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REShow: Mike Singletary/Akbar Gbajabiamila - Hour 2 (6-3-2022)

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June 3, 2022 4:15 pm

Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Singletary tells Rich how RB legend Walter Payton pranked him big time at his first trip to the Pro Bowl, says why the Bears’ defense will keep them in games this year, how his ’85 Monsters of the Midway Bears would handle a mouthy Aaron Rodgers, and says what makes Aaron Donald so special.

‘American Ninja Warrior’ host Akbar Gbajabiamila joins Rich in-studio to discuss the shows 14th season and which athletes and celebrities we’d like to see on the show, the Tommy Pham-Joc Pederson fantasy football slap heard ‘round the world, and Aaron Donald signing with Kanye West’s Donda Sports.

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There's nothing to panic about. This isn't over by a long shot. The Rich Eisen Show. Earlier on the show, Basketball Hall of Famer Gary Payton. Coming up, host of NBC's American Ninja Warrior Akbar Bajabiamila, Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Singletary, plus Jazz Forward Wancho Hernandez-Gomez. And now, it's Rich Eisen. Our number two, the Rich Eisen Show is on the air. And our number one, we talk to Gary Payton, Basketball Hall of Famer, 75th anniversary all-time teammate of Michael Jordan's.

We talked about that with him, his Last Dance famous meme-making moment on an iPad. Of course, we talked about his son not playing in Game 1. He seemed mystified by that, saying you dress him, you don't play him. But he's not the coach or the training staff is what he said. Obviously, there is some concern in Warrior Nation based on a shocking comeback of a win by the Celtics in Golden State last night in San Francisco.

A 40-point fourth quarter, an avalanche and a blizzard of threes that was so shocking, it's led to the first ever instance in the damn near eight-year history of this program of Chris Brockman spending a commercial break between hours one and two searching for an Al Horford jersey online. I don't think we've ever thought we'd ever say that or that would be possible, Chris. Confirmed?

Confirmed. There are times when we think he's not listening to us and then we'll come back from a break and they're out there what we were just talking about. Well, I mean, I'm a professional listener and broadcaster and I focus on things and I think about what am I going to say, how am I going to say it, what are we going to do for the show.

You know, Mike Singletary who's going to call in in hour three is about to call in right now. I've got things going on. There's lots of vectors, TJ. But I can handle those vectors.

Obviously. That's what I'm saying. I understand. Thank you. Thank you, Jay. Appreciate that, Jay. No problem.

Well done, Jay Felley. Thank you. That was fun because I was looking. But I'm trying to find the ones that we're now with the finals patch and the patch for Sam Jones. Oh, OK. And the updated sponsor.

You're probably going to have to wait until after. I know. Al Horford Jersey shopping. Four words I never thought I would say about Chris Brockman.

26 in game one of the NBA finals and him waiting his entire career to get to that moment and then him making the most of that moment. Pretty cool, man. Great to see.

I watched an hour of postgame yesterday, too, on NBA TV. Yeah. Derek White joined the crew.

A shack was there with Gran Hill or guys. Yeah. Matt Weiner. And he was wearing a Beatles sweatshirt.

Oh. And Matt Weiner goes, do you know who the Beatles are? Or was that just like a gift? And he was like, well, my mom got it for me. And I was like, why? And she gave this explanation.

And they're like, OK, OK, OK. All you need is love. 844-204-rich number to dial. Akbar Bajan-Biumila of American Ninja Warrior fame. Also NFL Network Fantasy Live back in the day fame. Yeah, buddy.

Right? He's going to be joining us here on this program and in studio in about 20 minutes time. And Juancho Hernan-Gomez of the Utah Jazz, but now the star, the Ray Allen, if you will, of the new basketball movie that Sandler has put together with LeBron James and Maverick Carter on Netflix called Hustle. He is the star of this movie. He'll be here in studio hour number three. And he was on the Celtics when they sucked this year. That's one way to put it.

So he should have some insight as to what was going on there and what would you know, you know, Yudoka was trying to lay down and the tracks that eventually got put together and this train is still running. So that's an hour number three later on in this hour, TJ's big ass grab bag, his top five, your top five sports beefs, beefs, man, what's beef? I mean, outside of the Tommy Fam, John Peterson or that's part of your top five. I mean, look, it's probably top. It's got to be. Oh, so it is included. I mean, let's be honest. It has to be. That's what I said.

OK, good. It was amazing. We're still talking about it. It has to be. It is inspirational.

All right, we'll give it we'll do something we never did. It's number five on the list. It's in there. Let's just put it's a it's a conversation starter to say the least. Absolutely. Very good. Thank you. I'd like to give a press conference this week about it. Well, actually, again, the sorry to answer questions. In all honesty, the press conference was scheduled in New York because he's going to Philadelphia next where, by the way, the Phillies just fired their manager and Joe Girardi just in time for the favorite son to come back and Mike Trout.

