I’ve been sick this week, but thankfully the great Marcus Thompson is here to help me discuss both local and national sports topics of interest. I really enjoyed this ep, even if it nearly killed me.
Timestamps provided by the astute Sam Schuette:
Pat McAfee and Aaron Rodgers (2:55)
McAfee paying Rodgers millions to be on podcast
Is it scandalous or friends being friends?
If you could pay a million dollars to have any player on the pod, who would it be? (6:50)
The prospects of George Kittle, Tom Brady, and more
How much would it take to get Kevin Durant?
Marcus’ old regular pod with Draymond (13:00)
Bryce Harper-Orlando Arcia Incident (17:10)
How it resembles the Warriors-Jazz situation from six years ago
Why were the Phillies so angry?
Does the MLB regular season even matter? (22:50)
The randomness of the MLB playoffs
Is it a good product if the underdog has the same chance to win as the heavy favorite?
Colorado’s glamor (28:20)
Why Colorado’s environment resembles an NBA Finals game more than a CFB game
Shedeur Sanders’ watch situation
The Taylor Swift and Beyonce Sports Theories (42:15)
At home, does Marcus see evidence of Taylor Swift brining in NFL fans?
Why Beyonce would have to leave Jay-Z for an athlete to match Taylor Swift’s hype
The Rise of Brock Purdy (47:15)
How Brock Purdy hate fuels Bay Area radio
How much of his success should be attributed to him versus his surroundings?
Why his look makes people underrate him
Which teammates praise him the most?
Seeing athletes in person versus on TV (1:10:10)
What watching in person reveals about players like Trent Williams
NBA players look thinner in person
Do the Warriors miss being the center of attention against the Niners? (1:12:15)
Relishing the opportunity as an underdog
Why a 49ers Super Bowl would dominate the Bay