OhKs #32 // Cats vs. Dogs (9-17-14)

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Oh word? A new theme song for a very special game?! But before that – Adam and Nick, the Oh’s Knows Brothers not to be confused, talk about the crushing Iowa Hawkeyes loss as well as the biggest surprises so far in the NFL season when it comes to on the field activity. They also break down the first race of the NASCAR Chase and debate over who will be there at the end, cough Jimmie, cough not. Then the new theme song rolls us into a not so spirited round of “Top4 Movie Game” and someone mails it in “Who, Who Are You?”

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OhKs #31 // Rhymes Are Good (9-10-14)

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This week on Oh’s Knows.. The bros talk about the weekend that was, starting with an embarrassing win – really? – over a MAC football team by the Iowa Hawkeyes followed by the NFL weekend that was. Adam breaks down the best and worst part of the Cowboy’s season.. There’s a best? – and Nick talks a little bit about the Cardiac Colts. I think. The guys also make their picks for the NASCAR Race for the Chase and look forward to Iowa vs. Iowa State this weekend as well as discuss proper group texting etiquette. Wrapping things up with some games, we try and Stump the Schwab, but he wasn’t having it with these Ax Men. It’s ladies week on IMDB Top 4 Working Title and a fun and yet informative round of Who, Who Are You?

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Green Bay Packers v Dallas CowboysAt the top of the episode, Nick is  just checking on the well-being of Adam as the Cowboys lost an absolutely devastating game to the Packers. After trying to figure out what is wrong in Dallas, they talk about the Colts and debate who would win in a head to head matchup right now if the Cowboys played the Colts. The guys also talk about the disappointing loss Friday night in College Basketball with the Cyclones beating our Hawks in Ames and how they still aren’t watching the NBA, yet. Wrapping things up Adam talks about taking the Power Rankings reigns as Nick was busy studying for finals, explains “Ed Wood” to young Nicholas James, and talk this week in television as well as their upcoming travel plans for the Holidays!

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Adam is convinced that he controls the outcomes of games, just by watching them. Also, plans on watching “Breaking Bad” again at the start of the New Year – is no longer scared watching episodes before bed.

Nick hasn’t been up to much because he has had things thing called school going on. Also, has been watching a good show called “The Killing” – is still scared to watch “Breaking Bad” before bed.

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NFL Power Rankings After Week 13

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There was some great football to be had this long holiday weekend… Just not much on Sunday.  The Thanksgiving special left Adam ecstatic, while Sunday’s early contest all but locked up the AFC South for Nick’s Colts.  The rest of the playoff picture continued to become clearer, as the Seahawks locked up the first playoff birth of the season.