But the Angels are I mean, they're they're they're in a tailspin right now. But Trout was going to be meeting with the media. A lot of Philadelphia media apparently came up to chat with him about that. And after that got scheduled, Tommy Fam let it loose that he was the commissioner of this league.

And I think that most of the questions he fielded were on that subject matter. At any rate, joining us on the Mercedes Benz Vans phone line right now is a pro football hall of fame. We spoke about this event that the Pro Football Hall of Fame is going to hold on Father's Day weekend with Anthony Munoz last week. And now a fellow 1998 Pro Football Hall of Fame recant class member is on the phone line right now. He is Chicago Bears great Mike. How are you doing, Mike? I cannot complain, I'm blessed. Fantastic.

I love it. Where have we found you? Where are you today?

Mike? What's going on? I'm in Chicago today. Ah. Okay. I'm running around in Chicago.

I got meetings about changing our perspective. So it's all good. Okay. How far can you walk down the street in Chicago before being recognized? Mike?

How many blocks can you make it usually? You know what? I don't do a whole lot of walking in Chicago. Okay. To be honest. But, you know, people are very nice and very kind, you know, when I check into a hotel, when I get into an Uber or whatever it is that I'm doing, there's always someone saying, hey, Mike, how you doing, man? That's always, as a matter of fact, yesterday, for the first time, I've always wanted to meet him. I was standing outside waiting for the limo and Frank Thomas came up.

Oh. Hey, Mike, how you doing? Hey, Frank, how you doing, man? It was great to see him. It was my first time meeting him. I have always wanted to.

Wow. A Singletary Big Hurt Summit that comes out of the blue. I mean, that's, that's, that's, I mean, where's Sandberg, right? I mean, you got to get Sandberg in there and Jordan. You got to get Jordan in there and then you might have the full set right there. Mike?

That was very cool. You ever meet Jordan? Mike Singletary? The two Mikes ever meet? You know what?

I have never met him. Huh. Okay. We got to get that done.

We got to get something like that close to done. And so what, what are you asked most about, about your football days, Mike, when, when, when somebody encounters you, Mike Singletary? You know, I'm, I'm asked a number of questions. One is talk to, talk to me about the 85 days, you know, how, how was that? How was the, you know, how was being in the middle of that?

How did you feel doing that? You know, and being a part of that team. So, and they'll ask me about McMahon and the fridge and Walter and Hampton. And so, you know, that's always pretty cool to talk about and, and then, you know, it's kind of talking about kind of, you know, where are the players now?

What are they doing? And then kind of what I'm doing. So that's normally, you know, how my health is, how you help, Mike, you know, doing good.

So it's, those are normally the questions. Well, one that I want to hit you on is your favorite Walter Payton story. When's the first time you met him? Mike Singletary? What about him? Let's talk about him. My favorite.

I'll tell you my favorite Walter Payton story. Okay, go for it. It's not a great one on my end. Uh-oh.

So I'm in Hawaii and Walter and I play the Pro Bowl. And so I didn't realize that I'm going to be initiated. And so I'm going to make a great impression, you know, I'm warming up and, and I'm getting ready to go outside and, and I put my jock on and I'm thinking, man, this thing's a little bit damp or something. And so I put it on anyway, you can go outside, I'm not going to ask a whole lot of questions.

So I go out and I'm working out and I'm running around and getting ready for our first workout. And man, it was just burning sensation in a place that, you know, thinking, wait a minute, what's going on here? And so I'm kind of out there and I'm just, you know, I'm acting like it's not burning and the guys come out and they're kind of, everybody's kind of looking at me kind of smiling and whatever. And I'm thinking, what's wrong with these guys? And so after a while I couldn't take it, man. I'm like, Oh, Oh, Oh man. And so I run inside and uh, you know, the trainers is laughing at me, the equipment guy, and they're like, uh, Mike, they got you, huh?

I'm like, wait a minute. What do you mean? Who got me?

You know, this is your first time here. So I said, who did this? So we can't tell you who did it. So I walked back outside and I'm looking around, I'm trying to find who did this. And I walk up to Walt and I said, Walt, did you do this? No, no, do, do what Mike? And uh, you know, he's laughing and the other guys are laughing and I'm thinking after Walt, I know you did this, somebody, I know you did it cause he never, I was so upset. He never said he did it. So uh, the joke was on me, but I tell you that that was not a good joke and uh, I didn't like it at all.

So that's the, that's not sweetness at all. I mean, um, so, so you suspect Walter Payton hot sauce to your jockstrap prior to your first pro bowl practice. Is that what you're saying? Mike? Absolutely.

Absolutely. I knew it was him. I know he did it. Oh my goodness gracious. So uh, outside of, outside of that, when, when did you know, um, I guess that Walter Payton was the guy that you, you knew him to be on the field?

