Uh, welcome to the newest episode of sports talks.
Until I'm a demon mood.
I'm here with my political host. Hundreds.
Uh, so we're gonna talk about the champion, Siri's and MLB.
We're gonna talk about review and if a Week five and preview weak, sick, and then talk about Virginia Tech football.
So let's start with the championship series.
What stood out for you in the last few games? Well, what's that? Last night, especially Clayton Kershaw's back, 2020 is take away.
A lot of things cannot take Clayton Kershaw choking in a playoff game.
Just well, at least to be fair.
He was good for for about five innings.
Well, that's the normal thing, though, for him is good, then and then he stinks in the sixth or seventh inning.
You know, you go back to last year, gave up those two home runs to run down in Soto, and then last night gives up the tying run and then the go ahead run.
Um, Atlanta is a better team than I probably gave them credit for.
Think they're going to win this series? They probably will go to the world. Siri's.
It would not surprise me if they win the World Series, even though I don't know what's going on.
The res need to close out Houston before 2020 does something else because I cannot see them hopefully reverse sweeping with that.
How would Twitter reacted? The Astros reverse left the race, and it was probably a nuclear bomb going off there.
Yeah, I mean, first I want first.
Let's just recap the Dodgers brave stuff.
So I mean, like, I think of what I said last week like the Braves have.
They got two good pitchers, Max Breed and Ian Anderson and a lot of people sad.
Once you get past those guys, it's really like you don't have a lot of options.
Like they I don't break the Braves.
That could develop pitching like no one else, but But it's still young.
Like some of these guys are still like 22 21.
23 year old kids like like they could still struggle.
I mean, obviously, Kyle, right wasn't great in Game three.
Um, but Bryce Wilson, I was looking at two hours reading of watching Twitter when, like they announced he was starting game floor.
Yeah, it was game for you and he basically they were like, Oh, yeah, it's gonna be too too because they had no faith in Bryce Wilson at all.
And like and like what happened? Like he threw six innings and honestly shook off for the Sevens.
Honestly, I would have I would have put him out in that seventh inning.
I think so, too.
So I guess they wanted to play it safe and just, you know, go to their bullpen, which the bullpen has been pretty good.
Um, I give Freddie Freeman a lot of crap because he looks like buzz from home alone, but he's been rock, you know.
I hate him when he goes up against my team, but he's really, really good, and he's just been great these entire playoffs.
It looks like it's been great for Atlanta to on Lacuna is kuna.
They have a really deep lineup and, you know, it's That's why I think the other than their pitching.
I think that's why they're beating the Dodgers.
It's because their hitters are hitting and the Dodgers hitters, once again in October, have gone cold like they just happens every single year will not be surprised.
Honestly, if the Dodgers make some changes after this, I know it was only 60.
Yeah, Yeah, that was my next question on like whether Aaron like and we could if you want to talk about Aaron Boone in this situation as well because, like, do you think Dave Roberts gets like, how much? If the if the if the Braves win today, or, like advanced the world Syria's.
Do you think Dave Roberts get fired? That's a good question.
I mean, like, they were talking about it after they collapsed against the Nationals last year.
They were up 2 to 1.
They lose Game four, and then they have that big choke in the 10th inning against them.
Um, there's probably people wanted to fire Dave Roberts.
They stuck with him.
But, I mean, you think the Padres that they're not been coming team, they're gonna keep giving them problems, I think in the coming years, just because of how deep their prospect pool is and how young in the lineup is.
But, I mean, that's that's another consecutive second executive year.
If they were to lose this of just bowing out early before the World Series.
This is a world Siri's caliber team.
That's yeah, that's my point.
Like if you have all the talent in the world.
But if you can finish it off, then you have rock star pitching.
I mean Walker, Buehler and can't Clayton Kershaw, But like you want to.
And also Dust in May and Julio Urias.
How many? 12 is in the league? I know Kershaw chokes a lot in the playoffs that what's what he does.
But how many 12 is usually in the league are better than those two It's not.
You could count them on like one hand.
And then you have your lineup with Muncie and Bellenger, and you know Johnston Turner.
Justin Turner should be sticking their anything, which Seeger, I think, is still there.
It's just it's just a deep lineup all around.
You know, the fact that they haven't gone, they won't potentially will not be going back to the World Series again.
