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So welcome to the newest episode of Sports Talk Central.
I am one of those two diva mood here.
I'm just a normal ghost hunter, and we're gonna talk about everything from So we're gonna start with Major League Baseball recap the Major league baseball playoffs, and then we're gonna go mawr.
Talk about the NFL.
We're gonna talk to some college football and then we'll talk a little bit about any about hockey.
Let's let's start with the MLB.
Like, um, playoffs.
What were thought for the last few games? I think we got the expected results for most of the SYRIZA.
I mean, the Marlins related put up a fight against Atlanta.
But Atlanta is pitching right now.
Is just that SSM good pitching? I'll say that.
They're they're on fire right now.
That's their full pen.
It Siris in while it's been, I think, about over a decade, I think, since they went to a pennant.
So I think that's the first playoff theories that the Marlins have ever lost.
Wow, that's something that's actually kind of crazy.
They'll be back.
I'm sure next year, but over 162 game season.
I don't know who would make e rewarded.
They their fans Do they have fans down there? I don't know anymore.
But you know, their fans, the fans, that they do have a rewarded with some playoff baseball.
They beat the Cubs, which was nice, but they're not.
They weren't gonna be Atlanta.
That Siris was I was Were you surprised by that? They kind of cool Madres Pretty e think there's a Marlins fan in the comments section, So yeah, I mean, yeah, yeah.
The Marlins do have my okay.
That's good. That's good.
E had to make sure I e time.
Yeah, all right.
I mean, you can handle the comments like, Yeah, sure.
But I mean yeah, the Dodgers.
Um, yeah, I agree that they were slept on a little bit because you have a good farm system.
I'll give ice exports, like, give marlins credit on that.
Um, but I mean, they do put.
I mean, N l East is one of those division that sometimes you can consider, um, uh, packed.
But then the season happens.
It's like the mets are average the fillings, air average the Braves are down here.
So so I mean, yeah.
So, I mean, the Marlins could I definitely see tomorrow's can have success.
I mean, they actually have, like, six To Sanchez is really good, Pop.
Um, Sandy Alcantar is good.
Um, Pablo Lope e think Pablo Lopez like they have pictures, so they're good.
Um, so we'll see if how they dio But the Dodgers, I mean, now, that was kind of expected.
I mean, you're talking about a young Padres team that had a injured Mike Levinger and then felt INLA met who was, I think, one of the best pictures he was.
He wasn't He wasn't available because of an injury.
So who knows? Like, if you had a healthy Clevinger and a healthy low met, um, I mean, that would have been really interesting, because Paddock Chris Paddock has been disappointing this year.
Um, yeah, like Chris Paddock has been disappointing this year, but he was, but he doesn't have talent.
Um, they have that ridiculous farm system like, did you? Yeah.
Did you see that moves kid Ryan Weathers? Um, yeah, like the right that kid Ryan.
Rather like 20 years old, like, made his debut against Dodgers in the playoff game and goes, And so it gets out four batters.
I mean, that's incredible.
I mean, and his stat line in high school was ridiculous.
9 year A as a starter, right? In one year? Yeah, that's crazy.
And just Siris was just fine That you could see the rivalry is building with those two teams.
Uh, Machado was barking at them.
The whole Siri's.
That was fun to see.
I think he was like, Hey, I'm not gonna say, well, one of the things he said because, you know, I don't you know that.
But then he was like, I'm coming for you or something like that.
It was just seeing them bark at each other, was good with the Dodgers, were just too deep.
They're probably gonna beat the Braves independent.
And I hate both of those two teams.
I'm learning for Atlanta.
I'm running for Atlanta only because, like only honestly, only because the last time we've seen in Atlanta team and championship in the same sentence great.
So and I feel bad for Atlanta fans, So yeah, yeah, it's like if they need to have this win at some point, but I mean, but then again, I mean the Braves.
I mean, you have Ian Anderson, Kyle, right? Max Fried is pretty good on in.
Their bullpen is a little bit.
I mean, here's the thing that the Padres they don't like.
We can tell like they have a great lineup.
But they're pitching isn't great because most of the guys they have a really young, really young prospects.
And obviously, in the NLDS it it was probably the moment was probably to break from.
So I mean, it will have a challenge against Atlanta.
Um, the camp of the Ravens.
Definitely not awesome.
I'm not surprised it went five, but if that's been fun to watch the Yankees, they're actually putting up a really good fight against them.
I'm assuming Garrett Cole goes in Game five.
Yes, Gerrit Cole on three days rest.
First it's Tyler Glass.
No, on two days rest.
That's gonna be fun.
Um, of course, the Astros have to.
We had to wait, and just everyone just keeps saying I thought the odds were winning that game yesterday.
So they're up three.
Nothing. And then it just all went to crap.
Think, Greinke, Let's say I'm like you just say I'm I'm going to throw a curveball or something.
So, yeah, it was funny, but yeah, which kind of leads me to this? Next with baseball was baseball story headline stuff.
If the Astros win the World Series, is it good or bad for baseball? But I have my thoughts.
Want to hear your thoughts? No, it's not because everybody that's just gonna make like, like everyone.
Just keep hating them even more and like And then then then, if you really what's what's the word I'm looking for? Like like an ashtray.
