Welcome to the news episode of Sports Talk Central.
I'm moving a drop of I know what ghost hunter hold AIDS.
And the test will start today with talking about baseball.
Then say what? You want to talk to Natalie? Yeah.
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.
That wall making a recovery.
The Nationals were finally back in action this week, playing the Mets, and that's absolutely staying with 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 you kind of like he kind of aggravated something.
But he's expected 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 pitched all right, but I think that was the game they actually ended up losing.
Looks like Stephen Strasbourg is even closer to returning.
That would be really, really big, but not sure there is not expected to really miss his next start through a good one.
Soda made his debut this week, first at that, and he gets his Herbie Idella right hard.
His family, which is all that 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 the one that there's just so, so big.
Um, we have the big Syria tonight against you guys, so that's going to be fun.
I'm gonna hope we can hopefully Coast remit, though on it depends on some hockey stuff, which will get you where you want to play at four o'clock in, 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 can 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, so 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 res actually started playing really well this year.
And the problem with, um, him Well ah, 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 so depressing, but about the Orioles.
But for me, it's like a team that I know for a fact.
Um, just, uh 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 gotta have it.
I'm gonna 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.
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, huh? Ah, if you can't do this, Okay, so there's there's tanking.
He, uh you know, I mean, like, if I go like this and like that Yeah.
So Okay, so on one Anders tanking, OK? And then the other ender is contending.
Yeah, yeah, I think that you and I may be like that's, like, fancy.
We tend to think about it differently.
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 just gonna come move.
It's 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 and 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 your debut just yet because you don't want to like, yo yo them around.
And you you get like, 48 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, it does not make a lot of sense, actually.
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 rial Read 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, like, kind wins the explanation like we're still technically tanking.
Um, next year, we're gonna get some for prospects.
Um, are going to be called Artemis 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 seventh year with Male 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 to shortstop.
No one thought he could play shortstop, so it's so 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 their prospects.
I'm interested in 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. Pig.
He is number four.
Uh, Grayson Rodriguez, a high school right hander they picked a couple years ago. In the first round.
Ah, Hudson cursed after number two overall.
Pick this year's draft with about 68 then d l hold 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, in trust and our offense, I think we were pressing.
Our offense was be repressing because, um, because we were like seeing pitches 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 of the grounds and Torino's, um, even God like Robinson, Torino's uh, and the Tampa Bay bullpen, which is really good.
But then go get go up against Miami.
And just like not scoring, only school, one running three games.
I think we were We were We were pressing, I think maybe like up.
We weren't like, um, patient enough to hit the off speed.
But, you know, that happens.
And, um, stuff like that happens.
Like impression the Nationals have, 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.
And then they destroyed in a struggle.
So it's like, Yeah, every team just go 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 a you thing, Tommy Malone.
So I believe with all the national to one point was yeah, Anibal Sanchez goes for the Nats tonight.
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 Um I think is 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 Bluff gays tomorrow I'm not mistaken.
And then I lost body.
But it could have been thoughts.
Yeah, and then Sunday might be Max hasn't 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 Max cause maximum.
I think he pitched. Oh, yes, right.
Max pitched Wednesday and then? Yeah.
Yeah, I thought he gets on Tuesday the accident.
He pitched Wednesday.
So he'll go one day and then Corbyn will go.
Yeah, like he said Sunday.
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 be.
I don't know how that happens.
Change up with problem.
I think it's changeable, like, really good.
Do you at that point, but still, I mean, you had him, Teoh.
Um, I think, Tom.
Tomorrow I think I was meant to be John Means, but unfortunately, John means some the bereavement list.
Eyes, Tom. 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 theories honestly, probably take two out of three one 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, but like I said, like, if you, um I'm I'm up for live streaming At least the art of, um, the Nationals Orioles game today.
So we might do that, but we'll let we'll that, um l if you do that, we'll do that.
Um, so I think it's anything else.
We want preview like any other.
Any player can you 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 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.
What's the Nationals or groceries? I would, um, for those who don't watch the the Orioles as much as ideo keep an eye out for, um, well, one given I have four hands are Roberto.
He's like I said, Like, you have 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 or 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 you 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 he'll have at least one home run this.
You know, 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 think that's the words were one of 3 to 4 that did not get three.
Yeah, that did not have a player opt out.
Definitely been surprised by that.
I thought they were at least be a couple players from 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 can't stop.
You know, he really doesn't get sick anymore.
Very is or anything like that.
So I mean, but yeah, I just know players opted out Training camp Looks like his full go for them.
Big Ben looks like lost, like, 50 or £60 after, like just getting like some beer.
Like the thinnest I've ever seen him.
That's where the beard It has to be.
A guest DJ shaved the James Harden beard that he had.
Um, so they're out.
