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What's the strangest thing you're afraid of? Tails without fur on them, such as rats or opossums. I'm Larry Mullins, host of the podcast Your Weirdest Fears, where we dig into the crazy things you're afraid of. Everything from animal people hybrids, you know people who get surgeries to look like an animal, to giant statues.

If I ever saw one of those giant statues, I probably would poop my pants. Listen and subscribe on the Odyssey app or wherever you get your consult from. the podcast from. Hey, hey, dead center of the workweek. That's where we are right now, our workweek. And for those of you who are on our schedule, I'm sorry, but I will say I'm glad that we're not the only ones that keep these hours.

You all keep us company. We got a lot of people who start out with us different groups of people who listen toward the end of the show. And then there are people who listen to the entire show because this happens to be their awake time. Whatever time zone you're in. We welcome Alaska to this Wednesday morning now early early Wednesday morning.

Hi, Matt the musher. Wherever you're listening, however you're listening. This is our middle show of the work week. We call it the hump show if you're new to after hours. Once we get over the hump, we start to cruise toward the weekend. It happens to be a wildcard weekend, a super size wildcard weekend, Saturday, Sunday, Monday.

Do you have some plans for the football watching the NFL playoffs they are upon us as part of ask? Well as part of our hump show we let you ask Amy anything. So you can send your questions to our show Twitter after hours CBS.

I also retweeted on our Facebook page too. And I know a lot of you wait until the last second to you are listeners after my own heart because I am a royal procrastinator. So I get it.

I understand sometimes maybe you're putting a little extra creative energy into it fine. Just make sure that producer Jay has time to find your question before we get to ask Amy anything which is just over a half hour from now. So we talked about Carlos Correa, we ran full court with Donovan Mitchell in Utah, Steph Curry returning to the Chase Center in the Bay Area, a little bit about the heat and a historical mark that I absolutely adore. We're actually I think, maybe I did mention this earlier, going to give you a little bit of soccer, but there's a reason there's a purpose behind that.

And then a lot of football. We we are still now kind of waiting for teams to make decisions about their personnel, about their coaching staffs, sometimes about their front offices, because there's half of the league right that's already on to 2023. Isn't that the phrase that Bill Belichick kind of made famous or infamous? He would resist answering questions about topics that he didn't want to address by saying we're on to Pittsburgh, we're on to Buffalo, we're on to Tennessee, we're on to Baltimore.

Well, half of the NFL is on to 2023. And it's not as easy or as cut and dried or as simple or as clean to make decisions about personnel. Some of these decisions take time. And even as players and coaches go through their exit interviews, and we're hearing from more and more of them around the league, general managers, front offices, even owners are trying to decide, do I fire my head coach?

Do I clean house in this area or in this area? How can I give my team a leg up? How can I put my team in a better position to succeed? Because we're on the outside looking in. And it's really emphasized this time of the year because you are one of those teams that's going to sit and watch the playoffs with the rest of us.

And so it's kind of stark and it's in your face. I hear players tell me this. Even if you're a one and done in the postseason, and you've probably heard it too on NFL network or Sirius XM NFL radio here on our network, players will tell you, even if you got into the playoffs on the last day of the regular season, and you only last one week, you don't survive wildcard weekend, they would still rather make the playoffs than not. At least you got in. At least you had a chance.

So getting in, even if you don't have a great chance to succeed, at least you're there. And what do we know about the NFL? Anything can and will happen on any given Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday. It's After Hours with Amy Lawrence on CBS Sports Radio. Thanks for hanging out with us. Still lots of Happy New Years from you and congratulations on 10 years and we appreciate all of that. Mostly we appreciate that you continue to listen to the show on a regular basis.

I am not fooled this time of the year. It's all about football. It's those teams that are moving on, but it's also those teams that have decisions to make. We like to look at the NFL, the scope of the league through the eyes of our quarterbacks. We got to break it up yet again into AFC and NFC. So this hour, we're going to give you the latest from the AFC and it's QBs. Already back to throw.

And it is. Is it lost? Oh my goodness, it's on. DeAndre Hopkins caught it. Back from under center.

Steps back. Throws the fake. Cooper comes down. Touchdown L.A. Burrow back to throw.

