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This Is It | 11.6.13: The People vs. Jonathan Martin

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Strafe, Dr. J & @BrieVanessa discuss why the Ravens suck, why the Jets are good, why the Chiefs are underrated, why the Broncos are overrated and if Richie Incognito really bullied Jonathan Martin.

 

This Is It | 10.16.13: Same Old Sorry Ass Jets… & Giants

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The fellas discuss whether or not the Giants should just throw in the towel and tank the rest of the season. Later, Strafe calls Landon (@Harlem4Dais) for a very spirited Hater’s Call about the New York Jets (19 minute mark).

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This Is It | 10.9.13: Romo Being Romo (And The Falcons Stink)

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Strafe, Cousin D, Dr. J. Joe Sargent & Midtown Mo discuss if Tony Romo gets a bad rap (and if they would take Matt Schaub over him),  who will beat the Broncos first and recap their NFL predictions at the quarter-season mark. They also give a Hater’s Call to Falcons fan Carson after the Jets’ surprising win in Atlanta.

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SHOW SCHEDULE

00:00 –  Is the Tony Romo criticism fair?
11:00 –  Tony Romo vs. Matt Schaub and the Super Bowl effect on a QB
22:20 –  Who beats the Broncos first?
27:37 – The Atlanta Falcons are in trouble
35:45 – Hater’s Call: Carson (Falcons)
52:00 – Reviewing our NFL preseason predictions after the quarter mark

 

This Is It | 10.2.13: In Front of My Family, Dawg? (or, Poor Lane Kiffin)

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Strafe, McFly, Ness and Joe Sargent discuss Week 4 in the NFL, if Lane Kiffin’s firing was dirty and if the Jaguars are the worst NFL team they’ve ever seen.

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Mondays Suck | 9.30.13: An Apology To Cam Cameron

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Dear Cam,

For years, I looked at you as the biggest (if not sole) reason for the offensive woes of the Baltimore Ravens over the years, particularly when our All-Pro running back would get single-digit carries in a game. The calls for your head on social media would be loud and numerous… even when we won. They were even worse when we lost.

“Why won’t we run the ball?”
“Has anyone seen Ray Rice today? Because I haven’t.”
“#FireCamCameron”
“#CamMustGo”

Fans even signed petitions asking for your removal. Seriously, they did.

When you were fired after the loss to the Redskins last year, we rejoiced upon high. While the rest of the nation referred to it as a “panic move,” Raven Nation exhaled between Hallelujahs. And when we won Super Bowl XLVII with Jim Caldwell calling the plays many of us truly believed that, after years of knocking on the championship door, it was your removal that was literally the obstacle to glory.

That is, until yesterday, when I watched a game where the Ravens ran the ball all of once in the second half against the 27th ranked run defense in the NFL.

Once.

Last season, I would say to myself, “You know, maybe it’s not Cam’s fault that they abandon the run… maybe it’s the head… nah, it’s Cameron.”

Well, you’re not here anymore, so who do we blame now?

John Harbaugh is the head coach of the Baltimore Ravens. If John Harbaugh wants to run the ball, the Baltimore Ravens will run the ball. If John Harbaugh does not want to run the ball, the Baltimore Ravens will not run the ball, period.

So when I see us abandon the run under ANOTHER offensive coordinator, I have to look at the constant, and the constant sure isn’t you.

So, on behalf of many Ravens fans across the nation, I’d like to say, I’m sorry. Sorry for all the badmouthing we did about you over the years. It was unwarranted and undeserved.

Best of luck,
William

PS: Nice job putting up 41 points on Georgia on Saturday.

 

In other tidbits to give you something else to do on your Monday…

The Cleveland Browns may have been onto something after all.
When the Browns made the Trade of the Century two weeks ago, sending Trent Richardson to the Colts for a first-round pick, just about everyone accused the Browns of waving the white flag – and killed them for it. It was definitely a head-scratcher for me, because Richardson was their best player. But Richardson isn’t a quarterback, and you need one to compete in the NFL. I’m not going to say that Brian Hoyer is the answer at QB, but with two first-round picks in next year’s draft, they’ll at least have the ammo to try and get one.

The Vikings have one win… which is more than the Giants and the Steelers have COMBINED.
The Steelers have had a patchwork offensive line for years. After years of Ben Roethlisberger making it work with his ability to extend pays, it’s finally caught up to them. Combined with the old defense and the utter dislike Ben has for offensive coordinator Todd Haley, and the Steelers are in serious trouble. However, the Giants may be in worse shape. As Giants fan McFly said to me after their loss to the Chiefs (more on them later), “Bad teams find new ways to lose games every week, and now it looks like that’s what we’re doing.” Yes, the offensive line played terribly against Carolina, but that wasn’t the entire problem on Sunday. To use an oft-overused cliche, they’re just not firing on all cylinders. Although the team they lost to wasn’t exactly a pushover.

