20 Burst results for "BPI"
"bpi" Discussed on What Bitcoin Did
"Or the magic happens automatically in the background, which is a massive UX improvement, which you know. That's always something I care about. Now, you do get additional privacy through tour integration into wasabi, so you don't leak your IP address. There is also no more minimum denomination so you can conjoin any amount and there is no change. So any amount you receive from a coin join is private. Now privacy is something I am definitely taking more seriously and with the recently released was RB 2.0, this becomes so much easier. Now, if you do want to find out more, please head over to wasabi while it IO, which is WAS ABI, WAL ET dot IO. Yeah, she's definitely the establishment. I saw one of those she was like in a town hall meeting and they were calling out her out and voting or what she was voting for. And I also found that whole kind of tax the rich dress kind of bullshit. And I just feel like that's what happens. People just go in, they want to make change. They become rich and they don't want to tax the rich anymore. Yeah, exactly. I don't want to tax the rich anymore. Fine. So you're hoping for deadlock. I love deadlock, and I love that lock in government. But so I don't believe any more of these big spinning bills are going to be passed. Because there's definitely a big enough constituency in the House. It's going to block it. So without the house passing anything, you know, I think we're going to be in good shape. I think we can finally work out of the system all the other bills that were passed. And now we just got a decrease the government budget. There's no more money for Ukraine. Yeah. Well, you say that. I mean, we had the conversation. Yesterday with Matthew pines. Do you know Matthew? No. He's part of BPI. Really interesting guy. And he was talking about the big issue that the government have is the amount of things they have to find out about. They got a service debt. They have to keep investing in the military because China's growing their military. They can't afford the bond market to collapse, but you've got China and Russia exiting from the dollar and trying to create alternatives. They've got massive social security
"bpi" Discussed on What Bitcoin Did
"Pro democratic technology in the sense that it undermines closed societies and benefits like open societies. So if Gazprom's on the fence about Bitcoin, I might have to email Alex some of our work on this. Get Gary to read it. I mean, hopefully he's listening to this show. All right, man. Okay, so listen, final question. How can people help? Because obviously you need help with what you're doing, how can people help the world super important. Look, I love coin center. I love everything they're doing. They advocate for public blockchains. You guys are focused on Bitcoin. Right. So I love what you're doing as well. And to me, it's like, has a different level of importance because it's just focusing on Bitcoin. You have our full support, anything you need, any one of your team wants to come on the show. We've had nearly all of them. We'll have them all back. But how else can other people listen help? Yeah, so I guess in brief, engage with our work, share it on social media, follow our account on Twitter. If Bitcoin has been good to you, maybe consider donating, we sort of entirely run on donations. And every dollar counts, like we're on a shoestring budget. We've got an open sats page, so you can donate there. You can do it on our website. If you're a company in the space, and you want to get more involved, you can email me or anyone can email me at BTC policy dot org. But if you're a company and you want to talk to people in Washington about stuff you're doing, you want to collaborate with us. Hit us up. And yeah, if you run a Bitcoin company, I would really encourage you to sponsor our event in D.C.. We'll bring you out to our conference. And you'll have the chance to talk with members of government and staffers about your business. And the things that are on your mind when it comes to policy and regulation. So yeah, if you've got the means, it's also a tax write off for a 5 O one. So if you're not one of the people that's super underwater this year and you have some capital gains to offset, it's a great way to do it. But yeah, every dollar counts. And if you can't give, share our work. All right, man, we'll listen, look. Absolutely pleasure getting to know you this last couple of years. You're always welcome on the show. You're just a great person to talk to. Anything we can do to help just reach out, just keep doing your thing, man. It's amazing. It's been amazing to watch and congratulations on all. Thank you. I can't thank you enough, man. Having me and really all of the BPI fellows more than more than me because I feel like they're the real star. It's like having all of them on the show has done so much for us. We were kind of a glorified blog and I think now we're more of a real think tank and you guys played a huge, huge role in that. So thank you. We're always looking for interesting people to talk to and you just keep throwing them up. Natalie's malinsky was like my favorite interview last year. Really interesting. She's brilliant. Like Troy, like watching him is brilliant. These are all brilliant people and they've got that's my job. I just kind of find these cool people and bring them in. And we did just get, I'll drop this on the podcast. We just added a new fellow to BPI. So we'll probably put something out on Twitter about this.
"bpi" Discussed on What Bitcoin Did
"Okay, so have you been successful or are we generally being successful in getting that kind of like separation between Bitcoin and crypto? Is that being effective? You know, it's hard to measure success. I think there's been more of that narrative in the last year in D.C. than ever because of us, because that's our principle narrative. Bitcoin is special. We're not trying to tear down crypto. We're not trying to say everything is a scam that isn't Bitcoin. From a first principles perspective, we're really in favor of people being able to experiment with nascent technology and build decentralized financial architecture. That's awesome. In general, from a very principled perspective. Instead of saying, it's Bitcoin not checkpoints or whatever. We're saying, look, Bitcoin is different enough in form and function. In its origin, all of these things that it warrants sort of separate consideration from Shiba Inu or whatever, or FTX. Because you have to understand a lot of these people don't even understand the difference between a centralized firm, like FTX, like an exchange, from a layer one, from Bitcoin. And so yeah, trying to kind of break the mold of this is all in this one bucket of crypto to like, hey, there's a lot of different things happening here. And we think Bitcoin is special. So that's actually one of the things I'm really excited about for this year with BPI. We're putting on a one day conference in D.C. called what makes Bitcoin special. So it's invite only, it's mostly going to be staffers and members of government, but Bitcoin magazine is going to be like live streaming, all the panels. So anybody can tune in and watch it. But it's going to be like all of the BPI fellows, some people at other think tanks and groups in D.C. just spending a day talking about Bitcoin, like unpacking FTX, unpacking DCG and the grayscale stuff, and principally explaining what makes Bitcoin special. So I'm really excited for that. And that's kind of the thesis, right, is that you can't just convince someone overnight, but repetition goes does wonders. So a lot of our job is just kind of beating that drum until we're blue in the face. And hopefully sort of shifting the overton window and the discourse and downstream of that, the policy. Toward a better outcome. How much is FTX made all our lives more difficult? Oh. I mean, we didn't see you Pacific Bitcoin because you would down in D.C.
"bpi" Discussed on What Bitcoin Did
"And then on the flip side, the second thought is, well, if people understand why Bitcoin is something that strengthens liberal democracies, why Bitcoin is something that accelerates freedom and all these central axioms of America and open societies, well then I would expect policy to be a lot better and so that's sort of what BPI does is we're researching Bitcoin from all these different policy relevant perspectives. But making sort of a well researched intellectually honest. Case that Bitcoin is like this awesome thing and then it's really good for the world. Cognizant of risks and downsides and all of that, I don't think we're like a propaganda outlet. All of our work tends to address the counter arguments to what we're saying. So yeah, it's like we definitely paint a an optimistic worldview or an optimistic picture of Bitcoin, but it's one that I think we all believe. That's cool. National debating champion. What competition was that? So in high school, I did public forum debate. There's like two V two debate. And then in college, I did parliamentary debate. And actually my partner in college was grant who I started BPI with. Okay, but when you say national champion is there like a specific competition you're in? Yeah, there's like three main national championships in high school. So I won like one of them. And then I did all right and the other two. Top 20 or something like that. I want you to film recently about a debating team. What was it called? I dig it up and I'll let you know. You probably know all about it. So in doing that, is there a topic given and you're just given a side to argue? Or do you only have to prep both sides? You have to prep both sides. You flip a coin at the start of the round. Winner gets to pick either which side they want to argue or whether they want to speak first or second. Traditionally you pick speaking second. It's like more of an advantage. But it depends on the format. So in the type of debate I did in high school, you had one topic every month, and you spent quite a bit of time sort of researching and preparing your arguments. The type of debate that I didn't college, you got the topic and your side assigned to you. And then you had like ten minutes to prepare for an hour long debate. Wow. Okay. And so is debating something like your, you just naturally have a talent for or can you train or is it a bit of both? Yeah, I mean, I think you can trade.
