welcome to another edition of the or sports talk show today we got the N B A in Action I'll our last talk show.
Well, there was no MBA.
It was just scrimmages.
So this is the first talk show since the n B.
Seating games, the first out of eight c Any games were already upto.
Some teams already have three sitting games in some teams have to, so we'll talk about the n b.
A scene in games today.
We'll talk about the NHL playoffs or starring the NHL qualifiers, and we'll also talk about the MLB.
Season is definitely under away and we have a special guest to bring on.
But let's first bring on Grant and Sam starting with Grant.
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I'm Samuel Reese.
Hope you guys enjoy another edition of the all Sports talk show.
As Isaac said, we've got so many sports to discuss.
I've been enjoying all the sports that are back on And I'm also looking forward to having our special guest on which Isaac will introduce in a moment.
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Welcome to the club.
How are you doing today? How's it going? It's going great. Oh, yeah.
Really excited to be on.
I love you guys.
I loved all the all sports talk show.
I watch all your individual commentaries on actual live games.
You guys were really great excited to be on today.
Yeah, Thank you so much.
I'm sure Grant and Sam are also happy to have you on absolute Absolutely.
So we're gonna get right into this.
Let's start with the NHL in N B A.
We're gonna do the same topping in both things.
You have been surprised with things you are not surprised and things that you and where you see things that you have been surprised with.
I mean, wow, this team sucks, right? I thought this time would be better or why this team has been better than I thought.
So let's first start with Grant.
You could both lists the N B A and any joy.
I know you're bigger NHL garden in the N B A.
But I'm sure you still know some things that have surprised you.
I know there was a big game that happened. That was an upset.
Today if you want a list that in the MBA.
So any surprises in both? Yeah, I didn't know.
Well, yeah. I mean, yeah, the Nets to beat the bucks.
But once I found out that Johannes only played 16 minutes, I wasn't really that blown away anymore.
What? What has disappointment.
The MBA, though, is definitely the Dallas Mavericks.
They lost to the Sons.
I believe it was a couple nights ago.
I was entirely shift.
They lost two Kings enough.
They were trailing the entire game today.
So I think right now, if for the Mavericks, it's kind of rough, they haven't really been playing that well.
I thought they would have easily no steam through this competition cause, you know, they were heading in as like, the fourth of our fifth best team in the West, and right now they just simply haven't performed.
Um, so far are said definitely, said the Mavericks.
Right now, currently, my biggest disappointment in the MBA and DiGel, obviously, is my mom down team the Bruins, for sure.
I don't know what the heck they were doing Sunday against the Flyers.
It was just an absolute Messi performance.
No one outside Charlie McAvoy showed up on defense.
The forward corps just went absolutely silent.
And you know yourself, Black.
When the most reliable backups in the NHL, he struggled.
It wasnt all his focus.
Struggle to grasp is playing tomorrow.
So maybe a different out of coming as Sampa Bay.
But currently the Mavericks and the Bruins have been my biggest disappointment said before.
Okay, so who are you? What are your surprises this season in the NBA and NHL to start off? It was sure have a lot of games left and a lot of things that Yeah, sure, Yeah.
As you say, You know, I still need to see a little bit more, but, um, surprising for the n b A.
I'm actually I'm actually going to go with the Toronto Raptors.
They had a big statement in against the L A Lakers the other day and I'll admit it myself.
I didn't think, you know, without without co eyeliner that this team would be a legit contender in the Eastern Conference.
But the as the season has progress and as we get closer to the playoffs, there really, really starting to change my mind more and more day by day, I was very impressed by their performance against the Lakers.
I think that was a statement win for them and I really do think they're a team to watch out for the East.
I mean, they're just they're just really a a solid team all around.
I also I also think you know that their defense is what stands out to me as well.
I think I think they had a great performance against the Lakers and um that really caught my eye.
That was really a big surprise.
What was that just second game back from from the hiatus.
So I think the Raptors would be my surprise in the N b A um in a positive way and then in the NHL there's not really a team yet that that's popped out to me is like, Wow, they were, ah, lot better than I expected them to be.
But I would say just all around in the hole in the whole league, I I am surprised by how good the level of play has been because all of these teams only had one exhibition game before, You know, they got right into the right into the playoffs and I was expecting for like, the first week or so in the first couple of games of these qualifying round Siri's that there, the teams would be pretty rusty.
But I watched the final playoff last couple of days and I've enjoyed it.
And overall, I think the level of play has been really good.
There's been some entertaining games, um, and there hasn't been a lot of rusty nous at all, in my opinion, so overall for the NHL is going to say is the whole as a whole in the league.
So far, it's impressed me by by how good the level play has been because it's just, you know, the fourth day back into action.
There was only one exhibition game for all these teams, so Yeah, those are Those are my two surprises in each in each league so far.
Gary, I know you're not the biggest, you know, part of the mine.
Yeah, Here's what I have to say before I answer the question that you asked.
I'd like to add on to what Sam said about the NHL and level of play that we've seen.
I'm talking so many entertaining games from the NHL on my podcast yesterday, I had two guests on.
We just cannot stop talking about how entertaining these games have been.
They've all been within like one goal.
Every game has just been so close.
Drop to the final horn.
It's just an amazing thing that the NHL is doing.
I really love the 24 team playoff format as well.
It's just awesome hockey.
The first game I watched the Chicago Blackhawks and the end Minton Oilers.
