“I’m a big fan of the National Football League. Got the Sunday Package. I’m a big user of the product; but, this National Anthem thing has worn my ass smooth out. It was gonna be a 15 yard penalty if you did kneel. Then they said you could stay in the locker room, or out of sight while the National Anthem is being played. All these issues are making – I think the guys that are protesting should be happy because now their issue – if you’re Colin Kaepernick – is becoming underscored and the focus again. I’d really like the NFL to be more about football and getting the fans a great experience and getting rid of this bullsh*t of who’s gonna stand for the anthem, who’s not? I’m a big believer in you honor the flag. Why the hell can’t you honor the flag? Why can’t you protest in another way that’s not so offensive, especially this weekend. It’s Memorial Day. It just doesn’t make any damn sense.”
Ross also revealed his new celebrity crush:
“I’ve got this schoolboy crush on Mariska Hargitay. She even liked some of my tweets. What do you think about that? I’m feeling pretty good about myself right now. I had a crush on her mother too when I was a little kid – Jayne Mansfield. She’s a phenomenal actress. I got hooked on this Law & Order SUV [sic]. I binge watch. I may need an intervention. I’m happy they are coming back for their 20th season on television. That’s like having a long term relationship between wrestlers. It’s just rare that it lasts. I’m glad that she’s doing well and she can retweet me anytime she wants. Mariska Hargitay. Am I too old to have a crush? I’m wondering that. I don’t think so. None the less that’s where we are with that.”
JR gave some unsolicited advice to former WWE Superstar Enzo Amore:
“I see where Enzo Amore has cleared his legal issues in Phoenix. I’m glad to hear that. I’ve always liked this kid. He’s always been polite to me and pleasant. Here’s my advice to him: don’t give any company any reason to not want to do business with you & that advice goes to anybody in any walk of life. Don’t give your company that you work for, that’s paying you, any reason to not want to do business with you. I think Enzo has charisma. He’s athletic. He has a unique personality. Steer the course young man. Just stay out of harm’s way, shall we say, in the controversy standpoint.”
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