You're really gonna get people saying that for sure.
Just because, No, I won't repeat it.
And then there was a 16 game season and then, you know, yeah, of course they win when it's a 60 games with more level.
But, you know, I think they're just I don't I don't think anyone outside of the city of Houston wants them to win, just because of everything that's happened with that franchise.
So if one of the Rays or one of the Yankees could beat them, and it's sad that I would have to actually root for the Yankees to be the Astros, because I know a lot of people going and want the Yankees toe win the World Series or anything.
But if it's the Yankees that go through, I'm rooting for that.
I mean, I'm definitely for Tampa that they haven't been to the world E a Now I think they went with Joe Maddon.
I think one year they went, I think it lost in five games e into the Phillies or something.
E Think you're right? Yeah.
So that would be nice to see them go back.
So yeah, well, first of all, my thoughts on that question is it's really to be determined because one of the main storylines is because we've always heard these rumors about teams sign stealing.
Uh, yeah, before and end for me.
I've largely ignored it because that's what they were rumors, because there's like a legal form of it, and then there is an illegal form of it.
So you don't know if what they were doing was legal or not.
But, um, the reason why I say to be determined is because I think we I may have covered it like on one of the first episode.
First times we're doing this show is that there is a letter that was, um, that the Yankees are trying to keep pitting and baseball apparent.
MLB is trying to keep it letter hidden as well.
And the reason why bring us this letter up is because with the Yankees have always been rumored as a team that was sign stealing.
They do have connections with the Astros because of Beltran and then the Apple watch instead with the Red Sox.
Yeah, and then, um yeah, and then they and I think, yeah, and then what we're saying And then there's that letter that came out basically saying they didn't mawr.
They didn't more than just missed properties of broken phone.
And for me, I'm not saying that they were cheating at any point.
I'm not I'm not saying Oh, I thought this letter is gonna prove that they work.
What I'm saying is, if you're if you're looking at it from an outside perspective and you see an attorney free and he's saying the details of this letter will cause reputation, a serious reputational harm, um, either you're being dramatic or There's something in that letter, and then you have major league baseball, and then you have to increase doing everything that can and not have this letter come out.
You have Major League Baseball not wanting its letter to come out.
Oh, no, not wanting this letter to come out as well.
So as an outsider, you have to think what is in this letter that you don't want coming out like what? What's in this letter? And basically, and then a couple months ago, they had theirs.
That video that came out of like a Yankee of someone in a Yankees hat in the Yankee Stadium and like, um, with a camera and you could find and then they kind of zoomed in on the camera and you could actually see, like the catcher's signs on the camera.
And I think, get a writer say that was like a like a high speed camera used for player development, and someone said, No, that's not It's a high speed camera, but it was like a camera that may or may not have, like WiFi capabilities or something like that.
And then it just got me thinking.
It's like, well, you have how many of the Yankees have been rumored check and cheating.
We don't have all this evidence, but now we have a letter that they don't want coming out.
They now have this video that may indicate how they were stealing, how, if they were signed, sealed and how they could have been doing it.
You have connections to other science scaling scandals and and they've been murmurs and all this other stuff.
So it's just for me.
That letter is going to determine whether an Astros a little serious when it could be good or bad.
And let me explain this one this part because if that letter comes out and the Yankees did do something and MLB did cover it up, remember how it said there's been There's been these rumors that's been like seven or eight teams.
As much as nine or 10 teams have been signed scaling.
Now those rumors are become more credible because you now have three teams and one MLB covered it up.
So now you might be talking about potentially because mawr Mike Mawr Mike Fires is like players might come out, so you might now have seven or eight teams doing fundamental sign stealing.
So if the Astros were to win a World Series, we would now fight in 5 to 10 years, we would look at it as the Astros were not a singular team science dealing.
There were one out of seven age and one of and in that big problem would be, yes, they would have gone ****her than everybody else, but at the same time.
But at the same time, it's now not a singular issue anymore.
It's a league wide issue, so you would look at the Astros as they still cheated.
But now it's They're not the only team that cheated or your thoughts on that.
Yeah, I mean, I agree with you. Mostly.
I just I do want to see hopefully that report come out at some point because I mean, like, apparently it's apparently is like December 14th of this year.
Yeah, hopefully they don't push it back or anything.
So yeah, that Yeah, so that yeah, that's why I'm always a bit hasn't in on like that's like calling out the Astros because, like there has been evidence that other teams have been doing it and I just want to make sure that they're a how many things they're doing it and be whether what they did was far and beyond what everyone else is doing.
So that's my that's my take on.
And that's why I want to bring this question up because, you know, this question is gonna come up.
And for me, I just wanted to bring up that point of sign.
Stealing has kind of been a part of the game.
So we need to be informed about science dealing in and of itself when talking about Houston and not necessarily reacting emotionally to that.
Mhm, Yeah, I don't understand where you're coming from.
It's just I think what stands a lot of it from is like the Astros players like when they're talking like after the games were like, Yeah way.
They just, like, say, like, just a bunch of garbage.
It just really, I think enrages people like I'd have to go back and yeah, there's a couple of them.
