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Jim Nantz: Chiefs probably not happy with their schedule

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Jim Nantz: Chiefs probably not happy with their schedule

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May 16, 2024 2:14 pm

Rich breaks down the top storylines for the NFL’s Week 1 schedule.

CBS Sports’ Jim Nantz and Rich discuss the Kansas City Chiefs’ tough 2024 schedule, why he expects Jim Harbaugh to win with the Chargers sooner rather than later, his expectations for CJ Stroud and the Houston Texans next season, why Tom Brady will be a success in the NFL on FOX broadcast booth, and more.  

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There is one open if anybody wants to jump in here. That week one is the, the one that I look at the first part of a schedule outside of, you know, who's on Thanksgiving and things of that nature. We already knew the first two games being Kansas City hosting the Ravens and then the Brazil game, the Packers and the Eagles. And then the rest of the schedule, we knew as well Jets and Niners were going to be the first Monday Niner. We learned last night that the league decided to put the Rams right back in the spot where their season ended in Detroit. And that was a Sunday night wildcard weekend game. That was the best wildcard game, best wildcard game of last, last year, hands down lions and the, the Rams, they went right down to it and the atmosphere was lit.

It was totally nuts. And I think we'll see that again. And now Jared Goff has been pizade. He spoke today.

We'll get to that later on. And I think Stafford wants to have a little bit more, you know, cronky dollars in his contract before that all works out. We already knew Cowboys were going to be at the Browns in a late window on Fox leading up until that game. Jayden Daniels' first career game will be at Tampa while we're watching the Bronx, the Browns host the Cowboys on Fox.

And that is going to be interesting to see. Jayden Daniels take on Baker Mayfield and the Buccaneers will be at home after they made the divisional playoff round. The first Jim Harbaugh game on CBS. It will be the Raiders in town. And I just think that is a dynamite first Jim Harbaugh game because Antonio Pierce has a very similar mentality to Jim Harbaugh's mentality, which is we are just going to just win this line of scrimmage. We are going to dominate you.

We are going to be physical. And also it'll be a test to see how Harbaugh has grabbed the lapels of this town here. Because since the Chargers moved up from San Diego, just telling no lies here, the Charger home games have been road games for a lot of teams. For them. Yeah.

Okay. So the road teams have been the home team and the home team has been the road team for a lot of games for the Chargers new home in SoFi. And that has been the case for many times, but for no team more than the Raiders. And when the Rams moved back here and the Chargers moved up here, the conversation for a lot of people in this town was why not the Raiders over either of these two teams?

Because the Rams moved to Anaheim before they moved to St. Louis. And the Chargers have never really had much of a presence up here. That's the conversation you hear from Raiders fans here in Los Angeles.

And so Harbaugh you see on billboards all over the place here. And the Chargers have a sense of, in this town, of being renewed and rebooted. Like if they had only come into town with this guy being their head coach right off the bat. And that's the conversation a lot of folks in this town have been saying is that the Chargers should have done that right off the bat when they moved into Los Angeles.

Do you know if they reached out? To Harbaugh? I'm sure they did, but at the time when the Chargers moved up here, Jim had yet to go on the the scorching run he went on over the last three years. So let's see how that affects who's in the stands and how many people are wearing silver and black. And I bet you Harbaugh is going to address those issues from the podium in the weeks leading up to that game. I think that is just a dynamite week one game that is, you know, sneaky good. You take a look at the rest of that game, you know, you take a look at the rest of that schedule, late window. It's the, I get what, the don't let the door hit you on the way out rust bowl with Denver at Seattle.

Then the early games, then the early games. You got the Steelers and the Falcons. Now Kirk Cousins' first game, we're assuming, will be healthy enough to start week one.

What a dynamite game that is. Russell Wilson will be in Atlanta for Pittsburgh, unless Justin Fields beats him out. Either way, Russell be there. And that's Justin. Well, I mean, if, if, if, if Justin beats him out, then you'll be starting in, in his hometown. And that'll be just a fascinating week one match up with the Steelers feeling renewed coming off of a playoff season that few people will give them credit for.

T.J. Watt, we're assuming, will just be as dominant as ever. And why not love the match up? The addition of Patrick Queen there too? Exactly. Can't wait to see that.

Good mention. You've got the two teams that supposedly knocked on the Patriot's door for Drake May facing one another. Sam Darnold versus Drew Locke. J.J. McCarthy versus a suddenly healthy Daniel Jones. What are we going to see in that week one game? The Vikings and the Giants, starting guys that are not named Drake May, who will probably be on the bench in Cincinnati watching the Patriots take on the Bengals in week one. Looking forward to the debut of Maserati Marv there.

