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REShow: Kevin Hart - Hour 3

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REShow: Kevin Hart - Hour 3

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March 31, 2023 3:15 pm

In his ‘What’s More Likely’ segment Rich weighs in on Lamar Jackson, Bill Belichick, NFL Draft QBs, the Dallas Mavericks, Milwaukee Bucks, Denver Nuggets, Shohei Ohtani, the Dodgers, Padres, Yankees, Mets and more.

Actor/comedian Kevin Hart and Rich discuss his new Roku Channel show ‘Die Hart 2: Die Harter’ featuring John Cena and others, if he considered storming the podium again had the Eagles beat the Chiefs in the Super Bowl, why Philly is in good hands for years to come with Jalen Hurts at quarterback, and if his beloved 76ers can win an NBA title this season. 

To honor the return of Major League Baseball TJ fills out a roster with the best fictional players at each position from classics like

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What the holdup is between the Jets and the Packers. You want me to give you some good news Rich? Sure. I don't think this thing's in the earliest out of place as everybody thinks.

Okay. The Rich Eisen Show. Earlier on the show, Georgia offensive tackle Broderick Jones. Falcons head coach Arthur Smith.

Still to come. From Roku's Die Hard 2 Die Harder. Actor and comedian Kevin Hart. And now, it's Rich Eisen.

Yes, our number three of The Rich Eisen Show is on the air. In case you've just joined us, you missed a great chat with Broderick Jones. What a great kid.

Well, I mean a giant kid. The left tackle from Georgia. A great conversation we had with one of the top tackles available in this year's draft. Our number one and our number two. A total grab bag as we went down the wormhole of the new narrative that Bill Belichick is losing it or has lost a step or could have lost a step.

You know, I push back on that narrative. Chris Brockman is telling us what's going on in the New England area and what people are thinking. That led into Arthur Smith. The conversation with him in which I did finally drill down and he did say that the Falcons talked about Lamar Jackson but decided to do what they're doing which is building around Desmond Ritter as their centerpiece in trying to draft and develop the next top-notch quarterback in the National Football League surrounded by the incoming draft class.

They're going to use the eighth overall pick as opposed to going and sending it elsewhere. And we also just learned that the University of Michigan Wolverines have a new top quarterback prospect. A brilliant young kid. New favorite player? Jaden Davis.

Oh yeah. I know all about him now. We also learned Patrick Mahomes will not spend eight dollars to keep his blue check mark. Not just for him but Marquez Valdes-Scantling said buy it for all the guys. Which makes sense because normally he buys their linemen some really like yes pricey gift like a Rolex or something.

This actually seems a little bit cheaper to me. He's got two kids now. He said sorry I can't I have kids. I mean look I mean you're either gonna give a large corporation money for their product or you're gonna give a billionaire eight dollars for your status symbol. How many more status symbols does Patrick Mahomes need?

He's got two right now. Let's just point it this way. The fact that he has a blue check mark the fact that Mahomes has a blue check mark is what makes the blue check mark worth something of value to someone who doesn't have it. You get it? I don't have Twitter so yeah I get it. I completely get it. Take it away from Mahomes.

What value is it to somebody else? Well so someone can do a fake Patrick Mahomes and then the E is a three. Yeah I know and then and have the blue check mark. So like wait a minute Patrick Mahomes eats poop? What? I just said those words. You know what my daughter has non-stop she's got this gab watch on now. You know what she does? She texts me poop emojis like literally every five minutes sometimes for a full solid hour. She finds it very funny. Should we FaceTime Taylor?

No I don't know if she's anywhere with reception right now. Eight four four two oh four rich number to dial here on the program. Kevin Hart's gonna join us in about 17 minutes time and it's gonna be dynamite. The reason why I know that is because I zoomed with him yesterday. Full disclosure.

I mean what am I gonna do just like say hey Kevin Hart's about to join us and then show you a zoom where it's clear that he's not here or that I'm doing it live. He keeps it real. He keeps it real. He does. Rich do you want a quote from Jaden Davis?

Yes. Can't wait to call Ann Arbor my home for the next three to four years. Well done.

He texted to Adam Schefter. Everything from my relationship with the guys on the team currently coaching staff academics and scheme went into this decision. I'd run through a wall for coach Harbaugh.

Yes you would. We're gonna win a lot of games and multiple championships. Oh yes. I can't wait to get to work.

Oh baby. Rich is sweating over here. I'm not sweating a thing. No I'm saying you're sweating in anticipation.

Oh okay. I'm on fire. I'm going to need extra security in August when I show up to Canton, Ohio to do my job. Told you I got you man. My buddy Tadao. He's got you.

