Tommy and Justin have been renewed for a second season, just in time for the first week of the NFL! They're also joined by Michael Pepe for a brand new Pepe's picks for week 1. They discuss Andrew Luck, yell about bird poop and cocaine, chat about the Rich Paul rule, DeMarcus Cousins, ask WTF Happened to Freddy Adu, and basically just talk a lot of smack.
00:00:00 Welcome to Season 2!
00:01:14 Brand new logo for the podcast, merch on its way
00:03:29 Brand new website smacktalkpodcast.com
00:04:29 Shout out to Bronson
00:04:52 Shwaggers Says Sorry
00:07:50 NFL free agency moves - Jadeveon Clowney to the Seahawks
00:09:54 Andrew Luck retires
00:10:14 The mobile QB is a decades-old storyline
00:14:20 Jacoby Brissett is slated to start for the Colts
00:14:43 There’s a lack of depth of talented QBs in the NFL
00:17:43 LeSean McCoy just got picked up by the Chiefs
00:19:29 Seahawks cut both Paxton Lynch and Geno Smith
00:20:48 Broncos only have Joe Flacco and no backup QBs
00:22:42 Demaryius Thomas technically off the Patriots but will probably be back on the team
00:23:00 Josh Gordon is back (!)
00:24:50 WTF happened to Freddy Adu, MLS’ alleged savior from 2004?
00:30:04 If Freddy had been who was hyped up to be, US soccer would be more powerful
00:31:43 Freddy has similarities to TO and Ochocinco
00:32:53 NCAA’s Rich Paul rule controversy - agents were told they need to have a bachelor’s degree
00:36:14 A lot of college athletes don’t go to class
00:38:00 It’s incredibly difficult to balance all the responsibilities of being a student-athlete
00:41:13 Players’ unions are decent at teaching incoming players some level of financial understanding
00:42:09 Mike Tyson and his team smoke $40K of marijuana at his ranch every month
00:43:42 Tyler Skaags did die of an overdose
00:46:00 The Dave Chappelle special
00:46:53 There is an epidemic of drug use that includes fentanyl
00:48:07 With that type of salary, you should get help
00:48:44 MLB is doing a Field of Dreams game in 2020 at the original field from the movie
00:50:51 Police arrested a college QB for having bird droppings on his car
00:56:00 Tommy didn’t swear for once
00:56:18 DeMarcus Cousins has a warrant out for his arrest due to domestic violence
00:57:03 Lakers got problems, y’all
00:59:52 Intro to Pepe’s Picks - NFL Week 1!
01:00:26 Pepe’s Picks - Thursday Night - Green Bay vs Chicago
01:03:05 Pepe’s Picks - KC vs Jax
01:04:00 Pepe’s Picks - Rams vs Panthers
01:05:52 Pepe’s Picks - Pittsburgh at NE
01:08:13 Houston Rockets just re-signed Eric Gordon
01:09:20 The Warriors run may be over
01:09:50 Gronk’s coming back! Tommy predicts it
01:10:35 Lightning round - Bears or Packers?
01:12:20 Lightning round - Steelers or Pats?
01:13:42 Lightning round - Worst scandal in NFL history?
01:15:26 Lightning round - Worst MLB scandal?
01:16:40 Lightning round - Best part of our new logo (self-promotion FTW!)