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To Work at Dan Abrams' Mediaite, You Need a Low IQ and Middle-School Mentality
"There's a website called mediaite that was founded by Dan Abrams You might be familiar with Dan Abrams He's the guy that use crazy glue to glue a dead squirrel on the top of his head And you see him on these shows cops like he supports cops Yeah right And courtroom cam or Sequoia camera something like that I don't know how he gets these mainstream type hosting jobs because he's a radical hack as his daughter a judge His daughter is what his sister May you never know but it's his sister And so he found this thing called mediae And in order to get a job at mediaite you have to have a very low IQ and be a pre bouba Bassett So you know people out of middle school pretty much or at least that kind of attitude and mindset
McCartney, Swift to induct new members into rock hall
"The rock and roll hall of fame has announced some of the details on the induction ceremony in Cleveland on October thirtieth our margins are a letter with the latest Angela Bassett simply Tina Turner in the film what's love got to do with it will give the speech inducting Turner into the rock hall Paul McCartney will induct the foo fighters into the hall Taylor swift will honor Carole King well drew Barrymore will induct the go-go's Todd Rundgren and JZ also will be inducted along with craftwork Charley Patton Gil Scott heron LL cool J. Billy Preston and Randi Rhodes the rock call is not yet revealed who will induct those acts
Bassitt returns but Mariners beat A’s 6-5 for 4-game sweep
"The mariners picked up their fifth straight win by turning a four one deficit into a six five decision over the athletics Seattle rallied after Chris Bassett pitched three shutout innings for Oakland less than a month after surgery to repair facial fractures home runs what the ends to their tenth win a row versus the eighties cal Raleigh started to come back with a two run Homer mai chan again tied it with his thirty fifth and Louise Turpin's followed with a two run shot the outcome puts the mariners two games behind the idle Yankees for the second AL wild card the Acer for back I'm Dave Ferrie
"bassett" Discussed on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen
"Storyline ever to happen on the house. Potomac was karen being shady launching a three week. Not telling wendy that. She was launching a three week. Candle so i was just with karen and we talked about this. You did and i set. So i have a podcast called. So that's what we're doing with a friend of mine namely henry giselle and robin started a podcast on the show podcast. Yes reasonably shady. Check it out. It's a good podcast. When when they launch their podcast mine was already out. But that wasn't my moment to say. Oh well i have a podcast. To podcast is different from a candle and they didn't come from advice about launching the podcast. Yeah but still. It was their moment and i think that karen was just a leading. Wendy have her moment. I do think that three week one week was a little shady. Care meredith crafting kelly said. Do you think. Lisa so really doesn't get the difference between your beef with jen and hers with bad weather or do you think she's playing dumb. I love using bad weather in conversation. I think she does not understand the difference and you've explained it to her a lot. I would think yes. You have candice communicate when to know what do you think. The odds are that robin want actually have another kid. I am rooting for them to have a baby girl if i have to like pray over her uterus with her pray over her ring ring the girl out out yes okay. Candice mindy wants to. If you felt like karen's apology to giselle at the goddess lunch goddess. Lunch was genuine. Or was she just trying to squash the tension in the group i feel like karen has a hemorrhoids. She was squeezing so hard to get that apology out. But i wouldn't believe that it's real. I want to believe that they love each other genuinely on the inside. And they're just doing thelma and louise things on the outside ginette. Facebook does meredith since you admitted you in south. We're seeing other people while on a break. Why are you so upset. That jen revealed. All she did was tell the truth. Because jen knew that stuff that i have been separated on an off for a while and that my children did not really know very much about it so it wasn't her place. I don't discuss her marriage. I don't discuss the other ladies marriages. I've heard a lot of things about a lot of people. And i keep them to myself all right. Well it is time for watch. What happens five when. Mary cosby peeked into her. Son's full-size bedroom fridge. She didn't find anything even resembling food. But whenever the rest of us get to peek inside mary's home it is a feast of unexpected and bizarre treasures. So tonight we're counting down the top five random items in mariam cosby's home. We were instantly attracted to number five like moths to a flame. It's mary's fireplace that she.
"bassett" Discussed on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen
"I think we're trying to like whistle to me. That one of their songs was called one. Said name one. No i was okay. Well it's called one regret referring to gazelles new home as nine hundred thousand dollar cabin on twitter. No only be- not because it is because she was being mean to me. I so i just hit back. But it's a lovely. It will be lovely. It's not level yet. There's you know things happening but once that happens gets the promised land. It'll be cute. Okay do you regret. Not having ashley joined the other ladies for your music video shoot. No allow okay. Ladies and gentlemen. We went through ten items. We got zero regrets. Thank you very much. Thank you stands by most event. Wow you really do yes. Yes okay meredith. This is a good question. Lou lou latifi feeless. Al wants to know what you think of some of the viewers thinking you called the feds on jenn. What's your reaction. Andy haven't you heard me tell everyone not to come after my family. My let's go to our virtual fans meredith. Justin from queens has a question for you justin. Andy hi meredith. Candice i questioned from maryland. What do you think of Heather doubling down on the defense of gin and her comments she made on watch live about always knowing that have Gyn business was shading. Yeah i mean you know. I think that heather. She has a very strong point of view in loyalty and friendships. And i respect that. That's up to heather. That's up to her and jenn. It's not up to me to you. Know cast judgement on someone else's friendship in terms of her saying the jen's business practices. She felt were were shady. I don't even think that was the exact word she used. But in any case you know it all she saying that things unsavory that was it all. She sang that things didn't add up to her as they didn't too many of us and she had no way of knowing why she was just didn't understand it and you know that was up okay. Here's ellen from florida with a question for canvas. this is actually for my girl candice. do you actually think giselle trying to be a good friend To wendy by bringing up the rumors about eddie and do you think it would have been better. If wendy heard it from giselle instead of ashley i think i know that zell was being messy by bringing it up to the group as a whole which is you know part. That's what she does. You have to accept people where they are she's messy. I do think that it might have been received better like as an iota. Better if she had gone directly to wendy. But you know. I still think that wendy was shocked. I've said many times before that. I don't think that wind. I think wendy thought that she was immune from gazelles tirades in her attacks and her her per foolishness. By the way speaking of foolishness. It seemed like dorothy was intimating to robin that she helped financial home. I am. I going to have to bring another d to another reunion. Yeah because like no one is paying for our mortgage except for christopher de bassett and candidates. Dominique dillard bassett dominique. Not the knee. Dominique that's me. Me and my mortgage payments meredith carly. I want to know after seeing jen's reconciliation. Tonight's episode did you. Do you feel just as dubious as whitney. About how real the friendship is. You know. I have never really understood how. They're in jen's dynamic their relationship. So i have no idea i can't i don't know i don't get it. It's up to them. Candice talk to me about the one week versus three wick..