We'll send the Usos with him. Thank you. Is that good?

Oh it's great. Does that wall move every year when Harbaugh flirts with the NFL and then comes back to Michigan? It's not fun but let me just point this out.

How's that work? Let me point this out. Hasn't kept him from getting the top prospects. Not only here but from the state of Ohio. Hasn't stopped him. He's from North Carolina.

Not only here but also from the state of Ohio. Hasn't stopped him. That's twice now he's done it. I know it's kind of surprising.

And they followed up the first time with a year even better than the year before. A little shocking. Yeah or just part and parcel of what goes down with the man.

But he'll be out there with the skinny M on his hat and Ohio State's coming to the big house this fall and if we do it for a third time in a row. Oh boy. No living with you. No I'm just crying.

Okay speaking of what's more likely. Hey. Let's get to it. A Friday staple before Kevin Hart joins us here on the Rich Eisen Show.

It's great. Don't go anywhere for that but first here's what's more likely. Let's do it. What's more likely?

Never say never but never. Ah yes here we go. What do you got over there Chris? Hey guys let's start with the NFL draft. That's coming up less than four weeks now. What's more likely? The quarterbacks are going one through four or any other scenario? Any other scenario. One through four is nutty. One through four is nutty. Just takes one trade for one through four.

I get it. What if everybody's tire kicked Anthony Richardson and or Will Levis and they're like yeah we're good. That means Arizona doesn't get what they want and they'll choose Will Anderson.

Yep. That's what that means. What if the Colts tire kick Anthony Richardson and Will Levis and come to the conclusion the better play is to stay put. And trade back up into the first round for Hendon Hooker by the end of the first night. What if they figure that?

That's fun. Then they stay put at four and choose someone else and then spend the rest of the night of everybody saying what's their malfunction and they really who's going to be their quarterback this year what have they done. And then they trade back in for the first round to get a fifth year of control for Hendon Hooker knowing that he may not start year one anyway. Right?

So. What if they trade back into the first? This is the you want the most mind-blowing scenario? I do.

I want all of them. What if the Colts trade back into the first round after choosing fourth overall trade back into the first round and then sign Lamar Jackson to an offer sheet. Or sign him to an offer sheet before the draft hits. There'd be a lot of moving parts to make sure that they have to get that first round pick back to use to send to the Ravens. Five days before the draft so it expires and the Ravens have to match or not in the middle of the first round of the draft. Or they trade back into the first round and then use that pick that they acquired. Right. To send to the Ravens. Yes after the Ravens have officially not matched earlier in the day. Right. Oh that would be fun.

I don't know how that's possible. I just came up with a gobbledygook answer basically saying I'll choose option anything else other than four in a row. What else you got Chris? Alright what's more likely to lead their team to the playoffs this year? Mac Jones or Lamar Jackson?

I'll go Lamar because I think he's going to wind up playing in Baltimore again. You do? I do.

I do. I just find it I will find it very difficult to I will find it look I don't know him personally and what makes him tick and I know that he's a man on principle and so on and so forth. But you can play the sport that you love and you're brilliant at in age 26 you're not gonna be 26 again being offered 32 million dollars to play the sport that you love in a place that does coaching wise love you. Front office you may not feel the love ownership you may not feel the love but or does he sit at home? I do believe that's the way it's gonna go for Lamar like he will find himself in that position this summer and I think that the Ravens with Lamar are a team that is you know better. Seeing Roquan Smith in purple for a full year is gonna be dangerous folks.

What else Chris? I think this is pretty fun how about this the division most likely to have more Pro Bowl quarterbacks. Can I guess the options before you even show me? AFC West AFC East that's one of them and the other one is NFC East. NFC East or AFC East? I'll go AFC East. Rogers and Allen that's two and again they've got to be chosen not because they're you know they become the sixth alternate. Top five.

You got to be chosen the first three that are out of the chute they have to then they have to then say I'm not playing. Someone's gonna make the Super Bowl so give it four. I'll go AFC East. No NFC East love. NFC East is what I think it's Jalen Hurts and that'll be it. Hurts Dak and Danny Dimes.

Okay very good. Now if Lamar winds up in Washington because that's Dan Snyder's last move. Say that's six billion dollars it's now seven. Again succession comes to mind go watch last week's episode. What else Chris? Alright what's more likely this is Bill Belichick's last year with the Patriots or Tom Brady comes back. Oh God so stupid.

Oh my gosh. I'll go what's more likely is it's Bill's last year with the Patriots. No Tom? Why isn't San Francisco called Tom? Because they're not gonna call Tom. Did you see the beach football videos? Like come on people.

