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Um, and you know what? Let's let's just get right into it.
We've got NFL power rankings coming up.
We've got, um, NFL pick six, pick seven s h, pick seven.
Still haven't really decided on a name for that.
Um, so we've got me and Shawn's power rankings.
We've got S h pick seven.
We've got a world.
Siri's Game six preview doctors were up three to in that series, and we've got some big news from the NFL in coal college football as well.
UM, let's start off with the world.
Siri's big, big game tonight.
Dodgers were up three to over Tampa Bay in this Siri's and they got to go up against Blake Snow and wow it Z.
The Dodgers have not won a world Siris in 32 years.
That means the Reds have won the world.
The last Reds World Series win was was sooner than the Dodgers last World Series went.
Yes, the Reds have won a world.
Siri's closer to now.
The Dodgers have once again the last Reds World Series win was in 1990.
That was 30 years ago.
The Tigers have had to wait 32 years for that.
Tony Gonsouland will start Game six for the Dodgers.
He has a 939 e R A.
In three postseason games, Um, he threw 88 pitches in Game two of the NLCS, 41 in Game seven, and then 29 pitches, Um, in one and one third inning in Game two against the Rays in this World Series.
Um, the Dodgers offense, of course, is really, really, really good.
Um, I mean, so far on the world. Siri's.
I think their lowest scoring game was four runs.
There's three runs.
Um, and you know what? You've got a J.
You've got Cody Bellinger, Mookie Betts.
Um, Max Muncy, Who's on an absolute tear.
You've got guys like even kick a Hernandez Jaak Peterson, who can step up.
Um, the lowest amount of runs the Dodgers have scored is for They scored four runs in a loss in Game two, and they scored four runs in the Game five win.
Um, for for the for themselves.
So if the Rays cannot win this game and it will be a tough one, um, they will lose a World Series, of course, but I think this game is bigger for the Dodgers in terms of their franchise in their history.
They have gotten so close so many times in the last 5678 years.
Clayton Kershaw has yet to win the World Series.
Um, and it's it's just they've been so close so many times, it starts to drain You and Dave Roberts got a lot of flak last year and and really all the last three postseasons when they've been, you know, one step away about to open the door.
Then they trip over their own shoe, lace and fall flat.
Um, and Dave Roberts has caught a lot of flak for that, whether it's mismanaging his pictures, pinch hitting or not pinch hitting when he should.
Or shouldn't, um, etcetera, etcetera and just bad managerial decisions.
So way see him kind of in a prove it year? Almost.
Uh, I know Sean and I both both were kind of toasted him a little bit last year after they didn't even make it to the world's areas.
They lost the Nationals because he just he didn't make good decisions and big moments.
Um, and it's It's a situation where you see Dave Roberts being one of the better managers in the league, but you can easily account that, too.
Oh, they just have really, really good personnel.
They have great players, and you would be a fool to lose with them.
And Dave Roberts is a fool because he hasn't won a World Series with him yet.
Well, I wouldn't go that far, because usually, I mean, here's one decision he made he, like Clayton Kershaw, keep pitching when Kershaw was done, and then he put him in relief.
When cursor really hasn't been good in relief outings, especially in the playoffs.
So you're trusting your best picture to go seven innings and your picture fall flat now.
Is that on Kershaw? Or is that on Roberts for leaving him into long? Because one thing you've got to realize is athletes In general, baseball players, athletes are competitive competitors.
They don't want to come out.
They need to be forcibly taken out by their coach, whether it's position coach or a manager taken out and said, Hey, you did a great job, We're gonna We're taking you out.
You did a great job.
You play as hard as you can.
You gave it your all great start.
Um, or hey, listen, we're taking you out for this one play, Um, because, you know, you've been locking down, Ah, Marty Cooper and and it's it's it's likely running down.
Anyways, we're gonna take you out because you've been making plays all day. You're tired.
Um, go, go send the rookie and he'll play a snap or two, and once you get once you're back with full full energy, you can come back in the game and it's it's It's the same for all all sports.
