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June 28, 2023 4:50 pm

Panthers RB Miles Sanders tells Rich why he’s been very impressed with #1 overall NFL Draft pick Bryce Young and explains why it “sucks” to be a running back in the NFL these days with the decreasing valuation of the position.

Actor Patrick Renna joins Rich in-studio to discuss the 30-year anniversary of the beloved baseball movie ‘The Sandlot’ including a great story about James Earl Jones, his famous “you’re killing me, Smalls!” line, the lasting allure of the movie, debates who belongs on the NFL’s Mount Rushmore of quarterbacks, and reveals that TJ once made him audition to be in his fantasy football league with Aston Kutcher. 

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He's having the idea. If I am the New York Jets, go get them. The rich eyes and show Joe Douglas go get earlier on the show ESPN Senior NBA winner Brian winter's comedian Tom grossing coming up Panthers running back Miles Sanders actor Patrick Renna. And now it's rich eyes and our number three of the rich eyes and show is on the what a what a wild first two hours we've had just one of those things are just like what are you going to talk about on June 27 when there's no NBA there's the NHL draft tonight. There's Major League Baseball.

The NFL is fast asleep. It's June 27 28th. But I see your point. Did I say 27th? Yeah, the days run together.

I just need a calendar on this desk. Miles Sanders is slated to call in any moment now. Do we call him? Does he call us?

What do we got? Okay, some point he's gonna call us. And if not, we'll just tell him another time.

Patrick Renna, the Hambino himself from the brilliant movie The Sandlot. He is in studio in about 20 minutes time. And he was he was here for the 25th anniversary of The Sandlot. He's coming back for the 30th. Unbelievable. So are we just going to put book him for 28 right now?

What do you mean? It's the 30th 35th. Oh, for 2020. I see.

Yeah, let's do it. Let's book him every five years. That's right.

Five years in Jerusalem. As we say, the 30th anniversary of The Sandlot. He's also in an upcoming movie called Boys of Summer. Who's in that one? Mel Gibson and Lorraine Bracco. Whoa, Dr. Melfi. I know.

All right. That's a by the way, that a great movie in the in the 90s as well. Sort of like my fantasy team.

Like I'm my fantasy football team is just usually a couple years behind. At any rate, 844204rich numbered it out. Great chat with the comedian Tom Grossi who's in studio. I believe he is going to be on NFL Total Access tonight. Look at you.

I mean, I know some people. At the NFL Network. Well, I mean, again, it's June 28th, right? June 28th. What are you talking about? Yeah. What are you doing? I don't know. It's John Elway's birthday today.

Hey! The Duke. 63.

63 years of age. Mount Rushmore? You want to do it? Oh. Is he on it? I like, I mean, five Super Bowls. Yeah.

I like. He's on it. He's on it. Elway's on it. I think he's on it. Huh? I think he's fourth or fifth.

Kind of depending. Let's put a pin in that. Let's put a pin in it. Because we do have Miles Sanders calling into this program. And if you missed any of the first two hours, we also had Brian Windhorst on in hour number one. What a great conversation with him about what did go on in the office of General Manager of the Blazers, Joe Cronin, when Damian Lillard was in there with his agent yesterday. And it was a three sentence statement that came out saying we had a good chat.

He said basically, that that three sentence statement was he didn't ask for a trade. Yeah. Yet.

Yet. And if you missed any of that, if you missed our number two, we just had an interesting conversation about the live tour and how Phil Mickelson and the rest of the stars live tour. They are.

They do not. I don't think they care if they ever play another another round, another hit another golf ball on the PGA Tour personally. That's what they sound out right right now. We re-air on the Roku channel as soon as we're done at the end of this hour. Joining us back here on the Rich Eisen Show for the second time as a Carolina Panther, former Philadelphia Eagle runner. Coming back, Miles Sanders here on the Rich Eisen Show.

How do you know Miles? Good Rich, how are you? Where have I found you? Where are you? Where have I found you?

Where are you right now? I'm in, I'm currently in Jersey right now in a hotel. I had a camp in Jersey, South Jersey yesterday. And I got the camp in Harrisburg tomorrow.

Okay. So you might not be an Eagle anymore, but of course you can't quit this area. I mean, you have so many, you have too many roots in this area. It's my hometown state. It's my hometown state. What exit are you from? In New Jersey? Say that again. I'm from Pittsburgh.

You're from Pittsburgh, PA. New Jersey's across the way from Philadelphia, so fantastic. Let's just jump right into this, Miles Sanders. How has Bryce Young looked to you? Bryce Young has looked very, very, very well to me. I can say, I said this in my interview before, but I don't know what Nick Saban's doing over there with them Vama guys, but he's creating some very sharp guys. I look at him and he's very sharp and on it with everything. He's there early. He leaves late, going on the field, talking to him, just telling him, just taking control of the offense. And I very well see that when we're doing plays and going against the defense and stuff like that. His decision making is smart. He's going to force anything really. His pocket presence is what really stands out to me.

So, yeah, the hype doesn't matter at all. I hope nobody's worried about the hype, but I like him and we got a bright future ahead. Well, so I'll ask this question of you. I asked it of your teammate, Adam Thielen, a couple of weeks ago. Is there a moment at one of these OTAs that could also be inside the facility at any point in time where you thought to yourself, OK, we're good with this kid? Not that you had a question, but like a one moment where you're like, OK, he gets it. We're good.