I know it's Top Gun. He's shredded. And again if Miami needs him that has been explained to me by those who are like keep an eye on Tom. There's a reason why he's gonna be a free agent in March and didn't sign a one-day contract or help out the bucks with their salary cap. He wants his options open. That's the way it was described to me and the way it was also described to me is if Miami needs him that's the first person they're going to call and why not.

But there's a lot of ifs and buts so if I had to choose one I would be Bill's last year. What else Chris? Alright let's switch to some hoops real quick. Dallas spiraling. What's more likely the Mavericks. What is this?

What is this music? Mavericks make it out of the play-in tournament or miss the playoffs altogether. Miss the playoffs altogether. That's more likely right now. That's more likely right now. I can't believe it. Quite frankly.

I don't know man it just seems to be some bad bad vibes right there right now. One game behind OKC right now. I got it.

I think missing it entirely. There it is. There's your standings.

My goodness. What happened? They were the sixth seed a month ago.

Just the bottoms falling out. What else Chris? Alright last night both one seeds lost. Again has anyone seen the Bucks? I'm worried about them.

No point. More likely to make the finals. Bucks or Nuggets?

Food. Jokic didn't play last night. Neither did the Bucks. Jokic didn't play last night. We're now in the portion of last two weeks of the season. Everybody's sitting out.

People are sitting out. Why would Jokic play back to backs with two weeks to go. They're a 50 win team. They have a nice cushion over Memphis.

Why play them? And then the Bucks. What point would it be where you're serving notice to Boston? Do you think last night was a notice served on Milwaukee last night? We beat them by 80. Yes.

Actually it's 40. But what do you got? Yeah I do. Really that was a notice served last night.

On their home court. Got it. Get out of here. Did you see what happened? I mean. Did you watch the game? I didn't. It was over at halftime.

Good to know. Can you do that three more times in seven games here? We've done it each of the last few playoffs. I'm taking the Nuggets. What else? The man has spoken.

Thank you. So I wrote this before you came in and did your spiel about Otani and I saw that great stat. What's more likely the Angels make the playoffs or Otani is traded this season?

Traded. And it's gotta happen. I'm sorry. Cause he's a free agent after this year so you have to trade him. Why not? Get something. Did you see the video of him using the pitch comm last night? Again. Just to repeat.

To repeat again. This slugger. This top slugger in Major League Baseball who can also run maybe the fastest from home to first base. This guy has so many pitches in his arsenal. That the machinery that communicates which pitch is going to be thrown between pitcher and catcher that the catcher wears must be put on Otani for him to call the pitches because if the catcher works through too many options with Otani from his point of view the pitch clock would run out. So Otani's wearing it and because it's so far out in the open for everyone to see if he wears it on his sleeve on his wrist he puts it up on his non throwing bicep and he's punching on his glove hand without seeing the numbers.

Because he knows where it is on his arm and he's hitting the numbers and that's how he threw 6 scoreless with 10 strikeouts last night. I can't wait until next baseball season. He's gotta be traded. If this team does not perform by June 1 June will be lit.

Yeah! It's gotta be. But this is not something that could just be done in a week.

You can't just have an Otani sale in a week. You've gotta have a lot of conversations. This is a lot. This is a huge like prospects, current players and then ownership saying I mean obviously everyone's going to be able to stroke a check in baseball. Not a lot to 600 million.

That's what's going to cost. It has to start with a 6 because he's the best slugger and he's the best pitcher all in one. Best sluggers get 300 million. Best pitchers get 300 million. Do the math. So I would say traded more than making the playoffs right now.

I hope I'm wrong. What else Chris? Anything else?

Ah yes. Uh oh what happened? I thought we lost George for a second. What else? Hey George.

Alright last one. More likely one of these combos to make the World Series. Either Dodgers or Padres or Mets-Yankees. Which combo more likely to make the World Series? Well I'll turn to you TJ.

You gonna be healthy enough? You got Verlander already on the IL. You got Jurassic Park at the top of your line up. I mean at the top of your rotation. I don't know who we have at our rotation. We already got Severinos on the IL to start the season.

And Rodone's not going to show up until May. Apparently Verlander's injury isn't serious judging from everything I was watching yesterday after the game. So you're saying what's more likely one of the Dodgers or Padres can't play in the World Series? I know but do one of the Dodgers or Padres make it or is it more likely a Mets-Yankees? I go with Dodgers-Podras. How am I wrong? Well the Padres.