And I think it's just the thing that David Roberts needs to work on a little bit more.
Um, in this game, Blake Snell is starting for the Rays.
Of course, the lefty.
He has really, really nasty stuff.
UM, the Dodgers normal lineup or the at least their lineup in Game two.
Personnel, um, the Dodgers had Will Smith behind the plate, Pollock, D H ing Chris Taylor in the outfield and Keegan Hernandez playing second base.
And Austin Barnes.
He's certainly not the better offensive player.
I don't even think he's a better defensive catcher, but that's closer than the offensive disparity.
The Dodgers are six and one in the playoffs.
Barnes has started to catch her and three, you know in the world, Siri's and they're only seven and five.
When Will Smith starts.
Now, that could because be because of Hey, you know what? It's only been seven games compared to good 12 for will Smith.
Um, well, Smith still has more wins, etcetera, etcetera.
But I think it's not.
Not just that cir***stantial.
Um, maybe it's ah, well, awesome.
Barnes's caught for Clayton Kershaw.
Clayton Kershaw was a pretty **** good picture, and he's having a good, um, good postseason.
So that's why he's better.
But it's he's he's, I think, slightly better defensively, with the throws down to the basis down to 2nd and 3rd, even even like little little things, like like framing or deciding.
You know, do you Do we wanna fastball on the outside corner or a slider? Um, on the inside, um, Or or, you know, do we want Do you want to throw cutter here to come back across the outside corner? Or do we want to try a curveball in the dirt? And it's It's something that's it's just their little differences, but they end up adding up and adding up and adding, Ah ah, um, which, which is not good, especially when you're trying to close out of world Siri's in Game six.
Um, the Dodgers have outhit the Rays so far in the World Series Bye, just a just about 40 batting average points.
Um, they have three more home runs, four more doubles and nine more walks.
A swell striking out less, although that's closer to the race.
Have four more strikeouts.
Max Muncy is hitting 3 89 with over 11 is a 1133 Uh oh PS and six r B I's in the World Series.
He and Corey Seager are going to continue to hit, and it's up to Blake Snell, really to shut them down, especially especially given the fact that they're both left handed hitters.
Um, the Dodgers have a plethora of bullpen arms they can send out for the 8th and 9th innings, so all they need to do is get there.
They can throw in Blake trying, and Kenley Jansen has been there closer for the longest of times.
Um, and you know, he's just when you have that many arms, it just comes down to Dave Roberts to say, which matchup do I like better? Do I need a ground ball? Do I need like, a ground ball or a double play? Uh, then I'll put Blake trying in because he has a really nice sinker.
So I need some swing and miss stuff.
Maybe Kenley Jansen can come in because he has a really nice cutter.
Um, it's it's just little decisions like that.
One thing that the Dodgers cannot do is bring Clayton Kershaw in after a phenomenal playoffs.
I mean, he's pitched so well in the playoffs that if you put him in and he chokes it, all of that narrative goes right down the tubes.
Clayton Kershaw cannot come in, but that would be a managerial.
Missed a Clayton Kershaw just picked pitch, I believe, three days ago.
Um and I think he went, what, five innings, um, and pitched phenomenon? Yeah.
And you know what? Yeah, You just can't do it.
He's not gonna be 100%.
His arm is not gonna be 100%.
Even if it's only an inning or two.
Do not bring Clayton Kershaw into the game.
Do not Do not do not bring courage all into the game.
Do it for him. Do it for you.
Close out this game. Six.
Um, talk about Do not bring somebody in the game.
Blake Snell actually pitching wise.
I'm not saying don't start him.
He has a 33 E R A.
So far through the playoffs, although he is a to and to record.
But Blake Snell has a 1 35 e r a through the first four innings of his starts.
Once he comes to the fifth inning, it does not.
Not not get pretty.
Um, it's It's about 75 80 pitches before he starts to kind of tail off.
And he was dealing with injuries with armed problems, and they were limiting his pitch count all season.
