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Always, um that's what I thought I was gonna say one quick thing when we get started last night.
Lakers ensure Alex Holling co founder uh, cross over a tweet.
Right? And the tree was saying, um, it was a graphic of, like, the boats and stuff for the all M B A list, which is the first topic of today's show up here.
Um, and he said, all year people have been saying media and ****ysts and, like media folk about Santa Qala, is the best player in the world.
But when he actually went to go vote, Kwai Leonard was even on the first team.
He was on the second team and basically saying that That's what you know, that most of the stuff that people say is just for show and I treat responsible Hey, That's what we call itself the most of the points of sports.
It's not just some catchy slogan, because it's catchy, but it's not just some random slogan that we just start up.
And actually, I think we family after an interview with Stadium saying Really talked about this on 10 10 City by God, what is all of my words? Authenticity is that we have said, Hey, but, um, yeah, so it's not just some catchy slogan.
We probably believe that.
So anyway, let's get right into it.
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Let's get into the sports headlines September 17th.
We actually never mind change that.
I will introduce the first one I know. Like the list.
Or do you know the all MBA teams? You could go ahead if you want to.
I'll introduce you.
Take the second one.
So you introduced 234 Got it.
So last night or yesterday, all MBA teams are released.
Uh, for the most part, they were fine.
But there were a couple of notable players who were not who do not make the team, for example, um, rally bill did not make an all n b a team.
Uh, neither did, um What I really Bill Bradley Beal, That I'm making all the team.
So did, uh, Bamako Bio Angela view of the more notable ones that did not make it a Let me a team.
However, on also Chris Middleton and I make it a let me team, I'll call elections for you all MBA, first team.
We got Johannes LeBron.
The two unanimous all MBA first team selections, uh, combined with James Harden, Anthony Davis and looky don touch on the second team you got Kawhi Leonard Nicola Yokich Dame Dala Jala.
Call your baby mama Drama.
Uh, Chris Paul Pascal SIAC around the third team.
We got Jason Tatum, Jimmy, but will really go bare Ben Simmons and Russell Westbrook.
And I'm glad that gave Kris Poulsen respect.
I'm really happy, but I'm really happy with that.
That that that makes me that makes me smile.
Warner, who is the biggest snub on the from the all NBA team list.
You know, I know his team did not make the playoffs or even the playing games, but I I got to say, Bradley Beal I mean, that guy put up numbers that were similar to James Harden.
He was, I believe, the second leading score in terms of points per game this season.
And, you know, I feel like he deserves it.
He's a very, very You never hear Bradley Bill's name until it's like, Oh, he would be a great number two or oh, if he went to this team, they would be the favorite.
But you know, gives him respect to him.
Um, I think Bradley Bills one of the better guards in the game, Um, and and, you know, playing in Washington and the letter.
Their lack of success over his career has really I think put his his reputation kind of in the Dumpster, but he's a he can he can ball.
And I think he was the biggest scrub, Um, not scrub.
E Think he was the biggest player left off? Yeah, that's that's great.
I think that's fine as well.
And Bradley Beal? He's the easy perfect example of Don't get.
He doesn't get any credit because of the situation and the Team B's in because he's in Washington, right? So if he was in L.
Or even Market, even he would like if he was in New York.
Doing this in New York was trash.
He would be in all MBA selection, at the very least, So we need to give credit where credit is due to Bradley Beal on like he's.
He just dropped 30 points to six assistance here.
And while I just said that, um, it's not, I'm gonna going todo I'm going.
You got to put him instead of Ben Simmons, right? That's that's why I would have given on the spot.
Yeah, even if he's the 13 he still hasn't gotten a jump shot much less than three point shot.
He's kind of plateau in his career.
He's gotten better at what, uh, aspects of the game.
But he got injured.
And then the Sixers, you know, they were not a top seed, and then they lost.
And I know we're not supposed to count the playoffs in terms of should yeah, in terms of these selections.
But they did get eliminated the playoffs, and he was out, um, for for a good amount of time at the end of the season.
So you know I'm not.
I'm not too sure that he deserved it, especially over a guy like Bradley do.
And really quickly, for I give my select my biggest.
You know, you're the all N b A.
Teams should be given to the 15 best players.
Ben Simmons is not is not the top 15 player right now.
No disrespect to Ben Simmons, but and also that's just how little this should be.
Constructed should be the 15 best players and that given season, the NBA really, really limits, especially when now that we're into more position, less basketball.
The really the MBA really limits voters and in the fans.
As a result, in terms of two guards to forwards in the center to and I know sometimes you can stretch it for a guy like Anthony Davis, who plays some forward in some center, or, um, Jimmy Butler, who plays some garden, some forward, but you really the n b a limits himself.
And you know, this isn't my biggest gripe with the MBA, but maybe a little bit of change in the all NBA team voting.
Um, that'd be great.
I mean, the Rockets don't even have a center.
So yeah, my, my biggest snub.
I mean, again, back to what I said.
The 15 best players tell me where to go there This year was better than the amount of Bio or Joel Embiid.
And we're talking about impact.
Bam! Out of bile but low.
Nicola Yokich may be the most impactful center or big man center because A D is not a center center will impactful center to his team in the MBA because of how that offenses ran not through bam.
But bam is a big part of that offensive.
Lot of their actions involved band getting the shooters, like Tyler hero Duncan Robinson, open with connection defensively the block really quickly that block against Boston.
He goes with his right hand.
That's a foul and one he goes with.
He went with this left hand toe block that shot to seal the game bird from Miami just to go on a side tangent there.
But if we're talking about impact, Bam is the second most impactful center in the N B A.
At least this year.
So off the top 15 players, bam or and be I take over Rudy Gobert.
That's no disrespect, toe Rudy Gobert and I think I don't think you need a one e spots, which is another problem.
I mean, Joel Embiid had a better season than Ben Simmons did.
But Ben Simmons got in because because guard right, which is why I'm saying Screw the positions.
15 best players regarding up.
Is this because What if there's a year what it is a full year? And cats balling bands, bowling Nicola yokels, Borrego Bears card and these falling? They're all balling.
