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And you better get on board. Earlier on the show, Fox Sports college football reporter Bruce Feldman, WWE Hall of Famer Bill Goldberg. Still to come, your phone calls, latest news and more. And now, it's Rich Eisen. Our number three of the Rich Eisen Show on the air.
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It is the month of free agency in the NBA. And it has begun today. 844-204-RICH number to dial here on this program. We just hung up with Goldberg. If you missed that conversation with the WWE legend, go to our YouTube page, youtube.com slash Rich Eisen Show. Same thing with that chat we had. Now we're one with Bruce Feldman of the athletic and Fox Sports on the seismic event that took place here.
I should use probably a different word involving Southern California. Huge. Huge. Wow.
Spectacular. Altering the landscape of college athletics. USC and UCLA saying adios to the old Pac-10 turned Pac-12. And they're joining the old Big Ten to give it 16 teams.
Dang. And one thing, I mean, one of the things I'm wondering about is how are we going to schedule this in the Big Ten? You know, there's 16 teams and there's going to be nine conference games? I imagine. Wouldn't you want to have 10? If you're the Big Ten and you're going to have 16, wouldn't you just basically say, let's have 10 games?
And then two at non-conference? I imagine. Let's open it up.
And, you know, I will just say this to my friends here in Southern California. Welcome to some really serious, serious competition. It's been a while. Been a while. Been a while.
Been away a long time. You better bring your shine box when you're showing up because we're showing up. And I will just counsel this to my friends in Westwood as well.
And you need to show up to your stadium. Because the way I've seen the Rose Bowl for UCLA home games the last several years, if that's what you're bringing to the table in 2024, and let's just say your home schedule includes Michigan or Ohio State or Penn State or Wisconsin, just to name four, they're going to turn the Rose Bowl into such a home game, it's going to make Chargers home games look like Lambeau Field. I'm shooting you straight. You're 100 percent dead on, man. I'm shooting you straight. And by the way, I will love every Big Ten game that's played in UCLA starting in 2024 in the Rose Bowl.
And we don't have research. I would love to look up the last time a Big Ten conference game was played in the Rose Bowl. I bet you they were forming the League of Nations when that happened.
I bet you we're talking about pre prohibition. If that might have happened, you know, in a barnstorming way once upon a time, whatever they called the Big Ten back in the day. A conference game. But I would just say, please, every UCLA home game in the Big Ten should start at five o'clock Pacific. Eight Eastern. I understand what that might mean. Put it on, put it on the Big Ten network, if that's what you got to do.
Because there is no place when the sun goes down. And a football game is played like the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, and it will be filled up every time. And my warning shot again to my friends in Westwood, and I've got many of them, is you better get that fan base up and pumped. Because there will be a ton of maize and blue and scarlet and gray and green and white Michigan State out here.
Did I leave them out my bad? Michigan State out here will sell that Rose Bowl out. There will be a whiteout when Penn State shows up here. Penn State will be packed. Iowa travels.
There's a lot of us in Big Ten country. And you don't think these Midwesterners want to go to L.A. for a vacation? Yeah, sure. Sure enough. Late October. November. Let me take a trip to L.A. Make it a four-day weekend.
Oh, it's coming. Go to the coast. Same thing for USC. That's a large coliseum, folks.
That is a large coliseum. And USC fans here are rabid. I've run into them.
I've run into them. I remember when Suzy was covering the team, this is, you know, when Pete Carroll was winning titles, you know, and crushing it. I do remember first moving out here and I thought to myself, yeah, USC, what fans are going to show up here?
USC Notre Dame game, they showed up in the rain, which is the equivalent in your Big Ten regular normal Big Ten neck of the woods, like a snowstorm. It starts raining here in Los Angeles and everyone's like, everyone's hitting Uber Eats. Yeah.
I'm not even going out. It's so weird. It's a fact. But three people did show up in the rain for that. So there are, you know, the USC trophy. But you better show up in that coliseum because Big Ten's coming. Big Ten is coming.
And how about that when I broke it down with Bruce Feldman in hour one? Lincoln Riley leaves Oklahoma and he did not know this was possible. When he signed and he's at his big coming out event, right?
Why would you even think that was possible? He's going to the Big Ten. And that whole conversation from all those Sooner fans was like, he's running from competition, right?
Yep. He's running from competition. Now he's going to find out what it's like to play a real schedule. But the crazy thing is that Lincoln Riley is going to be a Big Ten coach before Brent Venables, his replacement, is an SEC coach. That's how fast this is happening.
