Real Football, by Real Fans. Mike and I (Matt) have long loved football, but have dreaded most sports talk shows - so we decided to make our own! With the tagline “Real Football by Real Fans”, we set out to follow specific players’ journeys during the season, and dive into team results and future prospects in the offseason. During the Season: Instead of the typical recap show, we each pick an assortment of individual players to follow, and document their journeys through the season. These players are a mix of veterans, potential breakouts, and rookies to keep it interesting. We also comment on our current fantasy standings, in both our season-long league and our weekly head-to-head contests. Offseason: We dive into the teams one by one and take a look at what worked, what didn't and what changes we feel must be made in order to be competitive. This is where 2M Football started a few years ago on Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChbivN3Zv9XY2ZDvkOEVqxA), but this time around we’re coming to you Podcast-style.
The guys are back, analyzing the latest news around the NFL and taking a deep dive into the land of prospects.- Grading the Sam Darnold trade- Will the Falcons trade away the #4 pick in this year’s draft? Should they?- Latest free agent signings, retirementsMike and Matt also take you through their top rookie prospects at each position.
This week the guys take a trip down memory lane and revisit each of the past 5 years’ NFL Drafts. For each, they examine which picks were the biggest busts and steals.They also re-grade each 1st round pick of 2020 as well as reacting to the latest news around the league.
This week we’re recapping and reacting to all the biggest free agent signings so far this offseason. From major re-signings, like Aaron Jones returning to the Packers, to major team changes, like Kenny Golladay leaving Detroit for New York, we go through all the news position-by-position. We also discuss some trades that went through, and one that almost happened that would have changed everything. Note: This was recorded before Suh re-signed with Tampa Bay, and James White returning to the Patriots.
This week we’re covering the biggest news stories in the NFL, including:- Some interesting new rules proposed by the Bills and Ravens - Dak’s monster contract- The latest on Deshaun Watson, Russell Wilson, and other QBs possibly on the move this offseason.- Franchise tag recipients- High-profile cuts as teams try to get under the salary cap and prepare for free agencyThe meat of today’s episode is our Free Agency preview! The chaos will begin next Wednesday, and we’re here to preview the biggest names on the market, and make a few predictions as to who might end up where.
In this week’s episode, Mike and Matt conclude their 2020 postmortem by grading the performances of their AFC prove-it players. The guys also present their most over and underachieving teams from 2020.They also react to the latest NFL headlines, including:- JJ Watt signing with Arizona- The latest on Deshaun Watson- The 49ers’ QB situation- Alex Smith’s futureAnd much, much more.
The guys begin their offseason coverage by reacting to the latest league news:- Carson Wentz’ blockbuster trade to Indy- JJ Watt’s release- Deshaun Watson rumors updateMike and Matt also look back on their 2020 NFC “Prove-It Players”, review their performances, and determine whether they proved “it”.
The 2020/21 NFL season is officially in the books! Mike and Matt return to discuss the season’s final, biggest game, and how exactly the Buccaneers stifled this prolific Chiefs offense.Next, the guys discuss the QB market, and several trade rumors. Finally, they discuss the 2020 NFL Awards recipients.
Mike and Matt are joined once again in the virtual studio by Superman Nick for their full Super Bowl LV Preview! The guys recap the Buccaneers’ and Chiefs’ 2020 seasons at a high level, dig in to some key positional matchups in the big game, and make their predictions.They also pick some of the best prop bets going around (and not all of them are football-related), and highlight a few other fun facts that will make this Super Bowl unique. The guys also recap another week of offseason news, most notably the Rams training Goff and draft picks to the Lions in exchange for Matt Stafford. The Texans also hired their next HC, meaning Eric Bieniemy has been snubbed once again. Finally, they discuss some possible trade destinations for Deshaun Watson.
Mike and Matt return to talk NFL Championship weekend!The Buccaneers took down the Pack in heartbreaking fashion (for Green Bay faithful), while the Chiefs handled Josh Allen and the Bills. The guys dive deep into each game to discuss how it happened.The M’s also react to the latest offseason news, including retirements, Head Coach hirings, and more. Join us!
As the NFL Playoffs roll along, so do Mike and Matt! This week the guys are back recapping the divisional round, getting in depth to some key moments of each game from last weekend.Next, they preview and pick the conference championship matchups. Will Chiefs’ QB Patrick Mahomes be cleared in time to partake on the AFC side of things? Is this the final Brady vs Rodgers head-to-head contest? We can’t wait for what should be another epic weekend of football!For the teams who have already been eliminated, we also discuss and react to some of the latest offseason news including several coaching hires.
