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A highlight from Executive Director of The Bush Tennis Center Tim Stallard Talks Bringing The Pros The Texas
"Welcome to the official tennis .com podcast featuring professional coach and community leader Kamau Murray. Welcome to the tennis .com podcast. I'm your host Kamau Murray, and we are here with all things tennis. Mr. Tim Stoller, Tim is the general manager and director of the Bush tennis center down in San Antonio, Texas. And they are hosting a really cool tennis event this weekend. It is the, Tim, go ahead, give us the name. Yes, the San Antonio International Team Tennis Championships, and it's at Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio. However, the Bush tennis center is way out in West Texas, about 300 miles away in Midland, Texas. So that's kind of an interesting dynamic of this event. Yeah, we want to hear a lot about that because I'll be honest with you. You know, I built 27 tennis courts in the city and the Bush tennis center has the exact same mission as I do, and I'd never heard of it. So we want to dig into that. But first, let's dig into your background. You have put on more than 50, you know, ATP, USDA, Pro Circuit events, assistant coach at University of Texas, spent time on the court with Andy Roddick. Tell me about your pedigree, where you come from, how you got in the game, and how you were able to travel through so many different levers of the sport. Well, I actually, it started in Rockford, Illinois, way up north, and started playing tennis and just, it was one of those things after my parents got divorced a couple of times. I love baseball, but trying out for baseball teams was more problematic than just entering tennis tournaments. So I kind of fell into tennis through that and loved the sport. And you know, like you said, went on to coach at University of Texas and started, you know, just had some great players. And that's really how I got into starting to run events is I was trying to get wildcards and help out players that I was coaching. And way back in the day, I had two really great players in Texas. One was Julie Scott, who is an All -American at Stanford. And, you know, I couldn't get wildcards. And the other one was Elizabeth Schmidt, who played at UCLA and went on, now she's a head coach at Rice. And very deserving kids. And the USDA said, you know, if you start running tournaments, you get the wildcards. So at one point, I had 13 challengers across the U .S. And some of those challengers, like Champaign -Urbana, are still moving along. So it was an interesting process. So we've held calendars the last two years. And it is a tough business model. To have 13 of them, you know, they struggle to make money. They break even at best. To have 13 of them, you must have had a model that worked because no one would ask for it 13 times if you don't. So tell us about your experience with challengers because we see challengers in the U .S., you know, come on and off the calendar, right? And it hurts our U .S. players from, like you said, creating that vertical for where they're in, you know, the collegiate pathway, they want to try to hand it to Pro Tour, they can't get a wildcard, not enough events to spread the wildcards out. How did you make the challenger model work? Yeah, you know, I was able to get national sponsors. I mean, it covered everything. So I had great sponsors, AOL, Porsche Cars North America, Bear Stearns, HealthSouth. So I just went out. I had a great mentor, a big advertising company, GSD &M. The founders of that really kind of showed me how to put media value behind packages. And I found a kind of a good formula. So you know, I would have literally just, you know, Porsche would say, we need these markets and I would jump on a plane and go to Miami and find facilities. But it was a nice problem because I had all the financials together. You look at the challenger that was in Dallas for years, that was over 20 years that they had it at TbarM. So lots of great challenges throughout the years. Now when you would sell those packages, would the sponsor take all 13? Or like the major sponsors take all 13, then you add on locals? Or was it, you know, and the people would pick off whichever ones they wanted in the markets? Yeah, for the most part, you know, we'd have our major sponsors would take all the markets and then we'd sell kind of patron, local, because you always want the local community involved. So we'd have local patron packages. And we really did our best to make it a fun event, you know, pro -ams and music and access to the players. And, you know, for me, a big part of it was telling the story of the challengers. I mean, I love challengers because you have the veterans that are hanging on that come to get the points. You got the top juniors in the world and they clash at the challenger level. And you know, I'll never forget, I was in a drive -through at McDonals in Austin, Texas, and I got a call from Andre Agassi's brother asking for a wild card into Burbank. And at that time, I'd already, I'd committed, I had a player, Brandon Coop and Robert Abendroth, I committed my two wild cards, so I couldn't give him a wild card, but I was hoping the USTA would. And you know the story, I mean, he got a wild card, he played against Sarga Sargisian in the finals. They called it the Battle of Armenia. And it was a great tournament and it was great to see him come back a year later. He was already back to number four in the world. So it was really just an inspiration to see Andre. Yeah, so, you know, I think that one of the things we us to underestimate is like really the job of these challengers, right, especially in the US soil, is to help promote the next generation of player, right? So I always like to hear a famous story. So our challengers, our wild cards went to Ben Shelton last summer. That's awesome, man. I always hit the semis, obviously got to perform, got a wild card into, got to upgrade a wild card, got originally got a wild card in the Qualities of Cincy because he was in Chicago so long, upgraded to the main draw. And this year, Alex Mickelson wins our event, goes on and plays Newport, right, gets the final to Newport, loses to Manarino, I think. So tell me about another famous wild card story where you see, you gave a wild card to someone that has some potential. And then other than the story you told us where you're like, you know, we had a hand in that person's career. Well, a couple of them, one in Rockford, Illinois, back to Rockford, Illinois, I had a challenger there in February following the Midland, Michigan challenger that's still going. And I got a call from one of my idols, Nick Boletary, and said, I've got this girl, she's number one in the world. And she's not going to make the cut for the challenger. And we think she has a lot of potential. It was Anna Kournikova. So I gave her a wild card and she won it. And you know, I believe, you know, five months later, she was in the quarterfinals of Wimbledon. And what's cool about Anna is Anna came back and we've done a lot of charity events. And following, we did an event in Beaumont with Pete Sampras. And she flew after that over to Horseshoe Bay to do a free clinic with my wife and kids. And it was the first kids courts, it was the Andy Roddick kids courts out at Horseshoe Bay. But she flew over, you know, did it absolutely for free to give back to the kids. And she's amazing. But it's really funny that, you know, that started when she was 13 years old in frigid Rockford, Illinois, in February. So you mentioned your wife and kids, do your daughters play at all? They did. They're older now. They're once graduated from A &M. She's an architect and my other daughter is about to start her master's in communications at A &M. Now, did you tie your hand at coaching them? You know, obviously, I'm trying to coach my kids. And I'm trying not to let what happens on the tennis court blend into the car ride home or blend into the dinner table. But sometimes that's really hard. Did you try your hand at coaching them? And how did that go? Yeah, I did. My wife was really their primary coach. And my wife was a great player, all American at Texas, coached at Texas. She's number one in the Southerns, finalist at the Easter Bowl, just a great player. And we are very different coaching styles. My wife is very, you know, very, very fired up with the girls. I was a lot more laid back. And you know, when I go to their matches, I'd have the newspaper, my Starbucks, and they go, Dad, you're not even watching my match. Of course, I'm watching every point. But when they look at me, I've got my newspaper up and my coffee is kind of downplaying it. But they were great, you know, we're really proud of our daughters. And we officially became grandparents about a little over a year ago. But, you know, tennis was just a great experience for their life. And it, you know, for me, it changed my life. You know, growing up in Rockford, Illinois, my dad was an automaker, tool and die maker, neither one of my parents even know how to keep score in tennis. And like I said, after a couple of divorces, I had a wonderful coach, Pat Wicks, that gave me a lot of free lessons and I just worked my butt off and it opened doors. And, you know, that's what we're really inspired to do with the Bush AIDS Outreach Program is create that opportunity. And I mean, we have 100%, any kid that comes, we provide full scholarships, partial scholarships, we turn down no one. That's our mission. So we're real proud of that and we've helped a lot of kids and we're expanding that throughout the state of Texas and then happy to really help, you know, great foundations like the Ryan Brothers Foundation, John Isner. My wife and I, we went out and helped Sloan. Sloan had over 300 kids bust in from Compton at USC. My wife and I went out and helped with clinics out there to help Sloan, but she does amazing work year -round. So there's a lot of great stories and a lot of great things that, you know, people see these great players on the court, but I'm really inspired for a lot of things they're doing off the court. So tell me about the Bush Tennis Center. I would say I didn't even know it existed. I didn't know that the Bushes were big tennis people. I knew the Koch Brothers were big tennis people down there in Texas, but didn't know the Bush Tennis Center existed. So tell me about how the Bush Tennis Center came along and how you ended up taking the job. Oh, it's, in 2015, I had John Isner, Sam Querrey, and the Bryans, and we did a four -day run where we did Atlanta, Nashville, Midland, and then Camarillo, California to do something for the Bryan Brothers for their foundation. So those four guys, 2015, went through just to do a one -day event and just started talking to the people that founded the Bush Tennis Center and they were having some challenges with the business model, asked me to, hired me as a consultant initially. And I just said, you know, here's all the things that need to be done. And they're like, well, we want to hire you. I'm like, well, I don't live here. I live in Austin. My wife's director of tennis at Horseshoe Bay Resort. My company's in Austin. They're like, well, we don't care if you live here, just come and check into the Double Tree Hilton downtown Midland and come and figure this thing out. And you know, it was really neat because at that point I was working, I was trying to build a similar facility next to Dell Diamond with Reed and Reece Ryan, Nolan Ryan's kids. They owned the Minor League Ballpark there and we were kind of going down that road to maybe buy the ATP event in Memphis, build a facility like this. And you know, we're going down that road, but there was a lot of politics and just dealing with governments and stuff. I go out to West Texas and they're like, you know, here's the keys to the place. How much money do you need? Let's get it going. I mean, it's just an amazing opportunity. And we're on 35 acres. We've already on the far west side, we just opened a $4 million park designed for special needs children. So we've got zip lines. Everything is set up where kids can play just despite, you know, physical challenges. They can play side by side with all kids. We have a $4 million park. We just broke ground on a new 90 ,000 square foot athletic center, which will have five indoor basketball courts, 15 volleyball courts, a 75 yard turf indoor field. And then Lance Hooton, who I actually met through Andy Roddick, who's traveled with Andy. It's going to be a sports performance training center. And Lance Hooton's coming in and using his expertise to develop that as well. So, you know, it's a big campus and it's all set up as a nonprofit. It's a legacy for the Bush presidents. And you know, I feel like to some degree I get to be Santa Claus because I get to really help a lot of kids. And that's super important to me. And we've got a staff that is just amazing, that just cares so much about helping kids and really developing a great event, a great product. Now you're also building indoor tennis courts. And what people don't know is like in these southern markets, right, places where you just say California, Texas, Atlanta, Florida, even, he's like, why do you need indoor courts in those markets? Sometimes it is so hot, right, that you just need the, you need the roof for the shade, right? Or sometimes like in Florida, it'll rain all day, right? And you need the roof for the rain. So tell us why you would need indoor courts in West Texas. Well, a lot of times it's just too windy. I mean, we're just out in the middle of nowhere. It's flat as can be. And, you know, as they say, there's not a lot out there, but there's a lot under there. I mean, we're on the biggest reserve of oil on planet Earth, the Permian Basin and the Delaware Basin, you know, come right out of right out of Midland, West Texas. And but it's flat, high winds. So we lose a lot of days where, you know, the wind gets up above 25 miles an hour. It's not playable. Dust is blowing. And then, you know, we have one hundred and one hundred and ten hundred and fifteen degree days in the summer, and then it drops to twenty five degrees. That's just all over the map. So indoor courts will definitely help us. We're looking at doing eight indoor hard and four indoor clay, and there's no way to do outdoor clay. It would just blow away. So it would be so dry and you'd be you know, every year we bring in twelve tons of clay to sort of re -top off our red hard shoe courts. I mean, I would only imagine how much money you spend on. Oh, yeah. It wouldn't last.
Fresh update on "athletic" discussed on Red Eye Radio
"I have never, ever really spent more than five thinking seconds about my age. You know, thank God I've been I've been really, really, really healthy. And you know what I have, which is, know, you metabolic syndrome, which is type two diabetes and all that. I can control that completely. I can I still have the ability. It's not like I have cancer that you can't control. Right. Type two diabetes. I can control it. I have to leave. Need a disciplined life, but I can control it. So even when I got that seven and a half years ago, it was like, OK, what do I do? Oh, I can control it. And the doctor said, well, you yeah, make the decision whether you die or not. OK, cool. I can I can do that. And so I still didn't feel because that hit me at. This was a sixty and a half when that hit. Yeah. You know, and so I and I have still done. I was playing. I was still basketball, playing you know, when I was 60. And Yeah. I was playing with younger people, too, all the time and still doing the ice skating, you know, things like that. And so, I mean, I was and still today, I still still do a ton of athletic things, but the joints start going. But I really don't. I never think about age. I don't feel old. And as my dad said, neither do I except physically, you know, not mentally. No. Right. And so you really don't think about age. I don't think my father really thought about age much until probably a couple of years ago. Yeah. And all of a sudden you see something like that and all of a sudden the reality hits. Oh. And you know it, you know it in your head, but you're, I love the life that I live. And it's like, okay, am I going to sit there and say, we as say on the air, I'm doomed. It's all going to end. Oh no. Or do you that spend time living life? But it's just those moments, and today was one of those you know, seeing Jimmy Carter there that you just went, oh, I'm getting older. It is a stark reminder. Yeah, it is. And you know, it again, also is so relatable for many of us who watched our parents' age. I think my wife and I will be celebrating 33 years of marriage. We've been together for 35 years. And to think of 77, I mean, that to me is a blessing, you know? And you can make all the marriage jokes and everything else, but it is a blessing when it's great. And when you think about that separation, you know that it really is one of those things that connects with so many people, whether you know, it's their parents or their own marriage or, you know, themselves or whatever they may be going through, it is that connection. You know, I always think of, and I mention it on the air, that when I had I had my 50th high school reunion this year that I went to and, you know, I'm really I find it really fascinating and I'm glad I'm not like some of the people who at the reunion, saying but they were the same thing at 40. High school was the best years of my life and, you know, now it's, like, and I'm wow, that's pretty depressing because high school was not the best time of my life. The best time of my life is right now, but then you start, you know, yesterday brought, you know, just right, just that focus to you. And I thought about my dad who's 97. All of his friends are dead. But the family has come together, you know, I still, and I've said this and I'm not, don't want to pat on the back. It's just, I love the guy to death, but I really talked to my mom more on the phone all the years. My father was always working, you know, not that I talk, didn't but my mom, I talked to every single day on the phone. And when I lived out of town, when my mom died, I had talked to my father probably, 30 out of 31 days. And the other day we've tried to connect. Now some days we may only talk 15 minutes, whatever, but the family, and there's a lot of families where it doesn't happen, and you know, your parents may be in a home, and physically they may not be good, but mentally they are. And nobody's around that they know. Or the family visits once a week or whatever. And my dad has constant family members all the time. I think that's And one thing after my mom died, my dad said, he said, I realize we raised good kids because everybody's here, and they're here all the time. They're here all the time to support it. And that made me feel good, it but made then me realize a lot of other people don't have that, and what it is to go through that. So, you know, time, most of the yeah, we focus on what we want to challenge life, we want to enjoy life, but yesterday was one of those moments where you just go, oh boy. It is that reminder, but again, I think most all of us connect with that and feel that sense of loss for them. And we should. That means we care. That means we actually still care about life. As a society, you know, because it's it's easy to look at the noise right now that's going on and the chaos and how radical things have become and how radical people have become. But then you look at a society overall, and it's part of our instinct for good to overpower that bad radical behavior eventually. And it will happen. I think we're starting to see it, in fact. Politically, will it happen right away? Don't know, but it will happen. 86690 Red Eye. Get in touch with Red Eye Radio. Toll free at 90 Red Eye. Live from the Uniden America Studios, you are listening to Red Eye Radio. Uniden has
A highlight from ROLLUP: WSJ Lies About Crypto | SBF Testifies | Markets Pumping
"But the biggest mistake you can make at this point in the cycle is chasing the pump. So the advice that we have, the not financial advice, life advice, don't be a chaser, hold your high conviction, let the market come to you. Yes, let the pump come to you. Don't be needy, let the pump come to you. Yeah, you don't have to respect the pump, okay? That just means aping into stupid things. Let the pump come to you. Bankless Nation is the fourth Friday of October and the Friday, the roll up, might I remind you, right before Halloween, which means we do something special. David and I are in costume today, recording this roll up and I'm looking across the screen, looking at this co -host that I thought I knew. He's got suspenders on, he's got a yellow t -shirt. David, dude, you are one of your NFTs. You're the Solana NFT thing, right? I'm my mad lad, yeah. You're a mad lad today. I'm a mad lad today, yeah. I am my mad lad. If the podcast editors could put the mad lad on the screen. In fact, just put it right over Ryan's face so you can do the easy test for my mad lad versus me. I look exactly the same as my mad lad. It's actually really good, this is really good. My suspenders aren't actually clipped to anything, I'm wearing athletic shorts. The third year in a row that you have dressed up as your NFT. Yeah, I've only got one NFT left, so I need to buy another NFT after next year. Yeah, you're gonna buy some more this cycle. Okay, now do me, who am I? You are Sam Bankman -Fried, I didn't even need to ask. You're wearing a massive curly -haired wig and an FTX t -shirt, it's so simple. You need to gain a few pounds, but other than that. It's so perfect, actually, and do you wanna hear my Sam Bankman -Fried impression that I have prepared for you guys? I would like nothing left. Yeah, so I'm like, I'm gonna be taking the witness stand later today and explaining to the jury that from an EB perspective, I think we made the right calls. And that's what some of your listeners don't know, David. I think there's like, to some extent, to which one of the major exchanges in 2022 had to die and it just happened to be FTX. Kind of mid, kind of mid. That was pretty good, that was really good. Yeah, you're just not on enough amphetamines. I don't care how many pots of coffee you're on, and you're not matching him on - I'm not SPF energy? Well, I hope he brings the energy today. You're not vibrating like SPF was on our show. Well, that's actually a true story, though. So he is taking the stand today. I am taking the stand today. So this is not only a Halloween costume, this is, I don't have any solidarity with SPF. I don't wish him well, actually, but we'll see what happens today. You're commemorating the day. I'm commemorating the day, the day we took down one year. It's almost like a year ago that all of this happened. November 8th, I think, was the day. So next week will be one year since the fall of FTX. Yeah, I'm celebrating the outing of a fraud and the cleaning up of this space, which we've been doing a lot of over the last year. But tell us, what do we have for the agenda besides these fantastic costumes that we're sporting? In addition to all the things that we've already teased, we get to say welcome to Uptober, right? We got a double digit week this week. We were talking about it, it finally came. Everyone pat yourselves on the back, we got that. Bitcoin is up 15%. That feels great. Can we get it again? Okay, now the next question is, when is the next time that we get double digit weeks for two weeks in a row? Oh, two weeks in a row? One week's not enough for you? Like, can't we just bask for this? It's never enough, it's never enough. I wanna bask this week in enjoying this because this could mean the end of the bear market. Like, I feel like this could be a very significant week actually for us. We also have the Wall Street Journal blatantly lying, blatantly spreading misinformation about crypto, associating it with terrorism and failing to retract it. And journalist citizen and friend of the show, Nick Carter, is on their ass to do something about it. I love it, I love the facts coming out. So we're talking about that. What else we got, David? New York Attorney General charges DCG and Gemini for fraud. So while like Gemini was pointing at DCG and DCG was pointing at Gemini, the New Yorker Attorney General was like, you know what, we're taking both of you in. Both of you guys. Both of you guys, yeah. Just charges, so we'll talk about that. Like we're going inside, SPF about to testify. And also, a Uniswap app chain gets launched, but by whom? Who launched the uni chain? We will talk about that. I think that this is a great story that totally went under the radar this week. Ryan, did you know that the Uniswap app chain got launched? David, you are so excited about this. I think this is a great story and no one's paying attention to it. This is David's breaking news journalist here. I'm glad you, you have the journalist suspenders on. Breaking news, the Uniswap app chain got launched and Uniswap didn't deploy it and Uniswap Foundation didn't deploy it. Who deployed the uni chain? This is a bit tinfoil hat, but we'll definitely get to that later in the episode for sure. Before we begin, we got to shout out our friends and sponsors over at Dopple. Dopple? Yeah, so Dopple, not to be confused with Doppelganger, of which I am quite clearly SPF's Doppelganger today. I've always thought this, actually. SPF RSA, huh? Three letters, what's going on here? Yeah, something weird going, but people, you can't trust people who use their middle name as their main name. Anyway, something else you can't trust on the internet is all the phishing links that you get and Dopple plays whack -a -mole with all of the phishers. So David, we have started using this service as of about two months ago and they have done a fantastic job. Every time a phishing site, a fake bank list comes up or a fake Ryan Sean Adams account on Twitter or Instagram, you know what they do, David? They bang him. Yeah, they Dopple him right in the head. Dopple, Dopple. They just Dopple him right on the head and it's a fantastic service because there are more and more phishing scams and links going on and if you are a project, a dapp developer in the space of crypto, if you have a community, you need to protect your community or at least do what you can. Dopple is the service to go do that. They have something going on, I believe, for bank list listeners as well. A free trial, can you tell people about that? Yeah, a free limited time trial to bank list members. There's a link in the show notes to get started. Also dopple .com slash sign hyphen up. Overall, it's just like the scammers, the phishers out there are automated and so the manual reporting of counts is just not going to cut it. You need to fight fire with fire. You need to fight automation with automation. So this is what Dopple does. So if you're a project that has customer deposits, don't let Dopplegangers intercept your. Is that why they're called Dopple? Yes, of course. Of course, yeah. Dopplegangers intercept your customer's funds from going into your project. So you want TVL, don't let the Dopplegangers get your customer's TVL. Take it from the guy with the FTX shirt, okay? I know a thing or two about scammers. Stop.
