things and doing a lot of things wrong. It's pretty clear to me. The Atlanta Falcons need new leadership. Number three, I believe Bill O'Brien. The Houston Texans is at risk of being fired. And by the way, Bill O'Brien is not just the head coach in Houston. He's also the general manager. What that means is that Bill O'Brien is not just coaching the team. He's also making Personnel decisions. And so I mean it seems like he's bad at both, right the Texans are open 3 and not to mention the early years past years failures as well. And then the big moves a Houston made as a general manager you look at well you traded away DeAndre Hopkins. He's a star now in Arizona with the chrome wheels that that appears to be a horrible trade the guy that got for DeAndre Hopkins David Johnson from the nicest thing I can say is that it was just a very in equal trade not a good track. I don't I don't want to hate on David Johnson. It's not his fault that he was the victim of a really poor decision by the Houston, Texas making him look bad. I mean, it's just I feel bad for David Johnson. He was even put in that position in the first place. Terrible trade horribly an equal not to mention the added Brandin Cooks. They added Randall Cobb. Neither of those receivers are really panning out either Bill O'Brien appears to be a failure both as a head coach and as a general manager, I know that's harsh but it's true intentions are oh and 3 the next four games. They play they play Minnesota. They play the Jaguars they play the Titans and the play the Green Bay Packers. Week 8 Houston has a bye week. Think about this at best at best. The Houston Texans are going to be three and four going into their bye week and it's likely going to be a lot worse. It's not good. I believe Bill O'Brien is on his way out the Texans have this amazing quarterback DeShaun Watson. And the reality is you cannot waste the best years of age DeShaun Watson. That's just awful. That's not acceptable. Now I want to also be clear the third coach on this list and the fourth coach on this list have a similar problem. So number three is Bill O'Brien number four is the Detroit Lions head coach, Matt, Patricia. These guys are both former Bill Belichick assistant head coaches in New England. They've worked with Bill Belichick and they've taken on Bill Belichick's kind of Colder approach to being a head coach. And what's sad is they haven't really put their own spin on it. It's not authentic to them. And the problem is when you act like Bill Belichick, but you're not Bill Belichick. I mean if you don't have 6 Super Bowls in Iraq, like Bill Belichick does it's hard for people to treat you the same way. They treat Bill Belichick. You don't have the cachet. You don't command the same level of respect. The Bill Belichick says you can't get away with the same stuff. He can suck. Brian Flores the head coach of Miami is another Bill Belichick assistant, but he's done is different. He has put his own unique Spin and he's coaching in his own way not trying to be Bill Belichick. He's trying to be Brian Flores and that is way more effective what he's doing in Miami's building something. It's hard to see we're looking at Miami now, we're going I will see if they work out but in a couple I believe in Miami because partly Brian Flores is not trying to copy somebody else. He's being authentic. He's taking what he learned from Bill Belichick, but doing it in his own way with Matt Patricia and billion. We haven't seen that players don't respect that approach, unless your Bill Belichick and can go. Hey, I've won six championships. You better listen to what I say that kind of cold pack of ruling your team like a dictator doesn't work. Unless you have the cash a Bill Belichick does so again to be clear. I believe that Matt Patricia the Detroit Lions head coach may get fired off. Detroit in from their ownership Detroit's ownership is tired of being mediocre. They want to win they want to be in the playoff hunt. And if the lines are not in the playoff discussion this year, you know, they're one and two right now if they're not in the playoff discussion when the year ends or sooner they're going to get rid of my Patricia in my opinion and it might be the right thing. I mean, there's been a lot of dissension in the locker room. A lot of this people have left angry people have had been really frustrated in that Patricia. I don't think it's working and we met a total reset with the Detroit Lions. So I come out I have said that there are four NFL head coaches on the hot seat did a whole topic about why I believe these coaches are risk of being fired off and what that means is that for new head coaches are going to be brought into these Hot Seat jobs. So what I want to do, I want to rank the four NFL Hot Seat jobs that are going to be available potentially coming up pretty soon. Here's the job. I would want and also going to tell you the job and I would avoid so number one. I believe the best job that could become available by far in the NFL is the job of head coach of the Houston Texans game. It starts with their quarterback. They have a superstar quarterback a young guy DeShaun Watson and I want to ask who would not want to work with the Sean Watson you look at what he's done. He'll get his ability. Look at his talent you look at this decision making leadership everything. I don't know. What coach if there was like four jobs available in the NFL and Houston's one of them you go to Houston cuz you want to work with DeShaun Watson. That's pretty obvious. That's pretty clear. And one of the big names emerging as a potential head coach in the NFL is Eric be enemy the offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs. I would love to watch me work with the Sean Watson. That would be a match made in heaven. I would love that. And by the way, Houston doesn't have a general manager either. Which means that they have kind of a cool opportunity to bring in a general manager and bring in a head coach at the same time and collaborate and build something together. The last time I can remember that happening really took a good degree is John Lynch with the 49ers the general manager pairing with Kyle Shanahan that coach of the 49ers. They went to a Superbowl last year. They built a really interesting. Awesome France just built something pretty cool in San Francisco. I'd love to see something like that happen in Houston with therapy enemy. And then whatever human being becomes the general manager, hopefully in Houston now the second best job available in the NFL if if it becomes available in my opinion of the hot seat jobs I mentioned The second best job that would be available is the Atlanta Falcons head coaching job. I really like what they have. And here's what's attractive about the job in Atlanta. You have a stable quarterback situation. You have a guy Matt Ryan who's thirty-five years old? Yeah, he's not going to be our quarterback forever in Atlanta. But when you come in as a new head coach, you have an immediate need that's already taken care of. Okay. Wow, we don't need to build a house. We only have a house in the property. We can figure out how to do the other stuff that needs work around the property do landscaping do this do that. The house is already. Thank goodness kind of like that within that kind of like that in Atlanta where I if you were hired by Atlanta, you're gotta your number one priorities got to be working on the culture with the Falcons. They have had a history now of blowing long. I think it's in their head. It's something that you no doubt Creeps in it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy as a coach in Atlanta. You have to find a way to change that. Now another benefit in Atlanta is you have a patient owner now Arthur Blank is maybe even patient to a fault the owner in Atlanta people say he's complacent when I hear that if I was a head coach, I'd go wow, you say complacent complacent completion. That's not a word. You say complacent I say, oh job security. Nice. That's how I feel about that. And what's good about Arthur Blank. You can say wow, he gave Dan Queen way too many opportunities in Atlanta. I mean Dan Quinn still has his job, but the benefit of that is, oh wow, a coach is going to say, hey he gave that guy lot of opportunities. He's likely also wage. Give me a lot of opportunities. If a owner fires a coach too quickly. It sends a message. Oh, I wouldn't want to coach there because guys get fired after like a couple losses in one year. I mean, it's not a good look at all. So I really like the job in Atlanta. Now the third most appealing job that may come available in the NFL is the head coach of the Detroit Lions head coach of the Lions is not the job would not be my first job my first choice, I guess as a head coach in the NFL if I had to pick if I look around the league, I'm like, I'm not going. Oh Detroit, that's why I want to coach. But it is an opportunity and there are not many opportunities like that in the NFL you have decent ownership. You do have problems with the ownership. There's something that's not quite right there, but the benefits the ownership in Detroit wants to win and that gives you leverage as a coach. They are hungry to win games in Detroit. Now one thing you'd have to do as a coach in Detroit is make a decision about their quarterback Matthew Stafford. He's only thirty-two years old. That's not young. But he's also not 37. I mean there's there's some wiggle room there. But here is why I would move on from Matthew Stafford if I was a new coach in Detroit, the Lions have tried rebuilding around Matthew Stafford not once but multiple times and it hasn't worked. And another negative of keeping Matthew Stafford. Is that if you keep Stafford. It raises the expectations of how you're supposed to do that year. I'd want to do a full rebuild reset everything lower expectations. Get a new quarterback preferably on a young, you know, a cheeseburger Ricky contract reset everything but the Lions job is not a terrible opportunity. There are definitely far worse around the NFL and it's not horrible. Now the four jobs, I think maybe become available in the NFL the 4th the worst the least appealing job opportunity that could become available in the NFL is by far the head coach of the New York Jets. You do not want this job. We see all the time young first-time head coaches take on opportunities with bad organizations. And guess what? They get fired. They don't have a good time. It seems like a good opportunity Oh Nana FICO is my dream. I want to be head coach. That's so cool. But I'm telling people sometimes you got to wait for the right opportunity. Not necessarily your first opportunity, right? So sometimes it's good to relax and take a deep breath and say I want a better opportunity than that. You may not ever get more than one shot to be a head coach in the NFL some guys get one opportunity. That's it. And if you're only ever going to get one opportunity guaranteed to give yourself the the best possible opportunity you can have find a stable owner. Have a good quarterback. Make a team like the New York Jets. Somebody else's problem. Why deal with it? Why make that your problem the Jets have crappy ownership. The Jets have a Young quarterback, Sam darnold who he looks lost. He may be Beyond fixing I mean Houston or New York DeShaun Watson and I mean, I'm not watching it or a rookie quarterback or Sam. Darnold. I would take the Sean Watson and Houston every single time and I like Sam darnold. Although I'm nervous about him as future months. Now the best thing about the Jets by far is for sure their fan base. I love their fans. They're crazy. They're ravenous. They're passionate. They're angry. They want to win there. They care a lot and that's really really cool. And I genuinely feel bad for a fan of the New York Jets. I don't wish that on anybody those people, you know, they are emotionally invested and they look miserable just go all you poor people but as a head coach, it's not your job to care for jets fans, especially if you don't haven't taken a job yet as a coach your job is to take care of your family and try to win games and the well-being of the Jets organization is not your problem. So why make it your problem, for example, Eric be enemy is the Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator. And that is a really nice gig you got man. You got a you're winning. You got a great quarterback Patrick Mahomes a good staff around you you're working for them read good players again you're winning and that's really really fun. And I would argue that. The offensive coordinator job in Kansas city is straight up a better job than head coach of the New York Jets and you would go what it's a step down. But doesn't quality of life matter. It should and it definitely does. If you want to be a head coach and the Jets are your only opportunity it might be better just to wait say I'm glad and I want to coach the best way. This one's ever handled was by Bill Belichick Bill Belichick. It's kind of crazy took the Jets head coaching job for one day took the job looked around and went. Oh man home ownership is bad. I don't like my situation and he stepped down now when he stepped down he was very clear saying Hey, I want to be a coach. I like coaching. I just don't know that I'm going to have a good time here you gave you can't just say I don't want to coach cuz that makes people go. Well, he didn't take the Jets job. He had an opportunity. No be clear. I want to be a coach. I just want to be coach for the Jets right? I know again. I feel bad for jets fans. If I was a NFL head coach a potential NFL head coach I would avoid The Jets like a plague. I would not want to coach there. I wouldn't want to be a part of what they're doing. People say they're going to draft Trevor Lawrence. Come on Zac. Sure, but you also drafted Sam darnold. And are you going to ruin that one too? I mean I don't I just again I always if you can avoid working for bad ownership. Again Bill Belichick. One of the best movie ever made was avoiding working for the Jets. He looked around took the job looked around said ownership. The potato chip is bad. The situation isn't great. He quit after one day. I'm not trying to hate on the New York Jets. But man I I that job is going to become available and I go I wouldn't take that job. I mean there's a reason why the Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zach Taylor before being the Bengals head coach. You know what he did was he an offensive coordinator? Was he a head coach somewhere else was he was a highly qualified know Zac Taylor the Bengals head coach before being the coach of the Bengals was a quarterback coach of the LA Rams. Now, it's a little different in LA because the head coach is also the offensive coordinator. I get it you can argue with me all day if you want. But my point is the Bangles weren't able to bring in a robbery high-level top candidate because high-level top coaching candidates don't want to coach and Cincinnati. It's going to become very quickly the same with the New York Jets. People are going to realize oh God. I don't know that I I I'm happy to be wrong. I hope in fact to be clear. I really really hope that the Jets can bring in an incredible coach a guy who's accomplished who's done a lot who is like man. Let's turn things around cuz I want to see the Jets be bad and miserable Jets fans think I hate them. I'm not a hater. I don't care. I don't I just I look at what they are right now and I would say man if my friend called me saying hey, dude. I'm considering becoming the the new Jets head coach. What do you think? I'd say run far away. You don't want that job wait for a better opportunity. It's like if my friend called me and said hey, I'm going to buy a house that's falling apart and needs a million dollars worth of Renovations. I would say what are you doing? That's a bad investment bro. Don't do that. It's a similar thing and I just if I were a head coaching candidate, I would avoid the New York Jets like they are the plague. All right guys, my name is Akshay Kumar. I'm going to take a short break when I returned voice is having a hard time today. I thought about the Lions beating the Cardinals. What happened there? We'll talk about the NBA Finals game 1 will do ask Zack and a good stuff ahead. My name is Akshay Kumar. I will be right back. All right, we are back again. I hope you're doing well. I man I smoke is gone here. I'm so much happier. It's crazy. How much being able to go outside is a an emotional lift home or doing? Well. I want to talk about this now on Sunday the Detroit Lions beat the Cardinals 26 223. I was surprised what what happened so I watched the game and everybody knows I'm a big believer in Kyler Murray. I watched this film I go. Wow the dude supremely talented really good stuff on tape off and good habits. Who's got good NFL habits had him since college did well last year. But on Sunday. Kyler Murray the Cardinals quarterback, there's no other way to put it he had a bad game. He had three interceptions one was tipped. But another one was also dropped later. So they really kind of even out should have three interceptions. He did have three injections Kyler did have a couple of good plays his talent was on display had a cool touchdown run to the left side where he made him and Miss ran to the left pylon also had a touchdown in the right corner to offer and Isabella like a great thrill for sure. I mean Tyler's very very talented. But the turnovers that he had on Sunday really allowed Detroit to hang around and yeah, the lions were owing to going into that game. They lost to the Bears. They got embarrassed by the Bay Packers, but there are still a professional football team and they're also not awful the same way teams like the New York Jets are so if you're going to give the Lions a ton of opportunities to hang around and win a game, they will win the game. I mean, they're not the lines are capable. They're not the worst team. They got a solid quarterback their coach has problems, but he's actually a good schematic coach. I mean schematically he does good. He's got good defensive design. And I don't know man the Lions they won the game the Cardinals in my opinion watching this game. I went the Lions just were allowed to hang around and hang around and hang around a Cardinals could make it happen. And there was a particularly frustrating place kind of a microcosm of what happened with Kyler Murray on Sunday. There were a lot of bad decisions that I went. Why are you doing that? So on a third of Nine the life defense, you know, they double covered both outside receivers down. The sideline was safety help and Kyler for whatever reason I don't understand launches a deep ball down the right sideline to Keyshawn Johnson. Keyshawn Johnson is not awful. He's a solid interesting contributor, but he's not he's like, he's like just above a practice squad player. I don't want to trash on him cuz again, he's got a couple of moments right now. Nice play kid ink for the most part. You'll Keyshawn Johnson not the do you want to throw the ball to in a double-covered situation? Like first of all, you have Andy Isabella wide open on like a 12-yard out route. That would have been a first down throw Andy Isabella the ball. What are you doing? Kylor with second of all if you're going to launch a ball in the double coverage, you have DeAndre Hopkins on the left side. Throat a DeAndre Hopkins, what is going on? I don't understand and a lot of the game. I was sitting watching going. I don't understand. I don't understand. Why is Kyler throwing the ball here? Why is he throwing there? And I know Kyler's better than how we played on Sunday against Detroit. He's gotta play a lot better moving forward in life. The Cardinals want to win a lot of games. I think they're capable of it very clearly. They should have went on Sunday Kyler kind of threw the game away for his team. It's really disappointing and frustrating to see now. Good news. Is there new receiver DeAndre Hopkins is fitting in very very well in Arizona. He had 10 catches for 137 yards. Honestly, I think Kyler Could have thrown in the ball a couple more times and been very much okay with it. He was targeted 12 times. I think again you could have thrown DeAndre Hopkins a ball like 15 times on Sunday for like two hundred yards and I'm better off now. I will say for the Lions perspective. I know Lions fans are like, can you can you talk about Detroit at all? It was cool to see Lions rookie cornerback, Jeff okuda, get an interception. He had a tough start to the NFL season. He's a rookie and I mean think about this he played early on in his rookie season. He played Aaron Rodgers whose wage Hall of Fame quarterback English reading people this year. Then he was guarding DeAndre Hopkins a top-notch star receiver in the NFL. That's a really really tough way to start the year. So for Lions fans be patient going to be just fine. Jeffcoat is very talented. We saw that had a great interception the story of the game though the Lions beat the Cardinals. The story of the game is that Kyler Murray was bad. Kyler Murray has got to be better moving forward. He made a lot of bad decisions and that cannot happen moving forward. Kyler Murray has got to be better. He cannot have another game that you did against Detroit and it was alarming to go. Wow, you're capable of that. I get everyone has a bad game, but that bad game was really really bad and showed a lot of weaknesses and inconsistencies with Kyler Murray count who I don't like that really at all. Let's talk about the NBA finals and some pineapple juice first. And cuz I try to clear my throat and get through this. I look I love my job. I hope it's clear. I just might I'm having a I think any of my wisdom teeth out something's going on with her mouth and I've been to the doctors and they said nothing's wrong. And I said, I don't believe you it's been a weird back and forth. My tonsils are like the size of like literally as a size of a golf ball the back of my throat both of them and the doctors looked at that and said you're fine. And I said I can not breathe out my nose. I don't feel fine. And so we're I don't know what to do here. I hate the American Health Care system. I want to just talk about NBA finals. I'm sorry for bothering you with my problems off in the in game 1 of the NBA Finals the Lakers 11162 98th. And really the truth is that the game was A lot more of a blowout than even that score would suggest. I mean there was a point in the third quarter where the Lakers were up by Thirty points and you went ooh what's going on and going into this game? I don't really have a dog in the fight. I'm I really like the bron James. I love Jimmy Butler both teams have compelling players. I love Duncan Robinson for Miami. If you don't know Duncan Robinson Story, it's really cool. He was a an undrafted rookie free agent when I was saying an undrafted free agent out of wasn't drafted in the NBA draft out of Michigan before that. He played division three basketball at Williams college and he went from being undrafted two years ago to now being a starter in the NBA Finals. That's very very cool. It's cool to see LeBron players old team as old head coach Erik Spoelstra. I think the Lakers have a couple of compelling players. It's cool to watch Anthony Davis who suffered for years with the New Orleans Pelicans now finally on a big stage playing well for the Lakers game. Leading scorer and game won the Lakers have Dwight Howard. He was starting in NBA Finals game 1 like what Dwight Howard what a crazy cool comeback story that is and so long. I don't care who wins. I want to have a good series. I want entertaining fun basketball and unfortunately game one. Crickets, man. It wasn't that it was not entertaining. It wasn't. I mean like if you like the Lakers you had a great time cuz like yeah Lakers killing it but there was no tension. There was no drama the Lakers won easily. Now Miami had two starters get hurt. They lost Goran dragich. They lost bam. Adebayo had a he had a shoulder injury. I am curious if and if so, how Miami can bounce back in game two, but the Lakers shot the ball extremely well from Beyond The Arc the three-point. The ball was phenomenal in the first half there were 11 / 17 in the first half maybe the Lakers cool off as the series goes on but Miami looks injured. They also have a big size disadvantage where the Lakers put Dwight Howard into their starting lineup and that's like it's a head-turner month because the Lakers are simply now way way bigger. Then the Miami Heat and so I don't want to overreact to game one, but it sure looks like the Lakers are going to win the series maybe even in four games. I mean even home this is not competitive now. That's one game I get all so that when you're down by Thirty points you really he's off the gas and you let you take your starters out and your your focus will shift to walk you turn your focus to game too and say let's worry about the next game. We lost this one. Go back to the drawing board. But after one game, I'm not hopeful that we're going to get a fun interesting competitive serious need a finals now, it's cool to see Dwight Howard do well, I'd love to see Anthony Davis get a ring. Both of them are a cool compelling story. But the story to me of this year's NBA Finals is for sure off without a doubt LeBron James. If you are not paying attention LeBron James, I think you're looking at the wrong thing. And I know people hate LeBron, but you gotta realize this is year 17 for LeBron James his 17th season in the NBA and he still looks dominant. He is off his team to an NBA championship. How crazy is that? I mean, it's I think that I think still somehow off. Despite all the praise and love he gets and I know that I think people like I'm going to say their name a different way Aspen the big media companies the over-hyped people and they say a lot of stuff in the more you cover a person even if they're a great like if you over play a good song you get tired of that song and I think LeBron gets overplayed a lot and people are just sick of hearing his name and sick of hearing how great he is, but I think because of that is actually not appreciated Enough by the general public. He's incredible years Seventeen doing what he's doing. You can hate LeBron if you want it's your choice, but if he wins that would be four different championships with four with three not with three different organizations member Miami. He brought Cleveland to Championship. How crazy is that? And then now the LA Lakers he brought the Lakers back to prominence holds nearly every record. He isn't done yet either you have to respect the career that LeBron James has had and I certainly do dead. So again, I I think it's unfortunate kind of like think of your favorite song if you listen to your favorite song over and over and over again, I'm weird. I'm one of those guys people make fun of me. I can listen to the same song for like two weeks in a row. Literally I had to there's a button on the iPhone. We hit the button looks like a little circle with the one it plays it over and over and over again, but most people can't do that. And so I think LeBron James has changed over played a little bit by big media networks Aspen and the like I say Aspen intentionally, but I think because of that again LeBron is underappreciated. So game 1 of the NBA Finals his birth year The Barn at 25 points 13 rebounds and nine assists in 17 in 17th year in the NBA. That's crazy to me. It's so impressive. Healthier. Hope the series gets better. I want a fun competitive NBA Finals game one was not competitive game one was not very fun. Unless I guess you're a Laker fan, which I'm not I want to change. I hope Miami can bounce back, you know, they got to this point with impressive defense. We didn't see that on Wednesday night game too is on Friday. We'll see how that goes. That's tomorrow, but I was very very I'll be honest disappointed with the NBA Finals game 1. I don't know what I expected but I wanted a good time and I didn't really have it. So maybe we'll take that as a year as the finals progress, but I'm also not hopeful of that either we'll see but I went LeBron is amazing and the Lakers looked dominant and we'll see if that continues or not long as the series will go on. Okay. I want to end the show with ask Zack. It's my favorite part of the show. It's where we where I answer questions from the audience in case you don't know how it works you go to patreon.com or off. Slash Zach shomler, you give a dollar a month. You can give more if you want to please do it literally helps pay my rent. I think people think I'm some gigantic Rich YouTuber. I know that my subscriber count is high school modernization. This is is spotty at best. So Patron really helps me and what I like is it make helps me connect with people that watch the show and really want to invest in the show off. So like YouTube comments, I don't read anymore. I just like I I a couple I do cuz I tried there are some nice people out there, but For the most part, it's just not good for my health either. I just avoid it now if you submit a question and I do not guarantee to read your question on this, you know, my only guarantee is a look at every single question, concern thought everything people send to me on patreon. I look at it with my eyeballs and then I picked the top couple a read on the show. Occasionally. I do a show dedicated to Ask Zach questions and comments and concerns today and the rest of this week. I got three more episodes planned at this week will do questions comments concerns at the end of every single episode. And yeah, I want to start today from with a question from him. If I hope I'm saying that right him with rights any says hey Zach a fun question. I was wondering which QB do you think is the best Cadence or hard count? My personal favorites have been a rod or Cam would know fans. You can hear everything now, which is one of the positives coming from no fans at stadiums with him at first of all, thank you. So I think people don't realise ninety percent of the time when I watch football, there's no audio. I I watch Game film which doesn't have the game audio. It's kind of like when you watch coaches film it's a little bit different not the TV copyright the TV copy has commentators, which I often don't like and has cuz and then you hear the snap count em. I will say. If I had to say who has the best hard count in the NFL, I would say I would agree with him and say it's Aaron Rodgers if you watched the Sunday Night Football game between the Packers and the Saints in New Orleans. It's a home game for a New Orleans and yet with no crowd there really was no home-field Advantage because Aaron Rodgers didn't have to use a silent count. There's nobody named Aaron Rodgers can just do as normal thing yellows Cadence do whatever he wants and He got New Orleans to jump multiple times over the last scrimmage and it's crazy. Cuz what Aaron Rodgers does better than anybody in the NFL hot hot hot get someone to jump and then bam he'll catch the pat catch the snap launch it vertically down field. He makes a lot of big plays that way because when you jump offsides and he snaps it Fly gets thrown that's a five-yard penalty, but also a free place and so Aaron Rodgers, does that better than anybody else in the NFL now the next is kind of a a comment from a guy named Braden? Well, how do brains username his name is actually Cameron, but username on patreon says Brayden, so whatever he writes in his his hey Zack on a recent episode of his podcast. You got a shout-out from Marcus Whitman AKA that franchise guy. He used your pineapple juice trick for long periods of speaking. Anyway, he also said that he would love to work or collaborate with you in some capacity as well during that episode. As a fan of what I guess I'd call NFL's YouTube Community. I very much enjoyed the increased collaboration. We have seen from things like football friends the amazing when I how do I say in your life? I very much enjoyed the increased collaboration. We've seen from things like the amazing football friends subject. You have added the interview you did with flemlo plus flow and K2 of a new podcast off as a student in college who studying and working to break into the business of sports journalism. I have always appreciated and gravitated towards the analysis that great content creators such as yourself would make to help inform might takes when all the other guys collaborate on YouTube. It's like a TED Talk for football and my God is a glorious. I can't I'm having such a hard time reading. This is that he acknowledged that he says I am sorry for my long-winded response and hyperbole, but all in all I wanted to thank you for being part of the way. I model my work share and I want to share that cool story about the pineapple juice. Forwarded tfg's message about collaborating in the future best regards Cameron. I know I butchered that. I had a hard time reading that I don't it's camera. Thank you for your message support you and I appreciate your support a lot. I also want to say I did reach out and I talked to Marcus behind the scenes. He's a nice guy. I like him. I also if I ever have something on the show, I tried to take a minute to hear their content. It's kind of like a vetting process. I send it to my dad. My dad is like the the brand Bulldog. My dad goes are they safe? Can we work with them and if they've got good wholesome stuff, we're talking, you know worth having conversation with and they're not bad for the brand. That's funny. But it's true. I do I do is go through that process then I work with them and if I like their content and I looked at Marcus does he's well-spoken. I like this stuff. I listen. I had to drive to a funeral the other day. I listen to his podcast on the way up and down and he's also from Minnesota which is kind of crazy. I I lived there as a kid. So that's kind of that's not crazy. But it's kind of cool cuz we have that thing in common. So we're going to work together at some point down the road. I like Marcus that'll be fun pack on the show and hear a story and have a conversation with him. So Braden, I guess Cameron, you know that a collaboration with that franchise guy is coming down the road and I look forward to it cuz I think a guy and I love having conversations with people about football football friends as my it's my just like you ever it's comfort food for me, right? It's not really I don't really make much money doing it doesn't get a lot of views about the most popular thing. But I I like talking to other people that do what I do and I like hearing about other people's perspective on football. But what school for me is talking to guys to kind of understand my world a little bit be Club. Is millet be honest not a lot of people are on YouTube talking about football exclusively or nearly exclusively and so when I talked to somebody who kind of understands what I go through, it's just fun man. I enjoy that so Rafa writes in He says hey Zack and the rest of the world the word football stands for Americans would call soccer. Don't you think that hand egg would be more fitting of a term what you call a football. Thanks for reading this with your eyeballs. And thanks for the Fantastic content creating Rafa. So I I think the jest of this is to say that should we change the name of football to hand Egg and I mean you make an interesting point right? It's footballs are barely touch with a foot in the world and American football and hand egg is a funny. I mean, it looks nice leg and hand eggs a funny idea here is where I respectfully disagree with you Ralph on its own. This one thing is the name of the ball wrong, maybe but should we call football something else? Here's why not. You named Sports after the ball you play with so basketball is called basketball you play basketball with a basketball. That's of course basketball basketball game. Ball with a baseball you play football with a football. It's the name of the ball. And if they change the name of the ball, then we can change the name in the sport and maybe it'll never happen. But currently if I sit in my house and say hey Nathan throw me the thing I mean I say throw me the football, I don't say throw me the hand egg. And if you're going to come up with a new name for a football give it a better name than hand egg, please for the love of God. It's a fun conversation right wrong or indifferent to me the fact that we call the ball the football makes it work home and it's okay for things to be different. I mean you have American football you have football in Europe and really the rest of the world the rest of the globe and we Americans are weird and we own that way. At least I try to and it does make a lot like soccer. Just weird we came up with a different. Why not? What if we call football soccer and I've know it sounds stupid to me but like in soccer and that and that European, you know Spanish with the rest of the world sport, Africa everywhere write soccer is played with your feet. So it makes a lot of sense to call that a football. The hand egg the football that we throw in America is with your hands and you throw it around you barely kick it so I get the weird confusion, but I'm rambling and ranting now but this topic but Rafa God, I thought it was worth reading it. Just interesting kind of Bizarro fun stuff W. Tyler writes in He says hello. Zach's eyeballs. Hello, Tyler W Tyler. I was wondering what your take was on garbage time points. What's the line between garbage Tom points and a team attempting to come back? For example, I've heard arguments that in the Bills versus Dolphins game. The last touchdown doesn't really count because it was in garbage time, even though down by 3 after the school were and had a chance to win with a successful onside kick to put it simply at what point do garbage time points become a serious comeback attempt juice W Tyler to me. The question has to become did you make the other team sweat were they nervous? Were they afraid you were coming back if they had the lease need were they trying to stop you from moving the ball? Or they just letting you you know, get easy yards to try to run out the clock what was going on there schematically. What was the defense doing? So in garbage time, I guess garbage time points are when the losing team takes advantage of a relaxed defense and pads their stats. So, how's your up if you're losing by forty points and you get a touchdown that's garbage time because the defense is just like we're trying to not get hurt. We're trying to just give up easy throws underneath and get out of this game run out the clock. But the Dolphins example sounds like a true comeback attempt because you know, they score a touchdown. It's a three-point game. It's 28 to 31. That's not a you get the onside kick their the bills are sweating. They they know that my point is that the bills are heavily competing on that onside kick. They know they gotta get the onside kick to maintain their lead. Down 10 points is not the same as being down forty points. And so yeah, I don't think I was a garbage-time touchdown by the Dolphins against the bills again garbage time means that the other team doesn't care. They're not sweating. They're not nervous are not really competing anymore. They're just trying to get the game over with as soon as possible. Okay Braden rights in he says hey Zach as a Denver fan, it's been a really tough first three weeks of the Year. All of the injuries have all but ruined our chances of making a playoff push. So when I see guys in the NFL media blaming John Elway for not handling the backup quarterback situation properly, it makes me angry. I mean, it's not as fault that all of these injuries happen within the first three weeks of the Season am I right for being upset or am I just being a blindly loyal fan? Sorry for the long question and thank you for reading. So people are blaming John Elway getting very mad at John Elway the general manager that that team president, I guess of the Broncos because he didn't have a better option prepared as the backup quarterback of the Broncos, and anybody mad at John Elway for not having a perfect backup quarterback is someone I think is just looking for a reason to be upset. It's just silly. It's nonsense. It's ridiculous. It's hard enough to find a good starting quarterback in the NFL like that's nearly impossible. End of itself. Let alone having a good backup quarterback. Are you kidding me worry about one thing at a time. I mean having a great backup quarterback is awesome. It's also not a immediate problem or an immediate priority. So great and you have every right in my opinion to be annoyed with people who are up in arms at John Elway about having, you know not having a great backup quarterback. Frankly. I find it. I didn't know that was happening until I got your message and I looked into it off. It's ridiculous. I mean, I I think this is kind of a symptom of people that get on the these shows and say literally anything because they need to feel content rather than because they are like you literally have on S Pen and big networks like that song s a s been intentionally and so many people will catch on a know that I'm not just an idiot who doesn't say a ESPN but on those gigantic network shows you have people that say, hey you're talking about the Broncos today your page one side. You're on the other pick your side and go and they under just criticize people and be angry and upset and inflammatory cuz they know that creates controversy and gets views and so Monday and if I mean, for example, this is why it's dumb to be mad at John Elway in the NFL. It's commonly and widely accepted that if you're a quarterback gets hurt. Your year is over your season is over and So within within very few, they're very few rare exceptions to that. So yeah being mad at John Elway, that's so stupid and ridiculous. And yeah, I just I don't know dead. Guys, that's all I have. Thank you so very much. I I know I got a call the dentist I get my wisdom teeth plan to get out. I I'm going to watch Monday Night Football song Jesus. I'm going to go watch Thursday night football and it'll be a good time. So guys, my name is Akshay Kumar. Hope you have a great day, but I'm bum fam we are done wrong.

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#267 Lakers vs Clippers, Pelicans, Jamal Adams Continued, Last Chance U, The NFL Top 100 List & F1

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#267 Lakers vs Clippers, Pelicans, Jamal Adams Continued, Last Chance U, The NFL Top 100 List & F1

"Oh my goodness. Good morning. Good afternoon. Whatever it is for you. I hope you're having a fantastic day. My name is Zach shomler. This is strong opinion Sports episode 267. It's crazy. We've come that far. I'm wearing a polo today. I'll be honest. I'm sure at some point my undershirt will stick out Under My Sleeve. I don't even care. It's so hot. I'm not sure flannel. It's just too hot for that. This episode is later than I wanted. But again, like I I'm making content as fast as I can. I'm really proud of this episode. It's really good and I run into like a really good problems recently where I mean, it's it's a it's an amazing problem to have where we went from having no Sports at all to now and it's So Glorious we have so many sports that I don't even know what to do with myself. We're going to talk about baseball. We're going to talk about football. We're going to talk about the NBA. We're going to talk about Formula One at the very end. I am just I'm so happy right now. I love what I'm making I think is a really great episode. I watch the NBA last night. I watched baseball last night the Dodge what am I saying? The Padres and the Giants went to Extra Innings to Padres one. I watched the twins off and Cleveland last night. I learned about the Twins catcher Mitch Gardner. I guess he puts one knee on the ground helped him frame the pitch. So it looks more like a strike but even what's interesting about that he has one knee on the ground. It means that he's Less Mobile. I literally watch him miss a wild pitch why I was watching yesterday and I don't know how you throw up in your need but my point is like sports right now. It's everywhere. It's so much fun. I'm just so happy sports are back. I really truly am I hope you're doing well. The lead story today is one that I am so excited to talk about with you guys. The NBA is back and I just want to start with some general thoughts about the return of the NBA. The NBA restart opening night was last night. It was so awesome sauce to point games that came right down to the wire and you know, you had that opening moment. We're in Eagle goes and the NBA is back and it's when yes, the NBA game on TNT. It was so much fun to halftime show was great. I can't tell you. I didn't realize how much I missed watching Ernie and Shaq and Kenny and Charles Barkley and tell, you know, I saw them again. I was like man this feels like I'm you know, it sounds so dumb, but I felt like I was hanging out with old friends again that I hadn't seen in a while. I like Shaq, they're not friends of mine, but there's like a rapport. I really like watching them on T and not like the world is right again, everybody's back there were in their Behemoth of a studio in Atlanta. I mean I miss those guys. I really miss watching the NBA you had Stan Van Gundy then later in the Clippers and sell Clippers Lakers game. You had Kevin Harlan and Reggie Miller. I just had such a ball game last night. I got to say to the fake crowd noise was honestly really well done. I was very skeptical about the fake crowd noise, you know for the TV audience, you know, there might have actually found I couldn't really tell a difference. I had no idea like if I didn't know better be like, oh there's a crowd there, you know, you can tell there's certain moments where the fans might have cheered louder or a little bit differently at a free throw off but it worked for me and then you had the virtual fans where the fans like Skype in I guess on like with their video feed from their own house where they're watching and like a seat on probably I think a green or blue screen off and to me when I hear but okay, you have people watching an NBA game from their house that seems like a liability to me like what happens when a guy pulls out a pipe or gets drunk or does something stupid dog? I don't know it works quite well, I'll be honest like the background looked good. The game was great. I think baseball really suffers a little bit from having no fans because there's all these long positive about baseball and a lot of pause from action and you really feel the emptiness of a stadium when you watch a baseball game when you watch an NBA game without a live crowd and actually the way they're doing it wrong didn't feel any different for the TV audience for me watching I do bet. It's weird for the players. I gotta Wonder like what's it like to have you know, you're fake crowd noise being, you know pumped in fact the broad hits a three-pointer and you hear fake crowd noise. Is that weird or you like that? It's clearly not real. I don't know how it feel it feel for me. I think it would be a little bit unsettling. But it's very clear to me that the NBA works very very well. This way. I have no idea how or if the NFL is going to work when it down time comes but I gotta say I am sold on the NBA as a product. It was a great time. It was really good. I also weird sidenote. I really liked that the NBA coach to wear polos instead of you know, a full suit for the last couple years. I've been wondering like the suit and tie is felt weirder and weirder in the NBA when you look at guys like in June Bill Belichick the coach of the Patriots wearing a sweatshirt and you know sweats and he just doesn't care looks like no offense about Belichick looks like a slob compared to these and and be a coach's which have really nice buttoned-up seats. And so I like the polo move by the coaches all in all man. I really thought that The NBA so far has been a massive massive success. There is no coronavirus in the bubble and guys are doing well. The games are great. A lot of Goodwill. I think is a better product than the MLB right now baseball's got a lot of problems and ba is really up to the anti. They're doing a great job and again not having a crowd. There was very little impact on the television audience. It was a phenomenal product, and I really loved it now. I want to talk about both NBA games from last night. I just want to go in order. I know that we'll talk about the Lakers Clippers. It's very important to talk about that game. I have a lot to say, but I want to just go in order because I want to encourage you I so very much want to encourage you. If you haven't watched the New Orleans Pelicans play basketball yet this year you should and by the way, how cool is that to say that? You know, the New Orleans Pelicans are a fun basketball team to watch. I haven't really been able to say that my entire life at just awesome. The Pelicans are fun. They're messy. They're imperfect it turn over the ball way too much but it's really a good time. I just encourage you the Pelicans are a great great watch. I know all eyes are on Zion Williamson, but to me, especially from last night Zion really is not the story of that team Brandon Ingram and JJ Redick are the draw for me. They're the two people that pull me to the screen and make me want to watch more of the Pelicans moving forward. You know, Brandon Ingram is in his fourth year NBA. I remember the last couple of years just waiting and waiting thinking when is Brandon Ingram going to pop when is it going to happen that he finally has a breakout season? And I'll be honest. I got impatient. I started it out. Its work ethic. I began to doubt Brandon Ingram's passion for the game like this the Dude Love Basketball what's going on here? And I mean, you're Brandon Ingram was taking a really big step forward. His numbers are on an all-time high. He's averaging over 24 points per game. He's got more rebounds more assists more minutes total Brandon Ingram. What am I saying? Brandon? Ingram has become a reliable franchise player. It's really cool to see he's got he had some great buckets last night. We watched them have a really big deep turn around J for two. We had a big step back and one that I was like, wow, it's a big bucket by Brandon. Ingram is fun to watch. And he did miss the game-winning three-pointer. But even though he missed a really felt like that's a good shot. I don't maybe the the shot selection could have been a little better but I if there is a situation where a young the game somebody's got to take the final shot for the New Orleans Pelicans. I do want it to be Brandon Ingram. He's the guy I want taking that shot. And so I'm sad he missed it. But I really felt like the Pelicans did everything they could to put themselves in a position to win last night. That's not entirely true that a sixteen point lead will break down where things went wrong for the Pelicans but I gotta say first of all JJ Redick wage is also awesome this new JJ Redick. Apparently, he's got a podcast called the JJ Redick podcast. Very straightforward. Great name. I guess he had 21 points Off the Bench. I got it here the podcast off JJ had some big moments last night three really big three-pointers a three and transition that is remember vividly worries On The Run. He stops pulls up like his feet jumped Way Forward. He just a beautiful girl. Swish for the win. You take a charge. He was hustling all over the place. He's a smart Scrappy player had a really cool play in transition where he's in the Fast Break. He jumps chopped did a head fake the defender kind of jumped over and he ducked under and got a layup. I don't know. He had a big save where he kept the ball from going out of balance hits it to Josh Josh article was set up for pointer. I just I don't know man, Josh Hartson intriguing role player. I love watching JJ Redick, you know, Josh Hart can hit a three he can play a little bit of Defense Jrue Holiday had 20 points last night. The Pelicans also have this rookie Center Jackson Hayes. He's twenty years old. He's as energetic, you know high-effort guy who's not the most talented but he's young. He's growing. He's a good role player my mind, especially where he'll be in a couple of years from now. He keeps growing and keeps up the intensity. I just gotta say I love watching the Pelicans. They're fun and haven't even mentioned log. Bal let alone Zion Williamson, the Pelicans are really doing good stuff and I enjoy it. I just didn't forget the fact that they lost they did lose last night. But man I am I think the highlight of the night for me there were two great games last night for me the highlight of the night was watching the youth and the the energy of the New Orleans Pelicans. Let's talk about Zion the first I gotta say. Well he just he was not the story in my mind Zion was a he's like, he's an important piece of the Pelicans people love watching him. He's a big draw to television. I think Brandon Ingram really is the the franchise player right now in New Orleans. I know that's weird to say but he's leading their team. He did last night. JJ Redick is a big story to me Zion had a couple of moments though, where he went. Wow. Yeah. Those are some big splash memorable place where he had, you know, two al-e-oops. He had the early Drive where he finished with the left. You're driving hard inside tucking his shoulder getting up with the left the the dog Boobs one was where he cut back door Lonzo lobbed it up. It was just loud and energetic really big and then hit that really nice behind-the-back pasta Lonzo ball for two. I just man I'm talking is of the Pelicans one last night. I know they didn't there was a point where the Pelicans had a lead by sixteen points. But in the end what happened to the Pelicans the reason why the Pelicans lost was that they're the honest truth is they're sloppy play caught up to them that too many turnovers. They struggled on defense inside life. But again, their youth watching the Pelicans grow. That was a highlight of the night for me now Utah really has been missing at least you missed last night. They missed bojan bogdanovic who is a guy who she had a season-ending wrist injury. He's a guy who can do he can shoot on the Move. He's good with movement without the ball. They really missed him last night heard their offense and I gotta be honest last night the entire night throughout the Pelicans and Utah Jazz game. I'm sitting there wondering when is Donovan Mitchell gonna make an impact. When is he going to make his presence known like where is Donovan Mitchell waiting and waiting and waiting and as I waited eventually he actually did show up. He had a I mean it's weird. He had 20 points, you know, such a quiet 20.3 like oh wow. Donovan Mitchell at twenty it just snuck up on me. But finally at the end of the fourth quarter, he showed up when he was needed. He scored to take the lead. He had a couple more free throws after that. And then we all know Brandon Ingram missed the the the buzzer beater 3-pointer which would have won the game for the Pelicans. I know that Utah and New Orleans are not title contenders, but I really can't say for the first game of the year back for the restart. Great matchup fun game to watch the Jazz one 106-104 at the end. The Jazz are a flawed team. They're missing again them by zdanowicz. They're missing there's something off with them and they're really not a title Contender but their match up with the Pelicans was great. The Pelicans had a huge lead, they squandered it in my opinion, but that's okay. They're a young team. I don't know they're going to make the playoffs this year. They needed to win this game. They got I think they play the Pelican they play the Clippers next, which is really not good in English. The Pelican's are everyone says you got the easiest schedule in the NBA restart. That's great. You still got to finish they didn't last night, but regardless if you haven't watched the Pelicans yet. I cannot encourage it enough. It's a fun watch give them hope give them if you look at it with. Oh, there are a young team growing. Oh man, it's awesome. It's such a blast. Now I need a drink some pineapple juice first. I mean, I know the reason why I do it is it helps you deal with like your spit it breaks it up a little bit makes it easier to talk when you're talking for a long time in a row. Now the Lakers and Clippers game was not the NBA restart opening game, but it was the Marquee game on the opening night of the NBA restart, you know the battle for La even though it wasn't in La it was a really big important matchup and I got a lot to say but number one overall. I gotta say this before we get into the game. And what happened? I need to start by saying that even though the Lakers won. They won 103-2101 last night. I do not see how the Lakers can beat the Clippers in the long run down stretch. I don't see a possibility where the Lakers beat the Clippers and the let's say the Western Conference Finals, you know by the time they rematch again if it is that indeed the Western Conference Finals Louise and Montrezl Harrell are going to be back. They're both still in quarantine waiting to come back and if you don't know monitors Hale brings 18 points per game and a rebounding presence, the Williams can also wage or 18 points per game. But he also is a three-point shooter and the Lakers struggled last night with a gimpy Clippers team that was not at full strength and a Lakers barely walk and the fact that the Lakers barely beat that Clippers team that didn't have Montez Harold Montrezl Harrell that didn't have Lou Williams. I I'm really pretty sure that when the Clippers are full strength then again, I think I said Montes. I meant mantras. I apologize. I said the wrong name. It's a talk show you screw up at some point. I called the Lakers. The I said they were my NBA favorite and the more after watching last night. I can see that was just a stupid wrong very bad take and I can own that like I'm very comfortable with getting new information to going. Oh, hey, I'm wrong when I see I'm wrong. I want to admit and acknowledge it and in my opinion the Clippers should be the favorite to win the game. It's very clear after last night the fact that the Lakers barely won last night and we'll get into the nitty-gritty and talk about the details, but given what the Clippers are bringing back to their team and the fact that the Lakers really struggled even last night. It's not a good sign. And if you're a Lakers fan, I don't know how you feel good about last night. I know you one you're like, oh great. We won. But if you look ahead to the future I go. Ooh, the future that matchup Clippers Lakers just not very bright not very encouraging now, you can take a lot of angles about LeBron James last night. Here's what I saw for most of the game in my opinion. The brake was kind of a a robin to Anthony Davis's Batman Anthony Davis had 34 points, but part of why that happened part of why Lebron took more of a back seat to Anthony Davis is that the Clippers are a team perfectly assembled to stop LeBron. They have two great long good on-ball Defenders Kauai and Paul George not to mention aggressive and kind of annoying Defender Patrick Beverley. And the Clippers can mostly shut down the brawn and I think the way I say that people think I'm probably pandering to LeBron. I'm not going to be very honest. I cannot come out and say that LeBron is so dominant. He can beat Kawhi and Paul George. He can't he needs help. It's very clear. Oh LeBron ran into a wall last night with Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. Now LeBron does pull so much attention on defense that it creates opportunities for his teammates. You look at Kyle kuzma had 16 points last night Anthony Davis at one point was being guarded by Patrick Patterson. Whoever the heck that is Patrick Patterson. Cannot guard Anthony Davis Anthony Davis went on a tear. I like two or three days in a row another big fade away like, okay. Wow, this guy cannot stop Anthony Davis. And I like Alex Caruso. He scrapped. He's got a lot of hustle. He's a fun Laker to watch but he's not enough. Look at what happened if you take a step back and think about it this way. The Clippers lost by two points last night and things went well. They shut down the brought in the first half. That's because again LeBron's being guarded by Kawhi and Paul George 2 really struggling LeBron did not score at all in the first quarter. But when you think about okay the Clippers barely one or barely lost excuse me lost by two points and they were missing two players who averaged eighteen points per game Montrezl Harrell and Lou Williams. They Clippers turned over the ball 22 times not to mention Paul George struggled to shoot in the first half. The first game back. Paul. George is a little rusty in the third quarter at one point Paul George hit three 3-pointers in a row go. Oh Paul George is awake. And here's another angle you can take on LeBron James you can talk about the way LeBron James ended the game because it's undeniable to me that LeBron showed up at the end when it was a close game and it mattered off LeBron James only had short moments last night. There was not a long stretch where you know, LeBron James was dominant, but we can say that at the end of the game when it's clean a LeBron James can turn it on for a little while and become dominant. You know, he beat Paul George and Kawhi Leonard who were switching while guarding him he drove inside. He followed his own shot in the air and one single motion grabbed his rebound put it back took the lead and read that Sukkot won the game for the Lakers and then on the next possession the Clippers final possession. LeBron handle the switch where he switched from Kauai to Paul George shut down. Paul. George couldn't get this couldn't make the shot ball game over Clippers lose Lakers win. And here's the problem with that. LeBron James cannot dominate the way he did at the end of the game last night. He cannot dominate Kawhi and Paul George for an entire game. He can turn it on at the end of the game is closed. He can turn it off for a little bit. But I believe that if the Lakers and Clippers rematch, let's say the Western Conference Finals. The Clippers are going to win in six games because they're gonna have the Williams. They're gonna have Montrezl Harrell back and they're going to shoot better in the first half cuz we're not going to be rusty. They're not going to have 22 turnovers last that was really ugly by the clippers off going to be more cohesive as time goes on. And I really believe that when the Clippers rematch with the Lakers see if that does indeed happen. Then the games aren't going to be close to the end and LeBrons not going to be able to flip a switch and dominate at the end because they're going to be down 10 points. And if you're down 10 points, it's not the same as if you're down if it's a one-point game LeBron can put it into gear for the final two minutes and find a way to do what he did last night to Kawai and Paul George wage. So I really think that despite losing last night. The Clippers have the Lakers number. I just really if you're a Laker fan, I don't know how you feel that LeBron and the Lakers should be the favorite moving forward if I'm a Laker fan I go man. We gave our best effort and we barely beat the Clippers. So we're getting two more players back. They're going to play better next time. They're going to shoot better in the first off I go. I don't know. I think it'll be a fun battle. But again next time if the Lakers and Clippers rematch. I have the Clippers winning in six games. By the way, if I decide I have been reading the Jack Reacher novels. It's a series by Lee Child and So for anybody who gets this reference, I think it's really fun. If anybody understands if you've if you've read I would say that Kawhi Leonard is the Jack Reacher of the NBA. He's disquiet physically imposing dominant player with no real flash. He doesn't really care about looks although I will say that Kauai does make really difficult things look easy, but you can say the same thing about Jack Reacher. It's even a movie with Tom Cruise starring Tom Cruise. There's two of them. Actually the second one's not as good as the first But Kawaii doesn't care how things look neither does Jack Reacher. They only care about winning and so in my opinion a fun little thing for anybody who cares anybody who understands in my opinion Kawhi Leonard is the Jack Reacher of the NBA. I have one final point. I want to give credit to LeBron James for his post-game interview. I mean you think about it this way LeBron James is literally seconds after winning. He hot tired sweaty again. He just one seconds ago. And then he goes to do a post-game interview on the court and he gets a long, you know, really a couple long eloquent answers where he talked about spreading love and positive change in America and I just want to give LeBron credit. He's an outstanding Superstar forget how he plays on the court. It's really the way LeBron is an ambassador the NBA. He's like the NBA's wife's grandfather. He's a great representative of the NBA and I just wanted to tip my cap. I don't know that we're going to see LeBron James win a championship this year. I I'm pretty fearful and and doubtful honestly I am I really love the brand. I like him. I think he's a a really classy upstanding dude. I love the way he carries himself. I think it's really interesting the way that he's become he's been famous for most of his life and he's really handled it very well. He's a family man. And I just I don't know that we're going to get the LeBron finish. I wanted this year. I'm like LeBron the Lakers Anthony Davis. Oh, it's going to be awesome. Well, unfortunately after last night long Feel pretty strongly that the Clippers should be the favored to win the NBA finals. And so now I just wanted to it was an opportunity LeBron on the big stage in front of everybody gave some really great eloquent answers and I just I just appreciate LeBron. He's a great Superstar. He carries himself really. Well I think is unique in the way. He speaks and his voice and who he is and so I just I wanted to share that at the end. I really liked who LeBron is and the way he carries himself. But again the final if you if you there's one thing you take away from this topic. It's that I'm not convinced that The Lakers have any chance down the road? Against the Clippers the Clippers look dominant despite losing they're going to add Mantra Mantra Harris. They're going to add the Williams. They're going to shoot better. They're not going to have 22 turnovers next time and I really don't belong Lakers have a shot down the road to beat the Clippers. All right, guys, I'm a take a short break. When I return we're going to do some more. I want to talk about Jamal Adams a little bit more Jamal Adams. Trade has been something on my mind for a long time. We're going to talk about pets perspective a little more wrinkled to the Seahawks perspective as well. There are two separate topics in my mind. We're going to talk about the TV series last chance, you will do a reaction to the NFL top 100 list. We'll talk about the Patriots at the end of the show. The very end. The final topics are really fun. I call it like a guilty pleasure topic for me. And then at the end of the show em before the guilty pleasure topic will talk about the Formula One British Grand Prix do a preview of that race, which is on Sunday guys. My name is Akshay Kumar taking a short break when I returned Jamal Adams Last Chance U Patriots NFL Tom. My name is Akshay Kumar. I will be right back. All right. We are back now. I want to start here because in the last couple of years Last Chance U has been one of my favorite television shows and right now I'm thirty minutes into episode 1 season 5 of Last Chance U. I'm told this is the final season again. I'm thirty minutes in and part way through episode one. I think it's like fifty eight minutes total. And I plan to watch season 5 in its entirety at some point in the next couple of days and then sit down and do a full review of the series and do spoilers and have fun and talk about it. But I'm 30 minutes and want to share my initial impression at the episode of the show so far because I really encourage you if you haven't seen Last Chance U season 5 if you love football if you have Netflix Last Chance U was a phenomenal this season, especially it's really unique and cool. So go watch last chance you with this year. They went to Laney College in Oakland and it's a very very odd unique setting for the show and I'm so glad that they chose to go to Laney College in Oakland because most people have no idea what junior college football in California seem like it's brutal. It's really difficult. I've had friends who've done it and it's different because there are no scholarships and there's no money to give And some kids are lucky. I know in fact some kids have had their paints parents pay for everything the parents pay for their housing and their meals and their sit there good. But most kids don't have parents to pay for everything. And so they're working a job. They're doing everything they can to make ends meet and go to class and play football. It's very unique. It's very bizarre. I mean, there's one guy on the last chance U show which has he works at Wingstop, you know, like, oh my gosh, he's working Wingstop playing college football. It's not glamorous. It's hard and because guys aren't home ownership in California. The players are different this year season 5 of Last Chance U. The guys are way less entitled so far than in previous Seasons because California is the hardest place to play football. I think in America, especially at least junior college football because again, if you're in Alabama, it's it's really difficult, but you're not worried about trying to survive. They rent. Where am I going to find food? At least those things are taken care of your trying to survive and play football and do school. It's crazy brutal and I mean, I think Junior College Football in California, you have more roadblocks than than an athlete can run into them pretty much anywhere else in sports. And you know, you have guys who drive two hours to practice or to class or some players have kids someday have a full-time job or they sleep in their car. There are the situations are so unique and different Atlanta college and in California and then I look at okay. Well Laney College last chance U season 5 a.m. This guy coach beam coaching at Laney College and other than the fact that I really really badly want to trim the dude's mustache because his moustache hangs way down over his lips and his mouth and wash please for the love of God. Can you trim it? Other than that? Coach beam is phenomenal and Coach beam is unique to the series because I mean coaches in the past buddy Stephens or Jason Brown the coaches and the previous years were coaches who really didn't seem like great guys. At least not the way coach beam does we're coach beam seems genuine. He seems like he cares he's you know, for once the head coach of this team is truly like a good character and even a hero. And because I asked here on the sense of like in the storyline of the show, he's a good character. He's not a villain. He's not an antagonist. He's a protagonist. And because that coach beam is actually a good dude. This year could actually just be a multi-episode. My prediction is it's a multi-episode commercial for hey, Laney College is great job and Coach beam is awesome. Unless some crazy turn happens and Coach beam is like a really mean evil dictator who's off of his players, which I just don't see happening so far 30 minutes in episode one seems like a great deal to actually genuinely cares for his players and that's unique because we haven't had that throughout the last chance you first four seasons, and I wonder if maybe the people that you know, the crew of the show got tired of having tiny towns and hot head coaches who are angry and hard to work with and yell at them. Tell them to get out of here and pissed off and doing all the stuff. So I don't know where the show is going home think I can tell But I'm just excited to watch for the rest of the season goes. I also got to say one more thing like right about the point where I left off last night. There's a see a scene where I Billy Nelson walks of life coach beams office. He's got number thirty-six and he's really upset as I coach. I really got to wear number thirty-six and it's really interesting and I'm watching I go. Oh my gosh, that's crazy because I went to middle school would be Nelson and I'm like what and Billy Nelson was in my grade, right? We were in eighth grade together years and years ago and like, how is Billy Nelson here? I remember playing basketball with him at lunch and recess like I'm like what the students and last chance U and how I mean he must have taken years off of football. I haven't seen him. I've talked to him in a long time. He went to a different High School in Portland than I did but it's just I don't know what Billy story is. I don't know how we ended up at Laney College playing football like five six years after he graduated from high school. It's bizarre. It's wild but I gotta say it was cool bill issue. I'm rooting for you. It's so cool to see a a reach out to my Instagram. We talked a little bit. I just I don't know he got on the TV screen. I went what what the heck of it. I just I was shocked and it's very bizarre birth. So I'm excited to watch the rest of the season to see what happens. I hope Billy has a cool storyline. Maybe he's not featured at all. Maybe he was just no one scene to get a shot of a guy complaining about the Jersey. I have no idea. But again, I want to say it's a great docu-series. It's a documentary. It's a true story. It's real it's not Friday Night Lights. It's not scripted. It's authentic. It's real people real stories on Netflix a highly recommend. If you haven't watched last chance you the entire series is great and season five thirty minutes into episode one. It's phenomenal. I love it. I can't wait to watch the rest of it and talk down the road by the wanted to do a brief like highlight of what I've seen so far when share that because for me, oh my gosh. It was really really fun. And for me, it's like it's like a drug. I just I loved Eat it up. I watch it so quickly because it's one of the I just binged it because I love it so much and it's so interesting. So I had to share my initial enthusiasm for Last Chance U season 5 and Laney College. Okay. I need a drink some more juice real quick. It's a lot and water will do the whole ritual. It's okay we're doing okay. Hope you're doing well. Hope you're good. I want to I wonder if what am I saying? I want to revisit the Jamal Adams trade and I got criticized on YouTube because people said I didn't offer a New York Jets perspective on the trade and I didn't talk about how the trade impacted the Jets and actually I think it's fair criticism. I went. Okay. Well I did I talk for like fourteen minutes and it's pretty much entirely about the Seattle Seahawks and so I want to talk about the Jets. I also want to give maybe an apologies. Is that the right word to use here? I don't know. I made a flippant comment. I was talking about Adam gase to my frustration with the Jets and made a flip it off where I said that the Jets general manager will probably be fired next year and upon reflection. And that was just wrong. I just Jets fans were very angry at me for good reason to get it will break down Wireless wrong. But really what was in my heart in that moment with frustration with Adam gase the Jets head coach and you know, I I I really don't believe that Adam gase at least. I don't know that he's the right guy. To lead the Jets. I'm not sure that the head coach Adam gase can help Sam. Darnold. I'm not sure that he's the right coach in New York. I don't know. I don't know that he's going to even be there after this year long. But Joe Douglas is the general manager of the New York Jets. And while I'm not a huge fan of Adam gase the head coach. I got a fair to Joe Douglas if you do any research or even open your eyeballs and look at what he's done. It's very clear that Joe Douglas is doing a really good job as the Jets general manager, you know, he had an incredible 2020 draft class for the New York Jets. They got three starters in the first round of the NFL draft really a big steel Ashton Davis and third round. If you don't know, here's what the Jets did in the NFL draft. They got Makai becton in the first round and offensive tackle. I think he was a steel. He probably could have gotten earlier some people thought maybe it's going to go the Giants. I think the Giants I believe it's pick Andrew Thomas. I don't want to get the name wrong. I believe that's who they picked but some people that maybe that could have been Nakai becton instead Denzel Mims was the receiver the Jets picked in the second round another big steel. My buddy. Jeff. Coleman is really high on him could not believe he fell that far then safety Ashton Davis was a guy that drafted in the third round and he's a guy who's great and man coverage. The reason why he fell in the draft was it because he had a groin issue around the time of the Columbine and coronavirus actually made it so that teams could not get their medical team and their doctors to Dave or get a get a check up and make sure that he was okay and so he was a first-round Talent who got drafted in the third round because people viewed him as risky And then also you can't mention the really was not a bad draft and the entire draft class for the New York Jets. They got running back the Michael P Ryan from Florida. Who's phenomenal. I just meant I I really I was wrong about what I said about Joe Douglas. I was flipping I was really just and it's like almost I was talking out of my I'm not gonna say my my but I was home. I just was I was flipping and I was wrong and I'm not backtracking. I'm just I'm self-correcting cuz I really think that upon reflection. Yeah, that was a stupid thing to say. Now the Jamal Adams trade is the second big move that Joe Douglas has made he had a great draft class now following that up. He traded away Jamal Adams. So now in the next to draft class the Jets have two first-round picks in 2021 their two first-round picks in 2022 and the same way that trading away Khalil Mack really helped the Raiders off their team through the draft. I believe the Jets made a similar move here by trading way Jamal Adams and I want to give the Jets credit. So the trade was good for Seattle, but it was also very good for future of the Jets. And it's sad, you know, I think it's going to be a little while before those draft picks can actually benefit the Jets quarterback Sam darnold in my opinion Sam needs help as soon as possible. And unfortunately, I'm really not confident that Adam gase is the right head coach to help Sam darnold become the quarterback. I believe he can be did a whole film analysis of it Adam gase. Oh boy, a lot of problems a lot of dysfunction there but drafting Ashton Davis is going to give the Jets of starting safety. He's no Jamal Adams. But hey, he's another starting safety package. He can fill the role as needed and I saw somewhere. I can't member who did it. Someone pointed out that the Jets traded away Jamal Adams. Only after rookies were able to come into the building. And after the Jets were able to evaluate Ash to Davidson Co he's okay. He's going to be able to play this year ago. We don't need Jamal Adams the same way cuz we have another safety who can replace him. They also traded away. They got a Google a safety from the Seahawks in the trade. So all around the Jets. They got draft picks of the future. They got two new safeties in the draft one in the draft one in the trade and looking ahead for the Jets game. I think long-term day one, but also on repeat that short-term. I'm very worried about Sam darnold the quarterback of the Jets. You did get him an offensive. Lineman Makai becton. You got him a receiver dents home in the draft. That's great. But the head coach Adam gase is a big problem. He seems disorganized his game planning is weird. I don't know that he's helping Sam darnold properly and my faith stood two years from now when Sam darnold does finally get those draft picks to help him. It's going to be too late people either going to be sick of him or it's going to be viewed as a guy who just can't win isn't good enough. So I don't know that the New York Jets have the patience required to actually build around Sam darnold that they're headed in the right direction, but they're going to have to be patient because yeah, you got a couple pieces around Sam. Darnold. You also trade it away your very best player on your entire team Jamal Adams. And so I don't know that the Jets are going to win in the short term but long term for sure. They are set for the future and that reflects very well on the general manager Joe Douglas. I hope the Jets stick with Sam darnold for the next three years. I think that if they get those draft picks developed Denso ma'am development type becton build around Sam draft him help and if need be maybe get Sam darnold the new coach. I think the future could be very bright for the Jets, but I suggested to revisit that because I'd never talked about the Jets perspective and I also in in what I said, I really made a lot of jets fans angry and I think needlessly so because I was wrong Joe Douglas so far back as in a great job at the general manager of the New York Jets. Now I do have a little bit more to say about the Jamal Adams trade. Number one the Forty Niners were potentially in the market for Jamal Adams. And in my opinion part of why the Seattle Seahawks needed to get Jamal was because they needed to keep him away from their division rival the 49ers. They could not afford to let the 49ers add him to their roster and make the Gap even bigger between the Seahawks and the 49ers number to think about it this way Jamal Adams really helps to Seahawks stop 49ers tight-end George Kittle George Kittle the best tight end in the entire NFL and the entire division of the NFC West has slowly begun reacting and adjusting to George Kittle where you know, the Cardinals drafted linebacker Isaiah walk-ins to get a guy who physically could keep up with George Kittle. And now the the Seahawks have added Jamal Adams who was another guy who can guard Kittle two games a year and those matchups now the most frustrating part as I reflect on the Jamal Adams truck and the entire Saga of him getting out of New York. The Narrative that has been created about Jamal Adams calling him a diva and a troublemaker is really bothersome and really frustrating because here's a reality Jamal Adams wants to win. And the Jets culture in my opinion and clearly in Jamal Adams opinion as well as that the Jets culture is a mess and it starts with Adam gase a head coach who is not very confidence-inspiring. I think even New York Jets fans would say yeah, we don't really we're really not the biggest Adam gase fans either. We kind of understand where that's coming from and I know there's a lot of anger a Jamal Adams but you gotta think of it this way from a player's perspective. He's twenty-four years old. He was drafted by the New York Jets. He really didn't used to play where he landed and the only way that I'll Adams was going to get out of New York was by making a lot of noise. He had to be very loud and Duke some ridiculous stuff to get traded away too cuz he attempted why would any team want to get rid of Jamal Adams? It doesn't make sense. The only way you're going to get moved out of New York is if you make a lot of noise and become a guy that people don't want to be in the building. So Jamal Adams did everything he could. to get out of New York He asked for an insane amount of money who wanted to raise a giant contract. He demanded a trade he bashed the organization. He did everything he possibly could in his power. To leave and get out of the Jets and in the end Jamal Adams got what he wanted. He got out. And I don't think that Jamal Adams is an unreasonable person. But I do believe he was desperate for a change and when somebody's desperate they do anything it takes to get their goal achieved and the reality is Jamal lost faith in the Jets organization and in their leadership, and I don't blame him to me it explains his contract demands very perfectly when you go why was he demanding so much money from the Jets? Well, if he believes the Jets are a place where he can't win and as it really bad and Bleak future then if I'm going to be miserable for the next ten years of my career the next however many years of my career in New York. If I'm going to be able at least want to make a boatload of money to make up for my misery. And people say that he's going to demand a ton of money in Seattle. And I'll be clear. I have no doubt that Jamal Adams is going to sign a record-breaking contract in Seattle. Sure. Okay, and he deserves it Jamal Adams as a top ten players are in the NFL and the salary cap is about to go up plus. Oh, yeah, he's only twenty-four years old. He's entering the prime of his career right now this year. And I do believe Jamal Adams is going to be happy in Seattle. He's going to be happy to have a good culture. He's going to be winning games. Oh, I'm sure that's going to be great after a couple of years in New York. And the fact that Jamal Adams is going to be happy on winning team with a good culture in my opinion give Seattle a little bit of wiggle room. Maybe maybe they get Jamal Adams to knock down the price just a little bit because he's actually happy and he's actually in a place where he wants to be again. I've got no doubt. It'll be a record-breaking contract. But if he's not happy in Seattle, he might sign for a couple of million fewer than he would have in New York. And I think it's undeniable an ending part of why he asked for so much money in New York was if I'm going to be here in miserable. I want to get a boatload of money. And if the money I asked for the less likely it is for the Jets will want to keep me around and the more likely it's going to be that I'm going to be traded away. Some of it was negotiation tactics and him trying to get out of New York. But only go back to that narrative that Jamal Adams is a trouble maker cuz to me, it's just silly. It's wrong. It's not fair. It's not maybe it's fair because he did do some stuff to try to get out of their fair enough, I guess. But it just if you're going to say Jamal Adams is a troublemaker and a cancer to your locker room. I just do not buy it one of the things you can see on film em players preparation. And it's very clear in to watch Jamal Adams. He's very prepared. He doesn't extreme amount of work at work his work. Ethic is incredible. I know you like I don't need to be in the building I can watch on film the product speaks for itself Jamal Adams works his tail off. And there's no way a guy works that hard. And is that bad for a locker? Because Jamal Adams is hungry to win. And I just meant there's it's a false narrative about Jamal Adams said he's bad or Troublemaker. He's a passionate hard-working dude who desperately wants to win and when you work really hard then of course you're going to want to have success as a team. I'm putting all this work in and we're still winning four games a year five games a year. What's it would be infuriating part of why I work alone is cuz it's really frustrating to rely on other people and other people's work ethic and the culture that you can't necessarily set because you're not the person in charge. So I never want to work for a sports network and jets fans have been awful to Jamal Adams look like a spiteful X. Jets fans, I get it you feel rejected and you're mad. But the reality is that Jamal Adams was just honest about the Jets dysfunction. He wanted out he's not trouble maker. He's a guy who was desperate for a change and he got the change he wanted. I don't think Jamal Adams is a troublemaker. I think he did what he had to get out of New York and I just I had to get that off my chest. I think part of why Seattle traded for him was to help them beat George Kittle. They also gave him a little bit to keep them away from for the 49ers and I really don't think Jamal Adams is going to be a problem in the Seattle Seahawks locker room, cuz he's going to be happy to be there. He's bought in and he believes in the leadership in the minute. You don't even the leadership of the people you're part of I remember when I was in college. I had a a professor who kept telling me man. Zac, you're going to have to go work in a dinky little town in Montana work as a local news reporter. And then maybe that'll lead you to age radio gig and a Podunk town with nobody there. And if you spend five years of the local Podunk radio station, maybe you'll get a bigger market like Sacramento and then maybe from there go to Portland and then may eventually you'll be a national stage and I went that's stupid. Why would anybody take that path? And from then on I really had problems with my professors because their Vision did not align with mine and the culture that they took my old College. I'll say Washington State Employment. I really hated the communication program. I have no problem saying that I had professors who were very unhelpful to me that said I would never succeed on YouTube and said that YouTube was stupid career and you couldn't make any money. I'm okay. I'm doing very well and I just my point is that when you lose out on and I'm spice no problem. I will admit that. But my point is that when you lose faith in the people guiding you you lose faith in the leadership leading the way you gotta get out and you gotta do everything you can to get out because once you lose faith and where you're headed, it's all snowballed from there cuz my name is actual mom take a short break. When I return we'll talk about the Patriots. We'll talk about the NFL top 100 react to the list. We'll talk about Formula One to erase preview. We'll do a fun Topic at the end. I call it a guilty pleasure topic really not about sports just fun and my name is Akshay Kumar. I'm a take a short break. I will be right back. All right, we are back. I'm so excited for this topic. It's a fun one. It's really intriguing to me. It's a storyline. I'm really excited to follow and see what happens. So in my opinion on stage is being set for Bill Belichick to potentially prove his Wizardry as an NFL head coach and maybe the word is genius. Maybe that's where I'm looking for to prove his genius in NFL head coach. I'm excited to see what Bill Belichick is made of this year this offseason the Patriots lost their Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady. He left and free agency went to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, then a global pandemic head and six of the Patriots players opted out of the 2020 NFL season 2 backup role players, but for starters who are going to have their impact players linebacker Devonte Hightower safety Patrick Chung right tackle Marcus Cannon fullback, Danny Vitali. And so the Patriots have a new quarterback Cam Newton who's got plenty of people doubting him. The roster has been gutted into England not only did people leave in free agency in England. But you also have people who are opting out because of coronavirus. So the roster is vastly different this year than it was last year in New England. And in your own division. The Buffalo Bills are rising threat who made the playoffs last year and are making a push to beat you in your own Division and so in my opinion for years and years Bill Belichick is heard all about the greatness of Tom Brady tb12 method this that Tom Brady Tom Brady. Our Lord and savior Tom Brady. Well, maybe it's possible that this year will be Bill Belichick's best year coaching in the NFL because the stage is being set Bill Belichick has an opportunity now to really Flex his coaching ability and win with a gutted roster and honestly if anybody can win with the Patriots roster, they currently have its Bill Belichick month. Now, what does that mean? What is the standard of winning is that the playoffs is that winning? The division is that the Superbowl is that just simply having a winning season? I have no idea what that means. I don't know what's going to happen in the page. It's but I cannot wait to see what happens in New England and no matter what happens in New England. I know that Bill Belichick their head coach He's going to have some kind of a plan and some kind of a unique approach and it's going to work to some degree. The question is how much how great of a coach is Bill Belichick? He's one of great players. He's one of the Hall of Fame quarterback can Bill Belichick win with this guided roster and to what degree can Bill Belichick wind with this New England Patriots roster, which is not the same as it's been in years past. Okay, man, how do I get into this one? Oh boy, the NFL top 100 list came out and people keep asking me to share my thoughts on the list. I'll be very honest. I really don't care at all about the NFL top 100 list to me. It reminds me a lot of the Madden ratings where it's like who cares just another silly list, you know, the players vote. There's a lot of favoritism. It is noteworthy because the players vote I think it was more noteworthy a couple of years ago when it's more novel little more interesting. There's a lot of favoritism those a lot of recency bias. There's a lot of eagles involved in the way players vote. It really doesn't interest me very much. But since people asked want to say that my problems with the list our number one, Julio Jones is the third-highest rack receiver on the list. He should have been the number one receiver. He stood behind Michael Thomas and then DeAndre Hopkins. I think it's weird a little bit wrong Jamal Adams at 27 is a laughable. It's ridiculous. He's a top ten player in the NFL. I mean TJ Watt and Dalvin cook are ahead of Jamal Adams what not? JJ Watt bulb TJ watt the little brother. It's just silly and weird to me. And unless maybe I read the list wrong and I saw TJ, and it was actually JJ. It's too cool. I could be wrong about that. But when I look at list, it went really that dude's their life unless I'm mistaken TJ Watts, like number 25 and Jamal. Or maybe twenty-three and Jamal out on this is twenty-seven. I went what? And then Jimmy Garoppolo is number 43 Dak Prescott's number 46. And again, that's laughable that's ridiculous. Personally. I think both of them are way too high and I'll be very often. I would say Kyla Marie over both Jimmy Garoppolo and over Dak Prescott and Kyler Murray like a number ninetieth rated player. So this is all ridiculous. But here is the Sean Watson list the number seven quarterback, which I very much disagree. I think DeShaun Watson is a third or fourth quarter best quarterback in NFL behind Patrick Mahomes and Russell Wilson. And the biggest problem with this list the thing on the list that made me go. Okay. This is just ridiculous. Is that the Eagles quarterback? Carson Wentz isn't on them at all. He's not in the top 100 but Dak Prescott is but but Jimmy Garoppolo is the Judah jokes the playoffs who couldn't do anything who had George Kittle wide open on multiple occasions in the Superbowl and didn't throw him the ball cuz he's I don't know what he's doing. Kirk Cousins Jimmy G Dak Prescott, Ryan Tannehill is on the list but no Carson Wentz. I hate to get this animated. It's just ridiculous to me and thought I saw that Carson Wentz wasn't on the list. I know I said I don't care clearly a car a little bit. But once I saw that Carson Wentz wasn't on the list, I just wrote off the entire list of an okay. This is stupid Carson wentz's birthday top five quarterback in the NFL you made the playoffs with a injury-riddled mass of a roster in Philadelphia last year. He made the playoffs Jack Prescott with the Cowboys had great players around him all around him owing Dak Prescott did not make the playoffs, but that Prescott's number 46 and Carson Wentz isn't even on the list. I tried not to get mad. I tried not to get emotional. So let's be clear the NFL top 100 list is a popularity contest. It's a lot of favoritism. There's all kinds of biases and to me. It's just a silly joke. I mean a couple of years ago. It was cool. It was interesting. Now. It's really lost its noteworthiness. It's lost the charm it used to have wage. And at this point the NFL top 100 list is a PR move to grab attention really nothing more and it just kind of silly and ridiculous to me and I just I don't give the NFL top 100 list very much wage, even though it's voted on by the players. If you're really Carson Wentz off the list and ranked certain players like TJ watt ahead of Jamal Adams Jamal Adams number twenty-seven. I don't know what the criteria is. I don't know how they're voting. I don't know what's going on. But the NFL top 100 list is just a now there are stupid list of this point and I really would not give it too much Credence anymore. It used to be interesting used to be novel used to be cool. Now it's just another stupid list, which I very much have a lot of disagreement with and maybe that's the point maybe the point of the list is to put it out there and have people go that's a stupid and it gets more eyeballs and more conversations going off get that's how the news cycle works. But I look at the list and I went come on guys know Carson Wentz we can debate about receivers Julio Jones sister. That's really not that I'm complaining. It's not actually I read this but Carson Wentz not being on the list at all. That's the very worst most egregious thing on the entire list, and I just think at that point, what are we even doing guys? It's just stupid. Okay. Let's talk about Formula One. So we have two topics left. If you are a person who doesn't care about Formula One and really doesn't want to hear there's a fun Topic at the end. It's not about sports. Just ridiculous. Silly fun. There's two topics. I think they're both great. I'm very proud of them, but if you don't care, no problem. I love you. Hope you have a great day and we'll see you tomorrow now dead. On Sunday, August 2nd. We have the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Tomorrow. August 1st is qualifying. But we're going to have you know going into race weekend before even qualifying. There are a few storylines. I want to follow and talk about number one. The biggest story in Formula One right now. Is that racing Point driver Sergio Perez tested positive for covid-19. So he's out and Sergio Perez is not to be able to race for racing point for the next two races. August 2nd, August 9th. Both at Silverstone was Grand Prix one is the 7th and 70th Anniversary race. He's not going to able to be racing in either race because he's got to be quarantined and alone and so Sergio Perez, this is Josh coolest thing I've heard in a long time is going to be replaced by Nico hulkenberg. Oh, it's awesome to me man. You drove for rental last year. He lost his seat to ask them back on and I have always felt ever since I'm new to the sport. I get I've been following formula one for like seven months now not even that long I discovered it like in November last year song. However long that is maybe that's like nine months. I've no idea. But ever since I discovered Formula One I learned about Nico hulkenberg. I felt really bad for Nico hulkenberg because he's a talented driver who's always been on a bad team with a bad car facts history. Nico hulkenberg has raced for Williams force India, not once but twice. For Sauber he raced for a rental. Those are teams that are Midfield teams at best cake Williams is definitely not a Midfield team. There were some way lower. And Nico hulkenberg is famous for never having a Podium finish in Formula One since 2010 has never done it and I blame the car wash is frustrating to have a a a talented racer never really get a good enough opportunity with a good enough car. And then if people blame the race or four not being talented enough like your car is trashed phone now with racing point. You could argue that Nico hulkenberg is going to have the third best car in Formula One behind Mercedes and Red Bull And this is the opportunity I've waited for for a long time with Nico hulkenberg where he finally has an opportunity. To prove himself in a good car and he's got two weekends to do it. The question is how quickly can you kill hulkenberg get comfortable in the racing Point car? He hasn't driven it at all this year. He literally showed up right before fp1 the practice session. And so I don't know what Nico hulkenberg can do it was on this weekend. It's got next weekend as well. Maybe it takes him a couple of days to get in the groove Sundays a good practice race next Sunday, August 9th. He gets in Groove. I'd love to see him get on a Podium. God should be so cool. The other storyline about the British crown really both of them right now is that Then the next two weekends heat is going to be a really interesting topic of debate. Yeah, the temperature or the heat. It's the latest and the year and F1 race has ever been held at Silverstone know the UK Friday July 31st was the hottest day of the year in the UK and in fp1 drivers had issues with their car tires blistering and with the heat, they were losing traction and the track conditions because of the heat of and really really slick and so I want to track that how does heat affect the next to F1 races. I have no idea maybe a guy like Lewis Hamilton spins out misses the race loses out on all this points. You could possibly get off and it gives you got like Max verstappen a chance to move up in the rankings and make a really big push to push Mercedes. Now the rest of the story lines for this race so far remember this is before qualifying. So we we're going to be a little more generic tomorrow. We'll talk more about stuff. We'll see how qualifying goes in the morning. It's morning here. It's daytime four people in the UK. Remember 6 a.m. Here is like noon there some some crazy like that off the rest of the storylines this weekend are you know, can Max pursed a pin challenge Mercedes Mercedes is dominant can Red Bull a maxxforce app and make a push and you know get behind them a little faith. Who's going to win the battle between McLaren and racing point in my opinion? It's probably going to be a battle where they're fighting for third place. I don't know. It's really interesting. What's going to happen with Ferrari so far this weekend Sebastian vettel's really struggled that engine problems. He didn't race at all in fp1. He was on the track a little bit Nephi to had more engine problems who's better really? Who's worse Renault or am I have no idea that's it's sad we have to ask that question in the final so far this weekend. Another thing I'm curious about is Kimi raikkonen. He's an F1 veteran, He's in a bad car an Alfa Romeo. But even at a bad car, he knows the track really well as Silverstone. Can he score points at Silverstone? I would love to see Kimi raikkonen and get some points and have a cool, you know a cool moment to be really awesome. So those are the storylines I'm interested in following but number one man. I am so excited two weekends in a row. We're going to get to watch Nico hulkenberg. Finally in a good car and I really hope it's good. I really every fiber of my being would love to see Nico hulkenberg. I get on a Podium and if he doesn't I guess we can't be too hard because again, he hasn't been racing and the racing Point car all year, but I think it would definitely hurt if he doesn't get on the podium in this car. I know that I'll be one of these people but I know some people out there are going to be well Nico hulkenberg the guy who even in a good car racing Point never could get on a Podium. It does hurt his legacy a little bit. So then I want to see Nico hulkenberg take advantage do great and maybe get himself a seat moving forward someday in Formula One. Now if you want to skip this topic feel free to turn off the show early no problem, but I want to end today's episode with a really fun guilty pleasure topic last night. I sat in front of my television set for Thursday. Over six hours. I was watching the NBA restart opening night to basketball games a lot of stuff in between and during the night. I saw a bunch of trailers for movies and TV shows all on whatever channel was watching basketball on and so you might have seen them too. If you're watching basketball, you might assume about to talk about and I want to discuss them because what I saw was really intriguing one thing that stood out to me immediately was a Seth Rogen movie called The American pickle it stood out to me because it's an absurd absurd idea where a guy falls into a vat of pickles immigrated in New York. You fall asleep without a pickles. He's in there for a hundred years perfectly preserved. He gets out of hundred years later and modern day New York. He hasn't aged at all. He meets his great-grandson Seth Rogen plays both the great-grandfather and the great-grandson which is hilarious and fun and silly. And it just looks strange and weird. It grabbed my eye because of the Absurd story line the Absurd plot line with preserved in a pickle plays both characters Seth Rogen. Like I guess find an interesting take some vitamins and have a good time. And so it was so weird. It had to tell you about it to the American pickles on HBO. I believe bizarre. I'm down. The number two was a TV show a series called. Lovecraft country than HBO series two of the executive producer stand out to be number one is JJ Abrams a genius. JJ Abrams is phenomenal the most wage. This is really only I can say this but to me the biggest compliment I can give JJ Abrams is that he did an incredible reboot of Star Trek 2009 Star Trek game is I've won a lot of land in 2009 Star Trek my two favorite movies of all time. They're not in any order there 181b. No one is between head of them. But 2009 Star Trek is my favorite movie of all time, and it was directed by JJ Abrams. He created he made that happen. And in Jordan Peele from Key and Peele the comedy sketch show and you know, Jordan Peele also wrote and wrote and directed the movies he wrote us and he wrote and directed get out to Great Lengths interesting horror movies that are phenomenal. And so this TV show Lovecraft country is set in the 1950s American South. It's a horror drama series HP Lovecraft is a month early see was a horror fiction writer who died a long time ago like the 1930s, but he's somewhat of a legend and the name of the show was an odd to him. And the show with some weird twists where you're watching the trailing like there's some interesting Supernatural stuff. I don't understand and I there's a great cast and I have no idea how some of the stuff I saw in the trailer is connected, but I'm glad I don't know either, you know, the mark of a good trailer is that a good trailer is enticing but a good trailer doesn't spoil anything. It just makes you want to watch it more doesn't give away anything that makes you not want to watch later and so left Lovecraft country the TV series that grabbed my attention also since it's on HBO, one of the benefits of not being on HBO is that there's no filler. There's no episode quotes. They don't need to make twenty-two episodes to fill network television. I hate when TV series do that. No filler storyline is King and Lovecraft country. It could be really good show coming up ahead on HBO pack. Now there was still called Fargo starring Chris Rock. Apparently this show Fargo got Chris Rock in season four. Apparently, it's been on television for three seasons already. Now the trailer I saw when I was watching basketball was for season four. It's an anthology Series. So each season is its own unique storyline Dead season 3, I guess star Ewan McGregor. Who was the played Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars season 4 is going to feature Chris Rock as the main character and I have never heard of the show before it off Fargo. I think it's a spin-off kind of take on the movie Fargo and I'm glad it's on my radar now. It's an fx show and I am I'm an add it to my DVR. I'm interested. Okay Fargo who thought I'm down to watch the watch season 3 of Ewan McGregor and at some point I watch the Chris Rock season 4 of Fargo. I don't know but I have a YouTube TV have a gigantic DVR. I can record litter as much as I want. I'm going to add it to my TV off. fun with it Now number for the alienist was another trailer. I saw it's a TNT series. Apparently the trailer was for season two had no idea that show existed. I got to go back and watch season one. Here's why I'm all in on the show. It's a psychological Thriller series. It's set in the 1890s and it's all about solving mysterious murders and I think New York and like again the 1890s and I like the idea it rains a lot of Sherlock Holmes but less campy and more dark and more more gritty but what got me into the show was the actor Daniel Bruhl he played Niki Lauda in one of my favorite movies Rush the Formula One movie Rush is an incredible movie Daniel. Bruhl is an incredible actor when I saw him. I went. Oh, it's a darker show like homes with Daniel Bruhl. Okay, sign me up all my DVR em all in now the final couple things. I want to talk about are there two commercials that grabbed my attention. Number one during the NBA restart those commercial with DJ Khaled where he was brought up a guy brushing teeth. Like you got it. You could do it like doing a stipple DJ Khaled thing. He does in the background of songs, you know, why like I was brushing his teeth and it was self-aware. It was funny. I liked it. But the very best commercial I saw. The entire night was Kawhi Leonard commercial. So honey commercial and he's like the thing that helps you I don't even it's not a honey. I don't care go. Watch it on YouTube Honey is phenomenal though had a quote from what I call a quote, you know, tiny laptop where they're making fun of and pointing out how gigantic Kawhi Leonard is and it also featured Kawhi Leonard's awkward unsettling laugh. It was really well done the Kawhi Leonard commercial. Look at for it on YouTube. It's phenomenal. That's my I want to call that my guilty pleasure topic where I get to talk about stuff that is not sports, but still grab my attention was fun found somewhat related to sports. I can do it on the show because I I saw all that stuff. Oh, well, I was watching the I don't know. I have another podcast on my girlfriend. We talk about life and stuff and she would never do this topic with me because it's not upper wheelhouse. So the only place to do this as an outlet was talk about it here. Hope you have a great day guys. Thank you so very much and that's all I have for today. I'll see you tomorrow will table. All the Blazers we'll talk about Milwaukee Bucks is another game on tonight. I can't remember what it is a lot of good stuff. I believe it's the Rockets and the Mavericks should be really fun. I'm going to watch them all tonight. We'll watch Formula 1 qualifying. We'll talk about all that stuff tomorrow. We'll watch a little more of last chance you give you an update on that. My name is Akshay Kumar. Hope you have a great day. Thank you so very much for tuning in and but God damn we are done.

