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March 14, 2024 6:06 am

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I think it's a total sham. I honestly do believe that it's going to be over quickly. And Jake Paul's in trouble.

I don't think he can hang with Mike Tyson, but I. I don't know, I might have to find a way to watch it, considering that it's going to be at AT&T Stadium. They better hope it's more than around. And all those people jam into the stadium for what turns out to be a knockout or a TKO in 30 seconds. Don't want to hear the most expensive seats at the moment.

Yes. So the most expensive seats right now range from four thousand to six thousand dollars. Who who would pay that? Well, I guess celebrities who just want to say I was there to see Mike Tyson's last fighter. I was there to see Mike Tyson at 58 right against Jake Paul. But I'm telling you, he looks trim. He's clearly been working out. He obviously didn't forget how to punch or how to spar.

It was only a 10 second video. But yeah, this is what Mike Tyson does. I talk for a living. He boxes. He hits people and knocks them out for a living.

That's what he does. If you're a plumber. Well, actually, I could use one right now. Oh, no.

So Bob. Swapped out a part with one of our bathroom sinks. The plunger that fills up the sink, you know, you drop it and it fills up the sink. If you're trying to keep the water from draining, that piece was broken. So he went to the hardware store, he got a universal kit and he replaced it to make the plunger stand up. So it wasn't standing up by itself anymore. It was disconnected from the lever that you pull between the two, the two handles, the hot and the cold. Anyway, I turned on the bathroom sink or turn on the water on Wednesday morning when I got home from work and suspiciously, I hear water dripping behind the sink. Babe, can you come in here, please? Maybe I'm hearing this wrong, but doesn't that sound like dripping water to you?

Turn on the water. Oh, yeah, it's just running out the back. Oh, right. So and don't ask me. I know nothing about it. He went and he investigated it and he determined that it was because the part in this universal kit was not large enough. So there is still a space in between the part and wherever it fits into the pipe.

Again, don't ask me. Not for hours, apparently. Yeah, it's an old house, right?

So things just there's no yeah, there's no universal parts that fit a house from 1951. So anyway, can't use that sink because I think I would have rather had it just stop up and in the sink. Well, just gather water in the basin.

Just bail. No, you could reach out and pull the stopper up with your fingers. It's just you can't do it while you're washing your hands or anything else. So, yeah, I I definitely could use a plumber. Anyway, if you're a plumber. Well, this is what you do, right?

You can you can answer all the technical questions and you can use all the technical terms. And you've got the tricks and the shortcuts and maybe you could do it in your sleep. Well, Mike Tyson, that's him. This is his craft. Can you imagine Mike Tyson doing anything else? I know he's had some dabbling in acting, but let's be fair. That's only because he's Mike Tyson because they were paying for Mike Tyson, not because they wanted a great actor. Right.

Like The Hangover. He's got a huge role, but his role is being Mike Tyson. Exactly.

And any other time you see him in commercials, in promos, in features, any other time. It's not for him to be someone else. It's for him to be Mike Tyson. He can't be anybody else with that voice is so recognizable. Right.

But that's what I'm saying. Like Mike Tyson was born to be a boxer. There's nothing else Mike Tyson could do. No, I can't see him as like an accountant.

No. Of all things, I suppose he could have learned to trade. I guess he could have been a plumber himself if he really applied his mind to maybe see him as a plumber. But a fighter just fits him so well.

I'm not sure how he got started in fighting, actually, I should look into his story more. Maybe. I bet there are documentaries out there. I bet.

Anyway, this is Mike Tyson's craft and Jake Paul's in trouble. Elaine says on Twitter, A Law Radio, of course it's at Jerry's World. Yes, it is. Of course it is. It's at AT&T Stadium. And yeah, my point is, if you pay seven thousand dollars for a ticket, if you pay four hundred dollars for a ticket in the nosebleed section, that can't be a good seat.

Horrible, I would imagine. Right. How can you see anything from way up there?

It is a boxing ring. What, ten yards most? Ten yards? Less? I don't think it's ten yards.