Fresh update on "athletic" discussed on The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show
"Against the Las Vegas Raiders in Las Vegas on Sunday. Was shown on television. Kid had his face painted. Half of it was red, half of it was black. It matched his red Chiefs jersey, Travis Kelsey jersey, and his black t -shirt that was underneath that jersey. Color coordinated. One of the four colors for the Kansas City Chiefs is black. And he wore a dress. Kansas City Chiefs, you can see like a chief would have a headdress. Picture was taken of off a television broadcast. A website called Deadspin wrote about it, demanded that the kid be punished. Kid's mom has now spoken out. Story was up on Fox News. Story was up on Fox News. She says that the kid's grandfather and father are Native American. And that he was honoring his grandfather and his father by being both a football fan and wearing the Chiefs' jacket. This is just a perfect identity politics plot twist. By the way, the reason it went viral the first time was because a photo, the video still shot of the photo, half of face his was black and so sports media members said, oh my goodness this is blackface. And then when the full picture came out showing that he was half red -faced, right, like painted in Chiefs' colors, they then said, oh this is awful too because of the headdress that he was wearing. Now the mom is saying her son is Native American, he has been wronged by the media coverage surrounding this, he is an elementary school kid and I think she's got Buck one heck of a lawsuit now because her son has been branded a racist bigot. First of all he's an elementary school kid but now he is according to this this report the mom is married to a Native American and the kid is honoring his grandfather who I believe they said sits on a Native American council. Oh this is an amazing plot twist. I think we know that Deadspin and whoever the writer is at Deadspin who put this this post up they had known that the what is he like 10 year old kid or something he looks to be I think I think he's even younger than that but yes like eight year old kid yeah was in any way you know look if it wasn't a kid who was white who had the face paint on I don't think that Deadspin would have gone after him now correct the kid the kid you know appears to be white but the fact that he has Native American heritage his father is apparently Native American according to the story complicates things it complicates things from the leftist intersectional point of view on all of this it strikes me that they obviously would would have have to defer a little bit more if they had known about this but they didn't know and they went after this this young young person in a way also it's so obviously bad faith I think that's why people have reacted to this the way that they have it is so clearly done in bad faith that you the kid has red on one side of his face black on the other the team colors we all know exactly what's going on here there's no person who can make the case that this was meant to be a racial mockery at least in terms of the you know face paint yeah I he can't get in trouble for dressing up like a chief apparently because his dad is Native American right so maybe there's there's more leeway because of that but no one thinks that was he doing blackface and mockery of of anyone of you know anyone who was black and and yet they did this anyway and I think that just goes to the mindset of there the left is always on a search and destroy mission and I think they're trying to push as much as they can as far as they can whatever the rules are that they have here to me well maybe now we can tell people maybe we can get someone on this you know it sets like a new example of how extreme some of these rules are that are constantly changing yeah and intent matters and it's like intent doesn't matter in anything anymore you know the the people people who wrote our criminal code years and years ago focus a great deal on whether you intend to commit a crime or not or whether you're just engaging in negligent negligent behavior how many people out there are legitimately wearing face paint to change the color of their you know otherwise skin right through face paint to ridicule a race at this point in time I mean I mean and honestly nationwide how often is that happening now people might make decisions to you sometimes see this with for instance immigrant children right like if you just suddenly moved here from I don't know Switzerland and your kid was dressing up and they were dressing up as a black performer maybe you don't know anything about the history of blackface and you're like okay it's Halloween I'm trying to dress somebody up right my point on this is intent should be all that matters if your intent is to racist be and demean someone based on their race as we have seen frankly a lot of people do surrounding the Israeli terror attacks right attack people based on their ethnicity based on their religious based on their religion that should not happen and you should be rightly condemned for it but a little kid in a costume I mean who is actually harmed by there's actually now buck a video of the kid doing the tomahawk chop and members of the Kansas City Chiefs joining with him and doing the tomahawk chop on the sideline as they often do in Arrowhead Stadium where the Kansas City Chiefs play to celebrate the fact that they beat the the Las Vegas Raiders so the players aren't offended by the guy in the little kid in the Chiefs dress with the painted face dude they're doing the the tomahawk chop with them I also feel like this is a reminder that to be a truly committed leftist you you have to have to be willing to certain go on a search and destroy mission for anyone who is like having too much fun you know I think that there is a misery there's a the the essence of the malcontent is at the heart of contemporary American leftism these are people who are deeply unhappy and when they see someone who's not from a group that they think is victimized were protected having too much fun the opportunity to just crush that I think they jump play who who gets mad about no this isn't totally in a vacuum to be clear yeah they went after this let's me call your honor was a just eight -year -old kid dressed up as the chief and his photos everywhere now but people have rallied to his defense same thing when you get into the Halloween costumes every year for little kids who objects to that stuff the left they they find reasons to say oh you know you can't dress up as like the Native American costume you dressed up as you know the Native Americans from Peter Pan or whatever can't play cowboys and Indians anymore dress up for it that's right I think it's so funny the left objects to little kids dressing up as cowboys and Indians while ridiculing anyone who doesn't accept the gender of a grown man who decides that he's a woman and that segues into something I'm going to be doing a little bit later this evening buck I can't wait to do it I think we're gonna have some of these guys on as guests on Friday The Daily Wire guys have made a comedy called Lady Ballers about a group of guys that dress up like women and claim to be a women's basketball team in an effort to win a championship I'm in the movie I am coaching a women's basketball team that is getting dominated the by boys pretending to be girls so I don't know how my role will will be perceived I only have a few lines but I've never been to a movie premiere so so I'm gonna walk the red carpet with my wife and in the process Riley Gaines will also be there in the process ridicule the idea that men could decide to become women's athletes and win championships which is is something that I think ninety percent of people with functional brains and are sports fans agree with but something that most people at ESPN wouldn't say publicly because they're afraid of being called the anti -trans when the reality is whatever sex you want but just don't claim that you're the woman of the year when you decide to swim or compete against women in any kind of athletic event. 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A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 10/03/23
"Not just any Fleetwood Mac record, little secondhand news, first track when you put the needle down, when that little Rumors album was released, you heard this, you heard the great Lindsey Buckingham, who is 74 today. Mike, you've caught, you've caught the Mac a few times, have you not? Oh, sure, sure. Love Fleetwood Mac. What a sad, what a sad story because he's so, he's a genius. He's a total genius. And they fired him like four or five years ago. The chemistry was just terrible. He does solo tours now and does some, some Fleetwood Mac stuff, but I just hope he's just not... These stories, these stories about these guys all breaking up and fights and all that. The Eagles, of course, had an epic, epic battle. You know, who they fired, they fired, I guess, the, I mean, they had a big, the two of them, the two founders, I guess, of the Eagles. They broke up and then they came back and, you know, it's like, hey, life is short, you know? That's it. You know what it makes you think about? It makes you think about Aerosmith. Same five guys, 50 years. There you go. You got to get Steven Tyler well again because he like blasted a vocal cord. But anyway, speaking of people who've been together for a long time, here's my buddy. How are you doing? Well, I'm good. I'm just trying to make sense out of the, the rage that the establishment Republicans and the Rhinos and the squishes are exhibiting towards Matt Gaetz. Now, I, I think there's a lot of merit towards the frustration over what Gaetz is trying to do in, in ousting Kevin McCarthy personally. I think Kevin McCarthy has done a great job. I think he's, he's fine. You know, it's a tough conference. It's a tough coalition. You got to hold it together. McCarthy did a great job in helping to identify strong candidates in California and New York, in New York. And without those victories, Marc, we don't have, we don't have a Republican majority in the House. Now, we have a slim majority in the House, slim, four, four people. That's it. All right. So I want to present, and I get it, you know, this is probably giving the Democrats a lifeline. It's ceasing our momentum. This is probably not the most productive thing to happen right now to try to have this crisis over the Speaker of the House. But what the establishment types are saying in their rage, and man, are they mad. I mean, Marc, they're not agitated. They're not, they're livid. I mean, I, I heard this morning, I, I never knew Switzerland could be so angry. Man, for Switzerland, Switzerland's got the knives out in the show before yours. Geneva is on fire. Oh, my gosh, Switzerland is burning. This is a reference, of course, to the always even -handed, neutral, and presidential matters, et cetera, our buddy Hugh Hewitt, who has decided to take a couple of sides, take one side on this. Not so neutral on this issue, is he? I mean, it's just like full -blown, Gates is a clown, he's a fraud, he's a traitor, he's a this, he's a that. I saw a tweet last night that got me thinking, and this is, I think, a reasonable thing to have as part of this conversation. Has Kevin McCarthy fulfilled the promises he made in order to get elected speaker in the first place, or hasn't he? It's a reasonable thing to talk about. It was, you know, Gates and Lauren Boebert and Eli Crane and all these real, you know, sharp -elbowed Republicans got concessions from McCarthy in his bid to become speaker. Remember, I'm old enough to remember that wasn't so easy. That was not long ago. Exactly. And it wasn't that long ago. It wasn't that easy, right? Well, he promised they would pass 12 appropriations bills for a budget, in other words, fiscal responsibility in the budget. He'd give members at least 72 hours to read legislation. Now those are not, that's not onerous and that isn't crazy. So those two promises, well, both of those promises were broken this past weekend. And Gates is saying, you broke your promises and we're going to hold you accountable. Now, does he have a plan? It doesn't really sound like it to me. I don't know who you replace him with. Thank you. And it does hurt the Republican momentum we have. There are over 200 Republicans who are solidly in McCarthy's corner. But Mark, we expect some accountability. We do expect disruption. We do expect people who are warriors and fighting for what we believe in. So it just seems to me that to turn on Matt Gaetz all of a sudden and, P .S., insult the millions and millions of Americans who are rooting for him isn't very productive. Are they rooting for, first of all, your sound, sound logic throughout. Are they rooting for him in this particular tactic or they admiring the lofty standard that he has? And it may not even be all that lofty is like, hey, you made us promises to become speaker. How about keeping those promises? There's an old adage that it's possible for multiple things to be true at the same time. Here are the two things that are true at the same time. Kevin McCarthy has been a very successful, very impactful speaker and deserves a lot of conservative praise for the things he has been able to do. There's thing number one thing. Number two is he might have fudged on some of these things, seems to have fudged on some of these procedural things, and I don't say that to be dismissive of them. Some of these things that he promised the Gang of 10 or whatever they were that were that were holding him up. So in what form is this the only accountability? Is this the only way to call him out? Because all I would ask, and I'll give this back to you in the following way, is if Gaetz tactics are so great and if they are to be admired, what is the end game? What is the plan? Trump's have disruptions a plan, and it's a wonderful plan. Various other people who are disruptors, there's a place they're trying to get you to. Here's what I want to do that is specific. Here's the goal I'm trying to get to. What exactly is the Matt Gaetz end game? I don't know, and I don't know that he knows. I'm not sure he does. I would suggest, I would respectfully submit that the way to deal with these differences is behind closed doors, not to burn it all down. I mean, again, make no mistake. I don't agree with the Gaetz tactic right now. I don't want anybody to be lost on that, but I also strongly disagree with disparaging the spirit with which he's doing it. And again, savage millions and millions of Americans in the process. So listen, I guess Cal's out of the barn. He's called for the vote. The vote's going to come today or tomorrow if they oust McCarthy, which is possible because Democrats are quite capable of adding to this misery right now. Right now, Gaetz needs some Democrats. And if he gets Democrats to support him because they like to sit back and see this kind of dumpster fire, well, McCarthy's out, Mark. Is there an irony there in that Matt Gaetz needs Democrat help to oust a speaker whose worst sin is doing something with Democrat help? Yes. That's a great irony with a capital I. Great way to put it. It really is. And I heard a congressman, you know, a RINO New York congressman on Hewitt this morning and they are again, they are on fire. As you said, Geneva is burning. But this guy pointed out, well, I don't think any of the Democrats are going to want to be associated with this guy, Matt Gaetz. Don't be so sure. Strange bedfellows sometimes. Well, AOC of all people said this week, hey, we're not going to it's not up to us to bail the Republicans out of the mess they're in. Believe me, they're enjoying this. I do agree that this benefits the Democrats. I'm sorry for that. And I hate it. But I also don't like seeing, you know, somebody called a nihilist. I mean, nihilist. You know, it's like and he's anti -American and he's got his daddy's boy and daddy was the Florida. I mean, they're just attacking him personally. I mean, it's it's kind of wild. To see it. There are bigger fish to fry. I want to share with you. You mentioned earlier I was listening to you talk about the plight of the big cities. Horrible story out of Philadelphia. There was a young journalist, an LGBT journalist who was very prolific on X and social media mocking conservatives for being concerned about crime in big cities like his city of Philadelphia. And this guy was even mocking the idea of having a gun to defend yourself in your home. He was mocking and taunting Republicans for criticizing cities like Philadelphia. He loves this Jim Kenney, this sanctuary city mayor. Markie was shot and killed in his home this week. He was murdered seven times, seven bullets put in his body. And of course, the ghouls on social media are dancing on his grave and they're mocking him. Can't do that. But but you must understand that this is life or death, that things are happening in these cities. And I hate it. I hate it for his for obvious for him and for his family, his loved ones. And again, a well -known journalist in Philly, apparently in the LGBT community. But the bottom line is a day before he was murdered, he was literally, you know, poo pooing the idea that we got a crime problem in Philly, mocking the people who are trying to draw attention to the issue to make it better. And it's funny. So did you hear the two things when I was talking about the conversion of Dallas mayor Eric Johnson? He said, listen, we need Republican mayors in our big cities, so I'm going to become one. We also need to elect more of them. And that seems like a ridiculous long shot. How do you get a Republican elected in most of America's big cities? And I don't know the answer to that except to try. A lot of people don't even want to try. We have given up. We have ceded the cities to Democrats. Is that helpful? 70, 80 percent of Americans live in these big cities. Is that helpful to just give up or should we try to it's a marathon, not a sprint. It's an uphill steep climb to try to get some sensible Republican mayors who can save our cities. You spend so much time in New York. I grew up in the suburbs of D .C. I'm in Dallas and Fort Worth all the time. You're in Tampa all the time. Big cities are beautiful. There's no more beautiful city in America than San Francisco. It breaks my heart what happens out there. Should we try to save American cities or say, screw them, get buried under your own bad policies? I'm inclined to say you own it. You live with it. You've got to you inherited this. There's a great column by Douglas Murray of the New York Post called The Fall of Lululemon. How stores have surrendered to looters. He tells the story of how Lululemon fires employees who try to stop shoplifters from walking out with the high end material and merchandise from Lululemon. And a lot of stores are doing this. They're firing any of the employees. They're saying, let them go. Let them walk out. And guess what? When you when that happens, when you encourage it. I mean, it's not a sane society anymore. I mean, call us old fashioned. Law and order is an important thing. It's one thing that people want to steal, but for businesses not to mind being stolen from. Well, but I'm intrigued by the employees thing. And for those that don't know, Lululemon is high end athletic wear, mostly for for women, but not exclusively. And so there's some some an arm load is some serious cash if you're going out the front door. Thousands and thousands of dollars. What do we expect? I mean, if I'm an employee, I'd love to say, well, I'm not going to let this happen, blah, blah, blah. But sometimes these people might be armed. I mean, what these what these stores need is armed guards to prevent this, not employees trying to try and try to go vigilante. Two female Lululemon employees in Atlanta confronted three masked men who pillaged the store. All they did was call the police. Right. I mean, one of the systematically said, you know, what do we want them to do? What do we want? They did call them. They were fired. They were fired for for for OK. Pardon me. Confused host for for calling the police or for not doing more for calling the police. No, they did too much by calling the police. One of the fired employee told the Atlanta Journal Constitution, we are not supposed to get in the way. You're supposed to clear the path for whatever they're going to do. And then it's over. You scan a QR code. We're not supposed to call the police. We're not supposed to talk about it. And Douglas Murray says Lululemon isn't the only company in America that has taken this completely lax approach to its own stock. Well, guess what? Lululemon's on the verge of bankruptcy. They're going out of business. And Douglas Murray writes, you know what? I'm sorry. Count me as one who's not real sympathetic. We're in post consequences America. And this is how Congressman Henry Cuellar gets carjacked. Or it's not the specific because of this, then that because crime is going to happen. But we're going to get more of it in cities where people know they'll get away with it and know that punishment does not await them. And there is a choice that Americans get to make. Republicans are law and order. The Democrats are certainly not, no matter how mad Switzerland gets. Look at that. Look at that call back. Happy Tuesday. And the Mike Gallagher Show lies ahead. Everyone knows that putting money aside and savings is really important. But then what? Should you keep your savings locked in a CD for a higher rate or keep them liquid in a money market? Can your checking account help you save, too? 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A highlight from A Dame Trade Deep Dive With Ben Thompson, Plus Seth Meyers and Million-Dollar Picks
