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4.5.23 - JR SportBrief Hour 3

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April 6, 2023 1:45 am

4.5.23 - JR SportBrief Hour 3

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April 6, 2023 1:45 am


6- Cheryl Miller

5- Mia Hamm

4- Babe Didrikson Zaharias

3- Billie Jean King

2- Serena Williams

1- Jackie Joyner-Kersee


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It is the J.R. Sport Brief Show here on CBS Sports Radio. I am coming to you live from Atlanta, Georgia. Thank you to everybody listening all over North America. You can always listen on your local CBS Sports Radio affiliate. We got people locked in all over the place on the free Audacy app. Audacy, Sirius XM Channel 158. And if you got a smart speaker, you can always ask it to play CBS Sports Radio.

Super producer and host Dave Sheppard, he's coming to you live from New York City. And we've had a busy night so far. OK, the Milwaukee Bucks were able to clinch the number one seed in the Eastern Conference. The Dallas Mavericks and beating the Sacramento Kings.

They were able to stay alive just to be in the playing tournament. And then right now we got a battle of L.A. The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to stay in this game, trying to stay in this game against. The same tenant, the Los Angeles Clippers, the Clippers lead the Lakers right now.

One oh three to 90. There's about nine minutes left in this game and they both have the same record, 41 and 38. Everybody is really just trying to get. Get set and settled and jockeyed or jockey for playoff positioning. And so we'll keep you up to date with the Los Angeles Lakers and the Clippers as this game continues on. No doubt about it.

And even outside of that, some of the additional news that we share throughout the course of the show. We talked about John Elway. John Elway says, no, thank you. I'm finished. I'm done. He stepped down as general manager two years ago for the Denver Broncos.

He stayed in his role upstairs in management also as a consultant. But now John Elway says, man, I don't want no responsibilities. John Elway's living the life.

He's like, hey, I'm going to California with my wife. If you need me, you know where to find me. Call me.

But other than that, leave me alone. The Ravens made it clear it could be a whole lot of nothing. Baltimore Ravens said, don't be shocked. Don't be surprised if with our 22nd pick, we go ahead and select a quarterback. They didn't want to really take any questions on Lamar Jackson.

A matter of fact, I want you to hear that Eric DeCosta, the general manager, was asked, hey, what you going to do at number 22? Would you take a QB? And this is what he said.

I mean, I'd have to say yes because we have quarterbacks in our top 31. So just based on that alone, simple math, I would have to say yes. OK. All right. Simple math. Easy. Yeah.

Simple math to me, too. There might be a QB available. There might be a Hendon hooker available.

I don't know. I don't know where you trade Lamar Jackson. I don't know who wants to pay him. I don't know what Lamar Jackson wants. Only he does.

Good luck to them figuring that out. Oh, and if you're wondering what's going on with Aaron Rodgers, there was a story about him buying crystals today out in California. It has good energy. I'm sure he needs all the good energy in the world. Why not?

Go for it. Anyway. Good energy, bad energy. We've had a lot of it pointed towards women's college basketball this week. And we know about it. LSU coming out on top against Iowa.

Angel Reese and Kaitlyn Clark. What is appropriate during a game or after a game? What are you not supposed to do?

What can't you say? People just completely lost their minds. OK. And we know this. The game this past Sunday. Ten million viewers on average. It set a record for women's college basketball. People wanted to see what Kaitlyn Clark was going to do.

And then Angel Reese taunting her in the final moments and after the game has set people off into a ridiculous space. But you know what? At least there's attention on the game. Right. At least there's interest.

People are going to come back next year. Oh, my God. What is Kaitlyn Clark going to do? What is Angel Reese going to do? Angel Reese, her own social media following, I believe, has jumped just on Instagram.

Another six hundred thousand followers just in days. She's making bank. She has deals. There'll be no reason for her to even want to go into the WNBA. None. Hey, Shep, what's what's the max that you can make in the WNBA?

I don't know the max, but I do know the most amount of money that a player is making is two hundred and fifty two thousand annually. Oh, she's making. Oh, they get more than that. Which is.

