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6.2.23 - JR SportBrief Hour 4

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June 3, 2023 1:59 am

6.2.23 - JR SportBrief Hour 4

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June 3, 2023 1:59 am

JR explains why he has so much love for Andre Ward. JR also addresses Tom Brady's latest comments on parenting


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Everywhere. Thank you to our super producer and host Dave Sheppard. He's coming to you live from New York City.

And we've had a busy, busy, busy night. Thank you so much to our super producer and host Dave Sheppard. Thank you so much to Basketball Hall of Famer, Denver Nuggets legend Alex English.

Alex English joined us earlier on in the show. He has the Denver Nuggets winning the finals in five games. Can't knock him for saying that. We've talked about Jokic getting respect. We talked about Russell Wilson deciding before he was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles were ready to bring him on and Russell Wilson said no. Probably in his best interest, Philadelphia would have eaten him alive. Adam Silver adding additional context to Ja Morant in his upcoming suspension saying that it doesn't have to do with him breaking any laws or Second Amendment rights. It has to do with him being an NBA player, him signing a contract that says you won't act like an ass. And so we'll see what that punishment sounds like. Frank Vogel looks like he'll be the new head coach of the Phoenix Suns coming to terms on a five year contract.

I'm sure over the next few days we will find out the details. I told you that the Dallas Cowboys not only are they the most valuable sports franchise on earth, approaching 10 billion, but they're also the most profitable sports team on earth. They're doing everything except for winning a title in a championship.

So we have more to do as we continue on with the show. And then we talked about Von Miller. Von Miller, for whatever reason, when he talks about the Denver Broncos, he still says we. I guess old habits die hard and he hasn't played enough games with Buffalo yet. All the best of Von Miller in his ACL tear recovery, he says he might be available. For the opening night, the New York Jets, September 11th, Monday Night Football, or he will get going later on in the year.

As long as Von Miller comes back and get sacks for the Buffalo Bills, I don't think anyone will care. And I'm going to get to the phone lines momentarily. We have a lot of callers here on the line.

That's 855-212-4CBS. For the rest of the show, before I get out of here, I do want to share with you some comments made by Tom Brady about his son and whether or not he would want his son to go out and play football. So I'll share that with you. We spoke to boxing Hall of Famer Andre Ward earlier this week. He has a documentary, The Book of Ward, that drops on Showtime and it should be available right now.

So I want to remind you about that documentary and you'll hear again from Andre Ward as to why you should probably go ahead and check it out. Unfortunately, speaking of bad behavior with this, the Ja Morant scenario, Gervonta Tank Davis, one of the most dynamic boxers in the world of sports, just knocked out Ryan Garcia with a liver shot. You may not have known this, but a few years ago in the pandemic, November 2020, that Gervonta Davis, he had to plead guilty last month for issues from a car crash. He basically was involved in a hit and run.

A pregnant woman was involved. Thank God, nobody died, but he was sentenced to 90 day house arrest. And if you're Gervonta Tank Davis, you being on house arrest is probably not the worst of things, but here's the deal.

He couldn't stay home. He stayed at a luxury hotel He went to another home, allegedly of his trainer, Calvin Ford, and they called a hearing and they put him in jail. And so instead of spending whatever was left on his house arrest, the 90 days, he's going to finish the rest of it out in jail. So he will be there for about two and a half months, maybe all three.

What do I know? I think his attorney said that there was no way that Gervonta Davis and his security detail, we're going to be able to stay in one home. And so he moved to a luxury hotel. Anyway, it's the JR Sport Reshow here on CBS Sports Radio. Let's get to these phones. Let's go ahead and talk to Derek. He's calling from Nashville. What's up, Derek? Yo, what's up, JR? First of all, just want to shout out, say thank you for the show. Love it.

You always keep it real. Give good feedback or consider it. So I have just two points. So I'll be brief because I know we got other callers. First of all, the jaw thing I think is right on point.

You know, there's a certain standard when there's these whole things called contracts that some people just don't consider and there are clauses in them and there are things that actually matter and you can breach them and there are consequences for them. So anyways, I'll move on. I kind of want to move on to and you don't like this.

I'll be brief, but I think it was Maggie. I'm sorry if I forgot her name, but I'm with her on the new rules. Called me a baseball purist. OK, no, not on the new rules. I like the new rules. I actually I was not on them at first, but now I love them like the games are faster.

