Episode 66: Super Bowl Talk, PSU Basketball Falls in OT & Wrestling Continues Dominance

In this jam-packed episode, Andrew and Vince discuss the latest on the Eagles, the Super Bowl, and Nittany Lion athletics. How do we feel about the Eagles’ chances against the Chiefs? Where does Penn State basketball turn after an overtime loss to Wisconsin? Who is the Penn State football equivalent of Maverick from Top Gun? We discuss all this and more as the Super Bowl approaches. WE ARE!

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Andrew:

00:00:00.46 – 00:00:07.0 

 What’s up everybody Welcome back to the Nittany Blues podcast and a happy Super Bowl week to you vince how you doing my man

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Vince:

00:00:07.64 – 00:00:15.18 

 I’m doing great The eagles are back in the Super Bowl It’s been a five year hiatus and I’m ready to watch Miles Sanders go off in this game

Andrew:

00:00:15.19 – 00:00:22.93 

 That’s right Yeah Our resident Penn Stater in the Super Bowl once again So what kind of stats are gonna be looking for from Miles

Vince:

00:00:23.36 – 00:00:28.97 

 I want to see 100 yards and I touched down on the ground and in the air

Andrew:

00:00:28.98 – 00:00:47.87 

 All right yeah So you’re a little a little ambitious there I was thinking that 80 yards and a touchdown was like where I was where I was at with him because I think they’re gonna like spread the ball around a bit they’re gonna give like Kenny gain well some touches down near the goal line considering how hot he’s been and stuff which you know

Andrew:

00:00:48.06 – 00:01:00.47 

 and my my line of thinking is that if we’re distributing the ball to all these different running backs then things are going very well for the eagles So that’s you know just another reason why I want this to happen But yeah I can’t wait for the game

Vince:

00:01:00.48 – 00:01:13.96 

 Yeah that’s what I want to happen Whether it will happen or not that is to be determined Um I could see the game going different ways I think that um Jalen hurts might be airing it out a lot because

Vince:

00:01:14.27 – 00:01:40.94 

 the Chiefs have two rookie corners So you’re gonna have a J Brown and Devonta smith going against rookie corners that could create some really good opportunities for them to really feast and uh you know being a little bit of a shootout However at the same time I could see the eagles wanting to run the ball and keep Patrick Mahomes off of the field and keeping their defense rush fresh that way They can rotate pass rushers and really not get tired throughout the game So I could see it going that way

Vince:

00:01:41.16 – 00:01:59.07 

 As well And you know I saw a stat earlier that you know for Nick Sirianni he had like the most rushing touchdowns um coach without um like since like 2000 or something So he had eight rushing touchdowns in this season

Vince:

00:01:59.22 – 00:02:16.2 

 more than like the past like five post seasons combined or something for the eagles So that was kind of a unique stat and didn’t really think about it but kind of with the way the game played out the Giants not really not being able to score and then the 40 niners not being able to have a quarterback that could throw

Vince:

00:02:16.38 – 00:02:37.09 

 and kind of led to the eagles running the ball So I do think that some of it’s because of that but it will be interesting to see if you see more of a rushing attack to keep Patrick Mahomes off of the field or if Jalen hurts is co chair and saying hey I don’t care if we got to get 50 points like let’s go out and do it and you know put the ball through the air and

Andrew:

00:02:37.1 – 00:02:38.07 

 I’m

Vince:

00:02:38.07 – 00:02:41.69 

 really excited It like almost feels like I need to be pinched and

Vince:

00:02:41.88 – 00:03:11.43 

 that I’m dreaming like because it feels like it was too easy to get there just watching this year and this really this whole football season But the eagles have an opportunity to be one of three teams in NFL history to be 10 and one against teams with winning records and you know the other two I think were the 2002 and 2003 new England patriots So eagles can really get into some elite competition And I know everyone was saying like oh how weak their schedule was and

Vince:

00:03:11.61 – 00:03:16.38 

 and things of that nature but you know beating winning teams like

Andrew:

00:03:17.29 – 00:03:18.41 

 they

Vince:

00:03:18.42 – 00:03:26.94 

 have one they have one loss against a winning team and uh there are other two losses were without quarterback Jalen hurts So

Vince:

00:03:27.54 – 00:03:49.71 

 Yeah that just tells you everything you need to know about this team And uh you know with Patrick Mahomes nursing a high ankle sprain those can take a while to uh get to 100% and I know he’s definitely going to be better but it’ll be interesting to see if we can get some hits on him and get some sacks for some pressures and he won’t have that mobility that he typically has and able to factor into this game

Andrew:

00:03:50.27 – 00:04:13.405 

 Yeah 100% I mean I think the eagles pass rush is going to be one of the major points of this game Either they’re going to be the ones dictating the pace Um or they’re not you know so we’ll see pretty early on like how that battle is going to go Um you know I completely agree with you Like it seems you know like it’s been a dream just with the eagles kind of cruising to the Super Bowl this year Um you know that being said I don’t think

Andrew:

00:04:13.415 – 00:04:37.63 

 the eagles are going to be anywhere near short of bulletin board material going into this game because you’ve got guys like chris Simms running his mouth again you’ve got Brandon Aiyuk saying that the eagles got lucky and that you know the Chiefs are going to expose them You’ve got like uh christian mccaffrey on on what whatever show that was saying that the eagles got extremely lucky and that he hopes that both teams lose I mean like you know it

Andrew:

00:04:38.27 – 00:04:44.39 

 you know the more things change the more they stay the same from five years ago no one likes us and we don’t care

Vince:

00:04:44.4 – 00:04:59.62 

 Exactly Uh you know a team has to earn it and they have to win to get there Like when they won the Super Bowl and the 2017 2018 season it was the same thing Alvin Kamara was like oh if we would have beat the Minnesota Vikings like oh we would have totally beat the eagles I was

Andrew:

00:04:59.62 – 00:05:00.87 

 like dude

Vince:

00:05:00.88 – 00:05:03.85 

 you should have beat the Vikings and been the better team like

Andrew:

00:05:03.92 – 00:05:04.8 

 you

Vince:

00:05:04.8 – 00:05:05.97 

 know Yeah

Vince:

00:05:06.39 – 00:05:33.97 

 And you just you know making a joke that oh we didn’t have our quarterback and it’s like well you know the eagles didn’t have have their quarterback against the cowboys they didn’t have him against the saints and we lost the game And who was that on That was on us because Jalen had to run a lot against the Bears and he got injured and you know that was just some ship we had to deal with and we again we didn’t take care of business and we’re fortunate enough that we took care of business earlier in the season

Vince:

00:05:34.25 – 00:05:52.87 

 and we were able to earn that number one seed and kind of rest him when he needed to be arrested and then he came back and took took care of business as usual hasn’t lost since And uh you know if they can beat the Pat Mahomes who’s probably going to go down as one of the best quarterbacks of all time in NFL history like

Vince:

00:05:53.27 – 00:06:20.89 

 you know you can stop with all these like Jalen hurts haters these chris Simms what a clown I think Jalen hurts has more passing touchdowns in his first season as a starter than Chris Simms did his entire NFL career Like what a joke This guy is an absolute clown Um just just underestimating him because he can run and that is a perk that helps you so much in the game that gives your teammates more time to get open and

Vince:

00:06:21.05 – 00:06:39.8 

 you know if you play defensive back you can guard someone three or four seconds but you you get to that you know eight second range like you’re done like no one can guard for 18 10 seconds it’s just not gonna happen So um seeing stuff like that and actually saw a reporter who went to jail in

Vince:

00:06:40.53 – 00:06:54.9 

 and he said um I did not think that the eagles could make it to the Super Bowl with you as a quarterback and he was like oh just man to man I wanted to apologize to you and Jalen was like all right cool dude like just a typical jail and response really

Vince:

00:06:55.26 – 00:06:59.64 

 not caring what anyone thinks and I just love his temperament as a quarterback

Andrew:

00:06:59.65 – 00:07:12.96 

 Oh God yeah the guys So even keel the media has been actually really weird leading up to the Super Bowl Like did you see how the one reporter asked Nick Sirianni if this is a must win game

Vince:

00:07:13.75 – 00:07:14.76 

 game Yeah

Andrew:

00:07:14.77 – 00:07:17.59 

 And and Sirianni was just like super deadpan He’s like

Andrew:

00:07:17.6 – 00:07:39.94 

 yeah yeah it’s a must win game This is the Super Bowl Like this is the most winningest of must win games like like what are you asking me And then um I don’t know if it’s uh if it’s if it was the same reporter or anything like that But I saw this one funny instagram post of like this like a captioned um interaction between Sirianni and a reporter

Andrew:

00:07:40.09 – 00:07:48.89 

 and the reporter asked Sirianni like who on his football team would he let date his daughter And Sirianni was like my daughter is five years old

Andrew:

00:07:49.73 – 00:08:07.24 

 So yeah the media has been um you know I think kind of reaching down into their bag as far as like what questions they wanna ask because I guess maybe they’re bored with asking the like like where do you think this game is gonna be won and lost type of stuff So we have to you know get really

Andrew:

00:08:07.25 – 00:08:14.11 

 um really deep into the you know who who could we see our Children with questions I guess

Vince:

00:08:14.12 – 00:08:19.31 

 And I just see some of those dumb questions and I’m like man I could be a sports journalist

Andrew:

00:08:19.32 – 00:08:23.05 

 Next Ariana should come on to our podcast We can ask dumb questions all day long

Vince:

00:08:23.18 – 00:08:38.36 

 Yeah Hell yeah I’d love to have Sirianni here Um you know dog mentality that’s that’s why I want the enemy lines to possess and and the birds and uh you know sorry if you’re not a Philly guy and you’re listening to this podcast right now But uh you know it is super Bowl week

Vince:

00:08:38.88 – 00:08:42.83 

 if you’re rooting for that team on the western half of the state Like

Vince:

00:08:43.34 – 00:08:59.08 

 you had your time back in the nineties that was your time it’s time for the birds Uh and uh you know speaking of you know trash talking and things of that nature um is like juju smith Schuster on some like hard drugs or something

Andrew:

00:08:59.09 – 00:08:59.97 

 He said

Vince:

00:08:59.98 – 00:09:06.38 

 the best cheese steaks are not in philadelphia Like I bet you he hasn’t even tried one in Philly

Andrew:

00:09:06.81 – 00:09:23.77 

 I mean 100% like all the jokes right after that were like tell me you’re not from Philly without saying you’re not from Philly Like the guy was just trying to be a troll He’s trying to like get under get under people’s skin And I guess to his credit he did exactly what he set out to do But yeah I mean it’s

Andrew:

00:09:24.28 – 00:09:53.54 

 it’s amazing like how this kind of talk comes from players who you know it’s coming from players who are not the main reason why they’re in the position that they are Like if this was like Patrick Mahomes or like Travis Kelsey or Chris jones like saying this like it would be like like you know people would probably like banter back and forth or whatever But like with juju it’s like dude come on you’re like the fourth option receiver on your own team Like shut up

Vince:

00:09:54.05 – 00:10:00.95 

 Yeah he’s a clown He’s uh he spends more time on his Tiktok dances than he does being a football player

Andrew:

00:10:01.89 – 00:10:12.28 

 Yeah And I mean and yeah and then you also have like Julian love on what was it like First take saying that anybody could coach the eagles right now It’s just like the list goes on and on man

Vince:

00:10:12.29 – 00:10:24.2 

 Yeah like oh yeah nick Sirianni can’t do anything now Like it obviously helps if you have all the talent that the eagles roster does have Like they just struck a gold mine I I saw a stat and

Vince:

00:10:24.36 – 00:10:44.26 

 they said 10 of the eagles 11 starters were drafted by the team and you’re hitting under graphics That is so key and to be able to get everyone there healthy is you know incredible and everyone was making fun of Nick Sirianni short practices or whatever but here they are in the Super Bowl and

Vince:

00:10:44.42 – 00:10:52.79 

 you know outside of a few guys that their team is healthy and that’s that’s huge You know not being beat up the number one ability is availability So

Andrew:

00:10:52.8 – 00:10:53.61 

 the fact that

Vince:

00:10:53.61 – 00:11:13.12 

 They were able to get through the season you know a lot of luck is needed like practicing for 30 minutes less you know that might help with the soft tissue injury injury like a hamstring or something like that but it’s not going to like determine whether you would tear in a cl or not Um so you know stuff like that just kind of freak happens and

Vince:

00:11:13.59 – 00:11:23.44 

 um you know you can get unlucky but you know the eagles uh seem to have the formula down after being a team that has just had so many injuries you know

Andrew:

00:11:23.45 – 00:11:24.48 

 in the in

Vince:

00:11:24.48 – 00:11:37.79 

 the other Super bowl run and then years following and it seems like it would always happen at the same position like the entire O Line would be injured or the entire defensive backs or wide receivers and the list went on and on Um

Vince:

00:11:38.04 – 00:11:54.31 

 Yeah but speaking of the eagles good draft uh you know drafting 10 out of their 11 players it could have been 11 out of 11 if they would have just drafted Justin Jefferson over Jalen Reagor Like that would’ve been so cool to be like oh we drafted all 11 of these players

Andrew:

00:11:54.32 – 00:11:55.58 

 like

Vince:

00:11:55.59 – 00:12:01.87 

 you know like what could have been but really happy to have a J Brown He’s earned every penny

Vince:

00:12:02.16 – 00:12:05.23 

 Um of that $100 million dollar contract he signed

Andrew:

00:12:05.23 – 00:12:06.9 

 so props

Vince:

00:12:06.9 – 00:12:10.19 

 to him and I hope he has uh you know some

Vince:

00:12:11.11 – 00:12:16.9 

 big catches who is your favorite for Super Bowl M V P And dark horse

Andrew:

00:12:17.75 – 00:12:47.61 

 My favorite for Super Bowl M V P I’m going I’m going to stick with the eagles because I mean I have to be a homer in this situation like I just can’t Not So I would say the favorite for me is Jalen just because I could see him like rushing for a couple and like throwing for a touchdown So I think by those metrics he’s gonna be kind of the obvious choice um If I had to pick a dark horse candidate

Andrew:

00:12:47.93 – 00:12:54.81 

 I maybe I would go A J Brown because I think that A J Has been kind of itching to have

Andrew:

00:12:54.98 – 00:13:22.58 

 like the kind of game that he had against like the Steelers or the titans this past season where he was just was just unstoppable You know he’s like getting balls even in uh double coverage and stuff like that Just like absolutely magnet hand sort of stuff so I could see him you know kind of being hungry to have a big game and like coming down with a couple of those big ones Uh maybe going for like 100 and 50 and like two Tds or something like that to kind of give him a realistic shot of getting the

Andrew:

00:13:22.75 – 00:13:33.09 

 uh M V P As well kind of like because it wasn’t like Julian Edelman the M V P For one of the pats super bowls or something like that like um or or kind of like uh

Andrew:

00:13:33.9 – 00:13:40.29 

 Um hines ward for the Steelers back in like 2006 like I could see something like that happening as well

Vince:

00:13:41.36 – 00:14:01.23 

 Yeah so one dark horse that I heard on the Eagle Eye podcast was Kenny gain well and the reporter was saying he was writing an article about miles Sanders being like the 1st 100 yard rusher for the eagles and a playoff game since like brian Westbrook I believe And

Vince:

00:14:01.4 – 00:14:05.75 

 it was funny because miles ended up not getting there and then gain well did and he

Andrew:

00:14:05.75 – 00:14:07.37 

 just deleted

Vince:

00:14:07.37 – 00:14:10.52 

 miles Sanders and then type for his article

Andrew:

00:14:10.52 – 00:14:11.9 

 and that was

Vince:

00:14:11.91 – 00:14:19.28 

 really funny to see So he’s kind of getting in a really nice group at the right time when we need him to be good So

Andrew:

00:14:19.29 – 00:14:27.37 

 yeah I saw something that was like Kenneth gain well is the Corey clement of this Super Bowl run And I thought that was very true

Vince:

00:14:27.38 – 00:14:30.63 

 Yeah because I think you know if if Foles doesn’t

Vince:

00:14:30.84 – 00:14:42.94 

 you know make that fully special play and you know have a couple of those key throws and maybe like the the eagles still win but it works out a little differently Like Clement could have been that guy Um

Vince:

00:14:43.83 – 00:15:03.79 

 You know you could have seen it uh defensively I do think uh maybe Hassan Reddick if he has a game like he did against the 40 Niners defensively if he can like force a strip sack maybe like Brandon Graham did against tom brady or you know forced two turnovers or get a couple sacks Uh You know I think he’d be a good dark horse as well

Andrew:

00:15:04.01 – 00:15:09.75 

 Yeah I like that choice I think of the players on the defense like I think he’s probably the most likely

Vince:

00:15:09.76 – 00:15:16.12 

 Although one player I would love to get the Super Bowl M V P Is Jason Kelsey Like it would be so fun to see like

Andrew:

00:15:16.13 – 00:15:17.86 

 oh just get

Vince:

00:15:17.86 – 00:15:22.63 

 the recognition because he is so good Probably the greatest center of all time Like

Vince:

00:15:23.18 – 00:15:44.57 

 he’s he’s just incredible to watch and I would love to see him get one and this might be his last season this might be his last game and opportunity that we get to watch him this sunday So um you know hoping he gets out goes out with a win if he does retire Um and if he doesn’t great I want to see him uh an eagles green until he can’t play no more

Andrew:

00:15:44.58 – 00:15:52.01 

 That’s right yeah I mean Philly legend NFL legend like destined for can’t and like all those sorts of things

Vince:

00:15:53.01 – 00:15:56.74 

 Yeah best super bowl victory speech of all time

Andrew:

00:15:56.75 – 00:16:00.03 

 Exactly yeah cannot be topped

Vince:

00:16:00.97 – 00:16:08.47 

 wow What do you what would you think his speech would be like Like he has to do another one Do you think he again

Andrew:

00:16:08.48 – 00:16:21.71 

 Oh God you know I don’t even know because I think for one thing he can’t go with the mummers outfit again I think that like that has to stick with the 2017 parade like you know that was just like

Vince:

00:16:21.71 – 00:16:24.7 

 that I think I think he has to do it again or like

Andrew:

00:16:25.9 – 00:16:26.4 

 again

Vince:

00:16:26.72 – 00:16:39.05 

 I think like it’s that’s such a philadelphia thing The mummers parade is like such a big deal So I think that would be oh no actually I’m gonna take that back I think he should do his speech and like a batman mask and cape

Andrew:

00:16:39.15 – 00:16:55.87 

 Yeah yeah yeah I’m 100% with you on that Yeah batman mask batman cape may be the whole costume I don’t know but if if he does this again like if knock on all the wood in my house they win this game and he’s like up there to do another speech

Andrew:

00:16:56.19 – 00:17:02.34 

 I would put an exorbitant amount of money down that he’s gonna do it in some kind of batman garb

Vince:

00:17:02.35 – 00:17:11.62 

 Yes that that would be elite And like what did mike dropped to like end your career If he had some like retiring going out with the victory speech in a batman costume

Andrew:

00:17:11.63 – 00:17:24.09 

 Yeah One of a kind for sure Uh So one last thing on the eagles Did you see the video of Jonathan Gannon driving into uh the link

Andrew:

00:17:24.46 – 00:17:27.87 

 Before the game against the 40 Niners Did you see that video

Vince:

00:17:27.88 – 00:17:28.85 

 No I didn’t catch that

Andrew:

00:17:28.86 – 00:17:50.94 

 Oh my God it’s so awesome Like I mean everybody and their mom has ripped Jonathan Gannon over the past like two years for one game or another or a series of play or whatever But this guy earned some major props for this moment before the game Uh He is rolling up because I mean it’s like hours before the game So it’s like you know coaches and the players are getting there for like three games

Andrew:

00:17:50.94 – 00:18:16.88 

 or whatever and these guys were like hanging out and tailgating and I’m not gonna say his quote verbatim because it is a little explicit but he rolls down his window and he’s like yelling back and forth with these eagles fans and he yells we’re gonna f and gut these guys and then just drives off like a total boss and like the eagles fans are going nuts like Cliff has gone viral on social It’s just so awesome And I was like yeah

Vince:

00:18:16.88 – 00:18:17.43 

 man

Vince:

00:18:17.71 – 00:18:47.23 

 dude I just I just love the swag and like like I feel like the players really embrace the city of philadelphia and that’s like that’s what you have to do Like if you take on like philadelphia as an identity like you are going to like play possessed in any sport whether it’s football basketball hockey like you name it like you are going to go out there and compete your tail off and no one is going to be tougher than you because it’s just a you know a tough hard nosed city and I feel like P A Just kind of like that in general like

Vince:

00:18:47.41 – 00:19:08.1 

 you know Penn State I think I think it’s like that too It’s yeah it’s a blue collar state and uh it’s a it’s a state that I think you could argue is um probably like the biggest sports fandom of any state in the United States because you know some of those you know states in the south like oh we love football

Vince:

00:19:08.35 – 00:19:22.62 

 whatever And like in the midwest like oh we like hockey well and P A We like everything we love football hockey basketball wrestling field hockey lacrosse Like if you’re a sports junkie Like you most likely live in P A

Andrew:

00:19:22.63 – 00:19:36.16 

 Yeah I mean that’s a that’s a very very good point Who do you think is the most philadelphia of the eagles from like the past handful of seasons Like who most represents philadelphia for you

Vince:

00:19:36.81 – 00:19:37.71 

 Oh easy Jason

Andrew:

00:19:37.71 – 00:19:50.1 

 Kelsey too I was also like in my mind I’m also gonna say um lane johnson just because of like how much of a beast he is

Vince:

00:19:50.83 – 00:19:57.27 

 amazing He hasn’t given up a pressure since like before the pandemic Like that’s freaking wild

Andrew:

00:19:57.28 – 00:20:06.54 

 Um Yeah I mean absolutely insane I mean if you want to go with like maybe the most Philly game of all time Um Might might be nick Foles in the Super Bowl Um

Vince:

00:20:06.55 – 00:20:07.89 

 That’s the most filling 20

Andrew:

00:20:07.89 – 00:20:09.27 

 17 2018

Vince:

00:20:09.28 – 00:20:16.41 

 It’s an underdog city where everyone counts us out and we’re like hey F U And then we’re ready to ball and compete So

Vince:

00:20:16.84 – 00:20:17.39 

 um

Andrew:

00:20:17.4 – 00:20:18.18 

 Yeah

Vince:

00:20:18.18 – 00:20:30.83 

 I think that’s uh Philly is always better as an underdog I’m not liking that were the favorite and his super well that makes me a little on edge But uh you know Jalen hurts doesn’t care He’s just gonna show up and he’s gonna be him

Andrew:

00:20:30.84 – 00:20:31.82 

 so

Vince:

00:20:31.83 – 00:20:44.01 

 he’ll do his thing and uh you know I think you know the rest while we were worrying about my home is getting healthier Jalen is also going to get healthier too We didn’t see too much running You saw it in a little bit

Vince:

00:20:44.35 – 00:20:53.66 

 At that 40 niners game in the third quarter when they just needed that touchdown to get ahead three scores to really iced the game and you knew from that point the Eagles would win

Vince:

00:20:53.95 – 00:21:07.42 

 Um so I am hopeful that you know the shoulder is better and he’s able to take more contact and and that will create any issues Um if there’s a time to take risk though you know it’s the second half of the super Bowl So

Andrew:

00:21:07.42 – 00:21:08.56 

 absolutely

Vince:

00:21:08.57 – 00:21:14.0 

 this is the time to go for it and this is uh time to bring home the Lombardi back to philadelphia

Andrew:

00:21:14.01 – 00:21:19.29 

 That’s right Yeah Again gonna knock on all the wood in my home just in that um

Andrew:

00:21:19.43 – 00:21:37.18 

 you know create any bad juju here So obviously go birds So speaking of like underdog stories and this is gonna be kind of a weird segue But you know what I’ve been doing um ever since you sent me that instagram reel of the guy playing the Top gun anthem

Vince:

00:21:37.19 – 00:21:38.43 

 rendition

Andrew:

00:21:38.44 – 00:21:41.37 

 I’ve been Top Gun freaking crazy So

Andrew:

00:21:41.38 – 00:22:03.31 

 so I watched the entire second movie last night which by the way just an absolutely phenomenal movie Like it’s just as good as the first time like when you saw it in theaters and I mean it’s just like goose bumps and then what I did after that was I watched all my favorite scenes from the first movie on youtube So you know I was watching like the opening scene and the final dogfight and stuff like that Like it’s just such an awesome movie and it got

Andrew:

00:22:03.32 – 00:22:24.52 

 thinking and I want to hear your thoughts on this because I want to see if we’re in alignment here Um you know I think I’m thinking to myself who is the Maverick of Penn State football throughout the years like regardless of like decade team whatever There’s one guy on my mind that I thought epitomizes Maverick for Penn State football Who do you

Vince:

00:22:24.52 – 00:22:27.38 

 think I’m going to say

Vince:

00:22:27.95 – 00:22:29.0 

 Trace McSorley

Andrew:

00:22:29.01 – 00:22:53.37 

 Yes it’s Trace It’s 100% trace like a guy who’s underestimated he has a chip on his shoulder He’s got something to prove He goes out and he does crazy stuff and he gets the job done Trace McSorley is the Maverick of Penn State football And then that got me thinking about another thing Every Maverick needs his goose So if Trace McSorley is the Maverick of Penn State football Who is the goose of Penn State football

Vince:

00:22:54.15 – 00:22:56.54 

 I think it would have to be

Vince:

00:22:57.66 – 00:23:06.82 

 I’m just because of this guy When you think of goose you think of someone who’s reliable always has your back like loyal Barkley

Andrew:

00:23:06.83 – 00:23:17.84 

 Okay so I think he was my second option My guy that I selected as goose in my mind was mike Yeah

Vince:

00:23:17.84 – 00:23:21.07 

 he is like a good safety blanket and stuff and

Vince:

00:23:21.77 – 00:23:26.51 

 maybe maybe maybe is more like iceman or he’s just like the best

Andrew:

00:23:26.52 – 00:23:31.91 

 like right Yeah yeah

Vince:

00:23:33.7 – 00:23:40.04 

 has the height and you know he was there you know security blanket that’s what you need Uh you know that’s a goose

Andrew:

00:23:40.05 – 00:23:45.79 

 That’s right Yeah it’s a way of life

Andrew:

00:23:46.43 – 00:24:05.01 

 Um so um yeah so you know now that we’re kind of in into Penn State football territory uh some news that came out recently was Penn State has had seven players invited to the NFL combine There was four on offense with parker Washington mitch

Andrew:

00:24:05.02 – 00:24:20.56 

 Tinsley Brenton strange and center juice Scruggs and three on defense with Joey porter JR JR Brown and PJ must offer So a bit of the headline that came out was that Sean Clifford was not invited to the NFL combine Do you think that’s fair or unfair

Vince:

00:24:22.16 – 00:24:48.67 

 Um I I think that that is a tough one to answer because we don’t have the list in front of us of the quarterbacks who went in over them Like if if like Aiden McConnell went in over him I’d be like uh like maybe but I I think I think he kinda got gypped a little bit if you see some of Clifford’s best games Uh that’s a guy who can potentially be uh you know a 3rd 3rd string quarterback and he can break down film for you and

Vince:

00:24:49.07 – 00:25:03.8 

 and help break down things He’s seen a lot of football really experience and to be able to get that you know as maybe like 1/7 round or undrafted guy and have a guy with that much experience and not have to pay them a lot of money that could be a valuable asset to an NFL roster

Andrew:

00:25:03.81 – 00:25:17.29 

 Yeah that’s kind of what I thought too I was a little surprised just because like a guy of his accomplishments like say whatever you will about like some of his ups and downs over the course of his Penn State career but the guy owns

Andrew:

00:25:17.68 – 00:25:36.36 

 basically every record that a college quarterback can have at Penn State So those are the kinds of guys that usually get invites as a quarterback to the combine So you know it was a little a little off But um you know I’m sure he’s still riding high from the Rose Bowl so you know I’m sure he’s gonna just kind of lick his chops and be like alright time to get back to work

Vince:

00:25:36.93 – 00:25:45.47 

 Yeah so anyway the combine is all about 40 times that’s all that matters Do you think that my my 567 can beat anybody

Andrew:

00:25:48.54 – 00:25:52.71 

 possibly P J Must offer I think I was looking

Vince:

00:25:52.71 – 00:25:56.77 

 at names like maybe the line will be a little slower than me

Andrew:

00:25:58.23 – 00:26:26.15 

 Yeah Yeah I think um like out of the gates I think uh like P J P J Has got you know like good speed going from you know like zero yards like 10 yards you know because he’s he’s going in a straight line trying to get after the quarterback So I think you two would be like pretty evenly matched out of the gates but I think you know once you pass like maybe that like 20 yard mark you’re gonna like start to like you know kind of pull away a little bit So I’ll give you the edge over P J And I think you I think you beet juice Scruggs as well

Vince:

00:26:27.51 – 00:26:51.04 

 Okay so I can beat juice and PJ We’ll see Um However when I did that I was in like sneakers you know I wasn’t fully warmed up Well actually I got I got a decent amount of warm up but that’s that’s like sneakers on a grass surface when they have cleats and please make a huge difference Uh I have run a 52 on a basketball court Um So 52 is my pr yeah

Andrew:

00:26:51.05 – 00:26:55.68 

 so with the with the five to I think you comfortably beat both of those players Um

Andrew:

00:26:55.94 – 00:27:01.2 

 You know but I think against all the rest of the guys I think you’re pretty much toast No offense Yeah

Vince:

00:27:01.2 – 00:27:07.38 

 I will get toasted but I do think I could beat all of them in a mile I ran a 428 mile this past weekend

Andrew:

00:27:07.39 – 00:27:08.66 

 you

Vince:

00:27:08.66 – 00:27:20.88 

 know at the last Penn State track meet so still can run a sub 4 30 mile Pretty happy about that It’s not my pr from college but pretty pretty close So I think I can take them all in a mile

Andrew:

00:27:21.58 – 00:27:33.98 

 Very good Yeah I would agree with you there So speaking of substantial milestones or the inability to hit them Have you seen the news about brian Florence’s new contract at Iowa

Vince:

00:27:34.7 – 00:27:37.51 

 I have not tell me the details

Andrew:

00:27:37.52 – 00:27:56.71 

 It’s hilarious So brian parents is the son of Kirk parents the offensive coordinator of the Iowa Hawkeyes Uh so a couple of weeks ago or maybe it was like just a week ago I forget But um a new contract update was announced for him

Andrew:

00:27:56.91 – 00:28:22.26 

 And it included the following updates So first of all he’s gonna make about $50,000 less uh in 2023 versus 2022 But there’s certain performance based um incentives that he would like get bonuses for And but here’s the kicker here are the like key performance indicators of Brian Ference is uh like coaching at Iowa in 2023

Andrew:

00:28:22.46 – 00:28:47.1 

 So he must average 25 points a game which just to put this into perspective if they were to have averaged 25 points a game in 2022 that still only would have landed them at about 85th in all of like FBS College football So that’s not even like that Amazing So they’re asking him And like and this can also include like

Andrew:

00:28:47.4 – 00:29:11.01 

 Uh scoring by the defense too So if they get like a pick six or like a fumble recovery for a touchdown that still counts for him but he’s still so he’s going to be held accountable for 25 points a game and they have to win at least seven games in 2023 of their 12 game regular season So uh first reaction quick question to you Do you think he hits these

Vince:

00:29:13.27 – 00:29:16.45 

 Uh I’ll say yes

Vince:

00:29:17.18 – 00:29:17.92 

 I think

Andrew:

00:29:18.12 – 00:29:22.62 

 It’s I think he hits the seven games but I don’t think he hits 25 points a game

Andrew:

00:29:23.33 – 00:29:23.92 

 Well

Vince:

00:29:23.92 – 00:29:51.58 

 See the thing is the thing that put me there is the defense scoring points like the average that if the defense counts like that was like half of their offense and you don’t think you can’t think they’re going to be as abysmally bad as they have been And you think Cade McNamara coming in will make them a little better So I think they can make marginal improvement to get to that 25 points mark And you know let’s be honest that they’re playing like you know some of their cupcakes like they might have like

Vince:

00:29:51.81 – 00:30:00.05 

 You know 40 some points there and that can help balance the scales when they’re scoring like maybe 17 against in Michigan for example

Andrew:

00:30:00.06 – 00:30:09.06 

 Yeah I mean that’s fair Um what I will say though is I think that they’re going to be closer to zero points and they are 25 when they come to happy valley next season

Vince:

00:30:09.78 – 00:30:13.41 

 Um Beaver Stadium there in single digits there They’re not gonna double digits

Andrew:

00:30:13.42 – 00:30:36.52 

 Hell yeah Uh so um what else man I mean obviously we watched um well you watched live I watched on tv a pretty rough ending to the Penn State Wisconsin game Penn State fell in overtime after some heroics to tie the game up with a three pointer in the closing seconds and stuff like that So tell us what you saw

Vince:

00:30:37.42 – 00:30:42.81 

 Yeah I saw a team that really had a lot of fight but just

Vince:

00:30:43.6 – 00:30:49.66 

 seems to make critical errors at critical times when it matters the most Um

Vince:

00:30:50.48 – 00:31:09.95 

 You know really you would you would hope to keep Wisconsin to less than 46% shooting from beyond the arc at home Uh so they lost the three point battle and they shot pretty well They shot around 39% which is right around their season average So they did they did pretty good there But

Vince:

00:31:10.68 – 00:31:21.75 

 yeah it just wasn’t enough and I feel like I’m at a point now where I’m not going to be eating a shrews burger by the end of the season I’m at

Andrew:

00:31:21.75 – 00:31:23.19 

 the point where

Vince:

00:31:23.2 – 00:31:35.91 

 I’ve kindly this loss was the final nail in the coffin for me I I don’t think they are going to have enough to get back into the N C Double A Tournament and I feel like it’s almost a shame to

Vince:

00:31:36.16 – 00:32:01.98 

 uh waste this last year We have with Jalen pickett and how good he is Uh A guy of his caliber deserves to have his talent shone in the N C Double A tournament and he does so much for this team Really incredible He he had a bit of an off night Uh you know I thought the badgers kept him intact pretty good and Wisconsin’s a pretty good defensive team as a whole Um

Vince:

00:32:02.51 – 00:32:30.92 

 but you know pick was only one of five from three and eight of 19 from the field still a good stat line like 17 points eight rebounds eight assists Like I feel like I say he has an off game but then the stat sheets like oh those are all good numbers Um you know but you know he fouled out and something that amazes me Um and I know we’ve talked a lot about officiating and coach shrews um was laying into the officials on a one no call I believe I forgot what

Vince:

00:32:31.11 – 00:32:38.72 

 happened because it was last night but right after that the officials called like 4000 or so on Wisconsin

Andrew:

00:32:38.73 – 00:32:39.92 

 we

Vince:

00:32:39.92 – 00:32:51.54 

 could finally get to the free throw line Um But I have to ask you this how does Jalen Pickett with how good he is and how aggressive he is that attacking the basket How does he never make it to the free throw line

Andrew:

00:32:51.55 – 00:32:55.41 

 I don’t know man it’s a major major mystery like I

Andrew:

00:32:55.62 – 00:33:11.81 

 you know I think it’s like one of those things where a player is just very aggressive like almost to the point where referees get like desensitized to it So they just kind of feel like he doesn’t need to get all the calls if that makes sense Like

Andrew:

00:33:11.98 – 00:33:31.57 

 it kind of like you know how like cam Newton back when he was like running a bunch for the panthers was like asking to get calls but they like wouldn’t give him the calls because he’s like a bigger guy like you know that sort of mentality I think it’s almost like kind of similar to that in a way But I mean it’s just the only other way to think about it It’s just it’s just bad officiating

Vince:

00:33:32.3 – 00:33:46.11 

 Yeah And I thought for the most part they did a pretty good job in this game One thing I still cannot figure out is how Penn State gets called for so many offensive fouls Like we

Andrew:

00:33:46.11 – 00:33:47.83 

 had four

Vince:

00:33:47.83 – 00:33:55.8 

 Offensive fouls from moving screens Like I think in all my basketball career like 7th grade basketball up to

Vince:

00:33:56.55 – 00:34:17.06 

 like you know sophomore year when I played I think in those like four years that I played basketball I don’t think we had four moving screens in that entire course of that four seasons And here it was in like one game like um you know when you’re setting a screen you know pretty much the role is you need to establish your position and not be moving

Vince:

00:34:17.29 – 00:34:41.6 

 you know as the defender comes into you So I don’t know if it’s the ball handler doesn’t set it up right because part of setting a good screen is the person with the ball or you know the person who’s making a cut and trying to get open they have to like almost cut in a way that runs the defender into you or dribble in a way that makes the defender go into them because the person setting the screen really can’t move

Vince:

00:34:41.74 – 00:35:04.77 

 So I don’t know if it’s that or it’s just people sliding their feet or poor officiating where they’re not calling it both ways you know particularly well Like I do know Wisconsin and one in the game but Penn State at four and that’s just an unusual thing and this was not the only game like they’ve struggled with moving screens all year and it’s something that’s really perplexed me that um Coach Bruce hasn’t gotten

Vince:

00:35:04.97 – 00:35:22.11 

 well maybe he has gotten in the film and the guys just aren’t doing it But I’m really surprised it’s something that has not been fixed yet at this point in the season especially when you have games like this two games against Wisconsin um where it’s coming down to the wire and and plays like that matter and possessions like that matter

Andrew:

00:35:22.58 – 00:35:38.2 

 Would you I mean obviously you’re closer to the individual performances and stuff like that are a lot of these mistakes being made by like more inexperienced players or is this like veteran guys where it’s like come on dude you should really know not to do this by now

Vince:

00:35:39.0 – 00:36:06.4 

 Yeah I think I think it’s a mix I will say probably most of the time in the season It’s it’s usually a guy like caba who’s a freshman and you know just is moving a little too much and you know there’s times where I think last night Andrew Funk had one and you know he’s a really good player Um and then there’s times where you know I’ve seen you know pick you know create some contact and he’s not getting a foul same with Funk

Vince:

00:36:06.59 – 00:36:34.84 

 Um he seemed to get double teamed but I thought he got pushed by the one guy and you know thought it warranted a foul and you saw Seth lundy get frustrated He almost lost the ball and you know he’s going to the officials that his arm was getting whacked and you know you could tell he was getting frustrated and then uh he’s a guy who’s emotionally very even keel so to see him get frustrated Uh you know kind of speaks out to that a little bit but you know this is a big tent and this is a big boy basketball you gotta find a way to win

Andrew:

00:36:35.13 – 00:36:49.98 

 So I guess speaking of winning Penn State obviously hasn’t been doing that a lot lately um they only have a couple of chances left to do it Um what do you think their chances are going into this final stretch of the season because they have a couple of tough opponents coming up

Vince:

00:36:50.67 – 00:37:08.54 

 Yeah and I thought I was very confident that they would take care of business against the badgers and um you know they just didn’t take advantage They they got uh steven Crowl who was Wisconsin center in foul trouble and they had six minutes late in the first half where they could have went on a run and

Vince:

00:37:09.28 – 00:37:16.01 

 you know credit in Wisconsin they didn’t they almost expanded their lead a little bit or or didn’t lose any of it and Penn State

Vince:

00:37:16.71 – 00:37:22.14 

 I just couldn’t get on a run Uh really really uh I didn’t have too many

Vince:

00:37:22.66 – 00:37:48.05 

 positives to take away from this Uh you know Funk had a little bit of an off night He was only two of seven Lundy had a really good night Five of nine He’s been on fire lately these past few weeks um just knocking down threes like a man possessed I think he’s been 50% for the past like four games and we need everyone to get on Seth lundy’s level Like like he’s he’s hitting really good right now

Vince:

00:37:48.29 – 00:38:16.39 

 Mikey hen was doing all right with his minutes Uh I was pretty impressed with cabbage I think defensively he’s getting into a really nice groove right now and uh he’s also rebounding well uh this is his second game in a row where he’s had over five rebounds offensively He was 23 from the field so we’re getting him involved a little bit more offensively It seemed like earlier in the season uh there was whipping passes at him just way too fast that he couldn’t catch it and

Vince:

00:38:16.59 – 00:38:25.98 

 you know he’s catching now and then when a guy his size is that close uh relatively and easy to finish at the basket So I saw a nice improvement from him

Vince:

00:38:26.92 – 00:38:49.79 

 Kanye Claire had an okay game Miles Dredd had a much better game than against Nebraska He went I think oh for 50 for six against Nebraska he was two of two tonight made some nice contributions So uh you know there were some good things it was a hard fought game but you know at the end of the day you’re at home you gotta win your home once and this is a team

Vince:

00:38:50.5 – 00:39:06.7 

 where um you know coach through says we’re gritty not pretty I really haven’t seen that the past few weeks especially I’ve been really disappointed in the defense Like if you shut Wisconsin down for four minutes and go on a 10 oh run

Vince:

00:39:07.23 – 00:39:27.0 

 They’re not coming back from 10 they’re they’re not a team that can do that Um you know credit to Penn State they were down the the whole game and and they fought back and they got the score to 60 to 59 they got a three point lead But at the end of the day uh you know you had uh Chucky Hepburn making some big threes at the end of the game

Andrew:

00:39:27.0 – 00:39:28.6 

 with testing

Vince:

00:39:28.6 – 00:39:35.7 

 Shots he was he was on fire he was uh five and 9 over 50% Connor season four of 7

Vince:

00:39:35.87 – 00:39:43.13 

 Um they were on fire from three Uh Tyler Wall had a huge game he didn’t do too much in their first matchup but he was six of 10

Vince:

00:39:43.81 – 00:40:04.14 

 you know 16 6 rebounds eight assists He had a really good game Steven crowd didn’t do as much as he did in the first match up but he was five of five he didn’t miss a single shot Like every time he was in the post of kappa you just knew he would do a nice jump hook or a nice drop step spin move to put up a good shot and uh

Vince:

00:40:04.33 – 00:40:28.37 

 nothing we can really do to stop him So definitely a frustrating night uh kind of a big positive I saw if I was going to take away one positive was cam Winter finally looked like himself He had like a two or three week stretch where he just like didn’t score a point and he was shooting a lot of threes and and they weren’t sinking like they typically do and and he’s the guy that you know

Vince:

00:40:28.8 – 00:40:55.47 

 he was a four time mvp at Drexel like he’s a really good basketball player Uh he’s a guy who should be having 15 16 points a game And you know tonight he had 15 points with seven of 13 from the field got to the free throw line So there’s some really nice things had a steal on defense Uh Speaking of good defense Seth Lonnie three steals and a block Um He plays his tail off on both ends really really fun to watch him Uh

Vince:

00:40:55.65 – 00:41:09.43 

 if he’s playing college basketball next year I pray he stays at Penn State because uh you know rebuilding is going to be really tough if you do not have a guy like Seth lundy on your roster especially when they’re surrounded by all of these seniors So

Vince:

00:41:10.23 – 00:41:30.43 

 you know that was one positive I took away But at the end of the day um you know Penn State was the number one team and scoring defense last year Um However I can’t imagine there there close to that in this case like I haven’t looked at the exact staff but there’s no way Penn State’s the number one defense in the big 10

Andrew:

00:41:30.44 – 00:41:39.78 

 right Yeah I guess you know that’s just how the cookie crumbles sometimes can’t can’t win them all and especially can’t you know be like

Andrew:

00:41:40.23 – 00:41:44.6 

 Rutgers Purdue and Wisconsin stuff apparently So

Vince:

00:41:44.61 – 00:41:46.24 

 yeah And uh

Andrew:

00:41:46.25 – 00:41:47.4 

 yeah

Vince:

00:41:47.41 – 00:41:56.04 

 Penn State they’re going to have a you know like really tough sledding in these next couple of weeks Uh not many easy games and uh

Vince:

00:41:56.31 – 00:42:24.83 

 yeah another mystery I have is why Evan Mahaffey isn’t playing more He had some really good minutes earlier in the season in the past few weeks He hasn’t been playing as much I’d like to see some more Evan Mahaffey on the floor His athleticism and ability to really guard all five positions is really critical in my opinion So I think that you know when we do need some defensive stops we need to see him on the floor more So he’s a guy I’d like to see getting more minutes in the rotation However you know this weekend we’re going to Maryland

Vince:

00:42:25.02 – 00:42:34.16 

 uh pretty good basketball school valentine’s day Illinois is coming back they’re going to be out for blood They’re playing really well right now Um that

Andrew:

00:42:34.59 – 00:42:36.44 

 uh

Vince:

00:42:37.02 – 00:42:46.18 

 I do I do not know if they made it up there or not Let me check here as of now they are not ranked So

Vince:

00:42:47.16 – 00:42:52.14 

 yeah the Big 10 only indiana Purdue and Rutgers are ranked I believe

Vince:

00:42:53.15 – 00:43:15.76 

 so yeah You know the Big 10 hasn’t been getting quite the credit I think it deserves in the pools I do think the big 12 is definitely the best basketball conference but you know I think the Big 10 could be a close second but this is the schedule we got coming up Maryland Illinois I’m thinking both those games are going to be losses where I see them

Vince:

00:43:16.12 – 00:43:45.81 

 and then we have we’re going back to the road where Penn State has not played well all year They have one road win in the Big 10 Uh and then we’re going to Minnesota and then we’re at Ohio State Ohio State has been kind of down this year Um They’re kind of in that tier where Penn State is and then we get Rutgers at home who’s number 24 in the country Then we go on the road to Northwestern who’s having a really great season They’re 17 and seven And then we finish up with Maryland at home So uh really tough sledding and

Vince:

00:43:46.48 – 00:44:00.32 

 you gotta think that Penn State needs to get 20 wins to really make it to the N C Double A Tournament and they’re running out of real estate They’ve won 14 games and they only have seven left So I I

Andrew:

00:44:00.32 – 00:44:02.67 

 don’t yeah

Vince:

00:44:02.67 – 00:44:08.86 

 they almost have to win out in my opinion to to make the big 10 or not the Big 10 tournament The N C Double A Tournament

Andrew:

00:44:09.19 – 00:44:09.35 

 You

Vince:

00:44:09.35 – 00:44:29.77 

 Know I think maybe if they let’s say there are like 18 or 19 wins and then they win two games in the tournament to get to 20 I do think you might potentially see them moving up However if you’re finishing like 11 where they are right now and you’re playing here you’re at the bottom Like the big 10 is probably going to get

Vince:

00:44:30.33 – 00:44:43.99 

 seven teams that go so they gotta be in that top half or they’re not going that’s just the end of line They gotta they gotta play gritty not pretty uh they gotta be tougher They got to close out games and find ways to win

Andrew:

00:44:44.54 – 00:45:06.88 

 So you know obviously Rome wasn’t built in a day and the 20 win season was not one in a single game So they have another chance to kind of right the ship with this trip to Maryland As you said it’s likely going to be a tough tough outing Maryland historically is pretty good at basketball So how do you like the Nittany Lions chances going into college park

Vince:

00:45:07.81 – 00:45:23.45 

 So I don’t hate the matchup So one thing I do like is that Maryland is not a great three point shooting team overall on the season They’ve shot 30.2% So that’s below your your college average So

Vince:

00:45:24.25 – 00:45:39.94 

 now that’s something where I’m positive However dribble penetration I think could be an issue Um they really struggle with that against Nebraska just letting guys you know get into the post relatively easy Same thing with like Purdue um

Vince:

00:45:40.5 – 00:45:43.32 

 the defense hasn’t been great and

Vince:

00:45:44.18 – 00:46:13.72 

 they got a guy uh Jameer Young really good player averages 16 points a game He can really get to the paint So that’s the strength of his game The terrapins also you know uh their leaders are senior leaders so they got a lot of experience like just like we do And uh Hakeem Hearts really good Um Another guy they have is Donta scott he scores 12 points a game and then you have uh sophomore Julian Reese uh

Vince:

00:46:14.31 – 00:46:39.66 

 you know 68 Really good player from Baltimore So yeah they got a lot of good players around that 6869 range Um nice thing We’re not going to be seeing an elite center So we’re not going to be seeing a uh steven Crowl we’re not going to be seeing Zach et or 100 Dickinson So I think that will play into Penn State’s advantage where they don’t have a really dominant big man but they do have a lot of size A lot of guys that are 68 69