Maserati Marv in Buffalo. Yeah. Against a revamped secondary for the Buffalo Bills. So Kyler Murray and, hey, if you're Arizona playing in a dome in the NFC West and you know you got to go to Buffalo and you see it's the Sunday after Labor Day, you're like sold. Thank you.

Sold. Glad it wasn't November. Yeah, it wasn't November or December, right?

You know what I mean? Love the matchup as well. Texans right back in Indianapolis where their season ended. That was the de facto playoff game of week 18 last year. Winner and loser goes home.

Hopefully, I think Richardson will be healthy and we'll get that straw. That's right. That's right. Jaguars and Dolphins. Jaguars.

I don't know them. That's right. From the Titans video. Jaguars and Dolphins. Trevor Lawrence versus Tua in that one and then the first game for Caleb Williams will be against Will Leviss and the suddenly Derrick Henry-less Tennessee Titans. Brian Callahan, the new head coach, putting his new look Titans out there on the field in Chicago and then Carolina will be in New Orleans. So, Bryce Young, who I imagine has played in... Did he play a national championship game in the Superdome? I imagine he must have as Alabama must have played in the Superdome before.

Clearly, he did last year as the quarterback of the Panthers. So, an NFC South tilt for that one and that's your week one slate. I'm looking forward to this Bears offense too, man. This is gonna be fun. And that's your week one slate.

Jacoby Brissett, no doubt will start for the Pats. I like the single Monday night game back on week one. Yeah, I do too.

Those two games... Because Monday night is gonna have two games on the same Monday night, weeks three and four. Yeah. And Joe Buck will talk about that. It's funny, last night I said to Joe on NFL Network, I'm like, do you know which one of those you're gonna be calling? And he's like, the one that says ABC next to it. His response was great.

Did he say what? Always Buck Company? Aitman Buck Company. That's what he said. That's what ABC stands for.

Always be closing. Suze, do we bring up that Joe Buck once surprised me? You once surprised me through Joe back in the day? Yeah, we can do that. We've had a lot of weird things with Joe, with surprises and setups, et cetera.

We could go down that road. Yeah. I was there at one of his charity events on my birthday and Suze surprised me by flying in. I forgot about that.

Suze, so crazy. This is what happens when you're married to somebody for 21 years. It makes it just so much better. We were long distance. We were long distance dating. I hadn't seen her in forever. I flew to St. Louis. She flew in. And Joe knew about the surprise.

That's true love right there. I totally forgot about that until right now. I was just mired in the Jacoby Brissette sadness about what the season's gonna look like. Well, we'll do the Patriots win-loss game later on with a special guest, but that's coming up. Let's take a break because Jim Nantz is zooming in from Valhalla for the... Oh, look at that. I love that photograph of Jim Nantz right there.

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See eBayMotors.com. For the radio audience return, sneak in another social media extravaganza on a schedule release. The Chiefs used like a hydraulic press to smash the competition because they crushed last year. These are awesome. Smashing some Baltimore good stuff and then some chili for the Bengals. This is so good. Our kids would love this just to see stuff just getting squozen and blow it up.

There's a couple like Tik Tok and Instagram pages where they just have hydraulic presses just melting. There's some chargers getting smashed. Peaches for the Falcons. Wow.

A lot of gas right there. Here's some beads for the Saints. Okay. Oh, they're going to crush bye week, I guess.

They'll go on vacation, play a little volleyball. All right. Very good. 49ers. Gold.

Gold coins. No, that looks like Hanukkah Gelt. Right, Suze? That's a waste of chocolate.

It is, right? The Raiders chips and dice. Right.

The Raiders chips and dice. Oh my gosh. All right.

The bucket. Oh wow. All right.

Who comes up with this stuff? They're good. Oh, I don't like it. It's a toy. It's a toy. It's a toy. It looks like a toy. You're not going to like the one that's coming up.

The better blue cheese, the Panthers. What is that? Like candles or something? I don't know. I can keep that one. Hold on a minute. Oh, they just go back to the same thing with the Raiders from before. All right. The Chargers. More Chargers getting blown up. All right.

We're almost through this. Browns. What is that? Chocolate, it looks like.

What is that? Is that dog? Oh, it's dog food. No, it's dog food because it's the dog pound dog. I imagine.

