Rube Sports Radio Episode #12
NFL is amazing.
Mike Paulus and Lance Nelson are your co-hosts.
Recap of trips:
Lance – traveled to Las Vegas with big plans to interview Rubes and get a bead on the Raiders’ move there, but all he did was take a photo in front of In and Out Burger.
Mike – traveled to Notre Dame and watched the Irish manhandle USC. Nobody expected it besides Mike, which everyone hears later in the show during an actual interview Mike recorded before the game. Surprisingly, Mike becomes Lane’s life (and sports) mentor as he helps guide him through how to be successful.
Scotty Terrible Take – Lance is first of the Rube co-hosts to be given the status of having a Scott’s Terrible Take. Lance came out during the week with a horrendous take about Andrew Sendejo’s hit on Mike Wallace. Lance declared it was a legal hit and there’s should not have been a flag. Since then, Sendejo was fined and suspended a game, providing further proof that Lance has a terrible sports mind.
Speaking of a birdbrained act, Vontaze Burfict – intentional contact to the head cannot be tolerated.
Martavis Bryant – last week girlfriend tweeted that Steelers weren’t using him correctly, and this week he throw JuJu Smith-Schuster Pac12 product) under the bus. Coming off a one-year suspension for non-stop Mary Jane usage.
Lance explained it all by throwing the millennials under the bus and blaming it all on them. Mike stood up for them.
Both Mike and Lance nailed their guaranteed wins last week.
Mike nailed the top fantasy performer at QB, Derek Carr. Lance was way off with Drew Brees.
Locks of the week: Mike 1-2, Lance 1-2 We are still tied.
Most Important match-up:
Mike - Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins. Mike thinks this will be the most telling match-up between a rejuvenated Cowboys team.
Lance – Denver at Kansas City. Denver is dropping off in performance and Kansas City has dropped a couple. The winner of the game would have the bead on a number one seed in the playoffs.
Top Fantasy Running Back –
Mike: Jay Ajayi breaks out against a crappy Baltimore team on Thursday night.
Lance: Joe Mixon of the Cincinnati Bengals.
Shot in the Dark –
Mike: Cleveland defeats Vikings in London. Londoners hope it’s true, because they’ve been seeing some horrible matchups and they need some excitement. Cleveland is a 9.5 point dog.
Lance: 5.5 point underdog Houston going into Seattle and Houston wins.
Locks of the Week:
Lance: he goes with an Over/Under and he took the over on the Minnesota Vikings versus Cleveland Browns game even though the agreement was to pick games and not over/unders.
Mike: Chicago at New Orleans – Saints are favored by 9 points. Chicago hasn’t proven much on the road, and New Orleans have a bit of a resurgence since they laid an egg in the first couple weeks. Look for Drew Brees to have a field day. Take the Saints and give up the points.
Lance: Dallas (-2) going into Washington. Take Dallas to cover and run rough-shot over the Redskins.
Mike: San Francisco at Philadelphia – there is zero drama in the game. Take Philly in a run away and give the 49ers the 13 points.
Lance: Oakland at Buffalo. Oaklands is 2.5 point favorites on the road, and Lance likes the Raiders a ton. Take Oakland and give up the points.
Mike: It’s almost too easy picking games this week, so I’m going to challenge myself. An improving LA Chargers team visits a defenseless Patriots squad in New England and gets 7.5 points. Chargers have an offense that can keep pace. Take San…sorry, Los Angeles and the 7.5 points.