Wouldn't you agree? No I'm going to say Mets-Yankees. If not then why am I going to waste my time for a 162 game swing? I'm not wasting my time. I'm going to enjoy it. I'm going to enjoy every second of it. It's not enjoyable when my team stinks at baseball. I'm going to be enjoying every second Donaldson hits into that inning ending 6-4-3 double play.

I'm sorry I don't know why I pick on the bringer of rain. Let's take a break. 844-204-RICH number to dial Kevin Hart folks. Do not miss this conversation.

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Call or just stop by. I guess this is kind of like the same way that once upon a time an introduction happened on a Friday or on a weekend, right? Ladies and gentlemen, Kevin Hart. Joining me here on the Rich Eisen Show on the Roku channel is a man whose new show is debuting on the same damn platform on the Roku channel Die Hard 2 Die Harder available for streaming today.

The man, the mythical legend himself, Kevin Hart. How you doing, Kevin? I'm doing good, man. Trying to follow your lead.

Is that right? Yeah, you went and you went and tried to selfishly go and get the world of Roku to yourself. You went and you made a chess move. You were quiet about it.

And you were seeing all this success, this amazing platform with an amazing amount of viewers and consumers that love to be on this platform, that stay on it. You said, wow, such a dope move for me to make. And I watched you. I watched you do it and I watched you not say anything about it. And I said, I'll be damned.

I'll be damned if I sit here and let you do this by yourself. I'm going to come and I'm going to get some of this Roku love, too. And that's what you're witnessing right now. You're witnessing me, Rich, get some of this Roku love.

I got a little taste of it with Die Hard 1 and I'm coming back for some more with Die Harder. That's what this is about. So I'm playing three-dimensional chess and you're like, no, no, no, there's more dimensions. There's a fourth dimension.

There's a fifth dimension and you are that. I'm watching you like a hawk. Yeah. I felt the eyes. I felt it. I felt it. And I like that. Even got even have the Roku purple in your in your tie dye that you got. I'm all the way. I'm two feet in right now. I like I got to be honest, man.

I am really excited about it. They they have done a great job seeing my vision, believing in the vision and backing and supporting it. Right. So, you know, you're nothing without a good team. And I can say my team at Heartbeat, along with the team at Roku, we really, really did a good job in coming back to the table with an amazing with an amazing product.

Right. Like Die Hard one. We had a great cast.

John Travolta. We had Josh Hartnick, Natalie Emanuel, myself. And we said, well, how do we do the same with Die Harder? And we went out and got John Cena. We got Ben Schwartz.

We got Natalie Emanuel to come back again, of course, myself. And and when you get the pieces to the puzzle and they fit, well, it's all about, you know, who you want to really see it after you put it together. And this is the best place. It's it's honestly the best decision, one of the best decisions that I've ever made. So I'm excited, man.

I'm really excited about tomorrow. Fantastic. And as you know, you know, you when you just turn on the device and there's the home page and right underneath it, it says Die Harder right on it. I mean, you can't damn right. Can't beat it. Even my eighty five year old mother can can can navigate to it.

There's no missing it. Click it. Now this click and you could use your your your your remotest voice. Save it. Say click it. Just say it. All right. If you don't want to click it, say click it. You can just do it.

Do it. It's seen as a great ad. That's a good ad. John Cena. He's a really good dude. He's so funny. He's a really, really talented guy, man. You know, I he did the movie.

He did the movie. I forgot the name of it, but it was little real active beside him and it was a two hander and I watched it and I was like, wow, man, he's he's he's good. He's got timing.

I kind of just didn't think anything else of it. Then I had the opportunity to like work with him like I wanted him in this and when I tell you his timing like he's so he's so. Like polished because of his because of his reps, you know, he's got so many reps by being in that machine of wrestling right like night at the night.

We can at the weekend. They're in that thing. They're they're prepared. They're on their toes.

Their improv. There's so much that goes into the world of what that is that he's in his wheelhouse. So, you know, we were on set, man. He had so many levels. I was impressed. He brought so much more to the character a true talent.

He is man in the scary part is that he's just getting started. He's I mean him him years ago with LeBron. I don't think he was in any of the same in any of the same movie, the same film. I mean, he was in the same film, but he was in any of the same scenes with LeBron.

But he was great in that movie, too, back in the day. And, you know, it's all good, man. And I look forward to seeing more dieharders on on Roku. And, you know, the platform's big enough for the both of us. I think we've established that.

Yeah. Well, I mean, I had to come and kick a door open. You didn't hold it. You didn't say Kev come this way. I had to come and figure out what you were doing. I appreciate that. You found me. And I'm glad that you're doing this right here on The Rich Eyes.