And with the shortened season, I think that actually that that kind of diminished his usefulness in terms of he couldn't build up, that that tolerance to to 110 120 pitch outings when they really need it.
And it just comes in into a managerial decision once again for for Kevin Cash.
And he has been actually really good about these decisions.
But, um, it's it's just it's something you've got to do and and it's it's tough, and you don't know what's gonna be right or wrong until it's over.
And Kevin Cash is has been really good and he's gonna have to manage a perfect game.
Um, if the rains want to win this one and stay alive and force a game seven.
Just the rays need to get runners on. They can't.
They cannot rely on the home run ball.
They need to get runners on runners over and runners in, um, with with with little out, you can't just get a two out double, and then a wild pitch gets and bring them to third, and then you have two outs with a runner on third.
No, I'm not talking like that.
I'm talking about leadoff single, um, then maybe a walk, then you.
But both of those guys over you have runners on 2nd and 3rd with one out, or you have a leadoff walk.
Um, and then you you have, um, maybe you but him over or he gets a single.
Then you have 1st, and 2nd or 1st and 3rd.
And then you can all do all kinds of things.
We saw the Dodgers deploy a safety squeeze with Austin Barnes.
Um, you could bunt the ball.
You can hit a fly ball.
You could, even if you have a runner on second or third, hit the ball to the right side of the infield.
and there's there's an advanced runner that's either a run or run around third now with one out or maybe even two outs at the worst.
But you've got you have to get runners on early in innings and get them over and then capitalize and get them in and something that we saw the Reds be not very not very good at hitting a lot of home runs, but most of their runs, I think it was like 70% of their runs scored were as a result of home runs, and you just can't do that because it's not built for long term, sustained success.
But if you can hit line drives hard ground balls with the occasional home run, maybe hit two home runs in this game and then you don't hit a home run for this game and then you have another one in the third game of the Siri's.
But you're still scoring 56 runs a game because you're putting the ball in play and you're getting good would on ball and you're hitting the ball heart and and then good things happen and and it's it's just it's cir***stantial.
But the Rays have got to hit if they want to win this game, and I'm not really going to take too much against them for baserunning mishaps.
They did have too many.
But you've got to play aggressive and you gotta play risk.
Especially when it's not a close out game like Game five was, although that was a big, big loss for them.
Those could have been runs that would have scored.
Let's go to some NFL news.
San Francisco will be without Jeff Wilson Jr.
The running back.
And why does he read Deebo? Samuel? For multiple weeks now, Wilson Jr was kind of the breakout player last week.
He had 100 yards on 18 carries over 100 yards on 18 carries.
Andi and the win against the Patriots and Deebo.
Samuel will be going back onto the injured list.
Not really injured reserve, but, um, he has left hamstring problems.
I left hamstring string and will will be missed.
Hey, is he is still the number one receiver, despite brand not being drafted.
Uh, he he missed the first three games of the season, and now now he's gonna miss more time.
Um, that is gonna be big for the miners.
They end up playing Seattle, Actually, um, coming up the Dallas Cowboys.
Oh my gosh, More Cowboys trouble After losing 25 to 3 to the Washington football team, the nameless football team, Jerry Jones, owner of the Cowboys, told a radio host to shut.
Shut up! Um, when he was on one of 5.
3 The Shannon Jr show, Um, and he he asked him about a potential leadership void that the Cowboys may have, and Jones basically interrupted them, interrupted the question and said, Well, shut, just shut up and let me answer.
Um, well, of course, saying no in some sort of, um, some sort of phrasing.
And then Sharif attempted to re reframe the question, and Jones said, You're not asking me that I gave you the answer.
When I go into the locker room, there's no leadership void in my eyes.
That's your answer. Let's move on.
He later apologized for the exchange, which any sensible person would do but the Cowboys or two and five, they're missing their captain, Dak Prescott.
Um, he brings much more than just a really good throws on the football field.
Um, they're missing Tyron Smith, who is a veteran of that line, and Li L.
Collins, who is really the upcoming leader with that line with um With With Travis Frederick have been retired, and Tyron Smith aging and then Blake drawing also missed.