I could actually go to a game and, you know, make plans after and actually get to them. However, when it comes to umpires, I think it's slippery slope. I think umpires it's actually amazing how accurate they are. And I think there's an element of human error that I don't actually mind.

And I think it's a slippery slope. Like if we go umpires and I think the next thing is maybe we don't need catchers and maybe we don't need, you know, I don't know. Call me a purist. I appreciate your opinion.

That's all I got. Thanks, JR. OK, thank you, Derek, for calling from Nashville. I mean, there are issues that that bother me more about baseball and it has nothing to do with the robotic umpire. I can't stand the the ghost runner at second for extra innings like we're gifting people extra bases like I can understand the pitch clock.

And look, me personally, baseball could have stayed the same and never changed. It could be three hours. I would not care. Don't matter to me. But I can understand from a business perspective, trying to attract a younger audience, why you would want to speed things up, why you want more action. I think anybody would want more action. So all that's fine. But the the consistency with a strike zone, I'm fine, like, why not?

Like, make the strike zone bigger than for all of that. I don't need the human error there. It don't matter to me. 8 5 5 2 1 2 for CBS. Brian is calling from Phoenix. What's up, Brian? Hey, Jay.

How are you doing tonight? I'm cool. All right, man. You know, first of all, I enjoy listening to your show. I listen as much as I can whenever I can. I think you're one of the best on the radio and you keep me you keep me coming back listening. Thanks.

Yeah, no problem at all. So hey, I'm just calling about John Moran, man. I'm just it you know, I think it's kind of sad. He's gotten caught twice and you know, you think he would learn his lesson the first time but he's got to grow up and act like a real man and he's got you know, he's got kids watching him, you know, and the kind of you know, they don't want to don't want to emulate what he does, you know, I mean, kind of silly that he would, you know, give up all that kind of money. And to make a, you know, bad decision showing guns on internet twice or whatever was and right, you know, it's kind of sad and I hope he, you know, can really figure it out because that's a lot of money you're going to be losing just for silliness of showing a gun. You know, I was glad to hear you what you said about it and I'm right there with you.

Well, thank you, Brian. He's going to have a lot of time to think about all of his decisions because I think he's going to be missing half of the season and then even outside of that, whatever he does in that time frame, I hope he gets more than the sham, sham counseling that he got the first go round where he just went away for a couple of days and boom, now he is learning how to deal with stress. It just reeked of BS and everybody talks about him having to grow up. Oh, Jon Morant has to grow up. Oh, Jon Morant has to be an adult, man.

What else do you need to do? Like when him checks cash, he's an adult, right? So let's not absolve him of his decision-making here.

Let's please, let's not do that. Andre is here from New Hampshire. You're on the JR Sport Brief Show. Hey JR, you are phenomenal at what you do and you make my ride home from work even better because I was, I'm a jock at heart. And JR, I was a kicker when I played football for nine years and regarding the NFL kickoff rule, I thought about it. I did my fair share of squib kicks and when we look at the NFL, they can fair catch inside the 25 yard line. But here's the thing, you have 40 yards to work with. If you have a guy like a Justin Tucker and Evan McPherson or like a Harrison Butker, I think there's going to be that one special teams coach, JR, that's going to say squid kick the heck out of the ball and make it bounce right before the 25 yard line and make it kangaroo hop inside the 25 and make it returnable. What do you think about that, JR? You know, like a good food for thought.

Does that, does that make sense? How long, how long does it take before the NFL adjusts to that rule? How long does it, how long does it take before the kickoff is just eliminated completely?

How long, how long does it take before a kicker's only job is to go for three or punt? You bring up a great point, brother. Yeah, it's just so weird because I love what Andy Reid said. He's like, at some point we're going to be playing flag football, but I just thought about it because like I remember doing all those squib kicks, man. But yeah, I'm glad I called you about that, JR.

Thank you so much, brother. There's, there's going to be an elimination, but let's think about this. We, the most, most times that we see a squib kick is, is at the end of a game, at the end of a half, you're trying to go for an onside. It's sometimes it can be a matter of a field placement. What happens when the kicks are eliminated completely? What are you doing at the end of a game to try to get possession back? So the NFL is not stupid. I want to give them a little bit more credit than that, but we are certainly moving towards a point where, you know, there, there's no kickoffs. Are they just going to wake up and say, oh man, we can only have kickoffs in the, the last 30 seconds or the last two minutes of a game?

