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Yeah, he's the fancy voice man. He's correct. This is the JR Sport Reef Show on CBS Sports Radio. If you haven't figured it out or if you don't know, I'm JR. I'm going to be hanging out with you for the next three hours. It's a four-hour show.

I got started 10 p.m. Eastern Time, 7 p.m. Pacific. I'm coming to you. I'm joining you live from Atlanta, Georgia, right off of Peachtree Street.

Yeah, there's like a million Peachtree Streets, but I'm on the main one. Thank you to super producer and host Dave Shepherd. He's joining us live from New York City. He's holding it down.

And thank you to you. Yeah, you. You could be in your car. You could be at home. Where the hell else would anybody be? I don't know. You could be at work.

You could be holding it down. If you understand what I'm saying, you know what I'm saying? You could be anywhere.

Thank you for being here. If you want to talk to me, it's simple. The phone lines are open. That's 855-212-4CBS.

That's 855-212-4CBS. You can find me everywhere on the internet. You got Twitter? Good. You got Facebook? Good.

Try not to be one of those people who spends all day talking to strangers on Facebook, unless you need to. You got Instagram? Good.

I'm all over the place. At JR Sport Brief. Yeah, at JR Sport Brief. Anyway, the first hour of the show, we talked about the NFL preseason.

Why? We got a preseason game going on right now. We got the Minnesota Vikings.

They're in action. Earlier today, tonight, we had the New England Patriots. They were in action against the Texans. And CJ Stroud made his NFL debut. He threw an interception. He got sacked. He had a couple of runs. Okay, big deal.

Whatever. Who cares, right? Preseason game. Anthony Richardson, we talked about him. He is going to be making his debut this Saturday against the Buffalo Bills.

Good for him. Cults are going to suck this season. With or without Jonathan Taylor, by the way.

Maybe that's why Jim Irsay doesn't want to pay him. And then I told you about the Vikings. They're taking on the Seahawks. They are winning 10-0.

Big whoop-de-doo. Preseason is here for evaluation, man. It's for the teams. It's to get your feet wet. It's to figure out the rosters.

Who's going to fit on the 53. Preseason ain't for me. I used to be excited for it.

When I was a kid, I don't care no more. Let's get to the real games. And I know, I guess, the only way you got to be interested or be invested is to throw some money down. You got to be Phil Mickelson out here.

You got to be gambling a billion dollars just to be interested in the preseason. We're going to get into Phil Mickelson, by the way. You got a convicted felon writing a book saying, oh, Phil Mickelson, man, he has bet more than a billion dollars on sports.

He tried to bet on himself and his team with the Ryder Cup. I mean, damn, Phil Mickelson says, no, I didn't do it. I didn't do it. Not me. I didn't do it. Everybody knows I got a gambling problem, but I'm not that bad.

Sheesh. And I guess gambling on sports makes it fun. I don't think losing money is fun. I don't like the risk. I ain't gambling on nobody or nothing but myself.

That's just me. I mean, if you feel real confident, I've done it. I could probably make some good money betting on sports. You'd be surprised. People hit me up.

And I'm not no genius out here. People hit me up all the time. Hey, JR, what would you do here?

Who would you select here? I'm like, you're going to give me a cut of the money? I actually did get paid doing this. I was the fan.

Before I did this here, before the pandemic, I was the NBA TV fantasy expert. People hit me up all the damn time. Hey, JR, who should I take here? I'm like, you ain't giving me no money?

Watch it on TV. You want some extra advice? Give me some money. Anyway, Phil Mickelson, he's like, I didn't bet on myself. Do I got a gambling problem? Yes.

And we know there's a lot of people with gambling issues, but whatever makes the games interesting, right? I guess. 8-5-5-2-1-2 for CBS. That's 8-5-5-2-1-2 for CBS. Ramon is calling from, hey, Chef, what is this, Sacramento?

Yes. Hey, Ramon, you're on CBS Sports Radio. What's up? What's going on, JR?

Man, I was just looking, here's the thing. You just mentioned it at the same breath, talking about the preseason. Preseason is about evaluation. If you're going into it with a mindset, looking for your starters, you're evaluating the preseason with the wrong perspective. The objective of the preseason is to find out your depth and to find out who's going to be on this roster to have an impact.

