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It is the JR Sport Brief show on CBS Sports Radio. Happy Friday night to you. Happy almost Saturday morning. Happy beginning of the weekend. Happy playoffs.
Happy everything, okay? I'm gonna be hanging out here with you for the next two hours. Shout-outs to everybody getting ready to enjoy their Friday night. Shout-outs to everybody getting that money. Shout-outs to everybody relaxing. Shout-outs to you for just being here with me, okay?
I get started 10 p.m. Eastern, 7 Pacific. I'm coming to you live from Atlanta, Georgia. And so this show's being beamed out all over the damn place. All over the country. All over North America. You can listen on your local CBS Sports Radio affiliate.
Lock in on the free Odyssey app, AUDACY. Sirius XM Channel 158 and also a smart speaker. Super producer and host Dave Shepherd is here with us as well. And oh, here we go. Here's this guy.
Oh, that's his date. Okay, take it easy Alex Rodriguez. Okay. Wow. Okay.
Anyway. Well, partial owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Soon to be part of the majority ownership group. Minnesota Timberwolves are beating OKC right now.
111 to 86. And so Minnesota is about five minutes away from winning the eighth seed in the Western Conference. And the Minnesota Timberwolves will then go on to face the Denver Nuggets. And while I sit here in the studio, I looked up and I see Alex Rodriguez.
Yep, part of the Wolves ownership group. He's clapping his hands and he is sitting next to a woman. And then he's clapping his hands and the next thing you know, his hands move over to her shoulder to her neck, which is fine. And then it's just I'm like, oh, here's A-Rod's next. It's his girlfriend.
It's his date, whatever it is. And you just saw it coming from a mile away. I'm glad that A-Rod only put his hand around her neck and her shoulders and nothing else. But anyway, this isn't the only basketball game that took place tonight. Earlier this evening, the Miami Heat on their own time, they decided to clinch the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. The Miami Heat beat the Chicago Bulls 102 to 91. And Jimmy Butler got busy at the end of this game. The Heat came back from down six. At one point, they led by 10 and a third. This was a back and forth game. And then Miami Heat, they just went nuts at the end of the game.
A 15 to 1 run to close things out. Both Jimmy Butler and Max Struce had 31 points. And Struce, he finished with seven threes, including this big one. Jimmy Butler was cut into the basket. He decided to throw it over to the corner. And Struce, he decided to knock down his seventh three. This one was big time. Take a listen courtesy of the Heat Radio Network. Butler with 29.
Girls around. Leaves it for Struce. Three ball.
Right wing. He got it. He got it. He got it. Max Struce. With four barrels of juice. Seven of 12 from downtown.
He has 28. Barrels of juice. Okay.
Alright, whatever. After the game, Max Struce, he was on TNT. They spoke to Chris Haynes.
Max Struce with all the juice. He was asked, hey, how's it feel to take on your old childhood team? This is what he said. I don't care.
It's huge. It don't really matter who we're playing. We had to win this one no matter what. So winner go home and we're not done yet. So we want to keep playing and it's good to get that one.
But it does feel a little bit better against them. I'm not going to lie. You had those threes, man.
How were they able to find you in those crevices? Hit the ball to him. He's one of the best to find me. I love playing with him. He just makes the game easy for everyone. Yeah, and then you got Jimmy Butler who when the playoffs come around, people think that he puts on a cape. Jimmy Butler talked about the key to their success.
Keep being in attack mode. Eventually, the ball's got to go in. I can't keep missing layup. Did you feel the pressure?
Is it seven seed? You know, you lost the first play-in game and had this one close. Was it pressure within locker room? Nah, I don't think any of us felt any type of pressure. We went out, we competed, we played the right way, corrected some things and did what we were supposed to do. Now Bam Adebayo was feeling pressure. One of nine from the field. Bam Adebayo finished with eight points. Four assists. He did have 17 rebounds and he had a huge block at the end of the game that, that almost put a punctuation mark on everything. Zach Levine, a terrible night. 15 points, six of 20 from the field. And one of those misses came from this big block by Bam Adebayo.