And so, again, Die Hard to die harder is available right here, right now, an eight episode series as good as the first one. OK, so had the Eagles won the Super Bowl, would you have stormed the podium again? Damn it. I knew it was coming. I know it.

Let's be honest. I knew it. Were you ready to do it? Were you ready? Were you ready? You want to hear something crazy?

You want to hear a good inside laugh for you? Let's go. So I go to the division championship game right before the Super Bowl and it's in Philadelphia. Right. I'm playing 49ers and I'm on the field. Me and Mike Rubin are on the field and we're walking. And every time we walk, like we keep seeing we keep seeing like the security, like they're touching their ears, like with the piece in their ears.

Right. Like what the hell do you see this? Why do they keep touching me? Every time Mike, we move. So we finally stop and we like stop on the side of the field and they got they got like this little rope.

Like it's like we're boxed in this little thing. So I tell the security guys, hey, man, why like why are you get every time I like move, why is it a bunch of guys like it seems like they're talking about what I'm doing. He goes, Kevin, we we had a meeting this morning and we were briefed. We have to keep eyes on you at all times. I said, what? He said, we got to keep eyes on you at all times. I said, for what? He's like, you know, they just in case you like storm the field or the podium.

And I said, to do what? Like I'm a you guys got like a cold orange on me. Like, are you serious? So me and Ruben start laughing and like we find out like it's real. So then we get to the Super Bowl and they got like an alert. They had like in a meeting that a meeting, you know, Rihanna's performing. So I know I know everybody, everything like I can go where I want. Right.

Like, I'm I'm fine. So I think I go there. And one of my friends is producing the show is I can't add a meeting.

I do. You're brought up in the meeting. He's like, they're like, Kevin Hart cannot touch the toe.

Don't let Kevin Hart come to the podium to the podium. I said, I'll be there. I said, this this is bigger. It's bigger than life. My my likeness is now being discussed. Pre Super Bowl and security meetings based off of my want to be next to the trophy.

If we had one, I would have been up there in the heartbeat and all that. It means nothing. OK.

It means absolutely nothing to me. I am a Philadelphia native. I love my city. And a picture with that Super Bowl trophy would just be dope because of how much I love.

How much I put on and how much I stand by, not just the teams in the city, but the city in general. She has a good moment. So a couple of things off of that. You've earned this alert. I think you've earned. I think you've earned it.

A stiff hand in my chest got me that alert. Understood. And I think I think you're in the sports world. We call that you're a factor. You're a factor. You're not a non factor. You're you're you're shaking things up. Yeah. And people have to keep it's an eyes on you all the time. That also sounds like a plot to die. Heart three, to be very honest with you.

This may be for your next season where you're strolling around and but this actually is happening, you know, actually happening here. Who wants an angry Kevin Hart? You don't want an angry Kevin Hart. Who wants an angry Kevin Hart? Nobody.

On social on social media. You ain't gonna believe this. Who wants that? That is so funny.

So you can't sneak up on anybody anymore. This is the secret's out. No, the secret's out, man. Secret's out. You know, but that I will say that Super Bowl win where I did.

I mean, Rich, I got to be honest. I don't think I've ever had a better time in my life. Like, like, do you understand? Like it was this so much happened so fast.

I mean, I was storming live interviews, you know, and this is because at the time, look at this plug. I wasn't drinking the right tequila. You know, I didn't have my tequila out there. So, so, so that tequila that I was drinking, it wasn't the same. Now that I have a tequila, grand core amino, very premium product, by the way.

I would never be that intoxicated because I'm drinking something that's more about the idea and conversation and environment and fun. We call that a Kevin, we call that a rookie mistake. You're right. You're a Wiley veteran now. You've learned that's it. That's it. That's it.

I had a little too much that year. It'll never happen again. Not now.

Not when I'm in this position. Not premium. K heart. This is premium. K heart.

You've got chairman CEO. I can't do that stuff. You've got the proper game plan. Your head screwed on straight. You're a veteran. You're a Wiley veteran of this game now. You know, you also know the game plan of the opponent that they're listening for you. Absolutely. I'm playing chess, baby.

I'm in chess, not checkers. Needless to say, I did wear cleats to the game just in case. Well, so did Jalen Hurts, didn't he? I mean, that guy is I mean, what a dream come true, right? Kevin's phenomenal, right? He's phenomenal. You know what I'm more impressed with?

What? Outside of his play. I'm impressed by the way he speaks.

Right. You can't teach. You can't teach poise.

