Ho ho ho and welcome to a special Christmas edition of Wake Up With Whitty. We’re in the part of the sports year where the NHL and NBA seasons are starting to pick up, there’s an obscure bowl game on TV every single day and we’re getting the weird Saturday evening NFL games. Yesterday we had a small Christmas miracle in Cincinnati when the Bengals beat a Lions team that had playoff aspirations heading into the weekend. The Negative Nancies will point out the fact that the Bengals only managed to hurt their draft position by winning, which may be true, but I’d still rather see a win than a loss any day. Call me old fashioned.
With the holidays in full swing, what better time than now to start a new Christmas tradition? You’ve got your family gathered together as you unwrap presents beneath the glow of the tree while listening to crackle of the fire coming from the Yule Log app on your TV. Sure, you could have made a real fire but who wants to go through that hassle? Plus your stockings have all been hung by the chimney, presumably with care, and that’s a fire hazard, so Netflix will have to do. So what better way to keep up the festive atmosphere than by reading some random blogger’s thoughts on a few obscure sports topics? Gather up the fam and check out the latest edition of Wake Up With Whitty!
On today’s episode of the Nati Boys podcast, we discuss AJ Green’s recent fight with Jalen Ramsey, as well as a couple other fights that went on in the NFL this past weekend. There were also some interesting comments made by Miko Grimes about Derek Carr, and Deion Sanders has beef with Tony Romo. We all feel bad for Lamar Odom, who was recently seen slumped over in a club, and we pay respects to Roy Halladay who tragically passed away this week. We end the show with our fantasy draft of 30 for 30 films we’d love to see made. Enjoy the show!
We saw some fairly big names change teams at this year’s NFL trade deadline but the biggest story of the week may have been the one trade that didn’t get made, thanks in large part to the Browns inability to use email properly. The Nati Boys discuss that plus some notable injuries in the NFL. We also give the latest update on Zeke’s suspension, and we give you our Week 9 NFL picks. We all take a little bit of joy in the Cavs’ early season struggles, and Draymond is up to his old tricks as he finds himself in yet another scuffle on the court. We play a little choose your own adventure with Game 7 of the World Series and we wrap up the show with a fantasy draft of our favorite candies in honor of Halloween earlier this week.
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.
Hello and welcome to another edition of Wake Up With Whitty. It’s October and the NHL season is finally here. The Blue Jackets looked sharp in their season-opening 5-0 victory over the Islanders. As an unbiased observer (fan) I honestly cannot envision a scenario where the Jackets don’t go 82-0 (Editor’s Note: 81-1-0) and then sweep their way to a Stanley Cup championship. I know it was only one game, but I’ve seen enough to say that I can’t see anyone beating this team (Editor’s Note: Again.). It was also great seeing the Penguins on the wrong side of a 10-1 ass kicking. I don’t usually care for the Blackhawks, but anyone that embarrasses the Pens like that is okay in my book. Let’s just hope they got it all out of their systems for tonight. Continue reading →
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.