I was addicted already with just how competitive this was in every team there is fighting to stay alive versus the MBA, where they're just trying to get an MBA playoff spot.
But to answer your question, Isaac for the N B A. Like I said.
Like you said, actually, I don't know much about the N B A.
But from the little I do, just looking at the scores right here.
I'm gonna have to go with the Indiana Pacers.
That surprised me the most, UH, really good team.
They defeated the 70 Sixers won, 27 to 1 21 and they defeated the Wizards, 1 11 to 100.
Up on the Magic.
Now 21 to 8 with 5 51 in the first quarter s.
Having watched n b a game in years, maybe the finals last year, but that I definitely say the Pacers.
I think this team will make the playoffs and has a chance to make some noise.
But the NHL, like you guys discussed earlier from my team.
I'm gonna have to go with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
This was depressing for the Pittsburgh Penguins because they lost in a hard fought game against the Montreal Canadians in overtime.
I believe late Saturday night or late Sunday night, I forget, but and then they only if 3321 yesterday.
But they got their goal late in the game on an empty net against the Canadians.
When I thought that the NHL started, I'm like you do not want to be the four seed in the round robin coming out of this because you don't want to face the Penguins.
And here we are sitting here on Tuesday thinking the Penguins might actually lose this series and the Canadians at 12.
Seed might face the four seed so a little disappointed in the Penguins if you didn't pick the Bruins.
Obviously, that was disappointing as well, and that was the hottest team in the NHL, the Philadelphia Flyers.
But they got some tough opponents yet in the round robin.
You think the Bruins will be fourth in the Eastern Conference round? Robin? That's basically it for that question you have.
Thank you, Gary.
And for mine, I'm not going to give in to then a chopper for the FBI.
Let's start with the Lakers.
LeBron James has been horrendous.
He's been terrible, and what many people are saying is, Oh, it just doesn't work well in the bubble.
He's been averaging 20 points per game.
Hey, that's not that bad right full of bond.
James, that is the quadrant Looks like or yeah, the best player in the N B A.
Arguably right now.
Well, right now it beyond.
Yeah, it's really close.
Um, so that's the first thing that six out of me.
LeBron James hasn't been good lately, and that's probably why they lost against the Raptors.
Remind me I'm a heat fan, so I have to give them something.
But it's not gonna be a positive thing is gonna be a negative thing.
They are one of the best three point shooting teams in the n B A, and they've been horrendous.
Duncan Robinson and Kendrick Nunn there two starters who are good for the three point line.
They combined for five points yesterday.
What is a problem with that is Duncan Robinson shoots tons of threes.
He's the third best three point shooter on the MBA behind a Moon and Steph Curry, Corley Cortly, and he only made 13 yesterday.
He was one for seven from the three point line.
That is just terrible.
So that's something that surprised me that the heat are very slow from the three point line to start off the season we're seeing five minutes when they play the Celtics without Jimmy Butler.
Right, Sam? Yeah.
Um, but, ah, another thing that has surprised me is yeah, like you said, your Gary, the Pacers.
TJ Juan has been surprise M v p in the bubble so far East M v p.
He's been, ah, averaging the most points so far on the bubble.
He's just been a big hit.
And this could really bring the Pacers to a big playoff spot there, right behind the Miami Heat.
They're trying to catch up to them, and they're trying to stay ahead of the 70 sixes in the sixties and for the NHL.
Yeah, I have to go. The Bruins as well.
Just this appointing, right? Sad.
Yeah, they just seemed lifeless for for pretty much all of the game. They weren't.
They weren't, You know, they didn't seem ready to go.
They weren't battling for pucks.
Uh, it kind of seemed like they just weren't awake for for the entirety of the game.
It was It was Yeah.
Pretty much a boring game to watch.
Quite honestly, because give credit of Philadelphia Flyers.
They played a great game.
It looks like they, you know, it looks like there was never a stoppage because they were the hottest team coming into the break and they just picked up from where they left off.
It seemed like, but the Flyers really dominated that game.
The Bruins, you know, even when they made it a one goal game.
Obviously, the Fire scored 18 seconds after the fires and the defenseman with.
Even after the Bruins made a one goal game.
I really didn't feel like as a Bruins fan that they even still had a chance of getting back into it.
Yeah, very flat performance, very disappointing.
They had a bad performance in their exhibition game in Columbus, but I was like, OK, that's an exhibition game.
Hopefully, they'll come out ready, ready to go for the round robin game when it matters on Sunday.
But that was that was far.
That was far from the case Bruce cast.
He did say, like a couple weeks ago, that there was a possibility that the treat they treat these games like preseason games, but you just can't afford to do it.
I know, obviously, for the qualifying round, Siri's those are much more important games in the round robin, because a round robin we know we know those four teams are still going to be in the playoffs, even if you go on three, but it just determines the seeding.
But as Gary said, if you're the four seed, yeah, the real possibility that you're gonna have to play Pittsburgh.
And if I know the series is tied 11 so there are possibilities, even more riel. Exactly.
And if if you're the Bruins, I don't wanna I don't want to play the Penguins in round.
I'll tell you that much.
I mean, I just hope they avoid the four seed at this point because after after last yesterday's result between Tampa and Washington, the Bruins are in fourth by themselves on zero points, and so it's very unrealistic for them to get first place even though there's still two round robin games left.
But I did find they get either second or third just I'm hoping they avoid the fourth seed because you don't want to face the Penguins in the first round.
