Tyson Bagent | An Affiliate Hero | NFL Quarterback | Chicago Bears

Sevan Matossian (00:00):

You are letting the hair grow out

Tyson Bagent (00:02):

For three years. I’m going to let it go. Try to make it look like Tarzan length.

Sevan Matossian (00:06):

Three years. I just wrote it down three years. Like Tarzan. Hey dude, if you let it get that long. I heard people can pull your hair when they tackle you.

Tyson Bagent (00:15):

Yeah, they can

Sevan Matossian (00:18):

Legit some.

Tyson Bagent (00:19):

You remember Troy Polamalu?

Sevan Matossian (00:21):


Tyson Bagent (00:23):

So you should look up Troy Polamalu hair tackle

Sevan Matossian (00:27):

And it’s legit. How do they justify that? Just because, hey, it’s on you if you let that shit hang out of your helmet.

Tyson Bagent (00:32):

Yeah. Yeah, I guess. Yeah, it should be. It should. Like, I don’t know. I feel like it should be a flag. I feel like that would make sense.

Sevan Matossian (00:41):

Well, part of it, I guess the justification is that it’s blocking your back or your jersey or your shoulders, which are legitimate places to tackle.

Tyson Bagent (00:53):

Yeah. I guess if you have a shirt hanging out of your jersey, you can use that to tackle too. So I guess it’s kind of the same thing. It’s just an extension of yourself.

Sevan Matossian (01:04):

You can tackle pretty much anyone any way you want, right? I mean obviously you can’t kick them or you’re not supposed to. I’m aware of clipping. Oh my goodness. That’s what he was just talking about. That’s Troy. Oh my goodness. Hey, what’s the etiquette on that? Does he get in trouble? Oh, he doesn’t even let, wow. He’s committed. Who tackled him? Who was that guy?

Tyson Bagent (01:28):

I have no clue.

Sevan Matossian (01:29):

No. Wow,

Tyson Bagent (01:32):

That’s amazing.

Sevan Matossian (01:34):

Hey dude. At that point, but you could grab someone at the jersey or if your fingers went into their cleat in the UFC, you can’t grab inside someone’s glove, but you could reach and grab someone. If you caught someone’s foot, you could put your fingers inside their shoe and pull them down, right?

Tyson Bagent (01:48):

Yeah. All right. So you can’t grab their face mask. You can’t grab their horse collar pad like the horse collar

Sevan Matossian (01:56):


Tyson Bagent (01:58):

And you can’t trip.

Sevan Matossian (02:01):

What constitutes tripping? Like kick them. You

Tyson Bagent (02:03):

Can’t stick your foot out. You can’t stick your foot out or your knee out and trips somebody.

Sevan Matossian (02:07):

Oh. So if you’re alignment and running back goes by you, you can’t kind of reach out with your foot?

Tyson Bagent (02:14):

No flag.

Sevan Matossian (02:15):

Wow. That’s a tough instinct to shut

Tyson Bagent (02:20):

Down. I feel like that’s a tough one to see as a ref. You’re seeing all this shit go at a million miles an hour and then you’re telling me you see somebody barely stick their foot out. That’s crazy to me. But yeah, it’s a thing.

Sevan Matossian (02:33):

Mason Mitchell, are we going to go over all the rules? Yes. Hold on. How many downs are there, Tyson? Are there ever five downs? Hey, I’ve got so many football questions and one of the things I asked someone the other day yesterday, because everyone I know who knows you now is talking about football, right? Everyone’s an expert now. It’s cool. Even me, if you run out of the back of the end zone, that’s a safety too. So even if you don’t get tackled, and someone was telling me that there’s some guy who’s famous for it, I forget his name. It was some name I can’t pronou

Tyson Bagent (03:09):


Sevan Matossian (03:10):

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Tyson Bagent (03:14):

He was dropping back and was like, then he started running and he ran out of the back of the end zone on accident.

Sevan Matossian (03:20):

Oh man. You’ve been playing football since you’re how old?

Tyson Bagent (03:25):


Sevan Matossian (03:26):

Have you ever run out of the back of the end zone?

Tyson Bagent (03:28):

No. No.

