35 Burst results for "Blake"
Ryan Girdusky: The GOP Disenfranchised White College Educated Voters
"I want to begin by asking you to tell us a little bit about what you think happened in the midterms because I know people have sort of been debating this. The last month, you know, what happened, what we can do better next time. And I think that we need to talk about it because that way we can have a better game plan moving forward into 2024 and future elections so that we aren't blindsided again. I think there are a lot of things happen. I don't think there's any singular one lesson to be learned. I think there's multiple lessons. So let's start with the fact that turnout. The media has created this narrative, first of all, there was a quote unquote youthquake that millions of young people angry about abortion came out and voted in masses to elect Democrats. The data so far shows that that didn't happen at all. Didn't happen whatsoever. Republican turnout was actually extremely good in this election. And minority turnout, especially among Democrats, was extremely poor. That's why you're looking at Republicans probably getting over 40% of the Asian vote, somewhere in the high 30s of the Hispanic vote. And the black vote remains basically stagnated about 10%. Where Republicans faltered was among white college educated voters, especially independent voters. They were really disenfranchised with the Republican Party, even though they agree with them on issues like crime and immigration, and they don't approve of Joe Biden's performance in The White House. They were very upset over two big issues one being abortion and the idea of a national abortion ban. And secondly, the narrative over the fact that the 2020 election was so they didn't want to look backwards. They wanted to look forward. And I think that and on top of that, you've had major Republican both candidates and senators like Rick Scott and candidates like masters talking about the idea of privatizing social security, really, really irritated a lot of independent voters. So take us to Arizona, Arizona had a four Republicans win and four Republicans lose. The four who lost ran, it was a Blake Lake of hobby and in that one other guy they ran as a ticket on the 2020 election being stolen. The four who won was Kimberly E Tom Thorne and then two other big Republicans and they won on conservative platform issues. Tom Thorne defeated an incumbent running against CRT running against DEI running against bilingual education. Kimberly Lee Yi is not a moderate Republican. She's very conservative. But their message was looking forward to not backwards and they won. And I think that in states and places where the issues were very quality of life conversations like New York with crime. You serve Republican search and when the election really became about Donald Trump, you saw Republicans lose.
What Happened to the Unified GOP in the Midterms?
"When we think back to when we were in power, when Trump was president, sure, there were some never trumpers, but for the most part, we all unified behind Trump. And when I think back to the State of the Union speeches, Trump gave, I can't think of a time when the Republican narrative was more clear. And the Democrats, while clearly opposed, you remember Nancy Pelosi physically ripping up Trump's speech, our whole side was quite unified. But ever since the midterm results of 2022, this unity has slowly disappeared. Some of it started in 2020 and maybe even more in 2021, but after November 8th, 2022, very quickly, conversations began about what went wrong and why, and people immediately started pointing fingers. There was a lot of Monday morning quarterbacking going on as they say. I know many of you have likely seen the infighting taking place. And it's very disturbing. Some say the midterms were great and maybe it wasn't a red wave, but hey, we control Congress. This group has a very positive outlook on how things went. And the party's recent expansion into the black and Hispanic vote were unheard of years ago. In fact, despite ballot shenanigans by the Democrat party, the GOP won the popular vote in the midterms by 6 points. Others say the midterms were far from a red wave. We were expecting a bloodbath, blowout election, where we'd control the House and the Senate, many thought this would happen because Biden seemed so obviously bad. With his policies so obviously harming Americans with record high inflation and people feeling it at the gas pump. But alas, we missed the mark. We overestimated our wins. We counted our chickens before they hatched maybe. Others say we've could have gotten far more seats, but we didn't because of various reasons, whether it was candidate quality or it was lack of fundraising or mismanagement of funds. As McConnell backed Murkowski instead of shabaka and left Blake masters out to dry. There are many reasons why people feel this election did not turn out the way we had hoped. But nevertheless, the point is, they are disappointed, and we are not unified.
Recapping Everything We Know About Arizona With Tyler Bowyer
"Boyer is here. Many of you know him from the last, it feels like a long month this last week. It's been a long year this last week. We've been everywhere and I'm telling you what. Again, I just want to reiterate for the entire audience, Charlie. There are only a few states that matter for 2024. We happen to be sitting in what I think is number one or number two. I think it's a really hard call to say that you've got Arizona. You've got Georgia. You've got Wisconsin. Those three states are going to really determine what the future of the fate of the country is going to be in 2024. And I'm, you know, we've been we've been working hard. We've been busting our tail. But I'm infuriated because the national apparatus, the national Republican apparatus has not taken that seriously here in Arizona. They just have it. And so we are now staring down doing everything we can, claw, tooth, nail, everything to make sure Abraham Hamid gets across the finish line. And I know that people are following that very closely. I've been throwing up 304 votes. Right now. Subject to change, obviously. And he's got to win in order to give us any kind of fighting chance for the future of Arizona. He's got to win. And so God bless those we've seen a lot of haters come out, a lot of moderates who did nothing. In fact, they were working against us. Working against conservatives in Arizona throughout this and now it's very clear that they were doing that. And now they have the gall after we are about to win or barely barely lose like a hair lose for Carrie or hair loose for Abe, our hair lose for these other guys. I mean, even Blake was like 2%. Our issue here is that now those people are coming out saying, oh, the Republican Party needs to refine itself. This is Liz Cheney stuff, guys. Let's change. You just got body slammed. If we want to get body slammed like Liz Cheney across the ballot, listen to these people. The heroes of Arizona this week were the ones that were chasing ballots and curing ballots because Abe amade. When he wins, it will be because of the cured ballots.
Senator Josh Hawley Discusses the Future of Senate Leadership
"Now is senator Josh hawley, one of the few fighters in the U.S. Senate, and I am so happy and thrilled that senator hawley's influence will be increasing because JD Vance is going to the U.S. Senate senator Holly, how you doing? I'm doing great, Charlie. Thanks for having me. I know you and I are both on the ground with JD Vance. I wish we would make Blake masters as well, but sending JD is a big deal. Thank you. And thank you for all your help with that. Let me just kind of start with the leadership election or selection I should say yesterday. Tell us what you can without breaching any confidentiality of what happened behind closed doors with what looks like now senator McConnell is going to be continued leader of the Senate minority. Well, listen, I'll just tell you what my position has been, which is that I voted for new leadership. I said before the election, Charlie, that I wasn't going to support to Mitch McConnell for leader. I don't think that he has led the party in a good direction. I think the results of this last election make that clear. And I think we need a different direction clear. I mean, if you look at this last election and you say, oh, everything's fine. It's just fine, you know? We don't need to make any changes. I just say, if you're a Republican, you know, you're delusional. Particularly if you're one of these D.C. Republicans that didn't give the candidates anything to run on, that didn't actually put forward a coherent agenda. The basically just set off Biden sucks. He's no good vote for us. You know what we learned out of this election is that independent voters, they actually want you to come out and fight for them. They actually want you to come be on their side. It's not enough to say it's our turn. You have to go show them that you're willing to fight for them. And I don't think Senate leadership has done that. So Charlie, I voted no and you know, I urged for there to be new leadership, and I asked both of the guys who were running, which was Mitch McConnell and Rick Scott from Florida. I asked both of them, what are you going to do to put forward an agenda that will actually deliver for the American people, not just talk, not just do press appearances, but what are you going to do that will actually deliver?
