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Welcome to the big play.
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It's Monday, September 14 2020.
Big play Dave alongside coach head coach Crisp McNeil.
Chris, how about that fake punch? I'll tell you sometimes.
Football God give you what you want, but not really what you want, man.
They finally call my fake punt and that was that it Waas advised, and the musically talented Gap Cruz, who? You just heard her song.
I cry, I hide it.
How are you? Thank you for thank you Brown's for making the song very relevant and to the situation.
Um, even though it's unfortunate, but thank you, Dave, can we play my single next week? Yes, we will.
All right, Excellent way.
Got a great show for you guys tonight.
So tonight on the show, we're gonna get right into some brown because we're gonna power rank the things top three things.
We want to see the Browns improve on for Thursday night.
Chris, you can't say everything.
Fake punt, fake fake punts.
Let's improve on our fake punt.
After that, we will get into our featured interview as long as he's awake with a guy who gave us one of the most memorable sports moments in Cleveland, Ohio.
Raja Davis making his premier visit to the big play Reef logs show.
Well, then bring it.
Then we'll break down this week's Cleveland headlines, Indians air going in the wrong direction.
Brown's massacre will break that down.
We'll give you a preview of Thursday Night Football verse Joe Burrow and the Bengals.
After that, we'll give you our big plays of the week presented by my bookie.
I nailed my bet last week.
Got every single one wrong on.
Then we'll have a second interview of the evening with Ben Warner out of Columbus.
Chris, this is a really cool story.
I'm excited toe to talk to Ben.
Hey, wrote the piece for the Players Tribune about, you know, life and his experience is playing for the c**** Winchester High School team there in Columbus.
Pump to chat with him about that experience in Ohio sports in general on.
Then we'll give you our bull predictions and get you the heck out of here.
Off, ready for Ah, Thursday night football.
Let's kick it off with some power rank Monday.
Full power rank Monday.
All right, so just about everything that could go wrong went wrong for the Browns yesterday.
So we're gonna try toe, spin it a little bit.
Power rank, top three things.
We most want to see our brownies improve on for Thursday Night football.
I will kick it off with my number three.
I would like us to block on fake punts.
I don't really want us to do any more fake punts, but I would like us to block on fake punts.
I feel like that would be a good one.
They're making them look bad.
He had a great punch.
By the way, if you're going to call a gadget play, Execute, said Gadget play.
I don't think that's where we are, though, like I feel like we should just become like a decent football team before trying to win with these little trinkets and trick plays like Let's just focus on playing football on the basic, maybe No.
Dave, Come on, Come on.
Feel like Freddie Kitchens was out there.
The I want to see Chub with 25 plus carries 10 carries.
One of the best players in the NFL 10 carries. Unbelievable.
On my number one.
I would like Baker to throw a pass on Target and Odell Beckham to catch that pass.
Wow, you're asking a lot there.
Wouldn't that be nice? That would be That would be It's so frustrating is even on the short passes right now with Baker like you watch him and he'll complete the short passes.
But it's like, Okay, the balls here, it should be down here.
It's just off, like every single pass, and it just gets worse as he goes ****her down field.
Oh, that's just tough toe watch.
It's I almost feel like I'm being too critical, but just just you see it on the small passage like do the little things.
Well, like you said, you've got to be able to walk before you can run.
Before you start talking about executing trick plays, you've got to be able to do the basics.
And Baker, you've got to be able to hit these short passes and be crisp.
I mean, you talked about in the off season.
You spent all this time with all these guys trying to get on the same page, and you go out in a game like that.
It looks like everybody was on a different page.
That just blows my mind.
At least it's not his third year, right? Right, Uh, had Look, it's okay.
It's his rookie year.
We had the second year, you say, Well, no, now he's dealing with expectations.
So what do we have for the third year? What's what's the Junior Cove in like for because no one else is dealing with? No one else is dealing with that at all.
Really affected Baker more than anybody else.
In the comments, he said, I just turned on Monday Night Football and Daniel Jones is looking way better than Baker.
Thanks for that, Ricky Smith says.
What's up, Ricky? Thanks for joining the show.
Where, um, I my, That was my number one. Yeah, all right.
So, Chris, what do you got? Top three.
What do you want to see out of the Browns? There's an effort.
My number three, run the ball.
Now what are the keys to running the ball? Dave is You can't go down early.
You can't be out of the game by halftime.
I know everybody is harping on the fact that we average six yards a run on the passing game, and it's a gilding like four yards per.
But you've also got to be able to keep the game respectable, to be able to run the ball and have people believe that you're going to run the ball.
So it got us to make sure that we're staying in this game.
Remember, that would be nice doing.
Run the ball, run the ball Once again.
You have a guy by the name of Nick Job.
He's really good.
We need to use him.
I think he'll do some really good things this season if we give him the ball.
So I think you need to do that. That's a good one.
I didn't think about that one, but, yeah, that's a good one.
Chris and my number one, You know, if Baker is not able to be, you know, very good in the passing game.
What we could do is run the ball.
So my number one is also run the ball with a guy named Chuck.
Really well, done.
The basis and don't fall behind.
Make it a priority in the next game.
And especially on Thursday, I like it.
That's a good list.
That's a fair list.
It does make a lot of sense.
Gabbed top three things you want from the Brownies Thursday night Football? No, e Think we way.
Sorry, I've got some pretty serious allergies going on.
I'm allergic to Brahms.
Losing right now.
Allergic Thio failed fake hurts and all of the about.
It's tough living out.
Here s oh, yeah, Not to be too redundant, but I had three make Mayfield's accuracy.
So Baker, I felt like some of the passes.
The LBJ We're just two behind or too low from the scoop up e.
No, they were trying to force it a little bit too much.
Probably Toby J.
When he's double teamed and stuff for.
He's got, ah, lot of coverage.
It makes sense to run the ball, run the ball, run the ball.
Um, my number two.
Which brings me to my number 20 b. J.
He just didn't look like himself.
Even here's his body.
I would like to see him come out with more pizazz.
We should be dropping wide open passes plus that, like, set the other team up to score before the half.
Like, you gotta just I know we can see more from him.
So get it together.
LBJ Don't be a clown like your cleats from last year.
Wow, Look at those.
Well, maybe you could do the i v before the game this time.
Get him The ivy.
My last, my top.
I've said defense.
Um, we can step it up.
I Lamar Jackson.
Hey, was just to un bothered.
He was We could see more for Myles Garrett.
Needs to step it up.
The secondary to Hollywood was just going to town out there.
Come on, guys, let's do this E I don't really care about the defense like I would be.
I would love to lose a game like 48 45 or something like just I just want to score a bunch of points.
I don't even care anymore.
Just just please just give me points.
I just like this one point.
The problem with our defense is we're looking for warm bodies in the secondary.
You know, three guys out that stuff and then friend of show Mac Wilson there in the linebacking corps.
I mean, a soon as I started putting that together in my head, I was like, This could be ugly.
This could be ugly.
