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January 6, 2023 1:57 am

1.5.22 - JR SportBrief Hour 4

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January 6, 2023 1:57 am

JR makes it clear that no matter what happens to Damar Hamlin from this point forward, he's already a true winner!


When you need to know what's happening, it's time to get in the huddle.

This sham with Steve Keim out there in the desert. I mean, it's like no accountability. Never my fault. It's never his fault. Stuff just happens.

Losses just fall from the sky. It's not Cliff's fault. It's not Kylie's fault. It's not my fault.

It's not the owner's fault. We just have really bad luck. Just hang in there and keep throwing money at us and we'll figure it out.

Shut up. Listen to In the Huddle, available on the Ozzy app or wherever you get your podcast. No one's more locked into the NFL than First and Pod. Why is it not within the realm of possibility that Geno Smith was a victim of a horrible organization, bad offensive coaching, and then went and played behind three high-level talents and only got spot starts and did okay, by the way?

Well, because it's just, it doesn't really happen that often anymore. Subscribe to First and Pod on the Odyssey app or wherever you get your podcast. You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio.

It is the JR Sport Brief show here with you on CBS Sports Radio. Man, after a tough start to the sporting year, a tough start to the, I guess the move towards the NFL postseason, a tough start with the final Monday Night Football game. We're almost up the season. We got one more left. It's nice to sit here with you with positive news.

And that's what took place in the middle of Thursday, Thursday afternoon, Thursday lunchtime. We all learned that DeMar Hamlin has started to make some progress. And for everything that we had planned to discuss tonight from DeMar Hamlin to the Pro Bowl to NBA All-Star voting to the Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists, everybody wants to talk about DeMar and the progress that he has made. And so I'm thinking tomorrow we'll be able to talk about the college football championship.

We were able to discuss that for a little while. I think right before the break, we talked about TCU taking on the Georgia Bulldogs. I don't know, one of our callers, he called from Oregon. He's originally, he's a Georgia boy. And he talked about maybe this is the time for the Bulldogs to go on a run. I think Georgia, well, they are favorite to win this upcoming Monday night. I believe the Bulldogs will win this coming Monday night. And I don't know if they're going to win two and three in a row, but I guess Stetson Bennett will somehow some way have to extend his eligibility because at this point he's almost 40 years old. I'm exaggerating, but I'm not sure if we can expect to see him around too much longer.

I will predict at this point next season or next year, he'll be a backup quarterback on some team, maybe a third stringer, very likely a third stringer. If you want to give me a holler, it's 855-212-4CBS. If you want to talk to me on social media, if you cannot call, it's at JR Sport Brief.

That is at JR Sport Brief. I'm being joined by super producer and host Dave Shepherd. And just to continue on and we've done this, I get started 10 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Pacific. So a big shout outs to all my friends on the West Coast, whether you happen to be in Sac town, whether you happen to be in the Bay, whether you be in San Diego, you could be in DC, not DC, I'm mixing up Washington's.

You could be in Washington state, you could be in Vancouver, you can be in Portland, you could be in Seattle. I appreciate you. Much love to everybody listening all over from coast to coast. And the beautiful thing and what we've been discussing, even with a little bit of humor, because it's nice to be able to add humor into the situation right now, is the great news surrounding DeMar Hamlin. The fact that we learned that he has had substantial improvement just over the past 24 hours where he has started to ask, hey, who won the game on Monday night?

Where he has started to hold the hands of his family members, where he has shown a marked improvement in the function of his gross motor skills. And so it's a beautiful thing. We don't know what things will look like in quote unquote the end, but we do know that progress is there, especially for someone who we witnessed basically pass away in front of us and be revived on that football field this past Monday.

Absolutely amazing. And I did not, like most people, expect to see or witness a press conference hours ago by the medical staff at the University of Cincinnati. But they went out there and they did so. And they gave just an amazing update. And I think the most amazing of them and the quote that you will see is that when DeMar actually woke up and he was able to communicate, even though he wrote it, he didn't say it verbally, he still has the breathing tube in, he has to win the game.

Listen to this. When he was communicating with us last night and then again today, that's been in writing. And to paraphrase one of our partners, when he asked, did we win? The answer is yes. DeMar, you won.

You won the game of life. And that's probably the most important thing out of this. And we really need to keep him at the center of everything else that's going on. And we really want to ensure a good outcome for you.