There are a bunch more objects this week.
Opt out up it 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, but we opted in yesterday.
I've been a monster loss for the medals that people 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 with found out.
No 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 would mean either the Bangles or the Raiders.
Yeah, I'd have to double check the other, keep my nose.
The falcons 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.
It's basically announced the mock and have fans for released the first couple of games.
Why not credibly bans for any of the games? You, if you ask me, um, but probably do it don't deal.
Probably do what baseball is doing in this, you think video game or like Madden.
Just like yeah, uh, put the sound.
No, I agree with that.
Were there any players in the Ravens that's excited? Teoh died, I thought was 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 the 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.
I mean, 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 se 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 mean, I'm happy because marking trees is one of best tight ends.
Well, the top five tight end in the NFL right now.
So, um I mean, yes, and you look like neither team Really.
Bruce hurt by the opt outs, but the Patriots Patriots, I think we talked about last week.
The Patriots definitely were a good team power.
Yeah, Like I said, it wasn't Just adopt out.
Um, was also Kyle van Noy.
We also, um, Brady, obviously.
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 a Steelers fan.
So do you think C. J.
Mosley was worth What's that? 17 year? 18 year? You waas? No, I would have paid him a little bit less.
I think he's a good fire.
That was really good with Baltimore.
He's been good with the Jets.
I wouldn't pay him No.
One in the three games.
He's playing the chats.
Yeah, um, he's just that injury structures over that injury screw that injury screwed is over.
Like a decent compact. Yeah.
So, um, but also, like, i e.
I am a little happy it makes that deal or Trans actually a lot better, because CJ Mosley it's not, um, because we don't have to worry about that.
That the 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 going 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 the achieves ah feel see and feel like, um are affected by it.
But, I mean, they still on the homes.
They're good, We'll be fine.
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 really thing, you know, this would you usually be when the preseason starts.
So, of course, there's no preseason for obvious reasons, remember anything but I mean together it was pretty quiet with the NFL this week.
We can talk about more off balance and 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? Uptown? Yeah.
Why don't we talk about that? First, I'll bring up the ah football.
Hokey scheduling 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, over reactive.
Because that's what everyone does.
Really didn't pick.
People don't like hunter, and people don't like 40.
Yeah, you know, there's a couple people.
It's just in twenties.
Well, oh, my God.
Sticking point baseball.
It is just like you guys.
That 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 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 circuit for K.
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, not seeing I seemed fishy.
I don't like Virginia Tech is operating this very, very weirdly because they're not releasing some stuff that they honestly shouldn't releasing, like other schools have.
But, I mean, just a painted a couple things in the 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 you know 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 Steelers not about that for what happened.
Like I think I've said 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 ragged.
Gregory Russo 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 No, half rusher.
I don't Tek wanted him, but ah, they got, um I mean, we got him and um I mean, so they still have a pass rush? I mean, it's less now was which raw.
So I mean, 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 to see for sure You think you're being had in the top 10 but yeah.
Ah, see and make apart since he opted out.
And then you had to receivers Who? Anyone receivers.
Like you guys, who do you think our first round picks? But then our second round, or like T Higgins like renew at this point in time, he thought used me first rounder, but he got to its second topless second round.
So Ah, Assad, 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.
Well, that's really interesting there.
Um, I don't think we have any other players opting out on that one.
So I think, yes, so now And I got to schedule up for the HOK.
So formed our bait and not play for the Hokies this season that will fund a was talking.
It's species dealing with, like a severe family issue.
That's not Kobe related.
So, Randy, 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 very that's a big you have got 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, that's just quickly.
Let's talk about the schedule.
We have on the 12th North Carolina State.
The following out 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.
You know, you get NC State, and they're not good there before in eight last season there that seemed texture able to beat them.
It's always a challenge to get Virginia early.
You know, you don't have to dread about a game on Black Friday or that Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend.
I mean, one of the other big reasons is Virginia has a brand new court about coming in so early, and he's probably not gonna be in much of a rhythm.
So you want to get that earlier? Another thought about that is, you know the night you're gonna have the Commonwealth cover your They waited, What 15.
They were like 15.
He worked for it and get it for 10 months until Virginia Tech Open smacks back to oblivion.
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 he's going to be a trap game, especially after you 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 and you beat them.
That's literally what you dio and then UNC game.
There's just going to be really, really big.
I think they want my week after, um, the Virginia game, which is nice.
Yeah, yeah, box in college.
That's a team they should be able to be.
Same idea, Duke.
Same thing is Duke.
Yeah, River granted for granted.
Ryan Willis was throw.
Ah was turned the ball over like it was What was it now? Like Ryan Willis was doing his best James Winston impersonation.
Yeah, pretty much.
He was, you know, the metal season.
So Okay, well, still got bench but him.
