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I get started every weekday at 6pm Eastern, 3 Pacific. I'm coming to you live from Atlanta, Georgia. Thank you so much to our super producer and host Ryan Hickey.

He's holding it down for us on the boards in New York City. You can always listen to this show on the free Audacy app, AUDACY. You can tune in on your local CBS Sports Radio affiliate, Sirius XM Channel 158. And if you've got a smart speaker, ask it to play CBS Sports Radio. We're less than a week away from the Super Bowl in Las Vegas, the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers. And boy oh boy, before we even get to the game, before we even get to the action, like there's news all over the place. And so we've had a busy first two hours of the show.

The rest of the show is going to be fun as well. The NFL players are getting ready and situated for NFL media night. This is where the players get asked all of these ridiculous questions.

And, you know, how many times do you put swipe deodorant under your arms? Just just ridiculousness. Right. And then there was the Patrick Mahomes news.

His dad hit with a DUI out in Tyler, Texas, on Saturday morning. As of today, the San Francisco 49ers are not happy with their current practice field conditions out at UNLV. They're utilizing UNLV as a practice facility. It is just Super Bowl week. So there's always going to be something nutty. I mean, last year and I was at the Super Bowl last year out in Phoenix, Arizona. And you got the story with Michael Irvin, you know, allegedly assaulting a hotel staffer.

It's like, whoa, it's just it's Las Vegas. I am crossing my fingers that there are no major issues, that there are no disasters that pop up, that nobody is gambling, that nobody gets in trouble. I am just crossing my fingers that we can get through this week without issue. And even before we got here, there are already problems. Just it's pretty terrible. And so the week is off right now as I stand here in the studio.

The players are getting ready to walk into Allegiant Stadium for opening night. It's it's just a fun you know what show. There's there's no other way to put it. So first of all, thank you to Thomas Dimitrov, Falcons or the former Falcons GM who came through to join us to talk about the hiring of Dan Quinn, Raheem Morris. He did draft Matt Ryan. He did construct the team that went to the Super Bowl and unfortunately lost. So thank you to Thomas Dimitrov for bringing by, you know, his own perspective. And about 15, 20 minutes or so.

Yeah, about 15 minutes. We're going to have a conversation with Solomon Wilcox, Emmy Award winning broadcaster, former NFL defensive back. He now works for Sirius XM, NFL radio, has podcast, works with folks in the health field. So Solomon Wilcox will come through and then we'll have additional perspective as Solomon is also in Las Vegas. As NFL media night is getting ready to kick off, we'll be able to talk to Solomon about the vibe out in Las Vegas. Something else that always goes down every Super Bowl week is the commissioners press conference. Roger Goodell spoke to the media about an hour ago, sat down for an hour with Tracy Wilson from CBS, who moderated this conversation with the commissioner.

A little bit of a difference this year. Roger Goodell did not have a massive press conference in front of hundreds in a gigantic ballroom. Roger Goodell had a press conference that was invite only.

And I wonder why. I assume it's because Roger Goodell did not want to be asked any type of questions about workplace diversity. Maybe Roger Goodell only wanted to answer questions about, I don't know, Taylor Swift. And maybe he was asked the question regardless about workplace diversity. Let's let me think about this. Right. Hey, I ask you, you know, a lot of amazing things was Goodell asked about Taylor Swift.

Oh, yes, he was. Oh, let's take a listen. Having the Taylor Swift effect is also a positive. Both Travis and Taylor are wonderful young people. They seem very happy. She knows great entertainment. And I think that's why she loves NFL football. But I think it's great to have have her a part of it. Obviously, it creates a buzz. It creates another group of young fans, particularly young women that are interested in seeing why is she going to this game? Why is she interested in this game? Besides Travis, she is a football fan. And I think that's great for us.

Nice. What a difficult question, right? Is Taylor Swift good or bad for the game? They thank you, Roger Goodell. I guess that was the easiest question he was asked. I wonder if anybody asked him about officiating. Hey, Ryan, did anybody ask Goodell about his referees? Oh, they did.

What did he say? Professional sports and all sports officiating is part of that. I think in the NFL, the level of scrutiny is at the highest I've ever seen it.