I I was really optimistic.
Like I always am going into the opener, I start breaking down that defense.
It's like, Oh, man, I hope Lamar gets hurt early because otherwise we could be in some trouble.
And that's what we're banking on.
It's exactly right. That's right.
And that was power rank Monday.
Um, Alright, we're gonna take a 32nd break here and bring in our featured guest of the week.
He is in the green room waiting for us.
We're talking some tribes from 2016 tribe.
We'll get back to the Browns.
We'll get negative later.
But right now we're going positive with the one and only Raja Davis.
We will bring him back here in about 30 seconds.
Here we g o and a handful.
Were you thinking moving on from this? So sorry.
Already on the line we have our featured interview of the week, the one and on Lee, former Indians outfielder, the man who gave us one of the greatest tribe moments of all time.
Welcome to the big play reflux show man.
How are you? I'm doing well.
Thanks for having me.
Can you know, uh, I'm in the ba*****t a little bit because you know everybody else to sleep.
You hiding from the kiddos? Well, I had to put them to sleep and put in the bed and, uh, you know, mamas in bad.
Everybody's in bed for me.
I'm in the ba*****t to man Mike never sleeping upstairs.
I I feel you there.
I feel you there.
First of all, how you how you been? Way Haven't obviously seen you in Cleveland for a while, but I was I was things going.
It's been a minute.
You know, I've actually been enjoying this time actually away from baseball away from Well, not really, because my son really likes baseball, you know? So I still be getting the whipper ball and throwing to him and, you know, doing that.
But other than that, I've been doing a lot of the family time, A lot of family time, every day, so kind of, you know, I suppose, you know, just kind of just enjoying this time.
You know, uh, that I really get to get, um, having played for the last 19 years in pro ball.
Um, you know, my summers were taking really going really 20 years because I was playing collision level too.
So um, it's been a while since I've been home since during this time of year.
So all right, way we have to start off right away. 2016.
The playoff run in 16 was magical, to say the least.
What? What was your kind of favorite part about that 2016 team? What? What made that crew so special, you know, honestly, was the guy's This guy's Well, I mean, it starts with leadership.
It starts with Tito in spring training.
Um, you know, he waas a man of his word, you know, he was consistent.
He was persistent.
And what? He, um you know, he laid out the guidelines for us, and, you know, he laid out the expectations, What way? All expected.
And he said from the very, very beginning, um, as if he knew or had a little foresight of what was to happen that a We're gonna use all 40 of you guys.
We need 40 guys. 26.
25 guys is not gonna do it.
And you know, that's what it came down to.
In the end, we had used guys.
They guess we weren't there their whole year and, uh, guys stepped up.
But I think that we have to give a lot of credit to the confidence he had in players.
Um, that really weren't playing there regularly to give him the opportunity.
Thio, Thio showcase what they can dio and, you know, they paid off.
So last month we were We had Brandon guy around the show, and he was he was telling us what it was like for that home run from second base.
He had the best view in the entire place.
I was sitting on first base side watching that game.
It was the most memorable time me and my dad were jumping up, going insane.
Can you just take us through the emotions off that at bat against Chapman? Game seven? Bottom of the eighth, right? I mean, we're talking about, uh, we're talking about the lions for David David Burke, the lions.
That's what we talked about.
So I'm going up like Oh, Lord, please, Lord, help me.
Because yeah, I know this guy could go hunting, you know, um, but I was in my mind.
I was like, Okay, we got a battle at the plate.
Okay, This guy is still going, Uh, tell me.
But here, the battle was kind of already.
It already had started in game one or game, too.
The first time I faced them in that Siri's.
And so that was actually the third time I faced him in the Siri's.
So in my second and my second at bat against him, I I got I got to a 32 count, and I got a infield single down the first base line that Rizzo made a diving play on.
It was a really great playing that right there was my confidence, right? Oh! Oh, he's hit about Oh, you hit me.
You let me hit you.
That's all I needed right there and that That right there said, set it off of me.
I was like, Oh, just let me get another shot.
I'm gonna get it.
You know, I was like, Okay, you know, he's not gonna blow this ball by me. I'm gonna be ready.
And, you know, I had just had that mentality, you know? I'm warrior.
We're gonna battle, and it's gonna be at the plate, You know, we got a date at the plate.
Uh, they'll be late, baby.
That's what they say.
Don't be late at that place and choke up when? So when you hit that, right Did you think it was out of here or No, Um, I knew that I hit it Good.
I hit it good, but their thoughts running through my mind like, Oh, you in the early in the year I hit a ball that that that that was that.
I thought what we'll definitely got out and it hit the top of the wall.
So I got these starts running through like, Oh, is it gonna get up is gonna get hard enough, you know? And I hadn't really hit that many home runs at home.
Most of my home runs that year had come, um, on the road, and so you know, So I got I had those thoughts going through, but I knew I had it good.
And I was just hoping, hoping a hey, get over that world where we get okay.
And if it doesn't, if it doesn't Okay, I'll make sure I was gonna be on second, you know, before that Wrong E Raj.
I know We talked about this once before, but I thought it was pretty cool.
One thing you mentioned to me was how you were really anticipating.
Keeter, that at go, you were, like, practicing right ahead of time.
What were you doing right before the at bet? Yeah.
So? So before the at bat, Um, you know, I was kind of preparing myself for 108 miles an hour.
And so, you know, I went to the cages, Um, and, uh, I kind of turned up the machine and kind of move forward, uh, move forward again, and I was dominating machine.
Hey, let machine.
Iron Mike didn't want to see me.
No more not not that night, you know? And so I was like, Okay, let me take that same mentality.
All I gotta do is click it just like we do in the case.
I'm gonna bring that out in the field, you know? And so that for me, that was a confidence booster, you know? Okay, I'm already hit.
I'm already hit the fast ones.
You know, if he come fast, I'm gonna be ready.
I mean, I could have said some rhyme right there.
But I wasn't, you know, e.
How much could you turn those machines up? E mean, what? Wow, per hour.
You adjusted, By the way, where you go? Adjusted by.
Okay, I want to stay on the plate. That's fine.
Okay, It's gonna be coming in at this smile now, But if I moved closer now I'm cutting the distance.
Now it's faster.
Okay? I just move really, really close.
Were you right in front of the machine? Essentially right, Right from the machine and clipping it.
I was living it at 108 you know, or whatever it waas.
But I felt like, you know, I was ready.
I felt like it was ready.
And so, like when I got in the game, it wasn't, like, knew that I was facing, you know, uh, that that velocity it was was already prepared.
Um, for that so advantages.
Advantages of being at home.
E was prepared for it too, because I started recording your at bat and I got the best footage of all time.
The camera, like, went upside down. People are crying.
Like it's amazing.
I had faith in you to rush e appreciate that.
It's good seeing you too, you know that.
So after you hit the home run, everybody's going nuts.
You you've got this euphoric feeling and then we come to the rain delay.
