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December 22, 2023 2:01 am

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December 22, 2023 2:01 am

JR breaks down another very mediocre Thursday Night Football game

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That's betterhelp.com slash positive. You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. It's the JR Sport Brief show on CBS Sports Radio. It is the final JR Sport Brief show for 2023. It is the final JR Sport Brief show in this time slot on January 2nd. The show moves to 6 p.m. Eastern, 3 Pacific. I'm coming to you live from Atlanta, Georgia. Super producer and host Dave Sheppard.

He's joining us live from New York City. And we just chilling. That's it for the show.

That's it. I mean, yeah, there's sports going on like Thursday Night Football. The Los Angeles Rams ahead of the Saints right now, 30 to 22. The Saints just scored a touchdown with a two-point conversion.

They just, they didn't retrieve the onside kick. And so the Los Angeles Rams, they have a chance and an opportunity to put some insurance. Do I call them runs? No, that's baseball. Some insurance points up on the board.

Yeah, whatever the hell you want to call it. I'm going to be hanging out with you for the next three hours. It's a bittersweet three hours.

This is the last three hours for now. God knows about business that I'll be here with super producer and host Dave Sheppard. And so I'm just, I'm just kicking it. You know, I informed the world yesterday as the news broke that the show was going to be moving slots that came down the pipe yesterday. And you know, I just wanted to take time. I did it yesterday. I'm doing it now to say thank you and to talk to all the listeners.

And it, chef, it is really crazy. I got a crap ton of messages. Something that has popped up more frequently than others. People asking about the repo man.

People are asking me about the REAP. Is the repo man going to still listen? Is the repo man going to call in? And I'm saying, yes, I know it's a little earlier.

Yes, he's calling in. Yeah, but wait a minute. It's earlier.

Repo man doesn't want, repo man don't want to be seen in the daytime. It's dangerous. Yeah, you're right.

It doesn't get dark right now at 4 30 PM Eastern time or anything like that these days. Oh, it's winter, right? Yeah. He's, he's, listen, he's calling it. He's calling it.

But do you want to, do you want to re put, he's in Detroit, so he's, what is that? That's still Eastern time. Does he want to repossess a car at 2 AM in the morning or does he want to repossess a car at 8 PM? Come on now. I mean, you could also do it at 9, 9 30.

Um, and that's a good way to close out the JR sport for you at 6 PM. Talking to the repo man. Yeah. And I got to give the repo man his own segment to close out the show.

It's time for the repo minute by the repo man. He's like a social media personality and I'm not using that in like lightly. Like he's actually had some traction and he has given it to us multiple times. I don't remember it off the top of my head, but like he's got a little bit of a following with what he does too. Yeah.

Repossessing cars. Right. Right. Right. But he has like a handle to go with it.

It's almost like he monetizes it, which is, uh, if it's not bad enough that someone is literally taking one of the most important possessions you have in your life, he's also making profit off of it. And you got to pay your bills, man. I know. I know.

I know. It's called stealing. Yeah.

At what point do you take the car and not pay for it? Is it not stealing? Well, you know, the way you, I mean, I don't know if you see the robberies these days and places like Walgreens and CVS, but you know exactly where I'm going with this. Exactly. Exactly. Like this is like Michael Rappaport, he puts this all the time on his feet. Like we are seeing security guards.

It is not a good year for them. They are literally standing there with their hands in their pockets while people are leaving these merchandise places with over a thousand dollars worth of goods. It's one thing to steal some mascara.

It's another thing to steal something that weighs, I don't know, a couple of tons. Of course. That you signed a contract for it.

I'm not paying for it. Right. I do feel like, I mean, I don't know if like you, you sell your soul to the devil when you do the kind of job. To be a repo man? Yeah.

Because like, I mean, it's, it's like buying houses and like short sale, you know, it's like knowing someone putting so much equity to a house and you get it off of like auction, like you buy it on a cheap. I mean, it's, it's profitable. Fine. But he, he seems like too nice of a guy to take joy in doing that for his livelihood. I say let the repo man be great again. Okay.

Yeah. He can be great in anything but being a repo man. Let, let the repo, we got lots of repo man, but we only got one here on CBS Sports Radio. Hey, let's go to James from Los Angeles.

We only got one of him. You're on CBS Sports Radio. What's up, James? Hey, man.

I appreciate y'all. I was kind of upset. I thought y'all was splitting up for good, but I know some guys and then like you take the three o'clock spot for out here, Cali man, but man, I, you know, I, I've been a fan of you. I remember when I first started talking to you and our love for LeBron against LeBron. I was like, you're sweet. We like Jackie Chan and you were like, y'all man, you know, we like Jackie too. And I was like, yeah, we like, he loved Bruce Lee. And from then I kind of, you know, took off with you and everything, man.

