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What's going on? I say hello to you, Rich. Nice blue shirt. I appreciate you saying that. That was when you say nice blue shirt to you. Oh yeah, nice blue shirt to you. I do like your blue shirt. I'm setting you up.
It's like assist time. It's a new shirt. I haven't worn it before. How are you, Jay Felley? What's going on?
I'm great. Nice blue shirt, guys. Is it blue shirt day? Nice blue shirt, Jay Felley. Is that blue over there? I can't see through.
I can't see through the lights, TJ. I mean, yeah, I got some blue on. I'm wearing a Sting t-shirt. I got blue, you know? So yeah, blue is the theme today.
Fantastic. Sting the wrestler. Oh, I was about to say, yeah. Oh, surfer Sting, you know, before The Crow. I thought you were going Sting as in the Rocker of the police. The wrestler with the blonde flat top. I'm a 53-year-old man. So, Sting.
No, he's probably actually older than me. All right. Do you know, look, I know tonight we've got play-in activity. Final days of the play-in. I've enjoyed the play-in tournament. Yeah, it's fun. I do like the play-in tournament.
Good addition. I do like the play-in tournament. The thing I don't understand is why, where were the games last night? What are you guys, have a travel day, Rich? What travel day? Regroup.
What travel day? Got a regroup day. You made the 9-10 game.
You're lucky to still, you're lucky to play in. You are. So they should play back to back.
Yes. And you've been complaining about people sitting at home. I haven't. I am not the one complaining about back to backs. Some people are complaining about back to backs because their back hurts.
My back hurt this morning. No, no, no, no. Here's the problem. These back to backs, the players should be forced to do. You're playing 9-10 like get on a plane from Toronto. Go into Miami and play the next night.
You're on your own on this one, bro. No, I'm not. You're the 10th seed. You're the 10th seed. You deserve any perks. You're lucky to be playing in.
Right, exactly. That's ridiculous. You were lucky to be playing in. Now, I understand that the Heat get a day off and then they get to stay at home and host. The Timberwolves get a day at home and they get to stay at home and host.
I'm telling you, man, if you're the 9-10, you're lucky to just, you're lucky to be getting on a plane and keep playing. That's my only, my only, I do like the play-in tournament where first night winners go on, losers go home, but to host. And then the next night losers go home and winners go on for a shot to win back to back games, sometimes on the road to go to the playoffs. I guess you need to give them a day off.
Yeah. You got to give the Thunder a day off and you got to give the Bulls a day off to rest their voices for free throws. Come on. We need DR tonight.
Look, I want them at peak performance. Apparently, she's not in Miami this evening. So, we won't be, was it a one screech and done? Right? Well, there's always home games, so. Wow. So, I was wondering where they were last night and NHL season finished up. Got that going on. What an awful season this year. You know what I need, you know. Penguins didn't make the playoffs for the first time.
You got a few more. I mean, the NHL season is in its final throws and I'm glad that we still have a little bit more time before the playoffs begin so I can completely understand how they come up with the playoff field. As they say in hockey, let's do that hockey.
I have no idea. Honestly, I need a slide rule to figure out who's in and who's not and who's at, you know, and who's got the, you know, wild card round, whatever. At any rate, playoff hockey's starting next week. That'll be great. That'll be great. We got the, you know, we got the Heat Bulls this evening. Yeah.
And then you've got the Timberwolves, the fighting Timberwolves. Rudy Beck? I don't know. We'll see. Game time decisions.
GTD. Same thing with Kat. Kat's game time. What?
Yeah. Oh, this is a big L. This is big L rest in peace for the Timberwolves. The Thunder, the Thunder move on to take on the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. Throw away more fun team.
I think they were going to do that regardless if they played or not. So, that's tonight. And so we have one more day to start wondering who needs it more. Hardin or Embiid?
Hardin. We got one more day. The Suns play on Sunday, right? Is that when the Suns play? That's when the Clippers play.
We got two more, yeah. The Clippers play on Sunday. So you got two more days until Durant. Figure it out.