Yeah. Why do I want to go to the WNBA? Kaitlyn Clark at minimum is clocking a mill minimum.

That was before two days ago or three days ago. The hell she want to rush to play for the. Dallas wings for.

For what? The fly commercial and make 250. Not even she gonna make that out the gate.

Cold world. She can keep her endorsements and sponsorships, et cetera. But a lack of visibility will hurt her just a little bit. But coming off the heels of that just amazing tournament and what we saw. We want to show love to other female athletes. We want to share with you a top six list of some of the best female athletes that we have ever seen or witnessed here.

And the United States of America and North America. Let's go ahead and expand it. And so let's not waste any time. It's time to show love. It's a top six list of female athletes. Let's go.

Six, five, four, three, two, one. It's time to get J.R.'s latest top six list only on the J.R. sport brief. It is the J.R. sport brief show here with you on CBS Sports Radio. So much attention paid to women's basketball. Let's go past that. We'll take a look at some of the top six athletes, female athletes that we have ever seen. I'm talking all sports. Is it what they did in between the lines?

Is it what they did outside the lines? Let's see. You don't got to wait too much longer. Let's start off with this number right here.

Number six. We're going to go straight out to Riverside, California. We're going to go out to someone who started off her life whooping ass and setting records in high school. And then we're going to follow her to USC. We're going to take a look at her two championships. We're going to take a look at how she helped set the stage for eventually the WNBA.

We're going to go ahead and take a look at her gold medal. And of course, we're going to talk about how she used to bust her brother's ass. I am talking about Cheryl Miller. I miss Cheryl Miller. She used to be on television all the time. She doesn't do TV anymore.

What happened to Cheryl? We could probably get on the show sometime if you want. Oh, let's talk. Yes, let's do it.

All right. Yeah, let's let's talk to Cheryl Miller. Get her thoughts on everything going on in the world of basketball, not just on the women's side, but in general. And you want to know how bad ass Cheryl Miller was? All you had to do is ask her brother Reggie. When Reggie went into the Hall of Fame, he reminded us he let all of us know again, Reggie wouldn't have his own Hall of Fame career. If it wasn't for Cheryl, her records and her whooping that ass.

Listen to this. There's one lady that deserves probably the biggest recognition for everyone and why I'm here. Cheryl, you.

A lot of people wish that they could be in a house with the greatest of anything. I just so happen to live across the hall from absolutely positively. The greatest woman's basketball player ever. And I'm proud to say I am not on this stage if it wasn't for you, Cheryl Dean. We as a Miller family are not held at a high level if it wasn't for you. We rode your shoulders all the way here. So thank you very much. It's Basketball Hall of Famer Cheryl Miller. Yeah. She helps set the stage for the WMB. I wish there was a WNBA and she didn't coach and all of this.

And I'd love to see it. I got Cheryl Miller at number six. What comes after number six? Number five.

At number five. You want to talk about another trailblazer helping to set the stage here for women's sports in the United States of America. We got to go to the soccer pitch. We got to go to the soccer field. We got to go to 1996. We can even go before 1996.

But we are talking about Mia Hamm. Four championships in college at North Carolina, two Olympic gold medals. I remember the gold medal in 96. I remember that here in Atlanta, Georgia. I was not here yet, but I remember watching on television. That was the first time that we saw women's soccer in the Olympics.

And let me tell you, watching anything in the Olympics is pretty damn cool. I had a chance one time and I was in London and I saw the USA versus Japan and Wembley and the memory is ingrained in my brain. I remember watching Mia Hamm on TV in 96. And even since then, men or women's football or soccer, whatever you want to call it. Mia Hamm helped set the explosion for a lot of what we've seen over the better part of the past 25 years. On that national team from 87 to 2004, man, woman, Landon Donovan. No, Mia Hamm helped set up a whole hell of a lot of it. And I told you, she got a good start at North Carolina.