Looking. Firing deep for Chase. In the end zone.

He's got it. Touchdown Joe Burrow and the Bengals. The holmes fires for the end zone. Touchdown Kansas City. Hand off to Ekler again.

No. Herbert keeps it in zone. Touchdown Chargers. Herbert with his second of the day.

Here's the snap. Gosh going to keep it himself and run it again inside the five into the end zone. Touchdown Buffalo.

Josh Allen nine yard touchdown run. The Bills respond and then some. It's time for QB news on After Hours. We will definitely talk more about the playoff matchups and wildcard weekend as we get closer. I mean, it's not that far away, but yeah, a lot of chatter and a lot of conversation even now about the 2023 season and some of the tough decisions and changes to come. If you missed my conversation with Ryan in Nashville, it's all uncertainty from the GM position with the Titans to half the coaching staff to the quarterbacks to the offensive line. They're over the salary cap and this really does bode particularly dark for Titans fans who may end up seeing a whole lot of that team turnover. That's just one of the examples of how teams have tough decisions staring them in the face now in the offseason.

So we decided we would go by division because this way we can make sure we don't miss anything. Yes, there are teams in every division they're in the playoffs. You're not going to hear a lot about those teams, at least right now on this edition of QB news on After Hours, but we will start with the Miami Dolphins who were the last AFC team to make it in because the Patriots lost in Buffalo on Sunday. Miami beats the Jets gets that last wild card and still at this point do not have their starting quarterback available. In fact, according to Mike McDaniel right now, he's not even throwing.

It has not been cleared for that level yet. I'm hoping to with all three active roster quarterbacks. They all have injury related concerns.

I'm hoping to have some clarity on Wednesday, but as of right now, it's literally the same if not more vague than when I just saw you guys last. He's made it very clear that he's not the one in the driver's seat. He's not the one who's making these decisions.

This is Tua. This is his doctors, but right now if Tua Tango Veloa hasn't even been cleared to throw, it is hard to imagine he's available by Sunday. And then do you really want to put him out there if he hasn't had a chance to practice or to play in weeks? Mike McDaniel references the other quarterbacks. Teddy Bridgewater was not available last week and so was the rookie Skylar Thompson and remember what happened with the Dolphins and the Jets. A game with no touchdowns.

So it was it was tough. Offense was tough sledding. Mike McDaniel still made the playoffs in his first year and he lauded the defense, but moving forward into the playoffs against Buffalo, that's not likely to get it done. Alright, staying in the AFC East, let's talk a little bit about the New England Patriots, who yes, controlled their own playoff fate, but they lost. They ran into a buzzsaw in Buffalo and Orchard Park on Sunday and now the questions become what about Mac Jones? What about your offensive coaching staff? So Bill Belichick addressing the media in his exit interview.

He was dressed up for this on his Zoom call. Will Mac Jones be your starter in 2023? Mac has the ability to you know to play quarterback in this league and you know we have to all work together to try to you know find the best and most you know best way to as a as a football team, which obviously the quarterback is an important position to be more productive than we were this year and so that's incumbent upon all of us and we'll all work together on that and and again look for better results. Okay, maybe it's just my interpretation, but at no point in that particular soundbite did he confirm that yes, Mac Jones will be the starter next season.

It seems as though he's leaving it open that they would like to work with Mac and that they want to have better results, but that they're going to do whatever is necessary to have better results. That covered it. Receiver Jacoby Myers was also answering questions from the media and one of the questions was what did you learn about your quarterback in 2022? I didn't think I necessarily learned, but just things that he continued to prove. You know he just showed who he was as a person. I'm not even just a football player, but like I said, I know one of my memories from the year was just hearing him.

I was seeing him out there playing while you hear other people chanting another quarterback name. You know and that's that's something tough to deal with, but he didn't really complain. You know I mean he strapped his chin strap up the next play and went back to work.

So proud of him. I like that from Jacoby. Yeah, there are a lot of quarterbacks who could feel the pressure and can feel the impatience of fans can hear the impatience of fans and for Mac Jones, who has the pedigree from Alabama and was a 15th overall draft pick. The Patriots remember he kind of fell to them two years ago. It's not been easy and it's certainly not just on Mac Jones.

