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December 20, 2023 2:10 am

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December 20, 2023 2:10 am

JR discusses Caitlyn Clarke & Angel Reese co-winning the Sporting News Athlete of the Year, along with the growth of women's basketball at the collegiate and pro levels.

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You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. Happy Tuesday night. I hope you're well. I hope you're safe. I hope you're good.

Damn it. We're running out of time for the year. I'm not running out of time, at least for the night. I'm going to be here with you for the next three hours.

I do get started at 10 p.m. Eastern, 7 Pacific. So if you missed the first hour of the show, it's simple. Go ahead and hit rewind on the free Odyssey app. I'm coming to you live from Atlanta, Georgia.

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Ask it to play CBS Sports Radio. What a night it's been already. John Moran came back. John Moran lost his mind in a good way this time.

He lost his mind in a good way on the basketball court. He flash no guns at the strip club. He didn't sit in his car, flash a gun. He didn't punch a 17 year old.

Let's see what else. He didn't threaten to beat anybody up at Foot Locker. What did I forget?

One of his friends didn't, you know, point the laser at somebody in the back of an arena. Yes. So tonight he did something good on the basketball court. You have 34 points, including a game winner that will hear momentarily. Listen, if you want to talk to me, it's simple.

The phone number is eight five five two one two four CBS is eight five five two one two four CBS. Listen, folks, the countdown for me. What year are we in?

2023. The countdown for me is almost done. OK, I'm here today, Tuesday. I'm here tomorrow, Wednesday for a top six list.

I'm going to give you, by the way, my my top athlete of the year. You wait on that should be fun. And I'll be here on Thursday. And after that, I will see you all in 2024. And so if you want to get a hold of me before the clock strikes, whatever it is, midnight, two weeks from now, this week is your best chance to go ahead and do so.

But you know what? In a few minutes, I want to tell you about someone or two people who were named the sporting news athletes of the year. But let's take some time to recognize the man who returned to the basketball court tonight and decided to drop 34 points in a comeback victory for the Memphis Grizzlies.

His name is John Moran. The Memphis Grizzlies beat the Pelicans down in New Orleans. The final score, 115 to 113. John Moran came back, helped lead a charge at the end of the game. Thirty four points to go along with eight assists to go along with six rebounds. And then he had the game winner, which was a driving, spinning, whirling dervish layup to win the game for Memphis.

Let's take a listen to that. This is the game winning layup from the Grizzlies radio network. Ball into the backcourt for Moran. Eight seconds, seven seconds. Jones waits beyond the three point line. Four seconds, three seconds. Moran in the lane, spins, hangs, floats.

It's good! Zeros on the clock. Moran wins the game. It is returned. Twenty five games later, the Grizzlies have shown they are going to make a charge back into the Western Conference picture. Oh, slow down, man.

They're going to make a charge. Relax. Oh, Homer. Homer radio broadcasters. Memphis got a record of seven and 19. Stop it.

They're going to make a charge back into the. Can they play some more games, man? Can John Moran play one more game besides the one he played tonight? Sheesh.

Out here selling tickets. Memphis now has a record of seven and 19. Oh, and if you should care, Zion Williamson, he had 13 points.

And so I'm sure somebody will be calling him fat any minute now. John Moran, 25 games suspension over, comes back and drops 34 points. He spoke to Stephanie Ready, you know, after the game. Hey, Andrew, what what did Stephanie ask him? I know we got a clip.

What did she ask him? How good it feels to be back. Well, let's hear John Moran talk about it. I've been playing working, man. I play a game in eight months. Had a lot of time, you know, learn myself. A lot of hard days, you know, where I went through it.

But, you know, basketball is, you know, my life, what I love therapeutic for me. And I'm just, you know, excited to be back. Oh, good for him. I hope he stays out of trouble. I'm not going to list all the things that he's dealt with because, dammit, he dealt with them, except for the thing about punching a kid that's not done with.

