Jan 6, 2017|
The guys are stoked for NFL Wild Card weekend, offer their tribute to Chris Berman, and wonder if Bill Walton is brilliant or overly annoying.
Why is the NBA fascinated with PB&J sandwiches, Swag has another edition of Stat or Story, and is it Kraft Mac & Cheese or Velveeta Shells & Cheese.
Jerry Allen voice of the Ducks, checks in from Oregon practice at the Sweet 16, plus Pat Casey, HC of the #1 OSU Baseball team, and what potential rule changes are the NFL considering for 2017.
The guys wonder if the Blazers loss to Bucks will haunt their playoff efforts...check in with Terry Mills of UM radio and wonder how many teams left in NCAA tourney have a legit chance to win it all.
Head Coach of the #1 ranked Oregon State Baseball Team, Pat Casey, joined the guys to discuss his team's fast start, and series this weekend with #9 Arizona.
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I was scheduled to go to blazer game is media yet you were you at a press pass from last and I credential of the parking pass here already ago and my cousin my technical know wife's cousin she calls me up yesterday it works AKA got a ticket you wanna go alone and I thought to myself. Do I wanna sit next to media members half of which don't like me are no mean. I do I wanna get rich was don't like you. All I have my suspicions while really yen do we have do we have media beef with Pino YX I don't know how dislike anybody yacht usually rather jolly when I'm their talk into hold all arcane area whoever is sitting in Miro Joseph Freeman's in that wonderful gentleman I tend to believe us in this industry we all have a little quirky part of who we are. And how we think about ourselves except Iraq. There is a part of me that if you never say hi to meet you never talked to be and you never make an effort after I've made repeated you think any of in my mind and just like go he just doesn't like me what I do and what I do and I don't really care about who likes me who doesn't like me in the media I'm I'm with the agony of people that do like me wrestling the freemen's. The quick so the kid creators of the world so I thought to myself do I wanna sit with those people a cab. Or oil wanna say it was a group of people that I know. And get pretty tipsy and have a good time and ablaze a Laker game have a couple of Beers enjoy yourself watch just basketball action that wasn't even a contest you know that's not really close I think he made the right call there Bob so I a couple of pops back and enjoy a blazer when it was fantastic asset in section 119 and I made a kids' dreams come true none of that happened you know I won nineteen cannon the corner behind a basket yeah. And so I got these the bangers things are free throws Oca. And this little kid didn't get one any was borderline trying to they skipped him and I said hey do you look at you think this does help when the youth of Americans out yeah. I did it that's a journalist a grown up thing did you read their opinions when he is part I literally handed in my mind ago. I'm with that was a good thing that they just did I'm not gonna say anything because it ruins it and then I opened up the radio show and I brag about doing it AA you gotta humble brag every now and and I do like eighty Texan how could anyone not like Sprague it's like the central mom moment how could anyone not like Q. Like my mom does that from time and I'm dealing if somebody Texans something negative me read it over the air yeah how how could they not Mikey and there's a lot of people don't like you're just so likable or at least fifteen decks after eating saying I hate you and your dues for X ray and I you do this but my point was I was driving in the game and I I turn on prime time and Isaac get a pretty funny lie and I completely agree with that today. He's like to add this is already a long year. It's authorities in five days in its already long birdie ready for 2070 to be over with its authority along year my man there's a lot going on in the news cycle there was another mass shooting today there was yet at an airport in fort lottery de LB analytical crap is annoying him president elect tweeting about a TV show's ratings are much sports teams are terrible and it's just the fact that some sort of seventeen. Has not been off to a rip roaring start I'm doing good my goals but that's about it. That is fantastic Benazir I didn't really think about it that way I arrivals say it's an American cheer up the mood though yeah isn't solid Chris Berman Nadia and I'm glad that you brought that out so we're gonna we Athens has so there's a lot to get to run talked college football national championship Brad talked NFL playoffs we got to spring the line. Dirt is really hot and bothered by an opinion in sports about a certain person in your I am all fired up massive dirt gonna go off about that we've got PJ fleck news there's more grown of the bow and a different state of rowing the boat up north west east. Policy he's moving slightly the last slightly west that Libya OK go out and in the land of 101000 lakes which is somewhat angry town and 2000. Smog and now we got the question is Bill Walton annoying or is he treasurer yeah I had to do that signal when you're out and I'm just glad that he continues to provide audio gold. And we get a debated every time it happened and so we have all that to get to today it's going to be a great show Yasser birds lead of the a gold medal for team USA and nobody watched but where it was actually. Take off think this show kind of in a different way now I said this before I wanna play this. I have said. A couple times. Chris Berman is something we are all going to miss even the people out there that don't tax and they hate him they're glad to see him good riddance. Let you can argue he became