PMS 2.0 064 – John Daly, Dan Orlovsky, Tiger’s Back, & The NFL Never Sleeps

On today’s show, Pat and the guys break down one of the most memorable Sunday’s in recent memory as they look back on Tiger Woods winning his 5th Green Jacket at the Masters and discuss his greatness, how much more he has in the tank, and why things were different this time around when they’ve looked promising before. To chat a little bit more about Tiger, Pat welcomes on friend of the show, 2X Major Champion, and one of the most electric human beings to ever walk the planet, John Daly. They chat about his week in Augusta at Hooters and how it differed from last year, how Little John has been performing on the course as of late, what he thought about Tiger winning his 5th Green Jacket and whether or not he’s going to make a run at Jack Nicklaus’ major record, and if there are any young players right now that can challenge the greatness of Tiger’s career (22:47-27:47). Pat and the guys also welcome recurring guest, regular panelist on “Get Up,” and 11 year NFL veteran, Dan Orlovsky, to chat about Russell Wilson giving the Seahawks a hard deadline for a new extension, and whether or not he could end up playing QB for the Giants. They also chat about which coaches from the Sean McVay mold will have successful season or if he is an anomaly, if Joe Flacco will resurrect his career in Denver, and Dan gives out a couple of his sleeper picks for the NFC and AFC next year (38:41-50:20). To close out the show, the guys discuss the premiere of Game of Thrones and try to convince Pat that getting on board with the show is worth his time, and Pat announces the upcoming live podcast tour which has 6 dates in 6 different cities this summer. It’s a fun one. Come and laugh with us, cheers.

Heartland Radio 2.0 Ep. 49 – Todd Vs. Steven Seagal

On today’s show, the guys cover a range of topics including sick dogs puking and dropping bombs everywhere in Todd’s house, the car buying process at a dealership, how many rolls of toilet paper the average person uses on a weekly basis, what the guys would do if they had an almanac similar to the one from Back To The Future for sports betting, and Kanye’s Sunday gospel services. They also dive into trash TV, the proper etiquette when it comes to getting gas, a mouse that has been absolutely terrorizing The Pub, the Hulu Fyre Fest documentary, whether or not the guys could win in a fight against the most famous celebrity who shares their name, and they recap the St. Paddy’s Day t-shirt sale contest, PETA taking a massive L for trying to slander Steve Irwin, and much more. It’s a fun one, come and have a good time with us.

This episode features @toddmccomas, @PatMcAfeeShow, @Digz, @nickmaraldo, @tyschmit, @BostonConnr, @HeyGorman, @VivalaZito, and @evanfoxy, and closes with an absolute banger from Metallica.

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PMS 2.0 049 – First Day On The Job With WWE, Nick Mangold, & Darius Butler

Pat is in Orlando recording the show from his hotel room as he finds himself in his first full week as a WWE employee and the guys record a late, slap happy episode. They cover his travels down to Florida, his entire first day at the complex including commentating a dark match at the WWE NXT event, and him hitting a HUGE Frog Splash on a training dummy. They also cover Zion Williamson’s shoe/knee exploding and whether or not it will affect Nike stock, some of the guys competing in a very hot and spicy chocolate eating contest, and break down the sale on St. Paddy’s day shirts available now for 20% off (through Saturday at midnight) at store.PatMcAfeeShow.com. Also included are a couple of incredible interviews. First, 2nd round pick of the New England Patriots and Pat’s teammate in Indianapolis, one of the smoothest athletes to ever play in the NFL, former defensive back, Darius Butler, joins the show. He and Pat chat about him being in the room with the owners when trying to end the Kaepernick situation, what he thinks about the way everything unfolded, what he’s expecting from his new podcast, and he answers a few questions about Antonio Brown, one of his best friends (1:11:15-1:35:21). To close out the show, 7x Pro Bowler, 2x All-Pro, former center for the New York Jets and hilarious human, Nick Mangold joins the show. He chats about what it was like playing for the Jets through the good and bad times, which version of Rex Ryan he prefers, what some of his hobbies are outside of football now that he’s retired, some Ohio St. and Michigan rivalry stories, and whether or not he’ll raise his son as a Jets fan (1:50:38-2:04:38). It’s a hilarious one. Come and laugh with us, cheers.