What was the feeling with the rain delay then, Raj, after you've hit this whole e, I was upset.
I said that we re rain delayed it.
I just wanted to play it.
I just want to play that I'm like, man, I don't like I'm just, like, just just out of all the experiences that I've had I'm like, I don't want to stop this right now.
Like this is going in the direction that we anticipated.
And we've got to this point Can we just play play through this and then it's OK that we had rain the length.
Okay, I understand that.
But then I go to the clubhouse and I was upset.
What I saw, I really I really was I was really upset a little upset because, um, things were going up.
I mean, we had the game was not over, you know? Things were going up like we're ready.
Celebrated like Wait, hold up now.
This game is not over, you know.
You know, and I think that gets gets a kind of mentality.
Um, that's okay.
We can we can we can let up off the gap, but but they But the game is not over, though, You know that that's the only problem, you know, you know, and it's like, uh, I think that it's not the big things.
The big thing is always those little things.
You know, the little boxes.
You know, um, that spoil the whole line, right? I'm so glad you said that because we had Guyuron and he went all political.
He's like, Oh, no, you know, the grounds crew did a great job was No, they killed the momentum.
Come on, what can we say? What can we say? I just say, I guess I had a different vantage point.
Just, uh, you know, e I was I was I was I was I could I could just just see, uh, you know, just the mood of guys, you know, um, because I know what I did to get Get in that frame of mind to compete, and we're not in that frame of mind.
to compete. It's tough.
It's tough toe to compete.
You know, Um and then I obviously we've heard the story on the other side of what? What they were doing, you know, they were They were gathering themselves.
They were gathering their thoughts, they were gathering team spirit, you know, Um, you know which was which was good for them.
And it worked out for, you know, But the Indians did not give up without a fight.
You know, I like that very true.
You didn't see, like, any champagne coming out or anything, did you? That's what I'm saying.
Like things were going up.
Plastic is going up like, Oh, man. Hey.
Whoa! Oh, but here's here's a thing.
But I heard they were putting that up on the other side economy and a thing.
And then we came, you know, that's what I heard.
I don't know for sure, but that's what they were doing on the other side when we come back.
And it was like, Okay, you know, it's like, Oh, man, what do you do, like like, like, how do you like if you're if you're the guy? If you're the guys like How do you prepare? How? Who? You know what I mean? How do you do? Who who? Say what you know, But it's not.
It's not such a It's not a big, big, big deal to me now.
Um, but, you know, it's it's just a thought that I had I don't know if it affected anything.
Um, but I know it's it za mentality, um, that they had, um uh, to get a little bit enough of the edge.
Um, that way they just outplayed us here, The founding out there, just out players Just just enough, you know? And I thought it was a great Siri's.
It was It was definitely a fun serious to be a part of man.
I'm just glad you know that.
You know that I had the opportunity that God gave me the opportunity, um, to be a part of that club that the team, that atmosphere, that was a fun, fun fun.
Yeah, of course, it's always fun when you win, right? It was fun when you win, you know, and way went on.
That 14 game winning streak at that time was it was a club record, you know? So I mean, that was That was fun Times we were doing.
We were making history along the way, you know, you know, and I had the best best season of my career.
You know, that year was winning the stolen base title.
You know, uh, because, you know, the God God gave me some strength and that year and I had my dad, he was really, really praying for me a lot.
It was I have to really give credit where credit's due, and God is definitely on my side.
That whole entire season, even in the reverse cycle, you know, it was it was it was definitely a, um it was It was definitely a great year for myself, Individually buck and most importantly, for the team, it was It was I was just thankful I got the opportunity to play for, you know, Tito and and under his leadership, you have Brad Mills there, you know, you had the coaching staff was phenomenal, that the front office staff was phenomenal.
I mean, from the head down to the to the toe, you know, throughout the organization, everybody was pulling for each other and everybody wanted to win.
You know, we had the massage therapist I'm talking about.
She wanted to win, Okay.
You know, you know, everybody wanted to win, you know, And they always talked about, you know, and they were always watching and staying tuned.
It's not like they were, like, out of it.
Like, Okay, I gotta I gotta do my side now.
They wanted to get you right.
So you get you on the field.
You know, um so a lot of lot of credit, Teoh.
You know the organization for putting the right pieces together? Have you kept up with baseball at all this year with this bizarre kind of short season? As much as I can, you know, it's I think it's a little little, little different right now.
You know, just with my kids kind of occupied most mostly all my time, you know? So it's and nothing mentioned.
So I mean, not not all the way, not all the way.
But, you know, they're not going into school all every day, so you know it.
Za little challenging sometimes, you know, uh, are you as a teacher? How are you as a teacher.
Well, I'll tell you what.
I got more patients in my wife, you know? E e got more patients on and it's increasing.
What grades? What great to your kids in what do you got to teach them? So we're talking about audition.
We're talking about a learning patterns.
We're talking about a five year old.
He's in Candy Garden.
That's Jordan Michael.
And we got a second grader, right? She's in second grade, so she's doing addition subtraction.
You know, she's actually like a big girl, though, you know? So, um, she doesn't need as much help she you know, she's always ask me, How do you start it? How you you probably on his brother Better may.
But, you know, let me help.
You know, let me see if we can't go over that talk to Siri Way could talk to Syria about E like your teaching style e your practical Let's look it a Let's look it up, you know, Let's look it up.
Hey, how you let's look it up.
So if you're butting teaching career is is that now it are you? Are you done with baseball now? Or is that still a glimmer of hope that you may get back? I saw you were in the Mexican League there for a little while.
It wasn't a Mexican.
I worked at the entire off season.
You know, I was excited to go to Mexico.
Went down in Mexico.
I was eating Mexican food.
We were eating Mexican breakfast.
We're eating Mexican lunches.
I know what it was. Dynamite.
I said it was really good.
Enjoying it, Having a great time for one month and then covered it.
Okay, I have the covert hit.
I didn't return.
They can see that season.
So now you know I'm China.
Figured out that next move, you know, kind of slowly moving my way, talking to a lot of guys, seeing what they've done, seeing what they're doing.
Eso You know, I think you know, I'm kind of transitioning now.
You know, I'm kind of getting used toe not having to work at work out as hard.
You know what I mean? Um, that Z that's a challenge.
You know, with this, uh, you know, with the kids, you know, kind of staying home all the time, you know, because they wanna work out too.
But they don't let me work out, though. You know the same.
You could do it.
I could do it. But it's harder.
I heard a rumor.
You you're thinking about starting a podcast.
Well, I did do a taping.
Just let you know I did.
Taping number one.
I did. Dio taping.
So how do you like it? Honestly, it was fun.
It was really fun.
It's really fun.
I enjoyed, uh, actually hosting it.
I hosted it. So I was the host.
I was the host with the most, you know.
So I was I was excited about doing it.
Um I mean, I've been I've been kind of want to do something like that for a while now, you know, just kinda, you know, just share, share something.
I guess I got some courage now.
You know, I guess that's what you call it.
