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Shohei Ohtani set to make his Dodgers debut on Wednesday morning l Browns give Jerry Jeudy an interesting contract l Wagner beats Howard to advance to the field of 64


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Thank you for locking in. And speaking of halftime, we got Wagner and Howard getting us all set already all started for March Madness. Wagner currently leads 48 to 31. They just came out of halftime a few minutes ago. Four minutes have gone by. Wagner just firmly in control against Howard. Howard might not meet or get into the round of 64. We got another matchup coming up in about an hour and change.

Colorado and Boise State will be our second matchup here in the first four. We've had a busy show so far. Thank you so much to John Fanta, Fox Sports Broadcaster. Covers, reports, writes everything, college basketball.

Thank you so much, John, for joining us last hour. He believes that UConn and Tennessee are going to be the last two teams standing by the time we get to Phoenix, Arizona in the championship game. And then also a big thank you to Mark Byington, who's the head coach of James Madison University up in Virginia as James Madison. A lot of people are picking them to go forward and upset Wisconsin this Friday night. This is their first appearance in March Madness.

This is their first appearance in the tournament flat period since 2013. And so certainly a lot of schools that are going to try to make some noise over the past, over the next couple of days, I should say. And if you've missed any part of the show, you want to hear our interview with Coach Mark Byington. You want to hear what we had to talk about with John Fanta from Fox Sports, then just go ahead and hit rewind on the free Odyssey app. It's not going to be difficult to go ahead and catch what you missed.

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The Facebook, take a guess, it is at JR Sport Brief. As we continue on with the show, we have had some NFL news that's come down the pipe today as it relates to free agent signings. Some players who are making some veiled references to moving on.

We'll talk about that. Major League Baseball, the regular season, is going to get underway in Seoul. Yeah, all the way in South Korea. The Dodgers and the Padres getting ready to launch things for the 2024 season. Everybody in town.

The whole world watching. The whole baseball world watching just to see what Shohei Ohtani does in his Dodgers debut. I think he's going to hit a home run. I'm not a betting man, but I'd bet on it.

They got two games out there. Do you think Shohei Ohtani is going to hit one home run, Hickey? He has to leave the country. I feel like he's contractually obligated to hit a home run. It'd be a disappointment.

Now you think about it. There's a lot of pressure on him. First game in a Dodger uniform, obviously oversees a large contingent of his fans, I'm sure will be there. I don't know geography, but I'm assuming that's the closest they'll get to being home and seeing them. Until they go out there and play a game in Japan with them, you know that's coming.

Well, if Roger Goodell was commissioner instead of Rob Manfred, that may have already been happening. Oh man. Have you seen Shohei Ohtani? He got a new logo.

New Balance released the logo. Have you seen it? I have. Who goes first, you or me?

It sounds like we had the same topic. Hey, I'll be the first to say it. Shohei Ohtani's logo sucks.

The logo sucks. I understand it. The man, it's tough, right? The man is a dominant pitcher when he's healthy. He's a dominant hitter. The logo is like a shadow, you know, a character shadow, a kind of abstract of him running the bases. Is it a home run try? Does he run in the, like, I know he's a great base stealer. People don't even talk about that. Like they couldn't have done better. Come on now.

I think he's rounding third. Maybe he's trying to score on a, on a single. That's the logo.

Oh man. Like what are we, why can't we just stick with the initials? There's a lot of, a lot of athletes do the initials, the number worked in, you know, a nice artistic way.

I don't know about a, a shadow of a player with no logo or whatsoever being that, that, you know, your logo now. Yeah. He's, he's, is he rounded? It looks like he's, he's looking towards the outfield. So maybe he's rounding second. Slight lean too. Like he's laying back, like he's ready to cut the base and, you know, kick it.

Maybe, maybe he hit it and now he's going for like a triple. Yeah, correct. Yeah.

I just, if anybody is safely, I don't know, if you can safely move and drive and what have you, knock yourself out. Here we go. I just tweeted this. I just tweeted out the logo and I said, what is this? Just look at X or Twitter at JR Sport Brief and you can look at this terrible Shohei Otani logo.

This is like somebody at New Balance and look at me, right? I'm being a jerk. Sorry. Sorry. It's like somebody at New Balance just said, AI, make me a logo of a baseball player. And they just said, here you go. And it's, it's just some guy running. It's disappointing.