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Migrant Families, XFL Teams & Instagram Hoax (+ Talking Superbugs) - Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

the NewsWorthy

14:15 min | 1 year ago

Migrant Families, XFL Teams & Instagram Hoax (+ Talking Superbugs) - Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

"Today is thursday august twenty second what to note today about another new immigration rule impacting families and why president trump just changed his mind about those tax cuts plus a new type of wristband for people with autism of viral instagram hoax and a surprising and controversial member of the dancing with the stars cast then hang out after the news the thing to know thursday's bonus interview walker welcome to the newsworthy all the day's news in less than ten minutes fast. They're a fun and on the go. I'm eric mandy. Thanks so much for being here. You're ready. Let's do this. It's it's president trump's latest effort to toughen immigration laws this time he wants to change the rules on how long migrant families can be held in detention centers n._b._c. news reports. If families this crossed the border illegally the new rule would keep them in custody. Indefinitely they would not be released until their legal cases are complete and because these court proceedings can take awhile migrants could be held for several months or longer. That's pretty different from the current rule right now. Migrant children who are with their parents can only be held for twenty days at most then then they must be released and are told to come back on their court date. The wall street journal says president trump hoax changing that rule will deter parents from making the trek to the u._s. border with their children but but critics say children should not be used as upon in fact immigration rights advocates are expected to fight this new rule in court which could mean it gets put on pause at least until a judge's ruling but for now the new rule could go into effect in a couple of months. The federal deficit is growing and fast new report from the congressional budget office says it's supposed to hit one trillion dollars next year which basically means the government is spending that much more than it's bringing in from sources like taxes so why is is the budget so lopsided one reason is the new budget deal that congress and the president agreed on that deal up to funding limits and added more money for things like disaster relief and the military and it's also because of the two thousand seventeen tax cuts which led to less money coming into the government they p reports the federal debt will rise even higher over the next decade and beyond and experts say the only way to stop it is to of course increase taxes or cut spending a senior white house adviser said they're always concerned with the deficit but they need to fund a lot of important projects and programs and speaking of money. President trump has apparently changed his mind about cutting payroll and capital gains taxes just a day after telling reporters he was looking into to both the washington post says he is no longer thinking about it. He simply says we don't need to since the economy is strong. That said trump is still pressuring. The federal reserve to cut interest streets. Massive wildfires are burning around the world right now like in the amazon rainforest which is the world's largest tropical forest the new york times reports that area has seen seventy four thousand fires this year researchers say that's an eighty four percent increase from this time last year the fires were mostly set by farmers chris clearing their land and mostly burning in uninhabited areas of the rainforest but the b._b._c. says that smoke is traveling far and reach brazil's largest city some even say it's caused darkness as smoke covers the sky but researchers are still working to figure out if it's really connected then in siberia more fires vox says twenty one thousand square miles of forest have caught fire this month and it could potentially be russia's worst year on record for wildfires and a fire in the canary islands and spain has forced thousands of people to evacuate and fires have also impacted alaska and greenland. It's being called a scientific breakthrough. Experts in florida may have found a way to stop coral priest from going extinct c._n._n. Says coral reefs at the florida aquarium in tampa reproduced in a lab setting for the first time ever something like this has not been seen before for quarrel from the atlantic and experts even doubted it was possible now it could be a big deal for what's known as america's barrier reef the third largest coral reef in the world right off the coast of the florida keys. He's all right. We still have much more news coming up but let's take a quick break to think this week sponsor 'em leflore. This is a company that is all about clothing adding that will help make your life easier. So if you don't have a lot of time you can scratch the dry cleaners and the taylor off your list. A memo flora offers machine washable fabrics adjustable russell hems deep pockets and travelers. You'll like this one suits that are designed to be palpable and each item is meant to help you wear it several different ways the high waisted black skirt they sent me looks great with so many different tops so whether you need an everyday work outfit or something specific for a business trip coming up checkout 'em leflore and right now new customers can get twenty ninety five dollars toward the first purchase with the code newsworthy just visit emma floor dot com slash news worthy for more details and to redeem this gift. That's m. leflore dot com slash news worthy and you can find that link in today's show notes now back to the news. The international space station shin has a new parking spot kind of two astronauts successfully added a new docking port yesterday which is basically a place for another spacecraft to park space dot com says it took astronauts turnouts about six and a half hours to install that docking port it'll be used by companies like spacex and boeing when they start sending astronauts into orbit later this year or next year this this is the station's second docking port for commercial spacecraft the i was attached three years ago. Researchers are working on a wristband that predicts aggressive devout bursts and people with autism in gadgets says it monitors heart rate sweat production skin surface temperature and arm movements and with that the device can predict outbursts sixty seconds seconds before they happen and it's apparently eighty four percent accurate well. One minute doesn't seem like a lot of time. It could give people a chance to relax the person wearing the respond and make sure sure everyone is safe. We're testing needs to be done but experts say it's promising. There's an instagram hoax going around that even celebrities and politicians are falling for the hoax says instagram is going to access every photo you've ever uploaded even deleted ones and then use them against you in court to keep that from happening it says you need to he posted a message to your instagram to say you don't get permission in order to block instagram from using your pictures well. It's not true and you don't need to post that message but the verge verge says lots of people are falling for it even some of the rich and famous including usher julia roberts and the u._s. secretary of energy the same viral hoax has been a thing in the past in twenty johny twelve but again instagram confirms both are fake. It's official the x._f._l. Announced its team names and logos remember the x._f._l. Fell is an alternative to the n._f._l. Meant to be professional football that is faster and have quote no gimmicks so now e._s._p._n. Says the eight teams include the dallas renegades negates los angeles wildcats new york guardians seattle dragons and more the x._f._l. Also recently signed its first player former n._f._l. Quarterback landry jones the league will hold a player draft in october to fill the rest of the roster. This is actually the x._f._l.'s second go at this. The same owner tried launching the league in two thousand one but it only lasted season organizers hope this year will be more successful game started in february twenty twenty one week after the n._f._l.'s super bowl by the way c._n._n. Says another the league started. This year called the alliance of american football but it only lasted one season then filed for bankruptcy. The top paid actor in the world right. Now is dwayne the rock johnson at least according to forbes top ten paid actors list johnson made eighty nine million dollars within one year's time forbes says he made a lot lot of it from the jumanji movies and the show ballers plus he gets money from his under armor line chris hemsworth robert downey junior akshay kumar and jackie chan capped opt off the top five in other entertainment news. We now know who will be on the next season of dancing with the stars. Probably the most unexpected president trump's former press secretary akrotiri sean spicer inside edition says the show's host did not seem too happy about having someone political in there the list also includes the bachelorettes hannah brown country star lauren elena n._f._l. Legend ray lewis former n._b._a. Star lamar odom supremes legend mary wilson and more season twenty eight of dancing with the stars starts next month on on a._b._c. and that's it for the main news today but it's now time for thursday different expert explains a different thing to know only on thursdays after the news today we're talking about so called superbugs organisms that make us sick but are tough to treat because they're drug resistant. It's a growing problem that the world health organizations said this year could become more deadly than cancer by twenty fifty if nothing is done so today dr eric annoy is here to break down what are superbugs why they're becoming more of a problem and most importantly what we can do to help prevent them. Dr shenoy is an infectious disease physician at massachusetts general hospital and assistant professor of medicine sin- harvard medical school and just a note it does sound like we're on the phone and you hear a little bit of background noise because she spoke to me from the hospital. So here's our conversation about superbug hi dr shenoy thanks so much for coming on the newsworthy happy to be here so most people have probably at least heard of the term superbugs superbugs but can you explain what it is and why it's becoming more of a concern now most organisms that are kind of in the category of superbugs will have developed resistance to multiple different antibiotics so your your first line antibiotic that you might try might not work even a second line and then we get into the point where we're taking antibiotics off the shelf that that have really have a lot of toxicity or we don't use very frequently in order to treat infections. That's when you're in the superbug territory and just explain why this is a concern. I mean not only can you not get rid of the infection itself but then antibiotics are not necessarily easy on your body right. It's a couple of things so i i <hes> treatment of infections like you say it can make treating infections very very difficult. If you're resorting to some of the more powerful antibiotics they also have <hes> potential side effects but there's also outside of just treating infections. We use a lot of antibiotics to prevent infections one of your listeners if they're thinking about elective elective surgery if they're getting a joint replacement or having cardiac surgery were often using and a front line first line antibiotics to prevent infections for developing now if the super bugs are these organisms to become more and more common it could make what are normal elective surgeries potentially <hes> more risky for patients nations and there have been a couple of reports this year both from the u._n. And the c._d._c. that warn about superbugs becoming more of a problem. What are those tell us yes so the c._d._c. Which is the centers for disease control here in the united states estimates that there are about two million infections each year in the united states that are caused by antimicrobial resistant distant organisms or superbugs and about twenty three thousand associated deaths and the recent u. N. report is estimating that in the next couple full decades the deaths related to antimicrobial resistance will exceed those of <hes> diseases like cancer and diabetes why now why do you think it's becoming coming more of an issue now well. Some of these resistance genes or mechanisms have been around for a very very long time. I think there's a couple apple of transit have brought them to the four. I think one is the increasing amount of travel and i also you know patients. Are people are living longer car. As you live longer you can become more susceptible to developing infection once exposed to one of these organisms so we always liked to talk about not just the problems but also possible solutions or at least who is working on possible solutions so what is being done to at least try and address this issue right now yes. I think there's a lot of progress here in a lot of <hes> one of the important parts of the attention that's focused on it is that people patients physicians others become more aware of it and there's there's many steps that can be taken along the way so the way i like to think about this is from the perspective of for example the patient so what could patients possibly due to think about combating anti-kabul resistance and one part of this as prevention which is good hand hygiene <hes> when you're in the hospital you've if patients should feel very comfortable talking to their doctors and asking them if they're being prescribing antibiotics. Why why do i need to do. I need the antibiotics. Despite all the focus we know even in the most recent reports that about thirty percent of all antibiotics are not necessary so there's a lot that can be done from the patient perspective and from the physician physician perspective the prescribing perspective about reducing exposure to antibiotics every time you take an antibiotic even if it's necessary which we know the proportion of them are they do <hes> select out or can lead to antimicrobial resistance developing so it's really important only to take them when you need them. <hes> take them as prescribed and not to <hes> you know. Save antibiotics are used them <hes> when you've not been directed to buy by a physician so healthcare facilities are really working very hard around stewardship which is the term we use to describe using antibiotics appropriately and then just thinking even even largest larger on this as the government side so there's a lot of research being funded by the u._s. Government and other governments. There's a lot of work recently on trying to figure you're out. What's the right way to incentivize private industry to develop the kinds of antibiotics that we need and you you can read more about our guests and this topic in today's show notes just go to the newsworthy dot com click episodes and look for today's date. That's also where you'll find all the sources and links to stories. We've talked about in this episode. Thank you so much for listening. The newsworthy is here for you by four in the morning every weekday so we'll chat again tomorrow. Have a great day uh-huh.

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#271 Formula 1 and NBA Preview For The Week

Strong Opinion Sports

23:44 min | 8 months ago

#271 Formula 1 and NBA Preview For The Week

"Oh my goodness. Good morning. Good afternoon. Whatever it is for you. I hope you're having a fantastic day. My name is Zach shomler. This is strong opinion Sports episode 271. Hope you're doing well. This episode will be very short going to family dinner tonight. It's a it's a birthday happening and I'm wearing a really fun shirt. It's because I wish I bought at the beach if I'm totally honest, it's really comfortable and I don't care as much today going to be very shortly doing three-and-a-half topics. Basically. I want to start with this rental protested racing points car. The legality of racing points car in Formula One. They were accusing them of copying Mercedes his card from last year was racing Point did admit. Hey, we looked at pictures. We copied the car. We just did not help from Mercedes in theory. The investigation has been concluded. Honestly, I'll be totally totally honest. I'm a little bit uncomfortable talking about this racing Point story. Because there's so much seemingly meaningless nonsense going on in the story where it's like and what I mean by that is there's a lot of nerdy technical stuff that I don't think actually matters to the outcome for you and me the fans of Formula One. There's a lot of stuff like some teams said we don't like the we don't like the results of the protest we're going to protest the results of the protests. Everyone's just there's a lot of politics going on. But what matters in this story to me most importantly is that raising Point has been fined four hundred thousand. I guess it's not dollars. It's euros cuz I'm in America there and they're in Europe, So raising Point has been fined four hundred thousand Euros. It's a solid amount. It's a lot and it really I guess if you're designing a car for two and fifty million, it's not really that much in the scheme of things off for but for I think for Formula One finds, I I believe that keep me awake and it was fine like less than $5,000 earlier in the year. So by the standards of birth Want what I've seen is people saying they're really Hefty fine. But what's even more important to me is that racing Point has been deducted and had 15 points taken away from their campaign in the constructors cup. So racing team loses fifteen points. They also got fined four hundred thousand Euros by the FIA and interestingly enough. What I think is really key here though is that racing point will not be forced to redesign their car. They can keep their car as is. So the protest was, you know, centering around the brake ducts which are how are gets into the brake ducts for coolant basically and they took nearly identical as Mercedes car from last year from 2019. If you look at them from the outside looks like a carbon copy the protests and the inquiry and the investigation is all about what's happening on the inside. And so despite the fine and the points reduction racing points being allowed to keep their car as it is, which is a big deal. They don't need to redesign anything and the car is a solid car as it is with the racing point now has 27 points in the constructors Cup Championship. What do you call the their campaign this year? They're down from having 42 points previously and racing point five from 6 from V down to 6, they went from fifth place to 6 place in the constructors Cup standings and to me it what is most important here. Is not the technical stuff not really the money the points matter but really what's most important here. Is that the fia the governing body of Formula One is sending a message to other teams do not copy other cars. I actually believe that racing points car is fine. I don't I think the fine and the the punishment here is not about the legality of the car down payment here was the FIA telling other teams, you cannot and discourage the other teams from copying other cars as their strategy in designing a car. I was talking to someone on page 3 on and they pointed out to me as a person on patreon pointed out that Red Bull is exactly why copying cars needs to be discouraged because they look at Red Bull they have two teams in Formula One is a good example. That's why you don't want it Red Bull has Red Bull Racing in Alpha Tower e and if they could run the exact same specs on all four of their cars every single weekend that have a massive Advantage because God They have two cars of Red Bull Racing in two cars from alpha Towery. If all four were identical then they would have an advantage where they could run the specs and make adjustments based on four cars and have four cars with four sets of data coming into them their offices to help them make adjustments. It would be an advantage. Red Bull has two teams. They have Alpha Towery Red Bull Racing. But and even though they're similar cars, they're similar cars with Honda engines. They're still different. They have different design on the inside job because they were designed separately. And the f I did what they felt was, right, which was to send a message that we don't want other teams to use copying as part of their strategy. In designing a car that makes sense to me. I think that is the key behind why racing Point got the punishment they did and you know, what if that's what the FBI wants. I think they're right to say that song. Now the next thing I want to talk about is from patreon Raymond Road in on patreon if I can find it on my phone. Come on phone. Come on Raymond writes any says hey Zach. I'm new to the whole patreon thing off, but I'm a long time listener. I love your new F1 content. Although I am new to the sport. I was just wondering what your thoughts are on doing something along the lines of storylines heading into blank race home to help viewers like me mainly come from football, but are enjoying your F1 content and looking to understand more about the sport. Raymond that's a great idea. Let's do it this morning. I woke up at 6 a.m. For qualifying for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix. It's silverson and you know, there's a race tomorrow to be really fun. And the number one story line to me is whether or not Nico hulkenberg can finish with a Podium positioning so doctor about us is going to be the pole position for tomorrow because the qualifying Lewis Hamilton finished second in qualifying. He'll be behind Valkyrie and my again my third favorite storyline Nico hulkenberg filling in for racing point off its third starting fourth is Max verstappen for Red Bull starting V is Daniel ricciardo Sorento. So Nico hulkenberg, I'm a big fan of the guy seems like a good dude. I follow him on social media. And then also I had a great presentation somebody but everything I've seen from Nico hulkenberg makes him seem like a likable dude who's had an interesting Journey form of the one now. He got replaced at Reno last year. He erased Rouge. Last year in the offseason rental replaced him with Esteban ocon said hey, Nico were done. Goodbye. And the reason why Nico hulkenberg such a great story in Formula One this weekend long. He's been racing since 2010 erased for Williams He raced for force India. He raced for a salary raced for a rental at the end and he's never been on a formula one point never finished the race in the top three. And I believe he was a good racer who honestly was constantly let down by his team and constantly let down by his car and since Sergio Perez tested positive for her own boss, you know week and half two weeks ago. Nico hulkenberg is filling in for his spot with racing point and last week filling in for the spot. Nico didn't actually get to race because right before the race racing points car had a problem and Nico couldn't go Nico had never seen The annotation DNS did not start the race, but Nico didn't start the race as car literally wasn't working, but they couldn't get out of the garage and didn't happen really sad. Now this weekend Nico hulkenberg has a great opportunity with a fairly good racing Point car. You know, there's a Mercedes then Red Bull then maybe racing point is a third best car on the circuit this year. He's got a good car and he's been driving it for over a week. Now. So basically Nicholas as comfortable as he possibly could be in the situation. He you know last week he'd gotten too had gotten the UK and started driving the car like off the plane crash the car races two days later, right? He didn't really have a lot of time to familiarize himself with the car this time. He's hey, he's driving driven the car for a week. He's been around the car for a long time. He's about as comfortable as he could possibly be in a situation filling in for another driver. Any qualified well, Nico got thirties and P3 starting the race tomorrow. He qualified very well and there's another thing working in Nico's favor in his pursuit of getting a problem spot. Tomorrow. Robotics is the starting in first place for Mercedes now, his team-mate Lewis. Hamilton is in second Lewis Hamilton is the dominant race or right now out for the one and at some point in tomorrow's race. Whether it's during a pit stop, but I think what's going to happen is at some point Lewis. Hamilton is going to come up behind valtteri bottas and try to pass him. And that could actually work very much in favor of Nico hulkenberg. Maybe there's an incident maybe that gives Nico a big opportunity and he goes driven 177 former races and never finished on the podium as I record. It's a not a good record to have the next second highest guy raised in two hundred and or sorry 128 races 128, Nico 157. Never had a podium. And this might really be the time that Nico finally gets the podium. I'm telling you. It's possible the Mercedes Collide tomorrow because you know if Lewis Hamilton was on pole position and feel a lot better about Mercedes not having a problem but Lewis Hamilton is aggressive he wants to win and I think he's willing to sacrifice his team to try and get a victory over Iraq. Now, I think that's stupid and I might be wrong there cuz if you do the math way getting second, you know, you're getting eighteen last week. You're right. You're a key made didn't get any points and drivers standing so you could do 5 or just finishing second if that's what happens, but I don't believe the race there in Lewis Hamilton. I don't think it's going to let him just stay behind valtteri bottas the entire time. So I am I'm rooting for Nico hulkenberg. I hope he gets a Podium as a storyline. I want however, I will be clear. I'm not hopeful that's going to happen and maybe it's because I try to guard my heart but if the Mercedes don't run into each other and if Max were stabbed and finishes the race at all for Red Bull, then it's very unlikely in my opinion that Nico hulkenberg is going to get down to business. You got Ball Toss. You got Lewis Hamilton, you have Max verstappen. All of them are to good erasers into good at cars to not grab a Podium finish. I don't know how Nicolas Berg breaks into the top three over all three of those guys. Assuming nothing goes wrong. Now there are also other storylines Nico hulkenberg is not the only story line even though to me. It's the most impactful most interesting storyline in this weekend. Alex album. Next worst happens. Team-mate Red Bull has been dead really inconsistent this year. And in fact, you know in qualifying yesterday Alpha Tower the other Red Bull team had Peter ghastly, you know finish in seventh. He started at 7 tomorrow in the race and it's very interesting that last year. Cassie was really struggling is Max verstappen his teammate. He got replaced mid-year by Alex Alban. Now the same things happening Alex Alban, he's struggling a beer ghastly seems to be doing better. They're both controlled by Red Bull. Maybe Red Bull says, hey Alex, if you're not doing good. We're going to replace you with your ghastly. I don't know what the pressure was on Alex Alvin this weekend. He starts in P 9 a week, and I'm curious to see how he does. There's also the battle in the constructors cut between McLaren Ferrari Renault and racing point. They are all battling for either third place or best of the rest two of them are two of those teams are probably going to get two of them are going to miss out and it's going to be really fun to see how the results play out this weekend. There's other you know, the other question is what's going to happen to Lance stroll. The other racing Point driver issue gets shown up by Nico hulkenberg this week is Nico hulkenberg gonna make it clear. He is a much better racer than Lance stroll and maybe going to prove that Lance stroll is only they're not he's already clearly there cuz of his dad, but she going to get shown up by the other driver on his own team. That's what I want to watch from Landstuhl tomorrow. How does he handle? Being on the same team is Nico hulkenberg. And then how about the Ferrari entertained competition between Sebastian Vettel and shower LeClaire, you know, the vet has really been struggling recently A lot of it has been car issues. There's a lot of stuff happening this weekend between Nico hulkenberg the battle for the best of the rest the battle between their two Mercedes Max or stabbings in there somewhere. He's a great race or he had a pretty boring race last week or as a loan for most of the time cuz there's no way ahead of him knowing behind him that he could see on the track. So there's a lot of story lines as weekend. It's going to be great. I'm getting up at 6 a.m. To watch the race tomorrow the 70th Anniversary F1 race off one Grand Prix is what they're calling it weird name, whatever honoring the 7th anniversary, which I find that quite touching actually and I mean I'm not going to do I don't actually care off 70th Anniversary. I just it's like an anniversary great for the people that you care good for you. It's going to be fun though. I'm going to really enjoy the race and I think it's going to be one of the better races of the Year based on the Storm. Mine's we have going into the race? Just the most interesting ways. We've had maybe all season. Hey Joseph rights in Joseph says hey Zack. I thought you'd be interesting in knowing a little backstory For an upcoming NBA bubble game. The Pacers are playing the heat on the 10th. And then a last time the teams met TJ Warren got a ejected after a couple of heated altercations with Jimmy Butler. Warren is pretty much shut down was pretty much shut down to Butler Only scoring three points and Butler even called them out after the game calling him soft and saying they weren't on the same level. So the beef has been pretty much Brewing ever since now the TJ seems to have caught fire in the bubble. It's going to be interesting to see how that game plays out kind of a revenge of sorts. Anyway, just thought you might appreciate the background. Have a good one man Joseph. Thank you so much. That's interesting that makes me want to watch on Monday on Monday. You have that game Miami Heat versus the Indiana Pacers. It is at 2 p.m. Eastern Time 5 p.m. West Coast time and I want to just look at the NBA schedule in general this this question made me kind of realized I should probably start talking about what games I plan to watch this week because I do make a list of the beginning ever we can go. These are like the six games I care about and I want to share publicly what those games are tell you what games I'm looking forward to and then occasionally I make adjustments like there's a big blowout and I'm like, I'm like, well I was going to watch I watch Celtics Raptors the other day and it was pretty boring the Celtics dominated the Raptors and a lot of it was because of their height a lot of it was because these are two teams that are getting ready for the Black Ops maybe don't care as much about this game. It's hard to tell and so some games that scratch-off if they're not interesting. But so far. These are the games. I'm curious to watch next week already talked about the Heat and the Pacers also Monday, you have the Raptors and the Milwaukee Bucks and it's possible. This will be a Eastern Conference Finals preview. The Bucks are the number one team in the East the Raptors are the number two team in the way you have I'm curious to watch. I believe OG anunoby is going to be guarding Giannis in this game. That's the matchup. I really want to watch. How does how do the Raptors defense handle Januzaj? That's going to be really fun. I want to watch how Ian is guarded by the rappers how they handle it. 12:30 East Coast time. 3:30 West Coast time zone Raptors bucks Monday night. It's going to be great. Tuesday. 1:30 West Coast time 10:30 on the East Coast 10:30 in the morning. You have the sons and Seventy Sixers. I have watched the Seventy Sixers multiple times now, I haven't made a video game because I can't get a read on them. They're such a weird team Ben Simmons got hurt. We saw when I watched Joe L&B. He's so up and down. There are times where he literally just seems often completely unmotivated and what that could do. The sons are not a bad team. They have McHale Bridges. They have you under eight and every Ruble and most importantly they have Devin Booker who can put up a lot of points and I would not be shocked at the Suns beat the Seventy Sixers and Devin Booker put up a lot of points. And if you like scoring watch the Seventy Sixers versus the Suns it's going to be a lot of fun and I'm excited to watch Devin Booker maybe go off. against Philadelphia now on Tuesday Blazers Mavericks, I guess the last game is also a Tuesday kind of whatever the the voice thing was. I don't know but 12:30 East Coast time 3:30 on the west coast. The Blazers are a game and half out of the playoffs. So this is a game the Blazers have to win. They just lost to the Clippers they need to win this game and it's not going to be easy because the Mavericks are fun team. They have off Luca donchak. They have doncic. Excuse me. Doncic people are Ami people want me to get that clear doing my best. They have kristaps porzingis. They have Steph Curry. The Mavericks are a good team and the Blazers have on their side three good centers to really small guards. I don't know how they match up a Luke. It's going to be interesting Damian Lillard CJ McCollum, they can hit threes. I am just curious to see how long Blazer is do in fact match up with Dallas. It feels like the Blazers are going to be a playoff team and it's possible. This is a preview of a rematch. We're going to be later down the road and it's a must-win game for The Blazers now Tuesday night. We have the Pelicans and the Kings these are too young teams are not going to make the playoffs. And it's one of the it's the second to last game of the year for the Pelicans. I believe it's the same boat for the Sacramento Kings, you know, not to mention the Kings just recently beat the Pelicans 142 125,000 was interesting about this game is that first of all, whether or not Diane Williamson will play because Ian Williamson has been he got he rested the other day. It was kind of weird. It's pretty clear. The Pelicans were like, we're not gonna pay offs. We can take care of our players the Pelicans also have other than Zion Williamson. They have Lonzo ball. They have a great bench player Josh Hart that I like and they have branded in a Brandon Ingram is a guy that is such a good young score. Probably the most improved player of the year in the NBA. They also have no veteran JJ Redick. I love gives great effort life really hard and the kings are led by a young point guard de'aaron FOX. NOW de'aaron Fox is not the only star on the Kings, but he's the guy and really looking forward to watch the Kings also have Bogdan bogdanovic. And they he put up 35 points in the Pelicans the other day the Pelicans Kings on Tuesday should be fun too young teams. They're not playoff teams, but they're interesting because they're young and they got a couple stars. Now number six the final game of the week. There might be a game that stands out that I'm not expecting if that's the case. We'll do a what we learn from topic about an episode one of those games but the Raptors and seventy-five again have touched on how I don't know what to make of the Seventy Sixers. This is a potential playoff matchup between the Raptors and the seventy-sixers. I'm curious how they match-up. I want to watch a little bit of the game. It's just the question is what Philadelphia 76ers team is going to show up. I don't know what to expect. I have no idea. I you know, I just watched the Seventy Sixers beat the magic they were completely uninspired again for half the game. It felt like Joel embiid was asleep. And I Joe and he takes so many plays off. It's a frustratingly low amount of effort. So maybe Playing against the Raptors could bring the competitive nature in him out a little bit and we're likely going to see no Ben Simmons because he hurt his knee. So that's it. That's it guys. It's Monday. We have Pacers off and heat. We also Raptors and bucks on Monday. We have Tuesday the earlier game send the 76ers and the sun's Blazers Mavs also on Tuesday and the Pelicans Kings Tuesday night and then on Wednesday the Raptors and the 76ers. Those are the games coming up this week. I am excited to watch We're 22 minutes in last Topic at a very short Lewis Hamilton pretty much dominates formula one and he's won six championships. He's a lot of people hate Lewis Hamilton because he's so dominant in the sport he races for a Mercedes. I think it's actually cool to see how Mercedes has become great with Lewis Hamilton kind of come up together. And I I just I loved hearing about I did a there's a Graham bensinger episode. About Mercedes where it's it's Niki Lauda talking about Mercedes and what he did with that team. It's so fun to hear that but I just want to point out. There's a lot of hate about the lot of hate towards Luis viton because he wins so much but I just want to point out that we need to be grateful. He's not an arrogant jerk because he's actually Lewis Hamilton you can hate him because he well, he's actually a great representative of formula one. I've never really heard him say anything. It makes me go. Oh, he's just full of himself. He's just a jerk, you know, people hate him cuz he wins but I want to point out Lewis Hamilton seems like a decent guy and it would be much worse to follow Formula One if Lewis Hamilton dominated, but he was also just an evil awful mean jerk. So I am grateful for Lewis Hamilton. I don't think he gets enough appreciation for that, you know part of him who he is and I just wanted to point that out. I don't hate Lewis Hamilton the same way a lot of other people do and he's a really really dead. Good racer, he gets you know, people put a lot of the credit onto the team and well, yeah Mercedes has a great car. It also is worth mentioning. Oh, yeah, by the way the guide off the car Lewis Hamilton. He's still pretty good. He's still a big reason why they're winning why they are successful and I just I don't hate Lewis Hamilton the same way other people do but again even even if you hate Lewis Hamilton just be Grateful Dead He's not an arrogant jerk that's constantly mouthing off about how great he is because that's all I have for today very short episode. My timer says 24 minutes. Thank you so much. I really appreciate you off. I'm going to dinner with my family, you know the owner of the house. It's a couple of people we're not wearing masks but it's you know, these are all people that are quarantining themselves. Be safe. I love you guys. I miss you guys. What am I saying? I don't miss you guys. I talked today will be back tomorrow. Tomorrow's episode is all about formula one. And then Monday will do some more stuff guys. The TJ the TJ watt film analysis is coming. I started watching. Home for that project yesterday a lot of good stuff. I had guys. My name is Akshay Kumar. Thank you so very much. Have a great day. And in case you missed it, I apologize. If you listen to on you heard me talk about a patron question or like how do I change the question? You got a patreon.com forward slash give a dollar a month more if you want. That's how you get access to submit questions. I pick the best ones that I like. I don't think everyone but do guarantee off every single question with my eyeballs. I pick my favourite to read on the show cuz that's all I have. Thank you so much. 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104: Babytown Frolics: Badhaai Ho and Good Newwz with Julie-Anne Weaver

Bollywood is For Lovers

1:24:20 hr | 6 months ago

104: Babytown Frolics: Badhaai Ho and Good Newwz with Julie-Anne Weaver

"To follow his relievers part of the over the podcast network locally grown community supported. I'm aaron fraser. And i'm at booz this episode. We're joined by julianne. Weaver to discuss a pair of pregnancy comedies. First app i used my is embarrassed when his middle aged parents become pregnant with their third child in two thousand eighteen bad. Hi ho from amit robin dress. Sharma a mix up at the fertility clinic causes mayhem for akshay kumar and korenica poor com- in two thousand nine thousand nine hundred good news from rush meta the florida begin. We would like to respectively acknowledged that we record this podcast treaty six territory traditional lands a first nations in t- people looked it up this time. We're not at home. No we are not at home. We are in beautiful. Jasper listeners might remember it from such important films as by ten tasks fear dia. I actually think it's mostly that they failed but jasper is very similar. Simple preserve those mountains that you've seen this lived. Yes yes these matters are full of And we're here with julianne weaver. Who was my brother's partner. And they just had a baby or six months ago but there's been a pension until we ever been able to miss world after it's tough. Yeah time has no. Meaning welcome julia. Hi guys thanks for having me on the show now. Juliana unlike us. You've actually been to india. Yes that's right I so i went to in the i in may in june of twenty ten. So it's been ten years now. It's been a long time And the reason i went to india was actually study jameson so i was At the university of ottawa and true the international school for gene studies There's a program that allows international students to come and stayed india for for about a month and just visit different areas and learn about jane. 'isms so i i visited mumbai. We went to delhi varanasi jaipur. Yeah i was really nice tour of northern india. You took a train right. Yes they did he. Did you sleep on the train. We did yeah. We had so when we traveled from them by to delhi we We took an overnight train and they were quite nice. But it's you know a lot of commotion the train like you could feel the movement and but that's like a really neat experience there people selling part of the dvd's probably i. Don't i know right. We don't piracy. I would have been cool. And the picture quality and subtitles. I never goods cool cooling it but while i was there we didn't want to catch a bollywood film. Oh in we were. That was one of the things that was on my list. Like i really wanna see would film in a movie theater in india but instead my my friend and i ended up getting lost in jaipur little we like got to the movie theater too late and then we ended up spending two hours trying to find her way back. Because we you know we were totally lost went to market and then the rickshaw brought us to the movie theater and then we must be realized. We could watch the movie because we were too late. we didn't have the address because see other to win that were with They had the address to the place. We were staying at so my friend and i would just completely got lost. And we asked the rickshaw at drive around. We went back to the marketplace. We sort of tried by memory to remember the roads. And so you're navigating telling the rickshaw driver where we needed to go but we were completely lost and we ended up having to go to an internet and go on the internet. Look at a map of dhec. Were and try and locate different areas. That could possibly be are the place. We were staying at burger. It wasn't a hassle. Somebody who knows we just didn't have the name and We the only marker was this huge mall that was being built so we thought we knew what the mall was called and then we realized that we had the wrong name. That's why the rickshaw drivers getting lost because we kept trying to send him to a place that didn't exist but ultimately we did figure it out so we kind of scoped out. Three potential areas on this map wrote down directions and then asked the rickshaw driver to bring us to these three different locations and luckily the first location didn't end up being the rickshaw dried cost. That's a really good question I think i don't remember that particular ride but you're right. It's like it certainly added up because he was with us for two hours. But i remember. I like i think this like one hundred rupees may be well fifty black. Yeah i can't remember that's fun probably happy to be for two hours. Two hours with a bar showers you pull you. It is not so it was a guy running because running around for how to people. That's a lot of work. Do you know what movie you were trying to go see. No i was happy to see any time. I had no experience for bollywood films at that time. But now you have a lot more experience a little bit more experienced. Thanks to you guys and we made your in her house. Your host. An awesome will when we first met. You told me about bollywood film. That i i believe you watched on the airplane. That's right so that was the first bollywood film that i ever watched. It was called happy love. I think you know what the yeah the. The title is a java prem ki gob connie so it's rambuteau poor and katrina kaif early one for both of them. Yeah earlier an and last time. I checked it was on netflix. I don't know if it still is. I was gonna watch it when when you were out of town. And then i think i got up to something else. I actually slovenia rodas out of town now. But like i haven't been out of town for anything other than this purple longtime. Yeah visas one on the on the airplane or from india. I think it was to india. And i remember it's only forrest. Gump you know. Prem jedi yeah i i thought it was a really endearing film and it was really fun just very light and so i really enjoyed it. Yeah had been open to bollywood film services and we made you watch. Four or five now probably. Yeah i've watched lagaan dil deducted date though which was excellence yet. That's one of our favorites and then the two that we just watch now. I know i've seen a few others can't remember their titles. Showed you height vanni and boy. Oh yeah. Golly boy was excellent. That is such a fun. Film. it's right. And i know you and jeff have watched bollywood films with the to bob who bullying films. Oh yes that was such a fun adventure like the music in bow bellies is excellent and just the musical numbers are amazing in that movie. It seems like a very epic. I don't know that's an accurate. Pick the melhem foam or toll telugu epic twelve. Oh sorry to it's fun. it's an epic. It certainly epic and the most expensive indian films ever made at least at the time. I don't know if it's quite cross more or i don't know salvador of cost more. There's been some other ones since. Try the topic. Yeah i should. I should know this stat but because these things are constantly changing like a snooze one films like we're the highest grossing or another hankering for the most expensive than another phone comes along. It's like we're going to be the most expensive now and so it can be can be hurt. Keep up so. I'm just curious when you first like watched a few bollywood films on the plane and then also with us. What surprised you about bollywood. What you were expecting or is it or the movies different than you expected. Okay i think my expectation of bollywood Is that. there's it's almost like a musical like they're all these saw in dat downs numbers which many of them have and they're so extravagant they're so colorful I really like watching choreograph dances and i find it so inspiring. I just wish i could move like that But that's right actually you. You have actually a taking dance classes. Yeah i wouldn't say. I speak to you into the movies. Tried them or have the stamina to do like that. One take until to talk nato but i've dabbled so that's my expectation or what i had expected And then more recently. I think you guys have really shown me that. That's not always the case. And there's actually quite a bit of variety in these the films that are being produced out of india and i didn't realize how big the industry was like massive leap bigger than hollywood. So i had no idea that there were that many films coming out of india. And that's that's amazing. Like what a huge industry so i see her like never reading out of this watch driven because they're always coming out. We'll just run out of hindi ones l. l. a. movies are for lovers next. Well yeah i mean if we maybe as possible. The last like the last thing. That i i've really enjoyed about the film you have recommended for me is Just how enduring the films can be just beautiful relationship stories. Which i really appreciate. I overheard this weekend that we've been here. I've heard you kind of mumble a couple of times. Sickest yeah so sons-in-law they have different tastes. Yeah for your listeners. I i live in a household with my partner. Jeff your brother aaron and then we have to to need four is Tying piece of they are eighteen and sixteen respectively and now felix is our youngest son. He was born on march sixteenth. Twenty twenty. so he's about six months. So yeah i live in a household full of boys which really limits the genre of movies that The boys like to watch so from cons not so much mean feelings probably like likes the music and the dancing i mean how can you not like. He was watching good news right. You see action in the colors So yeah you're avis limited on nap on what we watch in the house so i love bringing in new new films. Well i met my frequently talk about. How romantic comedies. The bollywood does them so well. They producing some of the best romantic comedies anywhere in the world and the house. There's nora franz. Yeah how. There's just a bigger variety of genera in bollywood. Imagine the film island with an unusual coronas like level actor it doing well in hollywood like i can't contemplate like it would be like ryan reynolds is in a movie about his parents having a kid and it makes four hundred million dollars. Somehow you need like a corky. Indian comedy indie comedy. Yeah like maybe like knocked up. Possibly like john appetite movie. Yeah but those kinda skew more crass at least they did yet. When that came chemo. But like this doesn't happen and indian films can often be very family oriented Not just in their content in that suitable for the whole family but also just kind of in the focus of the characters because family is still very important to indian culture so you can see why these films are sleep. Very focused on family now. We had this idea. And i was kicking myself because you were in town at edmonton to have felix and you re board for a couple of weeks asking me like what movies you should watch and you know we had your dinner a couple times and afterwards i was like why. Why didn't they tell her to watch like seventies bollywood pregnancy movies. And then we recorded. But so i had the idea of rate after felix sport martin and unfortunately because of you know We weren't able to get together to record this sooner. These aren't really movies about you. Know having a baby it's all about the up. Yes that's certainly what i've noticed in the in both films stat. They didn't focus as much attention on the actual birthing processing that whole piece with pretty much removed from the phone lightning. I don't even think that the contractions were really fat believable in a way so they kind of took that whole piece out and you know all of a sudden now. The babies are here make. Your advani has kind of difficult pregnancy. But it's it's not about having a baby. It's about the lita to the event. Money to say but i think a lot of the focus of both of these films is really on. How many true up. They have kind of a for ground. The male perspective. Yeah not entirely out of the ordinary. So i think we can get into hang on sure. Think i'm handling that one. Okay so bad. I hope you're not in two thousand eighteen and it means roughly congratulations. They're good job. That was directed by ravindra sharma whose features a previous film is. Table are a weird right. Yeah i feel like that's so features onion maho tra- neena gupta gives rise row circus decree and shell runner. So this was the ninth highest grosser of eighteen key. Imagine a fell with the subject matter being like into the top ten of the year in north america. While it's like knocked up or look who's talking that kind of movie that anything like that in ten years at least so a little bit more serious in a way So needed for ten film fare awards. One four so gives rise row won best supporting a lot kind of leave He also as as much screen time as its star. Yeah best supporting actress for a circuit. Sikri best actress critics for neena gupta and best dialogue also onto national film awards including my favorite award. The best popular film providing wholesome entertainment. What more do you want. He stuff all time favorite fillmore from the movies for grownups or from the and also wants supporting actress for circus. Sikri So there's a bunch of remakes coming this movie in tamil telugu kinda alley alum and in indonesia version interesting and the sequel coming with russia. Come around bruni car yet really. So someone else's parents. A kid. I that's all i don't know it's the it's in the like almost postmenopausal pregnancy cinematic universe. I mean who knows what it's going to be about We as we were expecting to juliette. My corona has made a surprising number of films about like issues social issues specifically related to like Masculinity from fertility. Yeah rick infertility sexual dysfunctions. So the kiss i found is about him being a sperm donor and then he looks vicky donor which we talked to boat but a year ago and say yeah while ago in our episode He's at a film about like being in. Pretend a sequel. The sequel to that film is a gay romance. He's done this about like you know his parents. Having a kid is wasn't his second movie. I love my curvy wife. Yes yes he lied about about all but just like e learning how to love a chubby penteker and then dream girl where he plays like a man who becomes like a sex a sex phone operator with voice like he had an article fifteen which is pretty rough but it's also social issues. Yeah and and i do that. I guess i can't really say specifics of wind and murders have has he has a very interesting filmography of just kind of. Yeah he's movies to always be around like specific topics and things that you wouldn't expect you know it's like you find in mainstream. Entertainment also is not beholden to having to look like a hero every time. He's often quick petty and his movies like he comes around by the end barely. Keep our feet one where he's kind of an asshole for most of the movie until he figures out like you know this could be okay. So he's he's an interesting star in that he. He doesn't appear to want to look macho or have a completely like wholesome persona separate question. Do you think that this is us. He chooses these types of characters or do you think that he gets tight. Cast for these types of characters maybe started off with vicky donor which kind of puts him on like. I'm the new star. I'm kinda different you anything. And like he hasn't really had a big action movie and even his romantic comedies. Have a little bit of a twist to them so either. He's picking those roles or he's just having them given to him or like he's being shown those movies he must like doing them otherwise he would try something else. He's become such a big box office. Draw to As movies continue to make more and more money so. I think i think to a certain extent. He is kind of crafting this kind of socially progressive a similar sort of for murphy on more on another artsy stuff. But it's interesting. That rush tomorrow is going to be in the sequel to this and booby lineker. The tool it makes sense to yes. She plays out okay. So h macron is a young guy is mid twenties skeleton office job that he works with the us any maho tra something having to do with cellphones. The a cell phone operator. Some sort attack. Something yeah And he's kind of looks like they're making bring presentation. Yeah they're kind of starting relationship together. It's kind of nice Meanwhile his parents Who are you think crazy. I think they're in their sixties. But it's probably more like mid-fifties. Well i just. I think is older than us. He often plays like twenty twenty two too late thirties. And he's playing a guy who is like twenty five. So i just. I can't judge oldest parents are i can't tell anyone is if you look at what the actors ages are but that doesn't necessarily mean what they are in the movie world. I'm just saying it's conceivable that she could be forty five if he's twenty-five but it mathematics and it could happen but she does not look forty five older. You like in her mid fifties sixties. Yeah i agree but were making a medical marvel at right. That would be a little bit too. Too much biologically. Probably but i try crowd. His dad writes great poem and His mom's is sixty one. Which by the way back. Probably my favorite scene reading the poll. So cute seriously. Few times poet in a movie is good. Yeah you hey poets. Yeah sure he is a strong word but Yeah so that's unique obtain guys row plays parents and Yeah fourteen weeks later. I think fifteen weeks later they find out that. Oh she's painting all the time and feel sick whoops new baby on the way and wouldn't you not a h micron. It's not happy. He's causes quite Scandal has a real crisis crisis of conscience most signified by drinking whiskey on a dock with a bunch of birds flying around. That's pretty funny getting really mad really. It's not it doesn't really have anything to do with him. But he's really worried about what other people are gonna think because people are quite gossipy in this movie yeah. There is a lot of stigma around her having another baby at such a late age. You know people putting a lot of blame on on them see. How could they let this bourbon. Why why did you do this. And it's like know also and the issue in the film almost seems to be that there's some sort of perception that older people shouldn't be having sex pitches absolutely ridiculous like it's almost like everyone in the film is judging them because clearly there's still like getting it on in the bedroom which is just like. Wouldn't you still want to get a not in the bedroom with your partner of decades. His little brother also flashes back to stealing a contract. This is like no early. My agent actually use it either so yeah then the whole family. They all kind of run into problems having to do with this like Essentially the sons don't really want to have anything to do with their parents. For a while they ditch out on going to a family wedding this embarrasses their parents and send him a ho tra- says mother she's a widow and she's quite well off. Actually the coach shakes the family. They're not super off. They live in one little apartment slash. She's like what could you expect from people like that. They're obviously going to get into trouble all the time. And he hears that he kind of gets mad at her and then breaks off that relationship and it basically they all end. The grandma grandma is probably the funny movie. She's constantly throwing jokes and you know getting up people's grills about it but really if the gramma and the two sons and eventually signing mahotas mother all kind of have to come to terms with like you know what. There's worse things that can. This is nice. They would still love each a kid. And then i'm not gonna rule happens but a kid is involved. Yeah it's a really kinda think straightforward fell. That's like a family drama where everyone gets embarrassed by the situation but ultimately this is a happy thing. Yeah of course i mean they. They're bringing new life into the world and and that's something to celebrate So it is kind of interesting. How everyone around feels that stigma and has to get over that One thing i wanted to save at the parents. Oh my gosh so cute. They are so cute. It's you you look at them. Onscreen or i look at them. Onscreen and i think wow. I hope i have a relationship like this with. Just when we're at their age you know in the next decade two decades nearing end of life. They just have such a supportive and beautiful relationship The seen that comes to mind is when they're at the wedding and The father looks down. Oh have this kind of secret. snorts communication. There's just another. it's very sweet. Well and i really liked the neena. Gupta is never kind of dressed up to be like like a hot mom like like a mill for something like they're very they're their age appropriate and like it's clear that like they just have tenderness for one another love when tober look yet but it's very clear it's very clear when he looks at her that he thinks she's the most beautiful beautiful woman in the room and i think a lesser film would try and make her out to be like more of a mill type character. You know and so. I honestly doesn't talk much. Like she's mostly reacting to people saying stuff about her and getting embarrassed and there isn't like a big speech like so what i had a kid. You need kids to survive. Otherwise there wouldn't be any people. She doesn't come with anything like that. It's just more like everyone coming to terms with it and then supporting her by the grandma gets speed. The grandma gets speech. Yeah i was just going to say that. It looks like she's really focusing on her pregnancy experience because it doesn't look like it's a very easy experience for her. It looks like it was a hard. It's a hard pregnancy that she's going through and it seems like she's just kind of focusing her energy on just living through this moments getting through the pregnancy and sort of dealing with Yet with everybody around her this kind of putting her down and the company was moving mostly consideration current sort of embarrassing situations which is what he does best. Well yeah i just like. I mean they take that comedy of like kids not wanting to maybe admit that their parents have had sex like otherwise held doom. They what looks like a two bedroom. Yeah like otherwise. How else would you be here if your parents haven't had sex but that's always like like that. Like kids are always uncomfortable by either that or teenagers like oh. I don't want about like my parents and the that like kind of like the joke of the whole movie is cross. This just has to like. Because i think that's really you know it doesn't even seem like people it's not like they're judging the baby. They're judging that the baby's even older people who've have are getting it on. The baby isn't really an issue really like no one's going to say. Hey we don't like babies. Yeah and i was surprised at how open and straightforward. They were about the idea of abortion both movies. Yeah he's the i at that as well. it was interesting that that was an option that was on the table that was brought up and people seem to judge her for not for not out. Truce mother definitely does. Yeah which. I think like an individual be the other way round like how could you even think of him abortion well in that. I didn't find like that the film was trying to push some sort of pro-life message by showing that that option was on the table. It was more rains year in like probably like more socially Applicable way of doing. It would have been a lot easier for them to have done headed abortion. Really it's interesting like makes me realize like it's this. Issue of abortion is such a contentious issue in canada. the united states's he knows part of all political party platforms. And it just like there's so much discussion over this. I wonder if it's is contentious in india. Big femicide issue. So that's kind of a problem. In india but there is a film running shaheed running shoddy running shoddy with taps patio where early on in the film She needs to get an abortion and the kind of romantic lead like helps her out and then it just kind of like a non issue for the rest of the film. And i kind of like. Oh that like seemed really progressive and really Like i was really impressed by that to see the film though. Yeah and then later on. There's a twist where the doctor like runs into her father was like. Oh you should know that. Your daughter had an abortion. That was like what is that ends up being so much for doctor-patient that ends up being a plot pipe. But that's one of the only other films that i can think of that. We've seen that has the subject matter. Don't sort of like already stuff. Like i could see an annual cash movie mentioning but it's not never like a big clock. Point is honestly fairly rare and it wasn't really a big plus point. No no this is not even mentioned in most I like the cinematography in this a lot out. Good news when you get to that. It's actually just kind very blankly. Shot like every scene is led the same way and everything just looks present this. There's a lot of sort of there's texture texture. There's different kinds of light different. Diffusion through different kinds of fabrics on windows and stuff They put a bunch of lights over their house to celebrate kind of a baby shower type thing and that lends a nice look to it so lots of driving around at night scenes. It's just very visually interesting to watch good news. Every seamless birds in the snow bird entry. I'm not sure. I know what it means. But there's a lot and they do a really good job of kind of establishing the community that they live in just kind of this The colony that they're in because i think there's social within the colony is very important to d- embarrassment. They're that they're feeling so they kind of do a good job of fleshing out kind of like where they're living. The set design is fantastic. Guy who lives one floor above them and like the next rover who's always like yelling. Like hey way to go. You know the kid or like. Hey what's up. So he's the you get the sense. Lots of busybody neighbors who to get over their business and the apartment that they're an like it feels suitably cramped like it doesn't seem like a it feels like people with their. He probably should already. Yeah well when he gets married to send you a halter. Yeah who we should talk about. she's fantastic. I wish she was in more movies. She's she's like. The mario dukan gonna run woods. Worry you she has. She has the same kind of nice curly hair but is good. We were playing doctor. Mario but she's she's like the good version. Is that what you want me to say. you know. i feel like that's potentially fair did any of the performances to go to jillian. Well i agree with all of the warriors. It makes a lot of sense to me that there have been so many awards or nominations and offer the acting. Because i thought that all of the actors did a really amazing job the actor who played the father gashed row. Oh i thought he was really excellent with his coke bottle glasses. And he's kind of like bugging out. Is i think he's very good at being the out of touch father. There's that scene where he's giving the the mango. Yeah so you can tell that. There's just a difference here. He's a little out of touch now. Coolest just looking at him and saying like giving him the the the stair of like what are you doing. That's how children for you. Yeah you're exactly. He's he's embarrassing a little bit but he's also tender and loving and in that The i just think that he's entire character was very well done. So complete one eighty two next movie with fish macron where he plays scientists who invented a new kind of cauliflower and then also doesn't want to know that his son is gay runner with his just like okay Ignore this try. Break up my son asia across the so. Yeah he's also kind of out of touch on that one too. He's more mean yeah. I've made gobi muhtar for us the other night while we were here in jasper and i bought purple cauliflower and as i was like cooking it i thought of the black the such weird he invents black colleague cauliflower and everyone in the village is really mad at him and we i don't know if the subtitles really indicated why the they don't like the blackhawks but continually hooking it over the fence into their house. We talked about that movie in our ramp up service of course into that one. Yeah but i wonder. I confusion over the black clay bar. I liked this movie going back to some of the performances. I think it's fantastic. That record secre got tool awards for this. You know the national amore. And the word for best supporting actress and she's she's fantastic innis. But that's i think it could be an easy performance and immediately character to kind of overlook when it comes to award ceremonies. Because she's you know she's an aging grandmother But she really is kind of like. I think you could see her. You and you could see her thinking through heaven about-face face by the end. Yeah like her arc throughout the film of her kind of like at first judging her daughter-in-law to daughter she's making fun of her. She's saying you're lazy and then turning around and embracing her like it really is the ark of the film kind of her character. Arc israeli the trajectory that the phone goes on and she just i mean she gets some of the best lines so you can see why she would signaled out but i do. I don't know her her winning these awards or one of the reasons why i continue to like awards no matter how much people told me that they're silly so too personal but having a kid. Is it like this where everyone had suddenly filtered opinion about you. I when saying opinion about you. But i definitely think that everyone wants to get involved to a certain point. I'll admit that. I found a pretty overwhelming. Just the amount of people that are reaching out protecting me so all. Yeah huge There's like you can't even list. Every person related to especially leading up to labor and birth. People are texting zing. You are labor yet. Leery like well anyway on like one is contraction niagara be. I mean it comes from a good place. Everyone means well but it's the volume of people that are concerned and reaching out that becomes kind of overwhelming. So i did at some point had to take a break and gain feels. Everyone's getting in her business. Does that make sense you in a way. It does seem like maybe nicer enough. Yes peadar definitely nicer about it and people want to help people want to be there for you and people also want you. Don't see the baby as soon as the baby is born. So there's just so much interest especially when it's your first. I don't know if it's as exciting when the second baby comes along lake. Perhaps yeah exactly. Yeah but i did. I found it to be a lot but in a good way to it was an exciting time for an exciting time. And i guess it was particularly exciting for for me and for felix because She looks like said was born in march and not was right when the pandemic started. So i think you know berta. We had a state of emergency declared march seventeen when we all went into lockdown and had to stay home and things refusing and the big one was that protocols in hospitals changing so we were very lucky because our plan was to deliver in a birth centre and i had a midwife that was going to help me with that she had hired a midwife so we were able to avoid the hospital. Which at that particular. Time is exactly deep where i needed to be. That was the most comfortable place to deliver felix I think that same week they in hospitals. They started cutting down the number of people that could be present. That could assist. In my case. I had jeff and i also had a dula That was assisting those coaching me through my contractions and coaching me through Labor and delivery. And had i delivered at hospital. I would have had to make a decision. Would just be my assistant. My partner more would do love. The person that assisted me through. This never wanted to be wearing hazmat uniforms and everything totally So it's i'm very very grateful that we were able to deliver at the press center. Because i don't that would have been very difficult to have to pick. Well they're coming down on elective surgeries and all kinds of stuff like we're keeping everything as much stuff as open as we can kiss. We need rooms for pandemic people responsible zooming thing that happened all year right. I think of anything else. that's good. This happened all your head. A million lisbon the good thing certainly Yesterday my life you know. It's it's a funny very funny time because the pandemic has caused a lot of hardship in in all of our lives and it's been a struggle. It's been difficult and long But at the same time my son was born reagan midst of this pandemic so the last few months have been a huge blessing Having a baby other than delivering at the hospital and the birthing process the postpartum phase cap. It's not the worst thing to be doing during a pandemic. Because you you know like i wanted to be home. I wanted to be hunkered down. I didn't want to go out and didn't want to go to grocery stores. I didn't act. It was kind of nice not to have that many visitors It's sad that my parents couldn't come out and your parents can come out either. It took us a while before we could introduce them to felix but there is a silver lining in that that was that we jeff ni- and we were really able to focus on Learning to take care of felix send in getting to know him more personally without sort of everybody around I do find the birth are big family events and that can be like i said earlier it can be very overwhelming because everyone wants to be involved in this case nobody hood it was a fourth thing like nobody could be involved so it was very weird experience and one of the reasons why we wanted to discuss this film aside from the fact that we was so. I'm critically acclaimed. And we had seen her before. I knew that it was quite a sweet and touching film but also because My oldest nephew jessica's decide There's eighteen years between him and felix now he s youngest brother and so i just kind of thought that element of just kind of having a large age gap with your siblings. There's ten years between jeff night. So that's something i'm familiar with. Eighteen didn't watch this one he wants. Or as we see in the lakers. Slick good twenty twenty five year age gap sooner So we asked thai know whether he was embarrassed or or what he thought about. Having a baby brother at at eighteen just said he wanted to assist her to which. Interestingly i mean i don't wanna ruin things but in the film they've they do have a girl yeah yeah. He said he was confusing. Who's confused. He didn't he didn't know that we were thinking of having other kids so surprise these times basically he doesn't okay so i think we're ready for sure so for interval we are listening to Kind of a funny song. It's called the very fun energetic. Yeah suba it's really just like an infomercial for good. Somebody's good news. Wonder if they just like had product place anyway zuma so that the this episode of bollywood is for lovers is brought to you by the well endowed. Podcast well endowed. 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You're out of shape we were. I was nothing puffing bear with me. It's tough we've been sitting desert for six months straight. Yeah in my house. Like i and maybe walk two hundred steps. A day by knees are doing better now. But i was. I was feel it. Well maybe maybe we'll try something butts on point who it seems like all you need is a little step can using velour jumpsuit. Yeah that's important. I don't know if it's the fact that the like the early two thousand fascist coming back which on one hand seems poorly juicy couture but on the other hand i was like brilliant to these jumpsuits. We're one look really comfortable next color. And they like had their names on them in ryan students in the bag. Not but you're more fashionable fashionable sing all day long. You can wonder if whatever you want. I guess that's just where voltage ocean going to have to tell you we did Twitter poll to ask her listeners. Which pregnancy feels we should show you a included. Good news at us alumna state which i explained to matt. I haven't seen it either. Have that from what i was reading. It was like a bollywood version of nine months and based on. How matt's eyebrows. That like when up is very clear. He thought i meant nine and a half weeks reluctant to receive film so that i won the pole which is great because leroy film your thank you to your audience because it was an excellent. I really appreciated it. Great but people ask me. If i hated you because i don't think this is a good reputation even though i thought it was fun twitter things. It's absolutely horrible. Like i do see river coming from. It's a very broad silly comedy. You it was actually with this movie. That kind of the idea first came to me partly because i saw Pop up on amazon prime kind of like great after you had felix. And that's why i was like a light. Isn't that right. We like to watch these if he gets it. Like record an episode about this when you were bored progress labor. You know i heard that if you if you watch movies about pregnancy and the in babies i was actually watching like this little mini documentary series on that flicks about babies in hopes that this would serve. Get things going one where it's like. Here's a baby. Who was mongolia. Here's a baby who lives in. San francisco reveal cabbies right. Those won't vote dogs too. I heard that babies when it's very good well. They were looking at development the development of babies of different stage okay and felix hoppe damn ready at me dice. This though in the film that she does. The baby related the truth at some point. Actually kumar criticizes for watching. Baby's day out to she says like trying to surround myself up like images of baby so we have a movie about a baby like getting into various like looney tunes inspired dangerous situations. Yeah it's it's not. The baby is in mortal peril almost entirely three movie. You should probably not watch babies. Yeah like a baby getting lifted up on an ibm on top of a skyscraper or a baby light falling on a balloon and like the baby has a very big day out. but it's very dangerous. I just want to set the record. Straight the juliette. I do not hate you for asking you to watch this film. And i was well aware that it wasn't the best in the world but i thought it would be entertaining. I thought it would be a fun experience and it was. It was definitely silly. Is that what you would call slapstick with. Actually talking to yeah. I didn't think he would sit still for it. And i don't think tied has ever seen a bollywood film before could be. I want so weird. Start off i know. He seemed like sometime millionaire and gandhi. That don't think like anything talked to a lot of. Actually that's the movie. He seat about. India related movies. It's good news at gandhi fair. He was aware that is not a volleyball like that. Any of the banking's part india too. Yeah that's interesting. But this is the center of his movies that he's seen relating to india good news and what. I think i could appreciate if like a marvel superhero bollywood version of that. We watch the chrish movies. Yeah we were. We were reminded where he lives and then the other ones are like super hero action. Yeah yeah so good. News came at in twenty nine thousand nine directed by raj mata starring. Actually kumar ripon. Till she shash kira and dylan it was using hussein house just like i always liked him in movies. Why because he was like playing a nice guy actually a bit. More medicine yeah screw. It was the sixth highest grossing. Bollywood film of twenty nine thousand nine though the list of looking at included at number two which was the hindi dub potentially but not yet in film. So i we can say. Get your next anonymous list. Aaron was looking at wikipedia together. Wicked pedia sauces if anyone kennedy you. The plot of this film is really straight for it. It's a very broad comedy Chronicle floor and actually humor kind of a upper middle class couples. Actually pretty wealthy eufor critic were really wants a baby chick commodity volkswagen sales. He's a car salesman. She's popular columnists and journalists pretentiously a bit like twinkle khanna actually kumar's i l. wife and she really wants a baby and some. She's kind of after akshay kumar to like get down to business. All the time ovulating they can have a virtual. Yeah that was interesting to see. i'm then serve. Deny his wife says her. Yeah that i thought was soup. Like very different than what i've seen in Like hollywood comedies. And i found that very like. I don't know what you guys think of that. But i'm sure there's a sitcom i've seen where it's like adrenaline. Which one but there was one like the woman wants a baby and the guys just trying to trying to try and it's a huge pain. The actually reminds me a lot of the like charlotte and trey macdougal arc of sex city you know. I'm sure seeing at one other movie hardward baby and she cried like he really wants to give up on and they want to try the episode where we go and fill yes so eventually warm and action. Kumar go to see for tila. Dr start to play your ideal to say hussein and start to explore the idea of ivf and decided to take their chances and and see if this thing that will work because They they have some portability issues however is told wants his swimmers into her atmosphere. They just give up. Yes yeah spins that. I kept laughing every single time. How reference to monty python interesting. That's what dvd interview so however they have the same last name is another couple who are also getting. I played by till schanche and kiara advani and they are much more like flashy punjabis. There's good yes they're also. I think fantastically wealthy. You see where you see botrous paradise which is there because his parents house and it's like a mansion. Yeah and they're able to just not go to work for a year and just annoy superstars. Is that where the. That's a good question in class. And i don't know i don't think that teaching teach pas but there's no way that that's the main source of their income. I think they're just wealthy landowners job. Yeah yeah and they're decked out in velour and rhinestones bright colors and unfortunately or i guess fortunately this supply of the clinic. Mix up. this mixes up akshay kumar dishonors sperm which so carina spammed. Yeah every time. I don't know that's funny is having a baby that is her egg and sperm and carry advani has actually kumar's sperm with her egg. And so you know hijinks ensue. And the two couples who have different kind of they come from different classes and have different. Perspectives are then kind of forced to confront this situation of you. Know what if someone else is pregnant with your child and bushes completely off the table for Does you tucson. And care. Have i but i do think about like pretty hard. Actually yeah and actually like is pretty insistent that she's going to do it. That's his choice. Yeah but she's never been bringing before this is the one that's working and that after years of trying to get pregnant. She finally does. She doesn't she can't she. Doesn't know if it's going to happen. Yeah and so. I think that's presented really the. I think that's very humid in the way it's presented because like you can see how god this mix up his happened and she's not actually pregnant with her husband's child but she's finally gotten pregnant. How does she. How does she give up that. And so neither couple aborts the babies even though the clinic is like okay. We're going to lake. Make sure we'll make your we'll take care of. This will make sure. They don't think that they actually both decide to have their child's and the course of the film does not cure. Advani tried to like impose themselves on actually kumar and kapoor. His spur span is doing good. Yeah i they're not like they're very adversarial towards the apartment above them but over the course of the film the two couples kind of come together do understand what some people are saying about like the print. You're asked why would you know that doctor that you let the they up themselves to not be good at their jobs behind which you go into that clinton any like it is legal contract to eight is cringe at times and there is an aspect of the way that g schanche like really wants to make sure that corinna kapoor doesn't abort the baby that feels kind of like forcing her to follow through with the pregnancy but she's also showed us wanting to follow through with herself eventually kind of he's disinterested in caravans kid. You not like he's like okay so weird thing that happened. But i want to be in this kid's life. He feels pretty disconnected. I think from both both kids. Yeah high. That's right coping mechanism So i do have to say. I'd like the pairing of koranic for and actually kumar. It's age appropriate. And he's got a little like salt and pepper hair extreme. Don't use your on cure advice. You pretty close. Tell to talking about this again. This is not a typical twenty fifth year. Old romance actually mark frequently will like play in movies opposite twenty girls. Oh yeah. that's a bit of a gap. Yeah but i mean. I think Pours character had to be Older because there is that time element to rate like she is feeling like. She's running out of time to have this baby and so she needed to be an older woman that would never work with a twenty twenty year old. Rarely no care. I've only problems just infotel problem because we know that honey assange he is sooners are doing pretty good. I think restructure pool. That's maybe not a cure that's true. Yeah yeah it'd be the same problem. Yeah we don't know just incompatible entirely. What the issues are but we do know that. Cure advani has had a number of miscarriages. Yeah and so. She's very quick to embrace the baby even though she knows it's not technically hayes. She kind of like gossip over that. Like i totally admit. There are some problematic aspects about this film and i think it is the the way that discusses abortion. And does she. Sean just kind of fear of cream of korenica kapoor's fetus. Like what she's going to do it. And wanting to impose themselves on this couple so that they don't aboard it away like it's problematic because it's saying that like that you know her body to right however despite you know. I'm aware of these problematic aspects of this phone but the state that i think it's kind of endearing i don't know it's silly but i enjoy it like when i actually kamar goes to the clinic to donate his sperm alert. That was a really hilarious to vicky donor because that entire movie and just like eager guy finger guys girl anyway off very apprehensive when he goes into that that clinic room. And then yeah. You're right when you can you tell something or return. Can you get her on the line instead. He he has the hots for his wife. Who's also doctor. It's i mean the flashy javi people stereotype. You do see fairly often. But i always like that too like in the fall so waka. He's great at it but also was apparently to chopper laser ricky ball. That's just kind of a fun sort of family environment to see. I'm just happy to see it. I don't want to make movies these you so you might be a little tired of it. But i think that's that's just a fun character archetype. Maybe it's a little stereotypical of me. I don't know button. you don't see it that often in hindi films released but like the nouveau riche. Gauche thing same way. That cindy's are portrayed in dr things as much as it is silly like the snicks. I do. Think that the process of iv dust present all kinds of new fertility possibilities and even local league. We have you women in jasper in town. Who have gone chew. I the f. Having children and there's one woman who actually has two kids There a recent in. It's neat because what happened to her was after few miscarriages in sheaves and had a stillbirth Maybe two years ago so she then went to via and she and her husband you know thus their surrogate got pregnant and then she got to later a weekly. that's she was pregnant and for whatever reason this one worked its so what happened was a few months ago. The surrogate delivered a girl. I think and then a week later. She delivered a boy. Wow you said those are moon. Twins calming twins because they're both born under the scene move and it is still the same genetic material i it's just being implanted in their surrogate beautiful story but also more than they expected to. You basically twins yeah. They didn't think they were going to have more than one. And then surprise do And i think twins are kind of likely with ivf and yes walmart when one of my sisters had twins against. And it's insane. How many people will ask her if they were natural which is asking her if she had. Ibs works yeah. it's it's the stupidest question because invasive face. Id like you know what is it to them. What is a natural baby and also like you're implying that there are natural and unnatural traits. Do you not pastoral busy and angel baby deeply. What'd you get like. It says it's so like i said these people being cured people are curious are the and we were just talking with bad. Hi ho everyone wants to be involved. You know that there are some things that like. Maybe you should not ask. People are not close. They'll they'll tell you if it's important. Oh yeah of sensitivity. Around around fertility of these chronic of course character. I'm sure well. She was getting asked constantly when she went to the wedding. Were like wins the baby where to get good news and that pressure alone is going to make that process harder for her because she's feeling the pressure she's getting stressed out. Her body is not opening. You know responsive to this. It's not the ideal way of of bringing life into the world. It's not the right barely. Have to deal with never been asked about this month. Ever asks when we're getting married or ever asks you if we can they always ask me. It's not the right term. But it's kind of chauvinism between women about like. Oh this lady. She can make babies like no one has no problem whatsoever bam bam bam and then other ones have a lot of trouble and have to do like. Is that a kind of undercurrent to this movie too. Yeah i mean. I think it was That's part of the student then. Ridiculousness of the film. Because i think it definitely takes it out like it's on the pretty extreme end of the spectrum but i think the way that kapoor is reacting to fertility issues is is kind of extreme and like you know the the phone call very soon get here now. This is the day that we have to have sex multiple times like. It's it seems ridiculous but i think that there are some women that are probably there if you have dried for five years and you haven't had a baby it probably can get to that point. Get y'all send. You can have them no problem. Yes i think it hurts. I you get asked a oh well. Why are you have any babies. Yeah i think it's a little bit of an insensitive question it and you know people don't mean it but what happens. Is that for the woman who's been trying for five years like sh that's frustrating for her. Yeah i mean like this is where the comedy comes from an an and it's very broad but it takes this situation that couples potentially find themselves in dealing with infertility issues. And then just like you know expensive to something. So that isn't very very silly. And you know i do think it works because there are some genuine human emotions at the center of this film and these things that these couples are going through. You know when cure advani taxidermists carriages and talks about how difficult all of this has been for her. You know up until that point Stereotype anything in that moment. You really start to care for her. Has not care her at all. Yeah and who's this weird adding the design. You actually do kind of start to care about these people again. It's it silly. It has some problematic aspects to the film but i think the performances are actually really strong. Which is what carries it for me at least this deal saints clinic and and this is where i have to ask you matt especially how you felt about kira advani's performance because up until this point. We've only really seen her in like cab. You're saying she has that really small role in. She's in ghost stories. But like caviar things the big one and the ad. We hate this movie. remember saying us. She's day to get to more. These guys go suck. No no. she's she's her caretakers feeling dormant the whole movie and she just really joshua's cry so yes she's funny. I more comedies. I was really excited to sierra this. Because i was like oh she actually has like a personality. I think it's actually really really funny. Really cute i would lean her inmarsat team up with macron for another sort of like off. Kilter adventure yeah. I'm not sure what she's doing next. I guess i should look at actually think she's doing more staff with with actually kumar. Oh sure so. I mean he likes to find kind of co stars and use them for all kinds of things. He has a little bit of a stable himself because she's going to be in me bomb okay. He's he's he's got his own production company. I think it's cape good film. So he's probably the being instigator behind this movie. I would say yeah because he does try to get or three movies here too. And there's like there's an aspect of it that kind of feels again like the Character is supposed to be twinkle khanna. Yeah okay maybe. It was tougher for them could be. Maybe it's a personal thing to show sure. We're all speculating. I will say. This movie was kind of glamorous like that house they live in a beautiful home like the designer furniture is gorgeous. They say well off that coffee table for my kia. I've thought about getting up for our place many times. Yes this is one of those things. That's like a second or something where you're watching friends like. There's no way that they could afford that. Gigantic apartment in manhattan also. Not very baby safe. Maybe they tried for a bit. And then we'll we'll cross forget to get rid of all these corners on things metal furniture and aaron. What do you think of the fashion in this still. Oh my god everything that actually kumar whereas is a wild. You got some pretty good fits. I think yeah. Current import looks amazing. Show is always does and she frequently like fashion when it comes to come to her roles especially in something like verdi wedding. This feels similar I really love the flashy stuff that tells you just and carry. I'd bonnier where i think. It's a good jacksonville way. Delivered expensive would actually considering versus. Yeah designer well. What more avangard designer stuff. That she komo's go. Yeah but it does feel like like a fashion stylist has come in and decided what actually kumar's wearing it does not feel or get actress risk. No i don't think so ever call pieces. But i'd like no way that that volkswagen salesmen would like pick these things like. I do believe that she would pick out the critic for would pick out a lot of stuff. She's wearing and design department that way but his clothes vitally fantasy. Maybe she buys those clothes like your stuck by from the fashion magazine. I work i dunno. Try to see what happens. Yeah yeah i. I would wear a lot of the stuff. He's got the good staff but yeah like it's just. It's a little ridiculous. I don't know if i'd reports the digital but the whole the whole ridiculous kind of like from the premise again. like everything is just. It's big and bold odd. And i think if you can get on that wavelength in maybe knowledge of the problematic aspects in certain points of the plot acknowledged not. Don't give them a pass by any means like there. There's moments instilling few very success. And like i said. I think tells us this. Is this like him. Wanting to control critical person body is not great. But i do think that like it has kind of sound sweet moment and it is funny. I thought it was funny. You should of like how i took it. It's a goofy film. I'm not going to read too much into it. Tar last a guy who's never watched a bollywood movies life and does not seem the type to enjoy. Romantic comedies will pregnancy. He was laughing. Yeah that's true. We should talk very quickly about some of the music from both of these films. So you picked the songs ziemba. But what did you think of the other songs and the dance sequences from both of them. I guess i've noticed in a lot of these stills that there's this like really fun dance number at the end of the film in both films that i really love the one at the end of bad. Hi ho and she realized that she has not a skirt its pants. I'll tell you. I've seen a couple times over and we got. This is pants amazing. I did like that number very much. It's really fun especially it gets the whole fan. We both have good winning songs. As i recall. It's like Like a festival song and the peanut festival new. I wonder all the peanuts for about marvez. Peanut festival that is a festival. Laurie i believe it was or pre. The peanuts is actually the nickname that we gave felix while he was in the womb. So when i saw the peanuts i wondered. if that's what i was thinking assume waveland a peanut. That's laurie which is a job. He festival celebrating like harvest so bonfires and peanuts and corn. Gordon are involved peanuts popcorn swamp. Yeah it is fine. And i like i i think that's on a remix of an action. Coomer like putting red skirt critical for looks amazing in that scene. I think i wouldn't say either of these films have like really stand out like bangers But the music is fine in both of them and moves you through. Yeah yeah serves the purpose. That standings are nice anything else. We have to say about good news or bad high or about the way. Pregnancy is depicted in movies. Well maybe less dot is that. I the s i think is not necessarily accessible to everyone is i think that the fact that both couples were very wealthy and good news. It made me wonder like yup here. You have to wealthy couples that can afford. This process died. That's not something that everyone can afford. The does not really go into the class. Sense is more like rich versus like gauche re hatcher clash but not really a class. Distinction rosen bella ho. They're not well off. No the mother of some kind of s will ya. And i think that's why that who is a little more relatable because Yeah they they weren't cpa rich well off people that could you know afford anything. I even in the way that their house Like the house that they lived in for me. And that's something that i can relate to more than two superwealthy couples sites you know can can afford all that designer furniture and designer clothes and But having said infertility is an issue that can affect anybody depending. It doesn't matter you know not depending class so it does matter how wealthy you are. It's still problem it kissel be problem. actually commercial smoke weed and more movies that our very seem fairly realistic to he was killing about stuff and yet just having certain phrases over the train curves some stress. I guess but not the best time when you're about to sign legal documents. I felt for him. You know he. He didn't feel very connected to either the babies. I think that's actually a normal feeling for spouses. They're not carrying the child. They aren't living that experience day to day. So it's very easy to see how he was disconnected. How he didn't feel a connection even more so because he wasn't his spam. But i experienced that myself a little bit. You know it's quake different when you are experiencing the baby inside and then when the baby comes comes into the world it's just like such a different way of connecting breathe even tells them that at one point you did. Your new went back to work. Meanwhile stuck doing this for nine months of quiet. She matt support noted him. She's not even for most of the movies. That's kind of understandable Yeah i will say both of these films like expect a little kind of suspension of disbelief about like the medical list of it. All of course But i think bad hell again even though we're like. Is it realistic. That this age would accidentally josh even include does happen. But i think it's easier to suspend disbelief because of how naturalistic so much of the film. Feel and how honest it feels it just it because again. We're not talking about super wealthy people like it's more relatable even if yes you might have to suspend your belief do certain extent it. You're right it does happen. I keep pointing out the rachel vice has baby at fifty. She's more of the critic poor camp than Yeah but i mean if it can happen to rachel nice if you could happen to you hopefully not you but thank you guys coming on. And for your expertise yeah cherry. You're so much experience and open to these two comedies. I enjoyed both good for different reasons. They were very different. Felons than thanks your audience for for picking them for me well again. Some people think i hate you for making was very humorous. Really fun yeah. I also think. I had a good sense that you would be a good sport. Worst indie comedy. I've ever seen. Yeah fun yet. Yeah again like i said. There are some problematic upset. There's a problematic aspects in. You know like women's agency with their bodies at some points in the film. But i'm are from your own. Nfl yeah so. I'm kinda willing to look at in that. It's maybe it it makes sense with that character with a good place in your also not supposed to with within. I've question to like. Is it bringing it up less as a statement but more of like. Here's this hypothetical scenario is how these two men are reviewing their sperm in these bodies. Because that's the thing is like as you were talking about actually comers very detached and does shawn is not and so again. It's such exhibition between the two of them. But i think matt hit the nail on the head like why it doesn't do bug me. It's because it's it's character basis released about that character. 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#302 Justin Herbert vs Drew Lock, Mike Zimmers Win & The 49ers

