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Another Kingdom Ep. 6: The Quest is Over - TEASER
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Another Kingdom Ep. 4: Into the Storm - TEASER
"I'm Andrew Klavan and this is another kingdom and I remembered something else to the book reading the book had given me a new power I could control global everywhere Monday I bowed my head I went down deep into myself I called up the power of my will I was the my mind was the door and I could choose if and when to open it I slid the lock inside my shirt I shut my eyes the passageways now from one world into another before I had had to find a door but now now I was the door for episode four into the storm available now to daily wire subscribers.
Another Kingdom Ep. 5: Life Among the Monsters - TEASER
"I'm Andrew Klavan and this is another kingdom. At last through light mist and darkness I saw a huge doc formation rise up in front of me a great rectangle of whitestone limestone maybe dotted with cave openings one next to another it looked like some sort of episode five life among the monsters available now to daily wire subscribers available everywhere Monday. There's deer like animals with single antlers like unicorns in fenced pens at the bottom of the formation clearly we had reached center base primitive
"And welcome to illimitable living. I'm Andrew Hackett. I'm here to talk about living a life free sorry from fees restrictive boundaries so that you can not only live a limitless life but so that you can become truly illimitable. I'm here in Sunny Australia talking with my remarkable covers Patricia Morris as we take you on a journey delving.
Another Kingdom Ep. 6: The Quest is Over - TEASER
"Another kingdom the final season written by me Andrew and that's what I noticed it a darkness gathering at the furthest edge of the sky. I thought I caught a whiff of something. Sour unholy bad eggs burning tires burton. That's his new army.
It's Not Your Fault
"Good I and welcome to illimitable living I am Andhra hack at an. I'm here to talk to you about everything. The world needs to discuss about living a life free from fees restrictive boundaries. So that you can not only live Olympics life but so they you can become truly illimitable. I am here in Sunny Australia. And I want to take you on a journey diving deep into the mysteries of the universe. And how we live within it. Join me on a journey towards living a truly limitless life on the illimitable. Living podcast good. I welcome to illimitable. Living and this week's midweek bonus episode. I WanNa Talk to you that we've all had to deal with. We've all been raised in a way. In by system by government by society educated by at teaches raised by parents. They were raised under the same sort of system. We've all been indoctrinated into believing things that are just simply untrue. We've obey raised under a false truth. This situation you might find yourself in unhappy with not being able to really achieve everything. If you're looking for your purpose need come find it if you're looking for the right partner and you can't find them. Eva. It's not your fault. You've been raised to believe the wrong things you've been raised to believe that other people are to blame for what's going on in your life. You being raised to believe that you can judge others. You're being raised to believe that others can harm you. You've been raised to believe all of these false truths it's not your fault about. I want you to move forward. I want you to be happy. I want you to be free of these false truths. I want you to connect back to you. A natural born self that true self that free that abundant that limitless self that we are all born into you know. We are all born as babies to be limitless to be completely and utterly free but we are taught to be contained we are raised within boundaries we educated to be limited we are taught constructs of fear in every aspect of our life. We are told to be enraged to be outraged. We are taught to be frustrated to be judgmental. We are taught to lack compassion. Forget understanding who needs that in fact if you're not judging someone else you will be judged for it. We have a society that says we need to consume to get forward to move forward that in fact if we're not taking out loans at high interest rates to buy that car to keep up with China's in by the Fancy House addressing in the NAS nondisclosure that if we're not doing that with judge for our education system does not teach us how to learn at all. Our education system teaches what to learn. And that's a massive difference. We are raised with this belief that we have to go to school after school go to university after university. Get ourselves the job. Find someone to settle down with get a dog by a house. Have kids raise those kids end up in a twenty five thirty forty five years circle of going to work everyday? Just pifer the money we borrowed from someone else. It's not your fault you have been raised to believe in a false truth in a false reality until you choose to move forward from that it will never change. You need to love yourself enough to move forward in a productive way in a healthy way. We've been raised to believe in falsehood. WanNa talk to you about this falsehood. I WanNa talk to you about these false reality. We are taught that we have to do all of these things through FIA because parents learn very fast from government authorities and society general that it is easier to control through fear than anti twin power through love hit. We get tonight's where we want to be free where we want to be free from those fees from that control from that impression from that depression but becoming free from fee is actually all about connecting with your unconscious reality analyzing and understand what's going within you and triggering that awakening that whitening that he's necessary for you to be able to move forward. It's not ever a bad experiencing fear in gaining your life. It's about being consciously aware of the as it rises so that you can make conscious choices to implement what is required to ensure. It doesn't get control of you. I write about this in my books and that is the starting point. It is the first step in a long process of becoming illimitable feel series I explore with you what is required to take it to the next level in this five part series specifically designed for furthering the practices and tools needed for you to take life to the next level with practice we can create positive habits instead of unhealthy ones. It's those unhealthy habits that has been oppressed for decades. If we practice those healthy habits further you can create positive behavioral baselines being Felix. He's practicing it all so much. The win feed does present itself. You automatically override it to such a point that you don't even appear to experience fear but to mealy observe it briefly you too tight these to the next level and become limitless. The end game is illimitable. Living getting yourself to a point where you are completely incapable of Bain Limited. Ever buy anything anyone anymore. Where you are incapable obain influenced by outside forces. Unless you allow them to but to do this you need to find yourself your true self undestand yourself at a deeper level. Be honest with yourself in every aspect of your life and where you're going so that you can snap out of the system that is being used to limit here. All Manmade Constructs are designed to control you to give power to those that wish to wield it and it's all so that they can make money no one else can create your life for you in fact no one can even influence your life unless you give them the power to manmade constructs rules and systems only work because you give them the power to work everything will ever experienced has only ever created by the thoughts you choose to have about it and the same goes for you not just your life experience but you as a person creating you is up to you. No one else can do it or you can. We are all connected as a single contra soul experiencing life as separate physical entities yet interacting together to enable us all to learn grow and experience life as life self. This is not only important. It is in fact that there is really going on. This is the real reality. Not the false reality not the system. You've been indoctrinated to believe as reality. All men might constructs a contrary to the real reality. When we leave consciously we are mindful of our life experience. We are present aware of our connections and in that state. Everything is okay. Problems don't exist and in fact are only opportunities exist even the most traumatic the most difficult and even the most hurtful experiences contain opportunities to help you move forward grow physically psychologically and spiritually they're only ever opportunities and the same goes for when you're recreating the New York new life at any point in time you can hit the reset button and make the changes. You need to make to leave the g behind and move forward in creating the new if you're unhappy if you hiding your joke depressed by relationships just needing to get out and start again. Nothing is stopping you but your thoughts about. It'll no money not other people know your work. Nothing don't you deserve to be happy? I believe you do and I think it's time you did something about it if you want to do something about if you want to move forward and you want to do it fast. Reach out to me. Connect with me. Send me an email at injure at Andrew Hacker Dot Com today you Andrew at Andrew Heckert Dot Com Terry or even go to Andrew Hackett Dot com today and check out what I can offer have look. I've work connect with me on facebook instagram on Youtube. And see it all fear self. It's up to you to take the action required to make the changes you need to make in your life. It's time for you to grow. Send to a greater personal power and to do this. She Must I break down the filters remove the violence dot looking at the world. Your life and your experience of both through a different set of is this includes examining your association to all manmade constructs forgetting the system throw away the indoctrination and change your perception of the mall to a healthier more productive version. So that you can empower yourself and no longer be controlled by the mall only through the redefinition of your reality. Can you possibly find your truth? Earn League through your association with the real reality. Can you possibly find your place your role and your ultimate happiness? Thanks for listening if you want to find out more go to Andrew Hacker's dot com to see a range of products and services. I have available for you so you can stop making the changes you want to making your life for those. That are Cain to stop moving forward in the life. I have my feet afraid of masterclass. 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Personal look into the Testimony of Andrew Rappaport
"On this episode of the rap report have something a little bit special for you, and probably the most personal I've ever gotten on a podcast. I was recently on a podcast called reboots podcast. And I was interviewed the podcast is about people who have well, they need to take a reboot in life. There's a lot of really good stories that are explained on that podcast. Mine was one of many that you can listen to, and I wanted to share this with my listeners, because I really don't typically get this personal with my podcasts, and some things came out that really give you some insight into me and how I came to know Jesus Christ and what it was like afterwards and how my family got along with that. You get asked that a lot. And so this may be something that is insightful and helpful for you. So enjoy this epic. That's from another podcast. The reboots podcast. Welcome to the rabbit report with Andrew rep. Will we provide biblical interpretations and applications? This is a ministry of striving for terminating, the more content Gortat speakers seminar for your church, go striving for attorney dot. But you just have to understand this is the Jewish way of thinking. I was raised to believe that Jesus Christ is Hitler's got this is the way we're talking. I remember sitting in Hebrew school. They lined us up all the kids. And I remember our teachers, she goes, she put a thing like a machine gun when she goes, that's what Jesus Christ would do to you. Oh, wow. We're raised with hatred for Christ. So I was not someone looking to be a Christian. Reboots episode are zero four four features Andrew Rappaport. He's a Christian apologist and a prolific podcast or in this episode Andrew gets real and personal. He tells the story about the death of his mother, when Andrew was very young, and what it was like to grow up in a wealthy Jewish family from New Jersey enroute explains how a fortune cookie, and a shocking conversation with a bus driver, who had a sixth grade. Education helped him unlock the key to complex calculations in Andrew's mind, this conversation demonstrated that the Old Testament is divine scripture now Andrew kept his faith his conversion secret for awhile. And once he finally admitted he was following. Christ. Andrew also opens up about how family relationships deteriorated for a long, long time. There are twists and turns to Andrew Rappaport s- life adventure. And it is my privilege to share this glimpse into the events that have shaped Andrew rappoport. Your dial into rebus featuring stories of people who have been forced to start over in life or at business, all walks of line anonymous, ornate high profile or low. Dan stories with heart soul. And Chris, because knowing sharing our stories in central for living life of joy experiencing, healthy relationships and impacting the world around us in a positive weather. Here's your host Tracy wind chill. Hey, Andrew, thanks for inviting us into your life today. It's a pleasure to get to sit down and visit with you and let you share your testimony with us. Well, it's my privilege for being here to be with you and be part of your podcast. We've talked about offline. We've talked about your story a little bit. And, and, and it is a powerful faith reboot, and I want to save plenty of time to dive into that. But I, I wanna give our guests an idea of what your life is like, now, you've, you've got a ministry, your daughter just got married in the last couple of months, and just kind of walk us through what your life is like today my life in one word insanity. I'm a very busy man. I work for striving for turning him the founder and executive director, and it's a disabling ministry, so we do conferences. We travel in do seminars. I do a bible interpretation made easy seminar to evangelism seminars apologetic seminars. We have smoked speakers do creation science. We even have a guy who is one of Georgia's leading experts on sexual abuse, the thing, everyone wants to be the expert in not right. But he goes into churches and teaches them how to be safe in those areas. Excellent yet, it's, it's really needed. It's scary people. Don't realize he freaked me out when he told me this cystic but seventy five percent of the people that get caught with sexual abuse. It's the first time they get caught. In other words when you do background checks. It's catching the twenty five percent that have already been caught, but he said that people can have up to a hundred abuses before they get caught a lie. Yeah. So the, the background checks just aren't enough. You have to know. What to look for? And so he goes into churches in does seminars on that in church history. So we have we have those, we have distracting for training academy where we teach since theology Hornets, which is, hey, interpret, the bible intro to disciple ING, and we have a course on world religions and we're heading more. And so those courses are actually free. That's how we make our money we offer on YouTube for free right now. That's how you make your money. So we make money that they're not even monetize, so his not even that. But we do that because we're actually giving seminary level training to pastors overseas in countries where all they need is English internet. And so what we do is we sell the syllabus is, that's how we actually make money for the courses. And then recently, we've started the Christian podcast community, which is how you and I got kind of connected to casting, and it's a new realm of us to cycling, others. We as podcasters come in. We're deciphering them in the realm of podcasting, but we've a crazy crazy idea. We think. That Christians should be about the business of promoting others and serving others rather than ourselves, I, I know it's crazy. Especially quick online, but we kind of thing that would. And so that's what we want to do so much of what we see on is people trashing each other, and we wanna make a change in that and, and help podcasters promote one another. Because the more you promoting others. The that's the best way to get your podcast out. There is to be on other shows or to be promoted on other shows. And so if we have different podcasts promoting one, another, it helps everybody, I don't think that it's always going to be my podcast. But I do several podcasts actually do. The rap report daily, which is a two minute Monday through Friday podcast. I do the rack report which is my weekly like our long one where we get into more detail and things both of them deal with biblical interpretations and applications on all things. Christian life in social media culture, then I do apologize live every Thursday night. And that it turns into a podcast that's a friend of mine met slick, and I from he's from karma dot org. Christian apologists research ministry, and he, and I just do what we open it up to open. Hang out anyone comes in. We used to get a lot of atheists. Now we're getting a lot of Catholics and eastern orthodox. I don't know why that changed. But, but it's open. So anyone can ask any question or give a challenge. We get a lot of people just ask. Hey, I got stuck on this. I, I was asked this. I didn't know how to answer it. So we do that every Thursday night we started up Kaleen sharp who is from theology gals, but she's the administrator of the Christian podcast community, and she and I started up a new podcast about podcasting. It's called, so you wanna be a podcast. And so that's going to start I think the second week in February. We're going to be dropping the first couple of episodes, and I'm trying to think I have another podcast, but I can't even think of it. Andrew Nolan new. You're a busy guy. Well, I'm also working on a book. I have a book that have written called what did they believe which is a systematic theology of? Major western religions. So I look at Judaism, which will talk about later Judaism, Catholicism, Islam, Mormonism, Jehovah, witness and Christianity. And from their source material, what I've tried to do is systematize them. So I look at what's, there thority view of God's specifically trinity their view of Jesus Christ specifically deity view, immense, sinfulness, salvation, and in times, and then to follow that up. I did a more detailed book of what do we believe giving? A description of the Christian faith something that's not super thick like you usually see with a wing Gruden or anyone like that. So it's thin easy to read. So everyone can get started in studying theology, and I'm working on a book on the DD of Christ just through the gospels because who may meet tired, juice you go in through your the hats that you wear Andrew well, but what if I were actually talking about this about an hour to go? And she was 'cause I have a board meeting coming up this weekend. And my board does not like to keep with my schedule. They like. Take breaks have like a meal. I just wanna work straight through all weekend. And my wife goes, they only have to be with you for a weekend once a year like this. Live with this for twenty four years. So, yeah, you told me a few weeks ago when we were visiting that your wife made you make a very interesting promise before she agreed to marry you, right? Yes. My wife made me promise that I would sleep every night, and for the most part, except for about maybe five six times in twenty four years. But yet when she and I met, I was sleeping every second to every third day, and I would only sleep about three hours. Oh my yeah. I thought my racing brain was bad years. Must be wow. Yeah. As my says, you don't want to live with me. Well, she clearly loves you and you're clearly doing something right? My brother. I say that I drug her, and it just hasn't worn off yet. I can't explain it any other way. I'm not buying that. Well us kind of dive into your story. I you've got a part of your testimony on your website, and I'll post a link to that in the show notes kind of walk me through this time in your life when life was good. And now all of a sudden, you're a child and life starts to get really confusing. Can we just pick up at the heaviest part of thing? Sure. Yeah. I was I was about nine years old. When I found out that my mother had would I knew a couple years prior. She had MS but when I was nine years old. When I found out, she had melanoma cancer, and it was a hard time. My mom was in the hospital for the last six months of her life. And I still remember, you know, as a child, you don't think things through as well as you do is adult. I think my dad meant well, but my dad kept home, my sister, and I because we fought like cats and dogs, and he was just had so much other things going on that we couldn't comprehend at that time. And he was always like if you guys are just really good. Y'all let you go. See mom in the hospital. And so we both the last day of school, we get called to the principal's office half an hour before school is let out, and we have now convinced ourselves that we've been so well behaved that we're going to go see mom in the hospital, and that's our expectation and. We told my dad's picnics up and so he picked us up and he gets in the car, and he let us know that our mother had actually passed away. So sorry I'm I wasn't good at handling it. My dad at least was smart enough to not say until we were basically, pulling in the driveway, and I literally opened the car door jumped out of the moving car to run up to my room and my cousin who was just told that my you know, his aunt, my mother had gone away on a long trip because he was much younger. He didn't understand. So he comes in my room just wanting to play. And I launched TV atom. Wow. And yes, my parents or my dad realized he's dealing with anger issues. I became a little bit violent so much so that actually for the next couple of years, if people keep mine them in third grade. That's when all the mom jokes. Come out, and people would do mother jokes with me. And to this day, I cannot tell you what I actually did I. I would blackout. And I can only know the reason I trust that. I actually did the things that were claimed was because they're so many witnesses is supposedly at a summer camp picked up the biggest kid in the bunk. I chased him out. He made a mother joke. A chased him out in somehow me. I was scrawny little kid, but five adult eye-witnesses said I picked him up through him in a garbage can and kicked him down a hill. Wow. The only thing I remember that I remember is chasing them down chasing him out of the bunk, and then walking up the stairs backup to the bunk. I remember nothing between there and they were telling me I did this. And there's no way I did that to him. He's the biggest kid on the small kids. Like that's not possible in, so I became quite violent in a bad way. Didn't know how to deal with it in my parents didn't know how to deal with with me dealing with it. So I'm so sorry, Andrew was nearly fifty when my dad. Died. And that was hard. I can't even imagine what it must have been like to be a third grader. Unfortunately, the only memories, I really have on my mom are spankings, because I got a lot of them. Well, if you've got a racing brain, you know, that's is probably pretty normal writer. Yeah, I wasn't. I wasn't a good student in school because I was just bored. Senseless. Yeah. Me too. Yeah. I get it. All right. So you're dealing with this rage, and you're beginning to, to grow up in a spoiler alert, you grew up in a Jewish household, right? Yeah. So what's that, like a melded family? At some point, your dad gets remarried kinda how are you, navigating this rage within the Jewish faith, and in, in your family? Madonna got remarried a year later to someone who had two children her husband passed away as well. And so yet to families that were dealing with grief getting together, and it wasn't some sense therapeutic because it was helpful to have someone else who's not dealing with the same person that they lost. I would talk with my step sister who lost her father. That was a little bit helpful in some ways. But yeah, I growing up in a Jewish home from a logistical family actually of the core heights. If you study the Old Testament core heights are those that are responsible for keeping of the temple. We went into Hebrew school. I was in Hebrew school from time of four five years old up until I was fifteen. So I went to he recall was bor- mitzvah did. And we just kind of dealt with things I was in a lot of counseling because of someone. I mean actually became really clear in school. Pretty quick not to make mother jokes with me because I couldn't control myself. Yes. I, I would hope so. Yeah. And ENA wet that's appropriate. Yeah. And I mean, I, I feel bad for some of the things that I've been told I did during those years. But you really that'll that'll change. When I met Christ now you have to understand being raised Jewish a generation after the holocaust, this sounds harsh for. For many, Christians. But you just have to understand this is the Jewish way of thinking. I was raised to believe that Jesus Christ is Hitler's got and that sounds harsh. Let me explain. Why would think that Hitler was financially backed by the Catholic church he was trying to claim that what he did he did in the name of Christ? Jewish people, we teach our children to have that long history. We'd remember an have stories but what happened in the in the, the inquisitions and in the crusades and then in the holocaust, which was just a generation before me. So it was it was fresh in the minds of those that were teaching me. So we're always being taught to remember the holocaust in the persecution that we Jewish people would would suffer in. So this is the way we're taught. I remember sitting in Hebrew school. They lined us up all the kids and remember our teacher. She goes, she put a thing like a machine gun when she was, that's what Jesus Christ. Due to you. Oh, wow. We're raised with hatred for Christ. So I was not someone looking to be a Christian. It really was a three and a half hour conversation with I was on what's called the teen towards basically, when in my case, a parents Jewish parents want to get rid of their child for the summer, and he's been kicked out of to summer camps, so he can't sleep over a sleepover camp because he keeps getting kicked out. So I went on a team tour and we traveled around there were like thirty five kids and some adults as counselors and the bus driver was a Christian, and he was vandalizing all the Jewish kits and I remember we were in San Francisco, nineteen eighty four. So you could figure out how old I am now because I was sixteen at the time. But basically, we sat there over a fortune cookie. He's sharing the gospel. And he's explaining the gospel, and I remember after about an hour. I just said, that's nice. I literally to my shame. This was my response to my said, Chuck, that's great for you. But I'm God's chosen people, I'm in like Flynn. Because I had been told that I'm the elect a part of the elect, I'm going to heaven because I'm Jewish. We're God's people. And so I wasn't looking for savior. I knew I was a sinner that wasn't a problem. Yeah. I almost burnt my house down twice. Once we put it out with an extinguisher, the second time, the fire department was called, so I at least improved on my. I didn't think I needed a savior. And when I listened to Chuck, I just thought it was emotionalism. It was great for him. I wanted nothing to do with Jesus Christ. Well that's understandable based on how you had been taught. Yeah. Yeah. And if you wanna know if God has a sense of humor. We don't see anywhere in the scriptures where Jesus laughed. We see him weeping. We don't see him laughing. But if you want to know if he has a sense of humor. Yes. My salvation testimony proves it. He took a guy at my age when I was, I was super proud of my intellect. Okay. I have one hundred sixty eight I q I passed the test for Mensa. So I was proud of that. So he takes a guy who didn't even pass the sixth grade to give me the most important message in my entire life. That's already. And so Chuck sat down and he knew his Old Testament, and his New Testament, well, well enough that a he said, I said, if you want me to believe I said, here's what he had an insane. This is not good for an evangelist. And this is not anything I would tell other evangelists to do when I told him, I was God's chosen people I was in, like Flynn, he, he turned to me and said, this isn't theologically sound. It's pretty offensive if you think about it, and, you know, my background that you've now heard he said, what if your mother died, so you'd be right here right now, listening to his message in you walk away? She would have died in vain. I remember my back was to him. I clenched my fists. No. Typically any previous time I would blackout. I wouldn't have recalled. I remember clenching my fists turned around. I stuck my finger at him and said, if you'll give me a logical reason to believe ob- Aleve. And he said, okay. And so we sat down on steps of a Dairy Queen and San Francisco and he opened up the Old Testament and then opened up the New Testament. I was looking at the fulfillment of scripture. And with my brain might way thinking, I'm warning calculations in my head with every one of them. I'm calculating the chances. The probabilities of someone being born you. Okay. You've got to be more in Bethlehem. Okay. How many people could have been Bethlehem at the time and I'm doing all these calculations and we got to a point where I stopped him, I said, Chuck, we're beyond statistical impossibility which is tend to the forty eighth power. It is impossible for these to happen by coincidence. I said, so with that tells me is that the New Testament had to have been written by God. I didn't believe in Christ. I just believe New Testament was written by that point. I said, tell me what the New Testament believes what is it teach? And so he starts talking about Christ about him being God coming to earth in dying in my place on the cross. And then raising from the dead, and I went wait, dead people don't rise. And so I don't know if you're familiar with Josh McDowell's book evidence demands verdict or more than a carpenter. Yeah. It's been a long time since I've read it. I've read it probably in high school in a little older than you. Honestly. So will I hadn't read that book at that time? But in that in those books, he goes through all the false views of the, the resurrection may be if they got the wrong tomb, maybe he wasn't ill yet. And I actually came up with every one of them, my last one, I think, is original with me, my last attempt to explain away the resurrection. I said, Chuck, maybe they dug a hole underneath the tomb came up through the center took the body out and Chuck. Goes in three days they didn't have heavy equipment. And sitting on the steps, I just put my hands in my face put my head down and was shaking my head, and he says, what's wrong? I said, if Jesus Christ rose from the dead, then he must be God. If he is God that I'm accountable to him for my sin. What do I have to do to get right with him? And so there on the steps of Dairy Queen at sixteen years old, I repented put my faith in Jesus Christ and became a Christian, so in three and a half hours, I went from believing that Jesus crisis. Hitler's God to a follower of Jesus Christ. I thought all Christians could save like that way didn't realize that people hear the gospel over and over and over again, it was just one time for me. And I was so bold. So bold of my faith that I told absolutely no one for two years. I knew the cost that it would be sure. But before we move onto what it took for you. To actually share your conversion one unpack a couple of things. One were you able to keep in touch with Chuck? Where's chuck? Now, I have always wanted to keep in touch with Chuck. So I kept in touch with Chuck up until the time that my parents had found out what happened in Chuck felt God wanted to bring him to New York. And, and that's that's where you live. You live in New Jersey? Okay. And so he lived in Ohio, so he was gonna come from Ohio to New York at the same time my parents were moving to Florida. And so we lost touch. I mean so here's a guy he has no idea that some kid that he shared the gospel with pastor to church is an. Policies travels literally, the world's I'll be in the Philippines in a few months to do conferences. He has no idea. He will one day one day. I can't wait to see heaven. I can't wait to just the thank him. Okay. Next question that, that I kind of want to back up and close the loop on. I've asked this question, a lot, and it's sort of a random rabbit hole. So what do you think may Jesus laugh would? I think made Jesus laugh. Yeah. Because you know he had to laugh year. Don't you think he he laughed? Don't you think he had fun? I've often thought about that because I'm curious to know what he live because in proverbs it says that humor is good medicine for the souls. So obviously, he's not against humor. It might not be some of the sarcastic humor that we like. Yeah. Probably not though crisis pretty sarcastic. Yes. People don't realize that. I mean you. Read the big Ospel and. But that's more like sarcasm for reproof. Correct. I don't know that any of that sarcasm is for humor sick. Yeah, it would be an uneasy. Oh, no. Yeah. I really don't know what it is with that would have made him laugh. I would love to know what kind of jokes he would tell I think that he uses Ernie in our lives a lot. I mean, I think there's a lot of things that we tend to think we tend to think that God is, is not involved in our lives. And yet, he is, I think we, we often just kind of live our Christian life, and a lot of times, we forget from where we came, we forget what crisis done in our lives through years of living and walking with them and being sanctified. I know that things like my humor have changed. Are you staying out with a bunch of guys that we were called the rudeness brothers? So you kind of tell what we thought was funny. So I hope that my humor has changed. But I'd love to know what makes God laugh other than putting people like I think that he thinks it's funny that oh, you think you really smart? Let me bring someone into your life that you 'cause I did. I looked down at Chuck, once I found out, Chuck Dan finished sixth grade. I did not have much respect for him because who I was back, then I didn't respect people that I didn't think were intelligent that's to my shame. But that's how teaches us. Yeah. I get it me to one more rabbit a want to chase. And really it's, it's more like a loose end and I think it will propel us forward. One of the first things that you explained is that you come from a logistical family and I have about an inch worth of understanding about that. But I'm a know enough, I think, to be fascinated that you are. So heavy into Christian. Doctrine. I mean, it is part of someone's, like it's part of your DNA to have an intricate understanding of the doctrine of God, and he'd on all different types of faiths, and that you understand the differences of the doctrines does that make sense to you. I mean is that, like, oh I get it. I think the reason maybe I get it is I really try to work hard at not reading in my beliefs into what someone else believes or to assume what someone's going to believe I really tried to be fair with what others believe, and it's one of the things I'm known for doing is not taking people out of context to, to really take the time to understand what it is that they believe or what they're thinking. And then not use straw, man arguments. And so is one of the reasons that I think that people appreciate my council when I do counts. With them because that's the feedback. I've gotten an I just always assumed everyone is like that. And I've come to realize, most people don't really sympathize well with others because they are looking at how they would respond to the same situation instead of trying to understand, how that person they're talking to is responding in why they respond the way they respond. So I think it's because I'm empathetic in that way that I try to understand what it is. And why people believe and think the way they do that. I can study the Koran and really try. And here's one of the things I did. When I did my world religions book after I was done with the chapters. I met with an e mom I met with a rabbi. I met with a elder in the in the Mormon church. So in each of the religions, I tried to meet with people that were authorities. And sometimes several of them, and I would ask them if Fordham teachings, right? And one of the things I really appreciate it. I was at a a. Mormon event evangelize into the, the Mormons. Sorry. Thank correct. That they're not be called Mormons anymore. Members of the church. Jesus christ. Latter-day saints. So I was at an event where and we had this guy, Brian who said to me that all Christians, he said, there's no, Christian that describes Mormonism accurately. And I said, well, I'll tell you what. I'll give you a free copy of my book, if you'll review it, and tell me where I'm wrong, he came up with six things three of which were grammar, two of which he said, are nonsense issues, like they're not even important one that he said is such a minor issue. But it was something on the in their beliefs. Jesus and Lucifer are brothers and the birth. Order was the issue. It's a minor minor issue, there, some questions on it. So I just said, okay, while correct that one thing. And he said, that's the most I could find. I appreciate that because it means I'm not misrepresenting them. I mean that's the thing about my book with do. They believe I'm not trying to refute the religions. I want people to be able to read that and say, okay, I understand what Muslim believes. So when I speak to a Muslim, and I say, well, do you believe this? They're not going to reject me out of hand when, when I talked to a Muslim, and they told me, I believe in three gods. I immediately. No, they don't understand anything of Christianity. They understand Christianity from the lens of the Koran and so right off the bat. I have no respect for what they're going to challenge me with on Christianity. I want Christians to do that. On Christians be accurate right in when they describe all you believe this don't you, you're, like almost a theological journalist, and I'm probably scholar is a better word, but I relate to the journalism side in, you know, the old days when when we worked to be objective. Right. And so that's kind of how is real journalism, right? Yeah. I used to be a real journalist. Not one of these fake news. Journalists anyway. Probably shouldn't have gone. I'm totally on board with you. I've asked the question in what has happened to journalism for many years because now they're just talking points for political part is the twenty four hour news cycle, which is why don't watch television news. A great book to get how the news made us dumb. It really. It's it's phenomenal. The work that's done that book in you as a journalist would read that and understand it, what you just said, is what he the conclusion came to interesting. Okay. I feel like we're all caught up on questions that had about your early development in your, your conversion. So you've already shared this with me that you're sixteen years old. You accept Christ. And you've caught us up that you kept it a secret. Tell us about how that secret became more public, and then walk us through what happened will I I just sit and read my bible. I didn't anyone know my father, actually, quote me three times reading my bible, and all three times before school. I'm sitting I'd have the habit of reading my bible, and praying first thing in the morning before I go to school last thing before I go to bed. I don't do soon as I got home from school. So used to read once a day until I read that Daniel prayed three times a day, and then I started to do that. My father came in my room. He just knocked on door open the door. And when I heard the knock I quickly with shove, the bible underneath my covers and my father would walk in seeing that, and, and he's like, what was that? And I'm like nothing. He's like, what did you just hide underneath your your blanket? I was like a book. Oh, yeah. All right. Right. What book and I was like, I mean, I'm, I'm all afraid, I went a bible, and I'm sure he was thinking, it was for a teenage boy, I'm sure he was thinking it was something else. And so sure enough, I pull out of bible, a Gideon bible that Chuck had given me. He took it from the hotel that he stayed in. And so that was my first bible, I still have that