That's the crazy thing, too. It's this playing season and next playing season and then off we go. Big Ten season starts. And I just want to know, you know, how are they going to break it up? How are they going to break it up with all 16 teams?
I think, if I'm not mistaken, did they make a rule? Would you look this up, Chris? Because I know you're getting ready for what's more likely.
But can you look this up? I think the Big Ten passed a rule that they're getting rid of their divisions. You know how the Big 12 does it where it's the top two teams makes it? The ACC just announced.
What? That they're getting rid of divisions, too. You've got to finish those sentences quickly because the ACC just announced Miami.
That's the way these sentences get finished these days. Yeah, the Big Ten in May. So the Big Ten is the latest conference to consider. Oh, I don't think they've done it. I don't think they've actually done it.
You know, where the Big Ten championship game could potentially be a rematch of Michigan-Ohio State the next week. Right. They're talking about it.
It hasn't been decided yet. But the ACC just recently announced that they're getting rid of divisions. You know, it could be just like one huge 16-team mosh pit.
Yeah. But if you've got 16 teams in the Big Ten, you've got to start thinking bigger, too. What about four divisions of four? What about that?
You create your own conference. Four of six and suddenly you've got east, west, north, south. Right, correct.
And a winner of the east and a winner of the north and the winner of the south and the winner of the west. Or you've got old school hockey. You've got the Hayes division and the Schembechler division. You know what I'm saying? The Fry division.
Why not? The George Perlis division. Can't piss off my friends at Michigan State. Saban division. But you know what I mean? Because you also have to, UCLA and USC, they must play every November in the same way that Michigan and Ohio State must play every November.
And so you might want to just keep them out there. Maybe you add two more teams from the Pac-12 and that's your western division of the Big Ten. And then you've got a south and you've got, and then you just run it like the NFL.
You've got your division winners, you've got your wildcard winners, and let's have a playoff. Right? One thousand percent. I don't know. Because this is the way, again, I just, I know I'm repeating myself, but screw it. It's the way this is going. It's the way this is going. It is going to be professionalized.
One thousand percent. But headline is USC and UCLA go in a Big Ten country and it's like, oh god, it's malleable. Big Ten countries can come to Los Angeles too. And good seats are currently available in those spots.
You've got two years. Come out to the coast, we'll get together, have a few laughs. I just love that, the beautiful Big Ten landmark of the Santa Monica Pier Ferris wheel. Chris, this is Big Ten country. It is that.
It is that. Okay, let's take some phone calls. We'll do what's more likely next segment.
And then your big ass grab bag is also looming as well. Let's go to, you know, Terzo and I have been hanging on forever. What's up, Terzo? What's going on? Yo, what's up, Ridge, man? I got a lot to get through.
Terzo. Dude, TJ, I love those 11 lows. First and foremost, those are killer, my man. You should have a Jordan deal by now.
As much as you wrap them, you should have a Jordan deal. Well, first, no, excuse me. It starts with the blue Twitter check mark. We have begun the process. Did you provide the information necessary? To Mr. Jerry, yes I did.
Okay, very good. Wait, are you going with TJ Jefferson? No. Or are you sticking with 2Jiggy? Dude, name branding, TJ. Come on. Bro, you don't understand. 2Jiggy is iconic. Say that again, Terzo? You do have to go with your name, TJ.
Like, you do have to go with it. 2G, we like it, but come on. Nah, man, 2Jiggy's iconic. I'm telling you. But only to you.
No, that's not true. TJ, listen. TJ, listen to your legal advice from Terzo.
Gotcha. He's giving you sound legal advice. Listen to your lawyer. See, this is the legal advice that I would tell Lamar Jackson. Get somebody in your corner to get the deal done. Let's just be done with it.
Okay. But first, what we need to get to, though, is let's take apart what happened with Oklahoma City back whenever they had Hardin, KD, and Westbrook. We were all concerned about why Hardin left. And then we wanted to jump and pile on KD for leave. I think Westbrook was the main reason why both of those guys jumped ship. Now, I believe we've seen the same thing with KD to where he's like, I can't trust Kyrie to show up.
I got to leave. And I do believe that that's the whole entire point. I'm fine with them holding the ownership hostage and saying, I'm not going to play. Because Kyrie's already done it. The president's been set. I don't know.