Vince:

00:46:39.93 – 00:46:54.06 

 uh you know it’ll be a challenge for Penn State to score Uh Maryland is one of those teams where they’ve really struggled on the road and good at home So I think this is gonna be a tough game for the lions as they go into college park

Andrew:

00:46:55.27 – 00:47:13.49 

 Good stuff So obviously a lot of size to contend with Um what would you say is your communion prediction for this game So obviously they’ve had some some a tough stretch of basketball recently you know not playing their best not playing their best defense Do you see this turning around with your Communion prediction or what else you got

Vince:

00:47:14.28 – 00:47:31.39 

 Yeah my comedian prediction is that cam Winter has another big game You saw coach Shrewsbury after cam slump move him to the bench and have him come in off of the bench And this game he finally got his starting job back and he acted like he earned it back He had 15 points

Vince:

00:47:32.19 – 00:47:41.64 

 7-13 shooting So my convenient prediction is that cam he’s going to score in double figures have at least five rebounds and five assists

Andrew:

00:47:41.65 – 00:47:42.79 

 How about you

Vince:

00:47:42.8 – 00:47:43.91 

 What are you feeling

Andrew:

00:47:43.92 – 00:47:49.08 

 I’m feeling man I’m gonna be ambitious here I’m gonna say uh

Andrew:

00:47:49.39 – 00:47:51.63 

 five threes from Seth Lundy

Vince:

00:47:51.84 – 00:47:52.83 

 Five threes

Andrew:

00:47:52.84 – 00:47:55.86 

 Yeah He’s just going to be a monster Yeah

Vince:

00:47:55.87 – 00:48:02.15 

 really incredible And it’s a it’s almost that Nebraska game just drove me crazy But

Andrew:

00:48:02.16 – 00:48:02.59 

 I know

Vince:

00:48:02.6 – 00:48:05.2 

 horse defense uh I just

Vince:

00:48:05.21 – 00:48:21.02 

 went off on on the last pot I was so frustrated with their defensive performance Like you know the total amount amount of points that gave up wasn’t that bad but just the way it scored and it was like a six to guy like my size just like cutting to the basket and going for a lamp and like

Vince:

00:48:21.82 – 00:48:37.81 

 why is it like you have to guard him Like Yeah he’s a great three point shooter But you can’t give up layups easy Gimme layups in college basketball like that that more than anything will drive a coach insane And I cannot believe that Penn State did not do better in that situation

Vince:

00:48:38.34 – 00:48:46.4 

 Yeah And south alone he scored a program record eight threes in that game Like he was lights out and they still got killed

Andrew:

00:48:46.41 – 00:48:47.36 

 Like

Vince:

00:48:47.87 – 00:48:57.55 

 really really frustrating and I hope they can get their act together Um you know because they still have all these t shirts at the beginning of the year that said gritty not pretty and uh

Vince:

00:48:58.1 – 00:49:03.29 

 you know I feel like we’re playing a little pretty right now We gotta get grittier to uh to get over the top So

Andrew:

00:49:03.3 – 00:49:04.23 

 before

Vince:

00:49:04.23 – 00:49:13.63 

 we get into final score predictions do you have a bird brawler for the Wisconsin game We kind of skipped over the awards So who do you think deserves that bird brawler

Andrew:

00:49:13.64 – 00:49:18.5 

 you know given how sloppy the ending was Um

Andrew:

00:49:18.68 – 00:49:34.67 

 it’s uh it’s tough Um I’m gonna give it to Seth lundy though just because you know it looked like he was hurting a bit at the end of the game Um still was you know the guy responsible for getting them to overtime So just a guy who like knew the assignment went out and executed So that’s why he gets the award for me

Vince:

00:49:35.54 – 00:50:03.47 

 Yeah And I think he definitely fights through adversity Um I feel like he’s a guy who’s who’s been getting called for a lot of ticky tack fouls this year whether wasn’t real significant contact but he seems to get called for it sometimes and sometimes gets in foul trouble Um So you think with how good of a defender he is he would get a little bit more of the benefit of the doubt Um but my guy for the Valley Fighter it has to be uh cam winter It was just really nice to see him

Vince:

00:50:03.75 – 00:50:31.45 

 come out of that slump and you know he had the highest shooting percentage on the team going seven of 13 from the field So really great to see him back and looking to his normal self and uh you know the Mahoney Mauler I think I’m actually going to give that to I I I was really impressed with his defensive performance He’s been doing a nice job the past couple of weeks fighting for rebounds You’ve seen him diving on the floor love the hustle from cuBA um

Vince:

00:50:31.63 – 00:51:00.58 

 you know he’s seems to be taking better care of the ball You have I don’t think I’ve seen him getting moving screen calls as much and things of that nature He’s catching the ball and getting good looks in the post and he’s making the most of his opportunities So I’m gonna give that a third award to uh have a guy I’m really liking uh and what he’s been doing and uh you know you might be seeing him potentially making his way back into the starting lineup I think uh that Mikey hen

Vince:

00:51:00.94 – 00:51:28.96 

 hasn’t done anything to lose that starting job And I do think they should be splitting minutes relatively evenly maybe 20 minutes a game for both of them roughly because Mikey Mikey does a really good job of just playing quickly and he knows where the offense is going before it goes there and makes some really nice passes That’s something that’s really underrated I think in his game He can shoot well so that helps stretch the floor and that’s really good for the team and

Vince:

00:51:29.11 – 00:51:57.82 

 and he’s a really physical defender Like there were times where I saw some centers who are much larger than him and he almost like gets his body low enough and his chest just like absorbs the contact Almost like an offensive lineman in football and he’s able to like hold his ground like he’s in pass pass protection So really impressive you know from that standpoint And then cuba I think you know having him going against the other team’s second string guy is a is a really good strategy to help build confidence and

Vince:

00:51:57.95 – 00:52:07.05 

 he’s a really good defensive player And then when he doesn’t have that elite talent guarding him with the other team’s second string I think it makes it easier for him to uh finish at the basket

Andrew:

00:52:07.6 – 00:52:10.36 

 Kepa is a freshman right

Vince:

00:52:10.37 – 00:52:18.71 

 Yeah he is a freshman this year and it’s kind of their uh their prized jewel in this recruiting class Four star guy And

Vince:

00:52:19.37 – 00:52:31.6 

 you know I remember like he got like a standing ovation at the B J C When he came to watch the Nebraska game when he was in high school So like everyone was so excited to have him and he got a very warm welcome

Andrew:

00:52:31.61 – 00:52:35.33 

 That’s cool Yeah so obviously I mean hopefully you

Vince:

00:52:35.33 – 00:52:35.63 

 know

Andrew:

00:52:36.14 – 00:53:00.89 

 I think Shrewsbury is the guy to continue recruiting at that high level Um you know given some of the guys that they’ve even uh signed in their most recent class So you know hopefully that you know you can kind of be like the foundation for continued recruiting success but nevertheless um what do you got for final score So do you think that the lions come out on top in this contest

Vince:

00:53:01.79 – 00:53:29.74 

 Um I do not just because I the last time they won a big temper road game has been December it was 2022 so until they start playing better on the road Uh you know three point shooting They haven’t been shooting as well and then the defense really hasn’t been there Like I know Charlie has been saying defense travels The Penn State’s defense has not traveled has not traveled well at all So I’m going to say Maryland 81

Vince:

00:53:30.0 – 00:53:40.01 

 Penn State 65 I think this will be a bit of an uglier game I think it’s more pessimism just from the past couple of weeks And

Vince:

00:53:40.57 – 00:53:52.88 

 you know seeing them lose this game makes me think that they’re not gonna make the N C Double A Tournament I hope I’m wrong and they turn it together But uh you know Penn State hasn’t won in february and I

Vince:

00:53:53.13 – 00:53:56.4 

 I think you might not see them until after valentine’s day

Andrew:

00:53:56.41 – 00:54:18.6 

 Ouch well you know I think that pessimism is well founded I also think that the Nittany Lions are going to lose I think that this is gonna be another classic like Penn State heartbreaker like they’re gonna get like within single digits but it’s just not gonna be meant to be So I’m taking Maryland 78 Penn State 72

Vince:

00:54:19.15 – 00:54:40.87 

 Yeah and uh I can see it going that way as well Penn State I think college park has been one of the places they’ve struggled I just feel like we never win when we go there So um you know whenever I’m watching the game it just never seems to work out when we go there Um so we’ll see maybe maybe our fortunes will turn and maybe Maryland will be really cold from three and

Vince:

00:54:41.08 – 00:55:08.15 

 maybe cable will do a really good job protecting the rim and hence they will do uh get back to that gritty defense They could turn the corner The talent is definitely there like um with the like I haven’t really seen them play against these teams and be like wow the other team just is more talented than them Like outside of Purdue maybe like you know Zacky is just so good Uh you know and then Brandon smith and fletcher were really good from three and

Vince:

00:55:08.37 – 00:55:22.62 

 you know mason Willis had you know had that huge game however Penn State their defense they’ve they’ve been making some of these role players look like superstars and I think Tyler Wall was kind of that guy last night where you know 16 points from him that’s

Vince:

00:55:23.13 – 00:55:27.87 

 probably double his average I would if I had to guess So um

Vince:

00:55:28.38 – 00:55:38.65 

 yeah it’s Penn State they gotta do a better job defensively So when they start doing that I think you’ll see my predictions going the other way But for now I’m gonna

Andrew:

00:55:38.97 – 00:56:06.9 

 yep fair enough man So let’s lift the spirits a little bit We’re we’re talking about you know Penn State team that has been a little bit down you know recently just kind of hitting a losing streak and stuff going up against good opponents But nonetheless you know leaving the alliance with a couple of Els on the record cheat So let’s talk about Penn State teams that are winning Where do you want to start you want to start with volleyball or do you wanna start with wrestling