The Texans. Oh, it's a lasso? Lasso, yes. Okay. Oh, I can't go. Oh, there we go. All right.

They finally got it. Steel or is that steel? It's an iron steel. Okay. All right. I'll get out of it before we look at the horse again. Oh, Susie wouldn't like that. 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 clickgrainger.com or just stop by. Last time I think he was on anything to do with this studio was with you and Amy for what the football, right? And he was a magnificent guest as Amy would say.

Well, because he is just magnificent. Completing the tradition unlike any other, despite having the PGA Championship happening as we talk, the great Jim Nance from CBS. Good to see you, Jim. How are you? Hello, friends and family. Yes. Last time I was on this show, I had the pleasure of being able to talk to Susie and Amy and we had a ball.

We didn't miss you at all, Rich, but I am so happy to continue this tradition of the day after, as we go through all the different permutations from scheduled release night. That was some piece of video, by the way. I was just watching. You're with the Chiefs? He's going through this.

Oh, yeah. How many of those games are you calling? You're calling a lot of them, right?

I've got probably five of them at least. Eight Chiefs games are on CBS during the season, so let's go through it. Week two, yes. Week four, yes. Possibly week 10. Week 11, yes. Right now, week 12, believe it or not, that's our primary game on a regional week is KC at Carolina. Yeah, and then probably the game at Denver on week 18. Who knows?

That's a crap shoot, but I just rattled off five that I would say are pretty certain. Yeah, right. Because, again, there's a lot of days of the week that the Chiefs are playing on. They're playing on six days of the week. The last team to do that were the 1927 New York Yankees, which used to exist in this sport.

So, they're really all over the map. They're all over the days of the week, and so it's quite a gauntlet because you know how teams just and coaches do not like anything out of the ordinary, anything that busts out of the routine. And so, you see this schedule for the Chiefs, and there's four short weeks. They're playing on every day but Tuesday. It's kind of unique, Jim, and you know what it takes to three-peat since you called a ton of Brady games back in the day as well, you know?

Well, as you know, we've never seen in the modern era of three-peat. So, in the NFL, I'm sure Andy Reid is not happy with that schedule, particularly as you get late in the season. You mentioned at the Saturday, the 21st to have a game against Houston and then to turn around and play on Christmas Day. For the second straight year, by the way, they go on Christmas Day. Tony and I were there for the Raiders at KC on Christmas Day this past season, but then they'll be at Pittsburgh this year. That's not going to be a whole lot of fun. I would think that this is not something that would be ideal for Kansas City.

Everybody's out to get them. They get everybody's best shots, and you know, it's all about, particularly late in the year, it's about recovery time. How do you get your body healthy after all the pounding of months and months of being able to stay upright all that time? And then you've got, I don't know, we'll see, you know, listen, the stats show that people, the frequency of injury does not go up with a shorter week. That's not what I'm talking about. I'm just talking about, I'm just talking about rest more than anything.

Just the rest to be able to be at peak performance. But listen, but listen, they're the Chiefs. They figured out. They really do, and we'll be gratefully there to see a lot of those games unfold. Yeah, again, you got Bengals at Chiefs in week two, and then you mentioned Chiefs and Chargers. I don't know how many broadcast meetings you did with Jim Harbaugh when he was in San Francisco, but just the fact that he's back in the league and back in this town here in Los Angeles and bringing his style of play to the AFC West, that is just going to be dynamite, Jim. I look forward to that game myself, and I'm wondering about you.

I do too. The Chargers really intrigued me. I don't know what our week one assignments will be. It's a regional week.

Fox has the doubleheader with Dallas and Cleveland. Our crew, I'm sure, if we took a vote right now, and again, I'm at a golf event, so I haven't had a chance to pow wow yet with Romo or Tracy or Jim Rickoff, our producer, Mike Arnold. But I think all of us would be unanimous in wanting to have Harbaugh's debut. It's a 4-0-5 game, hosting the Raiders, because to me, there's going to be week one. What are the biggest stories? I'll give you, to me, the four biggest stories week one in the NFL.

Here you go. You've got the Chiefs opening. What does that look like in the game against Baltimore? The fact that the league is going to be playing in Brazil, that's a very sexy matchup with Green Bay and Philadelphia.