The Kansas City Chiefs are 4-0.
I said before the season started that they would win the AFC West. Now they’ve doubled their win total from last year and #ARROWHEAD, starved for winning football, is rocking again. For shits and giggles, here’s the rest of their schedule:

@ Tennessee
Oakland
Houston
Cleveland
@ Buffalo
@ Denver
San Diego
Denver
@ Washington
@ Oakland
Indianapolis
@ San Diego

They will be the favorite in at least nine of their final 12 games. Not saying they’ll win them all, but they can definitely get to 11 wins, and if they can get a split with Denver… well, don’t say I didn’t warn you earlier.

The Beer Exchange, Part 2

In Part 2 of The Beer Exchange (click here if you missed Part 1), we talked about the following…

  • The end of the Heat’s 27-game winning streak being correctly predicted by yours truly
  • Why the Dallas Cowboys play in Eli N. Manning Memorial Stadium, not Cowboys Stadium (or whatever it’s called now)
  • How the Colts could go 11-5 and yet somehow get murdered by the Jets (!!!)
  • Why I hate J.R. Smith
  • Mo’s actions when he thought the Heat would lose the championship
  • The Denver Nuggets and the frauds that they were
  • Manti Te’o and his… issues
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This Is It | 4.24.13: NBA Playoffs… and Poor Kerry Rhodes

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On this week’s show, Strafe, Midtown Mo, Streetz and Dr. J discuss the following…

  • The Knicks make Mo look silly for backing the Celtics in any capacity (1:00)… and the Lakers look like crap (2:00)
  • Are the playoffs merely a coronation for a Heat-Thunder Finals? Will there be notable series before then? (9:00)
  • Who will be the biggest first-round bust in this year’s draft? (30:45)
  • Will Manti Te’o go in the first round? (34:00)
  • The Kerry Rhodes sexual orientation situation and if this “Hollywood” dude has any credibility whatsoever (35:50)
  • The Cavaliers hire Mike Brown. Yes, THAT Mike Brown (51:50)

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This Is It | 2.6.13: I’m Going To Disney World!


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On this week’s show:

  • An audio history of Baltimore’s recent playoff failures (2008, 2009, 2011) and their road to the championship
  • An oral history of the Baltimore Ravens between their two Super Bowl wins by @WilliamHStrafe (read: Can I talk my sh!t again?!?) (6:00)
  • Strafe, @streetztalk, @315Ness & @MrGetItOnJones discuss momentum and if it really exists after the Super Bowl blackout (15:30)
  • @DrJayJack is gracious enough to accept the Hater’s Call after his 49ers came up short (25:20)
  • Is Joe Flacco an elite quarterback? Can you mention him in the same breath as the top guys? (41:00)
  • Why do certain guys (i.e., Chris Carter) get into the Hall of Fame before others (i.e., Charles Haley)? (58:35)
  • Strafe reads his Dumb Tweet of the Week (1:02:03)
  • Why seveneighteen stopped talking about the Los Angeles Purple & Gold Ribbon All-Stars (1:02:30)

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Super Bowl XLVII Picks From The “Non-Experts” (Read: You)

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By now, every “expert” on every three-, four- and five-letter network has given their “expert” opinion about who will win the Super Bowl and why.

But what about you? You’re just as much of an expert as anyone else, right?

We reached out a number of you and asked three simple questions:

  1. Who will win?
  2. What will the score be?
  3. Who will be the MVP?

Your answers are below. Thanks for participating, and enjoy the game.

PS: I’m picking the Ravens, 27-21. MVP? Joe Flacco

@MidtownMo

@iamBobCanada

@MikeTelly

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Score

34-28

23-20

21-7

MVP

Ray Lewis

Anquan Boldin

Frank Gore

@Lebrons_Legacy

@streetztalk

@JustBeenTested

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Score

27-24

27-21

17-10

MVP

Ray Lewis

Joe Flacco

Ray Lewis

@315Ness

@TheKidSkoob

@jaymarie3

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Score

28-21

31-29

35-21

MVP

Anquan Boldin

Ray Lewis

Joe Flacco

@DrJayJack

@kellenicole

@MrGetItOnJones

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Score

35-13

27-24

27-17

MVP

Colin Kaepernick

Ray Lewis

Michael Crabtree

@itsronnyg

@clawsoca

@BriePYT

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Score

27-23

27-24

43-38

MVP

Frank Gore

Frank Gore

Ray Lewis

This Is It | 1.30.12: Super Bowl Preview

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On this week’s show,  William H. Strafe is joined by StreetzDr. JNess, Midtown Mo & Nate (from Japan!) to discuss…

  • Who wins Super Bowl XLVII? Who’s the MVP? Final Score? (1:00 mark)
  • Is Ray Lewis juicing? Do we even care? What the hell is deer antler spray? (6:00)
  • How to bet the Super Bowl & the best prop bets to make (19:30)
  • The Rajon Rondo injury and how it affects the Eastern Conference playoff race (29:00)

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