I'm talking four championships. Somebody else, you might know who he is. He went to North Carolina. He did a few things. He showed up. You might know him. His name is Michael Jordan. Since I told you about 1996. Huh. You know, there was some guy named Jordan out then, too. You know what else happened? He was real famous, just like Mia.

They had a commercial for Gatorade. Take a listen. Anything you can do, I can do better. I can do anything better than you. No, you can't. Yes, I can. No, you can't.

Yes, I can. Had enough? Let's go. Anything you can be, I can be greater. Sooner or later, I'm greater than you. I'm not stopping. I'm not stopping. No, you can't.

Yes, I can. I remember that. Shep, they played that damn commercial so many times, man. Almost as much as Mike. If I could be like Mike.

Oh, my God. They played that commercial just through the roof. Cheryl Miller started off. What number was Cheryl? Six? I don't remember. Being him, five. What comes after five?

Number four. Yeah, I know how to count. If you don't know this woman, you're going to learn about her today. How many athletes do you know that just woke up?

Well, maybe didn't just wake up, but just so happened to be in 1932 in the Great Depression. Just happened to be in the Olympics in Los Angeles and said, you know what I'm going to do today? I'm going to win me a couple of track and field medals, a couple of them. I'm going to win the hurdles and then I'm going to win the javelin throw. And then I'm going to play basketball. I'm going to play AAU basketball because I'm a woman and where am I going to play basketball? And then you say, I don't want to play basketball anymore, but now I'm going to move into golf. And sure, yeah, I won gold medals and track and field, but now I'm going to play golf. And then you actually win 10 championships in the LPGA. Babe, Dietrichson, Zaharius, shout out to all my folks out of Texas. If you didn't know how to Texas, congratulations.

You learned something today. Oh yeah, by the way, they also allowed her to play spring training baseball games. She played and did everything. Matter of fact, she's in the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame. They showed her love.

Take a listen to this tribute. One of the things that Babe Dietrichson could do is have transferable skills. So she could throw a baseball, she could hit a baseball a mile. And to be able to transfer that skill into hitting a golf ball. She whacked that ball.

After that ball left that tee, you could hardly see it. She could hit it as far as any guy. And to learn at age 24, it took a lot of drive and a lot of practice. Before her very first tournament, she practiced 12 to 16 hours a day. She would drill and drill and drill on all the different shots until her hands were blistered, many days bleeding. She went on to win every available golf tournament. And the fact that she not just competed, she won championships, won so many championships, shows her competitive spirit. But it is extremely hard to do as well as she did right off the bat. I think she won her first tournament two years after she learned how to play golf. She had mind over matter.

I think in her mind she had so much confidence and so much fine-tuning that she was going to show the world, yes, a woman can do it. She sounds like Kobe until her hands bled. Hey, Shep, how many Olympic gold medals do you have? Zero, JR. How many professional sports did you play?

Zero. She's better than me, you, and most of the people here combined. God bless her soul. You can know her good for me there.

That's pretty amazing. Top six list female athletes in history. What's the next number? Where are we going? Number three.

At number three. You got to be familiar with this lady. You see her all the time. I see her at particular events and she always looks so cool. She got the cool haircut.

She got the glasses. But she don't take no mess. She didn't take mess when she was on the tennis court. She did not take mess when she was in court.

And she also did not take mess when she played a man and beat him. I'm talking about Billie Jean King. Thirty-nine majors in the 60s and 70s and she didn't stop there. You want to talk about a trailblazer for women's rights and the ability to go out and compete? Oh sure, she has only a presidential medal of freedom.

Everybody has one of those. She fought for money. She fought for equality. She helped fight for Title IX in 1972. And I told you about that time that she beat Bobby Riggs. I want you to listen to Billie Jean King. Talk about the battle of the sexes.

This is when she did her Tet Talk. First of all, Bobby Riggs, he was a former number one player. He wasn't just some hacker, by the way. He was one of my heroes and I admired him. And that's the reason I beat him, actually. It's because I respected him. It's true. My mom and dad, especially my dad, always said, respect your opponent and never underestimate them.