Gideon bible today. Ned. I took that out. Fortunately, I was always in the Old Testament when he caught me, but his reaction was just what you should really meet with the rabbi. We were only required to do. He recalled until we are bar mitzvah did. And then they would ask us to do an extra year. I went year after that. So I went beyond what was required or requested. And so my father thought that I just had an interest in religion was, like, what he's talked to the rabbi and left it at that. I am I seventeen I start driving and I discovered Christian radio and I just I used to be in the car all the time, because that was the only way I can actually listen to anything about Christianity. And I would try to sneak watching on Sundays when no one was up. I'd try to sneak watching TV and watching some of the preachers on TV it will not a real great source of Christian education. But that's all I remember Giovinazzo knocking on our door. And I was upset that my father turned him away because I thought might be a way I can learn about Christianity. I had I had no. One to teach me it was me and a bible for two years. That's my only source of, of learning about Christianity. So you didn't know and see, that's, that's kind of a strange thing because I live in Arkansas in the bible belt and the notion that I wouldn't know any Christians is that's like, oh my and so you didn't know any Christian. We see all my friends were Jewish. All my friends were even at that time. Jewish people kept to ourselves, it's still you'll have that an orthodox communities. But basic all my friends were Jewish for the most part, had one friend that wasn't and I ended up from Christian radio learning about chick tracts, if you remember those was comic book tracks. Yeah. Yeah. I ordered a whole pack of my, my father, Tuesday doesn't know that he actually bought gospel tracks for me. I okay I lied about it. I told him that this is back used to play dungeons and dragons, and Christians were coming out against engines dragons. So I told him that I needed to send I need to get this to something for the dungeons and dragons because he didn't care. He just sign the check. So I got a sample track. I, I read every single chick track that was the only Christian teaching I got at that time, and I used to take my to my one, gentile friendly, who is my best friend, I would slide tracks in his locker at school. And so he didn't know who is doing. It was so bold, you know now. No stand on street corners, proclaiming the gospel in New York City. I'm so timidly hide it in here. And so I go off to college college was not that far from me. And you had to go home during the Christmas break. And it's the only time in all four years of college had a rule. We had to take. All your stuff home. Don't know why. While I do know why it's called God's providence. I all my stuff when I got to college, I met other Christians. And so I started collecting Christian material will I put it in a draw at home and Christmas Eve, I went down back to school to a French church for Christmas Eve service. I stayed overnight at his house, Christmas day. I come back home. Well while I was gone. My parents had gone through my room, actually, I, I think a couple of days beyond Christmas day, because it was after Christmas. I think, but when I got home, they went through my, my stuff, and my mother saw the gospel tracts now, remember, we don't make a distinction between Catholicism and Baptist Lutheran. It's all Catholic. And so here's a chick track. That was really condemning Catholicism, but they didn't take the time to read it. They saw something about Catholicism with Nazism. And they think that's what I'm believing. And so they think I've become Catholic, and what ends up happening is I come in the house. My parents were the only ones home, except we had a live-in housekeeper. And so she was downstairs. And so it was just me. And my parents, I walked in, and it blew up. They knew I was became Christian, and we had an incident that happened in our family. My father told me that he actually went casket shopping, and I was going to be dead to them. But because of this other incident that happened he chose not to. And so this is why say I counted the cost. I knew that when my parents found out that I was a Christian. I w-. Would be dead to them. I fully expected that they would get a casket bearing empty casket and I have no more communication with my family. It's one of the reasons why as a freshman college, I got into ROTC my father told me which is what I did expect if he didn't kick me out of the family, the second step. I expected was college would be cut off. And he's told me he was not paying for college anymore. And I said, I understand I planned on that. He says, what do you mean you plan on us said, well, that's why minority and now you have to understand my father nearly died in the army of the guy. Next one got shot and killed. I think that was in boot camp. So wasn't even seeing action. It was friendly fire that killed the guy next to him. So he's he hasn't been a big fan of military. He never wanted any of his boys to be in the military. And so here I'm going planning to go in the military, because I already planned that he wasn't paying for my college, I had that, you know, expectation I knew that. So he ended up paying for my college, but it was interesting because so I have a martial arts background. And I remember when I was about fifteen my, my mother, my stepmother is she's, she's raises her her kids different than my father raised us. She's like a slapper you know, she would hit her kids in the face and. Shoot. She just. Love her. It's not the, you know, it's just this is how she dealt with when she'd get frustrated Amer once she, she slapped me and I reacted. It was just a reaction. I pulled back with a block, and the way if you block, you're also hitting the muscle in the arm, because if you keep blocking that way, someone's arm has nowhere punch left in it, and soon as I did it, I realized I was dead, because my father is gonna kill me, and I ran to my room waiting for my dad's come home. You know, this is this was before. I was a Christian. So he realized I knew what I did was wrong. And I'm like that. And sorry, I'm sorry. I'm sorry. Just, you know, she went she slapped me, and I just reacted. I don't. I never had that happened before. And so he realized you know, I say that to say this when my mother, she asked me, one question, have you been baptized because that man, I converted and I said, yes. And at that she starts, she got so frustrated. She starts slapping me in, I at least now had the self control where realized just let it happen. She actually her hand quote. I still wear today. I got my bar mitzvah, my guy. It's Hebrew for life, trencher, you, but it's not gonna be good with a microphone in the way, people often see it, it looks like a little dog if you've seen that. But it's she actually broke it. She was slapped me her finger coordinate, and it's napped off. So it was a tough couple of days being home. And so they took me I to a rabbi and I sat down with the rabbi who his conclusion was kind of over religion or good state of your faith. Type of thing he's like a study with the southern Baptist just to learn, and he really gave up the conversation when I, I basically asked him, I said, listen in Daniel, we have a four hundred ninety year period from decree going out of Cyrus to messiah, so that's twenty five hundred years ago. Where is the messiah and I think he realized he had no answer for that. And that's where he just said stick to your religion like that was his the best advice. He could give me. So my parents sent me to a Jewish psychiatrist. And, you know, one of the things I thought about doing was studying psychiatry when I was a kid of choosing between psychiatry and computer science and I ended up meeting with him in. So I used to read psychology today and things like that. It was really funny because he goes through this whole thing of talking with me. And my parents and goes. Why think the, the issue is Andrew was having trouble dealing with the loss of his mother. And so he turned to these Christians, and he gets the, the emotional relationship that he needs. And that's why he's doing this. And I did something that psychiatrists probably don't wanna have happened in their office. When they come to a conclusion, I laughed out loud. I just started laughing and he looked at me. I said that is great. And he's like. What I said. So you're saying that I became a Christian because I wanna motion relationship. Is that what you're saying? He says, yeah, I said, that's great because I was a Christian for two years before anybody else knew as a Christian. So if it was an emotional relationship, you just admitted that I have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. At which point he asked me to step out of the room and he turned and said to my parents look. This is a phase kids, go through this will grow out of it just ignore it and it'll go away. And so that's what they tried to do. They tried to ignore and they did for the most part up until they found out. I was going to seminary when they found out, I was going to seminary they realized it wasn't going to go away. And they asked me go back to same psychiatrist. And I went back to him again and held her you now. How old are you when this happened that point I'm twenty three years old, a meeting with the psychiatrist? I had just lost my job my company. I worked for went bankrupt him outta work. And this is just before I ended up being homeless, but I'm outta work and I'm explaining so he starts with what are you doing? Look for job. He's going through my whole life. Trying to find different things after about forty minutes on board. He's got nothing on his paper. He's like, how about your social life, yet will. Now there's a problem. And finally, he writes, something on the board. Social life. And he's like, well, tell me about your social life. I'm like my friends are always complaining. I don't have enough time to spend with them. And he's like scratches that he's like I've never met a twenty three year old kid who, who can lose his job at doesn't affect them. You have major things happening in your life and it doesn't phase you, he's like can I share this with your parents? I said, well, they paid for this. I expect you to well, that's what he told my parents and a little more. He actually told my dad, he's willing to pay my way to his alma mater, Texas ain't him for me to get a degree in psychology to go into partnership with him. Oh, because that's how much he thought that I could be good as a counselor. I said to my dad. Well, that's exactly why I'm in seminary, because much of pasturing, it's preaching the bible, and it's also counseling. And so he again confirmed something that I, I had been looking to do. And so my parents at that point realized it wasn't going away. So at twenty three I was still dealing with that. But then I went through a period where. And this is again, I've allow things to be shameful in my background to my shame. I, I ended up being homeless because I ran out of money and this will become important a couple minutes. But that I didn't tell anybody. Now here's the crazy thing. I'm a deacon in the church. I have the responsibility of the deacons fund where we have thousands of dollars in the deacons, fun to take care of people who are in need. I'm living well, okay a couple times. I'm in the car, but ended up living in a women's person, I met living on her couch and paying her fifty bucks. And don't ask me how I keep finding fifty dollars every week. I, I had friends that would just like. Like either. Give me money, gimme food. I had no money for food. And yet, God provided, every even though I was too prideful to let anybody know I was struggling. And I had access to the church is deacons fund and wouldn't let anyone else know that I needed it got still provided food. I'd have a friend, that Kim's comes over, and he's like, hey, my mother cooked too much. You think you could use? You think you could have this lasagna? Yeah, that's like, you know, I ration that for a week I need. I like every other day to ration it. And so here I'm outta work. I finally get another job. And this is a job that I ended up I go, I find out that they're going to basically had fifty dollars, which would have been enough to guess, so I chose not to eat and at this job, I meet this woman who is got I found out, she was a Christian from someone else because soon as I got the first thing, I'm doing is I'm evangelizing everybody. I mean, I'm trying to get together with them outside of work to show the gospel, one guy mentioned that this woman is a Christian. And so I walk in star conversation with her. She invites me to have lunch with her and her friend. And I don't eat and she's like why don't you eat? I'm not I'm like not wanting to tell her, so if the second day of this, she's, like, why are you not eating and I'm like, because I like I'm just not mood. I don't feel like having anything. So finally, she gets me to spill that I have no money for food. The job is going to withhold the check now for two weeks. So now I'm struggling because I'm like, I only have money for gas. So I just said I can do. Well, she ends up coming in leaving four groceries bags of stuff on my desk with a little note that just says acts, two forty four to forty five and if you know that text it says that they sold all their goods to give to those in need. She ended up telling me afterwards that she gave that I because she knew I was going to reject the gift and if she put that verse I wouldn't be able to reject it, and she's a hundred percent right. She knows me that, well, because when I opened up my bible read that verse, I'm like, I, I gotta take this, and that was just enough. Food for me. Me too, to go till I got a paycheck, now the money was going to run out for gas, because they withheld the paycheck, while she goes to church and told the story someone gave fifty dollars to give to me, which was enough gas until I got my first paycheck. So God provided all the way through. Now, I kept the cycling that young lady, and very, very happy to say Twitter before years ago, she became my wife. She knows me very well. I know exactly where I was. When I decided, I was marrying, this girl, she had no interest in an American, I again to my shame. I told her I really I'd like to tell you in food, not Chinese food. She's from Hong Kong. So I didn't want to have Chinese food every night. And she was asking me, whether you can lose your salvation, I'm giving her answers from scripture. We're going back and forth. I knew her church was not really strong doctrine Louis and all of a sudden she goes good. You answered correctly. As you're, you're testing, may, she said, yes, I was. And so that right there, I said, I am marrying this girl, because, as a pastor, I need to have a wife who's going to have a strong independent walk and be willing to challenge me if I'm doing wrong, and she has no problems challenging trust me if I'm wrong, she'll let me know and an eleven about her. Wow. Okay. One Lucinda tie up. And I have to respect your time eight we've talked for a while. And you've got places to go people to see when you brought up your martial arts background. Do you think that helped you manage your rage? Once you learn the discipline of martial arts. I think so. Part of the thing is I love martial arts before I started training and my parents wouldn't let me do it when I was in rage. And I think because they were afraid of that they knew I liked it, and they knew I couldn't control myself. I started martial arts training Munasinghe college. So at that point has actually already saved. But it does play in where the did plan is helping me to stay calm more. So when my my mother started slapping, me and more, so at a later time in life that we could get to when I was hit which I think you and I talked about when I was forty seven. Yeah. You've got conflict in your family, because of your faith. They finally figured out that this isn't a phase. This is your calling plus your profession and things are still strained with your dad at this point. Right. Yeah. So I was forty seven years old. My father asked me to not send emails that have my title pastor Andrew and a scripture verse at the bottom, and he's like this offends me, and I decided, I would talk to him in person about the fact that he would use. Jesus Christ name is found. Language. I want to share the gospel, Weston, and I was going to start by talking with that. And when I started that conversation he stood up in squared off. Now you have to share. My father was a golden gloves boxer in the army. So he, he knew how to throw punch, and I discovered at forty seven you not too old to take a hit from that. And so I stood up because I realized I was sitting in a chair and had nowhere to go. I stood up in unite talked about this previously, I had that where everything seems to slow down. Really what it is. It's not that everything slows down. It's your brain gets hyper aware, and just thinks of so many things all at once and I remember he squared off. He's throwing his fists, and I'm actually thinking through, like, okay I can block it. And then last second. He opens his fist. And I, I'm thinking through, like, okay if I if I blocked this, this can escalate, if I just take a slap it won't be so bad. And he slacks me, and then quickly turns round gives me a, a right hook, and it hurt even at his age at who's like seventy two seventy. Three maybe seventy four. He still packed a punch. And so that made a major issue that was at thanksgiving at my brother's house that next thanksgiving, can, we didn't have really a with the whole family got together, and thanksgiving, my family, always gets together. We didn't that year and is probably mostly because of, of the incident. And so it was just some hard things that that happened, and what ended up happening was, we have this incident things got even more tense between my father and I couple years later were, again, at my brother's house thanksgiving might wife is telling my dad how we met, and she's telling him how she bought me food. And I'm just again God's providence, I'm walking past hearing, this ethic. Nothing of it. I just turned to my wife and I said, I don't think that knows ever knew that I was homeless. And she's like, oh, I was going to tell him that and I walk off. I think nothing of it Meraj thinks nothing of it. My father was crushed at that statement. My father couldn't sleep that entire night. The next day pulls my wife and I side we go into my brothers movie theater. My brother had has a movie theater in his house, and we're in the theater. And the reason we went there as you can't hear a thing if you're in there. No one's hearing the conversation outside of their and so we're sitting there my father, basically said that he when he found out that I was homeless and here, you, you have someone who is a multimillionaire, he could take care of, of things. And I did not go to him for money when I had nothing when I when I had nowhere to live. I didn't even tell him he. He realized how much of a strain on our relationship was brought, because of me converting to Christianity. So at that time that was the closest we have had ever been since the extra pry ever truthfully. But maybe since the time of shortly after mother's death when he was trying to build relationship with me, because of my rage. This is the first he was starting and it was the first time I actually got to be able to share the gospel with my parents, because he, he now wanted to try to understand, and a lot of it before that was it's hard to explain to folks, but there's such an issue within Judaism that to be a Christian is to be a traitor is sort, sorta, like Islam is they rather just not know of it, and it really because of just an off handed comment. So I think it really got providence. I've been able to start restoring the relationship to the point that my father, my father. I once gave him as a birthday. I give him the, the works of Josephus a Jewish historian, I figured that might be safe. My father likes reading reads all the time likes reading, history, he'll read the works of Buddha and Buddhism, and things like that. But so I figured this is safe is on the Jewish wars. He returns it to me on opened still shrink rats. That's important because after the incident, a his house, I asked him if I can give them a copy of my book, what do we believe? And he took it, and it was interesting because here just a couple of weeks ago, someone was talking to him about Buddhism. And he actually said, you know, let me let me check, there's a book that I haven't on different world religions and pulls it off. And he's, he's flipping through looking to see if I cover Buddhism and his friend goes, you know, the guy on the back of that book looks an awful lot like your son, and he turned and said, that's because it is my son. He wrote a book on other religions to me. That is a huge thing you are not dead to him. Yeah. Because not only did he was willing to take the book read the book, but he no longer was ashamed that his son is a evangelical pastor apologist. Evangelist that writes books on world religions, it was a huge thing for me. And so we're starting, you know, and here he is he's going to be eighty years old next year. I've prayed every day for him. I always thought like there's the my data mama, the people. I think like could never ever be saved. But, you know, I never ever thought that I'd have an opportunity to share the gospel with them or even talk about Christ. I was told to change t shirts when I wore Moses and the commandments I thought that was safe, but knitting Christian as, as a twenty year old, you know, having Moses was no, you can't wear that go change your shirt. Okay. So it's a huge step. And really, I don't think it would have would have come about if it wasn't by God's providence in small things that I didn't think were big things I didn't think there were anything you got used them in ways. I never knew even used my pride, that would come about years later to help because had I not been proud about it had I not been homeless. We would never have had that incident where I happen to walk by my wife and say that doesn't know that I was homeless. That's the thing that made all the change in our relationship. Wow. So Andrew, what do you think is the message for someone who is struggling in their faith? Well, I would say this I mean first off, we gotta be faithful to God. I, I would not encourage people to be prideful. Like I was okay. We should never do that. But we need to be faithful. Look. We have family that we love. There's a time to share the gospel, but I've always tell tale. There's a time not to if it's with your family who you, you share the gospel with. They know we stand they know the message, you don't have to make every single conversation, the gospel, otherwise they just don't wanna be around you. And now you have no more opportunities. And so I say, just, just be faithful look for the opportunities where they are prey to have opportunities seek, don't don't try to avoid him. Try to make them happen. But at the same time we have to realize that God's in control, I believe that God is the one who saves everybody, and therefore, I can't do it's not my wise. Words, it's not my apologetic. It's not my arguments that are going to convince a person it's going to be a work of God. And so I trust in that. And I just pray pray pray and be faithful to God gives sometimes God is going to give you that thing that you might think as in my case. Just an off handed comment. So I think in yet, that's the very thing that made all the difference with my relationship with my dad. Let me make sure understand this your dad's salvation is not up to you, right. Correct. That's powerful. And it lets it's liberating because now you have you have the privilege of a relationship with him. While God does the rest. Right. I'll tell you what I think is even more liberating for parents with wayward children because they think what did I do wrong? What was wrong in the way, I raised them that they walked away from the faith now, part of it is because let's get in Tharman knew, how do you interpret scripture, whenever you hear me preacher, always gonna see me one way or another teach how to interpret the bible, many people take a promise out of province that was never meant to be a promise raise your children in the way the Lord? And when they're old they'll never depart from it. Now, made people take that as a promise and it's not it's actually a proverb. As a general rule. The other problem is people don't know the Hebrew enough to know that it's actually the opposite of what's being said. The Hebrew, actually says, if you train a child in the way he will go train a child in his selfishness, you train them to be selfish when they get old, they will never depart from that. So therefore, the opposite is true. We should train our children against that selfishness. Otherwise, they're going to always be selfish. So if you ever want them to walk in the way of Lord, you've got teach them against their prideful nature. But a lot of people think why raise my kids in, in the ways of the Lord, they should return to the faith. They should be Christians. And we could beat ourselves up over. What did I do wrong as a parent, maybe nothing? Maybe you did everything. Right. Is apparent but God didn't want to do a work in their life yet, maybe he will. But he didn't do it yet. And that's the thing I my mother, and this sounds so horrible to say I understand that. But I have no reason to believe that my mother will be in heaven, a suite of a person as she was when she died, there was literally had to get the police, there was a mile and a half carline to the cemetery. That's the type of person she was the impact, she had and yet, there's no reason for me to believe she's in heaven, because she was a sinner, who disobeyed God who rejected Jesus Christ and the offer of forgiveness that he offered as far as I know, could she be in heaven, while I believe God makes it clear to every single person of his existence. They know him they know something of his power, that's Romans chapter one and therefore every person, even my mother, who's raised Jewish understands Judaism, could. Have heard the gospel, maybe from a nurse from who knows who and received quite just before she died. It's possible but you know what if she didn't when I get into heaven? I'm going to understand how wicked sin really is. When I sending with Christ and I'm gonna have a different view of things, and I'm gonna understand that if she's judged as guilty. She deserved it as much as it sounds horrible. But I also rest in the fact that in revelation it says that God will wipe away every tear in every sorrow and if she is punished as guilty. My father's punished his guilty as much as I love them. I know that I'll have a different perspective of things when I'm in a glorified body, and those tears will be wiped away. Those SARS will be wiped away. It's powerful stuff. Andrew before I let you go. You've got a gift for listeners. Right. Is it the book you talked about the what do we will believe book? How does that work? What do we believe? Yes. So I wanna give to you for your listeners and I'll let you figure out how best promote your podcast with it, but I wanna ship to you three copies of what do we believe cool for you to give out whether you want to contest, or, or just people that write reviews, but it's going to be our gift to you for the ministry? You're doing with reboots. Thank you. It really is helpful for people. Let me take a chance to give a plug for your podcast if I could but it is helpful for people as someone who's a listener to hear people give their testimonies here, people, whether it's the reboots at work, and financially a here those, but people that you, the reboots spiritual reboots are the ones that I'm always like, wow. That's, that's so great because it's encouraging to me as a Christian, because I'm such a failure in so many ways need to. Yeah. And I see other people I've done that. And then I see how God changes their life in great ways, even sometimes because we do something stupid, which I'm green it. You know, my mom said, if you ever good it something stick with it being stupid. That's me them, things that could ask my wife. When you're reboots is a great way for people to just get a spiritual encouragement with so many of the testimonies that could be heard there. So, so we just wanna be striving for transferring won't be a blessing to others. And so we want to bless you, and just give you some copies of what the we believe. So that's the, the book about systematic theology about Christianity. What is it that the bible teaches about Christianity? That's excellent. Thank you. My brother will work up an idea for for how to give that away. So yeah, thank you. You're welcome. Anything you want to wrap up with before I let you get on with the rest of your day. I'm going to wrap up in my name's Rappaport. I should mention the rap report that has actually how that name came about. Welcome to the rap with Andrew report. I didn't curse folks if they were subscribe to my podcast, the rap report and the rap report daily, if you like shorter ones the repertoire daily is quick, actually going to start on the rap report daily next week from the time, we're recording this, I'm going to start a going through every book of the bible in two minutes and then try to give an overview of every book of the bible in two minutes in. So in the course of ten weeks will go through the whole bible actually star six weeks Mel, seven because there's more days, but we're going to go through every book and give an overview, and I think that that'd be helpful, but my longer one, we deal with a lot of different topics. But it's an hour long. I just got done today with an interview with Todd Friel of wretched and great, great interview we talk about discernment. And is there a proper time to name names and a time that you shouldn't, and just check out some of the other? Yes, we have at the Christian podcast community. It's a lot of fun working with other podcasters folks like yourself. This is a great way to teach people and we're teaching ministry. That's what I try to do. I'm trying to a mos- teaching Moyes disciple. So if you check out striving fraternity stuff, we have we have courses we have books, we have lots of things that hopefully would enrich, your spiritual life, so you could go to striving for trinity dot ORG. 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"Guys WanNa, tell you about something new I've launched a patriotic count patriot dot com slash. Andrew Bramsen people asked about getting more content. More insight more information from me, and now available through various tiers if you're able to join on Patriots Dot Com. You can get shout outs from me. You can get the business of sports podcast transcripts can get ask Andrew questions, weekly newsletters, all kinds of ways to interact with me including. A monthly conversations not whatever you WanNa talk about jobs in the sports industry breaking into sports. It's all available now on patron dot Com Andrew Brandt. If you're able, please join select your care and be able to have further content interruption with me Adrian Dot com slash Andrew Brandt will be joined. This week on the. podcast I really wanted to dive into what's going gone in college athletics. There's so many angles go through here and ask you record this on Monday afternoon the tenth we're not sure exactly what's going to be happy. With a college or to college football with the big ten yes. No, we don't know if they're gonNA play. Their couple movements going on I. Really wanted to sort of see in the movement and talk to them. In one of the movement's is we are united. There's also we want to clay. I WanNa hear about it. And in my reading I saw, Andrew Cooper mentioned homer runner cal, a current runner cal or athlete from university Washington. State University. And then loan behold Bandara who saw a follow on twitter and I reached out so ramone Andrew to another welcome to the podcast entered Cooper. Thank you so much for having me Andrew, phenomenal name I, saw appreciate you taking the time and energy to find me on twitter in reaching out I'm excited to have this conversation. Let's start at the beginning. The one thing I saw about you what is your one of the leaders in this PAC twelve moon? But I did see an article that said you don't WanNA call leaders. He really just talking about organization getting athletes. Involved how when is your how you got involved with the movement is? Goal. Side. Yes. So I got involved with movement till I I when I got connected with balancing Deltona was offensive Lineman at cal and his permit. Jake Kerr Him who is also also could friendly with the time. They reach out expressing concerns regarding returned to campus ovid protocols, how that was being handled, and they wanted to put out centralism defense to prove the health and safety standards. And they wanted to that out. Three or four days at the. Rally July fifth or six. And then. Like that day, we started to see a tidal wave of the players tweeted. that. They deserved better. Essentially, and it was unique to me to see players using your voice not fashion. His you know one of the issues in college sports is that players don't feel they have a voice. and so two Steve Football players using their voice go to twitter speak out for what they believed was right. We considered expanded scope of our goals to clued up addressing racial injustice and economic rights and technical sports. So those are the goals of the Movement for united. And really the reason why I've been associate myself so different because this has been football player lead driven from the beginning I have been providing counselling guidance row. Formerly de Sack co-president sack is sort of the official voice of Athletes and so in that role, I have a horrible past of serving. It's representing. President Washington State, the co-president Your cal Berkeley That's really how it started with Jake Balan. Unity's everything yrant. So putting the players of the forefronts, really important to us and also adamant any individual leader there is no individual leader. That's Really, what it is, the goal is to start open. To get players unified behind a simple concept that unity is everything. And you're an athlete at Washington State about your tracking cross country runner. Graduated there Washington State two, thousand and nineteen, and then transferred to cow you continue to run they're pursuing a masters degree. You just mentioned you're involved in Washington State, and now audit cal. So this has been sort of a mission view and you see progress since your time Wazoo. Absolutely. So read my personal story, my pressure washing state right at the beginning. My Dad had a heart attack. And it really made me grapple with this question. Why am I invested so much until running? Why is this whole passion will focus? And? Over the course of the next year began to discover purpose myself that was greater in a lot of to. Helping athletes and advocacy on Emma Tyler Alinsky died by suicide Camp Smith saw. How affected? Our family or community I felt called to action. Use My privilege as someone who gone through that grief to really stand up and help others and so as an advocate, I've been trying to help athletes broadly. In any Paseo last four years really. Sorry one thing I think you said, it really struck me, and this is for lexicon out there about through athletes is that worth through? You want to change that tells about. So the term student athlete. Was Really. Invented by Walter Byers the Executive Director NC Double A. in the fifty s before color sports was as popular. Widely seen on television dissidents today. The term was invented after about I don't feel his widow sued se AA. And for Workers Compensation and really an effort. In that or case ages came up with the term student athlete in what's buyers has written about that in his memoir since then won't he said, we drafted the term student athlete to avoid in workers not fish. And the impact of that decision. Is really cemented a pseudo legal mechanisms, divest college athletes of Basic Economic Rights that are afforded to all Americans. Tell me Andrew where you guys were the we are United Movement. In. Calling Movement. What are you looking to get? What are you looking to accomplish movement? So, Burston? Foremost. To establish that college. Have the. Capacity. And the power to. So To simply have conversations with each other to have. These conversations with other football players with other athletes to hear each other's stories. Unit that's how we achieve unity unity is everything. More immediately. A safe working environment and so. You know. We want to mandate health and safety enforcements that. Are, uniform across conferences central. So in the PAC, twelve became really apparent to us that although Stamford as an example, they feel quite confident in how their institution is handling their open protocols but. Other schools weren't doing that and so it just became obvious that. you know you're only as strong as your weakest link and so there's one school that's not doing a good job. It doesn't matter. It's going to it's going to a negative impact on the tear conference and so when we met with Larry Scott essentially. Wanted Answers regarding. It became will Larry. Scott needed immediate clear immediately clear. We cannot mandate anything across twelve schools. And I was very concerning to hear titlist. So. Immediately want to play, but we want to do so safely. and this is also only the first step in achieving a players association that can adequately represent the best interests all. They could take us inside if you will andrew that meeting with. With Larry Scott, the commissioner of the pectoral. Again I've been in business for too long time I know how hard it is to have those meetings even for executive staff meeting let alone students. So tell us how you got the meeting how was received what your sense was on how things were going once you're in that room. So I think it's important to get a little bit of context. So route transpired. So on Sunday, you know eight days ago we released our statement of unity our demands Players Tribune. and. The. Shortly. After that, you know the day day we sent a letter to the commissioner all athletic director saying we want daily needs to make progress on these issues at hand. So we can work together make progress on them and create an environment that people feel safe to compete. It's afford is to us. And that that meeting really that negotiation was Larry Scott. Do you director Mark Carlin and the Arizona State Art Burger. And Ray Anderson and you know going into meeting we just wanted to initially outline are issues from our perspective and then have an open discussion or shield related to the issues at hand So, we had a few people discuss racial injustice. Few people discuss the economic injustices a few people discuss the cove, the lack of Covid or does that we Whitney sooner our campus? and. The. Tenor. Shifted. White abruptly. When Larry. Scott told, Nick forward. WHO's the Utah Football Player. Wants to be a doctor in his on the path of becoming a doctor and. He told Nicole. You're talking out both sides of your mouth. When Nick said, he feels safe working out in a gym but doesn't feel safe tackling people info call during this pandemic. and. That you know essentially resulted in. Larry in his temper A. Good ample times throughout the minute I won't plant. Sorry I got heated so. Really, we never got past health and safety got like we couldn't even have a productive discussion about safety. And then the media following out. Essentially, issued a statement that was this was a productive conversations was good. Steps move over this discussion. but that was starkly different from the reality at end so. We felt the need to. Collectively, write a letter. And, send it to him issue essentially voice in our frustration needed more. We wanted student forwarded. Daily of. The denied our bus for daily Mittens and we ask for a lawyer President intermediates and they denied that request as well. That time has there been communication after they deny further discussion whether through an attorney or not. So I don't think so. I haven't done anything since. Then meeting and by the way was that zoom. Zoom has become the staple of everything now. So after that assume That was Thursday late Thursday evening. Late Friday evening we wrote our letter and sentenced to that. and then the letter became public. And then. Sunday. The, world. Flipped on his head is Trevor Lawrence tweeted a graphic. Right. and Are you guys. Your group in the packed well connected. To we want to play play. And we need the group that Justin feels Lawrence and others are tweeting out is there a connection there? That's why the graphic was. Yesterday. Yesterday late afternoon, I guess evening on the East Coast yesterday evening. The leaders of the we wants to play movement and will really. I think the most influential college football players in the country and leaders in our movement came together and had a discussion about our goals in what we wanted to achieve the issue that