Welcome to the news episode of Sports Talk Central.
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Um, did you see the jealousy, the cardinals and use that just came out? Apparently another.
So there, next time with an outbreak, which is just very, very clever.
The second team without birth begin was, Yeah, like it's getting worse there.
So, I mean, that's just that stinks.
But, um, I wish all those players the best with everything while making a recovery.
The Nationals were finally back in action this week.
Played the Mets.
Then that's absolutely stink.
But the Mets did beat them, I think, in one of the games.
But, um um, let's certainly remember everything that happened.
Oh, yeah, Master Max Shires or got hurt.
And then in kind of like he kind of aggravated something.
But he's a scheduled to make his next start.
He was pulled in, like the second injury, something so yeah, yeah, hold on a second.
Eric today came in and pitch.
All right, but I think that was the game they actually ended up losing.
Looks like Stephen Strasbourg getting closer to returning.
That would be really, really big.
But Mack sure, there is not expected to really miss his next start through a good one.
Soda made his debut this week, first of that, and he gets his Herbie Idella right in front of the his family, which is all they put his family pictures all cut up in the outfield, which, where is I love the broadcaster days like right in front of this family.
Just that was too good.
But so just back, even though he didn't Mississippi and he's just getting him back in one that is just so, so big.
Um, we have the big Syria tonight against you guys, so that's going to be fun on gonna hope we can hopefully co Shame it, though on it depends on some hockey stuff, which will get you where he wants play at four o'clock and depending on how what happens if they get eliminated, I'll either be getting trashed or I'll just be celebrating happy because they forced again.
So you know something? We could do that live stream, though, but I Yeah, I'm excited for that.
Siri's, though tonight it's going to be a lot of fun.
Um, didn't tell You want to talk about the Orioles? Yeah.
So the week start off pretty good, because we replayed.
We swept Tampa Bay.
Ah, and was it like a flukey win? It was like we actually, we pitched better.
We were we pitched better.
We were much, um we hit better.
Well, I mean, we definitely did have some injuries.
Like, really reads actually started playing really well this year.
And the problem with, um, him wa I think he's been missing it last few games because, like, a shoulder soreness or something, but yeah, because a lot of fans, right, upset like it's, like, so depressing, but about the Orioles.
But for me, it's like a team that I know for a fact.
Um, you just Ah, yes, but yeah.
Ah, team that I know for a fact were like 80% of the players I know for fact are not going to be on the team in a couple of years.
I mean, it's hard to be like, emotionally invested.
I don't care what sport it is like if you know that many players are expendable, it's hard to be emotionally invested to them.
Yeah, when you're just tanking like and you know, your full on tanking basically a season and it's hard to be like OK, guys, let's go.
I got a rabbit I'm in a room for, like, just a bunch of losses, you know, like the losses.
They're going to be coming all the time for the most part.
So I definitely understand where you're coming from for that. Yeah.
So you mentioned tanking, So I do want to, like, clarify this.
So So in my opinion, there's tanking.
OK, so there's tanking, uh, optic onto this.
Okay, so there's there's tanking.
He, uh you know, I mean, like, if I go like this and like this Yeah.
OK, so Okay, so on one Anders tanking, OK? And then the other ender is contending.
Yeah, Yeah, I think that and and maybe like us like fans.
We tend to think about it differently, but we're talking about, um was it Oh, yeah.
They're rebuilding and tanking our same thing.
They're not really the same thing in baseball because rebuilding is when you have prospects when you're calling up your prospects and you allow them to develop because most of those prospects build up the core of your team.
Um, I'm this kind of move this a little here.
All right? Yeah.
So then, um, we're talking about like, think of re buildings when you when you call up your prospects and you let them develop.
But where the Orioles are at right now, because they are not calling out the prospects just yet.
I'll talk about Ryan Mount Castle in about in a few seconds in about 30 seconds.
Um, but tanking.
I think it's when your prospects are not ready to be make their debut just yet because you don't want to like, yo yo them around And you know, you get, like, four a players, uh, in their spots, and then you just buy time for your prospects.
I think the Orioles are in the final year of ERT of tanking per se, and I think that next year they have some guys who are finished the year in Triple A and Double A.
That probably would have been up at this point.
It was a normal season, but it's a weird season, so we don't know.
So they're kind of, like screws up the minor league development plan.
But they would have been They have been called up at this point this year.
They sure attack are going in the major next year.
Building this year's kind of tanking per se.
Does that make sense? Yeah.
No, thus are not making a lot of sense, actually, yes.
So I'm going to be Oh, so basically there it's still take their technically still tanking.
Um, so that means you're still seeing guys like Renato Nunez.
It's really res who may or may not place today.
Um, you have, um, Hanser Alberto who is actually pretty good when you hit like, 3 96 against lefties last year.
But he liked to 40 against righties.
So but, um, used decent.
Um, but the point I'm trying to make here is like, fans are upset because they're not like certain prospects aren't being called up or like, it's whoever's playing and my thought process is well, and that's why kind wins the explanation like we're still technically tanking.
Um, next year, we're gonna get some for prospects, um, are gonna be called, arguably called up.
So I do want to go talk about quickly talking over its Ryan Mount Castle because there's like, did something about service time.
And if you have a certain amount service time, you get like a 70 year.
Which is why you saw, like Nate Pearson from Blue from Toronto, it called up like week into a season.