gimmicks in a little. Schtick the if that's a word sticky especially dish. But from being a chef Chris Berman in count down and a primetime show with Tom Jackson yep. That is one of the best it will go down as one of the best sports television shows. I ever got to see in my lifetime and him doing highlights you cannot find better doing NFL highlight. I I almost feel bad for a feel bad isn't maybe the right phrase because he did make a lot of money for a long time at ESPN but the caricature that he turned into and kind of the joke that he turned into ESPN. It always drop me a little bit the wrong way that we love making fun of them around time then went home run derby would happen and he would give all those back back back back back and we joke about that that's kind of lawyer took off that's kind of where people sort of like really man but I'm with you like this is him and Tom Jackson. And you know do an NFL highlights what their BS Sunday night or Monday on Monday night countdown. I always enjoyed it I really dead Enders think about the career that he had. Starting at ESPN like one of the OG members of BSE and they're like week to lose. Some it'd still be there in 2017. It's a remarkable yet he got there in what 81 I believe is our 79 with a cyanide and yet I read that big ES PM both that was 900 pages long and he was really one of the first people from you know to start ESPN from the ground up. So I put together real tribute I apologize ahead of time there's a couple highlights in here. They don't have all highlights that are. Perfect quality some rumor being recorded. I am them up a little bit and I put together just kind of made Berman montage because we appreciate Chris Berman on this show. For all is good and bad qualities and I'm gonna miss him so here you go Chris Berman tribute. The ace. It is. The ray Iraq. Hate juvenile crime rates up the middle. And then to the corner ravens lead the Steelers twenty to thirteen. But there you go. What I'm doing TV and I got eighteen to. Did he can't everybody's got for ten minutes meet everybody seems that's not everybody can we expect Jesus. Mean it's not that much stance is that when everybody has to more what I'm trying to concentrate. Geez you guys that I. Minutes so rude I can't believe that's it so can't. This why is everyone all the sudden after more than two hours to move around wait ten men. Is Arnold spoke by god that's like no one's ever worked on TV here before. Talking on the kill the I really actually can't believe what I just saw that in. It's like no one here has worked on TV before. Dire dial tone. There were seven people running she's. Do you fifteen. Understand tonight is. Often when here. Awful no no authority off. I saw this on the schedule jets during the Christmas holiday I took for. Good dude duties at 6 o'clock knowing what was witnessed. Good good good use. Canadian head a little bit of Cody jazzed enough that I. To do do do do do we'll fight over the counter up there you can't hear. It's like ten marks of their but it's like a hundred bucks prescription here. She did putting it all the corners of your fruitcake your ready to declare auto. Age. Good news how about it. Patriots feeling at this ball down on the one alarming about. The ball is still. And any. It's. There you go there's our Chris Berman tributes there are so many highlights we probably could have batted in are paying. I had to get the rants in their I think that's is kind of also who Berman is a rants for Larry the first one and he never seen him I think it was a Monday night game and people were were causing commotion behind the scenes as he was trying to do a segment on air and that's one of those leave you here. You probably like man what a but I totally I totally understand where he's coming from like ten minute segment did you watch or Judah and then it quit like he's dole and Canadian Cuellar Hootie Johnson AA about sneak them into America. That's great it's radio gold somebody takes it I don't think your helping his cause that's this is that's what made Berman Berman I I just believed and don't again some of those highlights were not great quality I can admit that but I start a final minute yeah they don't exist as well as you think they do so we just finding any that I could I just put him in there. I just think it was a good mix and that is kind of who we is and I aim I'm really gonna miss the hell out of him doing highlights for NFL stuff that the home run derby stuff I did it was funny like. Back act like it's funny to make fun of that yeah he really was. Damn good animals NFL highlight what it was fun I want to think it was either two or maybe two weeks ago that Tom Jackson came back for a Sunday with them and they they did deal Jokester on Jackson's finger on the Sears those cool to see those guys are united and then. I think this points sums up that we got a text line. So was it before you can see all the games every week that was so important and it was somebody to think about because we're so used to reds owner. NFL take it where you can watch everything that's going on that. You remember ten years ago when you couldn't see every game if you had to rely on a guy like Chris Berman and Tom Jackson to give you the highlights because there were. What three games on national TV the I could watch so. You'd miss a lot of the action in need turn into to see what exactly happened on Sunday all right great. They have fantastic Friday showed today actor and Sprague on Twitter at Peter Johnson and add Brandon Sprague coming up next. The NFL playoffs start this week and how excited are you for it. And what's the game a lot of people are considering a stinker but you're interested in watching that's next year turns break on 1080 the fan. Symantec's been at 5530 fives that I