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June 7, 2024 3:41 pm

Blake Corum: It's Been Wonderful With The Rams

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June 7, 2024 3:41 pm

6/7/24 - Hour 1

Rich and the guys react to the Boston Celtics’ rout of the Dallas Mavericks in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, and Yankees fan Rich weighs in on Juan Soto’s concerning forearm soreness.

Los Angeles Rams RB Blake Corum and Rich discuss Michigan’s national championship, getting drafted by L.A. and his role in the Rams’ offense, why Sean McVay and Jim Harbaugh are polar opposites, and more.

Rich gets called out by a viewer for leaving the Bengals out of his top 10 in his latest NFL Power Rankings, and previews the AFC West and lays out the best-case scenarios for the Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, Denver Broncos, and Las Vegas Raiders.

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Well, hey everybody. Welcome to this Friday edition of the Rich Eisen Show. 844-204-rich. Number to dial right here on the Roku channel and on this program in hour number three. Sugar Sean O'Malley will be on this program and I bring that up not just because he is a UFC fighter of note, but right here on the Roku channel, Fight Inc. inside the UFC. A behind-the-scenes look, sort of a a documentary behind-the-scenes look at one of the most famous combat sports in America.

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I always love seeing that. It's a what's more likely Friday and today is also the day that we finish up something that I just thought of while we're on the air a couple Wednesdays ago. Which is the best-case scenarios for every team in the National Football League division by division. We've been doing it for seven straight shows. We finish up today with the AFC West and we all know who resides in the AFC West. The two-time defending champs, the Kansas City Chiefs, and that's on today's program as well. Boy, Chris Brockman, you had a sports night last night.

The the Red Sox scored about like two touchdowns as the Celtics dismantled the Dallas Mavericks in game one. Good to see you over there. You must be in a good mood today, sir. I couldn't be better. I bet. Good to see you, Jason Feller.

How are you? Good to see you, TJ Jefferson. Candles already lit over there. Candles lit.

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So 844-204 Rich, number to dial right here on the program. Amen. Game one for the Celtics. Couldn't have gone any better than that. I mean with the exception of getting a little bit of a throat tightening in the third quarter with a 29-point game whittled down to an eight-point game. I wonder what you were doing at that moment.

I can run it down for you. So I played a little golf yesterday. So I recorded the game. So I...

Assume tape? No, no, but it's all good. I had everything muted. So I started watching it around 615.

So that's 915 for pretty much most of America listening and watching. Kage and Sarah were at Disneyland because this school was randomly closed. Oh my gosh. So it was just me and the dog. Did you take your shirt off? Oh, I was definitely shirtless. I had my green Celtic shorts on because I had to take a shower post golf. Why was that the first thing you thought? That's how he walks around his house.

I'm shirtless most of the time. Seriously, the man is from New England. He spent time in Alaska. He's all over the place, but the way he walks around his house is full Florida, man.

I have a little bit of Florida man in me. So I figure like the Celtics are on. He's gotten in a round of golf. No one's home.

He has successfully kept the sports blackout completely. Everything was going great. I shot an 80 yesterday. So anyway, so we're just making shots. Porzingis is going nuts. I am screaming so loud at my house. My neighbors thought I was probably murdering someone named Dallas. OK, you know what I mean?

Look at him. I'm just like four letter, 12 letter bombs are going nuts. I'm just zipping through the commercials and free throws. I finally get caught up at halftime. Oh, you did.

Oh, yes. So I caught up right, right, right around the start of the third quarter. And then, you know, Dallas comes out hot. That's when the coolest things I know. I guess I go alive and we start sucking.

I was wondering, where did that come from? Now you and I have the answer to Dallas starts doing their thing. And the Celtics do their thing when they come out cold. They start the third quarter with a little few extra turnovers. The threes aren't dropping. And I got to say, honestly, it's it's seventy two sixty four.

And I'm kind of like, oh, no. Now you got to play some more golf. If Dallas starts making some open threes here, we got a game right quick. And then 14 0 run. And that was pretty much that was that couldn't have asked for a better start from Porzingis. How about Joe Mazzola having him come off the bench?

That was a nifty little wrinkle. I didn't expect that. I just kind of I mean, who the hell expected that? But he's back and let's go for it. Instead, they bring him off the bench and he scores 18 of his 20 in the first half. And he was just dominant, dominant, you know, and the big men for Dallas disappeared. You know, also disappeared with Kyrie. I mean, the perimeter defense on on him, even when he was getting his open looks, he was missing them, but he couldn't finish at the rim either. Jalen Brown, my God. Is there a part of his game that isn't two way stupendous? I mean, he is, by the way, believable, and he gets that huge deal in the off season, we're like, man, is this guy really worth it?

Yep. Worth every penny. He was awesome last night. And I'll keep repeating what I've said about Jalen Brown, who did leave the cell. Pardon me with 22 points last night. He had six rebounds, three steals and three blocks. The rim protection was amazing. It really was.

Had four or five stupendous stupendous. And and so, yeah, you know, the the Mavericks were smothered. I mean, for the radio audience, we have on the screen right here one single assist for Luca Doncic, one single assist, just nine assists in the game for Dallas.