Do Not Trust Any Polls on Donald Trump
"The Washington Post this is the fix Here's a headline showing you why you should absolutely ignore any poll on Donald Trump This is a piece written October 24th 2016 Just a couple of weeks before the 2016 election which of course Donald Trump won Here's a headline that Washington Post Donald Trump's chances of winning are approaching zero Crystallize Aaron Blake Washington Post ignore it going forward You're going to see a thousand different polls Trump Pompeo Trump Paley Trump desantis Trump Hogan Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump Trump versus his kids Trump versus Melania Trump versus Ivanka Trump versus Marvin the Martian Forget in Disregard them I'm telling you disregard the polls Do not use them as any type of God If you want to vote for Trump because you like them do it If you want to vote for desantis because you like them do it But do not be swayed by ridiculous polls going forward especially when it comes to Donald Trump
Democrats Fundraising Crushes Republicans in Senate Races
"Can you guess? How much more freaking money did Mark Kelly raise over Blake masters? Can you guess? I want you to put a number in your mind right now. And I'm guarantee you what I'm about to tell you about the blow that number out the water. Mark Kelly ray 73 million dollars. 73 million. Blake masters raised 9 million. I'm about to walk out the set. I'm about to walk off the set. I'm about to walk off the show. 73 million versus 9 million, of course there's mastro. 46 million. 12 million. The Hassan and New Hampshire, 36 million. Balduk. I think it's how you say his name, boulder. 2 million. Fetterman 52 million. Doctor Oz 37 million. Warnock 75 million. Herschel Walker 32 million. That's why they beating us. They are smoking us. In raising money and we think it's voter fraud alone.
Jennifer Horn: 'Mitch McConnell Gamed All of Us'
"So many problems right now with our party and so much of it comes from leadership. Today, I've been saying that Mitch McConnell game to all of us. I don't think he really cared about winning the majority in the Senate. He let Blake masters hang. He let Adam laxalt hang. He had no intention of helping Herschel Walker. He is not doing that. He allowed them to be outspent, Democrats at fought. Yes, they had to spend a lot of money, but they maintained those seats because Mitch McConnell failed, not because Donald Trump failed. What I don't and I also think we need a new leader of the R and C, I'd love to see. Someone like a Lee's Eldon come in, who knows how to identify issues who knows how to talk to people and who knows how to fight. Those would be great changes to the Republican Party. I am disappointed and I do hear what you're saying and I don't necessarily disagree because gosh, the future we have no guarantees. So if you tell Ron DeSantis, hey, you can run in four years. You can run again in 2028. These are things that we can't guarantee someone, but I do think if they broke her to deal and Trump gets in and in four years or after Ron DeSantis is done as governor of Florida, he gets appointed as Secretary of State or some high level position within the Trump administration, he's beautifully appointed to run his own very successful race right now. Trump knows where all the bodies are buried and he's already started the work. It's up to America to let him finish that.
Chad Connelly: Republicans Did a Poor Job Setting Expectations
"Chad, the pollsters got it all wrong. And I'm not sure that most, I'm not sure anybody had this projected the right way, because when you actually break down a lot of these races, there was no way the Republicans were ever going to win those 5 or 6 or 7 seats that they were projecting was going to happen. In reality, my question is, was there really a red wave in the first place? You know, I think that we did a really poor job of setting expectations because, you know, when you tell people you're going to win big, you kind of suppress your own vote. Now, we set some record turnouts and has some good wins, but I think you're right. It's an uphill climb. We only had to only have like ten or 12 seats to target had to defend 20 something ourselves. And that flips in 24. But I do think you're on the something that we poorly set and certainly poorly managed or expectations. I don't know if you saw this, but it took to your point when Blake masters has $9 million to run for Senate in Arizona. And Mark Kelly has $75 million. That's not a level playing Bill and it's very difficult to unseat an incumbent who outspends you almost ten to one. So
Corum runs for 162 yards, No. 3 Michigan beats Nebraska 34-3
"CFP number three Michigan is Tanner no after Blake coram led a 34 three win over Nebraska Quorum ran for 162 yards and a touchdown He already wrapped up his 7th consecutive 100 yard rushing game by halftime and scored on the Wolverine's first possession JJ McCarthy was 8 of 17 for 129 yards with two touchdown passes McCarthy also ran for a three yard score late in the third quarter putting Michigan ahead 24 three The wolverines allowed just 146 total yards It was Nebraska's 21st consecutive loss against ranked opponents since 2016 I'm Dave ferry
Midterm Results Continue to Roll In
"Midterm results continue to come in and of course one question is why are they coming in so late? The New York Times keeps talking about technical glitches and Republicans are calling into question these elections and to my knowledge, no one has actually said that the elections of fraudulent, the 2022 elections, but there are lots of there's lots of frustration, law, why does this happen only in swing states? Why is it taking so long to count a relatively small number of votes? How come other countries do it so much more quickly? So yeah, my cousin, Venezuelan cousin, is like wondering, hey, guys, what's going on? I mean, you know, third world country can do it faster. What are you doing? What's going on? What's going on? Two big results that did come out. One is that Blake masters lost in Arizona. That's a disappointment I was hoping that masters would make it master's campaign kind of together would carry Lake and holiday. They were kind of campaigning as a team, but of course what happens is you got to realize that even if they're campaigning as a team, they're not going to be judged as a team. People are going to judge masters against Mark Kelly and this guy is very chameleonic, very clever, and playing the astronaut car. You always thought he said that. And also the other cardi plays very well is his wife, congresswoman Gabby, is that yeah, yeah. Yeah. So, you know, she was shot ten years ago, 11 years ago. And so he plays, he plays that card really well. The combination. The combination of gun violence and all those things. So I knew that he wanted to go to Washington to kind of hammer at the gun control issue. On a happier note for us, in Nevada, a big result, Joe lombardo running in the governor's race, knocks out the incumbents. Yeah, and he's like so cute. He's like this old sheriff guy, you know? It's like I loved his I love this campaign come up with a sister I kept announcing and saying he's ineffective and so on and but so I can give him a speech basically saying that sheriff and the country is right here Joe lombardo stand up Joe. Let's have a round of applause for Joe so lombardo just played that as his ad saying listen, this is coming from my apartment. Very effective.
Harmeet Dhillon Just Stepped Out of the Republican War Room in Arizona
"She's the chairperson of the Republican national lawyers association, and she is somewhere very, very relevant now. Help me dealing, where have you just stepped out of? I've just stepped out of the Republican National Committee of Republican war room in Arizona and Scottsdale where lawyers for the Blake masters campaign to carry Lake campaign a couple other campaigns and a team of R and C lawyers and data people are here working very hard to monitor the vote counting and keep it honest. And so we've been here all day for a few days now. The whole team and we feel pretty good about the fact that we have eyes and ears everywhere are necessary to keep this honest. But even so as Tucker mentioned, there's human error and there's frankly a lack of concern on the part of judges and election officials about the right to vote. And they make it unnecessarily difficult. And by errors, they undermine public confidence in the outcome of elections,
Kelly holds Arizona Senate seat for Dems, defeating Masters
"Arizona's Mark Kelly holds on to his Senate seat Democratic senator Mark Kelly won his bid for reelection in the crucial swing state of Arizona He beat Republican venture capitalist Blake masters with vice president Kamala Harris tiebreaking vote Democrats can retain control of the Senate by winning either than the Vader race which remains too early to call or next month's runoff in Georgia Republicans must now win both of those races to take the majority I'm sure Adler
Kellyanne Conway: We Need More Unity in the Republican Party
"I like what Kellyanne Conway said to Jesse waters last night on Fox News. I'm glad both men. Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis are in the Republican Party and have records of accomplishment that people can point to and want to emulate in their own states and people who want to run for office because they're inspired by candidates by leaders like them who don't back down who get things done who work with a volume and a velocity. I would love to see the two of them up on the stage in Georgia with I don't know a throw Brian Kemp and Mike Pence in there too. Jesse, I think we need more unity unity and less devices than the Republican Party. Because guess what? We've got the best policies and messages. We don't have unity right now. The Democrats have no good policies and no aspirational hopeful forward looking messages, but they showed a lot of unity last week, ginning up their base and it paid off in some of these elections. She's so right. Gosh, darn it. She's so good. She is as smart as it gets. And we need more unity right now. We got to figure out a way, especially now on behalf of Herschel Walker, looks like it could very well all boil down to Georgia again, although I like Adam laxalt in Nevada, I like Blake masters chance. Chances in Arizona, who knows, we could get all of them.
