they're They're just They're just not over all that good of a team.
And, uh, and Min, she was just average in my opinion now and then, he'll have, you know, a good game, but he's just average.
And, you know, if if Miami had lost this game, then the Dolphins would have many questions being asked of them.
So this is a game Miami definitely needed to win.
And I think we're expected to win.
And, yeah, they got the job done and I thought, Yeah, I thought that's Patrick, Uh, definitely had a good game.
Obviously, if you watch the game, you would know that.
But I don't know, I I still you know, it is.
It is the Jaguar.
So Ken Fitzpatrick, you know, perform well in big games that Miami need to win to, you know, have a shot at possibly getting, you know, the last wildcard spot or something.
And I'm just talking about, you know, this year because I know last year he had that great game against the Patriots, which I will, uh, I want to forget, but I will never because that's the you know, the outcome was more impressive, but I actually think this game.
He did better statistic.
You know, Wise and Sam.
Am I allowed to say that? Ryan Fitzpatrick, the grittiest NFL player Lamar Jackson, Patrick Mahomes? They scramble.
But Fitzpatrick and I know Grant saw he literally is not to get tackled.
He is not, and then two is gonna come in.
E guess he's, I guess he trust to, uh, if he gets injured.
Which, Let me tell you, I don't know how injury prone Fitzpatrick is, but the way he's sliding, the way he's scrambling, he could get injured.
Yeah, yeah, that's that's fair for sure.
Yeah, he's He's fearless, that Zatz definite.
I mean, he's been around the league so long now, I've been on so many teams.
He just, like, enjoys every moment he gets on the football field, you know, because he's one of the order.
Come on, Jackson.
He's the best one, right? Besides, Michael Vick may be the best runner in NFL history.
B Um, that runs, but he doesn't.
He does, you know, slides right.
He doesn't let people tackle him.
I don't think did Patrick's bigger, but Fitzpatrick is way over, so I mean And that's why that really lets may think that Fitzpatrick is better than people think he is.
You know that little aspect.
And that's why we said Cam Newton is bringing really something of the Patriots we haven't seen because of Brady.
Right? And Brady couldn't find an opening.
What is it gonna dio? You know, there's no no cubes, you know? No Q V sneaks for him.
So let's move on, Sam.
We'll start with you.
We know the game of the week.
We don't need to discuss what the game of the week is because it's Ravens chiefs.
The potential to best a f C teams.
I think right now they're the two best A F C teams anyway.
Sam, what do you look for in what do you look forwarding Thio this week? What games? What do you think? Yeah, there there's a There's a few games.
I'm definitely looking forward.
Thio, Obviously, because I'm a Patriots fan, I'm definitely intrigued by the Patriots readers game.
You know, I think Vegas are kind of like a fake, too, and, oh, team and I know they beat the saints and and give them credit.
I give them credit for that and all.
But I don't know, like the Raiders are, too, and Oh, and so, uh, and this is a game.
The Patriots simply need tohave because think about if the Patriots lose this game, they have Kansas City next week.
All of a sudden, what went from you know, possibly being, too, and oh, after that Seattle game would now go toe one and three.
If you know if if that happened and the the season could be going right down the drain for New England.
So this is simply a must win for the Patriots.
I honestly don't see them having too much trouble in this game, although I'm not ruling out the upset.
I wouldn't bet on the Patriots winning, but I have a really good feeling that they will get the win.
Vegas Air coming off Monday, Monday night game, and they're heading to the East Coast for, you know, one o'clock game, which is 10 a.
Their time and usually West Coast teams don't fair off well in that in that early slot at East Coast team, so I think the Patriots get the job done, but it won't be.
It won't be a cakewalk at all that I'm interested to see how the Raiders, you know, come out and play.
But Josh Jacobs is a little banged up.
He's been phenomenal, but I just questioned his health coming into this game.
He'll be huge for the Raiders.
Um, you know he'll be a huge factor, No doubt if he is 100% healthy and the other game I'm looking forward.
Teoh is the Cowboys Seahawks game and that that's because, you know, obviously Seattle coming off that thrilling victory against New England, which was just, Ah, phenomenal game every time Seattle in New England plays, it seems to come down to the wire every single time and usually comes down to the last play like it did on Sunday night.
But, yeah, I mean, Seattle.
They aren't a perfect team.
They have some flaws.
But I still think they're a really good team in one of the best teams in the NFC and then the Cowboys.
Yes, they had that amazing comeback against the Falcons, and we can talk about Atlanta another time.
But But Dallas really shouldn't have won that game.
They could easily, you know B O and two right now, and I just expect Mawr year after year.
I I always fall for it.
I expect more from Dallas.
They have such a talented team, and they should be better.
I thought Mike McCarthy would be, you know, a good a good edition.
You know much better than Jason Garrett, in my opinion, as a head coach.
But even Mike McCarthy has made some questionable decisions in the first two games for the Cowboys this season.
And overall this.
This Cowboys team has been a little bit underwhelming, and it's gonna be a great test in Sierra, and I feel like I feel like, um Dallas.
They kind of they don't have to win this game.
But, you know, the Cowboys fans are already feeling that it's gonna be another year where they are underwhelming again if they do lose this game.
So you know, I expect Seattle to get the win.
I'm not sure if Dallas has what it takes to beat the Seahawks team.