Probably less, yeah. Eight, six yards? Well, is it going to be regulation size? That's the thing.

Let's go. Regulation size, boxing ring. I'm looking it up. These are things that I do not know. Regulations, regulation size.

All right, here we go. Google's our friend. Six meters by six meters. So six square meters.

So if that's the case. It's about six and a half yards. Right, we're talking, for those of you who don't want to do the conversions, sixteen and twenty four feet. A standard ring between sixteen and twenty four feet.

The platform of the ring is generally three to four feet. So you're up a little bit, but it's not like they're going to be elevated unless they're going to do something crazy, like a platform at a concert where they raise it up, raise the platform. Just have them suspended. Yeah, right out. But could you imagine?

And then with one fell punch, Jake Paul gets knocked out and flies out of the ring. Now we're getting somewhere. Right.

Now there's intrigue. If they have a safety net like they do for, say, acrobats or trapeze artists. That would be insane.

That would be. I would sign up to see that if they were suspended or if they were on this really tall tower. That was no larger than the actual boxing ring. And if you get knocked out now, this might be better for WWE, where they knock each other out of the ring. But if you get knocked out and you fall against the ropes, you better be careful. If you fall through.

Looking way down. How about no ropes? No, no, you can't have no rope. Just no ropes.

Just open arena. No, no, no, no. That's too dangerous. That's overtly dangerous. This is just a threat. Oh, OK. This is just the threat of danger.

And hints of danger and daring intrigue doesn't fall off. Then what has it all been about raising up the platform to give it an edge attention, but also so that people in the nosebleed seats can see a little better? Yeah, that'd be nice. Oh, my gosh. So anyway, if you pay four hundred dollars to go to AT&T Stadium on July 20th, it's in July, and you see Mike Tyson knock out Jake Paul within the first 30 seconds, do you feel like you've got your money's worth? Probably. You do. If you got a just a full on knockout, if not a TKO, but like an actual tech, like an actual physical knockout.

Yeah. If Tyson knocks out Jake Paul, that would be a viral moment. That'll be pretty sick. That'd be worth it. I think the other way around, too, honestly, not that it would be worth it for four hundred dollars. It would be cool.

That would be six thousand. Jake Paul knocked out Tyson. That would also be a moment.

But I think it would be bigger the other way around, because everyone I feel like will be rooting for Tyson just because of history and no one really likes Jake Paul. Oh, I only know he was a YouTuber. That's all I know about him. He wasn't. Yeah, he rubbed a lot of people the wrong way.

On YouTube? Yeah. Oh, you talk politics?

No, no. He was just like he was like a prankster, but he wasn't really funny. Oh. He would do like kind of just mean and like stupid stuff.

So that's why he's moving to boxing? I guess. OK, got you.

All right. Well, that's not until July. Coming up on Sunday, we've got the NCAA selection shows. We've also got St. Patrick's Day with the food, the drink.

Which one's the greater attraction on Sunday? I got to tell you, this is a little bit like the type of underdog and upset that we root for in March Madness. St. Patrick's Day started out getting just beaten to a pulp by Selection Show.

In fact, Selection Show at one point had about 90 percent of the vote. Now, St. Patty's Day is mounting a comeback. Don't call it a comeback.

St. Patrick's Day has pulled within eight percentage points. Oh, watch out. Watch out. Mama said knock you out. I feel like we need that song.

We're talking about Mike Tyson anytime we talk about Mike Tyson. I'm telling you, St. Patty's Day is going to overtake the selection show. Now, see, it depends if we can get some food, some Irish food, I'm all in. It's just that you do not want to go to an Irish restaurant on St. Patrick's Day or even try to do takeout.

That is the worst idea ever. One time on Cinco de Mayo, you brought up earlier trying to get Mexican on Cinco de Mayo. Never got it. Waited at a Moe's. You know, Moe's? Is that Mexican? Tex-Mex? Yeah.