"bassett" Discussed on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen
"The heat. Please welcome real housewives from salt. Lake city meredith marks debut sam to finally be person. I'm excited your year and give it up for real potomac. Candice dillard basket over the borrow. Be brought his signature tracksuit. Because i have a feeling. We're going to have him running around for cocktails all night long. It's meredith son. Brooks mark saver brooks. Are you back in school now. Or what's happening with yes. They just started school yesterday. Did you meet a lot of real housewives from salt lake city fans on your first day back and not quite yet. Not quite that i want them. They have one class so okay. Boy mama died. She was added again tonight. She is a mess she. Yeah yeah what was your reaction when you saw her interacting with the other. Ladies on the chris it was disappointing and i watched so we watched the episode before they air and i watched it without chris and then i was like afraid to have to tell him about it. It's giving like candy. Todd and mama joyce like i need to have a meeting to call me because i don't know it's christmas reaction to it. He was disappointed. He was really upset the things she was saying. We're not true meredith. Elaine p wants to know if you really believe jen. When she told how they're it's not her liking the tweets. Shouldn't jen be taking more responsibility for on social media in my view. It really doesn't matter. If she liked the tweets are not. It's on her account and it's her responsibility. Black bravo brat tweeted meredith. How do you respond to fans. Who are you that. Even though jen was wrong brooks is also an adult who consented to being on the show and poked at gen as well so i have quite a few things to say about that for starters. You know we get both sides. Everyone says we'll brooke should stat of grownups business. And then he's an adult. Which is it. Pick your pick your poison one way or the other. I'm kind of tired of hearing both sides of it at the end of the day the whole thing came about because gen repeatedly showed her vagina in my home after being told by two assistance to cover up all he said was he was uncomfortable and that was it. He shouldn't have felt uncomfortable saying that. He was uncomfortable because she kept doing it after being told. Okay regina away candice boy. You have pissed a lot of people off this everybody. Are you aware. Are you aware i mean. I'm a mess on twitter. Of course aware disaster disaster ever. I had to have a similar con- conversation with miss jane the other day. I'll listen my hero. That things trolls the people know. But but we got this a lot for you. Why is it appropriate to body. Shame women let alone one. The jess gave birth jacqueline. Jay said calling a women. That's breastfeeding and pumping milk made. It's not only an insult to the thousands of women who may have breastfed their babies. For centuries it's an insult to any woman that struggled to get pregnant longs for chance to have that experience with their child today well yes body shaming as a whole is not a good thing it's unhealthy and before. I say that i will say this. Yes what i said if it offended ashley. I apologized for it because it was not meant to ailing. If i offended because i don't know if she was offended okay but because she said that it was offensive. I wanted to make it clear that i was not referring to her postpartum body. I talk about her forehead her face the whole thing body shaming however. However if we're going to pick the pockets of kansas and my body shaming we must be on the table every time anyone on our show in any show has talked about saggy titties has talked about stovepipe legs has talked about flattering vaginas all body shaming but for whatever reason. Kansas is the only one who gets nailed to the cross. Let's work on that. Oh boy that's the apology. Well i apologize actually already matt repeating apology one apology. She got it. You got fascinating jay. What's snow your reaction to jen and lisa's conversation about you in tonight's episode. Is jen right in that. She's always apologizing. And do you think lisa had your back on your back. At least i have my back. I think lisa was trying in the best of her capacity. Given everything going on to make amends between me and jen and that was her her goal and his jen right that she's always apologizing. Jen says she sorry a lot. That's correct the problem with an apology. Is that you need to see the actions. Change along with the words and empty words. Don't do anything okay. Well meredith has dropped jen's friendship like she's whitney holding a birthday cake in a bikini but our good friend. Lisa barlow's still seems to all the candle for jan awkward. I wanna see where meredith and lisa stand today here. We go before. Janet lisa ever put.
Saints Row Reboot at Gamescom?!
"A new tees appears to confirm that a saints wrote reboot slash. New entry will be revealed next week. A games com twenty twenty one. The game awards an games come opening night live jeff. We shared the teas on twitter confirming that the team behind the the behind the show is quote bossing it with our announcements this year unquote as if there was any doubt that this was for saints. Row the tweet also includes a link to bitterly slash bassett which take users to saints. Row dot com which has been updated. Include the same re-booting image rumors and hints of new saints row Which may or may not be titled saints row. Five have been appearing for quite some time now especially considering saints row. Four was released all the way back in twenty thirteen twenty thirteen and they continue to remastered these things and put them out. Yes make a new one. The in order to confirm that. A full saints rogaine was quote deepen development back in two thousand nineteen and coach media cock media. What are we come down and catch the kevin. What do we decide now you now. That koch media said the official announcement of the game will take place in twenty twenty ryan pornography from marvel dot com.
Bassitt Struck by Liner, Athletics Lose 9-0 to White Sox
"Jose a brave when Jake lamb each hit a three run Homer for the AL central leading white socks in a nine nothing thumping of the athletics Reynaldo Lopez pitched five innings of one hit ball in his third start since being recalled from triple A. Charlotte last month Affleck's right hander Chris Bassett was carted off the field after he was struck on the side of the head by a comebacker Bassett went down on the mound right after he was hit by Brian Goodwin's line drive Oakland still trails the AL west by two and a half games to Houston and fell into a virtual tie with the red Sox and Yankees for the two AL wild card spots on the ferry
A’s Pitcher Chris Bassitt Struck in Head by Line Drive, Carted off Field
"Other news in this game, very scary situation involving Chris Bassett, who plays with the Oakland Athletics. He was caught off the field the pitch for the Athletics after he was struck on the side of his head by a line drive. To want to know. Out in the second inning, he threw a cut fastball. Brian Goodwin drove it up the middle. He went down right after that, but he was attended by Oakland, A's trainer. Imagine Bob Melvin said. He was conscious. He was conscious the entire time. They don't think the ISA problem there to do some stitches. He's in a cat scan. They'll know more about potential fractures or whatever tomorrow or maybe even later on tonight, so good news there and it's very scary situation.
"bassett" Discussed on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen
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"bassett" Discussed on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen
"I hope it does. But i think that just based on my experience i feel like everyone should be careful in their friendships with karen. Don't get too close because you can get hurt. Okay here's mira and alex from brooklyn with a question for nema guys i- andy. How are you are. Question is for nema. Why do you think my is so threatened by paula. paulina's relationship with destiny. Do you think he feels. She'll turn pauline against him interesting. I don't think. Mike trusts destinies intentions at all. Unfortunately and so. I think that destiny keeps eluding to knowing something more about mike's behavior and mike thinks that's going to slip out the police. What that is. We don't know but she keeps alluding to it over and over again that there's more than meets the eye. Okay jessica l. said candice. Why do you think. Karen brought up giselle six feet under comments about right now when it happened five years ago. Did you have any idea. She was bothered by them. First of all no. I think that it came out of left field. I feel like she just needed something to fuss about. Because you saw me laugh in episode two when she talked about it in her house. Because that's what it sounds ridiculous. And i just she clearly did not mean she did not wish death on ray. Karen told me that her kids were offended by it. And if they were then okay. Giselle should apologize. But you're just you're blowing up dust just because okay blowing up dust because candice. Do you believe that distance due dacoven nineteen was really the reason for now girl by like get that man go to atlanta getting his ass. Can i say on tv. Yes you can say m said candidates. You agree with what mia said tonight. That eddie is scared of wendy and then on a tight leash. I think that any good wife should have her husband on a tight leash. Oh i don't know those are weird responses. She was on him immediately with though side. Okay we got stuck out to me. Yes yes we didn't know that they were over there cheap okay. I texted with you. When i saw it and i was like. Oh my god you guys are cheating right. And she was like well. I thought there was going to be a prize at the end of this. This she looked him with the fear of guy. Ended up on that lord like well with my apologies to chris. Bassett but we're booking candice for next singing gig without going through the husband jer. It's dive around of who's saying that round to candace was sing quotes from shah's nima guests which friend originally said it candice. Kansas brought her own. Mike but the way either. Give us the first line. Hello how long ago. Line is one. Drink away from letting his dick. I'm gonna go destiny on that. No oh okay give us another one done by the way you are an emotional root. You're to use as like to could be anyone in our group really good. Yeah who would be. I'm gonna say destiny again. No it was tommy. Yeah okay okay. Over to on this. I know you are to me. Namely looks like a bunch of walking chiklis coming toward who said that that has to be goal nasa that was wasn't saying that in the dm's though so we'll just be clear we're going to say ingar cells yeah accountable together being skinny bitch. Hey the only person that i thought was. The skinny bitch has got to be raza on that. No it's m j yes okay. Give us one more. You're horrible at this game a horrible. Yeah the candidates. This is a good one okay. I'm not intimidated. I don't give out biggest dicky's because to monies to said that's bach. Who saying who said it's obviously guy right. Yeah go probably mike on this one speaking under dorothy cami from oregon candace. How much money did your mother give you for your new house. Nine all nine nj girl rubber plants rubber plants and blow up of herself and jay girl in la said nima..
