Good evening, everyone.
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There's a nice sports madness episode, Uh, 20.
We just put it quickly in this shot wide section.
Um, Episode three with the new name Since it waas before returning sports hopefully as well with you guys.
Um, today is September October.
We're officially in October and this crazy 2020 year.
Um, but we're getting getting started with this new month and looking forward to moving forward with it.
So let's just get started.
We'll get through everything regarding, uh, what's coming with the NFL and NHL I'm gonna be and to solve the latest within all the sports going on right now.
So, um, first, though, if you guys have, like, always have any questions you can ask me, um, in the chat live section.
Or you can ask me via Twitter Online Messenger Any question regarding the return of sports? Um, if you're buying up the answer, um, you know, after the episodes over from tonight, but we'll just get started and we'll start with the NFL segment and NFL.
We four starts tonight with kind of more of a dull type game.
If you ask me to winless teams between the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets.
Um, but with that being said, um, for those that are watching, uh, you know, I think a lot of people are, you know, go through and wants that debate and as much it was terrible to see.
And I thought it was hilarious.
It was so painful that at least I would even admit that I could watch this Denver Jets game.
Um, we'll be looking forward to watching it, then, um, then watching that today, I mean, that was just bunch of nonsense talking back and forth between the two presidents that are going on for our election November.
Alright, So weak force starts tonight.
Um, Denver and the Jets.
And then on Sunday, as far as the Saints will be at the lines at one oclock, the charges will be at the Bucks at 1 p.m.
in terms of the Saints lines, I'm gonna pick the Saints.
The charge of the bucks near the Buccaneers gonna pick the bucks.
The Jaguars are taking on the Bangles.
I'm picking the Bangles in that matchup.
Let me quickly go to in terms of the records.
Um, so you guys air where? In terms of the matchups, where Every team kind of stance.
Um, but, uh, you know, uh, I also want to get NFL.
There's a lot of, um, news going on, especially.
What's the latest regarding, ah, cancelation that we had to that the league had to, um, set out due to a bunch of players and personnel staff from the Tennessee Titans? Um, they had a bunch of positive tests, and this is kind of like the first riel test in terms of how to handle and outbreak uh, S O.
That with occurred this week, and I'll get more into it after I go through the matchups for a week four.
So my apology, um, Broncos and Jets around three on each side.
I am picking the Broncos to win that one.
The Saints and Lions.
That will be, uh, the Saints there.
One and two on the lines.
I'm picking the sense to win that the Chargers air one and two and the books are two and one.
I'm picking the box.
Jack's Bengals picking the Bangles, likings Texans think the Texans will finally get a win on this year.
They had a very tough start having to phase the Baltimore Ravens of the Mark Jackson.
They had to face the Super Bowl champ, defending champs and Patrick Mahomes.
And then last week they took on a very sneaky, really good team, I think, this year in the Pittsburgh Steelers.
So you know, they had a They've got a tough test so far with their schedule.
Um, and I think that they definitely will find a way to balance back at this point, get back to the winning ways and obviously give a guy like to Shawn Watson something to build off of.
Well, we'll have to see that game goes tonight.
Uh, and, uh, you know, obviously I think it's a big game for our Adam gays in the head coach.
Obviously, a lot of people are skeptical Steptoe, you know, feeling to see how he does tonight, especially with the way that things were going 2017 jessamine.
If I think it'll be a really close game, regardless because I think both teams offensively there very, very young, uh, they also both have battle injuries.
You talk about, uh, a lot of the weapons around the Jets.
They have a couple of guys banged up and then for the Broncos, they don't have their starting quarterback drew lock, who's been out for the last couple weeks.
So it should be a very, uh, interesting game, to say the least.
Onda, Uh, I'll definitely watching to kind of see, uh, or things kind of stand.
Um, all right, so and if anyone else has any comments or questions you guys air, feel free to ask me, um, along or after my episode.
All right, so keep on going here.
The Ravens air fit taking on the Washington football team, picking the Ravens, Seahawks and Dolphins at one o'clock and picking the Seahawks Browns at Cowboys at one o'clock.
Picking the Cowboys, UH, Colts at Bears.
I'm taking the Colts Cardinals at Panthers that wanted picking the Cardinals Giants at Rams, picking the Rams Bills at the Raiders.
Bills are currently undefeated.
The Raiders just lost in New England.
Last weekend's Patriots played a really close game until Kana towards the end of the second half, but I'm picking the Raiders doing this one, I think they will have a bounce back game.
Patriots chief Says the Pats fan.
Uh, it's probably a tough test all season.
You know, I'm picking the Chiefs to win, I think, in a really close game.
Overall, I think all the games against the Chiefs have been close.
Um, just the fact that they had to go to Kansas City on Patrick Mahomes is doing Patrick Mahomes things even better than before.
I think it's just a really tough test for the Patriots team.
And, uh, you know, I hope that the Patriots win in the past in.
But, you know, just been burying Riel here.
I'm taking the Chase on then.
Enough football, uh, is gonna be eagles and Niners picking the Niners toe win on a close one and then Falcons up Packers.
Um, Falcons are only three.
They've lost two out of their thought.
They lost the last 22 games when they've had at least a double digit lead, which has come to show that I don't know how much I can trust in terms of the coaching staff, despite them having all the offensive firepower with Matt Ryan and Julio Jones.