Mike, you got one of those stories? It didn't take long. Um, I really appreciate your game and you got to understand up until this time, I don't like running back. So I, I made my mind up, you know, I don't even want to touch the ball.

Anything that touches the ball, I don't like. And so, um, Walter, we're in a preseason game and Walter's running the ball and I'm looking at him running the ball and I'm like, wow, this guy is, is, uh, pretty amazing. I mean, he looked like a Clydesdale horse, uh, legs clicking up in the air. It was a long cleats that he wore and, uh, it was just, uh, amazing to watch him run. And uh, so that was, that was really, it didn't take long to realize. And I, you know, people had told me about it, man, sweetness, oh, you're going to Chicago. Oh man, Walter, I'm telling you sweetness, but what kind of name is that sweetness? But uh, I get there and I tell you, it didn't take long to see it at all. He was amazing guy.

Absolutely amazing. A professional in every sense of the word. So then when, when you were playing and you said you don't like running backs, who was the one that was most difficult for you or the one that you liked the least to play against Mike Singleton? I don't like any of them, to be honest, I don't like any of them. But the ones that were tough, um, you know, when you think about Earl Campbell, that would have to be, you know, outside of Walter Payton, you know, you got Earl Campbell, you got Eric Dickerson, um, Marcus Allen, and people say Marcus Allen. Yeah. Marcus Allen is one of the greatest competitive I've ever competed against. He knocked the snot out of you, uh, as a blocker, he's the most complete back, uh, that, that I think I've ever been around. Um, he can do it all. He and Roger Craig are both really complete guys. Uh, but Marcus was an exceptional blocker, but you know, those guys, when I, when I think about, you know, the running backs that, that really were, um, special that I played against, there are certainly others, but they come to, those guys come to mind right away. Well, I mean, I think Roger Craig should be in the hall of fame.

I think you should be in the bus room with you, Mike. San Francisco would not have won two Super Bowls without him. There's no doubt in my mind.

I agree. I mean, when you're talking about thousand thousand, you're, you're talking about a guy who's a matchup nightmare and a guy can run, run past you and also, uh, run past you because he's, he's on a wheel route or something like that. That's Roger Craig, uh, one, 1 million percent. You know, Well, the other thing about Roger Craig was, you don't find any guys that are talented as, as he was, but extremely humble, like how did you find a guy like that who may lock your act like a specialty guy, but he was one of the nicest guys that I think I've ever met. And, um, one of the most physically toughest competitors that I've ever met. So, uh, extremely, uh, uh, unsure at the time. Mike Singletary Pro Football Hall of Famer here on the Rich Eisen Show.

And before we get to the fatherhood festival, that's coming up in a couple of weeks in Canton, Ohio. What do you think of the current state of the Chicago Bears? Mike Singletary? Well, you know, um, from a distance, uh, I just think it's a matter of them, uh, really taking, uh, the defense and, and getting all that they can out of the defense. I think they've got, uh, a defensive tackle, uh, he's a little older now, but I still think he has a couple of great years in him if they, you know, if he ever lives up to that, uh, if, if he can play up to the level that three techniques that they have, uh, if he can play up to the level that, that, that he should, uh, he would be all world. There'd be no, there's no doubt in my mind, dominant guy, uh, middle linebacker, I think is outstanding. Uh, those are the two guys that jump off, uh, the chart for me that I think are really amazing players.

The rest of them. Uh, you know, I, I know they got a couple of paths, Russia, uh, uh, Quentin, uh, um, uh, anyway, the guy coming off the edge, they got a couple of those guys, but, um, those two guys, I really think, um, particularly the middle linebacker, if he can rise up to the level of leadership and, uh, demand that, uh, everybody is, is on deck and let's get ready to go. I think he can really take that, help take that to defense to another level. Did you hear last year when Aaron Rodgers scored against the bears, he told the fans, I own you. Did you hear that one from last year?

No, I didn't. Yeah. What would, what would have happened if you were on the field and the quarterback of the Packers had done that scored and screamed at the soldier field fans, I own you. What about that? What happened?

You know, I, I, in all honesty, I don't really know. I think if someone would have said that while we were playing, I would have, I would have been shocked. I would have thought something's wrong with this person because there were times in the game, Rich, that, that I honestly looked at Richard Dent, Otis Wilson, uh, Wilbur Marshall, and asked him not to hit the quarterback anymore. I said, guys, don't, don't, don't, don't hit the guy again, just, just, just wrap him up. I won't get it. I won't get it. Wait, wait, wait. Come on, man. Just, just, just, just push him down. Um, there were times that I had to say that I kid you not, there are times I said, don't, don't hit him like that anymore.

Just push him down. No, I'm gonna get it. Oh man. Come on, man. Mercy somewhere.

