17 Burst results for "Billy Ray Smith"
"billy ray smith" Discussed on SI Media Podcast
"In reading up, I hope this is accurate because this is what it says. You've done 19 super bowls on radio. I did 19. I'm done. 19. Yeah, so I started with the ABC one between the rams and the tight, tight. Yeah, that was on TV. Right. And then after that, every single Super Bowl up until one that I quit west would want about two years ago. So yeah, so I did. Yeah. Give me what you did Monday Night Football. You've done TV. TV versus radio, what is there a bigger challenge with radio? Football on radio, I don't think everyone waxes poetic about baseball on radio. But football on the radio is a different kind of I mean, Kevin Harlan is so great doing play by play on radio. What was that experience like, you know, doing it on radio. I would say working with Marv Albert Kevin Harlan, Howard David Dave Sims a couple times. I worked with I and a few Thursday nights. Yeah, so, you know, these guys were all professionals. And the radio thing allows you to explain more. You're not beholden by the pictures that people are watching at home. There's no teller straight to worry about. There's no promotional drop ins for TV shows coming up and things of that nature. There's a lot of live reads and things like that, but it's just two guys watching a football game and talking about it. And then it turns into almost like a sports talk show. At least that's what I tried to make it. And most of the guys really enjoyed it. And I just, you know, my experience with ABC wasn't the greatest, my first two years. So I needed to really refine my way and in 2001 I went out to Fox and was a part of their Fox sportsnet show with Jay Moore and Marv levy and Billy Ray Smith. Yeah, it was great, but it's great. It was a really good thing for me in the 9 11 happened and all of that whole season kind of is a blur now. And then that's when I got the job for CVS. And then I kind of got back into it with Jim nantz and then of course Greg gumbel and now James Brown and all the different cast members that we've had on the NFL today. You know, I just, you know, I just, I love being a part of it. I love being in the mix, especially here in New York. But it's been a great run. It really has been. And sometimes getting fired is a good thing. You know, you just got to make the most of your next opportunities. Since you brought it up, I had Al Michaels on this podcast back in November and asked them about it because there's all this stuff in the present that you guys didn't get along. And he said he felt like it was blown out of proportion. Do you agree with that? Yeah, yeah, he and I have seen each other before, you know, initially it's things. Anytime, you know, I had my Brian Flores moment, you know, you get fired and that's your experience and then you react to that experience and sometimes you're over emotional..
"billy ray smith" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin
"Thing was ten minute overtime. Whatever nobody's scores right so you come back in for another twenty. They go again and they win. One you get a to. We're gonna kick it or they gonna take. You gotta get to the thirty five. Do you guys like russell. Wilson's idea to leave it. All up to the kicker no but we were doing before basically ways. How is that any different than what we were doing before i don't. I don't know. I didn't get what i missed it but i didn't understand what russell wilson was saying. Is that okay. So you've played the full overtime. Nobody scores. then you toss the coin. He wants like a penalty. Kicks like soccer basically. Yeah but he's but he's saying that whoever wins the coin toss gets to choose. We either kick from the forty. We either kick a forty five yard field goal or we say no we decline in kick a forty five yard field in that one place decides the game. Yeah i think so. I mean listen. Forty five yards in the. Nfl is like ninety two percent and maybe if he would have told me fifty five yards. Maybe maybe but forty five yards. The percentage is too high. I agree so bad idea. You're not going to be commissioner. Wonder no but he'll probably be like the next tony romo or drew brees because he's he was good yesterday on tv and he's he's just great. I love russell wilson. I coming up next. Usc is a man that wants this job. We'll tell you who stick around abroad. I was four years old. So i mean i saw entertainment tonight much later in my life but not of the debut. That's for sure. I certainly don't remember the debut but i can tell you that back in the day. This is i mean entertainment. Tonight was last show. That i mean it was on every day. Yeah and it's still on every day and it just it was one of those shows that if you know kind of like i would think jeopardy and wheel of fortune and entertainments nine. These were all shows that would be in like a block of time as a kid you know. It was kind of like after dinner so to speak. Entertainment tonight was generally opposite of one of those game shows on a different channel. Is that what the deal was. Yeah yeah by the way george. I did get tweet from one of our great listeners. Somebody by the name of true mobile are o. oh mobile. Who said that. The drink that i told you about that i had in fiji is called kava. That's exactly right so lindsey. You asked in radio. Tinder would you take one of those hallucinogenics sort of things. I took this stuff. Called kava in fiji and it did nothing to me so for anybody. That's gonna try kava didn't affect me. I thought that was important. Detail no kava for you. What would it have in it. I don't really know what it is. Some kind of routes and stuff. I need to look this up now. Commas spain's most popular sparkling wine. It goes on the exact same production processes. Champagne was sparkling. No no no. It was Here's what it is. It says kaba Let's see it says. The root of the plant is used to produce a drink with a sedative anaesthetic and euphoriant. I kava root drink fiji. Here we go into the k. Right is it yeah. I had with the c. To kaba tried. It didn't do anything for me for anybody that's willing to try that. Oh by the all natural high sweeping america back in two thousand eighteen rolling stone magazine wrote about it really. yeah now. are you gonna willing to try it again because it was in rolling stone magazine three. But i'm willing to try it again because the first time. It did nothing to me so right. You weren't relaxed very relaxed okay. That's what it does muscle relaxation sleep feeling. Mailing a loving relaxed prior to i. Just don't remember it doing where i could feel anything says weight loss. I gotta try some kaba. It says weight loss whatever. Let's ride together. I just got to be a place in that laid cells that share it. I'm sure where can we find common. La eight seven seven seven ten espn eight seven seven seven ten three seven seven six and then shout out by the way about entertainment tonight. Shout out to my man kevin frazier. Oh yeah i love that. Kevin frazier went from being a sportscenter anchor. Do you know the story of how he got to entertainment tonight. He's told us on the show so basically long story short. He was the person who was doing. The hiring and entertainment tonight wanted to hire him and whatever and had been in contact than they they ran into each other at some sporting event that entertainment. And i was there for as well. Maybe the nba finals or something like that. He said and basically the he was leaving in like a cab and the person was leaving in like a limo and they said this is the difference between working for us in working where you're working working in entertainment versus working in sports over here cab over there. Yeah it was something like that. Yeah and he told the story and Yeah kevin's been on the show before and he told that story and it's a great story. I remember being with kevin frazier. This is at the rose bowl. The uc versus texas rose bowl. The rose bowl where reggie bush fumbled as he was running down the field and vince. Young scored that touchdown right now and the post game show was on fox and kevin frazier was hosting that show with my my longtime radio partner back then billy ray smith and i was just sitting there waiting. Come on guys let's go. let's get this thing over. We got a long drive home that night and he was just such an angel of a guy and i also love nancy odell by the way nancy odell is very very good and extremely sexy very attractive so i mean i don't get to see entertainment tonight very much anymore. In fact i wouldn't even know when it's on our where it's on but i'm sure it's still on at seven o'clock somewhere. Shoutouts kevin frazier and a special shout out to nancy. Odell especial shot up as you called her sexy and as l. Sexy as hell yeah af. I wonder how rachel about you. Thinking mansudao sexism. Rachel is a realist of a person and she does. Nancy odell wants nothing to do with you. Well that and and other women generally. Yeah a lot of time. Rachel being included in that group. It's funny. that was funny. Hey listen man. She knows what she got involved with knows the mess. She's in anyhow so usc. Let's do that real quick eric. Enemy has adam schefter reporting aired enemy. The offense coordinator the chiefs. The guy coaches patrick. Mahomes is said the only job basically he'd consider not in the. Nfl is the job. La kid is that sexy is that you were talking about sexy. That's sexy for you. I think that. Eric b enemy is a very sexy name. When it comes to the usc job because while everybody would love to recreate the pete carroll situation nobody could recreate what did not sarkissian no not lane. Kiffin and certainly not klay hilton. So the the tree the family tree of pete carroll didn't succeed pete carroll but if you go to a guy that has a lot of nfl experience who's from la who loves even though. He played his college ball at colorado and can sell a kid on. This is why you come here. And by the way one thing. That coaches do a great job of george is they bring back people that are part of their career so for example when i was in college. Paul hackett was our head coach. Usc fans don't freak out. Paul hackett was my head coach for three years. He brought bill walsh to practice. And let me tell you those of us. Who were forty niners. Like we knew about joe montana and dwight clark and the catch when bill. Walsh showed up to speak to our team practice. We were in awe of bill. Walsh you know. And so when patrick mahomes comes to the usc practice. Because eric enemy is ask them to come speak to the team..
