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Not an Analytics Guy: The Drive 9/14/18

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 9: Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos appeals to the referee for a touchdown call after making a catch on the edge of the end zone against the Seattle Seahawks at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on September 9, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The catch was ruled a touchdown. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Friday September 14th, 2018

The Drive with Big Al & DMac LIVE IN STUDIO!!! Troy Renck joins the show to talk about Nolan Arenado wearing a JETS jersey, and draws connections between Arenado & Darnold, or possibly the NY Yankees. Kevin Harlan joins the show to talk about the shape the Raiders are in currently, and notes that Derek Carr looked ‘off’ on Monday night. Kyle Freeland joins the show to explain the Colorado Rockies’ recent run of success as they head out on the road against the SF Giants.

 

LISTEN TO HOUR ONE HERE!!!

DMac laughs at Dave Lapham’s call during the Bengals TNF game last night, and the guys get into the King Soopers Fan Pick ‘Em. DMac points out it was a short week on the road against a division rival for the Ravens, and Big Al wants to know if DMac is a believer in analytics guys. Also, the guys notice the tension between Joe Flacco & Lamar Jackson in Baltimore.

In the Big 3, DMac asks Al what the Ravens loss on TNF means for the Broncos, and Big Al plays back audio from Steve Smith Sr.’s beef with Michael Irvin. Al tells DMac he would take Steve Smith Sr. over Irvin any day.

DMac tells athletes to be grateful for the career they have, and Big Al hates to see careers cut short due to injury. DMac talks about giving bad advice & playing it too safe.

 

LISTEN TO HOUR TWO HERE!!!

In Football @ Four, DMac talks about the Bills Mafia & the end of ‘table-slamming.’ Also, Al finds out why DMac wants all the 2018 rookie quarterbacks to perform so well.

Troy Renck joins the show to talk about Nolan Arenado wearing a JETS jersey, and draws connections between Arenado & Darnold, or possibly the NY Yankees. Troy says it’s a confident vibe around Dove Valley, and notes Vance Joseph’s desperation this season. Troy says this game is teetering on ‘must-win’ status, and Al asks if Troy feels comfortable going on the road right now. Also, DMac gets Troy’s score prediction for the Broncos game. Listen to the interview HERE!!!

Kevin Harlan joins the show to talk about the shape the Raiders are in currently, and notes that Derek Carr looked ‘off’ on Monday night. Harlan mentions how good the LA Rams looked against Oakland with all their big-time additions, and says we won’t find out about the teams in the AFC West until October. Also, Harlan says the Raiders did the best they could with the Khalil Mack trade. Listen to the interview HERE!!!

Kyle Freeland joins the show to explain the Colorado Rockies’ recent run of success as they head out on the road against the SF Giants. Kyle says the calf just cramped up on him during the DBacks game due to the hot Colorado weather & he’s all good. Big Al asks Freeland what it feels like to be right in the middle of the playoff race halfway through September. Listen to the interview HERE!!!

 

LISTEN TO HOUR THREE HERE!!!

The fellas get the Friday Fire Up fired up, and Big Al is fired up to see Case Keenum light it up! Listeners call in with reasons why the Broncos will beat the Raiders on Sunday. Al asks the listeners if they can feel it, and can’t wait for Denver to fix what they did wrong last week. Also, Big Al says the biggest difference in the Broncos & Raiders is Denver’s belief in Keenum & Oakland’s lack of belief in their receivers.

Al & DMac get into their King Soopers Fan Football Pick ‘Em, and Al loves what he’s seen from Tyreek Hill. Al thinks the Chiefs are a better football team than the Steelers, but keeps his Pittsburgh pick. DMac says the Buffalo Bills are a disaster, and both guys take the Chargers to win their game on Sunday.

DMac gets into the details about why the Denver Broncos will beat the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Big Al tells all the listeners to have a great weekend in the Mile High City.

 

(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

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