And I'll give you two prime examples. Drake Greenlaw out here, California, right? Sacramento.

So I grew up in Bay Area, Niners fan. Drake Greenlaw picked up about fourth round. I think it was like 150th pick. He goes through preseason. If you're a fan of your team, you're watching, you're trying to see who's the next guy that's going to be an impact player. I do remember seeing Greenlaw going, this dude's a bad little linebacker. Now he's a starter, right?

The other one. If you look at Dak Prescott, Dak Prescott lit up the preseason as a fourth round draft pick and they shipped Tony Romo out of there for Dak Prescott. So I think if you're looking at it with the wrong perspective for the enlightenment, you have 18 weeks of the NFL regular season trying to dismiss the preseason. You're not understanding why it's important. And I think that's why you kind of like have this lull, like, oh, I just ready to get over it, but it's impactful and important for those guys. And as a fan to see who's going to be on that team, that's going to help get you over the hump.

And a lot of the times it's those third, fourth, fifth and undrafted free agents. Ramon, I don't care. Well, you, you, you, why, why, why are you, why are you, why are you on the radio? Like you said something impactful, like people don't know, like, I don't care. I got, I got a regular season to watch. You know, I, I'm not getting paid to evaluate anybody. I don't care.

Let me know when you do it. When the lights come on, I can see what you do. I know what's going on. I don't have to watch a preseason game to know or understand, you know, who the next big thing is. I can read a blurb about it, man.

Let me know when the lights come on. That's the whole point. If you're a fan, you're watching with intention. That's why the preseason is there.

Like you said, what's the point? I guess I'm not a fan. Ramon, I'm not a fan of football now, huh? What do you have a fan? Do you have a favorite team? I like, I like the jets. I like the Falcons.

Yeah. Like the saints. I know the Falcon fans are going to be mad at me about that, but what do I care? Yeah, I got favorite teams. I got, I know people with the team, so I like them.

Okay. So then all of a sudden somebody's balling in the regular season and you like, where did this dude come from? And everybody else like, bruh, he been playing all, he been playing, I watched him during the preseason, bro. No Ramon, I don't care. You like, nah, I don't care. No, I don't care Ramon. I guess, I guess you're a better NFL fan than me. Ramon is telling me I'm not an NFL fan. It's okay Ramon. I'm just saying be intrigued.

Be intrigued. No, no, thank you. I'll decline.

I'll give you my tickets. Okay. I appreciate it. All right.

Thank you Ramon for calling. He's like, ah, it's for evaluation to find the diamond in the rough, man. I know what the NFL preseason is for.

And it ain't for me. It's background noise. It's like, Hey, who did this guy get hurt? Like everything that takes place in three stinking hours as they shuffle players in and out and in and out. I could read about it.

It'd take me five minutes to read about it. I can look at the highlights on Twitter. I don't need to sit down and watch a rotation of guys who are going to be delivering my mail the next year.

No, thank you. I like my mailman, but you know, I don't, I don't need to watch him try to play for the Jets. 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. It's 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. Anthony's here from Atlanta. You're on the JR Sport Brief Show. What's up, Anthony? Yo, JR, can you hear me?

Yeah. How are you? I'm awesome, man.

Anthony Uber driver. We had a talk way back about USA. I dropped you up at the studio, man.

USA basketball, but that's neither here nor there. You dropped me, you dropped me off here and I was in your Uber. Yeah.

We talked about USA basketball, how the international teams is getting better. Wait, wait, wait, wait. We spoke about this or I was in your Uber.

Yeah. I'll pick you up. You ordered an Uber to the studio. In Atlanta?

In the ATM, my man. How long ago was this, Anthony? It was like four years ago. USA basketball was like four years. USA basketball? Yeah.

It was over the summer during the Olympics. Damn. I got a good memory, Anthony. I feel bad. I don't remember, man.

Where was my origin? You was like not too far from Sandy Springs. It wasn't a long ride.

Probably like 10, 15 minutes. You took me from Sandy Springs to the station? Maybe.

