David and Raheel weigh in on the new Texans head coach building his staff, and they go to wrestling promo class.
DAVID NUÑO: --Nuño and Raheel Ramzanali.
I love Kelvin Sampson. I said it. What you gonna do?
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Probably not gonna do much. It's warranted. The love is warranted. What he's done with the University of Houston program.
Big win today. They beat Memphis, who was looking for a win [INAUDIBLE] to get into a tournament. And look, they still have their conference tournament next week, so they can play their way in still for Coach Penny Hardaway, which is still weird, to me, to say.
But man, a huge win. They almost collapsed there in the end, but they pull out a win. A win is a win against a desperate team.
DAVID NUÑO: All basketball teams collapse in the same game. Very rarely is there a game that, especially-- what is the joke everybody does? You're by 20 points, it's not really a game. Someone's gonna come back in that game regardless of it, right?
This was a game where I thought U of H should have went small ball. And by the way, we kind of buried the lead. Tramon Mark is the guy who deserves the props. Do we call him "Tra-mon" or "Tray-mon?" Because I've heard both names used.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: I've heard both, too. I think you go with either one.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: I like saying "Tray-mon."
DAVID NUÑO: That's what Jeremy Branham says on the broadcast, who we used to work with in our radio days. He calls him "Tray-mon." But I know people that work in this office that call him "Tra-mon." So, let me ask him directly.
That's always awkward when you know somebody's name or you want them to say their name so they pronounce it the way they want to be. Because, Raheel, we've had issues with your name in the past.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Yeah, absolutely. I had that issue. When I was doing the Roughnecks in-stadium stuff, my partner who I was doing the hits with-- he was the rules analyst. And the entire organization, the entire Roughnecks organization, called him Lamont the whole time.
And then, one day, he was like, hey, it's actually pronounced Lemont. And we all felt so bad. We were like, oh, OK, our bad. So I think it's like, well, correct it. It's OK.
DAVID NUÑO: Is it possible that you and Lemont almost had your own "No Layups," 'cause you guys were doing a lot of media together. I got a little jealous when I see you guys on the jumbotron there during the Roughneck games.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: That was just the jumbotron hits. Those are 30-second hits. That was it.
DAVID NUÑO: It's not like you had preshow meetings? I'm a little jealous.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: No, no. There was no preshow meetings. I wish there were, but there wasn't much preshow at all.
DAVID NUÑO: So, today, a couple of our guests haven't gotten back to us. So we don't know if we're gonna have a guest, so we're just gonna talk for a little bit. And I think sometimes we're at our worst when we're talking-- or our best. However you want to say it.
And, Raheel, you retweeted the wrong retweet, just for the record.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Oops.
DAVID NUÑO: You didn't do the one with the link. That's all I mean.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: I got you. I got you. I'm gonna do it now.
DAVID NUÑO: So, I asked a bunch of questions, and I'm gonna throw out all the questions, and then we can talk and figure things out.
By the way, I saw your show notes before the show. Would you like to revisit one of the topics before we get going? Because I just want to make sure that you don't say it incorrectly. I believe you mentioned 59 being ready in your notes. It's not ready yet. I think it's 5:00 AM.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: No. I said the ramp is officially done, so we no longer have that Chimney Rock issue.
For the longest time, if you were coming from the Galleria, and you were merging onto 59 South, it would always just be bottlenecking. People from 59 South were trying to merge onto the Chimney Rock exit. The 610 people were trying to merge on the 59 South, and it was the worst-case scenario for traffic jams all the time.
DAVID NUÑO: I think it's still happening.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Is it still hap-- I don't know. I went home one day from there, and the 59 ramp just takes you right onto 59, which is great.
DAVID NUÑO: Well, all I know is, today-- thank goodness I watch ABC 13. What a great channel. The information those guys give-- very handsome sports department, at least one of the guys.
And Tom Abrahams, last night, mentioned that they were still working on something on 59 and 610, the interchange, and not to go home that way, because you'll be stuck in traffic for a year.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Yeah. It's still being worked on.
DAVID NUÑO: Still being worked on.
So, today, on my way back from Brenham-- the boys had ODP in Brenham, which is a soccer thing they do. I luckily avoided what I saw was a disaster on 59 South. It looked like I would have been so upset with life.
So, quick story, and we'll get to the quick hits in a minute. My wife, on Thursday night, took the kids home from soccer practice, but this practice was in the city. We sometimes have practice in the city.
It's late. We get home at 9 o'clock at night, and Cruz realizes, uh-oh, I left my Real Madrid jacket at the park. And I was like, all right, I'll take you. And Elizabeth's like, you just got home from work. I'll take him.
She drives, leaves the house at 9:00, gets stuck in that 59 traffic, and she did not move for an hour. One hour. My son reported back that the language in the car was not the best that he heard. He admitted that she was a little upset.
And it worked out great for me, 'cause I was asleep by the time they got home. I offered to go. That's what a good husband does. But I got some rest.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: That is the worst. And you know why it's the worst? It's because we have all the technology. We have all the updates, the live updates on traffic-- Google Maps, Waze, Apple Maps, whatever you use, Channel 13, if you're watching.
You've got all this information at the tip of your fingers, and you forget to check the one time where you get stuck, and it is the worst feeling. There's literally nothing you can do, because, by the time you get stuck into it, it's too late, and you're just like, why didn't I just turn on Waze? Why didn't I just look at the traffic before I left?
DAVID NUÑO: Two things on that. Sometimes, I get upset with myself where I think, maybe I should check Waze, and then I just wait an exit too long. Because sometimes, if you exit, you exit into a worst traffic jam. Everybody's at the light, trying to do that move, and you should have just stayed. There's that problem, right? So that happens sometimes.
The other thing I've noticed is-- I've always been a big proponent of Waze. For some reason, my Waze avoids the Grand Parkway. Doesn't exist.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: 'Cause you're cheap.
DAVID NUÑO: How does it not-- I have the toll tag. It won't give me the option. So I went to Brenham today. It wants me to go to the Beltway. No. Grand Parkway is straight through, buddy.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Did you turn off the avoid tolls thing?
DAVID NUÑO: No, 'cause it told me to take the Beltway. That's a toll!
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Oh.
DAVID NUÑO: And it's on both of my phones. Yes, I have a burner phone. Both of my phones-- it avoids the Grand Parkway. It's like it never existed.
