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Rich and Patriots fan Chris Brockman react to Jerod Mayo’s introductory press conference as New England’s new head coach.

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Coming up, legendary actor and director Dolph Lundgren. And now it's Rich Eisen. All right, everybody, it's time for our number three of the Rich Eisen Show. We're on the air on the Roku channel. We had a great chat with Bruce Feldman for the last 40 minutes on what happened when Nick Saban decided to retire and the search process, when you were staying and Arch Manning sitting, what's going on with Michigan's head coach, Jim Harbaugh, interviewing now with the Falcons in addition to the these the Los Angeles Chargers, as we all expected him to.

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If you missed that, we rear as soon as we're done with this hour. That includes an in-studio chat with the man who stars in, produced, co-wrote and directed the new film Wanted Man that is in theaters on demand and is available digital this Friday and January 19th. Dolph Lundgren is going to be stopping by from six years ago is the last time he was here. Second time he's been on this show. So excited to have him.

We'll do a little celebrity true or false with him this time around. It'll be fun. T.J. Jefferson is in his usual spot. We're about to do higher register for the first time in maybe over a year.

The higher register, the version of the divisional playoffs version that we're going to have to go higher register to say something that we believe. Chris Brockman, good to see you over there. And then Jay Felley is in his spot for wherever Mike Del Tufo is somewhere. I think what is Illinois State taking on somebody on FS1?

So what he's doing, riding the faders for some action basketball action on FS1 as a kid. That's all I dreamt of. All right. So, hey, Chris Brockman. Hey, today's date. January 17th.

Yes. Two thousand twenty four of it is the day that you knew would come one day. The day that the New England Patriots announced the man who's coaching the team after Bill Belichick. His name is Gerard Mayo. Once upon a time, a drafted player in New England played his entire career in New England. Belichick's last top 10 draft pick.

How about that? Gerard Mayo. Who knew he would be the one to succeed? Bill Belichick as the H.C. of the NEP after a 24 year all time great run. And this is what he had to say when being introduced as the new head coach there in replacing Bill Belichick. The nation has had a lot of success over the years for a long time, and there have been many teams that, you know, they have one good year and then they're out for three years.

One thing I learned from coaches and from from Thunder is about just surrounding yourself with good people, like surrounding yourself with good people. Now, as far as our staff and and things like that. We're going to be good.

We're going to be a lot better. Now, Bill always says this, managing expectations for me. I'm not trying to be Bill. I'm not trying to be Bill.

I think that Bill is his own man. If you can't tell by now, I'm a little bit different even up here. But what I will say is, you know, the more I think about the more I think about like the lessons that I've taken from Bill, hard work works, hard work works. And and that's what we're all about. I like the answer. OK, great.

Let's go. Hard work works. Is that different than do your job? It's his version of it.

It's his version of it, honestly. I got a quick question. Do your job to hard work works. Great. Kind of dig it. Do we replace Bill in our bathroom with Jared Mayo with the new saying now? I mean, there is a sign in our restroom here that says it's over the commode. This was my idea.

I'm very proud of it. It's funny. It says do your job. And it's a little jarring to people when they walk into our restroom for the first time in our green room. I mean, Dolph Longdren may be experiencing that right now. It got me the first time.

Mike, do your job. And so I don't think so. Yes, I mean, I think we just put the Falcon on it when that's announced. Well, we just keep it and not even think about it. There was a moment in time. You're right. But I do it again. It's this is there it is. That's it.

It's a little discerning. We're very proud of this here. So should we do hard work works? We should add another. That should be for number two.

We can put that in the public bathroom right over here. Hard work works for everyone. Job one, hard work.

You know, I didn't think we'd go in the toilet humor direction here, but I'll take it. Wow. Just returning to the football aspect of it. Thank you. Sorry.

Almost missed you, Jake. Thank you. Yeah. Um. I can't wait to see how it all plays out. Did you know Robert Kraft's nickname was Thunder?

It did. Is that who he is referring to? Yeah, I saw people tweeting it that he he called Mr. Kraft Thunder a 10 times Thunder craft. It's his nickname. All right. I can't say it.

Well, don't say don't go down under or anything like that. No, he did because he said he's young at heart. He's nicknamed him Thunder. I have no idea why he brings the well, that's obviously the first difference between Mayo and Belichick. First blush is Thunder.