E think they might be making some changes, even though 60 game season who No one really knew that this was gonna happen.
But you know even despite that, I mean, they could make some changes.
It wouldn't surprise me.
Yeah, I mean, and an hour put, Aaron, I might put Aaron Boone in that same situation because the Yankees have talent.
But, um, again, the Yankees haven't done much as well.
I mean, yeah, let's go to the raised in Houston game.
Uh, I think Houston Well, I mean, if you're if you're in Houston, I think you have to take this one game out of time like yeah, like, literally you, baby. I know.
Oh, it's game sicker.
You gotta You gotta manage Game six like it's game seven and then game seven like it's Game seven E.
Therefore Amber Valdez, who is decent? Um And I mean, we have to give some credit to Houston because most of the guys they have, especially their bullpen right now.
Problem haven't had probably like prior to this year, pitched up to double A up until double A or just three triplets.
So we have to give something because seeing some of the young seeing some of the young pitchers do some of that.
It's great, especially with Verlander being out for the year next year with Tommy John and not knowing how good Greinke would be.
I mean, you're you McCullers.
It will be one year removed from Tommy John, but he has injury issues as well, so it's gonna have.
They have to rely a lot in those guys, But I mean, like I said that you have to take it one game at a time.
If if you're Houston, so just pretend like you're basically it's two more games.
The only thing you can do when you're down 30 I mean, there's a reason why there's only been one team in baseball history that's ever come back from 30 down.
I think it's only been, you know, they've been doing best of seven for way very long.
I think there's only been four or five teams that they were back in, like 80 90 year period or something like that.
So, uh, just honestly, like probably before that.
So it's very hard.
But I mean, like I said, if Houston something else does this, there will be a lot of folks very mad online.
I mean, I thought it was just about over when the raid went up 30 I mean, Houston has won these last two games by the slimmest of margins.
Tampa has been in those games right until the end.
You know the walk off last night? Nothing to do about that.
That's a gorgeous, gorgeous.
And then the night before that, I think it was a one run game is.
Well, I'm not mistaken.
Yeah, um, Table just has to finish the job.
They're getting close.
Um, I'm not sure he's pitching for them tonight.
Do you know who it is? Uh, Blake.
And then, for I would imagine if Blake Snell today and then glass no tomorrow.
Because considering they already willing to play glass no.
Yeah, I would say Ronnie and Randy Rosa right now.
The other the Whoa, That's my That's my God.
He's just I love his video.
Beat the Yankees.
And then they were banging the water things like that because they had the Astros coming up.
Um I mean, he's just he's been thought of on the wash.
He had that really awesome game tying home run last night, even despite the loss.
So really hoping he can pull through tonight. Ahead.
And one last thing with cover with MLB.
Obviously, like with the Astros.
Like you have some key free agents like Springer, the free agent after this year.
Career a free agent after next year.
They They're definitely, like a sign stealing. We're not.
I mean, I don't think teams are going to care about the sign stealing.
You're just gonna see Springer could help us win.
They're gonna They're gonna teams.
I don't think Houston could bring back either of those guys to be on.
I mean, apparently, um What? Who is it? A Springer.
Like him and his wife moved to, like, the East Coast.
So ah, lot of speculation is that, um, like, maybe a team like the Mets, because I know Steve Cohen just bought them Boston.
The possibility you then that's doing it.
Because then the bad about above Soto, what do you would you accept spring on the team? Oh, like if he helps you win.
Like, just don't be saying stupid stuff with your quotes.
They just they need a bat to bat either behind soda or, um, longer than because I mean you could just tell the loss of random really hurt him.
So they need another big bat in there, whether it's from Houston or is from another team that has a big free agent bat coming out, I think I think Michael Brantley is also from the Astros.
And, yeah, it's also one.
But no one really cares about that one no one cares about.
But, I mean, they're not a high budget team, are they? There they spend No, they're mid, their mid and then, but also there.
But remember, they're also it's Koven.
And also they might be like Fine because, like all that stuff, but no like the point.
Yeah, I'll try to make it.
Is that a bunch of these players, like there's nothing off the field wrong with something like other than her soon other than their SUNA? There's nothing wrong like no domestic violence, nothing, nothing like that for these guys that can you get over the fact that for one year for parts of two years and one year, um, and one complete year where they cheated But honestly, e organization more like the other management people for not really doing as much about it.