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We did the big chill. It was very, very exciting. I have Kyle Brandt coming on Monday's podcast. I'm just gonna tell you the movie now because it is gonna be the best moment of your weekend if you spent two hours watching this classic. We're doing Toy Soldiers. It really brings everything possible to the table. So if you wanna watch it ahead of time, there it is. That podcast is going up Monday night. If you wanna hear stuff about the debate, we have Tara Paul and Mary's podcast, Somebody's Gotta Win. That reacted to it as well as the press box with Brian Curtis and David Shoemaker. So there you go. Our debate coverage has been on point. Also, higher learning. Van and Rachel had Larry Elder on this weekend. It made a lot of noise, man. That podcast is great. I hope you check that out as well. Hope you're checking out theringer .com. And on this podcast, gonna talk about the dame trade at the top. We're gonna bring in Ben Thompson from the Techery newsletter, which he's been on this podcast I think four weeks ago. And he's a huge Bucks fan. He's gonna give the Bucks fan side of things. We're gonna do million dollar picks. And then old friend Seth Meyers talking about a whole bunch of stuff. So really good podcast. It's all next. First, our friends from Pro Jam. What's up? All right, I'm taping this on Thursday afternoon. Normally when there's a big MBA trade, I always do the emergency trade reaction right after the podcast. But we just put up a podcast on Tuesday. So I decided to play it a little differently this time. I wanted a little distance, I wanted to listen to stuff, read stuff, and try to form some big picture opinions coming out of this. So I have four smaller ones, then one big one. First one, I thought Portland did an incredible job with this trade. I really liked this trade, especially everyone was trying to bully them in June and July about, oh, you got to take Miami's offer. You just got to. It's where he wants to go. It's the only offer you're going to get. And guess what? They waited. They played it perfectly. They stared Miami down, and they got a much better deal. First of all, they get the Drew Holiday piece that they can flip into a bunch out of their stuff, which we'll talk about in one second. I love the DeAndre Ayton gamble. As you know, on this podcast, I am a big DeAndre Ayton guy. Not in the sense of I'm the biggest fan of his in the world, but I'm a fan of the asset. I just think I love the valued assets, no matter what it is. Whatever market we're talking about, DeAndre Ayton, 18 and 10 for his career, 60 % field goals percentage, 25 years old. He's played in 45 playoff games. He played four rounds in the 2021 finals. Last year, he got his ass kicked by Jokic. Oh, sorry. Like, that never happens. And Phoenix just sold on him, which I can't wait to talk about. But just from a Portland standpoint, they not only get Ayton in whatever they get for holiday, they get the 29 first, they get the two swaps, and they dump Nurkic. Nurkic hasn't had a healthy start to finish all the way through the playoffs here since 2018, which I'm positive was a long time ago. He's basically 12 and 8. He's, you know, a 50 % shooter. I made a list of the top 30 centers. I encourage you to do this at home, because what's more fun than making lists of NBA centers? I can't imagine anything. I made a list of who I thought were the best assets of the center position for talent, contract, everything. He was 29th on my list. The only person I had ahead of him who's technically a starter, unless you start talking about the Detroit or Charlotte guys, was Zubats on the Clippers. I thought he was the 29th best center asset in the league. And Phoenix, you know, just quickly to go to them, they're trying to win this year. They got worse. They turned Ayton's money into Nurkic and Grayson Allen and Nasir Little. Grayson Allen, we already know with him, he can't play in playoff series. We saw him 22. We saw it last year. I heard and read in some places like that, I got two rotation players. Did they? Is Nurkic a playoff rotation player? Is Grayson Allen a playoff rotation player? Because I'm positive he's not. So for the same money that they were spending on Ayton, they got three guys that I don't think are going to help them. In 25, the money comes down a little bit to 23 million just for Nurkic and Little, which is 7 million less than Ayton. And then in 26, that money goes up to 25 .5. But I don't understand what Phoenix was doing. Why not wait to see if Ayton clicks with Vogel? Vogel has such a good history with centers. He rejuvenated Dwight Howard on the 2020 Lakers. He basically created Roy Hibbert's career in 2013 with the defense verticality thing. I thought he was going to do a good job with Ayton. I'm stunned that they gave up on him. I'm almost waiting for one of those, now they tell us stories when, you know, that's where Brian Curtis calls them, where like a week after something happens, there's this kind of notebook dump where it's like, here's seven terrible DeAndre Ayton stories. So maybe that'll happen. But for Phoenix just to be like, cool, we locked this down, man. We got Nurkic. You're trying to win the title. You have KD and Booker and Beal. And like, what are you guys doing? Anyway, from Portland's standpoint, I love the Ayton thing. I love that they didn't get bullied. And I know they're going to turn Drew Holliday into something. So this to me was at least an A minus for them, for where they were two months ago, where Dave's like, I want to go to Miami. That's it. And if you don't trade me there, that's kind of fucked up. And they made this work as it got reported that, uh, I think in the athletic, that he expanded his list to Brooklyn and to Milwaukee in the last two weeks. And that's what Portland was waiting on. You know, they were banking on the fact that he's a competitive dude. He's one of the best 75 pairs ever. He wanted a situation settled. So, you know, you wait, you wait, you wait, they expand the list and then you go. Uh, there's a Drew Holliday piece to this. That's awesome. He becomes a contender prize. I wouldn't call this a Drew Holliday sweepstakes. I reserved sweepstakes for the superstars, but it's a mini sweepstakes. This is somebody that could have a huge impact on the playoff race. You know, not only the usual suspects, everybody's talking about Boston, ironically, Miami is a really good fit for him. And in some ways, um, I'm a little more scared of them with Miami than Dame in some ways, especially at a much cheaper contract with giving up less and keeping some of their assets. Philly, if they could pull it off, they have to be in there in Golden State, Minnesota. I think I have to mention Sacramento, I think is a team that if they could figure out how to get Drew without giving up their core, which is basically Keegan Murray and Sabonis and Fox, like that's, you know, could Davion Mitchell be in that trade with some, with a salary and some picks, who knows. The team that I love for Drew Holliday is OKC. I have OKC, you know, I started doing my MBA research for the over -under spot and I haven't landed on a number for them yet, but to me, they feel like a high forties team with Chet and with the growth of their young guys. And if you just like, let's say they traded Lou Dort and a bunch of their picks, maybe two firsts and two of their lesser picks or three firsts and a second, whatever it is. And they just say, fuck it. And they get Drew and you put him with Giddy and SGA and Jalen fucking awesome Williams and Chet Holmgren and all these other dudes they have, that might be a top three team in the West. I mean, that, that's starting to give me some early 2010s OKC vibes. So where he goes is going to be important. I just feel like there was so much Drew Holliday slander the last couple of days. You know, he's one of my favorite players. Even Haralabob, who was the chairman of the board of the Drew Holliday fan club for years and would have the benefit dinners there and, you know, just did a lot of yeoman's work on that front. And even he was like, yeah, yeah, Dame's better than Drew. That trade makes sense for Milwaukee. I was hurt, Haralabob. I was 100 % hurt by that. But you know, Drew got his ass kicked by Jimmy Butler in the playoffs last year. I get it. It happens. Jimmy was unbelievable. I feel like he would have kicked anybody's ass. By the way, why is Drew Holliday guarding Jimmy Butler? That speaks more to some of the issues with Milwaukee. He was never supposed to be a point guard and a creator. I think he was always better as an off -the -ball guy. We saw that with Rondo and New Orleans and just in general. I want to see him with a point guard. I want to see him just being unleashed, not having the ball a lot, just worrying about hitting threes, being an occasional, you know, make -shit -happen guy and being like the third or fourth best guy on a team without having the offensive responsibility to have. All their half court issues got blamed on him for the last couple of years. And I get it. They weren't like an awesome half -court team, even the other one in the finals, but I really value that dude. I had him, even I did the trade value list in August and I had him 37th and I had Dame 23rd. I think he's one of the best 30 players in the league still. He's 33 years old, which, you know, I'm going to talk in a second about when guards hit their mid -30s, but just in general, I think he's a real asset. If he goes to a team like the Celtics and they can keep Derek White and Tatum and Brown in the center, it's like, look out, man. So little mini sweepstakes, rarely do we get the trade, but then we still get another asset to talk about. Thank you for everyone involved in the trade. And then the fourth small point is just that, you know, not rocket science, Milwaukee bought some Giannis time here. They have one of the best 20 players of all time. They were staring down the barrel of a situation that was not good. I was talking about it on this podcast in late June and early July. I thought he was going to put them on the clock. I thought Mark Lasry selling his stake was a really bad sign for all of this because that dude is smart. As I laid out in June, that guy is really smart. And if he's feeling like, you know what, it's time for me to sell my buck stock, that makes me nervous. And then all the stuff that Giannis said and did, which I thought he did really fairly and really smartly. And I think that dude's about titles and that's it. And I know we say that about players, but I think in his case, I don't think he cares about, you know, what's my legacy, how do I compare against Dirk DeWhisky, any of that stuff. I just think he wants more rings. I mean, think about the guys who have won two rings out of the best 35 guys on my list of my pyramid. Those are all guys in my top 35 that won multiple wings. You go to the one -ring side, Jerry West, Oscar, Moses, Dirk, Jokic, Giannis, Pettit, Garnett, Kawhi, Rick Barry. That's the list he's on now. I certainly don't think he's looking at that list going, I got to get away from these guys, but it's a slightly different list. I think when you win multiple rings in multiple situations, it elevates you in a certain way. I think he fundamentally understands that at least a little bit. I want to be the best player since LeBron James. I think that's a thing that he wants. How am I going to do that? I need more rings. I need more finals trips. He knew from last year and maybe even the Boston series that they just weren't good enough. Whether this trade is going to be the thing that propels them, we'll find out, but he's been in the league 10 years, two MVPs, five first teams, two second teams, and now we have this little two -year window. Kawhi and the Raptors was a one -year window. This is a two -year window, I feel like. With Giannis, he's got two years left in his deals. So does Lopez. Middleton has two in a player option. Dame's got two, and then this crazy $120 million player option extension thingy that he has that just keeps going and going. It's probably two years. There's a world where this could go terribly this season, at least for what the expectations are, and then maybe it becomes Kawhi, Raptors. Maybe Giannis is like, you know what? That didn't work. Trade me. And the Bucks, who have no picks left and no future, they look at it next summer, and they go, all right. We tried it. Giannis, what can we get for you? Dame, what can we get? And they just do a reboot, rehaul. Remember, they won in 2021, which just takes so much pressure out of this. It's so much different than the Clippers situation, where they went all in on Kawhi and Paul George. They give up all those picks and SGA, and they've gotten nothing out of it. They haven't even made the finals. So it's got to happen. I think they at least probably have to make the finals. If they get bounced in round two, do I think Giannis is going to stay because they made this Dame -Mower trade? Probably not. So that leads to the big question, is how good of a trade was this? So there's a big picture angle on Dame, and it's going to sound negative, but I really don't want it to sound negative because I think Dame, I voted for him for NBA Top 75. I think he's been one of the best guards in the last 15 years. I think there's a ton of great things you can say, and there's a chance that he goes to Milwaukee, and this thing is fucking awesome. I know any Celtic fan I've talked to, including Isaiah, who's helping produce this podcast today, the Giannis -Dame pick and roll is just terrifying. Other than Jokic and Murray, it's going to be the single most unstoppable offensive play in the league. It is. We are conceding that point. The spot Dame is in right now, big picture -wise, it's weird. He's a superstar, but he's not, and we've seen guys like this before. I judge superstars by, do you have the resume statistically, and is your team succeeding consistently at a certain level? You can't totally say that about Dame. He's never been on a 55 -win team. He's missed the playoffs completely four times in 11 years. He said three first -round exits. He made the Final Four once in 2019, which was really lucky because Golden State and Houston were the two best teams, and then they got smoked. He's never been on a true contender ever. Instinctively, you go, well, that's not his fault. Who's he played with? Well, he played with LaMarcus Aldridge and CJ McCollum and a couple other guys, but not really anybody. The reason I'm putting this up is there's a success element that he has not had yet that for somebody with his resume is actually kind of unusual. I went and I looked up how many guards in the history of the league averaged 22 points a game for their career and played at least 700 games. I thought the list would be like 20. I didn't know. I didn't know what I was walking into. Only I think 75 guys have averaged 22 a game. So I went and I looked up the list, and it was 10 guys, 700 games, 22 a game for their career. There were some guys who came close like David Thompson, who I think is one of the best guards I've seen in the last 45 years, but had a short career and had some drug issues. He didn't make it. He didn't play enough games. Pete Maravich, 24 .2 points a game, but he didn't play enough games. Kyrie hasn't played enough games yet. Bradley Beale is five games away. I'm actually kind of glad the cutoff's at 700 so we don't have to talk about him. And then Mitchell and Trey Young aren't there yet. There's only 10 guys that made it, and the 10 guys are all fucking awesome. And again, I mentioned this in the context of Dame, who we think he is versus the success he's had. So the 10 guys, Michael Jordan, 30 .1, Jerry West, 27 .1, Allen Averson, 26 .7, George Gervin, 26 .2, Oscar Robertson, 25 .7, Kobe, 25 .0, Harden, 24 .7, Curry, 24 .6, Wade, 22, barely made it, and Russ, 22 .4, and then Dame is at 25 again. All right, what does he not have that those other guys have? Well, MJ, don't need to talk about him. Don't need to talk about Jerry West, who's the freaking logo. Allen Averson, pretty good comparison, right? Big stats, really memorable player, but not a ton of success. Here's the difference. Averson made the finals once. He won an MVP. Dame has done neither of those things. George Gervin was the best scoring guard of the 70s. He made two final fours. He had some bad luck. He really, in 79, really should have came close. And some of it's on him, right? He could have come through. Bobby Dandridge is the one that ended up coming through for the Bullets. They lose. But two final fours, he had four top five MVP finishes, five first teams, four second teams. He was just unassailably the best guard in the league until MJ. Oscar Robertson, don't need to go through him, but he won a ring and an MVP. Kobe, five rings and an MVP. Eleven first teams for Kobe, by the way. James Harden, three final fours, an MVP, six top five MVP finishes, six first team MBAs. And even though Harden has never made the finals as the best guy, he made it with OKC as the sixth man, you could build a contender around Harden. We saw it. We haven't really seen it with Dame. I think that's a fair thing to bring up. Curry, four rings, two MVPs, you know, the Curry thing. Dwayne Wade, three rings, two top five MVPs, two first teams, three second teams. He's more in the Dame waters a little bit, but he had the 2006 finals and he was the second best guy with LeBron on those heat teams. And then Westbrook, who you would say, well, Dame had a better career than Westbrook. Did he? Westbrook made the finals in 2012. He was second best guy on that team. Almost made the finals in 2016. He won an MVP. He had two first teams and five second teams. It's at least like a real argument. And I think when you look at Dame, he only had that one 2019 round three, got bounced. He's only had one top five MVP finish. He's only had one first team MBA and four second team MBAs. Really, really good top 75 career. But the piece that's missing is, have you been on a really good team? Have you made a real run at it? Which is why, you know, I think this Milwaukee trade is so much fun. This is his real chance. I get nervous about a couple things with this trade. One is that, you know, if you look at the 33 and older guards who average 22 points a game in a season. Jordan did it twice. Curry did it twice. Still going. Kobe did it three times. Jerry West twice. Sam Jones once. Hal Greer once. That's the entire list. Now the NBA is different. We have more three -pointers now. It's easier to score. Scoring is the easiest it's ever been. Guys can play at a longer age. So I'm not ruling out Dane being good for the next three years. But just pointing out, history is saying, be a little nervous. In general with guards, like Chris Paul, we saw from age 35 to 36 to 37, like it just dropped. But that's two years older than Dane. Maybe it's fine. I just worry about guards. We have not a lot of instances with guards in their mid -30s of them either peaking as players or being able to sustain whatever success they had during their prime. It always starts to go down with really no exceptions, except for Steph Curry. He's the only non -exception. So if your case is Dane's as good as Steph Curry, or Dane can be as potent as Steph Curry on a winning team, like, you know, Steph Curry is better than Dane, but I'm not going to argue that he couldn't do a lot of the stuff that Curry did in Golden State. The bigger issue for me, the age I'm definitely worried about. Dane has not been healthy the last couple of years, and we have not seen him play nine straight months at playoff basketball with a big bullseye on his back. Everybody coming after you, you're the best team. We haven't seen him do that ever, much less than the last couple of seasons. So can he stay up? Can he stay healthy? That's one thing. The defense with Dane just got kind of swept under the rug the last couple days, and I don't really understand it because there's five categories of defensive player I feel like. There's excellent, there's good, there's average, there's not so good, and then there's bad. And I think Dane's a bad defender. I think the stats back it up. Like, his defensive rating last year was 245 out of the guards. He's the 245th guard for defensive rating. You know, 117 .4 individual defensive rating is 483 overall. Portland's team's always defensively, it was the Achilles heel for them. Partly because of Dane, because he couldn't guard anybody. He's too small. And, you know, think about what we saw from the playoffs the last couple years. I think about the 2020 bubble Celtics playoffs, not infrequently, because I think that team had a chance to potentially win a title. What happened? Everyone hunted Kemba Walker. It was hunting season. It's like, where is he? Got to get a switch. Got to get Kemba Walker guarding somebody who's bigger, or got to beat him off the dribble, and it just became a hunt session with him. And basically, he got played out of the league. He's not in the league anymore. You know, we had this with Isaiah Thomas, too, in the mid -2010s. I think it's been an issue with Kyrie Irving. The Celtics certainly went at him in the playoff series with Brooklyn a couple years ago. Curry, you saw, who I think is a better defender than people give him credit for, but the And he's a much better defender than Dame is. Jordan Poole is somebody that got hunted in playoff series recently. Chris Paul, obviously, is a big one. Jalen Brunson, remember what the Heat did to him? Mitchell, when he was on Utah, this was a huge issue. And then Trae Young, obviously. My fear with Dame is he's a DH, and I think in Portland, part of the reasons he was able to put up the stats he did was because he wasn't playing defense, right? It was just, how many points can I score? My team isn't very good, and I'm just going to do my thing. He's an incredible offensive player. But how much of a trade -off is the defense, right? Well, you think, all right, well, Milwaukee, they're really good defensively. They'll be able to protect him. Here's the team. Giannis, Dame, Lopez, Portis, Middleton, Conaton, Beauchamp, Crowder. Who's guarding Trae Young on this team? Who's guarding Jason Tatum? Here's a partial list of guys that I don't think this team will be able to guard this season. Devin Booker, Tatum, Butler, Trae Young, Kyrie, Curry. Who's going to be chasing Curry around the screens? Dame lowered? Good luck. SGA, Luca, Mitchell, Murray, Edwards, Brunson, Ja, Garland, Fox, Halburn. Are they going to be able to cover Derek White? I don't know. The way this team is constructed, they are not going to have the ability to guard other guards at all, which means they're just going to have to be in a shooting match with them, right? It's going to be not much different than what's going to happen with Phoenix, where they're just literally going to have to outscore the other team. I've just watched too much playoff basketball over the last couple years, where it's like, if you have that weak link on defense, and you're playing a team that's smart enough, they're going to go after that weak link. Like, think about them against the Lakers, right? The Lakers figure their crunch time. Let's say they make the finals. It's Milwaukee and the Lakers, and Lakers crunch time. They're going to have LeBron and Davis and Austin Reeves and, I don't know, a shooter and a point guard, whatever. All they're going to be doing is trying to find where Dame is on the court and going after him. What about when they play Boston? Boston puts out White and Brogdon and Tatum and Brown and a center, and all they're going to be doing is trying to make sure Dame is covering somebody who has the ball who's now torturing him. I think it's a real problem for them. And what's funny is they gave up Drew's defense and, you know, they, what they gave up on defense, which is significant, and they gained an offense, it might end up just being a wash and they might just be a different version of the same team where they still have a huge flaw. It's just on the other end of the court. I'm just shocked that nobody brought up the defense. I agree he's an amazing offensive player and what's cool about this trade and what I'm excited about as a basketball fan is, can he go up a level? Right? A lot of these stats he put up, especially the last couple years. They didn't mean anything. They were, he was on bad teams. Like, who cares? Ultimately, Bradley Beal scored 30 points a game on the Wizards. Who cares? I think most really good offensive players, if they're on a bad team, can get between 25 and 30 a night. Can you do it nine months in a row? Can you do it when you're getting hunted on defense all over the place? How much can Milwaukee protect him? And what does he have in the tank at age 33 with 900 plus games on the O 'Dominor already? I'm still afraid of the Bucks, but people have, like, FanDuel had them as best odds in basketball and I think most people feel like they're the favorite now. I don't feel like there's a favorite. I think you can go through every team. Boston, I could, I'm scared of Porzingis. What's going to happen with Jalen Brown out there? He has contracts. Can Peyton Pritchard, all these different things. Philly, God only knows. Miami, they're unquestionably worse. Yeah, Milwaukee is going to be really good, but depending where Holiday lands and how this all plays out, I just think it's still wide open. And the other piece, so if you're just talking Boston, Miami, Tatum kills Milwaukee. I have no idea why. Boston is kind of built to at least stay with Dame and, you know, Derek White is about as good of a person you're going to have to try to keep Dame in check, at least. And Boston's done a really good job of guarding Giannis over the years. They don't have Grant Williams this year, but I just don't think, I think there's as many ways this goes wrong as it goes right, I guess would be my final thought on this because for what they gave up, especially with that 29 unprotected and the two swaps and, you know, they are all in on this team. And you know my theory, when you go all in on a team, you better think you can win. Not positive, but it's an awesome trade. It really is. It makes the league so much more fun. Dame and Giannis together. I'm going to enjoy watching Portland. I still have my eating stock. Watching Phoenix fans slowly realize that Derkiszna isn't the answer is going to be fun and then we'll see where Drew Holliday goes. So really fun trade. We're going to talk about it a little bit more with Die Hard Bucks fan, Ben Thompson in one second. Let's take a break.