That is not fair. What about the offensive play calling? What about the offensive coaches? So that's another question that is being posed to Bill Belichick now, who by the way will return for his 24th season. How much did that have an impact because Mac Jones is hearing the plays called and he's working with a different offensive coordinator from his first year to his second. You know Bill Belichick isn't going to reveal these decisions publicly unless he absolutely has to, but I do appreciate that he answered the question in a way that is so typical of Belichick. I mean there is nothing truer than Belichick doing whatever is necessary to move his team forward and that's where he goes when he's asked about Matt Patricia as his OC. At that point in time, at every point in time, I've always made what I felt like were the best decisions for the team.

That's all I can say. You can have your opinion on them, whatever it is. I understand that, but I always did what I felt was best for the team in every area at every point in time since I've been the head coach of the New England Patriots and I'll always continue to do that. I'll put the team first and do what I feel is best for the team and whether you agree or disagree with that, it's up to you.

I respect that, but I'm always going to do what I feel is best. I should clarify, he was the de facto OC. He was the play caller.

He and Joe Judge were essentially working together to run their offense. Now the reports out there do indicate the Pats are doing research on replacing Matt Patricia and what potential coaches they could bring in. Did you hear the name Bill O'Brien who got his start in New England before he went to Houston? That's a name that I've heard a bunch that he could be reunited with Bill Belichick. I think it's safe to say we're seeing the loyalty of Belichick and also the fact that he would rather bring guys in that he's comfortable with instead of starting over on his coaching staff and bringing back Patricia and bringing back Joe Judge and potentially Bill O'Brien. So no real answers there except this is true to who Belichick is. Even if it comes across as ruthless, even if he has to make painful changes, the man is always going to do what's best for the franchise in his opinion, which is why he continues to be the head coach of the Patriots and which is why Bob Kraft still trusts him.

It's after hours with Amy Lawrence on CBS Sports Radio. Now, staying in the AFC East, my goodness, there are so many quarterback issues. What about Zach Wilson? About three weeks ago, it felt like Zach was done with the New York Jets, that there was no way that this guy would be on the roster in 2023, but the general manager Joe Douglas, the head coach Robert Sala seems to be a changing of the tune. Yes, we are going to continue to develop Zach.

You know how that quarterback room looks next year. We're at the very infant stages of this of putting this all-season plan together, but you know we're going to explore every single avenue that we have to upgrade this team, upgrade this roster. He's a good kid, works hard. He understands what the main thing is and he's young.

He's only 23 years old. He's trying to figure all this out just like I am, but right now it's about him and him only and then whatever happens from there, we'll go from there. There's no way that that instills confidence in a Jets fan base that just saw its team finish the season with what, six straight losses, something along those lines.

Definitely the second half of the season was a massive disaster and the Jets didn't have a touchdown in their final three games. So, when you hear Robert Sala say he's trying to figure this out just like I am, I make one of those faces. I'm trying to think who makes that face. Oh, Steve Carril from the office where he like sucks in his breath between his teeth and pulls his face back into this kind of wrenched expression. I know you can picture it right now. Just admit it.

You know exactly what I'm talking about. As for Zach Wilson, should you start next season? It's out of my control, you know, and for me, I think it's the same mindset of it doesn't matter because whether I go in there as the one, the two, the three, I'm going to work to prove that I should be, you know, and that's going to be the mindset. I'm going to go in there and approach and attack every single day like I deserve to be. Joe Douglas did talk about the fact that they may look the veteran free agent route. They may look to find a veteran they can bring in.

I thought that's what Joe Flacco was, but I guess they want to upgrade over Joe Flacco and so Zach Wilson was reacting to this thought that they could bring in yet another veteran quarterback as a fail safe. I'm going to make that dude's life hell in practice every day. You know I'm going to I'm going to go out there and do my best to just show the coaches that I deserve to be there and you know and it's not it's not in a negative way. It's a positive way. It's making everybody else you know better hopefully and and you go out there and you just attack every single day. It's interesting because the headline after he said that was I'm going to make that dude's life a living hell as opposed to it's a it's a positive way. It's not a negative way. It's about pushing him. It's about competition.

