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And so thank you very much. You could be, I don't even want to say feet. I'm not trying to be feet under the sea, but we got people miles under the sea protecting stuff. Hey Shep, you ever been deep, deep under the sea? Uh, scuba diving, but that doesn't count, does it? That doesn't, nah, man. That doesn't count.
No. Now we got people in them, them ships, them ships, them battleships. Could you imagine being under there for, for, for months at a time?
No, no, I couldn't. It's why they're truly America's finest. Yeah, man, they're amazing. Hey, shout outs to all my folks on the, on the ships right now. They listening too.
Much love to you. And we got people I assume, somebody gotta be listening in the air, right? Right there.
Besides, uh, great basketball players worldwide. Yes. Because obviously they can fly. Shep, I've never done this. Well, that wasn't that bad. Come on. No, that was terrible. Oh, come on.
What? No, that was terrible. I'm the first one to make an aerial superstar basketball joke. That was awful. If it was really bad, I could have said, well, MJ is probably losing somewhere, but he's listening. Who? Well, you said you, you have people in the air that are listening.
If it was a really bad joke, I could have said, well, Michael Jordan's probably listening somewhere losing, but he's listening too. Just as bad. Okay.
Fair enough. We may have to put you in, uh, I'd go in the penalty. The, the, the, I've got to get a penalty box. That wasn't, listen, this is not America's, you know, top funny comic, whatever show they're doing on Comedy Central these days. That was not that bad. JR. Not everyone's going to be as funny as you. I'm sorry. I'm not, I'm not a funny guy. You're a very funny guy. I just say, jerk things. There's a difference. You have, you have a list of rejoins, about a hundred of them with callers telling you how funny you are.
You got the jeans. Most of us didn't. Sorry. Just cause I'm a jerk, but that's besides the point. Here's the point.
That was a, if we, if we were doing a top six list of what that was bad. Anyway, shout outs to people on a, cause you can listen to Sirius XM and stuff on the plane and you can stream. And so I'm sure somebody sitting on an airplane, uh, taking a listen to the show right now. So whatever you're doing, wherever you at, thank you. Thank you so much.
Uh, I'm going to be here with you with Shep for the next two hours. We have more to get into. We've already talked about the Washington commanders. Thank God. Thank God.
Thank God they're being sold. Right. It's like, and I'm sure you've, I mean, we live places. People live places.
I'm sure you've seen a place in your life, in your neighborhood, in your house. Maybe it's you, you know, you just go by and you just see a car, right? It's just a car. Think about this. Like you drive by a car every day, you walk by it every day and you're just like, man, this, it just sits there.
It's been trashed. It's on the side of the road and you just look at it and go, when is somebody going to move this damn car? Like the car, maybe it's, uh, what do you call those, Shep?
You got, there's a lot of them in New York. Uh, you know, like the car when it's been in the same spot and now it has tickets and now it has a boot. A car that's about to be towed? It's like abandoned, right? It's almost an abandoned car. Someone is like, man, I can't afford this crap. And they just leave it on the side of the street.
That's how I feel about the Washington commanders or home. You got a home in a neighborhood where nobody lives there anymore. And so now the grass is all high and it's trash. People use it as a garbage dump and you go, well, when is somebody going to come through and take care of this?
And so you can't necessarily force anybody to do it. And this is like the Washington commanders, even though they had an owner, even though that there are people who live in there, the guy who runs the whole thing is a piece of trash. And now they can come through with a new owner, Josh Harris and Magic Johnson with a minority stake. And they can come through and cut the grass and they can give it better landscaping and they can bring in decent tenants. And come on, thank God the Washington commanders got sold because they were nothing but a bum ass house in a nice neighborhood. And now they're gone. And I hope that this guy can take his $6 billion, Daniel Snyder.
And I hope he gets sued for it. Sorry. Anyway, we talked about that guy. We talked about, there's so much more. We talked about Saquon and the Giants. Saquon won't sign his franchise tag.
He wants to get paid. We talked about DeMar DeRozan and his screaming ass daughter. And she was great. She was so great that ESPN and the Bulls beat the Raptors last night and she screamed 36 times. The Raptors shot 18 to 36 and her daughter was a star on ESPN. Listen. That is the daughter of DeMar DeRozan.
And here's the voice you're hearing when Raptors shoot, she's screaming. That time it didn't work. It's the thought that counts, trying to help daddy out. Yeah, that's sweet.
