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Michigan running back Blake Corum and Rich discuss his preparations for the upcoming NFL Draft and the possibility of playing for former head coach Jim Harbaugh on the Chargers.

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This is The Rich Eisen Show. Live from The Rich Eisen Show studio in Los Angeles. Earlier on the show, senior MLB writer for The Athletic, Andy McCullough, Oakland guard Jack Golke.

Coming up, Michigan running back Blake Corum, actor and producer Ty Sheridan. And now, it's Rich Eisen. Hour number three of The Rich Eisen Show is on the air. Great chat with Jack Golke of Oakland University Athletics and the basketball team that bounced Kentucky last night behind his 10 three-pointers. That was a delightful chat at the top of hour number two of this program.

The actor Ty Sheridan, whose new film Asphalt City is going to be coming to a theater near you next Friday. He's in studio joining us in a few minutes time, but this show welcomes back to the program. A man who used this space, and it was an honor to do so, to announce that he was going to return to the University of Michigan for another year.

And he is the 100%, 1 million percent complete embodiment of the phrase, those who stay will be champions. Fresh off the field of the University of Michigan Pro Day, Blake Corum, back here on The Rich Eisen Show. Good to see you, Blake. How are you? Hey, I'm good, man.

How are you? How was your Pro Day? How'd that go? Oh, it was great.

A lot of scouts came out. It was good being back with the fellas, with team 144, seeing my guys compete. And I feel like I killed it, man. So great day.

Okay. Very good. And so what was it like to see all your friends and teammates once again? It was great. It was great seeing them just because everything happened so fast after the natty, right? As soon as we won, we came back. Yeah, we had a parade, but then boom, everyone was off to Dallas or off to Florida or Arizona, wherever they may have been training.

So we didn't really get to talk much. So being back this whole week, we've all been coming in and training together. And we're all chasing the same dream. So it was great seeing the fellas and being back in Schimbeckler Hall. So your own de facto homecoming is what you're saying? Yeah, it was a homecoming that... It was a quick homecoming, right?

Homecoming usually happened a little while after, but it was about eight weeks, but it was a homecoming for sure. And my teammates, they killed it today. I'm really happy with how today went. So now that you're a couple of months removed, Blake, and almost to the day, as a matter of fact, of the national championship game, what are your recollections of this run? It was an amazing run, man.

A lot of adversity though. A lot of adversity was since our way, but I'm so glad that I was able to come on the show and tell everyone, especially the Michigan fans, that I was coming back to win a Natty. And the team, we bought into the process. We bought into that brotherhood and the culture, and we worked our butts off. And it seemed like everyone was against us. We stood tall with ourselves, with our fan base, and we just kept pushing it. We reached our end goal.

Now it's a Natty. No one can take that away from us. We went down in history, and now it's time for another Michigan team to repeat what we did, but try to be better than us.

But it was amazing, man. Well, I want to get to that before we end this interview that's just gotten started with Blake Corum here on the Rich Eisen Show. And so what happened for you? Walk me through your personal itinerary after that national championship game and what you have been up to to get ready for the draft here. Yeah, for me, it was locked in, locked in on that next step, the next step in my journey, which is the NFL, preparing for the combine. So I was down in Florida training at Pete Marmarito's down in Aventura, Miami. And it was great just working my tail off. There was a bunch of other NFL athletes down there training, so I got to chop it up with them, pick their brains a little bit. I've just been working my butt off, getting ready, like I said, for combine and going back and not even doing no more combine training, just training real football stuff for pro day, which we had today. And so I've just been meeting with different coaches, just trying to get an idea of where I might go.

But ultimately, it's up to God at the end of the day. And whatever team sees that I fit best, best believe they're going to get a great player, someone that just cares about winning. So that's what I've been doing after we won that nanny. So what were some of the combine interviews like? What did they ask you at these interviews? They were great. For me, it was more just talking ball. There was no character issues.

There was nothing we really needed to go deep in about. So every time I'll have an interview, whether I've been formal or informal, we're watching film. I'm drawing up plays. We're getting to know each other a little bit.

So it was great. They're telling me things I could work on or what do I think I need to work on. And me, being that I hold myself to a high standard, I think my whole game can get better.

Right? So the interviews have been great with the times ticking. And so now that pro day is over, I'm excited to see what top five teams might have me come draft night or draft day, whenever my name will be called. So Blake Horm here, fresh off the field at University of Michigan Pro Day right here on the Rich Eisen Show. Have you visited personally with any teams yet at their facilities? Not at their facility. I have one coming up and then you have some local days that you might hit.

Sure. Who do you have coming up? Where are you going? I'm going to LA.

Los Angeles, as in the Chargers. Who do you know there? Do you know somebody there?

I think I might know someone there. I'm excited to go out, talk to Coach Harbaugh, talk to the new staff that I don't already know and see what it's like out there. But I've had meetings all week in person. I've had dinners, lunches. And so I've got to chop it up with a bunch of great men, great coaches. But that is my one top 30, they call it.