He got a family somewhere. Uh, no, honestly, I, I, I said to you not, I would not lie to you. So out of just concern for humanity, you would tell your teammates not to abuse the opposing quarterback.

Absolutely. Well, I guess Rogers feels, uh, he does have the numbers to back it up. It has been a Packers, uh, heavy, uh, uh, run here quite a bit against the bears these days. Mike, you know, you think about, well, hopefully they can, they can do something about it.

You know, we'll see time always tells the truth. Who's the, who's the linebacker, Mike Singletary that when you flip on the TV or watch a game of that, you, you, you really are impressed by in this day and age. Yes, sir. In the NFL today or defender that you would turn on and say front seven guy, I'll even give you the whole front seven. Who's somebody that you turn on and say that guy, you know, I, I, I gotta be very honest with you.

I think for me right now, um, and, and no disrespect to anyone. I think, uh, number one, I don't look at it as much in that way, but you know, the last linebacker that I really looked at with, with great Louis, um, great with the last linebacker that I really looked at that way that I really enjoy, um, seeing you play, um, you know, junior Shay Al, you know, a guy like that, uh, you know, that I looked at that I saw taken to take the team to another level. How about Aaron Donald? How about Donald?

What do you think of him? Okay. I thought you meant linebackers. Sure. I'll give you a front seven. When you talk about the defensive line.

Wow. Uh, Aaron Donald jumps out, um, right away. Uh, I had the opportunity to coach in LA one, one year and, uh, he is phenomenal. He is a tremendous bill, tremendous strength. And uh, when he wanted to play, uh, he liked out, uh, he was the dominant, dominant guy.

And I doesn't really talk a whole lot, but I think guys feed off of, of his energy and what he does, but he is truly a great player. Mike Singletary Pro Football Hall of Famer here on the Rich Eisen show. I spoke about this with Anthony Muniers. Did you go in the hall of fame with Anthony?

Did you guys were in the same class together? Okay. And so, uh, you, the, you guys are going to be part of this fatherhood festival that's in Canton, Ohio for father's day weekend. I'll give you the floor on it, on what people should, uh, know about it.

Mike. Well, you know, June 17th to, uh, Sunday the 19th and, uh, just a father's day weekend fatherhood festival at the hall of fame village in Canton, Ohio, and it's going to be fun for everybody. Even moms can come, they're going to have mom huddles. They're going to have country music, uh, on the field, uh, experience of, uh, interactive exhibits. Uh, it's just going to be a great time and they, for any, for more information,, uh, for any other information, but, uh, it's going to be a great time. And I am so excited and fired up to, uh, speak to fathers and interact with fathers and learn something myself. What do you think you can learn from that? So I think I can learn.

Yeah. Oh, trust me. Now I got seven kids and, and, and, uh, a wonderful, wonderful wife.

And if you hold a mic in front of every one of them, they tell you, Mike needs some help. I would say, uh, I'm always looking to learn more. Well, uh, I have a great time in Canton, Ohio, Mike, I, I always love catching up with you. Um, it's, it's been a while, so, um, I, it's great to hear and great spirits and, uh, and strolling down memory lane with us. Thanks for the call. Really appreciate it. Thank you. God bless. Thank you.

Right. Mike single Terry right here on the rich eyes and show what's tempted to ask him his Uber rating when he said that he gets an Uber, but, uh, you know, just going to let that sleeping dog, you know, I doubt Mike, let's take a break right here. Uh, guess who's coming in studio. Our friend Akbar Bajabia Mila talk American Ninja warrior football, fantasy football, and more. Don't go anywhere.

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Um, this is NFL network on NFL network before the slap, before the, uh, Jack Peterson slap. Can't wait to talk about that. But they reached out and said there's an audition and then audition turned into, you're going to be the next, uh, cohost of American Ninja warrior. And that was life changing for me. And now this is technically, not technically, it is the longest job I've ever had in my life. I've never had a job for 10 years. You know, you, you know, usually don't you get a Rolex or don't they give you like a statue or something or something like that. But I've never had a job for 10 years. Not the NFL, not, not anything.

Well, they give you a Rolex hopefully when you retire though, that's the gold watch at the end. Oh, okay. About 10 years or two. That's a little premature. Uh, I mean, 10 years is, I mean, this is going to be this fall, my 20th with NFL network. Okay. So, and that is longer than my marriage by, well, no, my marriage is a couple of months longer than my, my NFL network 10. Wow.

So they happen almost at the same time. I got my, actually, uh, there were some empty seats at my wedding dude from the ESPN executives who did not show because I was, uh, departing a week before that actually happened. Oh, oh, that's it. And I can remember their names right now, Al Jaffe, Fred, no, no, no, no, no. I was, I was a guy who gave me my start. He gave me my start years ago. Yeah. Oh, that's good.