All the logos, as you mentioned with intertwined names and initials and numbers, Shohei Otani deserves better. I don't even, what number does he, do you know what number he wears off, off the top? Yes, 17. Ah, see, I didn't know that. Which is also not a great number to, you know, it's not like three or seven.

They couldn't, they couldn't put an SO and a one seven together some type of way. Steph Curry figured it out with 30, so I mean. Right. That logo's not SC 30. Under Armour came up with that. Not bad. It kind of all rolls together.

I mean, for a point in time, I feel like every kid under the age of 15 was buying Steph Curry shoes. It's, it's nice. Disappointing for Shohei Otani.

They'll figure it out. Anyway, everybody is excited to get the season underway. Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman, a couple of days ago, they were on the MLB Network and they talked about this experience and then being with Shohei. Listen to them talk.

Listen. A couple of games this, this spring has been really cool. Like I let off the game with a hit, then he hits a double, then he'll hit a homer or he'll hit a single. And it's like, dang.

We had, we had one, we had one game where he went single, single, single, and it was like, boom, within like five pitches. Like, oh, this is kind of fun. Yeah. They're going to have fun. They're going to abuse other teams.

They're going to abuse other teams. How the hell you got to line up with Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman and just Shohei Otani. I don't think it took a lot of arm twisting to get Shohei Otani up from the angels, up to the Dodgers.

I don't, I don't think that was a difficult task. Wild stuff. You know what? I would say, let's hear from Shohei Otani, but it's, it's in Japanese. Let's hear from his translator.

This is from Saturday. Shohei Otani's translator, on behalf of Shohei, talked about how excited Shohei is to get things started. Yeah. I appreciate all the attention, obviously. It's, attention is always great being a baseball player and being able to play with these great guys next to me. I'm just really excited and still need to get, be part of the team.

And I want to prove to everyone that I'm actually acknowledged right now. You know, out of the way, the guy's making $700 million over the next 20 years. He's making so much money without the Dodgers.

He's like, hey, it's okay. Just pay me $2 million right now, per season. That's it.

Just give me $2 million per season and then just give me $68 million, you know, on the back 10. What are we doing here? Some wild stuff. Congrats. Am I, am I premature in congratulating the Dodgers from winning the World Series? Too soon, right? Too soon?

I mean, with their plot of history, I would say too soon. Oh, they're going to choke. So what, Tyler Glass now is going to stink? Well, hey, he's never healthy. No.

He's never healthy. They're going to go through the court. How many innings? 130 or 120? Let's split the difference.

125. Okay. Not bad.

Not bad. I'm sure the Dodgers would sign up for honesty right now. Yeah.

Yeah. Well, I mean, it really boils down in the National League between them and the Braves. Like, is there any other team?

Last year, we got the shock of a lifetime. And I'm sure somebody's sitting around in Arizona going, hey, JR, hey, but the Diamondbacks, they just went to the World Series. Well, I can look at all the talent coming up with the Diamondbacks, but I got to look at the teams that have actually been there. And yeah, the Dodgers have a tendency to go in and choke the year that they did win. They had to win it in Dallas in the COVID year. But I think you pick up somebody like Shohei Ohtani, are they guaranteed a World Series victory? No, nobody is guaranteed a World Series victory. But I'll tell you this much.

Okay. They got to win one or two. It's got to happen. And they'll probably be battling it out with the Braves in the National League for, I don't know what, the next five years. And here's the difference, which is absolutely hilarious. The Dodgers are adding guys like Yamamoto and they're throwing $320-plus million this way.

The man has never pitched a game in Major League Baseball. The Dodgers are paying Shohei Ohtani $700 million. Here in Atlanta, you got like Okunya playing on an eight-year deal. They're like, here's $100 million. And he's like, yeah, I'll take it. It's, it's, it's robbery.

It really is. Like if I'm, if I'm Okunya, I'm still saying to myself, I'm rich, but I'm not that rich. I don't even get a $300 million deal.

I can't even get an Aaron Judge deal. Picky. Every now and then I still want to think about who the hell agreed to this.

And then where can I get them and shake them up? And the worst part is, is just like, it's not just Okunya. It's like everyone on their team. They, they did the same approach with every young player.