That's two. Three is going to be the Harbaugh debut, and the fourth is going to be the Brady debut in the booth. Those are the four biggest stories, I think, going into week one that everybody can't wait to see. Yeah, I mean, and that's going to be Brady, as you mentioned, between Dallas and Cleveland, in Cleveland. I'm with you with that Raiders and Chargers game, Jim. I was just talking before you logged in from Valhalla there that it's going to be interesting to see the crowd, which has been very Raiders heavy, any time there's been a Raiders game in Los Angeles. And Harbaugh will, I think, put a calling card on the table here that he's going to bring a style of play, and Antonio Pierce got the gig, you could say, clinched on that Christmas day with you and Tony in Kansas City, right? I mean, with that, where they just hit the Chiefs in the mouth, and it was the last time the Chiefs lost last year.

I'm with you. I'd put my marker on that game, too, if I were you, you know? You know, it's funny, you remember, you're so good about remembering some of these details, but the game was a pretty big line in favor of Kansas City, and if you would have been told that the quarterback for the Raiders, Aiden O'Connell, that day did not complete a pass the last three quarters of the football game, and that they would win at Arrowhead, you wouldn't have believed it, but they did, and yes, that game sealed the job for him. I don't have any doubt, but it's a new time in Chargerland. I don't think there's any doubt. We all know he's going to succeed. We all know that he knows how to win. He knows how to construct and be the architect of a winning program. There's no doubt. We've all been kind of waiting for that to happen. He's got that prize gym in Justin Herbert. Love the kid.

Love his game. I think that, in fact, I think our crew might see them not only week one, that's questionable, but we for sure will see them week four with the Kansas City game, and probably week three, which is a regional game, Chargers at the Steelers. Looks like to be the best one o'clock game on our schedule week three, so we might get very familiar with the Chargers early, and I expect most times you get a coaching change, you think, hey, give him a couple of years, go through the process. If you look at Harbaugh and his record, he wins right away. I expect that's going to happen this year too.

Jim Nance here on the Rich Eisen Show. Also, again, you're a Houston guy, and they have something going on, Jim, and I'm not telling any tales out of school, but the Texans seem to have a unicorn at quarterback. I don't think last year was an outlier at all, and I'm wondering what are people in that town saying now that the Texans are coming off of an AFC South championship with C.J.

Stroud, they get Stefan Diggs coming to them now to add to the mix, and maybe you're going to start calling more Houston games than you're used to calling on CBS. Well, it won't be this year. That's the way the schedule worked out. It was not Houston-centric in our national windows, I'm sorry to say.

It's just there's a lot of mouths to feed, so there's going to be situations like that where you don't get everything that you want. No one does. Our main event with Houston for our crew would be Houston at Green Bay week seven. Sunday, October 20th is going to be our primary regional game. You see on the schedule Buffalo on October 6th. That's a doubleheader day on CBS. That will be going to a great part of the country as our lead one o'clock game.

Romo and I will be in LA that day out visiting you at the Rams and Green Bay at the Rams, but the Houston team there is some magic. There's no doubt in that city. It's such a football town. There's certainly a frenzy about this, and yeah, I mean, Nico Collins somehow gets lost in the mix. The guy's really good. Tank Del will be back ready to go. As you know, he got injured in a scary off-the-field incident about a month ago, but CJ Stroud is a star, and although they're not featured prominently on our air, they are given six national windows this year.

Six. So the league sees what's coming, and just like I'm accustomed to a heavy diet of New England, of course you got to start winning championships, but I mean I did over 100 New England games during the Brady Belichick era, and now I feel like I'm living in Kansas City a good part of my year, but I think Houston's going to see, we're going to see Houston a lot, and that would make me very happy in the years to come. One that jumped off the schedule to me for CBS, Jim Nantz, the 10th of November, week 10, you know, like this is old school summer all Brookshire CBS days here, right? I love it. Like Philly at Dallas.

How about that one, Jim? Yeah, that's not one you, in the old days, you'd be accustomed to the old days. The current old days, but as the AFC network, it's unusual to get such a choice game out of what in theory is part of the Fox lineup, but to get Philly at Dallas is definitely one of the gems on our calendar, and the very next week, as you saw, we've got KC and Buffalo again, so we got back-to-back blockbusters right there at 425. I'm thrilled to have Philly Dallas, you know, back in the super old days, you're talking the summer old days. When I was the number two play-by-play guy, I saw that game, I had that game, I had Dallas Philly a few times, so it's always the stakes are high. You know it's going to be meaningful when they meet in November. That's our only Dallas game on the CBS schedule. There's usually a couple, but you're just one, but it's a good one.

