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REShow: Justin Hartley - Hour 3

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July 19, 2022 3:13 pm

Rich reacts to Nick Saban’s SEC media day press conference and explains how NIL and conference realignment are paving the way for major changes to big-time college football. 

Actor Justin Hartley joins Rich in-studio and reveals how his new avila alcohol company came about because of case of mistaken identity, why he misses ‘This Is Us’ already, and says how his ‘Price Is Right’ experience compares to TJ’s failed Showcase Showdown.

Rich explains why MLB should adopt its home run derby tie-break All-Star Game policy for regular season extra-innings games instead of the current “ghost runner” on 2nd base rule.

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With two words. Live from the Rich Eisen Show studio in Los Angeles. Juan Soto is your 2022 Home Run Derby Champion. The Rich Eisen Show. Clayton Kershaw starting the all-star game.

I am just so excited I get to do it here at Dodger Stadium. Earlier on the show, ESPN Baseball host Carl Ravitch, Sidney and Taylor Scott, still to come. Actor Justin Hartley.

Plus, your phone calls, latest news and more. And now, it's Rich Eisen. Rich Eisen, our number three everybody. Yes, I started an hour of the Rich Eisen Show by saying my name. It's Rich Eisen, yes it is. Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together for Rich Eisen. Oh no, hey, look outside, the latter guy's back.

Get the money in the bank, get the money in the bank. Actually, you know what it is? What is happening? You know what it is? Is every entrance on this campus funneled through right behind my window?

Lately, yes. I'll tell you what it is. See, it kind of makes a big L here behind you. That is a big storage closet.

You know what, I don't care about that old storage closet. What's happening? And everyone's wearing Day-Glo.

There he is, he's got a cart. It's like the Benny Hill Show behind me. There's more activity in the last three weeks out there than there's been in the last two and a half years.

And it's all between the hours of 9 and 12 Pacific. They put that ladder down. Seriously. The other thing is too, we never open up the blinds anymore so they can't see in to know that we're on team. Yeah, no, they got their own jobs to do. I mean, I've been trying to get the blinds raised for like two years now.

TJ, put the ladder up, get the money in the bank. We can do it, we can do it. It just blows the, you know, we're backlit. And that was the royal way, not you, you're not backlit, I'm backlit. Anyway, welcome to Hour 3.

Sorry. Justin Hartley's about to join us. We haven't seen him in a long time. Where's he been? Wrapping up This Is Us. Creating his own little new drink.

He's pretty busy. We got alcohol. We're going to talk alcohol. Ice cream and tequila. Oh my gosh. We just had ice cream with Stuart Scott's daughters on what would have been his 57th birthday.

Taylor and Sydney just left the studio. If you missed that, and Carl Ravitch. How great was he in Hour 1 talking about the all-star home run derby last night. The Juan Soto sweepstakes window is officially open.

Officially open. And we strolled down memory lane about Stuart and the killer, Craig Kilborn. That was fun.

If you missed it, slash Rich Eisen Show for all of that. You're going to hear in a lot of places that professional football is back because training camps have opened. No, baby. Two yesterday, Raiders-Bills. I got the check marks here today. Got it.

Yes, sir. There's a bunch today. Rookies for the Atlanta Falcons. Welcome to the National Football League. Rookies for the Baltimore Ravens. Our friend Kyle Hamilton.

Pickleball champion. He's showing up for work today. Los Angeles Chargers just up the road. Yay. We're down the road. It's down.

It's down. Welcome to Los Angeles Chargers rookies. Same for Dolphins rookies. New England. Hey, New England rookies. New England rookies.

All right. That guy that nobody thought that Belichick would draft. The whole strange. Yes.

He's going to be a Hall of Famer. Never heard of him. Dr.

Strange. New Orleans Saints rookies, Jets and Giants. Hey. Right across the street from each other. It's kind of like a Sharks and Jets. East Rutherford and Florham Park, New Jersey. There you go.

Right next to my home. There you go. You're going to hear a lot.

That's the signal. 10 NFL. There's 32 teams. One-third, almost one-third of this here league opened for business and training camps. That's the signal that professional football has began, except for the fact that professional football came back a couple days earlier when the SEC held its media week opener.

Professional football. Pay no attention to those books and teachers and dirty looks or whatever that old school phrase used to be. No more teachers. No more books. No more dirt, I don't know. Somebody looking at you dirty. Hot for teacher. That's a different idea. A tan.

My angel is a centerfold. No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers, dirty looks, a lot. Pay no attention to school presidents and pass fail and classes and curriculum. Nuh-uh. Nuh-uh. Professional football has arrived at the collegiate level, folks. The NIL, by the way, it was one year ago earlier this month, right? It's not one year in, what, 19 days old?