"billy ray smith" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin
"He has three as an announcer to the player. I believe and then claes so so. He says he has more than tom brady. Is pretty larry's right there. This thing is massive. Is this the first time i mean. I realize this has particular value to you because you are a lakers fan. But like is this. The first time you've ever been in the presence of a championship bring that you could hold yourself. I mean why. I would love to say that. I didn't know somebody else who's done something somewhere where they got a ring. That's what i'm asking now. No okay. I the person i know is in my family okay. It's not somebody. I knew anything. Kaplan i was gonna ask you the same question though because you've been around a lot more dudes they. How many times have you gotten a handle or probably fo- wear one of these rings around the house or something. So i used to have this ongoing bit at the super bowl every year and my then partner at the time a guy who played ten years in the nfl names. Billy ray smith. He had a great career was a first round draft choice of the one thousand nine hundred three draft. The quarterback drafted eighty three. He was the fifth overall. Pick so we used to have this. We do every year clinton at the super bowl where anybody who would come sit down with us who had a super bowl ring. I would ask that person if i could see the ring and hold the ring and once that person took it off and gave it to me then billy. Ray's job was to distract him by talking about something completely different and then we would see if the person would leave without getting the ring. This is putin bid for lack of a better term. He pulled this robert kraft. Dude i will tell you that. At one time there was a super bowl. One year i probably had three super bowl rings army at one time because guys literally got distracted walked away then came flying back to you my ring. You must super bowl ring. yes i do. As a matter of fact here it is. That's funny but yeah. I mean i gotta say this. This lakers championship ring. I was trying to figure out law on the side of it. Yes it has michael's dame it does and then what does it say underneath that. I believe on that side. If i can pull it up leave a legacy o. That's what it says. Yeah this is pretty cool ring to the number of players. Ganic inset part. Yeah is this one of those deals where we know the amount of number like there's some wild numerology with all the like the diamonds or whatever when the nats one they had like it was like there was some stupid thing where like the numbers added up to some nonsense meaning and whatever whatever or like. Sometimes it'll be like oh we had x. amount of wins over the past. Yada got us so we had this many diamonds. Is there anything like that that. We're supposed to be aware of your little easter egg. If you will. I believe i believe it did. I'm not one hundred percent. But i think it did. I would have to definitely do some research on that. But i think it did have Like the purple was some kind of number in. There was a reason. Why so i have to have to do some research but there is yes ring. There's all the players got like. Do the broadcasters have the exact ring macron has now so this one doesn't open the players ring does open on the top. Because that's the first thing i wanted to do was like a crack. It open but it does not opens. What are you gonna keep up with. Stash you it really. What are you put in there now. So the the original one opened. And i forgot what was in it but it actually opened and this one's a little smaller so the players rings actually bigger according to michael thompson. So greg i'll tell you a quick story last thanksgiving. I was home one of my cousins. Well he's he's my cousin's husband. Whatever he's family he's the head trainer for the washington capitals and so they won the stanley cup. A couple of years back and you know he got a ring like you know he's he. I mean you know not saying it's any more worthy than broadcasters ring but like you know he worked on the team he definitively had a ring he gets introduced before the everything and i come back with my sister and like all their kids are back. And everybody's having a good time and he goes see the ring and i was like. Oh yeah so. He goes upstairs right. And i'm like oh it's in the safe single of course in the so he goes to save. Brings it down. And we're looking at it and i'm kinda touching it and put it on his kids come out there like teenage they go dad. You don't even show us the ring what are you doing. They were is because they were throwing it to me and he. You know he's hilarious. So that's why. I ask because like the stories around the rings are always typically very funny no matter what sport or what the what the championship i think. Okay so i might be one hundred percent wrong but i think the the purple it seventeen of the purple for the seventeen championships officials. That's what i was thinking about. Yeah anybody under no. Because i remember when the rings were first designed and distributed and there were a lot of articles about the jeweler and beverly hills. Who would design these rings. Anybody know what these things like individually what they're worth. I say worth what they cost now. What they're worth. I don't know the answer to that. I know that the replicas because of these days a big part of the industry is people getting replicas. Which by the way is mega tacky. I'm sorry if i see you out at the bar and you're talking about. You got replica. Ring from twenty twenty. Let's it means something deeply emotional to you. Please don't try to use that as a stunt. I know a lot of people who do that. And i don't know a lot of people. I've seen a lot of people do that to me. But those are those are in the five figures i think. Just the replica. One scott so. I'm guessing they're getting pretty far up there for each guy when it comes to the real ones and all these diamonds in you know you talk about guys. Who rock replica rings. So i have a buddy of mine. I say buddies and queens and he many years ago before the golden state warriors became who they were or who they became. He invested some money in the ownership group. He had an opportunity invested. Okay so as an investor when the warriors wound up winning an nba title. Believe it or not as an investor. He got a.
"billy ray smith" Discussed on Afternoons with Marcellus & Kelvin
"The right attorney when you're injured in an accident. Call our friends at salmon. Menashe one eight hundred three four two thousand one eight hundred three or four two thousand because you deserve. What's right coming up. Has anybody seen any of the documentary on net flicks yet malice at the palace. Has anybody seen it. Let's get to that coming up. Yes saddam kaplan here on a friday afternoon. Demarco far is in today tomorrow. I know next week. You'll be in monday. Tuesday and wednesday. That's what they tell me. I'll be here absolutely. Let me tell you something man. I know you're in our downtown la studios. I'm still at home but let me tell you. Today's been a pleasure. It's been a ton of fun and on national radio day. I will tell you this. I worked with a guy for sixteen years. We never missed a beat any day. We were on every single day together for sixteen years. I know you know my my old partner. Billy ray smith. Who was who was a great charger. Linebacker in the dame was great college player a two time all american college football famer. What a pleasure and so much fun. I listened mian. Sodano go back twenty five years but this was great today. I really appreciate. This was as close to me. And billy ray man. I'm telling you what would you know. Look we're friends with the same guys that that that makes us friends. You know what. I mean if your friends would be our then you're cool with me. That's my guy. That was the i told him. He was the first guy that came up with sued anxiety. How we doing this show for. Fsn this college football show and we hated ties on. You know what i mean. Why do we have to wear this. Can't we just talk ball with t shirts. No we've gotta wear a tie. Yeah well shout out to my man billy ray. He's doing great man. He's living good retired. Life just turned sixty. If you can believe kidding. Wow what go man yeah dude. Hey demarco let me Let me throw something at you here because we always like to ask everybody. Who's filling in and guesting force and we appreciate it. What they're watching. What shows they might recommend for everybody. That's listening and i got just throw one achy here. Because i started last night. I just got into the first episode of the malice at the palace. Have you seen this yet. I was just telling greg I i started it this morning and i turned it off because like it's it's deep I got through the When when stephen jackson and run our tests and they they tell you the raw footage was never seen by the public. And we're going to show it to you and they showed these clips i. It was just too much for me this morning. And i had just come off watching the christy martin one. Oh i haven't seen that yet. Oh oh dude. I mean so watching that going through an hour of her life and then going right to the mouse in the pal i. It was too much. But i can't wait to get home to to to finish it. I can't wait to watch it. You know that christy martin documentary. I haven't seen it but somebody else recommended it to me. And i can remember back in the mid nineties going to all these mike. Tyson boxing matches and back then. Don king was promoting her as the you know the coal miners daughter and she was kind of one of the early stars of female combat. Sports really female boxing. And i don't remember. It was leyla ali that maybe kind of ended her career. And i. it's that part is in there. She talks about it. It's bigger than what you think. Gosh you have to see this look. It's very now. I know what happened back. Then but her story is very now. I'll just leave it. At that started. Last night i turned on malice at the palace. You know what. I didn't realize is is how much everybody respected. Ron our test as a give it everything you've got kind of player Listening to reggie. Miller talk about ron our test coming to the indiana pacers. And the sort of the way. He played in practice the way he played in games. I always thought of him as this very aloof personality but in watching our test in this documentary you realize because he's not bashful about it. He had a lot of mental health related problems that were contributing to what he was dealing with on the floor. And when you see him that night at the palace in outside of detroit when he laid down on the table it wasn't necessarily because he was just being a goofball or he was trying to incite a riot in any way he actually was the way he describes it. He was kind of practicing some sort of mental exercise to to stop the anxiety. What was going on around. I don't wanna ruin it for you. Sorry i like runner test. Yeah but you know it was better world peace now. Well now. it's better all right other thing is and i know you'll get to it tonight but for anybody else that's going to be watching this. Here's another thing that blew my mind. When when ron test changes name he changed it because he it was because of that night at the palace and how people associated who he was in his name and he winds up winning a championship with the lakers and the night that he wins the championship with the lakers as he goes to sit down to do an interview the first thing he talks about is how i just wanna championship. But the team that i was on with reggie miller and stephen jackson and jermaine o'neal and these guys that was a championship team and we never got there because of the fight at the palace how he felt about dude. It was very powerful to your point while i you know i. I can't wait to see it to understand it a little bit more that that whole situation. It's bad it's bad all but you said you thought rauner tests was aloof really the one of the first memories. I have run. Our test was when they had that camera in the tunnel and he had lost and he was throwing like monitors. This this guy is anything. But you know what i mean. Yeah but that. His ability his toughness Yeah he i could see that. I can see how that team could be considered a championship team if they didn't have that happen. I can't wait to watch the rest of documentary. What i didn't know and i've only watched episode one. I think there's either a four part series or maybe it's a six part series. But i didn't realize that the way they've described at least in episode one. Is that the guy who took it. The worst like the the guy who's career was most impacted by everything that happened. That night at the palace was jermaine. O'neal and i i'm looking forward to hearing the rest of what the story goes how it goes because i didn't realize it you know steven jackson went on and played in rohnert tests. Went on and played in germano. Neil the way they described that you know who he was as a little kid coming out of high school. This skinny kid out of south carolina and going to portland and never really getting a chance to play. He actually.