We get the 70 year with mail Castle.
He's like their top prospect, ah, elite prospect that, um, its closest to the majors.
And he was a guy drafted five years ago as a shortstop.
No one thought he could play shortstop, so its they moved him to third.
Didn't have the arm to play third.
And then now, basically, he's d h first base. I feel type.
So you just have to learn.
Is that field? Um, I think And, um, so now they're doing now that is developing him, and he should compute.
Should come up pretty soon.
So I'm excited to see what when they bring up the prospects.
Also interested to see what how big their farm system is going to prove, because I know the MLB dot com just recently updated their top 100.
And the Orioles have four guys in top 100 which is pretty good.
They got, um, Adly Rochman, who was the number one overall pick.
He is number four.
Ah Grayson Rodriguez, a high school right hander.
Day picked a couple years go in the first round.
Ah, Hudson cursed after number two overall.
Pick this year's draft with about 68 then d L Hall is 77.
So their farm system it's improving.
I think you're going to see a bunch of their profits come up now.
The second part was, you stop Tampa Bay, but Miami didn't stop Baltimore.
So yeah, you know, and trust me and our offense, I think we were pressing.
Our offense was be repressing because, um, because we were like seeing pictures against Tampa vein like how we could go up against, like and pit plate decent against guys like Blakes Now and Tyler Glass? No.
And even some diagrams and Torino's um, even guys like Robinson, Torino's Ah and the Tampa Bay bullpen, which is really good.
But then go get go up against Miami and just like not school.
Only school, one run in three games.
I just think we were We were We were pressing, I think maybe, like we weren't like, um, patient enough to hit the off speed.
But, you know, that happens And, um, like, stuff like that happens, Like impression or nationals of like, that type of stuff going on where they go against a team is like, Oh, they hit really well.
But then they go up against, ah, another team whose and then they destroy in a struggle.
So it's like every team just goes through that, Um, where else would about the Orioles? Ah, we have to.
We do play the nationals this weekend, so we can we can preview to Siri's with some right now.
Ah, the Orioles, I believe, are gonna be throwing using Tommy Malone.
So I believe within the national to one point was, Yeah, Anibal Sanchez goes for the Nets and he really struggled badly in his first start.
So he's gonna try rebound.
He had a pretty good year last year.
I really like him is the number four guy.
I think he's a good death picture.
I mean, I think any any higher than that would be a bit too much rain.
And then I think Austin Volf goes tomorrow.
I'm not mistaken.
And then I thought somebody but it could it have been thoughts? Both offender? Yeah.
And then Sunday might be Max, I think Corporate, I think they said it was Corbyn Sunday, Max Monday.
Hopefully, um Strasbourg Tuesday.
Yeah, I might have mixed the days around for Corbyn and Max because Maxwell, I think he pitched.
Oh, yes, right Max pitched Wednesday and then Yeah, so my bad.
Yeah, I thought he touched on Tuesday by accident.
He pitched Wednesday.
So he'll go Monday and then Corbyn will go.
Yeah, like he says, Right? So with the Orioles, it's very different.
Got Tommy Malone.
This is 86 mile per hour fastball to going today.
No mechanic, I think, against a raise.
I don't think he had a pitch more than 87 miles an hour.
She said no, but still managed to go five scoreless innings, no walks and struck out eight batters.
That's crazy to me.
I don't know how that happens.
Angel was problem.
I think it's changeable like really good.
You at that point, but still, I mean, you had him, Teoh.
Um, I think, Tom. Excellent.
Tomorrow I think I was meant to be John Means, but unfortunately, John means some the bereavement list, you know? Yes.
Metro minutes, Dad.
And I believe, um, Alex Cobb on Sunday.
Okay, so that's the pitching matchups.
I'm going to assume that getting national to win the series honestly, probably take two out of 31 in there, though.
I think we'll drop drop.
But then again, I thought that the Orioles were going to lose against Tampa Bay and we saw what happened there.
So it's a great So who knows what happens? Um, you.
But like I said, like, if you, um I'm I'm up for live streaming.
At least you aren't of, um ah, the Nationals Orioles game today.
So we might do that, but we'll let we'll that, um l if we do that, we'll do that.
Um, so I think it is anything else.
We want preview like any other.
Any player can. Coming back from injury.
I don't believe so.
I think it's pretty quiet for the most far.
Is anything else around the league that you wanted to get. Teoh.
I know I saw the the A's news last night, but that's a touchy subject.
Yeah, um, party.
Much is like, That's just like, you just get better pr Pretty much.
Yeah, that's pretty much what you need there.
Um, I'll just say this was the nationals or groceries.
I would, um, for those who don't watch the the Orioles, as much as I dio keep an eye out for, um, well, one given I have four hands are Roberto.
He's like I said like he was a guy.
Um, he hit 3 96 against lefties about 2 40 against righties, um, that he's batting around like 3 30 right now this season.
So he's doing pretty good.
Jose Iglesias has been a really good addition for the Orioles.
He's batting around way for 50 or something.
Then my prediction.
I think that, um, Renato Nunez is going to hit at least one home run this series because last year with her, not to Nunes, I think he had, like, 30 something home runs.
But he would go on these stretches where he would hit like 10 home runs in a week or something and then be cold.
And, like, he's, like, very streaking here.
Like he had too long home runs yesterday.
So I think he'll hit.