But I'll keep repeating what I'm repeating for Jalen Brown. When you get paid what he got paid and few people in your, you know. In the fan base. Believe. That you need to play up to that. Few people in the fan base believe you deserve it.

I'll be honest, the height like the super of the the super of the Supermax, the top, the maxiest of the Supermax, the super maxiest contract ever. And I don't know how many people in NBA circles thought Jalen Brown would be the first to receive it in the markets, the market. We say that for the NFL, too. But to receive this contract in the Northeast and that is Sela Amtrak corridor. Where, you know, longtime listeners and first time callers reside and lurk and 24, seven, 365.

Chitter chatter. Nonstop and to perform the way he has performed his first year, his contract, and to perform the way he's performed in these playoffs and to perform the way that he performed in game one of the NBA finals last night. It truly needs to be remarked upon. And and and and Jason Tatum should thank his lucky stars. He's there because if he wasn't there, it would all be on zero shoulders. And I don't know if the Celtics would be where they are. That's a fact.

And zero would be getting killed today nationally. You know, didn't shoot great, but he did kind of everything else. Well, five assists high in the game, 11 rebounds, kind of what he's been doing. But, you know, the scoring wasn't there.

There did hit a big three after they cut it to eight. You know, Tatum did hit the three to kind of get that run going. I just think, though, what we're what we saw in game one and again, where you don't treat the NBA playoffs like it's the NFL, where every game is now a cemented narrative for us to discuss and believe in for the rest of the campaign. And game two can absolutely switch. And we could be talking about another Celtic game to, if you will, let down. Yeah, I mean, haven't they lost game two, one of their two losses in these playoffs? Both of the losses were game twos, right? So Dallas, look, they missed a lot of open threes last night. I expect some more of those to go in.

It's going to be a lot closer. Totally. But this is what the Celtics I mean when they draw it up. It's not Tatum scoring 40 and the rest of them just watching. Right.

It's not it's not anything like that. It's what we saw. It's just make your threes play smothering defense.

Don't turn it over. If the Celtics do that, this thing's a wrap. I fully believe it. Certainly way Porcinkus is playing their full strength. So that is that's the way they draw it up. That's the way Brad Stevens draws it up. That's the way Joe Missoula draws it up. No doubt.

It's not like Tatum just being the superstar and everyone else just fills in. That's not there. That's not that. I mean, can they win a game like that? Absolutely. Of course. Might they win a game like that? Maybe.

I don't know. But that's the way they do it right there where Kyrie can't get a shot. I mean, I knew the Mavericks were absolutely in trouble when he's one of the greatest finishers, like always in the same way that someone like DeAndre Hopkins gets close to the sideline. And you're wondering, did he get his feet in? Of course he did.

Like literally ninety nine times out of a hundred. He did when Kyrie gets within like two, three feet of the rim. He's going to finish.

Not last night. He couldn't he couldn't he couldn't finish. He couldn't start.

He couldn't get anywhere. And and Jalen Brown was absolutely everywhere. So congrats to the Celtics.

They got it done in game one. P.J. Carlissimo is going to join us on that front. You know, who's joining us in about eight minutes time? Balake. Oh, Balake.

Blake Coram is going to join us. It's your boy. You know, there's there's two people that make me smile quite like him.

You just lit up and I need that smile today. Why are you having a bad day? Well, because during all this that happened last night, Yankees were in the midst of winning their eighth consecutive baseball game and domination, you know, dominating the Twins. And then there's a rain delay. And then you hear Juan Soto is not playing the rest of the game. And the reason why is because his forearm is bothering him.

And then you find out that the forearms bothering him and just the precaution. An interesting precaution also took place in the minor leagues at the very same time, their studly. Prospect Jason Dominguez, a.k.a.

The Martian, his nickname, because he's I guess because he's out of this world. Or I saw him pretty much. And last year, the kid was raking like crazy. One of the few bright spots in the Yankees second half of the season last year when Aaron Judge hurt his toe because the Dodgers bullpen door gave way.

When he crashed into it. And but Dominguez hurt his forearm last year, was complaining of it, and Aaron Boone went to the podium and talked about how it's just a precaution. But they're going to have him take an MRI anyway.

And he winds up needing some sort of a Tommy John surgery. And now I'm sitting here thinking Aaron Boone saying the same damn thing about Juan Soto right now and who was removed from his minor league game in the eighth inning last night at the very same time. Juan Soto did not play after a rain delay due to precautionary concerns, Jason Dominguez. And what the Yankees said afterwards didn't really calm my nerves, nor did Juan Soto's exchange with Meredith Murakowitz, who is outstanding at her job. She covers the Yankees for yes.

She is an in-game reporter and then had this exchange with Soto amongst the rest of the New York throng afterwards. Juan, Aaron said that your arm had been bothering you for a little while. When can you remember it first starting to be a little bit sore? I don't I don't have the right specific date, but it's been like a week and a half or two week and a half.

Yeah, I've just been grinding through it. Where specifically does it hurt you? My forearm. When does when does it hurt like what activities that hurt everything you do or there are certain things where it hurts more?