"billy ray smith" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
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Appraisals download the wax insurance app and use promo code ensure today. This is america's sports talk show sports byline usa. Here's ron gary plummer with us here on sports byline again fine. Linebacker won a championship with a forty niners When he was playing with them after he played with the san diego chargers. Tell me how you ended up with the san diego chargers. Well ron lynn Who was the defensive coordinator with With cow he then went to the oakland invaders and then when the when donald trump came along and he took over the new jersey generals and wanted to go head to head with the nfl. Obviously that didn't end up doing and didn't end up working out. Ron signed with the san diego chargers. That was a crazy time. Ron because i can remember i wasn't out of my contract yet They wouldn't let us out of our contracts until whatever the date was and the date was exactly nine days before the. Nfl season started. So i was sitting at practice for three weeks waiting for them to make that decision. And i still talk to billy ray smith to this day and other guys that saw this person and somebody finally figured out who i was and they're like oh that's wrong lens boy from the oakland invaders and they hated my guts. Because you're i am. They know. I'm going to make the team and i haven't practiced they're out there working out twice a day and here's this three toed sloth to sit in the stands watching. So that's how. I ended up there with ron lynn. And he he told me. Gary you're not starting the first two games because that's gonna make this real bad situation for you so i ended up starting now after that third game of the season and went on to lead the team in tackles. I think most people know you had a very very close relationship with juniors say al the hall of fame linebacker and i know his death upset. You a great deal but when you think back have you been able to put it in its proper perspective first of all. I'm i'm grateful to junior for so many things but first and foremost clearly. He was hurting anyone. That judge judges somebody that commits suicide. You have to walk in their shoes and he was obviously hurting. I'm so grateful that he didn't take anyone with him Because he was he was clearly hurting at that time I guess i'm i'm most grateful to what he did in terms of the nfl. And getting this concussion settlement we saw. How many guys from the pittsburgh steelers were having problems and committed suicide. And dave duerksen. It didn't change anything. It had to happen with a fame player caliber light junior. Say out to get the nfl to finally do something about it. And then personally. I am so grateful for it because my wife corey Came home from work. That day and i was still sitting on the recumbent bike after about three hours of watching the coverage on the local news. Crying i've been crying for three straight hours and you know. She was really worried about me because i hadn't slept basically for about ten or twelve years at a headache. That felt like somebody. Who's driving a steel rod through my head for about twelve to fifteen years. She said it's time you need to go. See a counselor and i did. And it changed my life I was diagnosed with the early stages of dementia about three and a half years ago. And i literally how. How timely just got my diagnosis back from the nfl. On those baptists and it says shows no sign of cognitive decline. So what was the diagnosis of the early stages of dementia. I feel like. I'm probably fifty to seventy five percent better three years later. And that's because of junior and And i'll i'll be grateful forever because of that. What was the essence of his success. Enthusiasm infectious enthusiasm. And ron. i'm telling you. I'm also grateful to junior. Because his first year was my ninth year. And you know it's a difficult game you know to the average careers three and a half years for a reason and isn't just because of injuries. It's because it's just it's so taxed and taxiing and and mentally. You just can't do it. He came in. And i'm telling you. That guy was like the tasmanian devil. He practiced as hard as he played. and before. That you guys kind of It was called the brother-in-law technique read is kinda like didn't practice hard against him. Because you wanna make him look bad. Of course that means you're not practicing that hard yourself junior came in and you better play at one hundred percent on every down or you're gonna get your block knocked off. And he talked more trash. Ron and it was so fun we would be in practice. And he's talking smack to the coaches to the player across from him and that was infectious. And what i noticed when he did that i started doing it and it became fun and instead of dreading going to practice i was excited about and not only that. I would work out with junior sale before practice in the weight room. And i'm like dude. What do you mean workout before practice. He said yeah. Because it makes you. It's more like game day than because you're already fatigued and then you go out there and practice now on game day you're not lifting weights before game day. You're better prepared. And you know what he was right. It was amazing. So i believe junior sale helped extend my career. From ten years to fifteen you eventually became a free agent. Signed on with the san francisco. Forty niners in nineteen ninety five and that was a year in which they they added some significant free agent signings dion sanders. Guys like that and everything when you took a look at that team's strictly from professional looking at professional.
"billy ray smith" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
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Don't wait another minute to see if you qualify for your social security disability benefits called pinnacle disability group at eight hundred five nine three seven four nine one for your free case evaluation. That's eight hundred five nine three seven four nine one eight hundred five nine three seven four nine one call now. This is america. Sports talk show sports byline usa. Here's ron bar trotters. Us here on sports byline. We're talking about his book Junior sale the life and death of a football icon. Tell me a little bit about some of his early. Mentors wow Well when he came into the nfl. You had to veteran linebacker. Gary plummer and billy ray smith and neither of them you know even approached juniors athletic callous. But they were veterans. They were savvy and so you know he tried to learn from them and from there you know by a second year he was going to the pro bowl so he was considered an elite player and shortly after that he developed friends with you know became translate the star in the game the elite the hall of fame caliber guys and one of his closest friends. During that time was was ray lewis. They would competed everything. I remember Junior one year Signed a new contract and one of his first call with to raid. I got you know. Now i make more than you one. Raeside the deal. That was more to juniors. That was one of the first calls. Ray made you know and so. They competed on and off the field to the point that there was one year. The charges were just god awful and They ended up finishing believe one and fifteen. That's and and going nowhere late in the year and the team of going out to play baltimore and baltimore with just two thousand one. Baltimore was going super bowl. That would end up winning it and and junior decided that he wanted to show the fans in baltimore who the best linebacker automobile was. And that day baltimore won the game. Obviously but junior finished with sixteen tackles and was just dominant defensive player and rated and have the type of game that we normally associated with right louis but that was junior. He loved to compete. You know either directly against indirectly against the great of the game and he always wanted to be measured against those guys and you always wanted to come out on top when you think about the great games and i did a number of his games during the course of his career as well. I always think of him in terms of fast and hard meaning. He played the game hard and he played it fast as well He had no thought about his body. I'd see him throw himself into a middle of a pile or or go after somebody coming out of the backfield and everything but what were the moments that meant the most to him during the course of his career you know i. I asked him late in or late in his charges. Career about more memorable moment and There were certain ones that he chose. It was one against the raiders early on when the chargers were trying to finally establish themselves. This winter's he came up with some key. Play down the stretch against the seventh anywhere. Talk about that one. And there was another one where they were playing the kansas city chiefs and again junior loved to play against the marquee guy and so bad market allen was playing for the. She's the that time of markets with a friend of genius. It's late in the game and the charts. Which was the battle for. I play or you know about six games into the season. And kansas city's trying to rally to win the game and junior comes on the blitz. And if you know market fallon. He's one of the best blocking buying backs of all the time. It's like full back in college. Tremendous hit a tough guy And junior just came in and sort of bragged all them just blew through talking to the side got the sack and it was one of those moments. Where if you're if you love the game and you're a student of the game you just go wild because those were two alpha male going after each other and junior just took control so you know that was another one in the other one that will never forget him though he would never forget it. The season opener in two thousand four. And they're playing the broncos on the road and the broncos have been dominating the chargers in recent history and and the broncos go up early i think it was stem -tino or something like that and chargers rally down the stretch. They're in a position to win it. Their head and john elway has the ball in his hands at the end of the game. And if you know. John always wanted a great fourth quarter comeback guy and all of a sudden you rose to the sideline and goes to make a path of the boss. Let's of hand and junior grabs it in the air to preserve the victory and that set the stage for the charges go on a march to the super bowl that year. So those are some of the games you know. The stood out in terms of that. I remember watching genius. Outsi- one thing. I always thought about. Junior was the fact that they're going to have to rip the uniform off of a much. Like i thought about jerry. Rice says well. So how hard was it for him to leave. First of all san diego and go to another team and also leave the game completely. San diego was tough because that wasn't his choice and he was blindsided by you know They had a second year general manager and john. Bummer and i can hear many seconds over the chargers. The general manager of buffalo for years and john butler made a decision that it was time for the team to get younger Because he felt that with veterans like genius rodney harrison. And these guys at the young players. Like danny thomas do drew brees and sean tells whenever going to step up and the leadership role so they decided to trade junior. And it's done the minute hurt him. And it was difficult for him At the end of his career it was sorta the same thing you know he. Bill go check it been bringing him back on a one year basis and many times the last couple of years he would bring him back late in the season but his last year in new england was really tough on him because when he came back he did not play much particularly down the stretch. And if you know junior say out that just kills them. He wants to be on the field and the agent. Marvin demo told me that that when that season ended you know junior college career and instead of junior felt like the game. Let them down which was interesting to me. Because you know. I said tomorrow marvin after twenty years. You gotta know at some point. It's gonna end. How can you feel that the game let you down and marvin analogy was look. You know that you know if you're you know how if burning down you know what the results if he goes but until it actually happens to you It's a different feeling. And so that was kind of the thing junior. You know he knew it was gonna come to an end at some point but until it actually happened you don't you can't really relate to what those feelings i thought it was interesting. You said as much as we want one specific reason for him taking his life. I.
