As absurd as the NFL’s new “Squishing the Passer” rule has been, there are other rules in sports history which were equally insane. Andy Pollin sizes up the Redskins 2-1 start. How many countries are downloading this podcast? The feds are ready to crack down on airlines’ inhuman seat sizes.
Everybody loves high scoring, high-flying, throw it all over the field football. Problem is, the NFL is now like a heroin junkie, willing to do anything to support their addiction. In particular, instituting a viscerally hated rule that continues to enrage fans. Week 3 NFL roundup. Tiger Woods wins Tour Championship.
NFL Week #3 with You Are Looking Live! Paul Charchian from Fanball.com talks about the crazy trades being made for Josh Gordon now that he’s a Patriot! “Big Man on Campus” has Alabama and Notre Dame on “Upset Alert” along with fake fair catches, and botched coin flips. Mr. X explains when it makes sense to “buy off” the half point. Packers Hall of Famer Al Treml, the former film coordinator for Vince Lombardi.
The Pittsburgh Steelers rarely have down years – hell, just TWO losing seasons in 25 years! – but Notorious J-A-Y says they are heading for just that this year. Mike Tomlin is a tough-talking coach, who has totally lost control of the team. We also get answers to some of my club questions, talk Bert and Ernie (not that there’s anything wrong with it!) recap GGG fight and more!
So many questions… so many. This is what happens when a middle-aged white dude wanders into one of Vegas’ so-called “hottest” night clubs. An ear splitting headache, and fascination at what the “club scene” is all about. Antonio Brown is clearly unhappy, but not man enough to admit it. Drew Olson from the Big 920 in Milwaukee discusses with me the merits of paying NFL HOF’ers a salary, and giving them lifetime health care.
The brutal home crowd for the Redskins opener, and are these fans ever going to “come back” to FedEx Field? Busy Monday in the NFL, as Josh Gordon is a Patriot and a couple of kickers get tossed voted off the island. Andy Pollin joins me to re-cap Skins loss to Colts, why Jay Gruden is so painfully honest.
The Packers-Vikings game was un-acceptable on multiple levels. To begin, “the horseshit roughing call to decide a game” has already come home in just Week 2. Blame it on the league’s over-reaction to Anthony Barr on Aaron Rodgers a year ago. Oh, the irony. Furthermore, the NFL remains the only major pro or college sport in America that not only accepts TIES, but actually changed two rules which has induced even MORE of them. Lunacy. My reaction to this game, the Redskins laying an egg at home to the Colts, the state of the “broken” relationship between the Skins and the fan base, more NFL Week 2, blackjack, GGG v. Canelo 2, #fademurray, Weather Channel “flop.” LIVE (sorta) from my hotel room in Vegas before a red-eye home!
Get your fix, with 5 different segments of football juicyness! 1) You Are Looking Live! (w/special guest Scott Linn) 2) “Big Man on Campus” – A college football roundup and preview. 3) Gambling Degentleman “Mr. X” 4) Best-selling author Jeff Pearlman with his book “Football for A Buck” on the USFL. 5) NFL Agent Joe Panos on how nerve wracking the end of August is for players and agents.
I had been wanting my boy “Cowboy Mike” to come on the show/podcast for some time now, as his takes on his beloved blue stars are always spot on, informed, and full of venom when they lose. But he was always a bit stage shy. So what the hell, I secretly taped him and begged for permission! He lights up Jason Garrett and Co. Notorious J-A-Y is the guest double-header today, as he’ll weigh in the GGG fight as well as Dustin Johnson’s instagram drama and Week 1 in the NFL.
The Redskins will admit their first sell-out “L” in over 50 years on Sunday. What it means, and why I think it’s a good thing. Drew Olson still doesn’t understand that the Packers should be ashamed of their backup QB situation. What is “The Red Zone” exactly. MNF announce crew reviews. Jalen Ramsey triggers hockey players.
The Kapernick ad by Nike is a conflicted mess on several levels. I try to dig through it and untangle the themes. Andy Pollin joins me and we talk Redskins, Adrian Peterson, TV innovations and more. All while laughing at the Jets lay the wood to the Lions on MNF1! Dez Bryant. Kirk. The Green Zone. VanPeltCenter. Tony Bruno. And more….
One moment Aaron Rodgers is riding a cart into the lockeroom with tears in his eyes, his season presumably over. The next moment, he’s returned to the field with less than 5% chance of winning, and cuts out the Bears hearts. I was wrong, then right, and the Bears pulled an epic choke. More Week 1 NFL. Skins dominate. Scott Linn’s amazing “push” call. Yeti mic troubles. Serena meltdown and my thoughts on basic sportsmanship.
There are few things in life more glorious than a fall Friday, when you know a whole weekend of exciting football is in your future. Starting even perhaps, with your local high school tonight. Running into college on Saturday, then the big boys on Sunday. If you are a Premium Subscriber to the CzabeCast I hope you enjoy today’s special podcast. We serve football “5 Ways” in the form of 1) You Are Looking Live 2) Charch on Fantasy 3) Dennis Dodd on College 4) Mr. X on Gambling 5) Kevin Sheehan on the Redskins. And we’ll do it again next week, with a new special guest, and more voices from the world of the college game. Mr. X and Charch will be regulars, and of course we’ll always begin with a rousing “Y.A.L.L.”
And this season looks like it’s a blockbuster. In fact, if you told me I had to pick between the 2018 NFL season, and the concluding 8th season of Game of Thrones, I wouldn’t blink. NFL. With new blood coming in, and the old guard hanging on, this year is going to have some bonkers storylines. Notorious J-A-Y joins me to discuss all the NFL changes for 2018. He’ll express his disgust for Le’Veon Bell and explain why it “goes down” in Baltimore after midnight.
Oh, how I would love to be dead wrong…. but my number for this year’s team is not optimistic. A 6-10 year, with more things going wrong, than right. I explain why I think the organization has bet on too many 50/50 decisions falling in the right direction. Drew Olson of the Big 920 joins me, to talk Kapernick, burned shoes, sideline reporting, and more. Plus, the fishmarket, meets Sesame Street.