Who Decides the 'Best' Candidates for the Republican Party?
"Now we have three seats that are still out Arizona Nevada and Georgia Three seats still out Adam laxalt Blake masters Herschel Walker Now McConnell came in later and endorsed walker after trashing him in the Republican primary but then said okay we can endorse him They came in later and they endorsed Adam laxalt Okay I guess we can endorse him Not a penny for a masters Now who's to say If there was an O'Day type candidate a rhino running in Nevada that it even be close Against an incumbent Democrat It wouldn't be Who's to say That if somebody other than Blake masters was nominated in Arizona and I backed somebody else who's to say the attorney general there would be as close as masters was We have no idea Who's to say if anybody else was nominated other than Herschel Walker in Georgia that we'd still be in that fight We have no idea So why is this constant effort to say well you got to pick the best candidates who's to say these weren't the best candidates
Mike Lindell Was on the Job Checking Voting Patterns
"We talk about? I mean, I want to talk obviously about the election, but you've got all kinds of insight and information that we don't have. So share it with us as you were able. Well, I'm going to give you an overall hope right out of the gate. How sad Eric okay? When I went to bed at 2 o'clock on election night, remember if praying speech, we are running the real-time crime desk and the last thing I seen was a $200,000 vote injection in Michigan into meant to pronounce sardine and Nestlé. Dana Nestlé saw they just crush Matt, right? Just right there in that moment. And Carrie Lake was down by a quarter million votes and you had like all these Blake mass masters down Mark fincham down. All these people, it looked like they were going to just steal the whole country, okay? And we watched in real time fetterman and Oz and they kept injecting 90,000 votes. This is coming, Eric. This comes right out of the Edison report, which is people don't realize what we knew this time. It codes out to all the things. We use the CNN feed. Every vote in the country goes through Edison research in New Jersey. So I want people to understand this that goes through there. So our cyber guys are reading this in real time and drawing these graphs and they showing impossibilities that can only be done by computers, right? So we're watching this happen and I go, wow, this is, you know, I'm praying I'm going, God, don't let him steal everything. You know, we have to, we really needed to have the House and the Senate to slowly destruction of our country, why we get rid of these machines. Well, I wake up in the morning, by the way, I'm gonna backtrack. The morning of the election, what miracle that happened, I get up and you hear from all over the country, 30 some states had machine problems. What? You know, it was beautiful. You know, you heard it coming out of Arizona. You heard it on Fox News, you heard it on CNN. You heard it around the world. So
How Blake Masters and Kari Lake Can Win Arizona
"Steve Cortez, you're optimistic about Arizona. That's fascinating. Tell me why in the case of both Carrie Lake and Blake masters. Yes. Well, in the case of Carrie Lake. I think it's clearer there that there remaining batches of ballots that are outstanding and not Charlie Turk by way did a great job to get into all the details of this. But when you look at it just mathematically in terms of the probability where the remaining votes are, the percentages that she has already accrued in those very jurisdictions and the total outstanding. It's very likely that not only is she going to win, but actually by a reasonably comfortable margin. I don't mean 10%. But I mean, by a few percent. And I think she has made that case quite well herself as have others who have looked deeply into the numbers. Now, it's much less clear on Blake masters. I will admit that. But I'm facing my optimism there, primarily on talking directly to him and to his campaign team. They believe that it's going to be very, very close, but on a similar trajectory in half as Carrie Lake just not as numerically big a margin. I want to say, by the way, speaking of reasons why we underperformed. And again, we're going to take the house, I believe we're going to take the Senate. So there are also reasons to rejoice. But at the same time, it's like an athletic team wins, but didn't play as well as they should have. They should be introspect. Every good coach does that to a team. Okay, you won, but I'm actually going to be across you than if you lost. Because you underperformed. Another reason looking at underperformers. Why is Blake masters in this? This showdown was apparently being a photo finish. A big part of the reason is that Mitch McConnell decided to use his tens of millions of dollars as massive war chests on fights that are ultimately futile, for example, on Doctor Oz in Pennsylvania, a terrible candidate who never should have been our nominee or on the intra Republican Party feud in Alaska rather than giving one penny. He didn't spend anything on Blake masters in Arizona. And even if Blake masters ultimately loses, he clearly was an incredibly effective candidate to come this close and I think he's going to win, but I'm saying even if he were to lose, he has proven that he's an incredibly effective candidate as a newcomer to politics to take on an incumbent well funded senator like Mark Kelly and take him right down to the wire.
Can Republicans Be Moved to Do the Right Thing?
"Can you name any Republicans who have said what you just said? There are a few but not enough. Well, one of them is JD Vance. I mean, he didn't say that exactly the terms that I just used, but I was deeply involved with this campaign. And so I'd like to think that was part of why he got there, but primarily just because of the kind of candidate he is the kind of man he is. So there are some saying that sort of thing. Blake masters who I hope is going to prevail. I believe is one of your girl in Arizona that's very similar things. But there were not enough candidates saying that. No. In other words, there was far too much of simply prosecute the case against Biden, which should be done. And that's relatively easy to do, but there was not enough of and here are our action item solutions that are achievable, by the way, that I'm not high in the sky. I mean, that's a showdown we can have that we should have and that we better have quite frankly come January. And I mean right out of the gate in January in this new Congress, at least on the house side, look sure to be under GOP control. Do you think Kevin McCarthy will say either of the two things you said? Not what he forced to, not let these pressure to. No, let's say I am extremely skeptical. I have to say the least, that's what a mildly of McCarthy I regularly attacked his record. I think he is a corporatist established and sellout. He does the bidding of big tech. Again and again. So no, I don't believe that he left his own devices at least to his own donations will go there. But can he be pushed there by his caucus? Yes, I think perhaps he can't. You know, I don't think McCarthy has many principles and one of the only upsides to having a leader without principles is that he can be moved and he can be moved significantly if he thinks it's in his own self interest to maintain his speakership. So I don't think he will be he needs to be led there. He won't be the leader of that movement.
Delaying the Count in Arizona Is a Disgrace
"Here's the dilemma. They're still counting. I mean, right now, I gotta Derek just sent me some information. They're counting the ballots in Arizona. They still don't have a total. But the more they count, the tighter the races are. Carrie Lake keeps gaining ground in the gubernatorial race. Blake masters keeps gaining ground. On the senatorial race, I don't know how in the world we could be in November of 2022 America and their show apparently backwards in their election process in Arizona that they can't count the ballots until I guess the end of the week. How's that happen? How does Florida a state with three times as many people as Arizona have no problem with elections? We can count the ballots, announce them that night might be late in the night, but hey, election night, we know the outcome. No, not Arizona. We're still waiting on Maricopa. Oh, we're still waiting over here. Oh, there's and these are all apparently walk in ballots. Meaning people showed up on election day. Well, that was Tuesday. This is Thursday. You can't count, aren't they machines? Don't the machines tabulate the outcome? Oh, but the blue ink is in as good as the black ink and the edges of the paper don't lie. It is a disgrace what's happening in his eras. It was happening in Arizona right now as a disgrace.