"billy ray smith" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"With us here on sports byline again fine linebacker won a championship with the forty niners when he was playing with them after he played with the San, Diego chargers tell me how you ended up with the San Diego chargers. Well. Ron Lynn, who was the defensive coordinator with with cow? He then went to the Oakland invaders and then when the when Donald Trump came along and he took over the New Jersey generals and wanted to go head to head with the NFL. Obviously that didn't end up doing it didn't end up working out Ron signed with the San Diego chargers that was a crazy time ron because I can remember I wasn't out of my contract yet They wouldn't let us out of our contracts until whatever the date was and the date was exactly nine days before the NFL season started. So I was sitting at practice for three weeks waiting for them to make that decision and. I still talk to billy. Ray. Smith to this day and other guys that we saw this person and somebody finally figured out who I was and they're like Oh. That's wrong. Lens boy from the Oakland invaders and they hated my guts because you're I am they know I'm going to make the team and I haven't practiced. They're out there working out twice a day and here's this three toed sloth just sitting in the stands watching so. That's how I ended up there with Ron Land and he he told me Gary you're not starting the first two games because that's GONNA make this a real bad situation for you. So I ended up starting now after that that third game of the season and Went on to lead the team in tackles. I think most people know you had a very, very close relationship with junior sale, the hall of fame Linebacker I know death upset you a great deal. But when you think back have you been able to put it in its proper perspective. Well, first of all, I'm I'm grateful to junior for so many things but first and foremost clearly he was hurting. Anyone that Judd's judges somebody that commits suicide you have to walk in their shoes and he was obviously hurting I'm I'm so grateful that he didn't take anyone with him because he was he was clearly hurting at that time I. Guess I'm most grateful to what he did in terms of the NFL and getting this concussion settlement we saw how many guys from the Pittsburgh steelers were having problems and committed suicide and other guys Dave doers than it didn't change anything it had to happen with a hall of fame player, Halbur like junior CEO to get the NFL finally do something about it, and then personally I'm so grateful for it because my wife Corey. Came home. From, work that day and I was still sitting on the recumbent bike after about three hours of watching the coverage on the local news. Crime I'd been crying for three straight hours and you know she was really worried about. Everybody. It's like Saturday night. I'm just trying to watch some hockey hand. We just got any strike on our other channel, and if you don't know, we do another channel called anarchist. And a few months ago I did interview with Richard Gauge of architects and engineers for nine eleven truth. Where we talked about nine eleven truth and basically just physics and it was just taken down and removed from Youtube because of hate speech. So I guess physics is now hate speech. But I think what they really mean is they hate it when talk about the truth about the cabal and what really happened on nine eleven. So in any case, I had already recorded interview, which I think is really important to get out there. It's with Leila. WHO'S THE SHAMAN AN ARCHIPELAGO And I wanted to get this before in POCO, which is coming up this week. And our channel enter cast has a strike which means we can't upload anything for the next week. So I'm just GONNA put here. psychedelics any sort of issues addiction I just saw Jordan Peterson. His major problems he of course was given a bunch of drugs by his drug dealers called doctors incredibly dangerous, and you can't get off the missile part of the. Pharmaceutical industrial scam. So he couldn't off them, of course without trying to kill himself, which is what actually happens with a lot of these things and so he went back to the drug dealers. In. Socialist. Canada and and they almost killed them. Not Surprising. So he actually had to flee to Russia to get some help but We actually talk about some of the stuff in this episode especially Boga how it treats addictions. So if you have any sort of addiction problems or anything like that. Depression a lot of these dogs can really help with that. Normally wouldn't be on the beach channel. But as I said, we're getting wiped pretty quickly off of Youtube. If we have the old interview with Richard Gauge of architects and engineers. We're going to put lakes down below it might be on library, your bitch sheep, and that's a big reason why we're on those platforms because we don't think we're going to be on youtube much longer looks like my other channels getting shut down right now this will probably soon get shut down. You can actually see Richard Gage at the upcoming Narco Boko he's going to be speaking there actually have a livestream would watch all the speakers you can go to. Dot Com slash twenty twenty livestream. And leave it there. So very interesting interview with one of the most interesting. Shaman. One of the top Shamans in Mexico..
"billy ray smith" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Buddhism? You dropped the city on them, Make sure they done The city. Oh, that are you from puss? Flip on you like when you in your right city? Are you send an e mail? Something capitalized the tea and capital Yeah, yeah. Oh, yeah. Make those people mad and go can not really make the Bay area people may just make everybody mad. Then you get all you get everybody in about two sentences. Just wrap them all. Up. You know the city Frisco? Bam! Got you and got you dropped the mic amount. Thanks for having me way say, I don't discriminate because I could make everyone mad and that's not discrimination. Tom, are you Are you mad that they changed the name of Anna Hunter, Los Angeles of Anaheim. Mad? No, but I thought it was stupid. It was because Ishan Well, it was stupid. Because how do you change your name? Not only you're not in the city. You're not even in the county. Like how could I be? The angels are you're in. You're in Orange County in they were in L. A county like Yeah, here in L. A county. But not in L. A. I'd be like that's a stretch, but okay. You're not even in l. A county. You're not close. You're about 45 50 minutes south of l A. But you're not even in the county here in Orange County, And you just It's such a marketing tool. It's a joke now. I don't know I get it. They don't want to be the Anaheim Angels. You wanna be the California Angels? Even though at some point I would imagine the world will change the name to the San Francisco words, but maybe they won't you know, it's just money. Yeah. Yeah, exactly. So they want to be Ella. Be the L. A Angels, but I never felt like any the team is the team, so I never felt any like territorial pull like Campbell screwed as I just said it was dumb, and I did never made any sense to me. That's like, how can you Can you just change like like if they wanted to be the two macula Angels, could they Can you pick any city You want to Cities. Yeah, That's what the contract that was written between the team in the city. And this is why they did it like in his heart of hearts. What he wanted to do for marketing was just me, the Los Angeles Angels. That's what he wanted to Dio. But the contract said You have tohave Anaheim in your name. So he said, OK, fine. There were the Los Angeles Angels Savannah, but why was it was big Was that because of the stadium or Yeah, yeah, yeah, like the whatever The agreement is between the you know the city and a team. There was something in that language that said, you have to have an ally in the in the team name, but it didn't. Say, Well, it needs to be out of time Angels, So he's like five Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. By the Disney movie, Right? Might nothing ever terrible. I tell you what mighty ducks. Gosh, if anybody in any of the cities because I've lived in all three of the you know of the quarter, quote markets if you think there's an inferiority complex anywhere. Just go spend a week talking sports in San Diego. Yeah, Yeah. Really? Yeah. Good. Somebody's got a little brother syndrome. I mean, They are mice on a wheel. Just trying to get anything they want to be The little brother all cost. Yeah, exactly. Just how it wasn't the money. What a doggie door radio. A want a doggie door that someone will let them run throat That's making a real height and anger. San Diego. You guys remember? Remember Cousin Oliver and the Brady Bunch and he came along and ruined the whole. Yeah, that's San Diego. There, cousin Oliver of understanding references. All is almost as old as Mike Tyson. But damn it holds up. I want to talk sports with you and Sean Ito got hash. I was his update guy for cigarettes. Really in Boche. Oh, my gosh. It was so funny. He would I made Hop on my run This guy there are vital he had an office filled with books that, like publishers would send anything with any sort of a sports tie. And like some, in some cases a year or two later, he would open that thing up and record something and he would call it his summer book tour. And and he would just repurpose this content like every single summer and if there was a big story that broke and this is where My kid came in like he would go to his update guy, and he'd be like, you know where you put together, put together some package for me, and then that's the way he would handle. A big story and then the very best thing that he did. He was famous for this. He would grab press conference bites and turn him into his own interview. A ll the type all the time. Billy Ray Smith joins us. Billy, How are you? In the days of Zoom like if you were doing this now, like he would just be Poland, Kyle Shanahan on Zoom and turning it into a live interview on the show. Oh, my gosh! It was so funny. I remember walking into a Guy's a sports bar wanted to is an ocean beach. Or maybe it's still be Tim that sure. Ah and Jim Rome was doing a show in the ass. If I come down to the show with him hang out for a little guy could get out the bill. Come dining out with you, so I came down and in Hacksaw was doing a show before him. So I walk in And Hacksaw had literally Like these eight by 10 index cards. He must had 30 of them on the table with all these different topics that he had on that that he wasn't trying to get to and I was like God Dang, it seems like It seems like a lot of work and he'd go on and you'd listen to him and some of the stuff we talked about. He talked about Lake Air Force football in depth and he left. You boys have a new special coach? Yeah, Jeremy, And then and then, like nobody would call and he'd go, go. I just laid out the entire wax schedule for you and no calls. No Aztec fans out there were the Falcons, Wyoming Show your cowboy pride. Let's go get my guys like black phone calls. This can't be your thing. Nobody's in a cupboard. He was a different breed. He was definitely a different breeders. We used to call me. Hey, was Mr Flanders from The Simpsons are damp. So that's what Iwas you looked like You hit him with an accurate It's accurate. That's funny, because it's true, but he was He was good. That was perfect Sports talk.