You can't teach polish is developed. And the players out the gate that adapt and understand the professional side of speaking and how you conduct yourself, like how you build, how you build. I guess you could say the blocks correctly to make the fans, the journalists, how you make them see and view you as a person that takes the game series. But more importantly, takes themselves serious. Like he has done a great job of really being a professional. It being the definition of a leader of that team. That's what I'm really impressed by.

Yeah, I love that. And he's just become a superstar. He is. He is the face, I think, with Mahomes.

And that's why the Super Bowl is so great. A face of the league. He has become a face of the NFL. Absolutely. And and and obviously he deserves all the the dollars that are coming his way and all the accolades.

I just love him because he's doing it right. Right. When you look at him, you look at Mahomes. You look at even Russell Wilson. Right.

You're looking at guys that did it right. You go down and you start talking about Brady. You start talking about. I mean, goodness gracious. Let's throw another name in there.

The boroughs doing it right now. Burrows doing it right. Like, you know, you don't you don't have anybody that's that's that's approaching like the jerk, the jerk side of the game. Right. You don't have the big ego, the big idea, the cocky. Don't talk to me.

Leave me alone. Like, I feel like the quarterbacks today are really are really putting their feet in the sand and truly defining the word professional. Right. Like there's there's been an amazing bar that's been set and they're all following that bar. I love that.

I love that. You know, you're seeing that energy from your youngest guys and the youngest guys are now truly becoming the vets because the vets are tapping out. You know what I mean? I mean, Rogers, Aaron, he's your last like right now. You know, and if he if we is he come back, is he not? But, you know, he's the one that's kind of holding on to that thing. He's he's the last like real one that had the greatness attached on that's there. After that, the game is for the taking for these younger guys that are achieving this early success. So it's a unique time.

But I love that they are that they're embracing the opportunity and truly taking advantage of it. I'm with you, Kevin Hart. All right. Before I let you go, who wins the NBA championship? Would you put your which Kevin Hart? You want me to speak as a fan or you want me to talk real basketball? Because, you know, I love sports. I was your dealer's choice.

I know you're going to say the Sixers have a shot and beat is an MVP. I get it. I'm with you. Don't you say you get it in the way you said it. I didn't like it. I didn't mean to. I didn't like the tone and what you said. We're honest.

I really think the Sixers have a shot and beat is one of the best players in the game today. That's another way for me to say it. Yeah, that that's better. The way you said the first time felt like you were entertaining me because, you know, I'm a Sixers fan. I don't I don't mean it. I don't mean to denigrate, entertain, patronize everyone to put it here.

Here's what it is. The NBA this year is probably in one of the most it's probably in it's so competitive right now. And it's anybody's to truly take wide open.

OK, it's it's wide open. The West has never been equal. I can't even believe that I'm saying that the West is actually equal.

I don't fear Denver, although Denver is where they are. Like nobody is like, whoa. Right. Like, hey, man, here they go.

Like it's just not a thing. Milwaukee, Milwaukee does. Milwaukee does make you look up just because there's such a defensive basketball team. I really feel like if we come in healthy, I think we match up against Milwaukee. Well, but outside of Embiid, we will need the world of Harden and and Maxie and Tobias to kind of be like dominant, you know, and PJ. Like we need our role players to step up for us to really have a run. Also, with that being said, here's a scary thing. The Warriors aren't even really out of the conversation, which is kind of crazy.

Like this is where they start to gel and this is where that experience can come into play. I don't really believe in Memphis. I don't think Memphis is going to get it done.

I think they're exciting and I think they'll be at the second round and there'll be a lot of oohs and aahs around them. But I truly think that Phoenix or Golden State can come out of the West and should come out of the West. And I think it should be between Milwaukee and the Sixers. If we get into a situation where we run in the Boston, I could get worried because Boston matches up against us really well.

Just because they play a smaller lineup against us and they get out and run against us. So I don't like the idea of Boston. I much rather like and love the idea of Milwaukee. And I think that that gives us a nice future and road to the championship from the West.

I think it will be between Phoenix and Golden State that will be there. OK, see, that's better than the fan one. That's better. That's a good assessment. Fan one, you were just in the Sixers win it, right?

They're the Sixers win it. Yes, I will say this, though. I didn't like the conversation that's been floating around with the idea of the MVP and, you know, the whole like racism thing that was being thrown around.

I didn't like that talk. Like, Yogi deserves his MVPs when he got them. Right. I mean, a man's a dominant player right now. MB deserves the MVP. This isn't I don't like the card of like, oh, God, but it needs to be this. He was robbed this black, white, like that type of thing.