And so we'll figure out what happens with John Moran. I hope, fingers crossed, that he can stay out of trouble. If I were him, man, you got dammit, he got more than 250 million reasons to stay out of trouble. This dude is 24 years old.

This man has about 400 million plus earmark to stay out of trouble. If you don't stay out of trouble, I'm going to say it very clearly. You are dumbass.

There's no other way to put it. Sorry about that. No, I'm not sorry. Who am I kidding? Anyway, 855-212-4CBS.

That's 855-212-4CBS. Let's take some time to recognize some amazing athletes. I told you I'm only here for two more days after this, and this is the time of year where people start giving out awards.

By the time we get past Christmas, we're going to get the top 10 records, top 100 this, top movies, top this. I mean, a couple of weeks ago, Deion Sanders, Sports Illustrated, said Deion was the sports person of the year, just because of his impact out in Boulder, Colorado, not on the field, obviously. They went four and eight, but to the whole community, right?

And so what happened? Recently, over the past 24 hours, sporting news, it's been around since like 1886. I don't know what the hell sports they were covering besides baseball, but anyway. They gave out the Sporting News Athlete of the Year award and they decided to name two people sporting news athlete of the year. So that would mean athletes is plural.

Two of them. Kaitlyn Clark and Angel Reese. Yes, Sporting News said the two of them are your athletes of the year. So damn nice they had to give it twice, not one.

And they basically said the influence that these two women had on women's basketball this season is unparalleled and unmatched. If you have to think about some past sporting news athletes of the year, they've been giving out this award since 1968. Shohei Ohtani, the 700 million dollar man. He got the award. Messi, Lionel Messi. Football, soccer icon.

He got the award. LeBron James. If you want to go back further, we can look at Larry Bird and Tom Seaver, Michael Jordan, Cal Ripken Jr., Tom Brady. And now you can throw in the names of Kaitlyn Clark and Angel Reese.

And we know where a lot of this got started earlier this year. They were like two comets crossing in the sky of the women's college basketball game or universe, I should say. They crossed paths and LSU ended up with a championship. But along the way, Kaitlyn Clark, you know, she decided to kind of put one of the teams, the Gamecocks, away. Did the John Cena, You Can't See Me, waved them off in the national championship game.

Angel Reese did the whole John Cena, You Can't See Me, and the world exploded. Right. You know, someone who didn't care about the hand gesture. Was Kaitlyn Clark, because Kaitlyn Clark on ESPN earlier this year, outside the line, she said, I didn't care. I ain't got no problem with it. Why do other people care?

Listen to this. I don't think Angel should be criticized at all. You know, no matter which way it goes, you know, she should never be criticized for what she did.

I think everybody knew there was going to be a little trash talk in the entire tournament. It's not just me and Angel. So like I said, I'm a big fan of hers. Oh, they're friends, right? They're buddies. I guess they are.

I mean, right after the celebration, Angel Reese was just like, man, I didn't appreciate what she did, but she was being disrespectful. And so I stood up for my people. Listen to this. All year, I was critiqued about who I was.

Nobody. I don't get the narrative. I don't fit the narrative. I don't fit in the box that I want me to be in. I'm too hood. I'm too ghetto. Y'all told me that all year.

But when other people do it, y'all don't say nothing. So this is for the girls that look like me. That one that's going to speak up on what they believe in.

It's unapologetically you. Oh, well, we certainly saw her explode as a celebrity. She was in Sports Illustrated, the swimsuit issue. She's at the Espy Awards. She was suspended a couple of games ago.

It wasn't official that it was a suspension. She was gone from the LSU basketball program for several games. Her coach didn't want to say anything. And then Caitlin Clark, I mean, I turn on the television and she's in state farm commercials like her name is Chris Paul.