Amnon. Everyone agreed with each other. We didn't have a voice we didn't have representation we didn't have. Uniform Health and safety mandates we didn't have a players association and we weren't using voice and our of our voice to stand up for what was right. And you know I I received a phone call from. Dylan Stanford the you're just saying he's like huge development explained it to me. And then we got our group together in Dallas odds. Out of Washington state. As. He likes as he said, twenty minutes to save the world to make the graphic essentially with the goals uniting ASHTEC's. We sent trevor. and. It was on twitter within like five seconds. Tell me again who designed that. Alice Dallas OPS. So he he plays football Washington state US. One of the players that was one with cassidy was dismissed from the team essentially or supporting the movement and it was. It was the clear. He wasn't actually best but. The way the coaches framed, it made him. Believe they use dismissed initially and it was only after really receiving public pressure quite frankly did Nicole Digital department backpedal on their statements and say, no, he has scholarship protecting still on the team and so. The reaction that role of Chad is exactly why players were frayed of using their voice to begin with. and so Dallas is incredible. individual he helped him in castaways both co founded the blacks now played association at Washington, State along police parts and who say women's soccer player there. And they're just outstanding college athletes that deserve. Better from their institution deserve more or. in so. Yeah Dallas Nelson dismissal throughout this whole process if you made art graphics as well so us is the graphics with. I mean that's great to to see from obviously A. Expensive Profile of Lawrence and I believe the present night states retweeted that orange as well. It's at a is that ABS- designed? Followed Support Andrew wanted to drill down again on what be and I don't WanNa. Come demands unless that's a word you WANNA news. Wet requests what the game plan is for the movement. is, their revenue demand is there a health and safety demand other than general increased health and safety around COVID and round? concussions and things like that. So. First and foremost given the timing of of sports happening now. The number one goal is to unify behind uniform health and safety mandates. Not, guidelines that mandates that are actually enforceable within enforcement mechanism of some sort. Dot Org number one. Mandates coming from where the conference. Every conference has been doing. A conference only play essentially. A each conference has to be able to. Guaranteed that and show that there are some sort of uniform mandates. That are being followed because it's one thing to set a guideline. And another thing for the institution to follow that. And so as we discovered immediately detect while and as sure as aware now, two trevor, Lawrenson. Their their squad. If your school is doing great, it doesn't really matter. Different school isn't. And so we need to ever wants to be on the same page about these things and the only way that that's going to be able to happen is if an institute gated. Like a players association that can. Help. For the best interest of athletes. Because, there's been in touch with Houma and the NCAA at currently exists. Jaramogi has helped provide. Information. And guidance throughout. The organizing processing to answer questions that we have about. And that? A union. Situation you're looking at or you're talking about organizing something separate. So unionization. Of. College Sports. Is. Unfavourable giving the labor laws that existed in America? Yeah. Covered the northwestern situation. So as you're familiar, you know the difference between public and private institutions and national versus local labor laws. It's. Is Not favorable because you want uniformity in sports right and so. Really the reason why? The. NBA and NFL have antitrust exemptions is because The NFL bargains with the NFL PA. The NBA bargains with the. and. Excuse me. There's no. Negotiation mechanism between players in his solutions in college athletics and there needs to be. It's were not at the point where we can just ignore these issues and more there needs to be an entity, the accident best interests of athletes As I said unionization is not a path but. These schools are capable in these conferences are capable voluntarily recognizing players association and agreed to terms with that players association nor Really WanNa forefront is unity. And being unified behind health and safety. but also just being unified behind. The broad concept that college athletes deserve better. Economic demand that I see something about one fifty percent of revenues from athletics. So. Excuse me in our initial. The initial terms that we lay forward. were. Highly comprehensive. And we wanted to make a statement show. What are worth values. and. So it didn't take long for US bigger out that in professional sports, there's a fifty fifty split. And so it's more for is more something is a goal for us to work towards. not-so-subtle short, not to sell herself short with a five percent revenue. Is As you know, you don't want to leave anything on the table as you enter negotiations Brad. And so. Is More of a starting point and I think what? We've really decided in the last twenty, four hours between. You know we're united. We want to play coming together is simply we want players. Association. because the health and safety of these incredible athletes at jeopardy and. there needs to be instituted. I can advocate for the best interests of athletes. More with Andrew in a minute, I word from our sponsor draft kings has brought their expertise to legal sports betting right here. In this country, you can rest assured your funds or secure. Their apt is safe secure reliable. You can deposit withdraw your money at your convenience. NBA Games going on you can. pre-game money line on a single game released twenty five and you'll receive a ten dollar free bet to use a live market within that game. New Users get a bonus up to one thousand dollars. So download the top rated drafting sportsbook gap. Use the code ROSSALL CAPS RSS when you sign up. It's for a limited time. Only users get that Santa Bonus up to a thousand dollars. 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If College or If the season is canceled. Everything that we are advocating or still stamps. All of these things needs to be met still. Like. Players deserve a voice. I think what we've? What's happened? What happened last night? Is. It ended the chapter of players not having a voice. Anymore. Now. We're in a new era of college sports. Were players have a voice they're using it. And they are telling the world that we deserve rights. But with even a Trevor Lawrence in Preston fields tweet these things out. Presidents say it's too risky. TOO risky with covert. Has that voice worked. I mean they. They still shutout squirt. Obviously. There's room -cations economically but. I guess the question is, what are they? Why do you say that? Why has has that one? Erin serving another Because, players have never used their voice like this. and. I don't think that financial. Incentives should ever be prioritised above the health and safety at students. And It kind of seemed like it was going that direction has. These institutions released new schedules not and delayed meeting with us and really failed to answer. Really any of our questions or concerns relating to return to play. And when you're player trying to decide if you're going to play sports, you're not compensated There's no students on campus your. At. A high risk of. Negative impact from the disease because you have a high body mass index and the predominant workforce in college sources black. And so you know Kogo defects, black athletes. I believe four times rate higher than white or black people. Sorry. At a rate four times higher than that. Of White People. And so. When that's the reality, the landscape that you're in and you can't even guarantee that it's going to be the same safety protocols across the conference on Women's speech for the PAC twelve at the moment. It's An unfavorable proposition to give athletes especially when their eligibility isn't even protected. There's no, there's still no eligibility protective So they if they could potentially be opting out or scholarship is protected, but they could be opting out and just lose this year of eligibility. So. To a lot about this, they want that extra year and they can't really make a decision. Until, they're given that and they also can't make the decision because they don't even know what they're opting into. Not In. It has not been made clear. What it is that we want to opt into what isn't this right? Like what? Questions that they have answered. So if presidents do make that decision, it means it's the right decision and it's one that they should have made a long time ago because you know I think that the PAC twelve they just released their new schedule. It's obvious apparent that they had every intention moving forward with football season. until. Players raise their voices in concern of mood. Policies. It only highlights why players in all college athletes deserve an entity that represents the best choice. In beclere do you think this advocacy is causing leaders has college football to question whether they have a sport or now? To question whether they played season. Yeah I mean you're saying that scheduled around everything seems fine and then the advocacy groups come up like yourself and now we're wondering if if they're going to have performed. So Do you think your movement has created doubt in the minds of leadership about whether even the half college? Football? Absolute, I mean I'm on the Cross Country Team Right now, and they have zero answer stress regarding. I coach doesn't know anything about one coming back or anything no they say that they're all these guidelines, but they're not explaining to us how they're actually going to enforce mandate is so that people actually follow them. I think the pressure is on right now. In. These questions have been asked for a long time slot like these came out of nowhere, right? No, they have had ample time as the big ten set. They have had ample time. To. Make these guidelines mandates to show US WHY Returning to play can be saved and the only been able to answer the question of is it safe? and if they can't question that can only lead us to believe that it's not safe. How, do you respond to them the economics question and I guess I know everybody jumps on you know these these these have water slides and. You know in Davos winning makes ten million Knicks David make coal mine a year. But there is an economic issue I saw the MAC canceled football the MAC. In, one of their big issues as we can't afford the testing, we just can't afford it. We don't have the money protesting. Does that resonate with you that when when the school say we don't have the economics and the second part of that question. Is something I know you'll push back against and I wanna hear it is decide either that non revenue sports like one urine. Will be negatively impacted. With more money, put into these sports like football. So, test the first part of the question. The money has been going up every year. And I know in the PAC twelve specifically, they pulled in five, hundred, forty million in the most recent fiscal year. And I believe the big ten pulled in like specifically. I believe four years ago. The big ten pulled in five, hundred, thirty nine. And so in the last. Four years. Packs twelve has increased the revenue. I believe one, hundred, fifty to two hundred. And so. The operating expenses have not increased I believe beyond set if you exclude salaries. The money is getting put somewhere in his being spence. In, my eyes You know as students studying this in writing my master's thesis on his stomach inequities, sports. It seems white obvious to me that the NC Double Anna's member institutions are overspending to create the impression that they are worthy of their nonprofit status that they're worthy of not paying taxes. And this question of should these athletes be paid as always been the wrong question my eyes. Should be, should these institutions be held to the same standard as other institutions in America? And when Your Business Lose money and I think we're on a business shows, it's a business I think you've acknowledged that when your business loses money still pay your workforce. Right like that's not something we tolerate. In America like if you can't afford to be in business, you shouldn't be in the business that and so with Cova specifically if you can't afford it if you can't create a safe work environment. Than you shouldn't be putting these athletes in position like Larry. Scott told us in the mid if you don't feel safe than opt out and go hall. Well, it should. The burden shouldn't be on the players to make that decision. Regarding their health and safety like if you're going to be creating an environment that's been be profiting off of the Labor of these athletes. That environment should be safe for them to work and is why a lot of people are still working from home because the liability. Is too great for this employers at a specific moment. Now. Whether we should be returning player not during this endemic. I think that the government should do their job and make that decision earlier. Given their local ordinances of where they're at on because it's different everywhere. regarding the second question this. Are Non Revenue Sports. I run cross country and track. And, there's this is myth. That name image likeness would only benefit a small handful of athletes on campus. But I can say with all certainty. That is a subpar cross country. Runner could start a camp in Milo hometown in Seattle and make a couple thousand dollars off during the summers and I'm currently not allowed to because of the workplace. Alice can't make money out is designed company. Because of the names likeness rules in place and so because amateurism is just like shut the gate on business opportunities for athletes. I think we're really not even. Aware of how many out this would benefit from these economic rights I deeply believe the economic rights protections. Football players is economic rights and protections for all athletes. In the more unified, we are alike there we are to protect all sports because it shouldn't be the athletes who are punish. For. Negligent spending of these institutions. So to me. Women. Specifically would benefit tremendously. Name image likeness rights and revenue sharing. Because East Women's sports are much more incredible than we realize I, went to the I. Wish I was wearing the shirt right now but I want the. A. Women's final four soccer championship this year and it was a phenomenal environment. It was incredible. stadium was packed via stadium in San Jose mls stadiums packed there were you know dozens of food truck benders I mean if you've actually attended any of these women's events, you know they are popular there. Women's Women's softball. In NCW makes more money across the board than baseball. Like there is money that is not being granted to women chilly because they don't have isis economic breads and unfortunately in America. In College colleges, the highest level of sport that. Ilbo to these women and so to me, it's A, we're doing the women great disservice by not giving them access the same economic bride since everyone else all all athletes deserve it quite frankly. Of cutting non revenue or than I think the ones that promotes risk are men's non revenue or arts. Because of what you said about women's sports and because the title nine. I mean as you and I joked before Stanford Guy. Guy On the same screen. That's okay. I live with Aaron Rodgers for ten years so I get it. Almost. Tumultuous limits, tuition yeah. Brad speaking of Stanford just Kinda of sports. and. You know eleven sports. Now we got mailings from Stanford about yeah. We had thirty six. That's the most and then she had division one, we have it down. But this is not unique all over the country. It seems like men's baseball men's wrestling squash rowing crew. They're all at risk right now I know which related to cope it out of no actually escalating costs with football and basketball. But this is something where I just wonder. If a movement like yours requires more economic inputs. into whatever. That these other sports could be at risk just raising the question. While I think it's you know a reallocation of funding. First off Stanford as an example. Stanford's got twenty seven billion dollar Dowman. For them to just say we don't have the money I think is ludicrous because these athletic department we we often liked isolate them put them in. A, you know not beneath the purview of universities, but the reality is they're part of the University Department of the University of the university has funds to afford the. Sports the endow the easiest place look as the endowments, but the way that money is spent on salaries can be reconsidered The way that funds are distributed by the conference can be redistributed, and so I only hope that we begin a open discussion between athletes and his institutions to figure out how can we do this financially feasible manner that protects. Because all options needs to be on the tape. You know for Stanford to say, we don't have the money and they have the one of the largest documents in the country. To meet appears as how does that make you feel as? Yeah with upsetting and as I said, we kinda demanded answers at least some of us in terms of inquiry to provost. And that was the gist you know that was one of the upkeep, the rest of the company, but he kept talking about. We were number one in division one in terms of number of sports thirty, seven or thirty six. Now. We're down to twenty five, which is still up in the higher level events. Hey, division one mathematics so. You're right. You know as an alum, it's frustrating to see some of those get cut and it's frustrating as someone in the businesses sports to see these programs cut around the country. Really. Yeah I mean listen I understand is big business that's my expertise I. Just want to understand economics college sports better I'm at Villanova now. where I run a sports loss where it's business program and I'm aware that we have twenty five sports and only one. Men's basketball makes money. and it has to carry some of expenses for some of the other sports but. You know we have a football program that doesn't make any money and it costs a lot of money but we football's important I do. Anyway I. WanNa wrap. was also sorry to add onto this points or we also have division two and division three sports. The like. This idea that you need to make money to have sports I think. You Know University's decided sports are important on this so we should. Now, what this is doing those it's opening up. The can of worms so to speak on our universities spending their money. because. You know it doesn't stop at sorts. It goes to our faculty members getting paid. How who has decision making power over what other governments do and you know my experience election stating cal Berkeley sort that. That firm exists only outside of anything to do with the university and financially that's just not the reality. Of how university. In. So universities exists serve their students. And they often choose to spend money and lucid so that these players have opportunity play, there's also. You know. Tuition being brought in by these not revenue sports. So if you have someone museum example I'm GonNa. Walk. I, have a loan. You know tuition. You know the school is making money off me like a lot of ask these pay money to go to school and. When we ignored that elements of the conversation it gets us into much muddier waters but I think quite frankly the money is there. Yeah Yeah I mean I, read an article early on and all this about schools would be better off adding sports to make money than than dropping sports because they get a lot of people like you that our students. but I suppose they think we pay student special place like San. We. Can get open students and not. Not have these expensively sports. Because everyone wants to come here so. That's a conversation for another day but Andrew I wanNA. Let you go I want to again where are we now commissioner Larry Scott Group at ten twelve and your grew I know where we left it was not thrilled about the meeting and apologize. For some of his anger. But as we sit here today now days after the meeting on August ten. and. The whole world is kind of. Questionable. Whether even going to have conflict football ten other places. Where are we now? We are waiting or Larry's nuts response we are waiting or the PAC twelve oaks show leadership. Conference champions which. In our letter, we say this is. this conference has a proud history, but this is not a proud moment. I believe. This conference as some of the most incredible athletes. People that I've ever met will ever meet my life. but every single day that we don't address these issues, we are putting our communities at greater risk of this disease in this pandemic and we need to work together but our differences aside to make progress on these things then we want to meet with them daily and they just. Don't want to others so. We have no answers. From. The Commission in the conference and You, we are still seeing the ramifications of the bomb Trevor Lawrence dropped on twitter yesterday. and. You know this is Dave I didn't know any of this been happened yesterday. So I don't know what's going to happen tomorrow. I think we're all we're all trying to figure that out. What if if last question, what if Larry Scott Stonewall and just sit now? Thanks I'm glad we met. Here's what we're doing. We're going to hit or football. And no guidelines for opt-outs. What happened. Just go ahead with ball like we've been pretty clear that we have over four hundred and fifty players that feel I've way, and that's only the numbers you know that doesn't even show the implicit support. So if they go this day, we're going to have football you know. That's That's a can of worms while doesn't want to open but. I think it would be wholly negligent if they did that is would be way too unsafe and I think that the schools would be held liable for the damages if they did. You guys have legal representation. What we asked Larry if we could have lawyers president future meetings and he said, no so. Not Answer also. And keep in touch on US and. Yeah I mean this is. This is really interesting to me. It's a player empowerment edition. You guys have done something. Bold and I don't think it's over state to say historic. So I was glad to get you on to talk about. And that's truly a compliment coming from you and. All of your expertise background in this space. So I'm thankful for you in the work that you. I appreciate you for having me on. Thanks Andrew Good luck to you. Thank you. Thank you day by hope you enjoy that. We'll see what comes out of it. We'll see what comes out of college football, but I interesting to sort of listen in on what happened meeting between these students. Using their own sense of empowerment to try to meet and instill change in. Now they've got trevor. Lawrence tweeting about it. They're trying to use it at the highest levels and maybe we're onto something here. This could be historic as I said on the PODCAST. And that'll do it for this week's edition of the business of Sports with Andrew Brenick College Sports Edition. College football player empowerment, and beyond we are united we WANNA play. Let's follow it. Appreciate all these. Follow me on twitter at Andrew Brandt. Reshaped my producer extraordinaire Brian Neal musical producers, Sam Brandt. 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Andrew Luck Retires
"If you're hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions then zero in on your short list of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started at indeed dot com slash outside happy monday does welcome now sidelines. I'm clinton. Today we get out on the pitch to talk about the hope and pain the women's game and with the future of that looks like but let's be real the center of the american sports universities now indianapolis indiana. That's where the big story is number twelve. What andrew austin luck was born in washington dc nearly three decades ago. He was already destined for the family business. Father oliver not only played in the n._f._l. He was also at one point the president of the league we now referred to as n._f._l. Europe and he did a stint as athletic director in west virginia. University football was very figuratively in andrews blood but when he made the decision to leave the n._f._l. In his home stadium for the only n._f._l. Squatted ever played for the team that drafted him the indianapolis colts. Not everything went as planned. If you've been paying attention retirement wasn't surprising giving his history of injuries but it did come out of nowhere at least for us for him. It was clear i felt stuck in it and the only way i see out as to no longer play football. It's it's taken in my joy of this game away and a this sorry. I've been stuck doc in this process. I haven't been able to live the life. I wanna live taking the joy out of this game. There were boos as he walked off. The field in all sorts of messages of support and disdain from various camps in the weekend was chewed up with luck takes of all corners of the internet that all amounts of one thing selfish for for one playing football is a choice not a duty and secondarily anytime you hear the words overseas rehab and treatment options with player primarily based in the u._s. That's a signal to you at the end could come at any moment that happened two whole years ago so while fans can cry into their beers life does go on to the n._f._l. Or maybe not joining joining us now. David purdham asia look has retired. Obviously there is thursday and we found you. Hello sir. Your looks tremendous david. Let's start with you. Here's the ball. This is obviously a big deal in vegas. Forget about the india and the indianapolis colts right here. What's the first thing you thought as a guy that understands the sportsbook as soon as he walked away. What did you think it was going to be affected most primarily is it a v._p. Raises the super bowl words all that money starting with it was all of it really books for scrambling on saturday night left like the media was to try to catch up on this story. They reacted by taking everything down. I'm from your super bowl. Odds to division odds all the way to season win totals on teams all kinds of stuff. They took it all down. Every five teams improve their super bowl odds based. I under luxa tyrant the three a._f._c. south divisional opponents in the steelers and chargers also their odds improved to win the super bowl and the season win totals for each of the colts opponents also went up so vegas had its <hes> had a lot of work to do they worked quickly and as one <hes> <hes> west gate super book oddsmaker told me they had to pretty much take everything down that they had on the n._f._l. And change at all well for those who aren't major gamblers like me. I like i mean. Is that a bad thing in the vegas book they losing money on this zolt of this guy walking out or is that just simply changing things from a structural standpoint. They've got to readjust it. Changes things have to be quick when news breaks because savvy better be paying attention and if they leave the number up on the colts a little bit too who long they will jump better jump on it for example the g._m. Said it took a couple early bets earlier in the week on the under on the season win total for the colts yes which could have been found at ten and nine and a half when it reopened it was down to seven so if books were careful and being rarely ready to react they could you get caught. You know a couple of big bets here and there could cost them some money. Well i mean i guess my other question too is. How did you think this changes. Perhaps overall the season for the average n._f._l. Oh kimbler leaving the league is for most people. It's a big deal from a football standpoint but i never thought of one guy leave is gonna change this many gambling operations i mean how do you think this affects what we see week to week in the n._f._l. Anytime you have a starting quarterback the caliber irv andrew luck. It's going to impact everything from fantasy leagues to sports betting so everybody's gonna try to adjust the goal for the betters right. Now is try to decide side. If the adjustments at the bookmakers made were they overvalued luck or they undervalued. Maybe they think jacoby percent is going to be better than the bookmakers thing so they have to react to that that decide if the odds changed enough or not enough so that's how it's going to change the veterans. Can you imagine any other player like any other other than angela. That would have made this much of an impact yeah. There's several almost any of your top level quarterbacks aaron rodgers. Tom brady's <hes> even down to like a dak prescott in those range guys all except anybody that is an established starting quarterback who is star dr potential is going to have significant impact now when you get some of the other players. Some people are are surprised that maybe like an odell beckham would not have as big of impact a as you might think but quarterbacks are always going to change everything. What did you think about those boos. I'm just interested in your opinion on what you thought about him getting booted coming out of it. I'm deadly really interested in your opinion on what you thought about getting booed walking out of indian indianapolis disappointing <hes> you know i think that <hes> sometimes as fans we get a little bit over passionate betters have the same <hes> you know kind of passion and they'll when they get into it and see hey. I just sped on andrew luck to win the m._v._p. And now he's retiring there obviously frustrated but to buddha guy to make a professional decision. I thought that was a little bit over the top. Some i'm sports books. <hes> you know they did decide to refund. Bets on andrew luck to win the m._v._p. West gate super book in las vegas did that in new jersey sportsbook points bet. I'll also a refunded bets on lock to win the m._v._p. So there's a little gesture from the the bookmakers to kind of quell some of that concerns from the vendors all right david part tired of me. Thanks for joining us all right. Let's try this again new york. Daily news is pat. Leonard is on the phone with us right now. He says he finds the timing of the quarterbacks decision the walkaway more. I'm curious than reasonable pat. Let me ask you this. When you first saw those boots you said and you thought yourself what before you wrote this column. I thought that i understood how to see how fans felt because they had absolutely no context or reason to be prepared for that clinton not to mention that in the n._f._l. They condition these fans to care and live and die with every roster transaction every contract and then you know they also are conditioned to overlook the brutality taliban violence of the sport in and look at an injury as more of a setback to the team rather than to the individual's health and so they hear this news come down in the middle of preseason season game while andrew lock is standing there on the sidelines and even though andrew lock deserves better than that type of booing reception. I don't think it's right to call all the fans classless confused and frustrated in that moment because there would be no other way that they could feel <hes> and if you're going to call them classless then you have to call the entire n._f._l. Fan model classes because as i said they're more conditioned to view that as simply a speed bump on their teams road to the super bowl which now right there is has been dashed in unprecedented fashion. I disagree with that. I understand what you're saying. They're in terms of who the n._f._l. Is but i think there's a lot of fans that saw that and we're disheartened because because n._f._l. Fan could justify that and you're thinking to yourself well. This evanger can be booed the guy who actually did have all the guy who had a scot free record just in terms of being a guy there. Are you know from an n._f._l. Fan standpoint thinking he can be booed. Walking away from the game can't be right but it was definitely i think twenty minutes later everyone in the stands there air would have had a different reaction as you're standing and watching andrew lucked you know wince and talk about his injury pain rehab cycle that is never ending and the mental and physical fatigue but more even the mental side of it for him and i think people would have reacted much differently if they had more of the context there because remember also also they were being told that he was going to be ready over close to ready and even the week prior. He did a pretty game workout on the field where he looked really good so the fans and you're seeing seeing now. There isn't a a report in the athletic that some fans <hes> are asking for their season ticket money back and that's this is all related to the fact that they felt kind of jilted or they were sold something that they're no longer getting one of the things you obviously covers the n._f._l. Income the giants as well. What do you put players. Did you talk about this and what was the reaction around the league from guys you know who said whoa weird stepping away from fifty to two hundred well a lot of the of all the guys i talked to didn't they didn't want to go on the record but they were willing to talk talk about it from the standpoint of there were some who completely understood where andrew luck was coming from and all they said was hey wish him the best i i think it's good that he goes out on his own terms. Whatever that is <hes>. I think prioritizing your health is a great thing which by the way agree with <hes> but then i thought it was interesting. There were plenty of other players who felt that if they were colts player or one of andrew luck teammates that they would have every right to be upset particularly italy with the timing of it and this goes back to the fan reaction as well but from a player's standpoint. If you're on the indianapolis colts this happened this late. This is an ah unexpected thing and not only is it tough as far as you know hurting your team's chances of winning but for the other eighty nine players trying to make the team and then the fifty three you make it and then the forty six o'clock every sunday watch departure likely reduces the success rate of this team they win fewer games and that's costing these guys playoff money and and chances to accrue staff and victory that are going to get them free agent contract and lucrative money down the road so you get hurt their earning power not to mention that andrew luck has the luxury to do this a lot of the guys the majority of the n._f._l. They don't have the luxury of choosing their mental and physical health over the game and quitting you know this is not just a passion for them. This is how they make a living and how they provide for their families and so andrew luck <hes> you know he's getting his twenty eighty. Four point eight million returned to him basically are not taking away by the colts as a gesture of faith but then you have the rest of these guys on the roster who are just scratching and clawing to make it. I oh i think <hes> you know it's definitely from lux point of view or from another player's point of view it could be that luck has a certain advantage there in being able to make that decision position that he normally would not have generational wealth is quite the thing. Let me ask you this. Do you think that this is going to be somewhat contagious in terms of the mindset around the rest of the league. That's a good question. I think that it certainly if a guy of his stature sees it as okay a guy i of his stature and by that i mean would change the entire landscape of a franchise then i think anybody would look at themselves and say what does that could that apply to me too but i do think that most players can't follow suit you know they can't they can't just stop retaining or painting those paychecks. They can't just say hey. You know what that extra three hundred million dollars hoping to make down the road. That's okay not to mention that luck. He gets his money. He gets to keep this bonus money because the colts give it to <hes> but guys like barry sanders calvin johnson with the lions in years past the lion's recouped that money they took over one million dollars back from calvin johnson and barry sanders had have to return six or seven million so just because the colts have handled the luck situation. This way doesn't mean if another guy followed suit with luck that they would be okay with it. Just pat leonard. He's a beat writer intern columnist for the new york daily news. You can follow him on twitter at p. Leonard n._y._p._d. And thank you pat sar. The blue blazed didn't get on t._v. Buddy looks good coming up be smart. Is it always the same thing thing is in your head does when it comes to hiring. You don't have time to waste. You need help getting to your shortlist of qualified candidates fast. That's why you need indeed dot com posted job in minutes set up screener questions then zero in on qualified candidates using an intuitive online dashboard and when you need to hire fast accelerate your results with sponsor jobs new users can try for free at indeed dot com slash outside. That's indeed dot com slash outside terms conditions and quality standards apply it outside the lie is brought to you by djalma no order online and trank order fee blocked today kiddos use your head. When i was a kid it was a catch all phrase for having common sense when you operate operate in the world by the time i got to high school. It was directed from my soccer coach to put the ball on the net and for british outer it was an action in that sport that has dramatically changed her life in ways she could have never imagined concussions ended her career in her college. Time two neck surgeries six diagnose head injuries later. There are still questions about how to prevent this from happening to other the athletes particularly women. She joins us in studio today to discuss her life and her goals rene. Thank you for joining us and i guess i'll just start at the beginning. You know i think so many people here about concussions. I think football they think wrestling w._w._e. And they don't often think about soccer and they certainly don't think about in the context of heading the ball an actual play as opposed to a collision where and when this become something on your your life that you knew pay attention to not until after i was forced to stop playing the game unfortunately i abbas taken headers from the time i was really small <hes>. They never gave me a problem. As far as i knew <hes> you know i had a concussion and high school and it wasn't even and soccer one was just bad luck <hes> and then i got to college and i got three concussions in a row only one of which was from heading the ball you know i jumped up to head it collided lighted with another player and my body turned in the full force of the ball went to the side of my head so my vision started getting a little funky a little bit after i didn't really know what was going on. I subbed myself. I saw foul but then the combination of coming back from those concussions and continuing to head the ball is when i really started to have a problem what one of the things i think it's difficult with concussions. Is that because you cannot see a concussion. It is difficult for people not to believe you but for a lot of people around games to understand what the impact is when when you're in college was there any difficulty in terms of navigating when and how you're going to play once diagnosed he started happening. How did you do that just in terms of being able to have your own agency as is a player roster to me. It was if you can sign me off. I'm gonna play you know it was just i just want him back on the field regardless of the cost unfortunately and i had a lot of people looking out for me trying to talk some sense into me trying to get me to stop playing but in the end the doctors signed the form. Let me back onto the field and i wasn't going to slow down so you know i was just going to continue to go after the ball or full force. If it was coming at me i was i was going with it with my head or with my body. It didn't matter to me large level now. What have you learned about how this works for. You know how these kinds of things happened around the country with other girls at the soccer teams in terms of safety. Doing it's so common. Unfortunately you know now tom. <hes> heading has slowed down at least at the younger ages. They're not supposed to do it anymore but the parents tell me that you know they are either a still doing it and they're just not supposed coast to or be when they do start doing it. They're going straight into throwing fully pumped up soccer balls at kids that don't know how to the ball so why why are we. We're doing it with fully pump up soccer balls. Why are we doing at twenty times in a row. What what's the point you know. I i understand people. Don't want to change the game. They don't want to get rid of headers fine but i think there are smarter ways that we can do it. We can teach it with dodge balls or like inflated balls the cushioned balls right. We can wait until they're older to teach form and then after form put it into practice and then after practice put it in games. I don't wanna to get seaport you here but i mean have you lost any of your love for the game as a result of the ways affected your body for a little while i did it was really hard for me to go back to the sport <hes> it was hard for me to watch games hard for me to coach kids that i really grow to love as almost kids of my own and then i go and i'm terrified to watch them play but now in the end i i love the game and it's given so much to me as well. Yes it has taken a lot of way but i think as long as we play the right way and we play the smart way. It can give more than it. They'll say go away. What's next for you in this causing me. What do you teach. How do you get out here on t._v. Now but how do you get this message out to some of the youth efforts. I'm uh-huh well. I'd travel internationally with nonprofit think concussions and i talked to medical. Providers parents coaches athletes hopefully i i talked to athletes locally but i i share my story. I share what i've been through. I share my hopes for these kids and i just i really hope they're paying attention to the it's not just football players. It's not nothing as mild about it. You know a concussion is a brain injury and when you look at it that way hopefully people take it a little bit more seriously but it's all about awareness. It's about awareness and it's about a culture shift. We have to look out for ourselves. We have to look out for our kids. We have to look out for our teammates. Maybe you don't want to report it for yourself but but if you have a good teammate a good friend they'll report for you. Thank you very much for joining. Thank you for having me. Your boy went to a soccer game this weekend and added a heck of a time to johnny got a golf set when he was three and that he was hooked all he wanted to do was gulf gulf gulf gulf. He'd be on the links before school after schools. All he ever wanted was to go pro and then one day when he was holding his grandson ondon thinking about his twelve handicap. Johnny realized it just might not happen for him but you know what did happen for him. He switch to geico and saved a bunch of money on car insurance so ooh that was good and so was with his grandson sportscenter six eastern after the u._s. Open with sage michael eaves. They'll have the latest comments from the colts on how forward after injury alexa tyrant plus the crucial matchups that could decide baseball's part race and what's at stake tonight for serena <hes> and british your sportscenter six eastern on e._s._p._n. And the e._s._p._n. App we gotta monday night baseball double header for you with a matchup between l. Central central playoff contenders first game seventy cars burs then yankee star three game series against the mariners. Both of those bad boys are on e._s._p._n. An the e._s._p._n. App on saturday night. I made my way down buzzard point in the district of columbia lumbia with nearly twenty thousand of my closest friends to see the washington spirit take on the orlando pride and what was the largest crowd ever to see that team play at home owner. Steve baldwin was buzzing around doing in all he could to make the experience meaningful for everyone and the crowd was genuinely super pumped to put it plainly it was the most fun i'd had at a soccer game in years gregory and you're looking at someone used to be an m._l._s. season ticket holder black these united don't forget that that's not going that lead per se but there's definitely an energy and momentum into about the n._w._f. That is extremely palpable. All of the american world cup stars weren't even on the field but that didn't matter before the people just plain out to watch great footy and not say root for the usa only was a sight to behold. I also found myself incapable of -verting my eyes from marta. Who've just a marvel on the pigeon. If you ever get a chance to see her play nevermind score a goal do it also the best turned out to be a great one. A couple of lead changes a couple of fantastic saves and two near misses that held the place up and down for ninety minutes minutes. The point is was clear now. Is that everyone in anybody. Who's trying to say that this league might not make it for one reason or another you know reason is not going to be the soccer. The product i saw on the field in that stadium was nothing short of fantastic after the game baldwin gave the kind of speech that takes a ton of guts. 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Andrew Luck Retires, Rams' Andrew Whitworth And Mount Rushmore Of Guests We Want On The Show
