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I'm a blue collar union guy. And now, they're friends. It was always Jersey Jerry. It was always Zach Gelb. This has never happened before, and I'm man enough to share it.
I don't, I'm man enough. And now, it's time to respect their NFL picks. Only on The Zach Gelb Show. You knew this guy was a superstar, but his superstar status went to a different level today. First row at a Yankees, Guardians playoff game all over television. I'm surprised he still does this show.
The very popular Jersey Jerry. How you been? Hey, what's up, Zach?
Not much. Just got back home, showered up, just relaxing. Fun day today. Yeah, I also liked your ski mask that you were wearing behind home plate. A little warm for that, I thought. Yeah, that's when I get in the Jerry West mood, you know what I mean? Like, Kanye West. A lot of cameras out there, Zach.
That's true. You had a great strikeout call. I was watching you once I saw on Twitter that you were there, and I'm looking at the game like, I think that's Jersey Jerry behind home plate. One of the best strikeout calls I've ever seen. Yeah, have you seen that? I mean, I'll tell you what, that umpire wasn't that good tonight. I outperformed him by a mile.
No doubt about that. Alright, so you've retaken the lead. I had the lead for one week. You snatched it right back. I was a disaster last week. So, I'll let you start off first here.
What do you got for me? Yeah, so I really like this game a lot. Listen, I don't want to be disrespectful to the Giants. I think they're playing really good football. Their defense is really strong.
Their coach is doing a great job his first year. But I think this is a really tough matchup for them with Lamar Jackson on the other side of the football. I think he's going to have a very, very big game.
I'm going to lay the points. I'm going to lay the points minus five and a half for the Baltimore Ravens this week. I think this is going to be more so of like a ten point game.
Yeah, I could see that. The only thing that concerns me about this game, maybe I'm thinking too much into it, is the Wink Martindale revenge game, how it ended with the Ravens. Maybe he obviously has intel on that team. But still, Lamar is so talented. And this Giants team, if they're able to pull off back to back wins against Rogers and Lamar, that would just be something out of this world. Yeah, then people would have no choice to take this team serious.
Alright, my first pick. I know the Falcons have been undefeated this year against the spread and they've been a gritty football team. I'm starting to believe that the 49ers are going to win the NFC West.
I saw this game for most of the week was at five, five and a half points. It's now gone down to the 49ers minus four and a half. I think the 49ers are going to win. I think they should win this game by ten points, like 30 to 20, let's say. Their defense is going to force a lot of turnovers like the 49ers laying four and a half on the road.
Awesome, awesome. My next favorite pick is going to be, it's another tough matchup, but they held their own last week, the Cardinals. They lay the two and a half against Seattle. I know Seattle is a tough place to play. I know the talk of the town has been Geno Smith outperforming a bunch of quarterbacks, especially Russell Wilson, who was there the year prior. But, you know, I see the Cardinals do this every year, it seems like.
They show flashes of being really, really good and then they just crumble. I think they got their win back a little bit last week with the performance and I think they're going to make a little bit of a push here against the Seattle Seahawks. So I'm going to go with the Arizona Cardinals this week.
I'll give you my underdog pick here, Jerzy Jerry from Barstool Sports. I'm going to take my team in the Patriots plus the three points on the road in Cleveland. That Browns defense has been terrible. We'll see if Mack Jones is going to make a return. You know, Remondra Stevenson is going to run the football well. This Browns team, they've just been playing too many close games and I'm getting three points here. I'll jump on Belichick, knowing enough about Jacoby Bercetto, who he once drafted to make that defense get a turnover to Pats plus three.
Awesome, awesome. For my underdog pick, I am going to go with the Carolina Panthers. Yes, and here's why. I really liked the Rams in the beginning of the week. But I was on a show with Deion Sanders and he was explaining to me, once a coach gets fired, now the spotlight is on a bunch of different places in the organization.
You know what I mean? And they feel like they got to step up. Players feel like they got to step up and get up, especially for this game. They're going against the Rams. They haven't been really that great this year and the offensive line is really, really not that good. So I'm going to take a chance and I'm going to get the ten points and go with Carolina this week. And then my final pick, I'm going to take the Bengals minus a point and a half against the Saints. The only reason the Saints won last week is just because you had Taysom Hill go off in that game, Andy Dalton is going up against the Bengals.
To me, we're right past the point of a revenge game. Michael Thomas isn't going to play. It just comes down to the Bengals have more offensive talent, the Saints aren't healthy, we don't even know if a lobby is going to go. So I know that line seems low, but I'll love the Bengals this week, minus a point and a half. So Jersey Jerry's taking the Panthers plus ten, the Cardinals minus two and a half, and the Ravens minus five and a half.
I'm rocking and rolling with the 49ers minus four and a half, the Pats plus three, and then the Bengals laying a point and a half. By the way, I have to bring this up to you. And I'll be watching this show either later tonight or early tomorrow morning.
Barstool Sports Advisors is one of my favorite shows right now, I love Stu, I love Big Cat, I saw you were on again this week. Is that true? That Zach Wilson has slept with your cousin, is that accurate?
That is one thousand percent true. This has been going on for the last couple months now. I got asked my advice on the game, and I said I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing. Zach Wilson is having some intercourse with my cousin. I don't know exactly when the last time was, I think it was about three or four weeks ago.
But very recent, very recent. How old is your cousin if you don't mind me asking? He's 27, same age as me. Oh, so you would think Zach was from reports probably into people that are 35 and up, that's what you would think.
Yeah, yeah, that's what you know what you think, but you know, I guess he's got to do what he's got to do. I haven't seen anything from it, any type of ticket from it, but maybe that's in the future, maybe we'll get married, who knows? Wedding bells? I don't know, I don't know what's going on, Zach, I don't know. Can I make a play to get an invite to that wedding, Jersey Jerry, since I've always been a friend of Jersey Jerry?
Yes, if I can get you there, I will. Sounds good, but come on, the guy's got to send you at least an autographed jersey, a few tickets, get you some sideline passes, you would think. Have a little respect. That might come in the future, that might come in the future, we'll see. Well, if he didn't know that Jersey Jerry was related to the girl that he's having relations with, now I guess he knows, right? Yep, exactly. We'll do it again next week Jersey Jerry, appreciate it.
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It goes up and goes down and things change and like that's how life works. Explore more at I'm listening.org What's up everybody? Guess who's hosting a new podcast? No Mercy with Stephen A. Smith. Listen as I pull back the curtain on everything beyond the world of sports. Interviewing influential guests, outspoken celebrities, and thought leaders across the political, financial, and social spectrum.
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