Raiders 2018 Week 1/2 Re/Pre-view

The 2018 NFL season is officially back but unfortunately Raider Nation, the Raiders went down in week 1 as they lost to Los Angeles Rams 33-13 in what was truly a tale of two half’s. The Raiders came out of the gate quick as Beastmode got the Coliseum buzzing with a 10yd TD run with both the city of Oakland and the entire LA Rams defense on his back before the team ran into a 2nd half collapse that watched a 13-10 halftime lead slip away. On this episode of the Bays Golden Days Podcast we went back and broke down the differences we saw from the 1st half and the 2nd, recapped Jon Gruden and his coaching staff’s first game back in Oakland, and look to where and how the Raiders can improve on their performance. All before we get into our Week 2 Raiders Preview as the Nation prepares to head to Mile High to Take on the Broncos in an AFC West division matchup! Every game, every story line & everything you need to know about the Oakland Raiders 2018 season only on the Bays Golden Days Podcast available on Itunes, Google Play and

Raiders 2018 Season Preview

Are you ready for some football?!?! After that Khalil Mack trade… probably not, but that hasn’t stopped the Bays Golden Days podcast from returning for our 3rd season of Oakland Raiders coverage! Just when it looked like the Raiders were about to #ReturnToGreatness with the return of fan favorite coach Jon Gruden, earth shattering news of a Khalil Mack trade hits the Raider Nation. On this season preview we look at the Mack trade from every angle including his new contract and the economical impact it would have made while discussing the roles Jon Gruden, Reggie Mckenzie & Mark Davis played in making the trade. After the Khalil Mack Trade Rant we move onto the 2018 53 man roster with a full breakdown of both the offense and defense before finishing it off with a game by game break down of the Raiders 2018 schedule! Every game, every story line & everything you need to know about the Oakland Raiders 2018 season only on the Bays Golden Days Podcast available on Itunes, Google Play and

UFC 227 Aftermath

UFC 227 & UFC FIGHT Night Nebraska Review + UFC 228 Preview

For the 1st time in MMA History the UFC Featherweight Belt has changed hands from Demetrious Johnson to Henry Cejudo & The Bays Golden Days is back with another UFC Aftermath podcast to review everything the went down at both UFC 227 & UFC Fight Night Nebraska! We start off by breaking down how Henry Cejudo pulled off one of the biggest upsets in UFC history to become the first person ever to obtain both UFC & Olympic Gold before moving on to TJ Dillashaw putting the final nail in the coffin of the Alpha Male rivalry. After discussing the top performances & future matchups from UFC 227 we move on UFC Fight Night Nebraska where Justin Gaethje once again lived up to his nickname and delivered a highlight KO over James Vick! Once we wrap up the fight reviews we move onto our UFC 228 Preview where we see Tyron Woodley take on undefeated Darren Till for the Welterweight Championship. We give you a full in depth break down of the full card & break some news with huge fight announcement for UFC 229, UFC 230, UFC 231 & UFC 232!!! There are a ton of huge fight coming up to end the 2018 UFC schedule & the Bays Golden Days podcast is here to breakdown everything from fight card results,  to the call-outs, to the aftermath & the future of the UFC & MMA  only on the Bays Golden Days Podcast available on Itunes, Apple Podcast, Google Play and

UFC 226 Aftermath


DC=DOUBLE CHAMP!!! The Bays Golden Days are back again with another UFC Aftermath podcast breaking down everything that happened  from a historic UFC 226 that saw Daniel Cormier become just the 5th man in UFC history to capture two championship belts in two different weight classes! That’s now 5 UFC Championship belts for AKA San Jose’s 4 horsemen (DC, Cain, Rockhold & Khabib), so of course we recapped everything DC has been thru to bring the HW belt back to the Bay! From #towelgate to two division champ, we took a look over DC’s career and how he went from a crying meme to one of the G.O.A.T.s in less than a year!Join us as we rank DC on our MMA Mt.Rushmore and then look ahead to his final two fights vs Brock Lesnar & Jon Jones. We then finished recapping UFC 226 & international fight week, from the Co-Main event disappointment, to the Paul Felder vs Platinum Perry FOTN, to another TKO for Paulo Costa, and another impressive showcase from a couple Australians teammates in Dan Hooker & Isreal Adesayna. From TUF winners to Double Champs we’ve got you cover on everything that happened from International fight week! Then to wrap it all up we took a look ahead to the MMA  fight schedule from ,UFC Fight Nights Boise, Hamburg & Calgary, UFC 227 & Bellator 206 in San Jose!!! What a summer of fights we have in store for us and Bays Golden Days podcast is here to breakdown everything from fight card results,  to the call-outs, to the aftermath & future of the UFC & MMA  only on the Bays Golden Days Podcast available on Itunes, Apple Podcast, Google Play and