Yeah. Let's see what that outcome is. Whatever it is up until now, it's the outcome of an absolute winner. And those same doctors decided to share how he has improved. And they said he improved greatly.

This is what they said. There has been substantial improvement in his condition over the past 24 hours. We had significant concern about him after the injury and after the event that happened on the field. But he is making substantial progress. As of this morning, he is beginning to awaken.

And it appears that his neurological condition and function is intact. We are very proud to report that. Very happy for him and for his family and for the Buffalo Bills organization.

A beautiful thing. And speaking of that Buffalo Bills organization, Josh Allen, he says that they actually spoke to DeMar's dad. And he was just like, man, you don't need to go out there and go out there and play.

Hell yeah, go play football. Mario talking to us as a team and the things that he kind of told us and really didn't tell us, he demanded us. You know, and you can't not honor his request to go out there and charge forward to the best of our abilities. And obviously we'll be playing with, I guess, less heavy hearts now, knowing that, you know, today's news was a lot of tears of joy. I'll tell you that. But to know that that's what he wants, that's what his dad wants.

I think guys are excited to get out there. Damn it, I'm excited to see what the Buffalo Bills can do. The game has been canceled, by the way. There will not be a makeup, I should say, between the Buffalo Bills and the Cincinnati Bengals. That game will not take place. It will not be rescheduled.

That game is done. The Buffalo Bills will take on the New England Patriots this upcoming Sunday and the Cincinnati Bengals. They will take on the Baltimore Ravens. The NFL owners will have a meeting on Friday to decide, you know, what they want to do to decide, quote unquote, the AFC championship. What will take place? Will it be a neutral site game? Are they going to go by percentages? We do not know. I hope to know and share that with you tomorrow night.

We'll see. But this entire scenario has basically played out, as I mentioned last hour, like a Disney movie. And I have gotten many notes about how much I do not know about Disney movies over the past 25 to 30 years. My knowledge pretty much stops at Toy Story and The Lion King.

My apologies. No Mulan. No Moana. Moana? Moana?

I know this. The Rock, am I saying it wrong, Shep? What is it called? Moana or Moana?

Do I have a five-year-old and a three-year-old at home? I don't know. I've never heard of it.

I don't. You never heard of, I'm saying it wrong. Moana.

No, I don't think you are. I just, I don't think people our age watch that. No, but not people our age, but you got to have a kid to watch Moana.

That's my point. Moana. Moana. That's the name of it.

Moana. What can't The Rock do? Let's be real about that for a second. Didn't want, Black Adam just flopped. That I know. It flopped.

Did it? It's on HBO Max right now. HBO tells me, HBO begs me to watch. I'm like, I'm not watching this crap.

Yeah, but the cable guy flopped too, and that ultimately became a cult classic. Hey, I heard the schedule. The schedule for the XFL came out today. That's The Rock's. Yeah. It's going to flop?

No, I don't think anything The Rock touches does. That's my point. Black Adam just flopped. Well, initially. That's Gaeth Price.

The XFL will be around? Listen, and I know you're going to get to him at some point tomorrow. It was a lot worse with that other guy, so. Vince McMahon? Yeah. Oh my God.

Do you hear Vince McMahon is coming back to the WWE to try to sell it? Right, right. He's trying to look after his family. Yeah, right. Right. Yeah. Let's ask him about all those unfortunate women that he tried to look after over the past 40 years.

But anyway, I digress. 855-2124 CBS. That's 855-2124 CBS. Steve is calling from in the truck. I don't know where that is or what that means. But Steve, you're on CBS Sports Radio.

Where are you, Steve? I'm up in Maine, just south of Portland. Well, actually, I was south of Portland. I'm in Portland now. Okay, nice. You're in the original Maine or Portland, I should say.

Yeah, the original Portland. Okay, go ahead. So, when Toy Story was first made, it was the first movie that was made by Pixar. Oh, thank you, Steve. Pixar was owned by Steve Jobs. That's correct. And he didn't sell Pixar to Disney until much later, after several movies were...

In fact, when he died, he was the largest single shareholder of Disney because of it. But that's neither here nor there. Well, we need to talk to Lorraine Powell Jobs. She's handing out money now, isn't she, right? Yeah. I need to go find her.

