On this week's episode, Meech and Chris hold the fort down while CD celebrates his birthday. The topics:
-- Nationals beat the Astros in Game 1, are they a team of destiny?
-- Expectations for the rest of the series
-- NBA Season Tip-off!
-- Pascal Siakam and the Raptors
-- The Magic and Fultz
-- Can Jokic win the MVP?
-- LA team fatigue
-- Zion's injury bummer
-- Weekly NFL matchup previews!
It's October, which means Meech and Chris open the show with a little look at the MLB playoffs, including:
-- Wildcard matchups
-- First round storylines
-- Why Chris believes no one is beating the Houston Astros
-- The potential for another Dodgers v Astros World Series
Then, more baseball before CD joins up, including:
-- The Cubs letting go of Joe Maddon
-- Where will Maddon's next stop be: New York with the Mets or Los Angeles with the Angels?
Then, CD shows up and the guys go through some of the notable matchups from week 4's NFL action.
Finally, the guys top the show off with a discussion about College football, and obviously, their UCF Knights.
This week's episode:
-- Chris has had an existential crisis involving both his beloved Bucs, and to a lesser degree -- the Rays.
-- NFL Recaps:
-- The Lions: Good?
-- The Bills, Bad?
-- What's up with the Steelers and Niners?
-- And much more!
On this week's episode, CD, Meech, and Chris talk about:
-- Team USA losing to France and Serbia -- finishing 6th in the FIBA World Cup
-- Reactions to most of the NFL's week one games
-- UCF's quarterback quandary
On this week's episode:
-- Chris says Meech's fantasy team sucks
-- CD, Meech and Chris make AFC and NFC championship game predictions
-- Super Bowl predictions
-- The case for a RB or WR winning an MVP in 2019
-- College Football!
-- UF v Miami
-- UCF's QB decision
-- NCAA Failing hard with eligibility waivers
Carl-Max joins Chris, CD, and Meech to break down the Chick-fil-a vs. Popeyes chicken sandwich controversy. This goes on for about 18 minutes or so, until Meech reminds everyone this is a sports podcast -- and the guys transition to some NBA / Team USA news, Devin Booker, and more. Then Chris forces Meech to become an SEC Defender, something we never saw coming.
The guys start off with a Lion King and overall nostalgia conversation, but then move on to preview the AFC divisions -- ranking each team as we feel right now before preseason. Then some baseball talk as Chris laments the Rays current situation and Meech takes a Braves victory lap.
Just give it a listen and you will quickly find out there was no rhyme or reason:
-- CoD Modern Warfare
-- Pokemon Sword and Shield
-- Breaking Bad
-- NBA Finals
-- Gerald McCoy
-- The Bucks v Raptors is all tied up... what should we expect from the Eastern Conference Finals matchup moving forward?
-- The Warriors are on an incredible run, what's going on with KD, and does it even matter?
-- Gerald McCoy out in Tampa
-- Random NFL thoughts
-- Random Baseball talk
-- Pop culture talk
-- And more!
-- Magic are in the Playoffs
-- Pistons tried to throw it all away
-- Drik and Wade are done :(
-- CD is hype about the Tigers
-- The Rays may be the best team in baseball... for now
-- Shout out to Jeff and the Dodgers
-- Do we believe the Aaron Rodgers stuff?
-- AB vs. JuJu
On this week's episode the guys break down:
-- Why do prodays matter so much? It feels like an unnecessary practice, especially with the combine already existing?
-- New Rule Changes: Is it a good idea or a slippery slope?
-- What are you most excited for this upcoming season with opening day right on the horizon?
-- Magic in the playoffs??
-- Nuggets tied for first in West
-- Pistons playoff expectations?
-- With Nurkic recent crazy injury what are the 3 worst we want to talk about? Let’s all try and pick 3 different ones so it’s more varied and a longer conversation.
Meech starts off the show discussing his time at the NFL Combine! That's followed by the Over / Under Game! Check out the numbers we used and tell us what you would have picked:
-- Over / Under (3) -- Quarterbacks selected in the first round of this year’s NFL Draft? (Murray, Haskins feel like locks but could guys like Lock, Jones, etc. find themselves in the first round? For reference, last year there was 5 taken in the first round).
-- Over / Under (2nd) -- Round pick it will take for a team to trade for Josh Rosen if we all believe the Cardinals are going to select Kyler Murray and draft Rosen.
-- Over / Under (69) -- Receptions for Jason Witten in his return for the Cowboys this season? (Context: 73, 64, 77, 69, 63 his last 5 seasons)
-- Over / Under ($12 million / year) -- Will Le’Veon get more than that per year on his new team? (Context: Only Todd Gurley [14.5 million] and David Johnson [13 million] make more than 12. The next closest running back is at 8.25 million)
-- Over / Under (10) -- Defensive lineman in selected in the first round of this year’s NFL Draft. (Context: 15 of Daniel Jerimiah’s top 50 prospects play along the Defensive line, and last year only 5 DL were selected in round 1)
-- Over / Under (1100 yards) -- Can Antonio Brown get over 1,100 yards without Ben Rothlisberger next season? (Context: he’s averaged 1,380 yards in his 8 seasons as a starter, and has never been under 1200 yards in a full season, 1297 yards in 15 games last season).
-- Over / Under (9 Wins) -- For the Cleveland Browns next season? (Context: 7 wins and a tie last year, 2x against the Bengals, Ravens, and Steelers next season, Bills, Dolphins, Patriots, Jets, Cardinals, Rams, Seahawks, 49ers, Broncos, Titans on the schedule as well)
-- Over / Under (2 Games) -- Until Meech gives up on the Jaguars season
-- Over / Under (3 Seasons) -- Markelle Fultz will be on the Orlando Magic as an actual rotation player (does not include this season).
-- Over / Under (5 Games) -- The number of games the Warriors will lose in the playoffs TOTAL this season. (Context: Lost 5 in 2015, Lost 9 in 2016, Lost 1 in 2017, and lost 5 in 2018).
-- Over / Under (10 combined) -- All-star appearances for Luka Doncic and Trae Young in their cumulative NBA careers.
-- Over / Under (2 rings) -- For Giannis Antentekumpo in his career.
-- Over / Under (10 years) -- Until one of our three teams (Denver, Detroit, Orlando) wins an NBA Finals.
-- Over / Under (8 series) -- How many playoff series will the Phillies win with Bryce Harper over his 13-year contract.
-- Over / Under (1 MVP) -- Can Manny Machado win an MVP over his 10 years with the San Diego Padres?
-- Over / Under ($425 million) -- Will Mike Trout get more or less than this when he becomes a free agent in 2021?
-- Over / Under (50 percent) -- Chances the Rays make the playoffs next season?
-- Over / Under (2nd place) -- In the NL East for the Braves next season?
-- Over / Under (20 percent) -- Odds that Chris repeats as the Fantasy Football champion next season?
I'm going to be honest with you all.... we got off topic quite a few times in this episode... but when we did keep it on track, this is all the things we talked about:
Segement 1: QB Matchmakers
-- CD, Meech, and Chris break down NFL teams that need QB's and try to match them with their best fit available in the draft or free agency.
Segment 2: The AAF
-- Talked about the money and insurance issues the start-up league is having and what it takes to really sustain a semi-professional spring football league.
Segment 3: Baseball!
-- Machado has finally signed! Where will Harper end up? Other big news with teams reporting to Spring Training.
Segment 4: Post All-Star NBA
-- 3-man MVP race, will the Lakers miss the playoffs, the Zion sweepstakes, and more!