Nate explains why having leadership at the top is crucial and he says that leadership at the top and culture go hand-in-hand. He credits Chicago's run to the World Series as a result of a positive culture change and leadership at the top that trickles down throughout the organization. He explains that successful people in positions of power always have a blue print and know the organization before they come in and he says we need to move away from national searches and look within our own communities. In segment two, he makes his week eight NFL picks and he closes the show out with the results of 50, 75, 100 Hope and card of the day.
Nate talks about how New England is so lucky to have Tom Brady. He says we don't give Tom enough credit for learning the correct way to take hits in the NFL. He points out the fact that Jay Cutler has none of the qualities a Tom Brady has and he says although John Fox is a great coach, he will most likely lose his job because of his decision to stick with Cutler. In the second segment, he talks about how he believes this is the year for the Chicago Cubs. He says leadership starts at the top of that organization and it trickles down. He says the Cubs have all the right pieces to make it happen. He closes the show with card of the day.
Nate spends the first segment talking about how the power of positive thinking and doing trumps anything negative we could ever do. He says the Cincinnati Bengals are an undisciplined football team and that if he were a member of their front office it would be time to make changes. He also critisizes Cam Newton on the way he handles himself after losses and says that there's a reason they're 1-5 since the Super Bowl. In the second segment, Nate gives you his week seven NFL picks and he closes the show in the third with Card of the day.
Nate is live from Gillette Stadium for the home return of Tom Brady. He discusses Tom in the first segment and tells you the difference between Tom's style vs Jacoby Brissett's style. He says in life we need to train ourselves to do more than just what our specialty entails. In the second segment, he welcomes Brian McDougall via the LSN 'what's your take' hotline. Nate and Brian discuss the Red Sox, Patriots, politics, and Brian picks a team who he thinks will win by ten or more. Nate closes the show with his week six NFL picks and Card of the Day.
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. He closes the show with a mailbag question.
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.