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Thank you for listening. Anyway, you can find me online at JR Sport Brief. We talked a lot of basketball. We talked some football. We got some playoff games that are in action right now. The New York Knicks trail the 76ers in Madison Square Garden 22 to 16. The Knicks are trying to take a 2-0 series lead and the Cavaliers, it looks like they are in control right now to take a 2-0 series lead.

The Cavaliers lead the Orlando Magic 48 to 33. And in the game tonight that's going to get going in about two hours from now will take place in Denver, Colorado, as the Lakers take on the Nuggets, the defending champion Nuggets, trying to go up 2-0 against the Los Angeles Lakers. Right before we went to break, we talked about Zach Wilson being traded from the New York Jets out to the Denver Broncos. What a big old mistake for the New York Jets to have to admit that they've made a mistake.

And they have admitted this mistake from the day that they decided to trade for Aaron Rodgers and put their faith in him that he would turn their fortunes around. And so now out in Denver, Colorado, a team that does have the 12th pick in this upcoming NFL draft this Thursday, Zach Wilson joins a quarterback room that has Jared Stidham, but then also has Ben DiNucci, who is probably going to get the boot if I had to take a look at any of those quarterbacks. So we'll keep you up to date with the NBA games tonight.

We got some NHL Stanley Cup action as well, some Stanley Cup playoffs. But I want to get this out here because this news or the news of Zach Wilson being traded from New York to Denver isn't the only news today for a quarterback. Because Zach Wilson might be a failure of an NFL QB so far. Hickey, that's not too harsh, right? Perfectly accurate. A failure?

I mean, could you dress it up anymore? You said the stats, they were worse than mediocre. Yeah, he's been a failure. And maybe he turned things around back out west.

I got no idea. Anyway, somebody who's had a hell of a career is gone. Matt Ryan retired. Matt Ryan was here in Atlanta where he lives. Side note, if anyone didn't know that or believe it, and he's out quite a bit. So Matt Ryan is a man of the community, goes to the sporting events, does a lot of community events. Matt Ryan was at Mercedes-Benz. He was at the stadium today. He's at Flowery Branch and he had a press conference and he basically said, I'm done. And they also had a fancy video that he put out on social media because that's what you're supposed to do. You can't just quit. Can't just sign your retirement papers.

You got to have a nicely developed video on social media. Well, after his press conference, the Falcons, they dressed it up real nice. And Matt Ryan, he decided to say thank you to everybody involved with the Falcons. I truly believe that football like life is not simply about what you do, but rather who you do it with.

And I was a better player because of the people I was surrounded by. So today, 16 years after being drafted, my childhood dream has officially come to an end. I'm honored to retire as a Falcon.

Thank you to all the Falcons fans for your continued support. Through the highs and the lows, I always felt your energy and passion. I want you to know that every day I felt the responsibility to give you the best version of myself. While we didn't accomplish everything we had hoped, I am proud of what we did.

And I know that I gave everything I could to be the best that I possibly could. Oh, Hickey makes you want to cry, right? A little bit. Very sad, dramatic music, very heartwarming. Yeah, it didn't make me.

I'm glad. Well, I'm not glad that he cried. I don't want anybody to cry. But then his tears sounded like, I don't know, tears of joy.

I have no idea. Anyway, I wasn't crying. But I'll tell you this. Matt Ryan got a lot of crap as the starting quarterback for the Falcons. OK, this man was drafted in 2008 out of Boston College and he barely ever really missed a game.

All right. The Atlanta Falcons, before they just signed Kirk Cousins. I mean, last season you had to look at absolute crap. I mean, Taylor Heineke was back there at quarterback. This is not going to get the job done for a team that that was trying to win a Super Bowl. And why was Matt Ryan gone after all these years and the Super Bowl disappointments and what have you? Because they wanted to try to bring in Deshaun Watson and it hurt his feelings. And so Matt Ryan ends up with the Colts, can't hold on to the football to save his life, fumbling the ball all over the place, throwing the ball to the wrong team, gets released last year, doesn't play, but sits up in the broadcast booth, sits in the studio for CBS and tells everybody, I'm not done.