Durant. I can't wait for that series. Oh my gosh. I'm looking at one of the... I think you're going to be grossly disappointed, TJ. I guess we'll see. What are you looking at, Rich?
I'm just looking at what our competitors are talking about and I just wonder how their brains work sometimes. I'm just being very honest. Can I walk over and look? Yeah, come over here. I don't care. We're nominated.
Here you go. No, come over here. I'm really going in a way that I shouldn't. Look in the middle of the screen wondering right there. Oh, you're going to sit down.
Top middle. Is Kevin Durant tough enough? Guess Mike's honest. Is he tough enough? Tough enough. Wow.
Alright. Can we sit down? I mean, he's only like, what is he, 200 pounds, TJ?
Remember when he couldn't bench press 185? Look at you sitting in the guest seat. By the way, Andrew Hawkins is going to be sitting there.
Eyes in overtime. I'm wearing shorts. Okay, very good.
Thank you. With a blue flannel on. Are we really going to spend time on whether Kevin Durant's tough enough? I mean, apparently some people are. You know what Kevin Durant's going to do? I mean, honestly. They're undefeated when he's in the lineup.
They're what, seven, eight, no? And he's going to probably average 35 a game in the series. The Suns may not go on a run that everyone's expecting him to and you're going to blame Durant for that. They're the favorites to win the West. Please. I'm excited. I'm excited. I'm excited for Warriors Kings. Iron Eagles calling game two of that on Turner and he's going to be calling Nets Sixers game one locally because, you know, he does the he's the voice of the Brooklyn Nets locally.
So we can't. And so Nets Sixers. We'll talk Nets Sixers, Warriors Kings. He did the Heat Hawks game the other night. Kings, Cavs.
That is the most entertaining what everyone feels a deck chair rearrangement in the Eastern Conference side. Oh, Knicks, Cavs. Knicks, Cavs. What did I say? You said Kings. Oh, sorry. Knicks, Cavs. At any rate. I thought you were predicting the NBA Finals.
I was like, oh, we can make some money. One or two weeks. Two weeks from today. What happens? We'll know the answer to all the first and first round of the NFL Draft questions.
We'll know it all. We'll know if the Texans did, in fact, go in a different direction. The whole conversation has been Lavi Smith spat in the eye of the Houston Texans in the last drive, last game of the year and his last game of his tenure there.
And he spat in their eye and he tried to win a game he had no business trying to win. When the Texans sat there in the position, all you got to do is lose and you get the first overall pick and the Bears get it instead. And the Carolina Panthers move all the way up. Now, that could actually be as significant as we believe for the Texans if they don't like whoever the Panthers leave on the board for them to choose. Is it possible that if Bryce Young is the choice of Carolina, the Texans pass on C.J.
Stroud happily for Will Anderson. If that happens, then every quarterback not named Bryce Young would be available for anybody to choose third overall if they call the Cardinals and make the offer that the Cardinals want to hear. And if that doesn't happen and the Cardinals choose somebody not named a quarterback because they've covered that person too, is it possible the Colts just sit where they want fourth overall and get to choose any quarterback other than the one that the Panthers took off the board? Is it possible Stroud goes first and then Bryce Young winds up in Houston and then there's a whole free-for-all at the third overall spot? Or the Panthers and the Texans choose a quarterback and there's no free-for-all after that? That we aren't evaluating the quarterbacks in the media in the same way that the NFL teams are evaluating the quarterbacks and that is what Adam Schefter was mentioning about how the Texans might pass on a quarterback and that's a sentiment Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated came on the show and rebutted with zero static.
Totally agreed with it. Totally agreed with Schefter thinking the Texans might move on without a quarterback and he said maybe we're not evaluating the quarterbacks in the media in the same way that they are with the NFL and that is just fascinating to me. Because Anthony Richardson is sitting right there and it really depends on who you talk to. It really depends on who you talk to as to whether he's tops in the draft or he's not all that. You hear he is a big dude who can throw and run and people talk about Cam Newton and then you hear the pushback like he's not Cam Newton. Cam was one of the best college quarterbacks ever and he had an Auburn team that he didn't have much help on. He elevated that team. He personally beat everyone that year. I think Chris and I looked it up.