I heard everything. I know you was talking to, you really talked to a lot of people through the Kobe, Kobe diet, man, and then the COVID and all of that stuff. So, you know, you just been there and plus your work with the special Olympics and just like everything that you've done, man, you know, as a Christian man, even though I'm a Christian man, I don't always ask the part, but it says you, you do instead of say, I can tell people I'm a Christian all day long, but if I don't do right, you know, but you both, you know, what, what, what, what's in your heart that helping people that need help and everything, man, it's just been a blessing to listen to you and talk with you about different stuff. I mean, we haven't always agreed about stuff, but you know what, uh, that's what it's about. That's what it's about, man. Yeah. Yeah. Absolutely.

If somebody agrees with me all the time, I think there's something wrong with them. I mean, that's just. Exactly. Exactly, man.

So I appreciate you. I'm going to try to follow you, uh, on that three o'clock spot, but like, you know, seven o'clock is probably more well, Matt, but I won't catch you every now and then. And one thing to shut, man, you know, I love that. I don't know whether the chef can handle Peter McNeely much less Mike Tyson, bro, because you got to understand that these people, they do this for a living, man. How many shots do you think Peter McNeely has taken over, over, over time, man?

He fought with Frank Bruno and then it closed it off. You think you should, you know, you can probably stand here and look at you too. So, you know, Hey, I mean, I don't know, baby, maybe you just kick ass, you know, type of person, but, uh, you know, these boxes, they, you know, they, they do it for a living, man. Well, we, we going to find out one day, James. Okay.

We'll wait until Mike Tyson is almost in his death bed. Right on brother. I'm going to try to follow you over there, but you know, whatever you do, God bless you and keep doing what you're doing, man.

Oh, thank you. You know, not many times you got me through a lot of stuff. I have a problem with the kids.

I have a problem with my wife and everything. And I just go to my own little cave over here and I check you out and you got to make me laugh. So, Hey, keep doing what you're doing, brother. And God bless this to you.

And then step two. And, uh, you know, I'll talk to you later. Talk to you in a few weeks. Thank you, James. I appreciate you. No doubt. Yeah.

This show is therapeutic for me too. Y'all have no idea. Come on now. I'll be sitting here and the time goes by for four hours.

I could be doing a whole lot of other things. Terrible things. Hey, Eric is calling from Texas. You're on CBS sports radio. What's up, Eric? Hey, Jr. How are you doing? I'm good. What's up? Hey, I just wanted to say, uh, first of all, real quick, I hope Alan calls in early too, because man, I love to hear Alan's phone call.

Alan from Toronto. You want me to fight with Alan from Toronto. You just like to hear us fight.

Yeah. Oh, I just love it. I just love how he keeps going on and on and on. You can't get a word in, man.

I rewind that at least 20 times. I feel like I'm arguing with my, uh, my ex-wife that doesn't exist. Yeah. But I would just want to say jar. It's an absolute honor. You and chef to let me call tonight. I'm going to tell you why, um, you and chef. I mean, the banter you guys have and you letting him be able to speak and, uh, just the, the funny stories, man. We live in a world that people are jerks.

The news has crap all the time on there. We need a good laugh sometimes. And first of all, your sports takes are number one, one a man they're amazing. They always got me thinking, but the banter you and chef have from the stories, like, uh, you ain't going to talk to Siri because, uh, you're old school, but you acknowledge technology is good. And it gets down to the remote control and chef saying one thing you got to say, no, no technology, man. I rewind stuff like that 20 times.

And like the president, he did not know when his wife was there and you said, no, I'm serious. I'm going to get a bunch of emails. And man, I had to remind that about 20 times, man, you guys had me laughing so hard that sometimes I don't get the last hour of the show. Cause I stopped cleaning car dealerships at one in the morning, but like you and chef, like it's like, you know, each other all your life, but I was just blown away that you have been working together for two years. So just thank you all.

And I'm going to, I started cleaning that six central. So I'm going to be listening to them, but I'm gonna miss you and chef. I sure am. Absolutely. We going to miss it too, Eric.

Thank you for calling from Texas. Yeah, I guess I, what are them? Chef, what are them to them? Two old Muppets that they're sitting in the window sale. They got a name, don't they? There's a, there's so many Muppets. No, the two old men Muppets. Oh, I don't know.