Yes. So I'm excited about that. I'm excited about other meetings I have coming up, local days. I'll be going to the Lions and the Ravens local day. So I'm excited to keep going on this journey and come, whether that be the 25th, the 26th, 27th, whenever.

Best believe, I can't wait to find out where I'm going and whatever team gets me. Some people might say, oh of course Jim's going to have him out. But I'll also tell you, I'm a little surprised because what does he not know about you? Or is he just want to introduce you to everyone around?

What do you think is going to be getting out of that? Obviously he knows exactly who you are. He knows exactly what you can bring to the program here. Yeah, I think obviously different running back coach. They didn't really necessarily meet with us at the combine. Coach already knows all of us, right?

So just to meet everyone else, get to meet everyone else, maybe check out their new facility that I heard you're building, and just see what the environment is like in case I do end up being out there with coach Harbaugh. But at this point you just never know. Of course. Wouldn't that be something though? No, that'd be crazy. That honestly would be crazy. It'd be really crazy if I picked up the phone and I hear who's got it better than us, right?

So that'd be crazy. But I'm going into this process. Like I know there's a right fit for me and I know there's a team that really want me.

There might be a couple of teams that really want me and I promise these teams, they're going to get everything out of me for sure. Who took you to dinner, if you don't mind me asking? There was a bunch of us. We had a great dinner with Mike Tomlin. Just a great dude, man. I really enjoyed that dinner.

It was something special. There was a bunch of us. What do you mean a bunch of you? A bunch of you with the- Teammates.

Okay. Teammates? Teammates, yeah. It was just kind of like a get together, break bread. Tomlin took you and a bunch of Wolverines to dinner is what you're saying?

Yeah, with his coaches. That was their meeting with us. So it was a great time. Gates, what can you share with me about what Tomlin said and what he's like? I know exactly what he's like, but I'd love to hear what he shared at a dinner like that. I'm not going to say too much, but it was really just boys being boys or just barbershop talk. It wasn't necessarily about football. It was more so just chopping it up and he had a bunch of coaches there. It was a good time.

It was fun. But like Coram here on the Rich Eyes, have you met with the Cowboys at all? At the Combine, not since. Did you meet Jerry? Did you meet Jerry himself? No, I did. I went out to dinner with my agent at the Combine and I saw Jerry Jones in the restaurant we were at at the table.

I did see Jerry. You know they need a running back in the worst way, Billy. They need one just like you. Hey, if they like my game, come get me.

Whatever team respects my game and sees the good in me and what I can bring to the team on and off the field, my name's in the draft for a reason. Come get me. Blake Coram here on the Rich Eyes and Show. You're up for that, right TJ? He's a Dallas Cowboy fan in the house right here. Listen, come on. Come on home, baby. Home?

I mean it could be home. Okay, I see what you're saying. Yeah, that's basically it.

And everyone, as you know, would be lucky to have Blake Coram on the show. So all right, that's pretty cool. So back here in Ann Arbor, I believe if I'm not mistaken, you're in the office of the great Dave Avloff, the sports information director. Walk me through what's behind your right shoulder with those lines through certain logos that it's right there on that grease board ledge. What's that, Blake? You want to walk me through what that is? What is that? Well, I would love to walk you through what that is. Yes, sir.

Please. As you can see in 21, we beat, you know, Ohio State. We just crossed that all. Yeah, that's right.

And then what happened the next year? 22, we beat them again. Yeah, yeah. Okay, yeah. And then 23, I think we beat them again and then went and won a Natty. You know, the Wolverines, we've been killing it, you know, with all due respect, you know. We've been killing the game, you know, and we just got to keep it up. Okay, very good. Yes, that's what I thought that was behind your right shoulder. So I appreciate you, you know, confirming.

Shout out to Dave for having that in here. Okay, yeah. And then, and that's the question is, you know, you know, you know, everyone in Columbus, and by the way, I appreciate you being able to say Ohio State, not that school down south or whatever, you know, because they, they can't say, they won't say, they'll say, they'll X out the M, you know, they won't set school up north, TTUN, all that business. I'm glad you're able to just say it like an adult, you know, sleep at night, you know, if they got to say that they can't say, you know, Michigan or the University of Michigan. Yes. You know, the team of North makes them sleep better than I keep saying it. Exactly. And, but you do know that they all feel now that you and the 17 other of your teammates that wound up at the Combine, now that you're gone, that there's, this is a foregone conclusion, certainly since a ton of them came back and they got some Alabama kids that, let's just put it mildly, you beat at the Rose Bowl, that they've got those kids now on, that there's no chance that Michigan's going to add a fourth one of those next year.

How do you respond to that? Them boys at practice right now, you know, practicing for a reason, you know, today was the first day of full pass. So after we get off this interview, I'm gonna go check them out. And, you know, I know, you know, they didn't fall off. I know their heads didn't get big. I know they're back to work like, like hungry, hungry wolves. So, you know, I know they did, you know, they went to the transfer portal pretty heavy, and, you know, got some guys and then some of the guys, some good players, you know, came back, you know, I got some, but, you know, we have some dogs over on this end too that are still hungry and, you know, chopping at the bit. So, hey, we're not going nowhere, man.

