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Mike Paulus and Lance Nelson are your hosts.
Rube Sports Radio Episode #13
Intro: Rube Mike discussed what the college choice process has been like for his son, a high-school sophomore. Some of the material these colleges send out is laughable.
NFL Midseason Review:
AFC South – Mike: not sure how Tennessee is tied for first, they seem to be a hot mess. Hottest team is Houston, but the Jags are exciting too. Best young division in football right now. Lance: the entire division should be 4-3. Onlt one team will come out of this division because they are mediocre.
Lance doesn’t think the Jaguars are going to make the playoffs!
AFC East – Lance: opened by talking about the Garoppolo trade to the 49ers. He says the division is taking a downturn and he believes Buffalo Bills will win the division now that the Patriots traded their backup quarterback. Mike supports the trade because of the contract issues with Garoppolo, but Lance didn’t understand. Lance thinks they should have traded Tom Brady.
Lance predicts the Buffalo Bills will win the division.
Mike: the Bills are keeping things interesting, but this is the Patriots division to lose, and I don’t see that happening.
AFC West – Mike: the Kansas City Chiefs have a tentative hold on this division as long as Alex Smith is at quarterback. Mike demanded again for Coach Reid to bench Alex Smith. Lance suggests that Mike stop talking about it. However, Lance is only looking at paper and doesn’t see the problems on the horizon like Mike does. The Broncos have fallen apart.
AFC North – you could put the bad news Bears in this division and they would have a chance to win it.
Lance says Pittsburgh will run away with what is a really weak division.
NFC South – Lance: he is surprised the Saints are in it. Looking like a tough division. It’s a 2 team playoff division but he isn’t sure which two teams will make it.
Mike: New Orleans Saints are coming on hot, but the Panthers are going to start figuring it out and the Falcons may do the same. Mike thinks the Panthers will end up winning the division and that the Falcons won’t make the playoffs.
Lance thinks Cam Newton is overrated.
Mike re-stated that Dirk Koetter should be fired and that he won’t make it through the season. He doesn’t think someone who has proven that he can’t run a successful program shouldn’t get another chance when there are so many good coaches out there waiting for their first chance.
Lance says Dirk will not get fired.
NFC East – Lance and Mike agree that the Philadelphia Eagles “all day”. Cowboys fighting for a wildcard spot.
NFC West – Mike: I’ll go with Rams, best team in the NFC West. Seahawks picked up a Houston OL. 49ers got Garrapolo. Rams in a tight one. Division will be better next year. Lance: least competitive division in the NFL. Cardinals have lost Carson Palmer and Seattle is a house of cards. Goff will fall apart as the year goes on.
NFC North – Mike: easiest division in football. Packers without Aaron Rodgers, Bears with a rookie starter averaging only 16 points a game, The Lions who can’t win at home. How do the Vikings NOT win this division despite their own offensive ineptitude? Lance: the NFC North is toughest because the division is tied for the most total wins. Lance tried explaining the opponent records of the Vikings opponents by removing losses to the Vikings. The entire scenario made no sense, and Lance claims there is no difference in playing at home versus on the road in the NFL.
Lance says the AFC East is the most competitive division in all of football, then followed by the NFC North and the NFC South.
Zach Miller injury: both Rubes send their best to Zach and his horrific leg injury that resulted in arterial damage.
Scott’s Terrible Take – Phil Olson from Brainerd made a take that said Mike would be laughed at when Desean Watson is exposed in Seattle. Then, Watson proceeded to put up video game stats against the Seahawks.
QB Jones is back from an extended absence due to Phlebotic Oresis. He provided an on site report from the Florida Marlins training facility where is dug deep into the World Series baseball controversy. QB, during his report, threw one of the baseballs in question and suffered an injury. It wasn’t until later in the show that the Rubes found out QB dislocated his elbow and will be out of commission for a bit. Wish him the best.
World Series discussion (5.5 Hour game?!?)
Must win: Lance: Lance picks Carolina and Atlanta. Mike: Atlanta at Carolina Panthers. The Rubes agree!
Top fantasy WR – Deandre Hopkins. One of the top QBs against one of the league’s worst passing defenses. Both Rubes picked this, but Mike didn’t want to agree with Lance again so he quick like changed his pick to Will Fuller V.
(it turns out it was the wrong pick by both Rubes because Desean Watson tore his ACL the day after this episode was recorded)
Lance put out an appeal for a psychiatrist to give Mike an evaluation because his love for Watson is weird.
Shot in the Dark – Mike: Arizona doesn’t win another game this season. Lance: Seattle is hosting Washington, and I think the Redskins will beat the Seahawks.
Locks of the week:
Lance claims that Mike picked Martellus Bennet leading fantasy tight ends as a Lock of the Week, but Mike stated it had been a shot in the dark. Lance said no and that he would cut the clip into this show (which Lance didn’t do because he was wrong).
Lance: Tennessee favored by 5.5 over the Bengals. Take Tennessee Titans.
Mike: Denver at Philadelphia (-8), Philly upgraded its run game with Jay Ajayi (whose fantasy value is now off the charts) will have the game of his life and Philly rolls, easily covering the 8 points.
Lance – tenn at home. Take Tennessee.
L.A. Rams (-3) at NY Giants – Lance always claims that Vegas loves the road favorite. Nobody knows what he’s talking about, but roll with the road favorite here. Giants suck. Take the Rams to cover.
Lance – Buffalo going to the Jets. -3, take Buffalo and give up the points.
Mike: Kansas City at Dallas – pick em. Dallas might be without Ezekiel (finally) and it’s a pick ‘em. Great game. Dallas squeaks one out over the crumbling Chiefs. Vegas doesn’t know who will win this game, but Mike does.
Lance: Oakland (-3) going to Miami. The Raiders will figure it out and roll the Dolphins. Take Oakland and give up the three points.