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Enjoying well, trying to enjoy winter or fall.
I should say to be technically exact lot to get into and I want to start off with.
Of course, those of you who know me know I'm a Packers guys.
So Oh, yeah, fell this week wise Green Bay in the game was challenging for a variety of reasons.
It was a game in which Green Bay without 14 on the Colts on the road.
28 points in that first half on the second half, a completely different story.
They couldn't score.
They could really get a first down.
The Colts defense stymied Green Bay, and what was just so frustrated with that the Packers run defense was useless.
Existent as we've been saying this time and time again by Green Bay, the Packers D has to evolve.
It has to change what might be What Mike Pettine is doing isn't working right now.
It hasn't worked for the past little bit.
It didn't work again again.
San Fran in the NFC title game last year as where he most art tore apart.
The Packers in that night was winning.
The Packers couldn't stop the run.
Then they couldn't stop the run now, and they paid for it in a big way.
Jonathan Tailor, 22 carries, 90 yards.
He was a beast on the ground for the Colts in that ballgame.
And then just stopping cold dries late in this ballgame when Green Bay could have gotten the ball back.
The culture on third and 24th and 24.
They allow, indeed to make it fourth and four and again on fourth and four with a chance.
Get the ball back in. He's going for it.
They can't get a stop on fourth and four and over, wondering down in o. T.
Oh, they're tired of tea, but either way, they need to start get the ball back.
Couldn't do it, couldn't get it done.
And even though Green Bay 73 there are still many questions and There are some people who will see Green Bay as a pretender because they couldn't get it done on the road when they had Indianapolis on the ropes.
Even the Colts little arguing because the culture of three calls that they're almost takes themselves.
Indianapolis couldn't start taking penalties in that second half.
They couldn't the light green bacon back into this game to a point which this game could go to overtime.
So question marks definitely for Green Bay is a team that barely be Jacksonville and in the same season and also fall to the Colts game in which they should have absolutely put their foot on the throat of Annapolis, cleaned himself up.
I've gotten victory, but anyway, looking you dio what can you do? You gotta look forward to move on.
But that was a very, very frustrating ballgame.
Toe watch on Sunday evening.
I never knew I should say in the are the NFL once again? You know what I got? I got I got to give a e.
That's much right now.
I've got to give a condolences.
Our sympathies go out to Joe Burrow, who tour these yell in the Bengals 22 9 loss against the Washington football team.
Seeing a young guy like that, who you know, is a gamer who has been one of the bright spots this year for the Bengals.
Go down to an injury like that.
It's horrible to see, and we've been saying for a while now that Cincinnati needed to get this guy on offensive line.
He needed to get protection before something would happen and big.
What happened, bro? Got hurt.
Joe Burrow got hurt.
I saw on Twitter he posted, and you know he'll be back next year and I've seen last to me.
So I'm glad. I'm glad he's optimistic.
I'm glad he's positive.
And of course you know what? He is young.
He can definitely both back from this.
It isn't like, say, happening.
When he's 39 40 or 41.
He is still very young so he can rebound from a C L injury.
But it still sucks to see that he's not escaping his rookie year healthy or is healthy as can be.
But, you know, there's a lot of respect on both sides of the field.
You saw guys from Washington go up to Joe they have no respect for Joe Burrow.
And around this league rookie he had already commanded so much respect for what he did in college and what he's done so far. The pro.
Even though the Bengals are 2 71 people like this kid and they want to see Joe Burrow succeed.
I want to see Joe Burrow succeed when he does return.
Hopefully, if not in 2021 in 2022.
I see pastoral jam is here.
Yeah, and also and also I mentioned the Cleveland Browns.
The Cleveland Browns have won again.
The Cleveland Browns are, ladies and gentlemen, second in the North.
They're on pace to have their best season since 2000 and seven.
They are a seven win ball club.
Four games, about 500.
You gotta now seriously talking about the Browns as a playoff team.
You have to do it.
They're finding ways to win, and they get a big home win.
And even though Philly Yes, there's a bad team they still wanted home.
They're still seven and three.
And right now, the Browns are a team that going to raise a lot of eyebrows and they're gonna be a team you gotta watch for come the postseason.