I think they had three pros Chris on that two starting lineups offense and defense. So it's all about Richardson and suddenly two weeks before the draft 13 days before the draft on this day we'll have our questions answered two weeks from now. Is it possible Richardson slips down the board? Because you're hearing Texans aren't interested in any quarterback that might not be named Bryce Young or CJ Stroud.
They might not be interested in one of those two I just mentioned. And Will Leviss and his weird eating habits shooting up the draft boards. It's a banana hole. With the peel on it. I even just saw a video of an elephant who peels his bananas on CNN. An elephant? Yes. I saw it.
It's an incredible video. And Will Leviss is just like some sort of I'll just eat it like you know. All brown and everything.
Puts mayonnaise in his coffee. I don't know what the hell's going on. What? Yeah.
Hell, I've seen it. Red flag. Yeah. And in terms of Richardson and the pushback you hear about him it's always and certainly the pushback he's not Cam Newton. Cam Newton went undefeated with a bunch of guys who really didn't do very much in the pros. Is his record. The Florida record. Six and seven. This year. He didn't play in a bowl game. So you look at Anthony Richardson's record. Six and seven. And that's the pushback.
Does it matter? This is what he had to say when I asked him that very question the day after the combine that he personally blew up with his skills. A lot of people see that record and they think you know we are a good team. You know a lot of people see the record and they say oh ask Richardson can't lead a team.
You know you can't even you know go five hundred in the season. But you know to that I just say you know they don't they don't know that they're in and out of the game. You know they don't understand what we go through daily. You don't understand how hard we work. You know sometimes things don't fall away and that comes with the game. You know I feel like whenever I step into a team you know I step on a team you know I'm there to contribute you know give me my all and you know provide any way I can. I feel like I did that every game. You look at their record at six and seven and the thing you also get see some pushback on that record of what Richardson had to say is the first loss of Anthony Richardson season was to Will Levis in Kentucky.
Yep. Will Levis had 202 yards on 13 to 24 passing with a touchdown and a pick. He was sacked three times. Anthony Richardson was 14 to 35 for 143 yards and two interceptions and no touchdowns.
No bueno. You then take a look at his second loss of the season. Guess who it was against? Lyndon Hooker. He was available in the draft. Hooker went 22 or 28 for 349 and two touches. Richardson 24 or 44 for 453 and two touchdowns in the air. I should mention that against Tennessee, Richardson also had 67 yards on the ground and two touchdowns. Against Georgia, Richardson lost his third game of the year.
Everybody lost to Georgia. Stetson Bennett's available in this year's draft. He lost to three fellow draftees. Stetson Bennett 316, two touchdowns, two interceptions. Anthony Richardson 18 to 31, 271, one touchdown, no interceptions.
He also had 48 yards rushing on the day. He also lost to Florida State. He was 9 to 27 in that game for three touchdowns, 198 yards and then another loss coming against Vanderbilt.
That's the one that really sticks. Even though he had 400 yards and three touchdowns, he lost to Vanderbilt. How does Florida lose to Vanderbilt? How do you choose that guy first overall? And his answer would be, look at the tape. And anybody who looks at the tape will just go, wow.
And when you see him in person, you say the same thing. This one whole wind up for the pitch that in two weeks we're going to find out the answer to this question. And if he's available for Seattle at five, what happens when Detroit's sitting there at six, Vegas at seven, Atlanta at eight? What happens if Anthony Richardson's sitting there for each one of them? That would just turn this whole damn thing upside down if the Colts look at the record and say that's not a kid that we're looking for.
And they go Will Levis instead. Or are both of those guys available after 10 picks in the draft? Holy cow. Totally wide open. Totally have no idea what's going on. And Richardson is the linchpin. He is the biggest question mark of them all. Who's going to go for it? Personally, I think it's the Colts.