Everyone said yes. And now like they have a young core that is like, all of them combined are probably making less than Shohei Ohtani's deal alone. It's, I hate to give the Braves credit. I hate them, but I give them a lot of credit.

They definitely, from a business perspective, know what they're doing. Oh, that's right. Mets fan, right? Oh, unfortunately.

So I got to deal with a lot of them for a while now. Did the Atlanta Braves roll up? Did they like threaten their agents or something like, like how did they get Austin Riley, 10 years, $200 million? Like Austin Riley can produce a 4,100 season. I don't know, for maybe like the next eight years. You think about Matt Olson, eight years, 168. Now this guy, Mets start swinging for the fences and hit nothing in a few years, but that's a discount. You think about even going on, this one, Ozzie Albee's got a contract, seven years, $35 million. Oh, I forgot it was that low. Geez.

How much? $35 million, half of Shohei Otani's yearly average. Oh my God. What is, what is Lindora getting? 300 mil for 12 years or 11 years, something like that. This is, baseball is weird. We've heard, the news came down today that the players association, they got beef with some of the higher ups just because of some of the money that's been spent, the money that's not spent. And like, how can a guy, how can one guy get $700 million and a guy who just won the Cy Young and Blake Snell just get a job at the end of spring training, which is in essence a one year deal. He signed a two year deal, $32 million per. He has an option to leave the San Francisco Giants after one year. And then he can just what, try for another contract? Like baseball's economics are ridiculous and not in a good way, in a bad way. You got players, there's almost like no market. I don't want to say I respect the NFL in this regard.

And yeah, we certainly have outliers. Cleveland Browns guaranteeing all of Deshaun Watson's money. And they will talk about the Browns. They gave a wide receiver money that makes me scratch my head. But in the most part, you think about certain positions like the running backs, there's a hierarchy that almost every team follows.

And yes, for the good of it, the bad of it, they have started to suppress some of the contracts. Christian McCaffrey is the benchmark. He's making 16 and everybody else can just happily settle in.

And I don't know, 12, 11 and nobody's going past that. You think about the quarterbacks, the best of the best. They're in that 50, 55 million dollar range. For right now, Joe Burrow is making the most. It's the same with the defensive ends and linebackers, wide receivers, what have you. Tyreek Hill is making 30. Justin Jefferson will jump that.

And it goes on and on. But in Major League Baseball, we got teams that just hoard the damn money. They don't spend it. You got familiar players that are available that don't end up anywhere. Like think about this in the NFL. The quarterback is the most important position.

Man, they move right. Atlanta Falcons wasted no time getting a quarterback. The Steelers wasted no time and getting two damn quarterbacks. You want to get yourself a quarterback so you can compete in Major League Baseball. Starting pitching is the most fragile and most important commodity, especially when you get to the postseason and you need to win one game or two games or you need to go out there and win three or four in a series.

You want to have one or two dudes who can give you a good chance to mow down the opposition. Blake Snell just won his second Cy Young. Just got a job yesterday for a Giants team that's probably not going to do nothing. Jordan Montgomery has experience pitching for the New York Yankees, went to the Cardinals, was then traded to the Texas Rangers, won a World Series, is a lefty. This man, Jordan Montgomery, does not have a job and we're just well now we're just hours away from the start of the regular season.

Make it make sense. This is why I say Major League Baseball. I feel like it's salaries, it's structure, it's a ticking time bomb. Like really, how far away are we from when they went on strike in 1994? And I know they just signed and went through a new collective bargaining agreement. They did it right after the COVID year. They had to figure out the splits and then they came to an agreement the following season.

It is just bad, bad. Baseball economics is the wild, wild west. And the last time I sat down and watched a Western, there were some winners and some losers.

Some people left alive and some people did not leave at all. Baseball needs to figure out an economic system where everybody can succeed. Even the fans. It's not good enough to say, hey, here are the Diamondbacks. They stunk for a long time.

Here they are. It's not good to have Pittsburgh just languishing because of Bob Nutting. It's not good that Otani can make more money than than a guy can make in a year. This is nuts.

Or in his entire contract. Let me say that. Wild stuff. Anyway, the start of the baseball season is here. If you want to sit down and watch the Dodgers play, you want to see them get the season started, the season started on the East Coast. You got to wake up at 6 a.m. on the West Coast.