You gotta leave two of those five players off your list.
The MBA needs toe fix the way they format.
They're all MBA list, and here's actually I kind of have a suggestion.
If anybody Um, who has the power to do that is watching.
You have to have a one guard, one forward and one center, and you can have two wild card players that fixes it because now you don't have to have a guy like Simmons in.
You can put a guy like and beat or bam in or you know, if there was.
You know there's a lot of forwards that air that air eligible for.
These teams may be put in extra forward in and it can vary year to year and it just gives the voters some more flexibility.
And I think the fans would appreciate it more as well, really quickly.
Before we go on to the next topic.
I do want to say this.
My only gripe with the list that they got the list like the players are in it.
Besides again, like to go bare being in over and beat and bam and then veer off of it.
It's not a bad list.
I want my only potential gripe, I think and I think that's why I said it when we did our all NBA list of regular season.
I think I put day.
I think we did it.
For both. We did for both.
I think I put Dame over Luka.
Um, so that's my Onley gripe with it, But even then, I can't really complain too much.
It's a solid list, but you got You got to reconstruct the format.
It needs to be the 15 best players.
I think you could also put a guy like Butler Tatum in the fourth spot on the second team and drops.
Y'all come down the team.
I think I'll put the outcome on the third team in favor like, But we're on the second team, I believe.
So those small changes.
I mean, they got pretty much all the players right and pretty much all their teams, right? I'm satisfied with the first thing You could have put Dame Dollar in there, But I mean, if you think about it, Luca was the guy on the most efficient offense of all time.
So until the clutch, besides the one game for, um, so you know, I don't really have a grab against that.
Um, moving right along. Go, Sean.
What happens? Transition.
A little bit of the NFL.
What happens if the Browns lose and drop so into losing two to division rivals as well.
They play against the Bengals tonight, right? Yep.
If the Bangles we don't know.
Oh, my goodness.
Hey, the bankers will be, you know, in the last two meetings against the Browns, the Cleveland Browns lose. Tonight.
Um, we're talking about a cataclysmic, uh, turmoil in that in that front office.
I mean, on the front of what you found that team you're already seeing.
Trade rumors surfacing about Odell Beckham Jr.
Good thing I'm just trade rumors about although, uh, Baker Mayfield may.
And it pains me and six, that mad lover, Baker Baker.
But he may paying Holly Place tonight.
Maybe close to losing his starting.
Who's the brown back up? Okay, can I think Okay, E mean, he has experience with although, Kevin.
I wanna I wanna make a point that for you, um And I mean, if we got this question Kevin Stefanski a little bit and we were both relatively just e Freddie kitchens ran more play action, and Kevin's advancing did in week one, and we were complaining a lot about the lack of play action that Freddie Kitchen was running.
And, um and so, yeah.
Tonight Baker is the stuff of Odell has to play like a bona fide superstar wide receiver I gave them.
I put a bit of top 10 but I should not.
Where if you didn't put him in the top 10 Why receivers in our top 10 will receive a list? You couldn't be mad at you.
I put him in the top 10 because he is a top three wide receiver talent.
Box office of Stephen A.
Smith will call him.
He has to route running elite route running trades.
When he's healthy, he has to go up and catch ability.
He has to run the yards after catch or run out speed.
I mean, hey has athleticism. He's everything.
And he is not playing like a top, not even a top 10 by receiver thus far.
So he has to play well tonight because there are some other teams that could use some.
I mean, warning one of them, um so e I noticed.
I think the Monte Adams actually very underrated in football.
Um, and I make sure on this show that he is not going to get sick and be raving about really quickly, really quickly yesterday or the other day. I think it might be yes.
So you said When? When? When we're talking about the band, block yourself.
Well, when? When? When people talk about LeBron, Sean gets a little slighted.
When we talk about Aaron Rodgers or Davante Adams and negative way you get in your feelings, too. Let's continue.
Go ahead to your point a little bit.
Yeah, I definitely couldn't couldn't deny that 100% but, you know, it's just it's It's something when you when you see one of these great receiver talents just kinda wish they went back to the Giants E.
I mean, really, he was putting up huge numbers in New York, and, you know, you could make the argument that Oh, well, Odell's just I guess he Odell's a selfish player.
He can't play on a winning team, and when he's on the losing team, then he just puts up really good numbers when he's on a team that has the talent to win, then he drags him down.
But I don't think that's the case I think there's just the Browns need to figure out everything.
And, honestly, Freddie Kitchens.
I feel like it was a very, very good offensive coordinator for them once you.
Jackson got fired in Baker's first year, but he might have ruined Baker Mayfield's career and the Browns in this in this new chapter of their of their team, their history of this team, because just the cultural problems that he kind of let slide for for the first half of the season and then tried to fix you're gonna have to get a lot of new faces in there and Onley keep the guys who understand.
Like, you know, we're not winning in the.
The only reason the only way we're gonna win is a culture change and and just ship everybody out.
And that might be getting rid of a guy like Odell or Baker, Jarvis, Landry or even a Nick Chubb.
Despite how much I love Nick Chubb, some defensive guys offensive line, you might just have toe kind of retool this whole team in order to kind of stem out these cultural problems in the locker room.
Also, I noticed you picked up Alan Lazard on your fantasy team think that was a mistake? I'm just saying I wouldn't get too high on him or NVs yet.
That's why it's not starting this week.
Okay? I'm gonna win this week, by the way.
Well, let's Rogers puts up another 41.
You need c D 67 this week.
All right, one our next topic.
Um, so going back to basketball, we went n b a NFL back to the N b a.
Another kind of maybe culture problem, you could say.
How much blame does Doc Rivers get or deserve in this clippers kind of falling apart this season? Um, you know me very, very well.
So when, like, you know what I do like for basketball, Like outside of S h.
So my favorite part of what I do outside Shh! He's not practice.
The game is watching film and watching what our team can do better what we did.
Well, what we didn't do well, but more importantly, what the other team does really well and how we can stop that And what they don't do really well, how we can exploit it now.
with Doc Rivers Offensively, I don't think you could blame him at all, because if you're drawn up decent stuff and your guys, your two star players are wetting the bed squalor had 12 points in the first half.