Ever. And he's correct. He was absolutely correct. But I knew it was about social change. And I was really nervous about whenever we announced it.

And I thought, I felt like the whole world was on my shoulders. And I thought, if I lose, it's going to put women back, 50 years at least. Title IX had just been passed the year before, June 23, 1972. And women's professional tennis, there were nine of us that signed a $1 contract in 1970.

Now remember, the match is in 73. So we're only in our third year of having a tour where we can actually play, have a place to compete and make a living. So there were nine of us that signed that $1 contract. And our dream was for any girl born in any place in the world, if she were good enough, there'd be a place for her to compete and for us to make a living. Because before 1968, we made $14 a day, and we were under the control of organizations. So we really wanted to break away from that. But we knew it wasn't really about our generation so much.

We knew it was about the future generations. Billie Jean King is so cool. She's so cool. And even in her older age, and I think she's 79, I think just about should be right there, she's still cool as hell. And I appreciate and love everything that she has ever stood for and just fighting for everybody and not caring. Billie Jean King, I got her at number three here, top six female athletes in history, a trailblazer. What's the next number?

Number two. Oh yeah, you're going to know this lady. I'm not even certain or sure that we have seen the last of her. We just saw her play a couple of months ago, and she's like, I'm not calling it a retirement, but I'm stepping away to try to be a mom and a wife and a businesswoman. It's Serena Williams, 23 grand slams, one behind Margaret Court. She been out here balling, playing tennis. Yeah, I still call it balling. You got to hit the ball, right?

27 years, seven Wimbledon victories. We just saw her almost, almost compete for U.S. Open on the way out of the door, almost died via clots, giving birth to her daughter, had to deal with injuries, came back, and I guess there were a few people that were surprised that Serena was still there. No, on the way out the door, Serena told everybody, what you think I'm supposed to do? She was speaking to Mary Jo Fernandez after beating the number two ranked player in the world, and everybody's like, hey, you're still here.

What are we going to do? And Serena's just like, what you talking about? Take a listen to this ESPN. You've only played a handful of matches since coming back. You were out for a year, and you just beat the number two player in the world.

How did you do it? Well, I'm a pretty good player. Are you surprising yourself with your level at the moment? What? Are you surprising yourself with your level?

No, I know. I mean, I'm just Serena, you know, so. Yeah, when you're good at what you do, I mean, some of those questions, you may not be able to physically do it all the time, but you're never shocked at what you accomplish because you have worked your whole life for it. And I have Serena here on the list at number two just because of her impact and where it is on the world now and how it is changing. From her ability to help folks in business, her ability to help influence additional generations of golf, Billie Jean King helped lay a lot of groundwork, and Serena Williams, which she has continued to do in a ridiculously changing, still today era.

I got Serena at number two. We want to talk about top athletes, top female athletes. It's the JR Sport Brief Show here on CBS Sports Radio.

We're going to take a break, and when we come back, I'm going to tell you numero uno. Don't move here on CBS Sports Radio. You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. Hey, JR. How are you? You know, what I wanted to say was that I love your top six list. Those things are awesome. I don't call into radio stations, but this is the second time you've made me call in because I just love your list so much.

It's fun to listen to. Call in now at 855-212-4CBS. It's the JR Sport Brief Show here with you on CBS Sports Radio. I'm going to get back to the number one on the top six list in a second. We just had a team take a number two, and it happened to be the Los Angeles Lakers. The Clippers beat them 125 to 118. The Lakers could not get back into this game. The Clippers have improved their record to 42 and 38. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers, they fall to 41 and 39. On the other side of the break, I'm going to give you a little bit more details and some of the implications.

What does this mean? As they try, everybody try to settle their playoff standings. Battle of L.A. this time. Clippers take the cake, and they do it relatively easy. LeBron James took off his shoe on the bench.

He's just like, man, this game is over. Anyway, let's finish up this top six list, taking a look at some of the best female athletes that we have ever seen in the world of sports. I'm about to share with you number one.