Sevan Matossian (03:29):

Never once,

Tyson Bagent (03:30):

Knock on wood. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten to safety.

Sevan Matossian (03:33):

Nobody. Wow, okay.

Tyson Bagent (03:34):

Thank God. Yeah, that would be terrible.

Sevan Matossian (03:38):

Hey, what do they do when they’re going to punt a ball? How much room do they need? Behind the snap or behind the line? The line of scrimmage. I

Tyson Bagent (03:46):

Want to say it’s like 15 yards.

Sevan Matossian (03:48):

So what do you do if you’re on the, does that ever, I’m assuming that happens you’re on the one yard line and you have to or less than?

Tyson Bagent (03:54):

Yes. That’s when they try to block the punt and the punter has got to try to catch it and immediately kick it without even taking a step.

Sevan Matossian (04:01):

So it’s a mess.

Tyson Bagent (04:02):

Yeah. Yeah. It’s a scary situation.

Sevan Matossian (04:05):

Oh God, that sucks. Hey, did you see that? Oh, is this one of those situations? That guy’s going to try to punt that out of there? No, this is the quarterback

Tyson Bagent (04:13):

I was talking about.

Sevan Matossian (04:14):

Yep. Oh, right there. Oh, he went straight backing out?

Tyson Bagent (04:19):


Sevan Matossian (04:21):

Oh no,

Tyson Bagent (04:25):

That was the end of that Jack, that one up.

Sevan Matossian (04:28):

Tyson, are you on a phone?

Tyson Bagent (04:31):


Sevan Matossian (04:32):

Do you own an iPad?

Tyson Bagent (04:35):

We have one for the Bears. Give us one.

Sevan Matossian (04:40):

Like one that they own.

Tyson Bagent (04:42):


Sevan Matossian (04:43):

Do you own a computer?

Tyson Bagent (04:45):


Sevan Matossian (04:48):

You know who else? Rich Ferney doesn’t own a computer either. Nice. Yeah. Yeah. So you’re in good company.

Tyson Bagent (04:55):

I bought an HP in 2018 and it died one week after I graduated in 2022. It passed away on me.

Sevan Matossian (05:03):

Listen, I want get, if I got you a fool size, would you rather have a MacBook Air, like small to easy take around, or would you rather have an iPad Pro with a big screen just flat?

Tyson Bagent (05:20):

I mean, what do you recommend?

Sevan Matossian (05:22):

I want to be able to pull up just funny shit while I talk to you and you to be able to see it and not have to pull out your

Tyson Bagent (05:28):


Sevan Matossian (05:29):

You know what I mean? And just be like, yo, you know what I mean?

Tyson Bagent (05:32):


Sevan Matossian (05:33):

I’m going to send, right when we get off the show, I’m sending you something. Would you be like, oh, this jackass sent me this big old iPad.

Tyson Bagent (05:41):

I wouldn’t.

Sevan Matossian (05:41):

Okay, I’m sending you an iPad. Yeah. What do you think you’d use it for? Right, if he’s just using it for surfing the web and checking out videos and stuff like that. Just for this podcast. That’s it. After that, put it in the safe, put it in the hotel room safe.

Tyson Bagent (05:56):

Oh, that’s awesome.

Sevan Matossian (05:58):

Okay. iPad.

Tyson Bagent (05:58):

I was wondering where you were going with that. And then

Sevan Matossian (06:00):


Tyson Bagent (06:00):

Did recognize when you showed me the Troy Palama video, I can only see

Sevan Matossian (06:05):

My left eye.

Mattew Souza (06:07):

Got that closeup shot of you. That’s fine.

Sevan Matossian (06:12):

So iPad, we got one thing taken care of. I like that. Hey, I want to show you this picture, Mason. You’re going to enjoy this. More rules. More rules, because I got to learn about football. The whole first year of podcasts with Tyson are going to be about football. So if you already know about football switch channels, go over to one of the 6 million analytical videos that are now out on Tyson Bet. Just type in Tyson beget Chicago Bears and you can scroll forever with the pundits chiming in about everything he does. How come? Are you wearing a mouthpiece here and do you traditionally wear a mouthpiece?

