March Madness Predictions, New England’s $200m SPEND, NFL Trade Rumors | BetUS Unfiltered

March 18, 2021

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 4. In this episode, Warren Sapp and Gary Payton discuss their 2021 March Madness picks and predictions, the 2021 NFL trade rumors and deadline approaching plus big sports names to watch out for.

In today’s show:
2:21​ 2021 March Madness Predictions
18:53​ 2021 NFL Trade Talk
26:43​ Pick Your Partner
38:52​ NFL Trade Rumors

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PODCAST TRANSCRIPTION
Dawn:
Welcome to Unfiltered, brought to you by BetUS. It is America’s favorite sports book because you bet, you win, you get paid. Let’s bring in the star-

Gary Payton:
Or your ass gets paid, Dawn.

Dawn:
I was saving that for later.

Gary Payton:
Your ass gets paid, Dawn.

Dawn:
I was going to build up to that. All right, you bet, you win, your ass gets paid. You better believe.

Gary Payton:
There it is, Dawn.

Dawn:
You better believe your ass gets paid. That’s Gary Payton. Of course, nine time all-star. He’s an NBA championship winner, he’s a Hall of Famer. He’s a good looking guy. Look at him over there. Looking all happy. And speaking of good looking, but I mean, these are the eye-candy on the show. I’m just here trying to steer the ship. It’s Mr Warren Sapp. Seven time pro bowler. Don’t be giving him nine, because it could’ve been nine, though. But it was seven. He has a Super Bowl Championship, and also an all-star. And actually, both of them pretty proud papas.

Dawn:
Warren, I’ve seen a little bit. There’s a new star in the family. Her name is Mercedes Sapp, and she is an unbelievable goalie in soccer, isn’t she? They’re doing very well.

Warren Sapp:
Listen, she been a star since the day she was born. That’s how it goes, Dawn. That’s daddy’s baby right there. So, you know what I’m saying. Ain’t never been a day she ain’t shine. But right now, she in between them pipes. We 6-0. She only got two goals against her in six games.

Dawn:
Wow.

Warren Sapp:
We going to see what we got. She looking for a championship because she’s the only Sapp in the household without a championship ring, and she’s shooting for it right now. And she’s focused.

Dawn:
We’ll get her one.

Warren Sapp:
I like going to watch.

Dawn:
I know. I think you’re kind of the coach there, too. And you said she’s a female version of you. That frightens me in ways I can’t even begin to describe.

Warren Sapp:
No, no, no. Trust me, if you meet her, you’d get a full version of what I’m saying. Just as long as you don’t-

Gary Payton:
Girl, you will get a full version. That’s a mini Sapp. That’s just a woman Sapp. I’m just going to let you know. That’s a woman Sapp. You just put a woman in with him and that’s it.

Warren Sapp:
She’s much, much nicer. She’s much, much nicer, and better looking.

Dawn:
She is a beautiful young lady.

Warren Sapp:
Thank you.

Dawn:
So, we will be watching her career as it continues to develop. Oh boy, do we have busy things coming up. Get what BetUS are doing? I mean, you guys already know. It is March Madness times. We’re going to jump right in because we’ve got a lot to talk about today. We’re going to talk odds. We’re going to talk about ways to make money. The first way to make a bunch of money, BetUS has their $1 million dollar bracket contest. Of course, all of us will fill out brackets. Those will be available for you to take a look at.

Warren Sapp:
You haven’t filled out your bracket yet, Dawn? You still late?

Dawn:
I’m holding out. I’m holding out. Why are we holding out, Gary? We got to wait for four games, right?

Gary Payton:
No, we got to wait for the right brackets, though, Warren. They filled in brackets. They didn’t even have the play-in games at the bottom so we can pick for the play-in games and then leave the blanks for Gonzaga, who they’ll play. And then we’ll write in who we think would play Gonzaga. But what they got right now is they got Norfolk State/Apache State. But we can’t do that, because it’s got to blank because we got to pick in the bottom of who we think is going to win out of Norfolk State and Apache State.

Dawn:
Okay.

Gary Payton:
You know what I’m saying? Look at Warren.

Dawn:
It doesn’t matter. You guys are going down.

Gary Payton:
Hey, Warren? You ain’t fill one of them out, Warren?

Dawn:
He filled one out. He’s ready to go.

Warren Sapp:
And I put who I thought would win those games and all of that, and go ahead right on.

Dawn:
He did his thing. He did his thing.

Warren Sapp:
It’s not hard. It’s not hard.

Dawn:
No, it’s not hard.

Warren Sapp:
And it’s Appalachian State. It’s Appalachian State, too.

Gary Payton:
Appalachian, Appalachey, Appaloonky, Appahoonky, whatever. They ain’t going-

Warren Sapp:
Those are some very nice mountains. They some very nice mountains on the East coast. We ain’t got many. We ain’t got many. We ain’t got many like y’all on the west side. So, leave our mountains alone.

Gary Payton:
That ain’t no mountains. Come on out here and deal with us.

Warren Sapp:
Trust me, we don’t have what you have, but we do have our little peaks and valleys over here.

Gary Payton:
Okay.

Dawn:
While we get into this discussion of who’s mountains are bigger, we’ll move onto the March Madness now.

Warren Sapp:
That’s what she said. That’s what she said.

Dawn:
That’s what she said. Okay, I’ve got a bet for you guys. We’ll look at this. This is kind of fun. This is rotation 6031, or 6032 on BetUS. Which number one seeds, or how many number one seeds make the Final Four? Over 1.5 is -170, as of today. Under 1.5 is +140. Of course, your top seeds, Gonzaga, Illinois, Baylor, and Michigan. What do you guys think? Over or under. What do you think, Gary?

Gary Payton:
I’m going to do the over, because I think more than half of them are going to be there. I think at least three. If any, one of them only going to get upset. And that one to me would be Baylor if they were upset. They went in to the tournament not looking very well. I think Gonzaga’s going to cruise through it. I think Illinois is going to cruise through it. They’re too strong. And then I think Michigan. If their star comes back, I think they’ll be a cruise through. Baylor is struggling right now, so I don’t know. And they’re in a tough bracket too. They got some guys to play. And so, I would go with the over. I think more than half of them are going to go.

Warren Sapp:
Two. Two going.

Dawn:
Two going?

Gary Payton:
You think two going? I think three’s going to go. I think three’s going to go.

Warren Sapp:
All right.

Dawn:
Who’s not going, Warren? I know you don’t like Baylor very much.

Warren Sapp:
No, Baylor’s not going.

Gary Payton:
Oh, yeah. That’s the only team I think that wouldn’t make it to the Final Four.

Warren Sapp:
Michigan ain’t going either.

Gary Payton:
The other three will cruise.

Warren Sapp:
Michigan ain’t going either because if ifs and buts was candies and nuts, every day would be Christmas.

Dawn:
Hold on. I got to write that down. If ifs and buts were candies-

Warren Sapp:
Was candies and nuts, every day would be Christmas.

Dawn:
Every day would be Christmas.

Warren Sapp:
Yeah.

Dawn:
It’s a Sapp-ism. We have our first Sapp-ism of the show today.

Warren Sapp:
It don’t take long with Gary Payton throwing them out there. He just throwing them out there. I love this.

Gary Payton:
Hey, I’m a throw it. That’s what I do. I’m an assist man. I throw lobs, you dunk it.

Warren Sapp:
I know. Boom. I with you. I with you.

Dawn:
All right. We’re taking the over there at -170.

Warren Sapp:
Yes.

Dawn:
That still seems like a pretty good bet. You know who we would like to see get there, and this would mean something to Gary, would be Oregon State. What about Oregon State, Gary? I believe you were actually at the game. They had to win the PAC 12 to get in, and they did exactly that. And they are on a bit of a role right now, some momentum.