"On today's part in my take andrew luck has retired we also have hall of famer future hall of famer andrew whitworth from the los angeles rams mount mount rushmore of guests. We would love to have on this. Show and andrew lock has retired. That's the big news so we'll talk all about that before. We we do that. Pardon my take is brought to you by the cash app. You already know the cash apso. Here's a recipe for pasta putin esca a flavorful neopolitan dish in in a large skillet mashed one tin of anchovies and their oil with four crushed garlic cloves out a quarter cup of olive oil and simmer m._r. over medium heat until fragrant stir in a drain twenty eight ounce can of whole peeled tomatoes a can of chop black olives and a jar dr of capers and break up tomatoes with a wooden spoon each read this like jetta diller just add like a little italian note at the end of every food. Don't tell me how to do my address. Reduce the heat too low and simmer fern our than toss with a pound of pasta and little pasta water to help it all stick serve immediately with grated parmesan sean palmer junie john and black pepper cash out okay. Let's go off love wash adult and it's pardon my terror presented by the cash app download downloaded right now. Use code barsley get five dollars for free five dollars a._s._p._c._a. We also gave a free recipe for pasta. Putin neka net net the next who didn't ask today is monday august twenty sixth. Anything big happened this weekend. A future hall of famers retire in the prime of their career career. The biggest story maybe in the history of sports happened on saturday night. That's a big debate going on right now. Because we are kind of like a we're. We're prisoners of the moment because we all are online all all the time yeah and so we can react to everything which makes sports a lot more fun to watch and to follow but when andrew luck we're talking about fully franks still being a fun quarterback still thinks he's still stinks but when andrew luck retired the discourse shifted almost immediately from like oh holy shit and lecturing to is this the craziest sports story story to ever break yes. It was like a little bit shocking. I was not ready for emotionally and i had maybe drafted andrew luck three five fantasy leagues it is it's pretty fucking shocking that he just decided to quit at that time and the way that schefter reported it that whole thing the story behind the story. I think there's still a lot that we have to learn about the well. Someone leaked it and then schefter had the ball so schefter dropped the bomb and then <hes> from every everything that's been written about andrew lock. His plan was to tell us teammates. After the game the preseason game against bears do a press conference on sunday <hes> talking to the press instead schefter dropped it in the middle of the third quarter of the game and andrew lock then left the field to the after the game to booze which will get to that and schefter had the balls to tweet out. Andrew luck said the expected to tell his teammates that he was retiring sunday before his timeline got moved up now. Schefter did his job but dude. You are the reason why the timeline got moved up. You announced it and basically blew up andrew entire plan of telling his teammates i right and then telling the media so it was shocking. He was crazy. The reactions <hes> like we said the booze. I think everyone was like you know that was that was probably not right and i bet you everyone who booed like when you take them out of at the moment like yeah. You know what i was feeling feeling shitty. Our franchise quarterback just retired at age twenty nine <hes>. I'd probably take on that. I'd probably like that back so i don't know which direction you want to go with it. I i laughed so much about the internet like the free points that were given out for everyone to fight the straw man being like andrew look as the right to choose whatever he wants to choose all you fans bitching and moaning. Where were the fans bitching and moaning. A lot of people thought it was weird ones at the stadium. I think that was like aww picking out the booze walking off the field and then you had you can go to god you can go to your three kings of sports takes and check those doug gottlieb aleve mad dog russo said something and then i went straight to danny canal fuck danny canal. He didn't fuck forgetting soft. Can't he's living out on us. That's a problem. I think he's a front runner for the year next year. Smoking weed nobody will it was basically an dockage as well and gottlieb got completely roasted and then tried to claim sarcasm chasm which it wasn't in a he. He got ratio to the moon his exact tweet by the way doug gottlieb. A guy doesn't know how to use twitter when he says retiring tiring co because rehabbing is quote unquote too hard as most millennial thing ever hashtag andrew luck ensure that everyone knew that he was talking about andrew luck in the the moment anyone searching for andrew lock on twitter in that moment can get their take straight from doug but but my bigger point is that i really don't i think there were a lot of people people who are just getting free internet points by claiming andrew. Luck has the right to do whatever he wants which he does. I actually think that this like when you hear him talk about the cycle of rehab job and how he hasn't been right for a very long time and ryan grigson should basically go to he should be charged with war. What did you see them in yeah yeah. I'm not a cuba andrew. Lock waterboard were years in the n._f._l. He got hit more than any other quarterback. They didn't have an offensive line protecting a franchise quarterback so i i get looks coming from. I just don't understand why it has to be all or nothing. I think colts fans. I'm a speak up for colts fans second they have. I think it's totally fair. Colts fans and be like you know what this fucking sucks yeah so i think the big problem that the colts fans are would be entitled to have is the fact that this is two out of the last three seasons that jim irsay has basically told them. We've got andrew luck to this year ryen. They don't that brings up a whole. Nother can worms which is what i talk big yet so well well. That's not we tweeted out but that's what he's tried to cover it up with but <hes> yeah i think that say in the fact that he's paying andrew luck twenty five million dollars dollars like that's hush money right there. I don't know what andrew lucked knows. He knows a lot of shit about a lotta shit well and he knows a lot of stuff about jimmer. Say there's reason commercial was rolling around in his his. Was it his mercedes-benz with thirty thousand dollars in cash in a bag. That was hush money for for jim sorgi. I think i think think andrew luck. I think jim irsay is hoping the andrew lock. After a year of being you know getting away from the game. Maybe getting healthy is going to say hey okay. I really miss football and i wanna come back so that was to me a play by the colts and you have to take that risk like hey. If andrew luck decides he wants to play again. We want him. I'm to be like i'm playing for the colts no matter what even always under contract and would have been a whole thing's going the but he would have he he could have been like. I don't wanna play for the colts but i wanna come back. This now makes if he ever does wanna come back. It's going to be for the colts but the gym i say is i mean he's just a such a weird character in this whole thing because i'm pretty sure he's the one one who leaked it to adam schefter so he's always kind of trip in a little bit on some weird acid that he's done in the past so when he found out that andrew luck was gonna retire tire he was probably like man. I can't be dishonest to my friend adam. I need to give them a call right and he like hit some up. Maybe but i don't know i don't know how how adam schefter gets. Maybe maybe the patriots have the colts facilities bugged from what that's okay now. It's all coming together. Mcdaniels goes to indianapolis interviews their head coach sticks of bug under the table. Now he's got all the info coming out of indy. They call schefter schefter reports before ready. Oh okay so they got him that way. Yes the bug there and they'll never find the bug would never find people in the organization to know until yesterday either well so it's the time doesn't really make sense because they said that he's been mowing this for a few weeks now and it sounds like he kind of had his decision made a couple of weeks ago i again. I actually think andrew lucked like the way he describes. There's been rumors that he has arthritis in his shoulder and if he kept on playing he wouldn't be able to like basically use his shoulder and he's a smart guy made a lot of money. Obviously she has a lotta hobbies outside of football and so it makes sense for him. I just i'm more speaking from a fan perspective. Everyone jumps in saying andrew. Luckily you andrew lucked doesn't know anything and that's true but i still think cults fans can be like you know what this fucking sucks but they've got swag kelly ready to step up at a moment's notice the other the other thing that i was thinking about was you know when we always laugh about the combine interviews and josh rosen like is this player too smart. Yes absolutely is a real quick. Everyone mocks it including ourselves but everyone you know the the blue checkmark regret gabe usually moxie like oh. You can't have interest out of football will this is actually a perfect case where andrew luck is a very smart guy. He has a ton of interest outside the football. I think he loved football. I think the injuries made him fall out of love with football because he's like you know what there's more to life than this and it proves yet again in the n._f._l. N._f._l. wants in the guys they draft. They want robots. They won't guys who were going to do anything for the team no matter what they don't want guys who have a mind of their own and so that's why you hear the reports reports before draft being like this guy's too smart and that's actually a thing right. I'll put it this way. Ben rothlisberger is never in danger of thinking about anything besides how he's is gonna extend this play right like he's he's like a dog that gets fixated on a bone and that bonus football body is falling apart and the reason he would retire is is because he hates whose name todd haley todd haley right. That's why you're tired to spite his body yeah if if ben rothlisberger burgers nipples fell off before a game just be like oh i gotta go out there and sling it right and see if i can get this win out seventy two fourteen like yeah you're right. There is an element of like yes yes andrew luck. He is not too smart to play football but in a way it's like you can't trick them into playing football any longer than he asked right and i love love. I love from like a per. Take it outside of football. You love someone who has the wherewithal to be like. Hey you know what football's not everything. Sports aren't any everything. I want my health more than anything else. That's a great move for andrew lucked because there's a lot of guys who you see hang on hang around for way too long and their bodies deteriorate but next time that happens in the combine in the draft process and everyone mocks the guy who's too smart. This is why teams look at this way and it's it might not you might not agree with it but they're saying we're going to make an investment. We don't want someone who is going to think for themselves and be like hey. My health is more important than football as crazy as that sounds because that's actually the way you should think <hes> but not the way in the n._f._l. Teams want their players. Thanks and and it also it's total vindication for dan snyder for not not drafting. Andrew lucked up just to take r._g. Three and the only two words that are sweeter in the english language than mock draft you what they are but redraft after redraft so now we're going to have to go back and redraft. The twenty twelve angeles right after their six year bump so keep that in mind if their quarterback trent richardson richardson. He's still hoping for famer. He'll be back for andrew lock. He was af m._v._p. Yeah he b._p. Brandon weeden yup still slaying in it luke keithly keithly keith as like the other end of the spectrum when it comes to guys being like hey maybe my health should be more important than for luque's who he put his body on the line every single week. He's had a million concussions and that's not a knock on andrew luck. Some guys will just go through hell and their life. We'll be miserable to play on sundays. Andrew luck was like hey. I just got married. I have a life. I don't wanna do this. Well de also say that. He almost got divorced. He said like it ah thanks go hang. This isn't a theory per se but he said that the year off that he had rehabbing helped save his marriage and otherwise without that year he probably won't won't be married <hes> so the question to believe like maybe that marriage being reconciled was part of the reason that he like andrew care more about his wife and football boom to yeah. You're oh you're in love cool. It's just so the whole the whole thing is shocking really is and it's jesus never got married help. It's turned out fine. He he lasted thirty three. Let me throw another tapped out other harebrained theory 'cause we're doing the sex ruined andrew luck. Do you put into the fact that he was rapidly rapidly balding and he was like. I don't want to be in the spotlight when i get bald. He saw blake bortles has ever been concerned about his appearance yeah all right. I'm just saying i was i i noticed it even more more pronounced than usual he was overcompensating with neck beard san thoughts and prayers seriously thoughts and prayers to the shitty general andrew luck twitter account and what i realized over the weekend is there's an entire ecosystem of civil war. General quarterback twitter accounts out there. There's a there's a corporal pat mahomes. They're like that really everyone. Has that the stolen. They stole the entire fucking bit too. That's so when the lights were the brightest on the civil war andrew lucked where he laid a fucking egg he first of all it took him like fourteen hours to come up with a hundred and ninety character tweet fuck. You like i could have written that tweet in like five minutes and you know his phone's blowing up to. He's like oh my god. He's sweating his ass off. I got this is my this is my opus i need. I need to really respond and then he was just like all martha ortho retiring going back to the fourth sox. Yeah fuck you. He should have been killed in action. It does suck though from n._f._l. Fan perspective too because andrew luck is fun mm to watch and he's fun to do as goofy thing where he says good hit to everyone. Do you think he regrets that well. The guys that are actually talked up his injury made him injured over the years of made them basically he took the love of football out of his body and he was like good job big boy. He's he called up. Schefter was looks great scoop hat. I say good good good scoop. Big boy was all awesome screwed. I mean i'm gonna miss him. I'm gonna miss him. I am so what do you think is the next step is because i think maybe he's an architect teacher now. He's gonna become like a big time arthritis. It's gonna ride his bike to school. Looks like build a huge building that we know about well. I think he loved architecture in africa but he's he's not like an architect yeah but i think he might go their story in sports illustrated in l. share. It won't be around. There'll be a story whatever magazine bleacher report hologram program be bleacher report slide show that says andrew luck look at andrew luck. He's back at stanford getting his architecture. I think he's gonna move to move to europe going to have a bunch of sex and have some kids yup of guys all right so he's going to fly by the way here's the other thing on on andrew looks to do now. These retired is fuck bill and then make building in africa slash europe okay. How pissed do you think jim harbaugh is very mad. Oh i thought so mad right now now he he was disgusted when he saw this yeah he probably wasn't jerry. Jones thinks he's gonna do you gonna get andrew. Lock bidding war with jerry jones sir. Thanks andrew locks can be president. I mean this whole thing. It's crazy. I i really do feel bad for cults fans. I think they get a bad obviously the booing bad but they get a bad rap because everyone what hank everyone's just like forgiving colts fans automatically know because i know here's awesome but also philadelphia it was it'd be here's my perspective is new york. Okay alright but indianapolis like oh well. Those colts fans. Don't mean at skulls. Fans are great. No i think that if it's similar it's not the same because it's it's your own guy and bring your own guys weird but similar to win. Kevin kevin durant went down in toronto and everyone like jumped on toronto fans. I said the same thing. Fans are fence. Fans are crazy. Fans are very passionate and in the moment these is is like the people who booed andrew luck are not thinking wow he probably has gone through hell to get back and his injuries have taken the like the love of football away away and he's worried if he can even lift his arm in three years. They're thinking we were. We were dark or super bowl contenders. Now are not fuck. This and i'm paying for shady preseason preseason game so i'm not excusing it but i understand like fans. It feels like everyone on twitter like dumps on fans now and basically says his fans don't have a right to be upset. They don't have a right to say. Andrew luck owes them anything but they have every right to be like. You know what this really sucks. Guy is retiring right they do. They just probably should've should've buddhism. Pray also understand. We're all feeling was action. I just saw the trailer for the mr rogers movie over the weekend. Were all out to have feelings and we need to work constructive ways to deal with their feelings and you can sing a song you can play all the low notes on the piano all wants <hes> but maybe don't do andrew luck doc as he's balding and walking off the field. If andrew luck had announced he was retiring on wednesday and then they booed him on saturday. I'd be like that's totally different meditated. Doing this was the instant reaction in. It's not good and i'm not excusing it but i also understand fans or craze. Word was trickling through the crowd that night right like remember when bin laden got shot and it was sunny sunday night baseball and everybody was like yes john cena should have come out and announced the crowd and that way he would have taken the booze and then when it came time for andrew luck to walk off it would have been fine i think they would have they're all they all want to take it back for the most part right like there's probably a handful of okay okay. How about this. How about <hes>. I'm just saying boston new york philadelphia. All with you guys have been like classic boston classic classic new new york hang up a banner. It's different that says andrew luck didn't retired for seven years. Put that next to the two thousand fourteen f._c. Finals i even get them that far anyway so it's like you're losing that much. He had the second the second most t._d.'s in the first six seasons in n._f._l. History behind dan marino recurring guest dan marino i i don't know i just think that if you look at twitter in this might be fighting my own straw and everyone dumps ever. Everyone has the same take andrew lucked in. No you anything we know that that's stating the obvious. Just interlock doesn't owe us anything of course not but how about the fact that fans can be upset because most of these people like live and die with their teams. How how much do you think he's gonna freak out when he gets his first iphone now that he's retired oh man because he's going to be bored for why he that's why he retired he was like i need at least two months to figure out this iphone technique when his wife gets them the first iphone because she's like listen. We have to be able to taxed and do all this stuff. This is very tough on on her marriage right now because you don't have an iphone i'm sick of these fucking green bubbles popping wrapping up all the time. He's his mind is going to be blown. It's going to be like bob dylan taking acid for the first yes what <hes> what other things we have about. I the only other things i had was chris. Ballard now has a job for life because he basically gets stuck with a terrible situation and he can basically say well. Andrew luck retired is a terrible. Oh situation though is it. What do you mean jacoby. No no. I'm saying i'm saying he basically gets like five years now because when you if your franchise quarterback retires is it each twenty nine you can basically say well. I didn't see that one coming well what's going to happen. Is percents gonna play above his expectations. We want to take in charge and taking can the over on their season total right now. I think it's at eight six six and a half. I'm taking the over on that big time and then percents going to get like eight wins out of them. Cache should big paycheck somewhere else comes in sucks it up next year are takes a super bowl one or the other there's no middle ground swag and then after that they've trevor lawrence parts yeah so boom true battle boombats being culture back and then we had to hop in which is just the weirdest part of it's the weirdest part of twitter at this point point is that o._j. Simpson like in the best part about o._j. Simpson as he thinks that all these fancy football jokes are funny. This is someone told hold him. The fantasy football exists. I don't think he realized it until a month ago and he's just everything's framed in fantasy. He was mad because he had just just drafted in allegedly who is also. There's a lot of a lot of make sure to use the word around anything o._j. Does yeah so he's pissed off that he drafted andrew luck in fantasy antsy football like five minutes before he retired that would have to mean the andrew luck would be the only person to ever be on. O._j.'s can't cutlass. Yes yes pretty much yeah. He's just fuck. This is the one guy that i can't go out yeah. Yes god damn it man. He did it in a t-shirt and we're watching it right. Now is so it's just a weird story. I don't know i'd say it's a weird story. I'm i feel like andrew lock like good for him but man. It's weird well. We also talked about last week our idea for a law firm. Yes i think we you should bring that back up because me hey andrew don't use some of that twenty five million in in loose change that he got from jamaica. Just refund your fancy owners by the way this is just more point towards. I just don't do your fantasy drafts until like the second before the season kicks off because you'll just is we always happened. I don't understand the people who fancy drops in early august. You just ask them for for it. Agreed yeah all right. Go check out barstool gold dot com slash p._m._t. Andrew whitworth we talked to them in person in the van new sign in new sign in front of us right now only bar so gold people have bar would be on the signs slash anything else that we want to talk talk about andrew luck. I think that's it. I mean they totally hijacked week. Zero that was kinda fucked up schefter it did although the miami florida game was really bad. It was pretty bad really really it was a matter of who had the ball last was gonna lose and it was great too because it was so bad but then it broke all the records for people watching which people like man. We shouldn't in two weeks zero. These teams aren't ready no-no. We should do zero because everyone wants football. Yeah no weeks zero just the branding of it is spoken university florida's awesome in august. There's no doubt about that yeah. It's just when you get into like september and then late october. They start playing well again bringing you back michael irvin. Oh do here's how about the touchdown knuckles it came back touchdown old super old lady being the turnover chain like holder and i don't know if you guys saw bubbles on miami yeah that miami and number michael irvin versus tim tebow in a trash talk fast was the most lopsided thing. I remember yeah unreal tvos. It's like look at gator nation michael alert like fuck you tim tibo suck my dick tenants nordic bigger cocaine line than your whole body you bitch. He's like gin nation everywhere in florida. I'll show you a gator gator ten all right so let's do who's backing then. We'll do our mount rushmore hake. Why don't you start with who's back my who's back. I have a few the first ones breaking bad bad. Oh yeah we reported this a few times. He talked by andrew lock reported them as back and then. I said there was not back as he was starting to accompany thought it was fake news turns out. They were just filming the whole time. They released the trailer. It's coming out in the fall breaking bad movie following the season finale so i'm very excited about very excited special in the history television's going going to be awesome. <hes> my back college football names yeah okay college football like it being back just a random names at some of these teams have there's mainly williams arizona no hawaii why why on the game for hawaii don't go to the island expect to leave with a win al blades junior junior on miami young and they had the two bubbles well. That's bennie blades son yeah. Oh really wait. No that'd be obligated son. If our oh yeah so many blades his nephew yeah this is a great name or the blades and then the two bubbles that had the same number backside bubble bolden number numbers yeah twenty one all right bubba. You have to where twenty one onto every day you get the bubble number you got it. You're the now i didn't see pen in your hand. He uh okay you want to wait to go with the rest of the show and he read that down but was writing twenty uniform forum number twenty one twenty one okay <hes> my who's back the weakest peaky blinders fucking blonde twenty one yeah yeah you gotta by the way to everyone put on close gaps to close captioning. It'll be a lot better and then the rest of your life. You do do it for everything for every show. Now i now use it for mindhunter yeah so like now. I don't understand the english language and more because i know it's not it's not picky blunders back and j._j. Watt was asking if anybody has an illegal stream so j._j. If you can't afford what net flicks then maybe we have some issues with your money management. I john jaso related where we're at fifty five thousand dollar checker sixty nine thousand dollar check that we saw interesting to your netflix account questions here my other who's back. The week is burning man. So burning man is happening this week. I don't know what burning man is but it's like coachella except more naked. I think burning neuter talk anymore though it before coach making it cool. They're making a cool again. 'cause i read they win corporate but now they're pulling it back now. It's like okay okay. You're camping out in tents and we're just gonna have orgies the entire week there forty orgies that are scheduled this week c. n. Orgy that don't don't show up to a schedule. You got like a calendar notifications if sean scheduled orgy. It's going to be sixty one girl because everyone every day. It's like going to fire fest. There's going to be so many models there. It's going to be so awesome uh-huh and then it's just a bunch of finance rose from new york or a little overweight day. I'm i'm just saying their forty orgies that are scheduled this week. Yeah don't show little life back. Don't show up to schedule door or or did you just happen to happen. That's too many orgies. Even if they just happened you can't fulfil forty or gadul sex like that the love out of it and then we'll hang took my other. Who's back the week which was which was breaking bad. Oh nice all right my whose back is <hes> <hes> dave chapelle because it was his birthday and new new special the ad no no and and desmond howard said does desmond howard have to choke okay bitch on game day yeah. Which is the wayne brady. Choke mr man yeah. I didn't know we were bringing back. Those jokes if you if you were in college or right out out of college when chapelle show was on. You probably heard a million people yelling what we know can lead from john for the last four years. I'm rick james bitch which and so yeah desmond howard little tip. Don't use jokes like that at that like are fifteen years old. No one understands except people over the age of thirty does desmond howard half to choke a bitch. I knew what he was saying but i feel like there are a lot of people who had no idea what he was saying and he thought he nailed it right trey wingo uh let's leave this throws that know how to get away with saying stuff without saying stuff. Yes yes oh yeah and and game days back which is great candidates our or so students. I mean going through some tough times but he's got a job. She's call being old stroke. I know now like it's i. I i love lee corso but the point now where we should figure out a role. That's doesn't expose it. I think it's kinda sweet dog innoc- kirk herbstreit. It's the only time that i liked kurt herbstreet sure as when he's being lead or guide in his almost like i don't wanna say seeing eye dog but he's like helping them with legend helping them with the sentences and like finishing his thoughts form <hes> and that's the only time that i will ever like curbs free is when he's lending a hand like that but i'll say this like waking up on saturday morning to game day was such a great feeling yeah. I i saw your tweet me so fucking mad because i don't sleep in anymore and you're in your sleep until ten o'clock as thirty four said that's like my my my body's version of a dog. Syncing earthquake is just waking up at fifty nine yeah on a saturday and then a bunch of people apply that are like zika congrats on being a thirty four year old waking waking up at ten o'clock. Yes yeah that's yeah. I saw it and i was just like fuck. I've been up for but yeah. It's such a good feeling just waking up your so the nice thing is you refresh yup rosie assume that hank i used to wake up to the game my bets and twenty six now oh he wakes up right before yeah. We don't have a kid yeah thirty four waking up at nine fifty nine. That's nice. It is very nice <hes> breaking news by the way that the rain news peter king dropped his ado haiku saw that yeah he wrote just my opinion football wall was tormenting lock. He had to get out good one peter king. Your poetry is shitty. Ah fuck off blue dude that breaking news was brought to you by chocolate milk. Keep counting for real recovery tastes real good. God damn it. I you know this'll be honest with you. The andrew lock retirement wasn't real until we got the peter king do the accu- that's that has concluded every column peter's written for the last twenty five thirty years. He'd been thinking about that all day yeah. He's just gotta nail this i._q. Ever been waiting waiting. I'm surprised he didn't make a reference to the civil. War andrew lucked out that was the pinnacle of comedy to peter king. Jesus christ got a beard all right. Let's do our mount rushmore before we do that bud light guys but light football season. We're back a._d._l.'s. When it's football season. The crisp fall air returns turns. There's no better time to enjoy chris bud light. You know we know it look but like spend a whole sixty second ad read talking about it's crisp taste you know so i said crisp risk but rather than stating the obvious but like thought it'd be fun to give a small business the remaining thirty seconds of their at whoa. I didn't know this all right. That's right america's favorite loggers giving in your small business the chance to be heard on america's favorite podcasts. Is that us talking about us. 