Your first RKK is Thunder, which is OK. Let's go. Let's just see how different it is and and and how players who will bridge the regime will handle the difference. And how everything's going to be different. They don't know another way of doing it for the last 24 years. Right. And I know Robert Kraft in in the departure press conference for Belichick was talking about how Belichick's.

Power within the power structure evolved over time. But it has to have been about, what, 15 years since Belichick last maybe looked at somebody in the draft room and says, um, you make the call? I don't know. What do you think? Or some I'm sure he's I'm sure he's asked, what do you think? I just don't know who's made the last call.

You know, I don't know. It's just wild that Bill Belichick is a coaching candidate and that you see him. It's part of a tweet from a team saying we have interviewed Bill Belichick. Harbaugh is now interviewed with the Falcons, too. Well, that kind of surprised me. Was that a shock to you? I'm like, OK, I didn't know he was making rounds. Yeah, exactly.

But if you're Arthur Blank, wouldn't you kick the tires on Jim Harbaugh, too? Yeah, so. I have. A power rankings. Oh, it's Wednesday. I can't quit it.

I went from never wanting to do it to now I can't quit it. I have the power rankings for so long. This is the head coaching candidates power rankings. Hit it, hit it. Power rankings.

There are many like it, but this one is mine. Power rankings. All right, here we go.

Power rankings of head coaching candidates. You know, I haven't met some of these gentlemen. And obviously you need to look an individual in the eye when you're hiring them.

And I'm going to cape for some without having met them to be straight up with you. I just hear how others talk about them. I see how they are being interviewed by many.

I've heard about their leadership qualities. You hear from players who have been coached by them, who say they should be coaches. And number 10 on this list is Ejiro Evaro of the Carolina Panthers. He is the DC of the Carolina Panthers, and you have seen how they've played this year. And this guy knows what it's like to coach with an interim head coach. That's there, because believe it or not, he did it last year, too. He was the Broncos defensive coordinator last year when Nathaniel Hackett got fired. And you want to talk about smarts. He was offered the interim head coaching job and he said no. He said no. And I kind of heard that and I'm like, OK, OK, OK, OK.

I see you. You don't want to have like that. I'm the interim tag, you know, because there is sort of a I one would think a. A feeling you get when you're like, oh, you're the interim, so you can be the interim and then and then we'll just let you go. So he said no to being the interim in Denver, where he was the defensive coordinator for the first time there. He was the Rams passing game coordinator and secondary coach the year that they won it all in twenty twenty one.

So, you know, is all parts of the game. He's a former safety himself and he, you know, who got him in the league in 2011. Jim Harbaugh made him his quality control coach in San Francisco. So he's number 10 on my list. Number nine on the list is Frank Smith, the offensive coordinator in Miami, 42 years old, brought into the league by Sean Payton in 2010 as an assistant online coach. But he had me at hello when he said this from a podium about a month ago when it was brought up to him that his name has been associated with Carolina's job, which was vacant.

We know rumors are always out there. Your name has come up in association with the Carolina Panthers. Are you aware of that or do you consider that flattering? It's not flattering. It's more humbling. So.

You know, you. Like, I remember why I got into coaching, so it's like when all this stuff comes up, it's pretty cool. But the minute you worry about your goals and where you want to go, like you forget, like like for me, how lucky I am to be here today. So. All this stuff's cool, but like I truly enjoy every day here, and that's the cool part. And it's, you know, it's one of those words because it's like like I'm a walk on from Waukee, Wisconsin. You know, every day of my life, I remember it.

So those things are pretty cool, but it's not going to affect today. I mean, he he got a touch of the Vermeil and being mentioned about being a coaching candidate, and I kind of did that, you know, and obviously having to understand you want someone who knows concepts in the in the National Football League, on the offensive side of the football, being the guy who's coming up with game plans with Mike McDaniel, I'm in on that. And I just like how he's got some sort of a humble beginning right there. He's number nine on the list. Number eight on the list, the 36 year old current offensive coordinator of the Houston Texans from the Shanahan family tree back in Washington and then went to San Francisco with Kyle.

He is Bobby Slowit. I mean, what you want in the NFL is like, give me some of that. What you're doing right now, give me some of that. Obviously, it takes having somebody like C.J.

