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The reality of the Pittsburgh Steelers game is that many of the starters will have to play four quarters. Dennis Koulatsos joins Nestor to make the argument that maybe that isn’t such a bad thing. As long as No. 8 is ready to go in two weeks, the Ravens can win a Super Bowl.

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ravens, joe flacco, weeks, quarterback, great, team, game, win, receivers, play, lamar, tickets, day, thought, years, baltimore, year, joe, love, m&t bank stadium

SPEAKERS

Nestor J. Aparicio, Dennis Koulatsos

Nestor J. Aparicio  00:01

W and S T Towson Baltimore and Baltimore positive I say welcome home happy new year. Happy post-holiday Happy Festivus happy sit around do nothing for a couple of weeks waiting for the ravens to do what they’re gonna do. We have put the Maryland crab cake tour on hiatus you know, I have not admitted this but I think I might go the whole month of January without any crab. I don’t know why I just, um, a couple of days into it. I’ve done of hiatus this so that we can bring you the greatest promotion we’ve ever done during radio row weeks of February 5, we’re going to ramp up the crabcake tour, get it back out on the road. I will have leftovers these are still gonna work. They’re still gonna be good. You can still wrap cash. Gingerbread doesn’t smell as much like gingerbread because it’s been around a little while of friends and winter nation will be with us as well. Jiffy Lube, multi care, and this guy I’m sure will be with us because he’s always with us. In one way or another Dennis Colossus joins us now. Of course, we got a lot of conversations then it’s over all these years about bars for golf, fishing, baseball, hockey, rock and roll we talked about everything. We have not talked much about an AFC Championship game in Baltimore. And it’s time we do that and it’s time we talk about the best team of since the last best team that needs to win a couple of games How are you as your holiday Did you get some quote NBA days or No? Man

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Dennis Koulatsos  01:24

my my mother’s my mother’s brother my aunt his wife cook us Columbia this and all kinds of great desserts baklava and then she doubled down because she gave it to us too early and they were all gone by Christmas so we have also got the New Year vasilopita which is the a cake that you cut and there’s a coin in it and whoever gets a coin has a great luck the rest of the year. Also get some money from the coin did you get the coin? I got the coin Believe it or not the home I had served this year so I got the coin but it was a lot of fun and the diet starts like now because it was impossible with all the Greek cookies and desserts to lose weight the last two or three weeks so now it’s it’s back to trying to slim down so we can be around

Nestor J. Aparicio  02:06

see me we made that ham on Christmas right and then Jake gets in and thank you wise markets I love you. We got the ham with the rewards points and then my wife and I get the big ham and even though there’s just two of us and my kid takes a little bit his wife or whatever. She then spent the entire day on Sunday ravens game day that morning. She got out of bed early, went to the store came back split pea soup in a vat I’m talking like bags of it and then my mother’s recipe that she has perfected on lima bean soup with carrots and potatoes and ham and she has it and she may and this year she took a little side made some black eyed peas for good luck she had the good luck thing or whatever so I gotta tell you man before we get into football I had like a real I had a little bit of a Greek experience during the holidays All right good luck Johnny Rafa ladies was my was my roommate for years he’s the one that got me hooked on these quote in the 80s We don’t even know what they were called till the five years ago you taught me this the Grow your booty, you know to Costas boys.

Dennis Koulatsos  03:06

Let your booty grow. Let’s

Nestor J. Aparicio  03:09

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go. Yeah, let’s pretty. So I do you know, Gus caleres I don’t put you on the spot because it’s a wine man. Exos wines. Local robic. We’re

Dennis Koulatsos  03:18

probably kissing cousins. While he’s great.

Nestor J. Aparicio  03:20

So everybody knows Gus and everybody loves Gus. Right. So Gus has been on my Facebook for years and years. He has threatened to meet me I have threatened to meet him. He’s been a longtime listener. He did Cal Redskins wine a number of years ago. He’s got some celebrity rock and roll friends. He has a vineyard out in Napa. But he’s a local guy and he knows a lot of local people. How local is you all yet to 65th birthday last week, and he invited me and it was the sweetest thing in the world. So I get invited and I know half the room. I mean, Kyle Richardson’s there, Craig Northrop’s. There Randy mariners, they’re from Mannering, like, we just had the best time we’re dancing. My wife got dressed up. She looked like a million bucks. Like so we go, but the comedian and he’s Greek Gus is Greek. And the band was a bad finger, no matter what you do. So the bad fingerplay but he had a Greek comedian open the thing up and it was like Greek humor. And it was the guy’s name. Basil.

