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October 20, 2022 3:14 pm

Actor/Comedian Kevin Nealon joins Rich in-studio to discuss his new book of caricatures and sketches with stories about Chris Farley, Peyton & Eli Manning and others, reflects on being an older father, shares his favorite Norm Macdonald memories, and reveals what happens behind the scenes on Adam Sandler movies.

Rich reacts to Tom Brady being flat out asked if he’s going to retire after this season, and the guys get into a HEATED discussion about TJ’s still-unnamed fantasy hoops team.

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Yeah, you too Rich. I'm really pleased to be in the third hour of the show because that's always been my favorite hour. The third hour, yeah.

You're a third hour guy, huh? Yeah, I was waiting in the back for like three hours. Was it comfortable back there? It was great. In fact, I brought some of the snacks you had in the basket out here.

Very good. I'm glad you've been seated. I got a coffee here too. You got a coffee and a Rich Eisen Show mug. It's a left-handed mug though. You see that?

You notice that? It's a... Let me see. Oh yeah, it is. It's a left-handed... It's careful. Careful. There's the logo.

Look at that. Good to see you, sir. Good to see you. We hear on our show whenever somebody gives somebody a compliment in higher register, it's like it's kind of a backhanded compliment. Like I didn't know about that about you.

So if you don't mind, I'll go a little out. I didn't know you could draw like this, Kevin. That's such a backhanded compliment. But I mean, the drawings in here, the caricatures in here are remarkable.

Thank you. It's funny. A lot of people are surprised that I have talent. It's kind of terrible to say something like that.

No, but thank you. A lot of people don't know that. And it's always been kind of my own little personal thing. I started drawing when I was a kid. I used to draw maps in school.

I had to not trace them, but look at them and draw those. And then I just started loving to doodle. And then I started drawing people.

Like on SNL, I'd start drawing little caricatures of the people sitting across from me at the table read on Wednesdays, like Farley, even Lorne Michaels at the guest house, whomever. And I liked doing it. And then I started drawing people on airplanes when they were asleep. And I draw them because they're a perfect subject. Did you give it to them when you were living in Philadelphia?

No, no, no, no. I kept them. And I would draw them napkins or on a barf bag, preferably an empty barf bag. And then I started getting into doing really caricature work and really kind of studying it and analyzing what other people had posted on Instagram. And then I took lessons from some guy in England for 10 lessons. It was like 500 euros to do that and not including the trips back and forth.

That's expensive. But I mean, it is awesome because of the stories that you tell as well. And put the Farley one up.

Look at this drawing of Farley that we have here. I mean, that's fantastic. That is fantastic. And you got him sweating bullets.

And so the stories you tell are awesome to go with this. The story you told of Farley was the weekend update moment where he came out. What was that? Well, it was written that he would be on the weekend update. I forget what character he was doing.

But the gist of it would be he would be lifted up by a cable that was strapped to him in a harness. I think it was the life coach. I think it was that's right. That's right. That's right. Yeah. Yeah. That's right.

Right. And he was doing his thing and he was supposed to get lifted up and they lifted him up. But as they lifted him, he swung backwards into the weekend update logo, which sticks out a little bit. And he got caught. He got caught on their live version. He got caught on there and he just didn't know what to do. He's already still yelling out. And so I finally get up and helped unhook him.

And then he went to fly out over the audience. Was that the El Nino one? I think he was El Nino, the Storm. Oh, he was the El Nino Storm or something like that? Yeah.

Oh, God. I mean, what a... That dude, man. He was amazing. I mean, he always wanted to be like Belushi, John Belushi, because he loved Belushi. And he pretty much emulated him, even as far as the drugs and dying at 33. And when he was around though, that's the guy, right? You would see the guy on the air, the same guy off the air.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. He constantly wanted to get laughs because he felt that that was his value that's made him worthwhile. He didn't realize he was enough.

I mean, people loved him. We had Ed O'Neill on this show a couple of... Not a fan of Ed's, but go ahead. The reason why I bring that up is he told a story about Chris Farley being at a Super Bowl party that John Lovitz was throwing and that Lovitz was making fun of how much food Farley was eating. And he said, I'll show you essentially, and came out of the kitchen with John Lovitz's cat in a piece of Italian bread and mocked eating it. And Lovitz heard that story and actually posted the photograph on Twitter and there it is right there. That's... Oh, my gosh.

You didn't happen to be at this Super Bowl bash. I wasn't, but I thought Farley was a vegetarian. He is definitely off menu right there. He's definitely breaking...

He's definitely breaking... Yeah, yeah. I mean, I'm hearing about these Farley stories now that he's been gone for a while, but they keep popping up and I never heard of that one. I've heard of when he had a dog in one. That might be a good drawing for you, a future drawing. That might be. That might be.