I don't think he gets past four. But I need to kick some more tires because now you're here and Will Levis is higher rated than Richardson. Is that a way to tell the Arizona Cardinals?
Guess what? We're not going to answer. We're not going to hit your asking price.
Because they might have reached out and it's too high of an asking price and they're like, we don't run Richardson anyway. We want Will Levis. Let's get that out there. I love it. Can't make heads or tails, but that's what this thing's all about.
Beautiful. We'll talk about it forevermore. The Tampa Bay Razor 13-0 because they just swept the worst team in baseball. So we got that going on. We'll talk about that on this program. He's not paying attention. Just not going to pass the goalie. Let's take a break. I think Ian Eagle is next. He'll be talking about the NBA playoffs that begin essentially tonight with two elimination games to wrap up the play-in tournament.
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And then we will enjoy his call of Warriors-Kings game two on TNT later on next week. Ian Eagle back here on the Rich Eisen Show. How are you, sir? Hey, Rich, how are you? What's happening? I'm doing fine. Just getting ready for a draft and playing tournament action.
Playing tournament. You know, that's what I got for you. Yeah, you're juggling. You're a juggler. So are you.
So are you. Where do the stats for the playing tournament go? Do you know? Is there just like a secret vault that just doesn't exist? It's a trap door. I didn't see caucus New Jersey behind a locked door.
Nobody can access them. It is weird. I definitely brought it up in our production meeting the other day and spilled over on the air a little bit.
I didn't want to make it a huge thing. And then I watched the New Orleans, Oklahoma City game and Jeff Van Gundy just uncorked it. He he clearly was was ruffled over the idea that these numbers don't go anywhere.
They are just there in the ether, but not they're not of the earth through the moon door of Game of Thrones. But in a way, I was literally thinking that watching your game like Kyle Lowry going off and I'm like, yeah, it's got to be like a playing tournament record or something or he must be closing in on it. And I'm like, oh, that's right.
There there are no such things. It's weird. It's a little odd because anyone that's grown up a sports fan numbers are everything. There's a catalog in which we remember things or recall our memories are connected in some way to the stats. So just instinctively, you assign it with an experience or with a moment that you watched. I don't know. I think the NBA at some point may address it maybe after years and years accumulating them.
They'll they'll place them in a in a separate area, separate category that'll pop up on the Internet. But you really have to seek out the box score from the individual games from the play. And if if you want any history as to what happened before, I will say this. And I know it's been universally praised. But just to add to that, it's been great. It's exactly what the NBA needed and not just because you get a one and done format that pops up in the final game. The finality of who gets the eight seed. But the last two to three weeks of the regular season are clearly affected. There are teams that are feeling a part of it.
There are fan bases that are now included. You're jockeying for position. The one and the two seed to me takes on even more added importance because you're getting rest. And the team that you're going to play is not getting rest. They have to actually go out and earn it. So being the two seed as opposed to the three seed, maybe in past years you'd say, ah, no big deal.
Now there's a little bit of a wrinkle to it. So it's been a smashing success for the NBA. Ryan Eagle joining me here on the Rich Eisen Show. Let's talk about the Nets, sir.
You're going to see him in Philadelphia for Game 1 on Saturday. If before the season you had told me that would be the six seeded Nets at the Sixers in round one, I would have thought, well, off year a bit for Durant and Kyrie, perhaps it's because there was something beneath the surface last summer between the two of the guys and that Steve Nash would be coaching for his job. And yet, lo and behold, look at the team that's showing up there on Saturday. The journey is remarkable and so is the team.
There's a lot of guys to root for from Jacques Vaughn and obviously McCall Bridges and what he's been up to in his new digs and what this team looks like and what they can do to kind of derail the Sixers on this whole front. And I'm wondering what it was like from your perspective to watch this team just morph nonstop all year long. It felt like three seasons in one. It just didn't feel like a continuous regular season, which you normally feel in the NBA over an 82 game season.