And I take it-- it gets confused. It keeps telling me to do a U-turn. Turn it off. I'll just figure it out.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Man, that's just 'cause your phone just knows, this guy's kind of cheap still. And he has the tag, but he's still kind of cheap.
DAVID NUÑO: I'm cheap.
All right. So, let's go over some of these topics 'cause I think that it'll help set the tone for today. So, the first question I asked-- does Kelvin Sampson get enough national love? I don't think he does. We'll get into that.
And this is probably your favorite topic of the show. Do you care about the NBA All-Star game? Because with each passing year from the age of maybe 22, I care less.
There was a time that my life revolved around the NBA. And NBA All-Star game-- I'd get wings from Geppettos. I was a 12-year-old kid. I'd sit in front of the TV and just go to town on 400 wings and watch Michael, all the guys. That was what my life-- it was the best thing. I couldn't wait. The night before-- All-Star dunk contest, you name it-- was the best for me.
Last year, I enjoyed it because I did get usually, I work weekends. Last year, NBA All-Star game, I was home on Saturday, so we were able to watch it together, which was great. This year, of course, I'm here. Cry me a river.
And this year is the least amount of love I've ever had for it in my life. You're the big NBA guy on the show. We used to be an NBA show. That's what we did. Apparently, I missed the cut this year with the NBA All-Star game. Are you excited about tonight?
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: I'm always excited for the NBA All-Star game. Now, do my levels of excitement vary? Absolutely. Last year was an important one, but last year, the actual game was on the same day as a Roughnecks game, so I was working. You were there as well, I believe, on that Sunday. So we were actually working, and by the time you get home, you have to watch on DVR, and it's not the same excitement.
Over the years, the excitement level during the game has died down for me, but the lead-up still is exciting. I still love it. And I'm a lot like you, where, when I was younger, my whole weekend would revolve around the NBA All-Star game.
I would get hyped up on Friday for the Celebrity All-Star Game, where you watch on MTV. That used to be on Saturdays, the MTV game, but the ESPN one is on Friday night now. I would watch that. And you have the Rising Stars Game, which was so much fun, and they've tried different things with that.
So, my whole weekend would start on Friday. Saturday night is obviously the big night, with the events, the 3-point shootout, dunk contest, skills contests, all that stuff. And then the actual All-Star game-- it's fun.
And then, when the game starts, now I'm just like, OK, you know what? The excitement is over, because we know what's gonna happen. It's gonna be three and a half quarters of just bad basketball, no defense, and then the guys will lock in, hopefully, if it's a close game, and then we get some fireworks in the last five minutes of the game. So you know what's gonna happen, so it is weird.
But I'm with you. This year, it's even weirder and less interesting because of all the COVID-19 stuff. You had two guys being pulled today in Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. Zion Williamson is now gonna start for Joel Embiid.
So you lose some of that excitement. The draft is kind of cool, but I'm with you. The actual game now is just a game. It's just there.
DAVID NUÑO: And also, I don't know at what age we become old, but there's a certain age where you're not the cool guy who watches the NBA anymore. You don't know the rap songs. You say fly, and what's the word the kids use today? And then you try to use the word from back in the day, and you look even worse.
What's the word people say now?
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Well, did you even listen to Drake's "Scary Hours 2"?
DAVID NUÑO: Not yet.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Yeah, see? You already dated yourself there.
DAVID NUÑO: Yeah. There was a time that I had the Drake "Scary" album song before it came out, during our friendship. And I would be like, I got this Kanye. It hasn't come out yet. Now, A, Kanye's the old guy. He's got more gray hair than anybody I know. And yeah, I'm just not cool anymore, man.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: To me, I'm still excited because this year's gonna be different with the dunk contest at halftime, 3-point shootout before, and all that stuff. I'm still gonna make a meal and get excited and watch it. But there's other stuff going on. We also have kids, right? We also have other things to worry-- you're at work right now, so you've got other things to worry about as well.
So I think that's when it gets a little bit old for you, right? When you have other duties as well, and you can't dedicate the whole weekend to an event.
But to me, it's still my favorite sport event that doesn't involve a team I'm rooting for. If the Longhorns are in a national championship, obviously that's my favorite. But if there's nothing-- the Super Bowl? Look, the Texans aren't getting there any time. They've never been to the Super Bowl, so we haven't had a rooting interest in there.
The Super Bowl is one of the best events for a lot of people. You've got the MLB All-Star Game, which five people watch, if that. I don't even know if it's on TV anymore. Really. I truly don't know. Is it on Fox?
DAVID NUÑO: I used to love watching the MLB All-Star Game, too. I used to.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: That's the most sport-competitive one, because guys are actually-- pitchers are still throwing their normal speed. Guys are still trying to hit. It's the most competitive one of all of 'em, but it's a less intriguing one.
DAVID NUÑO: No, no. The least intriguing is the Pro Bowl.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: I don't even count the Pro Bowl.
DAVID NUÑO: People who say they like the Pro Bowl are lying.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: They're dweebs.
DAVID NUÑO: Look. If I got to go to Hawaii and enjoy-- maybe I'd like the Pro Bowl. The game itself? The only highlight I can remember from the last 10 years of a Pro Bowl-- and I know there's been some-- is Matt Schaub winning the Pro Bowl MVP. And then it all went south after that.
That's the last thing I can remember from the Pro Bowl. And I didn't care then, and I don't care now.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: I don't even remember a play from that game, 'cause I didn't watch it. Even though our guy was in there, I don't remember anything about that game.
DAVID NUÑO: He threw the ball. He threw the ball. It was good.
Hey, while we're on this NBA topic, and All-Star games and whatnot, are you ready for the Rockets to trade everyone?
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Yes.
DAVID NUÑO: There's no reason to keep Oladipo.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: No reason. If you can get a suiter for John Wall, by the way, trade him. You're not making the playoffs this year, right? I think it's evident that you're not gonna make a late push for this.
The Christian Wood injury derailed everything, and it put you in a lottery mode more than ever. Try to get that top-four protected pick, what everybody wants. That injury messed up everything. Now you're bringing Kevin Porter, Jr. By the way, they announced that he will be leaving the G League team and joining the Rockets, which is great because he's a very promising player that could become a really big part of your team. You got him for nothing, pretty much, so that's nice.
If you find suitors for John Wall and/or Oladipo, you do the trade. You do it, because now you're in tank mode.