Levine flying. He got bucked by Bam at the apex. Bam Adebayo might not be a finalist for Defensive Player of the Year, but you try it.
I dare you. And even with that big block, it didn't help the fact that he shot like crap. And so Bam Adebayo, he was asked after the game, man, do you get psyched out? Is it hard to still play both ends of the floor and do everything else when you suck offensively?
This is what Bam said. On a night where maybe the shots weren't going that you were able to stay in it defensively. Rebound at the volume you did. Is that tough to do at times when there's frustration offensively?
No. Just because the game isn't only, you know, depending on if shots fall or not. You know, I felt like I had a big impact on that game even though my shots wasn't falling. Yeah, that's a question seemingly by someone who has never, ever picked up a basketball.
Ever. Like rebound. Rebound and defense, that's effort. Shots aren't always going to fall, but this is not a baseball. Oh my God, I'm crap at the plate.
Oh my God, I'm sucking. I'm one for 30 right now at the plate. And all now I'm standing here in right field and I'm thinking about what I can do at the plate. And now I'm taking my struggles from the plate out into the field. Man. You can rebound the ball.
You don't gotta be 12 of 12 from the field to play defense. Congratulations to the Miami Heat. You got the Bucks up next.
Congrats. I give the Miami Heat, I don't know, one or two games. Max, the Bucks, unless there's some type of injury, the Bucks should just walk on through them.
Either way, the Miami Heat make the playoffs. Eric Spolstra, proud of his guys. Obviously has not been perfect this year, but I do know one thing about the men in that locker room the last 48 hours. I know how categorically, unequivocally, how badly and desperately our group wanted to get into this damn thing. And get into the playoffs to have an opportunity to compete compete for a title. And that's the part that I love about this group, even when there's some frustrating times during the season. I know how badly the guys want to win and how much they put into it. And it was just great to see, you know, that competitive spirit.
It was a classic old-school Eastern Conference game. No, sounds like I didn't know if he wanted to cry at the beginning of that or? No. And congratulations to you, Donnas Haslam. As this career will continue for, I guess, I don't know. Six more games, six more games to be a cheerleader.
Good for him. 8-5-5, 2-1-2 for CBS. That's 8-5-5, 2-1-2 for CBS. We're now about 90 seconds away, about a minute away now, from Minnesota coming to a final conclusion as they close up this eighth seed to take on the Denver Nuggets. I'm going to get to your calls. I'm going to update you on the conclusion of this game. I want to talk to you about the Dallas Mavericks being, just kind of getting slapped on the wrist for tanking last week.
We got more to do. Let's clear some of your calls up from here on the board. 8-5-5, 2-1-2 for CBS. James is calling from Atlanta.
You're on the JR sport ratio. What's up, James? Yeah, what up, JR, man? You're one of the coolest cats on CBS Sports, man.
Well, thanks. Yeah, man. You in Atlanta, man. I don't know. And we both in Atlanta, man.
I don't know what's going on with this bipolar weather, man. I just want to bring up two quick things. You know, the big thing in Atlanta right now is Jermaine Dupree. Uh-oh. Wait, wait, whoa, whoa, whoa, before it even comes out of your mouth. You about to say something about Freaknik? Well, I was just saying it's the big news in Atlanta, and I know you're a cool cat, but I wanted to see the young JR and I wanted to see were you a part of this Freaknik documentary. No, I was, no, Freaknik is, I was in elementary school for Freaknik. No, you will not see me on Peachtree grabbing ass.
No, you won't. Oh, man. I wanted to see that young JR in the Atlanta streets, man. No, this is the young JR, and when I'm in the streets, nobody knows, but we'll keep that quiet.
What else you got? Cool. So yeah, Dan Snyder, man. It's a good thing to get this guy out of here, man. What do you think the impact will be that Magic Johnson is actually a part of the ownership and what do you think has been the biggest reason? We haven't yet seen a single minority owner in the NFL or the NBA. Well, there aren't necessarily a whole lot of minority owners running around who would have the cash flow just to dump at an NFL franchise. NFL franchises don't just pop up for sale every single year.