"bassett" Discussed on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen
"The strongest record by ryan browser the greatest. What he doesn't like civil and they're about to give you the greatest show. You ever seen the tokyo olympics. Tonight on nbc. Welcome to the bravo clubhouse for the podcast edition of watch. What happens. live with me. andy cohen. she's john starting her singing and acting careers. And he's basically the poster child for veneers. it's watch with candace dillard bassett uneven van now cohen with one gus to miss united states and another is probably dating women from see to shining see my first got says my blessings are many but my patients is none please welcome real outside of potomac candace miller the ultimate catch tonight but she might be as white whale from charlotte sunset. It's nima van bartenders very familiar to candidates. It's a cut out of her. Mom miss dorothy. And if you hit one of us with your purse at least it will fall flat right. Ms dorothy she made ahead into my price. All right okay ms dorothy. I just had to reconfirm that. By the way i got to mention. I mean you kind of freaked out when you saw ms dorothy behind. The bar didn't see her. Yes you were not prepared. Yes and it's eerily similar to the one that's in her room in my house we have to cardboard cutout. George tell her yes. Don't tell her what that this is. Here okay well. I mean i'm she might see. Do you think. Did your conversation with karen tonight. Go the way you thought it would. I purposely just had no expectation. Okay you just. You don't know what to expect from karen. Were you surprised that. She said that she didn't regret standing up for. Monique kind of i kind of but then again it was like well now like this is what i've come to learn to expect from karen. She's going to give you the unexpected. Okay nima when angie end said when raza was speaking to adam about the restraining order adam suggested that dropping it might portray the tommy that his behavior is acceptable. Is that how a restraining order should be used. No i think resident jr soulmates in a weird way. And i think that adam. I have faith that hill eventually. Come around but i think you need to know that that package deal forever. Thoughts on g. and tommy's relationship. Is that a rough patch or is it something deeper. There's definitely mj complains about a lack of sex going on right now and so. I think that that's part of marital ups and downs. But i always tell her you know. Just don't get divorced. We have enough divorces in shaw's like doug divorce action to g g saying that you are hung like a baby care yeah anyway. I saw that i saw that. Anyone who doesn't like g g has a small penis. Mike the small. Pena's you're hung like this i get it. Yeah makes sense. Okay i mean the brown. Dick conversation still comes up. Occasionally we still ask to see. It really will go into chris's dm's and like they wanna trade dick pic. So they like. Send their penises. As and get this guy. I mean i mean that's what they say yes interesting now. Love chris bassett he is from what we can see a great chef and i have been wondering what are his qualifications to manage you like. Why did you think. I want this guy to take my entertainment career to the next level. Well okay so. I have to clarify not managing me from a perspective of yes. I have years of management experience. Okay he's the person that's closest to me. He knows me the best. You trust to trust them more than anybody. Sorry mom and and like he can kick in the butt and do things get me to do what i need to do in a way that other people can't tonight. Kim said that she's still second guessing. Trust in karen. Even though karen was once her second favorite person. So let's play around of.
A's Split With 5-1 Win in Texas as Bassitt Gets 8th Win
"Chris Bassett allowed one run and five hits over seven innings as the athletics down the Rangers five one to gain a split of their four game series I didn't feel well in trouble that much just because I use that it wasn't wasn't like they were putting good swings on my stuff so I wasn't too concerned about that I just started sport about making quality pitches Bassett is eight and all with the two point nine five ERA in fourteen starts since losing his first two appearances Jed Lowrie drove in two runs with a single and a no doubt home run his first inning single gave the age of three nothing lead losing pitcher Kolby Allard was reached for four runs over six innings you I. white had two hits and scored the Rangers only Ron white is eight for fifteen in his last four games on the ferry
The Refugee Journey With Mimi Bassett
"Hello are you. I'm doing. I'm doing great. I'm so excited to see you. Thank you so much for being here. Metoo it's been ages and when you said when you said you're gonna let me introduce myself on lock. What am i gonna use his baby. Aggression name is it. The real anyways bucks strips of the points aren't may they have been by sets. And i will buy me wrong. That's wall on cold home. And i guess on my social media wine mimi. I'm happily married to we a son. I love this too so jelly. So shot up you guys this. I currently live in bermuda. I'm from togo. Although my mom is onion until released bonding took. Oh my god wants to release. I lived in canada low bit. And that's emits. I eric and i do. You can check out a moment with maybe if you'd like to check Youtube also in the compliance sector having walked in non profit for awhile. I finally moved to To the corporate world which is just switched to be honest. I don't know what how how it got here. But i'm really happy. I love the industry. Analog warm doing Quietly taking anti money laundering educational flaw. Because i want to switch over anti money laundering. So yeah but i am enjoying. I currently do
Tina Turner Documentary: Tina
"Last week and you documentary was released about the megastar. Tina turner simply titled tina. This comes from the american directing gio. Dan lindsay and tj martin who made the twenty eleven oscar winning sportstalk on defeated. Tina is a chronological retelling of the artist's life. Who was born anime bullock in the cotton fields of tennessee and adopted the stage name. Her ex husband ike turner gave her throughout her career. Like is a strong presence in the film their relationship and the violence towards it by him. It's been well reported is still constantly dredged up and interviews time and time again keen to avoid repeatedly reliving that trauma. Tina decided in the early nineties to tell her story in a file graffiti and the movie. What's love got to do with it. Starring angela bassett. A hope was that this would answer. Everyone's questions about her past and she could leave it there but of course the thirst for a sensational headline was not quenched. Gems continue to fixate on ike despite teen is far greater solo success. And so this is one of the tensions in tina. How to tell tina turner's story like is of course a huge part of it. It would be remiss to the him out plus the footage of the i. Continues of stage is incredible. But the main focus of tina turner's story is the determination of an extra ordinarily talented performer to overcome the struggles of an abusive marriage and funds. Success in the music industry eventually becoming one of the world's biggest rock styles. influencing everyone from mick jagger to be on say over several decades we watch a move. From the r&b she made with ike to vegas variety shows to pop producers in europe where she finally found her audience. Went on set out stadium tours around the world this one takeaway from tina is that she is an indefatigable star who always known the talented. She has to offer the world that voice and all that energy
UK records seven fatalities after AstraZeneca jab
"Britain's medicines regulator is urging people to continue taking the AstraZeneca Corona virus vaccine despite revealing that seven people in the UK have died from rare blood clots after getting the jab. Sarah Bassett has more. The Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency says it wasn't clear of the shots of causing the carts and that reviews is still ongoing. Theeighties Insee identified 30 cases of rare blood clots events out of 18.1 million AstraZeneca doses and maintains the risk is very small concerns over the AstraZeneca vaccine has already prompted some countries, including Canada, France, Germany and the Netherlands. To restrict its use to older people. The UK, which has rolled out Corona virus vaccines faster than other European nations, is particularly reliant on the AstraZeneca vaccine, which was developed by scientists at the University of
Taiwan prosecutors seek arrest in deadly train crash
"Prosecutors prosecutors in in Taiwan Taiwan have have source source an an arrest arrest warrant warrant for for the the owner owner of of an an unmanned unmanned truck truck that that rolled rolled into into a a train train track track and and because because the the country's country's worst worst rail rail disaster disaster in in decades decades killing killing fifty fifty people people relatives relatives of of the the victims victims of of the the fatal fatal crash crash resisted resisted the the size size and and paid paid tribute tribute to to their their loved loved ones ones in in improvised improvised ceremony ceremony the the train train was was carrying carrying four four hundred hundred ninety ninety four four people people at at the the start start of of a a long long holiday holiday weekend weekend on on Friday Friday when when it it smashed smashed into into the the construction construction truck truck the the trucks trucks emergency emergency brake brake was was not not properly properly engaged engaged among among those those killed killed was was a a US US citizen citizen and and another another is is reported reported missing missing I'm I'm Sarah Sarah Bassett Bassett
HBO's 'Tina' is Tina Turner's way of telling us thank you — and goodbye
"Originally recorded by Bonnie Tyler and 1988. Tina Turner made the best a mainstream hit. You know, there's a new documentary streaming on HBO about the queen of rock and roll and age 81. After dealing with a number of health issues that way the public didn't know about until now. She's saying goodbye to her fans through this documentary. Have to admit it. I caught some feelings. I've always like Tina Turner and what she went through to be the artist that she is and plans to enjoy the rest of her years with her husband and Switzerland. Just kind of stay out of the public eye hang with family. As a woman, Kristen. Her story were Angela Bassett plays her. What's love Got to do with it. I know if you've not seen that as a woman listening to that you just have to you have to. Yeah, that's one actually one of my favorite movies. Love hearing
Oil giant Saudi Aramco sees 2020 profits drop to $49 billion
"Saudi Arabia's state backed oil giant Aramco says its profits newly housed in twenty twenty to forty nine billion dollars Saudi Arabian oil co released its annual financial results a year after the pandemic sent the price of oil crashing to all time lows but the price has edged up as movement restrictions ease still analysts caution that a pagan demand may still be far off despite the drop in net income irem Kerr says it will continue paying quarterly dividends of eighteen point seven five billion dollars to to the commitments the company made in the run up to its initial public offering nearly all of the dividend money goes to the Saudi government which owns more than ninety eight percent of the company I'm Sarah Bassett
Japan PM vows no virus rebound as emergency measures end