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31:57 min | 5 months ago

#302 Justin Herbert vs Drew Lock, Mike Zimmers Win & The 49ers

"Oh my goodness. Good morning. Good afternoon. Whatever it is for you. I hope you're having a fantastic day. My name is Zach shomler. This is strong opinion Sports episode 302 again. I hope you're doing very very well. I this morning I walked up walked up. I woke up. I watched the Seahawks by the 49ers. I watched the Packers play the Vikings, but I want to start today by talking about two young quarterbacks. So in case you don't know on Sunday, the Denver Broncos beat the LA Chargers 31, 2:30 and a girl goes are now three and for the Chargers are now two and five. This was a really really fun game. You know, I would call it the Battle of two young quarterbacks Drew lock against Jersey in Herbert. Both guys are very talented, but they're also very young. They're still growing mistakes were made now the charges were up 24 to 3. And then the Broncos really powered back and got back into the game and Broncos quarterback Drew lock had three touchdowns. All of them were in the second half and Drew really got better as the game went on got more and more comfortable made some really good throws in the second half. And you know, I guess first of all Drew was far from perfect, you know, he had an interception that we'll talk about later. I'm going to compare an interception Drew lock had to an interception Justin Herbert iPad and talk about the Nuance of how not every interception is made equally but relaxed showed a lot of poison the second half and by the way when I say this was a great game that's really was truly off a great game. It literally came down to the final second first-and-goal. I'm not kidding 1 second left on the clock and Denver scored on the final play. They kicked the extra point Thursday, 1:31, 2:30, Denver needed some help. I guess, you know, there was a fourth and for where they got a pass interference call that helped them keep their Drive alive, but as a whole I walked away from this game feeling really good about Drew lock. And by the way, when I said when I praise Drew locked a lot of people struggle with this, I'm praising Drew lock doesn't take anything away from Justin Herbert people really strong. With just because I'm praising Drew lock. I'm not comparing them if they both did very well. I walked away feeling like man. We have the Chargers and the Broncos and they both have found their franchise quarterback. How good does that feel and I hope we get a lot of battles like this for years and years to come between the Chargers and the Broncos and they just trade winds and they traded touchdowns and blows and it's really really fun. And really that's interesting. Now. I also walked away from this game very very happy for the Broncos offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur if you remember he got fired by the young giant he was the Giants head coach and then the process of getting fired. He actually upgraded at quarterback. He upgraded from Daniel Jones to Drew lock who is you know, drug is more talented and Drew lock has this air of confidence and that's this I would call like a cool air of confidence where he just says chill he's relaxed. He's very poised. And it was interesting the Broncos got the ball, you know down six points First and Ten two minutes and 24 seconds left in the fourth quarter on your own 19-yard line. Meaning they had to drive 81 yards and 2 minutes and they needed a touchdown now Drew lock I would call that a high pressure situation. I don't know about you but Drew lock was totally fine. He was literally life doing this dance and dancing right before the drive started and I think it dancing like that is part of how Drew lock kept his nerves and check and kept himself calm his mind calm down that moment but no matter how he does it. I really love the Drew lock was poised and comfortable and calm at a high pressure situation. I also love the way that Drew lock was aggressively targeting Jerry jeudy the Broncos rookie receiver. Now the only connected four times Jerry jeudy had four catches for 73 yards, but he was targeted 10 times meeting get through the ball of the Jerry jeudy dead. 10 times I like that and in spite of the fact that you know, they only connected four times in this game. I think it's just kind of keep targeting Jerry jeudy keep feeding the Beast. I think he's actually in the conversation may be as the best rookie receiver in 2020. And I also walked away from this game feeling sad that Courtland sudden isn't healthy right now. Remember Courtland Sutton tore his ACL has other top receiver and it's sad because the Broncos are missing out on a year of building Chemistry Between Courtland Sutton and Drew lock. It's disappointing. It's too bad feels like a missed opportunity. Now I Want To Praise one more thing. Denver's offense did not do a lot in the first half. They really you know as 14 to 3 at halftime Denver. Only scored 3 points, but what I did like what was good is that in spite of the fact that they weren't scoring and they weren't there wasn't a lot happening at the very minimum. They also weren't turning the ball over and sometimes you just get beat. There are times where the defense wins and they make a good call or they make a good play found what you can't do as a recorder back in as an offense is compound a loss you get beat but don't compound the loss with a mistake and there's a moment. I loved where Drew lock, you know with mom threw the ball away and I went. Okay, like I knew that going into the game. I knew the score when I started watching the game. I knew the final score. So I knew that the Broncos were going to come back and I love seeing that in the process of You know this, you know really a whole first half of the Broncos kind of struggling an offense at the very minimum through like we still taking care of the ball playing a clean game and not having you know, not compounding that loss is a bad mistake. Now the Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert. Oh my gosh. I I've really enjoyed watching this guy play this year. He played so well and he keeps proving me wrong over and over and over again, and I've got no problem with that. He's playing very very well. He had three touchdowns on Sunday against Denver now, I will say I did think that some of the problems Justin had in college kind of popped up in this game, but there was a third and 12 where he had a bad interception that it just wasn't a great decision. There was nothing open Monday was a deep post and the safety was waiting to undercut the ball. That's a pick you can't make out throw. It's just not there. He was inaccurate a couple of times in quick game scenarios. There was like a slave Example he threw behind a receiver. There was a third and five where he led a receiver right into a Defender and that's an old habit. He has some college where he got his receivers killed in college throwing them contact and he's got to be more aware of where he's throwing and what situation his receiver is in but you know, honestly, I gotta say yeah, Justin Herbert had some mistakes in this game, but I have no worries either Justin as a Young quarterback. He's learning but based on how well he's played so far this year and even in this game off, Justin has earned some patients and some Grace for small mistakes because he's so so talented and I I've completely changed my tune on Justin Herbert. I got no problem saying that I'll put up with a couple of mistakes because he's also making some really really high level throws. Justin had this beautiful long touchdown down the right sideline. Just just a beautiful ball deep vertical put it up in the air had multiple throws downfield and I love watching Justin big big throw Seinfeld. That's a big deal. Not every quarterback can do that like, you know, for example Carter was got a limited arm. Daniel Jones has a limited arm and when you're more talented you're going to get more grace and more opportunities and Justin Herbert is very very very talented now. I do want to say There were some fans of the Chargers that said that you know, there were mad the Chargers allowed to come back and I got a lot of feedback from people saying that the Chargers coaching staff was too conservative on offense in the second half. And you know that conservative play-calling was a problem people literally said that to me. And I I just could not be further from the truth. I don't know what game you were watching. I completely disagree. Look I take very very detailed notes and I watch a game. I watched the tents and tense. What would you call it? Scrutiny? I'm always paying very close attention and the charges are scored 16 points in the second half and that's for scoring drives a touchdown and three field goals and off the Chargers as a team had 210 yards rushing, but the reality is The drives that the Chargers had in the second half that stalled early stalled when the Chargers were throwing the football in the second half. You know, how about this drive? There was a life where else are here first antenna 34-yard line to charge her up 21 at 3 in the third quarter and three straight incomplete passes killed the drive unforgotten ten. They got a messed-up RPO that happened on 2nd and 10. There was an incomplete pass on an out breaking route to Mike Williams and on 3rd and 10 Justin Herbert home and Guiton wide-open deep and miss the throw. So the Chargers had to settle for a field goal after 3 incomplete passes. I don't know that throwing a football vertically is what I would call conservative play-calling, you know, when the very next drive again, there were three great passes that led to a Chargers punt First and Ten was a trick play. They had Keenan Allen throw a pass. I would not call that conservative at all on 2nd and 10th. Justin did not see a linebacker floating outside throwing a swing route. That's a very dangerous pass got lucky. Nothing really bad happened. It just felt like complete that's actually very fortunate and on Thursday. There was a simple throw for 3 yards and the charges had to punt now later on 3rd and 6 again. Justin was not on the same page as a receiver. I just my point here is to say that Saying the Chargers lost this game and allowed the Broncos to come back because they're offensive play-calling was conservative is just totally inaccurate. I could not disagree more. I don't think it's not something you can disagree on it's just wrong and not true. And I think that people are starting to get a little bit too defensive about Justin Herbert. Like especially I don't know if I could stand or something. I'm allowed to say I'd actually don't fully know the meaning of it, but my my understanding of the word Stan is that you love somebody no matter what they do and I think people are becoming stands of Justin Herbert and Diving a little too deep into their act like you can do no wrong and it's okay to think critically thinking critically does not mean you're bad-mouthing somebody. And I think Jessa her fans are going a little bit overboard and I hope people realize he's not perfect and that's totally okay. He's a Young quarterback. He gets Grace. He makes mistakes that's totally fine. And it's kind of like people are afraid to say that, you know, if it's not the coaches fault for this loss then it must be Justin Herbert fault and that could never be it could never be Justin Herbert fault month. And so I would just encourage people stop looking for blame. This game was a loss. It sucks. So 2 and 5 every time the Chargers lose a game. It's actually good for them. By the way. They were never going to make the playoffs this year losing games actually helps them get a higher draft picks. I got no problem with that and I think people got to stop looking for people to blame and starts. Appreciate you got the right quarterback. I think you got the right coach that's allowed him to develop and get better rather than pointing blame at somebody just cuz you want somebody else to blame again. I don't think did anything wrong. The problem was not that the Chargers allowed that they had conservative play-calling a gnome. That's just a silly stupid thing and weird feedback note that I just did not agree with and isn't true at all. Now. I want to end this segment by comparing the two interceptions each quarterback add in the second half one from Drew lock one from Justin Herbert. They have been basically back-to-back like three plays. We're between the interceptions and the lesson here is that not all interceptions are made sure. It's all situational. So Drew lock had a bad interception where it was a double move down the right sideline Drew lock pump faked, but the safety is in position from the very beginning Drew lock kind of stairs this ball down and it was really one of the easier interceptions of Rashawn Jenkins career. It's a bad decision where he's forcing a throw to Jerry jeudy and he's not open. Now in contrast Justin Herbert second-half interception was actually what I would consider a good decision. Here's why it's a throw to the end zone Bryce Callahan picks it off, but you had a choice Bryce Callahan is five foot nine. He's guarding a 6-foot for Mike Williams. And Mike Williams is a jump ball monster. So I look at that and go off. That's a good matchup you throw that ball. It's you gotta a guy who's 5-9 guarding a guy six-foot-four who out gems people his own height. So you give credit to the defense. It's a matchup. You think you would normally win money cuz that's a good matchup. You take 10 out of 10 times and I guess my point here is that again? Not every interception is the same. It's okay to have nuanced. It's all situational and it's example of you can't just look at Stats and say this guy is good because of these numbers. So this guy's bad because of these numbers that's an interception. It looks like maybe a bathrobe isn't her but that's actually a really good job. Vision and a good ball. Well as a coach you go. Yeah, I agree with that decision. That's a matchup. You should win and we'll take that 10 out of 10 times. So by the way, I really think that Mike Williams and Keenan Allen are so perfect suited to play alongside a Justin Herbert with his skill-set. I don't know man. I walked away. I really love this game any time I get to watch a divisional game with two young quarterbacks and reminded me of Baker Mayfield was Joe burrow a couple of weeks ago in the end the Broncos won. But this is a matchup that I feel I just want to see this happen a lot as time goes on and I think for years to come I'm hoping We're going to have really good matchups between Justin Herbert and the Chargers and Drew lock and the Denver Broncos. All right, guys, I'm gonna take a short break when I return we're going to talk about some will do some NFL news and we'll talk about the Vikings beating the Packers and the Saints will the Saints. Oh my gosh. No, the Seattle Seahawks beating the 49ers. The Forty Niners are in bad shape tonight the Packers play the 49ers and I I didn't covid-19 have a big impact on the game. But you got to realize the San Francisco 49ers are just totally devoid of talent. Everybody's injured or hurt and it's really really bad. So I I cautioned you if you're watching the game tonight do not have high expectations for the San Francisco 49ers. If they win this game. It's just another example of how long of a genius or head coach Kyle Shanahan truly is guys. My name is Akshay Kumar. I'm take a short break. I will be right back. All right, we are back. I want to jump in by saying that in my opinion here the three best games in college football this weekend. Number one you have I guess number one Clemson game at Notre Dame. That's Clemson, but that Trevor Lawrence playing Notre Dame. This could be the two teams that play again in the ACC conference Championship. I'm really excited for that game the game and game. I'm excited to watch in college football this weekend number five, Georgia at number eight Florida that's in Jacksonville. What I'm excited about really is I I think George has got limitations at quarterback with Stetson Bennett. Nothing against him is a 5-11 guy, you know, I love short quarterbacks. I was a short not very talented quarterback myself, but what I'm really excited to watch is Florida's quarterback Kyle Trask against this Georgia defense. How does he do? I've been waiting for this game for weeks. It's going to be really really fun in Jacksonville. And then here's a game. I truly believe people are sleeping on this game is dead. Unranked Arizona at USC USC is 1/20 ranked team in the nation. I am telling you I think it's a lot closer than an unranked team playing a top twenty-five team think it's a good matchup. I think it's interesting Arizona State's really really building their program. It's a two best quarterbacks in the Pac-12. If there's a game you want to hear a joke. If it it's at 9 a.m. On East West Coast time 9 a.m. West Coast time is win. This game starts check in on it. I think it's going to be phenomenal and at the worst case scenario flipper TV to it check it out cuz I think it's going to be good or bad. Hey you can leave but I think you should check out this game Arizona State USC. I think it's going to be phenomenal in college football this weekend. Now, let's come into some NFL news. I want to talk about the NFL the 49ers cut receiver Dante Pettis where he's a former second-round pick out of Boise State Boise State. No, no think his brother was Boise State. I think he was actually at Washington someone correct me put in the comments page. Something the Giants have claimed Dante Pettis off of waivers. I thought it was interesting. They released him. There's more to this story than we know I want to do a follow-up to why they need a release Dante Pettis. I'm just giving you news. I don't exactly know why yet. I'm sure somebody's out there somewhere talked about it, but it's just interesting to me. Like, huh? They have a bunch of guys injured and on code page with covet the receiver spot, by the way. They also cut Dante Pettis. The Forty Niners are literally down to Trent Taylor like one guy to catch passes tonight on Thursday Night Football. I have no idea what to do. Now another big story line starting quarterback. Matthew Stafford has been put on the covid-19 reserve list. That's a big deal. He got covid-19 not good. I guess I don't know if you got covered but we least know that either he has covid-19 contact with somebody who does have Is actually closed the 49ers facility is I also read that the Bears have closed Halas Hall. The Bears have shut down their facility because of positive Cove interests. The Texans got a positive Covent test their facility shut down as well. Three players are out for Sunday's game. They're all linebackers. Meaning that the Texans defense is really really hampered and limited on Sunday. They're losing Whitney. Mercilus Dylan Cole and Jacob Martin and Jacob Martin actually did test positive for covid-19. Our facility in really good shape. He's ready to go. He's fit. He's been working out very hard says a lot about him and who he is that he he made sure he was prepared for this moment physically. Remember the Ravens sign Dez Bryant sounded like Dez Bryant was not in physical shape. How do you put on the practice squad? Just interesting now the Vikings there's a story that I missed and I apologize. I meant to talk about this while ago. I think it is. I don't have a lot to say about it. But the Vikings have traded defensive and Yannick ngakoue to the Baltimore Ravens the Vikings get a 2021 third-round pick and a 2022 second-round pick. Have you remember earlier in the year? The Vikings actually traded a second-round pick and a fifth-round pick to get Yannick ngakoue from the Jaguars they have now traded him away for a third-round pick and a fifth-round pick. So it's just interesting. They got instead of a second and a fifth. They got a third and fifth back, but and and hope I did say, you know fifth round pick that they traded for. So it's just interesting the Vikings basically borrowed Yannick ngakoue for a couple of weeks and said we suck. It's not working by will get more draft picks. Just interesting notable. We're talking about really briefly. All right, I wanna shift gears to something that I thought was really impressive this past weekend. On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings beat the Green Bay Packers 28 22. This was a game in Green Bay outdoors in the cold and in the wind, so the Packers are now five and to the Vikings are now two and five. This was a very very impressive win for Minnesota. Here's why I actually want to start with some stats. I don't normally talk about statistics and numbers. But listen to this Kirk, the Vikings quarterback was eleven 414 passing. He had a hundred and sixty yards with one touchdown and the touchdown by the way is misleading because it was literally a simple screen pass to Dalvin cook. They're running back and cook took that past that little tiny dump off screen 50 yards for a touchdown weaving through Defenders. So Dalvin cook basically did all the work on that play No Doubt could also ran the ball berth times 463 yards and three touchdowns on Sunday. Dalvin cook was the entire Vikings offense. It was a Dalvin cook show the Vikings ran the ball for more yards than they through Thursday. They had more rushing yards than passing yards. They also ran the ball over twice as much as they threw the ball on Sunday Kirk Cousins was not asked to do, you know to do much of anything actually on Sunday. He was super efficient, but the Vikings had no turnovers. They played very efficient clean football and basically what I'm trying to get at is that This was the most Mike Zimmer game of all time. Mike Zimmer's the Vikings head coach. He's a defensive-minded coach. He loves to run the football. He really doesn't trust cornerbacks. This is exactly how Mike Zimmer wants the Vikings to play all year all the time every single game and actually this style if somehow Minnesota can keep it up. I could save Mike Zimmer job, cuz here's the thing. You're stuck with Kirk Cousins. You gotta make it work with Kirk. You can't trade him. He signed a gigantic guaranteed contract. Nobody wants that contract. So if you're in a win in Minnesota, you gotta do with Kirk Cousins. Mike. Zimmer doesn't trust quarterback. He especially does not trust her cuz he's he definitely doesn't buy what I've seen and I guess this game plan is interesting if this is their plan moving forward, I'm curious because if you don't ask you to do much of anything, you actually can't hide his problems now, that's not why you paid him you gave him a gigantic massive contract looks like a bad deal to me, but that's a problem for another day. I just think it's interesting and kind of cool that Mike Zimmer found a way to end Despite All Odds said I'm going to find a way to win this football game and we're just gonna will into existence. It was an impressive win by the Vikings. They were up Twenty Eight to fourteen going into the fourth quarter and the Vikings defense played very very well. This is interesting to me because it was funny in my home. Addiction for this game. I gave praise to the Vikings Offutt Vikings defense, excuse me, the Vikings defense and Vikings fans called me crazy. They said I know nothing about their team. Why would you appraise our defense? Well, I've watched every single Vikings game this year and I would question did you watch the second half because the Vikings defense got stopped after stop after stop. They forced the Packers to punt twice. That's Aaron Rodgers former MVP quarterback who's been rolling recently. They stopped the Packers on fourth down twice. Now. I've got a missed pass interference call probably gave them a stop on 4th and nine and there was one driver of the Packers punted because basically they had two holding penalties in a row leaving them with a fourth and twenty two month. But my point is that the Vikings defense looked very very well-coached early on Jeff glad we got beeped twice by Davante Adams four touchdowns, but in spite of that they bounced back Glad he did mounts back play better in the second half and I guess I'm simply curious whether or not the Vikings can keep that style of play going, you know, barely throw the football Pound The Rock run the ball at home and cook play clean football have no turnovers play solid defense. I don't think there is any way that can last forever. I mean at some point they're going to need Kirk Cousins took up and throw the football very well, but if somehow by some miracle Minnesota can keep doing this all year. They might have saved their coach's job, which is very interesting to me. I am fascinated by the game plan. The Vikings had to beat the Packers and the way they beat the Packers on Sunday now really, the only thing I have to say about Green Bay is that I just for me the highlight of this game was wow. Can you believe Minnesota, but there was a cool moment at the end. It didn't really matter, but I think it's worth talking about I guess obviously cuz I'm talking about it. The Packers lined up to spike the ball both literally 17 seconds left. And Aaron Rodgers had a moment of realization. Hey, oh my gosh. We're in a bad formation. And he said get on the line. You heard a lotta Bagels, you know the line he's yelling to his running back put his running back on the light outside the the right tackle kind of like a tight end because Aaron Rodgers realized hey, we're not in a legal formation. If we get a penalty here, it's a 10-second runoff and I just it ended up not mattering Aaron Rodgers on the next play tried to you know, extend a play and throw a Hail Mary got hit as he threw fumbled but it is worth pointing out that I think it's cool. Aaron Rodgers had this intense moment with you. A lot of stuff going on. His mind is called me said we're not on the right formation and I I don't think a lot of quarterbacks have the self-awareness even realize like yeah, we need a guy on the line of scrimmage covering up Thursday the right tackle. I just thought it was an interesting little moment where Aaron Rodgers despite chaos was totally calm and made it very smart intelligent important decision and if I ever met Aaron Rodgers, that's a moment. I'm going to point out and go. Do you remember that at all? Cuz it's just was impressive to me that Aaron totally was well aware of the situation and had a headache smart play now dead on Sunday. The Seattle Seahawks beat the San Francisco 49ers 3727 Seattle is now six and one after the win the 49ers after losing their four and four months and this game was interesting in the first half halftime Seattle's up 13-7, then in the second half and I guess in the third quarter really Seattle. I got back-to-back Downs when the Forty Niners fumbled a kick off and then right after that Jimmy Garoppolo actually got knocked out of the game. So Seattle LED 32-7 at one point. I want to give credit to DK Metcalf. He had a monster day. He had 12 catches. 461 yards two touchdowns. DK Metcalf is unbelievable Russell Wilson had four touchdowns and the 49ers walk away from this game just in bad shape where Jimmy Garoppolo was struggled all year. He's hurt. He's got a high ankle sprain and it's hard to tell I've always looked at Jimmy Garoppolo and Kong. He's got a very average maybe even limited arm, but he is struggling to throw the ball downfield. There was only one drive in this game. It was actually the 49ers touchdown drive that had Jimmy Garoppolo old with it, you know the end up with a running touchdown by Jerick McKinnon, but it was the best driver of the day where Jimmy was throwing a couple of good balls Midway through the second quarter. Other than that, He did not look good throwing the ball. There's moments where I go. Jimmy what's happening? And it's hard to tell whether or not the high ankle. Sprain is what's causing it. A lot of people say that it's the injury but also offer I'm watching Jimmy Garoppolo run around really well and they're he's making some throws really well. So he's hit or miss and I just I don't know if you have a high ankle sprain. Can you run as well as Jimmy Garoppolo did a couple of times I also wonder how much of it is just physical limitations. Jimmy Garoppolo has a very average arm now regardless of any of that right now currently the boss 49ers to the the best quarterback to Forty Niners have is Nick Mullens. He's a guy who's I have called them before the best back up maybe in the entire NFL and he's the best Forty Niners boss right now by a lot. He runs our offense very, well. I always talk about driving the car down the road. The Forty Niners offense is a high-performance sports car. You just need a guy who can drive it down the road to keep it on the road and not Chrome. Now, unfortunately, I love Nick Mullens. He's really a technically very good quarterback makes good decisions. He's on the ball. Well, I think he's actually got a slightly better armed than Jimmy G which I know was off limits, but it's true. Unfortunately though. I don't know that Nick Mullens is being put in a position to succeed other than the fact that he's obviously got a great head coach Kyle Shanahan in covet and injuries. Listen to this. There are just these are just some of the 49ers players that are out you have your missing Trent Williams a left tackle, you're missing George Kittle and Jordan Reed by the way. So both tight ends are George Kittle the best tight end in football. That's a big deal three receivers Brandon Devo Samuel and Kendrick Bourne. They're all out yet cut down on a pedestal receiver. I mean no joke all that's left for them to throw two is Trent Taylor at this point and like kind of use check your fullback. It's a big deal. It's not good and I'm really curious. You know tonight the Packers play the 49ers the Packers are dead. 49ers after get really really creative to move the ball at all against the 49ers given how few weapons they have. I am just I've been saying that's all year. Nobody has done a better coaching job than Kyle Shanahan and finding ways to win despite lots of limitations around you and if Kyle Shanahan can get through this next couple of weeks of games and have a good stretch. He's my coach of a year what Kyle Shanahan is done to this point and I think it might end tonight where Kyle Shannon I think might get blown out and embarrassed by the Green Bay Packers what Kyle Shanahan is done to this point is just incredible doing so much with a little and unfortunately, I think the luck has run out. There's too many injuries. There's too many guys missing and Nick Mullens despite being the best quarterback on the 49ers roster and I hope I'm wrong. I hope Nick Mullens is phenomenal. He beats the crackers and it's great. Unfortunately. I think he's being set up to fail because of how many people they're missing left tackle too tight ends three receivers. It's not good. And we'll see what happens, but I very little confidence and I'm honestly, I'm really very disappointed in the the really the bad luck the San Francisco 49ers have had this year. All right guys, that's all I have. Thank you so very much for tuning in a very short episode in and out. I love you. I appreciate you. I hope you have a great day. I will talk to you tomorrow. We'll talk about the Packers wage earners game will talk about will do ask Zack tomorrow. That'll be really fun to answer a lot of questions. Yeah. Love you. Have a great day, but I'm bum bam we are done.

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#291 Tom Brady, Nick Foles, Jimmy Butler, NFL Week 5 Predictions & Ask Zac

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#291 Tom Brady, Nick Foles, Jimmy Butler, NFL Week 5 Predictions & Ask Zac

"Oh my goodness. Good morning. Good afternoon. Whatever it is for you. I hope you're having a fantastic day. My name is Zach shomler. This is strong opinion Sports episode 291. Episodes fun. We're going to talk about Tom Brady the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. We'll talk about Jimmy Butler my Affinity for him. The Miami Heat will do a preview of the NFL's week 5 will end the show with a lengthy ask exact segment. Today's episode is not going to cover college football game is Saturday. It's it's 3:00. And I'm I've only watched one of the games that I want to cover. I'm going to wait to do them all at one time tomorrow. The Red River Red River rivalry game was incredible oklahoma-texas. We'll talk about Florida, Texas and that's all tomorrow. I want to start to do a too common common, but two complaints I have number one took Flonase like an hour ago. It's where you log, You shoot the stuff up your nose. It's supposed to help you like breathe and make it easier. I think it's making my nose worse. It's just weird. We have it this this ongoing saga with my nose where I can't smell anything and I can't breathe out my notes and I took Flonase and I felt worse. I know I don't understand how that's possible. Someone said Hey try Flonase. I did not fun. I don't know why and we'll see I'm going to keep trying it. Be patient back. I know that like not everything should work immediately. But if I God, I think I actually got worse on a tech Flonase number two. Why is it that this is a stupid complaint your like, where are the sports package because Why is it that when you pull out a brand new roll of toilet paper just like dandruff falls off this like flakes of fiber falls off the outside of the toilet paper roll as you you know, as you use a toilet paper and you go into the inner layers like an onion you peel it back the inner layers of the toilet roll toilet paper roll don't have this like flaky stuff that falls off the white Little Fibers of toilet paper. Why is it that the outer layer does that I don't I hate it. It makes a mess every time I'm like super super detailed about little clutter like I hate that stuff and it's like my OCD it drives me nuts every time I pull it in your toilet paper roll and you're like, what are these little fibers of nonsense? I hate it so much now, I apologize. I know you're like I want to hear Sports. I just I wonder if anybody else out there had that same problem as me. Where you pull up the toilet paper roll, it's brand new and they're just flakey stuff falling off. I'm like I hate this so much. So give me feedback. Let me know. Let me know if I'm alone. I honestly I hope you're doing well today. I want to start by talking about the Buccaneers and the Bears. I guess water first because that's very important and my nose is going crazy. So on Thursday night the Chicago Bears beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2219. It was a very interesting game. I enjoyed it. I watched the entire game as I always do and Nick Foles. The Bears quarterback was fine. He was good enough to win. I stand by everything I've said previously about him, which is that he's going to make mistakes. Nick Foles is not perfect. But he's also better than Mitchell trubisky and it's kind of weird to me bear stands were patient with Mitchell trubisky for over four years and yet after a game and half, you know, not you're going to this week people already wanted to get rid of Nick Foles and I'm like, how can you be so weirdly patient for over four years of the terrible quarterback? Then you get Nick Foles and you want to throw them away immediately. I don't understand please Bears fans. Be patient like going into this year. Nick Foles had a crazy offseason. No practice. He's still young guys. You saw the timing against the Colts and went. Oh, it's literally just it's not that he's not accurate. He doesn't know where it's a Raiders receivers are going to be so every time I watch Nick Foles play quarterback for the Chicago Bears. He looks a little bit better, you know, this is now he's played three games in a row, I guess not entire games, but two and half played in three games in a row and slowly but surely Nick Foles is getting better is cleaning things up, and I'm excited to watch Nick Foles grow and get better as the year goes on. I think he's truly in a decent position to succeed. I mean last year at the Jacksonville Jaguars bad roster. Not a great staff. I went I don't I feel pretty bad for Nick Foles. This year it's a little better and I would argue that since you won a Superbowl. This is the best situation to succeed. Nick Foles has been in a long time. It's got a coach who knows him who likes him. There's a really cool moment where Nick Foles is on the sidelines excitedly passionately grilling Matt Nagy that goes say like you could see in his face. He's yelling and Matt Nagy is not arguing. They're just he's just listening and that's sort of feedback. I really like I've never seen any moment like that from Mitchell trubisky where trubisky was passionately telling something to his coach and the coach valued what he had to say. It was listening to him. I think Nick Foles is he brings more offensive and risky ever did and so I just encouraging you please Relax, give Nick Foles time to get better. I'm pretty sure he will and he's already through three games, you know, two and half getting better. Every time I watched the guy play now, he's got a long break up some time to really prepare for the next cuz they played Thursday night. That's an extra. One, two, three, I guess four days of preparation to get ready for the next opponent. I feel very good about Nick Foles not great. He's a good not great quarterback. He's good enough for now. He can win me some games. He's going to make ugly mistakes, but he can throw the ball pretty well and I feel very good moving forward about Nick Foles. Now Jimmy Graham the tight end for the Bears had another touchdown in this game. He now has four touchdowns in the first five weeks of the NFL season. And the Bears gave Jimmy Graham a really big contract and most people myself included went that's a terrible contract. I don't I don't like that because Jimmy Graham it's not the same app that he once was he can't run as well as opposed to going into the was it the Colts game some linebacker was like, you know here the way you guard Jimmy Graham. It's not anything special you just Garden of the linebacker and that's for the most part true. You know, Jenny Graham. Not a I said Nick Foles. My point is for the most part Jimmy Graham is not a long deep threat. He can't run as well as he used to however Jimmy Graham has found a really nice kind of roll with the Bears this year. We're in the Red Zone. He is their guy again. He's not really stretching the field but in the Red Zone finding him a good match up and throwing him the ball and what that does. Is it get some touchdowns when you say Hey or guy can out-jump your guy. We're going to throw jump all the Jimmy Graham. It's worked a lot this year. If you've been watching the Bears were actually very successful number too, though. Is it forces teams to find a better match up if you had to put a better defender on Jimmy Graham, it makes it easier for Allen Robinson and other people on the Bears off. And so I really like how the Bears have used Jimmy Graham so far this year. I think they found a way they paid Jimmy Graham a lot, but they're getting touchdowns and it's actually helping their offense. It's kind of weird. It's unconnect. I wouldn't have gone. Yeah, give Jimmy Graham a ton of money off jump off, but actually it's working and so to their credit Chicago, they're not using Jimmy Graham conventionally, but they're using them in a way that works for him. And it's good for everybody everybody succeeding every box there and I like it now Cordarrelle Patterson is a receiver slash running back slash athlete for the Chicago Bears and I want to say this about him because I almost never ever watch a kickoff return I never do I watch I record games either I watch the film or watch them, you know on my DVR fast-forward through the commercials and usually the kickoff as well because takeoffs are boring and they're usually touchbacks Cordarrelle Patterson makes me watch the Chicago Bears are one of the rare teams where I watched them do kickoffs. I watched their kickoff returns because the Dude will catch up all eight yards Deep In The End Zone and run it 46 yards from a big return. It's kind of crazy. So shout out to Cordarrelle Patterson God. I hope I'm saying his first number. I know it's Patterson. I hear quora Della had a quarter L. It's spelled Cordarrelle. I definitely see how to say his name, but I want to give him credit because I really enjoy watching the dude that kick returns and I like the way the Bears use him as well. I really like what the Bears are doing now. I want to talk about the Buccaneers because first of all number one the final possession for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers First of all Vita vea, I guess it was the final second-to-last possession for the Chicago Bears to be more clear, but right at the end of the game like two minutes left Vita vea broke his ankle out for the year. It's not fun. It's very unfortunate. Now, Tom Brady was okay in this game Tom Brady the longtime NFL quarterback the new quarterback for the Buccaneers the veteran guy when a bunch of Super Bowls It was kind of disappointing because the Buccaneers had the ball not once but twice at the end of the game and they couldn't deliver a good sustaining game-winning Drive. I was waiting and waiting and nothing happened and then there was a moment where Tom Brady and he denied it but I like that's him Saving Face in my opinion. It's pretty clear. He lost track of what down it was on the final session for the Buccaneers. He didn't realize it was forced down. I think he would have played it differently through the ball way down field on fourth down rather than trying to find just a first down and I just looked at the Buccaneers and go. Hm. I mean they had 11 penalties on offense and they not on offense but 11 penalties as a team in that game. And right now the Buccaneers are struggling with detail than they really are having a hard time with the little fine nuances. You have to perfect and for me that's surprising to see that going on. Fourteen. Tom Brady is involved with I don't really know how you look at Tom Brady right now and not also think man Tom is missing the structure of his old team the New England Patriots and my belief is that Tom Brady left the Patriots because he wanted to feel appreciated. He wanted a lot of money and they were going to give it to him which I think was right given their situation and Brady also realized he needed and wanted better receivers better offensive weapons around him. Now. I want to explain to you that Tom Brady was my favorite athlete growing up. He was an inspiration to me. I loved him. I really liked Tom Brady was never the biggest or the fastest or the most talented cuz I also never was on a short like I'm five eleven. I'm not the fastest or the strongest. I'm always a pretty average an athlete and look at Tom Brady and said, wow, the reason why he succeeds is he's very good at the things he can control the fine nuances and details of the game. His work ethic and attention to detail made him into a great Super Bowl winning quarterback now. So again love Tom Brady favorite player of all time had a poster of him as a kid loved him dead. Now when Tom Brady and the Patriots broke up, I was kind of surprised because what I found out was that since then I've actually been more interested in the Patriots. There was like a cross-sectional pull that Bill Belichick has and I am just pulled to the Patriots, you know, when the year started and as the year has started I have talked about Bill Belichick more. I've talked about the Patriots a lot more. I paid more attention to the Patriots than it have the Buccaneers and Tom Brady, I guess in the breakup. I chose Bill Belichick not Tom Brady, which I never ever would have expected. And the Patriots are so good at attention to detail and partly because of that. They are the best in the league at getting the most out of their life. And so because of that almost nobody leaves New England and gets better. You just don't see very many people go. We're going to leave the Patriots to find a new team and get better. It just even even guys can make a ton of money that they were more productive with the Patriots cuz the Patriots understand how to get the most out of their guys and I think Tom Brady had to leave the Patriots the Buccaneers gave him way more money and they gave him better receivers. Then the Patriots would have given him so I think Tom had to leave but unfortunately when I watched Tom Brady play for the Buccaneers, I am reminded of Joe Montana Joe Montana dominated with the 49ers for years. He was an incredible quarterback won Super Bowls built a dynasty in San Francisco wage. And when it became his time to leave the 49ers, he went to Kansas City play two more years there. We never won a Superbowl. He had a good run though. They made the playoff twice and that's kind of what I believe is going to happen to Tom Brady here where there's going to have a few good years a couple of playoff appearances, but never win a Superbowl kind of run out and hit a ceiling because of his age because of the system. He's in because of the page around him and the Buccaneers right now. Are not a team that I believe can be anybody in a key playoff game. Let alone win a Superbowl. They are not disciplined enough to do that. They make too many mistakes. They are all over the place guys. I mean literally you have people, you know offensive lineman head-butting people your personal fouls everywhere Tom Brady misses the structure and the culture of his former team the New England Patriots. I mean, that's just whether he and his heart misses it or not watching him. I went man she would really benefit from more structure around him. Even if he likes his new receivers, I mean Tom Brady the Patriots gave him his something he sorely is missing right now in Tampa Bay the NFC South moving forward is very very interesting. You have the New Orleans Saints. You have the Buccaneers currently the Saints play Monday Night Football. They're two and two they might be three and two after this week. Then you'd have two teams the Buccaneers and the saints three and two thousand that division. It's going to be a fun exciting race. Tom Brady vs. Drew Brees Saints vs Buccaneers who can win that Division. I have no idea but I I right now if I ever did not really I never I don't think I ever bought any stock into saying man. The Buccaneers are going to win a Superbowl with Tom Brady, but if I ever did let me tell you I'm selling it. All right now. I just what I see from the Buccaneers right now. Is not a team that has the structure or discipline or attention to detail to beat a great team in the playoffs and win a Superbowl. All right. I want to shut the NBA real quick. and you may not be a gigantic NBA fan, but I hope you listen to this topic because there is a player right now in the NBA. Doing something awesome and it deserves a lot of recognition. I don't think a lot of people are giving him the recognition he deserves so I'll start with this though. The Miami Heat the one of the little can't even talk. The Miami Heat won game 5 of the NBA Finals. They beat the Lakers 111 2108 the Lakers now lead the series two games. Excuse me, three games to two. So Miami win two more games to win the series. They Lakers just need to win one more elimination game. They win the NBA finals and a lot of people are talking right now about the fact that at the end of game five LeBron James pass the ball at the end of the game and that gave Danny Green a wide-open 3-pointer that he missed with six seconds left. And that's a past that I want LeBron James making actually in that situation when you're up three games to one and Danny Green is literally wide-open. That's a pass. I want LeBron James to make money. And if you go watch the tape, there are literally there are five. All five of the Miami Heat. Defenders are around the bron James on the Baseline. Dana green is fifteen, you know over what it was like thirty feet away at the top of the key. Nobody around him a top of the 3-point line. Excuse me, nobody within fifteen feet of him wide open for a 3-pointer. He makes that they win the finals like LeBron James. That's a good look. You gotta make that package is Danny Green's got to make a shot wide open. Did you make that shot? 10:00 on at nine out of ten ten out of ten times or an NBA player alone at a gym. That's a shot you have to make. And by the way, LeBron James put up 40 points in a double-double. Like what else do you want from him? Give me the right play scored a ton of points. He's doing great at the end of the game. I don't know why people are being critical of the boss just makes no sense to me now here is the story. I do not want people to forget from the NBA Finals game 5 No matter what happens in this serious weather and I think personally I believe the Lakers are going to go on to win the series. They got two games left to do it. I don't see the Miami Heat being able to beat the Lakers two games off twice in a row in the next couple of days. But we cannot forget what Jimmy Butler did in game 5 of the 2020 NBA player NBA Finals. Do not forget what happened in game five because Jimmy Butler showed the world why? And this is what I mean, but I love Jimmy Butler and the reasons why I love Jimmy Butler were on big display in game five on Friday night. Let me tell you I would never ever ever ever ever ever get in a fight with Jimmy Butler and I would not recommend anybody else to get into a fight with Jimmy Butler because and that just because he's a big human being it would knock the crap out of me. He's tenacious he is so incredibly tenacious. He's like Rocky Balboa. His effort is hard to even quantify and put into words. I am so inspired when I watch Jimmy Butler play basketball it is so cool to see you may or may not remember when do the Philadelphia 76ers for a little while and it didn't work the other stars Joell embiid Ben Simmons. They did not like Jimmy Butler. They didn't get along very well and that's because he's a grinder. Jimmy Butler is a guy who he Demands a lot from his teammates. He's kind of a workaholic and the 76ers players were just too soft Jimmy Butler when I'm saying Joell embiid off Ben Simmons. They did not want to grind those guys are rich, they're happy. They just want to play basketball. Now Jimmy Butler doesn't want to just play basketball. He wants to win a championship. He is going after it. And that's why you know, Jimmy Butler is in the finals and those guys are at home on the couch watching the NBA Finals. Jimmy Butler will do the work that nobody else is willing to do he will work like others won't I love that I watch Jimmy Butler not just in the off-season wage what he does, but the way he plays basketball. He's a great player. He's not the best in the NBA but he's got Elite effort. And that is so hard to not root for them. I love that. It's so much fun to watch and the Miami Heat. They feed off him guys. Like Tyler hero Duncan Robinson. They respect him. They listen to them. Look up him. Duncan Robinson is an undrafted player in the NBA. He is starting in the NBA Finals partly because I think he's bought into the culture. Jimmy Butler is building there along with Erik Spoelstra the head coach. And they have guys like if people are willing to work Kendrick Nunn had 14 points Off the Bench had a great 3-pointer that I love in somebody's face. He's got rebounds. He's diving for the politics doing stuff. I love watching people like Kendrick Nunn, Off the Bench and just give effort like crazy. Jimmy Butler has set the tone for this team and it's awesome. He's grabbing rebounds. He's he got redone over LeBron James. Like he the height difference is crazy. Jimmy Butler goes up and grabs at Ball State of 3.2. Davis is spaced game 5-4 context Jimmy Butler played 47 minutes in a 48-minute game. What's the dude was walking off after his interview walking away like hobbling and limping because he's so sore and tight from playing forty seven minutes in a row of basketball game get thirty five points 12 rebounds 11 assists. Jimmy Butler is leading his team doing everything. He possibly can't he keeps fighting and fighting and fighting and fighting and I love it. By the way. What a Miami's best players Gordon graduate dragich is out with an injury. That's our point guard. The Lakers had a 15-3 run late in the fourth quarter. The Lakers were up by the way in the fourth quarter with Jimmy Butler won that game with the help of his teammates. I'm not trying to Discount anybody around him. But Jimmy Butler will fight and fight and fight no matter what you throw at him and the people around him feed off that took it off that energy and they bring their best as well and the resilience and the determination from Jimmy Butler. It's incredible. I love it. I love watching it. He may lose the series but I don't want people to forget what he did especially in game five his work. Ethic is incredible. He works like others simply will not dead and his Elite effort is why Jimmy Butler is here in this position and I just think it deserves a little bit of recognition a little bit of respect. I I love seeing it man. I really really enjoy watching me Butler play basketball and I think it's a shame that If he loses, then people are going to forget what he did and what he brought to the the court and I just think that Jimmy Butler deserves a little bit of respect and a little bit of recognition. All right. Take a short break when I return we'll do a preview for the NFL week 5 and we will end the show with ask Zach. By the way, before we go to break my nose not gain. I can't smell anything can't breathe out my nose. It's not fun. I'm trying to talk and breathe the same time. It's terrible. I don't recommend it for anybody Flonase didn't work. I don't know what to do. Hope you have a great day. My name is Akshay Kumar take a short break and I will be right back. All right, we are back and I want to share a little update real quick. I was talking to my girlfriend during the break thinking about things. I mean lives were talking and I'm like, you know what next time I record I'm just going to take off like screw it. I'm going to go to the very top of the Shelf say I'm just going to what does like fifteen bucks for like twelve pills? I don't care. I need one everytime. I record I'm going to take a Sudafed everytime. I record and bite the bullet and just that I mean that stuff is like crack. It's really dangerous cuz it makes you feel very very good. But man does it work very very well sudafeds menu answer as I've been thinking about it off like I'm not messing around. Okay, and by the way to be clear, I've tried everything. I don't have dairy anymore. I every trick in the book people are like saying people are commenting a lot of little remedies and like I've done all that I'm trying very hard. Nothing's working. I think Sudafed is going to have to be the answer moving forward. That'll save my nose. And make it so that I can breathe while I record that's that's the new idea for sure now solid NFL we have now arrived at week five of the NFL season. We're going to kind of get to go preview and some predictions of what's going to happen. What I don't do I do not predict these scores of games. I just don't I don't know how anybody really could do that accurately. Like, how do you predict? Well, the chiefs were going 56 242 exactly and Mahomes going to have three hundred like I don't I don't do that. I don't like doing that. It's kind of stupid nonsense. What's more fun for me is predicting the overnight tone of a game. So I've gotten some comments like it's just really a prediction. Yes it is because I'm predicting how the game is going to go generally and I have really enjoyed making a prediction then seeing what's right or what's wrong and kind of following up like hey, I really thought the tone of the game was going to be this instead. It was this there was a beat down instead of clothes and interesting. So that's what I enjoy. That's older here. I want to start with this the Jaguars at the Houston Texans. I love Gardner Minshew. The Jaguars are a team. I enjoy but I gotta say the Texans are about to kick the snot out of the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. The coach just got fired Bill O'Brien is now gone Houston is the liberated they're free. They're happy and they're eager to show. Hey, Mom was Bill O'Brien's fault. Not the players not us. They're going to show. Hey, it was a coach not us. They are going to be really fired up. That should win big. They're going to really bring it to the Jacksonville Jaguars win by a lot watch for that game and watch the energy and effort Houston brings on Sunday against the Jaguars. Now I expect the Cardinals to easily beat the Jets. The Jets are not only the worst team in football. So their quarterback Sam darnold this out. He's not playing backup quarterback. Joe Flacco's playing Joe Flacco. Took my dad both. My dad's like Joe Flacco still in the league. I'm like, yeah, believe it or not. Joe Flacco is actually still in the NFL and I don't think Joe Flacco even wants to play football league Joe Flacco. Once a paycheck and he likes money. I don't have high expectations for the Jets or Joe Flacco at all. The Cardinals should win this game very easily if they don't something is very very wrong. I believe the Rams are going to beat Washington. They're much better all-around team. Sean mcvay's offense is phenomenal. I'm curious. Here's a reason to watch this game Washington vs. The Rams Washington is playing a new quarterback this week. They demoted and they benched quarterback Dwayne Haskins. Their former was in the number 17 overall pick a first-round pick a guy people were excited to watch off and he hasn't looked good. So they're playing Kyle Allen this week instead. He's a guy who is competent. He's not the best quarterback, but he's very Like A Flat Line solid. Okay guy kind of a duct tape quarterback or he's going for now and he knows the system. I think he's going to play a lot cleaner. Hopefully than Dwayne Haskins and I'm curious like, I don't know. The Rams win and even at the Rams win, which they should the most interesting storyline in this game is how well this Kyle Allen the backup quarterback the now starting quarterback in Washington month. Now the Cowboys had better not lose to the New York Giants. The Giants are owing for the Cowboys are 1 and 3. The game is in Dallas. The Cowboys are a way more talented football team. But Dallas has been so bad this year get this Cowboy fans have been nice to me, which is like crazy. Normally if you say that the Cowboys are terrible you get hate and anger and our young and vitriol and all kinds of stuff last week the Browns embarrassed the Dallas Cowboys. I said that I said, hey look the Browns destroyed the Cowboys. They look bad for the first time in my entire life covering the NFL and I've done this out for a while is that like not years and years but a couple of years is like my fourth year covering the NFL and I have never once had I've never once said anything negative about the Cowboys and had Cowboy fans not yell and argue with me. However this time universally this poor discouraged. group of people just agreed with me and I have never seen that's how weird this year is 2020 is just crazy bizarre because I for the first time in my career said the Cowboys were bad and poor discouraged Cowboy fans agreed with me and I felt unsettled and like Cowboys fans. What's going on? Are you guys? Okay, like what's why are you guys angst with that? And they I just so Galles a better win on Sunday if they don't the problems are even deeper than we thought remember the the Giants lost their running back. They've got a new coach. They're learning a new system with a much younger less experienced quarterback Dallas has got to win on Sunday against the Giants now the game you should watch this week. If you're a person going I want to watch one game this week. I've got limited time. Here's the one game. You should watch. It's the Colts the Cleveland Browns. These are two teams that run the ball very, well the Colts have a very very good defense. And so the question in this game is one thing off. How will the Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield do when the Colts defense takes away the Browns running game if that happens. How does Baker Mayfield respond when he needs to throw four first downs to win the game. I don't mean and people misunderstood my comment last week I said, how was Baker going to do when he needs to win a game with his arm. I'm not saying he needs to carry the team but when on 3rd and 5/3 + 4/3 + 7 repeated he's got to make throws to win on third down. Can he do that consistently and not talking one there. I mean, can he do it ten times in a row against the Colts defense? Maybe can you at five times even I don't know. I know that in the past and Baker Mayfield has to throw the ball a lot. He throws interceptions. He just I mean the question going into this year was I can he go a game without throwing an interception? I have no idea. So we'll see how Baker Mayfield does against the Colts defense on Sunday. That is the question and the fun narrative this week. It should be a hope for a fun close intense. It's definitely going to be a physical football game. Keep your eye on that game. The Steelers should easily beat the Eagles Eagles are banged up there very injured. I like the Steelers a lot but then looks really good. The Steelers look like a playoff team and no one's really talking like I don't I get back to the media at all. I really only go off of what people tell me and say to me I've sensed no excitement from Pittsburgh fans, but I look at them and go there a playoff team look very very good. They're playing very well and they should be able to Eagles on Sunday you Bengals at the Ravens? I think the Ravens win but Joe burrow the Bengals rookie quarterback is going to make it interesting. I mean, I thought maybe it could be this could be a surprisingly. Maybe maybe could be a surprisingly competitive football game. Remember last year the Browns smacked the Ravens out of nowhere when the Ravens got thier butts kicked by the Browns last year just kind of on a random Sunday and this game is either going to be very very close and interesting or the Ravens are going to win by forty points. I have no idea, but I'm hoping for the former Iraq. Want to see Joe burrow have a good interesting game against the Ravens defense and I don't know Mickey Brian's game. It could be really fun. I'm definitely gonna watch it whether it's good or not. Cuz I'm just curious how joburg does now on Sunday Night Football. We have the Minnesota Vikings at the Seattle Seahawks and the Sea Hawks are a much better football team the Vikings game. I've struggled they I mean they they they barely beat the Texans last week and the Texans are a mess and they played horribly. So this is a chance for Russell Wilson to make a statement against a defense. That's not great, but they are very well-coached and I believe this could be a defining moment early in the year for Russell Wilson to make his case for the NFL's MVP aware. Early in the air. Can you take care of business and dominate the Vikings defense? That's what I'm curious to see from Russell Wilson on Sunday against the Vikings. Now the Dolphins at the 49ers the Forty Niners are expected to win, but the question is how well do they run the ball because from the outside a lot of people I looked at like the the percentage that's I mean, I think the Forty Niners are 89% expected when this game it's a crazy how high it is, but the Dolphins play a lot of man coverage they play it very very well and the Forty Niners are banged up. I don't know who's going to play quarterback for the 49ers this week. And even if it's Jimmy Garoppolo, do you have a lack of confidence? Jimmy Garoppolo can drop dime after dime after dime and beat man covers. I don't actually so If the 49ers don't run the ball, well, this could be an upset. I mean the question is how well can the 49ers offense run the ball. That's what this game really heavily depends on page Forty Niners. Don't run the ball. Well, the Dolphins could get a surprising win. What else is now down the list the Raiders? Oh my gosh, the Raiders at the Chiefs. The Chiefs should win this game Kansas City's same team Patrick Mahomes is awesome. But I'm telling you every time I watch the Raiders. I'm impressed with their game plan. They keep having really good ideas have to really get it took John good is doing a good job coaching that football team with smart game plans. They're still learning how to win they keep making little mistakes. That's not a coaching. That's just like you can't have a fumble there or a missed assignment there or this or that But I am not certain that the Chiefs win this game as easily as some people think keep your eye on the Raiders. It could be interesting with the Chiefs on Sunday Panthers Falcons. Personally. I'm for the Panthers. I really it's very rare that I look at a team ago. I want them to win. I'm not a fanboy. I don't have a favorite team. It's kind of weird people make fun of me for that. I just don't I don't pick a team that I loved. I don't but I I'm really partial to the Panthers. I love their coach. I love their own or I love Teddy Bridgewater. I love what they're doing. They're too into this is a winnable game. So I'll be honest. I'm rooting for the Panthers a game on Sunday. However, this is Matt Ryan a veteran really good quarterback against a young defense with a lot of rookies. And you have rookies guarding great receivers Calvin Ridley Russell Gage is underrated Julio Jones, Todd Gurley said running back and the Falcons are also informed they cannot afford to lose this game. So I'm going to pick the Falcons. But again, I'm rooting for the Panthers to win this game. And that's a rare thing. I don't normally say outright. I'm rooting for this team cuz I'm not normally wrong team this time. I am I want to see the Falcons lose to the Panthers. That's not the right way to put that nothing against the Falcons. I just like the Panthers and I would like to see the Panthers win this game and it'd be cool to see them three and two at this moment in the year and have a lot of excitement and interest behind their new Young coach and and I actually be good for the Falcons if they go and five. They might get rid of Dan Quinn on the spot. So, we'll see what happens but I I think the Falcons win, but I'm rooting for the Panthers. Now there are two games on Monday night. First of all, you have the Broncos at the Patriots. The patriots should win this game easily. Really no matter who plays quarterback for either team Cam Newton got Bill Belichick's defense against young quarterbacks is a bad bad idea. It's just a bad match of the doesn't work. Young quarterbacks get embarrassed by Bill Belichick. Look at Sam. Darnold long. Does it last year that I'm seeing ghosts game? I don't see any reason to ruin Drew locks confidence. If you don't have to that just there's no reason to play Drew lock in this game. You're not playing for anything. You're probably not going to win a lot this year cuz of how many injuries you have. So I think the Patriots win no matter what, but I really really want to say I hope that Drew lock does not play in this game. There's no reason to play him off and Denver has like a hundred people injured. They just throw a team that has been decimated this year, and I got a question. I'll ask Zack. I'm going to answer this later too, but I want to be clear. Here's what the Denver Broncos are playing for the rest of this year. They are playing for. I guess they're trying to learn how to win together have a new offensive coordinator that I like passion armor. They are getting better their scheme on defense there this year is now about growth for the Denver Broncos. So they can with the next year when they have every everybody back and healthy. I keep her eye on that game, but the Patriots should win very easily and the charger is at the Saints. First of all, there's a question. This may actually get moved because of a hurricane. It looks like it might actually happen in Indianapolis, which is crazy. I've never heard of that happening where you have play a game at a neutral site because of a hurricane like wild 20/20 is Crazy. Jake's States win this game. I also want to be clear. I see Justin Herbert the Chargers rookie quarterback having a big day. I think he's going to play phenomenal this week and the Saints defense have been very impressive. Justin Herbert is very talented. I'm excited to watch him. Keep your eye on Justin Herbert this week. He could have a phenomenal phenomenal day against the New Orleans Saints and that's what I expect to him. I think he's going to be very good. And I'm excited to watch that now on Tuesday night. We I said I've never seen a t a game moved to a neutral site. I think it happened like when Hurricane Katrina happen a couple of times by the way, why is there a city in New Orleans? Why is there a city on the coast that's literally lower than sea level. That's just a terrible idea like Geographic. I've never understood like New Orleans is City. I want to visit because I think someday it's going to take water literally so and that happens historically there are cities that are literally underwater. Now that used to be from like the Seventeen hundreds. There are cities that are are sunken now that are not the sea level Rose and they fell into the water off. I'm afraid that's going to happen in New Orleans someday, and I just that's weird. So another crazy thing. I've never seen this happen in the NFL just a game on Tuesday night and it's a great matchup. By the way. It's the big Jewels at the Titans. And this is like a playoff game. I mean or maybe a playoff preview. Well, we're going to see two teams that are undefeated. The Titans are three and O the pills are for no. I have no idea who's going to win Josh Allen's awesome Derrick Henry's fun to watch the Titans are very very good at so many things there just a solid sound football team and I want it to be closed. I home it is and I mean, I it's already fun because we've never seen a game on Tuesday night ever before but it's going to be especially fun because I think it's going to be closed interesting fun game and the Titans song played in over a week. They're penned up the ready to go. The pills are very good. This your Josh Allen's better bills Titans bang. It's going to be awesome. Keep your eye on the game. It should be a ton of fun. Cuz that's all I have. I'm going to take a short break whenever turn will do ask Zack got a lot of really fun interesting questions this week. And yeah, my name is actual but I'll take a short break. I will be right back. All right, let's jump back into things. It's now time for my favorite part of the show. Ask Zach where we answer questions from the audience and by we I mean me in case you don't know how it works. You gotta patreon.com forward slash. You give $8 a month. You can give more if you want to please do it literally helps pay my rent em, a dollar a month gives you access to submit questions on patreon. Here's how it works. If you submit a question, I do not guarantee carita on the show. I mean, that'd be Mayhem people send in some I'm not saying people sit and send them but if they did send and stuff and I did guarantee to read a question on the show. You never know what horrible stuff. I'd be forced to read that sounds like a bad idea. So my only guarantee is a look at everything sent in with my eyeballs. I picked the top couple of read them. At the end of the show or sometimes to do an entire episode dedicated asked when the backlog gets too big. I want to give you guys a shot up and you guys sent in some phenomenal phenomenal questions this week. I also need to get more creative can be a little bit better and a shout out to you guys. You guys really did. I mean I had to cut some questions and move them to the next episode cuz I had so many good interesting questions. I wanted to answer I really like, oh like I some of them had to do some research for and I will this one at 4 about Arch Manning that I'm going to do. Hopefully tomorrow, we're all talk about Arch Manning the nephew of Peyton Manning that'll be really really fun. I want to start with Landon Landon writes and he says, what was your favorite or least favorite lift squatting benching bicep curls, Landon? I love squatting. I really love front squats are actually my favorite like you did the crossbar, you know, you held the bar across and you did a front squat. I was really good at squats. If you see a picture of me standing up. I'm a VIN 3 and 5:11, but my lower body is just like thick and chunky I guess and built my legs are bigger than I deserve like a huge calves and I hated bench press I was really like it's surprising how like like what am I saying off? Most people you see it, like people that work out their upper bodies gigantic and these little tiny legs. I was always the opposite my legs have been huge and thick massive very strong and my my upper body is just weak and Tiny and like embarrassingly flimsy and small and I just like I never I don't know. I hated part of his life. I hated doing it. So like it was like a self-fulfilling prophecy or like I hate doing bench because I'm so weak and then I would never do more bench. And so another thing is I also did Only closed group meeting with a special football bar where instead of holding your arm sideways. You turned your arm. So it's like how do I Ninety Degrees? I guess and you're doing this kind of most you're looking at the camera. I cannot explain it without you seeing it but it also do a lot of dumbbell bench press instead, but I hated upper body stuff. I do a lot of push-ups now that's kind of the only way to upper body workouts at home. I'm glad to not be an athlete now have to work out constantly all the time. I still squat like all the time. I do a lot of squat jumps now lunge jumps. I just love doing lower body workouts. It's kind of weird though. I'm like the only person in the world, but I've always hated doing bicep curls and upper body stuff and moving and doing lower body stuff. So I wasn't really fun for me. So I'm a weirdo you guys all know that off. So that's kind of my preference as a lifter. Not that I'm doing a lot of lists now. Anyway, I do like Plyometrics and body stuff where you don't have to dumbbells and I don't have workout equipment cuz I can't go to the gym cuz there's a lock down where I live now Byron Rome in he goes, he's got the emoji with the eyes looking like And you know the eyes are big and they look sideways like they're all slant. What are they Shifty eyes, maybe is what it's called. Byron says got a different and difficult question for you exact. Would you rather go back to being a Seattle has fan for the rest of your life and then like a million question marks or Would you rather do SOS only using stats and no film for the rest of your life. You have to choose one PS. I know you hate both, but I got to see which one you would pick fan. Love the show. Keep it up song a thumbs up. Thank you, man. First of all Byron. I I appreciate your support your awesome. You mean a lot to me for me when you might be surprised cuz it's it's an interesting question. But it's actually a very very easy Choice despite the fact that I desperately hate the Seattle Mariners and I am spiteful and I hate them and you would think that'd be a tough choice. Actually very easy. I could see myself rooting for the Mariners again someday now, it'd be spiteful. I'd probably be like the way Jets fans are were jets fans kind of hate their team, but they root for them. Anyway, it's like they're emotionally invested money. I made the choice and I was like eleven years old because of all the Heartbreak and the fact that I've told the story lot, but I'll repeat it cuz I think it's interesting people. Some people may not have heard it before when I was like eleven or thirteen. I can't remember the age exactly. I was a kid when Erik Bedard was traded for Adam Jones and it was like my final straw where I was so tired of the bad trades and moves the Mariners kept making we're good player after good player would leave wage earners get better, you know, Adrian Beltre roll upon you as you ski Bettencourt the shortstop went to the Brewers and got better somehow make how is this possible that every player we get rid of that gets better. Oh and by the way, we're making bad horrible stupid trades and Adam Jones was an incredible All Star four years of the Orioles and I was like, what the heck were we thinking? Why would we do that from then on I decided that we should not include me. I don't want to be associated with the Mariners anymore. I didn't support what they were doing. And I was like, I'm thirteen years old or eleven her old I was and I'm like You know what? I have no agency here. My only choice is whether I follow and support this team or not. And because I hate the movies are making so bad. I'm not a fan so spiteful angry. I decided not be a fan of Seattle Mariners. Now, you also would realize I also hate statistics and not really that I hate numbers themselves. I hate the way people use statistics people go. Well, he's bad. He had five interceptions. So what if he threw five perfect passes that bounced off the receiver's face went up in the air got intercepted is that the quarterback's fault know it's nice and most people that cover football especially football is one of the sports where that happens the most people look at a box score and go well the team 1:40 to 213 quarterback at these numbers and they just read you some numbers anybody can look up on the internet and it didn't even watch the game. I go the opposite end of the spectrum. I do way more work cuz I watched almost every single football game every single week. I do so much work watching games, but it pays off because I think my inside is more nuanced and more detailed and understand what I'm talking about a lot more. I would never compromise my business. So what I'm used to do Stats all the time or be a Mariners fan. I'm going to be a Mariners fan fine. I'll do that. Ninety percent of the time I'm awake is spent working and doing my job cuz I love it and it's fun by the way, but I'm a strong opinion Sports is my baby. It's my heart and soul. I'm not compromising my show like ever at all so I could root for the Mariners again. I would never ever make a show just based on stats and not watching film and not watching football games. That sounds really really terrible to me and people if you want that show it already exists go watch most of ESPN. That's already what they do. I'm good. I don't want to do that show it already exists. I'm happy basing what I say off of what I see on film. You may not agree with what I see and that's fine. But you can at least know if I talk about something it's cuz I saw it with my own eyes. I look through this act treatment, which is I watch a game my brain ride all sat around and it spits out words and when I put things through that treatment I try to come up with something interesting and helpful valuable Insight. I'm not just some wrong. Looking at my phone going well here 357 yards and two touchdowns, but one interception and one interception. I'm going to hate on it forever. It's like well, no footballs way more nuanced than that off. And so I will never ever become a guy who only relies on stats to talk about football. Now, I want to say one thing about stats cuz I hate on stats a lot. You guys made took a deep reverence for Brett. Kollmann. Any Brett. Kollmann is he's made a great video where he's on camera a bunch talking about the Houston Texans and there are very few videos or kind of craters on YouTube that suck me in and make me want to watch a bunch. I just I am not a guy that I I listen to like three podcasts. I don't really want to have any more podcasts in my repertoire. Listen to those. I'm happy. I'm very insular do my own thing. I have my own Rhythm and Brett. Kollmann is one of those few rare creators that can suck me into a video and make me want to watch the entire thing. So first of all kudos to Brett, he's on camera Now I like seeing his face. I know he's putting more effort into that. It's like you may not realize how much more effort it is to have to be on camera vs. Recording a voice over. It's way harder. It's a ton of work Brett. Kollmann a shout out to you. You're awesome. You know, I love you man. But what Brett does that I really I think is valuable and I have great reverence for great respect for is the way that Brett kollmann useage statistics because he uses Advanced metrics and a lot of deep level analytics that are much more valuable than a completion percentage. He uses like adjusted completion percentage a lot. I would rather I just don't go into that world. I don't even get the numbers. I think maybe profootballfocus I have no idea. I've never asked Brett the secrets of the trade that he does and I don't see myself ever being that guy. I would rather go when I watch here's what I would rather than here's what the numbers tell me. It's just not the way em, but the way that Brett uses numbers is the correct way in my opinion to use numbers and football where Brett uses valuable helpful statistics that actually add Insight wrong. And just kind of propping up a stupid number to make his point most people on S Pen and you know Fox Sports and stuff to say numbers that make their argument sound good rather. They build their argument around the numbers in the building their argument around what they see on film and using numbers to back up their argument. Is that make sense. I just want to give credit where credit's due. The one person uses numbers very very well in the sports world that I've seen is Brett kollmann credit to Brett. He's great. But I never see myself becoming a stats person that uses numbers very often and often by the way. If anyone I hope nobody thinks I'm taking a shot of bread cuz Brett is like I I know when someone smarter than me and I think that's my goal is to be interesting. I'll never be the smartest. I'm talking about football. I just honestly and Brett knows way more about football than I do. He he says stuff I go. Hi, I could never tell you why that right guards technique was wrong. I just I know quarterbacks very well and it'll a lot of skilled positions very well. He knows Nuance to football that I don't ever know. And so I I'm just saying that Brett's use of stats are great and well done. He uses stats to augment his film videos rather than relying and leading on some some people on ESPN lean on stats and it's a mess. So my long rambly answer is to say I'm never going to become the stats guy. I would much rather just be a fan of the Mariners if given that choice. And you know a gun to my head telling me pick one. So that's what I would do. Drew rights in Jesus. Was that only two questions. Oh my gosh, we're running so long in this episode Drew writes in he says me find it. Hey Zach. First of all, I want to read a comment from Connor. Connor rights and he says hey Zach, I'll ever content man. Keep up the grind. I love you as a person to listen your F1 content, even though I don't understand it at all. That's awesome. By the way. Anyway back to say I'm 17 years old and in March my dad passed away. I wanted to thank you for helping me through some tough times, man. So I wanted to read that Connor. I want you to know first of all, I'm so glad and grateful you. Listen to the show. I want to say I appreciate you saying that you love me as a person. It means a lot to me. I really am. I know I'm not the smartest person talking about football. I'm not the richest or the most successful or the maybe I'm the most Hawaiian shirt person out there. I don't know but there's a lot of people out there that cover Sports and I I know that my faith hope that my Edge is that on the most authentic. I really try hard to be the most honest and open about who I am and share the highs and the lows and the human aspect of this stuff. So am I, I appreciate you getting a little bit of recognition and I feel appreciated as a person when you say that means a lot to me. I'm glad you watch my F1 content. I I don't think you need to be a gigantic fan of FF know a lot about the sport to enjoy the the right the storytelling you can get out of that if that makes sense. I I think you can become a fan of the sport without knowing a lot about it. I guess my point there. You said your dad passed away. then March and so it sucks man. I don't know. I just that's terrible. My my dad and I are very very close. I talked to my dad almost every single day. I have no idea what I would do my dad passed away. It's just terrible. I just I feel for you. That's terrible. I I do I want to say that. I hope that the show can you say it helps you through some tough times? I know I got a lot of podcasts that have been like that for me my brother died four years ago home, and that's when I discovered podcast my brother had a podcast. He just loved it was guy named Colin Moriarty on it and that podcast was the thing that made me want to even make podcasts. I really really life Collins my dude. I really like his content and my brother was a huge fan of his and so that's why I do all this is cuz of my brother's death it got me into podcast maybe want to do that. You may not know my brother actually wanted to do a podcast with me and I never did it and then he died and I started one because I really wanted to honor him and then I turned and I just loved I fell in love with the whole platform in the hole. I fell in love. Making content. I love it so much. I I hope that the show can not just for you Connor, but for other people out there twenty-twenty has been crazy and awful and I hope that my show can be a distraction and be a positive moment in people's week. I know that I sports for me are an escape and I have no shame in saying that I I don't want to focus on politics or focus on stuff going on in the world that makes me incredibly depressed and Incredibly sad and I there are so many problems around the world. I feel powerless to fix and that's odd. It's terrible and I know that Sports bring me joy, and I love talking about them and that's that's my escape from reality and my escape from the world and I hope that my show can be that for other people too. That's why I have a gret I did that bears topic last week about my conspiracy theory about the Bears the more did research the more I just think I sound like an idiot a little bit and I don't my biggest regrets are though is that I try to keep Big real world stuff out of my contents. I don't want to I don't want my content to make people feel stressed or I don't want the real world than my content very much. I don't and I know that I don't know. I just I wonder if that was good move or not it I did it. It's over. I can't take it back. I'm a person who makes mistakes and I'm not perfect. But I guess the last thing to say concret my advice to you and if you want and I don't know if you do but I'm going to say this because You know four years ago my younger brother took his life. He died and your dad died and death is one of those things that it's just awful. There's no real good. There's not really much like silver like it's hard to be like, well, you know people used to tell me what everything happens for a reason and I honestly wanted to give those people a gigantic punch in the face. Like f that I don't think there's any reason why my brother had died, it's not fun. There's no good answer there, but I will say that I hope I've used my brother's death to become a stronger better more thoughtful more caring with a tech person. I look back at who was in high school and go out. I was kind of a Kind of Dick kind of a jackass like not a person. I'm super proud of and I hope I've become more apathetic and have a better heart and a a a more caring and I I thought going through my brother's death. There's it's I would never I don't want that to happen. I would never say like it's the best thing ever happened to me, but it's also been something I've tried to use to become a better person. And so I took Connor you can do that with your dad's death, but I just my heart goes out to you. That's really awful. And I'm sorry for you drew. Thank you for listening man. Thanks for watching. Thank you for tuning in and everybody out there too. I hope it's cold. I really am I love my life like so much and I am I'm looking at moving somewhere soon. That's going to I think bring a lot of joy to my life. It's not going to like I moved somewhere that and I don't think moving somewhere is going to solve all my problems. I don't have a lot of problems. I'm actually pretty happy. But I know that I have a vision for my life and where I want to go and the show makes that possible to be able to move away and get away from home. The area where I live is getting seems like it's getting worse and worse and worse, and I don't want to be here anymore, and I have the availability. It seems like eventually to move away from here and that that's so cool, and that's because of you guys and it means a lot of me. So been saving up for quite a few months trying to get a chunk of change so I can use it to move away, and I just appreciate that means a lot to you guys watch and listen, and I just am so grateful for your support and grateful for the effect you listen on patreon, and it means a lot to me. So, thank you so much Conor. Thank you. I praying for you. I don't pray, but I don't really have it. I want to go with every day. I hope you're doing well. I just don't think about you and your dad and hope you're good. Who writes in says? Hey Zach longtime fans since your Manziel analysis from last year, keep up the good work and I'm happy that you seem like you're in a better place mentally compared to back then relating to that. How do you feel about your presentation changes over the course of SOS so far are Hawaiian shirts here to stay for the rest of the time. I guess it just says the rest of time. So first of all Drew I made that Manziel video in my college dorm room back of the audio by the way is really echoey. I think it was on a white background like just solid wall. Now, I have my own place. I live in my own place that I went out and I I used to master bedroom as a studio. I have my own Studio, which is pretty crazy and cool my humble little Studio. I have a place table that I record on and I got a curtain behind me and I gotta say I some people hate on my set sometimes and I honestly strongly disagree with people that don't like the way I record the show me. I love it. I love the curtains behind me. I know that they're boring. That's kind of intentional. I don't think I want a crazy visual presentation. I don't need to be in a high-rise New York flexing on the fact that Iraq Riverview. I don't need that. I first I don't have that. I don't I just the curtains are cheap and they're simple and the point of this show was what I'm saying. Is the podcast this is a the ideas coming out of my mouth or what I hope is the the central focus of this show where Hawaiian shirt because it's comfortable and because it stands out well go to the background and I like it. It's who I am or Hawaiian shirts here to stay. I hope so. I'm looking for more. I mean the parameter of what shirt I wear on the podcast is pretty limited because I like I want to share that's comfortable that it's not super sweaty or hot that God. I it's colorful cuz it stands out in the background. That's a tough ask and so I mean that's why we're so many duplicates people. Like why do you wear the same shirt every episode? I have five of these shirts now, by the way, and I thought I can find any more had to go to Ross and it's only place. I found this shirt and I would like multiple Ross's to find this exact shirt in my area this shirt. You can't buy online. I'll never find it again and very sad about it. I've tried very hard to do that long, but it's because there there's very rarely a shirt. I wear that I got this is what I want to wear on the podcast. I love it. Now my background, I think that the curtains they're cheap. They're simple. They're great. That's my girlfriend's idea. She's not here, but that's where she sits when we do work in the office and I genuinely liked it. I think it's a good answer one of my favorite things. I do on the show was that when A coach gets fired. I make it look like a coach peering out from behind the behind the curtains to make it look like they're like the curtains closing on that coach and I kind of hate the distract people are like we should have a better Studio. Look, I'm not a former NFL player with fifteen employees and millions of dollars behind me. I don't have a gigantic. It's I'm not jealous of that person and I am actually follows me and Instagram. He's a really good guy, but I I don't have the resources some people have and I think it's a bit ridiculous the expectation like what are you have a crazy dope set. It's like well, this is what I first of all what I like and my speed happy with I also don't have the resources to make a gigantic crazy impressive set of have enough to do what I do and I like it. I'm happy with that. It's enough and again, even if I had better resources than a gigantic deal with a huge company. I think I'd still have something kind of like this cuz this is who I am as a person. It's simple it's laid-back and that's what I am and what I try to be and so I don't see this changing. I'm looking forward to move moving at some point. I'm really excited about a move. I'm going to make hopefully next year to a place. I really want to go badly and even when I move and I have a new place that I can change the studio background, I'm probably going to keep the curtains cuz I liked it and that's good enough for me. And that's what I like and maybe maybe someday down the road it'll be better in cooler. But I like the Lo-Fi low-key, you know approach I have now with my presentation it's good enough for me. And again the focus of this show are the words being said in the ideas shared from guests and from my side of and from the audience sending a question. So this show is about ideas not about the visual presentation. So I'm very very happy with the way things look in the way things sound and they're good enough for me. Stephen writes in fun one here. Steven says, hey Zach a lot of love from the UK simple question in order if you had to make right now Myles Garrett Aaron, Donald and Khalil Mack one two, and three how would you rank them and why so Myles Garrett if you don't know was the Browns defense event former number one overall pick. He's phenomenal Aaron Donald is the Rams defensive tackle and Khalil Mack a defensive end for the Chicago Bears. How would I rank them is actually this this is fun to think about a fine exercise and want to be clear about something. One two and three these are like splitting hairs like or maybe like splitting atoms like it's incredibly close switching Khalil McDonald Aaron Donald and and Myles Garrett. I think the biggest wage Gap is between 1 and 2. Actually, I'm going to answer this question as if I was building a team, who would I want to have the most and there's some factors in there that are not just like who's the best player so I won't do it that way. If I was building a football team the number one player I would want out of these three is Aaron Donald. Absolutely Aaron Donald. He neutralizes the Run game he because he's so good inside you actually makes a defensive ends even better coming out the edge something I learned from Brett. Kollmann. I really appreciate is Brett kollmann pointed out the way that an interior defensive lineman really can impact a defensive tackle. Look at the Mark Lawrence on the Dallas Cowboys part of why he's got low production right now is the Cowboys don't have a very good defensive tackle helping him out. And Aaron Donald can make both guys in the outside like way way better because How good he is inside by the way can stop the run? But Aaron Donald's also a surprisingly shockingly good pass-rusher for a defensive tackle. It's very very odd to find the guy who's a run-stuffer who can also get after the quarterback and get a lot of sacks. Aaron Donald is crazy versatile. He's one of a kind he works hard as a great leader wage. I 1000% would pay a ton of money to get him on my football team. And if you ask me like I remember a couple was it two years ago. Now when Aaron Donald and Khalil Mack got massive contracts back-to-back. I think Aaron Donald contract is simply better because of the impact he has on so many more aspects of the game and more people around him. Aaron Donald is probably a defense of player. I would take over with almost anybody in the NFL. I'm having a hard time thinking of who I would rather have on my football team if I had a number one overall a defense of pick in the NFL, you know, someone said pick any defensive player throughout the league who would you want I honestly think Aaron Donald this is my number one overall pick. I really love Aaron Donald. I think he's so underrated even in spite of the fact. He's like incredible and people know he's incredible. So Aaron Donald is a guy I'd put number one on that list. Number two would be Myles Garrett look again. It's like splitting hairs between Myles Garrett and Khalil Mack. The reason why I like Myles Garrett is cuz he's younger. He's destroying one-on-one matchups off that puts Khalil Mack at number 3. It's also close though based on the first couple of weeks Myles. Garrett is doing a better job. He's a bigger challenge, I guess in pass-pro like you really is destroying people in one-on-one matchups, and I don't know he's barely The league is barely caught on to how good Myles Garrett has very quickly become and you see when you watch Khalil Mack go watch them on Thursday Night Football people understand. You can't leave Khalil Mack in a one-on-one situation with the league is cut up that Khalil Mack. They're giving him the respect. He deserves Myles Garrett people are still catching up to oh, you literally cannot leave him one-on-one with anybody. He will destroy you in sack the quarterback. We saw the Dallas Cowboys learn that very quickly. Actually, they didn't learn that they just weren't example of hey, don't leave them on A1A Cowboys never made an adjustment to do better blocking Myles Garrett not put him in one-on-one opportunity so long because the league hasn't caught up to Myles Garrett. He gets better opportunities. So I would take Myles Garrett number to Khalil Mack number three, but that's like It's so close. It's like splitting atoms. It's ridiculous how difficult of a call that would be but number one Aaron Donald above everybody else. Aaron Donald is by far that guy off in the league. If I'm building a defense. He's the number one guy. I pick probably as I say it out loud. He's a normal guy across the league. I would pick up everybody else. I love Aaron Donald. He took such a big impact the impacts your your your cornerbacks. And your what do you call the the secondary where he makes Anna light blinked on that word for a second but he makes it because the quarterback has to get rid of the ball quickly your secondary benefits or defense events benefit your linebackers benefit. Cuz if they miss a gap Aaron Donald swims and he's right there making a tackle. Anyway, Aaron Donald has a profound impact on a football game and much more than almost any other defensive lineman in the entire NFL The next question is from clutch God as a fun one. I like it. Cuz God says hey Zach. What avatar The Last Airbender characters. Do you think would make the best NFL Quarterbacks? I think Saka and Katara should be great and the Zulu would be entertaining for sure. But what do you think? So I would want Zuko at quarterback and Uncle iroh as my head coach now to be clear. And you're only going to get this if you watch Avatar The Last Airbender, I would want vehicle from the final episode of the show Zuko who has been through pain and then learned from it off you go. That's exactly what I would want to be my quarterback. So it goes my favorite character in that show. He is why I watch the show Asuka made me cry watching avatar Last Airbender got no shame saying that he's talented. He's smart. He's wiser. I like the edge. He has he's got some rage I think as actually having an edge like that. We are like hey, sometimes you gotta just say F you and get to the point and be a little bit aggressive and he's got that and I long as you can always learn from his mistakes and learn from the pain. He's been through that's the guy wants my quarterback Bar None just as a human being and Zuko if there's I don't think there's a lot of characters I would not want to hang as my quarterback. He's he's I think weak and soft and I don't I don't I don't think anger is an impressive great leader. Zucca was a guy I followed that dude into a bath And that's kind of a football is sometimes is a battle and there's not a lot of characters. I look at avatar Last Airbender go that's a leader. I want as my quarterback Zuko was one of the rare people shockingly don't watch season were to come to that conclusion. But by season four at the end you go. Yeah, it's Zuko's the guy I would want leading. My football team is Eagles put aside. He understands his place. He is he gets it he everything about you go. That's the guy I want leading my football team as a quarterback. The next question is from Burt Macklin. I love it. I don't know if that's your real name at doubt it but I love it so much. He says hey Jackie Robinson. This isn't really a question more of just something I wanted to say, but there are many people out there who don't understand why people love baseball. I haven't really played baseball since literally, but I I've been off a few teams here and there. Sadly that most of the teams I've played on have had issues not having enough players getting canceled due to the virus. But I believe that having played the game of baseball makes you love the sports so much more sort of hard to explain but being a part of the baseball team and playing the game is just so enjoyable in a way that many people who haven't played baseball don't understand. I know this was a question, but feel free to let me know your thoughts as I'm sure you can relate to this so long I play baseball. I thought it was a I love pitching a lot pitching in baseball is my favorite thing. You're on the mound. It's you pretty much control the entire game by the way, quarterbacks and pitchers house so much loss of power in sports and was anybody else. I love the feeling of striking another human being out like it's so much fun. You'll like I I beat that game. I beat that guy. He's now on the bench cuz I struck him out. It's a Priceless feeling or like when you my best pitch I never had a very strong arm. I always had an okay arm, but I was so accurate with the baseball. I literally could find that dog outside bottom right corner, like better than anybody else when you could paint the corners, which I could as a picture. I love doing that and then it was really fun when you would throw corner corner corner and maybe called the bolts two and one or you know, three and one River. What am I said? It's wanted to count where you got a ball and two strikes and it's all about high and inside ball. You jam the batter. They have a hard time pulling the back through they miss or they found I love playing with the batter when you're pitching is so much fun. I'll be honest though. I I stopped playing baseball in high school. I moved schools. I had a hard time batting. I never I love pitching. I hated batting and part of that part of why I hated baseball though, and this is a And if I could go back I would I think I would be a lot less scared of batting cuz I think part of it was this moment. You know, I quit baseball before I really became a quarterback and as a quarterback, you have thousand people watching, you know, the lights are on your the center of attention and that scared me in baseball. I hated being the center of attention and then in football i basked in it. I was okay. I was fine. Like I was very comfortable a moment. So I think if I could have gone back and played more baseball, I would have been okay being the center of attention batting but I hated there's all this pressure to do certain things people are telling you constantly make tweaks and like shut up. Let me do my thing. Like I hated the way the pressure of batting really got to me my head. It's very funny how that works. But also part of my hate baseball is I hated my teammates as a kid. I loved the sport baseball pitching is incredible. I think I'd be a lot more confident better now cuz I wouldn't care as much. But and it's funny like I quit baseball writers. I kind of came in my own as a human being like I buy my senior year especially now, I don't care. I'm very confident who I am. I'm comfortable. I'm the guy that's like loud and annoying wearing Crocs cuz I'm like, I don't these are strangers. Why do you care what they think about you doesn't matter, but I know that my teammates in baseball as a kid were very broadly and annoying and you know hanging out the Dugout wasn't fun. It wasn't I know a lot of people when they talk about baseball though, man had a good time with my friends and I wasn't friends with the people on my baseball team actually hated them. They were like Friday and Broly and kind of bullies and annoying and they're all I mean everybody I was insecure everything that team was insecure always making fun of each other and like I just I didn't like it didn't want to go to the birthday parties. I don't hang out with them and like them as human beings. And so I just it's sad I think if I'd been on a team with people I liked I would have enjoyed Way more and I'm not a loser like I at least I was in high school. I was starting quarterback on my high school football team. I dated a cheerleader I but I hated the way that like the quote cool kids acted and I guess I it's funny, you know later in life. I've dated a girl and they're like your date exact the quarterback and I'm like, I never thought of myself that way but I never considered myself. One of the cool kids those kids you had a nice car and the the girlfriend and went on vacations and something just the rich kids, I guess but I hated the the cool kid attitude like I don't why is there this click Enosburg there this idea that you have to act a certain way to be cool. It's annoying and dumb and I'm not a bro. I never I don't party. I don't really drink. I hated frat parties in college. I think there are people out there that want someone who's Grohe. That's not me. I'm an introvert who loves sports and so I never I think part of why I quit baseball is I simply hated the people I was around I didn't want to be around that or be a part of the job. Dugout I just didn't like the people and I wonder if yeah, I don't know. I just wasn't I noticed a lot in sports. There's a lot of people I just don't connect with and that's it's kind of agreeing to say that but I don't have to I'm now a professional I work alone. I'm very happy with that. There are simply people out there. I don't want to see I don't want to like there you're not going to like everybody and that's okay. I'm not ever going to like me and so I think part of my problem with baseball was I was paired up with people I didn't like and it kind of ruined the sport for me a little bit. I know that man, I would love to play. Like adult softball sounds so much fun. Like I I know in the Mid-West as a kid. I lived in Minnesota for a while. My dad used to play softball with his friends and like I can I do that like that sounds like actually a great time or me that my friends like actually just go play like softball and hit home runs and drink a beer and hang out sounds like a blast but I never got that fun hangout experience in baseball as a kid and that's disappointing but it's honest. It's true. So Bert, I I'm glad you enjoyed baseball through teammates. I never did and and hope it's clear. I don't think I'm better than those guys. I just didn't connect with them. They just were you're always grabbing you and like doing the nipple like twists or the they were very touchy and annoying and I just was like, I don't I'm not I don't think you're funny. I don't want to joke with you. I don't I didn't like them and I we didn't Vibe as people and they said they all hung out in high school and I just went my own way and hung out different people cuz I didn't like them as people so Kettering baseball for me a little bit. If you don't like the people you're with it's a huge disadvantage in the sport of baseball cuz of how much down time and how much simple just hanging out there is so yeah Burda Hopatcong your question the way you liked I got an exciting question here next. I need some water cuz I talked for a long time there. Carter writes in Carter says Carter says I know you already gave hockey a try and it didn't work for you and to be clear. I tried to cover and fire hockey. I love the sport of hockey and I hope it's clear like game seven Stanley Cup finals. I'm there. I want to go to a Bruins game someday. I think hockey like and specifically the Boston Bruins. I'm not from the area at all living the Palm Coast, but I Boston Chicago there's a couple of Rena's and hockey that are just crazy and Rowdy and loud and I'd love to be there now. He says if someone with an established hockey podcast reached out and wanted to join the strong opinion sports brand, what would you do? I know you're like keeping everything in your voice and opinion, but I'm curious if your partner if you would partner with another person off and then he says in parentheses. I do not have a hockey podcast and trying to link you with I'm just curious. Thank you for that. By the way, I don't know. So number one, I think people don't realize I have other podcasts. I have a podcast called the flawed humans podcast my girlfriend edits it we do it right here. She sits there. I said here we talk about life and it's way more General than just thoughts. I also have a podcast called desperately dating where I do a podcast about dating literally with my stepmom and it's super fun and it's quirky and interesting and I enjoy it. I'm also starting a podcast infect worry about movies. I got a fun title about that. It's going to be it's going to play off of what to do with football really really fun podcast their I'm excited. I love bacon content and I do a lot of content, but I also I'm not the ringer. I'm not Barstool Sports. I am one human being in one person and I'm not going to put my name on something. I'm not directly not directly involved with that make sense how so I guess off. No, I'm never going to do a partnership with another person called themselves strong opinion hockey or something. Nothing like that. Although that might be a good title. If you want to do that. You should that's actually a good name for a brand if you're willing to do that. Here's how I would cover hockey and I if anybody listening either has a hockey podcast or knows of a hockey podcast that is good and interesting and send it my way. I'll look at it and get like that it and check it out for information. But I I would love to cover hockey this way where I have a weekly guests and you know, they have their own hockey platform whether it's a podcast off or whatever and they would come on my show as a guest. We talked about hockey. They would also promote their she'll say hey, my name is Akshay Kumar with the my name is, you know, say Doug Hoffer. I have a hockey podcast and I I'm here from strong opinion hockey and let me let's talk about hockey. Right we talked about hockey. It'd be fun be interesting now, I would have to like and respect their work them. A tough ask cuz there's not a lot of people when they look on the Sports World. There's a lot of people and I'm not trying to be pretentious but there are people out there to go. I don't like your podcast. I don't like your work not interested in working with you a lot of people like that out there. But it sounds fun to me to have someone come on my show and talk about hockey cuz I love hockey. I legitimately I used to go as a kid to games. They're fun. They're exciting young. So just have no idea how to cover it how to follow it. It's too busy. It's hard to find I'm covering other stuff often. It makes me kind of sad because I it feels like something missing in my life where I want to find a way although hockey, but I need to have someone else simplify it for me and honestly, I'm never going to watch enough games to really say anything comprehensive about it, but I do know that if I had a weekly interview or weekly conversation with expert where I could say. Hey, who is the who is the leader in the MVP race? What's the MVP even called? Cuz I know it's some weird name what team looks really good. How are the coyotes doing house this house that How's the news franchise in Seattle doing who fired their coach? That'd be fun to talk about to do like thirty minutes a week with a guest to talk about hockey. I would love that and if there's a hockey guests out there or person who knows hockey really well and they want to just maybe they're only content is literally my weekly segment. I have no idea. I'm spitballing here. But if I could ask somebody questions and you know talk about what I'm interested in regarding hockey and be really fun. I don't give you interesting. I think be good content, I think because I am not a fan of hockey what how well I'm a fan of hockey. I don't follow hockey vigorously. I think I could actually ask questions that a general normal human being who doesn't watch every hockey game would be curious about I could speak for the audience a little bit grainy an expert have a good time with that if you're really fun for me honestly, so I would love to do that. I'm literally trying to speak this into existence actually as I say this out loud if anybody out there wants to be on my show weekly talk about hockey. Hey dead. Hit me up. I'll take you out. If if I reject you, please don't be offended that there's a lot of people out there. I don't like their content. So if you have the stones and honestly, I hope you don't reach out to me other people send me someone else who has a platform. I can then reach out to that human being that sounds a lot better to me. I hate rejecting other people. It's not fun. But yeah, if I can do that, I would actually really love to cover hockey once a week that specific way. They come on my show I ask them questions the interesting. It'd be fun. I would love it if we can make that happen. Hit me up. Especially I don't know if I have a bigger platform than the other person about hockey. But if I do they could use my platform to leverage their own podcast. They win I get I get I have fun talking about hockey they win cuz they get free promotion. I I don't know if that's crazy. I've never I haven't talked to my dad about this. My dad's kind of my brand Bulldog. I've never shared anybody with this idea with anybody, but it sounds fun to me. And that sounds fun to anybody else. Give me feedback. Let's talk about it should be fine could be interesting. Let me know what you think about my idea of how to cover hockey and my own weird strong opinion Sports Unique Style Joey has the final question of the day. Joey says, good morning. Good afternoon. Hello Zach, first time Patron question here. Thanks for being bringing consistently great Kane such an inconsistent time as a Bronco fan. This has been a very depressing month. What is your opinion on the best way a coach or GM can rally team from devastating injuries such as own case. The one bright spot. I see in our season so far is Jerry jeudy, what are your thoughts and his first month in the NFL? Thanks again, and don't forget to take care of yourself. Joey thank you. I appreciate your support. The Broncos season now, it's all about Improvement. I mean if you're a Bronco fan I feel bad for you because everybody got injured like all your a bunch of your starters got hurt. Even you're starting quarterback. Now if you're a coach, how do you motivate them? Well, it's pretty easy to motivate. I'm you say this is your job. You gotta bring high-level effort or else we're going to fire you or we're not going to give you a new contract. You're literally are working to earn money. So Motorsports in the NFL is much easier than in other places around the world are other places revolving football. Like if you're a if you're all you're if you're in high school football and you only play for fun and everybody gets hurt and you're like a right tackle. Like I don't care anymore. I'm just sad and depressed unless you're working for a scholarship then that's a little bit different too. But usually you have a reason to play the reason to play the NFL's to make money, but also to get better off this year is about growing as a team. There's a lot of things that I believe the Broncos have gotten right Jerry. Jude is a great draft pick KJ hamler is coming back. I think Drew lock is a Young quarterback developing. These young players have to learn how to play together how to manage everybody this year. Actually the pressure's off. Thank goodness. Cuz Denver can actually go well now we can tweak little things and play around with a charmer can go how do we use both running backs? We got two good running backs Phillip, Lindsay and Melvin Gordon. How do we manage them will find out that'll be fun and interesting. You can experiment a little more this year is about learning play together and perfecting your craft. And actually that's really really good because next year when everybody gets healthy and it's back the Broncos want to be able to make a Deep Run. They have the capability to do that. They're very quality football team and because of this year with everybody injured it actually is kind of a benefit where they can say. Well, hey, let's figure out how to win together. I feel very good about that actually like that song and that's what I want to see moving forward for the Denver Broncos. Is them learning how to play together as a football team? Cuz my name is Akshay Kumar. Thank you so very much for tuning and I really appreciate it. That's all I have for today. My timer says an hour 20 says our 31. My guess is the show will be about an hour wage. Depending on I have no idea. We'll find out. I don't know what's going to happen when I added the show, but we'll see and I love you. Hope you have a great day, but I'm bum bam we are done.