"blake" Discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Joining us right now is Blake masters who is now officially the nominee for the United States Senate race in Arizona, which will be the most consequential race period bar none in the entire cycle Blake. Congratulations. Welcome back to the program. Charlie, thank you so much. You called it yesterday. We did. Thank you. We did call it so Blake, how are you feeling? Talk a little bit about what you just accomplished, the journey you were on, and let's talk a little bit about Mark Kelly and how people can help you. Yeah, thank you. Feeling great, you know, we put in over a year of hard work. Like I must have met tens of thousands of Arizona voters and man, it was an honor and I had the time of my life and the great news is, you know, we don't have to stop. We just get to keep sprinting all the way through November 8th. Now it's just me and Mark Kelly and as you and I discussed, this Senate race is probably the most important country. And so it's going to be an honor and a privilege to expose Mark Kelly's left wing track record. And when I just tell the truth about him, they're lying about me already, of course. But when I just tell the truth about Mark Kelly and how he's just helped Biden accomplish all of this chaos and destruction, we're going to win this race. I love it. So Blake, you ran a phenomenal race just for everyone to understand Blake has never served in office before. He was significantly outspent by competitors. Other people had statewide elected office. And you ran a really honorable race Blake, honestly. You didn't get down in the gutter. You responded fire with fire if they attacked you directly, but you really kind of took the high road. Can you just talk a little bit about that? You were smeared and slandered. I endorsed you personally. I've known you for a long time. Turning point action did. But I was super motivated by some of the smears that came after you, but you just kept on with the high road. That was really interesting for me to see just talk a little bit about that. Yeah, thank you. And you know, I told my wife at the beginning of the race, I would not run negative attack ads. I don't believe in it. First of all, it's not my character. It's not what I think is a moral to do. But second, it doesn't work. People don't want that. People are tired of that madness. You know, things don't work right now in this country. We're going in the wrong direction. So why not use a candidacy an opportunity to talk about policy? And here's what's gone wrong. Here's what we need to do. Yes. And I've stayed focused on the issues talking about that wide open border, how we need to secure it, talking about the crazy Democrat inflation. Talking about the indoctrination in schools that the left is trying to push on our kids. And so we just stay laser focused on a positive message. Turns out people like that.
"blake" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Hey, we were back second hours live, the big 12 story making the rounds and we'll talk to our next guest about that as well as big 12 of the we'll have 14 schools next year. That was a big story earlier today. Blake top Meyer joins us. We had a great visit with Blake down on the beach a week ago. He is back, of course, from USA Today. He's written about a number of things, including lane kiffin, the portal king, Blake, joining us now. Boy, good afternoon, great to have you back on the program. And let's get right to kiffin because he's such an interesting character and you have written about him recently. About all the attraction, all the attention, and the people he is attracting in the portal, good afternoon. Yes, thanks, Paul. I asked lane down and best in about his portal king strategy. And it was interesting because it gave lane a chance to, if he wanted to sort of puff out his chest a little bit about all these transfers, he'd piled up and in fact, he went a little bit the other way and said, you know, on paper, everything looks good. But there's a reality in the locker room and culture and how all these transfers affect your chemistry that isn't factored into transfer portal rankings. And this is coming from a guy who's rated the portal about as much as anyone. But you know, I think I maybe don't put as much stock into some of that as others do. I think team chemistry is important, but to Georgia win the national championship because of its team chemistry or because it had 15 NFL NFL Draft picks, right? I think talent is the most important thing. And I think all this has done very well at improving its talent and addressing some departures that had endured off last year's sugar bowl team. The lingering questions I have with Holmes is not necessarily chemistry. How do they replace Matt corral at quarterback? We didn't come out of the spring with an obvious choice as starting quarterback. I don't think at all this. And then two, I think they're also a little bit suspect that at linebacker and particularly with the departure of chance Campbell from that position. So I'm more look at things like from a positional standpoint whereas lane is wondering how all these transfers are going to affect chemistry, which is probably fair for him to wonder about, but I think at the end of the day, he's going to be glad he added all this talent. Like I want to ask you about kitchen because if you talk to SEC fans, he has this reputation as a blowhard saying all these crazy things. But maybe it's my imagination, but every time I'm with him, he's very low key, he does, he's nothing like his image. How do you find lane kiffin, when you're with him in a setting like last week? It's interesting because I think let's use Tennessee fans as an example who experienced lane in his younger days and then experienced first pearl. I think to some extent you would like lump lane and Bruce together in terms of their personality. But I think that really couldn't be further from the truth. Like Bruce is the extrovert taken off his shirt in the crowd for a women's basketball game, whereas lane, I think, actually, despite his Twitter persona, you mentioned that he really is kind of like a low key introvert. He's not, he's not really in person what you see on Twitter. I think he's a cerebral guy in some ways and understated guy. I think he's certainly a mature person now than he was more than a decade ago when he arrived in the SEC at Tennessee. And interestingly, you know, within the last year to two years, at times, I think lane has emerged as a voice of reason. Out of this conference, which is, which is really quite fascinating, because I think if you would have said ten years ago that one of the SEC's voices of reason would be lane kiffin, I don't know that anyone would have believed that, but I really think he's positioned himself that way. And again, I just go back to for all the quips and all the funny stuff he does on Twitter. I mean, a lot of that's just like a couple words in an emoji, right? Like in person, this is someone who's, like I said, very cerebral, very rational and at times, low key and introverted. Talking to Blake Tod mayor Blake, of course, the news today about the big 12 expanding. It's hard to get a handle on where they are and we had a guest on earlier who referenced their search for a commissioner. You know how these things take forever. But best guess, well, today's announcement of the inclusion of everyone playing next year, does that affect owe you in Texas or are we still stuck on 25? Yeah, I don't know that it does affect owe you in Texas. Certainly not for 23. I mean, I think at this point, we've heard pretty clearly from the SEC that the 2025 is the date, I think it's possible still, we might see that cycle forward one year. But I don't think we're going to see a cycle forward two years. I think the big 12 at a minimum is going to have at least one season as a 14 team league. And you might think this is a little bold call, but I think during that brief stretch, top to bottom with the addition of BYU Cincinnati, Houston and UCF and OU and Texas still being around for a year or two, I think you could make the case during that stretch that top to bottom, the big 12 would be the best conference in college football that doesn't mean they'd produce the national champion that doesn't mean they'd be as good at the top as the SEC. But if you were to do like a conference RPI and football like they do in basketball, I don't even know if they do that football and certainly it really doesn't matter. But if you were to do that during that one or two year stretch where the big 12 has 14 teams, I think you might see the big 12 would rate out in the analytics.
"blake" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Of college football lives here. This is the Paul fine bomb show, our Ford podcast. And we welcome you back to the final hour of our program day one of the SEC basketball tournament. We're planning to be here for a couple of days and look forward to talking to you. We'll talk to Blake top Meyer and later in this hour. As we branch out a little bit and get beyond some of the basketball issues of the day. And more of your phone calls. At 8 5 5 two four two 7 two 8 5. Homer is up next in the Louisiana. Home. We're doing good. Where have you been? I haven't heard from you in a long time. I know, bro, I've been watching you. Well, good. Homer, we're doing great. So what's going on in your life? Crazy one time. And you went crazy. Yeah. What happened? Thank you, which is a precious stuff, bro you want to talk about that today? There's a good, where do you want to talk about? I just want to tell you how, but I do want to ask you. Are they going to get Albert? Well, LSU is definitely going to get a big. I'm not overly optimistic about how long they're going to stay here, but they've had a, they've had a moderately good year. I think they have a chance to make noise, but I'm betting against them being here, Sunday. But it shows lamps. How do you think of the new, what do you think of the new football coach you don't like you? Don't even ask me, bro I want to know. You don't like it. And I wonder if no game. I don't like it. Does it partial? I just don't like it. I hope it's your new well. But it seems to be like a Charlotte. How can you be a charlatan? Good. He just talks a lot of trash. I don't think he's too coach. I just think he has good programs. There's his bills. There was a poll out yesterday by a reputable writer. I think it was Bruce Feldman. And he ranked Brian Kelly the number four coach in America. And you're calling him, are you serious? Yeah, I'm serious. Wow. I mean, you didn't hide. You didn't hire some unproven coach there. You hired one of the most successful coaches in football. Yes, sir. Why am I sitting here in Tampa trying to convince another shoe fan of how good Brian Kelly is? I don't know, our conversation just go every week to make sure that Homer listens. Well, I'm really not, but that's okay. Thanks for the call. You call us again. Brian is up next. Brian, good afternoon. Hey, good afternoon, Paul Brian Heron from seminal Florida. And I'd like to know what you think about will Kentucky ever play my favorite Indiana hoosiers again. You know, I hope so. And I say, I say this about when I started.