And then third, you got ownership groups. You have to be voted in by about 75% of the owners, and I don't think they're necessarily running around to to grab or put somebody in. I think it'll happen one day.
Will it happen immediately? I'm not so sure. I mean, one of the groups that was reportedly interested in purchasing the Commanders, which Jeff Bezos, who pretty much runs Amazon, which in turn almost runs the world, and Jay-Z was a part of that group. And Jay-Z, for as many billions that he might have, he don't have enough to cough up six bill to purchase a team. And so when you ask about the impact that Magic Johnson will have on the Commanders, I'm not looking for it to be a gigantic impact. I will say this, having Magic Johnson a part of the ownership group, of which there aren't even a lot of minority owners for NFL teams, let alone black minority owners on NFL teams. Magic Johnson is going to be, and it sucks to say, probably the best damage control if there should be an issue in the NFL.
There's going to be an expectation that for a league that does not have Colin Kaepernick, for a league that was pushed into making a statement by its own players when George Floyd was murdered, that Magic Johnson should have some type of voice or an impact. And I would certainly hope that's the case moving forward. I wouldn't expect anything more. Yes, sir, man. Great show, JR, man. Look forward to hearing your brother, and I can't wait to see the free Nate documentary. Thank you, James, for calling from Atlanta.
I appreciate you. Hey, I gotta I gotta see if JD is a big sports fan. I don't I don't see him at the games too much. I know he's really into music, but if JD is into sports, we'll get him here on the show.
Don't don't worry about that. It's the JR Sport Brief Show here with you on CBS Sports Radio. We got a final score. The Minnesota Timberwolves have just secured the final spot in the Western Conference. The eighth seed Minnesota goes over OKC 120 to 95.
The Timberwolves, they got a date with the Denver Nuggets in the first round. It's all done. It's all set. The NBA playoff matchups are done. What we're going to do, we'll take a break.
When we come back on the other side, I'll fill you in on some of the numbers, the information here. I'll give you a rundown of the NBA playoffs and the schedule. Well, soon we'll hear from the Timberwolves, and then we'll talk about the Mavs and we just got more to do while I'm here. It's the JR Sport Brief Show on CBS Sports Radio, NBA playoffs, set and ready to go. You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio.
You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. How you doing, man? I'm a big fan. I like what you do, man. I enjoy your show.
You be on point, brother. You doing the same, man. Just wanted to commend you about that. Hey, John. Love your show, man. I really appreciate what you're doing. You're like the Webster of sports.
Call in now at 855-212-4CBS. I'm still never never did. I think I guess I'm I guess I've been here long enough now. I never think chef you could stop the Missy Elliott.
I never thought I'd be here. Somebody asking me about Freaknik. Hey, chef, you know about Freaknik?
I know about Missy Elliott. I don't know about Freaknik. Okay. All right. Oh, I was going to say I'll send you videos, but I'll let you Google it on your own time. Okay, you know what?
I'm surprised someone hasn't brought up in all seriousness. Oh, well, it's go ahead. I don't know where you're going with this, but go ahead.
No, I'm not I'm not trying to I'm not trying to be a comedian with this, you know, this is serious in the last 48 hours. He's an he's an icon at Jamie Foxx. Yeah, what does he have to do with what Mike Tyson? What does he have to do with us? Well, no, because people are bringing up Jermaine Dupree, and he's obviously a figure outside of the scope of sports. Yeah, you have to know what Freak it's you have to know what Freaknik is to understand the correlation.
Okay, got it. Because I mean to me that's the big story outside of sports right now. Is what's going on with Jamie Foxx, not Jermaine Dupree. No, it's not Jermaine Dupree is not the story. Jermaine Dupree is one of the he's one of the producers on this upcoming Freaknik documentary, which will air on on Hulu of the only and it's very it's tied to Atlanta. That's why he asked all the best to Jamie Foxx though.