Gary Payton:
Well, Dawn, you got to understand, that’s what basketball is, and playoffs is and tournaments. That’s why we call it March Madness, because anything can happen. Cinderellas. I was at all three games. They started off with UCLA. They played very well, beat UCLA. Then with Oregon, the number one seed at the time … They had beat Oregon already in the regular season. They beat them in the first game. I knew that that was a bad matchup for Oregon. And if we played well, and everybody stepped up and played well. And then when they played Colorado, that really surprised me because that Colorado team is pretty good with their good, Wright. The player of the year. Played them very well in the championship and beat them at the end. And they got into the tournament.

Gary Payton:
Now, they got a big task in front of them with a very, very athletic Tennessee team. And that Tennessee team is really, really athletic. They’re the 12th seed and they’re the 5th seed. I hope that they can win it. Anything could happen, Dawn. Like I said, Cinderellas, anything. But the odds are not good. But, I hope they do.

Dawn:
I think it’s minus … Or they’re getting +8. What do you think, Warren? Should we take the points and maybe give them a chance? I mean, momentum does count for a lot.

Warren Sapp:
You know what, it’s too bad they don’t give you the points when it’s your team because I don’t think they’re going to beat Oregon State by more than eight. No, I don’t think so. We get into March Madness, you’re talking about two possessions at the most? I mean, come on. No, no. It’s going to be some great games and some big upsets, but the ones are going to run. The ones are going to run until we get around Sweet 16 and then trouble’s going to set in for a lot of people because you don’t get a whole two weeks to prepare yourself. You got to go out and play some basketball. And sometimes it’s just a swing of a little momentum in a basketball game, and it’s gets going and it gets out of control fast.

Dawn:
Kind of like the show.

Gary Payton:
You know, these teams, they haven’t seen some of these teams neither. And they don’t have a chance to prepare for them. You only get a day to prepare for them.

Warren Sapp:
And you can’t simulate how some of them play.

Gary Payton:
Yeah, yeah. And a team that everybody is going to have with is two teams, that they’re going to have trouble with. Is Georgia Tech and Houston. Teams who play them, that’s going to be a hard out for both of them teams because both of them teams are very athletic. They’re well coached. And that Georgia Tech team, unreal. Their guard play is unreal.

Warren Sapp:
Oh my God, that little young fella plays.

Gary Payton:
Yeah. And whoever play them, they going to be in trouble. They’re going to be in trouble.

Dawn:
Let’s talk a little bit about teams coming out of the ACC and Georgia Tech, of course, one of them. I mean, it’s every year they seem to send a contingent. Seven this year. So, we got Virginia, Florida State, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Clemson, Syracuse, and Louisville. Any dark horses there that you guys like there?

Warren Sapp:
And you didn’t say the Duke Blue Devils.

Gary Payton:
Yeah, that usually [crosstalk 00:09:24].

Warren Sapp:
And we just act like that’s just some regular stuff that’s going on. Armageddon is close y’all. When Duke basketball is down, and Florida State is up there, what the hell is going on in the world, man?

Dawn:
2021. It’s 2021.

Warren Sapp:
2020 took Duke right on off the map. What the hell?

Dawn:
And Kentucky too.

Gary Payton:
They didn’t have a good team this year, anyway.

Warren Sapp:
No. No, they didn’t. They didn’t.

Gary Payton:
They didn’t have a good basketball team. He didn’t have too many good recruits this year.

Warren Sapp:
When has he ever not had a good recruit or the number one class, or …

Gary Payton:
I know. It’s him or Kentucky. But we looking at Kentucky, too, they ain’t in there, though.

Warren Sapp:
No, no.

Gary Payton:
Yeah. Yeah. And they usually don’t be like that, and they both was down this year. But the best thing about it, all of them get to come back. See, they get a free year, and then he going to bring more recruits in, so that’s going to be better for him. And I know he going to fuel up. They’re going to fuel up. They’re going to be okay next year.

Warren Sapp:
Yeah.

Gary Payton:
Yeah, yeah. They’ll be all right next year.

Dawn:
And then half of them are going to go to the G League anyway. What do you guys think? Warren, what do you think? Is March Madness going to be a big thing this year? I mean, it doesn’t seem like there’s a lot of standout stars. There’s some definitely. We talk about Jalen Suggs from Gonzaga. Obviously, these guys look like they’re NBA ready. Evan Mobley from USC, and everybody will be watching Cade Cunningham from Oklahoma State. But with no fans, no teams really being the villain teams. What do you think is going to be the engagement with people with March Madness this year.

Gary Payton:
Wait, hold on, Dawn.

Warren Sapp:
Whoa, whoa, whoa, Gary Payton. Wait a minute, Gary Payton. Your name is Gary, this Sapp. This is Sapp. This is Sapp. Dog, the game itself, because the last March Madness got wiped away and we all had to have our own team and it was survive and advance. Right now, we get basketball again, and this is made for TV. We didn’t know who the hell [inaudible 00:11:18] was until he lit up the damn scoreboard in them two first round games. We don’t know who a bunch of these kids is, until all of a sudden that Thursday and that Saturday day roll around, them first two days. And we’re like, “Who the hell is this kid?” And we got the internet to look him up and enjoy them like we get to enjoy them.

Warren Sapp:
But, boy, thank God that they tournament is back. My goodness, boy. Because ain’t nothing on Netflix unless y’all going to send me a whole bunch of shit to watch, because ain’t shit on Netflix. Let’s let the kids bounce it. Let the parents go look. And if you got a vaccination, go get you a vaccination and go on through there and watch the kids and cheer them on, because boy, ain’t nothing like that one touch, boy. When they tip that thing off because anybody got a shot. Anybody got a shot, man. Come on.

Gary Payton:
Yeah, and then, Warren, you know Indiana letting 25% of the fans in though. They’re going to have a little capacity though. It’s going to be good little games, because everybody going to still be juiced. All your family get to come so you’re going to be cool. And then the bubble is good.

Warren Sapp:
Mama there and the TV on. That’s all the two I need, dog. That’s all I’ve ever needed to go out and bust some heads, dog. Mama in the stands and the TV on. Let’s get it. Let’s get it.

Gary Payton:
Everybody, they’re going to have all their family there. They’re going to be all right. I think it’s going to be a good little tournament. I think we going to find some basketball, and we’re going to find some stars like Warren say. These kids are going to go. Just like what Morant did the year before when he was in the tournament. Nobody knew about this kid.

Warren Sapp:
Nope.

Gary Payton:
They just thought he was the running mate with Zion Williamson. All of a sudden he start boom, boom, boom, and he start beating people at Murray State. Next think you know, he a big time star, man. And what he doing in the pros, win rookie of the year, do all that stuff. So, we’re going to find some good basketball players in this tournament. I know everybody’s juiced for this tournament.

Warren Sapp:
Fast. Fast, too. Don’t go to lunch, baby. When they tip that thing out be sitting down, because it goes fast and furious, boy. Do not miss it. Do not miss it.

Gary Payton:
Yep.

Dawn:
Actually, I’m glad. There was that controversy with Oklahoma State, obviously. At the beginning of the season, they weren’t even sure that they were going to be allowed to play. In fact, that’s still under appeal. So, the Cowboys were kind of they were in, were not in. So, they’re in, but it gives us a chance to watch Cade Cunningham. And let’s face it, he’s pretty exciting. And he’s already being touted as a potential first overall pick in the draft, Gary. So, with the bribery, the coach is gone. All that kind of stuff that went on. What did you think about Oklahoma going into the year?

Gary Payton:
Listen, Dawn. I don’t think you should punish the kids. You know what I’m saying?