"bpi" Discussed on What Bitcoin Did
"So that makes sense. So the Cato is sort of the libertarian center right kind of think tank, brookings is sort of the Pinnacle of think tanks, the center left. Equivalent, but BPI bent is that Bitcoin is good for the world. So I guess what we do is we kind of have an interdisciplinary cohort of academics. So economists, lawyers, philosophers, climate scientists, national security scholars who we employ to write and think about the implications of Bitcoin as an emerging monetary technology for the United States and for liberal democracies and for the globe generally. So we're not like lobbyists, we're technically a charity. So we're not sort of lobbying people on policy, but instead trying to do some of the intellectual groundwork in D.C. that would support good policy. I joke with bitcoiners that a lot of what we do is take insights that people had on the talk forums, like a decade ago, and just put them in a fancy format that people in D.C. are used to seeing. Because you can't print out a Twitter thread and be like, look at this, it could be the most brilliant analysis ever. But there's sort of a, we're talking about chat GBT a second ago with these epistemic heuristics. There are epistemic heuristics in D.C.. And so a screenshot of a talk forum blog post is not going to be very persuasive, but taking that exact same information, citing a couple of sources and putting it out from a group of 12 PhDs or whatever. With the letterhead on the top and the logo, you get taken a little bit more seriously. And so the reason I started it was I was in D.C., I was working for Bitcoin magazine. I was there director of policy and public affairs. And one of my first trips up there, I was meeting with some of the politicians who are ostensibly pro Bitcoin. And really, I kind of credit representative Warren Davidson in some ways with an Ohio. Yeah, with starting with my inspiration to start BPI, because I asked him, what can we do? Like you're up here in D.C., you're fighting for Bitcoin. What do you need? And he said, credible research and information. My colleagues are bringing all of this sort of credentialed research on Bitcoin saying why it's bad saying why it's dumb, saying why it's a Ponzi scheme. And I can't exactly bring a copy of Bitcoin magazine onto the congressional floor and say, will these people think differently?
"bpi" Discussed on What Bitcoin Did
"In the mining space, but also mentioned this earlier, the forms of mining that are lowest margin are in the most flexible are the most prosocial. So the story that I want to tell, but also the story I want to be true about mining is that it strengthens grids, it lowers electrical rates for citizens for ordinary rate payers, and it helps us green the grid helps us mitigate methane, right? Those are the stories that I want to tell. Those stories were wrong during the bull run. Because everybody's just plugging in. Now, those stories are coming true. And so here's what I want. It's not that I don't want Bitcoin to grow in price. I do. And it needs to grow in price in order to be big enough to help us make the transition, actually. It needs to be bigger in order for us to mitigate enough methane to make a meaningful difference. But in order for it to grow, we have to see that narrative be true. And mining migrate into all these pro social forms. And then it can grow and I hope to God, it grows slowly and organically. Because if it grows slowly, it's like we keep adding to the kind of mining that we know will survive in a downturn. If it spikes up again and Sean connell said this on your show and it was absolutely right. If we go through another 20 X in Bitcoin's price, local grids will be stressed, a 6 won't keep up, local rate payers might pay more as they did in various New York or whatever. And we're going to get all the blowback again and then all the work I'm doing the BPI work laying the foundation for how Bitcoin can be pro social is all going to be like put on hold again and I have to go through another cycle of wait, wait, wait, Bitcoin is going to be prosocial again, just wait for the price to crash. Well, maybe it's like of every four year cycle. Let's pro social for three years and it's not for a year, but it's net pro social. I know you want that. I would love Bitcoin to see a steady, constant growth. It's not going to it's not going to happen. Yeah, it's not how human incentives work.
"bpi" Discussed on Simply Bitcoin
"We believe a lot of these, these people are not stupid, okay? So think going back and referencing the dig economist from my perspective, I believe they're doing it on purpose. I don't believe that they're so naive that they're just completely missing out any updated data. And I think Nick Carter did a fabulous job and actually sailor even said it himself to quote him. He even called the, I forget the name of the report, but it was something climate related to cryptocurrencies. Sailor even used very strong wording. He even called it propaganda, right? So I have a slightly different take. I mean, I have a slightly different take than Nick, and then Michael saylor. So I agree that that report citing dig economist particular gave him more credit than he is due, for sure. And I think also, even though Maura is cited once and in passing, that is also ridiculous. And in general, appreciated Nick's incredibly thorough and detailed dismantling of elements of that report. But what I saw in the report was no, not a propaganda campaign at all. I saw an office in The White House of non specialist, non bitcoiners. Trying to deal with an incredible body of evidence, new evidence on a topic they did not understand. And so they put out a call for request for information, in fact, my partner at BPI, Margot pays, and I wrote one. And they got a tremendous number of replies, including one that was very influential from the Sierra club. And what they did was basically read those RFIs, synthesize what they were reading. And read the literature cited in those RFIs. And the truth is they're just isn't a good body of literature on Bitcoin and its impacts. It's an incredibly subtle, revolutionary kind of consumer of energy. And they were trying to kind of triangulate and make the best of what they had. So let me call your attention to some of the really good things in the report that basically did not appear anywhere before this report in anything from anyone affiliated with the Democratic Party. One of those, one of those things was that they completely debunked and dismissed the evaluation of Bitcoin's power use or emissions per transaction. They completely rejected that metric, which lots of democratic politicians and haters of Bitcoin have used. They debunked it very well. They also acknowledge Bitcoin's role in mitigating methane and particularly in landfills, but also in flaring. They also acknowledged that the future of a high penetration renewable grid, a grid that's based a lot on wind solar hydro and so on, will require large flexible consumers of power. They recognize that Bitcoin as a user of power is flexible and can participate in demand response.
"bpi" Discussed on Practical AI: Machine Learning & Data Science
"Or should I stay kind of in the center of innovation and keep driving that process forward and making demands and generally being intractable to any reasonable person that I may be interacting with? Excellent question. And I want to say something about where we heading in general. So first of all, I do believe there will always be specialized roles. Let's say head of innovation and Chris, you might find yourself perpetually stuck in innovation teams. But that for me would mean that in the future, this role is less about owning innovation in more facilitating and bringing the knowledge to the organization. So it would be a different role. Now, I want to come back to what I said about the bigger point. I think for 30 years, digitalization was in essence from our perspective. I'm talking now BPI SAP, a big organization that is very much concerned about processes and Europeans and have ironclad compliant, really well running processes. First, for the years, just establishing, right? And it's already a big task to achieve, right? No matter where you're working in the world global spanning logistics chains and you want to perfectly compliant and super quickly updated P and L or whatever you need. But at this point, that's table stakes. We're at 2022 now. And I think every company has realized that for better worse, the only way forward is to get better, it change itself. And so it should civilization used to be like a pet project. Now it's like the prime directive of every CIO and CEO. And I think in the future, people will want to portray themselves as the leaders of change. Now, how does it relate to your question? If you want to have an agile company that's good at changing in adapting to circumstances, you need some sort of that mindset throughout the entire organization. And that's why I feel like that every organization wants to have the tools and the ability to quickly react to changing forces in the market or whatever it might be, right? So we need more of that just this disseminated entire organization. Think about just as an analogy, like mobile development. We had like ten years ago, we had specialized groups. These days, I think it's almost like a function of the fitness of your company. If you need like a centralized position, it means you're not ahead of the curve. Whereas if you enable everyone to do it, you are good. So my job as the head of innovation is to make the entire organization better at product discovery, not just one group..