I would counsel just waiting and seeing, counselor. I don't know. We're just reading into Kyrie comes back and Durant says, see you anyway. Maybe both of them are like, screw this place.
And together, there'll be a package deal somewhere. You can't predict anything anymore or read into anyone's situations anymore. Certainly, when it comes to the NBA, Terzo. 100%. I completely agree with you.
But I think KD, if he wants to go play with another player that's going to have that same conviction of wanting to win, I think that there are two point guards, and you've named the one of Miami, and we know how bad Jimmy Butler wants it. I still think that if I'm him, I want to go up to Portland, blade those trails, and play with Dave Willard. Thanks for the call, Terzo.
Appreciate it. I don't know. Phoenix looks like a pretty damn good spot, too. And they have the ability to give the Nets what they want. That's part of this equation, too, is you have to present a package that the Nets will accept, too. Yeah, it's just a matter of, the Nets want Aitken.
It just comes down to that, really. Let's not forget, the Nets have a signed contract from Kevin Durant. For four more years. Yes. Which, by the way, makes Durant that much more valuable, too. You get four years of control unless he just decides to employ the, enact the just cause clause. I don't want to play anyone just cause.
Just cause. If you know, there's one guy in the league who's not going to sit out, Durant wants to play ball. Yeah, he loves basketball too much. Let's go to Jeff here in LA, Big Ten Country.
Welcome to Big Ten Country, Jeff. What's going on, Rich? How you doing? What's going on? You know what? I can't believe the last time I talked to you, we were discussing Tara locally going to Sizzler.
Oh, remember that, yes, terrific. But you know what, Jeff, exactly what you're talking about right now in the scheduling, that's really, as an SC guy, why I'm so excited of this. Now, a lot of it predicates on USC getting back and Lincoln Riley taking them, but, I mean, how many Saturdays would we be sitting there, 730 at night, against Wazoo and the Coliseum and it was the most boring thing ever to watch SC beat them 56 to nothing, right? So now you're telling me we get to watch potentially Wisconsin, Penn State, the Michigan Wolverines, the Ohio State Buckeyes come in and go across country?
I mean, that's the most exciting thing that I'm for. And I mean, 2008, I remember Ohio State came out here the second game of the year, right? Coliseum was 93,000 strong, right? And just the pageantry, everything between both schools, that's great.
Well, you just brought up an interesting point, Jeff, because USC and UCLA has got to go on the road as well. How many hand warmer cozies does USC and UCLA have in their equipment room right now? How many ski caps do they have? How many, you know, what do they got there?
How much long underwear do they have there right now? Because that's coming, pal. That's coming.
That's coming. I was thinking about that exact and I am, I won't lie, Rich, I'm a little worried about that as far as, because we all know that SC hasn't been able to run the ball for the past 10 years now and hopefully Lincoln is watching what's going on because there is a little game that happened, what, last November up at the big house where a little run and gun Ohio State decided they wanted to do that in the snow flurries. And how did that work for them against your Wolverines?
Amen. If I'm not mistaken, Ohio State's quarterback from Rancho Cucaboga, California. He put those hands in those hand warmers quite a bit in the snow and under the slate gray Ann Arbor skies.
Thanks for the call, Jeff. I don't know. You know it. You know, Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan State, Iowa, Michigan, keep going, right?
Maryland Rutgers, Nebraska, Illinois, Iowa, name them, name them all, Minnesota, all of them when they get UCLA, USC in their house, Wisconsin late October, early November, hey, guess what? They want a noon start, noon. You fly on out here from the West Coast, three hours behind in your heads.
Let's go noon and it's 20 degrees. How does that taste? Terrible.
LA, kiddos. Not good. It's common. Terrible.
Like eating a plant-based rib or something. But obviously they're not going to sit there and say, they're not going to sit there and say, we're going to make this incredibly lucrative and one would think relevance ceiling maneuver based on that. How quickly did these big 10 presidents sign off on this?
Like a half a second? You know why too? Because they're in a TV negotiation now. In the same way, all of these quarterbacks in the NFL that were negotiating their contracts with their teams, the minute Deshaun Watson signed his deal, they're like, yeah, all of the stuff we've been talking about, new ball game. So every single conversation that the big 10s had with any television partner about their next television deal from any point from yesterday morning backwards, it's like whole new ball game folks. So why don't we rip up that number and that contact? We're starting from scratch. How does the two teams, popular teams, incredibly popular teams, internationally known teams, UCLA and basketball, USC and basketball as well has definitely performed very well lately.
