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2.3 Carolina

The Political History of the United States

25:09 min | 9 months ago

2.3 Carolina

"Hello and welcome to the political history of the United States episode two Point Three Carolina. Last week we spent our time going back and covering the province of Maryland in the case of Maryland. I admittedly should have covered it last season because yet most of those events would fit better than in the case of Carolina. However this episode is exactly where it belongs. My plan with Carolina is to have a short series of two episodes to cover its creation and early years so this is not going to be anything like our epic dive through New England or even our treatment of Virginia in Jamestown so without further delay was dive in and look at the founding of Carolina. If you look at a map you'll see. That Jamestown is located in Virginia. If you look to the south of Virginia you're going to have to go all the way down to Florida before you reach the next European colony specifically Spanish Florida. Not surprisingly the English had noticed this large amount of uninhabited land for the taking. Of course it wasn't really uninhabited. But that really doesn't pose much of a hindrance for the English. We will come back to that issue here in in a few moments the initial claim on. Carolina. Kim Back in sixteen twenty nine made by Sir Robert Heath. Carolina was intended to be a haven for the fridge. Humans now and here comes the real. Shocker Charles the I was just not feeling well he did go ahead and give the grant to heath. It was very clearly laid out that it was meant for members of the Church of England for. He's this made the entire Endeavor Alba pointless heath would never end up actually starting a colony or acting on the grant after the death of Charles. The first there was an attempt by the heath family to make their claim to the land. But Charles. The second wasn't having any of this either and declared the claim invalid. The next major tempted colonization would come. In the early sixteenth sixties the biggest hindrance to English expansion to the south had been fear of Spanish. Reprisal if you recall from episode one point six by the Middle Part of the sixteenth century Spain had become the dominant power in the Americas despite their growing influence however they kept a relatively small foothold. In what would become the United States? Well they did concede hold Florida. They never really had a sustained expansion to the north with said however the threat of Spanish aggression had long been a concern of the English which explains why there is such a large buffer zone to the south of Virginia however following the peace of Westphalia. The Spanish Empire entered into a long and gradual period of decline. Their decline as a colonial power had begun in sixteen fifty five when the English captured Jamaica with Spanish power. Now on the wane. The English felt comfortable expanding their holdings to the south of Virginia. The English had become increasingly interested in the prospects that the American colonies had in regards to their sheer amount of land added. We saw up in Maryland. English landholders realized that they could substantially increase the size of their holdings in North America beyond that the English monarch had maintain a hands off approach to this point for somebody looking to start a colony. The idea of having a literal fiefdom was interesting. Prospect in example of this type of settlement surviving was easy enough to find as well. All one had to do is look at our friend. Lord Baltimore up in Maryland here. You had an English landlord who was interested in expanding his holdings the province of Maryland offered this opportunity to do just that and discuss a moment ago. Baltimore had near total control over his colony with Spanish influence on the decline. It meant that there was less of a danger of aggression from the Spanish. Should the English settle further South Than Virginia? A Spanish decline came at a super convenient time for the English as well. The English discovered the cash crop. That was sugar. The probably sugar is that much like tobacco. It is a labor intensive and land intensive crop. Now there are various ways to deal with the incoming labor shortage this includes having more colonists over indentured servants yes slaves. The land on the other hand was a bigger concern. The islands of the West indies at were basically exhausted. There was a major shortage of available. Where you could grow sugar? And the soil itself was becoming increasingly drained of nutrients this shortage of lament that the cost to produce sugar was rapidly increasing. The effect of this is that sugar production fell completely into the hands of wealthy landlords and squeezed. Poor planters right out of the game. This increasingly angry mass was desperate for opportunities that were simply becoming less and less available throughout the islands of the Caribbean enter. Sir John Colton Colton was born in sixteen o eight as the second son of Peter Colton growing up in Dover Colton was of some means but would truly see himself ascent to prominence during the English civil war Colton spent the war fighting alongside the king and the royalists where he was marked with distinction. Earning the commission Colton would end up commend his own regiment. However as we know the royalists did not win the English Civil Wars Colton would end up having his land seized by parliamentary forces and cultured himself was forced to flee England or the relative safety of the English Colony Barbados. Colton would then spend the next decade as a sugar planter on that island. Seeing the less shortage Colton recognized that. The West indies were becoming over saturated to the point. There was little opportunity for anybody. Other than the wealthiest landlords Colton had good personal connections from his time in the war and was close personal friends with William Berkeley. The governor in Virginia Colton had become tied to the Berkeley family during the civil war. As it was William Berkeley's brother John Berkeley who would grant the commission to Colton? During that war John Berkeley is going to come up again here shortly as he is going to become one of the founders of the province of New Jersey. The situation in England had also changed by this time. Oliver Cromwell had died in Sixteen. Fifty eight upon his death is son. Richard Cromwell became the Lord Protector of England. The problem however is that Richard was definitely not his father without going into details as they are not really important for our story. Richard would end up resigning as Lord. Protector and England turned to the son of Charles. I who had been hanging out in exile in the Spanish Netherlands Charles. The second was brought back to England and was officially recognized as King on May Twenty Ninth Sixteen Sixty. I think recognized as king because to his credit. Charles the second had been telling everybody for the past decade that he was in fact the king the difference is it took until May of sixteen sixty before. Anybody really decided that it was time to listen to him or Colton. This presented him with new Charles. The second did in fact recalled those who had remained loyal not only to his father but to how Stewart in general Colton marking these check boxes found himself in a perfect position joining together with the Berkeley brothers as well as the Barbados Plantation. Owner Anthony Cooper. They set out with a plan to colonize the Carolinas. The Carolinas were a perfect place for such an ambitious project. Unlike on the islands of the West indies there was absolutely no shortage of land in North America. In fact to my Colton Carolina must have seemed like nearly infinite amounts of land. Picking up a handful of other major investors along the way including Edward Hyde. George Manek Sir. George Carteret and William Craven the Earl of Craven. The men mentioned above were not just wealthy but carried with them. Large amounts of influence monarch had been a pivotal player. Making the restoration happen. Hide was the king's chief minister. Not only did these men have money for the project but they had the power and influence to make it a reality on March twenty fourth sixteen sixty three. Their request was granted. Charles the second issue to grant to the eight men that gave them control of everything south of the thirty six parallel down to the state Mathis River near the border of Florida. Now oddly enough. I can't actually find anything to tell me. Worthy see Mathis River actually was as it appears to have been renamed so my awesome listeners. I would love an answer to this as anybody knows looking at a map. I suspect that the State Mathis River is now saint. Mary's on the Florida Georgia state line. However beyond me making what I think. Is it educated? Guess I've got zero to back me up on this so if you know the answer want to help me out please do either way Colton. And his company had just been given a very significant grant of lead. And we're now ready to jump into colonization game understanding the difficulty of getting people to pack up from England and travel across the Atlantic. The plan was to get settlers into the Carolina in a different way. Instead of looking across the Atlantic for colonists the focus was instead play some people much closer to that location. This gave several advantages over trying to get people in England up route. I as we SANJIV sound. The trip was extremely rough on one's health. Not only was the journey across the Atlantic. Excel FRAUGHT WITH DANGER. But things did not get much better. Once you arrived in colonial America the difference in climate led to long periods of acclimation and typically a high mortality rate having to learn the land and figure out how to survive took time and came at great expense to the colony. We spent a ton of time on this last season when we looked at the early struggles at Jamestown Wolves Plymouth. The Carolina investors had no interest in repeating these mistakes instead. They wanted something that will be immediately able to get on. Its own two feet and quickly become profitable recruiting. People already in. The new world meant that they will be able to avoid the worst of the process of acclamation. Secondly Colton was keenly aware of the land shortage in the West indies. He knew that there was already a large population place that was anxious for opportunity to make a profit with the land shortages. It was practically impossible for them to carve out a place in the West indies however the prospect of coming to Carolina afforded them the chance to establish their own plantations. Colton having spent a decade in exile in Barbados focused his efforts there. Laghouat named are proprietors as being the absolute proprietors of the colony. So much as it was in Maryland are a proprietors are going to essentially be running their own little kingdom. So let's spend some time looking at the charter itself and figuring out what we can learn from it in the beginning of the charter. It is interesting to take notice of the position of England in regards to the native Americans. The first paragraph grants the land in order to enlarge the empire and means of England and clean those parts of America that are not yet cultivated or planted and only inhabited by some barbarous people who have no knowledge of the Almighty God contrast that to what we discussed way back in episode one point seven as we looked at the English attempts to justify the fact that the lead was in fact not open clearly here in sixteen sixty three that has moved from being something of concern to little more than an afterthought of course a lot had happened over the past half century. One must question just how much of an effect the sixteen twenty two massacre in Jamestown add on the long-term relationship between the Indians and the English. Certainly as we see from this Charter. The Indians were essentially being written off as odd relevant. Not surprisingly the Connie was set up with the official station. Religion being the Church of England. The proprietor of the colony would have had the ability to build and found churches. However all of them were required to be both Christian and essentially falling within the bounds and limits of the ecclesiastical laws of England. There is nothing surprising about this. Considering the Charles the second was back into power at this point of the proprietors they had nearly unlimited power within the colony they had the right to sell and lease land pass lawn issues taxes so long as the laws being passed not in violation of the laws of England. They pretty much do what they wanted. For the more they have the ability to raise forces fight wars when needed and if needed declare martial law in order to put down insurrections as was pretty common. There was a standard provisions that things needed to be done upon the consent of the Freemen of the colony however it should also be noted that should emergency situations arise. There was a bypass mechanism in place for the proprietors. The eight providers also had the ability to pass their shares of the colony down to the heirs. This is an important distinction moving forward as it means that the power of the Connie was forever tied up in these men. We will see down the roadways that one Carolina transitions to a crown colony. England is going to end up buying out seven of the proprietors and essentially repurchasing the colony from the heirs of the original eight. The charter granted the ability to licensing trade and import whatsoever. The free nature of this provision and trade is going to be hugely influential in the growth of the colony. Likewise this is one of those genie's that England is never going to be able to put back into the bottle the American colonies are always going to recoil anytime. There's an attempt to limit their trade free-trade through the colonies is a key characteristic and is something that is ultimately going to help define the prosperity of the colonies the promoters of the Connie how the right to grant titles to those living within the colony. This may seem like a minor thing however it really goes more to show the power of the proprietors in effect. They were extraordinarily powerful landlords with the key difference being that they had an ocean in between them an inland these decisions. Such as granting titles selling ladd and the ability to raise armies taxes are born out of the pragmatic need for leadership. When actually reading the charter it becomes clear that the king at least to some degree recognized the difficulty that he was going to have personally ruling over the colony for the monarch the best and really only option was to make sure that those in power in the colonies were loyal to the monarch beyond that the rule of the king over the colony was actually somewhat tenuous shirt. Nobody was talking about independence. However but for the loyalty of his governors and landlords. The king held little actual power in the colonies. This is going to be a big deal in time but relative freedom from the home islands is something that the colonies will come to hold as a central part of their existence when England attempts to turn the clock back on that and take more of an active hand. In controlling the colonies resistance will become the order of the day the Charter of Carolina granted wide ranging powers to the proprietors. It gave them the power to work. Essentially as kings in their dominion as long as they kept everything within the bounds of the laws of England. They could basically do what they pleased that. We're GONNA come back to this next week and spend much more time focusing on the fundamental constitution of the province of Carolina. This is going to give us a chance to see how the government ends up being. Set Up to finish up for this week. I want to take just a little bit of time to discuss those early years in Carolina despite the attempts to recruit settlers from within the colony. What we still have seen is a series of starts and stops during the first several years of the colonies existence. It won't be until sixteen sixty nine six years after the original grant that we see an actual holiday really take root within the province of Carolina following the grant to our proprietors. Things got off to a rather slow start in the colony for the first several years. All the activities spent on scouting in exploration missions. Now these missions did have their place and ultimately would prove to be beneficial for the colony with Virginia and New England advance scouting is minimal at best. John Smith had sailed up to the general vicinity of the New England coastline around Cape Cod. But it isn't like he had really hit the ground order. Any kind of in-depth scouted in Virginia. It was even worse recalled that when the settlers landed in sixty seven they found the first clearly uninhabited plot of land of able and grabbed it as it turns out there was a pretty good reason why none of the local. Indians had settled that pot of land. The water was brackish. It was infested with mosquitoes and the tides basically managed to turn the water around the island into a Cesspool of human waste roanoke of course had existed prior to Jamestown but little was gleaned from the experience as it wasn't really all that close to the settlement Jamestown. It is worth mentioning. That roanoke is actually known. The Modern Day state of North Carolina Not Virginia and about one hundred fifty miles separate the island from the eventual settlement of Jamestown. In both these cases it makes sense why there was little. In the way of advance scouting namely such expeditions were expensive and ultimately impractical a expedition launch from England. For the sake of exploration was always going to be a difficult task. However by the Time Carolina entered into the fray exploration have become far easier. There was substantial English infrastructure already in place throughout North America no longer. Did you have to cross the Atlantic to begin scouting and exploring the landscape? You could just leave. Virginia in terms of getting settlers acclimated to the Environmental Carolina. This is a huge advantage. Over the earlier settlements. Those who are going to settle in Carolina are not walking in blind there. One House unclear expectations of what awaits them. The first real attempt to settle came in sixteen sixty. Five Group of colonists from Barbados agreed to Settle Carolina settling in the Cape Fear Region. The colony would ultimately prove to be short lived. Cape FEAR which is way south of Modern Day Wilmington. North Carolina is a small peninsula located off the coast of the mainland. Little grew on the outcropping in the colony would fail after a short amount of time unlike the original settlement at Jamestown. If a wasn't working the colonists had other options and really didn't need to just rough it out well in the failure at Cape Fear. The providers continued to attempt to entice. New Settlers to come out is sixteen sixty seven. The Treaty of Madrid was signed between England and with L. Getting into great detail about the treaty. Here is what you need to know the Treaty of Madrid into what had been an ongoing commercial war between Spain and England. Now when I say commercial war please understand that. There was some small scale fighting. Mostly IT EVOLVED. Commercial ships taking shots at other commercial ships. Well it never really explained to a full-scale war between England and Spain. The Treaty of Madrid did a lot fused the tensions that existed between the two nations this therefore further removed the chest that the Spanish word wanted to do something crazy like striking out atty settlement in Carolina breathing a sigh of relief. This treaty would tie off a serious concern for potential colonists. Finally in sixteen seventy two hundred colonists from Barbados arrived at the mouth of the Ashley River and founded the settlement of Charlestown located in modern South Carolina Charleston would later become Charleston and this marks the first down in Carolina to survive the Spanish despite the Treaty. Were none too thrilled with this development? Having claimed the entire coastline is part of Florida. However with the new treaty in hand any weakened Spanish empire there was little interest on the part of the Spanish to get into a war with England. Some land they did make an attempt to send a flotilla up to attack but then bad weather came along and everybody just decided to go home knowing that the best defense against possible. Spanish intrusions was having large numbers. The proprietors set out on a plan to rapidly increase. The population of the new colony widespread religious tolerance was offered among the groups. That were going to be tolerated. Were Jews is something that was unusual in the other colonies. Furthermore they had an extraordinarily generous headlight system for every member of a family brought over. There was going to be a grant of one hundred fifty acres. Even an imported slave would increase a claim by medicinal fifty acres. Furthermore just to get people in the door. The land tax was kept extremely low. Just half a pence per acre per year and moreover was totally deferred until sixteen eighty nine. This bone worked well and over the next thirty years between sixteen. Seventy and seventeen hundred the population of Carolina expanded from the original two hundred to arouse sixty six hundred. This massive population growth was key. For a couple of reasons I it provided a degree of safety over the Spanish in Florida. Whose population headlong stagnated around fifteen hundred. The growth of Carolina also meant that the Spanish were largely trapped in Florida sure other opportunities existed for expansion beyond Florida however the Atlantic coast was now entirely in English hands for the Spanish. It had the practical effect of pinning them down in Florida. Not that they were really making overtures to expand beyond Florida anyway. Second it should not be discounted that many of the new arrivals so the Carolina colony were slaves with many of the original columnist. Travelling North from Barbados. This is not a surprising occurrence grinner episode on slavery. We discussed the fact that the slave trade remained far. More active in the West indies than it initially was in North America with settlers coming from Barbados however many of them brought their slaves with them out of the sixty six hundred in the colony of seventeen hundred right around twenty eight hundred or forty two percent of the colony was made up of slaves those coming to Settle Carolina. We're made up generally of middle class farmers and artisans earlier in this episode. We had talked about how the islands of the West indies had become increasingly controlled by the wealthy loan. Large tracts of land the farmers coming to Carolina were made up largely of everybody else those farmers who want to share the pie but just couldn't compete with the wealthier landowners. Carolina was how they planned to get in on the action. As in the other colonies indentured. Servitude was a common thing with about a third of the population falling into that category. This was a particularly great deal for the indentured servant. As at the end of their period of being indentured they received not only basic farming tools but they also received a one hundred acre plot of their own. This would of course comedy steep price. They would have to endure harsh conditions for seven years but after that they suddenly had their own tract of land or their use for many. This was the best often only path they had to becoming landowners themselves for the more wealthy. Who did wish to bring over large numbers of slaves? The proprietors attempted to sweeten the deal. They agreed to begin counting slaves as members of the colonists family for the purpose of the head right system. What this means practically is that for every sleep brought over the owner would receive an additional one hundred fifty acres of land likewise the proprietors insured slaveholders. That they would not be interfering at all in the relationship. Between Master and slave and the planter would hold full power and authority over his slaves the real advantage that the Carolinas had is their sheer size. Unlike the cramped confines of the West indies. The proprietors could advertise to both the wealthy landowners looking for even more well at the same time they could attract that group of settlers who were basically excluded from the game down in the West indies. Carolina was big enough that it could give everybody what they were looking for. Next time we are going to spend some time going through the fundamental constitution of Carolina beyond looking at the structure of the document and the effect that it had on Carolina. We are going to give a little bit of extra time to look at. Its ultimate influence on the political documents. Coming out of the American revolution as well as the effect it had on its primary drafter one of the giants of the enlightenment. John Locke so I will see you all back here in two weeks time and we will dive in to the fundamental constitution of Carolina. Until then I hope you all have a great two weeks.

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Wonderful! 123: Nasty Jupiter

Rose Buddies

41:07 min | 9 months ago

Wonderful! 123: Nasty Jupiter

"Hello this is Rachel mcelroy hello this is Griffin mcelroy. And this is wonderful. This is the podcast that The everyone's talking about it was recently profiled in a New Yorker and smart people business insider business insider had it business. Outsider was all over it That price we got the big prize from the publishers clearinghouse. We wanted to McDonald's monopoly game or doing we're just we're we're blowing up right now. Yeah we're blowing up right. Now we're blowing up right now. I want to see if you'd say yeah third time and you know we're so glad that you're going on this journey with us now. Does that mean that? We're not GONNA take part in Amax Fund drive later this month. No we are going to. We are going to do that because we still need your support in a big way. But you know it. Things are changing around here. Rachel's got a big gold tooth now. She looks like the bad guy in home alone and Griffin as you all know or may know if you follow. His other shows likes to rip his clothes apart while he is recording. And that's you know that's a hard habit to keep up without your support. Runs the tally up for sure. Hey Do you any small wonders? I do actually I thought about making this a big wonder but I figured I would keep it small and talk about the Zamboni driver that filled in for the goaltender unbelievable. I didn't read the story. I just saw the headlines. The Carolina Hurricanes both goaltenders got injured during the game in February and they had nobody else to back them up it has so happened that these zamboni driver had a history of playing goal He actually had a pretty successful hockey career and then he needed a kidney transplant and his career got derailed and so he was helping the Toronto marlies which is a affiliate team right. He served with her practice goaltender. So I think they knew like oh he'd be able to do this and so he came in around the third period. They had a three one lead when he entered and he stopped eight of ten shots and so they ended up winning six. Three Carolina. Clearly the dominant team right game. But he also eight of ten shot at a free good man for man that was in his forties and doesn't play goal. That is so good so because I guess he played this role he gets per. Nhl Rules five hundred dollars. And he's and he's allowed to keep his Jersey over K Harry cash right show. Yeah so nice of you. I'm going to say the worst idea of all time. Podcasts I saw the these are our friends and Co hosts on the the toll that show but they have started doing a miniseries wrapped it up because it wasn't mini series called my week with cats where they watched the cats movie every day for a week and just dip back into to that and sweet sweet. God it's still. It's still makes me laugh very hard. This show. These two boys pert themselves with bad movies and I enjoy hearing that happen. A great deal more timely than some of their previous ventures would sure. We're less focused on movies. That are currently yes exactly phenomenon. Hey you go first this week. What are you This is so we are recording. Some of these Batch because we are about to travel right so I was Kinda struggling to come up with things since I reached out to my good friends. One of which Our OUR FRIEND. Grace who is just just a brilliant young woman and she suggested Jupiter the planet the planet. She's Jupiter is a super bowl planet. You should look into it. Yeah I mean it's big like fucking beat it for size right yeah. It's so big. Yeah do you have any Scott's about how big it is Hun? Oh of course I do. Were you trying to set me up right there in a little bit? It is three hundred eighteen times as massive as Earth Goo. Wow that's a that scares me to think about. If you combine all the planets it is still two and a half times more massive. Nice try guys. But Jupiter wins real big guy. It takes only ten hours to complete a full rotation on its axis. What's not always? It's like super big. It's real fast pinning so fast. I think I didn't read this. This is why am I friend. Grace suggested it. She said that it like keeps our planet safe from a lot of like asteroids and meteors and stuff because it pull so much energy towards interesting. Yeah it is not only big and fast is the third brightest object in the solar system after Venus and the Moon so you've probably seen Jupiter in the sky and not realize that's what you're looking at. Yeah I hate to jump in here disagree with science but I think the sun is one of the brightest things in our solar system. I mean probably. Yeah but you can't see this on at night can you? Yeah that's a good point thinking about Jupiter also has ring systems so saddened gets all the credit for the rings. Jupiter. Hasn't too yeah. They're pretty faint gassy right. It's a gassy. Yeah I mean. It's a gassy thing. It's like material that was ejected by moons just kind of orbits Moon Duke just floating around and that's Gross Jupiter. You Nasty you. Speaking of Moons Jupiter has sixty seven confirmed moons. I thought it was like seven in the seventies that sixty seven confirmed moons. Like as of as of now I o is one of them. I didn't write 'em did you think. Maybe I knew. All the moons Titan I think is one of sure it has over two hundred natural satellites orbiting it. So maybe that's why okay. Yes I do. I know what makes something a moon? I don't know but the rest of them. I think we agree. I just space trash. It spinning so rapidly that it is flattened out a little bit it's it's polls and bulging at the equator super. Around kind of a dummy thick asks this the last time we saw Jupiter. Nasr's new horizons made a fly by in two thousand seven. So who knows what's going on up there? Yeah locking change thirteen years. Gosh I mean what were we doing in two thousand seven you know. It was a different time for for all of us. I was still in Chicago. You're still in Chicago in college. I was in college. Yes I was in college. This is two thousand seven so this was like George Bush was president. You know what I mean like. Shit was wild pretty sure the song drops of Jupiter had been out for a long time by then. Yeah maybe not. Actually who knows? That song feels immortal in a way that I really want to say about Jupiter. I just think there's a lot we don't know about up there and I've never been particularly space person. Yeah you know I. I never had a desire to go into space I've never been particularly fascinated with it. Didn't realize how big Jupiter was out there. Yeah it'd be kinda interested in space more. It's one of the things I remember like in school talking about the scale of different or blake celestial bodies where like the thing was like Oh man earth can fit into the son like one point five million times and like it was like something like you can fit like thirteen earth's in Jupiter. Something something like that. But that doesn't seem correct. I think I'm just made that. There's for example so there is a red spot on Jupiter It's butthole. That's what I always every time I look up at I'm like Oh yeah you Jupiter That's not that's gross. Jupiter put that away. What would you call? It's rings then if if the red spot is it is it like it's Like ITS BELT. Its Belt Okay So that red spot Can contain two or three planets the size of earth in its diameter. So just that red spot alone and maybe a does. We've never gotten in there but maybe a couple. Maybe we used to have twelve planets in the solar system and Jupiter. Ate It all up. That's a good point. Yeah there was actually. I saw online that if If Jupiter were more dense it would start pulling in on itself then Jupiter Stop. Yeah Jupiter Shop. You're good as is. I love your big helpful. Frankness safe I guess from asteroids and the like but please calm down because that would be bad if you if you imploded. They don't change things. Don't change a thing. Don't slimmed-down no God no no. Don't just just just right as you're right as you are is really really good. Just maybe put that butthole people are looking. We've maybe you don't know this because you're wicked far away but we've invented telescopes so we can see that nasty like we know what you're doing up there one day. Saturn is going to be like Oh Shit Jupiter. I think they got telescopes Jupiter. Like Oh my God this whole time this whole time my bungs been just out. And what's your first thing? My first thing is the greatest breakup song of all time weird. That felt very familiar. I feel like we've done a song where we said like. Oh that's the greatest breakup song of all time like we've talked about. I can't remember what it was anyway. It's a case of you by Joni Mitchell. I don't think we've talked about Joni Mitchell on her lower. Because we talked about Judy Cell. And so like it's a pretty obvious comparison there but The album blue by Joni Mitchell is like Fronta back one of the best albums. Yes it's it's one of my. I like treasured record albums that I got And I was sort of a late late comer to it but the song a case of us off that album and just like widely regarded as one of her greatest songwriting accomplishments. I'm a just hilariously uncultured fella. And this was especially true before I like moved to Austin and in many in the first time I heard the song was actually at a concert in Chicago from the December assists and Colin. Meloy did like just a solo acoustic cover of it after the after the encore and it was like so I was like man. This song kicks ass. The December is added again. They're big and then I learned it was a cover and that is like when I got super into Joni Mitchell like that that you're living in Chicago because man that's good wintertime music to holy. Shit I just I. This song is so gorgeous right musically speaking we can start there. It is just these really rich. Guitars like layers and layers of guitars and steel guitars and just like gentle sort of Alz. Percussion tapping and Joni Mitchell's voice is like really explores the space which is a very Joni Mitchell thing just launching her pitch like just all over if you've never heard it before I'm GonNa play a little bit of it which play because it's very efficient song and all of it is really good but I. Here's a little bit of a case of you taste so we K- Still beyond my happy. Why would still be on so like the music is kind of sad and lovely in a really nice way like it's among my favorite songs of hers. Just because of that that I ever really realized its breakup up song well we. It's funny because I was listening to our wedding playlist on spotify and it was on our way playlist. But like super is a break-up Song I I don't know maybe you can interpret it as some other way but the lyrics of the song. Oh my God like she's like she's a brilliant lyricist and I think she's firing all cylinders on this song. There is ongoing metaphor about sort of communion in this one The chorus obviously is. You're in my blood like holy wine tastes bitter and so sweet. This idea of love being this visceral physical thing having it be embodied in that way is such a powerful way of of writing about love and this is like for me the iconic thing about Joni Mitchell is if you read it like a breakup song which is how I do it There is a sort of like humor to it as well. Just the first verse. It paints this image of like somebody sitting at a bar by themselves drawing a map of Canada on the back of a coaster just like in a dark bar illuminated by blue. Tv screen light and then just while they're doodling like that like absent mindedly like drawing the face of lost love like that is such a Lake. Crystallized like such a clear image. Such a clear seen that she like paints like that and it's like the kind of thing that she is so fucking good at. Yeah you believe like she did or witness or happen to her. That's authentic about Joni Mitchell. Is that like any time? She sings anything like oh. That must've actually happened to her right. And she's actually saying about it and she has a quote about that She was interviewed in Rolling Stone by Cameron. Crowe and she was talking about blue and she said the blue album. There's hardly a dishonest note in the vocals at that period of my life. I had no personal defenses. I felt like a cellophane wrapper on a pack of cigarettes. I felt like I had like mazing. Lull drawn. I felt like I had absolutely no secrets from the world and I couldn't pretend in my life to be strong or to be happy but the advantage of it in the music is that there were no defense as they are either so like not only. Do you have to be a brilliant sort of person? A poet to great stuff like this. You also have to be like extremely vulnerable young to tap into the kind of stuff that this song taps into and I mean then you could get into the kind of difficult conversation of like you know suffering and art and The whole concept thinking about this a lot lately because I found it a lot easier to be artistic when I was unhappier. Sure but on the receiving end of that like I think it is easy to say. I think maybe we talked about this with Nick. Drake to this idea of just like yacky suffered so much but the art came out. That is such a way of thinking about. It's not that I don't believe that there is a way to to create art from a Happier place I feel like it's something that like you and your family members do all the time so yes I do. I respected even more. Because I think it's like it's it's difficult to be vulnerable when you are not feeling particularly vulnerable. I guess yeah romanticizing somebody else's suffering for the art they create feels like gross to me. But like doing it for yourself as a way of reclaiming. That time like reclaiming those like Shitty feelings. That you that you had when you were feeling low. I think that that's really really strong. If you're not a Joni Mitchell fan like I was not until I heard the December cover her like this song and I feel like blue as a whole just like listen to that front to back. It is such a like good sampler issue because I will say like she is an artist that was always kind of experimenting with her style. And so you may find some of the later albums. Like not as pleasing. Yeah but I feel like Blue Blue as you can recommend that anyone. Yeah go go dig it up. Dig It up from the bone yard. That's what she calls it. Oh yeah she calls her body of work the bone y'all so she would say like a cellophane wrapper on cigarettes gum. Also it also come out to Joni. Journeys Bone Yard and listen to my tunes. My new mixed eight. She's got a great sound. Can I steal you away please? I'm really excited. Talk about this sponsor. Oh Yeah me too. Is this for all the for the kiddos business for the little ones? This is key Waco kids are born. Innovators love exploring learning and creating. So why not inspire them to do just that? Kiwi CO create super hands on projects for kids to make learning about stage you to make learning about steam fund. Steam is science technology engineering art and math. We have done this with Henry before we have. It's wonderful it's great stuff. It's it's always age appropriate. 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I bought it the day before Valentine's Day does that mean any I guess so it's close to the loveday. Yeah that's the loveday right there. It's the loveday message. Came out after love day but doesn't matter. I'm so charmed by these these Louise Lovely Loving jemo trans. I love them too. But don't make cat OATMEAL. That's inhumane. Hi I'm Laurie. Kilmartin and Jackie cash together we host a podcast called the Jackie and Laurie show. We're both stand up comics. We recently met each other because women weren't allowed to work together on the road or en- gigs for a long long time. And so our friendship has been unfolding on this podcast for a couple years. Jackie Constantly Works Rhode I write for Conan and then I worked a road in between we do a lot of stand up comedy and so we celebrate stand up and we also bitch about it. We keep it to an hour. We don't have any guests. We somehow find enough to talk about every single week. So find us. You can subscribe to Jackie. Laurie show at Maximum Fund. Dot Org. Or wherever you get your podcasts gay by what's your second thank. You don't have to get angry and punched the microphone about it. We've talked about. Don't bring your rage into the studio on. That's where my passion comes from nine now. How passionate when I've raised so much. Great Art when you're furiously trashing. The office this I think is going to be a fun one. Oh boy you pneumonic devices okay. Yes yes yeah. I took me a second. I thought you were talking about Onomatopoeia. That's not how it said is on a monopole. It's spelled that way but I people say Onomatopoeia on monoply. Why can't I say that work? Give her the. Oh onomatopoeia. Sorry Mnemonic devices are devices used for eighty memory And they come in all sorts of forms which I didn't really think about. I'm more familiar with the with the initials But there's all these different memory tricks that are considered demonic devices I think you may have just said demonic devices a little bit. That's cool without a mean you can find it in Joni Mitchell's bone yard. Yeah Mnemonic devices are actually. I didn't realize it goes back to philosophers which surprised me a little bit like to me. It just seems like a like a hack. You know something you'd find on buzzfeed but it's like something that like Plato and Aristotle where like all upon I believe it was aristotle who invented my very energetic mother just served us. Nine pizzas bright. See that's the thing about doing Jupiter as I was like. Oh this there. There's this story about a poet named Some entities in fifth century BC who is credited as being one of the first ones to come up with demonic device. But this is more of a visual thing so initially when demonic devices wore kind of put together it was a way to create a visual picture in your head and then use that to remember something. Okay so the story with him is that he was performing at a banquet hall. He left the banquet hall was destroyed in like an actively violence and then they couldn't identify the people that were killed during the destruction and he was able to remember using a visual picture. This is horrific origin story. Yes for this. Yes that is not like my very energetic. Mother just served US nine pizzas now. Now this is an idea that by using locations and Pictures in your head. You're able to remember things okay It was only later so go forward until Like the Fifteenth Century when people started saying. Hey let's use letters of the and people that could do this. Were often viewed as like sorcerer's which was a problem so there was a German poet named Conrad Celtics or Celtics Huge letters of the alphabet for associations rather than players He Kind of took off with this idea and then later in that century there was a A man named petrous to Ravenna who brought such astonishment in Italy through these Vanek vices that he was believed to be a neck romance. Sir This is guys so people demonstrate this thing like have credible of his vice asked me these questions. Let me show you. I can do it and everyone's like you are okay. So it's just their incredible memory. Recall why they thought they were a source for not the fact that they could create like look at a list of objects and then combine the first letters of all the object names and then come on a demonstration of it. That's so wild wiser sorcery in sixteenth century. Lambert's nickel who taught mnemonic people in France. Italy and Germany. demonstrated his ability and was denounced. As a sorcerer. Okay all right I guess so. Here's some of the other monarchs. So the first letter thing is the one that a lot of us now yes There's also the idea of like music. Monarchs like the ABC's and you create a song. People remember the alphabet by the way I had Henry. Sing it to me this morning in the car. He wanted songs and so he wanted a number songs. I didn't number song and he's like I'll do a letter songs that good and it was so fucking out. Does he still do? He Does A. B. C. D. F. and G. and then he was like spider man. Go on vacation on one horse been sled that's incredible. It's really good song. And then he doesn't know his letters three the right time. There are a lot of Niemand ix with letters and That I just I never knew before like talk for all the Great Lakes people learn homes. Yeah Yeah did you know this? I feel like I never had to learn the Huron Ontario Michigan Eerie. And Sir. I'll man Oh my God superior superior yeah ever had to learn Great Lakes Rodney biff. All Yeah and of course There are a lot for math. Oh Yeah you remember. Please excuse my timber foil of we doing like outside inside laugh and there are some for foreign languages that I thought you would like. Ooh So apparently to remember command verbs in the U. Slash to form in Spanish people say vin diesel has ten weapons. I don't know enough about Spanish to like know what all those Stanford Diesel has ten weapons I mean and not only is it a good mnemonic device. It's true definitely true at least at least ten weapons on at all times in Music. The the lines of the staff every just fine. Yeah in between that his face When I was taking classes last year and starting from like basically the beginning. It'd be so embarrassing like my teacher would point at a note on a scale be like what's that. I'd be like all cars gas. Oh well that's g right. Oh yes that's for piano. Well that's the base class the base class set of things. Yes yeah that's fun. Babe sourcres but it is a kind of magical power if you think I find it so useful I like I have a really bad memory. It's always been really bad like I remember in fifth grade. We had to memorize all the presidents. I just couldn't do it and I would watch all these kids. Get up there. Because the teacher had a lot of time to kill and had each person get up and recite all of them in front of us for like a week and I just watched everybody do it and then I got there and I just stalled out man. I remember there was a game show. I don't remember what it was called because I think there are a few game shows like this where For a million dollars a contestant will be challenged to do something like impossible and we'd give them a month or so to like prepare episodes was doing like the first hundred digits of Pi. And they were. They brought the person into the studio gave them that. Challenge sent them away for a month and then like the rest of the episode. Just kind of focused on what they had to do to memorize the first hundred digits of Pi And like the number of pneumonic devices that they came up with was like wild because he tried to boil it down to like thirty demonic devices. Like okay that's the birthday that's the last four digits of your social security number. That's the yeah and then you need like nest them because you have to have pneumonic devices to remember the order of the monarch devices like it was it was really wild. There are a lot of spelling wants to like I before. E except after C. Yeah Anyway I can't remember all of them but I just I think it's it's Team TNT teenage mutant Ninja Turtles. Tell you remember that well just getting into acronym tear. You know but sometimes I'll mess it up I'll be like oh those teenage girls. Ninjas Ninjas Means Mutants Turtles Hey my second thing is a bit abstract and I apologize and you're you may recall at it at first thought but I promise I'm GonNa Keep Loosey Goosey a place that you will feel comfortable playing all right. I want to talk about the sort of Shire aesthetic. I liked the aesthetic of that. Shire and I know you. You inspired about from the week that we talked about My Lady of the bracelets a little bit. I was inspired by that And I was inspired by a news article that I read about something wonderful that I will get to the end of this segment. I guess I'm talking specifically about Hobbiton. Which is the focal point of the Shire as seen in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and I'm not going to talk about the whole of the Lord of the rings because that's there's a lot eight pack. They're down but whenever I would watch those movies which I used to do very regularly after they came out I would always just like a door at the beginning of fellowship of the ring the first one because it spends a lot of time in Hobbiton in the Shire and it's just such like chill ass vibe. It is such a good vibe. I like looking at and thinking about a lot. Is it now the you know that I'm pretty unfamiliar right? But I picture a lot of Moss. There's a great deal of Ma. If you've never read the book seen the movies the sort of thing you have to keep in mind. This informed like a lot of fantasy sort of staple ideas moving forward is that a lot of Lord of the rings like races other than like the the humans all sort of lived among nature. In a way that fused this idea of civilization and nature right so the dwarves all lived like in the mountains in these minds that they would carve out down to the heart of the mountain or the elves like lived among the trees. And the hobbits sort of. Did that idea. But just like in the planes like just in grassland just among sort of like empty vast hills and that is how you get this aesthetic and like the most sort of conic thing about it are the borough houses that they build into the hills with like big circular wooden doors and windows coming out of them. You look at the hill from a different direction and the house is completely invisible to you. And then you go inside and it's just like nice and warm and nice wood floors and rafters above and it's just all just so nice and rustic as fucking there. I like I like it. Cozy and on on the outsides of the houses. You get just like flowers all of Gardens. Us little wicker fences. I just I always I like Loni roof right. I think that's the real life interpretation of the aesthetic dig- like whenever you see a this is not common in the states. I feel like this is sort of what you're referencing right now. Talking about like deep cabin deep rustic like Norwegian vibe of like actual like dirt roof with grass on it like actual like you are growing some actual sort of flora up on the top of your on the top of your cabin. That vibe just really does it for me. I liked that a lot whether it's in fantasy or you know she like she like David. The no I love David the GNOME I mean. That's a different VIBE. They're like now you're talking. They lived in a tree right. I think they lived in intrigue. Gummy bears Linden Tree. That's fine but that's just like one. I always liked like this idea of just like living in the hills by living in just like and then you get like the shit they were doing there. Don't get me wrong. The habits were a deeply prejudiced folks with lots of lots of problems amongst themselves but they were just kind of fucking chilling in these Little Hill. Houses that you would go inside and they'd be like hey come on inside look at all this dope food we have. Do you want to smoke? Do you want me to smoke you out. Getting Zero Whiz. I WANNA smoke out with this wizard. In My Hill House. That has a circular door. Like how do you not down with that now? I'm into it? I'm actually surprised that there haven't been more like Harry Potter style. Universal Studio Opportunities. Oh Day you set you up for you to use that me up real nice. I was going to talk about like the inspiration for it but like tolkien grew up most of his life in England and so just like English countryside. He lived in this village called Sarah Hole in Birmingham. That was just like why? Open like planes and That it had a corn mill on the river which is also a part of the geography in Hobbiton. But in like my vision of what it looks like. Didn't come from the books which I think I read after I saw the movie and it comes from the movies and like building. Hobbiton was like this. Huge undertaking built on an actual working like sheep farm and like obviously had excavate a bunch of Shit and do all this stuff but they shot all of this in New Zealand on North Island and they didn't tear it down like when the when they were done. Hobbiton is still bear. Oh man and you can get a ticket and go visit it. Go Chill there and go to the Green Dragon in and get yourself a food and drink you. Can they do like events there? The winter solstice is Coming up I think in June and they have a special event planned around now and that is very good. Should do this for your fortieth birthday. I never have been like. I know. There's lots of people who feel this way like I. I really like those movies but I was never one of those like it is my life's dream to fly to New Zealand and go on the helicopter tour of like all. There's the mountain that they climbed up on. And do all this like. That's never been my jam but like the thought that this thing exists on our planet and makes me feel pretty good. This is real nice and again it's not limited just to like this. Lord of the Rings Thing. I'm talking about the aesthetic from what I understand. The Studio Ghibli like Park in Tokyo is also all about like this hidden little zone in amongst the Mossy rocks and shit like ooh ooh. That's good for me very good. That's good for me. Thank you. Thank you moss. Shot up shot up. Tomasz to like right like none of this would be possible without moss. Moss is doing a great job. You don't want it on your roof unintentionally. I think it's supposed to be pretty bad. Collect a lot of moisture and then just kind of like keeps it. They're not great for the roofs integrity. Unless it's intentional. And it's like Oh that Moss isn't eating my roof it is the roof and just frame F free mind. I guess you know. I talk about Moss for hours. Good because here we get locked in. 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Day 3: Big names advance, Caro carries on and Melbourne loco for Coco

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Day 3: Big names advance, Caro carries on and Melbourne loco for Coco

"Talk Hello and welcome to the Airshow Day. Three of the USTRALIAN on. Who's bringing you the big stories every day? The goal today on the short wins for Djokovic Williams and Federal Straight Angle Federal Thad Round Karaoke tapes calm and carries on. Melvin Goes Loco. The Cocoa Geico fifteen years and the parts champions plus all the key results from day three Carolina Mujtaba tunes out with a stringed instrument of different. That's all coming up on the airshow capacity. Rod Laver arena crowd. It has watched Serena Williams and Roger Federer progress to the third round on a star-studded nitrate in pursuit of her record. Equalling twenty fourth major title Williams defeated tomorrow down six six two six three. which flattered the seven-time champion? I knew I had to play better. Couldn't keep making unforced errors like that. I knew that I had to kind of just step up or it was going to be a really long evening for me so I don't know I know I have a great foreign. I know have a great back. I just had to kind of rely on it a little bit more question myself so much so that Kinda helped out six time. Champion Roger Federer Philippe cranach dropping. Just six games. It's a great start into the season so far I'm feeling really relaxed out on court to train hard and you hope it pays off not that it was all for nothing This week so no. I'm happy I'm still going and I'm looking forward to the next one. Of course on the open of the another good match. Defending champions Novak Djokovic and now me Asaka were clinical in their second round matches in blustery conditions Djokovic swept aside qualify. It's a tumor Ito. In just of nineteen minutes I think Players enjoy this kind of conditions to be honest but it is what it is you have to accept them and embrace the fact that you're going to I guess you're going to be challenged on on different levels just by opponent but also the conditions and that's okay you know I accepted it. I came into the match and played extremely well at the beginning. You know got got five love up lead after you know Fifty minutes of just overall pleased with the performance while the Quirky Asaka was a cut above Jiang saw saw. She's slicing and dicing and getting everything. Housley can hit a winner already and she was like no. I'm going to get everything pain. That's basically what happened. I mean my racket just magically flew out of my hand I couldn't control it sorry onyx is a bit childish. I just WANNA play one match without throwing my racket or kicking it. That's all I want. The wind sets up a rematch. Of last she is. US Open third round clash with Cook Golf who came from a set down to upstage ceramic. Astana today I think I'll be less nervous this time. I think you open. I was nervous. Orissa's my first time on Ash And I I mean we're both familiar with each other's game. She plays really aggressive. So this time coming in I'm just GONNA try to be more aggressive. The unflappable fifteen year old adding to her expanding legent offense. I didn't get the girls names But I did give them wristbands towels and everything But Yeah I don't I didn't get their names. But they were really nice and they were chilling really really loudly that really changed the momentum of the match I feel like just a crowd in general and that the same thing happened the US Open to an within. The crowd really can change the way a match goes From Bates he's faints. Does I hear the Italian twelfth. Say took more than four hours to defeat a strategy Jordan Thompson on his home soil. Just today after pulling off a great escape against Riley Belka I did the then was more sweetie. You know why because it was meaning to two zero then to settle so in sixteen the fifth while amazing think windy conditions sent Said's tumbling in the men's draw with Matteo Bertini Griego Dmitrov and Ben Wah upset in five-set epochs American. Tommy you pull holding his nerve to defeat tomato ten three in a final set tiebreak staff. ooh biggest win of his career. He takes the bowl Owns never been a part of something like that honestly A lot of fun playing in front run of all you guys. I mean towards the end of the fifth. It was it was you guys got me through an identical final set scoreline so a twenty run wrap Marin Chile defeat twenty first seed. Ben Wa Perry I have to say that the conditions were one of the most difficult I experienced the overall in grasslands possibly in my career Extremely Windy Not easy to play. Also Benoi was was up and down throughout the match for last Three sets he played the incredible tennis. So I had to dig dig extremely deep and was just the pleasure to win like that the end up a playing great tiebreaking you always open dot com. Alex shop has told the Chili which could cause some damage lighter in the tournament is really under. The raid is had a lot of problems with injuries and closing out matches and confidence and all the things that everyone kind of keeps mentioning within the poor guy. And Yeah I if if you know can we fruit to the second week is definitely a threat and two thousand eighteen quarterfinalist. Tennis San Grin climbed the tournament's first top ten scalp edging edging out eight saved Matteo. Bertini what are they save when when the guy you know gets gets an upset and then you normally loses the next around. So I'll try to maybe back. Get up You know we'll see you know it was a good day is a heck of imagine was really happy to pull it out. And I think I've doubles tomorrow and you know we'll just do the same routine. Make sure I'm as ready as I can't be for. For Friday career she caroline Wozniacki has twice fought back from a double break down to Cape Alive. Her Australian Open dream the two thousand eighteen champ was on the back foot in both sets against Danica strengths but managed to turn around to win seven five seven five. It's coming really fast at me. She's not making out of mistakes. I'm not getting tapped on the ball. trying to think what to do out there to change that and You know she started making it. A little more unforced errors. I tried to. Yeah I got a little more depth than the ball. I started serving a little bit better and You know all of a sudden I kept getting one point after another and A half starts getting the belief that I could get that set. The Danes impending retirement providing extra motivation. I was just trying to think of it as as the tennis. And then I started thinking about last time out there I was like well. You know those going really quick. Let's try and slow it down a little bit and let's try and go a little extra time out here. WOZNIACKI has a third round with with owns Jaber who defeated Caroline Garcia. Just a day off to Alston. You had a CONTA- in other results Yulia Yoga's came from a set down to overcome thirteenth-seed pet traumatic traumatic. I'm very happy to be through to the third round and Yeah overall I think can be very proud of myself how I managed to come back the first set and While ending the mention of very very high quality Three Games well number one ash body saved six second set breakpoints in her six one. Six four defeat of Poland a Hertzog. Who's going to play the big points points? Well but I think all three of those guys fifteen forty which is not really an opportunity. I WanNa give to my opponent three back to back service. I think Yeah obviously NAS to be able to get out out of those in In those points play structure points is a lot better And probably should've done those earlier in the service games but that was also something that I did very well in the first set was Get ahead remind service games and then put the pressure of by Patino but Philo Ozzy Estra Chama was no match for twenty eight seats. A net contract in six love six two demolition. It was really good Tough conditions today was really windy up really happy with the way I manage to play today. Seventh seed Patrick. Villanova ended off a gallant Polo Bar. Dosa seven five seven five. I'd say ellison risk was fought so good for Julian also fear Kenan and Maria. Sakari birthdate qualifies in straight-sets on the men's side. Sixth Sage Aide Stephanos Pass was gifted free passage to the third round after the withdrawal of Philippe Cul tribe with muscle strain not sade. Roberta about his to a good overcame. first-set he he cup to win in four sets against michelmore other winners to Sean. Live each and Martin Foot Chevik who braised Pasta Talion Youngun Yanic Cinna in straight-sets and kicking off doubles action. The Bryan brothers one in three sets in what's likely to be the final campaign in Melbourne. Well despite all the big results it's been a relatively relaxed three compared to yesterday sheduled compensating for the loss of play on a rain-affected day. One Tournament director. Craig tally telling I. uh-huh extra the ninety-six matches was a tournament record. Even though they went chasing one we had to do that. Because the day before the weather and And that's why we had that late finish finish and a lot of the matches ended up. Having even five set matches may which we think. That's an stranded open record speaking of records another. The monster crowd turned out for the first Wednesday on the back of eighty. Three thousand people yesterday and the event is attracting fans from all over Australia. And beyond well for me I've been to two majors Wimbledon and the Australian and don't get me wrong Wimbledon's great but this is my favorite i. I haven't been to the other two but I cannot imagine thinking they're any better than this just doesn't get better than me numbers as for you. J. Very fifth gift aid over years. And if you go to any favorites you'll walk to watching come. Just say maybe on the show called undersides great tits Vegan. Get up. That'd be good at first time here and that'd been awesome. I mean the kids love love watching the Games. Have you got any favorite players at. Oh yes I do nice. Some of his players by doesn't have a fight one too much pitchy. They're just too many trees could be Rafeh Ranchera Jackovitch or anyone. You have your oil any predictions tournament. Let's see I like the old guard. You know like ince hoping to bill actually sort of win this year instead of catch the better You know hoppy to run into some of the other players I've seen before. The Australian Open boasts the largest grand slam footprint in the world spanning two kilometers from the hot of Millburn to nearby Richmond. Batali says that isn't stopping. There are objective is to expand more into the city and to expand expand this precinct across the railroad tracks and everywhere and then he space. We can get to do it. We wanted to provide people. Melbourne Victoria Australia as well as the international guests with a lifetime. Experience when they come and they come in and they get a few full what the offering is tennis. But it's a lot more intense when it comes to tennis. There's no questioning the player's ability but many of them carry other hidden talents tight Carolina Mujtaba. Who spent her day? Okay off visiting a Melbourne music store for a final tuneup before his second round match tomorrow. Yeah I play are I really like it. It's Kinda Like relaxing you know. Sometimes I'd take tournaments but just kind of trying to super super good at play. I thank you thanks. Well like it gets you many feelings. You know. I think when you feel sad or happy always funding music music. which is like this getting you in the mood and then helping you through or at least me and my? I listened almost all day like when I freaked out. You know the headphones all the time and yeah I really enjoy. Oh that's cool in the back. Yeah that's pretty good good. Maybe I should buy Oh my God you're so good impossible for me Eh. The findings relaxing Turn of Whitehead's learning which is slinging on different words Well Oh that's all from day to day at the Australian Open. Join me again tomorrow for all the big news from the continuation of Second Round matches in the meantime style tonight with the latest news on always often dot com or tune into air radio and be sure to subscribe so dark. 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Talk Radio - NFL Week 11 Preview Nov 20 2020

The Sports Comedy Show

21:18 min | 6 d ago

Talk Radio - NFL Week 11 Preview Nov 20 2020

"Hello and welcome to the sports comedy. Show i'm paulsen. Is anybody ever use the before. Never this is talk. Radio ads friday november twenty. Which means are being. We'll be preview. Fell week eleven. We're gonna look at some of these games this weekend and see. Well let's also gonna do that. Famous five star seventy three year against the spread. I've got another one for you today. So hang around down towards the end of the show. I have you been the website if you have if you're not on the mailing list at the bottom of the pigs. Here's a place. Put your name on the mailing lists. I send out useful about twice a month after month. Hammering but we'll keep you updated on what's going on and what's been going on is we're backing on. The tests willis tests now done for the year football in football. I just finished week thames review. I'm to do week. Levies preview here app. Joe so keep an eye that website sports comedy show dot com. We got p. Tousands gonna face to face in the news. We're going to face the nfl in the sooner we can. Now let's get started. We did have a game last night. So do the recap. There was thursday night football. It was an exciting one. It was the nfc west showdown. Everybody was looking forward to all week. Kind of a lack luster game to be honest but nonetheless it was closing it. Did it did show some promise. In that was we had arizona and seattle. The reason i say was lacklustre. Everybody's expecting a real high flying scoring game in that really was that just. The touchdowns didn't come by as quickly as they used to. These two high-scoring teams so our final here was twenty eight. Twenty one forty nine total point for those that like to keep tabs the over under where this game was first half. It was seattle a sixteen sixteen seven phil missing an extra point. On a on a touchdown. Arizona finally came round in the third and fourth quarter by scoring touchdowns that seattle was just too much the At home they finally got back on track. And that was to be expected after losing three straight. Russell wilson threw for two. Tv's hundred ninety seven yards. That's not huge news. But the the key to their success was he mixed it up. It wasn't just russell or tc. Tk metcalf in td pass. He also found tight the end zone. He also use covers high to run the ball he only in zone and when he does that things happen. Greg olsen had a couple of catches tied even had a couple of catches. Dj dallas will tinsley. David moore when this happens. That gives you a full barrels offensive attack. And that's what we're russell wilson. How he was ever put up the twenty eight points. Good for him. They need to win on the other side of the ball. Kinda murray had two hundred sixty nine yards and two. Tv's he didn't look schreier just simply wasn't his night air you know. Everybody was watching him because week before it came off the big hell. Mary victory the big the big miracle pass on the last play the game. So i'm this game on the final drive is driving. He went to the and so four times deepen the weight in the game. There wasn't how mary there was no miracle. Instead of taking those five or ten yard short passes and presented himself to one shot. He just kept winding up. Didn't happen So it's kind of a bummer of a loss. So where we where we go from here now. Seattle is back in first place in the west seven. Three cards district game behind six. Four exciting stuff is Good to see you got three teams in this division if you recall last show a preview this division and in that debut i said the rams were at the sweeper here not the cardinals not seattle and i still stand behind that. And we're gonna talk about the rams game this weekend. So let's go ahead and get into him. saddam week. Eleven previews and see what we got and where we're going to start. We're going to start with the kansas city chiefs and vegas raiders in the reason. I'm starting with this game is i. Don't know what to make of it. In many tiny why turns out the raiders got nine or ten people on the cove list. We don't go through gonna play or not. We don't know how to show up so we don't know how the to train train in a very different model for this game seeing how we don't even know who's gonna be there but that's okay remember when we had to cram for tests we didn't know nothing about it but we did it back and forth with Studying together that's what the raiders are gonna have to do with this limit. They don't know to be on the field and it just my sound. Something like this Yes the raiders are gonna have to train army style. Dry is a dutch pressing. Training has to be just like this. Come up with a new game plan new direction. Maybe this just fall bill. Murray do a little odd razzle right. That's what i don't know how to help. Other the fact ted nine or ten defensive players or on the sideline possibly on the phone. Line so i don't know if the tire other than the fact that the chiefs are healthy. The chiefs are looking for revenge because the only loss came to them at the hands of the raiders earlier this year. Then the raiders even piss them off by the bus driver doing victory lap around arrowhead stadium. So good for the raiders. It's app the death star. And when they play at the death star you walk in to the raiders about the best thing. They got frank it up again. You have to do against the kansas city. Secondary targets able to find referal answer. But it's gonna take a lot of a little bit of the period or greatest full listening. Let's look at another one here. Let's go to okay. Here's one good atlanta at new orleans lamma three and six saints seven two now. This is a conference game. The nfc south and there are not any catching however they they're on a three game winning streak and they've been playing good ball. The big story on the other side of the coin is your range. Drew brees got a couple of injuries. We don't know what to the extent of the the puncture long. And i think it was the knee or the leg so they claim they'll be back in two weeks so they're going to give the ball over to james winston. This'll be fun game to watch. Because the question is is is winston. Still a starting quarterback caliber. I think he's good. I've always liked him but he's certainly not drew. Brees in my question is disea- have what it takes to get it done. So it'll be fun to why i don't have the answers or i. To be honest. I got a funny feeling. That the falcons are gonna make this a better game than people think i would. I would lead to take the points in this one. This could be a close game. I don't see a blow out on either side of the coin. I i look for atlanta. Stay in their. You know matt. Ryan has been playing ball of lay todd gurley. He's been running the ball. Good we know what's going on the other side of the coin. Besides winston camera is gonna run beer. We michael thomas that all the parks there. The question is on this game is who's defense is going to be more superior the superior defense i think could be the key to this game and i don't have an answer i don't know if out if If the falcons can cheating keep the lid on a buck without drew brees. They might be able to. They might be able to. You know to keep the saints two to three three touchdowns and if they do maybe three or four of two thousand high powering offense when they need it so keep an eye on the defense. I think that's going to dictate the the winner. This could be end up in the beano shootout and this could go back and forth in that case Uncertain certain to be on the dodd and take the points that are gonna be exciting to watch this. Keep an eye on winston and see how it goes. Okay the said look at here. Let's go to the afc. We got a couple of six and three teams going at it. And that's gonna be tessie sixty three at baltimore. Six three both afc teams. These teams could meet each other in the playoffs. If they both make it. There's a good possibility. This could be a preview. Playoff game tennessee. Baltimore on this one. This is more looking for some key stats here. That's one positive. Okay so this around looking at them. This one is the fact that tennessee is all of a sudden. They were synagogue or fixing one. They've caught kinda fallen off here. The lost the last three or four finally had a win two weeks ago against chicago. Which now all of sudden Battling with nothing but any porn. Get out here. Tennessee is not as strong as they were at the beginning of the year. in baltimore. They're finally coming on the loss to new england but that was a snapping rain game. They did beat the colts the week before. And that is a good game. Gets the golden hour so becoming a good team so this is going to be an exciting game. Yes giving me the derrick henry show questions condado hamry find the end zone and math. Times to overcome the mar- jackson on the other side and keep it on the ravens. They got their running game. They got or they're passing in the got marquees brown as well. It's going to be interesting game in baltimore. I think that this is going to be a low scoring game. Might be one of those grinding wind grind games because baltimore's offenses of that high fun office. Everybody wanted to be but Tennessee is that is the running game so might be a little bit more boring game but Keep an eye on this one because the winner of this game is gonna take a game lead in the wild card playoff race so going to be game to keep an eye on it and see what happens. I so here's one. I wanted to talk about. This should be interesting as you got the dolphin. Six and three adver. Afc verse nfc. Best thing going here for denver this game is. The fact is in mile high stadium. Dolphins were surprised what a team won again last week. I think they've one zero five or six row on day. Not only are the dolphins winning. They're winning big in. not only. Are they winning. Big their defense is is become superb. Three weeks ago they shut out the jets four weeks two three weeks ago. The ranch the seventeen points arizona. Give up thirty one points for a win. That game the wild one of thirty four thirty one and then they take down. The charges bone giving up twenty points. Their defense is extremely strong and their offense or put. Look at the offense twenty nine points. Thirty four point. Twenty eight point forty three points. Their offense is cliquey is forty whether fitz patrick or they're putting points on the board. They're doing it in a big way now. The only bummer is hearing devante. Parker is supposed to be on the. I'm sorry not the multiparty prestige williams. Unfortunately the receivers is gonna be on the irr. We keep an iron devante parker. Their quick the speed myles gaskin. These guys can rush in. They can run. They can pass into a makes things happen. Not is not the greatest quarterback no. He's not be a repeat but he's putting ws on the board. And that speaks louder than all these other. Quarterbacks everybody's give him a past few people like herbert in joe burrow's good quarterbacks. If you can't you. W how are you know. I try not to buy the win. Lost been in this case on going to because when you got a good team behind you then it's important you finish it with the w and that's argue. They got a good team With them on the other side looks like lock is going to be out. There goes the game game. Dolphins lack jerry jeudy good receiver. I think menzies back so we'll have all that little guy can run amok in a hassle like you said the games in denver. But i like the dolphins here. They're six three hundred second. I think they kept the bills this week at seven and three the win. This one just looks pretty much easy. Easy peasy for them okay. Let's go to tampa bay. This is gonna be one to keep an eye on because everybody's thinking tampa bay's get a role they they finally got back on track to big will last rate than one forty six twenty three carolina. The rolled out the carpet. So everybody's expecting tampa bay to be this running gun game. They're playing the rams this week and once again. It's another friday or sunday night. Football game Past tom brady's bedtime. We keep saying which i think is kind of funny. I love tomba. That's money on personal analysis. This is why this one's going to be a little sneaky. Don't just out the rams in. Hopefully they're not passed the rams as last week when i previewed the nfc rans of got the best defense in football. And we live in our and our everybody's focused on offense the running gun the shooting in passer going sideways and then and then looking long feel but not the rams. The rams played defensive ball. They've always played defensive ball. They are the number one ranked defense in all the football in their point. Ratio is remarkable because their defense their defense strong so the the question here is a. We know their defense again to be good. And we know the rams offense you put a couple touchdowns you might not have. The i don't know if they're gonna get five or six staff but they're gonna put three or four questions question. It's gonna be what often shows up for. The is that same offense. We saw last week where everybody was changing. Perfectly has is in tonio. Brel finally on the same page. Tom brady will tom. Brady find gronk for the end zone. These are going to be. The questions will ronald jones. Be able to break another one. And there were. Mike evans his magic to to catch the ball run every time. There's third long. My answer is gonna be no. I don't think it's gonna happen. I look for the Ramp defense come a big if if. The buccaneers are extremely sharp. The rams who exploited the rams will put pressure on brady. The renown secondary will not let these receive the steinway open. Which tom needs nowadays. I look for the ramp to roll an upset here. I like them to go in there. Jared golfie gonna have to do what he normally doesn't ready to shoot any will. And he's got cooper kupp If he decides not to run shoot. He does darrell henderson. Throw the ball to let that run. But i liked the rams to to to disturb. Tom brady to throw them off track. When happens when their offense is into neither defence it all. it's all trump. Is the brady bunch when the brady bunch isn't strong. The buccaneers do not good football. And i can see the ramp very much destructing now. I can see the rents throwing them assing. I can see the rams gordon. They're the very least making a close game. Let alone coming out of there with a win. So that's going to be the sunday night game. That'll be fun one. Do not be surprised if you see the rams. Come in there and walk out of there with a debbie. That's gonna be My sleeper pick for the week. Okay guys we're at that time we're at the end of the show. We're going to go ahead and do that. Five star pit now and it's going to be one of these games than i talked about earlier today. Yes and five star picked. Today is going to be the miami dolphins. I just think there are a whole different level denver even with lock in so out. Lock it. i think. It's pretty much a no brainer. I like the dolphins in biden and not a fan of of road favorites. That just kind of goes against the grain that this is going to be one of those exceptions in in the lions even move from three to four. I like the dolphins through to to cover that one. That's gonna be your five-star pick. It's going to be the miami dolphins. Alright we gonna leave their guys on. Thank you for in. My name is paul. You're not whereas before. I can't remember must have been way better. I dunno Or something like that at kemper injury. This is the sports comedy show and the creator house. My name is paul. And i wanna thank you for tuning in when you get a chance at that website. Because he got some funding. Football's out there for you. Sports comedy show dot net have good day.

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Jerry Reccos Monday Morning Update

Boomer & Gio

19:57 min | 1 year ago

Jerry Reccos Monday Morning Update

"So it's the end of an era as Eli manning will no longer be appearing on WFAN, Mike francesa cancelled that weekly spot. Apparently it was waived before the draft. So there's no direct correlation between the drafting of Daniel Jones and cancelling the appearance for maybe line knew that the giants. We're going to try their best to draft a quarterback didn't want to deal with that knowing me goodbye. But that's it. No more Eli in Mike made me think you boomer was on the station. Why a years ago and did a spot. With those two lunatics s so a situation like this actually said something though on those Fridays. You did it was a little bit contentious at times, especially towards the end of it when they started comparing Mr. Hess to Arthur and Dudley Moore's character, Arthur and all that other stuff. Yeah. I we got into it a little bit which is fun. I actually over to doing it on Friday as opposed to a Monday or Tuesday because I figured if we lost on Sunday by the time it got the Friday they were onto something else. Sure. Of course, it smart, but do you perceive this as ally running from the situation, I think he li- hated doing it? I really think he hated doing it anyway and enough is enough and he wants to concentrate just on football. And if in fact, you know, Daniel Jones does take over somewhere along the line because that Frank conversation that Dave Gettleman an Eli had the last thing he wants to do is be on the air the scuffing Daniel Jones. Yeah. Do what do you think what your valuation house handling thing? However, Mike described it, you know. Vers own personal, you know, importance. I I don't agree with all that. I just think it was pretty simple that hey, I've had enough. I've done it enough. I don't need to do it anymore. And that's about as simple as a get two hundred thousand dollars. It's. After taxes and everything maybe maybe putting eighty grand in his pocket. Great fun, but eighty grand just to. Foodies, he's pocketed two hundred fifty million dollars signed quarterback on top of all the endorsements. He's probably north somewhere to seventy five to three hundred million is still don't take a turn down eighty grand for the hell of it. Just for pop it on the air, go. Well, you know, Mike, you know, turn around eighty grant your high school, which I'm sure he's already given tons of money and stuff to anyway. So I chose everybody healthy everybody. Okay. I came in Friday. I was still sick. I would feel great on Friday at tried to stay away from people wash my hands. Jerry said that he was going to murder me if he got sick, you said, you would send me into the ground and spit on my casket. I said, yes, she said that. So you're okay. Al you're alright unhealthy. I didn't even get anywhere near Eddie. I believe on Friday. Everybody's healthy healthy healthy healthy, healthy healthy. All right. Good healthy, making sure 'cause boomer got me sick. So I didn't want to do six Sabrina guy. You know? She didn't I understand. You don't wanna blame your baby daughter understand all that? No one else in house got sick. Did she get? Nick. But she got sick all me when you left here that I'm going to get it because it's all on hold on a second. She got sick. I didn't care for her. When she was sick. I wasn't even there. She was in Pittsburgh, my mother in law and wife cared for her got thrown up upon by the baby. Neither one of them got sick. So sounds like you got a week. No. It sounds like you got me. Sick is what it sounds. It does member we had the the doctor call in forty eight hours. You give it enough time. Google doctor doesn't cow details. It's okay. I'm not mad at you. I'm just putting the facts out there. That's all. I think it was probably because something in your home. That's what I think. Okay. Doesn't make sense. So that his wife and mother-in-law did not get sick. When they got thrown up on the baby. Moving something about moms. They just they don't get sick. Like, they have this thing around them where they can get everything they could be wiping things cleaning things and being around the baby and taking care of the they never get sick. That is true. It's usually the dad that gets sick the kid that get sick. Maybe those things get sick. But the mom never gets sick. Like, you know, got this force field around or I don't know what it is. I'll agree with that. But in this instance, you got me thinking, okay. It's all right. I'm not mad. I'm forgiving you for getting me sick. It's all right. And it's all right for you to accept it. It's fine. I didn't get you sick. First of all number one. We don't embrace. I don't shake your hand. I I'm not anywhere near you. Your breath is in the air your germs, right? Are looking at him. And by the way, when Sabrina was she'd throw up and then get up and walk around start playing with stuff. I thought I got poisoned. I was so sick. I was I was. You go to bingo bango. It's all right. It's fine. Maybe you got it from here. That's where I got it from everything about that. Yeah. By way of you. Yes. I did your fault. I mean it happens. It happens. If I would have gotten somebody sick. I would have I would have felt bad about it. But it would've accepted speaking of making me sick, Jerry. We are brought to you by Ray Catena auto group. Hurry into the Lexus L, certified spring collection sales event going on now at Ray, Katina Lexus. You'll die. So the highlanders yesterday, three o'clock start at Barclay center. They were down one game to none of the hurricanes had a one nothing lead into the third period canes. Go into a right quick shot against Robin letter, and they start. Warren, Fogel, wrist in the upper left corner from the right circle and seventeen seconds in the period. Three Carolina has tied this game at one back. Okay. Stop that goal. But the one that I did notice about the two games that were played the Barclay center. Fans are great. The crowd was great. They were into it. That was all fine. That puck was bouncing all over the place. Guys were falling all over the place, which tells me that that ice is not in a worthy, which really doesn't matter because it's more about selling the seats in the sweets than it is about the actual game on the ice. Now bowl teams have to play on the ice. But I can't how many guys were falling on that ice yesterday all over the place or fallen. So and that park was bouncing all over the place and unfortunately for the islanders they hit. They hit the post three times. And by the way, the play the Devon Taves made with his the skate, and you know, supposedly the kid. Kicking motion time, Tom. He was he kicked the puck. But he didn't kick the puck intentional intent. No. He did it intentionally but he didn't kick it towards the net. He kicked it towards the front of the net. It just happened to hit the goalie and then went in the net. So it wasn't like he kicked it. He was standing in front of that. You know, how they stand in front of the net and kicked the puck in front of that. And you it's easily you can easily see this. This was below the goal line. The puck was coming. He kicked forward and it hit the goalie and then went in. I was that not a guy always though, you can't intentionally kick the puck into the net. He wasn't kicking. It doesn't it. My point. That's not even close to what happened that was behind the goal line. And he was kicking at anything. He was deflecting it forward and it hit the goalie and then went in the net. It wasn't like he hit his skate directly into the net. Yeah. But the problem is the letter of the law is distinct kicking motion which you saw into the net. It didn't go into the net. But it hit the goalie, but it still ended up in the net. So. Shoe is on the other foot you'd be saying wait a second kick the puck into the net. I mean, I don't know that I would boomer. He didn't kick it into the net. It just by way of deflection went into the net. It is their language Airlie. Right. There's our language in there. That says that if it hits the goalie, I it's not a kicked goal. I mean, I don't know. I don't know if it's the Rangers are playing than it. Screw the soldiers. Well, they lost to one of the hurricanes. We played the full Gogol that was Chris king with the call radio dot com. Nino Nita writer, then scored forty eight seconds later to snap the one tied to one the final score. Here's berry trots tough. The crew cruel reality. Sometimes as that you play. Really? Well, you don't get the result. And they didn't yesterday and the find themselves down two games to none. Here's Josh Bailey. We move on. You can't let the frustration takeover. Found a way to frustrate teams throughout the season and play offs. And we're gonna have to find a way to frustrate them and take them a little bit. And when they go back to now Raleigh or go to Raleigh clutter buck. I know that I saw he had Trevor Benz reams psych right in the beginning of the game. And that does look like Trevor is going come back anytime soon as eggs that with a shoulder injury. And they all still main, Elaine. Upper body injury. They all two guys. Just Cal club. Outgo was helped off the ice. What happened with him? You had Meraz ick come out of the game Curtis. Mcelhinney replaced him made seventeen saves game. Three wins the night in Raleigh. As we mentioned avalanche beat the sharks four three. Nathan MacKinnon the deciding goal late in the third night game. Three blues stars they'll play in Dallas series tied one one. Now, we get to the Munster story in baseball the little engine that could the Yankees who. Boy, Luke void at two run single in. The second labour tour two run Homer in the third. And then Gary Sanchez may not as a catcher able to catch the ball. But boy can he hit. Here's the one. Oh, there goes data failed. It is. Oh god. Hey hid it to the end of the left field bleachers. Oh, wow. It is a two run blast from the Cenci. No. That Gary is scary. He has a two run home run that outta go. Four hundred fifty feet and the Yankees. Evan eight nothing leave. I think it was four hundred and thirty five John guests. Everybody's Gary Sanchez fans again were yesterday. They were yesterday a grand slam slam on Saturday. Right. That's right. And the keys beat the giants complete. The sweep eleven five the final Yankees move six games over five hundred seventeen and eleven Aaron Boone says teams doing their job. We got good players in that room. And they've all continue to step up and really embrace this thing in terms of Voight. He's got a thirty nine game on base streak. He says living the dream. It's just. This is a lot of fun. Void courtesy of. Yes. About that Cinches home run that you saw impressive that far. But that's. I bet you forty do. We know something like that. Ridiculous. So they've won six on the road trip. They got a couple more with Arizona. But they are off today. Here's Aaron Boone all of that said DJ LeMay, Hugh, right, knee, inflammation. I think it was Friday. He got hit by a pitch and GIO are shelhah hitting the hand with a wild pitch xrays negative LeMay, Hugh, we'll have an MRI. Here's Boone I on LeMay you. We think that's all it is you know as x rays. We'll MRI on the off day, and he'll see the orthopedist the orthopedic Jay. But but they here's Boone on geo or shelhah, obviously got smoked really good on the hand. X rays were negative. So as guys. Out of hand. I know the Mets at like four guys in a row what happened to connote twice? It did happen again yesterday Yankees off tonight in Arizona tomorrow game and a half behind Tampa. Who had a good weekend? Over boston. Meantime in terms of the Mets. Yes Robinson got hit in the hand. They did the weekend was brutal. You a degrom on Friday night with the late start because of the weather. He was bad. Syndergaard just as bad on Saturday. But Sunday Stephen Mads gave a good performance though. They were tied in the seventh when it was J D Davis. That would snap the tie slots feel. There's a base it gets thirties being with Braun throws. Toilet apply. The thrill is not. Say Jay Davis off the bench, the three to Wayne Randazzo. CBS eighty Thomas Nido opinion, two run double MBA to cap the scoring and the Mets wanted to beating the brewers five to two Todd. Frazier. Driving in runs early Frazier with a single Rosaria with a double and Stephen mat-su mentioned seventy four the Winnie's three and one now that you're a a three point six eight years Mickey Callaway he was great. He had command of the game. You know, he he settled in. He was cool calm collected. Here's Matt's who likes working with Wilson romo's. It started in spring training and suspend really easy process. He's he's learning really quick spend a lot of fun to work with. What was good about? Stephen Matt's was as the rhythm got himself into my. He's about as quick a pitcher as there is in major league baseball when he gets rid of man it is like get ball throw ball throw. I mean, it's just like just gets Roland. And that's that's a couple of really good three starts as a matter of fact. Yeah. And I'm not making excuses for Noah Syndergaard because he was flat out bad on Saturday. Will right? You really do see the difference. The way Matt's was working with Rama's as opposed to Syndergaard and knows the no going on. No more on Saturday who is deified after the Syndergaard must have called him out three or four times. Just not on the same page cross up on those as well. He's not anymore. Syndergaard. Let's let's let's mature. And let's start pitching. Like, we know how to pitch and let's stop being a meet head on the mound. Well, yeah. I thought that all the excuses have run out. I think that everybody's patience is done with him. He has been that bad. And think that Stephen Matt's is now like the guy you had the most confidence in. The stopper. What the hell was that? What was that? An alarm for. The thing. Submarine alarm, if you watch Saturday night, it could have been so much worse as he got out of a couple of bases-loaded jams. Yeah. By way of ground ball double play a couple reviews. I mean, it was he was terrible on Saturday. Here's a Lonzo. Glad he's happy though. The got his contract. I am. I am. Syracuse having to go to Syracuse who knows triple and scored in the first, but he says how about Davis and nito doing the job also JD added health net bed, and he did a great job. I mean, that's awesome. Mike to everyone. Did I mean up and down throughout the lineup today is really good day. There is concern with canot hitting the hand with a pitch rays negative. But he will have more tests coming today tonight near home for Cincinnati Sackler facing ten or Roark on WCBS, eighty art NBA, play-offs warriors and rockets. Good game at Golden State Warriors. Do win it with a big shot from Steph curry in the end of the twenty eight seconds curry today. Crossover dribble with three. How about that? Tim ROY in someone on warriors radio. Really cheesy sounding dude. One one. Oh, man. Oh, wow. God one hundred the final curry did struggle. But he finished with eighteen. Kevin durant? Another big game with thirty five. The we shot might not have been there for much of it. Now. Chris Paul did get a check did late for a second techy. Says he has no idea why didn't say a word. But so be it. And then you had report against one of the officials are someone told Mike dantonio that the officials screwed up and didn't call a couple of thousand James harden threes. Right. So then the reporter these two clips are long, but with me for a second. So they go to harden and ask about the comments Antoni referenced from your perspective feel like car. The warriors game plan is to test limits on that and tours called working you do about guns. Do about it. I was told to saying dig. Probably a couple mornings a me. I just want a chance man coating called in. The results. This is it for us all this nonsense leading up to this whole thing. This is the moment. These are the games that he unfortunately for him that everybody is going to basically compare him to this is it this is this is the regular season doesn't matter scoring titled as a matter. None of that stuff matters. The only thing that matters are these games against the warriors. Absolutely. But I think with James harden knees. These officials were not going to let him get bailed out by his flopping stuff. And if you watch he just he is better than anybody in the history of basketball at drawing fat now wall Frazier. Tony remember, remember that wasn't even a lie that was before the three point shot and everything when we needed to three point play, CLYDE what and got us one. But this is what he does. He just puts his legs out, and he just throws his legs out. And then it ends up getting Kohl's in these officials were not doing it. And he gets it ninety percent of the time. And these officials were not buying do you by the fact that Mike then Tony was told that they miss calls. Mike dantonio is a genius. I will say the one dream on green clip that CBS sports that were just showed. He does lean into them. And does not allow harden to come down. Right. It's foul. Yeah. I don't like it. But it is a foul here was so after he makes those comments reporters then go to dream on green. He just wants a fair chance that the wrestling to call the game the way most be called. He just wants a fair chance the rest need to call the game. The way supposed to be called. He's specifically talking about closing out on three pointers feeling like he got fouled several times. In those situations of been foul James on James three pointer before. Thank going with them. Straight. Funny. So anyway, Golden State up one game to none. The Celtics smash the bucks won twelve to ninety Kyrie Irving. Twenty six points, eleven assists twenty and eleven boards for Al Horford. I believe it was Horford who blocked Kuko a couple of times at the rim and Tim Kupa seven of twenty one twenty two points tough day for him Mike boot and holes their head coach. How will you handle Jaanus after this poor game? I'm just gonna put my arms around him its own. You're going to be great. That is today's head coach with today's athlete. Was not him joking around that was a series answer. I'm just gonna put my arms around him its own. You're going to be great. Okay. Says you on the softball field? You're going to be great little fell or not tonight. You've got the raptors hosting the Sixers quiet Leonard when all for forty five and a game won by by the way. Did you watch any of this game? This this you want an answer for Ben Simmons. And Joel Embiid name is quiet. Leonard bachelor answer, he's another one. Now that is starting to separate himself really starting to show. You just just how great a basketball player is. I think everybody knew. But that thing that happened with them last year where disappear they hurt his reputation themselves off the Spurs. But he's earning it back. Right. You look good in Brooklyn any. Yeah. That would be nice one for them. Because I it really does seem like Durant and to no, no, no, no. What have carino's injuries? Yeah. I know I'm a little bit worried about that. He's plan though, men do he's healthy right now. I mean, his his knee, though, is just it's one guy's from level. And when Cari is planning like this man, he is he is the man I'm telling right now is right and game one for the nuggets and blazers in Denver tonight.