PMS 2.0 048 – I Got Engaged, The Voice Of Monday Night Football & Ryan Shazier

On today’s show, Pat and the rest of the guys are back from vacation with a LOADED show. Pat discusses his trip to Hawaii and gives a breakdown of how he popped the question to Sam in an Avatar-like setting on the island. He and the rest of the guys also discuss what else they did while they were away on vacation, discuss a couple of the documentaries they watched while on break including ‘Abducted in Plain Sight,’ chat about the pothole epidemic in Indianapolis, give their thoughts on the AAF so far, and chat about the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day sale coming soon to PatMcAfeeShow.com. Also included are two incredible interviews from Super Bowl week with the voice of Monday Night Football and Top Rank Boxing, all around electric human being, Joe Tessitore (2:01:23-2:21:54); as well as an inspirational interview with Steelers linebacker and 2X Pro Bowler, Ryan Shazier, as he chats about his incredible journey to recovery and how confident he is that he’ll play football again (2:22:36-2:38:51). It’s great to be back. Come and laugh with us, cheers.

Emergency Blog! I Just Made The Best Wings of All Time!

We bought an air fryer today so, of course, I had to try it out as soon as we got home.  What better way to test your air fryer out than by making wings, right?  Right!

They were crispy on the outside and the chicken pulled right off the bone.  And this sauce…forget about it!  This sauce I made is the only sauce that should legally be allowed to touch a chicken wing.

Here’s the recipe:  (serves 2 people)

Buy 1 pound of chicken wings.  I recommend getting the whole wing.  If you want to be a bitch about it you can cut the drummettes from the flats or buy a pack of drummettes and flats already cut.  I did the whole wing because I’m OG.  You should get 8 good-size wings out of a 1 pound package.  Warning: this recipe is for unfrozen wings.  Buy your shit fresh.  Don’t buy those shitty frozen wings they put out in the middle cooler because you’re better than that!

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I have a 4 quart air fryer and it’s a Ninja, because Ninjas kick ass.  You should be able to position 8 full wings in the air fryer without having to stack them on top of each other.  Just squeeze them tightly together.  Air fry the wings at 375 degrees for 25 minutes and turn them half-way through.  This will make your wings fall-off-the-bone tender.

During this 25 minutes, make your sauce.  You’re going to slowly melt a stick of butter (low heat) and then stir in 2 tablespoons of minced garlic from a jar, 1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese, a teaspoon of lime juice, Frank’s Hot Sauce (enough to give it that buffalo sauce color), then salt and pepper to taste.  Let that sauce simmer, stirring occasionally until your 25 minute timer goes off.  Now, it’s magic time!

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Once your goes off, turn the wings right side up again and set the temperature on your air fryer to 400 degrees and your timer for 5 minutes.  This is where the skin gets crispy.  Don’t worry, you won’t lose the moisture and tenderness on the inside of the wing.  Crispy on the outside, moist and tender on the inside, that’s what you’re looking for.  Don’t fuck around and make your wings slimy.  Slimy wings are for serial killers.

Once the 5-minute timer goes off, use tongs to put your wings in a big-ass bowl, pour your sauce over the wings, top with a lid and shake the shit out of them.  Now you’re ready to plate! 

I didn’t cook a side but obviously that’s a good idea if you’re wanting to impress someone.  My lady and I have been together long enough that I don’t have to worry about it.  Besides, the wings seemed to have impressed her enough because I cooked two batches and I think she ate 10  wings to my 6, and she’s not a big wing person.  I’m telling you, these wings are legit!  Try them for yourself!

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Uncle Todd’s Top 3 NBA Picks: 2/6/19

I’m currently 63-29-6 for NBA picks thus far.  I think that’s respectable but what do I know,  This is the first time in my life that I’ve really focused on betting NBA games but I’m kind of digging it.  I have no idea if the method I’m using for my picks will continue produce this level of success long term, but I’m keeping it until it doesn’t.  If you want to follow my daily action, download and subscribe to The Action Network.

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Here’s 3 picks for tonight:

DAL -4 vs CHA (-150).  The Mavericks are 18-7 ATS at home, 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 against Eastern Conference opponents.  The Hornets are 11-14 ATS on the road, 2-9 ATS in their last 11 road games against a team with a winning home record and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games.  These guys hate Hump Day!