Before we do that, let me run through things one more time. At number six, I gave you Cheryl Miller, helped set the stage for basketball, women's basketball here in the United States of America, killing it at USC. At number five, I gave you Mia Hamm, very similar for what she helped do, not just for women's soccer, but for soccer here, period, in the United States of America over the past, I'd say, almost 30-plus years, especially winning that gold medal here in Atlanta in 1996. Mia Hamm at number five.

At number four, we continued on. Babe Dedrickson Zaharius, she started off whooping ass for world records, gold medals, track and field. 1932 Olympics, then went on and won ten titles in the LPGA in golf. And by the way, she also played a few spring training games. She played basketball. She did it all. This was in the 30s and 40s, people.

At number three, I gave you a tennis icon. I gave you someone I also believe is a civil rights icon that happens to be Billie Jean King. She didn't just go out there and win majors. She didn't just go out there and say, pay me more money. She said, make sure everybody gets paid what they're worth.

Make sure everybody goes out there and gets an equal opportunity and a chance to play. She was an advocate not just for herself, but for other people and helped push forward Title Nine in 1972. And number two, I gave you Serena Williams. She took the ball from Billie Jean King in a different way and has ran for it or ran with it, especially in a world where people have shorter attention spans. She's been a success not only on the tennis court, in the business world, and has been an inspiration and has helped grow tennis, the game of tennis in America, especially in urban areas in a way that was unimaginable.

Serena Williams, I have at number two. And speaking of urban areas, it's tough to come out of a place like this. It's tough to have asthma.

It's tough to get a scholarship. What's number one? Number one, Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Shout out to all my folks from East St. Louis. I got a friend from out of East St. Louis. She's a singer.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Let me tell you something. If you're not familiar with the heptathlon, you are basically running around and doing everything.

Okay? This is a test of you doing everything. How high can you jump? How far can you get the shot put out? How long can you run? How quick can you run? Can you do the long jump? How far are you sending the javelin?

What about a long distance? What about a longer race, 800 meters? Jackie Joyner-Kersee did it all. And growing up, she did it all. I mean, even in high school, set the long jump record for Illinois in high school. Got a scholarship at UCLA. Played basketball. Participated in the long jump. And then she continued on. She went to the Olympics.

How about the first time there? 1984. She had a pulled hamstring. She came in second.

You know what I feel about second. Silver medal. And the Olympics not too bad, especially in an individual sport. She won the silver in the heptathlon, despite having a pulled hamstring. And then she said, you know what?

I'm coming back. In the 1988 Olympics, she won the gold. And then she did it again in 1992 in Barcelona. Oh yeah, and by the way, in between 1984 and the 1988 Olympics, she said, oh yeah, I'll just set a world record in the heptathlon. She set records in everything she did. The first participant to score more than 7,000 points in the heptathlon, she was ridiculously strong. In the long jump, the high jump, she did it all. A matter of fact, there's probably a better feature about her. Everything that she's done for the community through her foundation. And you can probably tell, she's chill as hell.

Cool as hell. Recently, she's hot 97 in New York City, blazing hip hop and R&B. She was talking to Ebro. He asked her, hey, do you consider yourself the biggest, the best, and the greatest female athlete of all time? This is what Jackie Joyner-Kersee had to say. You were crowned the greatest female athlete of the 20th century. And there's so many amazing athletes out here now.

Do you still consider yourself the greatest athlete of all time? You know, I do. As you should. As you should. It's like you work so hard.

For me, I didn't work for AccuLace. I just put in the work. But, yeah, if I don't consider myself the best, then how do I expect others to do that? Big time. Real humble, right?

There's a difference. To ask Serena, hey, Serena, are you surprised? Are you shocked you're going to be here?

Why are you asking me those silly questions? When you're good at what you do and nobody believes in you like you do. It's the JR Sport Reshow here with you on CBS Sports Radio. There have been plenty of athletes who have come through the world of sports and athletics. I can think of many others who have left their mark.

