Dear Pats Nation.
What's going on at your boy, Ray and welcome to my little show here called DPM Sports Talk.
I hope they all doing good on this Tuesday, March 31st the last day of March.
I'm telling you, I could not wait from March to go away as we get into another sports.
April Guys, tonight I have a very, very special guest, which I told you yesterday I believe was going to say no.
So I'm gonna take advantage of everything I do or not to a big long intro.
I have Ian Glendon a full press coverage with me today.
Ian is the editor in chief of Full Press Conference.
She's the editor of Full Press Coverage Buccaneers.
He's the host of program director at Full Press Radio, also with the big bad Bruins pod F P C.
Radio live guys, the guys, more job titles, then ah, then I don't know people in government.
It's crazy fascination.
Let's give a big hand up for England, Andy.
And thank you for joining the show.
Thank you. Thank you.
Actually, I had recently it was compared Thio, Dinara, star Gary and for the number of titles that I have and I've used up all my character limited my bio.
Let's just put it that way.
That's a good one.
Because I'm just trying to pitch what I do.
You're just pitching job titles.
No, no, I was gonna say like it's maybe Twitter's who should expand the profile section just a little bit.
Maybe maybe 243 100 characters.
Well, I appreciate people like you that have 400 titles, right? Are you missing titles in your, uh, I could elaborate more, but, you know, at the end of the day, I'm the one giving myself these titles, so I got you know, how valuable they are.
I guess it's just, you know, just how you how you value my opinion of myself.
So right, right.
Like, Well, I'm the president, creative director of DPM Fanatic media. Right.
So it's Zook title.
Sounds good, though. Has gotta gotta be official.
That's what my LinkedIn page says.
So we're good to go on there. Exactly.
So you before we start, man, I know that you are.
Ah, You're down in ST Pete's, right? Yeah, yeah, I'm I'm right here.
Yeah, right by the water just outside of Tampa.
I know the area.
I love the Clearwater Done eating area. I'm from Toronto.
So we go down there, watch Bluejay games and stuff all the time in your camp.
Also sought Clearwater Beach.
Apparently you They forgot to tell you in Florida that with Corona virus going down.
So I just want to make sure you're healthy. You're safe.
And things were going.
I have not left the house in, like, 2.5 weeks.
I mean, you know, again, eh, A little bit here and there.
But I haven't had my hair cut.
And well over a month, you know, month passed.
Do so like my hairs.
I've accepted the fact that I'm gonna probably come out of this was somewhat Ah, the long, much longer hair than I ever anticipated.
So I feel like a hermit.
But, hey, you got to do what you gotta do.
I just looked on Sunday that my wife can cut hair, so I was very excited.
She gave me a haircut.
I was nervous, but it worked out.
I was thinking about just taking the Clippers to Ah, to myself.
But I figured I would at least wait until after I did this show.
So if I do look like a ah dope, it's on my own show, so Okay.
Um, so before we get going, Really? Um, there may be some of my audience who's not familiar with full press coverage and what you can.
You guys do a lot, so but I'll give you all the time you need.
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We, uh we recently linked up with him.
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So and you know, of course, we're looking forward to, uh, doing some or ah group effort things together in the near future.
Once we kind of get out of this mess that we're all in.
Dean is different, but Dean is demand.
He was, ah, shock jock on a rock station.
And then he actually started hosting the local sports station here for three years and they got shafted.
I stopped listening station.
After that, I had enough.
He was our morning show.
I love Dean Blondel.
So I was so so, Jack, when I started seeing you guys doing stuff together, so it was great.
And we're hoping we're open to to get get more that ah, Canadian audience.
You know, we got a decent size one because we got some We got some folks working for us that air from up there, but, um, no, we like to kind of, you know, brought in our horizons and hopefully bring in a whole new Ah ah, A group of fans and people from up north.
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All intelligent people, um, have a great Patriots writer and his name just slipped my mind.
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Patriots writer for 00 Mike, Debate Michael Debate there.
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We've We worked together for several years Now he's he's he's he's a good guy.
He knows this stuff.
So I'm always being asked by people on Twitter, You know? Where should I go? Where can I get stuff? You know, we're gonna learn more about the patriots, and I kind of go off Mike debates one of those guys.
I got familiar with him because he wrote ah, article actually about a body jazz of mine who lives down in Brampton.
Who's a patriot? Yep.
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So in Let me start right into the questions that everybody wants to know.
Let's start with just the NFL in general.
The player or the owners approved the new playoff format today.
The new extended playoff format.
Do you like it or and where do you see it going? Um, you know, initially, I do don't like it.
Um, again, I I feel like, you know, I'm always I'm always of the opinion that less is more when it comes to playoffs and and adding more teams kind of, ah, muddies the waters a little bit, especially when you know, we do get years when we have teams that are less than stellar sneaking into the playoffs and all that.
You know, I get why they're doing it because it gives two more teams a chance.
It's it's more revenue and, um, book a gig.
It puts a whole lot more stalking to get in that number one seed, not just one of the top two seeds.
So, uh, I guess initially I don't like it, but, uh, you know, I guess this is something I'm really gonna have to see kind of play out and see if that's, you know, something that I can warm too.
But, you know, first off, I'd rather just have the 12 teams.
But again, I could probably change my mind.
Maybe the Patriots get in with a seven seed, and I, uh, you know, turn to it a little bit more, so we'll see.
Well, I said it couldn't came.
It's almost like they set it up this year that you know what, Let's throw in the extra game and tried out the Patriots.
No, I I'm actually the greens with you.
I still haven't liked it in baseball, you know, it was, and I know that it's funny, be, and I think baseball doesn't wrong.
If you're gonna bring in the extra team, let's have a Siri's you, like at least a three game.
Let the you know the first place team have a bit of a rest.
You know, maybe that's your advantage.
Whatever, however, you want to do it or or bring in two extra teams and have full Siri's across the board right? But it's, um but I think the only thing I like about it is that that that number one seed means a lot.
But it means that much more now because, you know, it's even the Patriots, even before they, you know, they were out of that first seed by week.
But we were still fighting for the second seed, still fighting for the by home field until the A C championship.
This is completely different.
You could be the second best team in the in the NFL, you know, and and still have to play week, Week one of the playoffs and play on the road.
You know, going on ese championship game.
So I see the advantage of it.
It's obviously a money thing.
As a businessman myself.
I get it, you know? I mean, I'm always looking for ways to make money as well, but from a purist standpoint, any football playoffs for the last sort of pure stance, you know? Um, yes, I am a proponent of the extra game.
I love the extra game.
It's Ah, and that's just me being selfish, wanting more football.
Well, if you know again, eh? It's It's usually it's not like the end of the world I guess you know the extra game.
But again, it for me, I'm or you know I'm with you with the baseball side of it, too.
Like if you're gonna add playoff teams, give me a Siri's.
This one game off thing is just kind of, you know, to me, it just It kind of cheapens the experience. Exciting.
Don't get me wrong. It's exciting.
It's a cheap pop again, you know, you're you're guaranteeing a quote unquote Game seven ah, every year.
But, you know, at the end of the day, I think it kind of cheap in some of those playoff spots.
And again, you know, a team that worked all season could I could have one off night and and that's you know, that's that's it.
162 games down the down the tubes.
So But when it comes to football, I mean, I don't know, like it said, maybe I just need to see this play out and see how how it works.
Um, you know, just overall before I start putting ah, overall judgment on it.
But, you know, knee jerk reaction.
I'm not a big fan, I think where my concern comes in, and it's sort of the same as, Ah, uh, you guys lost my camera.
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Maybe it'll pop back up at some point, but, you know, when it comes to the playoff formats, like whether it's football or baseball or whatever it may be, um, I think about the first year that the wild card started area I think about the first year that the wild card started in baseball in the Atlanta Braves, had the second best record in baseball.
You know, I mean better and better than anybody in the A l better than anybody in the m l except for Philadelphia.
And you know, so they end up second, going to a wild card spot and lose the game.
And, you know, in baseball anybody can win on any night in a Siri's.
You sort of see the ballots, you know, but And what I'm scared of is I think back to the Patriots 11 and five year in 2008 when they don't make the playoffs.
And if I'm not mistaken, I think like San Diego was like, 18 8 that year and they won the division.
Yeah, yeah, that's it.
That's correct, you know, And I'd hate to see a team go like 13 and, well, whatever.
13 and four, you know, when they do the extended schedule and then have to play the first week, you know, and have to play.
Ah, you know, a division winner and lose right? Like it's it's Ah, exactly, I think.
And then that's the one thing we have to see play out is like.
I mean, you can sit here and try to predict what you might see in what might happen.
But at the end of the day, it's like you really don't know because, you know, you just got to see it play out, and then maybe, like, Okay, maybe I like this and you're like, No, no, this is exactly what I was.
I was hoping wouldn't happen, which is thes awful matchups kind of watering down the playoff competition because it's like, you know, who wants a bunch of random? You know, say, week, 15 games on wild card weekend. I don't want that.
I mean, if if that's Whatmore is, I don't want more.
I want quantity over quality, our quality over quantity.
Let's get direct, and you're also given an opportunity from actually taken away from foot.
Fans want to see.
You know, I think about this year.
Let's face it, except for, you know, unless you're a fan of a certain fan base.
Everybody wanted to watch Mahomes versus Lamar Jackson.
You know, nobody wanted to see Mahomes versus Ryan Tannehill, right? Like no, you think about every matchup in the playoffs.
Watson Verse, Mahomes, Brady Verse.
Versatile Tannehill was the forced matchup for an A F C championship game, and that's the ones who sneak through by at.
And that's that.
You know that seventh.
Even you're just given another opportunity for, you know, a couple teams the wet the bat in a Cinderella run.
Tiu run through the table and make it up there, right? So it's, you know, I mean, I think they Look, I'm not gonna take away with Tennessee dead.