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#338 Dak Got Paid, JJ Watt Went To AZ, Drew Brees Will Come Back, Big Ben Side Step & Jalen Hurts

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#338 Dak Got Paid, JJ Watt Went To AZ, Drew Brees Will Come Back, Big Ben Side Step & Jalen Hurts

"Oh my goodness. Good morning. Good afternoon. Whatever it is for you. I hope you're having a fantastic day. My name is Zach shomler. This is strong opinion Sports episode. 338 over doing very very well. It's been a while went away on vacation got engaged to my ex-fiance Elizabeth. I'm very excited about that Not A, lot's been going on in the football world and the sports were I just there's a lot of stuff happening like I don't care. I'm not interested. JJ Watt went to Arizona. We'll talk about that today the Dak Prescott contract finally after years of waiting finally happened. We'll talk about that. I'm very excited. I'm going to say stuff about it. I would have never thought I would say about the Dak Prescott contract will talk about Jalen hurts Big Ben Drew Brees ton of great stuff later in the week. Look for the predictions versus reality series to continue. I'm going to finish out of my own I last year. There was a gap too cuz I think I went on vacation again. It I want to finish it and do the rest of it. I don't know if I'm going to do much more patriotic questions with it. People just not responding on patreon as much as I would hope with questions about predictions versus reality. I might be one final post to say if any other questions about your team, here it is. Otherwise the question I'm getting back. There's just not very many and like people on patreon don't seem very interested in predictions versus reality. So, I might just finish it without any patriotic questions. Let me know. I want to start today's episode real quick by acknowledging something. I made a mistake last episode I talked about and and I know that this is now less relevant because Dak Prescott never became a free agent and he signed a new contract with the Dallas Cowboys, but I talked about how interesting it would be if that did become a free agent. Maybe he would go to the New Orleans Saints and after uploading the last episode I got in a plane went on vacation and then it quickly came to my attention. Oh, yeah Zach. You're an idiot dead. The Saints have no money even even if and it's a big if even if Dak Prescott had become a free agent, which I thought he was going to buy the way the Saints could out of signing. They don't have the money to sign him. So he he's pretty dumb. I was like, oh man, I screwed up there. I apologize. I I was gone. I was out of town. I couldn't upload anything to rectify the mistake and so it just out there for a long time and I was like, oh no and I know everybody's screwed up at work at some point. That's my big screw-up. I guess I just was like man felt really stupid. So. To the Saints was a silly idea what to acknowledge it cuz I just was like, I haven't spent a long time never said anything and I felt bad. I was I couldn't say it was away. Now. Let's shift gears to talk about. I want to talk to the people of Texas guys and whoever, you know, so not all of you guys are Cowboy fans, although if I was a Houston Texan fan, I would jump ship to Dallas halfway, like look, I I hate my own Houston team. I'm going to go to Dallas to cuz I just I can't imagine being a Texas Fan right now, but yep. Dallas Cowboys have signed their quarterback Dak Prescott to a long-term contract for years a hundred and sixty million dollars. That's a hundred twenty six million dollars guaranteed. There's a lot of impact number one. I'm so so happy for Dak Prescott. This is a massive huge life-changing thing. I mean, he got the franchise tag last year made a lot of money too. But you realize the first four years of decks contract. I think you made less than 3 million dollars. I keep a rookie contract. He was drafted in the third. I think the fourth round. Actually you don't make much money like you really I mean look more than I do sure. But in the your teammates are making they're making like $800,000 a year, which is good. That does not set you up for Life. Jack Prescott is now set for life. I'm so happy for the guy. He's always seemed like a super good dude. I don't know how I don't know how anybody goes. Oh screw deck. I hate like I just I'm happy for deck. That's awesome. He seems like a great guy. I like his story. I like who he is, and I'm really happy for DEC page. And this contract has been in the news for literally years. I mean we've been waiting and waiting and waiting. This is years of speculation making predictions tons of hype long. It's been really a drawn-out long process and I honestly got to the point where I thought man, this is never going to happen. We've been waiting and waiting and like I I thought doc was going to become a free agent. I really was like, well, it's coming off an injury and it's taken this long. Maybe they're not going to give them a contract at all. Now I will say for most of the time this contract has been a topic of conversation the hike the speculation the years of waiting. I have said that Dallas should not pay Dak Prescott because it's going to be too much money and it will cripple their franchise. That's been my long-standing stance on this topic. I said do not do it. No way have always said if you overpay Dak then you can't pay other people around him cuz he needs teammates and you gotta pay his teammates now. I'm actually very surprised myself. What I'm about to say next is something I would have never thought. I was going to say some of the early contract details of come out and I will say and I will say first I'm interested to see what authors details come out over the next week. I'm sure more stuff will come out and learn even more about the contract but what I've seen so far Is that Dak Prescott's contract actually appears to be a very good deal for both sides both the Dallas Cowboys 13 trying to bring another players and great for Dak Prescott. It appears that the way the contract is structured. Allows for the team to sign other players but also allows for Dak Prescott to get paid a gigantic lump sum of money, which is what he's been looking for and I'm happy that he got it. So. Got a 66 million dollar signing bonus that seventy-five million dollars in year one, which is like wow, that's a huge. I mean a hundred sixty million dollar contract over seventy-five million dollars of that's already going to DACA d r 1 month and it appears that most of that money is coming early on and it's structured in a way that it's not going to ruin their salary cap year to year for example deck is only a 22.2 million-dollar salary cap. Hit next year. That's that's really it's very I think Jared Goff about 33 million. So for deck next year to only be 22, I would have I would pay that to heart beat for that. I got 22 million dollars a year. Absolutely and it looks like it's going to be so you do if the next three years. I keep you seeing people say like well for the first 3 years, it's an average of 42. Billion dollars a year, but again seventy-five million dollars of that is in your one. So the first three is 42 * 3 is 126 / if you take away 75, it's about fifty million dollars in the next 2 years. That's $25 / 2 So in theory if it's what I believe it is they're paying back a very reasonable amount of money. They just gave him all the money. He wanted in the signing bonus, which is great that hides all the costs and saves your team salary cap space for years to come. It. Sounds like they found a creative way to pay back and still have money left over to pay other people and that's I I didn't have the vision for that. I was like, that's not that's not possible. Oh it is. It's the highest signing bonus ever in NFL history for Dak Prescott. And again so much of that money is upfront. It seems like they found a way to pay Dak Prescott's teammates as well for years to come. I look at the contract also includes a no-trade clause the contract includes a know France Santa Claus. So Dallas has their long-term quarterback Dak Prescott. It's huge. It's awesome. I'm happy for Dak. I'm happy for Dallas. They got a quarterback at what actually the signing bonuses an outrageous amount of money, but that's that's not in your salary cap year to year. So actually it's a very reasonable price to pay for Dak Prescott. I I'm shocked. I'm happy. I think that it's the perfect situation where both sides Jack gets basically 55 million dollar check and the team gets a reasonable price for a quarterback moving forward. Everyone's going to talk about well, three years forty two million again. A lot of the money is already spent so If the deal really as more details, they're going to come out about this contract all keep, you know, looking and paying attention. But if the deal is as Team friendly as it appears, I love it. This is my favorite contract. I've seen a long time. I did not believe they could pull this off year to year. It seems like a reasonable price for deck. It doesn't ruin their salary cap. And again my initial impression of this contract is it's great for everybody and I know people have been really angry. I mean, like don't pay Jack don't pay tax. No Patek know I was wrong. I really if the deal really is what it appears to be. It's gray Alys and and great for deck. And so Cowboys fans. You're very lucky. You got a quarterback. That's very good at a reasonable price and it allows you to continue to pay other people moving forward and I think of Dallas like 15 million dollars just this year in salary cap space alone. So good for Dallas and good for deck. Okay. I know I'm a bit late on this next story. I know I'm a bit late on the story. I was out of town. I got engaged my wonderful fiance Liz is I guess one who had a great time with her out of town and we got engaged and my favorite place in the world. I was really excited about that. But while I was gone JJ Watt side with the Arizona Cardinals a two year deal worth $1000000 twenty-three million dollars guaranteed and there's really two possibilities here either. Number one JJ. Watt signing in Arizona is wrong vote of confidence in the Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury or the Cardinals massively overpaid for JJ Watt. So there's two options here either. It's a mistake or it's a good thing and it's a sign of good things to come. Basically. The question is will Arizona win moving forward. Seems like most people saw that amount of money that JJ Watt got people in the know and went. Oh, that's a lot smaller than I thought JJ Watt was going to get and it will say even though JJ Watt is what he's 31 years old. He's still a great leader and he still can't contribute on the field to some degree. Like he's not a bum he can play even if he's not what he wants was and that Still Remains to be seen. So I think that cartels did a good thing bring him home for their locker room. You have a good leader. He's a veteran he can play he's going to contribute a lot in your defense and I would hope Elevate the defense in Arizona. Bears the question were all sold on the Cardinals quarterback. Tyler Moore Kyler Murray number one overall pick out of Oklahoma Heisman Trophy winner. Fantastic quarterback. He's unbelievably good. I think we all go. Yeah Faith Marie he works. He's great. But we still have questions about the Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury Kliff Kingsbury had a losing record in college. He was called at College head coach at Texas Tech had a losing record their got fired and in two years in Arizona. His best record was last year 8 and 8 and that's like 0898 come on buddy. You have great players. You have you brought it down to Hopkins. There's all this hype we expect a better and so far Kliff Kingsbury also has a losing record in the NFL and so a lot of people like look Kliff Kingsbury nice guy people who bought the house is dope. He seems like a cool dude, but he can't win football games. That's what a lot of people have been hearing say and I I kind of get it and I believe JJ Watt was going to go somewhere where he obviously was going to engage in a team like Tampa Bay or Kansas City something like that where you're like, oh this team is an obvious Contender for a Superbowl cuz I called JJ Watt wants to go out on top before he retires what song What I thought he was going to do. Now what else? Oh, I can't imagine myself turning down twenty-three million dollars to go live in Arizona like a play football live in Arizona for 23 million dollars guaranteed. I do that in a heartbeat. So I can't imagine what that decision is like but it does seem like winning in Arizona is going to be an uphill battle despite the good players. They have their can the coach win is Kliff Kingsbury good enough to turn things around and make that happen. So I don't know but I will say it's possible. So either either Arizona paid too much money for an aging veteran or JJ Watt. It's possible contributes to them turning things around in Arizona, which I I love that idea. The Cardinals have a ton of offensive weapons. They have notably quarterback. Kyler Murray wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. DeAndre Hopkins is JJ Watts. Former teammate in Houston Texans. The Cardinals have defensive coordinator Vance Joseph who coached j j y in Houston in 2011-2012 and 2013. They won Playoff games together. They don't dwell Vance Joseph and JJ Watt together. Vance Joseph the Cardinals defensive coordinator has been a defensive coordinator for JJ Watt before in the past. He's also being paired. JJ Watts being paired with Chandler Jones who there's an obscure stat people said well since 2012. Nobody has more sacks than Chandler Jones and JJ Watt part of that song. Jevity part of us. Whatever. It's a bit obscure there about thirty one years old, but I will say there are some good players around JG lot in Arizona where you'll hey, this is an opportunity where possibly if things go, right. They can win an Arizona and I would love I'd love to see that right. It's been a long time Kurt Warner had a brief stint doing very well in Arizona Carson Palmer do very well briefly, but we haven't seen Arizona. You'll have a Young quarterback turn things around become a perennial Flagship was like a tentpole franchising and it's all where they're winning for a long time sustained. I guess sustained winnings. I'm trying to say so maybe they just overpaid for a Veterans Day. Joe other guy's a defensive lineman 31 years old, but it's also possible that in 2021. The winning is going to begin in Arizona. Like either things are going to change or it's it's very I guess now that I say that out loud, it's like very obviously it's going to be good or bad but I don't it's critical one or two ways. It's hard to really predict that I can't tell you. I think I lean towards is going to be good for Arizona because I'm kind of a fan. I like Kyler Murray. I'd like to see that do well, but it's also possible that JJ Watts just old and aging and the coach isn't going to work so I can't predict the future. I don't know. I have to acknowledge the both realities of possible either. It's going to work or it's not but I'm very curious to see like what happens Arizona is JJ Watt, and I think it's going to turn the tide and help them win. I mean, they're doing everything they can or some of their spending money. They're bringing in young quarterbacks. They are bringing other players. I like what's happening in Arizona. I hope it works but it's possible. They just paid more money than anyone else is willing to page a what for an aging veteran defensive lineman. I can't get I just I don't know. I'm not a fortune-teller Eileen. Towards Arizona's getting do well, but again, I am biased I really I have an emotional. I want to see Arizona do well, I've got an emotional connection there. So I'm excited to see if the Cardinals can start winning but we will find out moving forward. I just I would be very happy. If JJ Watt was the the thing that turned the tide and started winning to happen and begin in Arizona Cardinals. All right, guys, I'm going to take a short break when I return we'll talk about Drew Brees Big Ben and Jalen hurts. My name is Akshay omlor. You know what honestly I only drink some water going to keep it going. I thought about taking a break. I got three topics left. We're fifteen minutes in 16 minutes into the episode. It's going to be short when I guess today. Let me start with this question, I guess. Does anybody find it weird that Drew Brees has not retired yet. Is anybody looking around going like oh, I like I I figured Drew Brees is going to wait till after the Super Bowl game Super Bowl is over then Drew Brees to come out and say I'm going to retire have this day in the media. But the Super Bowl was over a month ago. I got home waiting and waiting and waiting like oh it's seems like it's not going to happen. And then I saw a video recently of Drew Brees working out and looked like he was preparing for something else. And he did not look like a guy who was getting ready to retire. Like huh? Okay, we're waiting and waiting and I am sure that Drew Brees wants to end things better in his career wage. Then they went last year or he played most of twenty-twenty hurt the Saints do not appear to have another quarterback moving forward and like what like he's like, I'm better than Jameis Winston and taysom Hill you guys off plan moving forward last year went badly. I was heard a bunch last year. I think it's if more than likely Drew Brees is not going to retire and until he does retire. Like what is I don't think you should believe he's going to retire cuz it's we all thought he was going to but it doesn't appear to be happening. Adding Drew Brees instead of going to try to come back in 20 21 next year and win a Superbowl. I mean he watched the guy in his own division. Tom Brady was in Oro at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers go to the Superbowl and when it's like I beat Tom Brady twice last year, like what he's like if he can do it. I want to try that too. I want to try to have a good finish on top. That's a Drew Brees I think is looking at it's like I was hurt last year with no other plan. I want to come back. And I remember the playoffs when Drew Brees left the field after losing to Tom Brady and Tampa Bay you Drew Brees had that he was walking on the field did like this look up or like like it was looking one more time at the the Dome what a great place and then there's a video of him talking with his wife and Tom Brady there like hang out in the field and Tom Brady throwing the ball to Drew Brees his kids and like that feels like a storybook Movie ending with a guy about to retire. So I think we all were like, oh looks like he's going to retire But it looked like he was going to retire he has it yet, and we're waiting and waiting and waiting. And again, he watched Tom Brady win another Superbowl he had time to think. I'm convinced now at this point Drew Brees wants to try to win another one. He wants to end on top. He wants to give one more run where his healthy all year and try to make it happen. I think Germany is going to come back for one last season as a football fan. It's amazing. I'm very I'm actually I'm happy saying that Drew Brees and Tom Brady are my two favorite quarterbacks growing up. There were the most influential on me. I throw Peyton Manning and they're they're like the trifecta of wonderful playing quarterback and The thought that we might get to see Tom Brady played Drew Brees two more times next year at minimum because they have two divisional games or I guess what, you know conference games no divisional cuz in the same division, I would love that Saints Buccaneers Tom Brady Drew Brees, two more times next year. I'd love that and watch Drew Brees make another one and be healthy. Hopefully all year next year. I think I'd be using I hope that happens. And again, I will tell you this Drew Brees has a retired yet. I can't figure out why and the only explanation is got to be it's because he's not going to retire at all. Let's shift gears. The last two stories are both from the state of Pennsylvania the Steelers and the Eagles Philadelphia Pittsburgh. And so we'll do that here the Pittsburgh Steelers recently announced that their quarterback Big Ben Ben Roethlisberger signed a new contract be restructured things Big Ben took a paycut. He's saving cap space for his team. That's great. Very very good. But the kind of the the footnote there as well and the obvious result of that is They're bringing back Big Ben for one more year. In fact, I even saw that his contract is going to avoid five days after the Super Bowl which is like clearly it's it's a one-year deal and then they're done. So giving been one final year a kind of goodbye farewell tour. And Pittsburgh's getting sentimental. I don't really understand why they're doing this. I don't know why Pittsburgh's bringing back Big Ben. I don't get it. I guess it's probably good for business cuz they'll be hype and intriguing of fans in the stands. They'll come like I want to see Big Ben play one more time before he retires. I mean I get the marketing of all that right. But keeping Big Ben is not a step forward for Pittsburgh for their franchise. I I it's only good if your goal is not to win a Superbowl. I just I go like why why is this happening Big Ben is aging it shows when you watch the guy play. He doesn't look at how Tom Brady takes care of his body. Can you say the same about Big Ben? You can't And instead of trying to figure out a solution moving forward to make your franchise better long-term Pittsburgh just decided to stay put like I like we're not doing anything. I'll bring back back. Then nothing's going to change will stay strong for another year. And I don't get it. I really I said last episode I said when you're dating someone once you realize you're not going to get married to that person, what's the point in still dating them if you're looking to get married and I and people were like really angry like stop making marriage the analogy. It's like well, I just got engaged. It's been on my heart like a little bit right? I've been thinking about marriage quite a bit. And I know that I I I was in a relationship like that where I wanted to someday find my partner forever and I was dating someone I realized oh this isn't this isn't the long term. It's not going to work and I was looking for if you're looking for marriage break-up and find someone else who you thought maybe potentially could And so are the Steelers not looking for a Superbowl is that is their goal nodding Superbowl? Cuz that's what it appears to me. Cuz once you realize the quarterback you have is not going to help you win a Superbowl you move on you guys. It's not work. Unless your goal is something else something like making money bringing people to the stands having some kind of sentimental here. But a step sideways or backwards does not help Pittsburgh solve their long-term quarterback situation. I don't understand. It's actually very weird to me Pittsburgh Steelers fans are not open arms were like don't bring back Big Ben I get their childhood memories and Nostalgia. I understand all that but it's like I don't understand why people are so eager to bring back Big Ben and not make progress moving forward as a franchise. I don't I don't and me that's cuz I'm not a very I don't have I'm not a very emotional person. I don't really I don't often get a medal about stuff. I certainly not about Big Ben. I don't I don't really care. And so and maybe it's because I don't have an emotional tie to Pittsburgh. I I can look at it more objectively. I don't know. And I get I'm glad Big Ben took a paycut great like big band was going to be massively overpaid next year. Good. I'm glad you did that. He's got one year left the contract voice after the Superbowl. He's getting paid way less money. Awesome. But money wasn't the only problem in Pittsburgh Big Ben is part of the problem in Pittsburgh as well. And he's holding his team back. You know, he's keeping them from moving forward. I just I am again. I don't get why Pittsburgh fans aren't upset going. We're not doing we're not working towards a Super Bowl. It just doesn't make any sense to me. Everybody in Pittsburgh has gotten sentimental. They're not going to go anywhere. Next year. The big thing is there long-term quarterback situation is not solved still a big problem. And rather than making a move to try to solve it Pittsburgh said we're going to do nothing and again, they brought in Dwayne Haskins. So maybe the plan is we're going to have big bed next year. We'll see if Dwayne Haskins can be the place and but I just it just feels like a step sideways again. Once you realize you can't win a Superbowl with the quarterback you have what is the point in continuing with that quarterback? Big band is not dead. Who he wants was Big Ben had a hold him career. He was amazing won two superbowls. Fantastic. But next year feels like it's going to be a wasted year for the Pittsburgh Steelers. I don't believe Dwayne Haskins is the answer a long-term. I don't believe Big Ben is he answered a long-term pretty clearly and rather than solving the problem. They took a sideways said I will solve another day and I don't know what I can't think of a single example where by doing nothing. It makes you solve a problem more easily. I just said they're putting the inevitable on hold and they'll be interesting competitive and maybe that's what they're saying. Like, we're just maybe they sold out like we don't want Super Bowls anymore. We want to sell tickets next year and have fun and be a a good team to win some games and has a lot of fan excitement and hype and interest but as far as winning a Superbowl, it's not going to happen next year for Pittsburgh. And so next year in my opinion. If that is your goal feels like a wasted year off or the Pittsburgh Steelers. All right, final story of the day go to the other side of Pennsylvania. I think yeah, cuz Pittsburgh's closer to Ohio and Pennsylvania is are on the other side of Pennsylvania Ave. Philadelphia. I believe that's the layout geographically if I'm wrong. Feel free to make fun of me. I don't know. I don't look at maps that off to Pennsylvania. I can't look at Hawaii all the time assuming in and every little beach in Hawaii, but I don't really have a reason to zoom in on Google satellite view of, Pennsylvania. So a report came out that the Pittsburgh well wrong wrong franchise a report came out that the Philadelphia Eagles owner. Jeffrey. Lurie wants Jalen hurts to be the Eagles starting quarterback next year. He does not want a quarterback competition. And so the owner sent a message to his Personnel Department saying a GM coach like I don't I don't want to bring a new quarterback. Jalen hurts is our guy moving forward next year. And when I'm actually not sure I believe that I love Jalen Jalen hurts was one of my favorite quarterbacks in the draft last year. I think it's great. If I was Philadelphia, I would commit all the way to Jake hurts. I'm a big Jalen hurts believer. But you have to ask yourself. Why did this get out to the media? Why is this out there? Who why is this leaked out? So everyone can talk about it and hear it. Somebody wanted this out there and either it's a disgruntled Eagles employee who's angry that the owners meddling in Personnel decisions going our meddling owner won't stay away. Or it's a smokescreen. There's a reason why this came out and and maybe it's Philadelphia trying to make Jalen hurts feel good and puff up his chest and support him but it's very impossible. The Eagles are actually trying to trick other franchises in the NFL draft. The Eagles have the number 6 overall pick. That's that it's very reasonable to believe they might be able pick a quarterback number 6 overall. so it's also very possible the Eagles put this information out there to mess with other teams to keep them from Trading up to draft another quarterback and steal the quarterback the Eagles want The Falcons have the number four overall pick, they might trade down cuz they got a quarterback Matt Ryan. They want number five overall. The Bengals have Joe burrow. So there's two teams in front of the Eagles minimum had already have their quarterback. Maybe the Dolphins believed into it as well that are going to stick with our quarterback and are willing to trade down. The Panthers and the Broncos draft after the Philadelphia Eagles. The Broncos did not appear to be happy with Drew lock the Panthers have Teddy Bridgewater, but he's not there long-term franchise quarterback. And so the Eagles might be trying to give the Panthers the Broncos maybe the Patriots the state like whatever team might want to trade up ahead of them. The Eagles might have released that information to give other teams a false sense of security. Go. Hey, we're not we're not taking a quarterback. Then they're going to do it. Anyway, that way they can get the quarterback they want for themselves. They might be trying to trick other team. So I love Jalen Jalen hurts. If he was on my team, he's my starting off as long as you don't have like Russell Wilson. Aaron Rodgers Tom Brady somebody like add on our team. Right? Like for the most part. There's a lot of quarterbacks. I would take Jalen hurts over and that's kind of crazy. But I love his leadership. I'm like if I'm a coach I can coach that guy. I work with him. He can get better. I would love to work with Jalen hurts. But I don't know that Philadelphia feels that way they want us to believe they feel that way but I'm not sold. I will see it's very possible. But I currently I'm not sure I buy that Jalen hurts is actually the starting quarterback moving forward of the Philadelphia Eagles to me. It feels like it could be a smoke screen to trick other teams in the NFL draft. All right guys, my name is Akshay Kumar. Thank you so very much for tuning in got a lot of really nice comments on patreon got engaged. I'm so happy. I love with so much. I'm excited to spend the rest of my life with her and I said, I just love my life. I love my job. I love my life. I've two cats that are wonderful. We adopted this cat a little black and white kitty who was pretty clearly abused before we adopted him from the the, you know, the local shelter and when we got him, he was just really scared and hiding and just not he wouldn't come out from under the bed and he just was scared for a long time, but We got back from vacation and ever since then he's been just lounging on his back just happy as a lark. I don't you just purring like crazy, and I I just love my family. I love what I'm doing with my life. Love my job you guys. I appreciate you. Look forward to predictions versus reality the rest of the week, and we'll talk about Kenny golladay is going to be free agent. That'll be interesting. I think he's a guy that everybody should Target in free agency a lot of good stuff up ahead this week. I love you. I'm back. I appreciate you. Hope you have a great day, but I'm bum bam we are done.

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#303 Joe Burrows OLine, The Cowboys Defense, Carson Wentz Failures & Benching Daniel Jones

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#303 Joe Burrows OLine, The Cowboys Defense, Carson Wentz Failures & Benching Daniel Jones

"Oh my goodness. Good morning. Good afternoon. Whatever it is for you. I hope you're having a fantastic day. My name is action alert. This is strong opinion Sports episode 303. I hope you're doing very well. It's early on a Saturday morning in November. The leaves outside are you know, really there in the middle of changing color? They're bright red right now very very beautiful. I was not you talked to somebody this morning who lives in Florida and they saw my picture of the leaves on my Instagram story and oh like that's what it looks like when you have a season. I can't believe that you know, I guess I didn't I never thought about this but in South Florida, there just isn't really much of a seasonal change with the leaves and the colors and interesting to me now. In today's episode. Obviously, we're going to start with the 49ers and the Packers. That's the the first game that happened in the NFL week 9 but then I want to turn back the clock and go back to NFL Week 8 cuz they're still some things. I want to talk about. We learned from week eight last week. We'll talk about how Joe burrow the Bengals quarterback really helps as offensive line. We'll talk about the key to stopping the Tennessee Titans on offense the problem with the Cowboys defense some lessons that you can learn from Carson Wentz the Eagles quarterbacks failures, and then we'll end the show with a I think a good topic about why I would not been charged the Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, but of course as I said earlier will start today with this on Thursday Night Football the Green Bay Packers beat the San Francisco 49ers 34 to 17 month. The Packers are now six and two after the win the Forty Niners are now four and five. This was a dominating Wind by the Green Bay Packers now. Yeah, the Packers played very very well. But also the Forty Niners are just in real life really bad shape. They're missing so many players at this point. Yeah, here's a list of some guys that are out. I'm not going to list them all. I know there's more I'm forgetting but between The quarterback a little bit important Jimmy Garoppolo is on the injury injured reserve with a high ankle. Sprain George Kittle the I would call them the best tight end in football has a fractured foot. He's on the IR three running backs where he most Jeff Wilson jr. And Tevin Coleman, they're all out and injured and so you're missing three running backs three receivers a tight. You're starting quarterback your left tackle a couple other players on defense. I'm probably I know I must be forgetting somebody. But I think the 49ers have a very very solid backup quarterback Nick Mullens. I would say he's in the conversation as maybe the best back up in the entire NFL I would not need a starting quarterback ever at any point in his career. But that was a team that had a quarterback. I liked one of my first phone calls would be. Hey, let's get Nick Mullens in the building cuz he can run our offense well enough and do well for a couple of games for guys hurt and keep our seasonal live in a situation like that and I am not kidding the 49ers quarterback. Nick Mullens was literally throwing to a guy I had never heard of Rick James James, I guess at a Middle Tennessee State, I believe I think I'm getting that right. He's a former seventh-round pick nine catches a hundred eighty four yards and a touchdown. I mean, I know the name now good for him. But that's how far we've come with the 49ers is I just feel bad for Nick Mullens because colvin's screwed up their entire game plan. They missed two receivers were just dead. Kendrick Bourne and Brandon are you they found out right before the game started? Hey, by the way, I could day before a day earlier. Hey, by the way, they're not going to play. So you gotta scrap everything you have planned and you know create a whole new game plan. And Nick Mullens had tier two and two turnovers can't even say turnovers where he hit as he threw. I just felt bad for the guy on 1/3 and 16 got hit trying to throw to a check down. Probably just take the sack. The ball got popped up in the air and intercepted later. He was hit as he tried to throw and he fumbled so again, I the word I keep saying this but I feel so bad for the 49ers am interested in their season. It's been totally nerfed by injuries and Twenty-five. He was twenty-five or Thirty One passing had 305 yards for touchdowns 0 interceptions. He literally only had one incomplete pass in the entire second half and that was actually a throw we're down the pressure. He was extending a play. He just threw it out of bounds away to avoid taking a sack of an Aaron Rodgers was ethereal in this game. He was phenomenal. But there was a moment on a third-and-short. We're Marquez valdes-scantling had when I would call a bad drop. He's wide open. You gotta catch that pass and Aaron Rodgers gave Marquez valdes-scantling that Aaron Rodgers glare the death stare and I hate that crap. I really really hate. It's something we've seen often from Aaron Rodgers where when a receiver screws up he gives them that death glare and I think that the way Aaron Rodgers handles and reacts to Mistakes by his teammates is totally inappropriate and very very unhelpful for his team. He was a very similar moment in the steelers-ravens game in week 8 where a Steelers receiver had a bad drop. I think it was on a key third-down as well. And the Steelers quarterback Big Ben was totally encouraging and kind said hey, the Clapping clapping the hands kind of smiling. Okay, let's go you got this and that's a much better way to put a handle a moment where somebody on your team screws up. Now look again third and five your wide open one hundred percent. That's a pass that needs to be cut. But the passive-aggressive glare that's not a good look and that's not a good way to handle that situation. And it feels like everybody kind of gives Aaron Rodgers a pass for that. You just treated like Wisconsin's Lord and say you're like, oh the mighty Aaron Rodgers and he's won a Superbowl. He's been an MVP he deserves a lot of respect he gets but the glare and the attitude behind it off creates a bad environment. I just if I could ever ask Aaron Rodgers anything I'd ask him about the way that he glares at receivers. You know, I would ask him why he thinks that's okay to do that. I wouldn't just be as you know, all buddy-buddy with Aaron Rodgers. I would really challenge him dude what is going on in those moments? And I guess maybe maybe challenging him as a wrong approach, you know, Erin would probably say well he needs to catch that ball and he would be right, of course, you know, that's true and you're not wrong your receiver on 3rd and five wide open It's gotta catch that passed but in the big picture, I guess isn't it better if receivers want to catch the ball because they like you may not because they're afraid of you. I just think the death glare is never a good idea and Aaron Rodgers and my opinion as a wrong approach. So I guess I wouldn't challenge him but maybe I would you know, cuz I think challenging him would make him just defensive and put his guard up and maybe even an interview but I thought you'd be all mad. But instead I would try to explain that. I think there's a better way. He probably still wouldn't like that either but you could at least try on your end to communicate in a way that doesn't make him immediately shut down, but I just every time I watch Aaron Rodgers do that death glare off receiver who makes a mistake I go dude. That's just not a healthy good positive way to handle that it look at Big Ben. He's like, hey, let's go clapping encouraging kind of smiling. Hey, you got this that's a much better way to handle somebody around you makes a mistake and every time I watch that, I think about Aaron Rodgers going to go man. That's just not a good way to handle that situation. Now, let's turn back the clock a little bit to NFL Week 8. Last Sunday the Bengals beat the Tennessee Titans 31-20 and so the Bangles after the wind there now to 5 and 1 and the Tennessee Titans are five and two. And I don't know that I would call this a close game, you know, the Bengals are up twenty four to seven early in the fourth quarter. But this game is a reminder really of how small margin for error in the NFL is and you know, think about it this way the Titans had 441 yards of total offense in this game actually way more than the Bengals the Bengals or 300 something off Derrick Henry had a hundred and twelve yards rushing and the Titans did some really good stuff in the same things that I go that's encouraging that's good rental at this time down the left sideline just a beautiful perfect throw there was another player where it's third-and-goal technically three yard line. I would call it a 3 and 1/2 3.75 yard run even maybe basically four yards. Where the Titans ran for a touchdown that's an impressive run showing a lot of confidence in your running game. The Titans had a 10-play 75-yard drive where night of their plays were running plays and just like impressive man. They were pounding the rock. So the running of oh, well, I thought rental a couple of really good throws Titans receiver Corey Davis had a really big day had eight catches for 158 yards and another and a touchdown and this is only the fourth time ever. By the way that Corey Davis has had a 100-yard receiving game and part of that is because of course the Titans are really heavy with running the football they have been for a while. But also Corey Davis was the number five overall pick in 2017. And it's kind of sad he's had such a muted career to this point. It's very disappointing for Titans fans. I think I would even say that Corey Davis at a very very disappointing career choice given how high he was drafted. But Corey Davis had this huge day and it's kind of sad that that a lot of success for him did not lead to a Titans Victory. I mean things went well, they're running a little wagon rent analyze a couple of throws Accord Davis had a big day and in the end, you know, really a couple of small things are what led to the Titans losing by a lot. It's funny how again the margin of error in the NFL is so small. We're a couple of small things can have a really big impact Ryan Tannehill had an interception in the end zone where Ryan Tannehill was extending the Play-Off and I think made a throw we probably shouldn't made to probably should have thrown the ball away live to see another day instead forces it into coverage in the endzone got picked off. Stephen Gostkowski, the kicker for the Titans missed another field goal and I like Stephen Gostkowski, but he's really really been struggling this year. He's 10 / 17 kicking. He also missed two extra points so far of year and this game also kind of highlighted really how badly the Titans are struggling to generate a pass rush going into the game and I guess even still this very moment as I talk. The Bengals quarterback Joe burrow is the second most sacked quarterback in the entire NFL you would think hey, wait any time you play The Bangles you're like, this is our day. We're going to get a sack. This is Thursday to finally show what we've been missing and the Titans did not sack Joe burrow. Once the only quarterback who's been sacked more than Joe burrow is Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz month. And so it really it's kind of being shown that Jadeveon Clowney the defensive and they added in free agency. He's a number to he's a robin not a Batman and it's very disappointing from a Titan standpoint that they have not been able to generate any kind of pass rush this year. Now it also makes sense for the Titans traded for a corner Desmond King from the Chargers. They're desperate for help. I'm hopeful that the trade is going to work out for Tennessee. I think it might be but the Chargers did not want Desmond King at all. He was inconsistent. He had some problems behind the scenes La literally just gave him away to take his contract. We don't want him. They traded him for a sixth-round pick this guy who's twenty-five years old who's a former All-Pro Corner, that's not a trade to see everyday a guy who has been that successful in the past gets basically handed away to another organization, but I am hopeful that you know, the Bengals game kind of highlighted man. They can generate a pass rush. They need help in their secondary. I think that maybe Desmond King can come in and generate and help their defense in the ways that they need. Now this game also really highlighted that the key to the Titans offense is first and second down because they are not built at all for third-and-long, you know, basically the key to stopping the Titans offense. If you're a defense from defense of perspective if you stop them on first and second down and you get them in a third-and-long basically you've already won so watch if you're a fan watch that going forward this year because in this game especially against the Bengals it really showed there were a ton of Mistakes by the Titans on early Downs. There was a missed throw High by Ryan Tannehill took an out route. There was a holding call on the offensive line. There was a ball that AJ Brown dropped over the middle on a second down play and the Titans offense is built for running the ball. So on third-and-long, you know, they they run the ball. Well, they use play-action that generates throws downfield on third-and-long play-action doesn't work. Nobody buys the the fake that you're going to run the ball. They go home. You're not running the ball they back way off cuz the Run fake has no no what I call no power over a defense. And so right now Tennessee's main focus on offense has to be avoiding a third along situation at all costs. Now I thought the Bengals beating the Tennessee Titans was an impressive performance. I think the Titans are likely a playoff team and so it really shows how much progress the Bengals have made winning a game like this doing it the way they did 31 to 20 they were up again. They were up twenty four to seven at one point in the early in the fourth quarter. And Joe I guess is really been exactly what was needed to Breathe new life into Cincinnati and Joe Burrows progressing so so quickly, I love seeing a man. I I should look we'll see if he ever I don't know. I don't know what the ceiling is for Cincinnati, but I it shows meant for from a Cincinnati perspective Joe burrow is absolutely the right pick and there was no way he was but oh my gosh, she really has turned things around in Cincinnati. And again, there's a lot of Hope in Cincinnati. He is changing some of the culture of the work ethic there and Jill Burrows progressing song. Oh so quickly from my mental standpoint. I mean he has answers to nearly everything defense has are doing his timing has been really good. He's also getting the ball out of his hands very very quickly and nothing. I love about Joe burrow so far is he has not made the same mistakes twice like at all as hard. I mean you learn a lesson, but you have to learn the lesson. You can't just make the mistake. He's making a mistake and learning lessons from the mistakes. He makes I think that's awesome and jealous doing such a good job in Cincinnati receiver. Tee Higgins was the first pick in the second round. He's really showing off by that was a great pick you had a ridiculous catch against Tennessee down along the sideline Gilberto extends the play throws vertically great play to keep his feet in bounds. Now I think the biggest take away from this Tennessee Titans Cincinnati Bengals game is at the Bengals offensive line is just not very good. However, despite the fact that they're not very good. They're not very physically talented and they make little mistakes. The one thing that Bengals offensive line can always always control. Is that they can always give high levels of effort no matter how talented you are. You can always control your effort. And there's this almost like a silent understanding where Joe burrow is so good at movement in and out of the pocket. He can extend plays he can step up move right move left off the key to the Bengals offense of line at this point is simply all hinging on their effort because Joe burrow was so good at moving around and creating more time to throw the ball. Joe can Elevate the success of the offensive line with his movement as long as those guys keep giving a high level of effort long as they keep giving effort. He'll navigate the pocket with his movement. Well enough to stay alive and throw the ball downfield. So I think man it's because so you see like if you're watch Jake Fromm at George Jake Fromm in college at Georgia stood back there in the pocket like a statue literally had time for days and do never got touched. Nobody's were around him. Jill Burrows. Never going to have a clean shirt pocket where it's easy can just stand in the pocket. There's going to be no pressure on him. But as long as the offensive line despite giving ground and having a guy come free here or there if they can just keep giving effort. He can find a way to stay alive in the pocket throat of all vertically. It's never going to be clubbin by Joe Joe Burrows pocket movement such a big deal. And it really can. We saw this against the Titans going to help make the offensive line better and Cincinnati. And by the way, Joe burrow is a long way better athlete the people tend to give him credit for we always talk about his arm, but Joe Burrows also a really really great athlete. Now there was this ridiculous catch that I think the the play kind of highlights Joe burlas ability to move within the pocket Joe throws the ball with his receiver is literally turned away from him. And I don't know that that completion isn't locked or maybe an accident the receiver turns on the last second. I don't know how he possibly knew the ball was coming to him but it turns to catch it. Either way. It's really really great footwork by Joe burrow and it shows like he really can use his legs to make his offensive line better with subtle movements in the pocket or extending plays and that is how Joe burrow make offensive line a little bit better. All right, guys, I'm going to take a short break when I returned. We will talk about the problem with Carson Wentz. We'll talk about why the Eagles defense is struggling and I'll end the show by talking about why I would not bench the Giants quarterback Giants quarterback Daniel Jones. My name is Akshay Kumar me take a short break. I will be right back. Okay. All right. We are back again. I hope you're doing very very well. I want to talk about Sunday Night Football. In week 8 of the NFL season on Sunday Night Football with the world watching the Eagles beat the Cowboys 23 to 9 the Eagles after the winter now three four and one phone not a very good record the Cowboys are two and five. This was a very very ugly game the Cowboys had a rookie quarterback playing Ben dinucci. He's a seventh-round pick off and been was okay could have been worse had a lot of rookie mistakes mostly held onto the ball too long yet two fumbles, but somehow that's not the Cowboys biggest problem. The cowboy biggest problem is their run defense. It's the worst in the NFL by literally over two hundred yards. It's awful and the Cowboys defense has many many problems, but the front seven wage offensive line their linebackers, they are really struggling with communication with trust with gap Integrity. There's a lot of missed assignments. There's some bad tackling angles and if you've Played linebacker then, you know about Gap responsibilities. Basically, every Defender has a job in the running game and there are gaps that need to be covered and a gap like the space between an offensive lineman. You have the a gap which of the space between the center and the two guards. You have the B gap between the guards and the tackles. You have the C gap between the Chrome tackles and the tight ends and then outside of the tight ends is the D Gap. So if you're on defense, you have a gap that you are responsible for and you have to trust that the guy next to you is going to cover his Gap you need to communicate all of this doing, you know, during shifts and motions by the cross the line a guy comes across. Hey, I don't know things like that. You gotta talk and communicate and it has to be clear what your responsibility is every play on defense and a lack of trust and a lack of communication is causing so many problems guys are in the wrong gaps guys are overcompensating. They don't trust the guy next them. So I got a cover his Gap and my gap which is just not true at all. You gotta toss he's going to do his job. I'll do my job. There are missed assignments. It's a mess right now in Dallas. There are all kinds of problems. And basically the Cowboys are struggling with football fun Dimension where I think their defense would have been bad regardless of you know, what happened this year. But one hundred percent covid-19. The basic fundamentals of football and that's why the Cowboys defense has been so so bad against the Run. Now so the Eagles beat the Cowboys and it wasn't really pretty they're actually losing 9 to 7 and half time. But against Dallas Carson Wentz had four turnovers two fumbles and two interceptions. And a lot of lessons can be learned from Carson Wentz failures. The biggest lesson in my opinion is basically that Carson Wentz is trying to do way too much. He's trying to be Superman song and the Eagles have been hit by a ton of injuries. You know, I think Carson Wentz is trying to compensate to make up for it. You know, okay, we may not have the guy we need there and there and there but I'm going to put the trash my back and carry us to compensate for all the losses. He's holding onto the ball way too long. He's making risky throws. He's forcing throws into coverage and I often relate playing quarterback to being a race car driver do that all the time. And you know the offense and the system the play-calling I call that the race car and therefore the quarterback is the driver. And the problem is right. Now the Eagles offense is not a sports car. They're more like an old beat-up junker car so you can have a race car driver, but he's driving a horrible car. That's not actually a race cars. And Carson Wentz hates losing his very very competitive and his fear is that if I just do my job and do it. Normally I'm not going to able to help my team enough to win football games. And so Carson's competitive nature is part of the problem right now in Philadelphia, but Carson needs to realize you can't add two and be part of the Eagles problems on offense. Okay, you're missing a guy you're he ran the route. He this he did that seat of that. You can't compound a mistake with your own mistake and add to the problem. So Carson Wentz just needs to execute and do his job. Do your job execute the offense. I would say drive the car down the road your job as a quarterback. You're you're in charge of this really you're driving this incredible nice sports car club drive the car down the road do the little things execute. But the problem is Carson doesn't trust anybody around him and he doesn't trust the system run doesn't trust the play-calling and so of course and whence ever gets benched two things will have happened. Number one. It would mean that the Eagles are sick of his Antics. They're sick of Carson's crazy plays throwing the ball across the field and doing dumb stuff, but it would also mean that number to look up the Jalen hurts. The backup quarterback will have been doing a better job simply executing the offense. He's not doing any crazy stuff. He's taking all the throws that are there and doing the little things right cars and went to struggling with the little things he needs to Simply execute the offense again, just drive the car down the road just drive the car Carson. That's all you got to do. Stop trying to get a key things. We roll out right and you hold on the ball way too long, you get sacked and your phone bill or throw the ball into traffic. Because Carson Wentz is incredibly talented. I would say that he is one of the most talented physically gifted quarterbacks in all the NFL. And I just think that Carson Wentz has to stop getting in his own way. He's got an incredible arm. He can run he can make all kinds of plays but he's gotta execute and do the little things right if he wants to be he wants to keep his job. Basically, he's got to turn things around and start executing and stop making this crazy ridiculous, you know attempts at trying to be Superman. Now, there are two more small lessons. You can learn from Carson Wentz and its problems and his mistakes. These are mistakes that led to turnovers where you know first there's an interception on a deep ball to John Hightower High Towers running a deep post office and cars and throws it really to the wrong location. He's got a lead John Hightower across the field away from the Defenders where there's really nobody. If you look at the middle of the field to kind of across the finish the right side, there's nobody on that side of field lead your receiver away from a Defender. Instead cars from trolls it more vertical and helps the young rookie corner for Dallas get an interception instead of throwing it across the field that gets picked off because he left it to Vertical down the field. Now the final lesson is this I always say that young quarterbacks have to know when a blitz is coming and you need you need to know where it's coming from and how to beat that Blitz with a 3 month. So on a fourth and three cars and did not recognize Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander esch Blitz right up the middle and the lesson here is that if a team blitzes that fact that there's a weakness in the coverage either they're in man coverage downfield or avoid has been opened up in zone coverage somewhere in their coverage. And vanderwest blitzing left a void wide open in the middle of the field and Carson not only doesn't see the blitz. He also does not see Greg Ward standing wide open number 84 same thing wide open in the middle of the field. I mean, there are literally two Eagles receivers wide open in the middle. So young quarterbacks, you always have to understand how it could be tablet. You have to have a plan. What's your plan when they Blitz know where it's coming from know when it's happening and how they plan to beat the blitz with your arm throwing the football. All right final topic of the day. I made a video a couple of days ago called. I've given up on Daniel Jones. And if you if you haven't watched it I recommend going to watch it. It's on YouTube. But the gist of it is that General Jones keeps making mistakes and keeps making a lot of the same mistakes over and over and off the Giants quarterback. And on top of the mistakes is also not super talented physically yet that good run, but even other than the ability to run it's like he's kind of Mitchell trubisky. And they're all ready for young quarterbacks in their first or second year who looked like they're better than him Kyler Murray Drew lock Joe burrow and Justin her birthday and we're entering this golden age of quarterbacks where there are so many talented young quarterbacks. In fact, I think very soon. There's going to be more talented young quarterback. You have starting jobs in the NFL. And the Giants cannot afford to be one of the teams that as this there's this Young quarterback Golden Era that young quarterbacks everywhere the Giants cannot afford to be one of the teams that do not have a good Young quarterback month. And so I've given up on Daniel Jones. My prediction is that I don't think it's going to work. But with that said I also would not bench Daniel Jones at all because basically it makes no sense to Benja. So my prediction is he's not the long-term guy, but ask you what does benching Daniel Jones for Colt McCoy do for the Giants? How does that help the New York Giants? It doesn't there one in seven if Daniel Jones continues to play badly. Hey, guess what? You got a high draft pick you can replace Daniel Jones dead, but also maybe on I doubt this but maybe somehow is switch gets flipped on and Daniel Jones starts playing really really well. And then yeah, you got your franchise quarterback, that'd be awesome. I don't think it's going to happen. But my point is that there's no benefit to benching Daniel Jones. My prediction is it's not going to work. I literally said I've given up on Daniel Jones, but what that means is I do not think that as a year plays out. He's going to turn out to be the long-term guy, but you still gotta keep playing Daniel Jones all year, see how things turn out if you're likely going to have to replace him but benching Daniel Jones does nothing helpful for the New York Giants. All right. Guess that's all I have. Thank you so very much for tuning in. I love you. I appreciate you. I I'm going to go let me go to bed. Really. I've got this weird sleeping schedule now where I I'm awake for eight hours off and then after eight hours of being awake I go to sleep for sleep for four hours eight hours awake for hours of sleep 8 4 8 4 8 4 on and off on and off. It's working really well. So I am going to sleep for four hours then it will I will edit the show and put it out to the world and hope you enjoyed. Hope you have a great day. I love you. I think I'm going to later and my next eight hours. I'm going to record production versus reality for NFL Week 8 and then hopefully record some NFL predictions for week 9 coming up. Hope you have a great day after I record that show then I'm going to watch the USC Arizona game. That'll be really fun off. The Georgia Florida game is today Notre Dame Clemson will do some ask Zack questions. All that stuff is up ahead in the next episode or two, but I appreciate you. I love you. I hope you enjoyed the show have a game. But I'm bum bam we are done.

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#309 Thanksgiving, Lions Mess, Buccaneers, Alex Smith, NFL Week 12 Predictions & Ask Zac

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#309 Thanksgiving, Lions Mess, Buccaneers, Alex Smith, NFL Week 12 Predictions & Ask Zac