You're crushing it, man.
You're crushing it.
Yeah, with that energy, he's gonna crush anything he does.
There's no doubt in my mind about that.
How many? How many rhyming words would you have in an hour long podcast.
Oh, my goodness.
You know what? That's a That's just my You know what? My It was crazy because my son, my son started doing everything.
Everything I say he's trying every single word he trying to ride with it.
He tried trying to ride with every single word that he's saying.
That was 35 by the way.
Okay, Yeah, this George Michael, by the way, you know, he's, uh, got obvious reasons.
Yeah, that hurts in Cleveland, you know? Yeah.
And your daughter was doing some dance recitals.
And have those been canceled because of covert, or is she still out there? Well, we don't We don't actually increase.
Jenna Marie is excited about dancing.
We have a little entertainment right there.
Oh, yes, she is just like her daddy. Okay.
You know, she act like she act like me, you know? But my son got more of the personality, though.
Here, doctor, and talk to anybody.
He he tells me her daddy, uh, I just talked to an adult adult.
I just talked to him.
Yeah, I told I told her I'm five years old and I hit baseballs and I hit home runs to That's what he says to me.
That's what he says from everybody.
Everybody lets everybody know what he does.
I hit home runs.
Now, I wish I had that mentality when I was 50 man, I was still playing, you know that.
Oh, that. That is fantastic.
So you're talking about the transition.
Obviously, the Mexican leaves kind of, you know, probably won't have that do that again, But, um, and anything else you're working on or anything else you wanna plug while you're on here? Yeah.
I mean, I I am working on, I guess, a few things.
Um, really, I actually be doing a lot of just, like autograph science lately on a number of them.
Did a couple of those with with the trove sports then, um and you know, with the podcast.
I've been working on that project, Um, you know, in in in my spare time.
So, what do you do? What you do? An autograph signing.
I mean, you played for you played for numerous teams, right? So what? Out of all your fans? What? What? Which piece? Which team do you end up signing for the most Well, right? Right.
We go with the hottest one, and that's Cleveland right there in Cleveland.
It is always right there in Cleveland.
The biggest supporters, the biggest fans of Roger and I definitely have toe.
Thank them, um, for making it possible for me to even have the autograph signings, you know? And the guy working, he's out there in Cleveland's.
Well, we're not Cleveland, but Ohio area.
So, um, it Zbynek Nice kind of working working on that, um, but got a got a few projects, you know, that I wanna dio you know, I just want to really get into community, um, and help.
And so I actually reached out to a former teammate of mine, um, Jamal Weeks, who has an organization that he runs out in, um, Orlando, Florida.
The florida area, Um, that that he's had some success doing and and and and the underprivileged kids and helping them get opportunities that you know that you know, a lot of them really wouldn't be able to afford or get.
Um, but e reached out to him and, you know, um you know, see? See what if I can, you know, somehow implement a kind of system or playing, um, in my area.
Um, that's kind of struggling with the same kind of issues.
Um, the area that the high school that I grew up, um, I went to, um, so it would be nice, um, to be able to get that off the ground.
Um, I don't know.
You know, I I'm just gonna keep taking it one step at a time.
Um, but a lot of things I I said I want to do, um, but, you know, I just I just wanna make sure I'm doing the right thing at the same time.
That's That's fantastic.
I guess it's all good stuff, and you'll probably have a little bit more time once the kids go back to school.
Who? I felt that I felt that Hey, that would be some nice freedom.
Yeah, that's every day.
Hey, but we need somebody's gotta wash your kids because, you know, one will go over to the way you have home you have worked to.
Okay, You gotta stay over here. Okay.
Let us separate you two.
Next day I turned around, all right.
I turned back around.
What are you doing over here? Okay.
Don't you have work to Dio? Wait, He has work to do.
I know that he's working on his work I'm working with, but don't you have work to Dio? Yes.
They give a lot more work now, you know.
So you have work to do.
Let's let's go ahead and do that work, you know, So trying to separate the two, they kind of two years apart.
Whoa, man, it's work, which is which, Which is harder, Raj hitting it are all this chap than fastball or home schooling? Oh, man, you know what? It is very difficult.
I have to get a lot of Hey, I gotta leave a lot more.
You know, I got I gotta give it to my wife, you know, for for doing it for all this ****, man, you Hey, I could see it could drive him crazy.
You could drive you crazy, You know? That's fantastic.
Yeah, it's a real deal.
It's like something something like Holyfield and a knockout.
You're not careful.
It'll knock you out. Okay.
Roger, we greatly appreciate your time here.
We kept you long, but that was that was awesome.
Everyone supports you.
You are a You are a hero here in Cleveland, Ohio. Absolutely.
So we appreciate everything you did for us here.
Um, it is good to catch up.
I know everyone was really excited to see you and kind of kind of what's going on next in your life.
So appreciate the time. Definitely.
Yeah, absolutely. Yeah.
We're looking forward to your next transition.
Get that courage, because people will listen.
Get that podcast rolling.
Yeah, I love it.
All right. Absolutely.
We'll talk to you soon.
Bye. Thanks for having me.
Absolutely appreciate it.
Uh, all right, let's get into some Cleveland headlines.
And Chris, are we going? Uh, that's, um, good energy.
That's a good energy, right? Right.
Davis? Man, do we have to go into the Browns after that? Because, like, i e I have since since kickoff yesterday.
E Oh, yeah, that was That was great.
That was That was phenomenal.
Um, So, Chris way going to interview some headlines And then then well, then we'll come back to bed.
Yeah, that's perfect.
Alright, let's That sounds good. That sounds fantastic.
Alright, let's do it.
Just let's just check in with comments here real quick here because everyone loves Raja Davis.
Uh, John was out there giving him some love.
Um, Jared out there. Love you, Bud.
Audrey, we love you, Raj A That dude is hilarious.
Gabby, you told you Told us he's a funny guy, but he is a funny guy.
E just love that he's going through the same things that that we are.
We're all like, you know, Chris We were just talking about home schooling his kids, and I was just driving him knots.
And it's like we're talking about it all this Chapman fastballs.
He's like, Yeah, but but home schooling.
Man, that's rough, right? All right.
So, Matt, in the comments, he wants us to give some hope for the Browns.
He says, please, anything.
Come on, please.
All right. So real quick.
Let's just let's get the Indians out of the way.
Because they look God awful.
Um, everyone wants to talk browns, but the tribes lost six straight were 26 21.
Now we're tied with the Yankees.
I believe for the sixth seed, that's changing, Obviously, is all these games are being played.
A little bit of positivity off of that Roger Davis interview.
Where? Four games.
I believe up on the ninth place Mariners.
Let's get a sound bite out of your jab out of the teams left.
Who would you like to face in the playoffs? Who do you want to avoid once we get their fingers crossed? Uh, didn't somebody say if we do make, it will play the Tampa Bay right away? Um, I Yeah, I think so.
What do you think's going on with the tribe, you know, to be if I if I'm being quite honest, I got a little bit like I've turned out a little bit.