It's about making sure that we're all operating at the highest level. I feel like his attitude has shifted, so I'm happy for that. How many young 20s young 20 somethings need an attitude adjustment. I definitely did when I was that age and so part of it is maturity on Zach Wilson's part. He's been decidedly immature for a good portion of his first two seasons with the Jets, but if this humiliating experience of being benched not just once but twice and then being inactive and having to stand there and watch with a hoodie pulled over his head.

If that was enough to make him realize that there's nothing guaranteed and to stop the entitlement well, then it was worth it for him to go through this. Does it make him a better quarterback though? Ultimately, that is the question. I got the best hands on the team.

Okay. It's after hours with Amy Lawrence, CBS Sports Radio turning our attention to the AFC North now. John Harbaugh fielding questions about Lamar Jackson's availability for Sunday's wild card game at Cincinnati. Lamar has been in great spirits. I mean he's he has been. He's been working super hard. He's out there again today.

I mean I don't watch the workouts with the trainers. It's with the trainers and and hopefully it's progressing to the point where we can get to practice it sometime soon. I mean that's that's really what we're all hoping for for sure you know and. When we have the report on that, we will honestly, I mean it's just the truth of it, but he's been great. He's always in good spirits. You know he's he he wants to play.

There's no doubt that's that's my feeling. You know I'm you know I love Lamar. I love Lamar. I love everything about Lamar always have always will so he's working hard. Been in good spirits man. I miss Lamar.

We haven't heard from him in forever. Jay and I were were just talking about that, but let's be fair. they're going into a collision course like planets colliding coming up in the off season. If Lamar never returns to the field, he finished last season injured too. If I remember correctly and here they do have this major decision to make will they franchise tag him will they suck it up and pay him buku bucks next season and been a champion and to continue try to work out a deal or where they ultimately say shoot. This is this is the point at which we need to get off the train.

I don't know. I just know that the injuries and not having Lamar to end the second straight year don't make this any easier. So that's the Baltimore situation, but at least the Ravens are in the playoffs.

The Steelers are not though Mike Tomlin had them playing hard Kenny Pickett was getting real time reps and getting stronger as the season went on and that actually elicited an apology of sorts from one Ben Roethlisberger on his football in podcast. I'm a big man. I can I can say this. I wasn't sure what to expect with Kenny. I know he played great in at pit and did a lot of great things coming in.

I just wasn't sure what to think I didn't know enough sure and early on, I was kind of okay. I think he'll be good like I think he's there's no problems. I think he's going to be what they're looking for. I severely in my opinion underestimated Kenny. I think he he throws the ball better than I thought he runs way better than I thought he's he's faster or just more elusive, but he runs the ball way better than I expected and thought his decision making is really really good.

His leadership is toughness just enough of of an edge to him. You know II apologize and not that I made this like vocal to anybody else, but in my own head or my own what I was saying is is Kenny keep doing what you're doing because you are are are leading this team and becoming the guy that they I think everyone was hoping you would be and I think I think the sky's the limit for him. The Steelers limped to a two and six first half, but then went seven and two after the bye week. They won six of their last seven and one of the major one of the major reasons for that is because of the offensive line for sure, but also trying to to find a a comfort zone with their offensive coordinator Matt Canada and certainly the development of Kenny Pickett schedule plays into that as well. According to Mike Tomlin, he hasn't yet made a decision about Matt Canada, but he feels like his OC got better toward the end of the season, just like the team got better and so he refused to speculate.

Definitely not publicly, but did admit they're in the process of evaluating everything and there could be some changes. So the Steelers finish on the outside looking in, but ultimately I believe that they found their quarterback and they've got to love the fact that he got a ton of reps this year and that he's poised and he's tough and he's smart and Ben Roethlisberger admitting that he didn't have Kenny Pickett pegged correctly on his football in podcast. Alright, one more from the AFC North to Sean Watson. He actually would like the front office of the Browns to consider his opinion as well as coach Kevin Stavanski and the offensive coaches. Hey, let's collaborate. That's something I think me and Kevin personally should talk about you know just between us instead of putting it out there, but you know we're going to sit down and you know I met with him today. We're going to have a man-to-man conversation.

