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NBA playoffs, NHL drama in everything.
So you know what things started? NFL Thursday Night Football.
I gotta admit, I did not expect that game to be as good as it. Waas.
I did not expect a 35 to 30 win for the Cleveland Browns, a team at 11 A team that silence many, I thought, I think, are camera froze on us.
So there we go. We're back.
A team that from a long time now has had questions around them around.
Baker, Mayfield around o B J around Jarvis Landry.
Can this team getting done? Can this team find a way to win? Remember last year, a lot of people have this team picked to win the A F C North didn't make the playoffs, so we'll see how Cleveland turn things around this year.
It was a much better offensive game.
You saw that you saw Baker looking way better.
J have a great game last night against that bangle secondary.
And there was a route in which shows how internal tough it is to find a guy like like Odell Beckham.
His route running is absolutely flawless when he gets you on one, seeing him on one ride with the stop and go to create separation on a quarterback.
Oh my gosh, that is my ankle will be broken.
Try to keep up with him on the routes.
I think yours would be, too.
That's why we didn't give enough credit to not just a receiver but a quarterback, somewhat staying with him on the route, even though Odell left him behind and made a big catch on one of drives.
And I believe in the second quarter.
Impressive in principle, the same in that game as Cleveland moves to one on one and Cincinnati owing to still winless in the era of Joe Burrow.
But watching Joe Burrow play that kid he's gonna have, he loves to swim that ball, but a rookie needs way more protection in the pocket borough through 61 times Last night, three most for rookie since Chris Winkie on the Panthers in 2000 and one threw the ball 63 times in the game.
And you thought all game long, bro was taking hits.
He was getting hit in that game.
He was forced to move in the pocket.
You gotta protect that.
This is your golden goose in Cincinnati.
This is a guy who is going to put hopefully a lot of money in your pockets.
If you're Bengal, that organization is protective.
That organization can't let this guy turn into ticktock.
They really can't.
I see Anna Banana here in Chad. Welcome.
They can't allow this guy to be taking hits or pressured for so many games every single year in Cincinnati.
He can do a lot for your franchise.
He can't do everything.
So I was very jarring thing to see how this guy had no protection, no time to throw.
And it was still only a five point loss.
It was still close towards the end of things.
For the for the Browns.
Yeah, I'm gonna job or a job looking out.
Joe Burrow stats here.
37 for 61 316 yards and three touchdowns passes.
No, I m t is either.
That boy kept the ball in the hands of guys, the stripes on their helmets.
So he was accurate.
He was hitting you guys when you had to.
In that ballgame, I gotta say, also to the Browns, the black jerseys with the orange bottoms.
Oh, keep that look.
Keep that mid eighties look.
That is the best of the Browns having their uniforms collection.
Does your home jersey because that looked wonderful.
But what didn't look wonderful was the fact that it was known that for two games, the Bengals and Brown would have fans at the stadiums.
What do we get? Only 6000 fans were attendance for the Browns game, and yet they still following a brawl, spaced out.
I'm sure I'm sure security thought you know what it will be.
Easier it'll be handle will be as many.
Nope, still fights in a 10% filled stadium.
Remember, we're still in a pandemic comb.
Kovar, 19 is still chilling with some box seats, and then you got a broad working out.
If I'm the NFL, if I'm Roger Goodell, if I'm the bigwigs of the league that goes to show us right now, we can't have fans in the stadium fan that are gonna be trusted to not do stuff like that.
So I think from here on now, it should be empty stadiums in every market, every stadium here on out.
I've said you had your one chance.
You had your chance.
And you, you messed it up.
I just don't think you should be encouraging that.
It was already limited.
It was already on Lee Ohio, Jacksonville, Dallas, And I believe Houston who said they were gonna love fans in.
But now you can't risk it.
You can't take that chance off.
Too much fun interaction among strangers.
You can't take the risk anymore.
So go back to the original plan of no fans and try it again next year or in 2022.
But right now, e gonna work.
Sorry, just if not gonna work.
And they were moving on from the NFL too. Basketball.
The NBA, the playoffs.
Yo! So we please give a round of applause to Denver Nuggets, the first team in NBA history.
Toe battle back from 2313 deficits in the same post season.
And here they are in the Western Conference final against L. A Lakers.
Jamal Murray and this team.
Jamal Murray, Nikolai Yokich, Gary Harris.
This is a team that has shown time and time again.
They're not going down without a fight.
I've said it before on the show, I said on another podcast.
You Denver Nuggets are a team that has potential, eventually to be a number one seed in the Western Conference.
They truly dio and Jamal Murray what he has done.
Remember, Jamal Murray is only 23 years old.
