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Scott Wright calls him Mitchell.

April 27th, 2017 · Comments

Scott Wright from Draft Countdown answers all of our tough questions. Questions like "Mitch or Mitchell?" Scott's got an interesting thought about why Mitch Trubisky has become Mitchell Trubisky. Max thinks that fans will change one letter in his name if he struggles regardless of whether it's Mitch or Mitchell. The most shocking part about all of it is that Cleveland is in control. They are LOADED in the draft not just this year, but next year, too. Max thinks Scott will begin writing about what the Browns will do at #1 next year as soon as this year's draft is over.

We go through Scott's mock draft. Scott's very high on Myles Garrett, calling him "a young Julius Peppers." Well then! Along with Leonard Fournette and O.J. Howard, there are some men among boys in this draft. Sorry, Bears fans. You're missing out on Garrett, but could wind up with Jamal Adams. Not a bad consolation, really. By the way, Scott's mock draft has Howard going at #8. Can you imagine Cam Newton having Howard, Greg Olsen, Devin Funchess, AND Kelvin Benjamin at his disposal? That is one physically imposing receiving corps.

We are amazed at how much inexperience is running through some draft rooms right now. San Francisco's John Lynch, Jacksonville's Tom Coughlin, even the Bears' Ryan Pace are really inexperienced in the board room.

Character issues probably aren't going to hurt Jabrill Peppers and Reuben Foster too much, but Gareon Conley is in for a slide. Remember La'el Collins? Collins was only mentioned in his ex's murder investigation, was found to be not connected in any way, and still couldn't get drafted. Conley's got a sexual assault allegation over his head the week of the draft.

As far as quarterbacks go, it will be Trubisky, Watson, then everyone else. Expect a QB run between the 25th and 50th picks.

Scott's been our draft guru from the beginning and there's nobody better.

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Lester Wiltfong, Jr: Drafting From the Carpool Lane

April 26th, 2017 · Comments

Lester Wiltfong, Jr. from Windy City Gridiron has your Bears draft news, but first, he's changed scenery. Gone are the days of being accosted by bums and listening to screaming children on the Metra. Lester joins us from the carpool lane where we can actually hear him and won't get interrupted by an unruly passenger's meth trip.

What are the Bears going to do in the draft? Lester thinks Ryan Pace wants a quarterback (Deshaun Watson, anybody?), but doesn't want to spend the third overall pick on one. We could see the Bears trade down from #3. If they go defense, do they go with Jamal Adams? Bartender likes him, but maybe he's not worth the #3 pick, either. Maybe they go with Jonathan Allen, arthritic shoulder and all. Lester hopes they don't go that route because of past problems drafting injured players.

Lester has his dream draft scenario, which you can read all about at Windy City Gridiron. It involves Myles Garrett, Pat Mahomes, and more. We also hear what Lester thinks of Deshone Kizer and his comments.

The Bears have been busy in free agency, too. Lester thinks the offense will be better, while the defense has better safety play. Lester is ever the optimist. Max thinks Bears fans will turn on the team by the second quarter of the season. Not the second quarter of a midseason game, no. The second quarter OF THE SEASON.

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The Four Horsemen of the NBA Ride Again

April 15th, 2017 · Comments

Since we had the honor of being guests on their show, we had them on ours, too. Cal "Gameface" Lee and Warren Shaw from The Baseline NBA Podcast help us preview the NBA Playoffs.

Catch The Baseline through 16WinsARing.com.

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Tab Bamford talks Stanley Cup Playoffs

April 12th, 2017 · Comments

It's been too long since Tab Bamford has been on the program, so we remedied that. We preview the Blackhawks-Predators series, as well as the rest of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Tab says that this isn't the same Nashville team that Chicago has faced before. Max thinks it's the same, whiny fanbase that can't fill its building.