But anyway, go ahead. So, I'm a lifelong New England Patriots fan, but I'd like to see the Bills win it this year, if for no other reason than both for this young man, who seems to be a great kid, the kind of person that anyone would like to call their son. And also, Josh Allen deserves, I think, to finally get his due. He's a phenomenal, phenomenal athlete and an amazing quarterback. And as much as I hate to see it, I'd rather see another AFC East team start winning it. And we'll get ours back soon enough.

Well, probably not. I like how you mentioned Josh Allen. He seems like a great human being. And I know your quarterback. Who's the guy throwing the ball for you right now? He seems like a jerk.

Do you think he's a jerk? Mac Jones? Mac Jones. Hey, if you had Matt Patricia as an offensive coordinator, you'd freak out too because the guy's supposed to be some type of engineering genius, but he can't figure out when to throw the ball and when to run the ball and when to call something or even get the play in before the play clock runs out.

He has no concept of what it's like, of what it takes to be an offensive coordinator and he shouldn't be there. Steve, when you put a pencil behind your left ear, that does not unlock your engineering powers. Are you kidding me? Yeah, he uses a pencil on a laminated play sheet. Oh my God.

He puts a pencil behind his ear because Bill Belichick has a pencil behind his ear and he's got his nose so far up. I stopped myself. Hey Steve, you won tonight.

They destroyed Mac Jones. Oh, a Disney movie for you. An all-star cast Disney movie. And I saw this movie a hundred times when my wife was in the hospital having my twins and we had to have something to entertain my three-year-old. And the only movie they had was Rescuers Down Under. It was on VHS and I have almost every... That's with the rats, right? The chipmunks and the rats in Paris?

Yeah, yeah. That's with Zsa Zsa Gabor, Bob Newhart, Sam Neal. Let's see, who was the bird? That was John Candy and the bad guy was George C. Scott.

So, but help me out. I remember the names, but these were like chipmunks hanging out in a hot air balloon in like Europe, right? No, they were mice, part of the International Rescue Organization of Animals, kind of like the UN. And this kid gets kidnapped by George C. Scott in Australia. So they leave, they go from New York to Australia to rescue him. Oh my God.

It's a riot movie. I have a big... Hold on a second. Oh, he's on the phone. Steve, you busy back there? What's going on, Steve? Oh, Steve is busy. I'm checking into my stop. Thank you.

Okay. Tell that person in the background to shut up, Steve. Tell them you're on the radio. Tell them to shut up.

You're doing busy things right now. We're talking about rescuers from... Where they from? Up, down or top? Where they from? They're from New York. But down from under? Is that what they call?

But then they end up going to Australia to rescue this kid. Okay. Well, thank you, Steve. I appreciate you for calling. Thank you. I gotta be honest.

Thank you, Steve. But if you happen to be a mouse from down under, you a rat. Especially if you're coming from New York. You a rat. There ain't no mice in the New York City subway system. They are rats. And they big. I have seen them beat up cats.

They are very big. 855-212-4CVS. That's 855-212-4CVS. Rich is calling from Chicago. Go ahead, Rich. Happy New Year. To you as well. Yeah, I am.

Yes. Well, he's gone. I don't know where you went, Shep. Did you think Rich went down under? Every month, Rich always has a phone call that goes awry.

And then he comes back and he bounces back with five good ones. I can't believe that we had a reference to mice down under. And I guess it's an Australia, New York City reference, maybe. I ain't never seen no mice in New York City. I never seen a mouse in the subway. Them rats.

Oh, no. The rats in the subway. There's mice in apartments. There might be some rats in apartments. That's true, too.

But there's more mice, though. Oh, yeah. Yeah. The cat gets beat up by rat line I got to use sometime.

That's good. No, wait. You mean to tell me, for all the years you spent in New York City, you have never seen a rat assault a cat? Well, when I see rats...

So, not to get too graphic, but... Nah, I shouldn't go here. But what I will say is, my dog will go after rats. Your dog will chase rats? My dog has chased rats.

And there's a lady present. I don't know if she's listening or not, so I'm going to be very respectful. But my dog has gone after rats and succeeded. Okay. Oh, I don't know what we were talking about, but okay.

No, I mean, he's looked for meals and he's succeeded. And I'm not proud of it. And I've done everything I could to avoid it. And sometimes when you have a pit, they just take you for a ride and you just hold on for dear life. Oh, you got a pit bull? I have a pit bull, yes. Yeah, you're aware of this. Well, going outside trying to tear up rats in New York?

