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RUSH: Derrick in Louisville. Nice to have you on the EIB Network, sir. Hello.

CALLER: Hello. Dittos, Rush, from Louisville.

RUSH: Thank you very much.

CALLER: Hey, sir, I got paid last Friday — I’m still working out here in this economy — and I just wanted to get your take on the Super Bowl pick. I’d love to put a hundred dollars on anything you say, sir.

RUSH: You’re gonna put a hundred dollars on what I say to pick in the Super Bowl? I’m not going to pick now.


RUSH: Oh, no way. I mean, you put money on my pick and then if it doesn’t work out I’m going to be getting calls from your lawyer and everybody else wanting to be paid because you’re gonna blame me for it. You put me in an untenable position there.

CALLER: Oh, that’s a shame. Well, any thoughts at all? You called the Dennis Dixon thing. He’s going to be your starting quarterback. I thought you knew your stuff there, Rush.

RUSH: Well, I do. I do, but you’re trying to get me to break the law, maybe. I don’t think you know that, but you’re trying to get me to break the law here. You’re gonna go out and invest a hundred bucks in what I say. Are you going to place this bet in Las Vegas or are you gonna call a bookie?

CALLER: Oh, okay.

RUSH: Yeah, see? (laughing)

CALLER: Right. Well, Rush, I just wanted your take. I hope I see you in heaven one day and we can share a cigar together.

RUSH: Yeah. Anything’s possible. Who do you think is going to be in the Super Bowl? Who do you think?

CALLER: Well, I think you gotta go with the Vikings. I mean they’re returning Favre. If he can just stay healthy, I think they were close last year, I think they’re gonna come back and win it this year myself.

RUSH: All right. What about the AFC?

CALLER: The AFC is pretty wide open, wouldn’t you say?

RUSH: Well, the NFC is pretty wide open, too.

CALLER: Right. True.

RUSH: Nobody’s won a game yet; nobody’s lost one.

CALLER: Yeah, I hear you.

RUSH: What about the Jets? The Jets got Rivas back.

CALLER: Right. Well, I mean in a second-year quarterback like Rivas — or Sanchez —

RUSH: Sanchez?

CALLER: — I don’t know.

RUSH: Well, the purpose having a Rivas is so you don’t have to depend on your second-year quarterback.

CALLER: Right.

RUSH: Right. All I can tell you is I’m excited. Snerdley, do you realize last night, last night was Monday, right? Last night was the last Monday night without NFL football until January? I haven’t even thought about who’s gonna win the conference championships or be in the Super Bowl. (interruption) Who do I think is gonna start off with the biggest bang this year? Let me think about that. You know, it’s only Tuesday. The season starts on Thursday with Brett Favre Brett Favre Brett Favre against the Saints in the Superdome on Thursday night. Then Sunday it kicks off big time, Sunday night. I’ll tell you, the Monday night game, the Jets and the Ravens is — hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo — double-header on Monday night, the Jets and Ravens and then the Chargers and Chiefs in Kansas City. Dallas and Washington on Sunday night. Thursday night Brett Favre Brett Favre Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings. I don’t know, let me think about it, Snerdley, I’m just excited the season is starting. I just have to think about it in a little greater detail.

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