On today’s show, The GOAT, 4x Super Bowl Champion, 3x 1st Team All-Pro, the undisputed points king of the NFL, Adam Vinatieri, joins Pat and the guys in studio to chat about his record breaking season. He goes through his thought process before the record breaking kick in Oakland, what the NFLPA has been up to among all the rule change proposals, how many more years he has left in the tank, he tells a couple of stories that define the Adam Vinatieri competitive nature, and he breaks down his plans for the rest of the offseason at his ranch in Missouri (2:21-27:54). The guys also chat about the new commercial they’re shooting, dive into a little hockey talk, discuss the return of Game of Thrones and whether or not Pat plans to catch up before the start of the final season, they chat a little more about the Road Hawk Wrestlemania roadtrip, Pat tells a story about one of friends dogs that is half German Shepard half wolf, which spirals into whether or not a human could kill a wolf with his bare hands if he had too, and the guys also discuss the golden days of the internet with dial-up internet, bum fights/the Kimbo era, and AIM. It’s a good one, come and laugh with us, cheers.
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.
Today’s show is a great one. First, former Heisman Trophy winner, 1st round draft pick of the Denver Broncos, the greatest college football player of all-time and current outfielder in the New York Mets organization, Tim Tebow, joins the show from Top Golf in Atlanta for an incredible conversation. They discuss what it was like being Tim Tebow in college, his transition to the NFL and the most difficult part, talks a little bit about his perspective about life, chats more about his MLB aspirations and what his walkup song will be, and how he handles all the scrutiny every time he does something (4:51-27:37). Also joining the show is the king of scoops himself, one of the best in the game at his job, the creator of the “Adam Bomb,” Adam Schefter. They discuss what Super Bowl week is like for him, the guys dig for a couple updates on some scoops, what he thinks is going to happen with the Antonio Brown situation, and the stresses of having troll Twitter accounts make fake news with his name and having to deal with the repercussions (55:54-1:13:46). The guys also recap the entire Super Bowl week from Top Golf and who some of their favorite guests were and which people surprised them. They also recap the weight loss competition, and dive into their thoughts on the Super Bowl, the commercials, and Boston Connor chats about his experience seeing the Patriots win a Super Bowl in person. It’s a great one. Come and laugh with us, cheers.
I guess none of us should be surprised. Patriots win another Super Bowl, it wasn’t pretty but they got the job done. As much as i was impressed by the Patriots defence because the Dolphins are getting their D coordinator in as their coach. I’m left feeling like these Rams could of done a lot more.
As great as the Patriots defensive setup was and as great as they played, the Rams let them, they let them bully them from the start. Running the ball on every first down in the first half, what is that??? Where was the free flowing Rams offence we’ve all watched this year. The team that went for it on fourth downs, the team that did fake punts, the team that made half the league hire any coach close to McVay.
Most of the game it felt like they were playing scared, scared of making the big mistake that would cost them the game. Instead the thing that cost them the game was going away from who they were all season and that was an aggressive offensive juggernaut that was changing the way the game was played. I am bitter, I am salty, I don’t think Edelman should of gotten MVP. I don’t think he should’ve even been able to play in the game to be honest, but I’ll save that rant for another day.
The Eagles stuck to their guns last year in the Super Bowl and thats how they beat the Pats, staying true to who they were and what got them to the big dance. I know McVay and Goff will probably get back to this point, figure it out and win it. You also never know if you get to this stage again, Marino made it his first year and never got back in an amazing career. I hope they don’t regret not leaving their whole playbook out there and throwing everything they possibly had at the Patriots. Congratulations to Patriots fans on another ring and here’s to hopefully a better game next year. Happy first Monday without football y’all, its gonna be a long offseason.
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You work all season long building your betting bankroll so on Super Bowl Sunday you can go ahead and bet on 20 different things. Super Bowl betting is the most beautiful thing in the world. You can bet on pretty much anything. With that being said I have compiled 20 bets that I have put my own money on for Sunday and decided to share them with you. Will they all win? Nope, actually some are in contradiction of one another but at the end of the day we just want to be up money. These are in no particular order.