"Japan's prime minister Yoshi he D. suka has pledged to do his utmost to prevent a resurgence of the corona virus ahead of the Olympic torch relay circle was addressing his ruling liberal democratic party's annual convention just hours ahead of the planned lifting of the virus state of emergency in the Tokyo region in my other vehicle up sing a couple no change in what we need to do now is to bring created nineteen to an end as soon as possible and regain the peace of mind the lifting of the meshes comes just days before the Olympic torch relay starts from Fukushima the size of the twenty eleven nuclear crisis as a symbol of reconstruction I'm Sarah Bassett's
"bassett" Discussed on Good Seats Still Available
"And it goes on for about eighteen months. Or so. and it's at loggerheads and a lot of the things that we have come to law. Expect expected trump in the last five years. You kinda see in the eighties. You know when he's confronted by someone of equal power he resorts to name colin. And so you know we see that. With john mccain twenty ten john mccain is competing head to head with trump so he's insulted bassett's doing the same thing so bassett as referred to as john bassett but it is john bassett of the world football league once again of him with a off with this past failures. Bassett responds that the people who were following trumper following somebody who's just making things up He has a wonderful quote about trump in the people that are following the trump. He says it's been my experience that win. A man with money meets a man with experience. The nan with experience ends up with the money and the man with the money ends up with an experience. And that is kind of what slowly starts to happen. Is is trump is convincing everybody that we've got a tv contract you know we're going to be able to reform we've got millions. Just let's vote on it and trump and bass keep saying show me the contract. Show me the contract. I wanna see this contract before we have this vote from. Oh like no. We're just a couple of weeks away from having this contract honest like the healthcare plan. We're just a couple of weeks from having this contract. There is no contract in once. They vote to go to the fall. Trump has to admit that there really is no contract that you know so a lot of these people that were making this decision to go to the fall were doing so under under false pretenses So that's that's the battle that's That's how they're ending up. In these in these different camps well the bassett though essentially becomes kind of the voice of the wing. That says you know hugh to the plan. And frankly i'm imagining and we've had jeff pearlman on this show. We've had a lot of folks talk about the us savell. A my sense is that there probably was an overall belief of the ownership group that yeah there was some a pot of gold. Nfl wise or other otherwise at the end of all of this but but probably not after two and a half years right. Yeah like. I said that was acid belief. Facet was on record stating that you know if we operate the way we're going in six seven eight years down the road you know. We're not gonna certainly be able to operate the same way But six or seven eight years of competition growing our business slowly. Two things are going to happen. Were either going to be merged or were going to become a subsidiary and either one of those is gonna be okay because we'll still have spring football. You know whether or not we're our own unique league anymore. Who can say you know. But he was just arguing that there's you know when there's two equal factions eventually. They have to merge together they cannot know on battling each other forever. all right well. Let's talk about sort of how how this ends. Because it's it's sort of entwined i you know. One of the sort of the the the sort of more dramatic moments is that this this vote that has been largely instigated and and Buttressed by by trump and his bluster. Right goes heavily towards His desire to twelve to two with with bassett and Was a mile. Todman believes the the other dissenting vote. The two votes right so the merger is accepted as obviously this gap. A lot of question. Marks is obvious at the court case sort of winding. Its way through a lot of belief or betting. Frankly that that's going to go in the usfl's way and stuff so but but bass it's not having any of it but at the same pulls out right. He pulls out of the the proposition. And i think if i if i've done some of my research correctly he was even voicing his desire to create either another league or some other multi sport thing or something. I don't know it seems like it was some kind of like i'm going a completely different direction. Number one. is that true and the number to talk about though also the same the thing. that's going his. His health is also deteriorating. The seattle probably the poorest time for any of that that that it's a good time at anytime but The poorest timing for for all that to start happening as somebody who who grew to really admire. And i'll go ahead just say the word love bassett while doing this research seems just such an engaging man This is the part that made me the most uncomfortable izzy he. I won't say unhinged that's too strong of a word But he does become a lot more erratic during this time because in early nineteen eighty five. He's getting debilitating headaches and so he goes and has a doctor's appointment in what they discover. Is that the cancer. They thought they had caught in the late seventies. The skin cancer Actually has returned as metastasized in his brain and it is now an operable tumor in his brain and they give me a few months to live and so he's both looking at his own mortality but he's also looking at an institution in the bandits that he perhaps loves not as much as his wife and children but very close because all of the mistakes he made in the w. ha all the mistakes he made in the wfl. All of the lessons. He learned he grew from them and he's built. His is his utopia with the bandits. It's a family friendly organization. It's a cost effective organization. It's the play playoff in title contender. He is outdueling. Nfl team in its own hometown. You know he's he's done at. This is his life's dream and through the malcolm nations of somebody who has grown to just not respect and who who many ways is not somebody who you would associate with. Probity is taking an putting at risk. His baby is football baby and so the vote goes against him. He's he's he agrees to still participate in the nineteen eighty five season. Because he's got sick is got season ticket holders he he doesn't wanna make the fans of tampa suffer so he's committed to the nineteen ninety five season but he says that the minute that season is over the bandits are going to become part.
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"Start to work against this encroachment of american style of ball happening in toronto. And it's called the Canadian protection act. I believe it was. Cf twenty two where they were actually going to outlaw american style football from being played in canada. And so what's interesting is that this law is being bandied about in ottawa. Just as johnny bassett stages one of the greatest coups in football history. And i think. I i think you know what i'm about to lead into here. Joe for the miami. Dolphins have won back to back super bowl championships. They've gone two complete seasons with only two losses and their three best players on offense arguably our larry saga jim kick and paul warfield and all three of their contracts expire or are set to expire at the conclusion of the nineteen seventy three season. They all are represented by the same agent. Ed cheating in any good agent. When keating realizes that there's a new football league come in he decides just to kinda use it as negotiating ploy to tell joe robbie that you know what we're we're going to talk to the wfl we're gonna see what kind of contracts they can offer. Ambassador learns of this in through an intermediary. He invites keating along with zone kicking warfield to toronto to enter into negotiations. He puts them up in a presidential suite at the royal york. Hotel buys them all a suit of clothes and tells them to go out and have a good time on the town. While your age. I sit down and discuss this and the lays out this just bizarre list of demands and you know i want each clarity. Roughly a million dollars. They should all have their housing paid or they should get a luxury party used during the season. Just a lot of things. We take for granted now in flare compensation but in nineteen seventy four was completely off the charts in bassett does something that keating can't believe he just says yes doesn't matter how ludicrous. The the demand is basset says. Yeah sure i'll give you that. Because i don't think you're serious. I don't think you really want to sign with me. I think you're just using me to get at joe robbie so i'm going to tell your clients that i'm agreeing to every single one of their demands and see what you do and keating is caught off guard by this because he did not expect these outrageous demands to be accepted and so he reports back to soccer kicking. Warfield this man is is saying yes to everything you guys want. What do you want me to do. It's like oh. We got a call. Joe robbie media so keating calls joe robbie and tells him that you know the wfl team in toronto is willing to pay your players of million dollars apiece and provide them with the condo and luxury cars and robbie just loses it and says you. What are you crazy. I can't match that. And so they sign with bassett's team. And i just always found that that i love that. That was his negotiating. Strategy was just to say yes and before you know it. The three of them are signing their contracts on april fools day which is unfortunate timing but that they sign these contracts on april first of nineteen seventy four stating that. Once they play out their option with the dolphins they will join the toronto north men and start playing in nineteen seventy five In that pretty much ends the dolphins dynasty. Apologize to all of my family members who grew up dolphin fans that i am fascinated by the man that ruined their dynasty with early nineteen seventies but It was just a shocking moment in the nfl. But it also is is one of at one of these sort of initial starting guns of again sort of right out of the playbook of the aba and certainly the w. h. is trying to get a marketable big name talent name or to get the headlines and create some instant credibility now. How much of that is is bassett's own moxie and how much of that is sort of the wfl quote unquote braintrust. Trying to rip a page from the playbook with gordie howe at out. Well the thing with gordie howe. What i don't know if it was with gordie howe. I think it was bobby hall. That million dollar contract. Bobby hall side I think all of the owners in the w. h. Were assessed a bit of money. So i don't. I don't think had paid all his one million dollars. I think all of the team's kind to kick them a little bit whereas bassett was on the hook for this By himself and this is once again. A little bit of naievety on bassett's part was he started a spending war that his own league could not sustain he was able to sustain it but his contemporaries start also handing out outlandish money. You know Yoga birmingham american sign. Kenny stabler to an outrageous song. I think ted quayle lick of the forty niners who was an all pro tight. End signed to an outrageous. Some i mean. Basset wanted what he called. His sunny were blend moment. Sunny were blend of the jets. Knew that when he signed. Joe nemeth he wasn't just signing a great quarterback he was signing the face of the american football league. And that's what bassett felt. He was doing with the three miami dolphins. he wasn't paying them just to be football players. He was paying them to be the public faces.
