PTI Week of January 31 - February 4, 2022

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The long buildup to Super Bowl LVI commences and possible Tom Brady retirement talk.

And a preview of what future weeks of PTI will be like when football season ends and likely no guests (save for maybe an occasional Barkley appearance). Hint: That Godawful Word! game will likely get played. A LOT!!!!!

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Oh and as I promised some time ago, here is my log of all Word! playings since 2015 (the year after Reali left). All statistics through last week.

2015: 26 appearances

2016: 34 appearances (Dikembe Mutumbo hosted one playing)

2017: 36 appearances (original host Tony Reali hosted two playings)

2018: 31 appearances

2019: 34 appearances

2020 (pandemic year): 24 appearances (1 recap boycotted by me)

2021: 62 appearances (18 weeks we had a second helping of Word!)

2022: 7 appearances (3 weeks we had a second helping of Word!)


  • - on 7/30/2021, Word! Set a record with its’ 37th appearance of the year

So up until Covid hit, this crappy game was averaging somewhere between 30 - 35 playings a year. Then came last year. To this very day, I wonder of all the formerly Reali-hosted games they wanted to keep alive, WHY DID THEY HAVE TO GO WITH THIS ONE?!?!?
 

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:icon_mrtony: at home, :icon_wilbon: in studio

Did the Bengals win it or did the Chiefs gag it?

Did dropped interception doom 49ers?

Are you convinced Tom Brady will retire?

Mail Time!

Are you convinced Josh McDaniels will be better with the Raiders than with the Broncos?

Do you discount Rafael Nadal winning 21st Grand Slam with no Federer or (unvaccinated) Djokovic?

Happy 75th Birthday Nolan Ryan!
Happy Anniversary John Elway! - played last NFL game, leading Broncos to blowout win over Falcons in Super Bowl XXXIII 23 years ago
Happy Trails Team USA Men's Soccer! - lose World Cup qualifying game vs. Canada (BTW this game was so buried against the NFL I doubt anybody noticed)
Bonus Happy Trails Tom Howard! - retires as PTI director after 20 years

Big Finish

Impressed by Ashleigh Barty's win?
Big deal that Auburn offensive coordinator resigned?
Joel Ingles injury a big loss for Jazz?
Duke-Notre Dame who ya got?
Can 76ers beat Grizzlies without Joel Embiid?

Stay safe North America! GET VACCINATED!!!!!

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More on Tom Howard's retirement including the clip from yesterday.


:icon_mrtony: "We're keeping our fingers crossed that it all doesn't go to Hell without him."

To me, it already has with him when they decided continuing Word! without Reali (and with the Toss Up! voiceover guy) was a good idea.
 

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BTW Fill-in Frank is apparently filling in for Reali on ATH this week. Weird that Reali is skipping out during the first week of Super Bowl build-up.
 

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BTW Fill-in Frank is apparently filling in for Reali on ATH this week. Weird that Reali is skipping out during the first week of Super Bowl build-up.
It could be a family matter -- not that it's any of our business.

If it's a planned vacation, there's usually nothing in the first week of SB hype that deserves attention. There's always the following week.
 

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It could be a family matter -- not that it's any of our business.

If it's a planned vacation, there's usually nothing in the first week of SB hype that deserves attention. There's always the following week.
As long as it's not COVID-related.
 

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So about my prediction of what will lead off Today's show. Well...

:icon_mrtony: at home, :icon_wilbon: in studio

Brian Flores suing NFL for discrimination in hiring black coaches

Thoughts on Tom Brady's retirement becoming official

Could you see Jim Harbaugh coaching Vikings?

Word!

Yes, they're playing it on a Tuesday and still hosted by the Toss Up! voiceover guy

(Seriously, why couldn't Fill-in Frank host this segment instead of ATH?!?!?)

Lions fans should feel ______ about Matthew Stafford's success with Rams

= Melancholy
= Resentful

Kevin Porter Jr. was ______ for talking trash with Steph Curry

= Self-Defeating
= Oblivious

Happy 54th Birthday Mark Recchi!
Happy Anniversary John Stockton! - became NBA's all-time assists leader 27 years ago

I really hate Stockton these days largely due to his Trumpie-esque anti-vaccine stance. It's because of people like him that the pandemic - at almost two years and counting - will never be over

Happy Trails LeBron James! - LeBron will miss more games due to knee injury

Big Finish

Caleb Williams a big pickup for USC?
Is Bengals kicker getting too cocky?
Surprising win for Embiid-less 76ers?
Ken Dorsey a good choice to be Bills offensive coordinator?
Will Suns win their 11th in a row?

