Matt and Chris are brothers, New York natives and avid sports fans. Growing up in the suburbs, they spent most of their time outside dreaming of the day they would realize their sports dreams. Throwing a touchdown pass, hitting a walk off homer, draining a 3 point shot at the buzzer or whaling a slap shot top shelf in OT.
Although Matt and Chris’ athletic careers never made it past high school, they’ve climbed the ladder and raised the bar as professional couch GMs… that no one listens to. But now, it’s time for their voices to be heard.
Matt, Chris and Nick address the fact that Brian Cashman must be listening. In addition to resigning DJ LeMahieu, the Yankees sign Corey Kluber. Did Uncle Steven force the Yanks hand? As the New York baseball teams make big moves, the Red Sox stay put and hope to rebuild as Chaim Bloom did many times in Tampa. While Chris and Nick discuss recent baseball history, Matt offers to sell his fanship for a price of course.
Then the gang gets right into the NFL Divisional Round. It seems the bye week served the Packers well, as Rodgers passes for almost 300 yards and the Packers backfield adds an additional 180+ yards on the ground. Aaron Rodgers gets his wish as the Super Bowl runs through Lambeau.
After that, we get into the game we live streamed on Facebook. For those of you who joined, Thank you!!! The wagons were circled in Buffalo once again. The Bills defense and the wind stifles Lamar Jackson and the Ravens offense holding them to only 3 points. While the Bills D gets a touchdown of their own. Chris feels vindicated that Lamar, although a great playmaker, is not a great QB. There’s only one person who had a worse game, debatably the best kicker in the NFL, Justin Tucker.
Although the Browns kept trying to give the game away, they are given the opportunity of a lifetime. Mahomes gets knocked out of the game in the 3rd quarter, the Browns pull within 5 points and get the ball back with 8:00 left in the game. One 1st down later and a punt, they never see the ball again. On 3rd and 14, Henne runs for 13 yards to make it a 4th and 1. The Chiefs elect to go for it, convert and ice the game. Now, will Mahomes be back in time for the AFC Championship game?
The game Roger was waiting for but apparently did not attend. Brady vs. Brees, a heavyweight matchup turned into a 1st round knockout. Brees looked all but washed up as Brady made timely throws and limited his mistakes. For the first time in his career, Brady will be advancing to the NFC Championship game. While the Saints have big questions to answer this offseason. Does Brees retire? If so, who replaces him?
Overall, unlike the Wildcard round, the gang is on a heater with their Divisional picks:
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