18 Burst results for "james conner"
Bill Barnwell on NFL Week 14
"To one bill barnwell. We just watched the now. Ten and three bills beat the now eleven two steelers twenty six to fifteen and i am not certain of many things in this world anymore. But i am pretty certain. They're going to be a lot of babies named josh or in buffalo alone that people in buffalo are named. Ej drew rob tyron. We're all going to have to change their name to josh. Over the next few months bill barnwell host the bill barnwell show podcast. And you can find his indispensable. Nfl column on espn plus every monday. He's also never broken a table that we know of. They'll help me understand this. How did the buffalo bills turned things around after such a slow. Start on offense tonight. This was interesting because the slowest kinda out to these sort of exact start you would want right. I mean josh. Allen was struggling the steelers pass rush was in his face early and often does allen. Started this game seven of sixteen for thirty nine yards with an interception and a fumble alan of the gun. He's back late rush. Throws it down the left side line and it's intercepted that is a great offense was struggling on the side of the ball. It's fair to say but look like the steelers were josh allens head and maybe last year that would have been it. Josh allen never would have recovered this year is different. Josh allen is different and he has a weapon nobody can cover and the combination of allen and stefan digs took advantage of some rare mistakes and misplace. From the pittsburgh steelers allen's a hot stretch started really with the steelers tried to tackle digs on a third in three without hands which is hard. Alan took that playoff field for twenty three yards. And then he got going digs had two catches on plays. Were still defensive. Backs just fell down including a touchdown and now made one great throw against to coverage for a touchdown. Pass to gabriel davis. Cox's arm fires into the renzo caught buffalo touchdown bills. Gabriel davis caught a thirteen yard strike. And a second throw on the run of long pass interference penalty to dos knox. It seemed like the steelers might have figured out the third year quarterback but by the second half it was pretty clear things where the other way around so looking at the steelers now bill. I am curious what exactly has been solved with them because this is a team that went from undefeated not so long ago to losing two in a row now to washington and buffalo so based on what. You've seen these last two weeks. How worried should pittsburgh actually big. There's reasons for legitimate concern here. I mean the defense will the problem at the end of the day they all. The bills scored nineteen points. So i'm not stressed about the defense on the whole he's had some injuries that's going to be a legitimate concern but this is still a very good defense and they are prohibitive favorites still to win the afc north. But i think even before the last two games last two losses there were concerns about this offense. The steelers came into this game ranked thirtieth in rushing offense. Dvr a football outsiders efficiency statistic but roethlisberger was twenty ninth in the league in completion percentage on de passing becoming very erratic deep passer and the stairs basically happened left with an offense but almost exclusively consists of short passes trying to the ball. Out of rothlisberger hands quickly. That's help keep him healthy. Which is great but that offense has one explosive game. Since the start in november and sunday night was not the second we saw the offense struggle in the exact same ways even though they got james conner. They're starting running back back in the lineup. They lost multiple starting offensive linemen to run the seventeen times for forty seven yards. And we're at. The speaker tried to throw deep. He was one of five for nineteen yards with a touchdown and pick now. It's possible the steelers are tired after basically going fourteen weeks without a real by they've had their to buy weeks of course basically taken away due to covert concerns. Remember the one saving grace all year for the steelers. That's they were going. Undefeated was the possibility of getting that week off asks the number one seed in the afc. Now they fall fallen behind the chiefs with bosses in their past two games. The upshot only gives steelers in eight percent. Chance of coming away with the number one seed in the conference talked about last week. That's the only way to get a buy in the playoffs. At this point the stakes happened raised for the steelers. I'm not sure whether they're up to the challenge and it feels like it is only clear that the measuring stick against which all contenders are evaluated has to be kansas city and the chiefs spill. They seem to find themselves in some amount of danger on sunday. Only to escape narrowly against the dolphins and their young quarterback to and tug of lois. Oh after watching. Patrick mahomes ultimately win this game. Thirty three to twenty seven. How did miami put this biggest scare into the now twelve in one chiefs so i will. They did something that nobody has been able to do to the chiefs all season. That's forced takeaways. Patrick mahomes hasn't made any spectacular plays. Maybe this year. Has he did during that. Mvp season his first. Starting your twenty eighteen. But they've been really effective at avoiding. Take ways they haven't had one takeaway in any one given game until the dolphins game against the dolphins homes through to early interceptions to help the dolphins get out to attend. Nothing lead back to throw my extra fake look and dumped it down. Intercepted ball picked second interception up the day of patrick mahomes and while the chiefs runoff thirty consecutive points to go ahead. The dolphins strip mccall hardin inside the red zone to stop possession the second half and then saving howard picked off mahomes in the end zone for kansas city's fourth turnover of the game. Now i don't know if that's a sustainable formula for opposing team's doing from one turnover as a maximum to four. But they were able to get back into the game and the chiefs a genuine battle by forcing those takeaways from an offense. That just hasn't done that. Really aussies
"james conner" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Me. Forever. He's in Maryland are gonNA join US next. I'm just explaining to the audience because it is a funny. It is funny dance we do and I don't mean this as a rip job on James Connor after he's left no less, which is the most cowardly way to do it but he could feel us trying to sort of not agitate him just make him enjoy what we were doing. Yes. It's why you don't really love have employers on. You don't really love having coaches on their few exceptions. Aaron Rodgers would be an exception for you because he's at this point in his career willing to talk about he's not afraid. Yeah, he's just. Doing this for seventeen years you don't think we know that's that's why we do the blink thing we try to make it entertaining if the gas isn't going to be entertaining because in Business Football Mon, we gotTA WE GOTTA, turn it up, and then we have a little game there come on we know. But that's the thing though the thing about it that is always amusing to me is the never ending parade two minutes into one of those of people breathing on our neck reminding us this going well. We see you change it up and then Stu gods and I start dancing and all of a sudden Mike's in here with a tambourine and we're all shaking our heads and James Connor, staring unblinking through our souls and he doesn't need a hold open to run right through. If you really want to help just take a screen cap of his wikipedia and send it to us because we we know one intact going. Well, we got someone else be helpful. was I thinking of Jonathan? VR. I. But if you want to continue this throughout the show where you rub your freckled for head in shame and just mutter under your breath some sort of despondency I've been at the microphone one segment in the national show and I made a Vienna have a Jonathan. If you WanNa tell us the things that you were thinking I'd love that is a threat through the remainder of the show. No matter who I'm talking to or what we're doing you wonder are loud. What it is you're thinking making the way of Jonathan School the Penny last week. So let's not pretend like Chris did made a mistake. On Hajj opinion. Wait a minute. Fingers Connor digital. Linking. Play counters not blinking. All of us are real blinking, but it leads Chris stugatz Catherine within his heritage by making it. Alejandro Pain. Like you. You just totally whitewashed the army soldier Jonathan..