I don't know, but the NFL is going to be tink, tinkering with its rules too. Yes, sir. Sucks too. Thank you, Andre, for calling from New Hampshire. It's bad, bad out here. Eric is calling from Kentucky. You're on the JR sport brief show. Hi, JR. How are you doing, brother? I'm very well. Hey, I love your show, man. I'm a truck driver listening to you on the radio.

Thanks. Yeah, but, um, the question I have two, well not two questions, well, one question, well two, um, from the NBA and the NFL, why can't we have the East and the West MVP and NFL East and West? Why can't just be one?

Well, I, I don't think it's necessary. And the only reason the, the American league and the national league have its own separate, uh, MVPs is cause they, they, they, at the time they, they had separate rules. And I don't think that with all the talent and the frequency of which they play, I don't, I don't know if it makes sense to just have one MVP in baseball. So they have to, uh, and I don't think basketball has, has rosters deep enough to do so.

So why do you want to, why do you want to split it to East and West? I mean, I'm just saying just, you know, like the, the joker did three years. I mean, not three MVPs. I don't, we got, he's supposed to get three, but got two. And then you got your one from the East and the West and you got Yanis and OB, he has the MVP this year. So I think it would be watering it down to start handing out East MVP and, and West MVP. The NBA is, it's not as big. It doesn't go on as long as, as major league baseball, where you have two leagues for the most part, they had two separate sets of rules. You have a million pitchers, you have a million batters. I think it's, it's fair in baseball to have it in such a way.

I don't think it's, it's fair to have it in, in, in, in the NBA, that type of way. I don't think so at all. Okay. I thank you very much, mom. Okay. No doubt about it. Thank you. You too.

No doubt about it. Rob is calling from Massachusetts. What's up, Rob. Hey, how are you? First time calling. I love hearing your show.

Thanks. I wanted to talk about a couple of things. We were talking about the situation with the umpires.

No few people have mentioned it. Um, for me, I mean, I don't know about those robot umpires, man. I mean, at the end of the day, that's all part of the game. I remember, I remember my sister growing up playing softball and it was a whole technique of the catcher's trying to learn how to frame a pitch, right.

And just, I don't think the inhuman imperfections in the game just seemed to like, give it its character. Well, let me, let me ask you this, Rob, whether I like it or you like it or neither of us like it, do you think one day baseball is going to have its strike zone called by a computer? I probably, I mean, I think eventually, you know, I mean, the business side of the game, I mean, you were talking about before, I mean, they're going to want to make things more expedient in size. I mean, it's, it's going to happen. Is it going to happen in two years via assistance? Is it going to be fully automated in 10 to 15 years? Is it going to take 20?

I don't think so. But whether I want it or you want it or whatever, it's inevitable, man. It's, it's like everything else in life. It's going to change. It's, it's going to happen. And in some way, shape or form, it's just a matter of how long and when does it take place? It's going to, it's going to happen.

No, I agree. I just, my only concern is what's going to happen. You know, the robots didn't get him a new phone. Oh, that sucks. I apologize, boss.

It's, it's okay, Rob. But go ahead, finish. And, yep. And on the other side of the job rant thing, I can't help but think of back in like 2015, 2016, the Martavis Bryant thing going over and over again. I mean, you know, people doing things that they shouldn't be doing.

And I mean, even though it's leading where you are, I mean, you're a player, you represent the league, but it just, it kind of reminded me of that whole situation. We used to say, we can rely on Martavis Bryant to do something stupid every year. Well, I mean, we can go down a list of people who do absolutely ridiculous things all over the world of sports. You want to talk about him, Martavis Bryant. What about someone like Plaxico Burress? I mean, what about Sebastian Telfair?

What about Gilbert Arenas? It just, it can go on and on and on and on and on. And you don't, you don't do what you, you need to do, or you screwing up, then you just, you get the boot.

It's really that simple. Marlin is calling, calling from Florida. What's up, Marlin? Hey man, how are you doing this, this late night, early morning? Late night, early morning. It depends on- Yeah, late night, early morning.

I'm in Florida. It's 1 16 AM right now. Okay. Well, good morning to you. What's up? Thank you. I'm just calling to really see how you doing, JR, as the summer comes underway, days get longer.

This Friday. How's your week been, man? How has my week been? I made it.