And it has just inspired folks, not just on the field of play, but off of it as well. But if I want to think about the greatest athlete, I also have Jackie Joyner-Kersee at number one. It's the JR Sport Reshow on CBS Sports Radio. The phone lines are open to you, 855-212-4CBS. That's 855-212-4CBS. I'll take your calls. We're going to talk about the Lakers and the Clippers.

And then we've got more to do. It's the JR Sport Reshow, CBS Sports Radio. You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio.

You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. Hi, JR. Man, I'm good. I'm so excited to be on your show.

I listen to you every night on my way home from work. Call in now at 855-212-4CBS. I'm excited too. I'm always excited. It's the JR Sport Reshow here with you on CBS Sports Radio.

I can tell you it's not excited. LeBron James and the Lakers, they are not excited. They just got beat by the Clippers again for the 11th straight time. The final score in Los Angeles, 125 to 118. Clippers move up in the standings and the Lakers just move down. We'll talk about that at the top of the hour.

We'll hear from a few of the players as they get ready to talk to the media. But right now, before we get into the basketball and the Lakers stuff at the top, I'm going to take your calls. That's 855-212-4CBS. That's 855-212-4CBS. I just shared with you, with all the excitement built in surrounding March Madness and the women's final four, the women's championship game on the college side this past Sunday, and all of the attention, positive or negative, I wanted to show love to some of the top female athletes that we've seen.

Not in basketball, but just athletes, period. And so here we have it. At number six, if you missed it, go ahead and hit rewind on the free Odyssey app.

Go listen to all the audio. At number six, I gave you Cheryl Miller. At number five, I gave you Mia Hamm. At number four, Babe Dietrichson Zaharias. At number three, Billie Jean King. At number two, Serena Williams. And at number one, Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Let's hear it from you.

So many other female athletes who have come through and done amazing things, accomplished amazing tasks, but only got room for six. 855-212-4CBS. That's 855-212-4CBS. Let's start off in Baltimore, and let's talk to Joseph. You're on CBS Sports Radio. Go ahead, Joseph. Hey, what's going on, JR? How are you feeling? Terrific, man. Go ahead.

That's good to hear, bro. All right, so me personally, I put Serena at number one, just because I'm a little younger. I'm familiar with Jackie Joyner-Kersee, but I didn't really get to witness her greatness or really have done much research on her. Okay.

I think Sue Bird and Diana. Whoa, whoa, whoa, Joseph. Let's save some names for other people, Joe. No, I was just going to give my honorable mention.

No, no, no, no. We got to be in there some way. I got you.

The phone lines are lit up. What do you appreciate? We got honorable mentions all over the place from other people.

No, I got you. What do you appreciate about Serena? Man, just the way she always was... I mean, not to take Angel Reese's words, but unapologetically her, man. She put on for her and black women across the nation and did something and was a trend...not a trendsetter. What's the word I'm looking for?

A pioneer. I would say that she is. Yeah, most definitely, bro. I mean, she killed it and she's still killing it.

I mean, I'm sure she's going to be a great mom, a great wife, all types of everything in her life. And then I also wanted to touch on the Ravens' subject. I don't think they're going to draft a quarterback, especially in the first round. Yeah, they're just trying to scare them.

Yeah. If we draft a quarterback, it's going to be late. It's going to be late in the draft. I mean, we don't have many draft picks anyway. We're going wide receiver in the first round. If Lamar don't come back, it's going to be a whole lot of rebuilding anyway. Hey, Joseph, I appreciate you, man.

He's going to be a Raven this year. I'm not sweating it. I appreciate you, man.

Maybe not. Have a good one, JR. You too, Joseph. Thank you for calling from Baltimore. No problem.

No problem. Yeah, man, you got to look up Jackie Joyner-Kersee. I mean, I grew up listening.

Well, not listening. I was a kid. But going through school, you would learn about her in class. They taught us about her. And this was all, like, live in real time. And I got her number one.

Like, what didn't you do? And this is the cool thing about the Olympics. Every four years, you got the best individual athletes on planet Earth. And to go out there and say, oh, yeah, I can run faster than you. I can throw further than you. I could jump higher. I could jump further.

