May 18, 2018|
The guys talk with ESPN Reporter Marty Smith who is at The Preakness and then talk with new ESPN MNF Analyst Jason Witten and ESPN WNBA Analyst Holly Rowe and more.
The guys talk about the big AFC West matchup between the Chargers and the Chiefs with Louis Riddick before bringing in Tim Kurkjian, Tedy Bruschi and more.
The guys talk with Professional Sports Handicapper Gianni Karalis before going through the Five Point Stance on the NFL and more.
The guys talk with ESPN NFL Analyst Tedy Bruschi about the Chargers/Chiefs game before playing "Love It Or Shove It" with Bubba and more.
The guys talk with ESPN NFL Front Office Insider Louis Riddick about his Bears prediction before talking with MLB Insider Tim Kurkjian about the Winter Meetings and more.
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Knowing if you're on a Friday morning ESPN radio ESPN news presented by progressive insurance a phone guess join as a Michelle pencil performance I'm we plan not an. Happen but British artists like Calvin Harris international DJ because of the royal what absolutely right tomorrow morning we're gonna tell you I you can watch it. Operatives tomorrow early early early morning news the royal. Royal weddings precautionary units. Prince Harry a lot of things and remarkable again mega mart calls father because of health issues will not make it to a waiting so Prince Charles. Will be walking her down the aisle very very call a lot of other prop bets did you couple more here in Fuhrman got all that to get into but of course that's one big thing in Manhattan there's another big thing happening stake as I knew we need to tell you it is huge it's big clear yet if not even close you can we are gonna dwarfed the royal wedding web. Pastor I just an excuse to go play golf there you go Mike explain what we're talking about okay. Here we go we're gonna go play golf or Pinehurst in North Carolina and you for view and through your friend he's gonna get to come with us you have from today until Friday may 25 to enter. And what you're going to win. Three day two night trip to Pinehurst resort. The Pinehurst North Carolina roundtrip airfare. You're in your two guests premium accommodations at Pinehurst resort including hotels meals by just wag from ESPN as well Pinehurst has been unbelievable. In jumping in on this to hold integrate our our retreat strategy session golf tournament which is really just an alternative to scan code ago. Four winners. Each winner gets to bring to friends the tub do you Weaver and were not involved than that if you have more than two friends. Your issues okay but each other for winners brings too fragile that makes up for different threesome. -- overall with one I walked off with one my son Mike well and Stu got twelve sold make up for the actually come for some we think he wrote this point adjacent Fitz is making a big push you out to be part of this group and after yesterday was still I don't know how he might might be outfits and did I say yeah we're gonna have to see eye that the before foursome or at least sell out there. And here's what you need to do. You need to follow us on Twitter act court doing well and you need to tweet to us hash tag it. Golf with GW contest you get one entry what are entry between again now. And may 25 Friday may 25 to tweet to us with a tweet a photo of video whatever you want. Make it good it's your one shot out of the box thinking originality get yourself noticed somehow someway to be the winner. And then we gain our golfing. Pinehurst number two yeah one of the most popular courses in the country. Where that's going to be definitely test our our our limits -- and that we're gonna play the cradle which is a nine hole par three course which is going to be an absolute ball look you you're gonna need to bring you lose a lot of golf balls at at Pinehurst but you'll drive you'll bang O seven and against your head. Trying to keep ball on the green. Mazzulla up there it'll trickle back or either over need to bring it doesn't affect me I don't get I don't get upset in golf I think when you putt I think we ate on a couple of greens Q John. Have a nice foursome at Pinehurst but the ultimate team test is to Tug of war. That. Well that the total -- approach we've still got to Jason this is who got hosed off and we got it right back that should be how we decide could be yet Jason -- still got stuck aboard a battle wins comes with us at anybody tries to take my bureau is revisit your total war by the way it would really be so cruel lesson we left students out of this because it was with a discussion with him with his costar Jack Lira which really means that's probably why and do it he loves golf -- a -- local which probably is why we didn't do that. I hit it and now I don't think so well see if we get as Jason are at risk to take their orbit. State but were going to be there get him progress you get from now until Friday may 25 one entry at Goldman waigel has staggered. All we GW contest what entry via greatest video picture what ever you want. Again June 21 22 and 