We don't know what his medical condition is. I know I've seen a lot of rumors and he also tied to Atlanta. I think the movie that Jamie Foxx was working on at the time earlier this week is being filmed down here as they are a crap ton of movie studios, especially with Marvel and people film a lot of things here. So all the best to Jamie Foxx and and shoutouts to everybody who at some point in their life attended, you know Freaknik, but anyway, congratulations to the Minnesota Timberwolves 120 to 95. The Minnesota Timberwolves go over Oklahoma City and let me just be very clear.
I'm going to give you a short summation and I'll give you some numbers to back it up. Oklahoma City couldn't hit a damn shot tonight. Awful terrible Josh giddy had 31 points the other night tonight. He had six points two of 13 from the field.
Shay Gilgus Alexander. He had 22 points. He was five of 19 and he ended up getting popped in the eye.
He looked like he got hit by Gervonta Davis. This is not good for Oklahoma City. They got a bright beautiful future Chet Holmgrum. I don't know what he'll do. I hope the next time we see him.
Maybe he has had a couple of cheeseburgers. He needs to go on Zion's diet and Zion needs to go on his diet. But anyway, the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight Carl Anthony towns another solid performance. Damn good 28 points 11 rebounds 11 of 16 from the field and Anthony Edwards having a bounce-back game himself 19 points 10 rebounds. 8 of 19 from the field and I just told you about Carl Anthony towns. He was getting busy.
This was non-competitive by the time. We started to really move towards the second half and get deep Carl Anthony towns. This man was going strong to the basket in the third and he was creating some distance for these Timberwolves.
Listen. Conley off the Gobert screen baseline drive to the opposite corner Nikhil hesitates now finds towns he rumbles down the lane. The layup is good. No offensive foul there. Yeah, Torian Prince had a crap game coming off the bench for Minnesota tonight. Only six points two of eight from the field, but he was able to knock down a buzzer beater to put the Wolves up 17.
So off the inbound up top of Darwin charge takes him in the paint got away with the travel out. Anthony Edwards still get airborne drop it back to Prince will beat the shot clock buzzer with a corner three. It's a 9-0 Timberwolves run TP in enemy territory right in front of the Thunder bench. You can't name somebody TP come on now.
Now, who am I to say right? My name is JR, but you can't nickname some toilet paper. Is it just me if my name was Torian Prince and I'm before the game and he announced a shout outs to the Wolves radio network. Hey TP.
How you doing? Go what? No. Torian Torian or just call me Prince.
Okay, don't don't call me TP is toilet paper. Anyway, Anthony Edwards. He has a nickname too.
They call this man ant-man when he was coming out of here in Atlanta, Georgia. Anthony Edwards. He got busy. He had a big three late in the game helped put them up by 14 points. Cross court Prince Anthony Edwards comes to the baseline spins back middle now to keel the right side of Prince. He'll take a run along the baseline kick out and open. Look at the three that is just perfect basketball.
It's beautiful offense side to side drive and kick drive and kick move the ball. Point five mentality 84 70. Okay. Yeah, the game.
It was an ass-whooping. Okay, 120 to 95 Minnesota beats. Okay, see playoffs are done folks or not the playoffs are done.
But the the the seedings the games the all of that is set. So let me fill you in here. If you need a quick update.
If you are looking for your basketball fix. Starts tomorrow. You don't got to wait.
Depends on not even you don't have to wait. We're about 12 hours away. Brooklyn and Philadelphia will get you started at 1 p.m. Eastern time. Atlanta and Boston follows that up.
You have New York and Cleveland and then you have a nightcap, which would be pretty cool should be pretty cool Golden State at Sacramento. Awesome. I love it. I love it. I love it.
I love it. And then when you continue on and you start moving over into Sunday. We have the other half of the games Los Angeles will start things off against Memphis. Miami will take on Milwaukee. The Los Angeles Clippers will take on Phoenix. And then the team that just secured the final eighth spot in the West Minnesota will go to Denver. Where they will probably lose unless Denver decides to be one of the biggest choke jobs in NBA history.
