1. In Friday’s Traina Ideas, I referred to as Joe Thomas’s lecture on Jeff Saturday’s hiring as Colts interim head coach, through Good Morning Soccer“excessive.”
Based mostly on Twitter suggestions, many individuals agreed with my take, whereas many others thought I used to be out of line, and there was nothing fallacious with Thomas’s opinion.
I am unable to wait to see how these folks react to seeing what Pat McAfee needed to say about Thomas and Invoice Cowher, who went off on the Saturday rent on CBS’s pregame present Sunday.
Now, clearly, McAfee has a canine on this combat. He was a longtime Colts participant, a teammate of Saturday and has a relationship with proprietor Jim Irsay. Nonetheless, you possibly can’t accuse McAfee of sugarcoating his emotions or holding again. On his Monday present, McAfee unloaded.
“It has been troublesome to not simply begin diving into the hypocrisy of the f—ing losers on tv who felt the must be puppets,” mentioned McAfee.
He then gave the generic “I respect Joe Thomas” line and praised Thomas as a soccer participant earlier than getting into on him.
McAfee began by mocking and mimicking Thomas’s over-the-top take. He then performed an previous clip of Thomas’s saying on McAfee’s present that he would in the future prefer to turn into the top coach of the Browns. In equity, it wasn’t obvious whether or not Thomas was kidding or not within the clip.
After the clip, McAfee turned severe.
“I do not suppose Joe Thomas is a nasty man,” mentioned McAfee. “I believe he is a puppet; I do not suppose he is a nasty man. I believe he felt obligated to say one thing, as a result of any person advised him how disrespected he felt as a substitute of taking a look at it from a sensible standpoint.
“That is an interim head teaching function. The Indianapolis Colts have underwhelmed all people on earth together with their fan base, actually because the soar this season after they tied the f—ing Houston Texans in Houston, and the Houston Texans are the Houston Texans.”
McAfee then turned his consideration to Cowher. Once more, McAfee first did the “Have loads of respect for Invoice Cowher, blah, blah, blah” factor earlier than stating that Cowher was employed as head coach of the Steelers at simply 34 years previous.
“He obtained employed at 34 in his hometown to be the top coach of the f—ing Pittsburgh Steelers, so if he perhaps caught loads of hearth every time he obtained employed for not incomes and deserving the job that he took and he now desires to challenge that on Jeff Saturday, he can take that up with himself.
However Invoice Cowher, shut the f— up, dude. He mentioned why did not John Fox get the job. Why did not Gus Bradley get the job? It is their first 12 months within the constructing, and, to be trustworthy, the staff has stunk since they obtained there.
You suppose Jim Irsay, who desires to rent an interim coach, goes, ‘You already know what, these guys simply obtained right here and though they’re doing OK, the protection is not unhealthy. Do I wish to rent these guys who do not know anyone right here? They’re simply working with the D. They do not know the constructing. They do not know how we function. They actually simply f—ing obtained right here and our staff hasn’t been good.’ Jim Irsay says, do I wish to rent them or does Jim Irsay say, ‘You already know what, give me a man who performed 13 years right here. Give me a man who’s in our Ring of Honor. Give me a man that has received a Tremendous Bowl right here. Give me a man that has sweat, bled and puked on this area for this program, who has constructed the Lucas Oil Stadium, the stadium during which we name house, alongside Peyton Manning and others. Give me a man who desires to be a coach, has been a coach and perhaps understands what this program is meant to be and he hires him, and so they all take pictures.”
McAfee continued for a few extra minutes, repeating his declare that some folks on TV are puppets and parrots, and accurately stating that “the backlash was absurd,” earlier than lastly ending his protection of Saturday with this:
“It was a wild week final week. All people was taking pictures at a few pals of mine within the group, and so they get a f—ing win, the opposite quarterback’s crying at a press convention, I imply this can be a lot higher than the place we had been, so congrats to Jeff, and f— off to all you parrots and on TV.”
You may agree or disagree with what McAfee mentioned and you may level out that he is not goal right here, however you possibly can’t deny that he is aware of easy methods to do compelling TV/radio.
It is bizarre, after I watched Thomas’s phase from GMFB, it felt compelled and excessive and never utterly trustworthy. In the meantime, McAfee is telling folks to F off, and it feels completely pure and trustworthy.
That is the signal of an amazing host.
2. If you wish to hear another person utterly go off on Invoice Cowher and Joe Thomas, Chris “Mad Canine” Russo spent the primary 12 minutes of his SiriusXM present Monday doing that.
3. As normal, Invoice Belichick is 100% right.
Not solely does it make sense that coaches ought to be capable to problem performs below two minutes; this rule change would additionally permit us to observe the hilarity of Belichick pulling out his problem flag from his sock extra usually.
4. I had Rutgers on Saturday, so I loved this week’s “Dangerous Beats” much more than normal.
5. HBO has launched the trailer for its upcoming four-part Shaquille O’Neal documentary, and it appears to be like good.
6. The newest SI Media Podcast includes a dialog with The Ringer’s Kevin Clark.
Clark weighs in on the Colts’ hiring Jeff Saturday as interim coach and whether or not the offended response from throughout the board was excessive. Clark additionally shares his ideas on Amazon Prime’s Thursday Evening Soccer telecast, the issue with NFL pregame exhibits, what is going on on with Aaron Rodgers proper now, whether or not the NFL ought to push again the commerce deadline, why he feels obsessed with scorching chocolate and far more.
Following Clark, Sal Licata from WFAN radio and SNY TV in New York joins Jimmy for his or her weekly “Traina Ideas” phase. This week, the fellows discuss concerning the anarchy on Twitter because of the brand new verification system, learn latest SI Media Podcast critiques and extra.
You may hearken to the podcast beneath or obtain it on Apple, Spotify and Google.
You may as well watch the SI Media Podcast on YouTube.
7. RANDOM VIDEO OF THE DAY: I do not condone this habits in any means, form or type, however how will you not be impressed that somebody can match 20 Rooster McNuggets in a single hand?
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