No, sir. Yeah, because for him, he views rats as a toy. Everything for a pit is a toy if they're smaller. So they don't mean to be aggressive or demonstrative or nasty or vicious.

They're just so full of energy and zest that when they get outside of their specific habitat, they go nuts. I was talking about a cat. You're telling me about a pit bull. I've never seen a rat go after a pit bull, but I have seen some cats cower to a New York City subway rat. I have seen that.

I've never seen that though. Because cats are more vicious than dogs. Let's be real about that for a second. J.R., you and I both know the mantra about cats is if they were bigger, they would attack and ultimately maim their owner. Well, yeah, a bigger house cat is a lion and a tiger. Right.

Yeah, but a New York City rat versus a domesticated cat is just- It's not domesticated when they see a rat though. Nah, I don't know. Nah, nah, brah. You need to go to the Barclay Center underneath where the Nets play.

Okay. That subway... What is that called? Flatbush in Atlanta? It's called J.R. who was clowning on us for way too long. We actually have more than five fans now. That's what they're calling that.

Yeah, well, let's see. Yeah, everybody's trying to get paid. But the subway station underneath Barclay Center, all the rats- Oh, at Lenick Avenue.

Yeah, but it has nothing to do with Kyrie. The rats are just... They're just underneath the subway.

They're there. Yeah, some would say that KD guy's a rat for trying to get his coach fired and ultimately succeeded. Oh my God. Well, at least Steve Nash has been on vacation for how many months now?

Three? Yeah, he's never going to get a head coaching job again given the job that Jack Vonn has done. Listen, Steve Nash doesn't need a job. That man does not need work. He is on vacation month number two or three right now and I'll find out where Steve Nash is and please go ahead and sign me up. Yeah, but the biggest rats are under like the Barclay Center in Brooklyn and that is not a basketball joke.

That just so happens to be the truth. It's the J.R. Sport Brief Show here with you on CBS Sports Radio 855-212 for CBS. It's a busy show.

We're talking about this amazing recovery of Damar Hamlin. We're talking about Disney movies. Why?

Because his life looks like it will be a Disney movie. And then as you can tell, we're talking about rats. It's the J.R. Sport Brief Show, CBS Sports Radio. You are listening to the J.R. Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. You are listening to the J.R. Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. J.R., it's always a pleasure to hear you because you know your product.

You really do a great job by not distorting what the cars are saying. Call in now at 855-212-4CBS. It's the J.R. Sport Brief Show here with you on CBS Sports Radio. As we talk about the positivity surrounding Damar Hamlin, I said it's a Disney story. It's a Disney movie. I got folks hitting me up about all the different type of Disney movies I want to see or I should see.

James Campagnaro hits me on Twitter and he's telling me about the computer wore tennis shoes and he's telling me about the Swiss Family Robinson. No thank you. I declined those movies many years ago and I'm not interested in them now.

Shout outs to Eddie here in ATL. He's telling me about the movie with Sinbad as a genie. I don't even remember that. No, I'm sorry. And that actually makes me think about this. If you check out my social media and I put this on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, I'm late to the party.

My apologies. I didn't realize until maybe yesterday or two days ago and the Washington commanders decided to wait until the end of the season to share with us their new mascot, Major Tutty. Let me say that again. I feel like I need a shower when I say it. The Washington commanders new mascot and what's up to all my folks listening in DC and Baltimore and up and down 495 and 295 and I-95. Everybody in the city, out the city. You could be on Pratt.

You could be wherever you want to be. Major Tutty? Yeah, I went to Baltimore.

My bad. Major Tutty? What the hell?

Major Tutty? He's a pig. He's a pig.

I'm looking at it right now. He's a pig in like a war helmet. Who thought that somebody had to override everybody? There's people listening and I know they are. There are folks listening and they're laughing too because they know it's trash. There are people listening right now who work for the Washington commanders. They're listening to me right now.

Who the hell had the final decision? You just renamed this team the commanders. You could, they don't even need a mascot but you make one. You make him a pig.

He looks like, he looks like Miss Piggy with a construction helmet on. This is sad. Like, this is like the final straw for Dan Snyder.

Like, you have to sell the team. We're talking about Disney characters and all these other things. I mean, well, damn.

Major Tutty? And I get it. He's a pig. Why is he a pig? Because of the hogs and the offensive line and let's go back to Joe Gibbs.

I get all of that. This is stupid, man. This is dumb. For lack of a better word. Ridiculous. Horrendous. Tragic. Disgusting.