American Mexican? It is. But I thought maybe it would be, you know, you're not going to get into a restaurant that day, that night. So I went there and this was actually also during the pandemic. So no, everyone was trying to do something. Waited for two and a half hours outside of the Moe's, in the Moe's.

They're like, it's coming, it's coming, it's coming. And we had nothing. Where are we going? It was the pandemic. There was nothing to do.

It was like the funnest thing we did all week was go to Moe's. But we never got the food. And I paid for it and everything. That's also why I waited. Because we got to like get what you paid for it and you never got food. You had to reserve a slot to like be there. It was like order between 745 and 815. I hate the pandemic. Yeah.

Four years ago. Oh, heaven. Some of the things that we did. But like I'm saying, it was like the funnest thing to do that night was go to Moe's and wait there for two hours to not get food. Wearing masks outside?

Oh, of course. And everyone was afraid to go into the store to like check on their food. Because it was, you know, you couldn't really do that.

What was their excuse when you didn't get food? Just too busy. Too much going on. They gave my money back.

Eventually I called the next day. But there's too much. They just didn't. I'm sure I wasn't the only one. There was hundreds of people who didn't get anything. Hundreds of people. It sounds like a Chick-fil-A on any day but Sunday. Chaos.

I do not understand the draw. I think Chick-fil-A is great. Delicious. The chicken sandwich is great. I love the pickles. Fries are good. Right.

All that is true. But why is there a two-hour line every time you even drive by a Chick-fil-A? And this could be 11 o'clock in the morning. It could be six o'clock at night. I do not understand why you never see a Chick-fil-A. At least the ones that I've ever been to. And this isn't just in the Northeast. Why do you never see a Chick-fil-A without a two-hour line?

No I can second that. It's delicious but it's not the best food option on the planet. No it's not worth waiting in line your entire lunch for.

I don't get it. Is it just because it's trendy and you can say you went to Chick-fil-A? But like they're everywhere.

It's not even really a specialty anymore. Well there's a new one in my county and I'm not kidding. The traffic spills out onto the highway.

I'm sure. This is a six-lane highway and it's divided. But the traffic gets bogged down. You can see it from a half mile away because there are cars waiting to turn off the highway into this Chick-fil-A parking lot.

And any afternoon or evening and when Bob goes to the gym he's up there too. It's just it's a sea of brake lights in the parking lot and it's a line out onto the highway. And again I think the food's good but I wouldn't say it's the best chicken sandwich I've ever eaten. Right.

We're not talking about some novelty. It's a chicken sandwich. Is there any Popeyes or Raising Cane's by you? I've had Popeyes before. I don't think I've ever had Raising Cane's. I never had that either.

There's none by me. But there's a Popeyes and that one's line isn't out. But compare that to the Boston Market that just went up in my neighborhood.

I swear there's not a soul that's ever there. They just opened it and they could be giving away food and I'd never see anyone there. But Chick-fil-A?

You buy the basic. It's just a plain chicken sandwich. The roll's not that good. It's got pickles. I mean I guess the sauce is okay but... Chick-fil-A sauce is good. I'll give them that. Still though I don't get it.

Enough for two hours? Yeah I don't get it either. Again not a knock on Chick-fil-A.

No one at me. I think it's good food. Eat Chick-fil-A any day of the week. Right. Check for Sunday of course. Exactly right.

Not Sunday. But I don't understand why people would wait that long. I really do think it's the novelty. You could say I waited in line for two hours for Chick-fil-A. You could Snapchat it.

You could take a picture of it. I mean that's what people do now. I think it's the trendy thing. It is.

It definitely is. So maybe the day to go is Sunday. St. Patrick's Day. Because no one would think to eat Chick-fil-A on St. Patrick's Day.

Well I mean the pickles are green but... Well you can't Sunday. Oh true. Good point. Always gets me.

She'd always be. I always during football season I was like oh man I'll sit down with a nice Chick-fil-A and can't do it. Can't be done. Hmm. I told you I'm going to a wedding where they're serving Chick-fil-A right? No. Yes.