"blake" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Sort of an outsider, not sort of an outsider, definitely an outsider. A young hotshot coach lane kiffin from California. He leaves after one season. And then Tennessee, which swings and misses on the higher to replace that hires Derek Dooley, who's one of the worst Tennessee football coaches in the programs last hundred years. And they've sort of been trying to climb out of this pit since then. You look at auburn then. Okay, they fire a coach who is largely successful, took them to a national championship game and Gus Mao zed, but it had started to fizzle toward the end. I can see a former comparison there, right? Then you bring in and outsider, not a hot young guy, from California, but nonetheless an outsider from Idaho. If they move on from Brian hartson after one year, kif and left of his own accord, but still, you're moving on from a coach after one year. And I think there we reached the critical juncture. Tennessee, hiring Derek Dooley, a hire that ultimately didn't work out. And I think history has reflected that was a pretty poor hire. I think to put it mildly. And then Tennessee spiral. I think that's why this higher becomes very critical for auburn if they do indeed move past Brian harsh. And now some things have changed in the years since then, of course. I think with the ability to bring in transfers and having immediate eligibility, I think it can sometimes be easier now for a first year coach to quickly rebuild a program than maybe during that stretch where Tennessee was sort of wandering through the desert. So some things have changed. The programs are different, but I do think it's a fair comparison thing. Blake Todd Meyer speaking about the Brian situation, Blake finally, tomorrow is this meeting in Birmingham, this SEC head coach's meeting. Do you sense? And I realize you're not on the ground in auburn, but from a distance as it appeared that the university will let him go to that meeting, or do you think that they will try to attempt to resolve this before? I think the faster you can resolve it, the better, right? But I think if you're going to, if you're going to put forward the image that you're doing a fair investigation here, you don't want to also then show that you're trying to rush this along and just try to prevent harsin from going to this meeting. You know, we've done the Tennessee comparison. So let's do it again. When Tennessee was investigating Jeremy Pruitt around this time last year, actually it was about 13 months ago. They let Pruitt fly out to California to try to maintain Henry's hotel on his roster and prevent try to talk Henry toe toe and to not transfer. And a lot of people took that at the time as evidence that, oh, Tennessee is going to keep Peru. Why would you let him fly out to California and try to talk to a current player if you're going to fire him days later anyway? Well, sure enough, Tennessee fired him days later. So I do think that as long as Brian is on the job, you have to let him do his job. And whenever you reach a reach a conclusion of what you're going to do, one way or the other, then you act, but no, I don't think you can, I don't think you can keep a guy from doing his job and fulfilling his duties while he's while he's still on the job. I mean, if you've got enough to fire him, if you want to fire him, then do it. If not, let the guy do his job until you reach a decision. Well, said, when you have to start using Jeremy Pruitt in an equation, you know, we got a problem here. Blake, hey, thank you very much for joining us. It's always great to hear from you. Absolutely good talking to you, Bill. Todd Meyer from USA Today just saw headline coming from AL dot com under the heading of Joseph Goodman, one of the prominent columnists there, the headline auburn's message to Brian is clear. It's over. You are listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast. Mike is up next in Kentucky. Hey, Mike, good afternoon to you. Hey, Paul, how are you doing? This afternoon. The longer this drags out this situation at auburn, the better Brian Hess, I guess that's his name. The better he looks and the worst university looks. I mean, they got a lot of nerve trying to. Hire a lancelot link secret chimp investigation trying to dig up dirt on this guy when the guy they want to bring in comes complete with his own dirt and I'm talking about he freeze. What do you think, Paul? Well, again, I can't add to that until he freezes hired and Brian harston is fired. But. Listen, I'm at a loss for words at this point because we really have no earthly idea. What they're looking into or why they're trying to manufacture a case. I don't care if you fire a coach, but if you don't, based on the fact that you don't think he's a good coach. And come out and say we made a mistake. We're correcting it. It happens in business every day of the year. Exactly. Pay the man what you owe him is sending him down the road. But they really look just it's really putting a bad line. It looks to me like they're trying to send you down the road and not paying. And that's a breach of contract and, you know, there's an old saying my family. Yeah, but that's typical. I mean, Tennessee tried to do that last year of Tennessee had written a check for what $13 million to Jeremy proth. They may have saved themselves a lot of aggravation, but they decided not to. And brought a lot of negativity to them. Randall is in Arkansas. Hey, Randall. Hello, Paul. How are you? Very well. Thank you. Paul, very proud to be a razorback today. I called to brag on the razorback athletic program. I believe that €100 check has got all the proper pieces in place for us to persevere. I watched a heck of a ball game last night. I think people know when you come in to say, you're going to have your hands full now. It's a very proud as a razorback. One more thing, Paul real quick. I noticed that you and I have become unique members of a club. I see this morning that GM block ten of us yesterday at one time. Oh, really? Yeah, you and I have 8 of your other regulars. Just block this all. So one of the I have now rejoined that club, I had to I had been allowed to see him on Twitter and now I'm in purgatory again. So well, so now that we got this club hall, we need to have meetings. We should. So at these meetings, there's going to be some drink. And there's going to be some fighting. And they'll probably be some sex. What you better hope, what you better hope is that you and I are the only ones that show up. Yeah, you're right. Listen, the list of people who have been, we should start doing, there should be a list every week of the personalities that have blocked the most people. And I disagree with some of my friends out there. I don't believe in that. If you want to follow us here on the program, you're going to follow us. And I am not going to be petty, but I've had other people who say if you criticize me, I'm putting it into it. So to me, it's a free country, you can do whatever you want. Yeah, don't block me. Just because I say something, you know why? The gym and I refined, but because of his bipolar situation, you can be fine on Monday and he'll hate you on Tuesday and don't even have to have a reason. So you think that's what it is. I've been racking my brain. There's so many different. Descriptions to make of his personality, but bipolar is a good one. I'm not going to quibble with that. That's what I'm thinking to. All right, Paul, you have a great day and we pick..