NIL was July 1, 2021. Everybody's just like, college football's changed and like, okay, let's see how it plays out. Oh yeah. Yeah, it's different. Oh yeah.

Oh yeah. Totally different landscape now, folks. And the organization, and you know I'm a Big Ten guy, through and through, the Southeastern Conference, that's the leader, that is the one that has Alabama and Georgia within it, that is the spot that fired the shot across the Big 12 bow. The ones that got Oklahoma and Texas to come to it, and now Big Ten countries come to Los Angeles, California, USC, and UCLA. Part of the Big Ten. Rumor has it, Big Ten was looking at USC and Notre Dame. Notre Dame is just still playing coy.

I don't know what their gambit is, I have no idea. They're gonna have to join. They're waiting to see how it all plays out. They'll join it. They'll join it, and it is whatever finally comes to fruition for a college football playoff. And Greg Sankey, the commissioner of the SEC, was leading that conversation last year, when he was saying, 16 teams, eight champions of conferences, and then eight at large. And that's when the Pac-12 and the ACC and the Big Ten got together and formed an alliance. Remember that alliance?

That's not so much of an alliance anymore, is it? And Sankey's kinda like, all right, well, you know, extended my hand to all y'all outside of the SEC. Now, as he said in his media day conversation, now he's saying, well, we're gonna go back to the drawing board, I guess, in the college football playoff idea.

Not into the at large concept anymore. We think it should just be the best teams, that's it. When we're at large, best teams within what? How about a Super League with the SEC, and a Super League with the Big Ten. Now you're gonna end up having, what, 32 teams out of that.

Is there another, Chris, just I'm asking, is there another professional football outlet, an organization that plays football and pays its players, that has 32 teams within it? Oh. I can't think.

I'm racking my brain. So all of that is now the backdrop. All of that's now the backdrop for what happens next.

Well, we know it's the 2022 playing season. That's what happens next. And Greg Sankey said this week, when he was asked if the SEC, if Super Leagues are coming, he said, we're already Super League. He said the words.

Now what? Well, now let's hear from Nick Saban, since he is the modern day Bear Bryant, or he's now the all time great maybe in the history of this sport at this level. Way back in the day when there was no such name as name, image, and likeness. And as you know, the last time we heard Nick Saban on the subject of name, image, and likeness is it was in a local conversation that got picked up nationally because he said Texas A&M had essentially paid its players to create the number one recruiting class this year. And that set off a whole hoo-ha between him and Jimbo Fisher. A lot of people thought this is Nick basically saying to the people and the business folk in front of him, hey, step it up. Because if we're not number one in NIL, we might not be number one in recruiting. And then suddenly we may not be number one in the AP and the coaches poll or in whatever seating for a college football playoff or winning the college football playoff. Well, it sounds like Nick has a different approach now in talking about the NIL.

This is what he had to say on the subject matter today. Yeah, well, I don't dislike name, image, and likeness. I'm all for the players. I want players to do well. Our players did extremely well last year.

They made over $3 million in name, image, and likeness. So I'm all for the players being able to do as well as they can and use their name, image, and likeness to create value. The biggest concern is how does this impact and affect recruiting? Because on the recruiting trail right now, there's a lot of people using this as inducements to go to their school by making promises as to whether they may or may not be able to keep in terms of what players are doing. And I think that that is what can create a competitive balance issue between the haves and the have nots. And we're one of the haves. So don't think that what I'm saying is a concern that we have in Alabama because we're one of the haves. But everybody in college football cannot do these things relative to how they raise money in a collective or whatever and how they distribute money to players.

So those are the concerns that I have in terms of how do we place guidelines around this so that we can maintain a competitive balance. I love it. It's gone from... I love it. I love this guy, man.

I love him. It's gone from, hey, we got a problem here, then I L. We're in a conference competing against a team that just paid all of its players, to, hey, we're good with this. Do you know how much our guy's made? Three million bucks.

Alabama's players made three million bucks, which is great. And we're one of the haves. We're one of the haves. I'm concerned about the have nots. Last time we heard about it, it made it sound like he was one of the have nots. Right. Well, we're on the verge of a have not.

We're a have. And I think this is a brilliant approach by him. Brilliant approach by him.

Brilliant. And anybody who's sitting here and thinking that Alabama's got a problem, and this may be the end of like, it's going to level the playing field of Alabama. You know who's going to make sure the playing field for Alabama is tilted in Alabama's favor? Nick Saban.

He's going to walk into somebody's living room, and if somebody's like, I can get more money from school X, school Y, school Z, if I'm Nick, I'll be like, great. Is Nick Saban coaching that team? Because I'm Nick Saban. Anybody needs to remind of who I am, Google my name. Ask about me.