But in football, how about we add those two teams from the number two media market? Oh, that's another zero here. Some would think, turn the machines back on. They had their Duke brothers moment. Turn the machines back on in terms of negotiating. Oh yeah.
So that was probably the presidents and chancellors saying, oh, got it. Good. Yeah. I vote yes. Where are we going next?
Oh, is that the end of the zoom? See it. Take a break. What's more likely TJ's big ass grab bag.
What's your back grab bag about a TJ? What's in the bag? Well, thanks for covering me there. Uh, we're going to a little Frank Sinatra.
No, that's not Frank Sinatra. Uh, regrets. I'm going to talk about regrets. My way regrets.
He's had a few. Yeah. But I didn't think anyone would pick up on that. So I won't say I have a regret, but I took a look at something twice and I said, maybe something could be better. Worst tease ever. Yeah. It was bad.
Well, Jason threw me off with a 10 second. I have, I have regrets asking you. You probably shouldn't have let me know, you know, before you put it on me, this is your time to take a break and we get together guys, put it together.
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Okay. What do we have? One minute ago, the Pac-12 board met this morning and authorized the conference to explore all expansion options.
The 10 university presidents and chancellors were made committed to a shared mission of academic and athletic excellence. You know, that reminds me, have you ever seen Life of Brian? You ever see that Monty Python movie?
No. There's a council of Hebrews. I don't think there are many Hebrews in Monty Python, so they're not technically allowed to make that joke, but they're Monty Python, so they can.
You know how Hebrews and people of my faith and religion like to talk about stuff and things weren't going well for this council? And so John Cleese stands up and goes, right, this is calls for immediate discussion. That's what it sounds like with the Pac-12.
I think they're scrambling. This calls for immediate discussion. You know what we will do? This is how our response is. We will sit down and we are going to talk about it. Here's what we're going to do. We are surrounded with problems.
Lots of things are falling apart around us. We need to set up a zoom, set up a zoom, and we need to talk. We're going to explore all expansion options. Who wants in? At this point, just merge with the Mountain West. Who wants in?
UNLV, Utah State, San Diego State, San Jose State, Boise, line them up. It's like that recently divorced dad who's like out of shape, hasn't gotten out there in a while, hitting the bars and going, who wants a piece of this? Anybody?
Who wants some of this? They need Ryan Gosling to shape them up. That's right. That's right. Love that.
David Lingard cuckold in me. Yes. I love that movie. It's so good. They need that. What are those?
Those are my new balance. He's like, all right, what's more likely? Okay, everybody hit it. Hit it. What's more likely?
What? What's more likely? Never say never, but never. All right.
Go for it. By the way, Mike Tomlin could have been a Big Ten coach and he said, never say never whatever. I don't want a piece of that. That's true. Mike Tomlin could have been a Big Ten coach. Mike, you could have been a Big Ten coach, but instead you wouldn't listen to USC. Wow. Never say never, but never. That's what he said.
By the way, and USC probably said the same thing about joining the Big Ten. Until yesterday. What do you got over there? All right. We were talking yesterday about Joe Burrow. We love Joe Burrow. Bengals fans, we saw you in our mentions.
We appreciate you as well. He's been to one Super Bowl. You know who else has been to one Super Bowl? Aaron Rodgers. Who's more likely to make the Super Bowl this year? Joe Burrow or Aaron Rodgers? I'll go with the guy who made it last year.
I'll go Joe Burrow. Did Jamar Chase go to the Vegas Raiders? No.
Okay. I don't think so. Did the Packers hit their one glaring weakness in free agency over and over again?
Not that I know of. Drafted a guy. I didn't stutter. The Bengals in back-to-back Super Bowls, not very likely. More likely to make the Super Bowl this year.
I will take the Cincinnati Bengals over the Green Bay Packers. How about that? I'm going to keep doubling and tripling and quadrupling down on this. I might still take the bills when it's all said and done anyway, but that's my right.
And I've got two more months to figure this thing out. Bills are good. How about this one? Yes. Two teams that are going to have new- By the way, outstanding start. Thank you.
You're welcome. I thought of that one at like 10 o'clock at night. Oh, I thought you meant 10 minutes ago. Two teams starting new quarterbacks this year. Okay. More likely to make the playoffs. 49ers. Yeah, I knew you'd go there. Broncos. Oh, good one, Chris.
