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February 7, 2024 7:27 pm

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Are the Chiefs villains? l Travis Kelce shows Brock Purdy some love l CJ Stroud defends Bryce Young

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I can't snap my fingers and make the game appear. So we're going to talk about it some more, obviously. There's been a lot of talk now about the Kansas City Chiefs and them being villains. We're going to get into it. It's Wednesday, every single Wednesday.

I don't care what the hell is going on in the world. I bring you a new top six list. It's exactly what I'm going to do tonight as well. Two hours from now, so much talk about Patrick Mahomes. And he was asked this by the media on opening night. You going to catch Tom Brady? You think you can catch Tom Brady?

What do you think about being in the same breath as Tom Brady? We're going to talk about some of the greatest champions that we have seen in the world of sports. Specifically, I want to tell you about some champions that I really admire.

People that have gone above and beyond to climb to the top of their profession. So we got that top six list coming. Next hour, we're going to talk to someone who's used to cracking skulls in the NFL. And now he's like me.

You don't hit anybody. He talks about it. Former Seahawk linebacker K.J. Wright, champion, is going to come through and join us as well, talking about the Super Bowl, get his perspective on a team that he faced many times over in those San Francisco 49ers. So we got a lot to get into, a lot to discuss. Brock Purdy, he plays the humble game real hard.

I love it. And what else is he supposed to do? He could be out here talking a lot of crap. I'd appreciate that, too. But Brock Purdy, some of the questions that he's been asked over the past couple of days, he's real likable. They want to root for the guy.

And like I said, the Kansas City Chiefs right now at this point, they come across as villains. Listen, if you want to participate in this show, it's very simple. You call me up. It's 855-212-4CBS.

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You good, man? Well, JR, no one's calling me a villain, so I think I'm doing pretty well today. What's wrong with being a villain?

Well, I guess in the case of the Chiefs, I would like to be the villain winning Super Bowls. But in my day-to-day life, I mean, I think that would just mean people would hate me. And I don't like to be hated.

No. I would like to be liked. Well, that's most people. Most people want to be liked. What's the worst of somebody calling you a villain outside of, I don't know, a significant other or an immediate family member?

Does it matter what else anybody thinks? I guess you're right, no. Maybe that's a more personal problem I have that I let too much outside noise get into me. So maybe I got to look inwards now.

Oh, that's big advice. We got to give you an origin story, right? We got to drag you through some ooze in the sewer. We got to get you jumped. Well, I don't want you to get jumped outside, OK?

Same. No, but if you did, you'd come back and you'd hold a grudge. I don't know. Maybe you'd become Batman, right? Is Batman a hero or is Batman a villain? He is a hero. I know that. Why do you say Batman is a hero?

Why? Because he fights off the bad guys, right? The villains.

There's a point in time where Batman is beating up bad guys and the city turns on him and he's a villain. Oh, I did not know that plot twist. Spoiler alert.

Thank you. Oh, well, oh, I mean, this is this is I don't know, 50, 60 years of Batman. I'm the spoiler here. It's nothing new here. It's like you see and I guess this is a being alive for too long or too many common books. And it's I think specifically is from Batman. And Hickey told me this might be a general cliche. Tell me if you ever heard this before.

Any hero, if you live long enough to have success, you end up being a villain. You're the bad guy. You've heard that before. Right. Yes, that I am well aware of. And it is a hundred percent true. Oh, you've experienced that.

Well, not me personally, but I you know, you look around, you see people of power, of fame that think they still got it when clearly they don't. And all of a sudden it's like, OK, let's all right, maybe let's move it along. Let's get someone else in here.

Naughty. Yeah, well, you're right. It's to that degree. You know, this it's like goody two shoes syndrome. It's like, I don't know, you know, you know, John Cena, the wrestler.

Yes. You can't see me. You can't see me. It's like it's like somebody who wins every time. Like you start off being the underdog and it comes a point in time where you're no longer the underdog and it's just like, all right, now this is getting old. Like tell me if you've seen this story before. You get the hell beat out of you. You get the snot beat out of you.

And then all of a sudden you come back and you win. OK, like give us a fresh story. And so right now, as you mentioned, you're not being painted as a villain. People still love you. Of course they do.