Ask around about me and what I can do and where players go from here and how much they make in the NFL. This is a much better approach for Nick Saban to take publicly than the one that he did a couple of weeks ago. Big time, big time. And certainly since he's not potentially offending any of his colleagues. So of course, Jimbo Fisher was brought up to him. This is what he had to say.

Go for it. First of all, I have no issues or problems with Jimbo. He's done a great job at A&M, he did a great job for us. I always take criticisms or whatever in a positive way to self-assess me personally in terms of maybe there is something that I could do better. So any comments that anybody makes, you or any coach, I always take into consideration.

But there is no issues or problems. So he's better. He's a better person for all of it.

Better person for all of it. That's great. I just love how he is centered between the SAC logo and the Alabama logo.

The branding just means more there as you know. So let me just remind everyone where this is going. Nick Saban wants guardrails. Everybody wants the guardrails. You gotta have guardrails.

You gotta have guardrails. Initially he wanted the guardrails so Alabama wouldn't become the have-nots. He is now saying, we're have.

He's concerned about the have-nots. Guess how long that hand wringing is going to last. It's already stopped.

Because what's going to happen is the guardrails that Nick wants and that everyone else wants. You hearing Lane Kiffin talk about there should be a salary cap right again. This is professional football. It's all going in that way where they're going to figure out how much players could be paid.

How much not. Players are going to wind up pushing back about a union. I'm sure coaches are going to be very upset about that. School presidents won't be terribly happy about it. But it's coming. It's going to happen.

And how is that going to work Rich? Because there's going to be a small amount of teams that take their footballs and create their own league. And you better get in while the getting's good.

You better have Sankey on speed dial. You better have the Big Ten and its member schools on speed dial. Because those are the teams. Those are the organizations that are already creating theirs. And so you're just going to have a small consortium. It's 32. You want to have 32? You want to have 48? You want to have 64? Fine. Do that.

Figure it out. You're going to have 48 like the Big Ten consortium and the SEC consortium and the ACC consortium and the Big 12 and the Pac-12 that already apparently talked it out and said they couldn't figure it out. Those will have their own consortiums. You'll have a champion within those spots. And those four will play it off.

How's that sound? That's just one idea just off the top of my head. And then within those consortiums you're going to have name image and likeness rules. And that's how they're going to be. And the NCAA is going to be like, well, what about us?

And they'll be like, who, who, new phone, who dis? This is the way it's going. Telling you all this is the way it's going. And I think, by the way, Nick, whoever you sat down with, wherever Alabama sat down with Nick, brilliant new approach from the NIAI. Brilliant. Do you know how much money my guys made?

A lot of money. We're Alabama. I'm Nick Saban. We're a have. So we're good.

Great approach. No more talking about anybody else or what they're doing or and other other places are incentivizing players to come as an inducement. That's not supposed to be the case, but we're have. So we're good. That's the that's the handling it.

We're not talking about sliced bread and Jimbo Fisher coming out with guns blazing sale. Say hello to my little friend. Press conferences. Thank you. He's OK. No. You know, can you believe that happened? That happened. No, I can't. OK. I believe everything that happens nowadays.

OK. Eight four four two oh four rich number to dial here on the Rich Eisen show. We've got ourselves a conversation with Justin Hartley. He is here. Look at him. Can't wait to have him come out here and make my two shot very difficult.

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Our friend Justin Hartley is here to discuss your partnership. So it's Revel Spirits. Is that what it is?

Yeah, Revel. It's a villa. What do we have here? What do we have here? We've got three beautiful. Yeah, we've got a Blanco. We've got a Reposado. We've got a High Proof Eniejo.

This is the big daddy right here. You have that one? Yeah.

By the way, that was my nickname in high school was High Proof. Was it? Yeah. There you go. You can have it. High Proof Eniejo.

Eniejo. Yeah. So we're doing, we're introducing. By the way, beautiful packaging. Thank you very much. Thank you. Whole new spirit.

So it's a villa. It's basically tequila. Okay. Mescal. We take some of the processes by which they make both of those. We marry the two, triple distilled, and we make it in Morelos, Mexico. Why'd you get involved in this? What attracted you? I got involved. So I've always been interested in the distilling, and I used to brew my own beer, but like for real. Really?

Stainless steel. I did the whole thing. I was a total nut. Was this in college or something like that? No, it was after college. When I was a full adult, man. Listen. You work hard, you play hard, right? Yeah, sure.

Yeah, yeah. So anyway, that kind of went by the wayside, and I've always been interested in this, and I met a guy while I was wine tasting, oddly enough, and this man comes up to me, and he starts talking to me. He's thrilled to be talking to me. I just assumed, I think maybe he watches This Is Us, and then he starts talking about dinner that we had a couple weeks ago or something, and I'm thinking to myself, I've never met this guy.

