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‘The Heat Ratio’ Episode 21: What would your NBA “3 v. 3” squad be?

After a fairly quiet draft, the Eagles got some disturbing news that their defensive tackle Tim Jernigan will be out 4-6 months following back surgery. With journeyman Haloti Ngata next up on the depth chart, how much of an impact will it make on the defensive line?

The Sixers took Game 4 under the heroics of TJ McConnell and en route to Game 5 in Boston. If they do not move on, do we have a right to be upset? Are we coddling our players and coaches too much?

How did the Toronto Raptors get swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers? LeBron James was on another level, but as the No. 1 seed, getting blown out is unacceptable. To not win at least one game should cost Dwane Casey his job, shouldn’t it?

In a fun segment, we looked at the 16 NBA playoff teams from this year and decided to throw them into a 3 vs. 3 pool. If you were constructing a three-player squad, who would be on your team?

Big Ben Roethlisberger is a Super Bowl Champion, but seems to be irritated that the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Mason Rudolph to be the quarterback of the future. Is this just another case of a spoiled athlete? Does he have a point?

The Phillies have cooled off lately and are riding the wave of a flawed closer position. Is it finally time to move on from Hector Neris? Can Vince Velasquez take over the role?

ESPN came out with their first 2018 Fantasy Football PPR Top 50 list that includes the rookies. Saquon Barkley at No. 10? Mike Evans after Davante Adams? What sticks out to you?

The Heat Ratio (@theheatratio) brings a set of unique views and opinions each week to focus on all the top sports stories making it to the top of the headlines. Listen in as Tony (@TCutillo23) says why he would take Vince Velasquez out of the rotation to be the Phillies closer while (@PGHJohn36) says he would wait for another arm. From NBA hot takes to modified sports rants, it’s all here just waiting for your take.

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The Heat Ratio (@theheatratio) is brought to you by Pi’s own Tony Cutillo and continues to bring a unique flavor to the world of podcasting. From top sports stories to everyday life, it’s all here just waiting for your take.

 


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