That would definitely be a tough syriza.
Hopefully, they bounced back tomorrow afternoon against the lightning, um, to grass back and goal.
No Stamkos for the Lightning.
It should be a great game, though.
Yeah, just like you said there at the end.
The odds are in favor for the Bruins tomorrow, Stamkos out, grass, back and goal.
That could have a big effect on the Bruins offense.
Even when you look at it, just knowing you're starting goalie.
One of the best goalies in the NHL is in net for you guys gave up four goals, not a terrible performance for the Bruins back up.
But offensively, they weren't there.
It was, Ah, pretty boring game.
The watch, like you said 100%.
Another thing I want to bring up was like you said about the Penguins.
I'm just gonna keep adding out of the Penguins as a five seed.
I think they're better than the Capitals.
It's in the regular season play.
I think they're better than the Washington Capitals.
Obviously, on paper it didn't look like it, but that's what I personally think.
So you definitely don't want to play him like you said.
So I throw it back.
Teoh, Whoever wants that on now why I think Certainly I don't show had beat the Lightning tomorrow.
This depends on how they're forward corps produces.
I think that's gonna mainly be the do or die situation.
For the Bruins, even when they faced the Capitals, next week is just as long as the four core continues to, you know, leave off where they left off.
They be find the Bruins.
I think they could perhaps even sneak out the last two wins of their round robin games.
But yeah, yeah, if I could just add on one thing to a Grant saying, You know, the Bruins, Yeah, they're offenses is pretty good.
You know, there's a reason why they're the best team in the league, but you know, their defense is rock solid.
But when it comes to when it comes to their offense, you know they're not.
They don't have the best overall offense in the league, and so I think a lot of their performances depend on how the first line is doing. They have that.
I think they have the best first line in the league when, when they're on, you know, with with Marcia hit or miss.
With Marcia and Bergeron quite worried about the Bruins goal Sunday. Chris Wagner.
I mean, he's what the third line right winger is actually.
So I I just think Yeah, the first line was so so none of none of the three even showed up, Um, on on Sunday.
And so I think it starts with with, you know, them showing up, and then it and then it really helps the team as a whole because he has, Krantz said.
You know, Kurt, Chris Wagner scored that goal.
But if the first lines not doing well, if the first signs, if no one's showing up on the first line, then the rest of the team is gonna have trouble creating chances in scoring goals.
So I think that will be a key tomorrow and for the rest of the playoffs.
Going forward for Boston? Yeah, it doesn't make good points.
And MLB, who leads the National League home.
I am not sure at this moment.
Do you know who has been hot in the nationally? Ah, who? Someone on the Reds.
I haven't been paying attention to the Red Beyonce with Nick Castellanos.
Another one today.
Well, he has sitting up every brother in the home.
Run my part trade games, though, who did judge use like crazy, like I've straight games or something.
That's a lot of games.
So I Grant Oh, I think I was gonna bring him up right now, but I just found out that he hits another home run.
But let's talk about MLB surprises. Alstott.
I'm a big and Elliott's got my two favorite teams in the N L East.
How terrible is this division This year? They're talking to be done turning into this.
Listen to this, everyone.
The Braves lead division with a 74 record.
The Marlins actually duo.
Based on win percentages, the Braves are gonna fall down.
They have one of the worst pitching staffs now because Soroka is out for the season.
Cole Hamels was already out for the season.
They don't have Julio to Aaron, who's now on the Angel's.
The Braves are gonna fall down, down, down, down, down, down.
The Mets have just been terrible this year, and they're going to even be worse because Robinson Cano and Ahmed Rosario just got injured for the Mets.
The Nationals are okay.
I could see them winning division, the Phillies.
I don't even know they underperforming to you again.
That the most over rated team in the MLB.
I'm sorry, Gary.
If you want to talk about going over, I'm actually a Brewers fan.
I got this from a friend because I live near Philadelphia.
Milwaukee Brewers fan, actually.
But like I'm not a huge like team fan.
I just like, like to follow the leagues and be on bias is possible.
But I like Toe actually disagree with you on the Atlanta Braves there, respectfully, I think offense.
Their offense speaks for the MLB.
Yes, and you're exactly right with the pitching.
It's a terrible pitching light.
The starting rotation in pitching does win games, but I actually think the Braves are definitely going to get the first seed or the second seat just because of your point of how the N L East is so bad.
Going into the receipt, we agreed that we all have agreed a 10 or C in the leak.
Oh, no, like that, they'll be second in the NL East or like first in the N always Oh, yeah, yeah, it is going to be.
I think it's for joining three teams know Moreland's.
They're just sneaking this year.
Maybe that is a gradualist.
Yeah, I hope so.
You know, I'm saying it's between those three teams because you can have three teams in the division making the playoffs.
So I don't see 1/3 team from the Annalise, but go ahead.
Yeah, And so besides San Eli's, but yeah.
I mean, look, the Marlins.
I'm not saying this from violence perspective, Sam. Frozen.
I'm just staring at him, but I think it's frozen.
It does look like that.
I was looking at him.
Like why she's staying at anybody's, uh He'll come back here, come back.
No, but I do have a question for you, Isaac.
Who were your three teams? Three teams that you brought up from the N.
That working would compete for the first and second place in the NL East Mullins Nationals and not briefs.
Yeah, I can't I can't agree with that.
