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Every sports fan thinks they know best and everyone in the media is trying to get your attention. Lucky for you, I'm both.

Almost Shameless Tanya Ray Fox

    • Sports
    • 4.1 • 23 Ratings

Every sports fan thinks they know best and everyone in the media is trying to get your attention. Lucky for you, I'm both.

    41. The Patriots and Bill Belichick know exactly what they‘re doing & the rest of the NFL just realized it

    41. The Patriots and Bill Belichick know exactly what they‘re doing & the rest of the NFL just realized it

    The Patriots beat the Bills in an unforgettable way on Monday Night Football to take sole possession of the No. 1 seed in the AFC heading into their bye week. The aftermath was fraught with accusations of overreaction and hyperbole, balanced out by the dawning realization from everyone else that the Patriots are back on top. Tanya breaks down exactly what the conditions were like and rips into people who complain about bad weather games outside (3:08). Then she explains that Monday's unique game plan was no fluke, it was the culmination of everything that Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniels have been preparing for (8:31). Then Tanya reads a few criticisms of the Bill Belichick praise from prominent media members and she responds by laying out the history of QBs who succeed in their rookie year then go on to win the Super Bowl early in their careers (15:20). Finally, Tanya rips Bills coach Sean McDermott's insulting lack of accountability and deflection after the game (24:48).  

    • 31 min
    40. Long live Bill Belichick plus NFL 2021 ‘This or That‘ with guest Mike D‘Abate

    40. Long live Bill Belichick plus NFL 2021 ‘This or That‘ with guest Mike D‘Abate

    Tanya is joined by the host of the Locked on Patriots podcast and writer for SI Patriots Maven, Mike D'Abate to catch up on the NFL season through Week 13. They kick things off by chatting about the players on the offense who are best positioned to help Mac Jones continue his hot streak (4:48). Then they hit on the state of the Patriots defense and if that unit has any weaknesses (10:41), which guys might be the unsung heroes on the season so far (16:54), and how they expect the final five games of the season to play out (22:40). Then Tanya makes Mike play a rousing game of 'This or That' NFL 2021 Edition  where they touch on topics across the league (27:02).

    • 46 min
    39. Bill Belichick has Patriots poised to become leading Super Bowl contenders sooner than later

    39. Bill Belichick has Patriots poised to become leading Super Bowl contenders sooner than later

    Tanya starts things off this week by taking a look at Cam Newton's triumphant return to the Panthers and to the field in Week 10, and what it could mean for Carolina in a surprisingly open NFC South divisional race (5:08). Then it's a full deep dive into what the Patriots are doing that's working so well, how Bill Belichick turned a rebuild into real playoff contention, the rise of their elite defense and what the next two games could mean for the season-long outlook of the conference (9:35).

    • 27 min
    38. Patriots 2021 Midseason Awards!!

    38. Patriots 2021 Midseason Awards!!

    The New England Patriots have played nine games in this new 18 week season and so it's time for the Almost Shameless Podcast to hand out some midseason awards!! First, Tanya quickly touches on a few of the biggest stories of the week, including Odell Beckham Jr. signing with the Rams over the Patriots (among others), Cam Newton landing back with the Panthers and the Ravens losing a very bizarre game to the Dolphins (2:45). Then it's time to hand out the awards for the best offensive, defensive, special teams, rookie and comeback players on the Patriots through the first half of the season, as well as some bonus team awards for best loss and best win of the year so far (7:08).

    • 25 min
    37. Patriots finally have everyone‘s attention, but can they keep it? Plus Aaron Rodgers is a fraud

    37. Patriots finally have everyone‘s attention, but can they keep it? Plus Aaron Rodgers is a fraud

    The Patriots secured their biggest win of the season on the road against the Los Angeles Chargers with a classic Bill Belichick defensive performance and some old-school possession offense. Now that people are paying attention to the GOAT and his rookie up in New England, can they deliver on the promise they've shown and make a real playoff run? Tanya addresses that, where they stand in the AFC playoff picture as of now, and what it will take to sustain this momentum (2:40). Then she lays into Aaron Rodgers for being a know-it-all fraud who asserted his dominance all over Green Bay only to now hand his potential replacement the biggest opportunity of his career (18:55).

    • 26 min
    36. Stop expecting Roger Goodell to be someone he‘s not, don‘t embarrass Aaron Rodgers by comparing him to Tom Brady

    36. Stop expecting Roger Goodell to be someone he‘s not, don‘t embarrass Aaron Rodgers by comparing him to Tom Brady

    Tanya is back and kicks things off with examining the harsh realities of Roger Goodell's reign over the NFL, and a critique of the way fans and media respond to the lack of transparency in league culture and investigations (3:00). Then she moves onto Thursday night's wild game between the Cardinals and Packers, and the resulting praise of Aaron Rodgers that took a turn back into the delusional GOAT discussion that won't go away (17:12). 

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

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