NFL Network's Rich Eisen on Callaway Live

One of the most popular sports personalities of the last 20 years, Rich Eisen graced us with his presence on the set of Callaway Live to talk football, his new show, connecting with his fans and even challenged Amanda Balionis to a 40-yard chip-off.

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Released on 8/11/2016

Credits

Starring: Harry Arnett
Featuring: Rich Eisen

Transcript

01:28
(audience murmuring)
01:41
[Man] 20 seconds.
01:50
10 seconds.
02:00
Amanda.
02:01
I'm so excited for the show tonight.
02:03
You know, we have Rich Eisen on.
02:04
Yep.
02:05
And he's got a really popular talk show.
02:08
We have a really popular talk show.
02:11
And I thought that uh, I thought it'd be great, if like,
02:13
the two talk shows hosts, coming together, to kind of,
02:16
exchange ideas, make each other's show better,
02:19
what do you think?
02:20
Yeah, I don't, I'm not quite sure if our show
02:22
is as similar as maybe you think, to Rich's show.
02:25
How so?
02:26
Well, for one, he probably doesn't have his marketing team
02:29
running the cameras and the lights,
02:30
right? Yeah, that's true.
02:31
That's true. Probably not.
02:32
I would assume their budget
02:33
is probably way bigger than ours.
02:35
Okay, I'll give you that, yeah.
02:37
And you know he has a master's degree
02:40
in journalism from Northwestern,
02:42
so he's actually like a really, really seasoned host.
02:45
Yeah.
02:46
I could think of one other thing you forgot.
02:47
What?
02:48
He doesn't have a mouthy co-host.
02:50
Oh, Harry, don't you have a show to go do?
02:52
Oh!
02:52
Live show, no script?
02:54
What could possibly go wrong?
03:00
(upbeat electronic music)
03:05
(audience clapping)
03:14
Hey, hey!
03:15
Alright, how are we, kids.
03:16
(audience cheering)
03:18
How's everybody, wow, look at this crowd.
03:20
Hey, hey,
03:21
'sup fellas?
03:22
Good to see you guys.
03:23
This crowd.
03:25
It's huge.
03:27
Lot of NFL jerseys in the crowd today.
03:31
That's good.
03:32
I'm noticing a lot of people wearing XL jerseys today.
03:36
Nicely done.
03:38
Feel free to mix in a salad every now and then
03:39
when you go to our cafeteria.
03:42
This is Callaway Live, what a great show we have
03:44
for you tonight, I'm Harry Arnett,
03:46
and we got a bunch of kids here today.
03:48
We didn't know that.
03:48
We always rehearse this as R-rated,
03:51
so we're gonna have to keep this PG-13 tonight.
03:54
What a big weekend we're rolling off of.
03:56
We had Jim Furyk shoot the very first 58
03:59
in PGA Tour history,
04:00
I'm gonna hold (applause drowns out speech)
04:07
58?
04:08
Pretty good.
04:10
And then he won the Payne Stewart Award
04:12
that the PGA Tour announced today, which is,
04:14
I don't know if they did that 'cause he had the 58,
04:16
or they were waitin' for him to get a 58.
04:19
And then we had Wes Bryan
04:22
win his third event
04:23
on the Web.com Tour to get the automatic promotion
04:26
to the PGA Tour, I'm gonna let you applaud for that as well.
04:29
(audience clapping)
04:33
All of that.
04:36
Coming on the heels
04:38
of what was some shocking news
04:40
coming from the world of golf,
04:41
really the business of golf,
04:43
when we heard that a very important golf company
04:47
decided not to sell golf equipment anymore.
04:49
Did you guys hear this?
04:50
We have some breaking news.
04:52
We're talking, of course, about
04:55
AJ Voelpel's,
04:57
These Clubs Are Totally Freaking Sick
05:01
and Can Beat Anyone With Them
05:02
Extreme Long Island Power Golf.
05:06
You can go to their website now, you better hurry up,
05:08
'cause they're running a discount.
05:10
AJ.
05:10
Sorry about that, dude.
05:11
Yeah, well, my last line of clubs got rejected.
05:14
[Harry] Yeah.
05:15
The Yo XR Irons.
05:16
I remember those Yo XR Irons.
05:17
Well that didn't work either.
05:18
[Harry] I'm sorry.
05:19
So I'm 0 for 2. Yeah, you're gonna have
05:20
to go back to taking selfies for a living.
05:22
Which will be good.
05:24
So, tonight, we're gonna celebrate all that good news
05:26
with what promises to be our best show yet,
05:28
of the season, of the August block.
