What to Watch on Netflix – Dan’s 11 Picks

If you ever visited my man cave, there is a wall and four, big bookshelves dedicated to DVDs. I love movies and good TV shows. Then there’s the other wall in the man cave with movie and TV show posters of some of my favorites.

Then the rest of the man cave is sports.

But with a lot of us either at home or working from home these days, you might be looking for some new shows to watch and keep you entertained.

Below is my list of shows you either haven’t heard about, or didn’t jump out to you right away on Netflix. I purposely left off some of the more popular ones, otherwise “The Office”, “The Irishman”, and “Stranger Things” would have made this list. But if you haven’t seen those three, I do recommend watching them!

You

There are two seasons of You out right now and you may think it’s a chick flick type of show. Well, it is in a lot of ways. But, it’s also creepy as hell and you find yourself rooting for the villain.

Outlander

I’m a BIG fan of Game of Thrones. But if I had to pick between Game of Thrones and Outlander, I give the nod to Outlander. Outlander is on Starz, but Netflix has some of the seasons up. My wife and I love this show. It is extremely underrated. Just don’t let the kids watch it. There’s more, uh, “scenes” the kids shouldn’t see compared to Game of Thrones.

The Frankenstein Chronicles

Originally aired on BBC back in the day. If you like a British detective story where the main character was Ned Stark in Game of Thrones, you will enjoy this show

Ripper Street

Another BBC detective show that has a large group of Game of Thrones alums.

Extremely Wicked Shockingly Evil and Vile

Zac Efron portrays Ted Bundy so well, it’s creepy as hell.

Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

If you like documentaries, this is a good one. I grew up not really knowing the whole story about Ted Bundy. This was something.

The Highwaymen

Based on the true story of how Bonnie and Clyde came to their end. Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson are awesome.

Sherlock

Another BBC detective show. What can I say? But Benedict Cumberbatch is amazing as this modern era version of Sherlock Holmes, who’s also a huge smart ass.

Godless

I’m a big Jeff Daniels fan. I think he is one of the most underrated actors out there. If you like westerns, you will enjoy this show.

The Innocent Man

Based on a true story and book from author John Grisham, this is sort of like Making a Murderer, but really goes into a lot more detail and research on these cases.

The Kominsky Method

A great comic relief show from two all-time actors, Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin

What I’m Watching Now: The English Game

Extra point here. The show I’m currently watching is The English Game. Based on a true story from the 1800’s and its centered around Soccer. I’m not the biggest soccer fan, but so far this is a good watch.

All-Time NFL Draft

These are definitltly some weird, crazy, and scary times going on in our world right now. We’re all in this together!

So while I know there isn’t a lot of sports chat to go around right now, let’s use this time to get a little creative and have some fun with sports.

One thing we’ll be kicking off is an all-time NFL Draft with YOU the listeners. Everyone is on the table from any era. 22 Rounds. 1 round each day. You text in your pick when it’s your time to pick. We’ll hold each round from 7:20-7:50 AM so make sure you’re listening! You can have a co-GM to fill in for you if needed.

The deadline to sign up is today! So put your GM skills to the test! More info to come to those of you who signed up! Here is the link: https://campaign.aptivada.com/proform/812458?embed=true&parent=http%253A%252F%252Fwayyradio.com%252Fprize-dugout%252F

And don’t forget to vote daily on the matchups for the best sports movie as we figure out who gets the crown for the best sports movie ever!

Finally, THANK YOU to all of you who have been listening and participating!

Championship Picks

Titans at Chiefs

The Titans have been super impressive in the playoffs and I don’t know if anyone can stop Derrick Henry right now. But I don’t think the Titans can stop this Chiefs offense either.

The Pick: Chiefs 27 Titans 17

Packers at 49ers

The key to victory is the trenches. The big boys. Can the Packers o-line slow down the 49ers d-line? Can the Packers d-line stop the rush and put pressure on the 49ers? That will all decide the game.