I mean, between these two young ladies, let's think about this. Caitlin Clark, named the Naismith Player of the Year, 41 points in back to back NCAA tournament games. Iowa just played that that big old game, had the largest crowd in NCAA women's basketball history. Caitlin Clark, if she stays healthy, knock on wood, she's going to be the top scorer all time in D1's college basketball history if she can stay healthy between now and February. Angel Reese, 34 straight double doubles. She was the most outstanding player at the Final Four between the two of these women. Man, they have about four hundred four million dollars in marketing contracts.

The championship game between Iowa and LSU had about 13 million people watching. They're helping grow women's basketball. These two women, dare I say, Angel Reese and Caitlin Clark, especially earlier this year. They're probably more famous than anybody in the WNBA this season, this year, not named Brittany Greiner.

They're in college. They haven't even been eligible to go into the WNBA. They'll be eligible this year to get into the WNBA for whatever reason.

You've got to be 22 years old. The WNBA doesn't have enough teams or spots, but that's another conversation. And so because of their influence on the game, sporting news, and I believe rightfully so, name them athletes of the year. Now, I know a lot of people are saying, oh, well, why are they splitting up the award and why did Angel Reese get it? And because she's black, they didn't give it to Caitlin Clark.

Listen, if you got to tell a story. Everybody needs a foil, right? Everybody needs an antagonist, a protagonist. Let's be real. I don't think we have an Angel Reese if we don't have a Caitlin Clark.

I don't think we have a Caitlin Clark in the same way if we don't have an Angel Reese. These two young ladies are going to be connected for as long as they go out and play basketball. People are going to pit them against each other for as long as they're balling. You got one black, you got one white.

I mean, do I got to take us back to the 80s with a Larry Bird and a Magic Johnson? If I got to think about things even a little deeper here, this is how people sell real fights. This is how boxing promoters sell fights.

They divide lines up via ethnicity and background and tribalism. How can we get this person versus this person? How can we get people to tune in? Congratulations to both Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese. I personally am very interested in seeing where the women's game continues to grow, because as long as the WNBA has been around and damn it is going on, what, like about 25 years at this point in time, we can think about the stars that helped set the league up. We can think about the stars that have come and gone and been around, whether it's a Cheryl Swoopes or now Diana Taurasi or Kelsey Plume.

We can go on and on. But have there ever, has there ever been an anticipation for two stars coming out of college to go pro? You don't think the two of them are going to sell out arenas wherever they play in the WNBA? It's good for the league. And the crazy thing is, if you listen to the two of them and I don't think they're lying, why would they lie? They don't got no problem with each other. It's just basketball.

It's just competition. Angel Reese was on Jennifer Hudson show. If you got time to sit at home and watch Jennifer Hudson, God bless you. But she was on Jennifer Hudson show. And she basically said, this is crazy because we cool.

So how does it you know, how did it feel when you got to see how the media portrayed everything? People don't realize that me and Caitlin are cool. Like it was no beef. People don't realize that and how competitive both of us are. We're the top of our class. And to see how much we've grown women's basketball within a year, that was what it was for both of us. So for them to blow it up, to make it seem like it was something that it wasn't was I mean, it was tough because we just like I said, we worked hard for the championship and we don't want it to make it seem like there's there's other things that's going on. Let's just highlight the championship, because we did work hard and we put in the work and we won the netting.

Yeah, listen, I got no problem. She waved her hand and she won a championship. And now people are calling her a poor sport. Man, I see all types of terrible stuff on basketball courts all the time. The men could do it. It's the men are jerks, right? Nobody cares if the men talk crap. I saw one guy curse out a referee and call him every terrible word in the book and nobody bats an eye. But the women talk a little bit of trash to each other.

And now all of a sudden they're the they're the worst things that you could ever think of. Like, come on now, let's let's get over it. It's basketball and it's actually beautiful to see its growth. And I hope it grows some more. And then because we got we got a lot of idiots out here who say things like, if I got a high school basketball team and I I put them against the WNBA team, just insecure, idiotic men running around making statements like that to rile people up.