It's possible, isn't it? 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. It's 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. Let's go to Seth. He's calling from Iowa. You're on the JR sport brief show. What's up, Seth? How's it going? Jr. Man, how are you? I'm excellent. What's on your mind?
Yes, sir. As a New York Knicks fan. I am excited for tomorrow. I've been waiting a long time for this.
I feel like Stephen A. Smith. They just let us down all the time. But right now I don't even care if we lose. I am just so glad that we're there.
Okay, so I'm assuming so I'll tell you this. I'm not favoring the Knicks to win this series. I'm favoring the Cleveland Cavaliers to win. Part of the reason is because of Julius Randall his ankle. He says not but he'll go out there and play.
I'm I can't see him not attempting to play but him running around on a on a gimpy ankle is not helping. And so when loser draw the Knicks we know they ain't winning the championship. What do you want next for the New York Knicks?
Let's say over the next year. What do you want from them? Well, I want a great lottery and a draft pick. So hopefully we can get get one of those two. That's that's all I'm hoping for. Well, they're there.
They're in the they're in the playoffs and so you won't see them with a lottery pick, but they're going to end up with a draft pick and it won't be the Dallas Mavericks pick, but we'll we'll talk about that as well. Seth. I appreciate you, man. All right, man. Thanks to have a great show. You too, man.
Be smooth. Vlad is calling from Illinois. You're on CBS Sports Radio J2 flipping are how you doing, man? What did you call me? You didn't call me TP, but I'm the J to the what J to the flipping are flipping are. Okay, good. What's up Vlad?
I'll never call you TP. Yeah, man. I want to talk about the NBA playoffs, you know, I'm a Celtics fan. So I want Jason to bounce back and you know, make to the finals again. I know the Bucks are going to be a big, you know, a big roadblock, but I'm trusting in Jason Tatum and Joe Missoula and the boys and hopefully they can make some noise, you know, there. Yeah.
No, absolutely. I think I think starting off here against the Hawks will be a good warm-up for them. The Hawks are not they ain't no pushovers. Okay, the Hawks are going to score points, but are they going to stop the Celtics from scoring? I don't see that. And so I think this is a good start for the Celtics. They don't run up against anybody to man, please for it before I go drop that merch.
Okay, it's Vlad. You want a JR sport brief hoodie, don't you? I also want to know if summer is about to be summertime, man. I need a muscle shirt now. You need a muscle shirt? Yeah, man. Okay.
I was only going to sell hoodies and t-shirts, but now you you want a muscle shirt. I got you Vlad. Okay. I appreciate it brother. All right.
Thank you Vlad for calling from Illinois. Yeah, I got I got to get the store together. You want some muscle shirt? You and you in Illinois, man.
It ain't going to take a little bit longer for it to get really stay warm consistently. You buy a hoodie. James is here from Houston.
He could wear a muscle shirt. Hey, James, you're on CBS Sports Radio. What's up? Let's go JR, put it out, baby.
I'm going to let the world know when the store's up. What's going on, James? Man, I just called to say that it feels so good in Houston to hustle. The rest of the NFL because we down here, we understand it doesn't matter if we get the quarterback, we're fine. If we get the Alabama defensive end, we're fine. Hell, if we get Jalen Carter, we're fine because we suck.
So anywhere is up. Well, wouldn't don't you want a quarterback? You won't necessarily have the first pick. Obviously, you're going to have to get whoever Carolina doesn't take and now we even hear all man. They may take Anthony Richardson. Don't you want a quarterback? If it's if it's bright, if it's the Alabama's quarterback, we've taken him all day. You want Bryce? We'll take the picks instead. We'll do something instead.