Let's put another one up. There's a great caricature of the Mannings, Peyton and Eli. Yeah, Peyton and Eli. And telling a story about them with Emma Stone. Is that what that's part of it? Yeah, yeah.

What's the story? I mean, you see Eli holding a phone there. That's my phone.

Okay. I was at the 40th SNL reunion, which was amazing. Everybody was there. Prince, Paul McCartney.

The list went on. And at the after party at the Plaza Hotel, up in the ballroom there, everybody's there with tuxedos. Prince is about to play. And I see Peyton Manning outside the ballroom by the bar. And I don't know him, but I know who he is, of course. And I went over and introduced myself. And we chatted for like 10 minutes. We were just a couple of athletes chatting.

That's all we were. And I asked him at the end, I said, can we take a picture together? He goes, yeah, sure. So I give my phone to Norm McDonald, actually.

God bless him. And Norm takes our picture. And as he handed it back to me, Peyton Manning sort of intercepted it, took it, and said, gave it to Eli, who was standing over there. He like, check this picture, see if it's okay. Eli looks at it. He goes, yeah, it looks good. Hands it back to me. They leave. 10 minutes later, I go to text somebody.

And my entire phone is in Chinese font. I couldn't do anything. I couldn't get out of it. I could not figure it out at all. I thought, how did this happen? The Peyton Manning brothers. Is that what they did? Is that what they did? Yeah, Eli does that.

It's his prank that he does. And I couldn't get out of it. I went to everybody. I went over to Emma Stone, who I don't know either. I said, you know how to get out of this?

She goes, oh, I don't know what's going on on this phone. But finally, I found Peyton Manning in the ballroom. I could see him. He's tall.

I'm tall. I was angry. I said, Peyton, you've got to fix my phone. I hate the Broncos.

I hate quarterbacks. And he said, oh, you've got to take it to my brother, Eli. He's the one that did it.

So I ran a square out pattern with a little loop on Eli. And I said, Eli, you've got to fix this. So he fixed it. He fixed it for me.

But the good thing is I got 10 new followers from Beijing. At Kevin underscore Neelan on Twitter, by the way, don't forget the underscore. That's on Twitter. Yeah. And my Instagram is at Kevin Neelan.

Just plain old. Yeah. Just at Kevin Neelan. No, no, no underscore necessary on Instagram? No, I got it before somebody could take it.

I think I did. Yeah. Kevin Neelan. That's a great caricature of the Mannings right there. Thank you very much.

Thank you. I mean, the forehead for somebody like Peyton, that's, that's the easy one, right? I mean, that's it. Some things just jump out with people. That's one of them right there. Another, another drawing that I want to throw up there.

This is incredible as well. You just mentioned him. Norm McDonald is a, that's a great one right there.

Yeah. Norm was quite a guy. He was, he was so unique. He was so peculiar too. Norm was very needy in a way. And I'm not speaking out of, uh, I mean, everybody knew that he was needy. He always needed a handler because he just, I don't know if he didn't know how to do things or he just didn't feel like doing it.

Like he, you know, go on tour with him. He couldn't find his passport. He couldn't find his shoes. He couldn't find this. He didn't drive. He didn't have no driver's license. You had to like point him in the right direction where to go.

And this is without doing drugs or anything. And he was, he loved to gamble. And then again, that's, I'm not speaking out of school on that one either. He, you know, he loved to gamble. And I learned not to loan Norm money because he wouldn't pay it back. And we were in Vegas once and he, uh, he has to borrow $500. So I gave him a $500 thinking he'd pay it back. And he went off to gamble. He came back the next morning. I saw him for breakfast. I said, Norm, you got the 500 bucks.

I had you last night. He goes, oh, you'll get it. You'll get it the next day. Norm, don't forget the $500. You get it. And then the third day I go, Norm, you got the $500. You keep putting me off. But I mean, you know, this disrespectful, not paying me back.

He goes, what are you complaining about? You only lost $500. I lost $5,000. Good Lord.

I lost $5,000. I got to work on his impression. That is amazing. I remember him when he hosted the ESPYs. That's where I, I remember when he hosted the ESPYs and that was off the charts. I mean, the, his famous, his famous joke about the Heisman trophy, you know, what was it? His joke was, was about the Heisman trophy that, uh, Charles, Charles Woodson, Charles Woodson, right.

He's Charles Woodson is here. This guy, they can never take away from you, you know, unless you kill your wife and a waiter. That's right. He won the Heisman trophy.

They can never take it away from you unless you kill your wife and a waiter. And the whole room was just like, Oh my gosh. Was that the one too, where Will Ferrell did, uh, did, did Harry carry and made fun of Elway's teeth. And it was, Oh boy, it was off the charts. That must've been a great night.

