Nate returns to thank listeners for tuning in during season four and to let listeners know that because he had to cut the season short, he made donations to One Mission and the Make A Wish Foundation of Vermont. He talks to listeners about the XFL season, the sports stoppage in general, and he looks forward to returning for season five in September!
Nate discusses routine and how sometimes when you don't change it, fate changes it for you. He says that in Tampa Bay, Marc Trestman was so fixed on his routine of playing two quarterbacks that the only thing that would change it is a blessing in disguise. He says that Trestman couldn't do it himself but because of fate, when the change was made, good things began to happen. Tampa Bay won its first game. In the second segment, Nate reviews his week four picks and makes his week five picks while also providing the results of Time Travel Fantasy. In the final segment, he provides listeners with a new card of the day!
Nate discusses the LA Wildcats first win and says that in life we sometimes need to make change even if that change isn't popular. He explains that Winston Moss made change after week one and because of it, his team bought in and learned valuable lessons. Nate explains what those lessons are and says that opposite of Winston Moss, Marc Trestman did the opposite. In the second segment, Nate talks about his week three picks and makes his week four picks while also talking about Time Travel Fantasy Football. He closes the show with Card of the day.
On today's show, Nate discusses Eli Rogers decision to play football on Saturday rather than attend his Mother's funeral. Nate says that in life, we need to make decisions that are best for us and not always everybody else. He talks about how in 2020 our decisions are often impacted by what people say or think online and he draws comparison to bullying and what things were like in the 90's vs 2020. In the second segment, he gives you his week three XFL picks and gives you the results of Time Travel Fantasy. In the final segment, he has a special card of the day.
Nate is on to the XFL and talks about the success of week one! He says that in life, we must be creative and we must believe in ourselves and that creativity. He says that sometimes its ok to ask for help and he points to Vince McMahon's second go around as one where he did and he says it's going to translate to success. In the second segment, Nate makes his week two XFL picks and tells listeners the result of week one of Time Travel Fantasy. In the final segment, he treats listeners to a very special card of the day!
Nate talks about how we should never give up in life and he says that because Andy Reid has never given up, he's finally punched his ticket to Canton. The Chiefs defeated the 49ers in Super Bowl 54 and Nate uses the win as an example of never giving up. He talks about how the Chiefs not only came back in this game but how they found a way all post-season. In the second segment, he talks about how Vince McMahon, like Andy Reid, didn't give up and how his revived XFL will launch this weekend. In the final segment of the show, Nate answers questions in the mail bag.
In this special episode of Nate's Take, Nate spends two segments discussing Kobe Bryant. In the first segment, he admits he was wrong on the way the Lakers handled Kobe in his final season and he also encourages listeners to make amends with anyone who they're having conflict with in life. He talks about his feelings on Kobe, what it meant to him, and what it meant to so many who spent the day mourning the loss. In the second of the two segments, Nate discusses a special card of the day.
Nate talks about leadership in the 49ers organization and he says that because they found a guy with a similar vision and took a risk, they're playing the Super Bowl. He explains how we need to stop judging people by what their resume says they can do and instead to take the time to listen. He also says that on the other end, we need to not be afraid to take those risks and make those ideas happen. In the second segment, he recaps some of Championship weekend in the NFL while also using the segment to discuss some upcoming segments on the show. In the final segment, he has an all new card of the day.
Nate talks about how in life we should never not expect the unexpected and he makes the comparison to the NFL Divisional round games between the Houston Texans and the Kansas City Chiefs and the Baltimore Ravens and Tennessee Titans. In the second segment, Nate discusses the divisional round match ups and goes over his AFC and NFC Championship game picks. He closes the show talking about a new segment on the show called Time Travel Fantasy Football and an all new card of the day!
Nate opens the show by discussing the Patriots loss to the Titans and he tells listeners that sometimes in life all good things come to an end. He explains that the Patriots are now in rebuilding mode and you should only expect them to get younger. In the second segment, he reviews his wildcard picks and makes his divisional round picks. He has a new card of the day in his final segment.