You got to give the women there just do. Congratulations to Kaitlyn Clark. Congratulations to Angel Reese. And unfortunately, this dude isn't here with us anymore. Months before he passed away, we all know about Kobe Bryant, a staunch advocate, staunch advocate for women's basketball, especially with his daughters taking up an interest in what daddy helped make a life and what daddy helped move into the art and entertainment world. Kobe was a fierce advocate. I mean, dammit, the guy died on the way to coaching his girl and his basketball team and their basketball team.

That is just you can't even put it to words. But in the summer of twenty nineteen, Kobe Bryant sat down at a WNBA game. It was the All-Star game. A matter of fact, there wasn't just any game. And Kobe Bryant was asked on ESPN about his daughters and and why it's important for them to watch the game and why he appreciates it.

I want you to take a listen to this. You bring your girls to see basketball. Why is that so important to you? Oh, it's important for them to see great basketball.

And also just for the women's game in general, it's important to raise awareness about it and have more women out there playing the game. And it's the future. And it's the future. Damn right, it's the future. And Kaitlyn Clark and Angel Reese are helping to deliver that future. It's a beautiful thing when everybody has an opportunity to do something as simple as play sports. And we should respect the young ladies who go out there and do it. Kudos to Kaitlyn Clark.

Kudos to Angel Reese. I wouldn't mind seeing them back in another national championship. I wouldn't mind seeing them bust each other's asses and talk trash for, I don't know, the next five or ten years.

Sign me up for it. It's the J.R. Sportbree 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. What do you think about Kaitlyn Clark and Angel Reese being named sporting news athletes of the year? Joining names like Shohei Ohtani, LeBron James, Lionel Messi, Larry Bird, Tom Brady, Cal Ripken and Michael Jordan. Not bad company for the two of them to be in. I'm going to take your calls on the other side of the break.

I'm going to tell you about someone else who ended up with an award. It's the J.R. Sportbree show here on CBS Sports Radio. You're listening to the J.R. Sportbree on CBS Sports Radio. You're listening to the J.R. Sportbree on CBS Sports Radio. I even got my wife into listening to you, man. You know, like when I come home at night, she already have you on like walking the house. I'm getting out the car, you know, and then I'm walking in the house and I'm still hearing you, man. Call in now at 855-212-4CBS. Oh, that's good, man.

That's an amazing wife. What you can also do is just put the free Odyssey app on your phone. You can go from your car. You can go inside. You can disappear from your wife in the garage.

Just take the show with you anywhere. 855-212-4CBS. That's 855-212-4CBS. Before we went to break, I'll let you know that both Kaitlyn Clark of Iowa and Angel Reese of LSU. They were named the Sporting News Athletes of the Year because of what they contributed to women's basketball.

I say, oh, this is dope. I mean, I don't think you can have one without the other. I don't think one would be as large without the other. And I think it's a credit to both of them because they are really helping to grow the game.

And they will be connected at the hip as they move their careers forward. You know, LSU walked away with the national championship early this year. Let's see if Iowa can go ahead and bounce back. I'm also very interested and I don't think I've ever I know I've never said this in my life before. I'm real interested to see what WNBA teams they end up on and then what they do to help grow the WNBA. Could be a lot of pressure.

Certainly is. Let's see if they can live up to it. 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. Also, congratulations on the men's side. Not necessarily having to do anything with the women's basketball. Kaelin DeBoer, the head coach of the Washington Huskies.

He was named the Associated Press Coach of the Year. We know Washington is going to compete for the national championship. They were in that final four.

They went perfect so far this season. They had Pac-12 champs. Be the last time we say that as they get ready to head over to the Big Ten.

And for DeBoer, what a nice come up. Going from Fresno State all them years at Sioux Falls and now with a perfect record with Washington and a chance to win the national championship. He's named the coach of the year here for the AP in college football. They're going to take on Texas on New Year's Day and let's see if they can advance to the college football final. Let's pick up the phone lines and talk to Gary from New Hampshire.