They could very well happen, but I still question the Cowboys.
They haven't really, you know, got got going.
Yet this season, I feel like and maybe they could ride some momentum off that comeback victory against the Falcons.
But that's definitely a game in the NFC that I'm looking forward, Thio.
And it should be an interesting one with with two solid teams.
And it should make for for a good game on Sunday.
I think I just want to touch on this.
I think the key factor to the, uh, Patriots game is the Patriots chief in.
You can't judge them yet.
I mean, they're ranked bottom 10 right now.
It's only two weeks gone by, and that's because look you faced last week the one of the best offensive teams, I think the third best behind the Chiefs and the Ravens Russell Wilson is gonna win M v p.
In my opinion, we'll talk about that if we want.
But obviously they let you know that was a high scoring game.
First of all, that we know Cam Newton, just, you know, and I didn't like that, you know, they were expecting on everyone watching the game was expecting to run.
And that's when Bill Belichick suppose e think Bill Belichick supposed to use his smart brain Thio, make a call.
I think Bill Belichick, you know, I'm not gonna blame him because Cam Newton and actually blamed himself at post game, he said.
I was just so excited to win this, that he just wanted to run it.
But anyway, I think, you know, and I don't know why.
The Patriots, though, a rent so bad to start off because we want the Dolphins want that impressive on offense, so I don't know.
I know week, too.
Patriots Seahawks Seahawks did amazing on offense, but we'll see if the Patriots defense is top six.
You know what I'm saying? I might expect him to be top three.
They lost so many pieces and opt outs, But we'll see.
I think that's the key factor.
And, of course, Josh Jacobs.
He's banged up, but he's gonna be amazing.
He should finish top five in rushing out this year again.
We have a long way left, but that's what it should be.
Now, Grant your your preview would be the Buccaneers and yeah and Broncos it borders is playing.
So that is the preview of Borders is playing.
But right now, he's not right.
So I'm not gonna say that's my preview.
I'm gonna talk about two games as well, which will be the Rams and the Bills and the Saints and the Packers on Sunday night.
Overall, I think these two games could come down to the wire, and I gotta be honest.
Boy, am I sleeping on the Rams and I'm picking against him again this week.
But, you know, I picked them, you know, toe lose both games so far, and they just continue to impress me.
You know, denies job defensively against the Cowboys, two in that one, and then their offenses delivered and we two against Philadelphia, and they pretty much like that game up in like the early fourth quarter.
The Rams were very impressive, and I think it's gonna be a best back here for Jared Goff.
Thing is a picking against them again because I just simply think the Bills or just a better team.
It's not like the Rams are a bad team.
I feel like the Cowboys Eagles heading into those games.
I felt like they were the better team and again, I'm just falling into the trap again, where I'm like all right, I think the Rams are a good team, like they're gonna do well here, but I'm gonna have to go with the Bills again.
That's just simply because Josh Allen I in my opinion, you know, at the beginning of the year, you know, So I was like, Oh, you know, he's a good quarterback But you know, he could be a little bit over eight at times, but he's definitely silenced me a lot.
I know stuff on digs. He's been brilliant.
You know? Dawson knocks.
He continues to improve.
You know he's becoming a better tight end drawn Brown.
He's still decent, along with Cole, Beasley, Ville and, of course, Devin Singletary at running back.
The bill just have such a good offense in such a defense is, well, remember Troy Davis, quietly by Walls there two corners, along with Micah Hyde as the free safety.
So this is the Bills.
Just have such a well rounded team, and I feel like the Rams, they have a great team on paper, but I just feel like I'm just not expecting them to win again this week.
Unfortunately, But as for the Packers and the Saints, if you wanna ask me this question before or who would I predict a win? Packers and Saints.
I would have said the Saints.
But not to say it's really struggled against the Raiders on Monday night.
Just knowing that the Packers are just a better team offensively and defensively than the Raiders.
It's just it makes me want Pick the Packers.
I know it's in New Orleans, but you know it's gonna be Drew Brees vs Aaron Rodgers.
It's gonna be a great game, but it's just I have to lean towards the Packers, especially Davante.
Adams is healthy, and you know Alan Lazard.
He's turning into a fantastic Seaver as well.
Former Jack Wash out to him a gallon was already has been playing great.
You know the defense will Preston's in area Smith.
They're still pressuring the quarterback quite a bit.
And e just don't think you know the Saints.
They're gonna have enough offensively. Alvin Kamara.
I feel like has done pretty much nothing since gang that new contract, and I just don't know.
It's gonna be an interesting game as well, but I have the Bills and Packers when those games, respectively.
Although both should come down to the wire.
Yeah, that's ah, all good matchups.
Um, interested in seeing the Rams.
I mean, Jared Goff is returning to his 2018 self and Aaron Donald.
So they're all right.
Well, that different and, of course, grants one of Grant's not so uh not so I should say, You know, I'm not gonna say, Hey, but you don't really like him. Jalen Ramsey.
But again, he's not want the money he got.
We talked about that last show.
He's not worth the money, but he's still well above average.
I don't think anyone could disagree that, so that's still contributes to that good defense.
All right, Sam, we'll start with you.
This is gonna be all last NFL topic.
Look, teams are meant to know how Thio Tom their game plan.
The Giants are used to running the ball.