I'm interested in what Cleveland got cooking up right now.
As Nick Chubb on the ground rushed for 100 yards, Kareem Hunt had a rushing touchdown in this ballgame.
Even though you know what, it wasn't.
It wasn't the pretty game to watch.
It wasn't the most.
It wasn't a priest came to watch, but still the fact that the Browns of 73 are still finding ways to win no matter what I respect him for that, I respect Cleveland Browns for that.
In this wacky, wacky NFL season, they're finally putting it all together.
We are like we assume they would of like, we saw glimpses of the Browns putting all together in 2018 when they went 781 We we saw that there was potential there, and now we're finally seeing it all come together Now, as the Browns are second in their division and are probably going to be a playoff team, where will be a playoff team for the first time since 2000 and two? Remember that when the Browns were a playoff team in 2002.
my gosh, they're one game against Pittsburgh as the new Browns by the game.
There are things up here on NFL.
I got to talk about the fact that the kind of Panthers shut out the Detroit Lions 20 to nothing.
And you gotta think yourself now how much more leash the Patricia get in Detroit.
How much more time, if you get you hear the story about what's going on in Detroit, he's not very well.
It doesn't appear to be like he's very well liked.
He tries to play this role of this tactician, this Bill Belichick light without the winning.
It doesn't work.
You try and see this Belichick image and him as the Bill Belichick understudy, but it hasn't worked the lines of four and six.
This is their worst loss in a very long time.
They've been shut out in about a decade like I've been shut out in quite a long time.
This is the first in Detroit is the first time this year the NFL to be shut out, the first team this season as Carolina goes to four and seven.
But I just wonder like I wonder If people in Detroit are regretting the firing of Jim Caldwell, who had the lion's, you know what the Lions were at least competitive on Jim Caldwell.
The Lions were at least a playoff team under Jim Caldwell.
They're back to being a bad football team.
They are back to being a bad football team and struggling once again in the NFC.
So I'm not sure much more time you give my Patricia.
But his first head coaching the tenure have been unmitigated disaster.
No cap, no cap on that anyways.
Moving over to other sports, one of which over two.
I want to mention that this past weekend was the 17th anniversary, or 17 years since the Heritage Classic.
The first one Edmonton happened between the Edmonton Oilers and the Montreal Canadians.
It was the first ever outdoor NHL game.
It was a whole weekend experience.
I went down my mom to check out the festivities that weekend.
So cold, so cold in Edmonton that weekend for the first ever outdoor game, an Angel History Caldwell Stadium, as 57,000 167 people packed Commonwealth Stadium and it was a game in which and temperatures were close to 30 degrees negative Celsius negative 22 F.
NHL game happened in negative, near native through the weather in Commonwealth.
I really enjoyed. It happened like that.
It was a game that had been in the works for the Oilers for a very long time, even before 2000 and three, and I'll say it.
I'll preface by saying This is the first ever outdoor regular season game of NHL teams.
You happened before that 91 at preseason game off the Rangers and Kings in Las Vegas.
I was, but I was a preseason game.
This was the first ever regular season game of doors.
But yeah, freezing day, freezing day on that Sunday have won that game 4 to 3.
And it's funny because you talked to place you playing that game.
They mentioned that there was a gentleman's agreement to have no hitting and no fighting because they're they're so cold they don't want to hit.
They didn't want to hit.
It was too cold for any real contact.
If you watch a game, I believe that because go back on YouTube and watch that game.
You see that the guys are moving slow.
There was no post whistle scrums.
There was guys going to the boards and the heads were somewhat muted.
Like you could tell there's want to play this game and get the heck off the ice.
You could tell it like No, no, too cold for any any physicality today.
You know, It was really cool to see that part of NHL history happened It until Alberta.
It was super cool to see.
And it's fond, of course, the the continued tradition of having outdoor games in N Kenyan market.
In American markets, you saw NBC has turned into the the Winter Classic, which is taking place in various American market cold hot.
But yeah, it was back in 2003.
It was a very, very unique concept to have an NHL game outdoors.
Their concerns, of course, How can you pull it off? Will be safe for the ice work.