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November and if you order by December 1st, I can guarantee you'll get your stuff by Christmas follow the link in the description or go to shirts for your people, and find the strong opinion Sports tab. Oh my goodness. Good morning. Good afternoon. Whatever it is for you. I hope you're having a fantastic day. My name is Zach Miller. This is strong opinions 4309. Hope you're having a great day. Thank you for tuning in. By the way. I really do appreciate it. Today. We're going to talk about Matt Patricia some news happen within the lines fired their head coach. We're going to talk about Thanksgiving. There are two games on Thanksgiving. We're going to talk about the Buccaneers a little bit because I I don't know that's the right way to put it to say that I finally figured out the Buccaneers, but I feel like I finally have come to answer that. I feel good about regarding the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will talk about 200 will finish the show with some NFL week 12 predictions actually not even true. We're actually going to end the show with ask Zack. Lot of questions from you guys. It's a Thanksgiving Centric ask Zack segment and it'll be really fun. We'll talk about oh my gosh, just a lot of stuff. I even have a pseudo somewhat sort of a guest appearance from a former professor of mine. I really really fun stuff. I'm very excited. I want to start with this though. The Lions have fired their head coach Matt Patricia. They also fired their general manager Bob Quinn and it makes sense. I look at it and go. Yeah, like I understand it's the really haven't done very well. They haven't been very competitive the Lions ownership. Just wanted this year to see if they could make a push at the playoffs that they made the playoffs. I felt like doing it another year because they didn't they're now out it's just like I get why the the luge to the Texans on Thanksgiving was the last straw on Saturday morning. It was announced they have fired the general manager and head coach and Here's all I ask please. I am really I'm begging the lines ownership at this point, please move map Matthew Stafford. Please trade him, please. I just make sense to release and trade Matthew Stafford. That's all I'm asking, please the Lions have rebuilt around Matthew Stafford, not once not twice but three different times and I just thought why do it a fourth time you're going to you're going to rebuild the Run Matthew Stafford for a fourth time during his career. It's it's horrible. It's sad, please trade Matthew Stafford draft a Young quarterback a new head coach in there, but I don't think you do any justice to Matthew Stafford by trying to rebuild around him again. It's just I want to see Matthew Stafford have somewhat of a positive end of his career and I just it's been such a disappointing set of years for Matthew Stafford I go man, please please trade him away get him in a different situation. You've tried it so many different times to build around to bring me home. Which is in and I just don't see why why is it going to be different this time? I don't I don't really understand why the lines think if we keep Matthew Stafford we get a new head coach. This is the time everything's gonna change and be different. You have a good quarterback who has been just had years and years of his career wasted and it's disappointing to me. Now. The number one reason why Matt Patricia failed as you head coach of the Lions was he was in authentic. He wasn't himself. He tried to be something rather tried to be someone that he wasn't I remember he came from New Age. He was a understudy under Bill Belichick. In fact, he was Bill Belichick's defensive coordinator. The problem is he tried to copy Bill Belichick. He was not doing his own thing. He didn't have the resume to get away with pretending to be Bill Belichick because Bill Belichick style only works for one person Bill Belichick. You can't he's got a cold demeanor. He's very horror. She's his style his personality only works. If you have one a lot in the past and can prove it with me Bill Belichick's kind of a unique thing. You can't duplicate and copy Bill Belichick. It doesn't work. It's never worked. We've seen lots of people leave New England try to be head coach and fail because they tried to do it this way and it didn't work. Now there is another New England Protege who is working in the NFL fact, he even did the same role Matt. Patricia didn't doing that. He replaced that Patricia Ryan Flores after Matt Patricia left home. He was the once the defensive coordinator in New England after he left Brian Flores stepped in for a couple of years. He was a defensive coordinator in New England and now Brian Flores took off to England. He's in Miami as a head coach. And why is he working where Matt Patricia another understudy under Bill Belichick did not work. Why? Because Brian Flores took the lessons. He learned from Bill Belichick. Hey lot of I mean Bill Belichick's a genius a lot of good stuff. You can learn from that guy about life about football but everything. I'm sure I'm very very intelligent. But he took the lessons he learned Brian Flores did and put his own twist on them and put his own spin on them. Matt Patricia tried to hard to be an exact copy of Bill Belichick where Brian Flores said, I'm going to take the lessons and do my own thing and people respond to that people respond to authenticity. They do not respond to in objectivity. And when that Patricia was called the players and was not personable. It didn't work people didn't like him. He lost games and he got fired and that is why Matt Patricia got fired instead of doing his own thing. I'm taking the lessons. He learned putting his own spin on it being original. He tried to hard to almost identically copy Bill Belichick and it didn't work and that's why Matt Patricia was fired by the Lions. Okay. I don't know if this is the right way to put it but wage. It is I think it is the right way to put it. I found an answer for myself. I like I feel like I finally figured out the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cuz I keep getting so many messages from all kinds of people saying what's wrong with the Buccaneers. Why are the Buccaneers so terrible what's going on? Lot of people completely bailed on the possibility of Tom Brady ever succeeding in Tampa Bay, like a lot of people are saying it's never going to work. It's terrible fire the coach breath fire that I feel like I finally come to a conclusion. I feel good about it. I figured out an answer that I I like and I go yeah that makes sense to me. And it's actually in an embarrassingly simple answer and you can go I mean, of course that's why the Buccaneers have been really inconsistent and up and down. Here's why it's your one month. It's the first year of Tom Brady in Tampa Bay trying to change the culture. Most of these guys are learning how to win learning what that process looks like what preparation you have to do what kind of work ethic you have to have what habits you have to have the Buccaneers biggest problem right now is the little details. It's a missed assignment here or a blown coverage there or running the wrong route or having a drop or penalties all the mistakes going on in Tamarac right now are fixable. And but it's going to take time they're going through the process of changing the culture in Tampa. But here's a crazy thing. I didn't really understand the magnitude of bringing Tom Brady in two thousand Tampa Bay Taylor realized this Tampa Bay has only had two winning seasons in the last ten years. Oh my gosh in 2010. They went 10:00 and 6 and in 2016, a 9:00 and 7 every other year every other season for the last ten years. The Buccaneers have had a losing record. Mike Evans is their star receiver. He's twenty-seven years old. This is his seventh year in the NFL. Mike Evans is only had one winning season in his entire career. There are habits. There are things you have to learn learning how to win together as a real thing that in my opinion is what's going on in Tampa Bay. So I'm still in on the Buccaneers, but I'm in on them next year. I'm not I'm not really confident. The Buccaneers can be a team like the Chiefs or make a Super Bowl run or win. A lot of playoffs games this year. But next year. It's a whole new year another year together another year of a team learning how to play together. I mean the Buccaneers the piece is required to win games. They've got a ton of talent both on offense and on defense. They've got a good quarterback Tom Brady good coaching on offense and defense and my opinion But they're going through Growing Pains not to mention by the way. The magellanic Ovid covid this whole year has been I mean like the Ravens are about to pull in potentially without their starting quarterback Lamar Jackson. There's been so much inconsistency this year that of course a quarterback like Tom Brady who relies on consistency. Is that a problem Bill Belichick and Tom Brady suck people who for years and years played together work together and coaching coaching quarterback. They were together for years. They became dependent on reliability and consistency covid-19. This is made of the most unpredictable unreliable year of all time. It's crazy how many things in and out of players available not available practice. No practice. It's insane. And so that in my opinion the they're learning how to win they're dealing with covet. It's only hear one. That is why in my opinion. It feels like the Buccaneers have been underachieving. They're seven months probably seven and five after losing to the Buccaneers. But they're still learning how to win together. By the way, if it goes wrong if things do not work out in Tampa Bay here in my opinion why it might not work out. Here's what gives me pods in Tampa Bay when I look at Tampa and go. That's the one thing that I still go. Is it going to work is not it's coaching quarterback do Bruce Arians and Tom Brady fit together. First of all, Tom Brady has been throwing some some questionable interceptions where I go Tom. Is that your best decision. Is that your best reason is that your really your best as a quarterback? And I'm sure Mom how about the maybe less strong? How about maybe Bill Belichick or can't even the coach and the quarterback for forever linked to Matt. Maybe Bruce Arians head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks at Tom Brady wage and some of the mistakes is made this year and goes. I mean, maybe he goes what you're supposed to be Tom Brady. You're making that boneheaded throw. How can that be? Maybe Bruce Arians is a bit disappointing, but I'm not I don't think so because day-to-day and practice. I'm sure he's pushing people and Bruce are and sees Tom Brady every single day not just on Sunday. And so I think Bruce Arians is probably completely satisfied with Tom Brady cuz it just how he plays on Sunday. It's the leadership behind the scenes in the film room at practice all that stuff. But there's another Factor. Bruce Arians is very laid-back as a head coach and when he was in Arizona, he was known for letting coaches and really making sure coaches went to see their family. There's no sleeping at the office. There's no he's more laid-back. He's more relaxed. He's not he encourages downtime. I guess we're as Tom Brady is a grinder Bruce Arians pick a time and place when to grind window relax and go home. Tom Brady doesn't ever seem to have a time to relax. He's always grinding grinding grinding grinding watching film preparing studying and it's possible that their personality just match. I don't know. We'll see it's possible that the attitude the style the work ethic whatever you want to call it the approach of Bruce Arians. It's possible. It just doesn't work with Tom Brady. I don't know. I don't it's a speculation. It's a total. It's it's flimsy at best. I don't I don't really I'm just saying what what I remember from, Arizona. What's a guy who said hey don't sleep at the office. Go see your family. Go relax. That's a Bruce Arians out. Who do I said there's a time for work and there's a time you go home. Tom Brady's never seemed like the kind of guy who's like, yeah. Let's relax, right? Yeah. He's a grinder. He works his butt off. So it's possible again. The personalities may not match in Tampa Bay. But again in a snowball that I I'm confident that Tampa Bay again, they got great players often that even so got a good coach offense to defense. They got a good quarterback. My belief is some point it's going to pop in Tampa Bay. They're going to figure out right now. They're going through Growing Pains still learning how to win. Okay last week against the Denver Broncos the Dolphins took out the rookie quarterback Tua tagovailoa. They were down 10 points with just over like 10 minutes and like fourteen seconds left in the fourth quarter off and they took out to a tunnel. Oh, that's a to a we're going to take you out of the game. They put in Ryan Fitzpatrick. And I've got a lot of messages about this people saying mainly asking kind of why did it happen then other people asking is to have been benched is he not the quarterback anymore in Miami? And I know first of all to what has not been benched in Miami still the starting quarterback moving forward but watching the game. I was actually under the impression that I mean like I worked away from them and going man Miami deserves a lot of credit for what they did because it felt like they did it to protect Tula they took you out of the game to protect him and I actually loved the move because wage I thought it took guts to take out your young rookie quarterback put in a veteran because the perception from the outside is Oh, no, you're benching your rookie quarterback. Oh my gosh. That's why I took guts my opinion because of the the Optics of it, but it was the right move. Here's why I think Miami deserves credit. Two ahead been sacked six times. We just saw Joe burrow get hurt getting he's getting hit a ton all year. Finally, Joe burrow couldn't handle any more shredded his knee all up and within a context of Joe burrow getting injured Accord about getting hit a ton and also remembering. Oh, yeah to I got hurt in college against Mississippi State where he dislocated his left right or left. One of his legs like was just dislocated wage was dislocated which is terrifying. And when you have a young rookie quarterback pressure getting home all day. They're getting a bunch of sacks at times too. Was holding onto the ball too long. I don't see what would have been productive with leaving to it in the game down 10 points. Ten minutes left your quarterbacks getting the tar beat out of him. He's having a bad day. He's getting beat up. You have to protect your young rookie quarterback. Sometimes I'm glad they did. They took him out of the game. That's the office did credit to them actually walked away from that going man. Miami is not going to get a lot of credit for this move, but they deserve credit because they're protecting their Young quarterback their best asset. So you have to do if you have an incredible franchise quarterback protect him at all costs. Even if you have to make a move a little bit outside the box remember the Dolphins play the Jets next week to Le is questionable. I don't know whether he's guilty or not. He had a thumb injury and practice. We'll see I think to a does play but wouldn't you rather if you're coming off a bad game what better team to play in the entire NFL The new the New York Jets if you had a bad game last week and you need to reset and a better game this week. The one deem I would most want to play in the entire NFL. It's a New York Jets that to the Dolphins play this week. I feel very good. I'm totally fine and relaxed about to a okay. The Ravens and the Steelers. Oh boy. So they were supposed to play on Thanksgiving then koe. Brakes happened and the game got moved to Monday. Then more covid-19 more positive tests came to light. The game is now scheduled for not Monday and not Thursday, but now Tuesday. and I am begging the NFL. Please move this game. Please. Do not let the Steelers play the Ravens on Tuesday. I I know it's silly like why would you ask that currently as it stands? The Ravens are going to be playing not only took a bunch of their players out with covid-19 kinds of stuff. I mean the common protocols mean the Ravens going to be basically playing with a bunch of guys off the street when they play the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday. They're also not going to have they're starting quarterback for Jackson. Now the Steelers have some players on the covid-19 does well, but the Ravens have been hit very very hard. And what's sad is this was going to be a really great game and I would rather play a game later when both teams can have all their players that can be real interesting matchup because nobody wants to watch backups. I don't want to watch the Steelers decimate a practice squad group of guys took the Ravens and you can't cancel or forfeit the game because Financial what do you mean it would it's really confusing financially because you need you really you need the revenue. But also, how do you pay people playing a game? Like what do you do there happens the game checks who gets money who doesn't And people want the Ravens to Forfeit because they had a bunch of guys who are are there most decimated by covid-19 game. They also had somebody who appeared to really break heavily break calls. But yeah, I don't think you can forfeit. It's just you need the game to be played for revenue for how to distribute the revenue. And then also you need the revenue from the game the NFL you don't want to miss out on one of the games worth of Revenue doesn't make any sense. So my proposal my thought is let's add not one, but two weeks of the NFL season because you need one for this game. And then also why not just add an extra week a buffer in case other stuff goes wrong. It can't hurt to leave your options open in case more covid-19. The Steelers play a really bad banged-up Ravens. It just it was going to be a good game. The Ravens are interesting this the Steelers are undefeated like please I want a good game here. I don't want an easy win by the Steelers. It's not fun to watch know Pittsburgh fans are really really mad. They're like, it's unfair. It's unfair the NFL hates us. It's all this. Oh my jet pack up to get us. Sort of hearing from Pittsburgh a lot right now. And no nobody's out to get you. I think it's actually good life lesson where sometimes stuff just goes wrong. Sometimes there are things you cannot control that are and often actually often things that are out of your control go wrong and life is not fair. But let me tell you my brother died four years ago. Well that fair. I mean that's an extreme example, but so many times things happen outside of your control that you you have nothing to do with it wasn't your fault you didn't ask for it. You're you're the system but how do you handle that? How do you deal with that moment? That's what's really important here. And I think Pittsburgh needs to kind of wake up and realize hey, you gotta learn how to deal with it because rather than seeking blame or you know, having a conspiracy that someone is out to get you a call. We're undefeated. They they just want to take us out or they want to screw us over. I understand Pittsburgh's mad. They lost their bye week that a couple of games movie sure. I understand why everybody players coaches fans. I understand why Pittsburgh is frustrated. But I think it was an unavoidable occurrence. I mean again, there are times where things happened. You can't control that go wrong and it hurts you does it make it it's not fair, but that's also life. And so I think people need to realize hey rather than seeking blame deal with it do the best you can handle whatever situation comes your way the best you possibly can and nobody's out to get you. In fact, I think I personally if the Steelers go undefeated. Oh my God, I would love that be awesome. In fact, how cool would it be if the Steelers really did what the Patriots could not do a couple of years ago nineteen and know it'd be unbelievable nine games left to go. I don't think they will it's just too hard but I I would love it if they did if the Steelers went undefeated 119 games in a row won the Superbowl. I'd love that no one's able to get Pittsburgh. But remember don't seek blame deal with the situation you're dealt and no one's out to get you. All right, I'm going to take a short break when I returned home. We'll talk about the Thanksgiving games DeShaun Watson the lions that mess we'll talk about Washington. They smacked Dallas then we'll take a break when we come back from that break will do NFL week 12 predictions for this coming weekend and then later reduced am asked that question should be really really fun. My name is Akshay omelette. I'm going to take a short break. I will be right back. All right, we are back. He'll be doing very very well. Let's jump in. Let's talk about the couple Thanksgiving games on Thursday. I guess Thanksgiving off the Texans beat the Lions 41 to 25 and my number one take away from this game really is that I think most people have no idea just how good the Shannon Watts is playing right now. His team is four and seven. So I think a lot of people forget. Oh, yeah. The Sean Watson is incredible playing at a high level. It's easy to forget about him. But man the Sean is a special quarterback and you know, he had four touchdowns against the Lions had a lot of great throws and he's doing so many things at a higher level right now with great anticipation or playing well in a messy pocket with bodies around him and around his feet moving Defenders with his eyes moving them right throwing left or you know, he's been highly accurate especially down the sideline throw against the Patriots from two weeks ago. I went I put on my Instagram story last time and oh my gosh, that's just an incredibly unbelievable throw and I said this before But I do think it's worth repeating. So I'll say it again one of the most impressive things that the Sean Watson is doing this year is that he's not adding to his team's problems with his play. You know, Houston is a gigantic mess right now all around DeShaun Watson. They got you know, they can't run the ball. They they're defense giving up a ton of yards. Their receivers are dropping passes there. I mean, they traded away their best receiver DeAndre the fire their head coach. So using a interim head coach, they have got offensive line problems. And while Houston to them is a mess all around him. DeShaun Watson has not added to their problems at all. And when you compare a guy like Carson Wentz in Philadelphia with DeShaun Watson, I mean Carson Wentz is also in a really bad messy situation, but as the Eagles have fallen apart, so too has Carson Wentz His habits his decision-making it's declined has gotten worse and worse and worse. Now in contrast DeShaun Watson has done the impressive task of playing well and being disciplined in spite of the mess around him. It's really really impressive me. No one talks about how hard it is to make good decisions and not force throws and be patient and do the right thing and have good habits. When your team floating around Sean Watson sent a great job at that and looked DeShaun Watson in my opinion and I don't he's an elite quarterback. I've been saying this for a long time. I've been on the DeShaun Watson trained for a while. He's a good quarterback is playing at the top level of the NFL and he deserves 800 credit because he's playing got a super high level again in spite of every thing against him going wrong in Houston. No the Lions. Oh boy. Where do I start with the Lions? I walked away from Thanksgiving Day reminded. Once again just of how steadily mediocre the Detroit Lions are. It's kind of impressive actually how consistently mediocre why is that? Why is it that they are so mediocre in Detroit? And the reason why they've actually been so I mean mediocre is a high level in my opinion for Detroit because Matthew Stafford has been saving them from being awful for years and years and years Matthew. He's the reason why they're mediocre and not terrible. You have credit to Matthew Stafford. They were showing 16 before they drafted Matthew Stafford and they've been mediocre ever since yet. I'm using that word a lot take a drink every time I say it I don't really care. But imagine if Detroit had not had Matthew Stafford take a minute. Just think about the last couple of years have just been especially real Detroit fan to follow some very closely. Imagine if they hadn't had Matthew Stafford. I mean Matthew Stafford's career makes me very very sad because it really it's just a bunch of I mean, it's it's it's a shame. It's been wasted. It's a bunch of talent Matthew Stafford's Talent has been wasted in Detroit. This is why I tell people I say this all the time on Instagram DM's on my Instagram story on the show in face to face conversations all the time. I tell people you want to work for a good company work for a company. That's well run because man on Iraq and like this is another thing you can learn from the NFL and the NFL you do not want to be a number one overall pick your setup for failure. You have to overcome the fact that you worry number and over a pick people go wrong. Number one overall pick know that roads very hard. I wouldn't wish that on anybody. I would rather personally go play for a good team have helped have good teammates. Have a good coach when you want that. And Matthew Stafford for most of his career has not had any of those things and being a number and overall pick you so rarely have a good career, but I already I already feel bad for her Lawrence is going to probably go to the Jets and it's a tough journey ahead for Trevor Lawrence after being drafted number one overall. Now here's another thing Matthew Stafford's only been to the playoffs three times as an in his entire career. And actually I walk away from that going he's been in the playoffs playoffs three times. That's kind of impressive. I mean, he really got them to the playoffs not once not twice but three times now, they lost every single time but it's still rather impressive in my opinion now, it is sad to that when he finally got a decent coach in my opinion Jim Caldwell the lions were in a hurry to fire him. I don't know why I've never understood Jim Caldwell being fired from Detroit, but it was like they shot themselves. They got a good coach and they fired him they let him walk away. Like what are you doing Detroit? I've never understood Detroit right as they were making progress. Jim Caldwell got canned because they didn't make the playoffs that year. What kind of stupid do you not realize who you are? No, self-awareness understand you're the Lions and you should be grateful for any kind of good coach that comes your way. and it makes me think it's all this stuff makes me think of Joe burrow where Matthew Stafford is kind of laid out the blueprint how Joe Burrows career is going to go where he's likely going to be likely to meet have a massive underachievement career where it's going to be a result of the bad organization run a massive underachievement because of all the problems around him. It sounds like Matthew Stafford. It also sounds like the future for Joe burrow to like that. But that's the reality makes me very very sad that anybody who has to work for bad ownership and for a poorly run em ization feel bad for them. Now if you can control it with some people have control avoid it at all costs fight tooth-and-nail fight very very hard. To not work for a crappy organization is crappy organizations give you crappy results most of the time and look no matter what do you want a harder Road? I would rather work for a company with good co-workers and good people around me and I've never understood be able to say well isn't there some something to being a hero and going to be number and overall pick killed. There's not you're just making your life more difficult. I'd rather win succeed and join my life have a good coach. I just anything you can do to get ahead and make your life easier to do it because oh my gosh, I just have never understood why people that go work for bad companies or four bad teams or take a bad coaching job unless it's your only option. Literally. There's no other option go find a better option go find a better team a better organization a better company than it is do not work for a crappy organization. I've never understood it and makes very little sense to me. But now again clarify if you can avoid it if you can avoid it, don't do it. Okay. Also during this game, by the way on Thanksgiving JJ Watt. Tip the past himself. I guess really he just grabbed the pass out of the air got an interception took it for a pick-six makes me wonder watching JJ Watt. Does JJ Watt practice that does JJ Watt, you know put a jugs machine up like ten feet in the air about the you know, nine. Whatever it is where the the height of a quarterback's arm releasing the ball. Does he took like five feet away from that same jugs machine to just jump and grab passes out of the air. Does he practice that I really I wonder cuz JJ Watt is so good at keeping the ball the line of scrimmage or grabbing interactions are tipping it to himself and catching an interception. I just walked away from that game going man. JJ Watt. Does that all the time? Is that something he practices he must right cuz he's so so good at tipping balls a grabbing interceptions at the line of scrimmage. Okay. the second game on Thanksgiving Washington beat the Cowboys 41 to 16 and the first half of this game was actually competitive and interesting Washington was only up 17 to 13 at halftime and Boyd that change quite quickly now both in the first half and the second half. Dallas handed just gave two free touchdowns to Washington drove me nuts watching and the first half Dallas went for it on fourth-and-one from their own 34-yard line and I was watching on that's weird. I don't understand that. So Dallas got stopped and forth and one. They also had a 15-yard penalty so that gave Washington the ball first in 10019 yard line going in ridiculous and it led to a touchdown gave the Washington team a 17 to 10 lead. I just went stupid. It's a bad coaching decision. You handed the other team Point wage and great field position. Now I don't understand why Washington in this why the Cowboys exceeding the white Dallas in this game why the Dallas insist on going for it repeatedly unforced. I'll never understand took a deep in their own territory. Like what are you doing is baffling to me. Now the second mistake was even worse. It was 1/4 + 10/4 + 9/4 + 110 yards to go to get the first down the Cowboys win their own 24-yard line. I'm not a Cowboys fan. I don't give a single anything about the Cowboys. I don't care and I watched going I I hate the Cowboys. I have thoughts of anger. I can only imagine how a Cowboys fan from Dallas or who really Roots. Team every week. I can't imagine they feel watching this game where they're losing sit 2216. They're down four points 12 months in the fourth quarter 4th and Penn and their own 24-yard like keeping their own territory and they want to fake punt. They try to run like an end-around got stuffed the last one yard in the play it gave Washington first and last name. That's a 23-yard line going in set up on the very next play Antonio Gibson ran for a long touchdown 23 yards another moment where like what are you doing? What is happening? Just a bad coaching decision. What who is making these decisions in Dallas? I don't understand Dallas handed Washington two touchdowns with bad coaching decisions and I watch this game not once but twice this is I don't know why it did that but it did I was watching during Thanksgiving at my best friend's house. And I I was like half watching so I felt guilty and like I got to re watch this game to really get the gist of it understand what happened and well, I re-watched it all by Friday with detailed notes. But the first time I watched this Thursday night game, you know, the the lion went missing the the Cowboys and Washington. I was in the middle of a conversation T's kind of off right I'm talking to somebody in at, I know it a little I stood up and what what are the blank are they doing? What is happening in Dallas? I completely forgot about my conversation. I was just lost in the moment like What kind of decision was that? And the fact that happened not once but I re-watched and thought it happened again a second time earlier in the game. I went. Oh, it's terrible. What's happening in Dallas. It's bad coaching decisions over and over and over again. I just don't understand Dallas found a way to beat the Vikings I would test cuz the Vikings had too many turnovers to win that game. I just it was awful. I just the coaching in Dallas is bothering me. It's not good not to mention Ezekiel Elliott had another fumble. He's now had five lost fumbles this year. That's the most he's ever had in his season by a lot. And I guess really aren't you glad you paid him Dallas, aren't you really glad? You paid Ezekiel Elliott a ton of money cuz I think you'll Elliott man. You guys are a bad football team. But he really is he the running backs making it ever it's he's carrying the team he oh, he's not. Oh you pay them a ton of money and he's bad. Oh, oh that that sucks. Yeah, don't be running backs. I I've said it before I'll say it again. Do not pay running backs. No matter how great they are. They're not worth the money. I don't understand why people keep doing it. By the way Washington's running back a rookie Antonio Gibson are walkie third-round pick out of Memphis. He had 20 carries for 115 yards and three touchdowns. Oh the guy who's paid like nothing has a rookie who makes wage compared the salary of Ezekiel Elliott to Antonio Gibson. I don't know the number. I don't really care. It's a rookie contract against a inflated contract to say the least Antonio Gibson at a way better and I get Dallas Dave. It's a terrible against the run but they just my points beginning proven over and over and over again do not pay a running back after the rookie contract go draft. Another guy named get them in the second third. Maybe I don't drop the first or money back. They're good in the second or third round as well. I mean James Robinson in Jacksonville was an undrafted free agent rookie running back playing phenomenal our starting running back. He he made Leonard fournette no longer have a job. He was so good. So I don't man. I don't understand why you would ever pay running back again. And I think you'll Elliott is kind of the prime example right now of a guy got paid off and it's not working like the only guy I understand paying Derrick Henry cuz he's literally their entire offense Dalvin cook is like yeah. He's the entire offense in Minnesota. Is it really making a difference though? Is Dalvin cook really helping them. Like people are saying you gotta pay Dalvin cook isn't high in the entire offensive Minnesota. Yeah. He's the entire offense and it's not working wage. They have a bad record. They're losing games. So okay, like keep arguing that don't understand and and even Tennessee didn't pay Derrick Henry what he wanted to give him a contract that was good enough to make him say yes, but not really the money on it cuz it wasn't going to get the money. He wanted I just I'm rambling now drives me nuts. Don't pay running backs. You've Alex Smith Alex met those playing on Thanksgiving man. He is really the favor. Now I give out the SOS Awards. He's going to probably win The Story of the Year him really oreskovich. Actually Ron Rivera run a very going through cancer Alex Smith coming back from this horrific leg injury playing so well and as time has gone on Alex Smith has gotten better throughout the year. We're early on Alex Smith did not look comfortable at all in the pocket and I can't blame them coming off that horrific knee injury when you have bodies around especially around your legs. It's uncomfortable. It's like quarterback before I played in college. I get the feeling and Alex Smith is looking more and more comfortable in the pocket with bodies around him and around his faith. And I also think it's interesting. I really want to give credit to Alex Smith because I think Jared Goff pointed this out the Rams quarterback at one point said, you know, Alex Smith has made so much money memory is a number and overall pick in 2005. He had like a $49 contract day one guaranteed. I mean Alex Smith made I think made like ninety-five ninety-six ninety-four million dollars and this entire NFL career Alex Smith does not need the money to play in the NFL. Why is Alex Smith playing right now? Oh it's because he loves football and you can tell watch the guy play Alex Smith his life cuz he cares he's passionate. He loves football and I look right. I also had to give credit. I was never going to talk about doing Haskins ever again, but credit to Dwayne Haskins the was the first round draft pick up bench got moved to third string now is the back up right now in Washington. watch watch when Washington makes a big play you always celebrating on the sidelines who's they're engaged pumped up paying attention Dwayne Haskins and that's knew wage because a couple weeks ago Dwayne Haskins was soaking and upset and wimpy on the sidelines lose me spurred him said and something clicked for Dwayne Haskins where he realized I thought feeling sorry for myself he got over it he's engaged is paying attention he's using his role right now has to be energy on the sidelines Dwayne Haskins just doing that very very well credit him looks like his attitude changed he was grieving the loss of being bent it was grieving the loss of Losing his job. But once you get over that he figured out Dwayne Haskins his back. He's engaged. I'm really happy to say that and good for Washington now. Washington really has some solid players they have Antonio Gibson and running back Terry McLaurin receiver. They've got Logan Thomas this tight end. I really really like they got a great defense align Montez sweat a great game so did chasing Montez sweat had a pick-six Chase young had what do you have a big tackle-for-loss? He had a sack. I I really am excited for the future of Washington where they got five total first round draft picks and the defensive line. It's kind of crazy. They drafted in 2019 and 2020 both back-to-back years. They drafted a defensive end and the first round that's kind of terrifying and I also cannot think of a better quarterback for Ron Rivera than Alex Smith and Alex Smith. He's a smart veteran leader. He protects the football players, very safe. And Alex Smith is starting to look like his old self or Alex Smith, I mean Washington if they want, they might get a few good years out of Alex Smith if they want to and again that story with yep. Ron Rivera beating cancer Alex Smith overcoming this crazy leg injury, they both been through adversity. I really love that and then it's kind of fun to compare downloads on one side Washington are the other they're kind of in similar places. I think they both had four and seven records going into this game three and seven, maybe four and seven whatever the records were identical going into this game on Thanksgiving and they both have a brand new head coaches, you know, Mike McCarthy and Ron Rivera Mike McCarthy in Dallas Ron Rivera in Washington, but I'm skeptical that Dallas has the right guy. I like a Dallas and gold the decisions Mike McCarthy's making money doing with what he has. It's not good. I don't I there's so many times though. They're talented. They've got better. They've got got good players. If I told you that. If I told you the Andy Dalton's teammates were Amari Cooper and CD lamb and Ezekiel Elliott and gosh there's one other guy. Does that other receiver? I really like I forget his name right now. So I apologize. They got good players in Dallas, and it's not working. As a coaching the play-calling is not very good and I on one hand where I feel very very skeptical about Dallas. I feel really really confident in Washington Washington looks discipline that they're well-coached and Dallas is the exactly the opposite and that's my washing and this year has dominated Dallas Washington is to know against Dallas this year. They won 25 to 30 and now 41 216. What's the difference? Is it Talent? Is there a big discrepancy between Talent of Washington and Dallas know the difference between these two organizations right now with Walsh has a really good coach Dallas appears not to coaching makes a massive difference. In fact, I would say that dial us really has a more talented roster than Washington but Washington, there's a using their peace is very very well. They're working hard guys in the right spot. They're not having missed assignments, they like disciplined and well-coached and that is why Washington has dominated alibaug. This year in 2020? All right, guys, let me take a short break. When I return I will do some week 12 NFL predictions then we'll do ask Zack to end the show. My name is Akshay Kumar. I'm going to take a short break. I will be right back. Oh, right. We are back. Hope we're doing very very well. Let's dive in NFL week 12 is here and we'll do some predictions. I feel very very strongly about this wage is not a single match up. I look at and go. Hm. I didn't nothing made me pause. Nothing made me hesitate. I see a clear definite winner in every single match up this week. And that's kind of cool to me and we'll start number. What time is the Chiefs at the Buccaneers Kansas City will win this game Tampa still a work-in-progress. They're not disciplined enough in my opinion to win a game against one of the NFL's top teams wage, and the Chiefs are really really good. They are when it involves top teams and you're not going to beat Kansas City unless you have your act together. Unfortunately, I don't think that the Buccaneers have their act together enough to beat at home. At Kansas City now number to the Bears at the Packers. So the Packers are going to win this game. They're a better team all around. They got a better Coach a better quarterback more talent and the brakes are starting Mitchell trubisky at quarterback. Remember Nick Foles is hurt has a hip injury. He's questionable probably will be suited up on the sidelines. It's a good excuse to give Mitchell trubisky another opportunity wage without Optics looking bad and I'll be honest. I have a I've been very people know. I've been very very hard on Mitchell trubisky over the years, but I actually don't hate this move. Actually. I have an open mind. We'll see what Mitchell can do he can run around he can extend plays. It feels like something the Bears have needed the last couple of weeks. And so I look at this game ago. The Packers were down in no matter who the Bears quarterback was, but what's fun is How's Mitchell trubisky going to do they do good enough to get his job back. I don't know we'll find out, but I'm really really fascinated with how Mitchell trubisky does this weekend against Green Bay Packers Titans at the Colts. The Titans are going to win this game. They're going to beat the Colts the Titans running back Derrick. Henry was going to have a really really big day because the Colts are missing three starters on defense including the defensive tackle DeForest Buckner and their linebacker Bobby okari key, and I believe it's going to be fun and competitive, but Tennessee is going to have a field day running the ball all over the field. The Colts are not going to be at Tennessee into third-and-long often enough to stop them and beat them. So tennis is going to win this game, but I think it's fun. I hope I think and I hope it's fun and interesting cuz I liked watching the Colts against the Packers last week and we'll see what happens. Panthers at the Vikings. So it's Teddy Bridgewater going back to Minnesota to play the team that ditched him in the building. That would have been Teddy's home. So interesting to see the Panthers are quite good though. They deserve a lot of respect their defense played very very well against the Lions last week and I think all around me the Panthers have had really good competitive game after game after game and they're building a culture there under there new head coach Matt rhule and I feel good about Carolina. So the Vikings if the Vikings want even a prayer to win this game. To have to avoid turnovers. That's what killed them against Dallas last week and the Panthers in my opinion even without Christian McCaffrey. The Panthers have just too many weapons that offensive DJ more they've. E Anderson Curtis Samuel Mike Davis until the Panthers are going to win this game and beat Minnesota, but I think it'll be interesting and if nothing else the story lines are just Rich for a really really fun time on Monday. The 49ers and the Rams. The Rams are going to win the Rams are playing great football. I always impressed with their last couple of games against Tampa and against Seattle. They're seven and three they're rebuilding and the Forty Niners are four and six they got a bunch of injuries. I think the Rams pull away they win easily and I really really strongly like the Rams here against a depleted Andrew battered 49ers team the Browns at the Jaguars. The Browns are going to win this game. The Browns will beat the Jaguars. The Jaguars have a number of players on the injured reserve corner or seizure Henderson. Rookie. Safety Josh Jones Edge rusher Josh Allen. He's another impact player at a rookie and the Jaguars are also starting. Mike Glennon at quarterback who boy so Cleveland is likely going to have a field day. They'll play great. They'll do very very well. Cleveland should win this game easily home and watch for the Jaguars to make a player too though. I do in spite of the fact. I think the Jaguars don't have a chance to win this game. They do fight really really hard. They got a good middle linebacker Joe schobert. They got some impact interesting players. And so keep her eye on the Jaguars. They should be competitive and interesting and fight hard but in the end the Browns should win this game and I think I expect a big day by the Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, I would be shocked. If you didn't have a great day member he's been playing in cold weather getting a lot of flak against him. He's going to the warm nice weather of Jacksonville, Florida and I think man, I want to see I want to see Baker Mayfield spin the ball all over the field on Sat Sunday and do very very well hear me almost slip up and take her to meet you in Saturday. I didn't I caught it but Baker should do very very well in Jacksonville on Sunday. The Giants at the Bengals. Here's the thing. The Giants are playing very very well. Their defense looks well-coached and disciplined and the Bengals star rookie quarterback, Joe burrow is out for the year. So in my opinion Cincinnati has no shot to beat New York on Sunday. The Giants will win a lot. Not more much more needs really be said, I mean the Giants should no matter what happens on offense or defense is really good. The Bengals offense should be inept and we'll see what happens. The Raiders will beat the Falcons the radar deserve a lot of respect. The Raiders are I mean, they're playing really really good football. They got game plans got good players. They're healthy and I want to see if Henry rugg's can do anything in this game. Can t make an impact? Can you make a big catch your two for the Raiders? I want to see Henry rugg's step up and have a big game. But Vegas should win this game very very easily against Atlanta. Now the Dolphins and the Jets this game is a mismatch. I just don't know how I don't see a path for the Jets to win this game. The Dolphins are way better team top to bottom the Dolphins game going to make some big plays. I'm excited to watch them actually should see a Pick 6 or a fumble recovery or some some big stuff's going to happen on defense for the Dolphins and if two is going to play great. I think it's good for him. He's coming off of a bad game against Denver. He needed a moment. He's getting hit a lot holding him the ball too long. He needs a game to reset that's where the Jets can be for 2 adults and even if to a dozen play is comfortable with a thumb injury, even if to a dozen play it's going to be fine. And here's another fun storyline is Ryan Fitzpatrick once was the quarterback in New York for the Jets. So no matter what happens. I feel very good about the Dolphins feeding the Jets on Sunday. Cardinals and Patriots. Oh my gosh should be fun. I have the Cardinals winning this game. They're a better team Bill Belichick's defense should make it interesting. I'm excited to see what happens for the Patriots and it is still Camden against Kyler Murray should be fine. They're going to talk a lot about running quarterbacks and what that means remember in my opinion Cam Newton is a running quarterback. Kyler Murray is a quarterback who can run. He's a thrower who can run it's it's a different skill-set. Tyler doesn't need to run to win cam I think does and remember the Cardinals also don't sleep on a Runabout way better than people realize and not just with Kyler Murray. The Cardinals were on the wall. Very very well with our running backs and I'm interested, you know, Bill Belichick always tries to take away. One like your best thing from your team. Are they going to double-team DeAndre Hopkins? What do you how do you defend Arizona? I don't think that the Patriots have the horses in the barn Pete with the the Cardinals. So the papers I think have no shot to beat the Arizona and I think the Patriots are going to give up a lot of points and get Cardinals a kind of a really big an offense. Kyler's going to go crazy. That should be fun to watch on Sunday Seahawks at the Eagles. Another mismatch in my opinion is a very very strong Seattle team playing against a very very messy, Philadelphia Eagles team. The Seahawks should win. I am curious if Carson Wentz the Eagles quarterback does well or not. We'll see I want to say it's interesting. We've seen the progression. I'll Seattle's defense, you know the last they played on Thursday against Arizona now, I guess 2/3 days ago now and they had probably the defense for Seattle had probably the best game of the year took them against the Cardinals. And so I I think we're going to see the continuation of the progression for Seattle's defense should be interesting but Seattle should win this game pretty easily against Philadelphia bath mats. Let me take the back. It's never true the Seattle Seahawks never make anything easy, but they should beat Philadelphia on Sunday the Chargers and the bills. This could be the game of the week keep her eye on this game. I have the bills winning because they're a better team and the Chargers always find a way to lose games and give away the ball and do all kinds of crazy stuff. I don't have a lot of confidence in the Chargers as an organization month. But Justin Herbert versus Josh Allen should be a fun matchup. And so I've got the bills winning but Bill's charge there should be really really fun and really really interesting. Santa Broncos, I believe the Saints win, but only because of their is not only but definitely because of the I feel good about the Saints defense here the Saints defense has been playing lights-out good football. They shut down Tom Brady. They shut down Matt Ryan and it's hard to believe that a Young quarterback like Drew lock is going to be the guy that you know bush has a lot of success against New Orleans defense. I'd be shocked if that happened. I'm also curious to see how taysom Hill the backup for the Saints who is now been pushed ahead to a starting role because if Drew Brees is injury house some he'll do the Broncos defense. They got a really good head coach Vic fangio. I can't even talk Vic fangio who's the defensive coordinator in Denver? And also I coach he's a really good defense of mind. And so I want to see how he does and what he comes up with. Against taysom Hill so still the Saints are going to beat the Broncos on Sunday. Remember English is hard how to screw up their Adam night. I leave them in their fun. The Ravens at the Steelers now with this game has been moved now not once but twice due to covid-19. Again, I want to see this game moved. It's not going to be moved in my opinion though. The animals very stubborn. They don't want to move a game. If they don't have to you know, they don't want to miss a game. I guess. They're really they have like a perfect record so far off like we've kept everything good so far and contained in the NFL does not aggressively does not want to move a game to the end of the year if they don't have to so if the Steelers can play this game and say look the Ravens they lost cause of it and they, you know part of this year is you gotta be cold, but the Ravens did not so I I'm asking them please to move the game too weak eighteen have an extra week on the regular season. They're not going to do that. And so if that if the game does happen the Steelers were going to win on Tuesday. All right. I'm going to take a short break when I returned will do some ask that question should be really really fun. My name is Akshay Kumar will do it thanksgiving-themed ask Zack. My name is Akshay onlar. I will be right back. All right, we are back. Hope we're doing very very well. It is time for a thanksgiving-themed ask Zack in case you don't know how it works you go to pay for and.com forward slash Zacks on there. You give a dollar a month. You can give more if you want to please do it literally helps pay my rent. But a dollar a month gives you access to submit questions on Patriot. Now if you submit a question, I do not guarantee to read it on the show. My only guarantees a look at every single question with my I've also picked the top couple try to read them every single show. And yeah, I want to I also want to say just thank you so much. I really appreciate you guys support means a lot to me and I just I'm excited. I had something else wanted to say but I don't remember it. And if I do I'll bring it back around. There's something else I wanted to say there, but I just I totally forgot. I just I love doing it. I appreciate your I appreciate your guys questions comments concerns thoughts or ideas. And I love hearing from you guys. The audience show was really fun for me. So Jason writes any says what's your favorite Thanksgiving dish for me and this will be short answer really it's the ham. It's the mashed potatoes with gravy on top. I just mix them all together ham is way better than turkey, by the way in my opinion, you know, my best friend's mom I go to their Thanksgiving every single year. My family's kind of broken and messy and so I just I could adopt it myself into their family every single holiday I go there a Christmas morning. I'll be there for breakfast. I mean, I really am close to my best friend's family. And I mean, they really welcomed me. It's really great. She's an amazing cook his mom. And I've always ever since meeting her having her ham. I realized oh, hey Ms. Way better than just a better meat than turkey. It's juicy or it's better. It tastes really good mashed potatoes on top. Her mashed potatoes are amazing. So shout out to her and shout out to ham with mashed potatoes and gravy just all it's like you just get a bowl and just clap it all together and mix it up and cut it to get it's like so damn good. I love it so much off and then a little shout-out to I guess candied yams. That's the yams. They're they're orange with marshmallows on top melted on top all its I'm there for the marshmallow song the marshmallow. The yams are a vehicle for the sweetness of the marshmallows, but it's it's really good. I love it so much Joe writes in says Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you, Joe. Now we're over the halfway point. So which rookie has disappointed you the most so far this year two guys come to mind Joe when you asked me which rookie has disappointed me the most it's number one Henry rugg's actually the result. For the Raiders. He only has 14 catches 256 yards one touchdown. It's been a slow start I get it. He was hurt. He missed two games. But I mean, he just Henry long has it been now. They've really liked where they've gotten from them at times where where the Raiders have used Henry rugg's is they run play-action like a hard play action fake Derek Car flips around looks at the field and you'll see Henry rugg's just streaking down field and really it feels like the only thing they've run with Henry rugg's all year is vertical routes. They're like Henry run past everybody go get deep and we'll try to hit you and I just I wish it had more of them. I really want to see more production from Henry rugg's and we'll see if you know things change as time goes on. I also want to see if the Raiders can expand his route tree. I mean the right now again, there's not going to play action running vertically. We haven't seen a lot of nuance with Henry rugg's I want to see if that will change as time goes on in Vegas, but it might be just that with a limited offseason. He's a rookie whatever their true age. Just get them in get you use whatever skill set. They can. I don't know but I've been a little bit disappointed the wrong word, but I had higher hopes for him drugs early on in the years and he's been just kind of mildly productive rather than a big home run star making play after play after play. Now another guy that comes to mind is Andrew Thomas the Giants left tackle. He was the number for over age pic. He said I'm his coach who coached him leading up to the draft came out and said, there's all kinds of problems going on in New York. He's making mistakes. He never made in college and Andrew Thomas have been awfully bad. I don't know what's going on there. I don't know if it's coaching. If it's he's I don't know what's happening to Andrew Thomas appears from taking a step backward. From college which is shocking and weird. So Andrew Thomas and Henry rugg's to the two most disappointing rookies in my mind. So far this year John writes in John says you can get Joe burrow out of the council's who would you want to trade frames? Who would I want to trade for Joe burrow? So I would want a jobber to go somewhere where there's a need first. I want to go to like Seattle where they don't need Joe burrow. I don't want Joe burrow to go somewhere where there's a need long-term at the quarterback position, whether it's wrong and that could either mean sitting behind a guy. I'm Drew Brees would be awesome. If Joe burrow can get traded to New Orleans. You let him sit for a year behind, you know, Drew Brees bam. He's the guy he's back in the state, Louisiana. He killed it in college and he's dominating that'd be really fun. Really exciting really interesting. Where else would I want to see? Jailbroke? Oh, I think of the Panthers I think of the 49ers I think of the Patriots Washington would be cool. Those are all options. I would love to see Joe burrow quarterbacking for Carolina or the 49ers to probably the two best spots for him. I think every quarterback that goes to Carolina or the 49ers they're going to have a great set of ownership and support and players and great coaching. And I want to coach I want a quarterback of great coaching Kyle Shanahan Joe Brady Matt rhule. Those guys are going to take care of quarterbacks. I want to see I love to see like my dream scenario Joe gets traded to Carolina or the 49ers and just kills it and it's dominating the page which would be good too. But even even in my dream hypothetical, I don't know why the Bengals would trade jobs to the Patriots another AFC team where they would play him in the play-offs makes no sense. It would do that and Washington. I love Ron Rivera and in Washington, Joe burrow would have hope of winning but I also hate the owner Dan Snyder and so my even in my wildest dreams, I would still want to protect Joe burrow from Daniel Snyder the owner of the Washington team. And so I just thought yeah stay away from that. Sterling writes in I love selling this question. He goes what a turkey make a good football. He said, I mean it's not very aerodynamic and it is pretty slippery, but it could be played that's it was worth reading simply because it's funny to me just the image of playing football with the turkey. I'm imagining an uncooked turkey like those the raw one you take you take the wrapping off and it's just as raw turkey. Like let's play football and I just imagine like I mean first of all try to throw a turkey you how far can a human being because you can't deal with one arm like a football or baseball game like under arm Chuck it like maybe kind like a rugby ball actually to try to throw a turkey would be quite interesting and I mean, there's no accuracy there like right a d. And you're like looking around and throw a slant Huck's it like a like a bowling ball. I mean that's not effective at all. So you're not throwing the ball very much of the turkey if you're having a turkey as a football which is a weird hypothetical anyway, but whatever wage And then just imagine what if the turkey you have all kinds of existential problems. Like what if the turkey you're playing football you're running with the ball and a guy tries to rip the ball in your hands and part of the turkey rips off. So I'm stuck. I try to tackle you. I'm holding a turkey leg. You're holding the rest of the turkey who has the ball. Is it a fumble do we both have the ball? I don't know how that works. It's quite interesting to me. So the ramifications of having turkey that you're using to play football with is quite stupid, but also quite fun to think about so I had a good time of that Sterling. Thank you for the question quite interesting for me Caleb rights in law says, I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving Zach the holidays are now in full swing and with that comes holiday music what songs will be on your playlist. And when do you think the best time to begin playing holiday music for me? It's to start after Thanksgiving dinner. Music I personally I love Michael Buble that Christmas albums. Awesome. Just fun. It's a good arrangement feels like jazz. It's Pleasant in the background. I'm never going to listen to it like full-blown like Jon Bellion. I listen to my headphones intently. Like it's only thing I listen to I'm never going to listen to Michael Buble Christmas like that. It's just kind of background noise, but nonetheless, it is fun and actually bought about my girlfriend one of my girlfriends. I want my girlfriend one of those. You know, my my girlfriend Elizabeth. I bought her one of those Bose speakers that kind of looks like a long pill guys just like shaped like like a long like a football actually like you throw it pretty far actually if you wanted to it was 50% off at Costco and I bought or one of those and I mean first of all, it's great. It's loud. It's awesome. I wanted it for her so she could play Christmas music as soon as possible cuz she loves that stuff. And so will I ever pick the Christmas music? No way. I got her a set up so she could play her own Christmas music that makes her happy. It's a really fun ask ask her ask her that question. I don't know if I had my choice I'd play Michael Buble Christmas music but I don't I'm never in I'm never anywhere other than my office anyway, but that's in the kitchen and I'm in the office. I never even interact with the music area or anything else other than this office room. So, I don't know I just it's my any any story or anything that had to say about Christmas music. She got it all out of me. I got nothing left to say Michael Buble Christmas music. It's a it's kind of like Jingle Bells kind of weird cuz like hey ladies, I'm like, I'm not a lady but I do like the song it's kind of is it I don't know. How was it works? I really like the dashing through the Halls like the the Michael Buble twang works for me. I like it Naomi rights in he or she, I'm not say we have a woman riding in I like the thought of that makes me feel good. I got we gotta a wide audience with a full spectrum of genders represented there. That's a can of worms. I'm not going to dive in, Georgia. Yeah me write some says Happy Thanksgiving. I am very grateful for this podcast. It certainly made twenty twenty more bearable. What is your favorite Thanksgiving or Christmas tradition? What has been your fave if a game you watched so far this year favorite tradition. Probably just honestly, I kind of hate presents like I I'm getting better at them, especially now that I've like my own like career and a little bit of money to spend like I'm getting better gifts. Probably I've ever gotten before but I presents are a pain in the butt like I I've been I've been Brian buying program since February couple like I have if I don't pay extreme attention and take detailed notes like any time. I hear anybody mention anything like ooh better write it down by for them like later. So presents are hard to kind of hate that I like just getting together with the family. I love again. I've been kind of Adopted into my best friend's family. I lived with them actually for a while after my brother died when I was in college, and actually I did a lot of the like the the lot of the film analysis videos. I did I did them in their basement actually like you can see that whole there was a set behind me at one point with like a brown thing and a lamp and like a film spool that was in their basement. I'm really close with their family home. And I that's my favorite tradition is going to hang out with them and their extended family and be a part of the family Vibe makes me feel really good. Now, what's my favorite game so far? The NFL season had a hard time of this one. Actually. I came up with a couple ones that noteworthy ones. But you know, so I guess two of us is just thought it was really fun. I enjoyed that game. I also predicted it exactly as it went. The Browns Bengals had a really good game. The Battle of Ohio was really fun Joe burrow Baker Mayfield some interesting stuff happened in them. The bills Cardinals was amazing the the hail Murray, you know that that long throat and the game great catch by into under a hot DeAndre Hopkins was awesome. But I think if I had to pick up my favorite game of the year so far in 2020. To me. It's the Raiders beating Kansas City. I mean, I really I was beating on that drum for a while saying this could happen. It's going to happen this could happen. Here's how it would happen. And as I was watching that game, I think so many notes. I really it it brought me alive with like I have so much to say about this when I watch a game and I feel like I have a lot to say it makes me feel really good inside like, oh I've got home. I mean there are a couple of games or like even looking back at my Thanksgiving like did I really talk about the game? I talked about DeShaun Watson and the Lions. I don't really break down the game the game wasn't that interesting. It's the ramifications of the game. I liked that game. I was like I have so much to say about what happened in this game, you know, fourth-down how they did it who ran the ball what happened who made plays like that was one of those games or like this game itself, not the ramifications that what's happening in the game not the people in the game would happened. All sixty minutes of the game were interesting. It wasn't the outside factors. It was what happened on the field. So the Raiders Kansas City was my favorite game of the year. Probably by far people think I hate Kansas City. I don't care. I also get accused of being a Patriots fan. If anything you could say. I'm a big fellow check fan would have Bill Belichick left the page where it's tomorrow. I wouldn't care about the page where it's at all I care about Bill Belichick. And so I anytime people accuse me of rooting for a team you're wrong. I root for people not organizations. I don't care about the organization. I care about the person running it or the person playing quarterback or the receiver or the running back or the coach. I care about people not about organizations if that makes any sense at all. Another question we have today is from Darcy. So we actually no I think we have another one first Zach another Zach Write Sins access Happy Thanksgiving. Would you ever do a film analysis of Tim Tebow exact spells with an H. I don't have an h and my name we're not the same person. Yeah, I would do a film analysis of Tim Tebow. I'm planning one. That's all I'm going to say. We'll have fun with that down the road. We'll talk about Tim Tebow at some point during the offseason Darcy right since that's exact love the show SOS. My absolute favorite podcast. What are some of your favorite NFL podcasts to listen to I don't listen to any any other sports podcasts at all. I only I don't even listen to mine. Really. I mean I listen to edit it. So I hear it a lot cuz I'm and I write it and I'm a heavily I got I already know what I say Toronto cuz I'm the one doing the show so I don't need to listen to my show and I don't need to justify why I don't listen to much like it makes sense. There are two podcast. I listen to I guess really three cuz I do listen to Joe Rogan. I mean, it doesn't everybody at some point listened to Iran and Jacob podcast. I mean, I they're they're just guessed occasion where Go I mean that's I like Joe Rogan not all his guests are interesting, but I pick and choose with a good guests and listen to the good guess when I want to or whatever long drive or walk or wage. I don't have a lot of time to listen to podcast either was another problem in my life. I'm not doing a lot of stuff most of the time. I just sitting here in the office watching football taking notes, and it's literally that's ninety percent of my life. It feels like I mean I am I don't do a lot of stuff other than that the two podcast I listen to like when I do laundry or I'm cleaning. I've met my cycle in their cage. I listen to a talk show I listen to Sacred symbols, which is a video game podcast done by a guy named Colin Moriarty who I adore. I love Colin. He's an introvert. He's a nerd he's I I just I think we're I think actually we're probably very similar as human beings and I really appreciate his kind of curmudgeon nature towards the world. And then I also listen to another show that Colin does called knock back which is a control and Nostalgia podcast. So I avoid all other sports media. I don't listen to sports media I read articles cuz that's how I get my news. I'll read like like for example this morning Matt Patricia got fired. Yep. Article breaking the news but I react to news. I don't run to hear other people's opinions. I want to share my opinion and it's kind of by avoiding other voices in the sports media. It's really helped me find my own voice. Like who am I as a person? What do I have to say? Forget that opinion or that opinion? And I don't I just I there's so many things going on in the world. I don't worry about anybody else other than what I have to say and it's really helped me as a Creator. And then also when I'm not working again, I spend geez, I work like fifteen hour days people don't realise how much goes on behind the scenes my girlfriend certainly does she's really frustrated right now. I feel fix my washing machine and I've been putting it off for days cuz I've been working and working and working and I I work all the time and I love my job. But I also when I'm not working, I don't want to listen to more Sports. Does that make sense? Like I said my desk all day. I'm like, I don't want to hear anybody else talk about sports. I wanna hear about video games or movies or random stuff about the woods with Joe Rogan. And so whenever I'm doing other stuff other than work, I want to change the subject in my head and think about other things and and that's kind of Life by doing that actually keeps me way more engaged in sports because I go. Oh, I'm actually I'm when I'm not when I'm I guess distance away from the thing you do all the time help me. Remember why you loved it that distance occasion when I take a day off or I or take a couple of hours and just I'm away from Sports. Listen to video game podcast or playing a game or going for a walk. I mean that time away from Sports helps keep me alive and keep that my love for it going. I think if I all I did if all I did all the time constantly was whether making a sports podcast or listen to Sports Page, 10 or this or that it would probably burn me out. And so I've been trying to find that balance and for me the balance starts with just ignoring every other sports media person in the entire world. I don't care. I don't need your opinion. I have my opinion. I don't need yours. And I mean there's something to be said for listening to other people may have a good idea and I I try to do that if I get messages from people but I am I feel like I'm pretty insular from the rest of the sports media world. I mean there I have a lot of friends that are athletes will put it this way. A lot of my friends in the Sports World are people playing the game or coaching the game or working as a shout or working in a front office, but I'm not really friends with people in the media. I don't really I feel like from when it comes to just strictly the media. I'm an outsider. I mean big shows occasional asked me to be honest usually say no and I just don't really want to I don't need to work with other people in the sports media. I'm happy doing my own thing and I I I see some day a show where I am. S on that are athletes, but even my friends that are athletes. I don't really want to have them on the show cuz I think they can only hurt themselves. I mean, I don't I don't see if you're if you're a great play or doing well, what's the benefit for the most part I go unless you're a high like if you're the top of the top you can get away with saying whatever you want off. Most people can't and I don't really want to have people on to say God you questions and try to Corner them or whatever, right? I don't know. I'm happy to my own thing. And that's my whole take on all I'm rambling now, but I thank you for the question. The next question is from oh Colin Colin Colin Colin Colin is my and this actually reminds me I need yo call in a favor. He asked me for a favor. I owe it to him cuz I like him he's awesome. If you played division three football, please send me a message. I want to hear from you and here do you have an Instagram start the message with I played football then get in touch with me. We'll talk behind the scenes. I got a I need I need your feedback on football for the sake of Colin Colin writes in and calling by the way. He was my page looks plain calling in a minute call and writes and says for questions number one. What's your favorite Thanksgiving dish already answered that one. Number two favorite college class number three, I'm currently watching my go-to movie when I feeling a bit down. What's your go-to movie too helps pick you up phone number for what's one thing that separates a good offensive lineman from an average offensive lineman as a Seahawks fan. I've seen good and bad o-line play and I know good versus bad aligned play when I see it, but I couldn't specifically tell you why it's better or worse. How much is footwork part of the elite o-line play strength technique communication love the Pod. So Colin he would say he was my TA in college. I always considered Colin a professor and he is a professor now, in fact, he is definitely Professor now, he he's awesome. And one of my favorite people he taught one of my classes occasionally. I took a sports media gave Colin was the TA and when my professor was out he covered the class and I always loved and Collin did that. In fact, I actually between you and everybody listening to the whole world. I hated the profession. For the regular Professor for that class. I thought that he always called strong opinion Sports. My stupid blog word-for-word said that to me. Oh my God, you don't respect what I do is screw you man. I really am happy with what I do and it it's clearly no longer just a stupid blog. So I hated that guy. He also had the stupid. What do you call it? A attendance policy where he do these really boring long lectures then post all the information you need necessary online and I realized why am I going to class I can skip the class. I can read this stuff online. I aced all this quizzes and at the end of the day, I had a hundred percent. I killed I cuz I was so good in this class, but I failed attendance part, which I was like you didn't make it ever the only reason I ever needed to go to classes cuz you said I had to rather than because there was valuable helpful information in the class. So I decided it was a bad Professor. I'm not going to Lazy. I thought he him and I just I hated that guy. We just did not work at all. And so anytime calling filled in Oh, I was so glad to hear calling on the show doing the the class. It made me so happy I really loved when he I would fill in as Professor occasionally made me very very happy. That's a gigantic tangent did not say any of that my favorite class calling unfortunate. My favorite class was not your class. It was actually a astronomy astronomy is the coolest class I've ever taken had a great Professor didn't need to fill in to make it great calling you made it great. I loved you but I mean astronomy such an interesting topic. I love that so much and Gastronomy. It's my favorite class I've ever taken in college thing that or AP environmental science my senior year of high school are the two classes college or high school that I just I loved him so much favorite pick me up movie. Star Trek 2009 Star Trek with Chris Pine as Captain Kirk, it's my favorite movie of all time. I I should do a I'm starting a movie podcast in February month. And that's one of the movies I got to cover first is why I love that movie and break down specifically. I mean, I've watched it. I'm not kidding or exaggerating. I literally one time in college watched it three times in one day suggest taking notes and so into it and I kept just previously taking notes trying to understand why I loved it so much and so amazing movie. That's my pick me up movies 2009 Star Trek. Also, if you need a pick-me-up listen to the Formula One music take it. Oh my God, it's phenomenal that that'll pick you up in a heartbeat now Colin. What about great offensive line play? So to be a good offensive lineman you need yes good footwork and good technique. Yes. Yes. Yes, but also half the battles being smart half the battle is having a good enough communication to understand and know your assignment people don't understand what goes on behind the scenes on on offensive line. Usually you call it a middle linebacker. What's kind of sets the account from the rest once, you know your account Point count out from the middle often or it's a zone. I'm not explained as well at all. I guess the best simplest way to put it is that there's a lot of detailed Nuance in who has what assignment knowing when if a defense stunts meaning the defense alignment switch and cross each other when to switch went to stay with your guy Zone vs. Man you have a lot. It's just it's very complicated but the key to being a good offensive lineman is you always always need to know your assignment you can be big you can be fast you can be physical but if you don't know your assignment, it doesn't matter and so communicating your assignment and then dead. Knowing it when it's communicated to you. It's so huge and there are so many missed assignments on the offensive line. That's the biggest thing and it makes you wonder actually Andrew Thomas is the left tackle for the Giants really struggling. Is he just struggling with communication and knowing his assignment? Because I bet in college. It was like your one-on-one with this guy every single time. It's possible that in the NFL. He's just got more on his plate than he's ever had before and so the communication the the mental side of the game an offensive lineman is very very smart. They're not just big dudes. They're incredibly intelligent. They have to know their assignment. That's a huge thing. Nobody talks. I thought he really understands about the offensive line. And that is what makes it good offensive lineman is they're they're big they're fast whatever but they also have to be very very smart to always know their assignments. Thomas writes in final question of the day says what is your favorite snack? So a lot of good snacks come to mind. I think of Goldfish crackers, I think of snap peas salt chips cookies are really good. There's like a can get ones that I guess WinCo is where I go for cookies get like for two bucks. You can get the ones you just you put it on thing. They're already pre-wrapped or may not be there a little balls basically put them on the oven putting it for ten minutes. They come out there all gooey. I love that cheese and crackers is an underrated snack. People forget about grapes are really really good, but my life personal Favorite snack french fries are good too. By the way french fries. Oh man. They make me fat gotta stay away from them. My favorite snack right now in the world wage tax mix you can get a two pound bag for $5 at Costco. And every time I hold up the bag, I literally I look at it this morning to make sure it's actually two bands that really is dead. And I feel like I'm scanning. I think I'm I'm scanning somehow Costco. Like I'm getting a deal I shouldn't be getting every time I buy it for $5. I'm like, how was this allowed or possible? Because I mean the things you get you can get like off the gas station ones are so marked up. So when you get it wholesale at Costco, I mean Chex Mix is really really cheap and it's so good and you put it in like a little cup and you just you drink it because it's just shovel as long as you can and I I also I hate touching stuff with my hands because I'm always I'm usually at my desk if I'm not at my desk. I'm holding a controller or writing notes watching something. I'm always using my hands for something else. And I don't want crumbly crumbs on my hands. I like my hands to be clean and ready to work and do stuff. So you put Chex Mix in a a plastic cup. It's malleable. So you can squeeze it together a little bit to funnel off your mouth. And then you just go to town and Chex Mix man, really really underrated under-appreciated snack and again at Costco. It's $5 for a two pound bank. It's an unbelievable deal and I cannot recommend Chex Mix enough. They're phenomenal phenomenal snack guys. That's all I have. Thank you so very much for tuning in. I love you. My mouth is dead. I just need to relax when I'm like tired and my mouth is dead when you talk for it's been an hour and twenty something minutes. My mouth is dead it just what happens when you talk this long in a row. Love you guys. I appreciate you. I hope you have a great day, but I'm bam we are done.

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106: Time Enough for Love: Love Story 2050, Action Replayy, and Baar Baar Dekho

Bollywood is For Lovers

1:18:36 hr | 5 months ago

106: Time Enough for Love: Love Story 2050, Action Replayy, and Baar Baar Dekho

"Welcome to bollywood is for lovers. Part of the alberta podcast network locally grown community supported. i'm aaron fraser. I'm at booz and this episode. We jim forwards and backwards in time to discuss three. Try and traveling romances. I stop harmon bow. A'ja travels to mumbai twenty fifty to bring back reincarnated priyanka chopra in harry bharata love story twenty fifty from two thousand eight dates. Then we are reintroduced to roy poor as he travels back in time to fix the marriage between his father. Shay kumar and his mother a tray ri- botch on invisible immaterial action replay from twenty ten. Finally before his marriage katrina. Calf siddharth mahal tra- deals with his commitment issues by from his future. Mistakes in nitya mira's bar bar deco from two thousand sixteen before we begin. We'd like to respectfully acknowledge that we record this podcast on treaty six territory traditional lands of first nations that made people. I guess it is the long promised time. Traveling romance episode two or three movies were absent garbage. I these are some of the worst movies you've ever made me watch. I can make you watch them. You chose this topic. I did the long-awaited topic. I have been wanting to do this episode for years. And i could never find love story twenty fifty one and then. It showed up on amazon prime. I really wanna thank kathy gibson for letting me now but we're going to have some words about that version we yes. We are going to have some words about that. But i'm so excited that we can finally discuss these time traveling romance films but before we get to that we new review. Oh yes and this review comes from amrita now. It is not on apple podcasts. She sent it to me directly She put it on. Google play and she sent it to me a little while back but we actually had a lot of episodes banked rare for us. We were really like ahead of things not this time though. We're recording literally the day before it goes out. Yes so i. I did warn her that it would show in our inner. I november episode. In here we are. She writes hello aaron and map. I have been meaning to write this review for a long time but haven't got around to it. I would like to share. What a pleasure. It is to listen to you as a fan of hindi films. I find your podcasts. So relatable while you're positive outlook infectious enthusiasm and humbly consistent attempts to pronounce. The names correctly are hurting. I must admit. I was initially sceptical of the idea of two canadians analyzing bollywood. I often have a laugh at some of the other. Knowledgeable caucasian reviewers out there. But bethel's consistently engaging fund will not passing blanket judgments being culturally sensitive and open to learning more. Thank you for all your efforts. Best wishes coming away from him by arthur. Thank you yes. Thank you so much we try. Yes we really appreciate that we do. And we you know we are always trying we just. We like watching bollywood discussing bollywood movies. So that's why we do this but yeah. We are always trying to get better pronouncing names and always interested in learning more about hindi cinema and indian cinema and indian cultural in general. So yes thank you so much and thank you for you know as you. Don't use apple podcasts. Taking the time to up to us to send us your review. We really appreciate that points. Yes if If you would like to be cool like amrita please. Leave us a review We do a good job of catching the ones on apple podcast. But if you've left a review elsewhere just reach us. let us know in. Send us a copy of it and we will read it on air. Then matt will give you some biff appoints pretty soon here. Something will happen with the before. Points so yeah. This is the longest like buried lead in history. Point six years in the making him up with him a couple of years ago. I think true. Yeah okay time travel movies so you typically don't like time yes. One of the reasons for i have really wanted to do. This episode is because matt famously. Gets annoyed that i don't like time travel movies specifically the one. You're all thinking back to the future. Eight ak action replay version one yet. No i. I don't like fact that you don't like that. It's essentially like celebrating the two most conservative parts of american history the nineteen fifties in one thousand nine hundred s. Exactly for maybe. Now's the next one like the eighties for the fifties is not something. That's really up your alley. No it's really not and proper to mecca's i really don't to gel with robertson meccas and his interest in nostalgia i find his films kind of rather conservative. An ideologically comp wrapped we want to get into one of his most famous films. That i loathe. I will say don't hate all his work. I'm not a monster. La from roger. rabbit. And i love romancing the stone Many overall a to get episode on her messing the stones people should go always good episodes so just to you know everyday episode for him. Yes yes but so. I don't hate all microphones but famously. I do not like back to the future. I don't like bill and ted don't like twelve monkeys for time. Travel you under the famous time travel we dislike. I mean you like lajpat. Hey which i love ya not lilia movie but you do like the inspiration for twelve monkeys. Yes and i like the time machine the sixties one. What about the or fifties whenever it was what about the two thousand one with haven't seen it forgets guy was the orlando bloom was and i did like the kind of time machine riff that they did time after time. What about the most pretentious answer of all primer primer. Speller tensest when you say it per. If it's okay yeah yeah. It's touted as the realistic one right. Yeah i mean. There's so many time travel. Things is that steven king book about it. The taste show that we didn't watch time. Travel is about time which we were talking about yesterday. Yes would you want to compare to barbara deco. Seems like it. Has some things come yet discuss about time. Travelers wife. yeah. I haven't seen that one either. Lake oc- sending letters through time. Yeah but again. I don't even my love. Canada reeves doesn't think a can't get onboard bill and ted's love cats but i don't think it's the idea of tread time travel. You don't like you just don't like how it's been executed in movies. Yeah i mean i thought. Prisoner of azkaban was fine. It opens up so many cans of worms that most scripts don't really think about. Yeah so it might work better for kind of a smaller movie with small stakes like if my parents don't get together my brother and sister and i won't exist or you know bar deco a guy screws up his life. Well guess to see how he could screw up his life in the future or love story. Well love story. One of those ones where the chicken hits the fan but like it's it's like too powerful to meadow with into unless you really know what you're doing. I mean i'm looking at a list here of time travel movies and again like i think. I just kind of famously. Don't like some of the some of the big ones primer. Is the one where it's like. You can go back and it looks like they did their homework to figure out all of the different reverberations that would happen with people running around through time. 'cause most of these movies don't do their homework and you could pick apart gifts and things but i mean i do like like the terminator films the first to at least you out of his soft spot for the latest one too. Yeah i did really like the latest one. Yeah and i do like the girl who leapt time. The anime i did not like midnight in paris it was basically just own. We'll be like. Wow look hemingway day films chase another one. Where the day did their homework and they figure out. Okay here's the exact sequence of events that would happen every day. Groundhog day though. That's time travel. You like groundhog day. Well i mean yeah. I guess in the same. If we're gonna call happy at st time travel then we can call grind pedic type. There is actual time travel only the second happy death day. Just that first one is still just like a like a time loop And i love x. men which as a future pants. There's a lot of time tackles although the movie. You didn't love these future paths but the idea of a dark future where everything went wrong. Sending someone back to terminator. It's in Dr the future too. I think the less. I have to think about the mechanics. Can't accept it the more like it and i think the less time travel is explained. The more like you a lot. More than i do. And i think time travel's really fun and it is all so if you wanna get really pretentious time. Travel allows film fans to explore the medium of film itself because movies are form of time travel to. They're not shot in order. So the whole thing is just spliced together from things that happen at different points in time and you have continuity people whose job it is to make sure that everything looks the same like time travel is sort of a film device that also is a little bit meta textual. And i like that. None of these movies are by the way maybe a little bit bar deco but actually replay love story twenty fifty or not working at the same standard that i would like for a time travel. So yeah that's not even close actually to is. Your is your favorite one back to the future is again like this whole kind of sticking point about time travel between the two of us started with you hounding me for years. They don't like back to the future and you made the proclamation that i don't like time travel movies and i think i've kind of internalized it but i don't really have that much against time-trial primer is really good Back to the future is really good. I when i was little time crimes. Allied to time cruise was great. You should watch that one. I think he might like it. English film yeah. One of the sort of ideas i had was little. Was that like maybe some day. A historical figure would show up in the president. And i would have to show them and because i was a little criminal i thought well. What an alka poem came back. Hang out with him. Because i just watched the untouchables at like eight years old. And i thought that was cool so like i've always said you'd go back to chicago in the thirties. Said bring back alcopop well. They're doing it because they're history homeworks about various parts of like like i thought gangsters were very cool like the chicago. Gangsters thought that was great. When i was little we still do so like meeting historical person like that and showing them the future. I always thought it'd be kind of cool so anytime this happens a lot in the bill and ted movies but like genghis khan going sports store and having a good time with new stuff or the new time travel thing that we washed all of didn't mention there may romay. Oh yeah an anime and anime short episodes show about a prestigious bath designer in roman times ancient roman times forward to modern day. Japan is amazed by various bath technologies. Yeah you like that and as someone who doesn't like bat yes especially i'm really into. This doesn't even know how to swim. Yeah. i took the manga library recently. I've been reading it. Yeah we want. We want to watch the film but like time travel thing you like for you say hot. Tub time machine. This existed before time. Yeah i also liked the first time. She never watched second one. It's always the idea of someone with knowledge of the past going back and changing things army of darkness. You like time travel. I like futurama. I mean he goes yeah. Few drama was when they built the time machine. That can only go forward. So they have to go idea that you've implanted. That's just bizarre adventure to that. Happens there as well. I'm gonna say this idea that you've implanted in my psyche. That i just don't like time. Travel is not true that being said this episode is not these are not films the you particularly enjoyed all. there's another. Oh it all goes back to connecticut. Yankee king arthur's court which is another book. Like i had a little kid version but i thought that was so cool. They like someone from mark. Twain's time so like the mid nineteenth century could go back to camelot and invent things like. I thought that'd be great because what it does is it makes someone of average intelligence like myself. Who knows like what's going on now if you go back to modern if you go back to medieval times you're a genius because you're from the future. This is really well parodied. They do that in levi's e to this is really parodied. Well in a book by. Tim powers called the new biz gates which is about a guy from the future who travels to victorian times. He thinks he's going to be the king like he knows everything that's going to happen. He can make a few good stock bets and then take over everything but within like three days he's naked and in a ditch lost all of his money. Because you might know the biggest things that happened in history. But you don't know how to talk to people and everyone's gonna think you're a weirdo. That's one of the nice things about the bill. And ted's series is that they're they're lovable dollars and can kind of just get along in any time. Same thing with army of darkness so like you know. Maybe there's hope for us. Lovable dillard's yet again. I i don't think i actually disliked time travel as much as you tell me do. There are some notable films that people can point to is like the best time travel things they just don't like would you actually travel back in time if right that. This was going to be one of my questions for you. Would you rather travel back in time. Travel to the future the future. Okay because i read michael crichton book that came out after Traffic park called timeline. Apparently very very awful movie never watched it but one thing it really hammered. Home was a good game. One thing really hammered home was if you actually went to medieval times. There's so many bizarre diseases back then and food like that. Your stomach wouldn't be able to handle and just the smell of everything it would be horrific. I think maybe. I can handle. But i also gagged garbage so i don't know if i could handle medieval times for the future assuming i don't get immediately killed for being you know a dumb asshole who shows up in the future. You know maybe. I could deal with it. I'd love to see what happens right now. It doesn't seem that the future going to be so hot. Maybe it gets better. Yeah yeah. I would probably also go to the future because women's rights in the past. Let me tell you not something. I am keen to experience. Yeah unless you go to madagascar when the queen was in charge like there aren't a lot of great times for the ladies yeah. I'm thinking of off color joke by comedian that i won't mention there's a certain subset of people who can get away with going to various times and places namely they look like me like. Yeah you can get along pretty good most times but there we go future. We wanna go there well. Two of these movies go to feature. Yes our first film boy. Does it go too because flu. This is love story. Twenty fifty director harry bow. A'ja starring his son harman bow. A'ja this was harmon bosia's debut one more movie. And then after this he does. He does like sports movie. What's your rashy we saw. We want that chopper episodes. Yes and we've discussed that one and then there's like some action film in two thousand fourteen something coming out in twenty twenty movies. There's unlikely movies come out and twenty twenty. So who knows what that film is in win. It will come out Yes so this is his debut he stars alongside priyanka chopra and boman irani playing the sort of doc brown type role. Yes still okay. I feel bad for this movie. Because while i did hate watching it and i thought that basically every part of it was garbage. We honestly weren't able to give it a good shot yet because of amazon. I'm going to start by explaining the plot so the film should be about three hours long. And about the first hour. We are introduced to him by witches corron. he falls in love with saana. Played by prakash oprah. Who would they love the rain. It's not a personality. Yeah and you know this to the. I'm only happy when it rains. Cinematic universe yet not a personality to just love the rain. They play in the rain dogs. The they plan on living happily ever after. But santa's life is cut tragically short and she how she if she gets a fire truck which is speeding along and making. How much noise zero noise. Have you ever seen a fire truck. That's just hauling ass completely silently electric car now. Yeah they should have thought that part so he's been an hour like watching them fall in love and they have no we feel nothing they have no character traits no character apart from your they like their brain there and how character is legitimate. Asshole is always. He doesn't know what romeo juliet is. He reads archie and playboy and santa is a bit more. she's she's naive but clearly more literate but he's willingly stupid and does risky things all the time and it's not even like the movie kick where kick likes to get his kicks by doing things. It's more like well. I mean we pay to use this roller coaster in the movie. We gotta do something stupid. Yeah anyways so. Santa is unfortunately her life is cut short kind of rate after they're making Buying and ice cream that they're going to spend the rest of their life together. Krahn is understandably upset but guess what. His eccentric uncle played by beaumont. Aronie has invented a time machine time machine. We were introduced to earlier when they were screwing around in it and she accidentally punches in mumbai twenty-fifty where wants to go and the machine gets stuck having to go there. This is a time in space machine like like in action replay. Where it's basically like a go card. I guess it can fly. You can do something something. Yes so we'd been injured to the time machine earlier but it looks like a big egg couldn't just like the one and actually replay who had already couldn't quite get it to work because it turns out that he needed to complete one of his calculations on his chalkboard so when she and like fooling around they accidentally wipe it but at the chalkboard off she tries to replace it and she says with the missing infinity symbol he replaces it with like blah. Blah blah. Equals sec sexy. That that's the question presented infinity. Simple bumming around just never forgot to account for if an infiniti we've also been told that people who die before their time get reincarnated so because don't know where to cut short apropos of nothing. Says you know that when you die you get carney. Tehran is convinced that santa will be reincarnated in the future if he wants to go to mumbai twenty-fifty so he boman irani and santa's younger sister and brother for some reason they stow in the time machine yet they get in the time machine fired up and then wow there in mumbai twenty-fifty and then we immediately cut too preoccupied bre in a flying car with with bright red hair manager. Yeah her friend slash manager telling her how obsessed she is with koran how she only talking about koran in karanja that and then the next scene is a dancing where karan like shows off his moves that originally belonged to russia. Oh yeah his his character his face. Everything about him is your the grow on like harmon. Bow is a rhythmic russian. Wanna be the entire time. We were watching this moment especially when we got to the future we were just like oh they they really wanna make him into the next mythic russia and it's he's not he's not doing it right so then. We started to get really confused about the plot. They thought maybe they would explain. This did zyppah. that's practice name in the future. When did zeta meets koran. How does crown know that. She doesn't believe in love. China title card saying what happened at two days later and then we discover that over. Forty minutes of this film has been edited out of the amazon prime version. Even more annoying forty minutes of the future part with all the special effects and songs and not the first hour and a half of two boring people without personalities like hugh. Couldn't edit the movie. Let's get the robot bear. Let's keep that and you know the holograms and stuff. I've seen too boring. people meet. they don't need to see it again so we did keep watching the film with a lot of questions like who is still in. What is he doing. Oh look they're all these robots they apparently know pop star is dating a robot. Maybe not because. I think he is with them with without that forty minutes again over forty minutes. We were really lost in what was happening incomprehensible. Who halfway through the film now. We did a poll up. There is a on youtube. The full movie is uploaded. There we do not recommend watching it off of youtube and also he doesn't have english subtitles. Missile we just don't recommend watching this. Don't watch it anyway but better left forgotten. We were able to pull it up and kind of kind of see that there was a huge chunk that show forty minutes yet that shows koran bomani and kids kind of getting apartment. Yeah like becoming acquainted with mumbai in twenty-fifty meeting robots then meetings aisha and like going on her talk show. Yeah yeah there's some sort of like tv show that they connect on so again. We don't really know what happened was famous enough to go on the tv show. Does everyone know that he's from the past. This is not mentioned. Well and also like i guess she's getting late memories from her past life or starting to come back to her but by the time we see that happen without with the forty minutes could it. When we see that happen it's like overtaking making her pass out so the again incomprehensible watching on amazon prime. The film is absolutely. It is obviously a tragedy that we had to watch this like. This movie should not be watched in the form that it's amazon prime. It shouldn't probably not be watched anyway but like it's a crime what they've done to this movie and i don't even like it but i feel bad for it now. We've noticed like some length. Discrepancies with amazon prime. Before older movies usually usually older films and usually no more than ten minutes and there has been i think some reports that they've sped up some films so that they're they run a bit faster than usual up the first hour and a half. This movie and with older films do understand. Sometimes there isn't salvageable. What is interesting. They don't have the slow. You lied to transfer but there's no excuse why movie from the mid-2000s why is twelve years old. Yeah why we wouldn't have the full movie. So i mean the excuses that Hates us movie so much that she controls. Every jonas has seen this movie. I don't know but maybe she calls him wittily tanks or things. Winky winky dink rinky-dink yeah. That's this sort of glove. That has another personality feature the it's a. It's a pink glove that has like five pig heads for on each one on each finger and think harmon. Biologists steals it or something. Yeah he gives it to modern day. Priyanka chopra she dies and then future chopra has it or they mentioned it and brings it to the future and gives it to her and along the journal anyways and finishing my notes on this film it has over twelve hundred special effects shots new zealand's weta workshop and australia's john cox huge special expert. Babe this is worked on the film very surprising to me because effects looked like hot garbage right. If whether i maybe what is the one they got rid of this movie yeah. So why famously did the lord of the rings films the host. Lots of good. Yeah lots this looks like trash though. It looks like a playstation one game. Yeah yeah well. And i was thinking about that like bear. John cox who he did babe he knows how to make like things that shouldn't look they're talking talk to you. Remember that that barracks terrible The film was very poorly received. Critically and commercially was a huge flop. Newer didn't make anywhere near its budget back to hear that everyone is agreed with us on this win the film fare award for best special effects. I mean i guess those lightning look dated. Not they look like trash. I like this has a lot of special effects and maybe there weren't any other big special effects movies that year. But i don't think so. How much further back is this from. Like one and robot not the effort. Like it's in the same ballpark as those and those way. Better better so where to start with this film. It was ter and the version we saw was incomprehensible. I guess the thing that i found most entertaining was that the spill the furthest they go in the future is thirty years and it just looks like forty six. You keep it for us. It's six thirty years. Yeah and it just looked so wildly futuristic. Get really shed like in thirty nine cars. Do you think we're gonna have flying cars and like. Oh my god. I robots the costumes. Everyone's addressed mad. Max i have. I have some good news for chain belt. Lovers like myself sharman joshi chromebook not only will we be able to wear chains on our belts. We'll be able to purchase everywhere. Epaulets chain everything. Oh god the fashion and kate. This really bugged me out party. Everyone's drinking out of lake test tubes and they have a stupid like oh the architecture. It's just like again. The it looks like the steph out of like a. I reminded me a bit of two hundred years from now. Yeah yeah and even like the fifth element like fomative silent on the future and it's just like why why not just travel much further. Call it love story. Twenty one hundred and that problem is gone or twenty-one fifty. Because i think at this point we have an understanding of how technology advances and we know in two thousand eight that. We're not gonna have like nine car. Yeah like flying cars everywhere. Like i don't know maybe thirty years of existence of a hover car. I only rich people would have it. Yeah but only like yeah only must have a hover car. And so i just i i every single time. That piece of technology or new outfitter or something ridiculous was happening in the future. I would turn thirty now. We've got a lot of catching up. I will say one of the films that were to a much better job. I think of kind of envisioning what up realistic future could look like. We'll also more subtle about it. It's fun i like and i know that the drive. This film is like oh. That's going to be this. Like futuristic time travel romance action movie. Look at the drive the film but you need to set it up for it. Looks like space mutiny. Space me and he's probably my favorite mystery science theater three thousand episode It was famously. A south african production starring j. d. salinger's nephew and these hard body. Yeah blast hard cheese used special effects just straight up stolen from outside galactica and all of the engine the original one all of the engine rooms and things are just like a refinery where my dad works so like i. It's a habit on that spaceship. Looks like never been in south africa but similar sort of situation. it's that sort of like high-concept but low execution. Yeah and yet. This movie is garbage about armindo asia not a presence. He occasionally rives is above annoying with. That's it you don't buy them as a romantic lead. He's just he relocated to answer. I guess yeah i mean. He's he's not worthy grocery but he is kind of emulating rather growth. Which is impressive. Visuals moves but like he can magically changes outfit which i thought was cool except the fashion is terrible even me a lover of chain belts not really did absolutely nothing for me. It was also hard to continue engaging with the film once it once. It was very clear to us. That huge chunk has been taken out and that we were never going to fully understand. This cut is not a legit cut. But i'm going to ruin the end of love story. Twenty fifty the good guys win. They save the day they be doctor. Hoshi who i guess is like a robot. Nick type guy. I'm not sure what his whole deal was. Whatever because he just shows up as a villain and we're like oh was this. Bill established. I guess he wants the time machine. You didn't like what. I said that she would turn into a pre baby right. But this is where it's just like they haven't thought it through the time travel version. You get to go somewhere for thirty days and if you're stuck there after thirty days you will instantly would be at that point which is not the worst thing i've ever heard but also except they wanna bring her to the path they want to bring her to the past and she'll become a pre baby but like a is a successful recording artists in the future and is rich and seems to be doing a great job. She has a life in the future. She's a successful recording. Artists has a tv show. I think just a famous person. Everything seems to be going well. Then how unbalanced shows up and kidnaps her and takes her back to like forty years before and like okay. That's sucks like you don't wanna do that. Living now is awful compared to the future. I'm going to say right specifically twenty twenty six compared to twenty fifty as but like then you run into the problem from Back to the future to where now they have knowledge of the future. Are they gonna use it to invest in things. They're already rich. This is a movie wherever rich so it doesn't really matter material goods like she should probably go to the show and fill them in on a few things and maybe check with the un. And say there's gonna be a war this year this year like things that she learned. Great five or going to be very useful for us Us dopes here in two thousand twenty so like then also woman. He takes his robot girlfriend home with him. Katie cutie but like does he plug into the wall. Like what are these. Robots run on. Because she's not gonna be able to get a firmware update or anything eli moscow. Some evil scientists like that is going to kidnap a girlfriend and then experiment on her to make new technology like the warning the ending stupid and no one thought about anything that happened and in fact they just have a clip show during the credits of a bunch of things that we didn't actually get to see happen but they recorded it to show. His mother know her mother anything to say about the songs before. We go interval plans on forgettable. The one you wanted to watch wasn't even the in the gatt. Thanks this song ever gonna play during interval. Watch john version. I wanna thank you mish for sending me this song So i am to blame for this. Okay venetia. I don't thank you for sitting here this song because i watch stupid movie because of it now. You were already watching the movie to me. We did not see this scene in the film we watched. But we're playing this anyways. This is loverboy from twenty alberta's forests matter to all of us. That's why albert is forced. 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Nfl and i immediately knew i wasn't interested. Because it's back to the vigil. Which i do not like and you were like no come on. It's gonna be fun. And i think you turn it off when he minutes in when it gets to the joke where the gun when parise gun symbol. Symbolizing is boehner. Just falls over suck. It's like a yeah le- tunes. Joe turned it off. Which is another reason why i really wanted to do time. Traveling romance was to make you finally watch the movie that you talked up your cool So this movie. Stars actually kumar. Schreier john one of my two stars out of five. That i gave this movie was entirely for her. Yeah she's great. She's the only good part of the whole thing. Actually 'cause a detroit report definitely not okay. He's rory introduced so this is his second film after linden drina. Okay so yeah comes. After i just love how reintroduced we didn't ninety to be reintroduced. Did you roy kapur some argue that we didn't even need to be introduced to detroit. I would argue that nato in a complete confusing roll. Get to their best friend. I know but like she's just kind of there and also kind of horny for a detroit report but nothing comes of this present in scenes. On pori karen kerr round. Vj singh and reindeer kapoor. This was also poorly received. Kramer critic lincoln virtually and with reason as huge of a flop as love story twenty fifty because they spent like five dollars on this one. Yeah okay so in action replay. I don't remember the character's names but it is. You're working kapoor is a young rich guy. yeah just like love story. The main character is a young rich guy who travels through time purely for his own purposes like just for his own romantic issues basically. His parents are played by. Actually kamar try robuchon. Akshay kumar sheff. He's a chef. I think he owns a restaurant. Know if he's a chef his nickname kitchen because his name is kitchen name and he owns a fancy hotel and restaurant and his wife is sharon. Yeah his wife cheaply depressed because of their life together. I guess shop mahalick shops all the time They argue all the time. And the sons very sad about this. coincidentally digital reporters. Girlfriend her go. i guess. Grandfather play by renteria kapoor. He is a another eccentric Inventor who is also a time machine also looks like a giant egg yeah. They looks surprisingly similar in aspects. Yeah and the funny thing about this. One is because it's back to the future. You're taking one of the best time. She's of all time a delorean which is essentially a very bad car. But it looks futuristic and you turn it into a big eg that looks like remember that simpsons episode when they all joined the cult and like the leader was in charge and the leaders was. The leader was making this. Ufo they worshiped and essentially him just on a bicycle balloon. That's basically what this time. It's g is except there. Isn't anyone blowing on a piece of paper but yeah siamese machines Detroit report goes back in time because of his parents is sad about them and he wants to see what they were like in the seventies before they met or before they fell love their neighbors so they've known each other for a long time but he goes back in time kind of before they were married to essentially fix their marriage to like. He doesn't really have a great idea of what he's doing but it's just like he wants to make them fall in love with one another because they they obviously don't love each other in the current time line. It's not clear why they got married but yeah it wasn't even like an arranged marriage. Yeah i will say it's fun to go back to to the nineteen seventies because it allows film to play with a lot of conventions of seventy s bollywood. And i would say that's where the movie has the most fun. I think this is a lot better executed and things xinjiang though. Yeah unfortunately on shanty own shows up and does this way better and actually replay doesn't need to exist So he goes back in time and he finds out that his father was actually kind of a dullard. he is completely trusting of what his father says follows his instructions so to the point that like he seems really stupid. He has a pair of false teague big choppers upfront. I really like really bad haircut. That's very straight looks kinda faulk. Yes vulcan and hong straight. He's a nerd. Everyone in town picks on him including john who's like a cool girl But you've got a fantastic wardrobe found. Yeah she's got some cool semi designs if you like seventies fashion. That's probably the best part of the movie. Her thing is that her mother died. Know her father died and her mother was working all the time so she had to take care of herself. It was very tough. She picks on kitchen kumar. Yeah her mom is played by karen care and on puri plays actually never quite understood why they car cheryl all the time because they live next to each other but you know they. They share driver own puri. Owns a restaurant and karen care. Sings on all india radio. So there you go. That's all characters there's also ran. Vj sings character. He's some local asshole who kind of has a thing for a short john and he can sing in to voice. Yes that's that's his thing is that he could sing both female and male parts of the song at the same time. This kind of comes up later but really. I don't really know why they did that. There's also a cameo by the original raman raghav. Who wants this guy. The the rival guy gets thrown in jail for a detroit. Report pays aqap. Throw that guy jail. He ends up sharing with the notorious serial killer. And this is definitely something i wouldn't have got to. I watch but i kinda like that bit now. it's a. It's a deeply silly film. And i think i think could have been a lot of fun but one of the one of the biggest issues i have with the film is its approach towards masculinity. So you have to be cool in an asphalted girls. Yeah thunder like you so one of the things when it did you were poor. Travels back in time. He's kind of shocked to discover that like what kind of man his father was that. He was like a pushover and like a nerd. Dare i say a little effeminate and he kind of he has to give him a makeover both externally and internally in order for him to woo x-ray awry on in order for him to like prove that he's a macho man and then essentially he is just a jerk to her who pretends. He doesn't like her to kind of string her on pretends. He's not afraid of her too. That's kind of funny part of the movie. Yeah and so. I think one of the issues that i take with the film. It's just that this idea that like men need to be a certain way and a certain way that is more. Traditionally masculine is deeply problematic. That ashley Being mean yeah that you have to be mean and you have to like workout Out because i think it's fair that it gets his teeth fixed. He doesn't get his teeth. He punches his face. Tillis teeth followed. Yeah i mean those t wondering how they're going to do this around pretty good way. There are a lot but have at this idea that he needs to changes personality in order to get a girl. This you must not like this and back to the future then to go back to the future whether like this is one of the sort of through lines. It has it back to. Is that your father's a nerd. He has to become cool in that one. It's by punching in the face but also it's engineering a situation where your mother gets in a car with biff which is not great remarked upon many times afterwards. Yeah on again. I just think think think this film argues in favour of toxic masculinity and think. I think that's a big problem. You have to bully you're bullies and otherwise the believe your whole life. Yeah and also like you're not going to get a girl unless like you fix these things about you and and you can't. He's actually like trying to remove his sensitive side. I mean this was ten years ago. And i think we've come a long way our discussions around masculinity since then but i just i think this thinking is outdated and i think it's toxic so he goes on to make toilet which has kind of creepy beginning. But it's all about trying to make your way feel happy and padma and especially. He's like trying to help him once like he knows i think like movies like veteran and twinkle canada's not going to deal with his bullshit right. Yeah keitel actually my dress. This and everyone seemed to miss that point veteran of beatlemania which i actually quite like because i do think tried to address these issues of toxic mess many so yeah i just. That was a big issue in the film for me with something that like really kind of Shut me off from the film. I mean is baked into the premise. But in back to the future his nerdiness is what makes him rich in the future because he goes on to become a high selling science fiction author so like his son inspires him with time machine and calling himself darth vader and stuff. But he doesn't go on to start a restaurant or something. He accepts that you could make your nerdy. It true eighty cents. You can make your Your special quirks into a marketable skill and make a lot of money. Now here. he's trying to. He's trying to mold him into his idea of like a man's man and the character kishen kumar before he gets there is so pitiable and a huge nerd annoying. Well yeah you've set up a situation where he has to do that because this guys insufferable my main problem. This movie is that basically all the offensive it would happen regardless of ituen reporters involvement and in most scenes. He's just standing around like he doesn't really for the main of a movie. He doesn't really do much. He just kind of be friends his mother and his father and then tries to engineer situations to get them together but like in the future. You know there's a ticking clock same thing with twenty fifty you mean. They had that part at least to make some sort of tension in the movie in. This is just sort of like. Oh yeah. I guess you're if you're cool guy. Now you could be a cool guy in the seventies smell like you wouldn't understand every cultural reference or your language would sound weird like it's just you're cool now you're cool forever but like his character is just boring. He's just like a guy. He wants his parents to love each other. But that's it. It's it's a nice school but it's not something you can hang a two and a half hour movie. Yeah that's part of the them as a year. And i both agree arch on She's having a lot of fun playing a bitch. she looks great. she's really funny. Actually kumar. yeah. She's cheap pops. She really pots grain. It's too bad that the movies garbage for like it's fun to see her do stuff. Would you think of the songs. I thought the song at the fair was probably the most fun which i admit is a saggio having a bad attitude or being cool. We'll get your girls. Yeah which i know is one of my issues with the film. But i actually think that song is really well done and i think that's on has more self awareness than a lot of the other than a lot of those other parts in the film. Do i guess. That's the only one st one at the end where having attitude the villain with his to voice thing and then you know what all sing with four different voices and then just like his son and two friends are singing in the background with a microphone. Like it's not rocket science. You can figure that one out. Evil guy funding the winter fair but having attitude like that was kind of fun kind of picks apart the idea of like people like this and the dancing really like the. That's like bigger people in bright seventies clothing. It's really fun since this was on netflix. Though it looks like absolute garbage They do not have great digital transfers so even even the parts of the movie we liked where difficult to see completely forgettable movie. Don't watch it. You can look try ride botch on to dancing. And you get the best part of the and her costumes degrade wardrobe sort of hyper seventies. Now i do yeah like oh chateau more goldmember. That sort of like. I don't think anyone outside of fashion magazine. But you know it's fun to play around there. He didn't did you. Pour the seventies is a relatively like easy level of back in time to go to like you have a basic knowledge of events. He recounts like oh. Yeah the emergencies in like two years. So you know better stock up on this like he didn't have any fun with it. Now right like i would have. I would think going to a disco would be cool or you know. I don't know like this stuff you could do in the seventies you can't do now or maybe you shouldn't do now but like learning about the time would be fun but i think it's a budgetary constraint. They're not gonna show a roller like a roller disco or something. I may be also link. They went and get to the plot. I guess i mean the plots not not not anything to write home about so you know it was a lot of it. This brings us to our last film. Which i think is arguably the best film of the bunch. Not even argument. I mean like. I thought this was actually a good movie. There's like one sort of problem with a but on the whole i thought it was executed. Pretty well yeah. This is bar deco which means look again and again it's directed by nitya mira. This was her directorial debut. She was the ad on the namesake. Amlie pie and the reluctant fundamentalist I believe the first dawn and she also went on to direct three episodes of made in heaven The stories by three row who was on the show. Yes the show. Sriram is on the interviewed him about his book. Bollywood kitchen almost like three years ago. Yeah that that was a while ago. yeah so. He used book every week i do. He's cookbook it is good. Yeah yes he has story credit he also worked on the screenplay and it was an executive producer on the film that being said apparently the plot is similar to the film. Click with adam sandler. Which i have never seen me neither. But that's where he gets like a tv remote and can go forwards and backwards in time and he's married to cape beck and sale because adam sandler always always has like a really attractive woman. This this this movie is about someone who has the horrible fate. The absolutely impenetrable problem of having to marry katrina care. Yes can you imagine how difficult your life would be. Yes that had molitor. Sani gupta ram kapoor and sarah and it was nominated for best playback singer female at the filter awards. It did like box office. Vises seems to have done fine from what i can tell Critically it was mixed to poor so the plot is very straightforward katrina kaif and health. Baltra play childhood sweethearts. She is an artist and he is a mathematician. They've been dating since they were very young. They've grown up together. She wants to take their relationship to to the next stage. She young she wants to get married. She's at that point in her life. Where that that is what she wants and she wants to be with him So she says look. It's time to get married. And it does kind of seem like their entire relationship and really their whole lives. She's been calling the shots. He hasn't really voiced what he wants out of life. She says his drivers and passengers and driver. Yeah exactly and and she's done everything for him and and do you think you would appreciate that medical genius. Who's in his brain. Not presented like made all these dishes and called all these shots because she is overbearing or anything. But it's because that's what he has needed in his life. He's too busy thinking about math. And being a genius specifically vic sutras and like vatican mathematics that could be used for current day. Use interesting topic. That they don't really get into and she's she's always been there to to support him and just kind of run his life. He lost his father when he was young. katrina calf. not play was born in london. And i this is the first. This is the fastest. They've ever done the katrina switch by literally within fifteen seconds they both get born and then yeah in london and i did appreciate that. She is by racial so her father is radical four a white mother which was really good in this movie. Yeah he's a really good movie. I liked him so she really wants to get married. He kind of is going along with it and his family is all really thrilled. Because she's been a fixture in their lives for years and everyone is on board for this marriage except for kind of siddhartha halter. Who's just being an ass hat dope. He's he's a dope and kind of shortly before the wedding he gets a call from cambridge and he's being offered a fellowship in an assistant professor position at cambridge for delicious would mean that he and katrina cave would have to operate their lives in india and move to england so you think he would go talk to her about this instead he just mops and she excitedly shows him their new apartment that her father has helped purchase for them also he gets in a big fight with her instead he gets in a big fight and she points out that know through through all the wedding planning. He's been very unhelpful. And actually kind of the opposite. He's been causing problems and that she's frustrated with him and she storms out and we're kind of left. I'm sure if this wedding is going to go through so there. The molitor then drinks an entire bottle of champagne and will say does it with relative ease. I try to drink champagne straight from the bottle. It's that easy. Hilariously big burps. I thought that bottle of empty actually. Yeah or maybe. It's just filled with water. He passes out and then he wakes up in thailand. He doesn't know what's going on katrina. Kef is there and it turns out that they were married ten days ago. And now they're on their honeymoon and so he kind of gets over the initial shock and then proceeds to enjoy a lovely day in thailand with katrina cash sort of enjoys it and mostly confused but he has like the best day that anyone could possibly have them mazing. Could anyone have a better day. I want you to know edmonton covered in snow. And also we're in the middle of a pandemic. This looked absolutely amazing. it was like fourteen degrees celsius today and watching a movie. That takes place sunny thailand. At least part of it it hurt. It hit different yet. When he goes to bed he wakes up two years later in england and he has taken that fellowship at cambridge him and katrina calf. Live there and she's pregnant. She is having a baby notably. She put everything on hold so she's not working exactly. It doesn't seem to be doing that much. And so the film continues on with sit. Helmuth are halter kind of moving further into the future. To see what his life with his wife and children is lake could be or could be like and then also kind of sometimes going further in the future and then not in the past still in the future but jumping back And he starts to kind of understand his failings as a husband and tries to kind of fixed his future mistake so they can have a happy life with his wife and doesn't always understand maybe why he's a bad husband and ultimately learns. I mean i'm kind of ruining the film here. But i think people know where it's going like ultimately learns to appreciate his wife. It's like groundhog day. Better person you can track. Get out of here loop exactly now. One thing that i really like about this at the time travel's never really explained it's sort of is in that the panic who was going to marry them and i guess doing so that we don't see the wedding on screen he explains you know kind of like the seven cycles. Seven lifetime seven lifetime. Different lessons you should learn exactly and so any tie in pay close enough attention to see if they actually match well. Now now the today i probably should have any ties. A string around said has mojo's rest and so potentially. It's the pandits doing and his attempts. It kind of auditory doesn't think so because the depended comes back and he talks to him and argues with him. But it's not like we know like that the pandemic kassy's magic again. It could just be a whole time. Travel just happens because it happens when he goes to sleep. And that is one of the elements. That i really like about the film. Explain time. trump doesn't try to explain it and the time travel comes out of a natural extension of the relationship drama and i think something a lot of people feel in life this kind of like. What am i doing with my life. This fear of commitment. And we're feeling that your life is unreal. I mean you. it's like the talking heads song like. Is this my wonderful ashes. This my beautiful wife like he kind of just watered into this whole thing because he's not the sort of guy who pays attention to what's going on exactly and so that's what i think is really smart about this film and virtually. I don't think it completely works because sit hosmer house. Right is just not very good and there's a lot of comedy bits that he has to do because it's always wake up a new time and then getting confused and sort of like this reading brew most of the time. He's usually in a sad situation but he's kind of happy he doesn't know what the problem is. And i guess people in the current time would think he has alzheimer's or something. I'm like that's how they would rationalize that he's thinks he's in the past or something. Bi like if he had quite the range. I think it was. I think i can better than you. But it's it's not a command performance. I was thinking of other actors who could have done it better. I was gonna say a rash but probably could have killed this. Yeah he would been really good. Yeah siddharth his. He can be funny. He's funny in a gentleman and he's good at playing like kind of a normal nerd in that movie. This one. he has to kind of play professor with his head in the clouds. And i don't know if i ever really bought the whole genius aspect. Well i just don't think he and katrina cap have great chemistry either. It doesn't help that ally of the scenes that we see with them kinda like he's not understand what's happening. Yeah yeah She's really great though. I think she brings a great comedic. Timing to a lotta this performance. Her dancing around in thailand looks absolutely amazing and she just has that kind of like the perfect travel. Free spirit energy. I think when she gets mad. she's very good. She also carries the old age up really well because her facial features are so strong that you don't lose her underneath the makeup. I also think that like the age makeup in this film is dan pretty tastefully. Those has holder starts to look like mark ruffalo yogi and it's really actually people who listen to the greatest generation might remember their term for loaf which is just like alien stuff all over your face. Eventually the love canal takes over space returns. Mark ruffalo i. I also think that the way that it perceives the future and it goes to twenty forty eight or twenty forty-sevens almo go by two thousand fifty almost as far as twenty fifty and the way that it can understand what the future could look like. I think is really smart. It's just like the technology's just a little bit more advanced than what we have now and kind of into the architecture they still use like a good chunk of this film is sentinel england so they still shot in scotland but they still use all of that architecture but they'll just futurist architecture now that would be normal day architecture twenty-fifty yeah but there's just like a structure here or building here but it's not like they tore down all the buildings that already exist and put up new ones occasionally see some skyscrapers in the background. But you don't you don't necessarily see like all of cambridge's replaced by an archaeology exactly cambridge for the most part still looks like generic british university. I was keeping track of because you see his apartment fairly often and like they're still like clumping up in corners and stuff even twenty thirty like. Yeah that's what a. What an apartment in. The academic part of cambridge has look like forever. Yeah and it looks like kind of lived in. So i don't know i. I'm really really impressed with that. Aspect of the film that you know. And maybe it's a budgetary thing but also it's just. It feels realistic and it will. They spent their money. Yeah yeah because the future tickets really cool. Yeah i will say though that the back half of the film does kind of start to drag. Because it's a bunch of bombers and not like whoops season another weird situation yeah and he starts to become like him learning the lessons and just again. I don't think siddharth mahal. I don't dislike hell. I think he can be very good in terms of. I don't know if he can carry this bimbo energy and it's not being used effectively in this now. It's it's shot big hembo. Yes i agree. It's shot really well. This looks does it. Also has an excellent soundtrack. This is this is a movie that is very like you could tell what time it is based on the color palette like it starts off. It's a wedding. It starts off very like bright colors and supersaturated and patterns and things and eventually works into sort of christopher nolan. Depressing future Yeah that worked really well. I think works really well again because like this is obviously not what he wanted. It was life. No he he. He did not he until he had lived through the whole phase because the future he sees is a future if he just like kind of carries on the way he is and just become a better partner and husband boyfriend and fiance cetera. Trying to tell me something. I'm not occur. The i think the songs are really good because energy which know to coast too much the wedding song. I think it's fantastic. It's a great song. The whole song. Dance and thailand absolutely like. It looks great. But i i think about all the bummer songs or in the future could have some kind of pepi future number. One of the credits is now. You quickly wanted to know how this compared to about time. About time is a richard curtis film with donald gleason. Bill nighy and rachel mcadams in this movie that his father also maybe didn't travel through time but also had his head in the clouds of all time and didn't really pay attention what was happening and maybe when he died. Yeah so i was thinking. Well that one's about like a father and son who also a time disease. Yeah that's it's so in about time Donald gleason and bill ninety. The men in their family can time travel and traveled back in time can travel back in time and only men can do this and so i mean. We haven't told you ladies this but we can do that yet. So donald gleason uses this power to manipulate his relationship with rachel mcadams so that they end up falling in love and getting married and having kids and stuff. That's pretty yes. My it's an. It's richard curtis so it's all done like very romantic and i think the whole thing is really manipulative and really sexist and i have big problems with show. It's him manipulating events. To make himself appear like a better partner for rachel ago he goes back in time and relives the moment they first had sex over and over again so that her memory of the first time they have. Sex is not the first time they had sex so he goes back in gets better gets para. Pike is weird to relive that moment over and over again but in the service of getting better at sex. Just you can. Also if you had time travel and your different realities didn't matter you could just meet some other girl and you one hundred girls get better and then go back and go in as like mr sex. Yeah i just 'cause like whenever he goes to the passage isn't start a whole new reality. No okay no. He's just like he jumps. Yeah i i have issues with about time. We don't talk about it anymore. But you were. Here's how it compares and again like gleason there. He can control his time. Travelling one of the big differences well on also the holders jumping forwards and times as opposed to master the time he goes back a couple times but he also doesn't go back to anything that he knows about. Yeah he never travels to the past. He's always in the future but he jumps around within the future so he's not always moving forward sometimes. He goes slightly but he's still in the future and i like that. He's become unstuck in time though apart from going further than for the back his wedding. Yes very much. Like billy pilgrim. But i like that. He can't control it and it's usually. He's just about to understand some sort of revelation than he falls asleep and then he has to figure out a whole new situation ireland on i came out. I wasn't very positive on it. I think i like it a bit more this time around. And maybe it's partly because the really bad like i appreciate that. This film is about something. And i like how it's tried to use this. This human experience of time travel no the human experience of being in a relationship in the kind of pressures and executives and things that people feel and question and kind of explore that any speculative fiction aspects. I think that works really well. And i think the fact that it's grounded in those human emotions is ultimately why i think the film is somewhat successful. I gave it two and a half stars so it's passable and communicate. Looks good but i don't entirely recommend. I wish it was better. Because i think it has a lot of potential and i think it looks great. It's kind of stuck between comedy and Sadness basically 'cause like groundhog day is the comedy version of someone. You know becoming a better person by having to deal with like a weird time situation. Whereas i just mentioned it but slaughterhouse five is also about someone who becomes stuck at time as mostly just depressed and has to relive things rather not. This is kind of a michelle gandara. I was thinking eternal sunshine of the spotless. Mind let's weird but weird and it's also less inventive formerly but it is about a relationship that has some problems and character in that one. He's trying to eliminate her from his mind and they're kind of stuck in this horrible loop of meeting each other. Women are again but like deeply depressing film as she twirls her purple hair. To say. that's how you knew people ask me. If that's why. I dyed my hair when that film came out. Notice because of cowboy bebop. Let's get straight. Well no. I initially died it. Because i've run lola run but it it's true. I did dyer pearl. Gaza count bleep. But like that's a movie that the time travel is more of a means for a sad relationship movie and this is basically that like Just seeing a potential timelines. Though it's far turn yeah. Well it's because he could learn whereas in that one they can't learn because they're literally erasing each other from their memories. I think it would be stronger if yeah the back. Half of the script was just a bit more interesting. And if has mahal tra and katrina kaif had more chemistry if the lead was just a bit future though again this future more than Love story twenty fifty. I don't want to place the blame entirely under molitor. Because i also think it's a bit the the way the characters written. Yes because he's heading the clouds egghead who has never paid attention to everything. That's going around him and that sort of character. It's difficult to get into their mind. Cause we're not all geniuses like that and also we we see them. Do the beautiful mind thing of riding on a window but it's difficult to portray someone being a genius movie which we've talked about many times the mr holland's opus problem solid opens. Problem is the difficulty of georgina work. About yeah i liked how i it also reminded me of a rival a bit where someone is travelling through time and is able to kind of use that there's no alien aspect in this but I thought that he was going to end up. Inventing time travel though. Like that would be the undercurrent of his his kind of math. He's able to figure it out and go back but it didn't need to do that like that will be more confusing. We also thought that might be the reasoning behind the villain in love story. Twenty fifty might be. We don't actually know. i'm pretty sure he's not doctor. Hoshi but who cares all right. Well i think that brings us to the end of this episode. Would do we learn anything. Did you learn anything about time. Travel release or you more into them now. Because you know what i like. The concept of time travel is just so entertaining and fun. I think our conversation at the top. Just kind of solidified for me. I don't hate time drilling reasons. Mentors usa no. I say you hate the most popular and famous one that everyone thinks he said. I just. don't like to travel famously kinds of famously. This is famous among the two of us. I can't fall out of bed with that. Say something you know this but like time travel is a rich vein of all sorts of things. You can have dumb action you can have. You know scary speculative fiction. We could have relationship drop. These were all relationship drama movies. Barbara art deco. I think was good. The rest were again absolute garbage. This one of the worst Blocks of films. I've had to watch. And i still resent you for it. Well i hope it made good pod that that was all we really wanted a good time to please let us know does make good pot. This is the end of this episode. Who we will catch you. Welcome to can. I doing joke. About how backwards. Time k fine go. I'm keeping that though that's good. That's good pod. We'll be back in two weeks. what are we doing. So it's november historically difficult episode for us to pull off based on access to films yet. So we're not going to tell you the films but we are hoping to watch to mystery thrillers to call the mars because at this point. I'm not sure that we can actually get our hands. On what what we would constitute war. So they're going to be mystery thrillers. One of them generally more famous in western world for brief appearance in pretty beloved movie. Yeah if we go with that one. I found that one. So we can probably from the sixties Maybe we'll post what they are at the time honors media but i'm just so gun shy about saying whatever movie we're going to do. It never works out. Yeah so yeah. They're annual. We'll be something watching something. Hopefully from the sixties maybe noir in the meantime that how can people keep up with the show well at bollywood pod at mit underscore w. e. s. at ernie fraser era in e every complex bodas delivers abolish flavors at tumbler. 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#343 F1 Season Preview + Predictions (2021), and Drive To Survive Season 3 Thoughts