What do you got for me there? Actually, it was a throw to Adam, actually. It was a throw that he made. Like I said, his pocket presence, you might think he's going, I know we're just in helmets and stuff, but you can kind of, you know, imagine how it would be with Pez, but his pocket presence is amazing to me. You think he's going to get sacked, you think he's just looking and he's lost in there, but no, he's got his eyes downfield and his release is quick too.

He lets it go quick and it's accurate. And that's what really stood out to me. I was like, OK, I think we're OK. So it was that throw to Adam Thielen where you're... Yeah, it was either to Adam or it was one of our receivers. Our receivers are out there balling too. So it was a certain throw. I was like, OK, I think we're OK. Like his control of the offense, this whole control of the offense. He just embraced everything. Again, and I know you said forget about the height, but you said it looks like he can get lost in the pocket.

Is that what you were referring to and that it allayed any concerns you got? What I meant by like, you know, when a quarterback looks like he's lost and he looks like he's about to get sacked, that's not the case with him. He's always got his eyes downfield. He's really just trying to, you know, sabotage certain coverages by like scrambling and stuff.

And then he sees something, he lets it go quick. That's what really stood out to me and I like that. And then, of course, he's not the first quarterback with Alabama on his resume that you've played with.

Right, right. Any similarities between Bryce Young and Jalen Hurts that you've noticed so far? Just how they approach the game. Very businesslike. And like I said, he's there early and he leaves late. He's the last one to leave. And like I said, he's trying to control. He's getting a good grip on the locker room already. And, yeah, he's just like I said, he's one of those guys that comes to work every day.

Great move, but serious and all about his business. Well, I mean, to say he's got a good grip on the locker room already, that says a lot to me, Miles. I'll be honest.

Is there an example you have of that that you're willing to share? Everybody just likes him. I think it's hard not to like him. He's very humble, but he knows he's that guy. But he's very humble with it. And like I said, he comes to work every day and puts on.

And we see it in the film. So he's not going to carry anybody's equipment or get breakfast? I don't know. I'm not a quarterback. You've got to ask Andy about that. Oh, that's a Dalton thing, huh?

Yeah. I mean, he's a quarterback. He's the vet, so they probably might get some.

I don't know. Dalton sounds like the guy that might make breakfast for Bryce because he's so nice. Andy is a nice guy. That's what I'm saying. He might be like that guy saying, hey, I'm going out for some breakfast.

Is there anything I can get you? Because he's too nice. He doesn't strike me as that guy that's going to make him sing the Alabama fight song or anything like that. No, no, no. The rookies definitely got to sing, though. I had to do what everybody had to do. What did you have? You had to sing the Penn State fight song? Is that what you had to do?

No, no. I tried a Tupac song. It didn't go well. I forgot the lyrics. Which one?

Which song? Hold on a minute. I want to start. Hold on a second.

Start to finish. Walk me through what happened. Hold on a second. I wish I knew the song. I don't know the name of the song.

It's the black of the bay, the sweet of the juice, that song. And then I just choked right there. And then all I heard was Deuce in the back saying, boom! I had to go again. So that was your choice?

I chose Tupac because of Deuce. I was like, I'm going to do some old school stuff. Everybody's going to know it. Do a song.

Everybody's going to know it. I just butchered it. Keep your head up. Keep your head up. Yep, yep, yep. Well, I guess you had to keep your head down.

That's what it says, right? So what did you, what did you, what was your second crack at it then, Miles? Oh man, I went with the bread and butter of my generation.

I went with Future. Okay. So, okay. So you recovered. You recovered.

So basically you put the ball on the ground, but you didn't lose possession is what you're saying. Miles Sanders here on the Rich Eisen Show. What do you make of the running back market right now? You signed a free agent contract as a running back for a second contract in the NFL.

Congratulations, Miles. That's a rarity right now in the NFL. And what do you make of seeing Dalvin on the market with Zeke and Kareem Hunt and Leonard Fournette and Josh Jacobs getting the franchise tag and Saquon getting the franchise tag? And these guys not getting their long-term contract. What do you, who actually signed a contract, make of the running back market, Miles?

This is a big topic that I've been seeing. And basically I've seen with Saquon and basically he hit it spot on. You know, it's nothing that we're doing wrong. We're doing everything that we have to do, you know, as far as on the field and stuff like that. And for people and I think GMs or whatever owners to think that running backs are not as valued as much is a lie because you got to see how everything plays out.

You got to see what guys like like Christian McAfee stuff. He does things that Saquon do the things that Josh Jacobs do consistently each year. I think Josh is probably the most consistent back in the league right now as far as like stats and, you know, his load and what he produces each and every year. But they want to, you want a franchise tag and, you know, create a certain, I guess, market for running back just because you have this, you know, way of thinking that they only last three to four years.

So but I think it's BS. Honestly, there's a lot of almost every running back in the league is underpaid right now. I don't know what's going to take, but I don't know. But that's a topic that needs to be brought up a little bit more because it sucks to be a running back right now. And I'm just wondering, did you see you and your representation see this formation, you know, like you're standing in the backfield there. You see the defense being the the potential free agent market.

And you said, you know what, let's let's do this now with Carolina. I mean, was this part of your strategy to sign where you did and for how much you did? Yeah, just to really try to get a deal done, because I know that the numbers were dropping literally daily after as soon as free agency started. And once they made the market 10 million, you know, it was very hard to even negotiate anything more than that or get like a deal that, you know, everybody's been dreaming of. The Christian Kaffee deal, the Alum Kamar deal, you know, but, you know, it is what it is.