I really, really, really wanna pick the Packers here…………………….

The Pick: 49ers 23 Packers 20

Divisional Round Picks

Vikings vs 49ers

This one I think is either close, or it could be a blowout on each side. Kyle Shanahan vs Mike Zimmer. Who wins between the two play callers will determine this game.

The Pick – 49ers 23 Vikings 17

Titans vs Ravens

If you like running the football, this is the game for you. The Ravens were the top rushing team in the league, but the titans have the individual rushing champ.

The Pick – Ravens 27 Titans 13

Texans vs Chiefs

The Titans escaped a wild game last week against the Chiefs. Patrick Mahomes won’t be doing the same antics that Josh Allen was doing for the Bills.

The Pick – Chiefs 30 Texans 17

Seahawks vs Packers

Can the Packers defense stop Russell Wilson? The biggest match-up of the game is the Packers defense vs Russell Wilson in terms of both passing and rushing.

The Pick – Packers 20 Seahawks 16

Dan’s Wild Card Picks

Wild Card weekend is here! The NFL Playoffs!

Here are my picks for this weekend’s games:

Bills at Texans

I think this is a sneaky good game. I’m struggling with this one a bit. How effective is JJ Watt going to be in this game? Is Josh Allen ready for the moment?

The Pick: Texans 17 Bills 10

Titans at Patriots

Seems like a lot of people are high on the Titans and I get it. Ryan Tannehill is playing out of his mind. Derrick Henry is the rushing champ. But, it’s still the Patriots

The Pick: Patriots 23 Titans 17

Vikings at Saints

Who ya rooting for Packers fans? The Vikings to avoid the Saints or do you just want the Vikings out of the playoffs? The key for the Vikings will be Kirk Cousins. Can he do it?

The Pick: Saints 27 Vikings 20

Seahawks at Eagles

The battle of who has enough healthy bodies to play this game. Seahawks are the better team.

The Pick: Seahawks 27 Eagles 17

What Expectations?

How should we view this Packers team?

I’m talking about how we should view them in terms of expectations for this season.  You know what I’m getting at?

Because for most of us, we didn’t see this coming. We didn’t see a 9-3 start through the first three quarters of the season and in first place in the division under a first year head coach who only had one year experience in play calling.

But yet, here we are. Four games left in the regular season and the Packers are right in the thick of a top heavy NFC. So what should our expectations be? Championship or bust? Are you just enjoying the moment because you didn’t expect this happening THIS year?

I’ve battled back-and-forth on this. I didn’t have high expectations this year. I picked them to finish third in their division so I should just be enjoying the ride, right? But, I’m also a big believer in expectations change through the course of any team’s season. But yet, there are things that I see with this team that just doesn’t give me a ton of confidence to win the Super Bowl.

After much inner turmoil and back-and-forth arguments between the two Dan’s in my head, I’ve come to a conclusion I think all Packers fans should come to. At what level of expectations should we hold this 2019-20 Packers team to?

To quote Jake Taylor from the theatrical classic Major League:

“Win the whole *bleep* thing”

Fans should absolutely enjoy what this team is doing so far this year and enjoy the ride. Football is fun again in Green Bay! Live in the moment!

But, given that they have put themselves in a position to get to the playoffs, the expectations have changed.  And that’s a good thing. It means your football team is competitive and competing for the ultimate prize.

We know the Packers are struggling in certain areas and their statistical rankings on defense and special teams are, well, not good in areas. They do have areas they need to really improve on if they want to win a Super Bowl. No doubt about it.

But I’ll say it again. They’re 9-3. They are a good football team.  Maybe not the best, but they are a good football team. And sometimes good enough, in football believe it or not, gets you a Lombardi trophy. Get to the playoffs and weird things happen.

And last time I checked the NFL rules, there is no rule that says a rookie head coach can’t get to or win a Super Bowl.  