  1. SeahawksSeattle Seahawks (11-1) LW (1) – Well that closes the debate as to the best team in football.  The Seahawks dominated the Monday night matchup against the Saints.  Granted it was at home, but it looks like if any other team wants to come out of the NFC for the Super Bowl, they’ll have to travel to Seattle.
  2. BroncosDenver Broncos (10-2) LW (3) – And it looks like the Broncos will control their fate in the AFC, as they defeated the Chiefs once again and basically locked up their division.  However, a loss would most likely mean all paths would lead through New England.
  3. SaintsNew Orleans Saints (9-3) LW (2) – Are the wheels coming off?  After barely beating the 49ers and Falcons, the Saints were finally unable to pull off the W against the Seahawks.  They will have a quick turnaround too, as Carolina comes into town for part 1 of the division crown showdown.
  4. PanthersCarolina Panthers (9-3) LW (4) – What is going to cause this team to finally lose?  Maybe the Saints? Ask me that even 3-4 weeks ago, I say without a doubt.  Oh how the tides have turned.  Now it looks like the Panthers are the ones with the all powerful momentum on their side in this one.
  5. PatriotsNew England Patriots (9-3) LW (5) – This team might be one of the most confusing in football.  I was ready to anoint them the best of the AFC, but they could barely defeat the worst team in the league and had to do so with two late field goals.  The schedule looks easy the rest of the way, but that may be a trap for this team.
  6. NinersSan Francisco 49ers (8-4) LW (7) – They finally have a shot at redemption.  Last time they faced off against the Seahawks, they were obliterated.  They’ve had some time to find themselves since then and now get the Seahawks at home.  The division crown is all but out of reach, but you know that Harbaugh would love to have some bragging rights over Carroll.
  7. CheifsKansas City Chiefs (9-3) LW (6) – Uh oh.  Three straight losses following the bye cannot have the fans in KC feeling very confident.  Their defense has played sub-par, at best, the past 3 weeks and will need a quick turnaround to help right the ship. Lucky for them their next two are against the lowly Washington football team and the Raiders.  Just what the doctor ordered.
  8. BengalsCincinnati Bengals (8-4) LW (8) – The battle for the 3 seed is on the line this upcoming week.  Cincy gets this one at home, which may be just enough to give them the advantage.  We will soon find out won’t we Big Red!
  9. CowboysDallas Cowboys (7-5) LW (10) – Two weeks in a row?!  That has to be some kind of a record.  Tony Romo looked great, as per usual, and DeMarco Murray showed signs of life from the running game. The rest of the schedule sets up for them nicely before a battle for the East against the Eagles in Week 17.
  10. ColtsIndianapolis Colts (8-4) LW (NR) – And they’re back!  Yes, they do deserve this spot, no matter how much grief I get.  They locked up the South and looked a little rejuvenated with the benching of Trent Richardson.  However, they are going to need to click on all cylinders this week against the Bengals.

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LISTEN: Oh’s Knows #16 // Well, You’re A Nerd (12-1-13)

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52992d542f76e.preview-620What a great weekend to be a Hawkeye! Although the Hawks didn’t win the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament, they competed. And the football team did beat the Huskers on Saturday earning a very impressive 8th win on the season. The guys also talk Thanksgiving happenings, the Dallas Cowboys and Colts victories, the difference between the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit as well as upcoming Christmas plans. They then wrap things up with Nick taking credit for Auburn’s back to back miracle wins and discuss why Twitter is the best, and worst.

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Adam didn’t watch much football on Sunday, but did sleep through the first half of the Cowboys game on Thursday and caught the crazy end to the Iron Bowl. Also, is your new Oh’s Knows resident College Football expert after going 9-2 predicting the outcome of the Iowa Hawkeye football season.

Nick was traveling most of the weekend, so he didn’t catch much football – but he was stress free due to this Fantasy Football team not being playoff bound. Also, is your new Oh’s Knows resident Goat after going 5-7 predicting the outcome of the Iowa Hawkeye football season. Yikes.

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A very Cowboys Thanksgiving!

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With Thanksgiving comes mashed potatoes and gravy. Friends and family, possibly yelling at each other. Green been casserole, stuffing, pumpkin pie and if you are lucky, a 12 pack of beer all to yourself. And of course The Dallas Cowboys. Oh and Turkey.PHO-07Nov22-95113

Did you know that since 1966 The Dallas Cowboys have played 45 games on Thanksgiving day? Did you also know that in 1975 the NFL thought it would be a good idea to make the St. Louis Cardinals (not the baseball team) the Thanksgiving Day host? That wasn’t a popular decision and in 1978 they quickly made the Cowboys the host team again. Forever.

Good call.

Since 1966, the Cowboys have a record of 29 Wins, 15 Losses and 1 Tie on those Thanksgiving Day games. Not to shabby.

If you were born after 1990 you probably don’t know that the Cowboys actually use to be a pretty dominant team. Earning them the name “America’s Team, earning them that very prolific Thanksgiving day game. The Cowboys use to be a perennial playoff contender. Not as of a late. But I promise they were.. Kid who just bought his first legal beer.

