78 minutes | Jan 4th 2021

NFL Finish Line, Winners & Losers, Wild Card Storylines & Preview, 'Bama & Buckeyes Dominate, MLB's 'Not' Stove/Message To Mets Fans, Clips George Hears 'Chirping', Toews/Zdeno NHL News

Starting off the New Year in, what else, fiery fashion as I deliver all of what the sports universe has to offer as Episode 172 gets us off and running. On deck: (3:23) The NFL crosses the regular season finish line, with kudos going out to Roger Goodell and company for completing the season in the world of the coronavirus. I’ll touch on everything from the AFC Wild Card games being superior to the NFC. Week 17 winners & losers, Black Monday for NFL head coaches, storylines heading into Wild Card weekend, with a word on both the Chiefs and Packers. A preview of the six Wild Card matchups with predictions and much more. (47:36) I’ll recap the College Football playoff semifinal as, quite frankly, there was nothing to write home about as Alabama dispose of Notre Dame and Ohio St. dismantles Clemson. I’ll take an early look at the National Title Game to be played next Monday evening. (55:44) Time to start the clock on pitchers & catchers reporting to Spring Training, but the MLB Hot Stove is still as cold as a January day. What gives? Although the Padres continue to bolster their rotation by bringing in Yu Darvish. Are they thisclose to competing with the Dodgers in the NL West? As for the Mets, I’ll have to bring the fan base off of the ledge as there’s good reason why owner, Steve Cohen, has laid low during the free agency period. (1:02:58) The NBA for the most part has been quiet. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving didn’t come through in the clutch, Steph Curry is in familiar form and Paul George is hearing a ‘lot of chirping’ from his breathren throughout the league. I’ll get into all of that. (1:06:07) Kentucky finally wins an NCAA basketball game. In double OT, with their Coach John Calipari ejected! (1:07:17) The NHL season raises its curtain next week as a couple of their big stars (Chicago’s Jonathan Toews and new Washington Capitals D, Zdeno Chara) are discussed in regards to their health and new surroundings, respectively. (1:11:37) Plus, my Hero and Zero of the Week. Please subscribe, leave a rating and post a review on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, Stitcher, Spotify, Luminary, Amazon Music and iHeartRadio or wherever you get your podcasts. If you'd like to contribute to the production of the podcast, please visit my Patreon page at: www.patreon.com/TheJAYREELZPodcast Many thanks for all of your love and support. Intro/outro music by Cyklonus.
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