That's their reception meal. So maybe just maybe after I eat that I will change my mind. And I'll decide that Chick-fil-A is also the greatest fast food that the world has ever seen.

Maybe? It's up there. But it's also up there.

It's up there. But for two hours? When you try to go inside... How hungry are you after you sit outside the Chick-fil-A for two freaking hours?

At least the one by me. The line in the drive-thru is around the block but then you're like oh I'll beat the line. I'm not going to sit in my car. I'll just whatever. I'll park and go in. No.

It doesn't matter. The inside's even more crowded than the line. Right.

Yeah. Than the drive-thru. I once went with my brother's family because they love Chick-fil-A. Again I like Chick-fil-A.

This is not about... In fact I think their business practice of committed to staying closed on Sundays is great. They clearly have not hurt themselves in a business way.

I mean financially they're still a boon. Anyway I remember we did that same thing. We did not do drive-thru. The drive-thru line was so long. In fact now a lot of them have two drive-thru lines and they're both dozens of cars. And they treat you like blocks ahead.

At least the one by me. Right when you pull in there's someone taking your order and you're paying. So you don't have to go to the window and order it. They're trying to speed it up as much as possible. They are.

They are. I remember we decided to go inside and it was a madhouse. There were queues. There were wall-to-wall bodies.

There were people everywhere. It's good. Again it's good but is it... Is it worth two hours? Someone tell me why. Why is Chick-fil-A worth a two hour line?

I would be dying by then. I'd have to bring snacks just to get to Chick-fil-A. Just to hold you over to lunch.

You have to start at nine o'clock in the morning if you want to have lunch. If I'm in the area there's not one remotely near me. But if I go to the mall there's one by that area. So if I see the line and it's kind of short I'll pull in.

But if it's usually like it always is is out the block. Kind of short meaning what? Meaning like it'll take me 10 to 15 minutes. Which is a long for fast food. I've never seen one that long. Or short. Excuse me. I've never seen one that short.

Even when you think about it. People wait in line at Starbucks. They don't want to get out of their cars. Starbucks by me is ridiculous.

It's a street. Right they don't they don't want to get out. I much prefer to go in. When I'm in McDonald's and the drive-thru has more than two people. It's easier right? I go inside.

But that doesn't work at Chick-fil-A. No. It's a mob scene. It's even worse. Well good.

I'm glad they're making money hand over fist but I don't get it. Maybe maybe I'll change my mind. When I'm in Texas for this wedding maybe I'll change my mind. You never know. Try it.

Yeah looking forward to it. When's the last time you had it? Well I don't sit in two-hour lines for anything.

The breakfast is good. The last time I actually stayed in a two-hour line was at an amusement park. This was Six Flags down in the Atlanta area.

It was the Batman ride. Was it worth it? Yes but I don't wait in two-hour lines. Lines make me break out in hives for chicken. It's good chicken but you can make that chicken at home.

Probably probably. Get your own pickles. You can buy a you can buy the sauce right. I'm missing out.

Maybe Jay and I are missing out. Someone explain to us the the draw of a two-hour line at Chick-fil-A. Yeah I mean like we're saying it's good. Honestly I think it's supply and demand.

I think they've created a monster. Because there are always lines people want to know what's the fuss all about. You think since they're closed on Sunday people have that like FOMO like oh I got to get it before it's Sunday. Oh no I definitely think it's supply and demand.

Yep the less supply the more the demand. Probably right. It's brilliant. They're sparse.

They're brilliant. Did you say sparse? Sparse. What does sparse mean? Sparse means not available everywhere or only in a few select locations. No sparse yeah I said sparse. No you said sparse but it's sparse.

Oh I said sparse. No anyway Chick-fil-A's are sparse in our area. So I can understand maybe more of a demand but a two-hour line every time you look. Every time. Every time.

Every hour of the day. The other fast food places the other joints they must be highly envious. They are.

As good as McDonald's fries are or Wendy's Frosties. There's not a two-hour line. Nobody would sit in a two-hour line at Wendy's. No oh my gosh absolutely not. Oh my gosh. I'm telling you it's because it's trendy. It's because you can put it on your social.