DAVID NUÑO: I think Oladipo, without a doubt. A, he's got a little bit of-- now, I think, because he's an expiring contract, it might be hard to trade him to a team. They can just wait for him next year. All indications are that he wants to go to the Miami Heat.
I don't think Miami has to make a deal for him right now. They've played a lot better the last couple of weeks. But they struggled with some COVID-19 issues and just not playing the way they played last year, when they got to the NBA Finals.
But if you can get a suiter for Oladipo, I think you jump on that immediately. John Wall I would rather keep, but I also understand trading him. I just think it'd be good to have a guy like him to teach the youngsters, whoever you're gonna get.
And right now, the Rockets have what? The second, the third worst record in the NBA. They got 11 wins. The Timberwolves, who have a former employee and a good friend of ours, Gersson Rosas, who's their VP over there-- he's gonna play the lottery game, as you think the Rockets are as well.
And who over in the East? In the East, you have the Pistons with 10 wins. Obviously, the whole Blake Griffin situation there. So yeah, if you're the Rockets--
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: If you get deals, you do it. Yeah, absolutely, because you've already signaled to your fan base that it's all about picks, with the James Harden trade. It wasn't about getting playable assets right now. You're trying to get picks back. You're all about selling people on picks.
And who knows what happens with those picks, by the way. You could package them and get something else. But you're all about that. So if you can get picks for John Wall and maybe some other guys back that you could potentially add to this rebuild, that's great.
The problem with those guys is the matching of the salary, because those guys are making a lot of money, those guys being Oladipo and Wall. So you're gonna have to take some back, too. You can't just offload contracts. You have to take something back.
So that's where it gets a little tricky. Then, are you just having guys here that are just money, and they're just sitting, or what?
DAVID NUÑO: Are you willing-- I'm sorry. I didn't mean to cut you off. But are you willing to add a guy for two years that may not be your cup of tea to get an asset involved with it.
So, let's say-- I don't know who the player is, but just a player that you really don't want. But you take his salary, but you also get a first-round pick to go along with it, and then send Victor somewhere else, or John Wall. That's how you have to package it in a way-- or a three-team-- in a way to make it stomachable for both parties.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: And the problem there is, a team that's potentially gonna do this deal with the Rockets-- they are in that category of you're one piece away from being, hopefully, a contender or Final Four in the NBA. So your pick isn't worth that much unless you're gonna trade a pick for two years from now.
And then this goes right back into the pool of, OK, well, are we just looking forward to picks for the next five years, and that's the hope for fans? 'Cause that's the only way that would make sense. Why would you take a pick from a Final Four team next year? Because that's gonna be a late first-round pick.
So it gets weird with that. But again, I'm not sure. The Rockets haven't indicated what they want to do. I think, by what's happening, you're thrusted into the tank pool because you're just not good, because of injuries and whatnot. So that's what's gonna happen. They're just gonna continue tanking.
DAVID NUÑO: So, Rick Bailey and I were discussing this, so I'll just bring it up here. We just exited maybe the greatest period in Houston sports history-- 2017 up until, I'd say, the end of the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in the prior playoffs. What we've seen is a really bad part of sports, moving forward.
Think about it from what happened in 2017. Yes, Deshaun Watson did get hurt, but we saw a glimpse of what that future could be, and there was a lot of excitement in those four games that Deshaun Watson started. And then, the next couple of years were great with him and what he was able to do with Texans.
The Astros, obviously, won a World Series. They lose the next year in the playoffs to the Red Sox, but then they go back to the World Series. A disappointing loss to the Nationals in that one, but amazing run.
And the Rockets. Regardless if we love Harden or not, there was a golden era of Rockets basketball. Not as good as the Dream Era, but an amazing one.
Right now, the Texans are the laughing stock of the NFL. The Rockets are one of the worst teams in basketball-- if not the worst, one of the final three worst teams. And the Astros are pretty good still, but injuries, and are they really a World Series legitimate contender? I don't know. We'll have to see how people stay healthy and whatnot.
But we just exited the golden era, and now we're entering the dark era.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: We're entering the rebuild. It's the rebuild era, based on what happens to the Texans. We're not sure if they're gonna trade Deshaun. All indications are they're not. They don't want to trade him. They're not taking calls. All that stuff. So we don't know what's gonna happen.
It could get really dark with the Texans, by the way, because they could say, all right, Deshaun. Don't play. That's fine. We're gonna keep fining you. We're just gonna hang out, and we'll start AJ if we need to, and we'll figure this out.
You don't want to play for us? That's fine. That's cool. You got your money, but we're gonna start fining you, by the way, 'cause we can do that, and you might not play for eight years.
'Cause five years, and then you also have a chance to franchise-tag him. So they could do that. I don't think they will. I think cooler heads will prevail. But it could get really dark.
Could you imagine if the Texans go, all right? You want to play this game? Cool. Sit. We're good. We'll fine you, and you can sit as long as you want.
DAVID NUÑO: Bro, I've got the backup plan. I've got the backup plan for Deshaun. Fine I won't play. I'll go to the XFL.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: You can't. Contract.
DAVID NUÑO: Why?
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: You can't.
DAVID NUÑO: [INAUDIBLE]?
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: No. They own his rights for football. He's not allowed to leave.
DAVID NUÑO: [INAUDIBLE] play for the XFL or the Canadian Football League. He can't?
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Nope. Can't. He signed a-- his football services belong to the Houston Texans.
DAVID NUÑO: Fine. Rugby. And not the SaberCats, 'cause he wants to leave Houston. The rugby equivalent of New York, Miami, wherever he wants to go. The Miami Tropicals. What if he joins them?
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: The Miami Tropicals.
I was at the SaberCats game yesterday. I have some news to announce later. I can't say what I was doing there. Oh, that's a tease for you.
DAVID NUÑO: Wait a second. Wait a second.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: I can't tell you.
DAVID NUÑO: [INAUDIBLE]. Come on. No, you hinted. Now we're all uncovering. It's like "WandaVision." I gotta figure out.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: You gotta tune in.
DAVID NUÑO: So you were having a meeting with a pro team. You're gonna be their accountant.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: No. I can't. I would be the worst accountant. They'd be like, how did we lose all this money? It's 'cause we put this guy in charge, who is horrible with numbers. He looks like he should be good with numbers, but he's not good with numbers.
