Welcome in everybody.
On this Thursday, this is taking sides the inaugural episode with your host, Hal Walsh.
That is very and post Shapiro, a k a. Paulie.
Now, you know a lot of people out there wondering where the hell you've been on the podcast.
I I just had to wait.
I had to wait the perfect partner.
Paul and I spent a great amount of time together at a minute.
Media, where we work together where we are no longer and much happy here with R J J lives, of course, but this is very exciting.
Paul, I know you've been waiting for the opportunity, but it's good.
I know that NFL week when it passed us already, but that's fine.
We're offering ourselves in two weeks to right now.
Yeah, I've been waiting to talk about this with you for years.
Technically, you know me and you sitting next to each other, always talking about starting a podcast we owe it always just made sense.
And I'm really happy that we're here, and we're able to do this and we'll kick it off, make some people money and have some fun while doing it that is the way and again to, you know, like I always felt like we had such a such a great opportunity to do it while we were with the duel, you know, and just, like, held back held back help.
But guess what? The change your off folks, We're doing our own **** thing.
But it's gonna be exciting, you know, because Pole and I, we both have.
Not only do we have two different betting styles, but we've also got very different, you know, tastes and a lot of these different games.
May I like to go straight up with a lot of these games? Paul.
He absolutely loves to go parley, of course.
Hence the name Paulie parleys.
But Paul, you know, it's funny how how that all kind of works out in the end.
But I think, you know, in week one of the NFL, at least anyway, we all kind of brought ourselves back to the same circle.
I had a very rough Sunday, but Thursday and Monday was just fantastic.
Yeah, I had a great weekend, so I ended up picking nine of the games.
I went seven for nine and the one team that killed me was the Philadelphia Eagles.
Like in every way, shape and form.
So e always say parleys are for suckers.
I was the king of that during week one.
I made six parlays and the Eagles knocked me out of five of life.
Oof! Yeah, well, that's right.
I had the Eagles in, I think both of my survivor pools.
And then my girlfriend says to me to like, Who should I take? I said, All right, let's mix it up a little bit.
I don't love the colt at 8.
5, but they should be able to just at least win against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
No, not so much.
So now we're both out.
And, uh, yeah, now I'm looked at is the boyfriend doesn't know **** about better re by re by it is, You could dio you could do $40 in this one is to re by.
But judging off week one, I might just go week to week with my bets and see how that goes.
So those were actually the two games that I missed so well, I had the eagles.
Um what saved my weekend was I ran off 4 p.
To Sunday night to Monday night four Teamer, which which was which was not easy.
I mean, the first I had the Chargers at four o'clock.
I win because of a There's a J.
Green did not push off.
They should get a lot talking about.
The Bangles will hit them up later at the Kijana Carter jersey behind S O.
That was Guan that we got to Sunday night.
Similar thing had the Rams plus money.
Another call that was like Thanks. Graft.
Yeah, one which got me to Monday night.
I'm a Giants fan.
I go against the Giants because they're the worst.
Uh, the Steelers were my my biggest that once Miles Sanders was out for the Eagles.
I shifted my one straight bet to the Steelers.
Even though I am a Giants fan, That was cake.
Love seeing Big Ben back out there.
Dude, you having a great time? And then the last game was was Titans, Broncos, which wasn't easy either.
I had the Titans, they eked it out and that 1/4 teamer won me back all my losses from Yeah, Billy beat me five times.
I was very thankful there that the Broncos were over a couple t able to cover that three there.
You know, obviously the line was a lot different in a couple different spots.
You know, you had 2.
5 even saw it down at 1.
5 of the beginning of the day in some spots and to but getting it there were three.
That was the only way I was comfortable doing it.
I did have some thoughts about maybe going Broncos Moneyline.
And, of course, my heart would have been broken because, remember, the punter had that Unbelievable, uh, kick all the way down with the Kaufman corner there.
And you're thinking of yourself? Yes.
You know, like a like it's only feasible for the Titans to get into field goal range.
A. To that point, you're like, all right, got Stokowski.
He's not gonna make one, but it ended up being sweet, poetic justice that Gostkowski nails out at the end there.
And of course, you know, it was great to you.
Got your week saves, and I got my Bronco's back, which was worked over.
What you're saying is why we have this show you know, like black, end of the week.
I take the Titans, you take the Broncos, and somehow it worked out.
We're both winners.
You know that, Z That's why we're here.
And you know what? Where the taking sides moniker sort of came from with me, and now ah, segment that we're gonna do a little later is called Take a size where the two of us will be on opposite sides of something will hit We'll talk to you guys about that.
We'll both try to convince you why we're right.
And then hopefully we're both right, which is feasibly possible it Z but it could happen very tight, so, yeah, I know.
You know, you talked about your week one Thursday for me, it was great, you know, just hit on the Chiefs.
I actually took.
I wanted I took that line in, like, early August.
Once I saw it was chiefs below 10 and I was very happy with it.
So did that absolutely got destroyed with the brands and the Jets.
I'm a sucker for these teams trying toe, you know, improve themselves out there and again, we're gonna talk about the browns and a little bit.
I love them tonight, but there was something again.
You know, When the Browns and the Ravens played each other last year, the Browns were great.
You know, they ran all over the Ravens in Baltimore, and that was when they didn't have a good offensive line.
You know, you add, uh, kids names escaping me from the draft, and you add Congo from Tennessee.
Like, you know, that was supposed to be a good upgrade.
Now, granted, Cleveland playing their first game with the new head coach.
Yeah, I kind of see how how it started out a ride, but making it toe where it eventually landed in such a blow out of the game.
I definitely did not see that.
And then the jets, you know, like they really had a chance toe pull even there with the bills again to, you know, bills.
Get out to that 21. Nothing lead.
You're like, Oh, my God.
Like this is the worst that I ever made.
No, it was actually the Browns get That was the worst that that I ever made, but yeah, having those to lose that kind of helped us out there with the uh, with the Green Bay Packers.
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So your weight You had the bills and the browns? No jet.
You got your bad ones out of the way.
That's the look.
So well, two quick tidbits about the bones and then I guess we'll move into Thursday night.
So biggest 80 s cover margin of Week one.
Baltimore over Cleveland bread with seven.
They won by 32 plus 25.
But here's what The reason that was so bad.
Fewest points scored.
Verse team expectation.
The browns as well.
They were the over under number for them as a team was 20.
They scored six.
Put that where it should have been or what something was off.
It didn't click, but now you look at them short short week where you know they do they do that for money? Yes.
So short week, rookie coach