And that's part of our popularity. I understand that it's part of the technology. You all do such a great job that you see more than you could ever see in officiating. The game is faster. I think our officials do a great job. They are superior. But at the end of the day, no one's perfect. Whether it's all of us that watches the games or play the games or coach the games or the officials, we have to continue to try to get better. We have to work, use technology where we can to try to improve their performance, let them use technology to make sure they get the right answer.

But I think they do an incredible job, but we're going to keep working to get better, ultimately. Oh, okay. Yeah.

Roger Goodell said what we all know. Our officials are human and they're going to stink from time to time. That's just what it is. Get used to it.

Get over it. We have technology, but tough. Our officials are human. They're going to miss obvious past interference calls. And he's right. They are human, but they can certainly utilize technology to get the calls right.

And without it taking, I don't know, 50 minutes. Anyway, Roger Goodell did have some positivity. He did share. And this is a big announcement. The NFL is going to Brazil later on this year. Who's going to Brazil? The NFL. What team?

Well, we don't know both of them, but we know one. Listen to Goodell. You mentioned Brazil. Brazil is new for us this year. We are incredibly excited. We're going to do it on our kickoff weekend, which is an unusual approach and different than we've ever done. We actually are going to play it on Friday night of our kickoff weekend.

Oh, nice. There's more NFL. The Eagles are going to be in Brazil, Sao Paulo, and we don't know who they're going to play. They may have to send a CFL team out there just to complete the I won't say the trifecta, but just diversify things a little bit. Obviously, I'm joking.

Look, the NFL is just trying to snatch up market share. There's going to be people in Brazil who show up and try to love the game. They're going to be people that go on vacation. I've been to Brazil and I've been to Rio. I'm not necessarily pining to go back. Hey, Hickey, have you been down to Brazil? I have not.

No. Listen, I went to Brazil and they told me, man, if you leave the beach. You go a little bit further out, they're going to kill you. Oh, yeah. Geez. That's quite the endorsement there. Yeah, I know.

Right. It's like, hey, you see them? You see all that up there? You go up there, you're going to die. They're going to hold you for ransom. I said, oh, great. This is this is nice.

So anyway, unless I'm going to go pick up a check, I'm not going down to Sao Paulo anyway. Hey, good luck to the NFL and good luck to the Philadelphia Eagles opening up the season. I guess one day sooner than later, the NFL is just going to run games every single day.

Now we got Friday night. NFL does not care. They do not care. Roger Goodell continued on speaking to the media and the press in his his private press conference.

And I told you they're going to take everything over. Roger Goodell put in his two cents about streaming. Like when they put that game between the Chiefs and the Dolphins on Peacock.

That's what Goodell had to say about that. Youth audiences are going to those platforms and those apps. And we have to make sure our content is there. We still have over 90 percent of our games on free television.

No other league, no other sports comes close to that. When we were in the 80s, when we moved to ESPN and we went behind to pay TV, there was the same outcry. But what we did is we created a platform that fans can engage with, have access to, that is actually beneficial to the consumers because that's where they are.

We have to fish where the fish are. And we have a lot of consumers that are on those platforms. And Peacock game showed that. Amazon showed that over the last two years.

Their ratings were up 24 percent this year. Just to follow up on Sam, I get the question often lately, could we see a streaming Super Bowl in the future? Certainly not in my time.

Eli, I ain't doing that. Throw that out the window. I mean, there's still massive, much more viewership on just broadcast television. So streaming?

You had to pay for that? Maybe, maybe never. Maybe that might be the one thing that you can broadcast anywhere. The NFL doesn't want to destroy that audience. There needs to be a transition over into streaming, as he said, but not for the biggest game in the country. Not not at all.

I would not expect that for a long, long, long time. And so he got some softball questions. He got some easy questions. And then he got the question that he did not want. I told you that this press conference that Roger Goodell had.

This was invite only. It wasn't open to the general media or public. And we know the last two years Roger Goodell has been asked about workplace diversity in the NFL, specifically as it relates to NFL media, their newsroom, which is based in Los Angeles, California. And the man who's pretty much levied or asked that question is Jim Trotter, who no longer works for the NFL, who's actually in active litigation against the NFL for their lack of workplace diversity in the way that he was let go and relieved of his job. And so Jim Trotter was not there. This was a private event, albeit Roger Goodell.

And you should have saw the look on his face. He was asked about the lack of diversity in the NFL newsrooms by a reporter from Kansas City. Listen to this press conference. The NFL media newsroom still employs zero black managers, zero black copy editors, zero full time black employees on the news desk. And your only full time black employee, Larry Campbell, passed away over the weekend.