Dennis Koulatsos  04:17

Basil. I’ve seen basil before. I’ve seen basil twice. One of them. I

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Nestor J. Aparicio  04:21

asked you if you would see him, because he was

Dennis Koulatsos  04:27

American basil come out the blog and he got this whole shtick down. He’s hysterical. But as we talk about basil, you guys had ham. We had lamb. I was a chef Cook, grilled. Lamb chops with Greek oven lemon potatoes and Greek salad. And it was amazing.

Nestor J. Aparicio  04:44

Everything they passed around and Greg got his party. There you go. To lamb chop. You know what I mean?

Dennis Koulatsos  04:49

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That’s what we had for Christmas. So it was it was a lot of fun. A lot of

Nestor J. Aparicio  04:54

Ah, man. I went into the bathroom and I flossed everything out and I came out and they had any more lamb chops and I’m like stuff up with Lambchop madness in the red wine. All right, Happy Holidays to you I will get basil on because he was we started talking money Shala and he was he made me really laugh and my wife always says like, I need to laugh more and watch more comedy. You know, we all have all that going on.

Dennis Koulatsos  05:19

Based on a decade it’s been it’s been a minute but he was a very funny guy. One like I said, one of my combos locally here hooked up to events for him and of course sold out and everybody’s cousin was

Nestor J. Aparicio  05:29

there. Well, he’s funny man as his savvy, you know, the the rabbits,

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Dennis Koulatsos  05:34

you know, stop you. I was a Sunday school teacher many years ago, him and his brother. Do you know? Of course I

Nestor J. Aparicio  05:43

said on your show or my show or our show

Dennis Koulatsos  05:45

been busy, but I’ve been everybody Sunday School teacher if if they’re 4050 years old. Chances are I was a Sunday school teacher down the thing that goes on pockets pocket Street, including Stabby stabby years. It’s been it’s been probably from Sunday school.

Nestor J. Aparicio  05:59

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I went to CCD and Our Lady Fatima in the 70s. And my first grade teacher all shows up every year. It’s standard stock. And every year you know, I have to tell you, you know, and she said she embarrassed by it a little bit, but I’m like, Man, this is a badge of honor. Because she brought us cookies. We had Oreos, it was very nice. So you know, Sunday school side, the Sunday schools down for a couple of weeks here we’ll go back maybe Saturday night school on the on the 20th now to watch a lot of football you’ve been watching a lot of football you at holidays. We’ve been on a little bit of a hiatus in a break. You and me together. talking football. What do you make of all of this? I mean, a lots happened? It’s been two or three. I mean, you and I’ve talked since before Christmas, but a lots happened. A lots happened for Lamar lots happened for expectations. They went from being one of the good teams to nobody’s gonna beat them. And who I mean danger ahead.

Dennis Koulatsos  06:54

Yeah, I don’t know about all that Nestor. I mean, John Harbaugh has to be careful here. We all know that he can’t have a repeat of 2019 We can’t be one and done and the playoffs beat against Joe Flacco whomever rolled into m&t Bank Stadium snares, so if I’m him, I’m playing my starters, at least for half against the Steelers, if not the whole game Call me crazy. But you can’t be afraid to play hurt. You can’t be afraid to lose somebody. You’ve got to keep the thing gone because the last time they were rusty had been three weeks. They hadn’t played now get resting or injured players. But if the players are healthy, at least playing my half keep these guys rolling. Keep them motoring. This is a different vibe in 2019. We didn’t have row Quan Smith back then. Lamar Jackson has grown up a lot. Todd Monken offense he’s embraced. This team is firing on all cylinders right now. It’s a shame. I almost wish the world was wildcard don’t you? Know,