Your CBS Sports Radio. Gary, how are you? Wow.

Wickedly impressed. Great job talking about the college basketball women. I'm going to put you on the spot, but in a decent way. OK. And there's no right or wrong answer.

But here it goes. If you had to choose between watching an NBA game or a WNBA game, which do you choose? Oh, man, I watched I watched NBA.

How's that put me on the spot? Well, because I think the WNBA is a better product. It's fast paced.

So is the NBA. But I think it's just the way the women athletes are special. Just so the way we already expect the men to be great. But these women are really great.

And it really is a change of pace. Wouldn't you agree? Well, I mean, there's there's different versions of it without a shadow of a doubt. We know from an athleticism standpoint that the men are more athletic. They're bigger, they're faster, they're stronger.

That that goes without saying. I know a lot of people, for whatever reason, would try to debate that. But they they know they ain't no debate in that there. But what I will say is, yeah, they play a more straightforward game of basketball. I don't turn on any college game, whether it's well, not college. I don't turn on any basketball game or league and expect it to run like the NBA. You know, there's a lot of folks and I understand the reasons they appreciate college basketball more than they appreciate the NBA. So there's there's different strokes for different folks.

There's people who like college football more than they like the NFL. Me, I could care less if it's going to be entertaining. I can appreciate what I see in every regard.

It don't matter to me. And my last thing, I'm going to do a quick promo on you. You are one of the best I've heard in the longest time on sports talk radio. I keep on saying that to you. And you know, I'm not lying.

There's a lot of veterans out there that are on sports talk radio and they stink. You keep it going. You take phone calls. Keep up the good work. Well, thank you, Gary. Appreciate you for calling from New Hampshire. He said stink.

I was going to say they suck. What do I care? Listen, thank you so much for the kind words. I just get up and do my own damn thing. I don't worry about what anybody else is doing. I just get up and do my thing.

That's what the hell I've been doing for the past. I don't know. Let's see.

Let's see. 2009, I started the JR sport brief. I've been doing my own damn thing since 2009.

The only sports vlogger people that you see. I'm the first. I'm the big honcho. I am.

That's not no BS either. 855-212-4CBS. That's 855-212-4CBS. Hey, Jeff is here from Oceanside out in Cali. You're on CBS Sports Radio. What's up, Jeff? How we doing, JR? We good. Excellent. I just wanted to say I really enjoy when we see Ja Morant come back the way he did because it's a reminder that mental health is so important and on the forefront of the NBA and people talking about all of his controversies just brings that back up as a reminder to maybe just be a little bit more kinder to one another and not judgmental of what's going on in one another's lives.

That's all. I just want to wish everyone well for the holidays and that was my thought. Well, thank you, Jeff.

I appreciate you for calling from Oceanside out in beautiful California. Here I go. Prepare yourselves, people. I'm about to sound like a jerk.

Maybe to some of you. I'm a staunch advocate. I think if you've listened to this show, I think if you've listened to me for the past, I don't know, since 2009 and whether it be on television or radio or on YouTube, like I'm a human being first. I hate when people get mistreated. I absolutely hate it. If you listen to this show, you know that I'm a partner and I've also been a producer with Special Olympics, holding events, holding tours, all to promote equality and treating people like people because there's nothing more than I hate in the world than treating somebody as subhuman. I hate it. I absolutely.

If there's one thing I hate in life, I can say it's that. Now, having said that, at what point in time or is there a point in time? Is there a line in the sand? Where we stop just slapping mental health on everybody and anything, right?

At what point in time? Are we sitting on a razor thin line between stupidity and acting like a complete ass and having mental health issues? Like, where's that line? You know, I get it. There are plenty of people who have mental health issues. There's plenty of people who have issues mental health wise that are not at the forefront that we don't see. Hey, look, I might be having a terrible crap day and might have the worst day of my life, and nobody would be able to tell if it's not written on the front of my face.

I get it. There are people who deal with issues all the time, all the time. Legit problems. But is everything mental health?

