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HoS: Marcus Thompson
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HoS: Marcus Thompson

Voice of the Bay Area on Pat McAfee paying Aaron Rodgers, Braves locker room leak, Shedeur Sanders
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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 

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