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? We don't need this season.
So, um yeah, that's the 1st 1 And then the nonconference one.
Of course, it's liberty, even though I've really been wanting to be liberally due to other reasons that I'm really not into on this episode and then 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 get there And then, you know, you ended with Clemson.
And who knows? Maybe you'll playing comes in again in about a week without health, a joke that with jokes like, Oh, you're playing same point.
Um, yeah, I grew up in North Scotland State.
Looks like a team that we should be.
I will also say that's why you be a I think that handed hooker like didn't Hinton hooker like, how needs surgery on his non strong shoulder or something? 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 practices are gonna be limited.
So I think if I think 100 hookers, partner 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.
Now the fun, you know, it would be good Boston College again.
Another revenge game.
Ah, Wake Forest.
Did we play him last year? Yeah.
Remember? Why would not? It was genuine.
Human was the quarterback, and they were like, the 19th 19. Oh, yeah.
And then they spanked them, right? And then, um, Newman's currently in Georgia, So I forgot whose quarter guys like what we forgot.
He's awfully for us now.
That's funny, right? And then Louisville, like you thought it could be tough one.
I like the fact that, um, liberty it between Louisville and Miami there at Pitt, to me, pretty like Miami than at Pitt and 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.
Get a cakewalk 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 where? I'm just glad we're talking about this statue.
All 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.
If they have fans like, if there are fans were like without, Goff 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 what you're putting over 1/4 of your fans in there without my, I think, 15% at most, 15% at most.
That Pastor likes an extreme social distance in anyway.
So, um, pray react.
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, nine and two.
I think that a team this team is good enough to when nine of those 11 games, Um, course one of the losses comes in.
I'm not really sure what the other one is yet.
Maybe Louisville are, um, North Carolina.
But I know at least 8392 from history.
All right, so I think North Carolina, NC State, I'll say that's a win for Gino.
That's what women 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.
Uh, so that you're not to talk about The 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 leave.
You need to see how the teams look like puts the NFL.
And I thought that the 40 Niners were gonna be a cakewalk in, and the Rams will be tough, but it's actually the other way around.
Yeah, Yeah, exactly.
You just you just never really know.
We've said before.
You know, who knows that this is nothing to work out.
Anyway, this is I think that this war that's gonna have the hardest time playing on a season It's easily, I think, the hardest one.
It's even harder than baseball.
I think 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 campus? Yeah.
A black food is coming back to a bunch of these campuses.
I'm gonna do it.
That's going to be the your back in, what, two weeks now? So that's gonna be it's gonna be Yeah.
Do you think, um, and I think before we talk about some recruiting news do you think every other guys in college football did that are gonna opt out? I think you might see some more players opt out your 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, they go through training camp to say, why does not do this anymore that 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.
I'll pay attention to a little bit during the season of my team is just absolute garbage.
Like last year, I was paying attention to more since Under this yours, most likely not getting into the playoffs.
You know, the home has made it, but I need I mainly only pay 10 to 2 like, a few months like fire to That's when I'll enjoy the deep dive.
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.
So we do have breaking news.
Um, the nationals will start Strasbourg on Sunday.
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 court.
Uh, vase or am Yeah, often vase for the nationals.
Um, am I going to all the reporters forgetting Twitter? Yeah, Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Mark Zuckerman tree.
Today they're gonna want he's probably gonna go 75 to 80 pitches, it looks like like four inning.
They warrant this about four innings.
Yeah, and I think, yeah, then and going back to the Orioles struggles.
It's, I mean, this is how creates 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 ranked fourth in the American League and in 19 the meters with 190.
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 donned, also double checking the the lineup.
So here the lineups for the Orioles.
Alberto is leading off Anthony Santander.
Our is and you have anti Santa onto our Jose Iglesias for not to New Year's Dr Smith Jr.
Submarino, I believe within the nationals he was he was a backup catcher for a while.
So real roots it coming back.
Um the $161 million man, batting eighth.
I start sometimes.
Forget he's on the Orioles.
He's been there for so **** long.
Yep, and he's still making 8 17 18 year.
And we got to 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.
Yeah, it's a Bobby Bonilla contract.
Yeah, and in Austin Haze, that is batting ninth, Um, center field.
The nationals turned traitor misleading off Adam Eaton.
Starting Castro wants Soto, Howie Kendrick, Kurt Suzuki, Josh Harrison, Carter Key Boom and then Victor Robot.
So that's your lineup, you know, has the d. H again.
They've been they've been putting up hay and one block.
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.
And I love the fact that his I think his kid's names like Beckett, Beckett off out of 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 Mike Trout.
Anthony Rend own Otani when he's like not her in a Mondo Dell and showed I'll keep in mind.
Jodo, whose good this year I think he was like the number of 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's just so bad.