I don't think so. And I ain't no doctor. And I just think it's an easy let's slap a mental health sticker on it. Like, we got to talk about John Moran earlier this year. He went for treatment and did what? To go back on Instagram and show another gun that maybe wasn't a gun. Like, that's just stupid.

Come on. John Moran went to treatment and came back to show more guns. Draymond Green is now in counseling and we're talking about, oh, I need Draymond to get the help that he needs because he's lashing out on the basketball court. Is he lashing out in life? No, everything I hear about his life outside of basketball sounds great. Why does he become an ass when he's on the court? Why is he trying to choke out Rudy Gobert and step on a Chester Sabonis? Come on, man.

And so John Moran, like, he burned that bridge already. I ain't no doctor. Mental health? Yeah, he needs help. He needs help maturing like a lot of idiots out here. A matter of fact, I can't even say idiots. All of us can probably do a little bit maturing.

I don't care how old you are. There, I said it. We don't got to slap the mental health sticker on everything. Actually, I think it's a disservice to the people who are dealing with real issues because we want to slap millionaires. That's not to say a millionaire can't have a mental health issue. I think plenty of them can because they're humans. But I think it's a cop out a lot of times.

I think it's an excuse. 855-212-4CBS. It's 855-212-4CBS. This guy's name is Craig. Hey, Craig, where you calling from? Calling from Arizona.

Oh, Arizona. Oh, Craig, how you doing, man? Hey, I'm doing good. I'd like to say first of all, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all New York Yankee fans. Only to the Yankee fans, huh? Well, you know, the best shout out to them.

We got our early Christmas, so we will be improving next year. J.R., let me tell you, I've been a Clayton Clark fan for a long time. Oh, Soto. All right. Go ahead, Craig. What is on your mind?

What's up? Yeah, and that girl can play some hoops and they call her the Steph Curry. But she's more like magic because she can dish with the best of them. Kaitlyn Clark. Kaitlyn Clark. She reminds me of a combination of she she dribbles all day like James Harden and she jacks up the shots like Steph Curry.

And she's great. Yeah, but I must improve with her dishing, dishing the ball down in the paint to out to the side so they can shoot their threes. But no, I'm I'm totally cool with them being the sportsman's of the year and because they work hard and they get into their craft. And it is going to be interesting to see how they do in the WNBA. Yeah, I think this might be the launching pad that the league has needed for quite some time now. And we're at twenty five years just about.

So real interested to see where they go. Hey, Craig, happy holidays to you. OK, good talking to you.

Happy holidays to you as well. Johnny from Atlanta. Go ahead, John. You're on CBS Sports Radio. I say one thing about women's college basketball has changed. Well, I know what I saw.

It was just pick and roll set the formation up and everything else. But now you see Kaitlyn Clark jacket of three is getting more exciting, like the girl from USC Juju. She got houses like Kyrie, the other girl from South Carolina. Man, is it? I'm just a person.

I'm excited to see women's basketball. And I got one more thing about the job. Morant to is this the young culture that's killing us because we get money. Banks got caught with a good Michael Williams. His career is over because his gun situation is just it's a young it's a young people.

I don't know what's going on with it, but they have they have the career set up for and then they do stuff like that. Now, let me let me. Well, thank you. Thank you, Johnny, for calling from Atlanta. Let me tell you something, Johnny. The gun thing that ain't that ain't just a young thing. That ain't just a millionaire thing. That is not just a professional athlete thing. An old thing, a black thing, a white thing. The gun thing, I think, as we all can see here in this country, in the United States of America, is just the thing. And it's a terrible thing. And that that goes beyond a recent matter or issue as it relates to culture. I think we can all agree on that.

Unfortunately, we can't agree on a solution. It's the J.R. Sportbri show here with you on CBS Sports Radio eight five five two one two four CBS as eight five five two one two four CBS. I'm going to get some more of your calls. I'm going to talk about the NFL, which we talk about the growth of women's basketball. Yeah, I think it's growing.