A highlight from What You Need to Know This Week (September 21stth)
"Hello, and welcome to the Crypto Cafe with Randi Zuckerberg. I'm your host, Randi. And in this cafe, we embrace newcomers and experts alike to all things at the center of tech disruption and innovation and where that meets up with art and creativity. Our recurring theme is what you need to know this week in the world of tech and creativity. And we like to do it all in 10 minutes or less. I'm delighted to be joined by two of my amazing teammates from Hug. Would love if you would check out thehug .xyz to see how we empower artists and provide tools for artists to take their practice into the next level using technology. But first, let's meet our guest contributors. First, we have Tina Lindell, marketing manager at Hug. Hi, Tina. Howdy. Hello. I'm so excited to be here again this week, Randi. I love it. I love having you back on the show. I'm also joined by Michael Liddig, who is a multidisciplinary artist himself and director of creator programming at Hug. Hi, Michael. Howdy, Randi. All right. So we before get into the topics that both of you brought to the table this week, which are fascinating topics in the world of tech and creativity, I just wanted our audience to know that I'm joined by some extreme athletes here from Hug. So Tina, maybe you could talk a little bit about your kind of epic hiking and climbing adventure in Peru. And then Michael, you can talk a little bit about our epic race that we did this weekend. So Tina, talk to me. I'm so impressed by what you did. So my fiancé is Peruvian, so we had it on our list to go to Peru and hike the Incan Trail, which was amazing. It was the hardest thing I've ever done. I was a fool. I didn't train for it. I still survived. And the way you see the world when you're kind of totally remote, there's no Wi -Fi, there's no computers, there's no TV. It's just you out in nature, hiking through different ecosystems, seeing different kinds of plants, trees, and going up so many stairs. There's more stairs than I've wished to climb again in a lifetime. But kind of you walk for four days and at the end of it, you get to the Sun Gate at the Incan Trail and you can see Machu Picchu. And there's so many things that you can do. It was absolutely incredible. Michael, you're the athlete here. You did something crazy recently, if I'm correct. Well, Randy convinced me to do something crazy, which was do a half marathon up a 5 ,000 -foot mountain, which is such a metaphor of living in the unknown, as Randy could talk about more too, which is when you think you're done with this mountain, there are more mountains ahead of you. So it was a wild, wild adventure. It took Randy and I six hours to do, but we literally, literally crawled through mud together and that will be one of my greatest memories of all time. It was, Michael, I think like crawling under barbed wire through a mud pit with you while like 50 people sang you Happy Birthday has got to be just like one of the greatest memories that I will hold on to. It was amazing. But you know what? I feel like these things show us that, you know, if an idea comes to your head, like hiking the Incan Trail or climbing a mountain and an idea comes to you that gives you butterflies in the pit of your stomach, it kind of means you have to do it. Like if something scares you and makes you a little uncomfortable. And I feel like that's at the root of where we all are at HUG also. There's a lot of things in tech and art that make all of us deeply uncomfortable and it just shows that you're on the right path. So let's get into our topics for this week. All right, so our first, dun dun dun, someone got in trouble. Tina, you wanted to talk about how the SEC came for one of the big digital art projects. So let us know what's on your mind. Yes, so someone did get in big trouble. So the SEC has charged the NFT product and web series Stoner Cats for conducting an unregistered offering of crypto asset securities. So Stoner Cats is a, or was, is a six episode series about talking house cats. It was actually founded by Mila Kunis and was set to star a bunch of celebs, including her husband, Ashton Kutcher, Jane Fonda, Seth MacFarlane, and even Gary Vee and the founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin. It was interesting. What the SEC is citing is back in 2021, Stoner Cats raised $8 million through NFT sales and they sold out in only 30 minutes, which is crazy. Now it's not unusual to see NFT projects promote the utility of ownership is the verbiage we're used to seeing. Where they're getting in trouble is their marketing campaign for Stoner Cats explicitly stated that owning their NFT would promise profits from secondary sales. That is not good. That is exactly why they're in hot water. Now what is interesting, and I want to talk to you guys about, is the SEC actually is citing and targeting memes shared from the Stoner Cats Twitter account as a violation. And what I think is funny is when we think of marketing, we think of TV commercials, we think of banner ads. We think of all kinds of memes. And I think that memes are a very powerful way to leverage visual language and common culture to spread a message. And that's exactly why brands and businesses and individuals need to be careful about what kind of memes they share. So what do you guys think? It's so fascinating. And you know what, honestly, I had a lawyer on the show a few months ago who was saying that you can't even use a rocket ship emoji in a press release or anything because even these visual images that we've gotten so used to using can connotate profits and success in business that you can't guarantee. So I think it is wild that we're now having to think about memes and emojis. And is that over promising things in business? But Michael, over to you. I'd love your thoughts. Yeah. I count this to be something of people were really excited about a new technology, which was the use of NFTs that you could sell them on the secondary market. And I remember when this came out, I was so excited that artists could be able to actually raise money on their projects in a more, what I thought was effective way. And so while I agree with what the SEC is doing, and I think it's good to put these guardrails on, I also think it will in some ways give us more opportunity in the future to really determine what does an NFT do, which is it provides utility, that's it, bar none, nothing else. And so it can challenge us to say, what does that utility unlock? Is it simply just art? Or is it something that unlocks something? So yeah, it's a complex thing, right? Yeah, very, very complex. And, you know, in some ways, I think it's a good thing that we're seeing more regulation in the space, because there were a lot of bad players and a lot of what kind of just blatant money grabs that were going on. On the other hand, I'm not sure that it's like the best use of anyone's time to be policing the use of memes and emojis. So hopefully we'll come to a happy medium in between these things. But Tina, thanks for bringing such a fascinating discussion topic to the table. And for our listeners out there, I'd love to hear what you think about the use of marketing materials and memes and emojis that could potentially get a company in trouble. All right, Michael, over to you. You wanted to talk a little bit about AI chatbots and how it's getting harder and harder to actually tell if you are chatting with a human or AI. Tell us more. Yeah, so talking about creativity, you know, an article just came out that AI chatbots on average showcase creativity rivaling most human participants. So that's pretty amazing, right? So we're saying now that the tools and the technology we've created on average is about the same type of creative thinking. Here's the caveat. It did not outperform the top creative thinkers. And so when I think about this, I'm thinking about how technology and tools is enhancing our creative thinking, but not taking it away. I remember like, you know, 20 years ago, when I wanted to go work on an artistic project, and I had to go to the library, wah, wah, wah. And I had to go to this thing called the image library in New York City. And I had to like go in the stacks and find all these images. Cut to five years later, I could literally Google that and Google image and find all those images super, super quick. So I'm seeing that these things become more efficient over time and challenges us to ask better questions to think in broader terms when it comes to our creative thinking. And so I think this is a good thing. Tina, your thoughts? Yeah, this is so exciting to me, because it brings me back to a quote I haven't thought about in a long time. And it's creativity is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it becomes. And we're seeing here, whether you're an individual or even an AI, the more you kind of work this creative muscle, the better and, you know, more imaginative it's going to become. So me, I'm a creative, I love to write poetry. So how do I get started writing poetry, I read a lot of poetry. And so this is exactly what these AIs are doing. They're taking in a lot of information and then creating output from that. That's exactly what humans do. So I see it as a challenge that if there's a world where AI is outperforming creativity, that tells me I should really work harder on my creativity. So I can become that top performing human that AI can't beat. Brandy? Yeah. Okay. It's so interesting because I remember, I mean, even back in college, we were studying, you know, like what happens when you are like, it was almost like can computers think that question, you know, posing that question. It's like, if you can't tell if you're having a conversation with a human or computer, does that mean that the computer is thinking? And how do you know? And I feel like now AI is raising all these same fascinating questions about just like what humanity means. And what like thought in conversation and creativity. So sorry, I'm clearly just having an existential crisis over here. I'm not really like answering either of your questions. I'm just spiraling. But it is it's both exciting and terrifying, don't you think? Oh, yeah, I think of like, Yuval No Harari's book Homo Deus, which is this ultimate potential question of are we are we going to merge with machines like this week, this week, Neuralink got permission to do human trials. Can you imagine? So people will now be able to put the Neuralink brain chip into their head. So what does this mean? Are we are we be like you said, Randy, am I having an existential crisis? Are we becoming half robot, half human? I mean, I kind of welcome our robot overlords, you know, like just bring it bring it on in our final moments together, because we have promised our listeners 10 minutes and I could talk to you guys for hours. Michael, tell us a little bit about what you're working on at hug right now and what you're excited about. And then we'll over to you, Tina. Yeah, super excited about a few things. One is a big partnership. You know, I lead education at hug. So I'm always thinking about what kind of insights can we provide artists around selling their work, getting their work out there networking. And we've been working hard as we shop around how we can educate creators around how to use this more effectively and diversify their income. So that's where my brains at a lot these days. What about you, Tina? Well, kind of piggybacking on your comment about this print shop we're launching. So we're inviting guest curators to help us pick the art that will be sold in the print shop. And today we just opened a call to look for spooky, scary, like Halloween art. To sell in October. I'm so excited. I love fall. I love Halloween. I love ghosts and scary things. And we've invited one of my favorite artists, Mumbot, to guest curate for that. She's so much fun. She has these ghost characters in her art. She originally made these characters to share with her children. And so very excited to see what kind of spooky, scary Halloween art comes her way. I am all about the spooky, scary Halloween art. So I'm going to be all over that that print shop and everything else. Thank you both so much. Tina, Michael, always a pleasure to chat with you about everything from the SEC cracking down on memes to A .I. chat bots becoming more human like to all of our extreme athletic adventures together and apart. Wonderful to chat with you both. Definitely encourage everyone to check out Thehug .xyz. Tina, Michael and the rest of the team are doing an extraordinary job bringing opportunity and resources to artists of all kinds out there. Join us next week for a brand new episode of What You Need to Know here in the Crypto Cafe with me, Randy Zuckerberg, and my incredible Hug contributors.
Mike Guevara Opens Up About His Transition to Coaching and the Chip on His Shoulder
"Than 1 % of people are playing at that college level make it to the pro level? Sure, and one of the things we talked about earlier about Educating entertaining inspiring is like even if you don't make it to that pro level There's things you can do to impose wise and like you were able to obviously transition Flawlessly into your current career now seamlessly. You're right You know, we play organized sports growing up and there's a lot of tools and gifts that come from that that Have nothing to do with the sport and that's exactly what that was for me. No question about it. I mean because of the fact that I was ordained to go down this path of Being counted out always having a chip on my shoulder blah blah blah blah To developing all these qualities that turned me into a coach That was the most amazing journey that I could have ever endured Because it gave me my passion in my career, which is not work, right? You you don't work a day in your life if you love what you do, and I haven't worked since 2006 Because I've been coaching since 2006 and these are one of these things that you know I try to educate a lot of coaches that are up and coming and on their journey as well as like it took me a Good eight to eleven years to truly Start to make a quality living from a financial perspective like it was a long long journey But it didn't feel long because I enjoyed going to work every single day. I enjoyed Changing people's lives for the better and inspiring them. So, you know, they always ask how did you get to where you're at? How do you work with such amazing athletes and you know, a lot of it is patience time and just investing the Sweat equity into your craft and over time if you truly are following your passion in your heart Everything else takes care of itself and I really believe in that and I'm a testament to it But don't get into strength and conditioning or performance thinking that it's a high -paying job because it's simply not It's simply not you know, we do it because we love to coach and that's really the bottom foundation Yeah, Underlying factor and you've been consistent. Like you said since I was six. This is what you've been doing coaching the training impacting people positively Talk to me about that chip on your shoulder because I think a lot of athletes have that Some do some don't I think some people are always of the opinion that I you don't want to have that for too long But I think like I've got that there's a reason why I see success after having that. Oh, yeah, I mean, I Know that Boulder could be excessive if you allow it to If it's if it's affecting your relationships and how you approach people and how you interact with your teammates and your coaches Of course, it's gonna hurt you versus help you but that ship for me was just consistently being counted out as a small Asian wide receiver or football player and that you know That was difficult that was difficult to handle and I didn't have anybody that looked like me to Use as you know, the North Star I never had any North Star Who looks like me that's doing what I want to do. Mm -hmm and helping me get through this nobody so You know, my dad always just taught me like don't take shit from nobody. I hope I concur. Sorry And you know have honor but also don't disrespect tolerate and he always just instilled that in me and I use that as a as a badge of courage as my North Star to continue to fight and to continue to to do what I felt Was true my true passion and my true path
A highlight from GMFB's Peter Schrager + Traina Thoughts
"He'll forget about the video game you gave him on his birthday. Wow! Thanks, Grandpa! But he'll never forget how you invested in his future with the U -Nest app. Wow. Thanks, Grandpa. The U -Nest app makes it easy for grandparents and family friends to give funds to a child's investment account for a limited time. Download the U -Nest app and use the code IHEART50 at sign up to receive a $50 bonus when you fund your account. That's code IHEART50 when you sign up at UNEST .CO for a $50 bonus. See terms and conditions at UNEST .CO. IBM. Let's create. What if I told you there was more to the story behind game -changing events? Get ready for my new podcast, That Moment with Daymond John. Every Tuesday on the Black Effect Podcast Network, we'll jump into the personal stories of some of the most influential people on the planet, from business moguls and celebrities to athletes and artists. Join me every Tuesday for That Moment with Daymond John on the Black Effect Podcast Network, the IHEART Radio app, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you go to get your podcasts. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there. Welcome, everyone, to SI Media with Jimmy Trainor. Thank you so much for listening. Had a week off last week during a little summer, but appreciate everyone coming back. This week after the week off, we have the great Peter Schrager from Good Morning Football and FOX on the show this week. Football quickly approaching, get into a lot of stuff with Peter about the upcoming season. Big media changes in terms of TV, broadcast stuff, Peter's crazy schedule, doing Good Morning Football every morning, Monday through Friday, and then off to California for FOX. So great stuff with Peter Schrager, always a great guest. And of course, following Peter, we have Salicata and Trainor Thoughts this week, where we get into a variety of topics, including the scandal with The Blind Side, a little bit of the Johnny Manziel documentary, talk about some NFL win total over -unders with Sal and much more. So Peter Schrager followed by Salicata on this episode. Quickly, if you missed it, two weeks ago, last guest was Christopher Maddog. Russo got tremendous feedback on that podcast. Everyone who listened to it seemed to have loved it. Really tremendous feedback with Maddog two weeks ago. So if you missed it, check that out. WWE fan Seth Rollins and Cody Rhodes have been on the pod in recent weeks. Bob Kravitz from The Athletic, who was laid off and then took some shots at the company. He was on the pod recently as well. So if you missed any of those, listen to them. Go into the archives, download, listen, subscribe to SI Media with Jimmy Trainor, leave a review on Apple. We'll be reading those in a couple of weeks and appreciate it all. All right, let's get to this week's show. Peter Schrager followed by Trainor Thoughts and Salicata all right here, on right now SI Media with Jimmy Trainor.
A highlight from Dennis & Julie: Gam Zeh Yaavor
"Hey there, Dennis Prager and Julie Hartman. Dennis and Julie. Shalom. Oh boy. Auf Wiedersehen. Hello. So here's my theory. There are as many female characters as male characters. I knew you were going to say something about characters. Well, because you're a character. Which is, by the way, just for the record, you cannot become one. There are no trans characters. Transgender characters? No, no. Trans characters. When I hear trans. If you're not a character. I see now. You cannot. There is no medication, no surgery possible to become a character if you're not one. Is that true of any other quality? Is there something else that you have to be born with? It's an interesting question. Well, I certainly like athletic ability. Extraordinary. Right. Right. But you have to work at that. You don't have to work at being a character. It is so natural. I'm a character. You're a character. My, let's see, my dad was a character. Is Sue? No. Oh, Sue. Sue a character. I know Sue so well. So it's interesting that I even asked. Sue, first of all. She's a wonderful laugh and a wonderful. Oh, no, that has nothing to do with anything. You're right. Yeah, but she's not a character. There's a rule, Jules, and that is characters marry non -characters and vice versa. So the odds of your husband, that lucky, lucky, lucky man to be, will be a character. The odds are very low. But I also want someone who's fun and interesting. Well, that's my wife. She's fun and interesting. Yes, true. Except when we drive. Really? Oh, I didn't. Come on. You know my theory. She turns into Mr. Hyde or Ms. Hyde. No, I don't. I've never heard you speak about this. Almost every man thinks that. She nudges you? She talks to you about how to drive better? That is when the Sanskrit comes into play. My dad quoted you so much on the trip we were on. I tell the story of your parents. Oh my gosh. And the Sanskrit. He said one time we were in the airport and my dad is a typical man slash dad in the airport. We have to be three hours at a minimum early. God forbid we're not first in line at the gate. He always has the tickets out. He's like everyone who walks by, he's like sky priority, sky priority. He gets so anxious. And my mom, I guess, dropped her passport or something. She picked it right up and my dad got so anxious and he said, and otherwise he's a very chill guy, but when he entered, when he steps into an airport, all the chillness goes away. He turns into a nervous wreck. And he said, women were brought on earth to terrorize men. Well, that's not my Sanskrit line, but it's related. It's a cousin. Yes. It's a cousin. Tell the story though, and then I have a lot of stuff I want to ask you and talk about, but you've got to tell people how your parents reacted so differently to my ridiculous line on the radio. That in wife Sanskrit is she who finds flaws in her husband. The story is when I first started working for Dennis about two years ago, we were in his library at his home, which has what, 6 ,000 books. Of course, I'm the reader. I'm loving it. Going through and we were looking at a book on language and Dennis looks at me and I didn't know you very well. So everything you said, and I still hang on to a lot of things that you say because you're so full of wisdom, but especially in those early days, everything that you said, I was thinking, oh my God, Dennis Prager said this, I have to remember that. You look at me, totally dead serious, and look at the camera and he goes, you know that wife is Sanskrit for flaw finder, and I'm like, oh, Dennis Prager knows so much language, you know, filing that away. I go home that night sitting at dinner with my parents, what did you learn from your second day at work? I go, oh, we were talking about language and he told me the wife is Sanskrit for flaw finder, and my mom is nodding and my dad just starts cracking up. I love it. You know, another difference between my parents with regard to our work. Wait, I just want to make that clear to everybody. Your dad immediately knew it was hilarious. Yes, my dad knew it was a joke. And your mother thought, really? Oh yeah, I thought. Right, okay. Because Dennis has this trick where he says something. Right, absurd. Absurd in a dead serious look and tone. Another thing, I know we've also said this on the air before, but I think it's so funny. My mom was convinced for a time that you hated Sean.
A highlight from The Incompetence Of Biden & Kamala Harris Is Stunningly Apparent
"This is your source for breaking news and what to make of it all. This is the Mike Gallagher Show. We always ask people, who do you want to see be the 2024 nominee? And six months ago, Ron DeSantis, he would always come up. He was the first one. If it wasn't Trump, it was him. People don't even mention it right now. They're not your kids, Joe. I'm sorry. And it also took you four and a half years to even acknowledge your own granddaughter in Arkansas. And we really could see Trump and maybe even up to a dozen other people face charges early this week. Now, from the ReliefFactor .com studios, here's Mike Gallagher. What a weekend. The Iowa State Fair. We want Trump. The crowd went wild as Ron DeSantis was literally overshadowed by Trump at the Iowa State Fair. You know, I'm going to say this, I've been saying it over and over again, and some people give me grief for it. In fact, Barbara came up to me at the event in San Diego the other night and said that she wanted me to be all in for Trump and I'm not supportive enough of Trump, which is news to me since I always get criticized for being too far in the tank for President Trump. But I'm sorry, I'm not going to deceive you or pretend that DeSantis is being treated really unfairly. Are you listening to him? Are you paying attention to what he says, what he offers? I believe that he should have waited until 2028. And I would dream of a Trump DeSantis ticket in 2024. But everything DeSantis says is exactly what America wants from a president. He's being treated really, really unfairly. Not a whole lot around that. And let's face it, if Biden is the nominee, I don't want to jinx this, but anybody should be able to beat him. Did you hear what he said over the weekend about the wildfires in Hawaii? Now this has been a devastating event. Thousands and thousands and thousands of people have lost everything. That one historic town is completely wiped out. People were jumping into the into the ocean to escape the flames. It's just a hellscape, right? So there's Biden on the beach again, again, man lives on the beach. He's only been on vacation in the two and a half years or so that he's been president about 40 weeks. Hey, Derek, would you get me a fact check on that for me, please? I want to get the exact amount of vacation time that Grandpa Joe has been taking since he was sworn into office after the spectacularly efficient and effective and pristine election of 2020, where nothing went wrong and people just revolted and a record amount of votes for the guy who never left his basement, who never campaigned, Joe Biden. Let's find out just exactly how many weeks of vacation he's been gone. Well, I'll get you that number in just a moment. But I want to play this clip of you because I saw this report on social media from a Bloomberg reporter covering Biden. And the reporter said Justin Sink from Bloomberg reported after a couple of hours on the Rehoboth, Delaware beach, Biden was asked about the rising death toll in Hawaii. No comment, he said, before heading home. I thought there's no way there's no way he can't be that out of it. He can't be that cruel. He can't be that detached. He can't be that addled. There's no way he's going to give a no comment to a reporter asking about the death toll in Hawaii. Now, this video and audio is a little hard to hear. Adam's going to crank it up as loud as he can. But there is video evidence of Biden's callousness. Will you come talk about the Hawaii response, Mr. President? He stood there. Any comment about the rising death toll in in Maui? And he said, no, no comment and walked away. No comment in his golf shirt with his stupid baseball cap on after he stumbled around the I'm beach. going to get a number here in just a moment. I want you to, I'm going to fact, I'll get a fact check here on how many weeks he's been on vacation. I know it's been almost half the time he's spent in office. Unbelievable. So Trump or DeSantis or Vivek or whoever it's going to be is going to be able to get on the debate stage and say, do you plan to work in your next term? Three hundred and fifty two days. He's been on vacation. Three hundred and fifty two days. I'm just going to divide this up as 50 weeks, 50. I thought it was 40. He's been on vacation for 50 with not 15, 50, 50 weeks. I mean, gosh, no wonder Eric Hanson was gone for two solid weeks. He's following a page from the Joe Biden playbook. You know, hey, if you're going to if you're going to go big or go home, forget this couple of days off at a time, take two weeks off, take four. Next time, Eric's going to take four weeks off instead of two. And Eric, too, has to go to the beach. Everybody needs like beach time. Everybody needs like mental health clearance time. Cars don't work. Stay home. OK. Guess Uber doesn't work. I guess Uber doesn't. I'm telling you what, the whole world's going crazy. If everybody around you is going nuts. What do you do about it? And of course, my wife always used to say, maybe it's not them, Mike. Maybe it's not them. Speaking of family, many thanks to everybody who's been praying for my son, Trevor. He had a surgery the other day when I was out in San Diego for our big event out there. Trevor had his toes amputated on his right foot because of his diabetes, who is always the cruel irony that Trevor is the athletic fit one that really just doesn't seem fair. You know, he loves to be he's very, very physical, very athletic, very active. They thought they were going to amputate his foot because of an infection that he got in his in his foot. Instead, they just amputated the toes. He says he's doing great. I talked to him a lot over the weekend, talked to him late last night. He said, Dad, it's the weirdest thing that phantom pain they talk about is real because my toes hurt. And he goes, I don't have any toes on that right foot. And of course, he sent me some videos and pictures. And I tried to be the strong dad without, you know, fainting as he's showing me his new foot. But he's a tough, tough young man and he's a warrior. And I am absolutely grateful for the prayers and the warm wishes that I've gotten from so many people for our family. His older brother is there. Brian's taking care of him. His daughter, Lily, is taking care of him. My other son, Matthew, is going into Minneapolis today to take care of him. So many, many, many, many thanks to the prayers for Trevor Gallagher. Of course, yep, he's the same one that had the car accident. Listen, when you see the car that he was driving when he was in the head on collision, do we still have that video, that picture that we can send out? Isn't it car at 800 -655 -MIKE? And you send and we'll send you back the picture of the car that Trevor was in, the head on crash in Arlington, what was that, a year ago, year and a half ago? And I knew with all the challenges he's had with diabetes, he was in this terrible car accident and he broke his legs, his knees. I mean, he had, gosh, he was banged up. Poor kid was banged up big time. I say kid, young man, what is he, 40 now. But lucky to be alive. But I remember after when I went to the hospital the day after his accident, I was thinking, gosh, I hope to heck he does not have further complications with his diabetes as a result of the accident. And inevitably that is what happened. So anyway, many thanks to the prayers that so many of you have been have been extending for Trevor. He's going to be just fine. I think it is right. Do we have it? Is that right, Derek? Yeah, keyword car. So if you send the keyword car to the MyPillow text line, which is 800 -655 -MIKE, you'll get a picture back of the car that Trevor was driving. He was in a head on collision. He's going about 50 miles an hour. How he survived that thing, I mean, I see that car and I just get a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach again. The car caught on fire. I mean, he literally had to break out of the door and crawl out on his badly broken legs. Both of his legs were shattered pretty badly.