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SAC +4.5 vs HOU (-150).  The Kings are 19-7-1 ATS at home, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against Southwest Conference opponents and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.  The Rockets are 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games on the road and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up win.  I’m playing the percentages on this one and saying the Rockets aren’t hitting their mark tonight.

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UTA -12.5 vs PHX (-150).  The Jazz are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games against teams in the NBA Pacific, 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games after a straight up or ATS loss and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games.  The Jazz love Hump Day!  The Suns are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in the previous game and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after an ATS win, so the Suns won’t shine tonight.

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Uncle Todd’s Movie Review: The Sisters Brothers

I think IMDb has blocked me because of my reaction to them pulling down my review of Holmes & Watson but I submitted a very professional and thoughtful 7-star review of The Sisters Brothers today and it hasn’t shown up on their site yet.  We’ll see what happens.

Let me begin with letting you know that I enjoyed The Sisters Brothers.  I purchased it from Amazon last night for $14.99 because I was eager to give John C. Reilly redemption after declaring that Holmes & Watson was an abortion.  I stuck gold with this movie because John C. Reilly was superb.  The movie also stars Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal and Riz Ahmed from Venom and Four Lions.

It’s 1851, and Charlie and Eli Sisters, played by Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly, are both brothers and assassins that basically rub out people that cross a rich dude known as “The Commodore”.  The Sisters brothers find themselves on a journey through the Northwest during the Gold Rush to find a chemist, played by Riz Ahmed, that has invented a chemical that makes it easier to find gold.    They’re assisted by a lead agent, played by Jake Gyllenhaal who is hired to find the chemist and then bring in the Sisters Brothers so they can get the recipe out of him through torture and then put a bullet in his brain.

This movie is not for everyone.  I enjoyed it but I enjoyed it in the same way I enjoyed sitting and listening to my grandpa tell old stories about his childhood and the war.  His stories weren’t flashy, no extra color was added to jazz things up but I got a real life account from a period in time I wasn’t alive to see.  

Pat McAfee and Bert Kreischer are 2 of the best story-tellers in the business and they’re each way better at telling stories than my grandpa was.  If either of them tell my grandpa’s stories, most people are going to enjoy their versions more.  However, there will be some people that enjoy my grandpa’s version more because of it’s authenticity.  He was there and the little details he provides don’t necessarily add entertainment value to the masses but they do let the listener feel as he felt and see what he saw when these events actually happened.  That’s an experience that some people want from a period piece.  If you’re one of those people, you’ll enjoy this movie.

That’s how I describe my experience with this movie.  If Quentin Tarantino and Clint Eastwood could’ve helped with a rewrite of this movie it would be a fucking blockbuster.  However, it would definitely lose its charm  for the niche market it was written for.  One example of authenticity in this movie is when scenes were shot outside at night, it was pitch fucking black.  Most westerns add light so we can see what’s going on.  That makes things easier but for me personally, watching a shootout in pitch black darkness and all I can see are muzzle flashes while I hear people screaming in chaos…added something special.  I can’t remember ever seeing that approach in a movie before but I think that’s how it would really go down.  There was no electricity!  How crazy would that be?!  Granted, I didn’t get to see blood packets explode, guys flying through the air and all that good stuff but I did get to feel how confusing and eery it was to have a gunfight at night in 1851.  That worked for me.

The reason I gave this movie 7 stars is because I personally wanted a little more action and violence.  When I sit down to watch a western about two brothers that are assassins I want a fair amount of violence.  I love westerns that are loaded with action and violence, like Django Unchained and Tombstone, but if there is a great story to tell and that is the focus, I don’t mind cutting back on the shootout scenes.  That being said, I do have a minimum threshold.  I thought The Unforgiven had just the right amount of action and violence without interfering with the story that needed told.  I wanted more in this movie.  I also thought there were three good moments in this film where they could’ve written in a big laugh and that would’ve added a little more versatility to the film.  The Sisters Brothers is definitely a drama so don’t let the fact that it stars John C. Reilly fool you.