Nestor J. Aparicio  07:46

I don’t know I you know, I? Listen, if they were wildcard I’d be compelled to put a bus trip together, go eat some barbecue in Kansas City, go eat some wings and buffalo crossed the border and do things I shouldn’t, you know, like, there’d be a lot of things that I would be doing. Yeah, I am planning the biggest event and you’re gonna be proud to know me, when we put this together. I’m really proud to know you can be proud to participate. It’s gonna be the biggest promotion we’ve ever done. We’re counting down our 25 greatest memories. And they’re going to end on February the third, which is the anniversary of one of the you know, the great days in the history of the radio station, New Orleans, all those things that we put together with the parade. And February 5 is radio row week, we will not be in Las Vegas, full disclosure, I’ve been thrown out. So I’m not going to be out there. But we’re gonna be doing something in a couple of weeks. And I keep thinking of like, I thought of this idea before they beat San Francisco on Christmas, right? I think I told you about this idea that in the middle of December, I wasn’t. I was thinking well maybe they’ll be in the Super Bowl. And now I have three weeks to sit here and plan this like they’re going to be in the Super Bowl because they believe it right everybody in the media believes it all the fan base believes it. You have a flight to Vegas? I know you do. By the way, my friends are now calling me about tickets. Tickets are $8,000 He my my bestest, bestest buddy, my ticket broker, so anybody full disclosure, if you went to any of my road trips that were tough games, championship games, playoff games, Super Bowls, you bought tickets for me. I’ve had one person get me those tickets for 20 years. So I have the same ticket person I’ve had or ever and I talked to him the other day said What’s up because people were calling me. He said it’s eight grand now. If you get lucky if you’re a club PSL owner, let let her ask it and we’re in his shirt. Leonard is always on the club level. She might win the lottery through the team. And when he does, they’re going to offer him tickets for 4400 or 5200. You know, it’s going to be Hey, the good news is you got through the Taylor Swift lottery. The bad news the tickets are 900 bucks. There’s there’s no $95 tickets, you know back In

Dennis Koulatsos  10:00

2012, notice I got a pair tickets club level and your lien for 2500 to one of my vendors, and I thought that was a lot of money so for poor immigrants like myself eight, nine grand, that is a, that is a big, big big ticket that the

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Nestor J. Aparicio  10:12

tool it’s not just that there’s no way to drive to Las Vegas, there’s no cheap way to get there. There’s no cheap places to stay once you’re there, not Super Bowl week, I don’t. Again, you know, full disclosure here, we’re planning something that’s well, much more awesome than a football game from my perspective, so and we’re going to cover the football game and be a part of it. But the notion that I could put a trip together, like I did for New Orleans, like we did for Tampa, like, oh, I have all of these other years. And by the way, there’s a thing on the tickets where you only get one transfer the ticket unit I mean, you

Dennis Koulatsos  10:47

can’t keep flipping them over and flip the check. It’s a good thing. That’s a good thing. I mean, yeah, like eight or 9000 is enough, rather than to have to pay a premium on top of it. That’s, that’s insane. Well,

Nestor J. Aparicio  10:58

it’s where we are right now. They’re making a lot of money and we’re playing games here that matter in the most important way in the primal Omar’s career while he’s still they still have cap space to surround him with all of this. I mean, if I’m writing Purple Reign three, and they they conduct their business here the next five, six weeks to win a championship. I would start with the caster and row Quan even before I would go with with Lamar, although Lamar would be the start of the book, I guess. Right. But the row Quan edition is what changed the trajectory for the defense becoming a factor the factor enough that by the end of the year, the offense caught up to the defense and now with good health, and the next couple of weeks and you’re talking about going out and bumper car and these guys against Steelers in the Steelers need to win this week. I’m trying to figure out who can they rest who will they rest and Luke keeps saying to me like the pitchfork guy on John Belushi shoulder and animal as Luke keeps saying, Stay gotta play. Somebody’s got to play there’s only a handful and they can’t play a lot of them have to play and a lot of play. 5060

Dennis Koulatsos  12:07

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snaps significant minutes. Yes, absolutely. They gotta play like it’s the Steelers and woke once miss that you’re not a raven, until you beat the Steelers broken Smith’s never beat the Steelers and he’s been a game changer. Somebody asked me the other day that he’s almost as good as Ray Lewis and this looks different eras back then you can take somebody’s head off. I’m sure had rope and played back then. He would have been the same type of player physical aggressive and half