A highlight from The Frustrations of Political Leadership: Kamala Harris, Biden Family, and Trumps Popularity
"I mean, these are the most sensitive people on earth. They belong in little bubbles and, and these are the owners of the Orioles. Like give me a break. They're totally putting a wet blanket on what's otherwise a really good season for them. Welcome to another Financial Guys podcast. I'm Mike Hayflick along with my, no video, no image, Mike Speraza, partner. Haha. I get the whole screen to myself, Mike. If you're online watching folks, you only see me today. This is take two for everybody out there too, because we are a computer literate. So here we are. I think this was a message from up above. We got to get Mike Speraza's face off of off the screens. And here, here it is. Well, I'll figure out some other way. Kelsey told me how to do video. And I already forgot. So maybe we'll just put a nice big picture of me on the screen. There you go. Yeah. Do that. Maybe playing like badminton or something. I don't know. And looking athletic. That's right. Yes. Yes. All right. Well, Mike, I want to start with this. It's, um, a little light, but it's sad. It's sadly light because it's Kamala Harris, Mike. And I'm going to play a couple of clips and then I want to play a most recent clip of her words of wisdom. And honestly, we've talked about this before where it's almost like to the point of not funny, because this is literally the second person in charge of our country, the first, if anything were to happen to Joe Biden. So let me just play this oldie, but goodie first. We will discuss the work that we will do together to strengthen our space cooperation. You and I spoke briefly about the beginning of the next era and for you, what that means in terms of your leadership and your vision for the future. And certainly strengthening our space cooperation would be a part of that agenda, including of course, using our space cooperation to think about how we strengthen the economic prosperity. Yes. Using multiple words many, many times for emphasis. Here's one with children, Mike, this is space and children who, if you don't recall this, I'm here it goes. You guys are going to see, you're going to literally see the craters on the moon with your own eyes. With your own eyes. I'm telling you, it is going to be unbelievable. So that's one of the things we can do here too, which makes it so exciting. That was with children, Mike. Child actors. Yeah. Child actors. Yeah. Because how could she possibly connect with children in just their natural state? They've got to be as actors and actresses. All right. And then this Mike of late, she's delving into the financial world with this goodie. Oh yay. So for years we have worked to expand investment in community banks because you see community banks specialize in providing loans and financial assistance to small business owners, in particular, those in overlooked and underserved communities, including rural communities. And as the name suggests, community banks are in the community. They understand the needs of the people they serve. They understand the capacity and the opportunity, such as the capacity and the opportunity of this community that big banks often overlook or just don't get.
A highlight from Part 1: USAs World Cup Collapse, Basebrawls, Jets Optimism, Life in The G-League and The OC 20 Years Later | with Gabe York and Zoe Simmons
"Coming up, an unexpected two -part podcast cameo from me. It's next. We're also brought to you by the Ringer Podcast Network, where we turned over Sean Fennesey and Amanda Dobbins' big picture feed to Brian Raftery. It's a narrative podcast called, Do We Get to Win This Time? How Hollywood Made the Vietnam War. You can find it on the big picture starting on Tuesday. And it is an idea I'm really excited about because it came from a class that I did as a senior in college in 1992. Me and my friend Horgs talked a movies professor into doing a special Vietnam War movies class where we watched basically every Vietnam War movie that had been made up to 1992 and then tried to write a big picture term paper about it. And the thing that was really fascinating about that class and something that stuck with me was just that whole concept of Hollywood reinventing the entire Vietnam experience under the premise of, Did We Get to Win This Time? So we got Brian involved and he turned the idea into an awesome, awesome podcast. I even went and dug up the term paper that I wrote 31 years ago. I thought it was gonna be horrendous. It wasn't bad. I was kind of proud of myself, retroactively 31 years later. Anyway, Do We Get to Win This Time? How Hollywood Made the Vietnam War. It is gonna be in the big picture podcast starting on Tuesday. So that's one piece of business. Second, new rewatchables on Monday night. It is the 300th movie that we've done. It's a special one. We're doing National Lampoon's Vacation. It was time. Meet Chris Ryan, Van Lathan. Yeah, and Van was pushing for it because we wanted to do Christmas Vacation during the holidays and you can't do Christmas Vacation. If we do National Lampoon's Vacation, super fun. Can't wait for you to listen to it. And we'll be running the video at some point on the YouTube channel, youtube .com slash Bill Simmons, where we put up a whole bunch of rewatchables podcasts in case you missed it. Boogie Nights is up there now. Goodfellas, Independence Day, just a slew of them. So if you're bored and you wanna throw on some rewatchables and watch us make fun of each other, there you go. Last but not least, I don't wanna say this is the most important, but it's certainly the thing I spent the most time on. Our documentary that we did about the G League with Religion of Sports and Ringer Films, we combined, and it is premiering on Tuesday, August 8th. It is called Destination NBA, A G League Odyssey. It's really good. We immersed ourselves into the G League season. We followed Scoot Henderson, Gabe York, Ryan Terrell, Mason Jones, and Denzel Valentine. And the big question was, what is this world like? What's it like to be in the G League? And I am really proud of where we landed with it. And we even have, much later in this podcast, Gabe York is gonna come on. He's one of the five that we followed, and he's gonna tell us what it's like as you're holding on to your dream in your late 20s. We try not to spoil the doc too much with Gabe, but I really liked him. He's probably the guy that jumps out of the doc in the most sympathetic way. So look forward for you to watch it. It is prime video, Tuesday, August 8th, Destination NBA. A G League Odyssey. You love basketball, just watch it, it's good. So there you go. This is gonna be part one of a two -part podcast. Gabe is coming up later. My daughter Zoe Simmons is coming up later because we did a whole bunch of OC stuff on the Prestige TV podcast. I was even on two of the episodes. But I ended up watching season one of the OC. And my daughter was watching with us and loved the show. And she was born a year and a half after it premiered. So me and her broke down season one from the perspective of what is it like when somebody 18 watches the OC, a show that is now two decades old. The anniversary was actually August 6th. And what she liked, what she didn't like, what people aren't doing anymore for her kind of audience. And we just dove into it. So that is much later. First, coming out of the gate, I'm gonna open a six -pack because we have a lot to discuss over the past three weeks, all the stuff I missed. So that's gonna be part one. And then part two, which is gonna go up later on Sunday night, me and Rossello doing this evergreen idea that we've always wanted to do. And this seemed like the perfect time because nothing's happening in basketball. So that's gonna be part two later tonight. Part one coming up. First, our friends from ProJax. What's up? All right, I'm taping this. It is Sunday afternoon Pacific time. And I'm gonna open a six -pack. There's a bunch of stories in sports and culture that happened over the last three weeks. I was just writing stuff down, things that would have been fun for podcast segments. I was just like, man, I wish I could have given my thoughts on that. Just gonna rip through them. So I have six and then maybe a couple bonus ones at the end. The first one, the biggest one, was the US women's soccer team, which lost today in penalty kicks to Sweden, scored zero goals in the last two games, scored one goal in the last three games, and that was off a corner kick. You could feel from the beginning that something was off with this team. It was all the ways. You knew in a checklist of what are the red flags? There were just red flags galore. And the only person who was really calling it out in time over and over again was Carli Lloyd, who was doing the Fox studio show. And she was the one person in the horror movie who knows the house is haunted. And everyone's like, shut up. You're not being patriotic. You just wish you were still on the team. She was right. She was right from the get -go. This team, you could see it before the Vietnam game when it was like, look at the new Nike suits. Look at these new suits. And they're all like styling as they head into the locker room. And they're running commercials. And every player has a commercial. There's players who've never done anything of that commercials. And the vibe was just off. They only beat Vietnam three -nothing in a bracket where goal differential was gonna be super -duper important. And that was a huge red flag. And we did the usual thing that we've been doing since 2019, 2015 of, oh, well, they almost scored a bunch of times. Oh, well, if that had gone in or some bad luck. There was just an arrogance to this team. Like they were carrying themselves like the defending champs, the same way like the Denver Nuggets would go into next NBA season. Like we're the champs. I was like, yeah, you are the champs because the season just happened. The World Cup happened four years ago. Everyone's four years older or wasn't on the team. And you could see they wanted to build the team instead of around the identity of, here are these new up and coming awesome stars that are gonna be in your life. They were really latching on to Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe. Alex Morgan's 34, Megan Rapinoe's 37. I think one of the differences between the discourse with women's sports and men's sports is that in men's sports, we grasp for angles. And if somebody is disappointing in some way, we really go nuts. Like think of how James Harden's been treated over the last 12 years. So he's one of the 35 best players ever and has taken just an incredible amount of shit. Oh my God, the playoffs, look at his game log. Oh, he choked again. Alex Morgan, who scored twice in her first two games in the World Cup in 2011, she scored once in 2015 in seven games. She scored six times in 2019, five against Thailand in a game that was 13 to nothing, one in the other six, and then scored nothing in the four games this time around. If you take away that Thailand game, she has scored two goals in the last 17 World Cup games. This is the striker. This is the one who's supposed to be the most dangerous player in the field, who's supposed to produce goals. And she hasn't produced goals since the mid 2010s on the national level. And yet it's Alex Morgan. She was supposed to be the next one. We got to keep propping her up and pretending she's a superstar. She's not a superstar. She's really honestly never been a superstar. She certainly hasn't been as impactful as somebody like Abby Wambach was. So you have the team built around her. She's got to play. They play her the entire game, game two, the entire game, game three. She plays like 95 minutes in this game today, and they don't score goals. And the announcers just won't talk about it. It's like being on an AYSO team that your kid's on, and the coach is playing somebody at striker, and everyone's like, why don't they play Sally at striker instead of the coach's daughter? It's like, oh, you know, the coach's daughter. She's got to play there. So you have that, and then you have Rapinoe, who's 37 years old, who's just, unfortunately, great career, legendary, true legend, huge big time player. And when you hit your late 30s in soccer, it's a wrap. She looked like Yudana Rapinoe, not big Rapinoe, and comes out for the last 25 minutes of this game and can't do anything, and then misses the penalty kick. That's the thing. If you're beholden to past performance, you can't expect to succeed in the moment. And I did feel like, what were this team's strengths? Speed. They had Sophia Smith, who really was bad the last three games on the left wing. Like, she just, she couldn't even connect passes. Trinity Rodman, who's a beast. Lynn Williams, who's super fast and athletic and had some really nice moments the last two games. And then Alyssa Thompson, who's the prodigy, who's the, you know, potential tiger or LeBron of this team. 18 years old, best high school player I've ever had. They won't even throw her out there. But this was not a team that could connect passes. They weren't, like, especially creative. The coaching was just bizarre, and we'll never see that guy again. But it was like, the one thing they did have was speed, especially the forwards, and they just threw that away. And Alex, you know, couldn't do anything. So now they're out. It's the most disappointing finish of the last 25 years for the women's team. And it reminds me in a lot of ways that 2004 Olympic basketball team that we had, the USA team. And I tweeted this, I think after the second game, because that was a team that was between eras, like this one was, where all the best players on that 2014, the ones in their primes, weren't that good, except for Duncan. And Duncan was completely banged up. He'd played so many NBA games the last couple of years. I think his knee was hurt. But, you know, it was Iverson and Marbury. The talent, it just was a between eras. And you had guys on the bench, like LeBron and Carmelo and Wade, who were four years away. Kobe wasn't on the team. And it just felt generationally, like we caught that team in the wrong time. The style was wrong. And we learned all these lessons and we moved on. 2008, we win. There's a documentary about it. But this team felt like it was between eras. The Alex Morgan, Rapinoe era, which was basically done. And then you have this era coming up with Rodman and Sophia Smith and Alyssa. And, you know, it's just four years from now, we'll probably be fine. But they need to re -imagine this. And I think if you're gonna learn any lesson from this, it doesn't matter what happened four years ago. It's the World Cup. It matters what's happening now. So that's one thing. Second thing. So Jaylen Brown gets this huge contract, $304 million. Some people seem surprised that it was that much money. Chris Ryan even took a shot at it when we did our library watchables. Hurt my feelings a tiny bit. Mainly because I didn't really have a comeback. Rosella did something on his podcast about how this actually makes sense. This amount of money, when you think of how the salary cap has climbed just since 2015, and it's gonna keep climbing. And there's this world you can go into where you think about just how much everything is gonna cost in the NBA four or five years from now, that Jaylen Brown at $70 million isn't actually gonna be that intimidating. The same way we feel about Tobias Harris for $40 million now, or Klay Thompson, $40 million now. Yeah, you don't really wanna pay $40 million for Klay Thompson, but you can survive it. And I think that's gonna be where the Celtics land with Jaylen. Here's why they had to do it. They're the favorites on FanDuel right now. They're plus 470. The thing that made them the most special and has made them the most special for the last five, six years is the Jaylen Brown -Jason Tatum combo. They've been incredibly successful. The team itself has made five conference finals in the last seven years. They came super close to making the finals last year. I have now gone into the what if zone with that Celtics team where what if Tatum doesn't hurt his ankle on the first play? Do we beat Miami? They were close is the point. And when you're that close, you can't fuck around. This is not Bradley Beal resigning with Washington for 50 million a year when everybody knows you can't get past the eight seed with Bradley Beal. This is different. You're trying to win a title. You're trying to keep all your optionality open. The thing that's a little scary about it, nobody seems to totally know if he wants to be in Boston. This is something we've discussed on this pod. It's been floating out there. The fact that he wasn't happy about landing in the Kevin Durant trade rumors a couple years ago. And just in general, where the league is now, where as Woj called it, the transfer portal, where people get their contract first and then they decide what they want to do. And I think for the Celtics, they know they bought themselves a year with Jalen and they are still one of the favorites to win the title. And a lot of it's going to depend on health and Porzingis. You could also, I don't want to make the case, but you might be able to make the case that Brown had a fucked up hand last year. Cause he did. Cause he sliced his hand open. It was bleeding even during the Philly series. And maybe that was why his ball handling went sideways. Listen, you got to do the contract. It just breaks your brain. I remember a million years ago, Sports Illustrated and Inside Sports say every year they would have like a salary issue. And they would talk about these guys are making $1 million a year. And it seemed like so much money. And now where we're heading with the money, plus the NBA is the meteorites deal. The moment any of these guys becomes unhappy, what do you do? Because you're paying Jalen, let's say you're paying him 55 million a year. Plus he is the trade kicker, which the team has to pay. Right? So if he decides after a year, you know what? I'm tired of being the scapegoat. Everybody loves Jason. I'm like the middle brother of this team. I want my own team. I want to go to Houston or Atlanta. You got to trade me. What are the Celtics going to do? On top of who would want out, you don't have a lot of options and you turn into what the situation Portland's in with Deem. And then on top of it, it's so much money. It's impossible to get any sort of a fair trade for the guy. So they had to do it. And optionality the that comes out of it is frightening. I remember in the early 2000s, when the first time the contracts kind of went nuts and you would see that people get signing like six -year, $100 million deals, seven -year, $110 million deals. And the Celtics really, really stupidly traded for Vin Baker. One of the worst trades of the last 30 years for Boston Sports. A trade so bad, you knew it instantaneously. And I wrote a piece that you can probably find somewhere in the ESPN archives about it, where I compared it to the end of Thelma Louise when Harvey Keitel is running toward the cliff trying to stop the car from going off the cliff. That's how I thought about the Vin Baker trade when it happened. Then it happens and you just had this salary albatross. It's a salary cap league. And you're like, wow, we just threw away 20 % of our salary cap on this trade. There's going to be a couple of those that are just franchise killers. And whether that leads to them bringing back the amnesty clause, who knows? I wish, I've made this, I've had this idea before. I wish that they had a rule in there that if you drafted a guy, every year that he stays in the team, you get rewarded in some way from a salary cap luxury tax type thing, right? So Jaylen was 2016 draft, this would be his eighth year. Maybe like after the seventh year, because that's usually like the third contract. The guy stays in the team, maybe each year after that, he doesn't count for 2 % of the luxury tax, up to like 30%, something like that. The point is the Warriors should be rewarded for keeping Draymond and Klay and Curry from a tax standpoint, that they were that smart to draft those guys, keep those guys together. They should be incentivized, the players, to want to stay with them because there's some luxury tax stuff that the team gets. And the team should want to be incentivized to take care of those guys because it's also beneficial to them. I just wish they figured out some version of that rule. Anyway, Jaylen was always signing for $304 million. Talk to me in a year, I'll keep my fingers crossed. Next thing, I missed the running back pity party. This was crazy. The running backs all got together and they were really upset about how much money they made. And I don't know what to tell you. There's too many running backs and not enough running back spots. And I don't know if you're trying to build a responsible salary cap team in a collectively bargained era, why would you spend $30 million over two years on a running back unless the running back was awesome? Nobody even wants to spend more than $11 million on running back. So I knew that this was crazy when Damien Harris, who was on the Patriots, who I thought was really good. He's maybe not an elite running back, but a good running back, right? Somebody that if he had been on the Chiefs, he easily could have started for the Chiefs. And he signed with the Bills for like one year, 2 million. And when that happened, combined with Pacheco on the Chiefs' seventh round pick, they won the Super Bowl with him. It's just, this position's devalued. I work on this player, I've been actually working on it the last couple of weeks where I try to rank the players for blue chippers, red chippers, pink chippers, honorable mention, and have this