Stroud you can plug into, but give me one of those. And so obviously, number eight right there would be on the list for me. Bobby Slowit, number seven. He crushed it with Vegas, man, and Antonio Pierce. Came in to a very difficult situation and was able to solve exactly what he was able to dissect when he was able to dissect whatever the hell wasn't working with Josh McDaniels and whatever needed to be affected for his players in Vegas.

And he hit the buttons and they went into Kansas City and beat the Chiefs in Kansas City on Christmas when everybody thought like, you know, what do you have to play for? That counts for something, man. That counts for something in my mind. And and and Max Crosby saying, we might have to talk about trading me if he's not going to be the coach here.

Yeah, that would speak something for me. And I haven't even interviewed with him. But I, you know, obviously know him from back in the day when he was with the G-Men.

And for me, that's counting for something to be able to dissect the situation and say, we're changing this, this, this and this. Even though I'm the interim, I'm going to be the guy counts for something. So he's seven on my list. Number six on my list, Ben Johnson is the offensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions, brought in a league by Joe Philbin in Miami. And then he got bounced, you know, was the interim coach that year. He was Dan Campbell, who clearly remembered him because he retained Ben Johnson when he took over the staff in Detroit. And he's a walk on quarterback at UNC.

That's how he sort of got his bones in college. And he's a 37 year old. Everybody says he knows exactly what's up. And everybody's basically putting him in Washington right now. And he's too busy to be, I guess, having the buzz significantly around him and showing up on your Twitter feed as we have just interviewed. But he's number six in the list.

Number five on my list is not being interviewed anywhere, it seems. And I don't get it. I don't understand why. I know it didn't finish out very well for him at the collegiate level.

But I've said over and over again, I'm going to be consistent right here. And I don't even know if he wants me to say this stuff. But why isn't David Shaw getting run?

I don't I don't know, man. I've always said if I'm an owner of a team, I bring him in. He's got time in the league as an assistant with the Ravens back in the day.

And I mean, he's got DNA in this league pretty much from jump. And I think he's brilliant. And he's the type of guy I would want to lead my locker room and a guy that I'd want to be face front talking to the media, too. He's number five on my list.

And again, I don't I don't know. I don't know why he's not getting any run. I'm the only one who might even put him on the list like this. But I'm putting him on the list.

I love him. Number four on the list is Raheem Morris. And, you know, Pete Carroll got some run with the Jets and the Patriots at a young age and then didn't get much run for a while and then came back and had a second run. You know, when eight and twelve, once upon a time with the Raiders, Mike Shanahan, you know, sometimes the second time's a charm.

We all know, obviously, Belichick worked out in that respect. Raheem Morris got the gig in Tampa after Gruden at age 32. He was 32 when he took over the Bucks when three and 13 his first year in 2009. Then he went 10 and six. That seven win turnaround is still the best in Bucks franchise history. And the only 10 win season the Bucks had between 2006 and Tom Brady.

And then don't take my word for it. Kevin Demoff, the current CEO of the Los Angeles Rams, which employs him right now as the D.C., tweeted out in retweeting what he'd said about this on Schrager's podcast about Raheem Morris. Here's a short but not exhaustive list of people who say Raheem Morris will make a terrific coach. Sean McVeigh, Kyle Shanahan, Mike Tomlin, Aaron Donald, Jalen Ramsey won a Super Bowl as a D.C. as two third rounders leading rookies in sacks. What are we doing here, people? You know who chimed in? Whitworth chimed in because he wasn't on the list, saying, how can we request to be added to the list of people who say this?

I'm in. And then Jalen Ramsey chimed in himself. He would be a top HC right now. He's the best I've ever been around and should already be a HC TBH.

That's to be honest, right? OK. Ask anybody who's been around that man out, Grady, as I still talk to him every week, too. He's a great person outside of being a great coach.

OK. I mean, by the way, he's also, I think, interviewing everywhere right now. As well, he should. Number three on the list is a former coach of the year. Mike Vrabel's out there, folks. How the hell is he out there? What happened in Tennessee? I'm all over him.

If I'm an owner, what the hell is happening here? Number three on the list is Vrabel. Number two on the list is my guy.

I can't stand that he's on the list, but. I mean, take an interview. What else you want to know? What else you want to know here? Yeah.

OK. I had a quarterback named Alex Smith and I threw Kaepernick in there and I took him to a Super Bowl and damn near won it. And then I went to Michigan and I won a national championship. So I'm interested in going to be your guy because I won a trophy for my case.