You don't give anybody a reason not to. The Kansas City Chiefs, from an NFL perspective, from a sports perspective, they have entered into the realm of being villains. Like quite frankly, this is a team that is going to their fourth Super Bowl in the last five years. This is a team that every year that Patrick Mahomes has been a starter, he is heading to AFC Championship games. This is six of them that he's going to. And before any of this, all things considered, like they were an also ran.

All right. This is a team, an organization that before twenty nineteen, when they won that first Super Bowl with Mahomes against these same San Francisco forty niners, they won a Super Bowl in almost 50 years. And so now that they've been here, now that they're in the final four almost every season, now that they're back in a damn Super Bowl.

People are sick of them. People are looking at him and go, the Chiefs again. You got Taylor Swift rooting for the team because her boyfriend is on the squad.

You can keep on looking around and just say, oh, man, well, this Patrick Mahomes guy, he looks like a nice guy, but his his wife and his brother come across as annoying. You got people who know nothing about football, who know the Chiefs are good. It's like the Golden State Warriors a few years ago, right? It's like, oh, we love him, oh, my God, Steph Curry, oh, my God, a Klay Thompson. Oh, they got this knucklehead, Draymond Green, but oh, yeah, whatever, we can ignore him. And then they get Kevin Durant and then they win some more.

And people are like, OK, now this is overkill. I don't think the Chiefs have reached that space yet. But as long as Patrick Mahomes is healthy and this is the NFL, there are no guarantees. Not expecting a 20 year run like his name is Tom Brady.

But as long as he's healthy and they got a decent team, they're going to be whooping ass for the majority of his career. And so after winning the AFC Championship game against the Ravens, Chris Jones, who's playing on an expiring contract, sat out the early part of the year to to make his money, made his money. Chris Jones is on the field talking about how much they have become the bad guys, how the underdogs, the Kansas City Chiefs, overall have become the bad guys. People are sick of them winning. Well, he was talking to the NFL Network a few days ago and he confirmed his feelings.

Take a listen to this. After the AFC title game, you said you felt like you guys are the villains. Do you feel like you're the villain in this Super Bowl matchup?

Absolutely. For some reason, everybody used to love us. We used to be one of the most favorite teams. Now everybody is like, we're ready for the Chiefs to lose. I don't know why.

What changed? What dramatic incidents happened to where everybody felt like we should lose now? But that's OK. They can continue hating. So you call it hate. You know, when you win a whole lot, it's actually a compliment to you guys that you win so much that you got teams, people jumping off the boat.

Absolutely, man. That's the problem is, is like we haven't won as much as people think. We only won two, right?

You know, we only won two out of three. Chris Jones and Hickey, you don't have to cosign if you don't want to. If you want to leave me to burn on a fire, go for it. But Chris Jones doesn't sound like a dude who's what, 6'6", 320, 310 pounds? He sounds like a smaller fellow, right? If I didn't know what he looked like, me being 5'10", like 170, I thought I could beat him up easily. Yeah. If he put if he got into a room with both of us, he'd whoop both of our asses. Without a doubt.

Yeah. And Chris Jones, he's probably he should probably sound like me. I sound like he should sound. And I'm 5'8". The guy's almost a foot taller than me.

Shout outs to Chris Jones. Maybe what I just said will turn him into a real life villain. I hope not. Anyway, someone who also understands being a villain, I guess now at least, is Patrick Mahomes.

I personally find him to be likable. I know there's always stuff going on personally. His brother gets in trouble. His dad gets in trouble.

His wife is on social media. I don't know. Maybe Patrick Mahomes is the voice of reason amongst his family. Or maybe he just keeps it quiet while just playing football.

I have no idea. But I could tell you this. Patrick Mahomes earlier today in speaking to the press, the media, he was also asked about being the bad guy. Listen to this.

Hi, Patrick. Chris Jones talked about the fact that you guys are now becoming like the villains of the NFL. There's a growing narrative out there. I know everyone prefers to be liked, but is it a role that you kind of enjoy in a way? Do you feed off of that?

Not necessarily. I think I just like winning. If you win a lot and that causes you to be a villain, then I'm okay with it.

But at the end of the day, I'm going to enjoy playing the game and try to win as much as possible. Yeah, good answer. Good answer.

Good political answer. What is he supposed to say, right? If he talks about embracing being a villain, then he really becomes a bad guy. But he's just, he gave you the quarterback answer. Patrick Mahomes flipped through the NFL quarterback handbook and he found the part that Russell Wilson wrote about being politically correct.