DAVID NUÑO: Not touching that.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: So, I was there yesterday, and man, when you watch rugby up close-- my ribs are hurting just watching those guys. They are just some freak athletes, man. I've trained with Sam Windsor, who's out there, and their training is next-level.
But when you actually see the match up close, like over there with the SaberCats at Aveva Stadium-- every seat is close-- man, you can hear the hits. It is scary how powerful these guys are. I'm just tired and sore thinking about it.
DAVID NUÑO: You know what you remind me of right here? You remind me of a few things. A, you remind me of what I probably sound like when I talk about soccer. People are in the back saying, cool. Yeah, I know they're athletes. I don't care.
Or the guy who wants to show you every picture of his kid. And you're like, dude, I just want to see one picture of your kid. We can move on. I get it. Your kid's smart. He's really [INAUDIBLE]. And yeah, he can hit a T-ball. But two pics, and move on.
Because I'm just not into rugby. But I've followed Sam, and I've seen you, and I want to work out with you guys.
And tell me if this is a fair assessment. People are scared of new sports because, in sports, you have to be the smart guy.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Yes.
DAVID NUÑO: Because there's a lot of people that won't give soccer a chance. You know why they won't give soccer a chance? I saw somebody on Twitter yesterday go at our boy Grant Wall. I don't like scores that are 2 to 1 or 3 to 2.
OK. That's 14 to 7 in football. Baseball-- almost every game could be that way as well. I just think, in sports, you have to have a hot sports take. And if you don't understand the sport, then you feel inferior, and you're like, no, that's not for me.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: That's a perfect way to put it. That's a point you, for sure. With adults, you want to feel like you know what you're watching, you know what's about to happen.
In football, everyone that grew up watching football-- you can probably tell, hey, this team is running the ball a bunch. That means they're gonna continue doing it, because they feel like they have that match-up. Or they might be setting you up for a bootleg, or they might be setting you up for a play action. Whatever it is, you feel like you know what's about to happen.
In rugby or soccer, if you've never watched it, you don't know what's about to happen. One, the rules are different from what you grew up watching with football, basketball, or whatever it may be. And then, you can't anticipate. That's one of the hard things.
And you don't want to ask people-- you're right-- because people don't want to feel dumb. So then, you just like-- oh, I don't like this sport. And I'm with you. I've been watching it for four years, with the SaberCats. I still don't know what is happening, in terms of anticipation. I know what's happening on the game.
DAVID NUÑO: You appreciate the athleticism and the spirit behind the game and your relationship with the guys, so I think you're willing to take the step. And I'm not saying people have to take a step with sports they don't know. We grew up liking what we like.
But I will say-- joining the soccer ranks, for me, and you joining the rugby ranks later-- is I missed out on years of awesomeness. I hated soccer. Hate it. I took a job in San Diego to be a director of PR of a sport that I had never watched in my life, and I faked it, bro.
Like, oh, yeah, man. That Pele. That Pele could play.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: He's so good, man.
DAVID NUÑO: So now I feel like those kids that, when they talk about Jordan and LeBron, they make those comparisons. You can't make a comparison unless you watched it live. Sure, you can watch it on YouTube, but you can't.
So, when people talk to me about the original Ronaldo, or Pele, or Diego Maradona-- I have to say it with an accent-- and I tell 'em, dude, CR7's the GOAT. It's not even close. Look at stats, bro. Look at the numbers, it's LeBron-Michael argument. Yes, you can watch on YouTube, but unless you grew up in that era, you can't really absorb the moment, the magnitude.
And I think it works that way with other sports as well. I don't know how I got from where I was, from rugby, to now, but it's a good conversation.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: No, absolutely. I think that's the best way to put it, because when I'm talking to kids at the game, they're all about it. They're like, this is cool, man. This is so different. Because they don't feel like they need to be the smartest person in the room.
With adults, you're right. That's it. We all have to feel like we're the smartest person in the room. And unfortunately, that hinders you from trying new things or appreciating new things and dialing into those new things.
DAVID NUÑO: So, this will surprise you, and our audience is gonna think I'm a terrible father after saying this. They're gonna be like, dude, you work in sports, and your kids think that?
My sons, Christian and Cruz, my two best friends in the world-- all my kids are. My wife, too. We watch soccer together. We play. We have sports conversations. I don't think they knew what position JJ Watt played.
I'm telling you the truth. They know that JJ's one of the greatest players ever, and one of the greatest Texans. And I think they know Deshaun and DeAndre, right?
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Yep.
DAVID NUÑO: And Tom Brady. Everybody knows Tom Brady.
I have watched NFL games with them-- 'cause remember, guys, I've been working Sundays, covering a Texans game, for the last 15 years of my life. And before that, every Sunday, I watched. But I'm usually away from my kids. Very rarely do I watch an NFL game with my kids, or even a college football game with my kids.
And they have zero clue. Hey, Dad. What is that? What does roughing the passer mean? And I give 'em a look. Like, come on, man. You can not go watch this sport with another person, 'cause then their dads are gonna think I'm the worst dad in the world. I didn't teach you football.
Dad, why is that pass interference? Dad, what's a balk?
And I go, you can't even ask a baseball person with a balk is. They don't know.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Nobody knows.
DAVID NUÑO: Balk and offsides in soccer-- most argued thing in sports.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Yeah, 'cause it's an opinion call. That's what it is.
DAVID NUÑO: Kind of factual, but hey, why can't you be offsides on a throw-in? Did you know that you're not offsides on a throw-in?
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Wait, what do you mean?
DAVID NUÑO: You can't be offsides on a throw-in in soccer. On the actual throw-in, you're not offsides--
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: What? I didn't know that. So yeah, I learned something new today.
DAVID NUÑO: Once you make the play, you have to go onsides.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Oh. Gotcha.
OK, so, real quick on the Cougars. I'm gonna go back to them real quickly, because you asked this question that I want to answer for you, because I know you want to use a clip, too.
DAVID NUÑO: [INAUDIBLE]
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: I got you. I was just looking at our notes real quick. That's why I got sidetracked.
Is Coach Sampson underrated? Absolutely. But there has been a lot of conversation this past week about Coach Sampson just creating this program all over again. He's done it before at different stops-- Indiana, Oklahoma-- where he gets guys to buy in and play hard the entire time.