Daniel Jones doing a lot of TV sneaks and, of course, the second best running back in the NFL, shaquan Bulkley, who was sadly out for the rest of the season.
What do they do now? Well, former Patriot Dion Lewis.
So after Grant, I want to hear what Sam thinks about Dion Lewis, but Dan Lewis is not the lead back like he was last week when Shaquan Barkley got injured early in the game, they sign Devante Freeman, who we actually talked about the last few shows were saying, You know, he may be odor.
He might have had a bad last season, but to just leave him in the free agent pond, He's not bad.
I mean, I'm not in NFL expert, and maybe we haven't seen him, you know, walk out.
But he can't be that bad.
The Giants smartly sign Devante Freeman, who cannot.
No one could replace shaquan wealthy unless you're Ezekiel Elliott or Christian McCaffrey, right? But even though the Giants should know how to switch from the running game to the passing game, you're so used to the running game that you can't just stick with Dion Lewis, the former Patriot you have to go after running back.
Definitely the best running back available.
You know, Super Bowl running back.
So we'll start Grant.
Then we'll go to Sam to talk about Devante Freeman in that suit ball against the Patriots.
And guess who was in that suit ball Also the on Lewis.
Yeah, Yeah, I know.
Weird how the football world rolls around anyway.
Yeah, Let's get to this thing, though, Devante Freeman said.
The one year, $3 million deal Freeman, I think, was appreciate.
The Rams were interested in him like a couple days after he got released, but he was asking for way too much money.
He was asking for like 67 mil for a year to contract.
And that, in my opinion, isn't worth, You know, Damonte Freeman's money, especially at that young kid on cam makers developing well along with Malcolm Brown.
But, yeah, no smart move with the Giants that they pretty much had no choice.
It's just like the Broncos picking up Borders.
When Locke went down, you got no choice but to get the best guy out there.
And Devante Freeman has definitely proven that.
You know we can be.
Definitely You could definitely be a capable back.
He's so on the Falcons.
If if Atlanta doesn't get Todd Gurley, In my opinion, he's still on Atlanta, so you know it's definitely gonna be an interesting sign.
I think is gonna do well, especially with Dion Lewis being a very good, very capable running back as well.
In case y'all, Freeman gets hurt and you know I think the Giants, they're just trying to make sure that Daniel Jones feels as comfortable as you can. Yes.
Golden tickets returning to the lineup.
Yes, Darius Layton has been fantastic.
Guest Simon Ingram is a pretty good tight end.
But, you know, you need that running back, especially with that kid in the second year, is still, you know, trying to develop the game.
You still need that great running back without Barkley, you had to get the Monte Freeman.
I mean, I'm just trying to think while they're running back, they could get.
And I'm honestly kind of blanket on some of the free agent running back still out there because they're just simply, you know, aren't really any good ones.
I mean, you could have, you know, potentially joined the last for that sweepstakes.
If you know Barkley tours a C l on the like, the practice or the preseason if there was one.
But that's besides the point.
They went out and made the smart moving.
They got Freeman, who has definitely proven that he is a starting caliber running back, and also it just performs well.
Why not resign them? And you could have Freeman and Barkley.
A great 12 punch.
Like with the Browns with Kareem Hunt and Nick Chopper with the Broncos will fill plenty.
If Freeman does well, keep them and have a great 12 punch at the running back position.
What do you guys think? Yes, Sam, I'm gonna touch on this just to bring you a question.
And you know how I'm asked you to talk about Dion noise? But I also want you to talk about, you know, the basically the fight for the starting job.
I mean, we don't expect Devante Freeman to be that starting running back the first week, right? First of all, he doesn't have the connection with the team again.
The running back, You don't need that much of a connection.
Just need to get the handoff.
But anyway, you still need a connection with your team.
You need to know the play calls.
So that's one thing, but also Well, we don't.
He's probably walking.
He's probably been working out when he was a free agent, but still, he's gonna need another week.
And that's that thing.
He won't appear in the game, but Dion Lewis should be the lead back.
But in the future, does Dion Lewis get replaced by Devante Freeman? What do you think, Sam? Yeah, I'm not sure how it's all going to pan out, to be honest with you.
I mean, Dion Lewis.
He's a fine running back, you know.
Um, but I I agree at first.
Dion Lewis, you know, for the for, you know, this week.
And, you know, maybe two or three after that.
I think he will be the primary running back, and we'll go to him most often.
But I I could see a situation where they go to Lewis and Freeman.
Uh, you know, almost equally.
I could also, you know, depending on how good Freeman does, I could see in the latter part of the season.
You know, Freeman being there, go to God because he's definitely capable of doing so.
I mean, Freeman, that is best is better than is better than Dion Lewis, so I'm not sure how how it's how it's going to go with the Giants.
I could see Ah lot of different scenarios at running back because listen here, there's just no replacing a great running back like, say, Kwan Barkley.
And it's unfortunate that that that he tours a c l u just hate to see it, obviously with him being one of the star players in this league.
But yeah, I don't know.
Overall, I know we're not, you know, talking about the Giants as a whole.
But, you know, they were bad with, say, Kwan Barkley.
And now, without him, they're gonna have a whole lot of trouble.
And, uh, you know, they they have they have the potential to, you know, get going in the running game because you know, Dion Lewis is okay and he's not.
He's not bad for sure.
And then Davante Premium.
