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How about him? How about them cowboys? How about the league? Thursday night? NFL kickoff.
Keep McPherson coming to you live, and I will share the link on my twitter.
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But first, I want you to read something and think about something right here.
Sports are the reward of a functioning society.
Now I know a lot of us think we're in Ah, functioning society.
I know a lot of us think we're in the greatest place in the world.
I know a lot of people want to believe that where they are in America is the best place to be on this entire planet.
I can't agree with that.
I can't say the same.
And honestly, I wasn't even sure if I was going to go live and do this show today.
I woke up with headache.
I still have a headache just from everything that I've seen.
Everything that I'm reading.
You know, two things happened This week, a video was released of a young man in Utah, age 13 with autism or Aspergers.
He was shot 11 times by police outside of his home after running away from them, and they just released the body cam footage.
Also this week, after six months, we learned that Briana Taylor would actually not have our killer's arrested for murder.
Would not have all three of them charged.
But yet one of them would be charged for the bullets that he shot that missed her.
It's Ah, it's an unfortunate situation, uh, in America that we have to continuously see injustice and injustice against other Americans, not just African Americans.
Lyndon Cameron, who I mentioned is a little white boy.
Little 13 year old white kit didn't deserve to get shot when the police showed up to his house.
Didn't deserve toe.
Take 11 shots because he was autistic and he was afraid of the police.
And instead of getting professional help or trying to talk to this young man, the police showed up and they lit him up.
They shot first.
They asked no questions later, and that police officer right now is on a paid vacation.
All of this goes on while we're watching sports.
All of this goes on while we're enjoying now the NFL, the N BA and Major League Baseball and W M N B A and all the secondary sports, but three out of four major sports four out of four major sports, the NFL or NHL as well.
And I woke up today and I started tweeting some things out about how I just feel like it was a mistake to bring the sports back.
It's such a distraction.
I think we needed this whole year to really work on some things.
We really needed this whole year to make change.
We really needed this whole year to keep our foot on the gas with the Mo Mentum that was created from the coronavirus pandemic to the fight for injustice, the fight against injustice, the fight for racial equality.
And then we just like no, get the sports back, get the sports back.
We wanna watch our sports.
I'm guilty of it.
Look in my room.
Look at my look at my studio wall like I'm a baseball guy.
I'm a basketball guy.
I'm a football guy.
I played all three sports growing up in America in this country as a young person kind of naive toe what was going on as a young black person learning what was going on and learning how I could possibly fair or how I'd be treated.
I'm someone that has dealt with police more than you would imagine, and more than I probably should have based off of where I was from what I look like in some situations that I got put in.
But I was never really a bad kid or a bad guy.
This stuff has been going on forever.
It's just now we have video cameras.
We have the technology to get the videos, whether it's a phone or body cam and they go viral and what happens, they go viral.
You see a bunch of tweets about it, some outrage, some protests.
Some people call them riots.
Cops show up in riot gear with tear gas and guns.
Like, aren't you guys tired of seeing that? I am extremely exhausted.
Like I said, I have a headache right now.
I wasn't even sure if I could do this show today because I feel like people don't care.
And, uh, you know, as long as that you know, as long as I have a platform as long as I am creating sports content and I have an audience and I have a voice I'm going to speak out and what I'll leave you with before I talk a little bit about the NFL tonight is that change will come, but it's going to take all of us.
No one can sit on the sidelines and why would you want to sit on the sidelines and watch your country burn? Obviously, you should be registered, registered to vote, and now I'm not saying registered to vote and go vote like everyone else.
I'm saying that that's the bare minimum.
I'm saying that you should be prepared to go vote in this 2020 election.
It's it's simple, is very simple.
We need a lot of change in leadership.
We need a lot of better leaders put in position.
It starts with the election.
It starts with changing who the president of the United States is, and I will not sugar coated.
I don't care what your opinions or your thoughts are on the candidates again.
We're choosing from the lesser of two evils.
I hope four years ago to now has taught you that we don't want to play that game.
We don't wanna play with fire.
People wanted a reality TV show.
Host is president Now we're all on Survivor.
I'm not enjoying this.
I don't like this.
I just wanna watch football.
I just wanna watch basketball.
Baseball? I want to go to games.
We can't go to the games.
Why can't we go to games? Because of the coronavirus? How it was mishandled and everything had to be shut down when we probably could have avoided that or handled that differently and maybe saved the NFL season.
Uh, we're still trying to figure out this coronavirus because it was mismanaged and the leadership failed us.
Told us all. We'll be out of this thing by Easter.
It was when it was spiking.