UFC 225 Aftermath


ITS TIME!!! The Bays Golden Days are back with another UFC Aftermath podcast breaking down everything that has happened since our last UFC podcast, from UFC 224 to UFC Chile to UFC Liverpool all the way to UFC 225. We start off taking a look back to Brazil for UFC 224 where Amanda Nunes made Raquel Pennington want to quit in the 4th round before being tko’d in the 5th, Mackenzie Dern had an impressive finish after a disappointing weight cut, and Kelvin Gastelum moved his way up to #1 contender at 185 after beating Jacre Souza. Speaking of 185, UFC 225 in Chicago gave us one of the best middleweight fights of all time as Robert Whitaker defeated Yoel Romero by split decision once again in a fight of the year nominee. In the co-main event Colby Covington defeated RDA and became the interim 170 champ setting up a heated matchup with ATT rival Tyron Woodley. We looked at the future 170 championship bout as well as whats in store for the rest of the division as Darren Till won in Liverpool over Wonderboy & Kamra Usman defeated Damian Maia in Chile. To wrap it all up we play a little match maker and then look ahead to UFC 226 as HWC Stipe Miocic Defends his belt against LHW Daniel Cormier & Undefeated #1 contender Brian Ortega takes on the 145 Champ Max Hollaway! What a summer of fights we have in store for us and Bays Golden Days podcast is here to breakdown everything from the fight card results,  to the call-outs, to the aftermath & future of the 170 & 185 pound division only on the Bays Golden Days Podcast available on Itunes, Apple Podcast, Google Play and 

2018 NFL Mock Draft

  • 1. Cleveland Browns
     Since drafting Johnny Manziel the Browns have missed on franchise QBs such as Carson Wentz, Jared Goff, Desean Watson and Derek Carr. They went out and traded for Tyrod Taylor, but the Browns can’t afford to pass on another potential franchise QB with the #1 pick.
  • 2. NY Giants
    SAQUON BARKLEY – Penn St.- Rb
    Barkley is hands down the best RB in this draft class and might be the best college RB since Adrian Peterson. There are rumors the Giants could take a QB to replace Eli Manning, but I don’t see it happening in the 1st round. Instead they continue to surround Eli with talent and give him his biggest bellcow RB since Brandon Jacobs
  • 3. NY Jets
    BAKER MAYFIELD – Oklahoma – QB
    New York is the biggest media market in the world & not drafting the biggest superstar in college sports would feel like a letdown. Heisman winner Baker Mayfeild can play, but he also makes a lot of headlines. I see this situation similar to the LA Lakers drafting Lonzo Ball. The Talent is there, but the ticket sales will be even bigger.
  • 4. Cleveland Browns
    Dont look now but the Browns are loaded with draft picks including 2 in the top 4. After grabbing a franchise QB with the 1st pick, I have the browns drafting Bradley Chubb to pair up with last years #1 pick Myles Garrett to form a dynamic pass rush.
  • 5. Denver Broncos
    JOSH ALLEN – Wyoming – QB
    This is the point of the draft where things get interesting. Sitting at the #5 pick with QB’s Josh Allen & Josh Rosen still on the board the broncos could be open to trade offers. The Bills & Cardinals might be two top 15 teams trying to move up into the top 5 so i’ve got the Broncos trading down or drafting the QB of the future to groom behind Case Keenum.
  • 6. Indianapolis Colts
    QUENTON NELSON – Notre Dame- G
    The Colts are one of the least talented rosters in the entire NFL, but at least they have a franchise QB in Andrew Luck…. if he can stay healthy. Coming back from missing the entire 2017 season the colts will look to keep Luck upright by drafting the best lineman in the 2018 draft class, Quenton Nelson.
  •  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    DERWIN JAMES -Florida St. – S
    The buccaneers have a young talented front seven but are looking for a playmaker in the backfield to shore up the defense. Rumors are that they have there sights locked on Derwin James.
  • 8. Chicago Bears
    TREMAINE EDMUNDS – Virgina Tech- LB
    Edmunds is a freak athlete that can play all over the field from MLB to on the edge rushing the passer. The Bears need all the defensive playmaker they can get and Edmunds is the perfect all around player to build around.
  • 9. San Francisco 49ers
    DENZEL WARD – Ohio State- CB
    A lot has changed over the past 2 seasons in SF with a new QB, Coach & GM, but there are still plenty of holes left on this roster. The 49ers have drafted defense heavy the past couple year and with last years 2nd round pick Rubuen Foster in leagal trouble we might see that trend continue. With Edmunds off the board i like the fit of top CB Denzel Ward to pair up with veteran Richard Sherman. On the flip side the 49ers could look to give Jimmy G a new weapon in a WR like Calvin Ridley, but I ultimately think GM Jon Lynch will stick to his defensive roots.
  • 10. Oakland Raiders
    ROQUAN SMITH – Georgia- LB
    The Raiders have yet to resign MLB Navarro Bowman leaving a gaping hole in the middle of the defense. In steps Roquan Smith, the 2017 Butkus award winner was the best MLB in college football last year. Built in the mold of Luke Kuechly, I see a lot of Deion Jones in Roquan Smith with his elite sideline to sideline speed and ability to cover the entire field. If Roquan is off the board by pick 10 i still think the Raiders go defense with either Minka Fitzpatrick or Vita Vea.
    11. Miami Dolphins