23. Three days two nights you'll have a ball at pine Hurst who has been fantastic through partners December massively and just remember. Make it good to some of the entries on the odds. They're very good now they are you really you don't ever step this up big up Tom if you wanna join us upon OK go doing go if you. Remind you to tune in this Sunday as opposed they'll two in the stroh's host the Indians. Presented by Firestone complete auto care coverage of Sunday night baseball begins at seven on ESPN radio 7 PM eastern. When he has been radio is generated dot com when the ESP an app and a eight on ESPN and the watch ESP an app. Is a busy weekend we allowed to get into sort start with. And hopefully the trend of the Cleveland Cavaliers will be paid home court will help. Because they're down two games there under the Celtics but the series now shifts to Cleveland in the Eastern Conference finals in the ambience dollar per JR Smith said we have to ramp up or playing too slow or make you LeBron have to play hero ball we have to make more shots which they do he's shooting horribly. He JR is averaging two points on twelve and a half percent shooting in the series. You have heard Tristan Thompson's say. There needs to be more communication. On the floor if you don't wanna communicate it to blot on the bench. So all it is that time we CNET solid Golden State after their game one Victor are reduced to get a little lackadaisical fifteen turn overs. That's kind of been their M all. And they lose that game we expect them to turn it around and Golden State. And we're clear of all with the possibility of going down three zip I think everybody expects on the come out strong and at least get this game if not two games while there in Cleveland yeah. Listen that we we had Jason Terry and earlier he totally expect that'll come out and show the hustle that they didn't have those first two games especially on the defense side meanwhile as we continue. 118 WNBA season tips off tonight with the Phoenix Mercury hosting the Dallas wings put on Sunday. The defending champion links led by Michael Moore and post the 2016 WNBA champs the sparks. And 2016 WNBA finals MVP Candace Parker in a rematch of last year's finals yet in the. Over half hour an hour I talked holly Rowe who's obviously been so great here ESPN for years or more prefer college football. For a number of years she's gonna be don't play by play. I jumping into the boot to employ about what was good driver. Be alongside Rebecca Lobo who we have mock this morning because when she was playing for the liberty you know in the WNBA shoes on Sesame Street. You choose my basketball against big bird you just the last few blue bunny judicial because we saw the editing yeah we saw yet it's quick it's crystal clear we don't missile way the Lampard and she is yet to answer. Are smack talk here now hopefully she will now look look it up on Twitter about what was supposed to be yesterday there was clear that it went to enroll him so she blew the bunny big bird. Big bird got her on her game and I know big birth date 842 inches tall you know but there's no wings fans which is Bob ferber is a seven inch wingspan Dario and I'm in Lucy but this way his forty time. Was about twelve to there you go don't saw and I just I just like during this or record as I've lost too many back to burn any doubt tiger and over the years. Old British double. Joseph you formally invites ticked toward the royal wedding such her alarm for 5 AM eastern in tune in to ABC in a special edition of Good Morning America. If they're older we just Wear hats there's just more silly hats do you look right now all of the just wearing ridiculous that's. All of us and homeowners can see the moments in the couple's big day from the ceremony to their bows her dress the couple's carriage ride around Windsor. Republican all the world guess and the best fashion including ridiculous and we talked about a couple of the prop bets already. That are out there for whom may perform type a wind they're gonna drink the first dance song. And there's also all when Mel make their their pregnancy announcement the first while. The leading man is there any get a good honeymoon in first currently two to five to 201941. Mattel announce a pregnancy this year and then the big one. The queens had asked what color is or have the favorite right now is blue. I nexus paint that we got yellow purple all the colors and are so he's all bets you can make and win money like again. They're not hats. There there art that lipstick on your head there ya that's what they are people where that they're called what stands. Fascinate Ers. Fascinated I'm looking up right now and someone has just like a red plume of smoke sticking up now back of their scope but I got a hat to fascinate us not a right it's not had to fashion is ridiculously. Travel that I don't know you check it. We've put it what do you do with that you probably know that. Is our next guest. Marty ceremonies or does Marty was there where he darted part of you know that the royal wedding you are just