I'm just saying, if you ask me the beginning of the year, what matchup do you want to see? Tennessee versus Kansas City is not my pick.
It all? No, you wouldn't even make, like, probably the top 10 or 15.
No, I don't even know how I'd come up with that match.
That would take some incredible foresight.
Let's put it that way.
So we I've seen the reaction of Patriots Nation with Tom Brady leaving.
It's a very it's a very strange one on.
We can get on that in a minute, but I'm more wondering cause I haven't talked to somebody who's actually there.
Now I know you've been in isolation since it's Senator came down pretty much.
What's the reaction like in Tampa right now? What's reaction? That hold? You know, Tampa area.
You know, I think there's definitely an excitement, because again, the fans around here that have watched this team no, no, what the team is about, and they're they're a team that has six playoff ones in their history, and I point that out because you know, the easy, you know, conclusion or jump we can make here is saying, Oh, well, guess what.
Tom Brady has six Super Bowl wins to his name, you know, And that again in that just kind of explains the the need and desire of this fan base to see this team be relevant.
And look, they're relevant.
I mean, overnight, they became, ah national team, their top 10 and in preseason power rankings, they talked about nearly 24 7 And look that that's the Brady effect.
Um, there was a line our weight of about 6000 people the morning that it would be the news came out that he was signing.
This was before the official announcement was made.
But I mean again, everyone knew that he was signing with the bucks, and it kind of come out on Twitter.
And he had, you know, said his goodbyes.
There was people lined up for online technically, to try to get season tickets for this team.
This team is gonna be sold out every every game.
And for once, it's gonna be mostly bucks fans. Probably.
And you know, probably again some some Patriots fans and fans that you know, just love watching great players play So there is a weird contingent of fans that are still very pro Jamis.
Um, I think for a combination, I I understand because again, he's kind of the home kid.
Ah, you know, obviously want to have fish.
You have spent five years here.
First round, pick all that stuff and very, very boom or bust for sure.
Um, but I don't think people realize, I think people a lot of people are buying into the Max Kellerman, the Nick right narratives.
You know, Brady's falling off a cliff, yada, yada, yada and, you know, again, you can look at the stats and say, Oh, well, they're correct.
Well, when you really look at him, play you like No, that's that you, you know, again, that I always said all year this reminded me Farm or 2013 than it did of any season because of just the cir***stances that were especially going on on the offense.
That led to a down year, which I think is what Tom did have.
But it wasn't because of his age.
It wasn't because he lost a step.
It wasn't because he was a second behind.
I thought he was a good as he's ever been.
Just, you know, cir***stances didn't play out that way.
So again, I think there's a lot of people that will look at that and say, like, Oh, Jamie's to 5000 yards through 30 touchdowns.
He's got a big arm Bubba Bubba bought all that stuff, but I say give it about 2/4.
Maybe just one of watching Tom work that offense, even in the most mundane basic formations in the basic just first quarter of game one and you're gonna have a lot of people start turning very quickly because they're going to realize like, Oh, okay, no, this guy is is really different and, ah, you know, again, I think you're going to get a lot of that fan base there.
And then maybe gradually throughout the season, you know, as they're marching towards a playoff berth for the first time in, uh, 13 years, I think I think they'll turn very quickly.
So so so one question I have, and this wasn't on my list, but it's it's something I actually thought of a little while ago.
Bruce Arians is.
He likes his guy slinging the ball.
You know Brady, he can sling it, but he's never really been a slinger.
You know, Brady is really a throat in the open receiver kind of guy.
If that 80 yards downfield, it's 80 yards downfield of its four yards in front of him, it's four yards in front of him, right? Whoever gets open.
Do you think that he will adjust his offense for Brady? Or do you think he's gonna expect Brady to be slinging that ball a little bit more than he has in the past? You know, I think, uh, you know Bruce Bruce is a smart guy.
He knows that ultimately.
And you know, Bill Belichick says it all the time.
Um, it really doesn't matter what kind of plan you have.
It's about the players on the field.
And, you know, especially a guy like calm Brady.
I think he's going to defer to him or so than the other way around.
I mean, look, there's gonna be given take on both sides of the ball, but ah, good coach wanted.
Come in and try to change what a player that's been doing something for 20 years.
As successful as he's been doing it, I mean, let alone, just the 20 year.
I mean, just the degree in which he has been accomplishing what he's accomplishing and try to completely change what he does.
I would that would make for a very bad coach.
But I don't think Bruce is that way.
I think they have the town on that team.
They you know, they still have some some holes to fill.
But they have the talent on that team to get the most out of Brady.
And Brady is going to get the most out of them, Um and surprisingly, and I I don't have the exact number in front of me.
But when it comes to pass is beyond 20 yards.
If you want to consider that, say, deep passes, Uh, Winston and Brady took about the same number of attempts, so you know this.
This idea that Jamis Winston threw the ball further more often isn't necessarily true.
And and then you go and look at it and say, Well, you know, Brady's one of just a couple of quarterbacks last year that through over 600 past attempts, which again for a 42 year old guy is just I don't know how that isn't talked about enough.
There is endurance.
Is there his ability to get through an entire season? It's It's still there, and now he has a, you know, as you know, probably the best receiving corps in terms of just pure talent and ability.
Maybe since Moss and Welker work together, you know? So, no, absolutely.
And you know, that's funny, cause that's to me.
Been this the to me, the staple on why, you know, cause I know I've been personally told whether it's on Twitter through comments.
Even here, there's there's Patriots fans.
Hold on. I'm gonna call Patriots fans.
I gotta put quotation coach quote marks.
They're hoping for a great Tom Brady season in a bad Patriotsseason so they can quote unquote exposed Bill Ballot Shack and that it was Brady the whole time in Yetta.
I said, Number one.
This season's gonna tell us nothing.
We're going into a year with Jared Stadium, which we're not exactly sure what he's gonna look like.
Bill needs time to rebuild the team.
Brady's going to a Pro Bowl type of offense.
Two of those guys are pro Bowlers on guys like an.
If Brady would have stayed in New England, he's still throwing the ball to Mohammed Sunu, McKeel Harry and Jacoby Meyers.
He's not throwing the Mike Evans and O.
Howard and, you know, like an and, uh, these other guys.
I was like, so this.
And if Brady goes and let's say worst case scenario, he does fall off a cliff, which I don't think is gonna happen to me. But he does.
He's 43 years old or 40 years.
I mean, like, it's at some point.
I gives it to at some point whether it's 43 or 53.
He's not going to throw a football as good as he did, you know? So I'm like this season tells us absolutely nothing, even though I know the stupid toxic narrative of social media, which I've also been trying to practice social media distancing that, that's a great idea.
Actually, I wish I could.
I, uh it's it's stuff.
Well, I asked you the other day.
I said, You ever take a rest? You know, I think you just can't let it go, and that's that's, you know, that's my That's My biggest thing is and you know, to address the and that's a weird.
That's a weird want by some fans of the Patriots is for the Patriots have failed because I look at it this way.
I want them both to succeed, because at the end of day, it will tell you this one thing that both Tom Brady and Bill Belichick were great and they were great together and their greatness being the two best, in my opinion at their respective positions created what we've we've seen for the last 20 years, which is unprecedented success.
So this idea that if ah, you know Bill goes out and has an 88 season, it's like, Oh, well, Bill sucks.
Well, no, Bill doesn't suck, but, uh, you know, the best case scenario is to go so much Tom Brady bring a seven and nine team in an incredibly tough division.
I mean, here's the thing.
If you're a Patriots fan, you have to be a fan of Tom Brady, and I understand the group that are like, you know, we'll never root against the Patriots a route for any other team than the Patriots.
I understand that completely that's that's not who I'm addressing here.
The folks that that you know, if you're a patriot fan, you gotta love Tom Brain.
You have two at the back.
Your mind Know that, like, this is the perfect storm for him to to knock down every single stupid narrative that has ever been talked about, You know, the whole oh, well, they only win because they have ceased.
Well, NFC South is one hell of a division.
Um, okay, you can go in and win that one.
Well, he's never won without Bill Belichick.
Well, he can go in.
And when Bruce Arians and Ah take a seven and nine team, you know, and here's the best part is like if a 7 19 with the Onley biggest change being at the quarterback position, going from a first round guy who just threw for 5000 yards.
All of a sudden, you go to a 43 year old quarterback and you win what, 45 more games? You can't tell me the quarterback isn't that big of an impact.
And there goes that whole wins our team stat narrative.
Yeah, you know, look, everything's a team stat in the NFL.
But, um so for you, if you're a Patriots fan, you you want to see Brady do well, doesn't mean you want them to win a Super Bowl.
You know, best case scenarios, the Patriots and the Bucks and the Super Bowl.
Because then you can, you know, just give a big finger to all the people that will sit there and try to, you know, say, Oh, it's this person's falter.
This horse was followed that this person has more to do with this or the whole conversation silly.
And the idea that this season is gonna tell you excuse me, tell you anything about either of these two.
Belichick or Brady is just kind of speaks todo how you're looking at things, and it's from a very, ah, very biased, very jaded point of view because if you haven't figured out what these two guys are over the last 20 years, I don't know it.
Tell you well, and I've also realized, too, and you kind of describe it all perfectly.
I always I realized I started picking up on this about a year ago, and then in January, when they got knocked out of the playoffs.
I was able to differentiate a little bit more and then, as the Brady saga started going on, like all admit, when we got to about a week before free agency and we'd heard there were no closer to Ah contract as much as I, I always tried to be the upbeat guy.
As much as I was trying to be a beat.
I was lying to a lot of people.
You know, my mind based.
He's gone, you know, Um, so I wasn't, like, flabbergasted when he came out and ended the announcement.
But there's three categories of Patriot fans.
You have Patriots fans who are Patriots fans.
