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March 31, 2023 3:13 pm

Rich and the guys react to MLB Opening Day and the dramatically shorter games thanks to the new Pitch Clock rules, and weigh in on Shohei Ohtani’s historic season debut with yet another stellar outing on the mound that didn’t result in a win for the Angels.

Georgia OT Broderick Jones tells Rich how he’s prepping for the upcoming NFL Draft, why practicing against the Bulldogs’ stacked roster made game days much easier, UGA QB Stetson Bennett’s NFL future, and how he’ll react to hearing his name called in the draft’s first round.

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Welcome to this edition of the Rich Eisen Show. Live in Los Angeles, California on a Friday. Right before the final four weekend for the men and women's basketball tournaments. The women's final four is tonight. The men's is on Saturday and then the national championship game for the ladies is Sunday. And the men's on Monday and then it's Masters week. Major League Baseball has started playing baseball games that count in a standing.

We also have the NBA playoffs and the NHL playoffs going down. We also have so many stories in the NFL that just keep popping except for the one that I'm waiting to finally pop. We've got a lot to talk about today on this program. First up is Broderick Rhodes of Georgia football. He's a very good offensive lineman to great offensive lineman.

And the Jets might draft him 13th overall to protect Aaron Rodgers by protecting their 13th overall pick first. And he's first up on this program and I look forward to chatting with the young man. Then Arthur Smith of the Atlanta Falcons will call us and that will be the usual verbal joust that it is whenever I talk to Arthur Smith. Who always smells a rat whenever my mouth opens and it's kind of strange.

That's not my default is to try and trip people up. But it's always fun talking to Arthur Smith of the the Atlanta Falcons keeps me on my toes. Kevin Hart joins us in hour number three. Come on.

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I'm great. I'm just wondering, did the Milwaukee Bucks know they had a game last night? Oh, God. Celtics fans starting the program. Can we just say hello? They're just like, Hi, Chris.

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Or you the 844204 Rich. That's the number to dial as well here on this three hour program. This program, three hours long, which is amazing, longer than two thirds of the baseball games played yesterday. Major League Baseball's opening day, 15 games, all 30 clubs, as they like to call them in Major League Baseball, were up and active yesterday.

Yes, indeed. Opening day. Everybody out there were back and out there were pizza box shaped bases out there were infielders.

In the traditional role of their positions, second baseman stationed to the right side of second base, shortstops and third baseman anchored to the left side of second base. Who'd have thought you could play baseball like that? And then the one that I think is got everybody talking today positively about baseball. Amazing is the pitch clock. Last year, the average Major League Baseball game was one minute past three hours.

Correct, Chris? Last year, three or three, three minutes past three hours. Good God. And yesterday, the average time of Major League Baseball opening day games was two hours. Forty four. Look at us. Look at us slicing a quarter of an hour off baseball game. And the ones that were three hours long were five of them. And three of those games had double digit runs for five teams of the six. Eight hundred runs scored. There you go.

So you see action and it's it's tight. Yankees and the Giants, five nothing Yanks. Aaron Judge is the first guy to hit a home run this year. That game was two thirty three, a crisply played two and a half hour baseball game.

All right. That was it. Yesterday and the pitch clock, we actually saw the first pitch clock violation sparking a rally that happened in Seattle last night. As the Mariners were taking on the Cleveland Indians and the the the guard, pardon me, the Guardians.

Here I am. They take on the Guardians and they scored their first run of the season, the first one who touched home plate, got on base because a pitch clock violation messed with the reliever's head. An 0-2 count turned into a 1-2 count.

The guy worked out a walk in a very controversial fashion on a swing that the Guardians thought was a foul tip. Be that as it may, when the pitch clock moves and a pitcher doesn't step off the rubber and have time to think, and a catcher is not allowed to continuously come out and buy time and a pitching coach can come out with his hands in his back pockets and spit sunflower seeds. And now suddenly it's two minutes in between pitches and the reliever gets to calm down. When that doesn't happen, the Phillies give up a 10 run inning like they did yesterday. JT Riomuto saying the pitch clock didn't allow him the usual way to slow the game down as a catcher. And the Mariners again got their winning runs on the board in a rally in the eighth inning that, by the way, snapped a 26 inning scoreless streak going back to their 18 innings of scoreless baseball and their final loss of the playoffs last year, if you remember that for the Mariners last year. So we saw a pitch clock violation spark in a rally.

