35 Burst results for "Baxter"
"baxter" Discussed on Gambling With an Edge
"Eric Drake was running the tomb at the time, says studio hadn't shown up. Stu and shown up. So I start calling and so I called the golden nugget where I knew he would stay in. And his room didn't answer didn't answer. So I called security and had him go up to his room. Well, they found him laying on the floor. Beside the bed, they call paramedics, put him in ambulance, took him to sunrise hospital. So Eric called me back, says, well, they found stew, he was unconscious, and I went to, they took him to sunrise hospital. So I get in my car, I said, well, Eric, I said, can I come down then play those jumps? They said, no, you know you can't do that. He says, so anyway, I go to sunrise hospital. I go in and evidently they didn't have a room yet because they got him sitting in the hall and almost like a bassinet. That's a small he was. He's a little bitty guy. And you're doing those drugs and everything. He'd almost shrunk up to nothing really. So I go up there and I see he's in there and he's like sleep so I shake him, you know, he don't move in the doctor. Guy with the robe comes up next to me, sir, says, do you know this guy? And I said, yeah, he's a friend of mine. He says, well, you know, I says, he's in a poker tournament and he needs to go play Boca. Look at me like I was crazy. He said, well, I got some bad news for you. He says, I gave him a little shot, and he's going to be out for quite a while. He's not going to be going back to that poker tumor. I said, well, you think you'll be ready by tomorrow. He said, I have my doubts. So I go down there to the tumor. He had so many chips. That he actually lasted into the, he got barely got to the money in the term before they added him off, took him to like two and a half days to anymore. And so that's when I was through with stewie. I know more nothing with you. No more story. You got the chip lead, and you wind up in the hospital, don't even play for the money. So now a few years go by and he was always in and out and when he got money, tried to play in the big game with us and everything. Let me say this about stewie. He was a great no limit holding player. But he was, but he was not a successful gambler. And
"baxter" Discussed on Gambling With an Edge
"Work and I just, I don't enjoy. I actually enjoy playing Pokémon when I do bed and sports now. It's kind of like going to the golf course, you know, you have with the guys and as long as you got a good crowd to play with. Now, you and Doyle both have pretty big reputations for making money at golf, which of the two of you is, if you guys are out together, which one should I bet on? They don't know. I was never a real good golf. I was a good partner and chipper and all and good at matching up, which is probably the quality you need to be good at. But really to make that much difference, what you should, as long as you win, you have a 107 and you walk out with the money. That's all this, sir. Because I didn't quite shoot a 107, but anyway, I wasn't a real good player, but I played a lot of big game golf and I was partners with Dole a lot. We won some big money playing golf together, but oh, he's for his ability and I have to give it to him. He probably plays as good for his money as anybody else play golf. Now the Super Bowl is coming up, I'm sure our listeners are wondering who you got, who you like. Well, I won't tell you that. I made a bet last summer I was playing poker in San Diego, and at the time sea island just won the Super Bowl and killed Denver. And it looked very impressive in doing it and there was a guy there that wanted to make a bet. And I bet him that I took Seattle and he took Denver for this year. To win the Super Bowl, we bet 50,000. And of course, you know, I got lucky to still be in it. Yesterday, but his team got knocked out by Indianapolis the week before. So basically now I have Seattle. I have a free roll. But his 50,000, but I don't really like Seattle in the game when the line first came out. I took plus three -19 70 I think it was. But I could only get down like 20, 25,000. Plus three, but you bet on the Patriots. Yes, I bet on the Patriots. And so I've got kind of a free role at either winning 30,000 or 20,000. So that's not too bad a shape to be in. But I actually think I didn't like the way Seattle looked in the game. I didn't like the way they played and I kind of like New England in the game. So you actually have a middle. If it comes if it comes in the middle, it'll be nice. In this game, believe it or not, could be that kind of close game. Yeah. All right. Three was not so bad. All right, Billy. Let's do unger. One, a masterful card player, had some personal problems. You stake team, main event in the World Series of poker, probably three times. How did that go? Well, overall, it went very good, but I had some good experiences and some bad experiences which stewie. He had a lot of demons. And one of the things that I had to deal with with him was one of the times I was taken him at the World Series at the end of the first day. He was a chip leader with about 70,000 in chips. Now, the next day, they were supposed to come back.
"baxter" Discussed on Gambling With an Edge
"Did you wear for the weigh in? I would think that. Well, I just didn't have to stroke, I just got into my show and it was an easy way. I already knew I had been waiting myself. 50 times in the last three days, you know? I mean, I knew I was well under. There was no, and I made sure what I ate, and there was no change. And then I weighed before I left. So I know Doyle has made lots and lots of weight bits over there. These last small money a white bitch that anybody I mean, he, in fact, he's sadistic with what he loves to make way back. He didn't want to be one in one out of the whole bunch. But he's lost a lot of them. Adventure stays still loo, but he won one one time for about a 100,000. But he's made so many weight and chip with him and chip were known for waking way beds. I heard one time that he had a bet where he was threatening to have his leg cut off to win the bed. He might have, I don't know. You don't like to lose. I know that. Sports betting is one of your passions now. So what games do you like to bet? Well, you know, actually, I've always been very active in sports between sports and poker on back and forth forth and all. I never realized the importance of winning bracelets and our back when they were a lot easier to win. A lot of times during the World Series, I wouldn't even go down there during the World Series. I only would play the low ball events because I didn't want to support hold them because I didn't want to get that started. We had a game at the dunes, planned low ball that I was doing real well at, so I don't always want to get a hold of the game going. So I just, I would knock the hold them, I wouldn't even go down there and play. But anyway, I got involved in school, but I think my favorite thing is betting the football game once he reaches the half time. I think there's a better advantage for the player at the half than it is before the game starts. And that's just my personal preference. I bet the games for the start, aerial kind of way, but I think I've been more successful all through the years with the games that the halftime than I have of all they started. Do you bet the basketball and baseball? You know what? I used to bet everything. Football basketball baseball never took a season now. The last 5 years I only do football and I like to do the NCAA tournament. And I was just watch the games and then bed at the half, so to speak. But I'm phasing out of this.
"baxter" Discussed on Gambling With an Edge
"I recommend you just pay the 20%, and then we'll sue them for a return of the money. So that's what we did. We paid the money on to protest, and then we sued the IRS for return of the money. And the story gets kind of interesting from there. We go to Reno, it was the first court that we in and the judge, he's listening to the government. Now this is not like a criminal case. I wasn't even there. But anyway, the people for the government that handled their case, they said, we know, you know, this gambling, we all know what it is just luck. You put a dollar on the slot machine. $1 million falls out. You're one of the lucky ones. You walk out with the money. Well, this money has to be taxed at 70%. So anyway, my lawyer that handled the case for me, listen to all that. And he says, well, you know, we just don't get it. So, mister Baxter, like Jack Nicklaus and as a golf tournament, he wins the golf tournament. He pays 50%, and that's earned income. He spends all his time practicing. Mister Baxter's wife, mister Baxter, tells me she complains all the time, but he works all the time. He's never home. He's always playing poker. Sometimes two or three days at the time, and yet y'all are basically saying that he doesn't work for this money. When Jack Nicklaus wins his tournament, he pays 50%, mister Baxter wins a poker tournament, or whatever, and y'all say, it's not earned income and you won't 70% from him. It doesn't make sense, because poker is obviously as a game of scale. And anyway, when the judge heard everybody's argument, so when he got through the judge says, and I never will forget the words he used, he says, well, I'd like to say just one thing to the government. He said, I find y'all's argument to be ludicrous. I'm not even sure I know what that word means, but anyways, I remembered it from there. Arguments. And he says, I just wish he's talking to the guy this handling the case, he says, I just wish you had some money, maybe 20,000 or something, and could sit down and play mister Baxter's some poker, and just see just how long you would last. He said, I don't think you'd last very long. I think you might be a little bit out skilled here. He says, I'm throwing this whole thing out of here. He saw a third of case out. But they didn't give up. They appealed it to the 8th circuit Court of Appeals in California. We go over there. Same thing happens. Boom, they throw it out. Throw the case out. Now they threaten to take it to the United States Supreme Court, the government does. And so they call, but basically I think they would just want to make a deal at this point. And so we said, well, you know what? We've paid our taxes. We stand by our position and let's go to the Supreme Court. We're ready to go. So they said, well, let me ask you this. Would you give up half of the money? We wouldn't give up a dollar. I said, we're just going to go to the Supreme Court. I'm really interested to see what they'd have to say about this anyway.