We know what he has potential to do.
So at least they have two options there that can that can at least maybe get the Giants one more win than we thought they would.
But now maybe maybe they could, you know, start getting this offense going because this Giants team, they have so many issues within their team both on the offensive and defensive side of the ball.
But yeah, this is this was a no brainer to get Devante Freeman and I I couldn't see Freeman becoming the primary running back.
I could also see him and Luis splitting, you know, about about equally in the running game when it comes to the amount of Kerry's, uh they received throughout the game.
But, yeah, that's my overall stands on it.
The Giants, you know, the loss of, say, Kwan Barkley is gonna hurt them a ton, no matter you know who.
No matter how many and who you bring in at that position, you're you're never gonna get even close to replacing him.
So it's an unfortunate situation for the Giants and a situation that a good amount of teams are facing as well.
Losing significant players.
You know, uh, especially the 40 Niners as an example, with all those injuries picked up last week.
So yeah, it's just, you know, you work with what you get if you're the Giants and I think bringing devante Freeman and was their best option, because why wouldn't you do it after the injury picked up by Barkley? Yeah, I know you were talking about that.
The Giants had issues.
Music going, E. I mean, look realistic.
This guy should be a top 10 tight and he doesn't play like one.
Maybe it's Daniel Jones.
You know, he had a good connection with Eli Manning.
Um, one last thing, you know, you guys highlighted some games to look out for. Look at for injuries.
Christian McCaffrey's out a few weeks. We know Andrew Luck.
Jimmy Garoppolo got injured Nick Bosa after the rest of the season.
Cortland Sudden out for the rest of the season.
Oh, my God. Tons of injuries.
And most of the injuries came, uh, actually to the Giants and 40 Niners last week and that they face off so we'll see what happens anyway.
Moving on one quick thing.
I want to talk about the MLB playoff race.
Ah, few games left.
Most teams have three games left.
Um, sometimes have four games up.
But anyway, the wildcard races are close in the n l N A.
L specifically the NL, the Reds, the Brewers, the San Francisco Giants, I think the Giants or, more surprising, in the Marlins, that's just me.
Maybe because I'm a Marlins fan, but I think some people could agree that, you know, even if they don't think the Marlins are good that the Giants, I think, are slightly worse than the Marlins.
But anyway, the Marlins played the Yankees a three game season to finish the season.
The maulings magic number is two.
That means that the Marlins win tonight and the Phillies lose tonight.
The Marlins clinched the playoffs first time since 2003.
Let's just talk about this.
What do you think about since the World Series in 2003? Yeah, they didn't like the late two thousands.
Like at least a couple like, Oh, wait.
Oh, not like somewhere around there.
You gotta be seriously haven't made since three.
And listen to this Grant the two times the Marlins have ever made the playoffs, they won the world. Siri's.
They also beat the Indians in 97 right? Yeah, the bronze don't have the best win percentage and playoff history, but I'm going to call it completion percentage like football.
But in that MLB, if you guys don't know what I'm saying, because it's not award in MLB completion percentage in MLB.
What is it? I'm making it up.
You get out of the playoffs, completed winning the World Series, the Marlins have the best completion percentage in MLB history making.
But guess what, Sam? Sam bought it when I was gonna say, saying the Marlins made the playoffs twice and winning the World Series strikes.
But guess what? Both of those times, they were wired car teams.
Yeah. Yeah, that's even looking great.
Right? The nationals last year were Wired car team making it all the way to the World Series and winning it.
Anyway, the Marlins, if they win tonight, which is gonna be hard against the Yankees team.
Who? Guess what Aaron judges back.
Stanton is back.
Glaber Tours is back.
All the players that were injured all back for the Yankees.
Oh, boy, they're gonna be dangerous.
But anyway, the Phillies Yeah, the Phillies are playing the range right now.
Nothing lead for the race.
So if the Marlins went tonight in the Rays win tonight, which would be which would mean the Phillies lose the Marlins clinch? That's gonna be big.
I wanted to bring that up.
Hey, First time in my lifetime I was born 2006.
1st time my lifetime Marlins make the playoffs.
Be good sight to see now It's not the first time in my lifetime I would see the Miami Heat make the N B A finals.
A matter of fact, I have seen it tons of times, even without LeBron.
The year after LeBron left Hassan Whiteside, the Heat made made it to the playoffs.
They lost to the Raptors.
They'll also the Raptors in the first few rounds.
But that was without LeBron.
But anyway, it's been a long time dating back to LeBron and he go back to themselves.
May exam will give a little Game five.
Preview, of course.
Get Sam's opinion.
Game five. My mind.
Heat up 31 in the series, but I want to talk about Tyler.
Hero will let Sam talk more about the prediction.
He's gonna be at least a five time All Star.
This guy is Clay Thompson.
Tyler hero is Clay Thompson.
He plays defense.
Why am I comparing him to play Tom's? Because we know times I could play defense.
Steph Curry is not the best on defense, and I can't compare anyone to Steph Curry except Damian Lewis.
But anyway, Tyler Hero is a triple double threat.
He could get rebounds.
And, of course, he can rack up points in the future.
I see him being a 20 plus points or tonight, but the cyst is gonna be what he needs to work on to get the triple double.
Tyler hero will be at least a five time our stock.
Listen, he has been a top five rookie this year.