Maybe you don't go to sleep at all. The game is going to be at 3 a.m. Thank you. Dodgers, Padres, Seoul, South Korea, 6 a.m. Eastern, 3 a.m. Hickey, you waking up to watch? No. Oh, what time is it? Six? Six. Maybe, maybe I'll see part of it.

Possibly. I need to see Otani hit that home run. I know it's coming. It's the JR Sport Reshow here with you on CBS Sports Radio, 855-212-4CBS.

That's 855-212-4CBS. On the other side of the break, I told you there's a wide receiver. You want to talk about silly money? Maybe they're paying this man in monopoly money. Jerry Judy has a new contract. I had to look twice when I saw what he received. I'll tell you what's going on with Jerry Judy and also looks like the Steelers. Maybe they have a new wide receiver, another trade for the Steelers?

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It's 855-212-4CBS. You know, right before we went to break, we talked about the start of the Major League Baseball regular season. It gets going and a few hours from now, early in the early in the morning, the Dodgers, Padres, they're in Seoul, South Korea.

They're kicking off the season. Obviously, a big deal as Shohei Ohtani is the newest member of the Los Angeles Dodgers and is making his debut. And we started to think about just a lot of the salaries that have been thrown and bandied about this offseason or the lack of salaries that have been offered from teams to players. Shohei Ohtani, we know, is making $700 million. The Dodgers also got it.

It's crazy that people don't spend too much time talking about this. They added Yamamoto. I think his deal is $325 million. This man hasn't even pitched in Major League Baseball. Now, we got a guy like Blake Snell, who at around this time last night was added to the Giants roster on a two-year contract at $32 million per.

Yeah, it sounds nice, right? But you would think a guy who just won a Cy Young would be in hot demand, and I guess nobody wanted him. Now, maybe it's because Blake Snell does have a history every now and then of stinking. He'll win a Cy Young one year. He'll suck the next.

I think he walked about 100 guys. But still, the end of the offseason, the end of training camp, spring training, Jordan Montgomery is also just kind of sitting around waiting for a job. And so baseball's economics are weird. And speaking of weird, you probably learned a few days ago and more than a week that Jerry Judy, who has basically been a disappointment out of Alabama, this man was traded from the Denver Broncos to the Browns. And the Browns today rewarded him with a deal. They rewarded him with a contract. They said, hey, man, here's basically $60 million over three years. Here's $41 million guaranteed. The Cleveland Browns think that Jerry Judy is going to turn into the next big thing. Out in Cleveland, that somehow, some way and maybe, maybe he does turn things around. He's only 24. He's going to turn 25 next month.

But I'm saying, why the hell you paying a guy? He hasn't done anything. You know, this past season and I know, I know, I know what happened in Denver. I think we all saw what happened in Denver. 758 yards receiving in two touchdowns. That said, I mean, outside of two seasons ago where he had 980 yards, 970 yards and six touchdowns, that was his best season. This dude was expected to be one of the best wide receivers in the game.

Do I think at this stage of his career, he's just going to turn things around, especially granted and given the money that he got? And I know, I know, it's one thing to be on the receiving end of passes from not just Russell, Russell Wilson, but, you know, Drew Lock. It ain't the easiest way to start a career.

Jerry Judy also had to start his career in the COVID season, so I get it. But what's with the Cleveland Browns and just handing out contracts that just, it's like have the guy prove it first. They went for the Sean Watson.

I don't want to say it was a last ditch, but they figured, oh, we finally need to turn our fortunes around. Screw Baker Mayfield. Let's bring in Deshaun.

Well, he arrives suspended and that dude is currently recovering from a broken shoulder. You're already on the hook paying this dude a guaranteed what, $250 million? And now you're allocating $41 million guaranteed to Jerry Judy, who hasn't lived up to his rep. Was that necessary?

Did you need to justify the trade by extending him for three years? Cleveland Browns always into some funny business. 855-212-4CBS.

It's 855-212-4CBS. I'm going to tell you about another wide receiver utilizing social media for funny business. But Dan is calling from Wisconsin. You're on the JR Sport. We show us up, Dan.