He The Cowboys are missing actually about 40% of their of their salary cap contracts because of injury.
And Tyron Smith, Leo Collins, late Darwin and Dak Prescott and Jerry Jones was basically, um asked about his flaws as an owner and a general manager and and what, why? He thinks the Cowboys are playing just so so poorly.
And he he said he anticipates, um, personnel changes.
But, um did not elaborate, would not asked to elaborate.
Keep in mind, though.
November 3rd is the trading deadline.
Um, and you know what? He stated.
He still has faith in Mike McCarthy, and whether that will be good or bad poorly Cowboys remains to be seen.
I don't think that's going to necessarily approve good for them, but at the same time, I think they can do worse.
Um, with with Mike McCarthy, I think Mike Nolan, though the defensive coordinator has to go.
That is an absolutely atrocious defense.
Um, Chris Godwin dealing with an injury.
He has to undergo surgery so that Antonio Brown signing was even even bigger, Proving to be even bigger.
He, uh, he is out with a broken finger.
Pardon me? Um, don't know.
Yeah, he is having surgery on that on that finger.
Um, it was his index finger.
Um and that's going to be a lot a big loss for them.
But if Antonio Brown can can play any to any semblance of how he has in the past, then um then he will.
Then they'll be okay, Um, if Antonio Brown doesn't cause strife in the locker room and still puts up big numbers on the field with Tom Brady and Mike Evans, the Buccaneers just gonna are gonna be just fine.
They just won't be even more scary than we thought they would be at the being of the off season.
But Antonio Brown, um, in his crime against, um against God went in his prime.
Antonio Brown was without question, better then.
God went So it's It's only gonna be a matter of chemistry, learning the playbook and not disrupting the locker room and the cohesion of this team for Antonio Brown.
Let's go to some college football controversy now.
Um, Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin got fined $25,000 for Retweeting.
Um, something about bad officiating.
Um, Ole Miss was up one with 5 43 left, and the kick off grazed Sean Shivers finger the return of for Auburn before it went into the end zone.
So that should have been called a fumble and then probably a touchdown, depending on who recovered it.
If Ole Miss would have recovered in the end, and that's a touchdown, if it would have been recovered and not brought out by Old Miss, that would've been a safety, and it would have been recovered and brought out.
Best case scenario for Auburn.
Worst case for Ole Miss.
They started like the 10 yard line.
Um, Ole Miss drops toe one and four as Auburn went on to score a touchdown on that drive, and when Kevin said afterward, the referees told him that the play was briefly reviewed and upheld.
But then he went on, went onto Twitter, retweeted something and was fined $25,000 which is not good at all, although it it was a big mistake for Ole Miss and and by the referees.
Let's go on now, too.
The S H Power rankings Top 10 NFL teams for both with me and Shaun.
Um, then we'll go to S H pick six.
I know you as heir all waiting for that, um, Shaun's top 10 after the Rams beat the Bears.
The Saints are the number 10 team. They did not move.
The Rams dropped a spot despite winning to the number nine spot.
The Niners um stay that we're not in the top 10.
They move up to number eight.
The Titans State number seven.
The Ravens State number six.
The Seahawks drop down three spots to the number five team, the Steelers in the number 14 Packers Air number three.
The Buccaneers move up Three spots to the number two team in the Chiefs are still number one.
Um, he Sean did note that the Rams did not go down because of their personal performance, but because of the really, really great performance by the Niners, and he thought he thinks they're just the better team and I agree with him 100%.
I think the Niners are better than the Rams.
Going into last week, I had the Rams at number 10 the Patriots at number nine, the Niners at number eight, building number seven, the Steelers at number six, Um, the Ravens at number five, Packers, the number four Buccaneers, a number three, Seahawks number two and the Chiefs as the number one team.
The Seahawks, of course, lost.
Um, the Steelers won their game.
The Bills played.
The Jets did not play very well.
The Patriots got smacked around by the Niners, who were a spot ahead of them.
