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Coming up from Prime Video's Nanny, actor Sinquah Wall. And now, it's Rich Eisen. All right everybody, hour number three of the Rich Eisen Show is on the air and we have World Cup Soccer. Semifinals. France and Morocco just touched a football. First touch. First touch. We are in the first minute and there is a ball bouncing around and here is a pass.
Imagine if I did this for the next down. Would Fox call and complain? I could call some people express written consent of FIFA. Ah yeah, they're passing it.
They're dribbling. Is soccer broadcast on the radio? Of course.
What are you kidding? I know, but it's not like hockey on the radio when there's constant action. Have you ever listened to golf on the radio?
I have actually. Golf. The shot is away. The putt is away. I'd rather listen to soccer and radio more than that. You see a commercial where Boban's calling the basketball game and he's like, he dribbles.
He dribbled. I like it. I'm into Boban anywhere. By the way, Coop loves, my youngest son loves himself some Kevin Harlan.
He just sticks. Oh, he's great. You know how I feel about Candace Parker. She is a dynamite broadcaster. I love listening to her. Her and Reggie and Kevin Harlan on TNT last night for the Celtics and the Lakers. Great listen.
I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed the three-man booth because it meant less Reggie Miller talking. I know you don't like Reggie. Reggie calling the fadeaway jumper that did nothing but hit net to tie the game at the end of regulation last night in Los Angeles. Him calling it straight butter really brought a smile to my face. It was a nice Stuart Scott shout out, but it was also appropriate. It was a straight butter and I'll say this, I know this is a very thin limb going out, but this MVP award is Tatum's to lose at this point. It is his to lose.
I think on December 14th, yeah. It is his to lose. How am I, I know this is a touchy subject, TJ. I'm sorry because.
I mean, you say you're sorry and yet every day you do something to kind of touch me. But this is a fact. I mean, Jason Tatum is the MVP of the association for him to lose at this point in time and he is just amazing and Jalen Brown, the two of them can finish and the two of them can crush it and the two of them are just a dynamite duo.
Just they are great. And we're doing it all without Robert Williams right now, without our best defensive player. You saw last night that when there is an individual like Anthony Davis, and I know he's a unicorn, but they had no answer for him.
There was no answer for him. That's why the Lakers went on. And it was amazing how it took so long for the Lakers to finally put their stamp on the game, which they did with an insane run to go. The game was over and then suddenly they go on a fourth quarter run where the, what was it, 31 to five at one point in time? Yeah, the Celtics were up 81-61 and then all of a sudden the Lakers are up 13.
They didn't have an answer. They had no answer for Anthony Davis and they were playing small ball, like Grant Williams was at one point leaning on him. Which makes what happened in overtime so confusing. Davis literally got one touch in the five minute overtime. Well, it shouldn't have gone to overtime. And the momentum shifted in that game when the Lakers went up 13 and the Celtics hit a three and LeBron just inbound to the ball by throwing it right to Marcus Smart, who lays it in. It was a 5-0 run in a span of three seconds. Lakers snapped off a timeout. It was an eight point game and then suddenly six and then suddenly five. Anthony Davis missed two free throws. And Tatum just doesn't miss.
12 in the fourth quarter for Tatum. He's so remarkably good. He's the MVP of this league. I'm calling that shot now. I would, he's definitely the favorite right now, isn't he?
I'm checking. The best player on the team with the best record. As you mentioned that. And the Lakers. Yeah, he's the favorite right now. He's plus 250. Giannis is three to one.
Luca plus 350. Oh yeah, I mean. And then it kind of falls off and Bede next to 10-1, Curry 15-1. France is already up 1-0 in the fifth minute. Oh, we missed it.
Oh, that's all right. I'm watching you guys, talking to you guys. And so scoring, was it Mbappe? No. And I know you're doing that because what, you are, you bet him to score?
I got a little pile of action. So if the Lakers get, what'd they get? About nine, they got just shy of 90 points from Davis, LeBron, and Russell Westbrook, who is playing great, who had a double-double as he had 20 points, 14 rebounds last night. They get that and they still lose at home? I mean, how do you, at what point are they going to win? You know, I mean, they don't have the depth.
They just have the three guys and they just don't have the depth. I don't know how, they got what they needed last night in terms of also a huge lead at home. And I guess you could say they tangled with the best team in the NBA and you could take it, take that away from them, but from the game, or you could take that from the game, can't take that away from them. But I don't know where the Lakers go from here and, you know, Darvin Ham let the, let LeBron try and win the game and let the time wind down and LeBron took a terrible shot. I mean, just a terrible shot after Tatum made that straight butt a turnaround jumper. He wanted to win it and I guess Ham is, doesn't feel, I don't know, you let your guy win it.