And guess what? He wasn't even drafted in the top 10.
He was drafted 13th overall.
That shows you how good the Heat and Pat Riley are defined.
Tyler, you know, guess what They got an undrafted rookie Kendrick Nunn, who finished second in Rookie of the year, voting ahead of Zion.
Or it's all admit Zion should have finished ahead of none.
But anyway, the Heat have found their team.
Kendrick Nunn has been crappy in the playoffs.
They don't need him.
Tyler Yo has stepped up Jae Crowder, Dragic, of course, Butler and by, um, the Heat well, deservingly up 31 in the Siri's Look, I can't say that you know better than the Celtics, but they execute better just because yes, better doesn't mean the heat or better.
So, Sam, I'm not saying the Celtics are, you know better, but the heat execute better now.
The heat may not win tonight, but I do have them winning the Siri's.
Look, let's say the Celtics win tonight.
He does still up in the Siri's.
Let's say the Celtics won again.
The Heat, the heat are tied.
So the Heat have three games.
No, they cannot lose the Siri's today next game.
So they have two games toe walk on their stuff.
They could finish tonight and make it to them.
Think that will happen tonight? I don't I don't think I mean what? Tonight's a coin flip.
In my opinion, it honestly depends how much the Celtics wanted.
I'll go on my rant about about the Celtics later.
I I do think Boston will win tonight just because, you know, I just have my gut.
Instinct tells me that the Celtics will force a Game six and we'll see what happens then.
But But I think I think the Heat will.
This should be one heck of a game tonight.
I mean, every game in the series has been phenomenal.
Uh, let's start by saying that, um, but the heat won't want wanna let Boston have any chance of getting back into the Siri's, I mean, because all of a sudden, if the Celtics win tonight, then it's three to If the Celtics win on Sunday in Game six, then you're at a Game seven where you know who knows what would happen then.
So the Heat will want to close it out tonight.
And and I think they understand that you don't want to let this Boston team back into the Siri's, and it honestly depends, uh, if the Celtics, you know, really want it, because we've seen, by the way, through all four games in the Siri's, the Miami Heat in Boston, Celtics have scored the exact same amount of points.
But you hit the nail on the head.
I believe the Celtics have a plus 29 point differential in the 1st 43 minutes of the game.
Yeah, come back Yes, in the last five minutes of the fourth quarter and overtime because Game one went to overtime.
Of course, since there even on points in the series, the Celtics are a minus 29.
I mean, that tells you everything you need to know.
Boston have proved that, you know, they're They're, you know, just as good, if not better than this Miami team.
Because we've seen that.
You know, every game they each every games pretty much come down to the wire.
Celtics, in the three games combined, have have only lost by nine point. No sorry.
They've lost by 53 and three.
So all of their losses have just been absolutely, uh, you know, heartbreaking, really, and they just don't they? They can't close out.
They can't close out games and come up big when it matters the most.
And it just it's frustrating the heck out of me because you know this, Siri's could easily be, you know, tied at 22 at least, you know.
And this series could be any score, to be honest with you, because every game has been so close.
But Miami just they they're Yeah, they're better.
They've been better down the stretch.
They made better decisions like last game, for example, the Celtics, By the way, the Celtics have had a better field goal percentage, three point shooting percentage and free throw percentage in this Siri's Yeah, and yet Miami are up 31 in this series.
The Celtics just make poor decisions.
Sometimes, like in the last game.
They had so many, so many bad turnovers.
Like I said, Look, if someone asked me and I'm such a big heat fan that I want to say to eat if someone asked me which team is better, the Celtics or the eat, I couldn't answer.
I'm not going to say the heat aren't I couldn't answer that.
Now if someone asked me who is going to get more wins, I would say that because they execute better again just because you get more wins.
Just because you get more stacks doesn't mean you're the better team.
You're the better player.
Yeah, you get it.
So Sam and work the Marcus Smart needs Marcus Smart wasn't that.
He's the first, you know, our team defender. He's amazing.
He didn't defend well, asking.
Yeah, and Marcus Smart's driving me nuts that this is the problem with the Celtics.
Jayson Tatum, you know, carries himself as the best player because he is the best player on the Celtics.
But he thinks he's better than everyone else.
Jalen Brown thinks he's the smartest guy on the team.
Marcus Smart, you know, think thinks he's the true leader because he's been with the Celtics for the longest period of time out of out of those three.
And when you mix all of those attitudes together, it's just it makes a bad recipe.
And and the Celtics if they if they lose this Siri's, which they very well could down 31 this season is an absolute fail because it's just I know people are gonna say Jalen Brown and Jason Tatum are still young.
The Celtics are ahead of schedule.
You know, we have to wait a couple more years for them to get to the finals, but this will now be 44 out of the or No.
Three out of the last four years they've been in the Eastern Conference finals, and if they lose this Siri's, they'll lose.
They would have lost all three of those four times.
They were in the Eastern Conference finals this close to the N B. A finals.
This team just every year, they really choke when it matters most, and they can't get over that hump to make the finals.
Now. This series isn't over yet.
I mean, I'm not.
I'm not ruling out, you know, the Celtics possibly ending up forcing this to go seven games.
It's a possibility.
I don't think it will happen, but it still could.
I'm definitely not saying it's over right now because the Celtics I'll go back to it.