But I'll tell you this much, until he becomes a jerk, until I don't know he gets a DUI or DWI, I hope not. Until he's out here flaunting and flexing on Instagram like his wife, unless he's being an ignorant fool like his brother, I find the Kansas City Chiefs to be an easy team to root for. You know, when I think about the 49ers, I get it. I understand where the Kansas City Chiefs are right now in their own, I don't know, the beginning of a dynasty potentially. But when I think about the San Francisco 49ers, this goes without saying, they are already one of the most successful teams that we've seen in the NFL in its history.

They're trying to continue moving up and up and up to get their sixth Super Bowl victory to end up with a team like the Steelers. So that's not what I think of when I'm thinking about an underdog or a team that's easy to root for. Looking at the 49ers for me is like looking at the New York Yankees and going, oh man, I hope they win another one.

It's like looking at the Lakers or the Celtics and going, oh man, they have so many championships, they definitely need some more. I think the Chiefs, and I know on the spread the Chiefs are the underdogs, and they should be, but I'm rooting for Purdy, I'm rooting for my homes, but there's nothing wrong with being a villain. The Chiefs haven't bothered anybody.

The Chiefs are just winning. Back in the 90s, I don't think anybody looked at the Chicago Bulls and said, oh man, these guys are villains. I mean, they had a whole campaign in the early 90s about everybody being like Michael Jordan. And just maybe that was great marketing to hedge off and keep away negativity, but the fact is, nothing wrong with being disliked, a part of life. Not everybody's going to like you. Is it jealousy? Is it envy? Is it insecurity?

Is it worry? Some of the best villains, some of the best people to root for are villains. They're troubled people. I don't know. I can look at, let's say, Darth Vader villain, right? I can keep going.

I don't know. You got plenty of bad guys out here. You can look at Batman and say complicated.

You got an origin story. I mean, I can personally look at the Joker and feel empathy for the man because of just some of the things that he's had to endure that absolutely drove him up a wall. Nothing wrong with being a bad guy. Nothing wrong with being disliked. It's just a part of being a human being, and when you have success, less people are going to like you. You just got to keep your head down, mind your business, observe what's going around and do what you need to do instead. The JR Sport Reshow here with you on CBS Sports Radio, 855-212-4CBS.

That's 855-212-4CBS. Nothing wrong with being the bad guy at all. Last hour, we got KJ Wright, former linebacker from the Seahawks, and about two hours from now, I'm delivering to you a top six list of some of my favorite champions in the world of sports. I wonder how many villains will be on this list. We're going to talk about some of the movement in the NFL and the coordinator space.

There's even a coordinator who's getting a look with the Dallas Cowboys. Here's a hint. This guy loves feet. It's the JR Sport Reshow here with you on CBS Sports Radio. With so much talk about villains, we're going to come back and talk about some love. There is somebody who loves Brock Purdy.

It's not his family. I'm going to tell you who it is on the other side of the break. We're just getting warmed up.

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It's 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. Right before we went to break, we talked about the role of the Kansas City Chiefs as resident villains in the NFL following all of their success over the past six years since Patrick Mahomes has taken over. Like I guess folks are tired of them winning by now. You know, they're no longer the underdogs and people are looking forward to them.

I just I guess hitting the dirt. Not me. I got no problem.

I got no issue. I don't find the team to be I don't know is unlikable a word. I don't I don't find them to be easy to dislike.

How about that? Regardless of who their tight end is dating. And I want to talk about the Chiefs tight end in a minute, because he don't hate anybody.

He's actually showing love to his opponent. And I'm going to talk about that momentarily. But as I stand here in the studio, I must bring attention to a particular television subject that caught my eye. And I'm here surrounded by televisions. And I see that on ESPN, Mr. Michael Wilbon is having a conversation with Tony Kornheiser.

And obviously, I cannot hear what they're saying. But they were having a discussion about whether or not or when the Kansas City Chiefs can be considered a dynasty. And I'm saying to myself, damn it, if they win if they win another Super Bowl, if they win on Sunday night, are they not a dynasty?

How much more time do we got to wait before you look at the Kansas City Chiefs and just go? Yeah, they can and should be considered a dynasty, a team that's going to be in their fourth Super Bowl in five years, a team that can go ahead and pick up its third championship, a team that's been in the AFC Championship game over the last six years. How could that not be a dynasty?