at the derby yeah he said he had to bring his wife's hat on the plane for her down and there's no way issues like him checked that had so we had carried out by so let's go to Mardi liven wins or Marty what's going on man. Well first of all gentlemen. I am an expert on the fascinate her that is what I carried on to. American Airlines. It was a suspect package that had to go through the security couples thought after that belt thing you know the TSA Gloria then they were looking at me kind of funny wondered why was carrying lane he's fascinate her but alas. She looked beautiful wearing it so guess what TSA out win. Also this to you guys out of the most important thing they can be discussed this morning. On my way into the racetrack here at Pimlico hole. We got some bad what you're really how you knot winds are we thought you looked Marty you go everywhere we thought you'd be at the royal wedding. Well you think Kerry not to be Brothers are idol without my medicine right thing by I agree similar things in the preakness your top players a little nicer but you're at the preakness. Yes some of the preakness I'm at the preakness in Baltimore the weather is not fantastic. But man it is so much more chill. Then the Kentucky Derby. You know there so much build up to the derby there's twenty horses I'll talk and a legendary trainer Bob Baffert. On Thursday here at Pimlico and he was saying that this is his favorite leg of the Triple Crown. Because of the relaxation factor again in the build up to the derby there's twenty horses verses eight that will run here tomorrow. And it's definitely a very different a year there so much circumstance around the derby and here. There's really an error of the the appreciation. Of the purity of the sport is really cool. Any is as far as the sport we saw the Kentucky Derby run in slop and justify. I get the win there and it looks like it's abstaining look at you bad weather. Yet again. So are we gonna have this bad weather again and I understand Bob Baffert may have a secret weapon for this. But at the thought. Yes we are gonna have the bad weather again Mike no doubt tomorrow morning there's a 100% chance of rain and it raced on tomorrow around 6 o'clock in the evening. We're looking at about 30%. And yes Baffert does have. A weather expert in his own home his thirteen year old son bode. Is a meteor a lot I can't say that work meteorological. The natural gas meteorological yes. Let's let's just go with meteorologist he's like a meeting urology wonder kind. I have two examples at the derby a couple of weeks ago. He had told his father way up way early in the week. You better get ready dad is going to be nasty it's going to be rain endure in the race it's gonna be really sloppy and he was proven correct. Now a few years ago in 2015. When American pharaoh was here at the preakness. He told his dad dad we gotta get out of panic we gotta get out the panic right now it's about to pull war. And he kind of looked down at his son was like. OK I trust you. They just walked underneath the cover. And the skies opened up. In a day luge while deluge they luge I don't know how to say that work correctly either but it really rain taller. So will I'm gonna try to found bode or or Bob Baffert later today to get the forecast for tomorrow. But it's got to be rain and voice. Well listen that's that's great news for Bob Baffert and justified and quite frankly Marty as Marty Smith joins us from the previous it also could be great news for the Belmont because. The Belmont I feel is always the Biggest Loser horse racing when the Kentucky do every winner doesn't win the preakness so as much as Baffert and the people would or would just fire hoping that he wins the Belmont got to be all in on this too right. Well certainly and it's looking really good his odds are one to two. I had never heard of such a thing. Until I was on my way in today listen and you guys and I heard that Elton John's a one to five to play royal wedding is a wonderful up. Like how do you get a won the fop. Certainly justify the going away favorite tomorrow here at Pimlico but it was interesting in talking to Baffert yesterday. He is a huge pane of good magic and he knows how good good magic is in fact he told me as the horses were turning for home. At the Kentucky Derby he basically felt like it was over. He felt like justify had gone out too quickly and was gonna run out of gas he said that horse had every reason to lay down and quit. But he found another gear. And it was so revelatory to Baffert. About how just how good justified surely knows that he won that race. Because most courses with which he's worked would have laid down and he felt like good magic was gonna speed right about a win the Kentucky Derby that didn't happen. Good magic is going to be a contender here tomorrow as well. Yeah I I thought the exact same game I thought good good magical is good was gonna win that good magic is Sydney 321 got to remember though Baffert four for four preakness with the derby oh Victor so. Odds certainly justifies favor node node out