Yeah. People, people, people would say how brave and courageous Norm's comedy was, but I just call it poor judgment. Well Lubbock said they got banned from, they got banned from a Biloxi casino once. And I thought, I thought cause Norm like was counting cards or something. He said, no, cause he, he totally torched the room of all the whales. Like he made fun of them in a way that was like, he didn't read the room and he absolutely did that poor judgment thing.

And that's why they got banned from a Biloxi casino. Even at his Memorial, 10 people walked out. Yeah. He was, but I, you know, I got to give him a little, cut him a little slack because the last nine years of his life, he had cancer that he wasn't telling anybody and he's taken a lot of different prescription medicine and that kind of make you a little loopy.

But not that much more. But I remember, I do remember him jumping out of like a stage door at Radio City Music Hall when, you know, we were all getting ready for the night and he was asking about a score of a game. Like he just like thought like I would be like his own personal sports phone.

Did you ever follow him on Twitter, his golf commentary? Oh my God. It was so great. Hilarious.

Yeah. I mean, he did it just like an announcer. It was just great. Norm.

Tiger dancing on the green with, you know. He was just the all time best then. No question about it. So I exaggerate my brushes with fame. Portraits and Stories, Kevin Nealon right here.

Yeah. You can get that at any bookstore. You go to my website, You can pre-order.

Next week, October 25th, you can pre-order and then go visit for upcoming shows. And so you do stand up at the Bob Saget affair that occurred in his memory. Yeah, yeah, yeah. The hot comedy, Cool Cuisine, you know, and you were telling some terrific stories that makes it seem like you're coming from my best dad ever title right here. What was that story you were telling about what happened? Well, you know, I tell the audience, I said, I bet I'd be a really good dad, you know, if I was home more with my kid.

Right. But, you know, I'm at that point now where my son recognizes that I'm an older father compared to his friends, fathers, and it's not sitting well with him. And I came to his bedroom about a week ago. I could tell he had been crying.

His eyes were all puffy, tears, stained cheeks. I said, what's the matter, buddy? Because I don't know his name. I'm never home.

What is his name? He said, I've just been thinking, I'm 10 now and you're 63. When I'm 20, you're going to be 73. When I'm 30, you're going to be 83. You're not going to be around for a lot of my life, are you?

I said, oh, buddy, buddy, buddy. So I'm going to be around for a long time. I'll be around when you graduate. I'll be around when you get married, when you have kids. I'll be around for all that stuff. Don't you worry about that.

But you've got to make that happen in the next four years. Otherwise, yeah, you're right. I probably won't be around. Wow. Buddy, everybody. Buddy, buddy, buddy.

Yeah. Best dad ever. Best dad when he's home. Best dad. Every time I think of that, when you walk out the door, I think of Harry Chapin. I think of Cats in the Cradle every single day and time, man.

Not feeling great. One of those deals. Yeah. I used to think about that a lot too. And then I was reminded how much money I'd be making on this game.

And then I would think, the money's in the cradle now. Oh my gosh. How many Sandler movies have you done? I've done about 13. 13 of them.

13 of them. Been a while though. I mean, he's kind of smartened up and used other people.

What do you mean smartened up? Come on now. You know, it seems like all the roles are kind of a little bit embarrassing. Like I did Little Nicky where I played ****head, the gatekeeper of hell. And I had two breasts on my head and they look so real. I mean, the makeup department did an amazing job. They had water balloons in each one and they just blended it in with my scalp. And they felt like they're real breasts, I would imagine. And everybody wanted to feel my breasts on my head. And sometimes I'd be talking to somebody.

This happened more often than not. I have to say, excuse me, my eyes are down here. My eyes are down here. And at the end of the day, when they took them off, nobody, I was like, I was invisible.

Nobody cared about me. All of a sudden. It's amazing. I mean, I get it now. I get it.

Right. So that was just one of the 13 roles, right? It was one of the 13 roles. Then I played, you know, Happy Gilmore. I played the guru on the green harness, the good block, the bad, send the ball home.

Happy bags are packed, circular, but the quarter in goes around and around and around I go. But a lot of that was improvised. And yeah, I've been in a lot of his films. I was in Zohan and I played a neighborhood watch guy who was just terrified of everything. And I would, I was so in my pants more often than not, you know, as a neighborhood watch guy, I was not good.

Mm hmm. I was not good. What else was there? I think I played a bank manager in no, not the water boy. I forget.

I can't keep track of them. Did you, did you meet Bob Barker on the set of Happy Gilmore? Did that happen? I knew Bob Barker before that. What do you mean? Because we both were involved in animal issues. Sure.

Help control the population, have your pets fated. Right. And I remember there was a zoo in Michigan, I want to say, and they had an elephant there that there was some controversy with it.

Maybe not big enough in a place for it to be or the way they got it. And so Bob Barker asked if I would go with him and he's, they call him the silver Fox tongue or something. You know, Bob Barker cuts, he really gets in there and he speaks for it.