It's not any specific activities. It's kind of it's kind of funny that it doesn't hurt me whenever I throw or hitting. It's more like soreness that I feel with any any kind of move that I make my arm.

But definitely don't stop me for anything. Anything baseball wise and like in the field. I mean, we should all have our forearm bother us the way that it's been apparently bothering Juan Soto over the last week and a half. But it doesn't hurt me when I'm throwing or hitting two home runs, by the way, and Sunday's series sweep in San Francisco.

One of them completely, no doubt, damn near made the cove. And so it doesn't hurt him there, but it hurts him pretty much every other second of the day. Like, what the hell are we doing? Does he black out during it? And so but Judge is the one who sat last night, not Soto. And then you're not sitting him when his forearms been bothering him for a week and a half.

But now you're sitting him during a rain delay. OK, so all I'm asking you is this, Chris. And I know you're not crying me a river. Definitely not.

And I understand you're not either, Mr. Matt, I mean, you might be flipping me your middle fourth finger over there, like Mr. Matt. Right. Right. How does this how do you flip a middle finger when you only have four fingers? I don't understand.

But hey, listen, that's a hell of a talented mascot. He's done that. But just keep hitting refresh for me, will you, please? You got it, because once Soto's in a tube somewhere in New York City, I need to know what the hell's going on. I mean, I let you know the Jason news and you were like, oh, last night he got called, dude, because the same I mean, it sounded the same. It happened a little bit like the same time.

Well, I mean, it sounded the same. What Boone was talking about Soto's arm that turned into Dominguez being done for the year. Yeah. Oh, and by the way, just in time for the Dodgers to come to town tonight, and then the Yankees have four in Kansas City, which is playing out of their skulls. And then and then finally, hey, we finally get to see the Red Sox, but not at full strength unless Soto is like, I'll just play through it.

Which and if and if he if he can, then why didn't he do it last night? Oh, rain delay. I see. OK, very good. Can't can't ramp up. It's not like he's the starting pitcher. OK, I know. I know that now.

So I need I need I need to just like you want eight in a row, be treated with kid gloves. You're good, if you don't mind. And one thing that I'm greatly appreciative of is he on right now? Is he on right now?

Oh, yeah. Put him up, because I need a smile. Put him up on the screen, if you don't mind right here.

I normally don't do this sort of thing. I just need I just need to get a little bit. There he is. There's Blake Corum. Good to see you, Blake. He smiled too.

Yes, of course. We we make each other smile. OK, so let's take a break, Blake.

I need to take a break and then we'll be right back with you. That's the Los Angeles Rams running back. Blake Corum right here on the Rich Eisen Show.

Look at him in a professional football uniform. Can't wait to chat with him. That's next.

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That's OReillyAuto.com slash Eisen. Back here on the show, our radio audience will return in less than two minutes time. That's when we'll turn our attention to new Rams running back. Blake Coram on this program. So, man, you played golf and you. You started this. So what did you do? You, you, you, you turn on a TV. So I had.

So what's your system here? So then you would you YouTube TV it and then then then start from the start from the beginning? Is that how you do it?

No, no. Are you really? You have a DVR? Yeah, I saw I saw the satellite. And so I do. We got to we got to fix you up. We got to fix you up.

Otherwise, what's going on? I have both eyes both. OK. And so I still have I saw the satellite for the for the live sports. And so I was I recorded. Yes. But then I had the TV on Golf Channel.

So when I came home, it would turn on. So did you turn on the Golf Channel just as they were interviewing Vince Young? Oh, wait a minute.

That wasn't Vince Young. I saw I saw that clip. How do you how do you screw that up? Oh, my God. Oh, my God.

That's a want to get away moment for sure. Can't win when I couldn't watch. I can't watch stuff like that. It's too uncomfortable for me.

It's really uncomfortable. I just saw kind of the screen grab. I'm not that sort of watcher. This reporter thought they were being Vince Young.

I'm like, oh, no, that's not Vince Young. OK, move on. Or you put it up, Hoskins. The question is, you know, if if if one thing's a hole in one or not. Right. When somebody plays golf, you know, I put up mine. Right. Wondering if it's a hole in one.

Whose is this? That's me. Oh, you did the same thing.

The same thing. I mean, but that was actually that was actually my first shot. You're not in you're not in the shot. So how do we believe it? Which is the question you asked of of my.

Wife as she was sitting here in this chair. Well, in his defense, I think I asked that question. Oh, I will send the video if you want me to video.

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Call click Grainger dot com or just stop by. If I had to name the top 10 athletes in my life who have put a smile on my face more consistently than this guy, he's at the top of the list. I mean, seriously, he is a 100 percent dog when he goes about his business and the Los Angeles Rams have already known that, I am sure, and fans will certainly learn it.

One of the best in the history of the University of Michigan. Now with the Los Angeles Rams, Blake Corum here on The Rich Eyes and Show. How are you, Blake? I'm blessed, man. I woke up this morning. Got me a little workout in. Now I'm on The Rich Eyes and Show. Life can't get better than this.