"bpi" Discussed on CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast
"That's three C Purdue four seed Rutgers. How wide of a season is Rutgers had? The scarlet knights are the number four seed in the Big Ten tournament, but still very much on the bubble. Jerry palm has them right now as a 12 seed playing in the first four. And that's why I think this is my favorite of all of the conference tournaments. Three legit bubble teams in play. Rutgers, Michigan, and Indiana. And Michigan and Indiana actually play each other in the second round on Thursday. So let's start there. Is that an elimination game for both teams on Thursday, deadline? Can Indiana or Michigan afford to lose that game and still get an at large bit of the incidentally tournament? If you're watching on YouTube smash that like button right now, you can see that gorgeous bracket out there that nada has provided. Good-looking bracket over an Indianapolis. By the way, this is what's the name of this place called now? What is the, it's now the gainbridge fieldhouse. You say so. It's bankers life for life. Yeah. What do we do? Gain bridge? It's always bankers life to me. We have the great. And this happens, I feel like almost an annual basis parish. Power conference tournament. First round second round, depending on the size, the format, the 8 9, and that 8 9 always has an urgency, because usually at least one, and in this case, two teams sit on the bubble. Let me just ask you this, but before we talk about this game and break it down, let's just spoil it right away. Michigan Indiana Rucker, three bubble teams. Who's making the entry tournament? Who's going? Who's dancing from those three? Rutgers in Michigan. I am with you, my friend, but man, we're going to get noise this week, in some way. And like Indiana beaten, Michigan, I don't bring up the Kent. Let me bring up the campon game here. This line is an out yet. Ken palm is going to have Michigan favorite in this game. And right now going into it, it's a two point line. So Indiana won't be a huge underdog by any means there. But I would lean Michigan in this spot. Michigan right now, I'm kind of last foreign. Right? I'm kind of barely in the field, I think. Jerry Palmer has Michigan as the second to last team in the field. He has Indiana as the fourth team out of this field. I mostly agree with the separation there. It feels like I'm maybe getting Michigan a little more comfortable. It's worse team sheet metric of all of them, a strength of record. What has done against its schedule comparatively so it's 40th. Best metric, BPI. And at 20, 20 and 20 and 40 for a bubble team, a 20 spot gap, net ranking is 31 as we record this podcast on a Monday afternoon. I think Michigan is going to win this game. Indiana, I can easily be talked into needs to win at least two games. And if you're looking right now at this bracket, look what it has to do. It's got to beat Michigan and then it's got to knock off the top seat Illinois. Not that it's incapable of doing so. That's just a steeper climb, whereas with Michigan, it feels like you get past Indiana. What you do against Illinois might not mean as much, oh, by the way, really no love loss between those players on Illinois and Michigan, so that could be, that could be plenty of fun there. But, you know, you got a lot of urgency. You mentioned the bubble stuff. Absolutely. To me, aside from juwan Howard, oh, by the way, Juan Howard will be coaching Michigan against Indiana. Juwan Howard's return combined with the three bubble teams is the storyline had it's the predominant thing heading into this Big Ten tournament GP as it gets going Wednesday. But for all intents and purposes, Thursdays when people are going to start tuning God bless Nebraska northwestern Minnesota and Penn State. You know, not going to be a packed house on Wednesday with those four teams in those two games. But once we get to an 1130 a.m. tip on Thursday, I think it's going to be a pretty great Indiana got close GP at Purdue and it kind of blew it late. Can it rally and recover and beat a Michigan team, which is obviously feeling good after being able to close out with a road win against its rival over the weekend. I'll take Michigan to win, but I frankly think almost any kind of outcome in that game is possible. And by any, I mean, if you tell me Indiana wins by 16, I just get a weird vibe off of this game. I think it can go a lot of different ways. I think Michigan can lose that game and still have a chance to get in the instant display tournament. But I'm not certain it's guaranteed. You know, Michigan right now, 5 and 9 in quadrant one, three and three in quadrant two. So 8 and 12 in the first two quadrants with a quadrant three lost in Minnesota also on the books. Four games under 501st two quadrants and a quadrant three loss. It's not great. Again, I don't think it's impossible for Michigan to lose to IU and still get in, but they'll be sweating out if they lose to Indiana. Indiana obviously has to beat Michigan or else the Internet will be out in the state until at least the July recruiting period, of course. And possibly until November, I'm with you. I think in the end I might also need to beat Illinois to feel good, heading into selection Sunday. So capable team, like I won't be shocked if they do it, but you know, they're going to have to win two games, they're going to be underdogs in on consecutive days to feel good about where they're going to land on selection Sunday. And they haven't done anything lately that would make you think that they can do that. Or that they will do it. Obviously, they can do it. But will they do it? I know they play Purdue competitively, but still lost the game. They're two and 7 in their past 9 games. And they finish 9 and 11 in the Big Ten. Trivia time. Go, come on, what do we got? When's the last time Indiana had a winning record in the Big Ten? Give me a year. I'm gonna go 16, 17. No, that's the year time Queen got fired. Oh, okay. Tom crean, won the outright Big Ten title on 15 and three league record,.