I'm here. Thank you. You're the first person to call just to see how I'm doing. Thank you. Yeah, no problem, man. I really wanted to hear how you were doing, you know, everybody gets asked about.

Why not, JR? Well, thank you. How kind, Marlin? I appreciate you. You doing good? Yeah, I'm doing great. What are the plans for the weekend?

Oh man, resting before I got to go back to work on Monday. Oh no. Well, just quit. Oh no, I can't do that.

Responsibly. Yeah, you can. Oh, you got bills?

Yeah. Don't pay them. Everybody got bills. Nah, just don't pay them. What's the worst that could happen?

You go to jail. You think you're going to go to jail by not paying your bills? You could.

You could, depending on what bills you might have. Okay. All right. Well, okay.

You sound like some different bills, Marlin. Well, you go to work, okay? Active. Have a good night, man. Enjoy the weekend.

Thank you. He called to see how I was doing. He needs to pay his bills so he doesn't go to jail. I think I know what type of bills those are. It's the JR Sport Reshow on CBS Sports Radio 855-212-4CBS.

It's 855-212-4CBS. When we come back, yes, I'll get to more of your calls, but I want you to hear from Tom Brady. Tom Brady spoke. He's been on a little bit of a media tour for the past few days, and Tom Brady talked about his son. Tom Brady talked about whether or not we just talked about football and the kickoff changing. Tom Brady talked about his own kid and whether or not he'd want him to play football.

I think you might be surprised by the answer. You'll hear it on the other side. 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. Thank you, first off, for making my drive from the south side of Atlanta to the north side every night bearable. I always enjoy listening to you, man.

Intellectual and introspective. I appreciate you. I just started listening to you about six months ago. Man, I love your show. Call in now at 855-212-4CBS. It's the JR Sport Brief Show on CBS Sports Radio 855-212-4CBS.

I'm going to get to your phone calls in a bit. I do want to alert you to the comment made by Tom Brady. He didn't say anything nuts.

He didn't say anything crazy. We do know that he confirmed again over the past 24 hours that he will not be returning to the NFL to play football. He has purchased a minority stake in the Las Vegas Raiders. That doesn't stop him from playing. Although all 32 owners would have to pretty much say yes to him getting back on the field. I don't think that's going to happen. And we don't know how much money Tom Brady put in.

I can't imagine it is a massive amount. But if and whenever the Raiders do sell, probably never, whenever he decides to sell, he's going to make a nice profit. And he says he's going to get ready to get into the world of broadcasting for Fox next year. And so Tom Brady has been on a little bit of a media run over the past 24 hours. And yesterday, or earlier today I should say, while speaking to ESPN, Tom Brady was asked about his sons. You know, we know that you, Tom Brady, you just said you don't want to return to the NFL and that you're done. But what about your 15-year-old son Jack? What about your 13-year-old son Benjamin? What are your thoughts on them following in your footsteps and trying to play football?

This is what Tom Brady had to say as a result. You know, I hope he finds the things in his life that allow him to get up every day, to be internally motivated, to work hard. It's something that he loves to do. I don't think football, I look at a lot of it, I wouldn't choose for him to do that because there's too many crazy expectations that people would put on him.

Most of them probably very unfair actually. So whatever path he chooses in life for my son Benny or my daughter Vivi, whatever they choose, I'm there to support them just like my dad supported me. I was very lucky to find something I found that I love to do. And I grew up in the Bay Area and I looked up to those great 49er teams of the 80s and 90s and they were a big part of the reason why I ended up falling in love with the sport. And I had parents there that were to support my football journey by bringing me to camps and bringing me to, you know, throw at the football field late at night and early in the morning and bring me to workouts and support my dream.

And I think that's what we as parents should do. We support our children's dreams, whatever they may be. It doesn't need to be sports. It could be whatever. It could be performing arts. It could be music. It could be, you know, science. It could be law. It could be medicine. So, you know, I think that's part of being a parent is supporting your kids' dreams.

And, you know, now that I've got more time on my hands, I'm very much looking forward to doing that as well. Yeah, I think to follow in the footsteps of, of Tom Brady, unless you, even I was going to say, unless you're the kicker, but let's be real, there's going to be an expectation that you, you throw the ball. And even if you don't throw the ball, even if you are a wide receiver, it's just, it's impossible.