You know, I became a Patriots fan in about 1995 so I was pretty Brady.
You know, I was a black like I always tell people I was so ****ed and I still remember my dad.
His exact words.
This ballot check guy is an idiot.
Explain this bum over Drew Bledsoe.
Bledsoe's not hurt me more widely, playing this Brady bum, you know, over blessed like I lived through that whole Brady Bledsoe thing, and I was I was I was wearing my blood soldier.
There's a Bledsoe.
Guys like, Who's this Tom Brady? And I think about it now, you know, And I'm like, 15 years old at the time.
I'm 33 now, and I'm just like, Oh, yeah, probably a pretty good move.
That's why builds the coach.
But you got Patriots fans who get all that.
You know, when people say to me Who's your Mount Rushmore? And you know, I always go craft ballot check Brady because without those three guys, we are where we are, right? And then you know And then I think and I fight and I understand the history.
I understand. Stanley Morgan.
I understand John Hannah, and you know what? I go through all that, but to me, it's always Drew Bledsoe because that was kind of the guy who took us out of the Dark Ages.
I mean, I was cool.
He took us out, brought us to a Super Bowl than Brady kind of finished the job like he brought us, so he brought it to the next level.
You put it on steroids, but you have that families.
Then you have the people who became patriot fans like two years ago, three years ago and in the bay I called, you know, the simple bandwagon.
And now and there's a look.
There's one to begin fans three years ago.
They're still sticking with this team, and they're you know, I mean, they're they're playing hard, but you see the other one starting on low, they're becoming Patrick Mahomes fan.
Lamar Jackson's fans.
You mean they're Startinto or they're gonna follow Brady to Tampa? And then you got Tom Brady fans, right? Cause I think the Patriot fans like you, you can you can, like both, right? Oh, yeah, Absolutely.
Now I am the Patriots fan who's not gonna cheer for Tom Brady.
I don't want anything bad to happen to him.
I don't want him to get hurt.
You I mean, I said that very clearly, But if he doesn't wanna gave, I won't be that upset.
You know what I mean? Because I still have the he's 43 argument so no one can ever argue.
And that's true.
And there's just it's to me.
It's a stupid if you try to make the argument right, Um ah.
And you know, again, I think the perfect situation to be the box first of Patriots in the Super Bowl.
Right? And the Patriots, obviously, winning you could go well.
Brady brought him to the Super Bowl, you know, and you know, the picture taken just a better team, you know.
And then there's the Braid.
And then I called the Brady Fan Boys and they're just Brady fans.
And I've realized that, you know, I've watched I watched people who I, you know, communicated a lot to Twitter who changed their handles, too, just like you know, Brady to Tampa and Tampa Bay.
Former Patriots fan.
And I was like, I unfollowed so many people the last two weeks that I just couldn't take their You know what I mean? Because I'm not you.
I just I don't come back with ready retorts.
I come back with curse words and ah, in everything else, I'll tell you, it takes every ounce of energy Ah, for me not to do that.
And ah, my biggest thing is like I have a problem where I can't block or mute anyone because I think deep down that they win a little bit. If I do that.
So of course you know they had the cycle just continues.
It's just endless, endless, endless.
But, um, no, I'll say, look, and I we're the same age.
So I had I lived through the same time period.
I got into it early to mid nineties when your first kind of grown up realizing, like how cool football is and all that stuff.
You know, when your kid, uh, obviously being able to watch them go to a Super Bowl, I think we're in fifth grade.
If you know I'm classical for you.
Okay, s so fifth grade go to the Super Bowl.
You see him against the Packers At that point, you know, I'm a fan of, you know, the Bruins Red Sox.
A little Boston area.
At that point, I had never seen anything.
I was barely old enough to remember the Bruinsfirst admitted Oilers in the 90 in 1990 Stanley Cup final.
Um, that was the first time that I had seen anything.
And of course they lost.
So, you know, you grew up being about 14. 15.
Think in Boston was Loserville.
So And that brings me to this because, like, I am a Patriots fan.
That that is comfortable rooting for Brady to not only do well but to two very well.
And again, if it's not the Patriots winning Super Bowl, I would put my entire support into the bucks and and for a number of reasons, one being ah, you know, Were we being that this is the age that Brady is really kind of the last sports quote unquote hero that I had as a kid? Because again, when he when he was drafted, I was 13 years old.
So you know, you still have that mystique about athletes at the time.
And of course, Ah, that led to the first championship I ever saw.
And then, you know, again, since then it's just been like, Ah, massive drunk bar crawl for the last 20 years, where you just kind of woke up last week in You're like, What the hell just happened that I really take this many photos? Did I go on this many parades and all that stuff and and and to me, I mean, the added bonus is is I have lived down here in this area for almost five years, so I I do have a bit of Ah, affection, I guess, for the team for the Bucks, just because again you live in the area enough and you know they don't have a f C affiliation.
They're not a real rival of the Patriots.
They really haven't been good for a lot of years.
So it's an easy, um, it's an easy ah pill to swallow or blow to take.
You know that sense.
So, through all those factors, I I look at it very simply and be like, look like, you know, when I when I talk about, like some of my favorite athletes of all time, um, there There's a very distinct difference between the ones I grew up watching as a kid and the ones I see now because again, you you see athletes now and you, you know they're more of their normal people, just like us there.
They have issues, all that stuff.
As a kid, you don't really see that, Um, Tom's kind of spanned both parts of my life from a form of just a kid with, uh, you know, that didn't have a license.
Who was a fan to gradually going through high school college All that, too.
Now covering him, you know, in a professional manner to you know what I mean.
So it's It's been, Ah, it's been a weird evolution that were like It's I wouldn't do this with any other player even if it was, you know what I mean? It just it.
He's just a different type of player to me.
So it's like for me.
I definitely want to cheer in roof rim again as long as it doesn't affect the Patriots.
And that's basically my only rule.
If it doesn't affect the Patriots, I I want him to go out and throw 60. Touchdown.
Six year, you know.
So there's certainly a lot of lot of positives to it.
Being Tampa's supposed to another team matter last year.
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I must have been talking too much and knocked people off our knocked his connection off it overloaded.
Thea the Internet there, up in Toronto.
Well, I guess I just hanging out with me right now.
Um, we're gonna try to excuse me.
Try to get him back here, understand? All these connection problems I deal with it myself quite a bit.
It comes with the territory of having to try to run.
These type of things will be patient, folks.
I'm sure we're gonna get him back right in this minute, You know? A yes, we're back.
I worry about that.
I I was just telling the audience I was probably talking to my soda overloaded.
Thea, get there a little bit.
So it's It's my apologies.
No, no, um, I'll be honest with l e l.
I think it's only important my, uh, my kid apparently accidentally kicked Thea the router over and unplugged it, so I lost all its status. That's terrible.
Sorry about that, guys.
And, ah, in the last time we thought you had an affiliation for the, uh for the for the 10th Pay ****ing.
Well, well, basically, what I was saying was just just the proximity living down here, you know, you kind of you kind of follow the team closely, you know, just because you're in the area and again.
So I made the landing a lot softer to that Tom Brady left and ended up here because I'm like, Well, you know what? I was planning on taking over the beat anyway.
It's just because I was down here and I've been, you know, kind of itching the cover team.
And when I wanted to kind of get back into that Um, excuse me.
Ah, more, you know, on a day to day basis and that happening was that go well, well, might as well cover Tom Brady, too.
So again, the way I see it is a song is it doesn't negatively impact the Patriots.
I I will root for Tom Brady just as hard as I root for the Patriots.
And, you know, to me, that doesn't really change anything that doesn't make me less of a Patriots fan.
It doesn't make me anything other than, you know, just someone who, like, appreciates greatly what I saw.
And again, like I mentioned, he's probably, you know, if I was gonna list my two like favorite athletes of all time And one would be Tom Brady, the others Martin Brodeur.
You know, I was a goalie playing hockey.
So, you know, and then, you know, he was He was my first like, you know, favorite athlete of all time.
And, you know, you obsess over that as a kid.
So, um yeah, go, go, Patriots.
But I also go Go Brady of the Bucks Because, hey, gotta love Tom Brady.
So this is where you and I go down Very different paths, since this is I was a goalie is well growing up.
And I wore number 33 I was a Popsicle off.
Yeah, that's all right. It's all right.
We just We just We go down a very different path among goalies, and one day I'll explain to you why Barton Broder had the, uh, Martin had the best defense in the world in front in that Well, let's just let's just put it this way.
The devil's defense had the best defense behind it. Them.
So that way we can go, we can go toe done.
I Look, I will never sit here in disparage Patrick.
While this isn't Brady versus Rogers, I'm not gonna try to put Patrick wide down.
I think again you're you're splitting hairs when it comes to it.
But yeah, that was more the style that I played.
Look, I mean, I had Marty amber Doors pads as a kid at one point, that's how obsessed that was over watching them.
And, ah, his style of play was far more.
Ah, closer to what I was and I hated as a kid.
Nothing frustrated me more than some guy, some coach yelling to stay up, Stay up! I'm like, No, I suck when I stay up.
I have to go down and make the moves that way.
And, you know, again, that was those.
There was very Maur pro Dora, You know Patrick well are technically was what you would call at the time of Butterfly Goalie.
But now I know his style is very ancient, cause it's more of a stand up and just use your right stand up.
It's It's funny, but I didn't I didn't mimic him playing grown up, but it's like types of what actually mimic Mike Richter.
I like I like Mike Richter.
I was to come out of the net 20 feet, but the angles making shooter from the blue line because I'm having so far it was Ah, well, yeah, You know what, Martin? He got us.
So he got me a gold medal.
So he'll always have a special part.
Well, I I always When I was a kid, I used to watch the 2000 Stanley Cup Championship Video, mostly because I've loved that Stanley Cup final between bro Door.
