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Entries from September 2016

#MTB - September 20, 2016 - Full Show

September 23rd, 2016 · Comments

We recapped Eagles-Bears with Tony Cutillo, previewed Duke-Notre Dame with Todd Burlage, and hit the fantasy football waiver wire with Allie Fontana.

Also, we think it's pretty scummy that a guy can be a freelance worker for DraftKings, then be able to win a gigantic money pot from them. We also play old sports TV themes.
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How We Deal With Know-It-All Bar Guys

September 19th, 2016 · Comments

If you go out to watch games, you know this guy we're talking about. He's the guy sitting at one end of the bar, yelling at the TV over the play that just happened. He's either yelling with his friends or at anyone who will listen to his stupid views. He's "Know-It-All Bar Guy."

This is how we deal with this guy and how he's always (ALWAYS!) wrong.
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The best damn Michigan State/Notre Dame preview you’re going to hear this week.

September 15th, 2016 · Comments

This isn't just our usual brand of modest hubris. This really is the best damn Michigan State/Notre Dame preview you're going to hear this week. (South Bend media, feel free to take some notes on how do things... or just hire us.)

First, we're joined by Todd Burlage from The Elkhart Truth. The Irish are in "next man up" mode early in the season again due to injuries. Who's going to step into Shaun Crawford's place? Also, Josh Adams sure looks like he wants the rock and Torii Hunter, Jr. should be back for DeShone Kizer.

Then, the three of us are joined by the one and only Hondo Carpenter from SpartanNation.com. Hondo tells us that Sparty has been keeping things under wraps just so Notre Dame doesn't get tape of it. We think Mark Dantonio has had this game circled on the calendar for a while now. Same with Brian Kelly.

This game is going to be gooooooooooood.
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#MTB - September 13, 2016 - Full Show

September 15th, 2016 · Comments

A NEW #MTB RECORD OF 3:01:06. Grab your Bubba Mug. Fill it with your beverage of choice (we prefer Foster's, the official beer of Maximus & The Bartender!). Get comfy.

We recap the first weekend of NFL action. Can anyone tell us what the hell happened on Monday night? Both of those games sucked. No wonder ratings were down. Plus, we mention the fact that Joe West had a country album that no one ever bought. We would call it a FUN FACT, but Joe West would eject us from the game for it. Also, don't be the guy at the bar who wants to talk sports with us. Please.

We get the recap of Giants-Cowboys from Ed Valentine from BigBlueView.com. Dallas controlled the clock, but the Giants controlled the scoreboard. The revamped defense came up big, and man, that offense could be sick. Who knew that an offense run by a guy whose face is a meme during the season all year would control such a potent game plan?

Our Notre Dame/Michigan State preview is HUGE. First, Todd Burlage from Blue & Gold Illustrated joins us to preview things on the Irish side of the ball. Notre Dame once again finds themselves in "next guy up" mode due to injuries. Then, Todd stuck around as we were joined by the one and only Hondo Carpenter from SpartanNation.com. When we say this, we know we may be partial. However, the hour that we spent with those guys was one of the best hours of radio anyone's ever done.

Finally, the lovely Allie Fontana from TheFantasyFix.com recaps Week 1 in fantasy football with the return of Thrillers & Killers! Plus, we premiere a new segment with Allie. Trust us. You will win your fantasy week and season as long as you listen to Allie.
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Craig drafted Cam Newton before the fourth round. Allie Fontana was not pleased.

September 10th, 2016 · Comments

The title says it all, really. Trust us, hilarity ensues.

Find out who you should be starting in Week 1 from Allie Fontana of TheFantasyFix.com!
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Brian Kelly got outcoached in a big game again. Are we used to it yet?

September 10th, 2016 · Comments

Todd Burlage from Blue & Gold Illustrated helped us put a bow on the Notre Dame/Texas game.

If you really want to put a damper on your tailgate party, turn this up to 10.
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#MTB - September 6, 2016 - Full Show

September 8th, 2016 · Comments

Craig broke the cardinal rule of drafting a fantasy QB: NEVER draft them before the 4th round! But, he broke it on Cam Newton. That still didn't stop Allie from yelling at him.

Lester Wiltfong, Jr. from WindyCityGridiron.com talked to us from on board a Metra train. It's tradition, really. He tells us why the Bears cut all-time leading scorer in franchise history Robbie Gould. It didn't make us feel any better about it, but we get it. Also, Max thinks the Giants should get off their ass and sign him to get rid of Josh Brown, who is a scumbag.

Tony Cutillo from FantasySportsAddiction.com wasn't much a fan of Bartender drafting Cam early, but he is a fan of the Sam Bradford trade with the Eagles. A first-rounder and a conditional fourth-rounder that could turn into a second-rounder if the Vikings make the playoffs? You might understand why we think Tony's starting to warm up to Howie Roseman ever so slightly.

Todd Burlage from TheFanIndiana.com helped us put a bow on the Notre Dame/Texas game. At least the Irish have their QB situation figured out.

Finally, the aforementioned Allie Fontana from TheFantasyFix.com tells you who you should start this week because football is back!
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