I don't know. He's a very nice man. Yes, he is. But I've never met him. He walks away. I go over to my friends, and I go, guys, do we know that dude? A really nice man just came over, and they all look over, and they're like, no. We don't know who that is. And I look back over at him, and he's with his friends now, and he looks back over at me, and you can see he was embarrassed for some reason.

Comes back over to me, and he goes, I'm so sorry, man. I thought you were someone else. I don't know who you are.

I've never seen the show. My friends told me who you were. I'm so sorry. And we started talking. I was like, it's quite all right. He ends up being a really fantastic guy, hilarious, and we exchanged numbers. And he's like, I'm in the, you know. This is how you got involved in this? So we sit down, and we're talking, and I had a couple of ideas for him. And he liked the ideas, and a couple of different directions, and he liked that, and we formed this partnership.

So now we're co-owners. Yeah. Wow.

Get over here. Yeah, plus I have dirt on him. Blackmail. Okay. I said, no, I'm kidding.

No, I'm kidding. Have you ever determined who he thought you were? Have you ever asked him that question? He thought I was a friend of his named Conrad. I've also never met Conrad. Have you ever met anybody named Conrad? I've never met a Conrad in my life, but he better be tall and handsome.

You know what I mean? If he looks like a thumb, I'm going to be like, you thought I was Conrad? Really?

I'm Conrad? Oh, my God. That's awesome. Yeah. So my friend Micah and I have this venture together. We're very proud of it.

If you get a chance to try it, I mean, it really is the best agave spirit on the planet. Okay. Yeah.

It's wonderful, wonderful stuff. Okay. Otherwise I wouldn't be involved in it. No, of course not. is where you can get more information on all of this. That is an amazing story, so this wouldn't have happened if he didn't think you were Conrad. No. So we have Conrad to thank, I guess. I'm going to get a phone call from Conrad wanting a piece now, won't I? Conrad can go pound sand, just in our belief. We don't know who Conrad is at all.

We don't know who Conrad is. I'm sure he's a fine man. That is unbelievable. Yeah. So my issue, and I'll share, tequila has always been a night ender for me.

I can't even have it during the day. I mean, it just came off a two-week vacation in Italy. Yeah.

I was a day drinker for two weeks. I was in Italy. Oh, really? Yeah, yeah. Oh, we could have run into... Did you run into Conrad? Yeah. He's probably here right now, actually.

He's probably watching. So, I mean, I did a little bit of day drinking on vacation. That's okay, you're on vacation. But I can't have that, so this is different, right? This is different.

Yeah, it's clean. There's three ingredients. We don't add sugar. We don't add vanilla. We don't add anything. It's purely what the soil gives you, which is beautiful.

It's virgin soil. Okay. Yeah. All right. Fantastic.

And again, everybody could check it out at We'll talk a little bit more about it here with Justin Hartley on the program. Do you miss This Is Us? Do you miss doing it? Or it was just so long, you've been doing it. Do I miss it?

There was really long days, hard work. Do you miss it at all? Or no, not really? I miss the... Look, that's a tricky question because... Sorry about that.

No, no, it's okay. I don't want to say I don't miss it because it seemed like it's not as... Rewarding? It wasn't as big of a part of my life as it was. It was a massive part of my life.

It changed everything for me, honestly. I miss the people. I miss the people. I miss Kevin. I miss playing the character, I guess. Do I miss the show? We did so much on that show that I'm so proud of.

We touched so many topics, hot topics, topics that are relevant, depression, sexuality, addiction, divorce, death, everything you can imagine. So I feel like, I don't know if I miss it, but I'm just so proud of it. And I look at it as something that I accomplished from beginning to end. And now you can just kind of look at it and go, wow, that was really amazing. I'm kind of just enjoying my life right now, honestly. That's great. It's amazing. Do you have a proud moment, a moment for your character, for your show, or that you look back and go, okay, that's the touch point. That's the touchstone.

That's what I... I'm proud of, I think everybody, when we started the show, everyone was so talented and just really great at what they were doing. And if you look at where everyone went, and these are really talented world-class actors. And if you look at where we ended up, six years is a grind. I enjoy going to work every single day.

I love these people. And from the beginning until the very end, everyone gave their all. There were no days off. There was not one moment where you look, it was like a team, right? And you go, hey, we might've lost that game, but there wasn't one moment where someone took their eye off the ball. Mistakes happen for sure. But the effort was there from beginning to end.