You have two points on one for 11 shooting in the second half.
Zero points in the fourth quarter.
George had 10 points on four on for 16 shooting, so your two star players combined for 10 for 38 or 10 for 40.
Forget which number it was.
That's not your fault.
Fault is defensively and how you and how you guard and how you decided to defend the other team's best sets in their best, uh, players.
And what what I saw that the Clippers could not do.
They didn't know what they were doing with that little two man, our two man ball screen action with Jamal Murray and the cola Yo Kage.
They didn't know what to do and how to defend that.
It was it was easy pickings for this for that Denver Nuggets offense Earlier in the Siri's Nuggets couldn't hit shots, and the ball was a little stagnant. You.
The Nuggets went they started off with the two man ball screen action and the floor opened up for them, and it will be some cases.
You Oh my gosh, you don't know if you know what a drop coverage is Warner for for a ball screen action, but you do not drop.
You do not play drop coverage.
When the pick and roll action on a guy that is drop in the midst of dropping 40 points, You don't everything he shoots.
You can't do that.
You don't play drop coverage.
That's an instance where you say no, I'm gonna get Yokich.
Okay, I'm blowing.
Either you blow the screen up, but you can't really Blissett with Murray and Yokich.
That's out of the equation, right? You can't really do that.
So you have to blow the screen up right? Or or you play tight on your kitchen and you get over that dead on screen.
Make it tough for Jamal Murray.
The Clippers did not do that in the second.
Part of the question was should be fired.
First, although I think could be fired.
No, because they're already stopped this.
Multiple rumors like Kendrick Perkins, Sanders they're gonna blow it up.
Other, more credible sources.
I guess you could say are saying that the Clippers are going to go one more shot at it, especially because Kawhi Leonard went to L.
A due to the fact that Doc Rivers is going to be the head coach.
So I don't think it's gonna be part he shouldn't be fired.
I don't want him to be fired.
Um, but yeah, yeah, yeah, he deserves some blame, especially on the defensive side of the ball.
Offensively, you know, your two star players what, 10 for 38 in the biggest game of the season.
This is not his fault, at least. Offensively.
Yeah, I think you've got to give huge props to Michael Malone.
Uh, the coach for the Nuggets.
I mean, just the way that he rebounded and and kinda used.
I mean, I'm assuming, as you said, the film.
I'm assuming he just He looked at the film in both the series The Jazz, Siri's and and the Clippers.
Siri's coming back from down 31 e.
I mean, it kind of almost feels easier now that, you know, LeBron did it a few years ago in the finals, and now the Nuggets have done it twice.
It's not an easy thing, Thio accomplish, And when you accomplish that once in any given playoff, Siri's it's amazing.
But they've done it twice, and I think that's huge credit to the players willing to learn and fix their mistakes.
And Coach Malone, just coaching coaching is behind off and and and getting these guys ready to play.
And, you know, take advantage of what of what the Clippers do defensively on on their kind of pick and pop action with Murray and Yokich.
Or take advantage of the Clippers offensively and make make those guys like George and Co.
I not be able to hit their shots.
Um, our podcast right there really quickly.
It's not also like, Let's not let Kawhi Leonard Paul, George Hook.
I'm not saying you are.
It's not like the Nuggets.
This something crazy defensively that made it ultra tough for Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to get Thio toe to make every shot tough.
Ah, lot of those shots or especially down the stretch in Game five.
I talked to you relatively shortly are shortly after game five.
I almost died watching that game because the Nuggets defense was so atrocious and the fact they won that, I mean, just just right and the Clippers just getting by a shot.
Game seven. A lot of the shots in the fourth quarter.
They just could not find the basket.
So sorry to cut you off there.
And I follow up.
Question when you're done explaining, but yeah.
So let's not let quality Paul George off the hook.
Yeah, definitely, Definitely.
Don't let them off the hook.
I'm just saying, I think Coach Malone did a great job of bringing his guys back, and he's got another tough matchup against the Lakers coming up.
Yeah, fun, I would have.
If the Nuggets beat the Lakers, I might not show I might not show up.
Uh, it would just be me for an hour and a half.
I'm just laughing.
I might not show up.
I mean, I mean, like, we'll be in the middle of an NFL topic and then on then it'll be like, Yes.
So Aaron Rodgers did this and then actually thinks pass on 3rd and 14.
Hey, um, is LeBron in the finals this year.
Thank you, but here's my here's my question to you, Warner.
Really quickly probably move on.
Do you think the Clippers should adjust anything to the rise like potentially a Paul George trade again? Oh, are anything else? Um, I don't think they should trade Paul George, because I just I don't think unless they can get somebody who they are.
You know, Doc, just his 1000% sure in.
And he could make this crazy scheme for and and him plus Plus, Leonard would be truly amazing.
I think they should get another or or a really a top notch defensive center, Um, or at least try to.
I think they should hang on Thio Jordan.
And it's it's very, very, very likely that that that Harold's not coming back, Um, and and then you have a guy like Lou Will was kind of an offensive specialist, and you gotta have a guy like Pat Bev who's a defense of specialist, but they're both aging, and so I think you know, you want to add a little bit, but I don't say you blow it up or get rid of a guy like Paul George, Um, the clippers of a bunch of outside co eyeliner. Paul George.
A one sided players.
There's not a guy on that team that it's at least decent on both sides of the ball. Patrick Beverley.
He is a defensive specialist.
He is not productive consistently.
He could make a shot, but he's not some guy you want to say that that could create his own basket.
Absolute liability defensively.
Zoo botch a force on the offensive glass.
Kind of a liability defensively mantra as Harold.
Great with the energy.
Great on a fence.
Ah, July ability.
You go up against the elite Biggs in the game.
My point is, here's what I think the Clippers need.
I don't know if it takes the Paul George trade.
You got to go get somebody.
When? When? When you look at that offense, you gotta go get somebody that can that can initiate the offense.
I don't to go back toe.
I watched a clip of birth take earlier.
Hey, um, you know, I just said earlier in the first topic about the all NBA teams.
How nobody really involves Bradley Bill's name in any sentence.