"blake" Discussed on Broken Record
"You know what? I don't know if I ever heard that recording or if you just showed me as a compositional idea when we started talking about making a record. I have a memory of you playing the chords for me on guitar. And then me playing those back and you playing the baseline and that that was that was sort of my understanding of the song. Maybe at some point I might have heard that B I mean, probably heard it before Chris played it that day at the studio, but I can't be certain and it was totally different from the first pieces that I heard by you guys, which were more drum and bass line. Yeah, yeah, absolutely. Yeah, that may have been intentional. I may have pledged that so as not to influence you in any way. Yeah. We're going to take a quick break here and then we'll be back with more from Rick's conversation with penal palladino and Blake mills. Today, business is a balancing act. You want your data to be protected and secured. And your customers want seamless and easy. With IBM, you can do both. Companies can monitor threats across clouds, address all those industry regulations, and still create all new customer experiences. AI powered security that customers trust. That's why so many businesses work with IBM. Visit IBM dot com to learn more. Today, we live in a world of the unexpected. But your customers still expect things to be simple and personalized. With IBM, you can do both. Businesses can automate IT processes across clouds, so employees can spend more time on customer needs. So whatever comes your way, you've got it covered. Saving time and improving customer service. That's why so many businesses work with IBM. Visit IBM dot com to learn more. We're back with the rest of Rick Rubin's conversation with penal palladino and Blake mills. How different is it playing on a session versus playing for your own piece? It's overall the same approach because I'm reacting to the piece of music, whether it's mine or somebody else's and trying to bring something to it and just bring some light into it somehow. But if it's my own thing, I get a lot more time for one thing. I could do something one day and come back the next day, message, which is not always the best thing is that sometimes you first instantly is the thing and you have to be safe for yourself. So absolutely putting more time into something doesn't necessarily make it better. Yeah, you can exhaust possibilities, but you probably come back to you first things. Tell me a little bit more about session work in general just because you've done a lot. Tell me about that experience, what's it like playing with different people, what's it like if you like the material, what's it like if you don't like the material? I think fundamentally the thing that I always come back to, you know, it's really you're being asked to play on something as people they want you there, obviously they had something that I've done and they want me to be a part of the music. So you know, you went in straight away. It's somebody's actually asked you to come because they want you there. So really, I think then it becomes really important how you turn up how you present yourself. And I'm not talking about clothes. Or any of that, I'm just talking about what you bring to the studio in terms of your confidence and your ability to communicate with people. It's really important straight away that you try and set up some sort of way of dialog. That's a really important thing for me. And then the music is more than more often than not the easy part of it. Once you've established that, you know, you're there to do a great job and you're open to communication ideas. And that's really important as a session player. If that thing even exists anymore like it used to, I'm not even sure it does. And then in terms of like when you hear the song, sometimes we had songs and I just thought, wow, I'm so lucky to get to play on this thing. It's all really sounds amazing. And as long as I don't fucking spoil it, it's going to be great. How different are the different playing on different genres of music in terms of what the feeling of the session was like. Yeah, fitting into the genre. That's a thing. I mean, I've always felt like I wanted to just play the best possible thing I've been thinking of within that genre. I guess you need to be here to a lot of music to be able to do that. And how an appreciation for the different sort of skills involved in different genres of music. I think there's a really similar role in producing as there has been being a session player in that you have to quickly infer what's what's not going to be spelled out for you, what's not going to be sort of explained or what's not figured out by the artist so that the artist could come in and has the freedom to focus on whatever it was important to them. You know, whether you're you've got an instrument in your hand or not, everybody's on the same team servicing the same goals and allowing each other to be themselves and do what they're special at doing. You know, when you were early in your career, it would typically be playing on the floor with a band of musicians. Would that be correct? No, because I came to you in the 80s. So it was more often than not sitting in the control room with a producer an artist. Wow. Because I think that was your experience as well, yes? Yeah. I mean, after being in a band and making a record with an ensemble started to do sessions with producers who layered things and solo artists that was definitely the way that we would build records. Everything I ever did with you was always an ensemble recording. Yeah. So there were certain times where, for whatever reason, that's what you were doing. I remember the very first time that we worked together on an ensemble recording and I do too. It was definitely. It was definitely. It was wild. It was a fast learning curve because I remember the expectation was different than what was happening in the moment. Completely. I mean, in so many ways, too, there was like the question you had earlier about genre, you know, and how important that is, how much that can affect your approach. There was a bait and switch in terms of the genre that I was expecting. We were going to be working in that day. Not by anybody in particular or intentionally, but just we went in with a preconceived notion of an artist's background and their repertoire and what we were probably going to be working on. And then it did a complete one 80. And it was great because we all sort of responded to only what was happening in the moment. And we were creating new music that was not informed by what we knew and.
"blake" Discussed on The Thought Card
"Traveler is welcome back to another episode of the thought card podcast today. I have tom blake with me. And we're gonna be talking all about the pros and cons of the digital.
"blake" Discussed on The Toy Reviewer
"Perfect two thousand years as see. I told you. I defeated that battle of the titan. Yeah yeah yeah. I guess you're not bad at using spells. I share him. Not so. I feel like i've battled the ancient before slash harmony. Because for some reason. I have to six trialed route really. Yeah i don't know how. Maybe i battled her before but completely forgot so why have. Ancient statue of her could dapi a desire of our friendship. Maybe i guess he just forgot because you watched a bunch of detective movies all the time. Hey it's all my fault. They're actually really good. So wars this mystery anyway. Supposed to be for while i just wanted to guess no more about the harmony but i guess you know more about her than i do. Yeah i mean. If i battled her of course i might know more better still mystery. Yeah it sure is still mystery and there's a new arena going on yeah. Let me guess competed in that too. But for some reason i decided to continue still watching detective movies. Why hopefully when we have new updates and prodigy. We will be waiting for them. Yep we share will be and i guess you could call us a mystery because now you know cases solves and that i like to watch the tech movies yeah But anyways guys. I hope you enjoyed this mystery rope. Life blake thank you again for joining us and disclaimer action. Real voice actions. But if you want you can think he's real way what nothing nothing anyways. But hopefully i'll see guys maneuver next podcast. And i know that i'm not doing a lot of toy podcast and it's not because i'm sick of them. I just kinda wanna do also something else. Besides just reviewing toys even boy name is the of your maybe could be like the all reviewer review all i know i haven't been reviewing much since the last couple of weeks but hopefully i will review a toy mo just really want to do some podcasts squad and especially since we got our new squad number but hopefully are my next podcast based off of a game or wanna toy so make sure checked out and make sure to follow me to see. Get all my latest podcasts. All right bye. Everyone have a marvelous day..
"blake" Discussed on Pardon My Take
"More time numbers so everyone say their number and we'll send everyone on their way and we'll see you on friday sixty nine. I'm sticking with nine for blake's seventeen sixty seven. This one actually counts. Actually counts folks ninety six ninety six incas road llamas when the spanish showed up because they didn't have horses love you guys. Don't uber uber uber. Could you reach read. It enough bouba. Google did you as listener. Did you reach. We did enough to share. I think it's time for them to take a good look in the mirror cat. Did you support us. Do you support the boys. Listen are you going to be a friend or are you gonna be a fake. Fake friendships are over to question. I'm done with toxic relationships. Same sometimes you know you feel like you give and you give look in the mirror. Be nice and then you. It's another mirror and then another mirror and then it comes back through the step through the mirror because that's the music video and then i reach my hand through the mirror and i take your hand. spy taint keys or here will win. Podcast listeners. It'd be.
"blake" Discussed on Pardon My Take
"Incredible moments green green blake packers. I feel bad for blake griffin. His dynasty run is. Oh actually no if you win next year dynasties back on its three of five. Three four would be would be a dicey brooks is still. I mean it's tough. He's got nothing to show for us with fertile. It's what what you go into right now. What what's going through your head. honestly. I know i'm so lost right now. I did everything i could this year. And he's not a mental armageddon. You know what. I mean maybe need to change your strategy. Go towards more of a numbers based approach or i don't know Change your body in a way. That could be probably be more scientific with it next year. Yup i think actually if you had done that this year you probably would've had a better chance because you were just stuck with a number right off the bat. I think he picked twelve in the opening round. And i i believe twelve hit. Yeah so yeah. Maybe it's a maybe it's a chance to play griffin. Your run is over. I mean this is got hurt you still you know. It's it's kinda like winning a master's or something like you still are a blake of the year. You just not the reigning blake of the year. Yeah you know it's a you can't win them all You know for a second there. I thought about logging. Offer blake's victory speech but einstein does the handshake line patty form. You know listen. This is this will make person. I'm better next year. Yeah it's not a it's not. It's not the end of the world shan standing there and watching blake give his acceptance speech. That's probably going to be all the fuel that you need for next right. The confetti coming down. You're watching happen. I'm one of the guys. It's going to post a picture room tomorrow morning. Yeah or any. And the worst part was you had thirty two. And i think thirty one hit. So you're basically you're toe was on the line. I see well blake. Blake brooks thank you very much. We appreciate we know how stupid this was but the fans do love hearing from you guys. What do you need me to him. Oh yeah what's the intro. Exactly are so blake bortles. Can you say it's part of my take presented by barstool sports in that will be now the new intro. This is now making your parade. Yeah washington anywhere. This is also. I wanna say this Like four months ago. I changed internet providers for one reason to be able to answer a phone. Call faster 'wow you guys totally changed the competition. So somebody owes me like nine ninety. Nine margaret okay. say that were This is part of my take professional. Sports presented by partial sports of my take presented by barstool sports. Go whenever yup. It's hard might take presented by barstool sports to a to just just do to more. Yeah yeah just saying just over it like three or four times okay. It's pardon might take presented by dr seuss forks yet garden might say a little little bit. Energetic griffin now explored my take presented by both sports. It's part of my tape presented by bushell sports. I feel like that could have been a good boys. Thank you so much. We'll talk to you later. We appreciate it. Use this as fuel. Yeah get better. You know the blake of the year competition is now on. There's no there's no three peat all right. Thank you sorry about that. That was terrible. It was just the worst who unbelievable take keys. We did all the awards. Great job everyone. Great job to all the nominees out there. Great shop to all the nominee and a lot of fucking morons. No spoilers i. I think it's terrible to do this right now. But should we. Should we do number two. Let's run it back. One more time numbers so everyone say their number and we'll send everyone on their way and we'll see you on friday sixty nine. I'm sticking with nine for blake's seventeen.