It was him and him and, um, Eddie Belfour and there were some wild games in that.
But they're the last two games of that.
Siri's one went to double overtime when one went to triple overtime.
And I've never seen Maur uh, pull same or, ah, heart stopping saves back.
And I mean, it was just an incredible back and forth that always got me, like, hyped up.
You know this before YouTube before any of that.
So you see the spots in the tape where you'd obviously rewound and watched it over and over and over again.
It would kind of be choppy a little bit in the VCR.
Um, but yeah, I mean, we all have different types of playing.
The everyone at some point in the life tried to be dominant cash like Oh, yeah, you really throw.
Usually it didn't work out well, but I do have a few times where it made me look a lot better than I actually was and I got a little lucky.
So, um, definitely golden age ical attending I I felt during that time.
Well, it's funny.
It's, um you bring that up because being a Boston guy, you'll probably appreciate this.
It was like when I used to watch Tim Thomas playoffs.
I was older when Tim Thomas is playing.
But I remember looking at my own man one day and I go.
This guy is just like a less athletic version of dumb new Castaic.
They're not really goalies.
They're just athletes who happen to play goalie.
You know, it's just phenomenal athletes, you know, it's funny.
I was actually I was having this conversation about It came about Dominic Cash recently, and the way I described it, he was like the most in control out of control person I've ever seen in my life.
Like, you know, I like is that people who always try to be dominant cashing and anyone could throw their legs up and just kind of sprawl around.
But he had Mork control over the most outrageous acrobatic within this speak, says his athleticism.
But even more so than that, it was just his incredible ability to just do whatever it take.
It took to stop a puck in, and he got so good at such the out of the ordinary thing.
I mean again, I think he's getting more and more.
Ah, I feel like he's been criminally underrated when it comes to talking about the greatest goal least ever.
Um, I think, unfortunately, he lived in the championship shadow some other teams, which, which, which hurt him, especially earlier on his career.
He obviously got the got the one in Detroit, but yeah, I mean, he like, I'll sit here and and die on the Hill of Martin, bro door.
But, I mean, if you're gonna sit here and try to tell me that Dominic Cash, it is the greatest if not one of the greatest goalies ever.
I mean, I'm not gonna argue with you.
Yeah, I think asic and I agreed the I think asic he number one.
When he got the buffalo, he became a diver, right? Which in an a whiner in and you know, not really.
Just that just changed a lot of people's perception of him, right? And plus, like for me being from Toronto, and I'm not even a leaf, ed.
You know, I mean, like, I literally as a kid followed around Patrick.
Why was a Canadian fan that I became a Colorado fan? You know, like it was a great Brady fans, and Ah, you okay a little bit, you know, 1996.
So how will we nine during the matter? Tan? Something like that.
Yeah. Yeah, I didn't know any better.
I remember your recruit, though, over time for yeah, And I also remember him holding his stupid anyways, Um, and then, Ah, you know that when he kind of retired and I went back to Montreal, I was like, All right, well, I can't cheer for the leads to go on.
My friends really fancy. I would have to be different. Role.
They're all bills fans here.
So I had to be a Patriots fan, You know what I mean? Like, it was always had to be different. Everybody.
Oh, you may 2 good choices, because at least the Canadians have won something in this.
Ah, last 30 years.
Yeah, about 30 added.
Oh, my math is off a little bit.
Yeah, well, you know, we s so it's funny because the Onley Toronto team that I cheer for is, um, the Raptor.
And I have been a Raptor fan since their inception.
I didn't watch basketball before the rapture started, right, And And they started in the in the sort of later nineties, and it was like But to see this city, you want to talk about a city of bandwagons trunk? Nobody gets bigger than Toronto like it's We have a great city.
We don't have a great sport.
City people always say you have a great sport city.
I'm like, No, I'm like we have a great leaf town if you're a leaf and it's great to be here, um, I always tell this story.
So you've probably been the Fenway, Sonia.
Okay, so let me tell you the difference between Roger Center SkyDome to Fenway Park, and I think I told this story couple weeks ago, but you have to hear it again.
Sorry when I first started dating my wife, so this would have been 15 16 years ago.
Hopes doesn't watch.
This guy should know the date 15 years ago, we've been together a couple months and I said, Do you want to go to a blue Jay game says Sure, and we're facing.
That was all four.
Earl Fire Soyo five and we're facing.
The Red Sox were facing a good Red Sox teams.
That's the are your teas and Roy Halladay is pitching for the Blue Jays that day.
So you got our ace, probably one of the best pitchers in the game, going up against one of the better teams in the game.
We show up an hour before first pitch.
I walk up to the box office, I go, what are the best seats you have? And they said, We have four rows up from behind home plate and I and I said, How much? $125 take it I said, Okay, I'll take those two.
So we go down on four up, I can hear or tes talking as loud you would.
I mean, I get your guys spitting it.
It's, you know, we're right there and I'm sitting beside two guys from Boston who just could not get over the fact that they walked up to the box office and got the seats.
You know, he's like, I don't wanna go to a Sox needed that.
I got to order tickets two years ago to get gamely and he's got in his back.
Need a flip phone open with little ****ty camera taking pictures and stuff.
Just approved the people because he said, no one's gonna believe me when I go home that we sat right here and just, you know, on Game Day.
So that was it. That's 2004.
The team makes the playoffs.
My old man is sitting literally would have been easier for him to repel down the other side of the building.
That would be to take the stairs down like he's at the top.
He can touch the roof if you really stretch far enough.
And the playoffs against the Royals.
He paid 225 are 250 bucks a pop for his tickets, and then my sister is $500 between the two to sit in these nosebleed seats.
We're just a few years before that, I'm sitting four rows up from behind home base, her behind home plate.
You what I mean for two for 2 50 total for two tickets, where such a bandwagon city, if our team is the parade for the Raptor was unbelievable.
I mean, guys got shot down there.
It was bad because that's, you know, welcome to Toronto.
We think we're New York and we try to act out.
Ah, but you know the parade and I'm sitting there going.
I wanted to walk around and just be like, Name me three players not named SEAQ, um Lowry or Kawai.
And then I wanted to just stare at them the way crickets.
Yeah, it's Nobody knew nothing, right? And it's like I'd make a comment on Facebook about, you know, Ah, the coach.
And they be like already.
You know, you don't know what you're talking about.
I'm like, No, no, you don't know what you're talking about.
Well, I'll be watching my friends.
That would be literally, like, you know, maybe set up a place, Larry, be you standing still.
What are you doing? Why you standing still? Make It's not hockey, man.
It's a different sport.
He's setting up the play.
There's no reason for you.
No, no. This is their problem.
He just stands there.
It's not moving his feet. You gotta move your feet.
You're not cycling the puck here? No, I watched one game with friends.
I couldn't watch another game, but just just drove me insane Listening to the hockey players from yelling at the basketball players.
I I hate watching games of any nature, especially the teams I root for with people I like, I want.
When I asked him like, Oh, you haven't Super Bowl Party or they're like, Hey, I'm having a Super Bowl party, Michael, Good.
Don't invite me like seriously, like, just don't invite me.
You're very, very waving very David of May.
But I'll take it because, like, look, I'll just be honest.
I'll be miserable like I'm the type of person I'm not there to to mingle and not their thio, you know, get, you know, hammered and can't remember the game.
I'm there to watch the game, and generally I'm really into it.
So don't talk to me.
Don't you know, kidney with small talk? I'm gonna be very rude.
I'm just warning you, So just be better.
If you don't invite me, I'm I'm not gonna accept anyway, so let's just get this old, you know, formality and pretend like, you know, that I actually care about coming.
No, look, I you and I.
I like to watch the game myself.
I like to really get into it.
And you know, that's the thing to it's like II friends where it's like, you know, they were like, You want to watch the game? Like, um no, no, because I I know it's just not gonna annoy me.
And e sound like a miserable No, you do it right now, but it's just it's just it's just how I am.
And I'd rather tell people that.
Ah, then then I have to go over and just be like, All right, everyone, shut up.
This is a party, but no, seriously. Shut up, everyone.
No, no, I get I got one friend that I'll watch sports with because we will sit there quietly and talk during the commercials.
You know, like we're go And what's what we did? Is he? He's a Steelers fan, but he comes over for the Super Bowl, brings his wife, who talks like she's a reporter for ah CP 24 down there for a new state senators.
She talks a lot national lot of questions, so but my wife knows me, so she distracts her.
My body and I sit there silently.
And when the commercials come on, we turned on.
We start talking about what we just saw, you know, like exactly.
And she goes, how can you guys just sit? Besides, they're not saying that we're like, because we're listening.
We're sitting and we're watching my daughter once because she watches game.
She's just talks the whole time she was How do you like know things I'm like? Because I listen e, listen and observe.
Did you hear the man talking about why they did that? I said, that's how that's how I learned I go, you know? And now I'm smarter than half the guys that talk now.
I'm gonna bring something up here because I actually you are a Twitter crusader, and I was really disappointed because I pulled this out the small warning, and then you did respond to this one.
But I got to bring it up on air, maybe going to a little bit more detail.
So, guys, if I'm saying if you don't follow E and follow him, it's I Glenn, 31 Yes, sir.
Follow him there.
I'm telling you, it's if you're Patriots fan and you you want someone's talking smack and you don't know what to say and you want to just put a verbal Smackdown on them.
Just just tag Ian in the in the conversation, if you will take care of it.
But this came out by pro football talk today, and there was on an article.
I'm sure you know what's coming.
Uh, yeah, but it's at the Patriots way discourages publicly praising teammates.
A growing list of veterans are breaking from that approach.
Comes steps shared stadium.
Now your response was don't drink and post with, but I'm gonna let you expand is if you don't have a character limit.
Well, you know, the thing is, and you kind of pick up on these these ah e just characters that some of these guys playing and Florio's one of them.