"james conner" Discussed on First Things First
"Know look I in this short window we have. It's GonNa Delay Him getting here. I assume he's not going to be working out while he has the virus. He's resting up from that. It's a little bit of a setback, but and I'm no doctor, but I guess it's better to get it now then to get it later. You know when you're playing games or when you're getting ready closer to the start of the season so I. Guess it could be a good thing in that regard. Nick I just hope. The feels better. I think this is a troubling trend obviously that we're seeing that he gets better for is able to play in Orlando. Well I echo that what I'll say is this and just a little PSA to the viewers? He was a symptomatic. He didn't know yet. He had no symptoms and he got tested and found out he had. Which is a reminder folks where your masks continue social distancing I'm not saying if the shutdown your whole life Nicole Yokich thought he was fun. The and we're GONNA find out. We've finding out in college sports right now. Eligible a lot of people who think they are totally fine and have no symptoms are actually carrying this virus, and can be vectors of it so to be cautious and take the. Precautions we need. Because I do think we're GONNA find a lot of these cases when the NBA ramps up of guys who have it, but had no idea they had. Smart neck stock some bills bills bills our friends over at Fox, but have the patriots as the favorites to win the AFC with the bills right behind him. Based on this video of Josh Allens cannon I know who I just might have my money on I. Just now have to learn how to gamble but wild whom you got. Based on this video. You're going to like one guy. Nick. Bill One AFC east. Aren't any eleven years in a row? It's still it's. Still. Only video steelers posting. He's like enjoying wine relaxing. I mean a little more video from this makes you think the bills are GonNa? Win The AFC east. It's eleven years running the they comes out of Fox or you gotta come through to get the title, and it's not happening for the bills year, sorry. I hate broussard. With them, but I do agree with him I think the Patriots find their way to ten wins, despite the javelin stabbing them throughout the year and yeah, I mean Josh Look we all know Josh Allens got cannon. Is. He doesn't have a great history of aiming the cannon at his own people, so yeah I don't I. I was on the bills last year in Buffalo loved me I was off this year. I think it's the Patriots we are. Two words for you guys. Tom, Brady, he's gone all right. You have.
"james conner" Discussed on First Things First
"Lamar Jackson was, but when I think in the Mark Jackson, he had early. Six touchdowns misses a lot, I think a all the highlight reel plays the run game making people list running for style, doing all those different things in. If you add Antonio Brown I think your expectation for Lamar Jackson. Throwing the football down. The field would be greatly increased, and because of that you'll be thinking well, you know. Maybe he shouldn't be. Baby should be doing these things. Maybe this should be good normal for Lamar. Jackson in so I. Think his chances of winning repeating. NBA feet is slightly lower. Be Diluted Kevin. Wow I went slightly better because I do. Agree with Nick I. think There's a little Russell Westbrook. Like you get the triple double triple double for the season, you, you win the MVP you do it again and it's like our. We already saw that I think Antonio Brown without a new dynamic to the offense that was sort of giving new storylines and could maybe get him is back to back and. move onto clearly the best video of the week. Check this out. See those things upfront. Those are bears poking around cowboy safety how Clinton Dixon's driveway Monday night and stay the guy that just rolled in on a scooter. Ha, HA, Clinton dix. Rate off his scooter dropped it nothing about that. Look at it again. Next year your reaction or let's start with you Brian. Westbrook your reaction to running into a bearer would be blank. would be embarrassing an. Here's the reason why. I made my career. My quickness, my change of direction ability to make people miss now at forty. I, would I. Why would a trip over to scooter? I wouldn't have been able to change direction I. Probably would have full growing China. Go back the other way it would have been embarrassing would not have been a very good. You know I would not necessarily embarrassed I. would have kept the scooter I thought this whole thing was an indictment on scooters, and how efficient they are as a mode of transportation, but if you look at us against the bears, it's shockingly great. He's eight and one in his career. Nick so I think that he should have been far more competent than he exhibited here. Very good against bears listen I'm going to use my time to try to educate the audience. Maybe save a life view things. My reaction would be color coordinated. And what do I mean by that America? Remember this phrase if it's Brown, lay down if it's black. Fight back if it's white goodnight, what does that mean if you encounter a brown bears that means? Means it's a grizzly. You lay down. OPIE leaves your loan. If you encounter a black bears, Jin date, and Yosemite or yellowstone wants Jenna Hi five. You Punch that sucker right in the face and you see what happens if you count are white bear polar bear, it's rap for you. Anyway. Hope you've got a good life. They're high fiving the bear that looks like. I'd. Around White. Go but hold on I. said I'm going to educate. America, or now we're talking about bears, it is a great time to bring up. We're in. Remember the greatest forever to live Corporal Vojtech. You might not know who he is, we might be. Different language wasn't Brim. He helped us win. World War Two. He was part of the Polish land forces. Look it up. America and he was a corporal. You know why he was a corporal because they promoted him. From private when he helped them in Egypt, I believe Kerry artillery shells that humans couldn't carry. He marked with the show soldiers. He smoked cigarettes with the soldiers, and he drank with the soldiers. None of that's made up Google. It W Ojt the greatest ever live corporal, Vojtech thank you Corporal Russell. Or walk away from the segment knowing that I just five a bear. I I. I didn't listen to my color coordinated stuff. There was a lot. There is a lot to take in. I got fifteen point five four is all remember right now onto the reins now. They're offensive coordinator Kevin O'CONNELL said he wants their fifth year quarterback. Kerry Goth to take ownership of the offense in two thousand and twenty. Not who the previous owner was shame on them nick realistic expectations for Jared Goff this season are blank. Jared Goff's name is going be changed this year. His name is going to become jared Goff's contract so a lot of contract talks. What you're GonNa hear the numbers during the year from him or not completion percentage or touchdowns where you're going to hear it. As twenty, nine, million, thirty, four, million, thirty, two, million, thirty, two million. That's his cap hits the next four years. I don't think he's going to be great. And I think the narrative surrounding him. Westbrook is going to be about this ridiculous.