That's cute. Look here, the Bulls beat the Raptors. They're going to take on the Miami Heat.
Whoever wins that game on Friday night, they're going to move forward and take on the Milwaukee Bucks. We got more to get into. We'll talk about John Moran. We'll talk about Odell Beckham Jr. being introduced to the Baltimore Ravens and their fans and he basically said there's no full guarantee or he was not assured that Lamar Jackson will definitely be the QB. We talked about Nick Nurse and Mike Brown, the Bruins and Tampa Bay Rays.
They're out here breaking records and so we got a lot more to get into. I do want to touch on this story and if you want to talk to me, knock yourself out. I'm here two hours, you know, nowhere to find me. 855-2124 CBS.
It's 855-2124 CBS. I'm also on social media everywhere at JR Sport Brief and as I mentioned, I'm in Atlanta now but I've been moving around. I was in New York City just sitting places. I wasn't supposed to sit and you know just doing what I feel like so knock yourself out.
Go look at my social media and I have to mention this as well. Hearing DeMar and I'm going to talk about baseball and alcohol which should be an interesting conversation. Hearing DeMar DeRozan's daughter screech is fun. I love it.
Don't play it again, please. But hearing her scream is cool especially you got this kid and arena annoying people and she's the player's daughter. It's a great story.
For a person who talks for a living, I don't think I could even get my voice into that range and if I did, I think my vocal cords would just fall out of my throat. Good on her. She won't be at the Heat game because like most nine-year-olds, one day off from school is enough.
She's going back to school so she will not be in Miami. But let's move on to this story because this one is pretty, I can't even say cool. I'm sure you've been to a baseball game before. Yeah, you. Whether your parents took you or your dad or your mom or your grandpa, your grandma, whether somebody from the school or the church or the summer camp, you're listening to a sports station. Maybe you absolutely hate baseball or maybe you don't have a team near you or minor league, major league. You probably have been to a baseball game and as an adult when you're sitting there for three hours, now two and a half hours, what are you going to do? You're going to talk with your friends. You're going to talk with your family. You're going to eat.
You're probably going to eat food that's not healthy. And then if you are of a certain age and you're just sitting down for three hours, I don't care if you are in your backyard. If you're at a barbecue, you're on your front porch, you're at a restaurant, you're just chilling on the deck, you're on a boat, you're at the beach, you might sip on an adult beverage, right?
You're an adult. You can drink. You do what you feel like. You try to do it safely.
Hopefully you do it. I hope if you are drinking right now listen to me that you do it safe. Going to a baseball game and having one of these hot dogs, yeah, that's what you do, right? Going to a baseball game, you probably have cracker jacks.
I don't know. That's what they say in the song. You sit down and you have peanuts and you have a beer. If you're like me, maybe you don't just have beer. Maybe you have a glass of Jack.
If you have a jack and a beer, maybe you drink water. But baseball makes its money like a lot of places on booze and alcohol. You come through the game, you want to have a beverage, you want to relax, you want to mellow out, you want to have a good time. And sometimes we know if you have too much, you can be a jerk.
Start yelling at people, fighting folks, yelling at other fans, yelling at the players. And if you're too much of a jerk, you get the boot. We also know if you go to sporting events, most of them, especially baseball games, typically they don't serve no more alcohol after the seventh inning.
Why? Because they don't want your ass leaving drunk. They don't want you walking out of the stadium and now being a liability to them if you are in an accident or if you're driving.
They want you to sober up just a little bit. But we know baseball games are no longer three hours. Praise the Lord, right? Be happy you're not three hours. 30 minutes have been shaved off the average baseball game. Two hours and 30 minutes. Well, that's less time to sell booze, right? You don't got to be a mathematician.
Two and a half hours is less than three. And so where I would typically shut things off after the seventh inning, if I want to make up my money, I got to sell alcohol longer. And so we have quite a few NFL teams or excuse me, we have quite a few MLB teams that have taken the approach of, we're going to sell booze later. The Brewers, I mean, they are the Brewers, right? The Diamondbacks, a couple of other teams, they are now selling beer and alcohol into the eighth inning.
Yeah. And if the ninth inning goes quick, you might still be drinking your drink. You might be toasted on the way out. There is no rule for this, but typically across baseball, you stop selling the booze after the seventh inning.