Vince:

00:56:07.69 – 00:56:22.32 

 It has to be wrestling No one can stop them They’re just the the unstoppable juggernaut like just days after beating in Iowa they crushed Indiana like another

Andrew:

00:56:22.42 – 00:56:23.59 

 team and

Vince:

00:56:23.59 – 00:56:32.97 

 Ohio State Oh yeah it was Ohio State than Indiana right after playing Iowa they they beat someone else after Iowa I think it was

Andrew:

00:56:32.98 – 00:56:33.65 

 Indiana

Vince:

00:56:34.04 – 00:56:37.58 

 Okay okay Maybe I’m just getting my weekends mixed up But

Vince:

00:56:37.99 – 00:56:41.05 

 you know it doesn’t matter if I get my my weekends mixed up

Andrew:

00:56:41.06 – 00:56:41.94 

 They can they can

Vince:

00:56:41.94 – 00:56:46.78 

 play any team any day in wrestling and they will not lose their just too good

Andrew:

00:56:46.79 – 00:56:54.77 

 I mean it’s insane to think like within the span of just a couple of weeks they wrestled number three

Andrew:

00:56:55.06 – 00:57:11.24 

 number two Iowa and number five Ohio state and beat all of them relatively handily Like it’s just insane to think about just how dominant they are right now I mean and what’s scary to even think about is that if they had a couple of their um later wake

Andrew:

00:57:11.25 – 00:57:31.91 

 classes shored up a little bit like they could be even better So you know I think this is just another like feather in the cap of Kale Sanderson and you know just what’s going to be like a foreshore hall of fame career as a college wrestler and college wrestling coach I mean just like you can’t say enough things about it It’s just it’s unprecedented

Vince:

00:57:31.92 – 00:57:32.81 

 Yeah

Vince:

00:57:33.02 – 00:58:00.79 

 And I think if I was franklin I would be trying to uh try to figure out what’s in his secret sauce to the continued success because when you’re at the top it’s hard to stay at the top Everyone else is trying to knock you off So I I think that you know how to get there I think if coach franklin could take some lessons from him and even I think Michael Shrewsbury could you know take something away from that They’re both doing a really good job But you know Penn State uh

Vince:

00:58:01.03 – 00:58:09.91 

 you know for for our sports teams like I think we’re the most passionate fans and we have you know these lofty expectations whereas I know some fan bases

Andrew:

00:58:09.92 – 00:58:13.9 

 No we have lofty expectations doesn’t So

Vince:

00:58:13.91 – 00:58:23.52 

 yeah So you know if you’re like in indiana football you’re happy with an eight and four season If you’re a Penn State fan you’re miserable So it’s uh you know uh

Vince:

00:58:24.0 – 00:58:42.72 

 I think you know wrestling sharing their secrets and things they do I think you know they can transfer and cross over So that’ll be interesting I’m actually going to they do have a couple of matches this weekend They have a weak one friday there at Rutgers and they’re coming home Super Bowl sunday to face off against the terrapins and wrestling

Vince:

00:58:42.99 – 00:58:58.62 

 So I predict they’ll win that game I’ll say I’ll say 34-7 I’ll have us over Maryland for wrestling That would be my my communion or my score prediction for that game So I will have us beating Maryland in one sport

Vince:

00:58:58.63 – 00:59:14.27 

 this weekend But then the following weekend before the Big 10 championships uh they play against Clarion and actually bought tickets for that Uh I’m going with our friend parker down to c that game So or that match I guess So that’ll be a good time And uh

Vince:

00:59:14.8 – 00:59:23.47 

 um Maggie did mention something Um all of my sports teams have been losing like all the Philly teams like a lot of the Penn State teams

Vince:

00:59:23.7 – 00:59:32.02 

 I was joking hey I haven’t had a team win since like a week ago And she’s like oh you’re getting all this losing out of the way and then the eagles are gonna win the Super Bowl

Andrew:

00:59:32.02 – 00:59:33.04 

 and you’re going to be

Vince:

00:59:33.04 – 00:59:43.92 

 happy So like it’s all it’s like it’s almost like that thing this thing a soul for a soul It’s like would you have everyone lose this next week for the eagles to win the Super Bowl And I would say yes

Andrew:

00:59:43.93 – 00:59:46.46 

 So yeah

Vince:

00:59:46.47 – 00:59:51.55 

 it’s got to be perfectly balanced So I’m reviewing all these losses as a

Vince:

00:59:52.11 – 00:59:55.95 

 evening The scales towards that an Eagle Super Bowl victory

Andrew:

00:59:55.96 – 01:00:17.38 

 right And what’s also working in our favor is that by some force of like universal power and state football and the eagles are weirdly linked in the sense that like you know they’re the same team in certain aspects at least as far as like their season trajectories Because

Andrew:

01:00:17.63 – 01:00:45.67 

 um yeah like what happened to Penn State football right before the Eagles won their first Super Bowl Oh yeah they you know they had a 10 win season and then they went and won uh won the Fiesta Bowl So you know Penn State another 10 win season goes and wins the Rose Bowl um the eagles are back in the Super Bowl So history has repeated itself Um you know we joke all the time about how like these two teams are the same but

Andrew:

01:00:45.81 – 01:00:51.39 

 you know when you’re presented with as much evidence as we’ve gotten over the years it kind of becomes hard to deny it

Vince:

01:00:51.4 – 01:01:14.27 

 Yeah And it’s kind of funny too because I saw another thing that you know kind of time travel They’re like oh the Golden State Warriors won basketball in 2017 2018 and then they won this past season and the same thing happened for uh oh the Houston Astros they did it and had that five year gap so

Vince:

01:01:14.54 – 01:01:19.41 

 they’re like oh are the eagles gonna do that too Like that would be really awesome just because it works out for us

Andrew:

01:01:19.41 – 01:01:20.81 

 but it’s

Vince:

01:01:20.82 – 01:01:23.3 

 really awesome to see all the teams do that

Andrew:

01:01:24.1 – 01:01:36.45 

 Yeah Yeah I mean it’s funny it’s funny to joke about but you know like I’m I’m not above like superstitious beliefs when it comes to my teams man like whatever it takes

Vince:

01:01:36.46 – 01:01:42.25 

 Yeah so I think we should uh get to men’s volleyball because they’ve been crushing it They

Andrew:

01:01:42.26 – 01:01:42.89 

 top

Vince:

01:01:42.89 – 01:01:45.87 

 10 U S C And then number two U C L A

Vince:

01:01:46.04 – 01:02:00.04 

 They beat at home So Penn State has moved up to number three in the volleyball ranking So first give me your thoughts on Penn State men’s volleyball and then we’re going to move on to Andrew bird’s superstitions for the birds in the Super bowl

Andrew:

01:02:00.97 – 01:02:15.79 

 Well you got it because I got something for you Um But no beating U C L A Awesome like who because who was the team that they lost to that was also in the top five a couple weeks ago That

Vince:

01:02:15.79 – 01:02:16.05 

 was

Andrew:

01:02:16.81 – 01:02:25.64 

 right so you know it’s just like Penn State they’re not a pretender you know they’re up there in the top five they deserve to be in the top five they’re beating

Andrew:

01:02:25.78 – 01:02:33.8 

 you know top two teams and stuff like that So I think they’re really primed to make a deep run in the tournament this year Um This is

Andrew:

01:02:34.51 – 01:02:55.36 

 probably the best men’s team that they’ve put together since they won the national title I think it was back in like 2008 So you know I think Penn State men’s volleyball is like perfectly set up for success the rest of the season Obviously they’ve got the confidence to go out and compete with the best of the best of the best and they know that they can beat them So that’s a that’s a winning recipe in my book

Vince:

01:02:55.37 – 01:03:00.68 

 Yeah And you think of the volleyball school as being out in the west coast in sunny California but

Vince:

01:03:00.89 – 01:03:04.53 

 You know we we play uh some pretty good volleyball and PA two

Andrew:

01:03:04.54 – 01:03:15.44 

 Yeah the big 10 is like insanely loaded at volleyball you know for being like mainly located in like the northeast were really really good at volleyball

Vince:

01:03:15.95 – 01:03:37.36 

 And that just goes to support my argument for why Pennsylvania is the best sports state Like I think with our versatility and range like you know in the midwest there like in Northeast it’s just like hockey hockey hockey and then in the South it’s like football and then the West it’s like water polo and like I feel like we’re on a mix where we’re kind of good at everything

Andrew:

01:03:37.64 – 01:03:57.74 

 I’m just laughing at the description of like whether versatility and range of speaking about it as like sports fans in the same way that you’d like talk about like a stretch forward or something But I love it so much Yeah we always always got sports in the mind So yeah I think it’s that’s uh extremely aptly put But uh yeah so you wanna you wanna talk superstitions

Vince:

01:03:58.35 – 01:03:59.56 

 Yeah let’s do it You go

Andrew:

01:03:59.56 – 01:04:01.85 

 first Alright Superstitions

Vince:

01:04:01.85 – 01:04:02.97 

 for the Super Bowl

Andrew:

01:04:02.98 – 01:04:17.64 

 Well first of all I’m going to watch the game in my living room um where I’ve watched the previous two playoff games because you know like we’ve watched plenty of Penn State games in the same location like at my house

Andrew:

01:04:17.82 – 01:04:41.36 

 Um and like even in like the stadium or whatever like we’re firm believers that you like like when something’s working you stay in the same spot So I’m taking that same belief there And also I mean what’s funny is that you know like people have been asking me either from like work or from tennis or whatever and they’re like oh you’re gonna go to a bar or something and I’m like no I’m just gonna stay home They’re like well why well don’t you want to be with people and I’m like well to be quite honest and

Andrew:

01:04:41.72 – 01:05:00.81 

 everybody’s best interest including my own it’s probably best situation if I’m able to just lose my mind in my own living room because pacing I’m gonna be jumping I’m gonna be yelling like I just need to do it in a safe environment So that’s number one Number two I have worn I’ve worn the same shirt

Andrew:

01:05:00.98 – 01:05:12.68 

 for the past two games I got a new uh eagles long sleeve shirt that I have worn that I wore for the Giants game and that I wore for the 40 niners game So you best believe that

Andrew:

01:05:13.25 – 01:05:15.43 

 I’m gonna be um

Andrew:

01:05:16.1 – 01:05:37.82 

 wearing the same shirt for this for this game Like there’s no way in hell that I’m gonna be wearing anything else Like so you know that’s that’s number two um number three and I don’t know if you can like see it in here because I’m like facing them but I have an led light strip that’s uh in my office that just like lines the wall to just provide like a little bit of ambiance And I know I told you this story

Andrew:

01:05:37.99 – 01:05:48.17 

 of how my old roommate had his led light strip that turned green on the day of the Super Bowl and he couldn’t change it So on the day of the Super Bowl this is what I’m gonna do

Andrew:

01:05:49.2 – 01:06:07.07 

 I don’t know if you can see it on my screen but now another room is highlighted in green So I’m gonna the lights are changing the green So I’m getting like all the vibes like right for the game I’m gonna do everything in my power to try and help the eagles secure that victory So that’s everything off of my plate Um you know gonna be

Andrew:

01:06:07.33 – 01:06:17.13 

 um you know just like the smaller things like I consumed alcohol during the previous two games so I’m obviously gonna be consuming alcohol again But vince what about you What are you gonna be doing

Vince:

01:06:17.14 – 01:06:30.28 

 So it is kind of different from the past So in the Eagles Super Bowl run in the 2017 season um lining Kugel Snowdrift Vanilla Porter that was the drink I had

Vince:

01:06:30.61 – 01:06:58.0 

 So that was the superstition I had However this postseason has been very different So for the Giants game um Maggie and I went to Allen street grill and we happened to get a charcuterie board So with charcuterie we we split a bottle of wine so we did that and then the eagles just mopped up on the Giants So that was good So when the eagles played the 40 niners the following week I was like okay uh

Vince:

01:06:58.32 – 01:07:25.64 

 I think we need to do some charcuterie So we had some like cheese and bread and honey So we put I put some of that together while while I was watching the 40 niners game same result and also that day um that was the day I got my ninny blues wing t t shirt So if you haven’t seen it definitely check out the merch store It is very fresh I was very happy with it I wore that to the Penn State basketball game versus michigan

Vince:

01:07:25.91 – 01:07:40.32 

 And that was the last time Penn State won a basketball game And they did it in dominating fashion against Michigan for the biggest win in program history over the Wolverines So they did that I wore that for the 40 niners game afterwards

Vince:

01:07:40.59 – 01:07:52.75 

 So those are a couple of my superstitions I’m gonna do a charcuterie board I’m going to be wearing my navy blues uh wing T shirt and then on top of it I got my Devonta smith jersey So

Andrew:

01:07:52.75 – 01:08:10.5 

 dude I think everything that you said makes complete sense I think for a fellow believer in sports superstition I think you know you gotta you gotta go with what you know you gotta go with the consistency and what has worked previously and clearly that has been working So I obviously think that you guys need to go and enjoy some nice charcuterie

Andrew:

01:08:10.65 – 01:08:25.13 

 maybe go split a bottle of wine or three Uh you know I’m not going to tell you how to spend your day and how you want to pace yourselves but you know I just got to say that uh you know the details about the charcuterie board I think that’s very italian of you and I think that’s very on brand and I love it

Vince:

01:08:25.14 – 01:08:38.74 

 Yeah absolutely And uh a little known fact I actually learned this on Tiktok this week So um we talk a lot about Philadelphians and how the police department likes to grease the polls and then

Vince:

01:08:38.95 – 01:08:46.9 

 uh our fellow philadelphia sports fans enjoy climbing those pools So that that is actually a tradition

Vince:

01:08:47.04 – 01:09:11.83 

 that was brought over from italian immigrants to south Philly And you know I think they actually do that at the italian market festival that they have down in Philly And what they do is they grease the pole and at the top of the pool they actually have some cured meats and some cheeses Like I think there’s some mozzarella up there So you actually climb the grease pool and you try to grab like

Vince:

01:09:12.01 – 01:09:32.42 

 some mozzarella or a cured meat and and grab it and take it down with you So um that was actually a tradition that was brought over by italian immigrants and uh integrated its way into its sports culture somehow So you know you gotta thank the Italians for the Philadelphians climbing the poles in the streets

Andrew:

01:09:33.33 – 01:09:43.18 

 That’s actually awesome So yeah just philadelphia being quite a melting pot of different cultures and uh and traditions and stuff like that Look at us

Vince:

01:09:43.97 – 01:09:48.58 

 Yes Uh Italians are the best Uh you know nothing better than being italian

Vince:

01:09:49.55 – 01:10:01.97 

 And speaking of a talented guy Sirianni we got nick Sirianni uh coach johnson are super bowl So good vibes all around They’re gonna grease the pools They’re gonna put some cured meats and mozzarella on top and we’re gonna be good to go

Andrew:

01:10:01.98 – 01:10:10.33 

 I love it Um how are you feeling Are you anxious Are you just generally excited Like are you confident Like how do you feel

Vince:

01:10:10.34 – 01:10:17.52 

 definitely very nervous just because you know you’re going against Patrick Mahomes who he’s the best quarterback of this decade So

Vince:

01:10:17.78 – 01:10:35.53 

 um he makes me very nervous that he’s just going to be able to put up a lot of points and you know the Jonathan Gannon defense isn’t going to be able to stop him Uh They do have Andy Reid who is one of the best offensive minds in football history So I’m sure he knows that the eagles pass rush is very good and

Vince:

01:10:35.68 – 01:10:57.44 

 I think he’s going to work his offense around that And we’ve seen elite quarterbacks in the past do really well against the Jonathan Gannon defense and they just dip and dunk their way up the field with a bunch of five yard passes and until they’re in the end zone and I think that could give the eagles some fits if they’re unable to get off of the field and the Chiefs are able to put up points and

Vince:

01:10:57.71 – 01:11:16.55 

 um their defense I think is a little underrated Their pass rush is is pretty good too and they were second in the NFL in sacks behind the eagles So they have a very solid pass rush Um I do hope that the eagles can get the run game going Uh sometimes they’ve been successful with it Sometimes they’ve struggled So

Vince:

01:11:16.76 – 01:11:40.9 

 um it’s kind of a game where I could see see it going either way but I do feel good about Jalen hurts and his ability to score on this Chiefs defense I don’t think it’s going to be as good as the 40 niners and I think they’re able going to put a lot of points However the Chiefs are going to put up a lot of points to and I think it’s just gonna come down to uh you know which team can get in the forties to to win the game

Andrew:

01:11:41.54 – 01:11:59.76 

 Yeah I think that’s totally fair um completely agree with you I love having Jalen at the helm for this game I think that they are going to have some success offensively I think that this game overall is gonna be one of the trenches because you know that pass rush has to get there that’s the best part of the defense They have to get to my home they can’t lose contain on him

Andrew:

01:11:59.92 – 01:12:24.77 

 especially you know if he’s still gonna be feeling the effects of that high ankle sprain like they can’t let him go out and do his wizardry like he’s enjoyed doing against you know pretty much every team in the league so far So they got to get that going and I think you know offensively the line just has to be the line you know um obviously like you said this pass rush for the Chiefs is pretty good They’re talented They get after the quarterback So I think the line just needs to like really just show their best self and uh really

Andrew:

01:12:24.79 – 01:12:54.1 

 establish dominance They’re like getting those uh like those third and ones or those fourth and one situations Um you know just get a big old push and stuff like that opening up those holes for miles Sanders and Kenny gain well and stuff like that Like we’re gonna go where the line takes us So it’s gonna be one of the trenches Um you know that’s it I mean I like the eagles chances in both of those things but you know Patrick Mahomes being Patrick Mahomes is just always going to be a factor that is almost impossible to fully account for just because of how good and how

Andrew:

01:12:54.29 – 01:13:10.91 

 you know just unique he is as a quarterback So it’s gonna be an exciting game Um I’m you know I guess I’m more in the same boat as you I’m I’m nervous you know I’m optimistic but I’m nervous like you know so I’m like guarded in that regard So you know man I at this point I’m just like I’m with the game to happen Like give me the game

Vince:

01:13:10.92 – 01:13:17.0 

 Exactly And it’s kind of weird because I didn’t feel great going into the Super bowl against the Patriots I’m like

Vince:

01:13:17.28 – 01:13:43.58 

 oh no way nick Foles just like knocks off tom brady the most winning quarterback of all time and there he goes he he does against uh you know the biggest team the probably the most hated team in sport and on the biggest stage So um you know anything is possible uh I do agree with you we’re gonna go wherever the line takes us and I do think that you brought up a really good point and you know those third and ones fourth and ones that they can’t get stopped again

Vince:

01:13:43.84 – 01:13:53.03 

 on a QB sneak And I know uh Jason Kelsey and his brother they they sell the apparel uh from their podcast and one of their their hoodies says uh

Vince:

01:13:53.59 – 01:13:58.28 

 Quarterback Sneak it’s like 92% of the time all the time Like

Vince:

01:13:59.71 – 01:14:08.32 

 so it’s uh you know the QB sneak that’s gonna be the way to go and I think you’re gonna see uh or the the eagles trying to make some big fourth in one place

Andrew:

01:14:09.1 – 01:14:21.82 

 Absolutely man So obviously a huge weekend coming up for eagles fans and many fans alike So I think we all have something to be excited about and I’m sure we’re gonna be texting each other quite a bit during the game So looking forward to that

Andrew:

01:14:22.01 – 01:14:49.48 

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