"baxter" Discussed on Gambling With an Edge
"Good afternoon and welcome to another throwback episode of gambling with an edge. This episode is from January of 2015 and it is one of the favorite episodes of mine that we ever have done. The guest is Billy Baxter, legendary poker player. He's been kicking around Las Vegas for almost 50 years. He has 7 World Series of poker bracelets, but we talk about poker and golf and pool hustling, sports betting, he's just really a fascinating guest and a great storyteller. So enjoy this episode. So let's talk to Billy. He was born and raised in Georgia, and through the years has been a champion at shooting marbles, a pool hustler, a poker player, a gin rummy player, a bookie, a casino owner, a golf hustler, a very knowledgeable sports better and a boxing trainer, among other things. And he has great stories going back decades about each of these things. He has 7 World Series of poker bracelets and was inducted into the poker Hall of Fame in 2006. Billy Baxter, welcome to gambling with an edge. Well, it's nice to be here. How y'all doing this morning? We're doing good. Our audience is largely professional gamblers and want to be professional gamblers. Tax wise, we all owe Billy a big debt of gratitude. More than 30 years ago, he won a court case against the IRS, the change the way gambling winnings were taxed. Tell us about this Billy. We know basically what happened in the early late 70s really when I came to Vegas, I brought off to bed. I got to win a lot of poker to them. It ran into quite a bit of money and naturally I was paying tax on this money and at that time believe it or not taxes were 50%, which was more than they've ever been. And I paid my 50% tax on the winnings that I had, and oh, about two or three years into this process, I guess, the government came in on me. It was not a criminal matter. It was a civil matter, and they said that, you know, that gambling income was this was not earned income. And that out another 20% on this money. They said, you know, it's just like they were trying to compare me to somebody putting a doll on a slot machine, and a $1 million falls out, which would be unearned income. And so to me, it wouldn't. So anyway, I went to my accountant and he says, you know, if you don't win these things with the government, penalties and interest, you'll wind up paying the rest of your life.
"baxter" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Absolutely throttled. Think they were 9 and ten. They're 20 games, 9 and ten last year, okay? They got absolutely throttled by the Atlanta Hawks. A John morant, what I thought was totally blew out his ACL. Yep. I have never felt worse walking out of an arena in my life. The whole season was done. And even if it's not as bad as I think, he's gonna be out for 25, 30. And it made you worry probably about what was this guy's style of play, just make him. And they're not gonna be able to win anything. We'll be lucky, they'll be lucky to win 5 games. And then they won 20 out of 20 two or whatever it was. Without morant. And that's when I was like, all right. This is bigger than just the names that are on that sheet. And by the way. There's something special about this that we can't put our finger on. Because when they pulled that off and they resurrected the season, the next thing you win 56, they want 56 in a year and they started the season 9 and ten. That's a quarter of the season. They sucked. And how about this? We're last defensively. Dan went to first defensively. I don't understand it. But it happened. I think now you got, I think I'm gonna be wrong now, 'cause one of those top four is gonna have some sort of thing go wrong for them and there's gonna be an opening up there in Memphis again already outperformed expectations. But something's working there, something in the water in that culture, whatever it is, is working there. And I just, and I can't wait to see what roddy laravia Chandler Lofton junior, whoever ends up getting minutes out of the guys they just drafted, I can't wait. Yeah. Well, they gotta cut somebody too. They got 16 dudes. I don't even know who they're gonna cut. But I can't wait to see ziya Williams year too. Like, I can't wait to see how they do it so long term. I'm all in on the grizz and I'm fine with them keeping their powder dry. I thought it was smart. And look, man, maybe I'll make a maybe I'll be back in Memphis this year. You can find me a new last year I came to Memphis and I told you a good spot to eat. Now you gotta tell me a good spot to eat. Be great. Hey, and before I get out of here, I do just want to mention this that I listened to paddy did with herring. And I thought the tribute and taking the time I talk about sharks was beautiful. That was special. You know, I talked to Bill and the guys last night at the ringer, and I listened to theirs with Chris Ryan and Jay calman and Kevin. And I said, you know, I don't know why I got so emotional about this, but it struck me as so special that there's going to come a day where his son is going to go back and he's going to hear all these things that everybody said about his father and there are people that I've lost in life that I wish that existed and you as a parent and me as a parent. You think about how special that can be. And sharks thought the world of you, I emailed you this. He did. I went back, I finally had the bravery to go back and watch a show. He came in and recorded a whole show with me in Memphis where we talked about his whole life and his career. And he talked about bothering you at the point forward. And he said, I would send this guy stuff all the time. All the time. He said, I just send him ten, 12, 15 articles. Sometimes I never get a response. He's like, I didn't care. I didn't care. And he's like, it finally. He's like, between him and he's like, and there was Kelly dwyer, and there was Henry Abbott, and Zach did this thing on the point forward. I can't remember what it was called. It was something aggregated court vision. Court vision, yeah. And he was like, and I just kept sending it and kept sending it. And he's like, and he didn't have to, but he went out of his way to, you know, talk me up to the ringer guys when it was time for me to get hired and everything. And, you know, he mentioned you by name. I went back and watched it just the other day. And Eddie mentioned you by name, and so I thought that was, I thought that was awesome, you know what I mean? Like, you're an ESPN. You know what I mean? And you guys didn't work together at grantland. And you certainly didn't have to go out of your way to be talking about that and I thought I thought it was special that you did and I talked to you personally. I told you, you know, you really, this guy really thought the world of you and you really helped him. When you didn't even really know him, at the time, because we didn't, you know, and I think it hit all of us hard, right? Zach, because we all kind of came up together. You're at the point forward. I wanna a.m. dinky old radio station at the time, and we're all kind of peers. We all kind of, you know, had this trajectory together. And you kind of know all the same people, and so it sucks, but I thought that was, I thought that was super sweet, and he thought he thought the world of you, man, for sure. I thought the world him too. And the least I can do. And honestly, it makes me think, you know, I guess I'm gonna have to start another blog of my own to do this, but it's not an original thought you see it on Twitter every time something tragic happens to somebody and all the tributes flow out. You see people tweet like, I wish we could do this for them. Well, while they were alive to see it, you know, Larry did one of the curb your enthusiasm episodes this past season had a funeral for a living person. And I have always thought like, I just wish that I could write a column that is basically, I would call it this person is awesome. And I would just write. Here's why this person is great at their job, or it could just be like random, like here's this actor that I really like, and this thing that he did, that's amazing. I think I gotta start that column, but I don't think there's a place for any ESPN dot com just this random person is awesome column, but I do think, I don't know. That's a long story. But Vernon, you're the best. And I will see you in Memphis this year. It's a short trip, man, I love coming down there, I always have a great time and we'll have some we'll have some beverages, eat some food and watch, watch the grizzlies kick the shit out of somebody probably. I can't wait to see you down here.
"baxter" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"And 9 minutes. Dylan Brooks was her skill in Brooks was hurt for a lot of the year. That's a big, a big driver of that. That's a fair point. I would so NBA is stats database was not working today. I tried, the NBA is like, they just try to fix things and it makes it worse every time. And so they're on off net rating page. It's just like no data available to a lot of things. That's freaking helpful. Thanks for the update. Yeah. Who is number one on the net rating list? 'cause I bet it was jaren Jackson junior. It was actually Brooks. It was Brooks. Okay. Yeah. It was actually Brooks, but I mean, he didn't play as much, right? And so you can, you know, you could parse through all of that data, but the truth is 9 of those guys and so, you know, they bank on guys like John contra, that now John contra will be in the mix. And John contra is a better shooter than the Anthony Melton. He's a better passer in the theme belt and he's a better rebounder. He's not the athlete. He's not the defender necessarily, but it's a guy that they think we can plug this guy into the rotation and he's going to be a net positive specifically he does a lot of the stuff that made Melton really productive off the bench for the grizzlies and he's absolutely getting well and then they got a figure you gotta hit on this other stuff, right? So David roddy or Jake laravia or one of these guys that they added they had another guy in the second round Vince Williams, but more importantly, laravia and roddy that as the season goes on, they get them in the mix. They turn these guys into guys that are really getting minutes because this is all a bet on what's going to happen for playoff basketball and the truth is when you're on a team with John Moran. They need and still need more shooting. That is not what Melton brought to the table. It's not what Kyle brought to the table. And while those guys are very good, basketball players in their own right, we've seen this to be true. You know, if you've got this transcendent player, throw a bunch of shooters around him. Guys that have to be honored and knocked down shots and then you'll get the absolute best out of them. And so I think it's a bank on and if one of those guys pops and can knock down those shots and can bring some of the defense at tenacity, whatever that they filled in those spots. But it's still a question mark. For sure. Those are good veteran players. Let's go through the rotations. The starting 5 is what you just mentioned. Jaren Jackson junior isn't there right now. I frankly don't know who's going to start at the four for them to start to season. I don't think they'll probably Clark, I'd imagine or small. I was about to say Clark and Clark sneakily up for an extension. I think just given they might actually start Zaire Williams at four. I could see that too. I could see them starting a rookie who shows out a training camp, whether it's laravia or Ronnie. Because the vision, you look at the guys they drafted. I think, first of all, Clark Jackson has been their best two man front court. Basically since those two guys have been on the team. I would bet with very little Intel because it's so early. I would just bet based on my gut and the little Intel that I have that Clark extends before the season because they see how well that pairing works. And if you look at laravia and roddy and Zaire Williams, these guys are long in some cases tweener forwards, 3.5 kind of players in the versions of them that they hope the grizzlies get and in terms of laravia already have can shoot. And I think they liked the idea of the size of the slo-mo Jackson Clark trio. The guys that are like, are they are they all fours? Is Clark functionally a center, but as the size of a Ford does it even matter, except slo-mo couldn't shoot. So screwed up the spacing, let's try to replicate that with shooting. I don't know who's going to be the starting four. It could be any number of guys. Off the bench, you have tyus Jones, maybe the best backup point guard in the NBA, resigned on a good two year declining deal. Khan char is going to play. They extended concha on a deal that is going to be a crime in 5 years when the cap is a $160 million and he's making 6 million. It's going to be like a minimum deal. Zaire Williams, if he doesn't start and Clark if he doesn't start and then kind of fill in the blank with more of those guys. It's a roddy's going to play. Then fill in roddy. It's a solid team. In the west, I just imaged to see how they fill the Jackson minutes and just how, like you said, I think internally there's hope that bane has another leap to make. And if that's the case, that changes your life as a team. It's a really solid team. I'm just, I just feel like it's a little, it's a little more uncertain without Jackson than the top four.