whole point system. And so quarterbacks, Mahomes, who's the alpha of that position, he's worth 10 points. And you could even see this in the point spread. If Mahomes gets hurt, the Chiefs are 10 points, nine points, whatever, less than what they would be as a favorite. They'd switch to an underdog. And you go on down the line. Jalen Hurts, I had him as an eight. I had Joe Burrow as a nine. And you go on, you keep going down, and it's like, Geno Smith's probably a two. But then you look at some of the other positions and you have to value them the same way the salary cap values them and teams value them. Guards, they aren't worth that much. Running backs, sorry, they're not worth that much. My top running back was three points because ultimately running backs don't really matter that much. In the last like five, six years, I would say Derrick Henry was the only running back that you could definitively say, this guy almost won the Super Bowl. Like he was that good. Other than that, you know, it's plug and play, quarterbacks, it's receivers. It's much harder to find the number one receiver. Every team needs one. It's much more tangible if you don't have the number one receiver. And it's much easier to just kind of scrap together the running back position. And yet people went nuts about this. We ironically had this in the NBA with centers. You know, Vucevic, who's a really good offensive player, he signed for 60 million for three years, 20 million a year. And Jaylen Brown's going to make $52 million a year. Is Jaylen Brown two and a half times better than Vucevic? No, it's just, he plays a way more important position. You can only play one center at a time. You can patch together the center position. You could have like Isaiah Hartenstein for $8 million. You could, you know, get Robert Williams for 16. You don't need to spend what Phoenix did on Eaton where they're paying $8 and $30 million a year at center. And you don't really need to do that. You kind of feel obligated if you don't want to lose the asset. But I think the NBA is going to go this way eventually where unless it is Jokic or Embiid, the center or Bam Adebayo, it's a bonus. You could argue that was already an overpay. They gave him a huge extension. The Lakers just gave Anthony Davis $60 million a year as an extension. I would argue that's a little frightening. I feel like you could patch together the center position. What really matters in basketball is having the creator. And this was the argument five years ago with Luka versus Eaton for the number one pick. And I made this argument. It was like, go look at who wins the NBA title every year. It's always the people who have the creator. There's somebody who's on the perimeter of the ball in their hands. Even Jokic, who wins the title this year, he was a creator. He's not a typical center, right? He's basically their point guard on offense who could post up. So this happened in the NBA. Nobody went nuts. And this is happening in football. And is this where football is. If you want to make the most amount of money playing in the NFL, I don't know why you would be a running back. I would be a cornerback. I would be a wide receiver. I'd be an edge rusher. But if you're a running back, you know your shelf life's probably like five, six years. You know the money is not totally gonna be there. Now they're in this, like you have people like JK Dobbins, like, I might hold out. It's like, really? You didn't barely even play in the field. Barkley said he was gonna hold out. And then, you know, probably looked at it. And the money for Barkley is like 10, 11 million. That's unfortunately the market. So you can't fix this. They collectively bargained it. And until we get to the next CBA, I don't know how you fix it. I thought it was really weird. It felt like people had nothing to talk about. And it was like, ah, let's feel bad for running backs. All right, let's take a break. And then I'm gonna finish the rest of the six pack. All right, picking up on the six pack. We're gonna talk a little more football. I talked about the running back pity party. This is a different kind of party. The Jets optimism, which has just been stunning to me over the course of July. I have Jets fans in my life. These are people that usually have no hope and are very reminiscent of the pre -2004 Red Sox fans, just assuming the worst at all times. Why does God hate us? All that stuff. And now they have this crazy optimism based on the fact that they brought in Aaron Rodgers, who I did not think was very good last year, just throwing that out there. I wouldn't say he was bad, but for Rodgers, he was bad. I mean, we thought Rodgers was, he was the reigning MVP and we thought he was still one of the five or six most impactful players in the league. And I don't wanna read stats to you for the next six minutes, but deep balls, he was bad. Turnovers, he was bad. Leadership, he was bad. And the case for Rodgers coming back would be, well, he's gonna be rejuvenated. The Jets, New York City. This is his team. He got away from Green Bay. He's got Hackett back. I get it, but he's also at an age where we've really only seen Tom Brady succeed at a high, high level at the age that Rodgers is at. I was trying to figure it out. I have my QB ratings and I had, you know, the top tier is Mahomes and Burrow and Allen and Herbert and Hertz. Those have to be the top five. Then it drops off and it's Lamar Jackson and Lawrence. And then Rodgers, probably a hair underneath him with a chance to play himself up with those guys. But from what we saw last year, I'm not ready to put him there. So he's the 10th best quarterback in the league, probably. 10th or ninth best quarterback in the league, probably. Well, they have no offensive line. And I don't understand why people keep glossing over this where it's like, hey, Rodgers and Garrett Wilson, he's one of the best receivers in the league and Breece Hall's going to come back and the defense is really good. And it's like, yeah, the offensive line is terrible. Beckton and Dwayne Brown, sure tackles again. And then you have Robert Salah as the coach, who I cannot say I thought that Jets were crisply coached last year. Whatever he was doing with Zach Wilson was insane. No idea if that guy's even a decent coach. So I'm already worried about your offensive line, the age of your quarterback, and the competency of your coach. And that's before we get into the hard knocks curse, because for some reason they're doing hard knocks, the incredible Super Bowl hype already. And then we have the schedule, which is the AFC East has just got screwed by the schedules this year. The Jets, just for quarterbacks in 17 games, they got to play Josh Allen twice, they got to play Mahomes, Herbert, Hertz, Dak Prescott, and Deshaun Watson. And then they also have to play Miami twice. We'll see what we get out of two this year. And then a really good Pats defense. And then Denver, who knows, they might be rejuvenated. So Danny Dimes, they have to play him. It is a brutal schedule, so you have that. And then on top of everything else, you're the Jets. I was there with the Red Sox before 2004, and this is probably just as bad, where you just think the worst possible things can happen is all the time. You're not allowed to have optimism when you're Jets fans. You can be cautiously optimistic. There was an entire Curb Your Enthusiasm episode once, season 10, episode seven, about being a Jets fan. And it was called, I think, the ugly section. Nick Kroll was the maitre d'. And part of the episode was about, he would put these people in different sections of the restaurant, depending on how attractive they were. But there was this other plot, Larry's buddy who loved the Jets, kills himself. And Larry becomes convinced it was because of the Jets, that the Jets killed his friend. This was only a couple of years ago. So now they get Aaron Rodgers, and everything's good. And they're gonna win the Super Bowl. I don't see it, guys. I don't wanna step on my football stuff too much, but I'd be shocked. And Lombardi points out the defense that everybody's ready to compare to the 85 Bears. Lombardi said they had two turnovers over the last eight games last season. So that means something too. I am dubious, to say the least. If you're gonna tell me a tortured franchise actually turns it around this year, I want a tortured franchise that doesn't have expectations. Because the Lions are another one. Everybody's ready to put them in the Super Bowl or close. And the only case for them is just pretty explosive offense. They couldn't stop anybody last year. And the NFC is terrible. But that's another one where is that a fan base that should be super excited and have a ton of hype? The one that's kind of lurking that fits in this group is the Browns. Because the Browns are actually super talented. They're in a winnable division. Burroughs already hurt. And I think they're four to one to win the AFC North on FanDuel, something like that. Their over -under is, I think it climbed up.
USC athletic director Mike Bohn resigns after 3 1/2 years in charge
"Southern California athletic director Mike bohn has resigned, USC confirmed the 62 year old bones resignation roughly three and a half years after he succeeded Lin swan in the high profile job. The Trojans athletic department experienced a surge of success during bones ten year, the football team made a dramatic turnaround after the hiring of coach Lincoln Riley last year, while the men's basketball team has made three straight NCAA tournament appearances under Andy Enfield. Bone mentioned quote ongoing health challenges in a statement issued to the Los Angeles Times, but provided no clear reason for the surprising move. I'm geffen coolbaugh.
Blue Jays' Jay Jackson says he was tipping pitches against Aaron Judge
"Toronto Blue Jays right hander Jay Jackson says he believes he was tipping his pitches when New York Yankees slugger Aaron judge Homer against him Monday night. Jackson told the athletic on Tuesday that he believes he Yankees coach was able to see which grip he was using while holding the ball in his glove and that coach relayed the info to judge helping him hit a 462 foot home run. The at bat was quickly scrutinized when cameras caught judge taking unusual glances toward the first baseline moments before Jackson delivered. I'm geffen coolbaugh.
"athletic" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"LA, Friday, May 19th. At 11 p.m. eastern. On ESPN and ESPN+. Presented by Google. Academy. FX's class of O 9. I devote myself to the pursuit of truth and knowledge. So glad we're in the same class. So am I starting Kate Mara and Brian Tyree Henry. There have always been threats from the moment that we got here. Am I being followed? You're being protected. The system is out of control. Did we stop something? Or started? FX's class of O 9 now streaming only on Hulu. You were listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast. Oh boy, how about rally cap Sunday? Getting you ready, Brian is up next. Hello, Brian. Good after noon to you. Hey, mister Paul fine, bob. How you doing, sir? Hey there, thank you. Man, I'm about to tell you what you have made my afternoons. Awesome. Thank you. I am an Alabama transplant. I've been in Alabama for 12 years. I now live in muscle shoals, but every day 2 o'clock dude, I turn your shell on there and you are a football man. Thank you so much. And I want to tell you something. The recruiting guy you had on there was a talking all that about how, you know, the SEC gets all these. You know what I'm saying? Do you want to, if you're a football player, you want to win football, right? Of course. So where are these guys go here, they're where the Big Ten? Because I'm going to tell you it's all about winning. And you are a winner, and I just want to thank you for all the hours that I've spent listening to you and this is the first time that I've ever had opportunity to talk to you. Brian, it has been our pleasure, and I hope there are many, many more. You'd be well. You take care of yourself. Let's go to AC in Canada next. Hi, good afternoon. Bob. Thank you very much for taking my call. Thank you, AC. Absolutely. I like my kids when they called me up and they want to acknowledge their baby daddy AC. That's the mountain San Antonio at any sore loser. This no more 12th man because ladies, they even much better than yet 12 men and less braced it took us a and M, they ran from big 12 because they were afraid of Texas and Oklahoma. They just ran all the way to SEC. They thought they were going to be winning the FCC championship. They thought they're going to win the national championship. And guess what? Here comes Texas and Oklahoma. Taking it. Right away from me. So I guess big plan will be available should be available, et cetera, et cetera, to all you're going to do, Matt, and the KickStarter aggies, you're going to run run Braun, but you can not hide the competition. Mine's like, now that your boy is your tribal chief. That in total any sort of loser out there, I took it two years off from the station because I have to level up myself. I work on my game, mat. I had better promo for your ticked anime has ever won a single damn championship since 1949, but guess what? I love you, mister fine, mom. You can hang up on me. Matt, you there. That's your comeback. You're like that nervous that it called, of course, racist. Thank you more racy today. And in other words, never been racist on a few incidents, like a territory. AC, shut your stupid mouth, man. You're more on that. Rusty is up next in Arkansas. Hello, rusty. Hey, how you doing, sir? We are doing okay. Thank you for checking in. I'm a little bit behind the topics on your show. And I listened to it actually on my satellite radio every day. Thank you. But I'm going back to the confusion and nonsense and ACC. And I'm a huge force fan, but I do have a resolution. I think we bring in and make it to Tony teams, like the big 12 is going to fix the doing. I think we're bringing the Caroline to team. Guitar heels. For baskets. I think we're bringing in the Clinton tigers for football. We have full estate hanging out because asking to get out. And you got them right down the street with the Gators. And that is not too many people know that Georgia Tech was one of the original SEC members. They don't bring much in the sports world, but I think you have some really good ideas. The only problem is it's fiscally impossible right now based on what David Hale told us in relation to getting those teams out of their agreements. These are all good ideas. But also if the ACC ever breaks up, Georgia Tech is nowhere near the list of schools that are coming back. As the leaders in Georgia Tech, how that move out of the SEC worked out. It didn't work. No cruise line. I do have one thing I'd like to follow up with and I'll hang up. Sure. Can we show some love to the architecture of X? Rusty, we are about to we're heading to Arkansas in mere moments to get an update. Thank you for the suggestion. Let's check in with cherry, who's also an Arkansas military. Hi, I had a great night last night at the razorback road show. I got to meet coach musselman, gymnastics coach coach Weber, and she get married in two weeks. So everybody with her happy nuptials. And everybody was great. But I'm calling my question today is, I see that KJ finally got
"athletic" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Back and it's great to have all of you here after that, some more guests to come a little bit later on. Let's check in with Dave in excuse me, David, New Jersey, go right ahead. Paul is good to hear from you. Thanks for taking my call. Thank you. I don't know. Yeah, I don't know if you remember my story, but I'm the guy who actually put the wheelchairs a quadriplegic a couple of years ago. I do remember your story. And I'm so glad you called back, Dave. I'm enjoying your show. I just want to let you know, I've been spending the spring. It's finally nice up here, but we only around the softball field the Madison. And I just spent the weekend with 70 young ladies who are trying for our travel softball teams. It sounds like a blast. It is. So today and tomorrow we're going to pick my tenure. I get the ten U B team. They're like more aspiring. They have more aspiration than skills, but I find that 9 to ten year olds don't care their coaches in a wheelchair. And I get to spend the next couple of months helping them improve their confidence and confidence, teach them how to learn from all the failures because you fail all the time in softball and learn how to love the game. So I'm really looking forward to getting out of the house now and spend time with a bunch of kids. Well, that is absolutely fantastic. David, I appreciate you sharing that story. When does all this begin? Well, we pick them in the next couple of days. The rec season finishes up in the next two weeks in mid June, we start practicing. We play a summer ball June to the end of July to get a couple of weeks off in August, and then we play four ball in September till the end of October, and then we give him the break for the winner. You've got a busy couple of months ahead. It is. I have one question for you. And this is kind of a Tennessee alumni. We're not used to what's happening right now after the last decade and a half. And I'm curious, which coach do you think is going to give us our next national championship? You have to go be Karen and the girls softball, baseball, Kelly and the girls basketball, Rick and the men's basketball, where Josh and football, we have almost an embarrassment of riches, but I realize how hard it is to get that final over that hump, who do you think is going to bring us our next championship? I think it would be, I'm going to gamble on vitello. Because should have done it last year, and I just think playing in the league, they're so well positioned, the softball is a little bit different. They've had a great season, but there are two or three teams that I'm not sure Tennessee can get by in softball. Baseball is a little more of a wildcard sport. It is. I've been enjoying the lady vols for that. I got to know Karen a little bit. Because I don't know that game as well, but I do know there are a few schools that are extremely difficult to deal with in the tournament. It is Oklahoma is the 8 hundred pound gorilla. It's going to be hard to get by. But after watching the lady balls for the last couple of weeks, I got to know Karen a bit over the last decade at coach's conferences. My money's on her. Okay. And I'm hoping for the next couple of weeks. We're going to get to watch the lady balls and my hope is they're setting the table for a wonderful fall. And then maybe a real exciting winner. But again, it's nice to be a Tennessee ball right now with all our coaches and the success we have, even though sometimes I think we take these guys at ladies for granted, but they're all doing a nice job right now. Well, David, it's a pleasure to hear from you. I hope you're right, by the way, my prognosticating is not very good. So I will defer to you. Well, take care. And I will continue to enjoy your show every afternoon. You're such a nice break from all the other craziness in the world. Thank you. You be well, take care of yourself. Great to hear from you. Steve is up next. Good afternoon, Steve. Hey, Paul. Before I, before I get started, my wife's a big dog fan, miss Mary. She says, go dogs, George is winning a three peat. So take that Larry. Apparently she did not listen closely to Larry a minute ago who declared the dog's dynasty over. Exactly. But upset a bunch of your text a and M stands today if that's okay with you. I never try to get in the way of a caller. All right, so check this out, Paul. My dad graduated from a and M in 1970. He passed away this past year. It's hardier is hard year for us. But I've been going to 8 and endgames since I could walk. The problem with a and M right now, it's not a coach, it's not the resources. It's not the money. You know that. It's a culture problem there. And when you ask lucci, next time he comes home, and he won't admit this. There's a certain group called the BMA, the big money Aggie there that control everything that goes on. And a lot of them are on the board of regents and members of the 12th foundation. They can't get out of their way of the old traditions. When athletes go there, they're still rooted in the 1960 all male military college. That's not going to work anymore. They'll never win a national championship by trying to float their old traditions. Not going to happen, Paul. Steve, I mean, answer me this, because I mean, I know some of these people and I'm trying to understand how this group of very proud aggies are affecting what happens on the football field. They affect everything. They won't allow female cheerleaders, they alienate a lot of the student body, 8 men still considered racist by a lot of people, Paul. Hold on a second. I'll defer to you on the cheerleaders, although I'm pretty sure I have been around some Texas a and M cheerleaders who are not male. They aren't on the football field. They aren't on the At any time during the game, no. There are only the only yell leaders on the field during a football
West Virginia's Huggins agrees to $1M pay cut, 3-game suspension for homophobic slur
"Bob huggins has agreed to a three game suspension a $1 million salary reduction and sensitivity training for using a homophobic slur during a radio interview the university announced Wednesday. West Virginia university president Gordon gee and athletic director ren baker said in a joint statement that the university has, quote, made it explicitly clear to coach huggins that any incidents of similar derogatory and offensive language will result in immediate termination. I'm geffen coolbaugh.