I think the only way that you can look at that and, and say no is maybe, maybe you've been spoiled, right? Like you think dynasty and you look at what the Patriots have done over the better part of 20 years, obviously not the last four since Tom Brady decided the bail, but that was 20 years of success. That was 20 years of Tom Brady going to 10 Super Bowls or excuse me, nine of them, nine of them with the Patriots and winning six.

That's ridiculous. That was a dynasty that, that, that everybody listening to the sound of my voice will probably never witness again in life, flat and period. And so to look at these chiefs, if you're going to compare them to what we've recently seen as a dynasty, you're wasting your time.

You really are. Because before that, what would you say? The Dallas Cowboys and, and then you got to go into the Niners? Like that, that's, that's what we've gotten most recently. And even those teams weren't going on 20 year stretches where it's just like, damn, would we be surprised if they make the Super Bowl? The answer is no.

Hey, hook, Hickey, what say you, man? If they win another Super Bowl on Sunday dynasty or not? Absolutely. I mean, this is their fourth Super Bowl appearance in five years.

They would have won three in five years, two in a row for the first time in 20 years. I'm I don't see like there is no way on Monday we are talking about them not being a dynasty if they do win. Yeah.

And at that point, it's just a matter of, of how much do they continue to kind of just tack on at this point? I mean, the fact that you can even have conversations right now, I think it's, it's early and nobody has no crystal ball. But the fact that people are looking at Patrick Mahomes and going, hey, oh, what about Tom Brady?

I think that that says it all. Like he is, he is the benchmark. He's not even 30 yet. And he's already like staring championship number three in the face. And he very well could walk away and not have one.

So I think the lines are a little blurred. If they don't win. I don't know if I go dynasty. I think I think you want to think about a team like three peating. And in the NFL, nobody walking around just saying, hey, I got three championships for you. This is not, I don't know, basketball where it's a little bit easier to put a team together and just run it back and run it back and run it back.

But the fact that you can pick up three in this amount of time, yeah, without a shadow of a doubt. Let's give the Kansas City Chiefs their due. I guess the villain talk is leaking over into the dynasty talk as well. But must I tell you, everything is not about hate.

It's not. There's actually some flowers being thrown there, flowers being thrown. There's some love that's being exchanged between both teams. And so I guess it's not that damn easy to hate the Kansas City Chiefs, especially when Travis Kelce is showing love to somebody not named Taylor Swift because Travis Kelce took time in his own press conference to show love to Brock Purdy. Yes, the same Brock Purdy, who for whatever reason, folks have been taking a crap on him. People looking at Brock Purdy, they call him the guy Mr.

Irrelevant. They say, how the hell did this guy get here into the MVP finals? How is he a finalist for MVP for this past season? People look at Brock Purdy and say he has too much help. People look at Brock Purdy and they call him a game manager. There is nobody, unless Brock Purdy is beating up little kids in his local park, there's nobody that's going to look at Brock Purdy and call him a villain. I would say at this point in time, Brock Purdy is probably a sympathetic figure. It's not that Travis Kelce needs to show him love, but he did, and he said he is an awesome story. How can you not cheer for that, man? The way he's done it, you know, the naysayers, how he's been able to fight through, everybody's saying what type of quarterback he is.

You can't help with the roof of the guy. I'm going to bite my teeth during the game, but I mean, just who he is. I had him on the new heights podcast of mine with my brother, and he was just a humble good guy. And you can just tell that he's in it for the right reasons. So you can definitely cheer for him, but I'll be rooting against him on Sunday. That's nice.

Good on him. Yeah, and Brock Purdy, he does come across as that kid next door. That's what happens when you get picked last in the NFL draft. That's what happens when you are still, well, I was going to say sleeping with a roommate.

That's the wrong phrase, right, Hickey? I said that wrong, right? Well, I guess depending on who he's living with, that could be the case, but yeah, well, this is offensive line, man.

I don't I don't I don't want to insinuate that they are sleeping together, but they certainly are living under the same roof to save costs. I read Brock Purdy is still driving around the same beater that he had in college. So look, congratulations to Brock Purdy. And he does come across as like a good guy.