They were like, Yeah, we're here so it doesn't really matter.
It's like Well, you know, no one's really get a root for you anyway, so it's just yeah, yeah, Yeah, that was the thing was for me.
It's like they're in that middle ground up.
They did cheat and like so they definitely deserve all the criticism going their way.
But yeah, but if it is true that multiple teams did sign steel and yeah, you might get the feeling that NLP is using them as a scapegoat.
And personally, I think that's a little unfair.
By the same time, they did cheat.
So they're kind of in like that middle ground of way.
We want to give you that.
We want to say you're not too much of a victim, but you're kind of not at the same like you're a victim.
But you're not a victim at the same time that make them. Yeah.
Alright, So let's move on Thio yet.
Let's move on to the next subject, which is NFL? What were your thoughts from yesterday's game? I honestly didn't really watch a lot.
You know what? The bears were foreign born.
I have no idea how that's probably one of the worst foreign when teams I've seen in recent memory line was No, no.
Well, I could tell you whether foreign one because because he entree.
Swift dropped the passing week one right on.
And then they played the Falcons.
Yeah, well, that's Yeah, the Falcons.
They do this to everyone, and then they, you know most do they be besides the ****ing years.
Who's the other two movie? Um, uh huh.
I don't even remember, but e the biggest storyline, of course, that's coming out of that game last night.
Is Tom Brady refusing to shake hands with the Giants? I do.
You know, the biggest storyline coming out of the game was Tom Brady refusing to shake Nicole's hand.
I'm not really sure, Kobe.
Yeah, that might be Coben related, but also like, Yeah, yeah, which is understandable.
But then, you know, you have the usual people just calling in a baby.
And trust me, I think Tom Brady is a cry baby.
I've always said I think he's a qualified loser, but from mhm, you know, I don't really.
Especially during these times, I can't really blame him from just walking off the field.
I mean, you know, or you know, that Super Bowl loss to Nick Foles is still stinging him a little bit, but probably not but you have six rings, so I know he cares.
But I came was interesting.
I feel like the Bucks should have won.
That came at the end.
But, you know, they didn't.
And now the Bears air somehow Foreign one.
And they're in line to get a playoff spot with Nick Foles as quarterback.
So what a time to be alive? Yeah.
I mean, I I think we always see these teams out there that play really well a start.
But at the end, they regressed to the to what people expect them to be.
So I don't think they're going that far, especially with the Packers playing as well as they are.
And then and then the Vikings, especially with the emergence of Justin Jefferson.
I mean, I picked up in fancy, so hopefully does break out.
Um, so yeah, yes, I think my thoughts pretty much what you just said.
Like grades looking like it.
Like he's a 43 year old quarterback now, granted, No.
And then Gronk just looks like a guy that spending your a lot this season.
You can see the arm strength is not really used to be.
So, you know, don't make the playoffs.
But, you know, it's not the same time radius.
We're used to seeing you with Tom Brady from the Yeah, and then And then we also have to keep in mind.
Chris Godwin was playing.
Yeah, uh, they had, I think for now, what with Mike hanged up pretty bad, I think.
Still so, yeah, they're hurt.
So e had their defense and fantasy.
So for how I was happy that they got more than the projector, so just barely.
But just bear, maybe I'm leading the division right now.
I think I'm like, the only other there's me and some other wise guy, like three and one.
I think I'm Yeah.
No, I hear is that I could have one last week, but I made a couple mistakes.
I started teaching Hawkinson instead of Mark Andrews.
Yeah, well, at least in my defense, the saints gave up like this year are giving up the most bigot.
Most points to a fancy points to tight end.
So I thought the matchup waas Ah, lot better, but then on for me.
And I think there's a couple of other options I could have picked.
I had Antonio Gibson.
I didn't think that he would have played as well as he out against, uh, consider Ravens, But, I mean, I could have won that, but, I mean, I think it from this point on, I'm just keeping it simple.
Like I have my steps starters.
I'm just gonna play them.
And then if there's injuries, then I will replace.
I'm not gonna go get, like, focus on the matchups and mix and mash like that.
I'm not really planning.
Not gonna do that anymore.
Um, there's really there really wasn't much to talk about the Ravens and washing football team.
Yeah, it was closer than I thought for a while there, but they pulled away. Yeah.
Yeah, we're not.
I don't think we need to talk too much about that.
It's on the just the whole tightened situation.
Do you think there should be forfeits for them? Because I've been seeing We've been seeing that talk like a lot.
I'm honestly now at the point, man, where I think they should.
If this continues, they should start forfeiting.
Yeah, well, here's Here's what I think should happen.
I don't know here, your sausages, but basically you set up a week. 18.
Apparently, I think they did schedule Week a king in case they need to.
So the first time, like so, like the next time that the the Titans have to miss a candy team game or like the first time you have to post point of game.
The first plans always reschedule in the season, if you can.
The second option is put due Week 18.
The third option would be if those two aren't happening, then either feel the team with what you have, and if you can't, you would have to forfeit.
But But my big concern with forfeit is the playoff implications of those teams.
But what, Yes, what I would do is to punish those teams.
The team that loses in that forfeit, which is a team that has to forfeit the game that lost accounts not only in the regular season but when it comes to like the playoffs.