Uh, they just haven't been able to close games out.
So go into Lambeau Field in a place where the Packers airplane hot right now.
Aaron Rodgers having a great season so far.
So I'm taking the Packers and that one, and that will finish off the week.
Eso the Steelers in Titan's The game is postponed to a later date after one additional Times player and one personnel player tested positive for Cove it.
The announcement came on Thursday after the league said, I hope to play the game on Monday or Tuesday.
The NFL said a new game day would be announced shortly.
Eso from the latest that I've heard was from Adam Schefter.
Um, and it was about potentially in terms of a bye week, switching one of the Bibles for another.
Um, actually, just looking at more news here, uh, in terms of latest from that.
So there was mostly scenario as ESPN stats Info opposed proposes this perp Sources move Steelers Ravens from weeks seven a week eight.
The Steelers and Ravens on the bye week in week, a move.
The Steelers Titans from week for a week seven because the Titans buys in Week seven and this is contingent upon no more positive test. Minnesota.
Um, there's more to based upon that.
There are no positive tests for the Vikings who played the Titans this past week.
As long as there no more positive test Minnesota the stealing sealers rating scenario lists it becomes the NFL's most likely scheduling scenario.
Um, so what I've what I've heard s so far from the Vikings reporters is that none of their players or personnel, uh, was attractive, But it was contracted with it from the Titans, which I think is a really good sign.
Just the fact that it Z, you know, within a team type then And it's not with players from the opposition.
Now it's all about how can they? How do they move on from this? How do they We've seen it with other leagues expensive with baseball.
Uh, the Marlins obviously outbreak early on their 16 game season thin.
The Cardinals did, and obviously there's a lot of people on down in terms of how they can move on from it.
Now what? The NFL has more trouble with that.
Was able to manage was able to schedule doubleheaders and obviously, NFL, it's you're more in a bind in terms of your only playing once a week on Sundays or Thursday night or Monday night.
But, um, it's just a lot tougher, especially when you're trying to figure out, you know, their teams by weeks and stuff like that.
So most of the teams so far, I think, have been following the rules and the way done a really good job with it.
But what what just happened here in Tennessee? I think more teams to be to be more aware that obviously speaking, this is still a pandemic that we have been through despite the fact that we're doing we can to play sports a za much as we can.
And but obviously it's gonna be different the way, the way we uh, the way the players and staff and everybody handles things.
And it's just a matter of being smart in terms of going and going for game days.
And uh, you know, testing and rapid testing, especially um and I'll get in tonight show because they were too Stanley Cup champion and I also wanted to just basically give credit to their commissioner, Gary Bettman, and how much of a heck of a job he really did with this whole entire bubble situation from top to bottom.
I also wanted Thio credit commissioner from the MBA as well.
Adam gays, Aziz.
He was kind of the first one out of all the leaks to really, um, you know, kind of get a really a bubble and kind of get a location in terms of where to resume.
And, uh, I'll give warms and that stuff.
But those two are really the ones that really, um, did a fantastic job and and nothing to take away from Goodell.
Uh, you know, obviously I wish that maybe potentially the NFL could get into a bubble, but it's obviously not feasible, um, at all on, then the baseball to it that the union and I see the players.
It just took a while to negotiate back and forth, and it just turned into more money at stake.
Um, so but obviously we're past that, and I'm still going to some baseball stuff because baseball is really into full sermon with the postseason eso.
Let's quickly go back to the NFL, though, and finished that stuff off here.
So, um, the decision and this is and we're going back quickly to talk about the Titans and their cove it outbreak.
So the decision to postpone the game was to me and to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel, the league set the Times facility room will remain close and the team will continue to have no in person activities.
Adult for further notice on Tuesday, the Titans three No place three players and the reserve coded list, including key players offensive captain and Lime Dequan Jones and launched out there. Bo Brinkley.
Outside linebacker Camelia Correa becomes the fourth on that list on Wednesday.
With the two new cases, the Titans are now at 11 5 players and six other organization members.
That doesn't include outside linebackers coach Shane Bowen, whose positive result came back on Saturday, preventing him from travel with the team from Tennessee to Minnesota for 31 to 31 over the Vikings on Wednesday.
Coach Mike Vrabel from The Times said he was.
I'm on the group of five person.
Nobody did decline to identify any of those people who tested positive for example, in some of those who tested Pop, and then some of those who tested positive are experiencing, um, flu like symptoms.
So it just keeps building on more and more on.
Obviously, this is something to keep on key, and I on because I know we'll get into more of the colder months.
Things will just it won't get any easier from here in terms of trying Thio, get it.
Get through this NFL season and also the college football season's.
You know, there's a lot of teams that have had additional postponements already.
There's been it's just been, you know, I think people shouldn't be surprised in terms.
A lot of this stuff at this point, Andi, I think it's just in terms of Take what you get for granted, for sure.
Uh, but, you know, obviously hopefully, you know, because the NFL is really plugging away.
Well, for the first couple weeks, they didn't have any positive tests that, you know, that we heard about and then we kind of got into this with the Titans.
So hopefully that was just one kind of thing that they had leagues aware of.
And hopefully that, uh, you know other teams and, you know, there, uh, able to just be more aware of what's at stake.