It makes me hungrier. I'm still going through what I do each and every year and hopefully, you know, force a new contract. Well, and I guess again, part of it is because teams think that they can get a running back in the draft.

And, you know, obviously you were one of them back in the day as well. So and I don't think you and other veterans in this league, certainly on a second contract, would want to deny, you know, any running back who comes in the league the opportunity. To get in this spot, it just seems that as soon as they do get an opportunity, folks like you getting a second contract are a little too rare. And I personally I don't get it.

I'll be very honest with you. And I think that it'll be big for, say, Bijan Robinson or Jameer Gibbs. They actually got drafted in the first round, you know, top 12 for them to ball out, I think is equally as important for the running back market to Miles, you know. Yeah, I agree. I agree. Like I said, it's going to take, it's one of those things where it's going to take another, I guess, year or two. Hopefully, hopefully it doesn't drop after this year again because that'll be just ridiculous.

But, yeah, it's definitely something that needs to be fixed because it's, I don't know, there's too much talent out there being on the page as far as in a running back position. Tell me about your camp. What do you got going on? Who's going? What do you do there?

Who do you speak? It's a camp sponsored by Flexworks. I guess they're doing a whole bunch of camps throughout the country with certain athletes. And they chose me to do Harrisburg in the Jersey area, South Jersey area because it's near Philly. But I also have my own personal football camp in Pittsburgh at my old high school, July 16th. And I'm also throwing my first camp in Charlotte, you know, for my new city July 23rd. And it's all free for the kids and they're pretty much already booked up right now. I think the Pittsburgh one is already filled up.

How can people get spots if they're interested in sending their kids to you? That's why I tried to do two camps. I think the Charlotte one is going to be more excited than kind of the one in Pittsburgh just because I'm new to the city.

And I know a lot of players when they get to a new city, they don't usually do a camp in that city. So I look forward to that, trying to connect with the community out there, you know, embracing my new home. Okay, so check out your social, your Twitter for information. Yeah, the camps are on my Instagram. I'll be posting on my Twitter just to have more ways to find it. And the link is in my Instagram bio too.

So all you got to do is click or go on my Instagram bio and just click the link. And it'll be Myles Sanders Football Camp dot com. And what's your message to the kids? What do you tell them? Oh, my message to the kids?

Oh, man, I had a camp yesterday and I think my main message was, you know, just really seeing what's going on in the world and, you know, with the youth and everything. The main important thing is to listen to your parents, man. Your parents have the best interest for you at all times.

And just listen to your parents, do right by your parents. And I promise you, you'll go for it. Okay.

And then if you get to the NFL, go future, not Tupac, basically. Yeah, of course. Don't try no old school stuff because it's not going to go well. Thanks for the chat, Myles. Let's do this. Let's do this closer to the season, if not throughout.

Really appreciate the time. Always. Right back at you. You bet. That's Myles Sanders right here on The Rich Eisen Show. I'm a little shocked he didn't go with Wiz Khalifa, you know, another Pittsburgh guy. Just be careful when you're being asked to sing.

Yeah, you better know the words. So Bryce Young will have to sing and it'll be up to Andy Dalton whether he gets hazed. You know, he's not going to. Not going to haze. Andy Dalton's going to make him buy what?

Hair mousse? He's too nice. He's too nice. He's too nice.

He's too nice. It's like a rite of passage, though. That guy doesn't have like a hazing bone in his body, it looks like.

Yeah, but it's not so much hazing. Like he's got to go get the donuts, the coffee. Does he?

I mean, it's just kind of a rite of passage. Does he? But honestly, Andy Dalton sounds like the guy saying, hey, I'm running by there. Do you want anything? Yeah, exactly.

That's what he sounds like to me. I don't know, man. Bryce, are you a latte guy? Yeah, yeah, yeah.

What can I get you? Guys, there's one way for us to find this out. Get Andy Dalton on the program. Get the red rifle on the horn.

Sold. You know what I mean? Let's FaceTime Andy Dalton right now. I don't have his number. We got another redhead, though.

Patrick Renner. Hey, what do you think? What'd you think of that term? Well done. I'm giving myself a round of applause. What is the matter with you? All right, we'll take a break. Patrick Renner here in studio. Don't go anywhere.

We'll talk to Sandlot and more. Back from that trip where you sort of learned to snowboard also doubled. And the best part, you don't have to do anything ridiculous to get it.

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They detain you and get people on the phone and then they finally let you go to your modeling job. How many times did it happen? Once or twice. It just seems like it wouldn't happen. It happens.

Yeah. Inside of you with Michael Rosenbaum, wherever you listen. Every time there's a milestone year for the great movie, The Sandlot, we have this man on the program. Five years after the 25th anniversary, we would do the math for you. Always here on The Rich Eyes. The 30th anniversary. The Sandlot was this past April.

The great Patrick Renaud back here on The Rich Eyes. How have you been, brother? Five years older, but not bad. But in a good way, I think. Seems like this movie is absolutely frozen in time.

It's wild. Yeah. It seemed to like really start doing that at the 20th anniversary.

Is that right? I feel that way. Like the first 20 years, you know, it was special and people loved it.