And then, of course, there's this. It took one game. Yep.

One day. What am I what am I talking about here is coming in off the world baseball classic of Shohei Ohtani doing what he did, striking out Mike Trout. And in case all you trout detractors out there and part of them is somebody who's in the 10 o'clock position for me right here on the Rich Eisen Show. That's Brockman, for those who don't spatially know right here. You're in the 11 o'clock position.

Thank you. I was trying to figure that out. I was like, wait. That was only the 24th at bat of Mike Trout's career in which three swinging strikes were recorded in the same at bat. And that last pitch from Ohtani was nasty. But if anybody was out there going using that moment and obviously in an at bat.

Either the pitcher of the batter has to win the at bat and Ohtani won that at bat. But it did spark the conversation of wouldn't it be great to see these guys in a playoff game this year? Just maybe, just maybe the the Angels can make you got to go higher register. You and maybe the Angels can actually get to the playoffs this year. We'll see. We'll see Trout.

I think a glass just shattered behind Brockman. Again, you have to go higher register sometimes to say something in the sports world and believe what you're saying. So it took one day for that notion to be completely shattered. As Shoei Ohtani took the mound last night. And was dominant. Six innings. Ten strikeouts, no runs, three walks, two hits. It was an unprecedented outing, which we'll get to in a moment. But of course, they could only scrape one run across for Ohtani.

Who was in the lineup. And only a one nothing lead that then gets blown in the eighth by the bullpen. And the Ohtani lead was protected while Ohtani was on the mound by Hunter Renfro.

Seek it out, folks, if you did not see it. I've never seen a no look behind the back catch. But the right fielder of the Los Angeles Angels last night overran the baseball in Oakland and reached behind him. Not looking and caught the baseball and Ohtani gave that shocked look and standing ovation clap into his glove. And I've watched it about five, six different times and each time it's even crazier.

I've never seen anything like it. But the bottom line is the Angels got an incredible outing from Ohtani in which, wait for it. And this is another pitch clock.

Unintended consequence. He called his own game. Because as Phil Nevin, the manager of the Angels, said after the game or prior to the game last night. The device that you see catchers punching in the pitches into this device that you see sometimes is on their leg or it's on their wrist and they're covering it up with their gloves. And they are communicating to the pitcher which pitch they want to have called.

Because in this day and age, they don't want signs to be stolen of fingers dropped between the legs as we've seen catchers do for a century and a half plus calling pitches. So the catcher is the one who's punching the buttons and the pitcher has this device in his hat and can hear what the catcher's calling and shake him off or not. Nevin says that Ohtani has so many different pitches he can throw. That if the catcher is the one with the pitch comm as it's called device, plugging in options for Ohtani and he has too many pitches at his disposal.

That Ohtani needs to be the one with the pitch comm device because if the catcher has it Ohtani could keep shaking off the catcher so many times it would result in a pitch clock violation. There are a lot of buttons over here. So Ohtani has the device on his arm and he has apparently learned which buttons are which just by feeling it and not having to look at it. He's already learned which buttons are which doesn't have to look at it, which by the way is the way many people text these days. Many with a flip phone used to do that very simply and very easily.

You tap the letter three two times to get to the letter E. You have to remember that. But that's the way he's calling a game. And by the way it wasn't cleared for pitchers to know that they could use this device by baseball until last Friday. So six days before opening day and Ohtani was ready to do this and not only did it but he did it to the tune of 10 strikeouts over six innings. And they lost.

Anyway. How unprecedented is this? Chris you were saying this before the game. You saw this statistic. Yeah.

Shout out Sarah Langs for this. I saw this morning Shohei's outing was the 26th such since 1901 with 10 strikeouts or more and no runs allowed on opening day. It's the first time that pitcher's team ever lost in a game. How about that? All right. Don't worry.

Overreaction Friday. You ready? We're coming to get you baby. You ready?

Let's go. On behalf of Major League Baseball the commissioner should step in and demand the Angels trade away Shohei. Rob Manfred.

