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April 17, 2024 10:06 pm

Calls on the most controversial coaches l JR chides Hickey for never seeing the movie "Die Hard" l Sixers beat the Heat to reach the playoffs

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It is! The JR Sport Brief Show here on the Infinity Sports Network. I'm coming to you live from Atlanta, Georgia. I'm being joined by super producer and host Ryan Hickey holding it down in New York City.

And thank you so much to you, yes you, for listening to the show. In your car. At work.

At home. Cleaning. Sweeping. Patrolling.

Securing. Driving. Driving behind that idiot in traffic. Maybe you are that idiot in traffic.

Whatever you do, drive safe though please. Don't hurt or harm anybody. Me? I'm not harming anybody.

I'm just good. I'm here in the studio, minding my business, talking to you. This show.

It gets started. Every single weekday at 6pm Eastern, 3 Pacific. You can always listen on the free Odyssey app. You can listen anywhere, anytime.

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Maybe you got at work. Thank you. Ask a smart speaker to play the Infinity Sports Network. Oh yeah, we roll, we pop up folks. We're everywhere. You can also call up. The phone number is 855-212-4227.

That's 855-212-4227. I'm on the internet. I'm everywhere. I'm on X and Facebook and IG.

I am at JR Sport Brief. Go ahead, check it out. Unless you're driving. If your ass is driving, keep your hands on the steering wheel. Anyway, what a busy night. What a busy day.

What else is new? We got a good one out in Philadelphia. The Miami Heat and the Sixers are playing it close right now. 68-66, Miami leads the Sixers. It's one minute to go here in the third quarter. The winner of this game automatically qualifies for the postseason. They head on as the seventh seed to take on the New York Knicks. And then we got another game that's going to tip off in about 30 minutes.

It is a complete waste of damn time. The Chicago Bulls are going to take on the Atlanta Hawks. Now, I don't know if two cockroaches in Chicago want to sit down and watch that game. They're going to be fans there.

And these fans? If I was a Chicago Bulls fan, I'd be in there to do, I don't know, what I'm going to do? Boo? I'd be ready to boo the team. Boo! Get them the hell up on out of here and do something in the offseason. Wasting our time here. That and I'd be there for the drinks.

Yeah, I'd be there for the drinks. Anyway, it's Wednesday. Last hour if you missed it, it sucks for you.

Listen on the free Odyssey app and hit rewind. I gave you a top six list. We've had a busy day. Earlier this morning, ESPN put out an article that basically said Robert Kraft told Arthur Blank, the owner of the Falcons, that you probably can't trust Bill Belichick. And that is one of the reasons that Bill Belichick currently doesn't have a job. Robert Kraft, through his spokesperson, said, I didn't say that.

I also didn't go to the massage parlor, but I did not say that. And so we get these hit pieces on Belichick. Bill Belichick can't catch a break. And so today, in honor of Mr. Belichick, thank you for the inspiration, I gave you a top six list, taking a look at some controversial coaches in history. You could say some of these guys are jackasses.

They fall into different categories. Here, let me give you a quick recap. At number six, I gave you Lou Piniella. What a sweet, sweet man. Very nice. One of the greatest conversations I've ever had with anybody in the world of sports was with Lou Piniella at a steakhouse in New York City. What a nice guy. Here, you can look at the photo.

It's on my X at JR Sportbrief. Look at me and Lou Piniella from like a million years ago. At number five, I gave you Urban Meyer, the man who left his team and his wife to hang out with a woman who was not his wife. And number four, I gave you John Tortorella. This man won a Stanley Cup with Tampa, and then he just tongue lashes everybody else, including the media. At number three, I gave you Bill Belichick.

I think that is self-explanatory. And number two, I gave you that lying ass Bobby Petrino. This man is hated from here in Atlanta out to Arkansas for being a liar. And at number one, well, he passed away last year. But if you want to talk about controversial, you want to talk about hitting players and throwing chairs and choking people and cursing, it's Bobby Knight. Oh, you need a reminder of how controversial Bobby Knight was? Well, I got a reminder for you right here. It's courtesy of Yahoo Sports.