There was a stretch today where Memphis looked like they might extend their lead to 10 points, and the Cougars never stopped working. The Cougars just grinding out every possession. They worked their way in. And then DeJon Jarreau, who is the most important player to a Final Four run for the Cougars, goes off in the second half and has some great moments, but also some bad moments in the end, unfortunately.
They get the win, and it just shows you that Coach Sampson-- his vision of playing hard, being great on defense, works one more time against a desperate team in Memphis.
DAVID NUÑO: Look, this is what I can tell you about Kelvin and why I think he doesn't get enough props. He has created a culture and a type of player that, even if they lose a Rob Gray, there's a guy who steps up and is there. And they stay a little bit longer than some of the other institutions, which I think gives them an advantage.
But you think about, the last few years, some of the players that they've lost and how they've been able to replenish. DeJon Jarreau becomes the guy when he was the youngster a couple of years ago. You see Tramon Mark today, hitting the big 3. Young player stepping up.
He has created a culture and a winning attitude. And I don't know how good that team last year could have been. I wish they were peaking right before the NCAA tournament would have happened.
Who knows how far they would have gone? And I feel that same way with this one. He just creates a team that can be anybody in the country.
Now, college basketball-- it's a long season. And, in fact, Kelvin talked about this a week ago. There's a reason not many teams go that long being undefeated. It's very hard. Somebody's always gunning for you. U of H has become one of those programs in their conference and beyond that people are gunning for. But yet, Kelvin still has that same work ethic with all the players. You go to work the same way. The values are all the same. He teaches them the right way to win and play, and he expects and commands that kind of attention to detail.
He's one of my favorite people to cover because he'll tell it like it is. He is great. You're a Longhorn. I'm an Aggie. It's hard to root for another program. I root for Kelvin Sampson.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Oh, yeah. I don't think it's hard to root for him and the Cou-- I don't mind. A lot of Longhorns get upset at this. I don't mind. Unless you're playing the Longhorns, I don't mind rooting for U of H.
I have a lot of friends who graduated from that, family that's graduated from there. I think it's better for the entire city when they're better at football and basketball. There's a history of basketball tradition that needs to be successful again with the Cougars, so I love it. I absolutely love it.
Now, will I catch jokes all the time from Cougar fans-- like, oh, your Longhorns couldn't even make it to the Sweet 16, and the Cougars could? Yeah. The conversation about putting the Cougars into the Big 12? I loved it. I would love to see, one, my team come to Houston every other year to play the Cougars. That's awesome. It makes being a fan even better. You're talking trash to a whole new group of fans with the Cougars. I would love to see them. I don't mind rooting for 'em. I don't think there's any wrong in rooting for the Cougars unless they're playing your team.
DAVID NUÑO: So let me ask you this. You went to the University of Texas. I'm not gonna put A&M in this equation.
But let's say, tomorrow, the University of Wakanda hires Raheel Ramzanali, and you work there for two years. You develop a great relationship with all your players. And somehow, way, shape, or form, the University of Texas is taking on Wakanda in the national championship. Do you root for Texas, or do you root for your employer, Wakanda?
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Oh.
DAVID NUÑO: I need the real answer, because I've lived this scenario when I worked for the Mavs and the Rockets. So I'm just curious. And I've got my answer that worked for me, and some people won't like it. I'd like to hear your answer.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Man, I'm rooting for my employer, unfortunately. I'm rooting for the guy that's signing my checks. Unless UT's gonna drop me another check, I'm good. I'm rooting for that. I wish nothing but the best for my university. I would root for the Horns over everything.
But when it comes to that? Somebody's taking a chance on you, and they're paying you? I'm rooting for that institution.
DAVID NUÑO: There were two times in my life-- and I felt dirty, and I mean dirty-- that I rooted against the Rockets, and one of them was I was working for the Dallas Mavericks. And the other was-- I had just worked for the Dallas Mavericks, and I had moved to Houston, started working with the sports authority, and they played each other in the playoffs.
And I believe that one game where it was game 7, and the Mavericks won by 42. And I had a party at my house-- all Rockets fans and me. My rationale was, Mark Cuban pays my bills. I know Dirk. I know Steve. I know Michael Finley. I know Nick Van Exel.
I don't really know, at that time, Steve and Cuttino, or whoever it was that first time that they played, when I was working for the Mavs. I think it was Steve and Cuttino. It was very difficult, though, 'cause I told you, I had a stretch where I only watched Rockets games. I did not miss a game.
But, during that little stretch, it was the relationships. It was the people who pay my bills. And I almost take this a step further.
Let me see how I'll phrase this, 'cause I don't know if I really believe this. I'm gonna say it, but I don't know if I believe it. If my kids get a soccer scholarship to the University of Texas, I will root for the University of Texas soccer team only, even if they were to play the A&M soccer team.
Football? Sorry. My kids [INAUDIBLE].
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: No, that's different.
DAVID NUÑO: I'm going for the Aggies. But I'm just saying, outside of football, yes, for sure, my kid comes first.
So, remember when Archie Manning-- they gave him a little bit of the business because Peyton was taking on the Saints. Was it the Super Bowl? Yeah, it was the Super Bowl, right? Was the Super Bowl Colts and Saints? Yes.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Yeah. I'm pretty sure, yeah.
DAVID NUÑO: And he was rooting for the Colts to win, and people in New Orleans were upset with him. I'm like--
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Root for your kid all the time
DAVID NUÑO: My kid is gonna win that battle every time.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Here's one for you. I asked you this before, when Major Applewhite was a hot name, and we had this discussion. Would Major Applewhite work for Texas A&M ever?
DAVID NUÑO: I said I didn't think he would, right?
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: No. You said that he would. I said there's no way he would ever work for Texas A&M because of what UT has meant to him. That means the starting quarterback.
DAVID NUÑO: If I said that, I think I'm wrong. A few years later, I think I'm wrong. No, Bucky Richardson is not gonna work for the University of Texas. Ain't gonna happen.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: If the University of Texas came calling for you, and they're like, hey, David Nuño, we want you to be the play-by-play voice, would you work for the University of Texas?
DAVID NUÑO: Well, first off, I'd be the worst play-by-play guy in the world, so no. The answer would be no.
I'm gonna tell you the truth. No, OK? Because if the University of Texas wants me, so does A&M, A. B--
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: No. A&M-- they're gonna bring Dave South back.
DAVID NUÑO: I'm gonna clip this and send it to all-- no, absolutely not.
