Nati Boys #61: LeBron’s Final Destination

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We’ve got a LeBron heavy episode of the Nati Boys today, where we talk NBA Finals, NHL Finals and possible landing spots next  year for King James since he’ll be a free agent. Enjoy the show!

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Nati Boys #60: Nobody Cares

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The Reds are shaking things up as they’ve decided to move Homer Bailey to the bullpen and pull Jesse Winker out of the regular outfield rotation.  While the Nati Boys agree that Bailey to the ‘pen is a good move, the Winker decision has us scratching our heads.  We talk about the dream matchup we have this year in the NBA finals, and we provide a quick update on the NHL finals as well.  Mac let’s us all know that he’s been wearing the same pair of socks for the past 6 months, and in honor of the city of Cincinnati getting an MLS franchise we wrap up the show with a fantasy draft of things that we just don’t care about.

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Nati Boys #59: Bringing a ‘Ship to the Nati

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The Stanley Cup Finals is set with the Vegas Golden Knights lining up against the Washington Capitals. We talk NHL playoffs, NBA playoffs, and what we’d give up to bring a championship home to Cincinnati. Also, if you’re looking for a killer yardsale this weekend, Jefe has got you covered. Enjoy the show!

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Nati Boys #58: Wasting Time

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Are the Reds good again?  No.  But they certainly played well on the west coast, which has the Nati Boys excited about baseball again.  We discuss whether or not they’re starting to head in the right direction and speculate on the future of Scooter Gennett in light of the Robinson Cano suspension.  The NBA and NHL playoffs are both in their conference championship rounds, and we all take a little bit of joy in the fact that the Cavs find themselves in a 2-0 hole to the Celtics.  To wrap up the show, we give you a fantasy draft of our favorite ways to kill some time.

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Nati Boys #43: The Big Game

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The Nati Boys start the show off with a little NBA talk about whether LeBron is cursed, and the blockbuster Blake Griffin Trade. We also get you ready for the big NFL showdown between the Eagles and Patriots by previewing the game, giving our picks against the spread, and coming up with some fun prop bets for the game. Our fantasy draft this week is of alternative Super Bowl Half-time shows. Enjoy!

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Did Kevin Love Intentionally Break His Hand?

Poor Kevin Love can’t catch a break. That is until tonight, when he caught a rather unfortunate one. The Cavaliers announced that Love broke a bone in his hand during tonight’s game against the Pistons. The injury will sideline the Cavs’ Power Forward for 6-8 weeks. The often maligned Love has taken more than his fair share of criticism during his time in Cleveland, from media members and his own teammates. Just over a week ago Love left Cleveland’s lopsided loss against the Thunder early because of an illness, which also caused him to miss practice the next day. This did not sit well with his teammates though, and they held a contentious “players only” meeting the next day where they questioned the legitimacy of Love’s sudden sickness. I’m no lawyer, but I’m pretty sure that’s a HIPAA violation.

It wouldn’t surprise me one bit of Love wanted to get as far away from the Cavs as possible right now. Warranted or not, he’s often found himself on the wrong end of the finger pointing when things aren’t going well in Cleveland. He’s not happy about his role within the team and there’s no doubt that the news of the “players only” meeting making it to the public didn’t sit well with him. Given all that’s gone on, I’m actually pretty sure that Love did fake the illness last week. Which is why I’m 99% sure Love broke his hand on purpose tonight, for the sole purpose of getting a vacation away from his disgruntled teammates.

We’ve all been there. You’re having a shitty day at work, that obnoxious coworker of yours is making you watch his 100th Instagram video that week where he’s rambling on about this great new Chardonnay he discovered and everybody has been on your ass lately because productivity and morale around the office has been at an all time low. At that point, you’re looking for any way out you can find. You’re actually trying to will the filing cabinet to fall over on you as you walk by. After all, a torn ACL and a dislocated shoulder would be well worth the two months at home on short term disability. Or maybe the light overhead could come crashing down on you. A few stitches and a concussion are a small price to pay for a little R&R and some workers’ comp. The difference between you and Kevin Love is you don’t ever have the guts to go through with it. You just hang your head low and walk back to your desk as you slowly die inside.

The one mistake Love made here is breaking his hand. If I’m going to be sidelined for a month and a half, you know damn well I’m spending the majority of that time on my couch playing Playstation. Hell I might even suffer a “setback” or two so I can make it through another season of Madden or try and make it to the next prestige level in Call of Duty. But Love’s not going to be playing many video games with a broken hand, so I’m not sure how the hell he’s going to pass the time. I can tell you one thing he won’t be doing though, and that’s following along with Lebron’s Instagram stories. Sheeeesh.

Nati Boys #42: Skills Challenge

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The Nati Boys congratulate Lebron James for congratulating himself on a huge milestone.  While Lebron was busy tooting his own horn, his Cavs have been struggling recently and everyone is putting the blame on poor Kevin Love.  We discuss the upcoming NBA All Star Game player draft and the questionable decision not to televise it.  We question Duke’s recruiting tactics and talk about the recent comments from NFL draft-hopefuls Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen.  We recap the NFL conference championship games and wrap up the show with a fantasy draft of events we’d like to see at the upcoming NFL skills competition.

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