You know, if they set their minds to it and, you know, play their best best basketball and actually actually play on selfishly then, yeah, they could win tonight, and then we'll see where the rest of the Siri's would take us.
But the difference between the Celtics and Miami is the Heat are a team who have a bunch of guys who just love each other.
You know, you see it, how they play.
And part of that comes from the fact that you know a lot of these guys.
I think ESPN in Game one showed like a graphic that showed where all these guys started.
You know, college, Um and and you know that a lot of them, including, like, Jimmy Butler, drag it and so on.
They had a bio, even although he was pretty good at Kentucky on, we didn't see you know, Tyler, Hero being this great, which is unbelievable.
Ah, lot of them, you know, weren't really weren't really expected to be great in the n b A.
And in their early college days, not not many knew about them.
And so, whereas with the Celtics, you have Jayson Tatum, who is a number three pick, he he was, you know, one of the, you know, top three recruits in the country.
He was great at Duke, so he was the guy the whole time.
And so he he already was coming in the n b A.
With this type of ego.
And I'm not saying all these guys in the Celtics, they're selfish.
But Jalen Brown was a high pick, a swell same as Marcus Smart.
Marcus Smart was the number six pick in the draft.
I think people forget that sometimes.
And so all of these guys on the Celtics just have attitudes and they all want their points.
And they're just not playing as a team where Miami are.
These guys love each other.
You saw when in game four, you know, Tyler hero is making all these shots and Jimmy we've seen in this series Jimmy Butler is perfectly fine.
Another guy's feeling it.
He's fine with them, getting the shots.
Whereas I'll give you an example of Tyler.
Hero is on the Celtics E can't picture.
You know Jalen Brown and Jason Tatum.
You know, in Marcus Smart all you know, welcoming Tyler hero as a rookie and giving him all of its shots because Brown beat him and start our guys who want the ball in their hands all the time.
And it can lead to some poor decision making and some selfish basketball.
Whereas the Heat just moved the ball around really nicely.
There are very unselfish team.
I mean, how many times we see drag it and Crowder, you know, hug hero.
And that's the thing with Miami.
You know, it could be anyone's night because they have.
They have some pretty good players that can, you know, on any given night, step up their game like we saw with Hero the other night.
So Miami have just been making better decisions, especially down the stretch, and the Celtics have to get it together.
I mean, if they do, then they can come back in the Siri's, but I don't know if they will.
And just focusing on game for that, Uh, you know, No, there's no points in the first half from Tatum was a killer.
Obviously went onto have, I believe, 24 in the second half.
But it was just, you know, uh, too late, ultimately for Boston.
But yeah, it's been frustrating, I can tell you that as a Celtics fan, because the Celtics can beat the Heat.
And I you know, I I think if they lose this Siri's, it's it's another fail of a season because they they should get to the they should get to the Finals.
You know, I'm not discrediting Miami.
Miami deserves all the credit in the world.
But considering that the Celtics, you know, didn't have to play honest in the Bucks this year, there's no, you know, Kawhi Leonard out west.
As the Clippers were knocked out, the Celtics had, you know, had a road where they could They could make a run of the finals and maybe win it all.
And now they're in a situation down 31 in the conference finals.
And it's, you know, in my opinion, just that decision making, uh, you know, some selfish play.
I know I've been going on for a while now, but just to wrap it up to the one game, the Celtics, that one in the series Game three.
And that's when the Celtics drove to the hoop.
They went to the cup and got baskets in the paint, and they found so much success in doing so against that, Miami's own and then they got away from it again in Game four.
And I think Miami played a little bit better defensively, and the Celtics couldn't handle more physicality in the lane, which did definitely play a factor, in my opinion.
But still, there were too many just chucking up threes.
It drives me nuts.
It drives me nuts.
They gotta move the ball around, and they did that in Game three and one.
I don't know why they got away from that in Game four, but it's win or go home tonight for the Celtics, and they'll have to win three in a row.
We'll see if they if they've got what it takes, because they have to get.
They have to get on the same page and I I So no, it's a big question mark at this point, and it's been very frustrating for sure.
I Grant will give you the last say quickly.
Tyler hero drops 30 plus points automatically high Grant.
Oh, I mean that that it's not that, you know off.
You know, that could be very accurate and based on how Game four went.
But yeah, I know Sam's right.
That's what the Celtics to shoot, continuous to shoot threes as well.
Between Jalen Bound face and tea and Marcus Smart Kemba Walker.
You're all great shooters, but when you're starting to trail by, you know a decent bit or when you're winning by five, it's not the time, you know, just start chucking up three pointers again.
The exactly what? Say it again, the paint, score the twos.
Keep the pressure on.
That's why the Heat have been able to come back for the majority of these games just because the Celtics that they get a little bit lazy late in the game when they just have, you know with 34 possession lead with, you know, three minutes left, No like, All right, let's just start, you know, hoping that you know these streets could go in just a further Alino get the and, uh yeah, I don't know.
I'm gonna I'm gonna stick with my original prediction.
I do think Boston will win tonight, but I hear they're gonna win Sunday and they're gonna win in six.
That was my original prediction.
And looks like I mean, I think the Lakers, they're gonna beat the Nuggets tomorrow.
And it looks like gravel Lakers Heat finals.
Which should certainly be an intriguing matchup.
But I'm hoping the Celtics come back.