Listen, and I feel the same way. And I just remember, you know, might have been was it was it around this time last year? And probably was a little bit earlier than that, that you you phoned in to say, I'm coming back to Michigan. So it was probably, you know, earlier on in 2023 when you you were kind enough to choose this show as a forum to to announce that you were coming back. And I imagine you came back and envisioned what what happened in the last year. Blake, right, when you look back on that decision.

Yeah, I believe it was a little earlier, but oh, 100 percent. I mean, you know, who knew who could have written a better story than that? You know, coming back, you know, getting a degree, first of all, from the best university in the world and then going to war, which is with your teammates and bringing the Natty home. I mean, come on, man.

It doesn't get better than that at all. Now, one of the moments I have get to ask you and you were, you were, you know, you've been on the show since winning the Natty, as you said. And I bring it up because I spoke to Kevin Stefanski yesterday, coach of the Browns, because he's the one who drafted Zach Zinter.

And I asked about Zach and how he's doing. And he brought up the moment against Ohio State in in the big house when he went down and then you scored afterwards and you you flashed his uniform number at the camera. What was that moment like for you, Blake? Yeah, that that was one of my most favorite runs, just because I could feel what that was going through, because if you look back, you know, a year previously, I was kind of going through the same thing, like, you know, planning on going to the NFL, you know, was having a great career, a great year. I mean, then, boom, you know, all of a sudden, you know, the sport we play, you can go down to any second man. And I did. And then that happened is that. And so I fought for him.

But I knew it was too big of a game to, you know, allow that to mess with your head. We just had to come back and play for him. And next thing you know, very next play, you know, offense line do what they did. I kind of baited the safety in to make him think I was going right.

Came back left and, you know, headed to the pylon. And it was just a natural reaction to throw up a six five. My boys that, you know, I didn't plan it before anything like that. Didn't even know I was going to score.

But it was a natural reaction. Just, you know, shout out to, you know, Zach Zinner. You know, he had a heck of a career at Michigan. And apparently, and again, the coach said he's doing well. So that's an update for you on that front. Blake Corum here on the Rich Eisen Show.

Well, walk me through your draft experience, Blake, where you were and what happened. Yeah. Yeah. I was at the Salamander Resort. Thanks to Dr. Sheila Johnson.

She she hosted a beautiful, beautiful party for me and my family, friends. And, you know, the process was crazy. You know, right after you went to Natty, you know, you go train for the combine and you go to the combine and you go to pro day, take visits and whatnot and things like that. But, you know, going into, you know, day two, I knew I was most likely going day two. And, you know, whether they've been second or third round, I had no idea whatsoever where I was going to go.

You know, there weren't many running backs going. You know, so the heart, you know, started beating a little bit. But for me, you know, I knew I was going to end up in the right position. And when the Rams called Mr. Snead, I talked to Coach McVeigh, Coach McFlurd and even Coach Ron G. You know, when I heard them on the phone, I'm like, you know what?

You know, who could have written a better story than this? You know, I started playing for the I started playing football at six and I played for the fourth year at the FYF Rams. That was my first team ever. And now I'm with the LA Rams. And it's been wonderful ever since I've gotten in.

Well, you already have a win in Southern California. We know that. I was personally witness to that moment in the Rose Bowl. But were you aware that you were on the Rams radar screen at all, Blake?

Yeah, I did. I had a you know, you do like you can do like Zoom calls and stuff like that leading up to the draft. And the week before the draft, I had a call with Coach Ron G. And just a great down to earth human being. I love, you know, learning from him.

I love him being my coach right now. It's been phenomenal the last month. But we had a great, great phone call. And after that, I'm like, hmm, you know, OK, now now the Rams are kind of, you know, on the radar. And, you know, I didn't think I was going to end up here.

You know, I really did have no idea, but I'm glad I ended up here, man. I'm sure because this offense and Sean McVeigh's running of it and the creation of it with the coaching staff is is second to none. What can you tell me or anybody else that you're you're able to share about what your role is going to be in this offense? Yeah, I think they're just going to use me a little differently than even Michigan did. You know, I was more so a bell cow for Michigan where, you know, I was running the ball 20 plus times a game.

Right. It didn't really catch the ball much. But, you know, obviously you see how they use Kyron, who was a great running back. You know, so I think they're going to kind of use me like a, you know, regular three down running back, you know, you know, a guy that can, you know, catch pass pro and run the ball. You know, some of the coach Ron G tells us is, you know, no block, no rock. So, you know, we have to take blocking here seriously. And so they want a guy that can do it all.

And I can do that for them. But, you know, like I say, it's been a great month. You know, OTA, you know, just learning the offense and you know, how how disciplined and precise, you know, coach McVeigh, coach LaFleur when it comes to this offensive scheme. And it's been great, man.

What do you got? Have you gotten a glimpse of coach McVeigh's diamond like mine and being able to remember stuff? You got something like that already, Blake? Oh, it's unbelievably like it's crazy. You know how smart and intelligent he is and how he can just remember things. You know, on the top of his head, you can just tell he's a he's a genius as a head coach, but he's really an offensive guru. So any similarities between him and Harbaugh at all? Total opposite.