Tyson Bagent (06:44):


Sevan Matossian (06:44):

Football players wear mouthpieces?

Tyson Bagent (06:46):

Yeah, players do wear mouthpieces. Quarterbacks have to talk a lot, so I don’t wear one. But you don’t have to wear one. It’s not a rule. You don’t have to wear one.

Sevan Matossian (06:55):

Do you ever wear one?

Tyson Bagent (06:58):

No, I haven’t worn one since high school.

Sevan Matossian (07:00):

And what’s the common, are you critiqued for that? Are your coaches like, dude, you got to protect that, or they’re like, fuck you, it’s your teeth. All we care about is what’s between your years.

Tyson Bagent (07:10):

Yeah. They don’t really pay any mind to it. It’s pretty common. I don’t think a lot of quarterbacks wear a mouthpiece.

Sevan Matossian (07:15):

Alright, so you look at that attention to detail. I

Tyson Bagent (07:19):

Love it.

Sevan Matossian (07:20):

I thought you were ask him which mouthpiece he was going to prefer and send

Mattew Souza (07:22):

Him one or something too after

Sevan Matossian (07:24):

That. No, no, just an iPad. We’re on a budget, just an iPad. Eaton, beaver, Tyson, Mr. Tyson. As a longtime Raiders fan, I never thought I’d root against them. Great job.

Tyson Bagent (07:34):

Nice. That’s awesome.

Sevan Matossian (07:37):

Hey, did you see the, or hear I went and fully researched fluoride for you. Did you hear any of that by any chance?

Tyson Bagent (07:44):

I did. I listened to the whole thing. Yeah, it was great. That was great. Thank you.

Sevan Matossian (07:47):

So basically it’s a consensus. I hate to use that word. Every single person knows that fluoride’s a neurotoxin. The people who are for it, the people who are against it. Does it make the enamel on your teeth harder? Yes. Is it a hundred percent conclusive in the three largest studies in the world that kids who swallow fluoride over a certain amount have a lower iq? The studies in China, Russia, and Europe all said the same thing. Yes. Would I put fluoride in my kid’s mouth or my mouth ever again after doing the research? You’d have to be nuts.

Tyson Bagent (08:15):


Sevan Matossian (08:17):

Yeah. So it does make your tooth harder, but makes your brain more mushy.

Tyson Bagent (08:23):

Really all it is is just you just need one little piece of one little piece of evidence and then you could, it doesn’t matter what anybody says who caress about the enamel, if it makes your kids dumber, you know what I mean?

Sevan Matossian (08:34):


Mattew Souza (08:35):

That’s true.

Sevan Matossian (08:35):

Reduces IQ points. But you got a great grill.

Tyson Bagent (08:39):

Smile. Yeah, I’m good. That’s perfect. Yeah,

Sevan Matossian (08:44):

Just taking this picture in here.

Mattew Souza (08:46):

That’s what I was going to say. You just moment.

Sevan Matossian (08:48):

Yeah, just taking in this picture.

Mattew Souza (08:50):

Little profile.

Sevan Matossian (08:50):

See, that’s another thing you can’t see the profile pics. Tyson, you’re disadvantaged. Thank you so much for getting us all on the Tyson train early. This has been such an exciting ride. I went alone to a Raiders bar this weekend. I couldn’t miss history in the making. Oh, that’s awesome. Did you go home alone? I am going to guess that somebody tried to go home with you. Tyler Watkins new show name, pre-game with Bet Tyson. Why? I was telling, I don’t know who it was. Anyone who would listen, how nice it is of you to come on the show and that you have to know what you’re doing for the show to come on here. It’s just my little podunk CrossFit podcast and you’re coming on here. Do you know, and then I’ve been watching videos of you and just, you’re kind of just like, I don’t want to say the word blessing people, but you’re doing so much to help everyone around you. I saw you on your dad’s podcast. I saw the video footage of you at the after party, and I’ve heard people say that the only thing of value of becoming a pro athlete, I think it was Greg Glassman said, is that what you can do for other people once you get to that spot?


But you seem to already be doing that. Do you feel that, are you enjoying the happiness you bring to other people or are you aware that you’re doing that?