You know, he's well spoken and he's not afraid of anything or anyone. Uh huh. And I go with him and they have a trailer and the zoo people that, oh no, there's a DJ guy who was there as part of the radio show and they're throwing it, gave everybody penis to throw at us.

What? That's your Bob Barker story? Yeah, yeah.

Let me finish. And then I turned on Bob and I got into a big fight with him. Yeah?

Yeah. And I, I know, and those, I put those peanuts in his eyeballs. I met him one time, one time at a, uh, and did he say, come on down on the game show?

It was not that, uh, but it was, it was at a fundraiser for, uh, animal rescue. And I went up to him and I told him about what he meant to me as somebody growing up and what he meant to me as a broadcaster. I told him the way that you welcome everybody to contestants row. It doesn't matter who you are, where you're from.

It doesn't matter anything. You welcome everybody the same exact way. And that's where I kind of like I'm on NFL network and I talked to veterans and rookies and people from different walks of life.

And you're an inspiration for that. And he looks at me and he goes, do you want to hug it out? And I said, yes, yes, I do.

I do. As a matter of fact, we hugged him. We embraced, let me go, Bob, let me go now. That's a little too long. The price is wrong. Yeah. Oh my gosh. Yeah. Wow.

Fantastic. But you have like a, a reliability to you too, which is half of that. He wasn't that good looking, but you have a sense of people.

I appreciate you saying that. And I think it just might be, I have, I do have the same desire to give away cash and prizes. I would love to, I really, I really should get together with Norm McDonald then give away some money. That is so funny. You lost 500.

I lost 5,000. Good Lord. Gambling stories are just legendary. They're, they're this stuff. Yeah. And Kevin, grandma's boy would technically count as a sailor movie too, right?

That was, that was grandma's boy was a sailor movie. I've watched his Mr. Cheesle about 200 times. Look at this Christopher Walken. Wow. That is, do you got a good Walken story?

Obviously you wrote that one. What's the Walken story about here? The Walken story, is this live?

Are we live? Is that no good? Is it that, is it Dyson? We'll pass that one. We'll pass that one? Yeah. Okay. All right. Well, I got to get the book. How about that?

You got to get the book. No, Walken was great. I worked with him in SNL.

He was great. But there's a lot in there. There's a lot of different pictures that I love. I mean, I love the Jeff Daniels one. It's kind of simple, but I like it. I like the Robin Williams up front.

The Robin Williams one up front is terrific. That's an easy one for me to find. There it is. It's from his standup comedy days when he was Mork. Wow. Yeah.

He, he would come into the improv a lot when I was a bartender at the improv for a while. He would come in with those Mork suspenders on. Right. And he would just go crazy. Fresh from probably like shooting an episode, you think? Like just, yeah. Just go ahead and do a little Mork and Mindy rat for the day. He like had, uh, just the craziest energy.

He would come from shooting Mork, right? Come and do the improv. Yeah. And then you'd go to the comedy store and then he'd go party afterwards with his friends.

For his friends. Yeah. And you were not, you were not part of that group?

No, no, no, no. Who was, who was, who would be on a typical night in the, in the comedy store on a night like that? Oh, back then, this was back in the 1900s. Yes. And, um, I mean, I saw everybody back then, Andy Kaufman, Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, Jay Leno, David Letterman. Yeah.

Uh, I mean the list was endless. Billy Crystal was there too, right? Billy Crystal was there. Peyton Manning used to start being stand up.

Odd that you had a phone put in the Chinese. Solinsky was there. He used to do stand up comedy. And Howie Mandela was also that night at the Saget. Yeah, yeah, yeah. He was there a lot.

Um, I mean, Jim Carrey, it was really, I, at the time you didn't really realize how special it was. Yeah. And as you look back now, you think, wow, the eighties were, that was the really the beginning of the wave for standup comedy in the clubs. That was it. You know, that boom of comedy clubs everywhere.

Right. And now everybody's doing standup. I, you know, I see people that I've never even heard of before that are doing a Netflix special. Well, everybody can check you out, for more dates. You're going to be in Grand Rapids, Michigan, November 10th and 11th, the Park Theater in Park Theater in Holland, Michigan, November 12th, uh, at Kevin underscore Neil and on Twitter at kevinneeland on Instagram and start next Tuesday. We're all books are required.

You can preorder right now. I exaggerate my brushes with fame, some fantastic caricatures and great stories and always appreciated. Kevin, good to see you anytime, anytime. And you know, and the mug and the popcorn is yours to keep. No, that's the way I go. They told you I like to give away cash. Popcorn I can keep.

You can. Yeah. That's right. Kevin Nealon right here on the rich eyes and show.

