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.
When it comes to All Star games and All Star weekends the NBA just does it right. The whole weekend is always entertaining and their continuing to add and make adjustments to it yearly to keep things interesting. The addition of more shooters to the 3 point competition was a very nice touch, as the NBA has turned into a 3 point contest almost every night these days. In a star studded group Joe Harris from the Brooklyn Nets won in impressive fashion beating out Steph Curry and Buddy Hield in the finals.
The dunk contest can be hit or miss from year to year but i thought this year was really good. There was lots of misses, but there was also a lot of imagination and different props that people brought in that we haven’t seen before. OKC’s Hamidou Diallo ended up taking home the title with some massive hops, including a dunk over Shaq.
To end the weekend the stars showed up on Sunday in a high scoring affair with Team Lebron having a massive comeback to beat Team Giannis. Kevin Durant took him MVP and team Lebron took a record 168 three pointers, making 62 of them. In recent years things have tightened up in the fourth quarter of the All Star game, which makes things really interesting to watch especially when the game got as tight as it did last night. By far my favourite part of the weekend was Dirk Nowitzki and Dwayne Wade being apart of the All Star game in what will be both of these superstars last year. As i said to start this blog off the NBA just gets it right when it comes to All Star weekend and they did once again this passed weekend. Hope y’all enjoyed it as much as i did, lets have a week.
Well here we go, Kyler Murray made the decision, which was pretty much inevitable. He wants to be an NFL quarterback, rather than an Oakland Athletic. Only time will tell if this is the right decision, but for now lets talk about who’s taking a chance on the Heisman trophy winner.
As a Dolphins fan I’m very hopeful that they take the shot and trade up to get him. I don’t see too many teams in front of us who need a quarterback or will take a shot on Murray. The one team that i was really worried about was the New York Giants but reports are saying their concerned about his size.
If the Cardinals don’t pull the trigger and take him at one then if your the Dolphins you have to, I mean please lets go take a chance. Why not?? You’ve now fired your coach, brought in a new one. Tannehill is good as gone, so why not start fresh with Kyler Murray. Unless your all in on the tank for Tua, Kyler Murray has to be an option this year to start this rebuild. There’s no guarantee you will even get close to Tua next year, Dolphins are very good at being mediocre and getting middle round draft picks.
Im all in on this idea, if we are truly rebuilding with a new coach then why not a brand new young quarterback to go along with him. As Dolphins fans we’ve waited long enough, we’ve watched mediocrity since Marino left. The time is now to get our franchise quarterback and Kyler Murray is that guy. If your worried about his size look at Baker Mayfield, Russel Wilson and Drew Brees. All three of those guys are gamers and i strongly believe Kyler Murray is to. The balls in your court Dolphins time to make a move and time to make it now.
The Champions League is finally back tomorrow and I’m gonna give you a run down on what i think some good things to bet on are, since we don’t have any money to throw at the NFL anymore. Historically the first legs of the round of 16 matches are played pretty tight, the home team not wanting to give up the always important away goal and the away team trying to keep it tight for the second leg on their home turf. Soccer is always tough to bet on because of the inevitable three outcomes, but the value if you can hit a parlay is absurd. This weekend i hit on a nice one with Crystal Palace to draw and Watford to win along with Burnley. Tomorrow’s games we have PSG at Manchester Untied and FC Porto at Roma. United has been playing well under their new coach and haven’t lost since he took over, PSG will be without Neymar and Cavani tomorrow but I’m still feeling like they’ll have enough to get a draw in Manchester.
The other game tomorrow is Porto at Roma, Roma is sixth in the Serie A and Porto is top of the table in the Primeira League. So what I’ve done with my bets is I have two parlays on the go, with all four games tomorrow and Wednesday on both. On one of my tickets i have Porto to draw and the other Roma to win, as most of us know these italian teams really know how to tighten things up when it comes to the Champions League.
For Wednesday’s games we have Real Madrid away to Ajax and Borussia Dortmund away to Tottenham. I like Real Madrid for a win or a draw here, any other year i would say Real outright but they have been far from their best most of the season and away to Ajax can be a tricky fixture for any squad. The other game is going to be a good one, this Borussia Dortmund team is on an absolute heater this season and i look for them to either draw or come away with a massive away win. Tottenham has held it together in league play but i just feel like this will be too much for them to deal with, without their best player Harry Kane. To recap here are the two tickets I’ve put together for the next two days of Champions League.