Not anymore. We have teams who are bucking the trend and we have a lot of organizations, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, just like this is not a good idea. We don't want to serve people basically on the way out the door.
I mean, let's be real though. I can buy me a beer and if you're me, I can get me a beer in the sixth inning and I leave. Who cares what I do?
It don't matter. And so someone else who's not happy with this and voiced his opinions is Matt Strom. He pitches for the Phillies.
He was on one of our Odyssey podcasts. Baseball is not boring. And he sat down and he was asked about this. He's like, hey, wait a minute. If the point of not serving booze at the end of the game is to be safe and not have our fans drunk as hell on the way out the door, why are we doing it? Why are we serving alcohol later? He didn't get it.
Take a listen. The reason we stopped it in the seventh before was to give our fans time to sober up and drive home safe. Correct? Correct.
Yes. So now with a faster paced game and me just being a man of common sense, if the game is going to finish quicker, would we not move the beer sales back to the sixth inning to give our fans time to sober up and drive home? Instead it's going the other way.
Instead, we're going to the eighth and now you're putting our fans and our family at risk driving home with people who have just gone to the eighth and now you're going to the eighth and driving home with people who have just drank beers 22 minutes ago. He's true. He says he is a man of common sense. He is a man of common sense. That is common sense. If he had a little bit more common sense, and maybe he does, and he knows this, he understands this, not a stupid man. They don't care.
It's about the money first. I don't, and here's the, here's the other element. Do I understand? Do I get it? Do I go, ah, y'all can do better. Sure.
Yeah, I do. People can get alcohol anywhere. I don't know.
And I correct me if I'm wrong. I haven't heard a story yet. Anyplace, anytime I've yet to hear one story and I could be wrong where someone has left the ball game, baseball game, or really any sporting event, and they were over-served and that there was something just catastrophic that happened that forced the team to adjust its alcohol sales.
Maybe I'm wrong. I haven't heard that. I haven't heard about that at a baseball game. Who's to say that I don't buy a beer in the seventh inning and leave and drive home after having, I don't know, four beers or five, which probably a little too much to just get behind the wheel of a vehicle.
And so I understand the point, Matt. These teams don't care. It would take something ridiculous to happen, where somebody would take a look at his team. They'd go, oh my God, the Phillies were out here just serving it up. And then a fan would have to be in an accident and they'd have to blame the Phillies before the Phillies or any other team said, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.
Maybe this will bring attention to a particular incident. Maybe it'll change, but it'll take an accident before it happens. And the reality is even if it's the eighth inning and you'll stop serving beer at the end of the game, most fans can just, you know, go get more beer, whatever the hell they want.
It's not that difficult. I mean, here, here in Atlanta, there's the battery. It's an entire complex, the entire baseball stadium. Truist Park, it's built in a complex that's built to entertain. I can have a bunch of beers at Truist Park and I don't have to walk across the street. I don't have to walk down the road. I can walk directly out of the stadium and walk right into a bar and then another bar and then another one and another one and another one. And then I can get into the red parking deck and I could get right on 285.
What is it? That's still the Braves fault? Back in the Bronx at Yankee Stadium, I can walk out of 161st street and I can walk right onto Jerome Avenue. I can have me a drink and then I can walk up Jerome and I can have me another drink and I can go to the Grand Concourse and have another drink. Is that still the New York Yankees fault?
This is nice. Matt Strom is 100% correct. Anyone who believes that Major League Baseball is just being, you know, jerks and not responsible, you could be correct. But it's not the end all be all. People can get booze. People get booze everywhere. Fact is, baseball, are they being a little less responsible?
Yeah. But we know from a business perspective what matters more. Hey, how responsible can we be and still make money? How much, how liable would we be? How dangerous are we toeing the line?
Oh, not that dangerous? Oh, keep selling alcohol. We need to make up the money because the games are shorter. I'm not going to go all in and destroy baseball because if people want a drink, they're going to drink and they know where to find it. 855-212-4CBS.
That's 855-212-4CBS. What do you think about some of these teams selling alcohol closer to the end of the game? Is it a little too foolish?
Is it dangerous? Is it the team's fault? Should the teams be held responsible? If I go to the bar and I'm drunk and the bartender keeps serving me and I go outside and have an accident, it's that bar's ass.