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Net slash rich radio. Yesterday, Ryan Fitzpatrick of Amazon prime video now came on this show and said to him, Tom Brady looks disinterested playing football. Ben Roethlisberger, we played the soundbite from his podcast that I did not know that he was actually endeavoring. Is it called footballing? Is that what it is? Yeah. How do you say it?

I turned to my East coast keystone state friend. It's spelled F O O T B A H L I N. So it's like footballing. Is that how it is? Is that how it sounds?

Someone from Pittsburgh would say? Footballing. Is that what it is? That's the name of the pod. He said that Brady looks unhappy out there.

I'm paraphrasing. He just looks, doesn't look like he's having fun. He just looks like he doesn't want to be there.

I think that's what he said, right? Looks like he doesn't want to be there. Last time, Ryan Fitzpatrick said he thought this of Brady was 2019, which turned out to be his last year in New England. We all know he won the super bowl the next year. So does that mean he already realizes the end has arrived?

He doesn't want to like, he could wave a wand and he'll know more football. Tom Brady asked today about retirement. Getting ready for Carolina. Maybe he's feeling great about himself because it's Carolina Panthers, currently number one on the clock. Tom Brady had this answer.

There's been a couple of national talking heads speculating that, you know, Tom is not even going to finish out this season. And I've tried to like say that it's got to be crazy. I mean, we're here all the time.

Can you clarify? Well, that's really why I'm here. I'm here to announce finally, you guys pushed me to the brink and, uh, no, I think, you know, I think a lot of it for me is just us going out there to, you know, I love the sport and I love the teammates and, and, uh, you know, I want to go do a great job for this team. Like I always have.

So no retirement in my future. Thank you guys. Appreciate it.

Appreciate it. There you go. By the way, who are the pundits nationally that's saying he might not even finish the season?

Who's that? I haven't heard that at all, but that one's new to me. Something that that reporter made up. Exactly. I mean, come on.

I gave you the one that was on our show yesterday. And then the soundbite we then been played from Ben Roethlisberger yesterday. Neither of them are thinking that he's going to not finish the season. I haven't heard anybody say that, but it did elicit a soundbite that we did just play of him saying no retirement is imminent. What percentage point zero, what percentage would you put at this being his last year ever? I would, uh, it depends on how the season ends, right?

Does it? Well, I mean, you're saying if he wins the Superbowl and that, that, that makes it seem more of him. He's had two chances to quit recently after winning a Superbowl and didn't do it. So he wins, he's done the two being what the one after the Superbowl, the one in 2018, when they beat the Rams, could have retired then.

And then two years ago when they went with the Bucks, he could have retired again and didn't. He just keeps coming back. So why would we think this would be his last Terminator? Look, without getting into anything personal, I'm just saying. I know, I know. All I know is, you know, um, he can still do it at a high level. Right.

So why should he stop? Just on that alone. Okay. On that alone.

But clearly there are other circumstances. He's a, he's a 45 year old man with a lot of ish going on. Right. So I don't know what the, what, what, what everything all in together is causing him to maybe not want to do it anymore.

Right. Or give off the impression what Ryan Fitzpatrick would say he looks disinterested. I don't think he looks disinterested. I think, I think what he, no, what I think he looked, I don't think he's disinterested. Disinterested means disinterested means that he'd rather not be there. Right.

Right. Which is what Roethlisberger, they're kind of saying the same thing, but they're saying different things. He, what he looks like to me when I'm watching him play is, and this is a word I very rarely have ever said about him. He looks defeated, stressed out.

No defeated. He looks defeated to me. Like he knows the guys up front are not guys that are, I mean, he wouldn't say this publicly, but he did kind of say to his guys, you're better than this, you know, embarking at them last week.

That's what he looks like to me. He looks like to me that he, he knows at least at this point in time of the season, the horses aren't there. He knows what the horses need to look like. He knows he's run many races. He's won many races.

Okay. So I'm, I'm saying that's what he looks like to me. And through that comes the joylessness that people might interpret as disinterest. I don't think he is disinterested at all. I think he's very interested in winning and I think he's beyond interested in winning.

I think he's beyond committed to winning, but I think he knows what time it is up front. And what's up front is for him, too many defenders coming at him. And he knows what's outside and what he's had outside and what he's had in his huddle. He misses Gronk. He misses a third wide receiver like Antonio Brown. And he misses the protection up front and he knows it. I don't think he goes to sleep thinking this defense isn't going to get me where I need to go.

I don't think he thinks that at all. They still win the south, right? They have to.

I don't know. Can they? I think they win this week and they're four and three and then in comes Baltimore on a short week. And you know, Kaleis Campbell's a very large determined man standing right over the moon and the rest of that defense.

They can hunt. Jason Pierre Paul knows all about taking Tom Brady out. He doesn't make the playoffs, does he retire? You know what, there's too much speculation about what he's going to do and what he's not going to do and the only one who knows it is the guy who just spoke and we're all just guessing and throwing darts, all of us are. You know, and I'm even uncomfortable sitting here speculating about what is in his intention and in his mind and his heart, but I don't believe he's disinterested. He's going through it, man.