Here's what I'm saying. Is that by the Texas not saying anything, all of these people that are just grappling for clicks and they're doing all the rumor mill for us. We don't even have to do any line because they're doing the line for us. And so what happens is it's putting pressure on the Seattle's of the world, the Oakland's of the warming up now Vegas of the world because not only do they have to worry about whether or not we're going to take the quarterback. They're only two really big-time defensive players at the top.
And in my opinion, Jalen Carter and the Alabama kids. So I'll agree with you on this James knowing that the Texans and it feels I feel like the number one spot is it belongs to Houston. It feels like every year. It must be nice to not necessarily have that same pressure, huh? Yeah, man, you know, it's a different thing.
But you know, we really got to get these Astros going because that's by the time we come off the championship run. Okay, James, take solace in having a champion. Okay. Well, thank you, man. You take it easy.
Okay. I'm like, he's like, oh, we got to get these Astros going. I'm like, oh, okay call over. We don't need to talk to him no more. It just won a World Series like what more relax.
It's like every in a different type of way. That's like everybody telling Bill Belichick. Hey Bill, when are you winning the next one?
He's like relax, please, please. Marco Belletti, you love the Astros, don't you? I know you do. Oh, yeah, who doesn't love the Astros?
You love them. You wearing a Yankee hat right now, you know, I am. How you feeling about the Yankees this year? They'll be exactly what they are 95 wins get into the playoffs and crumble be great Astros will beat them again. They can't beat the Astros.
They don't match up at all. Yeah, that's how it goes and I heard Tampa. Well, you know what instead of asking you here about Tampa Bay. I'll make them play the fancy music. You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio.
You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. The only reason I call you made me laugh my ass off. I nearly collapsed on the floor with laughter when I turn you on the first thing you said and I think you should start writing some of this down and compile it into a book. Call in now at 855-212-4CBS. That sounds dangerous.
I don't need nobody doubling over onto the floor and laughter that's sounds dangerous. Think they still do this. I think they still sell life alert. Do they still have life alert Shep? Do you know I'm pretty sure they do?
Yes, so happy you just press the button and like somebody just opens over to the house, right and I want one or something. Listen, I'm in my late 30s not late 90s. I don't know how that stuff works. Life alert. I don't want to see all these commercials. Is Joe Namath selling or is he selling insurance?
Too young to be selling life alert. Joe Namath? Yeah. Okay.
Gotta be 81 at most. Well, what are some other commercials? I haven't seen Brett Favre in any commercials recently. I wonder why.
I wonder. What other old athletes do commercials? Who else is it? I'm sure old athletes that do commercials. Well, Michael does commercials. Jordan? Yeah, he always pops up every now and then. Barkley does a lot of them, especially during March.
Nah, we'll forget Charles Barkley. You mean like older athletes? Yeah, what commercial have you seen Michael Jordan in? The underwear ones. Michael Jordan is still selling underwear? Well, I mean they're in syndication.
So like it's not that he's made them recently, but he's done so many of them. Oh nah, get out of here. Who are some old ass to see there are none? DeMonte used to do the coffee ones all the time but that was back in the day. No, I'm talking about now. No, I understand that. Old athletes that do commercials now, I just... Joe Namath, all day.
All day, Joe. That's a great question. Trying to think of like Jabbar's not... I mean does Magic... He's not old, right? Magic Johnson is not... He's in commercials for HIV medication, right? No, no, no, he's in a lot of Sprite commercials now. Magic Johnson? Magic does a lot of commercials, yes. But Magic's not old though. They still sell Sprite?
Pepsi, Sprite, Coke, Coke Zero. Sprite is not in the same category as that other. I mean, come on. I'm just saying Magic's in a lot of commercials is my point though. I don't watch enough TV, man.
I'm saying that's why I'm blanking on a lot of this right now. I don't know what's on. I just know it could be 4 a.m. in the morning. It could be 4 p.m.
It could be 11. I just saw there's Joe Namath. He's selling insurance or Medicaid or something. I don't know what he's selling. I don't know.