I guess I could maybe even mix four in there with matting.
The Mets, the Phillies.
They're not saying that when I say no, that Mets, you currently have a very shot in the Marlins, but no Miami does.
Oh, I disagree the Mets or better team on the Marlins, but the Mets, with all the injuries and this and that, Yeah, sure and bullpen in the league.
But it's been horrendous.
Even Seth Lugo's been so consistent for them.
That's over. The years has been terrible.
So for the Mets, like the Marlins, pitching has always been bad.
But they've actually been pretty good again.
They have only played three games, so let's say that they've been good.
But in the three games, they've been good.
The Mets, the Mets offense has also been sleepy.
That's what I'm saying.
They're gonna click yet.
I I smell them clicking later on down the road once they get 15 20 days.
But that's that's That's bad, though.
It's 16 game season. That's too late.
But if you're if the ****istas tanking, it could still maybe squeak of a playoff with the world. With the Marlon.
I feel like you know they're going to get.
They're gonna split the four game series with the oils right now.
Yeah, the Orioles air hot, but they're the Orioles.
Yeah, that anymore for this the Marlins, and I'm not just a system a monitoring the Montel bet they are.
Bottom 18 Bottom 60 right? I think they're the six roasting them up.
But the way this season is shaped, it's a 16 game season.
It's it's, Ah, there's an expanded playoffs.
So the way this is in shape, I have the Marlins sneaking in for a wild card spot.
Yeah, I could see him being wild card 100% and I actually, by the way, the Marlins have the best one of the best from systems with MLB a top three farm system.
So each year they're getting better because they're calling up these minor leaguers.
So next year they're going to be better than this year.
But guess what? The Molins have a better shot to make the playoffs this year.
Then next year, even though they will be better next year, just cause this is a 16 game season and expand the plant, pollens have Corey ****erson.
If you report 60 gave you their friend, I've got playoff 60 games.
I there, so they're also went percentage and guess who they skip playing.
They're not playing the nationals.
They're not redoing those games, so they skipped the Nationals again.
Could possibly lead the division, but won't they? Won't they play the Nationals later on, though, Like I get it, But we're not really looking those games up.
Yeah, so there is.
This year is different, so it's all based on win percentage.
And what? The Marlins? I thought they would have a drunk lineup today, but they don't their key starters.
Their key hitters don't have Coben around playing tonight, so that's key for the Marlins.
You see them against the Phillies? They put up tons of runs, right? Yeah, even with screwed.
Really pitching? Yeah, Zach Taylor and even see it once dancers on the team, he just hit solo home runs all day.
The Moreland's are generating runs, and often you don't need a big hitter like Stanton.
Just need a guy like ****erson who can hit 10 homers.
You just need to string those base hits together and start that fire.
That that's one through nine and gets you those hits and gets you those one rung at a time that so I said the N L East.
That has been surprising.
Another team that has been surprising is the the what team was going to say, Who knows? And I have been my surprise seem real quick cause I feel like you are going to say Human.
I feel like that they are definitely gang slept on Hollow Rod.
Well, what wasn't definitely like to three game winning streak? They've been averaging, like over five runs a game.
They're just playing outstanding.
I know they playing call Robin.
I know they have are now Trevor Story, Bunch.
Other pretty good pieces, Charlie Blackmon.
But none of the pitching has been exactly the greatest.
But you take a look at this hitting core, and if they continue to average, you know, crazy, you know, amount of runs like this, they might be in a good spot.
I think they right now are gonna finish second in the West right now anyway, and definitely make the playoffs.
I'm going to go with a team from the N.
L West is well in the Los Angeles Dodgers.
This is one through nine, the best one of the best lineups in baseball history, and this team is seven and four right now, one game behind the Rockies to your point in third place with the Padres tied with them, the Dodgers should be winning the World Series.
If you look at the players of that, I mean air original.
Probably changed, but very impressive so far again.
And it's 60 games seats and you need to get out of the gate strong.
And that's what they've been.
They having rockets.
Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah.
The Rockies have Iraqis look awesome. The Yankees.
I mean, this is a This is a team that we knew the Yankees would be good, but they're really, really, really good.
If I had to pick today World Series champion, it would be the Yankees, I grew out would pick New York as well.
Yep, I know you're a Boston fan and a Mets fan.
I mean, that's like two of the You probably.
Hey, I don't know if you do, but I don't like the Yankees.
But, like just an unbiased opinion, the Yankees are incredible.
Yeah, he's prepared such a good roster.
You they just win Aaron, Judge.
And but Ellen judges a guy you would expect, like to lead the league in home runs.
But Nick Castellanos on the rez and again the Reds are my pick to win that N l Central and that's a tough division as well.
No Cubs will Cubs, Reds, Brew crew? No.
Oh, based on the Reds, based on how they've been playing.
But you gotta look at the Cubs and I don't I don't see the Cubs not getting first place.
That's that's my opinion I got because I respect your opinion by saying that you know, the Coastal won the division, but by saying, you know, I don't see them not winning it, that's not really a good statement.
I'm fine with you saying that's your opinion, But it's such a close division.
That's gonna be a two game difference that you shouldn't say that.
But the Reds were behind the Cubs right now.
Three games the Cubs air into and the Reds air five and five, and then the rest is 3.
5 3.5, and the Pirates.
Why even talk about the Cubs? Just have Kyle Hendricks, but their offense is amazing.