That kind of matches what every owner wants, right? Number one on the list, though, is how can you not put him number one on the list? How can you not put Bill Belichick number one on the list? I understand he's of an advanced age. I understand that the reason why he's out there isn't because he's lost his coaching acumen, it's because the control he had over the roster in New England, that roster failed him. Failed him. And thus he, if you will, failed in getting the roster for himself to be TBH, to be honest.

I get it. Let's figure out a new construct where he's comfortable in shopping for the groceries. You understand you need to get him the players he's comfortable with. How about the roster that's already there? Let's talk about who you want, who you don't want. I will then chime in on who I think should be there. You can look at me, Bill, and say you're out of your mind.

Fine. We're collaborating in a new way. And then you get the coach who is as brilliant as ever.

I saw it in person. I can't believe I have the fortune of calling his last win as a New England Patriot coach in Denver, wrecking that buffet in the same way he did Pittsburgh's on a Thursday night with Bailey Zappi. Folks, I'm telling you, he hasn't lost the step on how to coach. He's number one. I can't believe he's out there to go get.

That's my power rankings of head coaching candidates. All right, let's take a break. Dolph Lundgren is here. Let's bring him out. Let's show a clip of his new movie, Wanted Man. Let's play a little bit of celebrity.

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Visit prize picks dot com for restrictions and details. Welcome to Talkville, the ultimate smallville rewatch podcast. Karen, what you got?

Hi, guys. Karen Appalem from Australia with a quick question for season three talisman. That knife wound he was so powerful. Tom, what was it like to do that scene with John as your director?

It's great that I was with those people because when your eyes are closed and someone is supposed to be going to stab you in the chest, you have to really trust that they're not going to hurt you. And so I was in good hands with John. Jump in now or catch up on any of the past seasons of Talkville on YouTube or wherever you listen. Dolph Lundgren here on the Rich Eisen Show, our radio audience has just returned. We just showed a clip of Wanted Man, which is available in theaters on demand and digital this Friday, January 19th. You were in the film.

We just saw that in the in the in the the clip. We didn't see Kelsey Grammer in the clip, but he's in the film, too, huh? Kelsey, yeah. Yeah, he's a friend of mine. And how long have you known him? I've known him since Expendables three.

So that's probably six, seven years. OK, when we met actually before that. Yeah. And then I knew him socially and somebody suggested him for the role, a mutual friend. And, you know, he's his delivery is very no matter who he plays is light and entertaining. And he plays an interesting kind of a character that has a lot of levels. So I thought it'd be a good choice to do that.

And I think it works pretty well. Well, I mean, he's Kelsey Grammer, man. Yeah, he is. I mean, so that was so you only met him recently. And compare maybe might have crossed paths, you know, earlier in your career.

Expendables three. And then socially I met him and then we worked on this together. And he's a great guy. I mean, first of all, I like him as a person, but, you know, his acting is really terrific.

I mean, he's he's he's great in this part because he plays a few different levels at the same time. Right. And you directed this as well.

Yeah, I did. OK. And what what different challenges does that give you? Well, you know, acting and directing is a challenge because you're you're you have to be prepared.

You don't have to worry about your own performance that much. But you can focus on the other actors, on the cinematography, on the lighting and other things. You know, they need to do as a director. So it's a it's a challenge.

But I like it. It's it's satisfying, you know, to do it. I've done a lot of acting.

So this is just a different, different, more challenging way to do it. And again, it's available in theaters on demand and digital this very Friday, January 19th. You also have another project, the new series that's coming out tonight. Yes, at 930 p.m. Eastern Time on the Maximum Effort Channel. It's 12 episodes and it's called Flip a Coin.

And it's narrated by your fellow Swede Malin Ackerman. Correct. Yes. And is it is it true it's just you flipping a coin?

Is that literally what this is? Yeah, it's it's very exciting. I flip a coin for 30 minutes and was it a quarter? What sort of coin? It's a special Swedish coin.

Yeah, it's got a Viking on one side. Yeah, it's an interesting show. I to be honest, I don't quite understand it, but I thought, you know, Maximum Effort, they're very smart guys. And no, I mean, I get it. It's a challenge.

It's Fubo and Ryan Reynolds. I get it. You go to it. So what are you just flipping a coin? Yeah, flipping it.

