In the most recent episode of The Nati Boys Podcast, the Fantasy Draft was of their favorite professional sports jerseys. Make sure you listen to the podcast so you can hear our justification for the picks, and some honorable mentions not shown here. The pictures below are of each persons pick. Vote on twitter for who you think had the best overall draft!
On today’s episode of the Nati Boys Podcast, the guys talk some NFL football, including Marvin Lewis news, Wilforks retirement, and Tom Brady’s concussions. We touch on the Chris Pratt/Anna Faris split, before moving onto the Little League World Series, and some Reds talk. We end the episode with a Fantasy Draft of our favorite professional sports team jerseys.
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22. Les Horvath was Ohio State’s first Heisman Trophy winner, taking home the coveted award in 1944 after leading the Big 10 in rushing and total offense. Horvath was a jack of all trades, playing quarterback, halfback and safety for the Buckeyes. In addition to a Big 10 championship in 1944, he helped lead the Buckeyes to the school’s first national championship in 1942. Horvath’s number 22 was retired by the Buckeyes in 2001. Being the first Heisman Trophy winner at a school known for having more Heisman Trophies than any other. Hopefully the Buckeyes can add another to that list soon.
The Reds haven’t been too much fun to watch recently, what, with all of their losing. I’ll still flip on the games each night to see if we’ve got a shot at winning. In last nights game, Billy Hamilton and Adam Duvall both had some spectacular plays in the outfield within about 15 minutes of each other.
Billy’s wall climb didn’t seem 100% necessary to snag that ball, but at least it looked cool. Did you know that he was fast?
23. The Buckeyes have 23 bowl victories during their history. Technically they have 22 official victories, as the 2011 Sugar Bowl victory over Arkansas was vacated by the school, but since I saw the game myself on TV and witnessed the Ohio State victory, you can't convince me that it didn't happen (but stay tuned for tomorrow's Countdown to Kickoff where I talk about Ohio State's 22 official bowl victories). While that number doesn't rank anywhere at the top of the list of most bowl victories of all time, it's still an impressive stat. Their overall bowl record isn't as impressive, however, with 22/23 wins and 25 losses. Of the 23ish bowl victories, 7 came from the Rose Bowl (7-7 overall) and 2 have come in National Championship Games (2-2 overall). Getting to the big dance is great, but ultimately it doesn't mean anything if you don't come away with the victory. Luckily for the Buckeyes there are now two chances every season to add to their bowl victory total, thanks to the College Football Playoff. And this year they have an opportunity to add to their Rose Bowl and Championship Game totals, so it's win-win (hopefully).
SummerSlam is just two weeks away and man do we have a lot of rivalries being built over the last couple weeks. Most of the matches are set, but several of the opponents still have to be determined. Next week marks the final week before the August 20th pay per view; so expect the RAW and Smackdown to continue building matches for the event. This will be one of the biggest events of the year outside of WrestleMania. So what storylines were made clearer for us on this edition of the RAW Recap?
Today the guys discuss a minor league baseball hitting streak that came to a controversial end, we rejoice that football is finally (almost) back and we talk about how badly the Dolphins overpaid for Jay Cutler. Steph Curry is up to some new tricks on the golf course and Mac, DB and Jefe recap their visit down to Lexington for the Big 3 tournament. We wrap things up with a fantasy draft of things that we used to think we were cool back in our younger days.
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Ever since 37 year old Danny Almonte struck out every twelve-year-old on the planet, I doubt the LLWS would let another man-child sneak into the Preteen Summer Classic. Maybe the little dude is juicing? Do they even test for PEDs in the Little League World Series? If not, they should start.
RIP #3 on the white team. That was rough. This is the kind of shit that happens when you get thrown into your older brother’s game because they ran out of pitchers. Check that kid for stubble, because he just hit a grown man boom shot (Bombsauce, if you will).
On Sunday, Peachtree City’s Jayce Blalock did his best Aaron Judge impression and tested the universe’s limits as to how far a baseball can be hit. Are we dealing with a Rookie of the Year situation where Jayce got hurt, some tendons healed too tight and now he can’t help but hit the ball a country mile every time he steps up to the plate? We may never know, but I hope his team advances to Williamsport so we can see more of his moon shots.
24. Malik Hooker wore number 24 as a Buckeye in 2016. He came out of nowhere to lead the team in interceptions in his first year as a starter. His 7 picks tied him for 3rd in the nation, and he led the country with interceptions returned for a touchdown with 3, which was also a Buckeye single season and career record. Hooker also finished 3rd on the team in tackles with 74 as well, proving he was more than just a one trick pony. It's not going to be easy to replace Hooker this year, who was drafted by the Colts in the offseason. He was an incredibly talented player who could potentially have a long, successful NFL career.
25. The Buckeyes have finished within the top 5 of the AP Poll 25 times since its inception in 1936. 10 of those top 5 finishes have come in the past 15 seasons, the most in the nation during that span. The Buckeyes haven’t always been the best team in the country, but no team has been as consistently good as the Buckeyes in recent years. That’s only translated to two championships over that time, but Ohio State is poised to continue their success at least into the near future. With the current coaching staff and recent success on the recruiting trail, I’d bet my money that the Buckeyes add at least one or two championships in the next 5-10 years. Ohio State currently sits at number 2 in the preseason Coaches Poll. The AP preseason poll has yet to be released, but expect the Buckeyes to fall somewhere between 1 and 3. While the preseason polls are nice, they ultimately mean absolutely nothing. All that matters is where you are at the end of the season, and I fully expect the Buckeyes to finish at the top.