But the team that wins that wind will not count when it comes to playoff seeding or division.
Yeah, like if the race, so like let's say they like the Titans and Steelers game is forfeit and the Steelers won and then the dealers had a half game lead over the Ravens at the end of the year.
The Ravenswood ended up, so you would then take away that 11 win.
I hope that this has had because the forfeit and you would just see his winning percentage to determine the winner.
I think that's the best system to use.
You punish the team that has to forfeit.
You, take in consideration what you do under playoff situation, Um, for tiebreakers and that stuff.
I mean, so that's basically what I think they should dio that that's not too too bad.
I just like there was that big report that came out of the pipe.
They were, like, actually working out when they weren't supposed to.
Apparently Ryan, who was there and like, as I was reading it, I'm like, I feel like they should honestly, just four fifties last two games and like it should count just because, like, of how just a bunch of negligence on their part, like they're not like being safe.
And it was not caring that they have to shut down their facility.
But like, you know, these are the NFL's protocols and if it's not forfeit, take away some of their draft picks.
Like take away a first round pick, find the team a bunch of money or some time off like you're saying it's and it's no fault for the Titans when I say this, but, um, one guy I'm not a fan of his clay Travis.
No, I'm not fans.
I mean, his cove, It takes her this awful.
I hate anything awful.
No, but he said something along the lines of, like, herd immunity, like, Okay, I'm fine with me because, like, you get the herd immunity, which, by the way, hasn't been proven like it works.
But like, you get the herd immunity now, that way, Iran around the playoffs, Um, like, they'll be fine.
I kind of like I feel bad for titans for titans.
I mean, because I don't have nothing.
I don't have anything against them, but it's like when you have a fan like that, I kind of want to see the Titans struggle just to see his reaction.
Yeah, look for me.
That's the only reason why I think I'm all for them forfeiting.
But like I said, Like How do you handle the playoff situation? Because if you're like, if your team like the Ravens and you lose the home field game because the Steelers have to play tea that had to forfeit its not a fair for the Steelers and also being not fair for the Ravens in this situation e.
I mean, I see where you're coming from with it.
I just feel like it's more on the other teams.
Yeah, yeah, that's why I wouldn't I feel like Yeah, yeah, that's why I say, like, I'm all for forfeiting just in mind.
Just how are you gonna handle the playoff situation? Because I don't because, obviously, like it could actually impact in a negative way to teams.
Because if the Ravens like, if Team A has to four for the game to Team B and Team see lose his home playoff game, then it's not.
I could see Team C is not affected as much of Team B is, but teams he could lose a home playoff like that's because of what teams aided.
So we have to find some way to punish teams that can't that break protocol.
But at the same time we have to maintain the sanctity of the playoffs.
Students basically and home field advantage.
So that's kind of where I am with that.
Um, were there any other games that cross that were interested? Interested you? Um, honestly, you know, this last week? I mean, there were some that went down to the wire, which were pretty awesome to watch.
You know what I mean? Thinking of that.
Let's talk about the Cowboys and the Browns game.
They're just the count.
Yes, they're a mess down there.
You know, it's almost as if Mike McCarthy is not that good of a coach Who's, I think, more of the defense Because yeah, you guys Mike Nolan.
Did you Did you remember that he was a coach for party like him getting a job this year? No, no, no.
And like, he hasn't been coaching for, like, six or seven years.
Like and you wonder why? It's like, Yeah, you're you're not a good coach.
The Browns like, Okay, now, you know, it's kind of weird.
I think there I think that they've always had this talent around him, but they don't have cooking staff.
Let's see them go up against a couple more teams.
I mean, Bangles aren't great.
Uh, Dallas is kind of a mess.
I mean, maybe the red red E.
I mean, so it's kind of a few teams that are are really just not that good.
I mean, you saw you guys crush them, they come to Pittsburgh next week.
That's gonna be a big test for them.
They almost never went in Pittsburgh.
Um, but yes, that you think the brown Cleveland plays don't Do they think that they come behind field next week? Oh, they play the Colts.
That that should be a lot of that game.
Yeah, I'm excited for that.
And then Nick jobs out for probably 5 to 6 weeks.
So they do have curry hunted.
But But, I mean, the stewards play Philadelphia this week, so I mean, in theory, they should go for all the Eagles air. Not good.
They got kind of lucky that they do not get scored on at the end of the game against the 40 Niners, because, for some reason, they decided to play.
Um, was McMullen's right, the corpse that He was terrible in that game.
And you know, Carson Wentz.
Someone needs to explain him to me like I'm five years old because I really don't I can't evaluate that guy. He's so weird.
And then he's down and then, you know, but their offensive line stinks.
But do pretty should be watching them every single play.
But people, I mean, your course.
People could be concerned.
This could be a Steelers kind of Stewart trap game at home.
They don't really lose those kind of games at home.
It's mostly on the road, but you know, there should be a win.
If they win that, they get Cleveland next week.
You're looking at a potential five. No, start here.
I mean, I know the Titans game was pushed back.
Yeah, you could.
You have, um, kind of good? No, but that is it.
Eagles, Browns, Ravens or the Eagles.
Brown's type area.