How will, how old is even all happened and it has been planned for the orders had mentioned that since the eighties they had discussed the idea of some former outdoor game, be it a regular beat, a regular season game, be it a can reverse the Soviets beat Oilers, take on the Soviets game, be it the NHL All Star Game outdoors, like always had been hitting the league up in some way, or somehow, for the better part of two decades.
Toe Have some NHL event on an outdoor rink living in Esso on Angel.
Keep on saying No, no, no, no, no.
But by 2000 and three, the Orleans had sad.
Listen, we're gonna play outdoor game on our schedule, either with or out league approval.
They have said they're going to go ahead and do it one way or another.
We're gonna play all their game whether you want to or not.
Because Kevin Lowe had said that there was no rule in the league books saying that you could not have not their game.
And it was right.
There was no rule saying that team could not play a game outdoor in their market outdoors.
In their market, there's no rule saying you have to have a roof on your arena, So there was kind of called the lead in a loophole, which is like, Yeah, technically, Okay, you are right.
Technically you gotta stare. You're correct.
You don't have Thio play every single game in a proper in close arena.
So from there it happened, they blew up.
And, well, the growth of they say is history.
And I do hope that when we get through covert and you do have the ability to have fans again in arenas, for hockey and for the sports, we could have again a outdoor game once again at 10.
Maybe you go back and invited.
Have that empty and again do it again, have empty material again or well, it would be really cool.
Is outdoor game at Commonwealth Stadium between Edmonton Pittsburgh crossed the MK David at Commonwealth? I mean, super cool to see, but we shall see.
We'll see anyways from that one moved to the N b A.
And I got to talk about the fact that the Raptors, the team which it seemed now everybody who's leaving Toronto is going to you, the Clippers or the Lakers.
We already saw CO I going to the Clippers and Mawr rapture.
They're going to the City of Angels as Marc Gasol signs a deal with the L.
A Lakers and Serge Ibaka is going to L.
So your theme you've got it's funny how you guys are all going to are all going to California.
It's very funny to see how these two cities are are now taking over after players.
But you know what they'll be seeing who they replaced.
These guys will be definitely interesting.
And where I know we I know we saw Aaron Baynes was signed to fill in.
Aaron Baynes is not going to try and be that that stop, get that replacement.
And you know what? Aaron Baynes someone who in Phoenix he played great as a Phoenix son.
He is someone who played who, definitely what could fit that post role for the Raptors.
I want You also will come in now and fill that role and being signed a two year deal with 14.
3 million, according to athletic.
It all not a bad deal.
It all to bring Aaron Baynes in last year.
5 points per game, a career high for him.
He also have stops in Detroit and Boston, so we'll see how Aaron Baynes works out in that power forward center role for the Raptors.
We want to see so we'll see how things shake up for the actors in that aspect as they play next year in Tampa, Florida Yep, the temper actors that za thing for next year since they were denied the opportunity to play their home games in Toronto.
So we'll be going to see how that works out for the actors playing and playing all their games next year in Florida or whenever the border can open and allow Raptors to return. Bunch.
I think they were playing all their games next year in Florida, but also I want to say before wrap up.
Usually this time of year, I'm somewhere in Elson.
I'm not in Edmonton, I'm in Ottawa.
I'm in Vancouver.
I'm in Calgary or ****** wherever, because this was supposed to be the CFL's great cop weekend.
As you know, CFL season was canceled and Canadian football fans missed out on this year's great Cup due to covet.
But you know what? I got to give credit to CFL for having something in its place, be it virtual panels, virtual fan events.
I like the CFL trying to give the fans something, you know, it wasn't a game.
Try to give them some form of content and not just say Well, we could do anything at all for you guys.
See you next year.
Hamilton. I like the CFL.
Try to give some content with the panels with music.
Would something to try and recreate that.
I know it's not the same as being act spirit Edmonton or Rider Veil or all these different team events or watching your two teams play.
I like the CFL did something, and hopefully next year we could be back in Hamilton watching two of the best teams in the CFL play for all the marbles at Tim Hortons field.
Anyways, I'm Avery out of here.
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