Okay. And this photograph, Blake, that I think has become iconic personally, what happened? What's this one? That was the second play of the game, Penn State got hit, you know, solid hit, just split it open. I don't know, my helmet came down a little bit and the skin just pulled and I just had felt, saw the blood on my visor and I'm like, dang, something happened, you know, but we can't stop now, you know, we have a full game to play. And then in the second half we came out and ran it 32 times straight.

That's when I knew, man, this team's special. Right, and that was Sharone Moore's first win as Michigan head coach during that period where Jim wasn't there for the second time. So, in the final couple minutes I have with you here is, what can you say about Sharone Moore's readiness to be the full head coach of this program? Because, again, that's the other part that you hear from Columbus and Ohio State that another reason why Michigan's ready ripe to get got is because Jim's gone and Sharone Moore's there forgetting completely that Sharone Moore's 1-0 against Ohio State himself.

So, what do you say about those? And there are some Michigan fans that are even concerned about Sharone Moore's readiness. What do you say about that, Blake? I have no worries, you know, because he has been under, you know, the great, you know, Coach Harbaugh, you know, learning from him. And, you know, Coach Moore, he's gonna add his own little twist to it, right?

But, I mean, you gotta think he has more top 10 wins than, you know, a lot of coaches that are, you know, been coaching for 10 years, right? And so, the level of readiness that I've seen Coach Moore, you know, he's a player's coach, you know, he loves to smash, you know, the players love him, right? They love his energy.

He's vibrant. The players are going to want to run through the wall for him just like we wanted to run through the wall for Coach Harbaugh. And so, you know, he's already had the taste of what it was like being a head coach because we had to deal with some adversity with Coach Harbaugh being suspended and whatnot. And so, you know, he's ready. You know, he's ready. He's had, you know, some preseason games. So, you know, I'm excited to see, you know, what Coach Moore will do with the full season, you know. I know, like I said, they're out there practicing right now. So, I know, you know, he's getting them ready because it starts now, you know. It's not time to wait for summer or camp, you know.

It starts now. This is when, you know, national championships are won. So, you know, I'm excited to see Coach Moore just, you know, do his thing.

And then, lastly for you, Blake, what will a team get if they draft Blake Coram? Absolute dog, man. Someone that's just going to come in, you know, work his tail off, you know, not say much.

Just go to work, you know. Someone with a winning mindset. Someone that only cares about winning. Someone that cares about his teammates. Someone that's going to have his brothers back. And someone that's going to ultimately, you know, bring the community closer to, you know. I love, I'm big in the community. And so, just a good, you know, human being on and off the field, you know. And someone just loves the game of football, man. I love it. Been playing it since sixth, you know.

So, they're going to get a great player. And that's why Jim Harbaugh is bringing you in for your first Top 30 visit right there. He knows that already and he wants to introduce you around the community. And listen, if you don't mind, Blake, just a moment for myself here. When you see Jim, I've already texted him.

I don't know if he's got the same number just yet, but I already texted him. Did you see his garage sale that he had, Blake? Okay. What was it? $20.

One bag, $20. You can get whatever you want. It seems like, is that what it was? I had no idea. What's the scoop on the garage sale?

What happened? I thought someone told me. I don't know who told me, but they said for $20 or something like that, you could get a bag and you could fill it up, whatever you want, you know. That's what I heard from the great guy. Oh my gosh.

So, I don't know if we're already too late, if that's happening, but because... There was probably some great stuff in there, man. I'm sure.

Because, you know, if you don't mind, we'll put it up one more time here. In the very back, you see behind the sewing machine, there appears to be a lava lamp. I would buy that and put it in the studio. So, if you don't mind, when you see Jim, hey, if the lava lamp's still for sale, I'd like it. Then Rich wants it. Yes.

And for sale, though. I'm not asking for it for free. You're asking for a handout, you'll pay. That's correct. That's correct. The least I can do is to pay the man for his lava lamp because he's paid it forward to me and you have as well. Would you mind telling him that if the lava lamp's there and I still want it? When I run into him the next time I see him, I might ask him if he still has that lava lamp that he had at his garage sale and if you still have it, can you ship it to, oh, you know, good Rich Eisen?

He can put it in his studio. That's right. And go blue, sir. Blake, thank you for... Oh, do you know what? Oh, shoot. One more time.

I'll give you, if you don't mind, one more question for you. Pound the table for J.J. McCarthy and what you think he can do at the next level. Blake. I don't know if you saw it, but he was out here just slinging it today.

He was letting it go. But man, J.J. is such a good quarterback and his ceiling is so high. Whatever team gets him, they're getting a field general, someone that loves the game, a team player, and someone that is a great quarterback. He can stay in the pocket. He can roll out the pocket. He can run. So he's a threat. He's really a threat. And like I said, his ceiling is so high and you can just see the growth from his first year to his junior year. And you can already see the growth from when he was training.