Of course, there are peaks and valleys, there are ups and downs. But with this season for the Nets, there have been different versions of who they are based on circumstance, based on suspension, based on trades, based on coaching changes. So it's been a wild ride and to come out of it in this spot that they're in, competitive, harmonious, connected in the brief period of time that they've spent together, these guys seem to genuinely like playing with one another. And I know that would seem like a fairly perfunctory part of the game, but it's not always the case and the fact that they have created some chemistry and there's a little bit of juice here. Mikel Bridges has played like an All-Star, even beyond an All-Star.
He's played like an all-NBA type of talent. And the other new faces, Cam Johnson and Spencer Dinwiddie, who was an old face, who's back, Dorian Finney-Smith, the fact that they came in, they took on the responsibility. The guys that were here prior to the Kyrie and KD trades, that's an odd situation to be in. You had been a starter. You had been going down one road thinking you were winning a championship, potentially, and now you're asked to come off the bench as Royce O'Neal or Joe Harris and some others, and you've got to accept your role and it's worked. So it's something that they can build on and obviously what they do in this series might have an effect on some of the decisions that they have to make, but, boy, it's been a lot. They've packed in a lot in a one-season format. And then once this contest is over, you hop that, I'm sure, one nonstop from Philadelphia to Sacramento, right?
Like, have I identified that one? I'll go Jersey. I'll go back to Jersey. We're neighboring states.
So I can go back across state lines and I could fly into Sacramento on Sunday. Yeah, I can give you the full itinerary. Yeah, please. I like it. Go for it. My dinner request. Yeah, no, it's all laid out.
Okay. That Newark to Sacramento flight, here we go. And I mean, the whole idea that nobody wanted to take on the Suns, let's avoid the Suns. It's much better to take on the Kings.
I would counsel against that whole thought. I can't wait to see what this team has got cooked up and they got the defending champs. So what are you already eyeing on that one, Ian, on that game too? It's juicy, really, really juicy.
I like it. You got Sacramento, a team that is so much fun, dynamic offense, turnaround story. That community, that fan base, they've been waiting 17 years to finally have a team that they can root for and be proud of. And they're doing it with young guys for the most part. A couple of veterans here and there, but De'Aaron Fox and De'Montez Sabonis and Kevin Herter and Keegan Murray, and then you've got a veteran at Harrison Barnes. You know, my only concern for Sacramento would be depth.
If there's an issue on that front line, is it deep enough? Is the team deep enough to withstand it? They've been able to handle it throughout the regular season, so I'm sure Mike Brown believes that they've got the goods to get it done in the postseason as well.
But it's a new experience for the most part for most of these guys. Harrison Barnes won a title back in the day. So I think they're just riding so much goodwill, so much momentum, and then with all their hard work and with everything they've accomplished, they have to play the defending champions in the first round. It just doesn't seem right.
It doesn't seem normal. But this is the NBA this year, and for the most part, Rich, I've been doing it 29 years in the NBA. I don't know if I remember this many series where the lower seed has the bigger names, the better resume, and even in the eyes of Las Vegas, might be given a better chance to win. Whether or not they're the favorite or not, but the Lakers, Memphis, similar set of circumstances that we're talking about here.
So really good sign for the NBA in terms of parity and unpredictability and a little bit of mystery. Normally in the first round, these seem to be foregone conclusions, and now you question it a little bit that maybe one of these lower seeded teams can get it done. And the best team you've seen all year, Ryan, is which? I mean the best team I've seen, obviously it's based on when I saw them. I saw Denver when they were playing outstanding basketball, blown away by their ball movement and how much jokic affects the game. But coming into the postseason, that's another question mark, the pressure that the Nuggets are going to have to deal with, and Michael Malone, and what happens if this team doesn't go to a Western Conference Final or beyond. In the East, I saw Milwaukee a couple of times when they were really cooking and they're still fun and they're still exciting. Same deal with Boston, they're capable, they could win the whole thing. And now with Kevin Durant on the Phoenix Suns, I haven't seen them yet with KD, but I've seen a lot of KD. So I know what he's capable of and how that team could just go on an absolute heater and win the whole thing. And it wouldn't shock me at all. So I think it just plays to what we were talking about, the fact that it's no longer write this team in, write that team in, and call me when it's time to deal with the Conference Finals.