I'm pretty sure it was the station. I'm pretty sure. Okay. Yeah, man. I do the Uber thing, man. Sometimes I don't drive, but I'm happy you're here now, man.

What's up? Yeah, for sure. I'll just call it home because I believe the preseason is definitely important because it gets the fans excited and it gets those players who might not have the opportunity to shine, the opportunity to shine. You still get the highlights. You still get to talk about the game.

You still get all that. So it's good for the NFL. I believe we need it because also the preseason game, like you said, people get their tickets away. So it's people who don't get the opportunity to go to the regular season games. They're real excited about being in the stadium for the preseason and all of the family members of the people in the preseason. They're excited to see their son on the field. So it's a win-win for everybody. It gives the people the opportunity and it gets the fans excited.

You're right. It's exciting for everybody except for me. And I'm not mad at anybody. Are you going down to the bench to see the Falcons? Oh, no, I'm not a Falcons fan. I'm an Eagles fan. Oh, congratulations.

Good for you. Are you going to go see Beyonce's in town? You're going to go see Beyonce? No, I'm going to go pick everybody up, though. I'm dropping them off. You get a lot of money dropping people at Beyonce, she's got three days, man.

Yes, sir. I'm excited. Yeah, get all that money, Anthony. Maybe I see you at the outside Beyonce concert, okay?

Yeah, for sure. All right, shout-outs to Anthony for calling from Atlanta. I ain't going to no Beyonce concert. Sorry. Ain't none of them beehive, shut up, no beehive people listen to the show, right? They might. No, come on. Why not?

Come on. Isn't that what Beyonce people call a beehive, right? Her fans?

Oh, I have no idea. No, Beyonce has fans. They call the beehive. Oh, she's got a lot of fans. I mean, I know Swifties. No, no, no, but the Be- No, we ain't talking about no damn Swifties. Stop, shut up.

Beyonce's fans are supposed to be like, if you say something about Beyonce, they come for you. The beehive. Is it beehives or beehives? Beehives? Yeah, I've heard two different alliterations of that. No, no, no, no. Whoever you listen to is stupid. It's the beehive.

Okay. Whoever said beehive, it's the beehive. Well, JR, in fairness, and listen, what she has over the other two people I just mentioned, she has longevity. I think she has probably been around for almost 30 years at this point, believe it or not. I mean, and she's only like 40. But of all the fans that she's has, and I'm talking tens of millions, you're telling me one or two of those 10 million fans have not come across JR Sportbrief? I find that hard to believe.

Oh, no, I'm sure, I'm sure. Right. But I'm saying to the point of now, I'm harassed because I said I ain't going to no Beyonce concert. Oh, they're pretty avid about defending her. What? Fans are pretty avid about defending her. That's my point. Right. I'm not going because I don't want to go to Beyonce. I'm not going because I don't want to go. Nothing against Beyonce. She's got three shows, man, in a stadium. Yeah.

Just as long as you don't say she's good, but she's no Rihanna. I would never... What idiots? Oh, Stephen A. Smith said that. He said the opposite, but he found himself some hot water with that statement. I was going to say what idiot said that? Just let the women shine, man.

Why you got to compare them? Well said. Leave them alone. Only an idiot would say something like that. Well, you know, there's other broadcasters that don't know that certain NFL players passed away 18 months ago and then don't apologize a couple days later.

So there's always that too. Oh, Colin Cowherd said that Dwayne Haskins is on an NFL team this year and the guy's been dead. Right. And he didn't say sorry for that?

Nope, he did not. What an ass. Yeah.

Well, here's the thing. He didn't implicitly come out and say Dwayne Haskins is on a roster this season, but there was a full screen graphic that he read. And basically, it was the quarterbacks that have been drafted since 2013 in the first round, who are not going to win a Super Bowl. Right. Well, you can't win one because he's not here with us. Exactly. And at the very least, there should be some kind of note or anecdote saying, this is why so-and-so will not win a Super Bowl.

And it's tragic that he passed away. Well, you got to have balls. You have to have balls to apologize. Yeah.

Or just common sense or just somewhat decency. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. Don't lighten what I said.

No, you got to have balls. You don't have none. Okay. I get what you're saying.