Nestor J. Aparicio  12:30

takes guys heads off. Hey, guys, harder than anybody I’ve seen. Like

Dennis Koulatsos  12:34

he comes in he comes in it for him first elbows first. He’s vicious and the one handed interception reminiscent of Ray’s interception against the Titans when Eddie George bobble the ball. Not as dramatic, because it was in a different setting. However, it did shift momentum in the in the game this past Sunday against the dolphins. And when Martin Humphrey went down, I mean, how about the secondary Nestor? I mean, a bunch of guys that just gelled together and stepped up. I thought we’d win in the shootout. I thought we would have to outpace their offense because I couldn’t see him covering Tyreke Hill, but guess what, they stepped up and then some

Nestor J. Aparicio  13:07

men and the other teams falling apart or falling down the mountain. And what the Ravens did to Detroit to Seattle to San Francisco and the other side of the docket to fake that whoever they see over there and it doesn’t look like it’s Philadelphia at this point. Right be Dallas I don’t you know I don’t might be San Francisco certainly they have the by they have the pathway right. Even though we embarrass them on Christmas. I think it will be different the second time around. I just think it would be it would have to be for Brock, Bertie. But that being said the Ravens would be seven point favorite. Yeah.

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Dennis Koulatsos  13:43

I’m not sure it would be someone asked me about that. So like he was saying ghosts in the game against the Ravens. I’m not sure what what they could do to stop him from seeing ghosts he got he was shell shocked in that game tester. And to see those guys back out there again. Not sure what’s going to change the second time around. But let’s get there first. Right. I think if the Ravens don’t get there, you will you will hear a lot of criticism of John Harbaugh and Todd Monken or Lamar Jackson, whomever there’s going to be 31 Unhappy fan bases at the end of this this the tournament as always, but this team they have something to prove because really they haven’t won much yet the the Martin Humphries or Ronnie Stanley’s the Lamar Jackson, this is a defining playoff run for this team. Well, I think that’s

Nestor J. Aparicio  14:25

one of the things about Lamar, you know, aside from his style of play and race if you’re a racist, and you know what, you know, whatever the criticism would be of him and I feel like my criticism have nothing to do with race and everything to do with accuracy. Lane quarterbacking as they came up with last week, that’s a new term and all of that but it definitely was quarterbacking. There’s

Dennis Koulatsos  14:47

no doubt about that. Yeah, I

Nestor J. Aparicio  14:48

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mean, the last six weeks and eight weeks since the Detroit game, what how we’re seeing him play the game, not the success he’s having, not the outcome, not the yardage, not the attack. them’s not the efficiency, none of that, the way he’s playing the game. It is a different style. It’s like fighting left handed, you know what I mean? Like he’s standing in the pocket. He’s looking off receivers, he’s still taking care of the ball, he’s still a threat to run at any point. And I think he’s kneeling pressure differently, because he never had to feel pressure before he just would roll out and roll. And you know, he never felt the pocket breakdown around them and realizing they still can’t catch you. You know what I mean? If you’re on your toes, and you’re moving, you feel it, they still you still have first step quickness, to get away. And then all hell breaks loose because you have receivers that you know better. Now you have tendencies better to say, if I’m doing this, say you’re doing that and you’re coming back to me and you’re doing this and I know where you’re going to be. And I had the trust to get rid of the football because we’re going to turn a sack a busted play a play where maybe I used to take off and get eight yards into something that’s going to be an 18 yard pass and maybe a 60 yard Yak, literally, right. Right. He

Dennis Koulatsos  16:09

has receivers that that gets kinked open, he has receivers that can gain separation. He has receivers that can catch contested balls, he had receivers, and fullbacks making one hand at receptions. Right so he has things at his disposal, but he really hasn’t had his entire career with the Ravens So the sky’s the limit for them. They just gotta keep this momentum going. They can’t slow down and what you got to still take out the Steelers it’s still Steelers week and it means a lot to these players to hopefully be the starters cannot get a nice two three touchdown lead in the first half. And then the backup could handle take care of business in the second half. All