I don't think that's the case this year. I think you've got some intrigue. The Knicks-Cleveland series, Rich? Yep.
I love that series. I have no clue how that's going to play out. But the Knicks have created so much chemistry this year and a lot of confidence, and Cleveland is insanely talented, young, but they've got a go-to guy in Donovan Mitchell.
So it's playoff eve, but it feels like we're getting presents this year. Well, I think you'll agree, though, to Iron Eagle here on the Rich Island. So you said you've been at this for 29 years, and so this may be a newfangled thing or not, but it is amazing how many teams, it's so wide open, anybody could win it. And then it just comes down to which team has a superstar player whose nine-year-old screech is the loudest during free throws, right? It just comes straight down to that, Iron, right? And wouldn't you agree? Yeah.
Wouldn't you agree? I think now we're delving into the minute details that can separate a team that I never even knew about. I'm the first to tell you, Rich, I am always intrigued by anything that's happening off the court that affects what's happening on the court.
So if there's spillage, I get very excited about it, the idea that you stop a game, that a sporting event, high-level sporting event, has to stop because someone's drink spilled. I saw that Tuesday. Always. Yeah, Tuesday.
Happy Tuesday. Yes, I just find it fascinating. So the idea that a player's daughter could make a noise that would resonate and impact what you're hearing on television, and here's the reality of it.
This is what I've always tried to do as an announcer. If you see something on screen that people are seeing at home and you don't refer to it, then that's on you. You're not paying attention because people are looking around and asking, wait, what was it?
There was a woman sitting front row in an evening gown at the Miami Heat Kids. What was that? You made reference to it, and Jimmy Jackson knew exactly who it was, right? What happened then? Yeah, we had not discussed it.
I had not mentioned it. It just struck me in the moment that at the top of the screen, front row, there's a woman in a green evening gown. And whatever came into my head at that moment was, this woman just came from a cotillion, and she's now sitting front row at an NBA play-in game. And Jimmy says, oh, no, no, no, I actually know her. I know her husband. And I'm like, oh, you know everybody.
And that's my point with what happened with DeMar DeRozan's daughter. We all heard it. Yes. You heard the screech. And I give credit to ESPN for actually finding out who was doing the screeching and what the connection was because that's what I would want to know if I'm sitting at home. What is that?
Who is that? Why is it happening? And to me it was a great piece of story. Well, I mean, Mark Jones and Doris Burke couldn't help but talk about it. You had to. You had to.
It was coming straight through your screen. And we even have recorded it. This is the actual.
Go for it. That's it. It stands out. You can't unhear it. And Scotty Barnes even said, you know, hey, we missed 15 percent of our free throws.
It definitely affected us. Come on. I know. Right? You never know.
Like, seriously. You're not an airline? Is that the rumor?
I don't know. Apparently she can only get one day out of school and Toronto was it. So the Heat fans won't think that there's some young lass losing a limb underneath the basket hearing her screaming like that. But, you know, it's it's just wild to me how, you know, you're a lead pipe wielding professional and you're you're prepared. You've got all your storylines and you just go right down the tubes as soon as the game starts because some nine year old screeching underneath the basket. Yeah, it's kind of crazy.
Keep your head and ears on a swivel. That's right. So what do we call important stuff to cover? So if there's spillage, do we call this shrinkage? Is that what we call it? Pretty much. Is it shrinkage? Yeah, I mean, there's shrinkage and there's shrinkage. There you go. It could be something that pops up on the air. Excuse the pun.
The NBA playoffs. It's fantastic. It's fantastic to go back in the day right there. All right. Look, travel safe. Be well. And if you're out here in Los Angeles, will you do me a favor? Text me because I'd love to have you here. I will send you a car. We'll do all sorts of stuff. It'll be great.
I will absolutely text you. We should mention that you and I ran into each other on the streets of downtown Phoenix. Yes, we did at the Super Bowl. Arbitrarily. We did. Yes.