I waited two hours for this chicken sandwich. Something with the supply and demand thing how there's not so many of them. So where there are them they're just that busy. Mm-hmm.

Business model. They're sparse. They're sparse. Spare tire. You are such a goof.

All right it's After Hours with Amy Lawrence. Kirk Cousins. Well he's. I don't even think we can get to all he has to say in the next segment but we'll try.

He's got some kind words for the Vikings fans but he chose the Falcons for a reason. Hey Mel. Bri here. Gotta work from home today because the whole family caught a nasty. Daddy.

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This is After Hours with Amy Lawrence. Kirk Cousins speaking right before the Super Bowl and certainly left the door wide open for any team to come and make him an offer. He told the Vikings on Sunday he would try free agency and he did. Didn't take long before Kirk determined that Atlanta should be his new home.

It's After Hours with Amy Lawrence on CBS Sports Radio. You may or may not have heard him make waves with one of his comments about when and how he well his camp was in touch with the Falcons even before the quote-unquote legal tampering period but first a farewell to the Vikings fans. So today's a bit of a bittersweet day for me. I'm in Atlanta now and a little later today I'm going to be signing a contract with the Falcons to officialize the agreement we've made but that also means that I've got to say goodbye to Minnesota and to the Minnesota Vikings and that's what makes today tough and so just wanted to put out a little video to say thank you. First of all, thank you to the tremendous teammates, coaches, support staff, management and ownership of the Minnesota Vikings for the way that they have come alongside me and supported me.

Quarterback really doesn't have a chance without great people around him and for six seasons in Minnesota I had great people around me and I don't take that for granted. It was a privilege to quarterback the Minnesota Vikings and a privilege that brought much responsibility and so I wanted to be accountable to all those people who worked for the Vikings and put in the work that was needed to deliver for them and so I'm very grateful for who they are, for what they represented, the difference they made for me and my family and then I'd also just like to say thank you to the people of Minnesota, the people of the Twin Cities and the people who we did life with on a daily basis around our great state of Minnesota. I just want to say thank you. You meant so much to my family and as a result of your impact, Minnesota will always hold a special place in the hearts of me and of my family.

So thank you and God bless. Kirk Cousins delivering a message, a fond farewell to the Minnesota Vikings fans and that on Twitter. I could imagine, not just the fans, but the franchise as a whole, I could imagine that there definitely is a gratefulness for not just the way that Minnesota Vikings have been for not just the way the Vikings paid him and gave him two opportunities, two contracts that were fully guaranteed, gave him opportunities to resurrect his career. Remember he had been kind of stuck in a rut there in Washington where they franchise tagged him twice, they couldn't get a deal done. Finally he ends up in Minnesota where there were a couple of bleak seasons, but also pairing with Justin Jefferson, of course that would help any quarterback you would think, but they really did have a good rapport and he had some impressive numbers over the last couple years. The reason the Vikings could not capitalize on their NFC North Division title in the 22 season was not Kirk Cousins, their defense was god awful, just terrible, especially their passing defense. And so they end up getting ousted early in the playoffs and that was disappointing, but he had some really good seasons and I'm happy for him now as he heads to Atlanta. But why did he choose the Falcons?

In Minnesota it was trending over the last couple off-seasons to be in somewhat year to year and as we talked with Atlanta it felt like this was a place where, you know, if I play at the level I expect to play that I can retire a Falcon and that was something that really excited me and that's certainly the goal and you got to earn the right to do that, but that was exciting to feel like I could get that opportunity here. A lot of people believe that Kirk Cousins is the missing piece and that he will put the Atlanta Falcons, when I say over the top, I only mean over the top back to winning. All right, so this past year they have the quarterback issues, Desmond Ritter, Taylor Heineken, neither won the right fit.

They have a lot of young weapons. They end up bringing in Raheem Morris because Arthur Blank, you know, wanted a different approach. Raheem is very well respected, so they went from Dan Quinn to Arthur Smith and then now back to a defensive guy in Raheem Morris.