Appalling. Major Tutty. Why Tutty?

Because it's short for touchdown. And he's a pig. Major Tutty.

Get it? Daniel Snyder should be forced to sell the team right now because he's rolling out a fat pig as his mascot. I thought the original New Orleans Pelicans mascot was bad enough. He looked like the things that nightmares were made of. He went from a horror film to a cartoon now. And the commanders have a pig. In a helmet. That looks like an eight-foot-tall Ms. Piggy.

But a man. You can't make this stuff up. If you needed a final reason for Daniel Snyder to be the Washington commanders, formerly known as the Washington football team, this should be it.

And I can give you a list of despicable things and reasons as to why he should have done so. And we might talk about this more tomorrow. Probably tomorrow. Maybe.

Friday. This has to be the worst mascot in sports right now. I'm sorry.

I've seen some dumb ones. Major Tutty. I'm going to say it again because it's ridiculous.

Listen to me very carefully. Major Tutty is the worst mascot in all of sports. This is not an exaggeration.

This is not hyperbole. He is literally a fat pig in a war helmet. They're your Washington commanders, ladies and gentlemen. 8-5-5-2-1-2 for CBS. That's 8-5-5-2-1-2 for CBS. Victor's calling from here in Atlanta. Go ahead, Victor. You're on CBS Sports Radio.

Yeah, that's the first time I've heard of that mascot. What's going on, JR? How are you?

I'm on 28. He's heading to Augusta right now. Delivering these lows. But I just wanted to touch on a little bit on Mr. Hamlin. Shout out and prayers to him.

He's a great guy. Mr. Hamlin, shout out and prayers to him and his football family and his family in general. But one thing I wanted to point out was the reaction that these first responders did on the field. We have to acknowledge them as well. As well as both sides of the ball, both sides of the team making that decision to cancel the game against the grain to let the game go on.

I was very impressed by that action as well. Absolutely. I want everyone to hear this.

Thank you for bringing this up, Victor. I want everybody to hear this because Sean McDermott, when he spoke to the press and he spoke to the media, he's the head coach of the Bills. He said the Bills as a team decided not to resume the game this past Monday night.

And we know they have the full support of Zach Taylor and the Bengals. Listen to Sean McDermott. After Damar got loaded into the ambulance, I remember thinking to myself, we're going to need some time. We being the Bills, at least. And we're so conditioned to players taking off the field who is injured to going right back into that mode. And so I said to Sean Smith, I said, hey, we're going to need some time here.

And again, he was tremendous. And then the way things unfolded from there was really, we were in the front of our locker room, not quite out in the hallway at that point. But having conversations amongst ourselves, I think I went in and addressed the team and just felt like overall, it was going to be really hard to put them back out there. But I wanted to give them the option to go back out there if they wanted to. And led by Josh and a couple of the other captains, they decided not to go back out there. Reasonable. And we have seen what the results are. That game has been canceled.

It will not be made up. And to actually show love to the training staff, how about we start here? The gentleman who actually administered CPR to Damar is Danny, or excuse me, Denny Kellington.

He's the assistant athletic trainer for the Buffalo Bills. He's the one who administered CPR to Damar Hamlin. And so much love and respect to him for going out there and helping to keep him alive. The doctors at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, they gave the entire staff love as well. They said, look, if they were not there, and if they did not act in the exact way that they did, it would be a different situation. Listen to what they had to say. Can't say enough about the quick actions of the Bills training staff and then the physicians who were on the field with getting to and recognizing that this was a very serious situation and responding and saving his life.

It was really, really outstanding work from all of them. And not just saving his life, but his neurologic functioning. The reason why we're talking about his recovery of neurologic function is the true critical importance of immediate and good and high quality CPR and immediate access to the tribulation.

Seconds, seconds, seconds, seconds, seconds, seconds. Amazing what a few seconds can do. And I think we might all learn a little bit of a lesson from that outside of what we witnessed this past Monday. It's the JR Sport Brief Show here with you on CBS Sports Radio. It's also nice to have a much more positive show, positive outlook than what we've had to do over the past few days.

And it's a beautiful thing that it looks like we are having and moving into a positive outcome, more importantly, as it relates to Damar Hamlin. I'm going to take more of your calls on the other side. You can hit me up on social media as well. You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. I've been listening to you maybe 10, 11 months, and I always appreciate you being poignant, intelligent, and exacting when you have to be.