He is still a young gut in this league.
He's already had multiple 50 point games this postseason.
And if you if you're the Lakers, you cannot sleep on this team.
You really can't with Denver can do how they can hurt your multiple multiple ways.
But the Clippers? Oh, the joke's on the L.
A Clippers on Paul George on Kawai on so on and so forth.
A lot of people really see the Clippers is now.
They've hit the brick wall again again.
They have fallen short.
They they have now reached a 50 year mark as a franchise off, never getting past the second round, no matter what, you want to call them the Buffalo Braves.
The San Diego Clippers, The L A Clippers they have never gotten past.
They've never made it to a conference final.
And a lot of people on Twitter were saying, Listen, never, ever talk to me again about the Clippers being a contender.
And you know what I threw the coming from Because once again, hype is and put on this franchise.
And once again they can't get past that hurdle.
No matter who is, no matter what era, no matter what generation.
They stay stuck when it comes to living up to expectations.
And once again, you've got Paul George struggling in the postseason to really dive and be not even. Just be.
I'm not sure what to say about Paul George.
He's not even okay.
He's not even mediocre in the post season now.
Pandemic P playoff P.
It's a good day.
It's an okay day, an A plus for him.
If he gets to 10 points, bouncy Roy Hibbert is just why I don't know what to say.
It's really tough to see him.
Not again, not delivering the playoffs.
What all the jokes and saw with the playoffs content.
Someone on Twitter said that it goes back to the after the second year.
Someone said that hostility Jacome If Don Maker with Oyo tickets.
Yeah, that had me crying and Robert Robert J.
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But, you know, I I don't mind jokes on guys like this, But again, keep your jokes on the guy to performance.
Do not do anything racial.
Do not go personal.
I saw idiotic racial petitions being started to send Pascoe.
See, I came back to Africa.
That is garbage, I thought.
Funny. That's offensive.
If you think that's funny.
If you're if you're watching my show, I think that's funny to say the past.
They'll go back to Africa.
I don't want you so no, that's not funny.
But then now in Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat are up two games to none in there, three on the Boston Celtics and Boston looks out of sorts.
The Celtics look just discombobulated.
Marcus Smart is what I'm hearing about Marcus Smart Lucy is going nuts in the locker room after the Game.
Loss of the Heat is near parody.
It is near parody as to what? Throughout the Boston Celtics being down 02 Their stuff.
There was talk that things were thrown around the locker room.
There's a shouting match to be heard by the media.
The room was locked for a while.
If you've got if you have a player like Margaret Smart throwing around locker room, yelling and screaming and shouting matches, one of two things is gonna happen.
Either this team going to rally around that and get things sorted or Boston down.
One of the two things that happened, there's no there's no third option.
You either rally around it or that team is completely checked out because they lost.
They blew a big lead to the Heat in Game two.
Hi, Brad Stevens.
Crew right now is in a freefall, and if you're the heat you're solving at this right now, if you're the Miami Heat, you've got a Boston Celtics team reeling and infighting amongst yourselves.
If you go up 30 that's it.
There's no return for the Boston Celtics right now, this is not a team built to come back from a whole the way things going right now.
Boston McRae to my heat.
Those the team that is been by far one of them or entertain teams.
Toe washing bubble.
And it hasn't just been Butler.
It's been guys like Duncan Robinson.
It's been Tyler Herro who have been going out showing out every Syria they played in Bagram out of Bio.
He has been a beef by the post.
Miami is going Thio.
Come out that e think the diehard the diehard fans would love a Denver Miami N B A Finals.
That would be a throwback to a 90 Siri's just the way these two teams play and full credit to Erik Spoelstra and Mike Malone for what they've done with their franchise.
Mike Malone deserves his flowers.
What he's done with that dug its core.
He's got a job in the league as a hate coach for a very long time for taking that young Nuggets team one.
I don't think many thought would be in a position to be in the Western Conference finals, and he's got jokes, too, because, he said on a press conference and he petitioned to the NBA Have the Nuggets start their series against the Clippers? Down 31 So guys got jokes that I've got jokes.
Yeah, and moving on to hockey.
A couple of hockey stories we now know will be facing the Dallas Stars in the Cup final.
The Tampa Bay Lightning, in double overtime, knocked off the New York Islanders in Game six.
Tampa Dallas, Of course, because how 2020 makes so much sense, Dallas and Tampa are playing a Cup final entirely in Edmund Tenant.
Yeah, yes, because that's how that's how things have been going.
That's how the world works now.
This was, like up filed two of the most Southern franchises playing Alberta for Lord Stanley's Cup in an empty building.
Yeah, it will be.