But again, Raheem, well respected, well liked, commands a locker room, credibility, and real personable as well. Reminds me, now D'Amico Ryans didn't have the same coaching resume, but reminds me a little bit of the invigoration around D'Amico Ryans. Now D'Amico, a first-year head coach, Raheem's had a couple of opportunities.

He's taken over for other fired head coaches more than once, but I think the excitement around him and the enthusiasm and the technical skill that he brings, those are great. But he admits they needed a quarterback, so now Kirk Cousins is there and he says he wants to be able to retire a falcon, he doesn't want to have to move again, and Minnesota wasn't in a situation where it would or could offer him more long-term security. He was done being year-to-year, and I definitely understand that. When you're younger in your career, you'll take a flyer here or there, you'll do a prove it deal, but he's a veteran, he was by far the most attractive free agent QB in this class, so timing has a lot to do with it. And he didn't want to have to bounce around anymore. We'll see whether or not he retires a falcon, but there's a lot of guaranteed money in this contract, a hundred million dollars.

They don't have to keep him all four years, but to not keep him three years would weigh severely against their salary cap. Now, in order to be completely comfortable, he needed number eight from his new tight-end Kyle Pitts. He was funny about it.

I said, I'll write a check, whatever, you know, foundation, I'm not going to let you just give me the number, I want to make it worth your while, you know, make a donation, whatever it needs to be. And he said, I just want, you know, targets every game, you know, he said, he was joking, you know, he kind of winked. I wouldn't be joking.

I joked with him, I said, good answer, good answer. Seriously, you want number eight? I want eight targets a game.

I think it was very serious. Okay, that's a lot for a tight end. What would you take? Would you take four guaranteed targets a game? Four guaranteed a game?

Four guaranteed a game for the number. And would you keep it a secret from the coaching staff? He's a veteran quarterback. He's got to have some freedom and some say so at the line of scrimmage based on what he sees. Could you legit explain or justify four targets to your tight end, a game, as long as he's on the field, he has to be on the field in order to get the number?

I would do that deal. He's Kyle Pitts. We're not talking about, I don't know, name a quarterback, Hunter Henry.

I'm sorry, no. Well, that was kind of disrespectful. I can't say no disrespect, but we're not talking about, you know, a young tight end in his prime. A third string tight end.

Wait, you wouldn't say Hunter Henry's in his prime, would you? Um, no, I hope not. I hope not.

Maybe his family hopes so. It's not, I'm just picking a random tight end. Okay, there's an upper echelon of tight ends in the NFL. There's maybe a half dozen who are really good. It's that many. Yeah, last year was a down year for tight ends.

Travis Kelce would tell you so, although he certainly picked it up in the playoffs. But if it's Kyle Pitts and you want the eight and he wants targets, I think you could probably negotiate on the down low for four targets per game. I think four is a fair number. Pitts might ask for eight or six. Yeah, I think I'll guarantee you four.

Four is a good number. And I'll go sit in line at Chick-fil-A for you. Gosh, take it. What else do you want? You want my car?

It's after hours here on CBS Sports Radio. Last question for Kirk, of course, is the recovery from that torn Achilles. I'm feeling great. This is my first surgery of my life. So the rehab process has certainly been a first for me.

And it's really been up and to the right for the first four months. It's been a really positive process. I've enjoyed the rehab. I'm optimistic that I can be full speed of practice before we break for the summer. And that's kind of the goal I've set for myself.

But we do have a long runway. And what I've been told going back to when I first injured it was that you don't rush it. You let time do its thing. And it's going to take time to fully heal that tissue. But as a competitor, you want to get back as fast as you can.

And certainly I'm trying to do that. I'm excited for him. His wife, Julie, grew up in Atlanta or the Atlanta metro.