Uh, you know, moving forward.
So that was that.
Another thing that the NFL has had Thio deal with is obviously coaches.
Some coaches have been not been following the protocol rules with the max, especially the coaches.
Some coaches, um, weren't wearing them, and I talked about last week that if you don't wear your mask on the sidelines, eso victor banjo from the Broncos.
E think it was Sean Payton, Um, Jon Gruden from the readers, a couple of guys, and they just got big, hefty fines for not wearing them.
I think Chamakh phase well from the ramps, but they're just the latest coming out here from Adam Schefter from Wednesday's a memo that the NFL has issued another strong warning.
Two coaches who won't wear mask on the silent during games during suspensions and for um, forfeiture of draft picks is punishment for failing to comply with Kobe 19 game day protocols, according to a leaked memo obtained Wednesday from Adam Schefter from the strongly worded memo sent to coaches, general managers and team executives by NFL Executive vice president Troy Vincent includes a passage in which the NFL says it will address lack of compliance with accountability measures that may include suspensions and are forfeit of draft picks.
So that's obviously another thing that, um coaches for sure have to be aware of while they're on that.
So the league is already fun.
As I just mentioned, lead is already find several coaches.
Look, man, John John McKay, uh, both our own and independent medical adviser.
Seventh Eyes F M uh, M for but that sorry emphasis empty emphasized the need.
Well, I can't talk today, um, the need to remain Village int and discipline and following the processes and protocols put in place an agreement the N F L P A, as well as by state local governments, Vinson wrote in the memo, also were only through Week three of the season.
If you're going to play a full and interrupted season, we all must remain committed to our efforts to mitigate the risk of transmission of the virus, inconsistent adherence to health and safety protocols and put the 2020 season at risk.
On Monday, when the Chiefs faced the Ravens coach Harbaugh has seen with his mask covering lower with arguing with line Judge Mark uh Stein, Kurt Kercher about tripping penalty on tight and Nick Boyle, Robert said, I know where you really are trying to do our best.
I compare with what we do here at the best of all the protocols with anybody just on the National Football League.
But anywhere in the world, Um, yeah, um, we have been for all three games, really got on the Cylon.
I don't think that has any buddy better than US media or a coaching staff from the beginning of the game to the end of the game.
To think in a three hour heated competitive environment, especially when you're telling that your mask isn't going to fall down for 45 10 seconds.
I don't think anybody could be held to that standard.
All right, So, um, just mawr updated news regarding injuries uh, read, too.
Especially, uh, there's a bunch of big time players, especially with a couple guys area after the year of Torn a C L C Kwan Barkley, a main running back for the Giants Uh, Nick Bosa installment Thomas.
Two guys on defense in front of the Niners there already after the year, and then Chris McAfee, one of the best backs and lead from the Panthers.
He's out for than five weeks, so he's been out.
He's gonna be out for a little bit longer.
So you know, there there's a bunch of guys have been hurt.
Um, I've been hearing rumors in terms of, uh, the NFL NFL Pierre talking about, uh, the turf, our official church and the grass.
I guess, uh, you know, the new artificial turf for some of these games.
It puts the players mark high risk to have potentially have some injuries and not sure if that's true or not.
So obviously the lie guy has been banged up.
That's obviously something you have to put into question.
So guys that might make the return back and get in Week four.
Michael Thomas from the same thing on the best receivers in the league.
He's been off the last couple weeks, and he says that he might try to play on on Sunday when they face the Lions.
George kill with the best tight ends.
The diner has not only been banged up on their defense, but they've been banged up on their offense without Jamaica wrap.
Well, for quite a quite a couple weeks here, UH, he mostly they're starting running back.
Jerry McKinnon's been also banged up a little bit here.
George Kittle in the best that ends in the league.
He is gonna be coming back, I think, on Sunday, So that should be a good boost for them.
So the other guys as well bills and the receiver John looks like John Brown.
Let's get Sunday's game with a calf injury.
Looks like he's in May around the questionable here.
Byron Jones miss Wednesday's practice with lingering growing an Achilles injury.
Coach Brian Forests that Jones working diligently behind the scenes in order to play on Sundays.
But we need to hurry it.
Need to hell in a hurry to face the Seahawks Patriots.
They get a warm welcome back.
A couple of running backs back, obviously, understandably, what's going on with James White on his situation? Obviously, three unfortunate news of the passing of his father during the car accident, and obviously his mother has been in critical condition.
So I still much the best of luck to James and I hope he is, uh, you know, go being doing okay, because obviously I can understand that he's going through a lot right now.
But, Jay, But what it looks like he you know, he practiced yesterday for the first time since, uh, right before the Seattle game, we to Damon Harris has officially come back off of IR.
It looks like on Sunday as well as receiver Gunner Olszewski.
So it looks like some guys and patriots they're making their turn back.
Uh, the jets looks like, uh, with our welcoming back Jamison Crowder receiver on March fan.
Uh, right tackle.
So looks like San Donald could get one of his targets back to play tonight against the Broncos all prologue title.
Ronnie Stanley was limited ones of a short injury.
He's from the Ravens.
Um, looks like he will be okay and play.
Uh, if you just eyes able to be limited or at least full participation without the rest of week, D j.
Shark has good availability for Sunday.