Well, now he is. He's going to be 39 years old in a couple of weeks. And Matt Ryan, he won an MVP in 2016. He was a multiple time Pro Bowler. But then when you ball things down, a lot of people only remember this moment from Super Bowl 51.

They remember a score being 28 to 3, and they remember a comeback. Listen to this from the Patriots Radio Network. They have completed the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history, led by the greatest quarterback in Super Bowl and NFL finals. One more ring, James White. And a silver trophy is coming back to New England. Every time I hear that, it just makes me go, oh, here we go.

Here we go again. And now Tom Brady is retired. He's done. He's gone. Matt Ryan is retired. He's done.

He's gone. J.J. Watt, by the way, would chase both of these dudes around. J.J. Watt is even gone.

J.J. Watt is done. But we know that J.J. Watt is going right into the Hall of Fame. We know that Tom Brady is going right into the Hall of Fame. But when it comes down to this man, Matt Ryan, is he going into the Hall of Fame?

The jury is out. But here's some things that I would say kind of lead into his favor. He won an MVP in 2016. Matt Ryan was basically an Ironman from the time that he stepped into the NFL. He is seventh all-time in passing yards. He's ninth all-time in touchdown passes. And the only thing missing from Matt Ryan's resume is what you just heard.

It's a Super Bowl. Now, do I think all things considered that Matt Ryan is a Hall of Famer given these numbers? Eh, he's in the Hall of Very Good.

Okay? But if you got to look at the modern numbers and the metrics and what have you, I think that Matt Ryan is going to go right into the Hall of Fame. Is he going to be first ballot? No. Is he going to have to wait?

Yes. Matt Ryan even told 33rd team's Ari Mirov, he said the numbers speak for themselves when asked whether or not he was a Hall of Famer. Now, here's a disappointing part. Matt Ryan could not shake the fact, especially after losing the Super Bowl, which by the way, wasn't wholly his fault. He can never shake the fact as he got older that he was not Michael Vick. That Matt Ryan wasn't a new age quarterback who could run. That Matt Ryan was not Lamar Jackson. That Matt Ryan was not young and spry like a Patrick Mahomes. That Matt Ryan was a relic.

And so there was a lot of people who at the end of his time here in Atlanta didn't appreciate him. Well, now you have to suffer. Okay? You have to suffer through poor quarterback play.

You have to suffer through them having to spend money to also bring in another older quarterback in Kirk Cousins and hope that he can quote unquote lead you to the promised land. And so do I think Matt Ryan is going to go into the Hall of Fame? Yes.

Yes, I do. Do I think Matt Ryan, all things considered, is the best of the best of the best of quarterbacks? No, it's just the numbers. But I guess a part of that is longevity.

I guess a part of that is showing up to work. A part of that is his stats. He ain't no Hall of Famer to me, but he's going to go ahead and get in. Hickey, you saw him at his worst with the Colts finishing up his career. Do you think you think he's a Hall of Fame quarterback?

I don't. I think for the Hall of Fame, you truly have to be one of the best of the best. And look, he won an MVP.

And that one year was at 2016. He was absolutely that. Other than that, he's never to me separate himself of being truly one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL for a long, sustained period of time.

I like what you said before. I think he's a Hall of really good. He's a really good quarterback. But a Hall of Fame, you got to cross a threshold that I just don't think he crossed. He was very good for a long time. He was never elite for a long stretch. If he won the Super Bowl, wouldn't you then say he's a Hall of Famer just by winning that championship? I wouldn't just because it still came in that one year, like the year he won the MVP. For example, I don't think Eli Manning's Hall of Famer. Two Super Bowls.