"baxter" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Their offense was really good in the playoffs when he was on the floor and really terrible when he was on the bench. We need that guy because he's the only guy we got that could really just break down defenses at will. And if he can start making war threes, he's 34% career, guys are ducking under screens for him still. Verno, I gotta tell ya. I think it's coming. I think it's coming at least to the point where he's gonna get good enough and he's already confident enough. He took 5 and a half threes a game in the playoffs, stroke looks pretty good. I think he's at least going to get to the point. Maybe as early as this year that going under is a risk that some teams will decline to take. And once that happens, the world is oyster, he's gonna get in the Lake. You can't stop him from getting in the lame. Malik Beasley poor guy is still recovering from what happened to him in the playoffs that dunk of the century. They've got, it's not just continuity. When they trash talk the Lakers, they trash taco LeBron, that was a flashbulb moment of last season because it was everybody. It was everybody on the team laughing chuckling pointing. They all share that same attitude and yet I actually think I would probably put them, I can't believe I'm saying this. 5th or 6th in the west next year? Just in terms, let me finish. Is this what they need? I can go lower if you want. Just go keep going down. Just in terms of regular season wins because two teams that were functionally absent last year are back in the clippers in the nuggets. Sons, warriors, maybe the warriors take their foot off the gas, maybe Chris Paul takes his foot off the gas and so Memphis gets into the top three again, wouldn't surprise me. I just think those four teams are awesome. The grizzlies, who? Warriors clippers, nuggets, sons. And I think the grizzlies, look, slo-mo and Melton underperformed in the playoffs for much of the playoffs Melton fell to the fringes of the rotation for some of the playoffs. They left in free agency. They were really valuable or they left in one free agency one trade melt into the 60s. They're really valuable regular season players and I think a lot of my, I don't even think it's pessimism. I realism, we don't know when jaren Jackson junior comes back and if there's a big difference in their regular season win total, maybe not maybe not big, but something between Jaron Jackson junior missing I'm just making this up. 8 games versus 26 games or something like that. That really matters in part because he's awesome. He's there starting for, he can space the floor although the three point shooting is kind of more TBD than you would hope. He was maybe the defensive player of the year last year. I didn't vote for him, but he certainly had a case he was on my ballot in the top three. And beyond that, who's replacing him in the starting 5, I don't know the answer to that. It could be any number of guys who are relatively unproven once you promote one of those guys. You gotta feel more bench minutes, so like it just doesn't feel like it's set up to just we step right in and take off where we left off. Is any of that fair am I just being too totally fair? So it's totally fair. And I've had all the same concerns. I would just tell you, this is what I think that they're banking on. I think they're banking on the individual improvement as they have continued to do, and that guys take a step up and guys continue to take leaps year after year, right? So Desmond bane is a much better version of what he was even last year, which could be a spectacular player. Zaire Williams takes a leap up because he got so many minutes last year and that you have like, there's always say what you want about net rating for the end of the season. But I do put some stock into the fact that, you know, there's what I watch and what I think is happening versus what actually is happening. And what you find is at the end of the year in terms of net rating, did they win? Did they lose with these players on the court per 100 possessions? They return 8 of their top 9 players in net rating. The only one they lost is de Anthony Melton and he was 7th on that list. That is not true of any other Western Conference team. Who was and I did not, I did not look through the entire east, but I would venture to say it's not true of anybody in the east either, where you brought back guys that actually played. These are guys that all were like in rotation. Actually played and you brought them all back. The other thing I would say is a lot of people have talked about last year and maybe they're not going to be as good as they were last year and they might be without jaren Jackson for finite amount of time. Hopefully. Last year, they have a starting lineup of John morant Desmond baine Dylan Brooks, jaren Jackson and Steven Adams. That would be your starting life. Great lineup. Love it. Great lineup. And it absolutely destroyed people. Both during the regular season and during the playoffs when it got on the floor. Zack, I would tell you that at a game that they won 56 games last year, that lineup played a 109 minutes. Total.
"baxter" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"It was with other members of the ownership to the initial responses to the team. I am not this way. All of that, and throughout there has been certainly amongst staffers who I've talked to, and I've certainly gotten this feedback around the league. And I think Adam was asked about this. Like, you know, forget forget animus and what's in someone's heart. Like if you committed some of the same things that are described in this report, what, you know, would you, I think the question that our friend and Howard Beck said something like, would you still be commissioner of the NBA? But then we also, obviously, look, we run into thing and you mentioned it at the top. Adam saying, you can't just take someone's team away, there's a difference. You know, for someone who's an owner, I'm paraphrasing and compared to other people. So there's a lot of complications. He's not wrong to say that. I guess what I'm saying is this as clear as I can and these are complex topics and my head's spinning a little bit. If you are disappointed, if you think the penalty was not harsh enough. To me at least, and I said that on TV that I didn't think it was harsh, I said on TV, Robert sarver got off easy. That was my own words. Good cool myself. If you think that at least in my case, it is because I read the report and thought, that seems legally problematic and if it is, that might not be a quote smoking gun on the visceral no brainer audio level of a tape recording, but it's something damn near approximating a smoking gun, and you can think that he got off easy for that reason as I do. And still have to understand a harsher penalty up to even a ban is not the same thing as Adam silver put it taking his team away. It's taking his stewardship of the team away, not his ownership of the team away. The latter requires a cumbersome, complicated, uncomfortable for the league and the other 29 owners process that could also result in, by the way, Robert sarver filing litigation against the league, which could have all sorts of adverse effects on the league, discovery would God only knows what would come out in discovery. You can say, well, yeah, start the process. That's what should happen. That's fine. That's fair of you to say. I just think those two things are different, but I damn sure read the report and I said it on TV and said he got off easy because this may not be a smoking gun, but all this stuff seems problematic to me. Let me call some attorneys who actually know if it's problematic and what came back to me it would come back to you is a yes, this would have been problematic. Again, statute of limitations work against it becoming problematic now in a legal sense anyway. Yeah. And I don't know where it goes from here necessarily on the front that you and I just talked about. Again, I know that for some current former staffers, this has been kind of a background question, the legal aspect of it. I know it was as they were reading the report that this was trying to mind, I leave it to better legal experts than I to be able to describe based on these things, what kind of case, but in the one I talked to this morning, same kind of things that you heard. So, but yeah, I don't know, I don't know where it goes from here. Again, you know, as we're recording this, the statements that have come out today certainly from John the jaffe just before we hopped on quite strong, we're less than we're about 24 hours removed from Chris Paul and LeBron James tweets. And I'm very eager for media day to see what happens. Both not only in Phoenix, but elsewhere with other teams and I don't, you know, I've already gotten the questions, which I'm sure you probably gotten as well about, is there could the league revisit this? Could the league or is this it and that's all? And I don't know, I don't have answers to that. But I found it interesting that those questions have come up almost immediately. And again, Chris Paul, let me read the first sentence of his tweet. Last night, I am of the view that the sanctions fell short and truly addressing what we can all agree was atrocious behavior. This is the point guard of the team saying, a one year penalty in $10,000 fine is not enough. And. Whatever happens going forward, I think the story is going to be longer lasting and less predictable than most people thought it would be even 48 hours ago. And again, I have no idea what's going to happen. I know Robert sarver could up until the team whenever he wants. Sell his stake of the team anyway whenever he wants and make a huge amount of money off of it just as Shelley Sterling sold the clippers and made a huge amount of money off it. I don't know what's going to happen but this is not going to go away quietly. I don't think and as a result, you're going to be asked to come on this podcast again at some point Baxter so I apologize for intruding on your time because God knows you have better things to do with it. But if there's any closing remarks you got, I'd love to hear them, but otherwise thank you for your time. Thank you for your reporting and this is we're going to keep reading your reporting now. Never bother never a chore to be on with you. Always appreciate the time. And yeah, look forward to the next one whenever it is.