And I'm assuming it was Florio who wrote this and the broke the headline and the sweet.
But I mean, really, it's just it's just not true.
I mean, yeah, all you have to do is look at what he brought up to to defend himself And it was an article.
One article about Terrence Night, who didn't spend a single snap with the Patriots, turned the regular season So like And it's like you do a quick Google search and you see, I actually it hats off to all the people in the Twitter comments because I'm pretty sure this is what they did was they did a Google search and found just endless number of different articles, and they just posted, like such and such praises, this.
Belichick praises them.
Ah, Matthew Slater says this.
So it's a, you know, chasing, one of which is praised by It's just like and and I think to myself why.
But then then then I remember them like, Oh, well, it's the Patriots.
And really, there's like, you know, we we say it all the time, and sometimes it's just like, Oh, uh, you know, whatever.
But like, you know, the whole Patriot derangement syndrome.
It's really riel, and it kind of Jade's a lot of people's opinion.
You kind of just say whatever you want, like you're either pro Belichick or hate Bella track or you hate Brady or you hate both.
Um, I mean, I think I saw Shannon Sharpe say that the Patriots are gonna have 12 wins.
And you know the only reason he's saying that it's not because he died.
What was it, Max Government? Well, I thought I thought, Ah, I think he had a sharp said something similar to I think he said maybe Ah, oh, uh, yeah, So like, But anyways, they're not basing that on anything but them.
Their dislike for Tom Brady, like Max column is doing it because, as that to him would be like, Oh, so you look, Brady fell off a cliff.
That's why the Patriots were held back, even though they just want to for the last five Super Bowls, winning three of them.
I mean, forget about that little tidbit in Samos. Shannon Sharpe.
He hates Brady's so much for So I I just I don't understand it.
I never you know, as far as I know, there was no, you know, extended interaction between the two.
It's just it's the character that Shannon plays, and, you know, you know that right away, because, yeah, it's, you know, you you know, he didn't look at the film, you know, he didn't look there and make an educated guess.
No, he's just doing it because it pushes.
Says, you know, Brady old narrative.
Aaron. You know Aaron Rodgers is a bad man.
All that, all that crap.
No, no, I I agree.
And and I tried to talk to pay defense all the time.
The only one who really gets me is Nick White, because he tries to present himself like he's not a care.
But he tries to present himself like he is this actual intelligent guy Where Kellerman Shannon Look.
If Skip Bayless hated Tom Brady Shannon, did we tell you about how great Tom Brady back? If Stephen A didn't you? No backup Brady Kellerman would have been.
You know, I mean, talking about White, Brady's the best, and I mean it really approved.
I was Kellerman.
I could never figure out if it was the Patriots he didn't like or Brady didn't like.
And now it's clearly it's Brady because now Jared System could win double digit numbers and, you know, go to the playoffs and Bella checks that great of a coach.
But it's like and then, like I even talk about Rob Parker.
I go, guys, Nobody in the world is just is dive stupid.
You know what I mean? Well, he no, he knows that.
It's he's literally the only That's the only reason why he's relevant.
He's been fired for so many jobs for being incompetent.
But you know what? When he comes on to talk about the Patriots, he gets those clicks and he gets the ratings and people talking about it Now again.
Look, I hope all these guys kind of start to go away now that Brady's not there, So we'll see.
Did he sells shirts that say No way, No how you like.
He embraces its stupidity well, and that's and that's the exact same thing.
And I shared a clip a couple years ago.
I want to say now, but you know, he said after the Super Bowl 46 loss, that he would never get to another Super Bowl.
Blah, blah, blah.
And it's like that's the night.
I think the no way, no how, where that came from.
And it's like he Celso shirts, despite what has happened since then, and what has happened since then is, you know, one of the best 67 year runs the success of any franchise, but he still sells it.
It's It's like he knows why it's relevant and, you know, that's kind of his thing.
Yeah, and that's it.
And so I have no problem with that.
I mean, I have problems with what some have something to say, but I have no problem with a lot of it, cause I would say those guys are their characters. It's what they did.
I have been going toe war lately, and I've called out some writers who I actually really respect.
But I've written about him.
I talked about him. I'm sure they'd never seen it.
But I mean, it's my hope.
Hey, don't Don't don't sell yourself short. You never know.
Yeah, you never know.
But you know, there's a kind of Jason Mitten that I had a water and I have a ton.
I still have a ton of respect for him.
But he wrote just this.
Just this blasphemous article about about Bill Belichick.
You what? I mean and I basically wrote a response to his article and said, The problem is, is people respect you, and when you say things like this.
This is now how people will formulate their opinion.
You what? I mean, listen.
And I kind of said, you know, Jason, I get it.
You're You're a fan boy, and you're upset.
You what? I mean, you are a different kind of writer.
You're not these idiots on TV who are trying to entertain us.
You have a responsibility to be responsible when you write things.
And I hate when and if you've read anything I've ever written.
If you hear anything, ever say I hate I always tell people This is my opinion.
No one is saying this.
This is coming from my brain.
You mean that's what I think I hate when people present opinion as fact.
You mean like well, you know, they have the call.
Well, no, Adam Schefter came out and said that call didn't happen.
You know what I mean? Like it's they had spoken.
It wasn't that day.
It was business as usual.
There was no blowout.
Why are people not listened? And Shafter seems to be the only guy in the media who actually has an insider, you know, I mean, with with proper information I'm like, you'll pick and choose things that fit your narrative.
And so I've started going, not war.
But I started calling, like, you know, writing these sort of counter pieces like, Yes, I agree with you here because this has been laid out.
This has been fact, you know, there's enough evidence of this, you know, Seth weak.
I call himself Zwicker Sham.
You know, e e I that he crawled out of this. Ah.
Crawled out of his hole after Brady resigned for another.
Now the puff piece that he gets lauded for by the media.
Billy, go ahead. Sorry.
That's a Seth Wicker Samp.
Yeah, you know it. But it's those kind of guys.
That thing is that you write for ESPN, you know? I mean, that means there's people out there patriot as they're going to read your crap, and they're gonna formulate opinions based on nonsense.
Um, again, it's why I like places like yours that have some integrity.
You know what I mean? If Mike is writing an opinion piece, he will save flat out.
This is my opinion.
You're I mean, he doesn't present his opinion.
It's fact um it's how I try to present myself.
I don't want anybody to ever believe that.
I'm presenting something that you know.
My insiders tell me this like No, no, this is just Ray who's sitting around, You know what I mean? I checked with some of, you know, I know some people I'll check.
I'm not in the pages organization, but I know some reporters be like, Hey, is this accurate? You know what I mean? Like all sending a message to be like, Is this accurate? You know, I mean, or is this just crap coming from this person? Just so I don't look stupid when I'm coming out my thing.
But I present opinion and I go, Guys, this isn't news.
This is an opinion piece.
Take it or leave it.
You know what I mean? Like it's or I'll say this is what the media of same.
That's all I can tell you.
You know what I mean? I have no other no other backup besides that.
Well, and that's and and And that's the thing, too.
Because, like you said, a lot of people will sit there and present their opinion as fact.
And though purposely word things that way when they could easily say, this is, um this is opinion, not a fact.
So, uh, again, I'm There's something that happened recently, and it was concerning the whole Brady thing that I wish I could think of it, uh, specifically because it's exactly what happened was there was an opinion out there that turned into a report, and that's what it was.
They called it a report when they could call it an opinion.
And again, people who don't necessarily pay attention to the mundane nuance.
You know, we're We're deep in the NFL, each and every day.
We know all the insides and outs of the stories and all that stuff, but there's a lot of people out there that don't so they walk by.
They'll see a headline book, okay, and just believe it.
And a lot of those times they're so horribly misguided headlines that you know it's you.
But it's so it's so much energy to explain someone who doesn't really pay attention or just casually paying attention.
It sze nothing against them.
It's just it's how information is presented and in that sense is really no checks and balances nowadays when it comes to that, because it's all about just getting one out of 100 right? No, it's what it is.
And I responded to a d m the other day.
I don't respond too many.
I have, like, this one little group that I responded to it then and then, you know, some of the people I collaborate with, right? But I did.
I was responding to D M. That's going back.
And I can't remember what the guy had asked me.
What was something along? An article that I knew was B s right.
And I was like, Listen, man, I'm like you got either do your research or send me a message because I'll, you know, I'll tell you whether you know it's real or not.
And he goes, Well, how do you know what I'm like? First of all, for every article you read, I read five, but I mean, like, I'm engrossed in everything that's being said about the Patriots.
It's, you know, it's how I make money.
So I have to be in gross and because even the stupidest of articles that are, you know, 12 pages long, like I'll read through it and at least, you know, scan it to see what's going on.
And I'm like, when you read enough of it, you start picking out like, Woah! Wait a minute.
You know, because these six articles that just came out, you know, by these guys are all disputing everything you're saying.
So you know, But you write for ESPN, so everybody is watch is clicking yours? You what? I mean and it's, um I mean it, you know, So I would still be careful.
Always, and I'll do that too sometimes.
Like I'll start talking about something and I'll read two or three clips of articles people to be like I want you to hear like, this isn't just my opinion.
There's enough people saying this now that I believe it, you know, especially the only guy I take it face value is Schefter.
You what? I mean and and he's a guy will tell you this is my opinion, or this is what I'm hearing.
You're 18 and the guy is usually pretty accurate, you know? And, you know, you know, he's getting information from teams like, you know, it's because he's plugged in with the NFL.
So you know, there's there's, there's not a lot of 3rd 4th party information.
It's usually pretty direct with him.
You know, for Buddha's sources are, yeah, and my punk sometimes.
But you and Mike Reiss is pretty good, too.
For the most part, he's very careful because I d m.
10 before men like Is this true? And he'll write back.
You know what I mean? Like, I get that don't know.