I'll go 49ers. They almost made the Super Bowl last year, right? Yeah, but not with that guy.
I understand. Everybody's like, that guy, this guy, he hasn't played in a while. That guy's not ready. This guy's not ready. Dude, I cannot wait to see Trey Lance come out of the box in Chicago, Illinois in week one, man.
I cannot wait for that. Soldier Field, week one, San Francisco at Chicago. You got their schedule. Can we do this, please? Niner schedule? Let's do this. Niner schedule. Niner schedule. No, no, no. I'm not doing win-loss.
Not doing win-loss. You still got a whole month of July, please. All right. Let's pace yourself. Marathon. We're marathoning. We're not sprinting. That's fair.
That's fair. What's more likely? We've got a decision here in week number three, don't we? They're at Denver. They're at Denver right off the bat. Again, Russ can't quit the NFC West.
He just can't, and nor they he. I think they might even, they're going to start 2-0 at Chicago, home for Seattle. I think you're right. They might go to Denver and win that one too, because they are good. Deebo's not going anywhere. He'll be out there. He could get off to a very nice start in San Francisco at Carolina, at Atlanta, weeks five and six. Again, you're fraught with danger to assume last year's result being a harbinger of this year's abilities in Carolina and Atlanta. I think first six weeks, if they're four and two, that's best case scenario.
Okay, great. Best case. But that guy, Trey Lance, hasn't played in a while. They're going to stink.
They've got Jimmy G around, Jimmy G with half a torso. He's around just in case Trey has Trey Lance stinking insurance. That's not happening.
And I still need to see what's going on with Russ in Denver, and there will have to be some sort of pains that they go through to get on the same page. So what? What are you laughing at? Trey Lance stinking insurance.
That's pretty funny. Okay. All right.
Let's talk more quarterbacks here. By the way, I'm talking myself into Denver not being amounting to what everybody else thinks. By the way, big time you are. I know that.
And I might wind up having a lot of Bronco orange egg on my face entirely possible. Big time. Bronco's fans not happy with that. It's okay.
I still love them as a franchise, an organization, and a coach, and a quarterback. It's all good. Elway. What else?
All right. Mike McCoy, OC in Jacksonville. Trevor Lawrence is making quicker decisions, guys. That's what Robert Salas said about Zach Wilson. But Zach Wilson, a little erratic with his accuracy in OTA.
You're going to go what's more likely here? Who's more likely to make the biggest second year leap? Zach Wilson, Trevor Lawrence. I'll go Trevor Lawrence. I will go Trevor Lawrence. You know why?
Not Urban Myra or else. Yes. Yes. Peterson. I'm going to go out and say Trevor Lawrence last year was, in the long run and in the end, unevaluable.
Could not... You can't even evaluate him. That's how dreadful it was there last year. It was not great. I've been around this game a while, Chris. Fortunate enough to say, you know, next year it'll be my 20th anniversary of being an NFL Network. Been around. What are we doing for that? Don't remember. I don't know.
We got a cake. All right. I don't remember any coach of a rookie quarterback taking their star running back out of the game and having the quarterback go up to him in the fourth quarter and say, where is the guy? We're going to put him back in? Oh, yeah. I forgot. We'll put him back in. Oh, yeah. We'll put him back in.
Because you asked. That's just one of the things. So I'll go Trevor Lawrence in that alone. In that alone. But I reserve Zach Wilson having now a much better scene around him talent-wise and protection-wise.
Let's see how that one goes. I'm assuming Makai Becton, God bless, will not play just one half of football this fall. What else you got over there, Chris?
All right. More rookie quarterbacks. More rookie quarterbacks. More rookie quarterbacks.
More rookie quarterback to start a game first. Pick it. Let's go. Pick it.
Yeah, I'm going the other way. Let's go Matt Corral, Malik Willis. I'll go none. Zero.
Neither of those guys start a game this year? Full Blarteski. Correct. I think that's unlikely.
Full Blue Tarski. Interesting. Oh, yeah, man. Certainly, if Carolina's got the first and third overall picks of the 2018 draft on their team.
Oh, you still think they get bigger? Matt Corral. Matt Corral. Matt Corral. I mean, something serious would have to happen there.
Something serious would have to happen there. And the Titans' depth chart, let me just check just to make sure I understand what's happening right here. Tannehill. Malik Willis is second, I guess. Yeah.