To be able to go up there and admit that you made a mistake, like, come on now. I got to be honest, though. Pretty shameful that you don't know so-and-so passed away.

That's, that's, that's to me is just as bad. Well, how many stupid people do you know who have jobs? Well, that's a, and, and not, not, not, not in this field. I'm just an engineer because I was about to say he's one of the five highest paid radio personalities that this industry has ever seen in sports.

He can't afford to make that kind of mistake. Yeah. Well, you just say crazy things. You get a job, but I'm just saying in a general sense, I mean, somebody is listening to us right now. They got a dumb ass employee. They got a dumb ass coworker. They looking at their coworker right now, trying to figure out how they got here. That's just, that's just the nature of business.

The nature of it don't matter how much money you make. Everybody has a coworker. Where you go, how the hell did they get here?

He's one of them and he makes a lot of money. 855-212-4CBS. It's 855-212-4CBS. Dylan is here from Atlanta. What's up, Dylan? Hey, I just wanted to talk about the preseason. I think it's, I think it's pretty dumb that they have the preseason games. Why not just add extra seasonal games? You can do scrimmages like the Falcons are doing with the Dolphins down in Miami.

You can get all the information you need from there. Why not just add extra regular seasons? They are. It's inevitable. We've now gone from 16 games to 17 games.

Right. In the latest CBA that they completed in 2020, there was an option to now up the games to 18. It's gonna happen, bruh. That's one of the reasons why they chopped off the preseason games from four to three. They're eventually going to add an additional regular season game. It's just a matter of when. I got you, man. I think that's really cool because I want more actual football.

I don't want all this fluff and filter and all that garbage. You know what I'm saying? Well, they're already changing some of the rules.

We'll get there, man. Matter of fact, Dylan, we're going to talk about that because the NFL is stretching things out. The NFL wants to move to 18 games, but at the same time, the NFL is changing rules. They're changing kickoff rules. They're going to be testing a rule this season. You can't breathe on the QB. The game is changing.

We're going to get to that. Man, look, football is dangerous. People are going to get hurt. One of the main things, people get hurt in practice.

They're going to get hurt in preseason games. Don't get rid of the kickoff, man. That's one of the best things, especially for a Falcons fan. Obviously, we just picked up Cordero Patterson, but it's really cool that he's a Falcon and he has the record. Well, yeah, I know.

What does he got? Nine kickbacks or touchdowns? Nine. Well, let me tell you something, man. One day, there are not going to be kickoffs here, okay? One day, the NFL is going to get rid of it. We're going to talk about it, Dylan.

Thank you for calling from Atlanta. No doubt. We're going to talk about that because how the hell can you go from 16 games to 17 games to 18 games and then expect the guys to stay healthy? Like the NFL is changing the rules. They are, man.

NFL is different than what it used to be. Yo, go watch some highlights of Ronnie Lott. Shout out to my main man, Ronnie Lott.

That's a cool ass guy. I like Ronnie. Ronnie Lott was decimating dudes. You can't hit nobody like Ronnie Lott no more.

Them days are over. 855-212-4CBS. Andy is calling from Arkansas. You're on the JR Sport Reshow. What's up, Andy? Hey, my man. How are you, bud? I'm okay. What's going on with you?

Good, good. I usually, I pick you up 92.1, 9 o'clock weekdays, and the problem is I can't bring it into the hospital with me. I can bring my phone. My mom's been in, my mom is a huge sports fan, my man, and ever since you started talking about the Odyssey app, she's been in for three weeks.

I download that Odyssey app. We listen to you. I only get to see her at night. We spend the night with her. I was telling Shep, she's got a little time left. I wanted to tell you how much bigger your show is in sports. She loves the JR show. I was telling Shep, and I don't want you to get angry now, JR, but she loves Shep when he gets to talk. I put the phone next to her ear, and she just listens to your show because we're from Chicago. Now they live in Orlando.

They've been there 15 years, so they became Tampa Bay fans, hardcore sports fans. What you guys deliver is amazing to so many people that I know don't call in for whatever reason, but I want to thank both of you for your show. Thank you for my mom being able to fall asleep to your amazing voice, but also what you bring to the table, the honesty, the integrity. You help us shoot through all the crap that's out there, and you deliver facts. We appreciate you for that, my man. You and Shep both are doing a fantastic job. My mom's sleeping right now. You have helped us through this, and I appreciate you, brother.