05:30
We have Rich Eisen on the show,
05:31
so don't go anywhere anybody, we'll be right back,
05:33
with Rich Eisen, on Callaway Live.
05:43
(upbeat electronic music)
05:48
Virgil Herring here, with another
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Callaway 30 Seconds to Better.
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The number one thing I see in iron play
05:54
that makes people struggle,
05:55
is they come into the golf ball
05:57
trying to get underneath it, and lift it off the ground,
06:00
with what I call upper-level management skills
06:02
of a Baskin and Robbins employee.
06:03
We don't wanna scoop it,
06:04
we wanna twist it, the club down,
06:07
and squeeze it off the turf, with our hands forward.
06:10
So here we go.
06:12
We are in a scoop-free zone.
06:19
(upbeat electronic music)
06:23
Welcome back, Callaway Live, I'm Harry Arnett.
06:26
Amanda Balionis is over here.
06:28
Tending bar.
06:29
I put a new bottle of bourbon up there for you.
06:31
Is that for me?
06:32
Yeah, that's for you.
06:32
Thank you.
06:34
Okay.
06:35
Our guest tonight, you guys know him from days at ESPN,
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he's been the face of the NFL Network since 2003.
06:41
He also hosts the very popular Rich Eisen Show
06:44
on the radio and TV, if you wanna watch that as well.
06:47
You always get excited for the broadcasters,
06:49
don't you Amanda?
06:50
I do. I know, I saw you
06:50
back there. Especially Rich,
06:51
we like football in this house, right?
06:53
(audience cheering)
06:54
It's almost time.
06:55
I like that. Almost time.
06:57
I like the turning of the very hip phrase, in this house.
07:00
That was very nice of you, Amanda.
07:01
You're welcome.
07:02
Please welcome to our show tonight, Rich Eisen.
07:05
(audience clapping and cheering)
07:11
How are ya?
07:12
Good to see ya.
07:13
Good to see ya, look at that guy.
07:15
Wow, look at that, very rugged.
07:16
Very, very rugged.
07:19
Hey, guys.
07:20
Rich Eisen crowd here.
07:21
There we go.
07:23
What Rich doesn't know,
07:25
is I told him behind the set here,
07:28
that he and I actually have a friend in common,
07:30
a friend of mine from college went on a blind date with Rich
07:33
about 25 years ago.
07:35
And I asked him, he goes, Oh yeah, and I was like,
07:36
so tonight, what you actually don't know,
07:38
we're gonna bring her out.
07:39
Wow, that's great. Yeah.
07:40
(audience laughing)
07:42
Wow.
07:43
To walk us through blow, by blow, by blow.
07:45
It's as unpredictable as my golf game.
07:48
Absolutely. Very strange.
07:49
Wow. So a lot of people
07:50
know you from, obviously,
07:51
your ESPN days, and now NFL.
07:52
Yeah. I didn't know
07:53
'til I was looking, you actually got started as a print guy.
07:56
Yes, I was a newspaper guy,
07:58
in college, at the University of Michigan,
08:00
that's an applause line, for some.
08:03
(audience clapping)
08:04
That a boy, I like it.
08:08
Yeah, I worked for my student newspaper, The Michigan Daily,
08:12
and then I got out of college and I worked
08:13
for my hometown newspaper, The Staten Island Advance.
08:16
So I wrote before I got on TV.
08:20
It's been a great thing, for all you kids out there,
08:23
to learn how to write before you figure out
08:25
if you wanna be in TV or not.
08:27
And do you recommend to these children
08:28
I do, to get into sports media,
08:29
yes. I do,
08:30
but you have to wait 'til I'm done with my job
08:32
before you take it, you have to promise.
08:34
And then the ESPN,
08:35
and you really started at what I felt like
08:38
was the beginning of SportsCenter becoming
08:41
just such a cultural phenomenon across the world.
08:45
Yeah, I got there in '96,
08:47
and Keith Olbermann and Dan Patrick were doing
08:50
The Big Show at 11 o'clock,
08:53
Eastern, and Robin Ro--
08:55
Were they nice to you?
08:55
They were great.
08:56
They were great, Keith would just walk by me in the hallway,
08:59
and just say the words, Not yet, and keep walking.
09:03
And then I just realized, so okay, I'll bite,
09:05
what do you mean, not yet?
09:06
And he told me that I wasn't close to doing the type
09:08
of show that I could be doing, that he thought I could do,
09:12
because it was just one big joke.
09:14
I did stand-up comedy in college,
09:16
and I just figured everything was a gag,
09:18
everything was a joke, nothing was
09:21
immune to doing something
09:23
with a smile, or a twist to it.