Total opposite in terms of personality. I think they're both great coaches, you know, but they're definitely total opposite. But I love coach McVeigh's energy. You know, he's positive.

He's consistent. You know, he's bringing the energy each and every day. A growth mindset, you know, even as, you know, one of the greatest coaches in the NFL at this point. So, you know, I love playing for him. You know, I'm excited to strap up and actually play for him.

But I love, you know, going through these OTAs and playing for coach McVeigh. And anything that that that that you think Michigan prepared you for this next level? What do you got? 100%.

What do you have? 100%. I think what Michigan prepared me for was just being where my feet were, you know, taking it a day at a time. And that's kind of what I'm doing here. You know, just being on my feet are taking it a day at a time, like going into each meeting, each practice with the growth mindset, understanding that, you know, I might make a mistake today, but I'm a grow from it, you know, and I'm going to learn from it from the good and the bad. Also, I think just coming from a kind of like a pro style offense, you know, playing under center, playing in a pistol and things like that, you know, prepared me for what we've done with this offense so far, what I've learned. And so and just being a Michigan man, you know, a good, you know, down to earth human being, you know.

So, you know, I think Michigan definitely, you know, prepared me for this position. And I love, by the way, that you're wearing 22. Did you try to wear two? Did you try to get that?

You know, I didn't I didn't try. They they hit me up and told me what numbers were available. And 22 made the most sense to to was taken. And I was like, you know what, let's just add another two to that thing. You know, I like it. I like it.

Deuce, deuce. That makes sense. And and any because I know coach Sharon Moore was using you a little bit differently in in the college football playoffs and towards the end of the season. You know, there were a couple of plays in the Rose Bowl, for instance, like uncorked, where where you were doing some things that I hadn't really seen you do very much as tendency breakers. Is that the sort of stuff you're going to be doing a little bit more now, you think, in this Rams offense and professionally play?

Yeah, I think I think, you know, whatever they asked me to do. You know, I'm capable. I'm capable of doing like, you know, I think, you know, going into the draft, something I wanted to prove to scouts and coaches that were watching was, you know, I'm a three down back. You know, I can catch the ball, even though I didn't really, you know, catch the ball much at Michigan besides the Rose Bowl. But I caught the ball, you know, sophomore year. You know, I wanted to show them I could do that.

And so I think, you know, the coaches saw that. I definitely, you know, will be catching the ball. I think they're just going to use me as, you know, a three down back, someone that can can do it all.

And so, you know, for me, I'm just going to do whatever they ask me to do, because I know I'm capable of doing, you know, everything. Any sort of brain picking with Stafford that you've been able to have so far, Blake? You know, I haven't, you know, sat down with Stafford and picked his brain.

But let me just tell you this. His ball placement is IQ and. Phenomenal quarterback. It's crazy, you know, how he puts the ball where no one else can get it. It's absolutely ridiculous. Yeah, he's a great man.

What do you mean? Give me a little bit more on that, Blake. I mean, he just the way he can, you know, look this way but throw the ball this way is just, you know, it blows my mind. It blows my mind. But that's why he's a you know, he's been in the league so long and been great at what he does so long. And it's it's exciting, you know, being in the in the backfield with Matthew Stafford. Yeah.

And obviously with what you just described about him and then McVeigh and then you you talk to Cooper Cup and he sounds like McVeigh, right? Like, you must you must feel like you're like in a in a sort of like a football graduate class right now. You know what I mean?

Like after your tenure in an honor. I mean, I'll tell you what these players, you know, they're so intelligent and their football IQ is just, you know, through the roof. They're so smart, you know, when it comes to reading defense is knowing their own plays, hey, maybe we should do this. Maybe we should do that. So, you know, there's nonstop thought on how we can get better, what's working, what's not working, how can we, you know, fix it?

And so, yeah, it feels like I'm in a graduate class, you know, every every day. Blake Coram, a couple minutes left with the rookie running back out of Michigan now at the Los Angeles Rams here on the Rich Eisen show. You in touch with any of the the guys who are also your fellow rookies? OK. Have you spoken to McCarthy? JJ, you connected with him at all? No, I talked to JJ at the rookie, rookie premiere.

Yep. That was my last time talking to him. But, you know, we have we still have a group chat going on. You know, those are my brothers for life. So, you know, everyone, you know, seems to be doing well, whether they be playing, you know, for the Jazz Eagles, you know, the Bengals.

You know, we had we had a lot of guys go. So, you know, everyone seems to be doing well. You know, I'm excited to see, you know, how this break coming up goes for them.

And then once they put the pads on how it goes. OK, so what's what is a Michigan championship, Michigan player chat like? I mean, what what what give me give me some insight here. Who's on it? Yeah. Yeah. I mean, I mean, oh, oh, it's it's usually I think on the group chat right now, it's everyone that graduated. So all the seniors. OK.

It's like Trevor Kegan put in the chat. You know, what's everyone doing for the Fourth of July? Let's let's get together, you know. OK. Let's let's bring our championship ring, you know, get together and, you know, maybe have a little party or something.