Overall, this was a great movie featuring great performances from the entire cast.  I don’t feel comfortable telling you to go see it in a movie theater or to buy it on Amazon for $14.99 like I did.  But when it comes out on Netflix or HBO, give it a watch.

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The Last Monday Weigh-In

We just finished the last Monday weigh-in of the $9,999.99 #WeightLossChallenge.  Here were the results:

#4.  Tim McAfee initially weighed-in at 243.0 pounds.  Last Friday he weighed-out at 217.8 pounds.  Today he weighed-in at 216.8, which means he lost 1 pound over the weekend and has lost 10.78% of his initial body weight.  Tim looks good!  He has always been a guy who looks like he can bend iron with his bare hands and now that he’s trimmed down he looks like a complete beast.

#3.  Digs initially weighed-in at 239.2 pounds.  Last Friday he weighed-out at 212.0 pounds.  Today he weighed-in at 212.6, which means he gained 0.6 pounds and has lost 11.12% of his body weight.  I think Digs allowed himself a little R&R this weekend.  I’m not going to judge.  Digs is a very handsome man and losing over 11% of his body wait has only added to his handsomeness.  I’m proud of this dude.  This is his second #WeightLossChallenge in 2 years.  He’s got grit.

#2.  Zito initially weighed-in at 261.6 pounds.  Last Friday he weighed-out at 218.0 pounds and surpassed me for the lead.  Today he weighed-in at 218.2, which means he gained 0.2 pounds and has lost 16.59% of his initial body weight.  It appears Zito allowed himself a little R&R this weekend as well.  He might’ve taken a page out of my book from earlier in this competition and decided he needed to get his body and mind a little break before going into battle this week.  This could be dangerous for me.  Zito has accomplished a great deal thus far in the competition.  His discipline and intestinal fortitude has surprised me.  I’m very proud of him as well.

#1.  I initially weigh-in at 219.8 pounds.  Last Friday I weighed-out at 185.8 pounds.  Today I weighed-in at 182.6, which means I lost 3.2 pounds over the weekend and have lost 16.92% of my initial body weight.  I traveled to Lexington, KY on Friday and did 2 comedy shows that night, 2 shows on Saturday and 1 show on Sunday and travelled back home last night.  

The comedy club in Lexington put us up in a very nice hotel surrounded by awesome restaurants and bars, which was very nice of them but I should’ve requested a Motel 6 out in the middle of nowhere.  Despite my surroundings, however, I managed to only consume a pickle spear wrapped in a slice of turkey on Friday night, 3 pieces of Jumbo shrimp on Saturday and 3 teaspoons of ahi tuna on Sunday.  I look and feel like a POW right now.

In addition to all my fat, I’ve lost a lot of muscle so this isn’t the best me physically.  Conversely, I do feel this is the best me mentally.  I have gone through some tough shit in my day but this #WeightLossChallenge is, mentally, the toughest thing I’ve ever had to endure.

Marine Corps boot camp was incredibly difficult, both mentally and physically, but I never felt like I had the option of quitting or not completing a task.  Every time I reached the breaking point, 3 drill instructors would scream in my face and threaten to hate stomp me.   It was like a shot of adrenaline straight to my heart.

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In this competition, I’m a man on an island.  I’m Tom Hanks in Cast Away.  I’m the recruit and drill instructor.  When I reach a breaking point, I have to get in my own face and scare myself back into fight mode.  That has been extremely difficult, more difficult than I could’ve ever imagined.  But I do feel like I’m beginning to master it.  I feel like I’m in a bit of a zone right now.

I anticipate the last 5 days will be the hardest.  I’m only ahead of Zito by 0.33%.  He’s lost a total of 43.4 pounds thus far and I’ve lost a total of 37.2 pounds.  Because of our initial weight disparity I have a slight advantage with percentage of weight lost.  Here’s an example of how it looks on paper for this week.  

If I somehow manage to lose another 5 pounds by Friday and lose a total of 42.2 pounds, that puts me at a total weight loss percentage of 19.2%.  To tie me, Zito would only have to lose another 6.8 pounds, totaling 50.2.  So, It’s literally neck and neck at this point and unfortunately for me, Zito has a lot more neck.  Fortunately for me, I think I have more grit.  I also have one final trick up my sleeve that I’ve been saving for the final week.  It’s an all natural method to ditch some extra weight at the end that I’m relying on heavily to work.  I will not be consuming any food until the final weigh-out so I’m hoping that mixed with this final trick, will be enough to put me over the top.