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A Slow Bern, No Longer

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24:12 min | 9 months ago

A Slow Bern, No Longer

"It's Monday February. Twenty fourth outsider socialist. Old you better get used to the new word for Bernie Sanders Front runner. He start here. This might have been the last time before the convention you won't see him as a prohibitive favorite Bernie Sanders team just loves the numbers. They're seeing the Latino vote. Would a runaway win. The Nevada caucuses mean for Bernie Sanders and everyone else seeking the nomination better than me. Meanwhile two candidates are reportedly being bolstered by Russia. Guess which to Russia. It's really about selling discord. How the campaigns are responding end. How voters should think about this. We'll talk to an expert and it's easy to talk about a quarantine. It's been harder to actually do the full blooded city in South Korea. That's effectively under lockdown. But in more and more countries government officials are starting to say. Shut it down from ABC News. This is start here Brad. Milkey just want to remind you what was happening. A few months ago in Nevada our economy favorite was chair up here from amongst back in October Bernie. Sanders was speaking in Las Vegas when he started experiencing chest pains. He went to the hospital three days. Later campaigned finally revealed. He had a heart attack. I must confess that I was dumb. I've been doing in some cases three or four rallies day running all over the state bio and a Hampshire Weber. Lots of people assumed Bernie is done. He lost the nomination when he was seventy four. Now he's GonNa win at seventy eight with two stents in his arteries fast forward four months. Later to Saturday morning Bernie Sanders was back in Nevada and this time he was in a better position than ever now to the race for the White House our new. Abc News Washington Post Poll Shows Bernie Sanders on the rise solidly in First Place. Joe Biden still in second by Saturday night. Results started coming in from caucuses around the state and while it took a little bit this was no Iowa the winner was clear according to three networks of the at one Nevada caucus as of this morning's delegate Count Bernie. Sanders is close to the fifty percent mark in Nevada. Joe Biden finished second around twenty percent followed by Pete Buddha Judge Elizabeth Warren Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer in single digits Bernie Sanders has now won the popular. Vote at least in Iowa New Hampshire and it was a blowout in Nevada. The question is is this a knockout to the other campaigns? So this morning. We got two of our brightest minds to break this down. Mike Cohen is the managing editor of our partners at five thirty eight maryalice parks. Abc Deputy Political Director. And a buddy of mine once told me you should not stay in Vegas Hotel for more than three nights. It is trouble waiting to happen afterwards. Maryalice you were there all week. You're literally calling from the back seat of a rideshare on your airport. Let's get the show on the road. We knew Bernie. Sanders was already a favourite. So how big of a deal was this result? Saturday I think the margin of victory made it a much bigger deal than people. Were expecting even a bigger deal than than his team was expecting. They felt good. Going into these caucuses but they ended up with numbers that were pleasantly surprising to them. Engines pool show sanders as the top. Pick for the majority of Hispanic and Young Democrats in Nevada. And don't win in Nevada wasn't really about winning. As much as it was about showing the country that he could appeal to a broader base of voters and I think that they have some real evidence to make that argument the Bernie Sanders Team. Just loves the numbers. That they're seeing with the Latino vote that makes them feel really good going into places like California and Texas where they're hoping they can just run up the score if they win places like that will so Mike Cohen from our partners at five. Thirty Eight D. Did Bernie Sanders. Essentially this lock up the Democratic nomination. He had a very good night in Nevada. But lockup is a really strong word I mean as Maryalice said it. It went about as well as they could. Go and Bernie. In our forecast now is far and away the front runner for the Democratic nomination. But we still have him at just about a one in two chance of winning a majority of pledged delegates. Actually a little less than that. So he's way ahead of all the other candidate but there's still a lot of uncertainty in this race winter. This this is going to three very strongly died. Bergen shoot and Bernie Sanders team. Say not to discount. Joe Biden actually said that to me a week ago. They were worried that the narrative was Discounting him and they are very aware that he is expected to have a really big night. in South Carolina because they're expecting that the narrative will switch really quickly. Mike explain to me maryalice talking about some of the numbers that we saw coming out of the entrance polls. We've also got just because these caucuses have started providing so much more data also got numbers of what people did in the first round what people did in the second round. Can you just tell me what stuck out to you as you saw those numbers? Come in? Yeah absolutely so a couple things. One is what Mariela said the most striking thing to me about Sanders Wynonna Vodka is really that he did so well. Among not only Latino voters which one going away but also black voters in Nevada. Will you have just put together a multi generational multi racial coalition? Which is not only in Nevada. It's gonNA sweep this country. You know the big knock against standards in two thousand sixteen just how white his coalition is if he can do well. Among Latino voters black voters Asian American voters. He really has the chance to rack up. Delegates in a whole swath of states the other thing I would say is sanders gained more than any other candidate in the realignment. Part of the caucuses so from the initial vote to the final vote. Sanders picked up more than anybody else that suggests that he isn't a factional candidacy. That's different from Iowa right. Mica wasn't everyone who kind of already in this corner just stayed in this corner in Iowa. This is different. That's exactly right. Shows more than I. In ability by the Sanders Campaign to add support rather than just speaking to his base Senator. Sanders believes in an inflexible ideological revolution. That leaves out most Democrats not to mention most Americans. I think that the media and people really clued in to the political world view sanders as more distinct from the Democratic Party than Democratic voters view Sanders. Even though you didn't voted you. Is there anything you liked or supporting sanded message? I like Bernie was the man nude. He was never broke. People like me what I'm saying. People that are struggling. In other words Bernie Sanders has really high favorable ratings. Basically the best in the field among Democratic voters so I think for a lot of democratic voters. They don't look at Sanders as some sort of separate candidate the Democratic Socialists. That's totally different from Warren. He's not as scary as everyone says to them. That's exactly right which might mean he has an easier time. Coalescing the party. Then I think a lot of people are intimidating is any chance someone besides Bernie Sanders wins. This thing without a contested convention is Bernie Sanders. The only guy that could actually go to the convention knowing. Hey I'm the nominee. It's according to our forecast. It's it's possible but unlikely that somebody wins a majority of delegates besides Sanders. But look right now. We have sanders again. With a one in two chance of winning the nomination one and two is really good better than anyone else but still just one and two half the time you flip the coin and it comes up with someone other than Sanders Convention to work its will yes senator wart convention working. Its will means that people have the delegates that are pledged to them and they keep maybe the most interesting part of that debate Nevada. Was that very last question. Where all the other candidates except Bernie? Sanders said that they thought the whole process should play out meeting. They want to go to the convention with delegates. Try TO SWAY. Voters play kingmaker or go to a second ballot. Super delegates will matter. The people shout out. Yes so the conversation might not be about who goes into the convention with the most delegates. It's about who goes into the convention the most power all right. I ain't gonNA keep asking you guys all like for for the next several months. What does it take to actually lock this thing up South Carolina's a super Tuesday Feeling I'm just GONNA keep on asking you that Barra's Parks Mike Cohen. Thank you both. Thanks for having me. Thank you Brown. And I don't want escape passed this huge development for the Bernie Sanders campaign without also addressing a huge development. Just hours before those caucuses even began. The intelligence community is warning that Russia is once again planning to interfere in a US election. The president is infuriated but not by what Russia is doing remember. Last Friday morning we told you president trump had replaced. He's acting director of National Intelligence. The top spy chief in the country because that office had given a briefing on Russian election meddling to a bipartisan congressional committee than Russia's. Planning to interfere in the twenty twenty campaign to bolster the president's reelection later on Friday we learned Bernie Sanders actually received his own briefing. Awhile back or he was told he's actually Russia's favourite Democratic candidate. They're trying to do what they can to make him. The nominee and we'll senators confirmed he'd received this briefing. He also seemed to blame the Washington Post for breaking this story right before a big vote. One day before the the about o'clock came out. Is The Washington Post good friends? Even more bizarre was throughout the weekend. President trump and his national security adviser Robert. O'brien Tina say yes. The Russians are trying to help Bernie Sanders but no intelligence is wrong on us. They're not trying to help us. And have you seen analysis from the intelligence community showing that one of Russia's aims in its election variances? That help president trump. Yeah I have not seen that and and I get pretty good acts. Let's bring an ABC news contributor. John Colin because John You served at the Department of Homeland Security. You know this arena. What do you make the responses here by thought? The difference in their responses were striking on the one hand you had Bernie Sanders look. Here's the message to Russia's stay out of American elections came out in February strongly Russia. We don't want your help. In their twenty two thousand election you need your help elected president. You are not going to be interfering in America that crap off on the other hand you had president trump. These phonies these do nothing Democrats. They said today that Putin wants to be sure that trump gets elected here. We go almost dismissing the intelligence and in a condescending and patronizing way undermining the credibility of the intelligence professionals. Who were talking about the apology? Better than me. I got to that effect to watch this. Play out in real. Time was Kinda head-spinning John. Because just yesterday the President says you know briefed him on this but on Friday night two nights earlier he literally told the crowd. He got a briefing a week ago. I was told that was happening. I told a week ago. They said you know they're trying to start a rumor. It's this information. So it's not clear whether he was actually briefed on this very specific idea of Russia with Russia with Bernie Sanders. Is there a chance? Is there a world in which Bernie Sanders has been briefed on this but the president? Hasn't I worked in the intelligence community in both the Bush and Obama Administrations I've done I've conducted congressional briefings. I can't imagine a senior intelligence community official going to Congress briefing Congress about a threat and that intelligence not being briefed up the chain and the executive what I'm saying is I have not seen that analysis George. I know no one's brief me on it including the leadership of the ICEES reports came out. You didn't ask to see this analysis. Look I been with the leaders. The intelligence community. They don't have it so all right in the public responses aside. I just want to ask. You is a national security guy. What IS THE GAME PLAN FROM RUSSIA? Like we knew they've been meddling. We knew they were still doing it. But the idea that they're supporting candidates I think would make an average American queasy. How does this work? If for the Russians. It's not so much that they are in favor of one candidate over another. Obviously they want people in the US government who are friendly to their cause But for Russia. It's really about sowing discord. We're in Saint Petersburg Russia trying to get inside a building known as the troll factory. It's about increasing anger across the American populace. It's about it's about formenting. Civil unrest is about inspiring acts of violence. It's about having the public not trust. Its government Alan Viscaya of told an independent liberal Russian TV station. He worked in the unit that specifically targeted America. One Minute he said you needed to be a redneck from Kentucky. And then later you had to be some kind of white dude from Minnesota and then at fifteen minutes you need to be from New York writing something in black slang so if Russia. Yeah obviously they want somebody in the Oval Office who is from a to to their broad policy objectives but they also can achieve their goals by causing type of discord and political disharmony that exists today in the country but then John I mean how is how is it Bernie Sanders Supporters. Supposed to take better donald trump supporter. Are you being told at this point? Hey if you support this candidate you're essentially helping Russia along I mean how. Are you supposed to take that as a voter? The American people should support their candidates. If you're a trump supporter you're Bernie sanders supporter. But you know you. You should be a you know you should support that candidate But on the other hand you have a responsibility to understand that a of the information that's being pushed out over social media a lot of the information that's being put forth In our political discourse is inaccurate. Or it's disinformation being put out into the network into the environment by hostile foreign country. So don't just believe what you're seeing online go find out. What is the accurate story? But clearly I mean. Facebook accounts memes. They work that. Why Michael Bloomberg and the rest of them have hired an army's worth of social media folks to shape that corner of the world that now apparently so as the Kremlin John Cohen. Thank you again. Duckie's him excellent start here. You think this information about politics is bad. What about a new disease? Recently American health officials had a few basic rules of thumb. If you don't WANNA get Corona virus number one they say literally wash your hands and quit touching your face. It is the best way to avoid this out. And by the way is the best way to avoid the flu which will kill way more. Americans this year to stay away from sick people on cruise ships and airplanes and three. Don't get trapped in China. That is the place where this is truly a concern the growing threat of corona virus. More than seventy seven thousand cases reporting globally with more than two thousand four hundred deaths at last report well for several days last week mainland. China was seeing fewer and fewer new cases. The big spikes actually coming from elsewhere. South Korea now declaring a quote Code Red Now. We are seeing more and more extreme measures from governments to stop the spread of this virus in their countries. Abc Senior foreign correspondent. Ian Panel is now in Asia's latest country to be issuing quarantines left and right he's in Seoul South Korea so animated. How bad is it getting there? It is pretty bad. I choose the significance outbreak It looks pretty much on the cusp of being the largest outbreak. Outside of China the numbers are pretty much around the same as on that cruise ship in Japan but they are rising every single day waiting for the latest figures to come out of this particular outbreak seemed to be centered on a religious group has been described variously as the sex tourism Colt Either way it was the sixty one year old woman who appeared to be infected. She was in a church service or one of that services with a lot of other people and she sent me seems to pass the infection to a large number of people have come down to lake to see how things are and so there is one particular city called data which is the fourth largest city in south. Korea is almost deserted. There are few people out. Mostly elderly people walking around Normally this lovely park would be would be quite busy with. That's effectively under lockdown along with a couple of other areas as the authorities control it in everyday who seeing the numbers kind of go up and up of people infected always worth stressing. The numbers of deaths are still very very small certainly compared to China the numbers of those infected is just rising rapidly. Yes what I was GONNA mention. The we're talking about hundreds of cases here. This is not tens of thousands yet in South Korea. So why the overwhelming responses there there and elsewhere we'll probably because Asia of course has has history People remember outbreaks of influenza of songs of Murs and so the authorities in countries like career in Japan and we saw this in Hong Kong as well Are used to trying to deal with these kind of medical outbreaks. And they have the capacity to do it. I mean and that's you'll find well. The South Korean government has done is is pretty impressive. I mean they have tested. Tens of thousands of people An APP is now being developed. where you can see you can pinpoint your location on the map and you can see where every single person who's had been diagnosed with Kobe. Nineteen has been named fuel-sealing Lincoln's silence. Silence silence says an Italian woman into her smartphone as she records the deserted town of Kaduna in northern Italy. The epicenter of the Corona virus spread the largest break outside of Asia in Italy. Authorities closed schools clubs churches and venues including the famed. La Scala Opera House in Milan towering duomo soccer games being cancelled within the famous Venice. Carnival being curtailed. Everybody is now on high alert kisses now being made pretty clear that this is not just a Chinese problem. My name is Jack. Draper mayor of the city of Anniston Alabama earlier today it was announced of Health and Human Services and FEMA have agreed to use the FEMA Center for domestic preparedness In Anniston as a place for some of the passengers from the dominant Princess To stay well and so even here in the US. Ian We evacuated all these Americans from a cruise ship. The State Department. Got Them on a plane. Got The back to the states now. There are state and local politicians here saying hoping not bringing them to our town. So is there a line between a common sense protections and irrationality panic undoubtedly misinformation and disinformation out there? And it's interesting that actually the response in career has been pretty conservative whereas actually what we're seeing in some other countries. We saw this in Ukraine. Mobs attacking a group of people who've been brought from China we'll so outbreaks of violence in Iran as well and we have these concerns. American closest understandable that people are concerned but people also have to understand that this is a a medical emergency and these people have to go somewhere they are. Us citizens after all. And you're the risk of catching this virus. Aronie grace if you come into close contact with someone that the federal government has assured us that these patients will not have any impact on the local community and that no one is at risk who took let people going into quarantine. We're not talking about people who are infected roaming the streets of Alabama where elsewhere in the US as the theme of the day is misinformation and disinformation and what sort of scenes that can cause Ian Panel in Seoul. Thank you thanks. But and one last thing every now and then a sports team will put in someone who ordinarily would not play just to give him a thrill. This is not one of those stories instead. It's a story involving a complete stranger brought into a game at a crucial moment at the very highest level of the sport the worst case scenario for the Carolina Hurricanes the traders on the ice again to look at goaltender and already one goal. Tender's out of the game. This is Saturday night. Nhl Hockey the Carolina Hurricanes in Toronto taking on the Maple leafs both teams worried about making the playoffs and Carolina Loses. Its goaltender to an injury. Luckily they have a backup until he goes down. Just halfway through the second period and David areas unbelievable. Isn't it ready to play hockey? Might be needed tonight. And this is where hockey is weird. It's so rare to have both of your goal. These go down most teams. Don't carry a third because of that. Every arena is required to supply an emergency goalie which can be used by either team if the case arises so Carolina's forced to turn to a forty two year old named Dave who's never played professional hockey game his profession and I'm not making this up he's a Zamboni driver. Not even for the Maple leafs mind you but for the Minor League team nearby. He's a maintenance worker. There he spilled in as a practice goalie for the leafs but on this night he gets texted by the Carolina hurricanes to come down from the stands and get dressed up. Oh my goodness gone through your mind right now on sports that you can see the coach on the bench going. Oh my God this game is over and sure enough day. Bayer's gets on the ice and immediately. Let's two goals. I thought it wasn't going to happen but I was nervous. For the whole second period house you could tell it can stop puck of a hat to in the second but It's all the boys when they come out in the third I'll be ready to go get a lovely stage but in the third period against one of the most fearsome offenses in hockey ears makes us save then another car in to save Nova Sutton. Dave's favorite team cannot score against him and the hurricanes win six three Carolina. Man Look at that. React Dave by the way still wearing his maple leafs T SHIRT UNDER HIS JERSEY GETS mobbed by his new teammates along with a five hundred dollar check for his services. It's just it's unreal right now. It's hard to put into words. Be Honest but this morning this forty two year old kidney transplant survivor the oldest to win an NHL debut get royalties on a new team. T shirt that bears his name and so will the kidney foundation of his choice. I cannot believe I'm saying this this morning is our five hundred episode. Five hundred days of start here. Five hundred days worth of weird hours probing interviews tireless dedication by our producers and our editors are booker's managers cannot begin to say how good this team is the journalists here at ABC News who take time out of their day to tell us everything they know to even give us those nuggets? They haven't shared with anyone else. We literally could not do the show without them. And most importantly we are so lucky to have an incredible community of listeners. I know it is a privilege to get twenty minutes of your morning with you. And for those of you who been with us for a while every raiding. Every review every nudge to your friend saint check out the show. All of that has expanded what we are able to do. So thank you. I'm Brad Milkey and get started on five. Oh One right now. I'll see you tomorrow.

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Planning Ahead

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34:31 min | 7 months ago

Planning Ahead

"Cliff Barnes Company has been fuelling athletes for almost thirty years with their cliff and Luna bars. And this is super cool even during a time when there are no live sports cliff and Luna continue to support female athletes in fact right now there featuring awesome women on their new limited edition cliff bar packaging including soccer star. Megan repeat no tennis legend. Venus Williams Surfer Lakey Peterson skateboarder Jordan. Barrett Climber Ashim aspera she and Mountain biker. Katharina Nash check out all these awesome new packages for yourself in store or online at cliff bar dot Com ahead on. Nfl Live the NFL begins. The slow arduous process of reopening. We'll have the details and the challenges of the weeks propose plan it was a trade heard round the world. We'll revisit the decision Cindy Andre Hopkins to Arizona and exchange for David Johnson. And look at what it means in the world fantasy football and jared. Goff took a step back last season. But what if anything does this mean for the Rams Window of opportunity? Happy to have you with us. The stuff food. Hello everybody. I'm Wendy next. Dan Graziano dinner. Lobski are here Tim. Hasselbeck will join US shortly and so it begins last week the NFL sent a memo to all thirty two clubs outlining a first phase and getting team facilities ready to open to a limited amount of staff teams were given a deadline of this coming Friday. That's May fifteenth to have the following protocols in place in the proposal the states that local state governments must consent to reopening and that clubs may for Mitt up to fifty percent of non player employees. They must also create an infection response team a written plan for newly diagnosed cases as well as an infection control officer oversees all aspects of the implemented guidelines and each employee returns to work must receive covert nineteen safety and hygiene training. Here's Dan Quinn on if he agrees with fellow coach. Mike Tomlin that all teams to reopen at the same time team asked for the guidance players for all the clubs. But I I tend to agree with Mike. Make sure that from a player and a coaching standpoint that we all get the same opportunities and access to the players so whatever those guidelines look like. I think that's still out there but I tend to agree to say it seems like it would make sense from a play player in a coaching standpoint. That we all are able to follow the guidelines when those times come taking a look around the sports world. Bundesliga is set to return this weekend. That's May sixteenth. However no fans will be in attendance. The English Premier League has been given the green light to resume by June one according to the UK government however they've yet to announce any potential return dates and here in the states. Mls an MBA practice facilities are slowly starting to open and Major League. Baseball owners agree to a return date somewhere around July fourth but still needs to be presented to the players Dan with We'll start with you guys actually with other leagues in North America and began working to get back to work and get back on the field. Where exactly does the NFL stand one? Is You know the? Nfl has the luxury of time here. And the ability to watch what these other leagues do. See what succeeds. Siewert doesn't and learn from that apply it to their season when we get to September but in the short term this Friday may fifteenth is a big day when they agreed with the NFL PA on the rules for the virtual off season last month. They said these rules would run through may fifteenth and they would sort of re reconvene after that and figure out. What's going on here? What Dan Quinn Sang About? If one team facility is open all team facilities should be or if one's closed and all should be closed that was part of the original agreement. But there's a lot of discussion around how to do this how to get staff back into facilities how to get players back into facilities. I don't think it's one hundred percent certain that they stick to that plan of one facilities closed all have to be closed. Because I think if you have the ability to get people back in the facility get staff back in the facility. It also gives the League an opportunity to see how that's working so over the next couple of weeks. We're going to see how the NFL starts to put these plans into place in terms of what you reference that last week's memo about staff entering the facilities and going back to work but they have a long way to go until their season and they're going to take it step by step along that way. Dan Thank you saints. Receiver Austin Carr whose wife tested positive for covert nineteen before. Eventually giving birth to a healthy baby boy was on Golic and Wingo this morning. He talked about the challenges of reopening. And whether he'd sign a waiver in order to play I would Here's why. Nfl PA actually had a great virtual. Call the doctor sort of explaining the risks of Tova. Nineteen from what I understand about the virus. Obviously if it mutates and so on you know who knows you but from what they understand and players like you know one of the Lowest Risks Right. That's a generalization. It's not specific to every single guy. But I would sign it because yes I. I think I've already had it. I but I also think most of my teammates were sign it because we realized we're healthy We Are we are some of the lowest risk and if we if we were contract it and things were to get Sort of complicated We live in the best countries for medical care. And we'd be taken care of so And again I think that's also just the heart of trying to get back on the field and play for the fans and Give the country something that Gives THEM HOPE. Tim Hasselbeck joins us now. But Dan Orlovsky I will ask you for. How would you react in this situation if you were still playing now? First of all it's awesome to hear that Austin's wife and child or doing okay. So that's great news. I was still a player. I think people need to realize that sixty percent of the NFL is on League minimum contracts. It's not made of everybody making ten million dollars. So if you're a player that's made sixty seventy eighty million dollars in your career. You might sit back and I don't feel like there's this need to rush out on the field but if you're a league minimum player the reality is the great majority of those guys have a three or four year window to make that league minimum money. That's the average length of NFL career and so for the younger guys with the NFL comes and says hey the only chance for you to make your money. This year's play this very unique setting. Those guys are going to do it because they know their window to make the money is small. And let's say you're an older guy only makes league minimum non wanted use only but makes league minimum. A big thing is your benefits as you get older that gets added to your kind of your package of 401k and all that stuff that's a big deal to a veteran that's making just league minimum and so. I know it's a very different circumstance. But in two thousand and eleven my wife was pregnant with triplets. And she had to stay in Philadelphia because she was high risk at UPN. And I had to go play an indie and the conversation was like it. Listen I'm obviously going to play this year. It's my only chance to make money but you stay away at the hospital and the question was was it worth or is it worth that five or six months of separation and I promise you a great majority of the players. I would be one saying this that you ask them that they would all say yes. It's a short period of time to make our money as players in the NFL. It wouldn't be most ideal setting but if it's the only option for guys they're going to jump on board and as you might imagine. Players perspectives will vary. It's not it's not a one size fits all. It will depend on a number of factors. Here's what Sam Darnold set on the Michael Kay show about getting back to work. I think whatever you know. Whatever the guidelines are whenever they determined that it's safe for us to go back to practice in the facilities and play games against you know our opponents. I think you know they're gonNA do their do jolt. Do diligence there and make sure that we're safe coming back. So as long as we're allowed to be in the facility and and be practicing in your claim games I'm not going to be worried at it. Not a huge surprise that younger players versus veterans. Who maybe a little older may look at this from different places. We've seen that really as a society as a whole and you know when you look at it. They're going to be so many different circumstances for all of these different players but as you say young players do think because they haven't made the money kind of along the lines of what Dan was saying they will be eager to get back but I will take it even a step further. I think the guys that maybe have made sixty seventy million dollars. That are do a lot of money. Their current contract giving a ten million dollar salary. Because of this situation is going to be hard to swallow nevermind twenty million or twenty five million for some guys to myth out on Matt when even if you have made a lot of money you'll window is an NFL player. It's not that long. Play fifteen years. You know the scope of your lifetime in terms of your earning potential in your your opportunity right now. It's just too much to pass up even for guys that have played through huge contracts. I just think it's really important as we discussed this to keep mentioning that the NFL is projecting something in September at. They're talking about contingencies. Do they are they able to play on time? Are they able to play with fans in the stands without fans in the stands with with the stands at thirty percent capacity etc? Everything depends on what happens in everybody. You talked with the. Nfl says if the landscape is going to change between now and September these things become possible if there are advances in testing and treatment for the virus. They've everything's the same as it is right now. It's going to be very very hard for the NFL. To come back and play in September their plans and their optimism is rooted in the idea that it won't be exactly the same as it is now and there will be a more favourable environment for possibly returning and playing football and again the initial protocols were expected to be in place by the fifteen th which is Friday. So we'll see Dan to your point. It's a very fluid situation. Nothing fluid about two or situation in Miami because they have made it official announcing they have signed their fifth overall pick to Tango Viola field. Yates afforded that yesterday and indicated. The deal is for four years and more than thirty million dollars. Here's what to add to say via twitter. Thank you to the Miami. Dolphins for making this dream come true for me and my family. It's in my heart to give back to the communities that have raised me. Plans are underway to start charitable outreach efforts in Hawaii Alabama and Miami stay tuned stay. Stay go fins. Tem how important in your estimation is it that to a see not just playing time but some significant playing time in his rookie season. I think the best way to get better is to be on the field and play and live game situations and so how important it. It's just as important for him as it is for most quarterbacks that get drafted high and have high expectations. So it's important now. His situation is going to be a little bit unique because of his injury situation but if he is cleared by the doctors and they're basically saying there is not more risk of him playing this season and there would be with him playing next season. Then I think you have to take the gloves off and basically say look. It's time to go. You know and let him get out there and learn and take hits and and basically be like any other rookie that would really benefit from playing time. And I think Dan would agree with me on this when you watched him play in the structure of Alabama's offense. There's a lot that would carry over to the National Football League concept wise. I think he's actually in a place where he could come in and play well and be prepared to play well in his rookie season. Tim Brings up a ton of great points and his point of the offense scheme wise. How well or advanced to minded with understanding that stuff is spot on. I would disagree that he needs to see the field though. I mean we need to put this in context that he's not that far removed from having the question of am I ever GonNa walk again and let's fast forward to September or October November of this coming football season. It'll be a year so since that head and I don't want to rush a guy out there that may still be fighting some of the mental demons of a year ago. I saw my career football wise flesh before my eyes and my question would be. Why the rush? Why the rush to get to on the field or the dolphins of Bona Fide playoff team. Are they going to go on a championship? Run this season and I've used this phrase to win the dolphins since the moment they took them. Do not give up what you really want for what you want right now. We all WanNa see to on the field. I love the kids game but I really want to see him. Playing on the field in two thousand thirty at a really high level and the dolphins have a tunnel long term success as an organization. So I think like Patrick. Mahomes played one game at the end of his rookie year. It was a game where he could get some Reps. And you've got to see okay. A little bit of what he was and that coaching staff got to feel it as well. I. I beg Crispier and Brian Floors. I feel adamant about this. Do not rush to on the field just to get him. Necessary Game Reps. He was really well coached Alabama. He's going to be mentally ready to play in the NFL. At a high level and with speed allow him to get fully confident both physically and mentally in himself where he could take off on the NFL. Field running it Dan. What this makes me think of is a conversation. I had when back when I was covering the giants with ally Manning about his rookie year and the benefits of what he did. He had best of both worlds and he will tell you that he got to sit for about half the year behind. Kurt Warner and then they put him in with nine games to go and made him the starter. Let him get his feet wet. And he said he appreciated both aspects of it but the ability to get on the field and actually play games at the end of his rookie year knowing that he was going to be the starter heading into the next year that he was able to have an off season as the starter with that experience in his pocket and he said he always found that extremely valuable and every situation is different. Every guy is different. And I think we're we're pretty safe to believe that the dolphins are not going to put this young man on the field until they're sure he's physically ready and that they can protect him but I think there's some value in at least keeping open the possibility like. Hey maybe if he's right and if he's up for it and we feel like it's not a bad situation for him get him some live game reps here before the end of the season. So it's going to be a balancing act. I think in Miami this year guys jumped in because I was back backup his second and third year in. He played nine games his rookie season. He would not even been close to the player that he was in year three because there was so much learning can watch his rookie year game against the Baltimore Ravens. It was a disaster and it was those learning experience that made him much better year. Three year. Four I'm beyond anyone. Anyone lasky would love to go ahead love to come back Wendy ten. Those are great points. And I'll be honest with you two weeks ago. I said absolutely no chance to play this season. And I've heard smart people talk about it and you bring up. Great points in Sodas Grass and I think that the dolphins came out and said at the end of the season at the last three or four game stretch. They said to practice at a really high level for a couple of months. He's fully healthy. We feel we can support him and play football and they WANNA go get him Reps. At the end of the season. I have become a little bit more understanding of that but if I was the dolphins I would come out and say he does not see the field before December. I don't care what happens. He does not see that field before December because to Tim's points. You cannot replicate real life reps. You just can't and so those will have a tremendous amount of impact on him moving forward but he's not playing six seven eight nine games for me. There's absolutely no shot at that. If he wants to play two or three to get him some reps and I'm going to call the game to make sure that I protect him. In that capacity. 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Barkley number two after an injury plagued two thousand nineteen. He's in entering his third year behind a revamped giants line. After two straight thousand yard rushing season Dalvin Cook number three finished. Second fantasy points per game among running backs last year and should be back healthy following a late season. Injury Ezekiel Elliott number. Four part of what could be a high powered cowboys offense and comes off the season with over seventeen hundred total yards and fourteen touchdowns and Alvin. Kamara is number five. He battled injuries last season after being top three fantasy thick but still caught eighty one passes and should be the top back in one of the NFL's top offensives. Here are the next ten led by Derrick Henry at six Austin Ecuador who takes the top spot in the chargers offense after Melvin. Gordon departed for Denver. What other interesting name on this todd? Gurley who comes in at fifteen after his move to Atlanta but one running back matthew various high on didn't even crack the top fifteen all laskey. Let's look at this when the quarterback perspective you're good at that how does this trade affect the respective QB's well? We'll take a look at the Shawn Watson. I mean obviously to Shawn Watson. Now when he gets on the field is going to go. Who's My guy who's the guy that I know cannot win in men? Covert can rely on or when the guys open. I can give him an offer to excuse me when he's covered. I can give him an opportunity bowl because that to de'andre Hopkins was to Deshaun Watson. Who's one of the best quarterbacks in football? But he doesn't have that guy anymore so who is going to step forward and kind of gain that trust and if you look at it for Colin. Murray one of the deep ball throwing quarterbacks in out of the pocket throwing quarterbacks in the NFL he now has one of the best depot receivers and broken play receivers with Hopkins. So huge win for Murray. Certainly hurts the Shawn Watson Tim. What do you expect from David Johnson in Houston not as high on him as Matthew? Berry is look? He's GonNa underperformance contract. That's what's going to happen. He's making over eleven million dollars this year and I'm not positive that he's a better runner than Carlos. High one thousand yards and six rushing touchdowns so probably somewhere around there one of the things that people like about David. Johnson is his versatility. You know kind of earlier. In his career people would compare him that Matt Forte. But Duke Johnson is also there so like. I'm just not really sure what the FIT is or that. He's really going to take over that offense. The Way Barry was talking about Grad Kenyan drake may Johnson expendable and then he got tagged can he repeat his production from last year yet remember. Wendy cardinals went out and traded for Kenyan Drake. Even though they were already paying David Johnson top of the market running back money then they Johnson basically on the bench all year while they played drake and he was very productive this rather than let him hit the Free Agent Market. They use the transition tag on him holding him in place for about eight and a half million dollars. They'd like to get a long term deal done and bring that number down but this is a Guy. They really believe fit what they want to do it. The running back position. He's an offense where the quarterback is a running threat. They're receivers all over the place. Obviously a very very dangerous player from a fantasy perspective this year. All right and then Dan Orlovsky back to you can will fuller be trusted to be a number one out not yet. Wendy. No not on the field off the field. If you look at on the field Willfuller never had over six hundred seventy yards receiving. And so you're talking about a guy that has to be a number one we ever just about fourteen yards per catch. That's pretty good. But it's almost like we talked about. Juju Smith Schuster. When Abe left Pittsburgh what is it GONNA be like? When you're the number one guy now and all the attention is gonNA come to you in the double teams are going to come to you. No longer going to hopkins and then the reality is off. The field missed. Fourteen games the last two years so we can't be trusted to be healthy. And he's got to prove that he's worthy to be number. One Bona Fide Stud. I can't one more Larry Fettes back for another year. That's good for everybody who likes football and he hasn't had another threat like this lining up with him since maybe an bolden. How do you see his role? The under Hopkins have better right now than Anquan. Boldin was hand quantum was in Arizona. Anquan was really special player. There look I think Larry Fitzgerald basically becomes like a move tight end. I really really talented move tight. End Play inside they won't be able to always dictate a lot of attention to him inside. He still has the ability to play outside. I think Gerald can still be around seventy five catches score bunch of touchdowns and he's going to be kind of now all of a sudden in the number two. He's really never ever been the number two even as he's gotten older he's always been the best receiver of the bunch in Arizona. Dot Won't be the case now and I think Larry will thrive in that situation after leading the rams to the Super Bowl in two thousand eighteen a little bit of a step backward Jared Goff in La and twenty nine missing the playoffs for the first time since Sean mcvay became the head coach. Here's mcvay a what. His quarterback needs to do to play a more elite level as they move forward in the field. Well I thought he finished season really well. You know the stats are what they are. I think we just expect them. The user's experiences as a chance to. Bro. Make sure we're always learning and continue to become an extension of the coaching staff. Everybody can be a little bit better. You know you always WanNa make racist. Do you WANNA play with the timing and rhythm of the play and you WanNa throw the ball with accuracy. Think it's important number one that I do a better job of evaluating our identity. Staying in alignment with that making sure that we have at our disposal that that doesn't allow people to feel like they can lock wanted or running it and I I am confident that that will do much. Better job collectively. And I think you'll see jared up progress on the field as well throwing a career. High thirty two touchdown passes last season. Two thousand eighteen. I should say Goff. Soy significant slide. He saw decreases last year and completion percentage yards per attempt touchdowns and Qbr his sixteen tied for the fourth most in the NFL. Listen it's our favorite off season question. Dan Graziano but it's fair to a degree. Anyway is the Rams Championship window closing or at least getting smaller. I think their position Wendy. Where they're going to have to sort of recalibrate their course right that you saw a lot of guys leave you know. They lie they traded Brandin cooks. Let go of Todd Gurley. They still haven't signed Jalen Ramsey that they traded two first round picks for the offensive line remains a short-term and long-term question mark. I think the rams who were in the Super Bowl just you know a little less than a year and a half ago are in a position where they have to retool and there is a sense around the league that they may be almost like a step back here in store for them especially given how strong San Francisco is how strong Seattle always is how people expect Arizona to be better. Rams are very very difficult division. And I think it's fair to look at them and say maybe they're not quite as strong team on paper as they would have been this time last year when you look at it. You have a quarterback that has taken a team to a super bowl so and he's a young player so to say they're window closing. I think is premature but I would agree with grass when you look at the situation and you know how far that team is from contending again. I think they drastically underestimated what the loss of Roger South would meeting their football team. That dominate the line of scrimmage at killed their running game which in tune killed their passing game. You Know Jared Goff I believe is is a player really really benefits from running game. Pass protection like a lot of quarterbacks until they get back to that I think they're further away especially in an improving division that maybe people thought they would have been a couple years ago. I agree with a lot of what you guys were saying. I think the young offensive Lineman have to take a step forward for this offense in Jared Goff but you can hear Sean mcvay talks while Jared Jared. Goff will be fine. He puts it upon himself. We all have to be better to get into to play in the rhythm and the timing of that offense then Jefferson the rookie from Florida. He's going to have to come on. Kim Makers is going to have to come on so it those young offensive Lineman step up their game play. Well and Sean mcvay continues to kind of constantly changed. The identity of this football team. Jared Goff is going to play really good football for a long time all right guys teams in the NFC. South had a busy off season. We start with the Falcons. They signed Todd. Gurley to a one year deal. Speaking of the Ramsey departed. He's coming off his third straight season with at least ten rushing touchdowns but a career low in Russia charts and then there was this after spending twenty seasons in New England. Tom Brady signed a two year. Deal with bucks. He's forty two second in passing yards and passing touchdowns in NFL history. He trails only drew brees and speaking of breeze. He signed a two year deal. Worth fifty million dollars to stay foot with. Saint owns the top. Three single season marks in completion percentage in NFL history. All of which have come in the last three years and finally Teddy Bridgewater moved from the saints to the panthers signing three year. Deal worth sixty. Three million bridgewater went five. No I'm just starting quarterback lassie's as he filled in for an injured drew brees. So there you see the fantasy three. Oh actually the real deal as a whole the NFC south stack at the skill positions. The division features the top three leaders and receiving yards last season. Michael Thomas Julio Jones's Chris Godwin and then you add in Christian McCaffrey. Who led the league in scrimmage yards last season and it was the third most in a single season. Nfl history and Todd Gurley at least ten rushing touchdowns in each of the last three seasons. All right go. There is a lot of talent when you look at it like that and any way you slice it actually. So let's rank these trios. I don't know if we're going to have agreement but Dan. I'm going to let Orlov Ski. I should say well let you start. I you got your little white board today. Oh there it is okay. Oh very very nice writing by the way thank you. I'm a English Speaker Major. I GOT NEW ORLEANS AT ONE TAMPA BAY to Atlanta Three Carolina. Four and I left a note for Graziano. Hopefully I don't okay all right go ahead. Well listen I got. The same list is down there. I'm not sure about the penmanship. But I'll tell you that if you have a list. That's not that less than it's the wrong list. Oh well at least for like a true. True New England private schools so back from Connecticut. What happens when he gets stuck at UCONN and nobody wanted to see my handwriting. Site used visual AIDS. These guys should have more fancy points among that trio than the buccaneers Because we're not talking about which teams could be better but we're talking about fantasy point over the last six years. Which is when Mike Evans was drafted? Right Matt Ryan has had more fantasy points in the season. Four Times Tom Brady only two. And Julio Jones had more fantasy points in the season the Mike Evans five out of six years including last year. I need somebody to tell me how the change at quarterback is going to make the buccaneers offense more fantasy friendly than it was last year when the quarterback threw for five thousand yards and thirty touchdowns. Maybe as but I don't know how. How many more fantasy points are going to be able to produce down there? Then they already did last year so I had to to stack very difficult to put the team with Christian McCaffrey at the bottom of any list in terms of fantasy. If you're just going you know with him he's gotta be at the top for sure. So Dan Orlovsky. Did you have a rebuttal? This wasn't a fantasy saving? We said rank. The best. Treehouse rank the best trios. This was this was the Matt Berry Field. Yates dominated segment. It was the best trios the best trios of the ones that Tim Hasselbeck have. That's why I wrote at the bottom. Graziano will be Russia's future but let me ask you guys this by the way by the way if it was a fantasies if it was a fantasy question and grabs his saying like. How does the quarterback play like in that offense? How do the fancy points go but not throwing thirty interceptions grass? That's how it goes interceptions? More fantasy points okay. Here's the thing no does anybody fantasy segment. Yeah but here's the thing that little live episode of yours. Does anybody doubt that the Dead Grass Ziada was that kid in the front of the class begging for extra homework because that's what it looked like with this little band were Dan. That's how you end up at Georgetown. I'm saying yeah we're all here. Was The kid who looked over and copied the other kids together with what a world two thousand nineteen a season to remember for the Mark Jackson. The first player in NFL history to throw for three thousand yards and Rushworth thousand. Same season in doing so. He became the second unanimous. Mvp In league history joining. Tom Brady in two thousand ten. Also the second player to win the award before he's heard twenty three that was alongside. Jim Brown he ran away with the MVP last year. Mahomes was injured unable to become the first back-to-back winner since peyton manning now Danner Lobski assume they both stay healthy. Would we be lucky enough to see another manning Brady type situation over the next decade with these two? Yeah I really believe so when a couple of reasons first of all. They're both phenomenal players. Right there are both incredible talents. That are very confident young energetic players but if you look a little bit deeper what Brady and Manning had in common with each other was one great general managers obviously Bill Belichick and then Bill Polian two great head coaches. That understood them with bill. Belichick and Tony. Dungy for the most part and then three both three and schemes. That were very specific to their skill sets with Tom. Brady on a and dunk type of offense that was generated off understanding protections and getting the ball out of his hands and just picking apart of defense paintings was this no huddle getting matchups in getting into the perfect play well look at the similarities between. Lamar and Patrick mahomes both have great denver managers and breadth each from the homes. Eric Decosta for Baltimore. Both have great head coaches with any reading harbaugh and they both run very unique systems. Where Patrick Mahomes is getting the ball? Downfield and the Mars is being this incredible weapon and so there's so many similarities there from the owner shared the general manager head coach in style wise. That are really think we're in for great decade and a half between the two of them. Lucky is Tam. Is this a two man race? Who Else may be or? Can you envision another contender? This time around. I absolutely Ken. Russell Wilson Russell Wilson legitimately in the discussion a year ago. Thirty one touchdowns five picks and go back to the start of last season. When we're looking at the receiving core for the Seattle seahawks. So I think you look at Russell. Wilson his ability to elevate the play of the people around him. He's a really really special player that I think in many respects isn't given the credit that he deserves and look. You can have an angry. Aaron Rodgers Minnaso-. Aaron Rodgers also had a pretty good year in terms of touchdown passes and interceptions that ratio and teams record. I want count him out either. Yeah Tim I mean those guys we've seen obviously perform at MVP levels. Obviously Rogers has won the award. Wilson has not but man I go back and I say a year ago. Nobody would have picked Lamar Jackson two years ago. Nobody besides Louis riddick would have picked Patrick Mahomes. These are second year quarterbacks that just kind of took off and came out of nowhere so I would look further down the list. I mean the equivalent this year. What if Kyle Murray pops and the Arizona Cardinals Win Their Division? It could be. It could be anybody. But there's a lot of exciting young quarterbacks in the league that could be in this discussion for the next couple of years. Gave Louis Riddick Credit. Because he most certainly would have chosen. Patrick mahomes before he went out so fair enough.

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"Do you know this voice? No. This is Steve Perry, Steve Perry free warmer lead for for journey. Who would one gigantic solo album? He did solo. Oh, yeah. Come on. Oh, Sherrie. I mean he had a gigantic solo on that anyway. He came back and made now my thought he throw it out there. All right. So we're getting ready for NFC s game number one tonight. GIO Gonzalez versus Clayton Kershaw. It is Clayton Kershaw day. We've got tomorrow SC versus undefeated Colorado at the Coliseum. And then Sunday I will be in Denver with the snow and the cold and the Rams versus the Denver Broncos. And then don't forget Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Dodger Stadium games, three, four and five. I hate the two, three two, but and I hate that Thursday game, which is like a two o'clock game. The Wednesday gave me at is all the Wednesday game. Yeah, right. It doesn't. That doesn't that better for the dodgers though you'd think. It'd be better if they take one game in Milwaukee and they sweep in LA. Yeah, I think it's really hard to beat Milwaukee, three times in a row. That's why I think the series goes back to to Milwaukee. So I wanted to grab this because obviously Lakers getting ready to open and it's it's funny how people are already speculating beyond beyond this year. So Mark Stein, who is an excellent basketball writer, who is who writes for the New York Times tweeted this just a little while ago about Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors. He says and don't forget it. It's warriors versus Lakers tonight. Apparently the warriors guys are playing in San Jose. The Lakers guys for the most part are not lonzo's gonna play, but no LeBron no Rondo, no Ingram. Here's what he writes. The other twenty nine teams are bound to draw hope from the recent widespread rumbles that Durant will seriously consider signing with the Knicks neck next summer yet my own sense after some temperature taking in Vegas is that more people within the organization, the not believe Durant ultimately wants to enjoy at least one season in Golden State's new San Francisco palace after spending so much court time off court time in his first two years, immersing himself in Silicon Valley. He says, there is no tangible concern about Klay Thompson, leaving the warriors, but they do. They do think that the Lakers are. A possible destination for. K. d. next year. So there's two things out there floating around. First of all, we're excited about this season. I think you know, from watching this team from seeing Lonzo the other night, I think this team's going to be very good. I think fifty to fifty five wins. Probably the number, I think very possibly. This team can get to the Western Conference finals. I think LeBron is that good? And I think he's gonna make everybody else that much better, but we all know that there's kind of a two step here. The next step would be next summer and it seems like Mark and multiple people are suggesting the k. d. could be that guy. Could be that guy in New York? No. Could be no, because kyri says he's going to stay in Boston k. d. is now potentially going to be could potentially be a Laker while now be great to have k. d. here in LA obviously that would be the best one, two punch of all time. What if you were k. d. what would you rather do would you rather have quite possibly the best team of all time by staying with the warriors and making the money work or because in ten years from now, are you going to look back at this Katie, this warriors team in and CK on it and think, oh man, they they just they overpaid for it that it's, he'd left Oklahoma City and he stayed in in with the warriors or you're gonna look back and say, this is the best team ever thing. Katie is so sensitive. He's the, he's the most sensitive superstar in the world. I don't. Nobody knows what's going on inside his head. He's got one on her account. He's commenting on Instagram posts from some kid in his basement. I mean, just it's, it's ridiculous. The gyrations that he goes through. So I don't. It's hard to say what he actually wants the theory that's out there and it's completely possible is that there are two one is k. d. potentially as a Laker and you've kind of got LeBron handing off the baton to k. d. as LeBron becomes potentially a more complimentary player. The other is that Katy would never do that because people like Stephen, a Smith have already called katie's, moved to Golden State the weakest move and recorded human history or whatever the hell Stephen, a Smith said, and that gets to k d. And would this be another version of that? Katy is going to be criticized no matter what he does if he stays in Golden State and continues to make these championships look easy. Then he took the easy way out if he comes to LA and plays with LeBron it's the same scenario comes to LA plays with the greatest player on the planet. How much does LeBron really care about that? Or is he used to that criticism? Is LeBron blueapron doesn't care about any of that stuff k. d. I don't think k. d. it would make sense for him to come back. You're saying he comes here. He becomes the star. That's the thing that he's missing right now in Golden State. He is no longer the star, right? Right. Is he they have all these other guys around him. Steph curry is is a former MVP. Klay Thompson could be an MVP on another team. Dream on could be MVP possibly on another team. He comes to LA LeBron leaves. He's now the MVP of the Lakers playing with Lonzo and Ingram and coups Ma in heart, and he is the star of that. That that makes way way more sense. Yeah, and it's also it's not really taking the easy way. No tougher here than it is at Golden State. Without question. The other player that you've got a mansion in association with the Lakers only because you know, we can sit and talk about things. Jalen rose is actually talking to the players are involved, and I watched Jalen rose on. Get up last week, say he called his shot. He said, Anthony Davis will be a Laker, oh man, flat out. Anthony Davis will be Laker and it just so happens. He just signed with clutch, which is the agency that represents LeBron technically is LeBron's agency, aligning. It makes so much sense for that to happen and the conceivably, Anthony Davis. He's able to force a deal this summer before he gets into his final year of his contract with New Orleans. We're going to find out, I, let's circle back to the to the dodgers coming back. Next I've got an interesting and telling number that you haven't heard anywhere else about dodgers brewers. I e SPN LA gigantic Friday, gigantic Friday. I am going to hop a plane tomorrow morning to Denver. I'll be there in the snow and in the cold to see the Rams versus the Broncos. Here's what I'll say about the ramps. They will lose a game. This won't. They will not stay undefeated for ever. I don't know if Sunday is the day. I hope it's not, but I do think weather is gonna play an enormous role. The the weather is going to be a high of twenty eight degrees and seventy percent chance of snow on on Sunday. So it's going to be cold. I don't to the best of my recollection somebody correct me on Twitter from wrong. I don't think Jared Goff has played in a snow game. He's definitely not played in the snow game. I'm not sure if he's played in a cold game or not. I'm I'm racking my memory for that, but whether it's definitely going to be a factor and if you look at the Rams schedule, if you look at the Rams schedule. The hope I was talking to our Boston's and bony. The hope is that both the Rams and the chiefs are undefeated on November the nineteenth for Monday night football in Mexico City, no matter. These are. These are I think, the best team in the NFC and the best team in the AFC. So even if if they drop one or two on the way, it's still an unbelievable matchup. But the hope is, can you imagine if they are undefeated when they meet on November the nineteenth in Mexico City, I told you, I've got a dodgers information, Greg is the lineup for the dodgers. Not that I've seen yet. Let me look when once more spot. And if it is, I will let you know by the way for the Rams Gary Klein reporting that Brandin cooks and Cooper Cup will play will play on Sunday, they're, they're pending. It's pending the final clearance of concussion protocol both say they are ready to go. So that's good news. I do have the lineup, if you owe you do, they'll end up, okay. You give me the lineup, and I've got some. Some information to go along with it. You're pretty close to right on is Taylor. And I as Ben leading off in playing left field third base freeze at first Machado short Kemp right field. Kika is in the six spot. Okay. At the second base Bellinger seven grunt doll at catcher. Okay. So obviously on the mount, so they don't do that possible. I thought the one wrinkle in that that could happen is in Brian dosier. It's not popular with dodger fans, but the one flip would be to put KiKi instead of Bellinger and centerfield and played dosier at second base instead Bellinger despite the fact that it's a lefty and GIO kansallis is going to be in center field and has Bill Plunkett said they trust his defense, and Kika will will play second base. So I've got actually the the matchups here versus GIO Gonzalez, Chris Taylor one. For six with a double. He's leading off JT batting second. Yes. No, yes. JT is second to for nineteen David freeze. Third. Yep. Four for fourteen Manny Machado. Fourth. Yep. Six of eighteen a double six of eighteen double. That's a good one. Yeah, freeze and Machado back toback. Great. Oh, and then I'd Kemp who's eight of twenty four with a double in two home runs off GIO. That is that is a great heart of the order setup. Freeze Machado camp Bellinger oh, it's KiKi. Next he's two for ten with two doubles. Like it's been really hot recently. Maybe not so much Atlanta, but he's been really good. Then Cody Bellinger who has never faced yoga's olice and finally as migrant doll, who's over three barely barely any time. Barely any exposure to GIO Gonzalez GIO by the way has been great. He got picked up an August the twenty August the thirty first by Milwaukee. He's three and. With a two thirteen ERA so has pitched really well since coming over. Although he's another guy that you know, you don't expect more than four or five innings from. That's just not the way Milwaukee, roles, Milwaukee. If there's a team that gives the dodgers run for its money in terms of analytics, it's probably Milwaukee, David Stearns, who is their general manager was an assistant GM for Jeffrey Luneau. And of course, Geoffrey Munoz, the mastermind behind the Houston Astros and their success. So I think that's going to make a huge. That'll be a huge factor because they want to get to their bullpen as quickly as possible. And their bullpen is very good as Bill Plunkett said, just a couple of minutes ago. The key for Milwaukee is to get to there. Oh, Penn. And the key for the dodgers is the same to get to Milwaukee's bullpen because if they can get to it repeatedly and work, those guys deepened accounts and get a rhythm for each of those bullpen guys, whether it's conceivable or it's oria or it's Jeffress or it's hater the more exposure they have, the more likely the dodgers are be able will be able to crack it. And a mentioned this, this number that I think is staggering. And so it's it's a reason to watch early in that game teams that are scoring. I in the postseason this year are fourteen and two with an eight seventy five winning percentage during the regular season teams. That score, I have just a six seventy one winning percentage. So about two hundred percentage points higher and Kershaw declared a Kershaw day, again, Kirsch. Aw, had a really, really good start against the Lanta eight innings. Two hit shutout game too. He walked none and struck out three. We still do. We have a starter for game to setup yet yet. Dodgers absolutely do. It is a bueller. No, it is hundred and room. It's rou-. Yes. Despite the fact that Roope pitches better at home, they're gonna throw rue in game two bueller in game, three and right shale in game four, those stats that you see him in a split sale. Obviously, unin tire years worth of splits while Buehler has been better at home and so has rue. So has hills you have three guys that have been better at home. Ru is on shorter rest with he play if on a regular rest, if he if he pitches game too. And also if you look at his stats, he actually is not so bad. He's only giving up three earned runs total three times the entire year. So his the stats aren't that much different home and away. And if you want a little thing about GIO Gonzalez best, he pitched again. The dodgers in two thousand sixteen in with the nationals in two thousand sixteen and twenty two years ago with the nationals. He pitched against the dodgers in the postseason. He only lasted four and a third innings gave up three runs and only struck out four. I would not be surprised if that's exactly what he does tonight. Right? What was it for third and three runs? Yes, that feel earned. That feels about right, right. For GIO Gonzalez the the dodgers I don't think GIO Gonzalez will see a third time through the lineup. Now you may not see a second time. He may not be right. He may not see a second time through the lineup. All right, coming up. Next Andy cabinets ski is going to step in here. I Roland is off getting ready for Lakers warriors tonight in San Jose. Hey, what's up? Friday Friday dodgers tonight at five o'clock or so five. Nine, five, nine. The dodgers versus the Milwaukee brew. Moore's at Miller park, Andy cabinet ski steps in here. Andy, you're on quite an odyssey today. This is going to be a big day for me if you're looking to buy stock in a cabinet ski today is the day. Yeah, I'm going to be on from now until about eleven thirty. Tonight. I'm going to short sell that. That's a short cell phone. I will say this commensurate to salaries. Evalu- out. Yeah. So wait a minute. So you're doing this show, then I'm moving into the Sodano show you're doing this Sodano Georgia's sick. Oh, just sick. So it's going to be. He's been here for like ten minutes. He's already said, Yep, it's gonna be me Ben Lyons and Ryan Holland's. Okay. And then I shift into pre-game because typically Monday through Friday that is Sadan. Oh, for the Lakers. Right. That's going to be me. And Michael Michael's and San Jose time, then I do time. Yeah. And then my brother and I will be doing post game. Wow. Yes. So might the radio quivalent of sherpa if you love the cams? Yeah, come to the right s. lace one stop shop. Yes. So dodger we didn't talk a lot of about the dodgers you you cover the dodgers force how you feel about this series. I think what's going to be really interesting is what happens if these games are tight. Right? Because the dodgers all season, if you spot them a lead, they're great. They're like Tiger Woods in his prime. You know if you had a lead on Sunday, it's a wrap, right? But you get them into tight games, five hundred. There are five hundred team in one one regains and they are sub five hundred and two run game. And what I think is interesting about that is the brewers have a lights out bullpen, right? So if they can manage to keep these games tight going to like the seventh, eighth inning, I think dodger fans are going to be nervous. I look. I mean, I'm close. I'm all I'm already nervous and it's the dodgers I'm already nervous. It is the NFL. Yes, it's like I've been waiting along. I was at all those World Series games last year and including game seven, which was devastating which I will never get over like I will never get over game. You hold the most contempt for from that game. Like if you had a like a blame pie for contempt in game seven who gets the most the largest sliver of the contempt on you. Dr o. beyond you Darvish because it's high, then I would say it's Andrew Friedman who traded for you Darvish instead of instead of just Inver Lander or honestly, I think they would have been better just with no addition to the pitching staff, they would have been better. I'd have been better with no started with. Was so slutty else in the second right in that second spot? No, you Darvish and Andrew Friedman and foreign Zayda who traded for him. I'm not sure what they saw, but it was people were excited though at the time at the time, we'll thought that was a really great any pitch. Well, down the stretch. He actually pitched well in the playoff sept- the world's certain World Series, right? Yeah. No. So I obviously Darvish but then the guys who put their faith in Darvish would be the other, Dave Roberts, you know, even in that in that game seven, he, you Darvish. I would he give up to in the first or three in the first. I don't recall if it was to right. You remember game seven of the World Series. He was who Dr Darvish out after an inning in I know that. But how many runs they give up the first. It was two or three re, I believe. And then he came out, came back out and gave up another run. With four earned runs. I believe four and run. So might have been two and two, but he never should have gone out for the second inning in that game. By the way here we are talking about game seven of the world doesn't exist. Not understand that that game never exists. Not not that it's painful but rehashing it, but but think about this season though and how much we've heard about thirty years thirty years. It's the exact exact two year anniversary. I I actually recently came across an NPR article making the case for your so NPR. Yeah. Well I mean somebody's gonna hold down not here NPR and the New Yorker. Yeah, but it was making a case for nineteen Eighty-eight as the greatest year in music. And it started listening. I mean listing Radi music. Yeah, but it started listing the albums from nine thousand nine hundred eighty eight and it reminded me of the dodgers just because it drove home how long this has been. These are some of the albums that came out in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight straight out of Compton. Yeah, nothing shocking by Jane's. Fiction? Yeah, he takes a nation of millions to hold us back by plumber, public enemy, prince taxi daydream nation from sonic youth, Bobby Brown. Don't be cruel, Tracy, Chapman's first album. Oh, yeah. Like isn't that? Are that that was her debut fast. Okay, I'll tell you start. So when I was on the earn Toledo, we used to. I don't even know if radio stations do this anymore. I don't think they do. We used to take hooks of songs and then we would randomly call people in play them the hooks and say, what? What? What do you think of the song is this one you wanna hear, you know the song? Do you want it on the air, focus, grouping, essential focus, grouping, worst testing record in history, Tracy Chapman, fast car. It's. I mean, it has testing record in history. Pat Benetton hit me with your best shot. You could play that an anytime and people that make sense. I mean that songs really hooky. Yeah, and it's powerful, and it's a grasses and pass Benetton had president Toledo, Ohio jet rock and roll town like Tracy, Tracy Chapman. Fast car feels like kind of an unlikely hit. No feels like an NPR act. Sure that I'm sure that goes well. It did very well. There of vivid by living color also came out nights. I love that album called the personality. All personality is a great single. So it just it drove home and I was reading this article damn nine thousand nine hundred eight is a while ago, but think about it. Yeah. Think about how old these. Albums are, yes. Okay. Best picture from the year. Nineteen hundred. Hang on. I'll go. Now that's ninety eight. I'll go. It's not English Patient know that Howards end that was early nineties. That's ninety. Two did not work waiter back work your way backwards heaven. Okay. Wait a minute. It was ordinary people. It's too ordinary people's too early. That's eighty. A guy Rainman Rainman Rainman yeah. Again, nine thousand nine hundred eighty eight is a while back George H W Bush was about to be elected president. That's right. We're going back. That was that was Michael Dukakis versus George H W Bush. It's been a minute. Wow. So that speaks to the anxiety that you and Greg and all these diehard dodger fans are experiencing men. Nine thousand nine hundred eighty eight is a while back and you got that close last year. Well and here's the thing about getting close in baseball in the NBA seven game series is going to go pretty much the way a seven game series is expected to go. You don't see. Gigantic upsets in seven game series in the NBA. The NFL is a one up. I mean, stuff happens, right baseball team gets hot. A team flops team goes cold. A pitcher blows up lower. You Darvish. Did you know the the front office Friedman in Zaidi will there are certain people that complain? Yeah, they haven't gotten us World Series. So what are they really doing all this analytics and all this? You know what the only thing of front office can do is get you close. Get you close and then it requires a certain amount of luck. It's also so hard and baseball because baseball is so failure based. Yeah, like EV, like everything in pace ball revolves around failure. Like if you fail to get to base seventy percent of the time, you're three hundred hitter doing great. Sure. And that's failing to get on base, seventy percent of their are failing to get a hit seventy percent of the time. You're really good hitter. Exactly. So so fail. Yeah, I always say it's crap. Shoot. It really is a crap shoot. I from the beginning of the year I said, dodgers Astros in a rematch and I still believe dodgers Astros in a rematch that would be fun because it was a great series unbelievable series and I feel about it now. I won't say that I feel about it. I always say the Rose Bowl. USC Texas was just a monumental experience even though we lost right it was it w-. Was just a crazy. It took me years to reconcile that that was a great game. Like as an SC fan, it took me a while to get past the disappointment, but then with some distance and like, you know what? That was an amazing game. I can honestly say that's the only game. I think this is true. The only game that Ireland and I ever watched together in all these years in all these years. Well, it's not like, hey, come over to my house and watch the game Ireland and I don't have the come over to my house and watch a game guys number like a few years ago when Derek Fisher made this really startling revelation, we are that he actually been to Kobe's house, right? Like they live into John John one party. We were in twenty five years. We've worked together as of next year. We worked together twenty five years. I've been to his house once and it wasn't until this year. I know every twenty five years. I'm going to go to one of his party's. I was gonna roll. All right. Come back next saying he covers the Rams we're getting word now that it looks like Cooper Cup and Brandin cooks of both gonna play, but what role with the weather play on Sunday? We've got that coming up for you plus fast-track. Did you write fasttrack few? I'm going to come up with some more. Excellent. That's coming up for you. Just couple minutes to Mason Ireland. ESPN LA. Hey, what's up getting ready for game one NLC s getting ready to. I'm going to fly over to Denver tomorrow for Rams Broncos on Sunday, then. Right back Dodger Stadium for games, three, four and five, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. Then we've got the Lakers opener on Thursday and the Lakers home opener on Saturday as craziest. I and I'm not. This is not hyperbole. I don't know if we've ever had this much big stuff happening at one time. I mean, you need a convergence of a Laker team that's expected to be good. Yeah, we'll be good. Right? That's expected to be good will be good. You say expected to be good because the last few years there's been no naysayer? No, because the last few years has been patient. Okay. The Laker team being good right with the dodgers in this particular round of the playoffs being at home for a lot of the same week that the Lakers actually open and you know, you've still got USC. You've still got LAF see, like you've got a lot happier LA his home a week from Sunday. Their playoffs are beginning, right? So and the Rams, by the way, the Rams are also very good. Even if they're not going to be at home, you're going to be paying attention to what's going on with them only very good. They're the Rams. Yeah, they're very good. The best team in there. They are the best the best the best to invest. Yes. So we make bets around here with mythical money. So Ireland, we, we tried to hook up with Ireland and in San Jose, but technically we failed. So. But we still have his bet. So let's review the the bets in terms of mythical money, mythical money, Greg. What is your? What are your two bets over the weekend? My two bets are a have indie plus two and a half, and Denver plus seven against your Rams for five k. each you have Notre Dame minus twenty one year UNLV plus twenty-seven Tampa Bay fifty seven and a half and you're taking the under? Yep. Seattle minus two and a half. Yep. And then you did a par lay which pays you six to one at five k. Seattle minus two and a half, indie plus two and a half Rams plus seven. And now Ireland has his bed Rams minus seven. Oh, I'm sorry. Did you Tampa fifty seven and a half. It's Atlanta Tampa for the seven and a half is a high bright. I'm in the under. I've won three weeks. I thought that was the spread. Oh yeah. No fifty get Tampa. And fifth. Fifty seven and a half. That's how lonely I feel really good. I will always late fifty seven and a half every single day of the week just so we're clear. They'll Atlanta has has gone over three weeks in Iran, I've made money, three weeks. I'm betting the under the I haven't. Wow, that's really spread ever in the NFL fifty seven and a half Razi an Ireland gave me his bet though. 'cause we can't do it on the air. Yup. He give a ten thousand dollar parlay bet. Only one. Here we go. He's got Atlanta minus three. Yeah. Jacksonville minus three and Carolina plus one for his ten k. parlay gay. So that's it. Lanta minus three Jacksonville minus three Carolina plus one Carolina plus one you sir. That pay six to one that pays six to one on his ten k. correct, which would put him back over one hundred k. if he gets it right otherwise he's done a seventy five. Yeah. And what's my money total? You have one hundred seventy nine thousand one hundred and five thousand. So I seventy nine thousand this year and Greg, you of one five thousand correct. Then John has lost about twenty. He's he's lost fifteen. Yeah, I can see why it's doing a three team parlay that only play pay six to one. That's not a good enough payout for a parlay. I can see why low for I can see why Ireland's getting killed. Yeah. He only bets the parlays which are sucker sucker bets, but that's not even good enough payout for your sucker bet. I don't think six to one's good enough isn't all that is what a three team parlay as well. Six to one. I seem to recall back in the day and more my gambling days getting. Did you ever gamble for real? Yeah, yeah. Real money. Not mythic really have the fez and the fed says at six to one. No, no. I'm not saying it's inaccurate. I'm just saying, I don't know if that's good enough payout to make this bet is what I'm saying. I don't know if I make that for a six to one payout. Well, he's just trying to make sixty k. to jump back in, right? He's trying to get back into us. Yeah. So he he's desperate desperate. He's still got twenty five k. on whether or not the Larkhall has a baby this year. Yeah, gets pregnant that says, other bet how long you let it roll till the end of the year until the end of the, you know, we started with all this on January one, so at December thirty first at resets and we're back to one hundred thousand does the baby have to be conceived by the end of the cheese. Okay. They have to announce that she's pregnant on the BBC on the BBC. He's pulling like in touch magazine us weekly, and it's like, no BBC is the news of record roar British people fake news. Yeah. No, it's real news real news. They're not failing. Yeah. So you cover the Rams a lot. Have you been around there this week? I have not been around this week. I was round last week. Okay. Before the which candidate just played Ireland of you by the way you cover the Rams. Rams. You also cover USC. So I have been saying that I think Colorado is an absolute fraud. They've played absolutely nobody in. That's the fakest five zero ever. Well, there's reason to believe that could be the case. They're calm. Their opponents combined record is five and twenty one five and twenty. One played two teams that have yet to win, right? Having said that though a USC has not played well enough to treat anybody like a fake opponent. No, and be this. I can treat them as a fair, you can't. I can say they're a fraud this receiver that they have LA, viscous Chenault. Yeah, he is amazing. Yeah, and Steven Montas their quarterback. He does not make a lot of mistakes. Stephen Montas. It feels like he's been there for a long time year, I believe is the starter he he's good. He's very, don't make a lot of mistakes. He don't. He's not a touchdown machine, but he's only thrown eleven this year, but he's only thrown to picks. Here's a bother me about this SC schedule is that it's, this is an easier. This is a year where the Pac twelve south is is just way down all the powers in the north, and they're dodging Washington during the regular season Oregon during the regular season. This is the cake schedule year for USC and they're only foreign two, but three, three and two. No foreign to aren't. They three into three and two, okay. Three into. But at the at the salon projecting the winning Colorado. But at the same time, the front part of the schedule, their their road teams were good opponents as as it turns out they lost, but Stanford is a good team. Texas is way better. Texas is far better than we thought and it feels like they were in the process of starting to figure it out during that game against USC yet. Like when you take a look at how the team has progressed where they are now, it seems like it was starting to click against USC in that game. They just Amal and I root for clay Helton by the way. Another. Another thing about tomorrow night's game is that clay Helton has never lost the Coliseum knowing ever completely invincible. Now he invincible clay. -fensive. Welcome. You know what? I'm gonna. I'm gonna buy that. You are right now. Invincible dot com. Well, that's good because that means that you're by definition than not making this year of the clay. Well, it's it's the year of the maybe Klay. Of maybe Klay. Right. That's essentially what it is. I'll say this clay Helton was talking this week. On Tuesday before or after practice address in the media, you know all these guys, they start out talking about the opponent. They're gonna play before they take questions. Right? Usually it's just a lot of broad platitudes and clay Helton is an overwhelmingly positive. Oh my, oh, he's unreal. Maybe even to a fault. He is overwhelmingly positive. There was an urgency when he was talking about this game against Colorado and how if you have eighteen penalties for one hundred sixty nine yards like they, which is by the way, think say that again eighteen penalties one hundred sixty nine yards since sane and like you can look at that game against Zona two ways. One if they cut down the penalties to just half which is still a lot. They control that game from start to finish play the same game against a healthy Khalil Tate. They likely lose right. But in clay Helton you could feel the urgency when he's saying, look at this point, did he say he's got his jaw set. Did he say not say anything about his say that he got his mad on? He did not. He's not say anything about the mat on. They were coming off a win. There is no reason to get your mad on. And I think by now it's just assume that your jaws set, like if you're part of this harmony set, you just keep your keep. The two expressions that I love from him, loves setting a job, but he seemed to recognize like, look, every sometimes jump on those conference calls on Sunday night. I guarantee you, he's got his jaw set. Well, spent a loss all after a loss gear sets his jaw and gets his mad on the whole staff sets their jaw. Yeah, there's and there's mad on everywhere. Like if you ever hear about, like, say t. Martin, for example, if you hear rumors is getting fired, it's likely because Helton caught him without his jaws did not have is Josh l. exactly, right. You're out o p s he's terrible calling place. I said, CIA coming up next for you. We've got fast track anti cabinet skis in for John.