Then Ravens, then Ravens.
Okay, ratings and cow.
Yeah, Ravens the Cowboys.
So I mean, honestly, like you're looking at a I mean, hang on. Eagles.
Brown's Titans Ravens.
How was I mean, you're looking at a 71 start potentially.
I mean, that's a loss, of course, is probably the Ravens.
I don't think they're going to go into, but I think the Ravens and Steelers I think they'll split its's matter.
E um, you pretend, I guess, that you're looking at a six and 27 and one start here.
I mean, I know that that Titans game was pushed back, but that's a winnable game.
You go down to Dallas, they're not that their defense is terrible.
Like I said, Philly in Cleveland, I don't really think they come behind steal.
The Steelers always play very hard at home.
Those are all winnable games.
I mean, even Baltimore.
You always have that one game, though, where you would think you would win.
But you, Yeah, it's just like a lot of these games are just very winnable for the Steelers.
And if they take care of business and a lot of those, it wouldn't surprise me at, like eight weeks halfway through.
If they're six and 27 and one, I mean, that would be a perfect start for them.
Yeah, I mean, I agree.
I think that the skills, like I said, I think I think when we started different season start, I think I said, like, Steelers and Ravens are gonna make the playoffs.
It just it just It's just a matter of which team was division or not.
So e think the Baltimore will beat them and that we get matchup in Baltimore that I think it's very will probably pay them back on Thanksgiving.
So the Cowboys definitely are struggling, So we'll do.
The Giants actually made it a game against the Rams, but, I mean, there's that's nothing too much there.
Uh, the Panthers actually are decent for once.
Yeah, the Panthers are openly.
Fan, this is without McCaffrey.
I mean, Teddy is not bad.
I like him back there as their quarterback.
I've always body is underrated.
E think I I don't let me see.
Um, was a week this this week? Five.
But I'm just going back to I'm looking in Vegas.
Our biggest, uh, you actually, New Orleans in Detroit.
Basically, uh, get a lead and then hold on.
Nothing too much there.
Uh, the cold speed.
The bears? Yeah, Denver beats the Jets.
I mean, the Jets are just pathetic at this point.
Jets man, They're starting their starting old friend, Joe Flacco, this week.
Yep, that's I mean, all right. Okay.
And this is a question like if you're in a team.
But if you're in a situation like the Jets, where you have a guy in same Donald, you're going to get a top five pick.
Most likely, uh, and you have the possibility of drafting cover Lawrence.
Now, the problem is, you could either draft Trevor Lawrence or you could go and draft like a no line or a fever or people around a quarterback.
What do you do? Do you take Trevor Lawrence? Or do you know, Do you take a quarterback or do you go build around the quarterback with the offensive line or receivers? Then the quarter? Oh, I'm thanking for Trevor Lawrence.
I'll just I'm doing that.
I think, to be honest, I think I don't think Sam Donald's the answer there.
And little kids toe okay, Your most important position.
I think you might have to do it.
And they got choir at Gates.
That's the big thing to I just hope.
And yeah, we'll talk about the Texans like a little wet loyalty.
Yes, I just remembered about that.
But, um, here's what it's like.
If it wasn't Trevor Lawrence, I would have said, You take your you build the offensive line and you get receivers the rain back before the quarterback because the problem is what? Why the same Donald's problem? The team around him isn't very good.
And if you go on draft Trevor Lawrence and dumped Arnold, the only difference you would have is you're starting Trevor Lawrence instead of Sam Donald.
Like the team around Trevor Lawrence wouldn't be that good.
Uh, that being said, Trevor Lawrence is a generational type.
What looks like to be a generational type, prosperous.
So if this was another quarterback, that wasn't a generational type prospect, I would build around the quarterback and then get the quarterback.
That way, you're putting the quarterback in a better position to succeed.
Um, so that's my thoughts on that.
Vikings look pretty good.
Um, Vikings like like it's a Justin Jefferson.
Its emerging is like the wide receiver to you have the Seahawks Dolphins.
I mean, um, see, Wayne closed at the end there.
Seattle with them away.
Well, the 15 point.
But it's towards the end.
It was a close game, right? And then you had charters and buccaneers.
That was a funny and watch.
Well, at least at least Anthony Lynn has got some sanity back in his life because he's finally decided with Herbert.
I'm sorry, t fans.
Justin Herbert is a better quarterback. Tyrod.
Case Case club Sure of that team, he's going to start, and he's deserved it too.
You look, you look really good in that game.
Yeah, I mean, Herbert, I think it's good, I think.
I think, um, do you think that if he didn't, um, if he if he declared for the draft like the couple drafts ago, because remember, he actually stayed for another year if he didn't stay for another year, Do you think he would have been good? Um, honestly, Yeah, I think so.
But decided thio get up early.
I mean, that that would have been one of the 2019 draft.
Where if he didn't if he declared early, I'm just trying to think who needed a quarterback at that point in time.
I can't, um maybe Cardinals.
I mean, but then would they have that? That has been interesting if Justin Herbert stay declared early.
What? The cardinals, um, have drafted him at one.
It's hard to say.
Just thought, Yeah, I was looking at some of these. Glad.
I'm sure they're glad they didn't have to think about that.