The Dallas Cowboys have 30 career Playoff Appearances. They have won the NFC East 21 times and have 10 Conference Championships as well as 5 Super Bowl Championships. Which was a league best until those pesky Steelers won their 6th just a few years ago.

The Dallas Cowboys have played a lot on Thanksgiving, that is for sure. But what does playing on Thanksgiving have to do with there playoff success? Well, we had a lot of time on our hands and wanted to find just that out. We went back and took a look at every Thanksgiving game that took place in the same year that the Cowboys made the playoffs. Take a look:

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1966 – Dallas Cowboys beat the Cleveland Browns, 26 to 14

  • NFL Eastern Champion

1967 – Dallas Cowboys beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 46 to 21

  • NFL Capitol Champion
  • NFL Eastern Champion

1968 – Dallas Cowboys beat the Washington Redskins, 29 to 20

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1969 – Dallas Cowboys tie the San Francisco 49ers, 24 all

  • NFL Capitol Champion

1970 – Dallas Cowboys beat the Green Bay Packers, 16 to 3

  • NFC East Champion
  • NFC Conference Champion

1971 – Dallas Cowboys beat the Los Angeles Rams, 28 to 21

  • NFC East Champion
  • NFC Conference Champion
  • Super Bowl Champion

1972 – Dallas Cowboys lose to the San Francisco 49ers, 31 to 10

  • NFC East Champion

1973 – Dallas Cowboys lose to the Miami Dolphins, 14 to 7

  • NFC East Champion

1975 – No Thanksgiving Day Game

  • NFC Conference Champion

1976 – Dallas Cowboys beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 19 to 14

  • NFC East Champion

1977 – No Thanksgiving Day Game

  • NFC East Champion
  • NFC Conference Champion
  • Super Bowl Champion

1978 – Dallas Cowboys beat the Washington Redskins, 37 to 10

  • NFC East Champion
  • NFC Conference ChampionThanksgiving-Day-football-Houston-vs-dallas

1979 – Dallas Cowboys lose to the Houston Oilers, 30 to 24

  • NFC East Champion

1981 – Dallas Cowboys beat the Chicago Bears, 10 to 9

  • NFC East Champion

1982 – Dallas Cowboys beat the Cleveland Browns, 31 to 14

1983 – Dallas Cowboys beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 35 to 17

1985 – Dallas Cowboys beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 35 to 17

  • NFC East Champion

1991 – Dallas Cowboys beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 20 to 10

1992 – Dallas Cowboys beat the New York Giants, 30 to 3

  • NFC East Champion
  • NFC Conference Champion
  • Super Bowl Champion2726430-COWBOYS-LETT-11_25_1993

1993 – Dallas Cowboys lose to the Miami Dolphins, 16 to 14

  • NFC East Champion
  • NFC Conference Champion
  • Super Bowl Champion

1994 – Dallas Cowboys beat the Green Bay Packers, 42 to 31

  • NFC East Champion

1995 – Dallas Cowboys beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 24 to 12

  • NFC East Champion
  • NFC Conference Champion
  • Super Bowl Champion

1996 – Dallas Cowboys beat the Washington Redskins, 21 to 10

  • NFC East Champion

1998 – Dallas Cowboys lose to the Minnesota Vikings, 46 to 36

  • NFC East Champion

1999 – Dallas Cowboys beat the Miami Dolphins, 20 to 0

2003 – Dallas Cowboys lose to the Miami Dolphins, 40 to 21

2006 – Dallas Cowboys beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 38 to 10

2007 – Dallas Cowboys beat the New York Jets, 34 to 3

  • NFC East Champion

2009 – Dallas Cowboys beat the Oakland Raiders, 24 to 7

  • NFC East Champion

So what does that all mean?

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Who knows. But I do know that the Cowboys beat the Oakland Raiders this past Thanksgiving Day 31-24. And the last time the Cowboys beat the Raiders on Thanksgiving Day, they went on to win the NFC East.

Yes.