Is the NFL going to keep growing? I'm going to explain. We'll get to that at the top of the hour. On the other side, it's more of your calls.

But right now, it's a news flash with Marco Belletti. You are listening to the J.R. Sportbrief on CBS Sports Radio. You are listening to the J.R. Sportbrief on CBS Sports Radio. Hey, J.R., thanks for taking my call. Your show is bad ass and you always have a good quality bunch of callers. First of all, I tell you that I'm a big fan of yours, man.

You kill it. You do great shows at night, man. Hey, J.R., how's it going? I just want to say I appreciate you. You're my late night therapist, so I appreciate you. Thank you. Call in now at eight five five two one two four CBS. It's the J.R. Sportbrief Show here on CBS Sports Radio. Yeah, therapist?

Eh, it's a stretch. You're welcome, though. Send me money. Send a check, OK?

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They got time to get it together. Later on in the show, we're going to talk about the best team in the NFC not named the 49ers. We'll go ahead and get there. But let's get back to the phone lines. Let's go ahead and talk to Rolando calling from San Diego. You're on CBS Sports Radio. What's up, Rolando? Well, J.R., how are you? What's up?

What's up, man? I just want to talk about the Chargers season. It's been a horrible season, a total debacle. Nothing's gone right.

But it's a it's a blessing in disguise. They're going to have a high draft pick because they're not going to win another game with a backup stick as quarterback. You don't like Easton's stick? You don't like him? He's trash, bro. He's garbage. His own family doesn't like him as a football player. You're right.

But it's OK. They're going to get a high draft pick. They fired the GM, they fired the coach, and whoever becomes the coach and then the coach of the Chargers is going to have a great quarterback and Justin Herbert and a great roster. So somebody called Jim Harbaugh. You want to call him now or later?

I think he's kind of busy. Either Jim Harbaugh or or the coach of the Patriots, Bill Budzic, we're going to have a better coach and we're going to have a it's going to be a clean slate in 2024. And that's what they needed.

The Chargers need to have a reset. And I like what the 2022-2024 season has in store for us. All right. Yeah, I mean, it can't it can't get worse. Well, it can, but I think it'll be better. Well, anyway, the owner is still the same.

So maybe it can get worse. Hey, Rolando, good luck to you. Enjoy the holidays. All right. You too, man. Have a good day. I'll try my best. It'll be easy for me to try.

I can do that. Patty is calling from San Diego. I love San Diego.

You want CBS Sports Radio? What's up, Patty? Hey, just wanted to say hi. This is my second time calling in a Padre fan. And you're welcome, Yankees fans.

We did give up Juan Soto for you. So Merry Christmas. And I want to thank you. You're entertaining as hell, funny as hell, smart as hell. You mixed up the sports and I appreciate.

I'm a nurse and retired. The difference between immaturity and mental health. That's a big difference. And a young kid who's got a lot of money and a lot of talent. And it depends on who he surrounds himself with, how he was raised, you know. And, you know, I have a nephew and the love of a good woman and a little aging, you know, maturing, you know, got him out of his dark holes and bad habits. Talk to me about the woman part, because I'm lacking in that department.

Tell me about the loving of a good woman. Yeah. No, I mean, I could talk to him. He's an intelligent young kid, but he was in love. He is in love. He's going to get married. And she was the only thing that he valued enough to change his stupid habits.

You know, he knew what was. Where did they meet at? Where did he meet her? In Las Vegas at one of those. Yes. I don't want no more of this advice.

This sounds bad. They met in Vegas where now? No, they're totally cool. They're totally mature. They're totally go to church on Sunday.

They work out together. Very. Where did they meet in Vegas?

I cut you off. I'm sorry. One of those music things where they're all Dayglo stuff in the raceway.

EDM, they're fist bumping in glow sticks. Yeah, whatever that stuff is. I'm sorry. I'm old. So I don't know any of that crap anymore. Listen, I don't go to that stuff either.