Dawn:
Yeah.

Gary Payton:
Whatever’s going on, don’t never punish the kids. This basketball team played the whole season and they played their butts off. You know what I’m saying? And they did what they had to do. Now, let the kid … You only get one chance at an NCAA tournament. You don’t know how many times you’re going to make it to the tournament. It’s just like with Oregon State. They didn’t ever think that they would make it to the tournament. But they are. They’re giving their dream now, because they played so well. So, give them an opportunity. And this kid can go. If you haven’t seen this kid play, he is a phenomenal basketball player. You know what I’m saying?

Gary Payton:
And give him a chance because you win the trophy of player of the year in these little first two games, I think. They say that they vote, but they really don’t vote. They be like, “Man, let me wait. Let me see. Let me see how he get off.” And if he comes and have a 30, 25, or 30, 25, 25, 25, he’s going to fool around and win it. I think they got the kid from Iowa, the big center up there first. But I think if this kid has a sensational two games, he’ll win some of the player of the years.

Dawn:
I like it. Warren, we’ve got some odds for you. As of today, who’s the best value here? So, these are your top four. You’ve got Gonzaga at +175, got Illinois +450, Baylor at +575, you don’t want that because they’re not going through. And Michigan at +700. Those odds went up a little bit. So, is Gonzaga worth it at 175 do you think? Warren?

Warren Sapp:
Hey.

Dawn:
Hey.

Warren Sapp:
I love the kid. I mean, just a talent.

Dawn:
We’ve moved on from that. Were you texting your daughter and giving her coaching while we were talking?

Warren Sapp:
No. No.

Dawn:
I asked you who do we bet.

Warren Sapp:
My wifi sometimes gets a little crooked.

Dawn:
That’s okay. No, I’m saying is Gonzaga at 175. I’m calling you on that. You zoned out on me.

Warren Sapp:
Oh, you take Gonzaga. You know that. You take Gonzaga all day long. You take Gonzaga. Gonzaga’s one of those teams that has always been around the top 10. You always heard about the Zags back when Morrison was there, way back in the day. But now, with Duke and Kentucky off the scene, if the Zags don’t take full advantage and take home that trophy, I’d be very disappointed in them. And I put my money on them a long time ago. I think I got them at like 900 to 1.

Dawn:
Mercedes, leave your dad alone. He’ll coach you later [crosstalk 00:16:20].

Warren Sapp:
Listen, it was not about that. I’m telling you. My wifi, Dawn. I wouldn’t lie to you, baby. I wouldn’t lie. Me and the baby talked earlier. She already moved and everything. She good.

Dawn:
Okay. We’re good. Gary, one more question about Cade, because he’s an exciting young prospect and you talked about him. Where would be a good spot for him if he does go … Well, he’ll obviously go early. But where would be a good landing spot for him do you think in the NBA?

Gary Payton:
Well, you know what, Dawn, that’s a hard question.

Dawn:
It’s a tough one.

Gary Payton:
The fact is, it goes by what the lottery pick is and who wants the pick or what’s your record, and they put you in an order. He’s a kid where I think with his talent and ability, he needs to go to a team where he’s going to get coached, and then he’s got to work for his spot.

Warren Sapp:
They coach in the NBA?

Gary Payton:
Huh?

Warren Sapp:
They coach in the NBA?

Gary Payton:
Only coaches that coached me in the NBA is Pop, Rivers, Doc Rivers, and I think from Dallas … What’s his name? The coach from Dallas.

Warren Sapp:
Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know who you talking about. Adam and … Not Adam. What’s that man name? I don’t know who’s in Dallas.

Gary Payton:
I forgot. I think they coach. And then, oh matter of fact, and then I got to give Erik Spo. I got to give Spo from Miami.

Warren Sapp:
Yeah, yeah. Spo.

Gary Payton:
I got to give Spoelstra from Miami.

Warren Sapp:
Yeah, he came from out of the video room. Yeah, he coached. Yeah.

Gary Payton:
And then I forgot about the Toronto coach. I think he coached. And him and the Milwaukee coach. The Milwaukee coach. That’s about five of them that I really think coaches basketball. You know what I’m saying? They coach basketball. Everybody else has guys and players on their team that’s very athletic. So, you throw the ball out there and you give it to them.

Warren Sapp:
All right.

Gary Payton:
If you got a Lebron James, you really ain’t got to coach. You’re not coaching. He’s coaching the team, basically.

Dawn:
I know the Toronto coach, Nick Nurse, because that’s my team. NBA champions, you know.

Gary Payton:
And you know what, he would be good with Nick Nurse. I think if he went to the Toronto Raptors, he would be really good with them because they develop guards like that. And then, you don’t know what Lowry is going to be doing. They’re trying to trade him now. It’ll be a good fit for him there. With that team that they have right now, they’re struggling right now. But with that team they got, he would be a good fit with them.

Dawn:
I like it. I like it. Speaking of fits, it’s not a fit with the Glove this week. It is actually. We’re going to have that at the end of the show.

Warren Sapp:
Yes, it is. Yes, it is.

Dawn:
So, we have some retirement news, and everyone’s talking about this obviously. We are saying goodbye to Drew Brees who is now retiring from the New Orleans Saints, after a very long and productive career. I’m not going to go through all of his stats because it would take the rest of the show.

Warren Sapp:
He’s a Hall of Famer. He’s a first ballot Hall of Famer.

Dawn:
He’s a first ballot Hall of Famer. There’s no doubt about it. He started his career with the San Diego Chargers back in 2001. Now finished, so he’s been in the league a long time. Won the Super Bowl, was a Super Bowl MVP. Two time NFL offensive player of the year, 13 time Pro Bowl. On and on it goes. Most career passing yards, most career pass completion. He’s basically owning the record book. So, Drew Brees … I heard an interview yesterday with Sean Payton asking him about how the news happened. He thought that Drew was going to retire last year. So, it was interesting that he came back for one more season.

Dawn:
You guys have both retired after long productive careers. Lots of records. Lots of accolades. You were both stars. You’re both Hall of Famers, obviously. Gary, we’ll start with you. What can Drew expect in the first few months? He’s jumping right into a television gig with NBC, but it can’t be that easy to retire, is it?

Gary Payton:
You know, Dawn, it’s not. The first two years of my retirement, I thought that I was going to go in there and just say, “I’m just going to chill, relax. Kick back. It’s all good. It’s great. But as you sit in on them couches and stuff like that, and you just there, the problem with me was my kids were older. They were very much older and they were gone, basically. So, I didn’t have anything to do. I was just sitting in there. I was getting bored. That’s why I think Drew took that job real quickly so he could get out and he still can do things every week because it gets old fast. And then you get to getting fat. And you get to getting doing stuff, you get to eating, you get to doing everything. Your workout rituals start to cut down. You don’t start doing stuff. You don’t be around people. You’re not going to that locker room, having fun with your guys. Going for beers after practice and chilling like that.

Gary Payton:
It gets old. It gets real old. And I think he did a good job by taking a job right away, because he can stay home with the kids, because he got four young kids. Young kids, that he can stay home with them in the week, take them to school when it starts to go back, or if they’re still doing that. Take them to school. Take them to their soccer practices. Take them to their basketball practices, their football practices. And then he can go on the weekends and do his job, and doing his football on Sundays and Saturdays.

Gary Payton:
So, I think that he’s done that. But it’s very hard when you sit out there, and I know Warren can say the same. When you sit there for 365 days doing nothing, and you don’t have no hobby. I mean, you got to get out and start trying to golf. It don’t work like that all the time because you get bored. You get bored because it’s hard to transfer from what you was doing and you was out every day, coming to practice. And then try to go home and just sit home all and do this all day and look at Netflix. It’s going to run out. Netflix is going to run out. You ain’t going to have too many movies.