Let's listen to some of the greatest verbal hits from this man, Bobby Knight. Wait a minute, there's something forming here. It says, what a s*** question. I'm really disappointed in the f***ing progress that we've made.

God damn it! F*** this show. Take this f***ing show and forget it. Forget f***ing f***ing basketball. If it amazes you, then you don't know anything about basketball.

You're illuminating your relative lack of knowledge of the game with a statement like that. Final question. Eric, I'll tell them when it's a goddamn final question. You just sit there and when I get tired, then they can stick those pencils up their ass.

When my time on Earth is gone and my activities here are past, I want they bury me upside down and my critics can kiss my a**. Yeah, he was the one. Bobby Knight, controversial. 855-212-4227. That's 855-212-4227.

When I say controversial, coach or manager, who comes to your mind? Let's go ahead and talk to Ian from North Carolina. Ian, you're on the Infinity Sports Network. What's up? Hey, goodnight JR. Just wanted to give you a shout out. I love your show. I listen whenever I can. You've got a cool, smoothing voice.

Good thing to relax at the end of the day. But moving forward, I was asking what you thought about the Orlando Magic and how far they could get into the playoffs. How far do you see them going? Not to a championship. I think they could win this first round against the Cavs, but I think this is one of those years where you got to come in and get experience before you keep beating people up. Do you think it's a year, two years? Do you see them ever getting to that championship point?

Or do you just see them kind of middle on the ground? No, it's too early. But the fact that they have Apollo Boncaro, they have someone who I think can be the best player on a championship team. Yes, but they got to build out around him. And they got a lot of young assets that they could build around to move if they wanted to. The guards that they have ultimately aren't going to be there when they win a championship, not all of them. But they got a lot of great young assets that they can build around. I feel good about them over the next, I can't tell you when I think they're going to win a championship, but I wouldn't be surprised if in the next five years that they really start becoming legitimate contenders.

What else you got? Well, who would you pick right now to win the NBA Finals? I think the heavy favorite I would say happened to be the Nuggets, and then I'd probably put the Celtics number two. Do you think this is the year the Celtics can get over the top?

I think this is the year that they'll go back to the East. I'm going to want to say go over the top. I told you I got the Nuggets. Okay, okay.

I like the repeat. Well, thank you for your time, JR. I appreciate you.

Having a nice conversation. Love the show. Well, thank you Ian from North Carolina.

No doubt about it. 855-212-4227. Let's go to Tennessee! Let's talk to Willie.

Willie, how are you, man? You're on the Infinity Sports Network. Thanks. Thanks for taking my call, JR. I love the show.

Absolutely love it. I just wanted to remind folks about, I think it was 1978. I was at the game at the Gator Bowl, and Woody Hayes punched a Clemson player because he caught an interception, and he was running it back, and Woody ran up to him and punched him in the face. Yeah, Hickey brought that one. Hickey talked about that.

He mentioned that. Oh dude, I got on the show late, so I didn't hear that, but that was hilarious. Listen, we've had a lot of violent coaches here and there. Yeah, you can't throw that one. Especially when a guy got a helmet on. I don't get it when players, two guys wearing helmets are fighting each other.

Let alone a guy who doesn't wear a helmet is going to go punch a player. I've seen some wild things. Well, thank you Willie. Yeah, thank you. You have a great night, bye.

You as well. Thank you Willie for calling from Tennessee. Let's go up to Wisconsin and talk to Will.

855-212-4227. Can you talk about a controversial coach? Hey Will, who is it? Yeah, you want a good one?

I could have easily made your top six. I'm talking about, rest in peace though, Mr. Billy Martin. Man, I can't believe the feud he had with the coaches, whether it was in the dugout or even on TV. The hirings and firings with Steinbrenner, but who can forget the ultimate feud you had with one of the best baseball players ever, Reggie Jackson. Yeah, Reggie Jackson was getting ready to take that bat to the side of his head.