If you have yet to do so, set some time aside to watch Connor McDavid play in the Edmonton-San Jose series. It will be well worth the insomnia and sleep deprivation. Pittsburgh-Columbus will also be a great series, but if you're getting sleep-deprived from that series, you need to look at other things in your life.

Tab is involved with a project called ¡Viva Baseball!, which is documenting the love of baseball in Latin America and how baseball is better for it.

Read Tab's work at Committed Indians, The Fourth Period, and ChicagoNow. (more...)

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Win money (maybe), thanks to Neil Greenberg

March 15th, 2017 · Comments

Neil Greenberg analyzes advanced sports statistics for the Fancy Stats blog from the Washington Post. The Washington Post is a far more reputable place to get your news than a certain website that we know. Neil knows his stuff and you can use his knowledge to win more money (maybe) with your tournament bracket than Steve in accounting will with his.

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Is Ben Affleck already done as Batman?

February 25th, 2017 · Comments

It was never really fair that Ben Affleck got as much crap as he did for accepting the role of Batman. Even though Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice was widely regarded as a steaming pile of dog poop, I think he's a better Dark Knight than George Clooney (Remember that? No? Good. Don't.) or Val Kilmer ever were. In fact, if he had had a better script in B v. S, we might even hold him in as high a regard as Michael Keaton.

All of that could be for naught, as Ian Casselberry wrote for The Comeback. He joined us to talk about his article, which is a fascinating read into the Batman saga. Ian was also good enough to give us his thoughts on Mike Ilitch and some Spring Training talk.

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Tony Cutillo on the NFL offseason - 2/14/17

February 22nd, 2017 · Comments

"The Godfather" Tony Cutillo is a busy man. He coaches. He writes for PhillyInfluencer.com, among other places. He gives us a solid 20 minutes of NFL goodness here.

Tony can't believe how Dan Quinn got off scot-free for another Super Bowl fourth quarter collapse against New England. Quinn let his defense get gassed while continuing to pass and running plays with 20 seconds left on the play clock. Meantime, closer to Philly, Tony says the Eagles still need TONS of help for Carson Wentz. Still, he's betting they go another direction, both in the draft and free agency.

Also, how the hell is Terrell Owens not a Hall-of-Famer? Who cares if he had baggage as a player? Randy Moss needed three luggage carts for all of his baggage as a player, and TO STILL had better numbers. Plus, that Super Bowl performance!

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#MTBshow - 2/14/17 - Full Show

February 21st, 2017 · Comments

James Dolan needs to either sell the Knicks/Rangers/Madison Square Garden/Cablevision or someone needs to inject him with enough horse tranquilizer that he can't move again. Again, don't kill him. That's a bit extreme. Just sedate him. Also in this episode:

1. Tony Cutillo from PhillyInfluencer.com helps us recap the Super Bowl and gets us caught up on the other big stories in the NFL.

2. Ian Casselberry from TheComeback.com tells us why he'll be amazed if we see Ben Affleck as Batman again.

3. We talk about Michael Jordan's #12 night.

4. Max tries to explain why the NHL has bye weeks to Craig to no avail before once again reminding everyone that the NHL is the worst-run league in sports.

5. We equate NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's meeting with Oakley, Dolan, and Jordan to an episode of Charlie's Angels.

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Paul M. Banks might be running for his life right now.

February 5th, 2017 · Comments

Long story short: Paul M. Banks is not a fan of the new regime.

 

He let his feelings known all over social media last week.

 

Paul is now running for his life.

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#MTBshow - 1/31/17 - Full Show

February 5th, 2017 · Comments

In this episode, we:

1. Wonder if Paul M. Banks is being tailed by the government

2. Talk about the game. YOU KNOW THE GAME....

3. Tell you about some important prop bets

4. Try to figure out how Fox Sports got to be run as scummy as Fox News

5. Try to bring peace between LeBron and Sir Charles

6. Learn all we can about New England's latest flavor of the week, Chris Hogan

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