No one waned, never. So I'm proud of that overall. And then just the journey of the character. I love the way Dan Fogelman wrote this character where he's going through all this turmoil. And so often, this will happen on TV. And then by the end of the episode or by the end of the season, that character's fine and back to normal and everything's great. He didn't do that with Kevin, which I think that's more like what you go through in real life.

There's not always a happy ending right around the corner. And so for years, he was going through this thing and then he relapsed and he'd go through it again, which is life. And I appreciated that. And as you know, I'm friends with Ryan Leaf.

Ryan Leaf was amazing. Came into the writer's room and just spilled. The guy's incredible. Well, I know, I mean, he sits in this chair quite frequently and he's got a few dates coming up in August.

He's great at that, too. Yeah, yeah, yeah. He came to the writer's room, huh?

Yeah. And sat down and gave his story, which he didn't have to do any of that. He's not repaying him, he just did that out of the kindness of his own heart and for his love of the show.

And I'll never forget that, he was amazing. Have you run into anybody who just shares their story with you because it has mirrored all the... Tons. Yeah, it's amazing to me every time I leave my house. No kidding. Yeah. And I love it. I bet.

I'm not a therapist at all, but I certainly can look at someone and listen to their story and help them in that way, I guess. But it's nice. It's pretty amazing. You set out to do what you want in life and for me it was be an actor and it was so... It's not going to happen, but I'm going to try and then it happens and you're like, wow, this is happening.

And then you get a show like This Is Us. I never in a million years thought that I would be part of something that was that special to so many people. So... How'd you get it?

Yeah, I miss it. How'd you get it? How'd you get it?

How'd you get it? Did you... I auditioned. That's just that simple.

I auditioned and my friend Michael Rady calls me and says, have you read this Dan Fogelman pilot? Yeah. And I said, yeah, I got it. It's called Pitch.

It's the baseball one. He goes, no, there's another one. I don't... He goes, I think... Do you know him? I don't know of him. And he goes, I think he wrote you in the show.

You have to read this. So he sent me the script. My friend Michael Rady is an actor. He was going out for... Or he got the script somehow. And I go in and I'm flipping through the script and I see and it's Jack, right? And I'm looking at the... I'm like, oh my God, I'm Jack.

He does know me. I'm Jack. And then I flipped like three or four or five more pages and I go, oh, I'm Kevin. Oh crap. I got to get my...

Together. Because I'm Kevin. And I was laughing, but I was also like, wow, is this... I mean, is that what people... Oh, wow. So then I went in and I auditioned and it was this really long, sad monologue that I turned funny.

I thought it was funny. And they liked what I did. And the rest is history. The rest is history. Justin Hartley here on The Rich Eisen Show. Okay. You have something in common with my friend TJ Jefferson, who is to your right over there.

You have both participated on The Price is Right. Is that true? Yes, it is. Yes, it is. Yes. Yes, I love that. Okay.

He's got his name tag right there. How did you wind up on The Price is Right? What happened here?

What is this? I got asked by the head guy at CBS if I would come in. And they do a primetime...

Version? Show. Primetime version. Primetime version. Look how beautiful she is.

That's why my life is so great right now, honestly. It's not Drew Carey making his Jeff Bridges turn? No, it's the sun that rises and sets in her earlobes. She's incredible. That woman is... I mean, and honestly, find a woman like that that is funny, speaks five languages, talented actress. She's like a stunt woman as well. She's interested in so many things. Sometimes she talks about things, and I'm like, I got to look that word up. I don't even know what that word is. I don't even know what you're talking about, but I love listening to you, you know?

Yeah, sure. So the two of you went on The Price is Right? We went on The Price is Right. They do a charity thing, which is really nice. So I have this charity, Operation Therapy, where we provide service animals to vets with PTS, and it really does help. It saves lives. And so we have this place in Montana, and we get these dogs to these vets. That's so awesome.

So we raised, and I wish I had the number off the top of my head, but it's 100 and something thousand dollars we raised for the charity, and that goes a long way. Of course it does. And it's also fun. What a beautiful idea.

If you ever get a chance to do it... The Price is Right? Yeah. Well, look.

It's awesome. Years ago, The Price reached out to the NFL, because CBS had the Super Bowl, and they wanted to promote it, because who's going to watch the Super Bowl without a promotion? No, that's true. Well, you've got to tell me what the Super Bowl is later. Exactly.

Like, the Super what? I keep saying it. But I didn't care. I wasn't pushing back. They reached out, and they said, would you...

They reached out to the NFL, would you provide a couple people from the NFL to come on and be part of a show, not as a contestant, but to give away a showcase. And I said, under one condition. I have to give away a brand new car. Yes. That's it. Okay? You don't want to show up in a dinette. No. You know what I mean? That ain't happening.

Nobody wants that. And I have to say... Car. Boat.

