PODCAST: Touchdowns and Tangents – Raiders Talk, Players’ Pardons, Madden Ratings and more

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Touchdowns and Tangents is back with this week’s NFL news headlines including Madden 2019 ratings leaked and NFL Players reaching out to the president about pardons. This week’s show is not only one of the most emotional but it is not safe for work considering all the real emotions and occasional cursing. You’ve been warned.

Otherwise, hosts Kenny and Pete also provide real talk about Jameis Winston and Keith Mumphrey allegations. They offer takes and tangents on the latest banned supplement, a World Cup of NFL players, ESPN’s the Body Issue, Aaron Donald’s workouts, odds for coaches getting fired, Martavis Bryant’s fake suspension and more.


  • 00:57 Fresh off watching the NBA Draft, Kenny & Pete describe what this podcast is.
  • 03:30 This podcast is like…..
  • 04:56 The week in hip-hop, NAS, Jay Rock, Jay Z & Beyonce and the murders of XXXTentacion & Freddy Wopo.
  • 14:08 The life & death of XXXTentacion and the impact he had on the youth. The generational divide & selective outrage towards Spotify and vultures
  • 34:11 Madden Ratings are terrible & controversial which is exactly what EA wanted.
  • 49:07 Pick your World Cup soccer team but with NFL players & coaches.
  • 51:59 Why don’t more African American kids play soccer?
  • 60:39 President Trump propositions players to come up with people to pardon featuring video from Chris Long
  • 65:28 Raiders talk
  • 80:02 Kenny reveals he is opting out of supporting the Raiders once they leave town. He openly admits his relationship with the Rams
  • 80:54 Take or Tangent
  • 86:39 Touchdown or Turnover
  • 94:30 The sexual assault cases involving Jameis Winston & Keith Mumphery. Featuring video from Fox News
  • 107:46 Unnecessary Toughness closing remarks featuring Gelo Ball and a closeout from XXXTenacion’s album.
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Further, the FPC writers provide some instant analysis and expectations for their Oakland Raiders. Where do the Raiders o-line and d-line rank among the rest of the AFC West? What’s good with the move to Vegas and how can Gruden and Reggie McKenzie co-exist.

Kenny and Pete offer some bonus analysis on the crazy week in hip-hop which included the death of two rappers and two old rappers with the subtle pettiness. There is a minute tribute to late rapper XXXTenacion featuring, “Before I close my eyes.” The show also starts with “Ain’t No Half Steppin” as the intro.

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