I like just get to catch up. What's that? What's the chat titled? What's it? What's the chat called?

What's it? You know, I really don't think there's no title to it. I'm going to go back and add a title to that. Should we come up with a title? Hey, give me one real quick. What do you think we should call this? Sons of Isaac, the victors, victors valiant. OK. Yeah, no, no. How about this? Yeah, we we beat everybody.

We beat everybody. I like that one, man. I'm going to have to go back. Everybody capital and everybody will be OK. Yeah, just exactly. And but just don't you don't don't don't use bet now that you're pro. Don't do that. We don't need the NFL taking your cell phones and go. What? You know, we don't need that.

But we beat everybody or the victors or something like that. But eyes and sons. No, no, it's not about me. It's really about that, you know. No, it's you love all of them. Trust me, it's about me when we hang up. But it's the eyes and the eyes and the sun. No, don't worry. It's not a bad one.

Blake, he loves you all as if you were his son. So 100% sure you have no idea or you might have an idea. They're coming to my house July 4th.

They don't even know it yet. Just put that in the group chat. Oh, yeah, I will. OK, fantastic.

I just looked it up. Jonah Jackson, your teammate, he went to Ohio State. If you talk to him, you mentioned him.

Yeah. OK, what do you talk about in the huddle? Do you mention anything like this or he doesn't want to talk? You know, we haven't talked about it, you know. Uh, yeah, you know, we just had we kind of just, you know, stick to business. But, you know, OTAs are finished.

You know, many camps coming up. So, you know, once that's done, you know, we have a little break. I'm going to bring it up. So, you know, I think that's a good idea. Tread lightly, because he's listed at three hundred and twelve pounds.

So we can tread lightly. And here's what you should do, Blake. You should find out where Harbaugh's parking spot is in SoFi and leave your car there before a road trip.

And it's a home game for him. And just say, hi, you know, just leave a note. What's up?

What's up, coach? You know, yeah, I serve it. I'm going to have to do that.

Yeah. Attack that parking spot like an enthusiasm unknown to mankind. Blake, that's what you should do. I've got your whose parking spot is better than yours. Nobody's. That's what you should do.

Do that sort of thing. Now that you're sharing it, you're sharing the stadium. I'm so happy to see you. I was so thrilled to see you in Los Angeles because I know exactly what this offense is. I know exactly who the coaching staff is. I know exactly about less need. I know exactly about this town.

I know it all. And this is just a perfect landing spot for you, Blake. Perfect. I couldn't be happier for you. It's great, man. I appreciate it, man. I've loved it so far, man.

Just the culture that, you know, they have already built here. Man, it's just family, man. I love it. I love it so much. Well, I can't wait to see what you do with the opportunity. Let's chat during training camp, if you're willing. And I'll keep an eye on you. And let's just keep let's keep talking. Let's keep talking. Stay in touch. Let's get let's get it, man. I appreciate it.

All right. Go blue. Go blue.

That's Blake Coram. Everybody's about to he's about to rename the Michigan championship chat. Either victor's valiant or we beat everybody. That's your choice. Just let me know.

Text me what you decided. That's Blake Coram, everybody right here on the Rich Michigan got titled this year. Hey, boy, come on. Oh, dude.

Every now and then I forget about it and then I get all jacked up about it again. Oh, I know. Oh, man.

First weekend in August. Seriously, keep out keep keep out for an alert on your phone that something's happened at the at the jacket dinner. I don't I got to reach out to Ty law. Steve Hutchinson.

Yeah, it's where you can get. Who else can I get there? Who else am I? Who am I? So my retail Charles Charles, obviously. Who else am I reaching out to see who else?

At least the three of them. Yeah. And I'm going to be like, I'll be there. We need an I need a I need a I need you at that exit. And I need to see you at that at that aisle leading to that exit. And I need you at those steps leading to that aisle, that exit.

I need an exit strategy. I even pollute. That's right. Have you started working on your speech yet? It's not a speech. It's not a speech.

I'm not working on anything. You don't understand. Last two years, the last. Yeah. Well, it comes from the heart and the gut. And I don't intend I'm a host of a jacket dinner in Canton, Ohio.

All right. Stark County, Ohio, the seat, the seat of football. It's a good where football's immortals are enshrined. OK, this is some serious history in the people love this event and they they roll out the red carpet and then they could not be nicer. So I intend to match that hospitality with my appreciation every time I step to that podium every time. And then as soon as I step to that podium, I hear somebody screaming, oh, H. Oh, H. And then all that's or or, you know, sometimes I'll hear, you know, go blow. I'll hear that, you know, I hear it.

I hear I hear things, but it's usually all wage. And that's when the game's afoot. So basically, you're like Dalton Roadhouse. Be nice until it's time to not be nice and then throw down. And then, you know, you got to rip somebody's throat out.

What's that? Then it goes. Then it goes. Was that then it goes. And so this year, man, I would just tread lightly with the OHS.

Like I said, I want to send my buddy to Dow with you to provide security because we need you to come back. Oh, H. And the response to that is N.O. Oh, no. Oh, no, you didn't.