Guest star Souriyo makes his second appearance on the show, joining Mike and Matt to recap Super Wild Card Weekend, preview the Divisional round, react to some offseason news, and discuss his 2nd championship in the Start the Game Already (14) Fantasy Football league!
Playoffs?! Playoffs!? Are you kidding me?The guys are back, first putting a final bow on their playoff sleeper picks (none of which qualified for the postseason, sadly).Next, Mike and Matt preview each Wild Card weekend matchup and reveal playoff brackets.Finally, they discuss this year’s edition of the Head Coaching carousel and making some predictions on who ends up where, and other offseason news.
Mike and Matt return, bringing you a recap of NFL Week 16’s major storylines, an updated look at the playoff picture, and a preview of the regular season’s final week.Two of our preseason playoff sleeper picks (Cowboys, Cardinals) are still in the mix for the postseason, while the other two (Broncos, Chargers) battle for 3rd place in the AFC West.In the NFC, the East is still anyone’s to claim (except the Eagles). Elsewhere in the conference, the playoff fate of the Cardinals, Rams, and Bears all come down to week 17’s results.In the AFC, only 3/7 playoff spots have been claimed (KC, PIT, BUF). There are 5 teams in the mix for the final 4 - the Titans, Ravens, Dolphins, Browns, and Colts.The guys preview each week 17 matchup, and begin gearing up for the playoffs!
This week Mike and Matt recap a wild week 15 of nfl action, including two of the biggest upsets of the season. They also dive into some other stories of the week such as:- Tom Brady’s continued domination of the Falcons- Jalen Hurts’ second start- How the Steelers bungled MNF- Brees vs MahomesThe guys also take a look at the playoff picture with 2 weeks remaining, breaking down the current standings and who still has a chance to qualify for the postseason. They then do their usual week 16 game picks and players to watch.
Mike and Matt are back to discuss another insane week of NFL football action. From Lamar Jackson’s gutsy game-winner to Jalen Hurts’ impressive debut, the guys break down the key storylines from an entertaining week 14 in the National Football League.They also preview and predict next week’s slate of games, including:- Seahawks @ Washington Football Team- Eagles @ Cardinals- Chiefs @ Saints
It was another eventful week in the NFL, and the crew at 2M are back to break it all down! As usual there were several notable upsets in week 13 including the G-Men taking down Seattle and the Browns defeating Tennessee. The guys also discuss their playoff sleeper teams’ performances (spoiler alert: they’re bad), and delve into a few more week 13 storylines like Carson Wentz to the bench and conspiracy theories about the Jets.Next up, they preview each week 14 contest and make picks/predictions for each.Finally, a quick stop in the fantasy corner to discuss Matt’s victories and making it to the postseason in our season-long league!
Mike and Matt return to the virtual studio to discuss another wild week of NFL action (minus one game that has yet to be played on a rare edition of Wednesday Night Football)!Week 12 was dominated by Covid-19-related absences, most notably impacting the entire Denver Broncos’ QB room. The guys get into it all, focusing on their sleeper playoff picks (Cardinals, Cowboys, Chargers, Broncos) and other top storylines of the week.They then look ahead to Week 13’s slate of games, pick each game’s winner and discuss key players and matchups.
Mike and Matt are back to break down NFL week 10’s biggest games (there were a lot of good ones this week!), and give updates on Pigskin Pickem and Eliminator results.They also delve into each week 11 matchup, make game picks, and discuss key storylines for each.Finally, the guys make their weekly journey to the Fantasy Corner. They get back into some DFS plays, preview week 11 lineups there, and also discuss key season-long roster decisions and considerations.
The M’s are joined this week by Souriyo, another member of the season-long fantasy league and Eagles superfan!Together, the guys recap another wild week of NFL action, recapping playoff sleeper performances (spoiler alert: they were bad) and other storylines from around the league.Next, Souriyo joins the crew for another edition of CONTENDER OR PRETENDER, where the guys rate each team’s (above .500) super bowl contender status.The guys then preview each week 10 matchup and make picks/predictions. Finally, Souriyo enters the fantasy corner to discuss his team’s dominant week 9 performance and look ahead to week 10 matchups .
