We’re into the first week of July, which means the preseason is only weeks away as we get set to kick of the 2022 NFL season.
With all the hoopla and huzzah, Wade and Ryan take some time in this podcast to look at some of the lingering NFL news prior to the start of the season, with this Half Bakered Podcast.
Here’s the link to get your weekend sorted.
Among some of the things the guys talk about in this episode includes:
Baker Mayfield is officially a Carolina Panther. Or is he?
Further to a medical test, BM could be shooting his load down the coast this season to help the woeful Panthers move on from Darnold Time.
With all the drama coming out of Cleveland, it’s nice to see some sort of finality come to the situation for Mayfield, who has been trending dirty water in the wake of the Deshaun Watson trade.
Whether Watson plays this season is up to the football Gods (or Goodell)-but the way it’s looking, he’ll be riding the pine, while Baker has a chance to start and finish the season.
It could be the Jacoby Brissett show now in Cleveland, as Baker can finally go off to his own pizza oven and get baked.
Now that Baker has finally found his new forever home, the lens of focus hits over to Jimmy Garoppolo and his perfect jaw.
With Baker shuffling off to Carolina, the only real places to fall for Jimmy G are the Seahawks, and the Seahawks.
Given the divisional double tap, it’s highly unlikely that San Fran would want to allow him to come back and torch them twice.
Jimmy might be best to wait until week 4, when many of the teams will have already lost their starting QB to injury or jail.
That’s Jimmy’s perfect sweet spot-sliding into the DMs.
Nice Tat Bro
A few weeks have gone by without anyone mentioning Aaron Rodgers, so he did something about that…he got a tattoo!
True to Rodgers form, the tat is cryptic, mysterious, and way to expensive for regular chums like us to afford.
Aaron went all witchy with this one, incorporating lions, the all seeing eye, and only black and white bro.
If only the tattoo could run a 4 second 40, then it might have a chance to really impress the fans this season.
Bear Up and Down
The rumours are swirling that the Chicago Bears are teasing the city that they are indeed ready to pack up and move for 2026.
With a big ass facility in Arlington Heights, the Bears could benefit from creating a whole new world around the team, adding shopping, hotels, bars and a home for Aaron Rodgers to own the team.
The city of Chicago came back this week with a plan-put a dome on it!
Mayor Lori is proposing taking the NFL’s smallest stadium (61,500) and raise the roof, adding a dome and another 15000 seats.
Sure it would take away from being an outdoor stadium in one of the coldest NFL cities, and erase the gorgeous views of Lake Michigan…but Soldier Field!
The Bears have the city over a barrel right now…finally someone they can dominate!
Who has the most expensive NFL offence heading into this season?
It’s the Detroit Lions. Wait, what?
Yep, the Detroit Lions have the highest pad roster this season, with a whopping $123m in salaries spread across the Goff.
Ranked by CBS sports as the ‘5th worst team in the NFL’, the Lions are ready to change their fate in 2023, by not becoming the worst team in the league (again).
No matter how much money they spend, they will never be the Jacksonville Jaguars.
And that’s a good thing.
We will be announcing some parties and social fun stuff planned for the next season in the next month.
If you’re a bar or pub in the UK looking to hist NFL parties and viewing events this season, make sure that you get in touch.