Okay. I'd go Willis over... I'd go Willis is more likely. But that said, I think neither of them start a game this year. Wow.
And went off the board for 50, to use the Joker's Wild phrase. What else you got over there, Chris? Okay. How about this? More likely to have a top two pick again next year, Jags or Lions?
Oh, man, you're so wrong for giving this. I guess you just gotta take the Lions. I'll just take the Lions. You just went neither on the last one, you could go neither here. I'll go neither. I'll go neither. I think they'll both be improved enough. Okay.
I think they'll both be improved enough, but if I have to say what's more likely, I'd say the Lions. All right. Yes.
Who could be in the top two? Oh, my God. Can I have a glass half full to start July? Can I possibly do that? What, do you want to go Seattle? I didn't say that. Houston?
I didn't say that. Is that what you want to do? Is that what you want to hear from me?
I want to go Seattle, actually. How about this? I got a better one for you. Here's a better one. Positivity to end this. Thank you. All right.
I want to play an upbeat record. Each of these two teams won nine games last year. Each of these two teams won nine games last year. Who's more likely to get to 10 or more in the NFC, Eagles or Saints? Eagles. Eagles.
Nobody's talking about them. T.J. Jefferson knows the one people talk about. Jaylen hurts this.
Jaylen hurts that. Oh, my gosh. They got it all set up. Table's wired there in Philadelphia.
All they got to do is just hit the point, bro. That's it. Table's wired. Okay, Cowboy fan, who are you tweeting over there? Who are you tweeting over there? Who are you texting? Whose hip are you hitting right now in the middle of what's more likely? I'm doing something on Instagram right now. Very good.
It's a multitasker over there. Eagles. Eagles. E-A-G-L-E-S. Eagles.
What's more likely? My number two team on the top five teams that people are not talking about nearly enough under the radar screen because this is Cowboys, this is Cowboys, that. Washington Dustups. We've got the Daniel Jones, new coach there in New York City.
Kayvon Thibodeau, all that business. Those are the bright, shiny objects. Nobody's talking about the Philadelphia Eagles. I am. There you go, baby.
They probably like that. What's more likely? Well done, Chris. Do you think we need one more? Oh. Okay. All right. We'll get one more.
All right, George. These two teams won nine games a year ago. What's the AFC team to get to 10 or more Chargers or Colts? I'll go Chargers. I'll go Los Angeles Chargers. That's where I'm going to go. I like this.
I like the additions. Kahlil, back up front. J.C. Jackson in the back. Come on now.
Herbert doing his business. The Colts are nice, though. I know the Colts are nice. The Colts could have made that list of teams that people aren't talking about enough.
No, nobody's talking about the Colts. I need to see what Matt Ryan looks like in that. I think he's going to look great. I think they're going to be sneaky. You do think they're going to be sneaky good? I think they're going to look great.
They're going to look great? They can run the ball. They got a nasty O-line.
Who do they start with? I'm beginning to start looking at the schedule more. I've been looking at the schedule a little more.
I'm now reaching for the schedule more. It's July. It's TJ and I's birthday month. It's July.
The Colts started Houston and then at Jacksonville. Oh. That's two and oh. Feeding the old bottom. That's two and oh.
Feeding the bottom. Then they got their home opener against Kansas City. Then Tennessee. Oh boy. Let's stop that. Let's stop that. Oh, they're done with Jacksonville after six weeks.
What are they doing? That's two. And they're done with Tennessee after seven weeks? Geez, they played four of their six division games in the first seven weeks. That's it, bro. That's their season? Right? Essentially. Wow. I mean, three of the last four they can win. What?
At Minnesota, home for the Chargers, at the Chargers. You know what, man? Everybody looks at schedules.
I know. They're just looking. Everyone looks at schedules.
Who's the one who came on this show and said, you know, if you looked at your schedule and you saw Cincinnati on your schedule in December and you looked at your schedule in July and like Cincinnati's going to be in December, that's a win. And they became the hottest team in the NFL. You wanted no piece of them.
And burrow. That's what I'm saying. You see Giants Texans to end the year. You're like, okay. All right. Let's take a break here on The Rich Guys Show. TJ Jefferson will help play us out here on July 1st, 844-204-richnumber.com if you want to have a phone call as well. TJ Jefferson's top five regrets on something.