Coming right around the corner. Amazing. We did it. We shared it. It was great. We shared it.
We did. We chatted for easily 45 seconds. No, it was longer than that. Come on. It was longer than that. I just knew that you, I didn't want to take up too much of your time.
I knew you were focused because you were broadcasting to the world the next day. Yes. You know, it's not just- The pressure- Honestly.
Of Indonesia. Absolutely. On my mind at that point. No doubt, man. I mean, I know you're used to talking to America's most watched network frequently.
And the world's a totally different ball of wax. And by the way, next time around when we do this one year from now, we'll be talking about the national championship game you called, right? That's next up for you?
Yeah. Next year? It's going to be awesome. It will be.
Awesome. And, Rich, a new episode of the comedy that critics love, Ghosts. Oh, I thought it was How I Met Your Genius, which is- Well, that was the one. Which is what you told me that one. That one- That's going to be future. That's the one we were talking about the last time about, yes.
Good point. Yeah, very good. Take care of yourself, Ian. Be well. All right, bud. Thanks for doing this.
All the best. It's the one and only Ian Eagle who makes me laugh very hard every time he comes on. We could do 20 minutes with Ian and not say anything. By the way, he did that the other night where they stop a game because somebody sitting in the front row got hit by a player and he called it spillage.
They got to stop for spillage. He and Jim Jackson are good listen. Yeah. Because he knew, Jim Jackson knew it was a famous singer, I think. Yeah, it was a famous singer. And he knew- I'm trying to find a picture of it.
I can't find it anywhere. Right. And he tells Jim, he goes, you know everybody. And he just deadpan, Jim Jackson goes, I played in 11 cities.
I know everybody. That's just somebody who said she came from a cotillion. Very funny, man. Very funny. All right, we'll take a break. Your phone calls and we've got What's More Likely in hour number two. There it is.
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I have no idea. You're just playing a movie role. Henry Cavill looks good as Bond to me.
Richard Madden looks good as Bond to me. Oh, yes. Okay.
So you could throw out throw out any name you want. But it appears we are headed for a Bond that is a relatively unknown male in their early to mid 30s. And so it kind of got me. So if you're on a second, just before you get before you get to your kind of thinking thing. So there could be some actor anywhere on planet Earth struggling to get a job that hasn't done a couple, but a couple of things.
Just small parts here and there. They try out one day. They pass the audition, move on, eventually pass another audition, move on, and they get the checkmark from a studio on the what, the Broccoli family, is that what it is?
And boom. Where's it? Broccoli. I don't know. Obviously it says Broccoli on the movie poster.
It's probably Broccoli, but it looks like Broccoli. And suddenly that person is James Bond? Correct.
So it could be anybody? Yeah. I've been meaning to tell you I'm unavailable. There you go. Sorry. Is that what Del Tufo has been doing?
He's too old. I meant me, not Del Tufo. Oh, okay. I'm sorry. All right.
What are you? So the producer, Barbara Broccoli. Yeah.
Broccoli. I think it is. Yeah. It's about reinvention. Where are we taking it? What do we want to do with the character? And once we figured that out, it's who's the right person for that particular reinvention. I don't get it. It's a reinvention.
It's somebody with a British accent who's got a license to kill, who's great with a gun. And it's great. I heard where you were going with that, Rich. Yes.
Thank you. Maybe that's where you were going. Sometimes it's not great with women, but. That was part of Bond.
He had galore, if you smell it, the rock is closer. So, okay. I mean. He has a certain type. Yeah.
All of them. That just got me wondering, who in the sports world would make a great James Bond? And I immediately thought Jimmy Garoppolo. You love Jimmy G, bro. He's got the look.
He's got the olive skin. He's too nice, though. He's too nice. We don't know that.
Yeah, we do. But we know he's good with women, Rich. He's too nice.
He's too nice. You got to get somebody who's really dark. A little edgy? Yes. That's what you got to do. You got to get edgy. You got to get.
I don't know. I mean, that guy looks great in a suit. Bond has to look good in a tux. How about this one? I got one for you.