Tick support? Favorite.
But how about if a Bradley Beal went over? Because, I mean, he can ball handle.
I think that's what the Clippers need.
I think the Clippers need a guy that can initiate that that can initiate the offense, be a little bit of playmaker but can create his own shot.
Bradley Beal fits that role, so if you can get a Bradley Beal for Paul George, I do that deal.
E don't think they would straight up do it.
But I think you could coax him into doing that.
That deal, especially if the Wizards or maybe wanna then ship Paul George off somewhere to another contender and get a bunch of picks or young young talent forum.
So So Basically, I'm saying I think the Clippers need because we look out Max.
Max Kellerman is a smart guy, but he is sometimes the most illogical, dumb ****yst.
He's like he's like Warren when his seizes take going south, going bad, he's like he doesn't he just runs it straight into the ground.
He doesn't he doesn't know when to stop like wrong.
Hey, although he might be wrong, he might be right about the Tom Brady Cliff thing.
That's the only thing. That's the Onley.
Take it right when he first said it right.
It looks like years what it took, like, two years at the least.
So he still wasn't technically right.
Um, but he says something.
I was like, That's actually kind of smart.
He's kind of right.
He says, Like when you look at that Clippers offense, will they have initiating the offense right now amongst the starters? Pat the ball so I can handle the ball.
But he's not the player.
He's not a playmaker.
I don't trust scores.
The Raptors still had Kyle Lowry.
Our rev and bleed CIA comes gotten better at initiating the offense now. Kawai.
I've seen it a lot because they just lost in three down, 31 up 31 she quiet.
I'm just saying on day, he said rumors.
They're saying he felt that Toronto couldn't the championship again and that's kind of disrespectful.
Hey, they made it further than you.
I mean, I know they both got eliminated the second round game seven, but they're Siri's.
I think was more competitive, and you let them come back.
Um, that was a fun topic.
I kind of made call myself a little bit of a hypocrite with the Bradley deal thing, but I think that would be really cool.
Uh, boko over there, um, going to the relevant l a team now who's under more pressure in this Game one And who needs it Mawr, the Lakers or the Nuggets? I'm not like your fan, like, you know, like a max or any other ****ysts who just like they support their team.
And they think that they could never do anything wrong.
So, under more pressure than one game one tomorrow night, here's the Here's the Here's the reason why I first off.
Um, while the Lakers have won 88 of the 1st 10 playoff games, they're not the team that just won back to back time.
And that Denver team right now they feel they could be and compete with any team in the league.
And heck, team has got to be through the roof, right? And heck, they feel that they could probably want the MBA championship this year.
That's number one.
Number two again.
They just came off of a 31 series back to back 31 coming down to that country one toe win, a Siri's.
You got to come on in Game one and probably even game, too, as well.
This ain't that we are superior to you to you in search your dominance.
This is the Siri's that Anthony Davis has to prove to me that he is legitimate, topped by bona fide player.
We're going to see this is a better big.
I'm not saying I think it's gonna be Yokich, but I'm not saying not either.
LeBron needs to continue to prove that he's the best player in the world.
The Lakers role players have to continue to step up.
Besides the game once in both syriza Lakers role players have stepped up big time in both serious, and it continued to do with this.
My Lakers do not sleep on this Denver Nuggets team because if you do so, I may not be able to record with Warner for about for at least until the finals over, and they release M V p at least right s.
And if you want that to happen and, uh, go ahead. But please.
Here's what Here's what I'll say the Dodgers would have toe win the World Series.
Finally for you, Meteo.
Shut up about the Lakers lose and then the Chargers without to beat the Chiefs this week or something.
I don't know what Dodgers don't disappointment.
My Dodgers also clinched a playoff spot in the Reds are getting a little hot at the right time.
Like, right now, I'm just hoping it's not too late to be honest with you, the 16 right now that we are definitely catching a little bit of fire.
Yep. But, Warner, go ahead.
Your thoughts all Wait, wait, wait. Sorry.
Really quickly, but yeah, again and again.
I said, think I said this yesterday.
The Lakers have something again that the that the Clippers and the Jazz, the Jazz ever to go bare and all world defensive center.
But his versatility and be able to come out and defend on the perimeter is a a Yes, it's a little limited compared to an Anthony Davis.
Well, I think I mean, I hope He's don't want guard Nicola okay, because it is big buckets for for the whole yoga.
So I will call out Anthony Davis if he is not guarding Nicola Yokich in Game one.
Here's what I got to say.
Are you kidding me? The Nuggets just came back from 31 How are they under any pressure? I think that's wrong.
Actually, I think the Nuggets are under more pressure to win Game one, and that's based on one thing and one thing only.
When you are an athlete, sometimes you can get too confident and you can think you can do things that you can.
The competition in this Siri's is greater than they have faced this year because it is three Western Conference finals, and it's really supposed to be every year, the two best teams in the West facing off in a seven game series to see who gets to be the best team in the West.
I'm gonna say the Nuggets are under more pressure just because I don't want them to get too high on themselves.
Hey, we just came back from 310 man, we did it again.
Let's go and then maybe They don't try his hard game one or game, too, or they lose those games and they and they say to themselves, whatever.
I mean, we'll just come back 31 again.
And then by the time Game four comes around and they're down 15 to start the second half and their coaches talking and they don't know what he's talking about because maybe they lacked on the film study a little bit.
We're taking it too easy now.
They're like, Oh, crap, this is the end of our season.
We're about to get swept in the Western Conference finals.
We didn't really prove anything to anybody and and that's that's why I think they're under more pressure toe win game.
They win Game one, then they can't relax, but they can.
They can kind of prove some people wrong.
I kind of see the point you're trying to make.
But the same time these air professional athletes that have proven that that, you know, did they know how to prepare themselves and also, um, the Nuggets have also they they said it themselves.
They feel no pressure whatsoever.
They're playing free, They're not the team.
They're not the team that in the preseason.
Like the Nuggets, they themselves felt like they kicking people a championship this year.
But nobody else.
Everybody. Everybody will stand.
Lakers, Clippers, bucks.