I'm happy to be here. And who knows, by the time Sunday comes around, maybe it's not a conversation about the Kansas City Chiefs being a dynasty. Maybe it's maybe it's Purdy. Maybe he's the story for positive reasons. Maybe people look at this dude and he's going to Disney World with tears in his eyes because he was the last dude selected in the draft. Now he's an MVP finalist and going to Disneyland or World.

What a story that would be. Listen to this man. This is Brock Purdy talking about how and why and and all this good stuff about staying grounded. Playing this game, playing the sport, there's a lot that goes into it. And, you know, you can it's easy to get wrapped up in, you know, wanting and feeling like wanting to be loved, you know, obviously by your teammates and everybody, but like the world. And so for me, like in that in that passage, it's talking about, you know, I already have what I need from from the Good Shepherd and Jesus.

OK, OK, well, I guess wherever you find being grounded, whatever works. So I guess Brock Purdy cannot be considered a villain. He's found the inspiration in a good book and there's nothing wrong with that.

Easy got to like. Congratulations, Brock Purdy. Let's see if a six foot six of Chris Jones, the real villain, decides to drive you into the ground. Chris Jones is playing for more money.

He's playing for a contract. And I know if Chris Jones has his way, he's going to become just very well acquainted with Brock Purdy in a way that his roommate is not. Anyway, it's the JR Sport Reshow 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. All this Chiefs dynasty talk, all this good guy, Purdy talk, all this talk about villains. When we come back on the other side of the break, let's bring some more positivity to the airwaves. Let's talk about one rookie quarterback showing love to another rookie quarterback and talking about C.J.

Stroud. I guess Bryce Young has found in, I guess, an unlikely ally. We're going to hear from C.J.

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Thank you, man. Under different circumstances that that could be recognized as abuse, but I think it's good that your kid listens. Yeah. Make your child listen to me.

Make them. Anyway. Damn, there's a lot of abuse and anger and villain talk here in the first hour of the show.

I mean, Kansas City Chiefs have fully embraced being the bad guys and and then we had a positive word coming from Travis Kelsey about Brock Purdy and believing and loving his story. And it's just it's so much love. You know, maybe it's because I don't know when it is. Hickey, think fast. When is Valentine's Day? February 14th. You know that when is it? A week from today. Is it a week? Yeah. Today's the seventh. Oh, crap.

Shows you how much I know, right? Well, if you got someone in your life, you better start shopping quick. No, not me. We're saving money, then swap man.

Saving money. Oh, well, are you calling yourself a stupid man? I'm just saying, you know, these holidays were were built for suckers, right? Are you a sucker? Oh, I am a sucker. All right.

This year. Right. That's for sure.

I thought Valentine's Day was Tuesday. Yeah. It shows you how much I know.

Nothing. Anyway, maybe that's why everybody is throwing roses at each other. We talked about Travis Kelsey in the last break. And if you take a look at somebody else getting roses, I don't want to say that this is a a pity party, but we know dating back to last year's NFL draft, Bryce Young, as small as he is, was drafted number one overall by the Carolina Panthers. We know C.J. Stroud. He went number two in the draft and they could not have had different starts. That's not even an exaggeration I could use to talk about how far at the end of the spectrum they are, especially for two individuals who were taken one and two. I cannot put them in, you know, Ryan Lee, Peyton Manning category.

Thank God nobody is breaking into anything and doing drugs. But we know C.J. Stroud, along with D'Meko Ryans, they he just went into the postseason. They went around in the postseason knocking off that old man, Joe Flacco. And the Browns and then they met the Ravens. And to be honest, it looked like they had a little bit of life. At least going into the second half of the game, first year head coach, first year quarterback.

You think about what C.J. Stroud did. The Texans went 10 and seven, and unfortunately, he had to miss time, you know, due to a concussion. But given that still had success, 21 touchdowns to five interceptions. People are talking about this man throwing the ball on a dime. Wherever it needs to go, he puts the ball there.

He doesn't turn the rock over. And he was a man selected at number two overall. And there were points last year in the evaluation process.