You better believe it. I was younger in those days, but I loved watching it. It was a comedy of ears with Billy Martin and the Yankee staff.

Yeah, they ended up winning a championship. They hated each other's guts though. It's funny how those things work, man. It's like a marriage. Well, maybe not.

We don't want to advocate for any of that. You know, sometimes you go at each other's throats and the next minute you're having success. I guess that's how it works. Well, thank you, Will. I thank you for your time. We appreciate you. I loved your show, bud.

Oh, thank you, Will. Shout out to Will for calling from Wisconsin. Yeah, Billy Martin, like he talked crap against his players and the owner.

Maybe that's why George Steinbrenner always fired him, hired him back, and fired him again. Love-hate relationship with Mr. Billy Martin. 855-212-4227. Jay is calling from Arkansas on the JR Sport Brief Show on the Infinity Sports Network. Boom, JR. Hold on a second.

Hickey, I was not prepared for that. Just like the movies. Am I going to get snatched out of the studio any second now? Hey, Jay, go ahead. Hello?

Yes, you're live on the radio. How you been doing? Hold on, I gotta use my regular voice now. Hold on, go ahead, Jay.

I just wondered how you've been doing. Wanted me to get an opinion about how good or how loud is the Razorback to be this year's football? The Razorback? What, with Calipari?

What did you say? Calipari? No, I don't know.

Let's ask him. Oh, the football? I think the football team is going to suck. They've sucked forever.

I don't even bother watching them in the SEC. You're wasting my time on a Saturday. Yeah.

I don't know why the hell they brought you back. Yeah, just advice. Well, thank you, Jay. Appreciate you for calling from Arkansas, okay? No, I'm with you, Jay King.

Take care, no problem. Well, Hickey, if I go miss him, we know who did it. I was going to say, if someone's going to take your job, maybe it's Jay. You have a smooth voice yourself, but that's... No, imagine him as one of them giggity-giggity operators. Imagine you call up and you get Jay on the phone.

Very slow and deliberate. Looking to have the time of your life, and boom, there's Jay, ready to take you the rest of the way. Amazing. Thank you. I had to go, whoa, that's, hey...

Some pipes. If I did the whole show like that, would I have a job? You think?

The whole show, like all four hours of the show. Would I have a job? You'd have a job as a voiceover, for sure. And then you could replace Morgan Freeman. Disney?

No. Disney? I'd have to be some guy living underneath a log. I'd have to be an evil villain in a Disney movie.

I'm sure it pays well. Being an evil villain in a Disney movie? Yeah, you know, like a swamp king? Well, let's think about some villains. I'm trying to think if I know any evil Disney villains. I do know that Whoopi Goldberg played one of the hyenas in The Lion King.

Really? Yeah, you've seen Lion King now, right? Yes, long, long time ago, but yes. Yeah, Whoopi Goldberg was one of the hyenas. I should know who Scar was, but I don't. I don't know any other, do you know any cartoon villains? The names?

Anybody? Not like recurring, like Scooby Doo. Is that Disney? I'm not even sure that's Disney.

I guess maybe not. That's not Disney. I know that James Avery in God Rest His Soul from Fresh Prince, he played Shredder in Ninja Turtles, but that's not Disney.

Boy Meets World? Who was the teacher? Mr...? Finkel? I don't know. Was it Mr. Finkel? Does he count as like a... A villain? The teacher? Oh my god, I don't know.

No, he's a voice of reason. Come to think of it, I can't... Disney villains. There's Ursula. Was that The Little Mermaid? Yeah, that was the... 101 Dalmatians? Is there a villain in there?

Ah, ah, ah, yeah. Cruella de Vil? Cruella de Vil, yeah. Can you name Cruella de Vil?

It's the equivalent of Cruella de Vil in 2024. I don't know the voices, though. Not deep.

Not deep. No, but I don't know the celebrity voices. I feel bad now.