He's easy. You didn't think I could go that far back with some of the names. I went deep.

Did not. Yeah. Deep. Yeah.

To say the least. But what that is life-changing stuff. Yeah. You know, but I give credit to the ninjas who come out there. Every single, uh, every single year and compete because they make it interesting every year. And this year, like we did last year, we've got the teenagers who've really disrupted this whole ninja universe.

What do you mean? Uh, well, because they're, they're, they seem indestructible to be quite honest with you. That's what teenagers feel about themselves. And they don't get tired and they push our veterans. You know, if you think back to the NBA, when they started allowing teenagers come in and how disruptive that kind of was, there was a lot of hating by the vets.

And then there was this embracing. And I think now the vets, they've embraced these teenagers who've really pushed them to step up their game because they don't get tired. Like we get tired.

Right. And I say we, because the ninja age goes now from 15 all the way up to 73, 74 years old. So as you know, as you get older and I'm not calling you old, Rich, you can, as you get older, you know, the stamina level gets a little challenged and these ninjas, they just go and they've been doing this literally more. Some of them have been doing this more than half their life.

So I mean, just think about that. They put an enormous amount of time into ninja and they're crushing the course. Well, obviously now that it's in year 14, people are well, they know well about what's asked of them. And also it's aspirational. They want it, they want to train for it.

Like it's the Olympics, you know, like they want to train for it and make that, make it their life's work to get on and try and win in front of the whole country. Big money. You know, we had, you know, a teenager when he got the furthest and he, Caden Lebsack, $100,000.

Just think about that. He never has to ask his parents for lunch money ever again. He was 15, 16 years old. He had his own phone. Oh yeah. You won't give me a phone? Fine, I'll get it. Like it's crazy, you know?

And then at the young age already starting to invest into crypto and yeah, so trying to $100,000 into some, a lot bigger. Well, or a lot less, you know, right now, I don't mean to look at you when you say that, Chris. I'm right there with you. Go ahead. We can do the look of shame here. I know.

That's the way it kind of goes. Can we switch the subject? Sure. Hold on. Let me, let me reset. Let me reset for the radio audience real quick.

Akbar Bajabiamila, the host along with Matt Iceman and Zuri Hall is the co-hosting American Ninja Warrior season 14. What do you want to talk about? Well, let's talk about the slap because this one has been really quite interesting.

And whereas, you know, and I know a couple of days ago you were trying to come up with some names. Yes. Yeah. Tommy fam. Yeah.

Tommy fam. Well, I have one. Just onomatopoeia. Okay. Wham. Bam. Bam.

See that? Wham. Bam. Bam. Bam. Bam. We came up with Wham. Bam.

Thank you, fam. Yeah. But these are all onomatopoeias. Oh, okay.

You know, obviously for the, for the actual sound that a slap would make. You see what I did there? Onomatopoeia. Batman. Like Batman. That's where I got it from. Batman.

That's where I got it from. Okay. Wow. Right. But yeah.

You know, you guys mentioned something. Fam goes to dynamite. That works. I don't like green eggs and fam. Awesome. If it's a basketball league, jock fams volume one. I like that one. Fam out of bio.

Fam out of bio. You know, there's one thing that could really disrupt an entire fantasy league and it's the biggest crime of them all. Colluding. Colluding. If you are making backdoor trades and trading away and if you're like. Yeah. That's a bad move.

That's a really bad move. And I've been a part of some leagues that that that's happened and there's no way to really prove it. You know what I mean? Because you're not privy to the text messaging or the phone calls behind.

So that's one of those ones. But I just don't, in all seriousness, I don't, I don't know how, like what was involved. There needs to be an investigation.

I agree. There needs to be an investigation because I want to know what would cause a person to strike a person like that. You know, we don't promote violence. Never. And like, did he lose money? Did, you know, did he really lose badly? Was the gif or gif for whatever meme, was it really that bad? It can't have been.

It can't have been. Because apparently it's, it's, it, it stemmed, it started with an IR designation for Jeff Wilson of the 49ers. He was out. And so Jock was able to put him on IR, but Tommy Pham says that what, there were individual rules of the league that apparently he thought it was an illegal rostering maneuver by Peterson. And he starts arguing Mike Trout was the, was the commissioner who didn't do anything.

He sat on his hands, did nothing, and it caused some sort of rumblings that blew up when Peterson sent Pham the meme and in a text exchange amongst fantasy players, which you know is one of the most vicious, sharp elbow forms you can have. That's the community. Right.

Yeah. You're only, you're only talking trash in your, in your community, like for your fantasy community. And then he quit the league. I don't know how you even do that.

Like and how you even remedy that. You've just got to get someone to take, take the team. And if you're Mike Trout, I mean, what'd he go to, Rendon?