about it. Marty cover everything around the country so where this job in the world where does. Dealing with horses and horse racing people fall in Lima some of the other things that you got to do. All of authenticity. And that's equality that I want not only in the people I know. But also in the things I get to cover in the people that I get to cover in this sport just oozes authenticity. There's so much passion. In these borrowers. Among the group that does this for a living for what they do and they are so proud of what they do. And I love that out learned so much over the past couple of weeks being immersed in this industry and in you know with these folks. And I love it I knew nothing about it. Before I got to the Kentucky Derby but I was blessed to spend time with some of the best you've ever done and yet let's go back just a moment. To. How much more she'll it is here how much more relaxed it is here the preakness vs the derby right behind me are there is a barn where the horses are kept okay. When I got here about ninety minutes ago. Bob Baffert I mean this guy is we you know last week at the at the derby we compared in the Nick Saban we compared the Bill Belichick we compared him to Gregg Popovich. Also compared to Richard Petty and NASCAR. Because he has this historic hall of fame resonate. But he gives so much of his time. I watched him stand right over there isn't over there right now I think I see him over there right now you see that shock of white hair behind me hard to miss Bob Baffert that's the gap OK yeah right. But he's been standing out there for ninety minutes chatting with people taking photographs. And it was it out when I walked up I just I saw him with they gaggle of people. So walked up to hear what he was was saying and he basically I I he did say verbatim. I knew the Kentucky Derby was mile and a loose because justify it was such a beautiful horse. And such a a horse is able to react to circumstances. Very well bookmark and I just out I'm a minute this man ami and I'm I'm in on the horse racing with. Well listen you're in on everything so before we let you go I have to ask you this but yet we had John in March when you were doing the marathon you'll go all over the country. Are going to different basketball places. Four NCAA madness a marathon. Then you went to the masters. Then you went to the derby at pier at the preakness. You were also overseas in Paris in France since March 1 how many days have you actually spent at home. Not enough. I do have the best job in the world heard you say that just a moment ago and I love every second of it and I'm so blessed to have it. And it's not gonna slowed element a skinny guy has a quick itinerary update. So I will leave the preakness. On Sunday. I'm gonna go play in coach save his golf tournament out of Tuscaloosa. And it after I do that I am flying. Through Dallas to Phoenix I'm driving up to the Grand Canyon. Four hours the middle of the night. I'm meeting Scott frost Nebraska's new head football coach of course he played there of course he just let UCF tune undefeated season last year. And work on a hike. The grand Canyon's mouth and the mouth of the Colorado River. Boris ul and then I'm gonna turn around the Indianapolis 500 why would you go god bless America. It's that Marty and. It Issa Marty and Marty Marty doesn't stop them wallow parties have a curfew Marty's legs up and rather wide with a Grand Canyon have you ever been before it's one of my favorite things I've ever done in my life. No it. We'll love you know I've never been and I can't wait it's going to be so humbling I know it. And I want to take my kids and and I wanna take Laney and my kids they're like I have this go. Over the next couple years I wanna take my family to the Grand Canyon I wanna take him to mount Rushmore and I wanna take in the Niagara Falls. All of those because. They are I imagine you must be you must feel so small. When you're in the shadow of those places and I'll want to see them desperately Melissa my kids you know two experienced and desperate. I feel small in the shuttle gold everyday otherwise I understand that Marty the Marty party whenever I'm. It's a Marty's Miss America podcast with new episodes every Monday listen on the ESPN app or the apple podcast Marty is always we appreciate it up on the previous Max Marty. Her share of voice. By the way today's national pizza mart national pizza day and were much on some pizza yeah it's not appreciate that he thought about it which are very very good prop by the way I went out was that they the Grand Canyon one timer I don't I'm wondering why when the kids were really young. It is an and Marty is gonna really enjoyed because when you stand there and look at it it is described as one of the most. Awe inspiring things are you do you feel. Like an inch tall you know you're saying my god how can something be so big so mass is so beautiful it is right up you can't explain it no no you you really can't try and then you almost just stop and say you know what I hope somehow someway you get a chance to get