Gary Payton:
So, I think he did a good job of taking that job right away and keeping himself motivated.

Dawn:
What were your first few weeks or months like, Warren? How hard was it to walk away?

Warren Sapp:
Oh, no it was easy to walk away. When you win 15 games in four years. It’s real easy to walk away, that part of it. But, I mean, when you’re in the situation like Drew was, I think his shoulder and his body told him to talk away from the game. And he’s getting in the same thing I did. I messed around and retired from the NFL and got three jobs. I was doing Dancing with the Stars, GameDay Morning and Showtime’s Inside the NFL. So, I was on TV five nights a week, and four of them was live TV. So, trust me, it looked like I had two jobs. I felt like a Jamaican man. I had three jobs. I was working hard.

Warren Sapp:
But, the way you keep yourself busy is to keep away from what Gary talking about. That sitting on that couch. Because boy, you will put a mark in that couch. I guarantee you. I did it. I did it. I was at that point. And that’s why I got up and now that’s why you see Scuba Sapp all the time, because you can’t be lazy and be scuba, because you got to get out. You got to get moving. You got to get on that bike. You got to do something. You can’t just sitting around the house and do nothing. You really can’t. And I applaud him for going with NBC because it’ll keep his mind and his body going about the game, and still be able to get home and get with them kids. Because it’s some daddy dues that’s coming, baby. I promise you that. If he don’t know nothing else. You got four little kids? Oh my God. Oh Jesus. He going to be the school bus, the chauffeur. What?

Gary Payton:
And he going to be show and tell, Warren.

Warren Sapp:
Oh, absolutely.

Gary Payton:
You know, every time he drop them off, “Hey, your daddy Drew Brees?”

Warren Sapp:
What. Dad day at school. Job day at school. I’m bringing dad to school. Yes, yes.

Dawn:
His plate is full. Warren, so the competitive fire, actually jumping into Dancing with the Stars was probably good for you right at that time, because you ended up finishing second in that.

Warren Sapp:
No. No. No, it was not.

Dawn:
No, it was not? Why?

Warren Sapp:
Let me tell you this, Dawn. Let me tell you this, Dawn. I was doing this for a six year old little girl that was like, “Daddy, you might as well dance since you ain’t going to be playing football.” So, you know me. I’m like, “Okay, there’s 13 contestants. I’ll do this for a month, month and a half. Make sure Maurice Green don’t beat me. Make sure I can out dance the other Black guy on the show. And then, once he gone, then I can go. My little girl shows up after the first night like, “Daddy, my birthday is the finals week.” So, I got to actually go to work. So, trust me, Dawn.

Dawn:
You did.

Warren Sapp:
Oh, I had to go to work. I had to go to work.

Dawn:
You did.

Warren Sapp:
But it was fun. But it was fun. She taught me well, and she spoon-fed me like a child. And I had a pretty good muscle memory if you showed me something with a dance move. And you know, hey, here we go.

Gary Payton:
How did that work out? Shoot. How did that work out?

Warren Sapp:
Hey, man. She married a billionaire and I’m over here with y’all.

Dawn:
Oh.

Gary Payton:
Oh, Lord.

Dawn:
I think you won. I think we just got slapped here.

Warren Sapp:
We won? I was asking, Dawn. That’s why I was asking. I mean, this can’t be a self prospective thing. You need a little help with … Sometimes you get a little too close to the fire.

Dawn:
I love that. And that was always your biggest strength, too, Warren, is that for a big man that’s what got you to where you ended up being. Is that you were always extremely agile. So, it’s no surprise that you had the moves on the dance floor, too.

Warren Sapp:
Listen, listen. I always heard from my grandmother that women associate dancing with something, and I was not ruining my reputation. That’s all I’m saying. I had 30 million women that don’t watch Monday Night Football, so you know they don’t watch Sunday. So, I’m like, “Do they all want to dance with me?” So, I was just going to make sure I didn’t drop her, and make sure I was moving and smiling.

Dawn:
I like it. I like it. Well, you did an amazing job.

Warren Sapp:
That was the plan. That was the plan.

Dawn:
It’s always one to nine on this show that one of the guys is going to say something that makes me blush.

Warren Sapp:
It’s okay.

Dawn:
Always one to nine. It’s all good. All right. Speaking of dancing, let’s cruise on because social media kind of lit up the other day. It was one of those things that somebody just Tweets out, right? Because Warren, it’s about the likes, the followers, and the DMs.

Warren Sapp:
Comments. Comments.

Dawn:
Comments. And DMs.

Warren Sapp:
Y’all hit Dawn out there, fellas. Hit her in the DM.

Dawn:
No, I’m going to block everybody. Nah, I’m kind of lonely. Hit me up. No, I’m just kidding.

Warren Sapp:
Right.

Dawn:
Pick your partner. We’re going to talk about it. So, this is something that Quinn Cook Tweeted out. A member of the Cavs, of course. A two on two, hypothetical matchup. He put together Magic Johnson and Larry Bird versus Kevin Durant and Lebron James. And social media went crazy. See, for the kids, that’s as far back as they could go in their memory. Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, half of them probably had to Google it to see who those guys were. Let alone, talking … We talked about history last week.

Warren Sapp:
And that’s not a favorable matchup for either Larry Bird or Magic Johnson. My God.

Dawn:
Yeah, who you got?

Warren Sapp:
That’s a slaughter. That’s a slaughter.

Dawn:
What do you think, Gary? Same?

Gary Payton:
No, I don’t think it’s a slaughter because what Warren got to understand, both Magic and Bird-

Warren Sapp:
What I got to understand what?

Gary Payton:
He don’t understand they was 21 and Bird could out shoot anybody, and Bird was a dog.

Warren Sapp:
Oh, no, no, no, no.

Gary Payton:
Bird was a dog. Bird was a dog.

Warren Sapp:
No, no, no.

Gary Payton:
Bird was a dog.

Warren Sapp:
Bird ain’t have no foot speed-

Gary Payton:
I don’t care.

Warren Sapp:
Couldn’t jump.

Gary Payton:
And Magic will post him up.

Warren Sapp:
His ass couldn’t do nothing, but if his feet was set.

Gary Payton:
Magic will post him up.

Warren Sapp:
All right, but do this for me Gary. Go back and look at the 1987 All-Star game and watch Larry Bird as the reigning MVP walk around that bitch and shoot 0 for 9. Just watch it. Just watch it.

Gary Payton:
Wait, hold on Warren.

Warren Sapp:
Just watch it. Just watch it.

Gary Payton:
I can put you on the football field.

Warren Sapp:
Put me on what? Put me on what?

Gary Payton:
You don’t have no [crosstalk 00:28:04] you have a bad game.

Warren Sapp:
You ain’t got no tape like that of me.

Gary Payton:
What does that mean?

Warren Sapp:
You got 13 years.

Gary Payton:
It’s just like [crosstalk 00:28:10].

Warren Sapp:
Larry Bird can’t play with these boys.

Gary Payton:
You act like you can’t see him play in Boston when he got busy. He got busy in Boston. It’s just like with your career.

Warren Sapp:
With a bunch of people around him. With a bunch of people around him. This two on two. All them weaknesses get exposed.

Gary Payton:
I’m not going to even talk to you Warren.

Warren Sapp:
Yeah, yeah. Don’t. Don’t then. Don’t.

Gary Payton:
If Boston don’t have Larry Bird, they don’t have a championship.

Warren Sapp:
Not two on two. Not two on two. Not two on two. That’s five. That’s five.

Gary Payton:
Go back and Google it. Go back and Google it.

