The New Pardon My Take Pick'Em Contest Has A Punishment With Chaotic Ramifications

We have a brand new contest starting this Sunday on Pardon My Take. Over the years, Mr. Cat, Mr. Commenter, and Hank have each picked a favorite, underdog, over, and under from the NFL Sunday slate. This year, we have turned things up a notch and are now involving six members of the podcast. Here are the details:

- Big Cat, PFT, Hank, Liam, Jake, and Billy will make four picks each week (favorite, underdog, over, and under)

- The second place and last place competitor will have to DRIVE from New York City to Los Angeles ahead of Super Bowl week

Pure chaos! Nobody is safe. If you're hot, you're not in the clear. If you're cold, you're in trouble too. We'll see how things shape up as the season progresses. 

Big J Pete Prisco also joined today's show. The Senior NFL Columnist and analyst for CBS Sports joined Mr. Cat and Mr. Commenter today to discuss everything involving the 2021 NFL Season. This insightful interview is full of plenty of predictions and analysis, and everyone is very excited that the season is officially underway. But one topic the guys also touched on involves one of the biggest privileges a journalist can have: the right to vote for who gets into the NFL Hall of Fame. Unfortunately, Pete Prisco currently does not have a vote. But Mr. Cat and Mr. Commenter are on a mission to potentially change that. Take a look:

Mr. Cat: Do you have a Hall of Fame vote? 

Pete Prisco: I don't.

Mr. Cat: So, are we getting you a Hall of Fame vote or are we getting you into the Hall of Fame? We couldn't remember. Will Brinson asked us to do that. 

Pete Prisco: Will Brinson wants to get me into the Hall of Fame. 


Mr. Cat: OK, so bypass the vote and get you into the Hall of Fame. Do not pass go, do not collect your $200.

Pete Prisco: I used to want to have a vote. You know the story of the vote, right? The vote used to go to the beat write for the local market. And when they were giving it out of Jacksonville, it should have gone to the newspaper, and I was the beat guy then. But I angered the organization so much, including Tom Coughlin, that they decided to give it to a TV guy instead. And once you get it, you keep it. So the newspaper in Jacksonville has never had the Hall of Fame vote. 

Mr. Commenter: I think we need to right a wrong.

Mr. Cat: So, Pete Prisco basically caused that. That's why you're 90% Italian. Your hot temper got you banned from the NFL Hall of Fame votes.

Mr. Commenter: At the very least, you know what we'll do for you, Pete? At the very, very minimum, we're going to get you one better than a Hall of Fame vote, we'll get you an NVP vote. How do you like that?

Pete Prisco: Oh, I have that.

Mr. Commenter: No, N-V-P. N. Nickelodeon Valuable Player.

Pete Prisco: Oh, the NVP.

Mr. Cat: And, you know what? Let's throw in a Lowman Trophy vote in there. 

Mr. Commenter: Sure. 

Mr. Cat: Alright, you got one of those, too, now.

Tired: Having a NFL Hall of Fame vote. Wired: Having a NVP and a Lowman Trophy vote. I'd say this discussion resulted in a HUGE win for Pete Prisco. Just a couple of more things to add to his Big J resume.