out their secret is unreal and you'll see video ultrasound out that even that doesn't do it just does not the UN the silhouetted in with your own eyes two yeah realize what you're looking at it is absolutely fascinating. There are micro here support for the goal we go podcast comes from our friends at rocket mortgaged by Quicken Loans chances are your confidence when it comes you worked your hobbies your life rocket mortgage gives you that same level of confidence when it comes to buying a home or refinancing your existing home loan rocket mortgage is simple. Allowing you to fully understand all the details and be confident. Your getting the right mortgage for you you get started order rocket mortgage dot com slash Mike's. Equal housing lender license and all fifty states and MLS consumer access dot org number 3030. Is. I think it's the other it colts are you drinking of the many other ball goes there. Yeah. An emotional roller coaster surprising. What's not surprising how much you could say if by switching to Geico. Fifteen minutes could save you 15% more. Oh doing your earliest peer radio and ESPN news present about progressive insurance cell phone just join us on the show opens or performance sign and if if you've been listening or watching all four hours a god bless you thank you B what's wrong with you say thank you. You might have noticed a theme would all the music today in the show Mike and there's a reason for that explain the FEMA explain the real British. Singers songwriters because of the royal wedding tomorrow. Be about 5 AM I think coverage starts to be everywhere I don't ABC ABC as well. Receipt everybody wearing the fascinate her which is the crazy looking hat. 5 AM so which I know my wife and nobody your family. In golf of life at all will probably none that I know my wife and daughter will without question will watch the highlights. Yeah for that he had the vero broad broad broad bureau halogen zero skim throw us all again Prince Harry and mega Markel. That will be walking down the aisle tomorrow. Her father went up there walker on the Al Prince Charles is sitting in how are or should they filling in him. Him or maggots father so all a lot of great prop bets and including the color of the queen's hat now you can bet on and not that it's a fastener. Fascinate her fascinating fascinating fastener whatever could fasten to your heads let's please do not want Astrid made. An estimated average just all the fascinated by the way some of them look yeah it is fastened to their head but so that's a big thing tomorrow that will be all over TV's tomorrow. Before we get to the cavaliers and Celtics with Cleveland try to get back in this series when the plane home tomorrow night. Yeah you know I just. And I I must admit when when Charles and Diana got married right I did we as a family my dad made us all get a watch that one. There's that was his business you know there was work for People Magazine is that the right right so I remember that when but. I did a hard pass on the last wedding a proud you did. You didn't kitten and William didn't have somebody around Albany's ever okay and so good for them all a guess highlights later your highlights I really like the are the good kind you know and drive. Hi I'm Scott writes from the National Football League and over is good are his career. With the Dallas Cowboys this man had plenty of them and he's going from one of the most storied franchises in football on the field. One little story Fred Johnson football on television as part of the new Monday Night Football both here. Or ESPN NS four cowboys tight end Jason Witten witness Jason good morning RD man. More uncertain world I don't know what. Well Jason I'm not gonna lie a little hurt arm for those that that we don't know one. We're at the draft Thursday evening you do you owe me and DeMarcus Ware had a nice little function we did together before you left off and went to the draft. Andy didn't you single I doubt that lead out that bit of information to me that you're gonna retire OK unless you wanna tell me you didn't know at that point to make me feel better. That's exactly right I did not know like that are out there at all see the little ball ornament. Sixteen year but. Around that platinum net today. I got a phone call me he is never. Allowed to get. Doormat in seclusion like my and I hope all those fortunate that kind of take that step back and be honest with myself where I am my career. That this city unique opportunity command and that is very America. Believe one storm crooner to belt out Horry and playing tight end a fifteen years here now to another. Great institution like running at the ball certainly a good exciting. I that they go through that process. And that goes the crew are I would wrote BitTorrent game and apple ball. Or were excited had a Jason's gonna be great and by the way I can take your story with goalie can take it one step further. Okay and he probably remembers this the night of the draft Thursday. World didn't set because it's at AT&T stadium and we haven't used in green