I mean, obviously the you know, my Yeah.
You know, my theory on that whole thing is like, I think that there were guys on that in that organization that are good baseball people. Yeah.
Like like it's not the entire like, and And I know I'm an Orioles fan.
So because and I know that the general manager, like Mike Elias, was with Houston, um, And then like my dealt But those guys, I think are good faith.
I think that they did not condone the cheating at all.
I think that they were also, like, I think they were seeing like, Oh, they're seeing, like, the top means of the world.
Kind of get hired and seeing what they were doing here, like Okay, the first opportunity I have to get out of the organization.
I'm going to get out.
You know, like when you see that ship sinking like I'm gonna I'm gonna jump off before the ship sinks or something.
Yeah, that's pretty much how I feel.
So, um so that's what I think, but look, And like going back to what? Going back to all the other free agents, like Michael Eyes was in areas like I think I may have mentioned a couple times.
But Michael Eyes was an area scout for Houston before he became the head of played minor league player development for Houston and then became ashamed. The Orioles.
Uh, the Orioles have a top 10 farm system at right now.
At the after this year, we'll see some of their pitching that we'll see some of their pitching prospects, so there could be more of a competitive team.
But the one position they're locking it shortstop and Chris Davis contract ends in 2022.
If he makes it to that point.
Yeah, so, um so And I think you're I think you're kind of thinking where I'm going with this.
Mike Elias was an area scout for Houston in 2012.
He scouted Carlos Correa.
Yeah, he knows that.
He knows he knows the Korea family.
And apparently Korea's brother, almost signed with Baltimore is an undrafted guy.
So if we're going for with that, yeah, like I it wouldn't talk to me.
And it wouldn't because if you if you think Brian Mount Castle had a good year training, see any.
We know how good he was last year.
Uh, Anthony Santander, if if he a couple of years Last year, if you had, if you play the whole year, he probably would have hit, like, 30 home runs or something like that cause he's good and then you Like I said, we have a top.
Like I said, we have top 10 farm system we have.
Ah, I think there's a third best prospect.
An athlete, Rochman.
So, like I could see Michael life bringing up like, Okay, if we signed Carlos Correa like and the other thing Correa has been a part of rebuild.
And also, it also seems like around this time, like rebuilding teams, they always find a veteran.
You help them like, yeah, bring across the line a little bit on.
And, um, not only would Korea be that piece, but Correa himself was a part of a rebuild, so now he would then sign a big deal with the team that's gonna be full of players.
That was where he was a few years ago.
So it's gonna be like a fairly interesting changing perspectives.
I think I would, I would if I am Mike Elias after seeing that home run after seeing what he's been able to do in October, I would be willing to offer in, like, six years, 150 million, like I would be willing to go that far.
I think he's I think he's that talented.
But also, if you match him with Richmond, Mount Castle, Mancini, Santana there it was some of the prospects and then you focus still focus on developing the pitching.
You're talking about a team in American League East? I could actually compete.
Maybe not not with the Rays, because I think the Rays are the best team in American League East for the next 5 to 10 years.
But maybe, at least with Toronto, maybe with New York.
So eso Let's move on Thio the NFL.
Obviously, there's no Thursday Night Football because Kobe pretty much yeah, I felt weird last night.
You know, we have no Thursday football.
We had Tuesday Night football, but least 40 on Bella news, you know, goes to the chief.
Yeah, let's talk about that one for a little bit.
What were your thoughts on that one? I mean, it makes sense.
I mean, I guess they wanted They probably use, like, a hybrid with Edward Teller, and they'll probably used for oil pass catching options because, uh, when he was with Pittsburgh, especially, they would put him, like, acted like a wide receiver.
He's You can do both, but it just makes them even more loaded.
So that's gonna be fun.
Um, I always say this about him, man.
You know, they, the Steelers and him should have found a way to make it work.
You know, he's probably kicking himself a bit sale that, you know, he went to the jacks of all teams.
Gays really didn't seem to care to use him.
But, you know, I don't think Adam gays really gives a **** about anything at this point.
If not next week, If they lose to the Dolphins, I don't know how he's not been fired yet.
That's ridiculous to me.
You have some connections Thio, Christopher Johnson or like a Manning.
Or like he had some manning connections or something.