Second thing. This is a true story. You can ask. My mother-in-law-- I love her. She's awesome. She bought my children a Barcelona soccer ball and a Leo Messi shirt. Do you think those are found in the house?
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Nope.
DAVID NUÑO: I hid those. I burned them. They're gone. I love her. My kids are not wearing Barcelona.
My wife went to the University of Texas. My children have zero ties to the University of Texas. You understand that? They don't even know it's a school that exists. They just think it's like, oh, yeah. Texas.
They know nothing about it. I'm sorry. You are born a certain way. This is who you are.
And my wife isn't in sports, so she doesn't really get into the rivalry stuff, right? So it's fine. I win this battle. So no, I am not working for Texas.
I will tell you, I have rooted for Texas on occasion. Not often, but I have.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Mack Brown years.
DAVID NUÑO: Well, I didn't root for Mack. I wanted Mack to lose the national championship. There's no doubt, OK? I was rooting for Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart. There's no doubt. I wanted them to lose 100-to-0.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Good.
DAVID NUÑO: But this year, there were a couple of times I wanted Tom Herman to win.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: So he can stay. No. You had some ill intentions behind the rooting. That doesn't count. That doesn't count.
DAVID NUÑO: Every time I felt that he could lose the job, I'd be like, Tom, just win one more for the Gipper. Come on!
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Have you seen what Sark is doing, by the way? Steve Sarkisian?
DAVID NUÑO: He stole an Aggie recruit the other day. He's doing great.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Dude, he's pulling in-- I don't know what they're doing, OK? I don't know what kind of Alabama recruiting tools they're using, but man, they are just pulling in top-three guys at their position, left and right.
And I'm just like, oof, OK.
DAVID NUÑO: You know what I say to that? I love Kelvin Sampson. Not Kelvin Sampson. Excuse me. Kevin Sumlin. I do love Kelvin Sampson, too. You love Kevin, I think, right? Sumlin was good to you.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Sumlin's awesome.
DAVID NUÑO: Summy pulled top-five classes and top-10 classes and top-12 classes. It didn't mean anything. They're a number. And sure, they're a way that we use to gauge how good a class is.
Tom Herman had several great classes. And maybe another year is what he needed. And yet, I think, at least as of right now, the feeling is that Sark is recruiting at an even higher level than Tom was, right? But you still gotta do it.
And that's the big question. Is he doing it?
Like Jimbo. Jimbo has been recruiting great. He had one amazing year, and I think they're gonna have another amazing year. I really do believe this is gonna-- we talked about the golden era. I think the Aggies are about to go on a three-, four-year run where they are in the conversation as one of the top 10 teams in the country.
But they gotta do it more than once, right? And with Sark, we gotta see what they do.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: I'll add this. If you look at the final four or five classes every year, like the top five, and then you look at what happens in the National Championship Game breakdown and who finishes in the top six to get into that conversation, those five are always there.
Alabama's a layup. Ohio State. Georgia is the outlier, actually, in all this, 'cause they keep getting great classes, and they keep missing the National Championship outside of the one year they lost to Alabama. So you have to look at, OK, where are these--
DAVID NUÑO: I'm sorry. They lost to Alabama in the SEC championship game, which they didn't get the same love that Notre Dame got after getting destroyed and still making [INAUDIBLE].
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: No. They did make it to the CFP one year as well, and they ended up losing.
So you look at it, and you go, OK, if you're in the top five, then there is a great chance. Unless your coach is just epically bad, you're probably gonna be in the conversation. A&M's been pulling in great recruiting classes, and look, it's starting to show. It's starting to pay off.
It's easier to coach these really good players. I get it. The system is flawed. We don't know if a five-star is gonna end up becoming a five-star throughout college, and all that stuff. But it helps that you have better talent. And it makes coaching just that much easier.
DAVID NUÑO: It helps with the injuries.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Yeah, that's a great-- the injuries as well.
Can I bring a non-sports topic to you real quickly?
DAVID NUÑO: If it's "WandaVision," yes. If it's not, we'll see.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: No, it's not Wanda right now, but we will talk about that in a second.
I want to know how you would react to this, 'cause I had a little incident this morning in the neighborhood. So, I'm friends with all my neighbors. And you know me. I'm a friendly person. I will always go out of my way to say hi to people. I'm nice to people.
DAVID NUÑO: You avoid conflict.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Yes. I hate conflict. I'm not a big conflict guy. I will call you up and have you fight my battles for me. This is how we work. OK, that's team "No Layups."
So, there's one guy on our street. He's not fond of me and another family, for some reason. He doesn't say hi. Sometimes, it gets a little weird and aggressive, and it's fine.
So, yesterday, I get a notification on my email that, hey, a package has been delivered in your mailbox. It's a package I've been waiting for. I want to get it.
So, I come home after work. I go and go to my mailbox. I open it up. I get it out, and I'm like, oh, these are not mine. It belonged to the neighbor that I, frankly, don't like that much, either, OK? You're gonna give me that energy? I'm returning that energy.
But I was the bigger man, and I was like, you know what? I'll drop these off to him tomorrow morning instead of just putting it back in the mailbox or whatever. I'll just go drop 'em off.
So, this morning, I get up. I get up. I get up. First thing I do, actually-- I woke up. I'm like, you know what? He's probably waiting for this.
So I went there, dropped the package off, rung the doorbell. He obviously didn't open. It's a ring. He's like, oh, what's this guy doing here? Dropped the packages off. Went home. Whatever.
Then, just about 10 minutes before the show, I see him outside. So I went up to him, and I said, hey, did you get those packages I left for you that I was kind enough to deliver there? And he goes, oh, no, I didn't get 'em. I don't know.
And I was like, OK, well, I left 'em there for you, and they're not there on your doorstep, so somebody has 'em. And I said, did you, by any chance, get any packages in your mailbox? Because, in the mailbox, they leave a key for the parcel locker. And I go, hey, did you get anything?
And he goes, yeah, I actually did, and I just left 'em in there. And I was like, really? Hold on. And he goes, yeah, they're probably still in there.
DAVID NUÑO: I would've probably done the same thing at your neighbor.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Really? You wouldn't have the consideration of just dropping it to somebody on your street?
DAVID NUÑO: Depends what I got going on. [INAUDIBLE].
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: No, no, no. Oh my god, David. You won't-- you just leave it?