room there we can go get a makeup get ready brought us up. Well the key the draft is knowing when your bathroom breaks her so you wanna make sure that you get that last bathroom break in before the draft starts as you're in that seat for awhile. Why run off the set and go into the green room and there's a body guard standing outside the green room. These guys as me and so are you take when there might Dow posting the draft I'm going to used to breed and there's like no you really can't avoid dude get out of our way. I walked him and there IC Jason Witten with who is the executive went hop hop. I. Gotta go or whatever that system right yeah. I do remember that you can go anywhere you want the current and their futures show or not you have that status but on the when it came out. The prize temple around and so the ruling. You handled it really well and you know like it uninstall the thought that. We're gonna have a meeting and and one of the suites only partial to meet a man. And that there was a bunch of fans just float around in the sweet so I'm just somebody dot. Gave the dot there are shelling intimate talk about it summation so it improvising in the that in particular. I'm satisfied if I had gone agreement I would have gone anywhere and I don't know I don't want that was a miss unnecessary break Jay Stewart joining us the new new analyst on ESPN's Monday Night Football and so you play ball and Jason won't we all play playing on Monday night was always at that pinnacle as a player you had that night to yourself and now. I mean have you really thought about it yet all the times you've played on Monday nighter watch Monday night football league before you're playing. Now your gonna be in the boot just kind of what that means. Yeah I mean at that and it's very surreal to think that I have the opportunity to sit in that chair. Local about my grandfather my schools were all coaches know that I have some degree memories of the kids sitting around money may. Ultimately are prepared to let these stay up a little bit later Google+ those gains and then they experience a claim on money and that's what all is just had a different feel. And I have some great memories of that and now to join this team. Had that opportunity to call the game it's only game on the the name kind of finishes out the week the senate now. A great opportunity unlike studies show that knowledge and I haven't we were teaching and join this group and it's been a great platform and have a lot on him and so a lot of details of what makes history great game so special. Jason Witten Whitman at witness witness the longtime cut in the Dallas Cowboys now of course where the money not boot him. Dish I think we've learned one undeniable fact if nothing else if you wanna be one of the top premier analysts in football. Play for the Dallas Cowboys because Jason Witten is now on the Monday night Booth Tony Romo was predicting plays left and right all Lester for CBS and Troy Aikman has called Super Bowls. Offer fox over the years so first and foremost are you going to be able to predict plays like Romo did all last season does that fascinated a lot of people. Edit track and a lot of people on I don't know that anybody can do at the level Tony did a religious I think people saw Helena mine works in support in years. I got the experience that can live it out. You know he did that so well and within games when he saw opportunity the give signals in you know that generally north portal it took a while circuit on the clock and the and that's what he did his entire career I got remaining question is transition in the he was foreshadowing plays he had great energy. You and Jim Nantz good partnership there so lot of slot I mean I think that is an advantage of coming right optical all built it. I to have so much knowledge and people living that are so long that will lead to share that and translate over. So Jason you imagine you're preparing to play season until you made this decision and and all the players are there OTA's right now some work you would be right now. So talk about it from that point this the first time in a long time. You ever been on a football field preparing for a season any withdrawal how is a feeling there. I'm sure that a little bit or withdraw right now they're pretty bitten reckon China dive into this came in and doing a lot of work to slip up. Up until they're in new York and yeah I mean you do it for thirty years such a tortilla like playing softball and then it just stops and making sure of course it's going to be a little Poodle was chocolate. I put so much into it in the web prepared in the want to play. And so on 36 now I applaud them dated paper. Three years. Mikey YouTube experience that we dated April to about seven. And welcome. Until it happens and and to have the opportunity to stay around this game. Hand it to be over assured that that you love and give it different insight and actually represent the decal or dad you haven't got released. So it certainly. It's a great opportunity playing for Dallas. And there are some music comes