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PGA Championship & NHL Playoffs with Brian Blessing August 4, 2020

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PGA Championship & NHL Playoffs with Brian Blessing August 4, 2020

"I think if it's going to be on this Tuesday August fourth edition obeying the Book Radio My name is Adam Burke, your host for the next twenty five minutes or so as we chat with Brian Blessing, the host of sportsbook radio and occupied, we'll talk PGA championship. The first major of the golf season will talk NHL playoffs. We'll touch very quickly on NASCAR with a back to back double header at Michigan International Speedway here this weekend overpaying book dotcom daily and it'll be picks and tips article you can find that every morning over at the website doing some NHL game preview stuff for you for the playoffs covering golf you have see Nascar Charles J on the NBA for us doing everything We can't over there with a little bit of a skeleton crew as we still try to get back into form here after all this Kobe stuff. But makes you over to Bang Book Dot Com and check all of that out. As you know this end, every edition of Bang Book, Radio Presented by our friends over at GSI sportsbook. DTB, and the number two hundred is that Promo Code One hundred percent deposit match for the Sports Book One Hundred Percent Deposit Match Bonus for the live casino at the SL. It's only again until you bet one guest on the Tuesday program here as always is Jack of all trades Brian Blessing of sportsbook radio and Vegas Akihide Ryan How's it going today man? All Right Adam. The hockey is been spectacular loving this It's march madness for hockey. It's amazing. I haven't watched a whole lot of it, but a lot of people, the returns for the NBA had been pretty good to a lot of faster paced games. A lot of pretty Chris Place Oh good to get these sports back here major league baseball still kind of figuring out a way to survive I guess with a couple of teams that have had the big outbreaks but other than that they've done. Okay, NHL. No positive. Tests they've done a fantastic job at it also seems like we've kind of run out positive tests for the PGA tour here to haven't heard of too many guys getting covid having to withdraw all that kind of thing, and we've got the PGA championship here this week at tpc harding park before we get into the players and the odds and all of that it sounds like it's going to be pretty feisty here this weekend. I think this is going to be a spectacular golf tournament PGA. Every year is one of these deals where literally. There'll be a guy you know a not a no name, but a long shot. That will be in contention, but clearly the favorites. The GOSSETT is such a great place with Justice Thomas Thirteenth, Career Ruins at age twenty seven kept his one for the last eight majors played well last week. Yeah. You gotta put him right at the top of the list again this week. mcilroy runs hot and cold brahms the world number-one Shambo ZA polarizing guy shop lease. A terrific player yet one bad hole last week he's capable. Dustin Johnson if he's healthy. Webb Simpson is playing great golf, and of course, tiger woods is back and then. Haven't even got to the next twenty thirty guys that are in here with a shot. Well. And as you look at this course here this week. They're saying that they narrowed the fairways. The RAF is expected to be pretty high not just you know if you go really errant with your teashop shot, but the first cut expected to be some thick lettuce there too. So I kind of looked at, is there strokes gained off the tee I looked at some longer shots that have some driving accuracy guys that you know put it in the fairway will be able to get in close proximity to these Greens your this isn't a US Open the US us open is almost relentless in nature and last year's PGA bethpage black was pretty relentless too but there's usually some give. and. Take off. The fairways are going to be narrow the Greens and the pin placements are a little bit better. If the rough is going to be thick, the angles at the pin are going to be a little bit better. There's always a little bit of give and take because this is the PGA signature event. They don't want to go out there and embarrass these guys. So I think the Greens made play a little bit fairer here even though we've got kind of that bent grass, POA combination, but with the narrow fairways with the thick rough, i. think you got to put it in the short grass here this week. Well with Brendon Todd then one, hundred, twenty, five to one in clue. He's in contention all the time it's just a question of. Kicking the door down at the andy he wants some of the smaller secure events back to back weeks. But when he stares down the big boys as we saw this past week, it gets a little dicey and there's no knocking him the guy's playing great golf but all he does. Is it fair ways that being said. This course is a par seventy. So when you get a par seventy that means you only get two par fives and that brings a lot of the field into the equation because it. You know the bombers literally I mean they're upset if they don't go for under on the four par-five every round now, they're only two par-five. So it brings a lot of guys into the equation. I'll tell you guys in the equation for me this week and you and I were both on him last week and he played well, he just as you said in the open, there had that one bad hole I'm back on ZANDER'S SCHAAF way this week I mean Zander Shaath ways been very, very good off the tee he was on the plus side and strokes gained with the Potter last week but. Also, excellent in strokes gained around the green and I think if you run into a scenario here, this week where the rough plays as anticipated guys they're going to have to chip guys are going to have to pitch and flop and put themselves somewhere close enough to make parks I. Think par will be a good score on a lot of these holes sharply scrambles well, he plays well off the tee. pucks well, enough. This is the week for him. I think. I own I. Was all over sharply last week and he took an eight on a par four and that was it other than that? He was solid the whole weekend but. Honestly. You know they'll Mickelson eighty to one. If Mickelson on Sunday. The crazy thing is everybody spit the bit at the end. Mickelson needed to come out of the gate in go low and he always does that. And he started with Pars. And then got it together at at the tail end and only ended up a few shots. Listen Mickelson. At Eighty to one is not a crazy play. I mean he's actually a really good form. I didn't look at too many longshots here for this when I like Webb Simpson at twenty eight to one, I think that's a pretty good price on him. He hits a ton of fairways very, very good across the board in strokes gained all over the place again, you'll burgers are pretty good play at forty two one to one thing that I thought was interesting and maybe this'll kind of you'll need your. Handicap a little bit here is that I saw Justin Thomas Somebody said on twitter this morning that Thomas looked at the yardage book for this thing and mentioned that there's like four or five dogleg laps and he was like, well, I'd better learn how to draw the ball over the next couple of days. So guys with that shot shape your that may kind of play to their strengths a little bit as well. No. Honestly if he Says that on the Front End I give him credit for for being honest. You know all those years is golfers Lee Lee Trevino was. He just had no shot at the masters because the the majority of the holes at the masters our dog left and he plays a cut then he he had no shot. He walked in there knowing he had no shot. If Thomas is even broach that subject believe me I wouldn't be worried about him having to play drive he had to play draw he's that good but interesting that he would. You, know even broach that subject. The only long shot I did take a look at here and I've seen him his highest two hundred one out there in the marketplace is camera champion and that's largely just because cameron champ is a monster off the tee. He was third strokes gained off the tee last week at TPC win his second for the season on the PGA tour and like I said I, think this is a week where for the most part, a lot of these tournaments lately have been about the irons they've been about strokes. Gained approach this week it's a little more tailored towards strokes gained t we mentioned driving accuracy with a guy like Brennan Todd but Camera Champs Guy that can put it out there and can do so fairly accurately. So kammer champ is a guy I think is a decent shot two, hundred one but again, you don't have to pick the winner necessarily you could play matchups you could play top twenty top thirty all those types of things and and maybe that's a good opportunity here for this week as well. Well. From a listen I am always a lot of time I. Think you gotTa go very much with Kepco here. I think him coming up just short this past week. Actually it was a good thing for him. He's won four of the last eight majors. He's all about majors. And You. Know the knees was a little bit of an issue. You don't know week to week, but he's he's built for majors. He's steely eyed. He's got see. Mean of the favorites. Kept US certainly as of. The top of the list the. From the bomb perspective. Like Michael. Thomson, at one hundred, forty, one, I'm playing three guys. Michael Thomson at one hundred and forty, two one. Of you know he was in contention. At. The heritage, the heritage. I mean in with a chance to win late and Then, he comes up and he wins the three am open. Gets into the WGC event this past week. And he shoot seventy, seventy four. After getting a win that's you know kind of life changing the guy. But on the weekend he shoots six excuse me he shot sixty, nine, sixty, nine but. The guys the in really really good for him and I think that's massive disrespect that number from a foreign perspective for a guy that's playing well. That's worth it to me and I'm I'm taking a flyer here. and. Adam Scott has not been seen or heard from since this pandemic started he said I'm I'm going to Australia I and I'm not doing the PGA tour. I'm not doing the week to week thing I wanna see how this all pans out we have no idea. But I rest assured he was Australia working on his game and Adam Scott. Coming out of the President's Cup in the spring. was playing phenomenal golf is ball. Striking is just exceptional and the one thing is you know for years with the with the tall putter I don't even know if you call belly putters. You can't anchor it. But Adam Scott can. PUTT again. and. I just think he's just so much outta sight outta mind. At sixty one I just think it's Gong. Show Price I. I mean I. You know like. Clearly would put him. You know. I think the price it's it's baked in the cake here that he hasn't been playing competitively. But I mean he'd be right there with a Canley. Or a Webb Simpson you know if he'd been playing the past few weeks, I just think it's an overlay and what at this guy comes out of the gate and his he brings his a game with them. Well nothing else it should be a great event and what we've got four majors in two months beginning with this one I. think it is. So you know golf has been kind of saving grace here. A lot of people getting into betting golf. A lot of people have transitioned from doing major league baseball or some of the other professional sports to focus on. Golf a lot of them bottlers a lot of the analytics crowd the numbers, crowd lot of the people that I follow on twitter. I have really gone all in with golf here. So you said this has been as bad as everything else has been seems this has been a pretty decent time for golf and we should get an excellent major here this week. No I think it's going to be spectacular. There'll be the match ups, and then of course, there's a lot of enhanced offerings because you know it's a high profile event you know from the European's perspective listen Tommy fleetwood fifty to one. You know his games built for majors. He's just been kind of treading water. Maddie Fitzpatrick is really close. He contended this past week I played on him for the Masters Tie Hatton's and other guy played for the masters. He's fifty to one. I will throw out there. Maybe I'm talking myself into a fourth guy here. His game is coming around and listen. If you're a major champion. You. Know. You can just sit there and see them. Well, you know a second major. Guys. Win that first major disappear for a long time. You know Danny Willett won the Masters Daddy will it's been shown up on leaderboards and contending. And at one hundred, fifty to one I that's just a crazy price that is absolutely crazy price on a guy who's game is seems to be resurgent. So. I. Actually Think I will I will I will throw one more grenade in their throw Danny in her. Yeah Kanter from that same mold I mean I I sorta like Shane lowry a little bit to. Kind of fits that same old as that major went under his belt and all that kind of thing. I think he's eighty to one or so but he's played pretty well since the restart played well last week too. Maybe, those are a couple more guys can take a look at here. It would it would be interesting and I have not done this. It'd be cooler. You just got an index abetting. Own, betting odds index of guys in this field with major championships you what we you're whittling it down to what twenty guys. Something along those lines, a guy that's got a previous major something in that area maybe. Yeah I would say you know what I actually looked at this. I at this yesterday and I'll see bring it up here as we transition over the NHL and I'll just throw it in as a sidebar but NHL playoffs I mean look not only has the bubble concept work. Then we talked about that last week with no positive tests now for the last two weeks in the NHL but the playoffs you know wild things haven't been as smooth as possible in terms of the game play we've had some blowout some teams that look ready other teams that kind of don't the hockey's been great pace has been excellent I watched. Blue Jackets and maple leafs overnight, and it looked like a playoff game up and down full go full speed nothing nothing gaming of the third period. It was excellent. It was great to watch and I missed it and it seems like so far. The NHL with some really positive returns here with the restart. No, there's no doubt and I will say this and we talked about this for months that they were going to be teams that we'd go up there and you say they don't look like they're into it and for the most part the majority of them are. I would I would say to you. The teams that don't look like they're into it. Vancouver looked pretty disinterested for whatever reason. Florida. Just the islanders are frustrating team, but Florida looks pretty interested and the break. And can they turn it around? That good. Yes and I I don't think the round robin is that big thing but I think the Bruins were just pissed to be there. They had the presidents trophy locked up now they're in this thing. In, they may end up being the number three seed of but for the most part these guys have showed up with passion I think the quality of placement exceptionally good bet I thought it would take a few games. To, shake rust off the skill, guys are being the skill guys the grit guys are you know bringing it and? Honestly Columbus I know I talked about Columbus on this show for of. I've been talking about them since mid-march that. Toronto's. Sketchy and Columbus is just GonNa come back with that feeling of, Hey, we did at the Tampa Bay and it's a fresh start and they get Seth Jones back and they're just playing north south game teams like Columbus in the islanders and the one other I'll say. That I had so many people and it was one of these deals where everybody was on one side and I'm like man alive for the life of me I just didn't get it. Everybody was talking up the Rangers to me. And I it Carolina is just a team. There are close knit team and I I think I think anyone of those three teams I mentioned can win a few series And the funny thing is the reason I played Carolina was I was watching the game that night when both goalies got hurt and a Zamboni driver came in. and. The way they played against the lease that one night you know nothing burger regular season. They rallied around that goalie and I mean Toronto couldn't even get it across the red line. And I made a mental note that night I did these guys are tight. They are a close knit group and this is the time of year where you know other teams may have the better players but I think being close knit matters and. Carolina fits that bill for me to. Twenty, two major champions and the and the PGA championship field here this weekend includes rich beem. On Michelle's another one so you know really twenty guys but. When you look at the NHL here and The thing about that Carolina and the Rangers series is this and I did write a preview for that game over Bengal Book Dot Com tonight for Game Three Carolina in the minus one, forty, two minus one forty-five, ranch? Henrik Lundqvist was not good during the regular season and maybe this is sort of a nod to him maybe he rides off into the sunset after this I don't know but a lot of people that were betting the Rangers expected Egos. To be in there and I know we talked about that last week where we thought that the Rangers would probably end up going with him. One Chris been the problem it's not his fault that. I think they have not played well offensively and Carolina. The better team everybody was playing goalie. goalies in the day the game to go they say he comes up hurt a but that being said I think and that would be a pretty. Interesting tell here, just checking the time of their game. Well, it's not eight I haven't seen anything. Yet I mean is this over tonight A. Series that's to gets closed out. I don't see listen there've been in the history of the NHL when they did best the five. Teams that were down to. Right. The the. Team goes up to the record is fifty, five and one. that. Oh, in hidden history of the NHL in a best of five, you're up to fifty, five and one. More teams have come down come back from three. In a best of seven, the teams have come back from a to in a best-of-five. you know the and the crazy thing is the impact that that would have to is. The Rangers. have. Carolina's first round pick. So if Carolina wins the odds of getting the first round first overall pick that gets goes from one one and eight to one and seven now because they'll just move that first round pick to next year. So I mean that actually has impacts on. You, know getting the Stud kid coming out of hockey in the draft to. Now you mentioned Vancouver, and just you know they didn't look very good in game. I mean they did not play well at all. They're back in action here. Tonight, this is the late game ten, forty, five eastern time on USA network. So right in primetime for you the big question for Minnesota coming into the playoffs goaltending, you Devon did not play well at all during the regular season Alex stay lock winds up getting the role as the starter and then pitches a shutout in game one. What do you expect from Vancouver here tonight you think they bounce back and even at up. Well If they care this is the game in the entire tournament you're going to get their best effort. If they care they just look completely frustrated handful of guys. You know besser played pretty hard. Pederson was really a non factor and that was a kid you're thinking this kind of format could be dominant and he was invisible Minnesota's a sneaky team and stay locks a good goalie So It's not like we haven't seen this kind of stuff in the past I mean whole group our was the starting goalie for Washington. You know hope he comes in and wins the Cup the one year Crawford who couldn't stop a basketball like last night in the first round darling came in, save their bacon and Crawford, came back and they won the cup where where did where did? You know who ever heard Jordan Bennington before last year. You know. This. This tournament is why not an Alex? They lock you know who knows. What. As we look at Wednesday here, you mentioned the Boston Bruins and I've tried to shy away from these round Robin Games because I just they kind of look like glorified scrimmages to me. It's sort of hit or miss as to whether or not these teams care all that much about these games about seating and all that. But Tampa Bay in Boston do meet Wednesday afternoon. That's a four o'clock eastern time puck drop Boston a slight favorite out there in the market I mean you want to try and get rid of some of these bad habits and get some positive. But I'm going into the first round or do you think they just keep going through the motions? I don't know. They look horrible in the exhibition game. And they got mauled in their in their regular game I think when push comes to shove you know an opponent you're playing the same guys night after night after night and the thing officially starts. Shocked. Me Of Boston flips a switch now but at the moment. They they look to be completely disinterested. And you know the funny thing you know you were talking about the majority of these games have been played to the under. Saved Chicago Edmonton where you know they actually the total was six and a half last night and the you know that flew over the total of both of those games that series as pond hockey. But is that we talked about throughout the course of The the lead up to. Colorado Saint Louis played an incredible game. One nothing to goal score would point one seconds left But You saw the Vegas Dallas game where you're sitting there going this one nothing game if you've ever seen one with Leonard and Bishop. and. in the Boston game would philly. But we said the round Robin Games. Whereas the intensity. You're not playing these guys right back. You're you're not. You know it's more than that. If there's a propensity for games to go over to me it not across the board but generally speaking are the round Robin Games because there's the hate and the angst isn't there too because you know you're going to have to play these guys in forty eight hours. Twenty, four and the under since the restart that includes the exhibition games and then goes on into this year but twenty four and four to the under here. So far I WANNA talk to on a couple of the playoff qualifying round games for Wednesday night real quickly here Pittsburgh a dollar sixty dollars sixty five favorite for game three against Montreal carry prices turn back the clock. He's played very very well, not Montreal's not a bad team. They just didn't get much from price during the regular season they won game one in overtime. They lost three two one last night. What do you think about game three here on Wednesdays there's another low scoring affair. Actually of all the Games probably the one I'm least interested in. But I would say there's Montreal God Pittsburgh's attention Pittsburgh wins game two, three one I just think the talent disparities is to significant price steal the game yes but it's likely to be Pittsburgh I. Mean I like like I was convinced Columbus at a dog price. was well worth it against Toronto, The the Canadians to me or throwing a dart. Pittsburgh's the better team, but but you but to your point. More likely to be an under because price is playing well but if but if the penguins seize control here. And just really just are wearing these guys down all of a sudden these games with a total of five and a half under certainly could still go over. But I you know it's Pittsburgh to me but many better opportunities in the guard. Speaking of getting a teams attention Chicago with four goals in the first period of game one against Edmonton that kind of seemed to wake the oilers and then it was the connor mcdavid show and game to. Be just a ridiculous display of skill on that second goal that he had Edmonton's of minus thirty five minus one forty favourite to take a two one lead in the series on Wednesday night did Chicago kind of just have their game one moment and it's pretty much over now. No and There were a lot of hidden things in there. mcdavid got called out by a guy, a writer in on social media saying you know that he is he's kind of vanilla guy and said that his personality rubs off on the team and I'm on my radio show yesterday I said Gimme a if you make me a prop up two and a half points for mcdavid tonight after hearing that. I said, I'll play that all day long. Well, he gets a hat trick. So mcdavid gets to step and he shows up the bottom line is there's just so much open ice both defenses are brutal. And you know the twitter thing. You know I, I I like it. I you know I. I'll throw crap out there and have fun with it and he basically promote the shows but I had people coming at me last night. After the first two periods I even called my buddy. Chuck Esposito from substation, WHO's a big blackhawks guy and I called him and then I said I put it out on twitter Crawford was a mess. I mean he he just he led to five whole goals in like he didn't even know he was playing and Aki game. What's he doing and I said? I if I would have done this all sincerely, they were down a goal. And I said I'd bring Sue Bannon. Is A game the Games there for the taking, but you ain't winning the game with this goalie so I put it out on twitter unlikely to happen. But might there be a sous ban citing because Crawford's a basket case Oh, my God that people made they said I, you cover hockey for a living. You yikes you know they're coming at me and waves you know two minutes into the period Crawford goes behind the net he any can't even stop a slow wraparound and the oiler right behind him gets it. Comes out front and just puts it, in game over. You know. You think maybe it should happen. Now if you can't envision stuff on the front end, you're doomed to fail I you know but the twitter is funny. Like. They were ripping me to shreds and then Crawford. Let's to more horrific goals in I mean if you want to sit there and keep you know you if you're watching a game in the guise of basket case and you're only down a goal going to the third I don't think it would have been a crazy move at all. Put the other goal in just to wake the team up. Now I don't think so either and we'll see what the Blackhawks do here four Wednesday night probably go back to Crawford but maybe they'll be a little bit of a shorter leash there on him with Sudan ready and waiting to go. We talked NASCAR here for just a couple of minutes because we've got another one of those unique scenarios. Bryant. One of those things you need to the Twentieth Twenty Nascar season a back to back, Saturday and Sunday up. At Michigan in Brooklyn, which is just about forty five minutes or so from Detroit, this is a big track here at Michigan International Speedway. This is a two mile oval. So the big track and that certainly dictate your handicapped because you don't have short track racing you don't have the experience factor of racing traffic all those kinds of things. This week may just be about the car and about going straight in the car and not getting in any trouble. Yeah and I'm Gonna I'm going grenade hunting here I mean listen. You know Harvick up there in Hamlin and the same cast of characters. Honestly. Of. What's Blaney is about ten twelve In that Ranjha, well, I mean blaney has a fast car every week. All right. You know. I, look like I know lagaan Laos gear the same driver to me you know if there's going to be an upset or you look at those two but. Blaney has a sick fast car and it's Pitt stuff or goofball things that happen to him. He'll win. He'll lead you know a third of the laps in the race winning the last lap is the one matters I look at a blaney. but I'm I'm going bomb hunting here. I'm playing Tyler Radic and he won here. He's a rookie. He won here on the Finnity tour last year. But this kid a mile and a tracks of we're their significant breaking you know and he almost won a few weeks back when Dylan one he ran second but on a attracted, this guy can be just its pedal to the metal and all out and he's not afraid to run that highline and hug the wall I just got a sneaky feeling at a big price which they can be rare in the NASCAR's. Tyler Rettig is absolutely on my car this week seeing Tyler Radic here at sixty two one for this weekend and you know much like we talked about Pocono back in June with the back to back I, mean watch Saturday's race see who runs well see who's got the good car see who maybe has a bad pit or a pit road penalty or something like that and let that kind of filter into your handicapped for Sunday watch Saturday make a couple of plays of course but that race goes and then see if there's somebody that you wanna go ahead and go out there and take on. Sunday. Now. It's a great point honestly I mean. So I'll sit here and say. I think Blaney Wins One of the two. That that if you're getting kicks to kicks at it but. But I I I. I think I really do I just had this bizarre feeling. Feeling. BET money on this stuff I think he has a chance sincere chance to win when the event. Well then you look at next week at August sixteenth, they run at Daytona but they run on the road course three point eight, one, Mile Road Course First Time Nascar Cup series is used that in I don't even know how long but they've got to stops at Daytona left one on the road course one of the big track and then to it over August twenty second and twenty third. So lots of NASCAR here over the next three weeks. And, I'll just throw this out there. I. It's. It's unbelievable to watch this weekend week out You know mistakes the drivers making bad luck. I. Kyle Busch he's having just God awful season and and honestly. He may need the road course to get a win here and he's highly motivated to get a win. So that's a topic for next week but I'd watch out for Kyle Kabul on the road course because it ain't been working on the big tracks. Ryan blessing host, Sportsbook Radio and Vegas Hockey Hotline Ryan, how can people turn out those two shows years? KS HP DOT COM. There's a listen live function noon to Pacific weekdays and I put the links to all the show is out there for you on my twitter at Brian. Blessing. Make Sure Fall Brian on twitter at Brian Blessing Ryan always a treat. Thank you so much for joining. You really appreciate it and we'll talk to you again real soon. All right and I'm have a good week but there you go. 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Hour 2: 9/6/19

The Paul Finebaum Show

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Hour 2: 9/6/19

"Plants capture c._o. Two what if we could help industrial plants capture it to think how we could help lower emissions. It's one way exxon. Mobil is helping helping industrial plants be more like plants passion then packing tree of college football leaves. Here is the paul finebaum show our podcast tony barnhart subbing for paul finebaum here lovely lovely columbia missouri coma. We are here to get ready for. Tomorrow's game between the missouri tigers and west virginia before we go guys. We've done a great job of putting together a guest. Let's let me show you who's gonna be on in this hour alone. Three fifteen eastern the town we start with elissa lying thinking out loud great great show i on monday nights john's son volt who is the chairman of the board of curators former all american basketball player for the missouri tigers will have we'll be talking to him about several things in my good buddy tom hart who will be doing. The arkansas ole miss game on saturday huge game between arkansas and omega. That's just this hour. We've got a bunch more guest to come along so let's take your calls at eight five five up to four two seven two eight five and let's go with <hes> jason jason. Are you on the road to austin texas tony today. How are you doing great now. Don't where where are you traveling from. We're going to travel blue from lafayette louisiana the poem role for day and <hes> we stopped face down and now we're about thirty minutes it all the wheel almost stopped and brennaman at the new bill we decided about and how long drive is it from lafayette louisiana to austin texas. I haven't been faded. We'd <hes> well. That's that's what co- listen that's what college football is out of all about. It's taking road trips with your families and your buddies and all all that kind of stuff so that that is the already. Have dinner plans tonight because you gotta go down the street and gets a barbecue by will do but i wanted to say. I have a little put out the museum in the yesterday. You know feeling a little bit better about the game you know. I think that <hes> you don't have to live with today yeah well. There's no question you got a chance to see. The question that i have defensively is to me. It's the how the two defensive play when all said and done both both offenses are pretty good. What does that l._s._u. Offense looked like against the texas defense. Georgia selling didn't really give a whole lot of resistance. I'm i'm fascinated to see how the defenses play in this game. Yeah well ah i am too. I think that's gonna be you'll be key. I think you're gonna see l._s._u. Really hold that line and you're gonna see you'll see a difference there that they're not goes running back run through eligible well very good. Well listen. You guys be careful. Stay safe out there and hope abused j._j. Josh booty gonna be there. We'll quarterback jeff tweedy kim ready. I'll man. I want to go with these guys. Got stay here for the rest of the show. Can i just go with these guys. That's great jackson. You guys have a good time again. Be safe okay all right. Let's go to dominique dominique. It's tony bar. How are you doing today how you doing. I'm doing great. I'm doing great tony how you doing. I'm calling. I'm calling again man alabama. I talked to yesterday and i got a. I got got a confession to make everybody don't get mad. I'm very passionate about across the side. One cup of my students told me that they care about everybody s and s._e._c. no more. I say because everytime alabama plan you ought to keep her in the same car. They go against us. The only and i and i don't really really care. I only my only concern here alabama al awda at all the other teams you lose because it's so sad though they hate us so oh he hate us so much though when it's time for temperature you got you got florida fans gopher clemson factor they taught us winning it all the time and and you know i wanna talk about they hate us so much but when it's time to get a distant coastal austell they come to nick savory. What'd you say nonni i. Let's listen to my friend and i i understand your pain understand what you're talking about but let's put you on the psychiatrist's couch for just a minute now you you have to hate the rest of the conference just because you love alabama okay one of the unique things about the southeastern conference and it makes people go crazy. Sometime is how the s._e._c. teams poor for each other now. It is a fact i will grant you. Dominique get is a fact that when you win a lot in alabama's one a lot everybody starts arts to hate you. That's true but you don't have to you. Don't have to return their hate with your heat. Hate okay so take it from your buddy tony. Just just chill kony sorry. I'm glad you said that because i can't be feeling bad being feeling so bad about the you know we lost two. They beat us laxed but don't i was mad about that but i also was a man with some of the <hes> other teams that was going against doesn't why y'all y'all hate us so much. I'm saying and not trying to be awani. The alabama fan that like that and i just had my heart this year. I really didn't care who won. You know everybody sit f._c. F._c._c. versus <hes> the big twelve. I just say i don't care if there's alabama. I don't care and i feel that way well. Why don't you try to look at it. This way when you get to the end of the season and if alabama goes goes undefeated and makes the play offs alabama wants to be the number one seed they wanna they wanna get the number one seed over clemson. Okay you follow me so far. You weren't because the number one seed gets the play the semi finals in atlanta all right so if you're if you're an alabama fan and you want to be the number one see then you you want every team you play on your schedule to win as many games as possible because if the committee's deciding between a thirteen in alabama and a thirteen thirteen and clemson then you look at the schedule. Who did they play well. At the end that means that means alabama will have played l._s._u. They would've the plate auburn. They would've played tech kick them. That won't be clifford as we talk so what you really need to do. Is you need to pull for the conference and you need forever for every team. It's on your schedule to win every possible game they can win so when the committee starts to to compare those teams that alabama has the strongest schedule gatekeeper. Can you do that. Thank you tony romo time. Thank you very much ruled down on carry on dominate trying to help here. We try to help here on the paul. Finebaum show which we try to help. We try to help this what he wants to do. Okay you bet yeah hey we do. We have collar taffer kaffa one more before we take a break go to carlton in north carolina carlton. What's on your mind today with the barnhart heart a <hes> i i'm just calling in. I usually don't call but i'm gonna call in and respond to the gentleman from the great new <hes> data texas that that came on saying that he tired of hearing about elliott u._n. Beefy and all of this and i just want to let him know that hey you know we're humble but we're you know we're we're. We're tough comp. We play tough game each and every saturday now. I'm not making any in tennessee tennessee not wrong leuven how they look but they will bounce back because it is the s._e._c. Now he made a comment also about did you hear what did you what we did in georgia now greatly for wrong barnhart last year <hes> you ever georgia fan at university we will look forward to make a netflix out that we didn't get in there and my yep now now we didn't get in there and i'm not making any but we weren't looking forward the plan we want we. We knew we belong. We were a playoff team with bologna. We didn't think we didn't take take the theory of and and and that's our fault well because because at the end of the day it turned turned out that the loss to thirty six to sixteen loss at l._s._u. With the thing that kept you out of the playoff when all when all is said hey dominick. I gotta run. I gotta take a break here. <hes> listen stay tuned. Come back come back. We'll have a list of lang thick and out loud on the s._e._c. network and a fool ray of guests. This is tony tony bart sitting in for paul finebaum. This is the paul finebaum show who listening to the paul finebaum show podcast and we are back. This is tony bar sitting zenden proposal finebaum. We're in columbia missouri royal tomorrow. The missouri tigers will take on west virginia now. We're ready to bring on one of my favorite young people who's working in our business. You see elissa lying on monday nights when her job is to somehow bring order to the utter chaos that is demarcus fears and greg mcelroy and she does it seemingly with ease she will be on the call on saturday new mexico state at alabama elissa lying. Thanks for joining us on the paul. Finebaum show absolutely and i'm glad it looks like it's easy to wrangle those two on thinking out loud because it's it's not always easy easy so i'm glad that you say it looks effortless. Well i saw i saw spears a little while ago. He's he's here in columbia with us. Said spirits is even wise for mcelroy lord. I even think out loud. Is that something that we really want him. Doing you know it's amazing that between the three of us we are still on the air but those two are some of my favorite people to work with at the s._e._c. work and i will say i met nick sabin for the first time this morning and my first question to him off camera of course was hey you got any advice for me as far as greg and marcus being able to handle those guys and he literally just looked at me and was like no. I can't help you elissa. Give us a sense you know. Alabama takes care duke last week. Play into mexico state the go to columbia south carolina next week to play a game. That suddenly looks a lot different than it did a week ago. What are you expecting. What is coach saban telling you about this game tomorrow. I mean i think as far as this game goes. I'm expecting to see alabama. Come out and have a much quicker start on offense. It sounds like that's what they've been preaching all week. Anyone who watched that what do game saw that they didn't get out to their best start at least offensively now they didn't have all of their guys out there immediately of course with a couple of guys suspended going into that game but that was one thing that all the coordinators and coach savin were preaching to us today was just a quick start a clean start really looking to clean up guys not being in the right place at the right time missing blocks here and in there and you know we talked about some of the good plays against duke and coach save and said you know that might have resulted in an interception but so and so was out of place they didn't run the right coverage in that moment so i think cleaning up a lot of those things will be happening this weekend against new mexico state. I think coach they've been has list of things that maybe went wrong last week against duke that he'll like to see get corrected but we have to keep in mind to this. Alabama team has a lot of true freshman starting. There's a lot of youth on this team. You know some because of injuries some of these guys who weren't necessarily expecting to have to step up at this point in the season but i think this'll be a good test especially for that defensive side of the ball because the new mexico state offense. We'll give them a much different. Look than not do offense did last week. I had this conversation yesterday when host paul paul show this in it's it's the alabama is going to be sort of a work in progress all year long. It seems like he's going to work on this. He's going to work on that. You sit you sit there and you look at the schedule. The schedule certainly looks manageable. I wouldn't i wouldn't say that in front of coach saban but the fact that it is it does but they can use this time to really tweak and build and it's almost like a team that's building towards the playoffs which they expect to happen. Yeah absolutely and i think one of the things that stood out this morning in meetings was coach coach saban really preaching throughout the week that we can't take any opponent lightly. We can't look at any game and think that this is going to be an easy win and even some of the players we we talked to today said that was an issue last year they would go into some games and they would have some slow start. Just thinking you know we should be able to take care of these guys and coach saban even referenced what happened with tennessee last week as far as georgia state. They probably weren't anticipating that being a difficult match up so they're really honing in on new mexico state. They are not taking them lightly at all and i think that just goes into what coach david has been preaching for the last couple of weeks with this team as far as mental focus making sure they're coming out ready to play ready to tackle their assignments assignments and play team football so this isn't going to be an alabama team that we see let off the gas against a team like new mexico state. They're not going to be taking them any differently differently than any team outside of the rest of the s._e._c. I'm glad you were able to come today because i wanted to ask you about this. In particular we know what the alabama receivers i can do. We know what to do. That is a given okay and it's going to. It's going to be there every week. The question i have is when you talk to coach sabin he he's not he wasn't wasn't happy about the way they closed out games and i'm wondering how much we're going to see nasha harris is are they building towards making this the guy particularly tickling the fort like the four minute drill when they want to run out the clock. Are we going to see more of nausea hairs running the ball yeah no of course we we won't know exactly what at the game plan is for any alabama team going into any game but they know they have weapons offensively as far as the nausea harris as far as the judy and i think one thing in particular that i learned about outraging harris today was they say he has some incredible hands. He might be better getting the ball in space than he is running right up the gut so i think that's a pretty interesting nugget to know about harissa especially going into a game like tomorrow's i know coach sabin was saying that you know as far as the offense goes like i said the beginning there were some things he wanted to see cleaned up that two minute israel at the end of the first half against duke he was not happy with how they executed that as far as giving back the ball saying all you need is that first down we can march down the field and then go into halftime so so he wasn't happy with that but i mean it doesn't take a genius to look at this alabama offense and see all these weapons which makes it just so fun to be able to go out and watch them and so so hard to be able to game plan for them because whether it's to aaron it out to a jerry judy or henry rugs or nausea harris running the ball. It's lethal either way and they have a lot of options options to be able to go to if maybe somebody's not on their best game that particular day so it's an alabama offense that's exciting young in some areas but i think we're going to see you may be a peak offense as we can all season against this new mexico state team because like i said they're not going to be coming out resting anybody or taking this any less seriously than any other week final question. It could be a short answer eliza. How hot is it. Did i lose you lose you elissa. Thanks thanks so much. Thanks for being appreciated. Take care all all right. We gotta take a break. When we come back. We will have john sun bowl of former missouri great basketball player who's now the chairman of the board of curator's at the university. The university of missouri look forward to catching up him. I remember c._n._n. Play many many years ago. This is tony barnhart sitting in for paul finebaum. This is the paul finebaum show. You're listening to paul. Finebaum show podcast now all right. This is tony barnhart sitting in for paul i understand i understand that. I've been doing this a long time. When i see somebody like john son volt cover johnson volt as a player right over here a couple of years yeah a couple of years ago nineteen eighty-three they played north carolina state here at the hurricane center and said her and center beat n._c. State we did forty seven forty forty. Two and north carolina state went on to win the national championship <hes> jimmy valvano miracle john's son volt. Thank you for joining us only going to be here and <hes> you've got good memory. You said you cover that game and <hes> you know that was back in the day when teams would play home at home so for us to play at home against north carolina state eight then after i graduated we return the favor went there today. Most of those games are neutral sites right but that year we also played michael jordan saint louis and won that game so we had a little good run against the a._c._c. and that was an eighty three carolina team that would have gone to the final four but they got beat by hugh durham would yeah i was. I remember being at that game. Let's catch up on a on a on a couple of things. You are one of your titles many you played in the n._b._a. For nine years run a successful business you and now the curate the aboard the chairman of the board curator's for the university of missouri. What is that job. What do you what is that about so the governor of the state of missouri <hes> throughout points sir nine curator's from eight districts and then one from any of the district so there's nine curator's six year terms <hes> in six years all served evenly so whether it's a democratic democratic governor or republican governor <hes> you'll have nine board members and they oversee the university of missouri system. There are four universities so you have this one in columbia missouri s._a._t. Science technology is in raleigh on hour and a half away <hes> u._m. Casey inverse missouri kansas city is in kansas city university of missouri zuri saint louis university missouri saint louis and saint louis. Well just letting you know early. We had a graphic identified as chancellor. We tried to give you a promotion but we decided we couldn't didn't we didn't have the power to do your saw that and i thought chancellor's a paid position as curator says not so we'll get a check in the right also folks who watch in recognized johnson both for the many many games he does for us in basket ball. How has that been for you. You seem. I know you do a lot of games tommy hart who's going to be on with just a little bit later. It's it sounds like it's a lot of fun so what's fun. I actually for me <hes> many years for e._s._p._n. I worked the big twelve. Obviously missouri was in the big twelve but i was an old big eight. Eight player in the big twelve was my territory. I got a call. One year in the s._e._c. wanted me to work s._e._c. Games instead of the big toe when missouri had gone to the s._e._c. I i actually hesitated because i thought oh i'm comfortable in my environment the big twelve and then i thought you know i'd only been to a couple of the venues in the s._e._c. When i worked for c._b._s. Many years ago and and so i thought it'd be is something new for me and i would always go a day or two early. Walk every campus. <hes> walk every town. See everything about the s._e._c. <hes> found out how much more enjoyable was to travel south then maybe up north too and i stayed is better go to baton rouge so <hes> i think in our business especially with the growth of basketball in the s._e._c. outside of we know kentucky's can talk right but the rest of the growth we've seen of the coaches that have been coming to this league and and the success we've had in the league. It's been a lot of fun well. I wanted to ask you about that because because it wasn't that long ago that the s._e._c. team s._e._c. only got three teams in the n._c._a._a. Tournament mike slob greg psyche says we gotta do something they bring in. Mike trained train gieszi to sort of shake things up and basically trained geeze advice was higher better coaches and schedule better games and it worked and it did work and i was kind of in on the fact that when the league very good and it was hard to talk about. Let's see if we can get three or four now. We go. Let's get eight. Let's get nine. Let's get ten. That's fun fun and the league's better and i think the fan base obviously when you win more games fans come out <hes>. There are some hotbeds and he and kentucky's but we've seen what we've saw. Tennessee is like when they had such a great year last year in can do that missouri when they're well is really a basketball school. Arkansas is the same way so there are different places. We know florida when they're hot fans. Come come up. We saw it in baton rouge last year so the fan bases have now turned basketball said hey this is this is a league that can compete in every sport at the highest level and win national tape because could tennessee was right. There auburn was right there. They all kentucky's gonna always be there. I mean the level of players and the level of coaching. I you know what i was trying to think. I went back. I was trying to find the level of coaching head. The s._e._c. had that level of coaching. I had to go all the way back to the eighties when when when dale brown was at l._s._u. And hugh durham was the georgia and jobe hall was that kentucky and that group of coaches <hes> you know that is as good a group coaches as the leaks had until and when you go back back there again we've talked about the eighty-three team that i played on here my senior year that was dale allison tennessee right that was jeff malone and mississippi state <hes> that was dominique at georgia and obviously obviously the kentucky guys buoy manifield hurt board howard. Hi c carter was that l._s._u. Well those names. Those players are attracted to those kind of coaches right well out missouri grants everywhere because they're in my neighborhood and when they see me they always asked me the same thing so as a member of the board of curator's they want to know what's is going on with the appeal on the bowl band and what the heck. I know what your mail is like but i know what people tell me and missouri fans that llano are not happy. I was hoping you'd have some information for me way. We have not heard yet. We appealed. We've done all the things we do and now it's in the n._c. Double a.'s hand as chairman of the board probably sent out a message way back when it happened <hes> last winter and we were very happy with with the findings and we hope that they i would think they overturned quite a bit of it. <hes> maybe not expect that but i think they'll overturn the bowl band especially <hes> or it sets a bad precedent for what can happen in college athletics when if you have an employee that goes rogue and when you investigate everything and the coaches are involved and no administration is involved and the penalties go to the players and coaches that you go wait a second and if you do that breath and then many of the universities around especially division one are gonna look and kind of question how this is run right well. I did dental research and you're quoted some for tell me if this is wrong and now but you're quoted saying you know. Maybe we need to take a look at what we're doing with the power five conferences. May we need to take a serious. Look at that. You still feel that way i do and i fell tonio filters for ten years so the power five schools at really could form to me could form their own division right their own united and have a rule book and and these are the rules is how we're gonna play. We're going to do it because you could chameleon football college football. You could control a better playoff system. Let's not just have four teams <hes> mhm because you and i can sit here and write down the sixteen. It'll probably be four of the six college basketball's better because teams get in there and you really didn't see them. All they pull out these upsets. We could almost do football with these power five conferences also you look at the basketball and the instability tournament makes one billion dollars for the incident. I asked president moon choi of our system here. I said he is suppose. The sixty four teams could split up one billion dollars of the universities and he said boy that would go a long way so i think that the powers that be could get together the presidents of all universities and figure out a way that the power five is different especially must take basketball and football and maybe the the rest of the sports if you wanna make him when the incident or the n._c. Double a. can handle division two division three and all the other things last thing from where you sit as a missouri he grab being on the board of curators is being so involved with the university of missouri what has been the impact of missouri's joining the s._e._c. What what couple of things is that really strike well first of all. It's such powerful place to be the s._e._c. It competes for national championships in every sport. Now that has made us have to up our level <hes>. This is our eighth year in the league. <hes> i will say this on the football side your alma mater. Georgia has three of the s._e._c. championship since we've been in we have to florida has to to <hes> when we win this year. We'll be tied at three with you all and we'll play in the championship but all of our sports has had elevate but so has the fan base and i think they've accepted it <hes> when i talk to fans when i go in basketball and they all have come here for football georgia alabama every one of them. The fan base is love coming to colombia. It's a great college town a great downtown great fan base so it's been a good relationship with both in we enjoy being there. It's always good to visit with john. John thanks for being on the show makes really appreciate it. Bill ought talk to you all right. We're gonna take a break when we come back. We're here to take your phone calls. We have tommy heart of the s._e._c. Network here and we look forward to talking to tommy. This is tony bar nar sitting in for paul finebaum. This is the paul finebaum show. You're listening to the paul finebaum show podcast and indeed welcome back. We're columbia lumbia missouri getting ready for tomorrow's game with the missouri tigers against the west virginia mountaineers coach by neo brown former kentucky assistant coach in troy state coach should be interesting game as the as the tigers try to bounce back. We just had a great visit with john sun bowl player that i covered long long long tom ago and you know what one of our colleagues here at the s._e._c. Network really follow. John's son volt got poster up on his wall. That would be the lovely w. talented. Tom hart tom. How're you doing for an brother barnhart great to be with you today yeah at my home in atlanta. I have a grand total of two sports posters. One one is mohammed ali standing over listen. The other one is johnson bowled next steve panavision. I got that autograph back in the fourth grade. So that's a prized possession. Only taylor johnson johnson vote was a great player steve's to which was a bad bad dude man he was he was and that was that was really the onset of success at mizzou to get to all americans one from st louis and st paul wind from kansas city area in sunny that kicked off four straight it conference titles for the missouri basketball team took him to number one in the country for the first time ever and i really think that's what got norms hall of fame career going to have to great leaders heaters in fact sunny pride and tell you the story but they went to the state capital one year. I think it was going into sonny's senior year and norm had his head as captain point quite guard or lead guard is john say standing next to them as they're standing with the governor and everybody else in the state capital norm looked at kind of motion to all the state legislature agers and the governor said you know you could do this right and just that confidence that a coach norm stewart would give any player that was probably after being pretty hard artem and practice a great guy. There's nobody better to be leading the university of missouri system in my opinion. You are in oxford mississippi and tom. I hate to do this. I hate to say in the second week of the season. I hate to say this is a must win for these teams but you know what tom this is a must win for these two teams. They i agree with you. One hundred percent listen. Somebody has to finish last in the division right so if you one of these two teams you're trying to stay out of the basement but more importantly i think than the standings are worrying about where you're going to end up at the end of the year from one loss record. You're trying to build momentum within within your program and you're trying to do that. Yes with the win but also giving young teams both of them very young confidence to go out there and know that they can compete in the s._e._c. z. Of course we spent all day meeting with the old coaches we talked with the arkansas coaches yesterday and neither team played well enough although arkansas one in ole miss loss neither team played well enough last week in the first game at a level that would get them a win here on this field tomorrow night so they've gotta get better. They've got to execute better especially the offense on both sides. I guess the biggest surprise for me in that regard was it arkansas struggled to execute offensively with beta. Heck's running the offense. It's the same offense he iran under chad morrison s._m._u. Years ago and 2017 you could say the differences. They have thousand yard rushers in the backfield at s._m._u. and he also had two n._f._l. Receivers levers right now. The talent just isn't there from talent and experience standpoint when it comes to arkansas as wide receivers other tied instant match up pretty weld anybody well. Let's stick with arkansas. 'cause they won but tom was portland state. You know and i'm thinking you've got to do more with that and yeah well. Let me ask you this. You you mentioned been hicks. The offense didn't run as smoothly. I understand that could we possibly seeing knicks charcoal in this game. I would not surprise me at all and we'll probably i believe in my opinion. I think we'll see more of nick stark. Will this week than we did last week. They had a plan to get him in last week. It just so happened that followed a turnover. They had a short field. He made a bad read threw an interception <hes> and made some clock management mistakes late in that game but he's a guy that i think is more talented. He's got the big orm tony by the way they moved the stadium closer to the sun. It is smoking here on he's stark was probably more talented but they love the in fact hicks ran this offense he knows it in and out with so many young guys especially in the perimeter they thought he could get them in the right place at the right time <hes> but honestly both of these teams communication issues from the quarterback position to the line and the receivers as we got to get fixed and and along those lines. Let's go to ole miss. Obviously i i mean i i went to see your wrist rodriguez and mike my mcintyre in the spring and they felt pretty decent about thanks matt corral and the people they've got scotty phillips and all that i certainly really expect him to score more than ten points against memphis right in and there're a couple issues for both of these offenses. They didn't have a ton of possessions last week. That's not it's not an excuse but but the reality is if you don't have a lot of possessions and you don't along get your possessions but picking up first downs then you can't get into a rhythm and richard rigas runs a rhythm offense they want to go at temple apple but you can't go a temple when you're facing second and eight and where you're going three and out and so i think that's the biggest challenge for both of these offenses. How do you institute the two new wrinkles into your offense but still at the same time trying to be simple and fast because chad. Morris wants to do the same thing. They both want to be at temple that both want to keep it simple. They both want to be able to push the ball downfield <hes> i would say that ole miss would show more quarterback run in that regard. I mean makarau still new to this too. I mean this is not what they ran last year and he he was funny talking to him today. He said yeah learned a lot about rich rodriguez. When we went to hoover for media days he goes. I guess he invented the spread. I mean it's funny funny. The things that you and i take for granted that we know about being around this game for so long whether it was his <hes> his time at at two lane or west virginia clemson and all the great quarterbacks quarterbacks he worked with matt corrales what twenty twenty one years old he's like new to me probably know who pat white is steve slayton or shaun king or woodrow dancer. Yeah yep <hes>. Here's the thing tom i is. You don't want to make a to bowler prediction action at this point but it's hard. Both of these teams have made it very clear their number one goal is to get to a bowl game to get to six and get to a bowl game but i i gotta be honest with you brother. I the lose of this game. I don't see six. I just don't see it'd be really hard because then you look you. Obviously you have to sweep your non conference and you can't do that now. <hes> and it always to me what shakes out when it comes to scheduling it's a waste of time <hes> when everybody filled sports talk doc radio of the course of the summer to throw up a schedule say okay w._w._l. You don't know what those teams are going to be at. The beginning of the season and identities of teams change during during the course of the season so when let's use missouri as an example. We don't know if that bowl band is going to be appealed. We don't know for sure that barry oldham's going to be able to turn things around after to the loss last week at wyoming i mean all indications are they're still going to be very very good team but if for some reason things go south with mizzou then all of a sudden it's a winnable the game for arkansas to close the season with the game in little rock on thanksgiving weekend. Maybe that's more winnable but you hate to rely on stuff like that. I mean six wins is invaluable number for both of these programs to get it into me. It's not just those extra practices we always talk about. It's also programmed momentum. I mean these are these are programs. Grams are trying to sell tickets or trying to get excitement around a program with coaches that are relatively new era to do that. You got to win. I mean to convince people to come to your campus campus every weekend and fill up your stadium. You got to win games and this place is going to be packed tomorrow. Oxford is all already crawl and crazy and people are going nuts and it's going to be an <music> outstanding atmosphere but going forward after that <hes> you know fans really fickle these days with those wide screen. T._v.'s and you get to sit at home and listen to cole cubelic and jordan gordon rogers. It's hard sell tickets. Fill stadiums bottom line tom. What does each team have to do to win the game. What's the key. What does oh mishap to do. What is arkansas have to do to win. This game. Arkansas has to run the ball and they have to get great play from there tied ends. We'll see the c._j. Grady certainly should could be available for arkansas. He didn't play last week against portland. State and talking about ben hicks earlier this week. I asked the biggest difference between his team those s._m._u. Teams he said the talent at tight end is what would separate rate too so they've got to be able to utilize tight ends and they can't afford drops. Ole miss needs a find a way to get the ball into the hands of the playmakers and they've got a ton of they've got guys in the slot got guys in the backfield. I've got young wide receivers. The problem is they didn't get the ball into those guys hands in space where they're able to take advantage of what that offense can be okay. Hey tom hart will be on the call tomorrow. Try to stay coup buddy it's going to be it's going to be as we say in the south. That's going to be h. A. w. w. w. t. heart yeah. There's a lot of teasers. He's and i'm so jealous of you that you're in coamo. I want you to have a great time as long as you're there and i'm really excited the folks from nation or their love shown up my hometown. I hope they have a great time all right tommy hart appreciate it. My friend buddy all right. We're going to take a break when we come back. We're going to have a special special guest tim tebow oh and roy philpott going to get together and it's going to be a lot of fun so join us. This is tony barnhart sitting for paul finebaum. This is the paul finebaum show.

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Four Games is because Sean McVeigh Pick Marcellus to win the marquee race which he did not win by the way. The Rams went to the playoffs that year. Not the Damn Super Bowl EYEGLASS STREET. You'll remember them trying to fake it. It makes. It seem like I don't know what I'm talking about. I don't like that pisses me off. I don't remember that he's right about the time is right about the time. Line another state in sports history followed. Not only did Willis. Reed play three minutes at a basketball game. But also another EPA. The Denver Nuggets took out the Sonics as an eight seed over number one. The first time we've ever seen that that also happened may eight with back in nineteen ninety four. That was a hell of a series man. I remember that as just absolutely incredible to have to sit there and watch the campaign Matombo. Who can't score a bucket? Just dominate a series. The way that he dead and then exposed Shawn Kemp. That was I was like. I thought the rainman couldn't be stopped. Oh he ain't got no moves. Oh man didn't handle moves right right. Man Had One jab step up to the man. I was sure though he could do something. Besides just trying to duck. Oh people mainly Dominique Wilkins man. You know we've talked so much about the iconic moments that we've seen in the Jordan series but that's another one of those moments with decamping tumble line on the floor clutching the ball. I could see that vividly. You know what I mean. That's just that's one of those things happened. Nineteen ninety-four I mean we're talking about sixteen or excuse me twenty six years ago and I could see like it was yesterday. Was he on the six fifteen with? Yeah Yeah Yeah trade it up the Radio Radio Okay. So the schedule is out the twenty twenty. Nfl schedule is al-Qaeda's. Go through the rams schedule game by game. It gives us an idea is going to happen the week one. Dallas COWBOYS COMING TO LA to open s-o-f-i stadium. How does it go the Dallas cowboys come in and they get the victory I think Dallas has a better team roster in got a superior coach now and they're set out after being fired from the Green Bay packers so whatever he said he learned something from and I think he just has a better team then he had at the end in Green Bay. He picks up a better team with the Dallas cowboys. Amari Cooper DOT PRESS. GotTa go on and on and on about the defense and what they have the defense coordinator and Mike Nolan former head coach. So this is essentially what? Sean McVeigh entered his first couple years. With the rams you bring in a quality defense a head coach. That used to be a head coach. Mike Nolan same thing as Philip. You got a quarterback that is pretty good that you just need to get on the same page that Prescott. Kind of like a jared Goff. You got two running back in a girly like a Zeki. Oh l. each got some offense align may so you got some pieces that are already in place and I don't think Mike McCarthy forgot how to coach football So you know it's going to be a good game but I think the rams dropped his month okay so a loss out of the game. Then they go on the road for back to back. Games Philadelphia in week two at the eagles are they. Are they lose that game in Philadelphia's will I think Philadelphia comes out you know it's the beginning of the year too fast fast paced type deal Carson wentz has a lot to prove. They've retooled some things on their offense in terms to the skill positions gone out got a plethora wide receivers. They help him out. I think that the rams start off owing to all right. Do they start chasing? Does this do do they start three. They got to go to buffalo after Philly another road game in the east. No they get their act together because they're sitting there on the east coast and they're trying to figure out what went wrong. In those first two games they get back to the drawing board they muster up some schemes to go to Buffalo. It's not code is a hostile environment buffalo. Whatever little bit of crowd is in? The stadium is jacked up ready to go. They take care of business in Buffalo. All right they get their first win of the season in buffalo they come back to La. The New York giants are next. They win football game. It's the first win in the new state. Giants aren't quite the're they got a better football team. A better coach than the giants. They run away with this one. We see the rams exploded onto the scene. They hang up forty five. Forty forty five points on his defensive giants. The giants only allow the giants. Only because somehow figure out how to get seventeen all right so to into the first quarter of the season back to the east coast again. This time Washington. Yeah they take care of business against the redskins. It won't be one of those situations where you know the. They're struggling like they did against the Philadelphia. Eagles in Dallas Cowboys. They go in they annihilate Haskins now all of a sudden the boo birds come out for the Washington redskins and then the rams are rolling all right so they are three game winners in a row at another road game. This time the first divisional game of the season in San Francisco against the niners. It's going to be a tough one San Francisco Steele Matt from loss that in the Super Bowl. The forty niners retool their defense with to Devante law a first round pick replacing buckner. They also get a receiver in the kid from Arizona. State now all of a sudden this team looks like the team that ended the season last year in San Francisco. The Rams are not good enough to go to Frisco it beat them they catch a nail all right three and three through the first six five hundred team. The bears on Monday night in Suffice Stadium Chicago. Bears have a lot of turmoil. Going on defense lights out. They do exactly what you expect them to do from a defensive standpoint but they go to nick foles at the quarterback spot now Aaron Donald In. That defense is chomping at the bit to get at him. The problem that you have though is that defenses. Chicago is geared up and ready to go they drop it to the Chicago. Bears is so fi state. That's the first one key that I if they lose that game. I think that's what's them in certain spot in that season because that's one of those games at all against the bears team that I don't think too many people picking them go into the playoffs. That would be that would be a bad loss. The other ones that you've put out there. They make them think the Chicago bears PAT team. They got the same Chicago bears. They got the same problem at the Tampa. Bay buccaneers quarterback is held him back. They held him back. Nick foles though has been much better in a relief role than in a starting role. Yeah but he's coming in remember he's coming in as a starter in an offense that he's accustomed to being in. You gotta remember that. Now he's been in the same office basically his entire career. So it's Kinda like you expect for him to Kinda get on all cylinders. Just do enough. Lean heavy on the defense again after the Rams and so-fi stadium. That's just a prediction doesn't mean to happen. Just prediction the final game in the first half of the season the game before their by all the way back to the east coast again. This time. The Miami Dolphins they get this one. They clip the dolphins. They you know there's no to in effect fifty fifty magic. He doesn't have any more left. The Miami Dolphins are still looking to get a first round pick the following year. So it's kind of like. They should win this football game. Be Happy on a long trip back to la before they buy all right so they go no by week nine. They pick up the second half of the season after going forward for in the first half. They've got what has been traditionally their most competitive division opponent the Seattle Seahawks in s-o-f-i stadium. The Rams get Seattle in so-fi stadium. They beat up on the seahawks. The seahawks for some reason with sleep walking they just kind of did hadn't gotten their act together. They play tough all the time. But this is one of those games where the SEAHAWKS is mesmerized by the big and they wind up losing a game. Now I beat Seattle that go back to the east coast again if you're keeping score that's Philly Buffalo Washington Tampa that's five trips to the east coast. How do they do against the blocks and Tom Brady? It's going to be bickering. And they lose this one. Tom Brady pumping a fist. Monday night. Football I'm Tom Brady. Nobody can touch me. I'm the greatest of all times. I got my buddy rock. Next to me they lose this football game but not a bad one well. They do everything they're supposed to do. Before whatever reason Bruce Arians along with Todd Bowles has shaw McVeigh's number no matter who the quarterback is they win it two times consecutive consecutive wins against the rams in a row one out here last year with the famous Jamison and now all of a sudden Tommy Tommy takes care of them in Tampa all right so they get San Francisco for the second time this time in suffice dating had dropping the game up at Levi stadium how do they do in La. They dropped this one to the San Francisco. Forty niners again. I don't like where you are not quite ready to win this game against Jimmy Garoppolo. Jimmy Garoppolo is coming into his at this point in time in the season. He's got he's connecting big time to cashing the rams and the running game. They're doing everything that you would expect a type of Super Bowl caliber team to do. They basically blow the rams out at a new stadium. Okay so that at this point you have the rams five and six they go back on the road to take on Arizona's for the first time this this season that keep in mind the Arizona. Cardinals have been a punching bag for the rams. And Sean mcvay. Since Sean mcvay taken over they have not lost Arizona Nali. They're not lost to him. They absolutely dominated them does. Continue that continues. Easy peasy they just go down and take care of business get their record to five hundred and try to scratch their heads and figure out how to back door into the playoffs all right so five hundred going into the final quarter of the season the Patriots Bill. Check so-fi stadium Thursday night. Football Bill. Belichick comes in takes care of business long trip from Boston. But he's such a great coach that he musters up this great defensive scheme to slow down jere go. There's no todd Gurley to worry about Cam. Anchor Cam acres is not doing the things that they expected him to do. Therefore the running game does not help jared Goff. Jared Goff has disasters of a game. Bill checking that defense does his job. They lose this game. The New England patriots in everybody on Seventeenth Sports Talk. Radio is wondering. When are they going to sign? Another quarterback is not true travis. We need to do a better version of this. After the break none of this was right. Three board three more teams here. We got the jets coming to La. It's the only time the rams way back to back home games they get the jets on the back end of that in week. Fifteen they take care of business. Slept with the jets. Jets a good football team. Not Quite there yet though but the rams they get mad they take care of business. Handle the jets down. They get another. W all right back to Seattle the Seattle seahawks week. Sixteen in the cold jared. Goff does not do well in the cold. How does that go goes pretty? Good for Jared Goff. If he does a great job in the cold weather he turns the table. But Russell Wilson on the other side and the Seattle is trying to win the division Seattle Wisdom football game with a long field goal in end all right so that brings us to the final game of the season. You have the rams at seven and eight at this point. Do they get to five hundred with win against Arizona the Arizona Cardinals do the same thing? They've always done against the rams they drop it the rams or eight and eight football team. That is what they are all right. L Z. You can have your rebuttal. Because I don't like those will do that. Plus we're going to get into a whole bunch of other stuff as well. We've got last dance coming up on Sunday at six o'clock we'll talk to L. Hasn't about that coming up next on the morning? Show seven ten ESPN well. I think everybody knows what we're about to do. That's about to check in with front office. Insider Amine joining us on the spread people's hotline. Good morning our things. I'm actually played that song for her. That point and that in the show's history and you guys had a multi platinum recording artist. You play that for her. Let her know that she don't own her stuff. But once it goes out in the universe anyone could do with it. They could sample it. If you're in hip hop or like me you can do like a remix. A me my friend. Do you believe that we're going to have regular season game then the post-season just straight postseason or a display season all together on the other side of this? Let's say you I been very consistent about this Pretty much two weeks into the the the shutdown. I don't think we're GONNA have into and I just don't see I got that. I follow the news and none of it is encouraging as far as the science goes of how to safely do this. And I know that commissioner silver's very focused on the safety of everybody involved. He has to be optimistic. He has to kind of allow things to play out before he can make any definitive statements. But I don't see him from where I sit here no no. I don't think that we're going to have an end to the season. I hope I'm wrong but I don't think I am well when you look at what's happening right now. I mean teams are going into building right. Organizations at went back in their buildings. Starting today. I believe in so it certainly is pointing in the right direction. Now GonNa have five on five practicing. But the fact that they're walking in the building allowing people in the building at distancing in whatever numbers at per per hour whatever it is that they are going to do the fact that they are letting people in the building and we're opening up certain parts of the country from time to time is certainly seems to me that they will be something coming down the pipeline sooner rather than later I. Think misleading Key here's the F. The NBA had just come out. And say you know what? I think we're ready. You know things are starting to look up. Let's start open the facilities slowly but surely then I would agree with you. That's the first step towards a return but that's not what happened here. What happened is some state had a political decision of when but what about like the governor of the state decided all right. Let's start opening things up and one of the things that still is open up and so what was happening was teams. Were getting questions in their players in. Hey where I live. They're opening the gym. Is it cool if I go hit up lifetime fitness a twenty four hour or crunch or whatever to get a workout in because it's legal now and The NBA rightfully. I don't want our players going into public dems who God knows how well or how poorly maintained they're going to be and maybe catch something right so if you guys are. GonNa go and work out because they don't have workout equipment. A facility is wherever they live. Let's give them a safe place to do. This is just basically a reaction to what the decision making has been in some of these states and the proof of that is in the states where gyms are not open. We don't have that Happening for MBA facilities. It's not like the Lakers can start going back to their facility. Not Quite yet. At least they're trying to work something out with the governor but again this is all in reaction to what local government has done rather than reaction to the science. And what you were saying. He is more what would happen if the science that we could start going back to working on back again. We're talking with L. Housing. Espn front office inside on these sprint people's hotline amid we've been spending a ton of time talking about the last dance we've seen the first six episodes episodes seven and eight coming up on Sunday evening. Six o'clock on ESPN WH- what's the biggest takeaway for you? So far through the first six episodes you know for me. I won't lie a lot of stuff that I knew. But it's different to see happen. It's different exceed the People. Talk about it the behind the scenes up at the moment and and and kind of in that. That's I opened so great example story of Jordan wearing the flag the cover the Reebok logo. That wasn't something that was revealed last Sunday. Matter of fact that was something at the time in one thousand nine hundred ninety two. That was a big story the day after that game. And and so we've known this our whole lot or at least as best known as our whole lives and obviously Jackson account a book and we had a big documentary by Dream Team. Also known as we've known it well but Sunday night I saw for the first time Michael Jordan right in Barcelona. I got something for days. You know what tomorrow that's shocking. I didn't know it was like that. Like he on cameras telling you how he's plotting to do this on the day the next day the gold medal. So that is the kind of stuff that really blows me. Away is when there's documentation of these things again. We knew Jerry Krause and Mike Jordan had a poor relation but I never seen walking around talking about Yo. Don't smoke a cigar stunt your growth. How many have before or heard those words audibly before that that was my first time seeing actual example the thing that hurt about since nineteen ninety whatever nineteen ninety three. I guess so the real big takeaway for me And then of course my man the turn to the security guard. Hey I don't care who you are man if you didn't get a kick out of that part of the document or you didn't look at the documentary and you look at the way. The Scottie Pippen is portrayed in the beginning so to speak because Michael hadn't anything about the contract and he called Scotty selfish any talk about the migraine. Is this poor by Michael or are we making too big of a deal about it in trying to drum it up for whatever reason say this? I think a lot of people should this feeling with me but I. I'm not sure but for most people if you are you are in your consistent with it. We've pretty much accepted as long as I know what I'm getting. I can't be disappointed when I get it. And in that sense. Scotty no Michael there. He was around him around him much more. Any of us knows what the real much to the hear him. Status Wa Scott. Who probably obviously doesn't agree. I'm sure doesn't come as a shock to him and I can't believe Michael would say the thing about me. This is this is the premium to you. GotTa see everything with Michael Jordan. Scottie selfish selfish. Because basically Scotty is taking a stand on a closet doesn't impact me and is affecting cause a dozen attack me in this case. He's on his contract. Which has nothing to do with me. But it's impacting my ability to win a championship. Michael during the whole thing is we're trying to win a championship and everything else. That doesn't go along with that. Goal is quote unquote selfish to him because it has nothing to do with him and I think that is something for people who've been around Michael. No that's how they kinda you. Kinda just accepted. You know. That's how I mean is. Just that's how that's his life view and so in that sense much like you know what Ki- like his hall of fame speak knows of us who inside that circle? Who Know who you've been like. Yeah that's Michael Jordan. But there's a vast majority millions if not billions of people who watch that speech and are watching this documentary whom I. Michael is such a crazy competitive holiday yet. We've been known this but but again it's fun to see it. Actually the words coming out of his mouth and also it's fun to watch examples from back. Then I mean. Do you believe that the Bulls would have been able to have kept the dysfunction to a certain degree when Kansas Jerry? Krause quiet if they were doing that today. Not a elsie. There's no way I mean. Think about if you know. And it's hard to compare because Phil Jackson obviously at that point. Four five typically really storied coach at that point but imagine it's the warriors at the beginning of last year the last year Kevin Durant to us because they come back doesn't matter if you're gonNA eight hundred eighty two bombers the adver job if you do that right there's just there's no way you can handle things poorly and we're not even. GonNa get into the social media aspect of how the secret nowadays on just think the way. They publicly handled this. There's no way that guy survived because at the end of the day. Yes you put thing together year. She deserve credit but to keep the thing going. We don't need you there other qualified people in this world who can keep this thing going. It's not like she's a complete mastermind. Who was betting thousand on every move? Yeah so yeah. I think he was out of a Job. A Lot. Faster than us Back then play for Joe nowadays than they did back. Then why are we so forgiving back? Then I mean clearly. It was a dumpster fire and a lot of ways but it was characterized not as such December because they were Winnie. Yeah I think the success L. Not like don't you know don't forget now like people. I think this is crazy. This is crazy. I can't believe he's going to happen but you know it was so successful. I think we all thought not seeing that but you know they don't get back together to God. You can't bring up a good thing. Whatever and I think in a sense Jerry. Yeah you're playing a game of chicken. He was saying why fired our coach. Am I going to say if you find a coach? I'm not coming back and we'll see we'll see if you really don't like put your money where your mouth is because my roommate thirty million dollars at that point so I just think it's a game of chicken probably went bad on Jerry crowds back. Then people were saying this is crazy but we didn't really believe it would happen. Espn front office insider immed- L. Housing on the sprint. People sought line of me going to talk with you. Thanks so much. A real quick. I her keyshawn his favorite video game pinball machine. That's not what I mean. I mean that's not what I see. So whoever put that trashing your ear it okay. I think we don't call. Don't look silly mess around with that. I keep down. Whoever put that in your head don't allow them to put you in that position. You Smart. It's not as favorite but it's an IT's tough Tan. Clearly top four wrong thanks. We'll talk to you. Got It all right. Let you defend tidball key. Plus really get into the raiders schedule. That's coming up next on the morning show instead of ten. Espn GEICO gets you access to licensed agents twenty four seven which means that. Geico is always there for you. If only everyone was always there for you like your wife when you forget your keys at work my texts. I am looking for the spare house key. Maybe I can get through the window. John Turns out the alarm works. Wow it works fast. You should probably call me back. Geico always there for you with savings and twenty four seven access to licensed agents a loved. The raiders have their own theme song. That's fantastic raiders. Are In Vegas Raiders? Have a new stadium as well. And the raiders are going to be better than they were a year ago. I think they're looking at the raiders scheduled key an absolute ask kicker for the first five weeks of the season. They've got New Orleans to open up their bill. They opened at Carolina. That's the one game that stretch that you think okay. We'll see what it is. They get the saints at home. They go to New England. They have buffalo at home than they have to go to Kansas City. Those five games. They could be two and three. They could be one and four. Potentially I don't know I don't know about that. New Orleans always drop one to a like the Tampa Bay buccaneers out of nowhere. They just so you don't know about New Orleans you don't you just don't know going into Oakland. Oakland certainly is a better football team. They were in the path of this. Or what did I say? Oakland Vegas is raiders. I'm just GONNA say raiders to saying fakest. Raiders are a better football team right now than they were a year ago. They've gotten better. They've addressed some needs in the off season. That should make them better. This is now John Third Year with this team now. Everything is his blueprint so they should be better. New Orleans is coming off a headache of last season coming down to the wire losing again after getting snubbed by the rams in that when a year before so when you start to look at that they catch catch them in a hostile environment. Hopefully it's a hostile environment. Because it's you know depending on where we're at in the country if fans in the building or whatnot but let's just assume that works out that way. They're going to be a hostile environment. I think the raiders can clip them. Make the raiders. Could Somehow Clip Schon Payton in his buddy in John grooten being I guess Sean Payton's mentor. Did they go to New England? Playoff team get obviously very different without Tom Brady. They've got Buffalo at home playoff team. Then they have to go to Kansas City. The defending Super Bowl champions there is not a single software out there. I don't think that they're going to get the they're gonNA get owned four or five. I should say but key if they get out of there with three wins. Look the hell out if they got. I think they're I think they can go into. I think that's a three to schedule. For where the three Carolina New Orleans in who Carolina New Orleans and New England. So you think they start three. No well I actually do. Actually do actually do. The raiders started off hot last year. They Kabbadi they started off where you wait a minute. Wait a minute this look different. I'm going seeing here. They got off to a bad start last year. Was it the yearbook start? Yeah they dropped a couple out of the. They wanted to through their first three. I just the way that these things tend not especially you know you mentioned what they got hot. They they dropped one or two then they got. They got hot in the middle and they had a little bit of a playoff run at that point but I just again. You look at these. Three of the first five on the road don't lose can't sitting live. Kansas City gets the opener on the season too. I was surprised that. They're getting against Houston. I thought that maybe they'd put a different opponent in there. 'cause Houston especially without Deandre Hopkins. Who knows where they played them in the playoffs? But you still got Shawn Watson so the draw and they played them in the playoffs. So you're going to get that You're going to get that game for them. But they're so after that. What it raiders. Have so they get the bye week six. They have an early by and then it gets a little bit better. They go to today Tampa in Vegas. That's a Sunday night game and then it gets a little bit easier. They've got Cleveland. They've got the chargers and they've got Denver those three in a row. Cleveland CHARGERS DENVER. But are they? Are They Easy Ito? We'LL CLIP CLEVELAND. Be EASIER WILL BAKER. Mayfield break out of his shell we'll look. Bj All of a sudden. Turn into something until I see Cleveland do something. I'm just going to assume that they're the Cleveland browns. We've been waiting for twenty years for them to be good and they haven't been because it's not. We don't need them to be good. We just wonder if they're going to be competitive because the competitive they can still clip a good team. You know fair I think they I think the Cleveland browns will be better this year than they were a year ago. I honestly do I think there's some stability there with the coaching staff. I think that they'll get Baker Mayfield to play better gotta remember. Stansky came from the Minnesota Vikings so he got cousins to turn into a playoff-caliber quarterback so I think he could potentially get them to where they need to be where people don't bag on them as much as in the past. Then they've got the chiefs again. They get the chiefs the second time on chief. Stunning Chiefs GonNa work. Though the last seven games of their schedule they got Atlanta. The jets the colts the chargers again Miami Denver. Those last seven games feels like there's five six wins easy in their Seattle. I don't I'm not. I'm not ready to cash on Denver yet it just give Denver away. They got von Miller. They like a lock that they drew lock. They like him. They went out and got not one. Put three receivers. They already had a big receiver. They went out and got a running back. I mean I I just I think Denver. I think dimmer going to be different than what we think. Be Different football team. They started to play better towards the end of the year to. Let's take a look at the different part of the schedule. A great part of the schedule Monday night schedule is legit right out of the gate up until about ten. It's nothing but Great Games. That's coming up next on the morning show on seven ten. Espn so Sunday night. Football guys has been the the spot that gets the best games for the simple reason that they are able to flex in the second half of the season. They're able to put the the games that they want in that schedule. The Monday night schedule is locked the end so you kind of have to cross your fingers in hope that though the stars stay healthy and that the teams we think are going to be good are going to be good because if this schedule is as good as it looks like. They're going to have the best Monday nights late in a really really long time. Keep you just mentioned it. That the week. Two matchup between the saints and the raiders. That that's going to be a great game. It's the opening of their new stadium in Las Vegas. You've got a team with drew brees quarterback that's going to be great. Then you go to week three right after that you got kids city and Baltimore the two teams that talked about yesterday in the AFC if it's not one of those two teams who it might be in the first three weeks. You've got two games that you absolutely can't miss know it. I mean I know Vegas may not be up and running fully bodies time but just assume that it is. Can you imagine what Vegas is? GonNa look like man Monday night. Gang Raj had to chime in. Of course it's going to be crazy. You know it's GonNa be wild. Southwest Airlines will be flying in from New Orleans. Every thirty seconds game was going to be wild and then you talk about the Kansas City. Baltimore Game I mean that one two quarterbacks to futurity. Nfl just they got it right. I mean but I always feel like the Monday night. Match-ups always good beginning to. It just depends on how team shakeout dog start out. Good March doesn't look too good. Well that's that's the one through real. Titans were the AFC championship game Afc Championship game. Like I told you last segment. I don't know if you can't discount out the Denver broncos yet I just don't I what they've done is important. John Elway has done. There's been impressive this off season. I'm not unlike what he's done this off season. I like the direction that they're headed now whether or not there translates on the field. That's another thing but what they've done. I'm like okay. Let's see let's see so you try to do some so Casey in Baltimore in week three week. Four you get the Falcons and the packers. So you've got Aaron Rodgers against that Ryan that's another really exciting matchup and Atlanta started playing better toward the end of the year Atlanta had one of the weirdest Adenjer ever GonNa see. They got off to a good start and then they were literally the worse team football for about two months and then they were good again at the end it was just bizarre and they got todd. Gurley now so everybody wants to see what that looks like week twelve. The chargers go to New Orleans. That's another good knows maybe Justin Herbert displayed by their. Maybe tyrod Taylor's got him cook and you still have the saints tool what they do. You got the cardinals. Kyla Murray going to Dallas to take on the cowboys. That's a really good match. The cardinals had on Monday. They this sneak in there once in a while quarterback. Yeah probably Prague with what was it. Ditty green if you want to crown their assets that go crowd on Monday night game. I don't know how long that was. That happened on Monday night. Football you've got the you've got the rams in the bears on Monday night and week seven to it's just it out of the gate. It's just one game. After the next year bears gain will be a good one. No it the matchup certainly have been put together. Preseason away to you want your schedule to look. It just depends on now on what those teams turn out to be. Go to go to the chiefs for a second. We know that they're going to open the season. They're going to take on the The Houston Texans. We know that they got Lamar Jackson in the Ravens Week. Three Monday night football. Does it feel like we're at the beginning and I don't want to say a patriots run because that took twenty years. We're probably never going to see that again. But we in the little sweet spot maybe a five six seven year window with the chiefs or not. GonNa win the Super Bowl every year. But they're gonNA be the team to beat every year for the next five or six years they're going to be one of the five teams be one of the four teams better yet in in the preseason at AFC that you talk about going to the Super Bowl you know. They're gonNA flip one year. They'll be favored to win it all the next year two in winning all day no drop down to three comeback four. Go back up to one. That's what the winter that you're in because these other teams that are good to the pro. Here's here's one of the biggest problems that you have with the New England patriots dynasties outside of the Pittsburgh steelers in the Baltimore Ravens. There was really no other team that you looked at in the AFC. It was like Oh man. They don't be ridiculous. I mean Denver had that when they got peyton. That was kind of you know that that kicked him to the to the next level but other than that. You never felt like the Indianapolis Colts who's going to the Super Bowl every single year when they have paid many because Peyton manning neom couldn't do nothing with the New England patriots in everybody knew that so that a function of the function the colts being bad that was a function of the Patriots beating credible. Well yes it was a fun but they always have to run into them. A run into the Pittsburgh steelers the chiefs though that. Everybody's gotTa Run through Patrick Mahomes. It's not no I can't no no. I'M NOT GONNA say that. No because these other teams like the Baltimore Ravens or right now. Even though they didn't win the championship they somewhat or on even footing with the Kansas City chiefs because remember to Kansas City had to fight back in these playoffs the New England patriots when it was on they run. They wouldn't down by double digit touchdowns and having a make miracle comebacks. You better ask your talking's if that's true one. Damn when they were on their miracle run. You keep when you look at Kansas City though and I'll give you the rates. I'll give you the ravens that they could knock that thing back and forth a lot like the steelers and the Patriots did and my crystal ball doesn't work right now but I'm not seeing anybody else in the. Afc leads me to believe that you know what they're going to be able to give Patrick mahomes and Lamar Jackson a good run. I don't see that Denver. I don't see that in the I don't see that other team in the AFC right now. Well one of the reasons you know. See it because we haven't seen what India looks like with Philip Rivers. We haven't seen Pittsburgh again with Ben Rothlisberger coming back. We haven't had a chance to see a retooled raider team after three years. Moving to Vegas. We don't know what the charges are going to look like with Justin Herbert. It's almost like if you replace Tom. Brady and put him with the charges charges. Go ahead if you put Cam Newton with the chargers. Do they go ahead? Do you feel like tyrod. Taylor is good enough. No is Justin Herbert good enough. No so what's the one thing that they could be missing in with the chargers their quarterback everything else. We like right. I mean it's just a quarterback is so until we actually see it. Kansas City is better than everybody else to. We actually see it because we don't think Tennessee is not Tennessee not Houston Not Buffalo in Houston. The reason they gave away got rid of the damn receiver. Damn fool hoppy. Yeah no I mean just you look at this and the way that it sets up. It just feels that the way to Kansas City is run and the dude that they have quarter those seen. Incredibly bankable it is it is but but I want to see these other teams before. I just say you know what they data team to beat from here on out Andrew. Whitworth the rams left tackle. He's going to join us next on the morning. Show on seven ten ESPN.