And apparently this is kind of funny, I didn't know this. He spent part of his off seasons in his father-in-law's basement in the town of John Creeks, Georgia. Well, you have him talking about that. Oh, I want to hear it. We feel that this is a little bit of a home away from home. And I think that helps with the transition because there is so much to get acclimated to. And the fact that I stayed in my in-law's basement last night like I have for six off seasons. It's just familiar. It's what you know. I made the drive from John's Creek up here. And I haven't made the drive to Flower Branch much. But I understand how to get around the perimeter of Atlanta. So that's a little unique in the familiarity we have. And I think that's a positive. All right. So here's the deal. Is this a finished basement?

It better be a finished basement. He's a multi, well, multi hundred millionaire. That's not even a term. But you know what? I don't have that kind of money.

So I don't know what the proper term is. He's a really rich professional athlete. I sincerely hope it's a finished basement, not just some cot in the basement. Could you imagine? I feel like the Falcons would have to do something at that point. If there's now star prize pre-agent is sleeping in a cot in a basement, they'd have to step in and finish the basement for him. Well, true, except that I can imagine Kirk has the money to finish the basement himself.

Sure. But the Falcons do it for you. I like the fact that he's not too snooty to stay in his father-in-law's basement. That's fantastic. We learned on Quarterbacks, the show from Netflix, that he doesn't even pick out his own clothes.

So I couldn't do that. His wife does everything for him. Well, did while he was coaching. Would you like that? Someone picking out your clothes? Oh, I thought you meant that as in you like that? No, no, no. I see though. No, I'm too much of a control freak for someone else to pick out my clothes.

But I do ask other people, what do you think of this? Oh, sure. Of course. Right.

That'd be like someone telling me how to do my hair. No, but maybe that's why he's still a starting quarterback at 38 or 30. Sorry, mid 30s, because he's focused on football.

I guess so. And he's intense. But also, I love how he is with his kids and the fact that he doesn't take himself too seriously, right?

All the thing with the gold teeth and the chains last year. And also, I really appreciate that he is tough and will take a hit. I mean, not that you want him taking hits, but he gets pummeled and he just gets up.

So he's really tough until the Achilles, of course. One more, because I promised you this. He did drop a tidbit about maybe some previous communication with Atlanta. When you get here and you look around, you think, boy, there's great people here. And it's not just the football team. I mean, I'm looking at the support staff meeting, calling yesterday, calling our head athletic trainer, talking to our head of PR. I'm thinking we got good people here.

And that's exciting to be a part of. Huh. I'm sorry. I'm sorry. Was that before or after the legal tampering period started?

Yesterday calling our head athletic trainer. Huh. All right. OK, I'm going to we'll allow it. We'll let it slide. Yesterday meaning Monday. Yesterday meaning Tuesday.

Well, that's inside the legal tampering period. All right. It's OK. It's OK, then it's within the rules. We don't always agree. Oh, hello, Roger.

Actually, speaking of Roger. And this is just kind of funny because we're talking about offseason changes. Did you hear some of the rules changes that teams proposed? Oh, it's great. You're going to love these.

OK, we'll do that coming up next. These are from specific teams in the NFL. Their ideas for changing NFL rules. It's fantastic.

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This is After Hours with Amy Lawrence. It is that time of the year when NFL teams can propose changes to various rules. It doesn't mean they're happening.

Don't worry. But they can propose changes to various rules just to see if there's interest anywhere else and if they can drum up some support for these changes, potentially they can make their way to the competition committee for an eventual vote. So now NFL teams are bringing up some of these changes that they would like to see in the rule book.

This would be applicable in 2024. And you hear Roger Goodell at the Super Bowl as part of his state of the state address delivering some of the very vague responses that he technically or typically does, I should say. And they happen to be about the onside kick or how they might change some of the rules on kickoffs because they're worried about a higher rate of injury.

And certainly there's pushback to those types of things. People believe that football is getting too watered down, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Well, the league released on Wednesday a list of all the proposals that have been submitted by the various teams. And this is because the annual meetings come up in Orlando later this month. Of course, right in the middle of March Madness, we must have NFL league meetings. They all just together at the combine. They were just together at the combine. But this is the start of the new league year. Of course, happy new year.