I don't know what it is, but, you know, Jets fans were tired of it.
You know, you listen to W s I look it up? Yeah, I look up.
You can continue talking.
Let me look it up If he has any.
Yeah, so yeah, I mean, you listen W f a n f in New York and they just they scold him like is that they call him the offensive genius that he is, because that's what they thought he was when he came in.
But yeah, I mean, belt, he's a good he's a good running back.
Still just wasn't a bad fit in New York.
Made a lot of money, though.
You know that that year and a half, and they could be like, 20 something million dollars.
I'll take it and he gets designed for, like, league minimum for the rest of this year.
And then if it doesn't work out in Kansas City, he could go pick his new free agent destination when he was a free agency next year, cause I'm not really sure if the Chiefs we'll bring him back because they know, I think I think it's more so that Edward Alaric and develop a little more and then combining his name.
Yeah, you know, I'm Adam Gates was apparently the quarterbacks, paintings, quarterback coach in 2012 when he was whatever.
See something Ditched his, uh, ditched.
Ditched his wife after childbirth for a meeting with Peyton Manning.
So Well, that's nice.
That's a nice job back in case, you know, he ditches a lot of things that, like calling back calling.
Good place. He's just been ditching out a lot.
Joe Flacco Supposed to start this week to I start.
I started the Dolphins defense against them and fantasy this week because I know that that's for so bad.
It's embarrassing, right? Yeah.
Speaking of fantasy fantasy, I do have Edwards deliver, like, and I think we're texting.
And I showed you my team was like, Fortunately, I have the depth to cover in the event that, uh, Edwards layers usage drops, but yeah, I mean, yeah, first of all, my first thought was at this point, Patrick Mahomes of standards.
He has all he has.
He has all the Infinity challenge at this point.
All he needs is, um, all he needs is for the chiefs to draft either Kyle pitch or paff.
Uh, Yeah, I know.
I hope that doesn't happen.
But But, like, honest, like, even show everyone that they were human a bit last week.
I mean, the Raiders went in there to go ahead, which they don't really lose there too often.
And they did beat them.
So everyone who thought the Chiefs were gonna go 16 and no this season, No, not gonna happen.
I mean, the raid on the Raiders are such a weird team Will beat them in the Saints, but then they'll lose the like a garbage team.
I don't get that team, but they looked human last weekend. I'll say that.
I mean, they look human, but at the end of day, we know that they're gonna like they're probably gonna be in the NFC championship game at this point.
At least at least. Yeah.
And then, you know that, like, it's probably a bad week for all.
I mean, they're gonna have these bad games.
I mean, the Kansas City's Kansas City off, So I mean, but yeah, I can see you can City Let's first.
Yeah, let's just and then let's we kind of go backwards little bit gets recap from these other games.
So we have the Vikings and Seahawks.
Anything? Stand out.
You know, people were calling from my examiner on that.
They're going for on 4000.
Yeah, I wanna I kind of wanted, like, if you wouldn't mind, I kind of would want to say something a little bit a little bit about the force and one thing. Yeah.
So he's going to say I would do it.
Yeah, OK, so you know how you know how there's, like, old like, you know, like how people are against ****ytics and football and sports In general, it was like when it works, like they have no comment on it.
But when it doesn't work, um they say, Oh, that's why it doesn't work like, first of all.
And I think ****ytics, like anyone who understand that it looks like they understand, like, force.
And one with two minutes left.
When you're running back surrounding five yards per carry, you're 98% of the chance for 97% of the time or sorry.
You should make that.
Get that yard like you should get that yard at some point, even if it's your backup running back.
But and I saw that play against like, Oh, this is why ****ytic like I like Rex Ryan.
But you could tell he's old fashioned.
So he goes like, ****ytics goes again like that was an ****ytics.
I was play call like that was the play called like, You see that play? And I think the left guard Well, he you could tell he shed his block.
That whole thing was he ran right into, like, two defenders when there wasn't even a hole.
There was a massive hole, right? Right.
And he could have just bounced the right.
I don't know what he was doing there, and that wasn't even a yard.
That's the thing that was, like inches at.
Yeah, so it's like for me, it's like play call, like ****ytics can tell you like you go for it.
But if you don't have the right play call, then you're gonna go.
You're not. You're not gonna be successful.