Okay, I don't do that. But you know, he's a good kid and he just needed to get his mind right. And he's a straight A student, but he was just, he had some other issues. He had, you know, legitimate issues. And that's like, I was telling you, I really appreciate, you know, there's a difference between mental health issues and just immaturity and sometimes they're mixed together too.

So you have all sorts of things and I appreciate your respectfulness for all human beings and people's issues and especially athletes too. They're a whole different breed because they do have talents. Yeah, but they're human.

Yeah, exactly. We have Fernando Tatis. You know, everybody's getting on his ass down here in San Diego. He's a human being too. I said, he's just young. Give him a break. He came back. He's talented as hell. He's fun to watch. You know, give him a break. He's going to come around like he did.

I would think he'd have a little bit more sense, especially with his dad being a former big leader. Like, come on, man. Why are you breaking up?

You're breaking your wrists. I told our coach, Kentaro, on our talk show radio, when you have kids that are in their 20s, early 20s, they're free and easy. They think they're going to live forever.

They don't think anything's going to happen to them. And he's just a free and easy soul. And he's different than his dad is too. He's a different human being than his dad is, you know.

Yeah, but his dad kind of has backed up some of his nonsense. It's like, come on, you play it in the big leagues. Like, stop it. Like, cut it out.

Oh, I agree. And I can't remember, and I could be wrong, but I don't remember Fernando Tatís doing anything ridiculous. Not like his son. His son is obviously much better than him. His son is making more money. But it's not like Tatís was a knucklehead and his dad is following in his footsteps.

You never heard anything about Tatís, and now his son is too. But it's a different generation too, JR. Right. It's a whole different generation. So what, younger people are stupid now? A lot of them are. Yeah, yeah, okay.

And they have social media and, you know. Oh, yeah. You know, it's an even. Yeah. Well, thank you, Patty. Call from San Diego.

I think Patty may have said one of the magic words. I'm not sure. But look, I get a point. Like, social media is terrible.

Like, let's think about this for a minute. Would John Marant be in trouble if he didn't have Instagram? He could take a gun into a strip club.

Anybody could take a gun into a strip club. But why are you putting it on the internet? Like, there's an innate something in people where they got, oh, my God, I got to share this with people. I gots to share it. Like, for what?

Like, what's the benefit? Like, I understand there's so many great uses of social media. I'm a result. I think I'm a great example of what you can do on social media. I wouldn't be sitting here with you. I wouldn't be on TV if I didn't use social media. I ain't waving around guns and being a jackass.

Like, ugh. It's like any tool, right? Like, we have so many options and the ability to utilize so many things in life. But it always boils down to what are you doing with the tools you have at your disposal? I can take a knife. I can carve you up a tremendous meal, right? I can get in the kitchen, chop up some vegetables. I can use a knife and use it for great good.

We also know about the terrible things you can do with a knife. I mean, we can think about the television as a tool, right? I can sit down and turn on educational TV. I can go on the internet and I can learn about the world without having to go to the library and utilize the Dewey Decimal System. Or I could sit around and scroll through Instagram like a mindless you-know-what all day. You know, everything is a tool.

It's just a matter of really what you do with it. And thank you, Patty, for calling from San Diego. She got very comfortable on the air.

Too comfortable. Thank you, Patty. It's the JR Sportbreeze Show here with you on CBS Sports Radio. Hey, I got to take a break. I'm not going to get yelled at, but I'm going to get cut off and I don't want that.

And so what I'm going to do is come back on the other side. I'm going to get some more of your calls. I know we've talked about football and baseball and John Moran and Kaitlyn Clark and Angel Reese. We're going to talk more football. We're going to talk about the NFL. The NBA women's basketball is growing, right? What the hell is going on with the NFL with all these penalties and the defense and the lack of defense? NFL is changing. We'll talk about it here on CBS Sports Radio.

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