Tyson Bagent (10:23):

Yeah, I’m noticing more so, yeah, the happiness definitely, and I feel like a lot of inspiration is coming of it. I can see it in a lot of my family and friends’ face. I can see it in people that reach out online, the ones that I see. And then I’m also inspiring myself right now just because this is all still so new and nobody ever knew if it actually would happen, but the fact that it is happening the way that it is, it’s definitely inspiring my family, my little siblings, my mom and my dad obviously, but also me along the way. But it’s also been super easy so far, just letting people have even extended family members, letting them have their time with me and seeing what it does to their day. Especially Sunday evening, I had a bunch of family members, we all went out to eat. And even just embracing them and feeling that embrace and then just looking at their face and just knowing in the back of their head, they’re like, holy shit, we cannot believe that this is happening right now. Everybody’s over the moon about it. So that’s more so what I’m noticing right now,

Sevan Matossian (11:45):

The game. Was it the game against the Vikings the first time you stepped out onto the field?


So I’m going to make the assumption, and you can correct this story, but I’m going to make the assumption that you stepped out on the field for the Viking games and you had crazy butterflies and jitters. There was no sign of that, but I’m just guessing. And then you stepped out onto the field against the Raiders and it was significantly muted because you were able to get that taste already there. Is that true? Or if not, can you walk me through, are you glad you got to just play a little piece of a game before your start so you could be like, okay, that was kind of a demo run?

Tyson Bagent (12:23):

I mean, think, I think there’s butterflies before every game that I’ve ever played my whole life, but definitely when it’s a different situation when you’re not playing the whole game and all of a sudden you just get thrown in there with no real idea that those things were going to take place last week with Justin and everything. So it is a different thing of going into the middle of a game as opposed to preparing the whole week and then starting the whole game. So I think hindsight, I am glad that I was able to get my feet wet before being in for a whole game. I mean, the games, they’re so intense and they’re so hard that you got to be so mentally focused the whole time, which is also draining. So being able to get a little taste of that before starting a full game I think was definitely helpful.

Sevan Matossian (13:15):

And I guess I noticed all the people who are asking you questions, including myself, there’s kind of a bit of dumbness to it. The truth is, like you said, this has been every Sunday since this far back, as you could remember since when you were still wetting your pants occasionally,

Tyson Bagent (13:29):


Sevan Matossian (13:30):

So you ever pee your pants out on the football field, you ever as a little kid, my kid was in a tennis tournament and he was holding it, holding it, holding it, and then all of a sudden he started playing weird and then afterwards he comes off and he’s crying. I’m like, Hey, dude, what happened? He’s all, I peed my pants out there. I’m like, why didn’t you come off? I was afraid. I was like, fuck. I go, well, you’ll never forget that. You ever have one of those? You stayed on the field too long?

Tyson Bagent (13:55):

No, I think until I got to college, I wouldn’t piss my pants. I wouldn’t full fledge myself. But

Sevan Matossian (14:02):

Yeah, just let a little out.

Tyson Bagent (14:05):

Yeah, exactly. Middle of the game, I’d be examining myself and there’d be a quarter size pi stain on my football pants religiously every game.

Sevan Matossian (14:16):


Tyson Bagent (14:17):

I didn’t even know that. I didn’t even notice that it happened or that I did it or whatever. But I think once I got to college, I was just like, oh man, I’m going to just make sure that I take advantage of when we’re in the locker room pregame and just try to use the bathroom as much as I can. So that doesn’t happen, and it hasn’t happened since. I want to say my freshman year of college, it hasn’t happened, but I know what that is. I know what that feels like though. Just like the butterflies and little accidents here and there, but nah, full-fledged peeing yourself. I would cry too. That’d be super

Sevan Matossian (14:53):

Uncomfortable. Never. Not even at five or six. You never just let one fly out on the field. You were out there too long.

Tyson Bagent (14:58):

No, I wrestled when I was little and this lady was leading us through these stretches before we started practice, and I hated wrestling, and so I had to go to the bathroom and I asked her to go to the bathroom. She was just like, no, and I was young. So then she said after she said No, I was already pissed that I was at wrestling practice and I was just like, shit. All right. And I just pissed my pants. Wow,

Sevan Matossian (15:28):

Wow. Did you get out of practice?