I feel like that tone of temperature should be removed. Great basketball is great basketball. Yogi is a great basketball player. Put up great numbers for the two seasons that he received the MVP. Joel and B right now is putting up great numbers and is clearly the most dominant player in basketball and is more than deserving of it this year. And also his team is winning. I like that there's a conversation of deserve and also win attached to it. I just want to say that as well. See that I'm speaking as a fan and as a person that clearly knows the game because of my experience. Yes, you do.

You clearly do know the game. You could you and Stephen A. Smith would do a heck of a program, I think. Stephen just yells, I don't know why. That's my that's my Stephen A. That's pretty good. I don't know why, but you got to you got to be kidding me. Stephen, we just said hello. That's all we said.

That is going. Did you show up, Brackett's last one for you? Do you fill out Brackett's?

Did you do? I did not fill out Brackett's, man. This was probably the second year. This is the second year that I probably wasn't really that involved with the world of college basketball. Not because I'm not a fan, just because I didn't follow it.

Right. So it's very I don't like to fill out the brackets without actually following college basketball. But I can say I really I didn't get a lot of games this year, you know, because of my schedule.

I missed I missed a lot of college basketball. But I do like the world of upsets. And I like the idea that somebody that wasn't supposed to be a champion is going to be a champion or can be a champion if they don't drop the ball.

To me, that's dope as hell. That's what the Cinderella stories are all about. That's what, you know, the the the the Sweet 16 and the Elite Eight. When you get down there and you can see the upsets, it's about one of those stories being told that you can later come back and make a movie about. So I'm hoping that one of these bottom seeds that are in there now get the job done. Who's in the Final Four right now?

The Final Four, San Diego State's taking on Florida Atlantic University. Yeah. That school just sounds it sounds like they just shouldn't be there. Really?

Like what? Who? Florida Atlantic?

What? In Boca Raton. That's where they are. They're in Boca Raton, Florida and Boca Raton, Yukon and Miami are the other two. I want Florida Atlanta to take it home. Florida Atlantic from Boca Raton. By the way, great comedy city.

It is Boca Raton. Hey, congrats on Die Hard 2 Die Harder available for streaming right now on the Roku channel. And I always appreciate whenever you give me the time to chit chat. Man, you're one of the ones that I look forward to talking to. Not only do I give you the time, but you deserve the time. You're one of the good guys.

Kevin Hart right here on the Rich Eisen Show on the Roku channel. That was fun. Gosh. So that they know he's coming. Security.

Oh, yeah. They got eyes on them. Eyes on Kevin Hart. 844204 Rich number to dial before we before we we depart.

TJ Jefferson's big ass grab bag. Stroll down pop culture, baseball, movie lane. It'll be a lot of fun. Head to the weekend, everybody. That's next on the Rich Eisen Show. Back here on the Rich Eisen Show 844204 Rich number to dial here on the program. All right.

TJ Jefferson. Let's go. We were going to do this at the end of the last hour.

But Michigan received a five star recruit putting a Michigan hat on on live TV and we were following along. And so because I'm a Michigan man, I'm a man of my word. My word is my bond. Word bond. So I told you we would do this now and that it's time for TJ Jefferson's top five, a.k.a. big ass grab bag. But this is really a top nine, is it not?

It might be more than that, actually. Well, what's what's on your mind today? Let me look at the music there, Jay. So basically what I did, you know, is opening day was yesterday. We're in the baseball season. So I was thinking there's a lot of really good baseball movies throughout the year. I kind of poured them all into a big ass grab bag inside to pull out a starting lineup based solely on movie characters.

Now, I have a few provisions. One, I didn't want to use too many players from one team. Otherwise, I'd have a whole I could just put the major league roster. So I tried to limit my position players. Didn't they? Didn't they win a pennant?

Yeah, they did. So I tried to limit my position players to two per movie. Also, I didn't put any minor leaguers or little leaguers. Therefore, you know, I was so concerned of people calling you out for your just just what? That's all good. Well, can I explain you what I was thinking? Sure.

OK, yeah, that was it. So let's put it up. OK, so first base, we got Stan Ross from Mr. 3000. Actually, Mr. two thousand nine hundred ninety nine played by the late great Bernie Mac. And second, I got Mickey Scales from Little Big League, you know, former Yankee 309 with 30 dingers and 98 ribbies. Got Sam.

I'm sorry. That's Sam Tuttle's that I just gave you for love of the game. We got Benny the Jet Rodriguez from the Sandlot. He was good.

Yeah. Roy Hobbs from the natural horse. Bobby Rayburn from the fan. And T-Rex Pennebaker from Mr. 3000 T-Rex was like Barry Bonds in that movie for catcher.