I don't think he's honestly very good. Two good postseason runs. I don't think for me is enough to put you in the Hall of Fame when you've not been elite the rest of your career.

Outside of 2016, there's really not been a time when we have put the E word next to Matt Ryan's name. I just don't think one year is enough. Even if he did, let's say not him, but the team, but a 22-3 lead. For me, it wouldn't still be enough. I think that all things considered, like championships, they speak.

And I think they speak louder than anything else. So that's why, in the case of someone like Eli Manning, I would look at his performances in the postseason. He put the cape on and he became a different quarterback, even though I think for his entire career he pretty much evened out. I think he has the same number of wins and losses in the regular season. Matt Ryan was just always, always, always good.

Very good. He was never in that space of being around with Tom Brady or being in the same vein of a Peyton Manning, even though these guys started their careers almost 10 years before Matt Ryan. But he was never in that space because let's be real, from 2008 all the way up until like, you know, the 20 teens, like Tom Brady was still out there playing at the highest level. Peyton Manning was just slowing down into the mid teens. And then Matt Ryan was never, he was never elite. He was just good. He was very good for a lot of years.

But I agree with you, Hickey. I don't know if being very good for a long time is going to get you into the hall of fame. Now we both don't think he's a hall of fame QB overall. I think he's going to get in. You think he's going to get in? I, I don't.

Wow. I think even though I don't think he should get in, I think Eli will get in. I think Philip Rivers will get in. I would say the voters would still put a little bit of a gap between Eli, Phil, even, you know, if you want to include Roethlisberger in that conversation. Oh, well, Ben got, he got two titles.

He's going in for sure. I mean, like in terms of like quarterback, sorry, I was more grouping them in terms of like their age range, if you will. Like they're right. They all enter the league around the same time versus like Peyton and Brady.

I think those three quarterbacks though, Big Ben, Eli, Phil, I think are viewed a little bit higher than Matt Ryan. So I would say no. I think it's close.

I would say no right now. I would put man. Look, see, here's the thing. Philip Rivers, hall of fame. Like why? Because he played a long ass time too. I think Philip Rivers has a, a worse, I think he got a worse resume or at least call than, than Matt Ryan does. No MVP, no Super Bowl appearance, one AFC title appearance.

And you're not right in terms of accolades, you're not wrong there whatsoever. He just, he's just another guy who played a long ass time. And if he had it his way, he would leave. How many kids he got? You got like 25 kids, right? A lot.

Yeah. Philip Rivers would get up right now and leave his 25 kids in Alabama, 30 kids, however many kids he has, he would get up and leave them to play in the NFL later on this year if he could. I think he's coaching one of his kids or maybe all of them.

I know he's busy, but that's, that's where the bar is right now. Like we just got to let guys in because they play forever. Like, no, no thanks. And I think Deion Sanders said this. He's like, man, we just let anybody into the hall of fame right now. We let everybody in. Like this is, this is the hall of fame.

This is the best of the best of the best, not just the whole of good. And so Matt Ryan, I think he's going to get in. It's going to take a couple of years, a couple of tries. I don't think he's going to be one of these first ballot hall of famers, but he's going to get in and he's going to talk about his MVP. And you know, in a lot of cases when you're a little bit further removed from your career for the folks here in Atlanta, I think there's going to be more of an appreciation. And I think for Matt Ryan, when he's done and he's in Canton and he's getting ready to deliver his speech in Ohio, I think people are going to take a look and just go, oh yeah, he was good. He's good.

But let's also be real. How long is he going to be seventh all time in passing yards? How long is he going to be ninth all time? I give him credit. If there was a hall of very, very, very good, a hall of almost, Matt Ryan would be first ballot.

But for the hall of fame, I wouldn't put him in. He's going to get in though, especially the fact that they let everybody in right now. 855-212-4227. That's 855-212-4227.