09:26
And, you know, people watched SportsCenter to find out
09:29
what happened, and then maybe be entertained
09:30
at the same time, so he would tell me that sort of thing.
09:33
But they were great,
09:35
Robin Roberts, and Charley Steiner, and Bob Ley
09:38
were doing the early SportsCenter,
09:39
and I would just look around,
09:41
there were just so many people that I grew up watching
09:44
and also wanted to be colleagues with, I was 26
09:46
when I got there, I don't remember how old I was
09:49
when I met your college friend.
09:51
(audience laughing)
09:54
She's in the control room.
09:55
She is?
09:56
You were 27.
09:57
Very strange.
09:59
Age-appropriate, which is good.
10:02
It was just a wide-eyed moment for me,
10:04
and it was something I'll never forget.
10:06
Who were your big influences when you started there,
10:08
who were the ones that you really gravitated towards.
10:11
Chris Berman is, you know, the man.
10:15
Watching him made me wanna be on SportsCenter.
10:18
Dan and Keith also were guys who, when I was in college,
10:20
I'd just watch them all the time.
10:23
Growin' up as a kid in New York City,
10:24
Marv Albert was the local sports anchor,
10:27
calling the Rangers and Knicks games, with him,
10:31
and I know I'm completely dating myself,
10:33
certainly to the front row here,
10:34
with Howard Cosell on Monday Night Football, I watched him.
10:37
And I thought to myself, that's the type of
10:41
sound, even though he was a unique cat, obviously,
10:46
that's the type of guy I wanted to,
10:48
I was inspired by.
10:49
And then of course, partnering with Stuart Scott
10:51
With Stuart, For all those years.
10:52
Yeah, I know, I got there in '96,
10:54
and Stuart had gotten there in '94.
10:56
And they just figured,
10:57
let's take a Jewish kid from New York, and mix him,
11:00
Stuart's Jewish?
11:01
Yes.
11:02
Oh, oh you're talking about yourself.
11:05
Yes, I'm the Jewish kid from New York.
11:07
And take an African American guy from Chicago,
11:10
by way of North Carolina, and
11:13
we would just bring our own set of cultural references
11:17
to the table.
11:18
And it was awesome.
11:23
Obviously, Stuart had rap lyrics mixed in
11:26
to his SportsCenter style,
11:29
and I would bring Seinfeld references,
11:32
and I remember one time, we'd go to commercial break,
11:35
and we'd take a break, and he looks at me, he goes,
11:37
What was that from?
11:38
I'm like, that was from Seinfeld last week, Stu.
11:41
And he just went, (exhales) Brothers don't watch Seinfeld.
11:43
(audience laughing)
11:45
Just made me sit there and go, okay, yeah, no,
11:48
you don't get me, sometimes,
11:50
the way I don't understand what you're doin'.
11:52
It worked, it really was great.
11:55
I met my wife at SportsCenter, she was a producer there.
11:59
Did she ever walk past you in the hallway and go,
12:00
Not Yet?
12:01
Always.
12:03
Three years, great question, by the way.
12:06
Great question, yeah.
12:08
Stuart watched my courtship with her,
12:09
and now we've got three beautiful children.
12:13
He's just a lifelong friend,
12:16
somebody who I will never forget.
12:19
And I carry him with me all the time,
12:22
he was a big golf guy, too.
12:26
He had a little bit of a, what's the word for it,
12:30
unique grasp of the rules, on occasion.
12:35
His best stick in his bag was occasionally his pencil.
12:42
He was just awesome.
12:43
Just one of the best people I've ever come across.
12:45
Well I remember the thing that I really loved about you
12:48
during that time, and leading into,
12:50
sort of the next phase of your career, was a couple things.
12:53
Number one, huge Braves fan, you're the only guy I knew
12:55
that did a Skip Caray imitation.
12:57
Everybody does a Harry Caray imitation.
12:59
No one does a Skip Caray imitation.
13:01
[Rich] Right.
13:02
I do one, a little bit of one, you wanna hear it?
13:03
Please. 'Cause I met him.
13:04
Be careful, 'cause it can sound like Dudley Do-Right,
13:06
a little bit, from Bullwinkle.
13:08
I walk by, hey, Mr. Caray!
13:09
Leave me alone, kid.
13:10
That's kinda the way it kinda goes.
13:12
(laughing)
13:14
So you do the Skip Caray, but then the other thing,
13:16
was for you,
13:17
That's funny.