Nothing negative or anything like that, but just what can we do to be you know better offensively and as a team, you know because you know my my next step in and taking this you know team and taking that leadership role is really stepping out there and really taking this whole locker room under my wings. DeSean Watson, Kevin Stavanski, they're going to have a man-to-man conversation and DeSean wants to have some input and figure out how they can tailor the offense to him and I think there was some of that obviously hard when your quarterback is suspended for the first 11 games or first 11 weeks. I should say no 11 games 11 games 12 weeks and so yeah I saw this stat about the Cleveland Browns and I know that it's painful this year. Maybe it could have been expected, but 17 times since the franchise was rebooted in 1999 have they finished with at least 10 losses. I mean that's it's painful and there's a lot of grousing still about the team this year, even though they didn't have their starting quarterback until what was it week thirteen, but yeah 17 seasons of ten or more losses since the franchise restarted in 1999. It's a lot.

It's tough to take. I mean there are some franchises out there that are just sick of losing the back excuse after excuse reason after reason, but ultimately the losses add up. That's not the case for the Lions anymore though, right? Look at them.

They are on their way up. Lots of turnover in the NFL. We'll do the NFC version of QB news coming up next hour. You've got Ryan Polls talking about that number one overall draft pick and quarterback. Alright, don't forget to send your questions for Ask Amy anything because you got just a few minutes left to submit them to producer Jay on our show Twitter after our CBS or on our Facebook page coming up. Don't ask me how this got leaked Kirby Smart in the pregame locker room before the Georgia Bulldogs hit the field against TCU on Monday night in LA.

I mean I kind of feel like they were fired up. It's after hours with Amy Lawrence. The listening you love is on the free Odyssey app your trusted local radio stations coverage of your favorite teams live news from your hometown and millions of podcasts on demand. Best of all you can completely customize your listening experience. Follow topics you care about like leagues and teams pause or rewind your local sports and news and add shows to your queue to catch up later. There's a lot to listen to so get started and download the free Odyssey app today. The listening you love is on the free Odyssey app. Your trusted local radio stations coverage of your favorite teams live news from your hometown and millions of podcasts on demand. Best of all you can completely customize your listening experience. Follow topics you care about like leagues and teams pause or rewind your local sports and news and add shows to your queue to catch up later.

There's a lot to listen to so get started and download the free Odyssey app today. What's the strangest thing you're afraid of? Tails without fur on them such as rats or opossums. I'm Larry Mullins, host of the podcast, Your Weirdest Fears, where we dig into the crazy things you're afraid of. Everything from animal people hybrids. You know people who get surgeries to look like an animal to giant statues.

If I ever saw one of those giant statues, I probably would poop my pants. Listen and subscribe on the Odyssey app or wherever you get your podcast from. BS Sports Radio.

You are listening to the After Hours podcast. The dogs are moving here on their first possession despite a couple of 5 yard penalties. Now here is Bennett going to fake it and all the way into the end zone. He faked it to Dajon Edwards who rolls to the right. Some of the defenders with him and Bennett has clear sailing 21 yards into the end zone for the first score of the game.

From the twenty-two, second and ten for the dogs. Thirty-two seconds to go. Bennett to throw.

Right angle. One on one coverage and caught I think. Yeah, touchdown Mitchell. He's still fighting the guy. TCU ended up with the ball when they came out of the pile but the officials say touchdown.

This is After Hours with Amy Lawrence. Sixty-five points. Nearly 600 yards of offense. Stetson Bennett with six touchdowns for the Georgia Bulldogs and it was the largest margin of victory in a college bowl game ever. Yes, the national championship technically counts as a bowl game for the history book. So, a championship for the ages as the Georgia Bulldogs made quick work. A record-setting romp over TCU. The call was Scott Hall's with Scott Howard on the Georgia Bulldogs Radio Network. I kind of think after hearing the leaked version of Kirby Smart in the pregame locker room that most teams would have been fired up to go out there and play the best game of their lives. Now, we had to do a fair amount of editing because Kirby Smart used some choice words that were not allowed to replay here on the radio but you'll get the gist.