I want to see LeBron a face. Erik Spoelstra.
I I want to see that.
I mean, look, we know the last time the bond was in the finals, obviously he wasn't on the heat, It was the Cavaliers.
But besides the Cavaliers, while he was on the heat in the finals, so facing his former teen look, I hate it.
Tom Brady is different, right? If you will Patriots Jersey and Tom Brady sees you on the street.
Tom Brady is gonna be nice and sign it.
And he's going to say, Look, he's a ****ing years player now, but he's not gonna turn you away because you're a Patriots fan because the Patriots mean so much, But with LeBron James after he retires, he'll have the connection with the heat.
But I don't think he has it right now.
After he retires, he will.
But right now, look, he's gonna say hi to Udonis Haslem.
He was going to say hi to Erik Spoelstra, but he's not feeling the heart of Wow.
I get to play my former team in which I was playing with them in the Finals.
I just LeBron doesn't have that connection with the Heat yet.
He his number is going to be retired.
We know that again.
Like I said and you guys agree? LeBron James played best in his whole career on the Miami Heat.
His best part of his career was on the heat.
And just to add on to that for sure, like either Heat, Lakers or Celtics Lakers would be would be.
You know exactly what you guys in the playoffs back to the Paul Pierce days.
And either of those matchups would be intriguing.
And, yeah, I'm with you.
Like I feel like LeBron James and Pat Riley really hate each other because Pat, right? Yeah.
Well, Pat Riley publicly went out and was, you know, criticizing James after he left Miami.
And so I think James would be, you know, excited for the potential to, you know, to, you know, beat the Heat and beat his former team because him and Pat Riley, you know, they had, you know they had.
They had a little bit of beef after he left.
I also, by the way, heard that Jimmy Butler when he left Philadelphia, he wanted to go to the Lakers, But LeBron James said he didn't want the Lakers to get Jimmy Butler.
And so Butler eventually ended up on the heat.
So there could be something going on between Butler and James if they met in the plot to, you know, I just think it's this Butler is on Lee, good on a team where he's the best player.
We saw that in Philadelphia.
He didn't like it because he had two players, not just one and beat and Simmons.
But how could you fight for the ball with Simmons and M.
B? You know what you have been out about that's different.
Bim on the buyer was a center and you say OK Jolan beats the center but and beats an offensive center.
Bands of defensive center.
So it's different.
You're gonna focus on defense.
He'll give the ball to Pablo and B does not want to give up the ball.
And, you know he gives up the ball, but not a lot.
So anyway, great show guys, he Celtics.
Any last thoughts. I know Sam's.
I'm ready to spit something out if if you have it.
E I was just going to say like, Yeah, the he Lakers would be a great final matchup.
Celtics, Lakers, Justin All time classic rivalry.
It is not a good matchup.
I mean that I don't know what that like.
It's hard like your mom always been really good, but it's not good.
But that's two pieces like Porter Jr.
Yeah, a outside of two players.
You're telling me like we know the MBA.
One player could carry a team, but you know, the Lakers still have one of the best backup centers. Dwight Howard.
They still have Rondo from the best, you know, they have a good team.
Caruso ****ing bench.
One of the best bench players, the Nuggets have to good players.
They're well above good.
But I'm just gonna call them good, and they are about to make the finals again.
They're probably gonna lose next game, like Grand said.
But you're telling me that they had a chance of making the finals and they still dio what? It would be a terrible matchup.
I don't want to see that.
The n b a doesn't want Denver in the finals.
I mean, you know, the Yeah, the Lakers and Celtics are obviously big markets in L.
A and Boston and then Heat Lakers.
You know, we discussed why that would be, Ah, great matchup.
And, yeah, the Celtics Lakers would be, you know, a great rivalry, UH, rematch in the finals as well.
And then LeBron versus the Celtics to like over the course of LeBron's career, whether it was in Miami or Cleveland, he'd always have to get past Boston.
It felt like in the playoffs and had those epic battles against, you know, Paul Pierce's.
Those two hate each other quite a bit, it seems, but yeah, so so.
Either the Heat Lakers or Celtics Lakers would be a great ah, great Finals matchup.
No doubt about it won.
The MBA would Would would like to see.
But yeah, we'll see.
We'll see if if Boston can snag snag Game five tonight.
Um, yeah, I'll be on the call for the game, and, uh, I, uh I'm obviously hoping for a Celtics win.
I'm obviously nervous with them on the brink of elimination, but we're just gonna have to take it one game at a time.
It's been it's been a heck of a Siri's, though.
Everyone, you know what? I'll be watching the replay.
Hopefully they don't lose.
Or else that could be a real possibility.
The throwing as upsetting.
And you say how the Celtics season has failed.
But the Bruins came into the bubble as the best team the Celtics did.
Yeah, but, uh, in the conference in the NHL, you know, the Celtics were the third best team in the East.
Not that's just the East, the West.
I still think they were behind the Clippers and Lakers.
So one last thing before Grant exists what were the more upsetting brewing Celtics? Alright.
Sorry I was You're asking Graham.
I'm asking both of you So Okay, you can go first. Go ahead.
I'm gonna say the Celtics.
I felt, like, once took a Rask, opted out the Bruins, you know, think give up on Hill.
Acts like so put up a pretty good fight.
But it's also like without Rask, you're going up against Tampa Bay.