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Let's do it okay my first pick wow look at his face. I gotta go tom brady. Tom is one of those vans that like everything about. All time has been just like this guy wins. He knows some secret sauce. Awesome sure he'd be a very electric like really enticing personality to kind of get to know a little bit better <hes> because as us patriots fans know about him. He's he's a winner okay. He wins and he's got some secret sauce. I think he'd be just a great guest. Probably the goat guests. Did you know that was coming. No i mean i kind of. Did you have money list i yeah are you sure your list at the top the wrestling okay okay tom. Brady is my number one. Pick pick p._f. Things don't you think you'd be good. It would-be go mean big cattleman talking about agree on for a while. It will be great all right hanko. He's trying to think of a good redskin but they're exactly <hes>. I guess i'll just go with greatness kidman eto eddie graham lectured avenue. We try to hunt him down for parcel van talk and it was like yeah. He doesn't have a cell phone or an email or anything. I follow them on facebook. I still get updates sometimes but i just think it'd be hilarious to have on the show. Okay eddie grant would be a guest all right. Just say oh. I'll go with well. I think this guy's gonna come on but i'll go with kevin durant as my first pick i think he is gonna come on but i really really wanted to come on but not in a creepy. Were trying to get him on on way. No we're trying to get them off. Yeah nationally yeah forget it. Dude whatever i don't get you off kevin and then my second pick is going to be w fuck that'd be awesome. That'd be as big cardi b. so big. Take tom brady so he adds no and to take you could take her to be yeah. She's on my list okay. Oh i took her to be good. I hope to drugs you too richard pitino. Oh okay second pixel sonja be quick. Here's my thirteen second one nice. Okay okay my next. One can't believe you made this far boomer. You're chris berman. Yeah i think he'll be on the show eventually no k- know if you build it they will come situations for boomer yeah raise for who i take that what's it good no gad hank i mean i i don't think fantasy schipol podcasts no between him being alive and coming on the show jamming up. Come on hang shit. I didn't wanna say dude. We got tommy lasorda. He's still alive yeah. That's messed up hank all right so my next one on what it hasn't happened this point. Yeah i see what you're saying. I think we just put <unk> out like a nice buffet for just like i always have a nice spread ready for him. <hes> and just he'll make his way here eventually by happenstance yes. He'll be like payload. Pugh floating on the nose knows eventually get cured meats yeah so next one. I'm going to go with roger goodell. I think roger goodell would maybe know if i'd want <hes>. I would absolutely take roger such a fucking wet blanket. He wouldn't answer any questions and you wouldn't you wouldn't you wouldn't be able to ask the right because he would do the fucking the mike and mike thing like all right here the questions beforehand your eye roger ever think about going to eighteen weeks schedule. Hey roger. What do you think about letting letting these guys smoke little reefer and then he would just be like what we're thinking about this and we're thinking about that and then it would be and then yeah but it would be great because we could fuck with them. We pour water on him and see if he's a robot. Could duty bring all security. Those mike and mike interviews were so bad every year. I think it doesn't with someone every year. I think we would like corner and not let like physically bully him into a corner and make him answering questions until until either. His goons kicked our asses or are. We got what we wanted to let them go. I think i think no matter what roger goodell came on the show it would be appointment listening. I don't know i think i no watching him do those interviews when he does that. One a roger goodell. We got ten minutes with the commissioner every every year. Whoever had super bowl gets it yeah and it's always so terrible. Yea alright hank your second third pick. There's a lot there are loft tough thing to to boil down little. We're not to tell everyone what what to do but we're trying to get these people celinda. Tell them to come on greenie. Oh roger guitar interview we could yeah use them as a surrogate. I'll just sit there with my hand up. Green is like a puppet moving his mouth and then get him to ask you. Though the tough questions okay greenie greenie would be a good one. He is in in the neighborhood <hes> he lives not too far from our office so i've never seen them seem twice the starbucks. Our old office never met him right by there. He might not he. He said he said the parody songs reminded move mike and mike i love. It's like cool and go fucking walk in front of a bus. Did i don't care okay my next pick. I'll go with i'll go to quarterback back from my last two picks aaron rodgers being one because we yes yeah and big ben would be. I don't know what would happen if we interviewed interviewed big bend but holy shit that would be we walked in with walking boots big ben ehrenreich. Those would be very different. Aaron rodgers is smart enough where i think he would would be able to hang and big ben. I think we would just make fun of for twenty minutes. We're going over his head and he just like what's going on but he would also be able to hang because he wouldn't get it right yeah right right right yeah you may walk out and be like remember the time he took the concussion task and he's like i nailed. It and they're like big ben. You've got a concussion yeah. He'd walk out and be like man. Those guys were awesome. We we really rift yup. We just roasted him. Yeah remind me just being locker room. Bill back and forth guys conversation pouncey twins couple times hank your fourth pick. I guess i'll go because just because i think it'd be a great interview but <hes> joe biden and like his whole thing would be a great cloud crash and okay marquette all the best rock and roll time yup joe butter. That's true that's true all right my last one <hes> um all right. I'm gonna guy fieri okay. I think the guy would be a great guy tavern on the show guys call guy football guys guy guy guys we could talk about the raiders. We could talk about donkey sauce. Y'all talked about the time. I snuck into his party and broke his toilet yup. It just anything sky's the limit. We've had a yeah <hes> all right. What what what kotla left off the list. I had skipping his yes stephen a andrew lock larry david trauma sort of had on once well dude six sports <hes> <hes> i would like to have woke peter king on so since he's told everyone that he will never come back on. I'd like to have him back on as woke peter king and just talk about the merits of serial rapist darren sharper going to hall of fame <hes> for thirty minutes for ratings for ratings sports bro out what about what about hill dog the end trump at the same time. Oh good the gang back again. Just give us about twenty seven twenty sixteen magic ben affleck and mattamy together. It would be funny. That would be good steve jobs. Yep we have him on his own tweeted. Steve jobs colli. I would love to have quite just because it it would be one of those things either. We would be the guys who made cool or he would be so robotic like where he would walk out and you know what that's it. We is can't brady. Not there's nothing else there. That's how go oh yeah k._g._b. Another one would be yes c. Amax mexican bark at him would you don't you don't think so. I don't think they'll go over well. Yeah i think it'd be an awesome westchester. Leno bus ride for for twelve minutes and then left breath and took steroids. <hes> talked about hunter yeah. He came on air bud just another dog yup johnny boy cain. We don't say his name but hopefully he'll come on sometime sometime. Jim thome soula thompson had him on my list. <hes> jerry jones yup just throwbacks from johnny walker blue with them jerk play limp biscuit with a set of loafers all right so give us everyone go get us. These people please already oh drake. I mean we'd love to just talk to drake. As a fan of his music is lyrics. I would love love to see you just a wordsmith drake's face. You don't have bangers. I'd be like no. I listen that line imagine if i never met the homeys is that it fuck ah that's next level stuff. That's i mean we're talking dylan. Take an acid. That's-that's dylan hopped up on baths magic rhyme imagine it's like it's like bob bob dylan magic dragon yeah. What if we never imagined we'd. That's what i'm saying. It's great what you're mocking. No i'm not i'm saying it's so good. You're mocking imagine that was. I think it's a fucking wizardly line. That was a mock you just it's really good breath far farther before i got those game on not texting him who else to have jetta i had on here. You just wanna look at her tits. That's gross. I don't i don't wanna look you want to cook with her. I wanna cook. I want her to cook with me. I don't know misogynistic. Do you just wanna look at it. It's oh. I thought you meant like kitchen stuff. Because that's your job yeah giada solvay solvay solvay fuck salt bay. I fucking hate solvay <hes> trying to think who else anyone else. I'm still team so ford talk about rob. Remember your brother. That's not a bad idea. I bet you out of everyone who just listed. He probably supposed to table we we could probably just email him and he'd be like yep in doug ford's definitely johndroe adam sandler jon gruden. Oh adam sandler is a good one to adam sandler would've that. That's a really good one all right. Let's get to our interview with amazon rainforest. They're hot sauce. Yeah just see how horny he actually is. I i'm going to regret saying that because he controls all over brains also jack from twitter chat several ideas in a bunch of podcast. I know not arse yeah. Fuck that gives didn't do didn't jack did do bitcoin bitcoin marty's podcast what the fuck this whole world that we live in our bitcoin guy who definitely not anymore no <music> because we all lost money to bitcoin craze that swept barstool and even but yes i would yes. I would like to interview. Maybe we could via skype. No no no no no. We actually had we were offered. I don't even think that was real but someone some ad who. I was not named the name. I'm anne pierce was like hey what if we had you guys pick up o._j. From jail and we're like oh. I just ah the e._s._p._n. Thing was like pulling apart to yeah. It never actually happens when we never actually to the point where we had to sit down and be like hey guys should we we interview o._j. But yeah that was a weird one where you got a non just agreeing with you know j. firm. No yeah okay let's do you are interview with andrew whitworth before we do that. There's a new dating app out there. It's called ship s. h. I. p. Here's how it works. If you're a single you sign up invite friends who can match you and even if you aren't single you can still join to help a friend out sixty percent of the people on there are women so your odds are great. It's like the inverse first of purdue university <hes> so go right now. Check it out the new dating app. It's called ship finding data's more fun when you do it with your friends download the ship dating app. It starts swiping today. 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I feel like every year and add something to the repertoire. <hes> and i think we just we you know eventually. I guess we got an yeah. It sounds like i'm kind of against the animals yes rice the dogs or cats next probably dogs we yeah we live in a society where if you are in a way. I think that cats are more scrap scrappy. They can find their ways. Dogs need homes but we live in a society where people would actually looking at me like this guy. He does so much charity but he doesn't do this but it's actually receiver commendable so thank you for everything you do. What's your favorite. What's the one that you spend the most time with your andrew whitworth charity while i mean for the most part kids coming to visit and <hes> trying to encourage them and just <hes> you know i think it's gonna go and <hes> it never fails that they have the best questions and and can put john spot more than anybody. That was actually my first. <hes> media event when i got back from the super bowl was i went and visited a school and <hes> i would say that was harder than any media day adulated adulated on me so we're probably smarter questions raleigh. They're like hey what the hell happened on. Offense literally high win. I won't wanna isn't the life of nolan right. I caught qb. Eli what i'm talking about jared and todd and these guys just the big time primetime life so for for nolan right. I walk into the classroom. How y'all i'll do and guys like announced myself. Tell them what i do. You know from the rams how you do when i get three three statements three hands raising. If you wanna ask me something one. Where's todd gurley early to jared common. He's not coming. It's just me gas three. Wa jal lose like you know what i'm glad. I'm here to see you guys today. Nobody wants to be here in all wanna know why i'm losing so when they asked you. Why did you guys lose. Did you tell them <hes> because everybody's gonna die. Yeah we're all gonna do. I told him you you know what to tell them. Here's the truth. You guys have good days and bad days at school. You have days where you come in and just things don't go right. You get bad on the conduct list. Do your test and you have days where you come in you. Light it up and the reality is there's no matter what the next day's important day so you handle it. I think you were kind of a victim of <hes> what happens a lot with the media where we take a quote and tweet it and then it's one line and no context and no one watches the video so when we see the line ramle super bowl andrew whitworth says well. We're all gonna die someday. I think we actually talked about it on our show and joked about it but it was clearly there was a deeper meaning to it. Yeah i actually said they'd asked me some questions about superbowl and then a guy asks me said hey if you're retiring in this. Is it like your career is over. You know like how do you deal with having not one super bowl and my actual quote was like i don't care how many me super bowls or awards have won like the truth is like you know one day. All of us are going to die and it's really about how live my life every single day you know. Am i a person person that nobody wants to be around. Somebody who self absorbed and i don't care about people around me and people would say hey man. I you know what do a lot of things but god he's kind of. A jerk doesn't care yeah yeah. I don't care about the dogs apparently died. Yes basically that's the truth. It's like it's one of those things thanks to me. It's like man. I i'd rather you know what hannah myself the right way then worry about trophies and accolades very comforting voice to suck yeah. It's it's nice like you could tell you could tell me sleepy like a._s._m._a._r. Yoga instructor like you're almost like making to yoga well. That's for speaking viga. Your voice new orleans era louisiana native went to l._s._u. You guys beat the saints in the n._f._c. championship game and then you went and said <hes> it was an excuse that the saint said that do you plan on never leaving new orleans again. No i mean <hes> i. I said what i said. I think you know at the end of the day. <hes> you know being a louisiana guy we we we <hes> we love each other and we disagree. A lot and you know what i all. I said was that it's just an excuse to blame one moment and that's the truth you know. The reality is <hes> <hes> as i've said before if they were winning the game at the moment or if that play would have ended the game then that would be valid argument but the truth of matter wants. That's the game was tied. We've all seen misfield goals. We've all seen missed extra points. We've all seen kicks not go in so you know what you can't say that you for sure won the game on the one play okay yeah. It's interesting you played when you were at l._s._u. You played for nick sabin right. What was he like. <hes> you know what <hes> i think he's one of those people so that i really attribute a lot of things that is a pro that i've learned <hes> how i carry myself and things is one of those guys that at times you might not get along with just because <hes> he's pretty hard on yeah but you know what at the end of the day you value what it means to to work hard and dedicate yourself to stop and have a passion and and to be really be relentless each day about pursuing that passion 'cause semaine his intensity level really man is second to nobody. Does he smile. <hes> you know what he does smile. You've gotta talk to me. There are about his pontoon boat or lake lake <hes> you know and and at that time a little bit golf you know he sometimes you gave him in a good mood about golf. Just please bring up anything about success success you do that. It's over with rat poison. Talk about success. You talk about winning the game. I'll never forget him. <hes> are <hes> ring introduction. If we want our first national championship <hes> he told us we put them somewhere. The sun didn't shine <hes> when he gave kind of like my <hes> memory will never forget. Even what was his office like does he actually have trophies set up or is it just blank walls <hes> no. I think he's got some stuff. I think you know what honestly he probably doesn't know because he probably it doesn't matter yeah. She probably sets all that up. That's important and <hes> you know what the details. He probably matters to him is that he has a good good solid big chair because he's big sports philosophy gas. He probably has a really big chair and some little tiny chairs for you to sit in <hes> just kind of keep that tipline mentality you know outside of that he it doesn't care what's in there so you blocked for marcus russell and l._s._u. What were you surprised. It didn't go the way that you know. Everyone kind of expected to in the pros for him. Well i think he talk about the quarterback position. It's tough. I mean <hes> th there's a lot hey did and <hes> you know what you saw correctly and <hes> anytime you're talking about the quarterback musician. It's tough and i it's a it's an extremely hard position to be successful at. He had a a lot of extra unreal armed dallas yeah. I got to see that firsthand. I'll never forget when he was a rookie. I mean a rookie of freshmen in college. We would make him every friday. We had our walk through. We'd make him throw a football from the end zone line <hes> just as soon as he walked to the polls there on the game field and sucker thought eighty yards. She's warm up you know just wing it and yeah. It was special to see him in his arm. Talent was unreal. Listen just storage about jamarcus. Russell's are yeah <hes> hit the crossbar yours out kind of would like to see him be like a major league starting pitcher. Throw some some real gas so i want to talk about the quarterback iraq position how hard it is jared goff in that saints game. I thought was like his kind of not coming of age but he had a bad start and then put it all back together. Can you tell in the huddle like a guy like jared. When it's like clicks back on he's like all right. He feels comfortable now. He's meal get us to a win here and also just see no. We're like best strategist jarrett's. They don't say anything mean. <hes> don't say anything mean now yeah. Now you know what jared it's honestly. It's one of those things that always impressed you about him his really his poise and calm. He's got even when games don't go that great for him. <hes> you kinda seem as a guy that likes trust that it's gonna come back. He can make that one throw like he doesn't really ever get shelled up to where you see. Some kinda get nervous and they get kind of apprehensive with the ball. You can see that even in his bad games or a game where things just don't go his way. At first i <hes> he has that almost that shooters mentality of like a going to catch a minute and we'll make the perfect shot of the perfect throw and i'm gonna get right back on track except when it's handled that game except when it's called big cat thinks he can't play in the cold i mean i saw his face. I asked him as we were with him on sunday asked him to his face was like dude your basic crying in chicago chicago like he was he was cold. He's a kelly kit well. He is a kelly kid but i i don't know if he was called and crime but maybe cry cry. It was a the like you you don't want. It gets really cold. You got a little teary eyed. Just because it's cold it was that so what do you think we ought to do like getting like a a flame look like a heat suit. Well i think after that one like like he'll get. He'll get used to it but you know the first couple of really cold ones for kelly guys. It's up blake is also a good friend of ours. He's he he no. He didn't see snow until like two years ago. Yeah yeah so you get patent like a quarterback heats when tom brady. Where's the wetsuit underneath yeah. Are i just tell them to do a like. An office in lima doesn't just not wear any sleeves at all. Just look warmer if you're not wearing sleeves. Oh yeah ah you know here's john. It's tough as you look. Hold on. Here's how to find it. I'll wear sleeves if i ever wear sleeves. I'll wear sleeve the entire season so niki move by you like okay. You know. Let's talk move guy. You use leave guy this guy this year this year dammit. Oh we can't pick you gotta. You gotta be gotta be careful. You know the raise out here too much golf. I gotta keep you know sign. Talk yeah yeah. <hes> i read somewhere that you try to change one thing every offseason like you try different way to push yourself to try to break yourself a little bit <hes>. What's this off season. You know this offseason. It's been honestly pushing myself in a little bit of mobility and and <hes> you know really are kind of been a guy who i like to do things where it's like. Hey i'm gonna go see see. I can backpack with some heavy backpacks up a mountain or i want to go. You know sled pushing our i wanted to find <hes> track. Cross fitting are wanna try you may or whatever it is and this all season is like you know what at this point in my career like. I need to be taking care of myself. So one of the big challenges for myself off season is <hes> has been like mobility taking care of my body auty trying to find ways to make sure i keep my flexibility and keep moving and everything properly and and <hes> it's been fun like yoga do some yoga separate ozzy just in my training like you know what making sure technique wise everything that i do a move in and good ways good postures all that type stuff and a lot of flexibility in the hips and ankles and just keeping those. Thanks good good to go man case. I wanna play forty. We were just hanging out with jay glazer earlier. He said he could kick your ass. Deal the comment <hes>. I mean you know what he is is the right height to be able to kick actual hits yeah yeah he could probably kiss it. Now you know as far as actually like beating me up. I'm i'm not sure he could reach my head so true it would be hard to <hes> you know i always tell them though me and hammer you know we're coming back twins part two and <hes> it's. It's going to be special so you just said something something there. You wanna maybe plato forty offensive lineman. It's incredible that you are are playing at the age. You are right now. You're thinking forty well. I mean i don't ever think in ending so it's kinda like you know what if i am enjoying this game. I like the game okay playing the game and if i feel good and i can play a high level. <hes> you know what we're gonna. Keep riding. So what do you think it will be like. You know one one season. We'll end. It will be like all right. You know what i just don't feel like playing anymore. Yeah i think it will be the commitment to have a body feels and i feel like like i can keep you know. Honestly the off season is just <hes>. It's big for me. I mean just my age being able to get back to the strength and flexibility. I need to play well and so yeah. I think one year all in the season go you know what there's no way. I'm putting myself through all that again. <hes> it's too much pain too much stuff to go through and and this is it me feel good right now for great if you if you had won won the super bowl would that have calculated into your question of whether or not to come back. No i told my wife this because my wife has kind of honestly going into the week. She kinda thought maybe i might would retire and that's all this during the week. I said you know honestly this all this retirement stuff like i didn't bring any of this. <hes> this has been more media brought up and it's like i feel like people are like pressuring me. Hey if we win the game or lose the gag you need to retire. We need a story on. It was one of those things where i just was like. I don't feel that win or lose. I just don't feel like i'm going to retire. I mean that was your first super bowl super bowl as fans slash media member you gotta understand. We just need a narrative ways needs it like we you know the whole narrative. I saw the video video did which was actually really awesome with your kids <hes> but like that was the narrative like hitler pass kids narrative dogs exactly you did say so one more super bowl question. I know he's also yeah talking about. It was the worst game you guys played every airline to viewing anyway if we want to keep you know no shave but i'm just saying let's not do any more simple talk. Now you need to so <hes> bleak is a good friend of ours. He's really <hes> get him going. Just take the leash him by shaving his head and be like tip dude. You look really good. Let's go get on the end of the day and let's let's have you talked to him. Yet talked to him about. I will okay. Does he a bad breath <hes>. I don't think you should actually say that so we'll call this part. <unk> blake bortles has bad breath leonard fournette sit and he's been running from house breath l. approach him about it. How is this breath blake's breath. <hes> you know what <hes> i. I'm not sure that bad really bad. It's pretty bad serious question for you and you can feel free to tell me if it's dumb or not put. Is there a difference between blocking for c. J. anderson and todd hi girly <hes> no not at all. That's <hes> yeah for plays in in how it works <hes> you block do your job and those guys see what they see and and <hes> you know what they run with the styles they run with. He's thick. He's a big boy. You know what he's he's he with the olana every now and then you know he's he's a good dude and so you were in cincinnati for the majority of your your career before you came out here to l. a. What was like you you blocked for carson pommery block for andy dalton. What was your highlight that used. You're like this is the moment that i remember as a bengal. You know honestly i think for me. It's <hes> really just a combination. I really when we started when i got there and i was six and and building that franchise into you know going and having a chance to win some division championships and having success i mean <hes> in onen winning out of championship and sweep in the division with carson and his guys was it was an amazing accomplishment but then also starting all over with andy and a._j.'s rookie season going born and winning a division in their third season to me was was <hes> unreal when we had jay gruden mike zimmer and all those guys i mean it was a special group that year too so there are some great memories where obviously never i wanna playoff game and and <hes> got a chance to make that next step but really great years we had just some unbelievable seasons. Marvin lewis ever just like sit down and like when you guys in mid conversation just laugh and be never getting fired dude. This is awesome no no he. Did you know what <hes> you know what people wanna winner and <hes>. We want a lot of games there. We just didn't find a way to win win the playoff games <hes>. That's the tough part with those things. It's like you know in the n._f._l. It's never easy to walk out of a regular regular season game with a victory. <hes> and we want a lot of them. We just didn't find a way to win. When they you know it was it was do or die right. You still hate the steelers now that you're not part of that rivalry anymore. No not really i never did then. I mean you know what is just one of those things that <hes> you compete against somebody and and i look at like training camp right like your defense like you love those guys but in training camp you're so tired of them putting their hands on you and you have to put your hands on them that <hes> things get testy time to time and i think the steelers it was to really good teams and and <hes> <hes> it was always a lot on the line when we played each other so i think is one of those things where we just at times got frustrated with each other and then other guys kind of have their own little internal battles with one another it. It is what it is. Did you ever allow yourself to be a little bit intimidated by james harrison when he saw workout videos. <hes> you know what it's easy to get intimidated by james harrison. His workout cut videos videos or special. <hes> you know what <hes> real special <hes> <hes> you know ordinary special and and <hes> you know what he's the bee's there's no doubt about that and <hes> you know having to be the guy that ran against him every day for about eight or nine years <hes> my head still feels it and so is the rest of my body because he had a little bit of leverage on me so it's kind of like me run into a fire hydrant just over and over and <hes> it's <hes> you know what dudes out of hard head to yes yes last cincy question skyline chili yes or no pau negative yes there. We go andrew network. That's going to hurt the people cincinnati eddie but we love them. I mean they're great. People terrible case in chile. It's just you if you grew up eating at you like they don't want to admit it but that's the truth. It's stockholm syndrome. I grew up eating it so you think it's good but it is not it is not good warmed up baby. Especially a guy from louisiana has real good for weight then you put spaghetti underneath. It all makes yes ask. Just what have you fried it then. You'd probably be into it. Maybe i actually think blended skyline chili would taste better than eating at just straight up like you're supposed to turn into a smooth. It's it's it's gross. It is very gross all right so so what's your shoes. Oh seventeen louise. How many beers can you no. I hadn't tried all right. They save big big feet in your shoes. Yeah that's about it. That's right exactly. Are you going to be in the hall of fame. No i don't think so why i don't know okay will you should try a little harder popular enough well. How many do i don't four five something like that. Okay medium just forty five and you know what here's what you need to do. After every single game just call peter king yeah okay give him your take on and what happens to them some beer getting his calling the instagram post were like keep talking about how good i am constantly dominated this. We catchers i yes i love those guys the workout video guys. Oh i you know nobody were their team lost by forty or i had a great day. You need to do so it works. I'm assuming that during training camp you have to eat a lot to maintain your weight right because you're working out. Sorry my wrong in that. I mean yeah you okay so you need to take pictures of the amount the food that you eat narrative. Keep keep talking about everything that hurts every journalist and this week the over came to keep lying about your like. I'm forty now and it's really hard out there. Yeah damn if you just say right now. I wanna play play until i'm forty dan. That's narrative scenario. I wanna play thome forty. Okay got it. Do you have any questions russes media members well. I mean you said you ever relationship with jerry go. What's your favorite thing about jared goff. He's just chill or what's your favorite thing about sean mcvay <hes> his memory yeah i would say his voice thought you were going to be but knows this is my least favorite actually gets really self conscious. He's asked us not i to swear to god he's like why are you guys always myself. So this is what you should do you should be you should say you know what we're actually not going to because wits as better various right. That's good. That's good. I seem to say somebody else. Maybe not yours because you're isn't that good looking nice. It's looking better right. There's no it's not really shot. No your beer does look nice. Little looks good yeah. <hes> this is kind of the the george clooney effect yeah i'm trying to you know it's like i don't have anything that looks like george clooney semester. <unk> beard beard is it's a strong touch so it's just try to go. The gray fox looks exactly all right my last question seekie question putting promo take you get ten dollars offer seek purchase you like that. I was thinking thinking purchase. You can go to <hes> a rams game this year. Hopefully they'll go no. I don't want you back soon. I wish you luck. Thanks okay twitter. Today's after the super bowl why you know what <hes> it's really one of those things is culmination of throughout the year. I just kept being like man. I read this junk too much and <hes> <hes>. I had an instance with my son michael. Who's <hes> got a little swag to him and he's not afraid to kind of call michael's. He is and <hes> sean. We'll tell you about him and he's one of those things that <hes> he kinda called me out one day and he's just like dad. Could you please get off a twitter today and throw the football to me and i was like the fact that he knows sweater and he's is like calling me out for throwing the football with him. I'm out. I was like you know what i'm gonna just rest off-season amount and then i got off and a loved it and i was like you know what this is awesome. I'm not actually worried about what every single person on the planet has said right and so now. I'm just an instagram. Go okay twitter yeah. We needed for our job but you yeah can't quit twitter. I might yeah yes <hes>. Is it weird being older than sean mcvay. Um in question weird. No i mean i. I don't really even think about to be honest. If he's telling you something different you're like hey. I've been around the longer the better well you know. Roy ninja turtles you know usually don't want to get an argument with him over stuff that you know or don't know because he's got insane insane memory his knowledge is pretty high but most of the time that really wouldn't come into play kaz more you know being being a an olam and you're usually looking at people when they tell you to do something like have you ever put your hands on somebody else and tried to move them when they're three hundred pounds. I appreciate your sentiment but do you know how hard that is so it's kind of one of those things no matter what your age <music> probably looking at you like yoga yeah okay <hes> by the way here's a tip one tip for the road <hes> when you do please pass forty four on do the whole aw i might retire might not retire and be able to skip training camp. I like yeah. I'm going to say that. I'm actually off supporting dogs during training yes yes. I'm gonna miss during doing doing and then you get to play the fun part. Yeah 'cause training camp sucks. Although it's gotten soft you guys gone soft super cool. If i like ran out the tunnel with a dog the opening yes yes yes yes madam eddie charities except off on the sideline and take a picture put on social media and that dog goes so for adoption. Every sunday got sixteen dogs homes for yes really bad that we've come up with a cool idea each dog. Oh so you've got a great idea and and now i don't do it. I hate them. Yes so andrew whitworth. Thank you very much madam. Many charities who hates dogs folks. We're gonna right when you retired. I thought i was feeling good also turmoil famer. We'll get we can get. We have the power to do that. So once we put it out there dog love instagram post about dominating play on pictures of your food all the pictures of food <hes> <hes>. We got it all right man. Thanks that interview with andrew whitworth was brought to you by simply safe. According to studies only about ten percent of break ins or planned beforehand. 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You know like say what you want about is play this weekend but he's probably more used to play naked. I can really feel in all sorts of encumbered by wearing clothes on the golf course for change because he led his balls hang out all over the tour last week by being the bodies issues so i'd say that he's real a winner here. What'd you think about brooks performance. Oh hank i think he had it in the bag and he showed a little bit. Don't use the c word for shocked but he could have won that tournament. He's do you ever think about that is reluctant. Wanna keep playing football. Don't has a fan. He goes well. You don't ooh don't cast your failures onto brooks. Okay brooks was doing great today. He's you know what was the last tournament of the year. He's probably board is shit of golf <hes> so so we just fucked. This is just one of the season's playoffs next year next week or really. I thought this was known round playoff. No there's the playoffs. I think coming up yeah as we last regular season season. I saw an ad for just like what is going on. Understand it anymore. Listen if it just means that motivate brooks to play better in the playoffs because he internally is is probably saying the same thing. He's like randy. Moss plays when he wants to play yeah. That's pretty much all famous trae cash last. I checked yep. Yeah not a super bowl champion this next week. My dick hatcher will brooks has mad majors. How many six too many were he's got. Four majors majors right five five five five five majors and a nude spread in a magazine. I know answer five. He's got to u._s. Opens a master's. It's no no he's got three u._s. Open to torture championships. He's only got three. No that's not right. That's not right. He's at police. He's got at least five. He won his third at the two thousand eighteen p._j. Championship so that means four one the u._s. open to just look up his wikipedia and it will say it. He's got four five. He's got four just got four. Damn hashtag electric's play nude okay well. He's going to get five six seven eight next year. He's going to get eight majors next year. Yep yep yep all right. We have a drunk idea idea. <hes> president trump wants to blow up a hurricane fuck that so metal. How is there not an a._c._d._c. song already written about blowing up a hurricane. Isn't this just geo storm is it. I think i saw the previews for by. Never watch listen to me. I'm pretty sure that's the i'm g._o._p. I'm of the mindset that if you're going to launch a nuclear weapon at something it's pretty bad asked to hit a cloud with it. Yes absolutely. I want to know what happens. You know there was actually a plan back. In the fifties or sixties like in the height of the cold war to nuke the moon just took to show the soviets that we could do it. That would have been so pretty fucking cool right. That's like that's like the best july fourth fireworks but then they nixed it because they're like oh might like like the moon into the planet and tides and everything moons kind of important turns out. You've got to stop a hurricane <hes> move. I'd move away from there. I'd run away from the hurricane couldn't catch me just get a bunch of windmills on the coast and how would i stop a hurricane blood back. I would play in defense in the second half and let them commit a lot of turnover penalty selected them out attacking the bear who that's nice or what about swine inflow what about a ninja remember when ninjas cool he he just worked interested have a moment then just were hot and like two thousand three three ninjas great movie great kick back with some might save. It doesn't even know that movie damp fuck getting old all right trouble in paradise before we get to our monday rian troubled paradise dice <hes> dwight howard signed with the lakers so he not only signed but it was a non-guaranteed signing so essentially the lakers said we can date you and break up with you at any point without like you can't move your toothpaste toothbrushes in the house. Yeah no can't do any of that shit in here. Yeah you can just show co op. We'll see if we get along and then maybe we'll make it official yeah. They're tears to this agreement like if you make it to christmas time then you can bring your snakes to california white. I signed the permit permit for you. I don't understand the signing and i do in a weird way because it's perfect for lebron to be like you know. The old saying the enemy of my enemy is my friend yeah so lakers fans. No matter what happens no matter how shitty the team plays they're going to hate br. They're gonna hate dwight more than they hate. Bronco so lebron has a real easy fog. I had a point at eight hundred and then be like we got rid of the fall guy now. It's time for us to gels a team yeah. It actually is not a bad idea to have dwight howard on your team so that when you need the like late february shakeup because your team has gotten to like a little malays. You just cut quite howard. I've also said for four or five years that dwight howard is the n._b._a. Wind wind mom and this was before. Lebron got really into wine. Just he puts off that vibe a little bit later. I don't think he drinks. I think he's a wine guy. I don't think so. I don't think he drinks he's. He's he's a snake guy. I think i don't drink zooming out there snake. They swirl their wine. No i don't i would be shocked if he's a big god guy and a snake guy that wind wind well. Those are too poor. Laura duels guy a wine or a god and snake yeah is that is very. I mean it's fucking. Snakes are using for since the beginning dude. He's an apple guy then since book will number one yeah. What's your favorite book. I like all of them. I mean i just respect bible stewart monday. Reading all right was my favorite verse imagine if i never met the homeys shutout that verse <hes> all right here's the money reading i twenty one year old female think like my boyfriend twenty five year old male is a necrophiliac and i don't sound like a taylor swift song right off the bat. I don't know what to do. Necrophiliac for people who don't know uh-huh is people who like to have sex corpse you know a lot about necrophiliac's people. I have dated my boyfriend for almost five years and live with it wheat. She was sixteen okay all right. Okay <hes> criticism sixteen. He was eighteen twenty. How okay all right yeah. It's actually the opposite of ood necrophilia are here we go. I've dated my boyfriend for almost five five years and lived with him for three. We're very close and i'm hoping oh well that show him for waiting until she turned eighteen to move in <hes>. We're very close and i'm hoping he'll pop the question soon. Most of our life together is great but our sex life is just weird okay. He's always wanted me to stay. Stay still during sex. He says that someone moving around is distracting. He's the only person i've slept with so. I didn't think it was the big deal <hes> just a little weird. That's kind of strange sometimes. He asked me to hold my breath but i thought that could be a choking fetish recently. He wants to have sex when i come in from the cold. We're up in canada so we have ample opportunity. He won't have sex if i'm i'm hot or sweaty which is understandable. No that's not at all all right. Here's the one thing i hate about sex however things like hot and moist unlike slippery that's old not ising guys hate that here's where stuff gets weird. We were watching minehunter a show about the f._b._i. Tracking talking serial killers and i realized he had an erection. Maybe he's just into like the psychology. Maybe he's into the atlanta child murders i yet may well no maybe he's just into politics and like how they natalie. Shell kidding resources to solving murder. I've watched all season two. There's no scene where boehner's <unk> are allowed are appropriate or going through. It's not even like going head right now. He's in one. They had the one of the main f._b._i. Guys had the girlfriend like arc that right with ben a- boehner what if they solve the case though you're allowed to get erection if you solve a case the doctor is does let's get a girlfriend. Wendy gets girlfriend. Maybe boehner yet. I maybe the girlfriend but i'm saying at most i there are three minutes total in a nine episode run where a boehner could be so like you. Could you could talk out your way out of having random erections so we're not going to say that this is like definitive just yet just because he had a board could have been that one <hes> okay. Hey then two days ago. I found searches of dead bodies on his computer while that's hard with that kind of solve started with that one the mind hunter and all the other stuff okay. He was intentionally looking for this shit. It was really graphic and gross asked him who is favourite n._f._l. Coach of all time is if he says jim caldwell. Get the fuck out of the just leave that zipcode don't pack your shit like weird that they she said all the other stuff and then she's like oh yeah and by the way there was dead people on his computer. All the weird behaviour clicked for me. I haven't said anything to him. I'm scared for my own safety yup honestly because i don't know if he'll try to kill me dark. I have no idea how how to confront him or bring up. The idea of couple's counseling any and all advice would be great. Well good news is she went to read it for this advice. <hes> i'm sure there will be a bunch of people who it will guide her in the i've never been more certain of anything in my life than the fact that this guy also has rented account yeah and he's probably already read it well yeah. He's he's probably on. I'm sure there's a necrophiliac or the bustle sports sub the food necrophiliac anonymous. There's got to be ready for this red for everything right. I don't really spend much time. I'm more of an h. N. guy he'll nice upgrade yourself up a little bit. I mean i just assume we've been i keep keep getting tweeted these monday readings and they seem to be read and it's just like okay yeah i. It sounds like a pretty open and shut case to me yeah. Just here's what you do. You just pretend to die one day and see what i move. Is you ever do that. I do that have to confess. I've done that with my dog once or twice as just like pretend to be passed out and what they would do and then he comes up and you're like noses me. I'm like all ear. I love you so what you do. Is you pretend to be dead on the floor. Maybe like spill a little bit cool eight or something like that around your neck see. What is i move is is it to call the cops or is it to take his pants off and then you answer yeah okay do that and let us know well what we actually won't know unless you another one and it happens to be monday reading in the future <hes> we won't be following up on this. Is there a alternate version of necrophilia where you get off on. Having people think that you're dead or the opposite of like you need. People who are super alive like maybe talked too much yeah to you want to like someone who just completely vivacious the person you know. That's just always a bundle of energy. That's the opposite of necrophiliac. Yeah i guess so so lost on this. This is fox. What are you what are your thoughts saying. Get out. Get out. Get out good advice which make a movie we about but i do the thing where you pretend to be dead like you do for your dog or just put put a mannequin on your bed and see fox it yeah there there you go. That's the answer. I love it or find a dead body and then see if he fucks. Here's what you do suggest hey. Why don't we go picnic and the graveyard yard yeah. Let's just see if he likes it. Yes if he starts touching the ground getting a boner. They're like hey zombie movie this weekend. <hes> let's check it out yeah. You need to dig a little bit deeper because i think just having dead people people porn on the computer not as quite enough. That's not your own. His a dead vagina could end up on your clicking. Ah on you porn you can end up any wormhole and this is entrapment nebraska right. We figured it out so i guess we're on that guy said all right. We'll see everyone wednesday with today's date ah <music> they've been doing. 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Andrew Hackett - Raw and Fearless Part 1