Like he's going through. I've never been married. Oh, well, I mean, you want to talk about that. I'm talking about football. Yeah, but you can't separate those two things.

I would say I've never gone through a divorce, but I don't know how you can if your heart, if your heart is hurting, man, if your heart is hurt, your heart's hurt and it's going to come through. And I don't know if anyone's taking that into consideration. You know, we're all making, not we all, but people making jokes about his situation. That's got to wear on them.

Like I said, I've never been there personally, but I've been close to people. He's, he's, he is not disinterested in football. He's not disinterested in his teammates.

He's not dis- I think that's a, and that's why I've kind of raised my eyebrows. Like, hey, Ryan Fitzpatrick knows how to play quarterback and he knows how to play quarterback for a long time in this league. And, you know, and he views what Brady's doing is disinterested. I look at it as a guy who knows what it takes to win and deep down, he feels he doesn't have it right now. And he's going through this right now, hoping that he does have it. Don't forget that team was right around 500 when they lost to Kansas City on the Sunday of Thanksgiving week in the year that they won it all.

They just turned it on. But he did have, you know, he did have Gronk and he did have better protection up front and he did have better weapons than he's currently going into battle with. I mean, Julio Jones just, you can't count on him right now.

Russell Gage I had is one of my top five under the radar acquisitions. I don't know what's going on. He's not, it's not clicking.

It's not fitting. So, I mean, he seemed very jovial today and smiling and saying, you know, no retirement on the horizon. But, you know, I know, and that'll be a headline.

That's what kind of got our attention. But that was in response to a question that put out some supposed national punditry that I've not heard. And we're in the business of national punditry. I haven't heard anybody say that Brady's not going to finish the season.

Like what? Like he's going to leave in the middle of the season? Yeah, I haven't heard that. That's absurd.

That's absurd. Him, however, not returning is not. So to answer your, it's a very long-winded answer to your question about what percentage I would put at it. I would say it's better than 50-50 that he's going to retire. I mean, he's got a 375 million, he's got a 37 and a half million dollar a year gig waiting for him once he's finished, if that's really what he would like to do. You know, and that does involve a lot of travel.

That's weekends away every single weekend. I know, but I mean, but if he wants to be around, I know that, but if he wants to be around, that's not it. You do what Manning's doing, which is still being involved, calling games for your own production company in your own basement. That's a win.

You want to hang and put a win on a board, that's a W. Eli more so because Peyton actually has to go somewhere. Does he? That's not in his house?

I don't believe. Is that why Peyton's always eating on the air and Eli isn't? Yeah. I think, I don't know, but I'm pretty sure I heard him say that it's not his house.

It's like a local studio. But Eli goes right downstairs. That's the best. You can't, trust me. Eli's got a simulator in his house.

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Elizabeth the First, the podcast, wherever you listen. Back here on The Rich Eisen Show, TJ Jefferson still hasn't renamed his team. The draft is 12 hours old, 15 hours old. And when do games start? When do we actually start the league? Next week, right?

We're not starting this week. Am I wrong? No, that's right. It's okay.

Okay. Coop got Kyrie Irving, so he named his team the United States of Flat America. I'm like, okay, what's that for? He goes, Kyrie Irving thinks the world is flat, dad.

Even an 11-year-old knows that. Is he fine with that? Is he cool with that, Kyrie? Does he or does he care? Doesn't care. 11-year-olds know he thinks the world is flat. Doesn't care.

I'm playing Coop week one. My son gets an A in geography. Well, he knows that because you've told him. No, I haven't. I have said zero to him about Kyrie Irving and the earth being flat.

Zero. Now, his mom may have. I don't know. I mean, come on.

It's entirely possible Suzy has. Kids ain't picking this stuff up just on their own. How do you know? Because most, that's not how kids work, man.

They're on screen all the time. The guy with no kids. That's how kids work. Exactly. Yeah, because I haven't been around hundreds of them. Excuse me. He's friends with Handy Manny, okay?

He's friends with a man who has delighted millions of children. That is factual. How about East Coast Adjacent? You can do that. Yeah, why don't you name your team East Coast Adjacent? How about I name my team Deez?

I'm gonna go in and name your team. Did you get that from Smich? Did he text that to you too? Yeah, he did.

What? He's texting both of us. You should rename his team East Coast Adjacent. Tell Smich if you've got something to say to text me, okay? No, he'd rather tell us than us tell the world. Yeah, because you think you're making me look bad or something, but you're really stupid with this argument. You're doing a good job making yourself look bad by getting butthurt over this. Am I getting butthurt, Chris?