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 Mad Max & NBA Draft Preview

The Kevin Sheehan Show

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Mad Max & NBA Draft Preview

"You want it. You need it. It's what everyone's talking about the Kevin Sheehan show. Now, here's Kevin. You're listening to the sports bakes. Yep. Tommy's here. It's Thursday, errands here. This shows presented by window nation. If you're in the market for windows, call eight six ninety nation or go to win donation dot com and tell them that we told you to call when we were on Tuesday, Tommy, I told you about my sleep study. I don't have the results back from that. But I wanted to wait until you got here because you decided after being diagnosed with some form of sleep apnea or whatever not to do with. They told you to do I swear to God after telling that story at least a dozen people tweeted me to say due to change my life. Oh, factor being diagnosed with it. And then wearing the mask and doing the things that night. It's changed. Their lives heard the stories. I've heard the same stories. I don't have severe sleep apnea. Severe other things. Very mild. At best, I sleep fine. Generally, so it doesn't get in the way of my sleeping. And I'm just not gonna wear mask. You sleep better than you move. I I've moved pretty good. Do move much better. Now did with your new knees, which I'm thrilled about that year moving around much better because I used to have to essentially, walk you wherever we went the NBA draft is tonight. I will have a mini preview of sorts coming up, you know, there's a draft party tonight, the wizards are having a draft party. Really, yes. At the entertainment and sports arena. Wow. Are you gonna go? No, I'm not gonna go but Tommy shepherds going to be there. Well, I mean, he would be one of the several people involved in the consensus patients, new NBA construct structure, Jan virement for the wizards got Brooks OB there. Well, that's good. Yeah, I'm gonna try to get somebody from there on the show tomorrow after the. Draft. But I will have I will give you players. I like in the Strath players, I don't like. And then specifically, who I don't want the wizards to take it number nine who I'd like them to take it number nine of the players that are projected to be there. So that's coming up shortly. I also wanna talk about rob Ryan at some point this morning because there was a story on Redskins dot com. Written about rob Ryan with a bunch of quotes in there that I thought were very interesting. So get to that as well. But how about max Scherzer last night, a legend of max sherzer, how is more Aero's now I wasn't there. I watched I watched it too. It was hard to turn off. First of all, just the picture of him in that black. I in him on the mound with that wasn't just a black guy that was a standing eight count guy. Yeah. But he said, no pain at all said it was not an issue at all. He said he's been in much more pain in pitched before but he was unbelievable last night. Seven complete innings four hits. No runs. Ten strikeouts in the nets completed. The doubleheader sweep of the Phillies with tune-up to nothing win last night. The Phillies look like the nets used to look. Yeah. Earlier this season, they're having all kinds of issues. And if nothing else that Shire's start will certainly raise his trae value on it. Are you being serious being I'm making fun of the geniuses who suggested if the NATs are out of it by July thirty first that they should trade, max shurer? Well, first of all, just the notion that is performance last night, would raise his trade value is stupid. His trade value is already super high, and I'm sure they could pull back a boatload for him. Here's the thing, though. Tommy about the nets they're not that far off. See that's the thing. Why were you not the royals? They're not the Orioles. Not the Orioles. They're not the Marlins. It's not either break it down to zero to build it back up. They with the revenue they have with the core group. They have they are. They are right now. They are always one off season away from competing that pretty much they may be an in-season competing, especially after the next after tonight if they played a game. Because there is definitely heavy showers and thunderstorms in the forecast for tonight, even more so than than yesterday and last night, but with that series with Atlanta this weekend, they could get right back into it. Yes, they can. But my point is they was so absurd. When I read these stories about trait fans now they're obsessed with this notion trading that you have to tear it apart to build it back up again. Like it's either zero or sixty miles an hour. There's nothing in between the nets if they don't they are not going to have to tear down a team in order to compete next year. They are just want to have a lot of money going off the books this year. They're just one free agency off-season away from competing again. You're right. They're still very much in the mix right now. But this fan notion that like prospects are like monopoly money. Oh, we gotta get those prospects. It's funny about sports the. The major league baseball actually, the NFL a lot of people. Enjoy the off-season and trade deadline more than the game. Yes. Now in these sports where you're playing one hundred sixty two or eighty two it does provide a nother source of entertainment because the games due in Ken be, you know, can run long and get a little bit tiresome in one hundred sixty two game schedule, but they're not that far off. You know what they're missing a bullpen. Yes. If they find some bullpen they should be buyers. They should be thinking about being buyers right now adding mid relief and late inning relief. Although doolittle's good enough as a closer because they're starting rotations good enough authencity when they're healthy. They're plenty good enough. Yes. Right now to be an eighty five to ninety win team. You know there there I was looking at this late last night after they after they finished that game their own their two teams right now in major league baseball. With losing records, but positive one differential numbers in the nets are one of them the reds are the other all the sudden there have a chance to make a move in the central division, salute. They've gotten really, really hot but the nets now have a positive plus seven run differential with a losing record, you know, at three games under five hundred which by the way, his close to five hundred is they've been since you know April early early in may. But the you know tonight and then three games against Atlanta this weekend could totally change the way anybody's thinking about stupid things like trading shirt, sir, I you'd have to tell me you'd have to. I mean, I'm open opened anything if somebody made the case that you bring back so much help for this particular team that could make this team better than it is the, it would be a better team without Shaer's with what they'd bring back. I be open to that. But it's hard for me to believe that losing max sherzer, would make you a better team. I wouldn't be open to it because again. Their prospects. You don't know how good they're going to be. And even in a good deal, you're getting prospects that other teams are willing to give up, you know so, so they're not the greatest prospects. It's just look at its it's the sheep mentality in sports today. Everybody falls the hurt. And, you know, one guy says, you know you gotta you gotta you gotta do it. The Houston Astros. Did you know what? The Houston Astros, went through an ownership change, and new owners came in and said, we got a great break. It down and build it back up now is different scenario than what the nets are in. They don't have to do that. They just have to if, if they fall short this, this off the season, they just have to retool. They don't have to rebuild. They're not the royals. They're not the Marlins. I tend to agree with you. I mean, I think there was a moment in the season when they fell what twelve games below five hundred. You knew it was. Partially injury related, and certainly bullpen related. But there was a sense of doom twelve games. Oh, five hundred as there would be with any team favored to win a division and starts off, so poorly. But they've worked their way back here, you know, in June in particular, in a in a way in which they're back in this thing. I know Atlanta's playing very well. And that's why you know, it's hard to say that a series in, in late, June is so critical, but it will be somewhat telling how they perform against Atlanta this weekend. They swept Atlanta and that two game set in Atlanta few weeks ago and of may. But if somehow they wanted to night and then took two of three against Atlanta. Tommy, they're right back in this thing. And we're not even at the all star right now, I look, and one of the things I pointed out in order to do that in column that I wrote for yesterday is that what they can't afford to do? And this what Dave Martinez himself said they can't afford to. Basically have two three losses in a row anymore. You can't you can't do that. You know, and I went back and looked at every year, like two thousand thirteen two thousand fifteen and last year where they were always playing from behind and fell short, and they were so many stretches where they lose three in a row four zero five hundred zero six in a row. You can't if you're going to climb back, you can't go on those kind of stretches e I mean you just have to knock you let yourself from them, and they have arguably a pitching staff, that should prevent them from doing that with Corbin Strasbourg insures right? They should never be in a losing streak with that. Steph one more thing about sure specific to last night. I this guy tummy, you're better at, at putting this in the proper context. But right now, he's going to be the first Washington National. That goes into the hall of fame as Washington, National, and my right about that. Well unless he goes in Detroit tiger. What wouldn't he at this point given the length of time? He's been here is any more net than he is tiger. I think he was with Detroit longer right now. I think by the time career is over. He would stay with the nets more. This is year five with the NATs and he was in Detroit for five years. Okay. So and again, this is something that the hall of fame, generally decides, but they but they'll leave it up to the player, most set of time, and I can't fathom max sherzer not going going into the hall of fame as anything but a Washington National island. And he would you're right. He would be the first right? The first guy where fans could make the trip up the Cooperstown feeling like they have something to celebrate. Yes. So let's keep that mind when you're talking about trading the franchises. I you know if you just call Young's three Cy youngs. And by the way is in the hunt. This year. L three Cy youngs one in each league right Aaron he's in the hunt right now. He's not a favorite right now favored, the, the dodgers starter ri-. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Less up there last night though was one of those shares or performances. He was so dominant anytime he got an even. Sort of trouble. There was a lead off double in the fifth or sixth. I forget any struck out, two of the next three, any looked like he was in pain. He looked uncomfortable. But one of the reasons I love Scher is he is a show-me guy, and he doesn't ever wallo in woe is me kind of stuff and his quotes after the game. And I watched the press conference that they actually carried on Massin last night. I'll read some of the quotes, trust me, said this thing looks a lot worse than it actually is. I felt zero pain. There's been plenty of other injuries where I felt a lot of pain. And I've had to pitch through it. I'll hang my hat on those starts, but not tonight, he said tonight, I felt zero pain, this is part of what you have to take the ball every fifth time. Do you know how many guys in that situation would said, you know, it was uncomfortable. I've never felt after a great performance to build it up as if it was something. Not. No. Not him now to be fair. That max sherzer that bulldog has not shown up in the postseason. I know he hasn't, you know, and that's, that's fair. It well in in the biggest spot. Yeah. You know against the against the dodgers and game five. I mean there have been a couple of spots for him, right? Yeah. I mean, the truth of the matter is Strasberg's had a bigger post postseason moment than Sherzad. Yes, for the nets is putting its or right at Wrigley was alive in the series Strasbourg trying to beg at it turned into a big moment. But the final result was moment. Yeah. Anyway Goodwin for them. I don't it would suck if they don't play the game tonight that means it would have gotten two of the foreign if they get tonight in tonight, can't be rescheduled for anytime soon. I would think that tonight Aaron would also go it further the game the other day. Ten September Tuesday was late in the season. This one would be as well. You know who to NATs finish season with the? The indians. That's their final sacks final series at home with the Indians. How weird is that that's strange? That's really strange. By the way, I had one other quick thing about sherzer, Dino in his last four starts and is it well before last night. I'm sorry. It was it was a combination. I read I read this morning, this combination of five out of the last eight starts, his team's generated literally no offense. Very little offense in the first five, six innings the game. So he's never pinched pitching in a comfortable. He's not he's not going out there four to nothing in the fourth inning. Right. Exactly. All right. I wanna get to the NBA draft do that. Yes. And, and I'm gonna rip through some of these things, and I go get something to eat. No. I want you to listen, very carefully and then fire any appropriate questions, follow up questions that you have for. Me, it's going to be with a zip gun. I don't really have a whole lot of firing apparel. Well, you'll like the first part so the NBA draft is tonight, the wizards have the ninth pick overall unless, of course, their general manager makes a trade for yes. But who would that be? They don't have one. There might be sack. It's act might say, hey, I got an idea. I got a nice idea. Hey, dad. I got an idea, but, you know, the significance of tonight is that this is the first draft without Ernie Grunfeld since two thousand to sixteen straight dress man by Ernie Grunfeld starting in two thousand three he made Ernie did thirteen first round selections for the wizards over sixteen seasons. As general manager, he had seven lottery opportunities over those sixteen years. Two of them were traded away. I'll get to that in a moment. The other five lottery picks were Jarvis Hayes at number ten that was his first pick back. In two thousand three the guy he took in the second round had a much better pro career. And that was Steve Blake. Yes. In two thousand three I'm sorry. He picked one Dixon in two thousand three two thousand four was Blake. John wall was his next lottery selection at number one. Overall in twenty ten. Jaen vessel was the sixth overall pick a lottery, pick in twenty eleven Beal at number three in twenty twelve and Otto porter at number three in twenty thirteen. So he picked five lottery players in top fourteen players, which really, if you look at the NBA draft. I know you can get lucky at twelve at fifteen at, at twenty two but, you know, you really I, I mean, I would hold a general manager more responsible for the lottery picks than you know, Pesher off at number nineteen or wherever Pesher off was taken, it'd be great if he found players later in the first run second round, I'm not saying that it wouldn't have been a positive in. It's a negative that he didn't. But you really have to judge him on the players that have more of a chance. I guess of of really impacting franchise. You bring up. Petroff. I, I remember I, I happen to being Vegas. When summer league was playing that summer after drafted him. Right. And I went to watch the wizards play. I want to watch him play. And I remember thinking, man this guy can play. I thought that they had really found something there in Petrov's. So that gives you value summer legally, by the way. Steve Blake was the second his second round pick in two thousand three so one Dixon was picked the year before in the jar Jeffries draft anyway, so Ernie with the opportunity with seven lottery opportunities in his sixteen years. Jarvis as nothing John wall, and Bradley Beal, obviously all-stars. Yes, yawn vessel as the MVP of the early. A was a bust here and Otto porter. I would just say, not good enough to be the number three picks. Absolutely roll. The two trades that he made when he had a lottery selection. We're the number five was the number five overall pick in twenty in two thousand four which was one of the better if not top three or four trades of Ernie's career because he had a lot of good trades when he sent the horrible contracts of Jerry Stackhouse and Christian Leitner and number five to Dallas ranch one Jameson. That was a great trade for the wizards. The fifth pick turned into Devon Harris. Good player. Not with Jameson was here. The other trade was a disaster in two thousand nine he traded number five overall for Randy Foye and Mike. Miller to Minnesota, a trade that involved other insignificant players from the wizards, but it was a total disaster. I think influenced by Polen who wanted to see a playoff team before he passed away. He actually ended up passing away about six months later. Not to even see that particular NBA season. But anyway, here we are, again, the wizards with another lottery, picking someone for the first time in sixteen years, other than any Grunfeld making it. We're just not sure who it didn't. Right. Because after all of these years of so many people, you much more than anybody else if saying, get somebody get Ernie out of here, and get somebody and they did get Ernie out here. They just haven't hired something out to take his place, and that is that is addition by subtraction, because the seed is better off empty than it was. When Ernie Grunfeld was sitting, we'll find out won't we. Yes, because Ted Zach, Tommy Sheppard Scott Brooks, you know, Ted's hole. We're going to do a consensus of valuation, exercise, you know, emphasizing the new construct of the NBA Jesus God. Did you read some of the quotes yesterday knows what that I guess suffer -able this dude that is more backpedaling from the fact that they got slapped down with tampering. I agree with you totally. They got their head handed to them with the threat of tampering charges against them to the point where they fed Candice Buckner, the first story, and then went out to their way to issue this ridiculous statement in yesterday's Rory. I mean, they are backpedaling because whatever hope they had for Jerry. They have blown that is over. Look, we had this conversation with Ben standing yesterday, I do believe you in, in your your sources. And I think that there's a lot that they and I do not believe Ted, that there was no interest. I just got. That's true at all. But I think what may have happened. And I think a reasonable, you know, scenario over the last month was that you Jiri would have been interested had they not won. The title had, they not made the steep run, and Ted was waiting for you Jiri thinking that he would be able to interview him interview them and potentially hire him at some point during the Milwaukee series, you know, when they're down to nothing which, by the way, now is over a month. Ago, you know with how long these NBA playoffs in the series steak, so he would have had somebody hired in timely manner, and, or Tommy would have been denied at that point, and would have moved on and made a higher since, but he put all I think he put all his eggs in the Jerry basket and the Jiri basket ended up not being available to open until much later than anybody anticipated by that doesn't explain. The Woche report, the minute the no, no. I believe that they ran interested. Yeah. Yet, tote. And, you know, even the Conley courtship that they try they screw that up because according to reports at the minimum he wanted five years, and I don't think he was ever gonna come here either. And according to my sources part of the reason was. Tommy Sheppard was his mentor when he was here is very close to the very good friends. I don't think he would have taken a job that Tommy Sheppard was up for unless you made them and Jiri kind of offer which they didn't come close to making at this point. I don't know why Ted just doesn't give the job to Tommy Sheppard, you know, I mean because again, I mean that's not that's not what you're trying to you're trying to sell to your to sell. There's nobody avail, right? That's that's his fault. Yes, I'm saying now he's stuck right? Where he he's got to use the only guy left in the room a gym Zorn's situation with all respect the Tommy Sheppard, right? It's the same thing they see only guy left in the room. No, I'm, I'm glad you put out the all due respect because Tommy shepherds, no, Jim. No, I'm not saying that I'm pointing out that he's gyms. Orange should Tommy Sheppard is a is qualified to be an assistant GM. And probably GM Jim zone wasn't even qualified to be an offensive coordinator. But he stuck with the last guy left in a room higher and the thing that he should have done when he bought the team in two thousand ten when he finally took over full ownership after eight died was fire Ernie and tell all the fan base, we're not going to do business as usual anymore. Tommy Sheppard, however could he may be is business as usual until he does different. I don't look if you're if you're saying that because there's nothing that's going to inspire the fan base at this point. I don't even know that messiah jewelry would really inspire the fan base. Zolt s- are going to inspire. I think Zion Williamson had the wizards won the lottery. It wouldn't have mattered GM put, I think, guy like Jiri would have brought back a lot of people who literally have swore off the franchise because you know what? I agree with you that you juries different sounding Tommy Sheppard, but I just don't think that this fan base in. It's not a hard core large passionate fan base. It's a bandwagon fan base when they when they were playing in game seven against the Celtics. The game did a ridiculous TV rating. It's essentially the only one I've always said that, if they get to that point where their in game seven XL midway or later in the playoffs. You'll see how many people are interested in basketball, but this team in any good in. So I don't think that the hiring of messiah Jerry other than the fact that he was the, the GM of the NBA champions, and it would be intriguing. I don't think it's gonna make people go out and buy tickets. It's I think it would make some I don't I think it would bring some back the I do with you here because I did it with Ben yesterday. I just wanna read the quote, because, you know, this is clearly, not gone the way. Ted wanted to go. He can't admit that, like I wrote my com, he turned the most important open job and sports into a Whoopie cushion no doubt. Is that what you wrote that column? Yeah. Did you send it? Yes. I when he and you just like, you know, I, I tend to read them when he when he said in this, you know, hand-delivered story to Candice buck shington posts when he said, quote, I intend to create a leadership team when it feels exactly right. And is in alignment with our findings and our final develop specifications. I mean, wait a minute. You told us a month and a half ago. This is the best of vailable job in all sports. You're telling me that you it nothing. Nobody you've interviewed. His fellow right, yet, like all the greatest people that want the greatest job available. Job sports nobody impress. You know it's funny about about this whole report. Look, I understand NBC sports, Washington being Ted's house organ. He owns a piece of network get that. I'm surprised the Washington Post. Yes, especially with his newspap- unwilling to take part in this charade. I know it really because it's a charade. I intend to create a leadership team when it feels exactly right in is in alignment with our findings and our final develop specifications. I just read that at three times the speed. He said it, by the way, as I have said he will likely use many hands make light work. As we seek to establish a new organizational construct that is in line. You guys you got to rewrite where you wind that statement that Kevin may cause it's the best line. I've heard in a long time, and then he says he says creating a shared platform on health sciences. Data analytics. For all of our basketball franchises. You know, there is I think you feel the same way but I'm not going to put words in your mouth. But there's a certain amount of distrust, I have not in that I believe, someone's at dishonest person. But in their overall capability to execute, and deliver when they can't tell you in normal words, what it is. They're doing here. This is corporate tech speaks start to finish. It's the way he speaks. It's, it's literally thirty seconds longer than it needs to be. Of course, people would say that about me too, and, and, and using phrases in words, that don't fit in what you're trying to describe just say, look, we haven't found the right guy yet, period. We're looking we haven't found the right guy. We wanna find a guy that, that fits what we're looking for in our job description. But my God construct in final develop specifications. It's like he's. It's like he's building something like he's, he's putting he's at a medical company, and they're, they're in Aren d for a new for a new medicine to cure something, you know, we have doesn't fit. We have seen insufferable. We haven't seen the best that's yet to come from Ted. The throw the Rothstein era. Oh, when that happens when, when the sports betting finally gets legalized in DC, and he opens up his sportsbook at the oak green ternal, wait. Oh, that happen. It's going to be terrible. It is going to be terrible because he already in his discussion about sports gambling comes off, as either a complete Nyut naive. Never gambled before person like a total, Mark. He comes off as or he's being totally disingenuous. I think it's the former personally, I don't think he's out to, to basically create this massive business. Sports gambling. To take advantage of all of the suckers out there. That'll believe that if you hold on. Let me that if you're really strong in health sciences. Analytics venue, management skills training. It cetera that you'll be able to beat the house. I think he actually believes that his a, oh, well, cronies are smart enough with all of their dated of beat the house and, you know, he doesn't own the house. He's just going to provide the gambling. The DC lottery is gonna take the hit on that. I'm not sure look at you've spent a lot of time you've spent time in sports books just a little bit. Okay. I've spent time as an actual book maker, okay in college. Right. So I understand that side of the how the atmosphere of a sportsbook. Right. I don't think Ted is really ready for the atmosphere of the sports book, that's going to be in that green turtle. I mean you're not gonna get the cream of the crop if you've ever been in a sports book, and you see the crowds that hang out. Okay. We're. Talking about the upper echelon of DC society here. I, I know what you're okay. I, I agree with what you're I don't think Ted is ready for that. And as we've talked about previously and somehow I will work my way back to this NBA draft thing that I have, but the reason revenues haven't reached where they thought they would go in the areas that have legalized it already. And there's been a lot of early returns from states that have legalized sports game. Gambling is because the big gamblers aren't going to go to sports books to wager to legal sports books to wager. They're going to continue to illegally bed with credit from home, conveniently and I know that you'll be able to bet you know, eventually, legally through your phone from you won't have to enter sportsbook. But they're getting the casual better who rarely bet before who's betting ten and fifteen bucks game. That's why revenues aren't you know where they thought they thought that this would turn into that everybody, the gambles? Now, going to stop gambling the way they've been gambling and start gambling legally not gonna happen. The truth of the matter, is Tommy, and I've had conversations with people about this people who I know, are on that side of it, the legal side of it is that the, the legal sports books aren't going to turn this into the business. They think they are going to have intil the illegal betting options are gone a removed because you have to offer credit. You've gotta give your customer the ability to bet bigger on credit with, you know, obviously the ability to pay it off. But you're you're you're attracting right now. My guess, is in the reason in I've read about revenues being nowhere near what they had projected in the states that have already legalized it, my guess is what I thought it would be from the beginning, is that, you know, the, the guys that never had accessed again. Bling think it's really cool that have been primarily fantasy guys infanta in fantasy games. And and and leagues. Now they can bet but they're not they're not big betters because if you were really a better or a gambler and really interested in it, you'd have been doing already. Yeah. Because it was pretty easy. Right. Aaron to find somewhere. Now, this is going to be I surprised if the crowds you see Ted sportsbook. Because remember the plan is I understand it. You can go into the sports book, even if you're not going into the arena, that's the whole attraction of the green turtle. Yeah. So you know what you don't have to buy a ticket to the event to probably go in sports book. And then that's the whole point of this. Just think of the line to buy lottery. Tickets at the seven eleven in DC, I think about that. It won't it won't be exactly that it'll be like, no. It won't look you and I both spent. Time Aaron spent a lot of time in Vegas sports, during different. Vegas is totally different. But I, I spent enough time in Oteibi it's not gonna. It's not gonna be just going to say it's not going to be racetrack. Oteibi crowd. It's not okay gonna be it's gonna be a cut above that. Okay. We'll definitely be cut say, we'll take a field trip down. But I don't think it's going, it's not going to be, degenerate, heaven it. You're, you're remember Oteibi and racetracks where the only way for a long period of time to not only bet on horse racing, but to experience horse racing because it's wouldn't televise you know, sports betting different. But anyway, let me get to the draft thing. I wanna I wanna get to the players that I like in the strapped in those, I don't, and I want Tommy, everybody to keep in mind that this is based on me watching a lot of college basketball games. I didn't go to the NBA camps. I don't have the ability to do due diligence on, whether or not these players, love basketball, or will work hard to get better or whether or not their coach -able or good teammates. This is me watching them the last year or the last few years and giving you giving you my best guesses. I'm going to start at the top of the draft. I think John rant has a better chance of being a future NBA MVP than Zion Williamson does Jaama rant. I like ciphered people say, oh, you have I've heard people say Mirant is just I mean not only is he remarkably talented but I just hear people rave about the his off off the court. He's makeup. He's a star. He's a star Zion is too. I like Zion and I think he's going to be a very good NBA player. Maybe a great. NBA player. I love John Moran. He has major star potential. Tommy, he sees the floor, like the great stood in terms of his passing ability, like magic like Zale curry, you know, some say he's an inconsistent shooter, I like his stroke. And I think he's gonna turn in to a very good shooter off the dribble off the catch at the next level. But level bottom line with Mirant. He more than anyone else in this draft by far in my view makes everyone around him better. He's a game changer in this draft. I wish the wizards had gotten the number two pick in this draft. And with I wouldn't care anything about John wall, I would've taken John Moran. RJ Barrett's going to be a good score at the NBA level, especially New Yorker early on. They don't have much. I'd actually say that it's better than fifty fifty. He'll be the rookie of the year next year because he's going to get all the opportunities in the world as a rookie and he's gonna he's going to score. He can score. I don't love RJ Barrett though. Nowhere near Zion Williams. Sohn in John rant category. In my book. I don't love de'andre hunter from Virginia. I think he's going to be a good defender at the next level, I think he's going going to be limited offensively at the NBA level, I'm intrigued by Jarrett Culver more than hunter. But I think he too has limitations offensively that will keep him from being consistent star level player. I think both are going to defend well, but I think both are going to be turnover machines especially early in their careers. I think both of them at times, watching them the last few years, one hundred didn't get to play in the tournament in twenty eighteen when UVA got upset as you know, as a one-seat by UNBC, but I think both of them look awkward offensively at times. Just my view, I think both will be good defenders don't love don't love either one, and I would say, I would like Culver more dairy. Garland can flat out shoot it and handle it like he has high level. Gill. He also has a super slight frame, and looks like he's going to have problems defensively at the next level, but he's young. You just didn't get a chance to see him enough because he got hurt so early in Vanderbilt season. He's no, John Maranto. He's not. But he is a guy that I could see becoming a prolific scorer at the point guard position. I liked the Kentucky players in this draft. All three of them that are projected some were in that ten to twenty range, I think, PJ Washington will be an NBA starter for sure. I love Kelvin Johnson. And I really love Tyler hero to all three are confident they're intense there high motor guys. All of them are versatile. Johnson to me though, has as big upside as any of the three and his big upside is most guys in the draft after Zion and John Moran. He's got a huge wingspan his body type looks like it's NBA ready. He's relentless. He's not super athletic, but he can guard he can shoot it. He can shoot it from the mid range. I think he can shoot it from behind the arc. I like Kelvin Johnson a lot. And I would not be unhappy if the wizards took him, maybe I head of were he's projected to go at number nine. I like him a lot heroes. One of the best shooters in the draft one of the two best shooters in the draft. Cam Johnson is the other one from North Carolina. And I think heroes going to have one of those long NBA careers as a six six guy who can fire it from anywhere. I like two of the three Carolina players project yet. Two of the three Carolina players projected in the first round on the three or Koby whiteness. Ear little and Cam Johnson. I like Koby white, he six five by the way, didn't always look like he played at that height even though he had that hair Aaron but he can really scores a point guard again. Not john. France class but he's fearless. He's competitive he got so much better as the season went on he sort of came out of nowhere last year for Carolina. He's a guy who I think can start on the NBA in the NBA on the right team. And we'll score in the NBA. I really like Cam Johnson. I I'm not sure why he's being projected to go post lottery Aaron. He's, I don't see him anywhere in most mocks. He's not a lottery, pick, in fact, in some mocks. He's late. First round. I know that defensively people have concerns about him, but he's the best shooter in Tyler hero, the two shooters in the draft and Cam Johnson's actually got a quicker. Release any six foot nine any move so, well, well, and he really has great feel for the game high Q player. I think Cam Johnson is going to be a really good NBA player. I'm surprised that some of the players whether it's you know, a guy like. Romeo Lankford as an example, I would take Cam Johnson every day of the week and twice on Sunday before I took Romeo Langford, I just think Cam Johnson is going to be a better player missio little I do not like I don't like them. Not a fan of them nor was ROY Williams, by the way, because that guy this time last year was projected to be a top three pick and there were games in which he barely played at Carolina. Roy Williams got frustrated with him. He looks the part. He's athlete Eckes long. He looks like he should be an NBA player. But when you watched him, play, you saw a guy that wasn't a good basketball player like he doesn't have great feel for the game. I went back and watched a lot of highlights in these are highlights and you can see early when he puts the ball in the forties. Got his head down. You know he's not a natural basketball player. I just don't like Nasiri little very disappointed. If the wizards pick him at number nine, and some have him projected to go. The wizards. At number nine he will light up all star games like McDonald's all American game, which he did last year. But five on five structured team basketball. I think it's going to be a long road for him. That's my view on him camera. Tish is another interesting guy because he can flat out play. He can handle it. He can shoot it. He six eight and a half six nine. I saw him play in high school Tommy against my my son's school team. And he and he looked really good the next day they played a team in which he scored fifty seven. He had thirty four and lost against Georgetown prep. When I saw him lash in twenty eight teen in the death showcase was twenty seventeen now because it was in December. But you could tell that why he at that moment when I was watching and playing highschool projected top three pick and I think he's got the talent to be a top three pick like I think he's got just as much talent is RJ Barrett. So why do a lot of people now? Have him outside the top ten there's a lot of discussion that he's not a great worker that he takes nights off and moments off in that he doesn't have a big time motor, you know, if he obviously had all of that stuff in a positive sense, he'd be a top three or four pick, but something right there with cameras in less somebody just rolls the dice and takes him. But the there's something that's not right. Even though when you watch him you see why he could be a steal at number nine or twelve if he were to drop, you know, eve outside the lottery. Pretty big drop though. That would be a big drop seven and a half is the line right now. Is that what it is with him? But this time last year, it was top three top four, I don't see it with Jackson Hayes, the center from Texas at all. I, I don't get the fascination with him. He doesn't fit into today's NBA at all. He's back to the basket player that doesn't mean that there is an. Place for him. But he super raw he's got some skill. I do not want the wizards to take Jackson Hayes at number nine, now, we get to the French kid who's eighteen Sekou doom Boya. I think you pronounce it. I'm probably getting that wrong. He's eighteen years old, and he played in France. He's been mucked to the wizards at number nine more than anybody else over the last few weeks. I've watched all of the available video, you can clearly see he has all of the physical measurable for an NBA player. You can also see the still trying to figure out the game as you would be at eighteen years old playing against professionals even in Europe. I just think it's so hard on guys like this that you don't actually get to see play in games. You know, he's got the huge wingspan. He looks at six nine with the huge wingspan to be a modern day four in the NBA somebody like PASCAL Siaka him in Toronto, but I just don't know enough about. Them to really have what I would think, to be worthy judgment. But a lot of people like him a lot, I feel by the way, I feel the same way about Garlan, and I feel the same way about bowl bowl from Oregon, that we just didn't see enough of them are I haven't seen enough of them bowl bull, by the way, people think that he's got top-five potential and some seem as a future NBA star. I don't see it in the video. He seven three tummy with a nine foot seven inch standing reach. You know, I mean he's sitting there five inches below the rim when he stands with his arms. Extended you can see by the way, which is odd that he actually has a good. Stroking can shoot it. But, you know, seven three guy that shooting threes, the body type is not Rudy go bare at seven three. It skinny and you know, I guess he's got some fluidity to him for seven three guy. I wouldn't trust it personally, Ben again, didn't see him enough. Because the injury. All right. So that, that, that gives you a sense of all the players that are sort of projected in that top ten range here. Other players, I really like, and I would be fine. If the wizards took even well in one particular case at nine, I would be fine with it. I really like Brandon Clark from Gonzaga. I think he's going to be a really good NBA player. He has the best motor relentless competitiveness of anybody in the strap not names. I on Kazan is has all that. I love him. He's maybe the best athlete in the draft. I think he's going to be a really good NBA player in at the wizards took him at nine which would be a head of where most people project him, I would think that, that would show some vision, he's ready by the way to play. Now he is a performer. He's a producer. He's going to be active as a defender, great defender, ready to defend right now. Rebound blocked shots. You know everything about him. Defensively people love, I love the way he goes to the rim. He. He attacks it. He dunks on people. And I think he shot is good enough to get, you know, the stroke is good enough that it will improve, and he'll become a better outside shooter. I love Brandon Clark from Gonzaga later in the draft. I really like grant Williams of talked about him all year long when we talked college basketball from Tennessee to me. And I know that he's projected late. I in some have him into the second round. I think the wizards fees there in the second round should buy into the second round pick him. He is going to have a long NBA career. He's big Tommy six eight six nine two hundred forty pounds already any looks thick super high Q, basketball wise. He was one of the reasons Tennessee had had this shot to go deep in the tournament was ranked super high all year. He's not the super athlete. You know, he's not the big time jumper leaper, and that's why some people or questioning what he's going to be as an NBA player to me. He just knows how to play. And I think that there is absolutely spot for grant Williams to be a producer at the NBA level for a long period of time. I like tiger Rome from Virginia, the, you know, the point guard from Virginia. And by the way, I think he can play either guard position. He's also super high Q loves the game competes knows how to play. He's gotta get with the right team. He's got a lot of gravest. Vasquez in him tied. Jerome's game is so comparable to Vasquez coming out of college and plays like Vasquez with the fields in, you know, around the rim in the floaters in can shoot. It from range can shoot it from mid range can drive. It sees the floor great passer competitive. You know as much as he can be defensively, but he's going to be a liability defensively, because he's not able to move his feet. Quick enough defensively if he gets the right team Vasquez, had the right team in Toronto to be a long-term backup solid, you know, to guard or point guard back, but he got hurt and he's been injured. But I like tiger. Jerome a not at not at number nine, I'm not saying that, but I think he's going to be good player. I like Kevin porter jR from USC. I think he could be a star. I like Isaiah Robey from Nebraska, Aaron, remember him the guy that looks like an NBA player. You know, he's projected, you know, early second round but wouldn't shock me if somebody took him earlier, I like Amir Coffey from Minnesota for the same reason actually little bit different than Roby Roby's, more can play more in the perimeter coffee is smaller post type player. I like him a lot. Yeah. Can I went can I talk, I'm almost done. I'm actually literally a one paragraph away from being done of notes. Okay. Will you wait? Yeah. Good. You look disturbed now. Okay. I like Kevin porter jR from Southern Cal. I like Isaiah shimmery ponds from Saint John's and he's going to score at the NBA level here. The players. I don't like all right, Romeo Lankford. No Nasiri little. No. I'm not a big hotter. Myrrha fan from Gonzaga. I, I know a lot of people are I don't see a guy that brings it every single game. And I think he at times can be awkward. He is athlete though. I don't think Carson Edwards with deterrment run. He had I don't see him as being a great NBA player. He's gonna get picked Aaron I think in the second round, but I, I wouldn't pick Carson Edwards, even though he's a stone cold score. I don't think the releases quick enough. I don't think he's strong enough and Bruno Fernando, I would be concerned about Bruno Bruno Fernando, I wouldn't want the wizards to take him, you know, early second round he needs to be more consistently aggressive on both ends. He needs to see the floor better. In he's not gonna see the double teams in the pros like you didn't college. I can shoot it better than than Turgeon ever. Let him shoot it, and I think he's got an underrated stroke, but I- steer clear, Bruno Fernando, I hate saying that because I loved him but I, I don't see it really at the next level as as a big time player, I do like Nikial out Alexander Walker from Virginia Tech can play has to be a better ball handler. But. Recapping as far as the wizards go. No one two sear, little no-one Romeo. Lankford. No-one hotch Moore. The guys could could be there at nine that, that might be projected there. Yes. On the three Kentucky kids, and Brandon Clark. That that's what I would be thinking about all right now. Tommy, go ahead. Okay, everybody. That was the warn piece version of what's going to hell. I put a lot of preparation that, that's because you spend a lot of time on something doesn't mean it's very good. You know, that doesn't that's measure didn't think that was very good. I thought it was good board you, but I understand that I understand, I'm going to give I understand that wasn't for everybody. That was that it was for a select few. But I enjoyed it. So go ahead. I'm gonna give the cliff notes version of what's going to happen Thursday with the wizards. Okay. They're going to trade, the ninth pick and trade back in the draft and get more picks. Ironically with Ernie gone. Now they want number two picks in the draft, Ernie. Hated them traded to them all the time. They them sold them. They want a number two they need players. That's true. So don't be surprised if they trade back the number nine pick to get more picks to get a second round pick. And don't be surprised if the guy they pick. Is the guy you don't like from Kazakh hotter, Moore, I've heard they really like him and they think he'll be available later in the first round. I like Brandon Clark from Gonzaga lot more. And I don't dislike hot Chamara. I just don't see him as a star. You know, I don't see him worthy of the number nine here, they think he's a very high character guy. And right now, they're Lopate hung up on that. Yeah. But you're, you're was that your Cliff's notes for adds it. I was well done didn't take much preparation to the, the point about, you know, no more trading. I will they don't have a second round pick to sell now this year, Ben standing made the point yesterday that they're they'll probably buy into the second round somehow somebody looking to sell the same 'cause they need players only. If I play contract, this is why think they're going to trade back, they're going to trade, their ninth pick and wind up with more picks. All right. All right. That's it. You wanna take a free tire. We need to take a break, and he tell you about window nation here for a moment. I have, you know, asked you to consider window nation for years and it's summer now and they've got a really good deal going on. And if you are even thinking remotely about buying new windows for room or for your house. Please give window nation a shot. They'll come out. They'll give you a free in-home, quote with a salesman. That's been there forever. That's going to take good care of you because you mentioned the show this is what they do. They come out. 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You know, he has had quite the football coaching trip over the last thirty two years, it's been a coach for thirty two years, except for the two previous to this one, because he because he was out of football, but he worked for five college teams, eight NFL teams. And by the way, if you're looking for sign that it might work out. This is the first job that has not been for him defensive coordinator since he was the linebackers coach for the patriots in the early two thousands. That was the last time he was a position coach. And he was there for two of their first their first two Super Bowl win. Buy your tickets people. Get your tickets now tickets. But anyway, you know, he he's actually gonna be fun. You're going to want to him. Yeah. He's entertaining. Aggressive like in the way he talks anything's. But anyway, there were two quotes from the story that I want to read to you for different reasons. The first one was this because he was talking about games that he thought were awful games for him as a coordinator, and he said the worst game he ever coached as defensive coordinator, it came against Jay Gruden and the Redskins. Here's the quote, quote the worst game I've ever coached was against the Redskins. In two thousand fifteen Jay Gruden pounded us that game Kirk was red hot. And Jay did a great job, obviously scheming up to death closed quote, I read this, of course because I wanted to work snakes. No. But seriously, I bring it up because we've had this conversation, a couple of times over the last few months, where you've asked me to list things that make me optimistic. Just a couple of positive things team in the franchise and I've given you the same answer every single time in the answer is they've got really good young defensive talent. They do. I mean, whether they stumbled into it via the draft or not. They've got young defensive talent on this football team. And that makes me in courage about the defense. But the thing that I've left out in this just reminded me of this is that while I believe Jay gruden's average coach. All right. I do. He's not he's not good. He's not awful somewhere in the middle in this league. I've always been impressed with him and his ability to scheme up in offense a pass offense in particular, you know, I- many people around the league feel that, you know, Andy Bhanot remember from. No, he worship. Ships them wrote the story years ago where he basically said that Jay's passing schemes are respected around the league and he's thought to be a really creative pass offense schemer and designer. So I, I was thinking about this, and I was like you know what that is a positive on this team. Jake gruden's ability to scheme it up. Offense itself is a positive for the team. I don't I don't think he's a good head coach. I would have replaced him when the when last season ended but if he's here his strength is a pass offense. If you think about the twenty fifteen twenty sixteen and early in the twenty seventeen seasons in particular before the injuries really started to mount up twenty seventeen the Redskins weren't just pretty good offensively at times. They were very good offensively. They were top three to five and most offense of categories in twenty sixteen and is a pass off. You know. In twenty fifteen and twenty seventeen in a lot of those categories even with the injuries in twenty seventeen they were top five top ten in most, but I'm best categories when they've always been at their best is when Chris Thomson and Jordan Reed were available. Well, look, there's no doubt that when they've been healthy with Sean Jackson, with peer Garson with Jordan Reed with Chris Thompson with a quarterback that fits J likes to do. They ha the he's schemed up a pretty dynamic offense. They had their issues in the red zone in in twenty sixteen but let's be honest, they were not a good offensive team last year. They were bottom eight to ten teams authencity in most offensive statistical categories. Alex Smith was not a good fit for Gruden. He just wasn't antibody, by the way, who was on with me right before the draft or after the drafter, and I forget, you know, reminded me that he had written a story before the twenty eight season saying this is an awful fit. Alex Smith in Jagran. He was right. Yeah. It was not a good fit. I mean you can use the injuries as a legitimate excuse for the Redskins season going from five and two down the tubes. But they were never good offensively last year, gruden's got to have health, you know, weapons in Jordan Reed, gotta be healthy, one of these receivers has to emerge to your point, Chris Thompson's. Gotta be good, and he's got to have a quarterback, whether it's keenum Haskins that fits these affective passing schemes that he has. And if he can find that in their healthy. You know they have a guy that can scheme up some offense. Okay. Let me ask you this. I've heard this before about Gruden. I've tried to quantify it, and I haven't been able to one of the criticisms of Andy Reid, who's very similar to J crew in a lotta ways different offensive. I know you know, the way they go about all different but complain about Andy. Reid is once he gets off the, the, the opening script. It's not that good of a play car the north Turner criticism. And I've heard that about Jake crew who once you get past the fifteen place that they that they script the open open the game, not that good play cone, Tommy, when they were healthy with a quarterback that fit his system. I won't even name. They had more than just great offense for fifteen plays. The, the game that rob Ryan was referring to was when New Orleans came in here drew Brees and company and the Redskins beat them forty seven to fourteen and put up five hundred ten yards of offense. And by the way, they did that, you know, not forty seven to fourteen but they put up forty plus against a number of teams and thirty plus against a number of teams and four hundred twenty five four hundred fifty plus yards against a number of teams when he had the right fit at quarterback. And he had weapons that were healthy and an offensive line. It was healthy, I bring it up because I think sometimes I forget that if they're healthy offensively, and he's got the right quarterback fit. You know, you can't discount the possibility that they're better than we think, offensively and twenty nineteen that, that possibility exists, because Jay Gruden can design a pass offense. He can. Then it's his strength. He's not a great head coach. He's terrible clock management game management. A lot of other things. And he runs, you know, a very loose ship that, that I think is bit him in the backside few times over the last few years. But I'm just throwing something else out there that I thought of after reading that, quote that could be a positive. Yeah. Again, I think he's a very good offensive coordinator, except he's the head coach. Yes. And right now, I think this is the weakest weapons team that the Redskins have had offensively in years. That is true when it comes to passing the ball. But remember the prolific pass offense that they had in twenty sixteen and at times in twenty fifteen and twenty seventeen had no real consistent running game. And that's something that he may have this year ago, he could essentially the other. Rob Ryan, quote, went like this, and came at the very end he said, quote, I think our defense is going to do great. And I'm not scared to tell anybody because I. Because I believe it I know we've got the players to do great things, and I know we've got the coaches to I know it's going to be awesome closed, quote this. You know, goes hand in hand with his top five right thing from a few weeks ago. I do think they have good players. We're gonna find out about the coaches the tried to replace their defensive coordinator. Yeah, they did. And it just reminded me Tommy that if they had hired Todd Bowles were Greg Williams. My whole view of this team going into next year would be different really. If Greg Williams are Todd Bowles were the defensive coordinators, one of the two was was the DC of this team going into twenty nineteen. I would be so much more optimistic about the defense Amaury optimistic about the players, but I think they've got to be schemed up, well, and, you know, you also have to have a true pass rusher and maybe Montas. What is that? But I think Todd Bowles Greg Williams had decided to come. I wouldn't have predicted playoffs. I'm not saying that, but I would have thought that a top tier. Tear defensive mind with this young talented defensive core would have been really interesting to watch, which one of those two guys is going to be the Redskins head coach next year. Who bowls or Williams? I don't know that either one of them wants to work for, for Dan or Bruce to be the head coach, I would have hired Greg Williams or Todd Bowles to be the head coach this year. Right now. People are looking for a head coach this year. Right. Look, if twenty nineteen ends of being what I think it is going to be, which is another non playoff season. And maybe a double digit law season, which I think it will be that that's going to be my I it's. I find it very difficult for me to think that we'll get to shortly before the season. And my predictions going to be nine and seven as it was last year. I think my predictions going to be six and ten somewhere around there. But, you know with at that point, all hell breaking loose more likely than that. I take Greg Williams. I'd roll the dice. And somebody like him wouldn't surprise me of Snyder does. Thank you should've done it this year. There'd be some kind of symmetry symmetry in that for him. Yeah. Anyway, rob Ryan rob Ryan will be. He's going to be entertaining. He'll he'll be two star training camp. Did you see the store yesterday that Matt Stafford played last season with a broken back? How do you play in the NFL like Mike Tyson broke my bab- broke my back? I mean, I'm a Matt Stafford fan of always been matched effort fan and he did not have a great year. And then you you read yesterday that he played the season with a broken back. That's one of those teams I'm always wrong about always wrong about the lions I always think the lions have a chance to be a good team and they just never never seem to get it done. But that's a pretty impressive playing with a broken back for I think he played all sixteen games last year anyway. What else did you have for me? I got nothing else for you. I I've told you everything. I know that's it for me. Let's get the van pelt after I tell you real quickly about stamps dot com. If you're small business, you need stamps dot com. It's one of the most popular time saving tools for small businesses stamps dot com eliminates trips to the post office and saves you money with discount. You can't even get at the post office stamps dot com brings all of the amazing services of the US post office, right to your computer, whether you're small office, sending invoices and online, seller shipping out products, or even a warehouse, sending thousands of packages a day, stamps dot com. Handles it all with ease simply use your computer to print official US postage. 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Or Klay Thompson blew out his ACL late in the third quarter. What did you think overall the NBA playoffs in of Toronto's run? Well, I mean Toronto's better phone where we spoke last Thursday. You said we thought it would add that if it did. And when it when it did with Klay villain down, it almost seemed like it was better for Golden State like what would they have done? Who would they played with for game seven on the road? I just they were. They were done. And, and to run was just felt like the better team throughout shape living, obviously not just that. He went down for the game. But it impacts so much beyond that much like Durant's injury. That's the, the biggest memory of the finals is gonna be two stars hurt which impacts, what happens we would forward because I presume that is the only year is going to play for Toronto. And you're gonna have to remind yourself years from now like L co played for Toronto right there. They won the title. The other crazy. But it was crazy. And I actually doing something that I for for the show, which it or about the makeup of that team. It's amazing their rotation. Have Toronto's rotation of the eight guys they used three second rounders one undrafted player and one player. Right drafted in top twenty also zero replays. 'cause Kawai went fifty that's their team. Yeah. It's, it's, it's amazing obviously quite with under drafted. But still it was the first game. I think since nineteen sixty six to win a title without a top fourteen pick. I what is your thought on the interest level? In everything that isn't the games that we just finished watching the incredible interest level in, you know, what Golden State's gonna do what Kevin Durant gonna do, what quiet Leonard's gonna do the pelicans Lakers, trade. It just seems that that sport may be. More than any other that what happens off the court is, as interesting. If not more interesting to more people than the games themselves. It seems that way. But I don't quantify it. Lately using social media, as, as your barometer for that is such a steak because it's, it's such a poor reflection of the world at large ESP. It's, it's the media cocktail party. Right. We're all in Twitter and everyone's talking. And, and there is so much talk in beauty Twitter. All on his players likely posts that are salacious and all this. We don't have much that reflects the world's interest it. So I it seems that way to me it certainly there's never been content as it relates to, to that more than any other players are willing to participate. But again, I just don't know how much that reflects beyond the relatively small space of of social media in Twitter. Well, I would say it's more than social media. I mean, I'm I'm on ESPN dot com and CBS sports dot com. And I watch a lot of programming, you know, especially during the playoffs in and I it, you know, obviously, I can't quantify it I can only guess, based on, you know, my, my personal experience in that is that fifty percent of the conversation during the NBA playoffs was would would happen after the season. Not the NFL games. I agree. That's fair. I've just I guess what I'm saying like. I don't know how like a television a game on television. You could say, well, the rating was this will, like how much what's the tonnage of conversation about whereas Rankin ago? Like, how do we measure that? I agreed is on all the other websites. And it is it's never been confident. I totally agree with that. I just think it's and you're right. There's more than any leaks. I should just leave it at that. It pursues. That's true. I just always wonder how much this is just gonna talk to our selves I ever. No. You know what I think kind of drives this kind of explains what's going on. Is that what I mean? In other sports, in the NBA more than any other sport, the players are deciding where they wanna play. And this is a relatively new phenomenon started by LeBron for years. The owners decided where you know what players were going to point where. Now. That's not very interesting or exciting for fans. So that would leave them pretty much with the product on the court, the fact that the guys who's jerseys. They buy one the league now and make the decisions as to where they wanna play creates more at creates more interest among fans because these are the guys they love these guys. They follow they didn't care. They cared if their team may trades or signed free agents because of basketball product, but now with the players being the decision makers in this for all intents and purposes, that's generated, I think all the interest in the off the court stuff, because these are these guys who sturdy say, by tomato listing point, and I agree. Because everybody's pro player, I do wonder at some point is will there ever be any pushback from fans 'cause everyone's like oh, it's great player. Have the power or it is. But like the Anthony Davis thing to me really bothered me because he had it's not like he was a free agent this summer. He's a free agent next summer and he just decided well I can't be bothered to do this anymore. And he got his way, and I think there are people that are that think that's great. I happen to think it's not great. Like I gotta deal like looking. Let me be real clear case anyone's going to not be able to understand, and I'm not drawing a parallel to from meet anti-gay because I'm not I work in a contract business in if I was if might deal was up next summer and I told he is being. Hey, look, I'm not going to be able to stay Connecticut anymore Witter's to twenty twenty I'm on. So I really, you know, make move for being here because I'm I gotta do and I make my environment. So untenable that they have to move me lot of who's on my side and that. And again, I'm not. Anthony davis. But at some point you gotta contract, you gotta deal. You're paid twenty something million dollars. I can't feel bad for you that New Orleans just isn't better. There have been good players on bad teams for the entirety of sports and always will be. And I wonder what point the power of the player is that guys are three tech three years left on the deal. Like I don't like it. I wanna go and are the fans out there still gonna go. This is great. No. It's not. It's not great. You signed a deal you signed it. And at some point, you have to it, you know, I think stability and loyalty are not valued as much by the younger generation of fans who, who change jobs quickly and change jobs. More move around more than we ever did. I think that's just a guess I'd say I think they like I think they like power aspect being on the players side, and, and that's fine. But I just think there has to be some less accountability. To you agree to do it. If there's none, then what are we even doing? I think that I think the situation that you're describing is less unique than you think we've had contract holdouts in trade demands with players, you know, holding multiple years left on a contract that they signed many times in the past. I think this particular situation was off putting was to meet too, by the way, I felt the same way in part because it also felt simultaneously that, that it was being orchestrated by the LA Lakers. Lebron James and that added something to all of it, and it's like oh LeBron's, you know, went to LA in the team's not doing well, so they've got to get a guy like Anthony Davis Sola Brian can be back in the NBA finals. I think that, that part that context to it made it feel different and made it a little bit more unseemly it didn't to everybody. I know a lot of people that loved it, and they're like Anthony Davis. Why should he stay New Orleans? He should I feel the same way you do. But we. We've seen players hold out with signed contracts, and demand trade. We got going on right now in DC with Trent Williams. He's still got two years left on his deal. And, you know, reports are we don't know for sure is that he may want want to get out. I think the LeBron Laker thing has influences. Our reaction to it. That's that's true because it's not just him. It's the call clutch. And it's the idea that an agent in a player could could, you know, have this much power to, to, to hold a franchise hostage. And that's what happened with Orleans like the one dealt with sanity and the NBA's like look, you gotta play him some. So they're doing that nonsense where he was playing for, you know, he'd play twenty minutes, and they sit I don't know the whole thing. Like I mean, but you know what? In the end they got what they wanted he got traded to LA and you know Griffin. The new GM comes in. He gets a bunch of players, and they're gonna get the pick on town, which leads that idiotic thing where the guy who gets four six four to take pictures in LA hat. 'cause the deal can't consummated that we are you serious because the deal can't be give the deal can't be finalized, until the league calendar starts on June, thirtieth or July first, we're gonna see the dude walkout in the Lakers gap tonight, seriously. That's dumbest thing of. Yeah. Almost I'm almost positive. That's what happens doesn't belong into. Why do why do that? That's so dumb, because, you know, not everybody's paying full attention to what's going on. Somebody's going to walk away from tonight saying, de'andre hunters playing for the Lakers. Well, we, we can't help them. We can't fix to it. And there's a lot of that. So you and I just you gotta let you gotta let those figured out on nothing. You and I both love college basketball and board. Tommy for a period of time doing my NBA draft preview today, actually should've done it yesterday when he wasn't here because he was giving me looks throughout in groaning, like, you know, enough of this already. But you and I love college basketball, and we watch a lot of it. Who do you? Like gimme a couple players that you feel confident about in a couple that you, you know, you'd never take. I mean, I like the draft this one's really interesting to me, and I also just this thing done for the show tonight, like go back and look at recent talk tents, and look at how many guys are just aren't you guys. Right. Like, there's tan my talk about first rounders, you know, like the top ten in the draft. And it's littered with guys that are just not top ten players or have don't have impacts to speak of. So after, you know, after I on after and I mean like job, I think he's going to be really good. He's a lot of Westbrook and the plays like an absolute killer. I love that love. I I don't like bear it. I don't know. Like he was really good. He had big numbers. But can you go right? I mean I, I don't know. There's I don't know how many really great players are gonna be. I'll tell you guy like a lot. I have. Liked him all year and Mike Schmitz, who is so good covering prospects on ESPN edge Bedia tonight is a guy that he likes that I like to go later. Get tight your own Jin. I think he can do. Yeah. I think that guy knows that play, I think interesting how to play pick and roll. I think he's got competitive fire to that. I love like I think that guy complain the league Schmitz that he's going to start on than anybody has Eddie idea like this is going to be an NBA starter thought. Wow. Maybe feel like I was right about him. But, like I, I so much of this, Kevin is projecting. I don't like is jerked Culver really good. The guy from Texas Tech, maybe I don't know. I really don't know. I feel like that's how I feel about this draft is giant struck, collective shrug their garland, kid out of Annabel, people love him. He got hurt. He played six games at bandy. I have no idea what he is done. Yeah. I I'm with you on everything. By the way, just. Real quickly on untied Jerome. He just reminds me so much of gravis like his whole lifestyle, oily. I'm sorry. I said it all year total. Police with attitude isn't fast. Doesn't look what he's like nothing about it. Looks like like like you have to really worry so much about them, and they had an event. He's got, you know, twenty somewhere or he had Kia sister took a big shot. I totally agree with that cop. And it's because he's toll that you can get shot off over smaller by, right? So I think the I think the right team, you know if for him is, is crucial because I think we're because I think grave is actually was a good NBA backup point guard in Toronto before the injuries started. I you know he couldn't defend really but he was a good offensive player in the league. Yeah. I mean, it's their, their your I feel the same way about your Culver. I think Jerry Culver Indiana hundred the same same. I just don't. I don't really see it, and I'm not really sure. But, but I'm not sure about RJ Barrett. You said that too. I agree with that. I do like Mirant to me Mirant looks like a star. But again, what do we know? Like to your point, the NBA draft is such a crap shoot. And even if you've got a top ten guy, more likely than not he's not going to be a big impact player. More likely than not know tell me about Gary woodland in y this was such a popular US open win. He's just awesome. He's just such a good dude. And it's and it's just that simple. Like there's, there's a lot of guys on tour. A lot of just fun guys, these guys people that are you're happy across pass with Woodland's. Just he's so well liked by guys on were he's he, I think part of the all know that he's bad. Like he was he was a ball player. He's a scholarship basketball player who who you know, he told us Tarim self they played played Wabash like e two, they played K you tonight, exert Heinrich and it was. All right. Well, I'm not good enough to do this. I better for your some else out and he's worked really hard at it. And I think guys respect the fact that he came out was a bunker like he was on the top ten guys just an absolute Pat offer auditee and but that was kind of it. And so he knew he had to work to become proficient in other areas. And so he will this be who's a European teacher. Who's really well regarded with short game. Pete work to make him better there. And like this was coming. This was the trend for easy top twenty five player in the world when he got pebble and people thought he could do something like this. But the fact that he was able to do it at the kind of shots hit hold off kept going the personal stuff. His wife have lost a number of children enduring pregnancy which was just gutting. And actually, now that the story's out, he, we were at a function at the masters of what they, we always sit together and watch the finals at the White House, and we're talking about his kid is boy, and asking how that was, and he explained to me what had happened at that. They've lost another child. And I was just Chris for then he just smiled and goes you got pregnant with twins. And I was like, get outta here, yet twin girls covered this summer, and it was just so ecstatic for because I knew you know, as a human being what he bid through an all of his all the peer group knows as well. They've been through a lot and his wife is awesome. It's so it's like they're, they're just I it's a simple as that Kevin. Like he's just one of those guys everyone likes everyone respect. And then, you know, he didn't just when ager you went out, and or at temple Kolding off KEPCO hitting a couple of shots that, you know that ship on, on sept- pitch rather than seventeen from off degreed is the that, like, you gotta get up and down. And he did. And then he birdies finishes style. It's just it was, it was a perfect way to become a major champion because it's not like just. Oh, yeah. Where was it like was it a quail hollow? Was it? Oakland Pebble Beach. And does. That's the one you never forget. Did you think early on because we haven't talked about this, since it happened. But did you think the way kept has started on Sunday that he was gonna win? Yeah, for sure. Just because it's it's not. And this would have been just on woodland. It would have been on anybody. Like go back through years, it majors, look, it's, it's the drafting affect right that whatever that net the NASCAR you'd rather not be in second. And you read much rather just try to try to put the guy at the end of care. Friday's heart. It's just the weight of the of expectation and the pressure having done it and then kept becomes out. He's throwing haymakers, but that is the easy, per course. You know, you're gonna reach a point, re making berries is to become less, you know, less routine. And you know, I wonder if he made that birdie on eighteen what happened. Because now now you really have to think about it the shot lead in three shot hole. Like he could hit two irons hit the green, and he's not gonna lose. But kept getting make it. So I mean how about his year while we're at it second first second. Be good. God. That guy's a problem out there. It's amazing. I mean, what a run kept his head, but when he missed the birdie putt on eighteen and woodland was shipping on the green on seventeen and put it you know, within a foot, that's when it basically ended real quickly, just finishing up on the open. What did you make a tiger? Woods his final round. In what, what I what I thought I thought early on. It looked like tiger had thrown in the towel on the day, and then all of a sudden out of nowhere. He birdies six out of the final eleven or twelve holes. Whatever it was I, but that, that was encouraging. He didn't look right early on. And I thought that he in fact, I started to wonder are we going to see one of those, you know, he, he, he bows out because of, of a potential injury or some he looked that bad early? Well, I think that I think the real thing like I mean, look at you, you, you've described you dealt with that back issue about to the point the to have you back if used but, I mean, I think that, that page was cooler than than it would typically be on Long Island. It was cloudy overcast. It was never hot pebbles pebble marine layer, and it's in the fifties word sweaters valley bunion in Ireland next month figures to be more of the same. I think when you're playing cold weather majors, it's going to be or any cold weather event for him colts a relative term, it'd be I think it's gonna be tough for him. I mean his back is, is needs to be loosened winter, and, you know, gust was warm enough that he was able to kinda get get to that comfortable place. I guess, now whether that's all it was. I don't know. But I mean it it's, it's something that you got consider with him. I if you know, it's fifty five fifty eight, it's, you know. Damp and chilly. It's just not gonna stuck in a suit him physically. Tommy any Gulf questions for Scott. No, I mean as far as, as far as tiger I mean, I don't know why anyone would have their pants their panties all about this. Because once he won the master's, he really doesn't have to do anything else now he really does ever really ever to me, his comeback, where he came back from to win the masters. I mean you know, I mean if you're tiger wail, see what you want the old tiger back. That's not gonna happen. That's reasonable while you're saying reasonable. I mean it really is. I just I think, but I but we, you know you know how life goes. I want more. I want one he's not a golf fan and we've all the more. We want this to be a normal thing over the next ten years. What time is right at that masters? You should be able to feed it on that masters. I arrest of your life. Yeah. I mean, I think people in, in real time felt that way. I'm good. But then like I mean, then you go to Penn. All you have to do is rewind the tape ago member, what you didn't two thousand mate, like most of the places you go. There's some frame of reference include him, you know, people just want that. But you're right. That guy's gone. But and to degree to degree. I think privately tiger would tell you. Hey, man. Like whatever else I mean, he never thought that would happen. No, it was never thought it would happen did. So you're, you're right. But we're pretty. Yeah. All right. Thanks talks you later, appreciate it. I have great. All right. That was good. I know you got bored, there at the end, but I liked what you just threw in about the Gulf. I had something to say. And, you know, I didn't it didn't take me ten minutes to say either. Well, it took you ten minutes to go through the other thing. You went through with him. But, but that was fine. I you know what I enjoyed today's show? I thought that we had, you know, a menu of good night. That's -sarily. Excellent we, we had a menu of good today. That is head and tails up. I've everybody is that we've always felt congrat- to Mad Max. You know, he had a big night last night athlete. The napkin can win tonight and we gave you a very, very thorough and BA draft preview. Absolutely. We gave you a Cohen Oscar of the NBA draft. And you didn't even but you didn't have to go through the prep. Now. Nice. You guys didn't I had to go through the prep, which is the worst part of a colonoscopy, anyway. Don't forget to rate us in review us on I tunes and tell everybody to listen on the Kevin Sheehan show dot com. If they're not getting it on any platforms, which include I tunes and apple podcasts. Any of them? Spotify Google play. Tune in Stitcher anywhere, you can get a podcast, you can find the Kevin Sheehan show, and Tommy is a part of it on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I'll be back tomorrow. Hopefully, the wizards don't do something stupid. But then again, how do we know at this point? What it what whatever whatever they do a couple years to figure have faith in the new GM. Now. You do. I mean do you know what I like the move Tammy? And I've got full confidence in him. Have a great day everybody.