All right. Stay tuned for what the something is next. Back here on The Rich Eyes Show getting set to head off to the 4th of July weekend. We are going to be off next week on our Peacock feed. We will have a radio show for everybody every single day between 12 and 3 Eastern time. And then after that, I will be off the following week after that, it'll be a Ben Lyons week here on this program. He was kind enough to sit in for me last year when I was going on vacation before doing Tokyo Gold for Peacock, our friends at Peacock.
And then I got, what's the word for it, COVID. I'm feeling great now and I'm heading out. Susan and I are heading out the door while the kids are in camp. Have a great time, man. Thank you. Greatly appreciate it.
TJ Jefferson. Yes, sir. Do you want to set up your bag here or what do you want to do? Just get right to it?
That's what I need. Yeah. Just let us get to it. You know what? I mean, the funniest thing about this bag is the awkwardness when the bag starts because I don't have like a drop.
So it's always very awkward to see like if Mike's going to play this or Jason's going to play this or what's going to happen. So let's just start to drop and let's go in that bag. What you got in that bag?
All right. Like we always do it this time. Kaboom.
Guess who stepped in the room? TJ's here. Listen, guys, I did the all time goat list over the last few days and I think I had fun with it. I just kind of enjoyed it for the most part. And I think social media was, you know, pretty much on board with it. And they were you know, they were happy with the majority of the T.J.
It was great. It wasn't easy for you to do not reading the comments, but no, no, I like I have to read the comments just to see maybe if I was off somewhere. So as I reached into the big ass grab bag this week, I decided that I would present you guys with T.J.'s top five goat mulligans. And when I say the mulligans, I'm pretty happy with the list that I concocted. But you know, taking a second look at it, maybe I let my heart override my head and some pics. And you know what? I picked five that I'm like, all right, I will accept that maybe I was wrong with these and maybe change them on the on the list.
All right. So coming in at number five, we're going to go Houston Oilers. Now, I had Bruce Matthews there. I still say he's very, very worthy of being that pick. You know, 19 year veteran offensive line, one of the greatest alignment of all time. But I have to give a nod and I can understand if old schoolers fans wanted this in there to Earl Campbell, like we mentioned him. But Earl Campbell, for, you know, five years, four or five years, was so dominant and holding the ball there. It looks like he's about to throw it.
It's a low for bread like that. Never had more jerseys torn off their body than Earl Campbell. Seriously. He's the king of angry. So, yeah.
So angry runs for conference. Rich, Chris, Jason, I can't admit that maybe, you know, I could have gone another way with that. I like the Bruce Matthews.
I get to it. You know, I'm a man of the people and I was listening to him come to the number four, the Chargers. I had with Danny and Tomlinson. I was pretty secure in that pick.
But on second thought, maybe it could have or should have been Junior Seau. Just judging from some of the charges I heard from, you know, Chris, you say don't read the comments. Most of the comments were pleasant.
You know, of course, there are a few that tell me I'm stupid, but for the most part, they were encouraging. I was kind of sorry. Yeah. I knew that was your burner. Yeah. Junior Seau would be the guy who if I had to maybe make a choice, I'd throw him in there.
Coming at number three, Rich, you really sold me on this one. I said Aaron Rodgers was the greatest Packer of all time. You kind of gave me your thoughts.
And I kind of have to agree. If you look at just the history and what the Packers mean to the league, maybe it should have been Bart Starr as the the GOAT Packer. So I'm saying it's just like how many people on their resumes can say I was the first ever MVP of the Super Bowl. Oh, and then I was the first ever back to back MVP of the Super Bowls. And there were only two Super Bowls allowing me to do that. And I did it. Yeah. So I you know, I can look at the list and go, maybe I should have had Bart Starr.
And then there were some wins before that, too. A few. Yeah. So that's what it was.
Rich, maybe deep down the side. Yes, it iced your heart. Yeah. All right.
Coming at number two, I like Frozen. I could admit that I probably did get this one wrong. I was trying to show respect to a member of the team who really helped start their culture and gave them their motto and led them to a Super Bowl.
But judging from the amount of comments that I got, maybe I got this one wrong. So I'm going to say Carolina Panthers at two. Maybe it should have been Steve Smith Sr. Like I said, he was my pick until right before we went on air and I switched it. So I listened to the people, you know, I took a double look and like I said, I picked the Sam Mills with my heart. Sam Mills passed away early, you know, and so that was maybe a hard pick, guys. So I can admit that Steve Smith Sr. probably should have had that good spot. And then coming at number one, this one, you know, this guy could have been in two different spots. And I left him out and I didn't mean to. Like I said, I was trying to think of what the fan base would want.