I think he was in Cali. You know how much better he's got. So he's going to be a high pick.

He's going to make a lot of money and he's going to make a team very proud. Well, I mean, you hear the narrative, I'm sure, that he didn't have to do it because folks like you and Donovan Edwards and the rest of the run game were doing it. And so, therefore, we haven't seen it if he can do it because he wasn't asked to do it. You've heard that narrative, I'm sure. I've heard that, but you know, I just blocked that out. You know what I'm saying? I blocked that out because that's not true.

You're blocking it out. All right. Thanks, Blake. You're the best, man.

Thanks again. Go blue. Go blue right back at you.

That's Blake Corman. I'll see you out here when you're visiting the Chargers, hopefully. How about that?

Jim Harbaugh is going to give him his first top 30 visit and hopefully Blake will bring a lava lamp with him. For us. So, okay. There you have it. That's the latest from Michigan's Pro Day. Let's take a break and bring Ty Sheridan out of our green room. Asphalt City. Let's talk about that.

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Now one big half me family back with our Roku channel audience. We just saw a clip of Asphalt City available in theaters next Friday, March 29th. It is a terrific film that premiered at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival and the production company Dogwood Pictures, the debut film of that new production company that is launched by the actor and producer of this film, Ty Sheridan, who's here in the program. By the way, congrats on the first maiden voyage for a production company too. Thank you.

I appreciate that. That's pretty cool. Sean Penn too. Yeah. Yeah. I actually did my very first film with Sean.

So it was a movie called The Tree of Life and uh, I was 11 years old at the time. Yeah. I remember that.

Yeah. We, we, my, my best memory of Sean is we were shooting down in the Gulf coast in Texas and he was staying at the beach house right next to us. And my parents were out on the front porch having a cold beer and they saw Sean pull up and he was walking across the yard and they said, hey, run over there and ask Sean if he wants a cold beer. And so I ran across the yard and I said, hey Sean, you want to come have a cold beer with my mom and dad? And he's like, sure, I'll take a cold beer from the 11 year old bartender. And so he came over and had a beer with us.

And so yeah, we had a, you know, had a very friendly kind of first experience together and then it was, it was cool. You know, Sean does a lot of work through his organization core and um, got very involved during the Malibu fires with the fire department there. And so I think, you know, he has a very personal connection with, with first responders. And I think through the process of making this, this film, um, I mean, they're, they're such an essential part of our society. So really this is what this film is about.

It's about a very close look at two medics, one, you know, a rookie who's, who's, who's new, the new kid on the block, so to speak. And then, and then Sean, who's, you know, a 30 year veteran who's, uh, had lots and lots of experience. So did you reach out to Sean and say, do you want to play this role? Cause again, this is your production company, your producer here.

Were you the one who picked up the phone and gave him a call? So I had, okay, so this film has been around for a long time. I've been trying to make it since 2017, 18, something like that. So we reached out to Sean. I remember sending Sean an email in like 2018 and he said, you know, timing's not right.

Exactly. And then years, years went by and we went, we went back to, to Sean and after all his work, you know, during, during the pandemic and with the fires, I think he had a, he had a, he had a lot of excitement around it. And so, yeah, Sean was the person we always wanted to make this film with.

So we went, went full circle and, and got him on board. Well, and again, you Ty, so many people know you for Ready Player One and obviously the Cyclops in a couple of X-Men movies. And so obviously you and Sean Penn jump off a page when you see a cast member. Also for the purposes of this show as well, when you look down a cast member, I see the name Mike Tyson on it.

Never heard of him. Mike Tyson is in this film. Mike Tyson is definitely in the movie.

Okay. You have the floor on what, on Mike. Well, cause I mean, I saw him in The Hangover, you know, I mean, I know, I know his filmography. Has he ever been on your show by the way? Oh, he has. He's been in that chair a long time ago. Oh, he's been here. Wow. And as a matter of fact, when you walk out of here and you see the photos on the wall, you'll see a photograph of him acting as if he's about to bite my ear.

That's on the wall in the hallway. So how did Mike Tyson get involved in this? Yeah. I mean, I can't remember exactly when Mike got involved, but yeah, we reached out to him, you know, through the process as we were putting the film together and yeah, he was, he was so much fun to work with. Mike is apparently is obsessed with Sour Patch Kids and was eating, he just, I watched Mike Tyson, Iron Mike crush like 20 packs of Sour Patch Kids back to back. We were actually shooting a scene and it was a really long night. It's a long scene and you know, we're getting the last shot of this, of the scene. And I look over while we're shooting and I see, there's like 30 packs of Sour Patch Kids on the table in front of Mike and the camera can definitely see the Sour Patch Kids.

So I just, I'm like, should I, we can't use this. So I said, guys, can you see Mike's Sour Patch Kids? And they're like, yeah. Mike's like, oh, sorry.