I know Robin Williams, he was the genie, but that's the positive guy. I don't know anybody. I'm out of laws.

That's right. I don't know. I'm sad. I gotta look this up in a break now. It's sad anyway.

Blaze Run Path? Yeah, well, I got more time. I gotta look at more Disney films.

There's something to do in life. 855-212-4227. Alan is calling from Toronto. I heard Alan loves the Disney films. Alan, what's your favorite Disney movie?

Yeah, I'd have to think about that. Walt Disney, it's quite a while ago, so I'm not quite sure how to respond. You've never seen, let's go through a few. You've seen Lion King, right? Lion King, yes I did, yeah. Have you seen Toy Story? No, no.

Oh, okay. Little Mermaid? Little Mermaid, yes, I like that. Yeah, we all love it.

That turned me on when I was a youngster, yeah. Okay. Hold on a second, I gotta mute myself. Okay, I'm done.

Go ahead, tell me whatever you wanted to talk about after that. I wanted to mention Billy Martin. He was fine, he was ejected, he was suspended more than anybody, and he kicked dirt on umpires. And during heated arguments, he just went absolutely berserk to pick his hat off and threw it at the umpire. And he got into a barroom brawl with a marshmallow salesman, and he punched his own pitcher in 1970 outside a Detroit bar when he was coaching Minnesota, Dave Boswell.

They got into a big fight and he bloodied his face, so this man was a wild man. Alright, so somebody told, somebody already used Billy Martin. I'd like to say Earl Weaver, too. He was fined and ejected and suspended more than anybody, and lucky he resigned in 1986 because in 1987 and 1988 they just fell off the cliff.

And, you know, he would have gone absolutely nuts. And he was, he just got into an umpire's face a little bit too much. He had a very good record, but he got into way too many arguments and way too many ejections. He's had more ejections than Bobby Cox. Yeah, well at least now, well forgetting Bobby Cox and the Braves, at least the Orioles are back to a place hopefully of prominence.

You know, that would be nice, Alan. Have you heard anything about Bobby Cox? Is he doing okay? I heard he had a stroke a few years ago and he's still making his home in the Atlanta area. I have. I have heard nothing.

He is not someone who is outside. I have, I got no update outside of him being old. And Jimmy Carter's 90-90 is going to be 100 next October. You haven't heard anything more about him, have you? Jimmy Carter? Yeah, the former president of the United States. He's making his home in the Georgia area, not too far from Atlanta. Yeah, listen, I think I know who Jimmy Carter is.

His presidential library, I got to drive by it just about every day. He's okay. Alan, I got to tell you, I'm not here in Georgia rolling by Bobby Cox and Jimmy Carter's house.

I think I'd have a problem if I tried. Yeah, I know, yeah, but they're household names anyway. Yeah, they are, but I don't think I'm welcome at Jimmy Carter's residence. And I must tell you, he's not directly here in Atlanta. He's quite some ways outside, okay? And Margaret Mitchell, too. I was just down there two years ago.

I went to her house and it was very interesting to see the Garden with the Wind. Well, let me ask you this, Alan. The next time you come back to the states from Toronto, why don't you try to drive by Jimmy Carter's house and let me know how he's doing? Sure, playing in Georgia. I'll buy some peanuts there, too. Yeah, let me know.

See, you know where he is. You let me know, okay? Sure, I sure will. Yep, okay.

Thank you. And don't watch The Little Mermaid, okay? Don't watch that no more. No, no.

I'm a little bit too young for something like that, I guess. Oh, okay. All right.

You take it easy, Alan. Yeah, always a pleasure. Thanks a lot for taking my call.

Thank you so much. Bye-bye. Hickey, did I hear what I thought I heard the first time when he talked about The Little Mermaid? Did I hear that correctly?

Oh, you did. That's not what he meant, right? I'll leave that up to Alan to interpret. I interpreted what he said one way, let's say.

He said The Little Mermaid. I'm not even going to repeat it. Yeah, I think there's only one way to interpret what he said back in the day. If I said that on the radio, man, I'd be gone for a week.

