Nate opens by talking about Ronda Rousey's return to UFC and he says it's a major win for Dana White. He says that Rousey is a celebrity in her sport but that she's also a villain and he says that she is what the NHL lacks. He says the UFC is poised to take hockey out of the number four spot in pro sports as hockey faces the risk of taking big hits and fighting out of it's game. He says Gary Bettman knows what to do but he hasn't fully done it and it could end up being his legacy. In the second segment, he talks about the Chicago Cubs and Steve Bartman.
Nate discusses Tom Brady's return and he says a chip on his shoulder along with the ability to throw down the field is the Tom Brady difference. He also says Tom has made the most of his opportunity and in life we can do that too. In the second segment, he discusses his thoughts on Colin Kaepernick and the Black Lives Matter movement. Nate closes the show with his Thursday night pick and Card of the Day.
Nate says that there are three keys that make good teams and good coaches successful in sports. He says they must stand tall, listen, and show courage. He says the same about life. In the second segment, he talks about his thoughts on the wildcard format in Major League Baseball and he says that he doesn't agree with the one game winner take all format. He thinks that the NBA and NHL have it right but he acknowledges that Rob Manfred knows it's a problem and will work to fix it even if he won't publicly acknowledge it. He closes the show with Card of the Day.
Nate spends the first segment talking about the career of David Ortiz. He says Ortiz didn't just make a big impact on baseball with his hits, but also with his words, and his community involvement. He explains that not every athlete gets that kind of treatment. It takes excellent numbers, a role model, and longevity. In the second segment, Nate gives you his week five NFL picks and he closes the show with an all-new card of the day!
Nate talks about different sports teams, players, and coaches who have used an unexpected motivational lift to move them forward. He says in life we all get that motivational lift from time to time. In the second segment of the show he talks about why Rex Ryan isn't a great head coach and he says he's not elite, shouldn't be in the same category as Belichick, and he says his biggest problem is the bulletin board material he gives to other teams. He closes the show with a NFL rookie Card of the Day.
Nate admits he was wrong and he says that he wasn't the only one. Outside of the fans in Philly nobody saw what's happening with the Eagles coming. He also says that what they're doing is what he always preaches on the show. He says they're taking risks and from the way it appears those risks are working out. He explains that it's a major reason why the NFL is great. During the second segment of the show, Nate gives his week four NFL picks and he closes the show with another Card of the Day.
Nate compares the Cleveland Browns to a girl who can't always get what she wants and he says they're a complete mess. He also tells you how to find success through listening to the people around you and your gut. In the second segment he tells you another way to find success and it may surprise you. He closes the show out with the Card of the Day segment.
Nate says life is about making things happen and he says New England is going to find a way against Houston. He says there's a reason Garoppolo was a second rounder and Brissett a third. He encourages listeners to find ways in their own lives to make things happen. In the second segment, he continues talking about making things happen by talking about Tim Tebow. Nate says Tebow isn't selfish contrary to what the national media is saying. He also says Tebow is being an example by taking risks to make things happen. He closes the show out with Card of the Day.
Nate explains why taking risks is sometimes a risk in itself but that the Minnesota Vikings took a risk on Sam Bradford and it's paying off. He also says sometimes in life you have to pay a little more to enjoy the time that you have and the Vikings are enjoying the time they have. He briefly talks about Jimmy Garoppolo and he gives his week three NFL picks. He closes the show out with a high valued Card of the Day segment.
Nate is at Gillette Stadium for the Patriots opener against the Dolphins. He'll talk Patriots in the first segment and he'll reiterate the fact that he believes Jimmy Garoppolo is a future franchise quarterback. He also says he's glad the Tom Brady banner is down and he says not to think for a second that Bill Belichick didn't have anything to do with it. In this second segment of the show he makes his week two NFL picks and he closes the show out in the third segment with a special Patriots Card of the Day segment.