The guys are back for another episode, breaking down week 8’s biggest storylines including: - - Tua Tagovailoa’s debut, and the Dolphins’ upset win over LA- The Steelers taking down Baltimore in an epic AFC North clash- SLEEPERBOWL part 2 (Chargers vs Broncos) and Mike’s bet payoutNext, Mike and Matt look ahead to week 9, previewing every matchup and making game picks. Schedule highlights:- GB vs SF- CHI vs TEN- BAL vs IND- NO vs TBThey also return to the fantasy corner to break down their head-to-head last week, and discuss bye week woes.
In a special Halloween-themed episode, Mike and Matt welcome the show’s first ever guest, none other than superfan Nick himself! First, the guys discuss Halloween costumes and strategies.Next, the M’s (plus N) recap an NFL week 7 that was full of surprises, most notably the Cardinals handing the Seahawks their first loss of the season. Elsewhere in playoff sleeper land, the guys provide updates on the Chargers, Broncos, and Cowboys. Nick brings the heat with some trivia questions that Mike and Matt fail spectacularly to answer.Next, the guys preview and pick each week 8 matchup, including:- Le’Veon Bell’s revenge game against the Jets- AFC West battle between the Chargers and Broncos (SLEEPERBOWL part 2) - Mike and Matt’s first one-week Jello bet!- Can the Ravens hand Pittsburgh their first loss?To honor Halloween, the crew next looks at some of the league’s most haunted franchises.Finally, Nick joins Mike and Matt in the fantasy corner to discuss all their recent fantasy woes and the state of the league as a whole. We each name our team’s fantasy MVP and LVP through the season’s first 7 weeks.
Mike and Matt are back with you, recapping another week of NFL football. As usual, they start with big-picture thoughts before focusing in on their playoff sleeper teams, two of which (Cowboys and Cardinals) played head to head this week! The Broncos gave us the biggest upset of the week, while the Chargers were on a bye.(28:00) Next, the guys preview each week 7 matchup with game predictions, breakout players, and more. Top games of the week include: - Steelers @ Titans (both 5-0)- Seahawks @ Cardinals (NFC West showdown)- Bucs.@ Raiders (SNF)- Bears @ Rams (MNF)(53:00) Finally, the M’s give updates on their weekly FanDuel contest (aka Matt’s miraculous victory) and season-long league. They also discuss bye weeks and some waiver wire adds.
In this episode, Matt and Mike recap a wild, devastating week 5 in the NFL including: biggest upsets, most impactful injuries, and a rare installment of Tuesday Night Football! They also update Pigskin Pick’em and Eliminator results and discuss playoff sleeper picks (Cardinals, Cowboys, Broncos, Chargers)(33:00) Next, the M’s preview every week 6 matchup including another Monday Night Doubleheader! Top matchups include: Rodgers vs Brady (Packers @ Bucs), Chiefs @ Bills, and our first inter-sleeper battle between the Cardinals and Cowboys.(50:00) Finally the guys talk some fantasy football, recapping Matt’s big win(s) and highlighting key roster decisions and bye week fill-ins.
2M Football returns with their week 4 recap, including a BRAND NEW SEGMENT. As usual, they first review their playoff sleepers’ (Chargers, Broncos, Cowboys, Cardinals) performances and the other top storylines of the week, including our first (but definitely not the last) fired Head Coach of the year! Next, with a quarter of the season complete, the guys go through each team above .500 and argue if they are a playoff “contender or pretender”. They also go through the teams under .500 and predict which could bounce back.Matt and Mike then go through each week 5 matchup, make winner predictions and discuss key players. Finally, in the fantasy corner, the guys recap their week 4 FanDuel and season-long leagues and talk DFS lineups for week 5.
The guys are back, recapping week 3 of the NFL and previewing week 4! First, they discuss the biggest surprises from a wild week 3, review how their sleeper playoff teams (Broncos, Cowboys, Cardinals, Chargers) performed, and recap Pigskin Pick’em and Eliminator Results. They then highlight some of the other most consequential week 3 matchups.(33:00) Next, the M’s turn an eye to week 4! They break down how the first COVID-19 outbreak of the season may impact a few of the week’s games, then preview all the games predicting impact players and making game picks.(58:00) Finally, Mike and Matt return to the fantasy corner to talk about their week 3 FanDuel head-to-head, and give updates on their season-long redraft league. They also talk DFS picks for week 4 and free agent acquisitions.