But man, I guess next time that happens, you just pop off that timeout. And they're only two and a half games behind the Warriors for the 10 spot. Like, they're still right there.
They're within striking distance. If they can make a move or two. What move are they going to make? I'll tell you what, the move that they certainly aren't going to make now is Russ, right? I mean- Probably not. Or has Russ played himself into being a commodity that you'd want to acquire?
Either way. I mean, there's been a lot of rumors about Anthony Davis too, is now the time to trade him because his value will never be better. And you can get some of those draft picks back.
You can get some young players back, but then that obviously doesn't fit with what LeBron wants, which is let's win now. I'm here right now. I don't care about the future.
I'm not going to be here in 2029. Let's win right now. Pelicans are feeling pretty good about themselves, aren't they?
I mean, that team is low key a title contender. Zion's next on the list on MVP. He's fifth. You could get him at 20 to one.
It's sneaky good value because we see what this guy is and the potential that we all thought and hoped, but injuries kind of limited what we saw from him. And now we're getting the full package from Zion. West is wide open since Chris Paul came back. The wheels have fallen off the Suns wagon a little bit.
I don't know what happened right there. Lost five in a row. Eight and got hurt last night.
He had to come out of the game. Grizzlies are hot. Grizzlies are starting to get hot again. And then in the East, it's the Celtics and the Bucks world. And can the Nets get it together to crash that party? Can the Sixers get it together? And I guess that's the way you're looking at is we're a week away from their de facto quarter post point of the season.
Christmas around the corner. Well, we're a third of the way through it, Rich. I mean, we're already at the 30 game mark, so. And one thing about the Lakers really quickly, they're one and four their last five. But if you watch the games, you'll see A.D. missed those two foul shots yesterday. Should have given the Lakers the win. And on Friday against the Sixers, he missed two foul shots.
They could have won the game. And over time, she's looking at a three and two stretch instead of the one and one for that. I guess to use the phrase of another goat who's, you know, towards the end. Brady referring to the Bucks as a yeah, but team. Yeah, but yeah, but yeah, but. So in the last five games, it's a lot of yeah, but but at least last five.
Yeah, foul line. The first the first 20 games was just a lot of but. Now, at least there's a yeah, you know, definitely playing better.
Yeah, dude. But Davis, LeBron. Westbrook, almost 90 combined points last night. That's what you're you get that from from your three.
You should come out with the win. But Tatum, man. Hurts. Wow.
And Jalen Brown, I guess you got to say them in the same breath. You have to say them in the same breath. It's a Wednesday on the Rich Eisen Show. You know what that means? Oh, it's Wednesday. You know what that means? It's power rankings. Yeah. All right, here we go.
I need NFL Films music. Oh, you got 15 going into week 14, going to week 15. It's why I guess week 15. Power rankings. Screw it.
That's what I'm going to call it. Titans are out. Titans are off my list.
Normally, you know, team was three in a row. They go up a couple of spots in your power ranking. Make fun all you want.
Make fun all you want. These are my power rankings. There are many others like it, but this one is mine. Number 10, down two spots, the Miami Dolphins. I can't quit them just yet. I can't quit them. They're hanging on to my top 10 power rankings. Yeah, they're fixing to go. You know what?
It's salty to a man. Show up. Show up and just start flinging around. The offensive line, that's what Louis Riddick said yesterday, that the offensive line is just not doing its job.
The run game has disappeared, totally disappeared. And you got to get somehow, someway, Jalen Waddle involved. Certainly if Hill is banged up.
What a huge game on Saturday night. Dolphins at Bill's in the cold, but they're cold, period. They're down two spots. They're number 10 on my list. And on the list, above them, new to the list. I don't think I've had them on the list all year long, but I'm putting the Los Angeles Chargers on the list right now. That's where I've got them. You just made the list.
Yes, they did. Justin Herbert and whatever the hell, this whole social media, you know, quarterback thing. I don't know.
I don't get it. I don't understand it, but he's along with Williams and Keenan Allen and Eckler. And if they can protect and have those guys healthy, that's a hell of an offense that can put up points. And if they get Bosa back and Derwin James comes back and they can get fully healthy going into December, I'd love to just see what this team can do, fully healthy with a head of steam, as opposed to constantly stepping all over themselves.