DAVID NUÑO: [INAUDIBLE] my mailbox? In my mailbox?
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: The parcel locker key is in your box. You open the parcel locker. You look at it, and you go, oh, look, this is my neighbor's package.
It wasn't mine, by the way. He left his neighbor from across the street who he talks to. You literally have to just walk 30 feet and drop off a package.
DAVID NUÑO: I probably would tell the neighbor. But if I have a relationship with a neighbor that I don't-- you're a lot nicer than I am. I'd do it begrudgingly. Hey, man. You got some stuff in my box. Go get it. It would've been like that.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Wow.
DAVID NUÑO: No, I would have done it. But I would have been like-- you're telling me that this guy's not nice, and I've also heard some more background on him before the show. There was a little preshow meeting that we had about this dude.
So I would probably show up like this. Hey, you got a thing in your box or whatever. I don't go to the mailbox, so it would never happen to me. I've been in my mailbox at my house four times in nine years.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: So how would you react if you were waiting for a package to arrive. It's a brand-new CR7 jersey and cleats. You are pumped for this. It's a really exciting package.
DAVID NUÑO: It's a really exciting package.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: And your neighbor comes up to you and goes, oh, by the way, I just left 'em in there, unlocked.
DAVID NUÑO: I would have a problem with it, and I'd say something to him. I'd probably be like--
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: That's what this guy did. He just left the packages in there, unlocked.
DAVID NUÑO: I agree with you. I'm just saying, if there's a prior relationship with somebody I don't like, I don't know if I'm gonna go above and beyond. Now, but unlocked and all that-- of course. Isn't it illegal? You should do something with--
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Just be kind enough. Now, in hindsight, I'm like--
DAVID NUÑO: Did you say anything to him, though?
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: No. I just said, you couldn't have dropped the packages off? And then he's like, well, I just left 'em in there. And I was like, OK, I'm not getting in a fight right now. I'm good. I said what I had to say, and I left.
And so I was like, OK, I'm gonna go check it. And it wasn't my package. It was actually my best friend on the street-- it was his wife's package.
DAVID NUÑO: You rank your friends on the street?
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Yeah, for sure.
DAVID NUÑO: There's a ranking on the friends-- really?
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: For sure. For sure.
DAVID NUÑO: Really?
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Absolutely. This is the neighbor who wrapped my pipe for the pool pipes.
DAVID NUÑO: You have your best work friend. You have your best street friend.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Yeah. He's my street friend.
DAVID NUÑO: You have a lot of rankings, man.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: I love rankings. I'm a big rankings guy.
It's Chris, my neighbor. Chris, my neighbor is my best friend on the street. He works out with me sometimes. I don't like inviting people to work out unless I'm best friends with you.
DAVID NUÑO: I got my best gym friend, OK?
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Yeah, Juan.
DAVID NUÑO: My best office mate, Joe Gleason, just walked in.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Ooh.
So I was so upset, man.
DAVID NUÑO: My best friend at the barber shop.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: And then I brought the package back.
By the way, I looked at the package, and I saw Chris's wife's name on it. I'm like, seriously? You left a neighbor that you're actually cool with, and they actually talk to you-- 'cause no one else talks to this guy. Nobody likes this guy on our street.
And you just left his package. You wouldn't even look at it and just walk it back? It was the most inconsiderate thing I've ever seen done that could have been resolved in literally 30 feet.
DAVID NUÑO: I want you to try something different, OK? Instead of having this ill will towards this neighbor-- what's his name?
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: I'm not gonna say his name.
DAVID NUÑO: Frederico. I'm gonna call him Frederico.
I would have your beautiful wife cook him some brownies or something-- legal-- and deliver it as a sign of good faith and I'm trying.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: I did good faith. I delivered his packages this morning. That was good. That was the nice thing to do. I shouldn't have done it, in hindsight.
DAVID NUÑO: Technically, you should have done it yesterday.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: No. It was like 10:30. I'm not going to somebody's house at 10:30.
DAVID NUÑO: Leave a little note on the door at 10:30.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: No. I'm not going to his house at 10:30. Uh-uh. No chance. He might-- no, I'm not gonna say what he might do. I'm good. I'mma get in trouble.
That was my story.
DAVID NUÑO: By the way, I'm sorry that I don't have your back as much as you expected me to.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: I can't believe it.
DAVID NUÑO: I'm just saying, I would hope my wife would do it. I don't check the mail.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: The considerate thing to do.
DAVID NUÑO: I'm not a big mail guy. But somebody delivered something to my mom's house, when they all had COVID, that belonged to a neighbor, and of course, I delivered it for them. So yeah, I feel you there.
"WandaVision." Full disclosure-- I work for Disney. [INAUDIBLE] Disney+. I think the finale was exactly like I told you it was gonna be. It was good, but not good enough for people because we live in a society that likes to complain about stuff. And I think we all had these expectations of Magneto and of-- by the way, spoiler.
We should tell people, if you're still listening, and you haven't watched "WandaVision"-- Joe's in the back. He'll never watch "WandaVision."
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: No chance.
DAVID NUÑO: Zero. And by the time he watches it one day, he won't be interested.
- No chance.
DAVID NUÑO: Yeah, he's not gonna watch it. He doesn't even know what Wanda or Vision is.
- What is it?
DAVID NUÑO: Exactly. What is it, he says.
So, we all expected maybe a little Magneto appearance, Doctor Strange appearance, and I think that's why some people were let down. I don't think it was the best of the nine episodes. I don't think so at all.
And I still want the Quicksilver to mean something, and it doesn't mean anything right now. It's just some guy named Ralph Bohner.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: It's just a random guy.
DAVID NUÑO: Yeah. Just a random guy from "Growing Pains."
But I loved it. I think the storytelling was phenomenal throughout, the way they weaved in and the way they set up the future of the MCU, the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: You nailed it. This whole series was just gonna set up something else, unfortunately. It wasn't gonna be a whole new avenue or a lane for Marvel to go down. It's just setting up the next thing, right?
I knew they were gonna do that because of what you said, but I wish there was one more oomph into it. Like, hey, here's something memorable. There was nothing memorable, in my opinion, from that season finale.
DAVID NUÑO: Not from the season finale, but I think shows do that, man. And when you think about it, it hinted at the multiverse if you watch the extra credit scenes, right?
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: I did. Yes.