Football is, it's just way too difficult. And we've seen famous families and in the world of sports or in football, we see the Matthews family, but, but Tom Brady, like whatever his son does, he would, he wouldn't live up to it. It's, it's impossible just about, and we've heard this more so with LeBron James over the past several years, LeBron wants to play with his son. Even more recently, he's talked about potentially playing with his younger son, Bryce. And even, even during the playoffs, LeBron James towards the end, before the elimination, he was asked about still playing with Brawny and whether or not that was even realistic. We know he's going to USC likely for a year, maybe longer. And LeBron James was asked about that still becoming a reality and whether or not he was serious about it still taking place.

And this is what LeBron had to say. No, I was serious and, and I'm still serious about it. Obviously do, you know, I got to continue to keep my body and my mind fresh.

I think my mind, most importantly, if my mind go down, my body was just be like, okay, what are we doing? So, but I mean, at the end of the day, either if I am or if I'm not, I've done what I had to do in this league and you know, my son is going to take his journey and whatever his journey, however, his journey lay out, he's going to do what's best for him. And as his dad, his mom, Savannah, and his brother and sister, we're going to support him or whatever he decides to do. So just because that's my aspiration and my goal doesn't mean it's his.

So, you know, and I, and I'm absolutely okay with that. My job is to support my son and whatever he wants to do, support my youngest son, Bryce, support my daughter in Missouri, whatever they want to do. And then go from there. So, you know, one thing about being a parent, if you need parents out here, it's not about always what you want. It's about listening to your kids and what they want.

That's when you get a real relationship with them. So you understand that if you have kids. Well, I mean, Tom Brady, LeBron James, basically echoing the same sentiments is that, yeah, I'll support my kids and whatever the hell it is that they want to do. If it happens to be in sports or elsewhere, then, then more power to them.

I mean, it's their, their life to live. And it seems to be a little bit, and I don't want to say a softer stance from LeBron James, but a more nuanced response than what he has said in the past, where it's just, I want to play with my son. I want to play with my son. We have never, ever, and to, to his credit, LeBron and his family's credit, we've never really even heard from Bronny ever. I think he's done one interview surrounding the McDonald's all American game. The guy doesn't talk, which is good.

They've been able to maintain some sense of privacy for him. And if a Tom Brady, yeah, I mean, his kids are younger, but this is good. And I don't know who, who would be more difficult. I guess Tom Brady, I think in the NBA, you know, everybody can fit in a role and still be a success.

Okay. I don't think anybody's expecting Bronny to be LeBron by any stretch of the imagination, but for Tom Brady son, it's, it's hard enough trying to play football. There'd be no guarantees, even if he tried to play that he'd get in or that he'd even play on a college team. And so I think it's good for Tom Brady to just, yeah, man, encourage your kids to do something else. And after blowing out ACLs and having concussions and getting smacked around, send your kid to do something else. I agree with Tom Brady there. And I agree with LeBron. Hey, if Bronny says, Hey, Hey dad, I want to scan, stay in school for three years, then it's tough for LeBron.

Welcome to life where your kids get older and they, they eventually eventually make their own choices. It's the JR sport reef show here with you on CBS sports radio eight five five two one two four CBS. That's eight five five two one two four CBS. I'm going to get to your calls.

I'm going to tell you about the Chicago bears. And then I want you to hear from Andre Ward from the boxing hall of fame. One of the greatest fighters ever. You're listening to the JR sport brief on CBS sports radio. You're listening to the JR sport brief on CBS sports radio. Speaking about you personally, I think you're terrific. I really do. I'm a devotee of sports radio, 70 years old, all over the country.

I've listened to a lot of them when you're right up there. You really do a great job. I appreciate you. Call in now at eight five five two one two four CBS. It's the JR sport brief show here on CBS sports radio. Oh my God. Where has the time gone?

Where the hell did it go? Like we've had a full show. We spoke to Alex English, Nuggets legend, basketball hall of Famer. We've talked about Tom Brady's like, man, I don't want my son playing football, but you know, I let my I'll support my son, whatever he does. LeBron James pretty much said the same thing. We talked about Jokic. We talked about Frank Vogel becoming the new head coach, finalizing an agreement to coach the Suns with Durant and Booker. We talked about the Dallas Cowboys not only being the most valuable sports franchise on earth, but I guess this goes hand in hand.