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#343 F1 Season Preview + Predictions (2021), and Drive To Survive Season 3 Thoughts

"All right, 321. Oh my goodness. Good morning. Good afternoon. Whatever it is for you. I hope you're having a fax and asked day. My name is Zach Miller. This is strong opinion Sports episode 343 again, hoping to and very verbal. I'm pumped up. I'm excited off one big elephant in the room. Maybe you might not be able to see it in case you're looking at my forehead going. What is that gigantic crater going on? It's as it. I tried to use girlfriend's like pimple patch. It's like a little plastic thing you put on your forehead like a sticker or like a good piece of tape basically and it's most like dry up the stuff. Well, I ripped it off too hard and it ripped off all my Skin's. So that's that's a cautionary tale. I don't actually know if you can see it. I'm letting you know if you can see it. That's what's going on. It's not like a spider bite or something. It's very possible. You literally can't even see it. Somebody told a little tiny story. Is nothing this is an f 1 episode all about Formula One will do a 2021 season preview. We will also finish the show by talking about Netflix's drive to survive season 3. I'm going to spoil it. I'm going to have fun with it. I'm going to share my notes a little bit the end. I'll give you a spoiler warning when that does come up and if we're not enough one fan if you don't like Formula One, hey, no prep. First of all, I encourage you to listen. I think Formula One is amazing. It's my second favorite sport behind football. It's a it's really amazing the story lines and what goes on and if you're new to F1 welcome. Hey, I think you should quit but if you don't like f one or like hey Zach, I'm only here cuz I want to hear you talk about football. Let me tell you there's going to be no football talk in this episode and had no problem. You can listen to the next episode. It'll come out on Monday morning and Faith. You can hear me talk about football on Monday. I'll see you then if you don't like f one until then, I love you and appreciate you. Let's jump in. Let's talk about Formula One. The 2021 F1 season is here. The first race is in Bahrain on March 28th, Sunday and I watch run through all the teams and form of the one to kind of share my I guess a preview and then predictions at the end of what I think is going to happen by the end of the season but first, let me start by saying this cuz I think it's very very important to Lake kind of the groundwork in my head. I divide Formula One teams into three different tiers. The top tier is the teams that are fighting for a championship that are off the best of the best that have an a legitimate shot of winning a world championship. Then you have the Midfield like the middle level. It's self-explanatory though the teams that are just okay, they're all kind of competing for a lower level spot. And then you have the third tier which is all the teams fighting to avoid the bottom. Their goal is we don't want to be worse than the other couple teams all dead. bottom of F1 an f one is super unfair financially and they're working to fix that. They're trying to make things more competitive with a budget cap and with regulation changes and that's just going to take time and age are making an effort to make things more and more competitive. But again, it's going to take time. But right now as I look at form of the one The smaller lower level teams just feel like they're there to fill out the grid for the bigger teams. So the bigger teams have somebody to race against I look at, you know half and Alfa Romeo and Williams like they have no shot. They're they're so that Mercedes has somebody and raised against and that's that's really how I look at it. And that's okay. I I think in spite of all that you can still find a ton of little battles throughout each tier in the top tier in the Midfield in the bottom tier, even though form of the one is very very unequal and it's often like life has no chance of ever beating Mercedes and that's just a fact that's okay. There's still a lot to be learned and allowed to have fun enjoying in the competitive battles in Formula One between the top tier the Midfield year and the bottom tier. I don't want to jump in by starting with tier one will talk about Red Bull first. Red Bull did something different this year. That is just very unlike Red Bull. Normally what they do is they promote people within their development pool. They're like, hey, you've been a Red Bull Rampage your whole life and we moved you up through the ranks. And now we're going to elevate you to our top number one Red Bull F1 team. But Red Bull desperately wants to win a championship Mercedes has won seven titles in a row. So what red wolf did is they added Sergio Perez last name for racing point? They said, you know what Sergio you don't have a drive. We need somebody who can Elevate our team and give Max for stopping a true co-host a true number two driver to help him compete with Mercedes. And so for the for the first time in a long time Red Bull has a not only one but two legitimate drivers that can actually challenge Mercedes and be pushing for podiums racing out and I I find that very very exciting Red Bull. They got Max for staff and he's a star. He's one of the most talented drivers and all the form of the one but by adding Sergio Perez again, I can't say this enough off Red Bull finally has a driver's line up that can actually make a push and challenge Mercedes. Max has been great. But for the past two years, there's been no second driver every year. It's dr. Bottas Lewis Hamilton and Max verstappen all the top and then nobody that can come from behind and help Max push Mercedes. They finally have a guy Sergio Perez. Checo Perez. I think who can help them challenged Mercedes. That makes me very very exciting. By the way, Red Bull has a great card this year. Not only did they finish 2020 last year really strong. In fact, they beat from Mercedes out right in the final race. But then and a lot of other teams have done this to a lot of other teams are looking ahead to 2022. They're saying hey this year it's kind of a wash but next year that's new regulations. There's new stuff going on Thursday. We're going to develop for next year Red Bull said we're not going to do that. We are going to double down and go all in on twenty Twenty-One. They think they have a legitimate shot to win now own a Mercedes. They've got a Honda power unit. They've got a ton of speed. It looks very very reliable and winter testing there was a day where Max were staff and drove his car for literally the length of not one but two and a half entire Grand prix's he said they just drove that engine as long as they could it was awesome. It was really encouraging to me going like ho man. How's the Red Bull looks reliable. It's a big deal. And so this is the year where it feels like Red Bull can actually finally for once beat Mercedes and it's been a long time. Member read will hide their time then Mercedes came. This is one seven in a row, but with the car the driver line-up, it feels like this is the year Red Bull has a legitimate shot to I guess it was upset to upset Mercedes and make her life a championship now Mercedes Formula One made a lot of changes those changes have hurt the German team their their unique dots Innovation. They've got banned. So basically Mercedes got nerfed by new regulations that a new technical regulations that have removed a lot of the downforce cars had that hurt Mercedes and then by taking away. So I kind of feel bad for Mercedes because they came up with this just amazing Innovation and it's a great idea. The problem is basically none of the other teams could develop it off. And they're like, well, we can't let you have this amazing piece of technology that nobody else can come up with and make just making you way ahead of her. But also they they banned dos and after one year, it's gone. That's kind of I feel bad for Mercedes seem like they got almost punished for being really really great technical wizards, but also they got a year out of it work for them to win a championship last year. And I know that Mercedes kept all their pieces together Toto Wolff is still the boss there. They got the same two drivers 7 time world champion Lewis Hamilton voucher botas as a number two driver, however, because of the new regulations because of no. Because of Frank a lot of other little problems you watch the the winter testing. I saw Lewis Hamilton spin out a number of times and go. Ooh, that's not great. So Mercedes looks weaker than they have in a long long time. So with Red Bull looking legit Mercedes looking weaker, it feels like this is going to be a very very fun very very competitive enjoyable battle between Red Bull and Mercedes and they're going for their eighth title and roll Mercedes is they want to try to win another one. And it feels completely illogical to bet against Mercedes anybody. Who does that I go like are you are you crazy and and maybe I'm crazy but I really feel like if there's ever a year off Red Bull has a shot to beat Mercedes it is this year and it's going to be blast to watch the really the only two teams in my opinion that have a chance to legitimately win a title. It's going to be Red Bull or Mercedes off else is battling for third. That's okay. I like that and I frankly cannot wait to see can Red Bull actually grab the crown from Mercedes and get themselves. They World Championship. I think it'd be awful. I cannot wait to see it. By the way, Mercedes is keeping the black Livery the the Silver Arrows I guess but they're keeping the black Livery. I really like I think it's very slick. I just want to say I think the black looks really really cool. Now as you move to the Midfield the conversation becomes about third-place who can get third in the Formula One Constructors Championship. Let's start with McLaren. They got third last year. They're young Drive Orlando Norris is entering his third season and in my opinion because of that it's time to start raising expectations. Lando Norris is looked at as a guy who has Championship potential they go, you know, Lando Norris is a guy who we think could be a future face of formula when he's already pretty close. Just based on he's really popular. Love them on the Internet. But I want to see Lando Norris regularly pushing for podiums. He may not get podiums regularly because there's only three cars and if you have if it's just Mercedes and Red Bull, even if it's just best other than those two teams, he's still going to end up bit. So I don't expect land in North to actually get podiums every single race something like that. But I want to see him in the conversation every single race pushing that getting close to that and I I want that to happen now McLaren also added Daniel ricciardo who in my opinion. I like Carlos Sainz a lot Daniel ricciardo was an upgrade McLaren McLaren got a better car this year Daniel ricciardo is experienced. He is talented. He's one seven F1 races Podium 31 times in Formula One again, he's an upgrade from a McLaren. They got a great car. They got two good drivers. I feel very very positive about McLaren The Tick advantage of some regulations with their car design. They've now have a dog Daddy's power unit and I really look at McLaren to say they should be the favorite to finish third again. And the question is can they hang on can they keep their crown and stay the third best team? In fact the one now, the biggest Challenger for third is going to be Aston Martin in my opinion last year. Aston Martin was known as racing point. They rebranded they got a new name. They've got new driver Sebastian Vettel and they almost got third last year in 2020. But in the final race, they just they choked. I mean, I can't think of another way. You know Sergio Perez's car off did not finish it choked and it's it's like a moment where a man like this was a team that got so close and then could not finish at the end. It's unfortunate. I feel bad for them. But you gotta earn it. And so the two drivers were asked in Barney at 4 time world champion Sebastian Vettel and then Lance stroll and stroll is the son of the team owner Lawrence stroll Lance is mostly there because of his dead. It's pretty clear. Like he if Lawrence stroll was not the owner of the team there would be no Lance stroll but to his credit unlike most people who he's basically a gentleman driver. I will say Lance stroll has some talent. I mean he got a he was on Pole Position last year in turkey and that doesn't happen by accident. He has some Talent as a driver even if he's not the most talented on the grid. I also got to say Aston Martin's got a really cool like green shiny Livery looks awesome. I'm excited to watch that car in action. I think just from visual standpoint. It looks super super cool off and I think that Aston Martin in general, they're trying to elevate themselves. They've got they're bringing it. They're working on new facilities. They are building a new age Q. They've got a ton of money invested from Lawrence stroll now mm questions about acid Martin or this. And they get third can they make a legitimate push and steal third from McLaren and then will there engine be reliable last year? They had reliability problems in testing that reliability problems and it really doesn't matter how fast you are if your car isn't running so I'm excited watching Aston Martin Gaston Martin's awesome. The question is can they legitimately challenge McLaren this year in 2020 and steal the crown and get third and F1. That leaves me to Alpine, it's not Alpine. It's spelled like Alpine it from America you like the Alpine F1 team? No, no, no. No. No, I watched the video. They clarified many times. It's pronounced Alpine. It's a team that was formerly known as Renault F1 the rebranded with the new name. They've got a new livery with the colors of the rainbow flag. They call their Blue by the way, electric blue. I really really liked it. I think it's very very cool there two drivers are two-time world champion Fernando Alonso off and he came out of a brief retirement was gone for a little bit now, he's back he's racing again, and he's very excited and he's paired with Esteban ocon a guy who is a French driver racing under the French flag kind of cool for French team to have a French driver. And next year in 2022 is likely to be a big year for Alpine racing this year feels a kind of a standby year. They say that most of their development has gone to the M22 season next year. This year is a year where they're trying to get by there. It's a new team with new leadership and a new driver knew everything pretty much they're making changes and trying to be competitive this year to some degree. They're the only car on the grid with a rental power unit. That's interesting and weird. I don't I don't know how much you trust the rental power unit. Personally. They've had problems in the past. It'll be interesting. It's a new team a lot of changes. It's kind of hard to get a read on helping. Honestly. It could be great. They got a two-time world champion. They've got a lot of stuff a lot of new stuff the revamping things. But I'm really curious how much they can legitimately hang with McLaren and Aston Martin. Are they a team that's actually going to make a push for third or are they a cool name and the cool Livery that is correct in standby phase until next year 2022 when all of their development work. They've been doing pays off on the track. So it remains to be seen without pain will do I don't know. But again, I want to clarify you say the name Alpine not Alpine that leads me to Ferrari Ferrari was a joke last year and I I'm not going to lie. I kind of enjoy watching Ferrari Crash and Burn they got great passionate fans. I have no confidence and I do not enjoy their thoughts their big boss Mattia bonato at all. I don't like him. I think he Foster is a poor culture in Ferrari. They got two great drivers get Charles LeClaire and they added a new driver Carlos Sainz from McLaren. But personally this all comes down to I do not trust Mattia bonato to lead their team in a good direction. The really the question is can their car be competitive again. They got six last year in F1 there weren't even close to the teams fighting for third. And look Ferraris a big brand and they got a lot of Legacy, but they ride way too often on the brand and often enough recently have not delivered on that brand and delivered off the Legacy and the promise of Ferrari. So until they have to prove it. I'm really tired of the people saying well, we're Ferrari great do better until then. I don't really either I am not sold. I'm not convinced. I'm not really the magic of Ferrari's not something I'm new to F1. I became an F1 fan three years ago. I didn't grow up watching Ferrari and wage being mesmerized by the past. So I don't really have this sense of nostalgia for them. So person I go I'm not impressed of and watching for three years. You've been very average you were horrible last year off and we'll see if they can legitimately challenge for third place next year in the twenty20. I guess this year in the 2021 F1 season. Keep your eye on Ferrari. How about alpha tau read there at the bottom of the Midfield teams? They're not really a team fighting for third. I think if anything the fun story line for Alpha Towery is can their team be better than Ferrari. Both of them are Italian teams. It'd be kind of cool if Alpha Towery the underdog forgotten team ended up being better than the big time brand in it'll Ferrari now. It's not really their fault that they're a Midfield Team. Alpha Tower is Red Bulls. Number two team. They are a development team where you know, they do not get the same resources that Red Bulls number one team gets their drivers are rookie from formula to yuuki Sonata and Pierre gasly. Pierre gasly is awesome. He's got a really cool story where two years ago mid-season and 2019. He got demoted from the regular Red Bull F1 team down to Alpha Towery then his friend died in a crash and so he's been through a lot had a lot of adversity and birth. Last year in 2020. Cassie had a great year even One race. So for him to win a race when he wanted Monza and Italy with a Midfield team, I thought it was pretty impressive and I liked the story arc for. Gas is the guys fought through a lot and I think the adversity he's been through has challenged him has been really hard for him, but it's made of a better driver and I am curious whether or not here ghastly can keep it going. Can he continue the success? He's had and or I guess really the question is with 20 20 20 of Luke twenty twenty was grey here for Pierre gasly. Is he going to keep it up or is he going to walk back to what he was in 2019 where he faltered and did not look confident. Not a lot of problems. I don't think he will I think peer gas is going to be awesome because he's built himself a lot of confidence. He now has the courage and the belief a self. It's one thing to believe you can do it. It's another thing to know you can do it. Gasoline knows he can succeed now and I'm really excited to watch him in twenty Twenty-One this year to see what he can do. So we'll Alpha Towery compete with and beat Ferrari. I would love to see that and then we'll Pierre gasly be really competitive and really interesting. By the way you Cassandra the rookie driver out of f2p. He is a guy who showed a lot of pace in Winter testing people respected what he could do on the tracks of heat. I think it's probably an upgrade over Daniel caveat from Russia last year Jane. Okay. By the way, I think it's g l Pine or the Alpena. Excuse me Reserve driver. So Alpha Towery, it's all about peer ghastly. What can you keep to know to do is interesting? It'll be fun to watch him grow and maybe maybe potentially challenge beer ghastly and then can Alpha Towery find a way to be more competitive and better than Ferrari. We only have three teams left. We're now into the system t r a formula one and we drink some water real quick, then we'll start with half the American F1 team. I think it's pretty clear that Hass is easily the worst team informed the one right now, not only because they have to rookie drivers. It's also because they prompt openly admit that they didn't really develop the car at all for the 2021 season. They did the bare minimum to meet detect, you know technical regulations. But otherwise, they haven't really done the work to develop their car and make sure I tried moving forward because they openly admit they've been developing their car for 20 22 a common theme. You see as you look around F1 lot of people looking ahead to 2022 next year. So this year really they they've got a bad car has had to make some driver changes. I mean this is a bad house is right now and it's really not their fault. I feel kind of bad for Gunther Steiner the team principal. He's a guy juggling a lot probably way overworked doing way too many roles than he should be doing there a small team that I think frankly has a a noncommittal owner. Jean has who doesn't seem to log Want to really put up the money it would take to make them good competitive team. I often wonder why it's has even in F1 because they just aren't it's like they're not really trying to go farther than have a lot of it's a weird confusing thing. I don't really ever understand what has to doing maybe the owners just happy to have an F1 team in general doesn't care about winning. That's kind of what it seems like to me, but I took last year has had to make a change and bring into new rookie drivers just to make sponsors happy so they could succeed. So the new drivers this year for Hass. Are you got one guy who's got a lot of potential and one guy who just seems like a gentleman driver who drives me nuts. So the one with a lot of potential is Mick Schumacher, who's the son of 7 time world champion Michael Schumacher by the way home or was the 2020 F250 in so he's got some Talent. He's a good driver a lot of potential there. Now the other has rookie driver is Nikita maze open. He's a guy who's got a rich dad and the Rich Dad agreed to donate a lot of money to help the team stay afloat and sponsor the team. They needed funding. It's very Shameless Hassett will bring in your son. If you pay us I hate that out for him. The one I understand that it's needed and also I got to say off-side from driving off the track. I find it Nikita Mezza pin incredibly unlikable. He just a not a guy that I find encouraging or inspiring or interesting or attractive at all as a driver. Now it's a building your house. They scored 3 points last year. The question is can has to do better than they did last year. Really? The question should be can they even do as good as they did last year. They got rid of Romain grosjean like birth of Kevin magnussen. They got to Ricky drivers. They got a bad car. My guess is Hass is the worst team in form of the one and frankly. I I don't think they're even going to score three points this year. Not just because the rookie drivers were learning on the fly. But also because again, they have a terrible car that's not going to be very competitive cuz they didn't try to make it competitive. They just said we're going to take the L. It's a standby years were developing for twenty twenty-two next year. How about Williams Williams has two drivers are really really like first of all I got well one driver who's great George Russell. They also have Nicholas latifi who's whatever they have a new livery. They've got new ownership and George Russell's very very talented member last year George Russell drove briefly for Mercedes and dominated for a lot of the race till they had a problem with the engine. So what happened with him? I I don't I don't remember how that race ended. I remember something happened. It wasn't quite as fault and I feel bad for George Russell now, it will be a year of progress for Williams. They fought hard to develop their card and moved to moving forward. They did not score a single point last year informed the one I hope to see Williams score at least a point in Formula One this year. And really the the thing I think is going to happen is the battle between Has and Williams which team is better which team ends up on the bottom. I would imagine that Williams given the effort they put into developing their car will be better than has this year taught us. I think they got to at least got one better driver George Russell and I feel good about Williams as far as they're not going to be the worst team in form of the one now. Finally. We have a m a o there are two drivers are former world champion Kimi raikkonen and Antonio. Giovinazzi. Alfa. Romeo will likely Remain the best of the bottom three, they're off the wisdom and the experience of Kimi raikkonen really makes a difference for them where I think that Alfa Romeo we better than Williams and be better than half, but it'll be interesting to find out I just think they have an edge because of Kimi raikkonen. He's a great driver a former world champion that puts him over the top and gets a little bit ahead of house and Williams and makes them the best of the bottom three cars. in my opinion So let's do some predictions you probably you probably can kind of figure out where I'm going to that predictions already based on what I just said, but I want to share my predictions for the final standings of the 2021 F1 season and I got to say it feels a bit irresponsible to bet against Mercedes, but I'm gonna do it anyway because I think it's very boring to just pick Mercedes every single year and I legitimately believe that this is the year Red Bull can make a move and challenged and even beat Mercedes for the world championship. I think Red Bulls going to win the constructors Cup & Pub Max worst happens going to win the World Championship. I think it's going to be awesome. It'll be fun. I know it's a bold prediction. But again, I think picking Mercedes is frankly very very boring. I don't want to do that and it's a perfect storm red will because Mercedes got hit hard by regulations less downforce. No Das their cars been struggling. I saw Lewis Hamilton spin out a couple of times in Winter testing. And Red Bull has a great car there most competitive car. They've had it a long time in comparison to Mercedes. They got speed they got reliability and on top of that incredible added a legit number two driver checo Perez. So I think that this is the year Red Bull finally takes the crown from Mercedes and wins themselves a world championship take reclaim that thrown back from Mercedes. Now there's a Red Bull finish. Number one Mercedes will finish number two. I have McLaren finishing third in F1. Once again. The car is better their driver life better. Do you have Lando Norris going into your three? You have Daniel ricciardo is an upgrade on Carlos Sainz their driver from last year and I think frankly also Aston Martins going to have some engine trouble that engine truck last year that engine trouble in Winter testing. So I think fourth place is gonna come down to either Aston Martin or Alpine racing. I give the edge to Aston Martin because they focused heavily on improving their car and development in the offseason. Whereas Alpine focused a lot more on 2022 for next year getting ready for two years from now. It's kind of a standby you for helping both teams are kind of oddly similar where they've got new drivers who have previously won a World Championship. They've got a new team name a new livery kind of brand new everything but in the end, I think Aston Martin will be quicker. So I think Aston Martin is going to be forth and form of the one they're going to beat out Dean. But really the question is can Aston Martin be reliable will there engine work because again, I said it before I'll say it again. It doesn't matter how fast you are if your car isn't running so reliability is very very key for Aston Martin this year in 2021. I believe Ferrari will finish Sixth and formula one, they could be up at V. But in the gal Pines going to be V her out things going to be V. They might outperform helping Ferrari might outperform Alpine, but the real thing is I have no confidence in Ferraris leader Mattia bonato. They've got a good driver line-up. I love Charles LeClaire. I like Carlos Sainz a lot and exonerated. But I don't believe in the Ferrari current culture in their team-building the car the way they communicate you can have good drivers in a bad car. We've seen that before George Russell's an example of a guy with who's a great driver and a horrible Williams car. So I don't really care how good your driver line-up is if your car isn't any good and the way they communicate the way they handle stuff. I just have no confidence in the way things are run at Ferrari. I think they're going to end up sixth informed the one this year in 2021 number seven will be Alpha Towery. They're here because of you Casanova. I know that's harsh. It's not fair, but it's true. He's a real and when you look at the driver lineups for all the teams, I've picked ahead of alpha Towery. They're just better than you can possibly expect from a rookie driver. You kasanoda, even though I like peer gas tear gas is going to be interesting and exciting and I got to say I would love to watch. Alpha tau repeat out there in country rival. They're not really Rivals. But I think it'd be cool. If they became Rivals with I want to see alpha tau repeat Ferrari last year. They lost to them a photographer 7th for our got six. I would like to see that swapped and have Alpha Towery beat Ferrari. I didn't predict that cuz I don't have confidence that can happen. But I would really enjoy watching that seeing Alpha Towery Ferrari this year in 20 in in Formula One. Number eight will be Alfa Romeo Kimi raikkonen's experience will help them and catapult them Beyond Williams and hats number nine is Williams number 10 is half Williams developed their car. They got a better dog. I love George Russell has to rookie drivers and a bad car so has to be the worst team in form of the one and twenty twenty one is going to look very much like 20 20 if my predictions are correct. The only really differences are that Mercedes and Red Bull will swap Red Bull will win Mercedes will get second and then Hass will be last instead of Williams. Otherwise, I think basically everything from here informed. The one's going to be the same when the dust settles and the year comes to an end. But again, I just it'll be fun the journey to get there the battles for first the battle for third wage the battle to avoid being at the bottom. It's going to be a lot of fun watching how all these teams compete with each other and all the little battles that go on. In each each of my made-up tears and formula and the top-tier the Midfield and the bottom and I just I can't wait to see a lot of new drivers a lot of new fact a lot of you teams Alpine Aston Martin, there's tension. There's big story lines and it's going to be an amazing amazing Formula One season in 2021. Oh, man, I'm going to take a short break. No, I'm not. I'm just going to power through. I love you guys. I want to talk about my favorite TV show. Well, it's one of my favorite TV shows come drink another sip of water. I want to talk about one of my favorite TV shows the Netflix series Formula 1 drive to survive. It's awesome season 3 just hit Netflix. I don't want to share my thoughts. I'm going to spoil the heck out of this. So if you hate spoilers if you're like, oh no, I don't want to ruin driver survived season 3 get out now stopped watching stop listening. Go to have a great day. When you feel like it come listen. I want to know it's kind of illogical to be worried about getting spoilers and drive to survive because really all they do is recap the Formula One season. So if you've been watching form of the one you already know it's going to happen. But in case you don't or whatever you're worried about some kind of spoilers and you haven't watched it. There's my warning. I've given it to you. Let's move on with our day. Let's start with episode 1 It was called Cash is King the episode introduces racing point and the pink Mercedes and then it kind of detailed the cancellation of the Australian Grand Prix. I did not like this episode. It's the only episode of the Season where I went not my thing. I don't really like it and for me it was kind of just I got PTSD and like I don't really post traumatic stress disorder. You've never heard of that before. I don't know if that's a thing in year. I've never been to Europe. I don't know. I don't know if that's the saying I don't know people know what that is. I have no idea you probably do but I don't want to take a flyer and have people go like what does PTSD I don't know how long you guys say things like bugger and things that words. I just we don't use in America. So doing my best. It was my least favorite part of the Season though episode one because it what it did was It got me to relive covid-19. Formula one had to take a step back because they really need to look and go. Hm. How do we move forward with new regulations and new new strategies in place to keep everybody safe and they just they've had to take down pause. I just remember being frustrated about at the time going like I want my form of the one so yeah another take away from this episode by the way episode 1 the thing I could not stop thinking I was watching with my with my my fiance. We just got engaged and I just kept saying we're like man Lawrence stroll looks like a villain. He's got those dark jet black eyebrows. The white hair is kind of brooding face. Like he looks like scar from Lion King or something. So I just bought a stroll looks like a villain from a it. Looks like your Wednesday like Kingpin from Spiderman something like that. We're just like, huh that guy looks like a villain for Sharon form of the one episode two was called back on the track showed the relationship between Red Bull team principal Christian Horner and the Mercedes boss Toto Wolff. They respect each other, but they also got beat very very hard Christian Horner loves to protest everything Mercedes does he's always trying to find every way he can to disrupt the Mercedes F1 team and I love when Toto Wolff he came out and said, you know, we focus on ourselves. They don't look left and right here at Mercedes. We do our talking on the track. I was like some tea total was annoyed and I really like total wolf kind of dog. Take on the the whole racing Point pink Mercedes thing. He's like it's nonsense. It shouldn't happen. It shouldn't be a big deal. I tend to agree with Toto Wolff there and I really think it's funny that Mercedes is so dominant. They don't need a nickel and dime small victories and worry about what you're doing this and that they're like, we're just going to drive our car really fast, we're dominant. And now if we can kind of sit back and rest on our Laurels wage and it's funny that strategy works. So well for them. They don't need to get caught up in the drama, you know, protesting tiny little things here and there so, I think it's interesting. Also, I was very annoyed at Lewis Hamilton. There's a moment where He turned in an Alex Alban Alex. Alban was in position to get a Podium spot and Lewis got a penalty for turning on turning into Alex album, but it didn't it's too easy. It's too little too late where yeah Lewis got penalized. What about the penalty the Alex Alman got it cost him a Podium and eventually that, you know not getting a Podium there the way things played out that might have cost him his job. So I just I find it really frustrating Lewis. Hamilton isn't obviously the best driver in Formula One at least based on what is success and when he's done, I just a moment to Lewisburg. Hmm Mane I get your doing what you got to do to win and succeed, but I feels dirty. No episode 3 was called Nobody's Fool is very and not that eventful but it really started in Finland and it highlighted the difference between how Mercedes treats their drivers. It was Hamilton as the claim number one, you know, the the savior of the Beloved child of Mercedes and they just don't care as much of a factory botas their second number two driver, you know, he's off second. Number two driver. He's there number two driver to Lewis Hamilton and it's a struggle for voucher because he knows he's not wanted and knows he's not loved and treated the same way who was Hamilton is and thoughts to be a toll on him. Really and I I wonder how long valtteri bottas will stay there how many more years because he's he's winning. It's very successful for him. He's doing great financially and off the track and they're he's fulfilling the duty to his team where they keep winning championships partially because of his contribution. But it's also like man, I I don't know how much you could handle that favoritism and be on the losing side of that favoritism and still be like feeling good about yourself. I It's just tough and at some point I would imagine that Mercedes going to say we're going to make a move for our more interesting more exciting driver George Russell rather than a known quantity vajra botas. I'm just curious how much longer does dr. Botas hang around at Mercedes moving forward. We'll find out some day and keep an eye on that as the years go on. Episode one is called let's talk about Ferrari. It showed a really bad relationship between Sebastian Vettel and the team and Ferraris very controlling. You know, the best moment in this episode is when Seb Sab and Charles LeClaire in a meeting or I guess a press conference and Charlotte Claire's asked about why he canceled the launch of his clothing brands and he gives some very good PR. It's like it's on hold like shelve it for another day and because sebas getting fired and doesn't care he goes. Oh, here's the truth. We got a sponsor a clothing sponsor puma and Ferrari shut that down. They did not allow Charles LeClaire to move forward with the clothing brand and you know, they wouldn't let them interfere with their their own clothing sponsor. It's funny. Like it's a moment of Subs showing how miserable he is how much he doesn't really care about the repercussions. Now, he's just annoyed and fed up a dealing with Ferrari and I think Ferraris PR and off their brand management their constant way, they're managing their brand and controlling the narrative all the time. It's annoying. They're so worried about their image and Ferraris. So so clearly very core of it. I find it very frustrating and then you look at while the way that things went down a 2019 where you know, Ferrari totally cheated Ferrari got in trouble. There was an investigation found they made a deal with the fia the governing body of form of the ones who they they got a settlement, you know agreed to to keep it quiet. It's very obvious Ferrari cheated in 2019. Something happened ever since that moment. They've been slow and their engines had a lot of problems and trouble. And the annoyingly obvious cheating the corporate nature of them. I find Ferrari because of all that. Very very unlikable and then a top of that unlike Mattia by Toto at all. So I just I really really don't like Ferrari. I just find them. So so unlikeable every time I watch anything to do with Ferrari off. The bar the way there's a weird moment in this episode where Charlotte Claire introduced himself as Charles Leclerc Charles Leclerc with a hard see at the end and the Charles name my car. We all call him Charles LeClaire. I've heard everybody caught every time I've ever watched form of the one despite. I was name is spelled. People call them Charles LeClaire and I go hunt. He wouldn't get his own name wrong. Why did he introduced himself as Charles Leclerc? I don't know what this group of us. I I really don't understand. It just if anyone has any insight. Why did why did Charles LeClaire introduced himself as Charles Leclerc? Am I missing something? I am a dumb American who my very best and I just feel I'm in my head without one. It's a it's a French name that I just frankly. I don't know what the right way to pronounce it is. I I I thought I did and then it heard him say his own a moment, huh, and it cast doubt on everything. I knew and then people throughout the show called them Charles Le Claire not Charles Leclerc. So I just I have questions if anyone can help me please write in and let me know and also am I crazy. Do you guys like 4,000 or by the only person who finds Ferrari incredibly unlikely unless you're from Italy then of course you love them and God bless, you know worry, I don't blame you at all. It's your lie your local loyal team that you local team. It'd be loyal to and I just I get it episode 5 is called the end of the affair. It's about Daniel ricciardo leaving Renault and Daniel has a very honest Gabrielle moment where he talks about how he said I'm Thirty-One years old. I can't afford a chance another season and he felt like McLaren was in a better spot than Renault. So he left Renault and it really is sad cuz it kind of dismantled Renault it, you know, Cyril lost his job. They rebranded their whole team how much of that is because Daniel ricciardo left. I don't know. But it's just interesting that he bailed on McLaren but unfortunately probably made the right move McLaren's in a great spot and Daniel ricciardo. If it's very very well with McLaren in 2021. I can't wait to watch them compete and see what they do together and if they can get third again in form of the one Then on the racing Point decision it reminded me how how I felt at the time. This happened in the same episode episode 5. The decision was made to take away 15 points from racing South Point because of their brake ducts, which is, you know, the pink Mercedes they copied Mercedes yada yada and it's really odd because if the parts they used were illegal. They should have lost all their points and find anything you earned with these these parts are just outlawed and bad. So all your points are taken away. And if the brake ducts were fine, there should have been no penalty at all saying like look they're they're totally legal whatever. Well, the ruling was kind of weird and very flawed because they said well the brake ducts are fine, You can keep using them but we're going to take away 15 points from your total for the season. It's like huh? And here's why I felt so the time I still feel this way after watching it back the wrong reason to me why the FIA decided to take 15 points away from racing point is to send a message to people. Hey, they did nothing wrong technically like on paper but we don't like copying we want to do everything we can to discourage teams from copying in the future. So we're going to penalize you even though technically you did nothing wrong what you did wrong with your broke this Unwritten code of Faith. Don't copy other teams word for word. You have to decide your own thing and even though you say you did we don't really quite by it and just know nothing looks like copying can be allowed off. Tolerated in Formula One, so that's why they had this flawed confusing ruling because the reality is they couldn't find any legit reason to penalize them. They were just doing it as a warning to any other F1 teams watching a thought thought were racing Point did was a good idea. We should do that to next year. No. No, no, if you do that the FIA will come after you the same way. They penalized racing point. Episode six it's called The Comeback Kid. It's an amazing episode. It's all about how Pierre gasly wanted Monza in Italy by the way, where his team is actually, you know home from alpha Towery. It's so compelling because you know, peer gas he got demoted in the middle of 2019 then his friend died in the car crash driving for I believe F2 or F3 one off the lower levels and made him a better driver. Unfortunately, all that all that turmoil. All of that adversity was really awful, but it made no matter driver because it gave him a chip on his shoulder and it makes me root for Pierre to watch him go through the trials. He's been through the rejection the friend dying the demotion. And the live reaction with peer gassy so happy to lay to driving across the The Checkered Flag in Monza and you know saying I love you guys so much. Thank you so much for all the help. You noticed engineer's it just it made me want to cry watching a live. It's so amazing and I really really like Peter gases and ultimately just incredibly likeable dude. I find myself rooting for him as much as I possibly can episode 7 called Gunther's choice and made me feel very very bad for Gunther Steiner. The hash team principal dude is given so little to work with and he's got kind of a crappy owner. He's juggling everything, you know, we doing sponsor just really doing more than a guy with his job title should be asked to do he's got a lot of employers take care of making sure everything stays together financially. He's running the team entirely by himself and Jean has kind of a an owner. That's an absentee owner. I don't often understand like I really wonder Why does Gene has have an F1 team at all? What is his goal? What's going on here? Why does he not want to give more money to his team? Is he broke? He's not have enough money to do that. I just often let jean house and go like it's a weird like toy for you to have your not really seeming to want to win more races your seemingly happy being at the bottom of F1, but you're happy to beat it. Like you're glad you have enough one team. I just am I fundamentally often look at jean house and what they're doing with the team and go like I just don't understand at all. And so I feel bad for Gunter centers got a really really tough job. Episode 8 is called No Regrets. It's about Carlos Sainz leaving McLaren for Ferrari. He's joining this Big Brand. It's got key phrase got great name recognition, but unfortunately as far as performance, he's leaving the better team McLaren to go to Ferraris actually kind of a step down because McLaren's got a more competitive car than four. It's been hard to celebrate like you're happy. You're going to go to a big brand and a big fan base and probably good for your social media yada yada, but as far as winning races that go like man McLaren is the better off. I guess it's really just Carlos Sainz recognizing, I'm never going to win a world championship. It's not about that. I just need to know enjoy my life work for a good team that I always grew up dreaming of racing for so I get that there but it feels like a backwards move for him to go from McLaren backwards to Ferrari that makes any sense. I also learned an episode 8 that to fo see is the name of Ferrari fans. I I never heard of that before. It's kind of interesting kind of cool. If you ever heard of the word to follow see it's a it's the name of the fans of Ferrari. Episode 9 it's called The Man on Fire It's All About romantic Roshan's crash at Bahrain and mayonnaise that crashed him getting out of the flames. It's always going to be something that is crazy to watch. I've seen that so many times and yet watching it live on the show right not live or watching it off, you know happen again on the show watching the flames and him get out and it's it's horrifying. It really is truly just a terrifying thought this guy climbing out of a ball of flames and the car broke in half a total office like that could happen F1 cars and the way they edited everything the editing of the episode was so great building tension. If you didn't know that room and grosjean did survive the crash you wouldn't have known by the way. They watching it would have been on the edge of your seat going like what's going to happen in this guy. Did he live? Did he not great editing great storytelling there and I remember watching the woman grosjean crash and at the time thinking log, And this is going to be a really really interesting episode of drive to survive. So it was it was very very compelling and kind of sad and kind of horrifying so dead. Yeah now I just by the way the episode ends in episode 9 The Man on Fire you watch you see Sergio Perez home win a race in Formula One. And it's a racing did not think he was going to win. It's in fact, it's a race that he was thinking. It's my second to last race ever in for mon. He had no team moving forward in 2021. So I thought it was super cool. He was a Grace with his future. So uncertain kind of like saying. Hey, I deserve to be informed of the one here's why it makes me like check a lot. I really think he's good for Red Bull and I I want to watch em Co can do with Red Bull and twenty Twenty-One. Can they in fact challenge Mercedes episode 10 wrapped everything up really? There's not a lot going on and episode 10 of thought was compelling or interesting the number to take away a head was this I was watching with my girlfriend my fiance I keep forgetting. I'm engaged now. I still want to call her my girlfriend. She's my fiance. There's this shot of Nikita Mesa pin. Next to his dad and I was laughing too. My my fiance lives going like I can't really does look like at Nikita may have been next to his dad looks exactly like Draco Malfoy off with his father Lucius Malfoy from Harry Potter. They look like villains like those are not the most appealing heroic dudes I've ever seen in my life. They look like villains straight up and I guess all in all season 3 of Formula 1 drive to survive. It was awesome. It was fun. And I think the show is incredibly good for the sport the growth of the sport getting Formula 1 in front of people that might not have ever heard of her watched it before that's really how I came to know about formula one. So I love I love driver survive. I think it's great. It's a good show. And then I really am I think Formula One is such a special sport. I loved it so much. It's My girlfriend does not care fiance. She's my fiance. I still struggled that she couldn't care less about sports. She loves formula when it's got a special appeal that is really really unique and really really fun to watch and I just I love formula. It's my second favorite sport in the world, and it's so so good. That's my name is Akshay Kumar. Thank you so very much for tuning in. I love you. I appreciate us all I do. Hope you have a great day, but I'm bum bam we are done.

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#283 NFL Week 2 Review -Justin Herbert, Cam Newton, Raiders, Cowboys, Raiders & Justin Fields

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#283 NFL Week 2 Review -Justin Herbert, Cam Newton, Raiders, Cowboys, Raiders & Justin Fields