13:18
And Stuart, 'cause that joke there,
13:21
One year, at the World,
13:23
I mean, that's all I did, was,
13:24
anytime there was a Braves highlight, I would just, do,
13:26
okay, it's a three, five, four, three double play,
13:28
and a home run, or whatever.
13:29
(audience laughing)
13:31
I would do that all the time.
13:33
Then I went to the World Series one time,
13:35
and the Braves made it, was in '99, World Series,
13:38
I was covering it for ESPN.
13:41
And a whole bunch of Braves people were there,
13:42
and they were like, Have you seen Skip yet?
13:45
And I'm like, uh, no, do I need any sort of heads-up?
13:48
They're like, Yeah, I don't know if he really likes it,
13:51
But deep down, I think he does like it,
13:53
'cause you're doing, Really deep down.
13:55
But really deep down.
13:56
And the he pulled like an old-school,
14:00
big time maneuver on me.
14:02
Which was, when I went up to him,
14:04
'cause I went up to him myself.
14:06
I went up to him just to make sure that he would understand,
14:08
I'm not gonna, you know, back down, if that's a word for it.
14:13
But I was just gonna go up to him and tell him how much
14:14
I appreciated him, and imitation's the greatest form
14:16
of flattery, blah, blah, blah.
14:18
Before I did, I walked up to him, and I said, Mr. Caray,
14:21
I had my press pass around me, and he just went like this,
14:24
to check the ID as to who I was.
14:27
Yes.
14:28
When everybody had told me the entire time,
14:29
He knows exactly who you are.
14:32
And he pulled that big time move on me,
14:34
and I'm like okay, I get it.
14:36
And that's something I will never forget.
14:40
I will always pull that out of a bag of tricks
14:41
and anybody who wants to imitate me, 20 years from now.
14:45
So that's a funny imitation that you have of him,
14:47
'cause that's pretty much spot-on.
14:48
I like to do that, I pull that one out every now and then.
14:50
Every time I'm reminded of stories like that.
14:53
The other thing that I loved about you guys at that time is
14:57
for two big time stars on ESPN,
14:59
you guys always gave each other the space to shine,
15:03
and then support one another, which,
15:04
when I think of your work now,
15:06
Thanks.
15:07
Into the NFL network, that's the same way I think
15:09
that you go about your business ass well.
15:12
My job on shows like SportsCenter,
15:15
when it's a two-anchor show,
15:17
or a job like what I do with the NFL Network,
15:19
I do like to interject my thoughts every now and then.
15:23
But I understand it's my job to make sure
15:25
that everybody gets their say, and plays along well.
15:28
We really do, and with Stuart,
15:31
just a funny story about how
15:33
we occasionally did not do that on purpose,
15:36
is that we noticed there was an anchor on ESPN,
15:39
a guy named Bob Stevens, a sweet guy.
15:42
But he would always end the show when there was like
15:45
40 seconds left, by taking up all 40 seconds.
15:49
And the other anchor would just sit there like this,
15:51
on the two shot, and he would basically give you
15:53
the last story of the night,
15:55
and then say what's coming up next, and then basically say,
15:59
For Rich Eisen, I'm Bob Stevens, thanks for watching.
16:03
And you'd just sit there like this the whole time.
16:06
So whenever Stuart and I were finishing a show together,
16:08
producer would get in our ear, we're like,
16:10
How much time is left in the show?
16:11
One of us would ask, and like,
16:12
Oh, about 90 seconds.
16:14
And they're like, Who's starting the segment?
16:15
Well, Stuart's starting the segment.
16:16
I'd be like, okay.
16:18
This is great.
16:19
And Stuart would start talking, and keep talking,
16:21
keep talking, keep talking, and I would interrupt him,
16:23
because I knew he was tryin' to big time me
16:24
at the end of the show, by saying,
16:26
For Rich Eisen, I'm Stuart Scott.
16:28
We would basically try and battle for that last word.
16:32
And we would just laugh our behinds off the whole time.
16:35
Just havin' a good time over big-showing each other.
16:37
But the show that I do right now, with the NFL Network,
16:40
you now, we genuinely love each other.
16:43
Michael Irvin was at my wedding,
16:45
'cause my wife Suzy worked with him in Fox Sports.
16:49
Ran into him in the streets of New York 13 years ago
16:51
before he got married, saying,
16:53
You wanna show up to the wedding?
16:54
And he goes, Sure.
16:55
And I looked at her as he walked away, I'm like,
16:57
there's no chance he's gonna show up, is he?
16:59
And sure enough, as I walked down the aisle,
17:01
I looked to my left, and there is Michael Irvin,
17:04
in an electric blue tuxedo.