And I guess over the next couple of months, we should get ready for this. Quarterbacks who get crapped on in the evaluation process. People saying C.J. Stroud, oh, poor Wunderlich exams and not the smartest QB. Well, damn it, he sure knows what to do when you watch him. And Bryce Young, the opposite. Head coach Frank Reich got the boot. This man was able to go out there and throw almost as many interceptions as he did touchdowns, 11 touchdowns to 10 interceptions. Frank Reich gets fired. Just last week, the replacement comes in, Dave Canales, they end up hiring him, bringing him up from Tampa Bay for all of his work with Baker Mayfield, his work with Pete Carroll.

And so he's starting from jump. And there's some doubts about Bryce Young still because of his size, even more so now because he has to live up to just what C.J. Stroud has gone out and done. And I also think everybody in the Carolina Panthers organization, they're playing for an impatient owner. David Tepper, the man who decided to throw a drink on an opposing fan because they were being a little too obnoxious. David Tepper appears to be someone who has a short fuse. He seems to be someone who's just going to operate at a whim. Being Matt Ruhle as his head coach, I don't think it was the smartest of ideas, especially for a, quote unquote, first time owner. And then moving on and bringing in Canales, hey, what do I know? Maybe it'll work out.

Maybe it won't. I know this. Bryce Young needs help. He doesn't have a Nico Collins.

He didn't even have a Tank Dell who didn't even finish the year healthy. Bryce Young needs to be able to stand upright. He needs to be able to throw the ball to somebody. He needs a decent running game. And unless he has any of that, then Bryce Young just might be cooked. Surprisingly, C.J. Stroud was on the pivot, and it's nice to watch these guys uplift each other, because Bryce Young basically said, man, it ain't all his fault.

Take a listen to this. In his shoes, I feel like a lot of stuff didn't go his way that was out of his control. You can't make a play if somebody don't block.

You can't make a play if somebody don't catch the ball. And when you watch the tape, Bryce did a lot of great things. He's going to be a great player, but it takes time. I came into a situation where we were struggling, I know, but we still had a lot of good pieces, and Nick Casario, our GM, brought in a lot of good vets. D'Amico was the perfect coach for our type of team.

I think R-Rhythm, like I said earlier, everybody's path is different. Maybe I had a good rookie year, and Bryce is going to have a great second year. You know what I'm saying? And hopefully I do, too. But I know everything's going to be fine for him, and I told him, you're the one, bro. You're the one for a reason.

Don't ever, ever like, and he's not going to, but don't ever look at yourself different, bro. Oh, okay. That's nice.

That's encouraging. I'm sure Bryce Young, maybe that makes him feel better. I don't think anybody cares too much. I think he wants to see the results out there on the football field.

But CJ Strad is correct. I mean, he had to throw a ball around to an, I don't want to say aging, but he is an Adam Thielen, like that's your number one wide receiver for your rookie quarterback that you're expected to do, do anything, something. Carolina Panthers won two games. Their coach got the boot, and CJ Stroud is more optimistic than I am. Just given the team that he's playing on, I'm not sure or certain that CJ Stroud is going to get a, or excuse me, that Bryce Young is going to get a fair shake. I just don't, I don't feel that way. I feel like David Tepper somehow, someway is going to keep his finger on the trigger and he's going to pull it or he's going to throw a drink at somebody when things get tough, when things get rough.

855-212-4CBS, it's 855-212-4CBS. It's just nice to hear the quarterbacks. I guess stick together because in a lot of cases, and they are, they're direct competitors. And CJ Stroud, he's the one who's had success. I wonder if Bryce Young appreciates the fact that that was said publicly, or maybe he doesn't give a damn. Let's go ahead and talk to Greg. He's here from Michigan. You're on the JR Sport Reshow on CBS Sports Radio. Hey, JR, Mr.

Positive, oh my God, you've got great topics like you always do. But today, especially, I got to tell you, Purdie can't carry Mahomes jockstrap number one. The chief of the villains, really. It's everyone's, because of Tay-Tay and Kelsey and politics, everyone's going for the Chiefs, I think. If Purdie beats Mahomes, let me tell you, he's going to rise up in the rankings of somebody that could be something special down the road. But oh my God, JR, it's just unbelievable. I'm giddy. My boy Elvis is everywhere. They're imitating him.

The football teams are imitating my boy. Your great show. I love it.

I just, I'm sorry to be all over the place, but I'm just giddy because your topics are through the roof. I love it. Well, thank you, Greg. Appreciate you.