"bpi" Discussed on CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast
"Providence nova, you can't see hall marquette and creighton. They're all safe. Create market are going to play each other in the first round as you can see on the graphic on YouTube. That's a four 5 matchup that will kick off on I say kick-off it will actually technically tip off on Thursday. That means the only team that kind of quasi may be barely I don't even think so is on the bubble is Xavier. Give me your thoughts on Xavier, it's got that game against butler in the first, it's gonna be the first game of the tournament. 90 the butler nowhere near the NIT going up against Xavier, if X loses that game, do you think it's at large case is dicey or do you think this team's in no matter what? I mean, I think it's case should be dicey because I don't like teams getting in that have played their worst basketball leading up to selection Sunday and that's the reality with Xavier, aside from a win over Georgetown, which really counts for nothing. This is a team that's been on it pretty horrendous slide as of late. And going up against a butler team in the first round that isn't going to do them a whole lot of good to win that game either because we'll see I'm not exactly sure off the top of my head where butler is in the net. So not sure what sort of quadrant that game would be, but it's one 20. I got you real quick. Butler is one 28 in the net on a neutral court one 28 in the net as a quad three game. There you go. And then do we think they're going to be Providence in the quarterfinals? I don't see it. I don't see Xavier really helping its case much in this conference tournament. Now, they're on the bubble. So a lot of it's going to depend on what happens elsewhere around the country. The week is off to a good start for bubble teams, obviously with Murray state taking care of business in the OBC final. But there's a lot of dominoes still to fall there. And so I just feel like Xavier is going to end up needing some help if it's going to get into the NCAA. Cop might be onto something here. There's going to be Xavier fans that listen to this that disagree. There's going to be ticked off if you're a fans who are almost nodding agreement because they're just absolutely there are furious over the fact that this was a preseason top 25 level team and they faded again down the stretch under Travis steel. But here's the deal right now with Xavier, we'll be quick on this. Best team sheet metric as we record this on a Sunday Night, it's actually the net 35. Now that's decent. Don't get me wrong. But the results based metrics not helping them strength the record 53. KPI is 39 predictive, kind of all over the board here. Ken pumps his Xavier's number 51 in the country. BPI's at 49 sagarin is a little bit healthier at 39. A loss to butler would get it really dicey. I do want to pick up on one thing cop said and I'm not saying that you were alluding to the specifically you were more speaking to your personal taste when it gets to evaluating tournament teams. Reminder, because I actually had two coaches in the past week kind of hit me up and talked to me about this thing. Thinking that it was still a criterion and it's not. How you play down the stretch of the season has no impact on it if you get in and where you get seated. Once upon a time, your final ten games was a criterion, but that's not been the case for well over a decade there so that if a team loses 7 out of ten, 8 out of 9, four out of 6 down the stretch, it does not matter. But I do think for some committee members, it's hard to separate what they're seeing in front of their eyes and balancing. I was going to say you get the human nature element of this involved. And let's say hypothetically, hypothetically it comes down to Xavier or Rutgers. How do you pick Xavier over Rutgers given what Rutgers accomplished during the Big Ten in the way turn things on in the second half of the season? You can't, but with you saying that, how about this, man? Oh, it's just so fascinating. And obviously we'll go deeper on Rutgers on the Big Ten. Right now, but we're recording this. Yeah, well, they're still pretty good. Ross Chris is 76 in the net. It doesn't have a team sheet metric better than 50th. But objectively, Rutgers has to be considered safer than Xavier in my opinion. But I think that these things, you know, debate one team versus the other. I think it's a wonderful thing for the committee. A great challenge to put forth in front of them because we are going to get real evidence here this year of how the committee is going to handle and grasp teams that either have drastically different metrics one versus the other, loyal Chicago springs to mind, not good in resume based, really good and predictive. We've heard that tune before. And a record versus Xavier is another one to keep in mind there. I think Xavier is Xavier beats butler. I'm saying they're in. I think it's in, but the metrics aren't wonderful. And I don't know if it's a surefire deal, certainly something to keep an eye out. Well, to be clear, it's a very thin line because you're talking about a Xavier team that took Providence to triple overtime. So to suggest that this team isn't capable of beating Providence is ridiculous. Clearly that they could do that. And so I'm not ruling out the possibility that they go in upset the number one seed the day after beating butler in the first round. It's certainly possible I just don't see how a win over butler and that being it really helps the team that's struggled a lot down the stretch and then I do wonder if the human nature element of what that committee will be going through next week plays a factor in the way they are evaluated. So I guess I'm the devil's advocate here a little bit, but it's certainly possible because the line here is so thin. And this is a Xavier team that has shown flashes. So I'm not ruling out that the musketeers, I think they are capable of going on and run this month, but there's been no signs of that capability in recent weeks. 5 and 9 in quad one, four and two and quad two, that combines for a 9 11 quad one quad two overall mark. Not great, but not far from horrible, 5 O one and quad three, only four quad four games for Xavier, which is actually helping their net metric overall, keep an eye out for that. Okay, bid thieves. The teams that have no shot at bubble status. The schools that apply here at St. John's butler to Paul and Georgetown, who's the bit thief there. If you got to pick one and we do got to pick one, I think it's obvious. I go to Johnny's. And I think you got to be on that train with me. Well, I mean, you know I love posh Alexander. Yes. Oh my God, sub 6 footer. 9 assists zero points in his last game. I think he'll be hungry to get in the score column. This week. And the type of a guy who honestly could easily become a darling of March because of his undersized nature and his defensive tenacity. He's sort of a made from March superstar who I hope at some point in his college career gets to shine on the NCAA tournament stage. I will actually go butler though just to be different because you're talking about a veteran latent team in butler and a team that I think, you know, they could maybe upset Providence. They played him close twice during the regular season. Providence is not invincible. And rated very highly in the luck category this year. They want a ton of close games. So I like the idea of butler being a veteran laden team, a team playing for a coach who played a butler who might rally his guys for the postseason. I don't know, I just see some potential march type of substance there with butler, even though it really hasn't shown up much for them this season. They don't have a star on their team, which is why I think they're going to get overlooked. I mean, there's nobody on that roster who averages more than 11 points a game. And somebody decides to flash or pop randomly this week. They could be a team that I could see getting on a heater kind of like Georgetown did last season. You're out of your mind. Butler's lost 5 in a row, and they're not going to do this. But I appreciate I appreciate the take..
"bpi" Discussed on CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast
"One Bucky two Purdue three Rutgers is the four seat. Hey, Rutgers is the four seed. Indiana plays Michigan in the 8 9. And I don't think that's an elimination game. I think Michigan's inn because when Howard got the suspension, I said, martelly's got to get that team to three wins. And I don't think he's going to do it. I thought they'd go two and three. You got them to three. Stick them with it. I still think they're good. But Indiana, Michigan, 8, 9, second round matchup that'll be Friday that's got some serious intrigue to it. So I was actually curious where Michigan landed in the tournament because of this result and there it is. Who's yours? We'll get to them in just a second. They'll play against Michigan in the 8 9 there. I think Michigan's good. I think they should be in no Dickinson as well. That was a really, really big win on the road at your rival. Beat in Ohio State and the pattern continues, by the way, since February 10th, this is Michigan. Win loss. Win loss. Win loss win loss win. The pattern holds Indiana will continue to save its season and beat Michigan when the Big Ten tournament starts to leave this week. But we'll have to wait and see. Got Internet problems still in Indiana. This time Jaden ivy calls them, cost them, I know. You want to swerve right into that because what the hell? No, no. They're not even watching this. They can't watch it. Okay. What was that last play that came? I don't know. Closer than I needed to. So, yeah, whatever. Like this is not good for us. Indiana is a basketball crazed state. I mean, we've taken one of the most basketball craze states. And they can't watch the oncology basketball podcast because the Internet's out. We're talking Purdue fans too, right? They're just getting caught up in this. You know? I think the way it works and I'll have to read more about it. But it is if you are registered as a Purdue fan, it's a little bit like Elon Musk is doing and Ukraine. They're bringing in. They'll bring in special equipment and they'll get your Wi-Fi working. But they got to hit up Elon Musk, basically. Yes. Purdue fans, I think, have a direct relationship with Elon Musk. And so they're able to get Internet, but who's your fans? It's a bad situation. Mark Cuban isn't helping them out. Are you? Famous are you alone Mark Cuban? He can't step in and do anything for them right now. I haven't heard from an Indiana fan in weeks. Okay. Internet. You must be right. Internet down. It's terrible. Let me ask you this. Is Houston a computer trigger? Check out the case. Lay out the case. What do you mean? Go ahead. Well, Houston, first off, you're outright AAC champion. Not trying to discount that. Kelvin Sampson, I think I could make a Hall of Fame case for him. Tremendous coach. I think Houston might be computer trickers. They woke up on Sunday morning. They're third in the net. Third in the net. They're fit to Ken palm, second and BPI, fourth and staggering, 12th and KPI, second at torvik. Second at torvik and BPI? This is that's going to change. That's got to change after like Sunday. There's no way this team is still second and those metrics. We can't have that. Now let me give you the resume. They're one in four in quadrant one. 7 and one in quadrant two, so 8 and 5 in the first two quadrants, but they only have one quadrant one win. They have zero wins over teams currently projected to make the NCAA tournament. Their best win is over Oklahoma state. On the season, Houston is zero and four against top 30 Kim pom teams. And since losing both market session and Tremont Mark, they're one in three against the top 60 kin palm teams. They've beaten nobody all season long. Might be computer trickers. I don't know if they'll fall far enough. They'll be, they will be an interesting test case here with where they get seated. Because what you are suggesting here is like 7 C that best material and the idea that Houston would either be a 7 or in the 8 9 game is an outright nightmare for a one or two seat if it drew them in the second round. Is it that? I just told you they'd be no good teams all year. I know. Is it really? You're worried about a team that's never been made. Made the final four a year ago and brought back plenty from that. No. No, no. No coach wants to play Kevin Sampson on a two day turnaround. I know what you're saying. That is like, you gotta be bleeping Kennedy kind of situation. No coach wants Kelvin on a two day turnaround. I've been Memphis be ready to play him again. Two day turnaround though? Tuesday? Get it going? You have to beat somebody double digits every time they play now. That's factual. That did happen there. And that's what's going to get Memphis into the tournament. Penny. Get it done there. Could they be? That's a lot of chicken of a lot of computers. That's all I'm saying. That's a lot. It's a lot of computer tricking going on. They tricked all the computers. Normally you can take trick a computer. If you can't trick all the computers, they trick every computer. And I can not stress this enough. They lost two of their top four players before Christmas. In December, Christmas is.