Now, Mr. Trotter, Jim Trotter was not here, you know, for whatever reason. The last few years have asked you why that is the case and believe that has more than 60 percent African-Americans have played to play the game. And I know that you're a man of conscience. How does knowing this sit well with you? You know, and after two years of being asked this question, why has it not been any change or any hires in that area?

Well, I disagree completely with you. There hasn't been any change. I am happy to get your data and share it with our people and make sure that we get an answer for you. I don't have all the data. I will tell you that the first time ever, 51 percent of our employees across the league, across the network, across all of our media platforms, not including players, are either people of color or women.

First time ever. So progress is being made. And there are areas where we still need to work and we still need to improve, whether it's offensive assistance or maybe people in our media newsroom.

We will continue to do that and make make significant progress as we have. Oh, wow. Yeah, he didn't like that question. Hey, Hickey, that that private press conference thing as a failure now, wasn't it? Big time.

Yeah. The one question he didn't want there found its way in, which, by the way, least shocking thing ever. What, that he that the question was asked or that he was the question was asked? I mean, like you said, it was a closed media press conference. It felt like to shield him from questions like that. You just had a feeling because it is such a hot button topic that someone in there would have asked it.

And props to that reporter for not being afraid of asking the hard hitting question. Yeah, he's not getting invited back next year. That is a guarantee. That guy knew it.

He's like, hey, I'm going to ask this question. I'm not I'm not being invited back next year. Look, there's so many different ways that you can you can paint numbers. There's so many different ways that you can utilize statistics and data to justify whatever things might be. And I can't sit here and tell you about the NFL and its diversity hiring practices, because I am not in Park Avenue at their headquarters.

I also am not, you know, at their their main studios out in Los Angeles. I do know this is that there are a lot of folks typically in management and places of management. We don't necessarily have equal representation. We're in a lot of spaces. It is primarily middle aged white men who make these decisions.

And there's not a lot of upward mobility. I mean, even for what I do on air here at CBS Sports Radio, you don't have to look too far to go, hey, where's the other black guy? You know, where's the other representation? Oh, hey, here I am. And I'm only one person with one voice.

And we are certainly not a monolith. It's the J.R. Sport Brief Show here with you on CBS Sports Radio.

We're going to take a break. When we come back, we're going to talk to someone who works in media. His name, Solomon Wilcox. He played in the NFL. He's covered the NFL.

He's an entrepreneur. And now he's working, hosting the opening drive on Sirius XM NFL radio. We'll get his thoughts on what's going on out in Vegas. I certainly want to get his thoughts on this question that was just posted to Roger Goodell. We're going to talk some football as well. It's the J.R.

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They're going to be asked stupid questions about deodorant and what have you. But anyway, to get some legitimate conversation here around the week, around the big game and everything going on, it's time to talk to someone who's the host of the opening drive on Sirius XM NFL radio. This man played defensive back in the NFL.

He also hosts the 1911 Believe in Bengals podcast. It's my main man, Solomon Wilcox. Solomon, how are you, man? Thank you for taking the time. JR, I'm doing great. Good to be on with you. Thank you. Appreciate you. How is everything?

What's the vibe like out in that, I guess they still call it Sin City, maybe? Yeah, you know, it's about two teams, right, that have taken two different paths to get here. You have one with the incumbent, great quarterback, that is Patrick Mahomes, and then the upstart.

And Brock Perdue had one of the most phenomenal seasons by any quarterback in NFL history, but yet he's still battling to get the respect that he feels he deserves. And I think the entire team with the 49ers kind of feel the same way, that they've got something to prove. In some ways, this is a rematch from Super Bowl 54. Chiefs, 49ers, Kyle Shanahan, Andy Reid, they were all part of that Super Bowl 54 game where they had a 10-point lead with about eight minutes to go and allow Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs to score 21 unanswered points. So this is their chance to kind of restore their pride a little bit.

Well, Solomon, based on what you just said, and we know about the injuries, I know a man who is out for the Kansas City Chiefs, and you think about the 49ers with their defense and their offense, who do you favor in this game? There's like revenge here. There's a revenge factor.