I have to say the words, brand new car. That's right. Okay? It's very rare do I make demands. Yeah.

So that's what happened. You demanded it. Of course. Of course. So I gave away cash and prizes.

That's great. I wish I would be a contestant on it. TJ was a contestant on it. I was. Were you a legit contestant? Big time. Legit?

Well... No. How do you name that? That's legit.

Well, what pricing game did you play with your wife? So we, what they did was we helped all the contestants. We didn't play for them. And whenever we helped them win, whenever they won, we got cash equivalent for charity. For charity. Yeah. Nice. So two things. One thing.

Yeah. First, I wish you could have been there, you and your wife, to help TJ. Okay. Secondly, I'm glad you weren't there to help TJ because the charity would have come away with exactly nothing. Wow.

Really? Hold on. I'm sorry. No, no, no. You want to come away with a popcorn machine? We can't use that.

A ping pong table. Hold on. Hold on. We got to ask him the question. A Harley Davidson.

Two Harley Davidsons. Hold on. Hold on. So you want to play the pricing game with him? Yeah.

I'm pretty good. Okay. TJ. Let TJ have it. TJ.

Since he went through it. Now let's say, Justin, that these clowns that you work with want to try to knock you because you won, you made it on the Price is Right during the quarantine. Right. So you had to... Oh, no, no. Stop. I got to set it. I'm like Biggie telling a rap. I got to set the story up for Justin.

Okay. So finally, hundreds of thousands of people, Justin, and you get on. You pass a Zoom interview.

Hundreds of thousands of people now. You get onto the Price is Right. You actually make it onto the show and you get to the finals, right? You get to the showcase showdown.

So you did some, right? What was the show? What was the pricing game? When did it go the other way? I mean... Oh, it never really did. Okay.

No, it did. The minute he walked out on stage... Hold on a second. Hold on a second.

I'm sure, Hoskins, you have the photographs ready, if you don't mind. The minute he gets on stage, the minute his name is called to come on down. Yeah. I got hyped. Because, Justin, here's the deal. He tries to entertain. He wants you to be hyped when they come in. Yeah, I know. You try to entertain.

You didn't fuck us on the pricing games. So what did I do? I did a little... If you watch wrestling, you know, Scott Hall, Razor Ramone.

I did a little Razor Ramone walk and then I hit up Michael Jackson moonwalk. At this point, the entire studio... There it is. Right there, Justin. Right there.

This is how it comes out. Oh. Hey, listen. The shoe game...

The shoe game is on point. Thank you, John. I appreciate you for that. Round of applause for that.

Yeah. So I get to the final... I spin the wheel, Justin. I've got to go first. I've got to wait for two other people to go over. So I get to this Showcase Showdown. The girl has the first bid. She passes it to me.

How much would you bid for two Harley-Davidson motorcycles? That was it? That was all it was? What else? Well, there was a trip to Florida... Oh, jeez.

That's right, by the way. Hold on. The whole thing. And one of those big telescopes, like... A big telescope. A big telescope. A big telescope. A big telescope. A big telescope. A trip to Florida. A trip to Florida. Okay.

A fair and a hotel stand. Okay. For like a week? For how long? How long was this?

You know, I don't remember. Well, let's just say it's a week. Let's just say it's a week.

Let's just say it's a week. How long would you bid on that? I would have bid like $74,000. Okay. Well, Justin, I bid... Oh my gosh. $42,000. Okay. Do you know what the bid for two Harley-Davidson was? No. They were $8,000 each?

$8,000 a piece. I would have lost. I would have gone over.

Because everybody on Earth would have lost. There it is right there. You went over. You went over. Yeah. That's all I have to say. It's fine. Yeah.

How are you not on a t-shirt yet? You just said $75,000, right? I was thinking... Yeah, I would have been... That's what I mean. That's what I thought.

I would have gone over. You never would have guessed $8,000. You never would have thought two Harley-Davidson's were $8,000. $15,000 each?

You think that's what I said. You can get a Harley for $8,000? Yes.

Apparently these ones own the price. This is a small guy cruiser, not souped up. Yeah.

I think if you and your lovely wife had eyeballed it, you might have been able to help him out. You know what I'm saying? Because right now you're thinking of like, you know, probably like E.G.

Ryder. You know what I mean? Nah, nah, nah. No, no, no. These were not... Small guy cruiser. This is like a step up from a bicycle.

This is like a step up essentially. Got it. Oh, wow.

Easy for these guys to say after the point. Well, what's weird, what's weird is we, we helped, we helped a couple, well, we helped all the couples. Uh-huh. It was a Valentine's Day episode.

It was really cool, actually. Of course. So everyone's a couple that comes on.

