PMS 2.0 040 – Vinatieri, Florio, And The World We Live In

Today’s show is packed with football talk. First, Colts Kicker, the all-time NFL points leader, 4x Super Bowl Champion, the GOAT, Adam Vinatieri, calls into the show. He and Pat discuss his season now that the dust has settled, Adam Schefter breaking the news that he plans to return for his 24th season, what he learned from Bill Belichick when playing for the Patriots, and he looks ahead to next season (4:04-20:56). Next, longtime friend of the show, creator of Pro Football Talk, Mike Florio calls in to recap the Conference Championship games. They also discuss what needs to be done to change the officiating in the NFL and Mike proposes a rule change for overtime (20:57-36:29). Pat and the guys also give their takes on the Conference Championships, chat a little bit about the plans for Super Bowl week in Atlanta, and Pat talks about a couple of the recent documentaries he’s watched including Murder Mountain, the Fyre Fest documentary, and Avicii’s documentary. It’s a good one, come and laugh with us. Cheers.

Heartland Radio 2.0 Ep. 34 – “Soaking The Boys”

On today’s show, the guys chat a little bit more about Bird Box and the absurdity of 45,000,000+ accounts viewing it, Bill Murray being an incredible human being, whether or not actors and actresses read their terrible reviews, a Dutch astronaut accidentally calling 911 from the International Space Station, and discuss what people have been eating for the weight loss challenge. Todd wants to know if the guys could change the ending of any movie, what they would change and how. They also answer some listener questions including what guilty pleasures they would give up which sends the conversation off the rails a bit, and if they could play for any NFL team, which they would choose. As always, the guys each send in some Friday Bangerz to help send you into the weekend. It’s a wild one, come and have a good time with us.

This episode features @toddmccomas, @PatMcAfeeShow, @Digz, @nickmaraldo, @tyschmit, @BostonConnr, @HeyGorman, @VivalaZito, and @evanfoxy.

Heartland Radio 2.0 Ep. 33 – Happy New Year

On today’s show, the guys discuss what they did on New Year’s Eve, chat about the weight loss competition that is finally here and how all the participants are feeling now that plumping season is over, and question why “A Christmas Story,” gets the 24 hour marathon treatment on Christmas. They also dive into some world news including TSA getting rid of dogs with pointy ears because they scare kids, a Louisiana police chief posting on Facebook that his department had seized meth infected with the Zika virus, and an Indianapolis woman being wounded by a celebratory gun shot on New Year’s Eve. Todd wants to know who in the office the guys would choose if they were to be in a buddy cop movie and what the name and premise would be, and the guys answer some listener questions including whether they would want to live in the Bird Box, World War Z, or A Quiet Place universe, and make their selections for the 2019 death pool. Happy New Year everybody, come and have a good time with us.

This episode features @toddmccomas, @PatMcAfeeShow, @Digz, @nickmaraldo, @tyschmit, @BostonConnr, @HeyGorman, @VivalaZito, and @evanfoxy, and closes with “Hook,” by Blues Traveler.

Bird Box Is The Most Watched Netflix Original Ever

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(That’s a high concept Bird Box joke)

That’s a lot of fucking streams over a one week period. Granted, those 45,000,000+ streams probably came from about 1,500 Netflix accounts, but those are still startling numbers. It’s taken over the cultural zeitgeist, and chances are you’ve seen several memes related to Bird Box. The first hour/hour fifteen or so are incredible. Straight balls to the walls intensity that you can’t take your eyes off of (that’s another Bird Box joke). In my personal opinion, it loses quite a bit of steam after that. That’s not to say this isn’t a must watch. It’s on Netflix, it’s probably better than half the bullshit you have saved in your queue, and Sandy Bullock brings THE NOISE. She’s incredible in this. The nonlinear storyline kind of diminishes some of the potential surprises in the movie, and bouncing back and forth between timelines ends up telegraphing the ending quite a bit.

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I have a feeling quite a few people will share this sentiment. Again, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t watch it. You probably should, it’s well worth the two hours, again there’s a lot of bullshit out there. The best thing about Bird Box has undoubtedly been the influx of memes it has created. Everyone knows I love my memes. Big time meme guy. And I will be forever thankful to Bird Box for bringing us this treasure trove of memes.

Let me know what you thought of Bird Box, and whether or not you enjoyed the way it ended, and don’t be afraid to send me your best Bird Box memes.