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Hour 1: Bruschi & Greenberg

First Take

00:00 sec | 1 year ago

Hour 1: Bruschi & Greenberg

"Pumped what's going on? The I take on a Wednesday. The crew is in the building Stephen a Smith, Jalen, rose, Mexico, hourly fella, Phelan ready. Basketball last. Yes, sir. We saw the two potential MVP's go Mano Imanol last night in Milwaukee Janas in the bucks defending home court with a fourteen point win over the rockets creek at nineteen fourteen at four harden had twenty three ten in seven three. James went on a historic run. You know what I mean? You know what I mean? Obviously, I'm biased about the MVP whoever whatnot. But those of you that decided on head to head games with a few games left in the season. With that. I get to see James play a lot more. I watch a lot of games that you gotta understand me saying that doesn't mean Janas hasn't had an amazing season. You know? So he he's been great Chris team. And all that. I see what Jane does every night too. Up. Chris the books are I in the east with a four-game lead? So yesterday max I asked you is the MVP race over you said, no, Molly. It's too close to call after last night come on. You're ready to crown somebody every p races. Listen, I admitted when hardened dropped the sixty one and he's had such an amazing season that he was making it closer and closer on when he dropped sixty one. It's okay. He's in the lead on Stephen A is the one said it's over harden is the MVP period on the one saying, no heart and has a slight lead. But you cannot ignore what the Greek freak has done surrounded by good players and role players shooters. And a great coach knows how to use them. They've had the best record wire to wire in the NBA and the east is not a joke. Like it used to be that's real competition. When you look at the numbers to P E R all the advanced metrics, it's neck and neck, if anything the Greek freak had a slight advantage was basically tied. But then defensively you'd rather have the Greek freak there. Lots of things to recommend him. But hardened did such a. Great job playing team basketball all year. That's right team basketball. If you need to take a million shots because you have no help on offense. And that's what you need to do to help your team win, which he did he kept from the float doing it. That's team basketball leading the league in deflections or up there all year when your teammates come back to share the ball more to win team basketball hardens been doing it. So I'm saying it's neck and neck yesterday, the Greek freak made it almost even again, if I had to give vote at this moment, I suppose I would still give hardened by this much, but it is far from determined. Let's see how this thing plays out down the stretch. Well, if you wanna make the argument that it's not determine, okay, I'll concede that to some degree. But let me let me explain because I've tried to explain to him on many many occasions I've given up I've tried to explain to a whole bunch of people because he's not alone as a lot of people that they just like max do and that's fine is pertains to this MVP race. Let me look at you. Jalen, and let me say what I'm saying? Because obviously being on MBA countdown. You covered this stuff. You watch the games more. Intimately than I get an opportunity to from time to time last night. I walked away feeling even stronger about James harden, then I did before the game. And before the game. I thought he was the VP. Now, some would say how does that make sense to brother goes out against Milwaukee? He shoots nine at twenty six from the field. He doesn't have a still a night only finished with twenty three boys. Does a guy that's been averaging over forty for the last forty forty five days or so why would I come to that conclusion? And why would I sit up there and say the Greek freak is not to envy peop- because I'm looking at the team that Milwaukee Avs. I'm looking at a Greek freak exceptionally. Well coached by booed and holster I'm looking at the link of their defense. I'm looking how they pick up cat three quarters away in ninety three every possession. I'm thinking about Eric Bledsoe being the best player on court last night. And what he brings to the table. I'm looking at what they bring to the table collectively from a defensive perspective the way that they. Have been coached the spreading of the Florida Connor things that they're able to do and they're not juxtaposed that to my dad. Tony houston. Okay. Well, we're going to do is we go shoot threes. That's what we do. We even think about marriage it. You know, it's something and Iman Shumpert as my brother, we go back a long ways. But ain't no shooter. Okay. But even he stepped out on a court last night cake with threes why because of you shoot threes, but Mike dantonio you sit on a bench. It's what they do. If you're making threes is an entirely different game. If you're missing threes. It's over that's the situation with Houston Milwaukee. There are multiple of ways that they can beat you brook Lopez pulling up from thirty. Okay. You got the Greek freak inside. You've got lengthen lettuces them damn there. Every single position outside of your point guard spot when Bledsoe was on the floor defensively collectively their elite, and when they can't score they shut you down with Houston is affected as they are. Are there still relatively one dimensional? And we saw what life was like if James harden has not on particularly when he was getting open shots for other guys and they couldn't bury shots. So I'm looking at this Houston squad. And I'm saying they don't want to beat walking into finals walkie might be a tough match up for them. Then Golden State might be for crying out loud. It turned to what they bring to the table defensively. And the fact that James harden has these Houston Rockets in this position with him plan. The way the way he's been a one man on me. That's not a one man wrecking crew in Milwaukee particularly defensively, but it is a one may recruit in instant Raza relates to styles of these two great players as it relates to MVP. It's a true contrast because J like David and Goliath almost because James harden is going to do it from the perimeter. He's going to do it off the dribble in a particular. He's gonna make a lot of threes where the Greek freak is the Goliath because most of his offer dunks. So now when you're watching. Both of them play. Your mind is going to go to which style you prefer. If I was picking a team. I would start it with the Greek freak over James hot, right? No doubt about it. Who's a better overall player Greek freak his bit overall? But when you look at the MVP race is usually based on the player and the perception of who's doing the most with the lease. That's why every time James harden names comes up, we're going to talk about how many games CPA three miss how many gays cappella missed, and we're going to ignore the fact that Greeks team has late from wire to wire. So for James harden. I've said this going into this season. He's the most unique offense a weapon that the game has seen. He's the only player at some point of his career. The only player, and I want people to challenge me on this to lead the league in total points, total assists free throws me in three pointers meat. He's the only person that's ever going to do that. And when I have the. Oh control in my hand. And I'll watch league past. That's how I like to pick my MVP who starting our shows every day. That's how I like to pick in VP that's been James this season. Jane Tarr, I think Greek freak some more now at the past. No, he's not I think he sees the more just as well. And I think if you said who is a more talented passer, I'd actually say the Greek freak, and I think his willingness to do that. And his vision at his size is the reason how about even without merit h even with Middleton scuffling, right? Even without brogden. Who's maybe their second or third most important player. They still win games. Like this. Why Lopez opened from three, you know, why at least? So like you're watching you're going boy if he's hitting shots. What are you gonna do? It's because the Greek freak is on the floor. That those guys are open mex- James harden has six triple doubles James harden has six triple doubles, the Greek freak has five James harden has twenty two games with ten plus says he's a better passer right now that he's the delivery the Greek freak is a point forward issue. Adler the part that you miss it. Max is also how effective in potent defense is and how it creates opportunities for Milwaukee because we're you shut and cats down. But plus you controls defensive player excuse me walk. That's not the point max, that's not the point. It's not it's not the point because I'm saying collectively as a team the auditor defense, and how effective they off creates a lot of opportunities for them on the offensive side of the ball. When you look at Houston. Think about what you're going up against excuse me, then not a stout defensive team with Dilip there, obviously better than they are without him. But they're not a stab your holding point fails. Because of this the reason the rockets can challenge the warriors, even if they're not as talented, and you've been talking about this on countdown think about the styles of play if the warriors played like the rockets, they would never lose the rockets have seen Daryl Morey end dantonio seen. This is the way we're gonna play. Every shots coming from out from the perimeter or in the paint. That's the way we're gonna play offense. That's those biggest reward and highest percentage shots. So since they do that. If you're talking about boot and holders coaching, and how that helps Milwaukee then Tony's coaching, and Darryl lorries philosophy is helping harden and the rockets excuse me, but I'm making the argument that clearly there is a difference with the Greek freak booted holes, then it was the Greek freak without yet. James Hardiman after twenty nine for the latte before years. He was doing before. Tony a matter of fact, what we see from James harden is the reason then Tony took the day of job living, very clean. But why he doesn't say that? He don't get to say that why because we had an argument on this show when then Tony was gonna make the point guard. You said that idea no twin, Dan Tony made him the point guard pardon elevated from all star to MVP doing an MVP before Tony got this. He wasn't in the because Houston wasn't making the noise that they're making. And the noise that they were making last year. That's the reality. Senator was excuse me. I'm not saying they didn't get better. It wasn't drastically better. My point is Houston was a more formidable team in a championship contender as opposed to a team that was just get to the playoffs that was lucky to get out of the first round. That is the different James harden has been leading the Houston Rockets the last half full year they've been one of the top three teams in the conference. That's why Chris Paul and my dad Tony with to Houston, and he's never average less than twenty five cents. He's arrived in. Yes. Yeah. Can I answer the question before we move on as far as James harden 'cause we debated this yesterday? Do you think he's actually going to show up in the playoffs this year? They said he did he does Maxine. No, I think he's going to show up as long as he has his full complement of players around him as long as Chris Paul is there to take some usage offer him give him some points. Give them some assist. Play with the second unit. That keeps James harden fresh to give us what I consider those while moments. Those. Heisman moments? How many times have you guys ledge y'all show with James Harden's performances from the night? But if tops thirty point streak thirty games say he's score over forty five eleven times, the Greek freak one time, he scored sixty points. He's amazing games. That has catapulted the Houston Rockets a contention, and is because of either leave him he has show ten Tony also will inflate numbers his system his style. It happened with Steve Nash, Steve Nash's, a hall of fame great point guard that he deserved to be the back toback MVP of the NBA. You just made my point. It'd be is about perception same with coach at a year. That's why coach pop Phil Jackson Shaquille O'Neal Kobe Bryant all of those guys. Don't win those regular things. I'm not saying I'm not predicting who they will give the MVP to. I'm saying this is my MVP who's our MVP hard before we go, Dan. Tony. Tony arrives the coach of the Houston Rockets. This is last year. Right. Was last year. I, you know. Stars is third year. Right. James harden, last six years seven years twenty five point nine twenty five point four twenty seven point four twenty nine twenty nine thirty and thirty six I'm making the argument. He was doing a lot of this stuff and not as all harden absorb before dantonio wrong. But not as not by the way, I can tell you Greek freaks numbers from last year to they were great, and they got even better not because of the coach because he's still ascending. Because not great is no team got better. Because Putin Holzer not Greek freaks numbers. Okay. Now, I tell them it's thirty. I right. So the Celtics have lost four of their last five games. Just watch Kyrie irvings press conference, and you'll feel depressed Boston currently fifth in the east. They did beat the Cavs last night in times returned to Cleveland. They'll Kyrie did not play. They have the Pacers Friday who the Celtics are chasing for the fourth seed in court in the first round of the playoffs. Stephen I am dying to take my father to. To Boston in June. He's a diehard Celtics fan is this the Celtics last stand a believer. This. I believe it is. And I haven't jumped off the bandwagon. I've had Boston coming out of the east. I think Boston is the one team who could beat Milwaukee linked athleticism there ability to hip remedy shots. But it got to be clicking on all cylinders. I think Boston's the one team that can beat Toronto because of the same reasons because we know the Toronto's got some linked to some athleticism of Siaka. And and all we get all of that. Okay. And of course, Philadelphia I got questions about their bench. Their starting five is big time. But I got questions about their bench. Boston is that team that you don't look at their personnel and say, they can't get it done against anybody. You're wondering where they're headed where I've with my trepidation is elevated Jalen is that I was in the locker room after they had lost Philly. I've been around them a little bit. And they don't seem together. They just don't seem together. Kyri, you know, he's very very pragmatic and there's a Roach. He broke it down playing this. Max last week. He broke it down. And he was like look last year me I was out. Gordon Hayward was out. They got an opportunity to play with house money because you're on the court, you just perform your plan loosey goosey 'cause all good. But now that we're here with those expectations. You're thinking more, and because you're thinking that could complicate things from time to time, particularly when you're younger, that's an element of it that I think is real the other element is operationally. You know, he hasn't said this. But I personally believe he's got one foot out the door. I think that his day. This is his last season in Boston. I think the combination of all of those things have gotten a new way. And we know how I feel about Brad Stevens Danny age inserted Gordon Hayward into the starting lineup to start the season. I think that compromise a lot of cats. I think that that particular lot of cats off they light boarding. They don't appreciate that. At all for obvious reasons. I think the combination of all of those things with where you are now. And how you have been losing this is this, Dan if they end this regular season continuing. Blues and slide to way that they have been they will not playoff time Boston his sneaky dangerous right now. Let me tell you what I think is going on first of all last year. Young guys got more touches and more rhythm than they would normally get as a result of kyri, Gordon Hayward's injury. And they did really well, then they had to reintegrate to enormous pieces who never really played on the team under pressure before because we got hurt than of the playoff run. And Gordon Hayward got hurt before the season. So now, they have to integrate these two enormous pieces coach thinks he needs Hayward's passing in the starting unit. It doesn't work out because he's a shell of himself. So they went through an adjustment period. Right with Kyrie monopolizing the ball kyri figuring out how to leave never had to lead a team into the playoffs really before. Because LeBron had always been there made some mistakes. Probably is Justin quit. Let me not build these these guys back in the fold. Let me make up with Jason Tatum. Say nice things in the past. He's figuring it out. He's finding his way. Now, what happened Hayward? He's not one hundred percent. But he's coming around kyri is figuring out how to lead these guys the. A young guys are figuring out how to adjust with fewer touches and still play team ball. So what's happening is really right now. Which is why they're up and down. They're going through a second adjustment period. The first one was early. It didn't go. Well, it's happening again. Here's the scary thing for me because I root against all Boston teams. I hate the Celtics the scary thing for me they have Jocelyn Nuff runway before the playoffs to get it together. And you know, Cairo this type of cat against Indiana. In the first round. He misses a shot. That's it. They're going to lose a game winds up in a teammates hand losing the stretch. Losing strip. I don't see it. Winds up hitting the teammates hands who hits the shot. Everyone's like all kyri got lucky then then he scores the last eight points in overtime, and they win Kyrie's that type of cat of the year. You're feeling good hate. No. I feel terrible about this. But it's how I think of that. You know, I think it lost. I think Boston is live play. All you know, you don't think they lose. Joe I'm asking what if they struggle in this stretch run to the regulation. Don't have the first round of the playoffs. I don't. Go ahead. So this is the last Dan for this Boston Celtics team. And that's okay. I think it was Roy Jones had the song. You y'all must've forgot absolutely this team to the conference finals without kyri and without Gordon Hayward. And the thing we're saying about the Golden State Warriors in its own, right? Applies to the Boston Celtics. This team is just going to focus it self for the playoff run. And it's their last Dan because they have multiple free ages. They Correze leave it. We got to see what happened with rosier based on that that's going to eliminate a couple of guys they have so many assets that they can acquire different people. Are they going to go out to Anthony Davis? That would be a major move that will take a lot of people off their team. So this group of guys this is their last run. But I'm picking on paper right now, the Philadelphia seventy Sixers and the Boston Celtics to make it to the conference finals because you hope you're right. Because of what you said the starting five Billy is really style. The Boston Celtics have something to prove. They understand the sense of urgency happens not in the regular season. But in both playoff what? And I think they're gonna show. I'm not debating amass. Kyri free agency one foot out the door, Terry Rozsa new contract. Gordon? Hayward health issues is getting better coming along. We understand that Danny age looking at Anthony Davis to me this situation in Boston is not typical from the standpoint that we got a bunch of bodies. It's a part of this team under contract playoffs count. We ready to go. We got a whole bunch of individuals, and it's no disrespect to any of them that because they have a right to have their own agendas 'cause they pick it about their future. But the agendas are not necessarily allied. You don't anticipate that that could cost them not oh that's regular season flow in the play offs. How Rosie you're going to get his money is to ball when the lights are on. How car is going to be able to go somewhere else and lead a team is him. Balling. What Steve is got you on the bench because he wanna play Gordon. Hayward about ten extra minutes. I'm not hypothetically, speaking out. Well, I'm just saying something along those around you don't anticipate that Gavin negative not at all. Because rose here's a combo gar. He's proven what he can do. And therefore when he gets his opportunities in the game. That's what he's going to be judged off. And I'm not saying him specifically. I'm just speaking directly any of them, whatever their gender is anything that happens that could get in the way that they could make me look foolish. Okay. I truly believe that the Boston Celtics going to lock in compla- all time and to your point about leadership that gets overblown by the fans in the media the best player on a team that don't make you the leader. So many times people think the guy that leads a team score rebounds or assist is the leader Qari ain't they leader max, but he does not have to be. And that's okay for this. Here's the thing about this this team whatever problems in the regular season when rotation short and in the playoffs you talking about kyri, Irvine, Jalen Brown, Gordon Hayward. Jason tatum. Al Horford it matches up with any starting five in the league, and Rosiere and smart and Morris off the bench matches up with any bench in the league. Anyone the warriors anyone if they're firing on all cylinders? They could mess around and win the whole thing. Not just get out of the east. It's not impossible as this the Celtics. All right. Allen has Celtic Sixers in the Eastern Conference finals. Interesting. Good to have you with. But what's going on everybody? I'm only care and you're listening to the first take podcast hirings challenging right? But there's one place. You can go were hiring is simple, fast and smart a place where a growing businesses connect to qualified candidates. That place is ZipRecruiter dot com slash I take so ZipRecruiter send your job to over one hundred of the web's leading job boards, but they don't stop there. What their powerful matching technology. 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But in the last forty eight hours, they flip the thinking of the NFL they got the rule past thirty one to one, and it will have massive ramifications on how we watched the game this year. For more. Let's get you back to I take. Who is the one? That's what I wanna know late meetings in Arizona wrapped up yesterday. NFL owners you just heard from in Tonia voting to make pass interference penalties and non calls reviewable by officials on a one year trial Basit which wasn't available for the controversial play in the saints Rams playoff game last season. I feel like I'm being very rude right now because I see Tedy Bruschi right there. Brittan? I'm here. What's up? What's up? Max. I'll start with you one. Do like this rule change. Absolutely. Yes. I want to be very clear about this. There's an old expression. The perfect is the enemy of the good. So if you want to criticize the rule you will find proper criticism, but let me tell you how I think the rule should be applied. Even if it's not perfect. I'm sitting on my couch every Sunday, I know the right call nine times out of ten having seen replay within fifteen seconds. I see one angle. I see another Rangel got it. Let's go. That's how they should do it with no extra time. Now, they won't get it. Perfect. They'll screw it up. Sometimes the question is will the call be more right than it is. Now, do obviously you have the hindsight of multiple angles and a few extra seconds. But that's it you give them a few extra sit like it should not extend the game. It should not add time to the game. It doesn't. Need to if I can get it right on my couch in fifteen seconds than certainly official whose job it is to review the footage can get it. Right. It will be imperfect. But it'll be better than what we have now doing. Well, I definitely think that they should do it. I like the fact that in the final two minutes of each have the calls are subject to booth review. I wanna know what dictates booth review like, for example. I mean, how does the booth decide to do it because you see Sean Payton running down the sidelines? You know, going off and acting crazy because oh my God you missed that call as flagrant as it was. And he had every right to be furious over it. I think Sean Payton there's been a bit excessive in all of this. Because even though chances are it cost them a berth to the Super Bowl. This man has had drew Brees says he's arrived in New Orleans. You won the Super Bowl in two thousand nine ain't been back since with drew Brees is your quarterback. So there's a lot of years that you didn't have the luck. Here's the beneficiary of miss gold. Previous now out that. So let's get let's keep all of that in. It's proper perspective. I'm totally for reviewing the calls. And I said before they made this decision mop position was clearly simple. I don't think anything should be in terms of past offensive pass interference or defensive pass interference. I don't personally speaking. I know they can challenge it the first twenty minutes of each half. My mentality is is that it should nothing should be subject to review until the last two minutes of the half and of the game, that's my personal opinion. But if they wanna go this, particularly since it's only for the twenty nine thousand nine hundred season to sort of experiment to see how this is going to work out. How much it will delay the game? If at all, I have no problem with it whatsoever. But it better not delayed a game significantly because we're already annoyed by seeing too much time being spent on replay review instant replay review and all of that stuff. So it better not having negative effect in that regard. But not support this experimentation for the two. Two thousand nine thousand nine season. Yeah, I agree with you both. I mean, this is this rule is groundbreaking. But I think going back to the situation of what happened in that NFC championship game. I think that had to be the biggest goal of the of the entire league was making sure that didn't happen again that that the officials had had the rule in place to avoid this mistake again. So inside two minutes, you have that this review. Build ruble, you fix it. Now, the coaches even have that expanded replay of using it during the first twenty eight minutes of each hat. I think this is just I like the trial basis. But I think this is just the beginning to where the coaches will have the opportunity to use replay amongst even more subjects and even more calls or non calls throughout the course of the half. I do not think game pace or pace of play is going to be affected because as long as those coaches still just have those two flags to throw. And then the bonus third flag if they get those. To correct more strategy is now coming in for these coaches in terms of what they need to what they need to challenge. What calls they need to challenge? Because PI you gotta think about it. This is this is a ten yard penalty. This is a sixty yard penalty. This is a hail Mary into the end zone. And then you get it on the one yard line. I can can it can affect the game so greatly. This is something that had to be done in that situation in New Orleans possibly hopefully will never happen. Again, yet, look the NFL is the NFL the number one league largely because they've been more willing to change things on the fly and experiment than baseball or basketball than the NBA. MLB in read sow pals book, how football explains America, right? Like, he talks about it. The reason football exists the rules committee really started by inventing football. They took soccer matches in colleges in the Ivy leagues. Why isn't anyone coming to see this stuff? Why don't we try to make it better? That's how American football. I'm to be they got together and started just changing the rules. The NFL has always been this way as much criticism as they get they are quicker to change things even traditions that people like than other leagues, and that's partly the reason for their success. They adapt to the times Ivan Ivan think that it's possible that coaches will start to find a way to I mean, even now I don't wanna say take advantage but getting things right in terms of more deep passes down the field within the first twenty eight minutes of the game. Because if it's not called now I can throw the flag. So I mean, even hail Mary situations. Are they used more regularly because you know, how it is in a hail Mary situation because it's almost like a wrestling match down there, and it's not called. Then can I challenge that? So their strategy that comes into this. If you have all of your time outs. If you have both you're both of your challenges still if it's outside of two minutes. How can I how does it affect my play calling because of this? New rule coaches will think of this and how it can be used. All right. Let's leave it there guys. I wanna move onto another controversial comment that was made. So new cardinals coach cliff Kingsbury made news yesterday when he said he'll implement cell phone breaks during team meetings. He did something similar at Texas. Tech will adapt it for NFL players grown men. Keep in mind who let the players break for their phones every twenty or thirty minutes right around the time. He usually will start seeing players lose interest. Stephen. Thoughts on Kingsbury in his cell phone breaks. I don't know two man. So I want to God what I say. But I gotta just be honest, we discussed earlier ready. He really really does. It really does. I don't know him from a can of paint. I've never met him. I don't particularly like them. And I'm gonna tell you why this is this is professional football. This is not a daycare center. A right. These young men. Okay. They're professionals. They're getting paid to do. You mean cell phone breaks? By the way, you short not for you not to win the need to cell phone break. It's the most asinine thing. I've heard in quite a long time when it comes to this, you know, professional because first of all you didn't deserve the damn job. Okay. And maybe it's a bit extreme because again, I don't know him. So I should say I don't it's not that. I don't like him. I don't like what I'm seeing from him. I've never I don't like what I'm seeing from him. He never deserved a job. He code six years at Texas Tech four years. He had losing seasons. He was thirty five and forty got five. It took the job got a job at the coordinate at USC, and before you had a chance to pass gas or better yet, go down the peak boulevard there LA brea to go to Roscoe for chicken and waffles somehow, someway, he becomes an NFL echoed. This is before he did the coordinator job at USC. Did it deserve it? Now, you got the head coaching jobs, and before you do anything you will for you even draft somebody you sit up there and implement new rules at one of them would be are we going to get cell phone? He had to say bathroom breaks. They said south public bathroom breaks type, quite understandable. When you gotta go to the bathroom. You gotta go to the bathroom playing a simple. What the hell do you need a cell phone break four, it's unprofessional. It's childish it has no as far as I'm concerned. That's just not reality and him trying to make this change or whatever the case may be good luck with it. I don't think it's going to work. I think I I don't like it at all. Because to me it speak. To a lack of discipline and responsibility. You got a job shock to work every day. And if it requires you not being on your damn cell phone because you practiced it going to football field. I don't think a multitude of breaks should be implemented. So you could go in check yourself. That's just got the job. I understand. Why people are dubious about him getting the job in the first place. I get it. Although like if you're a coach in the big twelve nowadays with all this big twelve concepts on offense. Copycat league gets a trendy league. And so that's the way it trends. He gets a job. Maybe he doesn't deserve and dubious about the cell phone break shores, he'd be clowning himself already to a lot of people. Sure does it feel indulgent and immature and not the teddy the patriot way. Right. Sure. However, I will give him the benefit of the doubt. They haven't tried it yet. Let's see. I know it doesn't feel good just like once upon a time football coaches didn't like to give water breaks either. Right. That made just soft. I know it feels newfangled and new age and soft by an unproven young coach. And he's not getting this. I get the way it feels to people. But can we see what happens when they do it? If it actually has any effect at all before we just throw the whole like completely clown. The guy you guys are just too old school. I mean, I think I know you are Stephen I'm telling you, okay did cliff. Probably were this wrong. Yes. Cellphone breaks. Yes. But it's the board break in general because of the way the athlete is now, and it's been a little while since on since I've played and did I get cell phone breaks or any type of twenty minute breaks like that? No, I didn't. But I've even talked to coaches in the New England Patriots organization where they have given breaks at twenty minute intervals intervals because of its not. They need a cell from way. It's because the station. It's because the attention span to attention span is interrupted because I'm asking a question. I'm not letting that I'm not letting that slot Tedy Bruschi the great three Topkapi to them not letting that slot. The quote is the itching to get to those things they need to get that social media fix. So did he break this? Clearly it clearly not only a cellphone break. Go on social media. Endeavoured? I'm a break from practice. Go on. Basically. Even it's on social media right now tensions span of youth in America now is shorter is short in the educational system. And also in coaching football. It happens players need brakes, and you need to teach them in inversed. Sometimes it's just the way things are changing it just isn't that way anymore as it was in the past day just posted something on Instagram while you said that. Actually max you joke about the tweet me. Working weights phone hold on a second. Really? Tony tiny tiny. Champion like yourself is totally cold you go like this. You know, we're gonna take a break going toward going to take a break because I know you got to check it's the grand potent free. Don't wait till after practice go and take this break. So you get on Twitter kidding me, man. And I'll just say this the sign of champions in the sign of championship coaching, especially is knowing how to adapt of the player that you have in play and play whereas you have in the room has shorter attention span, and you see it, and how things have changed from the past to the way it is. Now, you have to make adjustments. Just like you need to make adjustments on the field offense defensively. Also, also in the way, you I'm talking to a champion. I'm talking. I'm looking in the camera right now up talking to a champion who sit near Covington it offensive subdued. Okay. Got lose it Reckitt. Did it deserve a damn head coaching job to begin with? But got it. And before he's had a chance to do anything even draft. Somebody students at thirty new rule of break to go on social media champion is defending this. You just don't understand the verbiage of the new culture, if you're not modern man, if you can't if you can't get with the times, you can't get with the times. If you look who's here. Quiet that sport coat. That's the way. Williams. Not tell me how much she likes things berries new rule. Coach. How does use me? I've got to go. How do you feel about social more to the whole idea of when you're in immediate team meeting to have a social media break to get your attention diverted at the task at hand is sophomore? Are we gonna serve a milk and cookies after that? And then you know, when you have that break when they come back is it a five minute break. What if someone comes back in six minutes, you know, you have your team together? You want them focus that the task at hand. I think it's I think it's a coach thinks he's being cutting edge. He's trying to think outside the box. What about the veterans in that accrue that are used to you know, what we're coming to work or focused on what we need to do when you go and look at social media, what what what happens to you you become distract? I'm gonna give blacks max, I'm gonna give you the last word on this. I just want to say one more thing on this particular subject. You are not in control when you are subordinate somebody above you is we are living in an age where we're trying to capitulate to the wishes of those who are trying to offend themselves to another level where they can accomplish things in their life in order to accomplish those things it's about what the standards are. And you meeting the standard not convincing me too low. It a stand it to make you comfortable that is the problem that I had. I understand your specific rejection of the idea of social media as being self involved in distraction and isolating and all those things I would say a good slogan is not think inside the box like I don't mind thinking outside the box. I think it's worth a try if they want to try it, even if it doesn't feel right once upon a time coaches did not believe in water breaks, you were considered soft. If he took a water break as a difference chain. And here's nothing. Hey, they're breaking into that habit. Hydrated. But once people didn't know that here's the you have the first time head coach who had minimal success as head coach at Texas. Tech know, Texas Tech Sahar job in football. All right now, you've got a locker room that you've got a command. And I in a lot of ways you're giving into a small element of your locker room instead of setting the standard, you think Bill bell checks gonna stand up. All right, fellas. It's time for a nap time. Now, it's time for cookies and how what if it does coach coach max, let's move on king burry a worth it. Yeah. Worth metheny? Sweet Sixteen right is Duke still your favorite after that performance on the field right now? I I was going to go with Duke and partially which what change. What has changed over? The course of time people are not guarding trae Jones's shrink into court often you so what they did. I'm taco fall defending trae Jones is an issue until trae Jones in that situation comes a screener or a driver and brings the game to people. There's an issue. They over fifty percent of their points comes from two players. So if you get one of those two dudes in trouble, you know, as you get better in the tournament. He played better teams. All right. They are going to be have better game plans. Scott him reports are two things that personnel driven. All right or their principle driven right now in this moment of time, especially in the tournament. They are personnel driven you'd side what you're going to give and what you're going to take away. So right now, what are people doing giving trae Jones a lot of space, basically Zony his man up who's going to help on any drives. It didn't work completely for UCF. But when you play a Michigan state, you know when you play better teams that also have more weapons and can take care of the basketball. Now, you're gonna have a problem. So I think there are enough teams in the field that can. Create a problem for Duke there a chance to feel let let me stay with you here. Coach for this. Trey Jones is this huge problem because of his inability to make shoddy great defender, but one of eight from shooting from three point range you saw was in his headings kid. Take shots. I'm not giving RJ Barrett. A pass or can't reddish past either. RJ they might get his numbers. He's a lefty he's coming to his left hand. We know that I think when you go against the better teams there figured it out and can't reddish. I've complain this too met. Nobody's driving me. Crazy more than cameras. And here's why I know he father eight shot hit a big shot. You hit a big time. They hit here. Put the link the lettuce schism and the shot that this kid has he could be special and he has been a model of inconsistency. I'm not questioning his talent. I got questions about as motor question. Sure. Here's I put this. Potential cancer because he's a thirty three percent three point shooter. The one other thing that we haven't taken in consideration who has to get balti- end of the game for Duke, two guys. Right. RJ Barrett said all right in the last two minutes of a game. Those guys are fifteen for twenty nine from the free throw line fifteen from two nine. Now, we saw a really good Memphis team on the verge on the cusp of winning national championship. The year that Kansas and coding before. Shit because the free throw soap yet and answered maternity. You're gonna play closer gives Duke is phenomenal. They are terrific defensively. They create outfits out of their defense, which obviously is how they've been able to be successful. They scored a paper design is dominating they protect the paint because I can protect and protect the pain. But when you move up when you get into the elite eight the Sweet Sixteen teams aren't turnover. He's going to be up to rebound. They've got bigger bodies. They've won a ton of games and pray Joe's he might not be able to dominate you at the point of attack. So that reddish at RJ Barrett. Enzyme Williamson can then get passing lanes knocked balls away. Get out in transition. What matchup are you most looking forward to just two terms as a spectator UNC Auburn? I mean, those two teams Eighty-one points in transition this past weekend that game will go up and down the interesting because all but runs to shoot the three Carolina runs to shoot a lamp they rim run as well. As any team in the country all bird tries to create chaos turnover rate of turnover pitch at ahead. Bryce Brown's knocking out of three isn't that turning over Carolina? Where offer is going to have a problem. I think we entertain gate you told me elite rebounding team in North Carolina. You're talking about a team that really struggles. Rebound the ball defensive end. Robert, I think they get crushed onto glass, and they don't turn Carolina over. 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583 Provence; Germany This Year; Gdansk

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583 Provence; Germany This Year; Gdansk

"Can you believe it's been thirty years already. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall it is still the single. Most great thing that ever happened I think in German history it still. It gives me goosebumps and my whole life depends on it because my whole life played out behind the Iron Curtain coming up guides from Germany. Philipson the big anniversaries they've been commemorating this year. Also explore what Poland's port city of Gdansk has to offer as an up and coming visitor destination. So it's kind of the gateway to Poland and that makes it very cosmopolitan very historic or if you'd like to relax in a sunny climate try art. It's where the impressionists captured. The light end. The spirit of the Provence region of southern France. The lifestyle right the laid back like maybe in southern parts of the United States from Provence Parolees and the big anniversaries in Germany mini. It's all in the hour ahead on today's travel. With Rick. Steves stay with us. I battles of World War Two started in conducts for Germany. I attacked poll. forty-one years later demonstrations in the same city in the shipyards. started the end of Soviet Communist in just a bit. We'll see how today's Gdansk is a growing visitor. Destination will also mark the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Here how Germany has changed changed since. Then let's start. Today's travel with Rick Steves with a look at the town. Vincent Van Gogh immortalized. Ro It's an unpretentious late back base for exploring the scenic. Nick Provence region of southern France. And it's where our guide Nina cephas ATI calls home Nina. Thanks for joining us. Nazi influential now Nina. So I believe you're Danish your names whose Ati it doesn't sound Danish or French word. So what story well. I was born in Copenhagen Denmark and and then I look enough Mitt this young French boy and married him and moved to avenue and frog and he was he is the safe presented talion. That is fight attorney which is quite typical for that part of friends. There's a lot of Italian Spanish on one side. It's hiding from the other side immigrants from autozone when people see your name. I just thought Italian but people in the south of France would very likely to be French exactly because because you do have a lot of that. Those Italian immigrants in the names of just the nineteenth century different parts in in the area between France and Italy got to vote. Where would they stay? As was is uniting in. Your area voted to stay with France rather than join Italy. Now we're talking about provence. You know there's famous books written. That are so romantic intake and all Americans just dream going having you know you're in Provence or whatever. It's a little confusing to me because France this situation like it's all Paris or the countries I know exactly. How do you define the region of Provence thing? But that's interesting right because it it has become more concept than anything else. What is Paul? Vaughn's well if you talk geographically. Speaking we have their own revel in the West and the low Alps on the northern Italy eastern Mediterranean south right. M- is kind what we think about when we say the south of France except for the co deserve the French Riviera. There is the French Riviera and there is provence. And when we think of Provence I think of the Ron River. That wonderful wine I think of Aro Avenue tone. Neem Exxon Provence. And what I think of mostly is this idea of Allah province. All right This is what do we mean when something is even in France Assembly says. Oh that's problems that can be fashioned. That can be cuisine. Zien different things. A lifestyle right in the late back like maybe in southern parts of the United States. Yeah we elaine. You have all of that and Parisians fascinated by it and have been for elevated time but interesting in America. You've got this. North south others are more laid back in Italy. Of course the is subsidizing. The South in Germany Province People Alice Akitas and the northern the French all the ants the hardworking. No Fun kind of people in those in this out what they do have a wine. ADENOID brick cricket. Yeah so if I'm sitting in Provence. Here's my image of providing in a beautiful little town. I don't even care about the name of secured little sleepy town plane trees providing shade as they have for generations. They're kind of Nice pestis local expertise and I hear the ticket. These are not taste and also when we think of Provence we're thinking of The garden the market beautiful produce the fruit That's very often what I tell. People is that we so privileged in that area because we have the fruit and vegetables growing right outside the door. And I mean when you have an attitude for instance you have the local right into it. That would be like we think that's like French. But it really is proven. Thought it is more because it's the the eggplant and this Akini and I mentioned pestis yeah and this is a challenge. For A lot of American travelers not to order their favorite cocktail but to Become a cultural chameleon. I don't crave status unless I'm in the countryside of France in the south where people have that as part of the tempo of their day. What is it Stephen? What does that mean into the people of Provence? Well it's actually this before lunch before dinner. Drink it's has that White Kono or transparent color when you get from the bottle while and then you pour Paul Water in it and lots of people like to ups award up at. That's for not for beginners. Do not be shy about putting more wars ended. Because we're all different than women. Emma and we know you you have to like liquorice anise to join and it's quite strong right so with it. Yeah you gotta be careful because you could he and and Just across the square. You might see some of the older men playing petanque. Yeah that's to me very profound salt but it's a funny thing isn't it because there's a funny story about how that version one of the game was invented where there was a gentleman city in their wheelchair and the original game was I chewed jumped three times through the ball. Like you have watchable. Yeah he can't do that so what he do is well. He sits in his wheelchair and he throws so. Now we have the Pittenger Pete Tongi feet together. Which means that you stand and throw you? Don't I need to be an APP for that job. And it's too hot in the south to jump three times. That's you're right. I'm very touched by that. As my father just passed away this last year in in his last months in his last months we used to play Petanque in the living room sitting in his chair. He and I didn't realize talk talk on Gay. Yeah but actually then you have the second challenge in that version there. You're not jumping and you're just wearing one hand. What can you have on the the other hand? What little sees a little has? These is the perfect. I wish I had planned orange. Whatever you prefer but now you're playing your Patong can on your with your your GRANDPA? WHO's sitting in a chair and he can still play a talk and it's windy? I mean is famous for its win. They famous infamous of. It's actually because the Mistral confused about it because there's been books written about right and there was a TV series me style. Is this win. That is both bad bad and good Because we are eighteen situation where you create a dry climate ejaz away the clouds and pollution. My it's clear clean after all. There's different kinds of wind. What distinguishes Straw so? It's a northern wind being. It's coming down or anything bad comes from the north when you live in this house right but this is is a digital exception. That's good they need to chase away humidity. Why so we have a clean blue sky? That incredible Konno's travel expert Nina. SF WAS ATI has called the south of France her home for the last thirty years. She's our guide to Provence right now. On travel with Rick Steves for numbers eight seven seven three the three three seven four to five and mets on the phone from Libertyville in Illinois Matt. Thanks for your call. Yeah Hi Rick thanks for having me. I am lucky enough. Our family's there's GonNa be taking a trip and we're going to be spending about ten days in France so after a few days in Paris. We're heading down to provence and I guess. My question is with my daughters until ages. Seven and ten are certain cities that we shouldn't miss like maybe I would yawn or arl or name and also if there's any kids specific experiences that we need to look into into some good advice for a family with a couple of smaller kids I would say. What in Avenue Vince? You're passing through avenue obviously. There's the quite impressive castle which is at the pope's palace Repton Avenue and it has a very good high-tech kind of tablet that you're within within. There's very likely a children's version of the hunt. The at the French are so good at making their historic sites student friendly and child friendly with Khaki checky little tablets and absence on where the kids can make it a treasure on so I would do that to impose Perez and with the version that is for children throughout the pokes. As you don't about the pope's you came back under the punt to guard you can. That's a great thing to do when you can teach your kids. Roman history knocking down the. What isn't that is incredible? When even the Kayak that gives you you drive up to a certain point you can't and then you have that moment of you can picnic by the the banks of the of the Gal that the pond Duga and you can wear your denim pants in meam hers? Would you tell them well because in him. If you think about the name Neil and you take the word. They'd him that it the pants are made of right. So that's the name. It stirred Nima from Yemen. Dan Yeah and then they say that the word jeans because it was essentially right then Moses made for ships and sales and what was the one of the main hobos on that Costa was Genoa. How do you say Genoa Infringe Zen g that were genes come from Genes I might just be. There's a lot of ways to teach your kids on one. Good way to teach your kids hits when you're traveling in Provence in our. There's a wonderful folk museum the Tom In there you can learn all about how people raised their kids. centuries ago opening up again actually after innovation but probably not before the end of the shell but you could go to the Roman History Museum in in all and see that incredible Bartsch the river and that is really interesting when you go to the Roman Museum. It's just on the edge of town in Arl- they've got all the M- amazing Roman sites they've reconstructed them in little model. So you can envision how all of these engineering marvels of the Roman Empire like thirty mile. Long Aqueduct Guard in how is made all of these wonderful wonderful history class. Are there outfitters or is it easy to get in touch with people about packing the pump. To guard or touring the Luberon those host the infrastructure setup. It's easy for us to find people to help us with that. I would say it's very very easy. Met You. Can you can go to the tourist office. They can give you information that a very helpful helpful people have to say that's one of the great highlights anybody can do it just a leisurely paddle down. You're going down this amazing and then you're going under them the most impressive Roman structure and it's the biggest Roman bridge. I think anywhere that arch. Hey Matt another thing from a parenting and teaching point of view. When you go to Neem I think the most beautifully preserved served Roman building is there may zone Corre- and also the arena is there? Were they still have events concerts and so on and I was just there last year and they're opening the new museum right across the street. And how is that because you live in is area. Yeah I live closer Nema Nema. Has this incredible history right there in front of us the arena is okay the temple but then they opened up right this year. This new Roman History Museum which is obviously a little competition with all. Yeah but it's it's not every state of the art and it's a critical architecture from the outside and inside a beautiful collection met. Thanks for your call and have a great trip with your family. Thank you so much. I'm so excited. Thank you all. This is travel with. Rick Steves we've been talking about provides with our tour guide Nina cephas Ati Nina. Let's finish ensured discussion very quickly. I'm just going to say the name of the Great City and you're going to say one sentence about how you would describe it. What's unique about that city? Our little town sound beautiful atmosphere Van Gogh then go van Gogh Trail Avenue on Avenue. Popes of course for a century there were two popes and one of them was in France in his huge palaces. Still there We've talked about NEEM. What about X.? On provan Sophistication money beautiful women. Incredible shops and one French word. I know ten Danz tone down. What does that mean tons a trend right andy? Trendy trendy tunnels. Yeah all right. Thanks thanks so much for joining us now. Seem a coup over four. We'll sail into guts after stopping Germany. That's next on travel with Rick. Steves where at eight seven seven three three three rick. It was thirty years ago. November ninth nineteen eighty nine when the world saw defiant protesters chipping away at the wall. That divided Berlin for nearly three decades Atkins Soviet east and the oppressive government that enforced it. Were now history. We're joined now by three German tour guides from Berlin to tell us how their world has has changed in the last thirty years Poker Timur Caroliina Marburger and Torben Brown. Take your calls in just a bit at eight seven seven three three three seven four to five. Why but let's start with another began? Virtually Germany has been celebrating this year. It's one hundred years since the founding of the Bow House Art School. It's influences on modern design design. Remain all around us today. At least that's what I'm told Hogan. Can you explain to us. What bow houses all about it? Well it's it's a concept that was is kind of a determined it really also comes. They open it the open shop in April nineteen nineteen in Weimar like in a little tiny place You know in in the middle of Germany as well and it was kind of like after this tragedy of the first World War to rethink art rethink craft and try to bring things together so it really was basically a school for. You're having artists working together with craftsman and influencing each other and trying to find new ways of design new ways of building architecture because after World War One in the horrors of the western front in the battle in the trenches and all that there was Sort of angry angst filled expressionism but bow house. Oh I don't feel like that by houses are new fresh beginning. Simple straight you know just kind of rethink everything and bring it down to the basics and the way like you know new the design you forms of funds and and not just you know building houses which Abou- house kind of means you know I- modern square practical to call efficient architecture but also like to rethink like theater art so they invented there. Were working with photography working with opera and new stage designs designs if it was quite an influential thing and I think what people maybe don't really know it's not just a jump phenomenon because well had you know. The school was moved was changed and then in in the end when it was in Berlin in the nineteen thirties. The Nazis closed down in nineteen thirty three and a lot of people who were teaching there. Also were students. There would emigrate subsequently quite often into the states. And like you. If you think about this Black Mountain College data something where a lot of people from the Bahamas went so there is a tradition that still lives on in actually in America. You know if those people who have with their influential new ideas new design some people went to work for Disney later on. I'll some went to work for NASA so there is an impact here in the states. So we're you're talking about Bow House B. A. U. H. A. U. S.. It started after World War One. Nineteen nineteen closed down by Hitler in Nineteen Thirty Three Carolina. If you're thinking about this centennial of Bow House in your traveling where would you best to learn about bow house. In travels in Germany all ready said it is via where it was born. I'm are Suharto near Berlin. So it's It's easy to reach and that's where they will also be the museum so it's definitely worth while to go there to understand what bow houses about. Many many gyms get confused today because also a handy market so don't take that football house It hardware in English so hot weather store. So that's not the one. If you see a towering above something with a big light that's not the one we were talking about it is the school that was founded in nineteen indeed and I think in America it's mostly funded ro in Chicago. That made it kind of famous worth worth mentioning because Alluded to it but we live in a house world right you go to any American city or an Israeli city right to go to Tel Aviv. This is inspired by this school of architecture. Caso born in Berlin and then and then fled the country with Nazism like many things and it was inspired the next artistic movements in America and elsewhere today we sort of don't recognize that the modern architecture we see has its roots in bow house. All right also This the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall one thousand nine hundred eighty nine. It's true big change for Germany and for the world for sure thing we gonNA face now is a rethinking thinking of The relationship between East and West. which was like you know? Separate entities for so long decades different mindset. Different kind of world review everything and we kinda thought like wow now eighty nine comes the welcomes down our all union unified and happy together. But it's not really working desk we really have to. There's a lot of voices coming up from the former East and say listen. Our lives have been shaken up big time and let's let's recognize that and it's worth with noting that the Berlin Wall now has been gone for longer than it stood right so that's a threshold the threshold. And that's something that I think. Doc makes us realize that just a lot of time has gone by right since the Berlin Wall has come down and we still face. These challenges. A little more complicated than the euphoria that followed take down on and the freedom. Now you're dealing with You know sorting out the options that a society would have this travel with Rick Steves. We're talking with three German. Historians Anson Guides Hoggard Zimmer. Candy Marburger and Torben Brown were talking about Germany. Our phone number's eight seven. Seven three three three seven four to five. You can email us anytime at radio. At Rick Steves DOT COM and Jim's calling in from Abilene in Texas stem. Thanks for your call. Yes yes I was interested in the unification of Germany after nineteen ninety any what did the East and West Germans to right. And what did the East and West Germans do wrong to bring about the unification questioned and because it was a huge investment on the part of West Germany debris to take in the DDR Carolina. When you look back fifty years later now did did West Germany do this right? Was it a good idea or should they still be to Germany. Well maybe that is the wrong question. West Germany wasn't a single pot of this. Even though I think for me because I was nine when the wall came down it is still the single. Most great thing that ever happened I think in German history. It still gives me goosebumps. Who's bumps and my whole life depends on it because my whole life played out behind the Iron Curtain? When gone so for me? I always you know without this. My life wouldn't be the way it is today. You grew up in in West Germany but everything after I went to Berlin to study at the East German University I went to Budapest to start my PhD. It's all my whole circle of friends is half at least Eastern European. So my whole life wouldn't be the way it is today so for me. I'm the most grateful however today about a generation in we realized that things aren't as easy and I particularly feel that the East German side of things wasn't given a fair shake because quarter of our population but they experienced begins over those twenty eight or rather forty years when given credit. Okay so this is interesting because I'm picking up from all of you. Those the sense that it wasn't just the victory of capitalism. I mean that's kind of what it was immediately. Capitalism wins Communism Loses And Germany's united and free okay. Great you're free you can watch watch. TV from the West you can travel. That's wonderful capitalism works. We make more money have more stuff but now fifty years later for the good of society. Are you saying we could have had less of a a victorious approach and more of okay. Let's look at our challenges. Let's look at what we've learned. What do you think? Yeah I think it would have been nice and I think that's the feeling among a lot of East Germans that felt like yes. Of course we want the West German mark we want the currency. We want to buy a car from the West and not the good old La that was dying buying you know but at the same time like we didn't really kind of sit down together saying like what is good in our western kind of society. What is maybe good? Also on the communist I mean aside you know have you subsidizing. Yes you know you know. Of course let me take you let me take skeptics per okay come on. Are you telling me something good about DDR and communism that you could have kept the thing is it's not about like oh it's bad commies now taken over but the thing is people had regular lives and they that is not being recognized that something so dissed I think the the the the speed of the process was something that people are now feeling a bit uneasy. was there more stress and aggressiveness in the Western Way. Okay and is there a sense that the eastern way could have been a little more human and family and take a weekend off or was there anything like that or I don't know I I think you know we. We can look at daycare and East Germany and various policies. These German government introduced. But I think we have to be careful about not recognizing the fact that the East German regime was a party. Dictatorship was not a democracy and The values that we hold dear. I think in in Germany today in the West those were not values that were shared by the East German. I'm an government so I think none of us here would would like to Romanticize risk chairman. Good old days and be Ostojic. I think that's exactly I think that's it's really a a danger and I think that's still plays out somewhat. I think a little more critical than coal. Nina's I think in Germany yes We could have done some things. It's better but I think we should also recognize how far we've come always last thirty years right. How much wealthier the East is than it was thirty years ago? I'd how how much better the system works works than would you save. By and large people in the former eastern Germany now fifty years later have become. Good capitalists as far as realizing you gotta work in order to get stuff and This is a system that works Carolina. I think I'm completely agree. It's a complete success story Basically so agree with told them there and it is probably also hard looking backwards like what could have been done. It was after all under the impact of something outstanding a very short time. That's something to be done however what I try to remind people of that the unification as a euphemism because unification would assume that the to come together to become one. But what actually happened was that conquered the east. Germans night wasn't concha at all. It was consented to buy gems by vote but what they agreed to was maybe more than they gambled for but because they joined where our Constitution the basic law applies so in the west nothing literally nothing changes apart from getting more people while in the east the whole constitution and regime was so not subsumed. Zoomed set the word ascension by consent. Yeah of course. It is a complete change of lives on one side without the one on bigger and I think that's one critical critical point about it. Not so much like are we better off. Can we now by other goods and stuff completely fair game but what we think have to always rethink. It is that from one day to the next he holds state has collapsed. All values all the things that you maybe didn't agree with a lot of people were opposed to this dictatorship like can all freedom of the press no freedom of movement. They were happy to be free but then again at the same time everything that you would find novel like the goods you know in the shops the How people interact everything was gone and a new system was put in place that people had to learn and relearn? And let's face it in communist times. A lot of things were bad but one nothing was money was not an issue. You could do little dealings. You could kind of trade things off it kind of like was on the table economy but money was not an issue that that you have to face and now money is the PRI the big thing if you don't have money you're basically maybe don't have a house you know so it's more aggressive world now. Hey Hey Jim in abilene that really stoked a lot of conversation. Thank you for your call. Thank you very much. I hope I hope that Give you some insights into into the whole dynamic in in Germany. That's great thanks for your call. We're getting updated on Germany with three tour guides from Berlin right now on travel with Rick. STEPH's Torben Brown. WORKS WITH BERLIN PERSPECTIVES DOT COM Carolina. Marburger writes about Berlin history for Berlin locals Dot Com and Holger Auger Timur is a broadcaster with rb culture radio in Berlin and then sees on the line in Fort Lauderdale Florida. An you've been thinking about current current events in Germany and how that might impact travels. I sure have and I was just wondering how Germany's tapestry has changed just with the refugee crisis of the past couple of years. And have they The refugees assimilated into the workforce. Have they found a purpose fishing life and brought their trades opened up cafes with their kind of food with the help of social workers or conversely is there up ticket crying more homelessness more litter and are so low women travelers safe. Wow those are good questions now. That's you know when you when you are on the receiving the end of a lot of media. There's a lot of questions and it would be nice to actually be there in the middle of all of this and see how the crisis is doing. I think the word crisis crisis itself is interesting Carolina what's your take on the mosaic of German society. Today after this influx of refugees. Well thanks thanks for the good interesting question because indeed. I think it is fooled by so much information at very little knowledge on the ground For one million refugees sounds like a lot but then when you are actually they're everyone's sounds like an all day now because yes how many people in Germany altogether million million refugees among eighteen million so wonder center essentially one percent. Attentive Society is added in these would be Poor people ready to work hard. I suppose looking for a new life. I think the most important thing is that also the mosaic off refugees is in mosaic. So there's a lot of those that we would think are poor emigrants. That have difficult to integrate. I know refugees that are graphic designers. That actually work as self employed graphic design while in Berlin so this is not the image you have but that is refugee from Syria from Damascus. That is a graphic because I know working in Berlin now is a highly educated refugee coming in from a place like Syria. Do they come in with nothing or do they come in with their family wealth no in this case he he came with well a little amount and basically started to try to get to work on. Yes he was funded by the government in the beginning but he came in with skills yes quite urban. What's your take aac on on the whole refugee situation? Today I agree with that. It's not something that we noticed in our everyday lives right so I think that's a that's a concern that you needn't have when you traveled to Germany Germany. You won't notice the fact that you have this influx of refugees except there is in a city like Berlin are more cafes and restaurants and fast food options where you can get Arab food that's I think a positive and I think in In Germany where we're trying to figure things out. We're trying to figure out how best to integrate these refugees. I think we're doing this in a more pragmatic way than perhaps we did some years ago. Now when you when you think of a million refugees coming in if there's one rape or one groping or one murder murder or something it's going to be all over the news holger. What is the the Image and what is the reality of Safety of Germans vis-a-vis all the refugees. That came in I. I couldn't tell you the exact like kind of facts and figures here but what I do believe though is that you know in the perception of people like you know all average jump Think people aren't and things are changing and people are feeling a bit more uneasy I would. I would still think that is the case. Maybe not in every city in big cities are big cities anyway but if you go oh to villages in. It's not to say that you know people that you see are are. Criminals are are abandoned any shape or form a perception of people have even in smaller places. Way You see suddenly much more people with different skin color with a different kind of attitude or different kinds of fashion. You know walking around debt gives bit of feeling like okay. What's what's happening? Parallel worlds even in a small town And you've got the the refugees will hang out together and the locals will wonder who were. What's their place? But even though there is also on the local level support and saying listen you are here now you knew. How can we help you you know? How can we make over Germany? All over Germany I saw big banners. Just say welcome refugees. Here's your lunch in this kind of people standing by in a kind of solidarity But there are challenges presented by that Carolina It is very interesting. I went to With a student group I went to some local councils in Berlin to talk to people that are actually involved in dealing with that influx of migrants wins but refugees to that so they cover both and it was very interesting that there's there's best practice and there's problems there it would be wrong to deny them their problems sometimes but it's very interesting. I think those that are the most successful. Of course they bring the community in so they bring the community to football club. When you're in Berlin they actually the moment that they are settling in there? They try to get the network of Churches of clubs and all those things to to actually be involved. That is the best way to integrate. I sadly that is not happening everywhere. Of course so you need that. Infrastructure lectured that that. They can't happen if they don't of course they will create those parallel. There's there's the compassion of of you know. Give these people a roof over their chance to work and get get ahead and then there's the reality that it makes your side a little more complicated and good for Germany for being a leader in grappling with them. Because it's it's it's a harsh reality and it's something that that that we need to deal with in the United States and Europe is dealing with also. Nancy thanks for your call Sir. This is travel with Rick. Steves we've been talking with three German guides. Hoeger Timur Torben Brown and Caroliina herberger about issues. Germany thanks very much for being here. Thank you thanks for having US see libel this day. Well draw new COBB I before the Iron Curtain fell then Soviet communism fell apart. Some of the Chinks in its armor came courtesy of the ship. Workers and Poland's port city of Gdansk today Donskis eager to tell stories and it's becoming a visitor destination on the rise for people looking for great food culture and history and maybe even a Sandy beach guides to tell us more next on travel. With Rick Steves where at eight seven seven. Three three seven four to five. The city that started Poland's solidarity meant is coming into its own today as an attractive visitor destination. The cosmopolitan port city of Gdansk has been opening new museums. Liam's spiffing up nightlife as it challenges. Warsaw and Krakow for visitors. Virtually everything you WANNA do or sees within a twenty minute walk the Old Town and yet there's there's plenty more to enjoy an easy day trips including summer beach resorts on the boat to tell us more. We're joined by Polish tour guide OPTIMA COMAS and by Cameron. Hewitt Cameron is my co author and main researcher on Poland for the Rick Steves Eastern Europe guidebooks. They'll take your calls just a bit at eight seven seven three three three seven four a two five cameras. Thanks for joining us. Thank you for having. Yeah thank you Cameron. I know when when we were writing the guidebook chapter to Poland Gdansk really is unique from a history point of view. What is Little Gdansk have to do so much with big history? Well the first thing you have to think about is on the northern Baltic. Oh so it's sort of Poland's outlet to the rest of the world. Though the main river trading river the vistula river flows out through Gdansk. So it's kind of the gateway to Poland for everyone else and that makes it very cosmopolitan very historic. It was is always a big shipping city trading city it was part of the Henze Attic League of Northern European trading city. So it has that kind of heritage of beautiful colorful wealthy burghers mansions that you might find in Bergen Amsterdam or something. Yeah I mean I see pictures of Hunts Yada towns in. Its Lubeck in Germany's that way. And they're big state league medieval powerhouses from a trade point of view and back. Then Gdansk right in the same league with those those other famous big cities so when we think about Paul and it's one of the bigger countries in Europe and of course worse is is the massive central capital city the historic capital and a lot of ways was crackle which is closer to Prague and what people think of as Eastern Europe in Gdansk is really at the end of that it's kind of a maritime capital the shipping capital and really northern looking at feels almost scandinavian sometimes more than Polish be when we think Gdansk gets a little confusing to me because it was also called Dunn's egg what's the Dunn's Gdansk's name situation where does that come from. Well that's from. The part of a his Polish history wearing night belonged to Germany and because it was right on the coast of the sea. That doesn't really freeze in the winter. It's been always up spot that wanted to be owned by many Russia. Poland Germany. Just so happened that has been going back and forth between police and trump any when it's in in German hens it's done yes and when it's in Polish hence its good ice cream. Let's talk more about its history World War Two essentially really starting there what what happened. In the beginning of World War Two September I nine hundred thirty nine four am Schleswig-holstein. Ah German ship was duct right off of the coast thereby buster plotter and that night German soldiers attacked from the sea and from the Poland. German soldiers attacked dice. Gdansk L.. Say Good ask was the first major spot. Were fights took place and a very famous battle was battle of the post of people people who work at the post office in Gdansk and try to protect that building for three days. Unfortunately Day fell all but today it's almost to us like Alamo Americans right. I mean they fought five that you lose lose because you're up against Germany which is much much stronger. There were the only one prepared in that war really. They plan that ahead of time and they took us by complete surprise. So the first invasion of Hitler. Yes Cameron you mentioned. Also this was the beginning of the end of the Soviet Union memorial to that. That's right and there's is a place in Gdansk where you look in one direction and you can see Mr Plateau where the first shots a world war two or fired and then you look in the other direction and you can see the cranes of the shipyards which is where in nineteen eighty they had had the solidarity strikes. It was the first successful trade union strike against the Soviet bloc regime successful because after a couple of weeks of protests they actually agreed to some of the workers demands in a lot of people credit that protest the solidarity protest with being the beginning of the end of communism in Europe because I remember everybody was holding their breath. What's the Soviet Union GonNA? Do they let this happened. And then it'll happen elsewhere. Will they clamp down on it right and it took a good nine years for it to trickle out across the rest of Europe in there fritzy starts but this was the first time that there were successful strikes against the Soviets and that was where we have that iconic image of lack Valencia climbing onto the top and rallying the workers. That's right lick. Valencia was Shipyard electricity he'd already been fired from the shipyards because he was kind of a rabble rouser when he saw that there was a protest going on he said Geez. I gotta go be with my people. So he famously went and scaled the fence to get into the shipyards ads and became the leader of this uprising and then he was the spokesperson and he was the negotiator. This is travel with Rick. Steves we're talking with Piazza mccombs and Cameron Hewitt about out in Poland. You Know Cameron. We're talking about all this amazing history from this one town. There is some impressive. New museums are some very impressive museums. To learn more more about that when we go to a good night's can you give a review of the important history museums. Yeah there are three fantastic museums. That have all just opened in the last few years and they're all just cutting edge top of the line. They do a beautiful job of telling their story. The first one is the European Solidarity Center which is built right in though shipyards where Valencia had his protests solidarity protests. And it just beautifully tells is the story of the protests from the very beginning to the very end and the and the results The result was the first free elections in Poland. The second one also get down is a World War Two museum that just opened in two thousand seventeen. That one's a little tricky. It's it's really well done top of the line high tech But the content has been fiddled with by the government. We'll talk about that. Maybe a little later but to round out the the three great new museums in this area a couple times over the town of Dina which is a half hour train ride away. There's a fantastic immigration museum that also just opened recently in the a terminal building where a lot of Polish people emigrated to the United States or Canada. And it's again high-tech a beautiful museum tells the story of Polish immigrants to the new world. Because when you think about why we care about Poland in America why we care about Italy why we care about Sweden and Ireland. So much of it is because there is a D- asper from those countries during hard times in a lot of people left Poland. And there's a museum there near Gdansk for people to learn about that. I remember be when I went to the Museum of the solidarity. Just outside of those gates that we all remember from those heady times. There's an amazing memorial built there by the workers that must be close to the hearts of people who were there and witnessed that. Can you describe that memorial. That's in the square. That memorial is dedicated to the fallen shipyard workers of one thousand nine hundred seventy so they were memorialized realized in the nineteen eighties and just to remember them was quite a strong statement and that shows that the movements daddy movement was build on something bigger bigger on people fighting way before nine hundred eighty. Now Cameron you mentioned that the World War Two museum is now a political hot potato because has why I mean. 'cause everybody gets to tell history the way they want to. What's going on in Poland? Well in two thousand seventeen in Gdansk in this beautiful purpose built building they. They opened the Museum of the Second World War which had a very ambitious vision to be a museum about Poland's experience but also more broadly global experience of world. War Two around that same time the government decided to remove the director of the museum just before it open and replaced him with a party. Loyalist and a lot of critics observed that they change the exhibits quite heavily early to slant it a little bit more towards more purely patriotic Polish perspective. It was always a Polish perspective but there is some controversial changes that were made and I went and toured for the first first time a few months ago and I could have known the story I could tell a few cases where okay this feels like. They kind of adopted this. They've wedged thin and so I was. I was disappointed as someone who reviews museums for a living. I thought it could have been. Maybe the Great World War Two museum in all of Europe it was spectacular. But you can see where they've kind of taken some liberties and there's sort of shadows of the of the original exhibit that are still really beautiful and then other things that just feel Kinda like taking a sharp turn away from what could have been so this museum that had so much potential to be a great destination. Kinda museum was envisioned before the far right wing. Government established itself and suddenly a centrist more balanced approach after world. War Two became a tool for a nationalistic. Cartwright government exactly yeah so a a A trained historian director of the museum was replaced by a party loyalist list and was given it would seem was given instructions to to adapt the exhibits to make them more more purely patriotic. This traveled through. Steve's we're talking with two expert on the Democrats and Cameron Hewitt and we're talking about Gdansk the port in the far north. That really is an up and coming destination for travelers. Our phone number's eight seven. Seven three three three three seven four to five. You can email us anytime at radio. At Rick Steves Dot Com Nicole's given us a ring from Victoria in British Columbia Nicole. Hi those museum sounds sound really interesting visit during the day. And I'm wondering if you have any recommendations for things to do in the evening good question if we're there in the evening after dark in Gdansk Dansk. What do people do? Well it depends what age bracket you're in. Let's say you're young and crazy. Well you stay in Gdynia. Lots of clubs bars you. You can take a tram or city bust a little bit further outside of The old part of town into the shipyards where more GRUNGY Kinda doc parties take place A. G. grunge nightlife right. Were you have bars that were built in shipping containers with some human-made manmade beaches. And you know partying outside or you could go to support and the good thing about Sop. What is that Even though you do have to take the Eskom which is the fast train it takes about ten to fifteen minutes to get there and the train goes back and forth between the dice and Sop but every hour in the middle of the night Nicole. There's plenty to do after dark in Gdansk. Thanks for your call. Great thank you very much. Take care when we're D- rick. After dark spending a little more sedate. They've done a really beautiful beautiful job of developing the riverfront embankments. This was discreet shipping city. So there's a river running right through the middle and there's an old island called granary island where there were four hundred medieval granaries stories. That were bombed out in World War Two so it was basically a deserted warzone. Right up until a few years ago and now they're completely redeveloping that and they're adding embankments along the side of it and they're connecting connecting it to the other side of the river with a couple of new pedestrian bridges. So even just in the last two or three years. It's becoming an even more appealing place just to go out strolling after dark. There's a beautiful. Ah Philharmonic building. That's right there along the embankment. So there's there's a lot of culture in kind of general evening bustle in Gdansk these days. I think there's that energy that you feel in what was rundown down Eastern Europe. There's the scars of World War Two. That are actually turned into something. Kind of trendy and edgy and creative district's like that wherever you go in Eastern Europe and certainly I know be that you're interested in the The street art. There's a lot of murals in town nearby. Can you talk a little bit about that. It's actually actually Not a tongue. It's just neighborhood as Aspen neighborhood. Zaas Z. A. S. P. A. Correct. It's a neighborhood like any neighborhood anywhere in Poland. You have those big communist style blocks Buildings made out of concrete blocks and what to do with that how to beautify it well Organiz international contest and between the nineteen two thousand nine and two thousand and sixteen people from all over the world would come paint. Artists Ain't murals on the side of the tall buildings often ten eleven story tall. WHOA and you have about sixty of them? Oh my goodness like you could make a tour of these right and you can even download free map to see all of them. It takes about hour to two hours. Depends how fast you're walking so you see. The French seems different colors. No political agenda in that these are great opportunities to go to a city. Most of us have never thought of and see a lot of happening now. Sort of ways. That people are creative and turning their city into something that has is their personality. We're exploring Poland seaside city of Gdansk great now on travel with Rick Steves. Our guests are polish-born tour guide. Beyond Tacoma's end Cameron Hewitt who caught. There's the Rick Steves guidebooks to Eastern Europe. Linda's coming in from Deerfield beach in Florida. Linda thanks for your call. Hi Iraq. Hi everyone that's been fascinating listening. What you're saying about the MUSEU so we visited a few years ago so we did not see the museum that opened last year? But my question is that when we were in Gdansk Every day it was pouring rain and We had but my mother with us who had to be in a wheelchair and we're willing over cobblestone streets in the rain and what I'd like to know we went in June. When is a good time to visit? When would not be such a rainy season? It will be up to you. Grew up in that area. What about the climate? What about the weather? I I WANNA. I am sorry experienced the rain in June because that's really not typical for this part of Poland. Usually our summer June. July and August are pretty nice and warm mm-hmm so I would say in the middle of the summer. I would be the best time to go but I hope that even though you had the rain there in dines you still get to do Lots of fun things and you were able to experience the city. Yeah that's too bad. I mean the weather's especially these days. The weather is unpredictable. I find much of that part of Europe. You have humid times in the summer and it builds up and you have a rainstorm in the afternoon but it changes quickly and I just think you need to be dressed for whatever whether you encounter her. Thanks Linda thank you. I guess we just had bad luck. You have bad luck too. There's so much going on with history and the city is getting stiffed up for visitors visitors. What about the cultural scene? Do People go to enjoy music and theater as travelers in Gdansk. Oh absolutely if you're on a budget staying in the city thirty central and you'll see a ton of street musicians. If you have a little bit of more money you can go to symphony there and guidance or visit a Shakespeare theater which is not just I by name. But the theater itself was designed and build the way British Theater was back then. Bill round around with balconies around onus with the stage in the center so definitely a place to visit and see a play. Sounds like Gdansk is doing a lot to rival. Warsaw and Krakow. GEICO is one of the top three cities to see in Poland. Let's just finish off talking a little bit about food because all the things going to stoke our appetite and we want to eat smartly smartly. What are your tips? Be for eating well in Gdansk eating well in my opinion doesn't mean you have to spend a lot of money you can start with street vendors. Food is always fresh and delicious. My favorite food from the street would be a piece of freshly freshly made bread thick piece of bread with a spread on it I'm not sure if I should mention what it's in that spread pigs fat with Bacon and onions and really. That's one of my most favorite things to eat. What's the name smaller smaller smaller? Yes Mrs Street food. That's the street foot. Yes all right and then you can also have Zappia can come if you WANNA be more sophisticated and go. You can go to milk bar. Which is very affordable and you basically basically? The food that I cook at home is up. What was that is that Pecan? What does Eh toget- with mushrooms and onions and melted cheese on top. That sounds good. It looks kind of like a French bread pizza. But it's a it's a really trendy thing used to be kind of a hardship food It was kind of an easy fast food. People could get out and now it's becoming like and artform Oliver Poland but now they're putting all these crazy international toppings on them to. It's kind of a fun. A Fun A new trend very important. And you even. If you don't remember the name you can see it's sort of like a bug at Pizza Sir. To go it's sold to take away. Yes and of course. Milk bars make comeback. It used to be for working people who came home late to go and eat there or for students now. Melt bars are becoming more popular because the Western type of food came in to Paul in Nineteen Nineteen eighty-nine and bow started pushing away. The foods that we grew up eating food was cooked by our parents and grandparents now. We were discovering how the food it was back then the rise of the middle the return of Mar Right and the food is simple yet. Delicious menu changes depends on the season. And what's available and then of course you have. The restaurants were. The Polish cuisine is coming back is returning to and we're not talking Polish fusion now the good Polish food like dog you for example made in the hundred different ways steamed baked boiled in hot water so many different Fillings inside Nice. Nice Cameron is an American traveling in Poland. What do you remember as the rewarding dimension of eating? Well one of the things is about to sing. It's really inexpensive. Have you can have amazing traditional food for not much money all the traditional hardy Polish food. She's talking about it's true you can get them now and they're they're doing them in a really not exactly a fusion Asian way or an international way but an upmarket way. There's a great little Pirogi bar. I went to in Gdansk on this last trip Monday. And it's tucked in this back street near the train station station notorious anywhere nearby and it's just this beautiful little place that's almost entirely for locals and international food. You've done their homework and you have to wait for a table. But it's this beautiful mutiple menu of different kinds of Perogie. Prepared all different ways with different fillings. So it's really fun to go to Gdansk and get off the main street and find some backstreets areas that are a little more trendy and a little more experimental while still giving respect to the Polish tradition. Nice yet. Tacoma's Cameron Hewitt thank you so much for giving us a better appreciation of a city. We should all be mindful of next time. We plan a trip opponent. Gdansk thank you. Thank you travel with. Rick Steves is produced. Had Rick Steve Europe in Edmonds Washington by Tim. Tatton is a Kaplan Wilner and Casimiro Hall. We get website side support from American Nicole Promotion Support. Sheila girls off in our theme. Music is by Jerry. Frank you'll find guest information program extras and you can listen again