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That's 855-212-4227. Matt Ryan, he thinks that he's a hall of famer. And at the same time, I know he didn't get the full respect he deserved here in Atlanta. Speaking of respect, Anthony Davis is going to be playing basketball in about two hours.

Anthony Davis feels that he doesn't get the respect that he deserves. I'm going to explain to you why. The phone lines are open if you want to give me a holler. It's the JR Sport Brief Show here on the Infinity Sports Network. Baseball is back, basketball is heating up, and the NFL Draft is right around the corner. Listen to the latest on the teams you love here on the Odyssey app. The biggest sports radio stations in the country providing unrivaled local coverage of their teams all in one place. Exclusive interviews with players, coaches, and team executives streaming live and always available on demand.

Stay in the know with your favorite teams right here on the Odyssey app. JR wants to hear from you. Call him now at 855-212-4227. Well thank you Alan from Toronto. I know exactly who the hell that was. Thank you so much. 855-212-4227.

That's 855-212-4227. Right before we went to break, we talked about Matt Ryan. Matt Ryan, formerly of the Falcons, one year with the Indianapolis Colts, he announced his retirement. He's going to turn 38 years old in a couple of weeks. Excuse me, he's already 38.

He's going to turn 39 in a few weeks and Matt Ryan has decided to call it a career. After an MVP in 2016, after being an Ironman pretty much since he's been drafted in 2008, this man is seventh all-time in passing yards. He is currently ninth all-time in touchdown passes. You look at the stats, you look at the numbers, he's one of the best.

He is. The numbers say he's one of the best quarterbacks that we've seen. Now is he one of the best or has he been one of the most reliable? Is he one of the best or has he been one of the most durable? And durable? Yes.

Reliable? Yes. Does that mean that he's Hall of Fame worthy because he's been able to compile stats?

I don't think so. But I do say this. I will say this. If Matt Ryan was able to walk away with the Super Bowl in 2016 that we know got away with him, or the Patriots took it away from him, or Shanahan gave it away, or Dan Quinn gave it away, if he was a champion he'd go into the Hall of Fame with no problem. Because I think championships awaited a whole hell of a lot more than anything else when it comes down to getting into the Hall of Fame. Which is why I look at somebody like Eli Manning and I say, Eli Manning put on his cape, he beat the Patriots twice, beat an undefeated team, an all-time team. Eli Manning took his game to another level and he did what people needed to do. Quote-unquote win the big one.

Something that Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys, let's just be real, they haven't been able to do so. And so taking a look at this man, Matt Ryan, do I think do I think he's going to go into the Hall of Fame? Yes.

Do I think he's going to be first ballot? No. Would I put him in personally? No, I wouldn't.

Sorry. I think he's great. I don't think he was valued and appreciated the way that he should have been by Falcon fans, especially more towards the end of his career. But I don't think, all things considered, that he is one of the best of the best of the best. I mean, he had one year he won MVP, but all things considered, people didn't look at him and go, oh, one of the best quarterbacks, one, two, or three.

To me, he was the notch below. Good, reliable, dependable. Does that mean you're going to Hall of Fame?

Eh, not if you're me. 855-212-4227. That's 855-212-4227. I'm going to get your calls in and then I told you about a respect. Matt Ryan didn't always get the respect that he deserves.

Well, Anthony Davis is looking for some respect as well. Let's get to the phone lines. Let's start off with Chris from Wisconsin. Chris, you're on the JR Sport Brief Show here on the Infinity Sports Network.

What's up? Hey, thanks a lot for taking my call. You know, I think that if Matt Ryan gets on TV, he's got a better chance. And my classic example that I see all the time is not a Hall of Famer. If you're going to be a Hall of Famer, you should at least be in the top of your position or in the top three of your position, at least one of your years of your career. And someone that benefited from the TV part of it and being on ESPN and ESPN brought him was Chris Carter. At no point in Chris Carter's career was he had number one, and obviously Jerry Rice was number one receiver during most of his career, but he wasn't even the best receiver in his own division. You had Sterling Sharp. You had Herman Moore. And then for a lot of years, he wasn't even the best receiver on his own team. Randy Moss was that. So if you go down that list in those years, you would have taken Tim Brown before you take Chris Carter.