Yeah, you are. You've been very aggressive. We said, when are you going to name your team? I'm black, all right? This is how we talk.

Many of you guys don't understand. Black people, we talk with more emotion, okay? Like, you guys think I get butthurt, but I don't. This is just the way I speak.

Italians and Jews do that too. Yeah, and no one, I don't ever hear you calling my Zach. I'm with TJ. I want to ask him if he's butthurt. We ask Mike if he's butthurt all the time.

I get butthurt all the time. Fish McWilliams over there. He wasn't here that day, so he doesn't.

See, look at him. He's so... What are you going to name your team, TJ? TJ, don't do it.

I'm not naming it, no. Honestly, the draft ended around 8.30, 9 o'clock Pacific Coast time last night. It's almost noon the next day, and it's still TBD.

When are you going to do it? TJ's doing a decision show like Jordan. It's named, it's now your team's name is TBD. It is staying TBD. That's not keeping. Chris, that was my goal. That was your goal? This entire time. I want you to keep your team that way.

I want you to keep your team that way. You act like I'm 11, and you can, like, play mind games with me. No, I'm not. Yeah, oh, no, I'm not. Says you. That sounds like you. No, I'm not. Says you. Whatever you're saying bounces off me and sticks to you. No, I'm not. I'm rubber, you're glue.

That's right. You guys are, this is why I can't be part of leagues with you guys. Please, we don't want you anyway. You don't care about it.

TJ, now I'm with you. I would be butthurt about it. You don't care about the NBA. No, I don't. I'm not an NBA guy. You don't care. I like college basketball.

You don't care about it. You like college basketball? Why do you like college basketball? I love college basketball. What do you love about college basketball?

Because we beat Michigan last year. He just goes back to trolling. He goes back to trolling. He doesn't talk about the future of the game. He's a troll.

He doesn't talk about it. If I can admit it, TJ might not be butthurt, but I am a troll. I'll admit it.

I'm the king of the trolls. I don't care. Brockman hates me for that though.

It's a little weirder. I don't like you because you don't stop talking. You look like you're about to change the subject. No, I'm trying to figure out if I can change TJ's team name. Oh, he's trying to use his league manager tools.

Look at Adam Silver over there. If my team name gets touched, then that's some type of violation. So therefore, I will not take part in this league.

TJ. Oh, oh, that's the ultimate hurt. You can't go into F with somebody's team. I am quitting the league. That is the ultimate butthurt fantasy. How would you act like you're above things, right? But if somebody did some stuff to you, I quit a league.

I've never, I can't do it. So everyone just relax. All right, we need to change.

It can't be done. We need to change the stuff. I have one last question and then we can change the subject.

When are you changing the team? You know what? Maybe you guys can help me with a name. All right.

Cause I have, I have five names that I'm trying to pick from. So what hurts? Uh, no, the butthurt is going to be you after Ohio state waxes.

Michigan. We're going to be honest about something, but you were going to be butt hurt, rich. Because sports don't affect me the way that it affects you. Okay. So we're going to talk about butt hurt.

Let that happen. Am I wrong? Am I wrong? This guy, we're having fun that he's bringing real life to me. Well, cause sometimes real realism needs to be addressed. It doesn't have anything to do with what we're talking about. Play that role. Say you're not butt hurt by actually acting like you've been butt hurt for like five straight minutes.

It's okay. I honestly don't care. I don't know why we're wasting time on this. I don't think we're wasting time.

I think this is an absolutely perfect use of rich odds and show property. I think roku joe was pretty upset right now. parallel bank carol looked amazing last night.

Can we all agree with that? He did something like Lebron was the last one to come out of the game. His debut was better than Lebron stat line wise, but yeah, nobody's done it since. He had 27, 9, and 5 last night. Pretty good. How about that?

It's parallel bound carol. Do you have him on your team? How did it just get brought up like better than Lebron? He had a better debut than Lebron. I know. It's just funny that that's like people on twitter was like. I mean yeah exactly. Zion, how about Zion? Every number one draft pick on earth that's ever happened. It's like we're how about Zion going into Brooklyn guys? How about that? I was very shocked that the pelicans waxed the nets like that.

Where you know? Kind of. Oh man you got so many guys you could play their names off of. You got Luca? You're gonna name your team after Luca? I could name my team.

Are you feeling Luca punk? I could. I could do that. Okay. You know I could go grin and go Barrett. Oh that's good. Uh grin and go. That's really that's really good. Squid squid dame instead of squid.

You could have avoided all the awkward. Hold on by the way. Hold on. I got I didn't get a chance to. I got the problem. TJ like so many teams that he has.

No that has zero to do with it. So you're gonna name it multiple names. Signed to a maxi contract right? I got Mitchell Robinson. So what does that make my team name? Here's to you Mitchell Robinson. You can't name a fantasy basketball team after Mitchell Robinson. Who says you can't?