Warren Sapp:
I don’t need to Google this. I watched this. I was 15. I watched this. What are you talking about?

Gary Payton:
You ain’t watching Larry Bird.

Warren Sapp:
Why ain’t I? Why ain’t I?

Gary Payton:
If Boston doesn’t have Larry Bird, they don’t win championships.

Warren Sapp:
Why ain’t I? Why ain’t I?

Dawn:
Look what I started. Look what I started.

Gary Payton:
Wait, hold on. Let’s ask this, though. Let’s ask this-

Warren Sapp:
We’re not talking about five on five. We’re talking about two on two.

Gary Payton:
No. You just said if Bird didn’t have a lot of people around him, then he wouldn’t have been nothing. You just said that.

Warren Sapp:
No, no, no, no. I said that to you, because you said if Bird ain’t there, they don’t win a championship in Boston.

Gary Payton:
They won’t. If Larry Bird wasn’t on their team, they wouldn’t have won a championship.

Warren Sapp:
Okay.And we can go get anybody who’s an expert and ask them-

Warren Sapp:
How many did they win? How many did they win? How many did they win?

Gary Payton:
I guarantee you they’ll say the same thing.

Warren Sapp:
That don’t mean they going to play on a two on two.

Gary Payton:
And Dawn, I wish that we could go in a time machine and let them two motherfuckers play them dudes-

Warren Sapp:
He don’t Chief guarding the rim.

Gary Payton:
And I’ll bet you they’ll beat the shit out of them.

Warren Sapp:
Okay.

Gary Payton:
Larry Bird and Magic Johnson will beat the shit out of them.

Warren Sapp:
Out of who?

Gary Payton:
Out of Durant and Lebron.

Dawn:
KD and Lebron.

Warren Sapp:
No chance.

Dawn:
Okay, this is Unfiltered.

Warren Sapp:
No chance. Two of the slowest guards that ever played the game.

Gary Payton:
That’s just like putting me against somebody. That’s the same as putting me against Michael Jordan and I ain’t going to-

Warren Sapp:
It took Magic 15 years to get a baby hook.

Gary Payton:
Put me against Kobe.

Warren Sapp:
Get the hell out out of here.

Gary Payton:
Put me against Kobe, I’m going to try to put his head in the dirt. Put me against Kobe and say all that. Yeah, it ain’t going to work like that. It’s dogs.

Dawn:
I love it.

Warren Sapp:
That’s different, Gary. That’s different, Gary. You had some skills. You wasn’t slow and you could jump. Larry Bird was slow and couldn’t jump. Come on, dog. Come on, dog. This just an honest opinion. This ain’t five on five.

Gary Payton:
I know it’s an honest opinion-

Warren Sapp:
This is ain’t the great Boston Celtics with give Hall of Famers on the damn roster. Give me a break, man.

Gary Payton:
Both of them dudes … Both of them dudes-

Warren Sapp:
Then slow ass Larry Bird with the unguardable KD. How the hell?

Dawn:
Timeout. Timeout.

Warren Sapp:
And then you got Lebron backing it up? Come on, bro. Come on. Stop that.

Dawn:
Okay, hold on. Look what I started.

Warren Sapp:
Stop that.

Dawn:
This is kind of what happened on social media because this is kind of fun, right?

Warren Sapp:
No it ain’t. No it ain’t.

Dawn:
It’s not easy to compare generations.

Warren Sapp:
It’s just logic versus bullshit. That’s what that is.

Gary Payton:
And Warren bringing bullshit. That shit ain’t going to work like that. [crosstalk 00:30:48].

Warren Sapp:
Yeah, okay. Then Larry Bird going to get foot speed and can jump now? That’s what you’re telling me.

Gary Payton:
What do foot speed got to do with playing basketball?

Warren Sapp:
It’s two on two now.

Gary Payton:
You’re playing in the pros.

Warren Sapp:
It’s two on two, now.

Gary Payton:
You’re playing in the pros. [crosstalk 00:31:04].

Warren Sapp:
You do realize this is math. This is math. This is math. Did Oregon State teach you this? The pros ain’t two on two, Gary.

Gary Payton:
Listen, he played in the pros for 13 years-

Warren Sapp:
The pros ain’t two on two. Why are you still talking this? Why are you still talking this?

Gary Payton:
With that slowness … With that slowness he won five championships.

Warren Sapp:
Yes, but not two on two. Not two on two

Gary Payton:
And he won-

Warren Sapp:
Not two on two.

Gary Payton:
And he won-

Warren Sapp:
Not two on two.

Gary Payton:
And he won three MVPs in a row.

Warren Sapp:
Yeah. I know. And you can go watch the ’87 All-Star game, when the reigning MVP shooting the bitch 0 for 9. Go watch it.

Gary Payton:
And we talking about an all-star game where he don’t care.

Warren Sapp:
Oh, yeah, really? Oh, yeah. Yeah, they cared then. They cared then.

Gary Payton:
Don’t nobody care about no all-star game.

Warren Sapp:
They cared then. They cared then. They cared then. Yeah, they cared then. They cared then.

Dawn:
Okay, okay, okay. I got a better one here.

Warren Sapp:
They cared then. Yeah.

Dawn:
If that one incited this much interest, how about this one Warren. I’m going to put you and Lebron on a two and two team with Tony Gonzalez and Michael Jordan.

Warren Sapp:
Why do you get me in this? I play football.

Dawn:
Because you played basketball too. You were good at basketball.

Warren Sapp:
No. No, no, no, no, no. That’s in high school. See, I’m not delusional and I’m not silly. I wouldn’t mind playing the game just to see what it would do.

Dawn:
It would be fun.

Warren Sapp:
But when you have a six foot two mini power forward against 6’7″ Gonzalez, who’s nice and athletic, and played at the University of Cal. You think I don’t know he played basketball?

Gary Payton:
But he played basketball, too though.

Warren Sapp:
No, no, that’s what I’m saying. He played at Cal, brother. Let me finish here. Let me have the floor, Gary. You’ll get here in a minute and then you can talk whatever bullshit you want.

Dawn:
I got one for him too. I got one for him, too.

Warren Sapp:
So, my whole thing is I’m the only guy under six foot three on the floor. I would love to go out there and have a good time because this would be a great story. But I’m not going out here trying to say I’m going to win anything in this. But let them go touch that grass. I’ll split all their ass. You could put them all on the other side, and I’ll handle that.

Gary Payton:
See what I’m saying? See what I’m saying? That’s what the mentality is.

Dawn:
Gary, I got one for you. We’re going to put you on a team with John Stockton. We’re going to line you up against Chris Paul and Steve Nash.

Warren Sapp:
Man …

Dawn:
What do you think of that?

Warren Sapp:
Man, I got this for you, Gary. You ain’t got to do this because you such a nice guy. Steve Nash, the two time MVP. That one should’ve went to Allen Iverson. Then the other one should’ve went to Kobe Bryant when they led the league in scoring. He ain’t got nothing. He ain’t got nobody to pass it to, and the Glove is going to shut that shit up. That’s over. And then, Chris Paul, with the pretty eyes. Come on, man. Come on, man. Come on, man. Come on, man. I got the old school. I got the old school. I got the Glove and Stockton, baby. Cook them. Cook them. Cook them.

Gary Payton:
Yeah, we’ll kill them. Because all John got to do is give me the ball in the block. Neither one of them can guard me in there.

Warren Sapp:
Nan one of them. Can’t touch it. Can’t touch it.

Gary Payton:
I’ll kill them.

Warren Sapp:
Can’t touch it.

Dawn:
Can’t touch this.

Warren Sapp:
Can’t touch it.

Gary Payton:
Do do do do, do do, do do, can’t touch this.