Nestor J. Aparicio  16:44

right. So get us glasshouses here as always talking ravens football with us as we get ready for the most wonderful time of the year. I’m staring at them. I got one of the memes of Michael Jackson on the Thriller album. That was a lot better than the one that I gave his mother a couple of years ago when I was still a media member. I gave him a shirt back in the early days. It was after the Rams game that night in 19. And so I’m staring at this and I’m thinking to myself, all right, what do you concern the most about like, as we the rust versus rest the health of these guys. The back end of the second day with Marlon Humphrey and Kyle Hamilton getting right, the offensive line and Stanley and Moses and Macquarie whoever, whoever’s on the offense, like I’m trying to think of like, what’s going to get them be all

Dennis Koulatsos  17:37

of the above I think I think it’s fair to say that nothing to cop out. But I think all of the above, certainly the health of the secondary. We could see an opening drive against the dolphins how much the difference Miss cow Hamilton and Brandon Stevens. And then Marlon Humphrey goes out right so the documents the first couple of drives that were just marching up the field up and down the field and credit to Mike McDonald, he figured out a scheme that would slow him down with you drop back row Quan and, and Patrick queen. But when you play better teams, especially when they have health, I’m not sure that you can scheme your way to a championship Nestor I think at some point, it’s like Luke Luke said a couple of years ago, the straw that breaks the camel’s back. And that’s my biggest concern. There are certain players and I just named three of them, that they’re going to have a hard time bringing home, big silver, Bertha, or Betty again, if those guys go down, so maybe it comes down to health, but it’s not unique to the Ravens. So every team has entered this year. I mean, I had a Dolphins fan chirping at me on Twitter saying hey, we have five guys out on the offense and as well Namie who’s on the back end, secondary on the Ravens right now, street free agents and they’re still holding up so all teams are injured this time of the year.

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Nestor J. Aparicio  18:44

That just go out so she’s here. We’re all getting ready for some football right here. And I think one of the diminished parts of what the Ravens what they’ve done on their own merit. Having Miami lined up at the end as you know, the number two seed and just beaten about beaten beat the snot out of them on New Year’s Eve right Christmas night having to go 3000 miles after they’ve already gone to London, LA and San Francisco and Arizona the last seven weeks to go out there as a six and a half point dog as we started because a 4.0 with a six and a half point oh that Mike Florio we hate them. So over that all that okay, but you know, half of America everybody in America picked against them they were six point dog

Dennis Koulatsos  19:28

what I’ve picked against them and I’m glad in situation like they do and I’m wrong. I didn’t see them beaten the Niners but you know what, they went up there, punched him in the mouth and came home with a victory. Well,

Nestor J. Aparicio  19:38

what can’t they do at this point? I mean, they played well enough to win every game this year. Right? I mean, wouldn’t surprise me to see him go beat the Steelers on Saturday just for trying and as Snoop Huntley run around a little bit, I don’t know. I that’s not their goal, obviously. But for me with the Questions in the boxes. The only thing they haven’t done is one playoff games and for the criticism of Lamar and I go back to all of the criticisms of him, it is the you’re great in the regular season. Yeah, man. It’s great. It’s great. But but until you win these games, you’re not. And that goes for Josh Allen that goes for the guys that aren’t even getting there like the kid out with the chargers, who’s got more television commercials the night plan and like, and, and also for Joe Flacco to sort of fly into this. You and I the last time we got together he was a punch line. Dennis, it was three weeks ago.

Dennis Koulatsos  20:34

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Yes, he was and man wouldn’t that be something I would love to see Joe Flacco at m&t Bank Stadium with the Browns just a storyline in and of itself I would love to be there to witness that when you well

Nestor J. Aparicio  20:44

look at the pathway they have they’re gonna play the Jacksonville Houston Indianapolis that that’s going to be their road trip their their, their their doorway to getting to us or getting to, you know, wherever the seating would be, but certainly could be us. Yeah, but you’re I don’t know what’s going on with his buffalo Miami game Sunday night Dennis. Like,

Dennis Koulatsos  21:04

I don’t like I like buffalo. I do. I’d be buffalo is a very dangerous team. This is the one thing we talked about. Everybody always talks about. You don’t want to see this team in the playoffs. And I think this year for the AFC at least the Buffalo Bills. I mean, they’re playing well. They’re the rise in the change. Offensive coordinators. Josh Allen looks like Josh Allen once again. This is the team that could potentially be an AFC Championship game.

