The Slumpbuster
The Slumpbuster
Oct 14, 2021
The Slumpbuster Ep 115: Gruden Resigns, Braves Advance, ALCS Preview, Bruce Bochy and NFL Week 6!
Play • 1 hr 23 min

Welcome in Slumpbusters! On today's episode Kyle and Ju-Ju take on the biggest breaking news from the world of Major League Baseball and the National Football League. Enjoy our predictions and speculation surrounding a very active sports week. 

We start off the show talking about the Padres opening at the managerial spot following the release of Jayce Tingler. Prior to the 2021 season, the San Diego Padres were expected to be competing for the NL West and even a World Series pennant. Following a 79-83 finish, Tingler was the first head to roll. Now with an open position who will the Padres hire? Bruce Bochy? Ron Washington? Buck Showalter? (3:45)

We stick with the baseball talk as we discuss the latest happenings in the 2021 MLB Postseason. The Atlanta Braves put away the Milwaukee Brewers following an impressive late homer by Freddie Freeman off one of the leagues best closers in Josh Hader. With an NLCS opponent yet to be determined we turn our attention to our ALCS preview. The Boston Red Sox managed to pull the upset and beat AL East rival Tampa. While on the other side of the bracket the Houston Astros dispatched of the White Sox in Chicago. Will the Red Sox be able to outslug the Astros or is Houston truly the best team in the American League? (9:15)

The next big thing we jump into is the controversy surrounding former Raiders head coach Jon Gruden. Following a series of offensive emails to Bruce Allen, Gruden made the decision to resign from his position with the Las Vegas Raiders. Was this a justified decision? What does the future hold for Gruden and the Raiders? How do we reintegrate the "cancelled" back into a civil society? Enjoy this discussion as we give our most nuanced take on this very serious subject. (28:00) #JonGruden #Raiders #Raidernation

We also give our usual NFL Week 6 Preview and Predictions:

Miami Dolphins (+3) @ Jacksonville Jaguars - London, UK (20:30)

Las Vegas Raiders (+3.5) @ Denver Broncos (56:00)

Arizona Cardinals (+3) @ Cleveland Browns (1:01:00)

Los Angeles Chargers (+3) @ Baltimore Ravens (1:07:00)

Green Bay Packers (+4.5) @ Chicago Bears (1:13:00)

Recorded: Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Music: "Flama" by Lalo Production Beats

Host:

Julian "Ju-Ju" Martinez

Ig & Twitter: @jujutalkssports

Kyle Ledbetter

Take It Easy Podcast

Ig: @kyle.ledbetter619 | Twitter: @CSM_MemeInsta

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Website: https://www.theslumpbuster.com/

 

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