It's their ass. It's probably the same thing with baseball, but I haven't heard it yet. I'm going to take your calls on the other side. What do you think about extending alcohol sales?
Letting people drink longer at these games? 855-212-4CBS. It's the JR Sportbrief show. Don't move.
You're listening to the JR Sportbrief on CBS Sports Radio. Hey, how you doing, man? I listen to you every night on the way home from work. I appreciate what you're doing, man.
You're a bad mamma jamma. Call in now at 855-212-4CBS. Here's the deal, folks. Baseball season just started. We know they got this new pitch clock, and by the way, baseball is trying to find a sponsor for the pitch clock, but that's another conversation. Baseball has this pitch clock and games are about 30 minutes less than what they've typically been on average.
Going down from three hours now to two and a half. And as a result, there's less alcohol being served at games. Typically, and there's no set rule for this, but historically across Major League Baseball, they stopped serving at about after the seventh inning. So you better run, get your beer, you sit down, you enjoy the rest of the game.
If you are a drunk clown, maybe you've fallen asleep or maybe you've sobered up. And as a result, there's less beer that's been sold with these shorter games. And so we have a few teams like the Brewers who have taken the approach of, man, we're just going to sell the beer later so we can sell the same amount.
We're trying to make money here. And you have plenty of individuals who take the approach of, man, isn't it a little dangerous to keep selling beer towards the end of the game? Don't we want people to maybe leave sober? Don't want to sell them beer in the eighth inning and that dangerous? And I understand the concept and the thought, but as an overall, people can get beer and alcohol anywhere. If you want to drink after the baseball game, you're going to do it regardless.
I'm not all that concerned. Drinking as an overall is a problem for a lot of people. You don't got to be a baseball fan. You don't have to go sit at a, I don't know, Citi Field or Fenway or Petco or whatever the hell they call that thing. Now you don't got to sit there to find a drink. If you want to drink, you're going to drink.
I'm not sweating. I'm not going to blame the teams. I certainly understand being responsible.
Their first thought is, okay, well, we're responsible enough. Let's sell the booze. I get it. 855-212-4CBS. That's 855-212-4CBS. Pat is calling from Houston, Texas. You're on the JR Sport Brief Show. What's up, Pat? Hey, JR.
Thanks for taking my call. I've been drinking beer at the ballpark since the late fifties. And I think this whole thing is the argument is kind of stupid because back then we could drink beer till the end of the ballgame. I remember drinking beer at the ballpark with my mother and dad, you know, and we had fun. But if I was, now you go to the ballpark, what you pay for a beer, you can go across the street and buy four or five beers and enjoy yourself, you know, and get drunker.
So if you're worried about leaving the ballpark and somebody leaving the ballpark with you that's drunk, that's going to endanger your life, you have a bigger chance of that happening from somebody who never went to the ballgame. Okay. Touche.
Well, thank you, Pat. You sound like you are only 20 years old. You've been drinking beer at the ballpark since you were in the fifties. How old are you? I'm 82.
I'll be 83 in July. Oh, you're a young man. Hey, Pat, keep it cool. All right. I appreciate you.
Yeah. Hey, thanks for taking my call, Jayar. Good to talk to you. Thank you, Pat, for calling from Houston. How young as hell? It's like, I've been drinking beer at the ballpark since the fifties.
I'm like, okay, man, go ahead and get it. 855-212-4CBS. That's 855-212-4CBS. Dan is calling from Fairfax in Virginia. You're on CBS Sports Radio. What's up, Dan?
Hey, how are you doing, man? I used to be one of those beer slingers running up and down the stadium right before RG3 in 2010 to 2011 for the Washington football team back then. I get the point. I know you said there's not accidents and stuff, but there are fights.
More fights happen with more alcohol and stuff. But that whole cutoff thing, we're slinging the beer. We're making commission. We're making tips. When it comes to the... We used to cut off at the third quarter.
You couldn't sell them a fourth quarter after third quarter was done. What they would do, they would buy five beers from us. You don't think we're going to sell them the five beers so we can get our commission and our tips?
Of course we are. So the cutoff thing is, it's just a PR thing. But I do think too much alcohol does lead to fights where people have been unfortunately killed. People have fallen off of stadiums and stuff because of drinking too much. So I see some of the things, I don't know about drunk driving wrecks, but there are accidents and fights that do happen and it's because of alcohol. But the stadiums don't care. They make their money. But the cutoff is ridiculous. I appreciate your perspective. You said you used to sell alcohol and what do they call that piece of trash out there?