"bpi" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"We say hello to all of you guys you're here and a lot to do. Some really great guests coming up over the next four hours, but let's start with some headlines that are happening right now and we start with basketball. The catch hold on against LSU, tough game last night for the wildcats, but they win, and that's what matters as the wildcats continue to each closer. We have a big one coming up on Saturday. Back in the 90s, this used to be the premier game of the conference, and even after that, they got the cats and the razorbacks in the BPI. That's not the FBI anymore. It's the BPI. We're in basketball season. Like the cats. Gary Boyer is on his fair well tour. Legendary Hall of Fame coach is saying goodbye and they're going to unveil Gary Blair court. We're going to take a look at Gary Blair's resume. He's won it all. He's only 852 wins. 11th most in D one history, 25 tournament appearances. He won the 11 national championship. He's won 9 regular season titles, 9 conference titles, and really one of the great guys women, whatever he's a guy, but he's one of the great people in sports. Marshall is suing conference USA. Does anyone watching the story very closely if you are not? You're missing a lot of litigation. There's some bad blood. And what about the sooners? According to the athletic, maybe venables has the right idea. A lot of people wondered, can the program survive Lincoln Riley's exit? Some people think it could be better off. And some more coaching news that will make you shake your head on an already bizarre day, grambling announced that art briles has been named to Hugh Jackson's coaching staff. This is truly one of the biggest pariahs in college football history, not saying he wasn't a good coach. He was an excellent coach. But he couldn't find a job in college football and told today and many are wondering why would a proud school like rambling? Bring in this piece of garbage, excuse me, this coach, two grand state university. We'll talk more about that a little bit later on. More of your phone calls and 8 5 5 T four two 7 two 8 5 and how about the guest list? Bill Conley, he'll be on board. Jason kersey from the athletic, the aforementioned Gary Blair Jay bilas. We've got some big timers on the show to this afternoon. And your phone calls at 8 5 5, two four two. 7 two 8 5. You can get in right now and Hugh in deep gap always has the first question at the presidential press conference. Go right ahead to you. Paul, the gentleman that calls you Monday. I thought a lot about hit the pain heath exhibited in his voice about fairness and equality for black folks. Right. And at 81 years old, live lived through a lot of change. But I would love for us to be able to separate the difference between equal opportunity and equal outcomes as a goal. It took 90 years from passage to the 13th and Fourteenth Amendment. Those two amendments that guaranteed the type of fairness and equality that the gentleman I hope was talking about for the Supreme Court to codify and support that decision. And the misery that black folks suffered for that 90 years has found excusable. But it's another example of how hard it is to change social custom and culture. However, ten years after Brown V board, Lyndon Johnson passed the great society program that in my estimation. It pretty much doomed black America to the situation where they are today. It was really a massive 55 year social disaster for the black community. It absolutely eviscerated black homogeneous family structure. It dumbed down public education. It created a counterculture that is not compatible with constitutional law and it created a racial class of government subsidy dependency. You know, the scriptures tell us we are all equal in God's eyes. However, the real world in the real world equal physical qualities intelligence and social skills are usually vastly different. The legislative quotas that were intended to speed up cultural change have been a 55 year disaster in totally counterproductive. Now, whether you want to talk about Brian Flores lawsuit against the NFL, the whole business of the Rooney quota rule is one of the most unfair things I've ever seen. While drag qualified black men in front of people, they have a quota of two that you interview before you hire who you want to hire. You know, the athletic and entertainment world has proven to be a dramatic showcase for black talent and productivity. And they did so without a shred of quota regulation requirements. Paul,.
"bpi" Discussed on CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast
"Number one. What? It was on the website, and then they fixed it. I don't know, snafu encoding. But at BPI things have a bit odd. I saw, by the way, there was some conspiratorial talk about maybe the BPI being slanted toward conferences that have contracts with ESPN. I don't think that argument holds much water. I'm not saying it's unthinkable. I just don't, I don't think that's I don't think that's the case. But if you have evidence dating back literally years to corroborate such claims, I believe a marquette based website can help but notice that since the biggest is no longer on the four letter network but nevertheless BPI is just the one that it's a team sheet metric it's on there. I just tend to give it the least amount of attention. I'm much more of a Ken pom, strength of record. Those are like my one and two go twos for predictive and results based. As for the mountain west, I do think it's going to get four. Now, San Diego states is the most vulnerable of the four, but it's home against and Jose state, then it's at Wyoming home to Fresno at Nevada, it's got the number two ranked defense in America per possession according to Ken Tom. And, you know, Brian Dutch has done a really, really nice job since taking over for Steve Fisher. This is his 5th season. This will be if they get in, it will be the fourth year out of 5 where he has had an NCAA tournament level team. Sds would have been a two seat. We had a 2020 NCA tournament there. So they can absolutely get there. Matt Bradley has been as advertised this season. He's been a really good and then Nathan mensah is like a top 20 defender in the sport. He's fantastic, so they've got a good group there. So they are the one team of the four that's just they've got the best pedigree. They're the most proven. They've gotten there the most. Boise state, it might surprise some people because they're always in the mix in the mountain west. Katie, do you realize that Boise state has only made the incidentally tournament twice in the past 13 years? They've only been there twice and both times were the first four and they didn't win either of those games. It feels like Boise state together and they're like every three years. So it hasn't been the case. And now they're normally pretty good. Normally like NIT level, but this is finally a year where Leon writes his team is breaking through and they've done a really, really good job so far. In terms of where these teams stack up from a predictive standpoint at cancom, San Diego stays the best team according to Ken pom. I think they've got the toughest road to get to the tournament of the four we talked about. But they're 23rd, poison stays 26, Colorado state's 40 and then Wyoming is 49. And then I don't want to give up too much what's in the story, but Jeff linder says he has an offense that is literally like nothing else in college basketball. Like there's not another team that runs their stuff in a similar way that like he does. He told me he gave me a good quote. He said basically something along the lines of we are the Tennessee Titans of college basketball and I have two Derek Henry's on my roster and they will wear you down and we will eventually break you. So anytime a quote wants to go with that on the record, I'll take it every time. Wyoming is 22 and four, it's only had I think 8 seasons in its history where it's one at least 25 games. This will be the 9th year. There are 22 wins now. They're going to get to 25 without a doubt. They're going to get into the N subway tournament. And the mountain west bracket tournament. That's always on CBS and CBS Sports Network. It's going to be among the three or four best league tournaments this march. I got to believe because you've also got Utah state, Fresno state, our viable teams, potential bid thieves even. They're good enough to do that. They've been a bit a bit up and down, but Fresno state has Orlando Robinson. Where is he complete off the board question here? Where's Orlando Robinson on your big board list? If you have that ready or a handy, he's got to be on there. And he's been a monster, man. He's one of the best big men in the country. He's number one. That's where I have them. He's not number one. Over Jayden ivy. No. Are you being serious? No. Okay. And I don't know. He's on the top 50. He's on. He's been tremendous this season. So him at Fresno state and then you tell states got Justin Bieber they've been really, really good as well. So I wanted to at least give a little bit of love out to the mountain time zone. Often overlooked, not here. And mountain west marked me down for 14s, getting to get into the ancillary tournament this year. Let's talk before we get to the mailbag. Wednesday what to watch. I'm going to roll off all the games. You go with it where I'll do a GP. I'm going to say a bunch of crap. And then you're going to just follow up and talk about whatever you want. All right. Here at the games to watch for the biggest games in my opinion. In chronological order, creating a St. John 6 30 eastern FS1. This is Wednesday night. Duke of Virginia is a 7 eastern ESPN tip. Xavier Providence, CBS Sports Network, GP and studio, Xavier provenance 7 eastern CBS network..