Good evening, JR. You know, just so tiny, Dale. He's a great athlete. He's probably one of the best athletes we've seen. But do you really think, do you really think that the Dodgers are good for baseball, for the sport as a whole, for the people who listen to it on the radio, for the people who follow it day in and day out? I think it's killing baseball. That commissioner and the Major League Baseball and the players union deserve to have their heads knocked around. The NFL can't do that. You can't do that in the NFL.

There's no way you can get away. How would you like to have a business and someone and they pulled that old bull over your eyes like that? Do you really think, do you really think that that's good for baseball? What specifically? By signing someone for 700 million and paying them a dollar a day, a dollar a year or a million a year.

OK, now we're talking. Yes, that part I don't agree with. But I'm not going to blame the Dodgers for that. I'm going to blame the Players Association. Exactly.

Yeah. And then I'm also going to blame Major League Baseball for saying, hey, we don't care. And so it's funny to say that both sides are to blame. But the Players Association just, well, we talked about some of the beef that they're having internally. And I think a good portion of that boils down to the players not being happy with the money that's being spent league wide. It's like you have teams that are hoarding and not spending the money in free agency. While meanwhile, the Dodgers, well, they're operating within the rules. The Dodgers can do what they want.

I mean, how many years have we had this same conversation with a team like the Yankees that they're using and abusing the powers? And it's just like, hey, but we're playing within the rules. Well, who has to agree to the rules?

Players Association, but they can never get on one accord. And this is what happens when you typically have billionaires versus millionaires. This is what happens in a lot of cases when it comes to labor and labor strife and beef. Ultimately, the big company has the bucks and the money. And I don't care if you're making $10 a year, $10,000 a year, $10 million, $100 million.

We can go on and on. The people at the top have the power and the people who actually do the work. There comes a point in time in a lot of cases they get pinched.

Yeah, I agree with you there, because this economy runs off in the big corporate companies, the little ones that keep the economics going. But when you make a deal like that, it's eventually going to kill baseball. It could.

Yeah, it's going to kill the sport. Well, look at how many kids you go around and ask anybody, what's the average age of someone that watches a baseball game? Oh, I know what it is. It's north of 50. I know that the average age of someone who watches a basketball game is closer to 40. Right.

But it's just sort of small market teams, I guess. Yeah, if you don't like it, then don't watch it. Eventually, that's basically that's what I'm going to do.

Do you think you want to watch it? I'm going to get up at five in the morning to watch the Dodgers play San Diego and grub them and they'll grub them again the next game. Then they come back and there's another week of spring training. They play more spring training games before the season starts. How does that make any kind of sense?

Well, I mean, it's called Shohei Ohtani. It makes dollars. It makes sense. Yeah, it might. It might not make long term sense for the viability of the game.

But yeah, they're going to they're going to put Shohei Ohtani anywhere where he's going to generate eyeballs. If I'm awake at six o'clock and there's a chance I might or may not be, I'm going to tune in. But I ain't forcing the issue. Hey, Dan, I hear you, man.

Thank you for calling from Wisconsin. Yeah, it's sad. Dan is sad and I get it.

I'm not going to say Shohei Ohtani's deal is killing baseball, but could Shohei Ohtani's contract? Help me out, Hickey. What is it? The goose? The something that killed the golden goose?

What is it? Do you know? Something. Goose and the gander? No. Goose killed the gander or something like that. Hey, Rich, you have any idea? Do you know what it is? I think it's just you're killing the golden goose. Yeah.

Is this what is Ohtani's? Well, what do you think about this, Rich? You got a guy making seven hundred million dollars. They don't got to pay him but two million dollars a year for the next ten. You got teams who spend no money. We got no free agents being signed outside of really the Dodgers. You got J.D.

Martinez who's still a free agent. Like this is like down the line. This is kind of scary. This doesn't make sense. All within the rules until they change the collective bargaining agreement like the NHL did that. Yeah, well, if you got to get the players association on one accord, doesn't it seem like they could ever do that? Maybe that's why they want a new head.

Oh, no, absolutely, man. It's just baseball's economics. There has to be a university somewhere that is like teaching a class on this, going all the way back to Curt Flood and up until now in the strike.

You can write a book on what baseball has done financially and it just does not look good moving into the future because if Ohtani is the benchmark, ain't nobody going to make higher than 700 until I guess somebody does. And then how does everybody else get paid? How does the normal guy get paid? Well, the problem is the normal guy doesn't get paid.