What is it? Oh, it's a hell hole. For the Washington commanders, FedEx. Yeah, but the crazy thing, the beer was at $9 a beer so we would automatically get a dollar tip. The next year, it's not a raise it to $9.50 so we only get 50 cents a beer. You know, tip would be 50 cents. So I stopped selling. It was too much, going up nine little steps for only 50 cents.
And you can't blame the people not giving you a bigger tip because it's $9.50. I hear you. What's the rule? Somebody in the stands is asking you for beer and it's apparent that they've had too much and you just ignore the hell out of them.
What do you do? You have to bear some responsibility. You don't want nothing coming to you. We do, but I'm telling you, there was no training where they said if you think someone, they never once told me if you think someone's too drunk, don't sell them a beer. They told us not to sell them more than two at once. That was told to us, but never was it where it was told to us, if you think they're too drunk, don't sell them a beer.
I never heard that out of my supervisor's mouth ever. Now, like I said, some officer was selling four or five beers right before he was supposed to close. He was like, all right, here's four because we're closing. Would you take that and use your own kind of common sense and go, I ain't serving this idiot another beer. You did that before. You would stop, right? Yeah. I would just want to go to that section.
I would just go to another section to stay away from the ones that I knew were just too, too far because I have to drive home too. You don't want this clown. I said you don't want to get killed and buy another clown. I get it, yeah. Yeah. So, but I mean, like I said, I mean, these are the football games. A lot of times they go back to the parking lot. They hang out because you know how that stadium is. You don't get out there for two hours anyway. So by the time you still work, by the time you get out of the parking lot, so it doesn't matter. It's from Washington stadium, but you can go to bars, but there's nothing around the Washington stadium.
So yeah, no, that's why they want to move. Hey Dan, I appreciate the perspective, man. Thank you so much. No doubt. Barry is calling from Boston. You're on CBS sports radio. Go ahead, Barry. Yeah.
How are you brother? Excellent. Um, I think the seventh inning rule as a person from who consumes too much, tries to have too much fun in their games.
I think the seventh inning rule is absolutely necessary because you should take an hour off and chill out and relax and not have any alcohol for an hour before you drive. Okay. I hear you, Barry. Thank you so much. Thank you, bro.
No doubt about it. Hey Marco, Marco Belletti, what do you think about this? You know, I, it's not good that you're pushing it further into the eighth inning. It's not. I mean, the idea though, that, you know, you've been drinking all day. You are too drunk to get another beer, but 45 minutes is going to be okay to get you home is also kind of ridiculous. It's almost like we're, you know, I mean, we're almost culpable in that regard, but I think for major league baseball, they have to know that's not enough, but at least it's something. So the idea of making the game shorter and then selling alcohol later, it just doesn't feel right. It feels dirty.
You have to know that people are still going to be stupid, but maybe fight against the stupidity of people a little bit instead of the dollar. How many people, and it depends on the stadium and where it is. We got people who get loaded up before they go to the games. They load up before they go to the games. They're, they're out of their damn mind at the game.
I don't, I don't know the logic. I don't know how much math and it's only a select few teams that have done this, but you would think that they're going to be more. There are about four teams that I've counted that are pushing the booze right now.
They're likely to be more. And one thing that nobody wants to give up is a dollar. If you can make a dollar or two or three or four, you're going to keep on pushing it. Who's to say that we don't get to a place where they just say, screw it, we just going to serve beer until the final out. You know what though?
Then do it. Cause I I'm big on, if you're going to try to give something where you're trying to be good and the idea of, well, let's make sure that we're safe and whatever, then that's fine, but don't do it. And you're actually, it's, it's, I wash the eighth inning to the ninth inning.
And now with the new pitch clock, what are we talking 10 minutes? I mean, stop then, then you know what, then give it to them as they're walking out the door. What the hell is the difference if you want to make the dollar and you could care less if people are honestly falling into each other, as they're walking out of the stadium, then don't give me the, I wash that all the 10 minutes is really what sobered them up thing the hell with it, sell it to them in the parking lot for all I care, go all the way in.
Like I said, if you're going to be a jerk, then be 100% of a jerk. You might as well. Hey Shep, what, what do you, what do you think about this this extension of alcohol sales at some of these MLB stadiums?