"james conner" Discussed on First Things First
"The Lakers can now sign repre- placement for him and Jr. Smith is emerging as the top candidate. The thirty four year old Smith as played in the NBA since twenty eighteen. He does have some chemistry with Rondo and we did win the title with the King Back in two thousand sixteen nick. Let's start with you. How does all of this now affects the Lakers title hopes as they get ready for restart. Well listen. This is a significant loss and before I, get on the court. I just want to say this. On the front end. I have thousands of per cent support Avery Bradley he's got a six year old son with some respiratory issues I think any parent his position that he's being essentially. You have to choose to waive for my son for three months A. HE probably can't even go with them to the bubble wants. The first round is over I. Totally get all of Avery Bradley Social Justice Work Aside why given his family health situation he's. He's not gonNA play, but on the court is a big deal for the Lakers avery. Bradley's counting stats are not wildly impressive eight points a game, but he he was brought in for a very specific reason, which is his perimeter defense most notably as defense of the opposing team's point guard was a big area of weakness for the Lakers on paper at the end of the season, any filled that void. He was healthy for the most part this year he was top five permanent offender in the League as far as field goal percentage against allowing. Opposing guards only shoot around forty percent, and now the question is how do the Lakers fill that void not just on the roster as you alluded to my pal Jr, Smith probably get signed, but in the starting lineup now every missed around a dozen games this year. Contagious called pope started for him in those games. I personally would prefer. The Lakers consider Alex Caruso starting four. Avery Bradley in these Games for a couple reasons, one is I liked Casey P., and coups Ma being your primary scores coming off the bench in that bench unit and the Caruso lebrons to man lineup. Lineup has been believe it or not. The best to men lineup in the NBA you could argue not does this year, but for the last two years there outscoring opponents by around twenty points per one hundred possessions. They just don't get on the court together enough, so it would be Alex cruises first ever playoff minutes be a big ask for him, but you are now going to have to choose the best of mediocre options so I would leave Kcpt in the bench unit I would sign jr for depth, and I would strongly consider starting Alex Caruso and I would not. I'm sure at some point. Someone's going to bring a on Rondo. I would not even contemplate moving genre of the lineup. Wild but that that's what I think. The Lakers next plan of action needs to be well I'm very confident playoff Rondo. Of course we'll get into that a little bit later I'm. Ali Confident and Jr, Smith and I I. I was wearing like the timeout. Factor is still sort of the elephant in the room. Nikki only played fourteen games since that time out. He calls time out they lose. They lose the next three games. He plays eleven games, and that's a wrap on Jr. we haven't seen him. Since so part of me was thinking like Oh. Is there sort of like this? Like pressure JR is he is. He stressed out about it, but then I saw oddly Kevin Hart in Jr, sitting in the Cold Tub, talking about the infamous timeout and put my mind at ease. Check it out. Before we list of fruit. Realize the thinking. As we've talked to. But I got.
"james conner" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"Come back on the richeisenshow, how? I'm sitting here. I'm sitting here. I'm taking phone calls. Going back and forth. She started Bush? She cheap me like a felt. She talked special teams I you. By your response to start like what did you say whatever I said? That's fair. That's fair. That's fair. Go Bills. That's fair while the other favourite. Go bills, and then she goes tasker. which you know I mean when when. Ten Thousand Yard rushers aren't in the hall of fame and you know. two-time Super Bowl winners like Jim Plunkett in the hall of fame. You want to give up a spot to garner. I'll still have fun with you with special teams. You had me at hello with special teams, sure of course and then. Boom let you line pro. Goes a dynamite. What did she say second? I blacked out after she slagged on my home town like that. Wow What a call! The, she make our twitter feed now that phone call. Yeah now again. This niche line the snitch line is is is is is going to be the NBA for people who call up to report violations of their health and safety protocol out. Everybody believes it's really going to be to snitch on somebody to make sure that they're ineligible in the competition that they're all the bubble community for. So it's GonNa be kind of a lot of people think more of A. Airing of grievances. Anonymous airing of grievances. Kathy Damn name on it. She put her name on it. You call from a payphone. Again I'm going to unpack this for the NBC sports audience for those who may not know on NBC ascend what we discussed at the end of our Youtube Sirius Xm show only yesterday. About the SNITCH line is referring to in the NBA. So Chris get that information ready. Because I think that was part of our Our poll question yesterday I. Think the Snitch Line one it. The snitch line about the aspect of a new. Vote, there's a few minutes minutes left on. It yeah the best amenity of the Disney bubble. A lot of stuff going on right Jason. All right, but there's a lot of phone callers, but when we come back from the commercial break, James Connor will be joining us in when we got a you know reached out to us eighty one James Connor. Calling absolutely for sure I'm really appreciate his story and what he's been able to do, and it's now a book. Fear is a choice. Available now are everywhere where books are sold. and. It's really odd that he talks about what he learned with the National Security Council and you know he wouldn't tests. I'm sorry. That's the wrong book. That's. Everyone's talking about that. Bad, the other book I mean it's just see my twitter feed pop enough about books. There's a book you should buy. We'll get James Connor and a second. Do, you own or rent your home..
"james conner" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"You why. A longtime executive. In this world was best friends but Steve Bornstein old The old NFL. Network boss. Loved playing opponents cold, told Steve a great Randy Moss still now reporting on the Minnesota Vikings. Eight four four, zero four rich number dial here on the rich Eisen show. Caffeine Philadelphia. Let's take her phone. Call here. On the rich Eisen show. What's up, Kathy. Going on what's on your mind? Go Bills Okay I. I'm calling the SNITCH. Recouping Asleep and okay very good. All right. I mean grieving. Hala team. Why is Steve? When you are the best that your position ever. You should be in the hall of fame. It shouldn't matter that he was a goner. County! Special teams. You'll ever. Okay special teamers are hall of Famers to. We've seen it. We've we've actually seen. Understood. What else is on your own? What else? Rich I currently live. But I make girls born and raised okay? Your people. WanNa believe the third part of New York City. Yes fine to take the bus a boat and a mule. Not In New York City. and. The reason why. The Verizon! My plane. Are you sure you want?.