"blake" Discussed on Pardon My Take
"T things. I prefer the this initiative parody in lake year. Contest you know Bruce newcomer i was. You haven't got one yet but blake blake. Bortles has one and spin. A tough race brooks Been the most successful this year. I didn't really not much but Here we are. So i don't know. Is it bad for bikes. Maybe but you know. I think there's good parrot. It in a weird way brooks accomplishing. Things is actually anti blake. Because you kinda just chill out and like be good but not great you know was right. I yeah i'd agree i'd agree. I think most people would agree. I mean he hasn't really won anything. Yeah that's true it's true. That's true Well he did win. He did win. The british open mccollum. Morikawa won't play him in a one round plaster so he kind of one all right so blake bortles. Our original blake of the year Why do you deserve it. I didn't know we were doing the foundation That's what we're doing. My take off. Tournament was cancelled because kobe. But we are going to get that going again. So we'll get money back in the hometown. I compared to these two. I've done absolutely nothing. I i haven't been active streak flow of written all this down. I have an active streak of seven consecutive trips to the gas station without buying dip blow. I i've managed to keep my hair from growing back and i I had another kid. So you tackle shit all right there we go. Are you in. are you in green bay right now. no idea. I also got a new job. Yeah green bay through. Give or take four touchdown passes during ca's so never take or how many how many actually throw three to eat. You pick a number all right somewhere in there. Under ten as blake's you guys have accomplished a lot this year. all right so everyone understand the rules. We're going to do this. It's a number one through one hundred one. Hundreds in that is it. Yeah i think one hundred is in there. Maybe say nine one through ninety nine just to be safe. I can't remember for hundred is in there and we're gonna do it until someone gets it. Exact and that person will be blake of the year and on top of that they will be the new voice that introduces you to part of my take. When it says it's part of my take presented by partial sports the beginning of the show. We've decided we're going to have a new voice over there so you also win that which is pretty awesome. And what what are we say. We're blake of the year is going to donate ten thousand dollars to us personally. That's also something you've one purdue. Yeah i so say like brooks goes gets it right after bat demand also get by and then there's a playoff door you everybody. Everybody says the same. Don't worry blake. there's no playoff. yeah yeah no playoffs. Don't worry.
"blake" Discussed on Pardon My Take
"Here's like here okay. It is a momentous occasion. It is time for the blake of the year. We have all three blake's here with us right now via zoom and we decided this year. We're going to do something a little different because there was maybe some allegations of using. Pd's robo pickups and whatnot so we thought let's get it fair. Let's get all guys here. they're the allegations. Let's call them what they were. I think they were. There was a little bit of jealousy but it did remind us you'll like to houston astros of blake's blake griffin there. Were saying that you're using electronics illegally. To answer phone calls. So we're we're making it more analog this year. Yeah so it's going to be with the lottery machine. How it's gonna is every blake is going to pick it number. We're gonna hit the thing and it's whoever gets it first and we'll just keep going so it could go one round. It could go thirty rounds. We're gonna leave balls out though so could get down to like three balls and then you just gotta hope the numbers right but before we do that we want. We asked you guys to prepare. Maybe a little speech as to why you deserve blake the so. Let's start with brooks the newcomer still brooks. What did you do this past year to deserve blake of the year. You know being a man of the people. I've figured I might as well win the people's open. I thought that was a good start. It starts ear brought back the The nineties pitcher goatee fashionable. That was nice and ended a lot of things for charity here. gave away free beer and Yeah and youtube will be cutting corn. Yes so true true. There's a lot of things and you know what you encourage. You encourage fan participation in golf something exactly. Yeah exactly the people all right. That's good are blake griffin. Are the two time defending champs. So so for anyone. Who doesn't know there's been three blake's of the year Blake bortles was the first. He has one title then that that year blake griffin decided that his country was more important than this competition and was like practice. Or something kinda lame but the last two years blake griffin is one so blake. Why do you think You deserve a three peat here Which would be historic Really tell a story we have to take this back to to nothing twenty you know. The pandemic was tougher assault and A gate i decided you know. What mattel those Who help us and so early donated to the little caesars. Reno's plane troy the time on the support staff. That little caesars arena. You know Some that i thought was important If we're touching on charity support. I held out on dumping I can i. Don't yeah sure. But i need something to whole. Hey my hat. On the two thousand twenty one blake year So it was more of like you know when. Somebody's fast to prove a point. Yeah now is my fast talking ramadan. I broke my fast this year for my campaign for blake. Yeah we we certainly appreciate that. Would you say that you know if you win. Three blake's in a row. Some people are saying that you might be bad for blake's like the league has gotten almost like super team of blake's and it's interesting to watch anymore. Would you agree with that or do you think that it makes more exciting. If we have a three just join. One didn't he. He didn't he joined a super.
"blake" Discussed on The Ben and Ashley I Almost Famous Podcast
"Headlines of this week a lot of them are focused around katie season and the contestants on the season and katie are bachelorette but to start out the bachelorettes blake moins reveals what he said in his initial. Dm to katie thurston. You guys there are so many f. bombs in these quotes that like it's ridiculous he goes she came out of that limo on matt season with the that vibrator and i was like. Yeah i like what she's about but it's not the fact that she had an effing vibrator that's not what i was like. Oh yeah that's my girl. It's the fact that she had the balls to have fun with it and go with the flow. It was really a simple reach out as far as the goes. It wasn't wasn't like ham into you. Know it was like i f ing love that you did that. That was effing awesome. Good for you. And apparently he felt very comfortable right away. As soon as he showed up on the season and speaking of f. bombs he said seeing what katie was like in person and knowing that we are very similar. I wasn't too nervous to say f bombs and be a little raunchy and things like that. Yeah well that's romantic to say the least. Yeah that just like. I'd though i didn't like that whole quotes series is just like you're not by romantic. Yeah there you go. Well big story this week and bachelor nation about bachelor contestants applying for the p p p loan the paycheck protection program. This was on. Tmz released. I think this article. And i actually. I got it miss him. I have very mixed feelings about this me too well so just in all honesty and i was kind of waiting for. I applied for that so interesting that you're being so honest because our accountant was like. Do you guys want to do this. Well you have to think. And i'm not saying this is where i come into this whole conversation with very little judgment because i don't know any of these bachelor or bachelorette people's financials or what they're doing with their lives. But you gotta think. I mean for me personally. I have three restaurants all of which opened up within a year before the pandemic and to coffee shops so one of my coffee shops completely shut like i close the doors on it. A huge loss to me personally into the company we couldn't keep it open and we ate employees of ours no longer had a barista job because of this and so i applied for p. p. loam because this we had to like in order to keep our other coffee shop open and the restaurants open we had like. That's why what they're four. And so i think there is a little bit of i. Just don't think it was fair to like call everybody out and be like. There's no way you should've been doing this because you don't make a lot of money being the bachelor or bachelorette you make a good salary. I i'm not saying it's a bad one but then if you do have like restaurants in your invested in the hospitality.