What do you say? No, I mean, the reality is to, this is a, this is a business that is so overpriced and it's so commercialized, especially when you go to these major events. And the reality is they're losing big time money because the games are slowing down by 30 minutes.
So I get where the vendors are coming from. But the truth of the matter is if you are old enough to buy a ticket and purchase an overpriced, you know, expense to begin with, then you should be able to be in control of how you consume alcohol. I think they're overstepping if I'm being real about it. I think they're overstepping if you think they should just sell to the end of the game.
Yeah. Like JR, the thing is either don't sell it at all or don't dumb down your fan base by saying, well, because it's a seventh, eighth, or ninth inning, we don't trust that you have the temerity and the mental wherewithal to monitor and consume alcohol thinking that, Hey, if you're driving, we shouldn't serve you. Like people should be aware of that if they are going into said venue to begin with.
Let me, let me tell you something. I've been to my share of sporting events everywhere. Oh my God.
It's it does sound nice. I think to the point, the point that both of you guys made and I've made it too. If you're going to drink, you're going to drink. I mean, even, even in an NFL setting, what are people doing at the tailgates? They ain't just sitting around eating. I can tell you, man, I've been to some New York jet games and, and Hey, JR, you want some of this jet fuel at what do I want? What?
And you got people loaded up on this stuff. I'm like, Hey, it's, uh, it's 11 AM in the morning. The game doesn't start until one 10 and y'all are out here drinking jet fuel. And I'm like, okay. And then what are you going to do when you go inside to the game?
You want to drink some more. And then when the game is done, people are sitting in the parking lot. They ain't just driving and leaving. They're drinking and waiting for people to leave. So this isn't, this isn't anything new. Uh, should the teams think about being responsible?
I guess, but they're thinking about money first and foremost, and this bolt's true. Ask people who, uh, you know, have walked around with alcohol tucked into their shirts, their pants, their pockets, people drinking alcohol at work, people drinking alcohol before they go to work. If people want to drink, they go and drink. I'm going to take more of your calls on the other side. 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. It's a very noble thought.
It ain't reality. I'll get some more of your calls on the other side. You're listening to the JR sport brief on CBS sports radio. Hey JR, thanks for taking my call. Your show is bad-ass and you always have a good quality bunch of callers. First of all, I tell you, man, I'm a big fan of yours, man. You kill it, man. You do great shows at night, man. Hey JR, how's it going? Just want to say I appreciate you. You're my late night therapist, so I appreciate you.
Thank you. Call in now at 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. It's the JR sport brief show here with you on CBS sports radio. We've been talking about the, uh, the extension or the extended window of serving alcohol at some MLB stadiums. Now that the games have been shortened, the games were three hours and now they're two and a half hours. There's less time to sell booze. And so some teams have just said, uh, we going to sell alcohol later than the seventh inning. And a lot of people are like, oh, it's not cool.
It's not fair. I'm going to have people walking out of the stadium drunk and getting in their cars. And I'm just like, man, people going to drink.
They're going to find the alcohol. I don't necessarily see the huge deal. Would it be a nice noble thing to do? Does it make sense? Yes, it does.
But if people are going to drink, they're certainly going to drink. I'm going to get back to your calls. That's 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS.
That's 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. Also, by the way, speaking of, you know, being noble or, or having morals, I did see this, uh, in the news today that Ja Morant has actually filed a countersuit against the teenager that accused him of punching Ja Morant, which Ja Morant did. You might remember this. It's part of that whole wild week where everything that Ja Morant has done over the past year was reported from, uh, the, the gun or the, well, we know about the gun that we know about the gun at the strip club. We also learned about the, uh, the incident at the mall, uh, showing up to help defend his mom.
We knew about the, uh, the laser pointer in the back of an NBA arena with the Pacers. And, and then we knew about the kid that he punched at his own property at a pickup basketball game. And Ja Morant admitted that he punched the kid in the face and the kid alleged that he then went inside and flashed the gun. And so now Ja Morant is basically, he has filed a countersuit and it says that this kid has helped damage Ja Morant's reputation, has put him at risk of losing millions of dollars. Uh, Ja Morant didn't want to talk about this at practice today. And we know Morant is in the middle of a five-year $200 million deal.