It just seemed like it was doomed to fail.
Where the Celtics.
You kind of expected them.
Thio, you know, not being a 31 Hold that case here.
And the Celtics could easily, you know, have either Siri's number two.
They could even be leading 321 if they could just hold. Ah, lead.
That's the other thing.
The Bruins am blow much leads.
The Celtics have been blowing these left and right.
So I'm gonna have to go Celtics performance here.
Yeah, I 100% agree that it's the Celtics grand point.
Pointed out a lot of Ah, a lot of good points because yeah, because the Bruins were simply outplayed by the Lightning and, you know, like lost in five.
Like the Celtics, they've been playing just, you know, at the level of Miami, pretty much it's been pretty much even Siri's except the Siri's score, which is 31 Miami.
That's what would make the law so frustrating.
Plus, the Bruins were playing, you know, the next best team in the East.
Those were the two best teams in the East based off second round.
So it wasn't, you know, really a surprise that, you know, it wasn't surprised the Lightning one in five.
But it wasn't a surprise, really, That Tampa one that Siri's And like, I feel like the Bruins.
Just, you know, since they got out in the second round, it was just like too early in the playoffs.
For it to be like, obviously, was devastating.
But the Celtics were like this close to the MBA Finals like, Yeah, a third round.
The thing for me is like the Celtics there, you know, seeding wise.
They're the best team remaining in the East, you know, because the Celtics are the three in Miami are the five, and so, like the Heat are a team the Celtics could and probably should beat, in my opinion, whereas you know that Tampa Brew, the lightning brewing Siris, was, you know, more more of Ah, a coin flip and we knew how you know we we knew that there was a real chance Tampa could be could beat the Bruins.
You know, we obviously knew in this series that there was a real chance that Miami could beat the Celtics, but But the Celtics, they are the better team when it comes to talent, and they should be ableto beat this team.
We knew it was gonna be one heck of a Siri's, but yeah, just every aspect of it, like them blowing leads, then being this close to the MBA Finals and, uh, and and and you know, not not really being outplayed in this Siri's.
Except when it matters the most, which is the final, you know, five minutes and clutch time.
That's what makes it all the more frustrating and devastating, because the Celtics could easily, you know, they could easily be in the finals if they were just able to close out the games in this series.
So, yeah, well, then I should expect a paper to be thrown if that's, uh, worse than the Bruins.
And no, now I understand.
You know, I would have thought, you know, I would think it would be the Bruins, because the, you know, they came in as the best team in the NHL.
But this white stole sports talk show.
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Great show today, ladies and gentlemen.
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A little bit of the Marlins who are up three.
Nothing against the Yankees, That small stadium.
Ah, short home run by Gary Cooper through on home run.
And the Phillies now have the lead, so we'll see how it turns out.
Um, Sam? So I can't talk to you about the Red Sox.
I know you don't want to talk about them anyway, so we want I'm just happy their season's over in two days, that misery I'd rather not not have them be on TV every night than than wait a second.
The Celtics are gonna be the static season is gonna be over in zero days.
E what? Patriots.
Though he's got the Patriots, he's fine.
He oh, patriots.
So they got their first time starting up in 12 weeks.
If Cam Newton gets injured, I don't know what to tell you, Sam.
It's gonna be system and the season's over.
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You didn't You didn't persuade, Like bottles Grant enough.
Oh, whatever, Brian.
Lawyers with years now, it was expecting the Patriots together to them now.
I mean, they got rid of him two years ago whenever, when he went to the Colts.
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Wish you luck, Sam.
Hopefully don't throw papers tonight if the Celtics lose.
But let me tell you, I cannot My only prediction.
And it's not whether the Celtics win or the heat one.
It does involve winning.
And that's if Tyler, you have dropped 30 plus points to eat.
Well, what anyway? Thanks everyone for watching Grant take it away.
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Excuse me? The Heat Celtics series ending.
We could have a Stanley Cup champion by tomorrow night if Tampa Bay wins tonight and tomorrow, which I will be on the call for Game five tomorrow.
We could have a Stanley Cup champion and, of course, the draft coming up in a couple weeks, definitely stuff to look forward to in the NHL.
And then on Sunday, I'll probably on the call for either the Patriots traitors or a little bit of NFL Red Zone.
But yeah, no. Should be a good week into sports.
You know, might have our NBA Finals hatch up.
We're gonna gnome or about the NFL might ever Stanley Cup champion.
All that crazy stuff in the sportswear again.
I will be playoff starting next week.
It's gonna be a lot of fun.
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Congratulations on making it to Friday.
and we've got a great weekend of sports ahead.
As Grant said, Yeah, the Lightning could could be the champion and, you know, about 27 hours time, I still can't believe there they scheduled back to back games in the Stanley Cup final.
But But, yeah, that is possible as well.
And so I'll definitely be keeping an eye on that.
And we've got the conference finals in the latter stages for the N B. A.
MLB playoffs start Tuesday, a full slate of NFL games.
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Will they make the first? Will they make the players? For the first time in my life, I've been watching them every year of my life.
Hopefully they will.
They have ah lead right now over the Yankees.
A very good team.
Anyway, Let's go heat.
Samson's Let's Go, Celtics.
We'll see what happens tonight.
All I could tell you is tell you it will be a five time All Star.
At least Stephen A.
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