Because Colin Mary is the real deal.
Yeah, And then, um yeah, bills, Raiders.
I mean, bills are actually playing really well.
Who knows if they have a good team? Josh Allen is actually looking like a good NFL quarterback.
I don't know how long you will be, though, because I think Brian and I think when we go to the Texan story, uh, will bring up his name.
But Brian Dabble, who's the offensive coordinator? I could see him getting a head coaching job really soon.
And honestly, I could see him getting a head coaching job before Eric been enemy.
So, uh, eagle for knowledge already covered that one Packers, falcons, uh, and then Chiefs Patriots.
Was there anything about that game that you find interesting? Brian Hoyer is bad.
That's all he was and and then stadium is not the answer.
No, he's not, I think is Cam playing this week? Is he allowed to play or not? Maybe E.
Gilmore's playing but cam problem.
He's where? Yeah.
Okay, So now eso Now let's do the picks of the week.
Yeah, so yeah, the first one I have is I think Bangles cover because they're They're, I believe, minus 13 e think Bills? I think so.
I think Bengals cover.
I think that there's really Vegas is really sleeping on Joe Burrow and the receivers they have.
I think the Ravens win a close game.
I think the most wind buys 10 if they don't win.
But if they win by more than 10 I'll be really surprised in a good way.
But I think we're talking like a 31 21 game Ravens on, and I would, um, and the over its 51.
So that might be an interesting line as well.
I think the over there they go.
Yeah, I think we're gonna take the over on that one for sure.
Um, I also my other one.
I'm taking Arizona Minor seven over the Jets.
I know We're just gonna dump on the Jets all week, and but I don't think that if they play the game, But you have to think if they play the game because if they play that game, I'm gonna take Arizona minus seven over them.
Joe Flacco is just not good now.
And Arizona should, um, by at least two. Touchdown.
And then, um I agree with you there, and I have just in the event of that game gets postponed.
I picked up Teddy Bridgewater fantasy, so I have Yeah, because I know because my backup, Tom Brady, So I had to pick up a third quarterback just in case.
And then, uh, see, what other one do I want to do here? Oh, I I have one that I have Minnesota plus seven.
Yeah, that's a good one to honestly, I have the the Chargers plus 7.
5 over the saying I think the charge is gonna keep that game really close.
Yeah, So I'm going back to the Viking Seattle game.
I have the reason why I have reason why I think that minus, uh, the Minnesota plus seven is the Seahawks defense.
Not that good like they're passing defense is not great.
Um, and I think that they I think the Vikings receivers are actually, they Vikings.
Vikings have a really good offense, so I think they'll be able.
They'll be able to cover that on.
And it wouldn't It wouldn't shock me if the Vikings win.
Like honestly in that.
In that case, Chargers.
I think that's a good one.
Yeah, everyone, the things haven't really impressed me a lot this year.
Um, is Michael Thomas still out? Right? That's the key.
If Michael promises out, then um, then we haven't announced this year.
Eyes any good, either.
Justin Herbert should be able to put some points up on yeah, and then, uh, Colts Brown's, uh, culture right now favored by one.
I think Holt's win.
It's tough, but no, no.
Nick shop and look.
Cleveland, Cleveland's offensive predicated on the run game and that combination of Chubb and Hunt.
That's up the play action, and that's kind of what the problems are doing.
No, Nick shot, no nick job and look, maybe the third.
The third type third running back for Cleveland is decent, but you're talking about.
You're going from Nick Job and, uh, Kareem Hunt to Kareem Hunt and whoever the third roaring back hits.
So I think I might have a domino effect in minus one.
Um, all Indianapolis has to do is win by field goal.
And you would put money off that.
And Indianapolis's defense is actually very underrated, so I think that's a good one.
What? Your thoughts on Giants Cowboys gets minus.
That's currently minus 8.5.
Uh, favor who? That's bad.
Hell, man plus 8.5 there.
I think the Giants will be able to keep that game of close one.
They almost beat the Rams last week.
Uh, post game at the end.
Um, yes, there is.
That there is my Miami Richard plus nine against the 49 against the 40 Niners.
Depending on the quarterback situation, that might be an interesting one.
My yeah, stealer was always keep the game close to minus seven is touching that game.
Uh uh, Colonel Jaguars, Texas Jaguars.
Jackson's is currently minds 5.5.
Um, new head coach.
Uh, I think Jacksonville covers.
5 new head coach Yeah, I read a stat like new head guy team coming a firing coach Midseason in the first week of the new head coach there two and six against the spread.
So, yeah, I think the actual coverage So But speaking of Houston, Bill O'Brien was finally fired.
What? Your thoughts on that Really immersive Lee fired i e If they're judging it based off this season, that's kind of unfair.
Just because look at the schedule.
They have way have seen juggernauts in your first three weeks.
And yes, I called the CEO is a juggernaut because their way it against Minnesota, I mean, that should be a win.
But what if you What if they're one in three? You're gonna fire that if you're not gonna fire him if they beat the Vikings.
So, um, I kind of feel like that was a little unfair just to fire him off those four games.
But, you know, the DeAndre Hopkins trade should be a fireable offense anyway, So, uh, and then they want.