And in those 30 playoff appearances, the Cowboys won 20 Thanksgiving Day games. So if my college math serves me right, that means  when the Cowboys win on Turkey Day, they have a 67% chance of making the Playoffs.

Yes.

And that currently, the Cowboys have a commanding lead (1/2 a game plus tie breakers) in the NFC East. With 21 Division Championships, the Cowboys won 14 times on Thanksgiving Day games. Using my long division table I saved from middle school, that means when the Cowboys win on Turkey Day, they have a 67% chance of winning the NFC East.

Yes.

Also, when you date back to 1966, the Cowboys very first Thanksgiving Day game, they have 10 Conference Championships. Out of those 10 Conference Championships, the Cowboys only played on Thanksgiving 8 times., but racked up an impressive 7 wins and only 1 loss. Which I think means that if the Cowboys win on turkey Day, they have a 88% chance of winning the NFC.17_1995_Irvin_Michael_12

Yes.

What about the Super Bowl you ask? What about the Super Bowl! The 5 time World Champion Dallas Cowboys only played 4 times on the Day we give our Thanks. And, out of those 4 games, they went on to win 3 games which I don’t even remember – I’m sure they were great though. What does that mean you ask? Well if I can count my fingers correctly, that means that when the Cowboys win on Turkey Day, they have a 75% chance of winning the Super Bowl.

Oh yes – New York here we come!

Now if you have half a brain, you’ve realized – that those odds are not correct. Well, technically they are correct because even your little sister could tell you that 3 out of 4 is 75%, as long as she had a dollar worth of quarters. What I mean is that isn’t exactly how you calculate the odds of the Cowboys making it to the playoffs and winning games. I don’t know how you actually calculate them. This isn’t ESPN. Sorry man, I got a C in college math just like you did.

My brother is the mathematician, but he’s still hungover from his Black Friday day of shopping.

Okay we don’t care. Seriously man what does that all mean? I’ve come this far you’ve got to have some grand finish to this right?

No not really. All I know is that if you take a look at how the Cowboys have done historically on the day we celebrate a bunch of Europeans landing on Plymouth Rock, it just means good things happen. So I’ve got a good feeling about how the rest of the season is going to shape up and you should too.f785f0393cff79358fadbf0e230f9b955f3f5603

What’s that you say? Oh, Jerry Jones still runs the team? And Jason Garrett is still head coach? Oh and your defensive coordinator may or may not have been alive for the past 6 weeks?

Oh. Yeah. About that.

Well we may be 2-7 in the playoffs since our last Super Bowl victory. But anything is possible. The NFC East is a joke. And and if we can get healthy and stop giving up 40 first downs to teams, who knows. We may just get hot and make a run in the playoffs.

Or lose in the first round.

Either way. Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!

Go Cowboys.

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LISTEN: Oh’s Knows #15 // Brother on Brother Crime (11-24-13)

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5-apps-all-NBA-basketball-fans-need-on-their-phonesA somber opening, to this week’s podcast – as Nick defeats Adam in Fantasy Football this weekend, revenging his Championship lost last year and knocking Adam out of this years playoffs. The guys also discuss the poor play of the Colts (they can’t make this week’s Power Rankings can they?) as well as how it feels to be a Cowboys fan. Again. The Cowboys did win – but it didn’t feel like a win. The guys also talk about Iowa’s big win over the Wolverines then discuss the fact that the NBA season started without anyone really knowing, HAIM’s performance on Saturday Night Live and an idea for a 2014 Running Contest between the two, to see who runs more/farther. Wrapping things up Adam reveals his plan to become famous and  they talk about plans for Thanksgiving the the Brry Scurry!

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Adam did lose to Nick in Fantasy Football, demanding numerous drinks bought to smooth things over come Christmas time. Also, didn’t feel overly excited about the Cowboy’s victory.

Nick did beat Adam in Fantasy Football, and is kind of sad about knocking the one Oestreich who had a chance to make the playoffs out – but not too sad. Also, is devastated by the play of the Colts.

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