He had some like, All right, So he's like, Professional's professional like it's that for for the horrible cess pool that is ESPN.
He's he's a He's a very bright ah break, you know, positive out of all that because he does his job very well, does already.
And so if you're okay, I'm gonna turn up the SportsCastr crowd.
Yeah, they always got tons of questions.
I'm sure they got to come in here and ah, well, apparently a lot of people watch alone, too.
So we're not the only ones in its like minded.
See, that's why this whole quarantine thing is is perfect for me.
Like social distancing I want or keep the six feet apart.
Tape measures in every store from here on out.
There's nothing I hate more than people hovering over my shoulder.
So this has been This has been this has been great and we'll just pretend the Corona virus never goes away.
So when were you? That's what I'm saying.
Like take what you've learned through this whole situation.
Basic human cleanliness is basically what we're talking about here.
And just apply that to your life from here on out.
Don't just get hands on it.
It's sanitizer Just because people are sick Now get it all the time so people don't get sick.
Please, people, I gotta say, that was my favorite mean when this thing first before people are panicking.
When the means first started and I was I think it's on Facebook.
And I saw it a couple times and was like, All right, congratulations.
We've all learned about washing our hands.
Now, tomorrow is a B. C's.
I'll tell you what.
When I was in, uh, have you been sixth grade? Because it was first time.
I think we add Home ec or whatever you wanna call it.
They did this black light test where they show your hands under a black light and the things that I saw something in my classmates hands disgusted me to the point of just never wanting to have that again.
I naturally I put my hands underneath there, and they're squeaky clean.
I mean, it looks like I just watched my hands with bleach.
That's how clean they were.
And I've kind of taken that with me.
Ah, my my entire life.
So, like I said, I'm just glad everyone kind of starting to get you up.
And you know, my my actions and some of things that I do don't seem so irregular now.
All right, so here's the first question.
This comes actually from a d p n o g knows me all the way back from my YouTube days as dear Pats nation all the way back to when I played a character named Donny.
And this is how far like this guy goes.
Ah, and if you've never seen the Donald Donald character, you can't find them anymore.
And I killed him.
But no one, uh, nothing gets lost.
Not in this world.
The boat two weeks ago, they convinced me at the end of the show.
I did a little click, but I because I started my whole lake online like sports career started as a joke.
It's my body's always **** on me for being a Patriots fan.
So I literally made a list of everything people hate about Patriots fans put on the worst Boston accent and became Dani O'Donnell and Flannigan's Pub into stock.
Just be as arrogant as possible.
I mean, like I see the whole Did you see the whole the whole It's a replay from, like 1995.
So? So the sky comes all the way back, but he wants to know quick question.
Any thoughts on Adrian Clayborn signing two years with the Browns? Oof! Um, I mean, you know this this team, it's a good it would be a good signing.
Um, I think, personally, I think this team needs to ah, find their identity early on offense.
That's the biggest thing for me.
They have talent on defense.
I think that they can, you know, continue to add veterans like that is going to be a good thing.
But this team, it comes down to Baker Mayfield.
In this offense, you have to find an identity.
You can't be second guessing yourself 34 weeks in the season.
This year you do that.
The seasons loss and you can start thinking about moving on from from certain folks.
And then that could include the quarterback.
So I like it as a deft move.
Ah, when it comes to the Browns, it's all about the offense.
It's all about getting that focused on getting that identity and doing it quickly.
So I became the biggest Freddy Kate Kitchens hater last year.
Um, as you know as a painter stand.
I was here for the Patriots, but as a football fan and a diehard football fan, I was disgusted with the Cleveland Browns.
Yeah, no, um, Mayfield, Odell.
I mean, Nick Travel, I think the most underrated running back in the league like he's a top three in my mind, you know? I mean, he is so good, and I think because he plays for the Browns, they played so poorly last year.
People don't realize how hard that kid actually runs you what I mean.
And I blamed Freddie Kitchens for everything until the Josh McDaniels stories came out.
You wouldn't mean until the whole micromanagement from ownership came out.
You know, me and the whole and I'm not.
Look, I'm not an anti ****ytics guy.
I like ****ytics.
I'm a d v o a guy.
You know what I mean? Like, I believe there's ****ytics is important to the game, but whether or not to go for it on fourth down should be a gut call from the coach.
You what? I mean, it's not, and I don't care what the ****ytics say.
You're looking your quarterback.
How's he playing today? Is he confident? You mean you trust them to make the throw? I don't care if this place 75% successful of Baker's overthrown Odell by for four times today.
I'm maybe not trusting him, throwing the ball, you know, And, uh so now I'm waiting to see, you know, now I'm waiting to see I forget the guy's name now, but I'm waiting to see if he, uh if he can improve on Freddie kitchens or if I was unfairly cruel, the Freddy throughout the season.
Well, I I I kind of share a lot of the same sentiments because I I was very hard on Freddie kitchens.
I thought he was a I thought he was a bad head coach.
I mean, I'm not gonna sugarcoat it, but I also think he was set up to fail because again, like you expect to put a team together, were so many ah, personalities of a starting with your quarterback who you know, again at this point, you know, I I don't I don't mind.
Ah, I guess What would you call swagger or confidence and ****iness like I I appreciate that.
But I also think there comes a time where you have to, you know, you have to have earned that ability to do that.
You just can't come out and be like, Hey, that's my personnel.
You know, you you have to earn the right to be that ****y and and And Baker did not do that.
And again, you add in the fact that he was on every commercial that you know air.
During every football game, you add his his poor optics like again, people complain about his optics on the sideline and the dances and stuff like that and guess what? It's warranted because it's not football.
And when you're not playing well and you're not winning than all the things that aren't about football.
That you that you do publicly are perfectly legitimate to criticize.
And and he obviously didn't respond to that.
Well, I'm not saying that there weren't, you know, media folks out there trying to get him.
But you know, that's something Having watched Tom Brady so closely in this Patriots team, But, you know, specifically Brady because he's the quarterback.
Just take everything and just attack it the same way.
It's like I remember people trying to defend Baker.
Well, oh, you know, the reporter did this, and it's like, you know, many times like, you know, Brady's been tried the trip that I try to be tripped up on something or or throwing a fastball or done this or done that, and it's just the same thing over and over, and that's what your leaders have to do.
And I don't think Baker did that, Um, is there a chance for him to do that? I think so.
I mean, it all comes down to whether or not he learned a big lesson this offseason.
If he learned from this last off season and he makes a concerted effort to really become that player that he can be, you know, then I think things will fall into place pretty well.
And I think some of those struggles are gonna kind of level out, because again, if you have the quarterback going, then I think it even set out.
But if he's right back to doing the same things he did last year, then it's It's gonna be a very quickly sinking ship.
No matter what defensive players or additions you add to that team.
It's very much almost like the Cam Newton syndrome, right? The doctor was cute when he was M V P two years later.
It wasn't cute anymore.
You know, exactly.
They can only get our That's it.
Got another one for you here.
Got a draft quick question.
Who do the Patriots take a 23? Ah, that's a good question.
I mean, it really depends on how the draft kind of plays out.
I mean, I I know they want stick him in there. They want him to perform.
But again, if you if you know, if you get a guy that you love, that just falls into your lap.
I mean, may you know, how can you say no to that? You know what I'm saying? Like, I think they're willing to really give stitch him a chance that they must.
I mean, obviously made the team.
They know far more about him than than what he has.
But I mean, if they like, I just don't need ah, love.
You know, maybe they're a big love fan, you know, and he falls into your lap.
Or maybe they really like Jalen hurts, or I'm not saying they dio.
Actually, I doubt that they do, But I'm just saying, Like, it could be a quarterback.
Um, but re in reality, it's probably go.
You're going right back to the You're going right back to the basics.
You build it from the trenches out.
So you look at old lineman, defensive lineman, linebacker.
Especially given you know who the patriots lost this.
Ah, this offseason, I would definitely look at the defense and look at specifically, you know, linebackers and then potentially alignment, because again, those there you can't miss.
I mean, you can miss, but when it comes to team building inside out and that's always kind of the motto of the Patriots.
So regardless of who's, you know, the current quarterback situation, not much is really going to change from a team building standpoint.
I agree with you.
My hopes is if Jordan love is available to take Jordan love.
I really like him.
I think that under George Daniels, you could excel.
Ah, but a lot of people also be Jordan.
Love won't make it to 23.
I know, means and necessary.
I want the Patriots to trade up for Jordan love.
But, I mean, if he tells the 23 perfect, if he doesn't move on, you mean there's another Jordan love somewhere down the line? I think Linebacker, that's my thing to have a way start offensive liner linebacker.
But with Van Noy and Collins both gone and the land in Robert's, which I think went very underrated because of all the other names that went, I don't think people realize what we lost in the land in Robert's.
Um, I think now I believe that we're going to see Chase Women, which play more of a linebacker role than the edge role that he played, Um I'm not actually the biggest fan of John Bentley as other people are.
Um, I think he's a good run stopper.
He could maybe move into a little bit of the land in Robert's role.
You mean through that middle linebacker? I don't think he's as athletic as Atlanta.
Waas Um and I mean and and listen, it's Hightower has never been so important that linebacking corps than he is this year because they don't have that leadership on the field.
I'm nervous for that.
That linebacking corps, it's going to be young, right? It's gonna be, Oh, there's that.
There's talent there, but it's gonna be very young. But I agree.
I think it's gonna be, Ah, probably a linebacker or I'd have no issues whatsoever getting some depth for that offensive line because I know a lot of people like to Houston them, but I'm not fans of them.
I don't I'm not and I'm like the most optimistic pager fan to find the best in everybody.
I am not high on these guys coming in and doing something I'd love for them to use.
They don't have a second rounder.
I got a feeling they're going to move into the second round somehow, um, because it's below check and s o I c in alignment either going in the first or second round.
That's my, uh, my piece you're going to see.