"james conner" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"Think you probably didn't get more like three to five meaning. If you bet five win three, so you put eight bucks. In your pocket, no matter about a minute and forty eight seconds, which think that people over Wall Street would probably take that every day of the week if you can turn five eight for every minute and forty eight seconds, you're working. But how do you turn a three to five shot rich into? Eight or nine to one and that's my goal is a handicapper and most handicappers. How can you do that? You can do that by. Exact is getting exact order. The top two finishers TRIFECTA getting the top three finishers, so there's value there If you don't his law, you're going to get paid, but he certainly looks like the Horse. aright ultra have the floor. How do you turn that into eight two one nine to one you? Got The floor well. You know it's funny. Richie just mentioned eight to nine to one and the two horses that I'm actually going to build. All of my tickets around are the eight nine horse. His the laws eight horse, it'd be the favorite, and I'm also GONNA use the nine horse. Dr Post who is trained by Todd Pletcher who has won the Belmont it seems like a million times and one of the top conditioners we have in our sport and the horses owned by Bennie Viola who to own the Florida, Panther so a little hockey erris. Own some really good horses. He wanted to Kentucky Derby a couple of years ago with always dreaming, and he won the Breeders Cup classic last year with Russell, so he's he knows his way around the bar and he's got some good horse, and this is this is a really talented horse who's coming into his own and again rich with the pandemic. Horse racing and all of our lives put on hold for a period of time. No difference horse racing this I would not have made the triple crown a normal year, just because he did not mature, enough or quickly enough to get them to the races, his three-year-old years so I'm GonNa be playing all of my tickets around the eight, nine, nine eight and hopefully turning that three five shot, and Tis the law into eight or nine to one, so advised anybody that's looking to play and get their feet wet to make sure that the US the nine Dr Post so now is is a mandated. Asked this since you say the the owners the owner of the Florida. Panthers is Paul. Is The Post and Dr Post a hockey? Term it the poster I know I think this is more on a personal level for for many in the Santa Life Staples ended is hockey so yeah no. No No. The Post is you know for goaltenders? The only the only people that love the goal poster, the goalie. undersold that. Question. Tie to hockey as far as I. Know what Dr Polls for vital. Vanbiesbrouck was part of the ownership I. Did you know? Arranger guy and I went vanbiesbrouck with Florida. See I'm trying to connect some dots here here here, you. You know okay, so who else which which else? What other horses other than eight nine, might you? Might you consider here? I think you gotTa look at I think you gotTA. Look at the two horse. Sola Allante, horse that now is. This I mean this is. This is old school. racing here This horse ran only ten days ago. Which twenty five and thirty five years ago. That seems to be pretty normal. Where horses ran, just thoroughbreds ran if they were ready ten days fifteen days after a race. Now this is the horse that will probably be coming from a good distance out of it rich, but sources doing very well. I don't think Patrick being calling the trainer would be would be sending this horse in this situation The horse finished second in the Tampa Bay Derby, to King Guillermo who happens to be owned by Victor, Martinez Longtime Major League all star player for a long time. He owns that Horace King Guillermo. Who might be right now rich? Victor he might have the second made. Probably has the third best horse three-year-old right now in training ready for the Kentucky Derby so an interesting storyline for viewers and listeners out there, but I I would say you have to use the two horses well the one horse topic to wins got a lot of speed, but I think there's some other speed in here. That might put a little bit of pressure so I'm going to build a legacy I'm gonNA. Majority of my tickets are on eight nine, but I think. You certainly have to use a two-horse. Soleil Volante maybe horse underneath? Okay all Righty, so do you take down Chris? You take that down your overall. Okay, all right? Our Buddy Hank Goldberg a pneumatic. And he likes. What does it in modernist number? After after after hammer and in yours, truly we we've got a covered I. Mean we? We've got. We've got half the field. So, what does that tell you okay? Go ahead, but the other. No, no, don't say that you know, but you brought it. Just like Hammer did yesterday where you not only give us your thoughts and maybe can make some people. Some money brought some another wonderful story Yours is uplifting in the fact of your beautiful son Who's now going to give you a grandchild? thought that the entire. Parade for the Rangers was for him and his birthday. That's a wonderful, lovely beautiful story. Just the on the opposite side Hank Goldberg recounted the time that Jimmy. The Greek slapped Brent musburger across the face so that that's on the other things so you but you both brought. It is what I'm saying and we appreciate it. Both circle. We got it all. We got it all covered on richeisenshow. Just Gretna, just glad to be very small piece of. Eddie I love when you're on, so thanks for the call. We'll have you on again real soon. Be Wealthy. You'll be well to Eddie Olczyk joining us here. Eight nine exact exact box eight nine. He likes it. To their..