Put it under his binders. Like, okay, we're ready. You know, so yeah, but he was a, it was a lot of fun. It's total sweetheart. And it was actually, it's actually, you know, from Brownsville, which is pretty much where we shot this movie. So, you know, walking around the Woodhall hospital in Brooklyn with Mike was pretty interesting. I had to be all hopped up on Sour Patch Kids. So are you saying that, uh, Mike hit craft services like he's has most of his opponents in a ring is what you're saying. That's a fair statement. And you as the producer, you needed, you needed to make sure we need more Sour Patch Kids than that. Come on. Who's in charge of the Sour Patch Kids for Mike Tyson.

We need more. That's funny. I had no idea about that, about Mike. Now, Jake Paul might have to find out about that too.

That's nuts. By the way, did he look like somebody who can go in the ring? He's 58 now, right?

Oh, almost. Yeah. He's going against Jake Paul. He's going to actually get in the ring. I've seen his training.

He's looks good. Yeah. Yeah. Okay.

I guess we shouldn't put it past him. There he is. You check him out. Um, and what, what, what is his role in this film? So he plays the captain of the station. Yeah. Um, and there's a scene. So he's giving Sean Penn orders. Yes. Yes.

And, and one scene, I don't want to spoil it too much, but in one scene, there's a confrontation between Mike and Sean. It's pretty, it's pretty great. You must be sitting back here.

What am I putting together right here? That's pretty cool. It was pretty awesome. Yeah.

All right. I got to check out asphalt city, uh, coming up in theaters near you Friday, March 29th. Uh, we're, does it blow your mind sometimes that it does feel like we're living ready player one in real life right now? Like that movie was ahead of its time in a way. I think we have been for a while, you know, like even through social media, everyone has a digital profile that they spend a lot of time focusing on and, and curating for themselves.

So in a way where I guess we are living kind of in a virtual reality already, how did you get involved in that project? That was, yeah. So I, yeah, we shot that movie in 2016 and I remember auditioning for it and my agent called me after I auditioned and he said, they're going to go with somebody else.

You didn't get this one. I was like, wow, it's all good. You know, I can't wait to see the movie still really excited about it. And then a few weeks went by, I got another call and he said, Hey, I think you should audition again. They want you to audition and try something a little different.

Uh, and I did for the same role for the same role. And then Steven apparently responded to it. And then I went to, uh, did like a chemistry read with Steven and I walk, I remember walking into the room and usually when you go into do a chemistry read for a film of that size, there's the producers are there and there's a couple of people shooting it. So you've got, you know, guys operating the camera, et cetera.

There's kind of a crew. There were two people in the room other than Olivia cook, who I was reading with. And it was Steven and, and, and our casting director. And I said, I was thinking who's operating the camera. And then Steven said, okay, well, let's go, let's do this. And he picks up the camera and he's, I realized he's shooting it himself. And for those who might not know the Steven's last name is Spielberg. And he's the one who was like, I'll shoot it. Yeah.

So he's, so he's two feet away with the camera. You know, it's the first time meeting Steven Spielberg. How old are you at this time?

I was 19 at the time. And yeah. And I'm like, wow. So Steven's operating. He's like, okay, all right, action. You know, he's got just got his little handheld camera.

Yeah. It was such a cool experience. And then he kind of in that, I remember he told me I said, Hey, I don't know if I'll get this role, but I just want to say, thank you so much for all of your movies. I'd be a different kid without your movies. And I told him, you know, ET is one of my favorite films of all time. And he said, uh, you know, funny story about ET. And he just rent, you know, went into this whole story about how they shot it chronologically and the kids never, you know, knew that ET was, wasn't real.

They had the operator behind a curtain the entire time. And I just thought that was so, so nice and genuine of him just to tell me this, this story, um, about this movie that I was obsessed with as a kid. And then, so when did you find out you got the role, but that you, that you, that you want it essentially.

I, it was a few weeks after that. Okay. Something like that.

So wait a minute. So you're saying that the, the, the kids in the movie thought ET was real while they were shooting it. Is that what you're saying? That's the crux of the story. Is ET real? There was a lot of ambiguity around it, right? They could see wires coming out, but there was still this kind of magical element that they never saw the operator, right?

So in their minds, you know, they could imagine that he was real. And he said that was a big part of, you know, the chemistry between ET and, and the kids. And so the last scene, whenever the kids say goodbye to ET, that was the last scene they shot with ET, with ET in the film.

Oh my God. I'm crying all over again. And Mike, I'm sorry to spoil it for you.

ET is not real. I'm sorry, Mike. Did we just break that news to you? He's a 58 year old man.

As of two days ago, myself, like at that time, he was real and I still believe it. All right. Well, you're going to cry in your bowl of Reese's pieces later on. I will.

Can I find them? You can do that. Okay. So I shared it in here on the Rich Eisen show and how many people just hit you on the street about being Cyclops or, or hardly never. Because why?

Cause you're, you're, why is that? Do you think? I don't know. Yeah.