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"Will not allow junior players to sign with that lead. You know they they hold onto that rule for quite some time so gretzky. The biggest name in hockey doesn't want to go to college. He doesn't wanna play for the canadian juniors because he's afraid of getting hurt before he can really cash in so agrees to sign with the indianapolis racers with the with bassett's full blessing and then eventually ends up with edmund annapolis collapses during that final year of the ha. When i interviewed wayne gretzky which by the way was an honor of life It was really interesting to to hear how he was. Just so in awe of Johnny bassett and appreciative of how he was helping. Get him into professional hockey and making sure he was set up in a solid situation with a decent owner on in scowl. Bamieh and avoiding the Kit falls of perhaps being on a team that was going to be targeted for a lot of physical recrimination and that was what a lot of the junior player said. That's why that's why. I called one of my chapters in the book. The emancipation of the canadian juniors was this game. The player is a level of freedom they had never had before and it gave them their first introduction to big time hockey but in a much environment than what they were used to and one of my favorite stories that gretzky and also steve erhart reiterated that at one time in Basset was in just a on a business trip. You went to see a minor league hockey game. Which i think at that time would have been the sixty sixers in the tulsa area. All of the players on the bench recognized bassett in the stands and they came in they started banging on. The glass is a tribute to him. You know thanking him for helping them get into hockey and helping them raise their standard of living. So i i do feel like that. There are times where. I'm talking around because there's so many fascinating stories that just come popping into my head That you know people below you know bassett is just a beloved figure in hockey except maybe in nhl headquarters that's interesting and and so it was sort of one of the Many sort of unsung heroes of of the long gone. What which a lot of people kind of don't want to resurrect or certainly nhl doesn't want even remember And that's that speaks volumes but but it also is expressed in other places right so so maybe we can use this opportunity to kind of now. Take a half step back because around the same time or at least a few years. Well sorry that around the toro's year certainly was this other dalliance known as the world football league right and i guess it would seem to me that that fighting head to head against the juggernaut that is And at the time was the maple leafs and the nhl would have been enough to keep a guy busy and then some but but how does this wfl thing come about. Because i'm guessing that this is a toronto franchise playing professional football of the nfl variety or the nfl. American variety shall we say versus. Canadian is there seems to be like an element of challenge and toronto was a market for that too. I guess the question then comes again is why the hell the world football league versus say trying to do something in the nfl or maybe trying to make your mark With the with the ownership of the nfl to to maybe think Take a crack canada. Why this was it. Dennis murphy again. Perhaps well actually. I think it was more gary davidson or the relationship with gary davidson. And all that mix right. It's like okay. Well if if we're doing the house of cards with the w. ha. Hey you're gonna love these deck of cards over here. I don't know what my favorite bassett quote about the. Wfl is if you wanna look at the wfl as a tragedy. It is a hell of a story. And if you wanna look at the. Wfl is a comedy it is still a hell of the story He's operating the the toro's and he's running a relatively successful hockey operation. You know despite not having his own arena he. He's showing that. He has the fiscal and mental reserves. Necessary to handle this endeavor in gary davidson. Has this idea you know. The the has already announced. It's expanding to in states that they really have no plans to expand beyond twenty eight teams. And just like lamar hunt back in the late fifties gary davidson realizes well. There's a lot of cities that want to play professional football. They would love to have professional football. I don't think the market is saturated and he also has this just off the wall idea of i want football teams. Not just in the united states in mexico. And you know we'll put one in osaka will put one in sydney and london. Paris will have a true world. Football league bassett realizing there's really no opportunity in the nfl. To have a team of his own is intri and once again loving toronto he feels well. If this is going to be a world football league let me be your first international location. I will place a team in toronto on. We'll call it the toronto north than which had a really cool polar bear logo. If anybody ever wants to look upon the line and he's going to play at exhibition stadium right on the lakefront with full blessing of his father. Who happens to be one of the co-owners of the toronto argonauts of the cfl so his father and he actually have a good relationship about this. You know his father agrees with him that you know. Canada should be able to support both types of football but the cfl does not agree with that assessment and they decide to petition the pierre trudeau administration for protection because this is also a time where a term that i was unfamiliar with Canadian anti americanism was really growing Throughout the provinces in the nineteen seventies are our pop cultural exports were flying over the forty eighth parallel and landing throughout the nation. And there's a strong contingent canadians who were getting very upset that you know canadian. Children are growing up watching american television american films listening to american music and their equating our culture with their culture and the really bothered by that. It's bad enough. You guys are playing hockey in the united states. But you wanna come up here and now change our style of football. I don't think so. And so the cfl and the trudeau administration.
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"Birmingham and they have a very creative marketing strategy. Johnnie bassett and his public relations director. Peter mccaskill start teaching classes at the university of alabama birmingham on rules of hockey and they slowly get people to understand the lingo and at first their they're concerned because when the season opens in october. They're not drawing very well and in november. They're not drawing very well. But then in december attendant starts to take off and they figure out what it is the of alabama crimson tide. Football season is over in. The fans in birmingham truly do want sports year round. It's just that they want alabama football. First and foremost they'll come and they'll watch the bulls play and so over the next three years. Bassett is proving. That hockey is truly an american national sport. It can sell in all four corners of the of the nation. The nhl's not able to sell hockey in atlanta. The flames eventually moved to calgary. And i believe it was nineteen eighty but birmingham the turnstiles in birmingham or continuing to spin around and so i would argue that the tampa bay lightning the carolina hurricanes and the dallas stars. They they owe a debt of gratitude to bassett the national predators. That was the other one. I couldn't remember. They owe a debt of gratitude bassett for proving the deep south really could be a hockey hotbed. You just had to give them a chance and aggressively market and understand what your fan.
