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Jason Fitz is joined by a star-studded cast of celebrity guests to take one final look back at NFL Week 1 and look ahead to Week 2. Fitz kicks things off with a couple flaming hot takes based off last week’s action before Geoff Schwartz joins to give his take on why offensive lines have been struggling early. JJ Watt tunes in to catch up with Fitz and give his perspective on retirement and early defensive line dominance. Later, country superstar Chris Young joins to discuss the hot start for his beloved Dallas Cowboys and Texas Longhorns, and actor/comedian Rob Riggle talks about his expectations for his Kansas City Chiefs, along with a wild prediction for their upcoming game against Jacksonville.
1:00 – Fitz kicks off the show with Five Fireballs: takes based off of the past weekend’s action that are so hot they caught fire (plus a couple extra).
10:35 – The legendary Geoff Schwartz joins the show to discuss his thoughts on the false start debate with the Kansas City Chiefs offensive line that swept the nation last week. Next, the duo discuss whether or not it’s time to sound the alarm for Josh Allen and look ahead to Week 2 with the Weekend 180, as they decide on teams that could look totally different than we saw in Week 1.
25:10 – Fitz is joined by legendary defensive end JJ Watt to catch up on how retirement is treating him after his first Sunday not on the field. Watt also gives his opinion on why defenses looked better than offenses in Week 1 and his thoughts on the Chiefs offensive line jumping.
30:45 – Country superstar and diehard Dallas Cowboys fan Chris Young joins Fitz to discuss the Cowboys’s red hot start on Sunday Night Football and his expectations for the season, the Texas Longhorns’ huge victory over Alabama and the worst bar tab he’s ever been stuck with.
43:20 – Actor and comedian Rob Riggle joins to recount his experience when the Chiefs won their first Super Bowl, give a very oddly-specific prediction for the upcoming Chiefs game against the Jacksonville Jaguars and show off his group chat with other Chiefs fan celebrities.
On Thursday, September 28th, he’ll join Katie Couric, members of the D.C. Pickleball team, and other D.C. personalities, for the inaugural National Mall of Pickleball, presented by Trust for the National Mall and Humana. Programming will feature celebrity “Mall of Famers” matches starring Katie Couric, and more, with Rob serving as emcee and color commentator. The event will also include a media tournament and showdown, where newsrooms will go head-to-head for bragging rights as the “Best Media Picklers” in town, a DMV-area recreation league tournament, on-site pickleball lessons and clinics and a D.C.P.T Exhibition match with Major League Pickleball’s newly minted D.C. Pickleball Team. Fans and picklers can reserve their courts and clinics when bookings officially open to the public at Noon PM ET on Thursday, September 14th. For more information about programming, or for a peak at the planned footprint of 9 courts and grandstands, visit https://nationalmall.org/pickleball.
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