I got a little If I'm being fully honest, I got a little a courage.
In the last two games, I haven't really popped in.
It's like, you know how you get superstitious, though, Like I was paying attention and we kept losing.
So I stepped away and I don't know, a turn on numbers or what's happening because I'm like, you gotta be.
Uh, well, that's it.
That's exactly what you have lost the Indians, cheerleader.
If you're not gonna watch the game and who is Come on, grab your miss positivity, bringing all that good energy like Raja Davis to the Indians without you there.
Oh, man, that's what we're missing right there.
Because that's what's tough.
It's like at this point, no matter who we face, it's not gonna change the fact that, like our outfields batting like what? A buck 30 or something.
It's like no matter who we face like doesn't even matter at this point because they it looks off like kind of what I was alluding to that mentality that camaraderie matters, especially if you're, of course, moving towards playoffs and in the playoffs.
So I'm more worried about I don't even care who it is.
It's like I'm so concerned on.
What are we gonna do, toe change, Sort of that morale and and stuff.
We really need Tito.
We really need Tito full strength for the rest of the season.
Yeah, I think that's another good point.
Hearing Raj a point out how how great Tito is Not that we ever taken for granted trust and Tito, but really, we're seeing the effects of his absence for sure.
Um, speaking of absence, let's let's talk about the Browns.
Um, they stunk it up This week.
It was It was one of the most disappointing games I've ever seen.
It was more disappointing.
The Titans when Gregg Robinson kicked a guy in the face and then went to jail.
Um, we lost 38 26 to the Ravens.
Yeah, negativity out of the way.
What? Chris, let's just let's just get it out of the way here.
What was the most embarrassing part of that loss? That they didn't run the fake punt correctly, like that's gonna haunt me the rest of the season? I was so geeked up, I've been calling for the few wanted them to do that, didn't you? For years? I wanted that to happen and for them to then mess up the fake pond that hurts me.
That's gonna haunt me.
Kevin Stefanski, you've gotta execute of any play.
You've gotta execute that play the fake punt, the sacred fake punt that cannot happen again.
We're getting ripped on for that was That was third and 35 or 4th and 41 4th of 41.
Yeah, national media, local.
Everybody jumped on that one.
Yeah, the Browns always give you that one moment.
That that beautiful name.
That's just perfect encapsulation of all that they are.
And that was it for this particular game? Yeah.
Going back to gabs Power rank the O B.
When he way were in the game, we were kind of driving a little bit a little bit.
That's that's really all you could say.
You know, BJ drops that it wasn't a perfect pass, but it was right in his chest.
That was the moment.
That was the moment I was like, This is not gonna go well.
It was like a weird glitch because, I mean, he was.
It was It was right there.
The Browns glitch again.
That's what it is.
It's just the Browns glitch ing.
Yeah, that's that's that's That's pretty rough.
Alright, let's let's move forward out of that game because I don't even want to talk about it anymore.
Where he talked about in the power rank gabs say something nice about the Browns Work.
What? Just happened again? Sorry.
Can't skip fell.
I just crumbled.
What was only just fumbled on that was on cue, because we're talking about the browns.
Um, so something nice about the Browns, David? The joke show.
What was it three past? Okay, you three games.
He's out with a knee injury, right? But it was good right now. I like it.
Yeah, but we already talk.
Are you talking about moving forward or e? Don't know.
Just general, just in general to say something nice. That was nice.
Okay? Because he won't be out forever.
It's three games.
I know. It's It's kind of like a joke.
Like it's still of Moscow, but uh huh.
He was stepping up for what was it? Three passes, Three targets he had are only touchdown.
He had that really athletic play.
Um, that really awesome catch looked like a looks like a legitimate titan.
I'll tell you something about the browns.
Look. Good Scottish hammer.
There you go, Scottish.
That punk was phenomenal.
Dave MVP right there.
Kevin Stefanski still looks like a dreamboat.
Yeah, he is the most best looking loser out there.
What? He was like e the I mean, right? Yeah.
Yeah, it's the best student in summer school, but yeah, I mean, he's certainly a lot better.
Look, at least if we're gonna lose, we don't have to look at Freddie Kitchens.
You know, that's true.
These other coaches thinks we have somebody, you know.
It could be a model and make us all feel bad.
As we're sitting at home thinking that man, we should probably be working out.
Come Monday, they go.
All right, So let's move forward to Thursday night because no one wants to talk about what happened against the Ravens.
No, Chris is Jamaica.
Is this a must win? And is that the earliest must win ever for the Browns, this thing's gonna be like a bum fight.
I mean, God, the NFL is just kind of be hating life that they put this game on.
You thought Joe Perot versus Baker. Mayfield.
And you know the Bangles suck.
They can't block anybody on their offensive line.
The browns go out, lay an egg.
I mean, it's kind of like a gender reveal, you know, it's a really, really good idea at the time.
And, you know, you end up burning anchors down.
I mean, that's what's gonna happen with this game.
It seems like a good idea.
Everybody's gonna walk away going.
Oh, man, that was a really bad idea.
I did not enjoy that at all.
E mean, come on, come on.
But I think it sets up well for the Browns in that, you know, the Bengals air. Very beatable team.
And it's a short week.
And you know what's gonna happen on Twitter if Joe Burrow outplays Baker Mayfield? Oh, you know it's gonna be I'm not gonna be on Twitter.
If that happens, it's gonna be a bloodbath, Dave.
You can't have that happen.
You cannot have Joe Burrows coming out party on Thursday.
That just cannot happen at all.
We've gotta have Myles Garrett all over his ass.
We gotta have a secondary who's left in the secondary.
Those guys have got to show up a little bit.
We gotta have the linebackers helping out.
I mean, we got to do whatever we can Thio interrupt this guy because we cannot have a rookie go on national TV, have a huge coming out party against our Cleveland Browns after Week one that that would just be killer for May. That would be killer.
Two games into the season.
That would be horrible.
Think Baker's jobs on the line? Oh, this is the first time I've actually felt genuinely nervous for him.
Yeah, like I don't know.
I feel bad for him is the right term, but it's not.
It's always like we just always have such high hopes for the new quarterback.
That comes along, you know, and we really gave a first pick overall, like right, Like that's what's so hard right now.
I think that's why we really want to have so much faith in him.
But right from what we've seen, it's like we got to turn this thing around, and I think this is the perfect opportunity, like it's gotta happen Thursday.
Yeah, and Dan makes a great point on Twitter.
The Bangles offensive line is garbage.
So if Miles Garrett's gonna have a game, this is gonna be the game and a Z, long as he doesn't commit penalties or any targeting, which usually is kind of bs.
Anyway, I I think Garrett should should be able to get to Joe Burrow at least once.
Oh, I hope it's more than once.
I would hope so.
He should be eating his lunch with that line.
I mean, this should be This should be a sack party for Myles Garrett.
This should be a big one.
You know, you talk about Joe Burrow potentially having a coming out party.