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"Have cast arrow ballard in that role. He's leading star players. Leave left and right because of contract disputes. He's not putting a lot of money into the team. The maple leafs are just becoming doll and bassett like a lot of fans is growing frustrated and he thinks toronto deserves a better form of hockey. And he's dedicated to bringing it to them. So you've got you've got those two those two duality in bassett that practical romantic that i spoke of earlier. Okay so the table is set though. But there's there's friction there. Between arenas and i i guess it comes back to the question of why toronto because there's also another angle to this right there. The small little issue of of john the for the senior being either interest part of sort of the toronto sports scene mix and the maple leafs sort of squarely in the middle of all that so it almost feels like there's a bit of johnny kind of wanting to challenge. Maybe it's a sort of a subtle jab at adad dad. Well not really a subtle jab at dead by this time And i'm sorry. I apologize to all of your listeners. Who are right now furiously scribbling down which draw this. He means this evening. This john that john. I feel like there's like a a beautiful mind situation going on. Why don't we say johnny. For the the protagonist here and john john senior. Just two so. There's no cash john. Senior by the end of the sixties is out of the maple leafs herald ballard in conn. Smythe ran afoul of the canadian. Equivalent of the irs on there was also some shady dealing where it looks as though Herald ballard was actually embezzling money from maple leaf gardens and i do not remember if he actually had the serve prison time but he was found guilty of the embezzlement but they were still able to retain a lot of influence over the board and when all of the legal ramifications are done in the punishment is is over. Smyth and ballard engage in a proxy war and actually get control of enough shares to force the elder bassett out of the maple leafs. So he's he's not part of the the maple leafs at the time that johnny bassett Goes into the tours. And i did ask the family if they thought that the reason johnny wanted to have a team in toronto was to avenge his father and they pretty much said no. It probably would have been nice. That would probably be a nice side benefit. But that was not the overriding reason. It was more a case of. He just wanted to operate a team in the city that he that he loves when we when we come back and talk later about the world football league that will be an interesting dynamic between him and his father. Okay so but so ballard though does have a long memory right because the bassett rudd was a bit concerning before his His issues and the toronto maple leafs situation. And i guess johnny's arrival as a direct threat slash challenge to not only the maple leafs but the nhl in the form of the toro's the w. a. j. was not lost on him and played out. I guess in in shall we say gumming up the works for johnny to have the toro's play either a maple leaf gardens or the coliseum which was then newly renovated varsity arena was in the mixture. It seems like it was a catch as catch can to get this team domiciled and this is another example of where bassett is always just a few years ahead being great american stadium building. Craze had not quite happened yet Fans of american sports especially football and baseball know that in the seventies and early eighties. There seems to be new stadiums popping up all over the place but that that had not quite occurred in toronto at this time and so when bassett takes possession of the toronto toros. He's looking for a place to play. And this is where a little bit of is naive if he comes in he. He thought that the city of toronto would walk to work with him and help him to get a new arena for his team and he's willing to work within on the c. n. e. coliseum. But they're not really willing to work on him and my one regret is. I never really had a chance to do a lot of digging into government documents to figure out exactly why my guess is just. They felt that public money for a private individuals stadium with something they didn't want to get into He opens instead at varsity arena. Which is the university of toronto's green seats roughly four thousand And they sell out of games during their first season. But they're they're not able to really generate any profit playing marina so small in so hera. Ballard offers bassett the opportunity to play at maple leaf garden in. The team's second sees and a lot of people were stunned by this. I'm sure no doubt bassett was as well in win. The toronto newspapers asked ballard wire you allowing your chief rival to come in and play at maple leaf gardens. He said two things he said simply the arena must pay for itself and so they're just another tenant like anybody else and number two. I don't really view him as a threat because no matter how well his team does. He won't last very long because he can't just play. Intra squad scrimmages who's he was pointing out that teams like chicago and los angeles and The new york teams the philadelphia team in the w. h. j. were all struggling to attract attendance and so his view was the bassett may be a problem. But the w. h. a. isn't really a problem. It will go away in a few years. We'll be fine. And so he charges an exorbitant amount of money for bassett to play in bassett realizing that there is no other suitable ice in toronto for a professional hockey team decides to just keep on attempting to make it work. And what's ironic is that that's the only thing that really keeps the toro's from possibly existing to this day was lack of marina.
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"Live worst mascot that ran around the field with a a man dressed up like an outlaw shooting off his daughter whenever there was a touchdown and Not to put too fine. A point of it very herbaceous cheerleaders at a at a time. When i was starting to notice that as well law me anderson being on billboards throughout the bay area wearing a very tight bandits shirt and then just the team itself being so much fun and imaginative. This is the first time. I'd seen football players like that. And so i was just very impressionable. And so as i got older and realized i wanted to go into writing and in the history i started out writing histories of the tampa bay buccaneers just because they had a long history for me to delve into but i decided i really wanted to write a comprehensive history of the tampa bay bandits. As i started to do the research. I realized their owner was a fascinating man in his own right. My went down a rabbit hole. Call johnny frederic bastiat. And before you knew it. I realized that he was an amazing man. He had more than the bandits. He had a team in the world football league team in the world hockey association He produced movies. He was friends with famous musicians and actors he. He battled canadian parliament over the right. To bring american style football. He married a beautiful woman on and had four wonderful children. And just. I just became enamored with him and i realized that no this is the book. It's not a history of the bandits. It's biography of johnny facet. That's the story that needs to be told. Well why don't we start with with the bandits and kind of maybe work our way back or just at least since. That was your entry point. Give us a. I guess a a view of a twelve year old dennis and and and i mean you're hinting at some of it but what i mean you know. There's a pro football team right in in in the buccaneers right. You know the rowdies are kind of still around. But there's sort of you know sort of diminishing as the nsl is diminishing not the lightning certainly making a splash. We're now against the lightning wasn't even in the radar at that point. We had the. I don't even know if we had the tampa based thrillers yet of the continental basketball association. Yeah so yeah in the story of the buccaneers the rowdies before them right is sort of be putting tampa bang not an actual city. It's it's a it's a. It's a beautiful body of water. Yeah it's beautiful body of water which around sits to great cities but But yeah arguably those teams that sort of put tampa on the tampa saint pete on the professional top tier sports map. Give me a sense of this. Bandit ball thing righted. Burt reynolds as part of this mix. Obviously a where is johnny bassett in your twelve year old. Thirteen year old brain. How much is he sort of in the mix. How much do you know of him or is this just. Hey this is the bandits thing. And then i just then you stumble across the the ownership along the way well there. There's a little bit to unpack here but to kinda give everybody. The context of tampa bay in nineteen eighty. Two actually is when the us othello's form this other. There's not a long sporting calendar as far as professional sports tampa bay. At this time. You know it's a great place to grow up as a trial. There's plenty of activities to do. There's a lot of athletics. But it's mostly participatory. You can fish can swim. You can play golf. You can play tennis you play softball and soccer All year round. But there's not a lot to call her very own. there's the there is the tampa bay rowdies of the north american soccer league. Who won a title on and everybody was very excited about that and they had wonderful colorful jerseys and a wonderful fight song with the people like randy marsh. Derek sned hearst and then there's the buccaneers which was our first real major teen and even though they made the nfl playoffs in three out of four years they do not play a very exciting form of football You know. God bless john mckay and ricky bell and leroy selmon. They were very good at what they did. But it was kind of a dull offense to watch you know john mccain dream would be to win any game seven six Been so they have just decided not to resign. Doug williams who was the quarterback that led them to all of the playoff victory so everybody in tampa can see that. The buccaneers era Their run is going to be over little. Did we realize it would be over for almost two decades. But it's it's about to end and here comes. This new football league called the united states football league and there are going to play their games in the spring and the summer. And i don't know much about johnny bassett when i'm twelve years old because i don't know how many i don't know too. Many twelve year olds. Who would be really excited to study a ceo but he brings in. Burt reynolds has one of his co owners. And everybody knows burt reynolds. And he's a florida legend. Both from florida state university in as the bandit as his stage persona. And so you've got steve. Spurrier the heisman trophy winning quarterback from the university of florida. He's gonna be named head coach for the first time and this this team decides they're going to draft nothing but layers florida florida state in the university of miami for the most part. So there's the sense in tampa that not only. Is there a new team. But it's gonna be our team. It's going to be all of these local kids getting a chance to play a new and exciting sport under a legendary coach Such as steve spurrier. and so. that's that's where the excitement came in was it was something brand new and this is the first time where i see something being built. I was five years old. When the buccaneers rowdies started. So i don't have a lot of concrete memory of their first year. But i'm here on the ground floor with the band. This is going to be a team of my own to grow up with. And i thought at the time to spend the rest of my life but little did i know it would be three years And they'd be gone by the time i was in high school. But but that's where the excitement comes from. And it's it's not really until i got older and i wanted to go back to school and become a historian That i truly do realize the role. That johnny facet played in Giving my hometown something exciting and realizing that that seemed to be his entire reason for existence was to provide spectacle to whatever community. He happened to be why tampa bay area he lived there. I guess partially it. Strangely you know the usfl like a lot of challenger league try to walk that sort of fine line between you know markets. That didn't have said sport in this case you know. Nfl football and Markets.