He'll never come back on the show after he hears this tape. Rob Manfred needs to channel his inner David Stern. And on behalf of this sport ask Shohei Ohtani do you want to trade?

Players will demand trades. We know Lamar did it on March 2nd of this month. On March 31st of this month in this year of our Lord 2023 where the pitch clock is now creating an opportunity for this guy who can pitch and hit and run and throw like nobody's ever done in one personal package. To now wear a device to call his own damn game and be this good and be the first one to be that good on opening day and still lose.

Now if I'm not mistaken 1901 technically you could say that's two centuries or two hundred right two centuries into the second yeah sure could have happened in 1900 maybe let's roll the dice and say it didn't so it's even better for my stupid pick two centuries worth. Rob Manfred has one more rule to make it's on behalf and you know what I don't care if he winds up with you TJ. Well I care.

Me as long as he doesn't wind up with Chris. Hey about the Dodgers. Okay the Dodgers you know how many yards can you water ski behind? See now we get into dicey territory as the Dodgers have yet more incredibly seemingly generationally talented young players that you need to learn because they're really freaking good and they're already up one game on the Padres with 161 more to go. Hot takes this is great. Oh Tony got it please now I know that it's just one game you got 161 to get a win streak going here one game one game. It's like five spots one go right start one game to just pour water on the you know what maybe this is the air they could do it one. We talking playoffs or what?

Maybe maybe. God that was so disappointing. He was he was so good. Got to see him. We can't have the world baseball classic be the only time that we saw him in a game that mattered for the whole country to sit down and watch and talk about I'm sorry. Special man. Oh gosh. Okay don't go anywhere we're getting this show started Kevin Hart now we're number three our number two Arthur Smith did the Falcons talk about Lamar Jackson or not?

I want to find the answer out. It'll be a hunting and pecking expedition with a coach who knows when he calls into the show I am absolutely seeking that information. This is going to be a nice fun conversation for you to hear that's an hour number two. But when we come back Broderick Jones of the Georgia Bulldogs will be joining us here on the Rich Eisen show. Will he be the first offensive lineman's name mentioned in a couple of Thursdays. Men do you get distracted during the day thinking about your underarm sweating itching or emitting an odor. Do those thoughts keep you from showing care when it counts. New and improved dove men plus care antiperspirant with 72 hours sweat and odor protection and one quarter moisturizing cream helps you forget about your underarm so you can be present for the moments that matter.

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Call click Granger dot com or just stop by. Just like this young man is doing right now on the phone from the University of Georgia back to back national champion looking for his first professional gig. Well, wait a minute. Let me let me put that again back to back national champion from Georgia looking for his first NFL gig. Right, because the SEC Chris, right, that's professional football pretty much already.

Rich, everyone gets paid now. OK, no, I'm not saying that. I'm talking about that's the style of play that they play. It just means more.

That's what I heard. Well, they're the best conference. I'll stop talking as if I'm not just introducing him ready to bring him on the show is Broderick Jones big time offensive tackle out of Georgia right here on the Rich Eisen show. How you doing broader? I'm good. How are you?

I'm doing fine. Where are you? Where have I found you today? I am actually in Atlanta right now. OK. Are you at home or you where are you?

Yes, sir. I'm at home getting ready to start traveling. OK. Is it your home? Is it your ancestral home?

Which hall because just the other day I was speaking to Jacoby Myers knew of the Raiders. He was in his he was in his home like his mom's home. Where are you? What home? Yeah, I'm at my mom's home. OK, of course you are Broderick. Is it still the same house you grew up in?

No, sir. We actually just moved not too long ago. OK. It's a new opportunity. So it's a new opportunity and a new change around the corner in both areas. So I'm just trying to grasp it all in.

Getting ready to try and buy our own house so she can actually call it home. Is that why your your Twitter is called at Millionaire Move 3? Is that what you got? Or Millionaire Move? Is that what you got? Yeah, Millionaire Move. Yes, sir.

Trying to get to those needs. OK. So did you change your Twitter account once you left Georgia or has that always been your Twitter account?

That's always been my Twitter account since I had a Twitter. OK. So you've always been thinking about your Millionaire Move, is what you're saying? Yes, sir. OK. Yes, sir.