You know, I kind of did a little T.J. Swerve here. I went with Dottie Henson from the League of their own. She was outstanding. Great could call a game.

Great bat handled the pitching staff. Well, yes. And D.H., who do a split catching the pop up to.

I mean, she did that for fun. And who else? D.H. But Pedro Serrano from Major League. You don't have anybody from Bull Durham, huh? Well, Bull Durham was that they were minor league. So I don't want to win games is what you want to win games.

So I was trying to explain at the beginning that I didn't put them in. I like that. But there is someone from Bull Durham and you'll you'll see why. OK, now let's look over the pitching staff. OK, you get the pitching staff.

OK. All right. Billy Dee Williams. That's bingo long in the bingo long traveling all stars and I don't know if you've ever seen that movie.

Why not? Oh, you've never seen that one about a group of Negro League players who decided that they just wanted to travel on their own. And they went around James Earl Jones, Richard Pryor.

Great movie. Billy Chappell. Kevin Costner for love of the game. And then rookie of the year, Henry Rowan Gartner. Got to have Henry, Riro, Rowan, Gartner. Steve Nebraska from the scout.

They were perfect game. OK. Freak of nature, but also a little bit, you know, flaky in the brain. And then we got it closer. Who else but the wild thing, Ricky? Of course. Of course.

And then, you know, at manager, that's where I went to with Brown as manager. I feel like he could be a great guy to like, inspirational, bring this ragtag group together. They're not even ragtag. These are all good players. But someone's got to hold these guys in check. And then bench coach Larry. Remember Larry from Bull Durham? He'd go out there and he solved the problems like Serrano.

You need your chicken. We'll get you that. You know, what do you guys? Larry is able to kind of he's a whisperer, Brockman, and he's able to see what all these guys have wrong. He can kind of facilitate. He can placate. He'll keep the guys in order. Yeah. He'll let you know if, you know, if the candlesticks are proper.

Proper for a wedding gift. Exactly. And team doctor. Who else? But Dr. Archibald Moonlight Graham, field of dreams, doctor, team doctor.

Team doctor. You know, look, Archibald, look, look what he did, man. He puts it on the line for his patients. He put it on the line.

He made a supreme sacrifice to help save a girl who was choking. And, you know, just win one for me one day, will you, boys? And that's what this team is going to do for Moonlight Graham. Fifth starter. You got to go nuke Lelouch if you want to come down. You got to go nuke, right? You got to.

We could go nuke. He did make it to the to the show at the end of the movie. He's a call up. You need a fifth starter for the back end of a double header. You can send them back down to the minors at your own peril.

Why not Pop Fisher as the manager from from the natural? Get a little. I mean, you throw you throw a little every every list needs a little Brimley. This is true. I like it, though. Well done. Yeah.

You know, like I said, there's a lot of baseball movies out there and I just want to kind of split them up. Certainly did spread it around. That's for sure. I like it. Chris, you got any comment on the on the time? Who did I miss? I see.

I wouldn't have liked you like you thought I saw it literally. Right. Yeah. Right.

So I would only crash in there. I would have had Kelly Leek in there. He wants to win games. Thing is, Crash Davis for twenty one years never made the show. He wants to win games. I don't know if he's good enough to play. Are you sending Kelly Leek into the world baseball classic with a cigarette?

Right out of here. This guy, you want to send him into the world baseball classic? Dude hit bombs.

I know you did. Against kids. Off of 13 year old pitchers, though. He wants to win games.

You know, how Steve how's Kelly Leek going to sit in the box against some of these pros? If there's one one manager that definitely could not handle a pitch clock, it's a butter maker. You got new rules.

You got new ways of doing things. Dangers. How about Big Al? Big Al. Big Al. Big Al from a movie. He's real life.

That was the other provision. No real life players. Maybe Tom Selleck from Mr. Baseball. Mr. Baseball was he was like literally my last cut.

Tom Selleck actually had an at bat in the minor leagues. Yeah. Good one. Well done, sir.

Thank you. Fun show today. Funny show. Funny show. Funny show. That you can describe Die Hard 2. Die Harder.

I'm looking forward to it. Right here on the Roku channel. You could spend this weekend doing that and also watch the Rich Eisen show. March to the Max special. Matt Damon.

Ben Affleck. Sonny Vicaro and us getting you ready for the final four and everything else going down. Noon Eastern on Saturday is the first of several airings of this fun show. Check it out over the weekend and we'll chat Monday. It's a week. I don't know if there's anything quite like it in a form of entertainment. There's not. Get into the WrestleMania spirit with the podcast Heat Network. Wherever you listen.
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