Looks like he's going to be able to play so fantasy owners that had the good shark.
You should be in good shape there.
Uh, Henry Rhodes, who didn't play speed received from the Raiders.
It looks like he's a question mark.
So he could might be out another week against the Bills.
Brian Edwards, who is another receiver who got a couple of catches against the patients on Sunday from South Carolina, Eastern South Carolina, played South Carolina University, South Carolina.
He is already out.
Looks like, um so all the things before we we want a baseball.
Um, the Raiders, uh, they had a charitable event, and it looks like a bunch of the guys tenants, um, follow the protocols.
Um, couple, couple guys are, um you know, they had a big group going on in their quarterback.
Their car? Um, literally.
The day after they lost the Patriots, uh, they decided to attend this event that was prohibited by state or local regulation.
And, uh, so there might be a chance that the rate that the Raiders might get punished because they're not only, um uh you know, uh, in terms of the protocols and not only they're violating that, but they're Also there was a report last to be before the Patriots team that there is what? There is an unauthorized number in that locker room.
When they're playing, they're read to match against the Saints.
So they have a lot of stuff going for them behind the scenes that the league is really keen and I on with that team because obviously the league has to make the teams have to make sure they're following this.
A serious as possible.
You know, it's one of those things that we're in a different year.
And if we wanna have sports, we have to be able to follow.
What, what what? The protocols are at the best, best as they can.
I know for a coach Belichick and the Patriots they got asked about.
You know how they've been doing stuff around the cove.
Uh uh, this week after the Titans had this in a certain situation and he said the guys were doing the best they can that they're falling everything you know, there, going into the locker room, leaving, they want when they have to practices.
I see you're going well, so that's the best that you can dio.
Well, that's just something that the Raiders have to keep an eye on.
And here we got some breaking news quickly in MBA uh, to Doc Rivers, who was, uh, he was really He was cut from the Clippers.
He blew a 31 Seriously.
He's one of the only coaches to blow multiple 31 serious leads in the playoffs in his in his career.
Obviously, I like Doc.
When he was a Celtics coach, he was able to coach MBA Finals Championship against the Lakers.
Uh, and so he was on my favorite coaches, but he just got a job.
Congratulations to the Sixers for Major.
No Danowski from ESPN.
He has agreed to become the next Philadelphia 70 Sixers head coach.
So but that being said, uh, the Sixers have their coach for this coming season.
Uh, we'll have to see how Doc Rivers does with some of the star players like Joel and being in Ben Simmons.
Who? Brett Brown, obviously the coach that they fired after they lost you, got swept by the Celtics.
Ah, we'll have to see how Doc Rivers is able Thio.
All right, coach, this team moving forward.
That was a quick breaking news segment here on Thursday Night.
I've been input by accidentally, didn't put the episode as I usually do Ah, but it is.
Episode 20 on gets the third episode with a new name for those that are 20 May for the first time or whatever I used to having.
I used to have return to sports with my own name for this show.
On Thursday nights, it was changed because obviously now we have all sports back.
So for the majority of all the big leagues at this point back So I just thought it was the best for the best to change it up.
And now it's the third episode with the new name.
All right, um, the Vikings, as I mentioned earlier there kind of titans last this past Sunday.
They receive zero positive results from all PCRM POC testing conducted from players, coaches and football operations staff.
This morning a TCO performance center is open for team activities and we'll practice in practice.
Will continue on as scheduled up to 15.
The Vikings will be taking on the bills on Sunday, So credit to the Vikings that nobody from their area was contracted with this, uh, and that there will stay safe and healthy.
Um, T j Ward, Who is Ah, I guess you could say a Broncos lit.
I didn't even really say he's a Broncos legend.
I mean, he was kind of well known for being on the Broncos for a little bit While he's a safety.
He was, uh, I've only heard his name much, but he just signed a deal with Cardinals earlier in the day and then on the NBC Sports crew there would give me some weeks on Sunday Night Football.
That factory, Meichtry goes, will be filling in for Al Michaels.
So it looks like looked like this past Sunday night.
I watched a little bit of the game and I didn't remember.
I didn't remember that Mike Tirico is doing it, but apparently he did.
It sounds like during this covered pandemic season for football out, Michael's will be having a couple more games that he will not be called.
So that would be something.
Thio, uh, keep it on.
Um, let's get quickly to get its MLB here on and, you know, play also in full swing.
Yesterday they had, I think, eight games and almost felt like March madness in baseball.
I mean, it's great because baseball's one of my favorite sports, not on Let's play but toe watch.
And so they're doing really well, Uh, in terms of all their tests and knock on what everything going all so far.
And, uh, you know, I kind of want to get into the latest with scores and the matchups that are going on for those that aren't aware.
So from the bracket to raise the number one seed raised based the number eight seed Blue Jays, the is the best two out of it was the best out of three in the wild card.
Siri's Yeah, the Rays already won their first two, which means that the Blue Jays air done.
The Yankees face the Indians at Cleveland on the best of three.
The Yankees won at 1st, 1st Indians Air done and that, with that being said, the Yankees will be facing the race starting Monday.
In the vision Siri's now, for those who don't remember or that aren't aware, the wild card serious starts in the top seeds, home ballpark or wherever.
Whatever seen you are the top.