There is a revenge factor. I think it's hard to go against Patrick Mahomes because he's just one of those guys that's the grim reaper. He is going to find a way to win. He is not only a talented player, I think he's highly competitive. It's going to take everything you've got to beat him. But the Niners, I think they've got multiple weapons on the offensive side of the ball.

Christian McCaffrey, George Kittle, Brandon Ayew, Deebo, Samuel, and a really good offensive line. So I think it's going to be a high-scoring game. It may come down to whoever has the ball last.

It might. Solomon Wilcox is joining us here at the JR Sport Brief Show on CBS Sports Radio. You mentioned, and I'm in the same boat with you, it's hard to take a look at Patrick Mahomes and bet against the guy. Unfortunately, we learned about the situation involving his dad, the DUI, on Saturday. This guy is so tough, this dude being Patrick Mahomes, do you think that creeps into his mind, or will actually getting onto that field be an escape for him come Sunday? Oh, absolutely, because that's his place.

That's his domain. He's always been highly focused. You haven't seen distractions creep into his life or creep into his game. That's why he's off to one of the greatest starts by starting quarterbacks in NFL history. Already now playing in yet another Super Bowl, his fourth Super Bowl in five years.

I think that's absolutely incredible. Has a chance to win three in five years before his 30th birthday. Even the great Tom Brady didn't do that. And so he's doing things that we haven't seen quarterbacks do before. And I think it's because he's just a highly competitive individual and obviously very talented.

Very much so. Well, Solomon, we know and Roger Goodell just at his press conference about an hour and 90 minutes ago went and talked about a variety of subjects. One of those is the fact that a lot of people find Taylor Swift to be a distraction. As I stand here in the studio, Travis Kelsey addressing the media. What are your thoughts on that whole spectacle? We know the NFL wants as much attention on the product as possible. I don't know that she's been a distraction.

OK, let's just walk through this a little bit. Travis Kelsey and the AFC Championship game was targeted 11 times. He called all 11 passes. He wasn't distracted.

What, did he drop one? I don't know where the distraction is. The Chiefs, when by the time Taylor Swift started sort of catching the eye of the camera, remember, yeah, it distracted us from the fact that they dropped a lot of balls and it helped people turn their attention away from that to Taylor Swift. The team's gotten better. The economic impact of the Kansas City Chiefs, it sort of multiplied exponentially in terms of ticket sales, the cost of tickets at Arrowhead Stadium.

It's brought to the game younger eyes of the female persuasion. Young girls are watching NFL football because of Taylor Swift. He's moving the needle economically in our game and in our sports. And why do you think the NFL and the networks keep putting the camera on him?

So I think this is people who are watching the game. Why do they have a camera on him? Because the league is making money. That's why.

Always about the cash. Former NFL defensive back current host of the opening drive when Sirius XM NFL radio Solomon Wilcox is joining us. This year's press conference with Roger Goodell was invite only. And I believe there was a particular question about workplace diversity that he did not necessarily want to address.

It was still posed to him. Based on all of your experiences from a player, someone also now working in the industry, why do you why do you see this question still popping up? And why is it such a situation where the NFL or at least Goodell is just like, hey, I'm sick of answering this three years in a row. Well, I do know that Commissioner Roger Goodell has really worked hard to, you know, work for diversity in the workplace, the league itself, as you well know, who had been sort of antithetical to the plight of Colin Kaepernick. They did a 180 and literally everything but an official apology to say, you know what, we were wrong and we need to do an about face.

And they did it. And rarely do you see institutions and corporations of this size and magnitude admit that and then allow the actions to speak for the fact that they're willing to go into a different direction, whether it's the Rooney Rule, whether it's the hiring of Jay-Z and Roc Nation to sort of add a whole different flavor to the way that the game is presented across its family of networks. And so I think that was a more direct hit to Roger. And I think Roger wanted to handle that differently. But look, reporters have to do their job.

They're the fifth in the state or the fourth in the state, excuse me, and they should be able to ask some of those questions. But by and large, I think you also should be able to handle it in a more respectful manner. So I feel and understand how it works on both sides. At the end of the day, we have within even the National Football League, we do have at the top in critical areas, particularly how these stories are told and who are telling these stories. That's why they missed in the first place on Colin Kaepernick, because there's no one at the managerial level helping them to get it right when they're starting to figure out, OK, what stories are we going to cover and how are we going to tell these stories in a more fair, balanced and more accurate way? And had they had someone on that level at the executive level who's a minority, maybe they would have helped get it right. Right.