That's a really, really appealing game. Before I let you go, Jim, you got two cents on how Brady's going to do. Again, I know it's another network and it's not your table, but you are somebody who sits next to a quarterback who just slipped right into the role of being an analyst and being on a major broadcast like Romo, and you know Brady.

So I'll give you the floor on what you think, as you even pointed out, is a storyline for an NFL first week. Yes, it is because he's Tom Brady, and I know Tom extremely well, as do you. He's a friend. I've talked to him as he's started to enter this journey and how to prepare and kind of behind the scenes look at how this should all work.

I know that you're aware of these talk a lot of people in our industry, just to pick some brains about what the process is like. He's got a curious mind. He's got a work ethic that's second to none. I think he'll do very well. I don't have any doubt about it. He'll do really, really well.

He doesn't know any other way. He'll figure it out, and he'll get that sense of timing. I trust he'll probably do a few practice games in August, and by the time they get going, he'll be ready.

He definitely will be ready. And before I let you go, I would be remiss if I didn't talk about the current leaderboard for the PGA Championship and Xander Shoffley with a nine-under par first round, and there's Rory trying to get to six-under with Tony Finau before he gets off the course. How do you handicap the PGA Championship that you'll be calling on CBS this week? Well, thank you for that.

We're also a great sport here. The round by Xander finished about 20 minutes ago. His round of 62 matches the lowest round in the history of major championship golf, which has only been around for 164 years. No one's ever shot lower than what he shot today. It's the fourth time someone's shot 62, and he's got two of them. He shot 62 in the opening round last year at LA Country Club in the U.S. Open.

So this is a little bit of a repeat. What we had last week, for those who were following it, was McElroy and Shoffley tangled all weekend at the Wells Fargo Championship at Quill Owl Club with Rory prevailing, and they're both off to a great start here today. So a lot of birdies, soft conditions, second major of the year in golf. Scottie Scheffler hasn't even teed off yet.

So we got a long way to go, but man, it looks like it's going to be fun. And this place has a history, Rich, of producing some epic moments. For example, Tiger Woods in 2000 battling Bob May, extra holes. Everything that's happened here at Valhalla has had high drama and memorable finishes.

Their highlight reel here is pretty impressive, and I think they're ready to add another seminal moment. But for the way that that Scheffler's playing, for somebody to just say, I put up a 62 before you even taken the first tee, that's a heck of a number to post and sit in the clubhouse before Scheffler even pegs it up. It's a great point. He's the one guy that can be pretty mentally resilient to that. He won't even look at it.

That could really bother some people to know, my gosh, I've already got a lot of shots to make up, but it's only Thursday. And if he goes and shoots anything under par, he will be just fine. And I expect he will.

The biggest question is what kind of shape is this game in? He and his wife, Meredith, had their first child eight days ago, a little boy named Bennett. So has he been able to somehow balance that in his life, being a dad and all the joy and excitement that comes with that at the time you want to spend those first days and maybe sleep deprived, who knows he hasn't played since he won his last two starts, having won the Masters and the week after he opened that. So I'm very excited about it. It's a great week. They got the schedule release. I get all geeky about the schedule release for whatever reason. I can almost memorize it within a day. As you can tell, I'm rattling off a lot of these games and dates and weeks. I've already pretty much absorbed it and processed it. And now I've got to turn my attention to a little championship and major championships in golf. How cool is that? Awesome. I'm not usually a name dropper, but when Susie and I went to the Hollywood Bowl and saw the quartet of Nate Bergetzi and Jerry Seinfeld and Jeff and Jim Gaffigan and and Sebastian Maniscalco sitting right there in front of me was your buddy, Fred Couples, who looks frozen in time.

frozen in time. You know, he is the he's the greatest friend you could ever have. He's just an all world human being. And we've known each other a long time since he was 17 and I was 18. And I love him to death. He'll be watching every single minute of of this PGA championship.

I just compete on this tour anymore at this level, plays a little bit of champions golf. But I'm extremely proud to have been able to share the journey with him. And he keeps saying, he hasn't done it. He keeps saying, I'm coming out and I hang out with you and Tony for a couple of games this season. So, Freddie, if you're listening and there's a there's a pretty good probability he is, I'll call you the next few weeks and we'll start circling some games on the calendar.