17:06
I was gonna ask, what was he wearin'?
17:08
Electric blue.
17:10
He could've been in the wedding party, wearing that.
17:12
He could've been, no doubt.
17:14
'Cause we were all wearing electric blue, of course,
17:15
my wife picked it out.
17:18
Everybody was just craning their necks to Michael.
17:24
And then the last big moment in my life
17:27
with my wife and family, most recent, obviously,
17:29
I shouldn't say last, but most recent,
17:31
is we had a baby girl almost three years ago.
17:37
We were having a baby naming in our house,
17:39
and 'cause it was football season,
17:41
we couldn't do it on a Sunday.
17:45
So we had to find a rabbi to do it on a Saturday,
17:47
which was tough.
17:48
We found one to do it, and the rabbi says,
17:50
My ceremony has somebody who speaks at the end,
17:55
and just says a few words.
17:56
So I go home to my wife, and I'm like,
17:58
there's only one person who could speak
18:00
at the end of the baby naming, and it was Michael Irvin.
18:03
And Irv got up there and gave this incredible speech
18:07
that he started by saying,
18:08
it's only fitting that a rabbi introduced him,
18:10
because people call him Michael Irving all the time.
18:14
Talked about how family,
18:15
It was a rabbi, Oi-ving.
18:16
Exactly, yeah you got it.
18:21
There's basically family, and fatherhood, and motherhood,
18:25
so important, that's just one of 'em.
18:27
Mariucci's read to all my kids,
18:29
he gave us Green Eggs and Ham, inscribed,
18:31
Marshall Faulk is Uncle Marshall in the house.
18:35
They learned that he just made the Hall of Fame,
18:37
even though it was five years ago, they blow their mind,
18:40
like wow, Uncle Marshall's in the Hall of Fame.
18:42
Kurt Warner's one of the sweetest guys you'll ever meet.
18:46
We all genuinely get along.
18:49
And it's my job to make sure that everybody
18:51
just gets their words out.
18:53
And that you're a fly on the wall
18:54
listening to the whole thing.
18:55
You do the 40-yard dash thing,
18:57
which I think is one of the most unique things on TV now.
19:02
How did that start?
19:02
Well, it started when the NFL Network
19:04
started covering the combine in 2005.
19:09
We did our nightly show from there, NFL Total Access.
19:15
It was taped throughout the day,
19:17
so just like anything in television,
19:18
there's a lot of hurry up and wait.
19:19
You're sitting around, and you're just like this,
19:21
waiting for the guests to arrive,
19:24
or when you're gonna shoot something.
19:25
So I'm sitting in the old RCA Dome, home of the Colts.
19:28
(audience member clapping)
19:29
There you go.
19:30
Peyton freakin' Manning shirt right there, I like it.
19:33
One Colt fan, in the audience.
19:35
There's no other Colts fans in the audience?
19:36
No, absolutely not.
19:38
You need to clap louder, then.
19:38
Yeah, really.
19:39
(audience member clapping)
19:40
You gotta clap louder.
19:42
You'll like this too, if you're a Bronco fan, also.
19:44
So I'm sitting there with Terrell Davis,
19:46
who was our analyst at the time.
19:49
We're just sittin' there, basically like this.
19:51
And I look down, and there's the 40-yard dash line,
19:53
and we're all suited and booted, ready to tape the segment,
19:56
and I just look at him, and I say, TD,
19:58
how fast do you think I can run the 40?
20:00
And he looks at me like that, and he goes, Right now?
20:02
I'm like, yeah, right now.
20:03
And he starts laughing.
20:04
So I took that as a challenge.
20:06
I'm like, just you watch.
20:07
Not a sign of optimism.
20:09
No, no. If he starts laughing.
20:10
Exactly, I took that as a challenge.
20:13
An affront to my abilities.
20:17
I just got up, walked right down,
20:18
he thought I wasn't gonna do it.
20:20
And unbeknownst to me, as I ran it,
20:23
there was somebody sitting in the NFL Network truck
20:25
who hit record.
20:26
And there was one guy who was on break
20:28
who just grabbed his camera and shot it.
20:30
And later on that night, they showed it to me,
20:32
running it, I ran it in a blazing 6.77 seconds.
20:36
(audience laughing and clapping)
20:37
Yeah.
20:39
It's like extreme slow motion, if you ever see it,
20:41
it's still out there.
20:42
Well it took me off of draft boards instantly.
20:46
Full suit though, I mean, come on.
20:48
There are extenuating circumstances.
20:50
So I did it.