"athletic" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"The Paul fine bomb show podcast. And welcome back. As we say hello to doctor Mel from Alabama, hello, doctor mill. Hey, Paul, how are you all this evening? We are doing really great. Great, great. A couple of months ago, I sit down one evening in court. Several soon it played college and collegiate sports and it's become a daily part of our vocabulary. And so sit with the peen and wrote a few words and entitled the portal a little poem only take a couple of minutes. What is the loyalty? I don't know, the portal is open, so I can go. My dad, uncle brothers were adults, the portal is open. I may become a hole. The portal and NIL has given us so many choices. If we don't like the coaches delete their voices, the portal is open, so I better play. I won't ride the pine, I'll find a new college deploy. We now have our cake and we are eating it too. But get the NCAA and all the coaches we once knew. What is loyalty? I don't know. I have the poor, so I can go. My dreams are big, don't tell me so. A better NIL deal, brother, I'm ready to go. Coaches Lee, when the deal is right, I'm entering the portal. So I'll say goodnight. I'm entering the portal where will I land? I hope not cold rain, but beaches with white sand. I've exhausted my yields where the time goes. I know the portal because the loyalty I don't know. William. William butler yeets right here. And so I wrote those few words because as you and I had no sports and you've been around for many, many years using consummate expert, we've never seen anything like it. We need regulation, regulation is out of control, the portal and then so the commissioners with the Secretary of State, we certainly don't need the government involved in it, but it's a widespread problem. And there's just not any loyalty anymore. Young man when they played for a university of college, there was their homes they even on the next level of the professional level and so nowadays it will person is not happy, not getting enough dollars a day and not about working hard and more putting a 110% so trade me off and here I go. So were we in a miss, but I thank you for addressing the issue and hopefully we'll see where the in C in wake up which I doubt with the new leadership and they can address this major problem. We have that about to destroy our collegiate sports. Thank you, Paul, for your time. Thank you very, very much. Doctor mill. I thought it was very good. That was good. Replaces we go that we don't know. Oh Logan, my friend, please come in. Hey, the attention. I'm your nephew, according to you and Jeff. So I can start calling uncle Paul. I won't do that to you, Paul. But yeah, thanks for defending me with Jeff the other day. You know, that's my least favorite color on the show. You have my bag, buddy, and I appreciate it. I will always have your back against those instigators from the north. That's right, Paul. Thank you, sir. Well, I just wanted to talk a little bit about gambling, Paul. And let me just say that I don't gamble the extent of my gambling, I guess, is playing a baseball fantasy league for 20 bucks. But just listening to your first guest, I've never grew up in a home where my pops gambled. So I've never been a gambler. I don't have friends to gamble and it just seems dirty to me. I can't imagine being a fan of a team. Embedding either on that team or against that team. It seems like it would just mess up the whole enjoyment of the game. And I mean, even when I have fantasy players on other teams playing against my team, I feel myself pulling for that. And it makes me feel sick to my stomach. It's just a terrible feeling. No, but what I'm saying, psychology, Logan, I know people that use gambling as a reason to watch sports, not the opposite, but people do crazy things and I know a lot of folks who gamble and that's it gives them a thrill. Do you gamble Randy? No. Okay. Good job, Randy. So yeah, I think that's just the 5th race of aqueduct up on Randy's computer right now, but he doesn't gamble. So and they're off. Randy's horse got scratched on The Kentucky Derby. He was going to go for old. I can't remember the name of the horse, but he got cracked. But Logan, let's say whatever game is tonight, the Lakers and the warriors. Are you watching that game tonight? I will probably watch some of it. Just a little bit. Well, if you had, if you have 20 bucks on it, would you watch it? Would you be more inclined to watch it? And I think therein lies the answer. I mean, I've been to plenty of sports books and people are going crazy. And I really feel fortunate that I've never gotten into it because I know people in my industry who do gamble and there is a line that I think you cross when you're privy to certain things and then employ that information to try to make a buck. Law isn't even thinking about that, Paul, but that, yeah, I mean, that is interesting that there's people in your industry to do that. I would tell you a reasonable amount of people in my business gamble when you, Randy? Wow. Who was here last week? They're chips she right here. We were talking about you're going to be talking about mental health, but I think a lot of that's a ditch and I think it's probably undiagnosed addiction. I mean, the gamble, it's crazy. Gambling, taking drugs or drinking. To access. Yeah. Exactly. There's no difference. Paul, you're right about that. And I mean, I guess I have an addiction as well, Logan. Yes, sir. It's to the callers. All right. All right, I'll fall. I'm glad you're addicted to us, man. I'm pretty much addicted to listening to the book. We otherwise, how could any of us do this every day? Exactly. We got to have something wrong with this. We're four hours every day. Right. Absolutely. Hey, thanks, Logan. Glad we got you through that. Matt is up next. How are you doing, misses Paul found Bond? I hear he's gone, man. Very well, mad. I want to talk to you about football because he was saying it, but I want to talk to you about mental health first. I understand mental health because I told you about my past, but what you can do as a country to take care of mental health a lot better, I'm asking you as well. What has been your biggest struggle to this point? I have my biggest struggle in my point is letting go with some regrets. I only have one or two holding on to the past or not having a lot of confidence in myself still. Right. Well, I think you've identified everyone's biggest problems. Whatever we do in our life, some people just can not move from one point to the next because of whatever happened or didn't happen. Usually what didn't happen. Yes. And that's just being honest this year. I mean, my mind is aggressive. So have is, I wish I could have put some partner in school by an acid makeup for a noun. And
"athletic" Discussed on Nutrition Facts with Dr. Greger
"The meat eater maximum was only half that of the vegetarian average. Only two meat eaters even hit 15 minutes, whereas more than two thirds of the meat avoiders did. None of the regular diet folks hit a half an hour, whereas nearly half of the healthier eaters did, including 9 that exceeded an hour for that exceeded two hours, and one guy going for more than three hours. How many deep knee bends can you do? One athlete could do more than a thousand averaging 383, but they got creamed even by the sedentary plant eaters. That's the crazy thing. Even the sedentary abstainers surpassed the exercising, flesh eaters. The sedentary abstainers were in most cases physicians who sat on their butts all day, I want a doctor that could do a thousand deep knee bends. And then in terms of recovery, all those deep knee bends left everyone's sore, but more so among those eating meat. Among the vegetarians of two that did like 2000 knee bends, one went straight off to the track to run, and another went on to their nursing duties. On the other hand, among the meat eaters, one guy reached 254, went down once more and couldn't get back up had to be carried away and was incapacitated for days. Another impaired for weeks after fainting. It may be inferred without reasonable doubt concluded the once skeptical Yale researcher that the meat eating group of athletes was very far inferior in endurance to the vegetarians, even the sedentary ones. What could account for this remarkable difference? Some claim that flesh foods contain some kind of fatigue poisons, but one German researcher who detailed his own experiments with athletes offered a more prosaic answer. In his book on what looks like physiological studies of Uber driving vegetarians, I told you I only know English. He conjectured that the apparent vegetarian superiority was just due to their tremendous determination to prove their point and spread their propaganda. So they just make a greater effort in any contest than do their meat eating rivals. The Yale researchers were worried about this, and so special pains were taken to stimulate the flesh eaters to the utmost, appealing to their college pride. Don't let those lousy vegetarians beat the Yale spirit. The experiments made it into The New York Times. Yale's flesh eating athletes sounds like a zombie movie. Beaten in severe endurance tests. Yale professor believes that he is shown definitely the inferiority and strength and endurance tests of meat eaters compared to those who do not eat meat. Some of Yale's most successful athletes took part in the strength test and professor Fisher declares they were obliged to admit their inferiority. How is the truth of this result been so long obscured? One reason professor Fisher suggested is that vegetarians are their own worst enemy in their fanaticism, they jump from the premise that meat eating is wrong, often based on scripture or some kind of dogma, and jump from that to meat eating is unhealthy. That's not how science works, and such logical leaps gets them dismissed as zealots, and prevents any genuine scientific investigation. Lots of science even back then was pointing a distinct trend towards more plant based eating, and yet the word vegetarian, even a 110 years ago. At such a bad preachy wrap that many were loath to concede the science in its favor. The proper scientific attitude is the study of the question of meat eating in precisely the same manner as one would study.
"athletic" Discussed on Nutrition Facts with Dr. Greger
"Maybe the veg athletes were just fitter because they trained harder. Like in the national runner's health study, looking at thousands of runners, vegetarian runners were recorded running significantly more on a weekly basis. So maybe that explains their superior fitness, though maybe their superior fitness explains their greater distances. Other cross sectional studies have found no differences in physical fitness between vegetarian and non vegetarian athletes or even worse performance as in this study of vegetarian athletes in India. Of course, there could be socioeconomic or other confounding factors. That's why we need interventional studies to put different diets to the test and then compare physical performance, which we'll explore next. In 1896, the aptly named James parsley, evidently led a successful vegetarian cycling club to victory. Their competitors evidently having to eat crow with their beef. Evidently some Belgian put it to the test in 1904 with those eating more plant based supposedly lifting some weight like 80% more times, but I couldn't find the primary source in English. This, I could find, though, a famous series of experiments at Yale, published more than a century ago. On the influence of flesh eating on endurance. 49 people were compared regular athletes, mostly Yale students, vegetarian athletes, and then just sedentary vegetarians. The experiment furnished a severe test of the claims of those flesh abstainers. Much to the researchers surprise the results seemed to vindicate the vegetarians, suggesting that not eating meat leads to far greater endurance compared to those accustomed to the ordinary American diet. Check it out. The first endurance test was how many minutes straight you could hold out your arms horizontally. Flesh eaters versus flesh abstainers. The regular Yale athletes were able to keep their hands out for about ten minutes on average. It's harder than it sounds. Give it a try. Okay, but those eating vegetarian did like 5 times better.
"athletic" Discussed on Nutrition Facts with Dr. Greger
"Trial swapping in vegetable protein sources like legumes for animal protein sources and a greater decrease in weight, body fat mass, lactic acid accumulation and perceived exertion levels all the while exhibiting a boost in exercise performance duration and VO2 max levels, which is a measure of fitness. Again, PH could just be one of many explanations why eating healthier could make you perform better, but either way, we should recommend athletes of all ages, focus on consuming ample amounts of fruits and vegetables if only to maintain long-term health. Finally, today, we go back in time way back to compare the diets of the Roman gladiator barley men to the modern Spartans of today. Recently, the remains of dozens of Roman gladiators were discovered in a mass grave, the clue to their identities were the rather distinct types of mortal injuries they found, like being speared in the head with a trident. Using just their skeletons, they were able to reconstruct the death blows, show just how buff they really were, and even try to reconstruct their diet of barley and beans. You can look at carbon isotopes and see what kind of plants they ate. Nitrogen isotopes reflect any intake of animal protein, and you can look at the sulfur in their bones and the amount of strontium, leading commentators to submit that the best athletes in ancient Rome ate largely plant based diets. Then there were the legionnaires, the Roman army troopers, famed for their abilities, also eating a similar kind of diet, suggesting the best fighters in the ancient world were essentially vegetarian. So if the so called perfect fighting machines, the great sports heroes of the day were eating mostly grains and beans should that tell us anything about sports nutrition and the preferred diets of elite athletes? Well, most of the Greeks and Romans were basically vegetarian and centering their diets around grains, fruit, vegetables, and beans. So maybe the gladiators diets weren't that remarkable. Plato, for example, pushed plants preferring plant foods for their health and efficiency. So, yes, the Roman gladiators were known as the barley men. But is that because barley gives you strength and stamina, or was that just the basic food that people ate at the time, not necessarily for performance, but because it was just so cheap.
"athletic" Discussed on Nutrition Facts with Dr. Greger
"Athletes really need cardiovascular protection. Surprisingly, endurance athletes may have more advanced atherosclerosis, more heart muscle damage compared to sedentary individuals. Male athletes had a higher percentage of atherosclerotic plaques in their coronary arteries compared with sedentary males, a higher prevalence of high coronary artery calcium, a greater number of atherosclerotic plaques, including multi vessel plaques and a greater proportion squeezing off blood flow more than 50%. Marathon runners found to have increased total atherosclerotic plaque volume, calcified plaques, non calcified plaques, paradoxically worse atherosclerosis in their coronary arteries, which may then translate into more damage to the heart muscle itself, three times more than matched sedentary individuals. They are running the risk of coronary events. It's the kind of heart damage you see after heart attacks. But wait, why? Why do studies show that well trained athletes are at significant risk for atherosclerosis and heart damage? It may not be because they're overstressing their heart with movement, but rather over stressing their heart with saturated fat and cholesterol. Endurance athletes can eat 5, 6, 7000 calories a day. So if you're eating twice the Big Macs, no wonder they're poor hearts are getting hammered. That's where plant based diets come in. The only diet shown to be able to reverse the progression of heart disease and the majority of patients. Yes, such diets may also contribute to improved performance and accelerated recovery, but most importantly, will allow you to recover and maintain your long-term health. Athletic performance suffers when you're dead. In our next story, we look at the benefits of reducing acid forming foods and boosting alkaline forming foods. Theoretically, bathing your muscles in an alkaline environment should enable faster acid removal from muscle cells, delaying the muscle fatigue this due to the buildup of lactic acid in the muscle. Given these buffering effects, no wonder sodium bicarbonate. In other words, baking soda has been found to have such significant ergogenic or performance enhancing effects on muscular endurance. The problem with loading with baking soda is that it frequently causes severe gastrointestinal distress, and at standard doses you can easily take in twice the recommended upper daily limit of sodium in just that one load. Therefore, what about a low acid diet which focuses on high intakes of fruits and vegetables? That may be an attractive alternative to bicarbonate loading for improving anaerobic exercise performance, meaning short burst activity like sprinting. Today's diets are acid forming, meaning higher in animal foods with fewer vegetables and fruits, whereas in general, the alkaline promoting diet is centered around whole plant foods with few processed foods and less meat dairy and eggs, which are accepted as acid forming foods. Although alkalizing chemicals such as sodium bicarbonate have been shown to consistently improve performance, alkalizing diets do not demonstrate the same effect, a review of ten studies that investigated the effect of high versus low dietary acid loads on athletic performance did not find
"athletic" Discussed on Nutrition Facts with Dr. Greger
"What's the best way to stay healthy in the face of so much conflicting nutrition information? Well, ideally you would go to the source. The gold standard, the peer reviewed medical literature and read through the stacks of the latest medical journals. But who's got time for that? I do. Welcome to the nutrition facts podcast. I'm your host, doctor Michael greger. Did you know that plant based diets are gaining in popularity among athletes in our first story we discover why folks are drawn to plant based diets for athletic performance and recovery. Consumer interest in anything plant based has surged over the last few years and athletes are no exception. While in the past, meat was seen as an irreplaceable performance enhancing food, today the trend is developing the opposite direction thanks apart to documentaries like the game changers for which I was honored to play a role as scientific adviser. Several high profile athletes from heavyweight champion boxers to tennis players have tried fueling with plants. Athletes have increasingly been adopting plant based diets not only for the related health benefits, but for perceived improvements in endurance performance. In fact, even by 2016, there were reports of up to a third of ultra endurance runners, for example, shunning meat. Increasing plant based foods may boost vasodilatory, meaning artery dilating, antioxidants, and anti inflammatory properties of the diet, which can lead to improved blood flow, reduced oxidative stress and inflammation, and thus theoretically enhance endurance performance, reduce muscle damage, and speed recovery. Exercise itself can release free radicals that can also lead to muscle fatigue, reduced athletic performance and impaired recovery, but the antioxidants concentrated in plant foods can help extinguish them. Shifting to a dietary pattern with more plants and less animal source food has been shown to attenuate inflammation. A systematic review of meta analysis comparing common biomarkers of inflammation found that meat free diets appear to be favorable in all cases. And not just inflammation, but immune status. Having a strong immune system is important for athletes, especially endurance athletes, as they are often immunocompromised, which increases risk of upper respiratory tract infection. After a marathon, there can be about a 6 fold higher odds of coming down with an infection. And after an ultra marathon, as many as 68% fall ill within the ensuing two weeks. But a, a better immune system could translate into less illness, which means more time training for the plant based athlete, though this is yet to be studied directly. We also know there's an ergogenic meaning performance enhancing effect to nitrates and nitrates in the bloodstream of vegetarians about 20% higher and vegans 40% higher likely due to their eating more nitrate rich vegetables, such as beet spinach and other greens. And then there are all the health benefits that could boost performance in the long term. It is well documented that plant based diets reduce the risk of chronic disease such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cancer, and all cause mortality. Meaning living a significantly longer life. But do high performing
Plastic Surgeons Report an Increased Demand for "Designer Vaginas"
"Plastic surgeons around the world are reporting an increasing demand for designer vagina surgeries. The term designer vagina describes vaginal cosmetic surgery procedures that aim to enhance the physical appearance of the labia for the purposes of increasing a patient's confidence and associated reducing discomforts. A chief surgeon from the United Kingdom said that in 2022, he performed double the number of this particular surgery than the year before. He attributed the increase to tight leggings. Sound a little crazy that a woman would elect to have a surgery because her leggings were too tight? Yes, we thought so too. Since 2010, it has become fashionable to wear athletic wear as everyday wear. They call it athleisure wear. Stressing style over function, it might include joggers, leggings, sports bras, yoga pants and shorts. Think Lululemon, Athleta or Fabletics. The athleisure wear market is expected to surpass 842 billion dollars by the year 2028. It seems that its manufacturers have introduced a new fashion trend, the ultra tight leggings. These tight leggings are form -fitting. Some wearers complain of pain, discomfort and chafing. Some are embarrassed from clothing visibility outlining the labia majora, the outer lips of the vulva, commonly referred to as the camel toe. Athleisure wear manufacturers apparently are not willing to accommodate all sizes of labias. So as relief and remedy, women are flocking to purchase their very own designer vagina. The procedure labiaplasty shrinks the labia minora, otherwise known as the flaps on the inside of the vagina, and carries a price tag of more than four thousand dollars. As one surgeon says, it's all really interlinked, choosing a pair of leggings which causes discomfort and which in turn draws attention to the labia and the need for surgery. He noted that 80 % of his patients sought the surgery because of the discomfort of tight clothing. One might call this an interesting phenomenon of a woman's prerogative, but upon closer inspection there's a tattered corner of critical historical layers to peel back. It reveals a dark origin story of how we got here. Guess what villainous beneficiary and it? The patriarchy.
"athletic" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"On this Tuesday expired in Texas is up next. What's going on, Paul? Just wanted to tell you about a story back in 90 two when I was pumping out. Never mind. Hey, I want to talk a little bit. Alabama football I mean, we talk about them being number 6, probably they should have lost 6 7 games, even though they didn't. Okay. They should launch the Texas Ann a and M last year. Hey. With a quarterback, you know, we got this guy coming in and nobody knows he's any good. Because he's got rip mix from you. For 6, I mean, I don't see them getting the third, maybe third in the west this year. And it ain't gonna be LSU. Okay? They lost four games last year. They got a lot of good players coming back, but don't find a way to screw it up. Okay, they will find a way to screw it up. And this Jayden Daniels or who wrote that quarterback is, is their best quarterback. They're in trouble. That's all I got to say, Paul. LSU is way overrated too. The fight in Texas. He's going to win it all. Book it. See ya. Trey's up next in Arkansas. Hello, Trey. How are you doing today, Paul? We are well. Thank you. Well, that was a nice call to follow up here. How about this? And M falls off in their last in the west again. But anyways, after that, I think Arkansas is way better this year. I think the yeah, we lost drew centers, but I think the talent is more spread out through the defense. And I think we have a legitimate chance at being a 8 to a 9 one team this year. Well, I agree with you. I think Arkansas will be much better. I frankly, I thought they were better last year than the record. They just had a couple of lapses that really cost them big. Bill is up next. Hey, Bill. Hey, Paul. How are you doing today? We are doing great. Thank you. Got a little question I wanted to ask you. You know, everybody's ready to jump off ship and blah, blah, blah, blah, because of the quarterback situation at the university. What year did Nick save and win his first national championship at Tuscaloosa? That was 2009. Who was a quarterback? Greg, I know where you're going here. Greg McIlroy. A good quarterback in managing the team. Our his second. Yeah, I would say tower bunker. It was much higher, much higher regarded coming out of high school than Greg McIlroy. Yes. His second national championship, who was quarterbacking. Well, the next two were by AJ mccarran. Uh huh. Good manager. Very good. Not an outstanding quarterback, but a good level headed manager. Yeah, AJ was probably a credit above mcelroy in terms of expectations, but I would agree. I mean, he was a high end journeyman. Right. You know, I'm thinking. Can I help? Can I help your argument with one more question to myself? Yes. Who is the quarterback of the next national championship, Paul? That was Jake coker, who was a transfer from Florida state. We've got beat out there. You see where I'm going. I see exactly where you're going. I think you may see a we all remember when saving got lots of space and to run the offense and we passed the ball and everything and you know we changed up. What happens if Alabama goes back to the old style of Alabama football a good managing quarterback with an outstanding offensive line? No, you're right. An outstanding even savings national championship at LSU was what was it? I think it was Matty Mark. And quite frankly, I know we are all in on Mac Jones because he was a Heisman finalist, but yeah, nobody ever thought he was going to be a great quarterback. He was, he just happened to come along at a good time. If he'd come along a year later, he wouldn't have, he wouldn't have had the starting job. That's right. I tried. But in no way was Matt Mac Jones in the same league as two or bright young. No, no. They were not. None of them were, I mean, we've had three outstanding quarterbacks in the last few years, how many national championships though have we won? Alabama has won 600 Saban. How many have we won with our outstanding quarterbacks the last three seasons? I can think of, you know what? I am struggling 17 was a bit of an outlier because tua is the one given credit for the victory. So you'll have to give him that. But quite frankly, I don't even consider. I don't consider Mac Jones at the high end. I mean, he was very good. He played brilliantly in 2020, but I wouldn't rank him anywhere near the same league as some of the other guys. No, I would neither. But you know, but he was a good level headed quarterback that could manage the team. He was smart, yeah. And you know, so let's don't pull the plug. I would argue too, I mean, I thought you're giving me a really interesting argument. The two best quarterbacks Alabama has ever had. I think tua and Bryce young and they both lost national championship games. But they both lost by double digits when they started the national championship game. Yep. I see. Now, here's the only thing about your arguments that I have to ask is, where is that elite offensive line that Alabama needs? Do they have that yet? They didn't have it last year. They didn't have it last year. No, they did not, but they've got another year's experience and I think we've
Should school use 'Warrior' nickname? Tribe to have last say
"A New York school district wrestles with how to respond to the state's newly approved ban on the use of Native American themed logos and names. Salamanca public schools along with the rest of the city are located on Seneca nation of Indians territory, south of buffalo, about 38% of the district students are Native American and the school's logo showing the likeness of a Seneca man was designed by a native artist, the state's prohibition on school's use of indigenous imagery allows exceptions if a tribal nation approves Seneca leaders have said they would carefully consider the circumstances, school leaders say the omnipresent logo and warrior name for the school athletic teams are sources of pride in the only U.S. city built on land least from a Native American reservation, Julie Walker, New York.