So I'm kind of excited for you, powder blue fans out there charge. Indeed, they're on the list for the first time. Number nine up two spots because I needed to drop the dolphins down too. I'm so nervous and concerned about this team, but the Ravens are still on this list because they have one of the best defenses in the NFL. I'm looking at all the numbers in advance of the Ravens and the Browns since Roquan Smith came aboard. This defense is only surpassed only surpassed in all statistics that can measure great defenses by the 49ers. The Ravens are that good. They are that good on that side of the ball. They've got a championship quality defense. If JK Dobbins and Gus Edwards can be that two-headed monster that they can be, get Lamar back. I don't know who the hell is going to catch the ball at the wide receiver spot. But still, if you're taking on the Baltimore Ravens on a football Saturday, like the Browns are this week on NFL network or a Sunday or a Monday or Thursday, you better bring your lunch pail and they're number eight on my list.
No change. The Vikings stay like before at seven. I know that they lost to the Lions.
I get it. And that you're looking at the Lions and you're thinking, well, the Vikings are proving that they got all of that. How about the Lions are just frigging good right now? And the Vikings came within one score of them. And Justin Jefferson put up 200. OK. And Cousins put up 400.
And Cook is still Cook and Big Z still Big Z. And they're still seven. They're a 10-win team for a reason. And I still got them at seven. And I haven't beaten the Colts this weekend to kick off the NFL Network triple header and clinching the NFC North. They're seven.
Number six, down two spots. I'm sorry, man. You cannot go in to a game at home against a one win team and show up thinking that you're the varsity and nearly losing the game and nearly you got to pull a 98 yarder out of your orifice to win. I'm sorry, man. Something on fire over here. I'm sorry.
I'm sorry. And then in turn. And so you get a demerit for the week. That's ridiculous.
You get a demerit for the week. Let's see you take on the Jacksonville Jaguars and show that you're the varsity and puff your chest out and say, OK, that team thinks it's arriving. That team has got a locker room that's believing.
We spoke to the coach yesterday and Doug Peterson. That team is not all that. We're the Dallas Cowboys, and we're going to still have a shot at winning this division in the one seed. See you out. And the reason why I put them at six is because I believe if they played a game this week against all the top five, they would lose number five on this list. Correct.
Number five on my list up a spot. I think Joe Burrow walks into Dallas right now. Joe Burrow puts it on him. Then we put it on them already. I'm just saying to you what happened in the beginning of the season and now are two totally different stories. The rubber is meeting the road and the Cincinnati Bengals are a top five team in the NFL like I suspected they could be still.
And like I believed that they would be and I've been talking about for six some odd eight weeks. Didn't get off them when they were owing to didn't jump off the ship when they lost to the Browns in a disheartening fashion on Halloween night. But that's the last time they lost. And I think if the Bengals walk into Dallas or Dallas goes into the jungle, they lose that football game because the Bengals are all that. The 49ers are up one spot. This quarterback with this offense and all the weapons around him and Dallas going into that spot with the defense the way that it's looking, I don't think they win that game either. And I say to the 49ers faithful, I say to the 49ers faithful, you're going to have a good Thursday night. I believe it.
I think the 49ers win that game. I think Purdy still does what he's doing. And this defense is championship quality. And the fact that they get Deebo back too, they think before the end of the regular season.
I don't know, man. It's optimistic. I know. But the fact that he's not gone means I'm still keeping them as a powerful team in my power rankings. And then the final three are no change. I keep the Bills at three and I keep the Chiefs at two. Again, I know that the Bills beat the Chiefs, but right now, if they play each other, I think the Chiefs win it. And then number one, do you know Jalen Hurts currently has the second most first down runs in the NFL? The second most amount of runs in the NFL to convert a first down. Jalen Hurts, not a running back.
Jalen Hurts and he leads the league in passer rating too. This is insane what we're watching him do right now. And the defense is terrific. And they are beginning to maul people. They are beginning to come for your souls is a phrase I continue to use on this program when I think a team is ready to beat you and beat you up and spit you out. They're playing right now the way that the Bills did in the first four, six weeks of the season, which was demoralize you.
Don't just beat you, but leave you in a fetal position begging for for mercy. And the Philadelphia Eagles are coming in Chicago. We'll see if they can if they can win a game that they're supposed to and going away. To be quite honest with you, they're number one on my power rankings.
So there you have it. Cowboys are down two spots, but I think they lose to the Bengals, Niners, Bills, Chiefs and Eagles if they play them right now. I think they beat up the Vikings, Ravens, Chargers and Dolphins, which is why I think I got them perfectly spotted at six. Just depends what Dak we get. You get bad Dak like we saw against the Texans.
Yes, you can say that about me. I guess you could say that about any quarterback with the exception of if you get bad Mahomes. You're going to you're going to beat the Chiefs. I think they can kind of overcome that.
We haven't seen what a bad hurts kind of looks like this year, except against Washington, would you say? Right. They won the turnover battle, which is what Lewis Riddick talked about. Pushback. Go ahead. You have the floor.