20:52
And they surprised me later on that night on the show.
20:54
To show it.
20:56
Then the next day, when we were taping,
20:59
Mike Holmgren showed up, and he goes,
21:00
Do you have that on video, you running that 40 again?
21:03
I saw that this morning.
21:05
We ran it for him, he laughed his butt off,
21:07
Joe Gibbs asked to see it.
21:09
We showed it to Matt Millen, at the time,
21:11
he almost drafted me.
21:12
(audience laughing)
21:15
The Cleveland Browns actually did draft you.
21:18
They did.
21:19
And you could see what's happened.
21:23
Next year, I showed up, and Holmgren asked me again,
21:25
am I gonna do it again, and I just said, why not?
21:28
Started doing it again, and again, and again.
21:30
And then I stopped wearing lace-up dress shoes,
21:34
because one year I blew a hamstring out doing it.
21:38
And those are my two things, my greatest fears is that one,
21:40
I'm gonna get hurt, and two, that it's gonna jump the shark.
21:42
Which means that people just gonna think
21:44
it's the lamest thing, what I'm doing,
21:46
'cause I'm now a 47-year old man, running a 40-yard dash.
21:49
But as of two years ago, the NFL and the NFL Network
21:52
really got on board, and asked people to tweet out,
21:56
or shoot their own videos of themselves
21:58
running in their workspace,
22:00
in whatever work outfits they have,
22:02
and so suddenly firefighters in full, like hazmat suits,
22:05
are running 40s, and people are running 40s in lab coats,
22:09
and it really started to blow me away,
22:12
and we added a charitable component, saying,
22:14
if you wanna hit a donate button
22:16
to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital,
22:19
while you're uploading your video, go ahead and do so,
22:21
and DirecTV,
22:22
which is the home of my daily TV and radio show,
22:26
they started chippin' in, people started chippin' in,
22:28
and we raised a nice chunk of change in the last two years
22:30
for charity, doin' this thing.
22:31
So I'm gonna keep doin' it, as long as I've got two legs,
22:34
and a donate button.
22:35
[Harry] And, I know this, you may not even know this,
22:39
this year,
22:40
Yes, uh-oh.
22:40
2016.
22:42
Yes.
22:42
You set your personal best.
22:44
I did, 5.94 seconds, like a fine wine.
22:48
Thank you.
22:48
(audience clapping)
22:54
That right there is, absolutely, all 74 of you,
22:57
the largest amount of applause I've ever gotten for running.
23:01
Anywhere, at anytime.
23:02
That was definitely polite applause.
23:03
That was.
23:04
And many people thought that the six-second barrier
23:06
would never be broken.
23:07
That's true, I know.
23:08
That was the loud boom you heard in February.
23:10
So when you were comin' here,
23:12
we said to Rich, hey, you wanna run a 40 when you're here?
23:14
And he said, Absolutely not.
23:16
Well, 'cause you can't pull a hammy
23:17
before football season starts, right?
23:19
No.
23:20
You gotta at least wait, 'til,
23:21
You are correct.
23:21
Yeah, so we decided, instead of a 40-yard dash,
23:25
we're gonna ask Rich to compete,
23:26
maybe a 40-yard tripping competition,
23:29
which is only fair, right, and we happen to have these
23:31
great Truviz Chrome Soft golf balls.
23:33
Nice commercial.
23:34
I went with the Steelers colors,
23:35
Love that, yep. Shocking, yes.
23:37
Let's try that again.
23:38
I went with the Steelers colors,
23:40
[Audience Member] Yay. (clapping)
23:41
Still only one, huh? Still only one.
23:43
Still just the one.
23:45
So much for Steeler Nation,
23:46
we're gonna have to work on that, guys.
23:48
Rich, as a Michigan alum, we felt it was only fair
23:51
to give him the Ohio State colors.
23:53
(audience clapping)
23:54
So wrong. Well, the heckling
23:55
got more claps than Steeler Nation.
23:57
I know.
23:58
That's what we're workin' with.
24:00
Check out how we did,
24:01
and there was actually one more thing we had to give Rich
24:03
before this competition got underway.
24:07
So we are gonna give you a Mack Daddy PM Grind,
24:09
Okay.
24:10
60 degree, personally stamped,
24:12
Thank you.
24:12
With the Rich Eisen Show colors.
24:14
I like it.
24:15
Do you love it?
24:16
I like it, says 40 on it and everything.
24:18
Yeah, so are you the only person that's ever allowed
24:20
to hit that club.
24:21
Okay. Okay?
24:22
I'm in. Are you ready to do this?