"bpi" Discussed on CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast
"Give them out in west some love because I think it's going to be a forbid league this season. Colorado state, Boise state, Wyoming, San Diego state, all in the mix. Fresno states on the outside looking in, but it also, it's got a respectable record and can play spoiler potentially there. So the mountain west overdue, it's going to have its best season since 2013. So those are the three biggest items on the Wednesday court report. If you could read it, go on your CBS sports app, always appreciate it, but yeah, man, Murray state, all in with this legitimate at large candidate, okay? As of this morning, I did refresh my numbers. Murray state, 26th in the net, my man, 21st and strength of record, top 40 in Ken palm and BPI. So they got a real shot here. Now they got Belmont in the league, but this isn't just like, oh, gaudy record good team. I'm gonna say three is good. No viable viable NCAA tournament team. And I'd have them on like the ten line right now if you asked me. You see that right behind me? Look, I want you to gaze right behind me. You know what that is right behind me? That's where John rant is about to put on a show tonight. Are there any New York City? Yeah, that's right. That's right. Yeah, I checked the schedule. So the garden is directly behind you. Yeah, more last 20 bucks. Okay. 20 blocks behind me. The John morant show comes to midtown Manhattan tonight. Do you see this step? He's averaging 35.4 .7 .2 rebounds 7.2 assists per game. The past 7 games at the age of 22 in the history of the NBA. The only players to average more than 35 7 and 7 in any 7 game span, aged 22 or under Michael Jordan. LeBron James, John morant. That's the list. That's the list, my man. And to your court report item, Java hooper. He's just in the gym all the time. You'll see videos pop up. He's at some high school playing with Kennedy Chandler, like two years, two years ago. He and Kennedy got tight because you know, he goes in place with not anybody like you can't play with him. But like he played at high schools. Legitimate MVP. He about to start an All-Star Game. And this summer, you'll see him video of him at a high school just hooping with a bunch of 17 year olds. He, air castle town, who's the radio play by playboys of the grizzlies. He's a good friend of mine. He said that when they're on the road, like if they're in Detroit, and there's like a good high school basketball game. Like y'all would go. You'll just see John morant sitting in a high school gym in Detroit, watching the game. A few weeks ago, grizzlies had an off night. There's video services ja is down in south haven, Mississippi watching the G league team. Like there's 20 people in the whole place. John Rhett's just sitting there one of them. He just likes he loves basketball. Lesbian around it. So it's not surprising. He's constantly going back to Murray. And hooping with those guys. And I don't doubt for a second that they benefit from it. Shout. To dab it down to just the chest to South Carolina she has to dark Brant, legend shots to Lorne now. Thank you guys once again for listen. I am college basketball podcast, middle of the dumbest pandemic of my entire lifetime. If you're not subscribed, please go subscribe anywhere you subscribe to podcasts, including Apple podcasts and Spotify. Ain't gonna take us off of this information, then I try to take us off a misinformation. You know what I'm saying? I do know. And by the way, plenty of you are now listening, the download numbers are really jump in here. So I want to say, thanks to everyone that's come on board. Do you miss some fun stuff in November in December and early January, but the numbers have continued to increase the thank you. And we just ask, you know, if you've got friends that you'd think like college basketball, I know like college basketball think they might like a podcast. Just pass along. You know, this is only going to get more fun. And obviously more frequent as we get into march there, but the numbers continue to rise, so thank you to everyone and if you are not one that wants to watch, but you still want to just help out the show, just subscribe. We are kind of had it in the notes. I think we're like a hundred or so away from getting to.
"bpi" Discussed on CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast
"For Sunday, not Saturday. I think if you're a fan of either team, you're aware of that. But the game got pushed today because up around these parts GP. You're planning to go golfing on Sunday. I'm planning for 12 inches of snow, so they push this Saturday tip into Sunday out in Providence so they will wait for the storm to clear and then they will hoop and tip off in Providence on Sunday afternoon. I'm glad you explained the situation with Providence computer numbers because I have seen a lot of Providence fans. They're very angry with the computers. They feel incredibly disrespected by the computers. It's always, what's the right word? Interesting to me when you get these people, and it's not just provenance fans. I don't mean to make it out like that. It just happens to be Providence fans right now. Who get very angry with computer numbers. And then. Fail to grasp why they are what they are. Like they ask questions like, what is wrong with this computer? And it's like, it's very easy to understand exactly what somebody's resume doesn't match up with their computer numbers. You want a lot of close games. You get blown out in your losses. That is as you explain the explanation for Providence not having computer numbers that match with its resume. The resume is terrific, by the way. Four in one and quadrant one, four, one, quadrant two, 8 and two in the first two quadrants. 17 and two overall. It is true that they have taken advantage and give them credit for taking advantage. But they have taken advantage of some advantageous situations. You know, they played Wisconsin without Johnny Davis. They played Yukon without Adama suno. So they got to play Wisconsin, new Khan, both those teams were missing their best player. That's helpful. But, you know, whatever. Take advantage of the situations that you're in. That team is doing it. But the resume clearly doesn't match the computers and you don't have to wonder why or be angry at the computers. It just as they say it is what it is. It is what it is right now, by the way, pomeroy is the most discriminatory against PC 44 6 47. BPI got Providence at 39 sagarin's got them at 36 torvik also got them at 36. But I will say this terrific also has the ability to sort by wins above bubble, which is a metric where it's how many more wins against your schedule have you achieved than the average bubble team would. And right now, here are the top 5 teams in the country versus their schedule again, you know, think of it as it's not exactly this, but it's similar in concept to if we have baseball fans that are clued into the podcast and shouts to the people that might love baseball and then swoop right into college basketball season and go right into the baseball season. Those are the sunrise sunset sports on the calendar. The war stat with baseball wins above replacement player similar. So here are your top 5 teams in the country and wins above bubble this year. Again, according to torvik sortable metric on his site, do you know how to sort wins above bubble on the site GP? I've never tried it, but I'm confident I could figure it out. I've been spending most of my free time mastering whirl. Okay, did you get the word today? Haven't played yet, but tonight, but the night before, so yesterday, third try. Nice. No one be a jerk, don't spoil it in the chat. It took me 6 tries. I got a few friends that, well, they're maniacs with this. And they do it in like the 6 a.m. hour, and I'm never up before 7 a.m.. So every time I wake up, yeah, no. Got the best wife in the world. I never have to get up before 7 a.m.. So I'm waking up to text messages every morning from two or three friends that do the world in the 6 a.m. hour. And all of them it took them 6 tries to get this. It took me 6 years as well. So it's not like an absurdly tough word, but it's a little tricky. That's all. Anyway, when's above bubble? Top 5 teams, best performance against their schedule this season. Auburn is one, Kansas two, Baylor is three, Wisconsin is four, the Providence friars are number 5. So against what if played that goes to show you that even though from a predictive standpoint at this point, Providence is not viewed as a top 30 team by any metric, it is still performed well. That's a different, you're evaluating the teams through a different kind of lens. If you're curious about