Like my I'm an offensive guy, as you can tell, because I was pointing out the Braves and you got Rizzo and Kris Bryant on Chris Bryants.
Amazing on defense.
You know Jason Heyward? Just It's just a good lineup, their average.
But they're consistent, and that's my point There.
They're consistent, and I don't see him going on a slump.
How would the Reds I read ethic? You know, you don't have to agree.
I think the Reds are better than the Cup, so that doesn't mean again, because I said the mess, the whole N L East division and the is better than the minor.
So if I say that, that doesn't mean you know, because if I said the Marlins may, you are going to do better than the Mets in the Mets, A better so that doesn't support.
But for me, the Rams are better than the cause.
But in that right applies in player lives.
This is a Reds team that will be amazing in three years.
And, oh, yeah, I mean, they really and they were the most improved them in.
The White Sox are the most improved team this offseason.
But you got like Takis Castellanos was having a break out your junior Suarez, who came second in the National League and hold months.
You got Joey Votto is doing good, and he's so old.
But look at that pitching.
You got Louis Castello, Trevor Bauer.
It's the best fishing in the N L Central, and pitching does win games.
And that's why I 100% agree with you.
I like I'm still sticking with the Cubs, winning the division, but the Reds? The Reds are a really good team, and they definitely I think they may bought Lock up a wild card spot if they don't get second in the NL Central.
But when you look at this N l Central division, honestly, there is the Cubs, the Reds, the Brewers in the Cardinals.
They're just so evenly matched.
Honestly, I mean the Pirates.
There's no point of even talking about him.
Like I said before.
But the NL Central, I personally think, as an NL Central fan, my, that's like the games and you're watching the most.
This is just such a fun, competitive division last year, but it's not showing this year, and it's a little disappointing.
So by the registered update, Sam Reese can't come back in.
Ah, he has a big storm in area and the like, power one Internet, so you won't be able to come back in.
So, uh, that's unfortunate.
Not minions by nearly lose power to Sam Less power.
But we'll see right now we're running well, but just waiting.
Do not waste money.
But I have to stop with the wicked.
We had rain all day down here in southeastern Pennsylvania.
The Panthers are wicked that Ah, who widows? Wicked slow Bobrovsky is working bad.
Grant Grants Wicked War describes is that it's an adjective.
You Didn't they wicket a lot? I do.
No, it's not a problem at all.
It's just it's fun. That's how you discuss.
You know, you don't just say I'm running late.
You just say I'm running wickedly.
You know, it's Here's a Here's a question for you guys.
Did the hurricane sweep the Rangers tonight? Good question.
I'm going to say yes.
I mean, semester cough had the hat trick yesterday.
I mean, I heard Well, I think long questions getting yang to I just don't know that this was kind of learning experience for the Rangers.
I mean, you know, to get guys like Kreider ****eryn, you know you're just feeding the animals right now, I think, really, next year could be the years of vintage at your ethic.
Next year's you over.
The Rangers are going to do something in the place when I'm not the 11 seed they're gonna have, like probably way more momentum coming in.
I think the Rangers were right next to the Flyers of the Bruises, the Haas team in the league before the stoppage.
And I honestly, I think the range will rend the table.
They would have made the playoffs, but since that softened just kind of figured that New York was going to really match the speed of Carolina.
And so far that's been the case.
So I'm going to definitely say Carolina sweeps tonight.
Rangers will probably make it a good game, but definitely Carolina.
Yeah, I would say Carolina to I really had the Rangers winning the Syrians.
I was like, You know, the Rangers on New York teams.
They won't let their fans down.
It looks like they all letting the fans, I mean, look great.
Name removed from Harford to Carolina vocal.
I think I think Granger's If there were fans, I think we would definitely go with the Rangers, right? Yeah, I don't know.
I learned is that promote people on paper? I mean, the Rangers have the better first line, but the hurricane just have a better roster, like way better defense and just a better bottom six.
So I would probably say Carolina wins out of the way.
Yeah, it all comes down to hockey.
Do the Rangers win? Just because that's how Siri's work or Carolina is the better team? And I love the Sea Carolina sweep.
I think it would be exciting for hockey.
So that basically wraps.
It's like that the Panthers first line is better than most seems first.
Yeah, but it's it's a job that they it's a deaf that they don't have way falls off.
And that's why they struggling that Haftar's three goes already.
I mean, it's on that top line on the power play is the top line, just adding Hoffman.
But yeah, no, I'm saying the Panthers I was just not example, cause the Rangers, the Panthers have a great top line, but it's there are other pieces like no charges go.
But that's just one clear out a nice, right? No charges. Good.
But I mean, he's like 1/3 liner out.
Most like I liked him a lot.
When he was with the Bruins, I thought it was a very good death.
He's he's still very good depth, peaceful Florida.
But you're not, like builds up around, really produce.
Well, he gets This goes.
Oh, yeah, you know, cricket player.
But they got two triple doubles in a row.
The Miami Heat and Celtics game was on.
So if I'm looking to the right, you know what? I'm watching.
What's going? What's the score right now? I'm not looking at 00 If you have a partner with that, that's the school.
The gauge of stuff, the interest.
Oh, because it tip probably started later than 6 30 yeah, it is.
That's been authorized playoffs and the MBA playoffs.
It's like Oh, puck drops of 6 30 No, you're doing the national anthem at 60.
Get it right? Yeah.