They are also the most profitable. We talked about Russell Wilson. When the opportunity presented itself for Russell Wilson to join the Philadelphia Eagles, Russell Wilson said no, and that's probably good for him because Eagles fans would have destroyed him.

We talked about Adam Silver. He said the punishment coming to John Moran doesn't have anything to do with the law. It has nothing to do with his rights. It has everything to do with his contract in the NBA and the fact that he signed and said, Hey, I promise not to be a jackass and waving a gun around happens to fall in that jackass category. We talked about Gervonta Tank Davis violating house arrest for a hit and run, and now he is behind bars. It's just a wild world. Von Miller talks about the Broncos like he is still on the Broncos. And you know what?

Let's just get into this now. Earlier this week, we had a conversation with boxing, international boxing hall of Famer Andre Ward. He joined us earlier this week. In 2017, he decided to call it quits. He was 33 years old.

He had a record of 32 and 0. He just beat up on Kovalev. And tonight, actually, a documentary came out on Showtime.

It's called SOG The Book of Ward. And if you are a boxing fan or if you're not, I encourage you to go ahead and check this out because Andre's story is amazing. Growing up in Oakland and unfortunately his mom was on drugs. His dad had his issues.

His father had passed away. At one point in time, Andre Ward himself was selling drugs. And this was not too long before he started his professional career. He's also the last American boxer to win gold.

And we have to go all the way back to Athens, Greece, to see a boxer walk away with some gold representing the United States of America. And so this is not just a sports documentary. It's not just a boxing documentary. LeBron James and Maverick Carter were the two individuals who helped lead the production for this. And we had a full interview with Andre earlier this week. But I want to replay you this portion right here as to why Andre decided now to reveal so much about his personal life. And I give him credit. It's because Andre wants to inspire others. Take a listen. I wanted to start to curate and create my story because it was just time. When I first came into the pro ranks, excuse me, toward the end of my amateur career heading into the pro ranks in 2004 when the world first got wind of me, I was fresh off the streets and just gave my life back to God. And I was trying to figure things out.

And I'm also an 80s baby. I was raised to, we don't share our personal business. And it's not, it's more just out of respect.

That's family business. So that was my mindset going in. Plus I wasn't ready.

Things were still fresh. I didn't know if I had permission to tell my mother's story. My father had passed and didn't know how to reconcile that.

But you get to a place as you get older and you get more mature where I started to feel like it would be selfish to not share my struggles and what I've overcome in hopes to try to help somebody. You know what? I saw the documentary. I got a screener of it and I followed his career. I followed his career and I've also spoken and interviewed Andre and met him. And there were things in the documentary that I heard. I saw stories that he told that I go, or I went, damn, that I didn't know that about Andre. And this was, this was prior to stardom and everything that's taken place and happened to him in life. It makes everything that's happened to him and what he's doing for others, even more incredible. So go check out Andre Ward's documentary, The Book of Ward on Showtime. You don't have to be a boxing fan. You don't even have to be a sports fan to appreciate his story. Andre Ward is really, truly one of the good guys that I've ever passed through in professional sports.

And that just goes into hundreds. 855-212-4CBS. Aaron is calling from Houston. You're on the JR Sport Brief Show.

Yes, sir. I just wanted to say, I've never been a Tom Brady fan, but everything he said about your kids and being a father and everything, it really hits home. I mean, there's, you see it throughout professional sports. There's, there's all kinds of players that try to live up to their father's legacy and whatnot. And, and as a father, it's, I mean, I, you know, I didn't play professional sports, but it's something that you don't want your kids to fall in trying to live in your footsteps when they have something to live for. You might've been the best at something or whatever it might've been, but he spoke true when he's saying it's all about your children. It's not about what you did in life or anything like that.

Yep. You want to, yeah, yeah, you, you definitely, anyone, you want to set your kids up for them to have their, their own future and their own success, whether or not they're taking lessons from you and applying it to themselves or, you know, we, we all, as far as I know, we got one life to live. And when you have that, one life to live.

And when you have kids, you want to make sure that you lay out the best groundwork possible for them to have a fruitful and happy life. Thank you, Aaron, for calling from Houston. Russell is calling from Rochester. You're on CBS Sports Radio.

Hey, Jared, thanks for checking my call. Uh, I just wanted to say on the point of the Cowboys being so profitable, uh, I feel like a part of that has to do with them being on major airways or major media, whether they're bad, average or good, uh, there are a lot of times where the Cowboys will be on the losing streak and it will be talked about every day. And those types of things, I feel like contribute to them being profitable because absolutely good or bad. Absolutely. Well, this is, well, this is, this is the key there.