So there you have it, those are my two tickets I’ve come up with for these upcoming games. As I said the odds on betting soccer are tough but if you can hit, your looking at a nice pay day. Lets hope the odds are in our favour, I know its not the NFL but at least its some sort of futebol. Enjoy the games y’all.
Rajon Rondo with a 22 footer to win a game, thats one thing i never thought id see in my lifetime. I loved Rondo as a Celtic, he is one of my favourite point guards of all time but no one could ever accuse him of being a sharpshooter outside of the key. I am a die hard Celtics fan but I’m going to dive more into the Lakers in this blog. I personally thought this team was dead after the whole Anthony Davis debacle and Lebron basically sitting in a different area code on the bench in Indiana the other night.
The Lakers went down big early again tonight and looked like they were in line for a second huge loss in a row. Props to this Laker team on pulling things together at least for tonight. These young kids were no doubt insulted by what had transpired in the last few weeks, with pretty much every single player on the team being thrown into the Anthony Davis trade package that eventually fell through.
As hard as it is for me to admit this after a loss to the Lakers and Lebron. I am happy for Rondo, he’s kind of been giving an unfair rap around the league and is still a top 10 point guard in the league when healthy, at least in my humble opinion. The kids played well for the Lakers tonight as well Kuzma hit a massive shot to tie this game up before Rondo won it with his last second jumper.
As great as all these players played for the Lakers to pull this out, its still all on Lebron if this team is going to go anywhere. I switch back and forth on Lebron from time to time i think he’s great and does the right thing like going back to Cleveland to win a title. Then theres times like lately where you hear all these trade rumours, Lebron wants this, Lebron wants that. As much as we all know Lebron wants another superstar theres an outside chance that it could be just him and these kids for his next three years in Los Angeles.
Lebron knew what he was getting into when he came to Los Angeles and as much as he wants to add one or even two superstars to this Laker lineup, this is what he’s working with and maybe a few late additions like Carmelo. I honestly hope Lebron sticks with them and lets see if he can guide them to a deep playoff run. We all know Lebron will more than likely get at least one superstar to join this team but until then lets see what these young Lakers can do. This game was one of the best of the year thus far, lets see what the rest of the season holds for these two storied franchises. Almost the weekend y’all.
For the second time in about 100 days, the duck boats rolled around Boston with everyone and their mother out on the street. This was the second parade I have ever missed in my life so I need this recap more than you do.
This photo is incredible. 1.5 million people at a parade and I don’t know if I’ve ever been more jealous of 1.5 million people. Parades are always a spectacle to be apart of, but the ones with the Patriots are always a little more sweeter. Brady, Belichick, the whole NFL watching on from their own city, there aren’t many better feelings. Some wake up a little more black and blue than others.
A lot of people are talking about this fight but, these are just a couple rival towns from Massachusetts hashing it out at the parade. Some people got injured I’m sure, but that’s going to happen when you’re trying to prove you’re still here. Best part of this parade was Philly fans all over the place talking about how their parade was better the year before. Fellas, this is our 6th one now, if you don’t have a few fights at some point, do towns even still hate each other? I’m just glad nobody got stabbed, that’s typically a St. Paddy’s Day debacle but you never know what someones going to do when two guys are arguing about who loves Brady more. Plus, this one fight wasn’t the only thing that happened yesterday.
I mean, come on. Patriots fans left the parade to run over and help this ambulance get up the hill? That’s a real team effort if I’ve ever seen one. Now everyone knows that the one fight that went down at the parade wasn’t the only thing worth talking about. Not to mention McCourty and Harmon putting Lane Johnson into a coffin.