I love it. Well, he should only do it since he's the one who told you to knock on Don Allmeyer's door when you were just strolling, strolling around the Houston open. Right. And he said, you might as well just knock on his door and see if you want to work in the business. And now look at you, Jim, you know, that impressive that you can dial that one, pull that one out of a file on your head somewhere. Oh, yeah. Rich, that's impressive.

But that is true. And I guarantee you that when you tap them on the shoulder and he turned around and saw as you, he got the biggest thrill in the world out of having a chance to visit with you because he is a sports fan and a fan of our industry and people that call it. Well, it was good to see him.

And it's always great to see you. And hopefully you're enjoying the cranberries chocolates that Sue sent your way, Jim. Incredible. Susie, that was above and beyond. Jim, you are above and beyond.

Are you kidding? Is my pleasure. Let's do it again. Let's do it again.

You didn't say that you would be our first guest of the of the fall. So I didn't forget that. I have a return label for you with double the cranberries. There you go.

I'm in. You know, have a great cast, Jim. Be well. I'm actually heading to the booth right now for a little cameo here on the Thursday coverage. And I hate to go. I want to stay on the show a little bit longer, but.

You know, I'm being I'm being called. Take care, Jim. Thanks for the time. All the best, you guys.

Thanks, man. There you go. Jim Nance continuing the new tradition unlike any other, which is coming on this program after the schedule is released. The one and only Jim Nance. He's so elegant, don't you think?

But he's just he's an A plus plus plus storyteller and and genuine like literally the guy you see on the air is the guy. How about the fact that the fact that he's about to call this weekend and yet he's already memorized this total debacle right here. That's not what he has memorized.

Just as I was just looking at this absolute craziness grid, I've memorized it left to right, front and back. Right. And have a great story about week fifty three. That's right. You know, and and but also knows, yeah, that's week nine and then week ten and then week eleven. I've got that after you know the answer to this question.

I'm ask you anyway as well. You know who also is like that. Yes.

With his schedule. Yes, I do. The great Al Bino. He's the same exact one.

Yep. Cut from the same cloth. And that's why they're they both have all the Emmys and our Hall of Famers and our A plus plus professionals. Also, you will never retire ever because it keeps you so sharp.

I mean, there's no one sharper than Al. And it's because he's constantly thinking. Right. This is an incredible. This is like Sudoku.

Sudoku. Why? Because it's not that bad.

It's this is this is a nightmare. You have no idea. Sometimes Susie is brilliant at many things. Yes. I just a great setup for me now to, you know, stick my foot in your mouth. Not so much. Right. But but there is like this sort of stuff, you know, downloading apps. Not good.

No, no. There's certain things like, you know, it's all easy for a teacher to download an app. Did you know that you have to update an app? Yes. Yeah.

I just learned this yesterday. She's calling me up. She's saying, you know, this app's not working. Like, it's my fault. It was his fault. It's not my fault. How was I supposed to know that you're supposed to download or refresh an app?

Any time an app's not working, your first go to should go to the app store and and and update it and see if it needs updating. That's what you're supposed to do. No, it's not. When I'm in the kitchen. By the way, my new excuse, if I'm not paying attention and Richie yells at me, it's going to be I'm downloading a new version of the app.

Yeah, you'll be using that a lot. But no, I love this stuff. You don't need to do that during the show. No, I can do it automatically.

I do it overnight. Well, because he's busy looking at cat videos and doing his banking. Correct.

So he doesn't need to. All right, let's take a break. People are waiting to talk to us and play the win loss game. Joe Buck, top of the next hour as well. This is the Rich Eisen Show on a post scheduled release Thursday.

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Just search B L E A V on YouTube or wherever you listen. Where'd the nickname Showtime come from? My godfather, Troy Hawkins, him and my dad, but really him, everything. They would watch me play and I would make the diving plays and stuff like that in baseball. And they said that I was always, it was showtime when I was on the field. And so they always used to call me Showtime, especially my godfather, Troy, Troy Hawkins.

That is a name I have not heard in a while. Okay, Patrick. Look, I appreciate you calling in here greatly. And I appreciate the text exchange that I had with you the other day, where you were gentle in rejecting my suggestion to give you a new nickname of the petrol. I really appreciate that.

It was, it was a good idea. I didn't, I just kind of was playing down the nicknames as much as possible at that point. So it's okay.

Great. So you're saying you're saying for you, no, no, no, no, no, no second. You're saying that it's not a judgment on the actual creativity of the nickname. It's just you attempting to be humble, tamping down any of the accolades right now, because you're focused on winning. Is that what you're saying?