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"This was The final curtain if you will for a a one john f bassett but as he succumbed to to cancer during his ownership of that time and tumultuous times as it were the. Usfl going through all kinds of fits and starts. And if famously. Johnny bassett was sort of the the counterweight at least for as long as he can. Hold it on against the the donald trump era and I guess sort of group of folks that over time became more and more vocal and wanted to sort of move the usfl from a spring league to fall directly competing with the nfl. Johnny bassett was dead set against it. He was a An original originalist of the usfl proposition wanted to keep it in spring in its differentiated way. a believer in the dixon plan and trump and his His loud voice and Persuasive ways ultimately became more of the majority and johnny bassett ultimately more the minority thinking. And we all know how that ended up tragic ending to a a a wonderful life and one very spirited of johnny f. Bassett a maverick sports entrepreneur. And we're gonna get into dynamic story and it's fun to and well remembered Some great memories to come with our guest this week. Dennis crawford as we talk about the life and teams of one johnny f bassett. This is a fun conversation and stick around for it. You will enjoy it. I i guarantee Let's see how about a sponsor that fits the bill nicely this week. Why don't we go to our friends at five. Oh three sports showy yes. It's a beautiful portland oregon. The pacific northwest our pal. Dustin alameda 503 sports. It's five zero. Three dash sports dot com. Don't forget the dash. Five zero three dash sports dot com. They call themselves the king of throwbacks and rightly so ten percents off all of your purchases when use the promo code seats. And you're gonna find great shirts and caps and handcrafted custom-made jerseys for all of the teams that we just talked about. Can you believe it. Yeah you wanna get a t shirt of the memphis. South men also known affectionately as the memphis grizzlies or a jersey either in their Burnt orange or white a setup. Hell if you even want a t shirt with the not even They ever saw the light of day. But if you want a t shirt with the logo of the toronto north mun you can get that at five. Three dash sports dot com promo code seats for ten percent off. Hey you want get a birmingham bulls and or toronto toros jersey or shirt or cap. You get that there to help. If you get the jersey you can get your name and number on the back if you'd like to no problem at five. Three dash sports dot com promo code seats for ten percent off. Get the hint. And of course the tampa bay bandits you will find a jersey there I think it's in red. No you can also get in white. You get your choice and again your number on the back your name on the back. Whatever you want a Tampa bay bandits t shirt It's even if the bandits logo with red sort of background shirt or you can get their Their their catchphrase bandit ball in an alternate logo. Fashion there too. There's also a beautiful looking tampa bay bandits cap. They're all of that stuff and more from all those leagues and other teams etc can be found at five zero three sports again. That's five three dash sports dot com promo code seats ten percents off all of your purchases and what better way to commemorate Some of those memories from the great. Usfl the wonderful w. h. a. And the lamentable world football league and specific teams that were owned of course by johnny f bassett. We thanked dustin for his sponsorship of the show. And we thank you for continuing to listen to our conversation. Here comes dennis crawford as we talk about the life and teams of johnny f bassett. This is a treasure trove of this.
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"Memphis memorial stadium. It's the memphis southbound. Detroit wheels are national. Anthem is being sung on the field by debbie kinkaid tennessee. Let's see if we can pick it up Welcome to good seats still available. A curious little blood cast devoted to exploring what used to be in professional sports. Here's your host. Tim handling hello friends. It's your pal ten minutes seats still available. Yeah curious little podcasts. Devoted to what used to be in professional sports. Yeah that's what we love to roll around in here on this This little show our little exploration into teams leagues and even major events that were part of the pro sports landscape Few decades ago even maybe of a century ago depending on how far we like to go back. It just depends on where we spend the dial each week but it is the the want of this little show sort of laser in on these sort of little forgotten dust bunnies of history. And we welcome you once again to the proceedings and the clip is a bit of a tip off but just a little of what we're in store for this week. Our guest is dennis crawford. He is the author of a great new book literally just out hot off the presses and is devoted to the life and teams and story of course of john f bassett also known as johnny. Johnny f bassett maverick entrepreneur of sports. That's the title of the book. And johnny bassett is a fascinating character. We ever create a hall of fame for Things forgotten in the good seats. Still available podcast Halls of fame. If we ever create them john bassett john. F bassett johnnie. Bassett will absolutely be among the shortlist of Considered inductees for sure why you ask well He is the Three time Forgotten sports Founder and owner and actually various permutations thereafter. John f. bassett was the science of bassett family That was a well-known in toronto and canadian publishing circles. Pretty well off family for sure. And johnny didn't necessarily want to immediately or Elegantly shall we say follow in dad's footsteps. He wanted a car of his own path out and the way he wanted to do that was wait for it. Owning and running and in sticking it to the man of professional sports in these various leagues and teams and the first of which you just heard that clip from july nineteen seventy four. I don't know specifically the date. I used to know and i forgot her off the top of my head. I'm sure more than a few of your yelling. The actual date to into your devices right now. And i thank you kindly for correcting the record but july. One thousand nine hundred seventy four. That's dick palmer. On the play by play and bill haney with the color commentary and of course miss debby kincaid miss tennessee nineteen seventy-four singing the national anthem for the first ever home regular season game of the memphis. The world football league nineteen seventy four as you. Well know world football league action coming at you and of course the wheels the detroit wheels. Of course their competition and the wheels of the league Soon to fall off Later in the mid- middle middle part of the season and thereafter. It did limped to a to a. We've talked about many previous episodes. You can look those up on our our website. A good seats still available dot com of course but the memphis south mun an interesting journey just to even get to that opening day game. Johnny bassett originally had envisioned that team his first ever major pro sports effort as the toronto north men of this world football league as it was being put together by people like gary davidson and his pals and we get into some of that conversation in our conversation. Some of this specific facts that led to the team before even getting a toronto off. The ground moved to memphis for a number of reasons. Which will will delve into. But that's just a fascinating Beginnings of the journey of pro sports. Maverick nece if you will of johnny bassett who later went on to maybe not later concurrently to get involved in the world hockey association as well and yes of course there's some linkage there because Folks like our old pal. Dennis murphy and gary davidson and others were certainly part of that extravaganzas. Well we get into the story with dennis. In our conversation johnny bassett Bought the ottawa nationals Of the then fledgling. Whm move him to toronto his hometown to create the direct challenger. I guess to the toronto maple leafs at the time. The toronto toros after a couple of years. They're moving them to birmingham alabama all places where they became The birmingham bolts and fascinating stories. There as all part of that to you know sort of breaking into the south deep south and bring in pro hockey the top level. Johnny bassett was behind that and also was very involved in league activities negotiations wayne. Gretzky makes an appearance ally gold. Yes the voice of The alabama crimson tide. Football program makes an appearance in in this conversation. Yes that's where he got his real first Pro broadcasting start was broadcast in the birmingham bulls. If you can believe that and yes we've reached out to ally gold and he is declined humbly to to be part of our conversations but Maybe will convince them at some point to to come and talk to us about that year and change that He was a birmingham bulls a broadcaster. But i digress. Johnny bassett was the believer in chief. If you will of hockey in the south and was responsible for bringing the then. Toronto toro's to birmingham to become the bulls and a two year extravaganza that in the world hockey association. Now if that weren't enough and by. Golly it ought to be and we get into our conversation further with dennis. I don't think johnny was sort of in a real hurry to kind of get back into the pro sports sports ownership thing and especially in the. I guess you'd call them. Challenger leagues after kind of getting burned twice by those two. By the way i we don't get into a too much but johnny was also the owner. Wait for a world team. Tennis franchises well again. There's dennis murphy and and and his His gang the toronto slash buffalo royals We don't really get into too much of that conversation in here but that was also a dalliance of janis to so if those three teams that all sort of went kaput for various reasons weren't enough to kind of scaring away from being a pro sports owner again. Well guess what he came back for more and maybe even an astonishing achievement his His role in the usfl and the tampa bay bandits. Yes partial ownership by burt and a whole bunch of others down south in in tampa bay. The usfl tampa bay bandits was the johnny bassett football franchise of the usfl. We've talked about that and them a bit in previous episodes as well Alas.