Well, no doubt, Andy. Thank you for calling from Arkansas. Thank you so much for the kind words. I know she's asleep, but you can play rewind later. What's your mom's name?

My mom, her name is Ann, Ann Oldham, and I was telling Shep she's got congestive heart failure, but what's going downhill quick is the lung disease. Okay. Well, listen.

Yeah. You hit rewind when she wakes up or you talk to her, see her tomorrow. Her name is Ann? Her name is Ann, yes, sir. Ann out of Arkansas, originally from Chicago? Well, she's down in Orlando now. She's in Atlanta, and that's where I'm at right now.

Okay. Well, listen. Hey, listen, Miss Ann, this is a personal message over the airwaves to you, Miss Ann, from JR, from Atlanta. Your son, Andy, called me up. I understand you are down in Orlando, Florida, and that you, Miss Ann and Andy, that you guys listen to the show. Miss Ann, this is a personal thank you for me, JR, because without people like you, Miss Ann, I'm a bummer on the street, okay? And I really appreciate you listening.

I appreciate your son, and I wish you nothing but the best as you go through this difficult time. So thank you, Miss Ann. I appreciate you and more than appreciating you, Miss Ann. I love you because I'm a human being and you're a human being too, and I appreciate both you, your son, Andy. Miss Ann, I love you. All the best to you.

Andy, you play this for Miss Ann tomorrow, okay? God bless you, JR. Sure will, man. Thank you.

All the best to you. No doubt about it. And when you swing through Atlanta, you let me know, okay? I have to meet you.

I have to. Oh, well, man, you know how to find... People think I'm joking. I'm easy to find, Andy. You just messaged me, okay?

I'm not hard to find. All right. Thank you. All right.

All the best to you and your mom, okay? Yes, sir. Thank you. That means a lot.

No doubt. Shout out to my main man, Andy. Yeah, listen, people. People think I'm just some voice over there.

I'm a human being too, man. I don't care about this stuff. I'm glad he knows it's more than a sports show. Look, we had enough idiots sitting around just talking about sports.

Oh, I think this is... Man, I could care less about that. I'm a person. I care about life. I just talk about sports. I'm like the Nikola Jokic of sports radio.

I'm damn good at what I do, but I know the big picture. It's the JR Sport Brief Show here on CBS Sports Radio. More of your calls on the other side of the break. You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio.

First time caller and listener. I'm loving the show. Your show is just absolutely outstanding. I gotta tell you, I've been listening to you.

I've been feeling and agreeing with your flow. Call in now at 855-212-4CBS. It's the JR Sport Brief Show on CBS Sports Radio. 855-212-4CBS.

That's 855-212-4CBS. Huh. We've been talking about gambling.

Phil Mickelson throwing that money around. We've been talking about the start of the NFL preseason. I'm not interested. I'm not getting a commission. I'm not evaluating anybody. You know, I'm not Sean Payton. I'm not Rob Salah. I'm not Shane Steichen.

This is not my first go-around. I do not care. I'm like Mike Tomlin, one of my favorite quotes of all time. We do not care. I do not care. I mean, if it's on in the background, it's on.

I'm sitting here in the studio right now. The Minnesota Vikings are on. Supposed to be invested into this game? Nope. Don't care. Do not care.

I got enough football between September and February. I'm straight. We do not care. Oh, man. One of the best, one of the best quotes of all time.

We do not care. It is. 855-212-4CBS. It's 855-212-4CBS. It's an interesting name. Hey, Shep, am I going to get kicked off the radio for saying this guy's name? It's a nickname, and he sounds like a very reputable, distinguished gentleman, so I didn't want to do him a disservice and ask him his real name. Is this the whole name or is there letters missing?

I'm guessing it's line one. He's a comedian. I think so.

Okay. I feel uncomfortable saying this. Call him Big. We got Big C calling from Wisconsin.