"Oh my goodness. Good morning. Good afternoon. Whatever it is for you. I hope you're having a fantastic day. My name is Zach shomler. This is strong opinion Sports episode 283. I've got a massive massive episode for you guys. Today. We're going to talk about Justin Herbert his first start. I'm going to show a lot of film on that really proud of it will talk about the Cowboys crazy win. We'll talk about the Patriots Seahawks game. My favorite game in a long long time Mitchell trubisky Dwayne Haskins the Vikings Gardner Minshew. I mean the second week of the NFL season Jose goes on and on on there so many things to talk about well and this show by talking about the Ohio State quarterback Justin fields, and I want to say, you know, it is in my plan at some point this week to talk about Josh Allen and Sam. Darnold. I've got a lot of questions about Sam. Darnold. What is going on with the Jets? I can't figure it out. I've got a lot of things I need to dive into and really get off. By watching tape and then Josh Allen my buddy Brett. Kollmann texted me was a couple of days ago yesterday Sunday. Maybe Brett text me goes dude. You gotta watch Josh Allen. He's unbelievably good and so I took a dive into the film and figure out what's going on with the Bills quarterback. That's not today that's coming at some point later this week. I also want to apologize. I was planning on recording this episode on Monday morning. And then on Sunday night, I became aware of the fact that there's this whole group of people that I've never properly had enough empathy for I got my grain. I don't know if you've ever had a migraine before I got one and it just really took me out of commission for a little while. I couldn't do anything my head was just throbbing. I just never had never experienced anything like it. I just I was completely useless for a while and you know people that deal with migraines consistently. I have so much empathy. I have no idea how U guys operate I could not do it. I just don't understand. I took some drugs. I tried to sleep it off. I've been trying to catch up ever since June and I'll be totally honest like it kind of worked out. Okay, you know last week when I covered Week 1 of the NFL season, I did it in part 1 and part 2 and this week. I just combined him episode for the entire week a lot of content here. I also want to say because I was late. I just leaned into it. I said look if I'm going to be late I might as well make it incredible. And so there's a lot of film if you're watching on YouTube. This episode is going to have a lot of film sprinkled throughout it like the Justin Herbert video is basically become a film analysis video. I'm really excited about that stuff. So I know it's late, but I'm very proud. It's high quality. And so I think there's that trade-off where I can either make a product really quickly. It's not as good or I can take my time and make something that I think is incredible. This episode is one I think is a game. Double I want to talk about Seattle. On Sunday night the Seattle Seahawks beat the New England Patriots thirty five to Thirty and this was my favorite football game. I've watched in a very, very long time. Oh my goodness every second matter and there was so much little Nuance. That is so interesting to me. And while I watched this video off right with this game is not a video. Well, I watched the game that the Seahawks Patriots. I just thought of Brett kollmann my friend. This is the kind of game that deserves a short film about it. It's that intense. It's that interesting. There's so many little moments you could talk about and highlight so many little storylines and that look if Brett kollmann never does a video about it, then I will because I just think it deserves that, you know, maybe next summer. I'll find the time because there were so many important moments that got I think just lost in the story The Game and I have not been this glued to my test app Since I remember watching Joe burrow last year was the last time I was just was so engaged with every single play of a football game. It was just one of those rare special football games. I just I remember the rest of my life. I really really loved the Seahawks Patriots game from Sunday night, you know, there's little Moments One of the moments of stands out to me a lot is a second and 9 we're off. Patriots receiver damiere Byrd cut is split down. He lined up inside the numbers he scooted inside from where he normally lines up and lined up farther inside and bird ran out right now Seahawks Defender Quinton Dunbar saw what was happening and he jumped to the route. He almost had a pick-six, but he dropped the ball if he catches it. He's gone to the house with six. And that happened before half-time now later in the third quarter again, the receiver lines up way inside Quinton Dunbar looks at that and goes. Oh, I know what's coming bang. He jumps the route this time. He finishes the play he gets an interception and there are so many little moments like that sprinkled all throughout this game. Now. Look Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was completely incredible. He was 21 for 28 passing 288 yards five touchdowns did have an interception but the interception was kind of ridiculous. He literally threw a perfect pass off a Greg Olsen's hands. He regulus and drops did it gets popped up in the air grabbed and taken for a Pick 6 months at Russell Wilson keeps doing what he's doing every single week. And we're two games in I know that like two years ago. Ryan Fitzpatrick had this incredible stretch where he was just fitzmagic and unbelievable. But of Russell Wilson keeps doing what he's doing. He's going easily win the NFL MVP and honestly, I don't see any reason to believe that Russell Wilson's not going to keep playing at this incredibly high level. He's playing the Seahawks, you know, my buddy Brett made a video saying, you know kind of like planning how the Seahawks have really opened things up and are finally letting Russell Wilson just it's called let Russ cookies just talking how R Us has finally been allowed to just go crazy and do whatever he wants and not I just think there's no reason to believe that Russell Wilson is not going to keep playing at a high level the way he's playing now Cam Newton the Patriots quarterback, I think Hammond become my favorite story in the NFL this year. There's no player that it's more captivating to me than Cam Newton and I I know that's crazy for me to say I've never been like the biggest Cam Newton fan I wage. Now have become like okay. I I am all in on Cam Newton. He really really really impressed me on Sunday night watching this game. I thought to myself How did the Patriots get Cam Newton it's unbelievable. They brought him in. Like how did the other NFL teams allow the Patriots to get him woke me endlessly when I watch him play Not only that the Patriots got Cam Newton on a minimum salary. They're paying the guy just barely over a million thousand a year. Think about it this way Marcus Mariota the backup quarterback in Las Vegas for the Raiders is making a lot more money than Cam Newton Andy Dalton a backup back in Dallas. It's almost more than twice as much money a year as Cam Newton is making in New England. The Patriots are paying Cam Newton. Nothing pennies-on-the-dollar. I will go as far as say that this is the most cost-effective NFL contract with NFL history. We've never seen a team get such an insanely High benefit for such a low cost. It really truly is insane. They're paying Cam Newton less money off. Then a team is paying like less than the Jets are paying their quarterback Sam darnold on a rookie contract nothing. They're paying Cam Newton nothing this year. Bill Belichick is a genius. I just the more I and I've not a lot of research about Bill Belichick this week. I'm doing another topic later in the week about his experience with the New York Jets. The more I dive into Bill Belichick. I just get money more and more impressed and it's very very clear when you watch Cam Newton. He is getting the best coaching. He's ever gotten in his entire life his timing. His wife is accuracy. This is the best I have ever seen Cam Newton play in his entire career can made some plays on Sunday. We're with timing accuracy anticipation throw. I've never seen him make before and I went. Okay Cam. This is just really really cool. Oh, yeah, by the way, Cam Newton can run the ball. He had two rushing touchdowns on Sunday. And I just go back to this watching Cam Newton in New England gives me a whole new understanding of Tom Brady. You know Brady got called a system quarterbacks entire career England. I think it's a little bit weird a little bit silly because it's not the play-calling that made Tom Brady. Successful your Tom Brady, there's some stuff you can never take away from him. He worked his butt off. He made checks of the line of scrimmage that were just Tom Brady being insanely good at the mental side of football. And then you know his decision making is work. Ethic like Tom Brady. You can't say the guy isn't incredibly good cuz he always has been incredibly good his entire career. So there are things you can never take away from him. But the Patriots approach 1000% made Tom Brady better New England is the best business not just in sports I've ever seen in any business. The one thing New England does better than anybody I've ever seen in any facet of the world. Is getting the most out of people I'm a film nerd. I watch a lot of movies a good director. They get the best performance out of an actor. They can make an okay actor have an incredible performance similar things happen to England New England every single time doing that has a player play for them. They maximize that players success. And you know Tom Brady in New England always had an offense specifically designed to fit him. And with Cam Newton the Patriots have designed an offense specifically to fit his skill set and you know in Carolina the Panthers always kind of seem to have a limited view of Cam Newton where they may Saudi wasn't Auburn in college and just said we're going to do more of that. Now the difference here is that the Patriots saw what Cam Newton could become they had Vision off. They have transformed Cam Newton. And I think part of it is they weren't afraid to challenge him which is very very cool for cam. There's a couple of secrets in the world that I would give pretty much anything to know. Like I really want to know do aliens exist if always wanted like oh what is going on Area 51 and then who really killed JFK I'm just deep deep Fascination. I'm like, I want to aliens JFK. The next thing is what in the world did the Patriots say to Cam Newton off to sign in for the minimum amount of money. What happened in that room. What was the conversation? Like I will always wonder what did the page would say to Cam Newton bought a 2020 NFL offseason. I wonder if the page or its were just honest where they just saying like look we're not going to pay you anything. Even hurt two years in a row. Sure Kim. Hey, this is Bill Belichick coach Bill Belichick girls. Okay, Kim go sign to the crappy organization will make a couple of million dollars, but have fun losing. And again, I think Bill Belichick goes like I'm not paying you. But I know you believe you're capable of more. We're going to give you the best coaching. You've ever had you'll win. You're going to prove people wrong with us in New England. Like how's that for a sales pitch? Is that what happened? Is that what Bill Belichick told Camden? We might never know. I hope someday there's a documentary or a book or something where we can get a definitive a definitive answer. What was said to Cam Newton in that room. But it's so cool. Like the idea that they said we're going to make you the best quarterback. You've ever been. We're not going to pay you anything, but you're going to become a great quarterback. And what's even cooler than that long is the camera said yes. Camp said I will take the coaching. I'll take the Improvement you believe in me and want to transform me as a player pay me nothing. I'll prove everybody including you wrong. It's a perfect for him as a great leader the page Arts are getting the best out of him and looked the Patriots got the ball with a minute forty-two seconds left in the fourth quarter against Seattle. And I I love Russell Wilson. I'm I live in the Northwest. I was nervous for Russell Wilson and the Seahawks I believed in Cam Newton. I knew. Cam is going to drive the ball down the field and that's very very telling. I I had confidence in Camp know what happened was this game came down to one play? First thing goal on the one-yard line with two seconds left. And first of all, just let's take a minute. That's incredible. Like how wonderful of a game that's how evenly matched it, It came down to one final play. Any game like that to me is just a really really fun time. But the Patriots had one play from the one-yard line. And they ran quarterback power, which I think is the right call there. They'd run it all game at worked the entire game New England did the Patriots had already run it like four or five times already where you know, two touchdowns on a quarterback power play very similar to that and Seattle's defense appeared to have no answer But the Patriots went to the well one too many times the only time on Sunday that Seattle on defense was able to stop quarterback power off. Was the one time it mattered most how cool is that? Everybody knew what was coming. We knew cams going to run the ball up the middle. And cam got stopped. Poetic beautiful interesting, you know, and if you're New England, right if you're the Patriots, you have no regret because if you have one play to win a game you run your best play with your best player and that's what the Patriots did Seattle Seahawks fan would know the pain of throwing the ball in the one-yard line, right? We all remember did that they had Marshawn Lynch and they threw the ball through the game-ending interception so know if you're going to lose a game you might as well lose a game running your best most successful play. I will say that forever. I don't think the page what's did the wrong thing don't get cute do what you're good at and if they beat you at least you can live without regret the Patriots have no reason to feel regret after that game. This was an incredible incredible game. I'm not kidding. I could watch the Patriots play Seattle ten weeks in a row just over and over and over again. Just imagine all the little tweaks and the little changes that would happen from week-to-week just would be just incredible. I I wish we could see that every single week would be amazing job. You're one of my favorite movies is a Matthew McConaughey movie called Sahara. It's cheesy. It's fun. It's a silly treasure-hunting movie song. They could make a new Sahara movie every single year just change a couple of things like the same cast. It's basically the same movie every time but this a couple of weeks I would eat it up. I'd watch it. I pay probably a little too much money to go see it every single year in theaters because I love that movie. I love that formula month. And you know, I think it's an it's like kind of the if you like the Uncharted video game series. It's the Uncharted movie whenever got I feel the exact same way about this game where I could watch the Patriots play Seattle every single week just be fat and happy and just enjoy the experience week in and week out. Now you did think I was done. I know you're like Zacks coming to a clothes. He's done talking about the Seahawks and the Patriots. I got one more thing to say maybe to I guess first of all the David Moss touchdown catch right on the pylon where he's falling backwards. He got two feet inbounds unbelievable catch had a good time watching that now number to Page. What did I think box receiver DK Metcalf had four catches for 92 yards and a touchdown. And it's key moment was a 54-yard touchdown while being guarded by Stephon Gilmore. Who is last year's Defensive Player of the Year in the NFL and look it's funny. Anytime DK Metcalf does literally anything. How people come running from the hills people come running from everywhere. They all come to remind be oh how wrong I was about DK Metcalf like yeah. I know I do need the reminder DK Metcalf is incredibly successful and look at so cool to me because the guy has shown so much improvement from you know, really beginning of last year to end of last year then took last year to this year. He came Metcalf just gets exponentially better. It feels like every time I watch him and Seattle uses his skill-set perfectly DK Metcalf just keeps getting better and better and better and I love watching it. I don't let my ego get in the way of enjoying somebody be successful and DK Metcalf. Wow is incredibly successful. I'm fortune teller the dude clearly works incredibly hard. So I don't I don't have a I don't feel really bad about being wrong about that. I'm sad. I hope he doesn't hate me, but I'm happy for DK Metcalf. And I just had such a good time this game Seahawks Patriots. It's my favorite game. I've watched in a long long time and I really as a football fan. I needed this moment to enjoy for quite a while. Now I want to make a side tangent real quick. I have no problem being wrong. And I Know It confuses people some people are a bit thrown off by it in the sports media. There's really this like weird sleep egotistical attachment to being right and I understand that people want to feel smart. It feels good. You know, I Zac shomler. I believe that I offer some interesting analysis on the sports world. And a lot of the time I think it gets stuff, right? Any predictions over the years sort of very proud of you know, I was an early adopter of Kyler Murray. I was like the very first person in the sports world. That was saying hey Gardner Minshew was awesome. Can go back. I made a video about him in college saying Garden. She is going to be a really good quarterback. I was right about that. And last year I predicted the washing team to go three and thirteen guess what? I got a lot of hate a lot of anger and now hey, you know what Washington went three and thirteen I was right about that long, but really that's you know the for me that's one of the first times I've ever gloated about the times. I've been right about stuff and that's very intentional. I don't like being the guy bragging getting throwing it in somebody's face. I'm right sometimes I'm also wrong sometimes dead. I think one of the most unhealthy things in the sports world. Is that when people are wrong they run from it they hide from it and they feel like it's deep shame. They try to avoid it like the plague. I want to change all that. I think it may be stupid. You know, I'm a human being and it's impossible for me to get everything right? That's just not a realistic expectation, and I hope if you listen to me because you think I'm right all the time. Turn off the shell don't watch anymore. Don't listen anymore. I can't live up to the standard of being right all the time. I just I don't want to even try I hope you listen to strong opinion Sports because I'm interesting and I work very very very hard. To be honest. I try my best to be honest as honest as I possibly can and one of my core values is that when I improve in wrong I dive in I try to talk about huh? What happened. Let's own it. What was wrong with my thinking how you know, I love trying to understand what makes me wrong get a player just get better. Why was my was my thinking wrong. I try to learn from the moments when I'm wrong. It's really really fun for me. And and I look at the sports world as you look around the sports media just in general. Everybody is so deeply concerned with being right and when you hear me say that at first you go Zach, how can what do you mean like, of course you want to try to be right? Yeah. I try to be right for sure like totally like, you know, you know, I know nobody has the the intention of being wrong that that doesn't make any sense to me. So that's not what I'm saying. Don't let that don't let yourself here that that's not what I'm trying to say here. But people love to brag and throw their predictions that they get right in other people's faces and be like ha see like you see the shows with two panels of people and they're like well guess what idiot I got this right. Haha. We predicted on yesterday's shelling. I never ever ever want to be that that's all he go. I just not I don't I don't want to play that game. I don't enjoy em, it's not what I want and for me the sports world is this mini self-contained like Universe I talk about it. It's so much fun of tracking all the storylines. I'm a gigantic Sports number. And I've said this before I want to repeat it. I don't think there's any shame in being wrong. What shameful is when you're wrong? Like when you're proven wrong? And you don't address it? You don't own it. You just avoid it that's shameful is being proven wrong and not owning. Those are some of my core values that's very very important to me to share that I try to be interesting. I try to be honest. I don't watch other sports shows. I don't listen to other shows at very intentional. It drives me nuts. Some people accuse me of copying other people. I don't I really intentionally avoid there's two people I watch I listen to Brett kollmann I listen to Tom Grossi and occasionally, I'll watch a flemlo video. Those are three content creators are my favorite three. I love them all. They're phenomenal. But I grew up watching Network television and listening to Network sports radio. I have no doubt that some of my some of the way I talk is I'm sure influenced by the way, I grew up listening to large sports radio host. I've no doubt. And then, you know, I worked for ESPN and I worked for Fox Sports and I worked for Pac-12 network that some of my background when I started the show. I was working for networks. Literally. And I never want to be like them. I never ever ever want to be like Network television or Network sports radio. I try to avoid the things that drive me nuts about those shows, you know, there's any problems and like I'm not perfect. But I have my own approach and I hope that people respect that I can appreciate that. I gotta say I love predictions. I think predictions are a fun interesting part of kind of necessary part of being interesting like for me. I like making a prediction because it helps me understand like what should I track? Like I make a reduction great example is like you say. Hey the Bears quarterback minimum wage. I don't think he's going to do very well lo and behold Sunday comes he does really really great. It's like well, I made a prediction clearly. I was wrong. Let's talk about why that's fun for me. I love that process of making took action than analyzing how things go. But I also think if you're going to make a prediction, you have to explain how you landed there. And as I look at my NFL predictions episode The Long, you know where I do? Like, hey, the this team's going to go 4 and 12 and I talked about the roster a little bit. I try to blend the lines between a preview and prediction. I think I don't do a good enough job in those videos of allowing people to see the process behind the scenes. There is a very deep like a process. It takes a couple days worth of research to prepare that kind of video, but I think people just go here 4 and 12 and go back and you say four and twelve and I probably should go through and say here are the 12 losses. I see this is why I see them going for and 12 something like that. But again predictions are fun because they allow you to find storylines to track during a game. There are some I think incredible importance with that and I want to end with this because at first of all some people just say a verdict of a prediction but not offering any kind of reasoning behind it. I hate that stuff. But again perfect is a very very unhealthy expectation forget about sports for a minute want to talk about life. In life, you're going to screw up. You're going to make mistakes. I encourage you to accept that and move on a might make you angry. But hey, guess what? You're in a crash your car. You're going to get a d you're going to do something. You're going to make mistakes. No matter what those mistakes are. You're going to make mistakes life because you're human thought we all do. What's important is that we learn from our mistakes and the sports world seems to not have that kind of that doesn't exist in sports media and it's so weird to me. You make a prediction. It's okay to acknowledge. Hey, I didn't get this right but learn from it. What do we learn from the wrong Mitchell trubisky prediction, for example, why was I wrong? Why was this a bad idea? What was wrong with my thinking? Failure is part of life, but you have to learn from it. It's so so important if you don't learn from a mistake, then that mistake becomes meaningless, and that that's a big shame. again, what I hope that people take away from this topic is not only my deep frustration with the sports media and network media in general especially but I also hope that people hear this that a loss can become a lesson, but you have to learn from your mistakes and learn from your failures. I make predictions all the time. A lot of time I get them, right and sometimes they get them wrong and maybe maybe some days are worse than others. Right? I have no idea. I don't really track it I track what I'm wrong about usually more than anything and I just want to say that I have no problem being wrong. It's totally okay with me. I just try to learn from the moments when I'm wrong and I just wish that the sports media World in general did more of that. We're hey, it's okay to be wrong, but don't avoid it. Don't run from a run from it. Like it's a plague. Am I hope I'm making sense here. These are some of my core values. It's deeply deeply meaningful to me. And I just I want to say one more time Perfection is just an unhealthy unrealistic expectation. Let's talk about the Dallas Cowboys man. The Dallas Cowboys and the Atlanta Falcons. Oh my goodness. What a ridiculous incredible special game. Probably my favorite Cowboys game I've ever watched in my entire life. This is a game that Cowboys fans will remember and really this is a memory that I hope Cowboy fans cherish and appreciate and enjoy for a really really long time. What a cool game we had on Sunday. The Cowboys won 4239. And first of all, the Atlanta Falcons had a twenty point lead very very early in this game. And it reminds me actually a lot of the Kansas City versus Houston game in the playoffs last year where the Houston Texans had a 24-point lead early off in that playoff game. But the problem was that Houston did not earn that lead. It was handed to them by the team. They were playing against I think something similar happened on Sunday where the Falcons really did not earn the twenty point lead and when you know, earn your lead it can cause problems later what happened was Dallas made a ton ton a smattering of mistakes early on in this game. They have like three fumbles and a I guess it was exactly three fumbles and a failed fake punt in the first quarter alone. And they kept handing incredible field position to Atlanta. The reality is that once Dallas got their act together and started waking up and playing the game properly this scored forty points. I first of all I want to say that I believe the Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott deserves a ton of credit the dude played really really well the entire game, even when his team was losing. He was never really the problem back despite the bath first half his team around him had Jack was playing great even in the first half. And then what's even cooler is that and this is something I've really harped on Dak Prescott for not doing I've repeatedly criticized Dak Prescott for not being good enough when it matters most at the end of a game. Well, hey, guess what? On Sunday against Atlanta Dak delivered when it mattered most at the end of the game that part made me so happy I was happy to see that. Now there's a small mistake Atlanta me. There's really a couple of them. But there's one mistake Atlanta made that drove me nuts. I'm a massive massive football nerd. Played quarterback in college my whole life. My dad makes fun of me because I take notes when I watch football and you can find notebooks. I've used back from when I was ten years old taking notes about football. That's how I learned about the game of football. I took notes for years and one lesson. I learned over the course of my entire life following and just being a nerd about football is often comes to a two-point conversion. You should only go for it. If you need it. Otherwise take it easy points. If there's an easy p a t take that unless you need a two-point conversion. If you're Tracy, if you're chasing another team and you're down like 16 points then and then you get a touchdown. Yeah go for to make it an eight-point one-possession game totally get it. Or in the flipside. If you're up by say 7 points, when you score a touchdown, you want to make it a nine-point lead. So it's a two-possession game. Sure go for a two-point conversion. Those are a couple moments where it makes sense to go for a two-point conversion. Now Atlanta went for a two-point conversion when they were up twenty six to seven. I will never understand this this weird decision here. Atlanta missed out on one point in the game. Atlanta could have been up 27 to 7. Instead they went for a two-point conversion. It did not get it that made the game 26 to 7 instead of 19-point lead for whatever reason I will never understand again Atlanta thoughts a twenty point lead was not good enough their OCD decision was that we're going to try to make it a 21-point lead. Well it cost him that one point mattered off at the end of the day and ended up losing the game by one point. Now the onside kick at the end of this game was unbelievable. I gotta say there's one more mistake. I didn't talk about it's not even in my notes. But as I think about this game, there's one other mistake. The Falcons made drives me crazy. I believe the third and 6 we're dead Russell Gage the receiver lined up at quarterback. He catches a snap there was a Depot just a beautiful perfect dime incredible throw Julio Jones. Julio Jones in the end zone. I've never seen this drops a touchdown Julio Jones, who is my personal favorite receiver in the NFL. I've never seen Julio Jones drop a pass like that and I was doubled and shocked when that happened and went Julio Jones dropping that and maybe I don't I think maybe the lesson from NFL week 2 in general is just that even the greatest players make mistakes. I saw Aaron Rodgers just had a bubble route. He just threw out of balance and that's a weird Miss. So Julio Jones drop a touchdown, even the best of the best make mistakes, but that watching Jones dropped the game-winning touchdown. What would have been they came ceiling game-winning touchdown broke my heart and went ew, I just awful for Julio Jones now, I want to go to the onside kick because Dallas scored with 1:49 left in the game. They were then down 37 to 39. And Dallas kicked an onside kick and they got it. They got the ball back. And this was one of the coolest on Sidekicks. I have ever seen in my entire life where the Cowboys kicker Greg zuerlein did not put the ball on a kicking T instead. He laid the ball sideways and checked the slowest onside kick you'll ever see. It's like a slow roller looked like a Tiger Woods golf putt and the Falcons were like Frozen in a trance watching the ball roll towards them. And there's this coaching point that drives me nuts for the Falcons where Atlanta at anytime can go grab the ball. They need to wait at all. The minute the balls kicked you can run and grab it. They are the receiving team. They can always go get the ball. Now. The kicking team was trying to get the onside kick has to wait until the ball rolls ten yards and I guarantee you across the NFL Thursday in special teams meetings. Everybody's watching this Greg zuerlein onside. Kick and every special teams coordinator is telling their guys. Hey, by the way, you get the balls ever rolling really slow. Just go grab it back cuz they need to wait for the ball to go. Ten yards you the receiving team does not and the fact that the Falcons Could it just gone to grab the ball and instead the Let It Roll and Roll and Roll and Roll. It's a garlic my eyeball. So like popping out of my head. Let me go grab the ball and they just watched the Dallas Cowboys grab the football. It's like, oh my God, how could you and the minute that happened the minute the Cowboys got the onside kick, you know, the game's over. I well not only do the Cowboys have great field position. They also have a ton of momentum now, And it was one of the most insane weird things of ever seen in football. The the Falcons just watching this on sidekick role towards them very very slowly clearly either. They didn't know the rule. Well, they are hoping that the ball would stop rolling or they just were so confused at what they were seeing. They just all froze. I don't know but Dallas kicked the field goal. They want 4239 home and I was like, what the heck then I watch what did I watch? I can't believe it. It was I Cowboys fans again. You guys better cherish that took the rest of your lives. What a crazy interesting game now Matt Ryan, the Falcons quarterback is now connected with two of the biggest blown leads. I can remember from my lifetime member memorably bad moments in NFL history where they were up 28 to 3 in the Superbowl and they lost And now they're up twenty six to seven against Dallas and they blew that lead as well. And I know a lot of people do not know how to feel about Matt Ryan maybe cuz they had a twenty point lead. Not a 19-point lead whatever you want. I don't really care. And again, I know people look at that truck today and are like, how do you feel about the guy so I want to offer some context about Matt Ryan. Matt Ryan inherited a really bad Atlanta Falcons team. Remember they lost Michael Vick in 2006. They had this awful team in 2007. They went like four and twelve. And 2008 Matt Ryan was drafted with a number three overall pick in the NFL draft. So he had to live up to Michael Vick an incredible quarterback who played before him sure the nation probably Michael Vick, I would say change the game of football. We're look at a quarterback today. They all can run. They all can move. That's cuz every kid grew up watching Michael Vick and said well, I guess really what happened was High School coaches saw Michael Vick running around and realized we're going to make our best athlete by quarterback. And so that's why you see Kyler Murray and More Jackson and you have all kinds of dudes running around to the NFL because I'm Michael Vick happened. So Michael Vick changed the game in many ways. Yeah Matt Ryan at the follow of that guy up and consider this Matt Ryan was a top-five pick. And say what you want about Matt Ryan, you can say he's bad. He's not he's not that but Matt Ryan transformed the Atlanta Falcons, and he did a lot better than most top five picks wage throughout the NFL. Here's a couple other top five picks at quarterback and we'll start with two really easy ones. Remember Ryan Leaf and number two overall pick huge bust failure. Awful Jamarcus Russell's another one. That's home. Like cherry picking an easy. One. Number one overall pick in 2007 the year before Matt Ryan was drafted massive massive failure. But those are easy. Here's a couple other ones you might realize these are quarterbacks picked in the top five that Matt Ryan is out performed in his career Mark Sanchez a number five overall pick off Blake Bortles went number three overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars. RG3 was a number two overall pick. He's now a backup in Baltimore Sam Bradford. The number one overall pick em, ten two years after Matt Ryan. He's no longer in the NFL Mitchell trubisky number two overall. I'll tell you what, I would take about Ryan every single day over trubisky Marcus Mariota. Number two overall pick the Tennessee. He's now the Raiders backup. Jameis Winston number one overall. He's a backup Matthew Stafford. Number one overall. He's been a career disappointment had a career of disappointment the poor guy Matthew Stafford still makes mistakes that are boneheaded and just awful and when you look at the context of Matt Ryan, he was drafted number three overall how many other top five picks just fail at quarterback? You realize Matt Ryan deserves some appreciation not to mention. Here are some other first-round quarterbacks recently have not done very well Paxton Lynch Johnny Manziel EJ Manuel Jake Locker Christian Ponder Brandon Weeden, Blaine Gabbert. The user later picks. It probably went to better teams. I really strongly believe that despite the connection too too embarrassing, you know blown leads. Matt Ryan has been a massive success in a position where most people fail. Never ever forget that never ever forget the context that you can compare Matt Ryan two. And in this game on Sunday against Dallas. I don't think Matt Ryan did anything horribly bad. He's just gotta lead to really didn't deserve and Dallas found a way to win that game. I want to end this still with saying Matt Ryan despite his connection to these two bulbs blown leads Matt Ryan deserves a lot of respect, especially when you consider how many quarterbacks did I just list there were drafted in the top five or in the first round that didn't make it and you go I guess when you consider that page Ryan did pretty well in a position where most people fail All right, guys, I'm going to take a short break when a return next up. We'll talk about the Raiders and the Saints Monday Night Football from last night. Justin Herbert's first start with a ridiculous crazy night. That was crazy time. We'll talk about Justin Herbert lot of fun there later. We'll talk about more NFL week 2 we'll talk about Gardner Minshew Tom Brady Mitchell trubisky Dwayne Haskins Kirk Cousins. Then at the end of the show, Justin fields to some degree called me out. Well fun with that lot of stuff. I've had my name is a Sean Miller. I'm going to take a drink. Oh, right. We are back. I want to talk about Monday Night Football for me. I guess it's the last night for me for you guys knowing myself and how long it takes to edit The Office cast and adding clips and all the other stuff. I'm doing I'm sure you're hearing this on Wednesday morning. Now so on Monday Night Football the Raiders beat the New Orleans Saints and it was such a good win for the Last Vegas Raiders fun to say that the night could not have gone better for them. It was their first game in a new stadium. They were playing a well-known team the New Orleans Saints who has a they have a high-profile quarterback Drew Brees without means as people are watching their eyeballs on a game on Monday night football and the Raiders won. They won 24 to they want 34 to 24 won by ten points, and I'm not going to lie when I saw that the Raiders were playing the Saints and their first game at home who that's a brutal first game. And so I was really excited and we'll talk about the game and what happened and part of why it's so exciting to me, but I gotta say first of all, I love the new stadium. It's beautiful. It's cool. It reminds me the Death Star. I love the name. I'm really excited. I hope I get to go there someday to watch a football game. Now the torch is a bit odd. It's a nice gesture. I know it's a it's kind of a symbol representing Al Davis the former Raiders owner, but I just I have so many questions when I look at the torch song goes on there. What's the heating element? I know it's not like actual fire. Is it just lights? It looks kind of like a giant lava lamp. I know that's a weird thought but as I look at the torch and the radar Stadium nothing but questions and I know what's going on there. I don't understand I do think it's cool that the Raiders owner Mark Davis was not at the game in attendance for him. He's kind of said that no fans means no Mark Davis and I really like that because and actually really get it and understand to Mark Davis knows what kind of experience he wants. He wants the first time. He's in that Stadium to have met a crazy packed building full of Raider fans going wild at a football game and for him to understand that's the experience. He wants the first time he goes to Raider game. I respect that. I know it's kind of cool. Weird and unique but I get and understand his feeling I hope that gets to happen next year in twenty Twenty-One. Now, I hate to say this Drew Brees wage to watch on Monday Night Football, you know, I'm concerned that his age might be showing, you know, the Saints had the ball was six minutes left and I had no confidence that they were going to able to come back and that's very very easy telling to me and if Drew doesn't play at a high level in the coming weeks, then he might become a liability. I mean, I love Drew Brees. It makes me sad to say that he's one of my favorite quarterbacks of all time. It loves book coming back stronger last night was not the Drew Brees. I have grown used to watching week-in and week-out. I hope you know, maybe he turns around things and say weeks go on with my fear is a Drew Brees just going to have kind of an average. Okay final year and we'll go. Hm. That's still like man. I wish you would hang it up. Maybe I just in his prime. I don't want to over react to it. It's one week again. He might turn it off. And and the next week or two, but I am concerned that Drew Brees is age is beginning to show. Now I really really liked with Derek Carr said before the game. He said he's tired of being disrespected. Awesome, you know what Derek car needs to do these tired of being disrespected step it up, man. And guess what as the game went on Derek Carr got better and better and better and I want to clarify something. I had previously I made a video called Jon Gruden wants to replace Derek Carr maybe should have called that Jon Gruden must want to replace Derek Carr because if you actually listen to the video games. Just get mad at the title. You'll understand that. My whole point was that Derek Carr is quite a good quarterback. And so it seems weird to me that Jon Gruden got out and got Marcus Mariota to be the backup quarterback paid him a sizable amount of money. And my point was that I don't understand why Jon Gruden would not Embrace Derek Carr because Derek Carr want to see on film is a very very good franchise quarterback. Now, most people don't act up to what I say. They just get angry at a title and they yell and scream and they comment stuff and said to be all kinds of horrible messages on Instagram. Now my buddy Brett kollmann came on the show. He made a really interesting point. I like you said that Jon Gruden is always comparing his quarterbacks to The One That Got Away Brett Favre. And that's a really really hard thing to live up to. I don't know how Derek our lives up to Brett Favre. It's just impossible. Ask now Derek Carr in this game against New Orleans made two mistakes early on where he didn't pull the trigger with open receivers. We're both of them by the way happened on a second intent. So the first play Get a man wide open on an out route and he just had to throw the ball with anticipation on time, but he didn't pull the trigger he needs to hang in the pocket and throw the ball and instead he tried to reverse field and got sacked it made a second and ten into a third and twenty-three situation. So really big costly mistake. No later Derek Carr had gen wall are open deep down the right sideline and he didn't pull the trigger again. You know, he's got to get rid of the ball and said he takes a sack and I got frustrated watching those planes so I cannot imagine I am sure I know those must eat away at the Raiders head coach, Jon Gruden now, Jon Gruden's offense. It's very very tough. There's no hand-holding. I would say it's kind of like trigonometry or whatever whatever subject you struggled with the most as a kid in school. Jon Gruden's offense is going to challenge you it's very tough. There's a lot of checks in line of scrimmage. There's a very very Very small margin for error execution is critical and expectations are very very high. If you play quarterback for Jon Gruden know I personally thought this is controversial. I believe that Derek Carr would be better with another guy like Sean McVay or maybe Kyle Shanahan and another offense. I think Derek car actually hasn't even better careers and it's not necessarily on Jon Gruden. But Jon Gruden, I love him. I think it's hard on quarterbacks. I think Derek Carr's just a better fit with another code. I mean the best year Derek horse ever had was ironically nod with Jon Gruden as his coach, so I maintain this and I know what makes people angry, but it's truly what I believe that if Jon Gruden ever finds an option. He thinks is better than He will not hesitate to replace Derek Carr and I love Derek Carr. I think he throws the ball and beautifully sometimes now at all. So this is a weird tangent, but I love Derek Carr's cleavage last two games against the Panthers and now against the New Orleans Saints those black cleats. He wears the white bottom looks so smooth and so cool. I love it now with all the and I don't think what I said criticism, but it's just a fact to me. It's what I genuinely we believe is that if Jon Gruden finds a better option, he's gonna replace Derrick are now with all that said Derek Carr was the best quarterback playing last night on Monday Night Football last night for me probably two nights ago for you on Wednesday morning. Now, sometimes I'm telling you when Derek Carr throws the ball off. It's the most beautiful spiral. I've seen like it's just looks like Aaron Rodgers throwing the football. It's like a work of art and he finished the game really really strong. I just want to see Derek Carr keep acting and keep getting better now to me the best thing about the game on Monday night football for Raider fans. Is the young guys who made plays you look around you go. Hey, Brian Edwards a twenty-one-year-old third-round pick rookie had to really big catches. That's awesome is a receiver out of South Carolina. That's super cool. Rookie Corner, Damon. Arnette had seven tackles another young guy making plays Johnathan. Abram is making plays. He had safety's twenty-three years old second year running at Georgia. Gibbs is a stud. Darren Waller might be 28th, but he's the best faster than I don't know. I don't know if best identifiable the right thing. He's definitely the fastest tight end in football and he is a start at the tight end position. The future is really really bright for the Las Vegas Raiders and not just because the Vegas Strip is lit up. I mean, I am excited for them moving forward. They got a really interesting football team chock-full of young players and it's cool to me because the win against the Saints on Monday Night Football. Was a couple of years in the making the big moves the Raiders have made trading away Khalil Mack bring in multiple first-round draft picks drafting two years in a really really good. Those good moves are finally paying off for the Raiders. And I think that's very very cool. Now, by the way, I got to end with this on Monday Night Football. What is going on with the musical performances at halftime a Monday Night Football. I just don't understand the music never ever works for me. And I'm not against The Killers played this week on Monday Night Football. I'm not against The Killers. They're they're interesting band. but the music whether who no matter who it is it always feels Awkward and and forced and like it doesn't quite fit in with the rest of the show. Like this is not the Super Bowl halftime show. How many people does it really bring in how many people actually dead tune into the Monday Night Football game because of the musical performance at halftime. I don't know. I mean, I guess maybe if my favorite band was playing I turned it on maybe I'd probably just go find the YouTube video afterward but it's all weird to me. I don't really understand and ESPN is literally doing everything possible to get views. Every time I watch Monday Night Football I go what's with the music like, why is this happening? And I just hate network shows. I hate network television in general but man ESPN gets weirder and weirder and the music thing at halftime on Monday Night Football. It just doesn't make any sense. That doesn't work for me. Now, maybe their data says that it brings people in I don't know but I just think it feels Antiquated and we're dead and I don't really understand why they still do the music thing on Monday Night Football. Guys, you know what time it is now. It's time to talk about the Chargers. Rookie quarterback. Justin Herbert. Let's jump in. So Chargers rookie quarterback, Justin Herbert surprisingly made his NFL debut on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. He started the game. And again man the word I use an old repeat again is surprised. I was surprised he played at all. I was surprised he did so well, we'll talk about what happened. There were some mistakes that I think are important to highlight at the end of this topic. It's going to basically a film analysis video where I show you what went wrong and part of the mistakes Justin Herbert made and why I'm not all in and sold on Justin Herbert. There are a couple of things again. It's that line was 20 to 5:33 passing had 311 yards one touchdown one interception. I want to start with what was good cuz I want to praise the guy I don't hate Justin Herbert despite the way that people think and kind of believe about me just input on his Instagram. I loved it. He said relentlessly seeking Improvement. That's awesome. I love that. That's what he should be doing. The question is never been whether or not Justin Herbert is capable. Go west Colorado versus origin last year. Justin Herbert was incredible against Colorado a senior year. The question with Justin Herbert is can he be inconsistent? That's what he needs to do now to me. It's only one game. I don't want to overreact but I will say that Justin looked improved somewhat from college to its birth in the NFL here this awesome touchdown pass into the back corner of the endzone just announced his massive arm where you know, he threw it before the coroner could get into position. That's a really really cool to charge. There's a 17-play drive that ended in a field goal but a 17-play drive that's not an accident. That's really really good football so credit adjusted her but there are some things he did on Sunday that I like. Oh now I've got a lot of messages from people saying apologize to Justin Herbert or you were wrong about Justin Herbert. And those people look at the stats or they look at highlights and I get it. If you look at just stats or highlights, then he looks incredible. But if you're going to look at the game just from a simplistic surface-level view, then I would say well he also didn't win the game. And while you think that's not fair. I agree. That's not fair. So let's have a talk about nuance and dive into the Nuance of what happened rather than just looking at a surface level with Justin Herbert. I want to explain his mistakes in a minute, but I do want to say if I'm wrong and Justin Herbert becomes a star quarterback in the NFL. I have no problem admitting that I will I admit when I'm wrong. I try that all the time when I'm wrong about stuff. I own it. It's important to me. It's one of my core values. But one game it's not enough for me to admit that I'm wrong about Justin Herbert cuz I don't know that I'm wrong about Justin Herbert yet one game with some good prose and a lot of mistakes is not offer me. I will admit it's harder today to be skeptical than I was a week ago. I feel better about Justin Herbert than I used to after just one game seems he's working really really hard. I loved his quarterback coach Pep Hamilton Pep. Hamilton is a former XFL head coach. I really liked him and I'm also really glad that Justin Herbert has Mike Williams and Keenan net receiver their skill-set really helps Justin Herbert. I mean there are times where they can make up for his inaccuracy with really really good catches. There was a pro literally on Sunday. We're Keenan Allen caught up all behind him and pulled it in and got a pretty solid gain from that, but I'm not ready to dive All In On Justin Herbert. I just simply from what I've seen I go. I know that's crazy. People are always stats were good stats are not everything you gotta understand right now to me. I see about a fifty-fifty chance that he succeeds and it really depends on how hard he works moving forward. His Improvement is encouraging though. He looks a little better Sunday than he did in college, but here are the mistakes. He made the first mistake is very obvious. It's his interception on 2nd and two, he's running to the left. There's open field in front of him and instead of running for a solid gain. He tries to throw the ball back across the field and a double coverage. It's a bone-headed mistake interception really really bad play just take the easy first-down and run the ball. I don't understand what's going on here with this thought process in the third quarter on first-and-ten. He took a big sack instead of throwing the ball away to another moment. We were like dude throw the ball away instead. They caused a second and 24 there was a third-and-seven where the Chiefs blitzed and he had a man open against man coverage and he doesn't throw to the open man. But he does throw the ball away. So I'm glad he didn't take the sack but I wish he'd hit this open man. It's kind of a weird situation where he could have handled the blitz better, but he also could have handled it worse off. You kind of grade. It neutrally where it's not a positive. It's also not a minus. There was a third-and-goal play where he turned the wrong way. He missed a number of throws where he was just straight-up inaccurate off. His first throw was an overthrow to Keenan Allen to do does have a cannon for an arm though. The ball gets out of his hands incredibly quick later. He threw an out route too high and out of bounds. There was a third down to where he had Hunter Henry opened underneath another just blatant really bad missed. There was a lot to be excited about but Chargers fans are also overlooking a lot of concerning life takes a lot of concerning things that happened on Sunday and I totally get it. I understand why Chargers fans are all in on Justin Herbert part of it is because they need to be there's a layer of a game. Action here involved where Chargers fans need Justin Herbert to be amazing because they picked him to be their franchise quarterback. Personally, I'm not sold yet, you know time will tell I'm excited to keep watching Justin Herbert. I want to watch this development to be clear. I want to see Justin Herbert succeeding be awesome seems like a good guy. He's from my home state. I am not rooting against Justin Herbert, but my job as an analyst is to be honest. And when I say why it's Justin Herbert I go home a lot of mistakes. We'll see what happens. I think again a fifty-fifty shot is about what I see which is higher than it would have been a couple of weeks ago. So that's good. I also didn't even mention the under throat a Mike Williams. We're off Mike Williams was wide open in the end zone and Justin missed the throat. He allowed an offender to make a play and stop a touchdown you like. Oh, that's a bad. You can't miss them. So look time will tell what Justin Herbert again. I want to see Justin succeed. But right now I'm skeptical and I got reason to be skeptical and we'll see how things go on again off. No problem being wrong. If Justin proves me wrong. I'd be happy for him alone it I'll talk about it. But right now we're not there yet. Let's see in a couple of weeks. And if he ends up playing you might not even play it looks like he's got the backup to Tyrod Taylor at some point. We'll have a good collection of Justin Herbert games to watch and review film on but for right now, I am still not sold on Justin Herbert. Now. We saw something really really cool with Justin Herbert's first start whether it was an accident or not. We may not know them. You know, nobody knew that Justin Herbert was going to be starting until minutes before the game and I hope a lot of NFL teams took notice of this because you know, because of the fact that no one knew Justin was going to be starting number one. There was no hype at all. And number two it really helped Justin Herbert performance because Kansas City's defense had no idea he was playing they couldn't prepare for him. And so later down the road when to a tongue of a dog makes his first start for the Miami Dolphins, whether it's this year or next year or who knows when right I really hope that Miami does to a favor. Don't tell anybody do not tell anybody keep it a secret save to a tongue of Aloha from all the hype and all the drama. I think part of that really helped Justin Herbert on Sunday. I think it was an accident but I loved that Justin Herbert's first start was handled in a way that saved him from a whole week of media hype and the cycle of build up and you know, overreactions and Analysis and just people over-analyze everything and because no one expected Justin Herbert to start I think it really really helped remove a layer of tension that might have been there if Justin her birth How to play there's no pressure because of the way things were handled. I love it and I understand that you want a quarterback who can handle pressure for sure. But if you don't need to add pressure to a player a young guy learning how to play an NFL don't make a a quarterback's job harder than it needs to be. You don't need to add pressure. Don't I think screw the media? They don't need to know and if you can start a rookie quarterback and nobody is expecting that that might be the best possible way to introduce a starting quarterback a rookie starting quarterback to the NFL guys. My name is Zach shomler. I'm going to take a short break coming up. We'll talk about the NFL Week two's craziness just all kinds of stuff happened Gardner Minshew. Tom Brady injury is a whole lot of stuff and then later. We will talk about Justin Fields the Ohio State quarterback and I'll tell you guys why I'm not doing NFL Power Rankings guys. My name is Akshay Kumar. I'm taking a short break. We'll be right back. All right. Let's keep the show going you may or may not know this episode. Oh boy. I've been recording this for like two hours like between taking breaks to try to get my throat good again. Just everything involved. I mean, I really hope people like this episode. It's just a a massive episode. I'm putting a lot of effort lot of time into this. I hope people love it tomorrow when it comes out and I hope the hard work pays off cuz I'm really I guess who cares about viewers like I want to make a product that I'm proud of and for sure I'm doing that today with today's episode. I did a topic and made a video about the Patriots Seahawks game the Raiders and Saints game on Monday Night Football the Cowboys crazy come back against the Falcons. I also covered Justin Herbert's first start but a lot of other things happened during week 2 of the NFL season. And so this topic is kind of for everything else. You know, first of all, there was a crazy Patrick Mahomes throw in that that Justin Herbert Patrick Mahomes game. And I've never seen a threat like this were on the Run Patrick Mahomes is running to the right. He launches down the down the sideline just an I guess not even on the sidelines is running a receiver is running down the middle of the field hits imperfect took it in stride On The Run just an unbelievable thrill that stands out to be from week to week 2 of the NFL season was a crazy chaotic mess. I want to start with all the injuries. I am not confident. I can list all the injuries that happened. So many took place. I lost track of them. Honestly. I'm going to share as many as I can if I miss some I'm sure I will I apologize to your favorite team. That's not my intent but so much stuff went down. I don't feel confident that I can cover all of it. Honestly. I'm doing the best I can Denver Broncos quarterback Drew lock has sprained his a city joint in his shoulder. He'll likely be out three to five weeks. I feel so bad for Denver Broncos fans. I mean the year started with them losing Von Miller to a freak injury their top receiver Courtland Sutton has been announced that he's out for the year two with a torn ACL. I always expecting a really big run from the Denver Broncos. It's awful that that's probably not going to happen. Now for them. I just feel terrible and terrible for them. The Forty Niners are in trouble. They lost defensive ends, Nick Bosa and Solomon Thomas, they both tore their ACL. They're out for the year off the running backs to hurt Tevin Coleman and Raheem mostert. It's a big deal the 49ers quarterback. Jimmy Garoppolo has a high ankle sprain now, they're lucky because the 49ers have one of the best if not the best backup quarterback in the entire NFL Nick Mullens. Jimmy G will probably miss next week's game against the New York Giants. That's what I would do. I mean they could play them if they want, but I would sit down. Why risk of re-injury with Jimmy Garoppolo and you don't need to Giants running back saquon Barkley's out for the year with a torn ACL. That's really really sad. I feel sad for the saquon Barkley. I feel sad for Giants fans. It's all be able Ravens Corner Tavon young tore his ACL so did Bruce Irvin and the Marquess Marquess Blair for Seattle. All three of those guys are out for the year or torn ACL Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey has a high ankle sprain gonna be out for a few weeks. It's just insane. Like I cannot keep up with all the injuries. I know there are more like Paris Campbell is out for the cold is Malik hooker just a wild messy weekend so much took place in the NFL and so many guys got hurt. Now the Vikings the Minnesota Vikings got embarrassed by the by the Indianapolis Colts 28 to 11:00 and Kirk Cousins had three interceptions, you know, I watched the film and the first interception was really really bad is a bad throw off. In a double coverage a bad decision just not a good play but a second and third interceptions were just I don't think his fault or at least we're not really ones. You can hold against him. We're dead interception. Number two was on a Hail Mary before half-time you check the ball deep you hope somebody on your team comes down with it. The other team caught it that's not really a bad decision. That's just a just a play that happens off and his third interception was tipped. So I truly believe that these stats make Kirk Cousins appear worse than he really is and I think the Vikings have much bigger problems Kirk Cousins in my opinion. Yeah. Another thing went on to Washington football team lost to the Arizona Cardinals 3215. This is good news. Maybe I'm not sure I would have predicted going into this game that the struggles for Washington on offense. They scored fifteen points at the end of the game. I would have figured that their struggles on offense were due to Accuracy being the problem for their quarterback Dwayne Haskins now that was not the case. So again, maybe that's good. Maybe the other issues or even more concerning. I don't know timing. They have dropped pass that were a problem Dwayne Haskins kept getting hit as he threw there was some miscommunication with his receivers like there were a lot of problems going on for the Washington football team on stage. They have a lot of things need to work on to be better Logan Thomas. They're tight end could have had a better day, but there's no shame in Washington. I mean, they lost to a better team, so I don't know that that's entirely off the worst thing ever, but there are definitely a lot of little things for Washington and Dwayne Haskins to clean up moving forward as a year goes on, but I'm not ready to bail completely on Washington. I mean, I'm not they're not going to be an incredible team thought they were but I'm excited to continue to watch growth as the year goes on for the Washington football team Gardner Minshew almost had a really cool come back against Tennessee dead. The Titans beat the Jaguars 3330 the Titans are up 24 to 10 at halftime. And then Gardner Minshew battled back and had the game tied 32-30 near the end of the game. I got home. I love watching gardening too. It's not just as playing style. It's his leadership. It's everything the dude is battling for his life and battling for his job. He's like guys, please do not replace me out of that happening in Jacksonville and funny enough. The Jaguars might be too good to be able to draft Trevor Lawrence. Anyway, so I look at what the Jaguars are doing and go off and Gardner Minshew was just battling his butt off trying to keep his job. It's very compelling to me Gardner was 35 was 3445 passing had 339 yards off three touchdowns two interceptions interestingly enough to both interceptions were Tipped up and really weren't going to Menchie's fault. So I don't know that it's just a weird game for government see where he almost had to come back. I wish he'd finished it. I'm sad he didn't finish the comeback, but the interesting ones that were throwing that are on his statistic and on a stat line a really not his fault. Now the Titans won the game with the game-winning field goal at the end. I love calling Ryan Tannehill clutch has not been shy about it when I can I say that I can't do that here kind of a weird ending to the game on the final drive. Ryan Tannehill was handed really really good field position for the Titans offense and he got a key pass interference call. I mean these are this is what happened on the final drive. They had a nine-yard run for office Henry then a 2-yard run next. They had a five-yard pass on a sticker out which is basically like a 5-yard hitch to a a guide kind of over the middle the Titans offense then got a pass interference call then they had a 5-yard out route. So in total the Titans offense got 21 yards on their final drive. They wonder the field goal. I wish I could say that I was clutch and he won this game and he's incredible. I think they were kind of handed a victory by the Jaguars and I can't I'm just sad that Gardner Minshew could not finish the comeback on Sunday. The Buccaneers beat the Panthers 31-17 Tom Brady was twenty-three for 35 passing 217 yards one touchdown one interception Leonard fournette off and about 12 times for a hundred three yards and two touchdowns. Look Tom Brady's interception was a bad throw. It was about ten inches too high and a little bit behind his receiver. I think it was I think it was a Gronk if I remember correctly. There was a fumble on a handoff technically that goes as a fumble for Tom Brady Tom Brady did have a great back shoulder touched down to Mike Evans. I think what's most interesting about this game is that there were three touchdowns dropped by Tampa Bay and that's not going to show up on the stat sheet, but I think Tom Brady should had four touchdown on Sunday Scotty Miller dropped a touchdown now later on the drive Ronald Jones ran for a touchdown. So they still scored on that drive serial Grace and dropped a touchdown. It literally bounced off his helmet and how does that happen. Tom Brady was disgusted looking after and he tried to hide it but he couldn't he just looked like frustrated Lesean Shady McCoy also drop in touch down in the end zone in the back of the answer. Just a bad draw. I'll come on Thursday. It's a touchdown. You gotta have that. So Tom Brady should have had four touchdowns and one interception the Buccaneers ultimately missed out on 11 points, they could have and they should have one, you know, 42 to 17. That's a lot more convincing of a victory. Don't forget that Tom Brady still got it. They're they're still good stuff happening for Tom Brady in Tampa Bay and I wouldn't write off Tom Brady completely yet, especially watching the way that Drew Brees struggles and Monday night football against the Raiders now the Chicago Bears 1:17 to 13 against the New York Jets. The Bears quarterback Mitchell trubisky was 18428 passing with a hundred ninety yards two touchdowns and two interceptions. I'm going to start doing something new every time I talk about Mitchell trubisky a while back trubisky said that he wanted to be called Mitchell rather than Mitch. He wanted a l part of the Mitchell rather than Mitch. It was kind of hilarious because literally entire Sports World just straight-up ignored his request. Nobody followed through nobody really listened to what he said is kind of funny to me so long doing this new thing where if trubisky plays well enough then he earns his name if he does. Well then that week I will call him Mitchell trubisky Mitchell the entire week took the e l l Mitchell part on there if he doesn't do well. He's getting called Mitch. I'm sure some Chicago sports radio people have done this. If they haven't they should Sunday against the Giants was a mitch game for trubisky. He doesn't get the Mitchell name. He's going to get called Mitch the rest of the segment. It's not that Mitch doesn't make some good plays but I just wasn't impressed the big problem. Is that off its gear for by year for You're Expecting things to finally work out. I mean, why is it not coming to fruition for Midsummer you where is the progress? I don't understand like we're waiting and waiting and waiting and it's just not happening from Mitchell trubisky. He still hasn't made a big jump. He does get incrementally better like little tiny bits of progress every year I watch him, but it's not enough. His Improvement is too small and Chicago needs more Mitch doesn't have it though, unfortunately, so I have run completely out of patience. It's been two games. It's already enough for me. And by the way, Mitch's arm is awful. He throws a week spiral throws a ton of ducks that are just like not like you watch Derek Carr throw the football. You're like, hey, that's just beautiful. You watch Mitchell trubisky. Throw the football. You're like who never show me that again? It's ugly. It's just not unfortunately. That's a real thing. Like I hate watching too risky. Throw the football. It's just like wage. Come on do this the best you got And the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and over again and expecting a different result. That's what Chicago and the Chicago Bears keep doing they keep doing the same thing over and over again hoping maybe this is the time that Mitchell trubisky is finally good finally great month and it's just not happening his interceptions weren't terrible again too risky wasn't awful, but he wasn't really all that impressive either his second interception was just a really good play by the defender where Giants Corner James Bradberry literally just stole the ball from his receiver. It's also worth saying that Anthony Miller dropped what could have been a touchdown pass so trubisky a terrible, but it's just totally averaged and I'm tired of waiting. I'm over it. I am over Mitchell trubisky. I've given him chance after chance after chance. It's just not happening. It's also worth noting that the Packers had a massive game. They beat the Lions. 42-21. Aaron Rodgers was very good. I do think you can be better though. We had a couple of Misses where I went Aaron. You got better than that was interesting though was Aaron had an average game and they still won by a ton Ami the Packers are really good football team Aaron Jones the Packers running back at two touchdowns. The Packers are the best thing in the NFC North very very easily. They can run. They can throw they play good defense. I think Matthew Stafford and that Patricia are going to be gone from Detroit after this year of the coach will be fired their longtime quarterback the final they're finally going to move on from an aging Matthew Stafford here with ugly Pick 6 on Sunday, and I just there's so many mistakes from Matthew Stafford. Like I like Matthew Stafford. I keep wanting to have him be the guy and he still just makes mistakes where you go pro that song. You can't do that the interception the end of the game against Chicago two weeks ago and week one I went how do you do that? How do you throw an interception in your own territory with the lead against Chicago on a third-down? It was 35. You're like dude. You cannot do that and too many times that stuff happens with Matthew Stafford where it's just it's time for the Lions to move on. They gotta clean house and like actually cleaning get rid of the quarterback get rid of the coach. Even if I think Matthew Stafford could go somewhere else and succeed maybe with a different coach and maybe a better Coach. I don't know but it's certainly not going to work in Detroit cuz it never has worked in Detroit. Those are my notes and we too will talk about the bills and the Jets at some point this week. I want to dive into Sam darnold. I also want to dive into Josh Allen. It just it's been a lot. I'm really this episode has been massive so long that will be coming up in the next episode but week two is a crazy crazy week a lot of stuff happened and I hope you enjoyed my thoughts on it. I'm going to take a short break when I returned coming up. We'll talk about Justin Fields the Ohio State quarterback heard his voice. I heard my voice heard my voice on Justin Fields Instagram story will talk about that long will talk about why I'm not doing Power Rankings and we'll end the show by talking about Miami in Louisville. What happened in that game the story from that game. I think something special is going down in Miami. We'll talk about all that guy's. My name is $1,000. I'm going to take a short break. I will be right back. All right, we are back. I know that a lot of people that listen to the podcast skip ahead. So I know that very few people are going to hear this. I want to share something really exciting and T's something coming up ahead. For you very special people that haven't skipped ahead that are still listening and hear everything every single thing that I say. I'm working on a really cool Bill Belichick topic. I'm I'm a giant nerd. I love football and there's something Bill Belichick did that I'm not going to say anymore. There's a Bill Belichick moment that nope. I'm not going to share it. I'm working on a Bill Belichick topic. He's the Patriots head coach and oh man, so excited to share with you guys. Hopefully maybe Friday don't mean it's got a lot of effort going into it, but it's it's going to be really really fat takes just a lot of brainpower a lot of thought to try to nail it down, but it's one that I'm really really excited to share and so For you very few people out there. Listen to every single thing. I say, there you go. There's little tease of what's to be ahead. I want to tell you how my weekend started a guy named Simeon Kelly made an awesome hype video for Justin Fields the Ohio State quarterback. First of all Simeon great work. I have done video for years. I worked VSP and work for Fox Sports. That's a great edit man. I know good work when I see it. That's really good filmmaking. Well done Simeon. May I take a screen grab of the video? I want you to take a listen or watch if you're listening or watching. This is how the video starts a while back. I said that Justin Fields, Ohio State's quarterback, isn't that great of an NFL prospect as a quarterback? Obviously, that's my voice. There's no editing. I did say that I really did say that word for word edit and Justin Fields put that on his Instagram story. In fact, that is a screen grab of Justin Fields Instagram story. And so what that means is that Justin Fields has heard me say that. And I want to be very very clear cuz I really really want people to get the story right? So Justin if you're out there if you're listening, I want you to know that I don't hate you. In fact, I'm rooting for you to succeed. I want you to make it in the NFL. I want you to prove me wrong. I want you to make me look silly and I also hope that you look at your film and you agree. There are things you need to work on. But I don't hate you and I want you to succeed Justin Fields again, if you're listening, I want a very very clear. I don't hate you. I want you to make it and I hope that you succeed in the NFL. I'm going to stop timer directly adjust and I came out and said that Justin Fields needs to improve in order to become an NFL quarterback. I made a video word for word. That's the title and very proud of it and not video a detail Justin Fields problems. And the main one was his accuracy often guys last year were wide open and because it was throwing the white up and guys his under through those were less noticed or any kind of an accuracy. Hey, it's a slight adjustment your wide-open easy catch bam. You know or as team is winning by a lot so that people ignored the small mistakes that Justin Fields made as a quarterback like an an out route. Those are made a lot of bounds or against Michigan State he had to deep balls that simply got away from him one was intercepted. Like there are Thrills like you can't allow a default to just get away from you like that ball location needs to be better from Justin fields. He had good stats last year one hundred percent. But Sean mannion had good stats and Luke Falk at Washington state had good numbers. Landry Jones had really good college statistics at Oklahoma. But college stats do not mean that you'll be a successful NFL franchise quarterback. I hope Justin Fields here is my analysis of him and his motivated. It would break my heart. Honestly if Justin Fields heard that and suddenly didn't believe in himself. I don't think that's what I'm pretty sure cuz I know when I was a player when I play quarterback in college any time, I was doubted it motivated me, you know, and if Justin Fields heard me talk about him and I share my analysis of him and if Justin Fields reaction was I got nothing to work on there is no I'm perfect. There's nothing wrong. That'd be a problem too. Because no quarterback is ever perfect in Justin Fields life is not perfect. But I'm really really excited to watch Ohio State play this year because I am looking for I want to see improvement from Justin Fields ability to throw the ball. I would want to see that's what I'm looking for with Ohio State this year. It's my number one reason to watch the entire Big Ten. They got this really interesting potential NFL quarterback, and I want to watch Justin Fields show better timing dead. more anticipation better ball location But I want to say I don't hate the guy people need to get the story right? I am not a hater. I'm an analyst doing my job. My job is to be honest. But I can share critique of a guy and not hate him and I really hate that there's this weird world where if you say something negative about somebody you're automatically a hater. I am not a hater of Justin Fields rooting for the guy. But again, my job is to be honest. I hope Justin Fields improves. I want to see him succeed. But I also am an analyst and I have to do my job and my job sometimes is to be honest about how do you drink some water real quick? I do the night is wearing on it's 1:26 a.m. I started recording this at like 10 p.m. Some something like 10:30 p.m. Like I mean, I'm taking a lot of breaks. I took like a 30-minute break home. My voice was just dying. I want to talk about this man. I got asked a question on a exact last week a guy asked me. Are you planning on doing Power Rankings off this year in the NFL and had a kind of non-committal answer and as I've thought about it more it's become a strong. No, I am not going to do with power rankings this year things could change maybe some day. I changed my mind. I don't want to put myself in a box. Like I never ever want to put myself in a situation where I can't say. Yeah. I changed my mind. I'm going to do a rankings now, like if I want to I can it's my show do whatever I want but right now, I have no interest doing power rankings for the NFL and there are two big reasons. I think people know by now. I really really hate Network sports coverage. I hate the way Network television or network radio cover Sports. There's a lot of problems that bother me. I very very happily do my own thing. I get emails. Sometimes people like, you know, if you wear a suit and tie you might get hired by some Network and I'm like, no no dude. I don't want to go to a network. I intentionally chew. I've gotten job offers dude. I don't want to work for a network. I choose to do my own thing. I'm very happy doing that. And sorry it really fires me up people to do radio. Or even you know host on television the new power rankings for two big reasons. Number one is true is to create controversy and look honestly, I have no desire to create any more controversy than I already seem to do. Organically. I don't I just being myself seems controversial enough, you know, making content simply with the full intention of being controversial. It doesn't interest me. I don't want to do that. I have no desire and if you casually listen to me that might surprise you but people that listen enough of mature enough of my content people that listen enough to know my heart. Would know that I never intend to make people angry and never intentionally rile people up. I try to be honest. I try really hard to be myself, you know another reason why big National hosts do Power Rankings is because it gives them a chance to talk about a team. They don't always talk about I mean, I I haven't talked about the Buffalo Bills a lot this year and I did a power ranking would give me an opportunity to give the Buffalo Bills praise which makes sense. I get why people do it. It's like a sprinkler you want to hit the whole they get once and kind of sprinkle some things where you can and it gives you a chance to shout down teams. You don't cover very often. My answer is well, if you want to talk about the Buffalo Bills, how about you do a film analysis of their quarterback that's coming up ahead in the coming days. I don't think I need to do a sprinkler thing and try to do a power ranking so I can find a way to mention every team. How about you just actually talk about that team. I try to cover every team every week. I'm not perfect to do my very best though. Yep. I cover obscure teams like the Jacksonville Jaguars even so I don't want to say I'm sure that some people do Power Rankings because it's fun. I know friends of mine that do them and I know those people are not network television my friends that do Power Rankings do it because they like doing it and that that's a different thing all completely separate right? I personally don't find it fun. I don't enjoy em, I see no reason to create a list of you know obscure measurement that's hard to quantify. So I just don't have any desire to do NFL Power Rankings. It's not something that interests me. I think maybe that's the main point here is like as much as I hate sports radio. I don't want to be inflammatory don't want to create controversy. I know if you're going to need to shoehorn in ways to talk about the Buffalo Bills or whatever race team. I also just don't want to do it. And so yeah NFL power rankings are not something I'm going to do this year at all. And I mean maybe that changes and like three years from now or 5 a.m. Years or who knows but right now power rankings are something I have no interest in doing whatsoever. I want to enter this show with this on Saturday, Miami played Louisville and Miami 147 to 30 for the game wasn't all that close. Despite the high scores Miami dominated. I mean there were many many points where Miami was up by 20 points in this game and I got a couple of T key takeaways from this game. Number one in case you don't know the University of Miami the way the Hurricanes they have the best kicker in all of college football. I mean the dude hit four field goals to hit five extra points. His name is Jose aboard galles an office. He is just such a stud. I mean board galles. I hope I said his name right? I mean note if I said his name wrong, I mean no one no nothing against him and I really I'm a big fan of this guy. In fact, he back yard field goal easily. I think him and his like older were yelling what I've been doing for the 65 like they're just pumped up and Jose. Borgo galles is not nervous at all, like not even a A little bit the dude is all confidence and dare. I say like the dude has swagger like he is he has it he is not nervous at all. He's the kind of guy where he wants to make the final kick down two points from fifty yards. Like he's the guy that has so much confidence. He wants that final kick at the end of the game. That's a rare kind of human being. I am such a big fan of or galles Jose Jose awesome. Awesome stud kicker. I think the best in college football number to Miami's quarterback. Jared King is also a stud Louisville's defense really really struggled in this game. They had a number of busted coverages where they very easily gave Miami touchdowns easy, like seventy-five yard touchdowns where like, I mean there was a play where Derek King stepped down as he was going to run down the ball running back runs right by everybody. So he's going to block then runs down field Dairy King steps down steps up easy touch the easiest 75-yard touchdown. He'll ever get in your life and I'm really curious what actually happens when Derek King gets challenged. Like I'm really excited to watch Miami play a legitimate really good defense. I hope you get that maybe Notre Dame maybe North Carolina. I don't know if they play Clemson this year, but they're at least maybe in the if they don't play Clemson on their schedule cuz they're not in the same division the AFC they'll probably play each other in the championship game. And I don't know that they beat Clemson like at all, but it'd be interesting to see Derek King against a really good defense. That's what I want to watch and the key to this offense is the office coordinator Rhett lashlee. Rhett lashlee played for Gus Malzahn in high school cuz Gus Malzahn. If you don't know it's kind of crazy Gus. Malzahn was a high school college was a high school football coach at a high school took a job at Arkansas kind of go with Mitch mustain. There's a great documentary about it's very interesting. So Rhett lashlee coached with Gus Malzahn for a long time and de'aaron fox is doing very very little the quarterback is doing very little at the line of scrimmage. She's not changing very many plays Rhett lashlee is the one changing plays and calling audibles on the side, There was a moment we're late in the game against Louisville. They could see a problem with the coverage Rhett lashlee is going crazy trying to get Dr. King's attention. They they get the play. They changed the play Derek King just goes off. Yes, sir. Yes, sir. Bam stopped the ball touchdown. And so Rhett lashlee is the brain but I don't want to discredit Derek King either like he is an extension of Rhett lashlee. They're very much on the same page them. Incredibly well together. It's a really cool partnership. And I really enjoy watching Miami and what I'm so curious about with Miami moving forward is the first of all I think somebody else is going to fall in love with Derek. He's going to get drafted. He's a great leader. He runs. Well, he's a kind of guy I'd want to work with him. If I was a coach I'd say look I can help Derek King become even been throwing the football. There's just so much potential there with Derek King. I don't know how somebody isn't going to take him and want him and try to invest in him. And what's interesting is first of all after birth Emmy or actually after Derek King, what's next for Miami? I mean, so Derek King is in his final year in college football. He's going to leave go to the NFL. Is Rhett lashlee going to leave Miami and go be a head coach somewhere. Can Miami pay him to stay? I hope so cuz Rhett lashlee after two games looks like a freaking genius in college football. And then after you know if Rhett lashlee does stay in Miami when Derek King moves on to the NFL who is going to be the next Miami quarterback. That's another interesting question. I have. There's a lot going on in Miami people need to take notice that there is something Brewing something building. Miami's got something going. I'm really really excited to watch moving forward and they are the college football team. Maybe that I am most home. There's a couple of fascinating stories. I should probably do a topic like the most fascinating stories right now in college football, but Miami certainly is one of them, de'arra King Rhett lashlee, they've got they're playing really well. I like the phone number changed by the way. I know some people hate it. I like it because it gives you a reward like players go if you get a turnover you're excited and then you literally get a physical reward like I get to hold the turnover chain. It's a cool manufacturer. Should moment of celebration for a coach and my dad my whole life is always told me you gotta celebrate the little things and getting a turnover and defense is I think you should celebrate so I think it's great for the players. I know people hate it. I think it's just silly to hate it like from a player's perspective. It's good for recruiting. It's good for your morale is good for everything and it's a reward literally for doing good on the field. Like it's such a good idea doing a turnover chain. So I don't know man. I love at Miami's doing down there in I think a Dade counties where Miami is I think that's right. I wish I had a better cooler way to put that like down there in Miami in Florida? But I am just fascinated and very excited about Miami. They're doing really really interesting stuff in college football and people had better pay attention guys. My name is Akshay Kumar. Thank you. So thank you very much for tuning in. Oh my goodness. I have quite a task trying to edit this and put it together. It is 1:36 in the morning. Oh boy meaning I got to edit it. I got to put in film. I gotta do color grading and then upload it which takes another three hours, and I hope you guys just to see it in the morning. I really hope I worked so hard on this episode legitimately like I have poured my heart and soul. I hope you love it. Hope you have a great day, but I'm bum bam We Are Young.

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#293 Raiders Beat KC, Justin Herbert Looks Fantastic, LeVeon Bell & Titans Smacked The Bills

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#293 Raiders Beat KC, Justin Herbert Looks Fantastic, LeVeon Bell & Titans Smacked The Bills

"Oh my goodness. Good morning. Good afternoon. Whatever it is for you. I hope you're having a fantastic day. My name is Zach shomler. This is strong opinion Sports episode 293. I hope you're doing well has something happened the other day. It happened but it did something that gave me a lot of confidence as a Creator. God. Did anybody listen to my week 5 NFL predictions? I kind of I scared myself a little bit. It's crazy how much I got right? I went. Oh my gosh, what the wow and I guess all that means is that I'm probably going to get everything wrong next weekend, but I gotta say I got a lot of messages about that for like you nailed everything and I really did kind of beat by beat predict almost everything that happened in week five or F L season kind of the theme of all the games and that's my style of prediction. I really like and go back and listen to it. If you haven't and look at the scoreboard you're like, oh holy crap and so yep. That gives me a lot of confidence because I had this strategy of watching football but it's a lot different. I covered the NFL in a weird way. I watch almost every single game and it takes a long time. It's really hard to watch entire game games. And I think it's paying off. I I believe I have a good pulse on what's going on around the league. So gave me a lot of confidence. I really like that moment. And again, it means very little means I'll probably be totally wrong next weekend, but I felt good now today we're going to talk about the Raiders beating Kansas City. We're going to talk about Justin Herbert a topic people have been really really wanting for a long time will get involved. It'd be fun. We'll talk about the Tennessee Titans shellacking the Buffalo Bills. They took it to him beat the snot out of Buffalo and we'll end the show by talking about Le'Veon Bell again. I hope we're doing I got my Bozeman Montana mug Bozeman one of my favorite places in the country. Go like Bozeman Montana Cincinnati's an amazing City really like it. It's funny people hate on Cincinnati around the and Bozeman's like so underrated such a great place, but people hate on Cincinnati a lot home. It's like the go to butt of the joke like, oh don't move to Cincinnati and I go actually Cincinnati quite a lovely city. I got a lot of love for that place and I was hoping to move there at some point. I don't think it's ever going to happen now cuz of covid-19 ruined all my plans, but what a lovely lovely place that I hope to visit again someday. I want to start today by talking about the Raiders and in case you don't know how long the Raiders beat the Kansas City Chiefs 4232 on Sunday and this game really fired me up. I want to be careful here because I don't want to make Chiefs fans mad. I don't want to make them think I hate their team. I do not root against Kansas City. But I gotta say the Kansas City Chiefs are seen as this really gigantic unbeatable Juggernaut and it's just not true on Sunday the Raiders off of that. Yeah, Kansas City can be beaten and I think this loss might actually be very good for Kansas City because it might be a wake-up call. They gotta focus and play a lot cleaner because early on this year, they've given opposing team's a lot of opportunities and opposing team simply haven't taken advantage of that. Like the Chargers should have beat Kansas City. They made a lot of mistakes late Kansas City won the game or the Ravens for whatever reason the Baltimore Ravens didn't seem to understand the gravity of the team. They're playing against multiple times. The Ravens did not go for it on fourth down for you for thin short. In fact their quarterback Lamar Jackson did not extend plays didn't do what he does best in the patriots man. I think of six moments where the Patriots had blown opportunities where they drop dead. Perceptions on offense they went to the Red Zone twice and came away with no points. Also the Patriots through to really bad costly interceptions when I'm got taken for a touchdown. So the Patriots through the game away quite literally the Ravens didn't quite understand the gravity of the situation. The Chargers had mistakes late that you can't have and so yeah, Kansas City is a juggernaut for sure, but they can be be done, but they haven't played a clean game all your no one's holding Kansas City accountable is kind of my whole point here and they think I like the Chiefs have been dangling this out for a long time. The Raiders finally grabbed took advantage and got the win. It was really it fired me cuz I'm not rooting for Kansas City to lose but I hate bad football and teams have been missing opportunities against the Chiefs home all year and the Raiders did everything you need to do to beat them. Now there's a list of four things you need to do to be Kansas City. It's kind of generic like you're going to look at go. Well that can apply to any team and sure like, no doubt, right that's always the goals of every single Team every single game you play but against Kansas City, you have to nail all four to get only three of the four you're not going to win the football game, but if you get all four of things, I'm about to list you have you're going to beat Kansas City. So number one if they make mistakes, you have to make them pay number two. You cannot settle for field goals. You have to go for it on fourth down for thin short number three. You gotta play your best game. If you don't bring your best to the table, you're not going to beat, Kansas City. And number four you're going to need some luck. You have to get a little bit lucky to beat Kansas City. So here's how the Raiders got lucky first. So Sammy Watkins, the Chiefs receiver got hurt in the second quarter hurt his hamstring that limited their offense a little bit. The Chiefs also lost their left guard caliche ultimately osemele. I want to say his name, right? I apologize for that probably mispronunciation, but I've watched a lot of Chiefs football this year. He really brought something extra and specials other offense where he gave them an extra gear. He got them more push in the running game. Unfortunately, he tore tendons and not one knee but both of his knees. It's an awful injury. I feel bad for him. And I don't know that Lucky's the right word to use when a guy tears tendons both of his knees. That's kind of awful but I will say it's an advantage that the Raiders got that they could not possibly have game plan for so long from their perspective. I don't know that lux kind of a crude unfortunate word, but it did certainly benefit the Raiders and that's something that you just got you got kind of Lucky. Hey, one of the best players got taken out of the game really helped the Vegas Raiders. Now, you gotta play your best game to beat Kansas City and the Raiders did that in multiple ways that starts with their quarterback Derek Carr. This was the best game I've ever seen Derek Carr play in the Jon Gruden era a lot of fun to watch. He was twenty-two for 31 passing 347 yards three touchdowns one interception and I got a lot to say but number one. I am sure that Jon Gruden was very very happy with Derek Carr after the game. He executed so well I say this Thursday All the time. I said just drive the car down the road. That's what Derek Carr did he executed their ovens? If you're given easy completions taken that's how you make your coats. Jon Gruden happy. That's how you win football games give you an easy completion. Take it every single time. He also had a great play on 3rd and eighteen where Derek car slid in the pocket kept the Play Alive extended the play and through the hunter Renfrow for a big gain and a great touch down to Nelson agholor. I loved it. And I also thought it was cool that Derek Carr did not flinch when you had an early interception on the second drive for the Raiders Derek Carr through a pick off and was actually kind of weird cuz it was the right decision. He had Darren Waller open a good decision throwing the ball, but he threw the ball high and I think part of that was because of pressure pressure definitely affected me see the throw, but I don't hold that against debit card that interception because in the end they won and number two the bounced back. He actually it was it was first of all, it was the right decision to throw the ball game. He just missed the throw and it ended up being okay. I really given everything he did after that. I thought Derek Carr I'm fine with a pic. He had a great game. He did so many little things well and just an awesome game for Derek Carr now Henry rugg's the rookie receiver for the Raiders. Finally finally made an impact. I've been waiting all year long for this moment the rookie receiver had two catches for a hundred and eighteen yards and a touchdown. He really only had two catches can I mean that's literally that's it. He had two catches on the day, but they were two really big catches them was a contested catch against man coverage and the other was a 72-yard bomb for a touchdown and I've been waiting again for a long time for this to happen. He started the year injured and finally this was the game where Hendrix came alive and made a big debate a big impact and I think it's kind of funny the Raiders They don't use Henry rugg's very often. If you watch the Raiders play Henry rugg's isn't even on the field much at all. Like they really they play a lot of big Personnel packages a lot of tight ends or running the wall heavily off. Even when I felt like they could have had Henry rugg's in the game. He was and I don't know what's going on there, but it's very clear that when he is in the game. They send him vertical and the Raiders want to age action and then create big plays and stretch the field of Henry rugg's and he had that big contested catch for a big gain the seventy yard touchdown and the Raiders are hoping you guard Henry rugg's Pac-Man covered. So like please do it. We dare you will throw it will beat you and then if you don't do that, maybe you double-team him and you open up the the field for Darren Waller underneath the really helps the Raiders, but that's that's very limited way. They're using Henry rugg's early on I don't know if it's cuz he's a rookie or what but I want to see a bigger role come and you know, come to be a part of I want to see I guess what I'm saying is I want to see Henry rugg's to be part of the page. Offense a little bit more but early on this is the way they're going to use them stretch the field make big plays. We finally saw it pay off a little bit for the Raiders on Sunday and it was cool to see them. Now the Raiders defense also played really really good last year. They got surrounded by Patrick Mahomes was ugly. It was awful. I remember there was like a third and I think a third and twenty seven and my home is still through an easy touchdown like there. It was just bad. I watched that Raiders game. Oh boy their defense, especially against Patrick Mahomes last year was really really bad and this year they showed how much progress they've been making. First of all the Raiders defense took away big throws down the field, but they also kept doing their job. As you know as Patrick Mahomes catches a snap takes a. Drop nothing's there. He extends to play runs around time is ticking off the clock. It takes a long time. You have to guard your receiver for like fourteen seconds, which is by football standards a really long time. You got to give the Raiders a lot of credit they stuck with it. They did their job the entire time. Even when Patrick Mahomes extended plays and it just really really cool to see the Raiders did a great job. Now. It also leads me to how the Raiders made Kansas City pay when the chiefs made mistakes. I love seeing that because the page where it's dropped not one but two interceptions against Patrick Mahomes, which if you're going to be Patrick Mahomes, you cannot drop interceptions when he gives you an opportunity to do that. Now the Raiders they caught their opportunity. They had a gigantic interception. They took it all the way back to the two-yard line. That's a huge play. You can't miss on those. If you're going to beat the Chiefs Kansas City had the ball six times in the first half. They scored on four of those six drives technically five. We'll get into that in a minute with the three touchdowns on a field goal and the Chiefs offense all be honest. They were rolling early on it's just like wow, Kansas City. It's a typical game. They got a lot of momentum but almost two non-scoring Drive penalties hurt Kansas City, the two big holding calls won't even got a touchdown called back, you know instead of a touchdown that first and twenty because of offensive holding. That's a big deal. And another thing is that in the past when Kansas City has played the Raiders third down and long has not been a deterrent for Patrick Mahomes. And in this game on Sunday. The Raiders did a great job stopping him on third-and-long. So those penalties help the Raiders and then later in the second half Casey missed two key third Downs first was one where Mahomes to Travis Kelce Travis. Kelce was running across the field Travis Kelce settled down in the hole and Patrick Mahomes through the ball as if he was going to just keep running. That's a big mess that helped the Raiders and then second on 1/3 and 9 down. The Raiders coverage did not flinch when Patrick Mahomes extended the play Max Crosby got a sack but it was in part because of the great coverage downfield. That's a testament to the Raiders. They did a great job and I got a song that they played very very well on defense now, there was a key moment where I talked about a minute ago, maybe I did maybe I didn't as a key moment though where Kansas City scored to put them ahead 21 to 10 a.m. And it would have been easy for the Raiders to let the game get away from them at that point. It was starting to feel like a typical Kansas City game where you know, they're down 21 to 10:00 and the Raiders had the responded that moment cuz if you don't the game could very easily get away from you the Raiders did they made it 21-17 and by half-time the game was tied 24-24 and there's the nobody's been talking about around the league. It's a name is guy named devontae Booker. He's the number two running back for the Raiders and when Le'Veon Bell got released by the New York Jets out a lot of people say, oh wow, maybe the Raiders said sign Le'Veon Bell. Give him a good one-two punch with Josh Jacobs. And I think the Raiders already feel like they have a good one-two punch with Josh Jacobs because they have a second running back named devontae Booker. He had a big 43-yard run. It was even a long scoring Drive. We're home. Josh Jacob didn't touch the ball one time the entire Drive devontae Booker was in a running back. That's a big deal. The Raiders have confidence in their number two running back and no one have never heard anybody talk about devontae Booker don't listen to a lot of content. Maybe that's the problem but I didn't know this name devontae Booker then as I've been watching this year the Raiders really liked and they're giving them a lot of touches and a lot of opportunities and he's doing pretty well. Now. This is my favorite part of how the Raiders beat the Chiefs on Sunday. They went for it on fourth down multiple times and I looked at that one. Yes. I'm finally cuz if you're going to beat Kansas City, you have to go for it on fourth-and-short. I remember watching the Chiefs and Ravens game and on fourth-and-one Baltimore m Kicked a field goal instead of going for it a couple of times. I went man. What do you do when you not understand three points against Kansas City is not helpful. You need to score touchdowns to be done. And how about that's the Raiders on fourth-and-one from the 15-yard line instead of kicking a field goal. I'm pretty sure Jon Gruden. What's the Ravens game and said man, you need a touchdown. You don't need a field goal on fourth-and-one the Raiders go for it. They got it that led to later in. The drive is Josh Jacobs touchdown run bank. That's a huge deal in this game. Go for it on fourth down against Kansas City. Why would you not on fourth-and-short? You don't need a touchdown the other quarterbacks the league MVP the best quarterback in the league. You need to score touchdowns to beat Kansas City and the Chiefs and I just I love that man. That's how you beat in a city. That's awesome. And also by the way, Later at the very end of the game 2 minutes left right after the two-minute warning another fourth and one for the Raiders that the ball just past the forty-five yard line and they were up for Thursday 2:30 to it's an eight point lead. Two minutes left you have the ball and eight point lead instead of punting it away to Patrick Mahomes. They said you know what we're going to go for it and I watching at home and went yes, how the stones to do it. Cuz what you can do is give Patrick Mahomes the ball back. Why would you give the greatest quarterback in the NFL right now the ball it makes him or Russell Wilson, you can debate that doesn't match. My point is you don't give that guy the ball less than two minutes left with an opportunity to take the lead and beat your at least to tie the game and beat you and so the Raiders went for it. They got it. They won the game 4232 and I Homeland yes, Jon Gruden understand. There are four things. You gotta do to beat the Raiders. You cannot be afraid to risk it. By the way, you can't be afraid to not go for it and forth here the four things and again you need to do all for you. Miss. If you get three of the four, you're not going to beat Kansas City, but if you do these four things you'll beat the Kansas Chiefs number one. You got to play your best game. You gotta bring your best to the table number to you need a little bit of luck. Everyone's lucky. Maybe you get lucky beat Kansas City number three when they make mistakes, you have to take advantage have to make them pay for their interceptions or they're holding penalties or they're dropped passes. Whatever you have to make the Chiefs pay when they make mistakes and number for do not be afraid to go for walks on fourth-and-short. This wind fired me up. The Raiders did all four. That's why they beat Kansas City and I'm not hating on the Chiefs but man Kansas City has not played a clean game all year long. Finally. The Raiders were the first team to make them pay for it. And that's good football man. That made me go. Oh, yeah good for the Raiders good wind and dated those four things, right? That's why they beat Kansas City off on Sunday, or I'm going to take a short break my voice certainly needs a my Sudafed still hasn't kicked in. It's driving me crazy coming up next. We're going to talk about Justin Herbert the dog. Chargers quarterback, I still want to say San Diego for some reason even years later and then later towards the end of the show will talk about the bills and the Titans and we'll talk about Le'Veon Bell who the Jets just received. My name is Akshay Kumar. I'm taking a short break. I will be right back. All right, we are back. Hope you're doing well. I took a longer break than I normally do in between segments actually like about 20 minutes. I watched that music video song Lonely by Justin Bieber. Wow, you haven't listened to it. It's good. It's really it's heartfelt. I guess the word I would use it's really cool. If you haven't like I guess I'm a big softy. I don't know off but that that video it's not that video. It's the lyrics they're really really good to listen to Justin Bieber's new song Lonely. If you want to it's all about kind of the struggle of being I know you'll a rich and famous like what a good problem to have but there are some I'm sure for him some lonely Parts. I talked about it when I talked about LeBron James LeBron James never had that young dumb off that we kind of went. Wow, but I mentioned Justin Bieber in that segment last episode. So it's kind of crazy like right after I talked with Justin Bieber and that Moment band comes out the music video All About That so I am Encourage you go. Listen to Lonely by Justin Bieber very interesting kind of if you heard me talk about him and LeBron James segment last week. I guess last episode one was that recorded. I've noted very recently regardless, maybe that was dead man. Was that Monday? Wow, this week is flying by it's crazy. I want to jump in we'll stick with LA. We'll talk about the Chargers. We drink some pineapple juice real quick. On Monday night the New Orleans Saints beat the LA Chargers 3227 in overtime. And in my opinion my show my opinion. There's only one storyline worth talking about from this game like a lot of stuff happened but the Chargers rookie quarterback. Justin Herbert is the headlining story in my opinion the dude out for touchdowns. You can nitpick him. If you want there were certainly little mistakes you made but I think it doesn't really matter. The important line is that Justin Herbert did everything he needed to do is win that game his team still lost but Justin Herbert was phenomenal in that game kind of a high point and I went through a range of emotions at the end of that game because there was a moment where Justin through that long touchdown his fourth game. I thought it was a game-winning touchdown. I was so happy for Justin Herbert in that moment and then later I felt so bad for him, you know Herbert scored a touchdown in the state scored a touchdown and then the charges Got the ball tie game fifty-two seconds left. He drives the team all the way down the field into field-goal range. They kicked the game-winning or at least what would have been the game-winning field goal bounced off the upright and you're like, oh dude, I felt so bad for Justin because he really played a great game game goes to overtime Chargers lose Saints win. I mean terrible terrible feel bad for him and context matters because Justin is playing before he was supposed to play before anybody expected him to start Justin Herbert became the starting quarterback of his team not to mention. There's a bunch of injuries all around him on the Chargers roster and yet he's playing very well good enough to win that deserves a round of applause lot of respect says a lot about him as a human being as well his ability to handle. All of that and then do well Justin Herbert. Well done. Well dive in him in a minute. I want to also say that three teams the you know, Washington the Detroit Lions and he New York Giants could have picked Justin Herbert and they did not now, you know, I wouldn't have picked him. I was you know at at the NFL draft, I I was not a big Justin Herbert believer cuz I guess I'm an idiot. They could have picked him though, Washington New York and Detroit and they did not and they could have Justin Herbert and I left the Dolphins off there. Cuz the Dolphins got to a tongue of Aloha. I think he's going to work out just fine. But I know that Lions fans and wash advance in particular really wish their team had drafted Justin Herbert. I know Giants fans feel like well, we had to see with Daniel Jones had fair enough. I gotta be honest though. And I said this at the time that Justin was drafted. I want a little bit of credit the very least I said that Justin went to a great place for him. He got good offensive coaching too good receivers in LA and I mean again, they have a wise cool man. Yep. Offensive head coach Anthony Lynn and then a great quarterback coach Pep Hamilton do is once the quarterback coach of the Washington. What was the team name the XFL team that the DC Defenders? Excuse me in the XFL. So Justin went to a really good team suited for his skill set. And I I look at Justin like I watched it on Monday and my thought was yeah this kid's good enough to do. Well anyway could put on any roster and eventually he would have succeeded. You know, he's that good but I don't feel that if he'd gone to Detroit or Washington. He would have found success this quickly but he's very talented at some point. He would have made it work. He's a great quarterback, but would it take in a little bit longer, you know to having two defensive-minded head coaches in what is it in Detroit or in Washington Plus Package? Both rosters are not as good as the LA Chargers now, they gave him an opportunity where he could succeed much quicker again. He still would have succeeded either way in my opinion now that I've seen him in the NFL like oh, yeah, it looks really really good wage. And I love nearly everything I've seen from Justin in the NFL. I'm excited to do a film analysis down the road. That's probably where you'll get the tag line where I say, you know, I was wrong about. Herbert. We'll have a fun moment that's coming down the road. We'll do a film analysis after the year is over and I know a lot of people want to hear me say that and look at their have a little bit of patience. But one thing I am already say I was very clearly wrong about is Justin Herbert's leadership. I also want to point out how I contradicted myself the time. I always questioning Justin Herbert ability as a leader and I often say though. This is what weird contradiction easily say that loud doesn't necessarily mean leadership loud does not mean leadership. A lot of people especially in America Bank to be a leader. You need to be the loudest guy in the room and just not true and I watched Justin Herbert's both his postgame press conference on Monday. Then the way he played a game. Game companion additionally with that and the dude is a leader people want to follow particularly his team-mates. They want to follow Justin Herbert. So I was just wrong about that. I don't I want to say I have no regrets though. I don't when I watched Justin Herbert film in college. I saw a lot of things I didn't feel good about and it looks like I was wrong but I'd rather share my thoughts honest concerns and be wrong than suppress my opinion and I gotta say I'm really getting tired of dealing with this angry mob of Justin Herbert fans. It's off of driving me crazy. I'm just going to keep being myself. Say what I believe that's how I make content and the minute you give into an angry mob and compromise your compromise you say to Pander to a group of people. That's when I don't know. That's when you run into really big problems because I will never say things to make people happy if they do if they like what I say great. But I say what I believe and that's a very very important thing to do. I'm not going to give into an angry mob and I remember this offseason. There was an angry mob mad at me. I watched film of Dwayne Haskins and I pointed out the dude has an accuracy problem. Oh my goodness, man Washington fans Dwayne Haskins fans. They went crazy. They were so mad. How dare may I point out the Dwayne Haskins might struggle with accuracy. I got called all kinds of horrible words. I'm not going to repeat on this show. Well, Dwayne Haskins just got benched a week ago, and he struggled a ton early on with accuracy. Hm. Hm even though the angry mob didn't like it. I was right. So even though I it looks like I was wrong here. I'm going to stay to myself and keep saying what I believe and pointing out things that I I find problematic wage. And by the way, send me your me and messages don't send them to my girlfriend. My girlfriend's been getting me messages. She says it's fine. It's funny to her. Whatever I'm asking you like person a person if you're going to send hate at me send it at me not at my family. Don't don't leave them out of it. It's get a little bit crossing the line and inappropriateness. It's fun. If you're a Justin Herbert fan and you're mad at me. I am no problem. I know I know what comes with my job. It means people will hate on me and say mean stuff to me and I get it totally fine, but leave my family out of it. I know like my girlfriend she knows who she's dating. She knows that part of what comes along with that is mean messages occasionally, but I'm just asking you as a human being please respect my family leave them out of your Feud with me dead. That's all I'm asking. I also got to say watching Justin Herbert in the NFL. It gives me a lot of questions about Justin's college coaches at Oregon because it's a fact I mean you can dispute this if you want but it's it's a fact what I saw is that just thought I made the same mistakes year after year over and over again at Oregon now in the NFL he's working like a sponge. I mean he really is soaking everything up taking in a ton of information off the number one credit to the Chargers offensive. What is it? What am I saying? The quarterback coach Pep Hamilton, the offensive coaching clearly in La is really helping him Pep Hamilton. I'd love to be in those meetings where she kept his coaching up. Justin Herbert. I bet it's awesome. And then number two. What went on with Justin Oregon? Why were the mistakes repeated over and over and over again? Why didn't feel like there was no progression from Justin obviously. Justin was really good at Oregon. They 1/2 Rose Bowl and his career like he's a good quarterback and he was even at Oregon but why was there so much inconsistency and why was it not getting fixed was it that taking college classes was hard to manage and maybe that was dividing his attention. Was it that maybe being in his home town a little bit problematic? Did he get bad coaching something behind the scenes was kind of weird with Justin Herbert cuz I am in the Portland Oregon area and I saw nearly I saw Justin Herbert played pretty much every single weekend and more often than not I saw habits that made me nervous. I don't know why that wasn't fixed by Oregon's coaching staff. Now all that being said you can watch games on TV. You can watch the all-22 coaches film. But there's one thing you really cannot judge when you watch a football game and you can do your best and looking back. There are times where Justin Herbert showed a lot of heart on the field where as a leader and this and that. I mean, I thought maybe I just screwed up there, but I know that one of the hard things to measure from a player on film is their heart and how well they like you could I read into film and said, well, he's not getting better down there must be some kind of mental breakthrough wiser, like a mental block their wives are not getting better that way and I blamed things on Justin that I think are more clearly the fault of his coaching job. So I I want to say man. I honestly think it's really cool to see the Leaps and Bounds that Justin has made as a quarterback in the NFL. It seems like the Chargers got their quarterback. I'm really happy for them too. Happy for a nice head coach Anthony Lynn. I hope it keeps his job. I have really don't want to c l a fire Anthony Lane. He's a great guy good coach who is just getting started with Justin Herbert like oh my gosh, and and by the way, If Justin can clean up a couple of things, he's already becoming a problem very quickly for the NFL. If Justin can make a couple little tweaks like not miss an out route at the end of the game not throw that nearly interception. There's little things you need to clean up and it's just an herb or maybe even recognizing pressure a couple of times a month. If mentally Justin can keep getting better the sky's the limit it already is but oh my gosh, I mean the the potential Justin has is terrifying. So I'm happy for L am having 4,000 Chargers fans in general and props to Justin Herbert man. I gotta say, you know, he clearly is working his butt off and Justin Herbert deserves a ton of credit man. He's playing very very well and I I think people think I hate him. I don't hate the guy. I really I'm happy to see him do well and it's he's he's certainly proven me wrong so far five games into the air making me look like an idiot, which I don't mind. I never mind being wrong and I'm very happy for Justin Herbert playing very well happy for Chargers fans. And yeah, very very fun to see the growth that Justin Herbert has made Very quickly in the NFL and I love to see it. All right, I'm going to take a short break when I return we'll talk about the Titans and they're so lacking. Is that even though I don't know he'll it's maybe it's some like offensive thing. I'd be terrible when if I was just saying shellacking and something like horrible mean awful thing. I better look it up. Like what if it is. Oh my gosh wage going to take a short break. We'll talk about the Buffalo Bills and the Titans in a minute. We'll end the show with levy on Bell. Hope you're having a great day. My name is Akshay. I'm going to take a short break. I will be right back. All right. We are back in a rare Tuesday night game the Tennessee Titans beat the Buffalo Bills 42 to 16. Now. Honestly, two things are true. Number one the bills made way too many mistakes to win that football game and number two the Titans were impressive now before we get all that will do that in a minute. I want to first start by saying that and I guess really praising the Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill. I've never said this. I've never gone out of my way and I apologize for this. Ryan Tannehill and Adam gase as a head coach did not work out in Miami Ryan Tannehill the quarterback Adam gase the coach in Miami. It didn't work out and when those two broke up Adam gave went to New York with the Jets. Ryan Tannehill got traded for like a seventh-round pick to Tennessee to be a backup behind Marcus Mariota. I blamed Ryan Tannehill the quarterback. I said I even said this literally I said that when she gets hired Adam gase. It was a good hire. That's crazy that as I said that because quote I believe it said something like Adam gase never had a good quarterback wage. Oh my God how it's funny looking back at that. It's clear. Now Adam gase was the problem. I was oh so horribly wrong about that and thought you ran channel was not at fault even a little bit. So Adam gase goes to the Jets. He ruins the Jets. He ruined Sam darnold. He gets a star running back Le'Veon Bell can't work with him. And again destroys the the career of a promising Young quarterback, Sam. Darnold Adam gase is a problem. He's not a good coach and meanwhile off Tannehill Coast in Tennessee wins. The starting job takes him to the playoffs and show us how good he is and I love it. So I want to be very very clear. I was wrong about this break up between Ryan Tannehill Madam case. It was not Ryan Tannehill fault at all. I'm very happy for him. He showed how good he is in Tennessee and we saw an example of that on Tuesday night. He's a smart Scrappy quarterback and wage even call that guy clutch where we saw this in the playoff run last year. Ryan Tannehill makes so many key plays an important moments and that's why he's such a good quarterback. It's not just the you know, the exact see the timing the ability to run around the decision-making. It's really he's got this clutch factor that nobody ever ever wants to talk about because Ryan Tannehill isn't a big factor. She quarterback now on Tuesday night. He was 21 for 28 passing 195 yards three touchdowns. He also random a four times for 42 yards and another touchdown. He's so clean as a quarterback. He's a clean football player. Meaning that there's no crazy mistakes. There's no bad horrible Pros. There's no terrible turnovers. He can move around you can extend plays he's accurate and I am so happy to see Ryan Tannehill succeed in Tennessee. It's really really cool. I like the guy a lot and he's doing very very well. He deserves a lot of credit now here are some context on about Thursday as far as the Tennessee Titans go because of covid-19 practice basically for two weeks. So no and any time the last two weeks from Tennessee Titans really had not gotten together and significant practice time leading up to that game on Tuesday. And then to consider they came out and executed incredibly. Well, it's so impressive to me I go. Wow. Oh my gosh, Tennessee did a great great job given the circumstance and by the way, h a brown there were young receiver second-year receiver continues to really impress me. He had multiple strong catches with Defenders on his back. He had seven catches for them to yards and another touchdown and I gotta say I I really was impressed with Tennessee that came out the executed. Well, especially given what was going on and I also really liked their dark blue uniforms that is that Navy technically. It's all all dark blue almost black that dark blue color. I really like their uniforms. I thought everything about Tennessee was appealing and good and repressive on Tuesday. Now the yard and stats are a little bit skewed for Tennessee because if they see him low if you look at Tennessee go. Wow, Ryan Tannehill seems like there's not a lot of yards and Aja Brown lot of yards and oh the running back Derrick Henry not a lot of yards. If you think it seems low it's because it is but there's a reason for that and it has to do with the Buffalo Bills really poor execution. So the Titans had four drives where they started deep in the Buffalo Bills territory on Tuesday. Titans how to drive start on the eighteen yard line going in on the 16 yard line going in on the 30-yard line going in after really good punt return them the 12-yard line going. It just started three drives in the Red Zone because of bills turnovers. They had two interceptions and a fumble and for all the praise. I've been giving the Tennessee Titans quarterback was awesome. They're young receivers. Great to execute very very well. I was really impressed on the way. They did, you know without having any practice for all that being said, you have to acknowledge that off the Buffalo Bills were just not very good on Tuesday night poor tackling turnovers. I thought you know wanted Josh Allen's interceptions were not as fault where it kind of bounced off. His receivers hands went up in the air often taken for a big run, but the second interception was very weird. I watched the the I went to the coaches film to see the all-22 version of the interception and My Hope was to kind of figure out what was Josh Allen's intent and I honestly couldn't tell you where to store or I don't know what either he really horribly under through a fade ball trying to throw like a whole shot or he badly overthrew an out route kind of threw the ball to No Man's Land. I don't understand what he was doing. He didn't look confident in the throw either when he threw it so I don't know what Josh Allen was doing on the second interception. Now the Buffalo Bills are four and one they played in five games this year off one of the five games their their first loss of the year. They just didn't show up. I don't know what else to say. I mean, they didn't execute well had turnovers. They tackled poorly. Everything was bad for buffalo on Tuesday. I want to give credit Tennessee, but you also got a point out their opponent did nothing to Warrant winning. And so I guess they converted well on third down like there were a lot of they had a lot of long sustained drives where wage 3rd and 7/3 + 10/3 + 13/3 + 15 + felt like Josh Allen kept throwing the ball for good gains on third down. Like that's maybe the only highlight I can possibly talk about. For the Buffalo Bills in this game. It was a bad ugly game. Josh Allen looked a bit off pretty much the entire game. We're even on completions this ball location, which is a bit behind or a bit, you know, maybe receivers down or just a bit off the entire game and there's no other thing to say than to say that the Buffalo Bills were simply really really bad on Tuesday night. Now I want to shift gears to talk about Le'Veon Bell because in case you don't know. The New York Jets released they're running back Le'Veon Bell on Tuesday night. Apparently now he has signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. So it's a one-year deal and in all this whole situation. I see two winners and a loser now winner. Number one is Kansas City. I mean, they got a another running back a player. They didn't need an a good player who's going to be very good things for them the rich got richer basically when the the Chiefs added Le'Veon Bell Le'Veon Bell can run the ball really. Well, he's very patient. He waits for holes to open up and down too hard. He's a good receiving running back they could literally if they wanted to put Clyde edwards-helaire in the backfield and put levy on Bell out why that receiver or they can do a two back set. There's a lot of stuff you can do if you have Clyde edwards-helaire and Le'Veon Bell. It's kind of terrifying actually, you know, what I will say is that if you want to watch early in the year when the Broncos had both Levi on what am I say both? Phillip Lindsay and Melvin Gordon healthy Melvin Gordon Melvin Ingram Melvin Gordon, I believe it's a running back. I get Melvin Gordon Melvin Ingram were both on the Chargers at the same time and one's a defensive and once a running back and I to this day I still like every once awhile I pause Eagle is that the right name? So Melvin Gordon and Phillip Lindsay were in the backfield to good running backs and the Broncos showed a good blueprint for what you can do when you took two running backs, you can both catch out of the backfield. They had moments where they would send Melvin Gordon out wide on like a bubble route and then send Phillip Lindsay on like a Texas where he starts out the linebacker fact that wide with the swing and then Phillip Lindsay darts back inside on like an out and end and you can play a lot with linebackers that way so I am really excited to watch Kansas City and how they use Le'Veon Bell. If in fact you can get them in quickly enough to learn the system ever. He's got to learn their their offense and get up to speed. So it's going to take a while before Le'Veon Bell has a big impact in Kansas City, but like the last half of the Year wage. Watch out that's a really terrifying Thought They just added another good running back that they really don't need to buy the way can catch passes and they are the best screen team in the league. And that's a horrifying thought. They did not leave need Le'Veon Bell now winter number to levy on Bell. He the dude wants to win. I thought maybe he was going to go to Seattle. But Kansas City makes a lot of sense. He wants to go some more and win you think about this the Jets gave levy on Bell a ton of money. And so he's rich now wage to go have fun and win football games in Kansas City. It's unfortunate. He had to adore the Jets organization, but levy on Bell is a big winner here he gets to win have fun. He endured the Jets got paid a lot would be comes out. All right, and I'm happy for Le'Veon Bell. We'll talk about more him in a minute kind of is weird thought process, but I want to say the big losers here. Undoubtedly the New York Jets. It makes I don't understand and so many ways they are just a big big loser. And I guess that's funny wording, but they wage. I don't know man. First of all your head coach Adam gase is an idiot. Number one. Adam gase could not find a way to build an offense around levy on Bell which is ridiculous given what we saw from him before joining the Jets. He's a good running back and even there were moments where he saw flashes of wild Le'Veon Bell is just the best player on his team after Jamal Adams would know helping out Jamal Adams theft and let him bail was left alone with no help at offensive line quarterback struggling no receivers. It's awful. And the number to not only get Adam gase not find a way to fit levy on Bell or at least build the offense around Le'Veon Bell. He also didn't keep him happy. And so I believe great coaches can manage personalities. What does it say about Adam gase and his people skills that he could not find a way to manage Le'Veon Bell keep him happy. Maybe just let him bail and it gives a good argument to say that back Le'Veon Bell was a problem that you could never be solved. But I don't know why the Jets should have never ever signed Le'Veon Bell from the beginning Adam gase literally did not want him terrible. He literally publicly basically break. He said yeah, I never wanted to sign him. Look. What why would you give them a huge contract? And because they did that because they were they owed them a ton of money. The Jets also couldn't trade them away. Just lose after loss after loss bad bad bad decision. And there's not much more to say here other than it's just another example of terrible management by the New York Jets frustrating disappointing the Jets at 4 p.m. They shown themselves as on inept organization. I don't know who would want to play for them. I don't know who would want to coach for them. The Jets are just the Jets are gigantic mess. I guess what I'm trying to say Ang. It's unfortunate. It's disappointing. It's not good. It's not fun to watch now. I will say this I guess maybe in favor of the Jets. This is maybe the only good thing I can say. in favor of the Jets cause I criticize Adam gase for not finding a way to work with levy on Bell. Maybe it was hopeless maybe levy on Bell was not somebody who could work with and that's possible cuz you got to remember let me on Bell chose to be there. He signed a contract bottom money and then all he did basically was complained about how he much he hated the New York Jets. And so I gotta say if you hate the Jets so much. Why did you sign there now the answers money. He wanted the money the Jets were offering but it sounds like Le'Veon Bell wanted the money and didn't actually want to put up with the organization. He went to and you can both you gotta if you're going to pick a team pick the team and then deal with it make a smarter decision if you really don't want to be there and if you wanted to win and have a good time, you could have taken a little bit less money and God be competitive organization like Seattle or Kansas City from the get-go or I mean the page there are so many places. You could have gone and made somebody probably not New England cuz they are not going to pay anybody especially a running back, but I just think it's all weird to me. And a good lesson here, I guess is that if you're a young athlete be aware of what situation you're walking into if you're a young guy and you're in eighth grade getting ready for your high school team a good high school that's got an opportunity for you to play. That's a winner. That's good. I made the mistake when I went to a college where the offensive coordinator quarterback coach. There were the same person. The guy didn't want me and I realized how you know in training camp Oh my gosh. Why am I here? If the guy doesn't want me at all? I don't know why I'm sticking around. So I learned a hard lesson there when you are taking a team make sure you do a lot of research about the location about who's there. Do they want you is the culture good do they have a support around you? There's a lot of factors that go into picking a team and it sounds like Le'Veon Bell either didn't do research or didn't care about the research cuz you wanted the money and I I don't know about Le'Veon Bell should have ever signed a contract to go to New York. It was not good from the get-go. It was never good job. And I guess in the end he got a lot of money. So that's a benefit and he survived. You know, Le'Veon Bell can go to a good team hopefully and maybe win a Superbowl. So I guess in the end Le'Veon Bell one, but something isn't quite right about the way that he signed a contract and then all he did from that moment on was complain about how much he hated his team. I just thought I'm simplifying things there but it's got to be frustrating. If you're a Jets fan. You're like dude. Why don't you come but we let you into her house and then all you did was complain about how much you hated the food and hated the Mets and hated the shower and it was too cold and all it's like if you want to be here don't be here. And so I think it's Jets had to release levy on Bell given everything. He was putting out on social media and the way he was talking about the team. I'm rambling here now, but I see both sides, but either way, it doesn't look good for the Jets. The Jets are the big losers here. They look at nap to they look stupid and it's You know, the real victims here are honestly Jets fans the team made a bad mistake. And if you're a person who's emotionally attached to the Jets, you did nothing wrong. It's not your fault. Your team is just a bad organization and I feel very very bad for you. Guess. That's all I have. Thank you very much for tuning in. I really appreciate it. I I'm excited about this out. I love you. Have a great day, but I'm bum 6 a.m. We are done.