Yeah. I mean, just for me in general, I mean, it's, it's all about the football. It's all about the team.

And so I know that the nicknames are cool things to do with the social media and everything that's around right now. But for me, it's all about just being a teammate and someone that's just a part of this organization and a part of a team that wants to win. So if you had an ego, let's just, let's just, again, let's put it in a box here. You have an ego.

You don't care about being humble at all. You're just, you're just pounding your chest. Nickname of the patch rule. Do you like it?

I don't know. There's been so many nicknames that came out lately and I'm just going to kind of keep it at just Patrick right now. You're being polite. I like it. Thank you though. I appreciate it.

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Last minute tickets, lowest price, guaranteed. How are you doing over there, Suze? Everything good over there?

Everything good? I have a code too, I think. Yeah, I do.

Yeah, you do. That's for your show. We can't confuse people. I know, but I'm just letting you know. I know you want your code to beat everybody. You're just so competitive. Well, I wanted to let people know.

I mean, there is a new What the Football coming out next week. That's true. And I have a code too. Great. Good. I'm going to go back to the kitchen. No, stop saying that. I can't, I can't.

It's too fun. Can we talk about this real quick though? You know, you're terrific at so many things.

Is this about me not being able to download an app again? No, no, no, no, no, seriously though, that you're great at so many things. And the idea that somebody like you could be sitting in a commencement ceremony or our daughter could be sitting there and somebody gets up and says that sort of thing to somebody like yourself or your daughter. It's just outrageous. It's completely outrageous. And I know you've been having your fun with it throughout this program, but, you know, and for those who basically are saying, you know, he has his right to say, of course, he has his right to say whatever he wants to say.

Whatever he wants to say. And that, you know, that it might be his belief system, but to say that people who are about to receive their diplomas are being lied to diabolically because they are being told that some title that awaits them through their hard work isn't as rewarding as sitting at home and being a mother or being a homemaker. And you have many moments that you cherish as being a mom, but you are also a professional and you are the greatest multitasker I know anywhere. And the way that you hold up our family, I can't believe I'm turning this into a testimonial right now, but it's the truth. The way that you hold up our family and hold your own as a professional, as our children like to remind me, you're the only one in the family with an Emmy Award.

So it's just an outrage, you know, so. If I could say one thing quickly, and I will anyway, right? So number one, I'm lucky because I have a partner in Thelma. We have someone who helps me be able to realize my ambitions in life, but also my heart. Who helps with the kids, you're saying? But my heart hurt for those girls sitting there because they have so much potential ahead of them and they can do whatever they want to do. And I have such close friends who chose to make their lives about homemaking, and that's wonderful. And I'm happy for them because I wouldn't begrudge anybody of their choice to be a homemaker, to be a mom, to go to work, to do whatever. But I just don't know why people have to try to put people in their places.

Just let people live and encourage. So that was the, that was what I took away the most, aside from the fact that his mother's a brilliant, a brilliant scientist. So she did both. Right.

And put enough food on the table for him to go and become a kicker. That's right. So just wanted to say all that. Now back to the win-loss game. Oh yes. How's that for a, how's that for a turn?

Right? Where are we gonna go? Brandon in St. Louis. What's up, Brandon? How are you, sir? Line six. Hey, good morning, Rich.

What do you got there, Brandon? It's always nice to talk to someone that escaped Gilead. Sorry, Rich. Thank you for that.

Thank you, I appreciate it. Last time, last time. That's okay, whatever. We got the Packers. All right.

Yeah. From St. Louis, Packers. Okay, very good. Here we go.

I was born and raised in Wisconsin. Very good. All right. Yeah. We're starting in Brazil at Philadelphia, technically.

What do you have? Loss. Loss in Brazil.

Wow. Home for the Colts? Win. At the Tennessee Titans? Win.

Sort of a LaFleur homecoming there. Minnesota and Aaron Jones in the house for the first time as an opponent? Win. At the Rams here in Los Angeles? Win.

There's gonna be a lot of cheeseheads in the crowd because Del Tufo's gonna sell his tickets. It's not a night game. Home for the Arizona Cardinals? Win. You know that that was the game that you lost and that's how Mike McCarthy got bounced. They're back for the first time.

You say it's reversed. You're five and one, home for the Texans? Win. Six and one at the Jaguars? It's a loss. Six and two, home for the Lions? Win. Seven and two out of the buy in Chicago? I think the streak's gonna end with this one. That's a loss.

