Dec 23, 2019; Minneapolis, MN; Hall of Fame wide receiver and Minnesota Vikings former player Cris Carter looks on prior to a game.  / © Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 23, 2019; Minneapolis, MN; Hall of Fame wide receiver and Minnesota Vikings former player Cris Carter looks on prior to a game. / © Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

HOF WR Cris Carter is here to talk ball BONUS recap

With fifteen chapters now completed for our Bet to Wynn crew, this Friday offers a spectacular bonus episode. Hall of Fame wide receiver (℅ 2013) and fellow Blue Wire affiliate, Cris Carter stops by the studio!

The former Minnesota Viking-superstar sits down with Claudia and Joe to share stories, insights, and wisdom.

For the full Bet to Wynn BONUS episode, watch here:

Carter’s latest media project: WR1

If you haven’t already, be sure to tune into Cris Carter’s newest project, WR1. On the show, Carter dives into all things related to the wide receiver position: route-running, drills, mental discipline, toughest matchups, and more. Additionally, Carter hosts a different wide receiver from the modern game on every episode. Some of football’s biggest names stop by, like Julian Edelman, Megatron, Davante Adams, Allen Robinson II, Terry McLaurin, Adam Thielen, and more. 

C.C. continues by enlightening listeners on his overall goals with WR1: To learn the game’s newest advancements at the position, and to provide a platform for wideouts to come and speak their truth. 

From the gridiron to television to podcasting

Being two rising individuals in sports media, of course Joe and Claudia inquire with Cris on his transition from player, to television analyst, to hosting his own podcast. Ultimately, Cris claims it was Blue Wire visions aligning with his own, that won him over. 

From there, Cris explains what it’s like to be on both sides of the microphone. An honest man with true football IQ, Carter always tells it how it is with his football takes; that’s simply the nature of the business. However, being brutally honest doesn’t always make you the most popular among proud individuals. To see which star players were notably unamused by Carter’s media takes, see here:

Conflict is nature of the business

However, Carter explains that he knew from his playing-days to never take anything personal with the media. He understands that a significant portion of the industry is based on conflict (or creating one).

To add some of that conflict to our bonus episode’s conclusion, Joe inquires with Cris on his former teammate, Randy Moss. A common question, Joe asks Cris if Moss is the undisputed GOAT at the position, to which Carter responds like you’d expect a Hall of Fame wideout to:

"Randy is a better athlete than Jerry Rice; Jerry Rice is a better football player. Now, I don’t care where you put that in your pipe and how you want to smoke that, buddy …"

- Cris Carter on who is the GOAT WR

Journey to Canton

Before Cris leaves, he offers some wisdom (from experience) on the NFL Hall of Fame selection process. Although Carter may have been controversially passed over one too many years for his own selection, he reflects on how mutually rewarding and humbling it was to finally be enshrined. As Carter says, the HOF busts are built to last at least 4000 years; once you’re in, you’re in!