All right. Let's take a break right here on the Rich Eisen show. Eight four four two four.

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Just go to linkedin.com slash direct and get started. Have you, Colin Hanks, ever drank from the cup? I have. Oh, my gosh. And it was it was what did you ask what you drank from the cup? I'm pretty sure it was like a Molson Ice or something.

Some Canadian brew, I'm sure it had to be Canadian. Yeah, no, it was it was absolutely incredible. I mean, when your team finally wins the Stanley Cup and you've spent your entire life rooting for that team. And then it happens, you cry like the little kid you were when you went to your first game, right? My wife took photos, of course.

Luckily, they have been deleted, have been deleted. Absolutely never made it. But then when you actually get a moment, you know, to be able to just see the Stanley Cup in person and then, you know, one of the players goes, hey, you want to drink out of it? I mean, it's just it's it's giddy.

It's just childhood. You're not allowed to have it. You didn't you're not allowed to tip it yourself, though, right? That's the player tips it.

Who tipped it for you? Anjay Coppitore. No. Well, Anjay did. I drank from it a few times if I'm being quite honest. On a few different occasions.

How many yachts are you water skiing behind, sir? No, it was Dustin Penner was the first time. Dustin Dustin Penner was the first one. And then Coppitore was the second time?

And then Coppi did the second time. Yeah, I mean, when you're around the cup, there are rules. There are rules.

Oh, very serious rules, rules, very serious rules. In fact, the only one you can't hoist it either. Right. Unless you've won it. Correct.

As I understand it, you know, people say you can't hoist it over your head or shoulders unless you're a player. But that's obviously not true because, you know, the equipment managers, the head coaches, a lot of them do that. So I think it's it's an organizational type role. You have to have some role within that organization to be able to do it.

But they're they're probably not going to let Jim from accounting do that. Love Colin Hanks. All of his appearances on our YouTube page, please. Your channel. Fill the grill and fire up the party. Folks, get the Weber Seawood Pellet Grill today. Smoke, roast and sear on the same grill. Go from low and low on smoke boost mode at one hundred eighty degrees all the way to high heat sear at six hundred degrees. It's got a full great sear zone so you could put more food on the flame and food will look as good as it tastes. This grill is hot in 15 minutes and cleanup is easy. You'll cook on two levels at the same time so you can make enough for everyone.

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What's going on? Hey, so long time listener, I absolutely love the show. Thank you, sir. And one of my favorite segments are, of course, Rich's power rankings. Many like it, but these ones are his.

Thank you. This last one, though, I must say was and dare I say it, poppycock. Oh, I mean, the bangles poppycock in the top ten. I mean, I would really like to know where do you rank the bangles in the AFC specifically in terms of Super Bowl odds? How many teams are above them? And, you know, have yourselves a nice food day.

Thank you very much. Jordan, listen, listen, listen, listen, listen. I mean, he dropped a polysyllabic word on people that, you know, it popped. Listen, I could have easily put the bangles on this list. That's why just sitting here and trying to create a power rankings list at the top of June is dumbass and stupid, which is why I didn't want to do power rankings for years. And you guys have been pushing me and pushing me and pushing me. You beat me down because I'm like, what is a power ranking?

Like we're ranking powerful teams. Like, what does that mean? Yeah, what does it mean?

What's it mean? The fact that I didn't have the bangles on my top ten in the first week of June, fourth and Super Bowl odds. That's because of Joe Burrow. Because of Joe. Right now, you know, T. Higgins may not show up. I think he will, but he may not.

That man wants to get paid. OK, I need to see Chase Brown replace Joe Mixon. I, I don't doubt that he'll perform well.

I think he's got some serious scrimmage yak ability. All right. I just don't know, man, you lost your OC.

Finally, you finally lost one of your important coaches. I, I'm nitpicking clearly. Can the Bengals win at all? Of course. Could I put him tenth? Sure. Could I put him even seventh instead of the Browns? Nah.

Not in the way too early dumbass rankings. You definitely should have. OK, great. But, you know, I'm sitting here and defending power rankings after June.

I'll cape a little bit harder for it in September. I'm defending something I even want to do. Exactly. I'm defending something I didn't want to do.

And I'm defending, I'm defending something that is indefensible. All right. Just according to the Super Bowl odds, OK, according to the odds, you left out the teams with the fourth best. Right. That's Cincinnati and Buffalo are both 13 to 1. The Eagles at 14 to 1, you left them off.

Right. Green Bay. No, you have Green Bay on there. The Dolphins, 24 to 1. And you have the Rams, 32 to 1, and the Browns, 40 to 1. Which is great, because, as you know, the people who are in the predicting business and the odds making business aren't perfect. So you got to choose which ones are going to be off and wrong. And for all you folks in Cincinnati, I hope I'm wrong.

They are top 10 in June. You know. No Falcons winning the Shorts Olympics, the Pajama Olympics. Hey, let's be more positive. Can we please?

Sure. Let's finish up strong. I came up with this idea so very much on the spot off the top of my head.

I think it was like 858. I was just like, you know what I'm going to do? Because, again, based on the passing of Bill Walton telling me to shine the light and be the light, I'm going to be positive for at least eight days.