with that but I don't think Troy and Tony to do so it's a wonderful job there really cure that that place in those positions and I hope I haven't seen that the success. So Oregon or talk and Jason Witten ES PM Monday Night Football analysts this year are to be a hall of Famer. In five years if he stays retired which brings me read to my next question. The one thing that didn't happen in your career is a Super Bowl so just. The hypothetical which is the fun thing to do now that you're on the side of of the the microphone. It is say September 8 a highly competitive team for the Super Bowl loses are tied and and they call one Jason Witten. What do you think I will you pick up the phone and listen to a conversation how may that work. No I think that. This ship that sailed you know I thought the surge tell him he's. I hand out loud that opportunity and that was something motivated me every day it's time. I canceled that to win a championship but are realized when I made this decision that. You know that time has passed me in and not a coach early on in my group ourselves is that the circus doesn't stand down on other you know more I thought it was great that I was able. Live in the circuits two at sixteen years. But now it's going to be important and I think they'll make their transition. Won't have to worry about that. Overlooking Ford of that seeing on Monday night's Jason Witten former cowboys data and tied and now part of the Monday night boot. These days and before I let you go I've known you for a lot of years we've done some stuff together we talked to bunch of times but most people don't know you as a really loquacious guy. They still they just Seagates were going out there doing his routes when did you get the inkling that hey this might be something I've wanted to do and talk about football for a living because most people CU as this quiet guy never says anything. There watching it it's sort of a role in Europe and I was fortunate to be captain. Cal Warsaw eleven years so in that role. Most of the time it's putting out fires you know you do not want to talk about major general imminent. Earth or minimize distractions. And so it's it's part of the role that your dad and that's what every captain tried to do Mexico like or leader in the National Football League. So Ali Google has been around the game the last couple years and study some of these guys and oh what a unique opportunity and really. And what we saw went through that process that's up and I really enjoy this challenge. I know it's two different approach it became. You know in the economy of words and when you talk in some of that back here on. And the top back but in all these things that you have to learn by our all the not a lot of respect. Probably get communicate the game and the opportunity to assure that nothing gets the game and so seemed such a good friend Tony goes through could have success. Something I'm really excited about. We'll look forward to a more assertive attitude Jason so thanks much for me it was no we appreciate it and natural talked it down the road adjacent. A little. Jason Witten. That's something you walked out talking about how to play those are my. Also ahead this seedling from the prison that really did it look easier negotiation she has just an amendment might back. I see nothing I tried moving on what happens in Missouri saves in the room are coming up a first for one of our favorites several for thinking which is brought you by some toss a trusted partner businesses everywhere sent us ready for the work day. By the way there is no better player or person to bring him to talk about four thinking. Then our own teammate holly Rowe ESPN WNBA analyst universe if you talk grad and for the first time in her illustrious career this weekend Mike. Is doing play by play the sparkling Sunday at five funniest. Good morning I am a little bad you didn't hear me out but the spice girl because you know background so the English British armed. And either quit by Carl should be included to tell you. I'll just for you how do you. You ask we bring now we can bring you in their because we started the whole show or not but we have one rule rendered dammit what holly wants holly got exactly or at the white relational you what did you get despite but now I holly thank you holly quick question do you own a fascinate her these crazy looking hats. I do not understand Nader actually just read a big lengthy article on what they are and how they got their start. I'm I'm not lying I am trying to plan my day and my schedule around at royal wedding I'm I'm that person. All right you look I'm in the minority are just gonna watch highlights you know on 5 AM is look I get up early enough most days. I'm I'm good to passing at 5 AM on a Saturday morning. So how would grow again doing something for the first time you've done almost everything in your career and I you don't play by play. And we're planning our Sunday around your play by play debuts so I. Tell us a little about what's going on here this is pretty cool. Well. About any cant she