the back end of that 6 is produced 7 is UCLA 8 is Arizona 9 is LSU and then ten is Gonzaga. I think there's a lot of fun. I was actually gonna go to the marquette Providence game had it been on Saturday, but it got and there had there not been snow, but it got pushed. We will obviously have to podcast on Sunday, and you got the NFC and AMC championship game. So I'm going to stay tight at home, take care of the snow on my driveway and watch from afar. But that's a big time game and it'll be huge news for either team because if Providence can win on Sunday and again, we will pick this game for formal purposes once we get to the final four and one. If the friars can win, they will get to 18 and two. They haven't been this good, this deep into schedule from a record standpoint, GP and 45 seasons. And I don't believe I thought I saw this scroll across the screen when they won against Xavier the other night. I don't think Providence has ever started 7 and one in big east play. I think I saw that on the TV screen. There'll be 8 and one still in command of the conference if they can do that. And then staring down a couple of winnable games that are on the road after that. They will have saint Johnson and Georgetown. Meanwhile, if marquette can win, it would move to 16 and 6, extend its winning streak to 8 consecutive games move to 8 and three in the big east and then become a viable contender to actually win the big east regular season championship by pure nature of getting this win. It would mark three wins in their past four games that came on the road, Villanova and seton hall being the other ones there. So nothing but the huge apps for our guy Shaka. 'cause he's been phenomenal so far this season and Justin Lewis has moved into the discussion for Big E's player of the year. I think after what he was able to do the other night, I just don't think it's deniable at this point. Justin Lewis was off the radar heading into the season. The second year players now averaging 16.6 points 8 rebounds to assist a game more than a steel game. He's been awesome. Now Tyler Cole has been great leading that offense as well. There are more cell. I voted him one of the top 15 defenders in the country when I had to do my midseason defensive player of the year rankings earlier this week. So they've got a lot of pieces, but in my opinion, it has been Lewis above anyone else. I think he's been as impactful as anyone on Villanova, Nate watts or anyone else on Providence. It's been it's been an awesome story. And I think Mark fans got to be over the moon at this point because they were, I remember, I listen, I remember a year ago, not even a year ago when we were talking about marquette and Steve wojciechowski and would he leave? Would he not leave? And I did not sense that he would that he would be exiting after the end of last season. Obviously, that was an incorrect call. Marquette wound up. Floundering a bit down the stretch, but it wasn't brutal. They actually won for their final 5 regular season games to end the season last season and then they were one and done. They got embarrassing the biggie's tournament by Georgetown. And that just led to a change there. And that was clearly the right move. Shaka smart seems like a wonderful fit. And he's outperforming in year one. He's been one of the three or four best new face new place kind of coach up there with the likes of a Tommy Lloyd TJ also burger. You name it. And part of that is expectation. Or even Ben Johnson in Minnesota will see if they wind up getting the tournament or not, but these were teams that were not projected to do well in the first season under the new coach and now marquette is more than doing well. I mean, marquette looks like if you watch them play, I've seen like 5 of the past 6 games. If you watch what they are actually doing on the floor to these teams,.
"bpi" Discussed on CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast
"West Coast overtime thriller final score Oregon. These four number three UCLA 81 Mick Cronus bruins, they closed this ten point favorite still 5 game winning streak snapped by an Oregon team that is 58th at Ken palm 78th in the net, so that's a quad three lost dead leg. Where were you when you see a took its first quad three loss of the season? I'm assuming asleep. No, I was in my living room sitting in the dark watching on TV, man, lights up. Locked in. I was locked in. I was locked in until Gonzaga wrapped that puppy up last night, so I'm gonna sleep. Long day for me. Don't get back to back to don't fall asleep till three in the morning on Wednesday night. Got a 6 30 wake up call. Fly back home, do a radio show. See the kids, wife. How's that pretty early last night? Understandable completely. Is you're up a lot the two nights before. I got us covered here. I was locked in. We had a lot. A lot of West Coast flavor across the board on Thursday. And then, yeah, actually a lot of late night tips between games like this and even stuff like on CBS Sports Network where San Francisco just wipe the floor with LMU and kind of reinforce the idea that the WCC really does have a top four. As for this game, we're starting to get a little bit of a clearer picture. Maybe maybe a little bit on UCLA. As we speak this morning, and we're we've crossed the halfway point threshold of the regular season. UCLA sits at 25th in the net. Now the results based metrics because UCLA doesn't have a high inventory of games, it just has played fewer games than most other teams in power conferences because of its lengthy COVID pause. It still ranks well there. KPI, Kevin Paul index, which only evaluates teams based off of what's happened this season. It's all everything's in the rearview mirror. There is no predictive quality to it whatsoever. It says UCLA's number 11 team in the country based off what it's done and then strength the record, which is another very good empirical analysis tool that has results based has UCLA 9th. The predictive ones have started to fade a little bit on the bruins here. 14, 15 or 16 and Ken palm sagarin and BPI as of this morning. I still think we need more. It was good on the ducks. Dana Altman gets his 700th win. The ducks had 6 players score in double figures, so led by Jacob young had 23. So that's a bit more like it with Oregon. You know, it's not a stunner that Oregon wins this game. Oregon was a team we expected to be a major player in the PAC 12 hasn't been that to this point. But maybe this is going to be different. 84 81 and over time, UCLA was fortunate to get it to the bonus session to begin with because in fact, I think it was young who had that brutal pass underneath his own basket that allowed UCLA to cut the margin from 6 all the way down to zero in the final 32 33 seconds of regulation. So even getting it to the freebie session there for UCLA with no fans and attendance, which I think has something of an impact overall. But good on Oregon. UCLA is going to have a chance, obviously, the way the pact 12 goes. You've got the travel partner, so organ state will be next on Saturday and I think the winds probably more about organ. But we have had a little bit of the PAC 12s top three two of the three at least. Stumble in a bit. Arizona had no issues with Colorado on Thursday night. But earlier in the week, USC dropped from the ranks of the unbeaten. It actually kind of vomited on its sleeve for the first half of that game against Oregon state on Thursday before getting it together and winning by ten, but we've had UCLA and USC, which is separated themselves from the rest of the conference. Now they've taken on some losses, maybe Oregon can make it a bit interesting there. We'll have to wait and see maybe chalk this up a little bit to the fact that UCLA also hadn't played in almost a month. This was its second game. And it takes a competitive lost nonetheless. I think it was a third game back. Third game back from a nearly four week COVID pause. You mentioned the lack of fans. I believe the number I saw was a 119 relatives of coaches and players were allowed inside Pauly. That's it. And mit cronin was asked about it afterwards. And he said, it doesn't help, but I don't want to make excuses. But it's a real thing. Like having home court advantage in college basketball is a real thing. Watch Harvard play a home game. Tell me that doesn't matter. And watch Gonzaga play a home game. It matters. And when you suddenly don't have that, whatever gap might be there between you and your opponent is a smaller gap. You mentioned it's not a stunner that Oregon beat UCLA. And it's not in a broad sense. It's Oregon, it's Dana Altman. They're back to back PAC 12 outright chance. But this organ team was a ten point underdog..