Anyway, so much better s So we just went over guys, the N B a, MLB and NHL and some surprising things that is happening.
And then it just all playoff.
So there's no time to, you know, like what the FDA bucks That time the mess around, they clinched the proceeds for the heat.
You could miss around a little bit cause it clinched the playoff You that you didn't cleanse your fourth seed, but ah, you're clinched the playoffs.
But what The NHL? I mean, you don't have any time the full around the MLB.
You can fool around, but it's a 60 game season, but let's get to some sports news.
Um, Jalen Jackson Jr is out for the season for the Grizzlies.
I know you guys are not gonn be.
Yeah, I'm literally just sitting here right now like he better our own Well, because I don't know, I Yeah, I got the Ripper's.
Oh, yeah, you better do something that was the best up.
I mean, you have to be a bubble team.
Uh, but no, it's the Grizzlies.
You have John Moran.
But Jaren Jackson Jr was their second best player, and that's a big loss, because again, Grant's Blazer's gonna try to get that eighth seed.
The Spurs are trying to getting the others to safety.
Suppose actually right now, a few games behind the Christie, said the closest to the Grizzlies that it is a big loss because the Grizzlies we're gonna try to hang on to that eighth seed and Joe Jackson Jr is a big loss.
But I just wanted to point out Yeah, I'm not asking for your guys opinions on that.
I'm just bringing that up.
Ah, um, I got something we can share our opinions on real quick.
Pretty guys thinking about the Seahawks.
Potentially bringing in Josh Gordon.
This was news that broke about yesterday night.
Josh Gordon makes sense because he played on Seattle last year.
Yes, yes, issues and both three offense.
But Antonio Brown We talk about him quite often, as I'm sure Gary, you do us well. I'm assuming.
Yeah, you shouldn't be parked on NFL roster.
I spent agree with that. Antonio Brown.
No, Josh Gordon.
Yes, that's my opinion.
Quick said and done.
You're not signing boat if you sign both.
I'm not watching NFL.
You're just asking to get like your teeth get point like a trillion dollars was just that smooth.
Si ox can make so much noise this year.
Honestly, just signing.
I watched your big episodes on you were camping, I think on Jamal Adams.
I let her take on that. Ah, yes.
Yeah, I think I think the Seahawks er a really good team on defense and on offense.
So they're the best in, I don't know.
What do they call it? The NFC North? No, not the NFC.
Stay, um, grande.
Besides them being a good wide receiver, they had tons.
Wide receiver? No, because you already have locket Metcalf, David Moore and Retention Greg Olsen.
And will you off yourself about that? But you have weapons way.
The Eagles have the best duo tight ends and leak, but talk about trios.
That is the C X dizzily Hollis storing Olsen dizzily and hospital backups.
And you have both of them.
So I think that's the best trio.
Um, that's the tight end trios in the league.
Would you agree with me there, Grant? Absolutely. No.
I think you're 100% right.
Dizzy, I think, is going to be a future top 10 tied down within a couple years.
Stay healthy, right? Wilson is a fantastic veteran.
Jeff Holster is a definition of a very efficient backup tight end.
Maybe even on a team like the Patriots, we goes back to the Patriots.
You could even be the starter there.
I thank you for these people because I'm sure a t F fire that was released in the other day that eyes you've got Jeff Fireman.
I'm sure Team will be willing to get up one of those tight ends like Disney Hollister, because they have depth at that position as long as they get someone they want.
So I said the Patriot should get go after someone see the lady Walker.
It is a free agent.
What about start making some trades, right? Make some trades.
You have a lot of defense's patriots.
Honestly, we're gonna sign Jordan. Reba.
Of course you want to San Francisco.
I don't know if you guys want to talk about that, either.
But now I actually thought George Reeves got sign with the Patriots for a while.
Until, of course, yesterday he had have signed a one year deal with Sand friend.
But yeah, I mean, it's very interesting.
It feels like Delaney Walker would really fit well in the Patriots being, But I agree.
I think you can get someone younger and cheaper.
I think you go for that option.
And especially with Matt Lacoste now opting out, you're kind of stuck in limbo with the tight end.
You have two rookies who you really don't know how.
Do yet one thing I would want ad in.
I know, like in my friend group personally like that.
I talked to you from school.
A big topic of discussion for some odd reason in our friend group was ah, ranking our top tight ends right now.
So, Isaac, if you're still on, I don't see your face, so I don't know, But that's our grant.
Uh, who's your top three tight ends right now? You know, you actually did this a while back.
He actually on the show.
I said, I think I said three for me Was Earth's kittel.
Kelsey, I think I'm pretty sure that was my top for it in that order.
Yeah, I actually have George kiddo.
First, I think he's the best tight end in the NFL.
And then, uh, Kelsey at two.
And then hurts had three as well.
I started like that.
That was cool, because definitely those three are like so evenly matched. Yeah.
You know, I think it's eat.
All right, so we could talk about a different order.
But I think with tight ends like this wide receiver when you do wide receiver rankings Julio Jones Hopmans I don't care.
They're all So when you say top three, I think you know who should be in the top two except Sampa Gronk I number three, but oh, well Oh, uh, well, I think you know who should be in the top three.
It says it could be a different order, But if you talk about, like top 10 for tight ends, you know, do you know 10 10 ins? You know, it's too much of things.
We won't plan it out right now, but I'm saying just some general things do sneak evident German there.