@tyschmit

PMS 2.0 033 – An Incredibly Jolly Holiday Conversation/Celebration

On today’s show, Pat and the guys recap their Christmas breaks as Pat chats about his food preparations and getting his Shelby restored, Todd gives a scathing review of Holmes and Watson, and Digs breaks down his Christmas from hell. Pat also talks about calling the Packers and Lions game at Lambeau on Sunday and tries to learn a little more about the guys he’ll be calling the game with. They also look at this weekend’s NFL slate and decide which games are important in terms of playoff implications including Pat sending potential bulletin board material to the Titans before their tilt with the Colts on Sunday night, the guys debate about Tom Brady’s injury and whether or not the Patriots will be able to continue to run all over everybody. To close out the show, Pat asks people to send in phrases they’d like him to use on Sunday, with the best recommendation winning a $100 gift card to the store at patmcafeeshow.com. We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas. It’s good to be back. Come and laugh with us, cheers.

Heartland Radio 2.0 Ep. 31 – Dark Waters

On today’s show, the guys chat about Gorman’s illustrious film career from Super Bowl commercials to major blockbusters, and he gives a few stories about his time on film sets and out in Hollywood. They also discuss a couple of the shows that they’ve been interested in on Netflix, and cover some news stories from around the globe including a Russian Santa having a fatal heart attack in front of some kids, the Brazilian version of Sweeney Todd, and doppelgangers causing wrongful convictions. Todd wants to know what the best Christmas present each of the guys ever got was, and they answer some listener questions including what each of them would choose to be the world champion of and what their championship belt would look like, and what one song they’d sing the lyrics to if they had a gun pointed at their heads. To close out the show, the guys pick a few more holiday themed Bangerz to help send you into the weekend. 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.

Streaming Weekend Watch Guide

We’re big movie/TV guys here at Pat McAfee Inc. Any free time that I’ve got, I’m usually just laying in bed and scrubbing through Starz, HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Netflix, and Hulu. I pay a ridiculous amount each month to make sure I’m up to date on all the trends going dahn in Tinseltown. So I figured it would be apropos to keep people updated on a couple of hot picks to click on any of these services.

Roma

First things first.. this isn’t going to be for everyone. Roma chronicles “the tumultuous year of a middle class family in Mexico City in the early 1970’s.” Again, not for everyone, and the logline doesn’t really give you much insight into the content of the film. But it’s Alfonso Cuarón, who has directed two of the most beautifully shot films of the last 15 or so years (Gravity, Children of Men), and this is already being lauded as an Oscar front runner for Best Picture. Cuarón is an absolute wizard behind the camera, and has been the mastermind behind a couple of the most talked about one-shot takes in film history.

Roma may not be your cup of tea, but give it shot, it will more than likely be one of the best movies you’ll see this year.

Springsteen On Broadway

The Boss. On Broadway. One man show. If you’re a Springsteen guy/gal, you’ll absolutely love this. If you’re not, this is as good of a time as any to hop on the train. I don’t know what cuts are in this, don’t care either. Some people may bitch that the E-Street Band isn’t there, but I’ll take one evening with The Boss running solo any day of the week.

Momentum Generation

Now streaming on HBO, Momentum Generation, details a group of guys from California who put the surfing world on the map. Doesn’t matter if you’re from the Midwest, East Coast, or from a pocket where surfing isn’t a viable option, this is an insanely interesting look at the people and sport that very few people understand. Beautifully shot with some incredible visuals, engaging story, and unique enough to separate itself from the pack, Momentum Generation is definitely worth a watch, and will make you want to go out and catch a gnarly wave ASAP.

Obviously, there is a lot more shit that’s available on all the premium channels as they add movies to their streaming services daily, but these are three new releases that you probably haven’t seen yet that are well worth the six or so hours it’ll take to burn through them. Enjoy the weekend, folks.. and if you’ve got any recommendations, fire them my way on Instagram or Twitter @tyschmit

ICYMI: Netflix Pays $100 Million To Retain Rights To The Most Overrated TV Show Of All-Time

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Let me start by saying I don’t hate Friends. I’ve actually been watching an episode here, an episode there lately. I’ve never watched it through the full run, and don’t really have any interest in watching from the start through the end, but I’ve seen enough episodes to think that it’s one of, if not the most, overrated television show of all-time. 

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I just never thought it was that funny. There are a few episodes that I’ve had genuine chuckles at, but not large scale laughs like people constantly talk about. I’m sure I’ll take some heat for this, and that’s fine, because I’m not wrong. That’s what’s so great about this argument. It’s entirely subjective. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

The thing that chaps my ass so much about this is how much Netflix is ponying up to keep Friends around. An extra $70 million bones is nothing to scoff at. With how Netflix is moving towards more original content, why not invest that money into an original movie or series where you could go after a big name draw?