What do you got? How long was he sitting on this? Five months? At least. I mean, just think about that.

Let's just say- He quit week five. That would be October. Right. November, December, January, February, March, April, May, seven months. Like that right there is the highest level of pestivity.

And to be able to hold onto that type of bitterness for seven months, and this is the first time on point when I see you. On site. Yeah. Right?

Like can you imagine? He signs with the Reds and he's like, when do we play the Giants? When do we play the Giants? When do we play the Giants?

Yeah. You know what, the team is jock out now, when do we play them? Pestivity is not a bad fantasy team name. We should, we invite- Fan-pestivity.

Should we invite Tommy out to try American Ninja Warrior? That's a great way to let out some steam. Yeah. You know what I mean? It is therapeutic.

It has changed a lot of athletes' lives. I could see it now, right? Well, what you could also do is you could put Joc Peterson's face on the button at the end of it. And you're like, Tommy, you just got to hit it once, that's it. Just like you did in the outfield. Just got to hit it once. I got a question for you. Yes. What do you make of DondaSports?

Kanye West, I've always wanted to ask a question like this. What do you think about this? What do I make of DondaSports? Honestly.

I haven't seen the spreadsheet. I also, is there a DondaSports PowerPoint that we can get? I don't know, but I was surprised to see Aaron Donald signed with Kanye. Yeah. It made me think, Aaron Donald for as accomplished as he is in his career, does this mean that he's already thinking about transitioning as far as life after football? Does he want to be a musician?

Is that what it is? We're just assuming that Kanye is going to give him an entree into the music world that maybe he might not be interested in. I know that Aaron Donald can lift bars because I've seen them in the weight room.

I know how strong he is, but I don't know if he can drop any bars. I don't know if he has that. It's a round of applause. Appreciate it.

Appreciate it. I honestly don't get the move. I don't even get the move for Kanye West getting into this space and he's got so much on his plate already. That's true. Yeah. There's a whole lot of others.

There's something missing as well. I don't know what to make of Kanye. All I know is that Jay-Z has gotten into this world. The first was Master P, if I'm not mistaken. Who did Master P sign that was the- Ricky Williams. Ricky Williams. Ricky Williams.

And if I'm not mistaken- How'd that work out? Not great for Ricky. Yeah. Ricky lost out on a lot of money. A lot of money. Yeah. It was all incentive based. That's what I'm saying.

I mean- I'm going to earn my contract. I don't know. So I don't know if you... You know how sometimes teams stay away from kids from a certain school because a kid came out and was a bust and you're like, that's not fair. I don't want to cast aspersions just based on anything in the history of Master P and now Jay-Z, I think, is being very successful at it. Yeah.

He's been. But I wonder, is it Jay-Z that's running it or does he have an entire team because- He's got to have a team. If you look at Kanye West, I mean, again, I don't know the reports, I got to do some more research, but it looks like Antonio Brown might be the president, allegedly. I mean, if that's- Can you Google that? Can we research that? Antonio Brown in a position of management, is that what you're saying?

Because if- It does come up in the automated search. Man, if he's in management, I would be the first employee to just in the middle of a meeting, take my shirt off and stroll out. See how he likes it. See how he likes it. Hey man, hey, this meeting, let's go on Facebook Live. What do you think? What do you think about your competitors? Talk about your competitors.

Let me Facebook Live it, Antonio, and see how that goes. Yeah, that could be something. And the shoes on the other foot. Yeah, Jaylen Brown, right? That's some serious names right there. Was that his first signing? I believe so.

Yeah, that's- Jaylen's, he's a Cal Bear, he's got a good head on his shoulders. We'll see how that- I don't know, maybe Aaron Donnell wants to get into acting? I don't know. That could be doing something in the entertainment business.

I mean, Howie Long got into acting. I don't know. I don't know.

We'll see. Antonio Brown is the VP of Donda Sport. Oh, he's the vice president of what? He's the vice president of Donda Sports, that's all it says. He's the VP?

He's the VP. Okay, the VEEP. That'll be a new VEEP. New episode of VEEP.

I am down for a new VEEP series. I would definitely, can I sneak into the first Antonio Brown led Zoom? Can we do that? That would be amazing. Can we do that?

You can pay for the rights to that, I bet you that'd be a great way for, I mean, that's a good business right there. That might be the first Zoom where you tell somebody to mute, instead of unmute. You're on mute.

No, but please put yourself on mute. All right, so season 14, where'd you shoot it? We shot it this year in San Antonio, Los Angeles, and we're back where, you know, where we do our grand finale in Las Vegas. Vegas.

Yeah. When American Ninja Warrior is in Vegas, it just looks right. It lights up the strip.

It sure does. It lights up the strip. We're the biggest light show. I love it. Fantastic. You should probably have Cirque du Soleil people go through it and see if they could beat the Ninja Warrior, actually.