Black and white when he's watching it. I'd be gone for two weeks if I said that. And then I think it was a joke at the end. He's too young for it, so. Uh-huh, uh-huh. You come full circle there.

Hey, I thought I was talking about wholesome Disney content and Alan took it into another direction. Wow. Anyway, it's the JR sport we show here with you on the Infinity Sports Network, 855-212-4227. We're going to take a break. I'm going to get some more of your calls as we talk about controversial coaches. And then, yeah, also, we're going to give you an update on this game right now in Philadelphia between Miami and Philly. I want you to thank O'Reilly Auto Parts for all of your car care needs.

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Three and a half minutes left. I'm trying to recall. Hickey, why the hell are we talking about Disney characters? Why are we talking about this?

I forgot. Because you were talking about with Jay from Arkansas who called with an extremely deep voice that if you had that voice you'd have to be a Disney villain. And we're going through like celebrity Disney villains and thus landed on Lion King. Some other movies were made and some other callers liked some other movies that were named.

Yeah, Alan from Toronto loved The Little Mermaid. A little too much I think. Anyway, so here we are. And then he also asked me for whatever. He's like, JR, you're in Georgia? Like, you know about Bobby Cox and his health?

I'm like, bruh, no. I don't. You want to know somebody else's health I don't know about? Dikembe Mutombo. He's also here in Atlanta, last I looked, and he had to deal with the brain issue. I think he might have had cancer. I don't see Dikembe, and I wish I had an update.

I wish I had a positive update, but I don't. Because when it comes to people's personal business, sometimes they want it to be personal. And then he asked me about Jimmy Carter. He's like, JR, you're in Atlanta? You know Jimmy Carter? He's like, yeah, the former president? I'm like, yes, I know who Jimmy Carter is.

I wasn't born, I don't know, yesterday. Guy got a whole presidential library I got to drive by every day. I got to sit in traffic past his library. Yes, I know who Jimmy Carter is. He's like, hey JR, you got an update on him? I'm like, no, I don't. As far as knowing that he's still alive, I got no update.

Unfortunately, the man's wife passed away last year. And if I do have one Jimmy Carter experience, never met him, never been all up underneath him, never shook his hand, none of this. I have, and I still do when I'm not on air. I freak with the Hawks games. Unfortunately, the Hawks are going to be playing the Bulls any minute now. That game is going to suck, sorry.

Nobody cares about that game, not even me. There was a game that I happened to be at, and they put Jimmy Carter on the kiss cam with his wife. Must I remind you, they were like 100 years old, okay? They're not 100, well, God rest her soul, she passed last year. They were old. And you know, I don't know too many 95, 100 year olds that are just kissing on kiss cam.

But if there was going to be a team that did it, it was going to be the Hawks. And I got to tell you, it was sweet. It was sweet to see them. It was like, oh, you could be 95 and almost 100, and you could still love somebody and give them a kiss. It was so sweet. Hickey, one day that's going to be me, 100 years old, giving somebody a kiss, one day, one day. You're going to be going to stadiums at 100 years old, huh?

It's impressive. No, no, no, not at all. You know what?

Now, the good point, no. Do you want to be that old? Do I want to be 100? I don't know. I want to be as, I will live as long as I can be okay. And what's okay?

Like, I want to walk around and I want to do stuff. I don't know. I don't know. There are people who are 80 and 90 that get around good.

But that's why I try to take care of myself now. I don't know. Do I want to be 100? Do you got a target age? I don't have one.

I don't know. No, but I'd like to live as long as I can, like you said, within reason, where I know where I am and can still enjoy life consciously, I guess. So like, you know, and also like to see a Mets World Series. So I mean, that might take me to 100.

So if that's what it takes, I'm here for the long haul. You know what I don't want? And this is terrible. This is why I hate social media. This changed so much, especially X and Twitter, since you know who Elon Musk took over.