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Regardless of how it ends up, everyone should know that the Pat McAfee team is a family.  We are all brothers.  Zito, Digs and Tim have inspired me and pushed me to tap into this inner psycho that I wasn’t sure could ever be awakened again.  I’m grateful for them and the entire team here for getting me off my old, tired, fat ass and causing me to rediscover a younger, thinner and crazier me.

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Weight Loss Challenge 2019: The Final Stretch

This weight loss challenge between Digs (Anthony Diguilio), Zito (Jose Perez), Tim McAfee and I began on January 1st.  We’re now 25 days into this thing and we’ve entered the final stretch.  The last 7 days!

I am currently in the lead, pending today’s Friday Weigh-out.  I initially weighed in at 219.8 pounds.  This past Monday I weighed-in at 188.8.  So, I’m down 31 pounds overall which is 14.1% of my initial body weight.  Zito is a very close 2nd.  Zito initially weighed-in at 261 pounds and was down to 225.2 pounds, which is 13.91% of his original body weight.  The winner is decided by the highest percentage of weigh lost.  So, with Digs at 9.95% and Tim McAfee at 9.79% it seems mathematically impossible for either of them to catch either of us this late in the competition.

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I honestly had no idea going into this thing, how much weight I would be able to lose.  I hadn’t tried to lose weight since my wrestling days in high school.  In fact, I had spent most of my life trying to gain weight.  It had also been a very long time since I actually competed in something.  When this competition began I was soon reminded about how psycho I am when it comes to competing.  If I’m competing in something that have a realistic chance of winning, I’d almost rather die than lose.  That’s a bit of an exaggeration but trust me when I say that I’m capable of pushing myself to the mental and physical limit.  Not everyone can do that and that has been my sole advantage.

I’ve limited myself to a strict Keto diet and I only eat between noon and 8pm.  I also limit myself to ridiculously small portions when I do eat.  Here’s an example of a typical weekday for me.  Around noon I eat half a chicken breast or a can of tuna.  Around 3pm I eat a few raw almonds.  For dinner I eat a few slices of cucumber and a half a chicken breast.  I allow myself a little more food on the weekends but add cardio workouts.  25 days of this so far.  How long could you do this?

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It’s definitely a mindfuck.  I’m hungry all the time!  But there’s light at the end of the tunnel with only 7 days left.  I’m not sure if I have enough body mass left to prevent Zito from passing me in the last week, however.  He’s still overweight, even at this stage in the game which is an extreme advantage.  My body is down to cannabilizing muscle where he is still able to burn fat.  To complicate matters, we all are traveling to Atlanta to help shoot some stuff for Super Bowl Week so we’ll spend the last 3 days of the challenge on the road, which eliminates any chance of me resulting to crazy wrestler tactics.

It’s going to be interesting to see how this last week pans out.  The deck is definitely stacked against me but I will be pulling every trick in the book that I have available to me.  I do have my inner psycho to lean on, so we’ll see what he can do.

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Heartland Radio 2.0 Ep. 37 – Pat McAfee: Former Pauper

On today’s show, the guys give an update on the weight loss competition and discuss what the D.O.G. leaderboard is currently looking like, plus chat about The Situation preparing to go to jail on tax evasion charges, the Clemson football team being served McDonald’s at the White House by the President, and a woman in Texas being banned from her local Walmart for drinking wine out of a Pringles can and riding a scooter in the parking lot. Todd wants to know what name the guys would give themselves if they were assassins, and Gorms wants to know what everyone’s first impression of him was as the guys get a little introspective. They also play some Elvis related fact or fiction, answer a few listener questions including what they would do if they were a computer virus, and who they would choose if they could be any cartoon character. To close the show, the guys each give some vitamin thoughts. It’s a fun one, come and have a good time with us.

This episode features @toddmccomas, @PatMcAfeeShow, @Digz, @nickmaraldo, @tyschmit, @BostonConnr, @HeyGorman, @VivalaZito, @evanfoxy, and closes with “Poor Man Blues,” by Zac Wilkerson