We helped this couple, and we steered them in the wrong direction because they were actually... You could just talk to the camera out once you'd have to turn around and mess up your shot for me. It was actually two electric bikes. Oh, wow. Oh! They are expensive. I had no idea.

I had no idea. And we, we went way over. They were really expensive. Yeah. I thought, I forget what they were. They were ridiculously priced. Anyway, we, we lost that for them. See, the problem was, his ultimate problem was the pricing game that got him to the Showcase Showdown, and then the ultimate, the ultimate was called Master Key, and it's a very rare pricing game.

I was told on Twitter that it's in the bottom third of all games ever played on it. Very rare pricing game. Sorry, that was his, that was his problem. You got kind of screwed there. The, the, the Price is Right gods dealt him a very difficult hand, but there are five keys. There are five keys, and if you get, if you get a pricing game correct within the pricing game, you get to choose a key. He got one pricing game correct, and he chose a key. He made the big mistake of not looking, like, again, too much entertainment. He tried, he covered his eyes, but it's a key. You know, like, I was having fun, Justin. Everybody knows, you take the middle key.

Everybody knows. Well, it's hard to, when you're covering your eyes and your back's turned to it, I couldn't really tell which key was the middle. Yeah, I think you could've helped him. I could've helped, maybe. I would've gone over, though.

You would've gone over. I think so. Thanks, Justin. I'm gonna Photoshop you into that picture next. Yeah. No, don't do me any favors, man. Come on. What a blast, though, to be there.

I mean, the colors are, I mean, the sets and colors. I used to work, actually, it's at CBS Studios there, right by the Grove. And across the hallway, they shoot Young and the Restless, which I was on several years ago. And so we would see, you know, treadmills, boats, I mean, that's crazy. A putting green, you know, all kinds of stuff, a little miniature, I mean, I would be like, this is crazy. It's a little miniature moped.

All the stuff they've got going in and out of there. Yeah, and you have a great scene. You nail your lines. It's really dramatic, and you hear a yodeler in the background climbing up the mountain. Listen, this actually happens. So there's a scene where you could be like, you know, it's a quiet scene. And all of a sudden, you just hear the audience just erupt, and you're like, this is the best we can do?

You can't close the soundstage door. I mean, this is, and then of course, the rapid fire of soaps, they're like, I think we got it. I'm like, I don't think we got it. And they're like, we got it.

No, you just don't care, and you have to move on. You don't got it. I'm telling you. You don't got it. Yeah, because they're right.

Both the beautiful and young are right next to each other. That's right. That's right. Exactly. Yeah, that's right. Oh, my gosh. They do so many, they do- Everything there.

Bill Maher's show is in the same stage as Price is Right. Yeah. It just, they turn it over. I just remember walking around the backstage there, and you see all the pricing games are just jammed in there, and you know, and that's where they keep them. And I looked, I saw the Plinko board, and I'm like, that's iconic.

I dropped the Plinko thing when I was in the back here one time. Justin, you need a ping pong table by chance to do it. I do.

Do you have one? Oh, really? You don't say. My wife and I were just talking about how much we love ping pong.

Well, you tell Sophia you might have the hookup. Here's what we need. Let's take the ping pong table and sell it for charity, and we'll give the money to this beautiful charity. That'd be great. Where dogs help- That'd be great. Those with PTSD. It's a beautiful idea.

Yeah, Operation Therapy. Congratulations on that. Thank you.

Yeah, I know. We're really proud of it. Let's do it. Let's do it.

Let's do it. He's just, he won't, where is it right now, TJ? It's still in my living room.

It's too heavy to move, is it? It's still in the box. Yeah, I know. Bob, really? Justin, it got delivered by two cats who were both like 6'4", 320, and they were sweating like it was 100 out. Yeah, yeah.

Barker's non-beauties dropped him off. What's The Knoll Diary? What's that about? Oh, it's a movie that I did with Charles Shire, who was directed Father of the Bride, and he's back at it. I think the last thing he directed maybe was Alfie, and so I got to work with him. He is a, the guy's an icon. He's also, he's got more energy than anyone I've ever met in my life, and he's been doing this for so long.

He's such a great director. Anyway, the story, it comes out on Netflix, I think in November, I believe, and it's basically without giving too much away, I hope I don't get in trouble here because I don't know what I'm supposed to talk about, but it follows this guy, I play this character who's an author, and he's doing a book signing. He finally comes back home from a book signing tour, and he gets some news about his family that he's estranged from, and like I said, without giving too much away, it sends him on this journey to try to discover these things that are missing in his life and how it's related to his family and his past and his relationship with his mom and his dad and all of that. And in doing so, he also has a partner with him, this woman who is trying to find someone. So they go on this journey together, literally cross-country journey together, try to plug in these holes where their lives are lacking, and they end up kind of connecting in a very special way. So a lot of things get found out about, he finds out a lot about himself, what he's capable of, his shortcomings. It's a really great, it's a really great story, moving, and also fun. You know, there's some comedy in there as well. Coming to Netflix later this year, the original title was The Conrad Diary, but that's what's called a callback. Yeah.