I mean, this is why you don’t bash the Patriots at a parade cause the sad reality is the Pats will be back to the Super Bowl far before you, Lane Johnson. Duran Harmon is also wearing Tom Brady’s jersey from high school. Not sure if it’s a replica or the real one, but he crushed yesterday. I wish I could of been there, but the only thing that matters is we got number 6. Can’t wait to chase 7 next year.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Well here we go, strap on your seat belts, this EPL title race is going down to the wire. In what could of been a seven point lead just a week ago after Man City lost to Newcastle, is now down to three and City can go top of the table tomorrow against one of our most hated rivals Everton. Two draws on the bounce has this race tight again, the most worrying part for me isn’t the two draws its the fact they’ve led in both games and let the lead slip. This whole season whether their playing well or not one thing they haven’t done is let leads slip once they’ve gotten in control and now twice in a week its happened.
It has been sooo damn long since a title for Liverpool, 1990 to be exact. You can feel the nervousness in the air, at home games you can feel it even watching on TV and the players can feel it as well. As much as I’m starting to panic just like any LFC fan out there, we do have to enjoy this. This is a real chance to end this drought and the nervousness doesn’t help the players with what their trying to accomplish here. They haven’t been their free flowing selves these passed few games, but its a 38 game season, you can not expect these players and the team to be lights out every game. I know how bad all you fans want this but we all have to try and stay calm and enjoy this ride.
No one said this was going to be easy, but were still three points clear with thirteen games left. No one wants us to win this thing but us. We will be made fun of on the internet when anything goes wrong, we will get the piss taking out of us if City goes top of the league at any point before the end of the season. We do have to remember though, if at the start of the season someone told you Liverpool would be top of the table with thirteen games left we would all take it. We wouldn’t have asked how many points we were leading by at one point, or if we dropped a few points here or there. Liverpool has still only lost one game all year and have a very good chance at trying to take this title home for the first time in 29 years. I am nervous, i am starting to panic just like everyone else, but lets try and enjoy this ride because you never know when your gonna be in a title race again. Strap in and enjoy the ride theres still a lot of soccer left to be played.
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On Sunday, Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, and the New England Patriots ripped the hearts out of every football fan that woke up Monday feeling like it was a normal day. I currently type with six rings that glow with the light of a thousand suns. Where do we begin.
Gotta start with this. Rob Gronk is back next year and I don’t know if the Patriots have ever had this type of team camaraderie. Everyone is so all in on building Brady’s legacy that nobody can retire until he does. How is Gronk at 29 gonna leave Brady out to dry when he’s 41? That’s right, he’s not going to. With that being said, it wasn’t the greatest offensive performance for either team which made the game pretty slow for anyone watching at home. Every play in that stadium was edge of your seat action and watching Bill’s defense fly around and shut down Sean McVay’s offense was all I could have asked for. The place erupted, or at least felt as though it did when Kyle Van Noy got to Goff in the second quarter on third down.
Also, love this flipper against Reynolds in the first. Felt like we dominated the game physically and that was something the defense really stepped up at the end of the season. We started running the rock and playing hard nosed defense and we kept McVay of the end zone.
That’s why all this MVP talk is bologna. If anyone on the defensive side of the ball deserved the MVP it would be Belichick. The guy pitched a perfect game and even though Goff should of hit Cooks for a touchdown, he didn’t. Goff looked like he was crapping himself before the Saints game so I can imagine there were a few times he looked like a deer in headlights Sunday night. I couldn’t quite see him on the sideline Sunday from my seats but on the field he didn’t look great.
The real MVP or MVP’s from this game was the Patriots offensive line. I know some people that specifically bet on the Rams because they had Aaron Donald. Those people, first, are idiots, and second don’t respect the greatness that is Dante Scarnecchia, the Patriots offensive line coach. Not to mention Trent Brown makes Aaron Donald look like a pee wee football player.
I understand this game will be talked about as the worst Super Bowl ever. Which is why I’ll always remember it as the best Super Bowl ever. We got to 6 and now everyone should know Brady won’t sleep till we have 7. It’s going to be a fantastic offseason even though it is devastating football is now over. To those who thought we weren’t going to win the Super Bowl, I pity you. Not because you were wrong, but because you had to watch your worst nightmare slowly come true. Another Patriots Super Bowl and another offseason of listening to Patriots fans. I will carry these six rings for a long time, jingling around in my pocket or hanging from a necklace. Congratulations to all, and to the NFL, goodnight.