I'll give it to you. Do you think you think you beat all the teams that are above you? Unlike you, when I do my list, this is your list. This is how you feel.
So I'm not, I can't push back on your opinion. No, I understand it. So what's your list? Where do you have the Cowboys?
Number one, of course. What are you talking about? Oh, come on now. Embrace it. Embrace it. Embrace it. Embrace it. Embrace it. After yesterday, it's like apparently my white board, like just invokes rage on people. So embrace it. Embrace it.
Of course. You don't invoke rage. Well, you said that yesterday. Rage? I wasn't raging. Not you, but you said people hate cowboy fans and then you use my grease board. You provoked disdain. Which I find funny because all I do, Mike, is I hold up a grease board and yet you got some fan bases who I don't know, like to pretend like they're Batiste them, power bomb people through tables.
And that's cute. But cowboy fans say, how about them Cowboys? And all of a sudden we're the worst. Cowboys are up there with the one that's like hated.
They're like the Yankees. Can I tell you guys about a wild, Chris, I think I'll almost text you this morning about this. What if this happens? Oh, yes. Okay. Now we all realize this, right?
I think everyone, America. Before you go down this road, is this going to require a few minutes? Cause we got our, our next guest coming in.
Super quick. Okay. And we all know that the Cowboys are going to win the Superbowl this year.
I think we all know that. But let's just say the Cowboys, for some reason, don't win the Superbowl. I think Jerry signs, Tom Brady next year, hottest of hot takes super hot. Why would Tom want to go there? Because I don't know if you could win a Superbowl with the Cowboys. So I don't know.
Like I said, I was just thinking it was like, that's the most random weird thing. You're in a deck boat right now. That's it. You were sinking or swimming.
You were sailing or you are docking. I don't think it's going to happen. I just said, that's just some hot take that popped into my head. I mean, if you want to talk about Brady's next destinations, you, again, you hear nothing but rumors that McDaniels and the previous administration weren't all in on Derek Carr or still aren't. And it'd be fascinating to me if they cut bait on Derek Carr, just when Devante Adams shows up to say, I want to play with my old college teammate. And the answer is like, it's too bad.
Hope you enjoyed one year with him. But here's Tom. Well, I mean, if they say here's Tom Brady, I think, I think that might, but then, then he could also sit here and go, well, what about the three to four years after that?
You know, again, when you sign Tom Brady, you are, you're pausing, if not cutting bait on your entire quarterback plan. Yep. Okay. Right.
This is a one off or a two off. I don't think it's going to be a three off like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have with Tom. I don't think he's going to play till 50.
I think at some point you're already seeing some, and I dare I say it, diminishing returns. And I should also say this, the fact that Brady was handed an intercepted ball by Dre Greenlaw and asked to have it signed, will you sign it? And the fact that he goes, no problem. Have you seen the NFL films footage of him getting his ass beat in San Francisco in front of a hundred family members and friends and him being as, you know, as accommodating to, went up to everybody afterwards to say, great job, good game, good luck the rest of the way. All the Niners were coming up and just paying homage, which was great. I intercepted this ball.
Would you mind signing it? I mean, that was a great move on his part. At any rate, I just bring this up to say, when you sign Brady, you are, you are stopping your plan. Dak, and there's no stopping the Dak plan. You're paying him 40 million bucks. Like I said, I was just thinking of like, what's a super hot take.
And then, and then the other spot people are mentioning ours is San Francisco. I don't, I don't even know if they would do that. I've heard Patriots rumors.
I've heard that one too, Chris. Like he might go back home. But why would he do that though? I mean, you're not winning the super bowl in his 46. He's got, he's got a closing window.
He's got to go to a spot where he would win. Let's take a break. Sinquah Walls, the actor in the new film Nanny, which is available for streaming right now and also in theaters.
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See terms and learn more at discover.com slash online privacy protection. Our radio audience just returned. You saw a clip of Sinkwa Walls who plays Malik, a doorman who's all over the nanny in this movie, The Nanny. Is that one way I can put it right there? I mean, he makes sure that the elevator goes up and the elevator goes down. Okay, very good. How did you prepare for this role, Sinkwa Walls?
My gosh. You just go to random apartment buildings. Oh, yeah.
How did I research this role? Well, living in New York for a long time at a time, I had a lot of doormen started asking a lot of questions. I watched how they would have, you know, the side eye and what they would really pay attention to. Yeah. And so it became really organic.
No, I don't know. But the parent, the parents of the kid involved, there's something going on with it, with them. And that's part of the intrigue of this film. The whole intrigue is that there's a, there's a good fusion again of like horror suspense thriller. There's an infusion of like the African folklore that comes from Nikyatu Jusu being so aware of it. And that becomes The Haunting.