The Rams one, of course.
And the Browns barely beat the Bengals.
They were outside of my top 10 as well as the Saints.
Um, so my disagreements with Shawn's top 10 teams list is really I'm glad the Niners got in there.
I would kind of reorder his top five, but I like the teams that air in there.
I do not think the Bucks for the second best team in the NFL, actually, um, but I think they're still up there in terms of all that, um, in my team, you can bet that the Patriots are moving down a spot.
Um, they played horribly, and as a result, got dropped out.
The bills also dropped down on my list a few spots as well, and actually get replaced by the team that beat them a few weeks ago in the Titans.
Um, so my top 10 is going to be, uh, still the Saints and number 10.
They impressed me.
Um, they, you know, I had little faith.
And Drew Brees. They have Michael Thomas back.
The Saints will be my number 10 team.
Just because of, you know, I think the defense is playing played service a ble.
They have talent, of course, on that defense.
And then, um, and in the the offense is coming together, despite Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders both being hurt.
Album camera is a demon on that field.
Um, number nine is the Rams as well.
They end up moving up one spot, uh, to the number nine team.
Actually, the same machines, Uh, the 40 Niners stay at the number 18 Onley because despite that dominant win on Lee, because I think that the teams ahead of them are just better, especially with a knick bacillus, 40 Niners and I've said that's not necessarily the biggest problem.
And their total rush or their pass rush did not totally disappeared.
But it is still quite a significant loss for them, as he is one of the best edge rushers in the game.
He could beat you with power.
He could beat you with speed, finesse, anything you ask for. Nick Bosa.
Just look at what Joey Bosa is done, and that's probably a fair protection for Nick bows his career and, frankly, chase the youngest career as well, Barring any significant, um Washington messing with messing up his career.
Um, then I've got the Titans as the number 17.
They ended up losing to the Steelers last week.
A really, really good game between those two.
The Titans are the number 17.
The Ravens were going to drop down to number six.
Um, the Seahawks are going to fall to number five.
Okay, Um, well, actually, that's what Shawn's was.
Um, the Packers are going to stay at number four, the Bucks.
We're going to stay at number three, and actually, I have the Pittsburgh Steelers as my number two team in the NFL.
Um, with the Chiefs being number one.
The Steelers defense.
Man, It is legit.
Um, it is a legit defense.
The Titans have had some pretty impressive wins as well, so they have fought their way into the top 10.
I think they're slightly better than the Rams and the Niners, and I think they're definitely better than the Saints, especially with the way that offense is playing right now.
He's playing very, very, very, very, very, very well.
Um, so those are the top 10.
Um, I will give you it one more time.
Um, for Sean, he has the Saints, the Rams, the yeah, the Saints, the Rams, the 40 Niners, the Titans, the Ravens, the Seahawks, the Steelers, then the Packers, then the Buccaneers, then the Chiefs.
Um, I have in my top 10 the Saints at number 10.
I've got the Rams in number nine as well.
Then I've got the 40 Niners number eight, the Ravens at number titans of number seven, the Ravens and number six, the Seattle Seahawks in number five, the Packers, the number for the Bucks at number three, the Steelers at number two and the Chiefs at number one.
The Steelers being the biggest risers, um, of my list.
Um, going on now to the last segment of S H today.
It's been a little bit of longer episode, but that's fine with me.
We've got s h pick seven.
We actually only have six games again this week.
Eso we Actually, Sean and I both had very, very good weeks last week.
Um, my I went 11 and one last week.
Sean went 10 and to my miss was the Cardinals losing to the Seahawks.
But I got the overcorrect.
And then Sean ended up missing the Chargers.
He had the Chargers on the under.
Um, that game went over and he had the Steelers on the over That game went under by one point.
Eso Tough luck for Sean, but, um, my record coming into week 8 45 and 35.
10 games over 500.
Sean closed the distance.
He was nine games under.
Now he's just two games under 500.
3 games for this week.
The Steelers and the Ravens, the Rams and the Dolphins to attack