Sometimes you can't do that. Since this is my list, I got to really go with my heart. And I got to say Reggie White, with all due respect to Brian Dawkins, could have been the greatest eagle. Maybe should have his stats certainly back it up. So, you know, Ten Eagles fans are upset out there. You know, I can understand maybe I missed this one and maybe I'll go with the minister of defense there, the legendary Reggie White at number one.
One big, huge ass grab bag of mea culpa from T.J. Jefferson right over there. OK. You know, like I said, I'm pretty secure in most of the picks, but I can't admit that there were a few that you were thinking of taking Joe Namath down off the board. I wanted to take Joe Namath off, but then realistically, you can't really. You could have put Reavis.
I could have put maybe Curtis Martin, maybe Don Maynard, but it had to be Joe Willie. So. So it's July one, July one, July first, Yankees have a twelve and a half game lead over the Boston Red Sox. How about a what's more likely? When I come back into this chair, OK, it'll be the Monday of All-Star weekend.
Great. Of All-Star week. What's the lead at? What's more likely, single digits? Or over 15? You're not going to keep playing this hot.
You're not going to keep playing 75. I will just tell you this, Chris, I'll tell you this. I'll tell you this. We got two series coming up. No, actually, we've got we've just got the let me make sure here it's two series, seven games. Yeah.
Seven games between the Yankees and Red Sox between now and then. And Chris, they'll be back. No, who cares? Who cares?
Seriously? That's all I was hoping for, fantasy wise. He stunk.
For nothing. Dude, how many how many how many years does he rip up Paul Tuckett and then he comes back to the majors and he he rips up Paul Tuckett like he ripped up his old White Sox jersey that one time. I mean, I think you've forgotten how good Chris Sale is. Dude, I had Chris Sale stashed on my bench all last year because of exactly what you're talking about. Then he came back. He was mediocre last year. You and I both know it. Last year he was injured. I know. So what is he this year? He's twenty nine and twelve the previous two years in Boston. What about now?
Well, we're going to see if you're saying, OK, he missed twenty twenty four injury last year was five and one. I'll take the over. Wow. Yeah. Are we going to put a sports drink on it?
Sure. Yanks have Yanks also have two against Pittsburgh and two against Cincinnati. Oh, wait. Way to beat up on the.
I don't know. That's the schedule. You play the same people as we do. Dennis Dodd from CBS, three against Cincinnati, said that sources are telling him Oregon and Washington have been told by the Big Ten that it is standing pat for now, waiting on a decision by Notre Dame. Huh? Notre Dame's on the clock, huh? What is it, we know Notre Dame first to give you 17 teams.
I don't understand that. But in the two of Washington and Oregon on ice for the moment, we're waiting on Notre Dame first. Amen. Notre Dame is currently, as you know, associated with the ACC right now. They're playing a lot of their games as ACC, right?
They were a big time. When I was in school, they were they were a virtual Big Ten team. They played Michigan. They played Michigan State. They played Purdue.
I mean, sometimes Indiana. It makes sense for them to join the Big Ten. The problem for Notre Dame is in joining the Big Ten, and I say this with all earnest sincerity, the problem for Notre Dame when joining the Big Ten is they won't be able to duck Michigan like they currently are. That'll be a tough thing. You can't duck a team that's in your conference.
You're going to have to play them. You can't just say, no, no, no, we'll play you 13 years from now, when the other team says, let's do it. You know, we used to start the year with Notre Dame, every year. And they did it, I think, a couple of times in recent memory. And then Michigan is like, let's play some more.
No, no, no, no, no. So they can't duck Michigan anymore. That'll be that'll be a problem. It makes sense. It makes absolute sense for Notre Dame to join the Big Ten. They are right in the heart of Big Ten country, or what we've used to know it as right now, the heart of Big Ten country is in fact, the state of Wyoming, Eastern Wyoming. Can somebody find out what in fact is the most centermost location between Los Angeles and Rutgers? If you could draw a line from one to the other, where it would land, would it be Nebraska?
Would it be Lincoln? I don't know. Yeah. Yeah, probably.
Wow. Hey, Phil Knight, thanks for that swoosh on all our jerseys. But you're gonna have to wait your turn. We're talking to Notre Dame first.
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