All right. While you are speaking to me right now and that's part of existence and you are about a month away from hearing your name, what's that going to mean to hear your name on a draft night? Broderick?

Man, it's going to mean so much just because I put so much work and so much effort in, you know, so just being able to hear my name called and being able to celebrate and, you know, just make that change in life with all the sacrifices that I've made me and my family in order to be a great moment for all of us. OK, let's talk about the journey then Broderick. When did you start playing football?

When did that happen? I started playing football at a young age, like I probably was like seven, eight, but I was always so bigger than everybody. So that would put me, I would be eight playing on the 10 and under team. I was always playing up because of my size. So you were all, so there was no growth spurt. You were just grown from the beginning. Yeah, I was just growing. I just kept growing and growing. OK. So were you always in the position to grade the road or what were you doing?

What were you doing? Yes, sir. Yes, sir. I was always so big, but I was also always so athletic, so I would play many different positions. I played running back, full back, wide receiver, tight end, I played it all throughout the years.

OK. So what's your favorite? Now I understand what you do professionally and what's going to make your millionaire move, but like full back, running back, do you like hitting people like that too? Oh, no, no, nothing tops tackle. Nothing tops tackle.

Why? Nothing tops. Just being able to be physical and like just dominate your opponent. It's a different feeling. So what's going through your mind pre-snap then?

Walk me through that. What's it like? You got to just lock in on what you have to do to succeed.

If that's unblocking, pass blocking, having a good footwork, getting your hands on somebody, whatever it is, you know, just locking in right before the ball is snapped and knowing what you have to do. Have you ever caught a touchdown pass, Broderick? I actually have in middle school. That was your last one. Middle school. Yeah, that was my last one.

That was my last one. Do you want to? Do you want to do it? OK. Hopefully, hopefully O.C.

like like the way I move and like these sweet feet and hopefully Pro Mia. I didn't play in there. Let's do it. I mean, I don't know if you saw Pené Sewell did it this year for the Lions. He like laid out.

And Andrew did it. So, you know, you're up to speed. You get it. OK. All right. So let's talk about what you're doing this month then, Broderick Jones, your pro day is done. You've got in-person visits set up. Oh, yes, sir, I start my top 30 visits next week, but, you know, just until the end, I've just been working out, you know, trying to stay in shape, trying to get stronger, working in on my techniques, my hands, my feet, you know, just the small things.

OK. So what's the first spot you're going to, Broderick? I am going to Tennessee first.

You're going to Tennessee first. OK. Have you met Vrabel yet? Did you meet him at the combine? I believe so. OK. All right. I did. Yes, sir, I did. OK.

Very good. So Tennessee first and then who else? Walk me through who else. And then after Tennessee, I have the Jets. Yes, you do.

Yes, you do. OK. I'm a Jet fan, Broderick. Let me just tell you, I'm closing my eyes right now and I see you in green. I see it.

I see it better now. Have you met with the Jets already at the combine as well? Did you meet with them there?

Yes, sir, I did. OK. How often have you how much time have you spent in the New York, New Jersey area in your life? Oh, not much really. OK. I can tell you some things. I'll tell you some things if you need it. I can help you out on that. OK. All right.

OK. Well, I am mandated to ask you who else, but I would like to just leave it at there and rip the knob off. Who else are you visiting after the Jets? Who else you got? I believe I got the Patriots. OK. Have you met with Bill Belichick yet? No, sir, I didn't meet with Bill. Who has Bill met with? He didn't meet with Addison either, Chris. Bill wasn't at the combine.

That's true, too. I met with the yeah, I met with the team, but I didn't meet with him specifically. OK. Now, what do you think that'll be like?

Obviously, you know who he is. So what do you think that'll be like? It was actually a pretty cool experience just sitting in the meeting room with some personnel from the staff. And it was real chill.

It was like there wasn't too much going on, you know, and it seemed real laid back. So, you know, I think I'll be OK. Oh, yes, I think you will. I think you will. Now, do you have the did you have the same approach as Nolan Smith that nobody believed in Georgia last year? Man, people people always want to doubt Georgia because, you know, it's always so much going on in Georgia. We had so many draft picks, so people thought we were going to fall off. But then once we start winning, you know, everybody want to jump back on the way.