And save a lot of pain and anguish. Ultimately, they did make the bow face, as I said before. But I think these are appropriate questions and I don't consider them to be inappropriate at all. Yeah. And Solomon Wilcox is here with us, the JR sport show on CBS Sports Radio.

You know, I've been in these press conferences, gigantic ballrooms, huge ballrooms to have it brought down to a invite only level was not not surprising, but a little disappointing in that regard. As we talk about hiring, we do know that there were two head coaches who were hired or at least introduced today in the NFL, Dan Quinn up with the commanders, Raheem Morris here in Atlanta, Georgia, with the Falcons. What do you think about those hirings?

And granted, both teams need quarterbacks. But do you think they're getting off on the right foot by hiring those two? By hiring which two again?

Raheem Morris with the Falcons and Dan Quinn up in Washington. Well, yeah, look, you know, over what the eight co-head coaching vacancies, you had four who were minorities, three African-American coaches and Dave Canales, Latino, a coach of Latino descent. I think only time will tell if these were good hires.

I mean, we have to allow them to sort of prove that they were worth the opportunity that they have been afforded. Look, I think the Washington commanders wanted to go in a different direction. But then I think when Ben Johnson decided that it wasn't the right place for him, then I think they fell to the next coach available that they had second on their list.

That was Dan Quinn. I'm not excited about the hire there, either as a head coach or the offensive coordinator. I'm going to wait and see to see how it turns out.

But it doesn't get me excited. For whatever reason, I'm not feeling strongly encouraged after that move. Raheem Morris and the move that they made, remember, they could have had Bill Belichick. And as I read in one article that Arthur Blank didn't feel like the juice was worth the squeeze, that there would have been significant changes at the high level of that organization. People were going to be told when to work, how to work, and where they would work from, and what parts of the building they could be part of, that there would be several people maybe not retained.

Arthur Blank wanted to protect his people, didn't want to go in that direction. I kind of applaud that move because I don't think you should be sending people home and displacing families that have nothing to do with wins and losses, but they're part of your business operation. Raheem Morris, I think, seems to be, at least on its face, a good hire for Arthur Blank and the Atlanta Falcons.

Let's wait till the game starts and we'll really find out. Miss Solomon Wilcox is joining us, the chair of our sport brief show here on CBS Sports Radio. Just to get another coaching question in there, not necessarily on the NFL level, we all saw what Deion Sanders did in his first year with the Buffaloes, where I know you are very, very familiar with. What do you think about the evolution of coaching in college? We see Nick Saban stepping down.

On the basketball side, we've seen some stars go down in Coach K. Do you think Deion, because of his standing, is going to continue to have success, or are we just going to get more of a hodgepodge going into the future? There doesn't seem to be structure. That's a very good point, and that lack of structure leads it to being kind of like the wild, wild west, right, with no clear direction.

You don't have direction, you don't have vision. We're sort of just all over the place right now. The landscape of college sports has changed dramatically, and I don't think it'll ever truly be the same.

Now that's not a bad thing. There needed to be some growth. There needed to be some innovation. For as much as we love tradition, we also know that there were some things that needed to be fixed, some things that needed to be addressed and needed to be changed. Look, I covered college basketball at the highest level, including the Final Four.

I covered, obviously, NCAA football for a long time. This was a model that was going to be changed. The NCAA had a chance to fix it. They were told by the Supreme Court, you're not going to like our decision.

We suggest that you come up with a model and present it to us before we render our final decision. They abdicated their leadership and did nothing. And now they've left this wasteland, right, of really with no rules, no clear direction. Subsequently, just as that announcement came down, do you know what happened in college basketball? Two great coaches, Roy Williams at North Carolina and then Mike Seshevke at Duke, immediately said, this is going to be their last year coach. And then we find two years later, you find a guy like Nick Saban saying, ah, that's it for me.

I'm out of here, right? Because it's like quicksand. The ground keeps moving. Things keep shifting. Players can just up and leave and go whenever they want.

Not saying that's a bad thing. Coaches have been able to do that. Now the players could do it. Some coaches don't find that a palatable situation for them.

Okay. And when you have players, I just want to know, 10 years from now, what school are they going to go back to as their alma mater? What school are they going to take their kids to to say, hey, here's where I went to school. This is what we left behind. Here's what we did.