And it's like and it's like the same argument people have about not using ****ytics are the reason why you lost.
You didn't make it on that play.
So that's kind of like weird.
And then they also to £4 on that next drive to stop.
Russell Wilson got to get a stop.
I mean, I think then people are like, Oh, well, you know, they go for it, But they still won the game.
I mean, you had 1/4 in, Like, I think it was like 1/4 in 10.
And they gave up that long past from Wilson. Guy was wide open.
Don't know what the hell their safety was doing.
And then fourth and goal games on the line make a stop.
Like, that's what you gotta do, right? Yeah.
So I'm just looking for the other game.
So, uh, do you have any thoughts? Did you have any thoughts on the Bills Titans game? A buffalo annihilated.
Josh Allen looked kind of like He's just I don't know how to evaluate him.
He's always like Dr Jekyll and Mr High.
Up and down, up and down.
That was just a really bad game from him.
No, his tape is always mixed, you know.
You just like it was just got crushed that came.
Their defense got exposed I think pretty good.
Tannehill was really nice.
Derrick Henry continues to make defensive backs look like Pee wee football players just because it's ridiculous.
I'm a Steelers play the next week.
I'm a bit concerned about that game.
That's the only thing I would say.
I didn't like how the Titans were like every like everyone hates us.
Like you guys broke protocol.
Like Utah Taylor Lewins? Um, yeah, that was such a joke. Yeah.
I mean, he's like you guys were mad.
You guys hate us.
It's like you put the season in jeopardy.
You idiots like it's just like like and they saw the quote tweets.
I mean, that was talking about getting ratio.
I mean, cheese, like, stop being Stop saying stupid stuff like I get it.
You know, you haven't played in two weeks.
People are mad, but you don't have to, like, come out and, like, try to, like, make people even more mad about your stupidity because you put people in jeopardy, right? Yeah.
And then you had, uh, Charger ST I mean, Justin Herbert.
It's it's really it's good.
I mean, the chargers charger.
I just go back to that franchise every year.
But Herberts the real deal? I think he's playing really well.
Um, I guess I did.
I saw some people asked me to go Tyrone.
They wouldn't lose movie stars.
It's like they wouldn't be in that position of Tyrod.
It's just like people are obsessing over tires.
I got Justin Herberts their future.
He's played really good this season despite their losses.
You know it's not their fault.
Anthony Lynn is one a bad head coach, and trying to the cars is just continue to do the same thing they have done for like over a decade now.
And that's losing the most heartbreaking style every week.
And it's just a different kind of heartbreak every week.
That's just the weird and bad part about it, right? Yeah.
And then you had Viking see Okay, you had coats and browns.
I mean, Philip Rivers just looks old point what's done? I mean, he somehow he's got to feed those 50 kids, so e just gay.
I'll never get over that, But in all seriousness, he does look kind of done his arms.
His arm strength is like, now here's the honestly it take for you.
I think he's honestly one of most overrated quarterbacks of this job. E.
I think some people say Man, first foul Hall of Famer.
I'm like based on what? What has he done? Oh, you just get his better odds than Eli Manning, who's who belonged to the Hall of Good.
But he's not a you got like we're robbing Burger.
And Eli versus Philip is tough.
You adjust has the two rings, and I'm not sure you use that, you know, compare them because they're that ZA team thing.
Yeah, he did win the Super Bowl M v P.
He does elevate his game in the playoffs, and But, you know, the last few years of his regular seasons were really bad.
But I mean, then, obviously, that's a first ballot Hall of Famer from that draft class.
E mean, I just I agree with you, though I think the Rivers is in the hall of very, very good.
Yeah, like he's not a Hall of Fame, right? And then, um, and I think the Browns are a good team.
The only thing I would say about the Browns is the more Baker Mayfield throws, the more the the more he gives them a chance to lose.
Like that's my only concerns. Baker.
Can he be accurate? Yeah.
This is, like still a big year for him.
I mean, like the Steelers, who they, of course, play this weekend, You know, we both have not played, will be beaten.
So this is a big test.
I think for both teams, you have bounds of being like he's a cult Dallas with their atrocious defense.
I know, Doc almost looking back, but still, Dallas, the Bangles air awful.
And I think they beat the the Washington.
So, yeah, they beat the Washington, But teams, they get blown out by you guys.