Call in now at 855-212-4CBS. It's the JR Sport Brief Show here with you on CBS Sports Radio. Hey, Shep, you going to turn my microphone off in what, about 10 minutes? Not by choice, but yes. That's disrespectful.

That is disrespectful. If we could do it longer than a four-hour show, I would anytime, especially with the callers we have. Don't worry. Amy's coming through at the top of the hour. Yes. Amy is great. She's awesome. We love Amy. We do.

We do. So I'm going to shut up in about 10 minutes, and Amy's going to come through and take you the rest of the way. What I'm going to try to do in the interim is I'm going to pick up the phone lines. I'm going to take your calls. And if you want to holler at me outside of the damn phone, I'm everywhere at JR Sport Brief. And Shep, where are you at?

I am at The Good Shepherd Underscore. Okay. Let's talk to some of these folks.

Let's see who wants to occupy 10 minutes of our time and not be considerate to everyone else. Let's go to Reverend Charles. He's calling from Oregon. You're on CBS Sports Radio.

Hey, JR. Thanks for taking my call. This is the first time I've listened to your show, and I want to shout out to CBS Sports, because I've been driving this car for 19 hours. I took off from Las Vegas at 3 a.m. And your San Francisco affiliate, 810, must be a hell of a blowtorch, because I've been listening to a bunch of different shows on CBS Sports all day, coming up through Nevada, through a couple of snowstorms, one in Nevada and one up here in Oregon.

And 19 hours later, I'm just now getting home to Beaverton, Oregon. Thank goodness. But first of all, I really enjoy the show, and I'll definitely listen again.

It's the first time I've heard it. I think you have a great show, great format, great topics tonight. I am thrilled for the Buffalo Bills, for DeMar Hamlin, for his family, for the trainers, the paramedics, the doctors, everyone who was hands-on and very close to the situation. I had a feeling, because they got to them pretty quick, and I had a feeling that they were going to be able to say they were going to be able to save him.

So I'm thrilled for that. But now that we will be able to kind of move on past that, the NFL has, because they made their decision not to have a result for the game. So now human nature is going to take over, and those of us who are passionate about sports and about humanity, we're going to start asking questions about what happened to DeMar, and the football contact did not cause him to almost die.

And I think it's going to come out, unfortunately, that he either has some type of a Hank Gather situation, like a heart arrhythmia, or it's going to come out that he has mild carditis. Well, let's slow down. Reverend Charles, you're still here. And I appreciate you.

And I'm so happy that you're a Reverend, Reverend Charles. There's no need to speculate. I will not speculate. I don't need anyone here to speculate.

I know what I saw. There's no need to speculate. We know what we all, we all saw what took place. The how, the why, the when, the where. Who cares?

Maybe he does, maybe he doesn't. Who cares? But we know what helped precipitate it. It does not matter. And so there's no need.

It's not necessary. I will not allow it here to go through, oh, this is why, or this is why this could have happened. We saw what happened. The man got hit in the chest. The man almost lost his life. The man was resuscitated. He is still here.

He is improving. If we find out later the who, the why, the what, the when, then so be it. I don't think that's an emphasis or should be an emphasis right now. And to be honest, I don't think anyone is moving on past that point. I don't think you have too many folks who are focused on the why. We saw what took place.

I don't need to know the man's genetic makeup to realize what took place. I think the next step is to see what his improvement continues to be. And I think for this moment, at this point in time, that should be where the focus lies. Does that make sense, Reverend Charles?

It is. And I appreciate you. I appreciate your points. And I maybe jumped into that way too soon because we still should be very thankful for being able to be alive and to breathe.

I just think that there may be a bigger issue here in general with young men and athletes and young women. And, and I, I hope I'm not, you know, prophesying here, but I hope that... Wait, hold on. I don't want you to hope. Do we want to leave the conversation where it is on, on a high and positive note?

Or are you going to potentially bring something to the table that is not positive? No, I'm not going to continue down that path. I've got a couple other things I want to talk to. Well, well, well, Reverend Charles, I said, we, we got a lot of callers here and I said, we're going to have a caller who takes up 10 minutes. And I'm sorry, Reverend Charles, but... Hold on, I'm not going to take up with this. I've got, I got another direction.