And he had to hold change.
I want, like, not being Yeah, that does not sound good.
And then the best part is so apparently they have the highest payroll, A 255 million or something like that.
Um, they got high payroll.
They don't have a first or second round pick in next year's draft.
So you got to rebuild so and so that kind of goes to the question Do you think they will trade off some of their pieces? Like, obviously, Tunsil and Watson are staying? Maybe they want Yeah, they made a deal, and And what's really interesting is, um, one of the rumors was Baltimore as being a potential place.
I know we were talking about it, but, um, Ravens would have to clear some space because we only have, like, 9.
I know that if we get midway through a season, maybe we could fit him in.
Um, I could see them, but I could definitely see him going to I I mean, who knows? Like Marcus Peters wasn't made, wasn't available at this point in time last year. And then look what happened.
So I mean, granted outs like because, uh, Jalen Ramsey and and by the way, uh, Jalen Ramsey, did you know, did you did you read up on why Jalen Ramsey.
I'm not gonna say what it is, but I read up on E.
I think it's like a, uh he's like he was like, Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, Let's just leave it.
It's a family dispute pretty much, but yeah.
Um, no, but yeah.
I mean, I think that JJ Watts probably getting traded, which is gonna be tough for Houston because of what he's done.
But I think you got to trade him.
I think you need to recoup some draft picks.
I think that no GM is gonna even as good.
That's Sean watching it.
A job in that situation with 1st and 2nd round draft pick, no first or second round picks, I think they'll just trade off whoever you can trade off, get us many picks as you can and start all over.
But speaking that, like some of the coaches like, who do you think it becomes new coach next year? The odds right now are Eric that the enemy was the Bills offensive coordinator.
That would be a good candidate.
I'm not really sure.
Who else they're going to interview? Um, I've like five or six names.
My head, like dabbles.
One of them, Eric Bana Bana me is another one.
I mean, that name is always his name has always been dying to get a job.
I know another one, Josh McDaniels.
Everyone always e, but I don't think he ever wants to leave.
You could get another head coaching job again.
So and then, um and then you have the and then you have college options.
So you had Lincoln Riley being an option.
You had, uh, Jim Harbaugh could be an option there if you're, um because of what he was able to do in the because he's had previous NFL success.
There's a there's a crazy idea or Davos Sweeney to go from Clemson in Houston.
I don't think he does that.
I don't think so either, To be honest, I mean, so yeah.
So you have, um, So I think it's going to someone in the NFL ranks.
Um, I would say maybe, Robert, I could I think they go offense.
So because I could see them.
I think Robert M****o offensively for the Shawn Watson, especially.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
So what I would say is Robert Solid could be in that side option because based on because he was another head coaching candidate for the last few years, I would say that watch out for I feel like Eric.
The Enemy is like a tease at this point.
Like his name has been mentioned so many times for a head coaching job that he's not actually going to get one.
Yeah, for a while, so I wouldn't really like I'm not.
I don't think he gets it.
Josh Daniels McDaniels.
I think he's, uh, Belichick's replacement at some point, so I don't think he gets it.
Yeah, um, my prediction.
I think they go with Maybe they go.
I think they'll go with either Greg Roman or Dabble or Lincoln Riley.
I think that goes one of those three, because was because you like the point is made.
Get someone could fit to Sean Watson's offense.
Well, what? Greg, Roman.
Remember what you were able to do with Alex Smith? Colin Kaepernick Lamarque Accident.
So he has worked with running quarterbacks before, so I could definitely see Roman doing that.
Um, yes, I mean, for me, that's what I would do.
That's that's my thought on.
He had coaching situation for the Texans, and then it.
Now it's just who's next, like Dan Quinn has to be.
Dan could have todo Stan Quinn, Anthony linens another possibility.
And I feel bad because minority coaches are just getting because you'll be another minority coach being fired.
So who knows what in that in that situation? Um, but yeah.
Thio college football Now, um and yeah, attack 1.
31 38 31 To Duke against Duke.
I've been impressed in the sense that we literally had what? Our fourth string corners.
Yeah, and they still have to win that game and do It's not that good.
Their quarterback was that Chase Price was terrible.
I mean, I think I tweeted this out, like maybe transferred quarterback from from a prestigious program.
Where did he transfer again? I've been why? He was from Clemson.
I totally forgot, actually, Yeah, it's like those.
Like, just because the guy was a backup school, like like a team from Clemson means that good.
Yeah, but you know, tomorrow's game is gonna be It's gonna be a shootout, I think, man, I apparently for me raining so hurricane again if they lose.
So, um, I think apparently they're missing some D.
B is like North Carolina will be missing from some of their starting DBS and handed.
Yeah, saying yes, I think it's gonna have, You know, it's the wrong game.
They have to play, they have to play hand.
And I know they're not gonna be fans of taking approx in for a while, But yeah, you gotta use handing in the passing game.
I think especially he's a better flower.
That Braxton is.
Yeah, Braxton isn't bad.
Like he's a good quarterback, you know, It's just like I would prefer against this team.
I would prefer e think it was just a matter of getting him enough practice snapped or something like that.