Quick question for you. Do you know who we have not seen in like a decade do anything besides like just like in celebratory baseball promotions? Other than that, we don't see him commercialized. Who? And it's a real disappointment that he's not. Willie Mays. Willie? Willie's old, bruh. Like the last 10 years like he doesn't do anything.
How old is he actually like he's early 90s JR. He's the last guy like Ted's gone. Joe Dee's gone. Ernie's gone. Hank's gone. Frank's gone. Willie's now gone.
Shep if I make it to 91 years old if I make it by the way, Joe when I say Willie, I don't mean say hey, I mean makavi just just for the record. Oh, okay. I thought you took him. Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. Let's let's let's go back here, right?
Which who are you talking about that? We haven't seen in 10 years this say hey kid, but I also remember there's two Willy's when we talk about baseball legends, especially Giants and I want to make it clear. I was talking about Willie makavi being gone not Willie Mays, but my point is he's the last one like I would. Okay.
So we're on the same page, right? Mays is 91 years old. No, I understand that but there's there's hundred-year-olds that are still practicing medicine in this country and Willie Mays can't like pop up in a commercial. That's not asking for a lot in the last 10 years Jr. Come on now like he is 91 years old Bob Shepherd was doing PA work till a hundred. He talked for a living. Okay, he was a professor and he spoke Willie Mays played baseball and the last time I saw Willie Mays, I think every time that I've seen Willie Mays the man was in a wheelchair. If I make it to 91 years old if I make it when you make it to 91 keep going if if I make it.
Yep. I want to be left alone. I don't think you know, and I'm not Willie Mays. I could be Jr. From Dallas. I could be Jr. From here on CBS. I could be Jr. World famous baseball player. If I get the 91 has nothing to do with my profession or anything. If I get the 91 I want to be left the hell alone. So you to look at you.
I want to look at my family and be left alone. I respect all that but you're telling me from the age of 81 to 91. There's there's this wealth and absolute in-depth knowledge that you have to share with the world and it's just not going anywhere. And that's what I feel like with Willie Mays can shed so much insight and in so much knowledge about and so much I would just say I'm sure I'm sure he has about the game and we never hear from him and it's a damn shame because he's the group he was disrespected for about 20 30 years when Joe DiMaggio insisted everywhere he got introduced. He's the greatest living ball player, even though you and I both know no one has Joe DiMaggio even in the same stratosphere as Willie Mays. Correct and I googled Willie Mays. 2015 eight years Willie Mays gets out of wheelchair to join President Obama on stage. This was 2015. You're right because people can't do commercials from wheelchairs these days.
That's not the point. I mean people don't not everybody wants to be you know, in Front Street people want to be like he's lived this life in the public eye. Like you don't think that you don't think the egos man just I'm 91. Leave me alone, but I think Joe Namath and this and part of it was the hold on emerging. Yeah, I'm gonna say that this is this is the answer to Joe name and I've met Joe Namath. I've met his daughter.
They are very lovely people. I like them Joe Namath was a pimp not not like that my apologies. I don't I like him, but I don't need a lawsuit. He was he was just a cool. I need to be seen. He was a trailblazer. I'm gonna wear stockings.
I'm put on a fur coat. I'm gonna get deals Joe Namath is about to flash. That's that's his thing. And so to have Joe Namath now even even in his 80s is almost just like hey, I'm still here. It's like Ric Flair.
Ric Flair has literally almost died multiple times and Ric Flair will not go anywhere because Ric Flair needs to be seen. Not everybody needs to be seen. Not everybody has a yearning for it. But no JR and I and I respect everything you're saying it makes all the sense in the world, but I do think there's an in-between you don't have to be in the public eye every day of your life or even every year for God's sakes.
It doesn't have to be like an anniversary every 365 days. All I'm just saying is Willie Mase has disappeared and fallen off the face of the Earth. Like we don't hear from this guy for a decade now. He's 91.
We don't know health problems. I'm sure there are some right but Christopher Plummer was getting older was winning Oscars, you know around that age. So I'm just I'm just saying like 91 is not ancient everybody, but everybody ages differently. Man, we got we got people who are you know in their 50s and 60s and have issues of people in their 90s. We have people in their 90s who are like 60 every time I saw Willie Mase and you said in 10 years every time I've seen the man.