"Hi this is Shane from elevate podcasts. I wanted to stop stop by an offer. You a special opportunity to get to know Andrew and his work by sharing interview. He did earlier this year. Also Poland the interview has touched the lives lives of so many people not only because of Andrews rule and feel so th antiquity but because of the rare intimate insights that he offers throughout this interview now at broken it into two separate episodes this week and next week because there are too many extraordinary moments of truth and clarity to edit it all down into something smaller so in this episode Andrew Shares Remembrance of his journey and how he's past his shake not only his own path. But how that influences. This is the work he does in helping people in the world. Connect with their iron truth says sit back grab a cover and enjoy this special moment with angel and welcome to illimitable. Living I'm Andrew Hacker and I'm here to talk about living a life free from fees restrictive boundaries so that you can not only live limitless life but so they can become uh-huh truly illimitable as we take you on a journey delving deep into the mysteries of the universe and how we live within it. Join me on a journey towards living a truly limitless life on the illimitable. Living podcast you. You deserve to live the life you've always wanted to. It's that simple you think he doesn't deserve you've been told you don't sauce -iety is dictated the fact that you've done to serve it but you do and I'm here to tell you they do deserve and I think in your guard I think you neither you do is running. It's time for you. I think you wouldn't be listening to this if it wasn't time for you so I was born and raised in camera in straight sets a national capital. It's not a big city like Sydney. Neil Melvin. It's quite a small city and even today I only have roughly about three hundred fifty thousand people a so it's they call it the The Bush capital so it's a lot of suburbs spread throughout vast areas of abortion. Let's trays and all the rest of it. And it's beautiful. I like. It's a beautiful city in one way that it's very easy living. There's no you don't have the stresses that you have in Sydney Melbourne and Canberra so for families and stuff. It's it's really safe very easy to leave in grow up in and You know it's back in the eighties seventies and eighties where you left in in the morning on your pushback to go to what might place and Scrambling to get home before dark. So you know there were good. Time sort of what I would classify as real freedom My parents have a beautiful people. They are they. They really struggled through their working class. Sort of middle income working class. They struggled through very high interest rates and keeping their heads above water particularly through the and but we. We never never went hungry. We never did with that what we needed. We didn't have everything we wanted either but that was a healthy he part of the upbringing too. So I've got two brothers so I'm going to Simon's seek. She has all of the main Peter's threes older than me and so three boys in the house so it was a it was a fairly. You know three boys you know we. We wrestled we played around. We played tricks on each other. We we had fun. We had laughs and it was good. I've got really fond memories of my bring my being the third of three three children so the youngest I was always mum's baby but He also was very independent. I always was very independent. Which worked for to me? I didn't really need the attention of others because it The one it. It wasn't coming which is fine but also You know my brother's really adored me and I love them for still to this day. They kind of used me as the balance of power as well sometimes in their own battle of wits which I was kind of not a bad place to be you know even from his three year old four year old. My mom likes to point out the fact that I didn't sign much even until the trey look just didn't speak and it was the reason because I never needed to are. We just pointed things and they'd run and get them for me and everything like that as well. So it It was we were in Northville conon which is in a suburb called spins in northern camera. And it was about as far north as you could go on camera at that time since obviously it's grown a lot more but And you know. I've got a lot of fun. Memories of the House that we grew up in and the fund that we would have been in that you know. I've I suddenly died. Live with regrets and I think a lot of it's got to do is having a good childhood so being born into a Catholic family I went to Catholic schools. My issues at school really Kicked off light you non so into you. Ten and a a lot of that was due to what I refer to as my abuse. Event so when I developed a relationship with a teacher. You know he was. He was a great teacher in fact in many different ways he was my science teacher and he was A. He was the teacher that every student wanted because he was fond. And you know He. He was really engaging he did a lot of work with rugby teams. He talked he had a dive. The springboard diving and talent domino stuff and he was an Olympic shoot-off Utah as well parenting very chuck took. It was a strategy and Olympia. So he would he would uh hanging out with kids and all that stuff but the problem was and what I think a Lotta people realize the time he was actually actually sexually abusing kids so light. It came out that he was doing it at a previous school. Cool and in fact they cheered him off after some allegations were raised and stuff and the problem was he'd he'd abused me in a single event When he he asked me to if I wanted to go shooting with him? And you know as a affording fifteen year old boy who the hell doesn't want to go out shooting guns you know. It's what a great idea so we were GONNA go down to the shooting range and it was a Sunday on on an autumn morning and Even though he had case to the shooting range he pretended that it was closed. So then we thought well we'll get some lunch and we'll we ended up back at his place. And the problem for me. Was You know a lot of aspects. I just thought it was. I was the so you know. I never said anything. There was a little shame and guilt associated with it. Never even my parents you know I'd always wanted even when the news came out after he killed himself some ten twelve years light up. You know my parents. My mother particularly it perhaps had a suspicions but no so if fish int- at managing my own emotional state to the point of not allowing people to know what what went on it in itself was You know putting her. Mondays was very easy for me and again nobody knew you know even my My friend at the time you know a nineteen I met met a remarkable woman and we eventually got married and had kids and and if he thought that It was two thousand seven when I had finally told her and and that was the end of well over. Twenty five years lighter so we'd been together for fifteen years and she never even you and Even her response to that you know there was. It was relief more than anything because it listed explained what was going on for me. My behavior and Even my alcoholism having that in my earlier years to help me. Sort of switch off in disconnect for what's going on in my head it it can sometimes sometimes. It was just a very interesting time for me because it was riding to finally tell someone certainly liberating to get professional. Help on the As well but it. It was interesting because there was a lot of news articles going on at the time a lot of lot of press in the news days because a number of other students were actually suing the school and suing the church and soon individuals involved by that stage. The actual the perpetrator Arroyo. The the abuser had well it was long. He'd committed suicide some pro when the allegations were initially raised through the police and he He disappeared onto the into a forest with the old host of the tailpipe and took his own life out of the shame and guilt napping suffice what he was doing but with all these news reports coming up it had just that combined with UH as my book describes it the visit of the first angel which was my son He. He's he's remarkable boy even today but back then I uh uh you know he was two and a half maybe three and he was. He was in nappies. Who who was a prolific bottle drinker? So if I if. I didn't change his nappy before I went to bed which was usually ten coconut. He would have affiliate nappy in wait. He's caught so I had to always going and changes. NAPPING is the vulnerability of seen him on the bed just brought. The surface is of stuff that brought to the surface of stuff that I had to deal with and as it turned out he was it was important. It was really important because because at that same time I've been having these incredibly highly visual dreams of a of a woman visiting me in my sleep and it was A. It's a really beautiful thing. I just these angelic incredibly calm reassurance. What's that I wasn't allowed so it'd been having these dreams for a number of months of this woman and it was always the same dream just her standing in front me in in panties and a Bra with the hands on my chest and I was just during James and flooding on clouds darkness beyond but and she would just I? I mean every single dream have fear on here. Everything's GonNa be okay and it got to the point where I almost wanted to go to bed. 'cause I wanted to I. It just really wanted to raise your again so really it was. The Was the combination of seeing their audibility. Her son which was of course only the reflection of my own vulnerability. He's coming to the surface and these angel visiting me. My dreams racial remained that it was it was time to get moving and then And come to a point where cheated meet one more time in that last dream if it was a it was the last time I ever saw in a dream at all. She she she again. Everything's are kyw. I'm here and then she just saved It's it's Don Vita he'll and then she kissed me on the lips disappeared and I never saw her again in my dreams at all and uh it was that was annexed Morning Report Cup Nothing was signing I made the decision to took front what I made the decision to confront what it almost destroyed me for twenty so the light of that evening was about Pat. Six o'clock and there was another news report on the news about you know what was going on with the court cases and the other students involved told so my my wife at the time for the first time and it was. It was such an extraordinarily to get off my shoulders and off my chest. The next day I called a call lawyer involved with it to carry an enormous amount of guilt about not. Actually they signed thing but not reporting it myself because I thought I was the only one I just in idols. Ninety believe me which is part of the which is part of that the Y.? Edibles manipulate abuse victims and winning are met the lawyer in the hope that if I shared my story that actually at another aspect of truth to the cases that were already going on to support them and then you are he. He was great he. He got me some some help. And I had a chat with you You know with a few psychologists artery number as and I just helped me get a little bit of clarity around that it that it wasn't my fault that it wasn't really my doing interesting because I always wondered whether I should've told my parents at the time but you know I realized that I was a fifteen year old boy to be quite honest with you falling fifteen. There's no way in the willed anybody would have told me what to do. You know I was my own man was independent or was used to being independent and someone who I trusted offered to take me shooting and stuff like that so for me. It was why not that would be. You know it's almost like a I know it was almost like coming into manhood. Almost you know the trust and responsibility. That happens with that so it turn. I never told my parents because it was actually negative and I even knew there at the time even though I blind myself even either guilt and shame that I felt for what had happened. I blamed myself. I never ever in any circumstance if a blamed my parents and I never wanted my mother particularly to ever have to live with any topic guilt associated with it and in fact actually when my book came from September Two Thousand Sixteen. I actually told them the day before. It was told him that day before. It's due to be released. What had happened because of course the world was a better for them? Aw which was also. It was also a necessary step in my healing process if anything because it was important who is important for me to share that story because if anything it can give strength to others are in similar situations were Bain untrue. Similar things in the past and it's not certainly anything I regret if anything it was one of the most One of the most liberating movements Mala releasing my story and everything and therefore the world to just sort of quietly digest in their own way and it took my Took my parents Quite a few months so I think to just get a hit around that. We're always very supportive. They love me very much so there was never any doubt in. That is just annoyed that my mom needed time particularly to just quietly process it. My Dad's a very practical man. He's he's a good man but he's very practical Manzar. Although I know he was seen in his own way Mom was always gonNA take a little longer but She now sees it the way I see it and I see it as a necessary. Dina the everything that happened including my m my unconscious state state for some twenty s after that quite often reach into a bottle to forget to disconnect. It's very common. A lot of the other survivors. Elida found out a lot of them got heavily into drugs as well and various other. The instructor would never really my thing to be honest with you. The alcohol worked. It was a beautiful white Silk Medicaid and My mom soon realized you know after many discussions with everything that that she started to say the way I see it and and for me I would lead from all of that was a process that can only can only be said to be. I A remarkable self-awakening realization of things that at the time I never never would have begun to think I could realize but the big realization for me was that I the abusive incident itself was was quite clearly orchestrated by the universe to make me who I am today to. I needed to go through what I went through so that I can understand what I need to understand to be able to. Now be up to do for people what I can do for people and I I regret that for for one second although it was Although it was very difficult at the time and you can probably tell. It still has a certain rawness to me because it's not something I talk about very often despite have been in my book you know it's not it's not something that everybody needs another day tells off but it's But the story in itself creates a almost a personal power to narrow the you know if I got through that and that has made me who I am today than really these nothing out there. There's nothing out there that can do that again. Could even come close to impacted me the way it is. It's almost like it was does. It was the event that created this night belief. I had for so many years as I was almost like a superhero with Nar caused not knowing water Y. O. L. But I used to have these these fabulous dreams of flying and everything which is not an uncommon thing. I think for a lot of kids but I just I always always believed that I was destined for bigger things. I just. I just couldn't get past that trying to define it to realize it and it wasn't until I really started to embrace the idea of helping someone else. In the case was I knew that this thing was rising up within me and I knew I had someone by Mossad by physically and spiritually so physically Klay was my wife at the time who was a great friend and she she always rather unwittingly deed her part on knowing what was going on and then spiritually which was these angel. The KIP visiting me. My drains to raise show me that it was time to to get on with it the forgery. Whatever is ahead no idea? I had no idea at that time. What it all meant ain't what it would look like wear up and although I have that level of clarity now I see it circulated? It's like a movie in my head. Almost what is the common how it'll work it. That clarity has taken years in years and years of extraordinary work extraordinarily inner work personal growth work personal development work. Or what I prefer to refer to as personal redevelopment only because you know in a lot of aspects were already developed developed in our unwinds we need to just redevelop castles to be able to really find nothing life and it was that underlying lying on. I don't know if you've ever seen the movie. Unbreakable with Bruce Willis Security Guard guy. Who just he knows? There's something more going on. But he just he just doesn't feel worthy he's really sad crystal the time He's not sure what's going on but he just. This is in a pool within him. That says this so much more that there the there is there is a cause for you and then eventually throughout the movie he starts to tap into these kind of powers he hasn't been able to connect necked by touching with in a lot of cases. The bad guys and seen what they have are about to so much like a psychic sort of clairvoyance. That's what it was. It was this feeling within him when he figured this out. It is a It's a remarkable feeling of limitless. Potential of invincibility. You do you arrive with your superhero costume on all of a sudden an a- although I never really had much of the like her or anything like that it's a really strong earning date with me and it. It was really important for made a find that overseas. And it's still something this developing but the the real realization for me was is this. I believe there is that hero with an absolutely everyone. I believe everybody has that Uni but just into from wise it means different things to different people because it comes from different different places from different upbringings from from different cultures. And I it was when I started to fully really understand and grasp that I really started to realize I said I have a role to play in enabling empowering people to find that within themselves and that that was something I could Nino now. We lived in camera for some time and I had a you know this freedom that I really risen within me and I just seen the world when you free from your troubles herbals is not something you can really explain. It is such a beautiful occasion. You almost You almost feel like Sarah era celebrating the simplest things whether it's the smell the comes enough the braves through the plants. And you know the extraordinary the people you come across in the relationships that you have there is something in it. It's really quite beautiful for mayor. It really drew me to try and get back to basics. Which is the the reason why I bought the farm in large part to simplify live to cook? You know grow and create my own food to get in touch with the earth and the planet and every now that was not something I always been an avid garnered light. Creating God's particularly really. I wasn't that excited about the maintenance of it. All but that was what part of it too but the creation of it ought to me was my God was my canvas. It was my creative output. Something are really enjoyed but more to the point it was something. Ice gaped to to help me to help me reconnect in times. Where are we spent too much Tom? Trying to connect and disconnect as well so moving down to the farm was an ID tool build a big beautiful showcase God on a place that I knew at the time had an extraordinary man of spiritual significance because the the farm was right at the foothill of a beautiful mountain that was significant to the local indigenous people and so significant in fact as rock which is the European. I'm the road in Australia and larose. Everybody knows all the ruler is a big beautiful rock that is the father to the local the US people now mother Guliga which was the mountain which way to route of the foot of is the mother. So you know liver was the father. Gallagher is the mother and so the energy. There was unbelievably strong and powerful and incredibly nurturing. But she She she wasn't going to suffer fools for a second so in my arrival there it literally was like a like a panda. The face I she made it abundantly clear. The Mountain I mean the the mountain made it abundantly. Clear that if I was gonNA leave wrote in her womb is what they call it because it was re referred to as the womb used to be a three kilometer high mountain that erupted opted millions. Ease ago whenever that was and you can see it quite easily in the way the landfalls as erupted the lava in the land fell away right and it created her. Two sons and nudge which is little meldrum. Andrine was just just outside the boundary of their property and the other son is Montague Island which is bound Cuba and the mother is eternally connected with the two. So there is is a freshwater link between the mountain and the island so with Ryan's heavily on the mountain fresh water spring pops up on it and there is also a crystal crystal of quartz crystal link between the mountain and her youngest baby little mount dromedary and that umbilical cord actually ran straight through the middle title of their property. Stride along the ridgeline of property so the energy there was was rather extraordinary and I arrived I'm the standing. The place was special but never understanding. How incredibly special was and it led me to really try to connect with a lot of the indigenous people there and to work with them to try and understand it? If only for my own benefit let alone the benefit for the guests would come to the farm style and Stein share that special the spice and even my youngest son Sam. I enrolled him into an indigenous preschool. Because I wanted him to have that connection to and have an opportunity to understand a culture that I didn't didn't get the opportunity to understand when I grow up so that spice there at the farm was really really beautiful but what it did is it accelerated accelerated my spiritual awakening And it drew me further and further apart from my wife at the time so we ended up by by separating which in itself was probably the most extraordinary rock bottom of hit even after going through that that abuse and everything that the golden shiner carried with it for some twenty s the the guilt and the shame that I experienced in letting down on my closest friend was really really hard to cope with but it was also something that was absolutely necessary for for both of us for for her infamy. She didn't say it at the time but soon after she started to realize that both of us were in fact actually happier. Not Been in a relationship in Indiana. She re partnered and oil also reported obviously with Michelle. I didn't bump into Michelle for some nine months later and I wasn't even ready. I wasn't ready for new relationship. was trying to deal. Always the fallout from the relationship. Trying to deal with minimizing the fallout for my two young boys and and running the farm and connecting with the animals. Trying to manage all of that trying to go through a separation and everything that was never the easiest easiest thing and it really sent me into a a real down spiral but as it turned out it was also the downward spiral that actually needed to slingshot me at the other side to really wake me up you know and I talk about this a lot in the work that I do with people that I believe. A rock bottom and experiencing a rock bottom properly should really be embraced because I actually believe that the rock bottom is the single catalysts that the universe delivers tourist us to awaken us to get us to find the superhero within us. We all the time we say it. All with war veterans that have lost limbs James or people have gone to extraordinary sexual abuse or domestic violence all sorts of things they the rock bottom that it sends them in they lights h were often reflect back on as the catalyst that helped them find their purpose that help them find the power they came here to find and it's it's an extraordinary liberating experience. You watch it appear on people's faces particularly when people come to me and and they say a purposes you know in on always depressed or I'm anxious all the time we're I'm I just I can't get out of these funk that I'm in and we sit down and we work through what is happening for them in the past and sometimes just by providing slightly different perspective on what has happened happen to them that they realized that They realized that there is something wonderful. That can come from it. I ahead this client. A remarkable lady. She'd experienced in the previous few years quite what an extraordinary traumatic event where her husband was murdered and they were quite remarkably beautiful couple very very much in love of you know it's They'd found each other later in life and She was everything to him and vice. Versa was absolutely match. Might might have him for both and one day he was he he was loaded and it was all over the press. It was all over the news it must have been when I connected with her. I'd never heard the story. Despite the fact that It was incredibly credibly public. which might do even more traumatic for but it was interesting? Just even a simple discussion with her to try and explain to her That sometimes these events that happen doesn't matter really what they are and in fact even be bold to say that even the more traumatic they are the the the more significantly are the more they are a catalyst for waking up full helping us find their purpose because they are they are the key events that shapes the most and I said to her that had she ever thought about the possibility that that that had happened to her in such a way as an almost enable her to share herself with the world to to share her story in the hype of also giving powder or the people that have been through very very similar. Things I mean ultimately in a lot of species in that really what motivational speakers due in large part people who have been through these great trauma and they just come on and share the fact that you know it hasn't stopped them from finding their empower because because it is vital to everybody it's available to all of us and you know it's one of the things I love about what I do is connecting with people in about their stories and and getting them just to turn that perspective around a little bit to find something. That's that that is a real source of enjoy which is finding that purpose. Listen sharing it with the world and and seeing the reaction and others. Because I actually think we've all got a story you know I don't care how boring you think your life actually really may have been I. I generally believe that there is a story within all of us and I think in large part that it's actually kind of purpose in life to share their story in one form or another and it was that was a mind thing that led me to my first book. You know I'd I'd had an experience you. It wasn't even sure whether anybody really would connect with. It'll rate it to be quite honest with you. The purpose of writing the book was very much about getting my story out for my own. self healing as well but knowing other people had been through similar things as myself and I wanted to also perhaps the opportunity for them to find a little bit of strength in the trauma. Ormat that happens ever since I was a little boy I've had this in a pool is almost this yearning being of of of wanting to be a superhero but not knowing why or for what purpose and I had always. I wondered where I was supposed to go. I never found my fate even at school cruise through school School wasn't really for me. My marks were okay my mic. My exam marks my results but just school in itself was not where I ever felt an high and then and later on in my life even after my abusive aunt I I still had these strong any now. Even though it's Sundays are just I just wanted to destroy myself. The need to be strong the need to pull through the need to to do something better with with my life and to be a better person was much stronger than nature. Destroy Myself so by the time I got into a point where my white-cain had really started to tasteful. Swing the clarity. That came from that was quite extraordinary. I again I. I absorbed book after book after book that I possibly could. I tried to have conversation with whatever spiritual teachers I could find. I just had these thirst are now referred to it as the discovery phase. You've you've kind of woken can up to the fact that there's more going on around you that the world is bigger than just you. Are that the whole world doesn't just revolve around you and what everybody thinks feels isn't actually about you at all so we start to create almost a little bit of a position for you so on I'm staying with that position is and what I started to realize is that my past who I was who had become calm. The influences that I'd undertaken and then even the influences that I'd start to undertaking through my discovery phase of getting a hold of whatever books I could and talking looking to whoever I started to have a profound influence and shaping what what that was for me one one extraordinary thing and this is part of the guilt and shame process that has played out for me across many lifetimes is people started showing up complete strangers. He's at the farmer even in Cambridge. Where I was working people would just literally arrive as if to give me a message in? Sometimes it's a message was something I needed to hear something. The message was confirmation of something already knew or that they just on track with whatever I was supposed to be on track with But eventually I got to a point where I started to understand that my past experience in this live had had still real profound mating for what I was supposed to do. You know being a management consultant for some twenty odd years and even holding a lot of senior management positions in large firms. I I'd always discounted that as having any real value to my purpose in life. I discounted that it was really going to influence incidental and the party. That was because as part of my Weiqing are realized Realized almost to a point where I had a thought. aww How invaluable it was because I wasn't saving lives in doing it wasn't changing people's lives wasn't improving the world. It wasn't doing my bit for humanity while I was managing commercial operations but little did I know actually actually. It was a lot more valuable than I thought because in trying to understand my purpose in life I had to sit back and analyze it a great deal. This is part of my logic. Brian analyze everything is part of my personality as well and why had started to realize that ultimately speaking at purpose in life comes from two main sources one one who we are and we have pasta now upbringing and stuff like that because it all shapes us to get to a certain point but the bit that that mostly relates is to is what our special gift is. What what our uniqueness is that we offer to the world and the other aspect of what shapes our purpose in lobbies al.? Well we might passionate about. What really drives us? WHAT GETS HOT rising and most beautiful moments for me? That was in helping people. I'd realised in close examination of my entire career. The main topic wasn't about the commercial management side of things. It wasn't about the consulting what it was about was about developing people was about enabling people impairing people making them better than what they are. You know I used to a lot of training of commercial manages and a lot of mentoring arena paypal and nothing would give me greater joy than someone calling me a couple of years. After they'd left the organization is working for that and they'd call me and I'm just I've just been promoted to partner of just being promoted to director and you know it all came down to what you and I used to talk about the gardens that you provide me. You know there's nothing that can make a person feel any more special the knowing you've had a significant impact in a person's life so for me understanding what that passion was in its roars. Form really helped me zone in on what my purpose in life is and helped me create a lot of clarity and then once once I developed that clarity everything to start coming together the universe Dada just moving mountains mice to help to help. Everything happened the natives. If anything it almost accelerated things happening there were outside of my influence outside of my control so that was so integral to it. Moving forward and happening that I had to really learn to do the one thing I never ever learned to do. The one thing that was something completely foreign to me was in fact. The key to enabling the don't happen and that was surrendering to the power of the universe that was surrendering to allowing and things just to evolve our for twenty five years to help me deal with my issues or am I abuse veins I would overly control the space that I lived in I controlled my workplace environment. It's the reason why I became such an extraordinary Gardner in the designs that I did with guns. uh-huh and one will serve as a while. I tended to always linked towards Victorian era guns for instance. Because it's very structured. It's very formal that that was ultimately may exercising mild level of control over something that I could control. which was my garden space? So the big realization for me alternately was that we really needed to surrender to what was happening. We all older. We need to surrender to it and that was foreign and I had to really surrender to that as well to allow it to happen. And that's when everything started to happen more around on me and you know it's it's kind of a enough for someone who's is used to gain certain why someone who's used to control in the space around you you and and it's not that as well it really big realization to let go of of what's happening in your influence over it and just allow it to be again. This stuff is nothing new. Ancient takes modern cultural movies kids. Movies for instance talk about the idea of letting car yet as adults. We tend to forget about it because you know we were so sitting wise or so indoctrinated into a particular belief system system that it's not easy for us to move out of has it's not easy for us to China CH- but it is important for us to change and do that and in coming to the realization of what my purpose was It took me a long time to accept that fact as well to feel worthy of worthiness is is a theme that has played out across many many lifetimes for me and To to again just to surrender to that go will you know. I'm I don't know everything in our. I don't know everything that goes on the universe. I don't understand no all perspectives There's got to be some sort of intelligence behind it. All that has led me to this point in in time to enable me to find this purpose so that I can actually do what I wanted to do since I was five or six and that was to make a difference. The old story of the little girl on the beach throwing hermit crabs back into the ocean you know in in a beach just strongly thousands of awesome and each time. She's thinking we'll have made a difference to that one and that's exactly how I feel in the work that I do at the moment even though I may only be able to touch a small number of people in comparison to the number of people that need to hear when a tour open up and need to grow you know to me. It's a snowball affect and that's exactly what I'm saying. Now you know you can just help to people and help them find their purpose than their purpose will enable others to find their purpose and if we are actually living out purpose with with affiliate purpose in life surely the world's going to be a better place for it surely the magic of it all has to come together. It's just that is why I do what I do. You know I'm not. I'm not here. The fixed people because ultimately speaking I think in a lot of ways we actually donate fixing. I mean I use the word fix decided to fix myself in two thousand and seven. I say that all the time but a large aspect. I don't think we need to fix ourselves. I think we just need to open minds now. Hearts to the possibilities that we previously weren't necessarily aware of and to be able to do that for people you know. Sometimes people think that I'm fixing them but what I'm really not. All I'm doing. WEENIES is opening up their own channels connecting them back to themselves. You know the the the major common theme of people to come across to me to talk to me and into connect with maize actually forgotten or they are and I find that I find that such an extraordinary tragedy because for me. I've I've been there before and when you lost this is nothing to get a bid for. There's there's no one to connect with and and there were so many people out there that feel lost and just buy in. So many circumstances Arkham stances being with them connecting with sometimes. I'm the first person they've actually probably connected with in in years if not decades and it's a really really beautiful but it's it is so it is often the single catalysts that wakes them up to the realization that one Diana worth loving in our. It was a big role as realization for me to once upon a time. You know I just didn't think it was worth loving and then to have this realization Russian well up in with the I mean within you in someone loves you so profoundly to realize that I am with loving everything changes around you the whole world. The M you know smells become richer colors become clearer and the experience around you and how you interact in the the energies that you feel that come of people you know. Even my interaction with the animals on the farm was more profound in our to feel the way the chickens would operate for instance in the ducks and the cows can the shape and and even the wild birds in the eagles and everything like that they would no before I even arrived. They would know where what state of mind I was in a a remarkable realization. You know I talked to people all the time and you can say whatever you want your energy has already announced you before you even entered into thrown and when people can start to grasp that at a really personal level they start to realize that the energy is a reflection their own energy is a reflection of who they are at any point in time and if if we're feeling anxious feeling disconnected instead of other people pick pick that up and I think this is what leads me to believe that we're all calling the search for meaning crisis the whole the world is in a search for meaning crisis where ultimately what it comes down to is. We're all feeling a complete disconnection from those around us we're feeling disconnection from the earth was dealing disconnection from from the animals and the plants and the ocean. It it it sounds it sounds very hippyish. I Nar but it's very very real. You know we spend all of their time with their heads planted firmly into our fines into technology. We just we're not looking up anymore when are looking into people's so is anymore and really connecting with them allowing just spice time to do. What's by some time? Does it's really really important and if we can if we can do that with one individual and and slide that spark that one individual and Einar this fact because it happens all the time now that one individual then reaches out to another. It's like they all pay it forward strategy but it's real and it's visceral in. It's it's emotional. The the reason why they do is because I want it to happen. You know. It's like this this first little high you get and you want to be more of that and they go home to their love. They go home to their partner who they haven't identified as they love affair maybe a decade and suddenly something happens because they both look up from the television and they switched off. It's really beautiful. And that is the Super Bowl. I wanted to wheeled ever since I was a kid to to lose my way in the world and then power through impact in pal through knowing constantly in the back of my mind that there was something there that had come again and to keep resolute faith even though I lost my faith in the church even though I lost my faith in organizations organizations even know I lost my faith in people to a large degree I never ever lost faith in myself off. People would say to me all the time you know. What do you believe in God? You believe in and stuff and I. It's not that I don't believe in Carter. I do do believe in God I just believe in myself more and that is available to absolutely everyone and what I love when people come in and talk to me I can show them that. I can connect with them. I believe if that ninety percent of the world I just want to be heard. It's that simple. Because because they go through their entire lives touching ten maybe twenty minute hundred people a day depending on where you work and all that stuff. But they don't connect with anyone. Nobody listens nobody. He's them conversations nowadays a not listening conversations conversations nowadays People constantly thinking ahead while they pretending to listen. But they're thinking ahead about what they gonNA say next next. I see all the time everywhere and it's a real tragedy because we've lost this subtle out of connection we've lost this aspect to us. which is the early true thing that we are? It's all we are is how we connect and how we communicate with others it is the only currency is and how we leave others feeling win win by lever prisons. Why am I have been since I was five being addicted to people's smiles even in my more troubled times I still? You couldn't get enough of people's smiles because when someone's smalls the present hundred hundred percent of the time every time someone smiles at you when you give them a compliment they with you and if from my perspective if I can share that with the world again while also guiding while also teaching while also empowering if the one thing I can do with the world is get the world looking into each other's eyes again and smiling. Yeah that's a legacy. I thank you for listening to a limited living today. If you want to find out more about living a truly limitless life then go to Andrew Hackett Dot COM dot. 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Andrew Gold "Something New" Part 2 talk with Leslie Kogan Gold