And there is a difference between having higher expectations for your team and just constantly calling out bad play calling, calling for someone to get fired already, or always finding a negative in a win. Come on now. We can criticize bad plays by players or questionable play calls now and then. But it sure seems like were quick to criticize something compared to giving props to a good play call. Allow yourself to be happy with a win regardless of who it’s against and upset with a loss regardless of how it happened.

Enjoy the ride and have Super Bowl expectations. You can do both. Stop always looking at the negatives. We know they’re there, but there are also some good things with this team. Believe me!

Whatever happens happens.

Football is fun again in Green Bay.

Win the whole *bleep* thing.

P.S – I’ve got a new podcast coming out early 2020! I love history and sports. I’ve always wanted to do a documentary and I enjoy producing podcasts. So, I’ve combined them all!

Coming soon is Lambeau: A Podcast Series. Curly Lambeau was more than just the founder, coach, and player for the Packers. He lived quite the life. Scandal. Conspiracy. Hollywood. Drama. Glory. He went through it all and I have some awesome guests from the Packers, NFL Films, and historians joining me to discuss the life and legacy of Curly Lambeau. I can’t wait for this to drop!

Quarter 1 for the Pack, Brewers Playoff Bound

After their loss to the Eagles Thursday night, the Packers have completed their first quarter of the season with a 3-1 record. At the beginning of the season if anyone said the Packers record would be 3-1 through the first four games of the season, the majority of fans would and should be very happy with that. Add in two wins against the Bears and Vikings and Packers fans should be good with the record.

But, I still can’t get a good gauge on this team.

The first three weeks of the season we’re highlighted by impressive defensive play. The defense was creating sacks and turnovers at a rate we have not seen from a Packers defense in a really long time. But then against the Eagles, the defense, especially the run defense, was like a leaky faucet.

On the other side of the ball, the offense wasn’t lighting up the world like we’re used to from a Packers offense over the years through the first three weeks of the season. But then Thursday, Aaron Rodgers looks like the old Aaron Rodgers. It helped that the Packers passing game was attacking a depleted Eagles secondary, but give credit where credit is due. The Packers exploited it.

So how can we assess this team after the first quarter?

It’s still a work in progress. Still inconsistent.

I know that’s kind of a cop out answer, but I don’t think we still have a really good gauge on this team. The defense has more than not shown a lot of positive things. But that run defense needs to be shored up. I know Mike Pettine prioritizes the pass over the run, but if you’re going to allow the opposing teams to average 5 yards a carry, your defense is going to get worn down throughout the game.

And I’m maybe not as concerned as the offense as some fans are. We have to remember the offense went up against three good to solid defenses and the team came away with wins. They we’re able to exploit a poor pass defense. If anything, the Eagles game gave me the confidence the Packers offense can move the ball through the air.

But, there is a caveat to that. If Davante Adams is going to miss a long period of time, the offense is going to take a huge step back. And if Bryan Bulaga misses time, I don’t know if Alex Light is the answer. The best option might be to put Billy Turner at right tackle and Lucas Patrick at guard.

All in all, a good start for the Packers with definitely some positive things, but also things to work on, which is to be expected from a team with a new coaching staff and a lot of new players.

So how about those Brewers?! What an incredible turnaround for this team. There was no way, like all if not many of you, thought this team would be going to the playoffs at the beginning of September. And the fact they are still in the hunt for a division championship heading into the final regular season series this weekend? Incredible.

Give credit to the veterans like Ryan Braun, Lorenzo Cain, Mike Moustakas, and Yasmani Grandal for leading this team and stepping up after losing Christian Yelich for the season. A big credit to the youngsters for rising to the challenge as well.

But a big amount of credit should go to Craig Counsell. To keep that team focused, motivated, and energized after everything that has gone on as been incredibly impressive. One of the best coaching jobs in all of sports.

I don’t know how deep the Brewers will go in the playoffs, but to say they are going back to the postseason in back-to-back season’s is AWESOME!

