Nate opens the show discussing his thoughts on the New England Patriots season. He discusses his feelings on Cam Newton, Bill Belichick, life without Tom Brady, the future of both Belichick and the team, and what he believes needs to happen in the off-season. Nate commits to giving Belichick a pass for a COVID riddled season and he cites his own being off the air for two months due to the pandemic but he says next year, there are no passes.
Nate discusses how teamwork is required to be successful in all parts of life and he directly relates the segment to New England's 35-30 loss to Seattle on Sunday Night Football. He says that it wasn't Cam Newton that lost the game for New England, no, he says that Nick Folk should be blamed for not doing his part. Folk, 1-3 this season, missed a crucial field goal which if he had gotten, would've set the Patriots up with a chip shot at the end and a Cam Newton game winning drive. Instead, Folk couldn't "do his job" and the Patriots lost in attempt to do what they should've have had to do. In the second segment, Nate makes his week three picks followed by a new Card of the day in the third.
Nate returns for season five and he tells us why it's important to stay positive. He discusses Cam Newton's journey to the New England Patriots and says boldly that in 2020 we are all Cam Newton's story. We've hit set backs, we'll hit more set backs, but we need to keep our eyes on the prize. Nate says that at no point did Cam give up despite not being wanted by any other team. Instead, he remained positive and he gave a team what it was looking for.
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.