You're on CBS Sports Radio. Go ahead. Yo, what's up? What's up, fellas? How y'all doing tonight? Good.

What's the C stand for? Karl? Corey. Oh, Big Corey. Okay.

That's much better. Big Corey. Big Corey, yes. What's up, Big Corey?

Go ahead. Hey, man. I just want to talk about sports gambling, man. I've been around 49, so I've been watching sports all my life. The Jordan era, everything. I'm from Chicago.

I'm a Bears fan, Chicago fan, Bears fan, Bulls fan, Sox fan, all that. But like I say, ever since the Tim Donahue referee with basketball, it has changed. He got persecuted or whatever, went to jail for gambling, whatever, betting on the game. And now they made it legal. So since they made it legal, the game has changed. As you notice, the rules has changed. The calls has changed. There's been more game sevens in this era of basketball that has been ever has been since back in the 50s and the 60s. And that's only because now they legalize sports gambling. They got to make it a way where they could make it profitable for their self because you're not going to make no money if you don't take certain teams like Boston and Milwaukee or whatever, the top ranked teams and put them in the game, set the situation to win, to go to the next round or win a championship.

You can't make no money that way. You think the fix is in? You think everything is fixed?

Yes, I think everything is fixed, man. You know, just like missed calls on the football field, like with the Saints that time a couple of years ago when they posed a main play, when they were supposed to make that pass interference call when they did the Rams. Yeah, I think the complexity of the game, you know, well, you know, you miss a few certain calls or make a bad calls.

It changed the complexity of the game. Let me let me let me ask you this, because we've heard about this for a long time. And it's I know it's prevalent on social media that that professional sports leagues have a script.

It's more so a running joke. Where is the fix in? Like, is it coming from the teams, the owners, the commit? Who is who's who's putting this down? Hey, I really believe that after the watching that Donnie documentary, I believe everybody is involved in a certain way, especially start at the higher up when it comes to the NBA.

Oh, Big C, I must be in on the fix, too, man. Look at Stern. That's why Stern retired so quickly. He just retired out of the blue. You know, he knew what was going on with the Donnie situation.

It starts from David Stern retired and he died not too long after, man. Come on. Yeah.

But he knew what was going on. Okay. Did you ever watch that? Did you ever watch the documentary? Yes, it was on Netflix. I've seen it.

Yes. I also I also know people in the NBA. I know general managers. I know management.

Adam Silver is supposed to be joining us soon. I'll tell him that Big C thinks he's a cheater. Look, man, I don't think he's a cheater, but I know referees play a big part in the complexity of the game when it comes to certain calls. Absolutely. That's why I asked you, I said, where do you think like who is, quote unquote, at the top of the mountain, at the top of the hill, pushing the button? And your response was you think everybody is involved? And my response, yeah, but my response to you is, man, that's that's that take it from me.

Okay. I don't get no damn check from the NBA. But if you want to use the NBA as an example, I know, I know the heads of security on teams. I know some of the players. I know some of the coaches. I know some of the legends. I know people in the offices of the league. I know people who work at the teams.

I know agents like Brock. There's no, there's no fix, man. I mean, can you have individuals and will you always have individuals who will look out for themselves? The answer is yes. But to think all the way at the top, all the way, that there's some trickled down. Somewhere, once they legalize gambling, man, you know where that gambling goes to. That goes to the big crying people. Let's go, let's go that route.

Okay. You know, they got big influences. Well, that there's a, there's a difference between saying, this is why I asked you this big C, big quarter. I asked you, where is the, who is sitting on the top? Who, who was involved here?

And you told me everybody, you didn't pinpoint anybody, but now you're telling me about the crime boss who's sitting behind, you know, eating Chinese food. That's what you're talking about. Yeah. You know, it's go higher than that. You go higher than David Stern, you know, it go away higher than that. They're not, they're not really controlled enough. It's people above him. That's doing that as we land messages.

I don't think so big C. Oh yeah. So they are, they are individuals who are influenced when you have this much, when you have this much money, there are people who are on the outside looking in who look for influence, just strictly for money. And yes, you are absolutely correct there.