"baxter" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"During the period that the story covered just like 17 years at that point. There were instances where members of the HR department told staff, your best course of action. You know, privately, away from the organization on a walk outside or wherever, like, your best course of action for this for what you have experienced, the specific incident is to sue the organization. There were a number, but if you look, there were a number of employees who didn't. And they felt, I know, that I am one employee going up against an organization that's worth however many millions, the people who ID potentially reporting against. If it's the owner Robert sarver has a net worth of this, I can not afford to engage in a prolonged legal battle of this. I can't afford it. I'm afraid. I have no course of action. So what was the path forward for someone I quit? I get out of here or I know there were some incidents that were brought forward HR, where people ultimately their end at the organization was signing a severance and a non disclosure agreement. And that was it. But things, you know, in terms of like actually going to legal route and whatnot didn't happen. But there was that question that loomed over it and certainly I know lingered for some people who left feeling that I feel like I had a case, I talked to a friend of mine who was an attorney and I explain what happened and they'd say, oh, that sounds like a, you know, that sounds like discrimination or that sounds like retaliation or whatever the case may be. But they didn't do it. I know some individuals are bred not doing it. But there was also this kind of waiting once the NBA launched their investigation. I think some individuals were who at one point had thought about filing legal action against whether it's team or Robert sarver or both or whatever the case may be. Wondered, I wonder how this investigation is going to turn out. Like what's going to be in this report, is there anything in there that will make me, you know, would be good for a case or something like that. Now that it's out, you know, that's a question that's still lingers. But I had the same questions reading the report that you did. Certainly from a legal perspective. And look, I think on your expertise in this area, far more than I have. You were American lawyer for how long you know yourself. About two years. Okay. And I don't know. Downplaying it. However, I did, I did learn about a Supreme Court case from 1986 today called Meritor savings bank versus Vincent. Not the most doesn't really leap off the page in the name of the case. But I learned about it. Sounds like thrilling reading, yeah. I learned about it because all three of these attorneys pointed me to it and it's a case in which the Supreme Court in kind of layman's terms ruled that sexual harassment is a form of discrimination. It under title 7 of the Civil Rights Act. So even if the harassment is of the sort of comments, nature that is outlined in the report and doesn't have any sort of obvious economic adverse consequence to the people in question, that alone is grounds under that case as discrimination. So just want to make that clear. Why I thought all of this stuff was interesting and worth talking to and exploring with these lawyers is and all the lawyers because of this were baffled at the investigations use of the word animus. It's repeated conclusion that Robert sarver did not do any of these things out of racial or gender based animus. And they were baffled because animus is not the legal standard according to them that applies in any of these cases. One of them told me, it doesn't matter what he acted out of whether it was animus or a disrespect for a particular group of people so deep that he conceives of themselves as beneath him or just simple utter sophomoric cluelessness. To them, this animus standard was not relevant because what matters is how the conduct and words affect the people on the receiving end and or around those words, they were baffled that the animus, the alleged lack of animus mattered at all because when they looked, throw the statue, would they pretended the statute of limitation and stuff to the statute of limitations limitations did not exist and they were just sort of asking the thought exercise of could I build a case? Could I build a case? The animus stuff didn't matter. Does it matter? They said, yes, we can build a case and why they thought that was curious and why I thought that was curious was it really seemed like the investigation and thus the league leaned on the no animist conclusion in explaining why the penalty to Robert sarver was so much less severe than it could have been forget Sterling just so much less severe than it could have been and I guess what I'm saying and what they were saying and what I was thinking was who cares about the animus if what this report is actually saying is many of these people had legitimate legal claims against Robert sarver that they may well have won, pretend that one of them actually did file a legal claim against Robert sarver and one. Would that have changed things? They were just baffled that animus had become the standard and wondered why that would be and one of them told me my Frank thought was it was a way for them to distinguish between sarver and Sterling and who knows if that's true. But they were mystified by that because what they saw were at minimum pretty interesting legal cases. And if you can mount a legal case against somebody, that seems more relevant to them at least than some amorphous concept of animus and knowing as Adam silver said to press conference. What's in someone's heart and mind? We can't really know what's in Robert sarver's heart and mind. And I thought that's by definition it unprovable in a legal sense. What's in someone's brain and heart at the time that some word is uttered is like, of course you can't know that. That's literally impossible. The economy between animus and motive and potential now retrospective, I guess, legal results, puzzled the attorneys and puzzled me. The attorney who I spoke to said the exactly the same thing and said when judging the actions in the same way that the attorneys that you spoke with found that there are instances of potential strong legal claims and was likewise puzzled like of why animus mattered at all and didn't didn't make sense and I think referenced something to the point of which you referenced, this doesn't necessarily have a legal standing. Yeah, I know that like on our airwaves and people are talking about this. You brought up some amazing points on this. On NBA today, I want to say yesterday, or the day before, it's all kind of running together. But yeah, the question of what's in someone's heart, who are they really? And this thread that we're talking about ran through the course of certainly the NDA's investigation and what they released. It ran through the statements that the team put out, the Robert sarver put out from now, dating back to the supporting comment statement.
"baxter" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"And now, the low post. Welcome to the low post podcast where the biggest story in the NBA is not about anything happening on the court. It is, of course, the story of the Phoenix Suns Ed Robert sarver who ten months after our Baxter homes wrote an extensive story outlining a climate of alleged sexual harassment, sexual innuendo use of the N word and all sorts of other things after a ten month investigation, the NBA initiated via a law firm after that story. The investigation has concluded the league as a result of the investigation and under the recommendations of the investigation has suspended Robert sarver from the governorship of the Phoenix Suns for one year and from my understanding and Baxter homes is understanding the suspension is a real thing. He's not allowed to be involved in any way in basketball or business decisions. This is not the kind of thing where he can create a burner email account and talk to James Jones if James knows what he even takes the emails or the calls about cam Johnson's extension. He's just out for a year period and find the maximum $10 million. I think from the moment Baxter's story came out, there was a sense that this was not going to be Donald Sterling two that this might go away quietly that Robert sarver after taking kind of a hiatus from being a real public figure with the sons he wasn't sitting courtside for a while that it might very well just be something that blows over so to speak. And certainly the sons themselves, I think, internally made a decision, hey, we're trying to win the championship. We're just coming off an NBA Finals appearance. We addressed it. We talked about it. We are playing for ourselves in our own ambitions to win. We're not going to talk about it anymore. As Monty Williams said, that conduct described in that report is not acceptable to me if I had seen any of it. I wouldn't be sitting here coaching the Phoenix Suns. And obviously, it goes without saying that no one, no players on that team would condone anything like that, but they huddled up and they played. And then the investigation was done. And you kind of still for about 5 minutes felt, maybe it will blow over one year, one year goes by fast. One year goes by fast, 10 million, 10 million is a lot of money. The suns are worth, I don't know, at minimum 2 billion, and Robert sovereign is about a third of them. And then some interesting things began to happen. Adam silver addressed the server issue at a board of governor's press conference and to say that it did not go over well, I think is an understatement. Silver's defense of the fine and suspension, his rather open and frankly honest statement that you can't just take away somebody's team, which by the way, I think is being misinterpreted in some corners and we'll talk about that. And that there may be different standards for people who own things than people who work for companies, a statement which the NBA later tried to clarify in some way that I didn't totally understand. It didn't go over great. And then LeBron James tweeted that there was no place for this kind of conduct in the league echoing what he said in the wake of Donald Sterling's incident now 8 years ago. And then Chris Paul, the longtime but now former president of the Players Association, the all time great Hall of Fame bound point guard and veteran star of the Phoenix Suns tweeted that the report disturbed him basically and that the penalties did not seem to him to be enough. That was a huge deal. Those two tweets were a huge deal around the league around the suns around people around the suns. There was all of a sudden a sense that, oh boy, this story isn't over. And then just before coming on this podcast with me and Baxter homes and I'm promise you I'm about to introduce Baxter home. John, the joffe, a minority owner with the sons, and one of the minority owners who did not sign a letter in the wake of Baxter's initial story, the letter defending Robert sarver did not sign it, came out with a statement just now that read in part and it literally just came out about 5 minutes ago. That came that reads in part similar conduct by any CEO executive director president teacher coach or any person of leadership would warrant immediate termination. The fact that Robert sovereign quote owns the team does not give him a license to treat others differently than any other leader. And then it goes on to say, therefore, in accordance with my commitment to helping eradicate any form of racism, sexism, bias is vice chairman of the Phoenix Suns I and again, this is John the joffe minority owned of the sons. I am calling for the resignation of Robert sarver. Well, I have no interest in becoming the managing partner. I will work tirelessly to ensure the next team steward treats all stakeholders with dignity, professionalism, and respect. We have reached a point where the outcome of this story is now I think uncertain and can go in a lot of different directions. We have reached the point clearly where key members of the suns have decided, this is just not something we can address it media day and then have go away. Chris Paul, I think what are we 12 days when he tweeted before sun's media day already addressed it on Twitter and we have reached the point where a growing number of people around the league in associated directly or indirectly with the team have decided concluded he just can't walk back in here in a year like nothing happened and start running the team again. Baxter homes, this has been your life for more than a year. What have the last 48 hours been like for you and are you at all surprised that the story seems to have accelerated after the initial announcement of the sanctions? Well, hi, I'm glad to be on with you. The last 48 hours kind of just a whirlwind in terms of reactions from people reading the report and then as you mentioned, the last 24 hours of seeing LeBron James's tweet, Chris Paul's tweet and you rightly described him as monumental and then here we are a few seconds before and not long before we hopped on, I saw a statement from different city officials in Phoenix and in Arizona commenting about the report and then now this, which I gotta be honest, I'm still digesting. Reading this statement, John put out a statement of his own. He didn't co sign the statement that you referenced in November, but put out a statement of his own last year. I think on the day that our initial investigation came out, they were strongly opposed to the kinds of conduct that was mentioned therein and so forth. And so now we have this calling for the resignation. I'm frankly just wondering where this goes from here. I'm wondering what the impact will be, I think the sun's at media day on September 26th, so that's 11 days from today. I'm wondering what the I'm wondering what I'm wondering what happens next. So yeah, it's a whirlwind. I feel like I'm just trying to keep up with all the reaction. But it was interesting when I was reading the report initially and look, I'm obviously very close to this as having spent considerable time reporting it. I was very much wondering, what did they find in comparison to what I found? You know, the lawyers from wachtell Lipton. They obviously had more or less what would appear to be kind of unfettered access to current and former employees and documents and there's more of them than there are me and they're the green light from the NBA. So I was very interested to read what they found. And I'm so close to it. It's hard to take myself back, but reading the report, or it's hard to take myself out of it, but reading the report and then be like, oh, you know, I know that thing they're talking about. I remember when I was reporting on that or whatever. So yeah, I don't know. The whole thing feels a little, it's pretty surreal in some ways.
