Guest host Rob Maaddi reviews the thrilling games on NFL championship Sunday, explains his Major League Baseball Hall of Fame voting philosophy and shares his views on Carson Wentz’s relationship with Eagles teammates.
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AP NFL writer Barry Wilner joins Rob to discuss what the NFL can do about its officiating problem.
AP deputy sports editor Oskar Garcia offers his thoughts on the NFL attempting to ban some prop bets and baseball writer Ben Walker tells us if he’d rather build a team around Bryce Harper or Manny Machado.
Yes, the Los Angeles Rams got away with a flagrant foul (or two) by cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman that allowed them to sneak out of New Orleans with the NFC championship, right past the highway sign on the causeway over Lake Pontchartrain reading, ”WE WERE ROBBED .”
Yes, the Patriots won in Kansas City thanks to four critical calls going New England’s way in the fourth quarter, three of which were iffy: a replay reversal of Julian Edelman’s muffed punt , a phantom roughing-the-passer call on Chris Jones and Chris Hogan’s drive-sustaining one-handed catch with a little help from the ground.
The George Halas and Lamar Hunt Trophies may be smudged amid the backlash over the officiating gaffes, but they aren’t entirely tarnished because strategy and execution had as much to do with the outcomes.
Bill and Tommy Back Where they Belong