He's in a chair. We got we have celebrities now and I'm talking about athletes. I mean Kawhi Leonard don't talk to nobody.
We got plenty of people. I don't know what they sound like. Damar DeRozan barely speaks. It's amazing that his daughter and a poor young lady was receiving death threats. That shows you how what a crackpot world we live in. She's nine when a nine-year-old screaming at a basketball game is receiving death threats.
That's why I told you somebody called a couple months ago or two months a month ago. JR you you advocating violence for the basketball players to you know, Bradley Beal he deserved to hit that guy. Yeah, that guy deserved to get hit by Bradley Beal should Bradley Beal have done it.
No, he shouldn't have but he certainly deserved it and you want to tell me opposite, you know anonymous jerks and I know I get it. Some of them are anonymous jerks. It only takes one anonymous jerk to really feel emboldened to go and do something and it yeah, they all deserve to get smacked. They should line them up figure out who they are. They should let Damar DeRozan all six foot five of him 220 230 pounds of them. Just let them punch everybody in the face. What a world and you and then you wonder why certain people man.
They just want to be left alone. He went in 91 years old. Hey, God bless Willie Mays and whatever he's doing he might be taking a nap right now. He might be eating ice cream.
I don't know good for him. 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS Rodney calling from Alabama. What's up, Rodney? Hello. Yeah, you're live on the radio.
Go ahead. What up? What up? What up? I just want to talk about you excited to watch out Nick this weekend. You excited? No, not so I'm looking forward to it personally. I mean we make some folks.
That's my opinion. The Knicks wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, you just said the whole slow wait, wait, slow down. You said the New York Knicks are going to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers. You said in five games four to one four games four to zero. It's just oh, they're going to sweep them. Okay, that's what I would give me some more predictions. Get tell me about the some of the other games other games going to be going to be a watch.
Does the hospital get swept the sick the neck don't lose probably in five. And I think the leggings might win in seven. Okay, and but I like the Knicks are going to sweep the Cavs. All right.
Okay. That's why I believe because I don't think done in Donovan. Mitchell doesn't move me.
He doesn't move the needle for me. Everybody's talking about oh Mitchell did not eat. What about what about Julius Randall probably being on one leg?
Julie's gonna I'll take bread on one leg didn't in Mitchell on two legs. Okay. All right. What have you had to have? What have you had to eat tonight? Rodney you have anything special to eat? Nope, just chicken. What was in it?
What type of chicken? Oh, no, I got talked to the ladies in the cab. They might have they might have spiked.
It was wrong. You know the ladies in the who the late the ladies in the cafeteria. They might have spiked it with some. Oh, you're you're you're a college student. Oh, no, I work at our get in the hospital. Oh, wait a minute. So the ladies in the hospital are putting stuff in the chicken. They might they might they might have put some extra in it.
Who knows? Okay. Did you smoke the chicken or did you eat it? I can't say I can't say all that away or you know, I owe you work in a hospital. Hey, be safe Rodney. Okay, you to be easy. All right. Thank you.
So thank you Rodney with the was that amusing? I got chicken from the cafeteria. I'm like cafeteria.
What hospital cafeteria? He said he had the 76ers and Nets getting swept. They're both playing each other. Is that what he said? I didn't even catch that. Yes. Yes. Yes. I kind of just after he said the New York Knicks thing.
I'm just like, yeah, well humor me some more. No. That chicken in the hospital cafeteria.
Oh my God. Chicken sounds awful. Anyway, it's the JR sport brief show here with you on CBS Sports Radio.
Yeah phone lines open. If you want to holler at me, I would be here with you for one more hour. We're going to talk some of these playoff matchups talk about the Dallas Mavericks. I saw a Buddha Baker wants to be traded. So everybody wants money and Mark Cuban is ready to lose some. It's a JR sport.
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