Warren Sapp:
I’d love to see you take Chris Paul down there and teach him a good lesson, boy.

Gary Payton:
Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Warren Sapp:
Anything 15 feet and in, he don’t want no parts of that. He don’t want no parts of that.

Gary Payton:
I was doing that when he was a rookie. But he was a dog, though. He was trying to come back.

Warren Sapp:
Oh no, he tough. He tough. He tough now. He tough. But 15 feet in, that just ain’t where he want to be.

Gary Payton:
Yeah.

Dawn:
This is fun. It’s, I mean, obvious, it’s impossible to fair. And it’s probably not even fair to compare different generations of players, but it’s fun, isn’t it? I had fun. Did you guys have fun just now?

Warren Sapp:
This is my ultimate two, the Big O, and Wilt Chamberlain together. Who you going to match up to beat them two right there?

Gary Payton:
See, that’s a cold game, because Wilt Chamberlain to me was probably the best-

Warren Sapp:
Ever.

Gary Payton:
Ever.

Warren Sapp:
Ever. Ever.

Gary Payton:
I don’t care what nobody talking about, all this stuff. But me, and I don’t like to compare and do what you said, Dawn. But if they asked me who was the basketball player ever who’s alive, was Wilt Chamberlain.

Warren Sapp:
Goliath.

Gary Payton:
Best basketball player ever to play the game.

Warren Sapp:
Ever. That’s why the lane is wide.

Gary Payton:
I don’t care what nobody say.

Warren Sapp:
That’s why the lane is wide.

Gary Payton:
[crosstalk 00:35:05] 1950s, the 1960s … I don’t care.

Warren Sapp:
That’s why the lane is wide.

Gary Payton:
He is the coldest basketball player ever.

Warren Sapp:
Ever. Ever.

Gary Payton:
Ever.

Warren Sapp:
Ever.

Gary Payton:
Ever.

Warren Sapp:
Ever.

Dawn:
For your kids out there, Google it.

Gary Payton:
Google him.

Dawn:
Wilt Chamberlain, because you should know these things.

Warren Sapp:
And enjoy. And enjoy. Jesus.

Dawn:
Yes. Yes, exactly. That’s fun. I totally enjoyed that segment. I sat here ducking the shots-

Warren Sapp:
But you got to realize that it’s a lot more ground for Larry Bird ass to cover two on two.

Gary Payton:
Hey, they got to cover him too, though, Warren.

Warren Sapp:
He ain’t going nowhere. He ain’t going nowhere.

Gary Payton:
He going to shoot the hell out of that ball. He going to shoot the hell out of that ball.

Warren Sapp:
He going to shoot it, but you got to shoot it over some big ass dudes, dude.

Gary Payton:
Hey Warren, check this out, everybody always asks me who was the coldest mouthpiece in the NBA-

Warren Sapp:
Larry Bird.

Gary Payton:
Larry Bird.

Warren Sapp:
Larry Bird.

Gary Payton:
Dawn, he’ll tell you like this, Dawn, “Look here little fella, I’m going to go over there and shoot this jumper in your mouth over there in the corner, and I’m going to give you a Christmas present. Open it up and it’s going to be my jump shot.” He’ll tell you that all the time. And it’s all draws. It’s all draws. He used to give it to you like that. People say he was slow, but he was crafty, and he was cold. If you ask Robert Parrish, Danny Ainge, all those guys-

Warren Sapp:
No, no. No, no. In a five on five, Larry Bird cold-blooded.

Gary Payton:
Cold as ice.

Warren Sapp:
Cold-blooded. But two on two, he got a lot of Goddamn court to cover.

Gary Payton:
I think but he has so much dog in him, I think he would’ve made it happen, because he wouldn’t have let them over power him or upstage him. I think he was like that.

Warren Sapp:
Yeah.

Gary Payton:
Because he did that Magic. He played like that against Magic.

Warren Sapp:
But them two boys they going against … But the two boys that they lined them up against, Lebron and KD. That is damn near impossible to stop in a one on one situation. Both of them.

Gary Payton:
Well, I think that-

Warren Sapp:
And you ain’t got three more dudes, or a seven footer guarding the rim, Gary.

Gary Payton:
But it’s still the same, though, man. I think they talent, it works a little bit different in that thing, man, because they’ll start working with it. Magic will put his big old butt on Lebron. I don’t think Lebron could guard Magic in the post. I don’t think so.

Warren Sapp:
I do.

Gary Payton:
I don’t. He can’t guard nobody in the post now.

Warren Sapp:
Well, that’s because he ain’t got to.

Gary Payton:
That’s what I’m saying.

Warren Sapp:
They don’t want to. But in this league, you got to want to. And that’s when that come out. See, that’s when that come out. See what I’m saying? That’s when that comes out. So, you thinking the same thing I’m thinking. So, I’d like to see it. Can we get one of these virtual damn things? Where are these computer wiz?

Dawn:
Yeah, let’s set it up. I feel like I’m in the barber shop right now. I’m getting a haircut, and we’re just going.

Warren Sapp:
Just about. Just about. First time. Just about.

Dawn:
I like it. Okay. We are going to continue on. I might do this again next week because this was so much fun to have our little hypothetical match-ups.

Gary Payton:
Yeah. We should put that in the show all the time, Warren.

Dawn:
Yeah. So and so versus so and so.

Warren Sapp:
We got to come up with some different ones. Some different ones.

Gary Payton:
Yeah, we got to come up with football.

Warren Sapp:
Yeah, we got to to come up with some good ones.

Gary Payton:
We got to come up with football. We got to do all of that.

Warren Sapp:
Yeah, a little baseball. A little baseball with a pitcher and the hitter.

Gary Payton:
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Warren Sapp:
Yeah, yeah. There we go.

Gary Payton:
We should do that every week.

Dawn:
Yes.

Warren Sapp:
Yeah, let’s have a little fun.

Dawn:
I’m down with that.

Warren Sapp:
Think about it, Dawn, and bring it up and we’ll have fun with it.

Dawn:
Okay, I will. I’ll put my thinking cap on and we’ll get a good one for you next week.

Warren Sapp:
It’s cold in Toronto. You ain’t going nowhere. I saw the blues up there.

Dawn:
And we’re locked down. I can’t go anywhere even if I want to.

Warren Sapp:
Oh, right. The COVID is back. They got the variants up there. The variants going crazy.

Gary Payton:
Dawn, you still locked down?

Dawn:
I’m locked down.

Warren Sapp:
We just lying about the numbers. That’s all we doing in America. We just lying about the numbers. Not one time has it … That’s what I’m telling you. That’s what I’m telling you. We lie.

Gary Payton:
We just opened up yesterday.

Warren Sapp:
We lie. We lie.

Dawn:
I’m coming down there. I’ll lie, too, to be free. Okay, speaking of numbers, let’s get into some big NFL numbers. Free agency, obviously just going crazy. And one team who has been particularly active would be the New England Patriots. On day one, they spent over $200 million dollars. So, this raises the question, and Warren, we can start with you on this. Rebuilding, now New England hasn’t … Obviously, they haven’t had a lot of high draft picks in the last few years, but they haven’t done particularly well drafting. So, is this a better way for them to go through free agency as opposed to trying to draft a new team that’s kind of more instant, I guess.

Warren Sapp:
Absolutely, because the last 10 years of the draft with the New England Patriots, we’ve seen rugby players and all kind of madness being picked. Now, Bill looked around the league and he found some groceries that he wanted to bring in. I’m sure he had some help from Josh McDaniel and some of the other guys that he has on his staff. This is what you got to do. You got to put guys in the chamber and start firing because you don’t have long. You don’t have a long shelf life in the National Football League. NFL stand for not for long when you come with that bullshit.