I think this is gonna be We see a lot of wheeling and dealing from ballot check on the draft.
I think we're gonna Seymour wheeling and dealing we've ever seen in the morning before.
And a lot of that could just be unnecessary.
Like it just could be Bala checked in Ballot Shack and then the only lock that I have, I never put a lock on players who I think the page is gonna take.
My only lock is Blankinship.
The kicker is the only guy that I have.
Ah Rodrigo's Lang Blankinship.
I think his name is my only lock of who I believe the Patriots are going to be taken this year.
Well, that'll be interesting, too, because again, I mean, like, yeah, there's there's a lot of again, there's a lot of bigger name changes.
Obviously, Brady, you know, Laskowski, You know the two longest tenured patriots on this? Ah, you know, during this run, have gone, but really the essence of everything hasn't changed.
We saw in a way, we saw this type of rebuild on the fly happen 9 4010 You know, it hit a couple of speed bumps because of obviously the Brady injury and all that stuff.
But, you know, this is kind of what you're looking at again now.
I mean, whether without Brady, this was kind of what you're you know.
And I saw you look at the Patriots situation.
You're like, OK, well, you know, right now, they're in about 800 or so 1000 cap space, and you know, you want to still try to figure out how to get Tom Brady in here like, wait a minute.
Actually seen this coming.
That seemed a lot more obvious.
Now, now, obviously, had he signed prior, you know, you would have saved a little bit of money because, you know, you're taking on that full 13.
5 $1,000,000 Catholic.
But you know, at that point the difference.
You're still massively and then cap hell, and and again, you still have a lot to try to figure out between now and then.
You know, the start of the season.
So, you know, I I'd expect, you know, a team that, like you said it is transitioning to getting younger.
I mean, we've seen some of these young guys, Um, you know, you start to develop.
I think the first sign for me going back to Brady a little bit was watching them put the franchise tag on to me because I thought, you know, you couldn't have put you couldn't have both.
And as soon as they franchise tag him.
And even though there was obviously an option to trade him as soon as a franchise tag him, I was like, Okay, this is gonna be a little tough to try to figure out now.
But, you know, if you think think of it from their point of view, you know, he's a guy who's three years in the league, started every single game that he's ever been in in the NFL, and then a three or four years in the league now started every single game than the three Super Bowls.
I mean, that's the type of guy that you want on your left side for years to come.
So, you know, what you sign them and, you know, you start moving forward without Brady and no now, all of a sudden, the yeah, the mentality changes because now all of a sudden, you do take maybe a little bit.
You know, the Patriots always take a long term approach, everything.
But this is a little bit more.
You down the road now, Now you're not talking about okay? We have a 43 year old quarterback.
You know, we have to We have to maybe go above and beyond what we normally d'oh, uh, to build a team ready to win another Super Bowl.
And in this case, the Patriots just were unwilling and just incapable because again, you know, you can only work with the cap space you have, and you know, eventually it's gonna catch up to you, and that's that's that's kind of what it is.
And look, the, you know, the bucks of have been poor for a very long time, and they, you know, they finally got a bunch of CAF space and, you know, a bunch of players that that actually, you know, are hitting good on their big rookie deals.
And, uh, you know, what? This is a great opportunity for them.
And it's, you know, in the end, the great opportunity opportunity for the Patriots to kind of adjusted.
And, you know, you re establish themselves over the next couple years.
Yeah, and no, I agree with you completely.
It's obviously sped things up a little bit and you got to do some things.
But like I always say to people like, you know, we gotta relax a little bit because I remember, like, if we go back to 8 4009 and you told me Hey, this is gonna be Ben Watson's last year on the team and they're going to take this beat up second rounder who had missed a senior year of college and he's gonna be your new tight end on, and then we're gonna take this other kid is the first year first rounder, but it's got so many off field issues, we're gonna take him in the sixth round.
You know what I mean.
Or fourth round, I'd be like, not why we get rid of bed wants in his belt, if you gotta use. Exactly.
And then and then oh, here comes with Rob Gronkowski kid like? Yeah, here it is.
But, you know, we missed his whole senior years old, you know, junior year.
And, you know, and then and then all this.
And it's like you got this two headed monster and Gronk and Hernandez near this, Like, Holy jeez, Ben.
Will you think that You think a 2008 You think of 2009.
2010 News Mike Vrabel.
Teddy Bruschi retires with Guinness.
Goes off tow, You know, Cleveland.
And like you said, all these guys like, how do you replace somehow, You know, But also your draft Gerard male and then your draft Logan Mankins had actually No.
No Logan Mankins.
Um who am I thinking of? Ah, it's older.
You draft Nate solder than, um, you know, all of a sudden it's Devin McCourty and it's, you know, Patrick Chung and it's all these guys that all of a sudden like you, looking over the defense over the you know, they just get a one.
All the Super Bowl XII, like, Wow, there's really a lot of these homegrown guys that, you know, all of a sudden you thought we're, you know we're heading towards.
You know, we just had watched one of the worst seasons of Patriots football this error in 2009.
All of a sudden, you know, turn it around in from 2010 toe.
You know, just this past year, they're better than they were in a decade before.
So really, we do.
And again, this get this good.
I think a lot of people are still getting over the shock and off of not seeing 12 under, you know, under center.
But I think very quickly they're gonna realize that.
Hey, you know what? It's it's not the end of the world.
Thinks things do move on.
You know, we'll get over it.
Yeah, And I don't think the Patriots they're gonna be a CZ Bad is people believe Oh, no, no, I mean, of course not.
I mean, they're not gonna be I don't think I could reasonably say to you, and you know, if the Super Bowl contenders right now, like I can't, I can't in good conscience, because time in 20 years you were in reality about 15 years.
But you know, But that's not.
That's not like exaggeration.
I mean, every year, that time.
And that's what I told you.
No Bucks fans, because I did a show.
I was a guest on the show recently, talking about you know what? It's Brady me to a minute heard and all that stuff.
And I'm like, Look, the second grade A signed, uh, you know, every team that he's ever been on has been a Super Bowl contender.
Every single team that he has started for has been a Super Bowl contender, which means the Bucks.
They're Super Bowl contenders right now.
And they weren't, you know, two weeks ago.
So yeah, no, it's that's what he brings.
So but talk to me Week five.
You don't mean that.
I tell people I wanna watch Jared Stadium play through October, so maybe I need the wake Week eight.
I can actually sit down and be like, You know what? They need a quarterback.
Or, you know what? We might not be good this year, but let this kid have one year, and I'm looking at this this year, going, Why not give state of the opportunity? You know? I mean, like, what do we really have to lose this year, right? Like nothing, absolutely nothing.
But I told everybody if you actually think we're gonna get trouble, Lawrence Shutter, Might I? I wrote a piece.
I think it was yesterday, the day before, and I was.
I broke it all down for people about how it would be more work for Bill Belichick to blow up this team to be bad enough to get the first overall pick.
Then it would be to build through the draft, going to the next free agency and build them back to Super Bowl contenders.
Because there's too much talent on this team.
There's just there's too much on this team to be that bad, and you'd also have to take, probably could go down as one of the greatest offensive minds in the game.
And Josh McDaniels, see what I mean? Who got a little vanilla last year, but great offensive mind.
You got the goat on Ballot, Jack.
Great defense of mine.
You'd also to take the guys to who prepare more than anybody in football.
You know, like I always say, like like balance check is ready for a pitch invasion from, you know that the Russians were coming.
He knows exactly what to do.
Okay, everybody to the tunnel.
You know, Plain said Yeah, like, I just I don't think Bala Jack has it in him to be that bad.
I could I see them go eight. Nate.
They would not shock me, but honestly, if they went 10 and six, it wouldn't shock me.
There are 11 and five and snuck into ah, playoff spot.
It wouldn't shock me either.
Just and that's me.
That's on the defensive players we have if the offensive line can sure up.
And I think the detail signing was pretty smart because we saw what not having a full back was last year.
May it made the loss of Gronkowski 10 times worse.
And I mean a Not only that, but you lose your two starting center and both both fullbacks because, you know, obviously devil and went down.
But then ah Yacoub Johnson went down as well, like shortly after.
So again enter land and Roberts, whom linebacker turned fullback.
And you know what I by the end of the year, you look pretty good, you know? But he was getting comfortable and and and look there.
Their offense looked better, too.
There's their signs, things that they struggled with.
But again, you know, that that seems a little, uh, almost that pointless, but, like almost Ah, you know that that's bringing me back to the Brady era.
I've started thio healthfully.
Ah, kind of get past that a little bit.
Yeah, I just to me, it's Sony.
Michelle needs to really step up this year.
Um, I think where he was and I'm never one to use the word exposed, but we actually saw a little bit of exposure for him in the beginning.
The year he was making bad decisions.
I don't look that is exposed, but he couldn't shed a tackle, and that was starting to get very learning for me.
And I'm thinking if they don't have a full back to clear the way this kid might, you know? I mean, if this is our future, you know, it's I mean, this is a big year for him.
This is Do you pick up his fifth year option like there's a lot of things and, you know, and play for him this year, and ah, I know he's only going to his third year, but this is yearly.
Start making those decisions.
You what? I mean, that's when they start looking at, Do we do we extend them? Do we just wait and pick up his fifth year and and I You know and And I went back and started watching the playoff run, Um, 2018 and watched very carefully, and he didn't get touched a lot, you know? He had wide open holes, and that was so much more on Gronk and Devlin, you know? And I think Shaq, Mason and Tooni and and, uh, the Andrews Trent Brown to that big monster on the left side.
I mean, that that was a turned out to be a huge losses.
And there was another guy, too.
And that was Ah, God, yes.
Green know Duane Allen doing knowing Alan and I know people hated Dwayne Allen, right? Like great blocker.
And I'm like, I know he's overpaid, but you can't get mad at a guy for making too much money.