You'd take Andre Reid before you take this card, you take Sterling Sharp, you take Andre Reisen before you take Chris Carter. They all had better years. Every year, it is career. But if you turn your feet around, then you didn't win a championship. Well, hold on, Chris.

Thank you. I think it's different to look at a wide receiver and then go ahead and take a look at a quarterback. Because Chris Carter, and yes, and we know his career, especially earlier on, we can look at some of his off-the-field issues with drug use as to what maybe slowed him down at the beginning. But the fact that by the time we hit the 90s, that he was able to turn his career around and was a multi-time All-Pro, I got no problem with Chris Carter being in the Hall of Fame.

Listen, there's always going to be a group of quote-unquote individuals who are better or a next step up. Nobody's going to say Chris Carter was Jerry Rice. And towards the end, even on his own team with the triplets, ain't nobody going to confuse him with being Randy Moss. But I'll tell you this, quarterbacks are different. Like I think there's a different criteria when you take a look at QBs. In that case, quarterbacks are the ones who are judged on being elite.

This is real simple. I say this all the time. I look at quarterbacks and I go, there's three categories I put you in. Are you somebody that when the game even starts before the game, am I afraid of you? Am I afraid that you're going to torch me at the beginning, the middle, and end?

Do I want you to have the ball of the two-minute drill? That's the upper echelon, right? You got the middle guys who are just good. They're good enough to keep a job. They're going to win you games. They may lose you games. They're reliable.

They're just there. And then you got the bottom third of quarterbacks who suck. Those are the Zach Wilson's of the world.

The guys who throw the football to the other team. And if I have to look at where somebody like Matt Ryan would kind of fit on that list, Matt Ryan would be in that upper, that upper two thirds of, Hey, he's good. He's reliable, but he ain't in that upper echelon of being elite.

No, it's not an upper echelon, but I think he's more in the middle. And like I said, I think if you get to TV gig, like there's a time in the late nineties and the 2000s on ESPN, you'd think that Sean Salisbury and Trent Dilford were the two greatest quarterbacks in the world. Oh no, Chris, you're stretched. No, no, they do.

They do. No, no, no, no, Chris, I will, I will agree with you here. Being at the forefront and being able to kind of share your opinions and speak every week, visibility is good, but please let's not, you go a little bit too far, Trent Dilford. Well, that's what I'm saying though, but that's the extra credit that they get. And I think that quarterbacks, for quarterbacks, you got to win.

And if you're not winning and you're not winning a championship, then it's great if you pass for a lot of yards, but there's a lot of guys pass for a lot of yards throughout the whole NFL career, really hall of famers, because they didn't win the championship. No, I agree with you there, Chris, and thank you so much for calling for Wisconsin. Appreciate you. No doubt about it. Come on, man.

Everybody knows Trent Dilford was along for the ride. Okay. No human, I get it. Hickey, he was joking, right? He wasn't being serious about that. Uh, I think, I mean, it's a level of maybe, you know, top quarterback, but I think he, he was being serious. Oh, come on. Look being that, that's like me saying Kendrick Perkins is now going to be in, in the basketball hall of fame up in Springfield because Kendrick Perkins says crazy things and he's on television every day. Like I can't do that.

And I get it. Trent Dilford quarterback, Kendrick Perkins, you know, big man center, you know, arm enforcer out there, a little, a little bit different. What did, what did Shaq say last week?

Charles Barkley about him. He called him like a roach, right? I can't be concerned with guys who average five points, right? Is that what he said?