Who's one of the fastest tight ends and leak you sneak country prone.
Actually been good.
Do sneak, you know, Look, Eban, who never has that high of statistics, But he's a great tight that you know what I'm saying? I'm on that one.
It runs probably top 10 but definitely not You see, with Iran, many people's right.
I think he would be like sitting right around nine in 10 i e.
On outside of the top 10 based off one reason stats, he said Kotite and just does It.
Doesn't produce means nothing, I guess.
On the Colts, they had Jack Doyle, and now the steals.
They advance McDonald, but still a rookie, both the number one side on the depth chart.
Yeah, no, I agree.
I think Eric Ebron is a very fast, tight end.
I think is one of the fastest tight ends in the league.
But I anyway, they suffer what I've seen.
I know one thing.
Look, great player, like we're in the top three. No, top 10.
No, definitely. He is definitely the most.
I think one of the most.
Under a tight ends, I definitely tell.
But I'm saying some people disagree for whatever is in whatever way.
You remember Mark, your brother tucked in tight, and I think you're a little bit mistaken there.
I'll just put that way.
So I just final gave you know ago I talked in tight, and so you see your eye as a Packers fan.
I actually respect the Vikings a lot, very much so.
May beliefs defeated the Blue Jackets.
Three to nothingto tie the series at one.
No, that's not good.
Want Columbus to win that? Yeah, let's gins whatever his name is.
What about now? They're playing corporate silo that not playing merciless against airplane Korpisalo Just put a little lost is the best dolly.
Um, but let's get to some more sports news.
I got a lot of MLB game stoning, but, uh, yesterday let me just, um, bringing through some things.
One thing that you know was surprising.
The Miami Heat loss against reference that, you know, the actors of the better teams that could have gone either way.
Jimmy Butler made one bad path at the end of the game.
They had 14 seconds left.
They were down by two.
They had no shot clock.
So basically, you're just going to dribble the ball, wait for the last shot.
You only need a layup to tie it in a three pointer for the way Joe passed all way too soon and was a tone over what I say too soon.
That's not the reason that was a turnover, but he could have waited and held the ball for a few more seconds, but e didn't watch the game.
But, yeah, what do you do about, you know, all these NFL opt outs there are because here is I.
I know there's a deadline and it's actually happening on Thursday.
There's a deadline for the players opting out, but this important I have.
If you actually announced, you know, since its way too early before the season starts, it's not announcing what the procedures are going to be.
You know, if there's gonna be cultural noise and this and that.
So how could they make players make their decisions when they don't know what's happening? That's a really That's a really, really good point because I know college person to be a bubble with the NFL Weaken.
Guess is not to be a bubble.
It wouldn't work, but we don't know procedures.
We don't know this and that.
Yeah, just the little things like you said that come into play.
I know I'm a big college football guy and they're already still working on plans they're working on.
More plans in the NFL are when they're already with the power cod conferences air starting their seasons later in the middle of September.
The NFL is still playing everything by ear.
I haven't heard too much on like what they're doing season wise.
I think right now it's still going on as normal.
I mean, obviously, this is a pittance, but like I think it's going on as normal.
Yeah, but then I make a good 20.
You open on what I said.
I mean, we do not know yet.
I'm just saying we don't know.
I think that's I think you made a perfect point.
You hit the nail on the head right there because, uh, I think that is just It's unacceptable that they have to have a deadline when you can't see that far into the future.
One with the league and the procedures they're going to go with.
And two, If things ramp up again, Cove in 19 wise And what this season is gonna look like you can make him pick.
I'd say you said the deadline.
Yes, I e have a finalized chest like up there will be a week before the season.
At least you can't really pulling for a whole month ahead.
It's like, How could you do that? Especially covert picks up again? Or what if your wife has a child or something? Yeah, about your job situation that like you're stuck.
Yeah, it's it's honest.
Sports are mess right now.
I know on my podcast all talk, all the sports on YouTube You see it right there on the graphic.
For the longest time I started this podcast before before, like during quarantine, when sports were a no go.
And for the longest time, I was just updating and updating on what the league's air going to do.
And it is so good for sports to be back.
And now we are still talking about what football is gonna dio.
So it's kind of back to that same conversation, but like like I said before, it's so so good for sports to be back.
Uh, it's just truly awesome.
Yeah, absolutely work back.
But now it's also kind.
They're kind of, you know, doing everything a little bit wrong.
Unfortunately, like the m o be wrong man for the day.
Only friend to shut down the league if they didn't do a better job of the covitz know ever Since then, they have gotten better.
I was just watching the Pirates wins game and they they brought up an excellent point.
Apparently, I don't really know anything about this, but apparently they did a really good job of having staff members make sure that players are falling all the procedures, so this doesn't affect their team.
And that's what the world hurt.
But I know like if your man friend what do you like? Oh, hey, you got Make sure you do a bad job.
This you have to be on top of this day, one opening day.
You had to be on top vision.
You had to make that announcement.
Every team and every owner, every coaching when they should have known right at the gate to not mess around.
You know, baseball is already on the night.
She just gotta do what you need to do.
And, you know, play the games and, you know, have a season.
But I just think it was ridiculous.
Some effort had to say that.
That's just my opinion.
Yeah, I 100% agree with that.
This is my take.
It's I call it a hot take on my podcast, but this doesn't take their I have.
Why's MLB not doing the bubble? Because the bubbles working for the NHL in the n b a.