He'll have at least one home run this year.
This using just based office trends.
All right, so now we're gonna go more going to football.
And, um, So you want to go talk about the Steelers and are opting out or anything like that? Yeah, sure.
I need to see words were one of 3 to 4 that did not get three.
Yeah, that do not have a player opt out.
Definitely been surprised by that.
I thought they were least be a couple players on the team that would opt out.
You know, I was looking at someone like James Conner.
I know that would be a big loss, but still, you know, he's been through a lot in his life.
You know, he really doesn't get sick anymore.
Is there anything like that? So I mean, but yeah, I just know players opted out Training camp Looks like his full go for them.
Looks like you lost, like, 50 or £60 after like just getting like someone could be are, like the thinnest I've ever seen him.
That's where the beard.
It has to be. A Yeah.
DJ shaved the James Harden beard that he had.
Um, so they're out.
There are a bunch more object this week.
Up, out for the Jets.
That's a big loss for them.
It looked like that.
Surely White of the bills was potentially going to opt out.
Actually opted in yesterday.
I've been a monster loss for the bills.
If you would have done that now, he wanted He's one of the top slot corner.
You thought Corner.
No, he's outside.
He's run top outside corners and leaks that that would be huge.
Yeah, there was a couple of that.
So I think I think the cowboy another of the count out now cowboys may have had one or two.
Yeah, I know the Falcons.
I know the Falcons had no one opt out and maybe the Bengal it was made either to Bangles or the Raiders.
Yeah, I'd have to double check the other.
Keep my nose, the falcons and skewers.
I mean, I've always said with this, you know, I'm never going to get mad at any player who opts out during this.
It's in such different times.
People want to get mad about it, and you know that that's their prerogative.
They're being stupid about it.
But I saw more on stadiums as we basically announced the knock and have fans for release the first couple of games.
Why not be fans for any of the games? If you if you ask me, um, but problems do it, they will probably do what baseball is doing.
And issues like video game or like Madden, just like yeah, uh, put the sound in.
Yeah, now I agree that Were there any players in the Ravens that's excited? Teoh died.
I thought I saw a couple.
Yeah, there's a couple there with Andre Smith, our backup tackle.
But the only thing was on, um ah, the only thing was on.
Um I mean, it's a It's a tough loss, because I think I said on the show, I think the left tackles and most well other than the quarterback in it is the second most important position on the football team.
And if Ronnie Stanley goes out, then it's not that we're low in depth.
But we did get a guy Tyree Phillips, who could play tackle.
So we're going on that front.
Um, what I would say and then the other guys DNC Thomas.
And like I said last week, we could probably get like, James Pro Shea to, like, cover for him and punt return.
So, like it was no big players opted out.
I mean, I was I'm kind of surprised.
And Mark Andrews didn't I, uh, didn't up that he did.
Not that he didn't opt out, because if you know his story like he has type one diabetes and we saw, like, one of the Orioles played pictures Costa work opt out because he's at a higher risk.
But, I mean, I'm I'm I mean, I'm happy because marking trees is one of best tight ends.
Well, top five tight end in the NFL right now.
So, um I mean, yes, and you look like neither team really.
Brewer hurt by the opt outs, but the Patriots Patriots, I think we talked about last week.
The Patriots definitely were negative power.
Yeah, Like I said, it wasn't just adopt out.
Um was also Kyle Van Noy.
We also, um, Brady, obviously, and Gronkowski.
So I they definitely lost it on people.
Um, I'm feeling a lot happier on granted.
I understand why season mostly opted out, but there's a lot of raven streams ever upset that CJ Mosley wasn't resigned.
But then again, you're Steeler fan.
So, like, do you think C.
Mosley was worth What's that? 17 or 18 year? You waas? No, I would have paid him a little bit less.
I think he's a good fire that he was really good with Baltimore.
He's been good with the Jets.
I wouldn't pain no one in the selected three games.
He's playing the chats.
Yeah, um, he's just that injury structures over that injury screw that injury screwed is over.
A decent compact.
Yeah, so, um, but also, like, i e.
I am little happy it makes that deal or transaction a lot better, because CJ mostly it's not, um, because we don't have to worry about that.
That's a Jets problem.
Not our problem.
Um, and also with a Josh John, a doctor in opted aswell.
I didn't see that Yes.
So he was, um basically, yes.
So there s no, not really, like all the main players that we thought big name players that we thought were that would opt out.
They opted out Kansas City.
I think it's very interesting because they had, um they're starting guard, opt out.
And then they had Damien Williams opt out.
And then they had, um I don't know if he was about to start for them, but they draft to the guy in the third round of right tackle, um, out of TCU.
So I'll be really curious to see if they achieves ah, feel see and feel like, um are affected by it.
But, I mean, they still on the homes, They're good.
There, we find, um, yeah, they'll be fine.
And so I don't think there's anything else in the NFL that we, um made to cover.
Don't be pretty pretty quiet.
Besides, you know the opt out.
There's really not much going on there.
And the only thing you know this will usually be when the preseason starts.
So, of course, there's no preseason.
For obvious reasons.
You were anything but I mean together.
It was pretty quiet with the NFL this week.
We can talk about more off down to go to college football because there were big ones this week.
Yeah, and I don't know if you note I don't know if you saw the, um, structure sheep, but I included a few other like, first friend.
God, um, like, uh, guys who opt out.