I think I'll be a high scoring syriza, remember? And Tampa's done this without Steven Stamkos.
He's done rest of the year, so the Tampa has done this without their leader is impressive, even more so.
John Cooper gets back to the Cup final for the first time since 2015.
I like this series and I like this matchup.
I think it's gonna be a long.
I don't see it being a short Syria.
I think Dallas pushes Tampa toe at least six games, maybe a Game seven And because Because again, Anton Khudobin has been a A what? I'm trying to find a lightning rod and net filling in for Ben Bishop in this postseason and Dallas getting often from not just your typical get weapons like Sagan.
It's the names like Joel.
Cover guys like guys like Joel Corrente.
They have been something up.
Jamie Oleksiak from the back end have been stepping up.
You've got Joe Pavelski, the old warrior thief.
Former South The Shark has been helping put this team on his back, Is one of the leaders this postseason for Dallas.
It will be fun to watch out.
Siri's kicks off tomorrow on SportsCenter and big NBC.
We're excited to see how this ends up, but of course we heard that one NHL finish.
The bubble is not going away just quite yet.
The bubble will still be in you, so bubble hockey is not done just yet.
It will be in use.
It has been announced for the world Junior tournament this year.
Determined will only be played now in Edmonton.
No regular this year in the bubble.
And then next year there will be a second term in Through all Jews will be held in back to back years in Edmonton next year.
2022 hopefully with fans.
You get the World juniors back to back the first time ever in your same market this year.
No fans next year with fans hopefully in Evanston and in Red Deer, so we'll see how that goes off.
But what I find interesting is that the idea Blake Jeff is going to hold the U 20 men internment it event in the bubble, but they've canceled women's tournament.
They've canceled women's U 18 tournament.
If you're gonna use that bubble, why not moving all Remington? Why are we still cancel women's tournament? So why can we not use what? Can we not find a way to have that tournament also being played in immigrant bubbles? Well, I feel very unfair and not right that we're gonna cancel the women's tournament, but keep the men turning going on Edmonton.
I feel like you should make use that as possible.
You have the resources, you have the resources to have the entire NHL in Evanston.
We can't do the same for your W jak tournaments.
We can't we gotta cancel women's tournaments now.
I don't think that's right at all.
But this shows to that.
If we're gonna have the HF here playing the World juniors in December and January, the NHL schedule is going to be up in the air.
Still, I think that basically tells us that there will be no NHL hockey until the new year or whenever this tournament's done.
I'm thinking, I know people are suggesting the idea of New Year's Day, but again the border, What's going to happen if the border isn't open yet? What's the call and what's the situation when it comes to Covitz? So I don't think we'll get angel hockey until I think January dirty first dish.
I think I think we have first game Jerry 31st, February 1st.
I think I don't see them starting living in February.
I think February 1st or second is when I think you'll get Game one of the 2020 2021 season.
But I don't I just don't see players being down.
Another long season extends into August or September, I say, making a 16 game season, 58 to 60 games.
Get it done, Get it done by June 1st dish or the latest June 28th.
Whatever called Done.
Let people have their summer in July and August.
Come back again in the fall.
But yeah, I don't see that.
I don't see the desire from the pH to say, Yeah, we're gonna have another season which we're missing our entire summer again playing hockey.
I know that they want 82 game thing, but I don't see that.
I don't see it Being reasonable could have done by 20 games.
Get your 82 game season.
And again for when you welcome the cracking to the league in 2021 2022.
But I understand you want their money back revenue, but next year we don't know we're gonna have fans back.
We're not sure if you're gonna have any fans in an arena back.
I mean, you might see a trial in some markets like Eddington.
Maybe you will say, Okay, we're gonna allow 500 fans in.
We're going to allow 1000 back just to see how that works.
but it's still all very much up in the air.
So what's gonna happen? The timeline wise A big the big fat question mark, and I'll conclude here.
I saw the MLB is now officially decided that, yes, the postseason, we will have neutral site bubbles.
The A L will go to California in L.
A and San Diego, the national legal play in Arlington, Texas.
But a Rod Manfred has suggested some fans being allowed in the bubble.
It's not a bubble if you allow fans in the stadiums in a secured area.
So the bubble and again along fans in Texas.
I'm not done with that.
I don't know why.
Keep Continue what you got going right now without fans in the building.
I know you want you want.
You want that money, but do you want to end your season or not? You've already had tremendous amount of outbreaks.
You already had outbreaks on two different teams on Miami and ST Louis.
Why risk it now? Why risk potential off not having a world Siri's or something going awry? Don't do it.
Don't do it anyways may vary.
Talk to you guys on Monday morning.