I don't not know. I know Piggy and Kermit, but that's not what you're referring to right now. They're all the men Muppets. I mean the, the grandpa and up, is he one of them? It's no, they're Muppets. Somebody will tell us the cancer.

Somebody is going to message me or it'll pop up. Yeah, they're, they're classic. The two old men Muppets that sit in the window sill and they just, they just talk crap. Okay. All right.

I cheated. Uh, was it Statler and Waldorf, right? No, I don't know. Their name's Rom or something, or I don't know.

Okay. It's not Ernie and Bert. No, those, those are two different type of Muppets. I don't even think Sesame Street deals with them anymore.

It's too, uh, controversial. I'm pretty sure it's Statler and Waldorf by the way. Anyway, hold on a second. I gotta, we're a sports show, right? Yeah, but I mean, there's a lot of Muppets in sports, right? A lot of, a lot of those Muppets behind the scenes, so.

Well, I'm trying to figure out who on a rant. Well, Derek Carr is a Muppet. Uh, the Rams beat the Saints 30 to 22. The Rams now have a record of eight and seven. The Saints are seven and eight.

And you know what? I got to give credit to the Rams. It was expected for them to be ass for quite a few years now.

And they've been able to turn things around faster than I expected. And the Saints who cares about them. Sorry. 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. Brian is calling from Toronto. You're on CBS sports radio. What's up, Brian? Oh my God. Brian, you calling me from a cell phone or a lawnmower? Oh my God.

It's terrible. Go ahead. Okay. Uh, okay. Uh, hold on, hold on, hold on, Brian. I got to put you on hold.

Hey chef, can I continue talking to this guy? It was just terrible, terrible radio, right? Terrible. So it's one of those things where I told Brian, Brian, I can put you through, but you sound, you sound okay, but you got to sound better.

Get to a better spot. Brian goes, okay, no problem. He sounds worse. Hey, Brian, I don't want to hang up on you. Can you make your point in 10 seconds?

Cause I mean, we going to blow out somebody in their car, these speakers. Okay. Oh, Brian, go ahead quickly. Anyway. Okay. Uh, um, I, I actually wrote by the fan 590 and show it to, um, I looked at the fan 590 for sports and I listened to WDCX for the Christianity.

I was praying for your program yesterday, along with other people and your broadcast finally came back. Okay. Thank you, Brian. Appreciate your man.

Okay. And you're welcome. And I appreciate you and a lot of people appreciate you.

Hide all your cells down there folks. Thank you, man. Thank you, Brian. Brian said something about listening to me on 580 or 590 in Canada.

Thank you. That man was not calling me from Canada. That man called us from the moon.

Okay. He called us, he called us from the moon. He's standing there next to that flag that we supposed to have, you know, pitched up on a moon.

That's him. 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. Tommy is here from New Orleans. You're on CBS sports radio. What's up, Tommy? Uh, I am again honored.

Uh, just, you know, the caller said, uh, get on the air with you all. Uh, the, the old men and the puppets are the Burton and Ernie. That's who you're referring to. No, no, no. Burton, Ernie are not old men.

They're roommates. Oh, I'm joking, brother. Listen, uh, Brian's problem was not the phone.

I don't think, uh, it was, there was something else on board there, brother. Anyway, listen, congrats on the movement. You put the work in, you deserve it. Um, uh, and that's what we're going to miss. You're not going to get these knuckleheads calling in, you know, during the drive time, like you do tonight.

And at night, that's what we're going to miss, man. So God bless you and congrats. Um, you, the reason, the reason I call it the first time I'm sorry, go ahead, go ahead. I'm sorry. Yeah. This isn't your show or anything, right?

So one of the first times I would call him was chef's insanely ass idea that he could beat Mike Tyson. Right. And I'm like, this is not, I'm not hearing this. Right. And that was the one time you had no comeback Jr. You were like, I don't know what to say.

And just go to commercial. And that was it. So, uh, and neither one of you could be repo Maddie. Okay. None of us can do what? Neither one of you could be repo, man, either.

There's no way we don't want to be repo, man. We don't want to do that. Right. Okay. And this is a sports show.

So my take is on the sports is that the saints are done. Uh, Derek, Derek, you know, Dennis Allen or chip Kelly or whatever his name is. Right. Who's that? Who's that? Is that your wife?

Who'd hand the back? That is a Celeste. She is, uh, uh, my, the best thing that's ever happened to me. Oh, that's nice.

She's not my wife. So Celeste Celeste will tweet at you Jr. A lot by the way. A lot. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.