Not that they should recognize me or something like that. Maybe it's the visor. Is that, is that it?

That was, some football players don't get recognized because they were always wearing helmets. Yeah. Yeah.

It makes sense. So you and Emmett Smith have that in common. What's funny is, is I had, you know, I did Ready Player One where I'm wearing this visor on my face because I'm in a, you know, in a virtual reality. And then I did two X-Men movies where I'm wearing a visor on my face, which is actually crazy. You know, acting is, I mean, the most challenging part of that role is acting without your eyes, right?

Because I have these red lenses. You can't see my, my eyes. And that's a huge part of, you know, what you're able to do as an actor. They're a window into one soul.

Exactly. And it was, it was an exciting challenge for me, but I couldn't, I couldn't see, there were, there's like eight people in every scene in that movie. And we all have, you know, marks on the floor. One's pink, one's green, one's blue. You know, yours is blue, right? But when you put on a red visor, they're all white. And so, so many times I would run and come into this scene and say, okay, guys, stop, stop, stop.

Ties on, ties on someone else's mark again. Is that what you couldn't see? And it's like, it's basically like, you know, you're, you have peripheral vision, but you're basically looking through a box like this. You can't, you can't look down. Yeah. You can't see your feet, right? So you're constantly tripping over stuff on the set. So when they're over budget, it's because you couldn't see. Is that what you're saying?

I don't know. That's pretty wild, man. Well, congrats on everything going on in your career. Yeah, absolutely. And Asphalt City is again, and you got awarded with a breakthrough award at the festival by Variety, right? Is that what happened? That's right. Yeah, that's right.

Congratulations on that. What does that, what does that award look like? Where, what is it like a, where is it on? Is it on, is it on a mantle somewhere? I think it's a plaque. Okay. It's a plaque.

I probably gave it to my mother. I can't, I can't. There you go. Yeah. Yeah. Good for you. I don't know.

What do I need that for? I mean, you know, you know, she's, she's, yeah. You know, you're a breakthrough anyway, mom and mom's probably been telling you that since you've been born. So she deserves the award. Yeah.

She's a, yeah, definitely number one fan for sure. That's pretty cool. Yeah.

Yeah. No, it was, it was, yeah, it's always, it's always a crazy experience at, at Cannes. Um, you know, it's, it's highly, highly, uh, people are highly critical.

It's a highly critical audience. So, well, the French, come on, never heard that story before going back to the Cannes film festival was like the, the, one of my, one of the first, the very first time I was at the Cannes film festival, I was 16 years old. It was the second film I worked on premiered there and in competition, we got a 20 minute standing ovation.

It was for a movie called mud. And it was really the moment that I realized the power of cinema. And it's the moment that I realized is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. And so it was cool to go back there with this film that, you know, it's such a passion project and a labor of love for a lot of us and, and a really important, you know, story about paramedics and, and how important they are in our society. So to, to take it there and, and to go full circle to that place was, uh, was really special. Yeah.

And having the film, a guy that you as an 11 year old once offered a beer. That's right. That's right. That's pretty cool, dude. That's pretty cool.

Have you ever seen him in fast times at mid Ridge? Oh yeah. Oh yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.

Cause that's all I would talk. That's, I mean, as a kid, you know, that's, Oh, please. You knew him as Spicoli.

Of course. And which is kind of amazing that, and I think of it almost all the time when I, I see him in these roles, you know, that's just amazing how he's that. Cause I always thought that he's Spicoli and now I don't like, obviously he's a serious actor. Oh, but I would ask him all the time about fast times. Do you ever do that? Ever ask him about that? No. He's not even when he's had a beer or two with your parents.

What's that? And not even after he's had a beer or two. That's when you got to start seeing fast times at that point when I was 11 years old. Yeah. He's Sean. Sean is an interesting guy. And he especially took an interest in preparation for, for this film.

I mean, we both did. I was going to New York off and on for years leading up to making this. And then we were both in New York, two months ahead of, of the shoot and doing ride alongs, 12 hour shifts, Friday and Saturday nights, sometimes Tuesday and Wednesdays.

So three or four times a week with, with, with real medics going out onto, onto calls and then spending three or four hours in a classroom every day with the medics at Wyckoff Hospital in Brooklyn. They were, they were our advisors and our supporters on the, on the movie. So they're all angels. They really are. They really are. And the movies, it's funny, it's funny you mentioned that because the movie definitely is, there's a, there's kind of a call to arcane, the Archangel Michael in the film. And but they really are the, the, the angels of our society, you know, that are shepherding, you know, they're the people that you call in the worst moments of your life.

They're the people that you call on the edge of death and. Or a loved one is doing that and you're, and you're witnessing it. It's, it's quite something. And they move from one call to the next. You know, it's not like it's just one experience in a blue moon.

It's all day, every day. Well then I'm thrilled that you're paying homage to them here. And also again in the film, Asphalt City, which is available in theaters next Friday, March 29th, starring Sean Penn and our guest Ty Sheridan. And oh yes, we can't forget Iron Mike Tyson.