Different angles, slow-mo from above, from below. Yeah, visually exciting. And I guess you can use it to to gamble on different things. OK, well, I mean, that is one of the most wild aspects for me that I've been fortunate to do with the NFL, going to as many Super Bowls as I've been to is the loudest cheer sometimes at the Super Bowl is when they announce the coin flip, whether it's heads or tails.

And it isn't because somebody is cheering whether their team is about to receive the football golf. Like there is an actual wager on heads or tails. There you go. So have you determined that is is it that this is an age old question?

You might know better. Is is it truly a 50-50 proposition between heads or tails? Have you have you determined anything about that? Well, you know, I did study chemical engineering for five years. Yes.

College. I read that it's it's not a 50-50 because the coin, the head side is slightly heavier because there's more there's more brass on that side, more metal. OK, so that is more likely that the heads goes ends up going and down. So in other words, tails is 52 percent and heads would be 48. So there you go. So when they say tails never fails, well, that's incorrect. But tails is more often it's more often. Yeah.

To win. Yeah. Except on the Viking coin is a different. Oh, hold on a second.

So but so wait a minute. So this should go for tails if you're going to bet. Well, I mean, sometimes they don't they put what do they put it? Heads is is the is the logo and the helmet sometimes.

Is it sometimes or is it the Super Bowl logo on one side, the NFL? What is an actual coin? So you need to look at the design of the coin is what you're saying, that that is a crucial aspect of. Yeah, because if you flip it a thousand times, then statistically the heavier side would end up going down, hitting the ground first more time.

So if it isn't exactly balanced and that does make a difference. How about that, Chris? Are you because that's the gambler here. What do you what is that a quarter you have right there?

Examining in this quarter. However, the tails is different now. The tails on this one is like a Mount Rushmore situation. What do you think it's 48 tails? I'm a head's got fast. And we've got some great production value to start.

Is the producer of it true or false? You left MIT months. I was going out with, you know, going to show business.

So you're like screw this test tubes business. I'm hanging out with Andy. What is what is it like hanging out with Andy Warhol in Studio 54?

Dolph Lundgren. It was it was pretty kind of mind blowing for a young Swedish kid at the time. I was thinking it was about 25 at the time. And yeah, it was a it was a different era of no cell phones. And, you know, people had a different feeling of privacy, I think, in those places to now. So a lot of big celebrities were there. You can work with Mick Jagger or David Bowie, whoever.

You could see a lot of people there in person, you know. So what do you have a conversation with Andy Warhol about? What is that like?

Hey, where are you from, Andy? Or like what? No, the first time I met him, I was actually roaming around this club and, you know, I never drank or anything. I was just training in those days. And and some little guy comes up to me and goes, what are you famous for?

And I'm like, nothing as far as I know. And then he puts out a little he has a little instamatic camera, takes a picture of me and says, I want to put you in my magazine. And it was Andy Warhol. Somebody told me, yeah, that's him.

Are you serious? No, I'm just going to put you in my magazine. Yeah. And then I ended up in Interview Magazine. And that was around the time I was auditioning for Rocky IV. And then I got to meet Sly and all that. So it was a big, big change in my life.

And in about a year or two, it changed, you know, 180 like that. Wow. Yes. To hell with MIT. You know, actually, I was I was in the action a number of years ago checking in and I was going through the security with an agent. I think somebody was helping me through. And this guy ahead of me went, and he says, you, Dolph Lundgren, I say, yeah, he says, well, I'm professor so-and-so. I'm the one who approved your application to MIT. And he says, I guess you did OK without it.

And I said, yeah, I'm sorry I quit. But what did you think you wanted to be when you went to MIT? Well, I was going to get into Ph.D. in chemical engineering.

I had a master's and then I was going to go go to business school and try to run Exxon or something. You know, she's I mean, the rest of these questions after this. But hold on a minute. Here we go.

True or false? You were the team leader for the U.S. modern pentathlon team at the 96th Summer Olympics. That's true. Yeah. How'd you get involved with that? I did a movie called Pentathlon, and two of the guys who trained me were Olympic athletes on the U.S. team. And then pentathlon was a sport that they were going to eject from the games because every game Olympic games, they they try on two new sports and they get away, you know, eject to old sports and they were going to get rid of pentathlon. So they wanted me to help kind of help boost the image of pentathlon. So I did this film about it. And then they wanted me to be team leader at 96 and 96.