Maybe the Celtics a day at 66 or Celtics that the Celtics can figure it all out with Kemba and maybe Houston.
If they could figure it out right, That's it. That's it.
They're not getting that.
So they don't feel any additional pressure besides the pressure they put on themselves.
Okay, the Lakers are the team that going into the season were were at least the second highest, the second biggest favorite to win the NBA championship this year.
Not the Denver Nuggets.
So e think they proved, Hey, they they don't play with no pressure.
They don't feel any added pressure on them.
They're playing freely there, enjoying each other.
They're having a bunch of fun right now, playing together and as a team, I think this would be a competitive.
I think l A will win in six.
I don't expect off the LeBron, by the way, is 14 and know when he has a 31 lead on the team.
Just point that out there.
I don't think l a and we go 31 I don't think we'll blow a 31 lead.
I'm a knock on with, just in case.
Uh, I've worded that any kind of way.
I just knocked on wood.
Um, I'm not I'm not worried, but this is not no walk in the park.
Denver is tough.
I think this would be a good Siri's toe watch.
I'm excited for it.
I'm ready for it.
All right, John, you're on sick with the NBA action. Right here.
So, Game Two is tonight.
Boston in Miami.
Update on Gordon Hayward's condition.
Gordon Hayward for the first time since going down in game one of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals of the first quarter forms.
That sounds weird.
Like you say. I don't know why.
Um, it it sounds weird coming out of the mouth, but he is currently being listed as doubtful for game two tonight against against my.
That means he's not gonna play unless they're up by 30.
When you when you hear questionable and doubtful question no means he's going to play.
Doubtful means he's not playing.
I'm just saying that because the first time since the mind that Philly Game one in the first round that has been changed from out to doubtful me.
They're serious progress we made.
And he also if I believe he practiced heavily 15 prior to Game one.
So there's definitely progress being made in each, and it looks like he is getting closer is.
Actually, he's actually the report.
Gordon Hayward did not practice with the team on Monday, but did go through hard work out afterwards.
Okay, so they're probably coming back.
And probably Game three or Game four, depending on how well he does in his workout.
If they want, if they want to reintroduce them.
Team Grade three Angle friend.
I believe that was to report Boston lost game won by three points.
We're looking sorry.
We've got a little bit more people or what? That Yeah.
Who are you looking for? To step up tonight for Boston in game two.
I'm looking for Kim Walk.
Kemba Walker, I think can't did a man.
He's considered a Max guy and All Star potential.
All MBA player, Right guard when he was with Charlotte.
He has not played all n b a little for, that's for sure.
And I don't know if he's played like Supermax kind of basketball.
Um, so I think if he can put in a good 25 and and all things being equal than I think the Celtics should easily take this game meeting the scoreboard will look like the Celtics kind of had it going for the whole time.
They're gonna win by 678 points.
Um, it's not gonna be easy game, but it's they're gonna win by a bigger margin than just one or two shots.
If Kembo does not play well, then I think the heat, because that's just one less the guy they have to guard and one more guy they could go at on the offensive side.
Because Kemba is not the great world's greatest defender.
And I know the Celtics have actually really, really good defense outside of Kemba Walker with Marcus Smart, Jalen Brown, Tatum entice.
But you find that one liability on the defensive side of the ball and you attack them and then you forced him take him out the game, Then he's never gonna be able to find his rhythm, So if he can find his rhythm early and be putting putting the ball in the hoop at a really good clip in the first, maybe even second Quarter.
Then I think the Celtics should, um, win this game.
But But if that doesn't happen, I think the heat is growing up too well.
Yeah, Miami in Game one had about practically four players in a 20 point margin.
Um, I think I think they had, like, they were like, four points from, um, Kemba in Brown combined short, but by 17 and 19 from those talk about Miami. Miami at four.
Um, Boston, in the regular season are the first team, uh, ever.
That's like the Golden State when Katie, Clay and Step have 3 20 point per game scores on their team with, um Tatum Camba.
And once it was Gordon Hayward as well during the regular season like pre bubble.
Um, with that being said, Kemba Walker has to step up big time tonight.
I'm agreeing with you 100% here.
Kemba Walker needs to step up big time tonight, but he doesn't again.
I said there about e said yesterday about here.
No, Gordon Hayward and then Kemba Walker.
Not playing particularly was about right here.
But with Kemba Walker playing wealth and then whip Gordon Hayward there are about here.
So so they think, right, this Boston team when they are firing on all cylinders, we saw what they could do to the Lakers back in February with Jason Tatum was dropping 41.
The Lakers couldn't do anything about it.
This Celtics team is the biggest threat to the Lakers right now.
But what Campbell playing like this? No, Gordon Hayward.
Boston is in trouble.
They need a win tonight, and it starts with their point guard, Kemba Walker.
We know what Jason Tanz gonna do.
Marcus Smart has stepped up his role now that Gordon Hayward's been knocking down perimeter shots and playing well defensively, Jalen Brown has stepped up this season as well.
Plan like a star caliber guard, a future All star in the making? No, that is a Kemba Walker.
Kemba Walker needs to step up tonight.
I'll give him credit.
He's not Paul George.
And while everyone will say Paul George is the nicest guy in the world, all that I don't care.
Paul George is one of my least favorite players because it's an excuse for everything.
Just shut up and own it.
And that's what Kemba Walker is doing.
So I Boston away in Game two tonight.
I don't think they're going to go down.
Oh, to tow this Miami team because they know how detrimental it could be.
Brad Stevens gave Miami a lot of credit, so they know how good Miami is.
They're not getting their not sleeping on Miami.
I like Boston went tonight.
However, I will say this Warner Jayson Tatum.
He's the been daggone game tonight.
He has to close the game out and that that's what that's what top 10 players do.
You saw Jimmy Butler.
Would it matter most? He had a clutch three in the fourth.
He had a clutch three in the corner towards the end of the fourth quarter, I believe.
And then he had to go ahead and one, uh, layup with Tatum guarding him on my dad, with Tatum guarding him.
So, um, that that that's what top 10 caliber players do.
And Jason Tatum needs to close the game out tonight for Boston and went, I think they will win.
I have Boston and seven.