Tyson Bagent (15:30):


Sevan Matossian (15:32):

Hey, in the coliseum this year, you know who Nick Matthews is? Nick Matthew, the CrossFitter,

Tyson Bagent (15:40):

Nick Matthew. I don’t,

Sevan Matossian (15:41):

He’s the dude who wears the crop top. Anyway, he lifted up like a 300 pound sandbag or 320 pound sandbag, and he said he dropped a rabbit pellet in his pants.

Tyson Bagent (15:51):


Sevan Matossian (15:51):


Tyson Bagent (15:52):


Sevan Matossian (15:52):

Yeah. Crazy, right? Yeah. I’m like, you ever drop a deuce in there? He’s like, who told you? I’m like, oh, you did? He goes at the games this year. I was like, dang.

Tyson Bagent (16:00):

Damn. That’s truly pushing it to the limit. That’s great.

Sevan Matossian (16:03):

Yeah. Little, little something. Carolyn, Caroline Morris for Tyson content also is he prepared not to be damaged by fame and media, some CrossFit athletes. Do you think about that? Do you kind of have one eye on yourself like, Hey, be cool, don’t change. Be cool?

Tyson Bagent (16:21):

Yeah, yeah. Yeah. 100%. I’m super conscious about it. I feel like I’m taking a lot of pride in being as normal as possible and just not stepping out of what I normally do, staying in my realm. But it’s definitely something that I’m conscious about just because with all the media that’s involved with football and stuff and all this stuff, you see, remind myself, maybe I’m not as cool as people are lifting me up to be trying to stay as grounded as possible. But yeah,

Sevan Matossian (16:56):

There’s things that are going the first time, well, you’re already flying when you fly. You fly on a team plane, charter plane. Yeah.

Tyson Bagent (17:10):

Yeah. We fly on a plane with just the team to wherever we’re going.

Sevan Matossian (17:14):

And is that the first time you’ve ever flown on a chartered jet Chartered plane?

Tyson Bagent (17:17):

Yeah. Yes.

Sevan Matossian (17:19):

And so that’s even, that’s going to be hard to fly a normal person, right? Because you just go get on your own plane and then get off and that’s it, right?

Tyson Bagent (17:28):

Yeah. I mean every time I go home, I fly like a normal human being.

Sevan Matossian (17:32):

Yeah, it’s going to start weird. You’re going to start hating that. You’re going to be like TSA fuck. I was going to say, it’s going to start getting weird when you can’t fly like that anymore. Oh yeah. What do you do? What do do when it’s like that? Do they have a special? Yeah. How are you going to get to the plane if you get to the airport and you only have 30 minutes to get to your gate? What do famous people do?

Tyson Bagent (17:57):

Sprint, I don’t know.

Sevan Matossian (18:01):

Just forearm shi, some six year old kid who asked for an autograph just like, oh, hi.

Tyson Bagent (18:06):

No. People are usually pretty great about that. It is weird when you have to say no, and I don’t ever say no, but the only times I’ve had to say no is there’s been a couple times where I was on time constraint or I was going to see my family and I only had a certain amount of minutes to go see them before the bus left, and always cool to do the first one, but then as soon as that draws a crowd, I’m like, Hey, I got to go see my family. I’m sorry. I got to go see my family. And it is weird, but I’m cool with drawing the line there. If I’m about to miss a flight, no way. I’m missing a flight home. No shot. No shot. I, man, I got into the, we got done practice one time. I was supposed to go home for a three day weekend and practice went on way longer than I initially thought.

Sevan Matossian (18:55):

This is in college or with the marriage?

Tyson Bagent (18:58):

This is like a month ago. This is a month and a half ago. So we get done practice, and I noticed that, well, the airport’s 30 minutes from where I’m at right now in this moment, and the flight takes off in one hour. So I know once I get there, the flight is leaving in 30 minutes once I get there. So I got in the Uber, I was like, Hey buddy, I give you $40 plus the Uber cost if you book it to this airport right now, I got to get home. I got in there once I got in there, it was 18 minutes before the gate shut on my thing, and I was just like, it was just want to say it didn’t matter if somebody would ask me for a signature there. It’s not happening. It’s not happening. How did you

Sevan Matossian (19:47):

Get through TSA that fast? Did you just ask people if you could cut? I Everybody,

Tyson Bagent (19:49):

Lemme cut. Everybody. Let me cut. Which is top three most uncomfortable things in the whole world.