And I was team leader is like the guy who sets up the training, who arranges the travel and kind of manager and the training schedule and stuff like that. And it was it was interesting because, you know, Ali was the guy who lit the torch. And were you there that night? Yeah, I was there that night in the stadium. And did you tell him you would break him? No, but he did throw a couple of jabs my way when I ran into him.

And then they are you serious? Yeah. Tell me there's a photograph of Muhammad Ali and Ivan Drago.

Is there a photograph of that? So he was always he was he was a funny guy. You know, he he was a little bit he had Alzheimer's at that time, too. But he was he was still sharp. Like he still recognized me and realized I was from that movie. And so he started doing a little shadowboxing.

Yeah. So Warhol wasn't there to take that picture. So he wasn't there to defend me.

So then let's go back to the back to the day. Then a third one for you. I got five of them. Dolph Lundgren, celebrity, true or false? It's true. I imagine then that you pulled a gun on Grace Jones in a view to kill. Yes, I did. You did on Chris Walken. Well, you put a gun on Chris Walken, her on Chris Walken. No, it was on on her. You're OK. Yeah.

Yeah. He was in the background. What was it like doing a scene with Christopher Walken?

It was it was interesting. You know, I just started acting and I you were a body. You were a Russian bodyguard. I was a Russian bodyguard. Somebody got sick and I just stepped in.

Are you serious? Yeah. The director said he wanted me in the movie. And I'm like, I don't know.

I don't know if I can do it. So, yeah, I just get over here, put the suit on, pull the gun, pointed at Grace or was it a Chris? No, it was a Grace, pointed at Grace. But it was interesting because, you know, Chris Walken was doing a scene with this British actor who plays the Russian KGB guy. Yeah.

Yes, he's always the same guy, you know, plays the Russian henchman. And anyway, so I watched them rehearse and. And then when on the on take one, you know, Chris Walken goes, he does it completely differently, like instead of being very soft, he yells. And then the guy jumps back like a foot, just jumps. And they got it on camera.

And I realized, wow, it was really clever. He did that. He, you know, he switched it up on the guy. So I think that's the scene that's in the movie.

And he was a great guy. You know, interesting. So that's how you got your credit from a view to a kill is somebody got sick. You're like, you know, you you look like a bodyguard.

Get in there. And then you then I mean, you got a you got on camera. You pulled a gun on Grace Jones. Yeah, it was your girlfriend at the time, right? Yes.

But I was. Yeah. And the credits, you have to wait about three minutes when I appear at the bottom. Yeah. Roger Moore is first, I think. Yeah, Roger.

Roger. Yeah. Did you meet him? Yes, he was. He always. Yeah, he was.

He smoked cigars and he was always sat back and goes, Dolph is larger than Denmark. For some reason, I don't know where he got it from, but what a quote. That's what he would say. Yeah, that's what he said. I always remember that it was out of nowhere. Well, I don't think he's accurate.

True or false? You got your role in Rocky four by sending photos and videos of yourself to someone who knew Sly Stallone. I gave a eight by 10 to this guy who was a friend of Sly. And they took me about six months to for them to for it, for for him to get the pictures for Sly to somebody to contact me when I was back in Europe. And then they flew me into L.A. and I met him here when he was doing Rambo, too. So he had long hair. He was tanned and I was starstruck. And then, you know, I had to audition for the role for about six, another six months or so. And that's how you got the gig. Yeah.

Yeah. What do you think of when you see a photo of yourself as Drago back in the day, man, right now? Well, it brings back memories of all the training with it, you know, that remember this is back in the day when everything had to be in camera. There were no special effects.

I mean, no visual effects. There were no doubles because we're in the ring with no shirt on both of us. So you had to be you had to have the six pack and everything was real, you know, and there were no doubles or anything like that. And if you wanted blood to fly out of your mouth, you had to get punched and get it to fly out of your mouth. So I was always impressed I was in such good shape because I was a European, you know, karate heavyweight champion. You're bigger than Denmark and I'm bigger than Denmark.

He's about the size of Italy. So he kept that in those days. And Dolph, is it true you put Sly in the hospital during the filming? Well, he ended up in the hospital.

I don't know if it was me or if it was overworked. Was it was it did you connect with her? Is that what happened? Well, we did connect a little bit, both of us to the body mostly. And I think that's where he apparently got hurt. His heart had some kind of went through some some shock or something from. Damn.