So, yeah, why don't we talk about that? First, I'll bring up the ah football.
Hokies got join and? Well, well, kind of like previous season.
So, like, what do you like? You want to go talk about Kayla parley and then the real like that? The whole article? Yeah.
So, like the article came out.
You know, people, of course, overreact to it, because that's what everyone does.
Really didn't pay.
And people don't like hunter, and people don't like 40.
Yeah, you know, there's a couple people. Oh, my God.
It's just in plenty still Oh, my God.
Shifting front baseball And it just like you guys have anti bias.
Just just in one day is just really kind of sickening.
And it's just very, very stupid.
And you guys should just probably shut up before you guys just continue to do yourself a deeper hole.
Because as all you see on, like, Twitter and all this and it's just like they will just in 20 was trying to convince him to stay.
It's like, Well, yeah, I mean, like, every code.
Like a pressure cooker, especially someone as talented as Caleb.
Yeah, of course.
And I didn't like I didn't like, you know, that I didn't like to hear that.
Apparently, some players were going away the Myrtle Beach, and then they working testimony or coming back.
I don't like Virginia Tech is operating this very, very weirdly because they're not releasing some stuff that they honestly shouldn't really sing like other schools have.
But, I mean, I just painted a couple things in a light, That divergence that just seems fishy from the school.
But the article is finding Okay, let's just speaking from his heart and everything but the people that I just love to blame just just in one day for everything, just need to honestly go kick rocks.
Sorry, he's not the best replacement for Frank Beamer.
I think people still mad about that for what happened? Like four? Yeah.
I think I've said it on the show that I I am not envious of 20th position without any time you're replacing a legend.
You don't wanna be the guy replacing the legend.
You wanna be the guy who replaces the legends replacement? Did that make sense? Yeah, exactly.
You know, it's it's never easy to replace someone like that, but you can't just being negative all the time, just for no reason.
It's just like the hip hypocrisy is people on that happened just in general, just ridiculous.
But there were a couple other big opt outs besides Farley this week.
I know you saw the Miami pass rusher.
I mean, the fact that I'm blanking on his name right now, it's pretty barren.
Gregory was so or something.
I think that shows how much I pay attention to Miami.
But, I mean, I think he was going to be a first round pick or something.
He was probably the first round early second round.
Yeah, that's a big, big loss.
I mean goes I mean, Miami did get Quincy rochet like, no half fresher.
I don't Tek wanted him, but, ah, they got, um, Miami got him.
And, um I mean, so they still have a pass rush.
I mean, it's less now was which were also I mean, we're so I think he may have what, over things like over 10 sacks last year.
I mean, I really didn't pay too much attention to him.
I mean, I only really knew his name because it's even.
It's a draft with Jonah looking 2021 draft and his name was, like on that top list.
Um, but one guy I know for sure, that was probably top 15 Pick Waas, Penn State linebacker Meka Parsons.
And he was he was going 15 for sure.
He I think he s being had in the top 10 but yeah.
Ah, see, and make apart since he opted out.
And then you had to receivers who and which receivers you.
You never know like you guys who you think are first round picks.
But then our second round, or like T Higgins like we knew at this point in time, we thought used me first rounder, but he got to second topless second round, so Ah, Rashad, Bateman and Rondell More, I know overshot baby.
It was, like was highly thought of like 62 So the £200 like an outside receiver and Rondell Moore's a little more on the smaller side.
Wow, that's really interesting there.
Um, I don't think we have any other players opting out on that one.
So I think yet so now.
And I got to schedule up for the HOK so warm garbage and not play for the Hokies this season that the fund was talking.
Today, it's feces dealing with, like a severe family issue.
That's not Kobe related.
So there's a grand, he said.
There's a chance you might not play for the hotel, so that would be a pretty.
He's a pass rusher, right? He is.
He's a yeah, so I think we should.
I mean, he's a really good player, but we should be able to overcome that.
Lost more than jump are living there. It will be nice.
That's a big That's a big yeah, Yeah. Read.
We had our Brian, um, Justin Beetles.
Ah, so we definitely do have talent there.
Um, the ah, I think we'll go talk with Tech recruiting later.
Ah, but first, let's just quickly let's talk with the schedule we have on the 12th North Carolina State.
The following at that Virginia, then the third of October.
We have AC Duke at North Carolina, Boston College at Wake Forest at Louisville Liberty, which, um, liberty than Miami at Pittsburgh And then we end of season the Clemson.
What was your thoughts about to schedule? It's a nice opening. I think.
You know, you get NC State, and they're not good there.
Before, in eight last season, that seemed the texture able to beat them.
It's a such out.
You get Virginia early.
You know you don't have to dread about a game on Black Friday or that Saturday Thanksgiving weekend.
I mean, one of the other big reasons is Virginia has a brand new quarterback coming in so early, and he's probably not gonna be in much of a rhythm.
So you want to get that early? Another thought about that is, you know, Then I'm gonna have the Commonwealth cover year.
They waited, what 15.
They were like 15.
He worked for it and get it for 10 months until Virginia Tech hopefully smacks them back to oblivion.
And Big Brother beats Little brother.
All right, orders or storm.
And then it's nice if you could be on the North Carolina road trip back to back for both teams.
Do you? Really? I don't think is going to be a trap game.
Um, especially after you just put on the film of last year.