I mean, he had this locker room of dogs ready to bark. What's the strangest thing you're afraid of? Tails without fur on them such as rats or opossums. I'm Larry Mullins, host of the podcast Your Weirdest Fears where we dig into the crazy things you're afraid of. Everything from animal people hybrids. You know, people who get surgeries to look like an animal to giant statues.

If I ever saw one of those giant statues, I probably would poop my pants. Listen and subscribe on the Odyssey app or wherever you get your podcasts from. The listening you love is on the free Odyssey app. Your trusted local radio stations. Coverage of your favorite teams.

Live news from your hometown. And millions of podcasts on demand. Best of all, you can completely customize your listening experience. Follow topics you care about like leagues and teams. Pause or rewind your local sports and news and add shows to your queue to catch up later. There's a lot to listen to.

So get started and download the free Odyssey app today. The listening you love is on the free Odyssey app. Your trusted local radio stations. Coverage of your favorite teams. Live news from your hometown and millions of podcasts on demand. Best of all, you can completely customize your listening experience. Follow topics you care about like leagues and teams. Pause or rewind your local sports and news and add shows to your queue to catch up later. There's a lot to listen to.

So get started and download the free Odyssey app today. You play the right way. You knock their **** off. You stay off the **** around. You tackle the **** man with a ball. It's easy. Look at the right ****.

Punish their **** on offense and kick their **** on special teams, guys. It's about who the **** we are. I believe in you.

Let's go. Oh my gosh. First of all, who leaks that? There is no way that Kirby Smart wanted that to be public. Again, we had to do a fair amount of editing and I have to give Marco Belletti credit. He's the one that did the editing. It took him over an hour to get all those bleeps in there.

But we've listened to the unedited version and I think our favorite part is the one little snippet there where and it was partially bleeped out where Kirby Smart says, this bleep's easy. Now, we left the **** comments in there only because well, you know **** is an animal and it's it's in the Bible but yeah, just to to hear that, there's no way even though it did the trick and the dogs were fired up and they came out, just played the game of their lives to cap off a fifteen and oh season. There's no way he wanted that leaked. Do you think he's mortified, upset, or just at this point, doesn't doesn't care because it ended up that they won a second straight champion. Sure, he would have rather it have not gotten leaked but at this point, they won. He looks like a **** even more than winning with this. I think it adds to his credit. It adds to the title. Huh?

You know what it reminded me of? Do you remember going back to Antonio Brown's days with the Steelers and they, I don't know if they had won a playoff game. They won a wild card game and they were facing a divisional game with the Patriots I think was the case and Antonio Brown is doing Facebook Live.

This is back when Facebook Live was a thing. He was doing Facebook Live by his locker. So, around the corner from Mike Tomlin and Tomlin couldn't see him and goes off and is using profanity as it pertains to the Patriots and that leaked as well and Tomlin was livid and so, yeah, I guess you're right.

Kirby Smart comes across looking like the master motivator and a total **** but at the same time, I can't imagine he wanted that out there. Yeah, it's kind of just breaks, you know, the unspoken rule of what's to go and stays in the locker room. What's in the locker room stays in the locker room. So, I wouldn't want to be the one who got caught leaking that or I would never leak that, right? If I was a player or a medium, I would never leak.

These days, if you can't even speak to your team in a locker room without being leaked. Now, I guess there's this conspiracy theory gang that would say he knew it. Maybe he's the one that allowed it to get leaked. It was one of his coaches or staffers who was recording it.

It had to be somebody who was pretty **** close to him because you could hear it really clearly. I'd be, if it was me and I was Kirby Smart, I would be, I'd be getting to the bottom of it. I'd be so angry.

I'd figure it out because you're right. It's supposed to be a sacred space where you can say whatever it is that you need to say to the men or the women who are about to go into battle with you quote unquote. So yeah, it's he looks fine now because they won but I can't imagine that that sits well with him.

Just it's almost like a betrayal that somebody would take what you said in that space and would put it out there publicly which of course it was going to go viral. Right. Yeah. This time they win. He looks like the hero but what about next time when he has a speed 20?

He's not as happy or when things don't go their way. He's got to worry about his what he says in the locker room getting leaked. If he finds out who leaked that, there better not be a next time.