But something about the last 10 years has really taken it to a whole new level. One of the many things I love about the movie is how it's about kids and the love of baseball. And also, just like any great sports movie, a father-son story is at the center of it. And it translates.

So I have three kids. And a few years ago, I said, we've got to watch The Sandlot. But when they see it's not in high definition, they immediately reject it. Yeah, it's rough. I'm not kidding you.

And it's sort of the way that, Chris, you view black and white movies out. So basically, my wife and I were like, tough. We are seeing this. Suck it up. Yeah. We are seeing this. And then an hour and a half later, they're like, can we see The Sandlot 2? Wow. They loved The Sandlot so much, they want to see it again and again in totally different generations. You know what I'm saying?

Yeah, it's wild. It's true. I mean, there is something about the movie. I think the B plot is baseball and that A plot is, like you said, father-son. Father-son. Friends. Right.

You know, getting out into the world. No iPads. Like, you know.

No iPads. You know, like I think. No AI. The remake of The Sandlot would be kids like, I don't want to play, I'm just, you know, I'm on Roblox. Is that basically what it would be? Yeah.

The replay I think is like. Wow. The saddest thing about The Sandlot I've ever heard. We're back here on The Rich Eisen Show, back here on The Rich Eisen Show radio network.

Patrick Renna, the man who played Ham the Hambino in The Sandlot 30 years ago this year, right here on The Rich Eisen Show. Also courtesy of DQ, a little Dairy Queen, we'll talk about that in a second. So this movie was shot in Utah? Is that where you were?

Yeah, we filmed. They wanted it to look like the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. And so they chose Utah? Well, because the San Fernando Valley now is skyscrapers and everywhere you look, it doesn't look the same.

Right. So they went to Utah and it had just a nice old school looking valley. I think there's probably rebates and things that you get for filming there. So they doubled their money and, you know, just shot there. And so you shot there. Is that where you first met your castmates in Utah?

No. So I was the last one cast. It was kind of a wild casting process. They originally were going to cast this movie with like six and seven year olds, but they were too young. And they actually cast a whole team of six and seven year olds. Of six and seven year old kids? Maybe it was seven and eight, but it was too young for all this stuff we were saying. It felt wrong, it felt weird.

And so then they recast it. I was the last one. We played baseball. We had a little baseball camp in LA for two weeks and then off to Utah. So that's where you met all of your castmates and cast members the first time was at a baseball camp. I had one audition and they said, we love you.

You don't have it. You need to get along with the other guys. You're going to meet them all tomorrow. I went out and met them. We all got along. I was bigger than them. So I forced them to get along with me.

Nicely done. Yeah. And then we just were off to baseball camp for two weeks. And because, you know, Mike Vitor, he played high school ball and I've played baseball my whole life, so I'm halfway decent. There's a big drop off after me. Let's just say that. Oh, really?

Maybe. Maybe Brandon holds his own. And then after him, Brandon's the pitcher.

After him, there's a pretty solid drop off. How old were you? I was 13. So I was one of the older ones.

A couple of them are 12, 11. Mike was 13 or 14. And yeah, I mean, then the movie came out, I was 14 and off to just acting.

That was my first job. So was there anybody famous or well known or known at all who was running the baseball camp for you? You know, the guy who plays Squince's grandfather in the flashback was our baseball coach. So he's in the movie.

I don't know. He just, Garrett, I think his name was, he was just really good at baseball and been around and, you know, had coached movie people because there's a certain, you need to know how to talk to 12 year old actors. So you know, I sometimes like to ask questions I only know the answers to, and I did not know the answer to that question. I was kind of hoping your answer would be, oh yeah, James Earl Jones was out there throwing high heat. He was, I'm sorry.

That was the correct answer. Thank you for reminding me. He was famous for going up and in with his four seam, you know, like, what, what did you know who he was when you, oh yeah, everyone knew who James Earl, because you got 13, 12 and 11 year olds. Yeah, we all knew him as Darth Vader.

Come on. Marty York went up to him. None of us had the guts to, he was there for a day and he had this huge trailer and he's larger than life and his famous James Earl Jones were all like speechless and he was so cool, but we also were all supposed to have a scene with him and the director changed it to just having Scotty Smalls and Benny in the scene with him. So we didn't even act with him. We just, I think we're like, he like looked at us and laughed in one scene. So none of us had the guts to talk to him. Marty York goes up to him and goes, sir, I hear you're James Earl Jones or something like that.

Or are you, you know that he said you were Darth Vader in Star Wars and he looked at him and said, no, I am your father. That was it. That was it. That was the only time any of us talked to him and I mean, yeah, it was pretty great. I didn't need to meet him after that.

It's good. It's done. He gave you really what you wanted. Exactly. He really did. That is.

That's a hanging curve. Yeah. Oh no, I am your father. I'll never forget. I remember that day just seeing him from afar being like, that's James Earl Jones.

Field of Dreams had already come out. You know, you've seen him in plenty of movies and then of course knew him as that voice and it was the perfect age because you're about to be a teenager who doesn't love Star Wars. That's Darth friggin Vader, you know, obviously that's by the way, that's is it kind of like saying Joe DiMaggio was Mr. Coffee.

You know, like you kind of forget, like, you know, he was kind of a great baseball player, you know, but obviously Darth Vader is iconic. I've got Patrick Rennie here on the Rich Eisen show. Did the movie come out right around Stand By Me as well? No, Stand By Me, I think it was a little earlier. Was before. Yeah. So did somebody think like, you know, this could be like a baseball version of Stand By Me?