So 2020 is been a crazy year.
But we all have to do our part.
Our part? We all have to create change.
Don't let these sports be a distraction to you completely.
Speak out. Use your voice.
Use your platform.
Do not just go into a space off.
Oh yeah, I need a distraction For too long, Americans have been looking for distractions.
For too long, Americans have been looking for an escape.
And that's why we haven't gotten very far.
That's why some of these civil rights leaders, their quotes, still ring true today and still hold the same weight.
We haven't really done too much.
We haven't really created much change.
People are still suffering.
People are still hurt. I'm hurt.
I'm confused and I'm discouraged.
You know, I look at the Internet, I look at the news.
I have conversations with people.
I talk to people and I'm just like, Wow, is there no end in sight? Is it never gonna get better? We're just gonna go back to our sports, back to our entertainment, the holidays.
You're going to come, the year is gonna end.
We're gonna roll in the 2021 act like nothing ever happened.
And that's what they want you to do.
The thing about power is that people in power want to stay in power.
They don't want you to challenge the system.
They don't want you to challenge the constructs and the confines that we all have around us here.
And it's not fair.
It's not right and we can change it and we will make a change.
So there's my rant.
How long did that take? I was only a nine minute rant or so, but I think it's important to state that sports are the reward of a functioning society.
We're not really functioning that great.
I really think the MBA bubble.
Some of those guys, you know, with Jacob Blake.
Look where we're at right now with Jacob Blake.
They took two days off from the MBA bubble, and these guys were saying it was a mistake that they went down there.
Something needs to change, and I really do think that we need everyone's attention.
And I think we need these athletes and entertainers and these people with power and influence and money to step up to the plate, to really make a change.
And I hope we can get there.
I think we can get their positive energy.
Hey, the only way it's gonna change is with us the Onley ways it's gonna changes.
Every single person makes a change, and I know a lot of people are just fine living the way we've been living.
But can't go on like this forever.
Were literally watching our country self destruct burn.
How many cities do we have to see on fire? How many cities do we have to see with the SWAT team? And you know, it's just the same thing re occurring.
I never wanted to see any of this.
I've seen multiple videos of people shot.
I've seen multiple videos of riots.
We got to do better.
America, we gotta do better sports fans.
It starts with all of us.
Be kind to each other.
Make sure you registered to vote and figure out how you can make some change.
Starting in just your family and then expand to your local area and then use the Internet to expand as far as you possibly could go.
All right, quickly.
A couple things I want to talk about here in the next, Let's say five minutes.
Uh, this is how about him? This is my NFL show.
My Dallas Cowboys centered show that I do here on SportsCastr Big Shout out to the whole SportsCastr, crew and SportsCastr for having me on here.
Um, glad I could use the platform, but I will stick to what I'm supposed to do.
What I'm scheduled to do.
It's Thursday night.
Thursday Night Football is going to kick off very soon.
The three things I want to talk about.
Our Thursday Night Football Week, three matchups and specifically, the Dallas Cowboys matchup.
So let's get into it first off tonight, out in Jacksonville, right? Are they in Jacksonville is the Miami Dolphins, Miami Dolphins, Miami Dolphins and do ball down in Jacksonville.
Shout out to my people in Jacksonville.
Re bought area share. Would forest.
I got some family down there.
I've spent some summers down there.
Down there is very interesting.
Little different from Jersey. Where on that.
But let's talk about this game.
Jacksonville What happened? Toe.
Jacksonville tanking now the Jacksonville Jaguars AR minus three at home there won and won their favorite to beat the Dolphins, who are owing to it.
Looks like the Dolphins air tanking again.
I look at this game like this.
Jacksonville is still not that great.
They're not that great, but that Minshew magic, he pulls off some greatness.
They do have a better team than people gave him credit for Dolphins Jags.
I just still feel like it's magic does this thing.
It might be a good little battle between them, but we got to get to to, uh, you know, you tank for two.
Uh, you had the whole tank for two a thing.
Well, let's see him.
We want to get to to A The Dolphins have guys like Giesecke, and you know, they have some weapons, but we don't care about that.
I'm taking the Jags toe win this game.
I'm taking the Jags to cover that three points.
The Dolphins will go on three and people will start beating that drum four to a tug of viola.
And that is what I'll say about this game.
It should be high scoring.
Neither one of these defense is there that great.
I expect them to slinging around.
I expect a bunch of guys to catch passes.
You're gonna see some guys in this game you've never heard of.