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#337 Dak Will Leave Dallas, Trading Russell Wilson, Ditch Big Ben, Alex Smith & NFC East Ask Zac

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#337 Dak Will Leave Dallas, Trading Russell Wilson, Ditch Big Ben, Alex Smith & NFC East Ask Zac

"Hey, bring, two one. Oh my goodness. Good morning. Good afternoon. Whatever it is for you. I hope you're having a fax and past week day. My name is Zach Sean Miller. This is strong opinion Sports episode. 337. Oh, man. I love you guys. I appreciate you. I'm glad here we're talking about Russell Wilson Big Ben Dak Prescott, Alex. Michelada quarterback talk will finish with an NFC East to ask Zack related segments. I wanted to say a personal I got a I got a big announcement today very excited about and it's kind of part one of a x multi-part announcement that you'll here in about a week and half maybe we'll do that on a minute. Let me finish this. I want to dive in with this jump into topic one, then we'll get into some stuff later. I think people don't realize though. I think people don't realise the Dallas Cowboys do not have the cap room to give Dak Prescott a long-term contract people to understand. They only have 19 just over nineteen million dollars available in free salary cap space and if they put a franchise tag on Dak Prescott, they'll need to pay him $37 million little over $37 next year. Dallas can't afford it literally people saying is is that Prescott going to go on the site on the franchise tag? No, no Dallas literally can't do it. They did but it's really weird to me what's going on now with the only have 19 million dollars available. It's a huge red flag what they're going to do unless they cut a bunch of people. And really trim down their roster Dallas cannot afford Dak Prescott least not at the asking price that he wants. He wants forty million dollars a year or he wants to be franchise tag will make 37 little over 3 million dollars next year Dallas again cannot afford Dak Prescott's asking price. So we make a prediction here. It's kind of crazy. I feel like either I'm a massive. Idiot or on the only person in the world to goes. Oh, obviously Jack Prescott is going to become a free agent. Like hello. He's got to hit the open market. First of all Dallas can't give him the print. They can't afford him. Number two. There's another perspective here. You got I guess you get to perspective. You have Jerry Jones the Cowboys owner took Jack Prescott. I would imagine Jerry Jones view the owner of the Dallas Cowboys has the opinion that I'm going to go let Dak listen to offers. I'm going to allow Dak into the open market. Okay, don't see what New Orleans in San Francisco and maybe the Jets. What are they going to offer deck? Good go go listen to offers. Right? And Jerry Jones is betting nobody else is going to offer him as much money as I woke him. Nobody is in the ballpark of forty million dollars for Dak Prescott. That's what I would imagine. Jerry Jones is betting on okay. Don't listen go. Talk to San Francisco. I'd are you you're not going to get a contract that you think you're going to get. So Jerry Jones, I believe really does think that if I allowed back into free agency, it's going to help me get Dak Prescott at a lower price will say hey can't remember me. I love U. We've done stuff before San Francisco is only offering you twenty million. Well, let me give you a twenty one something like that. Whatever number they're going to reach at some of the like that's going to happen. We're deck Jerry Jones at least believes. Hey, I'll let them go listen to other people. He'll realize his values much lower than he thinks and we will bring back in for cheaper than he's asking for. Here is the problem with all that though. imagine your Dak Prescott Get really any employee imagine for two years. You've been asking for something like hey, I want I want to raise I want a new contract. I want a better desk going to better office, whatever whatever the thing you've been asking for for two years and for two years, you've been negotiating and talking back and forth and it hasn't happened. It's been two years that Dak Prescott's been trying to make a deal with Jerry Jones and there's still two years later. No contract. What is that? If your neck Prescott, how do you feel about that put yourself in Dak Prescott shoes? If I was back, I'd be like man. I you don't want me do you if you really wanted me you'd pay me what I'm asking that's I would imagine that subject field. So you got Jerry Jones going to listen to other people. Oh, guess what? You'll come back to me or come home. And Doc is going. Oh, you don't want me you really don't think you don't think I'm worth what I think I'm worth. There's a clash coming in Dallas that people are just not talking about Doc is going to go on the open market. He will be a free agent. He's gonna meet with other teams and he's going to go somewhere else more than likely. Cuz also not only that not only is Dallas appear to not want Dak there a bad football team. It looks like the higher the wrong coach their defense is awful. The wrong line is aging that good receivers like at least act as good receivers to throw to Amari Cooper Jerry. What is that CD lamb? There's something with a G. I'm blank another name that I went. I forgot John Elway's name. I literally have a hard time with names. I forget my own name. Sometimes my point though. Is that that Prescott look at a Dallas and going there a bad football team are not going to pay me what I want. And it doesn't seem like they want me. Why would that go to Dallas? Other than maybe Dallas is such a big brand and a big market. Like hey, it's good for my marketability as an athlete getting sponsorships and endorsements and that makes sense. That's the only good reason. I can come up with for Dak Prescott to go back to Dallas. A place it again appears to not actually want him two years no deal. That's pretty weird. So Dax like at your team has problems. You don't want to pay me and I would imagine a lot of other teams want to talk to Dak Prescott. The New Orleans Saints with Jameis Winston are going Dak Prescott. Sounds pretty good will pay the guy. Of course. We will Drew Brees has gone. Oh and by the way, Sean Payton the coach and Orleans p h Jerry Jones, he hates Dallas. Sean Payton wanted to be the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys and Jerry Jones wouldn't hire him. So he's got a grudge against house. If Sean Payton can get one over on Dallas can steal their birth? He would gladly do it. Not only that New Orleans is a better team better coached better roster more capable of winning a Superbowl and I said for a long time if you give Dak Prescott a really good team wage, that could work in win a Superbowl. I love Dak to New Orleans. Now there's another option you have the Pittsburgh Steelers. Maybe that could replace Big Ben maybe Washington, that'd be kind of cool because Jack would play Dallas two times a year. So I'll take a million dollars less off to spite you and play you twice a year. Sure. I really I think I don't see a good end to coming between Dak Prescott and Jerry Jones this it's been two years of taxing. Give me the money. You pay be nothing because I was on rookie contract. I was drafted later in the NFL draft now, you should pay me and they're not ponying up. I really truly believe that is going to leave Dallas and he's going to spite Jerry Jones. I look I I don't I think it's gonna hit the open market. That's my prediction and he's going to go to Pittsburgh or Washington maybe the Patriots with Bill Belichick, maybe the 49ers, but they have a messy contract situation. Jimmy Garoppolo. Maybe the Jets Maybe But I think New Orleans Saints, that's the team the number one choice. I want to see Dak Prescott playing for next year. Good football team good coach Sean Payton. They want him. They want to get one over on Dallas. They would be happy to steal their quarterback. So again Dallas cannot afford Dak Prescott at his current asking price. They have 17. Sorry little over nineteen, like nineteen point four million dollars available to sign players doc wants 37,000. What's 37 - 19. I'm about a math. I can tell you that's a negative amount though. Sorry 19 - 37. You can't you can't pay DEC thirty seven million when you only have 19 available. And would you rather play for Sean Payton or Mike McCarthy. Did you watch last year? Sean Payton looks like a good coach Mike McCarthy makes weird and game decisions. His offense looks ugly and bad. The defense is terrible. I think a defense is way better, New Orleans. When the Saints roster all together is better than the Dallas Cowboys roster So Dallas is going to low-ball Dak Prescott anyway. Why would he say why would Dak Prescott want to beat? In Dallas, it makes no sense to me. He wouldn't. Now I will say In fairness to the Dallas Cowboys In fairness and Jerry Jones and this is something I've said for a long time. Jack is not worth forty million dollars a year. So I actually think in a weird way Dallas will be dodging a bullet by not paying Dak Prescott the gigantic contract he wants they can't afford anyway, but even if they could it would cripple you give Jack forty million dollars a year. You can't pay anybody else. That's not good and I don't want to pay Jack Prescott. I'd actually kind of quarterback. He's not Patrick Mahomes Aaron Rodgers. Even Aaron Rodgers that helped can't win a Superbowl. Would you would you boys jack Prescott near Rogers in the same category? I would not. Zack needs good players around him if you pay Jack forty million dollars a year. You can't get them good players to play with to help you win that Super Bowl you so badly want So I actually think in a weird like despite my criticism of Dallas. I think Dallas doesn't understand there are bad football team. That doesn't want to be there in a while he would. Actually helps them getting rid of Dak going to find a cheaper option at quarterback is actually good for them. It helps them build their football team the right way get a rookie quarterback on rookie contract trade for crif a guard dog you Dallas with Gardner Minshew on that really tiny low-ball contract with the ability to sign other people that that's a better situation for Dallas in a heartbeat. I loved X an amazing amazing person. He's not worth forty million dollars a year. So I still I think it would be a miracle of Dak Prescott goes back to Dallas. I don't know what's his incentive. They don't want to pay them. I don't want him there a bad football team and there's better off options out there black and gold with Dak Prescott. The New Orleans Saints and Dak Prescott. Oh, I love love how that would look in the sound of that. New Orleans Saints quarterback Dak Prescott biasa, I think I'd be amazing. All right, let me do tell you this episode is brought to you by netsuite by Oracle. They help you run your business more effectively by putting everything all in one location. Let me make a statement first. I want to tell you that netsuite is not for everybody. It's not for small businesses. It's not for startups. It's for companies that have a million dollars in annual revenue or more. So for example, my company's strong opinions booked we are way way way way way way too small we get by pay the bills, but I I don't have enough capital and revenue yearly to work with netsuite not even close. 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I heard three first-round draft picks for Chuck Wilson. I went take that in a heartbeat. Absolutely. I will take Russell Wilson in exchange for 3. X. I'll just hand you all you do. Pix to give me a Russell Wilson. Do you do you realize how many first-round picks are busts how many first-round picks failed the NFL Dwayne Haskins that so many people are convinced. Some people said Dwayne Haskins off the best quarterback in the NFL draft two years ago. He's not even on the same team anymore. He got cut it was embarrassing Josh Rosen. People said Josh Rosen is the most nfl-ready quarterback in the 2018 draft class, maybe 2017, three years two years ago. Yeah, 2018 three or three Gods twenty one of us crazy to me. My point is Being a first having first-round picks does not guarantee. You're going to get good players. Now there have been good first-round picks. Absolutely Josh Allen Chase young so many more like so many more. But my point is it having first-round picks does not guarantee. You're getting good players. It's a risk. It's gambling. Here's what I know is not a risk. Russell Wilson, I guarantee you you're getting a hollow Fame quarterback if you trade for Russell Wilson, and there are not very many of those just hanging around a planet Earth. There's like maybe two three people better in the on the entire planet better or playing the position than Russell Wilson and maybe it's less than that off Russell. Wilson is unbelievable. You transfer Russell Wilson. It is absolutely worth those three first-round picks. It's an easy trade make the trade. I think the New York Jets should trade for Russell Wilson. They have two first-round picks in 2021 because the number two overall pick they also have the number 23 overall pick. Ironically that 23rd overall pick is actually from Seattle weird that they traded Jamal Adams their page. It's got the 23rd overall pick imagine. They gave that pick right back to Seattle and got Russell's thinking Wilson to twenty 21% pic send a 2022 first-round pick which will be a late pick cuz you'll be Roberts a good coach plus Russell Wilson that's going to be a probably a playoff team. I love that. I am telling you the Jets need to make a move. I like Sam. Darnold. I love Russell Wilson home. I'm actually lukewarm. I don't even know if Sam. I think he's good. I think he's ever really been given a good shot. I know Russell Wilson. I'm not good at the table really hard. I wanted to I wanted to bang the table. He's amazing trade for Russell Wilson. Sounds like he's available make that trade every team in the NFL package. There's like the Packers shouldn't maybe they depends how you like leader. I have the Packers shouldn't they're good. They get in Rogers the Kansas City Chiefs should not trade for Aaron Rodgers the the Buccaneers not The Bills should like there's a couple teams that shouldn't but man there's not very many almost every team is better by adding Russell Wilson. And I also remember the Jets coach Robert solid coached in San Francisco. We played Russell Wilson a bunch over the years. He knows how good Russell Wilson is and imagine like I like Justin Fields. I like Zach Wilson that you probably the likely guys will be available that number two overall pick if the Jets keep that pick they can draft Zach Wilson, they could draft Justin fields. But Russell Wilson is a lot better than Justin Fields a lot better than Zach Wilson, especially near when I don't know. I don't know what Zach Wilson and Justin feels will become you can't be can't predict the future. Next year and very likely they're going to be better than muscles but next year for sure. Russ is better quarterback. Russell Wilson makes sense to the Jets the Jets get their quarterback. By the way Seattle would benefit to they get to draft another quarterback. They probably could draft another Wilson quarterback CX could draft Zach Wilson number two. Overall. Plus they get a the 23rd overall pick to get another player. They get next year get a draft pick which could be good. Like that could be busts. I think they're way more valuable to I would rather have Russell Wilson draft picks again draft picks to me or gambling they hit often but not every time. So I I love I love I love I love Russell Wilson to the New York Jets. It's a phenomenal idea. And it's not New York. It's maybe the Giants maybe it's Pittsburgh. Maybe it's Miami. Like there's a lot of teams out there that would benefit from Russell Wilson instantaneously in a harpy. Now I do got to say shame on Seattle. It's an embarrassment the Seattle see I'm from the north west. I grew up. I was never a Seahawks fan. I was always a Mariners fan though. I loved I loved the Seattle Mariners back up on that when I was eleven years old. They broke my heart I said never again, but I'm from the north west. I know a lot of people that if Russell Wilson leaves. Oh, he'll be heartbroken at the best quarterback Seattle ever played ever had the best player in the history of their organization gone you get a BYU quarterback. Yeah, you get a you get a 23rd overall pick. I have been saying for years Seattle needs to support Russell Wilson I'm saying it'll get the guy and offensive line. Throw the football get the guy better off as like four years. I'm a sec. Please please support Russell Wilson. They've done awful they've had terrible offensive lines bad play-calling mistake after mistake after mistake Seattle mismanaged a Hall of Fame career Hall of Fame player Russell Wilson shame on them. It's TJ was embarrassing. I just I oh my gosh, I can't even it's a horrible turn of events that the Seattle Seahawks are going to even the fact that it's even a conversation is embarrassing like Seattle, but what that means is Russell Wilson wants out they were so they so poorly managed Russell Wilson through are they so poorly supported him. He's like, I'm not going to play for any more mouths. If Seattle does trade away Russell Wilson. It's one of the it's going to be it's kind of one of those moments always go I can you believe that happened. Can you believe a Hall of Fame starting quarterback Russell Wilson? Was let go by his future keep and look I will track every single one of those first-round picks. I am not confident an exact Wilson's going to be good. Maybe Justin Fields. Whoever they pick. I am late round picks a really risky member. I think Paxton Lynch was later on first-round pick n'keal. Harry late first-round pick bust Johnny Manziel, like having a late birthday pic does not work out as often as a like a top-five pick. And then whatever that 2022 first-round pick would become I don't know but whatever Seattle wants to do it they they're going to lose this trade. You don't trade away Russell Wilson and win no matter what you do. It's not a good trade. So shame on Seattle. I cannot believe they mismanaged and refused to support their Hall of Fame quarterback Russell Wilson. All right, guys, I'm going to take a short break when I return we'll talk about Alex Smith. We'll talk about Big Ben got a lot of stuff up ahead. My name is actual are going to take a short break. I will be right back. All right. We are back over doing very very well. I want to say real quick as you're listening to this podcast right now. It's more than likely I'm not at home. I am about to leave town and go on vacation for 7 Days got a really big life event coming up. I'm very excited to be able to tell you guys about what I'm doing wrong in about a week and half roughly able to say hey, here's what happened. I'm so excited about it. So I'll be gone for seven days. I took a Covent test. I'll be flying on a plane. My dad is at home. You know, I'm watching the cats and my house and I just want to say as I'm about to leave. I'm so grateful for what I do. I'm so grateful for my job. I'm so grateful for the lights here lighting the show. Every single thing I do is because of you guys listening and watching the show and it means the world to me everything. I just I I was kind of uncomfortable. Like should I talk about my trip should I not it's weird times and you know money's tied and thought I did I've been saving up and he's got great deals travels really cheap actually right now cuz of covid-19. It would be just disingenuous of I didn't say thank you. Cuz I I get to do cool stuff and I enjoy my life so much and that's because of you guys listening to the show making that possible and I just want to say thank you so much. It really it truly means the world to me from my family to yours. Thank you. If you're listening and you want to go on Amazing vacation something. I hope you can I know I my whole life there's a trip. I want to go my whole life and I'm doing it now and I I'm just so so so happy. I'm so thankful. I really appreciate what I do. Thank you so very much. And when I see you guys next like week and half I got really cool news. I cannot wait long. Wait, I can't wait to share with you guys and it's for media. Thank you so very much you guys impact on my life means the world to me. I work hard. I'm proud of the work I do but I none of this is possible where I live my my cat's their food my food at all is because of you guys. So thank you so very much. I've been self-employed for, you know, almost two years now and it just means the absolute world to me that you guys have contributed to that and when I'm on the I'll be thinking about you guys in the next week. So thank you so very much. I I want to shift gears to Pittsburgh. the Pittsburgh Steelers Willow Big Ben Roethlisberger, 41.25 million dollars next year over forty 1 million dollars. You understand how much money this will be the the highest salary cap hit in the entire NFL Big Ben will rumors are he'll restructure his contract. Like first of all, why would he he wants the money and even if they restructure it's still going to be you gotta on the money. You just gotta do it later. It's if you keep Big Ben off the NFL players Association does not like when you say, oh you always you know forty-one, but it will take 16 like that doesn't they don't allow players to do that cuz they would happen all the time. It's hurts players if that's a general thing people deal. And so the only way the Steelers can get out of paying big been the money is if they cut Big Ben the Steelers will save $19,000. And as I've thought about it more than like I won't what I said like Big Ben is the only option for Pittsburgh. They can't do anything else then I thought about it for a long time like man. I first of all that's not true. You always have other options. You can always do even whatever you want your Pittsburgh. But also how good of an option really is Big Ben like how freely how good is Big Ben right now? And the reality is that they're getting sentimental. It makes no sense for Pittsburgh to hold onto Ben Roethlisberger doesn't make any sense. They want to have one final goodbye here Pittsburgh again. They're getting sentimental like, oh well see him off the right way. But here's the problem wasted year would be a year doing a send off to her for big men to be a wasted season. What's the point? You're not gonna win a Superbowl. You have the wrong quarter like a guy who's aging? Who's frankly Big Ben's a mediocre quarterback now, he it's so crazy to compare the work ethic and the the way Big Ben is taking care of his body off to Tom Brady Tom Brady embarrasses big bed in did anybody watch the physique a Big Ben in the final game? He played against Cleveland. It looks out of shape. I'm sorry. It's true. So Big Ben is mediocre is also expensive over forty 1 million dollars. Are you on drugs? What no, no way and the team right now Pittsburgh in a position where if they've got the right quarterback? They could win but they they they could win a Superbowl if they get the right leader and the right quarterback playing for them. I would actually argue that Gardner Minshew guy who's not a Hall of Fame quarterback, you know big dense a Hall of Fame quarterback. Sure Gardner Minshew though from Jacksonville. By the way, the only time I want a game in like two years is when Garden she plays quarterback for Jacksonville. He's a great leader. He galvanized as people around remember when the Steelers fell apart last year and they really lacked a leader bring them together. Oh Big Ben was there he didn't do much of anything. He was kind of the the central piece around the Steelers that fella party threw four interceptions in the playoff game where they lost wage. It's awful. And so will the Steelers win a Superbowl next year? if they hold on a Big Ben No, and once you realize that you go, oh, it's over. It's it's like when you're dating someone you go. Am I going to marry this person and when you realize the answer is no, it's well why you still dating them? And and if you want to just have fun fine, but that's not fair to Pittsburgh fans. It's not fair to Pittsburgh's Big Ben's teammates is not fair to the coaches. It's a wasted year at the Steelers. Hold on a big been the need to solve their quarterback problem. They got guys in the table that got Sam darnold. They got maybe Gardner Minshew could be traded for Deshaun Watson Russell Wilson. But you gotta make a move now. Cuz if you're not going to move away from Big Ben, you're just avoiding the inevitable. I I don't really know a scenario in the world where delaying problem solving ever is helpful. Like oh we gotta got a really bad problem in our marriage. Let's just avoid it. Oh, my car is breaking down. Let's just avoid it. Well, we'll deal with it. Later. Well, I got a massive health issue. I'll deal with later you get a heart attack. You die. You gotta solve your problems. This is a big problem for Pittsburgh forty 1 million dollars for been next year. No, no, no. No, it's insanity. Pittsburgh needs a new quarterback yesterday. They should have solved the problem by now. They got Dwayne Haskins. The guy who was cut by Washington. That's their long-term plan is not good luck with that. And I understand that Pittsburgh has really good memories with Big Ben. They love him. He's beloved in their City. He's beloved by the ownership. I would imagine. But the Steelers need to stop hanging out of the past and move forward cuz if they want to have a future they want to be competitive. I would imagine they like winning Super Bowls. They've won a lot of them in Pittsburgh. That's their goal. Every year right is to win a Superbowl. So why would you go forward the plan? You know, it's not going to work Big Ben's mediocre. He's expensive. I don't get it. Big been staying as the Pittsburgh quarterback. Next year would be a waste of a season and I don't it's not good for anybody again fans ownership. She made I know Big Ben wants to play and I understand that but the best thing for Pittsburgh to do the Steelers need to cut Big Bend as soon as possible cut the guy saved ninety million dollars and go find another solution a quarterback because I Big Ben's mediocre. You're just it's you're not going to win a Superbowl of Big Bend next year. And once you realize that it's like realizing and relationship again. Oh, I'm in marry this girl. So why are you dating her? What? What's what's your long-term? You don't have a long-term plan? Oh, you're just you're just screwing around that's fine for a little while. But not when you're messing with other people's lives and your other people's livelihoods and your fanbase who wants to win a Superbowl and your team that's got a really good roster and special defense when they're healthy. Oh my gosh, the Pittsburgh defense is incredible. Don't play fast and loose with people's futures and people's livelihoods and a big band night. Sorry, you're making too much money. You're not special. You're not that great of a quarterback anymore. And you're not you're not the leader Pittsburgh needs. You're not the guy with the work ethic Pittsburgh. Nice. You're getting embarrassed by Tom Brady who's showing you up at every member Tom Brady entered the league before big been dead and big Ben is probably going to leave the league before Tom Brady. What happens you don't take care of your body and your not really intense about preparation and working hard and he was like I'm a gunslinger that doesn't work. So I am you the Steelers need to move off a Big Bend as soon as possible. Final like we'll do ask Zack in a moment. It's kind of the last big massive topic of this episode. I just put out my predictions versus reality for the Washington football teams 2020 season. One of the bright spots of the airport Washington was their quarterback Alex Smith. You wanted to comeback player of the year. He was battling back from that horrific leg injury feel good story. They're like, oh Alex Smith, like pretty cool. I changed on a good story Taylor henneke with the feel-good story. So it was Alex Smith. Well, Alex Smith just did a interview with GQ. And he gave a lot of really really interesting quotes. Now, first of all before we get to the controversial stuff. I want to say this is my favorite quote of the story actually said basically Alex Smith said that he thought like you had to try to make a comeback. He said that he'd be better for it if he tried if he made the push. So, otherwise if it didn't try to come back, I'd regret it because I got the whole rest of my life to hang up my kids and play golf. I'm only going to get this opportunity to play in the NFL and come back one time. And so we made a comeback. He said I didn't want to regret it. That's how you live your life. I love that. Do not live your life in a way where you will regret things. I think it's amazing. That's a good lesson. You can learn from Alex Smith my favorite quote of the entire story that I read now. Here's a call about Washington Alex Smith gave He said they never thought it was coming back. Said some people had patronized him now. He wasn't specific whether that was in the organization or just people in the media and all over the world. But the reality is Alex Smith said I had an uphill battle not just from my leg. But from people that didn't believe in me and here's a direct quote from Alex Smith about the Washington football team. He said when I decided to come back, I definitely threw a wrench in the team's plan. They don't see it didn't want me there didn't want me on the team or on the roster. Didn't want to give me a chance. It was a whole new regime they came in and acted like I'm the leftovers and I'm hurt and I'm a liability. It's really really sad. It's tragic Alex Smith my favorite story from the twenty-twenty and he'll season maybe other than I would like to Tom Brady was fun. I really enjoyed that right Alec Smith was amazing. It's so cool to see a guy. We thought would never play football again. Come back to do do fairly. Well like decent But it also this story makes Alex Smith Journey more impressive. He Not only was battling against his leg trying to heal his leg and get back. He was also battling against his own team. That didn't want him. He didn't believe him. And that's so sad because it darkened really the best feel-good story for Washington all year. Like oh man, I love that and it took the charm away from it. Oh my God. Dang it man, really really sad. Now, I understand Washington not believing him in am I am now what I don't understand is why Washington would not want him around Alex Smith being there is only a positive thing. I don't know how you lose by having Alex and your football team. Best case scenario he can play like awesome got a guy who can play well and do good stuff. Worst case scenario is helpful. He's good in the locker-room. He's good in the quarterback room. He's he's a valuable and leader. He may never play but worst case scenario Alex made the still positive to have around it just feels oddly short-sighted by Washington. Like, why would they have any kind of push back against Alex not coming back? I don't get it. It's like no matter what it's good for you and maybe try to save money. She a-holes. I don't get that. But what what I do understand is that if Alex method played last year and gotten more injured it would have made them look bad like washing or whatever like why could you allow him to play? How could this have happened? How could you let Alex Smith on to the field? He'd already gotten her what's going on? But I would argue the doctors did clear him. So I don't know how you hold Washington accountable for a guy getting cleared by doctors then getting hurt again. It's just unfortunate, but it wouldn't be I think wash it would be penalized driver for that doesn't make sense to me now moving forward. I owed I would imagine that. Alex Mendez not going to go back to Washington based on what he said sound bitter sounded like there was some and we didn't hear the tone. It's I read the quotes. I didn't hear them. But I would imagine that washing here's an goes. I don't like that meant you had to say that and they're like right you're not coming back here. You're right. We don't want you high. And I'm not sure that anybody wants Alex Smith. I don't not to be they're starting quarterback. I'm sure that some teams love to have Alex methods are back up. In fact, Urban meyer-coached Alex Smith at Utah. So maybe Urban Meyer says hey come to the Jaguars be our backup quarterback behind Trevor Lawrence help Trevor Lawrence Mentor him that I'd love that makes sense to me. But unless he wants to be a helpful back up. It's very possible that the career of Alex Smith is now over. But I will say if his career is in fact over at least Alex Smith got the last word. All right, guys, let's shift gears to ask Zack. It's my favorite part of the show. So I read questions from the audience in case you don't know how it works you to patreon.com you give a dog a month. You can give more please do it literally helps pay my bills but a dollar a month gives you access to submit questions on patreon if he's if you submit a question, I do not guarantee to read it on the show my only guarantees. I look at every single question with my eyeballs. I was reading Ali's last night keeps writing in about BYU. I've heard I appreciate if you're out there. Thank you so much a lie that so many people. I just I really wage that's the most recent one of you guys on patreon are so awesome. I appreciate you so very much. So I picked the top couple to read on the show me open up my Google Docs First question today is from Joshua says would you agree or disagree that? The NFC East is a weakest division in the NFL. Who do you think is the best team move looking moving forward? And do you think the division as a whole will rise in the division rankings next year? Like washing and it's the best team in the NFC East Dallas is a train wreck. The Giants are promising but a little ways off still the Eagles have a new coach. They were awful Astro Ranger their old. I'm I like Jalen hurts their quarterback. I'm not really confident Philadelphia though. What all So I think Washington is still the best team in the NFC East who's going to is the division as a whole can arise in the rankings. I don't know why they would even if Washington is good. The Cowboys are bound vehicles are bad. The Giants are probably going to be average. So I don't know why the Genesis would probably a little bit better but they're still going to be likely the worst Division and football. I mean the Patriots home like the AFC East and the other Division I go like, huh? That's kind of weak, but the bills are going to be good. The Jets will be better. Miami's getting better or the Patriots are going to be better than they were last year. I would imagine so I think I used to still going to be the worst division in the NFL number. This is a NFC East Centric ask Zach because I didn't do it when I did my predictions versus reality for the NFC East. I did not cover the exact questions from that segment. Brennan writes and says what should every team do to address the quarterback position this offseason. Maybe I'm over exaggerating but I think the fact that every team in the division is going into the offseason with questions at the quarterback position is mind-boggling. Britain I think it is kind of crazy like, oh every team has some unknown question. I think a Giants gotta stick with Daniel Jones. I don't know what their other option would be. I like I don't think Daniel Jones is going to work, but I don't know why you would get rid of the guy give him another year give him one more year. Give him some real help give him another year in the offense member Hill Jones had no offseason with a new offense to learn English and his best weapon saquon Barkley got hurt. So I gave Daniel Jones one more year, even if I don't believe in the guy, it's fair to give the guy another year. The Eagles have Jalen hurts. I like Jalen hurts. You have the sixth overall pick. I don't know that you get like Mac Jones or Trey Lance with the 6th overall pick. Is that better than Jalen hurts? I don't think so. Washington is just very unknown. I have no idea. What Washington is going to do at quarterback. Maybe Taylor henneke. We'll see if he's a one-hit wonder or not. Maybe Alex Smith. I don't know Alex Smith is going to come back after GQ codes have no idea. And the Cowboys they got no idea either. I don't think Dax going to come back to Dallas. I don't think maybe they trade for Russell Wilson. I don't know. I don't know what Dallas is going to do at quarterback. They're probably going to draft somebody because I think deck is on his way out off the top of the show. I don't know why Dak would want to stay in Dallas. I haven't given them the contract. He wants their a bad football team. He can get a better contract somewhere else or at least even if not a better contract go somewhere. He's wanting and onto a better roster. That's more capable of winning football games. So I think doc would leave doubts. I don't know what Jack would want to stay with the Dallas Cowboys. Dylan writes in says I believe a team that is not being talked about enough is the Giants. I personally think that they were major they made major strides this year. Although winning six games doesn't help my case and could be a sleeper team. Like we all thought the Broncos or Cardinals would be this year. Their defense made big leaps the running game on offense got better each week and with a healthy saquon Barkley. I think it's team contenders next year. What are your thoughts? Thank thanks for reading your tune in or Dylan. Oh cuz he Tunes in got it. The Giants are they Contender? First of all, Arizona and Denver did not become contenders. Remember we thought they might be and they weren't so that's a bad. I wouldn't compare I would I would hope that now that New York Giants are not Denver or Arizona cuz they flopped. So now the Giants they need more weapons really depends how good Daniel Jones is it's it's I guess possible cuz they do appear to be coached but I are the Giants contenders next year. No, no, no. No, I don't. I don't think so. They're too far. They could be a good team next year like song and win a couple important games, but there are ways off from winning a Superbowl. I gotta keep building the franchise and getting making more upgrades to the roster and they gotta figure out the quarterback then figure out the offensive coordinator is Jason Garrett good or not. I don't really know. So there's a lot of work that needs to be done in New York and they're still a ways off from becoming contenders for a Superbowl or even a playoff berth. I guess that's true cuz they were the Giants almost made the playoffs last year. But that's in a terrible division in a normal division. They would not have almost made the playoffs. So yeah, it's it's a it's a weird sliding scale in the NFC East. Henry writes in a very very long one, but I really actually combined two of his questions worth of knowing it's great. Henry says hi Zach greetings from New York. You made a video earlier this year where you said you've officially given up on Daniel Jones. I'm nowhere near convinced that Jones is the guy dead. I feel like it's a bit unfair to say that he has no chance of being a good quarterback. Darius Slayton is a great fine for a fifth-round pick and but it shouldn't be a number one receiver. The Giants can get a top receiver. Hopefully multiple receivers have a healthy saquon and get rid of that butter-fingered scrub Evan engram. Then I think Jones might be able to have a dog eat a year three leap similar to Baker or Josh Allen. That being said if the Giants get on some real Playmakers and he can improve next year then the giant should move on from Daniel Jones. I know a lot of my fellow Giants fans were disappointed by Jason Garrett this year their offense was ineffective on creative and generally uninteresting except for the read-option occasionally with Daniel Jones long touchdowns. I like the read option, but it's about it. You're right. The only exciting thing we saw from New York all year on office bulb. You think New York Giants made the right move by retaining Jason Garrett for next year or or on the one hand it would be wise to not have Jones learn three schemes and three years in the Giants will not smoke will most certainly try to add more Playmakers a wide receiver tight. And that was rough. I apologize. He's going to try to add more Playmakers. It makes sense. He Jason Garretson not going to make Daniel Jones learn another scheme for the third year in a row with the return of saquon in the new weapons. The offense can be good, but it might be also better to find a younger more Innovative offensive coordinator to work with a young core on offense thoughts. So my prediction is a Daniel Jones will not work. Right I said that before I got no confidence that Daniel Jones is special. I mean first I got no comments Daniel dones cuz I've never seen a special moment compared page Jones to Joe burrow, who is that Joe burrow popped instantly, but oh wow, Joe burrow very clearly fantastic quarterback. Justin Herbert definitely was great and you're like, oh wow. Yeah. Okay. I see it. Where is that moment with Daniel Jones? I haven't seen it. I'm waiting and waiting and it's not happening. So I would give Daniel Jones another here because there's not really a better option. Maybe Russell Wilson potentially but and I will also say that I mean we haven't really seen Daniel Jones get a fair Shake. Remember the dead not a lot of good weapons in New York. He was learning a new offense with no off-season last year. I'm going to give Daniel Jones a chance right up for sure. I'm going to allow the guy another opportunity to prove himself, but I I'm not really confident that he's the guy I don't really believe that he's I can believe he's not going to work and still have an open mind to be willing to give him a chance that make sense. And so that's where I'm at with Daniel Jones. I'm not sold, but hey, I'm listening. Bryson writes and says hey Zach Cowboys fan out here in Texas. I'm just wondering what position on the defense do you think they need to upgrade? You can honestly say that the entire defense but if you're going to say bed position or scheme, what would it be? Thanks have a great night. They need a new defensive tackle in Dallas. They need Gerald McCoy got hurt. He's probably nice probably done and the cowboy need somebody to help them. Stop the run. They were the worst team other than Houston against the run last year and it was neck-and-neck. So Dallas needs somebody inside to help them. Stop throwing plus they have a great defensive end Demarcus Lawrence, but he needs somebody the way you make your defense event better if you get interior pressure, so they need somebody on the interior defensive line to help their defense. That is what the Giants the with the Cowboys need to do on defense get a defensive tackle. Carter writes in a sketch kind of boost me up a little bit. Carter says your Eagles prediction of seven and nine almost as many dislikes as it got likes yet here. You are looking back and seeing the you're actually too nice to Philadelphia. I guess she fans aren't as smart as the analyst after all and while your prediction wasn't perfect. It was pretty darn accurate. I'm not bitter. I really I don't care. I know that Eagles fans Giants fans Cowboys. They're all passionate like they want to hear good stuff about their team. And so they call me a hater when I say negative stuff. I call myself a real. I'm not trying to I remove them their emotion-driven fans are driven by emotion. If you don't say something they like to hear they get angry. I'm not really driven. That way I get animated. I love talking but I don't really I don't make my decisions based on emotion. So I try to be thoughtful when I try to give them that I'm wrong. Sometimes. I'm right sometimes but I I always remove my emotion I try to and when I don't remove my motion, I tell you like I love Tom Brady. I'm biased about Tom Brady. I love the guys my favorite player wage, but I tell you that when I have an inherent emotional bias. Find a question that comes from willing me says how did this season impact your decision to pay Dak Prescott or not. And do you think Jerry Jones will he's been hesitant for years, but he would be by far the best quarterback hitting the opening if they don't get a deal done. Here's the problem. We didn't get to see that play last year. It was this year to prove himself and we saw nothing. Didn't play last year played like less than five games. So plus Dallas is bad. Salary cap situation the Cowboys can't keep him. Anyway, if I may I don't give Dak Prescott a forty million dollar a year contract. I gave him twenty night's it can afford like nineteen, but I yeah if I'm Dallas, I I don't bring it back Dak Prescott to be quite honest and I I think it's he's more valuable to a team. That's got a good roster Dallas needs a quarterback. Yeah, but they need a lot of stuff Dallas needs to completely rebuild New Orleans can add Dak Prescott be good tomorrow. So Doc is more valuable to New Orleans than Jack is valuable to Dallas. And so I wouldn't pay DEC I'd say we got to restart everything. We're a horrible mess of a franchise. We need way more than a quarter. So paying our quarterback too much, which is crippled our franchise endlessly. So the Cowboys should not sign at Dak Prescott to a long-term contract. My name is Akshay Kumar. Thank you so very much for tuning. I love you. I appreciate you. Hope you have a great day. And but I'm bum bam we are done.

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#295 Tua Starting, Bucs Blowout Packers, Steelers, Bakers Ongoing Problems, Giants, Chiefs & Bama

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#295 Tua Starting, Bucs Blowout Packers, Steelers, Bakers Ongoing Problems, Giants, Chiefs & Bama

"Oh my goodness. Good morning. Good afternoon. Whatever it is for you. I hope you're having a fantastic day. My name is Zach shomler. This is strong opinion Sports episode 2195. I hope you're doing well. Gotta find episode today. We're going to talk about to a tongue of a low of being named the starting quarterback in Miami. We'll talk about the Packers surprise loss to the Buccaneers would talk about the Steelers beating the Browns really blowing out the Cleveland Browns. Talk about both Monday night football games. That's the Cardinals Cowboys game. Chiefs bills will talk about the Giants and the Washington football team and will end the show by talking about Alabama and Georgia and what happened on Saturday with them. I want to start today with this though, because whenever a story comes out that really really sucks sites me where I go. Oh man. I can't wait to write about that and talk about that and think about that. I know I should lead the show with that. So In case you haven't heard the Miami Dolphins have announced that their new starting quarterback moving forward is going to be too long of a low and I am so stinking excited about a lot of people. I believe we're surprised when they heard the news because you know dolphins are three and three they have their three losses are by the way to you know, probably playoff teams the bills the Patriots in Seattle and Ryan Fitzpatrick. They're starting quarterback is in the top half of the league statistical. He's playing very very well. I mean, I watch the Forty Niners Dolphins game Ryan Fitzpatrick was the best quarterback playing in that game. So a lot of people are like well why make the change now here is why I love this move. Because the Dolphins are not playing badly. They're not desperate their current quarterback is playing fine. This could only mean that to a ton of Aloha has earned it and I think it's very rare. You see an NFL team take their time be patient and the Dolphins here have shown a lot of self-restraint and again been very patient. And that is all paid off because I I think too is healthy. I think he's ready to go. He's had time to learn the system. I feel very good about him and he came in the game on Sunday against the Jets and was two-for-two passing looked I mean, it's he had like three plays George not very much to go on but I felt good about what I saw and the Dolphins must feel very very good to put in young rookie quarterback when they're playing well and their quarterback is playing well, and I'm not even going to try to hide it to a tunnel is my favorite player in the NFL. I love the guy love the person. I live a story and the Dolphins have a bye week coming up. So it actually gives to a two weeks to prepare for the next game. They're playing the Rams at home week, I guess cuz week seven is coming up week 8 2 weeks from now. I love it man. I have no doubt. He's ready. I am so glad the Dolphins are patients near that took their time. Nobody was in a hurry at all. And I just love to them and I want to so badly see him do well and there's not a lot to say here other than because of that situation around Miami and with 200 they must be saying too is doing great in practice. We believe in him. He's our best quarterback and I just I know I've beat this, you know to death here, but I want to say I am so so glad they were patient you almost never see that in today's NFL. We're a team really allows their quarterback to take time to sit there. Not in a hurry and I think here I'm seeing at Miami Dolphins franchise really take their time and do it. Right and I just love to us so much. I'm excited for his future and I want to see him do very very well moving forward. I'm telling you off. I am getting two weeks from now. We got a while. It's going to be a long wait until we actually see to a plane NFL game but I against the Rams against Aaron Donald that's a little bit interesting to me. It's a very good defense in back in but I cannot wait to watch two or two weeks from now at home in Miami against the LA Rams. All right. I want to shift gears now to a loss that I think a lot of people were very very surprised by in case you don't know. On Sunday the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Green Bay Packers 38 to 10:00 and there's a lot of reasons that this game went sideways for the Packers game one point out that by far. This is the best game that Tampa Bay is played all year when they lost to the Bears on a Thursday night game week 5 I said that Tampa after that game was not disciplined enough at least did not look disciplined enough in that game to win a Superbowl not at all not even nearly at all because penalties have been a huge problem. For the Buccaneers. No on Sunday tample suddenly bam. They look like a Super Bowl team. What's the big difference there? Well, they didn't have a single penalty the entire game. They had one moment. Where And domican Suh was called for a penalty at the end of the first half. It was actually on the same play that the Packers were called for a penalty so they are offsetting penalties. But technically there was not a single penalty called against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the entire game and that is such a big amount of progress for team. It's really really struggled with discipline all year. And it feels like camping must have gotten their act together to some degree month. So we learned what the Buccaneers are capable of on a really good day. Tom Brady was fairly good. He had two touchdowns had an incredible start to the game Tom Brady started like 15417 off really really efficient. Good game to start off Gronk was awesome. Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski looked like the connection. They had a new New England. They looked really really good together. This is the first game but watch Gronk and down there. He is drunk is back and do that five catches 78 yards and a touchdown. now the Packers made a number of mistakes and that really made the game go from I think what would have been a Packers loss became a Packers blow out because of the mistakes the Packers made down the stretch. It should not be forgotten though at the end of the first quarter in this game. The Packers were dominating they were up 10 to nothing. And don't forget. I guess my point that the Packers were in this game at a point in the for a moment. Now in the second quarter the Box went off. They had 28 unanswered points then went on to 1:38 to 10. So what happened here, why did things change and Aaron Rodgers through back-to-back receptions? That's what really blew this game wide open that led the Buccaneers two touchdowns early on one was a pick-six another gave the Buccaneers the ball at the 2-yard line. And after those two interceptions their lives are just could not recover and almost wondered because Aaron Rodgers very much very much takes pride in not throwing he's known as the guy. Wow, Aaron almost never throws a pic and I wondered at a for a moment if the guy felt maybe embarrassed what was going on. Now A Rod kept fighting. He had a I think a third and 18 M converted where he stepped up in the pocket was moving around. There's there was no point where Aaron Rodgers was so embarrassed. He wanted to get out of the building but he also made a number of mistakes that you just do not see Aaron Rodgers make I mean he had he really should had three interceptions and Antoine Winfield Jr. Dropped a pic in his hands. That was costly he there was a play where a rod just missed Mercedes Lewis wide open a little I've never seen Aaron miss a throw like that. I would what's going on here. It's very very weird. He even lost track of the play clock at one point. And Aaron took a delay-of-game penalty. My point is that Aaron Rodgers was off now. It's also worth noting that on both interception see through Kia store in the ball to Davante Adams. He was coming back from an injury is Davante Adams first game after not playing for a while because of an injury and he looked off to he had a a moment where along the sideline, you know. Like Davante Adams had no idea where it was. His foot was off. He stepped out of bounds and you're like, okay. I think the guy just needs reps to get back into the swing of things and I'll be honest. I want to see a rematch between these two football teams because I thought if we could get Packers Buccaneers in the playoffs moving forward, I feel like we're going to get a much better game. Cuz in this game on Sunday Buccaneers played them Absolute very best game. They hit their ceiling. And Green Bay seems effort their floor. They played their absolute worst. And so this was a rare occasion in my opinion where we saw Buccaneers maxing out Packers terrible. You also have to remember that the Packers lost their left tackle David bakhtiari mid-game due to an injury and I guess we learned what the Buccaneers are capable of on their best day, but I doubt we're going to see another game for the Packers this bad all year. This was their worst performance and a long long time. I can't remember the last time I saw Aaron Rodgers throw. Two interceptions, let alone three interception worthy throws. He lost track of the clock. He missed the guy wide-open. I just I've never seen Aaron Rodgers play that way in my entire life and he just was off and I think the interceptions rattle them, but you're never going to see that again from Aaron Rodgers of the Packers not for a long long time and also think it's worth pointing out that while Tom Brady maybe the start of Tampa Bay Buccaneers the key to their team is their defense Tom Brady won for so long and in England because he had good weapons around him had a lot of good help good structure and a great defense Tom Brady and the Buccaneers need a great defense. They had one on Sunday. That's gotta continue of Tampa Bay wants to win a Superbowl. Remember the Super Bowls at home this year and so we could get like a really fun interesting Superbowl would be Tampa Bay Tom Brady versus the Patrick Mahomes sled Kansas City Chiefs, and he'd be really interesting. But in order for that to happen remember the name A Tampa Bay. It's not Tom Brady. It's their defense. So do you guys need to play very very well and they have to avoid costly embarrassing bad penalties if they play clean and their defense life is good. The Buccaneers are a team to watch out for for a long way down the stretch this year. Now I want to touch base on another game real quick. On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers really snacked around the Cleveland Browns 38 to 7. And look at Steelers dominated in this game both on offense and on defense James Conner had over a hundred yards rushing for the Steelers Pittsburgh had eight quarterback. It's also for Saks OFF and I meant I I'm saying this for a while the Steelers look like a playoff team for sure. I really really buy into the Steelers. A lot of people. I I keep hearing I'm getting messages from Steeler fans going I'm not sure and you know, definitely the media's going let's wait and see I'm in I am sold on the Steelers they play great defense. They run the ball. Well Big Ben looks really really good. They've got great respect. I really I'm all in on the Pittsburgh Steelers, I believe in them. And the shocking number here is that the Cleveland Browns one of the best running games in the entire NFL but the Browns are known for wow. They this year of impounding The Rock very very well off running the ball incredibly. I'm not a stats guy, you know this but the Browns were held to only seventy-five yards rushing in this game on Sunday for me. I went. Oh my gosh, that's that's a big number and home not only did they run the ball. Well the Steelers but they also really dominated up front on defense and their defense is great. They dominate they disguise coverages very very well Big Bend looks very good. I am telling you why in the Pittsburgh. They're a very very good football team. And for one reason or another people keep finding reasons to overlook the Steelers. I am telling you the Steelers are football team do not walk, you know don't overlook them. They can play they can beat anybody in my opinion and I want to watch I mean, I want to see the Steelers play actual playoff team a team like the The Ravens Kansas City. I know they're going to play the Ravens twice coming up this year. And I oh man. It's going to be fun matchup. I really excited to watch that. That's what we learned. I guess in my opinion. It's just how good the Steelers are. Oh, wow. They are dominant up front now Baker Mayfield the Browns starting quarterback. Started the game with an injury and I want to be clear to mention. He had an injury, you know going into the game Baker had messed up ribs and then he got taken out of the game and the third quarter down. What was it Thursday 1 to 7 end of the third quarter. They put Case Keenum in at quarterback instead of Baker Mayfield and I wanted to mention Baker's injury because I I know that a lot of people are going to be saying well Banker was bad because his ribs were hurt and this and that and We want to blame his poor play on the injury fair enough right fine, but here's a reality and you can you can talk about the ribs all you want but decision-making by Baker Mayfield's and very very frustrating to watch because and I keep giving Baker opportunity after opportunity to keep saying he's in progress. Let's wait and see I found myself was a very patient person. I'm not the kind of person that goes I try not to put the hammer down on people too quickly. And the reality is Baker Mayfield keeps making Philip Rivers level mistakes, where you go dude, that's just a terrible decision. There's nothing there. You're forcing it. You're pretty determining things or there's a throw your just there's nothing open it song Long you're forcing it cuz you want it not because it's actually open or there. And Baker keeps making baffling and confusing mistakes throwing the football and it's not going away. I keep waiting and waiting and waiting and the problem just is not going away for Baker Mayfield. Now, the Browns have a good offense. They have a ton of Playmakers to have a new head coach Kevin stefanski. I would even go as far as saying that Right. Now the Browns offense is kind of like a high-performance sports car and all Cleveland needs is somebody to send the driver seat drive the car down the road and don't crash like we don't need high performance from the quarterback. We just need a guy who can play clean football take easy completions be smart with the football and I am getting really really more and more afraid the more I watch the Browns. I'm afraid that Baker Mayfield simply is incapable of playing good clean smart football. I'm developing very very serious doubts And Baker may be too injured to play on Sunday. Meaning that Case Keenum might be the starting quarterback for the Browns this upcoming week. There's a chance that Baker Mayfield plays better. Excuse me, that there's a chance that Case Keenum the backup quarterback plays better than Baker Mayfield does and that's not good and I am getting so I am so tired of impatient. I'm trying to be patient. I keep telling people he's in progress It's fine, but I I'm starting to not trust my analysis and that's not good at all. When I go. I just don't I'm losing confidence in Baker Mayfield tonight. It's it's him. It's Baker Mayfield's problem. It's decision-making. It's his inability to play clean football that is going to make him lose his job. If he's not careful Case Keenum might come in to be better on Sunday. That's a huge problem and I'm getting really tired of waiting for Baker Mayfield to figure things out. I know I'm probably not alone. I'm not a Browns fan. I am sure the wage and Browns fans are like you'd Baker We need you to figure this out because they got the pieces. They got the coach. Now you're running out of reasons to have excuses for Baker Mayfield. And right now he's got the ribs jury, but I Baker looks like a liability for the Cleveland Browns and that's really really It's frustrating and disappointing and I I'm not a Browns fan. I'm not a Cleveland Browns fan, but my whole life the Browns have been really really bad. And I feel like every single year I go. You know, maybe this is the year that horrible franchise in Cleveland The Little Engine That Could figures it out. And right now there's a call back is the problem Baker Mayfield's holding them back and Baker Mayfield's gotta play better. He there's just you're running out of reasons to have excuses or reasons to give Baker Mayfield the benefit of the doubt. I'm losing patience. I know Browns fans are probably losing patience. And today Baker Mayfield's a problem in Cleveland. He's got to figure it out and got to find a way to play cleaner football. All right. I'm going to take a short break when I return we'll talk about the Monday night games. That's the the Cardinals Kyler Murray went home to Dallas. It was really fun. I guess home to Texas law about the Chiefs and the bills later down the road. We'll talk about the giant speeding Washington and will end with his Yorkers will end with Alabama vs. Georgia. A lot of fun stuff. Saturday was awesome. And my name is Axel. I'm going to take a short break. I will be right back. All right, we are back. I want to jump in. I want to talk about the games from Monday Night Football. We had two of them which has been becoming increasingly more common because of covid-19. So in case you don't know the the Arizona Cardinals beat the Dallas Cowboys 3810 on Monday Night Football and this was a lost that I thought was obvious and in the making for quite a long time, you know, well before Dak Prescott got hurt dead. Go watch My Season prediction for the Arizona Cardinals. I've been talking about this game for a long long time and was kind of sad is that the Cardinals didn't even play very well and yet they still dominated this game. So first of all, Dallas had four turnovers and I don't know Andy Dalton did not impress me very much. But even more of a concern is that Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, hold on back-to-back drives giving really kind of handing the Cardinals to touchdown opportunities in a row and people got crazy mad at me when I said that it was overpaid and unfortunately recently Ezekiel Elliott's been proven me very much right. He has been paid a lot of money. The dude is not delivering. He keeps turning the ball over. He's got a fumbling problem very clearly this year and I just I got no problem with seek, but he's got to play better. It's rejecting problematic for the Dallas Cowboys. Now, as I said a second ago, Andy Dalton has not impressed me at all. It's one game. I do suppose that Andy Dalton could get better as time goes on. He had two interceptions. He should have had three there's a moment where early on in the game Jordan Hicks dropped the ball thrown right at him. He just dropped an easy interception. So and he had to pick should have three had a missed late in the game where he had Michael Gallup wide open down the right sideline late in the game should have been a touchdown and he simply missed the throw and I went dude Andy Dalton what else going on? I mean, I really I had higher expectations for Andy Dalton and he just did not deliver in my opinion. It was also kind of weird there was a shot of him early in the game. Look like the dude is playing while chewing gum. I've never seen that before. I I guess I tried that a practice one time. It didn't work. I just thought it was weird. I went antique really gum what's going on their own and I think you can make an argument and that the gun thing silly. I don't care about that really but as I watched the game on Monday night. You can make a very strong argument that we saw the value of Dak Prescott get proven on Monday where you know, it's worth noting. Yeah, the the Cowboys did have a ton of turnovers even a jack Prescott. But I've said all year back is not nearly even close to the biggest problem the Cowboys have you know, I think they need a safety. They need an interior defensive lineman. Probably d e l i guess what that's technically called. That would really help Demarcus Lawrence, by the way, they need help in the running game and I'm not a numbers guy. But here's a crazy number that kind of blows my mind. It's just about Dak Prescott. He's hurt. He's out for the rest of the year and Dak Prescott did not play at all and the NFL's week 6 And yet despite being a game behind everybody else. Dak Prescott is still the NFL's leading passer. That's unbelievable. That's crazy. And it shows just how much I I I think yards are a bit overstated to some degree off but the fact that deck is still down a game one gets down a game and yet still in the lead as the NFL's leading passed without a go away very quickly as a weeks go on, but it's wild to me and it shows off to some degree. Just how valuable he is Dak Prescott. They have a game without him. They just fall apart. They get their butts kicked they get embarrassed horribly. And again, the Cardinals didn't even play very well in a Cardinals won the game walking away. So, I said it before I wasn't that impressed with Arizona in this game, you know, Tyler didn't even have ten completions. The guy was nine for 24 passing now, I guess saying that Arizona didn't play with a bit weird because they had 261 yards rushing Kenyan Drake went off. then 261 yards rushing for a team that is supposed to have An Air Raid Offense, that's wild that's kind of crazy. And I guess that it's wrong to see the Cardinals weren't that good, but the Cardinals left a lot of mistakes on film and I think if the Cardinals want to beat a better team down the road a team like Seattle a team like the Rams or the 49ers. They gotta play better. They gotta clean things up. If for example, where was DeAndre Hopkins on Monday, and I know that off the Andre Hopkins helps the offense even if he's not catching the ball because he demands attention from the defense but he under Hopkins with basically a non-factor against the Cowboys. He had to quit 473 yards. One of them was on he had one catch for 60 yards at the very end of the game that helped his numbers a lot. But I the guy was targeted eight times at two catches and I just repeated them. Why is you know DeAndre Hopkins and Kyler were not on the same page in this game? And I walked away from this game feeling like wow the Dallas Cowboys are terrible rather than feeling like yeah, the Cardinals were just impressive and very very good. So I felt like this was a game where we saw the Cowboys problems on display. They look terrible. They were gigantic mess and E ad for it needed two interceptions. They had Zeke as equally at a two fumbles the Cowboys were a mess rather than wow. The Cardinals were great. And I I maintain that the Cardinals are going to need to clean things up down the road if they want to beat a better football team and not just beating teams like the Dallas Cowboys who are apparently just a gigantic gigantic mess. Now another game on Monday. On Monday night the Chiefs beat the bills twenty-six two Seventeen and I don't have a ton to say about this game. I think that this is a game that will be easy to forget because it was a Monday night game. It was wet. It was sloppy. It was messy at times and the story here that cannot be forgotten as you look back on this game doing the year is over. We look back on this and go. Wow, that was a key victory for the Chiefs to help them make the playoffs or whatever or maybe four playoff seeding. Something like that. Right? What can be forgotten about this game is how dumb and it Kansas City was out front despite a bad bad situation going on for their offensive line the right tackle Mitchell Schwartz was out with an injury. They had a backup center in the game. They're either chuffing sound of their offensive line because you know, kelechi osemele their osemele, I guess is how you say that I apologize. I always put yours name. I try and I get it wrong every single time. They're left guard is out for the year, so they had a dog. Backed up left Garden as well. Basically, Kansas City had three backups on the offensive line and yet they still dominated up front. They ran the ball incredibly. Well Clyde edwards-helaire ran for 161 yards rushing. And I guess running for yards rushing. That's a stupid way to say that but Kansas City is not only the best screen team in the league. They were great again on on Monday Patrick Mahomes was very very fact that he was 21 for 26 passing at two more touchdowns. And what's crazy to me is that despite a really really bad circumstance on the offensive line, Kansas City didn't just beat off a possible playoff team the Buffalo Bills. They dominated up front. That is the story that cannot be forgotten is wow, Kansas City overcame a really bad circumstance and didn't just overcome it off. They were incredibly dominant and I'm curious as we the year is going to continue on Can Kansas City win another Superbowl with their offensive coordinator Eric be enemy appears to me like Eric be enemy is going to be the hot big-name. The guy who is taking up to be the next head coach in the NFL somewhere and I'm curious if the Chiefs can kind of capitalize on their final year of therapy enemy and win another Superbowl before they lose him and we don't know how much he brings to their team. And there was a moment where Travis Kelce drop you had a fumble before half-time was really really angry and Eric man to be helped calm him down. I'm pretty sure Eric would look like really kind of helped Travis Kelce relax and calm down and there's a lot of stuff behind the scenes Eric Bana me does so we just don't know about and I'm really curious to see Kansas City can capitalize on their final year with him. Can they win a Superbowl with Eric be enemy before he you know goes away and can get can they get to basically before they lose their economy? Now the bills were not good. The Buffalo Bills is two weeks in a row now where they just looked like a mess. They look very very bad. You know, it's one thing to lose. It's another thing Buffalo got physically dominated at home. It's not good not good at all and two weeks from now on November 1st. We have the Patriots at the Buffalo Bills and I'm really really curious between that they have Buffalo as a game the Jets to clean things up and to figure things out but Buffalo's gotta get things figured out very very quickly or else they're going to get embarrassed by the Patriots on November 1st. And I just I'm telling you two weeks in a row, but like really really bad they have to bounce back next week and you know learn and clean things up next week for the Jets and the two weeks from now the Patriots the bills they look bad two weeks in a row and that's that cannot cannot happen. If you want to be a playoff team we've been talking about the bills. I have at least as a team that can make a deep playoff run. And two weeks ago, they got embarrassed by the Titans and then they got dominated up front on the defensive line by the Kansas City Chiefs against a lot of backups. That's not good. And so the bills got to clean things up and make play better off if they want to be a team that really truly can make the Deep playoff run everyone's talking about and the expectations are in Buffalo. For a guy's I'm going to take another break whenever turn we'll talk about the New York Giants and the Washington football team the Giants one that'll be fun to talk about that and then we'll end the day by talking about the page him at Georgia game from Saturday. My name is Akshay Kumar. I'm take a short break. I will be right back. All right, we are backed. Hope you're doing well. I watched a jump in and talk about the Washington football team. So in case you don't know. On Sunday the New York Giants beat the Washington football team twenty two nineteen. And first of all, this game came down to one play Washington scored a touchdown with thirty-six seconds left Kyle and threw a touchdown made the game 20-19 and so Washington had a two-point conversion. They were going for it at the end of the game going for the win moved. And as a football fan with no steak either side. I loved it. The drama was fun. It's interesting. Now Washington fans. A lot of them were mad that I saw were mad that their team went for two at the end of the game. Honestly, I didn't mind the call because I'm really not sure how you're more likely to win the game going to overtime in that game. It's a pretty even game could go either way and when you have control of your situation, why not take advantage of that why why test fate and go to overtime? I don't see any reason that you have control. You have one play if you win if you get the new Point Break and you win the game, it's over and I actually totally understand, you know, Riverboat Ron. There's that whole thing and Ron of her I understand the decision here because you had the power in your hand you controlled your own destiny and over time things can happen. They can get the ball they can score quickly or whatever touchdown wins the game. So I really totally understand and appreciate wrong thinking here. We have the power we get the to my conversion. We win the game. I understand it. I get it, you know, you can win the game at this one play. I support that I totally agreed with the call. Yeah, it's risky, but you sometimes have to take risk to win and I thought it was the right move at the divisional game. I supported the call now washing it in my opinion. They're very well-coached and I they make mistakes but it's often not coaching. I really I think they're often their problem is a lack of talent now, I am all in on Ron Rivera. I buy it it's working. I believe in him that's cool to be able to say that long because where they lack Talent they often have been making up for it with execution and I really just think that man this team. I'm excited to watch Juan Rivera grow with this organization because In like three years from now washing is going to have a lot more Talent they're going to have draft picks and they're going to have you know, they're going to sign some free agents and I really am very very excited to see where this team goes down the road as they add more and more talent to the roster. And I also want to maintain one thing I maintain the fact that Kyle Allen bar none if the best quarterback on their roster right now remember Dwayne Haskins got benched he was not active for the game against New York Alex Smith like you like him. Is it cool story? But Kyle Allen is in my opinion. I think he's duct tape. I don't think he's the long-term answer but he's definitely the best quarterback they have on the roster right now in spite of his mistakes. He made some high-level throws on Sunday. I really liked what I saw now I saw some other stuff I didn't like yet. I really I am remember a throw to Terry McLaurin on third down in the dirt. I went. Oh, that's not good. He had two interceptions and you can kind of if you want it's one of those rare moments where you can kind of pick your truth with Kyle Allen where if you want to focus on the negatives, you can if you want to focus on the positives you can because you can say well washing and lost the game because of Thailand's interception and it's late fumble sure know if you want to say that you can write you can say they lost because of the turnovers, but if you're going to say that you also have to acknowledge that the only reason Washington was even in the game was because of all the positive plays to Kyle Allen made and he made some really great deals yet throw to Logan Thomas in the corner for the touchdown. He had a great throw on page eighteen. Maybe I guess it was third in five at the end of the game work Island through through for 18 yards. And what wow that's a big-time throw the two touchdowns were great. I don't love Kyle. I'm not like oh, yeah, Kyle Allen quarterback in the future. I'm not some crazy person. So I don't love the guy but I really like him. He's doing some good stuff enough for me to say let's keep seeing what he's got. I think Kyle Allen is their most consistent and most solid stable quarterback. They have in Washington. Now, I was a really really surprised that if you told me going into the game washing was only going to have one sack whole game. I'd be like, no that's not possible because Washington has this crazy talented defense of line. They have Ryan Kerrigan Montez sweat Chase young drawn page. Jonathan Allen, I just listed five first-round picks on their defensive line. Now as a group combined, they only had one sack one sack the entire game like where's Chase young what's going on? And I was very surprised at how things played out. I really would have thought that the Giants would have given up more sacks to wash and and the only gave up one I'll gain kind of crazy to me and I gotta say it was really really impressed with the Giants. Rookie left tackle Anthony. What is it Andrew Thomas apologize for my notes and thought he was the number four overall pick in the NFL draft. He played like it on Sunday. He was phenomenal now, it's not to say that I know this is going to This is going to lose some people right because you look at the numbers and your exact you're on drugs. Are you crazy now? I understand that. I've got a lot of patience for Daniel Jones. I think the Giants quarterback Daniel Jones. Is playing very well considered, you know considering the situation around him people are being very very hard on Daniel Jones and I get that the numbers look terrible, but consider that it was a crazy offseason. He's got a new system a new coaching staff saquon Barkley got hurt. There's not a lot of round him. Daniel Jones is in a bad situation and all things considered. I think he's doing fairly. Okay, I think there is a lot of Not a growth he needs to do and his stats are awful. And I know I'll get crucified for saying I think Daniel Jones is playing fairly. Well given what's around him but he's young. He's learning and I mean there's a third one that really stands out to me aware washing his defense blitzed General Jones recognized. He saw there was a blitz he found his hair out to the running back through a great touch pass over the over top of linebacker for a first down a great read. It's a great execution. That's a great throw found US Route that's it's rare for a Young quarterback people to to be able to identify a blitz. I almost I look at what age they have Jason Garrett's the new offensive coordinator in New York and there are times where you see. Yeah, this this would have been a play you called for you call play for Daniel Jones think it's Daniel Jones has a very similar skill set to Dak Prescott, but surprisingly I go. Wow that's execution. I don't know what that we would have seen from even Dak Prescott. So there are moments where I go in Daniel Jones making very good mental. Jason's now too many turnovers, but he also had a big 49-yard run. Wow, the physically you can move he's doing some good stuff on third down. Now the numbers are off got three touchdowns passing and six interceptions. That's I can't defend that. I know how bad that looks but I'll be honest. I personally want to give Daniel Jones. Till the end of the year, I guess before I come down with the hammer of judgement and say your career is over your terrible though. I don't see why people are so quick to just bail on Daniel Jones. I want to recognize the situation. He's in what's going on around him and Daniel Jones. I want to give him some patients. Not just because I think you might improve it's it's not fair life's not fair, but I've seen enough good for Daniel Jones where I go, huh? Let's pause and let's wait to see what he can do because let's give the guy to a week 16 17 before we really are so critical for like, let's walk forever Lawrence and let's see what Daniel Jones has. You know, how the year goes on with him before he'd completely jump ship on Daniel Jones. That's all I'm saying. I know people are going to be crazy angry about that cuz his numbers look really really bad but appearances aren't everything. And what I saw on Sunday against Washington was there was a moment of execution. Wow, that's all things considered fairly good. Now, I knew how the game was going to end. I knew that there were they going to be a moment where I guess all I knew was the final score when I started watching the game live I could day later after the game. It happened. I watched it on Monday night and I saw as the game is going on. It was I believe 1313 at one point and I went was thirteen thirteen man. How cool would it be if Washington scored first and then the Giants had this game-winning drive at Daniel we never got that moment. I never saw that was disappointing cuz I really was hoping like maybe it's 13390 the Giants win 2219. Maybe we see Daniel Jones get this really cool game winning drive and we didn't get that moment, right the events made a play and I was disappointed in that. But I'm just telling you I know I sound like a crazy person but let's be a little bit page and let's give the end of Jones a little bit more time. There's been enough good that I've seen where I went. I'm going to pause going to wait and see what else Daniel Jones can do as a year goes on. I want to end the show by talking about, Alabama and Georgia. So on Saturday Alabama beat Georgia 41 to 24. I think it shouldn't be forgotten that Georgia actually LED this game at Halftime. It's very easy to forget that fact like oh, yeah, Georgia was up 24-20 at halftime and then bam except scoring in Georgia just did not score again, you know second half at all and in the end Georgia really couldn't overcome their Young quarterback stats and Bennett's three interceptions that really hurt them that really cost them. But I gotta say I really would enjoy watching a rematch of this game. I think if if she can play cleaner at quarterback. There's a game here man, that'd be really really fun to watch and I don't know I guess really what I'm saying. Is that I'm excited for the SEC Championship Game. Whether it's Alabama playing Georgia or Florida. It's going to be really really fun. And you know, we I think in two weeks three weeks from now, we have Alabama. Sorry, we had Georgia playing Florida. I I can't wait man. It's going to be fun. The way the SEC is going to play out as a year goes on it's going to be really really exciting to watch now. So George was in this game. I want to give Alabama quarterback Mac Jones a lot of credit because this dude is a legit Heisman Contender Mac Jones is like said, hey pay attention to me. I'm good. I deserve to be in the conversation and he does the Judas legit leading up to this game. I kept hearing about how great George's defense is everyone is saying George has got this incredible events of the best defense in the in college football. Matt Jones lit them up at 417 yards passing for touchdowns. I guess it doesn't hurt that Alabama has the best receiving core in the country, but I still want to say like Mac Jones delivered and showed up big time in this game. Now. I live in the Pacific Northwest meaning that you don't hear a lot about Alabama where I live and when you do hear about Alabama, you hear two names you hear Jaylen waddle and Najee Harris all the time. Those are the two names that really really stand out to me like all these names of Alabama all the time. And so I don't I'm sure that in the South you hear, you know, Devante Smith a lot. But in case anybody hasn't heard that name Devonte Smith Devante smith-pelly receiver from Alabama. You have to know his name. He's really really good against Georgia Devante Smith had 11 catches a hundred and sixty seven yards receiving into touchdowns and the dude is a strange. I mean, he just had catch after catch after catch up to catch him. Wow is Devante Smith guy? Just hit Davante Adams. I meant Devante Smith. I said the wrong day. My apologize Devante Smith has a name. You need to know at, Alabama. He's a star receiver. He's going to be an NFL receiver. He's phenomenal man. Oh my gosh. I was so impressed with him against Georgia. Now. My final thought is I want to end the show by talking about Nick, Saban, Alabama. There's one aspect of Nick Saban that just does not get enough credit. And I know it's kind of cliche like everybody talks about Nick Saban how great he is. He's a genius and yada yada, but I did a topic recently about Mike Zimmer the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings and how Mike Zimmer and Mike Zimmer's deep his offensive philosophy is a really holding back Minnesota. He's a defense of my Tech coach to wants to run the ball and he kind of traits throwing the football as like this horrible evil thing. You have to overcome and Nick Saban is also a defensive-minded head coach and what that means is that as the head coach of Alabama Nick Saban hires other people to run and design the offense his football team has I think it's worth appreciating the Nick Saban is really really done a good job of evolving with the times. You know, they throw the ball all over the yard at Alabama. I'm watching that Georgia game going off the throne again and again and again, just just dotting the ball all over the field then again, you got the best receivers and college football. But Alabama go watch Alabama ten years ago. And then watch them today. They really have adapted with the times and Nick save and facilitated that Nick Saban had the foresight to go. Yeah, we got a higher Innovative coaches who throw a football and that's part of the game. Now you have to develop and again as I talked about Mike Zimmer, there are defensive-minded coaches in football at all levels that have a hard time adapting with the X. Offense and you know, they put handcuffs on their offense. They don't let them do certain things. They limit them. Nick Saban has not done that at all. He's been very very comfortable with Evolution with chains. And that's on the side of the ball that he doesn't control the office. He's a defensive guy something else always runs his offenses. And the way that Nick Saban has just allowed change and allowed growth and allowed Evolution on offense. I think that deserves credit that kind of hit me as I'm watching George, Alabama. Wow, that's like Nick Saban really has allowed a lot of change to go on with his offenses and go watch Alabama ten years ago and watch them on Saturday. They're just completely different ethnic saving allowed that to happen. He made that happen. He facilitated that Nick Saban deserves a lot of credit for his foresight and his willingness to evolve and change with his football teams offenses. All right guys, it's only have thank you so very much for tuning in. I really appreciate you. I just I I got four more games to watch. I got a lot of I'm going to watch the Eagles the Ravens literally like well this show uploads. I'll be watching Eagles Ravens this morning. Hope you're doing well. I got up really early early to record this and I just take care about you. I'm thinking about you. I'm really excited. I'm doing NFL week 6 predictions versus reality might hope is pray to God, and I don't hear know there. I hope I can get that out before Thursday Night Football. If not, I'll be recording literally during Thursday Night Football. It depends on how much sleep I can get between now and then, but we'll do predictions versus reality for NFL week 6, I think it'll be really really fun and I love life about you. Hope you have a great day, but I'm bam we are done.

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#325 Wildcard Weekend Day 2 Recap, Browns, Ravens, Saints & Ask Zac

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#325 Wildcard Weekend Day 2 Recap, Browns, Ravens, Saints & Ask Zac

"Oh my goodness. Good morning. Good afternoon. Whatever it is for you. I hope you're having a fantastic day. My name is Zach shomler. This is strong opinions boards episode 325 and I got a very short episode today really too big topics that I would say are like topics. We'll talk about Wild Card Weekend day to the Saints game played the Ravens the Titans were going to talk about the Browns. Oh my goodness. I can't believe what happened. Well ended the show with ask Zach. I got a couple of questions a couple of video game questions actually in case anybody cares. What I thought about video games should be fun there. I want to start though it to kind of brief kind of podcast exclusive topics. I want to share number one the Eagles fired their head coach Doug Peterson. And I want to just take a deep breath like okay, let me think on it. Let me see you on it for a night. I'll cover it tomorrow. We'll talk about the national championship tomorrow. We'll talk about Doug Pederson. I want to digest a little bit. I want to call some people and make some phone calls tonight got a couple of calls lined up and I want to just dive in and do it justice and I just don't feel ready to talk about it. I want to really try to walk take it everything. I possibly can before I talk about Doug Peterson or what happened there in Philadelphia. Remember to let me first of all, let me complain very briefly. I watch a couple of YouTube channels one of my favorite YouTube channel wage. It's a couple call Damon and Beck they do like they started doing like van builds like building a van and driving around the world. Now, they're building a cabin in the woods and Canada and I look at their YouTube comments and I'm like, no way people are so nice to them. Oh my gosh, I get nice comments for sure. Like some of you guys are great all my goodness some of the people I feel like my comments kill like game. Percent worse than a lot of other YouTube channels and I don't know maybe it's not fair to compare. I don't know. I must watch really wholesome positive people. I feel like I'm pretty positive and try the best I can wow, people are brutal and angry a my comments suggestions every single episode. I want to talk about the Houston Texans very briefly. I got called dishonest I got called. I don't I don't I don't I really don't need to worry about it. I don't remember what everybody everybody said, but people are very angry about my topic about John Watson and I look I actually I was very patient. I waited a long time. I didn't cover that story for about a week just waiting and waiting trying to gather as much information as I possibly could and Main criticism and it might be a fair criticism a main criticism of mine that people have had that people have had of me I guess is people saying that the Texans were not snubbed by Eric Bennett. So I said that the the Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric be enemy doesn't want anything to do with the Houston Texans head coaching job now people home. Back saying well, no, the Texans decided not to interview him. I've heard both of heard that the Texans didn't want to interview him. I've also heard that Eric be enemy doesn't want anything to do with the job. Maybe it's both maybe the reason why the Sean Watson's under the impression that his team didn't want to interview him. It's cuz he didn't want to be interviewed by them. I don't have no idea. I've heard both things and so I just want to be transparent. I don't know what true I've done the best I can here and a lot of people are very mad at me. So I got wrong. I'm a liar my god, dude. I've heard both actually so I know I don't actually know I've done a lot of research sense and I can't figure out who ignored who and who doesn't want who else either way. I truly believe there's a gigantic mess in Houston right now with Cal McNair the owner and the stereo the GM and the Sean Watson their quarterback and there's people are miscommunicating people off each other. I've heard a Shaun Watson. It's very like when there's a quote out there. Someone said that when the DeAndre Hopkins straight happened, his anger level was a tattoo compared to this now his anger levels at home. And now I mean, he's way more angry and he's ever been to the Houston Texas organization. Very frustrated. I just want to acknowledge that though if I got it wrong, I don't mean to make anybody mad. I just I am doing the very thing I can I will say so I don't actually think it matters to the story. The point about DeShaun Watson is there is a gigantic problem. They're they're going to have to trade him or make him happy. Something's going to change in Houston doesn't really matter whether or not the enemy was interviewed or didn't want to be interviewed like that's minutia in my opinion. And so I apologize made anybody mad who the best home and I will say another interesting Wrinkle in the story. It makes the Texans look even worse is that apparently kalmak near the owner? Completely ignored the consulting firm. He hired to help him in the general manager search. This is a common thing college teams do it and if all teams do it, it's a consulting firm that helps them with hiring people and I guess the Houston Texans owner, McNair was given feedback on who he should hire and given some advice and he just ignored all of it wasting hundreds of millions of dollars or hundreds of millions hundreds of thousands of dollars and millions thousands hundreds of thousands of dollars of this company's time and money and resources trying to they were trying to help him. Calm ignore ignore it everybody in hired Nick Caserio doing his own thing. I've heard that Nick Acero might actually be a good hire so I don't I don't know but I just know that the point of that story is there is a big problem in Houston, and I just I personally am excited to see how long holds but I I don't whatever I do the best I could. I I want to shift gears real quick want you to imagine that you're driving your car and imagine that in order to check your speedometer check how fast you're going your speed you had a log into a program off driving your car and then in order to check your fuel level had to log into a completely different program. I use another password. Hey, what's going on here? 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I also really liked the Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield. I might be only person I guess who I like bacon, but I like the commercials. I like what he does. I like him as a person. I root for life. I shamelessly I would like to see Baker and Cleveland succeed. They've been a terrible franchise for years and watching them when a playoff game yesterday. Oh man. It was so much fun. So crazy. So first of all, the Browns are playing this game without their head coach Kevin stefanski. He tested positive for covid-19. NFL playoffs a lot of stuff going on. It's really just all mental and making sure your checked in got the game plan down. So I think maybe not practicing might have even actually helped Cleveland, but going into the game. I I had no. Hope of Cleveland winning I gave them no shot. I thought they were screwed. I was like, hey, they made the playoffs. I'm happy. That's good enough for me. So when I watched the game, I was shocked I could not believe what I was seeing. I wish my dad had been with him and my dad he came over for the game the night before Washington in the Buccaneers. I could not have predicted what happened. I could have not predicted that the Browns would be up 35 to 10 at halftime the Browns 1:48 to 37. And oh man, it was crazy. It's a Browns first playoff win since 1995. It's the Browns first road playoff win being the away team since nineteen sixty nine years and years and years and I here's why it's so cool. Just imagine this. It's been years in the making think about your life time being aware of the Cleveland Browns organization. You're probably not a fan you may or may not be I've just always been home of the Cleveland Browns and felt really kind of tragically bad for them. But like The Little Engine That Could That Never quite could they had Tim Couch as quarterback. They had Brandon Wheat and Brady Quinn Johnny Manziel. That's just wrong. A few of the times that the Browns have tried to get a franchise quarterback and become a winning franchise and Baker Mayfield was the quarterback that made it happen. You want a playoff game Browns to the playoffs and the first place not by himself. They got a good team around him a baker in this game was Twenty-One 434 passing had 263 yards three touchdowns one was a screen pass, but I'll give him a pass Council touchdown past Baker and no turnovers. So that's the key to me. He played a very clean game played smart football made good decisions got rid of the ball very quickly was aware of the pass rush and I'm happy birthday Baker. I'm so happy for Cleveland. And oh man, I just it was a surprise cuz I could have never thought that would happen. I'm like no way the browser not going to win this game and they did and not only did they win the game. They were up 28 nothing in the first quarter. It's crazy to me. Now. It does have to be acknowledged that Pittsburgh handed them a lot of points. First of all the very first play of the game maurkice Pouncey Z nine-time Pro Bowl center for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He's a pro bowler this year snap the ball up over Big Ben Roethlisberger's head and the brakes are covered the bad snap for a touchdown bam. First play seven nothing like oh what a crazy way to start the game and then it got worse and worse and worse than a two interceptions and a three-and-out and the Steelers had three turnovers just in the first quarter by the end of the game. The Steelers had five total turnovers Big Ben had yeah. He had five hundred yards passing. He had four touchdown passes. Oh, yeah, by the way, Big Ben also had four interceptions. Oh, that's not good. That's very very bad off and I just the Steelers played terrible. They didn't show up. They looked disorganized. They did not look on the same page. There was a play where Eric Ebron probably should have stopped in the window Big Ben thought he was dead. Eric Ebron kept going it's a guy open who ran the wrong route and miscommunicated with the quarterback. It was not good. It wasn't pretty and it's just it's insane to me how far the Steelers have fallen from where they once were dead at one point during this season. I made a video I talked about how I believe that the Pittsburgh Steelers were a playoff team. They were running the ball very well playing good defense. They had receivers making plays left and right. Do you have to Johnson Chase Claypool Juju Smith Schuster, the guy had good running backs, like everything was running a very very smoothly for Pittsburgh early on this year. And in the second half of the year, they fell apart. They couldn't run the ball effectively. They their playmaking receiver suddenly stopped making plays dropped passes like crazy Eric Ebron, Jack Johnson was a massive culprit. It just got worse and worse and worse and Chase Claypool emerged as a really good player, but it's like man, it was so disappointing to watch this really capable football team would fall apart and I just not to mention they had injuries on defense and made things even worse. They're they're probably the strength of their team their defense really got Kimpton fell apart as injuries piled up and the brown sorry the Steelers completely fell apart the Steelers just one point where a team I was very impressed with playing they were playing great football. I mean you can say well there were always signs. They weren't going very good. They're always overrated say what you want. They were playing fantastic football early on in the year and it just fell apart man. It's it's a It's a collapse a complete collapse the Pittsburgh Steelers and I want to really quickly touch on Juju Smith Schuster. Juju had a quote earlier this week and I don't know the intention if you watch the video of JuJu talking about it. It sounds like just trying to stir the pot but Juju how to quote. He said basically the Browns is the Browns and they're the same team we play every year in there. There's just a bunch of dudes just kind of not giving the Browns any credit saying they're no different from any every other year. I play the Cleveland Browns and when you look at that bad quote which became a big deal and became a very much a motivating factor for the Cleveland Browns this week and I think you should never give your opponent. Any reason to have a chip on their shoulder. That's just not smart and then you look at okay. Well Joseph also had moments where he had Tick Tock dances on the logos of opposing team's namely the Cincinnati Bengals who got very very mad. And as a result, that's part of what motivated the Bengals to beat the Steelers game. Earlier this year. So Juniors becoming a distraction Juju is helping motivate other teams to beat Pittsburgh at this point and somebody I don't know that needs to be public or you should be fired or cut but Somebody's gotta talk to Joe and say hey, are you a football player or an Entertainer? If you're an Entertainer, we don't want to hear anymore cuz we're trying to win football games in your becoming a distraction big enough that it's costing our team victories and at least at the minimum making it harder for us to win games. And so I some private conversation needs to happen between Mike Tomlin head coach and JuJu Smith Schuster and say look, what are here for are you here for me. Followers are here to make money and play football. Cuz if you want to have Tik-Tok followers and be an Entertainer this may not be the right place for you to play football anymore. Now let's talk about the bears in the Saints. I'm trying to Rack my brain. This game was a not a very good game the Bears and the Saints for most of the game. It was 7 a.m. Until like Midway through the third quarter. Now the Saints did wind 21 to 9, the berries literally had a touchdown on the final play. Jimmy Graham actually a pretty sweet one handed catch against his former team the page to Orleans Saints New Orleans pulled away late though. They won the game again 21-9. I thought Mitchell trubisky played fairly. Well, he had some mistakes. He had some moments where I thought trubisky had people in vertically down field and he didn't pull the trigger. He just checked it down and made a safe completion and I that's a major frustration of how to Mitchell trubisky four years now, but I also want to say like trubisky had a lot of stuff going against him. His receiver receiving Corps was just not where it should have been hit Allen Robinson. That's great. But Anthony Miller got a ejected Darnell Mooney was out. The Bears have three starters actually out with injuries. They had turned ammonia receiver. They had linebacker Oaklawn Smith didn't play Corner Jaylen Johnson didn't play and this one mistake. So I thought too risky played a fairly. Okay game again didn't push the ball vertically when I wanted him to at times but there were also no glaring interceptions or bad mistakes that were horrible and there was a really really nice really bad play We're Jevon men's dropped a touchdown in the end zone like a perfect throw he's wide open and too risky had it was a beautiful deep ball from trubisky. Oh, wow. That's a great throw page. Giovanni men's dropped it and I just Mims like oh man, you gotta catch up all feel bad for trubisky. I don't know the true risky should be the guy long-term in Chicago. I personally wouldn't bring him back. This was a game what you needed a really really show out and he really did not at risk. He doesn't push the ball vertically well enough in my opinion, but I also want to say like in fairness like his receiving Corps was decimated game. This game but I also like how many times can you make excuses for Mitchell trubisky at some point? It's got to become his problem and his fault and I'm watching Aaron Rodgers win with I mean, you would think Davante Adams Allen Robinson like you have one received a bunch of nobodies. Aaron Rodgers says pretty fine with that idea. So you have one star receiver Allen Robinson and maybe a bunch of nobodies to risk. He's not getting a cut and compare trubisky to Aaron Rodgers is crazy. I know but my point is I every time I watch Mitchell trubisky. I'm just there's something lacking I'm looking for more and hoping for more. It's not happening. Now. The saints were solid debris along pretty well. I thought had a really slow start. I was I mean there was a point where you're like are they say, it's going to lose this game. What's going on? Why is it still 7 to 3 really again? Just not a very exciting game in my opinion. I thought the best part of this game really was that the game was also broadcast on Nickelodeon if you if anybody has a chance go look at videos videos on YouTube of the game from Nickelodeon It Off. Amazing. Oh my goodness. You had SpongeBob between the uprights for field goals. You had wacky Graphics all over the place. It was a fun tone. You had slash after touchdowns where they slimed like, you know, I guess digitally like at you know in After Effects and I just I don't know if we'll ever get this again, but I saw Nickelodeon was just in a special weird presentation the NFL quirky fun my girlfriend loved it. So I I would actually love to see that happen more. I think it would bring more people into watch football cuz they'd be there for the key in the fun stuff. Not necessarily that they're like, they're lukewarm on football, but they'll watch for the other fun entertainment and it's fun watching these grown men get slimed, you know, like with you know VFX. Basically, it's like home so weird and silly and fun and I had a great time at that now next week the Buccaneers play the Saints in the the NFL playoffs and I believe that the Buccaneers are going to be at the Saint Louis. I'll do it predictions topic later this week, but I just want to put that out there now the outside of the week in my opinion if it's even upset is Tampa Bay and Tom Brady beating the Saints next week beating Drew Brees at home in New Orleans. You're playing the Saints and the Buccaneers are playing for the third time this year and there are times where a team is beat the same team three times in one year. It's not impossible but it is a very hard thing to do and I just think man like the Buccaneers have a lot of momentum. They're playing very well. The Saints are not they're playing. Okay, they barely beat the Bears who failed their way into the playoffs. So keep writing the Buccaneers going to be the Saints next week in the NFL playoffs start about the final game from day to of Wild Card Weekend the Ravens at the Titans. So Baltimore one 2213, it's Lamar Jackson's first-ever playoff win. Now. I always thought that the kind of narrative about well Lamar Jackson can't win in the playoffs my God still he he lost both games in two years like whatever. I I thought it was always massively overblown, but it was a hard tough fought game really interesting really exciting the Ravens against the Titans is it's really become a public library in my opinion and these two teams do not like each other at all. Now, I'm going to take a shower, but I want to I want to look something up real quick. I'm going to make a cut here. I want to try to figure out why the Ravens didn't shake the wrong hands after the game. My prediction is that it's because of covid-19 pick one reason why Lamar Jackson Lamar Jackson won the game just ran off the field. I don't remember what Lamar said about what happened. I'm going to look it up on 1 second. But my prediction is Lamar was like Hey, the Titans had covid-19. Hey, none of us. We're trying to win a Superbowl. None of us can get sick don't shake their hands were avoiding them. We don't want to get covid-19 look it up and find out what happened. I'm going to make a cut and log. What I find. Wow. Okay, so I looked it up. Here's a quote from them are Jackson. I feel like it was just disrespect to see what went on before the game the last time we played those guys and they were standing on her logo and seeing them get into with her head coach that was just disrespectful because we treat all of our opponents with respect. It wasn't no reason for us to shake hands and stuff. Like that will be the big bad guy. So we just walked off the field. I feel like we were being the bigger guys. Wow. I thought it would have been coping. I really did. I was like hm. Okay. No, it's not. This is a real rivalry between two teams that really do not like each other and it wasn't about now trying to get sick or not test positive next week. It's really just these two teams did not want to shake hands the Ravens didn't want to stir the pot get in trouble for next week. Wow, really cool stuff. I you know that I I saw them are just run away and I was like, huh? It's interesting. Now, we know why and that's actually even more juicy and more fun than I would have thought now the more had a bad interception. You left a ball way too far off. Side on a throw down the right sideline. Other than that though. I thought that Lamar could have been a little more sharp in the Red Zone. He had a couple throws where he was late. But the more played a really good game and kind of that the highlight of play in my mind when I think about Lamar Jackson how we played on Sunday. He had this wild 48-yard touchdown run where he escaped his sack ran up. The middle just was gone. Like he just a bulb just a flash was gone up the middle and down up the middle