On Thursday's podcast, I began the show reacting to a picture of Tom Brady wearing a glove over his injured throwing hand at Patriots practice. You thought I was in panic mode then? Well, how do you think I reacted when -- in the middle of "Pic's Picks" -- I saw breaking news on twitter that showed Brady "did not participate" in that same practice session? I was lucky enough to see that news and react in real time (17:30). I eventually gave "Pic's Picks" for the AFC and NFC Championship games (24:50), and revealed my DraftKings "Gotta Have Em" play for Sunday (32:00). And I closed out the show with some thoughts on more drama between Isaiah Thomas and Paul Pierce (33:58), Claude Julien's video tribute at the Garden (37:54), the Red Sox making JD Martinez an offer that he probably will refuse (39:21), Roman Reigns accused of steroid use (43:29), and Daniel Bryan's possible in-ring return at the Royal Rumble (46:44).
On Monday's podcast, I reacted to the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs, including the New England Patriots' win over the Tennessee Titans. I also looked ahead to the AFC and NFC Championship games, and played an audio clip from a Jaguars player that explains why I don't think Jacksonville can win in New England.
On Thursday's podcast, I closed out the show with "Pic's Picks" for the NFL Divisional Round, and my DraftKings "Gotta Have Em" play for the weekend slate. Plus, I opened the show with a rant about all the controversial talk surrounding the New England Patriots, and explained why it's driving me crazy.
On Monday's podcast, I followed up with some more thoughts on ESPN's Patriots report by referencing a Jeff Goodman story over the weekend that uses LaVar Ball as its main source to show Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton has lost his team. That's not a good look for Seth Wickersham. Plus, I reacted to all of NFL Wild Card Weekend, and looked ahead to the Divisional Round. And I closed out the show with my thoughts on Kenny Omega's win over Chris Jericho at Wrestle Kingdom 12.
On a special Saturday-edition of the podcast, I reacted to the ESPN report that suspects the New England Patriots are coming undone from within. The author of the piece, Seth Wickersham, reports that there's a sense in Foxboro that this could be the last year together for this group. So I needed to jump in-studio on a Saturday to rant about how I believe this story is nothing more than an exaggeration of the facts.
On a special Wednesday edition of the podcast, I closed out the show with "Pic's Picks" for the the NFL Wild Card Round of the playoffs. Plus, I gave my DraftKings "Gotta Have Em" play for the four games this weekend. I also reacted to the rumors that Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia are leaving New England to become head coaches. And I opened the show by calling out Isaiah Thomas for trying to dictate the terms of his own video tribute when he returns to Boston.
We compiled the 12 best clips from the podcast in 2017, beginning with our reaction to the New England Patriots' Super Bowl comeback win, and ending with my thoughts on Giancarlo Stanton being traded to the New York Yankees, with some Bruins, Celtics, boxing, and WWE in between. Here's the exact playlist:
-INTRODUCTION: 0:00 - 3:47
-PATRIOTS WIN SUPER BOWL LI (Apologies for poor audio quality on this one, but we just couldn't leave it out): 3:47 - 8:15
-ADAM SCHEFTER CONSPIRACY THEORY: 8:16 - 9:43
-RAY ALLEN NOT INVITED TO CELTICS REUNION: 9:44 - 16:44
-TUUKKA RASK VS ANTON KHUDOBIN: 16:45 - 18:29
-THE KLIQ HELPED CREATE STONE COLD: 18:30 - 28:10
-FUCK DUSTIN PEDROIA: 28:11 - 36:04
-PODCASTING IS MY THERAPY: 36:05 - 38:21
-KYRIE IRVING TRADED TO BOSTON: 38:22 - 47:24
-MAYWEATHER/McGREGOR WILL HAVE REMATCH: 47:25 - 59:00
-RED SOX LOSE IN ALDS AGAIN: 59:01 - 1:17:03
-JIMMY GAROPPOLO TRADED TO 49ERS: 1:17:04 - 1:32:32
-GIANCARLO STANTON TRADED TO YANKEES: 1:32:33 - 1:43:32
On Thursday's podcast, I closed out the show with my DraftKings "Gotta Have Em" play for Sunday's slate (27:38) and "Pic's Picks" for Week 17 (31:10). Plus, I went over all of the possible clinching scenarios that still exist in the final week of the NFL's regular season (16:00). And I opened the show with reaction to the New England Patriots signing veteran linebacker James Harrison.
On a Tuesday-edition of the podcast, I reacted to all of Week 16 in the NFL, including the New England Patriots' win over the Buffalo Bills. Plus, I looked at the AFC and NFC playoff picture entering Week 17. And I closed out the show with some thoughts on the Gerrit Cole trade rumors, and why the Boston Red Sox need to get involved.
On Thursday's podcast, I opened the show with some last-minute shopping advice before Christmas. Plus, I gave my take on the reported "ban" that Bill Belichick placed on Tom Brady's personal trainer, Alex Guerrero (8:25). I also went over all of the NFL clinching scenarios for the upcoming weekend (35:20). And I closed out the show with my DraftKings "Gotta Have Em" play for Sunday's slate (45:23), and "Pic's Picks" for Week 16 (49:35).