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Then you love Andrew Gold. Because he arranged all the music basically if you're a fan of strong melodies and choruses and just playing great pop songs. Andrew Gold is for you. The story goes back. In Nineteen seventy-three Andrew was trying to get solo career started and he laid down a number of tracks eventually got him signed to asylum. Records lose all prolific writers. When it came time to record his debut album it already created additional music. The one thousand nine hundred ninety three demo session songs never saw the light of day till now. The album is now available on CD at all streaming music sites. Or if you're like me and you love to have the Vinyl Andrew Gold. Something new album will be released as a gold. Colored record is available for preorder now at omnivore recordings dot com. Now let's get on with the show. So welcome Holly. We're back with Leslie. Kogan goals exciting of success. We had so much talk about welcome back to our to our interview with building all learn a lot more about Andrew Gold. So let's get started right now. I mean your job is to keep Andrew Gold's name out there and to keep his music alive and so I mean what was this learning curve life first of all you've lost someone that you've it's just oh horrible loss and then I'll send you you know whatever when you come out of it. Well suddenly. How'd you learn all about the what needs to be done? Well I think anyone inherits light to see like this. I notes responsibility to keep the artless on and Saga Dis. Fifty Years of work. So to me that sprucing looked at. As Envisat Music businesses ridiculously complicated. So you just Kinda have to go learn things. Wanted his say learn. You publish wasn't how that works. And then once I knew that she you're out on what you know. Find all the CO writers. Because if you'RE GONNA you know. Put The music our place in. Gd Or commercials you need to know where the other writers so I had to do. A lot of work in that regard also he was producer side of all the next figure out what was going on with that. He had these hats performer. Artists things you have to learn to figure out which labels he was on an start developing relationships labels warner brothers and he has a Halloween album on concord and he had stoneys to figure out the artist. Royalties are out of work. Labels show Learning curves incredible now is social media. You have to Astra understand how that works for what had with sound exchanges with your performance royalties and all that it sits in a long time and I still learning as I go but I am now when idea to give back because it was such a long journey. I meet a be rain here cattle. Another woman is usually. I try to help because I know them for things to know first because there was somebody helped me that way back and help other people because it is indeed extraordinarily overwhelming. That's huge Amidst that yeah out. Nice be happy to do that. Other people why he starts now I get to the universe. Is this the first Andrew? Gold production that you're putting out buoy we released one live show before and I'd been releasing singles released when my warrants fired ideas. I made thank you for being a friend Julie Christie Song so I released that. I'm starting to like release singles in their release of Randall. Sawn was just Andrew during which is one of the things I found him when I was a are higher paying as close as gorgeous or release that off as a single who soon came to the Spanish MOMS. I held my breath bad. I new ones I do soon. Can you please come home? Just like a dream. I think it's also precious. WanNa do it the exact right time then you realize now you have to get the music out there because these different emotions about that. You'd have to like so. This is the first release like this of a treasure trove of things that were not released before the live show was light wasn't released that those people knew so. I was throws vent this fun because these are some of my favorite songs that I found going through this process and we were also static. Would BRAD AN ICE? The rooster from for founded on TAPE UNTO TREK TO CAPE. Because that's that's all these so we transfer back turn around around. What do you see the sun in your eyes? It's too bright to see you when you're away. Something tells me to say I want you to be three. Oh man come down to me and then I have a box it coming out from Cherry ride. In aged alive whack show wax was project in the eighties scramble man he actually got asked to join Hansie. See a could do a regretted though. 'cause you love. Tennessee sees that he did produce right with them and then he went on to work with Graham. So I ally Was released by Cherry red out of Europe. And they're going to do a big box set later this year. Tavake decide or headed you even go about releasing the songs that you have released a singles. I did the singles on my all. I I work with like Warriner I work. They did not get amps. Release things but they all the masters Things in tandem with the Savannah released on my actually quite. Wow and throw me because the Maples to get people to hear the music and Well and the Christmas released myself. I managed the artists pages on defy apple and submit to curator's on my house. Geek your answer. I've done a lot of work. You it all over the Internet making sure that those profiles are updated. I do control them. I'll share them with labels if they want to like quarter to the hollow album. I have to talk about that. 'cause there's a song at spiral every kid knows. Andrew all has scariest El Grades and it went mad on Shikoku. Meager happy Awkward worked with me a lot on that and we release. The remix is year. Fortunately at the same time. The tick tock they went nuts. 'cause the particular remix ocular. Yes they helped me a lot liquid that it's probably the only song they have their entire catalog scale. You'll see these laws. Go back to the tick tock thing how did that come about? I mean I'm curious about. There's a particular dance that everyone's doing. I looked on Youtube. And there's like there's a compilation of about twenty five different versions of of kids. Doing doing this spooky scary skeletons dance. There's millions of that. You can go crazy i. I'm not I just went onto youtube. The best of I couldn't go through the millions right right right right. It happened on his own. Which is the most wonderful way? It's fire all because the song was viral amongst kids and one one person one young man. Ain't you young man a minecraft your I believe is Handle did the original choreography of of that particular dance and that all the other kids adults happy him. There's two tourelles how to do it. It's like a cheerleading. And some are magnificent. They use like animation. And yes so it went crazy on tape. It hasn't viral on Youtube especially on Halloween. But the thing happened at the end of the one of the first viral anxiety and but it was just on its own. It was just organic so thank you. World Man. Thank you for magnificent songwriting The cleverness has beetle influenced also has his SORTA useful humor. Which is why it get caught on with kids at a underwear surly. Did he write this for his children? Or what was the impetus for creating this Halloween album? He loved Halloween. He was very accurate hearts. And yet kids so you involve children in. It absolutely was h children's album. That's what the target was for fun. Finding scary released original Plenty of other songs on there. That are in originals and even wanted to animate specialists nursing. I'm working on. We're trying to do something with because the because of the viral sensation his kids were involved a staying on the record and and and some of his kids friends so he did involve children at but he really loves as well. I'm curious with that. Now are there. If if there's any way to tell how many new fan he might have had. How many of these kids this generation that are you know gotten Miss Dance Song from the stance that have gone to listen to his other. You know to any of this Cadillac. I'm curious if there's any way to track that it's really hard to track that. I think they have you. Could you could see Hamas on Youtuber? They'll go the bookie series skelton. He also wrote that you for being a Frat so you do see that crossover on you to make up our ably. Thank you for being your Friday. The biggest other Sanrio jump to. Yeah an probably listening to other songs on Halloween House. Because we're privately that is they go into this on. His profile has lifted because of that a lot more followers and fans like five five so I think they have heard other songs in the whole right. Yeah yeah excrete assume that especially now because kids the way. Kids are on social media The information is so immediately accessible like for us. It takes a little bit of work our generation to find something to dig a little deeper for them. It's nothing so I assume that you know right in there. They they've looked right. And yes I hear songs like Longley boy. They typically fall in love with institute. musician that is conserved really appealing when they heard like. I'm working with this filmmaker. Who who signed narrow spooky scary skeletons and she played lonely farmers and now. It's like a sleigh list so out nice until this week. I didn't even realize that he was the singer for final frontier the mad about US theme song. So what's the story behind that? How did he become the singer of that song even though he does really of Andrews And I guess they became friends that he here's another Superfan so Because of his relationship because he was a fan he was asked to sing at any any way. You might have read about colds so he sounds release sexiest horse but it came out good because of that so yes he did that. He did do the same at also. The first song that was played on Mars so his first. He's the first human voice heard by whatever aliens on Mars rover played is. That was up there so that was kind of a cool thing that happened with that saw so this seems like a good time break. So we'll be right back. Remember when we wanted to start a podcast back in the day? We weren't sure where to go. So we checked out anchor and it turns out it was super easy to start a podcast with anchor. You record to it you can edit anchor directly and then they will upload for you to every podcast platform in a seriously that easy and it's been great for us this past. Oh no almost two years. So if you're thinking about starting a podcast go to anchor dot. Fm and you can take it from there. Welcome back to. What difference does it make? That's one of the other joyous things Kinda I was present in the room may roads on Chun's but hearing it. This way was different where you hear a beginning track Lying vocalise the melody and then it became a song and there was one in particular that was pretty negative sent to observe that initially was a song written for the chipmunks and for Theodore and it's very sounds like a cartoon saw a saying you know part of the lyrics and India doors and then later on you hear it becoming the salad that ended up being a Dr Site saw and he vocalized that way. And it's just stunning. His friend. Bread recipe no lyrics with them comment at the end now lyrics. You're finished finished song. Sahira go from this on Song to this. Beautiful bow is just amazing. Really interesting I Do not when your name Dow Lose thing it. All came together All together I mean you're talking about shipments elements and love. Sung elements ended up being the finish in finished product. Right so it's initially. It was going to be a one song in that. I guess it may be didn't work out of the project half at that time. So he went on and made this intruder song. Yeah yeah an auditor for songwriting session. Especially if you're trying to work out songs recorded on the jets and so that was interesting to an efficient finish line with Steve Bishop. And but it was originally Graham adder sought so that became a totally different So the whole malady and Newsday in into the lyrics. There's all these different stories like that or these songs. Were you know in in process? Became something else at the ads so you. You've touched on a lot about him being like a Beatles free was he a Beatles we we can call him a Beatles for crite. I mean that's that was his. So what was he got to work with? Ringo Starr's at that correctly produced Anabel. Yeah Half Star. She almost worked with John Lennon. And WHO's shoot for a project in that? It got cancelled as really disappointed Morris and he played with with at live shows upon cars. So yeah so it didn't work with George although he did obviously channels aren't you can hear that and saw Ronstadt. You're no good Georgia fire. Yeah he liked as I was looking through he. Apparently you mentioned on with the with these phone messages. He also formed tribute bands. I think he has said he had like a bird's tribute band and What else was there. What can you tell me about these? These bands yeah yes. The birds were another one of his big influences. The side of emails and as a home for anyone's he said you are group's trying to break up with you as a nap with anger state aside form this bird's cover back zero lot of yields cover spans right right so he did this in girds rather is in about two thousand one. He was meticulous about it. He made them learn. The Dan are every single part. Absolutely like birds played it including the mistakes that were there was a mistake that had to be in the saw and I remember. He practiced eight miles high. Which is very fast lead over and over again on the Bat. So he wanted to get that right when we were sitting around and yesterday played locally Did it in Los Angeles? I went to everyone of the shows are really memories brindle. The stealing of brindle is attributed to the birds with the way. Oh you know I did not know that I'm thinking I believe I would not. I am friends with lending so I'll talk to her about that. Mrs Has Been. These vans were huge influences. Bob Dylan all of them might get asked back your favorite part in the process the discovery in know getting it out there labels. I love finding the great music and playing it over and over when I like the magnificent Getting the song slaves in. Td shows or ads is pretty magnificent at. It's my my wonderful partners so hearing the rate music or discovering something. I didn't know about have or you're gay. Something done that gets more. Well now fills. My heart was joy these earlier. That at my goal is to get him war out there in the field in the room because I know he would love that recognized because artist like him that played fifteen instruments at our all music. Don't want to promote is not something they want to do. They don't want to do business. They just WanNa right saw perform and play the end so I think he would really be thrilled. So that hearing the music getting out there getting a place shows makes me really happy so speaking of discovery? Thank you for being. A friend came out in like the in the eighties the early eighties but it came off an album from seventy eight. I believe how was that discovered or do you know the story behind how that particular song was placed for the golden girls. I Know Salad and I've asked people to you know he was in England at the time. Yes it was a hit on his original seventy eight release also had never let her slip away. Which is a huge hit. Still Anura and Thank you for being a friend and on a data album so it was a hit but not a secret hit his long boy and he was in Europe and he got a call. You need to come home. Your your song is going to be used on this show so you try to get in when of his ex girlfriends of the time to sing because she was a singer Parole and I guess they already Jingle singer so I I'm not sure how they found the song the actual show. I should probably do some research on that. I'm sure they were considering a number of songs that he did get called in England came back citing and is always joke divided than it was counted David. Sawn performed on stage so that yeah it was wonderful. Wonderful thing to have happened Show that were present so many wonderful things instill beloved gets already stories all young people at every age saying I sang that Song my mother when I graduated or saying it's routine. Sure so people really have these warm and wonderful memories at Sawn. Who was his favorite Golden Girl? Do you know I'm guessing. Y you think he's more of a rose and blanche sex crazed one is if you asked him. I'm sure he would have gone for that. Wanted to have sexual time. Because he's a rocker tristate. Some said they were all magnificent but yet she has yes they all too so yeah he ain't all right so let's talk about something new and I wanted to go on this cover because it's this red headed guy who's probably musician always indoors. He's buried in the sand of the hand. It's just as head and this. And how did this come about this? This cover photo essay. Data's polarized the all the photos on the album are polarized from a trip. And I found that I was in mad love with auto look on his face. You could see the water behind him and there were a number of other pictures of him buried insanity I was with Peter Asher at the time and we had metered to the wire nut. So that also made sense to use those polaroid's because they were on vacation with lorraine no men his girlfriend at the time and Peter was with Mackenzie Phillips and there are pictured on one of the Polaroid's in there but yes we decided it would be an amazing vinyl. Cover him so you know we just decided brand is no other picture that would be better and thought it was cool to use all right. It's sort of. It's had a nice vintage failing in the one where he's on the floor and around all of his tapes and eating on these comments on the bottom. It's decisions just So I found out what I was going through photos very nice now. He put a note on employer or does he do that with With the music demos of like this is a good take or are just little things to maybe help you guide you as to what to what to us with what might be something to to publish. Dad had a very organized cable contacts. So those that that the jumps just listed nineteen seventy-three downfalls says that that was the only thing on there so where I would see the knows you're talking about is sometimes you write that an option which would help a lot of the unfinished works. He'd be like sting ish so I know it was like stay. So those are the kind of things he'd ride on the unfinished songs But a Lotta that I had to sort of figure out for myself because it would be labeled like a time period who worked with the necessarily write this one if only yes yes. Did he work with Peter? Asher I mean you know you can't get more closer to the Beatles and Peter Asher. They were very close when they were working on. Land Day he talks about how Peter had just become a new producer so he really relied a lot on Andrew Andrew to help because he was so talented. There's SORTA were Eater Linda Andrew ally doing things together. They started their here. Produced a second album. Longley boy appear produce that in Andrew Producers Third Album by Cepeda produced him and they were France so yes they were together a lot. Nice great footage of them on the first theory up and very red headed. You have plans for this for this footage. You have the video and film Yes you have your plan for it. That was another price fun part of the process. Where went through Betamax and I had. I had a Beta Machine. I had some actual down the Linda Referenced earlier was nationally. Feld said bring that incidence of Pasta. Get transferred the everything else I did hear with editors any also had different orders over the years by all the different CAM- orders at fit bigger or sucrets smaller. I transferred all of this footage. So now I have it all together for someone with borrow and inserm in the earliest stages of a hopeful documentary and This advantage shortages magnificent for that. So I've been working with different filmmakers Now the big thing is getting Sunday on that. Good luck. Yeah. Imagine Fun but frustrating but we would be very excited to see may show. Yeah I'll get there. It's it doesn't just you know the more the more difficult projects because that aspect of saints. I'm actually more excited about the potential play. So we'll see what happens with that. Other story like a lonely boy type story we asked yes. Yeah Very Bernie's all about mothers during role on Broadway and has a very interesting stories as well so I think the best way to go about it and people working to combine that Sega mother son and you have the news of the mother. You know ripe Cleared a song from Mike. Your Lady live danced all night of cleared. You're no good because I didn't want people saying to all you can't get that music so pretty clear that I talked to the king and I people were badly so we can get Maris music. We can get some lettuce music than we have address music. It's much more interesting. Run for an audience to have those the Broadway a and the rock roll music. Best terrific so he multigenerational. Yeah and I can throw sukey. They're bringing tired altogether a one other thing about something. New Chuck Chuck Plotkin was The producer who's done a lot of springsteen stuff now and of course and he also produced Holly Eight seven five three zero nine so you know so there's the eighties but so what was the relationship there. I mean he took produced yet. What was their relationship like France and he also worked with the Brindell people. I BELIEVE WORKS WITH KARLA FOR SURE. I think he worked with Wendy so he was friends and working with all of them and that he he works at believe Elektra asylum and so he had a studio and he let Andrew commanded US studios Full tracks were recorded in his studio. So that's where those Kampong the demos you know he. He did on his own so he may have gone into over students to do this Yuban. He did not as rather than with the full band. So chuck was a friend and he helped him with his first album and his end. The first record deal and enabled Our allies do you have a favorite Andrew Gold Song or era or something. That really moves you like you like to play for once in a while. I have a lot of response way. The JANIKA was is one of my favorites from from the ELEKTRA asylum Brothers are really song. I like one of. Them's me a lot of course lonely boy do. I was mad at Andrew. Gotten so stupid. Fights Eyelid Take Apply Genitalia and I sat with joy so that that's a great thing to do anyone out there is buried in suggesting that you're Flavor on your Iran's in you're not mad anymore and I love songs on this particular album lot of like come down to me like the title track. I like the world. Tomorrow brings a really like albemarle on. I like somebody eighty SAAF allot to lake. right between the eyes funds on with wax and could go on and on about because. I hear them saw. And and some unreleased songs every like there's one called award. Jor that I ever released jet which is about falling in love all day which Andrew and style. I WANNA release at some time. Thank you so much for for joining us. This has been a lot of fun. Sounds like we're going to be hearing Andrew Gold Music for a long time to come steam. I'm looking forward to seeing now. That is a promise. You will help when you're ready. Come back and talk to US okay. Absolutely absolutely to cure and enjoy. Stay safe the ball guy so much to so thanks so much for joining us. This has been our talk with Leslie. Kogan GOAL. It's been a blast with fast bit a blast. Yeah it's been a lot of fun. I'm very thankful that. She took the time out to talk with us about Andrew Gold and his incredible career. Make sure you check out the new release. It's something new. Unreleased goal from Andrew Bogusch Craig's so to next week this day took later. Used to be wasn't true now it seems Zad.
Hour 1: Andrew Luck Retirement
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That's eight eight eight seven two nine three seven seven seven six to stephen a smith show is being brought to you by my computer correa dot e._d._u. Training for a better life tougher straight talk brought to you by straight talk wireless. We know what the lead story is today. I'm proud of my new york yankees. Taking two or three for the los angeles tillis dodgers smacking sixty home runs in a month of august aaron. Judge hitting home runs and he's in the three games in this series. I'm very very happy about that. I i love the fact that they smacked around. Clayton kershaw a little bit get three home runs on him. I'm very happy about that because of the dodgers and the yankees in the world series of this sleety yankees even though that's not the case yet i anticipate we'll have all fit advantage and they will be in ruto championship. Although i think the houston astros are going to get in their way the real their hopes because they i i better pitching but that's beside the point the other day subject today the white house with the lakers subject for another according to this contract with jerry jones dallas cowboys the cowboys predicted stephen jones predicted that think you'll it will be taken care of before opening. They would day temporaries. We'll discuss that later. We'll discuss that later. We know what the news is today courtesy courtesy of the great one himself adam schefter our resident n._f._l. Insider for e._s._p._n. Insider extraordinaire e._s._p._n. We learn new saturday saturday night. That andrew luck of the indianapolis colts the twenty nine year old quarterback entering his seventh season of playing he's done seven years but he missed the entire two thousand seventeen season but entering his seventh season of action as the star quarterback for the indianapolis annapolis coach drafted first overall in the two thousand twelve and f. l. draft that andrew luck the thirty nine touchdowns last year second in the league goalie patrick mahomes that andrew lock the andrew lucked at two forty five hundred yard that andrew luck comeback player today and last year after missing entire two thousand seventeen season do his shoulder that andrew luck and you looked at the season beforehand missed part of that season because he was out with elaborated rated kidney that andrew lock has decided that at age twenty nine with at least a decade kaid of a career ahead for him in position to surpass many many records n._f._l. History is a star quarterback in position to collect it today's n._f._l. Economy at least another quarter of a billion dollars in his career vet andrew luck has decided to call it quits to end his n._f._l. L. career at age twenty nine scheduled to be aged thirty this coming september twelfth due to a bevy the of injuries health issues obviously and john we have some south from andrew luck's press conference correct talking about his health his health wounds and all of this other stuff. These are things that we have to speak on but before we speak it's important to hear from edgy luck himself about why he decided at age twenty nine fresh off of leading the indianapolis coach to a divisional playoff it around against the kansas city chiefs having won a playoff game last year in his first game in his first year back play an account of football play with frank right with the best team as far as i'm concerned that he's had to work with since being drafted a stout offensive line t. y. Hilton the acquisition of devon punches eric e. bronner's. It's a tight end running back in an offensive line. Villa quit nelson who's the most position and it's all about the business of when shoehorn and protecting his quarterback why andrew luck with his best shot at a super bowl championship a._m._p. Chip in his career with chris ballot proving to be the exceptional g._m. That he has been with frank right proven to be <hes> damn good head coach the way he performed last year after i want to start got this team to the postseason that's winning a super bowl championship as a quarterbacks coach office coordinator with the philadelphia eagles the year before by the way we're all those assets available edge rock. He decides at age twenty two call it an n._f._l. Career listen aaron andrew luck. I'm sorry sorry explained the reasons behind his decision. I've been stuck in this process. I haven't been able to live the life. I wanna live taking the joy out of this game then after two thousand sixteen when i played in pain and was unable to regularly practice i made a vow to myself that i would not go down that path again i find myself in a similar situation and the only way forward for me is removed myself from football in the cycle that i've been in the lack of progress on my ankle and i'm in pain. I'm still in pain. I've been in this cycle which feels like i mean it's been four years of injury pain rehab cycle and for me to move forward in my life the way i want to it doesn't involve football there you have it andrew luck walking away from the game of football at age twenty eighty nine fifty three and thirty three as a starting quarterback in the national football league two thousand completions out of thirty two hundred thirty two two hundred and ninety attempts completed sixty percent of his passes in his career to for twenty six thousand six hundred seventy yards in his career one hundred and seventy one touchdowns eighty eighty three interceptions. That's a better than two to one touchdown the turnover ratio a quarterback rating of eighty nine point eight five which is pretty damn good you now a lotta. People were very critical of andrew luck in his decision. Let me say this as much of a fan i a- as i am of r._g. Three the person person i was never a proponent of g. three going number one in the draft coming out of baylor over andrew luck. I knew he was stud. I went to his his game <hes> against u._s._c. in his senior year at stanford as last year stanford rather and he went up against u._s._c. at the coliseum. I was at that game when he dropped fifty five on him. I was there and i saw this dude in a per person. I knew what a study he was an andrew luck being this dude six four two hundred and forty pounds. That's what he's listed. As first year in indy plays all sixteen games god's them to an eleven five record a wildcard game second year played all sixteen games james gosden to another eleven and five record and a divisional playoff game third year eleven and five record god's them to an a._f._c. championship game that year he led the league throwing forty touchdowns and just sixteen interceptions does do written all over me at franchise written all over him and loved loved loved loved himself playing some football. That's what he was about. Fix from stamp got some kind of architectural degree architectural engineering erin degree whatever the case may be but listen and comes from a relatively affluent family background. Obviously he doesn't need the money the way some of these the players from disenfranchised communities may need. That's not andrew luck steel. That's not his issue living a good life just getting married and marched his longtime girlfriend that he was with for the past decade <hes> obviously he's thinking about all of those things so i'm not here to sit up here and tell you and adopt this mentality andrew alexa quitter. Andrew andrew looks at all of these negative connotations that you want attached to them. I disagree with that. I think when you look at ed you lock the successor to pay in manning thing in indianapolis for him for him to come to indy succeeding peyton manning and to have played though the way that he played from the day he arrived in indy. I can't say enough about if there was going to be a successor to peyton manning. I think he was a pretty damn good one. I really really do and i think i think that when you look at andrew lock. I'm here to tell you something right now. You can blame them. All you want. Let me be very very clear. John and everybody else listening. I'm an out there. Andrew luck is not to blame for this. I'm gonna tell you who the play is. Damn jim irsay the owner for the indianapolis colts. That's who's to blame and i'm gonna tell you why you blame him because he did not do his job. When you got a franchise countable quarterback the likes of andrew luck you go go all out to protect him. You don't protect chuck pagano. You don't pretend ford g._m. Ryan grigson who should never be a g._m. In this in this league again i'm not saying he should be unemployed. I'm not saying he doesn't know football. I'm not saying he doesn't deserve a check from an n._f._l. Team but when you hear the stories that you've heard about ryan grigson as it pertains thanks to his hardheadedness his acerbic attitude his unwillingness to get along with certain people whether it be coach stoute's other people. They want to listen and you see what he has subjected. He's years as the g._m. For indianapolis colts subjecting. I andrew luck two years five years. The mail was sacked one hundred times in a first three times forty one times as a rookie in two thousand twelve thirty two times a second year twenty seven times its third year yes there was improvement but but then one hundred touches one hundred tons only countertops that he was sacked. It ain't count the amount of time that he was head that an accident that everybody sits here right now reading about about kris ballot. What did this man do this five years as a general manager. It was coats. He drafted an offensive lineman digital lock in basra it again before the seventh-round only three times. You've got to be kidding me. This is a franchise uh-huh protect them not nearly as well as you said. If you looked at a six four frame you looked at the two hundred and forty pounds you look you look at those tree trunks but thighs and legs and you're just assumed he would be all right. Would each drop back would each hit this. Man was withering away and grigson didn't do enough to protect him. That's why he's out of a job with the indianapolis colts. That's exactly why and as a result of it. This is where we are. Angela came into the league twenty twelve twenty fifteen. He was missing games. They twenty twenty six t was the last rated kidney twenty seventeen. He had to miss the whole season due to the shelter about a way not once but twice there was a a couple of soldiers surgeries he comes back last year. He wants comeback player of the year with frank reich as coach has his best completing completing percentage do for the second most yards in his career over forty five hundred ninety three do for the second touchdown his career with thirty nine had the greatest quarterback rating of this career ninety eight point seven had the greatest q._b. Off his career. At seventy one point five bolaise gentlemen almost telling stat was that he was sacked one hundred seventy four times in his career which means he was hit at least four hundred. Sometimes you can say whatever you want about andrew luck but the fact that that is that's a lot of punishment to take man. That's a a lot of punishment to take guys. Come in full speed at you and you don't even have an opportunity to brace yourself football. You got no time to brace yourself. You gotta just throw roll your body to the wolves and take those heads. That's what he was doing. Took a good look good licking. It was tough for him to keep on ticking off. Some of these hits a lot to take then now. You come in the training camp. I mean since april got a calf and you got an ankle injury. No o._t._a.'s c._a.'s training camps to kobe br assessment practicing with steve quite some time he's going through this. I can't blame andrew luck for his decision. Everybody wanna sit up there and engage in hyperbole aw takes a lot of courage blah blah blah now listen. I ain't gonna go that far right. Look you. You walk away. You wanna say it takes courage to walk away. All right does show way of saying it now. I respect demands decision. I i respect his right to make that decision and i applaud andrew luck for the star. He was in the national football league because make no mistake about it. He was a star in the indianapolis atlas cultural a shell of themselves without him. We'll see what they do now. They were super bowl contenders with them now that we know he's done. I promise you they aren't now. No disrespect respected jacoby percent. I wish him nothing about the best got a lot of respect for him like what i saw him doing new england like some of the moments that he's had an indie but i got news for you. He's no andrew lock so we'll have to see what he does but i will tell you this. I feel bad for him because i believe him and i believe people when they talked about his love the game of football and it's a damn shame. It's come to at this point for him. It really really is am i. My heart goes out to him and his family 'cause. I know he loves this game and i have nothing negative to say but i got news for you. Which may surprise all. I got nothing negative to say about. I have nothing negative to say about the fans in indiana either. You don't want this particular day. We talk about the fans in every negative connotation we want to you can do all of that. All you want want ladies and gentlemen. I'm here to tell you something right now. I don't have that issue with the fans. I do not have that issue at the fans to me as as much as y'all wanna excoriate them and talk about classlessness and what have you. I got news for you. I think it was totally appropriate. Totally totally totally appropriate. Water fans were booing and allow me to explain