She's a very, she's very upbeat. Listen, I'm coming to New Orleans. Maybe not. It depends.

Maybe I come to New Orleans next week. I mean, it depends. Y'all got another room on your clean or you're dirty. All right. So yeah, she's sitting right here.

She does have a system. We'll talk about that off. Yeah. All right.

So it's not Wednesday night, but it's Thursday night. So I have a belated Wednesday night top six list. We don't want to hear top six, but go ahead. Hurry up.

JRSB moments. And all it is is names of guys who the city they call from. I don't have names. They're giving us a top call. Let's go ahead quickly.

Do it. Vancouver, Toronto, the guy from Michigan, the guy from Tampa, the guy from Alabama, me and anybody from California calls. God bless you all. We love you all and the best to y'all. Peace and love. Thank you, Tommy. Talk.

Talk to you soon. Thank you. What a cop out list. He said anybody who calls from California. We got a bunch of callers from California crapped. Gilberto just called from San Diego.

We just talked to James from Los Angeles. Like, what are we doing? Yeah.

Yes. Let's start naming. We go out from Miami, from Illinois.

We got lab from Illinois. You know, you know, Ralph's going to call in tonight. You know, Ralph, Greg's going to call in tonight. Wait, who the hell is Ralph? Ralph from Miami. Oh yeah, I think I said Ralph.

Right, right, right, right, right. Is Ralph the very nice guy who calls? Very polite. First thing you always say is hi, Jay. How are you?

Hope you're doing well. Uh, Ryan, Ryan. Well, listen, it's nice.

I could go a whole day and nobody gives a damn how I feel. Ryan from Charlotte, North Carolina. He's a great caller. There's, there's so, there's so many. Eric from Texas.

There's so many. Yeah. There's that one guy from Toronto who got the hint and stopped calling. And it's not it. So we, it's not Rick. It's not Rick. Don't take it personally, Rick.

Right. It's not fast talking Rick. Adam from Toronto is great too. Adam is, it's not Adam. Adam is a great, great dude. Great caller. Adam is not Alan.

Alan is great. There was a guy who, when I started, he called like every day just to be a jerk from Toronto. Yeah. He's one of the drops.

He's just like, oh well, the thing is about sports, we can all be here and disagree and still be friends. Him. Yeah.

That guy. Right. Right. Right. Whatever his name is. Yep. Sean from Oregon used to call a lot.

Yeah, but he got the hint too because he called and be a jerk. I know he's listening now. Uh, and then obviously our boy, uh, uh, you know, family guy. Who? Peter Griffin.

Oh my God. Paul from Rhode Island. Paul from Rhode Island. Yes. Yeah. Paul is fine too.

He'd just be, how are you? Let me tell you something. You're the mayor of everything we do here. All right. That's yeah. Paul from Rhode Island will give like five points in five seconds. Like pick one point. By the way, speaking of five points in one second, can't forget about Beck in Florida. Yeah. Yeah.

That's another one. Jacksonville. No, that's not Beck. He's no, no Beck Beck in Florida. No, Robbie and Jacksonville is great. Robbie and Jacksonville is great. No Beck's great too.

He just makes a lot of points when he gets on. I got a crap, son. I can't even name Maya. Maya from Maya from Maryland is fantastic. Yeah.

She's fantastic. There's and we have a lot of, there's a lot of female callers that I appreciate. Cause I got a lot of messages to answer too. Yeah. Yeah. Have fun with that, man.

It sounds like you're not going to have a break over a holiday for real. I'm going to, I'm going to answer as many messages that I can. Uh, and then we, we got a lot of people here in Atlanta too, man. I can't even, I'm not even going to start naming them. Was there, was there somebody who reached out to you that you didn't even know paid attention to your show that you didn't even realize you were on their radar? No, I don't, I don't know.

Okay. In other words, like you didn't have like a, a huge, huge, um, like someone like a Bob Costas, like reach out to you. I mean, we've had musicians call us. Remember we had a few musicians. No. Yeah. And the guys say he played guitar for Rihanna. Yeah. Yeah. So his, his song had like a billion hits on YouTube.

I think like it's, it's up there. I, he's, he's got one name, long hair, uh, in his fifties. We've had Jared Payton obviously call it the show. We've had Cole Wright, like just guys that are well known in the industry. Um, but is there, there's not anyone who reached out to you that you were surprised. Okay. No, I don't, I don't know. You know, people, when you meet people like, Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

I've, I've listened to you. I'm right. Yeah. So, right. But, uh, you know, I'm not nobody that stands out.