- Under 9.5 (-130) Total Players with a Rush Attempt.
Ok lets assume Michel, White, Burkhead, Gurley, & CJ Anderson all get carries. That’s a guaranteed 5. Then Brady and Goff probably, That’s 7. That leaves us wiggle room for say a Robert Woods end around & a Pat Devlin Dive (Handsome Fella).
2. Over 11.5 Third Down Conversions (-115)
If we go by team averages this one is going to be tight. Each team is in the top 10 in 3rd down conversion percentage at around 44%. They average 13 and 12 3rd down attempts a game. 44% of 25 is 11. I give the offenses the advantage in this game so I am rolling with the over.
3. No defensive or Special Teams TD’s (-190)
We have 2 teams that are very good at taking care of the ball. Each team averaged .7 Int’s thrown per game and .4 fumbles per game (none in playoffs). If we do have 2 turnovers the chances of one being returned in very slim. Both teams are also in the top 5 in giving up return TD’s this season. Patriots have given up 0 while the Rams only 1.
4. Will the game be decided by exactly 3 points. Yes (+350)
I am one who strongly believes that Vegas is very good at what they do. If Vegas has the line at 2.5 then I’ll take +350 odds on a 3 point finish happening.
5. Will there be 3 unanswered scores in a game. No (+220)
I personally think it will be a good game. Coaching, offense, defense, special teams for both teams are good. In a close game it is rare that one team scores 3 times in a row and I am banking on that here. Keep it close like last time.
6. Will there be a score in the first 4 minutes of the 2nd Qtr. Yes (-115)
Just seems like a game where they possibly feel each other out for the first 11 minutes an then someone going into the red-zone as the 1st Quarter comes to an end. No real science behind this one. All gut.
7. Lost fumbles by both teams. 0 (+150)
Both teams are top 10 in the league in not losing Fumbles. My one worry would be that Rams defensive line causing one but Brady is so smart when it comes to job security.
8. Player to score first TD – Brady +5000
9. Player to score first TD – Goff +5000
I just couldn’t pass up +5000. If you get those odds you have to take them no matter what. Can see Brady sneaking it in now.
10. Will game go to OT – Yes (+850)
Pat is doing something with Buffalo Wild Wings and if the game goes to OT everyone gets free wings and if Pat is involved it will probably happen.
11. Will any of the scoring drives take less time than the National Anthem – Yes (+100)
This might be my lock of the night. O/U on national anthem is 1:43. So many opportunities for drives under 1:43 at end of half, end of game, off a turnover. Love this bet.
12. Under 5.5 Catches for Brandin Cooks. (-105)
13. Under 77.5 yards for Brandin Cooks (-115)
If there is one thing Belichick always does it is take away your best WR. Tyreek Hill at 1 catch for 43 yards against the Patriots last week. He knows Cooks after he played for the Patriots and there is no way he lets Cooks go off.
14. Under 3.5 catches for Phillip Dorsett (-125)
Im not buying the Phil Dorsett hype. I mean look at these stats below and now that he has scored in 3 straight games someone may actually pay attention to him. He’s not going over on 3.5 catches.
15. Rams +3 (-120)
I’m doing it. Im going with the Rams. I know this will probably come back on me but there is something that I really like about this team. I think the can get pressure with 4 and that’s always been the recipe to beat the Patriots.
16. 13 Point Teaser (-125) – Stick with me on this one.
All we need on this one is for the game to fall in between 45 and 71 points and for the score to fall somewhere in between Patriots +10 and Rams +16. When you think about it, seems quite plausible. Only thing that worries me is that 45 number. I can see 24-21 game happening.
17. National Anthem Over 1:43 (-160)
In 1991 Gladys sang the National Anthem and when I listen to it I always get it lasting around 1:34 which would be 9 seconds under on the bet and I really wanted to go there. This is the Super Bowl though. Gladys is a performer. Gladys is a little older. Gladys make take a little more time in between notes to make sure she sounds good. Give me Gladys and the over.