And it's like the ultimate in game from a year ago.
Like I don't know you look at it, you beat them.
That's literally what you dio.
And then the UNC game.
There's going to be really, really big.
I think they want by week after, um, the Virginia game, which is nice.
Yeah, yeah, Boxing College.
That's a team they should be able to be saying. Idea.
Do the same thing is Duke.
Yeah, River granted.
Granted, Ryan Willis was throw.
Ah was turned the ball over like it was What was it now? Ryan Willis was doing his best James Winston impersonation.
Yeah, pretty much he was.
Joe, you not all season, so Okay, well, till got bench, but, um yeah, Wake Forest on the road.
I think that's a winnable game.
The big one, of course you know is the Louisville game.
It's on Halloween.
Did not know that right was on Saturday this season.
So, um yeah, that's the 1st 1 And then the nonconference one, of course, is liberty.
Even though we didn't want it to be liberally due to other reasons that I'm really not into on this episode and then, uh, Miami seeing Miami cool lately, Years is good.
You know, you get to go to the House of Horrors.
That's Heinz Field at the and they always play them around that weekend.
That's like the third or fourth year in a row.
Yeah, and they played pit there.
And then, you know, you ended with Clemson.
And who knows, maybe we'll playing Clemson again in about a week.
You get out health a joke that with the jokes like, Oh, you're playing same pro choice.
I grew up in North Scotland State.
Looks like a team that we should be.
Um, I will also say that's what you v A.
I think that handed hooker like didn't handed hooker like house needs surgery on his non throwing shoulder or something.
I think I think he did.
He had, like, an injury, and he was playing through it.
So, um, but one thing was Cove.
It is like the practice is there gonna be limited.
So I think if I think 100 hookers, problems start to season off really good.
And he's probably struggle later on a little bit later on.
And so getting, um, Virginia, which is a definitely game that if he beat Virginia, is a huge morale boost.
Yet it's not like they cannot look out of bull streak or not coz out of contention for the SEC championship game.
Low pressure game. They're duplicate.
Said revenge game.
Ah, and the old demeaning is like the ultimate game from a year ago, North Carolina.
I would love to be North Carolina just to lie because they've been really here again about their recruiting stuff.
Yeah, it would be good.
Boston College again.
Another revenge game.
Ah, Wake Forest.
Did we play on last year? Yeah.
Remember when it was Jamie Newman was the quarterback and they were like, the 19th 19? Oh, yeah.
And then they stand them right, and then um, Newman's currently in Georgia, so I forgot whose quarterbacks like we forgot.
He's awfully for us now.
That's funny, right? And then Louisville, like, you think it's gonna be tough one.
I like the fact that, um, Liberty is between Louisville and Miami. Yeah.
You know, it will be like a nice tune up game there at Pitt for me.
Pretty like Miami than at Pitt and then Clemson.
That's gonna be tough.
Way to end the season.
Yeah, that looks like the first part is pretty easy at, um, but it gets tougher later on, but I would rather have a tough schedule than a, um the cakewalk got a cake walk art.
And I mean, it's insane, though, but and I'm still I still the feeling I still the feeling that there is not going to be a complete It's even if not a full, if not seething at all with Yeah, where? I'm just glad we're talking about this schedule right now.
I just I know a lot of the other sports have come back, but I just I don't know how they're gonna do this.
This is gonna be very, very tough.
I think they'll probably do like season ticket holders, and that's it.
Like if they have fans like, if there are fans were like with, Bab**** said.
Like the most they their they're comfortable with right now is like 35% in the lane Stadium.
And there's there's no you're putting over 1/4 of your fans in there without my, I think, 15% at most, 15% at most.
That massive likes an extreme social distancing anyway.
So, um, prayer area you go trying to go to a college football game, you know, prepare for no fans is that you're probably not going this year.
That's my thing on that.
Do you think there's me a bowl season this year or just go straight to the conference? Would just be the playoff.
To be honest, I think I might just do those two games.
I don for that schedule, I have them around.
I think, 19 to I think that a team this team is good enough to when nine of those 11 games, Um, course one of the losses Constant.
I'm not really sure what the other one is yet.
Maybe Louisville are, um, North Carolina, but I know at least 83 92 from this gym.
All right, so I think North Carolina, NC State, I'll say That's a win for Gino.
That's the wind.
Do I think that's when North Carolina? Maybe that's that.
That's a tough one.
I mean, it will be the first time.
I mean, if you go by track record, I mean, we have being the five years in a row, so yeah.
Ah, so that should not to talk about Boston College.
Should be a win If we don't turn the ball over Wake Forest.
I need to see the whole season.
But that's I think I should be a win it.
I mean, it looks like North Carolina Louisville paid Clemson are like the ones that I could definitely see losing, too.
So maybe 74 at worst, maybe nine and two.
Yeah, so I mean, it's hard to predict because you never need, like, you need to see how the teams look like What's the NFL? And I thought that the 40 Niners were gonna be a cake walking in the Rams will be tough, but it's actually the other way around.
Yeah, yeah, exactly.
You just you just never really no weak side before, you know? Who knows if this is going to work out? Anyway, this is I didn't that this war that's gonna have the hardest time playing on season.
It's easily, I think, the hardest one.
It's even harder than baseball at this point, to be honest with you, right? Could you also to bring into the fact that how many students are gonna be a lot on camp it and you've got black? There is coming back to a bunch of these campuses.