So what she does really well is she pulls on her cultural experiences and awareness to make The Haunting so real in current time. Okay. And again, Nanny is in theaters now available for streaming this Friday.
And another film that's coming out for you, you you are playing the Wesley Snipes character in the remake of White Man Can't Jump. That is correct. That is correct. I've been no pressure there.
No pressure, all the pressure. Only, only thing that I've heard is that, you know, I happen to be a better basketball player than Wesley. That's something that I think I can confirm.
Okay. Who's telling you this, Sinkwa Wallace? Everyone else that knew Wesley. Love Wesley. He's kind of, honestly, he's one of the people that I really do look up to in this industry.
I've always said like his ability to have duality between the different films that he does, the genres of films. But when it comes to hoop. Yes.
And paying taxes. Oh, wow. But I mean, when you came strolling out here, what are you six, two, six, three, six, three.
You've got some height. Six, three. Yeah. Six, three. I don't think he's six, two, six, three.
No, but I mean, but he's got a big presence. So what is your game? I was a point guard, actually.
I was a point guard and a two guard in college. And so, you know, I do a little bit, a little bit above at USF at USF. I mean, we all know who went to USF. We know the greats, right? Right.
Bill Cartwright, Bill Russell, Casey Jones. Right. Like we know Phil Smith.
Like we know a lot of, a lot of the guys that went there. But yeah, so that's where I was confident that in the character I play in the film, Kamal Allen, that Kamal is a better basketball player. Yes. Than Sidney Dean. Okay. And what about Jack Harlow compared to Woody Harrelson? What about that? A better basketball player than Woody Harrelson. Oh, wait a second. I'm not, Hey, no shade at all.
They have, they have, they have been so kind and given us such a, like a vote of confidence and love. But you know, I had this question once before where someone had asked me, they said like, you know, it being called white man can't jump. Can Jack Harlow jump? And I was like, I don't know about all white men, but Jack Harlow can jump. He can jump. He did all his own dunking stunts. Damn. Wow.
Every single one. 10 foot rim? 10 foot rim. I got asked 10 foot rim and he checked just to make sure he wanted to make sure that people knew for sure that it was him. He's very athletic. He's a very athletic person. I would want to do my own stunts if I could dump too.
I listen, there's a, what the fans will, or the audience will come to see when they watch the film next year, there is a sequence of a play that we have where I'm standing on one end and I'm throwing around the back pass behind my back to Jack. And he has to catch it and then go dunk it. And we had to do it 11 times and Jack dunked it all 11 times. All 11 times. That's better than some slam dunk contests.
Some actual ones. Was it a replacement dunk? And it was all Jack.
And I remember looking the first time going, Whoa. And shout out, you know, shout out to what we actually had on the, on the move. We had a collection of basketball guys who were still playing overseas.
Um, we're still competing in like the drew league and things like that. And when Jack got his first dunk, everyone was like, you know, and he kind of looked at us like, don't worry. I got this another time.
And then he did it 11 other times. Damn. Yeah. Okay.
So did you play when, uh, Cinque walls again, Nanny is in theaters now available for streaming on Amazon this very Friday. Um, when you were at USFF, when you're at USF, did you play against anybody that we would know? I would say the best player that I ever played against, um, was Adam Morrison. And I, and I always say this because when people critique Adam Morrison and the, and the, and the short lived NBA career that he had, the one thing that they forget about is that I think he struggled with either diabetes or something really intricate. That was his health issue that he had to take insulin shots during the game. And I think that catered to his about his body's ability to actually like maintain through an NBA season.
Obviously being a, being a competitor in a gamer, he probably never wanted to acknowledge that. But when I look at it and I go, okay, 82 games versus 24, 32, whatever it is in college, the level of performance I saw from this man when I was in college, 44 points, 34 points, 36 points. He was a hell of a college basketball player. And he came in when he was with the Bobcats. I think his first season he averaged like 10.6 or 11 points a game.
So after that was when we saw the decline and I would have to think that that's because it's hard to modulate your health and that schedule when you also have a health deficiency. So what about your fandom? Who do you root for in basketball? Yes, sir.
I'm a Clipper fan all day. Let's go. Wow. Let's go.
By the way, my site line right here, you Sinkwa Walls, and then Rich Eisen Show, social media, Graham Maister, TJ Jefferson. Let's go, TJ. What's up? Since 1999. Since 1999, baby. Elton Brand.
Let's go. Elton Brand. The first time Lamar Odom was there. Lab City, Derek, was it Darius Miles, Quentin Richardson. We already know. We already know.
Let's go. You know, Eric Piakowski. Piakowski is shooting it up. I remember when Piakowski wasn't even shooting up.