remember Berman saying entertainment sports programming network and senate saying ESPN. Sell the whole thing out another one watch vermin since 1980. When we were. Of the first dozen some of the first dozen homes and wash Julie get this new thing called cable TV and I still giggle every time I see something. About gusts the man that time for a head off for rot pops into my stupid little pea brain that. Our view is great they did so they had a can't remember who is paired I think it was paired with Tom means quite a bit the late great Tom means of ESP and he. In so they would do. At eleven. Was another eleven or 1130. Which was two we're 2:30 in the morning and Bristol Connecticut they would do a half foul or sports senator wrapped fruit updating all the late West Coast scores. And it it must have been. You know six guys in their two camera operators. A producer and graphics guy in the two guys on the set I'm guessing that's all that was in there and some shoe box of a studio had 2 in the morning and they just. Pretty much had carte Blanche they said just short of giving us an FCC fine you know. Has gone nuts have you find out now and I think they all wish. The they can go back to it to try to capture that a little bit more these days compared to what it's. Come now yeah I do wanna give a warning of Crawford some credit here so Crawford filled in today for dusty who buy only gradually she's had a kid does yeah I still listen congratulations today today Harris so to Crawford filled in. And I wanna give him credit on this I don't know if you saw this but he said he knows what has a really good point. Is there a time I'll Berman and he basically said you could probably give Chris Berman most of the credit for fantasy football team names. Because of his ability to create the nickname that's off foes the regular name it's a really good point and I thought you know what. That is that's an actor because people try to get all the time do exactly what he does yet every Sunday that's a great weather is an article written you know now that he's done with the NFL stuff and and not going to be involved anymore there was a great article I read this morning about. All the nicknames that won't become because of Chris Berman don't and all the great ones that he gave to players over the years that you look at young guys in the league or guys that are coming into the league yet they won't get a Berman nick. And cows out our era that their red. You know come out of there was there's a baseball I think it was Kirk tonight let it be Lowenstein. Was one of those first once frank and and it factory was one of the first ones it a ten minute director. But yet that's kind of how it all started we were watching highlights from my 199080 and a top ten and I put a couple highlights and a montage the weird is watching his top ten list in my -- was doing you know Chris Chandler falcon games and it's funny to go back even for me and dirt and go back and like all he kept remember used to say that yeah OJ Santiago. His water literally started. And you know what they would be doing baseball highlights in. You know the middle of July. Brewers twins game get a spice and toppled in so it's you know and who knows what they actually got from video packages that wasn't instantaneous they say he had taped and having to cut edit all those sorts of things Celtic. Trying to do stuff quickly they never were sure what you got so yeah I eat cottages. Decided dead in Jackson spice into it just to make an interest in getting themselves. I want everybody we got some one Al Alexander if loving you is Ron I don't wanna be right. There is Walt three blind Weiss hit it. At the Curtis my favorite Mark Hurd is my favorite are probably one of my best like one of my favorites. Was with these securities my favorite mark I favored Martin yeah he's got some good ones out there so Chris Berman I think a lot of people even the ones that say they don't like him like you're gonna miss that is not gonna get it nobody else is going to be able to do. What he did. Ever again for the NFL playoffs kick off this week in man and I know why I have. I've bashed a couple games like Oakland Houston Detroit Seattle aren't necessarily something I'm excited for. But I'm just curious kind of getting the polls of excitement because I do love the NFL playoffs and now they're finally here and I think it matters is flying it's the NFL playoffs and it doesn't matter how bad the games are going to be -- we usually don't remember some blowouts and last year that was the Kansas City Houston game attending started everything not sell downing you're starting with the thought I did that in mid isn't. I'm quarterbacks that curiosity. Deceit how ugly a game that raiders I mean could we get a three nothing playoff game loss as we watch it yeah I mean I like those too much else going on in those teams has a chance in hell at winning a Super Bowl or winning another Ollie are done the next matter elite yeah right so you're just watching from one game to see can't Houston potentially lose again like that's the joke for me is that they spent all that money on Brock cost Weiler. He was a bench for Tom savage now he's back at the starting lineup. And you can give doubts in the first round by Conor cook after spending that money in the Osce and even likely to get bad games is there intrigue there. I see where you're coming from it still doesn't wrote media end now maybe. May be just me is an individual betting on the game may help a little bit I'm still just like everybody else like I can say I hate that game. And a lot of people are taxing and omni clued my couch the nation football are you kidding me yeah. I can tell you why don't like that came whatsoever. As I'm gonna be on my judging bomb bonds and drinking