Like Hanukkah. And I'm going to come up with the best case scenario for every team in the NFL and do a division by division. This is the eighth and final. Addition of best case scenarios, and it is the AFC West hit it, please. Best case scenario for each NFL team. Let's do it. Let's do it. Let's finish up strong with the American Football Conference Western Division, and we'll start with the Denver Broncos.

Here's their best case scenario, in my opinion. Bo Nix starts all 17 games. He gets a full on season under his belt and proves his ability and how Sean Payton can connect with him. And he starts all 17 and is clearly the starter of the future and isn't a missed draft choice. And Javonte Williams essentially becomes Sean Payton's, what do you want to call it? Kamara, Reggie Bush, right? And he picks up fifteen hundred scrimmage yards. And anybody thinks that that may not be a lot. Only eight players had fifteen hundred scrimmage yards last year.

Only eight in the NFL. And I want to see the offense start to get nice uptick. And and I'll give them a playoff appearance as a wild card as their best case scenario, that they make the playoffs and they're a wild card team. And I think that would be a very good season for for Denver with Sean Payton there.

So I'll give him that. The Las Vegas Raiders, the Raiders, Max Crosby is your defensive player of the year, Condor goes in and he just absolutely kicks ass. Antonio Pierce is a coach of the year finalist and the autumn wind is a pirate and they win the AFC West.

My prophecy, two years too late for me to not piss off. Chiefs Nation, Chiefs Kingdom, OK, Raider Nation watches the Raiders win the AFC West. And then this is the ultimate. They win the AFC West. And who is the wild card team that comes in to play them in the first week of the playoffs? The Kansas City Chiefs. And they exercise the demons and they clear out the stadium of the stink in their mind of the Chiefs winning the Super Bowl in there. And they're the ones who personally end the three feet in the spot where the three feet officially became possible with them winning a second consecutive Super Bowl. And that is the way the Raiders have a great season.

That's their base case scenario. You like that, J. Felly, right? Number two on the list. Justin Herbert is an MVP finalist for the Los Angeles Chargers. Jim Harbaugh wins coach of the year. They win the division. They're the ones who eliminate the Chiefs and they make the AFC championship game. And that right there, folks, when Jim Harbaugh last first came to the NFL as a head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, he made the 49ers seven games better in his first year there, plus seven, six wins the year before, 13 year, 13 wins the year he came. He won coach of the year and they went to the championship game in the NFC. I say the best case scenario is he repeats that.

And you see what he what Justin Herbert looks like with him. And that's the best case scenario for the Los Angeles Chargers. They're the ones who eliminate the Chiefs. They're the ones who personally prevent the three feet from happening. And they repeat what Harbaugh did for the 49ers.

And things are looking up. And lastly, the last best case scenario of any of the teams. I saved the 32nd and final best case scenario for the defending Super Bowl champs two times over. It's very simple. It is very simple because Andy Reid doesn't need coach of the year anymore. And how many how many MVP yachts can Mahomes water ski behind? You know, maybe just maybe you want to add something to this mix.

Make defensive player of the year for Chris Jones because he deserves finally getting that honor, but the first ever three peak. Yeah, that's the best case scenario. It's the only case scenario one can say for the Kansas City Chiefs this year, which is what happens when you're back to back Super Bowl champs. And maybe Kelsey pops the question. Want to do that?

I don't know if that's, you know, in the cards or what he wants to do. No pressure, no pressure, no pressure. The first ever three peak. Wow.

Yeah, that's it. And that's the final best case scenario for me to throw out there for the 2024 NFL season. That's your AFC West best case scenario. Mike Florio will join us next hour. PJ Carlessimo will join us next hour. We'll talk about the latest in the NFL. And obviously PJ will give us the latest in Game one of the NBA Finals that he called on ESPN radio last night. Our one of the books, our two straight ahead. Now that we're done looking at the glass half full. An individual tweeted at you last night, Chris, or the show, it was at me.

It was at me. OK, saying that this individual has enjoyed this endeavor. Yeah. Of me giving the best case scenarios. Correct.

I really liked it. But Red Black Renegade says as much as he's been enjoying this segment, what the people really need, interesting use of the word need is Chris Brockman doing a worst case scenario for each team. Is that your burner account, bro?

I tweeted myself. Hey, look, I'm just here to give the people what they want. But the reason why we don't do that, number one, is the idea was to be positive. Right. I am, I do believe, the only sports center anchor at the time to go into management and saying, why are we doing a top ten, not top ten list?

Guess what's still in the air. But I mean, wouldn't every single one of those be someone important gets injured and coach gets fired? No, no, no, we're not doing injuries. I wouldn't do injuries with these. But there are there are scenarios. The reason why a team that could be a 12 win team only goes gets five wins is because someone gets hurt or they just stink.

You are the weakest link. So I would consider it if you if you don't go injury. I'm not wishing injury upon anyone, obviously. So, you know, I could do this without that.

Let's see if we could cook something up. But I mean, eight straight days of negativity. I'm not that might be a lot.

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