That was Wednesday. And so now they must get together. And it's not just the ownership or the GM's. You know, it's not just the commissioner's office. It's everyone. It's the coaches. It's press conferences. It's actually breakfast. Remember, they've started doing breakfast, these roundtable breakfasts. And one morning it's the AFC coaches and the next morning it's the NFC coaches.

And everybody's expected to be there. Oh, yeah, it's never going to end. We're just going to keep hearing from NFL teams all the way through the offseason.

All right, so here are some of the different proposals. The Eagles want an onside kick option that would allow a team to keep possession after a score. This is crazy.

It's so convoluted. But the team would be able to keep possession after scoring if they convert on fourth and 20 from their own 20-yard line. So that's their onside kick alternative. Instead of doing an onside kick, lining up for it, potentially having guys get hurt. But how often do you guys get hurt on onside kicks? The ball doesn't go that far. They don't pick up enough speed running 10 yards to really have a massive collision.

It seems kind of tame to me. Anyway, the Eagles want to set it up where you have a fourth and 20, essentially, from your own 20-yard line. And so for that reason, they would make it what they think is more competitive. And honestly, right now, onside kicks really do favor the kicking team because the kicker can place it exactly where he wants it, blah, blah, blah.

It really is the luck of the draw. But yeah, the statistics have shown that teams very rarely recover an onside kick that's given to them by the other team. Only two of 41 onside kick attempts were recovered by the opposing team last year. So the Eagles want to do a fourth and 20. Convert on an offensive play from your own 20-yard line. That way, you eliminate the onside kick.

It's a little more, would you say it's more challenging? Maybe a fairer playing field. I was going to ask, do we know the odds on a fourth and 20 conversion? Right. I mean, I don't know why you'd call it a fourth and 20. It would just be a play from your own 20-yard line to try to get into the end zone. That seems like it really stretched the play. You have to get 20 yards and then it's your ball.

Right. It's a fourth and 20 and you have to convert it from your own 20. So if it's a fourth and 20, you only get one shot at it.

It's not like you get a set of towns. So if you get to like the 39, you lose the ball. If you get to the 42, then you get to maintain it? Yeah. If you're fourth and 20, from your own 20-yard line, meaning that you're going the other direction, you're going the length of the field. So you're on your 20-yard line. If you complete a fourth and 20 or convert a fourth and 20, you keep the ball.

Yeah. So instead of an onside kick, so it's not like they're putting you on the goal line. Instead of an onside kick, you get to keep the ball. Huh. It feels like it could, I don't know, how much time do you have late in games, right? Where you convert an onside kick, the point is you need the ball back quickly and you need to go score again.

Huh. I mean, the onside kick being like not great odds of getting it is also kind of the point. Like you're not winning the game. You need a miracle onside kick in order to get yourself back in this game. Two of 41 that were recovered by the kicking team as opposed to the opponent, right? So that's not great odds, but would this be better odds?

A fourth and 20 from your 20? Interesting. I don't mind that it doesn't have good odds because it's not supposed to have good odds. Yeah, exactly.

How about don't put yourself in a three score hole in the first place? Okay. The Colts want to be able to challenge any foul that's been called on the field as in any foul. Like holding? Yeah, any foul.

Can't do it. Right. So remember we had expanded replay going back in 19 when pass interference was added to the list. Oh, it was such a mess that they got rid of it quietly the year before.

The owners did not renew it, but the Colts, Jim Irsay, they want to be able to review any play, any foul, and it's not limited to what the NFL allows at this point. Your game will take 12 hours. It's after hours with Amy Lawrence on CBS Sports Radio. After the end of a good fight, you deserve an ice cold reward. Medela, the mark of a fighter, you've earned this rich golden lager with a crisp, refreshing taste because you know the bigger the fighter, the better the reward. You put in the hours, the energy, the tough labor. You are a fighter, and Medela is your reward. Medela, the mark of a fighter. Prick responsibly.

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