#BlackMonday is coming.
Hosts: Lance Nelson and Mike Paulus
Scott Kimman is with us today. A banner day. Scott is the brain trust behind the Scott’s Terrible Takes segment. We are pleased to have him with us.
Introduction: Rube Mike starts the show with a public service announcement. Rube Sports Radio is known for PSAs, and this week is no different. It’s a PSA about Fence Sitting, the technique someone employs when they feel like their take isn’t strong, and they want to wait for something to play out before committing, then claiming they were right all along. Lance does this frequently, and the show has been excellent helping him along. Employ this technique with your friends: Lance, previously we’ve proven your fence sitting ways with regard to your take that the Bills would win their division after the Patriots traded Garoppolo, we held your feet to the fire and got you to state clearly that you do not like the Teddy bridewater pick, and now you need to be pressed for a firm position on what avenue the Patriots should have taken with Garoppolo: sign him top money to be a backup (possibly making more than Brady), trade Brady, or do what they did and trade Jimmie G? Clearly state for the record. Mike and Scott would not ease up on Lance until he answered the question, which he finally did:
LANCE’S RESPONSE: I’d wait until the end of the season and see how it plays out, but then I would trade Tom Brady.
Mike made a hot take that the Patriots would win more MVPs and Super Bowls in the next three years than the San Francisco 49ers will in the next decade.
Mike reminded Lance that Mike stated at the time of the trade that Garoppolo would lead an NFC West resurgence, but Lance claimed that take was his.
NFL week in review – free for all:
Scott’s Terrible Take – a rube reached out to me on Facebook private message and inquired about the possibility of changing the name of this segment to Lance’s Dreadful Takes.
The fellas reviewed every Scott Terrible Take we’ve had to date. It was a great review, and one of the best bits of our podcast so far. A must listen.
Before we talk NFL – we need to remind listeners that the prime chunk of College Bowl Season is upon us. Other than the exciting Purdue against Arizona Wildcats in the Foster Farm Bowl Wednesday night, there’s the college football playoffs. Let’s get predictions for the final four matchups:
Scott: he admits that he doesn’t watch any college football other than Minnesota Golden Gophers. He then says that University of Central Florida deserves to be in the playoffs.
Final Weekend Preview:
Get your final coaching picks in: thought that there are 13 coaches on the hot seat. As Black Monday approaches, who will lose their job. So, the fellas did a Black Monday preview:
NFL playoff update – Lance is finally wrong with his Bills take of them making the playoffs and he’s finally right about the Cowboys.
One of the worst takes of the year was Lance saying the NFC North would have 3 playoff teams, and in reality they have only one!
We get Scott’s playoff predictions since he’s here:
Shot in the Dark: Lance and I both miscalculated our shots from last week, each screwing up.
Locks of the week:
Both Mike and Lance went 0-3 last week!
The guys do a roundtable where they select which game the other needs to pick.
Lance: Dallas at Philadelphia. Dallas is favored by 2.5. Take Dallas and give up the points.
Mike: Kansas City Chiefs at Denver. Neither team has anything to play for. Will Parks for the Broncos could be key. Denver is favored by 3.5. Take Kansas City and the points.
Scott: Carolina at Atlanta. Atlanta is favored by 3.5 points. Take Carolina and the points, but the Panthers win straight up.
Scott: Oakland at Los Angeles Chargers. Chargers are favored by 7.5 points. Chargers will win and cover, give up the points.
Lance: Arizona at Seattle (-8). Arizona won’t win, but take the points. AZ with 8.
Mike: Jacksonville at Tennessee (-5.5). Jaguars will be primed and ready to play. Take Jacksonville and the 5.5 points. The Jags don’t want to go into the playoffs having lost two straight.