Is there any confusion in that regard about it? But I think the director really had a way of, he's a writer too, and he wrote Radio Flyer. Do you remember that movie?

Of course. So he had a way of like writing these really special stories. He was quite talented and is, and he wrote, directed, narrated it. So he definitely brought that sort of storytelling, father son story.

I think him and his brother had an interesting life story with their dad or stepfather because there's a lot of like stepfather stuff in his movies. You know? Sure. Absolutely. And was there a big baseball moment? Yep. He had it. Okay.

His brother jumped over the fence, got bit by a dog. So that did happen is what you're saying. Yeah.

There's like this whole history that, you know, guided him in writing it. S'mores in a tree house, something like that? Probably. Probably so. Everyone's had that, I feel. So how many people have said, you're killing me to you, even though you are not the person who was, well, you were the person being killed, not the one who is, you know. That's right.

I said the line. I do get a lot. I get it a lot, you know?

I'm sure. It happens. And I get smalls a lot. Hey, smalls. But you weren't small.

I wasn't small. Exactly. I don't have the heart to say anything. Sometimes other people will start yelling at him like, you don't know the movie and it gets really uncomfortable. And I just go, yeah, hey. That was scripted, right? Yeah.

It actually was, the line was, you kill me, smalls. So I improvised a little bit. Oh, so you gave it a little Patrick Rennet twist to it. That's right. I gave it the twist. And I feel that's what made it, you know?

You kill me, smalls. Yeah. It doesn't have the same ring. No.

It doesn't. No. Yeah.

And I don't think it's just because I've known it a certain way for 30 years. Yeah. Okay. That's outstanding. Yeah. That's a heck of an achievement.

You heard it here, folks. That is. It was a baseball moment, however, in the shoot, where one of you legitimately connected and you had to reshoot it because you weren't supposed to or something like that.

Or is there anything like that? Any baseball moments? Well, it's really funny because I, so I did, I've done a couple baseball movies since.

I just got off of one in Toronto called You Gotta Believe. And it's- It's about the Mets? No, it's about, yeah. It's about the 2002 Little League World Series and the team, a team out of Texas that wasn't supposed to have the run they did had this crazy run and got to the semi-finals and almost played Japan. And it was, so it's just about that team. And I play this like superintendent of the school who convinces the coach to do it.

The coach is Greg Kinnear and Luke Wilson's and it's really cool. Awesome. But I was out there in Toronto and this kid connected and it almost took out the camera crew. And they, they're protected now. And you know, this, this is 2023.

They have a lot of things in place to protect you. When we filmed Sandlot, they had none of that. You know, like this is 19, we filmed in 1992, this is the wild west of movie making. So we probably almost took out million dollar cameras every other day, just cracking line drives up the middle. Hey!

You know, like- Frozen ropes? Yeah, not our fault, you know? Hey, look! I mean, I think the best baseball moments were, they probably would, they would just roll camera and let us play and mess around.

And if you notice, we don't really play games a lot. We play against that other team, but really most of the time, it's Benny the Jet just tossing himself and BP. But we just, they would let us do that for an hour and they'd just go around and film in it. Did James Earl Jones take a crack at- He did. He did. Did he really? Oh no, you just- I know you wanted it. Yes! He was there for a day. That's it, okay.

They probably got a million dollars in and out, you know. Okay. And do you stay in touch with anybody from the cast? Yeah, all of them. What is it? What's that? Is there like a text chain? There is. There's a Sandlot text chain. Yeah, and it's- Oh wow.

I hope it never sees the light of day. Is that an OnlyFans chat for Sandlot? There's a couple guys that have Androids, which is terrible. Oh! Come on! You know what? I'm just gonna take that one. Did you say you're killing me? I have to. It's Marty York and Shane Obasinski. Shane played the little brother, Marty played yeah, yeah.

They're the Android fools that make our chat green. Call him out, Patrick. Call him out. I just did. Kill him. He needs to know.

Kill us. Fantastic. So you just sometimes text about- We text all the time, yeah. I mean, you know, when these big anniversaries happen, I see them three, four times a year. That's neat. Sean Sealy, a party who plays Squince, and I kind of stayed in touch a lot.

Okay. A couple of the other guys hung out with each other a lot. We don't see Michael as much as the rest. He kind of, he's a firefighter, and it sort of just faded away into the sunset a little bit.

Well, speaking of firefighters, what about Dennis Leary? Do you guys stay in touch with him at all? You know, the only one that had a lot of interaction with him, and he's from Boston, like me, but the only one that had a lot of interaction with him is Tom Guyrie, and he has some choice words there. So I'll leave that to him. Oh! Have him on the show.

It could just be a- Wow. It'll be a dramatic Dennis Leary, Tom Guyrie chat. Oh, I don't know.

I don't really meet him. You know? Maybe it was very method, like the mean stepdad thing. We used to have, we used to have, you know, when in-studio guests came on, we used to have them putt right before coming on. I think you did that five years ago, right? Yeah. Dennis Leary slapshotted the golf ball, and it almost took out one of the- Almost broke the monger.

Yeah. It almost took out one of the mongers. Almost took you out. How do we feel about that here? It was great. We like it? It was really good.

Me too, me too. He was having something at this real, he's from Worcester, Massachusetts, which is where my mother's from. So I went back from my grandmother's 85th years ago, and he happened to be in this random lodge having some birthday party.