beer watching the whole thing just like you and I and it's not just for work. It's playoff football so I can still waiting game I will be glued to my couch because of what's on what's on the line. And I think this Saturday Nike and Jewish by the way you can hear right here on affair between Seattle and Detroit I know for some may be that doesn't have the intrigue that it would if Earl Thomas was playing our Stafford finger wasn't you know banged up and then they had struggled down and down the stretch and regular season but. And I know we'll talk more about that came later rob let. It the ramifications is always sending an I love to look at and in the bigger picture in terms of what does a loss mean for an organization and we just said that for Houston right. They spent all the money on rock cost either they can't get pass car took and the raiders what do they do this offseason and he's clearly not going to be the guy it's not like he's a rookie. You think he's getting continue to develop you just Benjamin week fifteen so. The ramifications of a loss for Houston in Seattle's the same way on Saturday night for me like a lot for what does that mean like if they can't protect Russell Wilson they can't run the ball. And they lose at home to lions. What are later this offseason all the sudden they look at enemy or sand man we spent too much on defense and we need an offensive line. I think they would be saying I really need to go spend a lot of money on an offensive drive by and remember how many might they have tied up though and unfazed Justine players they gave Bennett that exactly and so that's going to be instinct there I did right some things down about the playoffs the list can be really long and a lot of people kind of have their own list and heads of what interest to them about the post season. You know some of the things I'm insisted are the giants gonna have that twenty you know 20072011. Type magic. Or are we for ourselves just think you know it's Eli hey you never know what to do you had a great said earlier for the show where you beset Eli Manning has a better playoff record at Lambeau and Aaron Rodger yes I was listening to Mike in my colleagues when they generally no warning right but yeah they said a Mike in my kneecap that he has a better record at Lambeau in the playoffs their hearts and I go easily to know. But deal humbled to knows better than what Aaron undefeated is hard to beat I know but yup I'm wondering that about the giants I'm wondering if Aaron Rodgers can keep playing the way that he is in the post season even with the defense being as depleted as they are out of practice squad player playing for them this weekend. Dallas with a rookie quarterback running back situation is that going to be fine because of the offensive line or that kind of bite them in Atlanta. One of the better teams in the NFL not really getting a lot of hype in public and then you mentioned the Seahawks lines outcome like you're right what happens of the Seahawks losing. Where they gonna go this awesome because they have main pieces in tackle Thomas will be back. But they're clearly and have to make some kind of move because he can't just look at this team and if they lose to Detroit who's banged up and lost three straight exactly tell me everything's just fine going into next year I. I know Earl Thomas being heard is huge and nobody's gonna downplay that but the offensive line was an issue last year they couldn't get out of the second round of the playoffs hell they were lucky to make the second round of the playoffs Minnesota should have won that game. And then got an indices in the offensive line has been one of if not the worst in the entire NFL Annika come back to by many house in the post season well and even New England. Last year I felt like New England a little bit because I did this we'll continuing and continuing and demeans Super Bowl it was a foregone conclusion and they lost to Denver and then I kind of look at it this year. I stunning new England's at least getting to UC title game. You know Kansas City and Kansas City be a sleeper team what about Pittsburgh in a team Pittsburgh show people that drive. We're gonna destroy Miami and we don't care we have to go to I think they go to Kansas City we don't care we have to go this is who we are in policy. There are gonna run and and I think what I loved about last year's Super Bowl and and maybe think it was a lot situation but I'd love when you have a team like Denver would add. Beverly was one sided I mean Peyton Manning couldn't do a whole lot in the playoffs he didn't do a whole lot in the Super Bowl that was a one sided football team and they took on a well rounded Panthers team that we had great defense and one other three not the best offensively. And they found a way to win it in when that happens it does make you think is there a defense have you and it out there. That's good enough to carry a team I mean you mentioned Kansas City, Kansas city's offense not good enough to win a suitable I love Alex Smith but that's just the fact. You need guys like Tyree kill returning sponsor big plays. But is their defense enough to hold everybody to fourteen to seventeen points they scored twenty and they went in and that's one of those things for you got to look at that side of the balls well. Yes so the NFL playoffs under way this week and don't forget of course she got the Seahawks and lions are right here on 1080 in pregame coverage starts at 3 o'clock. So be sure to tune in. And I text Steve re able and Warren Moon on the call we have Warren Moon yesterday gave some great stuff we also the line's play like claim Indian Miller. Who gave us some really get inside an honest and just admitting Seattle's clearly a better team. Detroit needs a couple things to break