get to work with Rebecca Lobo is you know I'll be I I I heard there are probably get a booster. Any chance you get you to back that you do it sees the hall of Famer and that my favorite person you know that I get to work that frequently. Does that that'll be by the secondly it is the rematch again and it heavyweight fight it to Ali Frazier. Per at the WNBA and it is the opening game cricket LER Minnesota lynx could glad I'm out. We're playing an epic games tied for the WNBA championship so bad drama along that we're showing up or. I was gonna say they're like the Golan state and cavaliers they keep meeting. Who's that axiom who are the teams close to these guys that are gonna government challenge. They believe in relation to this year and Dallas believe it or not it patently incredible because they brought in and you add an IBM had laid before them. And now I'm Elizabeth can be so it's so put her a lot like Eric vegan does not gonna be on combination to watch Dallas. And then that other teams that are close to Phoenix and back to all compliment the season yet to wanna Bonner is back after having wind. We don't often say that an athlete she they cover I would maximum earnings after giving birth between. But she's back and attract me back brittney griner back at Phoenix scientist eighteen it will be good again and then it. You waiting for Seattle you know. Rihanna Stuart to bird that compliment. I'm chilled laid. I I think they could be eighteen that could write that they've got a new coats in game you'd and an acutely backing delete their potential. How hero despite what you said you're working with Rebecca Lobo now so you need to you need to adolescent you need to settle something forest because she posted on. Her Twitter feed yesterday the time that she was on Sesame Street. And did the letter O game brought you by the letter always cheap she posted a big bird and she went for a lay up. And then they edited as she went in for a lab to a different camera shot of the ball going through the group we both firmly believe she misled the last you blew the bunny against big bird so. I looked gradually over dinner for a million ask her about it. She won't know that and union got prepared for YouTube and I'll keep people that. Well actually how we guard called her out on their looks and you may lover but I've lost I've lost a numerous attached to her so I I just take time I love her to death but I just have to ripper on air because of all the times I've. Lost pets you. She do you. Only woman there and that grant you that the console on Twitter by collects on you on Twitter quite a bit. All the time every day you don't cheers holly she's mean you think the what you she's big she's a big meanie yeah years mean. He's he's not a nice person. We're here for hall of Famer we we can laugh about what you believe in there and had great pit yeah we we seek. Secretly let your receipt coming up the way Michael in about the giggle behind. Your back I'm sorry but where I was like oh could what do you have heard that I'd vote. It doesn't matter because he'll always live we talked to one last year I made a bad idea may do better make about amended lawless. I'm here you eat yet achieved game winner Dan Guerrero c'mon man that. I blew it bad Bible lesson where winners because we're gonna get you'd watch you and lets you do play by play on Sunday sparks it links and at 5 PM on ESPN two. Are your play by play debut we're looking for to a holly thanks for US already congratulation on the time. On a few old friend of mine I love got me very. Thank you solid ice and payroll holing all the college at the insulin when the service seventies he's great shooter on the sideline when our call a college game sushi my team there we're teammates just. She's fantastic and our Al can messiah I'd love of Rebecca what she does they're going to be a great you're going to be a great broadcast and all that and so missed the she missile would have little honey she missed the bunny on big missile at us so that's a plus we're out of here. Enjoy the royal weddings we can for those do that we'll get be getting up there is zero chance of getting up you're you're gonna have. They're going to be there on the be worth my daughter Sydney in Chicago or she's going to have we have more breaking news. A new update mega market now walking most of the way down the aisle by herself and then Prince Charles will swoop in at the last second like a prince to. I don't even know all I know is that cliff finally did something right today. Allows area. Everyone in the neighborhood knew about other yeah Bobby the basketball boy they call him Bobby wanted to go through some day. So he was always up the driveway shooting hoops but one day because mom Kim Elton told them. Hey you're my punches take up the trash his mum was visiting and bubbly was a grown man he would kind of missed his window. Plus snow wanted to pursue them actually make a basket yeah. But on the other hand Bobby had her help Tyco to save the money on car insurance so we switched and save the so it was all good.