Cools is on the back nine of his career extra tune.
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 Giant.
So, like, I'm not taking too much on that, Um, 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 restore Really 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.
He'll probably be like a three star or something like that.
Um, I think being my beginning kin and being pretty soon, yeah, that's about to mention that because they treated, I think the tech lunch pail treated ship of Aaron Boone.
Um, like Aaron Boone hitting a home run and growing war number 19 came 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 Carriedo, apparently Jordan pools going, it looks like he's going to decide this one.
We can still really not sure.
He's not really sure which ways they need their study for it to be over with.
So, you know, one day I Yeah, I think with him.
I think he wants to go to Tech.
I think he had family and see states battle.
That's why I go there.
I think he's wrong.
He's probably gonna go to instantly state because of the family ties.
But it's there's a crystal ball is likely going to NC State.
But I mean now, now confidence.
I haven't said he's not going to want it because he's just been hearing it served reflected.
So all right and helping receiver that will delve crystal ball to like Mississippi State and committed to us.
I was right yet I was on.
It's not often I think, from the O's that into the Texas skin.
Yeah, so yeah, maybe.
Yeah, something like that could happen, you know, First of all, do NC State, and then all of a sudden, he gets most emerging attack.
It's down to one of those to hopefully tech and swinging, because that would be a really big I'm victory on this recruiting trail.
But other than that, I think it's pretty pretty quiet.
I was reading the terror during 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 G voluntary.
Don't really care about those You but a familiar name.
Bryce wants Biswas.
Yeah, only his name.
His name had escaped me, actually.
Honestly forgot about him on us, but yes, there he is.
Um, but he, uh, he is. Ah.
So adopting out, I think.
Steve Wilfong, the national director.
You were talking about some of the defensive tackle prospects and he said that 12 Williams, he's I like that.
I'm leaning towards for Jenny attack for fighting, 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 If 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 in North Carolina.
Um, I was really matured.
They have a puncher's chains out on because he really likes zero tap.
So that's going to be interesting to see if they can bacon somehow land.
That's that's the recruit of the class right there.
But I'm not sure that's going down.
Yeah, right now.
Yeah, and right now I'm just checking.
There's another exciting, 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 it 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.
Just really guys know what? Uh, DeAngelo A.
Most 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's, um Yeah, I could stuffy.
I could see him there, but Ah, the issue there is.
We have Devon Horner.
We have? Yeah, remember, sort of 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 want to Like what? 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.
You're trying to force a Game five, which should be tomorrow against one of the worst teams in the field.
They're just not really playing that well.
If any of you guys are hockey begins here 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'd 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 can see in the black, 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 thought, I looked 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 floored.
Eight goals in this series.
This player has been on the ice for five of them.
It 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 tests in the past few weeks.
No, it's almost as if 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 in 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 I don't know why they're going back to back games.
They should just happen on Sunday.
But Tom 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 like type of baskets, are telling me, idiot.
But a couple of ah points, um, so I feel like with Tak recruiting like do you always look for like the attack recording, bat signal or whatever, you kind of I they were.
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.
Um, Syrian Dawkins.
You know, I soon that's exciting to see um, the doctor, your point about 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 argument that all these interesting salary cap, but like No, it's nothing there.
So eso basically the the answer is basketball, hockey, soccer, uh, baseball.
The only sport of untimed.
I mean, the planet playoff hockey like it goes.
It can go a while, but like it, it's it's once in like a blue moon.
If you see a game going 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 shape of 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.
Gave it 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's see, 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 substitute NFL stadiums if you need to.
College basketball stadiums conducing for basketball.
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 be pitching all now like the substitution is and all that.
Yeah, normally hockey games or 2.5 hours.
That that's what's 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 phone 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 you can't There is like Jeff, because if something works in one sport doesn't it won't work in another sport.
Um, and we talk 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, 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. Yeah.
Now we know more about the, um, players going to Myrtle Beach.
However, 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 we'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 Sunday.
Just 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.
If you're next Sunday's now, um, yeah, well, not I will not be able to break, but after that, I'll be pretty pretty free.
And you? Yeah, Who moving forward? Unless something else comes up.
Which Who nuts out there? Yes, I think, um, I did get into contact with engaged.
Any of the viewers saw that episode a couple weeks ago.
I am my friend, Chris Hanifin. Come on.
I have He hasn't.
He hasn't told me yes or no yet.
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 streams of Orioles game talk news or just due to show myself or something.
Oh, yes. Oh, yes.
Oh, well, will be there.
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, But yeah, same idea.
Um, Nuestra new episode next week at around the around Teoh and ah, I hope you guys there.
Yeah, yeah, she try to pop into Oh, yeah, Just let me know.
You just let me know if, um you if you could make if you want to do that