This place is the, you could open up Twitter X one day and I could be looking at the Lion King and then I could open it up another day and find just something horrific. I opened up X today and it was a lady in Brazil who took her like recently deceased, like I'm talking 30 minutes deceased grandfather, whoever he was. She took him to the bank to get a loan. And this is not funny. This was on video. It's recorded on video. She pushed this deceased man in a wheelchair into the bank and was trying to get a lot. They arrested her on the spec called. I don't know whatever the hell you call in Brazil. I don't know.

Nine one one three one one four whatever number they use down there. They arrested her at the bank. And of course, there's video of everything nowadays. They got video of this. I'm like, this is not what I wanted to see at 10 30 in the morning.

It was like, what are we doing here? It's bad, man. I don't want to be that old.

How about that hickey? And you know what? He wasn't even old.

He was deceased. It's a weekend at Bernie's to the extreme. Wow. Yeah, it's like, but she's moving his hand around and hey, pick up the pen and she's lifting his head up. Yes, that's sick. It's despite that is sick.

He just died. That also sounds definitely pre or, you know, predetermined. They had a plan for that.

I hope she's in the prison forever. Like that's sickening, man. Like what are we doing? Pathetic. Eight five five two one two forty two twenty seven.

The world is just a wild place. Gary is here from South Carolina. Gary, you're on the Infinity Sports Network. Hey there, JR. I called you and mentioned something with the villains on Lion King with Scar.

I didn't look it up. James Earl Jones. No, James. No, wait, wait. James Earl Jones was the good lion. My bad.

Sorry. Yes, yes, yes. But wasn't the guy that played Scar, was he not the same person that played the villain in Die Hard, right, with Bruce Willis?

Because the accent sounds a lot the same. Jeremy Irons? Is that who that was? I don't know. I just know the picture in the face. I don't know what the name is.

I figured maybe you guys can look it up real quick. You know what? I think. Wow. Oh, my God. I just looked it up.

You are right, Gary. Oh, my God. Wow. Wow. Awesome.

Awesome. It took you referencing Die Hard for me to know exactly who. Now, I know Die Hard. I loved them. I loved all the Die Hards except for whatever the newest one they made. I stopped that for the one with Sam Jackson.

Forget that. Gary, you tell me that that Die Hard that they filmed in New York City with Sam Jackson, Jeremy Irons played one hell of a bad guy in it, didn't he? Oh, it was incredible. Oh, my God. With all the riddles around New York City and getting ready to blow up the school with the kids. Well, that's not funny, but he was like, I'm not a bad guy.

I wouldn't destroy the kids. He played his ass off in that role. He did.

And he disguised it and ended up blowing up where the gold was or whatever it was. Yes. Gary, thank you for making me feel good. That was nice.

Thank you. There you go. And when you were saying the Mets World Series, you want to be old enough to World Series.

Well, I had the privilege of going to the Yankees World Series game two when Clemens threw the bat. Oh, and Mike Piazza? Yep. Yep. Yeah. Well, that was Hickey.

Hickey is the Mets fan and I happen to be the Yankees fan. So here you have it. Oh, okay. So you guys battle quite a bit, huh? Yeah. I've seen success. Hickey's waiting on his. He's gotten close.

2015? Yeah, it's been a while. All right. Well, thank you, Gary. Appreciate you, man. It's been a pleasure. I'm glad I helped you out with that villain. Hey, listen, you made my day.

Thank you, Gary, for calling from South Carolina. Marco Belletti, did you love that? You loved that Die Hard, right?

With Sam Jackson. That's Die Hard with a vengeance, man. I saw that in the theater. Tremendous movie. Classic.

Amazing. They were in the train station. They were on Wall Street. They were in the aqueduct.

They were in Canada. Now, here's the here's this. Marco. Mm hmm. Do you know what I'm getting ready to ask Hickey? I'm not. I don't.

This this may change my entire move. Like that call just made me happy. Thinking about Jeremy Irons and Die Hard. Hickey. Oh, geez. I already know where this is going to go.