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Steelers Preview: Tough opponent awaits in Week 10 on a short week

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Steelers Preview: Tough opponent awaits in Week 10 on a short week

"What if all you're breaking news alerts had a voice what would that sound like it would sound like today? Explain its daily news podcast from vox. I'm Sean Ramos grim every day my team, and I take one essential news story, politics, two movies sports science, and we break it down into twenty minute episodes. Perfect for your ride home subscribed today. Explain on apple podcasts or wherever you listen from Stitcher, and the vox media podcast network. Pittsburgh Steeler fans. Welcome back to another episode of the Steelers preview show this week has been insane here behind a steel curtain dot com. That includes our podcast because if you haven't figured it out yet the Steelers play on Thursday. And that's when we typically do our preview show. So things are kind of haphazard things that are kind of I would say haphazard that's the wrong word to use. But things are definitely out of wack. So Brian Anthony Davis and myself or on Tuesday, Lance Williams and myself will be back tomorrow on Wednesday for standard is a standard on our standard time. And then we'll have our post game show on Thursday. But we'll get to that all later. We're ready to break down the Steelers and Panthers. But before we do that. Brian welcome to the show as always how are you feeling this afternoon evening? I'm doing fantastic, Jeff. But I've one question where the tacos the tacos you have. Talk. Oh, Tuesday, if I would come on. And there were no tacos at my house. I feel like I'm ready to walk. I'm gonna go to levian ever. He is right now. I mean, he also was I'm gonna say fare F A, I R well to you. If I don't get my talk. Oh, soon, my friend. I'm glad that. I'm not the only person that noticed that when he bid farewell, or due to south beach that he's spilled the words, and that's the that might be the website editor coming out in me. But I thought it was like come on, man. I mean, you have to spell check on your phone, right? When you tape it in a little red lion is an easy, and I've missed build a word Askar it. He's in the Senate. It was, but you know, what he's holding up for forty million guaranteed in. I'll never see that much higher life. So, hey, what's to talk Ohs? Exactly. All right, folks. If you're neuter the show what we do here on this dealers previews we basically take logo the upcoming game. We give you some key matchups to watch. Sometimes very specifically. Player versus player, and sometimes they're a little bit more vague normally against NFC opponents of the Steelers don't play very often, they tend to be more on the vague side. Just so you know that, but it doesn't mean that the information will be any less valuable in any less pertinent will also go into fantasy football in terms of this matchup who you could possibly start or sit. And then also we get into predictions will look at the AFC north the rest of the game's going on this week in predict those as well. And at the end of the show, if you have questions in you're watching live on our YouTube feed fuel free to fire away those questions now before we get started the key matchups. Good friend of the show. He is a contributor to behind this curtain dot com days Scofield. He is the guy that if you haven't read his stuff I highly recommend that you do. But he's the guy that gives you the number crunching articles the by the numbers articles. And he has this really interesting unique take on looking at statistics different than me. Different than those people because most people will just look at one stat, see something black and white. He always takes the next step further. He was the one the pointed out that last week. This is kind of insane. He he texted me this that the Steelers up until this past Sunday in Baltimore had never beaten the ravens in Baltimore in, Dan. Rob Pittsburghers career when the ravens were five hundred or worse. It was insane into he showed me the stats, and when they are five hundred or worse the sealers had lost had lost every single game. But when they had a better record the Steelers record against them was much better. And it's true. It's one of those things like nets nuts. But it was a he does his homework to hear some stats some nuggets for you for about Thursday night football in about the Steelers Panthers coming up. So he writes, although Ben Rothlisberger is eight and five in his career on Thursday nights. He is six oh at Heinz field on Thursday night games. He's thrown ten touchdowns three interceptions in his rush for three touchdowns in those games. Okay. For the last two Thursday night games. Steelers have played they too though that's one at home and one on the road. They outscored their opponents sixty eight to twenty four Ben Rothlisberger has seven touchdowns in zero interceptions into Neo Brown has been targeted nineteen times for fifteen receptions, two hundred and thirty five yards and six touchdowns in those two games. Bizzare some crazy stats right there. But there's more Carolina. The Carolina Panthers are two and two on the road on. Tuesday nights. They are own to against an AFC opponent. They lost to the Steelers twenty seven to three in two thousand and ten. The Steelers have played a Thursday night game every year since two thousand six although Ben Rothlisberger is undefeated. They did lose a home game. With Michael Vick. That was the Thursday night game against Baltimore coming off the then Saint Louis Rams law game where Ben Rothlisberger was injured Vic started that was the Josh Scooby debacle. So they did lose that game. But Ben Rothlisberger is undefeated since two thousand six on Thursday nights. So we'll tell you what desert some good statistics for the Pittsburgh Steelers. What do you think about those Brian? You know, those are great statistics. Then it's very good on Thursday night. And it wasn't always that way back in the eighties. They used to struggle on that night nineties came around, and they started doing so much better. Now, you're seeing the more and more on Thursday night. They it's a must see TV night for Steeler fans. So that's what you do. And I want. To throw in another stat color rushed. Uniforms is to an oh worrying this color rushed. Uniforms and looking pretty good every time they wear them. So last year they just decimated a playoff team the Tennessee titans on Thursday night football wearing those same uniform. So hopefully that will be the same Steelers stuff aside. I've always felt it's very very difficult for the visiting team on Thursday night. Now Carolina to Pittsburgh is not a long flight, and they played it home last week and they won their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Pittsburgh Steelers did travel s week, but again fine from Baltimore to Pittsburgh is not a long flight at all day. Exactly. But I don't fund is lying, right? Did he drive? But I I definitely feel that the the visiting team is has has a is. What's the best way to put this? There editor disadvantage considering the fact that the Steelers are able to go through their walk through zero to be in their own beds. They're able to be at home with their families. And it think about the the I can't even fathom and I'll say this before we get started as a website editor and someone that juggles a ton of content for behind the curtain dot com. I struggle just being able to kind of put the pieces of the puzzle together because typically an NFL week in this goes for coaches to you have the game that was on Sunday you Monday Tuesday Wednesday where you're still kind of recapping that game. And then you start turning your tension to the week ahead. Now said you're trying to recap Sunday's win over Baltimore a huge win. And then you're gonna turn your attention to the Carolina Panthers. And this is my first question for you. Brian. Do you think that so far miss dealers were five two and one at the Carolina Panthers are the toughest test for the Steelers today. I do I completely agree with that. And that's what Tony deaf you. And I were talking about last night on the Steeler hangover. This is a very tough team. And getting back to your point about struggling putting it all together. I just got to tell you as a complete slacker and a total trainwreck. I've trouble just putting my pants on. Sometimes. So in finding my keys so I understand where you're coming from there. But yet no this this is to me this is a division game. And the reason I call this division game is these teams are so similar, and you know, they play every single year on Thursday night. It's the last Thursday night of the preseason. And some of these guys were bagging groceries when they do it. But they need to know each they know each other pretty well. This is one. I think the Pittsburgh Steelers know better than anybody because they see them annually right before the season starts. So you know, I mean and with the stats in. I know that you've looked up Carolina stats in Pittsburgh stats. They are very close. These are two teams that are so close together in the Estado rankings that it's I mean, it could be a toss up. So if they can get through this team, and I was talking to Tony about this yesterday if they can get through this team. I think they go all the way through to New England or New Orleans before they lose again yet. They the Steelers have some tough games. But like you said there's certain things that are guarantees in life, you know, death taxes and the Steelers in Panthers meeting in week four of the NFL preseason that just seems to always be the deal. So let's get right into things. Steelers Panthers again NFC opponent. Although there is some familiarity. Because of the preseason match ups a lot of fans, including myself. I don't really pay attention to the NFC that much. I'm always glued to the AFC. I know how the teams like the patriots the chargers. Some the other front runners in the conference or doing definitely AFC north. You have to know what they're doing. But I don't pay attention too much to the NFC all watch highlights and I watch a game. If it's going to be a big good game that I think is going to be fun to watch. But other than that. I don't follow them too much. So let's go ahead and give you some of those rankings in statistics on the defensive side in then I'll let you talk about the offense aside Bryant just to give people some idea as to what to expect in. We'll go ahead and go into a key matchup SUV defensively for the Carolina Panthers. In terms of yards per game. They rank eleventh giving up three hundred and forty four yards per game now out of those yarded yardage. They're they're pretty good against the run their aid against the run the average ninety four point. One giving up ninety four point one yards on the ground passing. Giving a passing Dave nineteen they render two hundred and fifty yards per game through the air points per game. They're time for twelve they average ups they ever surrendering twenty two and a half points per game. Brian what do you have for them on offense on the offensive side of the ball? You've got Cam Newton Christian McCaffrey in Greg Olson it, and they are putting up very good numbers. Ofensive -ly. They are ranked thirteenth in the league. And how close they write rank next to Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh's defense defenses twelfth in the league. So that's really interesting. Those are two teams that are really close right there in that stat so three hundred and seventy one point six yards per game. For Carolina is what their ranking passing wise Cam Newton's not big passing. He's more of a threat passing the short stuff to Olsen. I'm rushing the ball. But they're twenty second. Nd against the pa- excuse me twenty second passing with two hundred twenty game. But here's the key stat on offense. They are the second ranked rushing team in the National Football League at one hundred and forty three point nine yards per game. That is a lot of chunks of grasping ripped up by McCaffrey. And those guys. Yeah. Yeah. That that was that was this that jumped out to me in. So let's get into key matchups last week. I gave you the glory unless you I I'm not doing that. Again this week. It's short week. I need to get take my punches while. I can sue. I'm going to say that it's the Pittsburgh Steelers pass rush versus the Carolina Panthers pass protection. The Panthers have done a tremendous job protecting Cam Newton. And I'm already looking on our live feed on YouTube and a lot of people are saying the same thing. And I agree with them. One hundred percent you have to hit Cam Newton. You gotta get to him. You gotta hit him yet. It make physical one of you can't give him time. Time to sit back there and pick and choose what he wants to do. In other words, you can't let him say am I gonna run on throwed time? He has you make him make split decisions. That's when he makes mistakes. That's when you can kind of I hate to say getting his head. But my goodness. We've all seen it happen a lot. But Cam Newton, then they've ranked twenty seven and that's a good ranking, by the way in terms of sack surrendered they've only given up twelve and Pittsburgh's given up eleven so Brian mentioned, how yearly close these two teams are in a lot of different categories. Now would be another one. So the Steelers in terms of getting sacks. They rank up in the top five of the NFL. They're going to have to get to Cam Newton. They're gonna have to hit him in. They're going to have to make sure that he doesn't have the time to read defense when things start to break down escape, I stated before if you if you were watching this or listening to this you're old enough to remember when this Euler played. Guys, like, Michael Vick. They always did the same thing. And you could even go as far as his Aaron Rodgers someone that's mobile enough that they can hurt you their legs. You have to cone them in. And what they meant by that. Is it the outside pass rushers? Cannot get taken up the arc in. That's scary. Because bud Duprey gets taken up the Arctic a lot. Now, he hasn't that has much in the last two weeks. But again, he's been playing some man relatively subpar tackles will put it that way. He gets taken up the arc that leaves a very clear running lane for Cam Newton, and he will talk the ball, and he will run it. And he will do it efficiently. He will move the chains. It's those type of plays that could just break your back repeatedly. So the Steelers key number one for me is to put pressure on Cam Newton. And I will also throw in you have to keep him in someone just mentioned on the live chat you need to put a spy on him. I agree with that. I'm not sure who that might be maybe Eljay fort not yet that that would be a tough task especially on a short week too. To try to figure that out. So that's my key matchup number one. What he ever Ryan? Maybe Morgan Burnett as well complex. We spy then arena as well. I remember one matchup. I'm going to go ahead. And look at the Steeler rushing game. You know, they are only ranked twenty second in rushing with one hundred one point six yards a game. And they're going against a very good rushing defense as you mentioned before their eighth only giving up ninety four point one yards a game James Connor he needs to get going and the guy that I probably think that he's going to see a lot of is all world, Luke Keithly. And you know, you're going to see a key going after him quite a bit. I could see that big some good motto Amano matchups y'know in the middle of the field. So if James can get going, and I know I say this a lot, but he sets up the pass. And we really didn't think he was going to do it last week against Baltimore. And if he could do that against a Baltimore rushing. Offense. Look what he can possibly do against someone. That is good. But not as great as what Baltimore was. He really helped win that game last week. He is one of the MVP's offense and James Connor. If he does the same thing once again than the Pittsburgh Steelers have so much more of a chance to be successful. So look at Connor versus Keithly. That's gonna be good match. If I remember that two thousand and ten game. I'm sorry. I wasn't to ten. It wasn't on Thursday night. It was when they played them in Carolina two thousand fourteen I've seen want was in that game. Yeah. But that was the game of lady on bell went off and then game. Yeah. And it it looked like Leuke que- was running in sand. And so James CONNER has the burst. And if he gets the holes if they can get to that next level. I'll tell you what I think they can run on anyone anyone. I don't care. They just did it against Baltimore. They did against the natty. They can run anyone if they commit to it. We'll get to that. In a second. I'm going to stick with the Steelers offense for my second key matchup, and that is going to be the Steelers no huddle. You haven't heard reports coming out that with the short week with them not being able to really game plan a lot the Steelers we're going to rely on their no huddle offense to possibly be their primary mode of transportation and. You know, what I like it? I like that idea. I like that thought process because you're not only going to give Ben Rothlisberger the chance to read the field. But you're going to hopefully, keyword is hopefully maximize your matchups when you talk about them the Carolina Panthers being able to substitute defensively. So I like the fact that the Steelers would go to the no huddle, but there's a caveat with this matchup, and that is they have to stick with the philosophy. Something Brind almost alluded to pretty much. Did they have to give James Connor the Carey's if they want to actually have a balanced attack? The no huddle is great. The Ben Rothlisberger cannot go into pass happy mode, unless they're down by twenty one points, and they feel they need to do that to get back into it. They are good enough to do both. They need to do both. I like the no huddle approach. But I want them to keep the philosophy. That is one then four straight games. That's my key matchup number two. What do you have Brian? Well, let's go to a running back once again. But on the other side of the the field Christian McCaffrey this guy when he was drafted eighth overall last year, he was considered by some to be, you know, a a chic pick who rose up the charts towards April the end of April and not everybody was completely sure what you're going to get with him. Well, this guy is the real deal. So far this year. He has five hundred two yards on the ground for four point six yards a carry. But this is what makes this guy so dangerous forty nine receptions out of the backfield. You've got to watch this guy. The Pittsburgh front seven has to be all over this dude to even have a chance in this game. I think this is the best offensive weapon that this team has. Christian McCaffrey, I believe is number twenty two and shut him down. You're going to have to if you need to have a fighters canes in this game. Yeah. Christian McCaffrey is a unique beast heads KYW. He's kind of like the Maya modern day player. But at the same time, he's kind of throwback fun to watch not when he's playing against your team. But he spent a watch. So. Yeah, that's a really good point. I'm gonna go with my third one in this is kind of two for the price of one. We'll give you Tuesday's special out there. And that is Ben Rothlisberger protecting Ben and the Carolina Panthers. Don't really get to the quarterback that much although Mike Tomlin made the Carolina defense sound like the second coming of our Lord Xavier onto Monday during his press conference saying basically, I don't know why we even show up because that good they are ranked nineteenth in terms of getting to the quarterback. They have twenty one sacks. That's not bad. That's also not elite. They need to keep Big Ben clean. They've done since the last four games. I also think if you wanna throw another one in there is the Steelers cannot turn the football over. They didn't do that against Baltimore. They had cleaned ticket. But look at these numbers. The the give take ratio for the Carolina Panthers. They are ranked fourth in the NFL. They have a plus eight turnover ratio. They've only had seven turnovers Nate have fifteen takeaways this team that thrives on. Takeaway. You cannot give them extra possessions. Stick with philosophy. I said it Laskey stick with the philosophy has been winning games. You don't always need to take the shot convert on third downs. Wind time of possession convert in the red zone and everything else will take care of itself. That's my third Witcher's Brian. Well, you know, what real quick you mentioned how Mike Tomlin makes everybody especially Carolina this week some like the Lord and savior. I have a I wrote this in an article, I think about a week ago how he can during press conferences, if I ever get in trouble with my wife, I wanna be friend Mike Tomlin because he was going to have her forgetting completely about it. And having me, look awesome. If. He just sticks up for me. So that's something. I'm I'm on that letter writing campaign right now, that's what I think of Mike Tomlin. But. As far as things go. Let's go to the offense of line of the Pittsburgh Steelers again, but let's single out one guy now all year long. This this unit has been pretty good. The munch bunch has really come together in the last four weeks a whole lot better than they had before. So you mentioned those eleven sex that they gave up nine were in the first four games. They've only given up to the last four weeks. So then a guy like Marcus Gilbert goes down. And then you're like, oh, no here we go. We're going to bring an unknown in so bringing the number seventy one from bloomsburg Matt filer, they call him the anchor. And now, I know why this guy is playing very in. The only reason I really know his name is because I listened to the the audio broadcast on the Pittsburgh radio network the other day, and they were just praising him up and down. And then I went back and watch the game again. And I was like this guy really has it going. It's another Mike munch heck reclamation project, a young guy. Now, this young guy is going to go up against an old feller. Julius peppers is going to be on that defensive line. And you have other guys on that defensive line. I'm like, Don Tari PO these older players Thomas Davis a linebacker. So the young box against the old savvy veterans, but I think Matt filer is the one guy that we need to continue to keep it going to just go ahead and watch Benz frontside. And really we anchor that line just like his nickname says. Mad filer magic. Mike munch AKIs at it. Again. That's the latest one right there. A picture him service bowtie thought that? I didn't say to do that. That was you on your own you take that for what it's worth. Okay. So there. Yeah. Your key matchups in everyone else can have their own. These are just what we have in our mind, we think are going to be important factors in his upcoming game. Now, we turn our attention to one player could be on either side of the ball could be on either team that could really turn the tide in this game. Brian I took the first matchup. I'll give you the chance to have the first player to watch who are you taking as that one player that could really turn the tide big. Here's the deal big things come in small packages, five nine Mike Hilton has become a Lear on this defense and Mike Helton needs to keep it going. He needs to hit like a truck like he does for such a little noon, but he is all over that field in as that slot defender that slot corner. If he keeps it going he's that is going to get you a turnover the pits. For Steelers do not have a whole lot of turnovers as far as interceptions in the last four weeks. That's actually the one category that they've regressed in their defensive Baxter secondary. They do not get interceptions. They need to get them. In one guy is going to come up with a key pick. I think it's Mike Helton. And he's the guy that I'm looking forward to have a big game. Yeah. That's not bad mean. I'm looking at the giveaway. Takeaway statistics, the Pittsburgh Steelers tied for twenty first with minus three and I want to say that they're the only team with a negative giveaway. Takeaway ratio has a winning record said. That's remarkable. I know it was I know that was true going into week nine a pretty sure that still holds true today. If I'm going to pick one player, this may sound like a I don't know like a gimme putt in golf, but hear me out into Neo Brown. We have not had an internal Brown type. In Tokyo Brown game. And what I'm talking about? Is that game where he has eleven catches for? I don't know one hundred and forty yards two touchdowns a game that he just takes over hasn't happened early in the season. It was because rothlisburger he were just not even close to on the same page since then he's gotten his touchdowns. But he hasn't gotten his receptions hasn't gotten his yard jumble. Kinetic defense. It's coming in ranked twenty second the NFL giving up two hundred twenty seven yards a game. I think that this might be a game that Antonio Brown might have a national TV, you know, he's gonna step it up. He's at he's that type of guy. This might be one of those games where Antonio Brown is Antonio Brown. If you know what I mean, that's what I'm going to take him to say Antonio Brown is the player to watch for the Pittsburgh Steelers because he's been great. And he's scored nine touchdowns already this season. But at the same time, I think you'd agree Bryant he hasn't. Really been in Tokyo Brown. Jeff you sunk my battleship. That was my fantasy player the game. Okay. I I agree with you one hundred and eight thousand percent because he's going to go off if he's going to go off he's gonna do it on Sunday night football on Thursday night football on Monday night football. He loves his audience. But he's itching to have that game where he dominates. I'm looking at this defensive backfield in in Carolina. Eric Rene's good. He's controversial. But he's good. But this guy against these corners Bradbury's just coming back from an injury groin this guy. Antonio Brown could definitely exploit this defense. And just go AB crazy A B equals C inefficient. Donio Brown is clutch. I I like that that can be a t shirt. You know, someone in our live Chad. Because I was somebody intimidate around than you piggyback that as faint transition or fantasy football talk. They said they're double teaming Brown. That's why you know, alluding to the fact that he hasn't had that break breakout game. I'm sorry. And I'm not demeaning you in any way, shape or form. But if you think that two thousand eighteen is the first time a defense has ever thrown two defenders internal Brown than I see. Jesse you save your money. Get NFL game pass go back to two thousand and fifteen two thousand sixteen two thousand seventeen watch teams not just put two people on him. But three people and him still put up numbers. Okay. This is not new tanto Brown. Him getting extra. Attention is not new and I don't wanna hear that Martavis Bryant gone bad, blah, blah that stuff because space issues is probably in terms of a complete receiver a bigger threat than Martavis. Bryant was. When he was with the Steelers. So this isn't new Antonio Brown is do it goes, it's not just his fault. Ben Rothlisberger shoulders a lot of blame. But at the same time, I agree with Brian. My fantasy start is Ben Rothlisberger. Because Ben Rothlisberger. I I've read some of this to ticks at the beginning of the show of you haven't didn't check those out. Make sure you go back to check it on a podcast for him. Then Roth burgers clutch in certain situations. And a lot of times that's home on primetime. We've seen him throw six touchdowns before we've seen him throw for over four hundred yards multiple times. I'm not saying it's going to be a yardage game. This could be a touchdown game. So for me, especially if you're in too. If fans will does that I don't play draft kings or anything else like that fan will will do your one game special play in regards to what they do is. They'll say gone channel you can pick any players within a certain allotment. They'll give you. I think two receivers running back a flex and a quarter or one player that could be an MVP. I love it. Yeah. It's a lot of fun. If you haven't done it, the MVP gives you one what is one point five more points, multiple supplier, and you know, the week I did it. And I won was Vance McDonald stiff arm. Vance McDonald because he was cheap in ice. I was seven hundred and fiftieth out of twelve thousand that week, and I won a few dollars. And it was just it was just fun to watch. So I'm doing that more and more with these with these standalone primetime games. Yeah. And the thing is for me is I think Ben would be perfect for that multiplier. I think he's gonna get the I think he's given the yardage. I think he's going to convert because this this offense is the antecedent of last year were last year. They couldn't convert in the red zone this year. They are. I don't have the stats in front of me. I wish I did in. That is just that the Steelers red zone conversion rate is in a top five. I believe in the National Football League. So I say fantasy start start Ben Rothlisberger. Bryant who are you sitting in this game? Jeff without a doubt in I give this to you. And I don't want you to tell too many people because this is my lock of the season. Do not start lady on bell. You're not going to get any of them. This. Week. Shut up. I mean what? Anytime. I've flustered Jeff I love it. Now. Seriously. I'm you know, this is tough. Because the Steelers offense is is really. It's rolling right now. It would be easy for me to go ahead and say James Connor and easy for me to be wrong. Because of we were thinking that last week, but I'm sure you were thinking that lasts. You're the one who called it. No idea. Delete thirty point. Okay. We need to go back and chat. We want to check replay on that. I'm throwing the red flag. I wish now I get the tight ends. We were talking about how stout. They are over the middle. I do like their safeties. I do like Keithly in the middle. I like Thomas Davis there. So let's go ahead in not start Jesse James or Vance McDonald this week. I don't think that these guys were going to go off. I think the receivers of Pittsburgh juju and definitely AB in even James Washington. Have a better chance of having a great game receiving wise than the tight ends. You know, I was gonna say vans McDonald for all the reasons he just mentioned in. I've I've actually played him on fan for the last played them not every week, but he seems to be a manageable price, and you always think of that Monday night football game. And could he had that big catch and run? It's going to get you a lot of points. So, but I'll go ahead and a different different angle here. And I'm gonna say that if I'm a fantasy player in not just looking at this Steeler fan. I'm gonna sit Cam Newton. I don't know. What it is it the Steelers played Cam Newton not a bunch. But it seems like every time they play him. He just does not perform. Well. I could be wrong would meet a first time. But if you're in daily fantasy league, I I would definitely go Ben Rothlisberger over Cam Newton. But at the same time, we'll see I like the Steelers pass rush. I think that it could be effective enough to get Cam off his game. So that's who I say said Cam Newton if we're going to go with I agree with you. I'm not gonna say juju definitely nuts at navy, Dan, James corner, all those players viable options to me. And so if I could go the Brian data's route and say this ABC's Ryan Switzer, hey that worked or sit Chris Boswell? But I'm not gonna do that. I'll give you a big name said Cam Newton. So there you have it. So right now, I'm not sure if the line is changed with the opening line was the Steelers. Or five and a half point favorites at home against the Carolina Panthers who coming in five and a half point favorites for which it's down to four four. Okay, today figured it would. But I wasn't hundred insurance. That's good four point spread. Now Steelers giving four what's your prediction in this game? Gosh, I've gone back and forth on this Jeffey. I I don't know. I originally on the hangover went thirty seven thirty three Carolina. 'cause this team worries me, but the more and more. I thought about it the more that I've realized that the Pittsburgh Steelers are still on that role. And I really believe in them. So I'm going to go ahead and flip that and go ahead and go thirty seven thirty three Pittsburgh, the one thing they're going to score a lot of points. I think both teams are going to put up a lot of points. You're definitely taking the over. I don't see it being like last week a twenty three to sixteen game. You know, a lot of this talk about the offense and stuff is it may be a little flipped from passing to running. But it reminds you of the when the Steelers played another NFC south team at Heinz. He'll knows Atlanta Falcons. And everyone said oh this high flying offense and Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley and devante Freeman came back for that game. And Matt Ryan and this team's it's going to be a high scoring affair will what did the defense? Do. Maybe huddled to eighteen points in their four game in the Steelers four game winning streak. No team has scored more than eighteen points. That's no worthy. I think it's time that some of us give the Steelers defense a little bit of credit now granted Baker Mayfield mcraven. Brown's offense is not, you know, stymying them to sixteen points, or whatever they had is not something to write home about. But at the same time, it's an NFL offense and you're doing your job. But I do think that eighteen point street gets broken. This week. I think that the final score. My prediction is dealers thirty four. Carolina panthers. Twenty six thirty four to twenty six. I think that the Panthers are going to kick a lot of field goals. I think the defense will hold strong enough. And I see this year's winning five in a row. They get a little bit of an extended break prior to their week eleven game against Jacksonville, which will be all jacked up for you know, this dealers want revenge on that team. That's a talk for another time, so Brian, and I both take the Steelers they we both have them go over thirty points, which they dipped down underneath that last week. But that's okay. Let's go run the other other games the AFC north just quickly disea- who you like there. I think the biggest game obviously will be the New Orleans Saints going up north to Cincinnati to play the Bengals the Bengals coming off a by week. He'd be like a net game. The orleans. It's what what is it who DAT against day? That's dumb. The saints. No, no, no. I know. Terrible. But here's the thing. I watched the I watched the game with a New Orleans in Los Angeles last week. And you know, right now, they're basically half game behind them. As for only reason I half game behind them as they had a bye and Los Angeles didn't. But right now when it's all said and done if they can do one loss, the number one seed in the NFC would be the New Orleans Saints all of a sudden with the Rams going down a loss. I love I've I think this New Orleans team is on a roll. I think that offense is just absolutely amazing with a legendary performer in breeze in Alvin Kamara who is one meal a lot as far of cheddar. And he did it last week in fan doll, which you failed to mention my second place finish. But you know, what I mean I- Cincinnati. I think I think that train stops now. This is a tough game. I it's on paper is run to the window and put your money on New Orleans. But there's a certain things that give me pause. They're coming off a BI week. The Bengals are team. Just sometimes they just won't die. You know, you hope they just die old yeller. You gotta take it out behind a tree and just put it out of their misery. Pittsburgh's done that many times. But a lot of times they just they just wall die. I was willing to say the Bengals we're gonna win this game up until I found out that AJ green is not going to be playing. Losing AJ green is going to be tough. That's going to be really tough. If you're trying to match blow to blow with the New Orleans Saints and that offense you're going to need all of your weapons and missing your best weapon is not going to be a recipe for success. So for me, I'm gonna say the New Orleans Saints win. I don't think it's going to be a blow out. I don't think I think the Bengals were getting injured Carl loss in their pass rushing rushing specialists is out with the year with an ACL. So they're getting beat up even though coming off by the saints to win. And if the Steelers went on Thursday, they advanced six two and one if the Bengals lose they go to five and four I believe would really put some distance. I think I speak for all Steeler fans. When I say that we all hope that that week seventeen game in Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati means absolutely nothing. And so that would be good first step in that direction. Now, Brian unless you have something I'll say about that game. He thinks falcons at the Cleveland Browns. I'm gonna go with the falcons here. I'm not going to go with my upset special over the chiefs. Like, I did with the Cleveland last week, which I just did this see you get frustrated and Communitty it like you did. But. I think the falcons are back. I think Cleveland is damaged. They're weary. They're they're down. Yeah. I did. They did they they're playing hard. And I think they're gonna be better. If there was a there's an upset pick of the week. Maybe I've take Cleveland at home against Elena, but I'm not picking up said pick of the week seven to take the falcons here. I think like you said they obviously go out and win it. So there you have it, folks. This is interesting for me. I'm looking at these late games here and all three teams that are playing. The ravens are on a BI week play NFC opponents, and if he salve opponents that's pretty unique. I didn't see that. So okay. Let's open up the questions we have some time here at the end of the show. If you have a question for the show in you're watching live on our UT fire away will answer them in rapid fire. And when they dry up, we'll end the show. But while we wait for some questions of coming out. A definitely will let everyone know that if you haven't checked up on this deal Curtin dot com. Do so ten articles a day. It's a ton of content. It's not all we're not one of the sites steals content from other sites. It's all original stuff to check it out. 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I will usually all we lined that out basically, in my opinion, if I'm going to give it to you really quick, it's Kennedy was run the ball. And can they south the run pretty much? That's what I think. Okay. Let's see here. Do you think that already burns will ever recover or do you think he's pulling Jarvis jets? I think he's pulling in already burns. And I hate to say this because he such a lovely person. But I think he's done. I think he's damaged as well. Yeah. I don't know. The quarterback position is a position that you had to have a lot of confidence. If you lose confidence, it's difficult to get it back. But it doesn't mean it's impossible already. Burns has the skill set. He has the talent he has his tangible tools what he did lax right now is the confidence. Jarvis Jones did have anything. So I'm not gonna compare Jarvis Judd's Jonas Jones headed inflated college to tick line, but he was not an NFL pass rusher period. So here we go question about your boy mad filer how much better do you think Marcus Gilbert, really isn't mad filer, and then also tax on whatever happened to the fullback in Roosevelt next. Go ahead and answer the final question. I. You know, what I think met filer is really good. But I'm still going with a pedigree of a Marcus Gilbert. I think Marcus Gilbert is I think his time in Pittsburgh is winding down. I'm not saying this year. But maybe next year you're going to start to see some turnover on that offense of line pretty soon. So this is going to be a good transition. But I really I I really think that number two pick from two thousand eleven is you know, I was down on him at first, but he's got his foot work together. And he should have been to the Pro Bowl a couple of times in the last few years. Yemi filer is a run blocker. He's an anchor at the what they call them. But you know, the Steelers are smart and might much hack is really aren't in terms of how he deploys his guys he has issues Marcus Gilbert when healthy is one of the better right tackles in the NFL in terms of the fullback question Roosevelt next. The Steelers lead to run out of the shotgun. This. He can't put a full back on the field when you're in the shotgun formation. So especially with Ben's finger being broken you noticed against the Browns. The ravens I'm sorry. They were under center a lot less probably because that didn't feel too good. So they're in the shotgun. More and more in the no huddle, which they plan to run more of they're going to be in the shotgun, even more. So that definitely nullifies Roosevelt next. Now, a lot of you'll say, you know, hey, get down to the goal line. Why isn't he going in? Sometimes when he put a full back in the game is kind of like a red flag of what you're gonna do. Whereas if you're in the shotgun he have three wide receivers or you have to others tight end you have options in the defense. Doesn't know what to do. They can't just load the box. It's all about that chess match into. That's my answer for their snow asked snowman as we'll Boswell get his head on. Right. You think he'll rectify his issues? Brian. I thought he was back in. There you go again last week wide, right. Every single time. You know, this is the first time we've ever seen this happen. You just talking about confidence with Artie burns. Maybe Boswell needs to get his confidence back. I see it. I you know, what I don't feel like he grips on filled goals as much as he grips when he goes to kick an extra point. So I'm wondering if it's just in his head, and he has to just get some kind of a slump BUSTER. And if you if you go back if you YouTube Mark, Grayson slump BUSTER, you might know what I'm talking about. It's not suitable for work. But maybe that's what Boswell needs. I think it's more mechanical with him. If you watch his MRs they've all been to the right kicking a ball is very similar to hitting a golf ball. And I need a Dini's. Smith is special teams coaches actually spoken about how they've tried to make some changes to his approach does alignment his follow through that all has to do with the spin on the ball, which all has to do with where the ball goes. So when the ball slices away, there's certain things he's doing that are causing the football to do that. That's why you see sometimes Vinnie. Terry was always great at this. He made he would kick the ball. And you would think he missed it. And then what you see? Yeah. Just comes right back in between the uprights they're playing it that way, it's the same as a golfer hitting a drawer fade. It's the same thing. So I make Boswell can get it right in easy. Get right it. That's for sure Mark asked. Why did the Steelers get flex from primetime against Jacksonville week Levin? All good nance's quickly, Jacksonville three and five entering week ten. They're coming off a bye. A week. They're disappointing year for them down there at the same time. They wanted the bears in Vikings, which is a huge NFC north matchup in prime time. I'm not gonna complain because as someone that has the stay up late after and do work about the came as a late night. It's one o'clock in the morning east coast time when I'm going to bed, but I also understand there's a lot of people that don't have Sunday ticket like I do that don't get every single game. And that's one less chance. They get to see the Steelers. So I understand some people's frustration. But at the same time, that's why I wouldn't be stunned. Keep an eye on week fourteen their game against Oakland in Oakland. Oakland's only won one game. I would not be stun Brian. I don't know if you checked the other slate of games if there's a better game on primetime wouldn't be stunned. If that game gets flexed up to agree. Yeah. That's definitely going to go. But the Steelers are gonna get flexed back into primetime. Most likely when it comes to the San Diego game on December. Second. So they're already talking about that. I looked at that slate of games, and I believe it Saint Francisco against Seattle that night and Pittsburgh, Los Angeles is ripe for the picking. So they're probably going to they're going to be minus two. 'cause no one's gonna watch the rate. I with a one win team. But I think they're going to go ahead and put Steelers chargers back in the primetime. So we'll lose to but we're going to gain one back. I disagree because there's already report out that CBS is protected. The chargers game the saints game and the patriots game meaning that the NFL cannot flex those out into prime time. So the CBS as as a CBS FOX might have protected the bid this is the saints game because that's a visiting nets. Pittsburgh is in in New Orleans. That's as a CBS game. Those three games were protected. I'm sure you didn't hear see that report yet, obviously. But. They cannot flex that game. So I did not see that. I'm not sure if they will be getting getting one back I thought about that and week seventeen. If you don't know there is never a Sunday night game scheduled until the week prior. Because they typically want that Sunday game to be a win in situation for the playoffs. So don't even schedule them yet. You know, what Marc Kabali just let me down because I read his tweet, and I was all excited as I regurgitate his tweet. And there you go bird bird Lodden, who's the director of the PR staff or the Pittsburgh Steelers. Then corrected Kabali and stated that just really that day in Kabul. Kabbalah didn't know it at the time. That's CBS is protected those games. So those games will not be moved. I hate to Russia bubble kind of enjoy it. But I hate to do that to you. All right. Let's go next one here. Do you think that lady on bill's going to return and do you even care? Go ahead. You know, what at this point? I I do care. I actually am one of the few. That would still welcome him back with open arms with the caveat that he is a second stringer in better get used to it and bring him in. But he's going to have to come back if he wants to go ahead and get credit for the rest of this year. So the deadline is the thirteenth. It's one week away. I think he's coming back once again, farewell Miami. It's gotta mean something. Yeah. The latest report is that he's in Pittsburgh couple of the two guys run. Our social media feeds say they they ever where they find this stuff. But he was playing basketball in LA fitness in resolve that. Yeah. In pittsburgh. And rumor picture report is is that he's in Pittsburgh. Now, he's not showing up this week. He's going to go to the Ohio State Michigan state game. It her report next week before the week eleven game against the Jaguars which leads us to another question. Does ma- does bells even make the offense better? And how the using if when he comes back. Well, he's better than Stephen bright. You know, I mean, you bring them in you. I mean, maybe sometimes you have them both on the field. And he's on the field Yang you to count for the guy. I mean that was the the big knock on James Connor early in the season that he wasn't as accountable as a Levy on bell. A now you have to account for James Connor. And if you throw in twenty-six back there you can account for both of them. But if Connor needs a breather. Yeah. You know, what I mean you bring a man, and it's just as lethal. You can never have too many weapons, and hey, these guys are grown men, and these this the front office their business owners, and if you can go ahead and have another attraction or something that can possibly make your team better than you're going to do it. The key the key to this whole thing is one man. And that's Mike Tomlin and I full trust. That he is going to go ahead and juggle this and work this situation. A right way that is best for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Yeah. Yet doesn't trust there. And here's the thing. I did a radio spot today is a station ESPN station San Diego, and they asked me about Dell. And how do you think how do you think that players will respond? I don't think the players care at this point. They were pissed off after we one when he didn't report when he said he was going to. But since I think now, it's the point where they might actually look forward to him coming back, then they wouldn't have to answer stupid questions about of anymore that hey, you wanna ask him go. He's right over there. Go talk to him. Don't talk to us. Go talk to him and said that might be a little bit of a relief. And is it is getting an all pro player back a bad thing unless the Steelers tried to do some really stupid to back scheme. I don't think they're going to start him right away. James Connors, proven. He's capable but having to capable backs when. This is a team that my goodness. How many times have we seen running back lady on bell? Get injured down the stretch in in kind of screw the team. It's not his fault. You know, you think about the the groin pool in the AFC championship game. You think about the knee injury in two thousand fourteen week seventeen against Cincinnati all these times where for crying out loud and fourteen in that AFC wildcard game against Baltimore. They picked up Joshua Harris is one running back and they picked up the former Brown. What was his Tate, Dan Tate? I mean, my gosh, you picked up a guy off the street because you had no one that they thought was capable. So, you know, jevon James Connor. He's had a lot of touches. So far this year fell comes back. They work him in the kind of utilize both to their strengths. I don't think there's anything wrong with that. We'll talk about that as it comes up. But at the same time, he's not there. He's not there this week. So there you have it so Brian is there anything you want to say to the fan base before we call it a shell. Don't stop believing. Don't stop Seleman this team has found themselves. They are on a roll through Carolina. I feel that they can then they are going to continue to roll despite tough games. This team is exactly what we hoped for. When this whole season started their here. Yeah. And they control their own destiny. That's the biggest thing they control their destiny at this stage of the game. Which is after a horrible start. That's all you could ask for. And so this is a game. If they win this game. They could sit back get that many by weeks so to speak before they play the Jacksonville Jaguars would really go a long way. But again, make sure you stay with us. 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Ep 126 - The Canadian Caeser

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Ep 126 - The Canadian Caeser

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What we're harboring international fugitive right now by the way was not supposed to be here for this? Episode is flight was originally scheduled scheduled for five. Am I believe this morning. Five thirty five thirty. Am Wild what happened. Decisions were made decisions. Remain I mean Zeke was in town Romans whites who am I town in America whom I who am I to leave having a good time no but I feel like like you're already here illegally. Oh Yeah I mean now. You're definitely red flag because you missed your your flight changed it. I don't know if that's the only clue where we're harboring and I wonder I wonder if you're going to get patted down extra. Here's a good good thing though. I switched my flight. I got a guy in Victoria. Customs Guy who who goes to the same Jim as me every time I fly back late. He's the guy a really great so now we're so what can we smuggling. The candidates are only are you a fugitive. You're also smuggling no no. He's the best. He's a good guy what's his name. I don't feel you. You have a drinking problem by the way it's time we address it. Let's get I do not think I either either. tyrod peer pressured by everybody. WHOA excuse while you're not you can't make decisions grownups man? Oh man pressure's really. He stared at me for about twenty minutes. Is just a call come on just one. Yeah just can't have one claw told you this million tires. The laws are impossible just to have won so now we're getting down to that definition of having a drinking problem is you can't just have one. Yeah that's why I drink once every six John would up everyone out there letters to your here. This is a we love you. Yeah your life is garbage. You're drinking. You're white call addiction. It's affecting us. All gumby was nursing water. I drink for about twenty five minutes or so and then in the next twenty five minutes I think he went through five ause. You're hurting. The people love good. Good billy gates will suck and down cokes. Folks like they were outlawed and then left to our sixty four ounce cokes phillies anxiety social anxiety excited kicking in when we walk into Tiki box. Online people packed in there goes. Yeah I'll see you. Ah I don't do well if I can't move and like not have to elbow my way through people And so people don't know yesterday in Indianapolis was the big ten champion so it was basically a sea of red it was Columbus. Yeah it was. It was Saint Patrick's Day basically Columbus Ohio. That only two and a half hour were for Ohio state fans so basically they play that snoopy song. Hey snoopy snoopy hang on slupic. Yes so I mean. Every single bar was packed bars. That normally don't open until night where open at eleven. Am Nice little because they had the basketball game football game so big day for Buckeye. The Guy Fans it was nice. Little Day in downtown was crazy do we strapped art drinking boots on. Put our hearts hard hats. What into the drinking minds minds for eight hours some of us more than eight hours? What's impressive is nick? said he button things up by eleven. PM Yes that's that that tells me you guys had a full day up until that points. Nick Nick can handle his shit and if he decides at eleven field. I don't know if that's what we would consider handling in your professional digs. Move to pack it up at eleven. PM To leave seventy five thirty. I have proof here online fucker on my left. Thank God by the way at seventy five percent off because those boys were a surgeon last. How long does Sergio for I don't know is is that known information all because usually it's like an hour after the game but I guess it was like going on six hours? It was surging Friday as well. I had to go to the kind of a state police reunion Christmas Christmas parties guys. I used to work with. And it's just in Greenwood Indiana which are not a bit of a giant but Wanted to drink some like taking number one hundred seventeen dollars the one hundred dollars and I would have taken offered to drive him. Where's this John? That Greenwood Indian hello It's about thirty. Five hundred eighty sucked it up became a man. Went there only a few drinks that it says a lot of you that you'll be here that says a lot what you think about companies driving skills. Well this slander undertone. Do you have a car Keta. Oh Yeah I didn't. I didn't know that gump is actually good driver. Guess Rank Utah Number. He drove of. We do the comedy tour Columbus. He drove the big. When you a on the wrong side of the road I drove because all of you guys were drunk? Oh totally you have the the problem now. I know I've met admittedly. I'm not here tonight. Is We're not denying it though a great life with his self control issue. Sometimes I I. I'm really getting better just sticking a beer. I no problems on here. Last night is comedy. Show in Seville Ohio which by the way ten roleplaying Dina County which I kept saying Medina Adina the whole time so we showed it up a bunch of cops right and their spouses or whatever. I'm like zero chance. I get out of there without drinking right so I'm Gonna I'm GonNa stay so I got a hotel room prepared for ago. They're just happily Komo Yangling guys. They won't have Jameson. Always has to come out with shops gets passed around next thing I know I'm like Oh shit their way later but I loved it. The only thing I like more than telling cops stories is listen to other people's stories and this place was swarming like half. I think half the cops there were were undercover. You guys from this drug task force. which by the way during the show I was like I'm talking to Castle Mike so I started? Tell stories like clap. If your copy no claps I like the guys worked. You worked in drugs before whatever nothing and I'm like. Oh yeah they're cover the neck on getty also open to the public if they could go so they're like no other active undercover. That's just try to fuck your fucking knock. So is the swap stories and Drake Jameson for a long time. Should dull moment it just all other stories for your stay on. No and I heard the most incredible police story. I've heard in a very long time. And that's been racking my brain all morning because I wanted to mention and I remember it. Got Him probably tomorrow. I will but I remember going. This is the most incredible story I've ever heard and I can't remember who told it or what it was about. But tomorrow I'll wake up and remember four Medina diener Medina Medina doctor with dynacast. What did you ever the Jonah? She was a real look You're in Atlanta. How's it was fun? We went to the SEC championship Egypt nailed. It was fun. One quarterback is amazing. Job Borrow job is real good he he has great pocket presence Salaam breakdowns. You know it was really cool to watch them and we We hung out with pats agent. Yeah it was his box. It was the hawks box and canola. There was some big name that was gonna be. They're not they'll show big names besides Mr Putin himself. Yeah and you and you know women sweet sweet Z.. Z. I was the SEC atmosphere. Oh my gosh like like. The cowbell was at Michigan State. Yeah I thought that I was like the greatest college honestly. I've been sue but then it was all dog fans. Yeah and then they kick off. I never realized I did like the whole entire like dog chanting. It was pretty. The really scary dog is really fun though. That's good. How about Awesome Stadium? Yeah the Sphinx. Ter- they call it because he looks like a butthole upto classic. What do you mean sprinter? What do you mean? That's his face disfigured. I heard it both ways recall literally. AH IT MAKES LUCAS OIL. Like lose only has one window thing that when Lily opens up a butthole opens up men in black. Like they're about to shoot you and I realized why I terminated Independence Day just like the big win the laser beam games. So Oh I guess if you ever watch a falcons game you know how like lakes always looks. Empty is because they add haunts their bottom row bar where there's humongous. TV's and stuff that all their seats they they don't send their seats. They just go below bar but it sucks because if you want like a home atmosphere there's no one your seats. They stay inside Cobb areas. They should sell tickets for the seats. But then also just sell tickets where you are just at the bar the exact standards and that's why they're Piping some hi typed in sound gone trouble. I thought that was only at the old stadium. What do you want a better toothbrush? Luckily our friends a quick could help us with that. Let me ask you. What actually makes a better toothbrush? Is it industrial strength. Thank power is it. Claims of miraculous trendy ingredients is it multiple modes. 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Your I refill free at Nokia. Oh with whip dot com slash heartland get quip dot com slash heartland. There is a simple way to support our show and start brushing better. But you have you gotta get Q.. U. IP DOT com slash heartland to get your first refill free go right now to get Q.. Ip Dot com slash heartland dumpy said the other day he said I said. Are you going to go out those guys. Because I knew Roman when cash from Nick I think was put in charge of hosting. Yeah so I was like. Are you going to go out with them or whatever and Dan he said no way Paul. Last thing. I'm going to let happen. Is me fly back home with a hangover and he has a hangover by the time. I fly out now. I won't twelve hour news stoop I knew I was going to have an old talk about it and it was like eight. I was yeah I mean I. I'm just dumb. How does that work though he was on one flight what do I do? I was like power up and Fox. He's like we just don't want you to go home man. I don't WanNa go home either man. And when I yeah yeah digs did to give me a nice hog instead. I want you to stay. Oh aw I must have been really on your dad's off at about three if you have a Tiki bar. That's three thirty. Tony is the speak speak me ran over to the DJ. I looked over and you ran over and you've got his car. Yeah he's doing. My wedding wedding heaters. Oli The hat to the raccoon raccoon off. There's nothing better than being drunk and then making long-term commitment that's the best thing I've taught five in the world of not caring and make and getting right out of of those things the best just see the whole club was just like on fire and you look to your left and it's still bright outside and then I had my hat on so that's just a whole different mood for me like the top thing or whatever. Oh yeah now the old one the new one did mash off it. It makes and address up yeah addressed to the championships. We're GONNA come on. Yeah I used to be the guy who every single time we go out we would make plans immediately. Cancel the next day and everyone else would be stuck doing those plants. It really goes golfing seven. Am everyone's still talking. Oh it was nice though because at least the plans were made aid. Coordinator I zero. Oh well we landed at least nick pretty good shuffleboard player. By the way I mean we got tournament every year. Big Tournament here. Yeah well I mean. We played Connor and bill over here and there were destroyed came to have some flows a two one series. Yeah you guys got incredibly lucky in that one game though and the other two games were whitewashes. Honor is very consistent and I would either put four in the three or all of them will go off the side of the board before halfway all strong shuffleboard is the best ask they have to have a good board donor bar trying to play in their boards. Shitty fucking Comey said Role Orleans real hard all in keeping shit level cobalt levels levels best three foot level in the business also so informed. They don't carry them home. Depot only love also a two foot level. I'm seeing twenty four hundred foot level for the last three months. Search some guy very test lows. Let me know. Hey you need to stop promoting that those are haunting. You're right the Las Vegas you get from our list. That's the best. Exactly they'll let you know you did you make when connor for the long haul. I was there for the long pants and shoes. I was going to Bob. I we'll be there if you're going for the ninety nine percent of this listening that don't know what Tiki Bob's is. It's basically this ratchet trap every trap arms a hole in the wall every city has I'm just thinking your nearest city or the city. You live in the most ratchet nightclub where the craziest shit happens like nothing good area though. Don't yeah I went back. I think I ended up thereby myself. bar behind the back bar behind the bathrooms. Ah Hallway. It's just I mean only made men really are invited back through time you got income on your back there. Searching for Klaus they ran me so pass through our clause like nick no more claws and then I went back to Tiki. Bob's again asked again. Still no clause put into freshwater lake between five and one. AM somebody would have made it. I mean I could win. Everyone do enjoy that bars are offered though it it makes a huge difference and it takes money to because I used to spend drinking vodka gingy. They're a little more expensive than the class. Oh yeah they're what's a concert Guanabara. Six sixteen ounce ponders if you could talk down Avakian a short glass. I don't know thirty seconds each time. Sixteen ounce pound or can I mean that's got some legs on my lady. I grabbed bronze Yesterday before after the show and I hadn't had a body marina longtime head Sta- Alicia so I'm like I'll get a bloody mary and it was so good but I like lost my voice drinking it. There'll Bisi man and it just hangs. Yeah because it's thicker right so hangs on your and I'm like before I get halfway through my brunch. I'm like what is really. It's fucking hard into the Godfather. Yeah Michael Media. It is the tomato juice tomato. Okay what he's thinking. Oh we have Caesar's back home. They're starting all those things. Stay stay there so bad like the salted rim. I'm Marguerite Art. It's a Canadian Bloody Mary. It's bad does it. Tastes like a buddy me. It's better know what's the drink Mexico all -clusive. They have like the the beer with tomato juice. Yeah Oh we're here. We just call them bloody beers but they're good to read. They're actually really good. Are you going to explain what Caesar you don't know. No I don't know one knows because I don't think that often what is it sold at the rim salt on the glass. Yes vodka clamato Addo juice sold on the rim. No there's something else I mean I'm not gonNA stick instead of celery. Maybe oh that would be the worst swing. Canadian missed everything. Caesar Mixed Mutt sauce and warships saw what the fuck is a Caesar like Caesar dressing. I Love Salad. Almost the name of the drink nuh reebok ingredients again. Typically contains vodka a Caesar Mix. What Caesar Mix like a Caesar Salad mix mix anchovies? Caesar Salad Mix. I bet it does have a celery tomato juice and clam juice glam juices underrated. That's what you're looking for. My bloody. Mary was medicine claims. It does a bloody Mary. War sister in mind you ever do horseradish sometimes the clam juice just like if you picture like opening and then when you let your juices underrated and then technically I have no idea what Clemson says. I just pictured clans. Zito's more I I always happy. Love Gore was opening. Nick Not Walking Nick in the morning making himself little bloody Mary then he grabs sheet. Go off the Christmas bomb. That's why we love you. Mrs Perez also great as you think is he does girlfriend's dad listens the show now so he's probably GonNa be really impressed. That line rate would they ever meet missed I heard about your clamps sleep with Nick. Making some sick routes acceptable. Go to your girlfriend's dad solve the video of path ONA's balls in front of the hope and thought that digs was was bragging on your skills. Do Haircut what do you mean you. Don't I like googling me let's do it. Let's have Tony poses you whenever the time comes to. Finally all it'd be like what was that Dave's Dave's repulsed trailing spouses. They've spoken he did it. Jake rocks it. Would you act if you were going to be Zito meeting. Oh I would like what I pretend to be Zito. 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One time he gave me a appoint money to buy two ounces of crack in the hood so a lot. Yeah sounds it was. I think it's probably thirty five hundred dollars or something. I'm like that so they put up to me. I think it's more than that anyway. It was a bunch of money on crack. Come in when you buy it powder kinda rocked up. Oh it's locked octuplets. Diamond Blood crack. But I wouldn't have known it from the powder is coke. That's the difference between saw. Come on so I go there and it's actually the FBI VI case right but ATF. Put up the money provided a lot of surveillance and protection. They were kind of reactionary team. So I went to FBI inform as girl too attractive to be informed by the way to be buying heroin in the hood. How hooked up with this guy? Initially was heroin now. I made a rookie mistake. At the time of the rule. You just never go big real fast fast. You know what I mean so I was just buying little buttons of heroin from a guy and then all of a sudden on Mike. Let's go and easy and I was like. Hey what would make this federal. And they're like crack and I'm like how much they told me I'm like all right so I called the guy up to ounces of crack never by phone before the veterans were telling me like we are a dummy. You'RE GONNA get robbed or they're gonNA know you're the police. Let's knocking to work out and I said Nah now. Good I am so guy says being get it so we go there and I'm sitting in a car with the FBI informant. And they're the there. Were so worried about me getting robbed because of the stupid. The thing I did that they would let me go into place before. He's the guy pulled a gun wants already in the stairwell so you're not going to place. He so he's not gonNA turn some e one so I had to park in a parking lot next to it. There's like got a big privacy fence between the two and all the ATF. Guys are at a hotel room. Someone hotel parking lot. So they're ready. They can pop out if they need to. So guys piss asking around around. We're sit out there for like an hour. No you come in here. And I'm like I ain't coming in there yet gun less time. He's got a gun this time and I'm like I'm not coming in there so he's like. I weighed about our. They're all anxious to not in the McGill bit longer. Finally Guy. He's me back. He's like a semi guy. He's got a Mike. Okay cool some sitting there before I left like easily where we're gonNA bump sitting in the car it's one of the FBI gang task force guys hands me a guy he's like. Don't don't take your gun in case some happens. He's like us this one. It looks like a bag icon. It was it was a revolver had duct tape on the handle. I got that in the glovebox right so the guy comes walking and for some reason he just staring like a look death and he's walking real fast for me and Mike Hottest. Doesn't this kind of serious and I look at what the girl and I'm like I think it's GonNa it's GonNa shoot me in the face she's like are you serious. Did Not look like he's about to do she goes. Oh my God this you need you need to cost. It's about a union. Stop this. I'm like no we're going to be all right. I think we're GONNA be alright so you just keeps getting closer and I keep thinking I this out right now. Because he's got his hands like a Hoodie. Walk in and I'm like I'm trying to make this decision real time you're GONNA put out. What are you gonNA jump out? And I'm like no it's going to be fine but by then to linked he's on me and I'm like this is it. I'm I'm dead. And he just reaches out and he holds out the baggie drops it in my lap to the window. I just handing the money and I was so relieved shooting in the face they really look at the dope. Yeah and he walked away and she was like Oh my God. I thought you were dead scraped and I looked down and I was like Oh man. We just bump baking soda. That's not crack. Doc she goes. It's powdery crack. I was cracking baking soda. So I'm like these guys are right. I got ripped off. I got robbed not a gump way away but I got robbed lost other money so jim had to go back to apologize. Those big go back in and get your money or did did you call me like. Hey I know he's told me fucking I mean they wrote indictments on all the guys later in the evening. You can't sell a counterfeit substance either. It's not as big a you know it's not going to be a federal crime or anything but it. It was a charge. Baking Soda. Illegal boxes. Don't do it so crackers rocks. There's like a diamond. No it always always comes in a condom bag. ISLIP sign them. Diamonds wrapped up. What looks at Crystal Meth? Looks like diamonds like rock salt raking bad blood meth like blood diamonds. Real expensive. Some say it's mind for it in Africa cocaine Iraq's that'd be awesome if they're what drugs came from the earth you find them. I wish I love mining running big minor guy. I mean it's healthy people to work in the Mines Tzu Dude. You'd like when you have to work hard for your drugs. Well he outside fucking. I agree died for Baking Soda. More you want. I don't like this legalization. Just walk in and handed money. No you want somebody smuggling lean living cracks not legalized pot all trucks. There was back in the day. Would you buy we. There's a little bit of rush. You got every single time Adler yeah just like go fucking buy gown of milk. What was your opening line like a new drug dealer? I never had. I never had one I was. I always went through a friend or something like that. No you never actually like scared scared. Couple couple points to separate Romar smart to rush. What was the rush there? What do you mean Paul said you wanted to Russ? You're scared wwl dealer. Do you never make the first contact. Just walk up some guy you don't know. We'll put out craigslist make an introduction. It's a real rush. Never bought drugs before you get into this another guy. Yeah you make it can i. 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I don't like they played it a picky inside and like everything it makes you feel. Do you guys know Pego. Let's go he's a let's go pitt. Or Penn state sucks people. Really Think Penn State so few of those chance in Bob's the highest day in Penn state or like two of the largest True competing the BRESCA BRESCA hallway that we grew up right in the middle of those two called says. They're they're tough to handle. That's why we miss here. Like we have the purdue basketball ask ball thing kinda which is pretty big like there's a big divide there but like you guys had such a hardcore in both directions like with clearly. I was talking to guys show last night from Cleveland. Cleveland fucking this guy. Really cool the guy and he was talking about And he has a lot of money to the days like all the rivalry in Cleveland. Last night he was talking about like the great history between the two places he would historic games. He went to all over. And I wanNA tell you this S. he publicly in front. Everybody there said you know what Mike Tomlin probably most underrated coach in. Yeah no shit. Most of them are too proud to admit Cleveland fans. I don't know why I mean. And he's out on credit kitchens he says oh I mean where are you going to say about me. Digs was having a a good job with a guy for Cleveland in the Linux tiki ball goes Ohio. Would you draw from Cleveland until he goes. Oh that's too bad. It consists because it's just something I gotta do. You gotta give but no you don't. We've talked about this before you guys don't have the The geographic rivalries gnarly. Not at all. I mean. The football doesn't help because the division so kind of space like Jacksonville familiar like we have Baltimore. Cleveland it's all route three more. Sure yeah kind of sucks for us like that because because we don't really have anything we like to go. The Colts Games how tame it is came off the. Yeah the hoosier hospitality. Saudi is is is is a real thing do basketball eggers to be something but they haven't both been good at the same time right. It's kind of falling out. They used to be why was younger. It was like when Bobby Knight was there and then Katie was for purdue I mean people will go out. Do you want to be able to watch. Every single GONNA fell game this season. No matter where you live what team you root for. Yes fins up dumpy season. There's a proven way to watch every football game live for a fraction fraction of the price of direct TV or NFL Sunday ticket and it is express VPN. Oh but nick. How does that work? Well here's how it works US Express. VPN To by international game pass recipe unless you spoof your location so you can buy the international game pass for just one hundred twenty five bucks. goodest this book stream all the Games. What if you live in Indianapolis but you root for the Pittsburgh steelers I do and I do that? And I- stream stream all the games here. It's easy express. 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I don't know what's going on or do you have the partly lead to blame too. I don't hits myself. I don't catch myself as intimately as I should. Tortilla might be part of the sexual. I I would say because I don't know I I just like the farther you get towards that coast. People were just more tradition. Come up aggressive. Is the word I was looking for. Yes no no way plus. You're all talion. You just get worked up over. SH SHORT TEMPERS ABOUT CHICAGO. You guys you hardcore right. Get the bears cups on stuff like Canada lot of a lot of times in Chicago because we don't really have that like lots of people are can knocks fans blue Jays as fans seahawks fans. It's like fair weather. You know what I mean from their shows. I've I'm pretty passionate about my teens. Yeah most of them are in Canada. Yeah but I'm just saying that's what I'm saying like there's I don't know how you grow like I was talking about last night as as the hillbilly sides my family and whenever this lady come after the show she married this guy who's not a hillbilly right. But she's of hillbillies like Cardinal. She was making fun of my family was like they're not hillbillies is let me tell you about hillbillies like they're from down there like way South Kentucky Toward West Virginia thing. Her husband was telling me like his. It's culture shock when he married into this family. They go to the first funeral they go down. He goes down there to her homestead with his kids and everything they go. This funeral funeral this. Everybody sleeps in church with the body for three days. What like they sleep in sleeping pews they make beds on the pews and they sleep with the body in the church for three days every now and then somebody breaks out starts screaming and tongues all this crazy stuff to eat like what the fuck is going the Jewish community do they see minds about the rest of the world to be honest more like yes usually for six days you set with the body for the by your your your house? Your the house is open for a week. Yeah I mean they're sleeping with a dead body of the church for three days the Jewish religion. You have to just unlock your doors. Awards and stuff for says it's open to like fabric. John like an open house and more meet face ships. They keep this one around the house. The ball extended sleep with a dead body in the church. That's what your kids and people breaking out today. So and then they have to carry the coffin body aisle all of the church smell and dig a hole themselves. Yeah Embarrassment Yeah Picture. That Irish people should do that. I also pictured the cousin Eddy doesn't have a back they got my hand. I don't die in the middle of winter no ground. Why don't you you you know used to how they used to take the dead body and prop it up in the room? No no like in the in the living room in your house and it would just be there please. I do that like with nails. No this prop up the thing. You've seen them forgiven. What they did with Just stands there. Yes he's done you know. Nail it to the wall flush. You don't go flush it at an angle. It just sets up like this. So how does it not just like rhythm boredom that was it not slumped in your filled with fluid. They've they prepared your body for. Yeah there's like a a real good time jokester Hillbilly one time. They'll probably like propped up in the middle of night. Got The body up Incirlik moving around remember the viral clip with a guy that was he died and they put them playing playstation. Like this come up and play. 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You don't say streets fielders all dog. Don't fucking do it don't do it. Don't be talk a reverse that it even happened. We took it up. I don't know I think because they still people still go to witchdoctors. There's still some hillbillies hillbillies form of witch. Doctor was also telling me about it too. I don't remember Rollo's Jameson stuff like I don't know that's worse beer. I remember being a kid by Billy Graham. Like if you've got burnt she put mayonnaise on all. We put butter on ours. Yeah the worse thing possible burden something. That's going to make me worse burr. Maybe maybe slightly more delicious your cooking my arm. It looks good baby. Someone gave them some type of like bomb one time or some actual like. Oh it's the same same issues. So what are you gonNA do mustard. Actually for on the grill mustard works. I mean what Google gets actually helps relieve. The pain doesn't help heal it but it takes a fire out ice get cut as a kid and I had an aloe plant in my room and I would break off a leaf and put them on. What was going to fucking do anything? Would I needed stitches. You're bleeding did you have just one. They lasted like two months. got a lot to do. Get a lot scores all over Tony. Hey we play outside Bailey. Play outside outside until so I Hit a one of those elevated ramps driveways with my bike got like three feet three feet in the air and somehow cut my completely wide open. Good remember the pedals just made to shred kid he would come around. And just watch Femur seamer muscle scar got all I got all those talk came up and just all my calf fucking shit hanging out of it. more someone gets a fucking you mean right next to my eye because we were playing something wherever we had to run away from people and I turned around see where he was and then I turned back in fucking tree branch off the word tonight. Experiment sharp stick in the. Oh Yeah I am a stupid way life would have been different. Yeah it'll be like nobody would like you anymore. I know you cannot patch on these now you could but then I think you made fun of you would affect your self esteem. It'd be a whole different person right. Now Yeah you got to move your head a lot more one millimeter. I definitely would have went into crown. Tony I patch. I'm pretty sure that was a character you got you gotta go full Mafia. There's no chance I would be either dead or in jail right now. Your Dad would have been like you know. We were hoping he would go to college but he lost Austin I is one of them now a few patches of kid. There's no way you make it. Aw My engine going putting the right hire with the right. Aw When a company gets exactly the right person they're looking to fill the position? It means success for everybody. I'm all about everybody getting. There's this do do better. It's better for everybody. 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There are no stupid questions just stupid. People's four thousand degrees up very pro Jimmy answers the truth question number one digs question. Number one comes from Kevin Underscores score. Skin it's a fake name skaters they can have a statue made of anybody in parentheses can be yourself and parentheses. What pose would they be in and anywhere in the world? Would you put it. I don't know that's worded correctly. Where would you put it in the world to one for you? I want a big old round. Portly statues Jews. Eat come on but I want them to capture your strong powerful CAV's is going to be you sitting in the driver's seat flicking looking up the gear shifter on the RV right incentive metlife state are expected to find the answer. I put this in my notes yesterday at four forty five PM. Do you feel the rain on your skin. No one else can feel it for you. Sound like you're musician. -sition writing down lyrics. The pop definitely ought to it always to the wedding. My statue is going to be multiple. Statues can't do that and it. It's the same statue was not the question. It's one statue. Connect thirty mass produced so it goes to the best strip club in every the city. And it's a statue it's a gold statue of Johnny sins all let's and it replaces the stripper pole in strictly stick. Yeah so that's what we stripping on the Johnson statue correct like. No no I mean. His Dick will be part of the statue. Okay yeah you can get more creative. Your whole body parallel goes down. That's it's up to the club. My statue is going to be like fifty me position directly across the driveway of the guy that used to be captain that I hate fucking and it's just me I giving both middle fingers. A him have no pants on revenue giant giant Horse Cock and it's resting over the shoulder of his wife who is lower portion of this is shaped over her shoulder. She just this kind of look like this Cox really heavy at the look on her face because he has a tray of cookies baked baked for me in judge. The cookies cookies are good enough. I will take the cock you can see all that and the statue burner counties the Evanston soon so it can drive out of every day. It's a great question. It's going to ruin his marriage so I watched the one yesterday jet sadly I think we deserved a statue. Maybe it'll be like the pyramid. That's in the one the movie. I don't WanNa know spoiler alert obviously but There's a big houses. Is this movie. I'd never seen one. Let the bodies hit. We had gently. Can maybe pattern Chicago next the chase. Oh I also want to fifty foot statue of todd. But it's going to be him trying to feel the XFL punt that was kicked off the show. Youtube hit his eight about how Larry Little half a second included. Pat Kicks a Ball Sofa working on it it moves. He can't move so much and if you don't catch it just write. It lucky hurts on this ball. The point of IT Timmy. Right unlike a sharp part of my fucking shoulder just exploded right in my implant. I was actually scared I was like I think I'm GONNA be fucked up. I mean the sound alone of its missile Japan. Him Gimme Al Bundy doing the heisman. Let's go touchdowns in one game. But it'd be him with his shirt on for money. Works of the shoes Do a poll they had PULCI. Jerseys I would loved one of those corner fucking brady little honesty with a giant October. My Yeah I was thinking a little actually a Sanchez but fumble statue would be awesome but rather a Tom Ford with the football falling over when he tried to do a five step drop rob Ford offered it got robbed for. Yes that would be nice downtown Toronto. Yeah that'd be awesome memorial recipe. You Hate Toronto so recipes impeach to question number two comes from Col. Twitter Guy's name is at cooking to do three but his handle thing is at Canadian. Falcon Love Ring Name. It's a great name. Yeah that's pretty cool. Canadian and Falcon Loser Canadian Alcoholic. Get to the fucking fucking questions. Also not not worded correctly. If you to be raised Komo TV family who would it be mines yellowstone yellowstone. The cost is my dad. I'm the favourite son and gets run the ranch also on the cattle police guy like the sheriff the Cata police and go out there and kill whoever. I want. Legal bodies out there in the mountains nearby nosing different the front. I'm rich as fuck. I won't be raised. I I want to be raised by the gallaghers shameless. That'd be pretty cool. Life would be no expectations inside. Do whatever you want. There's live your life two of the hottest girls on TV. Show okay. Awesome and end and Kevin's wife. Oh yeah what's your name. Boy Named Show yes she is smoking Kevin. Kevin is fit as Fox doctor Jack he never plays like a bad ass movie or anything everytime you always plays. Somebody's silly Jack Giving them yeah. So the gallagher's that's a good one. I forgot about that evening. It's a real tossup between Tim Allen's home improvement family. Oh Oh yes it was tough or the family from step by step and I think I want to go. With step-by-step cody sweet ass van. He parked outside the House. You just go author and hang out and definitely get high in that van with him. Nice Nice Yeah you market your loser brother. Go Mark Sucks. Tell them he was a little. We'll do this all the time. But now he's cool as fuck. You know we still about mark because he was a gothic. We had some really cool stuff. Show Big Janko. Jt fell off alive. He's definitely live. But we've just cash data like I'm getting out of that. CAST like have a big mass suicide or something. Excuse me got together improvement step by step by step. I don't think so fell. I love all we're talking about job. UH-HUH I WANNA look up. Jonathan Taylor Thomas. Other people tell their families. Yeah I would do the tanner film. I mean Bob Saginaw Uncle Joey Johnston break. Hey sexy assisted adopted. You can't put it on Skyro- you could be the troubled neighbour who's owes Maybe the DAD got arrested get locked up and the MOM died in the car crash. Rashes take you win. No way you're free talk. Live in the basement with fucking What's his name? Joe Joey Joey Gladstone. Basically do uh-huh yeah. Hang out with Kimmy Giller a be all up in this giblets. Ah I don't really have a family. I think I'd just like to to be with Bobby. The axelrod who would raise you right. Car winslow all. He's a great dad he was he would take great. He's path to pillar the community was. We should probably go there together. Back accepted my problem with it. Uh that's a problem first step is accepting billy. I'd be a former from that seventy show. Oh Yeah it's it's a tough family reds reds a tough tough guy to live around guy. They had some wicked fucking rooms in that house. I'm on ask alive or dead. He's alive I don't know yeah as you put that out there not wanna put out their DADS. He's he's live course. Live forever Jonathan Taylor Thomas. He was as in one episode of last man. Standing in two thousand all gets show to teen like a cameo. So we'll get that through a bone fucking hit. I think he got out of the game. I think he was smart. One episode of Veronica Mars in two thousand five stinks so worst show ever seen he really got out the Gabe royalties though huge always. What's his personal personal life on wikipedia literally is just one sentence and it says Thomas has been a vegetarian for much of his life? He wrote that himself. Do we never say it's tough is a me too so I had to. I one different strokes. It's all yeah. I think that'd be cool. which you're rich? Yeah Nice Pinho honey. I shrunk the kids. It'll be a good one to you'll be good for you. The family on dinosaurs. SHUT OFF I. Don't you ever saw all mother baby off always there isn't it. 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NFL Week 4 Monday Night Football Betting Picks: Atlanta at Green Bay, New England at Kansas City