I said a lot of things that I saw, you know, can a hall of famer talk or non hall of famer talk about two hall of famers, you know, Shaq's, uh, one with the quips. Yeah. Yeah. Most, most definitely. But Trent, ain't nobody think about him. Everybody knows he was just, uh, he was whatever he was along for the rod and there's, there's nothing wrong with that.

We got a lot of those people, uh, on planet earth. 8 5 5 2 1 2 42 27. That's 8 5 5 2 1 2 42 27. Let's talk to Mike. Mike is calling from New York. Hey Mike, what's up, man?

You're on the infinity sports network. Okay. How are you doing buddy? I'm amazing.

What's going on with you? Well, I'm amazing also, uh, because, because Wendy rough just got hired, but, uh, other than that, I'm going to talk about four locks for the hall of fame quarterbacks that are in the NFL right now. Aaron Rogers, Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, and Lamar Jackson. Whoa. Whoa. Josh, Josh, Josh Allen is going to end up with the next three out of five Superbowls.

He's going to end up with at least two MVPs in the next five years. Oh my God. All right. Hold on. Hold on for a second, Mike. Hold on. Hold on. Hold on. Oh my God. Hickey, how can he predict the future and then tell us like, how are you going to, it's one thing to say if this is going to happen, Mike, let it happen first. Like let's, let's, let's make this happen. Like, come on, hold on, Mike, since you're so good at predictions, I need you to give me the lottery numbers, not predict dumbass stats and Superbowls with Josh Allen. Okay.

11, 25, 36, 17 and 18. Okay. All right.

All right. Is that going to be more successful than the Buffalo Bills? No, the Bills are going to win three Superbowls in the next five years.

Okay. Why do you feel good about the Buffalo Bills? They going to spread the ball out now, huh?

With no digs? Well, here's, here's the thing that I, that I see. Josh Allen threw a lot more interceptions because he forced the ball to Stefan Diggs because Stefan Diggs cried when he didn't get the ball and Josh Allen wanted to keep him happy.

So he threw the ball towards him even when he was double and triple covered. Okay. That's a fact. Now I've been a football fan and I played, I played division one football. Okay. I was a safety and I was a monster.

All right, Ronnie Lott. But I'm just letting you know, I know the game. I know the game like the back of my hand.

And so you can also predict the future. Well, I'm telling you what, I'm telling you what I see. Lamar Jackson has two MVPs. No, no, no, no. Forget that. We, we know all of that. We know all of that. It's just, it's, it's just, it's wild that you can say these are the men who are certainly going into the hall of fame.

Hold on for three out of the four that you named, right? You're basing it on existing accomplishments, but when it comes to the quarterback in Buffalo and Josh Allen, you're, you're factoring in things that you predict to happen, not things that have taken place already. Tell me something, J.R. Where do you, where do you, where do you put Josh Allen in the NFL? He is by far, listen to me and then you, you talk.

He is by far the most athletic quarterback to ever play the game, to ever play the game. Oh, okay. Mike. All right. Well, on that note, Mike, I'm going to let you go.

And then I want to say thank you. Okay. All righty. All righty then.

Hickey, is there something up there in the water in, in, in Western New York? Wowza. That's a whole lot of confidence for, uh, for, for not a lot of reason to believe and a lot of different things there. Wow. I don't, has he heard of, I don't know, is there a Randall Cunningham?

I don't know. There's Michael Vick. There's some guy named Lamar Jackson.

I'll put it to you this way. Josh Allen is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL right now. Josh Allen, even outside of before and after Stefan Diggs, we can't attribute all of his turnovers to trying to force him to ball. Is he athletic?

Yeah. This man is a bulldozer. He's the most athletic quarterback ever.

Based on what? This is nutty. Well, thank you for calling and thank you for waving the pom poms for, uh, for Josh Allen, who according to the gentleman who just called is a guaranteed hall of Famer. Tell Josh Allen to beat Patrick Mahomes first.