I don't know. And by the way, I'm just going to say it. I heard you're going to do some new stuff on your 6 p.m show that you didn't necessarily do on the 10 p.m. So I'm excited. I'm excited.

I'm excited. Who the hell said that? Well, I have my sources, but I am excited to see. It's a lie. It's not true.

It's not. Okay. Listen, I didn't talk to anybody yet. I was supposed to talk. I got a message, Ryan.

I didn't talk to nobody. Well, I have an idea of what it is. And I think that is, I do. I have a very good idea about what it is.

And I think that's only going to take your show to the next level. I don't know what you're talking. I don't know.

People will find out soon. Okay. You know, better, you know, better than me. Okay. I was supposed to talk to Ryan.

I got so much crap going. I got to talk to Ryan tomorrow. Well, what you're going to talk to him about, I believe very, very much believe he knows how to do so. Okay.

That's going to be a beautiful thing to do nothing. I'm just, well, he's the type of guy to tell him, Hey, come up with some new stuff for us to do. And trust me, trust you, me, that, that guy's going to come up with the things that you didn't even, that you couldn't even think of.

That's how good he is. Good. Listen, I've used enough of my brain.

Top six is definitely going with you for sure. Okay. Okay.

Gotcha. Well, let's talk to Mark from Nova Scotia. Hey, Mark, you're on CBS sports radio. Go ahead.

Oh, Hey Jr. I just wanted to call in because I've been listening to you guys for, I guess the last couple of years. And I just really appreciate, um, your banter. I appreciate how you allow people to have opinions as dumb as they might be. I'm sure I probably call it some dumb opinions. Um, and I just really like your, I like your humor.

I've laughed my ass off tonight. Uh, I laugh every, every time I listen to you guys and, and Jr., um, both of you guys, Jr. and Shep, what I, what I also appreciate is that you remind me and everybody else, uh, like when I'm losing my mind because my team's doing something stupid that it's, it's just sports, man. It's just like, it's not the end of the world. Uh, you changed my perspective and I want to say one more thing. You guys, you, you guys don't fall into that hot take yelling nonsense.

The only hot take I, bad hot take I can think of is Shep wanting to fight Tyson. Then there you go. But, uh, you guys have been great. Um, love it.

And I'll listen to you Jr. And I'll listen to you Shep going forward. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much, Mark. You have a great holiday. Okay. You too. Thank you. Thank you so much.

It's the JR sport reshow here on CBS sports radio. I got to take a break. Otherwise they might fire me and I may not see, uh, January 2nd. So I'm going to take a break. I'm going to get some more of your calls on the other side. We'll take a look at what the hell happened tonight on Thursday night football. I see the Detroit Pistons did something, uh, pretty normal for them.

They lost another game, which is nuts to me. And then we'll get some more of your calls because I won't be talking to you for the rest of the year. I'm going to shed a tear. 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. It's the JR sport reshow.

Don't move. You're listening to the JR sport brief on CBS sports radio. I want to just thank you for all you do to the nation. I've been very analytical and just looking at you. I can always say one thing when you say I don't disagree with what you're saying.

I think that's the biggest compliment that you give to people. And your marketing edge is that you're doing it on the radio, which is like the telephone versus, you know, being in front of the camera and you know, your stuff and call in now with 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. It's the JR sport reshow here on CBS sports radio. The last JR sport reshow for 2023. Also the last JR sport reshow in this time slot starting on January 2nd, the show will air at 6 p.m. Eastern 3 Pacific time.

We got a couple of news items that I must share with you. First of all, the Los Angeles Rams beat the New Orleans Saints tonight in LA. Thursday Night Football, the final score there. 30 to 22. Los Angeles improves its record to 8 and 7.

New Orleans, they fall to 7 and 8. And we just got word via Jeff Passan. Yoshinobu Yamamoto. Yeah, the star pitcher from Japan. This man is going to be a Los Angeles Dodger. He is joining Shohei Ohtani. And if you thought the money that they gave Ohtani was nuts. Yamamoto is agreeing on a 12 year, 325 million dollar contract.

Yes, a pitcher who is 25 years old has never thrown a pitch in Major League Baseball. Yamamoto is going to the Dodgers on a 12 year contract. 325 million dollars. The Dodgers, I think, are trying to supplant, if they have not already, the New York Yankees as the crown jewel of Major League Baseball. We can look at the Yankees and look at all their championships and titles. But right now, the Dodgers are the glamour franchise.

That is without saying. They got Ohtani, and now they got this dude Yamamoto. And if you want to think about paying Yamamoto, he's also on a discount right now. The going rate for a top end pitcher in Major League Baseball, thanks to Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander, is in the range of about 40 million dollars. Look at Garrett Cole, he's making, I think, about 36 million.