So, you know, we just take that and put the fuel on the fire and work harder because. We still have so much talent that people didn't know about and didn't believe in, so we just wanted to show the world what we had left. So what was it like going up against, say, Trevon Walker or Jordan Davis in practice?

Man, it was a. A great thing just because, like, I knew what they were capable of doing. So just being able to go against them in practice and, you know, perfect your craft and always because you got you always got to be on your best, best game, no matter what in practice and film in the game, because they're always coming like at Georgia.

We it's no fall off like from first screen, the second screen, the third screen. Everybody's good. So that that's what makes games easier for us because we go so hard in practice to make each other better. Hmm. So who is the toughest guy you've gone against in practice in your years there in Georgia? I can't even answer that. It's like too many. Too many. Yeah.

A lot of a lot of coaches ask me that I tell them the same thing has been too many to just name what. Let me ask you this question, then is Darnell Washington bigger than you? Yes.

Oh, geez. He is. Did you see the way that he moved? He moved the I can't even call it. I mean, the sled at the combine. Did you see that?

The time? Oh, I knew he was going to kill the sled. Well, he did.

Most hardly. He does a great job with them and pushing the sled. Most hardly will make them push the sled at all practices he had to because that's what it that's what it's about at the University of Georgia. Tight ends aren't just for catching the ball and catching touchdowns. They will Georgia produces them to be able to block, to be able to catch, to be able to run, to know everything that's going on in the game plan. Well, and you also know clearly you've been surrounded by prospects available in this year's draft with you, combine wherever else you may have been. Would Brock Bowers fit in right now? Easily.

You didn't stutter. Easily right? Easily.

Yes. He's just someone who doesn't give in to the peer pressure. He's always going to work. He's always going to give you his best. He studies. He works out. He's just the whole package.

So it's tough to say that he can't just because of his age, but his mindset is so mature that I believe he would be able to fit in day one. And give me your favorite Stetson-Bennett story. You got one? Favorite Stetson-Bennett story.

Yes, sir. And me and Stetson got so many stories because after every touchdown I'm always celebrating with Stetson. Because you know a lot of people, they always run into the receiver or the running back who catches the ball, but you got to think about it.

Without the quarterback, the ball's not in the air and there's no touchdown. So I'm always celebrating with him first, you know, just always joking around. When we were playing TCU, I can tell you when he ran that touchdown, when he ran the touchdown behind me, we were just laughing at it. And I pick him up and I throw him in there and I say, that's how you run, boy. Just little things like that, it's so many stories with Stetson. Well, I mean, the question is, what's his role going to be at the next level? But you know, there's a lot of conversation about that.

You want to pound the table for him a little bit? You know, Stetson is a great quarterback. You know, everybody always talks about, they try and talk about his size, but there's so many small quarterbacks in this draft, so they really can't compare that. It's all about the mindset first and the want to. That's all it is because in this game, there's no question about how good you are because you wouldn't be here if you weren't good enough. So I feel like he will be able to play, you know, just being able to get in, learn the playbook, you know, learn the system and things like that is going to be what's going to take him to the next level, like the study and everything, you know, just the small details.

That's what's going to separate Stetson from the rest of everybody. All right, then let's finish up talking about you, Broderick Jones. You mentioned three places that you're going to see among the many, you called them what, your top 30 visit, right?

30. Yes, sir. So you mentioned Tennessee Jets and New England. What would you say to Tannehill? It seems like Aaron Rodgers is going to the Jets.

Mac Jones or anybody else, any professional NFL quarterback right now that will be protected by you, what's your message to that quarterback prior to your draft? Just give me your best because I'm always give you my best. That's all I ask for.

Just give me a hundred percent and I'm gonna get a hundred percent in return. And you will have their back. And I will have their back always.

Do you take it personally if somebody touches the quarterback? Oh, of course. Okay. And what are you going to do draft night? Are you going to be in Kansas City? Is that your plan? You know, I probably won't just because I want to be able to celebrate with my family and you know, my support system and I have a huge support system. So I think I'll probably just be at the house. At the house? And how many, how many people like what, what's, how many people are you going to be there for you? Probably 15.

Okay. That's a nice size crowd. Nice size crowd. You know, I got, you know, I got coaches, I got family, I got friends, I got teammates that want to show support, you know, so, okay.