I know one thing for sure. If Patrick Mahomes decided to quit tomorrow, if Patrick Mahomes said, I'm hanging him up, Patrick Mahomes would go into the hall of fame. If Josh Allen quit tomorrow, Josh Allen would just stare at his money. That's it.

There'd be no hall of fame. Let's, let's relax. Put the crystal ball away. And if you want to impress me, maybe those lottery numbers will hit.

Possibly. 855-212-4227. That's 855-212-4227. I'm going to give you an update on Anthony Davis and why he feels that he is not respected and speaking of respect is Deion Sanders losing a little bit of the respect that he has at Colorado. I thought Deion Sanders said he was bringing in Louie Luggage.

It looks like the Louie Luggage is, is leaving Boulder. We're going to talk about that on the other side of the break. JR wants to hear from you. Call him now at 855-212-4227.

It's the JR sport brief show here with you on the infinity sports network. Right before we went to break, we talked about Matt Ryan and he feels he's a hall of famer based on his stats and MVP, longevity, 7th all time in passing yards, 9th all time in touchdown passes. And I think he'll get in. I wouldn't put him in, but I ain't got no votes. So Matt Ryan doesn't have to worry about me contributing and maybe me saying something, sway somebody, but yeah, if I'm changing your mind that you shouldn't have a damn vote in the first place.

Okay. And then we also had a caller who decided to amuse me by telling us all pretty much that Josh Allen is a surefire hall of famer, which I found to be absolutely hilarious and comical. I'm going to get to your calls.

That's 855-212-4227. And then I want to talk to you about someone else who feels that they deserve something. That's Anthony Davis. Doesn't think that he's getting his just due as one of the best defenders in the NBA.

Deion Sanders seems like he got a lot of people walking out of his building in Colorado. And so we have so much more to talk about and we will do so. 855-212-4227. Let's go back to New York and talk to Kevin, who hopefully has a little bit more sense than our last caller. Hey Kevin, how are you?

You're on the Infinity Sports Network. Good evening. How are you? I'm amazing. How are you doing?

I'm doing fine considering I'm living in Poughkeepsie, New York, 400 miles away from Buffalo. I heard the news today about Lindy Ruff taking over as the head coach. I think it's a good hire. In fact, I'm good friends with the organist of the Islanders, Paul Cartier. He takes me back and says that's a great hire for the Sabres. Wow.

Well yeah, he's going back and they said it's not a nostalgia hire, but he's the right man for the job. You know what I think though, my cousin Marge is 83 years old. She's been waiting for a Stanley Cup. She lives up in Chicktawaga. I had an aunt Nora who lives up in Chicktawaga. Is that close to Buffalo? Oh, that's about maybe 20 miles away. Oh, what, west or east? Going towards Rochester? Going towards Rochester, yeah, yeah.

Okay, all right, fine. No, I didn't mean to diverse, but I think it's a great hire for the Buffalo Sabres. They just need to draft well. They need to get somebody to put the puck in the net, and that's what I think. I think Lindy Ruff is a good hire, and I would like to see this before I pass away because I'm 71. I've been following hockey for a long time. I used to work for the Islanders as a substitute public address announcer, and there was no coach better than Al Arbor, and I miss him, and when I went to rack in the rink in Farmingdale out in the island and watched the practice when Al Arbor had the Islanders, and he was tough on those kids, and that's the reason why they won four Stanley Cups in a row.

I would just like to see Buffalo win it before my, uh, what do you call my, uh, before my, uh, uh, before I pass away. Oh, yeah. I'm sorry? No, who you said lived up, Chickawaga? Cousin March. Cousin March. Oh, your cousin, okay. 83 years old. She would like to see one.

I, and before she passes away, and I'd like to do that, too. Well, I would be so happy because I have a family up in Buffalo. They have never won a Stanley Cup.

I would like to see that, too. They gotta be something in the water in western New York. There has to be something in the water down in the New York City area because I think between the New York Jets and the Sabres, I think it's 13 years between both teams that they've, uh, they've seen the playoffs, and so, hey, good luck. Good luck. Nice to talk to you, sir. Have a good night.