They don't give him a job. This is wild stuff. 855-212-4CBS.

It's 855-212-4CBS. Trust me, I'm still excited for the season, okay? Trust me on that. You're listening to the JR Sportbrief on CBS Sports Radio. It is the JR Sportbrief show here on CBS Sports Radio.

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It's 855-212-4CBS. Before we went to break, we talked about the Major League Baseball season starting in a couple of hours between the Dodgers and the Padres. We got the first game in March Madness already underway. We got Wagner from Staten Island leading Howard 69-66. Uh-oh.

I don't know Howard on a little bit of a comeback here. One minute left in the game. Hickey, how the hell is the first game exciting already? How? That's March, right?

The magic happens where, I mean, what? It was 15 points for most of the game for Wagner and now all of a sudden here we go sweating it out. Yeah, I feel like Wagner just kind of controlled the entire game. Like you said, led by it felt like 50. Felt like more than that.

It's like let's walk the dog and take him home. And now here we got Howard going on a run here. Only down three points with a minute left in the game. Wagner leads 69-66. We'll keep you up the date on these first four games in about 35 minutes or so. We're going to have another tip.

It's Colorado State is going to take on Virginia. 855-212-4CBS. John is calling from South Carolina.

Hey John, you're on CBS Sports Radio, the JR Sport Brief Show. Hey JR, good show, good show. Hey, I got a laugh at all this money being thrown around. I mean, it's kind of funny when you think about it. I mean, I just, hey, but anyhow, you look at a right fielder spends like a half hour on the field in the game and he makes 20 million dollars a year and he cries if he has to do a doubleheader. But the Browns, that's my team and I just got to cry and laugh. They're just throwing all the money to everybody. We haven't won a Super Bowl forever so at least I'm glad they're trying and doing everything crazy because I don't agree with what they're doing.

So Jerry, so Jerry Judy? Oh yeah man, I mean, hey, who, I mean, I'm laughing at it all but I'm crying at the same time. I just hope it somehow works out and the Browns, we can, not we because I don't own them or I'm not really part of them, but I just somehow hope that what they're pulling off can somehow get them at least to a Super Bowl.

They've been talked about for the last three years getting there and they haven't done it with whatever. So yeah, the money is all crazy for all these sports. That's just, you know, insane and, and I just still laugh at that. I'm 70 and I just get a kick out of it, all the money these guys make and they cry about playing a doubleheader in baseball, but I just hope the Browns are just throwing the money at it and somehow it'll come out and work out. Hey look, I'm not, I'm not wishing the worst on Jerry Judy, not at all. I just, I find it, I just find it very odd that you would acquire him, I get it, and now you're going to extend him for three at the money that they gave him?

Like, it was odd that they did what they did with Sean Watson, but he was five and one before the poop hit the fan with his injury. I'm just hoping that somehow we can finally get there. And I know I'm a fan here now talking, not a realist because I don't see it really happening, but I'm hoping and praying. And hey, good luck and I'll listen to African fans. Thanks buddy for taking my call.

Thank you so much, John, for calling from South Carolina. Yeah. I mean, at this rate, the way that the Browns are giving out contracts to disappointments and, you know, guys who got in trouble, I lied to Sean Watson. Maybe, maybe I can just get a deal. I don't play in the NFL. Maybe the Browns will just give me a deal for existing because that seems like that's the bar of entry in regards to getting a contract from the Cleveland Browns. To Sean Watson, we all know about his, his issues when it comes down to the allegations from the massages and assault, et cetera.

Not, not found guilty criminally, of course. And then Jerry Judy has just been, just been a disappointment. No better way to put it. As Howard gets another basket, Wagner now leads 69 to 68, 17 seconds left in the game. They're going to get the ball back. Let's see how they handle things on this final possession to try to hold on. Obviously Howard wants the ball. They want the rock so they can get another shot and crack at it. I don't know what the hell took them so long to wake up, but at least we got a good game. You see, this is the good part about things, Hickey. Like when you start looking into the stands and you have the fans and the people that travel from DC and New York to Ohio to witness the game, like they're, they're literally biting their nails.

