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.
The Nati Boy’s break down the Matt Harvey/Devin Mesoraco trade between the Reds and Mets, and go off on a slight tangent about the night life scene in Cincinnati. Since we now have two “Batman’s” in the pitching rotation, our fantasy draft this week is of the best nicknames in sports. Enjoy the show!
It’s a downtime in the sports year for the Nati Boys with the Reds struggling, the Blue Jackets out of the playoffs and the Bengals season still several months away. We do our best to find some positives in the Reds season, like cheap tickets and specialty bobble head giveaways. We also talk a little more about the NFL draft and we mock the mock drafters and their lack of accuracy with their predictions. To wrap up the show we transition from sports misery to the misery of getting older as we do a fantasy draft of things we miss about being 17.
In a move that surprised absolutely nobody, the Reds have decided to move on from manager Bryan Price. The Nati Boys discuss the impact this move will have on the team and where we think the Reds will go from here. We also discuss the current state of the NBA and NHL playoffs. The Blue Jackets let the Capitals come back and tie the series after getting off to a 2-0 lead, which has Columbus fans starting to sweat. We wrap up the show with a fantasy draft of our favorite sports traditions and superstitions.
We’re keeping things local this week as the Nati Boys kick off the show by talking about the regular season successes of the UC and Xavier men’s basketball teams. Both schools won regular season conference championships and took home a plethora of team and individual accolades. In the NFL, the Bengals decided not to use their franchise tag this year and we discuss whether or not the team’s first free agent signing will have a big impact on the upcoming season. In baseball, the Reds are struggling to find their bats as spring training gets into full swing but there have been a few bright spots with some of the teams young, up-and-coming stars. To wrap up the show we have a fantasy draft of athletes who went on to noteworthy second careers outside of sports.
On this episode of The Nati Boys podcast, Jefe gets fired up about the Vontaze Burfict suspension (we talk a little sense into him), the Browns are still the laughing stock of the NFL, and Matthew Stafford has got a decent amount of money coming his way. We also give you our College Football Playoff final four predictions with games kicking of Thursday. Our fantasy draft on this episode is what we would blow our money on with our first purchases after we got our huge pro sports contract.
Did the Mayweather/McGregor fight save boxing? Did the Tigers/Yankees brawl save baseball? Can anything save the Cavs/Celtics trade? We discuss all of these questions and more on today’s episode of the Nati Boys. We also provide a Week 3 update from the NFL preseason and DB has a confession for the team. We wrap things up with a fantasy draft of sports crossovers we’d most like to see.