And based on the length of Yamamoto's deal, 12 years, he is making 27 million dollars. The Dodgers, they going to whoop some ass, man. It was Yamamoto to the Yankees, Yamamoto to the Mets, Yamamoto to the Dodgers.

Damn. Dodgers again, everybody. And then they deferred Ohtani's contract. They paying him nothing for the next 10 years.

This man don't get no money until he's like retired. Damn. Dodgers are not fair.

They're really not fair. Congratulations to all the Dodger fans out there. 855-212-4CBS. Gary's calling from New Hampshire. You're on CBS Sports Radio. Yeah, Jay, when you made your announcement, I was so bummed out.

I almost wanted to start crying. I am listening to you in my car because I clean offices at night time at 60 years old. And I got to tell you, I'm so bummed out because you guys don't come on until 11 o'clock out here. So obviously, I'm not going to be listening to you anymore.

And I'm not really that computer literate where I'll put you on a computer this day and catch you on HiFi or whatever type of contraptions. And I know you're on WFAL on Saturday, but that's afternoon time and so forth. But I guess you got a promotion, correct? I don't know if it's a promotion.

I move up in the daytime. It's just, you know, I don't know. Okay. Well, as far as that one call he said about the knuckleheads, right? Those knuckleheads, including me, who are calling you up, those knuckleheads pay the bills.

And you know that. And thank God for the knuckleheads or just callers calling you up because without the callers, you're nothing, right? Yeah, but there's a difference between being a caller. There's a difference between disagreeing with me. Me, a knucklehead is someone I don't have no tolerance for. It's not because you disagree with me on a sports take. It's because you're belligerent or you're a jerk or you just want to call up and argue and fight. Yeah, that's a knucklehead to me and not over no sports. It's fine to have a difference of opinion. It's another thing just to call up and be a crap human being. There's a difference. Well, keep up the good work because, like I said, I heard that one caller call and he compliments you on the same type of way that I compliment you about you don't hang up on people.

You let them speak their peace. You take rapid fire phone calls and I'm going to give you a guy that you know and you probably met him in your lifetime and that you remind me of the great Steve Summers. Oh my God. I know Steve.

That's my guy. I know Steve. When I listened to Steve Summers 30 years ago and through the years and when he was on only a couple months ago, they put him on a special night for a Saturday night. I couldn't believe it. I was like, oh my God.

Wow. Do you know I was on that night that Steve came back? I was on the air before Steve.

How about that? I know Steve. Steve has been very good to me, very nice, very complimentary and I love Steve Summers. You need to learn how to use the internet, man, because Steve, I believe, is going to be on air in the daytime on Christmas, which would be a nice treat. Okay, cool. Hey, when he used to say the schmoozing under the covers all the time, it just was always awesome.

When the old thing, when she turns off the light, you turn on the fan. You know what I'm saying? Yeah, no, Steve is Steve is great, man.

You here and me there. Hey, thank you, Gary. Appreciate you, bro. Hey, can I give you one more? What? Okay.

I just want to give you one quick little story. It's fast. I've been saying this for years and let's go back to you not agreeing with me. You remember Hank Aaron, 1974, he hit the big home run that went past Babe Ruth, correct? He's rounding second base. Did you say something about Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron in the same sentence? Hank Aaron just hit that home run that went past. Oh yeah, to pass Babe Ruth. I was like, I thought you said he played against him.

I'm like, no, go ahead. 1974, he's rounding second base. It's on the sports reel and there's two guys, they're both two white guys and they're pat tapping them on the shoulder, say, all right, and he's shrugging them off, say, get away from me like that. You remember that? Yeah, of course, iconic. Okay.

I've told people for years and years, a lot of people never have understood it and you're probably going to be one of them too. I would have given anything to be one of those two guys because 50 years later, they're on the sports reels all the time. Agree? Thanks for the times.

Thank you, Gary. No, I don't agree because nobody knows who the hell they are. I don't know if those guys are alive. I don't know if they're dead. Nobody knows who they are. I know Hank Aaron. I don't know them two guys.

Hey, J.R. Yes? Bereft of all the death threats that the guy was getting pretty much since he got to number 500 in terms of home runs, how many home runs you would have think he would have gotten had he not dealt with all the racism and the BS?

Can you imagine how many he would have clocked out? Oh, I don't know. I don't know.

I was fortunate enough to meet him like right before he passed away. Right. Yo, that dude's hands. Yo, that man's hands. Oh my God. Just, I don't even know what to say. Right.