Roger Federer's back, briefly
"Hello folks woke until mid week tennis. Podcast a podcast. That was very nearly recorded on wednesday evening. Following roger federer's first much back after fourteen month hiatus at three win over. Brit dan evans. How different might that. Podcast have sounded. Had it been recorded yesterday versus being recorded now of to his three-set loss to nikoloz bassett villi. That is the punchy question that i put to you. David law and matt. Roberts whoever wants to take it. I think i should say that. It's because of matt. Roberts said we're recording it now and not if i had my way which was last night because i was a bit ivory excited to just get chatted. We've been so overexcited that it would now be out of date. How how different need. I think what i'm getting at is different. Do we feel about wherever resort. And what he's capable of off the two matches than we did after one arm in a similar place but matt watched both matches more closely. So i'm going to defer to matt. Hospital pass might enjoy. I think yesterday we would have been extremely positive about federer. And i think today we probably should still be positive about federal because federer is being positive about federal and i think we should take him at his word and agree that this has been a good week for him. He gained the matches that he wanted. He felt pretty good on the court. Arise maybe didn't always align with that viewpoint today There was there was a moment in his match today where his movement did really stop almost altogether and it was quite difficult to watch at times. But i think that's a difficult thing to do to have tempered. Expectations of roger federer. But it's absolutely what we need to have and he's upbeat. He said he's already over. It flew into his press conference after the loss. Today said he's over. It is positive generally and therefore i think we probably should be as well but we certainly have a lot more data to go on now that we've seen him play this match as opposed to just one match against evans because they two totally different matches for him and we'll talk about both of them he. He was asked Today as he said my in that very immediate post loss press conference i how. How long will this take to get over this loss. Read compared to previous losses similar level tournaments similar. Sages at already over. It sounding like you know when you've been broken up with an ally. I'm completely fine. I'm completely fine. he was. He wasn't right for me anyway. I never wanted to win this tournament. It wasn't it wasn't dubai is going to be better in dubai but and yet it also as you say. We should believe him me. You know what. I d believe him i he. We should probably feel fine about it could kiss. He feels fine about it. David yeah a. I would say that occasionally impress coinc- he said everything's fine and then isn't fine line a back problem or something like that. But i thought when he came out yesterday and play his match against down evans that he started off playing very carefully moving very carefully. He wasn't explosive he was he was balanced. He was good. He looked serene the way often does and he was striking the ball very well but i just felt like he was inevitably be very careful. And that changes. The match tone in evans pushed him in. They played they played good close competitive match But and at the end federal showing some real explosive tennis in some and he was getting Any any finished with a winning. So i thought that was really really good but there was a euphoria about him yesterday. Which was all build apple. High pulled a chats. He was excited. Because he's he's like a little kid in a sweetshop isn't even. He's playing tennis and when the is on him he loves it. He loves it. He's always has but today. I mean i didn't see all of the match because i was watching. Arena against gubbay mcgruder. And i left federal watch to you both but then when that finished i turned over and i was less alarmed than i thought i would be given what i was reading on twitter. And what what i was just hearing generally because i think he was fife on down listening in the second set maybe even lose that set six one zero six to eight yeah and it was definitely the latter stages if that second set would definitely sort of hidden hope connor by a around about that time. I did actually have a little chat. we don evans on. What's up. 'cause he was watching the match he was watching the match back and he said of course he's of course he's naked and we play hard much the night before and he's he's any she referenced the kind of all of the check before the match and before the tournament ties you out and you hit you hit a bit of a wall in and it's not really surprising. The blacks thirty nine. He's going to be forty later this year. He's hasn't played for thirteen months. And now he's played six sets in twenty four
Vaxi Taxi targets vaccine anxiety as UK minority uptake lags
"Britain is testing a new vaccination program called the backseat taxi to bring carpet nineteen vaccinations to inner city often deprived communities while Britain has engineered one of the world's most successful corona virus vaccination programs with more than thirty percent of its population having already received the first dose minority groups and deprived communities lagging behind the backseat Texas game is part of a project run by Dr Sharon Raymond people have logistical barriers to accessing vaccination not everyone has private transport some people have been shielding for a long time in a worried about taking public transport and that's what the maxi taxis come in by setting up pop up clinics in local parks and greens at the heart of communities Raymond is hoping to target vulnerable people Sarah Bassett London
Indian farmers mark 100th day of protests with road blockade
"Thousands of Indian farmers have booked an expressway on the edges of New Delhi to mark the one hundredth day of protests against agricultural laws that they say will devastate their income Mr them tractors and waved colorful flags while the leaders chanted slogans viral mount speaker took the make shift stage thousands of them have hunted down outside new Delhi's forty since November to voice their anger against three laws passed last year from his feet at the Loews signal the government is moving away from a system in which most farmers sell to government sanctioned marketplaces where they receive guaranteed prices they worry that will leave them at the mercy of big corporations that will have no legal obligation to pay then the guaranteed price anymore I'm Sarah Bassett
Protests, tear gas in Myanmar after UN envoy urges action
"Security forces in Myanmar have again used force to disperse anti coup protesters it comes a day off to the UN special envoy urged the security council to take action to quell John to violence that is left around fifty peaceful protesters dead and scores injured this week large protests have occurred daily across many cities and towns security forces are responding with grace if you simply through force and mass arrests the escalation of violence has put pressure on the world community to act to restrain the gentile which seized power on February first by ousting the elected government of Aung sung suu kyi I'm Sarah Bassett
"bassett" Discussed on "The Forum" Celebrity Podcast
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"bassett" Discussed on KOMO
"Local advocate Tara Bassett said she's committed to driving this group out of Kentucky and keeping residents safe on the poorest of the poor and do everything I can in my power yes I just want to find potential treatments for the corona virus one woman in upstate New York trying to do her part to help Alexandra Miller was one of the first in her area to be diagnosed with the virus after suffering mild symptoms now she's taking part in a pilot program where her plasma is being studied to see the antibodies affects a more serious cases Dr Timothy MD of S. U. N. Y. upstate medical university says this might not be a cure but it could help those with more severe cases really don't have much else in the toolbox so this is so one potential way to really make a difference in treating severity of infection this is common to Sunday hi mark Christopher this is a common morning news rewind treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin says within two weeks Americans will see direct deposit relief payments from the government said was right now is A. B. C. news correspondent Ben Siegel on Capitol Hill Ben good morning good morning we understand that some people may have to wait a lot longer for their money can explain who those people are and why they'll have to wait while the treasury secretary said yesterday's first checks will be direct deposited from American the council within the next two weeks which is good news for people who have given their bank information to the IRS but if you're one of the millions of Americans who expecting that money in the mail through a paper check that entire process could take a very long time that's according to house Democrats had spoken with the IRS they say that it could take a total of twenty weeks for all of the checks are to be delivered to Americans and they're gonna go in reverse order of income so some of those out of lower income Americans should receive those checks first but they said they only have the capacity to do this with about five million checks a week so it could be well into the summer before some people see those subpoenas himself on the mailbox well that's gonna be tough is this specific system in place and ready to go though that's what the treasury secretary says but we spoke into experts and veterans who have watched this process go out in the past people who says that that the the stimulus prospect in two thousand and eight after the financial crisis took about three months from the passage of the legislation before they were actually sending out checks to the IRS so we know they're sort of trying to build the plane here Washington attitude in the air and the treasury secretary is optimistic we just have to wait and see in terms of how this comes out one big test today though is the day that people in small business owners can start applying for those loans for the government that will travel I think will tell us how the the other processes as part of the stimulus will roll out in the coming weeks all right then thanks for the information this morning ABC news correspondent Ben Siegel with us from the nation's capital the common morning news with manufacturing Gregg Hersholt on komo news.
"bassett" Discussed on How To Cut It in the Hairdressing Industry
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