So I just want to be able to give them that full experience. And what's, what's it going to be like when that phone rings and you put it to your ear and you hear a coach or an owner or a general manager saying, how'd you like to join fill in the blank? What's that going to mean for you? It's going to mean so much just cause like I told you, there's sweats in the bucket, you know, at this, at this, at this moment in time, I'm just leaving all glory to God and just praying for the best.

Sweats in the bucket. You're referring to everything you've put in is what you're saying right there. Yes, sir. I like that phrase. I've been at this 20 years.

I've never heard that before. So just, uh, just do this favor for me. Okay. Remember these numbers, nine, seven, three and eight, six, two. Those are the area codes to Florham park, New Jersey. Those are the area codes that will show up on your phone if the New York jets are calling you on the final Thursday of this month. Okay. I did this with sauce Gardner last year. I didn't give him the area codes, but I told, I spoke that into existence.

You want to talk about speaking things into existence. I'm trying to do that with you right now. I think this is going to be, you might want to be drafted higher than 13 and if that's the case, my apologies to you. I'm just being selfish. Okay.

I'm just being selfish. That's it. Okay. Yes, sir.

Now, if I was really being selfish, I would tell you to block all other area codes off your phone, but I don't want to do that to you. You know? Yeah. I don't think I can do that just yet. Understood. So take your time, travel safe, enjoy this month. It'll be long, but it'll be done and you'll never have to do this again and you'll go crush it. Thanks for the time. Yes, sir. Thank you for having me. Right back at you.

That's Broderick Jones of the University of Georgia. Sweats in the bucket. Never heard that one before. Have you?

Nope. That's the good one, man. I like that. Sweats in the bucket. We could talk about that.

That's like the first eight plus years of this show, right? I mean, her two tears in the bucket. A lot of sweat in the bucket. A lot of sweat. A lot of bucket. A lot of sweat. A lot of buckets.

A lot of buckets. I like that kid, huh? Me too.

Yeah. That was awesome. I like that kid.

That was cool. He's going to protect somebody. But I like that. He's not going to be like, I have your back. He's like, you give me 110% because you're going to get that from me.

It's all I want. By the way, do I know Washington? It's bigger than him. I just kind of ran through his combine highlights while the interview was going on.

First of all, he ran a 4640 at his size. Unbelievable. Unbelievable. Unbelievable.

These guys are freaks in my opinion. Let me just repeat this, okay? Can you put up the mock draft of anybody? It could be our friend Aaron, right?

The 13-year-old? Yeah. From yesterday.

Yeah. Put up his mock draft. Any mock draft. I'll take any mock draft.

I know that the one that we had from yesterday whose mom put it on Twitter saying, I'd love to get feedback. I think Aaron has insider info to be honest. Well, I'm just saying, because this is as good as any mock draft that's out there right now. Yeah. Skoronsky's going to be the first one called, everybody thinks.

Okay? He just seems like a natural fit for Chicago. Plus, he's Northwestern. He's- Skoronsky? Yeah. Skoronsky. Hurricane Skoronsky. Hurricane Skoronsky. Okay?

Hurricane Skoronsky. And then you flip to his second page, because I think everyone does believe that the way that everything's going with the quarterbacks and the edge rushers and then maybe top defensive backs, there goes, this is where, he's going to Tennessee and this is the tire kick that they're doing. Paris Johnson Jr, Broderick drones.

That's it. Okay? Now the Texans might snag them too, but as we all know, the Texans need a lot. This is why I'm thinking about Broderick falling to that spot for the Jets. He's not getting past the Jets.

Are you going to will this, like you willed sauce? But I'm pointing this out to show you that these guys are top notch pass protectors, top notch left tackles. And Broderick Jones just said Darnell Washington is bigger than him and didn't stutter. It wasn't like, oh, let me think about it.

It was like, is he bigger than you? Yes. Oh yeah.