Nestor J. Aparicio  21:28

Well, this is where the one seed helps, right? Because in my mind all along, they’re gonna have to be buffalo in Kansas City. And I thought Cincinnati in the beginning would burn you know, like, they’re gonna have to be three really good quarterbacks. All right, we’re now down to two. All right, and you can decide whether Flacco is a really good quarterback or whether Trevor Lawrence could get there, whether they would see CJ Straub, because they shocked the world, which is all the all these series, as you can see to again, right I mean, all of these, although, do get chub hurt. And then Harvey thrown the ball over their head to be a jerk with Vic Fangio.

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Dennis Koulatsos  22:01

I’m okay with that. Look. They put up a 70 burger on the Broncos earlier in the year and nobody said anything about

Nestor J. Aparicio  22:06

me at the end of that game. Did you know that? Yeah. He said

Dennis Koulatsos  22:13

when he points us they stopped at this point. I’m so many points. I don’t care. The rate we should have scored 71 on him I would have kept throwing on him.

Nestor J. Aparicio  22:20

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Right. Yeah, fair enough. I mean, but but

Dennis Koulatsos  22:23

he was also the defensive coordinator or the more reason there’s some bad blood there. And then McDonald’s said look, they get paid the score we get paid to stop them. It’s a big boy game what it is, but But back to your original point about chub. I was I was screaming to get Lamar out there when you’re up 40 by 4219

Nestor J. Aparicio  22:41

out of there on Sunday you already got everybody play in half a half on Saturday, Mr.

Dennis Koulatsos  22:48

A half a half a half. They need to they need to stay sharp they need to keep this thing rolling. That’s true. Nevermind maybe they shouldn’t be the I wouldn’t like the better if it was a they were wildcard team. I’ll take that back. I just wish to keep playing the last time

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Nestor J. Aparicio  23:01

maybe if Lindenbaum gets hurt or broke on gets hurt or Patrick we’re like and they can’t hear you just went crazy. You make

Dennis Koulatsos  23:09

a good point but to me, I do think that that rope but Smith wants to beat the Steelers a

Nestor J. Aparicio  23:15

BK or Pierce go down my god right come on man. That can happen anytime. They’re all important.

Dennis Koulatsos  23:22

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I can’t be afraid to can’t play scared.

Nestor J. Aparicio  23:25

Will Steal steal when

Dennis Koulatsos  23:29

I saw the Ravens other care who the roll out there that the team they rolled out there Sunday will be coming to win and of luck with Mason Rudolph or Kenny Pickett or whoever they land up on your Saturday. It doesn’t matter. Tyler hunting might still be the best quarterback on the field Sunday.

Nestor J. Aparicio  23:43

Most important questions a week for you Dennis Colossus is Joe Flacco. Is he elite?

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Dennis Koulatsos  23:48

No. Why would the fire of Joe Flacco when he was with Baltimore

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depressed inside haven’t been

Dennis Koulatsos  23:56

Mike Preston so I have no idea what he says but what would that fire seriously? Now he didn’t have a Joko won’t blow he had heap and Pitta but he didn’t have. He didn’t have Amari Cooper never had a wide receiver one. But that fired that I’m seeing consistently I didn’t see particularly after he signed a big contract

Nestor J. Aparicio  24:16

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I saw ahead by KIKO Alonso autonomous get killed. So yeah. Now, you know,

Dennis Koulatsos  24:22

he, well, anyway, we leave it alone. And I wish Joe well just I

Nestor J. Aparicio  24:27

think when the book is written on Joe and if Joe’s ever really honest with me, like if we get together, I think he would say he was banged up. I think he would say his neck is that he wasn’t physically right. He looked like he was running with a box of poop in his pants. He is right now. He has gotten into a different level of fitness. He looks great. He he is. He’s more he’s healthier. I don’t think more dedicated or less dedicated. Let’s think more healthy. There’s only so much you could do when you’re hurt.