"james conner" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"Back James Connor was actor Jason. And now. You're rich is. Second Hour here the rich Eisen show. We are live on the air on our friends at NBC SNL hours today. We just had an interesting chat last hour with Evan Drellich of the athletic saying that he believes in the next forty eight seventy two hours. Something has to get done and Major League Baseball. For a negotiated settlement of as there will be some sort of instituted backstop that will lead to grievance and all sorts of a holy heck mess will breakout. A negotiated settlement is the way to go obviously and That's the latest on baseball arise appealed to the twitter verse to see if there's anything breaking Chris Brockman has always at his post to handle all of that Mike del Tufo joining us here in his usual spot here on the rich Eisen show. James, Connor the Pittsburgh. steelers is calling in in about twenty minutes time we'll talk to him about what's going on in his world and whether the he thinks there's going to be a football season. Every player I speak to thinks that there is everybody in the NFL. Front Office thinks that there is Dr Anthony. FAUCI said that bubble community like the one in the NFL NBA setup is exactly what the NFL needs to do. Otherwise they're not going really have a season. Oh my goodness. If. You need to laugh. We do Jason Today. Kaz joins us in our number three. So, okay, we want some sporting action. Talk about, of course we do. We want some action of course we needed. Chris Brockman. Love Action. Somebody needs a new pair of shoes saw baby. That'd be your that'd be your your newborn correct. Well, he h. he needs loss at the. Cage is growing like a we. Are the Belmont stakes, the normally final leg of the triple crown L. Monster tanks that that that that event. You said that into a microphone five. NFL drafts ago I. Think Chris and it's lived. It's lived in infamy forever. Belmont. Stakes it's the stakes. On NBC at two forty five PM. Eastern time, all whole host of cast of thousands Mike to Rico and. Our friend, WHO's back year on the rich Eisen Show Eddie Olczyk how are Ya Yo. Hey Rich Nice to be with you. I heard you say baby baby needs a new pair of shoes. You just SORTA. Coming grandfather for the first. Couple, of week Patti my older son, Eddie my daughter-in-law Erica or a couple of weeks away from Bringing a new fall into this world. And we're looking obviously very excited and hard to believe that My my oldest son turned thirty one yesterday and the quick story, if I could rich. Back in the day in my hockey playing days, I was a member of the New York Rangers back in one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety four, remember we. We won the Stanley Cup and did in the celebration our Family Cup parade happened to be on. June the seventeenth of nineteen, ninety four, and all the families assembled the Madison Square Garden to get on the buses to take us to the floats to go down. In Manhattan Wall Street and Canyon of Champions. What have you so? All the families were there at that time. I had two very young children. My oldest son Eddie, who happened if that happened to be his birthday, June seventeenth of nineteen, ninety four, but he was born in eighty nine, so he was five years old. Obviously, my son Tommy, so we're on the floor and it's about ninety degrees out. I got my sweater on. My. You know it's got my shorts on and flip flops in like a thousand degrees, you got three billion people out there and celebrating the Rangers I compensate for years and I don't know maybe about a mile end of the trip rich my my signed that he my oldest son, whose birthday was that day just? Tugs on my shorts and Kinda. You know waves me down because he's a little, you know. And I leaned on, and he says Dad I go. Yeah, what's up because? Thanks for inviting all these people to my birthday party I was like. What the rest of your day the rest of your life nobody's going to be a letdown because I don't think they let the. Chucky cheese here. There's. There's there's no canyon of heroes and chucky cheese I don't think. So you know, we we. We actually spent some time together yesterday and just kind of reminisce I'm like we're in. The Hell is twenty six years gone and you've got to be a dad here in a couple of weeks. I'm GONNA grandfather, so yeah, so really cool. Since we're, we are talking about the sport of horse racing here If you're a grand child is about to be sired. Do you get a stuffy? Yes, or no all I know. It's probably cost me about two million dollars. I don't think. Rich, as we say in the lingo around the house I don't I, don't I? Don't think I'm getting that bill back getting out. But the joy that is that is arriving soon, Cougar I. Can't wait yeah. And based on a conversation. We had with Hank Goldberg yesterday on our show. He's been our reser and the hammer has been one of our resident handicapper or go to guy for so many years. Now you've joined us. As well, if last couple years on this subject anybody looking to get rich on on bell on the Belmont stakes might have to wait for the next leg, right. Yeah I mean I. Guess You could always look at it rich and again being a horse player my whole life, you look at it and go okay well Kiselov the horse. Is You know the Kentucky Derby was run tomorrow? He would be the favourite, and he's probably the best three year old when he is on his best and right now he's doing well in new. York Bred GonNa. Run into Belmont and we saw. The world we're living in. Let's put it all in perspective. We know what the real world is. The source racing rules in another world and it's entertainment. You know we're going to be working on NBC on. On Saturday I'll be working from home which looking forward to that and handicapping hopefully making people, somebody and a little bit of entertainment, but look at Tisza log sixty five morning line meaning. If you bet five, you win six I, don't think you're going to get. Six to five I..
"james conner" Discussed on Pardon My Take
"Now James Connor another something completely different. Okay we now welcome on a very special guest. It is Pittsburgh steelers running back James Connor. He has a new book out called. Fear is a choice a memoir about his incredible story. Let's start there James for people who don't know your story, and it is an incredible one. You were diagnosed with cancer while at Pittsburgh in college. Your diagnose while you were checking out your knee, correct. Can you tell exactly how it all went down? Yeah, it was the year two thousand fifteen First game of the season my junior year. You know always. Obey junior year after goodyear into thousand and fourteen and I just season ceremony. And during the Rehab for that transmit a comeback, just working out I I knew things were off. In you know shortness of breath or the symptoms I was having, and I can put my finger on it was and after further testing through a little process, those figured out that it was and so it was just crazy Kim about you. Know me being a running back. I'm thinking you know my knees like the worst habits you know you know what was what was next to come. So yeah, it was just like it was a roller coaster. Man who was Journeys been increased journey far, but here it's at a story today, so it's a lesson. I was reading about that, so you. You tore your MC l.. Right against youngstown state. Would it be fair to say that Bowe? Police saved your life then. You know. They everybody played a part knows. was there so after you receive your diagnosis I? Think a lot of us have read your story and heard a lot about you and admire what you've been through. And how you persevered was there were like dark moments in the weeks after the initial diagnosis, or were you always just like dedicate and you were saying okay. I'm going to lean on my faith. I'm GONNA lean on the people around me and we're going to get through this of sure. Sure there was those dark Tom I. Try to you know to remove negatively in because I knew that. Do nothing for me. You know I had a fight ahead of me and say you know what Max Effort, and that is where all folks needed to be on, but it was definitely not being top of my game in college, and it has to do with that, and I'm just watching like all other bags, and everybody wants my teammates to compete without me. Oh definitely rough so. Those dark moments and that's where I side with a book. You know fears a choice. I had a lot of fear if I was going to be able to play again or you best returning top shape so a couple of things, but you know I, definitely leaned on my face, and my teammates, and I had so much support from really everybody run the world. Who helped me get through through e you talking to book about life's plot twists as well and I'd have to imagine and you can tell me the the plot twists that have happened in twenty twenty to America in the World Corona virus. Everything. That's going on right now with people fighting for. Justice when it comes to the police and black lives matter. Do you have a different perspective when big things that happen, you're like look I've. I've dealt with things I know how to overcome these things. Can you cope better than the rest of us? That might be dealing with these tough things in life for the first time, I'd like to think that I had to mature early from what I went through a cancer, twenty one and was forced to do. A ingrown early, but Still hurt and affected by injustice. That's going on in America right now in. Those issues that we're