I might have to change my pick in Miami wins tonight.
All right, let's finish this episode up right now. Sean.
All right, so here is a new thing. We're really quick.
Got my water right here.
Hey, you know what, Sean E? I really don't want to show you up.
Well, I got this diet jug on my desperate care.
I don't care what you have.
Oh, and boiled boy, I feel hydrated already.
E don't care what you have.
Okay, That's a big can of water for no reason.
Well, here's what we're gonna do.
So every week, I'm a keep track of the NFL games, and we're going to make predictions for each team at the end of the season.
Whoever has the best record in terms of predictions between me and Warner, when we'll have to buy, we'll receive lunch from the other person.
Yea, I'm joking.
All right, but anyway, Warner.
Each week we do seven games.
First game for a week to is the Browns and the Bengals.
Thursday Night Football tonight Warner Brown's Bengals.
Are we doing the over under is Well, Sean, you under the Let's do the over under the over under for this game, I think is 43 a half.
Um, double check that you have 43 a half is the over under.
I'm going to pick the hometown team on the over.
I think it's gonna be a higher scoring game.
I think the Bangles air coming out gun and come out charged up.
Um, well wanting to I mean, wanting to just continue beating the Browns down like they're not even a football team.
And and I think they're gonna show up and show out.
I think Joe Burrow is gonna be, uh, Joe Burrow Anti Higgins.
Those rookies, they're gonna be very, very excited to be playing the first prime time game.
And as long as Mr Calf Cramp doesn't doesn't pull another one, then e don't even think he's in the injury report this week.
That that's the worst part.
I don't I think the Bengals we're gonna win this one.
I'm taking Bangles in the over.
Um, I'm gonna take the Browns on the over.
I think I think it's gonna be a little bit more of a blowout like 31 17 blow up like two touchdown game.
Um, the Bengals struggle with struggled against the charge of my charges pass rush last year.
That offensive last week.
Offensive line? What? That is absolutely atrocious.
Uh, if I'm being completely honest with you, Myles Garrett is.
It's amongst the elite pass rushers, and I am hoping that God, the Bronx run because we talked about the ramifications.
If Cleveland does not win tonight Baker, Mayfield, Odell and I just want to see Warren Space and see his reaction if the Browns win and beat Joe Burrow.
Even though I will say this, Joe Burrow lives for these prime time in the big light moments.
But I think legal win tonight.
You said the overcorrect.
I said the over. That's correct.
I'm keeping track all these.
I don't try to pull anything.
I'm keeping track of its 12 so you don't try to pull anything.
All right? Right.
Um, game number two Shaun.
Uh, game number two.
We're gonna wear to stay with the primetime games.
Gotten Sunday Night Football rematch of Super Bowl 49.
Got Super 49 the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks.
Different quarterbacks this time around, however, Warner you got and you could tell me the over under or whatever, because I don't know that.
All right, um, I've got the Seahawks.
I think they're pretty obvious pick.
Um, Cam Newton just doesn't have the weapons to 30.
And I know the Patriots have a really, really nice defense.
What? Seattle's defense isn't half bad, either.
And, um, the way the weapons on the offenses stack up, I I think the Seahawks gonna be able to take this one.
I think they're gonna be able to take it pretty handily.
I think it's gonna be one of those games.
It's kind of close, but not close to the same time.
Like the Seahawks go wire to wire.
Um, but, you know, the Patriots kind of answer.
Maybe the Seahawks get a touchdown.
The Patriots get a field goal.
The sea ice had a field.
All the Patriots go three and out, then touchdown.
Then touch down within the Patriots.
Answer with the touchdown.
So there's gonna be one of those games right now.
The over under is at 45.
I'm gonna pick the under.
I think it would be a low scoring game.
Um, I'm gonna go with the under a swell.
I thought about that.
New in New England.
God may be the best secondary in football, especially with that cornerback depth J C J.
I just let off with J. C. Jackson.
I'm disrespectful, Stefan.
Jesse Jackson, Jr.
Was that secondary together? I mean, he really just makes it down the Patriots, z rude, but all seriousness, Stefan, get more J C. Jackson.
Yeah, Yeah, I got I got cl in the under.
There's there's too much talent on that offense.
Even though I think I'm gonna go with the under a swell I think Seattle secondary is gonna be trouble for I mean, I Seattle New England secondary is gonna be a little bit of a troublemaker for young receiver, like came at Cap and the rest of receiving court, which, after Metcalfe and lock is kind of thin s o.
I got I got Seattle in this one would be under all right.
And the last game, uh, prime time game, anyway, is Sunday Monday Night football saints in the Raiders? Right now.
The word is, uh, Michael Thomas.
As of the moment.
So Warner ST Traders, Monday Night Football she opening by the way of the Raiders.
You want me to go first? You know, I'll make my pick, but go ahead.
What you're talking about with the stadium.
This is the Raiders opening game in their new stadium in Las Vegas, but go ahead.
Okay, here we go.
Ready? Don't you dare.
Can I go first? At least Kind of go first, because I have a feeling I know what you're going to go with.
Can we Can we end up changing our picks? If Michael Thomas comes back E then I got the Raiders.
Um, e get the Raiders as well.
Um, I just don't have any faith in in, um, Emmanuel saying he was targeted.
What, Five times had three catches for 15 yards.
Um, which is not what You want to see your number one receiver this week? Assuming my t doesn't come back, um, put up.
So I've got I've got the Raiders winning this game, Uh, you know, Hey, why not? See the Raiders go to and then to start the season when their first game, uh, when the first game in the new stadium.
And you know how Raiders fans are.
And and I think they're gonna be cheering as hard as they can from their couch watching it on on the TV.
Um, the over under is 49.
I think I'm gonna pick the under.
Um, actually, e go, I'm I'm a pick the over because I don't think you pick the android.
It I'm 50 under because I don't think I don't think the Raiders, they're gonna be able to score that much on the Saints defense because the Saints still have a good defense.
But I think the Saints are really gonna be able to do as much as they would like to without Michael Thomas.
Okay, so I was gonna go over just to disagree, but I'm gonna agree. Alright.