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NFL Week 4 Monday Night Football Betting Picks: Atlanta at Green Bay, New England at Kansas City

"Along. That thou board with. Those ever. Bet You twenty bucks I can get, you can't with forty. Illnesses grand how they? Pay Debts, men, his manny it's the board podcast. Really. The and Right back where I? I could still pick winners. Could still make money for all kinds of people back home and why mess up a good thing airs pain insider and todd. The board podcast powered by Fan Duel Nfl week four Monday night football edition I'm your host todd firm and joined by my steam colleague and Co host the one the only pain insider. Monday morning blues. I mean you we play Monday morning quarterback because regardless of how the weekend went for us in still probably played out a little bit better than it did for Nick Mullins last night football. Ugly scene. Getting benched for CJ beathard. have to let the dust settle on what I guess. We can call one of the more frustrating Sundays of the season Of course, we play the Jacksonville Jaguars looks great at the half. They can't score in the second half defense gets banged up. But Alas, we're not crying over spilt milk around these parts paying should we get into the good bad and the ugly or do you have a rant or anything else that you want to start things off with it? No we get into the good bad and ugly whenever you're. We can't really pick on Dan Quinn yet because of course, the Atlanta Falcons playing football. So a shits the bed for seemingly the third week in a row we'll let you guys know come Thursday against the Green Bay packers will also touch. Briefly on the quarterback change for the New England patriots for their trip to Kansas City as we get the rare Monday night football doubleheader. Pain Good Benny ugly where we normally begin Monday show and I actually want to start with the good and I think you have to give full marks to the Carolina Panthers who not only ended their long losing streak two weeks ago. But now suddenly sitting at five hundred and it looks like Matt Rule Joe Brady on the same page maybe this team has a chance for a little bit of a push the NFC they play hard and they're always going to I think have a decent foundation for success we've Seen Matt rule build up his programs at the college level seems to be doing the same thing here he's got a locker room full of some pretty good players and you know You don't want to take anything away from Carolina. Did I think there's some struggles going on there? On the Arizona side of the ball Teddy Bridgewater is able to move it around the one bad interception when they're up to scores are on that game but found the end zone. Finally for the good guys I heard, you had to start him because Kim went down this week. So positive scramble touchdown baby look like Cam Newton Michael Vick rolled into one there eighteen yard scamper how good is that to see though? The injury that plagued him it was like Sam Darnold light touchdown run a couple nights cuts there. But the offense looks pretty good. Six point, two yards per play not bad. Forty, six percent success rate did have enough nice explosives out there five through the air. It was good to see the past game. Good going. There are some real nice weapons on that offense. So This only trends in the right direction. Now, the divisions difficul right third they're probably the. The third best in that division but everything's being built the right way. As you would expect with Matt Role, they're going to play tough. There's GonNa be a lot of accountability there. In it's a good start. Do, we give the Vikings credit for finally breaking through getting their first win or does it come with an asterisk knowing that they be Bill O'Brien, the Houston Texans Justin. Jefferson's really helped the vikings offense get on track. That's what's going on here. You can't cheat on Adam feeling anymore can't load the box to stop. delvin Jefferson is allowed Minnesota's offense to completely open up now. But it does help. Playing the titans secondary the Texans Secondary Back toback weeks, and then you get the seahawks defense, which isn't anything. To write home about here on Sunday night football especially when you actually dig into that game a little bit the dolphins punt just one time unfortunately Miami thought it was an EP L. match apparently but. The Vikings often should I think continue their success this week obviously, you know you're going to hear the narratives of cousins and prime time in Minnesota struggling in Seattle because they have their the past few seasons. But this time obviously a little bit different without fans. But you have to like what you're seeing from the vikings offense it's going to be needed. Right I. DO think to some level when Minnesota gets Danilo hundred back. In the young guys in that secondary start to get a little bit more acclamated Zimmer system that there could be some slight improvement. There's just not a lot of talent on that side of the ball right now it lost a lot of guys obviously in free agency. A couple of guys get injured too many young guys in secondary at the corner spots I just don't know how much more improved they can get, but they're probably a slight pick-up. Adam theon injustice Jefferson. As you mentioned account for two hundred, seventeen of the receiving yards of kirk cousins told on the day passing at two sixty. You have to wonder paint if a Philadelphia Eagles right now are going wonder if we'd rather have Justin Jefferson on a roster jalen Raider. Comparisons a little bit easier when one guy on the I. R. That is for sure. Hey, one of the best I don't know who the quotas one of the best values you can have in the NFL is being available week-to-week. Yes. Yes. Just that would be a nice touch to their offense. Early on I'm not gonNA take shots at a guy who's hurt dealing with some injuries but in terms of other good performances, what were some of the things that stood out to you this week that I think Justin Herbert. If you're chargers fan you have to be thrilled. With what you saw Sunday I rode Star E. You know you're going across the country without to starting online menu number two receiver there Mike Williams Austin went down very early in that game. Against one of the best defense in the NFL in Tampa and you just look it would just in Herbert was able to do average ten point three yards per pass attempt had three explosives completion percentage nearly thirteen percent above expectation. and. This really wasn't a game that was made easy for Herbert. Either if you look the chargers offense averaged eight point, six yards to go on third down still had a forty percent success rate on third. Just kind of knowing that situation that Justin Herbert was up against I thought he looked confident he performed well. And Todd as a dolphins fan feeling a little queasy. Hey. Let's not be queasy just yet. Let's wait until we see to unleash before you start to have buyer's remorse. For the way things played out in terms of the dolphins chosen direction the quarterback position do want to ask you about the chargers I mean, how much does this offense change pain of Austin Adler misses an extended period of time. Yeah. It hurts right Joshua Kelly certainly been the between the tackles runner, but you still want that added element of a pass catcher out of the backfield. then. It's one thing that we discuss all the time getting the backs involved in the past game. Especially on early downs I don't think Joshua Kelly has all the attributes obviously have Austin heckler. So it's a perfect one, two punch. You now lose a lot of that with all learn. That's that's a quarterback's best friend being able to throw on early downs to the running back. Extremely efficient. You'RE GONNA. have to rely a little bit more on guys like Hunter Henry Hopefully Mike Williams returns as well. And then Joshua Kelly is going to have an expanded workload here. Do we give the Cincinnati bengals credit joe borough gets his first NFL win the race, a three point deficit that trailing thirteen ten at the break and the offense looked pretty explosive in the second half of Joe Mixon having a career day going from being in the hospital on Saturday to being the game-breaker and a thorn in our side. All Day Sunday. Afternoon Joe was good listen. The Guy is confident. He's poised in the pocket. He is a leader and there's a lot of those attributes that you just can't account for. You've heard veteran leaders in that Cincinnati Locker Room. Say since day one Joe's held himself in as a leader and we're kind of getting behind him. This past weekend, he was very good. Obviously completion percentage thirteen percent above expectation. He had support from the ground game. As you mentioned defenses for some reason, are still paying a lot of attention to AJ Green. So t higgins in Tyler Boyd took advantage of that. We will get this game like Jacksonville was plus six and Net passing success. They had more explosive passes than Cincinnati but borough did a good job. I think taking advantage of injuries. Jacksonville. Is Not a great defense, but they've been good this year stopping the run and getting after the quarterback but then you'll lose your top two corners Henderson and Hayden go down Miles Jack Leaves. Probably arguably three of your best four or five defenders are out for that second half with this Cincinnati surge. And then Joe Mixing kind of turned it on and as you alluded to this was in the hospital on Saturday question marks if he would play. And You. Don't cry over spilt milk you do your job but these are ones that you like to have right when you get your money in it plus three and it closes pick it some of the sharper shops in the world. And there are groups that are moving large sums of money and better stat are some of the most. Infamous in our space getting down after you it. It certainly makes you better. You just hope that you can catch some of those. Hey. You think over the long haul, you're taking three games that close pick you're going to have a pretty high success rate. Unfortunately, there's nothing failed proven is businesses you and I have come to learn on I. Think a lot of our listeners that have been with us from day one begin to understand that we're going to get the best of it. Sometimes, the best laid plans don't come to fruition, but it sure as hell ain't going to stop us from doing everything, we can to put ourselves in a position to win more often than not. In terms of other good performances, pain anything specific that really stuck out before we turn the other direction and look at some of the bad and the ugly efforts. Yeah. Let's talk about drew brees a little bit and. The vertical passing game suddenly alive and well. Yeah, you know. That was the guy we remember seeing and I had a feeling because we talked about this last Monday right that touchdown pass against green. Bay Right before the half to manual sanders seemed to kind of reset everything. And I texted you at Halftime last Sunday I said I. Think we're in a really good spot after saying that pass like you could just tell the confidence changed a little bit an endless. No one's GONNA confused. Your breezes arm with with Patti Mahomes and you could see brees doubting himself a little bit the first couple of weeks because. The cast of weapons wants Michael Thomas goes down. There's not this familiarity. So you have this combination of drew brees, not knowing where guys are going to be, and then you know the arm strength was down himself a little bit. This offense is more about rhythm and consistency in breeze knowing where guys are supposed to be. So he can anticipate the throw a little bit more to make up for the lack of the arm when he wasn't quite sure we're guys were going to be. It led to a lot of Ding dunk football but and I get it right it's it's. Alliance secondary but we didn't see check down Charlie this week brees was very good thirteen percent above expectation with completion rate The saints had a fifty nine percent success rate through the air in the biggest one eight point four yards per pass attempt. Did it without Michael? Thomas Without Jared Cook so good sign there for the saints offense. Hey, have to hope that this team we know oftentimes start the season slowly but guess what you don't win a Lombardi trophy by playing good football September October, you figure out your team's identity and ultimately you build on that going forward. I have to imagine drew brees developing the chemistry and Camaraderie. So to speak as you mentioned, will only be more pronounced Michael Thomas comes back into the fold, and suddenly you have to respect tree Kwan Samantha manual. Sanders and all of the other weapons that the saints have going for him with the good doping comes the bad and. I think the most logical place to start is with stoically bad defensive performance yet again, from the Dallas, cowboys will give up five hundred total yards of the Cleveland, browns three, hundred and seven on the ground by math. That's almost eight yards for carry and when you look at Dallas other the first team since Oakland back in two thousand twelve to allow at least thirty eight points in three straight games in the same season and the three hundred, seven rushing yards Cleveland had the most the cowboys have ever allowed him single football game ugly ugly scene there and I think. They'll have to figure out the situation with Mike Nolan. Obviously, not calling for his job now but that was the one higher that was a big question mark. He was obviously out of football, Mike McCarthy brings him back. There was talks and. Things internally that apparently Mike McCarthy was repaying. Mike Nolan favor for giving him his first job. So. I don't know if he's qualified. Let's just kind of put it that way now obviously, the injuries have hit. The cowboys defense but that's just a pathetic effort. I mean, if you look overall yesterday, you certainly had a lot of the explosive place eleven explosive runs. You gave up one through the air, but twelve explosive plays with managers that down to down. To. Leave on a sixty two percent success rate offense so they were doing whatever they wanted. I don't know where dalasis defense turns from here. Your hope is that you get a little bit healthier get a couple of guys back from suspension. I just don't know what Mike Nolan's going to do for this defense honestly at this point. So it needs to be team that that outscores opponents, but you need to start having some level of resistance in just wasn't there. I mean things you tip your cap rights to Cleveland a little bit. I have to give them credit I mean they're starting to take on the DNA of their head coach and I wasn't quite sure how long it was going to take. For them to try and Mir Kevin Stansky wants to do and what he was able to execute last year Minnesota. Gets hurt leaves the game it doesn't matter Kareem Hunt goes nuts dearness. Johnson off the scrap heap runs for damn one hundred yards, and while I wanNA point fingers the cowboys defense somewhere along the way you do have to the browns credit for their scheme they get Odell Beckham, involved he has his first three touchdown game since two thousand fifteen. So the BROWNS did a lot to put stress on this cowboys defense. But yeah, you do wonder when Dallas is going to be able to hold opposition to less than thirty points knowing how prolific their offense has been absolutely listen. You know the one thing that I'm seeing from Fans Ski, which we saw yesterday on full display. Just because he's going to run the ball. He's got some creativity within it and I thought it was great getting ob j involved. There were some clamoring that. Jarvis weren't touching the ball enough. You gotTa keep those guys happy because when they're not. It's not the best thing have happened but yet didn't matter Nick Chub goes down. Seven point seven yards per rush a seventy three percent success rate on the ground, and again as I alluded to eleven explosive runs three rushing touchdowns. So it was I just like what I'm seeing from that offense in now for Cleveland. Just a matter of getting guys healthier on the defensive side of the ball getting guys back like Mac. Wilson at linebacker and hopefully greedy Williams in the secondary help improve that unit a little bit. Yeah team can only turned up in my opinion as long as Baker. Mayfield, plays within the system they don't ask him to do too much. Ground game gets established renew the offensive line was address in the offseason. As you mentioned, the secondary had really been their Achilles. Heel unit should only get better once they get more healthy bodies out there one player paint who really disappointed me and I'm not sure where you point the finger and we've kind of touched on it a little bit when we were giving. Carolina, praise for their effort in their outright win is three point dog hosting Arizona. Maria struggles yet again, twenty, four, thirty, one, hundred, thirty, three yards averages well under five yards per pass attempt. You talk last week about how inefficient he has been. We knew the de'andre Hopkins wasn't GonNa be one, hundred, percent seven catches forty one yards when you have a weapon like that, he can't just be a possession receiver what have you seen in Arizona? That's just not working right now. Tyler. Moore. I mean. Again average completed air yards three point one. Yesterday. And I'm not sure how you go twenty four for thirty one for one, thirty three. Carolina came into yesterday's Game Twenty eight in defense pass efficiency, and there's just one explosive pass on the day for Cuyler, and this isn't just a one week thing tyler's averaging right now less than four point nine yards completed. His aggression rate is one of the lowest and football and when keiler has been aggressive East completed six of twenty three passes of sixteen or more yards downfield. If it's not for his legs blinding everyone, we would be talking about why cuyler Murray is regressing in year two of a system with the Andre Hopkins it's a little bit of a concern. I. Mean. He reminds me right now when you watch him out there with his pocket presence and lack of awareness of Josh Allen where he was before he took the next step in his evolution and you thought the column Murray was going to be ahead of the curve as you mentioned the fact that, hey, look the legs are masking some of those deficiencies and when you look at his. Overall Stat line from a fantasy perspective. It's outstanding yesterday but in reality anyone who that football game has to sit there shake their head and go from Sarah. Zona offense ain't GonNa take the next step and we'll see exactly how they look for their second streaking on the East Coast when they take on the jets this weekend absolutely, and you should get this should be a get right game right? Bret rippin third string quarterback on a short week hangs thirty seven. This needs to be a spot where Arizona answer some of those questions offensively, and we'll get to that in a look at headlines because if we believe it to get game, the market may have slight disagreement from where you got number open and how it's trending anything else it really disappointed you in terms of bad performances through week four. Listen I. Think we have to look to Nick foles in the bears offense. I'm not sure what I saw there Matt Nagy was horrific and I think we about this touch on Thursday that there isn't this travesty. trubisky crutch. To, Lean. On, you can't just use him as the excuse of your offense not being creative and not taking chances Nagy? Did a horrible job getting foles inform yesterday the playbook didn't look like it was expanded. The pace was snail like through the first three quarters even in the first half alone Chicago's twenty-sixth sixth in pace. To me, you bring back Nick foles because you trust them. But you look in the first half on first and second down Chicago ran the ball ten times two of them graded successful. They passed it twelve times on first down. Eight were successful. I just don't get what I, watched from some of these coaches out there you bring in Nick, foles for a reason you literally hand picked him. And then you wanted to start him. But for optics you couldn't, and now you get him and it's slow pace. It's lots of running on first and second down to with no success. Meanwhile when you do throw on first and second down, it was quite successful. I just don't get what I saw from Chicago's offense yesterday. Yeah I mean it wasn't anything pretty. That's for sure the bears apparently feeling like, Hey, look we'll get down by sixteen points against everybody and come back when you play a team like the Indianapolis Colts it's a slightly different experience trailing by two scores in the fourth quarter than it is against the Detroit Lions and the Atlanta Falcons that's for sure because let's be honest here the colts weren't exactly dynamic offensively in their own right settling for four field goals, Philip rivers looking erratic at best and Jonathan. Taylor finishing the day with zero broken tackles yet Indianapolis able to win that game relatively comfortably. From the bad pain obviously, there's some ugly and I guess the jets on Thursday night become low hanging fruit averaging less than five yards per play eleven, penalties, hundred eighteen yards, and when you win the turnover battle against a mediocre to bad team with a plus three differential, you shouldn't be losing games at this level by nine point. No I'm not sure what's going on obviously with the jets and y Adam is still there. You would think Joe, Douglas would want to remove him just so you can. Have that situation gone. What we're seeing really from from the jets offensive voyages, a lack of creativity. And then there are also aren't a lot of weapons and SAM DARNOLD isn't. Consistent at this point. And it's all coming together in. This is what you get see with your own two eyes it's that trio of things. And you can pin it all on Adam gays and a lot of it. He is responsible for because he hasn't really helped Sam darnold improve and he's not putting them in the best situations to succeed. But there also is a lack of talent here. but it's just not a disciplined football team. There's not this cohesion between offensive coach defensive coach. There are some issues obviously defensively as well. I thought the jets last year overachieved with that tenth place sufficiency ranked defensively. You'll lose two key cogs heading into the season and there going to be regression. anyways. So this is kind of what we're seeing unfold for the jets here but as you kind of mentioned there a. Couple of minutes ago are taking at least some early money this week seven and a half's gone in the market. For being critical of the jets, where does it start with the Detroit lions who have earned the dubious distinction now being the first NFL team to lose six straight games in which it led by double digits. If you'RE GONNA crash and burn paying, you may as well do it in remarkable fashion. This isn't really surprising to us. I. Think when you look at when you WANNA back Detroit, it's early on in these games. Darrow bevill is come out with very, very good game plans. Matthew Stafford has attacked aggressively early on in Games, but for some reason. As it moves on. Whether it's instructions from. The head coach, a gets a little bit more conservative, and this wasn't a game where you could be conservative especially when we talked about not just the injuries on the saints offense but their defense, they're without their top two corners there without a starting safety. This is a game where you had to build a lead get out in continue to be aggressive kind of taking advantage of those secondary injuries for the Saints Defense. So I I'm not quite sure what we saw there. from Detroit's offense overall pretty pathetic past the opening stands of the fourteen point lead and then the defense right like. I don't know what Matt Patricia is doing. This guy that's probably GonNa be fired here before the end of the season, I can't see how you keeps his job gives up thirty five unanswered to the saints without two of their best weapons I I just. I'm not sure what to make of Detroit. It's a team that seems to can't they can't get out of their own way. And we saw this a little bit last year I. Think there was that that metric? discussed a little bit that through thirteen weeks last year. Other than Kansas City, they were the only team that led up for some part of the second half and through thirteen weeks there's just them in Kansas City with in that high regard couldn't finish games. So that's kind of what we're seeing from Detroit at this point. You're not GonNa win a whole lot of football games. As you mentioned, you have thirty five answering those thirty five answered came on five consecutive touchdown drives for the saints taking a fourteen nothing lead and turning it into a three touchdown deficit before the final score a little bit misleading from a cosmetic standpoint as they lose that game thirty, five to twenty nine you can follow paint on twitter at Paine insider I'm todd firm and you can follow me there. The board pod is the podcast twitter feed and make sure your pay paying attention there for all the announcements and a Lotta Fun stuff coming down the chute sooner rather than later as well. Pain. When we look at some of the look ahead, numbers Fan Duel I mean you've seen the market adjust not comprehensive adjustment across the board but there were a few games that really stood out and we can start with a Thursday night affair one that will cover ingred detail a couple of days from now you're look at price had Tampa. A modest field goal favorite on the road soldier field taking on the bears this number has ballooned out to the bucks a five and a half point shock amid their seventeen point comeback against the chargers. That's it. Right Tampa right now is public team. They have the come from behind win depending on what number you had. You potentially covered it. There is some six and a half out there at some points in the week. So that was a game where you know books took sharp money on the chargers at seven and a half. and then there was some money from the public it at six and a half there in Tampa as well. So paid out two sides on that game a couple of different times. I think this has mostly everything to do with the bears at this point. Offense was absolutely dreadful as we kind of talked about you're hoping. That, Matt. Nagy allows nick foles to be a little bit more aggressive come out with some tempo get him inform early, get him throwing on early downs and hopefully you'll have some success here. But the increase in number will be very interesting the sixes that were out there haven't lasted yet. So I'm not sure where we're going to end up I will have a little better idea I think when we discussed this game on Thursday law early money coming in on this under not surprising right when you kind of one thing I think past this game. Specifically. If you are someone that is looking to time markets and your entry I. Think it's really important. You gauge each week where money continues to come in and we've seen now for two weeks money come in on buccaneers unders. So it shouldn't be a surprise that it came again this week against a bears team. that has a decent defense on a short week. So those are always like little tidbits I. Think you should be marking down as as better yourself finding out where money comes in on these teams and then kind of helping us you using it to help you kind of figure out when to time your market entry in proceeding weeks. The interesting part about that that total is probably the biggest pros vs joes disparity with the general public seeing Tom Brady continuing about that game guardless of the number professionals had by point like you said in the low forties, we did see a little bit of resistance that forty one and a half before ultimately settled in that forty two and a half range. One look at line to New York state of mind as we'll hit both New York teams, we mentioned it earlier. You saw the Arizona cardinals open as an eight and a half point favorite fan duel that number has dipped down below a touchdown cardinals a six and a half point favorite on the road. Some speculation about who the jets will be using starting quarterback I'd be led to believe that it's GOING TO BE SAM darnold. But if you read some of the reports out there dealing with a bit of a sprained shoulder, which could be touching, go to see how he progresses throughout the week. Yeah. There's really nothing there for me at this number as we kind of discussed already open seven and a half have seen some early jets money through that key will have to monitor the situation with Sam Darnold. Do Have Joe flacco baby the wily veteran so Again hopefully, if you're a cardinal's fan that this would be a get right game for Cuyler, Murray, some concerning things. But again, if Brett rippin can go in there on a short week Thursday night game and light up the jets defense, it would be really concerning I've Kyle Murray and the cardinals offense weren't able to do the same. Nothing says bringing offense into twenty twenty like starting Joe flacco a quarterback in pinch paired alongside the ageless wander in Frank Gore. When you talk about explosive big play potential, those two for everything they've accomplished in their luxurious careers probably wouldn't be the poster children. For example, the other New York team is also seen a shift in their pricing the cowboys on a look at number. We're an eleven and a half point favorite but as we look at this number now for the giants trip to Dallas. You're seeing the cowboys eight nine and a half point favorite here. Yeah. Jason Garrett Baby. I mean, let's say we give them the. Let's get. Spot here. This is ensure when I just don't know it. It's obviously very difficult to lay double digits with that kind of defense. You're always going to need to be up something like fourteen seventeen to feel comfortable Lang eleven with that defense. It makes it a little bit more difficult, obviously a division game. in one that Jason Garrett has had circled and I'm sure. If some of these guys are fans of Jason. Garrett. They'll rally around him here. It was a decent effort against the rams last week probably more. The Rams Asleep at the wheel, but annual Jones and the giants played tough. They had a chance there too tight late costly interception inside the ten but. Big Division game. With lots of familiarity. No love lost between those teams. Especially, the coaching staffs it'll be interesting to see that game take place on Sunday afternoon. But of course, before we get to week five games, we do have two games to wrap up week four of the national football league schedule and paying. We obviously previewed the New England Kansas City game in great detail on. Thursday. A lot of people can go back to listen to that particular breakdown. Should they so choose but of course, the quarterback situation is changing we've seen the market adjust. Accordingly as well Kansas City now at ten and a half point favorite fan a total down from forty nine from where it wasn't a low fifties with Cam Newton and of course, New England in the unenviable spot of not just having testing, poking and prodding that comes along with that. But having to travel the day of the game against the defending Super Bowl, champs. When you look at the way, the markets responded side in total. Do you think it's strong enough moves without going into some of the XS and Os? Yeah we already broke this game down pretty extensively. The New England right now is actually in flight to Kansas City as we are recording this at at about ten thirty am. So, get off the bus and go play a game. Let's go strapped pads on travel like you had to high school football and call it a day. Yes and I think a lot of people were expecting, Jarret Stidham. That doesn't appear to be the case will say but. I'm hearing Brian Hoyer. The one thing about this is. Right the. Reps. What wraps has any quarterback gotten this week for New England that were extensive what game plan was put in prior to finding out? That Cam Newton wasn't going to be able to play. And we know the last two days because of all the testing. Of separation. I don't know how much New England's been able to work on things based on the quarterbacks that are applying in this game. And the one element that we thought was vital for New England in this game was playing somewhat of a keep away game executing the ground game. And it's more difficult to do that. If Brian Heuer's getting the start than obviously Cam Newton, that added layer of cams legs in a game like this are humongous. And the one thing that we touched on a little bit in the offseason Todd when we looked at this receiver group for New England we said, Hey, pass Julian. Ataman there really isn't much here but the benefit that cam brings is that you have to play defense to defend his legs, which means more guys in the box. It means more area for receivers that potentially have trouble the separate to get open. Now, you don't have cams legs and we go back to the receiving corps probably on the outside. Having a little bit issues with Moore. Defenders in the secondary. So we obviously seen an adjustment at this point we're looking at about three and a half in the actual number more when you look at the value of. Going over the seven in over the ten. And we've seen this total come down from about fifty three and a half down to forty nine, which which makes him sense as well. In the other area that we look at this todd is we thought Kansas City would be on the short week that extra day now rest kind of negates that a little bit as well. It is definitely interesting when you talk about all the dynamics in play for this football game. Of course, we'll see it's center stage on CBS at seven o'clock Eastern. Getting to about half time before the main Monday night football fair kicks off off before you do any of that folks encourage you to go check out the fan duel sportsbook plenty of risk free bonuses that are available in states where they do apply agree tool to see where the numbers are early in the Wiki Tasnim them throughout the week and try and match your wits against what the market. Fan Duel, one of the best tools out there for any sports books available to you listeners and paying the main Monday night game. Of course, the Green Bay packers against the Atlanta. Falcons you're looking at Green Bay, a six point favorite a fan duel now total in this game fifty, six and a half. Of course, we've seen a little bit of movement early this morning as one key contributor or the Green Bay packers has officially been ruled out for this contest. Movement all week under and dog. And it's likely because of a lot of factors obviously you mentioned. The big when there. But devante Adams as we started to record is out for this one and we know Allen Lazard is well was placed on I r with with an oblique injury. So two key weapons out for green, Bay's offense, and then you just kind of look at the difference of spots here right three and over versus no in three desperate team. We've been kind of clamoring. For Atlanta to get things turned around. But again, in terms of the betting market, this isn't a shock if you've kind of. Paid attention over the last year plus Falcon seemed to be one of the wise guys favorite team. So in terms of the number here, todd, not shocking that we are seeing money for supporting the Falcons and a little bit of under money here come in from the open of sixty eight. Now, this isn't going to be a defensive. Rock fight by any shots. There aren't very many my models that are indicating fifty eight has value to go over. So that's kind of what we've seen here at least from a numbers perspective. And when you look at the game matchup, wise matlock floor, of course, a lot of familiarity with Dan Quinn spent years working under Quinn is a member of the Falcons staff as a quarterback coach there back in two, thousand, fifteen, two, thousand sixteen, and what's interesting about Green Bay critical. We've been of the floor victory Monday would give him a seventeen and three career record and put them in a four way tie for second place with Paul Brown Guy Chamberlin Indica rock for most wins by a head coach after just twenty games. Meanwhile, you look at the Falcons on the other side pain, they have that dubious distinction of accomplishing NFL history becoming the first team to lose consecutive. Games in which it led by at least fifteen points. In the fourth quarter I guess we talked a little bit about the number and we'll get into some of the matches. But how do you begin going about trying to assess what Atlanta is knowing that this team's record indicates Owen three. But if you don't have those two collapses, we're suddenly talking about the Falcons at two and one very much threat with a chance to go on the road, pull off and upset moved to three and one on the young season. Yeah. And again, that's partly why we're seeing this number come down I. Don't think people believe Atlanta's as bad as the numbers indicate, but I can tell you defensively. You remember lashed. You know when we broke down this falcons team on her previous podcast, we said some of the defensive improvements, the latter half the season after the bye might not be predictive of a surge this season because where they were really good was on third down in the red zone, they were still horrific. Downs and the same thing here even when you're looking at the Falcons defense. And we're talking about surrendering these late leads. They're still in the bottom six in both rushing and passing success rate the first three quarters of the season so far. So they're not really doing anything over the first three quarters either. Defensively And when you look at this matchup with the packers offense, we obviously have Aaron Rodgers right now it's playing out of his mind through three games. It's difficult to see that change tonight even with some key weapons out although it's it's certainly going to help things but. I think we talked a little bit about what? Rogers. Identified during the the cove lockdown and he said he started studying some of his film from his MVP sees and spotted some things that he was doing. Now, he would obviously divulge what those were whether it was a towel or whether it was something in his mechanics. But Rogers playing out of his mind and I think to your point there we have to start giving matlock floors from credit and these two are now together for a second season, everything seems to be clicking right now. And I think if Atlanta has a single prayer defensively tonight. I gotTA start getting pressure on on Aaron Rodgers that's going to be the key small sample. With this is actually where Dan Quinn's defence has improved a little bit shockingly their top six right now Atlanta is in both pass rush win weight and pressuring, and that's going to be the key to this match. Now, when you look at some of those weapons that aren't there on the outside if Atlantic and then get pressure, it's really going to bode well Green Bay's offensive. Line again, also a shocker to me when you lose Brian Malaga small sample size, just three games, but they're number one in NFL pass block win rate. Rogers only been pressured on twenty one percent of drawbacks. A lot of this matchup is going to come down to that. Now again, I'm not sure Green Bay's own line is as good as some of the numbers indicate because. You look at the defensive lines. They've they face so far it's it's Detroit. It's Minnesota without the Neil Hunter and a slew of guys they lost off season. and. It's New Orleans Defensive Line Right. Now, those teams are thirty I twenty seventh and twenty first in pressure rate. So it land has gotta figure out how to get pressure again fortunately though right? You don't have Allen lazard tonight. That's rogers favorite target Davante Adams did practice all week on a limited basis but again, schefter announced that he's going to be out. It's a little bit of a different decision. We you texted me this yesterday taught. And it was a good point right the decision on Davante Adams is a little different Owen three in desperate than it is if you're three and with the bye week on deck and nearly a touchdown favorite tonight. So I think that did play a role despite Matt leflore coming out and saying, Hey, if he's ready, he's ready one hundred percent like he's going. But there are some of those extra elements there unwind he's he's not in this game now. One thing that you also have the credit floor about and I was shocked I dug this up this morning is his offense has been really versatile. He's changing up formations who's keeping defenses on their heels. He's ran eleven formation at a thirty six percent clip formation at twenty five percent Clip twenty-one formation at twenty eight percent clip ease even ran thirteen formation at ten percent clip. You really have to game plan for a very diverse offense right now and I think when you look at some of those formations again, two top targets down, but they still could present some issues because Atlanta right now is not been able to stop runs from three wide sets long five point seven to carry sixty percent success rate with three rushing touchdowns allowed green bay sixty, two percent rushing success rate from three wide sets when Green Bay does used to wide two tight end sets. The ravaging nine air yards per pass attempt within one nineteen passer rating. quarterbacks have a one thirty two passer rating against Atlanta, when they throw it from two tight end set. So those are some of the match ups that you're GONNA WANNA watch tonight. but the key is this entire side of the ball. You gotta get pressure Rogers, and then the other thing the falcons defense has been horrific in the red zone defensively worst red zone defense. So you got to hold the three as well. On the other side of the ball. When you look at this balcony team, you talk about desperation resonating with Green Bay and the luxury they have sitting Davante Adams getting him a couple more weeks arrest make sure the hamstring is one hundred percent the falcons well, they have to get off the Schneider and when you look at this team playmaker wise we know they have them in spades now, of course Julio, Jones and Calvin really both been upgraded we fully expect them to be out there. We Know Russell Gauge was in concussion protocol, but they should have all of these guys at their disposal. They showed last week that they were able run the ball a little bit against the bears todd gurley fourteen carries eighty yards and a touchdown. How do you go about attacking? Green, Bay defense and a secondary pain that we thought was going to be the strength coming into the season but has really struggled at least for the first couple of weeks don't talk bad about my Guy Alexandre. Well, he may be the only one out there because you look at the rest of the defense good for what's going on up there in packer land. So listen there isn't this onus to play catchup as much as in you probably anticipated with some of those injuries, for Green, Bay's offense but. They have to play. Catch up tonight I think they have to like keep ace when I have seen so far? From Atlanta's offense and what some of the numbers indicate in this probably surprised when people when you think about the perception of Atlanta that it's this like you know blazing offensive team with all his production. It's not what I've grown accustomed to seeing from Atlanta's offense is again, just a three-game sample what the talent is off the charts maybe we see a little bit of an outbreak right now but below average in total offense efficiency for Atlanta below average in both passing and rushing efficiency early down success rate something that is very predictive. Lange's twenty second in that category. And that's one of those again, things that we're looking at the kind of gauge teams on how they can be moving forward because again, third downs are very swinney down. I would expect all the weapons to be there right at Owen three I even though they've been practicing on a limited basis, I would expect both Julio and Ridley to suit up this feels like desperation mode. If Derek cutters devising game plan to your point here, todd, it shouldn't be an overly difficult one you WanNa pass play action because the pass rush from Green Bay shrivels when they have to face play action passes. When you run as we've talked about, you want to attack the edges, force the Smith Brothers to kind of set the edge and not get pushed inside right now with Kenny Clarke missing some extended time as well. Green Bay hasn't been great stopping runs over the center and right guard either I don't know his status of tonight it's been limited. The injury stuff is is really tough to follow in this game. This has to be get right game for for Atlanta's offense. You know Mike Patents. Defense your point is Ben Abysmal through three weeks twenty eight in overall defensive efficiency, the packers calling card, and how they've kind of been constructed in bill is play with the lead but the past Russia's and getting home either. Twenty eight in pass rush win rate, and that is correlated to a seventeen percent pressure. So it hasn't been good getting after the quarterback either for Green Bay. I think when you're looking again, passing with play action really hurts green. Bay's defense. You need more of that tonight. There hasn't been a lot of throwing for Matt Ryan With Play Action just twenty two percent of the time. That number needs to be above thirty, five percents I. If this is a neutral state game meaning like either team is up one score or less. and. It's not just because the packers struggle there. But it looks like that's what Matt Ryan's been crushing with this season with play action one, thirty, eight passer rating the two points higher than Ryan throwing with no plan averaging almost four yards per pass attempt more with play action a couple other things here that are minor but worth looking at Dirk cutter he has been hunting big plays on first down. Off of play Action Falcons have ten explosives this season through the air on first down pass a second most in the League Green Bay thirtieth in the League, defending explosive passes on first down. So Watch out for that down maybe it Atlanta tries to sneak a couple of big ones in there through the air on first down. Final thing obviously here todd Christian Kirksey packers, Middle Linebacker is on I are. Now. You mentioned some of the running backs with Todd Gurley and Brian Hill. Neither of them are going to be confused Alvin Kamara. But if you're lying area how dare you by the way I just love watching Kamar I get just like he's back. He is healthy. He's happy he's paid. He's like smiling got about one point five, million in his mouth it looks awesome. So. You're looking at this Green Bay right now has allowed twenty four of a possible twenty eight running back targets to be caught nearly ten yards a reception even if you back out. Is Ridiculous Fifty, two yard receiving touchdown Green Bay still giving up nearly eight yards reception to running back. So Brian Hill Todd. Gurley, obviously not as good as Alvin Kamara, but to a little bit of a extent need to be involved in the past game as well. Tonight with with Kirksey out. So there are some areas where you can really attack this green bay packers defeats the other thing here that somewhat concerning I don't know if it's maintenance day or what? But gyro zander practice all week then threw in a D. N. P. on Saturdays dealing with a knee and hand injury. Always. Weird. When you get the practice all week and then the dion DP late in the week maybe it's a reactivation you don't know but something to monitor. Here's well with joy Alexander. Well, speaking of that you did have one of those on the offensive side as well. Corey Linzie appears on the injury report for the first time all week to packers center on Saturday. So he begs the question what exactly is going on and what potential relation is there or CHEST WITH INJURIES THIS YEAR TOT A. Difficult So. We'll see exactly WHO's out there. We know the Green Bay packers off to a tour star Atlanta Falcons trying to do everything they can to right the ship and we'll see if they're able to execute effectively in prime time. Anything else that we didn't touch on for of the Money Football Games that you'd like to add to make sure that we can put a bow on comprehensive analysis providing our listeners with everything they'll need to make informed choices. No, I mean I. Wish I had some but I haven't met. either. Of these Games yet we I know todd you and I full disclosure kind of disgust Atlanta, they are a little beaten and battered on the defensive side of the ball is well about four starters out tonight on that side of the ball. so that caused some hesitation. But again, obviously right doesn't take a rocket scientist to look at the odds screen. We have seen some under money and dog money there on the Falcons at six obviously, much different ask than the seven and a half but certainly a desperation game for the Falcons here but I have not played either game either side or total. Never Thought of the day that Falcons and underwear correllated parlay that better trying to take advantage of. And Fifty, eight either no that is as. They may soon, who knows the way the League is trending but either way it should be too fun games to watch as we continue to figure out more about the Patriots identity I'll be at one without Cam Newton tonight, and of course, if the Green Bay packers can keep the hot hand headed into the early buy week to have the best record in the NFL remaining without a single blemish on their resume. All right Mr Pain I think that just about does it for a little Monday edition of are about to board podcasts we wrap up week for of the National Football League season of course, will be back on Wednesday. Some college football and finally a handful of marquee matchups that I know we can sink our teeth into. So really looking forward to that anything else you want to share before we get out of dodge? Everything. You got it for pain inside or you can follow him on twitter at Paine insider dot firm and you can follow me there follow the podcast as well, Matt Bent Board pod and be sure to download the fan duel sportsbook at if you're in states that allow legal wagering, take full advantage of all the generous bonuses. Even if you're not, it's a great way to chat lines throughout the course of the week and figure out where the market's going before it gets messed massive luck with all your selections and the Monday Night Football Games we didn't have to hear pain doing any baseball ranch is, but should you choose the table there hopefully, we see you at the window. 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Week 14 Studs & Stinkers + Weekly Rewind, Awesome Ekeler!

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Week 14 Studs & Stinkers + Weekly Rewind, Awesome Ekeler!

"Welcome to the fantasy footballers podcast and coming to view from Pristina. Auction Dot Com studios with your hose. Andy Hall Away Jason Moore and Mike Right. Welcome in it's Monday. December nine any Jason. The fantasy football is back with you once again in. Oh what a day. It was touchdowns a plenty. I heard I heard on one of the red zone channels that they almost broke. Broke the all time record for most touchdowns on a Sunday a lot of ups this this we. I remember early when the Games kicked off it was just like every game was doing. Want something great downs. A lot of injuries. I felt like this was not healthy. Week either yeah. There are teams that will have one and then have to deal with some pretty big roster changes good thing. There's a podcast to help them. Oh Dude what is it Let me look it up. Hold on Yeah I'll get back to you on that we're here as well find us on twitter at the F. F. ballers instagram dot com slash. Fantasy footballers YouTube YouTube dot com slash. The fantasy football it was a crazy day. It really was. It was a wild day. We'll get into all of the news. I will get sophisticated. We'll react well you'll react because you gave us your best puns for the weekend. Let's try them on for size. There's Boston at Keller. He's in charge. allston rack lure. You mean. I meant Awesome Accola Doc. That's the winter. Ob Junk Oh you give him a pass now that he's negative. Oh give him a battle talk about the leader has sucked Robbie granderson. Oh Benny smells us. Is King think of the Tannahill. Bobby I love him. Jack Spoils Doyle Alan Socks in court court. Bland Sutton Mall sizzling not locked Smirnov Logger. That's pretty bad swing and a Michelle. That's my favorite one in a long time. Mike you can take this one. This one's reme- rookie goats. sturt sort of. Wow Wow. That's pretty I also WanNa Tyler Hig beast. I feel like he he belonged. I'm so that was very good. It came after the music so it is disqualified and not sophisticated at all. No not at all let's Muse for a second on you. Brought up displays players disappointed in. I don't know how I didn't bring him up but more than anybody swinging and Michelle Michelle I mean he sucks folksy sucks in our in our Dynasty League that Mike and I are on the same. Don't look it alborn because alborn knows this this is did. He is running around the building right now victory lap and you know what the biggest problem was. I think you were saying I was Mike. Mike and I are in a dynasty league where we call them together and we traded a second dynasty rookie second round pick and third round. Pick for someone who we talk about halfway through the absolutely just stolen. The other guy got ridiculed and now it's like I wonder who those players are going to be in the second goal of one point five five fantasy points. We still someone that. We accidentally have started several times. Here's the biggest mugged person by giving them your wallet. That's happened here. Take this throat right now though is probably hurts. It's still a gun point. You still very very skating. But then at the end of the day they've two hundred dollars they didn't have it so yesterday Sony Not Sony. Michelle Nick Chubb. Had like three recurs against one of the worst running defenses in the league and I said to you I said well at least he's the kind of guy that can break off a sixty five yard run and boom boom ten minutes later. It was a fifty eight run Sony. Michelle has no possibility of doing that. He's the type of guy that can rip off eleven yard run run you give them enough if you give them enough carries one of those is going to go for eleven and you tip the field to one direction. So he's got a little bit of momentum. I mean. I'm just so frustrated and upset upset because the Sony Michaud got in the three playoff games last year was incredible dynamic and yes. He's had some good games this year. But it's been when he's he's fallen into the end zone three times and there's no upside the team. The Patriots are struggling on offense. Because nobody's making any place. Nobody Buddy I mean Julian. Edelman is not really a playmaker in that capacity. The way that Josh Gordon could catch a deep bomb the way that Oh just Gordon you know you should have that go. Well maybe Nick Nick. You'll Harry made a pretty good play last night. When he scored that touchdown and all that didn't real- yeah? Yeah so yeah swinging a Michelle by me on Sony. This is a disastrous year. I'll even say that to you albor. Lynn you're right once. Thank you all right. That was that is surprising. Yeah he was right correct. Okay Yeah let's get into the one weakley rewind. I'll give you the rewind on our big celebrity leagues the sleeper Super Bowl. We had a bye. Oh how do we where we did. We advance we did. We've defeated by week. Oh I don't think I doubt Sony Michelle could do ooh. I'm mad at him. I love it and then in our league one league we did have a match up. That didn't really matter right. Because that correct are playoff start next week but it was like a pre match up against Adam rank yes and we pre beat him we did and then we play them next week. Yes yeah we just it. Practice makes perfect perfect practice makes perfect practice. The win that was perfect and Mike you are still alive and the Listener League S. I mean you're so you want it yes I did. Yeah and I've got. CBS League next. Week I had the by this and I'm going back to Back Dynasty Championship. The one where I took down Brooks last year in the the Championship Brown still alive. So we have some things going on. Hopefully because we don't have any of the ten players got injured this week. Now we have Parker in league. One Yeah Yeah All right weekly rewind brought to you by sleeper a lot of injury news. That's just what it is today. There's just a ton of I. You heard the other. Odell Beckham has been playing with a sports hernia. I don't want to be insensitive to injury I really don't. I know you know he sucked. Ah but I feel like like what do you believe here I mean. How long has this been going on? How much of an excuses? This is for his play now. Baker called out the same staff. We know how long it's been going on. 'cause Baker said he should've had or when Jerry when Baker was asked about it. He said they handled it completely incorrectly. He should've had the surgery. I back in August so the whole season. There's a D. Jax. He missed the whole season because of the same thing. This is rough. I was talking to Jason yesterday are you. Are you ready for next. offseason when Odell creeps back into the back of the I. I don't know if you'll get in the first but it'll be you'll have to take a side. You Give Odell Beckham a pass that he's been playing with sports hernia all year or is it bird now Oto backup is just. He's he is injury prone because it's three straight years of of Ending owning up as a bust because because of injury someone will and I think probably appropriately. Take a shot on Odell Beckham in the second and third round next year. Because you should. You should take the shot. I'd you can't get players that have already put up. Fourteen hundred double digit in later rounds so at some point in time he'll be worth the risk because sure very few players can do that and you will see when it is. I mean by. Now you've got the Sports Hernia execution you'll be able to come out and say well he year number two will be fine in and I can already hear the arguments and Jason Shaking his head. Yeah I'll I'll see you in June. It took Jarvis a year to get used to it. Look Great Jarvis's Ben there now with Odell Beckham with a year and no sports hernia. He should be the first plus that new offensive line that they built. Oh yeah they got the upgrade of their offensive line Baker. Your three areas are coats head. Coach the narratives are Gonna off the trolley new uniforms. Maybe I think we'll get some new uniform all right injury news. Here we go Mike Evans. It's knocked out against the colts. Hamstring injury. It was on a sixty one yard. Swansong touchdown was a beast touchdown. And Bruce Bruce Arians is already said he will be shocked. If Mike Evans plays again this season he's done. It's brutal. That stinks. At least at least he got got you the touchdown be thankful and then be said. So he's going to be gone and a little prequel to tomorrow's episode I think. OJ Howard is a must add candidate you saw his involvement after Evans went out nothing. Nothing no interceptions. No fumbles. Nothing can stop Jameis Winston from throwing the ball down the field. Nothing not even bre shot. Perryman can stop. We've said this For a long time. He's the only guy out there that you don't care care. He Throws A. We knew he's yes every game with the obligatory interception or two ties to get out of the way but he doesn't realize there's more more to come right and and and it's one of those things where it's like. You Never WanNa play a a defense against your quarterback great except for James. That's always always okay because you can get to pick sixes and then he's GonNa throw more. It works out for both parties and look we get a lot right. We get a lot wrong. It's tough to predict fantasy football in general but we did have a funny moment yesterday where we had somebody just to destroy us on twitter for saying that you would play Jameis. Winston Winston went out with a hand injury and then Winston ended up the number one quarterback on the week. That's Jameis Winston shoutout to Scorpio. I was it was a good sport. Good sport about it off to defend him. Yeah I get hating James. Because if you're a buccaneers fan or a football fan what you're seeing. I mean James had this part of the game where he's on the national broadcast yesterday where they show him in shotgun shotgun which is permanent and he's just covered in sweat. I mean just like it looked like me out there. I mean just covered in sweat and and it just seems like this exasperated desperate. Every play for James is the last players career. And he's GonNa he's GonNa make the crazy thrown matter why he's eaten them. WC You're talking three in a row for the last five. So yeah he's a you gotta play him next week left bell inactive with an illness onus Blau Powell suffered an ankle injury in the game says unfortunate because Powell was having of solid game he was he was something like seventeen. For seventy something. In that range close to one hundred combined total yards Ryan Griffin tight end ankle injury. So we'll have to monitor whether you have him next. Week raiders running back. Josh Jacobs was inactive. De'andre Washington had a nice game six catches to go with a touchdown. Yeah Jacobson's scheduled to having MRI this week. I mean if you if you missed the game because you've got a broken bone. Do you think that was news to his medical. What I don't know but I seem are I that eighteen broken very well? See this lasting more than just this past week and and we'll be talking waivers tomorrow but I would project the owner Washington starter again for the raiders. And they play Jacksonville your next week in Jacksonville. They are not good football right now. Well and you might have been playing this guy and need a substitute. That's Rashad Penny Serious knee injuries. Oxman unlikely to return this year even the ever optimistic Pete Carroll. Oh yeah you know. It's bad. Repeat here yeah so there is an ACL players. Were throwing prayers up David Johnson to tag in Rashad Penny Rishaad Penny was finally getting the career going West last year. Looked like a first combust in five point seven carry this year. It was embarrassing for him was really getting into the offense last couple of games. Unfortunate speaking of unfortunate. Oh my good- this frequently endings. Maybe maybe it's not for you. Darius guys his body doesn't like football MC L. Sprain while his knees. Certainly don't I I mean he's just dealing with knee Andrea after knee injury. Adrian Peterson is going to have the lion's share of carries again. I mean he was. He's back I. I mean right back on the radar. You're looking at the under Washington and Adrian Peterson they play Macha. They play Philly not the best terrible not the best. Yeah Give Twenty five carries you eh. We'll be okay. Twenty five for sixty five now. He's had some big games this year when people thought he couldn't run on. Yes ever seventy five. Maybe at this point you might take it. Yeah Oh yeah you. Would you forget that. He went out there against Some bigger opponents in May. Yeah no I mean any put up one hundred and eight on Buffalo Buffalo can get beat on the ground. He put up eighty one on San Francisco hundred eighteen on the dolphins vaunted defense what. What's The San Francisco? Eighty one all right. It's pretty good. Are you happy with that. Though for Super Guy that doesn't catch passes you were. You said you're happy below Powell. Seventeen for seventy seventy okay. But if you're in a PR added a couple points. There he catches passes buddy he catches one to two every three weeks. jags wide receiver this sox. Dj Chart in a protective boot using a scooter. That's not normally a good sign of being active the following week. And you you you missed the the Miami Dolphins both devante Parker and Albert Wilson will were knocked out with a concussion. This really sucks for the amazing schedule. A devante Parker for devante Parker and the streaming possibilities the the party we were GonNa have when Ryan Fitzpatrick was winning championships. But you can't do it anymore if down. devante Parker Unfortunately got abandoned that Shit. Yeah and it it. It really sucks the most. I don't think for those who are looking to play. Am next week or the next week. It's those that just played. I mean I would have happily more than happily I would have been thrilled to be rolling out the Ryan Fitzpatrick and devante Parker Stack this last week. If you did that devante Parker leaving early completely tragedy fantasy outcome that was huge huge disappointment To all the clan out there that were rolling with them. Yeah we predict concussions. Well enough yeah when he faded. You know. Step back to pass and didn't see Devante Parker. He ran he did. That's pretty much what he did. No one was open and then Calvin Ridley also left with an abdominal injury. Will follow up there. Jared Cook head. Injury likely can cost left the game. After two monster touchdowns two catches to touchdown new fantasy. He Mike Evans. You're happy with the result you got before he said I'm out of here and then Mark Andrews exited early with a knee injury so far from Ian Rappaport. The knee injury suffered by mark. Andrews is considered minor. Do you make anything of Patrick Mahomes. He injured his throwing hand very very early on in the match up he did and I mean he played the whole thing. But it's now been awhile since you've had the Mahomes game from the homes homes. I am not going to read anymore into this past week. When you're on the road or New England than I would the week before so if Mahomes is out there you know? Aw That's what options you have. I mean what options are you going to go with if you're staring down Janus with Patrick you're staring down James Winston her Patrick Mahomes. What's the matchup mahomes next? Sweet Patrick Mahomes is going to be at home against Denver. Yeah I mean it's tough man. play him play. Patrick mahomes just presenting the news. I now he's not putting up five towns a game. You're right all right tonight. Jay Mrs Putting up five. No no James's at Detroit next next. Oh you mean when we play Adam Rate League one with but with no Mike Evans all right so Monday night football updates. The week is not over. You've got Carson wentz verses. Eli Manning this evening manning gets the star Golden. State's GONNA play. Evan Ingram is out this as as per us well and he everyone expected him back. I'm glad we were kind of saying we weren't confident in him. yu-gi-oh you with the Monday night game. Ame You couldn't be and Nelson Aguilar is a game time decision if you were in on the Watkins Aguilar by the way you wearing lizard kings shirt again yet. Well I I wore it because I I assumed I won. The can't even bother to look. Where did Sammy Watkins finish? Because we made one of those really amazing being bets. The we'll sammy finished in the top forty four. That's right which I said no no and then once you saw his stat line. You're like shoot. I lost which was I was like shoot. Maybe a lot I. I saw that line I was like all right. I probably one but unfortunately enough. A wide receivers had good games and he was wide receiver. Forty seven Oh oh and with a game to go so where do you D- One forty eight with another. If he's in the top fifty by the end of tonight Oh man. I don't like Sammy. Watkins all right before we get into the studs in the stinkers want to say about the capital one Walmart rewards card you can earn five percent back at Walmart online and get those games for your kids. Kids had phones for data laptop for mom. It doesn't matter. I mean it's Christmas season. You get five percents back Walmart online you also earn two percent a walmart. in-store restaurants travel one percent everywhere else. When you want all that you need the capital one Walmart rewards card? What's in your wallet? Terms and exclusions apply capital. One in. 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That game was unbelievable. I'll be completely honest. I saw going going the exact opposite way. I thought this was going to be a battle of two unbelievably good defenses. And and you know the officers will get enough done. Because they're obviously ten and two teams for a reason. But Holy Moly that San Francisco New Orleans game was awesome. Yeah it was insane. Drew brees almost three hundred under fifty yards five touchdowns though I mean. I didn't see this coming either. This was a big whiff always looking to pivot off breeze. When you face a San Francisco defense they had shut everybody down outside of basically Kyla Murray? I mean nobody. Put up a big performance against them. Lamar did enough against them. I'm but debris in the pocket against Francisco Six touchdowns he had a rushing touchdown. Sorry he was unbelievable and pretty pretty sure yet five. He had five passing Anna Rushing so he had six total. I don't think he had five passing. He yes he had had six touchdowns yes he was unbelievable. He lost the game. Oh my gosh I thought the five included the rushing drew well done. Yeah and you lost not well not well. Well then I take it back to James. Was the number one on the week. He was probably the number two. James had four hundred and fifty six yards. He had four touchdowns through the air one rushing three interceptions James One. Yeah he's a real winner. Yeah my goodness business. If only the saints had James Winston Yeah they could've one that could have scored more than forty eight point huge performance from Jimmy Garoppolo in the same game mm-hmm as well four touchdowns three hundred fifty yards. They did win the game since week nine. Here's his fantasy finishes to twenty two to three thirty one. Oh four Oh. So I'll be honest on my dynasty team. I didn't get a lot of those good performances in my starting earning lineup. I got one or two of them. But it's it's been hard to predict in him on the road. New Orleans didn't expect it. A huge performance not started by many buddy gets to play play Atlanta next week. All Right Ryan Tannehill Twenty one for twenty seven three ninety one and three. This is bananas. Me They keep winning and the next week. It's it's Houston okay. Don't pick going. Oh one hundred percent I M. He is my favorite. NFL Player. Right now I am so in love with Ryan Tannehill the hill. He is so good for that team. He's accurate down the field he's going to. Aj Brown left right and center now in AJ Brown. I don't know if You Know I. I pointed this out to Mike. You're watching games yesterday. He is now hopped up. Two of the previous three games into the ninety percent. Snap count so. He's completely overtaken that wider one role. I mean he's just been so great for this team and do you brought up there talking about a long term contract for Tannahill. He's a guide that I think you you can feels like you can trust them with confidence. Now this should help. Jj Zachary's since Ryan took took over at starter only the Ravens have scored touchdowns at a higher rate per drive than the titans. Have when you have a running game like you have in Derrick Henry eight solid defense defense and weapons that can break plays open like Aj Brown. That's the recipe to win in the National Football League. You know they have a chance to win this division Ryan Tannehill keep starting him. He's got Houston. Then you'll have a tough decision about New Orleans but they will be at home in that matchup to Shawn Watson when it was all garbage time and nobody cares obviously Jason. I care pisses me off man. Ed Don Watson sucked. He had a bad game. He was terrible they got blown out and then he just had a bunch of garbage points in the end where I really in in the end it was more like second quarter on because they were down thirty one to three or something. He did second quarter he did and the garbage time with an interception so he at least got put some come up. Yeah well a little bit but I think there was like twenty five seconds on the clock. When he got his last touchdown as well down twenty five points or something? I have two rushing touchdowns. He's you know who didn't suck Jason. Oh skip it. Don't you say oh. We're not skipping this. Don't you say it. It was vintage in. Did Philip rivers yards and three touchdowns the screen pass to actor. How the Mike Williams touchdown that's all Williams? I refused to credit rivers idiot. 'cause you can't get that week back in no. I can't stupid rivers. I did buy you a Philip rivers ornament for three here in the Iowa so so you can glance his way three hundred and three running back studs. What more can you say about Austin Mike? One of your bold predictions on our August bold prediction show was at Austin. Actor would be top ten running back at season's end if he didn't play the last two games. I think you're probably still right you for this week. Where he was the no I mean he got the rare earlier? Double triple yes. NBA's got the double the triple double where he's got the double triple. What's the double triple three? Digits in two categories. He's one hundred and one rushing yards one hundred twelve receiving yards which is freaky ridiculous but before this performance at half point scoring he was the running back five on the season and every single week we field questions even internally from some of us have do we start Austin Ecuador. Yes yes. It's the do. The math on touches never added up. Never look right because the reason you're asking that question is because awesome actor had thirteen opportunities that entire game. Eight carries and five targets. Sounds about eight more than he needs to have a good game Mike. That's that's pretty much. The case Minnesota Oakland the next couple of weeks. Aaron Jones Sixteen for one thirty four and one now he finally it came back by the way. Those are the two. Those are my eight year olds to running back tonight. Appalachia Austin Equa Aaron Jones. Honestly the bigger deal for Aaron Johns the rushing if if finally broke off we know that earned Jones can rip off a huge run seven targets. This is what we have to see from Aaron Jones to to come back to running back one life well at home next week you start them with confidence this is. This is where two weeks ago I brought up. We were talking to you. Bring up the fact that the targets weren't there and I I talked about what Leflore said. He said he needs to do a better job. Yes he was targeting running backs he just wasn't targeting the right running back. He said they said win. I'm calling plays to throw to my halfback. I need it to be Aaron Jones and since then it was six targets last week seven targets this week. Aaron Jones is involved in the past. I can just see Davante Adams in the background what about me grimacing Joe Mixing half a day twenty three for one forty six and other forty through the airheaded touchdown was a monster. He's the RB fourteen on the year now after that slow start. He's just a great player. And he's finally giving you consistent greatness Derrick Henry as well two touchdowns one hundred and three yards on the ground home. It's a Derrick Henry kind on week four straight hundred yard games and I would bet he has another next week against Houston. I think that's accurate. Yeah one and a half half touchdowns next week. You're going over under one and a half. I'll take the over. I know that I will to you. Brahim Mostaert moster colonel mustard. Is the number one running back for that team right now. Ten for sixty nine in untouched and caught a pass from Emmanuel Sanders had another touchdown. We I mean we're he. MOSTER is a season saver but are you released starting from next. I believe we said we this. This is why we said last week about the running backs. I'm not touching anything. Yeah because someone's going to have a good game but good luck. Predicting who it is Brita came back. Combs starter. It was Mosey. Well no no no. He's not but I mean going into last week. We all thought that Coleman was still the start but he most are clearly overtook that role. But I still have a hesitation to you. Trust it to say that the following week is not just going to be okay. Breda gets the most touches or call the nice thing I believe is his three straight weeks. Where are you could've played or he mustered? I think you go into Atlanta with the confidence of this offense to say hey most is a flex play. Oh for sure I mean this this is this is three great weeks back to back to back but I but as far as touches I'm just three carries for Tevin. Coleman is is that what it was it was it was a point in the game when his forty two to forty. Seven Coleman had three carries is always finit Tevin Coleman had three carries and five carries last week so in camera just for on that Game Alvin Kamara and tavern coleman these two star running Max expert respected great rushing offenses in a game where almost one hundred points were scored. Did Jack Squawk that feels feels bad. It does feel bad it does. We're in the studs Jason. Don't make us feel bad. We gotta get to the stinkers. I but yeah I have confidence in most cert- I do. I do have enough of confidence to play him. He's he looks. Great Atlanta helps for sure. Nah and then the rams in both games at home to finish out your season so you got two home games. He just tore up no new Orleans. So it's a great offense and there you. This is a smart coach. Dumb coach puts the same players is out there regardless of their production. Zeke big game on Thursday night against Chicago and then shout out devante. Freeman seventeen for eighty foreign touchdown. Big Game Yes. He did it all right. Let's go to the wider plus the Carolina Defense. How bad how many people had Emmanuel Newell Sanders in the lineup? That's the question how many people went on to the next round of the playoffs. Yeah that's that is the answer to the question. Nine targets hundred. Fifty seven yards threw a touchdown caught touchdown. Unbelievable I mean this was great. Yep We were optimistic. Mike and I that he would have a good game at your slot. Nobody saw no way. Aj Brown five for one fifty. Three and two Jason brought it up the snap percentage through the roof averaging twenty yards per catch and I haven't seen AJ Brown to date catch a pass break a tackle just the way I feel. You can't tackle this guy the defensive backs that are out there. There's a little itty bitty guys is they try to tackle him and I just don't get why he's so big because he's he's an on paper on paper he's like six foot. Yeah but all his pictures were next to decay metcalf in the draft season. That's the problem. He looked Oh oh look at that baby he is A. He's a tank out there. Nobody can tackle this guy in the open-field you have little crossing routes you know you're fifteen yards away a little five yard cross and then there's three guys that are dragging on him. Was He falls into the end zone. It's he's he's a beast breaking news. Michael Thomas is good eleven for one thirty foreign one on fifteen targets. No drop for that. Michael Thomas the breaking news. Hey deontay Johnson. Six for safety and a touchdown on targets Johnson Played Arizona. He did if you but I thought he would have just as good of a game James Washington because the targets had been there the previous week any got the special teams touchdown. So in your league you might have got the The double torch. which but are you playing him against Buffalo? Because I know it does not only that but the expectation in addition to the bad matchup. Is that dude you. We'll be back this week. That could have been in the news. Do just like why are you gotTa bring me back. He gives today so now. You're not starting any of the steelers and weapons there. It was a good day to be a Robbie or Bobby Robert Wood. Seven for ninety eight and his first receiving touchdown on the year on nine targets Robbie Anderson Person Seven for one sixteen and one. What is four straight good games for Robbie take over the end of the year? It's Robbie season this is what does it really is. What was the disease reminded? He's like Oh crap I gotta get new contract. Next year Jason Nicolle snap counts for Rams wide receivers. Can you do that I can. Can I know that it was a Bizarro game that they implemented a a new strategy they being mcvay and the rams that they had not ever done on before in which they dominated with it Heavy run game heavy tight ends and if you played brandin cooks one. What we're doing would you shouldn't have But if you played Cooper Cup you are very frustrated. Cooper Cup was in on twenty eight point six percent of the offensive snaps. He didn't play two thirds thirds of the offensive game and the thing is is it worked. This was a specific game plan. So you don't know you know. Is this just. They saw something with the seahawks defense that they could exploited with this specific matchup or did they see something with their personnel. Where they said? I think we're going to be better served rolling out this offense and we don't know for sure what it is. One of them is going to hurt. supercup going forward. One of them is not yeah. I read very little into into it from an implementation standpoint for Cooper Club. This is a game where they were up. Twenty one to three. That's very start. The Game Cup had a touchdown mind. You wasn't a a high yardage day. But he had forest options in touchdown and they were protecting the lead for the back half of the game so I think they came out. They caught him by surprise robber. Woods has been so heavily involved lately a lot of it. In many at to Russia's I think in this game he had some screen passes so I'm not. I'm personally not overreacting to it. But it's very very interesting but our you reacting to Robert Woods last four games eleven targets nine eighteen nine targets thumbs up rams up for Robert. I said like Robert Woods is back. Yes Robert Woods is is back. He's I mean he is him and Cup are both guys that you should be starting great man. He is in those in those four games. He has had no fewer than ninety five receiving yards. Yeah well He. He's been a tough morning wide receiver for the last month. Now every single week And so yeah you you keep you keep going to back to back top ten performances for Robin Woods and Robbie Anderson are actually both in the top three in total receiving yards over the last from weeks eleven through Fourteen Julian Edelman Eight. For Ninety five hundred touchdown doing his thing. No one else around him can do anything. No they can't Allen Robertson the big game on Thursday on eight targets and then Zach Pascal Yell Week did you guys were. You guys were right And he hadn't done anything through about about half the game you know catches and turned it into five for seventy four and a touchdown on nine targets on the Sunday live. I've Paschal was a huge question. Mark Hughes involved in tons and tons of questions and it was like I'm playing him. I should have more confidence in Zach like everything is there. He's he knew he's a fine wide receiver but the opportunity against the worst. The worst secretary in the league all the offensive players for the colts are missing and yet they're still hesitation tation to play the sky but thankfully it worked out this week. Yeah it was. It was funny. We we had someone tweet us our ballers on a budget picks This last week they were like they hated them. Yeah so they play fast and and I believe it was Zack. Pascal did you have. I had a in Sanders and Ian. Thomas Yeah it worked cheap option. We're we're Osu a good week for. It was not always a good week but it was. This was no offense for for one thirteen and one this was. This was hard to see coming for me because the previous week he had just one reception with drew block and hire men had actually had more so who by the way scored in this game too so both tight ends friendly for drew. Lock at the expense of Coralline than shutting. It was only four targets but no offense is. He's a big play guy. He's yards after catch if you watch the first one where the past actually was almost those picked off that drew lock through so the defender. The defender tried to jump the route opening things up for fantasies able to run on the field but once he gets going man. Hopefully we know if it could become one of these. George Kill Mark Andrews type of players next year the two players that you need to pay attention to Tyler higby and Thomas in terms terms of value at tight end eleven targets ten targets. You WanNa chase those kind of numbers and Higby Has Dallas next week of ever is out again. Higby seems to be very involved. If Cooper cop had a little bit better arm he would have had a second touchdown in his true and Ian Thomas. Mike mentioned it a great opportunity. Oh my goodness a next week. Greg Olsen only missed the game with concussion so we have no idea where he is in the protocol if he's going to be back but if he he is out Ian Thomas against a freaking seahawks law that cannot guard the title Arizona. Twi higby was good. Play this week in higby went crazy. Oh I guess you need to mention since we are in these studs of the week Arizona's tight end defense. They did did it. They just needed duck. Hodges it quarterback well and they don't leave with the hinterlands McDonnell cussin'. Yeah but he wasn't doing anything he's you still could have. You never know. Yeah stinkers of the week presented by Odor Eaters Donald. Yeah I know this is this is actually the most painful segment from like this week next week league. All right well this. This is what we're here to are we. Are we here to just rubbing your lotto not here to lift you up and understand that the the this is what happened me. We're here for you. We feel what you feel I think he just wants to talk about Russell Wilson. He is so excited to talk about. Russ away the the guy who's been the quarterback sixteen or lower and six of all. My Dad is a disaster. That guy was basically in his underwear running inning around with Russell's number tattooed on his chest for the first half of the year. And here's my but because to let me just people back the people back in time. I can't do the sound effect for going back in time because in a bit thank you. That was more of a bitty bobby boob when we were in. We were in California Gornja. Do we do the rich Eisen show. We're at our hotel. We did the beach race. Were Brooks ran into the ocean and won some money and then I think that same night. Apparently yes you to spent like two hours in the hotel lobby yelling at each other. Yes it was everything. Shut down there is no one around. Except for Jason. Listen I in our manager and we are. I mean it was definitely. There was no animosity but it allowed banned. It became a very spirited debate. Just going back and forth on whether or not you know. He's going to get it done or not. And I. And that's where back and forth is the phrase bag for this the right phrase for Russell Wilson who has been very bad lately but that is where we came up with the top twelve water. BET probably the most important bad of the year because we were both so passionate about it. I realized Russell Wilson has been bad. But he's also the quarterback four now. You're you're going to win. You're going to win less which really stinks because Russell Wilson has five performance your Guy Five. Yes that is fair and so Mike you helped people and I was right. Russell gets to play Carolina next week. What well that's the question if you if you made it through with Russell which is possible and then Arizona? Y'all point you play him in the next two weeks I would okay Baker Mayfield but it was such a good match And here here's a little hot tip. Cincinnati has been a really bad match for your your weeks for quarterbacks which we mentioned last week because Darnold had struggled and they aren't doing what they did at the beginning of the year all around. It's not just for quarterbacks quarterbacks passing yards if if you look at that's that hundred ninety eight hundred ninety two oh goodness this. You're fired brooks. Yes backpack your things but wait till I finish that I get it up on Youtube shirts on spotify as well pat and then pack pack endless things sketch Baker Mayfield. Be Back here tomorrow. K Plan in place to pay. That's very generous. Awesome thank you Baker plays Arizona next week. I did it considered a hard. That's not hard at all I. I will play Baker Mayfield against Mr Zona. Baker may their ears as hot trash wood duck. Hodges fide how dare you Mike. They are steamy amy hippopotamus. I'm a big fan of trash and I don't like Harrison insulted you're garbage. Yes Baker Mayfield. His employees point next week he he is I think he is he he is. He is He did they did win. They won the game big winner. Big Winner Nice Big Mayfield greater signing Tom Brady oh brady long. The hot streak is over. All right. Alvin Kamara what. What do you do you talk about going into next year with Odell Beckham Mindset and framing things? How are people going to frame? Alvin Kamara after what. What is Adam? Minimum a disappointing season bordering on bust if he knocked you out of the playoffs this week in a game with forty eight verses forty six points to go thirteen for twenty five four for eighteen on six targets fumbled. I mean this is. This is a blast. This is a bust after this week after this week. It's an official bust before you're rushing Russian. You were frustrated but you could have gotten to the playoffs and if you got to the playoffs with Kamera I hope that you made it through and your opponent. It had a rough day and I do believe you know look better days are in store. But he's he's an absolute bus for what you thought you were drafting drafting this year. Any hurt you because of where you drafted. I'm like Sony. Michelle is in epic bust. But it wasn't a first round right. It's a fourth-round guy. That's like whatever all right no smell phone coverage Benny Snail sixteen for forty one. We're allowing to fumble way. You just got to my ears. Did he say no SNELL phone. Release it you're done right. I did that. What do we hold on? What are we? It's it'd be it'd be like Oh zero. I'll give that a three now. My for my five six all right. I would never tell villa joke like that. There are a lot of people upset with any sales performance against Arizona. Thank you for the one race sympathy one. You gave me a sympathy one. Wha- hey what do you make of this. I mean James Connor supposed to be back. Next week they play Buffalo. I'm I I really believe that James Connors back so it'll be moot point ferry right snow. Hey look chiefs running backs were worthless McCoy Thompson. Wear Stink Stank stunk. I mean just nice. We said to stay away from from all chiefs running backs and even the niners running backs and we were right with everybody across the board in most most. Yeah most are but spenser aware of for all the Darwin Thompson. Truth is out there Spencer. Ware from the couch. Received more carries than Darkwa would thompson. Yeah Darwin did at four thirty six in the past game probably the best fantasy day was Darwin over the SHAUNA COYNE PR league. That's embarrassing. It is this is the best day for Shumur toy or for yeah. I'd I am not surprised. Spencer was on the field as a messy situation. I'm not surprised because he knows the offense and trust and we saw this Chandrika last before right the exact same thing off the street char west gets resigned. He's on the field for billions. Does this give you more confidence when Damien Williams comes back because nobody's good and they sort of but you can't are you. Are you able to play. They mean if he's active next week as number. I need to give it a week. I think you'll be. We'll ask the question week long. We'll be saying in Washington powler. Alerts tuned stay tuned. Mabry six for fifty four classic Brita. I mean he is a monster. Just didn't get a lot of work and probably can't start them Jamal Williams Were All right devante atoms. Oh goodness how disappointing was this for one on six targeted very disappointed. If you had him I had him. I'm with you I mean you made it through without him well I hope if Carson Wentz out scores on Jeffrey by I five points I made it through without devante atoms. Needs that guy. Get your mind right. devante going to know another bet you lost no the decay. Metcalf Tyler Lockett Bet. Oh goodness time. The locket ice. You can't play him right now I agree. You cannot blame right now. Four for forty-three Carolina. There's Oh gosh watching I keep forgetting no no all right. We'll come them up with anybody. Any starts saying question has an answer like lock. It's going to get started over a lot of trash. We've already got the three in front of us. Jason Tyler Lockett versus Odell. uh-huh Beckham the Arizona to for seventy nine bad options. It gets too great mets which one might be hurt right now. It's true so I will go with Markey's Brown. I will go without L. Beckham in that situation. We'll go with the passing volume. I don't Think Carolina you can run on them easier. You can run an Arizona and the Seattle offense is built to run the football. I will go with Odell Beckham this week and in Tyler Lockett next week just give me those Arizona Match Yeah Cortlandt Sutton five thirty four disappointing performance in a game or drew lock dominated. It just wasn't a Cortlandt Sutton Week. No touchdowns seven targets didn't make a play. I'm a little surprised that Brooks let Julio Jones off the hook here he's not in the stinkers thinkers no. I mean five for sixty six. He belongs there. Yeah he does because even though five for sixty six might be an okay game in the Sammy Amy Walking because I look I had him. I survived the WHO Davante Adams defected. Had both Adams and Jones now without whining feininger complaining about them every thirty seconds. Four eight hours in a row. That's how I got through it MINNEAP. Mo Yes yes coping anger. It's tilting but yeah. Julio very disappointing. Yeah actually he's had some he's been pretty disappointing over the last like six day weeks well to to be fair to him in the game against Tampa he was hurt so he was only about half the game but draining stat. Line still five for sixty eight. So that's two straight games. Do you have his consistency chart up. I can and grab it real quick. Yeah I'd I'd be curious. He's fantasy finishes for the last six weeks of playing and you have to factor injury in to the Julio Jones equation in general Julio's going from Last week backwards was the wide receiver. Thirty to twenty thirty then it was his bi week. That's been a rough. I mean that's does not good notch killed you. He's not done like he wasn't originally in this stinker segment. Because because he didn't kill you I think I think that's killing fantasy owners for where he's what he's supposed to be on your team. Sure yes you're one is putting up a wide receiver thirty performance limits. And you never get that breakout but Apparently alborn also survived the Julio Adam Stack. Oh Wow what a nice stack act. That seems like it should be. Yeah I mean ridiculous. Get it together guys. I'm going to do next week. You guys should have been playing Paschal. A Hollywood brown three catches negative two yards on three target impressed at work. Could well be that we said does that him. The match up was tough and he was on the injury report all week. Sit Him sit. John Brown Brown Brown Brown. Flush them down what you did. John Braille the bone. It's getting worse. Yeah John Brown. We said to the bench him this past week. It was a difficult match in his targets have completely shifted. He has beaten up the easy opponents and has really disappeared against difficult match. UPS Cole. Beasley another another touchdown. This last week It's clear that they're using him around. The goal line is just a guy that can create a little bit of separation identity this following this coming week. He's at Pittsburgh New England England. I think this is you say John Brown Great Season Buddy. I'll see you next year. Oh you drop drop ski. I think you're right. Yeah and why do we not mention Aaron Rodgers. Not The top thinkers belongs there does he. Yeah I believe he had one game where you're supposed to play play cut. You're you're right Indiana. That's terrible game again for the expectations. He was a lot of people's number one quarterback on the week. He was my number one. But this I mean ninety ninety five and one now fantasy players don't have to look at the plan and question it. Yes this is a mercy. Yes this is mercy killing yes and I still in the play offs. Not Know Lamb does not. Mr Alborn is out because of your your best friend Erin. How do you feel about at that? It was really because of a manual sanders. But yeah the Aaron Rodgers start her. What if he threw two more touchdowns would you still been in it? nope sanders did that to a lot of people but this was hugely disappointing Washington. The match up was supposed to be. Yeah you know. When your quarterback completely disappoints to a to a large degree is very difficult to win those weeks and sound like Russell last night? Exactly I think most people with Aaron Rodgers probably probably are not moving onto the next round. Let's just in from brandin cooks. Yeah he is not playable Nixon everybody passively and then tyrone Williams can't play him Jamison. crowder it was fun while it lasted over arguing over and then Baltimore Pittsburgh on the next just two weeks. No no no no yeah In James Washington Four for thirty three not a good game spencer. Not that large you. They're not that large but they were for this week. Yeah the people pretty him. Yeah he's probably been playing. Yeah at tight end. I feel like you got to start it off with Vance McDonald I know. He exited in the third quarter with a concussion. Maybe he could have done something up to that. Point did nothing against Arizona. Everyone was disappointed similar to James Washington drink. Did he didn't have big pants. But the matchup made you play him Arizona hands you a pair of giant pants as the tight ends they get handed like put these on now in the locker room around these. You're going to need these stuff with point normally And and thanked me. Stop them with someone else. I did tell I did tell people all a week. I said you know vans McDonnell. While he's got the great matchup. There's probably a better option. You can easily go get Jack Oil Dongku. ooh Oh we're in the state of the Week Jack Doyle to for twenty seven on six targets maybe hints baby catch the ball there were like three plays. Just shoot route and Kyle Rudolph the hot streak ended for Kyle Rudolph you The way it's written in the Docomo's strata is negative one catch for fourteen yarns orange. which would have been really impressive? And Austin Hooper on his return sting six targets but just two catches that Jacob Hollister had some drops yesterday to only four for thirty before. So the Austin Hooper one really hurt. It's it's ironic though because so awesome. Hooper Jack Doyle Jacob Hollister all three stinkers of the week terrible arable all three. I am absolutely not jumping off her abandoning ship. They had six targets each they had all three had a couple of drops. The titans are always going to have bad games. And Doyle's done in a little bit more than some of the others in terms of disappearing and he's not the athletes that are no a fantasy fan was out there. I would be pivoting from Jack Doyle onto the no offense no way I would stick with the targets. I mean you also have to factor in I guess they scored thirty five points. Whereas like they had a touchdown they had that? And then and Jacoby had the forty five yard touchdown touchdown to Johnson which then takes away opportunity. I mean some things were some things that won't normally happen or up against Jack Doyle I'd stick with the I mean it's a No offense been outperforming him over the last five weeks as well. I don't think that's a a leap. Is Jack Doyle been well monster her. Assuming I'm in the playoffs next week on my dynasty roster I have no offense and Jack Doyle so upset. I think nobody's going to argue but no offense has less upside. Jack Doyle Norfolk can do the George kittle. Sixty eight yard touchdown Jack. Doyle's never run sixty yards in his life. I I had the pleasure of watching. No Fanton Hayden hearst on my bench with Jack Doyle in my line. 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The Sports Reporters - Episode 330 - NFL Favorites and Sleepers. Clemson Football Takes a Loss