But again, I didn't have any interaction with the adult stars. I wasn't in any of the scenes, so I just knew, ooh, Dennis Leary. He also became Dennis Leary more after- Oh, of course.

I mean, that was at the very beginning of his career. And it's just now that he's Dennis Leary, it's wild to see when you're seeing it. I have to tell my kids, you'll learn who that guy is.

His standup, I mean everything. I'm a huge fan too. What are you doing with DQ? Oh, so yeah, I did this great little run with them. They have a s'mores blizzard. They brought it back.

It's out. It's literally the most delicious s'mores blizzard, the most delicious blizzard you'll have. Obviously because it's s'mores, it makes some sense. So we had fun shooting a few spots for them, and it's out for the summer, and I had about two or three of them on that day, so that was wonderful. How many s'mores did you have in the actual scene?

Oh, probably the same. I mean, I probably had like half a dozen. Did you purposely, even as a 13-year-old, wisely, professionally blow the line just so you could have more s'mores? Absolutely.

Well, we were also laughing. They're like, I'll bring you a spit bucket, and they're like, you can spit it out. I'm like, yeah, yeah, yeah, totally. Let me spit this out. I'm a 13-year-old.

Get out of here. They said the same thing on the Dairy Queen shoot, they were like, do you need a spit bucket? And I was like, I mean, it's gone. It's melted. By the way, I'm like that way with wine tastings. What are you kidding? Sure, would you like to spit it out? No, I'm going to finish it. I'm fine. Oh my gosh.

Yeah, those flights, they take off for me. The Hambino Athletic Line, that's the Stripe T, you can get the Stripe T? Yeah, so it's cool. Over the years, I've seen different images from the movie of me on it, and I think Urban Outfitters did it. So I just was like, obviously, there's an appreciation for it.

I'm going to do this. I partnered up with the creative director of the Mighty Company, which is a female, really popular jacket line. So she does all the designs, and we just kind of, I wanted to make it a little more than just merch, but a level up, so these striped ones, there's a little, you can't see it, but there's a little called shot patch on there. Yeah, you can see it, the called shot. Did you ad lib that, or was that part of the script, that you had to call your shot, like the Bambino?

Gosh. No, no, no, that was part of the script, for sure, yeah, because that was off Babe Ruth and- Okay, the Hambino, of course. Yeah, that was in the script. I mean, look at that. Yeah, crazy. Dude, when you see this, do you think that's a different person on the screen? Yeah, I- I mean, look at that. It's funny because, yeah, I guess I do, sometimes I feel like it was yesterday and sometimes I feel like it was 30 years ago, and I have these memories of the movie, but it's not like memories of filming a movie that you know is going to take off, because we were just having fun playing baseball, getting paid, we had no idea what it would be.

So it is pretty surreal to see these pictures and how much, what it's turned into for people. Of course, and when people talk about best baseball movies or sports movies of all time, The Sandlot is included in that conversation, and rightfully so. Yeah, which is, I mean, a lot of testament goes to the director, because he did write, direct, and narrate, and he was on that set, he was like our big brother, and I, you know, you say, was that improv with this? Like a lot of the movie was improv, but it was sort of improv through him. Like he just had this bullhorn the whole time, and he was just wrangling cattle with us, and he would just toss, he would yell direction while we're rolling. Like that scene where I'm talking trash to the opposite team when they're all up at bat, that was one take. He just rolled camera, and this is film, so who knows how much this cost, but he would just roll camera, and he had a list of insults, didn't even give them to me, and just yelled, okay, now tell him if I was as ugly as you, I'd shave your butt and teach him to walk back or whatever it was, and I'd laugh, because I would listen, he'd be like, we're rolling, go, go, go.

And it was the day of the line, and it just was this 10 minute, 15 minute take of him tossing lines. So it was kind of like we improv together, you know? That is amazing. Yeah.

And it's, again, it's iconic, because there are moments that happen in real life, I think about it. You remember that kid from the Little League who introduced himself, Big Al, who hits dingers? Did you ever see that one? Oh, yes. I thought of you.

I honestly did. I love that, yeah. I hit dingers. Like, if Ham made it to the Little League World Series, and was asked by ESPN to introduce himself. Yeah.

I'm the Ham-Bino, and I hit dingers. Yeah. That's it. That would have been it, you know? Hi, my name's Alfred Delia. At home, they call me Big Al, and I hit dingers. It's the best.

There should be a movie made about him. That's like straight out of The Sandlot, don't you think? Yeah, it is. That's pretty great. Yeah. Awesome.

Thanks for coming on. We'll see you at the 35th, if not before. Yeah.

We didn't do Mount Rushmore. Oh, we could do it if you want. Do you want to do that? Let's do it. No, it's all right. It's okay. We can take a break and come back.

Yeah, you want to take a break? I really want to do it. Let's do it.

I want to hear what you guys say about the chorus. No, because it is John Elway's, what is he? 63.

My God, he's almost the Beatles song age. Come on. All right, we'll do that.

That's what's interesting that you guys have John Elway on the Mount Rushmore. Well, I do. We'll see if you do and we'll see if the other guys do. Patrick Brown is going to finish the show with us.

Why the heck not? We're back here on the Rich Eisen Show in... Oh, look at that. Well done, Smitch. Interesting. That's us in there.

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So he could hit those dingers. That's right. That went viral on the spot. Yeah.