18. Length of time of Brave – Under 4.5 Seconds (-110)
In 91 she sang the “Brave” part for 4 seconds. That was almost 30 years ago. Don’t think Gladys has it in her to carry the brave out for more than 4.5.
19. Coin Toss Tails (-102)
This one is simple. Vegas needs Tails to make money. I’ll root with Vegas and the whole never fails thing.
20. Will Gene Steratore get 1st replay call correct? Yes (-170)
Gene is one of the best to ever do it. I do miss the days of Mike Carey getting every single call wrong in the booth but that’s not how Gene operates. Great Italian guy from the Burgh doesn’t mess up.
21. Patriots -6.5 Alternate Line +150
Just a little if everything falls apart bet. Do I want the Patriots to win by a touchdown? No, but if they do you bet your ass I’ll be there to collect on it.
If you do not like any of these bets there are little 400 different prop bets out there right now. You don’t even have to like football to enjoy gambling on the Super Bowl. Have some fun with it. Good Luck to everyone.
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On today’s show, Pat conducts a State of the Podcast from a conference room inside of the hotel in Atlanta and opens up the floor for some questions. The guys discuss the many challenges they’re facing for their Super Bowl week content, Pat recaps his experience on Radio Row at Media day including the radio hits he did with Clay Travis (54:53-1:13:01) and Toucher & Rich from 98.5 in Boston (1:20:23-1:32:38). Pat and the guys also recap their different travel stories en route to Atlanta, get a surprise phone call from AQ Shipley for a quick conversation, check in on the weight loss challenge as it has become a two-horse race, plus Pat puts Gorman’s brain into a pretzel with one of his many illusions. Pat and the guys also discuss the Super Bowl a little bit and what they’re looking forward to, what some of the more interesting prop bets they’re looking at are, and ultimately who they think is going to win the game, and give a quick preview of where to find all of the different ways you can watch what they’re doing in Atlanta. It’s a fun one. Come and laugh with us, cheers.
My two players I’m throwing a little juice on to win Super Bowl MVP are Aaron Donald and Brandon Cooks. If the Rams have any shot at winning this thing their gonna have to get to Brady early and often. Aaron Donald can take over a game, maybe a throw in a forced fumble at a crucial point and hes gotta good shot at taking this thing.
My other pick is more of a dark horse, i only think Donald is a dark horse because hes a defensive player in what feels like a very offensive game. Brandon Cooks, he was lights out last year in the Super Bowl until he literally was lights out from a big hit. If he didn’t go down in that game, i think were talking about the Patriots looking to 3-peat on Sunday. Hes a game changer and hes going up against a team that got rid of him. He put up very good numbers against New Orleans 2 weeks ago, who also got rid of him. This guy seems to get better when the stage gets bigger and without Cooper Kupp available he should be Jared Goff’s top target this coming Sunday.
Im all in on these Rams, being a Dolphins fan i really have no other choice. Im doing the dumb thing and betting with my heart and not my head. I have Rams moneyline and i also added a few more prop bets. Im taking the under 9.5 on players who rush the ball and i went for the over 2.5 players who throw the ball. These Rams love to fake punt and let Johnny Hekker air it out for a first down. Both of these are decent value, hoping Pats score early and hammer Rams moneyline with a little more value. Hope y’all are enjoying Super Bowl week, only a few days left now. Make sure to check out what the lads are doing down in Atlanta on youtube and on Dazn.
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Tony Digs kicked off the prop talk with a blog on Monday and I’m here to throw a few more in your face as we inch closer to Sunday. Before you quit out of the browser cause you think all my props are about Brady, know I got a few more up my sleeve than just a Tom touchdown.
Brady TD in the Third Quarter – Yes +115
Lets get this out of the way. These Super Bowls can sometimes start a little awkwardly for the Patriots. With that being said, if they win the toss they’ll differ but if the Rams get the ball in the second half and score, Brady will answer right away. Might be the biggest lock of a prop I have on the board.
