2/5/18 The Best of The Jerk with Matthew Jarecki: Big SB Takeaway: Bill Belichick Was Off Brand, Pederson Called Belichick’s Bluff and It Worked, Foles Winning SB Validates That The Wentz vs Prescott Debate Isn’t Over, Does NFL Want to Keep Odell Beckham Jr In NY?, Last Night Proved Brady Deserves More Dynasty Credit Than Belichick

February 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

Matthew Jarecki explains that Bill Belichick was off-brand leading up to the Super Bowl, and it resulted in an off-brand Patriots performance, argues that Doug Pederson coached the Eagles to a win by calling an aggressive game for the full 60 minutes - something the Falcons and Jaguars failed to do, wonders if the NFL's latest OBJ commercial is proof that the Giants might not be able to get rid of him - even if they want to, and makes the point that Tom Brady currently looks more important to the Patriots dynasty than Bill Belichick. [...]

2/2/18 The Best of The Jerk: Yet Another Reason The Patriots Will Win This Weekend, Why LeBron Leaked Golden State News, Football Is King – But Journalists Hate It, Aaron Rodgers Calls Out Packers, An Isaiah Thomas Theory

February 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

Matthew Jarecki explains that the latest story about an employee the Patriots call a "character developer" is yet another reason the Patriots will win Super Bowl 52, argues that LeBron most likely leaked the Golden State story - and did it to make the Warriors organization flinch, argues that football is king - and you shouldn't let ESPN's front page coverage fool you, wonders why NFL teams with Elite QB's don't do a better job building their defense, and says that Isaiah Thomas needs to come off the bench for the Cavs [...]

1/30/18 The Best of The Jerk with Matthew Jarecki: Trading Blake Griffin Was A Mistake, Bill Belichick Just Told You What He Thinks Of The Eagles, What The Eagles Are Doing Should Embarrass Other NFL Teams, Michael Irving’s Dez Comment Proves Cowboys Still Dysfunctional, Patriots SB Experience Matters

January 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

Matthew Jarecki explains why the Clippers just made a mistake trading Blake Griffin, breaks down Bill Belichick's latest comments on the Philadelphia Eagles, argues that NFL teams should be embarrassed watching what the Eagles are doing without Carson Wentz, says that Michael Irving's latest comments about Dez Bryant illustrate Cowboys dysfunction, and is convinced that the Patriots Super Bowl experience matters. [...]

1/29/18 The Best of The Jerk: Joel Embiid Is An Infomercial Product – Cool But Not Practical, Tom Brady’s Commitment To Excellence, Belichick vs Brady – Who’s More Critical To Patriots?, The Browns Are On The Verge Of A Huge Mistake, Patriots Winning Culture War

January 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

Matthew Jarecki explains that Joel Embiid is funny and flashy, but has no chance at being the best player in the NBA, says that he'll take Belichick and Brady over Doug Pederson and Nick Foles, argues that Tom Brady will ultimately get more credit than Bill Belichick for Patriots' success, compares the Browns to a degenerate gambler as rumors come out that Baker Mayfield is their top choice, and explores how the Patriots win the culture war every time. [...]

1/22/18 The Best of The Jerk: If You Hate Brady and Belichick You Hate America, Doug Pederson Deserves Credit, The Super Bowl Culture War Starts Now, Ty Lue Firing?, 3 Original Thoughts

January 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

Matthew Jarecki explains that Brady and Belichick tell the story of the American dream, and they'll give us a better Super Bowl than the Jags would've, says that Nick Foles's latest performance is a testament to Doug Pederson, argues that the Super Bowl culture war starts right now - and the Eagles are losing already, wonders how the Ty Lue firing question came up, and offers 3 original thoughts to end the show. [...]

1/20/18 The Best of The Jerk: LeBron James Shaping The Narrative, Quarterbacks Have Dominated Super Bowl Wins – So I’m Taking Brady To Win It All, Tyronn Lue Is Right – But Is Anybody Listening?, How Brady Makes Belichick’s System Possible, AFC + NFC Championship Predictions

January 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

Matthew Jarecki theorizes that on the verge of thirty-thousand career points, LeBron is strategically downplaying scoring because he knows the league's best scorer Kevin Durant is on the verge of being the world's best player, makes the argument that because Tom Brady is the only great quarterback left in the playoffs the Patriots are the obvious favorite to win the Super Bowl, wonders if LeBron has hurt his career by controlling everything and not giving some control to a dominant coach, argues that Belichick's system is great - but wouldn't be possible without Tom Brady's greatness, and gives his AFC+NFC championship predictions [...]

1/18/18 The Best of The Jerk: Jalen Ramsey Just Made a Huge Mistake, LeBron Is Up To His Old Tricks, Eagles Dog Masks, I Don’t Believe Tom Brady Hurt Hand

January 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

Matthew Jarecki exposes the insane similarities between Mike Tomlin post-game rant last year, and Jalen Ramsey's post-game rant this year, explains how LeBron uses the media to call out teammates, thinks the Eagles fans wearing dog masks could actually impact Case Keenum, and thinks Tom Brady's "hurt hand" is a Jedi Mind trick [...]

1/16/18 The Best of The Jerk with Matthew Jarecki: What Nobody’s Noticing In The NBA, Steelers Players Call Out Organization, Why We Should Never Doubt The Patriots Under Belichick, Rockets (Semi) Fight Shows They’re No Match For Golden State, 3 Original Thoughts

January 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

Matthew Jarecki sheds light on just how dominant the Warriors are over the rest of the NBA, calls the Steelers a second-tier organization - citing Alejandro Villanueva's latest comments, explains that we should never doubt the Patriots because they're culture-dependent, not player-dependent, and details how last night's Rockets-Clippers scuffle shows [...]

1/15/18 The Best of The Jerk: Don’t Blame Marcus Williams For Saints Meltdown, Steelers Culture Problems, Cavs – Warriors Tonight, Big Ben’s Message To Le’Veon Bell, Josh McDaniels Doesn’t Want Andrew Luck

January 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

Matthew Jarecki thinks it's lazy and pathetic to blame Marcus Williams for the Saints loss on Sunday, wonders if the Steelers were thinking too far ahead to beat the Jags on Sunday, predicts the Cavs lose tonight, but says it doesn't mean as much as you think, dissects Big Ben's post-game press conference, and is baffled that Josh McDaniels doesn't want Andrew Luck [...]

1/12/18 Best of The Jerk with Matthew Jarecki: Le’Veon Bell Retirement Threat Shows Steelers Culture Problems, There’s Nothing To Worry About With The Cavs, Genius Of Belichick’s Roster Moves, My NFL Divisional Weekend Picks, AZ Cardinals Leaning Towards Pat Shurmur For Head Coach

January 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

Matthew Jarecki explains that all great coaches have an over-arching focus on culture - and that Le'Veon Bell threatening retirement just 2 days before a playoff game illustrates what the Steelers culture is, argues that there are 3 reasons the Cavs have nothing to worry about after two blowout losses, wonders if this year's roster turnover for the Patriots was deliberate by Belichick, gives his NFL divisional round picks, and wonders if Pat Shurmur is the right candidate for the Cardinals HC position. [...]