Here's my band of brothers that we played with and that I grew with. They got four or five schools they're going to be trying to attend. You see? So all of those things, I think, hang in the balance for really just having some tradition and having some consistency within the marketplace when it comes to college sports. Oh, it certainly looks like, as you said, the landscape is going to continue to change and change and change, whether it's unionization from the players being looked at as employees and conference changes.

It's just the wild, wild west. But Solomon, as we talk about change, not just with your own work on air and being a former player, you've also been very forward facing when it comes down to athletes and health from an entrepreneurial route. What have you been up to in that space? You know, I've gone to work with a great company by the name of Veracil, and they've brought really new and creative, innovative treatment to repair cartilage damage in the knee. They brought that to the marketplace. It's called Macy M.A.C.I. to help repair cartilage damage in the knee. Many of us, whether you're a weekend warrior or you're a former athlete or even a current athlete and you're dealing with knee pain and cartilage damage, you want to go to your doctor.

You want to ask them about the Macy treatment. It allows physicians to use your own cells to regrow your cartilage. They go in and they take just a snippet through a scope of your healthy tissue, your healthy cartilage tissue. They can grow it on a collagen membrane and then go back in and reinsert it and adhere to the healthy tissue and smooth out those areas that have been rough, that have been sticking and been causing a lot of pain and help you to have full recovery and keep you from deteriorating to the point where you're bone on bone.

So just go to the website at to find a doctor in your area and find out more about the treatment. Solomon, you know, for the better part of 20 or 20 years ago, maybe more than that, you know, my doctor told me, he said, man, you got no cartilage in your knee. We got to go in there and clean it up. I said, man, I'm in high school. I'm not doing this. So this this might have to be something I look into. Solomon, thank you, man. Definitely. Thank you for having me, Jay. I appreciate it. Absolutely.

Where can people follow you and your work? Tell us, Solomon. Go ahead.

Why don't you go to my my ex. We're on Twitter and on X at Solomon's Wisdom. And you can listen to Sirius XM NFL radio. I'm the host of the opening drive.

7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. Hey, Solomon, always a pleasure, man. Enjoy the week and the Super Bowl and all that good stuff, OK? All the best to you, Jay. Take care now.

Thank you so much. That's Solomon Wilcox, former NFL defensive back longtime broadcaster, as he mentioned, current host of the opening drive on Sirius XM NFL radio. This is the J.R. sport re show here with you on CBS Sports Radio. We just did a lot of discussions and talking about coaching. As I look on the screen right now, NFL Media Day, Travis Kelsey talking to the media. Patrick Mahomes had some words to say to the media. And then we also mentioned what Solomon did. Washington and Josh Harris is the owner of the team up with the commanders. And there's some conversations there that they are too closely associated with just being, quote unquote, basketball guys. Well, the basketball team that he does on the 76 is not not doing too well.

We're going to get into Joel Embiid next hour. I'm going to get to your calls as well. 855-212-4CBS.

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You can contact Wesley Financial Group now and get a free timeshare exit information kit at Wesley Financial Group dot com. As I talk to you. Well, looks like Patrick Mahomes. He is talking to the media. I can't wait to hear some of the questions he's being asked. We know about his dad and the DUI on Saturday. I hope that that is a quick gloss over.

We also know that. Well, I know this from watching it here in the in the studio that pretty much at the onset of this entire media event, they had a kid reporter chatting it up with Patrick Mahomes. I don't want to say to let's just say soften the blow, but maybe to make things a little bit easier for Patrick Mahomes here at the start. We're going to share some of that audio with you at the top of the break as the NFL is having its media day. They want everybody to talk about the Super Bowl and why not? Even people that don't necessarily cover or discuss the Super Bowl at any point throughout the course of the year. Eight five five two one two four CBS. That's eight five five two one two four CBS.

Thank you so much to Solomon Wilcox for joining us. He's the host of Sirius XM's NFL opening drive as he came through and provided his perspective on what's going to take place this upcoming Sunday. Does or believes that the Kansas City Chiefs will come out on top. And it's just very difficult to bet against Patrick Mahomes.

And so I would think that there is a chip on the shoulder of the 49ers trying to come back and win this Super Bowl, the one that they gave up a couple of seasons ago to the same Kansas City Chiefs. Eight five five two one two four CBS. Let's talk to Brent. He's calling up from Illinois on the JR sport show. Brent, what's going on with you? Hey, Jared. So great to talk to you again.