"billy ray smith" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Trotter is joined us here on Sports. Byline we're talking about his book Junior say how the life and death of a football icon. Tell me a little bit about some of his mentors. Wow well when he came into the NFL to veteran linebacker. Gary Plummer and Billy Ray Smith and neither of them you know even approach juniors athletic talents. But they were veterans. Who were savvy so know? He tried to learn from them and from air. You know by a second year. He was going to the pro bowl so he was considered an elite player and shortly after that he developed France with you know became friends with the Star in the game. Elite the hall of fame caliber guys and one of his closest friends during that time. With with Ray Lewis. They would compete at everything. Our number Junior one year Signed a new contract and one of his first call with raid. Gotcha you know now. I make more than US. One way to deal with more juniors. That was one of the first calls. Ray made you know and so. They competed on and off the field to the point that there was one year. The charges were just awful and ended up finishing a believe one in fifteen in that season. And they're going nowhere late in the year and the team of going out to play Baltimore and Baltimore was the two thousand one. Baltimore I think was going Super Bowl that year and end up winning it in junior Decided that he wanted to show the fans and Baltimore who the best line background appeal was and that day. Baltimore won the game. Obviously but junior finished I think was sixteen tackles and was just dominant defense the player and rated and have the type of game that we normally associated right Louis but that was junior he loved to compete. You know either directly against her indirectly against the great of the game and he always wanted to be measured against those guys and you always wanted to come out on top when you think about the great games and I did a number of his games during the course of his career as well. I always think of him in terms of fast and hard meaning. He played the game hard and he played it fast as well He had no thought about his body. I'd see him throw himself into a middle of a pile or or go after somebody coming out of the backfield and everything but what were the moments that meant the most to him during the course of his career you know I. I asked him late in or late. Undischarged his career about some of the more memorable moment and There were certain the he chose. There was one against the raiders early on when the chargers We're trying to finally establish themselves as winners. And he came up with some key key. Play down the stretch against any talk about that one and there was another one where they were playing the Kansas City chiefs and again junior loved to play against the Marquee Guide. So that Marcus. Allen was playing for the chiefs at that time in markets with a friend of juniors. It's late in the game. The charts ten was the battle for I play You know about six games during the season and Kansas City's trying to rally to win the game and junior comes on the blitz and if you know market and he's one of the best blocking running backs of all the time it's like full back in college tremendous hitter tough guy and junior came in and and sort of rag doll them just blew thrown into the side got the fact and it was one of those moments. Where if you're if if you love the game and your student of the game you just go. Wow because those were two alpha male going against each other and genius took control so you know that was another one and the other one that will never forget it. He would never forget it the season opener in two thousand four. And they're playing the broncos on the road and the Broncos they've been dominating the chargers you know in recent history and and the Broncos go up early I think seventeen or something like that and the chargers rally down the stretch end up position to win it. They're ahead and John has the ball in his hands at the end of the game. And if we know John elway's one of the Great Fourth Quarter Comeback Guy and all of a sudden you rose to the sideline and goes to make a pass the ball. Let's Pan and junior grabs it in the air to preserve the victory and that set the stage for the charges to go on a march to the super bowl that year. So those are some of the Games you know. They stood out in terms of that. I remember watching yourself. Play one thing I always thought about. Junior was the fact that they're going to have to rip the uniform off of a much about Jerry Rice as well. So how hard was it for him to leave? First of all San Diego and go to another team and also leave the game completely any tough because that wasn't his choice and he was blindsided by it. You know They had a second year general manager and John Butler and I think second year mini seconds over the chargers general manager of Buffalo for years and John Butler made the decision that it was time for the team to get younger Because he felt that with veterans like Genius Sale Rodney Harrison. And these guys the young players like with Danny Thomas do drew brees and Sean Phillips. We're never going to step up and assume a leadership role so they decided to to trade union and it's done the minute hurt him and it was difficult for him At the end of his career it was sort of same thing you know he. Bill Belichick bringing back on a one year basis and many times. The LAST COUPLE OF YEARS. He would bring him back late in the season but his last year in. New England was really tough on them because when he came back he did not play much particularly down the stretch. And it you know. Genius say That just kills them. He wants to be on the field and he agent. Marvin Demos told me that when that season ended you know junior college career and he said the junior like the game. Let them down which was interesting to maybe you know. I said the Margaret after twenty years. You GotTa know at some point it's GonNa end. How can you feel the game? Let you down and Marvin analogy was look. You know that you know if you're you know the house is burning down. You know what the result is he goes but until it actually happens to you It's a different feeling. And so that was Kinda thing gender you know. He knew it was going to come to an end at some point. But until it actually happens you don't you can't really relate to what those feelings will be. I thought it was interesting. You said as much as we want one specific reason for him taking his life. I believe there were multiple reasons. What were they absolutely? I mean he was. I mean we know from CT Following the examination of his brain. He also looks starting with addiction to alcohol to gambling have financial problems. He was addicted to prescription to help him sleep All of these things. He was on the verge of going bankrupt again in part because of bad business decision. Some of which you may be able to tie to C. T. Because one of the things we know about the fact that you have impulse control issue You're there are you make a rational decisions. And Junior for instance bond into a chain restaurants. Fifteen a fifteen chain restaurant. And he guaranteed the leases. Which is something that you never do in business and its advisors all told him not to do it and yet he chose to do it anyway so that was striking to me because the junior. I knew princess when we opened this restaurant. He was so conservative with his money That he count every penny and that he would stay up during training camp one two three in the morning and have the receipts from that day's business back to his dorm room so he could go over them and then at the end of his life. He's doing fine guaranteeing leases on restaurant chains against the advice of his boxers. But it's just you know it didn't make sense and so I think for me. I didn't realize the depth of his problem particularly with with Cte until after his death. And that's one of quote the last conversation we ever had with two months before he died and I called him about the bounty scandal. And and I I was trying to understand the culture the NFL and this kind of stuff really goes on to the extent the league alleging and at the end of the conversation. I just said to him. It's sort of an aside. What do you think of people who say that? Roger Goodell's making the game soft but these Rural enhancements players safety. Things Junior study has to do it and I said why. And he said the people who say he's making the game worse. Don't have a father who wakes up in the morning can't remember his own name because of the game but can't remember kids names who can't font on a daily basis because of the game and he said if we don't do something you're going to have more players more great players who are in that situation and he said for us to know we need to do something and can't do something and don't do it is wrong and when he died that quote came ringing back to me because one of the things that. I found out later from a lot of people at that his memory was going. You know he would forget basic things. He would have appointments in. Forget about him he can't forget about it And I'll have to believe that that quote he was talking about. We only have about ninety seconds. Left you were back in Canton Ohio. When he was inducted in two thousand fifteen into the football hall of fame what will be his legacy as a great player. One of the greatest inside linebackers ever as bill check and Peyton Manning said to me he may have been the best eight gap blitzer in the history of the game for a man that size to be that quick or vice versa and to be able to make himself get those small through that whole were just surreal and the other thing here is that you know people always trimester players by fat and Ginger was one of those guys you couldn't. He didn't have a lot of facts. But he was so disruptive in the past game and the run game particularly on the interior because he can play blitz the against effectively so I think his legacy will be just one of the great Inside linebackers ever in the history of this game and in about thirty seconds you as a close friend of his. Jim Is there any one moment? Any one thing that is kind of ingrained in your mind when you think about junior that comes to mind justice generosity. I remember when he initially was going to retire. and the charges had ceremony him and that ninety invited some friends down to his restaurant and we were all sitting around the table and I remember saying to him or thank thank you because all the lessons he taught me help me get to where I am and then everybody at that table it was interesting. Have their own story about how he had helped them get to a certain point in their life and it was about. Seven or eight congested. Hear people talk about that. I'm not sure junior realize how many lives in touch but he touched an awful lot of your ride great player great man and also a great friendship that you had with him. Jim Thank you very much again. I want to recommend everybody junior. Say Al the life and death of a football icon. You've got to check this out. Thanks a lot Jim. Thank you having me Jim Trotter with US longtime NFL reporter who covers football for ESPN and was a sports illustrated senior writer for more than a decade. And when I think of Genius Sale I think about how fast he was in how hard hitting he was..
"billy ray smith" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"The line for too long we were just doing some of the potential picks for the Chargers in the bus draft that we're having in our resident Chargers fan so cal Dave wants to weigh in on this subject so Dave fire away first of all great to hear from you good day hopefully everyone in your family is doing well and you're doing well what he got on the Chargers Ryan thank you very much that like ways to you you and your families or even if you're if you spent out those raiders spent different culturally wisher went well and keep them safe and gosh I've never wash my hands more my entire life but you know what probably good wake up time for us to all do it that's for sure I love your love your analysis it is spot on buster Davis all my gosh that was funny but I and then I was like what are you doing what is that ha what I've been doing it why leave he's not the worst all time graphic thankfully that belongs to the raiders jamarcus Russell course during matters like a close second unit right leaves up there so I'm not I'll take my love here's one that never really said it but it's not because of who we picked it because of who we did not pick go to nineteen eighty three John Elway great quarterback draft class fantastic I mean I looked up and down that roster number is like wow you could start a key but all the players what's a little known fact though is that the raiders the Chargers had three first round draft picks that year three number five Billy ray Smith did make a Pro Bowl but certainly beloved didn't see Diego Anderson at number twenty Billy ray was the pick number five the first round of eighty three your interest in running back pretty prolific Pro Bowl player not bad I can't complain on any of these Gilbert defensive back great guy he's a Christian but he says I want to get people with all the love of Jesus I can muster love that line and the number and he was picked number twenty two and then picked number twenty seven Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino we had three opportunities to pick one of the best quarterback of all time and we didn't do it how about that well that that's the entire you know it's funny I I read the I was reading up on some of these dolphins ones and and I've seen like websites and stuff like point out entire drafts like just this whole draft was terrible and and as you said it you know the Chargers did come away with good players but yeah to not give Marino there at twenty seven when you had multiple opportunities to do it I would say that that would qualify for a kid you can't make a bus but certainly made some draft mistakes that the charges a mate David appreciate the call and the insight I now stay healthy out there you do not think yeah you bet so cal Dave checking in do you want to weigh in five two two nine eight seven two your dolphins or Chargers fan can't wait for Broncos day that's going to be a lot of fun we're not too far away right let's see seven eight tomorrow nine ten eleven twelve thirteen fourteen so if you look at Tuesday week from today Broncos draft west I dig it all right so five two two nine eight seven two you could grab a line that the Dave has just vacated in the meantime let's go ahead and let you know what we've been talking about what we've been doing today if you're just checking in here the three stories that are driving the cell and as your driving home here are the three stories that are driving drive time sports all right story number one well the players one nine all you stop it I'm extremely excited to be back as your coach my family and I loved our time here before and we're very grateful to returning to the cap I'm looking forward to working closely with our athletic director needs in time his step as we pursue our shared vision of re energizing respects will recruit players values and ideals of the will help develop them into leaders character on and off we'll build the program the image of a F. that will play with mass mutual consent what it all the time you see all of our news smart unselfish a place to win you'll see a screen for you to be proud to say that so those are our gods we're looking forward to coming to Colorado springs as soon as we get out there the mayor faces in their shared experiences will make a smile until.
