Episode 11 – Two Minute Rants, Obituaries, Week 5 NFL Wrap-Up & NBA Preview

Episode 11 features Two Minute Rants where Langston Aron rants about the Raiders defense and Craig Aron rants about the feeling sorry for the NY Giants. Then the boys wrap-up Week 5 of the NFL and preview Thursday Night Football. Finally they close the podcast out with a preview of the NBA season by talking about trades and going through the ESPN Top 100 players list and the new All-Star Game format.

10 Thoughts on Week 5 NFL Games:

  1. Aaron Rodgers beats the Cowboys again.
  2. The Giants are done. They are 0-5. They have no receivers. OBJ is done for the rest of the season. They play Denver this week and Seattle next week. They are looking at at least 0-7. They should tank for Sam Darnold.
  3. The Raiders are in a tailspin. They have no Derrek Carr. Marshawn Lynch is not what he was billed to be. The defense is worse than anyone expected. They have lost three in a row and they made Baltimore look like the best offense in the NFL.
  4. Ben Rothlesberger threw five interceptions including two pick-sixes. Pittsburgh has the talent to turn things around. I just don’t know if they have discipline and mental toughness to play ball.
  5. Super Cam Newton is back. For the second week in a row, Cam was the best player on the field. If he keeps this up, Carolina is very dangerous.
  6. The Chiefs are going to challenge for 16-0 as long as everyone stays healthy. No one can stop their offense and their defense is above average. Alex Smith is playing like an MVP and Kareem Hunt is leading the league in rushing by a 143 yards.
  7. DeShaun Watson threw five touchdowns. He continues to rise to the occasion. While the Texans did not beat the Chiefs, they put up a big fight and  showed they can play with the best team in the NFL.
  8. Mike Pence’s political stunt ruined Peyton Manning’s statue ceremony in Indianapolis. I hope Trump’s golf-buddy gives him an ear-full.
  9. The Rams are not legit yet. They had a chance against the Seahawks; but they had five turnovers and didn’t look like the league’s best offense.
  10. The Buccaneers should have beaten the Patriots if they had a mediocre kicker. Doug Martin’s return makes them a legit team. The Buccaneers defensive line put a beating on Tom Brady.

10 Thoughts From the Bears v. Packers Game

This was an interesting match-up before it started. Chicago had been involved in the tight games with the Falcons and the Steelers. The Packers offensive line was missing its tackles and would be vulnerable against the Chicago front seven.

  1. Tony Romo was working this game. My first impression of his voice was it was weird
  2. Ty Montgomery getting hurt is a big blow to the Packers. They don’t really have another running back that scares me.
  3. Aaron Rodgers is too good. He is hands down the most talented quarterback in the league. He should have more Super Bowl wins/appearances if they could stay healthy
  4. Mike Glennon is a terrible quarterback. His turnovers destroyed any chance his team had to win the game or even make it a competitive game.
  5. The Bears offensive line is pretty good. It’s a shame Glennon is so bad.
  6. A 45 minute lightning storm probably caused half the people who were watching the game to go do something else; unless some on their fantasy team was playing (I had Devante Adams and the Packers kicker).
  7. Speaking of Devante Adams, the brutal hit he suffered was ridiculously unnecessary. Ironically he had a touchdown called back by a holding call on the previous play.
  8. All Jordy Nelson does is score touchdowns. He had two more on Thursday night.
  9. Jordan Howard is a tough hombre. He insisted on running tough in a blowout with a hurt shoulder. He is the kind of leader his teammates want to follow.
  10. I was really excited to see Tarik Cohen because he was doing some video game like things the first three weeks of the season. He didn’t do much at all.

Episode 8 – NFL Week 2 Wrap-Up

Langston Aron and Craig Aron break down Week 2 fantasy and NFL results for Week 2. They also bring back the Two Minute Rant. Craig Aron used the Two Minute Rant to do a victory lap for his teams. Langston Aron ranted about the Big Baller Brand.

10 Thoughts on the Raiders v. Titans Game:

I had a hard time picking this game. Both teams are up and coming. Tennessee just barely missed the playoffs last year. Oakland surprised everyone by winning twelve games last year. It would be very easy for both teams to take a step back.

  1. Raiders offense looks really good. The additions of Marshawn Lynch and Jarrod Cook only makes them look more dangerous.
  2. Raiders secondary still looked shaky. It was their Achilles heel last season and I am not certain they have improved.
  3. Marshawn Lynch looked good. He was quick and strong and making great cuts. The Raiders just have to keep him healthy and fresh for the entire season.
  4. Adoree Jackson (a favorite of the 1A Sports Blog) is going to be a formidable corner and kick returner for the Titans.
  5. The Raiders made an effort to get the ball to Amari Cooper. He rewarded them with a hard-fought touchdown. He also dropped a bunch of passes.
  6. Marcus Marriotta is a legit NFL quarterback. He made some great throws and he ran for a touchdown.
  7. For the first time since 2001, the Raiders do not have Sebastian Janikowski on the roster. They put him on IR Sunday morning.
  8. There was a 2:1 ratio of touches for Demarco Murray and Derrick Henry. I guess Murray is the premier back for now.
  9. Delanie Walker should be in the Top 5 tight end discussion. His seven catches for seventy-six yards lead the Titans receivers.
  10. Rashard Matthews is Marriotta’s go to guy with five catches for seventy-one yeards.

Episode 5 – Message to Dodger Fans, Fantasy Draft Results and NFL Divisional Predictions

In Episode 5, Langston Aron and Craig Aron discuss their fantasy draft in the No Fun League fantasy football league. Craig Aron makes an impassioned case for Dodger fans not to lose their mind with the current losing streak. Finally the Arons make predictions for divisional winners in the NFL.