Warren Sapp:
So, Cam Newton back with a little eight touchdowns and we’re going to see if they figure out a way to get him some weapons around him, which they have with a couple guys. And we’re going to see if it works out for them, because you still have to go in and put all those pieces together and then mesh it together like a jigsaw puzzle. Not all pieces go well together. So, that’s the whole point of the off-season. So, this is big. The off-season will be big for them. If they can’t have an off-season, I can’t see them going far. No matter if it’s through the draft or free agency, or whatever it is. But it depends on what kind of team you have and what you’re looking for.

Warren Sapp:
If that pick or the pick that you have … Some people got four or five picks in the draft. You have that, you sit tight and you maneuver and you do the things you do. But Belichick wants results right now. Tom won a championship and Bill Belichick wasn’t in the playoffs. Trust me, that’s stewing in his gut right now because it wasn’t the Belichick way. It was Tom Brady that made it go. So, now, Belichick finna get him some pieces on the chess board and start moving and shaking and see if he can’t get back in this party.

Dawn:
Gary, can they get the chemistry together? I mean, they rebuilt, basically everything. So, like Warren said, they resigned Cam Newton. We’re still waiting for them to pickup Jimmy G, but don’t know if that’s happening. They got two wide receivers.

Gary Payton:
I hope.

Dawn:
We’re hoping.

Warren Sapp:
Oh, no. John Lynch is not sending Jimmy G back to New England so Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniel can draw it up in the dirt again. No way in hell John does that. No way.

Dawn:
I wonder if Jimmy G wants to go back?

Gary Payton:
I hope, Warren because he sure ain’t nothing with us.

Warren Sapp:
Oh, no. We don’t do hope and pray in the National Football League, Dawn. I’m sorry, this is not the NBA. I know it’s the NBA season and they get the right letters and sit out and eat at Ruth’s Chris and get fat and then they trade them. No, no. You will die property of around here in the National Football League. Your ass don’t get to call your shots and say where you’re going. No, not happening.

Dawn:
I don’t know if Jimmy G would want to go. He’s getting paid too much.

Warren Sapp:
Hold up. Unless you Eli Manning, or the Manning family. You get to call your shot then.

Gary Payton:
Oh, yeah. Yeah. So, Dawn, they just took our little wide receiver, Born from us. So, I think Belichick is just doing what he have to. They’re not used to losing, and they’re not used to having the seasons they have. Kraft, he’s not used to that. He’s a big time owner. He’s not used to that type of stuff. So, he tells Belichick, “Look, go out and do what we have to do because we got to get back to where we are. We’re champs. We done been in the AFC, over there at the championships …” Yeah. They won six Super Bowls. You know what I’m saying? And then it hurt him. Brady leaves for his first year, goes to Tampa Bay and gets a championship. And get a championship.

Gary Payton:
So, that hurts. So, he has to come back and do something. And you know what I like about this, because he didn’t go and just say, “Oh …” with his pride, “Oh, I do whatever.” He went and said, “I made a mistake. I’m coming back, and going with these guys, and I’m about to get back.” You know what I’m saying?

Warren Sapp:
Right now.

Gary Payton:
And I love that about a coach. Don’t just sit there and say, “Okay. Man, I made a mistake but I don’t want to say it.” He’s telling people, “Man, I made a mistake. I’m going to get my money back. I’m going to get what I need to get back, giving this $200 up. And I’m going to be right where I wanted to be.” And I love him for it. I respect him for that. I respect their organization for that just to say, “Yo, we made a mistake. Now we’re going to come back and try to get a championship.” And that’s what they’re doing.

Warren Sapp:
Let’s reload. Let’s reload, baby, because we get 16 like they get 16. We get in this tournament. Let’s go from there.

Dawn:
They reloaded big time.

Warren Sapp:
But Cam Newton’s not leading a pack of ants to a picnic in his own backyard.

Dawn:
That’s the problem.

Warren Sapp:
I can guarantee you that. Yeah, that’s the issue.

Dawn:
That’s the problem. And it looks like … The contract they gave him, it looks like they’re keeping their options open to maybe try to bring somebody else in. We’ll see. But getting two new wide receivers in Agholor and Born, as Gary said. You got two new tight ends. Hunter Henry is a huge one. Jonnu Smith.

Warren Sapp:
All that. All that. But you got to be able to throw it to them.

Dawn:
You got to be able to get the ball to them. You got enough offensive [crosstalk 00:43:45].

Gary Payton:
There go the big old question right there.

Dawn:
Trent Brown’s there on the defense. They added five guys on the defense. Jalen Mills and Justin Bethel. Matt Judon.

Warren Sapp:
Yep, some pass rushers.

Dawn:
I mean, he didn’t fool around.

Warren Sapp:
No, no, no. He spent $200 million dollars on some nice accessories. Now you got to bring somebody in here to steer the ship and guide it, and that’s the quarterback, because Cam Newton is not the answer.

Dawn:
Is he even a good backup? Is he going to be the one holding the clipboard and being the backup?

Warren Sapp:
I wouldn’t want him because if my quarterback went down and you ain’t threw a ball in a month, I’m really going down the drain now. Hey, I want at backup like Fitzpatrick. When I put him in, he might win four of these six games. That’s what I want. That’s what I want. Shit-

Gary Payton:
Our 49ers should go get him.

Warren Sapp:
Hey, man. Right. Right. Right.

Gary Payton:
My 49ers should go get him because he’s a dog to me.

Dawn:
It’s too late. He’s gone.

Gary Payton:
He ate us up, Warren, last year. Man, he ate us up.

Warren Sapp:
Oh, no. No, he plays. He plays. He plays, dog. When he locked and loaded, he ready to fire.

Gary Payton:
Oh, he gets it going. That’s who we should go get.

Dawn:
It has been fun.

Gary Payton:
If we can’t get a good quarterback, let’s go get him.

Dawn:
It’s been fun watching the free agency because the teams are going to look a little bit less like what they looked like last year. We’re going to talk as we get further on towards kickoff of the new season. We’ll maybe do some odds, future odds and things like that because that’s where we can jump on. Teams who are rebuilding. Teams who are a disaster, Houston. These teams are loading up. New England. And we might be able to find some value in there. So, excited about that. So, looking forward to what’s coming up.

Dawn:
We have … Actually, I want to rewind to last week’s show and 99 seconds, because Warren brought up some really interesting stats on one JJ what? I mean, JJ Watt. So, on BetUS today, I was perusing, speaking of futures. And here’s some odds for us, Warren and Gary. JJ Watt … This is as of today. Number of sacks this upcoming season. We’ve got over 7.5 or under. The over is -150. The under is +110 7.5 sacks. Warren?

Warren Sapp:
Take the under.

Dawn:
Take the under.

Warren Sapp:
Yeah.

Dawn:
I thought you’d say that.

Warren Sapp:
But it’s still ain’t but $10 dollars you getting on $100. That ain’t nice. What are the odds if he plays 16 games?

Dawn:
They didn’t have that. That would be a-

Warren Sapp:
But they know. They know there’s not a chance. Put the over/under at 10, I’ll take the under. And I’ll take under.

Dawn:
Number of tackles was over or under 58.5.

Warren Sapp:
Under.

Dawn:
And under’s -110. The over was -130.

Warren Sapp:
Under. Under. He ain’t going over nothing. There’s no more over for him except over the hill.

Gary Payton:
Dang. Dang. Dang.

Dawn:
I love it. Here’s another one-

Warren Sapp:
Hey, and his birthday in five days when he turns 32 years old.

Gary Payton:
Done.

Dawn:
Happy birthday, JJ. He’s done some wonderful work in the community.