Sevan Matossian (19:55):


Tyson Bagent (19:55):

In front of people at the airport.

Sevan Matossian (19:57):

Everyone turns into an asshole. The airport? Yeah. Wait, what’d you say? Were you like, sorry,

Tyson Bagent (20:02):

Back. I was in the way back. It was the busiest day in the Chicago airport of all time, and I’m in the back of the line and you got the rows that are going like this. I’m right here. The front line’s right here. It’s like three lines in between us. I look at the guy in the front, I’m like, buddy, can I please get in front of you? I’m looking,

Sevan Matossian (20:17):

Oh, you went straight to the front. You didn’t try to go dude by dude. Smart,

Tyson Bagent (20:20):

Smart straight. And then I just went under, under under. I’m in, made it like two minutes left. But yeah, it’s just an example. There’s no shot. I’m signing anything in that moment,

Sevan Matossian (20:33):

And you kind of stand out like a sore thumb already just because you’re so tall. It’s not like you’re going under the radar.

Tyson Bagent (20:39):

Also, the whole thing of the airport, if I’m there on time, everybody in the world can cut in front of me. Oh, you’re about to miss your flight. There you go. Go ahead. You got it.

Sevan Matossian (20:50):

Yeah, yeah, yeah, me too.

Tyson Bagent (20:52):

But I always feel like that’s not reciprocated when it’s your turn to cut, it’s never reciprocated. You always feel super uncomfortable being like, Hey buddy, can I please cut in front of you?

Sevan Matossian (21:05):

I have this sick enjoyment of going to airports early just so I can be extra nice to people just like I, yeah, and it’s not out of the kindness in my heart. It’s just to be better than people.

Tyson Bagent (21:18):

Yeah, that’s exactly where I was going with You feel. You just feel more prepared and everything. You can’t believe that somebody would show up to the airport that late and be so ridiculous.

Sevan Matossian (21:31):

I shop at this, there’s this kind of liquor store, burrito store on the beach here in Santa Cruz, and they only accept cash and once a month I’m in there, someone doesn’t have, doesn’t know that, and they’re at the counter, and so their shit comes and their burrito comes and it’s like 9 95. And I’m like, don’t worry, they don’t have cash. And I’m like, don’t worry, I buy it for you. They’re like, thank you, you’re so nice. I’m like, no, just better than you fucking, you know what I mean? They’re like, what? You know what I mean? Just like, no, no, just trust me. I think I’m so cool for this Barry Cocker, but what’s crazy, I think most people would pay for it too. I think most people are just afraid to do it. I think people are just afraid to be nice.

Tyson Bagent (22:13):


Sevan Matossian (22:13):

Like, dude, just be nice. Just be like, dude, I got this for you. It’s no big deal.

Tyson Bagent (22:17):


Sevan Matossian (22:17):


Tyson Bagent (22:18):


Sevan Matossian (22:18):

Pay for it.

Tyson Bagent (22:19):

Yeah. It’s almost like a pride or ego thing. They just don’t,

Sevan Matossian (22:24):

I think

Tyson Bagent (22:24):

They don’t even want to take that step of having to complete that task.

Sevan Matossian (22:31):

Right? Or I feel like a lot of people are just afraid of strangers, even though they shouldn’t be. We’re at the fucking beach. Everyone’s here for the same reason. Just to go the water and chill.

Tyson Bagent (22:39):

Yeah, exactly.