And for a business, a multi-billion dollar business, $10 billion, $15 billion, the NFL is approaching $20 billion. Man, they, they, they want to maintain some type of integrity, but that's not to say, because we know this for a fact, and it's crooked people in their criminals everywhere. That's just, just the reality.

But to think that just the fix is in all over the place for all sports. And it's like, Hey, let me go to my locker today. Well, this is what I'm supposed to do. Okay. Yeah, sure. Fine.

People look out for themselves. That's more likely to happen than, you know, some crime boss threatening Adam Silver to tell the referees to do this or that. Like, come on. More likely that a referee like a Tim Donaghy, that there's somebody trying to influence him on the outside. Hey man, do this and I get you paid.

That, that makes much more sense. 855-212-4CBS. It's the JR Sportbree show on CBS Sports Radio. I'm going to get some more of your calls. I do want to talk about how the NFL is ultimately going to expand.

And at the same time, do they really give a damn about anybody's safety? I'm going to get to your calls. We got a lot to do. You're listening to the JR Sportbree on CBS Sports Radio. You're listening to the JR Sportbree on CBS Sports Radio. Your credit to your profession, you're one of the rare, rare personalities that actually balances facts with whatever callers call me, but I'm also a caller for Pearland, Texas.

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That's 855-212-4CBS. We've been talking about a lot tonight. The NFL preseason games, I understand the importance. I mean, anybody calling me up trying to tell me about the importance of a preseason game is lost. I just personally don't care.

Don't matter to me. So we've talked preseason. We got into a little bit of the gambling with Phil Mickelson. We learned that from a convicted felon, a former gambler, writing a book that Phil Mickelson has bet more than $1 billion on sports. At one point in time, he tried to place a bet on himself when he participated in the Ryder Cup about a decade ago.

And Phil Mickelson says, uh-uh, that's not true. Have I bet a lot of money? Yes. Have I had gambling issues? Yes. Did I bet on myself at the Ryder Cup?

Phil Mickelson is like, uh, no. So I want to get some more of your calls. At the top of the hour, you know, one of our callers brought up, you know, some of the rule changes in the NFL.

And we talked about the expansion ultimately at some point over the next decade to 18 games. And so I do want to talk about how the NFL is changing things up and has changed things up in regards to safety. I mean, there's one rule in particular in relation to kickoffs that they're going to be testing out this season. And, uh, we got one out of the out this season and we got one NFL player who's just like, man, I don't care how y'all change kickoffs. I'm going to go out there and I'm going to run that ball back, but we'll get to that soon.

855-212-4CBS. Let's go ahead and talk to Sully from Michigan. Go ahead, Sully.

Hey, JR, man, I couldn't agree with you more about preseason football. Holy smoke. You know, that guy from that Ramone from, I don't know where he was from, but, uh, I didn't know they had sole service on Pluto. You know, he was a minute away.

He'd be, he'd be out of the galaxy, which is probably where he's from. Really. He likes, he likes preseason. I'm not mad at him. He likes it. I'm not mad. You know? Okay.

No, I'm down with you. 110%. Preseason football useless. All it does is get us all excited about the potential of guys. Now we start out with, I don't know, what's the, what's the, what's the preseason roster, 95 guys, and they got to go down to 53. Yeah.

Yeah. Do they even have to, do they even have to scrim into other teams? Can't the coaches determine these guys see these kids in practice every day, man? They know who, who's a player and who ain't a player. So, you know, you just trust the coaches, feel the team on, you know, on the first game of the year. And that's the deal.

Instead of hyping us all up and, uh, shortening our summer with games in August, you know, it's like football starts after labor day. Okay. To me, it does. So I'm with you, Sully. I'm with you. Yeah.

Appreciate you. Are you a Lions fan? Oh, I'm sorry to admit it. I was just noticing.

Oh no, no, no. They're going to keep up. It won't be like the first half of last year.

It'll be like the second half. Okay. I'm tired of hearing all this lion love, man.

The more, the more optimism that's heaped on them makes me sicker by the second. Okay. So I'll do you a favor. Let's save some time. The lines are going to suck Sully.

Is that better? No, they're not. They'll be okay. They're going to do what they always do.