I want to go in completely different. Well, can you, can you, we got, we got a million callers here and I only have... I'll make it quick. No, you won't. Oh, man. Go ahead though. Sure will. Okay. So TCU in Georgia, I wouldn't be anointing Georgia of taking over Alabama's spot just yet because they almost lost Ohio State and somebody forgot to tell the TCU defense that they're just supposed to be happy to be in the final four.

It won't shock me if TCU beats Georgia. And then finally I've got some movies. I love based on true stories and they may or may not be Disney. Ron Howard's real good with things like Cinderella Man and... Now you're going... Well, Reverend Charles, now I got to let you go. I'm just giving you a heads up, okay?

We're talking straight Disney, Reverend Charles. You said you're home, right? Well, hey, how about this one then?

No, no, no. You're home. Are you home? Almost. I got a couple minutes.

When you get home, have some hot chocolate and some cocoa and keep listening to CBS and call me tomorrow, okay? Well, try the Rocketeer. Oh, I've seen the Rocketeer and I didn't like it.

I think it came out in 1992. I hated it. Hey, Shep, he's the type of guy, he's the reverend that you sit there for like eight hours. He's like, man, he's like, hey, listen, guys, I'm not going to be here, hold you up for a long time. And then he starts to talk and then you're sitting there for 10 hours. Thank you, Reverend Charles.

I'm glad he got home safe. Like we talk about Disney movies. He's like, hey, this may not be a Disney movie. You know, keep it to yourself, Reverend. Come on. Thank you, Reverend. Tony's calling from Massachusetts. I think he understands that. We're on limited time. Go ahead, Tony.

Yeah, I'm going to make this real quick. Remember the Titan is the movie. If you talk about a positive outcome for the Buffalo Bills, that movie fits and it touches on a lot of other subjects, topics that you do like. It's based on a little bit of racism, but it's based on a brotherhood that is formed between a white player and a black player on defense and on top of that, there was a car accident. The white player gets paralyzed. And he actually, this is a true story. It's based on a true story.

And he actually was in the Special Olympics after he got paralyzed in the wheelchair. So I'm going to hang up because I knew he got off the car. Thank you.

Thank you, Tony. I knew all of that. And I still haven't had the desire to see it. Oh, man, you got to watch that, Jay.

You got to watch that. Oh, man. You know what? It's true. It's true. It's true. You know what?

It's two-on-one. Shep told me to watch it. You told me to watch it.

And you know what? I can't, I'd be lying. I was going to say over the weekend, I'll try and watch it, but I'd be lying. Give me a couple of weeks. Is that okay?

A couple of weeks? I will. Thank you, Tony. I'm going to sit down and watch.

Hey Shep, the next time I get on the airplane, I'll sit down and try to watch it if I don't go to sleep. Okay. Tony and I will hold you to that. Yeah, I'm sure. I'll never hear the end of it. You're right, folks.

I have not seen Remember the Titans. Go ahead. Shoot me. Go ahead. I just, I like movies.

Some of them, not all of them. My apologies. I can't do it all.

And speaking of can't do it all, because of Reverend Charles, I can't get to any more calls. You can blame, where's he from Shep? Oregon? He was in a truck. He said he was driving through the snow.

But he was from Oregon, yes. Driving through the snow and the rain, driving from Nevada. Hey, everybody out West, y'all be safe out there. I know the weather is crazy all over the country in certain parts, especially out West. We're getting storms.

They're going to be coming West to East. Be safe wherever you are. And in the meantime, blame Reverend Charles for occupying a lot of the airtime, because now Shep is going to turn my microphone off and I gotta go. But don't worry about it. I'll be back tomorrow. 10 PM Eastern time at 7 PM Pacific. Reverend Charles called me back.

I'm just joking with you. The JR Sport Reshow here on CBS Sports Radio is a wrap. I'll see you guys tomorrow.

Be well, be safe, be smooth, be cool. Thank you, Shep. No one's more locked into the NFL than first and pod. Why is it not within the realm of possibility that Geno Smith was a victim of a horrible organization, bad offensive coaching, and then went and played behind three high level talents and only got spot starts and did OK, by the way? Well, because it's just it doesn't really happen that often anymore.

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I do. But at least he was going to say this ain't working for me. I don't care that I just gave him extension. Listen to in the huddle available on the Aussie app or wherever you get your podcast. When you need to know what's happening, it's it's it's it's time to get in the huddle.

This sham with Steve Keim out there in the desert. I mean, it's like no accountability. Never my fault. It's never his fault. Stuff just happens.

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