The guys break down the highs and lows of NFL Week 2, discussing biggest upsets, most significant injuries, with a focus on their playoff sleeper teams and impact prove-it players. (33:00) Next, Matt and Mike go through every week 3 matchup, making game predictions and highlighting players to watch.(56:00) Finally, the M’s dive into some week 3 fantasy football matchups, waiver acquisitions, and DFS plays.
Week 1 is in the books! The guys recap all the week 1 games (11:00), digging into the biggest upsets and most notable performances by their prove-it players.(37:00) Mike and Matt then preview each Week 2 matchup, making winner predictions and highlighting impact players to watch.(57:10) Finally, the guys give updates on fantasy contests, talk lineup decisions, and discuss free agents and FanDuel lineups.
Matt and Mike do a mock fantasy football draft! With the NFL season rapidly approaching, the guys shift gears to talk fantasy for this episode. Format: 12 team, 0.5-PPR, 1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 FLEX, K, D/ST, 6 BNJoin us as we narrate picks round by round, vocalize our thought processes, and compare rosters at the end!
In this episode, Mike and Matt discuss the different types of franchise tags available to NFL teams. They then take a look at all the players who will play out 2020 under the franchise tag, discuss their prospects for this season, and make predictions as to who lands a big payday and long-term deal as a result.
Mike and Matt round out their prove-it player picks by visiting each division in the AFC and revealing/discussing their selections. They discuss expectations and challenges each of these chosen NFL players will face in the 2020 season. Also Matt shares some incredible jokes.
In this episode, Mike and Matt unveil their NFC “Prove-it” player selections. These are players the guys have identified who have a lot at stake in 2020. Whether it’s a player in a contract year seeking an extension, or a rookie looking to make a big splash in their debut season - each of these players has something to prove this year. Mike and Matt will follow these players all season long, providing updates along the way, to see if they are in fact able to prove their value.
On today's episode, Mike & Matt discuss the latest NFL Preseason news and training camp battles, then dive into their divisional breakdown for the NFC West!Timestamps:News/Preseason Updates (3:00)Rams Preview (10:55)Cardinals Preview (24:39)49ers Preview (36:01)Seahawks Preview (48:17)
On today's episode, we're discussing the latest NFL preseason news and results, then continuing our divisional breakdowns with the NFC South! The guys also make their first karaoke bet of the 2022 season.Timestamps:Preseason news (2:55)Buccaneers breakdown (15:00)Saints breakdown (28:54)Falcons breakdown (40:54)Panthers breakdown (50:26)
On today's episode, we discuss the HOF Game, some recent NFL news, a pair of suspensions, and the AFC North divisional breakdown.TimestampsHOF Game Recap (3:45)News (6:05)Bengals Breakdown (13:35)Steelers Breakdown (27:30)Browns Breakdown (39:10)Ravens Breakdown (49:03)
The new 2M season has officially begun! Join us as we re-introduce ourselves and the show, discuss changes we're making for our third season, and begin our 2022 Roster Breakdowns with the AFC East!Timestamps:Re-Intro (2:53)Offseason News (10:04)Bills Breakdown (25:41)Patriots Breakdown (39:08)Dolphins Breakdown (50:18)Jets Breakdown (1:00:01)
In our season 2 premiere, we react to some of the biggest news around the league before jumping into our team roster evaluations! Top stories include a new (old) face returning to the NFL, the latest on Aaron Rodgers, and a major trade. For our roster breakdowns, we begin with the AFC North division. 3:30 - News 19:00 - Steelers 34:00 - Ravens 46:00 - Browns 56:00 - Bengals Follow us on social media! Twitter: @2m_show Insta: 2m_fbshow
We're back breaking down the NFC East rosters! This division, while all under .500 last year, turned into a fascinating race down the stretch. We analyze each team's offseason moves, and grade their rosters entering the 2021 season. To help with our Eagles analysis, we had special guest/friend of the pod Souriyo send in a sound byte with his thoughts! Timestamps: Washington Football Team (4:15) Giants (17:00) Cowboys (27:50) Eagles (41:30)
2M is back! As the NFL offseason continues, our offseason is officially over. Here’s a quick recap of who we are and what we do, along with some changes we’re making in season 2 of our pod. Weekly episodes start next week! Connect with us on social media! Twitter: @2m_show Instagram: 2m_fbshow