What's the oath that he was shooting up? Oh, the three. Piakowski. It was like, what, 44 percent from the three.
I remember when he didn't go to the All-Star Game one weekend to go to Vegas with his wife and they put it on Foxport. And I was like, that's right, Piakowski. They didn't invite you.
Don't go. We had Keyon Dooling back there. He would dunk the ball and go like this.
You're legit. I'm a Clipper fan, man. Why Clipper not Laker? You know, growing up as a kid, the Lakers tickets were too expensive.
Okay. And the Coliseum would give you, you know, copy credit and a meal. They give you 10 tickets for a dollar and a hamburger. So you would go to the game and you were right, TJ. You would go to the game and root for the other team. And eventually you could become a Clipper fan. And I was like, no, I want them to win. I don't want the Bulls to win. And so I just stayed in it for years. You might have got lucky and got in the game.
You know, that's around 10 tickets, a hot dog and a hamburger. Go home happy. I'm just hoping that we get to see Kawhi and Paul George play significant action. Me too. Me too.
Me too. I remember a couple of years back when they both signed to the Clippers and I was actually doing an interview and I was like, I knew they were going to sign with the Clippers. And I was telling all my friends because I knew, you know, everyone was like Lakers, Lakers, they're going to be, they're going to go. And I was like, look, they're from a part of LA, both of them where the Lakers aren't the dominant thing in their environment. So if they do play in LA, they're coming to the Clippers.
And I knew they were coming. So I can't wait for them to actually be able to be on the court together and win some basketball and win the basketball that we know we should. I think now with Ballmer, we're starting to identify our own identity. You know, a lot of times we have been in that shadow no matter how much we've performed. And it's like, OK, that's Showtime. That's what that is. What's our brand of basketball? And as soon as the team has its own brand and its own identity, that's when it takes off.
Well, it's coming. I, you know, spend my weekends and most of my time when not here at NFL Network, which is right across the street from SoFi Stadium. Yes. And it's now across the street from this beautiful building that they're putting up right there in Inglewood. Yes. I mean, the Clippers are going to have their own home and it's going to be 21st century. You know, Ballmer's not like, yeah, let's just use a little bit less of expensive flooring. Yeah. You know, let's just try cut corners here or there. You know, he's going to build something that's insane.
Immaculate. He's competing with Mark Cuban. He's like, look, we create the finest facility. The players want to be there. Yes.
You bring in more players, you bring in more fans, bring in more audience, you bring in more folklore. Boom. OK, so one day you'll go. Promise you. Oh, listen, me and Billy Crystal and T.J. Oh, when it happens. Don't forget Lewis Gossett Jr. will be there. Right.
Will be course. You and Billy Crystal. Hold on. And in that order, Sinkwell Walls, Billy Crystal, Clipper, Darryl, T.J. Jefferson. Let's go.
So I'm going to hold you to that, too. That's a junior boy up with a tick. Say less. I don't know who else there is. Kadeem Hardison. Right. Wasn't he? Let's go.
Riley, you know, the original white man can't jump to. We're all going to be sitting courtside. Let's do it. I love it.
Hey, Sinkwell Walls, you were in one of my favorite TV shows, Friday Night Lights. Oh, yes. Yes. Yes.
Yes. How did you get that gig? How old were you? I don't even remember how old I was. I was fresh out of college. Fresh out of USF. Trying to get into acting.
Trying to get into acting. I remember at the time, actually, it was I was trying to figure out what was going to be my way in. And I had booked a couple of jobs, but this was my first actual recurring role. And if people don't know, like a recurring role is like I had a standing space on the show. You had an arc, had a story line, had a great 10 episodes, and they paid all my 10 episode bills. And I was able to be like 10 episode actor. It was awesome. And it was in Austin, Texas.
And I had never been there. And I remember at the time I was starting to audition and I was doing these workshops and I would meet casting directors and I'd I was lucky enough they'd call me in and then they'd call me back and I just stay in as long as I could. And one of the auditions happened to be Friday Night Lights. And at the time I was applying to go to grad school and I was like sitting in this space of like, OK, well, look, if I'm spending summer auditioning, doing the best I can and if I don't book a job, then I'm going to really focus on going to grad school.
And I remember sitting in like I needed some prerequisites to kind of complete everything I needed to go to grad school. And I get a call from my then manager and I walk outside and she was like, hey, you booked it. I was like, I booked what?
She's like, you booked Friday Night Lights. You leave in a week. I was like, oh, OK.
I go back in class, grab my books and the teacher and the professor is like, where are you going? I was like, not coming back. I'm out. I'm out. I'm gone. And I was in Austin, Texas, for a while.