facing I'll fill it and I'm hurting. Fraud or people who lost their lives is is very unfortunate right now. Football kind of needs to take her back seat zoo got a lot of issues that we need corrective. In this country and so, but I think definitely what I went through on to to to understand in an on I, you know I was in a really really dark place, and my hope, a scene, a lion and I got out of there, and in the world and black people are in a dark place right now, but I think they just have hope you know. And no make positive efforts tours towards sanctions than we. You know we can grow. What has been Mike Tomlin's message to the team because I. I would imagine he is you know he's a very noted players coach players I coach. He always seems to have a really good pulse of his team. Wow, is he talked to you guys after you know everything that's gone on. He's been doing a phenomenal job with bringing us together. Knuckles hurting affected by. His father. Went through things he went through now. His son is seeing things, and so it's tough for him. It's tough for all of us on. The beautiful thing about Sopa lists soon our whole life everybody on our team. We've been averse locker rooms, and so we kind of know what a Brotherhood feels like. So during our meetings, we just been China come together an ethical ways that we can make a positive change and and just. Continue to raise awareness more than I already has been and just. Working on something Desk GonNa Better in disability and so We're trying to do I write things though we're definitely talking about it. For the plant place so it sounds like the steelers are going to be supportive of whatever you guys choose to do whether that be kneeling during the national anthem stain in whatever whatever outlet you guys are gonNA focus on here. The steelers have your back on this agreement. We have meant our owners are coaches are statman everybody from the top down were all linked or down with memorial? We noted there needs to be changed so whatever the steelers organizations comes up with me, and my team is I know we're going to be on board. That's great on a little lighter note. Big Ben just shaved his beard and somehow lost. Lost five hundred pounds when he shaved. It I don't know what it was about the thing that he was growing, but it. Definitely it added a few pounds Are you have you? Have you gone out and worked out with him yet or are you excited to play with them? Are you worried about the first time they straps on the walking boot after his press conference and and kind of dangles that thing around a little bit, so we own. We linked up. We were throwing. There was little to release a stone, a Joe Joe and Switzerland man, He looks good out there and so we're definitely excited to have our guy back. Just taking a field with Madurai Dot Ganda to make his job easier and getting that run game going. Buff man his presence alone, just being back out there you know year seventeen forum so and I, you still had those those those butterflies, and he talks about that in essence, woman says play Mrs, play up, so our our level so. I'm excited for for his combat. The whole team rally around it'll be fun. It'll be some special. Have you thought about bringing the mullet back? I I have not this. Not The one that I had eighteen, the first one I had the lines on my head and not look. I'm on Microsoft's up. The back I'm not sure what SARS that one cut with a nod that was retired. Damola is so nice, so you. You are like a Pittsburgh legend. You know you're from Pennsylvania. You went to your on the steelers. What makes wh- define or explain to everyone outside of Pittsburgh what exactly is a Yinzer and what makes Yinzer so great because we love Pittsburgh, man, truthfully Like I said you set up Macau's by president of are really. I'm not even sure the exact definition of a Yinzer I know that probably has to be somebody who this is..
"james conner" Discussed on The Adam Schefter Podcast
"Out. It's just you have learned this. I'm sure better than anybody. The cost football is played every Sunday and their six days in between. It's too much time. You know, it's like just too much time St., arise out everything much time. We have too much free time. They should shorten the week, you know, or they play every three days or something because there's too much analysis that goes into every game about who season is over and what's going to be in the patriots would being buried and they're not the way they used to be and and and you know, wow. Shubra bowl eagles as going to the Super Bowl and James Winston never gonna stood up for a game again, and you know, look at all the early early story lines that are all history ready, and the ones that we're talking about now, maybe history, you know, maybe maybe New Orleans what they are or maybe maybe the next couple of games. It's really tough and we'll be talking about them as you know, you know, three or four losses. So I weighed. I wait till the end and there's only one month that really matters, and that's January and one week that really matters, and that's everywhere. And until then we'll see the lions if they make the playoffs. I think it'd be their division that'd be a major compliment. But I do think that Patricia here, I'll go way out on a limb matching, Matt Patricia will still be the coach at the end. That is saying something about that predicting that Matt, Patricia, we'll survive the season that'll be tweeted about, I'm sure. That's very good. Well, the one thing that hasn't changed the quality of your work. It has been excellence time and time again before sat down to call you. I was thinking like I've no mix about nineteen eighty seven or so eighty six eighty seven. So our relationship spans over thirty years. You've been a friend. You've been an example, you've been a mentor. I thank you for all that and more and I congratulate you on the release of your new book. The next person you meet in heaven atom, it's a pleasure to talk to you and you know, I have always.
"james conner" Discussed on The Adam Schefter Podcast
"I say, I don't even know who that guy was who read my clips and brought them across those news. Room and gave them to fret. But what if he didn't? What have you just throwing them in the trash like most people do? I wouldn't be talking to you right now. So here's a person who changed my life totally. And I don't even know his name. I couldn't think him if I wanted to. So that's all of my life has been like that. That's why he's five people have an expert than, you know, that's what they all find out is like somebody changed your life in a way that you didn't even know, and you may not even have a chance to think them and they're responsible for it. So the answer your original question, though. I couldn't ever seen all this stuff happen to me. I'm I'm the definition of John Lennon quote life is what happens to you while you're busy making plans while I was busy trying to be this, that and the other thing life had something else in store for me. And now at at this age, you know, I'm not done. I'm not finished, you know, but I'm older and wiser, and it's funny the longer I have been in sports. And that the world of, you know, I've done two movies and things like that. This high profile word fame, the more. I appreciate the absolute opposite of the kids that I take care of in Haiti every month who have nothing who were left to die out in fields, and you know, as infants and who wandered around the country for several years of the parents were killed with quakes, just wandering around being picked up by random strangers. My heart goes totally that and and totally away from fame and celebrity and stuff that I've been covering and writing about. And that's letting fame and all that my interest every year, get less and less than that and more and more in in helping the people you'd never even hear about. And that's been interesting to me. I didn't think that my life would turn out that way. So you're touching their lives and not to personalise. But I mean, when I say this, Mitch, you touch and change my life because when I went to Michigan. In nineteen eighty five is a freshman. I had never read anybody the way that you wrote your working spire me motivated me. It made me want to become a sports writer, and I told you, I want to be Mitch Albom. When I was college. I never remember what I told you all the time. Shoot higher. Well, let me but I'm just being honest. And I say this that you help set me on the path that led me to where I am today, and I would not be there without having been inspired by watching you work and do everything that you did, and I could not believe the work that you did with everything in Detroit. Just it blew me away. And you talk about these experiences changing you and these people changing you. How have all your experiences with all these books with all these charities changed the way that you've used sports today? Well, that's a good question. And I have to be honest and say, I just can't get that worked up over some of the stuff anymore that goes on. You know, when I see we're speaking today, there was a fight in basketball game between a couple of guys trying to out macho each other with the Lakers and the Houston Rockets. And I just shrug and go, honestly, you know that that's a big issue who's the tough guy out in the court. And I find myself saying that more and more, you know if the Jimmy Butler situation where you know, how can I play with the team that isn't going to win a championship this year..