Iron Mike, that's right. Don't forget it. Thanks for coming here, sir. Thanks for having me. Come back anytime. You want to come back anytime. I've got Ty Sheridan here on the Rich Eisen Show.

There's some crazy action in March Madness. We'll hit when we come back right here on the Rich Eisen Show. Welcome to Talkville, the ultimate smallville rewatch podcast. Title Transference aired October 27th, 2004.

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Be sure to follow so you never miss the next episode and thanks for listening wherever you listen. Then I went to Frederick, Maryland. Okay. Frederick Keys. Frederick Keys. They made these bobbleheads of which this is one of... Oh my God, a Shooter McGavin bobblehead? Shooter McGavin bobblehead. Yes. Guys, awesome. Here it is. There it is. We'll have to place this in a very special spot here. It's pretty funny. He's got the guns out, double barrels, leaning on his putter. It's pretty funny. This is amazing. Did you realize when you were doing that Happy Gilmore, that that would be something that would stick with you for the rest of your career?

No idea. I don't think anybody knows when they make a movie, if it's going to have legs like this. When it first came out, it was a moderate hit, but now people love it and quote it. But it's neat that you own this Shooter McGavin thing. Some other actors, I think, might not do that. Well, yeah. I enjoyed the movie. I enjoyed working with Adam and Dennis Dugan, these wonderful writers. Judd Apatow was a co-writer and these guys are comedy gold.

So to be with them and to have this movie last as long as it has, it's opened a lot of doors up for me personally and professionally. So it's just been a gas. And did you come up with the shooting? Yeah, I had no idea why they called him Shooter.

Nobody told me anything. So I just started making putts and going, shoot up. So that was your call?

That was my call. And the very funny thing about this movie, I told this story, but forgive me if I've told you before, but the end of the movie, you know how I hate in a golf movie where they cut to the hole and the ball rolls in. I want to say, could you please let me make it? It's about a 32 footer and it's not on a golf green.

It's on a botanical garden. So like he told you, he gave me seven tries and that's try five. And I left it out twice. But people were betting the crew was going, damn it, can I do this? And so you see your friend is. And when I put that baby in there and I did, chunk on that baby. And I just did that whole Shooter shimmy thing at the end. That's the one they left in the movie.

It's so freaking wrong. Fantastic. And then there's news coming out from Christopher McDonald to talk about back on the Rich Eisen Show radio network. I'm 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 clickrainger.com or just stop by. Florida Atlantic, last year's Cinderella and Final Four team opening up. It's a follow-up campaign fell down to Northwestern by 10 points, then stormed back to take a two-point lead with seconds to go. Northwestern ties it, goes into overtime and they're about to win it by 10. So the Northwestern Wildcats are going to move on. San Diego State's up at halftime on UAB and Western Kentucky is sticking with Marquette, just leading by one. After as we're heading to the final TV timeout of the first half, New Mexico and Clemson going to tip off after that.

So that's your March Madness update right there. How about the news I guess we just showed on our Roku channel only segment, a video that has gone viral because we put the story that Christopher McDonald told when he was here a few years ago about him being Shooter McGavin in Happy Gilmore and how he's the one that came up with the Shoota because he had no idea why his nickname was Shooter McGavin as a character. And the choke on that baby was a legitimate line of him talking to the rest of the crew that was betting that he could not make the putt that he eventually did make because they shot it in a local botanical garden here in Los Angeles. It wasn't a real golf course. So it was a kind of a rough track that they didn't think he would make the putt.

He wanted to make it in one shot to make it look legitimate rather than just having the ball roll into a cup on a tight shot. And he did make the putt and he goes choke on that baby because he was talking to the members of the crew that were betting against him. It's a great story. And at any rate, we just heard today, he said on a radio show, not ours, but that Adam Sandler showed him a draft of Happy Gilmore 2 that it might be in the works. He said he saw Adam a couple of weeks ago and he says to me, you're going to love this. And I was like, what? And he shows him the first draft of Happy Gilmore 2. Oh man, just after. He's like, I don't know if I should be saying this. I know. Happier Gilmore. Why not? Obviously we lost Carl Weathers.

Yeah, just after the news of Carl Weathers passing. I'd be in on that. Don't you think? Happier Gilmore is not a bad name. That's it right there.

Or Unhappy Gilmore. Well, Happy's on the senior tour or something and runs... I don't know. Maybe. I don't know. I don't know. Who cares? What do you think? It's got to be a legitimate plot.

I mean, you could come up with anything. I don't know. Please. Like a live tour? Does Happy join the live?

Happy join the live. There you go. Is that what it is? Did you also see, this delighted me, there's a Beetlejuice 2. Oh yeah. That's coming out in September. Jenna Ortega's in it.

I'd imagine is Winona Ryder's daughter because she's in it. And Michael Keaton reprises the role of Beetlejuice. Wow. Yeah. It's called Beetlejuice Beetlejuice, which as you know, is one shy of... Don't say it.