I got a chance to learn from some really great people. Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, I mean, Taylor Kitsch, everybody. Oh, yeah. You played Jamarcus, right? Jamarcus Hall. And what was his character's story arc again? He was so at the seasons after season two, when they were transitioning players and some of the other players had graduated, he was the new running back that came in to take the place of Smash Williams.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. There was a whole my biggest part, my biggest arc on that season was that I had lit some girl's hair on fire. My parents didn't know I was playing football.
They had to come to the office. Coach had to explain to him why I wanted to play and this whole thing. Full eyes. Clear eyes, full eyes, can't lose. And I remember the funniest thing, shout out to Taylor Kitsch, because what people didn't realize, because he was such a brooding, good looking, long, flowy hair, just great stare guy, is his sense of humor. He was hilarious. So really, I come on the show and one of the things that were really supportive of was improv. And so having been a fan of the show before I was on the show, we're doing this whole huddle and Kyle's getting us all, you know, route up as players and they're like, you can throw out whatever you want. And I was like, okay, cool. So I'm thinking like, okay, I'm a show that I've been paying attention. I've been watching the show. Yeah. So I say, yeah.
Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose, coach. And Kitsch goes, that is so season two, bro. And I was like, and I look like, dang, I messed up and he's cracking up.
He's cracking up. So season two. He said, that is so season two.
Get with the times. I love that show. That show, I would watch the episodes and a great buddy of mine, Jay Stefan, Crazy Jay, he would call me up and he'd say, are you crying? And I'm like, yeah, I'm crying. He goes, man, me too. We'd be just like, yeah, we're crying. Like it was, it would really bring me to tears.
It got you invested and it did such a great job of making football a backdrop and just a gateway in so everyone could connect and be like, this is the thing. And then life happens. And that's always like some of the best stories and, and you know, the best stories were involving the coach and his daughter coach and his wife, Amy T garden. Oh my gosh. Yeah.
That's another reason to watch too. Yeah. Amy. Yeah. Specifically. Correct. Yes.
Minka Kelly as well. Yes. Is this thing on? Yeah. Yeah.
I mean, it was a hell of a program. It was, it was. And, um, okay.
So nannies and theaters now available for streaming this Friday. And then the blackening is coming in June of next year. That is correct. And that's when you'll come back to promote that and celebrate the Clippers championship. I hope so. Okay. Uh, and then white man camp jump coming soon. Do we know when that's coming? I think it'll be sometime next year.
They have not let us know yet. Okay. Um, but I'm, um, um, from what I'm hearing, it's next year. Okay. Um, and it'll be another, so I'll be back twice. Okay. You please, I'll be back before the playoffs and after the correct.
So, so, uh, white men can't jump is going to be coming soon. That's after Luke Kennard proves it. Yes. Well, lefty Luke, come on, baby. Come on. Let's go.
He'll get it done. Who jumps higher Luke Kennard or Jack Harlow. You can sky, huh? You know, that's a tough, that's Barry Barry. Yeah. Let's go with Brent Barry for sure.
Cause I know he won a dunk contest. Let's go Brent Barry. Let's go.
Vinny Del Fuego, uh, at Cinque walls on Twitter at the real Cinque walls and Instagram. That's right. Great to meet you. Likewise. Come back anytime. Thank you, man. You got it.
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Our members are the mission insured by NCUA. Okay, so what's on tonight? Anything on tonight? Oh yeah, the Clippers minus John Wall. Watch, I guess Kawhi and Paul George play tonight because they won't play tomorrow night. How many guys play back to backs in the NBA? I'm serious. Is this just because of fantasy? Well, I mean I'm paying attention to it more just because of fantasy because Jimmy Butler's sitting out.
There's, you know, where there's maintenance. He's sitting out. Wall's sitting out.
Clay's sitting out. Why do they have back to backs in the NBA if most stars are not going to be played in back-to-back games? Why even do it?
I'm serious. Like why schedule back-to-back? What's the point of back-to-back games if most teams are going to be like, yeah, thank you, we're just not going to do it.
We're not going to entertain it. So, and fans who go to the games, it's just a crapshoot. Like why would any fan buy a ticket on the front or the back end of a back-to-back when they know, you know, it's a 70% chance that any star that has any inkling of an injury within the last year. I mean, Clay Thompson is being rested because he hurt himself a year ago. At least that's the rule. That's the excuse that they're using. And I understand that they probably do their due diligence science to know that, you know, hey, if he plays 65 instead of the 82, it'll be better for us, then why do it?
Why do it? Blake Griffin started last night. He started on Monday, the back-to-back. Blake Griffin is doing it.
These guys have no excuse. So, like who's, like Lillard plays every game, right? Jokic plays every game. Yeah, Tatum and Brown have been playing every night. Tatum plays every game. Luka plays every game. Durant plays every game.