Yeah, I mean, but I agree with you because this game is also in my opinion, is pretty big, because after this game, we have Wake Forest, Boston College, Louisville.
Uh, most. These games are winnable.
Liberty is definitely winnable because their last four games, I believe our pit Miami comes in and you ve a so if we can If we could go six and 17 and oh, or at words, five and two.
Yeah, Before you four last four games, we should be in good shape.
Yeah, but right, right now, I mean, this is a game they can win.
I don't think you and see is a top 10 team.
It's gonna be a shootout.
Um, we got to see who's defense, I think stands tall.
That's gonna be like the key to this one, because, Sam, how is gonna have his coming back.
But also, how hasn't been that good these first couple games, he had three touchdown to three pigs was not completely to pass 20 or more yards down the field yet probably will change tomorrow because the tech defense could be moved again.
But I just wanted to put that stuff out there that he has not been a sharp throwing the ball as he was last year, but he's still awesome.
So yes, so that that will be the key.
The key is, um how healthy is text defense gonna be if you have, If we even get, like, some of our secondary back, like if If Diablo gets back, its if Chapman gets back, If Waller hopefully next couple weeks comes back.
We actually do have a talented like team that we could be a top three or 14 of the A C C.
Not that's not saying much, but yeah, I mean way would be there so that I mean, that's I mean, that's gonna be really interesting.
Um, e don't think anything else.
I think we have got that.
Hendon is probably good to go.
Um, Justin Hamilton is probably It's very calling for the first time.
He's probably gonna be really good.
And then, um I want to Seymour.
I want to see them used receivers more like we had to transfer receivers.
We haven't heard their names being called much.
I mean, clearly, Herbert has been has been amazing.
I feel like we need to get guys around Cleo Herbert to develop to break out because I feel like teams are just going to clue in on stopping the run game and focused especially on Herbert.
So if we can kind of, like, split the load or I get black traitor, break out a little more, get some of the receivers to catch the ball down the field.
I think I'll be great.
But what do you think of that? Like, do you think of defense? Is there going to clue in on trying to stop Herbert? Um, yeah, I definitely think so, to be honest, um, he's been their best 20 back.
He's been their best player on offense.
He's gonna be, I think the big shut down.
Especially if he has a big game this week.
You're gonna really start to talk about the Heisman.
I think his always have really got up.
Hey, might get a Senior Bowl invitation.
Um, way only have Herbert for a year.
I know, right? Yeah, he's gonna He's gonna declare all right now he's a He's a senior, right? Is he a senior? Yeah.
So he's going back away, But still, he's been a lot of fun if he has another monster game.
Like I said, you're gonna start to see some highs and talk about him.
I really think that and I think you're going to see, like, teams, kind of like highlight him if will stop him.
And he could slow down the office.
Which is why I kind of said we need to start seeing like Trey Turner and Robinson.
And last year some of these guys James Mitchell, some of these guys to emerge Because so because at some point clue Herberts not gonna put up 200 or 100 yards per game, 150 yards per game.
We need to get those receivers into the game.
So that one stage just to Herbert now they got it just to the passing game.
And when they just the past game, we could kind of go back to the run game is well, yeah, and I think we'll finish up the show by talking.
You could talk about some NHL free agency.
Oh, yeah, yeah, today's the big day, where everyone signing contracts basically have just been while not been talking.
I've been like listening, and I've just been kind of just throwing Twitter as well and just giving my thoughts and everything.
So there's always a lot of overpayments on free agent day because it's honestly true in every sport.
So But, you know, not today, it's not been as much as usual.
Just because of money is tight on a lot of teams.
But you know, there's a couple players in the Capitals of left my opinions that signed a couple of cheap that players.
So that's been good.
Um, nothing really too big yellow to talk about, I guess.
I mean, the Lakers can win the NBA finals tonight.
I think they will.
They're wearing the black.
I think they're wearing their black mama jerseys.
They're not gonna e no, I think the Lakers when? Today.
I think they LeBron gets his fourth ring and then you have a prediction for the Rays and Yankees game.
I'm gonna take the Yankees.
They're gonna go back and meet the Astros.
I mean, my head, Yeah, I want the race to win.
Honestly, I want the race one, Um, because I don't want to see you can't keep in the NLCS.
But, I mean, I think it's gonna be tough.
I mean, I think to raise when I think it's a close one, because I think that because you don't have Gary Cole on three days rest in glass now on two days rest, it's going to be a battle of the bullpens.
And I would imagine if you're Tampa Bay glass now could probably go to one or two innings.
Blake Snell could probably go two or three innings.
Uh, they have they have some problems in the Open that could go like a one or two innings each.
So I could definitely and and and I I I'm not.
I haven't, like followed the race too much, but I feel like to raise a bullpen is rested.
So they I think, the race when a very close game.
E think it's raising out.
I think it's raised and Astros and I think, um, just in the event, like because our next show because the playoffs or just every day.
I think, um, I would like to see Braves versus raise.
I think that and I'll take the Rays during the World Series.
I have the right Have the Rays win the World Series.
So that's kind of where I have.
So, yeah, because you scare cold for May. It's just hard.
Oh, yeah, I mean, But then again, three days rest.
I mean, who knows? Yeah, yeah, yeah.
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