I just left. That would be a great competition. I just came from the Michael Jackson show, and those athletes really could be ninjas.

They really could be ninjas. That's actually a good one. What you should do next time you run that up the flagpole is you have a competition amongst the Vegas performers to see who can go against one-on-one, like the top five ninjas against the top five Vegas performers. That's a challenge. I like that.

Cirque du Soleil versus American Ninja Warrior. And I will take 10%. Just contact Kanye. He's my agent. He's my agent now?

Okay. I've now officially joined Honda Sports. Breaking news.

Breaking news. I'm going to see Carrot Top on American Ninja Warriors, because he's got a lot of upper body strength. I bet you he'd be great. Who's your guys' top five American Ninja Warrior celebrities, athletes, who would be your top five? Conor McGregor. One.

I want to see him go through that. Conor McGregor. Okay, that's good.

Oh, interesting. So we'll have him at number five. Who's number four? Aaron Donald. Aaron Donald won't get past the first obstacle. What do you mean?

What are you talking about? Aaron Donald won't get past the first obstacle, the shrinking steps. In fact, if he does... So give me the height weight that I need to focus on right now. I just want him with strength. I think you need to be anywhere between five, five. So Tom Cruise is in that Top Gun.

I have a great movie, by the way. Five, five, all the way up to about five, 11, would be the ideal Ninja height. And then from weight about 100 pounds to about 165, 70 pounds. Now that I know. Conor McGregor is a good one.

Conor McGregor is pretty... Conor. Tyreek Hill. Tyreek Hill? Tyreek Hill? 100%. Tyreek Hill.

Okay. We need another sport in here. John Marant. Might be a little tall, but... Marant's... His legs will hit the water. Jose Altuve.

Jose Altuve. Well, he's got to keep his shirt on, though. Yeah, yeah. That's a problem. Well, they might come up sometimes. Can't show too much skin.

Can't show too much skin. They can hear him. He'd be perfect. Plus he drops in the water, that buzzer might go off. He can hear him. He can hear him.

Because they're in electronics. So we need a number three. Who's at the number three spot?

It's gonna piss off my Houston Astros friends. My baby. Three. What about a golfer? Like a Spieth or somebody?

Oh, yeah. Xander Schauffele. He's in that 5'8 range.

What? Is DeChambeau... Is he too big? Is he too big?

DeChambeau is too big. Kepka? Is Kepka too big? Yeah, a little too big. Too bulked?

I want to see Megan Rapinoe. Too bulky. Oh, that's a good one. That's a good one. That's a good one. That's a good one. Okay. She might be a little... She's like 5'10, 5'11.

It might be... Okay. I like it. I've got one who I would love to see. This would be Serena Williams on the Salmon Ladder. You know the Salmon Ladder where you go, bop, bop, bop, bop.

Like you gotta have some back muscles for that, and her back hand is pretty good. Okay. All right. So that's a good one. Kyle Murray. Kyle Murray. Kyle Murray. Kyle Murray.

Kyle Murray. He's too big? He's too big? Yeah, LaMarche? He's like 6'3, yeah, he's too tall.

Kyler's in that... What? Baker Mayfield? Baker Mayfield, we know he's under 6 feet. Wow. You ain't right.

You ain't right. He's in the range? I know, but you didn't have to emphasize that he's under 6 feet.

Yeah, we know that he's under 6 feet. How about... How about... How about Jules? How about Edelman? Ah. Oh, Jules with crush.

Now, you're talking. How about Edelman? I like that.

Any slot receiver for the Patriots it's Welker Edelman. I've always said New England Ninja Warrior. Yeah, there we go Sold I'm just coming up with as many ideas as possible Take all the credit all you want. I'll be sorry.

It's consulting now because RES consulting. That's right That's what represents me still hella down to sports. I'm out. I'm out.

I'm out Now I'm out now I'm out American Ninja Warrior season 14 premieres Monday, June 6 at 8 Eastern on NBC Akbar Baja, Bia Miller, you're a treasure. Thanks for coming in anytime Anytime any time we're back with more here on the rich eyes and show in a moment 844 204 rich noted out. Okay. I'm gonna take these phone calls. All right, and then at the top of the next hour We're gonna split up the first segment with what's more likely and TJ's big-ass grab bag. How does that sound? Okay, very good. That'll be later on Certainly since we just covered the fam Peterson Smackdown Considerably with Akbar that's makes two guests in a row that we've had the right one If if one show entering Gomez comes out here says forget about hustle forget about the NBA Finals forget about the Jazz forget about basketball Let's talk about this Jock fams volume one.

