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RUSH: This is Sean in Moline, Illinois. Great to have you on the program, sir. Hello.

CALLER: Hey, Rush, Merry Christmas.

RUSH: Same to you, sir. Great to have you with us.

CALLER: I’m a longtime listener. My daughter is a big fan of you on Family Guy. She misses you on the show.

RUSH: Oh, really? (laughing) I’ve had a couple, three appearances there. You never know when it’ll happen again.

CALLER: Of course. Hey, Rush, I want to change up the subject a little bit. I want to talk about the NFL because it’s the time of year I look forward to football and I’d like to hear your opinion on this. What do you think is gonna happen to Marc Trestman and Jay Cutler?

RUSH: With the Bears?

CALLER: Oh, yeah, the Bears.

RUSH: Well, I know they’re gonna start Cutler this Sunday. He’s back under center. Trestman was brought in because he’s ostensibly known as an offensive genius and fixer, and there hasn’t been much evidence of that this year.

CALLER: Oh, yeah. Of course, yeah. I also see that Rex Ryan is on his way out the door, too.

RUSH: Well, you want Rex Ryan?

CALLER: Well, no, not really. I mean, he was a good coach for a while, but I don’t know what happened. It looked like his wheels fell off.

RUSH: Well, if you want to know what happened to Rex Ryan, I’ll tell you what happened to Rex Ryan. There are two things that happened to Rex Ryan. A, the general manager that they hired to come in — he knew that he was not really desired by the new general manager so he had to change. He had to stop being who he was and had to become a corporate conformist in order to keep his job, trying to make it work. The general manager’s the power broker at any football organization.

CALLER: Oh, yeah.

RUSH: And he was brought in by Mike Tannenbaum, who got fired. So Rex just changed. His personality changed overnight, and I think the lap band surgery has an effect. I think there’s all kinds of things that explain —

CALLER: Oh, yeah, and did you like the game here a few weeks ago on Thanksgiving weekend with the New England Patriots and the Packers?

RUSH: Did I see it, did you say?

CALLER: Yeah, did you watch it?

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: Pretty good game, wasn’t it?

RUSH: Yeah, it was an excellent game. I thought we’re talking about Rex Ryan. Yeah, but it was a good game and it might be a forerunner. Either way, as to your question, I think they’re both gone next year, be my guess.

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