Warren Sapp:
Oh, no, no. I ain’t said nothing his off the field. This is about between that 120 and that 53 and a quarter. That’s all this is about. I don’t care if you go out and be the hero’s man of the year. The Red Cross, whatever. The Salvation Army. The pediatric children cancer fund. Do it all brother. And call me up whenever you got your golf tournament or whatever. I will send you an item, or I’ll come through for the kids. I don’t have a problem raising all the good money for the kids because the kids are our future. And it’s men like us that need to come out and do things like that. I don’t have a problem with that. I’m at every charity event I can.

Warren Sapp:
But in between them lines, JJ Watt’s done.

Dawn:
All right. So, Gary, what do you think the … We’ll start with this question. Who is the starting quarterback this fall in, let’s start with New England? Who do you think? Do you think it will be Cam starting, Gary?

Gary Payton:
Unless they go out and get what Warren said, they get out a good quarterback that would compliment him. I think he’s going to be the starter. I think Belichick is going to give him an opportunity to do it. But if they go and get somebody that’s decent, he’s going to pull him. And he’s good for that. He’ll give him about two or three games, or two games, and then you got to go. You know what I’m saying? And then they’ll start looking at change.

Warren Sapp:
I agree.

Gary Payton:
I think Belichick is going to look towards that. But we have to see who they get to try to be the two quarterbacks that compete. I still don’t think Belichick is going to say he’s the starter. I think he’s going to bring in another quarterback and say, “Y’all compete. And y’all compete for the starting job.” I don’t think Belichick’s going to do that. But, right now, if I put my bet on it, I don’t know if they’re going to get a decent quarterback, because like Warren said, Cam, to me, is through. You know what I’m saying? I haven’t been liking Cam in the last four or five seasons. You know what I’m saying?

Warren Sapp:
I ain’t like Cam since he dropped that ball in the Super Bowl and looked at it like, “What am I supposed to do with that?” And then-

Gary Payton:
And I was at that game. I was there. It was actually-

Warren Sapp:
And then … In San Fran, I know. And then went to the locker room and pouted like a little girl with his headphones on and didn’t want to come out and talk. And then before all of this, told us the week before the game, “I’m going to go to the Super Bowl and do something no black quarterback has ever done.” I guess he ain’t see Doug Williams and that boy Russell Wilson, because both of them won it. Russell Wilson actually lost one, and then Doug was the MVP, so what hadn’t a black … Oh, that’s right. Lose and pout like a little bitch. That’s what you did, Cam.

Dawn:
Stop insulting little girls that way, comparing them to Cam Newton.

Warren Sapp:
My bad. My bad. My bad. That would be a female dog.

Dawn:
One quick one. We can circle back to New Orleans. Warren, who’s the starting quarterback? Is it Taysom Hill or is it Jameis Winston?

Warren Sapp:
It’s Jameis Winston.

Dawn:
Okay.

Warren Sapp:
It’s Jameis Winston. They can’t play that game. You can’t play this game where you got a quarterback in the back looking like Tim Tebow, with just a little bit more of a passing arm. I mean, Jameis Winston threw the only touchdowns you had against the Bucs, buddy. 40 yards. If you would’ve put Jameis Winston in that game, you might’ve had a chance to win that game, Sean Payton. So, I don’t understand what’s the problem. There’s only eight men in the history of this game that’s thrown for 5,000 yards, and Jameis Winston is one of them.

Dawn:
He can throw.

Warren Sapp:
Taysom Hill doesn’t come anywhere close to that as a quarterback. And I defend quarterbacks. I love quarterbacks. I have 96.5 of them in the dirt. Start Jameis Winston. Start Jameis Winston.

Dawn:
He’s a good tight end though. He’s definitely a good tight end. So, Gary, it is time to move on. We have your segment this week. Warren was on fire last week with 99 seconds. This is your time, Gary.

Warren Sapp:
Where’s your glasses?

Dawn:
It is the fit with the Glove. Let’s hear what you have to say.

Gary Payton:
You know, Dawn and Warren, fit with the Glove. I have to go with Drew Brees. I have to go with him. He’s going to fit like a glove to be one of the greatest football players, quarterbacks to ever play this game. A Hall of Famer. I have to give him kudos of what his career was about. How he tried to stick in there through injuries and things like that and going in there, 5,000 passing yards in how many seasons, man? That is incredible. You know what I’m saying? So, as me being a Hall of Famer, and Warren Sapp being a Hall of Famer, who fits like a glove in the Hall of Fame, and one of the greatest football players to ever play? Drew Brees, baby. Drew Brees, baby.

Gary Payton:
So, the Glove and Warren Sapp are going to induct you in, and have warm arms open to a Hall of Famer, because you about to be one, baby. And I’m giving you your kudos right now. You fit like a glove, baby, to be right where we at. One of the greatest athletes to ever play. Congratulations Drew Brees to a great career. And to many more things that you’re going to do afterwards, because you’re going to be a great analyst too. So, hey, congratulations once again to Drew Brees.

Dawn:
From two Hall of Famers.

Warren Sapp:
And clean up that MAGA shit.

Dawn:
That’s a whole nother schedule. We talk about this on field-

Gary Payton:
Boy, you something else.

Warren Sapp:
Got to clean it up. Got to clean it up. Clean it up.

Dawn:
Let’s make it all … We’re all just one.

Warren Sapp:
Clean it up, dammit. Clean it up, dammit. We got six Asian ladies dead down here in Georgia.

Dawn:
I know.

Warren Sapp:
It’s going bad, y’all. It’s going bad, man. We got to stop this. Stop the hate. Stop the hate.

Dawn:
So sad. Love each other. Stop the hate of everyone. It doesn’t matter who they are. There’s nothing but love on this show, even though sometimes we disagree. That’s okay.

Warren Sapp:
Oh, we disagree with love, though. With a lot of love.

Dawn:
With love and respect.

Warren Sapp:
With a lot of love. Lot of love.

Gary Payton:
All we do. All we do.

Dawn:
Warren Sapp, Gary Payton, Dawn Lupul. This is Unfiltered on BetUS, America’s favorite sports book. Now we do it, Gary, because you bet, you win, your ass gets paid. March Madness. Million dollar bracket championship challenge. Don’t miss out.

Warren Sapp:
Come get some. Come get some.

Dawn:
I got Illinois.

Warren Sapp:
[crosstalk 00:53:07].

Dawn:
I’m taking Illinois.

Warren Sapp:
Illinois loses to Gonzaga.

Gary Payton:
I got Illinois too.

Warren Sapp:
Illinois loses to Gonzaga. That’s what I got. Yep.

Dawn:
Me and Gary, Illinois

Warren Sapp:
Can I get a hundred? Can I get a hundred apiece? Can I get a hundred? Can I get a hundred? Can I get a hundred?

Gary Payton:
[crosstalk 00:53:13]. I got that exception game.

Warren Sapp:
Hey, you got to pay up first. You owe me $400 for me and Paul, over there. I just need my cash app, Paul.

Gary Payton:
Paul ain’t getting nothing. You getting your two.

Warren Sapp:
All right. I need my cash app then. I can’t be responsible for Paul money.

Gary Payton:
Absolutely.

Warren Sapp:
Yeah, because he done gave us some bad … Ooh. Ooh.

Dawn:
Ooh.

Gary Payton:
Come on, man.

Dawn:
For more of this-

Warren Sapp:
No, no, no. Blame it on the barber. The barber did it.

Dawn:
The barber did it. The barber did it. For more of this-

Gary Payton:
Oh, oh, oh. For the all-star game?

Dawn:
For more of this, join us on YouTube. Check us out on your favorite podcast carrier. This is Unfiltered. We’ll see you next time.

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