Hickey. Have you seen Die Hard with a vengeance? Wait, wait, wait, wait.

Before you answer, can we open it up a little further? Any of the Die Hards? No. Oh, my God. I didn't even know there was multiple. Oh, my God.

Oh, my God. Oh, I know Bruce Willis was in Die Hard. I know.

I know that people have an argument of whether Die Hard's a Christmas movie or not. Yeah. Yeah.

Bruce Willis is kind of important. But have I seen them? No, I've had. Oh, man.

Come on. I've seen The Holdovers recently. That's a popular, you know, pretty critically acclaimed movie. The what?

A lot of awards. The Holdovers? I don't know. I don't know what that is. Never heard of it. Paul Giamatti?

Yeah. Never heard of it. Die Hard. Very good movie. Nothing to do with Die Hard.

Nothing. I'm trying to save myself here in terms of watching a movie everyone else has watched. Well, I get it. But Die Hard has been out now, I mean, from the inception for about 40 years. Well, that's part of the issue. If memory serves, the first one was 88.

I don't. I think the first one was older than 88. Yeah, I think it was 88. Die Hard. 98, 92. 95 was Die Hard Adventures. I remember that.

Hickey. That's part of the issue. I am, look, I'm not going to sit here and pretend I'm a movie connoisseur. I'm the opposite of that. Not even.

Me neither. But I've seen, so there's very few good movies I've seen that I'm playing catch up that Die Hard is right now not, it's on the list, but it's nowhere near the top just because it's so old. So old? First one was in 88.

That's a problem. Oh, that's not old. 40 years. I've seen, I've watched all of them growing up, man. Like, come on. It's not old? I'm not saying you're old. I'm just saying.

No, no, no. Let's be fair. As much as J.R., I know we don't want to say, it's a long time ago. I get that. But some movies stand the test of time, some don't. Watch the first Die Hard. I'd be hard-pressed that it doesn't stand the test of time. You know what?

To his credit, I will say this, Marco. Do you remember, like, when these movies were on syndicated television all the time, all the time? Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah.

You couldn't go two seconds without watching them. The world doesn't work and it hasn't worked that way in a long time. This sounds crazy because I also am not old, older than all of the Die Hards.

But the fact is, when I was growing up, this sounds crazy to be old enough to say this. Like, you could not, it could not, I could wake up, if I woke up in the middle of the night at like, not in the middle, but if I woke up at 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. and I turned on the television, you want to know what was on? Die Hard. You know, movies from like the 50s and 60s and 70s, they were on all the time. If I was just randomly in my house on a Saturday at 5 o'clock, I didn't have, there was no stinking Roku. There was no internet to watch a movie.

I watched television. And randomly at a Saturday at 5 o'clock, Die Hard was on. And I don't know, what's some other stupid, Gremlins.

You know, what's that other one? Beetlejuice. Like, these were the movies that were on TV all the time. And so, I will give you a pass, because the first time I saw Die Hard, it probably was on like a Saturday afternoon, and after you watched it a million times, and I had it on VHS and all of this, but I give him a pass, Marco. But you gotta watch Die Hard. Watch it on Christmas, and then, you can skip over the second one, you might as well fast-forward to the third, okay? Alright, I'll take your word for it. Watch the first one, forget the second one, on to the third.

Well, slow down. The first one is beyond classic. The second one's got a goof factor to it, but it's still okay. The third one's great. And the third one you'll appreciate, because it takes place in New York City. I'm not saying to watch the second one, but the second one's got some goofiness to it. Let's be fair.

I like to laugh. Like, laughing goofiness, or just like that stupid slush, unrealistic? A little bit more like, are we serious? There's a little bit more going on in the second one that you're kind of like, alright, we've gotten out of control here.

The guy is running around barefoot fighting terrorists. Come on, Hickey. Come on.

I will say, I got very upset at the first Star Wars, when, was it Luke Skywalker shooting at the space cadets, and like, missing all of them? Yeah, we're not talking about fantasy. We're talking about something that could really happen.