Sevan Matossian (22:41):

Barry Cocker just bought a Chicago Bears Tyson jersey. Can we send Tyson ACEO branded jockstrap? I meant to ask you about the jockstrap. What is the, so you come in off the field, so what happens? The game finishes and you’re on the field, your team has the ball and the clock runs out. What happens? Tell me some of the stuff. Do you go say hi to, do you have a wave to the crowd, say thank their coach, shake hands with their quarterback. Go as fast as you can to the locker room, do an interview. What are some

Tyson Bagent (23:22):

Of the, you just usually talk to the other team, be like, Hey, good job dab at, give everybody handshakes and tell them they did a good job. If you don’t, but it’s

Sevan Matossian (23:33):

Chaos. It’s not like you guys line in a line in high

Tyson Bagent (23:35):

School. There’s no organization tunnel.

Sevan Matossian (23:39):


Tyson Bagent (23:41):

It’s basically how it would be a party setting where you’re

Sevan Matossian (23:44):


Tyson Bagent (23:44):

Saying hi to this person, then this person, then that person trying to, maybe you just say hello to everybody you want. Then if you’re one of the guys that’s getting interviewed, somebody usually come grab you and be like, Hey, we’re doing this here.

Sevan Matossian (23:57):

Who grabs you? Someone from the Chicago Bears organization or someone from the TV station,

Tyson Bagent (24:01):

From the Bears.

Sevan Matossian (24:02):


Tyson Bagent (24:04):

And then, so this past game, they came and grabbed me, did the interview, went into the locker room, everybody’s dancing, celebrating. Then coach gives a speech.

Sevan Matossian (24:17):

Okay, hold on, hold on. I need more detail than that. Hold on one second. So you’re on the field. Did you go over and say, shake the hands of the Raiders? The coach?

Tyson Bagent (24:26):

I said hello to the quarterback, and then I was just with my teammates saying, good job.

Sevan Matossian (24:36):

Okay, are you supposed to say hi? Are you supposed to go over and thank the coach in Juujitsu matches? I know my kids don’t do it. Unfortunately. I need to get ’em to do it. But every time you wrestle someone then win or lose you come over and shake the hands of the coach or in the u ffc, you know what I mean? After they fight

Tyson Bagent (24:53):

Both of the head coaches. The head coaches, it is a thing at the both head coaches meet at the middle of the field and do that, but I think that’s all that the head coaches do. They just say hello to each other.

Sevan Matossian (25:04):

Okay. I think you should. I mean, who the fuck am I? I think you should add that to your protocol. Go over and shake hands with the coach.

Tyson Bagent (25:10):

Shake hands with the head coach. You

Sevan Matossian (25:11):

Might be working for him next.

Tyson Bagent (25:13):

Yeah. Yeah. You

Sevan Matossian (25:13):

Want to get a little FaceTime with the big dog?

Tyson Bagent (25:15):

Yeah, I’ve done that. I’ve done it. Oh,

Sevan Matossian (25:21):

You got a phone

Tyson Bagent (25:21):

Call? A couple quarterback coaches have came and dapped me up after the game.

Sevan Matossian (25:27):

Oh, that’s cool.

Tyson Bagent (25:28):

That’s always cool. Yeah.

Sevan Matossian (25:30):

Okay, so then when you go off and is someone escorting you off so you don’t get bombarded by people or you just take yourself off as you go to the locker room?

Tyson Bagent (25:39):

Yeah, somebody escorted me off.

Sevan Matossian (25:42):

And then what’s the first piece of apparel that comes off? Like untie your shoes. I noticed your cup was out in the interview.

Tyson Bagent (25:53):

My cup?

Sevan Matossian (25:53):

Yeah, your cup. You wear a cup?

Tyson Bagent (25:55):


Sevan Matossian (25:56):

Oh, you don’t wear a cup?

Tyson Bagent (25:57):


Sevan Matossian (25:58):

You don’t wear a cup If football players don’t wear cups,

Tyson Bagent (26:01):

I mean, no, I don’t think nobody on the bears does.

Sevan Matossian (26:04):

No shit.

Tyson Bagent (26:06):

I’ve never watched. I’ve never worn one.

Sevan Matossian (26:08):

I’m like, this dude just took his cup straight out. I know. Is there to begin with. Alright,

Tyson Bagent (26:16):

Wear a cup.

Sevan Matossian (26:17):

Alright. Seems like a safety hazard you ever.

Tyson Bagent (26:21):

I agree, but I’ve never been. It’s never happened.