844-204 Rich, number Dow will take your phone calls. Arthur Smith will join us and coming up on this program, we've got what's more likely. We've got Kevin Hart, but that's hour three stuff. That's stuff for you to just put in your mind's eye and stay tuned for. Top of hour number two is going to be a highly spirited discussion. We didn't even talk about it before the show that we're going to talk about it, but I'm bringing it up. The question is, Chris, if you want me to bring it up now as a tease, a tease is a good or bring it up later on the spot because you'll slip right into it like an old shoe because you've been banging this drum and we have not dug into it. And I think, you know, now officially what I'm talking about is you've read my mind. I want it later.

It's common out of nowhere. Top of telling folks do not miss the top of our number two because it is a sacred cow that Chris is putting on a hot seat. 844-204-rich number to dial. We'll take your calls when we come back here on this Friday edition of the Rich Eisen Show. can help you slam dunk your job hunt in this time of tournament basketball and NBA playoffs coming up. You can make your next career move a slam dunk by going to and putting your resume on Once you do, you can be recruited by employers before they even post their jobs because employers are all over as well because they know that specializes in building the right teams for them and then knows how to match you with those job fits. When you score the position, salary calculator ensures you're paid what you're worth. All the bases are covered. I'm mixing my sports metaphors to let you know that is the spot for you to help you win your job hunt today. Terzo and I will all rise. Is this a Friday spot for him? Like his usual Friday spot? Are we your Friday phone call, Terzo?

Am I noticing a pattern here sometimes? Well, Rich, it kind of goes back and forth between sometimes Mondays or Fridays. My week has just been an absolute mess, so I finally got a moment to breathe and I figured I'd give you guys a shout.

Okay, very good. Everyone excited for the Final Four tonight in the state, I'd imagine? Oh, man, there's a ton of buzz right now. Everybody is extremely excited. It's going to be a tough game. South Carolina, they're great, man. Defensively, they are going to do whatever they can to stop Kaitlyn, and I wouldn't be shocked if they maul her pretty good.

I happen to think that she's going to have to have another primetime big game to get past them. It's going to be the last two players of the year on the same court, national champs on one side, the other team that hasn't been in the Final Four in 30 years on the other. It's a classic. It's a classic for sure. What else is on your mind, Terzo?

What do you got? I love seeing baseball back on. Just one thing that I think baseball still needs to address while making some of these changes is blacking out their games on TV. You need to get this new shiny product back out onto the market and show it to everybody. Quit limiting the market, because here in Des Moines, we have six different markets that we're blacked out of, and it's a three-hour drive for me to get to any of these places to watch a game.

How about that? I know MLB was actually in Des Moines yesterday talking with our state senators to try and figure this out, which is a positive, because I really do enjoy the pitch clock and where it is right now. Yeah, for sure. Is this an RSN, the regional sports networks that are dying off left, right, up, and down? Is that part of this thing too? Again, I just don't know. It is?

Yeah, 100%. I believe the one that has St. Louis, Kansas City, and I want to say Minnesota, it's filed for bankruptcy, so hopefully we get to watch those games. I'm not a fan of any of the teams that we're blacked out of, but I just want baseball on TV. I hear you. Well, that's a major problem. Thanks for the call.

Greatly appreciate it, Terzo, for the information. Enjoy the Final Four tonight between Iowa and South Carolina. I would ask the commissioner about that.

I should have when he was here last week. That would have been interesting, I mean, because that's what I'm hearing, that the regional sports, I mean, the Major League Baseball has built quite a bit on regional sports networks showing games, and that part of our business is cratering. I don't know. I think there was a report that Major League Baseball is going to take over for some of the ones that have failed. Well, it's also streaming. Look, we're huge advocates of streaming because we're sitting here on our Roku channel stream right now, and a lot of folks are like, what do we think the future of the sports TV world is going? It's streaming.

I mean, I see that. And look, I hear the criticisms that, well, it's difficult for me to flip around games. Well, I mean, I have right now, and I'm going to have the MLB app, and I have the NBA league pass as well. So when one game is on ESPN, it's tough to hit two buttons to get to it, but I do do it. God forbid you have to hit two buttons, right? And then when one game is in commercial, I'll just flip to another one, and they're all right there.

But it is expensive for people to go get it. I don't know what the answer is, but streaming is, this is the way it's going. This is where the world is going towards the streamers. It is that.