His hands were like, if he got a grip on your skull, it was over for you. Curtains. I don't know. It's amazing, J.R. This guy, I think there's been like 30 at minimum, 30, 50 home run seasons in the history of Major League Baseball. The home run king of all time, and I'm sorry, Bonds is not there. We don't have to go down that road, but to most people, it's still Hank Aaron, never had a 50 home run season. Yeah, he just hit a million home runs for 20 years. He's like the model of consistency. And honestly, the guy, the guy did it with no ego, no drugs.

And he was overshadowed for the most of his career by Mickey and Willie. Yeah. Well, that happens that way sometimes. Yeah. Well, he, you know, it's like Djokovic Nadal and Federer, you know, ultimately the cream of the crop rose. Yeah.

But yeah, the other guys are jerked up. Yeah. Djokovic. Anyway. What?

Djokovic? Why is he a jerk? Because he, because he, no, listen, listen, I'm not saying I agree with him, but he's taken a very strong stance that certain governing bodies should have no jurisdiction to tell you what you should do with your body. That makes him a jerk.

That's fine. But even outside of that, he just seems, he's not personable at all. What? J.R., you know, this guy came from a torn world country. Doesn't, doesn't matter. He's not personable.

Wait a minute, wait a minute, J.R., they have literally, there have been like novice interviewers that have no idea what they're doing. That will say Novak, how do you think you played today? And Novak will talk in multiple languages for like three, four minutes about like breaking down the, oh, wait, you must be thinking of somebody else if you're saying this about Novak Djokovic. You talk about the 24 time Grand Slam winner? I don't, I don't, I don't vibe with him. I like, I like Federer better. You know, I like Nadal better. Maybe it's because I've seen him go against each other for so many years. I like them better than him. You love Kobe, right?

Obviously, that's your guy? Yeah, I like Kobe Bryant. Okay. You know, Kobe. I like him.

Okay. Now, now you, you respected Kobe's vibe. Wasn't necessarily the most friendly teammate to many people. I've met Kobe. I've met him. Right.

He's been on the J.R.'s corporate, of course. You know who his favorite tennis player was? This has to mean something to you. Doesn't. Okay. That don't got nothing to do with me. If I had to judge everybody how somebody else felt or dealt with somebody, then I'd be nobody. But it's not, but it's not somebody else.

It's Kobe being Bryant. Doesn't matter. Like, I got my own feelings.

I connect. He's like the third wheel for me between Nadal and Federer. So I'm not going to ever vibe with him. I just don't.

Even though he's clearly leapfrogged both in terms of the all time stats, in terms of the head to head. It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter. Okay.

Winning on all four surfaces. I don't, I don't. He's like the third wheel.

He came up late in the game. But there's, but J.R., but the thing is, you have very sound reasoning on a lot of these athletes and coaches and media personalities. You don't get a lot of these wrong. I think you are not. He's cold. He's cold to me. I don't dig him.

I don't feel him. I don't. Okay. Well, can you do me a favor? I know you got a lot going on. Can you watch the 60 minute piece that they just recently did about Novak Djokovic?

It's, it's, it's, it's, it's state of the art journalism. It won't change. It won't change my mind. Okay. I'm a Federer and a dog guy. I can, I can tell. I can tell.

I don't rock. Yeah. You know, when Federer lost to Djokovic at match point at the U.S. Open in 2010, you know, he cried like a little baby. Who?

Which one? Federer? Because he, because he was done. No, he complained.

Ask his knees. He complained. No, I'm talking 2010, U.S. Open at the smack dab of Roger Federer's prime. And Novak Djokovic, he had two points, two match points on Novak Djokovic, right? And Novak Djokovic just absolutely swung for the heavens and both times got it right past Roger Federer.

Not supposed to do that on match point. What are you, his agent? What are you, his agent now? No, I just, I just, it bothers me that Novak Djokovic should be in rarefied air, but he's still somehow playing under the cloud of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, even though 34 years ago. Yeah, because he doesn't, he doesn't vibe. People don't catch the vibe with him. No, but the thing about, the thing about him, it's like almost like the Ricky Williams narrative. Like a lot of people associate Ricky Williams being this pothead, but the reality is Ricky Williams is one of the most deep thinking individuals we've ever had in history. Because he smokes weed. No, no, no. It's gonna make him think deep.

