Nati Boys #78: It’s Finally Fall

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This week the Nati Boys discuss Drew Brees surpassing Peyton Manning as the NFL’s all-time leading passer and we give our thoughts on the ALCS and NLCS match ups.  It’s also Bengals-Steelers week, but we’re all feeling surprisingly optimistic about the Bengals’ chances.  We wrap up the show with our weekly football picks and, in honor of fall weather finally arriving, our fantasy draft this week is of our favorite Halloween- and fall-themed movies.

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I’ve Never Been Self Conscious About My Voice Until Today

Today was just like any other Sunday. I had some chili brewing in the slow-cooker while I was waiting on the early NFL games to start and I was already trying to decide which wall to punch a hole through if the Bengals decided to break my heart. The topic of Patrick Mahomes’ voice came up in the Mac Household so I did a Google search to see what gems were out there on the internet with voice-mashups and funny antidotes about the breakout QB’s extremely unique voice.

Pretty normal, tame stuff. No harm, no foul. Then I came across this head-scratcher:  Continue reading

Panarin’s OT Winner Reminds Us How Much We’ll Miss Our Bread Man Next Season

Last night’s season opener for the Columbus Blue Jackets was a fight and shootout short of having everything fans go to games for. We had great goalie play accompanied by bone crushing hits from the muscle line of Josh Anderson, Brandon Dubinsky and Boooooooooooooooooone Jenner. We had speed out of the fourth line of Anthony Duclair, Riley Nash and Sonny Milano that showed the speed and skill of some organization’s first line. All around, it was great to get out of Detroit with two points to start the season with a backup goalie at the helm.

Maybe if there was a fight and shootout guaranteed, the fine people of Detroit would’ve actually come to the game. How do you call yourself Hockeytown and then have a sea of empty seats on Opening Night? Just doesn’t add up.

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Nati Boys #77: October Sports Are the Best Sports!

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On today’s episode of the Nati Boys podcast, we talk playoff baseball with some World Series predictions. Jackets hockey starts back up and we give you our season predictions, and follow that up with our football picks and a fantasy draft of things that are better with ice involved. Enjoy the show!

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Tennessee State’s Christion Abercombie Is Fighting for His Life After Saturday’s Emergency Brain Surgery, but the NCAA Is Worried About Their Precious Rules

Now that you’re here, I have something to say:

Fuck. The. NCAA.

If you haven’t heard, there was a very scary situation Saturday in Nashville during the Tennessee State-Vanderbilt game. Christion Abercrombie, a linebacker for Tennessee State suffered a life-threatening injury that required emergency surgery after collapsing and becoming unresponsive on the sideline. This wasn’t a case of a guy leading with his helmet or someone taking a cheap shot that resulted in a serious situation. In fact, that doesn’t even matter in any situation as serious as this. Human beings play the game of football, and regardless of the jersey they wear or how they hurt themselves, you never want to see someone’s life end prematurely because of the game they play. Now, with that said, I always thought it would’ve been kinda cool for Jefe to pull a Tim Krumrie in some Thursday night MACtion. Can you imagine the party we could’ve had at our house when he returned from the hospital with bolts in his leg? We would’ve played the injury on loop throughout the house on every TV so we knew why we were drinking and who we were drinking for. Jefe Palooza 2.0. I’ll tell ya about 1.0 someday.. when you’re ready.  Continue reading

Nati Boys #76: Rules Changes

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We start this show this week with a deep intellectual discussion on Kawhi Leonard’s bizarre laugh before diving head first into the Reds’ search for their next great manager.  We talk about the Bengals recent injury struggles and how we think it will impact the team in the upcoming games, and we give you our weekly football picks.  We wrap up the show with a fantasy draft of proposed rules changes that we think the NFL Rules Committee should consider at their next meeting.

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HOT TAKE ALERT: Sometimes Watching Losing Reds Baseball on TV is Better Than Competitive Baseball

Ok, hear me out. Yes, I would much rather the Reds be winning and in the conversation for all of the National League playoff spots that are up for grabs heading into the final weekend of the season. But the fact of the matter is that we haven’t had a single glimmer of hope that they’d be competing for the postseason since ehhh, let’s say early April. Some might argue sooner, but I’m an optimist.

When winning baseball is on TV, the broadcast is largely about the product on the field and focusing on every excruciating pitch as your team’s season hangs in the balance. When you’re the Reds, the folks in the booth have to find better, more interesting things to talk about as the Reds struggle to score runs throughout the month of September.  Continue reading