See, you will get the say, the home field, even though there's no fans, and then they'll go into the bubble situation, which, uh for both divisions.
It will go to different places in the ale.
They'll be going to to ballparks in Southern California.
They'll be going to Petco Park and I'll be going to Dodger Stadium for the National League.
They will be going to, Ah, Texas.
They will be playing and Minute Maid Park in at Global I field, where the new Texas Ranger Stadium is pretty sure I'm getting the story.
I'll have to look back on the on the city on the situation format from Obey.
But then, uh, the American League and the national legal, obviously the both the and I know we'll have their championship Siris on.
Then the World Series will be at globally field.
Alright, so let's just keep on going with the rest of how the matchups are going.
So Yankees beat the Indians, the Yankees for the Indians, already the razor to beat the Blue Jays.
They both Yankees and Indians, uh, that want Yankees won two to nothing that serious.
The Raise 1 to 99 series against Blue Jays.
So the Yankees rays faced each other in division sirs.
The Astros faced the Twins, the wild car, and the Astros won two on their Siri's.
I'm sorry to tell you all Minnesota Twins fans, I don't even know how you guys are feeling right now, so I feel bad.
I really wanted you all the win.
Now they have lost 19 I think 19 consecutive playoff games.
I mean, that is hard.
That's hard to Dio.
I'd say it's pretty brutal, Um, but they're obviously they're, they're done, and the Astros are moving forward.
So the Astros were taken on the winner off A's and White Sox, and they're planning a winner take all game today because both teams each won one game out of there two times.
They face each other so that their their games going on.
Still, right now, it is 44 in the bottom of the fifth, two outs, bases loaded for the eights.
So once my podcast show, you know this is over.
Maybe there will be a winner by that, but whoever wants that game will be taking on the Houston Astros and division.
Siri's okay, so what? That being said, uh, it'll go to the Final four teams in ah, in the bracket for American League.
So, so far, the three out of the four teams on the Vision series will be the Rays, Yankees, Astros and then so, so in, for instance, that the White Sox, with 1 may be the last team in the final four years when they last in the Final Four and then division servers.
Let's go. The National League.
The Dodgers air playing the Brewers.
Their Game two tonight.
Ah, then the Marlins and Cubs were supposed to play their game to tonight.
That is actually postponed.
And that will be tomorrow as scheduled for two o'clock and then the Cardinals and Padres.
We facing each other for Game two, Um, tonight, 708 and just probably going through the National League.
He Dodgers are leading their Siri's 10 So the Brewers have to win tonight at the Dodgers won Tonight they will be moving on, Uh, and then the Braves one today.
Five nothing and the Braves on their first to the red.
They faced the Reds and the Reds had no runs, no runs in two games, which is tough because they had the majority of their starting pitching from both Trevor Bauer and Luis Castillo.
They had pretty good outings, but they just couldn't score runs.
And obviously, if you can't score runs, especially in the playoffs and winner take all type games, start to tell you about it.
You know you really don't deserve to move on because if you want to go deep in the playoffs, you gotta be able to score some runs and get the pitch in the exact same time.
So, uh, the Braves are moving on.
So with that being said, the Braves will be taking the winner off the Marlins and Cubs and obviously tomorrow.
Actually, tomorrow's Air one known there, Siri's.
So the Cubs and Marlins Game two will be playing tomorrow because of the postponement today.
And then it sounds.
It looks like if the Cubs win the title 11 they do a winner take all serious game on Saturday.
So the Braves are be taken on the winner of the Cubs and Marlins of their Siri's and then the winner of the Dodgers and Brewers be taken on the winner of the Partners and Cardinals.
And and so far, the Cardinals have one.
No, seriously, on the Padres.
Padres really looked like a really good team coming into this, but unfortunately two of their top pitchers, Mike Clevinger, who they added the at the deadline.
And then they had Denilson lament who was one of their best pictures from the season. Their number two.
They're both off the Wild called off the wild card roster due to, uh, injuries.
So that's obviously tough to hear.
Uh, quickly going to the pitching probables.
Eso earlier from the day the Reds Braves game.
Luis Castillo against Ian Anderson.
They both had a really good game today.
Can really down to the water in the final score of brains. 15 Nothing.
Uh, the Marlins Cubs.
That's gonna be the pitching pitching matchup tomorrow to me.
Does Sanchez and Yu Darvish? Uh, today in the pitching matchup from the A's and White Sox, it was Michael fires against de Dunning on charm.
See who the, um, first name is.
Looks like Dane Dunning.
Ah, trying to try to make sure that that's right. One.
But anyway, And then tonight the Cardinals Padres.
We have Adam Wainwright taking amount for Cardinals against Zach days for the Padres and then a pretty good matchup tonight for the jurors in Dodgers.
You have Brennan, Woodruff against postseason problem.
I would say that, sir, even though is one of the best one of the best pictures out there.
Still, I'd say still, uh, obviously not the same dominant dominant, but he's still pretty good client her shop.
So that is the pitching probable is from say, and quickly, Um, you know, just just kind of recap on what's going on with this MLB stuff in the bubble, uh, Santa dimensional wildcard.
It starts at home ballparks.
Best of three, both L N F NL Division Series Best five championships.
Siri's best seven.
There's 16 teams from this bracket that are participating in the postseason A from both Yale and, you know, division Serie is the best of five.