Wow. So they take ownership back according to Brandon and St. Louis. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven and three, home for the Niners?

I'm gonna go out on a limb here, Rich. I'm gonna say it's a win. Eight and three, Thanksgiving night against the Dolphins? That's a win. Nine and three at the Lions?

That's a loss. Nine and four at the Seahawks? Win. Ten and five, home for the Saints on a Monday night? Win. Eleven and five at the Minnesota Vikings? Win.

Oh my goodness. And then you got the Chicago Bears? We're gonna close out the series with a win.

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen and four. Awesome. Says Brandon and St. Louis about the Green Bay Packers. Well done. Good job. Let's be fair and balanced. Mike in Illinois here on the Rich Eisen Show. What's up, Mike?

How you doing, Rich? You got the Bears here? You want to do the win-loss game for the Bears? Yeah, the Bears.

Hit it, hit it, hit it. Home for the Texans. Home for the Titans, pardon me. That's a win. At the Texans? That's a loss. One and one at the Colts? That's a win. Two and one, home for the Rams? That'd be a close game, but I think that's a win. Three and one, home for the Panthers? That's a win.

Four and one in London against the Jaguars? That's a loss. Four and two off the bye at the commanders? That's a win. Five and two at the Cardinals? That's a win. Six and two is how Caleb Williams and the Bears start?

Home for the Patriots? That's a win. Seven and two, home for the Packers? Well, we need this win, but I think that's a loss.

Seven and three, home for the Vikings? That's a win. Eight and three at the Lions on Thanksgiving? That's a loss. Eight and four at the 49ers?

That's a loss. Eight and five at the Vikings? That's a win.

Nine and six, home for the Lions? That's a win. Ten and six against the Seahawks?

That's a loss. And then at the Packers? I think we find a way to win.

We win that game. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, and six. Thank you for the call, Mike in Illinois. And many people in Wisconsin think you should go, you're an eight in a cup.

Adam just had a talk with me in the bathroom. Eleven and six. If they win six games. By the way, that sounds like Brockman's version of the Bears win-loss game.

He thinks Caleb's going to go worse the first. Eleven and six. Let me see there. That's splitting with the Packers. That's like borderline wild-card play.

Hold on a minute. I'm talking about division. Sweeping the Vikings and he's got them splitting with the Lions. That's winning that division?

That's four and two in division and eleven and six overall. You're in the running. You're in the running.

I love this. But just sitting here thinking, okay, that's a great game for the Bears. Week eight, it's at the commanders.

It's Caleb versus Jayden Daniels, right? Week two at the Texans. The Texans being the team with Lovey Smith to win on the last day of the year started the whole process of the Bears being able to have back-to-back first overall picks.

One that they traded away and the one that they earned by trading it away. Unbelievable. Joe Buck is going to be calling a couple of those games on Monday Night Football and ABC joining us hour three. So we've got an eleven and six for Chicago.

What is that? Mike in Illinois, right? Yeah. We got to write this stuff down.

And that was Brandon in St. Louis for the Green Bay Packers. All right. Okay.

These are all marked down. And TJ, don't worry. I won't ask you to do the Cowboys today. Oh, I wasn't going to. Let him do it. I'm going to do it tomorrow though.

We've got a special guest doing the Patriots win-loss game at the end of this program. Yeah. I'll do it on Friday going home.

You want to do that? I mean, I always got tomorrow pretty early tomorrow. Tomorrow.

Yeah. Why not? You'll do tomorrow? I'll do it tomorrow. All right. Let's do it tomorrow. Like I said, I'm like bone crusher. I ain't never scared.

Let's go. I think I saw Greenie do the Jets win-loss game. He had them winning the Super Bowl.

No, I think he had with the way that he had a did him winning 14 games. Really? Yeah.

I think I'm losing three games. I mean, that's crazy. Here's a hint.

Sixteen and two for you tomorrow. Maybe. Who knows? You don't think about it until you're on the clock, right? That's, you know, I got to keep my mind clear. Okay.

Joe Buck, our number three. Susie's in for Chris and there's you at 844. Look at all the phone lines. You like it when the phones line.

I love a lit phone line. Okay. It's great.

I like an updated app. I didn't even know you had to do that. Wow. That's the friendliest fire out there.

Be careful because she defends you more than anybody else on planet earth. I take that back. I don't want to do that.

Don't want to do it. John brings his skewed sense of humor. Jeff brings tips to cut strokes off your next round. Together, it's those weekend golf guys.

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