"billy ray smith" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Gary plummer with us here on sports byline again fine. Linebacker won a championship with the forty niners when he was playing with them after he played with the San Diego chargers. Tell me how you ended up with the San Diego chargers. Well Ron Lynn Who was the defensive coordinator Nater with With cow he then went to the Oakland invaders and then when the when Donald Trump came along and he took over the New Jersey the generals and wanted to go head to head with the NFL. Obviously that didn't end up. What doing didn't end up working now? Ron signed with the San Diego chargers that was a crazy time. Ron Because I can remember I wasn't out of my contract yet it They wouldn't let us out of our contracts until whatever the date was and the date was exactly nine days before the. NFL season started. So I was sitting at practice for three weeks waiting for them to make that decision. And I still talk to Billy Ray Smith to this day and other guys that saw all this person and somebody finally figured out who I was. And they're like. Oh that's Ron Lens boy from the Oakland invaders and they they hated my guts. Because here I am. They know I'm going to make the team and I have in practice. They're out there working out twice a day and here's this re toed sloth just just sitting in the stands watching. So that's how I ended up there with Ron Lynn and He he told me Gary you're not starting the first two games because that's GONNA make the real bad situation for you so I ended up starting now after that it by third game of the season and went on to lead the team in tackles also. I think most people know you had a very very close relationship with junior sale the hall of fame linebacker and I know his death upset. You a great deal but when you think back have you been able to put it in its proper perspective. Well first of all I'm I'm great for To junior for so many things but first and foremost it clearly he was hurting anyone. That Judd's judges somebody that commits suicide. You know you have to walk in their shoes and he was obviously hurting. I'm I'm so grateful that he didn't take anyone with him Because he was he was clearly hurting at that time I guess I'm I'm most grateful to what he did in terms of the NFL and getting this concussion settlement we saw how many guys from the Pittsburgh steelers were having problems and committed. Suicide and other guys is Dave doers. And it didn't change anything. It had to happen with a hall of fame player caliber. Light Junior say out to get the NFL to finally finally do something about it and then personally..
"billy ray smith" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Is a courtesy I'm sorry John was saying that that's a wrap disillusioned you know what we are always trying to which of course we should not try and do it see we did Dan file syncing San Diego supercharged did you go for that no probably not much with the Chargers with the with the eighty one and I can't remember the eighty one Chargers may come your way maybe I maybe a year older than me you might be able to remember them but I was eleven do you remember that because I I I've had people tell the Chargers fans would that the Chargers would have given the Niners a really good run in Superbowl sixteen and I my recollection is that's true very restore points offensively may marriage on defense yeah I mean Kerry big hands Johnson that's about it sure you could be making that up I don't care if you are just reach out and I think he was later Billy ray Smith might have been a little bit later late eighties early knobby thing somebody I gotta get my head the right spot all I remember is our defensive corner I think it's Tom **** big bass but he was always pitted out the first quarter like his sweat and I'm like a guy over Reese's yeah he knows how to get dropped on me water when I got home we keep score we're not very good defensive but none of that was one of the greatest receiving cores of all time me a cal Winslow he was a prototypical tied in Charlie joiner was kind of the main Charlie joiner was incredible John Jefferson and then when John Jefferson left west Chandler came in from New Orleans I don't think Jeff I don't think Jefferson Chandler overlap the only ones there first eighty one Chargers Jefferson was on the eighty one charges I think eighteen eighty one Chargers scored twenty nine point nine points a game that was the best in the NFL up there with the leading scoring team was a monthly the running back yeah I believe seven they were also twenty sixth indeed they're terrible ten six so I just I just think about the Niners at the line of scrimmage yeah and think about the charges of the line of scrimmage and they had to answer questions Helvetica question tonight is would be the Chargers I mean they might have had their way with them or has had a lot in the Superbowl back in that era might be a little bit eighty four yeah they're quite offensively and not good defensively the Chargers lead wearing the the killer bunny yes right then they have the killer bees on defense I think the killer bees and that was Woodley Lucy's I thought the killer bees were arms partners bomb how were and I didn't think they were on there were maybe that was the killer be delighted so the Niners defense was much better than that all the Niners had in nineteen eighty two Niners went through the killer bees and what was it was eighty four eighty four eighty four so I don't know if they were there any same guys really aren't bomb how're was there and I forget the other who's the other being from the from the killer bees but they had they are harder yeah Craig beige well not project down I'm looking AT one charger team by the way we we tell juror number Louise use a monster yes and Gary big hands Johnson and woody Lowell Willie B. can and there were some good players there they could be used all the teams that.
"billy ray smith" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"I will not give you any particular renew the forty Niners, but I just had a most enjoyable discussion. The Larry saying the San Diego is probably the at the end of the day if you're a young single guy. That's the best place to be San Diego beach, the well Pacific beach mission beach. Okay. The epicenter of hotness could have leaning forward like a hungry dog. There's just a lot of talent on there. Gary got a lot of talent you you could do very well. Could if you're anybody. But I will ask you again. I mean, you're like Billy Ray Smith. Yeah. Like, a San Diego sports talk guy. You're pulling Billy Ray the other that was a bad time when they were closing down his station. You know, we're now let me be maybe. 'cause I've never been this way. I fully admit, I unless the woman liked me. I I just wasn't my thing. What's that? Well, gee, I wasn't your thing walking into a place and saying, hey, baby come on. You know, what I mean f people you do that on a regular basis? We'll the motto is you just have to fall in love with somebody every single night. So that way it's still got the disguise a little bit. You fall in love. They're still emotions there. And you're not being that guy where you're just looking for one thing. But you're just falling in love every night. You you've you've had hole in your in your single not unless they liked me. They came up to the car when you were rolling you rolling there. You were single for awhile. Will you were you know? No shame. You could have said, hey, you know, I've got two and a half minutes. I've got three minutes. No, I had five minutes. Got my five minutes that opening line ever worked for you know, the all the only thing I will admit back in the early days when I have my Cadillac, I would probably park it. And hope somebody got click it. Well, that's it because I had a long Gary's taking feeding the meter. No. Because I know look along the car is he can't parallel park. My point is F E. I don't think I've ever walked into a place said, hey, baby. Let's go. And and you've done that for a week at a time where you fall in love as you said. Yeah. You just fall in love, you get to know the person you develop a relationship for that night. And then maybe the next night. He doesn't happen. Get their phone numbers. You say, hey, had a great time. Follow up with it. Mcgill does most mcgilla Gaby's garnet street the red onion. I don't know where that is that these are places back in the day on Garnett in Pacific beach. Okay. All right. All right. So anyway, you so you're able to do it. And then we're done with us. I just you're not just putting us on because you're on the radio, and you're talking I mean, I graduated from college a year ago from Santa Barbara there's a lot of beautiful women down there. So yeah, I'd still twenty four and singles still having some fun, Mike. I'll just I'll speak for your closer to me, Mike, you look like the type unless the girls spoke. I you didn't jump in. Right. I'm an old man, Gary. Yeah. I mean, all right. Hey, hey, here's Peter King. Lists like knows himself. Here's Peter King list in order Kansas City, New England. This is what well list of what top teams in the NFL his predictions. Okay. The Indianapolis Colts are three. One. Yeah. Which no tyreek hill know Kareem hunt. I don't know if I would put sheets wants now, we're dour down Rams for I've colts three Rams four chargers. Saints six and the San Francisco forty Niners, which according to Peter King. You know, whatever you think of the guy's been around a long time, always has good jobs. He's predicting the forty Niners. That's the NFC west is the best conference go and three of the top seven or there and he's got the forty Niners future. And he goes to finish the future of so many in San Francisco, including joined at the hip Kyle Shanahan, and John Lynch a writing on garoppolos, right arm and his health. Gambling on. He goes on to say that in two thousand seventeen in two thousand eighteen the Niners went six two with Garoppolo starting for eighteen when he didn't start and he says he's going to make two statements. He says I think the forty Niners or a playoff team if Garoppolo plays a full season. And I think Rob Lowe will be seen as a top ten if oh quarterback if he plays a full season. Garoppolo started ten games and five NFL season. So for eighteen and the raiders nineteen. So there you go I'm optimistic on the Niners. I think they had a pretty decent draft. I love the deebo Samuel draft pick. Because I think he's a monster. He's gonna his run after the catch. He's instantly the best wide receiver on the team. So I like what I saw from the Niners and the draft. Now, they have a pass rush got Bosa, and you get you get Ford coming off the edges. I I I got real questions about the linebackers as far as can they stay healthy. And how good? To the backup linebackers. I got real questions about the secondary. I mean, they're secondary had two interceptions all year. Kella Witherspoon was a was a wreck out there. I mean between penalties and getting turned around. And you're you who've you added you had a Jason variet- in Tim Harris to your secondary. Or secondary was awful and you had a six six round pick. And a guy who's missed like thirty nine of his of the last fifty five NFL games and think you've put a, you know, you've solved it. Yeah. The Niners number one problem on D was no pass rush. But it wasn't like they have awesome talent in the secondary. I like some of the safeties. But I mean, you're opening you're starting corners, unless I'm missing something or still Richard Sherman in Kello Witherspoon, Richard sherman's an old man at this point. Witherspoon goodyear. An okay year, he said, he was on one leg. I mean, he saying he's going to be better this year. But he's an older players had major injuries and Kella Witherspoon between the penalties and the the inconsistencies. I mean, that's your starting caliber corner corner. So you don't have a number one corner you pretty thin at linebacker your wide receiver core. Even though you had deebo Samuel I like deebo, but the rest of that core is really glass, you're starting Mike person at right guard and western rich Berg gets center. I. Seven best team in the entire league. I think that's that's a little high basing it all on obviously it's Garoppolo. Now, you have a quarterback you went full year without a good quarterback. They're better. They're better than the eagles the bears. The Vikings was picked last as bad is bad. But I mean, you're better than the Seahawks you better than the ravens you better than Green Bay with Rogers. You're better than than the falcons you better than Texans