Brian Birdwell: The Agonizing Burns of 9/11
"And so I collapsed in front of Roy the four of them give grasp a grab an armor a limb to give that exertion to pick me up because this is not a place to wait for medical care to get to me The fire is still burning and spreading smoke is filling up that hallway And when they grab me you know they give that first exertion to pick me up and I don't come with them They end up carrying chunks off of me and I begin screaming at them to leave me alone And I know in my heart I'm telling them to leave me there to die Because when you're that badly burned just being touched is agonizing but they're kind of like that paraffin treatment when you put your hand in the hot wax and then when you pull it out and it solidifies within it just peels right off That's what happens with burn flesh because the moisture in your body has been evaporated out and now there's nothing that moisture is what actually holds us together and that moisture is gone And so now just chunks come off and eventually the move me chuck rolls me over on the left hand side forcibly puts his arms underneath my left side of my torso taking chunks of the back off but eventually the four of them are shaking hands with each other that instead of grasping me they're gripping each other's arms with my body weight resting on their connected arms They eventually carry me through the beam ring door into an a ring access where I would receive my first medical care in the a ring from an air force doctor and John Baxter colonel John Baxter John would have the go bag that had a morphine morphine syringes IVs and things of that nature So he was headed to the medical clinic to be a part of the triage but basically 5 or 6 of us have been set here and what's the hasty triage location He stops Puts the takes my shoes off so that he can find a good place with clean skin and a vein So he puts the morphine in the right foot the IV in the left Natalie ogletree a wonderful lady from the navy
Drivers fume over rising gas prices
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After Agreeing States Should Solve COVID, Joe Biden Still Preps Federal Mandate
"Here's another quote from Biden on today's call My message to the governor's is simple If you need something say something Well doesn't that sound nice So is it possible legitimate question here Is it possible Biden literally doesn't remember I don't know setting the vaccine mandate policy Is it possible that he doesn't remember saying this and responds to Florida in Texas's response in September If they'll not help if these governors won't help us beat the pandemic I'll use my power as president to get them out of the way Is it possible that he just doesn't remember saying that Is it possible he doesn't remember his ongoing battle with governor Ron DeSantis But yeah now the answer is at the state level Except next week you still have to get Baxter get fired policy So right This all makes a great deal of sense Makes about as much sense as you would expect from somebody who clearly is having some cognitive
"baxter" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"That if those guys, so two things, if those guys are gonna be top 5 and top ten players, they gotta be better playmakers. And then if the Celtics are gonna be a legit team, those guys got to become better playmakers. So if it's standing around watching guys play and they're taking contested shots, I think that's I mean, I don't know about you, but it's just like, to me, it's bad basketball. I'm okay with the ball finding Tatum with 5 seconds on the clock, and he goes into that sidestep, but I just don't, in my world, why would you take that shot when you have the skill set to get downhill and draw to? In my world, the basketball is a sport in which you draw to and you make the right play. And those sidesteps and all those things are all things that you need to have when you need to hit a buzzer beater at the end of a game or end of a clock. You need to shot clocks running down that all fine too, it's 5 seconds. That's why you practice all those, but outside of that, why not have the mentality of getting downhill and making plays for your teammates? So I don't disagree with what smart said, probably doing it publicly throughout like, you know, a little monkey wrench or a just to use a foreign object into the selfie. He named names. I know. I know, but I mean, here's the thing. Are you married? You're married? You got someone that, yeah, okay. Your wife ever like get mad at you and give you a message and you're like, I'm not trying to hear that right now, but doesn't the message always get through? Eventually, whether it's a day later two days later or I go, man, I'm going to the gym. I'm going to go work out. The message always gets through. So I hate team meeting, players only meetings and all those things. I don't feel like at the time they're all emotional and it's all chaotic, right? But I do think that the message get a person standing up and saying their piece, whether right or wrong, I do think that message gets through. So I'm not down on Marcus smart for doing it, and I hear you. You shouldn't do that, locker room, all that stuff, but to me, the message got through to the team. And they're playing a lot better since then. First of all, in this metaphor, so just to be clear, I'm like Jayson Tatum and my wife is Marcus smart. Is that the metaphor? Yeah. Okay. I'll ask her. I'll ask her what she thinks about that. If she likes Marcus smarts game and I like Jason's, I'll take Jason Tatum. No, I'm not saying that Marcus smart was wrong. I actually think Marcus smart was right. The flip side of that is whatever they give Marcus smart the ball more or he sort of takes more control of the offense. He is, I think, maybe the best passer on the team, but he starts suddenly veering towards like shot selection that has the other players on teaming like, hey dude, that off the dribble three that you just took or your 9th straight contested three that hit like half backboard and half ring. We don't need to be seeing that. All right. We challenge you on that. I'm gonna challenge you on. Okay, challenge me. All right, so the way I look at the game is a bad shot to bad shot. So if Jayson Tatum takes a side step three that misses or brown does it, what do you think Marcus smart's gonna do? So now let me just say this. Have you ever seen Marcus smart take a bad shot when the Celtics are driving and kicking and everyone is sharing the ball? I don't. Probably, but I just know in the bubble, you could see his shot selection veering in that direction and you could see Jalen and Jason on the floor sometimes being like the shoulder shrug, dude, what was that? But at that said, I don't think he's wrong at all about what he said about their playing. I think he's right. Yeah. I know, it's a big thing out here in Boston. Maybe I'm too much in the weeds, but I don't see Marcus smart the same way everybody else does. I always see I look at Marcus smart as this. He's gonna take extra amount of shots. So you're gonna make let's back that up. He's gonna make X amount of plays and a play could be a shot, a drive, a pass, whatever. So if he's standing in the corner and then all of a sudden he gets the ball and he hadn't touched the ball in 5 minutes, he's gonna Jack up a shot. But if the ball is moving side to side and Marcus initiates offense and that ball finds Tatum and now Tatum's going to work and driving, like, I think he's gonna take better shots. So when and I also believe this with Al Horford as well. So when basketball is played the right way, I think those two guys are much better than when they're just standing around doing nothing watching the two best players go isolation. I don't and no world do I think that that's good basketball in any world. Even the exception is probably the Brooklyn Nets, but it might not be this year. It might not be because of the physicality of the game. But James Harden and Kevin Durant going one on one is like probably where the line is for me. Everybody that's not those guys, I really feel like you should just play the right way and move the ball and drive and kick. And if you're good enough, you'll make enough plays, because that's what good players do. Let's zoom, you said 30,000 foot view. Let's zoom that far out. Like years out. Here's why the smart thing was interesting to me. I had Kemba Walker on my podcast like a month ago. And I asked him, and I knew he wouldn't answer the question. I asked him, kimba, why does something always just seem off in Boston? What's going on in the water there? Let me tell you why I asked him that because everyone blamed it on Kyrie. So if you zoom way out, they make the 2018 Conference Finals with the young guys scary Terry. Jason Jalen, Kyrie's hurt, Hayward's hurt, right? Then they come back to next year. This is a 60 win team. It's a juggernaut they're adding. And it just all goes haywire and the blame is all like there's tension between Kyrie and these young guys who feel like they did it on their own. And there's all this tension and then Kyrie leaves and he's vilified in Boston for leaving. And guess what? Something is still wrong in the water. Even though they make the Conference Finals again in the bubble, there's a locker room debate there. Kemba leaves Hayward leaves. Brad Stevens leaves and goes upstairs, Danny angel leaves. There's just always something. It always feels like there's tension. There's just something that's unsettled there, no matter who the personnel is, no matter who the coaches and the geo all this stuff, the common denominators are those three guys smart, Tatum and brown, who have been there through all of this, who were in that leading that Conference Finals run, stayed after Kyrie left. Now Horford's back too. But is there so when smart says that? And he names those two guys. And I thought back to that question I asked Kemba, which he very politely did not answer and just said, I don't know, I'm not on the Celtics anymore, something like that. So I ask you, is there something about that mix that is just sort of volatile and or am I making too much out of all of this? Well, they did go to a Conference Finals without Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward. So how about Zach, I'll ask you, do you think that was legit? You think that was who they are or maybe that's not who they were, but they hit like this magical lightning in a bottle and ended up making that. So everything is based off of that moment without Kyrie Irving, who goes to the Conference Finals with a rookie and a scary Terry and like who goes to the Conference Finals with those guys..