Death Toll from Texas Winter Storm Rises to 111
"Department of State Health Services has revised the number of Texans who died because of last month's bitter Winter Storm. W. BPI's Dennis Martin, the official death count from the Valentine's Week. Arctic blast is now 111. Itwas preliminarily pegged at 57. A week ago, Most of the victims died of hypothermia. Health officials notes often difficult to determine whether a death was related to whether or not And Dallas County's chief medical examiner examiner has has said said will will probably probably never never know know the the actual actual number. number.
2021 Lottery NBA Mock Draft
"Tony. And i are going to do our first lottery. Mock draft of the year today. We're going to go back and forth. Selecting picks to put a draft order together. Midseason is really difficult. Especially if you've looked at the standings anytime lately and seen how bunch together so many of these teams are so i went to espn's basketball power index That list teams projected records to the season through a number of statistical factors. I think it's it's probably a better look. At where teams are going to be at the end of the season then necessarily their records right now and then based off of that we put together a draft order that obviously is going to change and obviously will be affected by the nba draft lottery where the top top three teams each have a fourteen percent chance of getting the top pick and so on as you know how the draft lottery works and so doing a mock draft. This time of season tough until really until the draft lotteries over. We don't really know the order but but we have some guesses now based off of where teams what teams have played. And what's going on right now and we're going to do our best to give you a are mock draft For the twenty twenty one season. First one we're just gonna cover the lottery and we're going to let tony how the first pick in the draft and based off of that. Espn bpi has the minnesota timberwolves projected to have the worst record in the league. Which is actually pretty good news for minnesota timberwolves fans because the timber wolves have to trade pick to the golden state warriors if this is pick four thirty and so the only way minnesota keeps this pick is if they fall into top three right now. If the season were tomorrow they'd have about a forty point. Seven percent chance of keeping this year's draft pick a falling the top three in the draft. So this is no guarantee from minnesota that they'll have the number one pick they all said the number one pick last year. Tony you're on the board. Who do you select if you're the timber. Wolves with the number one. Pick in the twenty twenty one nba draft. I select the I will not need three minutes to make the selection I'm selecting k. Cunningham six hundred seventy one hundred twenty point guard out of oklahoma state and so when you When you make your draft selections you do to you draft for two things you draft For value and you draft for need and this is both in pick antibi- you pick for for for the minnesota timberwolves number one. K cunningham is the best player draft You know. I think the gap is actually close Because you know. I think jonathan coachman gain in jalen green. You know both of those guys you look at them and they have some real special tools But that being said you know k. Cunningham is is still am. I is the most shore Most short superstar player in his draft. In and i think that's a compliment to how good distract is going to be especially in the top five But you know cunningham can score at all three levels. No he's sick. He's all seven all twenty. He's he's a natural point guard You know if you're minnesota you're trying to trace the ngelo russell Like as soon as possible In you know you put k. cunningham in the backcourt with anthony edwards who i think both of us can safely say it's better than we thought he would And i think that. That's obviously a backward for the future for the minnesota timberwolves in a really nice triumvirate with karl anthony towns so Definitely you know we all rights won't always talk about. We need some some of these number. One picks the go out east but you get the number one pick in another kind of generational prospect that comes to the western conference. I'm totaling till the agreement with you. Tony i think look. I don't think. I think there's five guys that can make a claim to the number one pick in this draft and so it's not like cunningham is a lock here but because of that i would put all of these players in the same tier and then when you look at what minnesota actually needs on their basketball team. Right now i think cunningham is just the right fit for this team as well and i i see him as a really nice compliment to karl anthony towns and to ant man right now and i think that this is this will be a huge boon for minnesota. If they get this pick and you know look everybody in minnesota has got gotta be crossing their fingers at this point Like you said if they fall out of the top three golden state gets this pick. And i think golden state already one that andrew wiggins dangelo russell trade as it is but if they end up getting you know the fourth or fifth pick in the draft does as as well. It's going to be an absolute massacre on that trade.
"bpi" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"One is the official window Company of Texas home improvement to 1439055 98. At 7 45 and Deputy BPI, A Texas state representative from Plano, is filed legislation to protect Texans who report suspicious activity in good faith. From being sued and civil courts. State represented Max Shaheen says in cases like the Orlando massacre, neighbors noticed suspicious behavior, but we're too afraid to alert police. Deputy VP Is Clayton Devil spoke with Shane about the bill. If you can tell us. First of all the thought behind this bill, why he thought it was important. Teofilo. This the purpose behind it. Yeah, it's a really important piece of legislation for the state of Texas still go a long ways far is keeping Texans more safe. And what it does is, it gives individuals on incentive to report suspicious activity without being concerned about, you know, thank kind of lawsuit or that or that kind of stuff, so anybody that report suspicious activity in good faith? You see something suspicious, You know, they put this bill would protect them. But people would still be responsible for frivolous reporting. Right, So they have malicious intent those types of things they can still be held liable. So what is the difference there? What's the thought as far as the avoiding the lawsuits have there been examples of people who have done this and been threatened with lawsuits for those that Don't understand where it's coming from. What is what is it protecting from? Yeah. So you know, there's been individuals that has seen suspicious activity but didn't report it because they're worried about lawsuits. I mean, if you Go back to the Orlando nightclub shooting. Neighbors have seen suspicious activities but didn't report it to law enforcement. I mean, this is really a key part of law enforcement nationwide, and we just don't have this type of protection in the state of Texas, where other Other states like New York. Mississippi has in the department. Homeland Security has its own. See something. Say something program this motivating citizens to work with law enforcement face you suspicious activity so again. If the legislation does that protects people from civil lawsuits if they report in good faith, suspicious activity, and it's really key toe, you know, preventing terroristic acts, um, mass shootings, those types of things human trafficking. It's really a big plus for the state of Texas. So, for example, you know if you're not sure, but you're legitimately concerned, then you can go forward with it and not have to worry about anything but otherwise, If you just make it up, you could still be you could still face issues. That's right. If you're reporting suspicious activity in good faith, you have a real concern about somebody's activity. You're afraid. They're going to harm themselves for harm. Others you can report it without any type of concern of civil liability. But if you have malicious intent, if you're making things up, and you're still gonna be, you're still gonna be still reliable. Great perfect interview. Heard support for this bill so far. No. The session hasn't started yet. Yeah, actually, there was a lot of discussion about it, Um, last session, and you know it just with the increase in school shootings. Course we had the event in Nashville. This there's this broad concern about terroristic threats. Now this would be a really good tool. The tool box for law enforcement. Great, perfect Representative. Thanks for doing that. We'll get the word out. All right, You take care. Thanks. The Texas Legislature convenes later this month..
BA apologizes after 380,000 customers hit in cyber attack
"British Airways says it's network has been compromised by hackers AP's area. Shaklee reports customer credit card info was stolen. And now the airline is trying to limit the damage for its flyers executive Alexa, crews says the company is one hundred percent committed to compensating customers, whose financial inflammation, was stolen. He said the company had been hit by a very sophisticated militias criminal attack be revealed the hack Thursday evening, and I began notifying customers customers who booked on the company website from the twenty first of August until the fifth of September may have been affected. Cruz said enough information was stolen to allow criminals to use credit card information for illicit purposes. And the police are