This is a big test for them.
And also a big test with zero.
Because, you know, Eagles, Texans, Broncos, giants, not a murderer's row team.
So I mean, and of course, they haven't lost a game yet.
So is this gonna be a good game? You know, it's been a while since I think we've seen the Browns be good.
Probably when we were back in diapers or something like that.
So, um, excited, though.
Sita? Yeah, And then, um yes, we got that game covered.
The main storyline for Giants and Cowboys is Jack Prescott.
I mean, prepares up to him.
And that was I When I saw that replay man, I had to turn away.
This is why he was asking for a large contract and guarantee.
Like that's the thing to protect himself from injuries like this, uh, like *******s on Twitter about it.
And it was like, Stop like, Please.
I mean, do you guys do you think he do? You think he still finds a big deal after Because he should recover? I would hope so.
I would hope Jerry Jones actually pays him.
And it isn't like a cheap in order for this, because if not, I think he's gonna get paid by another team. Absolutely.
Yeah, like, yeah.
Like what? An interesting thing is, um, kind of the Dolphins 40 Niners game Wasn't really great.
And what we're not gonna We don't have to bring up that one.
But the 40 Niners, like Jimmy Garoppolo, apparently have no guaranteed money left on his deal.
Yeah, no guarantee my after this year so I could see the 40 Niners dropping Garoppolo on going after Dak Prescott but being interesting, Um, that would be a pretty big storyline to I think it will be signed, Garoppolo.
But his injury scare this year is definitely probably concerning.
I know. I mean, I think Garoppolo still under contract.
I think that easier.
It'll be easier to cut him.
I mean, so I mean, that was the thing there.
Um I mean, Giants.
I feel bad for giant fans like you playing the worst division.
And you're in last place in the worst division that the Washington football team this week? Yep.
Uh, then let's see.
And I think the last, uh, Steelers Eagles and Bengals Ravens let me first cover.
Let me let me do the Bengals.
Ravens. Ravens won joke.
Poor Joe Burrow because he waas like, Was he pretty good in that game? Were you impressed? No.
Borough was not good at all, like, and I don't feel I feel bad for him because he had no line to protect him.
I mean, there's no they had five.
I think five cornerbacks from the Ravens recorded a sack.
Yeah, he's going to be good.
I know he is going to be awesome.
He's fun to watch, but I feel bad for him with that line.
I mean, I saw a J.
Green wasn't really doing anything.
He's just going off like something else.
I don't know what's going on, and I mean, I like Tyler Boyd.
Joe Mixon is good, but, you know, I don't think that having the competent head coach and I don't think that offensive line is going to go out.
Yeah, I mean, I think that I think you're right.
I think that I think you have a good core.
And when it comes to receivers augmented Tee Higgins, a Tyler boy.
But then you have because I think John Ross like their first round pick from two years ago, he's not e.
Think you'll be cut soon A. J. Green.
I don't think it wants to be there anymore.
Yeah, yeah, and I know Joe.
I know Joe Burrow wants the bank to drop to March chase next year.
Extra dropped, but someone needs to tell him we don't have a good old line.
We need to protect you.
And you already have decent receivers.
Like we would love to have two more chasing by that filthy that would be a filthy wide receiver corps.
And they have a good running back to.
He's really good.
It's just like they don't have anyone to block, form or brought for bureau.
So, yeah, they need heavily in the offensive line.
I mean, I think Bobby Heart, he's one of their tackles is one of the worst tackles in football.
Are malicious uncle in every single way.
And their defense.
I mean, I think Atkins and Dunlap hasn't been as good as normal, but they've also been the readers.
Also, after the years Well, who D J reader one of the great. Yeah.
And he was Houston underrate.
He was underrated with Houston.
So the Bangles are not gonna be good this year.
I feel bathroom on the Ravens side.
I know a lot of like Ravens fans were really upset.
We want 27 3, But you would like listen to something like the Ravens.
YouTubers like I like.
We were like you would have Matt, you would think to be lost 27 to 3.
Like they weren't happy with the performance.
Yeah, no, no, they weren't.
So, um, so apparently.
Okay, So Lamar obviously missed a couple of days of practice last week and then had a personal I think he had, like, there's a his feelings like a person.
Is it personal issue that came up on Sunday morning, So off he may, he may have not been and, like mentioned.