There won't be a next time but congratulations to Georgia. It's After Hours with Amy Lawrence. You've got mere minutes to send your last questions for Ask Amy Anything. We're going to take our break, get our update from Marco and then it's a staple of the hump show.

So on Twitter, on Facebook, chop chop. You are listening to the After Hours podcast. This is After Hours with Amy Lawrence. Time to ask Amy anything. Sort of. Hit me with your best shot. Fire away. It is a time honored tradition that has stood the test of now nearly a decade and will remain a fixture in 2023. Ask Amy Anything.

It's kind of funny actually. The feature itself has outlived I don't know how many producers. It started with producer Tom and then went through the second producer Tom and then went through producer Anthony and Isaac wasn't ever really a producer.

I suppose he fielded questions now and then. Then it went to Tom again. Then to Chris. Then to producer Dave and now producer Jay. So you know you're still asking me anything and it's just the voices on the other side of the microphone that have changed.

We'll see how long Jay manages to stick around. I'm sorry. Did you ask me a question? Oh no. Don't worry about that. Oh, okay. If you don't want it answered. Alright, let's start here. Kent wants to know. We didn't even talk about the name of the show yet. Okay.

It's After Hours with Amy Lawrence on CBS Sports Radio. Wowzers. Okay. Jay's in a hurry.

Let's go. Kent wants to know are there are you reading any good books right now or listening to any good podcasts? No, I am reading a book. I'm not sure if I like it actually it comes from the old Star Wars Canon. So I'm reading a Star Wars book and I thought it would be fun to start out the beginning of the new year with a Star Wars book. I just it's about this particular alien nation or alien species that I've never heard of before and some of the names are but I it comes from literally right after the Battle of Endor. So that's what fascinates me is that Princess Leia or General she wasn't a general then but Leia and Han and Luke Skywalker are literally weeks after this has happened in Endor where the Emperor's died. In fact, they go out to to this rim this outer rim world and they don't even know the Emperor's died. The news hasn't got out there yet. So it's it's interesting in that respect and I do love the George Lucas Canon.

So what they call Legends Canon now. I'm about 100 pages in. It's starting to pick up. It was a little slow at the beginning so I'm gonna I'm gonna finish it.

Of course, I just haven't gotten to that point where I'm really sucked in yet. I have a couple of mystery series that I'm gonna get back to and also for those of you who remember last year, I talked about Jack Carr. He's a former Navy Seal that now writes spy novels and his character is James Reese.

It's been turned into an Amazon Prime series where Chris Pratt is the title character. I'm getting ready to go back. I think I've read four of them and I'm about to pick up number five. So I'll do that once I finish this Star Wars book that I'm not so sure about. Real quick on the Star Wars books. How long are those about?

Oh, well they differ because it's all different authors but generally I would say a good 250 to 300 page book. Moving on. David wants to know who would you most like to write a biography of? Interesting.

Oh gosh, that is a really interesting question. Honestly, this is not gonna be popular but my Grammy lived 100 years and saw so much in her lifetime and even since she passed away in July, I can't believe it's been July but even since she passed away in July, I've learned various details of my grandmother's life that I didn't know about when she was here on this planet despite the amount of time that I spent with her, especially in the last 15 years of her life. So I and I've written a ton of blog posts. I talk about her all the time.

If I was going to write a biography, it would be about my Grammy because there's so many incredible stories to tell. She was born in the 20s in the 1920s so she lived through the you know the roaring 20s as a baby but then through the depression and everything that she saw. She was raised on a farm. She and her husband were farmers initially but then she moved into town. She worked at a school for decades as a cook. She worked in a kitchen. My grandmother was she was single for the last 40 years of her life after my grandfather passed away. Tough and yet resilient and happy and cheerful and joyful and and even though life was hard and she dealt with, as I found out later, depression and anxiety. She never she never quit.

She just kept going through 100 years of life. So I think that would be a major project. At this point, I'm way too emotionally invested but yeah, there's enough Grammy Helen stories to fill several books, a book series. That's a great answer. I'll definitely read that. Oh, thank you, Jay. Here's a follow-up from David. He wants to know what would you title your autobiography?

No one wants to read a story about me. What? I don't know about that.