Next Game one, we're gonna go back and forth now, so I will introduce.
I'll ask you as the next one, so on. All right.
Um, ratings for that one. Correct. Yeah.
You down for the Raiders? Our next game? Cowboys and falcons, both teams on one both teams way had some positive things and some negative things to say about them when we drove preseason power ranking.
Cowboy teams, they are like your They're eerily similar.
I mean, both have really talented teams with so so quickly with with so so head coaches and just they always under achieve every year.
I mean, um, this this game, I think is gonna be interesting.
I think we're going to see the Cowboys come up on top.
I just don't feel comfortable taking the Falcons.
Um, they how, man.
I mean, it's the Falcons on.
I know it's the Cowboys to.
And despite how much I dislike cowboys, I gotta say, the cow was gonna take this one.
Let me see what the over under is, though.
What do you figure that out? I'm gonna take the I'm gonna take the Falcons on this one.
Um, because one of the things that why I pick the Cowboys winning division this year I thought their offense with that three headed monster, potentially a wide receiver couple was sick.
You, Elliot, and that Prescott at quarterback.
I thought that offensive schedule some potential.
They have not thus far.
And we know that this Atlanta Falcons team is gonna light up the scoreboard.
And also this Falcons offense ate the Los Angeles Rams people, It ain't they.
This Dawkins team is gonna light up the scoreboard.
They're going to stop the stat sheet.
I got the Falcons, and unless the over under is in the sixties, I got the over 52 a half crab.
Okay? It was pretty close.
I'm still take the over.
I think it could be a high scoring game.
And who's who's got to stop Julio Jones and Calvin, really, and their pass rush? Oh, we'll leave.
Nobody e got the focus will be over.
I got the Cowboys with over.
I think it's gonna be a higher scoring game to these defense's or post suspect former.
And while the offenses at times are suspect as well, I think I have more faith in the offense of the Cowboys than I do with the Falcons.
All right, I'm actually gonna I'm gonna introduce the next one so you can go first on your Packers.
I could go first on my Chargers deal.
All right, that's fine.
Next game it is the Rams and the Eagles flashback to 2017.
It was the Rams that ended.
Carson Wentz is n v p probably NDP season when he towards a seven.
I was kind of Carson once this fall, just a little bit.
Um, Warner, We got eagles in Rams Week, Week two, Rams wanna know eagles to another start.
Oh, and want to start e I got the Rams.
I don't want to overreact too much to the Eagles losing against an unnamed team, but I I don't have very much faith in them.
And I mean, I mean, the rams air the Rams are very, very top heavy team.
And I think the way you beat the Eagles is with a bunch of top heavy talent that the Eagles aren't necessarily anonymously deep team.
In fact, they're they're kind of They kind of have a lack of death.
And I think you know, Darius slay on that defense is gonna be able to put in some work.
But on the other side, there's Jalen Ramsey.
And you know, a guy like John Johnson.
Um, you know the Aaron Donald.
Of course, with that banged up offensive line, I I got to say I think the Rams are gonna win this one and put themselves in a Very, very, very good.
Start a good spot in that loaded west.
Also, the over under is 46.
I'm going to take the under.
Yeah, I'm gonna take the Los Angeles Rams.
Uh, no, I'm taking, I'm taking I'm gonna take the Los Angeles Rams as well.
I don't trust the Eagles, because the Eagles offensive line to start that game against the rest.
Okay, they're doing fine.
And then in that second half, it was just It was just mayhem.
Chase Young Got it going.
And you go from Chase Young Aaron.
Donald's coming legit towards Carson. Went to space.
Okay, Um hey, like he's not coming around him.
He's coming towards him right at his freaking face.
Um uh, coming around the edge.
It's not Taylor Jones coming around the edge or change.
Gonna come around the edge.
Is Aaron freaking Donald coming straight at you? So and then offensively, I trust Sean McVeigh a little bit more than Doug Peterson, especially with Doug Peas, and has no weapons toe to kind of work with.
Eso is Carson Wentz.
Um and even if they did, I mean, they got Jalen Ramsey on the opposite side.
of the field who who could just shut that down instantly? Um, I was kinda while while I gave credit to Mike McCarthy, still looking like he doesn't want to call plays in the modern NFL, the Rams defense looked solid at the very least.
Lisa Bend don't break defense.
Uh, I got the Rams and a surprising to a no star.
I don't think very many people, including myself, would have picked them toe beat the Cowboys opening night.
And then now, tonight.
But we want and then go going to and beat the Eagles.
I got the Rams in the under because I expect to see more from the same from the Cowboys.
I expect the Rams.
So when we Week two with the, uh um under with the under us, well, if I get the rest of the under, you know, I think the thing with the Rams is just two years ago, they went 13 and three and lost in a historically terrible toe watch Super Bowl.
Um, then we see them go.
What? They went 97 last.
They go 79 they want, I think they went 97 last year.
They had, uh, a former M V P frontrunner and Todd Gurley be banged up all season, not be anywhere near his best self.
You saw Jared golf kind of take a step back.
Cooper Cup was out and they had a underwhelming season despite getting Jalen Ramsey.
Now you see them.
They have a very, very top heavy roster.
Todd Gurley's in Atlanta.
You have, you know, kind of a show that he can run last week.
I will give them that kind of a question of running back before the season started.
Always, You're always gonna have a question about Jared Dolphin quarterback.
He's had a very, very strange career.
Um, and then defensively, they're just They're not a very deep team.
They're very top heavy team, and sometimes it's good.
Sometimes that's really, really bad.
Like when injuries strike.
So, you know, I think they were really, really underrated.
It's kind of it's kind of like how how the Packers went.
They didn't really do much in the draft, and free agency Packers were really criticizing the draft.
Then they come out and put 40 so rightfully so.
But just because you draft something for the future doesn't mean you major team progressively worse.
And I think the Packers showed that with the 43 piece they just put on the Vikings and cancer showing.
And I think the Rams were showing that against, you know, beating a team like Dallas, who was probably favorite to win the division.
And I've already explained most of the 34 points came from, so I don't need to touch.
It's still 34 points.
Let's talk about the pack.