I'm gonna do it.
That's gonna be the your back in, what, two weeks now? So that's gonna be it's gonna be some Yeah.
Do you think, um, and I think before we talk about some recruiting news, Do you think there may be other guys in college football? Did that are gonna opt out? I think you might see some more players opt out here for various reasons.
Not really sure on the names yet, but it wouldn't surprise me if you see a bunch more.
You know, before the season starts assay go through training camp to say what is not gonna do this anymore.
and I'm just gonna wait till next year.
Is there anyone that you hope the Steelers draft based on, like the prospects? Do you know, in Contra bowling? I mean, I usually don't, like, pay attention to a lot of drafts up until, like, honestly, a few months prior to it.
Like after the Super Bowl.
Uh, I'll pay attention to a little bit during the season of my team is just absolute garbage.
I was paying attention to it more since I knew this.
Yours, most likely not getting into the playoffs.
You know, the home has made it, but, I mean, I mainly only pay tended to, like, a few months like fire to That's when I'll enjoy the deep dives.
So right now, I'm not really to to shore.
Yeah, I don't have to do with more of a deep dive into it at some point, Art. Yes.
So we do have breaking news.
Um, the nationals will start Strasbourg on Sunday.
So is that true? Is that Yeah, well, like yeah, Davy marking its jumps at that, he will That Strasbourg will start on Sunday.
So it looks like so it looks like it's Sanchez core, uh, vase or am you have bought often Vase for the nationals.
Um, my going to all the reporters, forgetting Twitter.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, Mark Zuckerman tweeted it.
They're gonna want He's probably gonna go 75 to 80 pitches.
It looks like like four inning there, more fish, about four innings.
Yeah, And I think, yeah, then and going back to the Orioles struggles.
It's I mean, this is how craze in season it's like it.
It has the world closer, and it's up and down, so oh, p s, I believe it's on base plus batting average the Orioles Right now, Even after the mind of the Marlin Siri's, they rank Ford's in the American League and in Nice and the meters with 00.
735 you want to be at least a 0.
800? That meeting me, That means you pretty much get on base 80 on average 80% of the time.
So there's still some good news.
Um, I so and also don't also double checking the the lineup.
So here the lineups for the Orioles.
Um, Hanser Alberto is leading off Anthony Santander are is Then you have anti Santa onto our Jose Iglesias for not to new ideas.
Dr. Smith, Jr. Several pages.
Ceferino who I believe within the Nationals was he was a backup catcher for a while.
So really it coming back.
Um, the $161 million man is batting AIDS.
I still sometimes forget he's on the Orioles.
He's been there for so **** long.
And he's still making 8 17 18 year.
And we gotta pay him from Andy and we back with that deal. The bunch of deferrals.
So sounds like down.
Sounds like a Mets move right there with Bobby Bonilla.
Oh, yeah, yeah, it's a Bobby Bonilla contract.
Yeah, and in Austin Hayes about it. Batting ninth.
Um, center field.
The Nationals turned trade.
China's leading off.
Adam Eaton starting Castro, Juan Soto, Howie Kendrick, Kurt Suzuki, Josh Harrison, Carter Key Boom.
And in Victor Robot.
So that's your lineup, you know, has the d. H. Again.
They've been They've been putting up hay and lit up a lot lately.
Oh, that's basically the updates on that end.
Um, I like the fact that Mike Trout, uh, I think if he because I think his wife gave birth like a week ago and then his first at bat on Monday or Tuesday were whatever the first Angels game was, he had a home run.
I saw that he launched Apple to that ball was crushed.
Yeah, I mean, that's good.
I mean, of course, my Trump's going to do that like first at bat after being a father home run.
I love the fact that his I think his kid's names, like Beckett, Beckett, Austin out or something, or something like that, and his initials are bad.
He's just he's just watch it just I love when I look at the Angels lineup, it's my trout.
Anthony Rend own Otani when he's like, not her in a month Odell and showed I'll keep in mind.
Jodo, whose good this year I think he was like the number five prospect in baseball.
He just got called up.
So it sucks to see that team with, like three really really 34 million really good players and the rest of the team is just so awful.
There is just so bad schools is on the back nine of his career extra, too.
I mean, so they definitely have a talented team.
I mean, Bundy has Dylan Bundy has pitched somewhat well from.
Yeah, and I remember when we traded Gausman Teoh to the Braves, he had a couple of good starts for the Brave.
And then this year he had to sign like a A minor league deal with the Giants.
So, like, I'm not panicking too much on that.
Um, so the thing we were talking about, that I don't think there's anything in the end anything else before we talk about Virginia Tech recruiting? So basically, we did have one commit the guard Brian Goodner.
She looks like a tank.
Did you see that video of him like jumping off the pool? Yeah, jumping, yeah, out of the pool.
And then he's like he had a £300 squad that he was doing.
I was like, Wow, I think he's like a three star rated prospect.
It's still good, because we don't have.
I don't think you rank, too, though he's like he's not yet. Now.
He'll probably be like a three star or something like that.
Um I think being my beginning can and being pretty soon, yeah, that was about to mention that because they treated, I think, the tech lunch pail.
Tweeted Schiff of Aaron Boone.
Um, like Aaron Boone hitting a home run and gun war number 19 cane and going to be the 19.
It sounds like it's coming pretty soon.