Yeah. But he hit me a lot, too. You know, I only did what I was told to do. He was the boss and I was I was sick. He said, hit me.

It's what he's like. Hit me. Go ahead.

Hit me. Yeah, I'm sure you regret that. Yeah, we did that. And also to the you know, the head, those head shots when your face goes in slow motion, those you have to line those up in those days with 120 frames a second, you know.

And just stiff arm it with the blood flying and then take an aspirin and go home that day. They can't ask for the last one. Is it true? Is it true you had only nine speaking lines in that movie? No, I don't know.

Nine speaking lines. Maybe you're right. You know, I'm not sure. Is that is that is that what we found out? That's what we've seen.

Nine, half in English, half in Russian. Yes. Yeah, maybe you're right.

Or for something like that. I think there was probably more in the original and they cut the character down a little bit to make him even more mysterious, you know, which I think it works. I mean, you know, on film, sometimes if you don't sing, I guess there's a better choice.

Here's a bonus one. Is it also true or false that you you were you were you had your eye on the the running man role that went to Arnold? I think I was.

Yeah, I think somebody sent me the script. But Arnold, of course, was a bigger star in in those days. And and he wanted to do it and he did a good job. So, you know, and by the way, I met Arnold.

Yes. With Grace when he did Conan, too. And I was a fighter at the time when I first met him.

So so we were friends back then. Yeah, he came here in studio in December. Oh, did he? And he he he looked at this chair that you're currently sitting in, called it a baby chair. The baby is not going to sit in a baby man.

And he literally went to Chris's seat and he took that and removed this chair and moved that over here and sat in that chair. What a character. And he's a character. Is that.

Yeah, that's funny. It's good to have you here, Dolph Lundgren. Wanted Man is available in theaters on demand and digital this very Friday, January 19th, with you and Kelsey Grammer and more. And Flip a Coin debuts tonight. Watch Dolph flip a coin for 30 minutes.

I can't believe we learned that heads is going to lose more than tails just because of gravity and things of that nature, things like science. That's at nine thirty Eastern on the Maximum Effort Channel. New episodes every Wednesday. Good to see you again. You too.

Let's do this more often than just every six years. Dolph Lundgren right here on the Rich Eyes and Show are back to wrap things up in a moment. There's a trade in the NBA, by the way. You standing with a photograph next to Sly, and, you know, we all know you're what is the height difference between you and Sylvester Stallone? If we were doing a tale of the tape here, Dolph, I don't know, but they put me on an apple box to make me look even taller.

No, they didn't. Yeah. Like he wanted that.

He wanted all the way up there. Yeah. Actually, the kid who plays my son now, he's he's a bit taller than me. So he's going to be a lot taller than Michael B. So it's going to be like a rematch.

OK, nice. So what would you say? We're just a few inches. You know, I don't know.

Maybe orange or five inches. OK, Mike, why don't you come over here? Would you mind seeing him?

Because we've got we've got our our our audio executive. Yeah. Yeah. Come on over here.

Let's see what the what would the the the height discrepancy be here for Mike Del Tufo and Dolph Lundgren. Let's see. Yeah. What will you tell him?

Like this. I must break you. I'm scared. I'm scared. I'm just scared. Well, hold on a minute. Let's just show you want to measure.

No, no, no, no, no, no. Show the tail. Show, show, Mike, Mike. Let's show. Let's show Mike's.

Mike's training regimen for the rumble in the gundo. Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, right. Tuesday dollars. Yeah.

All seats are 20 bucks. We're splitting this. But he's been training. See, he's walking around.

What do you think? He's he's focused on beef coming up to hit the beef. Well, he's got the rocky fingerless gloves, too. Oh, yeah.

Now, this was a great video. OK, we got it all. Oh, wow.

You give him a shot. What do you think, Dolph? Not bad. It's good. Good beginning.

In a couple of years, you'll be good. There's there's no end to it. That's that's good, man. Rumble in the gundo. I forgot about Rumble in the gundo, man. I forgot we did that nonsense with him.

Back in the day. Back on the Rich Eisen Show radio network, sitting at the Rich Eisen Show desk, furnished by Grainger with supplies and solutions for every industry. Grainger has the right product for you.

Call click Grainger dot com or just stop by. Yeah, so I'm an M.I.T. and I'm dating Grace Jones and going to Studio 54 with Andy Warhols.