Stay safe North America! GET VACCINATED!!!!!

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:icon_mrtony: at home, Pablo Torre from NYC

Browns offer Hue Jackson bonuses to lose games (as was Brian Flores in Miami)?

Did Washington get it right with new nickname? (
: "It stinks!")

Will frigid temps help or hurt Team USA Men's soccer?

Toss Up! (Oh, sure. NOW they play Toss Up!)

Which QB would you rather have in the Super Bowl - Matthew Stafford or Joe Burrow?

= Stafford Pablo = Burrow

More attractive QB opening for Aaron Rodgers - Broncos or Bucs?

= Broncos Pablo = Broncos

As a Bucs fan, I want no part of Aaron Rodgers on my team unless he gets vaccinated.

Happy 70th Birthday Dave Casper!
Happy Anniversary Seattle Seahawks! - defeated Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII eight years ago
Happy Trails Brandon Ingram! - got ejected after blocking a shot and taunting afterwards

Big Finish

How big a deal is Suns' 11-game winning streak?
Lane Kiffin worried NIL will have too big of an impact?
Will Ben Simmons be traded?
Binghamton-Stony Brook who ya got?
Excited that Winter Olympics have started?

Stay safe North America! GET VACCINATED!!!!!

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Did I hear TK right? Are we really going to talk ... gasp ... Binghamton? Well, we do have a half-hour to fill.

:icon_mrtony: at home, :icon_wilbon: in studio

How hard will NFL investigate fixing games?

Surprised Jim Harbaugh not offered Vikings job?

Excited for the start of Winter Olympics?

Word!

For the third straight week (and counting), we get a second helping of this crappy game still hosted by the Toss Up! voiceover guy

I wonder if NFL owners have been fixing this show the last two years...

It's ______ that the Nets have lost six in a row

= Shocking
= Odds-Bashing

Jimbo Fisher's defense of the Texas A&M football program is ______

= Spirited
= Run-On

BTW I'm going to need a fill-in for Friday's recap as I really don't want to tackle this crappy game for a likely THIRD time!!!!! :mad:

Happy 70th Birthday Fred Lynn!
Happy (And Not-So-Happy) Anniversary Tom Brady - Happy: Won 1st Super Bowl 20 years ago; Not-So-Happy: Lost to Giants 14 years ago; Happy (again): Won final Super Bowl with Patriots three years ago
Happy Trails Honduras! - lose 3-0 to Team USA men's soccer in frigid Minnesota
Melancholy Happy Trails Bill Fitch 1932-2022

Big Finish

Bryson DeChambeau offered $135 million to join Saudi golf league?
How did 76ers lose to Beal-less Wizards?
How did Cavaliers lose to Rockets?
Aaron Rodgers reportedly building home in Tennessee?
Celebrating Binghamton's win over Stony Brook

Stay safe North America! GET VACCINATED!!!!!

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Do I really need to audition people to fill in for me in recap writing to get some time off?!?!?

Anyway, here's yesterday's show posted really late due to protest

:icon_mrtony: at home, :icon_wilbon: in studio

Bigger news - who the Jaguars hired (Doug Pederson) or who they didn't (Byron Leftwich)?

(I'm not a Jaguars fan but I honestly felt following the Urban Meyer disaster last year they needed to hire a former QB like Leftwich to restore some credibility for that franchise but because we have to have the modern day Hugh Culverhouse in Shad Khan, we get stuck with a retread)

Jim Harbaugh will not pursue NFL jobs again? (Right........)

Phil Mickelson: PGA Tour has "obnoxious greed"?

ESPN College basketball analyst Jay Bilas Five Good Minutes (As Todd stated earlier, at least it's not Word! again)

Happy 80th Birthday (a day early) Roger Staubach!
Happy Anniversary Tony Dungy! - became first black head coach to win a Super Bowl 15 years ago
Happy Trails Kawhi Leonard coming back! - likely out for the rest of the season

Big Finish

Thoughts on Suns finally losing?
Is Klay Thompson now officially back?
Who got snubbed from NBA All-Star Game?
How were the Opening Ceremonies?
Will Nets lose 7th in a row?

Stay safe North America! GET VACCINATED!!!!!

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