Uh, he would, or might make an additional $40 million if he made the All-NBA team this season, that is, I'd say unlikely to happen given his suspension. And so now he's hitting back at this, this kid for, I guess what he believes is spreading lies. And it's like, what are you, what are you suing the kid for? Has his family got a lot of money down the block? Maybe. Uh, I'm sure Ja Morant doesn't live in a, you know, in a terrible place. So I don't know. Let's sleep in dog's lie. You going to sue the teen for lying?
Like these are all situations that Ja Morant put himself in. You want to get your $40 million back if you don't make, you know, All-NBA? Is it like, can you look in the mirror? Oh, what do I know?
I would leave it alone. Just you taking your suspension. These are things that you've done. Uh, he said the kid threw a ball in his face and threatened him.
And so he punched him in the face. Uh, there's a whole lot that you should know better of. 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS is 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. Joe is calling from Erie, Pennsylvania. You're on CBS sports radio. What's up, Joe? Hey, JR. Just like the same big fan, man.
You got one of the best voices, you know, on the radio. Are we touching on the Ja Morant thing? Uh, nah, you can talk about whatever, man. Would you? Well, on the Morant thing, I feel, I feel like in my personal opinion is that I've seen in my own eyes is that they come for you at your highest point.
Okay. In his case, you know, it's probably what's going on now. You know, every, every, every story has two sides.
Who knew? Who knows what happened there? I think his fight back almost shows a little bit that maybe he, maybe he is innocent because I've gone through similar things.
You know what I mean? I, it's, you know, not innocent, but I mean that there was some, there was some merit to it, I guess to say, you know what I mean? It's not even, it's not even the issue of what took place at his home. It's that they were a series of, of events that you should know better. At what point does one thing happen and two things happen and three things happen and four things happen? Well, the common denominator thing, the common denominator thing, and it's, it's, it's a good point, but I'll tell you what, sometimes the world reacts different to the same pitch, to the same type of person, I guess to say, I see it in my own, I see it in my own life. I say, I guess it's hard to, but again, though, I know what you're saying, common denominator, if these things keep popping up around you, you gotta be doing something wrong. Yeah. That's the case too.
Yeah. Listen, Hey, Joe, I'll put it to you this way. If, if I spent every day for an entire year walking through, uh, you know, every alleyway in at three o'clock in the morning and pick a city, like I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, you know, I might be good one day, but I'm asking to get my ass whooped or worse. And so there comes a point in time where, well, let's put it this way.
How common is this? We have a lot of athletes. We have a lot of stars. I can't think of a stretch. I can think of some terrible things that have happened to a lot of people. Yes, we can.
But for the most part, we got a lot of stars that don't get into squat diddly. And so there comes a point in time where you have to go. Yeah. Once is okay. It twice a coincidence, three times or four times.
Like sometimes you not, sometimes there's a lot of times you just gotta, you gotta look in the mirror and said, nah, this ain't no one off occurrence. Eight five five two one two four CBS. Fernando's calling from Toronto. Go ahead, Fernando. Greetings and salutations. How are you? Shep, how are you two? We're good, man.
We're up against a break. Go ahead. Yeah.
I just wanted to make that comment about, uh, drinking late at the, uh, after seven innings. Yeah. Yeah.
You have to go, man, please. Yeah. Sorry.
My bad. So I totally disagree with that. I think that people are people. We should be responsible, hella accountable for our actions. It's like saying, do guns kill people or do people kill people? Same thing. We have to be accountable for what we do.
And I don't feel in all ways about them selling beer late. That's my point. Yeah. All right.
Thank you, Fernando. Yeah. But there does. And it, and this is reality.
This is not a matter of morals. This is reality. If I go to a bar and they serve me too much alcohol, or even if I walk in, if I walk in and they think I'm drunk, they not letting me in. And if I'm there and I'm getting drunk at their place and they feel that I've had enough, they're going to stop serving me. And if I go outside and do something ridiculous, they're going to be held responsible.
That's reality. We can all talk about how we need to be responsible for ourselves. Yeah. You damn right.
We should. A lot of people are not. We can look at the stats. We can look at the numbers. You might be able to look at yourself. You can look at your friends. You can look at your families. How many people are always responsible with their drinking?
You don't think the teams and the people serving to bear no responsibility. It's the JR sport. We show you what you want. CBS sports radio. I'm going to get some more of your calls.
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