You know? What is your favorite baseball movie outside of the Sandlot? Probably Field of Dreams, just because that was sort of the one that came out when I saw it when it came out.

Like Bull Durham and those. I actually never really saw Bad News Bears. I showed it to my kids recently as well. And again, that was a big pushback because it looked old to them. Yeah.

It was on the other day. They looked at me like I had lost my mind telling them this is a good movie when Tanner, the language that Tanner used, they looked at me like, what has happened to you, Dad? And then my daughter, who was eight at the time, was shocked that Walter Matthau's butter maker was drinking and driving. Yeah. Yeah. Shocked.

She was just like, wait a minute. She's like ripping sticks and drinking. Like, what? Like Sandlot, you got away with a lot that you couldn't get away with now. Bad News Bears is the next level.

Off the charts. And I'm like, it's a different time. It was 1975, you know, and it was still bad then. It's bad now. It's just like, yeah, they were like, Dad, really?

You wanted us to see this? And it moved a little bit too slow until the baseball scene at the end. Sandlot, they were in from beginning to end. Yeah, it's weird. They were locked in. Yeah.

I'm sure I've seen Bad News Bears off and on, but Major League probably is up there too for me. Well, it's happening right now at the Oakland A's, it looks like, except the winning to prevent the sale of the team is not happening, unless they keep playing the Yankees. Yeah. They're going to Vegas? 1000%. Kind of cool. And things wrapped. Now they just need to give us a bullet train from L.A. to Vegas. There you go.

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Call or just stop by. Before Patrick Grena, back here on the show, still with us here, before you came out, you heard in our green room, you, Christopher, mentioning it's John Elway's birthday today. It's your third birthday, John Elway. And I just spat out the fact that he's on the Mount Rushmore. And that is, even Big Cat, PFT, right, of, pardon my take, fame, they joke that this is... Mount Rushmore season. Mount Rushmore season, because shows like this one have nothing to talk about except who's on the Mount Rushmore, which means you have to boil down the impossible task of saying who's the greatest of just four people.

Dog days of summer. Got to do it. But we're in it. And so you are interested in talking about it, so let's do it.

Because that's exactly why there's nothing else on the switch. Well, other than to talk about the 30th anniversary of the San Juan and things of that nature. So do you want to say your... Well, what I was saying is that I feel like the three, the Tom Brady, Peyton Manning... No? Yeah, yeah.

Keep going. Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, and... Montana. Joe Montana.

Okay. Then I feel like the fourth, I mean, you were saying Pat Mahomes, and I don't know. I want to be ahead of it, so I just think eventually he'll be on the Mount Rushmore, starring Catastrophic Injury. So I want to put that on.

I would say right now my fourth is Drew Brees. Well... There, I said it. I will tell you, you're killing me, Patrick.

You're killing me. I mean, no, I mean, obviously he has the statistics, he has the longevity, he has the second act that he may have the greatest second act in the history of second acts of the NFL quarterback position. Tom Brady's second act? Well, Tom Brady's second act lasted three years, and he had one championship in it. It lasted... Brees' second act, Brees was... You know how I feel about Brady.

You can't deny... I will deny Brees' place on Mount Rushmore, in my Mount Rushmore, but you cannot deny him say that his second act is... Name me a better second act in the history of the NFL. He was toast. He was finished. He was injured. They drafted his... Go ahead and look up, Chris.

Go ahead and look up. I didn't think I'd be caping for Brees today, but go ahead and look up, even while denying him on Mount Rushmore. He never won FEP and six losing seasons. Hold up, but look up, look up, look up, hold on, look up what his record was in San Diego the year they drafted Philip Rivers, meaning he had the season and then they drafted Philip Rivers. So I guess that's looked up, that would be the 2002 NFL season. Wait, Philip Rivers was 04? Yes, so the 2003 NFL season. 2003, they were two and nine, which is how they got a high draft.

Okay, so then give me the one the year before that. He was two and nine. Because I think he was hurt. Wasn't he hurt?

I forget. But in 2003, he got injured. Then he came back and in 2004, he was good. He was 11 and four.

That's what I'm saying. They drafted Rivers and then he goes 11 and four, which is amazing. And then he gets hurt. He's come back part of the year.

Right. And then they send him packing, because it's Philip's time. And then his second act in New Orleans is, in terms of the longevity of second act, give me another one. Yeah, because you're saying because Tom Brady didn't really even have a second act. He just had one act. Well, Tom Brady did, right.

But his second act was at age 42, going somewhere else and winning. Well, in 2014, everyone said the cliff came after they got sunk by Kansas City and then he won four Super Bowls after that. I just can't put Breeze as the fourth on there, just in terms of the- So you put Elway.

Elway, what, five Super Bowls, won two- That's my problem, is that winning percentage. I know it's not- You made it though. You made it. I know.

You made it. But that's like the LeBron MJ argument. LeBron has made it more than anyone, but hasn't won.

I mean, he has a losing record. I don't blame you for wanting to put Mahomes on there, because you take a look at Mahomes's first what, six years now in the league, and they're almost damn near unrivaled and unparalleled. And he has as many championships now than Elway did. How do Aikman and Bradshaw never get mentioned? Yeah, I was going to say Aikman is an honor and mention.

People, you got to think about those. I get their teams were great, but they never get mentioned. And I know TJ, he's got to be still in a record, because Aikman- Patrick Mahomes already has as many career touchdowns as Troy Aikman.