Check up scoops that probably not today, but it looks like it's coming sooner rather than later.
Also last night during the Territo, apparently Jordan pools going, it looks like he's going to decide this one.
We can still, really not sure, he said he's not really sure which way he's leaning Later study for it to be over with.
Yeah, I think with him.
I think he wants to go to Tech.
I think he had family at N C. State battle.
That's why he might go there.
I think he's wrong.
He's probably gonna go to institute state because of the family ties, but it's there's a crystal ball is likely going to NZ say.
But I mean now now confidence.
I haven't said he's not gonna put one in because he's just been hearing.
It's self inflicted.
So all right and helping receiver that will delve crystal ball to like Mississippi State and committed to us.
I was right here. That was on.
Is that often I think, from the O's into the Texas skin? Yeah.
So, yeah, maybe.
Yeah, something like that could happen.
You know, Crystal Ball, DNC State.
And then all of a sudden, he gets most emerging attack.
It's just it's down to one of those to hopefully tech and swinging, because that will be really big.
I'm victory on this recruiting trail, but other than that, I think it's pretty pretty quiet.
I was reading the terrorism last night, and there's just not I mean, a bunch of the news was like, We already know some of some of the players.
Yeah, very commit.
All right, so then more news.
So there's, um So David Hale tweeted out that three UNC defensive backs half opted out T J Ford J voluntary.
Don't really care about those You but a familiar name.
Bryce wants Biswas only his name.
His name had escaped me.
I totally honestly forgot about him on us, but yes, there he is.
Um But he, uh, he is.
So he adopting out, I think.
Steve Wilfong, the national director.
He was talking about some of that DEET defensive tackle prospects.
And he said that Twitpic Williams, he's I like that does I'm leaning towards for Jenny attack.
And then, um not.
It's not just only to lick Williams, they're still Devin Lee as well.
There is, um, And then there's a guy by the name I could just get This guy's a one tackled a Syrian Terrian Ingram Dawkins He put tacking a month in the top states with almost some of the best schools in the country and North Carolina.
Um, I was really matured.
Evan said they have a puncher's chance out on because he really likes Cyril Tap.
So that's going to be interesting to see if they can make it somehow land Hammami.
That's that's the recruit of the class right there.
But I'm not sure that's going to happen.
Yeah, right now. Yeah.
And right now I'm just checking.
Um oh, there's another excite.
Potentially exciting prospect.
Um, that Ah, that transfer portal.
And that's Ah, the DeAngelo Amos.
The defense back out of James Madison and the Rays.
I'm bringing him up if because our coordinate our, um, secondary coach is right now Ryan Smith or James Smith or something like that.
Ah, he so I think I'm sort of the connection there.
Guys know what Daniel? A.
Most of stats look like he has 1259 a 259 career punt return yards, five return touchdowns, 135 tackles, 6.
5 tackles for loss, two sacks, two receptions, 11 path breakup, one forced fumble, three fumble recoveries.
Looks like he, um yeah, I could stuffy.
I could see him there, but ah, the issue there is We have Devon Horner.
We have yeah, members or secondary.
So unless he could play corner, um, then maybe we don't have the spot for him.
Uh, I don't think there's anything else.
Um, you won't talk about hockey for a little bit.
Weaken To touch on hockey pretty quick.
Spent a lot of fun this week.
They've had the basically the national spotlight for the week under the NBA's back with their regular season and stuff, but still um, having hockey on a 12 o'clock every day, All the way to like 10 30 is pretty pretty cool.
You have six elimination games today.
My team is in one of them.
They're trying to force a Game five, which would be tomorrow against one of the worst teams in the field.
They're just not really playing that well.
Um, many Weiser hockey men's here, Um, are here for the Penguins.
So you know, it's We've had a lot of good times, but still, these last couple of years have not been what we would like.
You know, it's here's here's a here's a funny one, a g.
So here's like a funny wanted to eat.
So if you had a player or two who were just really, really bad, But you continue to act on it, it's just Yeah, it's just like, What are we doing, right? Like you would bench them right if they were just not getting the job done right now.
Well, this coach doesn't see it like that because, you know, people want to be stubborn, incompetent, so they're just gonna keep trying them out there.
So hopefully today he takes them out because they made the goaltending change, which is I mean, okay, you know, they're honestly just as good as each other one in the matter of slightly better season.
They're just trying to give the team a spark.
But it's gonna be a new point if you don't make the other necessary changes that gives your team the best chance to win.
You know, you always preach that you will.
We play the guys to give us the best chance to win.
Well, when a player is on the ice for five months like I makes a ton of money or have seniority, that's basically what they don't tell you exactly.
Yeah, and so the other team was floor eight goals in this series.
This player has been on the ice for five of them and is almost directly causing them.
You think they would want to change that up, but obviously they don't.
So hopefully today that they do.
But no, it's just the initial was honestly done a really good job with this return to play thing.
I can't believe I'm saying that they had no positive testing like the past few weeks.
No, it's almost a Ziff.
The bubble works.
You know, I wish, um, baseball did this in a few cities.
I know that would be really, really hard, though, just because there's a lot more teams.
But so, um, I just I definitely wish you nobody's fault would have, like a bubble and all that.
But still, you know, it's just it's a lot of fun watching the sport.
Um, I think the regular playoffs start next week.
There will be more elimination games tomorrow.
