Dak Prescott dazzled as the Cowboys crushed the Buccaneers en route to the divisional round of the playoffs, Joey Bosa sounds off on NFL referees, LeBron James chimes in on a conspiracy theory that NBA refs have the fix in against the Lakers, Jayson Tatum surpasses Larry Bird’s Celtics franchise record with a fifth 50+ point game and Maya Moore officially retires from the WNBA as one of the greatest players the sport of basketball has ever seen.
- Prescott, touch down.
JARED QUAY: Have you ever wondered what happens when the higher seeded team in the playoff game has a losing record in the regular season? They get their asses handed to them at home.
- I'm going to take their home away from them.
JARED QUAY: As perfectly demonstrated by the Cowboys riding into Tampa and humiliating the Bucs, 31 to 14 in the wild card round. Don't let the score fool you. This was a route thanks to an incredible performance by Dak Prescott. The only intrigue in the Cowboys Bucs game was whether or not Dallas's kicker, Brett Maher, was going to make his point after attempt. Dude missed a playoff record for consecutive point after attempt.
JARED QUAY: And thankfully, noted on his fifth attempt.
- A little better.
JARED QUAY: Here's a look at the playoff picture moving forward, including the Cowboys going to San Francisco on Sunday. I truly hope this isn't the last we've seen of Tom Brady. But I guess he now has available time to do press for his movie, 80 for Brady, which comes out on February 3. Tom, come do the rush.
One team no longer in the Super Bowl hunt is the Los Angeles Chargers, who were on the wrong side of a massive comeback win by the Jaguars in the wild card round. Chargers defensive end, Joey Bosa drew a few penalties for throwing tantrums at the refs in that game. One of which enabled a 2 point conversion attempt from the one yard line that helped eventually secure the win for Jacksonville. In his exit interview with the media on Monday, Bosa unloaded on the referees.
JOEY BOSA: If I say something to them, I get a $40,000 fine. But if they blow a call that ruins an entire team's season, they're probably back in the locker room after the game. I kind of got that [BLEEP]. Yeah, got him. 15 yards little loser. I guarantee it. That's what [BLEEP] they're talking like in the back.
JARED QUAY: Oh, he mad man.
JOEY BOSA: I'm sick of [BLEEP] people, and I'm on about my third F bomb so far. Sorry, but, man, oof.
JARED QUAY: That at the end is Bosa realizing, Oh [BLEEP], I'm about to get fined a lot of money. Roger Goodell is going to be like--
- Gotti. Gotti. (LAUGHS)
JARED QUAY: Bowser's rant made LeBron James tweet which appeared to validate a conspiracy theory that the refs have a fix in against the Lakers. Look like no biggie in comparison.
- But it is crazy though.
JARED QUAY: I have my own segment on a show called Quayspiracy. So you're asking the wrong guy.
- I got nothing.
JARED QUAY: The NBA on MLK Day always brings it in 2023 was no exception. The day's festivity brought us meaningful moments and incredible plays like this.
- Barrett brings it up. Barrett on the drive, goes inside. He pulls it down.
JARED QUAY: And this.
- And it's along the killers off the sign, in the quarter. Morant, Oh, puts it down. My goodness.
JARED QUAY: And stellar performances like Jayson Tatum who dropped 51 points in the Celtics win over the Hornets. It was Tatum's fifth career, 50 point game. But perhaps the biggest hoop story of the day happened off the hardwood.
- I think it is time to put a close to the pro basketball life. I walked away four seasons ago, but I wanted to officially retire.
JARED QUAY: Maya Moore's retiring from the WNBA as one of the best basketball players at any level of any gender to play the sport. She's a four time WNBA champion, a two time Olympic gold medalist, a six time all-Star league MVP, Finals MVP, and Maya's a two time college champ who lost only four games in four years of college at UConn. She won 88% of the games she played from high school until she retired. And then there's the fact that she has dedicated her entire life to social justice and lifting up others. Maya is so good, she's out here making the rest of us look bad. Thanks for everything, Maya.