I see you nodding your head, Isaac.
But here's what I have to say.
Even though they're playing close games, the Miami Marlins had to travel of Philadelphia, and you can't tell me that's a That's a That's not a close travel, even though they're in the N L East.
That's not close at all.
Right? I see what you mean.
Yeah, it's a few states up.
Uh, I'm shaking my head.
I'm shaking my head that a bubble would be great, right? It would definitely great.
It's working, but it wouldn't walk in terms off.
It would work in terms of safety, but in terms off, amount of games being played and on exactly exactly.
I wanted you had 562 games to 60 games.
That's almost 1/3.
Hey, still wouldn't look, you know, for the bottle you'd have too many off days way too many.
If it was a bubble, though, I'd say you pick one team from each division to the host And how have multiple, like a lot of bubbles, cause there would be six down.
That you think I want to bring this up? I was hoping you guys would talk about it.
But did you guys see that Avalanche goal with less than 0.
1 of a second to win the game? That blue dream that's going a cadre.
That was more like when I said, Can't score.
That goes like, why wasn't I on SportsCastr for this game? One of you guys better be calling this game because I love to see your reaction.
Oh, I was jaw drop, but I was like, Oh, of course I had to come take the Bruins instead.
And just thinking that go off the board, I would have been so mad for the Avalanche all over Britain to that would that would have been crazy.
They took the fact that it was clearly, like poor two seconds left on the clock when the foot cross the line.
So, yeah, I want to mention that as well.
Yeah, a good point. Yeah, I 102nd.
I was like, Wow, and you know what? I honestly think coming out of this break like I have the Avalanche going to the Stanley Cup finals personally because they're just such a consistent team in now.
You know, coming up clutch, I guess.
Defending champions like that in a round robin game.
That's how you know you're Silicon tender after four month hiatus.
That's how you know you are still one of you.
What? Well, the last.
They're pretty good.
I was supposed to talk about.
And like I said, when sports come back, it's going to be busy.
Time on the word sports doctor we covered.
Or four sports looking around this up and a minute or so.
I have one hypothetical to cover.
Still haven't found the NHL Jersey swaps yet? Yeah, yeah, they're not social distancing at all.
Their use their you're still seeing fights and all that good stuff that you are. No.
Oh, my goodness.
When Justin Williams for hoodie fight against the Rangers on Saturday, I was just losing it.
Like like let's go Hockey's back, really going by so much.
First in the Canucks, Wild game one.
You on the bubble, you go win with that cove it you come out without Kobe so they don't have the corn advice so they couldn't touch each other. They can kiss.
I don't hear you remembering like 20 hits a game anyway, So the players literally LeBron James other.
They was talking to Anthony Davis, who whispering.
I was like, Oh, they're kissing.
But he was literally so close to his ear right to whisper to him.
I'm saying that's fine, because you have this right, usually so you can get away with that.
You should get away with just going back to their rooms and showing everything that L b.
I don't care if you on the same team because you're sleeping at your house.
If you're the whole last year on the road, Yeah, and yeah, and I I have a point to ring up there.
They're just going home and hanging out with the team in there.
They're just hanging out with their own teammates and I can see family.
I haven't looked into it, just a quick actual fact as actually watching a segment from the Pat Mac every show earlier today and I was like watching an interview.
Oh, I love that Teoh.
I know, but I was actually he was so Pam back he was interviewing this MBA players currently in the bubble, right? And you would never believe it, but he says he has to pay for room service.
What's like every single and MBA play has to pay for room surface, get their own food and stuff.
I was like, That's emotion.
Race your thing, ever.
But that's crazy.
I'm actress Reaction was hysterical tour.
Now, even I was like, You gotta be kidding me, right? Like, yeah, there are, like, I know that can afford it, but still What are you doing? Yeah, yeah, but Isaac wants to wrap up before we go. Thank you guys.
So much for having me on.
This is this has been are just absolutely amazing.
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This has been really fun, you know, problem Get a lot of fun.
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So it's wrapped the show up.
So I sang lefty est under storms and this and that the Yankees Phillies game got postponed due to the thunderstorms.
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You know, it's just awesome.
And you got basketball.
We got hockey, Got baseball.
It's just awesome.
Just having life sports back.
And you know I have You followed me out, SportsCastr, which I'm sure most of you do.
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I'm I's gonna win.
I'm gonna be doing the final five minutes of the Heat Celtics game right now.
The heater up 27 to 20 minutes that back to me, brother, but I'll be doing guys I'll definitely be doing the last five minutes of this. He came there.
Even the violence with all their a new pieces and their lineup that was just officially announced, which is a very interesting lineup tonight, but I'll be on for the final four minutes.
The Panthers? No way.
I'm commentating that gang grant.
And well, I'll be coming in the Panthers tomorrow at noon.
So you know Hey, get the picture score. Goal.
You better go crazy because I'm gonna is it gonna be a goal when, like they're losing 321 The first few years is gonna be a gold like five.
They score if I go crazy or not.
That's the same roles reversed, by the way.
Oh, ah, so let's go.
That let's go with the uncles.
Yeah, it's gonna be 31 in the first bird.
I think this is wicked.
Wednesay, Winky, Windy Outside my house I lost power.
Anything luckily, but it is like beyond windy outside.
I don't have to go up, but this good you think seven watching as usual, peace out.
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That's on TNT, so you can watch and see when there's five minutes left.
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