I love you too. Thank you, Greg, for calling from Michigan. I think that's the, Hickey, is that the first, I mean, we've only been here for a month and a couple of days. Is that the first or second Tay-Tay reference? From Greg? That was the first one I've heard. Oh, I mean from anybody, Tay-Tay? This calendar year, 2024 is the first time, but I've heard Tay-Tay a lot.

Yeah. I first heard that a couple of weeks ago. I had to go, somebody said Tay-Tay, I'm like, who the hell is Tay-Tay? I don't know who the hell that is. Oh, you're slowing the Tay-Tay train, huh? Tay-Tay? Taylor Swift? You know, I don't, I'm not listening to anything where someone is going to refer to her as Tay-Tay.

What is that? I don't know. Is she supposed to be in Japan now? She's in Japan already, right? She is. She is.

I think with shows these next few days up until Sunday. And now we got a whole big to-do about whether or not she's going to make it to America, make it to Vegas in time? Like, she got that private jet, right? And why can't she just go over to Pacific and watch the man, right? That's what she's supposed to do. I think she'll have no problem getting to the Super Bowl in time.

Yeah. I wonder what he has planned for Valentine's Day. What are you going, they're going on vacation or something?

Well, let's put it this way, and I don't know if this is a curse or not. If the Kansas City Chiefs win on Sunday, they will get back, let's say Monday afternoon after they get drunk and party. When do you think the parade would be? Thursday or Friday? Got to be Thursday, right? I was even going to say Wednesday. Wednesday? Could it be Wednesday?

You get back Monday? I think, whoa, that's- V-Day? I mean, how else would you rather spend, I mean, listen, I bet you almost every guy Chiefs fan is like, please put it on, actually, I don't know, maybe not put it on Wednesday so they don't have to upset their significant other by canceling dinner plans. I would think it'd be too soon, right?

I'd say you're probably right then. Yeah, Valentine's Day, and it's no excuse because if they have the parade in the daytime, yeah, the majority of people who go will probably be intoxicated, but at nighttime, I guess people would have expectations that they go out on a date, I would think. Oh boy, I don't know many significant others on the other side of that, it's going to be too happy about that. All day at a parade and then you're going to be in some sort of- Intimate? State? Yeah, where you're going to be intimate and also just be able just to be there and focused and say nice things about each other?

Why can't you? Well, let's throw the 49ers in here as well, right? And I mean, they're closer to Vegas, so maybe they would have, nah, they throw their parade. Now that I think about it, in the current state of San Francisco, where the hell would they hold their parade? Santa Clara by the stadium? Or just running around through the parking lot? Maybe go to the Shark Tank over there, right?

Oh no, that's San Jose, so it's not even that close. I don't know. Good question.

Yeah, what are you going to run it through? Embarcadero? I don't know. It's kind of ratty over there right now. Anyway, now that would not be romantic, not by any stretch of the imagination. Going to a parade for the San Francisco 49ers and then spending money at some expensive dinner where you might get robbed afterwards, that's a tough one. But I think it's reasonable you go to a parade early enough. I'd gather you'd be done at a parade by what?

I don't know, three, four o'clock in the afternoon, if that. And you got enough time to, I don't know, go to that fancy Italian place for valentines. It sounds like balance to me. I'm not going, but yeah, it sounds like balance. Sounds like maybe a few breakups waiting to happen on Wednesday night. Well, that's that's going to happen naturally, right? That's that's what these big holidays are for. You know, I know people, not me, I've never done this.

I know people that that wait for the holiday because it gives them the perfect excuse to have an incident to just walk away from their relationship. Interesting. You've never you've never heard of that experience?

No, no. You've never heard anyone say, hey, it's you know, I don't know. It's November 15th. I can't break up with them before Thanksgiving. You know, it's it's December 8th. Like I can't break up with them before.

You know, what the hell is this thing called Christmas? You never heard that. I've heard of that. But I thought you're insinuating that they use the holidays a reason to break up. Yeah.

Yeah. It's like here's Valentine's Day. I can't break you can't break up with the person before Valentine's Day. It's a catastrophe.

You got to wait until something happens on Valentine's Day. Oh, I see. Yeah.

So this is my actual holiday itself. Yes. Yeah. Something something happens and then it's over with. So you get too drunk at the parade.

There's your excuse. Bang, bang, boom. There you go. See, that's there's a lot of people planning that, by the way. We got to see what who wins first. But we'll get there.

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