They're ready to move on. This is the fun part of the tournament. Without a doubt, without a doubt. And I'll be honest. I rolled my eyes at the first forward and was introduced to what a decade ago, maybe even longer than that at this point, but for the most part, we've gotten some good games.

And it's like you said, I never would have envisioned being locked into a Wagner Howard game. Here we are on a Tuesday night. This has been a lot of fun.

Yeah. The winner of the game. Congratulations. They take on North Carolina on Thursday. So, Hey, you, you, you get a chance to go to the quote unquote big dance.

You get your chance of your opportunity and you got North Carolina, you know, staring you right in the face. And I also looked outside the window, Hickey, you know, the sun is now gone. The temperature has dropped.

I don't know. I think it's about 50 degrees outside. You want to know how many people are now watching the game? We started with five.

I mean, hopefully now it's a good game. Should be more, but doesn't sound like it. Zero.

Zero. There's nobody watching the game outside. Part of that's on Howard. I mean, again, up until five minutes ago, this was not really a game.

So yeah, I mean, Howard is going on a 14 to two run. There's a like, but there's so many restaurants and so on and forth downstairs. You would think that somebody walking out of a restaurant, you know, would be, Hey, I need to watch the tournament.

There's zero people outside. None. Wow. None. It's unfortunate. Yeah, that is.

Jeez. 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. That's 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. We're now down to the foul shot.

Foul shot game. Wagner leading is 16. Wagner going to hold on to guys from Staten Island.

Hickey, what do you say? I'm going to say yes. I think they do pull it off here. They hit the free throws, get a stop.

They move on. Kids miss free throws though. When I say kids, these are grown ass men. They miss free throws. Younger people miss free throws. They're not pros. Watch this guy. I don't know him from a hole in the wall, but he's going to miss one of the free throws. Free throw shooting in college basketball is the equivalent of college kickers. Can't trust them. No, you can't.

You can't. And I think that's, that's one of the bigger differences is you kind of climb the ranks here here on the big stage. And I don't know, maybe this young man knocks down the other free throw. He's smiling. You got Howard. Wagner is yelling to coach. Hey, don't foul, don't foul, don't foul. This is the other part about college. The mistakes that get made. Like you really get into the depths of, oh, what the hell? Oh, here we go. What the hell?

The guy took a free throw. What are the referees reviewing? You know what, J.R.? Maybe it's not Howard and Wagner as to why no one's standing outside. It's because these endings take three hours. So people figure, well, it's going to take a while to end anyway.

Maybe I'll just get in my car or get home and watch from my couch instead of standing outside in the cold for 45 minutes watching the final 30 seconds of this game. Here we go. You got to be kidding me. They found, from my understanding, from watching this while I'm on the air, obviously I got no audio. OK, now he's back to the free throw. Like what the hell were they possibly checking? Like he took one, he fouled him, he took one free throw and then they went to review. That was four. I just saw it.

They added two tenths of a second to the clock from 14.7 to 14.9. They need to pull up and hit a three. Come on, Howard.

Make it interesting. Pull up. Here we go.

Good chance. Oh, you missed. OK, kick it back out. Come on. Oh, oh, hickey. Oh, my God. Wow.

You are a few seconds ahead of me. That was a good ending. Three looks at three. Yeah, Wagner, Wagner ends up winning against our 71 to 68. Students from Howard are disappointed. It took them the end of the game where at one point they went on a 14 to two run. They got close, they got within three. They got three shots, not bad shots, but they got three shots from downtown to tie this game up. And they miss them all. They miss all three.

You don't like there, even though it didn't work out. I like that it didn't call a time out. Yeah, you got just roll with it. Don't let the defense get set, just go. Was he fouled on the second one, though?

I would say so. Yeah, they fouled the hell out of them. Referee didn't give a damn. If there is 10 minutes left in the second half, that's a foul. With 10 seconds left instead of 10 minutes, referee swallowed the whistle. Hey, what is the referee?

Well, he wasn't looking. Oh, man, what a disappointment. Anyway, congratulations to Wagner. They make their way into the field of 64. Wagner in Dayton, Ohio, Ohio. They knock off Howard 71 to 68, withstanding a 14 to two run to make their way into the tournament. Wagner's next stop, North Carolina on Thursday. March Madness is here. It's upon us. It's the JR Sport Reshow here with you on CBS Sports Radio, 855-212-4CBS.

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