The Rubes introduce themselves and instantly become national darlings. They have both agreed to share their sports knowledge with the world as a gift to those less sports-knowledge fortunate.
The Ezekiel Elliott scenario was broken down. Lance things Goodell and the NFL jumped the gun and suspended Ezekiel on a whim. Mike believes Goodell is in his right as the leader to punish players and he also thinks Goodell is trying to send a message to Ezekiel to straighten him out. Turns out, Mike is right on this one as the suspension was upheld.
A segment called Scotty's Terrible Takes was introduced. Our friend Scotty represents all the bad sports takes out in the world. You have a friend who is a rube like Scott. We know you do. Share your take with us and we will share it with the world. Drop it in the comments, hit us up on Facebook or Twitter.
The Rubes reviewed the weekend in college football. In short, Alabama is good (again), the Howard University upset of UNLV is a sign of things to come, and Lance doesn't really watch college football.
Next up, the fellas discussed the preseason and listed their three most significant injuries. Mike thought the most significant injury was Tannehill, but Lance thought the left tackle from Seattle was George Fant.
To wrap the show, the fellas each picked 3 locks for weekend NFL games:
Kansas City at New England Patriots: Lance agrees with Mike.
Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals: Cincinnati to win and cover.
LA Rams to cover 3.5 points at home against Indianapolis Colts. Even though Lance makes fun of Mike's assertion that the Rams will finish 2nd in the NFC West division! What a classic rube.
Kansas City at New England: Mike thinks the spread is too much. He likes New England to win but not cover.
Jacksonville at Houston : Houston is favored by 5.5, Mike takes Jacksonville and the points.
Oakland at Tennessee Titans: Mike loves Oakland, thinks they are one of the top teams in the NFL. Tennessee is favored by 2 points. With the possible storm impact and minimizing the Oakland passing game, Mike is taking the Titans to cover.