I figured, screw this MIT stuff. Then I wind up on the set of View to a Kill, a Bond movie. And I'm dating Grace Jones and suddenly somebody's sick and I'm in the movie now and I'm pulling a gun on my girlfriend.

And Christopher Walken spins a curveball at the actor who I've I've been seeing my entire childhood play the Russian for Specter. Right. Wow. Oh, my God. Yep.

And then Roger Moore. You're bigger than Denmark. Oh, my God.

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Lowest price guaranteed while we're talking to Yvonne Drago. Pascal Siakam got traded to the Pacers, huh? Yep. What's the deal? Crazy.

What's the what are the terms here? Is it just straight up draft choices? No, there's some players involved.

Nothing too. Bruce Brown, Bruce Brown, Jordan, Nora. Three first round picks. Oh, New Orleans is a third team in sending Kira Lewis to the Raptors. Two first rounders in twenty twenty four in twenty twenty six go to the Raptors in New Orleans, sends a second round pick to Indiana Pacers going for it. So it's Siakam and Halliburton when he comes back and Miles Turner and and all the rest of their pieces, but he healed.

OK, let's go. What is that good enough for a home playoff game? Well, they clearly have they first of all, they score a lot. They're one of the most exciting teams offensively in the league. Well, we do use two things that we know that they have. Figuratively, the Bucks number and literally Giannis's basketball. Have we determined those are the things that's true?

That's true. So they're they're currently the now Pascal Siakam. Those are the three things we know that they have. Yeah, six seed that are one game back of Miami and Cleveland in the four spot. So they're right there right now. Halliburton still out for another.

Halliburton still out after that weird. By the way, I'd sign for that if I'm then the way he was taken off the court. I thought he was done for the year. Agreed. Awful. I honestly thought there goes his knee. There goes something. I thought he just tore his entire groin off the way he'd split.

Yeah, it was an ugly situation in that play. But yeah, they're making moves. Is that enough to be better than Philly, Milwaukee or Boston? We'll find out the answer to that.

But one thing that I also know is because I listen to our guests when they come in here. Chris Mannix was saying that Siakam was a player that the Warriors might be interested in to try and turn things around for that. His name was being thrown around, you know, Sixers being one. You know, they had a huge win last night against the Nuggets. He's in a really good game.

But yeah, his name been attached to a few teams. So that's a big NBA trade right there. And the Raptors are just, you know, moving. I mean, they're moving. They're they're they're revamping and going in a different direction. And I think, Jay, do we have a soundbite of Toronto's coach telling anybody that is counting them out what to think about that?

I think we have that. This is completely BS. This is shame. That's what he's outrageous.

Anybody who thinks they're tanking. That's outrageous. Well, Scotty Barnes is the face, but now Scotty Barnes is going to have more points.

He's even more opportunities to be the face more of the face of basketball. That's that's our favorite. This is BS. All right. So there you have it, guys. Boom. That's a show. Yeah, baby. Yeah. Well, where's that?

Where was that from? I've just been waiting. Only three games in the association last night, but all three of them are pretty good. And we're back at it today. And we being me winning our fantasy league again. But you're not winning right now. You're in second place.

OK. There's a there's a there's an ass and an elbow you're looking at right now. And it's mine. You're half a game ahead of me, Richard. You see who's on the show tomorrow. Look who's coming in studio. Who is coming in tomorrow? I take it one show at a time.

OK, Snoop Dio double G. Hey, the big Snoop Doh Snoop's coming here. The days have been here a while, either. He has not been here a while.

Well, we still have the love it. The play he drew up. It's so long ago that the the play he drew up were for his favorite Steelers at the time.

Big Ben, Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell. Yep. That's who he put up on the board for the place for. And that's been on there, what, six years? Oh, more than that. Keep going. 2015, I think literally a sign on and we'll pull it out tomorrow.

Saying do not race. Yeah, that's the reason I'm looking at it right now. Snoop, the great. We don't have to worry about that anymore.

We used to have multiple shows in here. It's just us chickens now. True that.

Wow. Snoop, though, man. Snoop Dogg, power number three. He's got a new movie he's talking about as well. And I can't wait to ask him if he wants Tomlin out. If he's one of those Steeler fans, because I proper to say, I know, I know, I know I've got a plus one in my in my world, man. But I think I know which way I would put my money. That's exactly right. You know, but huge Steeler fan.

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