"james conner" Discussed on The Adam Schefter Podcast
"Cancer center? Well, when I go back for Texas, like psycho party, I see every everybody, but you know, nowadays is really through social media, especially with being in season, you know, pretty busy, but off season definitely will be making, you know, chill. Rens hospital and everything like that. But you know, I had to reach out when I can. You know whether it'd be through social media messages or or when I have time to go in may of two thousand sixteen you declared that you're cancer free and you began working out shortly thereafter. How has your life changed since you've been declared cancer? Free and how is it affecting your perspective? Ma'am. Just forever grateful that I've opportunity to be back playing a game. Again, a life has changed because you not, I, I'm part of something bigger and football. Now, you know, you know the the Kansas communities like a rather hood allows me to connect with people any color, any race, any gender first hand. 'cause I know what they went through now. So now it's like people who aren't even fancy football or know anything about what they know me as the survivor, you know. So really dislike the audience and people that I've read that that I can connect with is way bigger than just the football audience. And so. So I'll always have reviver our attached to my name. And what's your message to all the people out there who are looking to you for inspiration James, that there's life after and life after tragedy. Never. You can't escape it. I that's number one message and also keep the faith you know through through God, but you know that that wasn't my first tragedy in life, and it won't be my last one. You know, hope it's not as worse as that, but basically, you know, there's going to be tough times in life, but I like to be able to give others hope that when their situation, you know, it'll come and go and and it'd be life after that. So this season's been going great for you so far. What is there left for you to do this season? James. Oh, man. There's a lot of, you know these on paper, but you know, there's when I watched a film. That's the thing that I'm learning every week that you learn something new about yourself, and there's always mistakes after every game. So all matters. There's a lot a lot of football left and there's a lot more can do. You know, just with this with the ball in hands in the ball without without the ball. So we have a lot of football left, so and every week is new week, and I've a lot the proves to. What have you learned from the Levy on Bill situation yourself? Right now? You know, I really haven't been focusing much on it to be honest. I know that there's definitely business sides of it. You know, it's, I know loving, I love the game of football, and I know he wants to be here playing, but that's kinda the part that I don't know is what's going on. I kind of behind the same. So I know he loves the game. He loves to compete helluva player. And so I know if he'd be here, you know, if you if you know things worked out. So really out, I'm not, I'm I'm not really saying much attention to it. I've is waiting to see him when he when he gets back. And when he does get bags going to be a tough time for defense because you know me and him. We bring a lot to the table. That'd be quite a combination to have you and him in the backfield there. Yeah, it'd be so, yeah. Keep doing what you do. James. Got a lot of people pulling for you then a great job, and we wish you continued success. The rest of the way. James, we'll be back in a moment with Mitch Albom. But I, I wanna.
"james conner" Discussed on The Adam Schefter Podcast
"So are the team that they're playing the Jacksonville Jaguars early kickoff again in London, Sunday, nine thirty AM eastern set your alarm clocks right now. What's going to happen to the loser of the eagles Jacksonville game panic from the fan base. I think we can say that, but don't panic as yet. So three and five. Certainly not the star that either of these teams would have wanted after the success. They had last season, but you look since two thousand eleven seven teams have made the playoffs after going three and five in their first eight games that's more than in the previous twenty seasons combined. So lately, the tough start over the first half of the season doesn't mean that your season is over the last time. It happened was in two thousand fifteen. With three teams were three and five through half their season. They still recover to make the playoffs the chiefs Texans and Redskins all did this sees one of the great matchups this weekend, Evan. We've got Aaron Rodgers. Going to LA what a sports, Saturday or Sunday. It's going to be an LA where you have the Rams playing the Packers early on. And then the Red Sox played the dodgers later on in the World Series, but Raja's in LA for all the stores that we have out in LA on Rogers may be the biggest one of them on Sunday. I was he fared versus the Rams during the course of his career four, no against the Rams out, but but this is a little different Rams team. So the previous QB's faced in those four games, Sam, Bradford twice, Nick foles marple jer. So it was four wins his most against any team without a loss in his career. But now he faces Jared Goff to QB's from Cal kind of similar numbers within to this point in in Goffs careers to where Rogers was and obviously a good omen for Jared Goff here, Aaron Rodgers. One is Super Bowl, his only Super Bowl in his third season's started in two thousand ten. This Jared goff's third season as the starter Rams only undefeated team left in the NFL and this is something to keep an eye on. Certainly, I'm sure all these ball Packers fans have this on the radio. Already, but you look at their schedule coming up. It is brutal Rams week, eight, patriots dolphins Seahawks Vikings. Four of those games are on the road. So a tough upcoming schedule in a competitive NFC north certainly have that an Alaskan that I wanna bring up with you. Evan is the Browns in Pittsburgh. Now this new regime in Cleveland, and they've already played four overtime games this year. The record is five at the nineteen Eighty-three Green Bay Packers, but it feels like the Browns are into overtime every single week, breaking hearts, their fan, some weeks coming through and others, but at least being competitive giving idea of the last time the Browns affair will in Pittsburgh. So Heinz field is certainly been house of horrors for Cleveland Browns fans. They have lost fourteen straight games in Pittsburgh. The last time they won was in the two thousand three season just to give you some perspective on that in two thousand three. Baker Mayfield was eight years old. Myles Garrett was seven years old and Hugh Jackson was in his. First year as an NFL offense Nater with the Redskins. So it's been a while for the Brown. So keeping my second meeting this year between these teams weak one, they tied in Cleveland. Baker Mayfield did not see the field necking. So this will be his first game against the rival, Steve. Yeah, that should be a great game. And again, I think the pressure's rising Cleveland. I think you're starting to hear more and more talk about Hugh Jackson, getting more involved in the offense. He's taking that back, but you've got to very strong personalities and Hugh Jackson and Todd Haley, the Browns offensive Cornell show that plays versus I a big game in Pittsburgh, Evan wanna..
