It’s everyone’s favorite day of the year: The day that I order a Jersey Mike’s party sub (well, they call it a box of subs) and fail miserably in eating it. I’m not a big excuse guy, but this is my third attempt and the first two were unsuccessful. Last year my New Year’s Day was spent tending to a toddler with a fever and the poor decision of ordering roast beef on a portion of the subs. You never realize how dry roast beef is until you’re trying to eat five feet of sub with it. The first year I wasn’t as fat as I am now, so again, not my fault. I’ve done everything in my power to change that for 2019, so things are looking pretty favorable.
While I’m embarking on the journey of 5-feet of delicious sandwich, there’s a lot to watch on TV. Personally, I think it’s bullshit that we have to wait until noon for the sports day to start but I guess all of the people who have lives are hungover and need the sleep and time to recover before things get started. Luckily, you have this to read until the Outback Bowl kicks off at 12:00 PM EST. Continue reading →
Welcome to a special Sunday edition of Wake Up With Whitty. Yesterday was a huge day for college football as two top 4 teams fell, and several over top 25 schools were upset by unranked opponents. I could be a little biased, but we may have witnessed the Game of the Year last night in Ohio State’s comeback victory over Penn State. They didn’t look great last night at times (especially in the uniform department), but JT Barrett and the Buckeyes pulled it off. It’s been a wild past 16 hours, so that’s my excuse if this week’s Wake Up With Whitty sucks.
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.