Naturally, the winner of the one first eight first will play the winner of the four verse 25 seed, while the winner of the two Seaver, Where's the Seven seed will be taking the winner of the third C versus the six seed American League Division Series will play a doctor's team in Los Angeles and Peco in San Diego, while the National League with Planet globally feel New Orleans, Texas and Minute Maid Park in Houston So I did get that right, as I mentioned earlier.
Um, like the division Siri's, which will be held over five consecutive days.
Championship Series in both of these will not featured travel days and will be played over seven consecutive days.
The world serious about seven, the American League champion against the national champion will meet a globally field Game one slated for October 20th.
The higher seeded team, not necessarily the team with the best record, will be reportedly having last at bats in Game 12 and, if necessary, in Game six and seven.
Uh, now people might people under because there's no fans.
Um, for the regular season, will there be fans in the stands with perhaps? Well, your answer now is here.
The league announced on Wednesday that it would allow 11,500 fans for each of the NLCS and world Siri's, named in Arlington, Texas, with 10,550 tickets available, are spread out sitting at globally field in an additional 950 tickets available for sweets.
Texas is in phase three of their reopening, which will allow open air venues to see if the 50% capacity and will be said in its statement that it had received appropriate approvals and then implement safety protocols in conjunction with local and state state regulations.
Masculine, mandatory All fan except for when they're eating or drinking and hand Sanitation station will be available around the ballpark.
Tickets will be sold in positive for those positive which cannot be broken apart for separate sale, which would be distance 6 ft apart.
What else s O before going to my next in baseball? If you guys, I'm wondering who wants to go to see the baseball for the postseason.
I mean, I've seen she's different.
More people are gonna be like, Well, yeah, they're saying if there's fans left the postseason baseball, I'm definitely wanted to go.
Actually, more fans give me more, um, you know, more hesitant for sure.
But obviously with global field on the newer ballparks, that was, uh, you know, put in and have the world Siri's.
I think there will be a lot of people that will show up.
I'm not sure how much will show up.
I mean, they have up to 50% capacity, so I mean, it's at least a good amount, but I think you'll I think you'll definitely, uh, you'll definitely get some fans for sure.
I have to say about that s So what else is in the MLB postseason? That's different from the regular season.
Uh, so the runner at second base and yesterday during the regular season that is not put in place of the postseason.
That that is something, Uh, you know, Obviously it's similar to the rules that we're all kind of accustomed to in the extra innings.
You know, actually, starting off fresh, no runners on or whatever.
Uh, I don't think a lot of people actually like more.
The postseason schedules also struggled differently, structured differently this year with the elimination of mid Siri's off days and the two rounds before the world Siri's.
This could also strategic impacting on the pitching, um, with the 16 team format that covers just the pandemic short season man for remains proponent of adding more teams the postseason beyond this year, he said earlier in the month, an overwhelming majority of owners have endorsed had endorsed an expanded postseason format even before the pandemic.
It eso The biggest thing is not only what is gonna happen this year with, like, potentially having fans potentially back, which obviously they don't really know about, for sure yet.
And then another thing is the the new rules that were put in place from this year.
You don't know what's gonna happen from next year.
They're gonna follow suit or kind of go back to the old rules.
Um, you know, as they were before.
So the division series starts Monday.
As I mentioned, Yankees and Rays are already game set.
Game one are set for Petco Park.
Astros are to meet at the winner of the White Sox. Game one.
How are the House? The bubble? Exactly going toe work you might be asking.
So any team that still mathematically allowed we traveling from city to city as teams were eliminated from postseason contention.
Players were lovely.
Their hotel quarantine situations players will be strict to their hotels were not the ballpark.
Even teams playing games in their home ballparks in the final vehicle had to quarantine in hotel rooms, not their own homes, and covert tests will happen daily after arrest start to the season.
Both the Marlins and Cardinals missed long stretches of games as they were dealing with probate out. Briggs.
There have been only, uh, isolated issues on then, but MLB is also strongly expressive fear of coming this far, not concluding the playoffs and post hard with safest possible protocols to finish out the year.
The postseason is worth nearly $1 billion in the MLB, so they want to make sure they get through this or else it's going to be trouble.
Uh, I do have a date so far eso from the October 5th to the ninth for both.
Uh, you know the division Siri's Those will be the dates for the ale division.
Siri's theano division syriza dates are gonna be October 6th to 10th D L.
C s from October Flowing to the 17th are gonna be LCS Kimia Peco parks and you're going LCs Arlington's blow Blakefield is gonna be October 12th, the 18th, and then the world syriza subjected to start October 20th and then on the 28th recording if there's any if necessary, games to a Game seven.
But if there's anything, the baseball season would be over no matter what on the 20th of October at the latest.
So that's your segment regarding baseball, and I'm going to pass the 45 minute mark. So I apologize.
There won't be any videos.
Um, I'll start with more next week.
Um, got into a lot of stuff, the videos next week.
So, uh, I do apologize for known this week.
Um, let's quickly talk about the NBA for a little bit.
We're going for fun.
Uh, the finals air here.
A zoo You guys probably watched.
Yesterday night, my Celtics lost in the Eastern Conference finals.
Once again, they play the heat.
Lost four games to two.