Sony Michel 1st Half TD +175
Michel to score the first touchdown is another prop I thought about but I like this one of him scoring in the first half. If we get the ball down inside the 5, we’ll give the ball to Sony at least twice and with the way our offensive line is pushing people around, I like the chance we score.
James White First half TD +275
Pairing the Michel prop with this prop is the smart move cause there is a chance they both score. If the ball is outside the 5 and we’re in the red zone, James White is in the game with the run pass threat. As everyone knows, Brady throws it to the back A LOT in the Super Bowl.
Philip Dorsett Touchdown +215
Philip Dorsett has had a touchdown in both of our playoff games this year. He’ll likely have a closer eye on him but in the red zone all eyes are on Gronk and Edelman.
Brandin Cooks under 5.5 catches -140
Tony also had this prop on his list so if you haven’t bet it yet, take it now. The Patriots will not let Cooks beat them. Gilmore is the best corner in the NFL this year and there’s no way he gets 6 catches.
Gerald Everett over 23.5 yards -115
Gerald Everett is a guy that will have to make plays if the Rams have any chance. I think he can get 23 yards in a catch so I like this over. Everett is the Rams Dorsett so a TD might be something to think about.
Largest Lead in The Game Under 14.5 points +100
If a team is leading by 14, I think both the Patriots and the Rams will do whatever it takes to score a touchdown. Neither coach is going to want to get down big and I expect this to be close to the end.
Longest Field Goal Over 47.5 yards -105
With Gostowski and Zuerlein being the two kickers, both are proven studs from deep. I think if there’s a field goal in the 47-55 range, it will be taken by either kicker, especially with the game being indoors.
Roughing the Passer Penalty +155
At some point I think one of these is called. I might be completely wrong, especially after the controversy in the AFC game, but I’m not not going to take this bet with Suh on the field.
This game has the makings for an overtime thriller. That, and we all get free wings thanks to BWW’s and Pat for a hell of a deal. Pats win in overtime is the ideal situation. Pats win in regulation, also not a terrible situation.
The Super Bowl is the Super Bowl of gambling (Trademark) so good luck picking the right props. Tony’s got mostly winners, I got mostly losers so we’ll meet in the middle.
On today’s show, Pat welcomes one of his white whales. Former Head Coach of the Indianapolis Colts and current Defensive Coordinator of the Chicago Bears, Chuck Pagano, finally joins the show. He and Pat chat about the adjustments he had to make during his time away from football, the season he was diagnosed with cancer and he dives deep into his process to recovery. They also reminisce on a couple of their seasons together, and Chuck looks ahead to all the weapons he’ll have on the Bears defense (2:52-35:37). Later, Pat and the guys discuss plans for what to expect once they get to Atlanta, and Pat teases some guests that may be stopping by. Pat also recaps his weekend in Phoenix for the WWE NXT Takeover preshow, playing golf with AQ Shipley and Foxy, and how he had perhaps the best steak on the west coast. The guys also recap the Pro Bowl and offer a few enhancements, discuss the final few moments left in the weight loss competition, and Pat details his near death experience driving to work. Today’s a good one. Come and laugh with us, cheers.
Adam Vinatieri aint ready to call it a career just yet, the future hall of famer and all time leading scorer will return for a 24th yes you read that correctly 24th year.
Its a great day for the brand and the Indianapolis Colts, more than anything he said he wants that fifth Super Bowl ring. With the way last season went for the Colts and the cap room available they could very well make a deep run into next years playoffs.
When asked about the signing Chris Ballard said that it was about way more than field goals and extra points when it came to bringing him back. Saying that it was more about his presence around the team and just how valuable he is to the young Colts squad. Ballard also credited how hard Vinatieri works to take care of his body and being a true pro for having the impact he has on this team. Vinatieri went 23-27 last year still keeping up a high field goal percentage.
His legacy will live on forever once he calls it quits so lets enjoy watching the GOAT of all kickers for as long as we still can. Heres hoping he gets his fifth Super Bowl and can ride off into the sunset as a champion. What a great day for the brand and the NFL hope y’all enjoy your weekend cheers.
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