They're going to middle in the middle. But my thing is, you know, with them, they're never going to be all that when, when people hype them up, man, I, I'm like, I started jumping on the, on the, on the training button. I'm like, no, no, man, I can't, I've done that. Okay. Well, listen, listen here.

And thank you for calling from Michigan. They ain't winning no Superbowl. They'll be good enough to potentially win the division or maybe they'll, they'll choke that away.

But at least for America, they'll give us something to watch on Thanksgiving. That's it. That's it. Like what more can I ask for the Detroit Lions? Be decent on Thanksgiving.

That's it. 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS Godfrey is calling from Maryland. What's up Godfrey. Hey, Jr. Hey, what's up?

Hey, I'm gonna tell you. First, I want to tell you, I appreciate you and chef. Your platform is awesome.

It's bigger than sports, really. I appreciate you was with a previous caller with his mother and your comments. And that was really great.

Thank you Godfrey. Yes. Well, I'll push an old instead of it to even things out.

I'll push another old lady in traffic. Okay. Yeah, you go.

Anyway, what's up? I'm gonna go to the diamond in the rough. I was watching. I know we're going to preseason and stuff and nothing really matters right now.

But I saw something tonight when I was watching a game and in the last fourth quarter of and I saw a quarterback and Belichick looked at him and he just happened to be a quarterback that came from the Louisville Cunningham and he had a 75 yard drive for a touchdown at the end. And I'm gonna say he's gonna be the diamond in the rough and he ain't gonna be the last time you hear his name. And I just wanted you to know that you heard it from Godfrey first. All right. Well, I'll let you know. I'm gonna forget, okay?

Uh-huh. You're gonna have to remind me. If you remind me, I'll remember.

But otherwise, I'm gonna forget because I don't care. I know. I know because it's like preseason. It's the first game and all that kind of stuff. You know what? Not really don't like preseason.

It's true. But I'm watching it because I'm dying for some football. No, I understand. Most people are. You didn't enjoy the XFL?

The XFL wasn't good enough for you? No, no. I don't need to watch that. Oh, okay. I understand.

I didn't either. And thank you, Godfrey. Appreciate you, man. Call me soon, all right? All right. I will. All right. Bye-bye. Let's go from Maryland to Southern California. Vince, you're on CBS Sports Radio.

Oh, hi, Jay. Our great show as usual. Hey, the way you watch preseason football is you watch the first quarter when the veterans are playing and then you just turn it off. And, you know, you talked about going to 18 games. I don't think the Players Association is gonna be good with that because they're gonna want huge concessions on retirement and income and revenue sharing because they get beat to hell in those games.

And I know they're trying to make it safer, but the wide receivers and the linemen, they're getting pounded. I don't think they're gonna want 18. At some point over the next 10 years, they're gonna increase to 18 games.

It's gonna happen. The CBA expires in 2030. A lot of the current NFL players, they did not want to even move up to 17 games.

And I hate to share this with you as well. There are a lot of NFL players who don't even vote or participate in the CBA. They're gonna eventually get to 18 games. It's just a matter of when. But, JR, don't you think all the major sports seasons are too long already? Oh, man, it don't matter how long it is.

They make money. Vince, do you like Beyonce? You like Beyonce?

Yeah, she's good. Yeah, Beyonce is wise. So here's a question.

I'm in Atlanta. Why is Beyonce doing three shows here? Oh, because they're filled. Exactly. And she's making money. It's it.

If the demand is there, you can make money, then do it. That's what the NFL is doing. There's a reason why they're approaching $20 billion a year in revenue.

That's it. Then they got to cut the preseason down to two games, in my opinion. They will. They've already chopped the preseason down by one game, and they've added 17. Give it at some point over the next decade.

Before or after the CBA, they're gonna move to 18. Hey, trust me, Vince, it's coming. Don't worry about it. Vince loves Beyonce. He loves her. I don't believe him.

I don't think he was lying. It's the JR Sport Reshow here on CBS Sports Radio 855-2124 CBS. Yeah, we talk about everything here. I'm gonna talk about NFL safety on the other side of the brain. Don't move. on Sundays, after the show airs on Max. episodes of Billions, streaming August 4th on the Paramount Plus with Showtime Plan.
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