    VITA VEA -Washington State- DT

    Vita Vea is a monster out of Milpitas High school that has turned into an elite D-lineman in his time at Washington State. Vea would be the perfect replacement for Ndamukong Suh.


  • 12. Buffalo Bills
    The Bills need a QB. Its plain and simple. I’ve mentioned multiple times that they will be looking to trade up to snag a franchise QB, but even if the can’t they might have one fall into their lap. The latest rumors are that Josh Rosen will drop in the draft and if he drops down to number 12 the will be circling the wagons in Buffalo.
  • 13.  Washington Redskins


    The Redskins have a lot of holes on the defensive side of the ball but picking at #13 they might miss out on the top defensive prospects of Ward, Edmunds, Smith & Vea all coming off the board, but the still have a chance to get the 2018  National Championship Defensive MVP Da’ron Payne.


  • 14. Green Bay Packers


    Longtime Packers saftey Morgan Burnett has left and signed with the Steelers so who better to replace the long time captain than Alabama captain Minkah Fitzpatrick.


  • 15. Arizona Cardinals

    LAMAR JACKSON – Louisville- QB

    Carson Palmer has retired this offseason and the Cardinals have signed Sam Bradford to play QB this season. Yes you read that right… Sam Bradford is still in the NFL. That alone should explain this pick. The Cardinals need a QB Franchise and if there not able to trade into the top 10, why not take a risk on Heisman winner Lamar Jackson.