A man could really run around barefoot in a building, beating up terrorists. It really could happen, okay? 10 v 1, and he just, he wins, huh? It was more than 10. Nakatomi.

Yeah, Nakatomi, yeah, Fox, yeah. More than 10 guys. But he slowly did it. It's not like he took them all on at the same time. This isn't Rambo.

Yeah, Hickey, it's possible. Watch the movie. It's the JR Sport Brief Show here with you on the Infinity Sports Network.

I think I've calmed down. I think I'm going to go home and watch Die Hard tonight because I ain't watching the Bulls and the Hawks. You're listening to the JR Sport Brief. It is the JR Sport Brief Show here with you on the Infinity Sports Network.

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New York Knicks, good luck handling Joel Embiid, especially if he's healthy. Tonight, not the best of games. 23 points, 15 rebounds on six of 17 shooting. Nicholas Batoon somehow, someway came off the bench with 20 points.

I guess he's still relevant. Also, Jimmy Butler, not a great game. 19 points, five of 18 shooting. The Miami Heat still have a chance to get into the postseason as the number eight seed.

They will take on the winner between the Atlanta Hawks and Chicago. The waste of time game that just literally got underway. Before we roll out of here, you know what I have to do. I got to tell you about something that took place this day in sports. Back in the days when I was young, I'm not a kid anymore.

But some days I sit and wish I was a kid again. It's time for this day in sports history. See, back in those days, we had radio and you couldn't see anything. And it was primitive and lousy and we liked it.

On the JR Sport Brief Show. I wish I was 50 years younger and I'd kick your ass. We know we're only about a week away from the NFL Draft next week, but we got to go back to 1999 when Eagles fans ended up with Donovan McNabb. They were not happy. These Eagles fans, they wanted Ricky running, smoking Williams. And a matter of fact, they booed the selection.

Let's go back to April 17th, 1999. Couch, McNabb, Akili Smith, but McNabb, he got the boos. Listen to Chris Berman and Joe Theismann on ESPN go, whoa. With the second pick, the Philadelphia Eagles select Donovan McNabb, quarterback, Syracuse University. The Eagles were genuinely, the fans are irate over the fact that they didn't take Ricky Williams. But I hope the fans don't take it out on Donovan McNabb.

No, they better not. They really better not because he's a young man who has the opportunity to be able to come in and I think really make an impact on the Eagles on offense. He has the athletic ability of a Randall Cunningham.

He has the size and poise in the pocket of a Rodney Peet. I think you take a combination like that and give him a chance to grow under Andy Reid, you're going to have yourself a fine young quarterback. They did everything but win the Super Bowl, right? Five NFC Championship games, they did go to the Super Bowl. T.O. says that he threw up when he was in the Super Bowl. But look, between Couch and Akili Smith and McNabb going 1-2-3, quarterbacks going 1-2-3, damn, McNabb had the best career out of all of them.

Philly fans are brutal. Yeah, all the stories start adding up. Listen folks, it's been an amazing show. It's been a pleasure to hang out with you. I gave you a top six list tonight. We talked about the top six most controversial coaches that we've ever seen. We talked about the Warriors being done, Zion and his quad injury, Kaitlyn Clark arriving in Indianapolis, Jontay Porter being banned from the NBA for gambling. We discussed Bill Belichick, the fact that there was a whole big story about how Robert Kraft warned the Falcons, you may not want to hire Bill Belichick. Thank you to Karen Gerigian for joining us from Mass Live. We just had a hell of a show.

And we also learned that there are plenty of films that we have to partake in of, like Die Hard. Anyway, I'll be back with you tomorrow. Can't wait. Here on the Infinity Sports Network. You want to find me online? I am at JR Sport Brief. If you missed the top six list of crazy coaches, if you missed anything, you missed a call, it's simple. The Odyssey app got you. I'll be back tomorrow, 6 p.m. Eastern, 3 Pacific.

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