This should be Myles Garrett redemption story after that Pittsburgh Steelers game, you know, now everybody's gonna be kind of talking about that.
That probably run some kind of a segment on it.
He could come out and just ball out and make people forget about the way that gave ended and talk more about him being a sack leader by the end of the night And a guy who's in line to be a defense of M V p for the A F.
C. That's what I want to see.
Because, of course, we we used to talk about this all the time.
Baker's rookie year were like, This guy consistently hits 8 to 10 targets a game.
He passes it around.
He hit 10 targets.
Did he really? Yes, that's a good sign, so there is a positive.
That's what made him successful early on was moving the ball around, and if he could do that, that's ultimately gonna make him successful.
That is a very good thing.
I do like to see that.
Do also need to see his top end receivers catching the ball.
O B J needs toe.
Have a gigantic game, and by gigantic, I don't mean like, 200 yards, like just like everything thrown it and he needs to catch it.
That's it, That's it.
That would be nice.
We haven't even talked kicking at all.
Well, it's a good thing normally when we don't talk kicking.
But we should be talking kicking because our kicking game sucked.
In this case, it would be nice if we could go through a full season without talking about it.
You believe Cody Parker's back? He's back Park Bank on.
I also put it out there on Twitter to Phil Dawson, you know, maybe 45 years old.
But hey, you know, he could always kick on the lakefront and consistency.
I mean, that was Phil Dawson, and plus he could always go for the record, go after Lou or whoever's got it here in Cleveland.
I know that he's only a few field goals and extra points away from taking that title.
So hey, bring back Phil.
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We didn't do so great last week, Chris.
So every week I do didn't do so great.
Every week I do a parlay $5 that usually pays anywhere from, like 2000 to $3000 if you hit it.
It looked a lot of money.
How much did you collect after Week one? Well, I only lost $5 Chris, but so it's a parlay.
I think it was like 10 different bets, all wrapped into one.
I missed every single one.
If I had done the Browns under all of those statistics, what I want $3000 eso That might be the key to next week.
Just do exactly the opposite of what I dio to the exact opposite of what your instinct is.
All right, let's let's look at these, Chris.
The Browns are six point favorites against the Bengals.
After what we saw against the Ravens, where is your confidence meter that we can beat since you by a touchdown? Uh, I'll tell you what.
Now that sounds a ah little bit of distance away from that game yesterday.
Uh, I e just over 24 hours, I'm gonna say that feels about right.
That feels about right, I think I think the Browns could put it together.
I don't know why.
I mean last last year was 27 19.
We beat him second game.
They I think they beat us 33 23 gabbed over under on this one 45 points total.
Well, you just gave a lot of advice on doing the opposite of what you did to win three grand.
I always go the over.
So what do you think? What do you think? So I'm like, I don't wanna be a Debbie Downer, but, hey, if there's cash on the line now, that's terrible.
I won't have faith in our team.
I think I think they can do it.
But just for the sake of Devil's Advocate under, Yeah, I'm with you.
Well, the Brown scored six.
The bangle scored 13.
I think the under probably looks pretty good.
Yeah, let's let's quickly look at a couple of the longer season bet.
So Baker Mayfield, 3899 and a half yards this year, had 189 yesterday.
He'd have to average about 2 50 to hit that baker over 24 a half touchdowns.
That was the bet that we talked about last week. He had one yesterday.
5 per game to hit that.
I think he gets back on track.
I think I think we're going to see a good Baker Mayfield on Thursday Night Football.
I don't think it's gonna be the Monday Night Football of last year verse SANFRAN where we just got absolutely decimated.
I think we're going to see some decent football on Thursday night.
I hope you're right.
I'm still think it's gonna be a bum fight, but if it's a bum fight, then we win.
Then I'm fine with That may not be too pretty for the rest of the NFL viewers out there.
Odell Beckham, 1000 50 yards on the season, was the over under.
He needs the average about 70 per game to get there.
Chris, You think you could do it 70 yards a game? 22.
I think it's like a lot does not seem like a lot a lot for a number one receiver.
It shouldn't feel like a lot in the NFL, especially the NFL of you know, the 2/1000 yachts and above.
Um, so I'm gonna say you could do that.
John John's with me on Twitter.
He said that partly looked great.
Oh, and he said he made a mistake.
He missed on a $10,000 parlay.
I don't feel bad anymore.
Yeah, go use promo code, big flight.
And, uh, super super fun to do those parlays for low dollar amounts.
Even though the one of them's got a hit.
One of them, We've got to go over and get some decent play out of every single person.
It's gonna happen.
It's gonna happen.
All right, Chris, we I mean, that's a lot of money, man.
That's a lot of money.
Yeah, That'll be fun.
All right, So are we.
Should we pivot here, Chris, go.
Uh, I'm trying to get get access for Ben.
He's having some problems here.
Logging in, uh, check your messages there.
Is there a pass code that he needs? Because I gave him the link having some technical.
This is This is a little behind behind the d****s here of the big play reef logs show trying to get Ben in here.
All right, We're gonna bring Ben and we're gonna get him here.
We'll be right back. We'll be back in 20 seconds.
All right, so here we dio Let's see.
Did it do so? He needs a password.
He said he's clicking on it.
Is asking for a password for a meeting.
Pass code on his phone.
And I gave him the 841690785 to 71 that comes up, I give him.
1437 263 437263 Now anyone can join free for all. Let's go.
Get them all in here.
All right, So we will have been Warner on the line.
So, Chris, while we're working for Ben, uh, give a little background on this.
So let me set this up a little bit.
I saw this on Twitter back about a week ago.
Ben Warner's a recent high school graduate.
He wrote a piece for the Players Tribune.
And for anybody who doesn't know the players, Tribune was started by Derek Jeter.
Beck several years ago and now has players and very prominent players that are members of who are editors and on the staff.
Kevin Love is an editor of The Players Tribune and has been very active there, especially for him sharing.
You know, some of the mental struggles he's gone through, um, and making it really The Players Tribune is about the players giving their perspective something that's completely different than you'd see from mainstream media.
That's from the player.
Uh, it's very first person and I came across this article on Ben Warner, and he talked about his life and how you know he's had struggles from being a kid being born, 26 weeks premature and some of the struggles that that's created and how he really connected to folks through sports and specifically through his high school football team.
They're C**** Winchester, and, um, I thought the story was fascinating.
I thought that the article was well written by him, and I thought it was very interesting that high schooler was writing in the Players Tribune, so I wanted to bring him all kind of share with us, share with us his life story.
Uh, kind of highlight when he talked about in the article.
And then he's also a huge sports fan.
So he also had a couple of hot takes for us.
Dave, on what's going on with the Indians and the Browns right now.
So I was looking forward to his Thanks.
Hopefully those air a lot hotter than anybody else on this show right now.
That's right. Can't be hotter than Raj, though.
Cap on Twitter, he just He just goes ahead and puts the, uh, pass code for our for our call, Uh, in the comments.