"baxter" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Let's talk about some actual basketball because that is far more pleasant. And talk about the team that was the story of the week before another story overtook the whole league like a tsunami. And that is the infighting and then winning, but before that losing big leads, you can't ever figure this team out the 17 time world champion Boston Celtics and the guy who knows them better than anyone. And the guy who is so realistic and fair about the Celtics that he sometimes annoys the fans who want a little more Homer ism from Tommy hinson's air, mister Brian scalabrine, how are you? I'm doing well, Zach, how are you doing? I'm hanging in. So let's review the Celtics blow a gazillion point lead to the bulls and score like zero points in the fourth quarter at home to fall to two and 5. Then Marcus smart lights the whole team on fire and says, well, he didn't like the whole team on fire. He lived Jalen Brown and Jayson Tatum on fire and said, I'm sick of standing in the corner of these guys need to learn to pass better. It was a little more polite than that, so they're getting better. We need to continue making progress. There was fall out from that. There was a player's only meeting that may have been really just a dinner that the players got there first. It's unclear exactly if it was a player's only meeting, and then they stop Orlando and in one of the most impressive performances by any team this season grind the Miami Heat offense, which had been number two in the league to absolute smithereens and blowing out the heat in Miami on the second night of a back to back the heat were not on the second night of a back to back. Mister scalabrini, what do I make of all of this? What is this seam? So when you look at just roster, you're looking at it saying, okay, I got smart, Tatum, Brown, Horford, Williams. And if we had to analyze that, we would say, man, that's a really good defensive group. And I like what you may did at the beginning of the year. It didn't work all the time, but he was like, we're going to switch everything. We're going to switch and be aggressive and early on, they were having a hard time rebounding out of it. But that group defensively should be great. But all the talk is all reads about the offense all the talk is kid Brown and Tatum get along. All the talk is all these things like a smart good enough to be a point guard, but no one ever talks about the defensive end of the ball. And when you look at the team, there were 25th going into the Orlando game and defensive rating on the year. I mean, I'm sure they're going to be a lot better after holding Orlando and Miami under 80. But all those problems that they say they have, they can be solved by just getting after it defensively. And one thing I really like what I've seen the last two games is they're aggressiveness to drive and then pass. Zack me and you could play in the NBA right now and pass the ball 30 feet from the basket. And that doesn't lead to any points. To be a good passing team, you have to get into the paint into the teeth of the defense. You know, have draw two guys and then make the right basketball play. And that is what's hard to guard. And they've been doing that the last two games versus like Tatum and brown just settling for jump shot after jump shot. That's not gonna get it done and any level of basketball. Let's talk about the defense I totally agree with you. We talked about this on NBA today after the bulls game. I said, look, we can gap about passing and unselfishness. This team is 26th in defense and it's embarrassing given the lineup that they're starting. You know what they are now after two straight wins? Tenth. They went up 15 or 16 spots. That's amazing. In two games. And last night's game against Miami was the best defensive performance of any team this year, period. Let's get into that because I want to start there. You mentioned the switching, and I totally agree with you. The first few games I watched assault I was like, man, they are switching everything. I'm not sure they need to put Al Horford in that position to get blown by by that guy that seems like a little bit of overkill or I'm not sure they need to be putting Dennis Schroeder on the block against that big guy. That seems like overkill. And like you said, they got hurt on the boards. There's still 23rd in defensive rebound. And we can talk about that. But you look at the numbers, I'm gonna read you some numbers. Are you ready? This is from our fancy tracking data. These numbers are ridiculous. The Celtics switch 31 picks per 100 possessions. That's number one in the league by far. Miami is actually number two at 26. Miami is the second switch he has team. On those plays, are you ready for this? Points per chance, that basically means like the pick and roll leads almost directly to a shot. The Celtics are allowing 0.76 points per possession. Like that's a joke that's so good. How does that factor in for the offense to rebound? Does it or does it all hit you now? I'll tell you now. If you zoom out and look at entire possessions, which I do believe factors in a continuation of a possession via offensive rebound, it's still 0.927, which is good, not insanely good, but really good. And actually if that's what you allow on every single possession, you'll have the best defense in the history of the NBA by a mile. So the switching is working and last night, man, when they're on point, like when Miami's trying to slip screens in Boston sees it coming and gets underneath it, there was just nothing that he could. I think that game was like a little bit of a warning sign to the heat like all your pretty stuff when a really switchy defense is dialed in. You're going to have some trouble. I mean, Boston was dialed in last night. I said before the season scout, I was higher on the Celtics than most. I said they should be a lock in the top 6. They have a sneaky good chance to be number three in the east. Now I didn't pick them. I actually picked Atlanta to be number three in these. They are not playing very well. They haven't put together a long stretch of really good play all season, really. And then the Celtics start two and 5 and they're imploding. And I'm like, geez, I really just missed a boat with this team..
"baxter" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"So far as I know. But there's just you go through the media guide year after year, the amount of names that change was really striking. I remember that very early on. So and people on other side mentioned this to me that there's a lot of individuals who have like fractional time periods there. So they witnessed a certain amount of things. It's like in a snapshot. But you talked so it was hard in some ways. People think like, well, I experienced this for this time, but I couldn't speak to the full 17 years. But then their story was like identical to something that somebody else would say, almost the same exact characterizations, language, so on and so forth. You know, from years later or years earlier or different departments across the organization. But again, so they're all pieces. But to go to your point, I know this is a long lined up. If very many or several of these pieces, they fit a pattern of, you know, it could be maybe what you're talking about with the quadrants. And the two you mentioned specifically. I would say touched on a quadrant about respect to how women felt in the workplace. And if they felt like they weren't valued, weren't protected that these are the kinds of things we hear. These are the kinds we see. How do you think this makes us feel? Certainly and even then talking to male staffers who just described the same kind of sentiment, you know? Of like, this is not a place where and to take a step back and we have a sentiment described in the story of people feeling like they were inventory. We're hearing Robert used that language. You know, female staffers saying him referring to her once and do I own you. As to whether to discern whether she worked for the team or for him. So, but the two, yeah, the two you shared touch to the heart of how women felt about the workplace and hearing these kinds of stories and do we matter, do we have value? All of it. At this point, I would urge people who haven't read the whole story to sit down and read the whole story because I don't want to do the whole thing here. There's a lot in there about just basketball stuff, server screaming at the coaches, which is well known and has been chronicled in other stories, including one by Kevin Arnold, it's from a couple of years ago. There's a lot more in there that people need to read. I just wanted to sort of start the discussion about the basics, the reporting, the numbers, what's happened and what's happened already and what might happen going forward and what might happen going forward is there's going to be this investigation and everyone is just going to I think wait to see what it turns up and either regardless this story is just beginning. We don't know exactly how it's going to unfold, but that process is only just started and now it's our job and all of our jobs to sort of monitor it going forward, but it starts with this story and I wanted to dig in to the underpinnings of it a little bit more with you, Baxter, so I appreciate the time. I know these conversations are not exactly fun. You're probably tired of talking about this story already. We're deep in the weeds. But I want to thank you for your time. And if there's anything that we didn't address that you wanted to address specifically, I will now leave the floor to you. That's a good question. First of all, I'm not tired of talking about the story. So I want to set that straight right now. Third second, look, I really appreciate you having me on and talk about it. Say this isn't fun. Look, I love journalism, man. I love reporting, I'm very fortunate to work with some amazing colleagues and editors and people that are organization who believe in this kind of work. And that's I don't take that lightly. I don't take lightly the courage as I said of others to speak out on anything. At any whatever it takes, regardless of sports, not sports, you name it. Anything I wanted to add when we touched on a lot. So as you said, it's hard to tackle everything in the story. I don't know, is it weird for me to say that if anyone wants to reach out, I'm available? I don't know. Pretty easy to reach. You just said it. So you can all read the story on the front page of ESPN dot com still. It's pretty much everywhere. Backstage, I know you're swamped with lots of stuff, but thanks for taking some time to help us unpack this. And I'm sure I'll see you somewhere down the line soon. Thanks again. Appreciate you man. Thanks for having me. This podcast is sponsored by better help online therapy, the best way to think about therapy is through a bunch of analogies. We get annual checkups and go to the gym to maintain physical wellness and prevent injury and disease. We do chores regularly some of us do to avoid a giant mess of a house. We're going to therapy is like all of the above. It's routine maintenance.
Texas' Abortion Ban Marks a New Legal Strategy for Abortion Restrictions
"Emily i wanna read you from the wall street journal op-ed today which i thought was interesting this supporter of abortion restrictions. In fact getting rid of roe v wade who write this. Texas republicans have handed democrats political grenade to hurt to the antiabortion causes the editorial board pro-life groups has spent nearly fifty years arguing. That abortion is a political question to be settled in the states by public debate. It now texas. They want us the courts by civilization to limit abortion. I do think this law is so frankly odious that more republicans and those who oppose abortion rights should have to own it and i wonder if folks who work in the trenches of the political opinion on this. Feel the same way absolutely chris. Let's start with baxter. The overwhelming majority of americans are on the side of those who want to see and keep rovers wade as the law of the land. That is what keeps women saved. What could people save. Who needed care. This texas law goes too far. And what i would say to your listeners. Your your watchers is. Do you know who your state senator is. Do you know who your state representative is. Do you know who your governor is. And where they stand on this because republican governors. Legislators across the country are looking at this not as a grenade but as a playbook. They're thinking what can we do here in our state to rollback these important rights that affect so many families at emily's list. We're working to hold them to account and i believe we believe that every single member of legislature needs to be asked. Where do you stand on this. It should be asked now. They should be asked to get next year and they will be asked by voters when voters come out just as they did after brett. Cavanaugh was confronted court in two thousand eighteen. They will come out and be held to account at the
Route 66, the Mother Road
"From the first days we started working together. And i drove around a lot to gals in one thousand nine hundred seventy two green dotson roaming the tri county area like buzzing todd minus the corvette through santa cruz monterey and san benito counties in california we were doing oral histories and recording. Everybody who moved cowboys and fishermen farmworkers italian grandmothers. This was in the day of cassettes and as we drove around we always talked about how great it would be to document the roads inside roads. We were travelling so people could just pop in a cassette and listen to the people around them as they drove on through. We never quite pulled off that cassette idea on a large scale but when davy moved east for a while we decided to try the idea out on route sixty six. She'd be driving a lot so that was the start. It was the end of the road. It was the last days surf route. Sixty six as we were traveling. I mean just trying to follow it at that. Point was a you know you drive down. Affronted tro that was the old highway. And then it would just bottom out. And there'd be broken asphalt or cactus. So we're trying to get icon of people from each stretch of the road and mickey mantle grew up on route sixty six. He played baseball team. Known as the baxter springs with kids the scout for the yankees with dr along route. Sixty six looking for up and coming ballplayers and manel hits this home. Run across the highway. And that's part of how he was spotted. So we're going. where can we find mickey mantle. We started to kind sniff around joplin missouri. The mickey mantle holiday inn. And someone said. Oh yeah there's a golf tournament going. On and mickey mantle. One of his sons. Were playing so. I just called the golf course. Said ma'am please speak to mr mantle. Suddenly there was mickey mantle on the telephone. We explain the story to him. And what we're doing in route sixty six and agrees to meet us and poor mickey. He could hardly walk by that time has knees. Were just blown out. Sorta bandy leg walks up one flight of stairs gets in the room. He just gives me a look and he just goes hallo. Did you get my phone number.
