Wake Up With Whitty – 10/21/2017

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Wake Up With Whitty. It’s Bengals/Steelers weekend so keep your head on a swivel out there.  Burfict’s going to be out there taking heads off, and I’m sure Mike Mitchell will be doing Mike Mitchell things:

It’s going to be an ugly AFC North slugfest on Sunday.  Any time these two teams get together, there’s going to be fireworks, and you can guarantee that both teams’ fans will be bitching about how dirty the other team played.  In my experience, one of the two teams’ fans have been 100% justified in their complaints and the other team should quit whining because the one time that they actually did fall victim to a dirty play it helped them Steel a playoff victory.  I won’t say which team is which though because Wake Up With Whitty is a place of love and acceptance so we should all just put aside the hate for a moment.  Ok, moment’s over: I hate Pittsburgh.  Here’s Wake Up With Whitty:
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Nati Boys #28: Rivalries

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The NBA is back as the Nati Boys discuss Kyrie’s return to Cleveland.  He looked good in a losing effort but the big story of the game was Gordon Hayward’s nasty leg injury.  Tough break for the Celtics as he’s likely done for the season.  Rick Pitino’s exit at Louisville came quickly as he was officially terminated by the University.  He isn’t going down without a fight though, and his biggest supporter might be Dick Vitale (WARNING: flawless Dicky V impressions ahead!)  We discuss Mike Mitchell’s cheap shot on Alex Smith from the past weekend and we come to a consensus that Mike Mitchell is a dirty player.  Finally, in honor of the upcoming Bengals/Steelers matchup, we end the show with a fantasy draft of our favorite rivalries.

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Nati Boys #26: The AFC North is Bad and They Should Feel Bad

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The Nati Boys dive into the past weekend’s NCAA football action as we recap the Buckeyes victory over Maryland and UC’s loss to Central Florida.  Whitty takes some joy in the fact that Michigan and Oklahoma both lost to unranked  opponents, and we had ourselves some bonus MACtion as Western Michigan and Buffalo battled it out in a 7 OT thriller.  On Sunday the Bengals climbed within striking distance of first place in a weak AFC North with a sloppy victory over the Bills, while the Jets backed up their Twitter trash talk to the Browns by beating them in Cleveland to send them to 0-5 on the season.  The NHL season is finally underway as the Blue Jackets got off to a hot start on Friday before running into buzzsaw that is the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night.  Alexander Ovechkin is imposing his will on opposing teams as he started out the year with 7 goals in two games.  Finally, we wrap things up with Kenyon Martin’s comments on Jeremy Lin’s decision to wear dreadlocks, which we all agree, looks pretty terrible.

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Nati Boys #25: NFL Quarter-Season Awards

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It’s everyone’s favorite time of year!  We’ve hit the quarter-season mark in the NFL, which means it’s time for the Nati Boys to present their quarter-season NFL awards.  The guys also discuss Lavar Ball’s decision to pull his youngest son out of high school in order to home school him, and we reflect on the NBA’s changes to the All Star format.  We preview UC’s and OSU’s upcoming matchups, and we pick on the Browns a little bit for not being very good at football.  We give our upcoming NFL picks as Whitty tries to climb out of the cellar and gain some ground on the other guys.  Finally, in honor of OJ’s recent release, we wrap the show up with a fantasy draft of the first things we would do upon being released from prison.

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Nati Boys #24: Who’s on the Hot Seat?

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On today’s episode the Nati Boys podcast, we recap the Bengals victory over the shitty Browns, plus a few more NFL topics, including major injuries and the Patriots decade of dominance possibly being over.  We also talk about the NCAA football weekend, and Mac puts Butch Jones officially on the hot seat.  The NBA is almost back, and Lavar Ball is a man of the people.  We promise we don’t make any “Juice is loose” puns when talking about OJ Simpson being released, and we end the show with MLB, closing out the Reds season, and making some playoff predictions.  Enjoy the show!

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Nati Boys #23: Everyone Loves a Scandal

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On today’s episode the Nati Boys, the guys get scandalous talking about the recent indictments brought down by the FBI on a few different NCAA coaches and schools.  We also talk Harbaugh vs. Purdue’s visitors locker rooms, and the upcoming college football weekend for the Buckeyes and Bearcats.  Our NFL talk includes our picks against the spread, Brent Musburger dissin’ Tony Romo, and a San Diego restaurant giving away free tacos when the Chargers lose.  We wrap the show up with a fantasy draft of our favorite sports scandals.  Enjoy the show!

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Nati Boys #22: The Nati Boys Stick to Sports

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On today’s episode the Nati Boys “stick to sports” as we discuss some of the big story lines from around the NFL, including the growing number of National Anthem protests and the response that they’ve drawn from some high profile critics.  We recap the Bengals/Packers game as the Bengals offense got off to a promising start before falling flat in the second half, and we ponder what the not-so-distant future has in store for Andy Dalton and Marvin Lewis.  The Bengals have some company at the bottom though, as we’ve seen some pretty bad football through 3 weeks of the NFL season.  On the college football front, the Nati Boys discuss the Buckeyes and Bearcats games from Saturday and we touch on some of the exciting finishes we saw in the NCAA over the weekend.  We bid farewell to Bronson Arroyo who received a nice sendoff during the Reds final home series of the year, and we wrap up with some NBA trade talk as the New York Knicks have agreed to send Carmelo Anthony off to the Thunder to join up with Russell Westbrook and Paul George in Oklahoma City.

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Nati Boys #21: Just a Few Backups Looking to Become Starters

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The Nati Boys start the show off with some NBA talk, including KD being caught red-handed on Twitter, Kyrie not giving a shit what LeBron thinks, and the Lakers being piss poor, but rich.  Hockey is also back with pre-season games dropping the puck Tuesday night; we preview the CBJ season, and look forward to some sweet hockey fights.  We end the show talking football, with previews of the Buckeyes and Bearcats weekends, and then our NFL picks.  Our fantasy draft this week is of our favorite backups, inspired by AJ McCarron having the back of our starter, Andy Dalton.

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Nati Boys #20: Are The Bengals Bad At Football?

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We’ve got a football heavy episode today as we dive deep into the struggling Bengals and talk about whether or not the offensive coordinator change is enough to kick start this offense.  A lot went on during week 2 of the NFL, including Joe Thomas’s milestone, Antonio Gate’s record, Jay Cutler’s return to football and Jerry Jones’s attempt to block the commissioner’s contract extension.  On the college football side, we recap the Bearcats and Buckeyes victories, we’ve got some newcomers in the AP top 25, and we had a wild finish in the Florida/Tennessee game.  Finally, we wrap things up by confessing that the Nati Boys are a little bit more basic than you may have thought.

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Wake Up With Whitty – 9/16/2017

Oh, hello there. I didn’t see you come in. I was too busy reading last week’s Wake Up With Whitty. Look at me. So young and innocent. So vibrant and happy. So optimistic and full of enthusiasm. So ignorant and naive. A lot has happened since we last met. The Buckeyes were beaten by the Sooners. Baker Mayfield planted an Oklahoma flag right through my heart. The Bengals lost. Twice. People are calling for quarterback changes on both teams. The Reds were officially eliminated from playoff contention (we knew that was coming months ago, but it still stings when it becomes official). Now I sit here, dejected. Jaded. My spirit broken. I hate sports. Here’s Wake Up With Whitty:

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