Well, actually just sat. Didn't Durant just, I think he just sat over the weekend. He's been having an awesome year. I mean, he's played 28 games. MB, does he play every game?
No, he does not. He has an injury history, so. Yeah, so why does the NBA do it if teams are just not going to comply and play everybody? And the thing is, the NBA has changed the schedule in recent years. They're now starting it in early October instead of late October, which was what they normally do, because guys complained so much about the back-to-backs. Well, what about the tournament, the mid-season tournament? I think that is the stupidest idea that's ever been proposed. Well, I mean, the mid-season tournament, people are going to sit that out for injury management?
At least they don't call it load management anymore. Those games count in the standings, so they're not added games. So, you know, they're going to schedule 78, 79 games, and then this tournament in the middle of the year counts towards the 82. It's just, I don't understand it whatsoever.
I don't get it. You know, again, so I don't even, I don't even, and plus, I mean, if there's, if some of these back-to-backs are on a Wednesday and a Thursday night, ESPN and TNT are just going to eat it on the altar of injury management. These are nationally televised nights. Usually that's when you get a back-to-back, is it Wednesday, Wednesday, Thursday?
That's usually what you get. And of course, it's a weak partner, so they're being encouraged, hey, like, you know, your game is on, our partner on Wednesday and Thursday. Maybe don't have those guys sit out. Have them sit out the front end if you guys are playing on Tuesday or Wednesday, but yeah, I think that is here to stay.
I mean, you see, especially older players, they just can't do the 82 anymore, so they're going to play the, I think, in the 60 to 65. That's like a perfect number for these guys. I want to thank today's guests, Sinquah Walls, Albert Breer, JK Dobbins. I want to thank those last two for being good sports, for calling into the show and knowing what's coming. What's the JK Touchdown call again? The JK Touchdown call is JK all day is back in Ohio, and people who don't know, they'll just say, like, what's Rich doing? Kurt will probably say, what are you doing?
What's that call? Well, and I'll say to him, just, you know, yeah, watch the Rich Eisen Show, number one, and then number two, I want to see if he'll call in tomorrow. He couldn't do it today. Is he going to wear the jacket? Oh, that's readily cold. I mean, you guys got to do something.
You guys got to do something to get yourself trending, Rich. He did already text me to ask what I was going to wear. Did he get the jacket back from you, you know? Oh yeah, because he sent it to Ian Eagle.
Yes, he did get it back. Like the traveling jacket. Yeah, the other guys, I don't think Buck and Al were interested in, or Nance were interested in continuing the traveling. We're looking at a high of 33 on Saturday. 15 percent chance of precipitation.
I think you're good there. 16 mile an hour winds. It's going to be windy.
Well, we're going to keep, you know, you keep the booth open. What are you going to wear, Rich? Uh, I'm going to wear a zip up, uh, sweater with a shirt and a tie.
Ricochet? And then, and then jacket? Then jacket. Ski, ski cap? Uh, no. Well, I mean, maybe I'm calling the game, but you know, if I'm on camera, I'll take it off. You got it.
I mean, I have a little bit of pride. Rakeish hat. No, Rakeish hat. National TV debut, please.
Hey, he's going to Cleveland. There's nothing Rakeish about. No, I'm just saying it's in December, in December. No, no, no. There's, there's no fashion statement to be made here.
We're talking about actual survival here. You get to probably see my man, Nathan Zagora, who calls the Browns game. So check that out. Have them come by me. Cause I'm not, as soon as they get to the booth, I'm not going anywhere. Oh yeah. You don't know where you're going. Space heater.
I'll definitely have them. Depends on how cold it is. I'm not ashamed to accept that. This NFL season, every Westwood one NFL broadcast streams live for free Mondays, Thursdays, Sunday nights, Christmas, triple letters, every postseason game, the Saturday game all on Westwood one. Mason Rudolph splits first team reps with Mitch Trubisky. Yeah.
Well pickets in the concussion protocol. Yeah. And, and Trubisky threw multiple interceptions on the Ravens side of the field. Yeah. It was not good.
Multiple. It was not good. I think it was, uh, uh, it was a lot of Trubisky looking up at the scoreboard wondering what the hell was that to re review what he had just thrown man. So yeah, Mason Rudolph, Hey, give him a shot.
Why not? Um, so, uh, tomorrow's show, Von Miller's on the program tomorrow. Hey now.
Bomani Jones as well. That's on our Thursday edition of the Rich Eyes and Show. Thanks for taking in this program on this terrestrial radio affiliate, Sirius XM and Odyssey for those on Roku stay right there. You see our smiling faces one nil France at halftime.
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