Overcoming Addiction in the Restaurant Industry With Mickey Bakst
"All right everyone. Welcome to the addicted mind. Podcast my guest. Today is mickey faxed. And he's going to talk about a little bit about his own story. I think and a little bit about his community ben's friends and how that came to be and everything like that. So mickey please introduce yourself twain into pleasure to meet you and all audience and everybody out there. My name is making baxter's twain said. I am the co founder of an organization called ben's friends which was created to help struggling addicts in the food and beverage industry find sobriety. I am a forty seven year. Veteran of restaurants mostly high end fine dining. I am thirty eight years sober. And i'm going to take it back to ben's friends You know for me in terms of my history. I over thirty years old from sixteen to thirty. My life was nothing but a living hell. I'm not gonna go into details. Orient evolve the story did die from an alcohol and drug overdose on an emergency room table. They found me in a hotel room. After four days of non-stop round the clock drugging and drinking. They opened up the door. Thank god 'cause they didn't know what was going on and they died at an emergency room table as a result of that they found me just in time.
Joy, in the Words of Ron Burgundy
"What i'm talking about. Is that happy spiritual feeling of being alive on earth. Everyone deserves it but not everyone knows how to find it. Joy i'm talking about. I hear you i do. I mean to be honest listening to you and besides like the sound effects in any of that i think ought to be a really helpful. Episode of the podcast. I think everyone right now needs more joining lives and i think that maybe we could you know. Give some people some active tools to help them with. I'm going to tell the how to get joy if you would just shut up. Okay yeah but first we need to understand what isn't bringing us joy right so yeah. Yeah the flipside exactly. I like to play a game with my dog baxter. From time to time where we throw the most plainly joyless sentences we can think of back and forth regular sentences. You might say that. Have no joy in them. It's a lot of fun and you can play at home to. Would you like to play carolina. Yeah i'll try it okay give me a joyless sentence you might say or here in real life okay. Let me think here's one. They're having a sale on tube socks at nordstrom's rack. Oh that's good that's awful and joyless. That's really okay. How about this one. I'm on my way to the dmv. Terrible yes the worst Okay what about this. My name is carolina that c. a. r. o. l. i. n. a. Oh yes spelling. Your name out for. Any reason is the opposite of joy. Here's one baxter. Always says they need to fix that hole in the road. how about. I should try and learn spanish. This bread got wet. The dripping noise is coming from under there. Have you seen the vacuum cleaner. Let's get on a zoom call at eight. Am by need to remember to call the insurance company. This bottle is empty. I'm proud of my tofu. Salad how much gas should i get. I need a new belt. My cat just died. Hold the both their carolina. You cross the line. I the games no fun. If you bring in sickness or
Kyle Massey Charged With Sending Explicit Images to a Minor
"Now today we have Kyle Massey, known for playing Corey Baxter, the lovable curry Baxter on Disney's that's so Raven. And also Cory in the House. He's now facing a felony for allegedly sending hello allegedly sending pornographic material to a 13 year old girl. He knew. He's known as when she was four. I presume he can do general mathematics, not that hard to go from four years to 13 years, right? He should be able to no time. I mean, that's 9 years. But no, he still sent a picture of him. Holding his manhood out or boyhood out, whatever you want to call it, well clearly it's manhood because he's an adult and she's not. So he's in trouble. It's disgusting. But you know,
Elon Musk Calls Rocket Launch Regulations ‘Broken’ After Aircraft Delays SpaceX Launch
"To Mission launch was scrubbed after an aircraft entered the Keep out zone. A private helicopter is goals to have the transport emission establishing global communication lines by the end of August, and he says he'll still get there in San Francisco. I'm at Baxter, this is Bloomberg. Rish. All right. Well, let's get back to our guest for this half hour. Kate
Olympic Athletes Promised Legal Support if They Protest
"The IOC is ruled that athletes who make political or social justice protests at the Olympics well, that they the slogans they say, like a black lives matter will not be allowed. And now the athletes have been promised legal support by a global union and activist group in Germany and San Francisco. I'm Ed Baxter, This
US, Japan Leaders Present United Front Against China
"To criticism from both Japan and the US at Baxter covering it all from the Bloomberg 9 16 years from its San Francisco it Yeah, and so it goes, dug. These air policy statements made by Japan's prime minister go she hit Asuka and U. S. President. Joe Biden, mainly about human rights and expansion. China says the statements. Concerns over the Chinese activities are inconsistent with international rules based on law. Now, China's foreign minister says the U. S and Japan stands severely violates basic norms and our gang up to form cliques and fanning block confrontation. Meanwhile, U S
J&J vaccine 'paused' after adverse reactions at Georgia site
"I'm Julie Walker Georgia health officials are temporarily stopping Johnson and Johnson vaccinations at one site in the state after eight people experienced what they're calling adverse reactions but experts caution it doesn't seem to be an issue with the vaccine three other states also temporarily shut sites down Dr Amy Baxter Georgia medical college says it's not the Johnson and Johnson vaccine that's the issue here it's that people taking it are more prone to fainting there's no problem with the J. and J. baxeen there's no problem with safety it's just that we have made it easier for people who don't like needles to get vaccinated with only one shot she says those people go for the J. and J. vaccine the vaccine is very safe and tiny minor side effects are nothing compared to the risk of dying or prolonged illness for Dr Baxter says problems we don't even know covert causes yet I'm Julie Walker
City of Everett pushes back on hate group
"It removed a banner showing a hate groups logo from a pedestrian bridge. Come was Eric Heights reports it was replaced with another sign promoting unity. The banner place without permission on March 23rd Red Reclaim America. With the Web address of the group Patriot front, Kathleen Baxter, with the city's Public Works department tells the Everett Herald it was removed from the bridge overlooking Marine View Drive in a couple of hours. Then, on Tuesday, the city put up a new banner from the same spot displaying the message. All are welcome and average. No place for hate stickers promoting group have appeared around the city in the past couple of years. The city says it's not known to Patriot Front has an active local chapter or of its trying to recruit members.
