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Podcast: DITCOW 2021 NFL Draft Preview w/ Ron in NJ (04-28-2021)

April 28th, 2021 · Comments


Ron in NJ returns for our annual DITCOW NFL Draft Preview show.  There is high drama surrounding the top three picks in the draft, with many rumblings about the 49ers trading up to the 3rd overall pick with the unusual choice of picking Mac Jones at QB from Alabama.  Could that be an overpay by the Niners and what would be their other choices?  Plus the other big QBs in our draft, with the clear-cut #1 projected pick of Trever Lawrence out of Clemson likely going to Jacksonville.  We chat some other big prospects like Zach Wilson, QB out of BYU, and Trey Lance, QB out of North Dakota St. (FCS).  It also looks like a big year for Wide Receiver prospects like Jaylen Waddle and Devonta Smith both from Alabama.  Ron gets into a number of big prospects such at Kyle Pitts (TE), Penei Sewell (OL), Patrick Surtain II (CB), and many more.  Lastly, Ron and Dave present their mock draft for the first round and other predictions for this year's draft in Cleveland, OH.

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Podcast: Super Bowl Week 2021 Part II - Super Bowl LV Prop Bets (02-04-21)

February 14th, 2021 · Comments


It's our annual DITCOW tradition of Super Bowl Prop Bets with our long time Prop Bet hosts Kevin on the Cape and Tom in VA.  Both of them discuss a very different kind of Super Bowl and the props that go with it.  Fewer fans, fewer media events, but still, just as many fun game props and wacky bets to predict for the big game.   We cover our favorite props of the year, such as coin flip, anthem, and gatorade.  Plus - we present our "Top 5 Dumbest Prop Bets"  for this year's Super Bowl.

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Podcast: Super Bowl Week 2021 Part I - Chiefs/Bucs Preview (02-03-21)

February 3rd, 2021 · Comments


Our Football Picks Crew of John, Ron, and Andy join Dave to discuss the Super Bowl LV matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  Tom Brady enters his 10th Super Bowl at 43 years old while Patrick Mahomes enters his second Super Bowl at 25 years old.  It's a great matchup of youth vs experience, of offense vs slightly better defense, and of two coaches who have been there before: both the Bucs' Bruce Arians and the Chiefs' Andy Reid.   We look at what the keys are for each team to win and whether Tampa Bay can pull the upset.  Later we offer our score predictions and dig into some game-related Prop Bets near the end of the show.

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Podcast: 2020 NFL Divisional Round Preview (01-13-21)

January 13th, 2021 · Comments


John, Ron, Dave, and possibly Andy return to the show to recap a truly Super Wild Card Weekend in the NFL and a dominant performance by Alabama in the CFP National Championship against Ohio State.  The guys look at the latest jewel in Nick Saban's hand full of rings in Tuscaloosa, plus Heisman Winner Devonta Smith's amazing first half performance.   Later, we make our picks for the Divisional Round which include the surprising berth of the Cleveland Browns after their shocker in Pittsburgh at the Kansas City Chiefs off a bye.  The Rams go to Green Bay to play the Packers with Jared Goff's thumb in very uncertain condition.  Lamar Jackson finally gets over the playoff win hump and takes his Ravens to Buffalo to host the seemingly determined Josh Allen and the Bills.   In New Orleans, it's a showdown of aged QB legends Tom Brady and Drew Brees as the Bucs try to upset the Saints.   The guys have all the scenarios and more from the NFL playoffs as we roll into another big football weekend.

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Podcast: 2020 NFL Wild Card Preview, CFP Championship, RQ’s (01-06-21)

January 7th, 2021 · Comments


John and Dave, recap the NFL and College Action over the holidays, which include an exciting Week 17 and the College Bowls.   We also preview the NFL's Wild Card weekend featuring the new 14 team playoff system and 12 wild card teams, up from the previous 10 wild card teams in past years.  What will the expanded playoff round bring as far as juice and potential upsets?  Can the Bills win their first playoff game since the mid-90s?  Will the Saints be able to take care of business against a beaten down Chicago Bears?   Can the Steelers beat the Browns after Cleveland faces more COVID adversity?  Later, we preview the huge College Football National Championship between #1 Alabama and #3 Ohio State.  Ohio State makes the title round after a shocking upset of Clemson in the semifinal, and Alabama tries to keep their perfect season alive following their WR Devonta Smith's Heisman victory on Tuesday.  All this and more on our January Football Special with some sprinkled in Random Questions.

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Football Picks 2020: Week 15 Results, Final Standings

December 20th, 2020 · Comments

Folks, we have our champion!  Dave holds off Ron and John with a 2-1-1 week to win the 2020 Football Picks Season Contest, but John had a tremendous rally to come within a point of Dave.  Quite a finish.  Complete Results. (more...)

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Podcast: Football Picks 2020 Week 15 / Christmastime in the City (12-16-2020)

December 16th, 2020 · Comments


It's our DITCOW Season Finale and our Football Picks Finale for 2020.  John in Orlando joins us as our Week 15 guest picker as we recap arguably the best NFL game of the year so far between the Ravens and Browns.  Lamar Jackson comes out of the tunnel after an apparent injury and leads the Ravens to a comeback win in an otherwise back-and-forth meeting with Cleveland.  More ridiculous bad beats blow covers for teams in the NFL schedule, the Eagles shock the Saints with Jalen Hurts' first start, and more action from both NFL and the College Slate.  LSU upsets Florida out of nowhere to blow up their playoff chances, games are cancelled in various conferences in part to aid the path for the top teams in the sport, and USC outlasts UCLA in a great game featuring a bad beat of their own.  We look ahead to the Week 15 football action which includes a fantastic Saturday chock full of Conference Championships and an NFL Doubleheader.  Later we look at who to watch for in the NFL playoff chases, make our picks, and reflect on a very different holiday season within a pandemic.

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Football Picks 2020: Week 15

December 16th, 2020 · Comments

It's our final week of picks in the season-long Football Picks Contest.  With three people within five points of each other at the top, Ron, John, and Dave all have a shot at first place while Andy tries to salvage with a good Week 15.  Here come our best bets from the NFL and NCAA.  John in Orlando (YOTS) is our guest picker.  Complete Picks. (more...)

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Football Picks 2020: Week 14 Results

December 14th, 2020 · Comments

John makes a HUGE leap up to second place with a perfect 4-0 sweep if Week 14 picks.  That puts both him and Dave just three points behind Ron going into the final week of our contest.  Another terrific week for the panel overall.  Complete Results. (more...)

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Podcast: Football Picks 2020 Week 14 (12-09-2020)

December 9th, 2020 · Comments


Chris in Syracuse is our guest picker as Ron, John, and Dave break down the miracle comeback loss for the Jets as they keep their #1 draft pic hopes alive in a dubious finish against the Raiders.  Carr throws a touchdown pass to Henry Ruggs to also keep the Raiders playoff hopes alive.  We cover that and many other wacky endings in a wild, wild NFL Witching Hour last weekend.  Later we dig into the absurdity of the playoff rankings, the dearth of juice in College Football, a roundup of our panel's bad beats of the week, and the picks.   Ron, Dave, and John are separated by only 5 points in the season standings, and we see what each of them offer to close the gap or extend the lead.   Plus, we get Andy and Chris' picks as we head to the home stretch of the season.

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