Oh, goodness. Well, it had to be something about radio. I guess I could look at the title of my blog and play on this. The title of my blog is Play by Play Day by Day. So, something along those lines would have to do with the art of radio or yeah, I don't know. I'd have to play with that. Catch me off guard there but definitely believe that what I've committed my life to, Born to Talk might be.

Not bad. Might be a good title because I was born to do this. I've known I wanted to do radio since I was 16 years old. Radio junkie.

That's what I was gonna say. I mean, tried and true radio junkie. I've never wanted to do anything else but this since I was 16 years old and no, I don't wanna do TV and no, I don't wanna do movies. No, I was born to be a radio host and it fits me well.

So, maybe that's it. Radio junkie. I swear. I was gonna say.

Confessions of a lifetime radio junkie. How about that? I can see it on the billboards. I swear.

It could be a Broadway play. It's all the adaptations. Alright, we figured it out. Alright, so moving on here cuz you did show me that you had new running shoes on today.

Well, yes. So, one of my Christmas presents or I guess two of my Christmas presents for my mom. Two new pairs of Asics gel running sneakers.

The one is going to become my primary walking sneakers cuz I go through those pretty quickly too because of Penny. So, I got this question from Luna and from and from Curtis. Excuse me. A repeat? They wanna know, do you have any plans for an upcoming half or full marathon?

Okay, well, people keep coming back to me. I would love to tell you that I am a superwoman and that in 2023, I'm going to run a marathon. A full marathon. 26.2 miles.

I don't believe that's the case. Instead, I do have plans to run two half marathons. So, I'm going to run one in the spring. I'm also going to run one in the fall which I didn't do last year.

I just for a lot of reasons wasn't up to it but also here's something else. This year, I am going to hike the Grand Canyon and hike Mount Washington. So, those are my four pillars in this 2023 year is kind of my gotta stay in shape, kick butt, just to prove to myself that I can get over 2022 and that twenty-three can be better. Yes, I've got two major hiking trips planned and two half marathons. So, those will be my four incredible athletic feats of strength.

Maybe not to anyone else but to me and this year, I'm hoping, praying, gonna train for it that I will actually meet my goals in the half marathon. I've never done a 210. I've done one 215.

It was but I was close but I've never done a 210 so maybe I can get to the point where I do a 210. I think you got it. Alright, of course you do because you're cheering me on from home.

Yeah, I'm not. Actually, you should show up and be there at the finish line and then maybe I'll have incentive. A little more incentive. Maybe. I'll hold the metal and the juice and everything.

I could see that about you. Yes. Alright, last one here.

I think before rapid fire. Eric says, we know that your favorite color is orange. What is or are your favorite uniform numbers to wear? Uniform numbers? Number numbers. If you have favorite numbers or favorite numbers. Well, my favorite number of all time. Actually, it's interesting considering Tamar Hamlin and everything that happened last week and the fact that we've seen the number three everywhere over the the past seven days. My favorite number is three thirty-three and there's two reasons for that. Three was Dale Earnhardt's number and thirty-three was Larry Bird's number and yeah, big fan. There's a lot of numerology when it comes to number three in the Bible to the trilogy but other things too. So, if you pay any attention to numerology and kind of history, three is significant. So yeah, three thirty-three has always been my number and you'd be surprised. You might not think that I would see it in a lot of places but I do. So, three and thirty-three always pop for me. Ready for rapid fire?

No. Never listen to music ever again or never watch another movie. Oh, I can't live without music.

Never watch another movie. Rain or snow? Snow all day, all year. Move me to Antarctica. I'm going.

Funny you say that. 100 days in Antarctica or 100 days on the moon? Oh, Antarctica. Me and the polar bears. We'll get close. Be an only child or be the oldest of twelve.

Oh, dear lord. I am the oldest of four siblings, two half. I wouldn't wanna be an only child. It would mean that I would no longer have my brothers and my little sister.

So, no, I'd have to be the oldest of twelve. Last one here. Ask someone to repeat what they said or just nod and smile. It depends on who it is. If I care about you and I wanna know what you had to say, well, then I will ask you to repeat it.

In fact, sometimes with Jay, I have to ask him to repeat it like five times cuz he mumbles and his phone sucks. You care about me. Well, I care about what you say. Yes.

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