DAVID NUÑO: To me, if that's not a hint at the multiverse, I don't know what is. It also opened up the door to Monica Rambeau's character getting, maybe, a spin-off show. I told you I thought she was gonna be on "Captain Marvel." Looks like that's gonna happen.
I did wish there was a little tie-in with the Spider-Man, a Doctor Strange. But again, this show was supposed to come out, I think, in September, and it was pushed back. So I'm sure all that stuff was already in the pipeline, and they've already set stuff up.
I really wanted something from the new Fox universe, right, be that Fantastic Four, be that-- what it also means is that all of us read too much into these stories. Like, oh, that means you're talking about Reed Richards. That's for sure Reed Richards. That engineer? And we were wrong about everything.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: It was nice. It was cool. It was fun to watch all that. I thought Vision's character was fantastic.
The acting was great. I enjoyed it. It wrapped up the sentimental part of those characters, which was cool, and it's setting up for the future. I just left it going, all right, that was cool. That was cool.
'Cause the whole series was so unique. It was so different. There was something memorable from each episode. This just fell flat, because it played out exactly how we thought it would. It was perfect. It was just the perfect tie on every story, which isn't nice sometimes.
DAVID NUÑO: But, one through nine, you would say amazing season, amazing run, right?
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Yeah.
DAVID NUÑO: One through nine.
And also, I think there's a lot of questions unanswered. That's the thing. I still think there's a Mephisto. There's some guy who's pulling the strings here. And Agnes's character-- there's more to her. There's more layers to her.
What did this open up, with Wanda keeping her-- not black magic, but whatever magic that she has. Opened up that new--
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Scarlet magic?
DAVID NUÑO: Yeah, that new dimension to her.
So there's a lot of things that are still-- look at the way that the neighborhood looked at her, like a scarlet letter when she walked through, and they're all looking at her like you're the one. There's still a lot of layers to be peeled that I think we're gonna start getting.
Obviously, when Doctor Strange comes out, which I believe is in December-- we went over the dates already-- we got "Black Widow." I would "Black Widow" would have come out already, because I feel like it's out of place. And now we've still got the Loki show to go. We still got, obviously, the Winter Soldier.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: "The Falcon"--
DAVID NUÑO: So there's a lot. And I think this blueprint is almost better than a movie, because it kept my family engaged every Friday, but it felt like a nine-hour movie, as opposed to trying to fit everything in in two hours and 30 minutes.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Yeah, and you're not the only one. It attracted new people, right? I never knew Carlos Correa was a Marvel fan, a comic book fan, and he's tweeting about it. He actually said, man, Friday nights won't be the same because "WandaVision" is gone now.
So it's attracting new people into the universe and making them even more engaged as opposed to a movie once a year or twice a year. It was cool. It was fun to see, and it was perfect for what Disney+ needed.
DAVID NUÑO: Yeah, but think about it, though. Disney+ just gone on a four-month run of incredible Friday nights, from "Mandalorian" that set you up to start doing this on a consistent basis on Fridays, waiting for that next episode.
I hate waiting for the episode. By Tuesday, I'm like, where is this thing? And then, sometimes, if I have to work on a Friday, I'm like, goodness, I'm not gonna get to watch it till tomorrow.
But we've gone 12, almost-- not consecutive, 'cause we had Christmas and some holiday stuff. We've done several Fridays in a row, and what we're two weeks out from the Winter Soldier show, right?
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Is it? I don't know the dates on that.
DAVID NUÑO: And then we get "Justice League," which I know you're super excited to watch.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: God, I can't wait for that to just come out, finally, so Zack Snyder can stop tweeting about it on Instagram.
DAVID NUÑO: You're not excited about it at all?
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Not at all. Not at all. It's gonna be horrible.
DAVID NUÑO: I know it's gonna be terrible, but I'm excited.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: It's gonna be horrible. The expectations are so high. The Snyder Cut. The Snyder Cut! Oh my gosh, look at this picture! Ah!
And it's nothing. It's gonna be the same thing. Unless you're gonna reshoot the whole thing, which would take another year, it's gonna be the same thing with four additional scenes.
DAVID NUÑO: It's a four-hour movie.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Yeah, it's bad storytelling. If you need four hours to tell a story, you're not a good storyteller.
DAVID NUÑO: Less CGI. That's all I ask for. Less CGI. [INAUDIBLE].
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: It looks like there's more CGI, unfortunately.
DAVID NUÑO: Yeah, less CGI.
Anything else that we were supposed to touch on? I have not watched--
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Nope.
DAVID NUÑO: --the Biggie documentary yet.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: I have not watched it, either. That's why I put it on there-- if you had. But we'll talk about it.
I don't think I'm gonna watch it. I'm not intrigued by it, because I've already heard all the stories about Biggie that I need to. I don't know what else is--
DAVID NUÑO: I'm gonna watch it.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: What else is left to uncover about Biggie's life?
DAVID NUÑO: And you tweeted about it initially, and I forget in what context. And then I posted about it, and I got some very interesting takes on it, about 59, 69. I think [INAUDIBLE] tweeted at me. He explained it. I forget. It was very governmental stuff.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: It's the interstate versus the highway.
DAVID NUÑO: But it was not that way when we were kids. When we were kids-- well, you're six, 10 years younger than me. But there was a time it was just 59, and then, all of a sudden, they put 69 up.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: I think it was funding, or somebody said it was NAFTA-related. You saw that tweet or Instagram post?
DAVID NUÑO: I didn't see that one.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Somebody's like, it's related to NAFTA. And I'm like, it might be. I don't know. But it just makes more sense that you just say interstate versus highway. That's why. It's Highway 69, Interstate 69.
DAVID NUÑO: I just googled Highway 59 versus I-69. Why was US-69 changed to Interstate 69. Confusing Path-- 59 or Interstate 69?
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Google's like, nobody knows. They just did it. They had a government grant, and they're like, we need to use this money. Let's just change some signs up. OK, cool. Then we're done.
DAVID NUÑO: So, programming note-- we will do a show Thursday, but I will more than likely take Sunday off. Spring break. Gonna be a soccer tournament out of town. But then we'll be back after spring break and get everybody caught up here on the "No Layups."
But Thursday, we'll figure that out as we get closer, bro.
RAHEEL RAMZANALI: Cool. All right, man. I'll talk to you later. Good luck on the newscast.
DAVID NUÑO: Thank you.