Dan’s Packer 53-Man Roster Prediction

QB (2) – Aaron Rodgers, Tim Boyle

RB (3) – Aaron Jones, Jamal Williams, Tra Carson

FB (1) – Danny Vitale

WR (6) – Davante Adams, Geronimo Allison, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Jake Kumerow, Trevor Davis, Eqanimeous St. Brown

TE (4) – Jimmy Graham, Marcedes Lewis, Robert Tonyan, Jace Sternberger

OL (9) – David Bahktiari, Lane Taylor, Corey Linsley, Bill Turner, Bryan Bulaga, Elgton Jenkins, Alex Light, Lucas Patrick, Justin McCray

DL (5) – Kenny Clark, Dean Lowry, Montravius Adams, Tyler Lancaster, Kingsley Keke

OLB (5) – Za’Darius Smith, Preston Smith, Rashan Gary, Kyler Fackrell, Randy Ramsey

ILB – (5) Blake Martinez, Ty Summers, Oren Burks, Curtis Bolton, Jamal Crawford

CB – (6) Jaire Alexander, Kevin King, Josh Jackson, Tramon Williams, Tony Brown, Ka’Dar Hollman

S – (4) Adrian Amos, Darnell Savage, Raven Greene, Will Redmond

Specialists – (3) Mason Crosby, J.K. Scott, Hunter Bradley

*Ibraheim Campbell will more likely start the season on the PUP list.

*Don’t be surprised to see the Packers keep St. Brown, then put him on IR and bring back either Darrius Shepherd or Allen Lazard. Same with Curtis Bolton.

*Dexter Williams might be a prime candidate for the practice squad.

Bucks Free Agency

We finally know our answers Bucks fans.

After weeks of debating what the Milwaukee Bucks would or should do in the first wave of free agency, we have our answers. The Bucks decided to give Khris Middleton a big contract, Brook Lopez a big pay raise, signing his brother, Robin, to back him up, bringing back George Hill, and signing Wesley Matthews. The Bucks also made the tough decision to say goodbye to Malcom Brogdon, but did the smart thing and agreed to a sign-and-trade with the Indiana Pacers to get some draft assets back to either use for trades or to keep them. They at least got something for him.

I don’t doubt the Bucks wanted really badly to keep Brogdon. But Brogdon’s play priced himself out of a team that didn’t have a lot of money to go around. One of the problems good teams eventually have to face when they have a lot of talent on their team.

Now the debate amongst Bucks fans will be if the Bucks made the right decision to keep Middleton over Brogdon. Time will tell to see who was right. Middleton is not as bad as many Bucks fans complained about after the postseason run. Did he not play up to expectations? No, he didn’t. But that doesn’t define him as an overall player. Let’s see what this season and the next couple of seasons bring.

I know many Bucks fans don’t think Middleton deserves the big contract he got. Here’s the thing though. If the Bucks didn’t give it to him, some team would have. That was the market for his services. And the Bucks obviously value Middleton a lot.

The thing that does concern me a bit with this team is who is going to be the other option on this team behind Giannis and Middleton. Is it Eric Bledsoe? Brook Lopez? Matthews? Do they even need a third option because they have a few different options with their role players? I’m very curious to see who gets slotted into Brogdon’s starting spot. I would love a more typical shooting guard in there and putting Giannis and Middleton in the front court with Brook.

There does need to be another aggressive offensive player on this team and that has to be Middleton. Giannis is aggressive, but there’s no doubt he will be working on his outside game more to combat teams from playing defense on him like the Toronto Raptors did. Bledsoe can be aggressive, but is he consistent at it? That’s the question.

There are still a couple of questions that remain on this team like who is the new starter, how much of a jump will the younger players take this year, and can Middleton and Giannis take another jump in their game. Losing Brogdon was a big loss, but the fact the Bucks were able to bring back Brook Lopez, Middleton, Hill and signing Matthews and Robin Lopez are solid additions. The Bucks are still one of the best teams in the entire NBA.