Sevan Matossian (26:25):

Oh, I’m going to get tore up for this. Fuck this question’s fucked up. Nope. My roommate,

Tyson Bagent (26:30):

My college roommate, my college roommate in high school, it happened to him. One of them swelled up to about a size softball. It got

Sevan Matossian (26:39):

Stepped on. It got stepped on.

Tyson Bagent (26:41):

I don’t know what happened. It got hit some way, but it swelled up to a softball. You had to go to the local hospital of the team we were playing.

Sevan Matossian (26:50):

Did they drain it? Do they drain it?

Tyson Bagent (26:52):

I don’t know what happened, but that’s the only example I can provide is that it has happened before.

Sevan Matossian (26:58):

Is it jockstrap in a cup? The same thing?

Tyson Bagent (27:01):


Sevan Matossian (27:02):

Well, it’s like the cup fits into the jockstrap. Yeah.

Tyson Bagent (27:05):


Sevan Matossian (27:05):

Oh, jockstraps like the holder for the cup. It’s like the whole stick.

Tyson Bagent (27:08):

Yeah. I think really just baseball’s a big, they wear cups. Most baseball players wear cups.

Sevan Matossian (27:20):

Okay, so when you go in there, what comes off first? I noticed in your interview you weren’t wearing a shirt and you had a hat on, so clearly all your pads. What’s the first thing that comes off? I would just take my shoes off right away.

Tyson Bagent (27:32):

Yeah. Yeah. I usually untie my shoes and then I take my pads off. That’s always a hassle. Take my pads off. Then after that, that’s when coach gave the speech and I was like, I had just taken my pads off.

Sevan Matossian (27:52):

Have you washed your hands or gone to the bathroom or anything at that point?

Tyson Bagent (27:55):


Sevan Matossian (27:56):

No, no. Just chaos. Everyone’s taking their shit off

Tyson Bagent (28:00):

And everybody’s jumping around and dancing and they haven’t take their cleats off, so I’m not taking vinyl.

Sevan Matossian (28:04):

Oh, so you don’t get your footstep on, right.

Tyson Bagent (28:06):

Yeah. I’m not getting, my feet aren’t getting jacked up in there. I’ve seen that happen too. So then once everything settles down a little bit, then I take my cleats off, then my football pants. Then I take everything off, go get in the shower, and then when I come back and get dresses is usually when any interviews or podium stuff happens.

Sevan Matossian (28:27):

And who’s in there? Are there reporters in there talking to you while you’re showering? Do people follow you around?

Tyson Bagent (28:34):

Everybody. There is a million people in there and everybody’s getting

Sevan Matossian (28:40):

Just naked.

Tyson Bagent (28:41):

Naked and changed and Yeah, it’s crazy.

Sevan Matossian (28:44):

I love,

Tyson Bagent (28:45):

There’s lady reporters in there too. I couldn’t believe it the first time it happened. I was like, looking around, do I get dressed right now?

Sevan Matossian (28:51):

Hey, that’s kind of cool. I like the informalness of it all still that it hasn’t, you know what I mean? It’s just still down and dirty.

Tyson Bagent (28:59):

Yeah. Yeah. So that was just something that I noticed a couple first times because even after every practice, they come in our locker room when everybody’s changing and stuff and interview the people that they want

Sevan Matossian (29:13):

And they just act cool. I guess the seasoned reporters just act crazy. Cool. You just play it off, you just chill.

Tyson Bagent (29:19):

Yeah. It’s such a weird job though, because if they have somebody they want to interview, it’ll be like 30 of ’em go to one locker and they’re just fighting for a good spot to get their arm in and get the camera right. Just like, wow, I can’t, can’t believe that

Sevan Matossian (29:37):

Dana m Tyson. Did you see your father arm wrestle Andrew Hiller?

Tyson Bagent (29:45):

I didn’t see that, but I know that eventually my dad told his buddy to get the arm wrestling table out of there because people were starting to arm wrestle. For real.

Sevan Matossian (29:53):


Tyson Bagent (29:54):

He’s always freaked out. Somebody’s going to hurt their arm.

Sevan Matossian (29:56):

Yeah. Yeah.

Tyson Bagent (29:58):

What started it was Gary, I think.

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