Thanks, guys. Appreciate it.
And, John, I don't know how to muse.
I don't even know how to use.
We're still having problems with Ben.
If you have another pass code, if you could shoot it to me, I'm still having problems getting them in.
You guys make one up.
There's only one pass code.
Is that it? That wasn't it, huh? That's the one and only pass code one and only fast code.
Is that 437263 Well, I'll give it one more try.
Maybe we'll be wrapping it up and we'll get Ben another time.
Um, let's see here.
I think this is the 10:08 p.
Eastern Standard time, part of the ship way.
We'll figure it out.
Just get the players lined up.
It'll all work itself out, Dave.
Don't worry about it. This isn't a big deal.
That's right, people.
Brown's way of doing a podcast.
So while you guys were waiting Thursday night football, pop your your score predictions in the comments while we wait, we'll just kind of hang out.
Uh, well, Chris is bringing him in here.
I think it's gonna be high scoring game.
But I know you went under and neither of these teams score whatsoever, but I think we're gonna win 35 17.
OK, no, that's me, Chris.
You have entered the waiting room.
I just clicked on it and I got right in.
I clicked on it.
Kept goes, Send me the zoom link.
I'll talk sports.
Yeah, we may have toe.
Should we reschedule it? I think we're gonna have to push because I don't know that I'm gonna be able to get him in when I click on the link.
It takes me right in a zoo you just saw so I could interview myself on my phone and then do it.
But I don't think there wouldn't be any echo on. That would be fine.
No, that would be 4.
Brown's 28 Bengals nine.
Oh, John's looking for a hover helmet.
Discount code? Yeah, we gotta We gotta bring them back.
We haven't talked to hover Help a while.
We'll get you a discount code. John.
Oh, Ben Warner is entered and is in the green room.
No, no, no, That's him.
Did you put your name is Ben Warner? No, that would be really weird.
Yeah, I think that he's in.
He said he's in.
He's all right. Let me.
We should always do to guests.
We're bringing Ben Warner in here.
This is a cool story.
We'll have him in about 15 seconds.
My music button volley.
My third is gone.
Wait Way, line, way Have the one and only Ben Warner, recent high school graduate, wrote a piece for the Players Tribune about his experiences as a member of the C**** Winchester High School football team down in Columbus.
Thank you. Football, Ben.
What's going on, man? Welcome to the show.
Thanks for having me.
Also, uh, I'm a Bangles fan.
So you have brought this hell upon yourself.
He's coming out, coming out hot, coming out hot here.
Bad. It's not my partner.
Q B has the ceiling. The Philip Rivers.
Coming out blazing fun team to win.
Maybe you should ask.
Maybe they need to squirrel like baker at a Cheesecake Factory parking lot.
Hot takes right left in us.
I mean, it's Cleveland sports.
I'm a Cavs fan, but that's about it.
All right, All right.
Let's put a pin in this grenade for just a second before you just totally blow this thing out.
See that coming? Wow, Let's go back.
Let's go back first to your piece and the players tribune.
Tell us a little bit about your back story.
Tell us a little bit What what brought you to the players tribune and tell us a little bit about that story that you told in there? So, uh, basic summary before football I was born January 7th.
I was supposed to be born April 4th, so I was 26 weeks which went thio.
I mean, I'm legally blind.
I'm not sure you can see it.
My glasses about an inch and a half thick.
Um, autism A d h d a d d A bunch of other ****.
And my twin brother has other issues, Just not quite visual ones.
And so playing football is a non starter.
I have no athleticism.
I golf. That's it.
Hey, hey, athletes, golf.
By the way, my friend, that was a personal digging you.
Whoa, wait, Chris, you golf? There's a difference here. Yeah.
Gall banks train the Browns and language of professional football.
It's all a sliding scale.
It's all a sliding scale.
So what brought you to the players Tribune? How did that whole thing come together? Um, so I first got turned on the Players Tribune back in 2018 when a Kevin Love did his piece.
Everybody's going through something.
A phenomenal mental health, peace.
And then back around there, I started reading a lot more.
The players Tribune and I thought I would be fun to do that sometime.
And then around January 10th, I believe I went.
I mean, I got a story.
Why not give it a shot? D m came back about five minutes and we went from there.
And then we were supposed to release this at the end of ah more at the end of May.
But then George Ford and everything happened, so we kinda had to take a hiatus on it.
And for those for those people that haven't read the article, can you kind of kind of talk a little bit about the article on what you talked about in there? Basically, football went from where I went to get away from wife to being my full life.
I mean, hell, in between during this interview name dinner, I washed by another two hours of film tonight.
Uh, I'm watching Big Ben slowly die, which just gives me pure thio.
It's just nothing makes me happier than watching the Steelers finally become Carson Palmer.
Thankfully, we can finally agree on something here. Ben.
It's a very swim ground for now.
But no, I mean, I'm just I'm I became addicted on the fly.
All right, let's Let's let's put some of that, uh, toe work for us here.
What do you see in my man? Baker Mayfield? Do you think he already said he's got the ceiling of a Philip Rivers? Well, what do you think is wrong with him? What do you think you see him doing this year? No chemistry with his wide receivers to be his biggest issue right now.
I mean, he threw the Odell, What, 13 times on three completions Don't like it was something terrible.
I mean, he's been with him for, what, two years now? Correct.
Now I will give Baker this.
He has had about a half a million coaches, and Jimmy has, um, is a ****ing idiot.
No one else has had the balls to say that on this show. Thank you, Ben.
See, I don't live in Cleveland.
Therefore, Jimmy has, um, can't send his drone army to come kill me.
Then again, he just bought the cruise, so I might be ****ed.
Well, there you go.
So I mean, e lived long enough.
I'd rather die at the hands of Jimmy.
Has, um then after I don't even know that being pretty bad Death.
Let's let's Let's be fair, though.
Let's give give equal time now You've got an owner down there in Cincinnati.
Who's Mike Brown? Mike Brown just doesn't do ****.
Martin Lewis was there for my entire for the 1st 15 years of my wife.
Martin, You're there.
Marvin Lewis is the one who I think probably was secretly started.
My crippling depression, everything.
So you're blaming your blaming Marvin Lewis for most your problems in life? No, no, no.
I'm just blaming Cincinnati sports for being the endless cycle of pain and suffering.
Yeah, you're not gonna get You're talking to a Cleveland fan.
I'm aware. I am very aware. Ben.
Ben, what do you think of Joe Burrow? Father has wept in Cleveland, but in Cleveland for 50 years.
But he's a recovering alcoholic so he can't drink his pain away.
What do you think of Joe Burrow? Um, I would say I love him out of college.
Uh, for the first probably 58 minutes of that game.
I went all right.
Not a bad debut.
Made some mistakes, obviously.
But that last drive, we have not had that in Cincinnati since.
Probably Palmer No.
That brief moment before he completely got injured.
That last, Even though Randy Bullock should be turned like Harambe put in the civilized just shot.