Thank you so much, Kevin, for calling from New York. Hey, Hickey, he made more sense than the last guy who wanted to put Josh Allen in the Hall of Fame. He did.

He did, and I appreciate the geography that's been got as well. What, what was the city? Chick, Chick, the who, the what?

I was gonna kick in the, you know what, I don't know. I don't know what that, like, so you gotta tell me cities, man. Why didn't he just say, hey, she lives up in the Buffalo area. I'm like, I know Buffalo. I mean, if I start telling you about towns and, and cities, come on, man.

I can't do that. That's like, we got people listening all over the country. I'm here in Atlanta. If I start telling people about, hey, you know, down in East Point, people gonna go, what, who, what, here? Hickey, you know anything about East Point? Nothing. Yeah, there's nothing to know over there. I mean, get some food, get some brunch, go to the airport. They got a farm. Oh, today's Earth Day.

We didn't even talk about that. Happy birthday, Earth. How old is the Earth? Like eight billion years or something like that?

Something like that. Very old. Eight billion years.

Yeah, let's utilize Google. How old is Earth? Hope for those who are still young, you know, we can't have her going anywhere anytime soon. Oh, I aged Earth by more than half, Earth is four and a half billion years, so not the eight I said. Wow, still under prime. It says the sun. Oh wow, all this stuff happened. Oh, okay. Sun is about 4.6 billion years old. Hmm. Yeah, the Milky Way is older than it all. Milky Way is about 13 billion years.

Really? And then this, huh, interesting. So my understanding is a bunch of stuff exploded, right? And then things started spinning around, and then boom, then you got the sun, right? And then after the sun, some other stuff started spinning around, and then you get all these other marbles, and now here we are, Earth.

Boom. Makes sense, right? Living life on one giant marble.

Why have stress in the world? Yeah, third rock from the sun. Just rocketing around the sun, all just spinning on a rock.

It's spinning on, spinning on a rock. And today's, yeah, happy birthday to the Earth. Did you and New York, did the, our company in New York have the Earth Day stuff? Did you like go plant a tree or something?

To be a bad guy here, bad guy to Earth, and a bad company guy. They did have an activity planned, and I did not even bother to and I did not even bother to really read the email to even find out what they were doing. So forget about not attending.

I didn't even bother reading the email to even know what the activity was in the first place. Why are you going to admit that on the rate? I'm an honest guy, JR. I mean, you asked me a question. I'm not going to lie to you and lie to the audience. You want to know my honest answer?

That email has been in the junk folder for a few weeks now. Oh, man. Well, listen, they went to a farm here in Georgia, and I guess, what do you call this stuff? Renewable something or another, right? Renewable resource?

I don't know. They helped out a farm in East Point, by the way. They helped out a farm. Yeah, it's in East Point.

Nice farm. Yeah, I didn't go. If I was in New York, maybe I'd go, do you know what they even did in New York?

I mean, maybe planted a, I'll try to find the email here and let you know what they did. You know what? If I'm being honest, there's no amount of anything that one person is going to do in one day that's going to fix anything in New York, okay? Nothing.

We're a lost cause up here, which makes the guilt for me go down a lot more, I will say. Let's stop. Let's help tamper down the pollution in New York City.

How do we do that? Well, let's plant a tree one day and call it even. Yeah, I don't know how many trees would help save the pollution in New York, but there you have it. It's Earth Day. Happy birthday to the Earth. Yeah, four and a half billion years old and counting, hopefully. It's the JR Sport Brief Show here with you on the Infinity Sports Network.

Unless the Earth spins into oblivion, I'm going to be back on the other side of the break. We're going to give you an update on the NBA games. We're going to talk about Anthony Davis being a little sad that he's not considered one of the best defenders in the league by his peers.

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