better than Pittsburgh. I mean the coordinate than Carolina. I mean, he's got them pretty high up their seventh best team in all football. And he's talking about Kittle and Staley and Buckner as cornerstones and Garoppolo, you know, healthy and McKinnon healthy and Tevin Coleman being added to the mix. I tend to agree that the Niners are going to be better than people say, and I would, you know, most people that I'm talking to think seven and nine eight I'm thinking more like ten in six. Nine and seven eight in that range in the playoff. I think they're they're above. I think are I think they're a five hundred team or better for sure I don't I think if they're not if they are seven nine or six and ten you know, Lynch and Shanahan should be nervous because they they should be better than that. And I put more of the blame on Lynch then Shanahan at this point. But Shannon's got approved that he can win close games. I mean, he's had some very questionable pass run pass splits. I got to see him finish. I mean, not only did he caq away the Super Bowl. But I mean, the forty Niners have lost some winnable games. The last couple of years where they're throwing it all over the yard instead of running the football. So I got to see that his I know offense produces yards does offense produce points and wins. I gotta see it before say their top ten. It's funny because I again, I take the easy route. And I just look at Garoppolo and. And that to me is as I said is why they're picked so high by Peter King. I feel better. If if tomorrow, they were like Minnesota Gary's got a huge salary cap problem. There's a lot of talk that they're going to trade their tight end cow route off and their top corners Avia roads. Just so they can sign their draft picks. If it was announced today that the Niners had traded for Xavier Rhodes for twenty twenty day three pick. I got I like them a whole lot more than I like them today because I think they I think they need help in that secondary. Really do I wanna make my Garoppolo point is that I don't know if anybody in recent memory so much of a team has been attached to how this guy plays and a guy who has not ever played a full NFL season. I mean, there's didn't play well last year when he was in there on picks, he was turning these bumbling. We wasn't like he was you know, Joe Montana his prime, and then he got hurt. He was kind of not looking at one hundred. Twenty seven million looked like he had that in his head. You know, all the pressure to come through. But now he's had a chance to sit back watch it season. I'm sure he appreciates the fact that now he's healthy again. It can go do it. But that is a big they gave him a lot of money, which they had to do. Right that no choice, but to pay them, and yet he is you can't say, well, he did this. He did that he wants some games at the end two years ago when the other team some of them were laying down, but this is the boy a lot of pressure on him become through say healthy. I mean, he's got to stay healthy started ten games in five seasons some of its fault. Some of it isn't as fall but their surrounding him with better weapons. I mean, I'll say this. We'll get this running game. You got Kevin Coleman, maybe a healthy jerick McKinnon where he Moster Matt Brita Jeffrey Wilson, and he and juice cow Hughes. Check that's a good group running backs, and I really liked the tight in. They ended a tight end from Wyoming. I was talking to Bob. Sergeant yesterday. I love this kid Tyree Mayfield who they who they got after the draft as tight end at a at a Wyoming. He'll probably make the team and then wide receiver wise. They added Jordan Mathews deebo Samuel Jalen Hurd, and then a couple undrafted guys that are kind of interesting this Maliki Henry's interesting in the Zona kid, Sean Poindexter is interesting. So I think offensively if the if the line can stay healthy. I mean, you don't really have a backup tackle worth much. You got Sean Coleman who's. Okay. But I mean, you got to keep Joe Staley healthy it's been around a long time. If you keep your own healthy, and you get you've got a better wide receiver core. Better running back core. I think you're good on into his number. One receiver is going to be DeVos Samuel rookie. That's the rookie. He's got Dante Pederson year two pedestals gonna make a huge step forward in year two. And then there, and who knows that it could be could be Goodwin could be Jordan Mathews could be Jalen Hurd could be Taylor Richie, James or one of these. Kendrick born enough. It's but depots our best receiver pedestal will be, but we'll be much improved. They'll rush the passer, they got Ford and Bosa coming off the edges if Kwon Alexander, and Fred Warner can stay healthy. That's huge those are there to stack backers we're gonna make all the tackles in this d but they have no backups fine. Those guys and they have no number one corner. So we'll see I think I think if you told me the line was going to be healthy. And the back seven was going to stand up, I feel better. But I got questions about the back seven. I got questions about the health.
"billy ray smith" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"I remember Carroll rosenbloom each time coaxed him out of retirement, neither retirement last that long. But guess how old he was when he played his final game. And now as a defense of linemen mind, you what thirty five maybe forty years old. Wow. Years old. Yeah. How he was tough again. In that championship game and right before anyway, I had to go to the locker room. And he said if he if we win this game broken Lincoln worth it. That's what exactly means. The kind of guy when he walked into the room. Everybody stares look giant presence at that time. Six four to forty five was big NFL. That's why of course, led to the gino's franchise. And of course, the sandwich Gino giant named after him. And again, you you look at I think there are only two other defensive ends that were on that seventy fifth anniversary team deacon Jones was one and Reggie White. Was the others tells you how rarefied the air was jam Marquette. He played in that end of the line would with Gino Marchetti as the defensive end already Donovan as defensive tackle poor tail and we're on the other side he was writing. Billy Ray Smith. I came a little bit later later. Yeah. Right. But I mean, they were the glory days. My Donovan Marquette together unstoppable carried his helmet. One time off the practice field at Westminster. And you know, when you came up the hill, they went back up to where the gym was college, right and came down the hill, and he was walking off and I took his helmet Kennedy's helmet up to the top of the hill. I was ten years old whether a little Gino giants and the helmet. No. But I knew what was coming. That was already a prescription. Hi. Well, if you want to remember, Gino Marchetti here this morning, you feel free to call. And let us know your fondest memories of Gino, giant unbelievable. One of the great defense events of all time at a nice, man. Great, man. In fact, Lenny more he loved nice things to say about morals White Sox postponed last night. And they'll be playing a double header today and the post positions drawn Omaha beach the favorite in the Kentucky Derby for Saturday. Four to one is going off in the twelfth hole net. Just goes to show you that it's a wide open race when your favorite is four to one usually a favourite an odds on favourite is like three two two or something like that. I mean, it's a four to one gives the others shot. This the seventy fifth anniversary of d day. It is. Yeah. D- seventy fifth anniversary of d day. And you get more derby in Omaha beach. I'm gonna I'm gonna put some money on Omaha beach. Even though he's a favorite New York. Gonna make that much. I just have a four to one listen if it goes off four to one you get eight bucks back, and then your two dollars ten bucks. Get that. And then you get Chuck's odds on the side of the table. And it could be a very big day. Now, though that barter world. The odds are really crazy. Bet me if you're going to be a Hunchback just not two dollars, you know, put one hundred on it. Now, they go this put Chuck hundred on. And that's what I'll do. I can say that flag that any money. Check with a couple of five Twenty-three should the United States get involved militarily and help Venezuela. Push Madero over the brink restore the country to a democracy, a constant of maybe a constitutional Republic. Get rid of the totalitarian regime of Madeira before that it was Ugo shabas and get the Cubans and the Russians out of.
"billy ray smith" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"I can't imagine why the only thing I could come up with just trying to think logically is. I know he just Jamie just hired one of UCLA's old assistance one of their top guys. And maybe Jamie would say to them. Look let me out for less than eight million. And I'll leave your assistance alone, a leave a leave you with a staff if not I'm taking everybody with me, which I think those guys are eligible to do. And so. The you know to me, it seems like that would be the only way to get them to. But if I'm TCU what's in it for me to lower the buyout. Yeah. Doesn't make any case. And then here's the other question. I have for you. Explain to me, why you offer John Calipari eight million a year when he's making nine point two because you think hey, we're UCLA nobody. But is it to let the world know, you know, he's not gonna take. Right. So as it to let the world know that you're willing to pay. I actually think it's probably more on the coach Cal, I think coach cow was using UCLA. Even though it was a low ball offer. I think cow was using UCLA to leverage a lifetime deal with Kentucky worked. Yeah. Did work. Yeah. And and UCLA does get credit for associating themselves with John Calipari when they were looking for a new head coach. It sounds like there was something flimsy, as it might have been some sort of conversation between UCLA, and and okay, I know you're gonna roll your eyes at this. But John Calipari has been head to schools rescind final four appearances, UMass and Memphis. Okay. So he's not squeaky clean by any means. So you'll hire Cala pari no questions asked. But you won't even look at Patino. Yes. It doesn't make any difference between cheating and sleaziness. Do not see the difference between it's like comparing he lied about sex everybody lies about sex. It's like comparing somebody who cheated on their taxes to somebody like Bob Kraft, whose creeping around a massage parlor Bob Kraft, still going to be the owner of the patriots. And they're still going to be a contender. He doesn't work for anybody. And Rick Pitino woodwork for UCLA. Yeah. Why not getting anyway? There used a job anywhere either. Either you tolerate ethics violations or you don't John Calipari has them just like Rick Pitino does. And they've both won national championship. You don't you? Really? Don't see the difference between the sleaziness of John Calipar. I'm sorry. The sleaziness of Rick Pitino and the paper shuffling cheating of John Calipari. I here's the thing. I think the college basketball, it's this as this trial is proving is a cesspool. And they all cheat. I'm just saying if they're all cheating get somebody who knows how to run a full Corp press. Right. I mean, USC just got one of their coaches fired new investigated by the FBI, the US, easy, only one Jeetan. They're not. No, they're definitely not. They're definitely not. But there's but see there's cheating. There's what what Patino I can't believe you don't see the difference. Not because I think it goes on another schools anything. He just got caught. You think you think they turn a bra? They turn the athlete storm into a brothel. Not only do I think that I think that at every school when when they were Kurt top players. They have an escort not an escort like a high paid prostitute at an escort that takes them around campus to show him the school when they get there right and nine times out of ten it's a hot girl. Well, that's different on actually an escort those girls. Actual escort. No. But I think there's there's probably sex going on in some of those instances, really. Yeah. Well that sounds like. You're treating Billy Ray Smith told me you're going on in the seventies. But you can't treat girls at your university like escorts. No, they expected to sleep with the thing, and do whatever they can do whatever they want. Wow. That's rough. Yeah. But I'm saying if you're gonna if you're gonna accept John cale pari, then you can't say, oh, no, we'd never consider repetition by can't I cannot see I got to school..