That's a callback. The Conrad, we were actually going to change the name to The Conrad Diary. The No Old Diary, check it out on Netflix later this year. Everybody should go to to check out the new Avila from Justin Hartley, and you're the man. Come back any time, brother.

Oh, thank you very much. I love being here. A lot of fun. Love being here. Thanks for joining us on the program.

Follow him. We'll be back to kind of preview tonight's contest. There's a photograph once again, an updated photograph. There it is. Look at that. That happened quick. Price is right. That happened quick.

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But please use that slash of the slash Rich Radio. Fun stuff with Justin Hartley right there on our program. So tonight, I'm rooting for a tie. Yeah. Yeah, absolutely. Hang on a second.

Tonight, I'm rooting for a tie. Right? Yeah, 100%.

Right? Of course. It's not the last tie in the All-Star Game.

It was the last All-Star Game I covered for ESPN. No bueno. Awful. A tie. Wow. Yeah, that was not good.

It was brutal. Not a good tie. The folks at baseball have come up with an idea. Hey, if there's a tie, three players in the American League, three players in the National League, let's have a home run derby. Boom.

And that's the way all she wrote. And I heard this and I thought to myself, you know what? That's better than the stupid ass ghost runner that's being used in baseball right now. The ghost runner's not great. I think this. In baseball, if you want to have the ghost runner in a 10th inning, do that for what? One inning? I would say two innings. Maybe start it at the 12th maybe. Two innings.

If you want to do that. Oh, so like 10 and 11? You know how hockey does it? Hockey does it where they have a mini, they have a miniature over time. Four on four and then they go three on three. Which doesn't look just at all like the regular because they take two players off the ice. It's three on three. Right.

And then after that, shootout. Baseball. Love this.

Love it. Ghost runner for two innings. If it's tied after that, home run derby. I know I sound stupid.

I know I sound stupid. It's just not baseball. I don't think it's baseball either, but neither is the ghost runner. It's stupid. Yeah. I hate it.

And you know what? I would hate it if I'm a reliever. That's an earned run. You didn't put the runner on. You just come in in the 10th inning. That runner scores. It's an earned run against you and at a loss. You could basically come in and get three outs. Don't give up a hit.

Don't put anybody on. And it's an earned run against you and a loss. It's ridiculous.

So, while we're endeavoring in the ridiculous, let's go totally ridiculous. Home run derby. But then you've got to set up, like Manfred's whole thing is speed up the game.

Let's get it over with. Speed up the game. You know what needs to be speeded up? The actual home run derby needs to be speeded up. It shouldn't take three hours for that thing last night.

Once a year. Who cares? It's too long. Do you guys know who the players are who will do the derby? Yeah. They've already announced them, right? Yeah. I didn't know if you knew who their names were. Do you have them? Yeah.

Of course. We've got Pete Alonso of the Mets. We've got Kyle Schwerber of the Phillies. And we have Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Braves for the National League. The American League, Dusty Baker selected Julio Rodriguez, obviously. Ty France and Kyle Tucker of the Astros. Advantage AL.

Ty France also. Do you think? The guys aren't tired. I mean, Julio Rodriguez, he probably could do it all day long. He's 21. He could just run it back.

That's a good point. Schwerber and Alonso looked pretty gassed last night. Let's get a tie game, people. Let's get a tie game.

We've got to get a tie game on purpose, right? Like, ninth inning, we're down one, you've got to groove one to somebody. Cookie?

Send a cookie? Like Chanho Park. Let Chanho Park run to Kyle Ripken?

Right down the middle. We'll put Dave Roberts at third base and he'll get hit by a bat, too. Dodger manager.

Coach at third base. Fun show today. Thanks for joining us. Justin Hartley. I want to thank Carl Ravitch and, of course, Stuart Scott's beautiful, smart, successful daughters, Taylor and Sydney Scott.

We're back to wrap things up on Peacock in a sec. For the real story behind some of wrestling's biggest moments, it's something to wrestle with Bruce Prichard and Conrad Thompson, too. All-time Hogan opponents, Macho Man's got to be in the conversation. Where's Andre for you? I've always said Andre was number one. Wow. Because even going back before Hulk Hogan was a babyface, Hulk and Andre were able to go in and headline at the New Orleans Superdome, at Shea Stadium in Japan. Wherever they went, that was an attraction. Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard. Listen wherever you get your podcasts.
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