Um wow, I am going to help.
I am going to help you May You may know, Robbie.
I appreciate the Haram drop.
That's very, very good.
Even though I was only a freshman with harambe happens another.
Now you're making me feel old.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Uh, you wanna feel order? My first bank game was Terrell Owens.
Oh, and T. Oh, wow.
You go all the way back to T O back when the Lions were Oh, and 16.
Yeah, that was an achievement back when that was the thing.
No, I mean, all right.
Give us Give us a good give us give us a prediction for the game on Thursday.
How do you see this thing going? I knew that was coming.
I would say this The Bengals defense looked better than I had literally any right to okay, because Atkins was hurt.
Reader went down.
Mike Daniels, That hurt at some point.
And that's I mean, the bankers had to drive down to the red zone and both ended up in field goals.
Yeah, and as was much discussed earlier, the Browns looked ****ing terrible.
Hey, however, to be fair, the Ravens would have blown up nearly every team in the NFL on Sunday.
Except for probably Seattle in Kansas City.
Okay, they're just in a different weak right now.
What do you What do you make a Lamar Jackson? I mean, he's a beast.
I mean, there really isn't so I do share a birthday with him and definitely don't share the athleticism.
Well, you know, I keep thinking he's going to get injured, right? Everybody's been saying, you know, if he's just playing that way, all think in the back of my mind he's gonna get figured out, right? Right, right, right.
It wasn't Brown.
He's not going to.
We're all screwed.
Yeah, you know, Remember when Mark Jackson basically turned the bank was into a mean last season when he spun three guys out of their shoes.
That's true, However, we did then end up with the tank ball to beat to get the job Borough.
So I mean, I will take it.
Actually, at least the nice thing about the bankers last year is we had no expectations.
You guys were champions in the awesome.
You guys were the Buccaneers this year.
Well, we win the off season to be fair almost every year.
I mean, that's our claim name in Cleveland.
I mean, yeah, last year you brought in Odell Head, Chubb and Freddie Kitchens.
Freddie Not right, Greg.
William for That's right.
I mean, we had we had things on the up and up.
We were ready to roll, man.
And then Cleveland happened.
The curse of Ohio sports happened.
I was sitting at Montgomery Inn in Cincinnati when they just good, good, drop your like Tom Hamilton, now dropping the Montgomery Inn.
Yeah, you know, it was a post the Bengals win, which we were not expecting because it was weeks 17 and we had played like **** and I see a bronze.
We're going, we'll be back 10 minutes later, he's setting the table next, and they fired John Doors and he goes, Oh, **** you as well.
And I get looked at him and went, Don't you wish you had an owner? That just didn't do ****? It's very useful in times like this.
Okay, so we're running late, but I want to give you an opportunity to give us a final score for Thursday's game.
Well, given the both teams looked like **** and ran.
Good ****ysis right here.
This is ****ysis you won't find anywhere else, by the way.
Good stuff of a broke 18 year old, which could be fair.
So I'm gonna roll.
I think the bank was put a good amount of points on that.
Whatever is left of your **** secondary.
I'm gonna Yeah, Yeah.
So that's a pretty close game.
I don't think it's gonna be a very far far game.
Is, does Bobby Heart go up against Myles Garrett? Because if he does, if Joe Burrow stands about halfway in lake eerie, then he might have enough talk time If Bobby Hart is blocking and that's what we're banking on.
We're banking on getting after your boy borough calling Bobby Harden.
Office environment is calling me an athlete.
It's a generous term.
That doesn't mean ****.
Well, your entire line is kind of the same way, though, right? No, no, no.
That's the thing, though.
The other four actually did.
It's more of a Bobby.
Your heart just tried to turn Joe Burrow with the help of Joey Bosa into a Pantic.
Wait for the others. Three million.
So where could the people find you? I'm at the released event on Twitter and future the And To go with probably a manager spotted Ohio State.
So I mean, if that ever happens, then I probably have to stop cursing so much, which I mean yeah, you may want to cut out the casual cursing.
That's not a bad idea.
Do you think the Big 10 is gonna play? I get that right real quick.
Do you think the Big 10 is gonna play? Yes.
Do you think they're gonna come back? Let's go, sir. Yacht.
When are they coming back? Mid October seems the most.
They'll probably mirror the Pac 12 schedule if I had to guess.
I think they were put on Curtis.
Surprised the NFL hasn't had to cancel yet.
To be honest, I know.
Everybody allegedly allegedly tested everybody and haven't had a single positive going into Week one. That's incredible.
The odds of that I'm calling a I mean good news for once.
Josh Gordon test positive for something.
And I think we'll leave on that.
Ben, Ben, This was fantastic, my friend.
I'm glad for everybody who stayed up for this interview with Ben Warner.
This would you ever want to have you back on? I am more than welcome.
We will have you back on.
We will have you back on at some point.
But I have me on live on Thursday night after that, at halftime or something.
I have more than welcome.
We'll give you your own show that you could just narrate during the game.
I think that would be fantastic.
Alternative. Alternative Announcing.
That's exactly right.
Like on one of the ESPN a kid who is where we legally blind Theo.
I would still be better than Angel Hernandez.
He's got hot takes right and left here, Dave.
But seriously, Ben, I tell you what that story on you was fantastic.
And I really did that.
It really did touch me and shout out to a Terran Penna, the right of the trade union.
Help me put that all together.
That was well done.
In a very impressive, very impressive what you put together and you're hot takes if there's anything more impressive than that story, it is your hot takes, my friend.
That's the nice thing about being born premature.
I kind of just don't give a ****.
And therefore, I just say, what comes to my head, Ladies and gentlemen best Thanks, Ben.
Thank you, Ben. Good stuff.
I appreciate the time.
That was That was funny.
Entertainment value, right? Oh, yeah, that was And that's a refund show after dark.
So, Chris, remember how you were? You're saying like, hey, Dave, don't you know, I try to not swear, because my, uh my nephew watches the show, and I was like, Okay, I'll think about that.
Yeah, that's over.
He's not watching anymore.
Yeah, I'm gonna have to tell my brother if he's gonna be playing this one at home.
He's gonna have to stop around the 10 o'clock mark because when we kept bent on, then it it went a little sideways.
That was good stuff.
That was good stuff for anybody who held on.
That was Ben Water. And that was fantastic.
Alright, Chris, give me a bold prediction.
Uh, Brown's lose by 24.
I'm gonna go reverse.
Let's go. Reverses.
We're back to doing the reverse.
Okay? We're already to that point in the season, Dave, where I'm doing the reverse curse thing.
All right, I'm gonna go.
Baker throws three.
Baker throws four touchdown passes.
Maybe I'll throw in a tribe Prediction.
Gold Tribe It's pretty bold at this point that we're gonna win our next game.
So let's get in. Indians win under our belt.
Win one based e.
Bold, fantastic, Great show everybody thanks to everyone in the comments.
John's bold prediction.
Miles has three sacks.
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I know that **** stuff going work.