No, he, no, he was, no, he was that before he was smoking weed, JR, when he was in Texas, when he was with, with, with the Saints. We really talking about Djokovic on December 21st. Nobody cares. Okay. I'm just saying nobody cares. You know, yeah, he's not one of the two or three best athletes on planet Earth still. Nobody cares. I get you, JR. That's fair. We don't, nobody cares about Djokovic. Besides Messi and Lebron, he's the third biggest athlete on planet Earth.

Listen, if I walk that, listen, if I walk down the street, down Peachtree street with Djokovic, nobody would care. You know what? You know, part, part of the reason why we're talking about this, because the Thursday night football game once again sucked, even though the score.

Yamamoto was a Dodger. Yeah. How many people care about that? A lot of, listen, man. I think we're on a tiny fatigue.

And so it's now. Nah, man. Yamamoto and Tony, listen, man, they're going to form like Voltron and take over baseball.

Anyway, we got a lot of people here forget Novak Djokovic. 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. That's 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. The last JR sport brief show of 2023. You are listening to the JR sport brief on CBS sports radio.

I want to say thank you for being on the show and giving me some good content. Every time I leave my girlfriend's house, give me some time to chill, relax and listen to some good sports news. Call in now at 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. It's the JR sport brief show here with you on CBS sports radio. The final JR sport brief show at 2023.

The final JR sport brief show in this time slot, January 2nd, the JR sport brief show will be coming to you live at 6 PM Eastern, 3 Pacific. We know that the Los Angeles Rams tonight, they went out there and they beat the Saints 30 to 22. We also know that the Los Angeles Dodgers, they have signed Yoshinobu Yamamoto, the guy from Japan that we've never seen pitch before. Yeah, the Dodgers are giving him a 12 year deal, $325 million. That is about $27 million per year. That is the most money committed to a pitcher ever in major league baseball history. It's also wild to me. He's 25 years old, but damn a 12 year deal for a pitcher.

What happens if this man's arm falls off in two years? What are they doing? Dodgers don't care, man.

They just spending. The Dodgers might as well relocate to Japan. They should sell out every game.

Dodgers tickets are going to be nuts. 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. It's 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. L is calling from Maryland. You're on CBS sports radio.

Go ahead, Al. Oh, hi, JR. You probably don't remember me. I was the one who said I like your music and Angela Davis and Stokely Carmichael and yada yada.

But it doesn't even matter if you don't remember me. What I want to say, I get to hear you all periodically. You and Shep have a, I don't even know what to call it. It's like a dance.

And it's not on any other. I mean, I don't listen to all of them, but I think you all are probably very unique in that whole lineup. And I hate to see that you all, I don't know too much about Ryan Hickey. I don't want to say anything.

I'm not sure what the hookup with that is. I have heard him on one or two occasions. Me personally, I, you know, we have, we, we gravitate to, but you and Shep went all the division and rage and hate and everything in the world. We sometimes need something that gives us laughter, information with sports. And we sometimes need to just take a moment to breathe. And what you all have been is therapeutic. At least that's where I see it. You've been very therapeutic.

That in itself is a gift. So maybe down the way, we don't know what's going to happen. I'm not in, you know, I don't know all the ins and outs of what's happening. I guess congratulations to you, but things have a way of happening. And it may be down the way that Shep ends up being back with you because I think it's touched a lot of people. Really a lot. So I don't really have too much more to say.

That's it for me. Well, thank you, Elle. I appreciate the kind words.

I think Shep does too. Thank you. Okay. And God bless both of you. God bless America. Thank you, Elle.

No problem. Yeah. You'd be, what I look like screaming around.

That would be, that'd be so anti me. I need to sit around here and scream. I don't do that crap. Well, JR, the people that do do that and make millions and millions of dollars doing that, we know it's a facade.

Like most people are smart enough to realize that at this point. Yeah, I don't, I don't feel like screaming. Don't even matter.

Radio, television. What am I, what am I screaming here for? Going on a rant. About what?

I'm looking at sports. I ain't going on no damn rant. Did I lose money?

No, I didn't lose money. I don't care. Like I'm entertained. I love sports. I love the athleticism.

I've loved the competition. Not enough to be like, I'm on a rant and scream about something. Don't care. If I want to rant about something, I'm gonna rant about, I don't know, my taxes. I'm gonna rant about the traffic in Atlanta. I'm gonna rant about the guy who walked by me outside and didn't take a bath. You know, I don't care about this rant. I don't care.

If I want to rant about something, I don't care about the Dodgers guy either. 12 years, $325 million. Damn.

I hope he stays healthy. 855-212-4CBS. That's 855-212-4CBS. I'm gonna get some more of your calls. It's the last show in this time slot.

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