Five Questions Episode 43: The Curious Case of Colin Kaepernick

Colin-Kaepernick-Donald-Trump Shawn Hardie and Wes Upham discuss the NFL’s reaction to President Trump’s comments regarding Colin Kaepernick and #takeaknee (23:00 mark). They also discuss why NFL owners chose to “unite” with the players (30:30) and Shawn explains why he still watches the NFL and why boycotting specific teams makes more sense than the entire league (35:20). Beforehand, they brought back the Hater’s Call for Shawn after his Ravens got destroyed by Jacksonville (3:45) and briefly discussed the Carmelo Anthony trade (17:00).

Five Questions Episode 40: The DEFINITIVE 2017 NFL Preview

seveneighteen‘s Shawn Hardie (Ravens fan) is joined by Cousin D (Cowboys), Midtown Mo & Option A or B host Chris Canada (Seahawks) and community advocate Landon Dais (Jets) for the DEFINITIVE 2017 NFL preview. They discuss who will be the worst team in the NFL, which team with a losing record in 2016 can make the playoffs in 2017 (7:45 mark), which playoff team in 2016 can have a losing record in 2017 (17:10), who makes the playoffs (27:10) and who wins the conference title games and Super Bowl LII (42:20). They also discuss which current NFL coach (besides Bill Belichick) could replace their head coach (52:10)  and discuss some interesting player gambling props (1:01:45).

Five Questions | S1 E01: The DEFINITIVE 2016 NFL Season Preview

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Shawn Hardie previews the 2016 NFL season with Midtown Mo (Seahawks fan), Cousin D (Cowboys), Ali (Giants) and Cousin Zane (Lions). They discuss who will be the worst team in the league (4:30 mark), which crappy teams will bounce back (12:40), which 10+ win teams will wet the bed (22:50), who makes the playoffs (32:00) and who wins Super Bowl LI (43:35).

This Is It Podcast: The DEFINITIVE 2015 NFL Season Preview: AFC (Part 1)


The gang gets back together to preview the AFC East (3:20 mark) & AFC South (24:00) & Midtown Mo makes a bold prediction for one team (30:50). Crew: Strafe, Midtown Mo, Ali & Cousin D w/ special guests Cousin Zane & Patriots fan @DrMikeWill


Strafe’s NFL Picks for Week 6


I have a few rules when it comes to sports gambling.

Rule No. 1: “I WILL NOT LOSE.  When in doubt, take the points.”

Another rule is, “If you give me 20+ points in an NFL game, I’m taking the points.”

In Week 3, the Jacksonville Jaguars got 19.5 points against the Seahawks in Seattle. I took the 19.5. Of course, the Seahawks won by 28.

In Week 5, the Jaguars got 11.5 points against the Rams (the RAMS!!!). I took the 11.5. Of course, the Rams won by 14.

In Week 6, the Jags are getting anywhere between 26.5 and 28 points against the Broncos. I’m struggling with this line.

The case to pick Denver: They’re undefeated. Their average margin of victory is 18.2 points. Their point totals this season: 49, 41, 37, 52, 51. Meanwhile, the Jaguars are winless. Their average margin of defeat is 22.4 points. Their point totals this season: 2, 9, 17, 3, 20.

The case to pick Jacksonville: They’re an NFL team getting 26.5 points. And they’ve heard about it all week. Purely they must have some pride.

I am absolutely torn on this one… which means take the points… right?

We’ll see.

Here are the Week 6 picks.  (Home team in CAPS)

NY Giants (+7.5) over CHICAGO
I had Chicago until 8:29 PM EDT. Excellent flip-flop by me.

TAMPA BAY (+0.5) over Philadelphia
Nicke Foles on the road vs. Mike Glennon at home. Ugh. When in doubt…

MINNESOTA (-2.5) over Carolina
Win or lose, our prayers are with Adrian Peterson and his family.

Detroit (-2.5) over CLEVELAND
Like last week, I retain the right to switch this pick if Megatron is out.

BALTIMORE (+2.5) over Green Bay
The Patriots have the best home record in the NFL since ’08. Guess who’s No. 2?

HOUSTON (-7.5) over St. Louis
Matt Schaub has to get it together against the Rams… right?

Cincinnati (-7.5) over BUFFALO
Did you see Jeff Tuel last week? Thad Lewis was BEHIND HIM.

KANSAS CITY (-8.5) over Oakland
Very tempted to take 8.5 in a divisional game. But not in #ARROWHEAD.

Pittsburgh (+2.5) over NY JETS (UPSET SPECIAL)
If I have any chance of winning my Jets under 5.5 wins bet with @Harlem4Dais, I need (shuddering) a Steelers win. Sorry Raven Nation… this is business.

SEATTLE (-13.5) over Tennessee (LOCK OF THE WEEK)
Ryan Fitzpatrick on the road.

Jacksonville (+26.5) over DENVER
See Rule No. 1

New Orleans (+2.5) over NEW ENGLAND
New England 31, New Orleans 30

Arizona may have its issues… stopping the run is not one of them.

DALLAS (+5.5) over Washington
Dallas wins but not by much.

Last Week: 8-6
This Season: 32-45

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


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.