The City of Everett, NE of Seattle, decries white nationalist propaganda
"The city of ever it removed a banner showing a hate groups logo from a pedestrian bridge couples Eric Hynes reports It was replaced with another sign promoting unity. The banner Place without permission on March 23rd Red Reclaim America. With the Web address of the group Patriot front, Kathleen Baxter, with the city's Public Works department tells the Everett Herald it was removed from the bridge overlooking rain view drive in a couple of hours. And on Tuesday, the city put up a new banner from the same spot displaying the message. All are welcome, and Everett, no place for hate stickers promoting the group have appeared around the city in the past couple of years. Said. He says it's not known to Patriot Front has an active local chapter or of its trying to recruit
North Korea launches ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan
"Say Kim Jong un has launched missiles that have fallen into the sea at Baxter covering it all from the number 9 16 years room. Sanford Yeah, exactly exactly right. Douglas First enforcement, Japan's Coast guard and then confirmed by South Korea's chief of staff of Bloomberg's sherry on we have heard from the Japan Coast Guard, saying that North Korea had fired this time around a ballistic missile. Now this would violate a United Nations ban on ballistic missile launches by North Korea. Sherry saying to ballistic missiles, Japan has said they fell outside the easy And the almost the same time as the launch. The Biden administration issued a statement about the two launches over the weekend of the smaller cruise missiles, saying they were just business as usual. No response from Mr Bayan of the White House at this point to this launch after a rather rocky
James Bond: Goldfinger - Pre-Title Sequence Discussion
"The pre title sequence in goldfinger has set the bar for all future bond films in terms of how the pre title sequence is treated and is so prominent a part of each movie guy. Hamilton was brilliant in encapsulating. All the traits and characteristics of ban from his stealthy nece toughness blunt instrument of the government. Kind of spy. Womanizer coolness dapper nece and determination to succeed at whatever it is. He's doing all rolled up into the pre title sequence goldfinger. This is brilliant. He sounds amazing now. Golfing is considered by many to be the move that set the full relentless chance for be for many years to come. The first phone pray title was from russia with love however that will very much outlining the movie and letting us now that donald red grant wasn't assassin trying to kill james bond the goldfinger pre title sequence on the other hand as almost nothing to do with the rest of the movie. There are two small wins. The first is in the nightclub. I'm we'll talk about that later. And the second east when felix makes bond at the fund. Simple tally miami. Beach bond size on holiday might have now and would put me into the best. How telling miami beach after gratitude. Maybe that holiday was for the job title. It just isn't clear. Most people think the pre pull has nothing to do with the rest of the moment. We in agreement guys go. I think there is a little connection there. And i think we hear it in the nightclub in the pre title sequence. I think that's interesting. Because i saw an interview by richard maibaum and he actually says we thought we'd do this little mini thing in front. That had nothing to do with the movie. So it's kinda weird because they did try to seem to tie it together but as the writer said we did this just to Have some fun yeah. I think he's in miami for two reasons. One am wants him to trace the movements of goldfinger who happens to be there and to its immediately. After completing his mission we assume in central america which is not all that far from miami. So deploying double oh seven on the goldfinger mission might be believable since he was kind of in the area yes. It's true as from russia with love. The opening pre title sequence begins with a dark dimly lit scene. There's somebody walking we see these three. Large cylindrical objects. They kind of look like silos. Who hear the sound of footsteps on the stone. The camera pans back over a building. We start to hear the sound of water lapping the shore of the sounds. Yeah the sound effect. Here is brilliant. Yes it's really only second sound we hear. Is this water noise now. We know something's about to happen on the shore and we have to remember the cameras like our is. It's turning to what catches our notice or intrigues us. So the cameras leading us somewhere. Yeah yeah l. Of the details a small fishing boat perhaps is in the left foreground. Looks like a little fishing boat as the light bays or white structure in the background and perhaps a distant palm tree it looks like against the night sky the touches of warp with some lights that iran break the darkness a chocolate a couple of exterior structure lights just breaks the monotony of the darkness of the scene. So all of this is just beautiful in terms of a picture of what's happening as any greek pre title sequence should do it makes us wonder. Where are we who is there. What is about to happen. The music also is suspenseful other music greed in here because it's kind of suspenseful and then all of a sudden the score changes to these horns so it's kind of jarring. And we see the siegel swimming on top of the water. We have the great water sound effects in this. Short bursts of horns are learning that. Something's going to happen in a second. We know why we see that. The seagull is attached to bonds headgear of his dry suit as he cautiously looks around here moves the headgear and tosses it into the water. A nice splash again. Great sound effects and you see the splash in get is probably not a good idea. Because it's a pretty big splash buddies trying to be clandestine. So what do you guys. Think of this siegel thing it's bond. I mean it's cute. Thank you what do you think of that much of the skies. Someone would have be watching that. Second he said amusing disgracing Will be speaking later on a bit. More about baxter yet start of things. Start to the formula spouse. We say okay we say james bond approach approaches seething. The vote using fight anymore accident coins. This concept gets us twice more in the future. In james bond babies so these prey title has impact. Not only on many pre-title secrecy to comb. Won't on the mind body of gunman these in the gym. I thirty two saline octopussy. Where james bond roger roger. These time approaches the palace in a fight alligator or a crocodile thinking a crocodile. He uses it again. His voter a meets kid when he finds. Vj was killed. We have all seen the crocodile submarine at the now closed. Bond motioning experience. It was very cool. Indeed it'll be nice if they reopened that exist that
Hong Kong elections in China’s sights as Parliament meets
"All lies in Hong Kong on the Chinese National People's Congress coming this weekend, Let's get to it. Baxter in San Francisco, with all the global News said exactly right. Julie at this is a new national security law. Of course, Bloomberg's Dan 10, Cate says over what is being called Hong Kong it election reform. We've heard a steady drumbeat of of things from state run media that they're going to do more to, um, they call improve the electoral system. What That means in realities is essentially that Beijing will put in place people up and down the line in Hong Kong who are loyal to Beijing. He says. It will definitely affect life in Hong
Biden says Merck will help make Johnson & Johnson's Covid vaccine
"In announcing the Johnson and Johnson Merck deal today, U. S President Joe Biden has pushed up the US full vaccination projection by two months, said Baxter has all the latest in San Francisco, Ed. Yeah, that's exactly right. Good math, right? He says. I'm moving up from July to May. We're now on track to have enough vaccine supply. For every adult in America by the end of
"baxter" Discussed on Christoph Trappe: Business Storytelling Podcast
"Podcast brought to you by swisher trap. One gets you one month off. Give it a try. That's what i used to produce the show. And i'm telling you it's a lot of work but it's getting easier the more you do the better you get right. That's not an uncommon practice but today or thing so today we want to talk about subscription models and the book that caught my is the forever transaction that's written by robbie kelman baxter and she's joining us on the show today to talk about how to go about doing that doing the subscription model roddy. How's it going good. Thanks thanks for having me on the show. You bet and i heard you on. I think it was maybe nick. West regard show is that does that sound right. That's why i hurt you. And i thought well i have to steal her for mike show so tell us about the book tell us about subscriptions and you of course you get your own podcast on the topic as well. Why is this an important topic in how people think about it. Yeah so. I've been interested in subscriptions for about twenty years. I had netflix's a client twenty years ago and fell in love with that business model. Because if you're aligning your goals with the goals of the customer and you're building trust with them by solving their ongoing problems or helping them achieve their ongoing goals you get recurring revenue which is kind of a holy grail for most businesses so started focusing on it twenty years ago and continue to find new ways to strengthen business models and new industries and and business models to apply subscription to and of course. We're all familiar with netflix. Hulu all those different channels. I have more subscriptions than i probably ever want to admit on the flip side. You know on the flip side. I've been in companies where they said you don't even know how many software subscriptions we have signed up for that we don't even use so that's of course on the flip side as well. I use some subscriptions as well. I mean especially buffer canada. Some of those and very very happy with them but what companies can actually follow this model. I mean who can who can who can sell subscriptions. Yeah well. I'm sure as as as you have probably seen almost any what i what i always say. Anybody who cares about the customer relationship probably is right for subscription so since most of this audience since most you guys are coming in the marketing world if if your business pays for marketing if they value marketing subscription probably has its place because the whole idea of subscription is optimizing an ongoing offering around an important customer segment. And so if you are helping your customer achieve an ongoing goal you can probably enjoy the power of subscriptions. Everyone wants to move.
"baxter" Discussed on Unsettling Reads
"Like everything and Bides shorted. That is short of being able to conjure up a world class storm like we had here then one thing. Is that A few of the stories at least to the top of my head, two of my favorites, really three There's an aspect of stuff that happens to young younger kids. I if I had to pick an archetype for the types of characters that he has an Awada these stories it's. Young boys from. Not Optimal home lives. Own Lives I think that that's that. If you had to pick one one, then that would be one that would be among the top ones right, and so when you see things happening kids that they don't have a lot of control over, and because this is a book of revenge stories, it's very satisfying to see them deal with those situations in various ways and in different time. Time frames, and whatever so another perfect pairing is anything where you have been in a situation where you see children, maybe not being treated as well as you would like, and this would be a good pairing to like. Lift you out of that, and it's much the way when life is feeling all off kilter. A lot of people will go to marble right because it's just. Oh look everything comes off the wheels, and these movies and people would back together, and it just is so satisfying, and so that kind of thing I think it's nice pairing for that so nice parentis! Stick it to. Somebody got a little bit. We've discussed the cover earlier. Let's discuss the title. Do you find that the title served? Cold was a fitting name for this collection of stories, no better name for this collection of story. I. Don't know what else they could have chosen. It's perfect. It's perfection well. Denser Nicer Alan Baxter. I totally agree after reading it. I just was like. Oh, my Gosh! There's so much payback and revenge in this book which I love as well as..
"baxter" Discussed on Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network
"Jockey so I and I never used it until you know just the last couple of months I started trying to get into the twitter world because it seems like there's a lot of horsemen that use twitter and you get a lot of information and news about what's going on so I'm I'm I'm trying to jump in there with you guys well done. Aubrey Seventy two seventy two is is her address and I'll send it out today. There's a couple of pictures one of you working and one of have you on amount so everybody can follow Aubrey. She's got one hundred twenty four followers as of right. Now let's get her up to two hundred and Aubrey really fun. Thanks so much. Merry Christmas and we'll see a derby week but the Louisiana Derby Week but will be watching and rooting along. I think you so much. Aubrey Green everybody and a big breakthrough win. And it's been that kind of weekend and and really it's been that kind of early winter with all all the different breakthrough trainers trainers and particularly trainers IMPR- Britney Russell last week and Andrew Learner and Jerry. O'Dwyer we're GONNA talk to Georgina Baxter that something was goofy with her phone but we're going to try her now too and she got her first grade at stake win with Lady's island on Saturday. They've also got to get to Elizabeth as well. Who got the win with were story? It's really encouraging that conversation. I had it Arizona. Oh No last week. You think about that with Matthew O'Connor who's twenty whatever twenty four and starting the these are all these. These are all for the most part. Be Georgina bit around a little bit longer. She's a little bit older But though bliss I I don't think she's thirty Just now Brittany Russell certainly Can't be more than thirty Jerry. Maguire early thirties learner early third. I think he's Swat thirty twenty nine. Didn't right when we talk. Twenty eight twenty nine so plenty of plenty plenty of ice stories. Take a time.