24:23
Let's see if I can win.
24:24
Okay, let's go.
24:25
This is nice.
24:26
Sweet!
24:28
Alright, so this is gonna be rapid fire.
24:29
Okay.
24:30
So we're gonna let Jeff tell us when to go.
24:31
[Jeff] Here we go, three, two, one, go!
24:36
Oh God, maybe this wasn't a good idea
24:38
to be setting up my balls like that, okay.
24:46
[Jeff] 30 seconds.
24:48
Maybe we'll go with the,
24:50
Rich I gotta tell ya.
24:52
[Rich] It's terrible.
24:53
I don't think we're impressing anybody,
24:54
oh no, oh, oh, gosh, okay.
24:56
[Jeff] 20 seconds.
24:57
I am not good under pressure.
24:59
Oh no!
25:01
I swear, in practice I was better.
25:02
How are you doin' over there, Rich?
25:03
I've got four to go.
25:04
Okay.
25:06
[Rich] And now I hit two at the same time,
25:07
that's a problem.
25:10
Oh gosh, oh gosh, okay.
25:11
You're gonna win, that's a nice one just hit there.
25:12
Okay, thank you.
25:14
[Jeff] Three, two,
25:16
[Rich] That's my last one.
25:17
[Amanda] Oh, get it baby.
25:19
[Rich] Oh, you've won.
25:20
Look at that one, look how tight that one is.
25:22
You only need to be lucky once,
25:23
I know. Sometimes, you know?
25:24
Good job. That was good work by you.
25:25
And you actually have one more, hold on a minute,
25:28
Okay, if you get closer right now with this one,
25:30
you win.
25:31
[Rich] The pressure's on.
25:35
[Amanda] Oh Rich, that was good.
25:38
Oh, I'm (laughs) course I hit a actual one
25:40
with juice on it, that's terrible.
25:42
Alright, well I,
25:43
Congratulations.
25:44
Well, we were both pretty subpar.
25:45
Yes, we were. And not in a good way.
25:47
I appreciate the accurate description.
25:51
(audience clapping)
25:53
What did you win?
25:56
Yeah, I think I won bragging rights.
25:58
For another year.
25:59
Yes, my admiration. But I will say,
26:01
now this kinda brings the idea into my mind
26:03
that maybe I will take on the 40-yard dash challenge
26:06
[Rich] Yes.
26:07
against your time.
26:08
Do it. And we can get
26:09
all square then.
26:09
[Rich] Do it.
26:10
Please. Right now, Amanda.
26:12
Let's go. In heels,
26:13
in six-inch heels. In heels.
26:15
[Rich] No, we won't do that to you right now.
26:15
That was a lot of fun.
26:17
Steeler colors always win.
26:19
We already knew that though, before the,
26:20
Yeah I know.
26:21
Before the competition began.
26:22
I got spooked by the Ohio State stuff.
26:24
Well who wouldn't, in all fairness.
26:26
It was a solid competition, it was a lot of fun out there,
26:29
and that PM Grind I think is gonna do some wonders
26:31
for your game. Yes, I can't wait.
26:33
By the way, the 60 degree,
26:35
I got a little action on it at the end,
26:37
and I didn't need it to check up, but it did.
26:39
I like the lingo, too, that you're droppin' on us tonight.
26:41
Do ya like?
26:42
I just figure, you know, I gotta, you know, when in Rome.
26:44
Yeah.
26:46
When in Carlsbad.
26:47
Well, exactly.
26:48
And we love the lingo so much,
26:51
and you guys know that we're huge Rich fans here.
26:53
We thought, you should call golf.
26:55
I know that you're tied up in this NFL Network thing,
26:58
and I know you got your radio show,
26:59
but one of the things that we always love to do
27:01
when we have our favorite sportscasters on,
27:04
is give 'em a chance to call golf.
27:05
Oh yeah.
27:06
And once again, you guys know this,
27:07
we love to have them call Phil Mikelson's greatest shots
27:12
at Augusta National.
27:13
With the caveat being, we don't have the budget
27:16
to have any of the rights to any of that stuff.
27:18
Mm.
27:19
(audience laughing)
27:20
So, we of course use the same footage
27:21
of our own Ethan Ganot.
27:23
(audience laughing)
27:27
Imitating Phil Mickelson.
27:28
Yes.
27:29
Let's go off the 13, Rich.
27:30
Okay, I left the card back there, can I go get it?
27:32
[Amanda] I got you.
27:33
Amanda, go get it, there's 13, there's Ethan there.
27:35
Okay, there he is, there he is.
27:37
He's on 13.