Well, I mean, it's not the numbers. I think people also ascribe for the Steelers, the steel curtain defense, they also ascribe for- And the steroids. Oh, stop. They also ascribe for Dallas Emmett. Yeah, of course, but it's- You want to chime in, TJ?

TJ. I think when you're doing Mount West more, I think you have to put Johnny Unitas in there. Because you're going to, there's no way really to compare these guys, so you have to look at different eras and- Certainly numbers, you can't compare the numbers because you're not lighting it up for 5,000 yards.

Yeah, because that's not how football was played back in the day. So I feel like you kind of have to, in respect to what he did at his time- So give me your four. I would have to say Unitas, Montana, Brady, and then I'm just going to put Staubach in there. Oh, yeah. See, TJ?

Go old school. Now, that's just me being biased as a Dallas fan, but okay, I can understand people aren't going to let me put Roger Staubach in there, so it's really- What do you mean people aren't going to let you? I let Patrick Renna put Drew Brees in there. That's true. And you didn't let me play in your fantasy football league, TJ. So it's all because of that. What's this about?

What's this about? I've known TJ my whole life, 20 years, since I filmed The Sandlot, we were best friends. Are you serious? No, not that long, but I've known him for like, how long, TJ? Since like 2000? Yeah.

And he's got this great football league. They had an opening like three years ago, and then our mutual friend Mooney goes, you got to audition for it. Audition? Yeah.

I sent some choice words to him that I can't say on this show. Audition? Yeah. Audition? Something like that.

How'd you audition? I mean, it's got some celebrities in it, some big time people. Is this the Wilmer Valderrama, Ashton, Ashton, is this the Ashton thing, TJ? This is the Ashton thing. Hold on a second. Excuse me. Yeah.

And by the way, I've met Ashton and his wife is a huge Sandlot fan. She came up to me. So T, I don't know what's going on here. Yeah, what is happening?

If Mila wants it, Mila can't get somebody a spot in this fantasy league. Hold on a second, for a second. Who is the individual on planet earth that told another individual, you tell that person he has to audition for a spot? Oh, the best man in my wedding.

Oh, come on. A brilliant friend, brilliant writer. What's his name? His name is Justin Moody, he's a fantastic writer, he's on strike right now. Okay. Well, so let's not kick him in.

No, we won't kick him when he's on strike. How does one audition for a fantasy league? Mr. Moody's my deputy commissioner.

So you couldn't overrule him? There's 10 of us. Like, I can't, like, they don't let me just- 12 man league, TJ, 12 man league, come on. You know, we lost the guy, so we went from 12 teams and then one guy dropped out. That's right, that's what happened. Chris is over there wondering, when are we going to turn our attention to him?

Because this, honestly, for years, this is, you want to talk about Mount Rushmore. This has a spot for the worst fantasy league moment ever. If you had a name, like, what's the worst part about your fantasy league ever? Hold on a second, worst fantasy league moment, not talking about league, talking about fantasy league moment ever.

If you want to have four spots, I don't know what the other three are, this one's on it. This guy, how many teams are in your league? How many teams? 14, but a lot of drama this off season. I think we're going to 12.

Oh, 14 is rough. Contraction, contraction. Okay, wait, hold on a second, just because we only have two minutes left here. 14 teams. That's a lot. Hold on a second. No time limit on drafting anybody. Oh. Okay, wait a minute, wait a minute.

Tell them the story, tell them the story of the moment. Tell me if this doesn't make the Mount Rushmore of worst fantasy moments ever. 2011, 2012, something like that, a dude took 28 minutes to take Brian Hartline in the eighth round.

Is that not on the Mount Rushmore of worst fantasy moments ever? That, never invite me into your league, I have nothing to do with that. We have auto-draft. You kill him.

Do you want in? You're killing him. Yeah, that is the reason you're killing me, Smalls was invented. We auto-draft after like the 10th round, just go get us a few stragglers. And then I told this to Brian Hartline once and he just started, he couldn't believe it. Even Brian Hartline himself could not believe somebody took 20 minutes to dilly-dally before picking him in the eighth round, but there's another spot taken up on that Mount Rushmore telling another man to audition. The best man in each of the weddings.

When he's the best man is he saw those weddings, like you haven't already proved your worth? Exactly. Thank you. That's literally what happened. Wow.

What did she do? Yeah, maybe audition is a strong word, because Mooney watches this show, so he's gonna kill me. He's watching right now. The thing is, I've been holding the spot for DiCaprio since I created this league. If DiCaprio wants in, I'll take a back seat for him, but that's about it. Leo could take as long as he wants, so Brian Hartline.

He's Leo DiCaprio. I mean, come on. Patrick, thanks for coming on, brother, let's do this more often. You bet. You can follow me, Greta, on Twitter, everybody go to to order the athletics line called Hambino.

I want to thank also today's guests, Miles Sanders, Tom Grossi is apparently going to be on NFL Network tonight, and Brian Winhorst as well. We'll wrap up. Conspiracy theories, paranormal, UFOs. Science teacher Andrew Greenwood stated that a child ran into his classroom and was hysterically screaming and talking about the flying saucer outside. Hundreds of children ran out of their classrooms to go outside and see this unidentified flying object that was just above the school. Just imagine a bunch of kids running out of school.

Most of them probably just ran home. Police of the third kind on YouTube or wherever you listen.
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