Maybelline Takes a Page Out of the Bud Light Marketing Playbook
"Dylan Mulvaney is who we need to consult for makeup advice. Check this out. Maybe she's born with it. Maybe it's Maybelline. That was the expression, right? That we used to hear for yours on TV, but now it's a maybe it's Maybelline. Maybe it's a man. I'm sorry, but this is nuts. All right, this is really, really nuts. Now, I will say, heck, you know, is this darn makeup company? Can turn a man into looking like a woman, you know, hey, maybe they got a reason for selling their stuff. But it's just preposterous. That is just the reality of it. Again, maybe Maybelline is trying to make themselves more hip. I don't know. I was talking actually to one of the team members on the show who's quite young, who just told me he had never heard of this stuff. But maybe that's because he doesn't wear makeup. Maybe it's because he's a he. Anyway, I've used Maybelline products actually for years. I use their eyeliner. I have it on today, but I think I may have to revisit that whole Maybelline thing. By the way, where are women? Where are women on all this? I mean, the Nike sports bra thing. I thought it was pretty offensive. You see all the guys out there. They're up in arms about the whole Bud Light thing, Bud Light's really getting hit hard, sales just keep falling, falling, falling, falling. And yet women don't seem to be too worked up about this. I don't really understand that because especially when you think about how this whole movement is trying to replace women, certainly on the athletic fields, right? You got to a whole new record, you got to beat in swimming these days or in a track race. But how are women really supposed to compete with that? I mean, again, women deserve access to all of these education, scholarships, and if this thing continues, meaning that everybody just is treated equally because everybody's a day, then you're not going to have the same opportunities for women. So I
"athletic" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"The Arkansas, if I'm not mistaken, and I believe Oklahoma just recently passed rules that said, when it comes to name image and likeness, you can't hold players accountable if they don't follow the rules. Nor can you even investigate the schools or the schools can't even cooperate with the investigation. So if you think it's wild right now when it comes to name image and likeness and the transfer portal, buddy, I don't think you've seen anything yet. And I think that's why commissioner Greg sankey and a lot of others are sitting there going, hey, how in the hell are we going to figure this out? So we all play on the level playing field. It's not level right now, but the question is, was it ever level? I don't know. 8 5 5 two four two Paul is that phone number. Urban is in Georgia. What's up, man? Thank you very much, sir. How are you? I'm doing great, man. It's almost a weekend. How you doing? If I'm good, sir, listen. I think you ought to have your own show. But I agree with you on this tapering issue. There's no tampering. It's just competition. And if you can get to the quarterback, third player before, these so called other teams get to so be it. I'm an average average Georgia fan. And I hear I really like I really like west that came on earlier. And it's true that staff has been it. Doesn't get the respect that he normally get. That he should get not normal to get any supposed to get. I think that somebody like Seattle, Tennessee, Miami, or even new audience, should draft that young man because it's going to be sooner or later. Somebody's going to retire. And that's going to be a fit for someone. And I just think that you should have your own show because you are more calmer and I really love the way things are going with Georgia and the draft. And I told my son this morning, if Philadelphia drafted another Georgia player, I'm a Philadelphia fan. Thank you very much, sir. Thank you for the nice comments there. It is. It's the Philadelphia bulldogs right now. And it makes sense, right? Once you have a pipeline, it makes sense. I joked around and said, how crazy with this storyline be? Can you imagine 6, 7th round, the Philadelphia Eagles? They already got Jalen hurts. They said, we might need a backup quarterback. Let's get stetson Bennett. And then tell stetson Bennett you're never going to play on the team. You're not good enough. You're going to be a backup, all your life, and then can you imagine if that happened? And all of a sudden, since it's like, all right, another chip on my shoulder. I've done it before with all his teammates on there. What a storyline that would be. By the way, I don't think that ends up happening at that point. 8 5 5 two four two Paul is the phone number. All right, expired. Is in Texas. I didn't know that was a first name. What's up, man? Hey, man. Peter, how you doing? Doing great. I remember it. Last year when Jimbo had that number one all time recruiting class. Best ever. And Nick Saban had two evidence that those kids got any in IO money and it still has to be brute been proven, and he shot off his mouth and said that they were bought in a public forum. Correct. Correct. Yes. Yes, yes. No, I'm missing. Okay, Peter. I'm listening. No, I'm listening to you. Sorry, my bad. No problem. Hey. You're gonna tell me this wasn't tampering? The office of coordinator from the previous school is at the school now quarterback transfer to and we're gonna say it's not tampering and we need evidence to say that it is tampering. Why do we need evidence because Alabama? If it was a and him would be tampering automatically. Hey, Nick Saban, you're a hypocrite. That's what you are, and all you Alabama fans, your hypocrites too. Hey, Peter, you need your own show. You're doing a great job. I love you. See ya. Thank you. Expired from Texas. Listen, I had no idea. Randy, in the studio. Did you have any idea what was going to be like this? No, I mean, again, I thought we were going to talk will levis today. I thought we might talk a little bit about Anthony Richardson and all of a sudden we just roll into this tampering non tampering situation. It's crazy to me. And again, I don't know what those rules truly are. And all joking aside. But again, I can't, I can't take that leap to not think that Tyler Buckner did not have a relationship with Tommy Reese. They did. They knew each other. Reese was calling his damn plays. So to think that all of a sudden, it's like there's not a relationship there. Like, why would you not make that phone call, right? And so to me, I'm not buying the whole tampering situation. I do think that there's something to be said about that, hey, listen, if you're going to accuse a coach, make sure you got receipts. Sabin had to walk that back. That was a rare misstep for Nick Saban in the public forum and he learned his lesson. Other coaches have not learned that lesson quite yet. 8 5 5 two four two Paul is the phone number hit me up on Twitter at Peter burns ESPN. This is the ball fine bomb show. You were listening to the Paul fine bomb show podcast. All right, we got a couple of top ten teams in action SEC baseball Arkansas took game one against a and M last night. Had a Grand Slam.
Rep. Ralph Norman: New Legislation to Protect Females in Sports
"Respect what the fact that she speaking up, she was at a very public harassment by the left, which is something that's getting to be a daily occurrence for those who believe like we do and but I met her twice. What a patriot. She is a patriot. I do understand congressman that she is backing a piece of legislation that you guys are set to vote on. This week that would actually protect women and girls in sports. I want you to tell our listeners about the legislation. Sure, great legislation, House resolution 7, 34 is entitled women and girls in sports act. Basically, Todd is just perhaps prohibit school athletic programs from allowing individuals whose biological sex at birth was male to participate in programs that are four women or girls. It prohibits that. Greg Stevie, who's a great patriot was a sponsor. I'm an original co sponsor. We're up to 93. Now and it's sad we have to do this, but it reestablishes the title 9 integrity by prohibiting anyone who receives federal funds and operates sponsors or if they facilitate athletic programs from allowing males to compete in programs or designate for women or girls. It's common sense, but up in D.C. or across the country sometimes common sense isn't so common. It is
"athletic" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Welcome back and this just in some breaking news from the newsroom. The 2023 caller bracket is complete and we will Logan made a late push the problem was we had already mimeographed an 80s phrase there to get to the brackets up and for those of you who aren't watching and listening at the moment. The black hat region, we start on the left side, first round match between legend and Chris from gulf shores, who doesn't call often, but when he does, he makes it worthwhile. John just called in, he'll take on Mitch in the first round, Jeff Columbus, that one called yesterday, as bad as it was, snuck him into the region, he'll take on Susie, JK, playing Kathy, that is on one side of the bracket, and you can start voting now at fine bomb. The Ted Williams bracket, on the other side, even though he claimed he didn't want to be in the tournament. We don't really care what he claimed. Jim is the number one seat on that side and he'll take on the 8th seed Matt from San Antonio. Kat daddy and Chaplin Mack, Andre from the ATL and Charlie. Jerome doesn't call often, but still one of our favorites. Take on miss pat. I'm Ann. Oh, hold on a second. I'm getting ahead of myself. The bud region, I'm sorry. I was looking ahead. Should never do that. Looks like I've been having too many buds. The bud region, of course, you know who the number one seed there is, Larry, take on Todd. Both from Shelby, Alabama, JK, JK dub. DJ K dub, excuse me, it takes on Trey augie, the paralegal versus the veteran few from deep gap. Squirrel at the bottom of that bracket. Again, some militia he made a final four run, so there's only one bracket remaining, and you got it. Woodstock. Half a million strong. So who's in the play playing game? Oh, AJ versus Dustin, so that would be a handle tonight. And then the winner gets, I'm in, Eliot and cheerleader. William from maryville versus John in Florida and handsome Joe taking on the reverend Booker in New Jersey. So back to the phones and final four participant from last year joins us first up here for this segment. Squirrel is up next. Well, you know, just because I made the final four, there's no guarantee I'll make the final four this year. If I might sweet 16, I'll be happy. But who am I going up against first round? We're all you are facing Melissa. I don't even know. By the way, by Melissa was isn't that an Allman brother song? Yeah. Yeah, sure is. Yeah, it is. Sweet and delicious. Yeah. You answered one of my questions. I wondered if Jeff made the bracket, I heard his call. He did. Yeah, Jeff, Jeff snuck in a low seed, but he made it. Look, here's my second question. Who did he eliminate? Swami. Swami. Was the last man out. And let me assure you, that was my decision. Nobody else's will I talk to Jim about 30 minutes ago. He's not happy with you, as you know. But he's not been happy with you in the past. You and him somehow found a way to kiss and make up. I think he will this time too. But he did ask me to deliver a few messages to you in a couple of callers. That's okay. Please go right ahead. And keep in mind, don't you shoot the messenger? No. I understand when people have to hide behind mommy's dress.
"athletic" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"That was the impetus by some of the powers that be for this program you're currently tuned into to be on the SEC network for the SEC to show, hey, listen, we embrace the 14 schools, but we also feel like there is room to have healthy conversations about what we do here every day. Right. It seems like yesterday we were talking about urban Meyer's enabling and covering up and lying about his own coaches. Domestic abuse pattern. So his house is fully glassed in. He shouldn't be calling about that. Hey, before I get to this box top 25, I would just say about Kirby smart who I respect a lot. I don't think he has total control of the program when a staffer can go out, get stone cold drunk and drive crazy. I think that will come out in the large multi-million dollar civil settlement that comes out. I thought Kirby today came off very defensive in that one clip that we saw. It quit using the word kids, okay, Kirby. Quit trying to marginalize their mistakes. So we're talking about something more than. Tom. We're talking about 25. Exactly. We're talking 25 year old staffers who have university cars. So it'll all come out. But anyways, Fox put out its top 25. And it's the usual suspects. Albeit at LSU at 18, Texas at 24. What have you. But when you think about the CSP with a 12 team playoff, you all but can't think that there'll be at least three to four teams from both the SEC and Big Ten. I think so. Probably two from the ACC such as Florida state and Clemson. So there you've got ten. Percent. The first 6 in the playoff or the highest ranked conference champion. So it's not as easy as you think. Right, but when you look at the top ten coming out and then you still have to take a group of 5, right? There's no way you can have that many non qualifiers. So it's really it's not a perfect system, but it's better than the system that we currently have. Hey, we're up against a break mortar con don't forget the beard press conference in three and a half hours and we are coming right back. The secret to crushing your
"athletic" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"But that wasn't a long wait, the answer got my basketball tournament begins in a couple of hours and we'll talk about it in a few minutes. Thanks for being a part of the program on this mid March afternoon, good afternoon. Let's get right to it. Some headlines, your phone calls, a couple of guests. And Nate Oates, Alabama got a pretty tough year all. Nate has had a tough time with public relations lately that that might be his most outrageous statement yet, Alabama, everyone believes probably has and deserved it. So the easiest route, these are some numbers that do not exactly back that out. Alabama, a prohibitive favorite and the BPI average says it all. Kelvin Sampson is not happy. When is he ever happy? He's the Houston coach. He believes that auburn and Birmingham is completely ridiculous. He said, maybe we should have been a 9, meaning they're playing the 8 9 game. There's still a lot of controversy about how auburn got as an 8 seed, such an easy draw. Mister B states starts tonight. Yep, playing Pittsburgh. That's a tough game. A lot of people are picking Pittsburgh in that first four. We'll talk a little bit more about that later on. As well. College football has a unique opportunity to write itself, okay? That's coming from the former president at Penn State. He'll join us later on. Kirby is talking about culture, culture. There's no problem here. Kirby myth of media earlier this afternoon. Absolutely. We've got complete control of our program and our kids in our program. Do kids make mistakes. Yes, young student athletes make mistakes. They do. It happens all across the country. It happens here. There's no lack of control for our program. I think our kids across the board will tell you that we have an incredible culture here. We have a connective tissue that brings our team together. Our guys do make mistakes. That's historically probably going to happen when you're 18 to 22 year old. Our job as coaches is to prevent that from happening. And that starts with me and you do it by how you educate your players and how you dissing your discipline your players and will continue to do that at a high standard. We get a Kirby. We all make mistakes. Auburn chief freeze. Chiming in on the proposed clock rule change. Got some suggestions about had a good or breaks. Thank you, coach. You know, I've always been the one that says, you know, the people that we should, in my opinion, that we should be truly trying to protect in the length of games is the people that are in Jordan here stadium. I mean, the people sitting on their couches and they choose to do that, great. I'm glad they're tuning in. We need that. But the ones that they can get up and go get a beverage and another piece of sausage and cheese plate in their kitchen and come back during the commercial and we're all sitting in there waiting for the so I've never understood why we just don't try to, on the front end, maybe adopt whatever other sport is doing now. That's picture in picture, and let's just keep playing. And, you know, I don't know the NFL model. I think two of the timeouts in a quarter are pitcher and pitcher and they keep playing the one is a true like we experience, but so I really don't, I don't have an opinion yet. I will after the season, I'm sure. Okay, whatever that means. In the athletic, Brody Miller writing about LSU opening up spring practice, so much expectations for the tigers, and that's where we begin. Our Tuesday program. Brody, thanks so much. Always good to hear from you. So give us the lay of the land down on the Bayou as the tigers get ready to go to the field. Good afternoon. Hey, Paul, thanks for having me as always. Yes, this spring feels very different from the one a year ago or even the one in the last few years under at ozone. It feels like the spring much more about taking the next step. Last year was so much about learning how to do things under Brian Kelly. I mean, literally he kept saying learning how to practice a little things. He would already stopped one practice short last spring because they weren't doing things he liked. I think he's talked about other people have talked about this spring just feels much more like working on the little things to try to kind of take that step from being. A good team last year to the team that actually has hopes of like you're saying competing for an SEC title or a playoff spot. And there's a vibe of experience, but experience and that often brings so many guys back that they're able to rest some guys, have a lot of knee injuries, little things like that get cleaned up because they have the experience. But there's still a ton of new. Their entire cornerback room for the second straight years entirely built on transfers. You have Omar space. They're all bet pack 12 linebacker from Oregon state. He's now supposed to be the center of that defense. So there still is a lot of new going on so much of it really is the experience and continuity of that offense. Bernie, the quarterback question should be simple based on what we saw from Jaden Daniels, but is it really that simple? Or is there a lot of competition? Yes, it's such a fascinating thing because the answer is obviously Jane Daniels is QB one and I don't think that's going to change. But at the same time, the rise of Europe not by our can't quite be ignored. And I think it would be naive to think that's not a thing at all. I mean, Brian Kelly even in his post citrus bull comments was, I believe his line was Jane Daniels is our quarterback, but when you have two great ones, you need to be open minded. And I think that's where they're at. The way not smarter ended the SEC championship and then rotating in the citrus bowl. I mean, he is a special talent. And I don't think he's going to just flat out on seat Jane Daniels unless Daniel genuinely struggles this season early in the year, which I don't exactly foresee, but I do wonder, you know, is good enough that he makes you wonder if you want to rotate. You know, Kelly's come out saying he doesn't want that. He wants just one. But I just wonder how you read between the tea leaves, right? Walker Howard, the 5 star freshman last year, transferred out. Why would he transfer out unless he's seeing the writing on the wall that best Myers kind of next up, all that stuff. So I still do believe Jane Daniels is QB one, but to your question, I think there's a little more nuance than just black and white. He's won he's two. Brian, we saw, we've always seen great skill position player at all issue, including last year, although it was spotty at times. What is Daniel's Meyer going to have around them this year? Yeah, so Marie neighbors has a chance to kind of break out to be, I think, the next big. I think some PFF might have them as the top returning receiver in the SEC. And he was, I mean, as much as Kay Sean booty was the big name last year, Malik neighbors was clearly the top receiver at LSU last
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"You'd want to rotate through but right now you. The stars can't the stars offensively can't afford to not have joe pavelski play if he's able to play like he needs to be out there if he can be out there You know you're already down. Alexander radulov Hence tyler sagan's out for a while like you don't have time you're veterans and it's you know i say that with air quotes it's crazy. Ropy hints is already a veteran. Because because that's where he's counted on this team right like he's counted to be that kind of guy So i think it's really important that you know you're going to see the guys like tied to landry like like less bronx nick manno. Those kind of guys are going to be the ones that are going to read. Gardner tanner cara. Those are the guys that are going to kind of go through a rotation and that's a product of the schedule. Like i think you know. I don't think that would be happening in a normal season right now. Like i think it would be a there would be twelve to fourteen players that would be in a solid rotation instead there's going to be about sixteen players who are going to have to rotate through and through and so that's going to be the struggle that that the stars are going to have to juggle with and really it's about treading water until you can get some of those bigger names back and that's what the stars need to do that. That's exactly what i've been saying so like we've talked about it from other media personnel. Talk about when bishop and saying comeback like that could feel like a big trade late in the season. You kind of agree with that. Yeah i think more would sagan than bishop of. I think ben bishop is is the best goalie on this roster for sure but i don't think his absence has been felt as much because anton He started out really well and now. He's playing incredible. He had the four-game slump in the middle there. But then jake injure. I don't know how you can say. He has not exceeded expectations. Like i think he has. I mean like his. He has one regulation loss and now that was the third period meltdown. He i mean you know the to chicago games. He lost two one in overtime. He's been incredible so know. i think. That's why ben bishops absence. Maybe hasn't been felt that much. No doubt it's going to be a big boost when when when he does return but tyler sagan. Yeah they could use tyler seguin right now they can use alexander radulov right now so those are the ones that are really going to be a welcome return when that happens absolutely as long as we hang around is likely getting the playoffs..
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"I would like to invite you to follow along. You can be a part of the show during the show and outside the show. All right. I mentioned this too many times to pass it up. Now I read the athletic I subscribe to the athletic Podein or Junior is one of many reasons why he covers the Bangles, along with With J. Morrison on the athletic. The athletic dot com Paul posed a question to a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers yesterday and Media Day who thought he was gonna be a bangle. Brace yourself for this story. At the time Shack bear. It was a 27 year old edge Russia two years ago. He entered free agency out of Denver Broncos and knew coach Zach Taylor in the Bengals personnel staff liked what they had seen. In watching Barrett. And thought he would fit into what they were trying to do. Bengals brought him in for a visit. The Bengals were the most aggressive pursuer of shack, Barrett. And things were going well. And it appeared he was gonna wind up a bangle. And then the Bengals pulled their offer. Holding her junior yesterday during their virtual media day. Ask him What happened? He said, and I quote they the Bangles. They said. I had something with my shoulder. Or something like that. Don't have anything wrong with my shoulder, he said. That's when they pulled off, which had me pretty upset because I was putting all my eggs into that basket. I thought Cincinnati would have been the right move for me, and they offer me a two year contract. It would have been the most money I ever made with the most security and that's all I wanted was security and stability for my family. It was a gut shot once the Bengals pulled the contract offer. I didn't hear from anybody else about anything for anything from other teams. I visited with about any shoulder injury because I never had a shoulder injury. He had had a hip issue in December of 2018 and the Bengals, doctors decided that it was too risky. So Barrett signed a one year deal with the Buccaneers for four million. And recorded 19.5 sacks. In 2019. This season, he recorded eight sacks led all edge rushers in pressures. 27 a half sacks in the last two years. The shoulder has been fine. He has 27 a half sacks the last two years. The Bengals had 17 sacks as a team this past season. And his, Paul wrote for the athletic to think a risk assessment. On what turned out to be a phantom shoulder injury kept Barrett from lining up opposite curl Lawson for pennies on the dollar of his current worth stings far deeper than the average reflection. These are the type of mistakes Paul writes. You just can't make when you're trying to dig out of the bottom of the F C. North. They can't happen again. Or the Bengals will never see what it's like to be the ones answering these questions during Super Bowl week instead of reading about them. Oh, Huh? Two year offer. He was ready to go. They liked him. He liked them. Angles. Doctors were worried about his shoulder. The offer was pulled Two seasons later. 27 a half sacks later. Me introduce this and actually, it kind of ties in with my question. I saw this posed on Reddit yesterday. I thought it was a great question. I don't know that I've ever seen a question posed this way about how fans feel about a team. At our teams will at times make a sad Presses. Let us down. Disappoint us The question I saw him. Read it yesterday was simply this. What's the angriest you've ever been with your team? Don't think I've ever heard it. Put that way. What's the angriest you've ever been with your team? I would give you at least for me in recent memory. I think it's the way the Steelers playoff game ended. That wasn't that wasn't depression. Sadness, let down disappointment as much is out and out. Anger for what happened with the Vontaze Burfict personal foul. The Adam Jones personal foul. It covered the distance to set up the Steelers for the game winning field goal. And what what angered me about that was that was the talking point all week for the Bangles was the talking point in the locker room all week. It was the talking points in the news conference. They did up in the monitors in the Bengals locker room that week. Keeping your cool discipline Steelers will try to get in your head. Get in the Bengals heads earlier in the season. It was stressed throughout the week leading up to the playoff game in 2015. Keep your cool. Don't let the Steelers get in your.