I get it, people love Friends. Ross is so quirky! Joey says “How you doooooooin’.” Pheebs is so darn zany! Chandler is actually hilarious (albeit boozed up almost the entire run of the show). Who doesn’t love Mon and Rachel?!?!

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But come on. Maybe I’m in the minority here in terms of people who would rather see new content than seeing Netflix spend an exorbitant amount of money so people who are going through rough break ups can sit on their couches and eat ice cream and watch Friends all weekend. I understand the appeal, I’m just out on it.

If you hate me because of this take, that’s fine, I understand. But Netflix, get your act together. Take that $100 mil and shell it out elsewhere, or expect that every time you try to take some show off the queue, a couple hundred people bitch on Twitter and you’ll have to bend over backwards to bring it back and appease the masses. 

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Not my Netflix.

That theme song still bangs though.

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After Watching Netflix’s ‘The Outlaw King’ Living In The 14th Century Would Be Terrible

No Spoilers – Last night,  I decided to watch Netflix’s newest movie, The Outlaw King. Here are a few of my thoughts on the movie and time period.

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This movie was awesome. It felt more like the second installment in the Braveheart series than just a Netflix movie out of nowhere. I think they should of pitched it that way but another reason I enjoyed it was because I didn’t completely understand the story line so figuring that out in the beginning was awesome. As far as timeline goes, this movie starts before William Wallace dies in Braveheart. This man spinning his sword in the GIF above was my favorite character by a Scottish mile. Douglas was his name and it will be the last thing you forget after watching this movie. This dude is an absolute weapon and is equivalent to the crazy Irish guy from Braveheart.

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Stannis Baratheon from Game of Thrones, Stephen Dillane in RL, played the English King like a real prick so hats off to him. Huge Stephen Dillane guy ever since Greatest Game Ever Played with Shia Labeouf. Dillane’s kid in this movie is the real dingbat that Chris Pine rivals against. Chris Pine, who plays Robert the Bruce and the King of Scots, dominated this movie while also having the rare ‘chins up, trousers down’ scene. Hey, if Chris Pine wants to go all in on a movie, you will see him getting out of a river, swinging his King of Scots dick and there’s nothing you can do about it. This movie is well worth the watch and I highly recommend it to anyone who liked Braveheart (everyone). I would love to hear what you guys thought about the ending too, I have a very strong opinion but no spoilers here.

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However, living during this time is something I don’t recommend at all. It blows my mind how Kings used to just give away their grand daughters and shit. Imagine not wanting a wife and a King just gives you one? ‘Actually, no I’m really ok. I appreciate your grand daughter but my old wife just died and I’m really enjoying it.’ Even if that was the case, you could just do anything because woman had negative rights back then. Also, this movie is shown through the Scottish lords at the time, but not having any money back then was basically a one way ticket to being dead 25. ‘Did you hear about Shane? Yeah, he sneezed and died two days later.’ I think I would do well back then, mostly cause in my made up scenario I’m living in a Castle and never leave it. The Outlaw King had the feel of an old movie and was a wild ride from beginning to end. Very excited that Netflix movies are this legitimate and hopefully going forward the movies match this great one.

@BostonConnr

Netflix Announces New Series From Creators Of Planet Earth

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That’s right, folks. We’re getting a new Planet Earth type series from Netflix called Our Planet and boy does it look fucking awesome. We talked at length about this on a previous episode of Heartland Radio, and suffice to say, everyone is JUICED. Now I understand what you’re thinking. Probably something along the lines of, “that’s pretty cool, but Sir David Attenborough is the straw that stirs the drink when it comes to Planet Earth, and without him, this is an Animal Planet show with a bigger budget.” You would be 1000% correct if that’s your assumption, but boy do I have some good news for you.

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So essentially, we’re getting the same thing we’ve seen before, hopefully with a bigger budget, and some exciting new locales. The only thing that scares me is the involvement of the WWF. I just don’t want this to get too political. It’s said that the series will have an environmental message about the earth, but also “a hopeful message about what we can do.” Don’t get me wrong, I’m a big animal guy. UUUUUUUUUUGE in fact. I’m all about preserving wildlife and making sure our planet is sustainable for generations to come. But when it comes to these types of shows, I just want to get as many vitamins in my system as possible and see a warthog get ripped apart by a lion in incredibly high definition, I don’t need to be lectured about the inadequacies of man.

So hopefully the WWF won’t make this overly political and we can just enjoy watching these majestic beasts stalk their prey across the plains. That’s all I want. Nothing more, nothing less. But if the WWF is going to be heavily involved, I’ve seen a couple of excellent ideas.

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Don’t hate this idea one bit, brother.

What do you guys think? Are you interested, or could you care less? Let me know.

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