I got one for you. He was just on a Vanity Fair red carpet. He just hosted Saturday Night Live. He just flexed to cover up his dreadful first pitch, like a YouTube special first pitch.
Flexed by getting Aaron Judge to give him hitting lessons and kind of covers tracks, which is a nice move. I thought Travis Kelsey is the next James Bond. Look at that guy. He could learn the British accent.
Let's go for it. He's good in a suit. Is he too tall? Huh? Is he too tall?
I don't know. I mean, I mean, wasn't Roger Moore a tall dude? Wasn't he tall? Chris Brosman was pretty tall. I think he fixed that after.
But you need a British accent. How about, how about Brett Goldstein who plays Roy Kent? Are we taking Bond to like R-rated? I don't know.
You want it super R-rated? I mean, what about Mike Trout? Trout? You're talking about Trout. Mike Trout?
I don't know. I'm just trying to think of, I'm trying to think of athletes who have that chiseled look. Edelman.
Ooh, that's a good one. Edelman would be a good Bond. He's got the perfect UFC guy.
Friend of the show, Michael Bisbing. Okay. Got the accent.
Okay. There he is. That's not bad. And here's the thing about Bisbing though, right?
That's not bad. Here's the thing about Bisbing. You all know, Bisbing had his eye removed, right? So you could put in like a six million dollar man bionic eye and that takes James Bond to a whole new level with Bisbing. Yeah, Q could whip up this like super futuristic. He could do like cyclops stuff come out of his eye. Yeah, there we go.
You know, he could take pictures with the eye. So you're taking Bond into the Marvel universe? Is that what we're doing here? Come on now. Come on into the to the elevated 21st century. I don't know.
I was just thinking, I don't know. I like Bond. I love the Daniel Craig Bond, so I'm curious where they're going to go next.
And I just want to cross this over into the sports. I want to see, you know, there's a wrestler named Finn Balor, who Jason and I saw at WrestleMania. You put Finn Balor in a suit with his athleticism, his looks. The dude's got it like a 13 pack. I don't think he's ever eaten a carb.
Do you see me? Do you see Christian McCaffrey's latest photo? Yeah, he's got more abs than McCaffrey, believe it or not. McCaffrey, not a bad McCaffrey is bad for his bond. I mean, you're just we're just naming guys, you know, we're just naming guys who are built in what way, shape or form. And I'd like McCaffrey, but is James Bond like has to be handsome?
That is true. McCaffrey's handsome. Jimmy Garoppolo handsome. Well, if that was the only criteria, then there'd be 10 million guys who could be James Garoppolo. Right, Garoppolo's too nice, you don't think that guy's got a license to kill.
You don't. So do you want that endomican suit type edge to them? Yeah. Yeah, Daniel Craig's bond was a nasty SOB sometimes. Right, Aaron Donald. I like that. Aaron Donald is James Bond.
I do like it. It's a scary bond. That is a scary bond.
It's very scary. Any hockey enforcers, Jay? What do you got? This is Adrian Kempe from the Kings. He just scored his 40th goal last night and then he just dropped one on top. Big hockey guy. I'm doing that hockey. Best dressed every night. There's a few. Drew Doughty, if you can get him some teeth.
Alright. Connor McDavid looks too nice. People just, he's too big, man. He's too big too. What about Cody Rhodes as a James Bond character? That's not a bad one. James Bond villain? He's with his hair, he looks more like a villain.
844-204 Rich, and I'm going to dial if you've got some suggestions on that. We just want to make somebody in the sports world a Bond, the next Bond. I'm trying to think of NBA players, but they're mostly, they're way too tall. Too tall. They are. Like Dylan Brooks as Bond.
Again, you're... It's a Superfly Dylan Brooks, though. That version of him with his hair down. Yeah.
Della Vadova? I mean, Steven Adams would be a great villain. I mean, that would be great. He would be awesome. He would be a great villain. But isn't, uh, isn't Boban in the John Wick series?
That's true. Boban was in a John Wick. Yeah.
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