their way if they wanna have a chance in this one so I'm pretty excited about the NFL playoffs and speaking of the playoffs. A really simple question and I'd like everybody to answer this one think about it over the break to. Who is more dislike who do you dislike or hate more the New England Patriots. Or Roger Goodell and I'll explain why I'm asking that question next. They coming up in fifteen minutes. There's no law and national treasure just annoying yeah. Yeah he's got some more audio. Of course we love claimed all money on this show anytime we get Bill Walton talk and it's good and I evidently mr. bill long conversation on my vacation so let's talk a little the Walton. Hate sometimes when your team sucks in the NFL. You kinda have to find something to root for. In the post season. I've just always kind of been one of those people I very rarely watch any sporting event. Even if I don't. Dislike any of the teams and I still fine be rooting interest yeah just makes it more entertaining you have to have one of the two teams to root for and of course I am there this year under I believe you are there this year we all have something that is may be pulling how were rooting for them yes Pelosi on the shoulder for an NFL team precisely. And mine is with a team that most people disliked. And by the way even if they get eliminated I'm not gonna be crushed I'm just finding an interest in it. And it's a team that a lot of people dislike they've always hated them they think they're cheaters they don't do it the right way they're over radiated setter accent or who could beat. That is the New England Patriots and let me tell you why I have found myself interested in watching the patriots may be go all the way. In winning a fifth Super Bowl in the Tom Brady era. And that's because of my A just disdain and dislike for Roger Goodell as the commissioner of the NFL. Because there is not being I am more interested in right now. Then having to watch that guy. Hand the players he tried to suspend for four games and ultimately did for something he clearly did not do. And hand him the Super Bowl Lombardi trophy and announce once again for the fifth time in his career he is a world champion I hope we see that Obama. I'm really getting is good chance we see that moment the way New England played this season and in at the patriots are interesting because I've never there's a lot of people especially in this neck of the woods they hate the patriots and I think a lot less knew the fact they beat the Seahawks in Super Bowl I use right and that's a big. That's a big time I'd never end and I'm sure does like to disagree with that have. Ever had the hatred factor with New England. I almost put them in the same conversation and I will with the San Antonio Spurs that I mean but there's obviously maybe a certain level of dislike you don't like to see the same team winning every year. But there's such a respect level for what they do that I cannot allow myself to hate them it's not a team that's put together. That's a super team it's not a team they came out of nowhere just got lucky and won a title it's not a team. They just learned two or three big free agents now all of a sudden the relevant this is an organization that's been winning at a high level for damn near twenty years and I I respect the hell out of that. And I think they're the gold standard of the NFL. So I I would have zero problem and activists and openly rooting for a yes but I would have zero problem with the New England Patriots were inseparable and one. Suppose seizing kicks off you know as if it's the chiefs and Alex Smith L or it's I don't know. Let's Pittsburg gore it'll land like there could be something that transpires that leads me down a different avenue of rooting yep right now on the onset of the playoffs I'm just looking at it and saying. I'd love to watch that just seen that as you on my television of here you go Tom how are that would be tried to take you out per quarter an idea of the season and it didn't matter whatsoever did it. Well we had a conversation yesterday about NFL MVPs and a lot of people shot back at me when I set I think Tom Brady issue when you war because he was suspended well how could you give the award to a guy who missed four games was suspended in. It was an easy answer for me the suspension was bogus he shouldn't have been suspended for four games and I still will maintain. That the further we get away from deflate keep the more we will look back and think. What the hell was alibi outlet but I'd I know but it's still somewhat fresh in our minds and Brady just serve the suspension. The first four games of this season but. The further we get away from that I think the more we're gonna look back the more information that will come out may be a vocal be written about a thirty for thirty will come out. And we're just getting getting continue to think like how dumb was it the Tom Brady was suspended for four games for sending that you could not prove. Happens there's there's going to be three stories right now my lifetime that if my grand kids or my daughters are old and they ask me you know eight. What are three things always remembered sports there are three stories I'll always consider overrated. The first is Tiger Woods in the sex scandal that was the stupidest thing that we help particularly their ballots and how just we had to destroy an athlete. Because he cheated on his wife meanwhile like 80% of the morale they're doing the same DM IND percent of them OK so that's the first the second is going to be deflate date that thing lasted three years before two years before we finally got a suspension. And heating gets suspended because of that he got suspended because he was not cooperating with every. Area of their investigation. And the