78 minutes | Sep 2nd 2019

LTSSP 201 - The Smacktacular: Andrew Luck Retires, WTF Happened to Freddy Adu? and Pepe's Picks Week 1

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Tommy and Justin have been renewed for a second season, just in time for the first week of the NFL! They're also joined by Michael Pepe for a brand new Pepe's picks for week 1. They discuss Andrew Luck, yell about bird poop and cocaine, chat about the Rich Paul rule, DeMarcus Cousins, ask WTF Happened to Freddy Adu, and basically just talk a lot of smack.00:00:00 Welcome to Season 2!00:01:14 Brand new logo for the podcast, merch on its way00:03:29 Brand new website smacktalkpodcast.com00:04:29 Shout out to Bronson00:04:52 Shwaggers Says Sorry00:07:50 NFL free agency moves - Jadeveon Clowney to the Seahawks00:09:54 Andrew Luck retires00:10:14 The mobile QB is a decades-old storyline00:14:20 Jacoby Brissett is slated to start for the Colts00:14:43 There’s a lack of depth of talented QBs in the NFL00:17:43 LeSean McCoy just got picked up by the Chiefs00:19:29 Seahawks cut both Paxton Lynch and Geno Smith00:20:48 Broncos only have Joe Flacco and no backup QBs00:22:42 Demaryius Thomas technically off the Patriots but will probably be back on the team00:23:00 Josh Gordon is back (!)00:24:50 WTF happened to Freddy Adu, MLS’ alleged savior from 2004?00:30:04 If Freddy had been who was hyped up to be, US soccer would be more powerful00:31:43 Freddy has similarities to TO and Ochocinco00:32:53 NCAA’s Rich Paul rule controversy - agents were told they need to have a bachelor’s degree00:36:14 A lot of college athletes don’t go to class00:38:00 It’s incredibly difficult to balance all the responsibilities of being a student-athlete00:41:13 Players’ unions are decent at teaching incoming players some level of financial understanding00:42:09 Mike Tyson and his team smoke $40K of marijuana at his ranch every month00:43:42 Tyler Skaags did die of an overdose00:46:00 The Dave Chappelle special00:46:53 There is an epidemic of drug use that includes fentanyl00:48:07 With that type of salary, you should get help00:48:44 MLB is doing a Field of Dreams game in 2020 at the original field from the movie00:50:51 Police arrested a college QB for having bird droppings on his car00:56:00 Tommy didn’t swear for once00:56:18 DeMarcus Cousins has a warrant out for his arrest due to domestic violence00:57:03 Lakers got problems, y’all00:59:52 Intro to Pepe’s Picks - NFL Week 1!01:00:26 Pepe’s Picks - Thursday Night - Green Bay vs Chicago01:03:05 Pepe’s Picks - KC vs Jax01:04:00 Pepe’s Picks - Rams vs Panthers01:05:52 Pepe’s Picks - Pittsburgh at NE01:08:13 Houston Rockets just re-signed Eric Gordon01:09:20 The Warriors run may be over01:09:50 Gronk’s coming back! Tommy predicts it01:10:35 Lightning round - Bears or Packers?01:12:20 Lightning round - Steelers or Pats?01:13:42 Lightning round - Worst scandal in NFL history?01:15:26 Lightning round - Worst MLB scandal?01:16:40 Lightning round - Best part of our new logo (self-promotion FTW!)
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