But this game is a great game to kick off Week three of the NFL, which is gonna be wild, right? If you looked at this schedule is amazing for us to be getting these matchups and weak three that we're getting is gonna be a really good time on Sunday and Monday and tonight, kicking off with this game down in Florida.
The battle of the worst teams in Florida over the last 5 to 10 years.
All right, that's the first thing I wanted to talk about.
Taking the Jags Duval Now going into this weekend, let's run through these games really quickly.
A two and O team versus Owen to team that's at home that is desperately needing a win.
And that to and O team is not that great.
They snuck out of the gate at the end of the game.
The Rams and the Bills.
This is too, too.
And no teams, two undefeated teams.
But they got to go toe Orchard Park.
They got to go and meet the Bills, Mafia or the Rams.
Are we convinced? On the Rams, they beat the Cowboys fairly.
They beat the Eagles.
The Bills, I think, are for Riel.
That offense versus that Rams defense Jalen Ramsey, Aaron Donald versus uh Allen and Stefon Diggs should be an interesting matchup.
I'm not going to give you my pictures yet.
Washington football team versus the Cleveland Browns to one and one teams with some question marks with some talents, with some topics with some guys that can make plays.
Cleveland is minus seven.
They rush the passer with Washington, rushes the passer, Uh, which I expect them to do with that D line.
And Baker Mayfield gets route a little bit.
It's not gonna be a fun night out there for him.
Titans and Vikings.
Another intriguing matchup.
The Vikings air a team right now.
They paid Kirk Cousins.
They paid Dalvin Cook.
They got a beautiful new stadium.
They're onto, and they face the Titans team.
That hasn't necessarily impressed anyone too much.
The Titans are to a no, though, and I think they got more than enough to go into Minnesota and handle them.
I'm not picking them yet.
My picture Sunday.
I picked the spread Sunday.
I'll give you some predictions Sunday, but right now we're just We're glossing over this schedule.
We're taking a peek at the schedule.
The next one o'clock game, the Raiders vs, the Pats two and Raiders vs one and one Patriots.
I look at this game like it's gonna be competitive.
The Raiders just knocked off the Saints.
The Raiders air feeling themselves.
They're the Las Vegas Raiders now.
Jon Gruden's out there doing the ha Uh huh.
He's got the team hype.
He's got the team amped up, knock on wood if you're with me men.
But I don't expect Belichick to go back to back weeks for the loss.
You also that game Sunday night.
You saw what they did against Russell.
Last name Wilson.
It's gonna be an intriguing matchup in Foxboro on Sunday.
Niners Giants right up the street.
MetLife Stadium's about 10 15 minutes for me. I always say that.
Just so you know where I'm at.
The 40 Niners are hurt.
They're really hurt.
Garoppolo is down.
Solomon, Thomas is down.
I think most got hurt.
That's why Jerick McKinnon got off.
I picked him up in fantasy.
I hope he does this thing against the Giants.
The Giants or hurt.
They are missing Szechwan Barkley, their best player by far.
I don't think Devante Freeman is a factor in this one.
Giants, you're going on three.
Sorry about it, but not at all.
Another one o'clock game bunch of one o'clock games.
11 o'clock Slate is going to be lit.
Oh, how I would love for Joe Burrow, toe waltz, waltz into Philly and get his first win. I would love that.
I would love that.
You know, I love even more that other rookie quarterback to get some snaps.
I would love that.
I would love to see Jalen hurts pop into that game.
Let's see if they got some packages form something.
Because when ST doing it, man, I'm a Dallas fan.
You know, I'm not rocking with Carson wins.
He's over hyped last one o'clock game, the Texans and the Steelers.
Now I think this game is gonna be closer than people expect to realize.
The Steelers beat the Giants Steelers beat the Broncos with Jeff Driskel.
I think this game is gonna be closer than people think, and I think I give the Texans a slight chance the Texas Air, owing to they're gonna be desperate for a win.
Brian's gonna be pulling out all the stops.
They gotta figure it out to Shawn Watson.
You got paid, brother.
Figure it out, make some plays.
We'll see what the Steelers got.
If the Steelers beat the Texans and they cover that spread, then then they got my vote as a legit threat this year because that defense is beast.
And now Ben's got some receivers to I don't know.
We'll see. And some running backs.
Okay, four o'clock sleep.
The Jets and the Colts Colts all day.
Say not that I was.
I mean, the spread is 11.5.
Courts all day shout the Lord's Lawrence on and make sure you guys check out Lawrence on on here.
All 22 four or five.
The Panthers without run CMC versus the Chargers, which will be led by Justin Herbert.
Oh, man, I got to talk about this Tyrod Taylor.