laser gentlemen if the fans if andrew luck had retired it in july or jew or the spring. You wouldn't have gotten that reaction. Darry actually wasn't because andrew lucked quick and he's a quitter. That reaction was what the hell you do a man we a week away from start of the season now. I haven't spoken to any indianapolis colts fans but i'm willing poland a bet my money. That's why they were doing. What the hell are you do. We're a week and a half away from the start of the two thousand nine hundred eighty n._f._l. Season season if you will going to retire you couldn't have done it earlier. Rather than building our hopes up knowing that we got a super bowl contender and you're we're going to quit now. What the hell is going on here. That's what they were doing. I wanted to sit up there and i had my research. Look up something because i want to make sure that i put this in. It's proper perspective because i mentioned this on my on my television. Show i take which is on e._s._p._n. Every weekday morning from ten a._m. To noon eastern seven to nine a._m. Pacific jim brown retired hi it at age twenty nine these gentlemen. When did he retire. It was july thirteenth nineteen sixty six barry sanders for the detroit. Lions couldn't stand coach. Bobby ross retired at age thirty one when he do that. Laser gentleman july twenty seven th one thousand nine by the way they were both running backs calvin johnson a wide receiver age thirty twelve hundred fourteen yards nine touchdown passes march eighth two thousand sixteen when he retired july in march. There is no quarterback in n._f._l. History that we know of correct me if i'm wrong john that quit a week and a half before starting the season when you're the q._b. q._b. One it's never happened. It's never happened and if you're an indianapolis indianapolis colts fan. I can understand why that would rub you the wrong way. I can totally understand it. You understand and did you look at it hurt. I get that i understand it. People want to talk about. He did so much much. He did a lot. He wanted super bowl. Now he went in a._f._c. championship game. He won games. He got to the post season and i don't recall them doing that. For free us getting paid to do it. He had a job to do and he did his job but he he lived up to expectations in terms of exceeding them. I believe not would have but he had yet there was unfinished business and it's perfectly within his right to step away from the game completing supporter. I'm not going to insult his decision decision nor am. I gonna sultan for the decision he made. I'm simply making the point that if you are an indianapolis colts fan in that moment eh fence what do they do one of two things they board cheer buddha chair. Some people like my man will say oh. You know what they could be quiet. No that's not what fans do fans aren't quiet they boo or they cheer and this was nothing to cheer about. So what's what's your alternative. It's taboo that's life. Angela does not deserve to be insulted. He does not deserve to be excoriated. He he does not deserve to be raked through the coals but in that moment if you're an indianapolis colts fan your season just went just washed away everything you had hoped for evolving super bowl aspirations and expectations and the thrill and the excitement in the of the anticipation of it all evaporated in a wink of an eye an emotional reaction is going to emanate from that in the moment and it ain't gonna gonna evolve cheers so people are quick to get on the indianapolis colts fans for this. I'm going to come to their defense now. If they acted that way. Today i'd be all all over him if he ever retired july or sooner and they reacted that way. I'd be all over them but in that moment inside that stadium understanding that you will walk in away from the best team you've ever had a joy disposal one and a half weeks a week and a half before oughta damn season begins. I can't knock the fans for reacting that away and i don't think y'all should either when it comes to hiring you. Don't have time to waste. You need help getting to your shortlist of qualified candidates fast. That's why you need indeed dot com post job in minutes set up screener questions then zero in on qualified candidates using intuitive online dashboard and when you need to hire fast i accelerate your results with sponsor jobs. New users can try for free at indeed dot com slash smith. That's indeed dot com. Slash smith terms conditions and quality the standards apply. You're listening to the stephen a smith show podcast. Keep the heads ringing so if you missed any of today's opening segment go check it out on demand with cast brought to you by capital one cabin avenue reimagining banking orphaned accounts fees minimums that can be opened in five minutes capital one. Hey hey what's in your wallet capitol n._a. Member f._d._i._c. also it has been radio's presented by progressive insurance quote by and save on home insurance. We're aggressives. New homequote explorer only progressive dot com it at eight say e._s._p._n. It's in an eight seven to nine three seven seven six by the way ladies and gentlemen don't think for one second. I haven't been nice because let me tell you right now. Don't think for one second i consider consider the end appreciate and respect for andrew luck coming from but let me understand something we all know that we would not accord this level of respect to many others if they acquitted this point in time right. We all know that right. How many cats do you know could get away. We'll receive in the love fest and did you look has received over the national airwaves over the last several hours if they equipped with a a week and have left in the season as a q._b. One how many people you can get away with that. I'm just saying in the interest of fairness okay. They just some running back. You know in tv quarterback. Let's just keep it real nikki nikki lava stephen they would say hey steven argue about andrew luck man. <hes> i feel like a lot of people are being a little too hard. I personally feel like i get where you're coming from and away like we wouldn't give a pass a lotta people but also feel like with people trying to tell him how are we should do is how you do career and what he what he's going through like. A lot of people don't realize going through all those injuries how depress you could be in mental health there. You hope you well i do. Actually i do how i've been. I've been through it injury. I tore macy on my right meniscus. When i was in high school. <hes> my mom is also pass away and my grandpa depressed in my family. I appreciate you sir. I love watching your show show and gives me a lot of happiness. Honestly that's why like calling <hes> but i just feel like that's pretty similar to what angela for like he's been so upset. He's been hurt physically if he goes back out there. He's probably thinking about a lot of that stuff but listen to this. I understand that and i don't disagree with you. But what about about what what do you think about the notion that damn a week and a half before the season began as opposed to last month. You've been hurt for months and i have before in a week and a happy before the season is when you dropped his news on the team yup definitely not fair to the team but with all the team backing up like that right. You would think it seems that they're actually actually like understanding where he's coming from. Which is why. I feel like the media and everything but you're black. You understand well. Let me back with this. Let me come back at us really really think one of his teammates will call them out like that. Do you really think about what they really feel if they if they if they felt differently do you really really think that would happen honestly probably not but but if why would you throw him under the bus like that when he's been like like he has for indianapolis and the team for whatever since twenty twelve i mean you wouldn't throw him under the bus like i just wanted to happen. Okay so my point my point basically is. It's just let the man do what what he wants to do and live the way watch live without saying all he. You know we're not shoes. That's my point. Why nobody's gonna listen to that. I appreciate your thoughts. Appreciate your comments but you join the dampers and listened to that people say what the hell they want to say. They don't feel what the hell they wanna feel. That's just how it rolls period. Appreciate the call. Oh thanks a lot eight say e._s._p._n. Inundate seven to nine three seven episode six man champ from detroit. I knew he'd call you live right here stephen. There was a big boy. We're sorry bro how you doing. I'm gonna i. I'm you know what i'm sick and tired society they so soft today and everybody oh he retired he he is his wishes. He was best for his family. Listen seven seven years in the n._f._l. You play six seasons if the medical doctors say you are able to play football you quit and the biggest story today that no one's talking about is the indianapolis colts has elected to let him keep twenty four million dollars for six seasons they organization but in the same time you've got folks the median night in and night out desk complaining about guys like lady. I'm bill hold ezekiel there. I think every player in the n._f._l. Who feel they don't have a better deal. The ocean hold out to date. They should set a standard if you can get twenty four million dollars donna football since we get paid jay. I gotta tell you you know you and i've been boys for years and we've disagreed on several occasions. I think that's the greatest raiders point you ever made. I i can't deny i mean i gotta. I gotta tell you something about the way but for my audience out there listen the what my man champ from detroit just say he said they make and they made all of this noise about levy on bell holding out they made they're making all of this noise about ezekiel elliott holding out but a god. It quits gets the key twenty four men out josh. I mean jonah help me out. I that's a damn good point. Champions may lady. I don't know if we can a dispute that because it's perfectly well listen. I'm not gonna go that far because you're paying. You're paying etc but what i'm saying is if if if jimmer say aac if somebody here depends how about this one champ if somebody else had decided to call it quits on jim would he give them twenty four hours no the biggest problem i have about this and i'm gonna say berry. Santa's is arguably the greatest running back of all time and the and the greatest player that ever lace the boots are for the detroit lions. They made him pay money back calvin johnson this argument pound for pound the greatest wire receiver that ever play football they they made him pay money back. I mean it went so far with the atlanta falcons with my big. I think he had to pay eleven million dollars back. You mean to tell me a quarterback who's never play in a super bowl. Never never want us to vote. Underachieve stanford just like jim harbaugh at michigan and you mean to tell me he can walk away with twenty four million dollars and he still walk it but at the same time sang guys in the media is gonna kill ezekiel elliott lady on building all these other players on the beatdown cam newton has taken over here and play in the super bowl and guess what if he walked away right now they will won't all this money back it russell wilson says you know what i want to be a father to my children my wife i quit. You'd think the seattle seahawks. We'll let them keep eighty million dollars hail. It's ridiculous and i'm sick and pat folks trying to change the narrative and don't wanna keep it. One hundred bottom line is he. He played seven years in the league. He played on sixties. He kept twenty four million dollars and the way i look at it. He quit. He should return money back but i will say this you. I'm not gonna question the skill set. I'm not gonna question what nominal i'm not gonna quit on edge brings to the table as a talent and i don't think he's gonna let me let me. I don't think he's cheated. The indianapolis colts fares would his performance on the field however the points that you just made about that twenty four million dollars and how it would not have been done for other players. I gotta admit wow. I gotta admit i. I have no comeback for that. Pat barry sanders had to give back his money. Calvin johnson had to give back money. Michael vick had to bring right now. Michael vick's different situation because michael ovation did equate. We can't put him into that conversation the whole dogfighting scandal. He ended up in those protests. We can't throw him in the same have conversation but barry sanders and calvin johnson we most certainly can the national football league as a whole are hypocrites and these players who don't have the cachet like the n._b._a. Players they sit in front of them microphones and do the dog and pony show he did was best for his family but in the back of their massa i say damn he just collected twenty million dollars and can still play football but here it is a sequel elliott is getting crucified through the media from dallas all the way to africa and you're telling me the best running back in football. They need to pay that man to gay. He should not play another down for the dallas cowboys. Amari cooper show hold out that prescott her hold hold up. It's just set a precedent to the national football on if you could pay a guy twenty four million dollars right to sit at home. You better pay the guy that wanted to play that can play the money right away. Let me tell you something right now. Here's where you and i do disagree though i have no problem with ezekiel elliott making getting his money because he deserves it because he's a star running back in the national football league. He probably the best there is right now. I don't have any problem of however him having the sweat shirt because the fact that the matters when you suspended for six games when you get called up to the commissioner's in his office on two or three occasions because you don't know how to act and you besmirch the franchise the way that he has by finding himself in those particular situations in the midst of dak prescott never ever missing the game being the quintessential leader that you're supposed to be who by the way is in the midst of contract negotiations with the cowboys himself. I have no problem problem. I don't have any problem with ezekiel getting his money but also have no problem with him having to wait for at least a few weeks. It doesn't bother me with this one. I'm elite league this one. The day arce said i'm gonna give you twenty four million dollars to sit at home. It don't matter what none of these players do anymore. You gotta pay the guy that's willing the play if you can sit at home with twenty four million dollars in the bank and this is a league that does not give guaranteed contracts. That's a slap in the play face face to every n._f._l. Player that ever played as plan right now in future play in the n._f._l. The deal you need to get. I mean somebody needs to say so. This is ridiculous preset. Your champion can't can't can't cannot disagree with a word you said man chair for detroit appreciation bro. Thanks so much it at eight say e._s._p._n. Eight hundred seventy not we seven seven six yard augment dammit. He was right on point. I got a minute was gonna say i just can't do it. Andrew luck leaves no disrespect but he did quit and he gets to walk away with twenty four hours ezekiel elliott holding out people got a problem with them. Love your bell. People got a problem with it. He can't play elects not to quits. It's an earthy says. Keep the twenty four hours and oh by the way when i say i've done that for anybody else. That's one problem you could have with. I'm gonna tell you another. I'm gonna tell you why he is more to blame for. Andrew luck's retirement than anybody else. I'll explain exactly what i'm talking about. In the minute you listen listen live stephen a radio e._s._p._n. News by the way do you african harper like the conway stashed every case pops up. You know what i mean. It keeps them in your bag of your desk or your car or your nightstand. You have those jockey tablets ready for whenever and wherever heartburn strikes listen up. There's an easy way to deal with your heartburn. That's problematic o._t._c. Just one day will ask the full twenty four hours. I was with zero heartburn so kick your ass at habit. It's possible politic. O._t._c. uses director for fourteen days to treat frequent harbor not for immediate relief. 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Go ahead buddy all right. <hes> given andrew luck's early retirement <hes> you know in the brutal nature of the sport football players becoming more financially secure than ever however you think it's going to become a common trend for players to retire earlier and shook. They retire early. Why didn't we already see that trend with numerous players that walked away from the game in the off off-season because of concerns and things of that nature. We've had a few cars. Quit does not on the same level in general andrew lucked understand understand that i understand that but i'm just saying we've already seen that trend sort of developing a percolating so i think it's possible sure but i don't think it's a foregone conclusion. You've got to remember a lot of times. These guys play the game because they love it and they know the violence that comes along with it but that game the roar of the crowd a super bowl championship along with with the money that thinks that incredibly appealing to a lot of these guys and it has a lot to do with it okay but do you think they should retire earlier. They're not in the game and they're financially secure like i think it's all i think it's all an individual decision. It's all about what you want. What your passion is and what price you're willing to play you. Remember i love boxing. I love the u._f._c. I enjoyed a u._f._c. more and more every day but guess what some of those guys are going to incur damage and it they make that personal choice. If you have the sports these there are certain sports of the gladiator the sports it's existed since the beginning of time. This is what we have to deal with and people make choices in their dolts in this their own individual decisions. That's just my my take on it. Our number the two of next we'll continue talking about getting some zeke elliot and the dallas cowboys and then somehow a._f._c. is looking not an agile lock won't be a part of the indianapolis colts all that in a more coming up. Don't touch that dial. You're listening to steven. He has radio e._s._p._n. News hour number two up next.
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"Now the lace welcome to first glass fatherhood welcome everybody in Episode Three Hundred Twenty Four. The podcast I am happy as always to be here with you. Thank you for stopping by. If this is your first time listening to podcast. Please get over there and back not subscribe button. You do not want to miss all the action. That's coming you away right here on. I last fatherhood. Right adds an awesome. Guess for you guys today. Andrew East played in the NFL before becoming a youtube star. Andrew and his wife Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson have more than one million subscribers on their youtube channel which is titled The East Family Andrew and showing welcome their first child back in October which is about five months ago and they had been blogging about their journey as new parents and it is so awesome to see it's so encouraging to see a young couple celebrating family life. Enjoy such a huge audience because of it They are also extremely popular on instagram. Or even the account they have set up dedicated to their dog has over a hundred thousand followers. Andrew is a great ambassador for fatherhood. He can be a real inspiration to a lot of you about to beat DADS. Who are out there listening so I would definitely encourage you to follow him on Instagram or anybody that you know that's about to be a dad. The follow Andrew East End Shawn Johnson. Andrew will be here with me and just a few minutes so please stick around for the interview. My interview with Andrew East was recorded on video and it is available for you guys on my youtube channel so if you like to watch the conversation between Andrew East and myself please hit me with a subscribe. First-class fatherhood on Youtube and watching. Andrew Insurance Navigate through the changes of parenthood reminds me so much of when my wife and I I became parents. You really learn so much about yourself and about each other as you go through all these different stages even from that very first call ride home from the hospital to the first night that you spend at home as a new family and I have to be honest although it seems like uncertain times for our country and the world right now due to the whole cove in nineteen epidemic DEMOC. In truly enjoying the time. That I'm spending my wife and my four children and I pray that this is a time where families he come closer together. Gather around the dinner table. And we tighten up our family units in this country and I think as a result of that. We're going to see some great improvements in our society as a whole and if you're looking for some good content to listen to other than the doom and gloom of the corona virus. I will be hitting you guys with five episodes this week because there has been a noticeable spike in my download since this whole quarantine began I have been receiving some tremendous feedback. So I'm GonNa be hitting you guys with a full court. Press tomorrow. Sergei urban who has about a million Youtube SCHREIBER'S WITH HIS DAD lab channel will be here. He does some awesome science experiments with his kids. You gotTA check them out Wednesday the first pick of the nineteen ninety-three. Nfl draft drew. Bledsoe will be joining me here. He is now a big name in the world of wine. He owns his own winery. That Double Back Winery. Thursday television and radio host Kevin Manno who currently hosts Valentine in the morning syndicated radio program out of one or four point three in Los Angeles. He's going to be here with me and Friday. I'm going to smack you guys with a fresh frogman Friday edition of I last fatherhood coming at you with former navy seal Joost Janssen. 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Yeah very cool and did you guys ever considered doing like gender Gender reveal to find out what you have during pregnancy? What you guys always want to wait to find out. That was one of the bigger arguments. Why my wife and I had she was dying to find out the gender before Before drew was born and I wanted to kind of just it as a surprise. I was talking to a couple of my teammates. When I was on the Redskins. Only find out we were pregnant and they were saying how special the moment it was for them when they've been fine out the gender until the moment the child was born Just like it's kind of your first involvement. I feel like as a dad where you can really like dive in the excited because obviously we're not the ones carrying the baby for nine months so I'm glad we did like we did. Yeah I I. I've experienced it both ways. We've done it where we did like sort of like a gender reveal where we found out what we're having and then we wait until the end. It was one of them so I I mean I think no matter which way I. It's a blessing no matter which way you look at it but are you guys working on number two yet are not yet you know what my wife said just last night that she thinks she's ready to go for number two so we'll keep you updated with that. That's the fun part. All right answer if you could please. You think I'm GONNA here to hit my listeners with a little bit about your background with what you do. Yeah so my name's Andrew East a Lotta people know me because I'm married to who I think is the most amazing woman in the entire world famous Shawn Johnson. She was an Olympic gold medalists But I went to Vanderbilt University and played football there which is how She and I met essentially and then I went on to Play NFL bounce around a couple of different teams for five years and ended with the Redskins and now we have a bunch of digital media shows that we put on we have a Youtube Channel That kinda chronicles. Are you know the whole pregnancy process that we went through? And what it's like raising our first child who do some blogs and then some trending videos as well and we also have a podcast called a couple of things that has been a blast to do together very cool now. What does the experience like? You would've been like your four months into this How has becoming a dad come? Change Your Perspective on life here. It's amazing It's cool when I feel like when I was first married to Sean. You kind of realize another level of love where it's like. Okay you know you really. You really realize that you need to be selfless. And there's something like amazingly fulfilling about not just focusing on yourself but like considering someone else your wife And having a child I feel like is the next step in that. Just because there's so many there's so many instances where You're challenged by. Oh my gosh it's two. Am and she's crying again. And I can't my wife just just take care of it this time but It's been a really fun role for me to step into just trying to do as much as I can to help my wife out because we're both stressed were both tired and we're both trying to figure it out so it's amazing project that my wife and I get to work on and we're having a blast so far yeah well said and I know unfortunately guys suffered a miscarriage my wife and I. We've been through several of those. I know how devastating they are. You guys we're very transparent about it. You put out a video about it. What sort of reaction you've got to coming out with that video. And how much did that affect your pregnancy withdrew? Yeah well hey that happened to you as well but it is amazing. How common it is. I think one third of pregnancies in a miscarriage and So like I said. We blogging so We kind of created this video because it was supposed to be A video about my wife telling me that she pregnant but ended up that the morning after she let me know that she was pregnant. we went to the doctor because she wasn't feeling well and and it ended up being a miscarriage. And so you know it was a such a tough thing to to be there with Sean. Who had known she was pregnant for like a week or two. And like you kind of finding out you're pregnant for the first time is such a rollercoaster of itself where you know you're kind of scared at first and like oh my gosh onto the unprepared and then you go from kind of like the almost denial version of it to you. Start getting excited. And he started dreaming about a law. What what should we name the child and start looking at baby clothes? And it's like fun and so she was at that point and then to find out so quickly that it was a mess. Miscarriage Was was really difficult for and I think a lot of times. The the woman feels like it's it's her fault that there. There might have been a miscarriage. Like oh maybe I shouldn't have eaten that or maybe exercise like you know. There's so many things that there are so many papers that. Say if you do this then it's not gonNA end well and and I think there's a lot of fear instilled in in women but it's not. It's not the women's fault that August. Sometimes it doesn't work out and that's okay and so Going into the second pregnancy. When we found out it was It was special because it was in some ways. You know like a full circle experience of like okay. Well like while this. This is great that we experienced as a again But I think we were hesitant to like fully dive into that excited The excitement phase. Just because we you don't you don't know how it's GonNa end but I think I think from the moment you find out you're going to be pregnant till the end of your life. That's kind of a good from what I'm aware of so far it's kind of a good representation of like. Hey you know how things are going to go but All you can I can do is pray for the best in And put your best foot forward and so that's kind of the attitude we've tried to have. Yeah good stuff. Yeah definitely makes you put things in better perspective. I know just like what you get out of that. First Trimester you start to have a little bit of breath of fresh air and then you you don't really you know we high risk pregnancy which my wife was for all four. So it's it's definitely a blessing when you actually go full-term and had the baby such a miracle that it even happens. But especially when he gives you appreciation for it What was that first car ride home from the hospital for you bringing the baby home because I know as a dad first time? That's a little nerve wracking. What was that like the you? Oh my gosh is it was terrifying. I'd never I'd never noticed. How many reckless drivers out there on the road but We had this realization that like how much fun is this that shot my wife and our were ecstatic. Hey drew's first car ride. We're so excited about that. And then we realized. How much fun is this going to be that now? Everything we experience with her is going to be her first. And it's like you get experience things in such a different fund way because now you have this little human who's never who's never Been through any of it. So you Kinda get to help them. Navigate it and shape their perspective to some degree in Yeah it was a blast. Well right now. Obviously the whole country whole world here dealing with this Mobile pandemic with this corona virus. How have you guys been Kinda handling it over there? Where you hunker down. How you guys treating it. Yeah we definitely adhered to the quarantine As much as we as as we can I see like maybe our emotional journey with the whole thing mirrors what a lot of people went through whereas like It's not a big deal and all of a sudden it's a big deal and then you experiences fear and and the uncertainty is kind of overwhelming But to certain extent dislike just like finding out. You're pregnant it's like. Hey you know you're not gonNA end but all we can do is control. We can control which is protecting our daughter first and then making sure that Making sure that were were not interacting with too many people and It's been wild man. I never certainly lived through anything like this. Never thought I would. But we're doing it. Yeah yeah none of us that yeah. I like many parents across the world. You're at home school teacher to my resume here so I got all that quite an experience. And you know what obviously the Olympics? They've been pushed back here. Now until two thousand twenty one which is just a bizarre even here that Obviously you know your wife would crush the Olympics in Beijing back in. Oh wait did you Were you watching? That live without. It all went down. You guys were together at that point or not just yet. I missed her whole gymnastics career It's it's a good thing a bad thing. Maybe I don't know how would have affected us if we were. She was sixteen when she was in Olympic. So we didn't need she was I don't know twenty two maybe But yeah it's absolutely wild. I mean we're supposed to be sitting here watching March madness right now and that obviously I cancelled so I'm interested to see how it pans out but I I think it's probably the right. Call the circumstances. Now you guys. Obviously you're very popular on Social Media Instagram. And even your daughter's page of your dogs page one hundred thousand followers. They're Graham so you got a really huge following on you know some some people especially celebrities. 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Thoughtfully and Really discerningly Not Saying we've done it perfectly by any means but We had a lot of conversations with do. Do we want people to see drew's face and we want her to know who she Do want the world to know you know who? She isn't what she looks. Like and I think you know. No one's really lived in this age of social media before the past ten years and so we're trying to figure it out ourselves as we go along but we are. We have a lot of conversations probably at least two week of like. Hey is this the right thing to do like do we need to share? This is just too much but I think that certain extent As soon as put out that that miscarriage video we realized. Gosh there's overwhelming response of like thank you for sharing this like this is This is something I've been through and I've never really like known how to cope with it and so seeing how you went through. It was really helpful to me and that was like tens of thousands of responses like that Which was amazing. And we realized that you know my wife has had this loyal following of as a professional gymnasts since she started when she was twelve years old and I think there's so many people invested in her and she has so much respect from from so many people that Are Stances you know. Hey will to the best of our ability. Show the things that we've been going through whether it's like celebrating the second pregnancy or sharing the struggle with that first pregnancy And share the good things in the bad things but an everything. Try to have like this This kind of undertone of help and so you know. At the end of the day we were we. We are very conscious on on how we shape our content But yeah we're figuring out once a bit of time. Yeah and I absolutely love what you do with these great to put the spotlight on fatherhood. Motherhood on parenting and family. Just we need right now. Our country we we got a fatherless crisis going on our way to any kids are growing up without a dad in their home in their life and is having devastating effects on our society. So I think anything that we can do here to kind of spotlight and show. Hey look you know our societies Kinda gone backwards in a way where it's like years ago. People had bigger families in smaller places to live in out today. People have bigger places to live and smaller families that somewhere along the line. We've got those priorities. Skewed so I love the fact that spotlights family and celebrates it so What is what does your bed. Time routine look like now. Are you a Lullaby guy here you a storyteller of that time is the best? That's my favorite time of the day we give we give her a little bath and she loves bat time And then my wife will usually feed drew while I while I read a story. We we just finished the Jesus storybook Bible And then we've been reading Dr Seuss as well I've been seeing a lot more because she responds. Drew Response to it as a four month old and so I feel like I'm seeing nonstop but I'm starting to to Kinda learn the lyrics of the Disney songs which I'm sure we'll stick around for the next twenty years or so until she's out of the House but Yeah Bedtime is the best man yet. Definitely one of the things I miss as they get older I definitely miss that being able to talk to me and sing the song at night and read the list. Very very awesome bonding moment. What what are what are some of the top values that you're hoping to instill in your daughter. Gosh love that question I feel like what my dad did for me was like. He sacrificed everything he could to like. Allow me to believe that I could do anything so like whatever. The crazy thing was that I was into at the time when I was playing trumpet or cycling or football. He would drive me across the country if I wanted to go to an event and Looking back on it and knowing the work that he does I I have a hard time. Fathoming how much. He sacrificed To to make that happen until like allow me to follow my passions I definitely want. I'm excited to be a girl that I I really wanted to have a girl And I just feel like it's such a awesome unique time to be raising a woman and I want her to like know that she's a boss and she can accomplish anything. I want her to be respectful. Why she while she does it and I want her to be extremely considerate whilst he does it. But I want her to know that You know she is. She is wildly capable of achieving. Whatever she wants to you know well said Yeah. We had our three boys. I and we got our girl. I love being a girl dad myself now. She's my baby forty five years old now but she over here. What has the support system bid from your family You know on both sides. You guys have the support. It takes a village to raise a child and and everybody has their own sort of philosophy. On how things should be done so What type of response have you gotten from the families? And do you have the help that you need over there? Yeah it's it's awesome Shawn's parents actually moved down from Iowa to be. Now they're fifteen minutes away and her mom comes over every day to help watch drew and she loves that. Sean loves that. It's it's been really good for us. My parents live four hours away and they've come down probably once a month but got I. I've been so Humbled by the fact that my wife and I have quite literally all of the the tools that we have that we could ever ask for to successfully raise a child and like you know we have the we have the time the flexibility we have the in laws that support system in all these different things and I look at it and I think about the single moms or single parents who are working three jobs and like it blows my mind so it's hard for us. It's still hard for us and we have all of these different things. I have so much empathy. And we're in my wife nine brainstorming ways that we can help support people That that could really use it dislike whether it's just one hour of like being away so that they can focus on like you know if they wanna read a book like these parents that are so so all land on on the tax that needs to be done you raise a kid so I'm super thankful for the support system that we have and Acting like we're very blessed. Yeah right on with that. Well you guys have had a a law success here with all the online presence. What kind of a where you see this thing going kind of goals or plans you have your future yeah So part of the discussion. The Shaun I've had and the reason we started our podcast actually is because we don't want drew to be the only we don't want our daughter to be the only You know a subject of content So we've created this couple's podcast Kinda like talk about. Sean is marriage Everybody loves babies and like if if we just made videos about drew. I'm sure they would like you know a lot of people would want to watch him. And it's tempting to kind of walk down that path but again we've tried to be the awful and like hey let's focus the content on like how the parenting aspect of this has affected us not like force her into into our work essentially so. I think what's next is you know we're GONNA TRY TO FIGURE IT OUT. And we'll probably documented along the way but we have A lot of fun projects. I really admire what you're doing with this show. It's kind of the same mission that that my wife and I have and just trying to instill like positive thin family values that I feel like like you said our. Our society is moving away from so We're on the same path. They're very cool Last thing I want you here Andrew. I love to ask all the DADS I get on the podcast. I know you're you're fairly new into the game. You're curious to hear your response. What type of device half new dad or for that about to be father? Who's out there? Listening Gosh Well first thing that comes to mind is This is so cliche like drew changes literally every day. The kids changed so fast. Especially you know these imagine. It doesn't really change much but like I've really been challenged with the fact of. Oh like I wanna I wanNA still work really hard and you know and grow my career but never ever do that at the expense of Spending time with your child because looking back on baby photos my wife and I were doing this last night. She our daughter's grown so much. And you'll never get that back so just realize that that's the number one priority and And work to keep it that way it very well said. Look the message you're doing. It's been an honor for me to have you on the podcast here. Andrew. I father all the way. Thank you so much you give me a few minutes time. I last fatherhood. Thanks for having me back to wrap things up here up first place. Fatherhood I gotTa give a special thank you once again to Andrew East. Forgive me a few minutes of his time here. That was so cool. Who sent me up on twitter guys would drop me on. Instagram. Let me know what you thought about. Today's episode of always loved to read you feedback. Lock it in a lot more action coming your way this week tomorrow on the PODCAST. Sergei urban the founder of the DAD lab. You gotTA check him out on Youtube. Does these awesome science experiments with his kids. They're very simple with things you could find around the house. Don't miss out on that one tomorrow. Wednesday former first round pick of the NFL draft in Nineteen ninety-three drew. Bledsoe will be here. Thursday we have radio and TV host Kevin Manno and Friday fresh frogman Friday edition with joost. Janssen joining me here on the podcast. Right hope you guys stay safe and stay healthy out there. That's got you guys today. I'm Alex lease. Thank you for listening to first place fatherhood and please remember guys. We are not babysitters we're fathers and we're not just fathers. We are first-class fathers off ended.
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