You can't. Is there is that written? Is there written? Not when you've got Jamal Murray, Gobert. Come on.

There are better players. It doesn't matter. It's about the name.

Here's Robinson. That's a great name. I love how the fact that you get mad that I don't have a name then I'm giving you names and you're trying to tell me why I can't name my team.

You're just upset because I got Kawhi. TJ I changed the name every week now. I do it every week. I might Mike because I've got 10 of them. I did have to explain to Cooper.

I would do it the whole season. What Carver High was? Better Call Paul. Because there's a Carver High Booster Club.

Whose team name is that? Better Call Paul. Does that work for you Rich? Better Call Paul. You just asked me beforehand.

I've been like yeah I got a bunch of names. You know what I'm saying? Choose one is all we're saying. You guys.

I want one. There's 19 weeks in our regular season. Yes.

I want 19 different. Yeah that's probably where I'm heading. It's all TBD right now guys. Yeah for sure.

And you gotta have like a like a what do you call it? Jordan decision. Yeah for sure. This NFL season every Westwood One NFL broadcast streams live for free Mondays, Thursdays, Sunday nights, Thanksgiving and Christmas triple headers. The international series in every postseason game. Yes tonight's game. Thursday night football on Westwood One. Hey you know what?

And you can watch it right here on Roku on Prime Video. You know the last time the Cardinals won a home game. Last time they won a home game?

That's been a while. Last year. Eight straight losses at home.

No way. It was a losing streak that began on that Thursday night loss that gave them their first loss of the season last year to Green Bay. That week eight.

That was there. That was a week eight loss on Thursday night football. They were the last remaining undefeated team last year at 7-0.

Packers beat them and they haven't won at home since. Andy Dalton has lost 11 straight primetime games. Something's gotta give.

Or not. Tie? If we get a tie tonight with like one touchdown. For Al Michaels sake. You know because Kirk Herbstree can't you know say anything.

He's new to the NFL. He's gotta you know. I mean Al can't come in and go this game.

These guys. Al told Dan Snyder to sell the team last week. He can do whatever he wants. He essentially did.

He did. Yeah. So there's your thing. Obama, Al Michaels and then who's the athlete? Remember we were going Reagan, Vince Scully, Bowe. We were trying to figure out what the new thing with that would be.

So Obama, Al would have to be your announcer. I don't know. Right? I guess. Very good. I mean put Brady in the booth. I'm taking the Cardinals tonight.

You have to. I think I'm taking the Cardinals tonight. Dee Hopps back. You know what the you know Zach Ertz by the way leads all NFC tight ends and catches.

I mean he's still going to be there. Dee Hopps back. Is Conger playing this one? Eno Benjamin by the way does a it sounds like one of those guys who does a great set at the Comedy Store right? Ladies and gentlemen. Who opened for Eno Benjamin tonight? And that was James Connor.

Ladies and gentlemen. Kevin Nealon. Thanks to Kevin Nealon for being here. Greatly appreciate him and Al Leiter for calling in and then that was great with Bo Jackson. If you missed it we're about to re-air on the Roku channel and of course there is the Rich Eisen Show collection on the Roku channel.

You can hit those videos. There's our YouTube page as well. Tomorrow's show Chip Kelly. UCLA football. Ryan Phillippe in studio. Rokan Smith of the Bears. Robert Sala who put his cards on the table of the New York Jets. He will be on that show on Friday and that show is this show.

We'll wrap it up in a moment on Roku. Hey gents let's talk Halloween for a second. What is your favorite Halloween memory?

One time I saw Nightmare Before Christmas performed live at the Hollywood Bowl. Walking with your kids. It felt so magical. And after they've got their candy and they walk away. So pure. The dad inside the house is handing you a beer. My dad when I get home he would have me like empty out all the candy to make sure that it's safe and it wasn't until I was about 35 that I realized what's he was just eating my candy.

Rude. What's your favorite Halloween costume? One year I was Matthew McConaughey's character from Dazed and Confused. One year I was like I would like to be roadkill. The Halloween costume was a plastic smock and then a really scratchy plastic mask.

I mean you was styling if you had one of those. Aquaman. The plastic mask cutting into your eyes and then you get that little hole in the mouth to breathe through all night long. What's your favorite Halloween candy? What's your favorite candy Mandy? Oh that rhymes. Anything Reese's Snickers bars. It's all the food groups. You've got caramel.

Yes. Candy corn. Me too. Wait really? I'm one of the small percent of people who actually really enjoys candy corn.

It's a bad rap. Thank you so much everyone. Happy Halloween. Happy Halloween from the Cumulus Podcast Network.

Make sure to subscribe and follow us at slash Cumulus Podcast. Candy corn is terrible. It's atrocious.

It shouldn't be allowed. It's not a candy. Oooh. Happy Halloween.
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