I think tomorrow is the last day of the qualifiers because I think like I don't know why they're doing back to back games.
They should just happen on Sunday, but whatever.
So yeah, penguins won today.
They play tomorrow.
They win that on their into the next round.
It would be against the Boston Ruins who have the number one best record in hockey.
But they did not do well in the round robin or will be against the Washington Capitals, who are, of course, their second biggest rival to Philadelphia.
So I've been blabbering about hockey for too long now.
So is there anything you wanted to add about basketball or anything? I know you know, um, I was busy doing some working on, work out some projects to actually watch the games.
I couldn't so I can only talk about.
That's what starts telling me, idiot.
But a couple of ah points, Um, so I feel like with tax recruiting, like, do you always look for, like, the attack recording, bat signal or whatever you kind of I look Yeah, so, like, Yes, it looks like we are getting our crew because someone you're because there's still something about Apparently, they are getting, um, the president's a lot of people excited.
You know, I soon.
So that's exciting to see um, the doctor, your point about the baseball being in a bubble of the issue with the issue with baseball being in a bubble.
And what is the one thing that basketball football hockey have that baseball doesn't like? What's the one thing that is something that you may not know you might not recognize? But what is something that all three of them have that baseball does not have? That would make the most obvious answer, But it's probably not that I mean, that's what the obvious obvious answers in salary cap, but like.
No, it's nothing there.
So eso um basically, the the answer is basketball, hockey, soccer.
Uh, baseball is the only sport is untimed.
Yeah, I can I can see that.
I mean, the playoff hockey like it goes.
It can go a while, but like I mean it it's It's once in like a blue moon.
If you see a game Goto like quadruple overtime or even triple overtime these days, ask Pretty rare, usually the most over time.
Um, but yeah, I know what you're saying.
Baseball great book on time.
So it's not like he can say what we're gonna play like five games like Well, we're gonna play five games, is all I can say.
Well, you have one game in 12 the next game that 3 30 or four.
But what if the first game goes in extra innings and they're done it 3 30? He still need time.
Do you, like gets infected fields and stuff like that? So that seat, that's the issue and it's really just like a combination like not all sports are equal.
Like anything we talked about it with baseball seems like just because you have college football stadiums can substitute NFL stadiums if you need to.
College basketball stadiums conducing for basketball.
Think hockey, same thing.
Soccer. Same thing. Baseball.
Something different? Ah, I think dimensions will be different.
I think will be a lot more difficult.
And like I said, the other teams other sports are timed.
So even if there are, even if it is like double overtime trip over time.
But you know, like it's at least time, like with baseball, it could go like you don't know.
The game's gonna go two hours or if it's going to go five hours.
Yeah, I just begin with the pitching all now like the substitution is and all that. So, yeah, no.
Yeah, normally hockey games or 2.
5 hours that that's just regulation and in overtime could go our to you.
But like I said, some games go to double overtime.
It's not like often that they do.
It's just like it's a rare occurrence, But like I see your point with that, it's just yeah, yes.
So that yeah, I just wanted to bring out because I was.
I wish I knew that point when we were discussing it last week.
But I was like, I didn't know about that.
I want to bring that up, just in case for viewers to know.
There is, like, just because it's something works in one sport doesn't it won't work in another sport.
Um, and we talked about all the sports.
I don't think you're missing anything.
Let me just double check Twitter just to see if there's anything that, um is breaking, um, for no nothing.
This their their time out to Seattle cracking.
Um, there's, um Yeah, we did talk about Oh, yeah, you're right. Now.
Now we know more about the, um, players going to Myrtle Beach.
Yeah. Oh, Evan Valya Techsoup.
Apparently, there was a positive Kobe test on the defensive line today for the Hokies.
So that's not it's not good.
I don't know where that Probably I don't think they're probably going to release who it was.
I know a lot of the sports they're not doing that would kind of be shocked at Virginia Tech, you know, announced you had it, but it looks sounds like it's a defensive line, so, you know, that sucks.
It's just that was having absolute It looks like there is? No, um, more like there's no breaking news.
Like I said, we'd, um Strasbourg it starting on Sundays.
Like it sounds like the biggest news.
Yeah, came to play, but yeah.
I mean, like, I guess that's gonna conclude today's episode sports like Central hunter.
You said he won't be.
You'll be available for next week, right? Yeah.
We're doing a social distance beat shipped back to the Outer Banks this Sunday.
Next Sunday's now? Um, yeah, I will not.
I will not be able to combine, but after that, I'll be pretty pretty free.
And you moving forward unless something else comes up.
Yes, I think, um, I did get into contact with in case any of the viewers saw that episode a couple weeks ago.
I am my friend, Chris Hanifin.
I have He hasn't He hasn't told me yes or no yet, But I am.
If he says yes, then he'll co hosted me guest host next week.
But if he says no, then I'll probably just stream like I'll probably just, like, extreme, the Orioles game, talk news, or just due to show myself or something.
Oh, well, will be the It will have a show next week.
Oh, just depending on if it's with me or if it's me and the guest host or something, or something like that.
Same idea, Um, new show a new episode next week at around around, too.
And Ah, I hope that you guys there.
You're gonna try to pop into a swell from Oh, yeah, Just let me know.
You just let me know if, um, you if you could make If you want to do that if you want to live stream or oh, yeah, I'll shoot you a couple texts.
OK? All right, right.