It's great to talk to Ryan again. I like your insight during Super Bowl week and insight about Las Vegas. You my insight on Las Vegas.

Oh, absolutely. I provided some already or that you asking me. Well, you're you're providing insight because you've been there and you're saying you're kind of nervous about stories that might be coming out after Super Bowl week in Las Vegas.

But I'm like Ryan. I'm not a Vegas person myself, but I'm going there for the first time at the end of this month. Hopefully I could come out with a wonderful story. OK. So, oh, you want you want advice on going to Vegas? Well, yeah, I'm going there in a month.

Yeah. You know, Chicago, the band twenty five, six to four and Saturday in the park. I'm going to their fan convention.

I'm going to. Yes, I'm going to the concert front row VIP experience. I'm with five days.

Five days in Vegas. Oh, my God. Yeah.

Who are you going to get? Oh, myself. You're going by yourself. Yes.

Oh, man. I I don't know if I can give you advice. So here's a question. A couple of questions.

OK, sure. Do do you gamble? No. OK. Do you do you drink? Yes. OK. Do you smoke? No. Do you like to eat? Yes.

OK. Ryan, did I miss anything? I think I just checked all the boxes. Do you like extracurriculars in terms of the ladies? Oh, boy.

That's I mean, not as girl crazy as it was when I was younger. I'm focused. I'm focused on Chicago, the band.

I'm really focused on that. A great five days, bro. What are you doing for five days in Vegas?

The Chicago, the band, the convention and and the concert. It's over five. This sounds like a weekend thing to me.

You're telling me this takes five days. Well, I want to get in early. So and settle in and make sure I get to the concert and the convention and leave.

And the time. Listen, for you and you said you don't you don't. Well, you said you'll have a drink. So, I mean, you know, that's going a lot of ways, but you don't gamble. Listen. No, I'm not a big gambler.

Right. So I go to Vegas and I lose my mind after two or three days because I'm like, there's nothing else for me to do here. I'm not a big I'm not a big partier.

I'm more of a sit down in the cut in the lounge guy. So I get tired of walking through a casino every day. I get tired of the lights. I get tired of the smoke.

You know, I don't want to drink every day, all day. And, you know, find find some nature stuff to do out in Vegas. It's just fun nature stuff.

And if you're like me, I don't know how much time you got, but if you can, you know, rent a car, whatever, drive to Los Angeles and come back. I don't know. OK. Yeah, but Ryan is right. Ryan, why you ask this man about the ladies? Well, just, you know, just try and check all the boxes, making sure that if you're going to go out there for five days, just you get the full experience. And that's one of the things that's out there. It's a lot of women parties, younger women, older women, wild outfits. Everybody's there for a party and a good time, Brent.

So enjoy yourself. If you still physically carry a wallet, keep it close. You're going to need it for the thirty dollar turkey burger.

Don't forget your toothbrush. They'll charge you ten dollars for it on a strip. Oh, good to know.

Good to know. Oh, no, no. It's very expensive. You know, you know, it's expensive out there, right? Well, I didn't really think of it. I forgot something.

Thank you for the advice. That's terrific. No, listen, you are in the middle of the desert in a playpen. And yeah, it's sprawling. Vegas is growing by leaps and bounds every day. Everybody from L.A. is moving to Vegas. Vegas is big time. But where you will be, which I assume you're staying on a strip.

The Venetian theater. Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. You're on a strip. Just understand everything's expensive. Your breakfast will be expensive.

Your trip to Walgreens or CVS or the drugstore will be expensive. Just don't forget nothing, OK? OK, I'll be at the Treasure Island Hotel, so that's where I'm going to be. All right. Well, have fun, Brent. All right. All right. Thanks for taking my call. Of course, Brent.

Of course. Thank you for calling from Illinois. It's not a pocket of America that I've never been to.

I've seen so much of this country except for the the flat ones, the mountain ones. Hi to my friends in Nebraska. I was invited for football out there, but it's too cold. Anyway, Mr. J.R. Sportbreeze Show here with you on CBS Sports Radio.

Hey, I'm not going to give advice about Vegas. We're going to hear from the quarterback in Vegas on the other side. We're going to hear from Patrick Mahomes. He just spoke to the media.

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