"billy ray smith" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"Imagine the way you're in Venice, I'm in Manhattan beach. We should just just pay our houses off now. Because can you imagine what property would be worth all near the be already have a housing shortage location location location? No, thank you on the one sick. Right. What do you think you wanna live to be one sixty no way? The hell do I want to live that long? I wanna see my kids die around me. I don't wanna see everybody else. You know, your kids. I mean, if I'm sticking at eighty is that what a great great great, by the way, eighty if you gave me eighty right now. I'd take it. I like eighty like my dad made ET eighty three. Yeah. Long enough time is fine. My dad, I'm good seventy four. I think you should add a few more years. Yeah. Good at eighty. Yeah. Eighty right now. I'd take eighty one sixty no chance in hell fast track. All right last one for me. And it's a game. It's time alumni game. Now, you guys have done well in this. But Mason has won both episodes of the alumni game. Here's how it works. I give each of you famous person, you guys tell me where this person went to college. If you miss it. I'll give the next guy another famous alum. I get to five points wins, by the way, we've played this game twice. Mason is to know if everybody gets it wrong. Can we somebody else? Yeah. Of everybody does get it wrong. And to Mason. Is the defending champion? I will make him go first Mace. Yup. Tina fey. I will say northwestern. Good guessing, correct. Greg. Tiki barber. Oh, same school Tina Fey and Tiki barber went to the same school. Oh, I should know. This didn't answer you wanna guess Dartmouth. All right, J Ralph Sampson. I have no clue. Okay. Mace Virginia Virginia is correct in. Mason is on the board o don't keep going around. Yeah. One. Oh. Or that? If. Right. If everybody misses you can ring back in and try, but you only get one crack on the rebound right to Mason's up one to nothing, and he gets to go last and this one. All right, Greg Keith Jackson, the famous sports caster. Keith Jackson, Texas. No good, guess, Florida. No, wait a minute. Joe just one deer horses few really bad at all, right? Florida. No, we're not looking for Florida. Listen to the second name here. The second is Mason's gonna get it. If you miss you. All right. You've like you're so bad in DC. Jay Drew Bledsoe. Go ahead say j m gonna say Florida. Idiot Mace Klay Thompson Washington state act, but I'm going to have to take Mason out of this game and just like YouTube dummies play all right bunch of wrong, less right list. We all right, j you wanna take a guess. Peaking somewhere in the south. All right. Patrick Beverley, Florida. Florida's good game as school Jerry Jones. Oklahoma. No, Greg John Daly, give me up. Boy that is all what how. I let's go Texas. No, Mason SMU. No. You wanna try the one the one you guys should get his Jerry Jones, Jerry. Yeah. I don't know where he went to school. You wanna you wanna try? Let's say Texas Tech. No, Texas A&_M. No, the answer is. I'm just eight school. Right. If I gave you you if I gave you guys Billy Ray Smith. Where'd you get? No, if I gave you guys cordless Williamson, did you get it? Oh, arkansas. There you go. Greg gets. Yeah. All right. Does he get it based on the additional he he's the one who finally came up with it? Anyway, blurting on. All right. Who went I j when I that time, right? Yeah. Okay. Mace Kenny Lofton. I'll say Stanford. No, Greg Steve Kerr. Oh, shoot. I know. I don't know curve. Oh my gosh. I don't know where he went to j are you wanna guess? Yeah. J right. Everybody's on the board. Any Lofton was a two sport athlete there. All right. So Greg one j one Steve to have gotten that one. All right. Who went for who went I I may. Yeah. Okay. Greg, Hugh, Hefner. UCLA no J. Julia Louis Dreyfuss. I'll say USC, no Mace, Mike Trudell. Wow. University of Minnesota..
"billy ray smith" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"But but God that was rallying the troops. You know? And and it it put us in a good aggressive spot. Like kind of. It was it was almost as if it was a little league team you and everybody rallied together. And you know, you always hear the phrase, you know, it's it's, you know, Skip Bertman you say it all the time. You know every every day in baseball somebody comes back from Enron deficit. And the why not us, and that was kind of just aren't sought man, and he ought to handle it. I think if he felt like if he's felt like the team needed it. He probably would have stepped in at that point. But man, we we kind of had it had it together. And. It was a never panic. It would never panic because of our pitching staff we felt good the entire time. Like any of those guys could go out and give you a victory. It didn't matter who it was just so happened to be know took the bull by the horns, but we had so many guys that were capable of winning ball games. I'll still never forget the the at bat in game five of the red series was Romo and Bruce and that bat still remember watching that bad over at a bar next next door old place at work and just the tension in that at bat. I don't know what it was like being in the ballpark watching that. But I mean that bad seemed to go on forever. And if I remember correctly, I think he popped out to left field. But that bat was that was just an amazing at bat. Yeah. And listen, Cincinnati sucks. Right. So. You can't get nervous there. Because either either the skyline chili that's running through you for the last. Second. Nobody's in the stands. If there can be a pressure pack moment that that was it and Romo just cool is the other side of the pillar Filipino, sliders up there, man, he he wanted the ball in those situations made him that made him the guy that we wanted out. There you ever great things about skyline. Chili I've never had some myself. But everybody says it's fantastic. Well, I mean, it's it's fantastic going it definitely gives you something to do later. Yeah. But but it's great. It's great. It's just a ton of chili and cheese and noodles. And I mean, I don't know what else it is. But it's actually played summer ball in Cincinnati for the Midland Redskins now is in high school, and we ate skyline chili every single day. Wow. We didn't learn I guess it must be really good. When you know. What's coming? I had to stay in shape. That was my way very good. Claire. I guess what you're saying is at least you're sweating twice a day. That's right. Hey, we gotta ask you before. We let you go. Is is everybody over the Rams saints? Things are not even close. Oh, man. Listen, i'm. I'm not a giant saints fan as a child I grew up. My dad would watch the saints play. Yeah. Imbiber and by the second quarter. He had fired the remote across the room. And was watching John Wayne. So the aids absolutely. Now like if you got a New Orleans, you got forty five minutes south to new ruined. That's a different story. I mean, it is what it is due to men right makes a mistake. Whatever happens CD for me to say 'cause I really don't care. You know? But but something I mean, something needs to change. And I and I think they will you know, it was a pretty bad call, but hey, it happens. Yeah. A man always great to catch. The thanks for your insights on boats. We have a great season. I know you're like you said you starting to get after it. So good luck there. And we'll talk to you soon. Thanks, man. Yeah. Man. Thanks for having me. I Ryan Terry guys. Also, so big fan of skyline chili. They fleming. Is he now? Yeah. I didn't think so he talked. We've had that talk about a fan. Yeah. I don't know. Just regional foods, and they get blown out of proportion like they're good. But then like anybody who's from there? It's like the first thing they say do you owe skyline. Chili skyline chili and then so it's built up built built up, and you go there, and you go. I've never had it myself. Have you had it? No, okay. 'cause I I didn't know it was on noodles. So it's like chili and noodles. That sounds very filling to me. I don't know. Yeah. I didn't think we'd get the cheese conversation. Mascarpone? That's garoppolo's March Scarponi, I think it is. Yeah. That'd be that's kind of a sweet cheese. I don't think you would put that on the chilly. I guess you could. Spicy of our day. We should find a way at least three times a week to talk to you. Absolutely all the cheeses. And we haven't played played Stephen a Smith in a while. But the hell. That one can't go with the I don't care if you just play it out of nowhere just randomly randomly they randomly. Yeah. Yeah. The matchup. I'm looking for. Stuck in her Henry, Derek Johnson? Like anytime, he talks the ball. There's the potential of that happening high potential. I'm looking forward to bear word. Billy ray. Smith, solid solid. We'll get into this. Obviously. We'll talk more Boetsche. Did you didn't get a chance yesterday's? We'll talk more about Bruce bocce retiring at the end of the season. What it means for the giants? Big news today. Manny Machado ten and three hundred Padres. And I was just looking at a piece where of course, the Phillies beat writers ran in Clearwater, Florida to the GM to go. Well, you gotta get Harper now because that's what they do. That's what everybody does now. But especially in Philly, he had some interesting comments. So maybe the Phillies are are not gonna bid against themselves Harper. So we can do that too. And what that means for the giants only here on these sports center. Tolbert and Lund. King MPR sports leader. Well, well, well. Yes. Our first giants cactus league broadcast Saturday. Yes. We have the entire season ahead would voting drops the retirement bomb. We weep. Uncontrollably. No, you it's simple as that. I believe he is started to cry tears. Browns have done a lot of managing with my gut, and my gut feeling just told me, you know, what it's time to help us all get.