Dennis Koulatsos  24:57

The last camp was the Jets game. Maybe the Last Can you by saw him. He threaded that bolt and joke when the endzone It was unbelievable. I mean the guy still got the rockin arm. He looks fantastic and like I would love the challenge. I would love to see that matchup I would love to see Joe Flacco in the Browns at m&t Bank Stadium. They’ll probably the loudest atmosphere, whatever. I mean, it’s everybody was screaming at the top of their lungs.

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Nestor J. Aparicio  25:23

I got a couple guys that have bought Flacco 15 Browns jerseys and it’s crazy. I’m not one of them. I’m not one of them. I don’t look at those colors. I mean, even though I’m wearing orange right now,

Dennis Koulatsos  25:31

but if Joe look, I wish Joe Well, look, if Joe wins a second Super Bowl, then the conversation becomes as he does he go into the Hall of Fame. It’s the same. It’s the same kind of was Eli Manning that’s on a table for him right now and Jim Plunkett. Two rings do they get you into the Hall of Fame? So

Nestor J. Aparicio  25:48

he’s got to win four games in a row. That’s always he’s done that before. He’s done that before he has he? He’s

Dennis Koulatsos  25:55

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loving touchdowns zero interceptions tie Joe Montana in the playoffs? He can get there. But I said to you the last time you and I talked Joe look very fit. He looks skinny. You look trim. He looks great. Yeah. Our quarterback, our quarterback, he looks even better because he’s not throwing pics.

Nestor J. Aparicio  26:12

Well. I texted with one of the quarterbacks fathers last week and it wasn’t Lamar. So Lamar is mother either, so I didn’t. So yeah, so Joe Flacco is dad on TV, Steven Enthrallment. Yeah, he looked good. Joe Flacco and I don’t care who knows it. unabashed about that

Dennis Koulatsos  26:29

so I liked you. I love Joe buy like Joe.

Nestor J. Aparicio  26:32

I love you love you love Lamar. used to love Joe so you don’t love me anymore.

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Dennis Koulatsos  26:36

I’ve always liked show love Joe. I would never I would never Joe Flacco fan, because he never put the work in you know, and I know it was a nine to five quarterback.

Nestor J. Aparicio  26:47

Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow.

Dennis Koulatsos  26:50

The last one there. The first one out of the castle. What do you not? That’s

Nestor J. Aparicio  26:53

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not true. That’s not true.

Dennis Koulatsos  26:55

That’s that’s totally that’s not true. That’s the word on the street

Nestor J. Aparicio  26:59

off season. Maybe I’ll see.

Dennis Koulatsos  27:02

Yeah, he’ll tell you. He was in season quarterback. I got it.

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Nestor J. Aparicio  27:06

No, you know, I think at the end here, he was a little beleaguered because they didn’t have the horses for the course. Yeah. Yeah.

Dennis Koulatsos  27:13

They hung him out.

Nestor J. Aparicio  27:15

And he was no look good. Did you watch him hop off the field and go down the tunnel to get a knee brace off. Right, like literally right. So like, I think it’s a little different in the aftermath of that, that he would come back and look like Tom Brady’s kind of amazing. I think he’s he must be like avocado ice cream or something he must do.

Dennis Koulatsos  27:36

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You mean Tom Brady won’t look good either if he was throwing to Michael campanero and Griff Whalen. No disrespect to those guys. They played the NFL. I didn’t. But however, remember that Minnesota game? I think Who the hell are these guys? Right? It’s like, wide receiver 123456 Maybe, but wow. But the dead hanging out today if you

Nestor J. Aparicio  27:55

want to know something about Joe that I found to be interesting. That was um, and not too close to the fire. He’s my all time favorite athlete. And I like it too, just because I was around him and I saw the way he operated. And I saw I mean, you’re gonna talk about him versus Chad steel. We’re talking about integrity. People are like I was around him all the time. He’s a great guy. Good man, you know, as a parent, as I have known and but here’s what I found to be really compelling. That moment at the end of the Jets game, where all the Jets players came up to him. And you could see that they were happy for him. CJ Mosley you saw that clip. Oh, that thing was great. But but there were five other teammates. I don’t know who some of the guys were that check their numbers and say who’s number 24 The guy had a captain’s number on the defensive guy and I’m like, Who are these players? And they all came up they had broad smiles for him. So if they thought he was lazy or what you know what I mean or whatever