27:38
He's on 13.
27:39
It looks like he's got a tree in front of him.
27:42
He seems to be gesturing at something to happen,
27:46
Bones is givin' his thumbs up.
27:49
Here's Mickleson.
27:50
Off the pine straw.
27:53
There's a big-ass tree in front of him.
27:55
(audience laughing)
27:57
Look out!
27:59
Look out, but Phil,
28:00
Oh, he did it!
28:01
Undaunted.
28:03
He survives the carom off the tree in the pine straw,
28:06
and the patrons are making noise.
28:08
Ah.
28:09
[Amanda] Wow with the patrons.
28:11
Yes.
28:11
[Amanda] Major.
28:12
Well done, well done.
28:14
(audience clapping)
28:15
Okay.
28:16
Let's go out to 15, this is two years ago,
28:18
nice use of the word patrons. Let's go out to 15.
28:20
[Amanda] Yeah, that was very well done.
28:22
2015, third shot.
28:25
Tryin' to make eagle from the bunker.
28:30
Here's Phil.
28:32
Tryin' to use his famous flop shot, but,
28:36
he missed.
28:38
Phil's famous flop shot is still in his bag.
28:41
And now he's celebrating, even though he has no right to.
28:44
(audience laughing)
28:46
Oh nice, kicking off the,
28:47
It's a great walk here,
28:48
watch this. the sand.
28:49
And he doesn't rake
28:50
his own trap. Patented thumb up.
28:53
Now he's stalking the green, and pumping fists.
28:57
Ah.
28:58
You are a pro.
29:01
Most professional broadcasters get distracted
29:02
by the power lines there.
29:04
No, no, not me. That was excellent.
29:05
No, I saw straight through that.
29:06
I like that.
29:07
Alright, last one.
29:08
Last one. Here we go.
29:09
Phil, the greatest player,
29:10
Oh, this is Phil on 18.
29:12
The greatest player to not win a major.
29:15
About to come to an end.
29:18
Phil Mickelson to win the Masters.
29:21
One putt to win.
29:23
It's on its way.
29:25
And he jumps for joy, in the most un-masculine way possible.
29:30
(audience laughing)
29:33
Alright.
29:35
That was outstanding.
29:37
Nice job, I think they may call ya.
29:40
You know.
29:45
You guys gave me a lot to work with.
29:48
So what are you most excited about going forward
29:50
on the Rich Eisen show, what do we have to look forward to?
29:53
Oh gosh, we're turning two, the show's just,
29:57
still, in a way, in its infancy.
29:59
We're gettin' some great guests
30:01
from the entertainment world, as well as the sports world.
30:05
We're sittin' in this beautiful studio
30:07
that DirecTV has built,
30:09
on its campus there in El Segundo.
30:12
Come on by, we've got people who walk on by,
30:14
and stop by all the time.
30:17
The football season's coming, which is always great.
30:21
As you could tell, everybody in this room
30:22
is all fired up for it, I am too.
30:27
We're on 180 radio stations now.
30:30
We just got this neat new app, please download it.
30:34
Where you can call the show, and get videos from the show,
30:37
and the podcast, with just presses of buttons,
30:40
and videos galore, and it's just great.
30:42
You really don't know how any of that works, do you.
30:44
No, you know, I do know that you just have
30:46
to hit the certain cloud that comes up,
30:48
you press it and it just twirls, and suddenly it shows up.
30:50
Yes.
30:51
These are all technical terms, you may not understand.
30:54
Yes.
30:54
(audience laughing)
30:57
I'm just lovin' it.
30:58
That, and then the football season comes,
31:00
it's a busy time for me, but there's nothing better.
31:02
Well, it's obvious to us, for those of us
31:04
that are fans of yours, and watch you,
31:06
Thank you.
31:06
Do what you do, that no one has more fun than you do.
31:09
Thanks.
31:09
It's been a pleasure to have you here on the show.
31:11
No, please, have me back.
31:13
This went fast. We'll have you back,
31:14
we'll run some 40s.
31:16
Or drink some.
31:17
We'll drink some 40s.
31:19
(audience cheering)
31:22
I like that.
31:25
Thanks for your time, oh let me do this.
31:27
Yeah, go for it.
31:28
We have Jamie Sadlowski on the show next week,
31:30
make sure you watch that.
31:31
For Amanda Balionis,
31:33
Nice.
31:34
And Rich Eisen.
31:35
Good time.
31:35
I'm Harry Arnett.
31:36
See ya next time, on Callaway Live.
31:39
(audience clapping and cheering)
31:45
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32:19
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