The Lakers won their Western Conference finals against the Nuggets.
So the heat are playing the the Lakers, and I call him Go into a little bit of how the game, how I feel like I'm gonna go.
I think the Lakers gonna win in six games.
I think the heat have a great, fantastic around this postseason bubble.
You know, they have a bunch of guys and I am not a buyer.
Their center really good spun Jimmy Butler.
They have to really good sharpshooters.
And Duncan Robinson and Tyler hero.
They have a decent shooter as well as Jae Crowder, a veteran player.
They have one of the best coach.
I think in the in the N B A and Eric Spoelstra.
They've had to face a bunch of talented teams through this bubble.
They had to go through Milwaukee.
They had to go through Boston.
They had to go through the books.
So it's not like the Heat just had a fluke.
In terms of getting to the finals, they had to play a lot of really good teams.
So he had to give that team a lot of credit because I don't think a lot of people expected this team to go this far.
Now this hour is obviously no fans.
It's obviously in a neutral environment, so that obviously puts in.
That obviously puts some of the advantages to play.
But the fact is you have to give credit where Credit's due in Miami has had a really good run so far into the signals, but now they're facing arguably the best in the league.
You're going against one of the best players ever in LeBron James, your face and also one of the best Biggs in the league and Anthony Davis and just those two combined yesterday, the LeBron and they did.
It was a total of 59 points, and the Lakers won by the final score in Game 11 16 to 98.
The Heat had couple injuries.
Their game, a couple of key players, and I wish the best that they could get back in regard as soon as possible doesn't look too promising for now.
So going to hate court was going to say, going Hayward, Gordon, drag each.
They had dammed the buyer and Jimmy brother.
They all were banged up, uh, drag each and I bought both.
Looks like they're doubtful, I heard report that dragon try to play for the game tomorrow.
Game two is officially tomorrow, and I'll tell you guys the time all the times for the rest of the finals on the headlines.
But I just think that the Lakers are really the dominant Force team when they're clicking on all cylinders, which they were last night.
Even if the guys for the Heat were healthy, I think they will give them more of a test throughout the Siri's.
But you're really seeing that that the Lakers able to kind of exposed a lot of the places where the Celtics struggle with, and that's the zone defense and you have a big man up front that could test with the amount of bio.
You have a really good chance to win the Siri's.
Do I get the get the Heat potential chance to really pull off the upset in this finals because they're really concerned the underdog potentially.
But I just don't see it. I don't say, I think.
But regardless of the fact, I do see this going six or seven games and I'm begging the Lakers and ***, uh, so from the Heat high scores from yesterday.
But I'm gonna buy It was only two of eight from the field day points, but he was hurt Midway.
So I think you have had more.
Jimmy Butler actually had a pretty good game before.
He got hurt with 23 points, a couple of threes, um, and actually do of the injury.
So Band was diagnosed to you with the next stream after an M.
I drag, which was suffered with Thorne Planche are freshly itis is obviously something that is quite serious, and it would be very painful if you even try to come back to play in that Jimmy Balder looks like he's the more likely of all them, too.
Come back for the second game.
Hey, did have you did role in ankle on the left ankle sprain.
Looks like he was in pretty good spirits and he wants Thio play.
Uh, Barack Obama, former president, US president, was part of the virtual fans game on former Clippers Doc Rivers.
Well, now it's official as before.
I said they used me in the Sixers.
It's official from a General Danowski that he is now officially that the head coach of the Philadelphia 70 Sixers Congratulations to all 60 friends out there.
I'm not a six or stand on Boston Souther stand.
I don't really like the six E.
It's a decent higher.
There's also Ty Lue and Mike D'Antoni that were kind of looking at the Sixers positions as well.
But there's two other teams that really right now need head coaches, the pelicans and the Rockets and looks like, um, you know Ty Lue could Could be, you know, either on the pelicans are the Rockets would be really interesting as well as Antonio.
Want to see what happens.
We moved to the NHL as we're close to get into the one.
Our mark I like to congratulate the Stanley Cup champion of this year is your Tampa Bay Lightning.
Congratulations to all like the fans out there any for those that have joined me? Uh, they clearly deserved it as a Bruins fan myself.
I thought that once they eliminated us early on the bubble, they had all the fire power in the world that they could make this deep run.
Ah, you know, they had one of the best goal is, I think, in the league.
And Andre Andrei Vasilevskiy, one of the best defenseman in the league, and Victor Hedman.
They won the Stanley Cup for the majority of the whole time you, But they're pretty much the best plan of Iran.
Steven Stamkos, Brain and Point has now turned into one of the best budding stars in the league.
You have also one of the best playmaking players and Lee Nikita Kucherov.
So you have so many playmakers all around.
They had so many overtime wins throughout the bubbles, so they were one of the most grittiest teams, including the five overtime game and early on the bubble when they face the Blue Jackets.
I also like to congratulate from the great after with the stars, the team that they face in the Stanley Cup.
I know star fans how you guys feel, especially my Bruins losing on the Cup last year.
But that doesn't take away in terms of your past memories of your great season and obviously just have to move forward it. Supplier of sports.
And unfortunately, one team is able to crown a champ and then be become the champ.
Uh, and, uh, I think overall, the Lightning just had more of wanting it and taking it.