What if he comes out a little bit and like let me tell you about time. I slap somebody I tell you yeah, I Actually retweeted a tweet today from John Cena Let me get this one right that he said If you hold on the city of the long you hold on to something the heavier it will become I retweeted that saying if you only Tweeted that before John Tommy fans ran into Jock Peterson That'd be great Turzo and I has been hanging on for almost two hours. What's up all rise Turzo? How are you? What's up, Turzo guys? I'm doing well. Hey Brockman.

Keep those legs under the desk man with those ugly socks on you Got me queasier earlier You need to give the people what they want Chris, okay, what's leg what's up Turzo? Or am I or am I just because I took it in the shorts with that game last night But didn't it kind of feel like Al Horford just was the freshest player in the fourth quarter Like he didn't play the rest of the game and just showed up and looked like he you know He was just extremely well-rested running up and down the court making every single shot or he's been talking about well-rested and and and Fresh-legged guys been waiting his whole life For last night, I mean and that's it and that's the neat part about last night Regardless of how you feel about the Celtics or even are there any Al Horford haters out there? I don't know but The guy's been waiting his whole career for that and then he he made all the shots he needed to He stuck it to him.

He made the most of his moment that he's been waiting for for a long time He had to he had to have dreamt about this and thought about it and visualized it positively I mean when talking about positive visualization even in his positive visualization. Did he make six threes? At one point is he's been positively visualizing this moment did everyone point like, you know, four threes I'll be incredible five threes on that I mean, that's too much at six threes is too much that like even did he even pause in his positive? Visualization at the notion of making six threes and scoring 26 points in front of the Warriors faithful I mean good lord think he was listening to Kelly Clarkson before the game like the Calters I'm pretty sure in a lifetime for a moment like this And by the way, you know, it's like happy birthday how you made all those shots and then literally today It's his birthday. 36 36 today. Yeah Al Horford six threes. Happy birthday Thank you, thank you, like what do you mean I'm I'm insulting you know, it's actually my birthday That's al Horford. I Think yes believable yesterday.

You could have got al at 80 to 1 for finals MVP. What is he now? Oh, I have a look.

Look it up. Jimmy in San Antonio. You're here in the rich eyes. And so what's up, Jimmy?

You're my lifeline to that world that I'm not allowed to be part of. What's up, Jimmy? How are you?

Oh, I'm doing well Terzo was right on the same page with me. We were thinking the same Brockman No, those legs your new street name is white balance The poor kids gonna need sunscreen because of your DNA Gee, are you wearing new balance white balance? Oh Potentially, are you know? Okay. Sorry. Is that it was that what's more insulting me asking you if you're wearing new balance? So you're talking about how white your legs are Okay, I'm sorry about that. I apologize Chris.

The other one. I'm not sorry about what's up, Jimmy Shout out to Arini Logan from San Antonio winning the national spelling bee Oh had a girl Way to go. No, and then y'all talked yesterday about Kerr and Adoka and the pop Connection in the tree and it's obvious which one took from pop Kerr seems to be more of the ball movement and screens and you don't come or the defense Well, I don't know. I mean the Warriors are a terrific defensive team and and they were playing Terrific team defense. I mean Tatum was having his off night The Horford was making shots, but not going off Jalen Brown was turning the ball over Probably much to your dismay Chris. I mean there we were seeing that But the Celtics still took a lead at halftime despite taking their best curry shot to the chops And then the fourth quarter they put 40 on on the Warriors and that's uncharacteristic For golden like y'all said, you know, it's under the radar people don't notice this But when you notice the pop you see the subtleties in each of the coaches and no one even mentioned Pop one and has the most career coaching records.

He got that in March maybe the NFL took over but Way to go pop And I know he's proud of her and you Doka and he's sitting with a bottle of wine and having a fine time Thanks for the call Jimmy greatly. Appreciate it I'll Horford plus 750 now for finals MVP. So he's the favorite. No, no No, he but you can still get good number that Tatum's your favorite followed by curry and Jalen Brown hmm Jordan Poole had an off night. He did he didn't look like but that you know what, I mean, it's a big stage a big moment and I'm sure the Celtics are like, okay They're just a long Tatum white brown smart.

They're long. They make it really tough on those guys You know, you kind of see how curry only scored what 13 points? Yes Some of those curry shots in the clay shots were like that you know, they had like a split second and a window to put it up and in and On occasion they did fourth quarter. None of them went in none of them And crazy things were happening. Like didn't curry get a flat tire on the way to the basket Yeah, did you see the the The braces that he's wearing on his ankles.

Did you see that where those forever? I I know But I'd never seen a shoe off like that Yeah, they dream on at a few open threes He had a few open threes Juan show Ernie Gomez Formerly of the Celtics just this year now the Utah's Jazz and the star of the movie hustle in studio hour number three Don't go anywhere For the real story behind some of wrestling's biggest moments It's something to wrestle with Bruce Prichard and Conrad Thompson to 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 Well because even going back before you know 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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