You know what they say about Jack? No, no, no, no.
I'm not worth that.
But you sought this year, and I remember saying like, I'm one of my shows going A guy.
I bet you guys wish Dwayne Allen was back, don't you? Yeah.
You know, I think I think you look well because Because that's the thing people like.
See, Gronk, um, I'm like, Okay, every tight end has to be a pass catcher.
Well, no, I mean, Gronk just happens to be a great pass catcher who happens to be a great pass block and run blocker as a tight end and really as a tight end that your primary goal? Because that's where it gives you the biggest advantage.
Ah, it is when you could bring in that guy that be that six lineman that, you know, to give them that extra head for a guy like Sony Michelle in the Patriots to just didn't have that.
Especially when you when you used a couple that with a full back.
Now you have no fullbacks and no bra Bukowski? No, Trent Brown.
David Andrews And yeah, it's And they had they had no true power back, you know? I mean, like, they had No.
And I were thinking that, like, this is what we need a Look, Garret Blunt like this is when we need a guy who could just run and drag, you know, people with, um, you know, even Ridley before he kind of fell off the planet could run over people.
You know, it was I was very concerned.
Okay, I'm gonna get to a couple more questions here because people been waiting patiently.
Okay, Um and I don't want to just ask one and then take up all their time s.
Will Arians finally used his tight ends like receiving tight ends Maur because they're not usually a part of his game plan.
And we kind of already answered this beginning on a different question.
But the Brady influence should be there, right of you? Absolutely.
And that's the thing.
I mean, I think the guys that are gonna benefit the most out of this aren't necessarily gonna be Godwin and Evans.
They're going to get their catches.
In fact, they're there.
Production is probably going to go down a little bit just because of how Bray spreads the ball out.
But no one's gonna benefit more from Tom Brady than than O. J. Howard.
A camera break because those two guys were underutilized.
And then look, it's not.
It's not easy to just throw up to a big, tight end.
I mean, you're taking a lot of restaurant into the middle of the field.
You have to be a very accurate passer, and you have to be able to read.
Defense is really, well, something that Jamis Winston doesn't necessarily dio.
He excels at other things.
But that isn't necessarily his game.
Tom Brady, that that is this game and he's probably if not, you know, he is the best I've ever do it.
I'm very confident in saying that.
And he's gonna use those two tight ends, which we've seen him completely.
Ah, terror, part NFL defenses.
And it doesn't matter if they were top defense is our middle of the pack.
Defense is there's just there's no way to match up with that when you can, you know, bounce one after another.
So let's go back to Grok and Hernandez.
You know what could have been with that team? And you look at how you know deadly is not the right word.
But you know what I'm saying? Like how How Ah, cerebral.
Ah, how? Ah You know, just that offense was with those two.
And even even to a lesser extent.
You add in Duane Allen, at least for a little bit at cause the threat until people realize, OK, it's just never gonna catch a pass with the Patriots.
But you also go to, um, you got drunk and I'm blanking on Ah ah, man.
Completely blanking on tight and couple years ago.
Ah, Anyways, these dealers that never Really? Yeah, yeah.
Thank you, Martellus Bennett.
Which I mean, even that didn't even really spent a pan out because again, Grant got hurt.
But you saw what they tried to do early on and again, The tight end is such a big part.
Off the patriotsoffense are where has been part of Patriots offense and really, you know, Brady and the Patriots really were the first ones to really utilize that too tight end set.
And now a lot of teams do it, and I think Brady is still the best at it, and I think he's finally gonna get that this year.
So again, I think Arians is a smart coach.
There's no way that he's gonna, you know, limit the production from the tight ends.
He's gonna call their number, assuming that they they deliver and that, as we know in New England, it has to happen, You know, just given the opportunity, you have to earn it and continue to earn it so perfect.
Thank you. So I hope that answers your question.
I will do one more here for good with daddy in.
Absolutely, Um, got some.
These questions are tough because we don't.
I'll ask this and we can give it general what we know right now, but I think it's gonna change as we need to do what happens with the traffic.
But do you see the Patriots with their departures? A linebacker.
Do you see them playing Maura of, ah, nickel and dime defense right now? Um, I mean, I think it's always gonna kind of the lean towards like your your 245 or, you know, some sort of mixture of a nickel and dime just because of how the NFL is.
Um, you know, you don't really necessarily get your traditional 3443 type defense.
I mean, you still do, but they're not.
You know, that's not technically your base.
So I think you're still going to see a lot of nickel and dime.
Plus, I mean, as of right now that the PATRIOTSSECONDARY is clearly their strongest unit, even with the departure of Iran, Harmon, You know, you gotta figure that, you know, they're going to use their lives and play to their strengths, and that's probably a little bit more speed and athleticism from their defensive back.
So, yeah, I would I would say they're probably gonna not change that too much.
They're gonna be a pretty I don't want to say heavy, but they're gonna utilize it quite a bit.
Well, he and thank you so much for coming onto the show tonight.
I know that you are a busy man, even in quarantine, because I'm excited.
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The only reason I remember that is because that's a throwback to my aim.
Just use your name.
And for those who don't know what a Miz Well, I guess I just I dated myself a little bit that he was a was big Thea.
Other day I was talking about my daughter's 14 that's what I wanted to tell you.
This is kind of a cool thing with me.
So we're talking about Brady's.
So my first memory of Brady's when I was 14 him playing in the ah against San Francisco in the Hall of Fame game.
You what? I mean, that's, you know, here's our whatever quarterback.
And so my daughter turns 14 this year.
She'll be 14 next week, right? And I kind of said the morning, it's kind of fitting.
It's ex circle life.
Brady joins the team when I turned 14 years old and he leaves when my kid turns 14 years old like I officially became an adult.
You know what I mean? Like Well, I you know, I'm all for Amar for that type of symmetry for awhile there before they went on that run of, ah, winning Super Bowls Sit in the second half, I was like, Wow, you know, they always They played a team from the NFC.
Ah, uh, kind of.
I guess it was Central at the time.
No nose, Probably still the West.
They have just got which switch division.
So the NFC West And then it was back to the NFC Ah, South and an NFC East.
And it started playing that out again.
Like before with, like, Seattle.
It was the NFC past.
I'm like, all it's gonna happen.
So I was thinking like, Okay, so we started winning three Super Bowls in four years, and you know, he's gonna end up doing the same thing now again.
It kind of came out that way, just not the, you know, again.
I was thinking it was gonna be a little bit of yeah syndrome there.
You know what? I wanted him to retire so badly after 50 53 because book ended with the Rams, You know, Maybe it started with the Rams.
Finish it with the Rams.
No one's winning six Super Bowls.
Tom don't worry.
You know what I mean? Like, it's and nobody thought Montana was gonna get four.
You've blown that out of the water.
Don't worry, Book.
And your Super Bowls go out as a champion.
Like that was my I thought that was a That was cool symmetry.
You know, I mean, even to lose to the Eagles after beating them, you know what I mean? And then and then say no.
The hell with it and then beating the Rams.
The only thing I wanted was last year as I wanted them to go to four in a row, even if they would have lost just like a look of Buffalo fans say, Yeah, we have one for only one way.
12 of them down, taking away everything that you want.
The whole the only thing you have to hang your hat on.
Is that your prolific losers? Four in a row? Yeah, we went to four and one a couple.
So help the hell with you.
Well, you can Thank you so much for tuning him or come, including And thank you so much for coming in.
It's usually go on our I'm exhausted. No.
Yeah, it happens, man, I I like to hear myself talk so tense.
Overextend itself Sometimes it's all right.
I really appreciate appreciate every else coming into and listening to us again when we can have people like it on the show. I always get excited.
I hope that you guys were excited. Entertained, too.
Very knowledgeable guy form on Twitter again.
He's a crusader for Patriots fans everywhere.
Ah, like in any time I got an issue, I always tagged him in my thing and just walk away because I know he'll take care of before me.
And here I am, custom myself out.
Like, how do I keep getting dragged into this thing like he's gonna put the phone down.
But wait a minute, let me check one more time.
Yeah, let me just see with idiots and I love it.
Could you quote, tweet everything? It's not even like a reply just right in there.
Well, I think I figured, you know, at the very least, if I start to get exhausted by that point, there's at least three or four other people that are kind of picking up the mantle, and I can just kind of you know, Slink away and let them, you know, continue eating at the scrap.
And yeah, every I see what you guys are asking, I will be.
I will send out.
Um, I'll send a tweet out after this, that as Ian's handle on it, you can follow a CZ well as well.
Then you can click on his thing.
Maria's all the links, everything else so I won't go through the good. I'll screw it up somehow.
Theo Guy's Twitter pages full.
You don't understand.
I guess that I was serious.
I kind of do need a little extension on the Twitter Women proud there for the profile section, you need another account just to finish your profile.
You know, e I want once hard enough.
I mean, we got we got all the full press ones, and that's a that's a pain in SC.
That's why I never answer my d m supposed to time.
Because I don't know what you can e got to make sure I'm tweeting from the wrong thing.
You know, I didn't say I assume you run all the other social media accounts.
I don't try to run a lot of I mean, I'm on.
There's several of them that I do control.
But, like, you know, I do have I think something like 30 accounts, like tend to my phone right now.
So at any given moment, I could be on any one of them, so you can't block me.
Let's just put it out there, folks.
Your police fan, You might want to block me, but you can't.
So I started figuring out which one do you control? Especially when I see, like, four consecutive tweets from four different account.
I think I'm like, Oh, there's Ian.
You're picking up on my patterns every every so often.
I accidentally respond from one of the one of the company accounts.
When I'm thinking I'm on mind still, and I look, I'm like, Oh, God, that was way too witty.
I gotta put it in my eye.
Thanks a lot, man.
Really appreciated for arson.
Castor, Thank you for tuning in