  • 16. Baltimore Ravens
     CALVIN RIDLEY – Alabama- WR
    Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome is entering his final draft and said that he wants to get
    Joe Flacco some weapons. Ozzie Newsome is also an Alabama Alum and has drafted a Alabama player in the 1st round for what feels like a lifetime. Id put money down that if Ridley is still on the board he will be drafted by the Ravens.
  • 17.  Los Angeles Chargers
    MIKE MCGLINCHEY – Notre Dame- OT
    The Chargers are another team similar to the NY Giants with rumors of drafting a young QB to take over. If Lamar Jackson is available this could be a possible landing spot. But since I sent Lamar to the Cardinals ill do the Chargers a favor and give them a franchise left tackle to try to contain Khalil Mack for the next 10 years.
  • 18. Seattle Seahawks
     JOSH JACKSON – Iowa- CB
    Can we still call Seattle the Legion of Boom without Richard Sherman? I don’t think so, but I do think the Seahawks will look to replace Sherman with Iowas top conner Josh Jackson.
  • 19. Dallas Cowboys
    Dez Bryant has been cut! Who is Dak going to throw to? Allen Hurns? Cole Beasley?Brice Butler? Those are nice #2 WR’s but Dak is going to need a #1 target. Courtland Sutton is a big 6’3 Redzone target that can block on the outside and would be a great fit for this offense. If the cowboys are looking for a quicker possession receiver they could also take a look at DJ Moore or Christian Kirk.
  • 20. Detroit Lions
    The Lions have been looking for a running back since Barry Sanders retired. They were the worst rushing team in football last year but they can change that with the #2 RB prospect in the 2018 draft class.
  • 21. Cincinnati Bengals
    RASHAAN EVANS – Alabama- LB
    They Bengals have not only lost Vontaze Burfict due to suspension but have also lost their defensive coordinator Paul Gunther. This is a team that needs an identity on defense and that what i think Alabama LB Rashaan Evans can bring to the team.
  • 22. Buffalo Bills
    The Bills have lost 3 offensive lineman this offseason. If they are able to grab their franchise QB with their 1st pick, they will have to work on keeping him upright asap! I could see the bills drafting multiple lineman in this draft.
  • 23. New England Patriots
    The Patriots lost arguably their best lineman Nate Soldier. With tom Brady approaching 40 I expect them to address the offensive line immediately.
  • 24. Carolina Panthers
    Julius Peppers has resigned to play another season in Carolina but the Panthers would  be smart to groom their next pass rusher under the hall of fame DE.
  • 25. Tennessee Titans
     HAROLD LANDRY – Boston College- EDGE
    OLB/DE Pass Rush specialist that can help the titans defense get after the QB.
  • 26. Atlanta Falcons
     TAVEN BRYAN – Florida-DT
    Dominate interior d-lineman that is drawing comparisons to JJ-Watt. Could be a drat day riser but i don’t see him falling pat the falcons at #26.
  • 27. New Orleans Saints
    HAYDEN HURST – South Carolina – TE
    The Saints missed out on brining home JImmy Graham this offseason but if the Saints are able to draft Hayden Hurst, Drew Brees will be a happy man.
  • 28. Pitsburgh Steelers
    We all saw what happened to Steelers MLB Ryan Shazier last year that has resulted in a new NFL Rule set. Shazier is still recovering and it is unknown if he will ever be able to play football again. As sad as it is, the Steelers must move forward and look for their next MLB who might be Leighton Vander Esch.
  • 29. Jacksonville Jaguars
    The Jaguars lost their #1 WR Allen Robison in free agency to the Bears so I have a feeling they will try to provide Blake Bortles with another weapon to continue his progression.
  • 30. Minnesota Vikings

    The vikings have been looking to shore up the o-line since Brett Farve was at QB, but now its Kirk Cousins leading the team and the viking will look to keep him healthy by drafting Connor Williams

  • 31. New England Patriots
    Mason Ruddolph- Oklahoma State- QB
    As I mentioned earlier Tom Brady is 40 and this draft will be centered around two things, protecting him and moving on from him. I fully expect the Patriots to draft a QB at some point in the draft and with the luxury of having two 1st round picks why not draft the top round 2 QB to groom behind Brady.
  • 32. Philidelphia Eagles
    Coming off a Superbowl victory and getting their MVP caliber QB Carson Wentz back from injury, Eagles fans have a lot to be excited for. And if their able to get Sony Michel with the final pick thursday night Philly fans will be stoked. With Legarret Blount gone, Corey Clements stepped up well in the SuperBowl but Sony brings a whole new skill set that Jay Ajayi doesnt have. Coming off a SB victory this is a luxury pick to add a play maker or they could simply add depth to their dominate d-line.

UFC 223 Aftermath

UFC 223 will go down as one of the craziest fight weeks in MMA history & the Bays Golden Days Podcast is back once again to cover all of the chaos that was UFC 223 fight week! We start off this podcast with the worst April Fools joke of all time with the announcement that Tony Ferguson has torn his LCL, is out of the fight and being replaced by current 155 pound Champion Max Holloway. We then get to Brooklyn where Max & Khabib square off on media day and all seems normal until Conor Mcgregor shows up with 15+ hooligans and attacks the UFC Red corner bus that was carrying Khabib, to get retaliation for Khabib punking his boy Artem Lobov! Once the dust settles down Conor Mcgregor is in jail, Max Holloway is pulled from fight by NYSAC and the UFC scrambles to find a replacement. In steps the hometown kid Ragin Al Iaquinta and we finally have a fight! UFC 223 Fight Week was absolutely insane and the Bays Golden Days podcast is back to breakdown everything from the fight card results,  to the call-outs, to the aftermath & future of the 155 Lightweight division only on the Bays Golden Days Podcast available on Itunes, Apple Podcast, Google Play and