The Mourners Packers.
They face the Lions in Week two.
You got the lion's won a couple of teams last year.
That dig is the Packers.
A couple of little I mean I mean, it was e.
Are you kidding? It was It was competitive.
It was competitive.
Of course, The Packers.
We're gonna win.
Come on now, E means the Lions they have.
They haven't unproven Jeff ***uda.
This will be a second game of his career.
No more Darius Slay.
No more quandary.
Digs and and I mean, yes, they have.
They have a nice running game with John Jay Swift and and carry on Johnson, and that is our weak spot.
They also have really nice receivers they have overall talented offense.
Sean Tyson. Question.
Can you one person in there starting offensive one? Because I e I mean, I'm gonna be straight up with you.
I don't know anybody in their offensive line.
And I do know some guys named, Well, Kenny Clarke's question.
But I know a guy named Za Darius Smith and Preston Smith and also Rashawn Gary who are are at the worst average pass rushers and at the best all pro pass rushers.
And so, um, I think you know, we have Green Bay has a good enough secondary to be able to contain.
Um, they're they're wideouts, um, and and a good enough pass rush to commit.
Even if they can't contain the White House, they're gonna end up doing it just based on the sole factor that Matt Stafford has. No time.
I'm slightly concerned about the run game.
I think this is gonna be a big prove a week for the run defense of the Packers.
And then offensively, I mean, unless Aaron Rodgers breaks his collarbone and we have to see Jordan love play, then, um, I don't think there's any way that, uh, that Detroit can win um, the over under for that game.
Let's see the over under, um, for this game, first of all, the Packers were favored.
68% on the over under is 49.
I'm going to pick the over.
Um, I think the Lions can do a good amount of scoring on our defense.
Um, and I think that we are going to blow the top off of the lines defense.
So can we play the horn? Remember? Remember, this is showing up there the week every week, having upset of the week.
The Detroit Lions are just upset.
The great the great J e don't know, Do not ruin your career because you want to get at me saying the factors they're gonna lose.
Come on now, don't ruin yourself like that.
You could have had the Raiders as you're upset of the week.
I mean, no, that's not That's not upset because Michael Thomas is it playing, So I mean, dang.
And if he was playing, that would have been my upset of the weekend.
As much as I love my Chargers, that's not happening.
Even though even though too bad picks Lions and the Chargers, the win because the Chiefs were gonna patch charge.
Patrick Mahomes has struggled the most.
If you look at this as previous games, you struggle most against charges just went out there.
But seriously, like you pointed out, the Packers weakness is that run defense.
Against the Vikings, they allowed 6.
1 yard for yard for Carrie and two touchdowns on the Vikings run game.
The only saw Dalvin cook carry the ball 12 times in that game.
Matthew Stafford is a better quarterback than Kirk Cousins.
As much as I love Kirk Cousins, you like that wonder.
I'm okay with your pick because I know it's gonna be wrong.
So now I get advantage going into Week three.
And you admitted that Kirk Cousins wasn't as good as you thought he was.
No, I said, Matthew, I never said Kirk cousin was because I thought it was.
I said Matthew Stafford was better than Kirk Cousins.
You and me, we got to come up with with some quarterback ranking because I'm really curious because you say Matt Sa***e better than Kirk and you have Matt Stafford in the top 10 actually might be a top 10. Q b.
Okay, we need to do that.
We need to do that list.
Okay? But But seriously, And if we're talking about the death of the wide receiving corps, the lions have more depth at wide receiver.
Different targets for, uh, for Matthew.
Staff from top off alliance.
Why Cork president working? Who's the number three receiver? I mean, they don't have gone if they have gone create if they had taped Golladay and marveling.
Golladay Marvin Junk.
Danny Amendola, who had five catches for 81 yards.
TJ Hopkinson is getting trust from Matthew Stafford.
Okay, so what about the backups? Because some people are gonna get tired.
Don't even say I was saying Really? You do not even say Geronimo Allison either.
Don't say it saying, Well, you do not even say that Geronimo Allison is a drama.
I quit, but Siri All right, um, so you got the lion's what allows theory, but also be over the only way they beat the Packers and I and my upset of the week discovered my new gim****.
I haven't said the week every week.
Onley way that happens is if, um they go, the other is gonna have to be a high scoring game, and the Packers gave up 34 points last week.
Oh, man, you know, the Chargers have a 28.
8% chance to win this game, according to ESPN ****ytics.
I'm not I'm not. I'm not. I'm not.
I'm not taking the charges.
I said that She Chiefs Chargers whose wedding and over on the over over underline 47 a half.
I'm a couple under, actually again.
Had to go home throughout his career had struggled the most against the Chargers defense and including last year when Derwin James missed both meetings last year.
He go ahead, Warner.
I couldn't really I couldn't really hear you there for a second.
But again, uh, last year, even without Derwin James, he's still kind of struggles.
I don't want to hear that Charters pass. Rush is healthy.
I like the Chiefs, though, because my Children offense candid, healthy for now.
So you gotta chief.
You know what? I got to choose 47 if it was, like 40 or $45 over, but I think it's I think it'll be like 24 2024 17 something around that area.
I don't see the trial.
I don't think I don't see the Chiefs blowing the scoreboard up.
So I got the Chiefs with the under 47 a half.
I have the Chiefs with the over.
I think the charge is going to score about 13 17 points.
And I think the Chiefs, they're going to get probably close to 30 in that 27 toe to 35 point range, I don't think they're necessarily gonna blow the brakes off.
But I think the Chargers offense isn't gonna be on the field enough.
And I think the defense is just gonna overall just get beat down and beat down.
And the Chiefs take advantage of that with maybe a deep shot or two, Um, Thio Hill or Hardman or Watkins or Robinson or Kelsey or Williams or Edwards, Flair and on.
And I think, you know, a deep shot there only takes, like, 10 seconds off the clock for that drive.
And then the charges come out quick, three and out.
And then now the defense is back on the field to give him another touchdown so I can see something like that happened.
I'm going to go chiefs with the over.
You just reminded me that I'm gonna have to face that offense for at least the next five years.
I am petrified now.
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