And I'm not just saying that, and that's part, I'm not saying because this is where we are, but we're here because I believe in it. So not to get too deep into the business of TV world, but this is real world stuff. When there's somebody sitting in Iowa saying, I can't watch a baseball game, which is the last thing baseball wants to hear. They make all these changes, and someone's like, I can't see your sport. So all right, let's jump in here.

Why not? Sean in Pasadena, California. We're going to jump the line. He just called in, but I'm intrigued by the subject matter. What's up, Sean?

Hey, Rich, how you doing, brother? What's going on? Hey, yeah, I was at the Dodger game last night. Everybody's getting ready for the seventh inning stretch, and I see this guy just maybe a couple of rows below me going through the crowd, and then everybody's getting excited. Then all of a sudden this guy just jumps over the fence and runs into the field, and he's going into center field, and all of a sudden he's turning around, and he's got a proposal to his wife, and he's sitting on the field, and you see the Arizona Diamondback outfielders like, what the heck is going on here? And then all of a sudden he turns around, and I see the security guard, man.

He's like... You watch some clothes? Yeah, like he's trying to run the 40 in 4.2. And all of a sudden, man, he tackles this guy, and it was a spectacle, man. It was crazy, because everybody's starting to think, one, two, three strikes you're out, and all of a sudden this guy is tackling this guy in the outfield. Well, he was out.

He was out. There's no question about it. So you watched it happen? You watched him filter through the crowd, he jumped the fence out of the pavilion, right? Yes, absolutely.

Yeah. And then he went to the field, and it was just a shock to me, because everybody was just... It was kind of like a hum in the crowd, like everybody knew this was coming.

And then all of a sudden, he did it, and you've seen the result on the replay, so it was kind of wild. The most important question I can ask you, Sean, and this is it, truly, and I hope you know the answer, this is crucial, did she say yes? I don't think she did. Oh, no.

Could you imagine? You do all that. Maybe she said yes after she had to go get him out of jail. Bail him out. You had to bail him out and then said yes? I did see a post today that said she said yes. Okay, so she said yes. So you watched this whole thing unfold, huh? Yeah, I did. I was in the pavilion, and yeah, man, it was just crazy.

And on behalf of... I've got about 30 seconds left. On behalf of what TJ's about to say when we're done with this segment, do you think it was real or fake? Was it real? You know what, Dan? I think it was real. I think maybe he had a dare, you know, a couple of beers doesn't matter.

You know, a little bit of courage fuel, I understand. Thank you, Sean. That's Sean in Pasadena, talking about the most viral moment of opening day right there.

Arthur Smith of the Falcons coming up. All right, sir, I gave you the 90 seconds of the Roku Channel platform. You think it's fake? I just... You know, initially when I saw the video... As a former producer of Punk'd, you believe this is fake?

I used to, you know, work on a show where we prank people. I just... I don't know if I think it's fake, but it's just like, when you zoom in when he's running, there seems to be two marks where he stops, pivots, puts his knee and his foot down, almost like it was a mark. Could have been a divot from the outfielder, who knows?

I would have to say, because I can't imagine... But he went right to that specific spot, and that was just like where my... I was like, wait a sec, because... Your punk'd brain said something's up.

I have a hard time believing anything I see now, Rich, because people, that's all they do. They do these pranks all the time. I guess we get desensitized, but immediately I'm like, ah, really? I know that the kiss cam stuff sometimes is staged, and some other things that you see in NBA arenas and hockey arenas is staged. I can't imagine that a member of Dodger Stadium would go out to center field at some point and just draw an X in the ground, and have somebody prank the Diamondbacks and the fans, dressing somebody up in security and take this guy out. I just can't imagine that. You're probably right, and I'm probably... More than likely I'm wrong, but it was just my mind just went to, wait a second, like... We didn't think that we'd get somebody calling in, watching it from start to finish. We even watched the guy close in.

But she bailed out the guy, but not on the marriage proposal. Understood. It's WrestleMania season, and the Podcast Heat Network has you covered. Podcast Heat has shows featuring many of your favorite wrestlers and personalities leading up to the Showcase of the Immortals, and talking about the results afterwards. And now it's not just WrestleMania being a day, it's a week. I don't know if there's anything quite like it in an outperformed entertainment. There's not. Listen to the WrestleMania spirit with the Podcast Heat Network, wherever you listen.
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