third for me is probably going to be steroids in baseball. And how his couple got about steroids and people using meanwhile the NBA and NFL. It happens all the time we don't talk about players don't test positive for all the time. It's no big deal I these athletes are using performance enhancing but in baseball all god help us when it was the most entertaining we hated it well in illegal openly allowed yeah exactly so there's always going to be there is those three for me that are always gonna stand out in my lifetime. But for the New England Patriots. I'm way if you I've never well. I'm part of its prob because they've never beaten might team that usually can change things but I also admire when teams do things. That other teams just for whatever reason can't and the spurs and patriots are great comparison. Because yet they did like Indy getting Tim Duncan. They also were able to find and identify talent that nobody else saw and they were able to grow roommate and now you've seen you know we've seen Parker. We seem Bruce Bowen had a stent with them. Stephen Jackson that didn't they head case that went into the stands in Detroit he was a good player for them. They have always been so stable and the patriots say what you want. The only year they had a super team they didn't win the super Lila right in the Super Bowl so defeated and tell the suitable outside of that they've always had this ability to go gay guys nobody else wants or draft the right players and build them up two goal win championship. And I think the legacy conversation is sending ads on the patriot interest because a somebody Texan then they have to Brady's the LeBron awful pollination when the NDP almost every year people always trying to find a reason why he shouldn't instead of appreciating greatness and you know I try to make that same argument. Now yesterday and we talked MVP I don't know if it's quite as clear as LeBron James just because they're different sports and you got a guy like him new new ideas you're last year and Aaron Rodgers who has unbelievable years. And it's not quiet it is night and day is a LeBron is clearly the best player you'll always be the best player at least here in the short term but. Did the legacy conversation is only love to have a sports and I think that's one that maybe we haven't talked much about this season surprisingly. Is the fact that this would be ring number five. SOB is fifth Super Bowl ring you can handle still don't consider him the go. There's still some opted don't do it and not look I think it's a fun debate to have that we talked greatest quarterback of all time many times nor are our tenure as a show but. What a fifth three would mean to him with all the different pieces around him not to mention the fact that he would have to do it without one of the best targets in the NFL that Rob Gronkowski is not planning and that's a guided he's relied on. So heavily in policies and situations and it was a big part of their losing the suitable to the giants last time. And they played him in that game was because Gradkowski wasn't healthy wasn't on a percent. Another big impacts an NEC what he did against Seattle two years ago when that game so if he's able to once again when. And do it this year without Rob Gronkowski amend the legacy conversation is almost cemented adapt. Yet because there was a conversation very brief once they lost go wrong a lot of people wondered out is that the nail on the top and now they're good team but can they really get past. The likes of some of the other teams in the AFC well we've seen the last few weeks it doesn't matter because of how incredibly is how quick he gets the ball out it doesn't matter you pass rush does. The defense is only allowing what 1718 points per game. They're playing really well as a complete unit and so right now you go win. People still don't acknowledge him as the greatest of all time and that's fine. A fifth would almost semantic and I do you know how you argued against I don't know how you don't love Joseph Montana more. Or you can love John Elway more or farmer whoever it is July right right but to like say he's not I'd that would make no sense to me with the fifth championship. What an and I think wins when Brady to whether you do you enjoy watching him what do you root for an whether he's a player that you hate watch we all hate watch certain teams and certain athletes he route again I hate watching the cowboys almost every zip drive that we are those teams and we did for that the one thing I will say I hope everybody does about Brady is he appreciated and at greatness needs to be appreciated in sports because Tom Brady. What do you think he's the best or not he's in a very short list of that conversation of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. And the one thing we know about sports is father time is undefeated gap somehow some way it is not cut up to Tom Brady yet any and 28 touchdowns and two picks this year which is. Unfathomable but. At some point it will catch up to him and and we won't be able to experience the greatness that is Tom what. Look at the Peyton Manning drop off the exact years prior he was or what 55 touchdowns in Denver bone at the drop of a dime he gets an injury and injured hamstring. And then the next year he's is clearly not the same player now used to retire Seawright father time is undefeated he will catch up with Tom Brady. But for me I I just I'm interceded and I mentioned a lot of things in the post season that was kind of driving it right now. As the post season set to kick off somebody text in the saying Brady didn't do it is like saying bonds didn't do steroids no prove you take on bonds but not Brady. I've I'd love Barry Bonds dirt is stitched up shifted their guns and not that it passes and I