Don't say it. Monica Bellucci is in the cast as well. Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. Willem Dafoe is in the cast. Of course he is. And, oh my God, is that right? Catherine O'Hara is back in it. Nice.

Six foot, seven foot. Oh my word. I'm in on that one too. Oh, man.

That's Amanda Tour. That is some funny stuff right there. I love Beetlejuice. So I'm in on all that. What else from our youth would we want to see? How about a Fast Times at Ridgemont High reunion? They're all grandparents at this point. I mean, it would actually be... That would actually be... Like a 50th reunion or 40, whatever?

The mall's still there. The reunion. Come up with... Faster times. No, no, no, no.

You're on fire today. It's not faster times, it's slower times. Are you kidding me?

They're all grandparents at the slow times. Anything to put Phoebe Cates back on the silver screen. I mean, in a pool?

I'm good. Oh my God. Mike, there's certain things... Just let my subtleties sometimes rule the day. You guys keep taking the nail and hammering it on the head. Sometimes people don't get your subtleties.

That's not true. Why would I bring up... Honestly, when anybody brings up Phoebe Cates from that film, what do you think they're bringing up? What other scene are they bringing up?

Her working at the pizza parlor. Okay, got it. Understood. My bad, my bad. Sorry, guys.

It could be that. I've never seen it. Oh, wait a second.

Of course he has. He's just kidding. I'm not kidding. You've never seen Fast Times at Ridgemont High? No. You've never seen Fast Times at Ridgemont High?

No. That just totally missed me. He's not telling the truth. I swear to you. That is a remarkable missing piece.

I swear to you. I just missed it. Is it too old for you now? What do you mean you just missed it? I mean, when I was a kid, I just missed it.

There's some things you just don't ever see. We missed The Godfather 2 and we caught up with that later. We missed The Godfather 2 and Godfather also. Brogdon said he told me you have not seen The Godfather Part 3. Well, I mean, that's fine.

That's understandable. But you've never seen Fast Times at Ridgemont High? I mean, I was a year old when it came out.

That has nothing to do with it. What do you think? I saw it in a theater? Of course I didn't see it in the theater. But you were 13 or 14 years old when that movie came out. So you're going to get a VHS copy of that when you're 16 at your friend's house.

I'm going to be aware of it. So you're saying you don't watch movies that came out before you were born? Can you guys just listen to the words that I'm saying? Yeah, but your argument is it came out... I'm saying that I missed it. This is a guy who doesn't watch anything in black and white because it's too old to be good. That's understandable. I'm saying when Rich is a teenager in high school, someone has a VHS copy of that at a sleepover.

And so I just totally missed it. Excuse me, a Blu-ray disc. VHS. Yeah. When your 15 Blu-rays were out? No, it wasn't a Blu-ray disc.

Please, beta, beta. No, OK, I get it. I'm just saying I missed it. I don't know why I didn't think that. Never saw Days of Confused. I never saw those movies. OK. But Caddyshack, you got all those, right?

That was my father. Have you seen? You know what I mean? OK. You should see it. By the way, you guys laugh at Spicoli. I just kind of nod and laugh.

I think Spicoli would still resonate. Yeah. Like I know the reference, but I never saw the movie. I'm just saying it's just weird because you've never brought that up before.

I think it's still good. Oh, yeah. That's what you should do this weekend, Chris.

No. OK. And finish up, finish up the Manchurian candidate that you only watched half of. Chris, I'm OK with you not finishing that one, though. You don't encourage him. I'm just saying, like, if there's anything he should watch, Manchurian candidate or Fast Times, I would say watch Fast Times over Manchurians. I am surrounded by morons. Great way to finish the week.

Great way to finish the week. You stupid man. Manchurian candidate only came out 20 years before Fast Times.

OK, whatever. It's a classic. It is a brilliant movie.

It is a brilliant movie way ahead of its time, and it is worthy of you seeing it. Trust me. By the way, my bracket is going to be busted if Marquette doesn't come back here.

Marquette's down at the half by seven. Oh, my gosh. To Western Kentucky. OK, OK, sir. Good enough.

Up three two over the Yankees in the bottom of the six. I want to thank today's guest, Andy McCullough. I want to thank also our friend Blake Korm for for chiming in.

Balake Korm. You know, Jack Gulkey from Oakland chiming in. And of course, Ty Sheridan. Larry David, check it out this weekend on our YouTube page or the Rich Eisen Show collection page. It was 40 minutes of laugh out loud hilarity and hey. I'm supposed to know who's on drink.

Dwayne Johnson. The Larry Bowl is the U.F.L. 's Pro Bowl game with no goalposts. You're welcome. Hey, everybody, this is Dan Bespress, host of Fantasy NBA. Today, a daily fantasy basketball podcast. We cover every box score from every game every day, plus bonus shows on by low opportunities, players to stash, schedule analysis and really anything you could need to smash your league into deliciously tiny pieces. Catch the Fantasy NBA Today podcast, part of the Believe Network on YouTube or wherever you listen.
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