Mere hours after announcing his retirement via Twitter, Brian Urlacher joined The Dan Patrick Show to discuss his future. The eight-time Pro-Bowler revealed that there isn't any amount of money from any team that could get him back in the league. He says he is happy to retire in Chicago, where he spent all 13 of his NFL seasons.
We've all heard about Sergio Garcia's "fried chicken" comment by now, as well as Tiger Woods' response to his rival's controversial choice of words. But Steve Sands, who emceed the banquet in question, joined The Dan Patrick Show to explain the actual circumstances that led to Garcia's unfortunate comment.
Sands characterized the event as "festive" and said that Garcia's answer was initially met with laughter. According to Sands, however, there were far too many big names in attendance for Garcia to escape the incident without punishment.
- NBC Sports | NBC on Yahoo! Sports – Tue, May 21, 2013 4:39 PM EDT
Fans of Robert Griffin III discovered his wedding registry and decided to buy him gifts. No harm, no foul. But media outlets are now criticizing the QB for accepting gifts from hard-working Americans. RGIII fired back saying he didn’t ask for gifts, but is still extremely grateful for the outpour of support. Michelle Beadle doesn’t see a problem, but wonders why people are willing to spend their hard-earned cash on a man who makes millions of dollars and someone they don’t even know.
Fielding a viewer comment about women in the business of sports media, Michelle Beadle says appearance and gender shouldn’t be an issue. She says there are “eye candy” reporters on TV that don’t know much about sports, but then there are women “who may or may not be supermodels” that are intelligent, but don’t get the recognition they deserve. Beadle wants to see a happy medium.
- NBC Sports | NBC on Yahoo! Sports – Tue, May 21, 2013 2:06 PM EDT
Should the NFL and NFLPA come to an agreement, football fans could see a major change to the league’s calendar year. The proposal would push the draft back to May and the new league year would begin in early March, causing teams to approach the scouting combine after already filling specific needs via free agency. Mike Florio is onboard with the proposed plan, saying the change is good for the NFL and anyone covering the sport.
- matt_grassie | NBC on Yahoo! Sports – Tue, May 21, 2013 12:22 PM EDT
Skylar Diggins graduated from Notre Dame this weekend, and as if her impending career in the WNBA wasn't enough to look forward to, she received a shiny, silver gift from Jay-Z. (Hint: It has four wheels and is German engineered.)
Michelle Beadle and The Crossover gang discuss.
- matt_grassie | NBC on Yahoo! Sports – Tue, May 21, 2013 12:11 PM EDT
Phil Jackson joined the crew as a live guest on The Dan Patrick Show to discuss his new best-selling book, "Eleven Rings." The former coach explains why the Heat could challenge the Bulls' single-season wins record, why he isn't coaching the Lakers right now, and why he would have been intimidated to meet Jim Morrison.
Also, Jackson compares the two greatest players he ever coached: Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.
It’s been six years since an American has claimed victory at the Indianapolis 500. Back in 2006, Team Penske’s Sam Hornish Jr. beat Marco Andretti to the checkered flag by .0635 of a second in the second-closest finish in Indy history. Since then, two Brits (Dario Franchitti – 2007, 2010, 2012; the late Dan Wheldon – 2011), a New Zealander (Scott Dixon – 2008), and a Brazilian (Helio Castroneves – 2009) have drank the milk at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
But in 2013, the Stars and Stripes may be flying high once more. There are 11 American drivers in the field of 33 for this year’s Greatest Spectacle in Racing, and four of them – including pole sitter and Indianapolis native Ed Carpenter (pictured) – are within the first three rows of the grid.
- NBC Sports | NBC on Yahoo! Sports – Mon, May 20, 2013 2:08 PM EDT
In an interview over the weekend, Bills rookie QB EJ Manuel said Buffalo's new offense was much easier to learn than the offense he had to run at Florida State. Apparently Doug Marrone’s system is pretty easy to learn, which is great to hear if you’re a Bills fan, but Manuel still has to prove to everyone that he can execute the plays on Sundays.
In light of Canadian singer Alexis Normand's struggles during the national anthem at the Memorial Cup this weekend, Dan and the Danettes review some of the worst renditions in sports history. Dan talks about Maurice Cheeks' propensity for being present at disastrous anthems, and the crew shares a good laugh at the expense of the worst anthem butcher ever -- Carl Lewis.
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