don't I bought I loved Barry Bonds. But if you think that that's the same comparison yeah that science literally back Tom Brady up. Rebounds head grew by likely sizes and what age 37 I I love Barry Bonds I think he's one of ninety best baseball player of all time but yeah he took steroids. Yeah somebody said I momma diehard niner fan since the eighties and would reluctantly put Brady. At the top sorry Joseph he once Wal-Mart and you look as Joseph had four right JoAnne four. At Joe's for an hour how many I mean does anybody have five. I don't think her breasts and an F five day our he's got he had four right Aikman had nobody lives no nobody I July nobody has no quarterback had a quarterback has yet team this would put him in a class by himself getting so little Charles Haley have five. Charles Haley I feel like has thirteen he was like bill Ross soaring niners in the early every year operators decade he was playing in the Super Bowl he was Robert Horry he does yeah roster there are random guy that's got some other ones but Jeanette bouncer 1990 Haley though had some with the niners know with the cowboys got a little more. I always feel like two people that hate Brady like tells the hate Tom Tom release of two. He dragged. I feel like most people would go total turtle from entourage when they sought to keep Emerson which is Zell likes wind we will put you on me to bring for dinner. She cooked she actually wants to come over. Okay Tom idea remember seeing that clip it's Larry's turtle and on Drudge obviously got during the break is huge giants Fannie is it out until Tom Brady would. You know what I got something to say to you Tom and and Thomas are you Dayton Jamie Lee whatever needs they caddie there. Really nice in and it just rose a modest tells a big fan of hers. At. That's what everybody would be like with Tom Brady hey Bill Walton national treasure. Or annoying 55 you'll find its next of hey coming up in about twelve minutes we will talk about the blazers I was at that game last night it finally got to. And I love with Terry Stotts had to say pregame. I missed it there's a tease Korea and is a good tee dialing up the ladies and Nancy this is what happens when you go is standing a little dizzy don't pay attention to. Traffic is EI I've made an argument media writers hate when I've said this is I've had conversations with some of the other beat writers. I'm wondering if Portland needs to start being kind of a Los Angeles Laker type thing where we have 730 tips are to our traffic is that bad it's gotten to that point I think get off the Broadway exit too old 715. And the last night was a 730 start I got lucky for that reason yeah by the time I even got the doors would tell you leave your house. Probably six. Thirty okay. EA UEA you would think you should be safe than I thought I'd be golden but it did not matter. Is 730 tip (%expletive) that they they are frustrating at times they give you are in the mood to be trying go to bed early on our traffic are reaching appointment it is it has gotten that point and the crowd outside by the way to get into the arena by like 734735. Out the door. We were literally standing in freezing weather waiting for our turn to get inside the stadium ready to play ready to play ready to play come on let's go faster than this. So what title of the blazers got a loaded second hour as well in the NFC wild card games. And talk a little row the boat action which is going to Minneapolis. About let's talk about the well. Bill Walton was on the call a game last night and he had some great clips that really is kind of blown up in the last 24 hours. And I just wonder the simple question is Bill Walton a national treasures he just simply annoys. I love bill Walden in my we talked about this when you were out because he called the organ UCLA game the game that the ducks won with a Dylan brooks' game winning shot and eight he he was hilarious to me like some duck fans thought he was a UCLA homer which he has he always is going to be UCLA homer. He based at the end about fans running on the court multiple times which was a little funny to me I didn't take it too seriously. He's entertaining and that's all I can ask relayed in less you're going to be the top notch of top notch color analyst. Which there are very few I think it in all of sports actually exist if you're not gonna be at that level words so insightful your bowl in my mind during the game. Entertain me for three and a half hours or three hours are rely on the game as and that's exact. We will Bill Walton does okay so wired so Joseph pulled these clips let's play these I I don't know where you wanna start so he was on the call for UCLA in towel. Let's start when Alonso ball once so Walton has something to say after Alonso ball hits a three. I. That is the silver. They should break up the big. We call. A conference of champions you run off the lead by Alonso ball hit the right to the studio. 