I think there's something to be said about that. 855-212-4CBS. James is calling from Los Angeles. You're on CBS Sports Radio. What's up, JR? Hey, Aces, as always, man.

You're doing a great job. You and Shep, I love that. Hey, man, I'm going to take a – I knew at the last call, I would put Serena Williams, number one, and Jackie Joyner-Kersee, too. But I want to take Jackie Joyner-Kersee's sister-in-law, Flo Jo, man. You know, she was a trendsetter.

I knew more about her than any other athlete in the Olympics. And then, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, you know, she kind of showed up, but she was always more quiet than Flo Jo was. Flo Jo was colorful. She wore the one leg with, like, the flag and everything on there. Had the hair flowing when she was running, man. Dude, that was – woo, that was my queen.

Her ensemble from Good Times. Uh-oh. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Slow down.

You may have to throw some cold water on you. Listen, I remember. A lot of people love Flo Jo. It sounds like you have some additional reasons. Hey, I would say if she just participated – see, here's the thing.

It's hard competing and participating in the Olympics. Like, you need sponsors. You need cash.

You need the commitment. And she was able to start to monetize every single thing that you just said. Like, she was everywhere. And so she said, you know what? I won my medals. I'm done.

I'm out. And so she went ahead and continued on with the sponsorship deals and the cereal boxes. And God bless her.

Unfortunately, she passed away young. She had that seizure. Right. No, she is – man, we see track and field athletes now try to follow in her footsteps. Right, right. She was most definitely influential. I look at Sha'Carri Richardson. And I think she got a little bit too much bluff and too much talk, not enough substance. I think if she would focus her energy the right way, she'd be able to do more. Man, there's so many folks.

FloJo was it before we got a lot of these athletes now. You ain't lying. I appreciate you for bringing her up. Hey, make sure you rest in peace, man. God bless. No doubt. Appreciate you, James. Thank you so much. All right now.

No doubt. Peace. Dave is calling from San Diego. You're on the JR Sport Reshow. What's up, Dave?

Hey. Well, before I called in, I didn't even know what the topic was. And when Shev told me what the topic was, I had to call back because I had to rethink about it. Because I'm a high school girls coach myself. And when I called back, Shep, you're my witness. I said, Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

I mean, she did so much. But on the sideline, real quick, on the sideline as a coach, I think Kat Simmons was up there. What do you coach? What do you coach? I coach girls volleyball and girls soccer. Okay, got it.

So I'm right there with you, with me in hand. But Jackie Joyner-Kersee just totally blew up women's sports all around. I mean, just, the guy, you know, he just had Flo Jo's hair. What about Jackie Joyner-Kersee's fingernails? How did she do all that with her fingernails? Oh, well.

Those are weapons. As a full package of, this is someone that is fully capturing your attention in every capacity, that was Flo Jo. You could say the same thing to a certain degree about the nails of Jackie Joyner-Kersee. The Flo Jo between the hair, the nails, the style, and then also, I mean, her looks. People love Flo Jo, man. Yeah, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, she was just watching her compete and just the heart that she had for the sport and for the competitiveness and everything is just amazing. Amazing. You're right on that one.

And we had some injuries that slowed her down a little bit, but when she was slowed down, she kept on going. Hey, appreciate you, Dave. No problem. I'll talk to you later, Jay.

Cheers. Be well. Oh, you know you're cool with me. You just called me Jay. Not too many people just walk around and call me Jay. Nah, he's cool with me now.

What am I going to do? Nothing. It's the JR Sport Reshow here with you on CBS Sports Radio. 855-212-4CBS.

That's 855-212-4CBS. I'm going to take more of your calls. Some of the best athletes that we have ever seen compete in sports. We're talking about women. Call up. Give me your thoughts.

I got Jackie Joyner-Kersee at number one. And then what we'll do on the other side of the break as well. Talk about a loser from tonight. They come from Los Angeles. They are the Lakers. Don't move.

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