And thank you Russell for calling from Rochester. It boils down to marketing. It goes down to marketing and Jerry Jones, regardless of how you feel about him as a, a general manager, a president and owner, uh, he has marketed this team just in a ridiculous way. He has branded this team in a ridiculous way that win, lose or draw that they are always going to be relevant. And he spares no expense. I mean, if you've been up in Frisco and you've checked out their facility and he's, he's built an entire mall and an entire complex and a practice facility and a, uh, a space for high school students, it's, everything is there. It's, he's done an excellent job.

He is an excellent businessman regardless of how anyone feels about him as a GM. Carrie is calling from Mississippi. You're on the JR sport brief show. Hey, good morning, JR, man.

That's a great show. Uh, on job Moran, man, away from the basketball player, I really hope whatever punishment he gets serves as kind of an intervention because it's not just as right to hold the gun, man. It's, he's kind of presented itself that he lets it be known.

He's got one and I feel being as popular as he is. That's putting kind of a mark on him that now anybody he encounters knows he has it and he's put himself in a bad situation and him and the people around him in a dangerous spot because the workup these days is crazy, man. And I hope it really gets forget basketball. I hope as a man, it corrects some things before he ends up in a bad spot or getting hurt. Yep. I agree.

That's the main thing I hope comes out of it. And real quick on the baseball thing, I think the computerized strike zones come and I got no problem with that. And like you said, on the extra innings, the coast runner on second is terrible. I'd rather see them play one extra inning, do a coin toss. Whoever wins it bats first the rest of the game and sudden death first team scores wins some excitement. And are you switching it? You switching it up even more carry?

Damn. But I just think that would that will put something into the extra innings and then it's still reduced it quicker. You know, at that point, first team scores wins. I'd be I'd be okay if they just backed it up another inning.

So instead of starting the stupid ass ghost runner at 10, maybe push it to 11. I'd be okay with that. Thank you, Carrie for calling from Mississippi. Dwayne is calling from the bay.

What's up doing quickly? You know, I just wanted to touch on a couple things. You know, with John Moran, it's, he's got to just learn lessons as a young man. No, a young millionaire who's surrounded by guys who, you know, got him in obviously in some bad situations. I feel like he needs to know that he's an employee. You know, he's being a horrible employee. You know, I, I'm a number one salesman. I saw I sell furniture for a living. And I learned early that I can't get away with everything just because of that.

Because at some point, they're gonna say, we don't need you that bad. Yeah, you know, she got you got to go quick, Dwayne. All right. Well, that's all I want to say about John. And as far as baseball, I don't like the rule changes. The purity of the game, the integrity of the game being compromised in so many ways that I just feel like, you know, the game ain't pure. So that's all I want to say, JR.

Okay, thank you so much, Dwayne, for calling from the Bay. Yeah, it got to change, though. The game isn't just for you or my generation or anybody else's. It's, it has to grow. It has to be embraced by younger generations.

So it, it still can exist into the future. That's just the name of the game. Hey, thank you so much to everybody that's locked in tuned in tonight. We've had a busy night a busy week, even coming off of the holiday. Thank you so much to Nuggets and NBA and basketball legend Alex English for joining us tonight. Thank you again to Andre Ward for joining us.

Thank you to Wendell Carter Jr. from the Orlando Magic for joining us. We know that the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs the finals I should say get going on Saturday night between the Golden Knights and then the Panthers and then we have game two of the NBA Finals. That is Sunday night between the Miami Heat again and the Nuggets. I'll be back with you here on Monday night 10 p.m. Eastern Time 7 p.m. Pacific. You can always tune in anywhere anytime and hit rewind on the free Odyssey app. That's the same if you've missed a minute tonight. And if you want more JR, I'll be on the air tomorrow in New York City starting at 2 p.m. Eastern Time.

If you're not in New York City to listen to WFAN guess where you can listen the free Odyssey app. You can find me everywhere at JR sport brief. You can check out the interviews and pictures and photos etc.

from some of the things that we've talked about throughout the week. Hey Shep, thank you so much man. Appreciate you. My pleasure. Appreciate you JR. Have a great show on Saturday, man. No doubt about it. The JR sport reshow here on CBS Sports Radio.

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