4424. Invite one you'd. It's. Hello how are spotting that was dead OK here's another way it's just titled first takes Imus this lives so apologies here but it's as Walton and maybe to argument to show the Jill Australia. But 10 AM eastern to do with Stephen Amax and Molly also streamed live on the ESPN map and watch ESP yeah yeah I just I just. Street first tape. Wouldn't you if you put your book tour and spray them. Anytime soon you're on the Mac access you're gonna talk about the national championship when he got out UCLA Haiti could jump off of interstate guys. 440 remaining sample that you were dog bed shall we were don't know how you're youthful. I did not send out our press OK I can't believe you were done in that show you all my goodness Syria is talking about Snoop Dogg is snoop dog clip from Bill Walton. Probably good ideas you thought we view. One thing to have viewers Barr lit up Scripps nuclear rebuild I just wondered who was behind the alteration of the Hollywood sign. On January 1 would. California joining. Pulling into the reasonable. I saw. The game he's sad. Even though I was that night and I do you not like that is the color. The land of the reasonable unloaded outline all right let's do this when this is what's the growl and swagger it does corral and bill llamas. We do strip. Literally just scratched me is that's got a less day of past for you well with that right says. Rolling with it it does so he can do it he doesn't embrace a walk straight into the fire that you can't you can't fight to go along they're broadcasting will not end well for people think that they don't like each other I think it's almost the dynamic that they play up though they for shared you know enemy like sometimes we get iPad somebody tell me outside of the show. Do you wonder like each other. Am I somebody asks Jerry yes and I hate your guts yeah well everybody thinks drop and I hate each other really owe yeah it's weird how that happens even further from the truth yeah. Have consumers really ask you that on yet I was like where do you get that he's a candidate is loosen the show today to tell you is really metals like. Knowing we make fun and southern and that's part of doing a radio show but ever comes across that way I guess so we hate each other's guts are some say Bill Walton was great on those cuts. Win win it's your team and it's a big game of interest. I don't wanna monocle CM II. Guess he was called your you Selig Tim masters they now are one of whatever night it was my united ya but I was that the LS I was like guards I got home I had to watch dressy I wash on the DVR 'cause I knew what happened and it was a big game and wanted to see what. A general in the moment for me but he has he's selling consistent of one night he'll be funny and give you all these great things and other nights it won't be as funny and your interest in the game and he'll just ramble and ramble I ramble. Our brand do you think bill. Is. Sensitive to especially once it gets in the second half if it is a tight game he'll focus on the game if somebody's up to want me. Then he doesn't care is like. He checks out he has no problem right you know I stink don't we sensitive if the games coming down to the wire and it's close and it's in doubt and then he is his attention gets more into the game and what the coaches and players are gonna do. But the minute it's twenty points with five minutes ago forget it he's yeah he's done. Well liberal Joseph brought it up last Friday we talked about this your third or whatever day it was that when organ was getting blown out by cal last year and he grabbed the Glock and should be old. From the band member OS right you started to play clock and she feel on the air and talked about playing it putting it together and Dave Pashtun and you know anything about blockage feels like that's entertaining I'll watch a blowout of bill won't on the call we've got to a couple tweets and some techs that are coming in one from at T Bennett 56 is I want bill want to give my eulogy good times. Another woman on front what is. Says I've always start date passed deserve hazard pay I'm right there like a nightmare about doing a game with Bill Walton and I woke up sweating and just not feeling great about a good time and a half from working with the law as some races I can't stand the wall my friends love them but I think he's like Mike rice more cynical. Another one him in snapper Jones were the same -- C I had snapper was a little better of yeah icing more on the x.s and knows I Sampras was out laid off the wall he played the straight man is dead yet. Somebody says is that swagger giggling in the background it was swagger out legally in the background did so Iger giggle is always silence some of these diseases conference champions are way too much conference is what now the other thing on the teller. It's Wednesday. When that that the ducks huskies' game. But he said it like six times in the first three minutes I I cut that before we headed over when NCR it was you telling us right now apparently Dave passover Alameda County race into the Bill Walton drinking game yet because there's one every time he says conference champions you take a shot you take this waiter whatever and he had no clue what somebody says the only thing that sucks about bill is getting stuck behind a medic concert that mother effort stands with his arms and they're not enough time. Somebody else's always talk and ask about the docs in the blazers and one more I'd rather get. My colon checked by Shaquille O'Neal now. Then menacing messages to Walt that's strong dislike of bill again prostate exam from Shaq got it done excuse me. East. In national treasure or is he somewhere in the middle. I I think is a national treasure program I really do that didn't hit it did you ever hear but there is as this thing where they are trying to put a statue of him in like San Diego and added one at. Yeah I've heard that before he beat put us to chip the law the Portland Baltic that they don't have a statue give us a statue outside the -- senator there are no motives and assess geez we need a belongs to add the lakers are gonna have four before you know what we don't have anything. Loaded second hour allowed to get to in the 1 o'clock hour we'll talk the lines the ox wildcard match up. Mike Tomlin dirt really wants to talk about this Mike Tomlin good great or man. What tiger out PJ fleck going to Minnesota he made that move this morning it was announced or start hour two with Portland trailblazers who got a much needed win it. Barely beating the baby lakers that's next or spray on Portland sports leader 1080 the fan.