The Sports Reporters

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The Sports Reporters - Episode 330 - NFL Favorites and Sleepers. Clemson Football Takes a Loss

"The award winning journalists new york times fillers don't know opinion left unsaid. An institution for sports talk in information. This is a sports reporters. Here's mike lupu mitch. Albom and bob ryan good new york daily news. Mlb dot com. And i am bob ryan boston globe. Espn and i'm mitch. Albom of the detroit free press. You're listening to the sports reporters. Podcast we do this every monday and thursday. Mondays are the most fun. Because you get to wrap up the weekend and although professional football will certainly take up a lot of our program. Today we cannot not start with what happened saturday night and i'm not talking about the presidential election. That's for a different podcast. We're talking about the upset of clemson by notre dame in of all things over time and a performance for the ages by ian book and and that notre dame offense and it started early with mistakes by clemson and then you figured well we know how this works clemson just comes back in the second half because after all their clemson but no they were tied going into overtime. Notre dame held them down a real a real surprise guys. What are you making this game. And its implications. Notre dame's now number two in the country. Well here's the thing. Mitch and and again you're absolutely right. They're probably going to play again and when they play again. Trevor lawrence is going to play for clemson not that they needed much more quarterbacking that they got from mr ui angola on saturday. Night at notre dame stadium okay and but this was just a great college football. It was great. It had the comeback it had it had notre dame getting everybody stoke with the early lead and then as great as the clemson kid was a quarterback and he looked at his stat. Line it's unbelievable in book made the kind of play that can change. Not your personal history notre dame. It might change the whole season for them that pass he may. I can't believe clemson gave it up. Fifty three yards to every davis down to the fore in the last minute it's it's what college football why it's great guys because you do have the sense that the game is never over. It kind of reminded me in the scope of excellence and drama of the famous texas. Usc game which remains the best game. I've ever seen in person and college football and It had all the elements including as you said the the fact that the the kid The trevor who didn't need them the that wasn't an issue to scored forty points yet to book did was make that huge play with his legs as well and was just you well and actually i i. Would i would venture to say that. The difference in this game because i mean both teams had had moments of excellence and certainly offensive. Excellence was in the end. The scrambling ability of the two quarterbacks. Now we could certainly you know. Probably be lined him up with the book could beat him in any kind of forty yard dash and and the rest but when it mattered the most ambitious looked a little bit like aaron rodgers. He he just got out of trouble enough to keep plays alive and make plays downfield and uncle lay could not get out of the way onto sacks that that ice the game i mean the notre dame defense was phenomenal. But he didn't he didn't see him comet and that was the only time in the game. The only time in that long long four hour game that i said what if trevor lawrence hadn't been in there on those plays. Does you have enough pocket. Presence to get rid of that ball jay mitch. He had two rushing yards. He had with scrambles and everything he carried the ball. Thirteen times for two rushing yards. Book had sixty eight rushing yards. Dj loses the game in which he passed for four hundred and thirty nine yards and had no picks. Okay but you're right book. Look like the playmaker that he was. And i'll tell you something and again. Nothing against the clemson kid book looked and after that fumble a bad fumble. He looked like you guys always hear me talking about this. He was totally up to the circumstances of this occasion. He was ready for this moment and we talked about the other day. I said you guys if notre dame isn't going to get them now. When are they going to get them. Okay and look like they weren't going to get them and then ian book from from you know their last touchdown drive before the last minute. Then he makes. The pastor davis denny's great in overtime. Oh my god what it was. It was as great as a notre dame quarterback has been in a long long time names when floating my head at the time. And you're right now. It was wonderful. Also how 'bout how 'bout holding. Et end twenty eight yards. Oh did know your msci you talked about before the notre dame defense became the story and when clemson got the ball back with what two minutes or whatever. It was to go okay. You're thinking they gotta make a first down here. Don't don't book one more chance. And they were extremely timid on offense. They punted the ball back and you saw what happened. Yeah this was taken in its totality this was a really great not only performance but almost strategy By notre dame to beat a team like clemson starting early with that sixty five yard run by williams that just broke free and a lot of college games. Go like that. There are a lot of plays in the first series of a college game. Doesn't happen in the nfl but it happens in college because the kids aren't ready or their kids are still geeked up running out or with their kids. And you get these breakaway plays and they got one from karen william sixty five zero touch boom. They're up seven nothing they hold clemson. Who's a little bit stunned and to a foreign out and then they come right back and tack a field goal on that so that got ten nothing cushioned to play with which they they needed every bit of in order to subscribe late. Then of course clemson starts to come back. Notre dame adds a field goal here At that they got a fumble out of some. You know a a mistakes from clemson and it turned out to be just enough to get them over the line. That's how good clemson is coming back from all that. And they get to the end and then. They outlast them and those two plays. I'm telling you because. Does anybody think that clemson couldn't have stayed pace with notre dame in overtime. No was worried about that. And like you score touchdown. We'll touch and you score. Field goal will score field goal. It was those two plays at the very end where they sacked on galet on first down on second down nine yards loses five yards that one got just jumped look like a guy jumped from a second store a second story window. And then he's shot. He throws incomplete on third down. But you know it's third and twenty four at that point and fourth downs is wasting in those moments you're right. You wonder how this game plays out. If trevor lawrence plays and i'm not saying that he would have been able to escape that guy fall on but what i'm saying is it's he looked at the very end. I don't know if you guys thought this. But this is what i thought. He looked at the very end like a kid who hadn't played his first college game until the week before against boston college. And and in that moment they crowded him. They made him either. Put them under more pressure bit all night and they ended up winning the game. And again. if you're clemson and you score forty your support. I don't care where you're playing the game. And i don't care who you play the game. I know they play these kinds of games against alabama championship. Games you're supposed to win that game Well this is why we played a game. That's why we play. We don't play them on paper right. I mean yeah and among other things out of this game was that We ungulate for more yards against notre dame and anyone ever had in history. I believe it was just wonderful. This is always in order to have a great game. Got to be some point where there's enough not a screw up but you know somebody has overwhelms and here's the thing by the way looking at the standings now and we are you know. Were you know as we say in sports. Now it's it's it's actually a sprint out of marathon in college. Football do youth than our kids from boston. College shaking down our own thunder next saturday. Anything changed in those top. Four teams haven't checked. I really wish to have tech. Ohio states not losing so forget that they're not losing. Okay that's the one that's the one. Sure thing. clemson notre dame will play again. Moore's likely florida could get a game off alabama for can ever came all the way down. I don't think so. Okay so good so not think. I think we have our four. I said it last week. It doesn't really matter if if if notre dame beats clamps in we probably gonna have the same top for and now we forget because it feels like we're only about not yet halfway through the season. We're we're three quarters of the way through the season so it's only three more weeks to the season and clemson's got the florida state and virginia tech and they're not losing those games and so they'll likely play notre dame again And and alabama. Okay except okay. And i know i sound like a b. seylam last week not a bc was good enough to be ahead. Twenty eight to ten on clemson the team. That just went toe to toe with notre dame on saturday night is out of the realm of possibility that bc could see them coming off the clemson game. Give them a hell of a game on saturday. Well michael we were both there in nineteen ninety-three in the week before Dame had beaten florida state and what was the epoch game of the year at that point. And we're riding high and going home home to southend to play bc and we know what happened. Forty one hundred county nine okay. Tom compliments to coach. Glenn foley was the quarterback in a kid named david gordon. I'm not saying that you guys. All i'm saying is when you look at everybody's schedule. This is not a speed bump for notre dame next saturday. No it's not a speed bump and there's always the chance of a letdown. We've seen that happen all the time. It's college so no. I don't think it's an impossibility. Because how how far do they do. They really fall out of the playoffs if they lose bc yes because explosives. They might work their way back up by the time. Everybody else's donna. You've gotta take texas a and over them. There are always going to be able to say we beat clemson right. That matters all right. Listen before i a word from our sponsor geico you own or rent your home. Sure you do. And i bet it can be hard work you know. It's easy bundling policies with geico. Geico makes it easy to bundle your homeowner's or rental insurance along with your auto policy. It's a good thing too because you already have so much to do around your home. Go to geico dot com. Get a quote and see how much you could save. Its geico easy misset. Geico dot com. Today that's geico dot com okay before we leave this game. We have to tell. We cannot leave this game without talking about what happened when this game was over which was inning red. Ably incredibly stupid. Seen at notre dame and bob mitch. And i are talking about this before we started today. Okay please stop lying to me. About how many people are at these games. Okay you please stop lying to me now. And we know that it's different everywhere. There will be nobody in the stands at bc. Okay but stop telling me that that was twenty percent or less of capacity at look at the scene on me right midget look in the seen on the field and tell me that was twenty percent of capacity at notre dame state if that's if that's twenty percent capacity and filled the entire football field. That's more than they apparently have added skyboxes something when nobody was looking an announced crowd of eleven thousand. Yeah i don't think so okay. I don't think so. I don't think oh was eleven pandemic then when i get into the lead in a pandemic it god. It was so stupid and notre dame should've been out ahead of this. Well they had no. It was coming. Kelly warned that it was coming all know that it was coming. You can't put that me look. This is insane to me. The whole national lack of of policy and lack of consistency you've got synagogues in new york or being shut down if they have more than ten people in the moving though you need to have ten people in jewish religion to have have a service. But you've got notre dame football all over the field and the dallas game last night in the pro ranks. Third awful lot of people in that stadium. What since when is it okay by the way to have eleven thousand people in one place and this notion that well. They had masks on okay. Somebody's gonna have to explain to people it just because you have a mask on if you're two inches from somebody jumping up and down and screaming going. Yeah we won. You are spreading germs. It a mask is in a suit of iron and of course. I'm looking at a photo right. Now where i can count one two three four five six at least seven people that i see in this giant photo with their masks down. So that's all it takes and you're not going to be able to account for it of course but we do know the college campuses are the biggest hotbeds in this country of spread. And now you're gonna fill the field and filled the stands with college. Kids go figure. And i love the. Pa announcer constantly telling. Please leave the field. Yeah yeah yeah. Yeah that was gonna happen. I mean we have been at enough events in in in various kinds of troubled times in this country when we saw the enhanced presence of security after a big sports event and they needed to have it there at notre dame and and this i'm gonna do parting shot on this because i there's more i want to say about this. This was so incredibly reckless and to me it was so incredibly irresponsible. Not just from a bunch of college kids but from the people who run that institution. Well see if there's a consequence like like You know changing the rules for the upcoming games. I don't know why people feel that. It is a notre dame feels that it's the kids right to go to a football game when they don't feel that it's the right to go to a class. You know who. I got to college kids of our own from our amorphous struggling this year because they can't see a professor they can't get a question answered you know and yet kids. Yeah but you're endemic right to go to a football game. If you're at notre dame football games the pros. Let's do that how. 'bout how 'bout the game we saw last night between grandpa brady and grandpa breeze and because of the many possible outcomes guys. I'm not raising a hand to tell you that. I saw this one coming now. No one did knowing that it was the first series. Downs was so dismal. Start for the. Yeah you can go. Let's tweet out in his tweet out. Is you know the loop to announce that was horrible. Bump off a three and out. Yeah no one. No one saw that coming. My favorite part of the game with some explain to me did wisdom of kicking a field goal with five twenty to go. And you're down thirty eight nothing. I always wonder why. I just wondered. I always it on the board. Thirty eight three bowtie pig look so much better than thirty eight nothing Anyway anyway yeah was my somebody. Brees completed passes to eleven different people in the first half. I never heard that mentioned it. Could you believe how easy the saints made this. Look from start to finish and even even when tasting was the quarterback. It didn't matter it didn't matter who. You put a quarterback you could have go go found teddy bridgewater again and ask them and put on the saints uniform and remember. This is the second time this is happening now. between these teams this season opener when brady was first getting used to his team he actually was better. He threw a couple touchdowns and two interceptions here yesterday. He threw three interceptions in his interceptions. Were bad third. One third one. I mean if any. I remember if any high school kid had done what he did on that third one literally putting it up for grabs in the most ridiculous manner we would. The kid would well. He's fourteen years old. You'll know any better. And i was a professional interception as you'll ever see and match. Here's the thing as bad as brady looked and i know. They ended up beating the giants on thursday night football. This is basically to stinkers in a row from him in and you know he was supposed to know everybody. They got the receiver. Everything's good okay. I'm telling you. I you watch that game last night and you try not to overreact in a sixteen game season about one game. They did not look to me like a team that is going to be playing the nfc championship game this year. No not offer that before you just have to say if you're a tampa bay fan you say okay you're going to have a stinker every year you're gonna stinker might as well get all the stink out in one game and they did their defense. Got the stink out. I mean there were behind twenty eight to nothing with eight. Forty five left in the second quarter. The game was well over early on. And and you see this a lot in all sports especially with veterans when they know they're not winning a game they stopped putting everything into it because they just know. You can't fight your professional feelings and instincts you know you're not coming back from thirty one to nothing at halftime. Have thirty eight to nothing. I mean it's it's not gonna happen so you can't expect all of a sudden he's gonna start playing well but the question mike. As you pointed out was last week. They barely beat the giants. This week they have terrible stinker a against new orleans and now they got to come back in a couple of weeks a few weeks they play the chiefs by the way they play the panthers next week. Then the rams and the chiefs and those rams and chiefs are easily lose a game. This just gave them all they want. But mitch you're better with numbers than i am okay breezes. Qbr was ninety eight point nine last night. Thomas was three point eight. Do you think you think that's a significant. Because you know these. Bob knows this to these numbers. Confu you know these analytics confused me. But ninety eight point nine or three point eight. Do you think that's a big discrepancy. Three posey's three point. Eight points away from zero. That's the way from being what i did last night against nothing. Let the record. Show that when it. Tonio brown caught his first pass. It was thirty one nothing and he did signal for the first down out good for him. But this is okay. So let's let's talk about another game. another game. That was great interest to me and to us yesterday. And that is what the buffaloes and i know it's always tough for big you know t to west coast bub-bubba. The bills. it wasn't like a scoreboard. beat down. But that was a pretty significant victory for the bills over russell wilson and the seahawks allen. He's he's really something at times and they'd been been up and down but this year but when he's on his game that is that's quarterback and you know my old thing you know. I don't care who you envy hanukkah who still all league. Is he good enough to get you to the super bowl and in that. That's all my only criteria for quarterback ultimately and he certainly is an account. Hey by the wayside you see mitch did you see pete carroll after the game saying oh well. We didn't expect him to come out throwing a but we had a pretty good scheme for them to run the ball. And i'm thinking i'm sorry. What what did you just get that huge extension for what. It's like the ryan question. Why are you there. Yeah we didn't expect that okay. So you had no plan b. for josh allen. Yeah well first of all the seattle defense is a mess. And they've had they've had six quarterback's throw for over three hundred yards against them this year. Okay so i don't know why we didn't take. They throw against us. And josh allen is is really good and mixed it around and between stefan digs and john brown. They had over two hundred yards. Just catching the ball with those two guys but russell wilson. We've known this. I mean this is how seattle has to win their games. That's why seattle averages what about what they what they scored. Yesterday i think they average about thirty three thirty four points a game that they they were right on average for their for their offense but russell wilson made so many mistakes I read somewhere that somebody said he might have caught himself the mvp award in this game. That's how bad it was you know and you just raised. Mvp award okay. And he's not gonna get any love when the time to vote comes but his any offensive player added to a team had more of an impact this year than stefan digs. Okay because digs has to me has completely transformed the buffalo offense. Yeah well yeah gave them a target. I mean who owns the last buffalo receiver. You could name before stuff on diggs got there you know in in years past. He's exactly what josh allen needs. A young quarterback that got it got up a veteran receiver. I forget the whole whatever took him out of minnesota. I don't think it was good now. Wasn't there was a falling out to the ball. I mean happy departure. No he'd he does look like the best bet you're right. He looks like the best guy. They've had since andre reid right there you go. That's about the last one. I can name but now they're they're really good. I mean You know they're gonna make some noise now. You know a guy like josh allen in the playoffs you know. I could see him having a game where he shows his youth and russell. Wilson doesn't have those kind of games in the playoffs. Generally i mean he's not going to have what he did yesterday when they get to the playoffs. But this was. This was a confidence builder for sure and And their defense isn't bad so Right now seattle's defense is just you know there are a mess from it from a team that went when it were really good was known for. Its hard hitting defense. They're not doing it now. One game that lived up to what we hoped. It would was a battle with the kids. Quarterbacks cuyler was as fun a game. As as i have watched in the nfl this year and for me we we knew what kyle could do. Okay oh by. The way reminded that we're sponsored by ritual friends taking vitamins. Daily is a great way to fill the gaps in your diet. 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You know back to the wherever the king goes when thrown and the gallows or whatever and the tower in england the tower but good bright new mown moments ahead for the fans in buffalo in miami. The hope is there Buffalo for sure but miami has a reason to have hope. Now and i it's totally noonday in america. Afc's totally yeah. Well enjoying watching to as development. And i said this last week. How fast can you climb the ladder. You know he. He looked totally different yesterday than he did two weeks ago. Twenty at twenty eight yesterday to forty eight two touchdowns he's got. I don't know if i'm the only one who looks at it. Looks kind of weird delivery leg he he. It looks like it takes them a long time to get the ball out. Obviously not or you'd be picked off all the time but like he starts his motion and brings back and we usually you know really the best quarterback you don't even see them throw it that go But he must deliberate with such velocity that he makes up for that but his athleticism his mobility. All that stuff is Remember we were talking about a guy that we didn't know if he'd ever play again. Yeah remember when he was injured jackson jackson. That's exactly right mitch. And to watch him moving about on the field here you realize. It wasn't a bad risk. That miami took in. What would you go. Five is number five in the draft. You know and and would he have been. What do you have been a number one. Pick if we knew now then what we know now about his. Go ahead a borough. I still don't i don't see the bengals taking him instead of borough. But you're right i will always hold my breath. He took a hard hit on about the ten yard. Remember in the fourth quarter yesterday where you want him to slide and just went into a slide late. But mitch. you're right. He's he doesn't look like he has the arm strength but we should known the first big pass he ever through. When it came off the bench for alabama. But the question always with quarterbacks is do you hit what you're aiming at and this kid hits what he's aiming at and that to me you know i mean. The cardinals are trying to go six and two yesterday. They're trying to be right there with the seahawks and the dolphins who were blink ago were all in seven is supposed to be tanking a year ago. Go out there and beat them and i go. You mentioned the cardinals. Even though they lost cuyler murray had one hundred six yards rushing. It's really hard to get over. One hundred yards rushing today in today's nfl. eleven attempts. one hundred six yards. He is he is a blur he. He just always hold my breath. When i watched quarterbacks do that because go it's just a ticking clock until they get a hit that takes them out of it and they're not gonna do it again in their career but while he is this young and this fast. He's an amazing runner to watch. He has an acceleration as he goes that very few running away. Mitch let alone quarter one. How about the one. The tour escaped. I the play that ended with that hit. I'm talking about bobby. I have no idea how he saw the guy or go from from the pocket but he has the same sort of feel for the game. The the cuyler has and you know. He had thirty five rushing yards yesterday. You know seven carries okay. Are we now satisfied or or is it way too soon. The understand why they made the the the quarterback change in miami. That was such a big topic of discussion only two weeks ago. So now we've had to look. We're doing pretty well with without him. I mean yeah but was such a big topic of discussion and now we see what the kid can do with no. We're starting to understand if we needed to be convinced. I mean. I don't think i did. But i'm sure many did So so anyway from my friends okay. Would you rather talk about the team that still undefeated or the team that we think. Is that still the best team in the afc. I let's start with kobe. Steelers cowboys because then who thought that that was going to turn out to be the kind of game that it became became not at all not at all the garrett you know had some great moments in in in that game throughout but You know once again. The champs took a punch and they said all right you guys done you know you know. How many times have we seen that one in sports and then got hurt but my god that he was literally limped off at halftime but after before we did he was he got the team back in the game. And we've seen that one before to him but So they took the punch and and and they got it done but yeah For a while the cowboys fans had every reason to be excited about well. I'll tell you one day in the office anyway. You know. I tell you exactly when the cowboys fan had the right to be excited. Thirty eight seconds left in the game. Four thousand one or forty three seconds left fourth one and the steelers decide. Why kick a field goal. That will give you an eight point lead. Let's just go for it with a five point. Lead and james conner gets smothered and the cowboys have thirty eight seconds to try to win the game. And you know. I mean the la- the game ended on the throat of the end zone. Yep you know it wasn't a great throw to the end zone but I have no idea what they were thinking. Here's what he said. okay. Here's tom and i think it's the dumbest coaching call of the year. We see some dumb ones again. A very smart guy obvious gotten. I'm undefeated teams so. It's not gonna take coaching advice from us okay. He didn't trust the blocking on his field goal unit. And i'm thinking yeah but you don't even have to block a lot to get the field goal. That would have put your team up a rex. Ryan said this. Mike greenberg this morning. Let me understand something. You're not afraid of the mar jackson. But you are afraid of garrett gilbert and and and to me. It was astonishing that he would roll the well. The game's over. If he makes well he didn't make it he didn't make it it. It was like taking taking blake snell out of the game. What are you thinking. Well the kicker missed the point after and they had a block point after he also had a fifty nine yard field goal. So i guess he's thinking. We got a shaky kicking game and our defense can hold eighty five yards. Keep them out of the end zone but You're you're you're at either you start the same either way. If you don't make it you turn the ball over there. If you missed a field goal you turn the ball over there. So the length of the field is the same. I would've just gone for the points and and and make them have to get a point conversion on you if they come down and scored touch could've cost yourself. I mean this sounds crazy. But i don't think it is all that crazy. You could have cost yourself homefield for the afc championship game. If you end up losing that game you don't know how the rest of the season's gonna play out. That game could have turned out to be huge if they lost it. Well see the effect of that injury on rothlisberger. He he didn't he didn't look all that steady even hell. We came out and play the second half and hats off to dallas for for for not packing it in which would have been easy. They had a great rushing day. And you know when you have a quarterback who you don't know if the guy's first name his last name his first name because there were people going with is it garrett gilbert gilbert garrett gaborik garrett gilbert gary gilbert garrett gilbert you know a ryan says never trust a guy with two first names you know i it just it it. It's always a bob o. Rien we have bob ryan a okay. So here's my question ryan bob you know. What do you take. It all got started. Don't you ryan ryan o'neal that's the first ryan i remember anywhere and boy. It's a popular name now. Anyway all right. So what about the what about chiefs. They survive by the way the guy. The guy did kick that ball bar enough to win the game. Yeah it was but didn't you guys think it had the distance. I used the guy. He's the guy that just missed a sixty five yard earlier. This year was joey sly. Yeah i think it had to distance but it was wide right and they lose and fourteen to three in this game and but all the teams in the sport. Okay when you look at the chiefs being behind early after what we saw in the playoffs. You kind of aren't concerned. Because they got him and and at the end of the day he is going to end up being the mvp in the national football league because key is the best player. I love russell wilson. But if you've got mahomes. I still believe that the number nothing against the steelers i still bleed the number one seed out of everything. Yeah i think the team as a whole Took these guys a little lightly you know. The game was at home. I think it was in kansas city. Carolina's coming in at three and five Teddy bridgewater gamer. You know i mean he. He's got he's got a great back story and he's he's a game. There was a play in there. I remember forget where it was where he was rushing. He scrambled out and he launched himself into the air through literally flew to get the first down rather than sly and that kind of stuff is noticed by teammates. He almost engineered that. Maybe what would have been the biggest upset of of the year and Hats off to him because of what he's overcome to try to get back into football on. How many teams have have have given up on him And he played. Backup down in new orleans know and and did his time And he's earned the starting spot with carolina and i coach to. I think rules is going to be a very good coach for them i. He's had some rocky moment but they look don't don't you. They look like a team. You know when you get when you have. Mccaffrey bad you know. Don't forget he's he's a huge part of their offense and he was out for chunk of the season with an injury when he comes back. And you have bridgewater. I think those fans feel a lot better about the the weeks in years to come with bridgewater than they did with cam. Newton as you see what's going on now in new england. You've just could never bank on things. So yeah i think very promising and i'm not surprised that gave them a gaming and everybody should remember that. This was a field goal away from thirty four thirty three carolina. Absolutely no good game to let me circle back to something because we just had this conversation before and you know we always go off with the last thing we saw because that's the nature of being sports fan. What do you think. The favorite is now from the nfc to go to the super bowl. This year i was thinking about that mike. Obviously at the the there is no favorite favorite. Saints are a pretty unified michigan. I don't make a lot of post game celebrations but this seems like a very unified group that they have and they have they have come through so much disappointment over the last couple of years and and you know this may be what what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. And they are going to be a very interesting team to watch. The rest of the way as long as breeze stays healthy. I got thomas back. And he's been missing for a huge chunk of the season in fact they've missed. They've missed a lot of players off and on with these and you know remember. They came out and they beat brady on The opening weekend of the season and they lost their next two games. They lost to the raiders. They loss to the packers. And and everybody thought you know maybe breezes showing his age and then of course what we call the lords of football the detroit. Lions came along on their schedule and they got themselves back on track. They got themselves a win. But i will say this about the saints everything about everybody on their team. You're right mike. There well oiled machine when they run. Brees has such a feel for the game. He's got. He's played with the same guys having hill as this backup. Utility guy quarterback in my running back on my receiver. It's wonderful it's all great. But they have a gus grissom quality to them things. I think it was tom wolf in in the right stuff. Things just happen to gus grissom and things just happen to the saints and we've seen it in the playoffs. You know the reason. They changed the rules on. Pass interference but things just happen. There was one glorious year and other than that. Things just happened in the postseason. Until i see that grissom curse. Come off of them. I can't pick them emits. Remember the one they won. They've really only one. Because peyton through it to tracy porter at the end of the game when it looked like the culture. We're to win the super bowl. You know what. I always say guys. Everything's true it's not true. So i'm not worried about that. I'm not that worried about the things can happen thing about for them a Good as anybody. The one team that. I think i got rule out but i would be most surprised of contenders. Who if they were to get. There is seattle due to that defensive. Problem it just isn't going to go away anytime soon that we can that we can see. They're not going to get some infusion of personnel and nfl. Thing with mike. Something you brought up. And i want you to share it with our audience. Mike lupita very bold prediction before the show and watching. Put your ass on the line now with the audience too. I met with the minnesota by this yesterday. I think the minnesota vikings are the three and five. I know i know. They had heartbreak losses. I think they have turned their season around. I think the dalvin cook is every bit to force the derrick. Henry is i believe the minnesota vikings are going to make the playoffs from the nfc. And if they do and they continue to play like this. They are going to be a formidable team. Now you can look at the west. Okay so The cardinals are still there. And the rams are still there the rams to me have it. Looked like worldbeaters for one minute okay. The vikings could impact it in on this season and they are playing great football right now or cook. Has you know been spectacular in two weeks in a row. They are hauling snatched. Right there whole again. And i'm not saying you're going to run your way to all the way except the titans nearly ran all nearly ran to the super bowl last year. I'm just saying over the last eight games. Pay attention to the vikings. Because i think they're really good right now. I wasn't as good as kirk. Cousins gonna be and kirk. Cousins will have great games during the course of a regular season but he is not an. I've known him since he was a kid in in michigan state and he is as good a guy as you're ever going to meet. But he is not what you want to put your money on for consistency. And he will. Sometimes you just throw it to the wrong guy question because you just brought up this year state. The state of the great state of michigan. You know which stepped up for the country last night last week in a big way before i ask you this question. The second a cliffhanger to remind everybody that has always sponsored by geico. You owner wet you home. Sure you do and i bet it can be hard work. You know it's easy. Bundling policies with geico geico makes it easy to bundle your homeowner's or rentals insurance along with your auto policy. It's a good thing too because you already have so much to do around your home. Go to geico dot com. Get a quote and see how much you could save gyco easy visit. Geico dot com today. That's geico dot com mitch. Jim harbaugh says the wolverines have just right there. Close after losing to indiana well. I don't want to indiana. Indiana has a really good team. This year indiana beat penn state in overtime and their formidable but they had not beaten michigan in thirty three years. So when you've just lost to your cross state rival michigan state at home and now you go to play a team. You've beaten for thirty three straight years. You need to win that game. You can't look like you just don't show up and they are harbaugh's is again another guy. I've known since he was playing in college. There were times. When i covered jim harbaugh and he's playing in college that he would talk and i would say to myself. I don't know what he's saying. I'm just gonna smile. I don't know what he's talking about. But i'll just smile and listen. There are times now. Thirty years later. That i don't know what he's saying and yesterday's press conference after the game was one of them where he kept talking about. I love this team. they're strong. They're talented. I think the right there. We see it in practice. The right there. Season's over it doesn't matter in a year like this. you don't leave it in practice. You don't talk about what you're seeing between monday and friday. You have to see it on saturday. And that's the coach's responsibility you imagine if If a dabo or nick or any of these guys said you know we've got private some great practices. So i really don't care that much about what happens on saturday. You see these guys in practice. They're they're they're great and one day. You're going to see it on saturday. The season's over they're not winning the big ten. They're not going to a national play off. The only thing they have left is some kind of potential upset win against ohio state otherwise in in a year of eight games two losses. In your done so this this kind of yeah everything's rosie and his players didn't even seem that upset and i went back and i i looked at I for some reason. I came to my mind. There was a year with lloyd car where they lost to appalachian state. You may remember that it was like going to massive upset in the season opener and then they lost to oregon that got killed and they were owen too and that was here and i went to his. You know the post game and he was trembling but he was. He was trembling because he was angry. That anybody would assume that this was going to be the way that they were going to be any said if if losing doesn't hurt you you don't belong michigan you know. And that was echoed from bo sham. And all that kind of stuff. Do we have a legacy here. You don't accept this kind of thing. And i think they went on their next nine games. There was none of that from horrible and none of that from his players. There's no sense of like we're a special program or anything like that was just yeah. We're good practice in one day. You'll see it on saturday. It's not making anybody happy around here. All right listen. It's time for us to get to our parting shots and are sponsored by ritual and mr ryan lita hurting as odd as it. Sounds this master's week and this time. It really is a tradition like no other. It's not just the autumn timing due to covid. It's the specter of bryson. And what he might do to bobby jones's orchard layout in augusta. I go back to win a six. 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A college senior who's college. Experience has been forever altered over the past eight months by this virus. So i don't wanna hear about how the kids were just excited. That was a cluster of stupidity at notre dame. You know what the field at notre dame stadium look like spring break with them partying like it was two thousand. Nineteen that thump you just heard from. Pennsylvania wasn't the sound of trump campaigners fainting. It was the penn state. Nittany lions losing big to maryland to fall to owen three on the season owen. Three even in the corona virus year penn state at owen. Three makes your head turn. This is a team that only loss eleven games in the last four years a team that returned eight starters on offense and five on defense but with losses now to indiana ohio state and maryland. The nittany lions are out of any chances for titles or playoffs. A shocker for some pundits who had them in the national top ten before the season started the quarterback. 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The Kist & Solak Show #30: Eagles Blow Big Lead to Panthers

Bleeding Green Nation

41:14 min | 2 years ago

The Kist & Solak Show #30: Eagles Blow Big Lead to Panthers

"Hey, guys. This is John Stolnis from the good fight and the Phillies podcast hitting season man. The two thousand eighteen season was well. It was interesting and the upcoming off season looks to be even more interesting. So if you wanna stay up to date on all things Phillies this off season subscribed to the good fight podcast feed and get my podcast hitting season as well as continued success hosted by Justin clue and Liz Rozier and the dirty inning, which looks at the worst innings in Phillies history. Seriously, it's Larry us and you'll love it all on the good fight podcast feed. Michael kissed Benjamin so lack. It's the kissed and Solex show presented by SP nation and leaving green nation. You are not flying high on the kissed and select show episode, thirty SP nation, bleeding, green nation. I'm Michael kiss. That's Benjamin select. You know, the drill ban twenty one unanswered points up seventeen nothing. And we'd let this one go. It's a tale of two Carson's. It's a tale of two defenses. We were dominating the first three quarters of this game only to crap it away in the fourth quarter, how you doing brother every is good day to be alive by always this very interesting day. Very curious day to be an eagles fan man ninety eight percent, which percentage by ESPN's web probability metric with nine twenty five left to go in the fourth quarter. You're killing me eagles at just converted a third and three. They were up seventeen to six. They had just crossed over into Carolina territory, not make me feel better. This is this is like one of the most frustrating losses is times more frustrating than. Anisi loss for one I agree deals are a much better for both of the content is clearly. They showed it for three quarters, and I said, going into the half this vote, like more of like a twenty to nothing game than attended nothing game, not knowing how much that was going to bite us, not knowing how much those early self inflicted wounds because the Panthers were not stopping the eagles and the Panthers could not move on the eagles for the first three quarters for for the majority of that, this was a game dominated by the eagles execution wise coaching, why there coaching the crap outta Ron Rivera Peterson was, and then they just let it all go and we're left holding the bag on what the heck app. I don't want to say this because I have not yet watched the alternate to, and I want to get a better look at that. However, I do not know number one, what the impetus was that led Jim Schwartzkopf very heavily man to man after he was very successful playing switching zones for three quarters. And I also don't know what if any. Changes were made Africare Linas first scoring drive in second scoring drive on the defensive back end. I tweeted out saying this what just happened to the eagles defense. You know, those two quick scoring drives a something that could always happen to them. If offense of coordinators were just willing to jam the ball up the sidelines because he goes dawn of a free safety. They've avant Madison is not a safety razor corner. He's not playing free. Safety is just back there doing nothing which play callers never going to go for that because they subscribe to like, this is what you have to do to win. You have be balanced and you have to run your offense or whatever. And they don't just look in an eagles defense playing Dextra. McDougal was a nickel corner on playing avant imagines the free safety and say, let's just pick on those guys. You know why for whatever reason. But I say this end than the responses will the pass rush isn't getting there anymore. Yes, it's not because the pass rush, doesn't get there for orders. It never happens. The pass rush does not win every drive of a game it. That's too much to put on one unit and this is what we whenever we have prompts with Schwartz, it comes back to that like. The the solution to every problem that faces a Schwartz defense always seems to be get more pressure, but sometimes like pressure doesn't arrive or other times pressure arrives and the six foot five hundred thirty pound do playing quarterback sheds the tackle makes great. Throw on fourth and ten in the new MRs tackle and then and then you leak more yards that way and you compound the mistake. 'cause the guys on the back end defensive coordinator not holding their into the bargain good. Yeah. No. And again on the penultimate drive down by my three Carolina Panthers fourth and ten conversion, and then a third in two conversion that went far and then a third and goal conversion. Fourth and ten, you know, missed a missed sack shore. But Torrey Smith very clearly freely Oakland with nobody near him. Third and two, they ran a pick play third and goal. They ran like spiderweb banana. It would not not reinventing the wheel over here. This is not the most obvious call that you can make that situation was basically the same call. The eagles out in the red zone that Goddard had to work in three out of, yeah, because the Panthers saw coming the entire Whitson obvious play called that they just busted on, which I don't know. And this I think is kind of why this loss is so deflating. When we lost the titans gave a fourteen point lead seventeen to three. We said, we know what the solution is. The solution is just got to execute better, right? Which like sounds like coach Pete, but simply you have responsibilities, do 'em fulfilled. Let's not make stupid mistakes and key moments here for this game. You know, to come back and to have another game where there's number one, there's execution errors. But number two, there's just a seeming inability to respond to adversity, especially on the defensive side of things. Like when you know we, we held him up for three quarters when they started moving, you know, like we just stayed in man coverage. We allow Jalen hill skept picked on the outside. We asked devante Matic's like Ronald Darby gets beyond that slug. Oh, well, if there's an actual free safety played safety than there's. There's help back there. Right? And like why? Why are we agnostic to these issues? Like, why do we are? We just completely unaware you can't be asking your secondary to prevent cover one man when you don't have a free safety your by Dexter McDougal in the slot. Right. That's so frustrating is like you're having execution issues and you make some good adjustments. And then all of a sudden, you know the other team punches back and you can't respond like you can't where, where's? Where's the in game changes, whereas the the anticipation of the counterpuncher, whatever. It's very deflating because to have execution problems to feel like they got solved. Then just take another step backward when you were on the precipice of feeling that you were over them like that, just destroys the confidence of your team and takes all the wind out of the sales of your of your of your personnel issues. So deflating is the word for it's just discouraging. You know, this is I can't say this enough is such a good team. They just don't play well. When it matters and the in the times that they do play a well, you see that they're dominating things and it's not. It's not enough. They're not finishing enough and to go back to one of your points. You know, we talked about the the goal line, play action with spiderweb to two banana. On the the slow, go route from funches that was the same exact slug. Oh, route the same exact area in the field where the Panthers rain at last week with funches against the Redskins and it went for a touchdown and to see that same route happened in this game is super frustrating because he's just like, what? How are you not expecting these things? Are you putting your Cornerbacks in this position? And yet Darby could've played it a lot better. I'm not. I'm not saying that, but holy crap, man and like even with early in the game. And let's let's go. Let's go back for a second here because this was a turning point that never was for me. So the second drive for the eagles. Right. It had all of the good and the bad from what this team has been this season. You had arts working over the middle with great protection. You had to reverse that throws the screen to the running. Back back with a reverse came from. You had a trap play for a nice game which they leaned on and was nice when we talked about that a lot. You had a fourth in one conversion on a sneak which is undefeated. You had earth's defending his quarterback after what he thought was a late hit. Even though Eric Reed slammed him a bit. You had a second fourth down conversion on fourth and five with Sean Jeffrey with a toe tapper along the sidelines, but then you get the chop lock that set you up with. I in twenty five. But, hey, you make up for it with a twenty one yard tight end screen Dallas got her awesome. And then bad plays just kill the Dr. Jason Peters allows blitzing Thomas Davis on inside track for QB hit an incompletion. And then the swirling winds, Jake Elliott MRs another short one, thirty six yard or he can bought forgiven because that was obviously wreaking havoc on these kickers today. But that's a, that's a place where I felt that drive the way you were executing you should have gotten seven. It should've at least been seventeen and nothing at half and points like that. That you don't execute on drives that you don't finish. No matter what the score is going in a half, ten and ten and nothing is great, but points like that. Mr. points will bite you in the end if you can't hold up and that's exactly what we saw happen. It's an entirely different game, you know what they finished on that drive and they end up hitting reset on it, and it's nice having Michael Bennett there to create pressure on the next drive, get a sack and that drive and and whatnot. But at the same time, these drives seem to happen too frequently. And one thing that that all points to an I don't wanna pick on Carson Wentz too much because he was thirty for thirty seven, three, ten, two touchdowns. He was really dog on good for most of the game in some pretty adverse conditions, and they, you know that catered the offense a little bit when they were going against the wind and all that stuff. But you're coming down on the last drive of the game. Third into you have window Smallwood in the flat wide open. He's got the sideline to them as well. You can get out of bounds and stop the clock, take the easy stuff. Instead, he throws. Into double coverage and puts us in another situation where it's now. Now it's fourth down. We obviously don't convert there, but just just take the easy stuff. And that's why I said at the top of the show, he was a tale of two Carson's because for the majority of the game, he was awesome. And then you know, in certain situations, it just take the check down. I don't even think it's the tail to Carson's. So number one, I, I had the awful affect our awful experience that every illegal streamer online will know about which is that we got to that third and goal, and I was thinking to myself man, like there's a lot of people on the street right now and the my video froze. I did not see third and goals. I have no idea where windows followed was or how open he is. I didn't see it at all. He was very open. He just went off light fury and a replay, Mike Evans really picking the ball. I don't even think it's a tale to Carson's. I think it's a tale of one Carson who he has enemies always been. It was the seventeen to six Dr ball at the edge of field goal range in Carolina territory. Carson's Gan wrapped up by Lou. Keithly and he goes to chocolate all, like, try to save the sack. You know, last get to the ball, which he did it last week and there was there was a place where he threw the ball where he got hit in the near red zone where Zakar it's basically committed Opie I, it wasn't calling that bulk have been picked off. Right? And so you know, before we got anywhere near the game, winning drive, said the number one thing Carson needs to learn how to do is how to eat, apply the number one thing any we, we call risk management. We've talked about on the pod before the number one thing he asked to learn how to do is recognize when he's be on a play, he didn't get what he wanted, and he's got to get to the next down. The aren't as Carson devolves into hero ball vary regularly. And when that happens, number one, you're taking away your, you are absorbing opportunity for the talent of Zacher. Now, Sean, Jeffrey, a Nelson. I Corey Clement, whoever you want to shine, right? Because you're not giving them opportunity because you're kind of stuck in hero ball. You know, he's in third and eight. He's in a second eleven situation with that. Keithly play us, get rid. Of it. When the clear blessed is coming on a free Russia's coming starting eleven, right? When said, you've got third and eighteen. Now you're on a of course you can break a lot of tackles. You gotta be able to recognize and it's something it comes to playing time. It's not something we solve. You know, tomorrow you've got to be able to recognize when it's time to just eat a play. The other team gets paid money to and they're professional players, and you've got to be able to just mature Lee step onto your next opportunity. And here's the thing with that too in we'd always talk about the DOE ledge sword with Carson Winans. He holds onto the ball a bit more, but when he does it, sometimes there are shots down field in Emmer, totally fine with those him trying to just like flippable as he's going down. That's not like a fifty yard shot to Nelson Adler. That's a simple play that you just have to move on from. That's not what we're, you know, that's not what we're talking about with the good and bad. That's just the bad part of his game. So there's those who plays the third down. Right? And there's the one retry to flip it away. I mean, one point this game fixing straight completions. Now there there's a couple of examples of that of the of the poorest management Plante you didn't mention, but what my point was going to be was after finish that was saying, of course, a fantastic game. Absolutely. Stellar game. Carson played out of his dog on mind. Yeah, military quarter. I'm thinking to myself. Stats aren't going to reflect it or reveal. It's not going to get talked about nationally because of it, but he's clearly clearly playing at a better level in Jared Goff. Right? Who right now is the drive, everybody golf is playing very well Gaza, great touchdown down the field. He's hitting his receivers, whatever Carson's throwing dudes, open Carson's putting the ball on top of defenders helmets only in places where his receivers can get it really stellar play. Carson had two throws that in my opinion, he just missed being serious problems. The one was third down on the on the three and out when it was a, it was a three point game. Oh, we had alshon with Bradbury's back to it. And you gotta put that ball of high and let alshon go for and he put that ball low in and Alison to go through bradberry for it is amiss throw number one. And then to me, the mis-throw number two was the was the nearer Eric Reed interception a you out. I intent Kony to came out of his handwrite. They're weird. Yeah. Yeah, I've no idea. I couldn't get a good luck as to what happens. Maybe that was like one of those early throws were just slept out of his hand, Charles Davis on the broadcast strong, the wind in your hand being drive, which is definitely true. But no Carson played in absolutely wonderful football game that that is what that's why. I don't think it's the tail sukar's tale of one Carson. So Carson is Carson is a incredibly accurate quick release and powerful thrower who can hit every throat that you can imagine on the field. He thinks he can hit every window. So he jams the ball to his. I read more often than not a works out for him. Sometimes a dozen and his decision making and his risk management remained far too volatile. And you know, this is a stout. I talked about a lot of before. For the twenty seventeen season after that initial twenty sixteen season the courtroom Wentz Doug Peterson due out or one in seven in once core games. Mike, I, that was actually those after the chiefs loss in early twenty seventeen. The Carson Wentz inductive together were one in seven in once games now five and ten. So it's gone better. But in any event, much better losing close games is it is better than getting blown out. Obviously I'm not making argument against that end. The general idea is that these close games just generally regrets to five hundred, right? Like because the luck of, you know, like a few place to go here, go there. Like if Chris longs able to drag new in down like each like trips on by shoelace noon goes down fourth in Timor. I'm having this conversation, right? So there's I've seen these baked tipping point plays in twenty one games. Carson is three fourth quarter comebacks attributed to him via pro football reference. The first the twenty four fifteen win over Lanta in twenty. Sixteen Carson Wentz leads a touchdown drive with about ten and a half minutes left in the fourth quarter to go up on that. Eventually they have a field goal drive off interception. That was his first fourth quarter comeback. The next one was against the giants. Jake LA sixty one yard field goal courses down twenty four to twenty. One leaves a leads, a forty, seven yard drive. Kick a field goal, twenty four, twenty four. They get the ball back and then they have a quick nineteen yard three play drives the alshon Jeffery throw against the sideline lease Jake Elliott game winner. So that one that you go, Carson put together six points in two drives and he actually had a touchdown drive the drive before that as well. So that was a thirteen points in the fourth quarter in that game. And then there was the Indianapolis game, which was this season. Those are questions, three attributed fourth quarter comebacks. Now I don't know how many other opportunities he's had for fourth quarter comebacks I think three off the top of my head the Detroit Lions want early in his career of the Baltimore. Ravens won twenty sixteen. Now this one where you know, I believe to those ended on turnovers on one of the end with a with a failed two point attempt. One was Ryan Mathews fumble. I remember which one. You're talking about, but at the same time you take that information and then you also look earlier in the game to why he doesn't always get those situations. Especially last year Ben, there was a seventeen play ninety four yard nine minutes and twenty two second drive that got us to seventeen nothing in that third quarter that I thought at the time, and it should have been was a massive backbreaker at put the eagles up by three scores. They did it against the wind going that way. Forty two yards of tight end yards on it. Got her finishes off by by finding space on that play action role at that. We talked about the goal line that Carolina had read pre snap. And at that time again, Ben, the Panthers worth one, stopping the eagles today also went recovered a fumble on that one, which was a big playoffs without it was it was against Cam Newton, but well executed all the way down the field. You get aggressive on fourth and one again with another one sneak, which again, undefeated on fourth down the Panthers would answer. For that with like a laborious, eleven play eighty or drive that eight five minutes of the clock that they desperately needed. They even wasted a time out there. But when the eagles get into this pre prevent stuff like, where does the blame lie? We we're always wanna point a finger in a, maybe it's not just necessarily one person, but that drive right there should have been enough for the defense. And I know we're kind of picking Carson Wentz a little bit. And now granted, you know, went, got him down there with the throat Jeff, karston I know I wanna make sure that that's clear because for me, that should have been enough of spot, like you said, ninety eight percent win probability. I just wanna know like what happened to the defense like, 'cause it seemed like they were sitting back a little too early for my taste. And as the old saying goes, prevent defense prevents you from winning the game. I think that, yeah, you saw on the on the first scoring drive for the Panthers in the fourth quarter you saw more. So those empty shells. Line at stuff to me. And I talked about this earlier in the podcast. I thought the fourth quarter there was so much cover one. It was just man. It was just man coverage, and we're just, you know why they're gonna rush five or we're going to was it off to a from, but you know some trying to dig in more to that. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, no. They'll sprinkling often unless nickel impress, man. I mean, they lost a Robin, pick concepts all over the place, lost a man beaters and crossers. Right? You saw there was a key third down where they lost a mesh sit because they rushed four and they're defined man coverage. Right? That's when you do remember yelling that at my at my television screen, you cook. Go ahead, right? And so this, this is just simply to say that there isn't an engaging answer when the defensive line isn't getting pressure. When the of line is getting pressure, the eagles defence is now on unstoppable. Right? I already I already I tweeted it out. I gotta myself when I said eagles. Got Jags next week, jacks. Just sat, Blake, Bortles. I mean, come on like this. This defense is a is a paper. Shredder leaders pass rush. And then when the past starts to fall. Silence a little bit, whether because players are gas and there's not as much depth as there was last season or because teams are keeping more blockers in for protection, which think they'd Carolina likely did a little bit of that as well. There's no answer this secondary is a massive liability, and it's it's very easy. Given the situational things that occurred to blame Carson because you have Carson throws to win Dell and I saw a screen grab of the plan. Yeah, pretty blatant causing. It's went down. We have first goal baby in the sauce. No worries, right. We forget all about this. It's easy to talk about. You know, I don't know who else people are blaming right now. The number one liability still remains the secondary. The secondary is beat up two week. One starters are down at positions in which corner it which death was already a significant issue. Safety depth has been killing this team since MacLeod went down in the first week. I, the third game of the season. Sans McLeod went down safe. That was in the problem. Maddox had to move back. Corey Graham's got the injury. Now we got extra McDougal planet, the nickel returnable Douglas. Isn't getting time on the outside despite the fact that he was a third round pick last year who should be expected to be able to start a Deandra Halley trader form. He's not doing anything for you. Trae Sullivan's counting for you, secondary depth. And then the injuries are the number one biggest issue for this team bar. None offense is stellar. Run defense is stellar. Pass rushes, exceptional. Secondary's the problem and it's it's it's it's been the weakness now into big comebacks Bendon anybody stand out to you as far as I know you do the weekly winners and losers column for bleeding, green nation dot com. Do you have in mind? Let's talk some positive thoughts here because the game wasn't on negative. I mean we had some huge performances from Zacher who was what? Nine catches one hundred thirty eight yards. Alshon Jeffery seven catches eighty eight yards and a touchdown dollars, Dallas gutter played. Well again, the running game was was solid. They were hit those trap concepts like we talked about going into the game that we're going to be important. There was a good run, pass balance that we don't have to complain about. Thankfully, in this game by, do you feel anyone else stood out? I don't what Michael Bennett had a great game, Jordan Hicks flashed for me. Was there anybody else that stood out for you? I'm going to save who I potentially think was a big, big, big winner until I can see the Alzheimer's you out is visible. We call in the business a teaser, so just makes you listen and read stuff. I offense also on Jeffrey who man, it's, it's very difficult to think of a player who is as good on the sideline in limited space as Sean Jeffrey, and obviously Carson and his villa to place the ball in catchable spas, huge part of that very narrow margin for error, very narrow window when you're up against the sideline alshon so regularly makes plays up against the boundary which body control and vestibular sense just being aware of what's around you. Having a an instinct in feel for where that sideline is and how much room you haven't, how to win with leverage what you can extend to. He had three sidelined grabs. I can think of in this game all of which more spectacular than the last. So car alshon. Gonna be a big winner for me. They're on the offensive side of the ball on the defensive side of the ball. I think you you always talking about Malcolm Jenkins had another stellar Geico. I had the big pass break of auditory Smith yet a key attack over loss on a second. In short, which plays stick out into my memory. I think just defensive. It's so hard because defensely the game was so high quality. Ronald Darby was playing a very, very fine game for three quarters. You don't. You don't wanna take it away from him because I think that schematics that I have. I've got big questions as far as as how he was deployed. I wanna take that away from him and I don't wanna take away from from one play, but I think the wrong Darby played very well. I continually question the deployment of of Wendo small as a running back. Yeah, I don't. I can't. And you know, like, oh, pass catcher yadda couple of big Ron's, and that was nice. I mean, as a runner, small went nine for thirty two, which is average of three point six. Now I'm not gonna say Josh Adams went four seventeen climate went. Eight of six. You know, like this is the nobody was rushing very well, but Wendell, small wedges runs in people. He doesn't have good vision to me. It's really plainly as simple as that. And obviously, gonna Correy's got much worse efficiency numbers there and saw eight carries to windows nine, but I just don't really Wendell smaller think is the right now in nice receiving back. You should continue to use them as such. And obviously that's kind of how you wanna use Corey too. So I gave between a rock and hard place is simply don't see it with Lindahl ma'am, been moving forward like what does the impact of this game have on the team when you look at it from a big picture stance? Obviously, it moves you to three and four, which is not ideal whatsoever. Luckily, the rest of the NFC east is struggling to figure things out. Dallas put together a good game against the Jacksonville Jaguars last week. Interesting to see. Blake Bortles bench this week. I don't think the Jaguars are very good overall team. So we'll see the ramifications of that if Dallas is better than we than we think they are. I don't. I don't think they are. But for the eagles just for them like this game, we talked about the giants game being like a blow out that like we kinda needed just just feel better and just to kind of get back on track, this game was trending towards that. Blowout quality win, total win offense. Defense feeling really good, keeping the momentum going, and they just slam the brakes on that. And you wonder if that is going to be the question for this team or the downfall of this team. As we move through this entire season, I'm not saying slam the panic button right now, but I'm saying this is happening way too much to a team where this type of stuff wasn't happening to them last year. And that's a major difference to me. I am a little closer to the panic button, then you are. I'm close. I'm close. I'm close to it. I'm just saying, I'm not freaking out this is I mean, yeah, fifty minutes into the game. It still out. Yeah, you know, came Panthers first points, come with ten forty left on the clock and she's just grazed. Think about, and again, you know, we says the titans game, you know, Jake Elliott hits a field goal, right? And all of a sudden it's twenty to twenty one. And without Sean, Jeffrey pass, interference eagles got the game like in other so many tipping points. We talked about way when it comes to close games like this. So like I said, eagles are comfortably better more talented team in the Carolina Panthers score doesn't reflect that, but says, I think what you can very easily see now just never get to that point. But yeah, the reason I'm close to the panic button is this evening while it seventeen mouth thing. I'm watching the way that Carolina is throwing the intermediate crossers against his own in not even testing the boundary down the field, not even looking to ice late in cover three zones away, like a Tampa team dead or whatever. On thinking to myself man shot McVeigh's gonna coast this team out of this defense out of building Ryan thinking to myself, like geez, like Sean Payton is gonna hang forty on this defense because simply you're not an for whatever reason, you know, Ron Rivera, north Turner, just not attacking the weakness of the Seger. Defense now they move towards it. And Jim Schwartz game a little bit of help in the fourth quarter, obviously. But I think about the ish, the number one issue that you've seen. I think so far, seven weeks into the season is an inability to adjust to how you're getting beaten on the defensive side of the football. And so what you're going to hear in the Tuesday pressures is, hey, we played great defense for fifty minutes. We just gotta figure out how to finish the game play for the next ten. It's not good. Oh, you know, we're gonna get. You know, we gotta. We're gonna try to get a Hello. Do not a back against any Jones back. We're gonna have more depth on the pass rush on. We're going to have one of our starters back in the secondary and all these are very fine points, and absolutely that's gonna help. None of it means anything. If you can't adjust, if when the damn barbecue can't close back, I am support you one thousand percent of Camden. I do all that build up work for you and you get the bring it home. I thought you were setting show the air on the. Rage out Rondo man. I was Ben Simmons. I'm coming to finish at the Cup. I'm so upset that just happened. There was my line was normally I get to be the setup man for you. Then I decided entering true. Okay. But don't say I never did you. I'm back. Yes, Mike, you hit the nail on the head. Thank you. If you are unable to adjust as a defensive coordinator late in games in in the middle of games in live game action, not across the we can live game action. When you're getting the pants beat off, you're getting the pants beat off you and there's not much going to be able to do about that coming into the season. It was something we wanted to see more of shorts a couple of weeks ago. I thought we doing really nice job seeing it in the titans game. He to the colts game to the giants game seemed like we were good. We seem to have just stepped back in our point of inconsistency of uncertainty were you just don't know if swertz is going to have an answer for the way offenses or attacking, besides will we get more pressure which kinda has a cap. There's a limit to that answer. Actually kinda runs out of gas in this eagles team has dropped to multi score. Fourth quarter leads, which is number one, a clear sign that there are better football team in the records indicate because usually teams win those games. Just probability wise. Yup. But number two indicates that when the when the snowball starts rolling and they get figured out, there's really not much this team kind of just like with there's a little bit in that regard. And we talked about Carson, you know, in in one score games in the fourth quarter probably tries to too much and his record reflects that SuperBowl caliber teams do not do that. That is not. It's right that that's the biggest issue is that you're gonna be key gains down the stretch against playoff-caliber teams, and you're not going to these issues arise, then you're not gonna have the sort of windows where you have third into with the ball in the fifteen or whatever it was, you know it. It's not even gonna be within region that ways. You know, those good teams will put you to sleep when they when they when they get a hold on your throat. So what. You're looking at? Well, the eagles for the next six games or Nancy's and a good NFC. East record is going to be enough to win this vision just to follow up on that point Ben, we've talked about it several times with the way that this division go is going. This division is one with divisional games, and I think that's still holds joint is going to his everyone's record. Is gonna be close enough that you're going to need to win division games because having the tiebreaker is going to be up Jacksonville a team that's really struggling in London, eight thirty AM bring the Cody Kessler. Yeah. So you know, Blake has been really struggling. Got benched today for those who don't know vegetables. The Texans Cody Kessler the backup came in, don't really know what to expect that game right now. Mike. I mean, Jacksonville defense very talented has been underplaying eagles tire teams in very talented and keeps on replying at this. Like that's a very confusing game to me end end, you know eagles or probably still going to be a second, the NFC east with three and four Jaguars third. NFC east right now at three and four. You know Texans go three and are now leaving that division of foreign three Josh's lost unlike very weird circumstances for both teams. So there's a lot of desperation air. I have no idea how to feel about that game right now. And then after that, it's Cowboys at saints, giants Redskins at Cowboys on your next five games a, I'm pretty sure the by a week doesn't even come through until after that Cowboys game memory serves which memory doesn't usually serve you with the schedule learned this. Why should go check the cowboy saints giants Redskins Cowboys. When is there by? Oh, they're buys after the Jaguars for the camera is okay. So that's big beat the Jaguars go to foreign four get a BI week, chill also week nine that by week I'm pretty sure that'll be after the trade deadline. So make your moves be the Jaguars have a week to install people, and then you have for the next five games, divisional games and and the other two games are the saints Rams. So you'll come into the second quarter, the second half of the season at five hundred? Yes. So a five divisional games left go in, I mean, at five hundred along with the Rams and the saints, both of which are on the road in Texas, the other game. So like I, I have zero doubt in my mind. The eagles can take that stretch at six, two embassies season attendance, sex, win the division and go to off as very clear easy likelihood question as if you're going to do that, or if they're gonna putz around, lose games, not supposed to lose which case, you know, then that will have a different conversation. It's very interesting because when you talk about what this team like, how do we make this team better? I mean, I don't think defense coordinator answer. Mike. It's probably just like get healthy and get some more high impact players in the secondary, but there's not a lot about this Rosser you can really improve upon relative to other authors in Elise. I me this is still with with McLeod and Sidney Jones. Jay. By endurance froze. All down this roster is probably still top five in the NFL for sure. If the talents there, the towns, their execution just hasn't been there. Consistent with head coach is fantastic, right? It's a you, man. I mean, you make you have a question. You know what? Your defensive coordinator and his ability, or you have to say, okay, if Jim Schwartz just wants to kinda run this very cover, three heavy defense gotta, make sure that he has corners in the outside who can deal with a little bit better. We gotta make sure Ronda MacLeod as healthy. That's kind of what got be on. So it's difficult to think of ways you immediately improve on this team. I think you know, looking at this, this upcoming trade deadline and eagles have clearly been discussed to be very aggressive in you've heard corners discussing. You've heard wide receivers discussed, I think, yes. Safety corner in defensive tackle depending on what TIMMY Jernigan is like in the building half to three spots. Your offense is fine. You know what I mean? I you put up seventeen points on the Panthers. You really should have put up more miscue boy Etampes opportunity here in there. Whatever. But I think the dead, your big question is absolutely defense in that. We gotta be looking at the trade deadline heavily this week. That's gonna be the important thing, man, Ben. Let's hear what the gentle listener has to say about this game. Let's go to three words. So what we do after every game at BGN underscore radio, we asked you for three words to describe the game win or lose, and we picked the best ones to read out. I'm sure there's over two hundred responses at at this point, so we'll try to get to the some of the best ones are just the ones that we see off top that peak our interest than that up. I do that two most liked comments are from at s. x. are see an at Tom, Christina, forty, four are, excuse me. It's drawn at c. e. m. o. green and lawn us and the verses restroom shorts. And the second is fired gym shorts. Nothing. The two most life comments, which I find very funny and do and bring in whom yester- at n d watts says, make the trade. Which I don't know which one? Yes. Ryan furnance says, season is over and while it does not feel like the Philadelphia Eagles are legitimate SuperBowl contenders machination sees out over in the sense that. Division title and playoff berth still very much insight. See, let's see. Let's see. We got so many fires difference fired. Get out, Schwartz, fire Schwartz immediately. There's a lot of them another five gym shorts. Oh, I've got three small would was open. Now. That's third down that was a bad one at king. Jordan says not in a, oh one which is Carson's audience of one thing. So is that saying like it's just not like the single Carson show 'cause I kinda get that one. I, that's a little clever poor, Michael Bennett. I like that one. My second best defensive line inside slash Cox, eagles team better than Brandon. Grab at me. No. I mean, he's been playing. I mentioned a few times this show in it's in. It's a shame. We don't get to talk about him more because he's been fin frigging tastic in was part of a couple of big big stops for the eagles today. Last one is this one because we get at least two or three responses like a week and always kills me. Nick Atkins at eagles l. i. champs says. Stay aggressive. They did the same against Tennessee, got a lead conservative on offense and defense didn't take the short play together. I and bad tackling. It's three words, man. I know people always give us. He's like, big lot response than I never read them all wait. No, I found end on this one because you said, who would we bring in? If I Jim Schwartz Jason Rivera at camel toe in spandex, pretty shares his added sport. Reverse the hottest take ever said of the kissing select show. He says Steve Spagnolo defense coordinator who worry Steve for may St. hot if they bring in Spagnolo spags. Okay. All I'm happy about one main thing I said a lot of was active that if he got an offense of touch 'cause everybody was like running the football, give them a goal and touch said he got off at the touch. I would speak in Australian accent for the entire podcast. He didn't get a tie comparing happy. What would you say such a thing I like making wagers on do even know how to do what Australian accent. I mean, now I'm not gonna try, but I would've looked it up. I would've learned Ben. All right. I think we covered eagles lose twenty one to seventeen. They moved to three and four. My family wanted nothing to do with me at the end of that game because of his very, very upset, but we shall move on and continue to cover this thing Ben Siegel by to the dental listeners in your best Australian accent, it's not having touch now's a deal by gentle listeners. This. Yeah, thank you as always for the kissed on select show here on ESPN radio. I gotta say it's not as fun as you podcast when we're not winning, you want such been it all these all these Brecon notes. When we were up seventeen, nothing at all these great talking points all this great stuff to talk about. That's what I feel about them right now. Eight goes back to the point of process over results in saying like, we knew at seventeen nothing that the secondary was still concerned. Carson hero ball was a problem, and then the tide start to turn and those two things end up being the major exacerbates what the autonomy like those are still the issues. They've been issues in the winds, and they've been issues in the losses. Right. So what you do to fix those number one, Carson just gets more time as an experienced starter. He loses games like this. He has bad reps life as he sees him in the film room. He learns from them and he grows investor. Something that has to happen. Again, we're looking at thirty five starts for the guy and secondary were supposed to wrapping the podcast right now and then the secondary you. They're trying to trade for folks because they know they need the help because they've got injuries. So thank you as always. Began radio, tricky one. Tough one will be with you for the whole week, very excited from selling the drop on this to be Frank as can be really interesting, and you'll hear those podcasts likely on Wednesday and on Thursday or on Tuesday on Wednesday on Wednesday will break down the alternate to on Thursday previewing, half of the Jackson on Friday preview the other half the Jags game. Is that correct? Yeah, that's all this. Those gonna work this week where the BGN radio thrown in there somewhere as well as a main preview show. Yeah, because Tuesday is going to be the press conferences. So it'll be very interesting this he would Jeff Schwartz and micro and Doug Peterson and the gang has to say about this one if I'm on. So that's the plan for the week and make sure, of course, following Appalachian green in at Jan underscore radio for all of our audio and written content on the the previous game end on the upcoming game as always been Benjamin Saul on Twitter at Benjamin. 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