He's got to sue those doctors.
They punctured his lung, giving him an injection, and he was feeling it before the game and he had toe sit out the game.
They basically cost this guy a start that could cost this guy his whole season.
That's crazy Flex time.
I met Tyrod Taylor and some of you in the chat that I have watched the show before.
We'll know where I met Tyrod Taylor up here in New Jersey, at the Northeast combine.
They had the best like 100 to 200 players from the whole East Coast, not too far south.
Let's say Virginia up to me.
I got selected to be one of those players.
Don't tell anybody, but I used to be good at football.
Tyrod Taylor got selected to be one of those players.
Don't tell anybody, but I used to play quarterback.
We were in the same quarterback group.
He was a year younger than me.
I ended up getting a lot of reps.
A lot of the older guys got a lot of reps.
Tyrod didn't get any reps, but Tyrod knew that he was a national player.
Like recognized as one of the best sop****res in the country.
He deserved his reps.
He never got him Fast forward.
I go to James Madison University in Virginia.
He goes to Virginia Tech.
James Madison University ends up knocking off Virginia Tech.
I think this was like 2000 and eight huge game.
Go back and look when tire I was at Virginia Tech and they got beat by James Madison University I didn't play in that game.
I was already out of there, but I did go to James Madison University University.
All right, where we at the Chargers are 6.
5 point favorites on that.
I don't know about that just yet.
Maybe we'll take a look at that Sunday.
Join me Sunday when I really dive in.
Alright, Last couple games. Let's wrap it up.
Buccaneers Broncos Bucks all day. Good for Tom.
They should be ableto get another win and go to him.
Lions, Cardinals, Cardinals.
They're going to go through, You know, they get back to back home games.
Kyle has been throwing it, running it.
They look great.
DeAndre Hopkins like receptions machine.
If you picked him up in fantasy, PPR might win you the league.
I like this Sunday night game.
Two teams that have been in and every year in the NFC they've given us trouble.
Those quarterbacks Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers.
Drew Brees is a little bit older than Rodgers, and on his way out, Rogers is right here where he's like, I'm gonna show you.
I could still do it.
Very intriguing matchup can't wait to watch that Sunday night.
And then Monday night, the Chiefs and the Ravens in Baltimore.
You already know that's gonna be Lamar versus Pat M V P versus M V P.
The upper echelon teams in the A F C.
Baltimore is favorite, but that's gonna be a little bit of a battle.
And last, but not least, now, let me talk about them cowboys.
How about them? Cowboys? Dallas is heading to Seattle to face Russell Wilson, and I said right here on this show.
How about him? This is how about him would keep McPherson.
I said, right here on this show that if we lost last week, Thio the Falcons season was over.
Can't go all in three.
We were able to figure out how to win that game.
We were able to figure out how to come back and win on the arms and legs of Dak Prescott.
Saved the season.
But now you gotta go put a good week of practice together, head all the way out to Seattle and play the guy that everyone saying is gonna be the M V P.
If he keeps this up.
Two things the 12th man is taken out of it.
That's Ah, that's a little bit of an advantage out there.
They're known for that.
The 12 You know, they're known for that.
I think the Cowboys can stay with them offensively.
The Cowboys got rolling in a different way in the second half.
Do more of that.
Mike McCarthy offers bold strategy to limit damage from Russell Wilson.
I don't know what strategy you have for us.
Rust is gonna throw it.
He's gonna run it.
He's gonna make ridiculous throws running it.
He's gonna break out of the pocket.
He's gonna scramble.
He's gonna find guys.
What I need, what I really need is the hot boys, this defensive line that's supposed to be all world.
All these guys were supposed to be so great.
I need them to rush the passer.
I need them to get sacks.
The Cowboys didn't have their first sack till it was four minutes and 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter last week.
It's not going to get it done this week.
I'm looking forward to it.
I got to go down and watch the Yankees.
Yankees been on for 20 minutes.
But I will be right back here on Sunday with picks with predictions and more NFL talking conversation.
We'll see what news comes up.
We'll talk about him.
How about him? From Cowboys? Let's see what they said in the check.
Oh, Lawrence, what's up, bro? Lawrence says I'm about to do Thursday Night football with Adam and Ray.
Just seeing how you were doing my guy.
Thanks for checking and and reminding me.
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Depends on what time I wake up and eat breakfast.
And again, sports are the reward of a functioning society.
Our society ain't functioning that great.
We're barely limping there.
We got our sports, but we got to do better and we got to do more. And I think we can.
I'll see you Sunday.
How about, um I'm out of here? We are there.