Dennis Koulatsos  28:53

here you win, you win the Super Bowl as a quarterback you’re a big deal. I know that when we Terry Bradshaw when forced to pull it back in the day so when Terry even to this day, when he walks on the field, all the players come to him because you know what? He’s got four rings, and that’s why one of the big four is even bigger, but Joe’s got some street cred I get

Nestor J. Aparicio  29:09

that what is Joe Flacco the Nick Foles of this? The Jeff Hostetler? I hope

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Dennis Koulatsos  29:13

I hope not not this year. He can have it next year. Not this year. We need look every 12 years we won twice now right?

Nestor J. Aparicio  29:21

We were the ones see which is the part that’s kooky. What

Dennis Koulatsos  29:25

there’s time to change the narrative I’ll you know, the more regions that if you’re superstitious that type this actually placed your favor either

Nestor J. Aparicio  29:32

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way you know the fact that everybody in the building was talking about it and Luke and I’ve been talking about night 2019 2019 It’s in their head whether good or bad, but it’s in their head. Of course. How

Dennis Koulatsos  29:45

could not be they got to shake it. They got to get through it gotta power through it and you know what, I hope you’ll be writing Purple Rain three very soon.

Nestor J. Aparicio  29:54

I will not be writing Purple Rain three but you know I did this and this Just like Apollo Creed ain’t gonna be no rematch and

Dennis Koulatsos  30:05

what might not be Purple Rain three but knowing you, you’ll be you’ll have plenty of room to write

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Nestor J. Aparicio  30:09

Oh, oh, I’ll be writing Oh, there won’t be a Purple Rain three. You know what, when you see Eric the cost around 10 Ask him if there’s gonna be propagating through. So that’ll that’ll be that’ll be all part of.

Dennis Koulatsos  30:21

We know, believe it or not, we don’t hang in the same circles. It’ll be all part of

Nestor J. Aparicio  30:25

the narrative. It’ll be part of the narrative that we’re talking about here. All right, let’s go. Latos is here. He is always over there. Coons, Baltimore for security Boulevard and always appreciate visiting with you. And it’s been a couple of weeks and I pick up points for the play meaningful football game, right? Like this is going to be a Tom Petty. So this is going to be the waiting is going to be the hardest part. And the big blow up to this game. And then the first 10 minutes of the game, whether it’s Joe Flacco when it’s Josh Allen, whether it’s to untangle Hello, whoever it is, is that afternoon that evening that morning, whatever the game is, in three weeks, it’s just it’s go time in a way that we all saw what happened with the Orioles, we all remember wins and losses and good and bad. It’s just it gets heavy. And when you carry three weeks, the Ross vs wrestling stuff that we talked about for a couple days, they gotta go out there and deliver in the beginning of that football game be ready to fire and every single thing John Harbaugh is thinking about and all of them are thinking about is that right now and it can be paralysis by analysis. This is a tough couple of weeks for guys to like you to your point or like fruit flies they do it every seven days you know for

Dennis Koulatsos  31:33

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sure Nestor I wish you and yours the very best of health wealth, prosperity love in 2024 and beyond. It’s gonna be a great year.

Nestor J. Aparicio  31:40

I’m gonna get a basil and we’re gonna go get stumped. It’s It’s awesome, great jokes and have some fun. That is closers joins us here we’re putting together our biggest promotion we’ve ever done. It’s February 5, it’s radio row week. Many of you are familiar with the fact that we used to go to the Super Bowl every year. This year, we’re doing something really really special. It’s gonna be bigger and better than anything I’ve ever done. I’m really proud of it and I can’t wait to tell you about it’s all gonna be brought to you by our friends at the Maryland lottery in conjunction with win donation and Jiffy Lube. Multi care you can always find me Nestor Baltimore positive.com I’m out on the interwebs Luke is out in Owings Mills and in the heads out there you get it on the wn S T tech service. First as always we are wn st am 1570 Towson Baltimore and we never stop talking. Baltimore positive Happy New Year and happy Festivus

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