"james conner" Discussed on Get Up!
"Huge college football weekend ahead. Let's run the option with Jonathan Vilma, Jonathan of all the games this weekend, which one will have the biggest impact at the end of the season of of thing and North Carolina State yet to undefeated in the woeful ACC. One of them is going to remain undefeated and had the fast track for the ACC championship and the playoffs. Clemson is the team that this is probably the last big spot that they need to get a win and the other one everyone is eyeing a final four spot. All right. What are the most interesting game? Michigan, Michigan state. That's the most interesting because Mark dantonio has Jim Harbaugh is number one in two against Michigan state right now, and he needs this not only four, the playoff, chances before validity. He's getting paid a lot of money and he hasn't produced you reverse Ohio State and wanted to Michigan state Michigan needs this win there. The hot team going in and we'll keep an eye on. Finally, give me an upset this weekend, upset easy. One at Washington state is going to be Oregon. And they've been hot. They liked that they've been playing well, but Oregon is going to have the let down the emotional let down and we're seeing here of great player, but defenses. But Oregon has to win this game. That's going to be tough for them. That's where college game day will be coming up at the busy morning. You don't have a lot of time. So I've got you covered every game on the Sunday schedule. One hundred and forty four seconds. The right hire can make a huge impact on your business. That's why it's so important to find the right person. But where do you find that individual Lincoln? Lincoln jobs mentioned people to your role based on more of who they really are there skills interests, and even how open they are to new opportunities. That's why new hires made every ten seconds easing Lincoln hurry to Lincoln dot com. Slash getup for fifty dollars off your first job post. That's Lincoln dot com. Slash getup terms and conditions apply.
"james conner" Discussed on Fantasy Focus Football
"Yeah overcoat his surviving cancer and third round pick so inspirational played fantastic a during his college career pitt and now a very productive our should say a has a bright future for the pittsburgh daily love him when i went to training camp uh during my little tour india and he was there and he we we had a rain and lightning delays at the steelers ended up sort of under that would they they go to latrobe and has this great high school atmosphere um it's arnold palmer's highschool hidden in the end ads q little town everybody comes out but you're at a high school field and so we kind of have our base camp you're in the bleachers and because of lightning delay all the steelers came running and so we were all like together and james conner was one of the nicest just most play emmy lovely people down there and everybody was talking with them and just other p other guys his teammates the coaches nonstop raving about him so i think that speaks volumes this what kind of person he is and they are really excited about him you didn't get to see him the the entire preseason because they had that shoulder issue yep um and now he's got the knee which will get taken care of but they love him and they're very excited about what he can different than one of the reasons for you'll be aides that uh i'm sure you're bringing up on the list is obviously lamy on bells on a oneyear deal he is on the franchise tag right now is it's likely returns the pittsburgh i dunno i would think that he's gonna returned to pitch for we never know uh they were unable to come to terms on a longterm deal this past off season at of reports were that like he was looking for like astronomical like wide receiver runningback hybrid money not like top of the market value running back but like blow the top off of the running back value a market value so maybe that's a sign in pittsburgh is one of those teams that they draw their lines in the sand and you know they they obviously have immense respect for libyan bell but you never know and.
"james conner" Discussed on Nickel Package
"I think you know that if he's points sixteen games i think it's a no brainer that he goes over this and that i have to take the over but i clearly cannot choose the glass in front of me bill the thing that really makes me wonder is you've written about this before is that lay beyond bells been fabulous during the regular season he has missed some time as recently as two thousand fifteen because of injuries even where's the sky during the postseason and i start to think you know he has consistently been carrying nagging injuries or deaths injuries that keep him out into the post season is this the year where they use james conner more where they obviously have a ridiculous amount of options in the passing game and they and they really try to think about a nineteen games scheduled for lady on bell i realize that's ridiculous sought face but does that make any sense to you so i'm i'm really tempted here to take the under because i think that this team might might really tried to think about the long haul with levy on bell this season this this is great i disagree and i'll tell you why i do believe they are thinking about a nineteen games scheduled for eleven unbalanced not out of the question nickel pull that off across the steelers are one of the favorites to make it to the super bowl out of the air see if the patriots managed to slip on on an appeal or get beat by the stood at some point so not out of the question on the slightest the thing i would say on the flip side of the longterm though is that i don't know that the still expect to have lay down their roster next year right on the financial concerts given that he turned down what appears to be a pretty enormous offer relative to the running back market so they also may be thinking hey this guy's not going to be here next year would have to worry about keeping a healthy for the longhaul let's run about their for three hundred thirty carries and let's get the most added we possibly can and just who'd that he's going to be healthy for this entire 2017 season and then who worry about the future you know during the offseason so i tend to think that it.
"james conner" Discussed on SC Featured
"He had always really like james connor feel like he was very similar to ham you know he'd get chemo and then he go to practice and run drills with a team and andrew way have key mel b in the icu and then plan a baseball game within 24 hours i feel like he felt the connections ahead what capacity featured i'm jan latter april twenty two thousand seventeen d two of the nfl draft think for a moment of all of the emotions that surround this event is excitement and elation and also some disappointment and frustration everyone though will feel some sort of nervous anticipation the fans of each franchises they wait to find out who will be joining their team and of course the athletes who we've been focusing on as they also await their future james conner is one of those athletes others isis for no no pressure this was a my image as release his life has already been drastically affected by his football career but also by the people he's encountered along the way they've changed his life and he has changed there's so this moment is not just important to james conner and his family it's important to several other families who are watching where he'll go on draft day the first one is the o'neill family mom jamie is keeping a close eye from their home in north huntington pennsylvania right outside of pittsburgh i have never won and somebody to do so well in my life i mean i'm a fan but.