They had a parade yesterday, a boat parade on the river walk.
I do expect this team to be back better than ever.
Even next year, they'll be right in.
And, uh, you know, because they really good, coach, they just have a lot of their guys coming back.
So, congratulations to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
I also wanted to congratulate uh, Gary Bettman, the commissioner early on in this whole process, uh, the NHL with obviously coveted, uh, you know, really speaking up in cases and everything like that, you know, get done was one of the first commissioners to to kind of wait and see how are our country looking at that point, he would decide to go to Canada, and due to bubbles and hub cities, they did it, Um, and they really had no problems from majority of for the last several months.
Now is definitely taxing on players and coaches.
But for in order to get through the season into crown a champion, I got to.
So congratulations to everybody was able to put this through regarding the phases of training camps and everything like that.
Just a great, great way to see live hockey, which is one of the best things to see.
I also wanted to congratulate as finals going on Adam Silver.
They? Yeah, they did a great job, you know, they went down.
A lot of people are very hesitant when they were going down down to Disney World and obviously cases were spiking like crazy people like what? What's going on? Why why are they doing this? What are they doing? And you know, they had some.
They had some things here. And there are people.
Uh, one of the Lou Williams was supposed to go to funeral, but instead he went to some strip club and then he had to quarantine, which obviously was being stupid for that.
And then, uh, Richard Rashard Homes, I think Goto Postmates and they got it off the campus or whatever.
It was really gonna dio.
So I mean, there's a couple of things early on with this, but overall, it went really smoothly and it's gone really smoothly.
I thought the game presentation for both the N B.
A and NHL was fantastic.
I really didn't see.
I mean, I thought the virtual fans I just got really just used to at a point.
I'm just like I'm just watching my basketball.
It's playoffs like let's go.
This is great and the same thing with, um, with the NHL.
I mean, it is different without fans for hockey, especially, I like hockey playoffs with fans.
It just It's just one of the best feeling in the world to watch.
Another thing was playing well.
The playoff hockey is just one of the best things. Just experience.
I've never seen it live.
And one thing I've always wanted to put on my bucket list.
Then uh But just, you know, we have to adapt to top changes.
And I think that a lot of these commissioners so far have done a great job adapting to change.
Um, Cooper said that Mulaney you said, you know, it was great for us to win the cup.
He's like, he was so happy to go home because they obviously they hope that they don't want to do this again, despite the fact, Um, just very taxing.
Does not being able thio, of course, see the arrest of their families and just being away from them And those people that there might be the NHL is talking about potentially, uh, multiple bubbles for next season.
If they can't go right to arenas, let me take a look about that.
Uh well, I saw I saw it on tomorrow s so if I find it, I find it, But yeah, I just I think that the hockey and basketball did a great job with their bubble situations and their whole testing protocols and everything moving forward.
So, um, you know, I put some things in the notes in terms of, you know, how players and stuff adjusted to it, but I think that will be yet for my segment here for hockey, college football.
A couple of things.
There's a couple of games on the on the Saturday Texas A and M.
Gonna Alabama, Texas and Texas Tech had a great game last week.
JT Daniels is gonna be the starting quarterback Looks like for Georgia is planning a return on Saturday.
So let's get the headlines.
Thank you all for listening to my All my Segments here on Thursday.
This is Episode 20 with the third of the new name.
So Stefon Diggs from the Bills has been like in the way the bill's been using them.
No chance, like Mullins will start of her healthy Jimmy G.
According to Kyle Shanahan, starting head coach for nine hours.
The Laker heat time to the rest of the final.
So yesterday's was at 9 p.m.
Game two Tomorrow at 9 p.m.
Game 3 October 4th 7 30 Game 4 October 69 PM It came 5 October 99 P.
Basically, if necessary.
Game started the end game 6 October 11th at 7 30 then a game 7 October 13th tonight at nine PM God **** out of on dragons are both doubtful.
We'll have to see monitor about there.
Ah, situation for before Game two tomorrow night.
Those your headlines from Thursday Night Sports Madness.
I'm your host bank Cruz, and I hope you all have a great night.
Hope you all enjoy Week four.
It's kind of a dull game, I know, but it's just football, you know, Football, football on May love watching matter.
You know, teams are how bad teams are.
Just part of me.
I just love watching football.
Also watched a lot of the baseball as well tonight.
That's going on as well.
So, yeah, there are some stuff going on.
I hope you all enjoy the N B A Finals as well.
It's gonna be a couple games this weekend.
Football, more football games this coming Sunday.
Hopefully, my pictures can pull.
I guess you could say an upset, which is obviously very unpatriotic, like for many reasons for the last several, you know, pains, but they're going against one of the best teams in the league and the defending champs, so it could be a tough one but I hope you all have a great night signing off your house to incurs.
I'll be back here Tuesday night.
We will recap the Patriots Chiefs game talk more about you know how the game went, everything like that.
You guys know the trail for those coming into the night, and then I'll preview the Denver Broncos who played tonight.
I'll talk about their game plan like that.
They play at Gillette Stadium right a week from Sunday.
So talk with him about that.
Thank you all for joining.
May have a great weekend.
Uh, and obviously Happy October where I've seen a new month.
So hope everybody has a great rest of your night.
And I'll see you guys all on Tuesday.
Thank you, everybody.