"blake" Discussed on The Ben and Ashley I Almost Famous Podcast
"No it really stress me out about this date. I always liked this moment. What is it it started when it was dark and that always freaks me out because that means they're going to be up to like four in the morning i mean come on i i how many people out there would enjoy dating starting at like what. Probably i mean this. Yeah nine or ten o'clock like when the sun went down. It was dr knowing that the dates like one on ones on the bachelor like non bachelor in paradise but on the bachelor bachelorette like always last at least six hours so that means like at nine. You're starting something that you know is going to last six hours and you have to be totally on and your very best self and you like. They walked into that dinner portion. I'm not even kidding. You must have been to am. I mean just rough just rough. This is why this is a show for young people. Okay so what did you think. Where's andren katie's chemistry at. I think that really liked. I feel like there's not a lot of chemistry will say that. I think she really likes him. But i don't know if there's like a magic factor here. I like the date. This is the kind of date that you all know that i like. Because you know there's envelopes that have fun little questions. He gets a little get to know little nuances about the person and then they smashed the hearts and there was like deeper conversation topics. I love that stuff because the bachelor we said. It is a zillion times on this podcast with the past four years. But like when you're sitting there and it's a dead silently you have no background music. No background speaking. It's not like a regular date. It can be really hard to grab conversation topics in it for not to seem super random so i think that when they give them a little envelopes like this it really helps ease things and again we get to know more about the contestant and their chemistry i just i just don't know whether like there's like this hotness between them that like she had obviously with blake on that one on one. Yeah but here's the thing that.
"blake" Discussed on The Ben and Ashley I Almost Famous Podcast
"Was one of those athletic group dates which we all you know someone always gets hurt the big takeaway here during this is that hunter is like crazy aggressive. And he thinks he's impressing katie by tackling these guys and annoying and annoying them and then michael gets hurt and katie calls the game and she brought up the point that if michael had to go to the hospital he would have been at d. bubbled right. He would have taken out of the bubble and then not allowed back. How crazies didn't think about that. All house i mean. Yeah a whole new element to this experiences like. You can't get hurt which surprises me that the show is so willing to. We've had a couple dates so far that people definitely could have got hurt like. I'm shocked that somebody hasn't got seriously injured atom wrestling. This mean you've grown humans. Going full speed at each other was some to like destroy. The other person like i mean. I'm surprised that shows taking that risk. But i guess it does add dramatic element but if michael would have gone home i i honestly think bachelor nation just completely like erupts like they are sowing. He is he has to. If he's now a katy he has to be considered for the next bachelor. I need to watch. Everything stops everything when he's on screen. I'm like okay. This is we got focus in. He's so captivating and just the sweetest and that was another like take away from this. This group day is that he he kinda reveals to all the guys. He confided in a few earlier in the season that he's a widow and the emotional reaction from these guys. Greg really really really hit him started crying. They're dislike he's so happy he's like so positive and you just never know that this guy was going. He went through this. And i love him. I don't know he's just a he's just the sweetest thing and do you think here's my question though so we obviously see wells franko as the commentators for this date do you think franco just like quarantines for the whole entire season like is he onset the whole time because this is a couple times we've seen him not just this season but like he pops up you know. He does a couple host a couple of dates. Do you think he's just hanging out. No it's an only been one day to season. Well sure but two completely different dates. I just wonder if he pops up again this season. We gotta get him on the podcast. I gotta ask him how much time he spends onset. I mean it has to be weeks that he did. It wasn't a last year then. He dress up people. Yeah so. I'm just wondering if he comes up again. Yeah he's on call. Why not i mean he shows up. They did great wells and franco hilarious. They do really well together. I'm with the ash. I don't have a problem with this date as much. I do like just straight out wrestling. I would have probably semi enjoyed being a part of this day. Just from the athletic side of it in the competition side. But there's really no good way to the worst part of this date is. There's just no good way to like show your truce character. I mean i guess kind of hundred. I guess i guess that was yeah. We saw his true character. But it's just hard you can either get lost in the mix and it just doesn't feel like the dates that we love..
"blake" Discussed on The Ben and Ashley I Almost Famous Podcast
"Oh i've watched on tv. Could that be playing into this Yeah no like. I get it but like katie is also on the same level if not higher going to like make it like that. Like she's the star here. So like does the star really get star struck by the supporting character. Yes i don't think yeah. Actually i've told you this. I was starstruck when i met you the for. You knew you know this. Like when i you you know this with the first time i met you as i was already announced announced the bachelor or at least i was knowing i was going to become the bachelor like they had already kind of told me i met you the first time. I remember that day and i go. I've watched her on television. Like i know this human like it's it's just a thing like i don't think there's like a hierarchy here. Okay okay so two different ways of seeing it. I don't know that that's really playing a role here. I think there is a benefit to there being to being like a familiar rare faded. Our familiarity just kind of roll the elements keep going with this person. Like you feel like you already kind of know them which i feel like makes conversation easier because you can use what you already know fair enough and there was just like i felt like there was a calmness to their first interaction. I felt like. There's a calmness to this date. I think they knew how to date on the show. I think that has an advantage. That's also what. I mean when familiarity just like an eas. There's an how far did he go on. Tastes season pretty far. I think he was top fi. Okay wild it's funny. He's like i haven't felt this in the longest. I'm like so you didn't feel that way about asia. Didn't feel that way about claire. Even though you set it. I think it's also kind of crazy that it keeps saying that he was like dumb this twice before it's like no he didn't. He was on a season. Where the lead dropdown. He on one season before not to. Let's not make. It seem like that. I do think i mean from what i'm watching on television. I mean the biggest controversy with blake is going to be. I mean i don't know what he's done in his personal but it's going to be. Oh you're just out to date the bachelorette that's going to be the thing that everybody's talking about now. I don't really buy that. Because i think this is a good opportunity. I think the bachelorettes are always incredible people and so of course you would want to date them and if you get the opportunity like go for it you're single give it a shot. I'm not i just also. And i'm assuming this i don't know blake at all. Never met him. He did interview. We okay. well that's it. But i feel like he's a hopeless romantic. I feel like key is e. It's easy for him to become very interested in somebody because he wants to like fall in love. Now does he. Is he going to. I don't know. But i think that's why you probably see him going..
"blake" Discussed on The Ben and Ashley I Almost Famous Podcast
"Guys. It is time to recap episode five of katie season. Alrighty well this is actually a really. Simple step-by-step episode very classic. We had our one one. We had our group date. We had another one on one and we had a rose ceremony and really. There wasn't a ton of drama. The biggest you know topic number one is definitely blake coming in. I liked the way that they started out with caitlin taking a walk and being like so. How was it when nick came on and just having that reliability factor and having caitlyn there for her that made a lot of sense. I like that and then i liked the fact that takes you came in inner in kind of like preview. What was gonna happen to the guys by saying like. I know this guy like i trust him. I hope and like. I'm vouching for him here so like i think that was her way of saying like. Let's not make this so dramatic right now and the guy's really like they didn't didn't really freak out. I think they kind of obeyed what she wanted. Yeah i found. This is an interesting part. And tell me from crazy ashley but blake walks in. You would expect the guys to be shocked. Every one of them to be shocked they were very prepared by what you said. i think. I think they're very prepared. I don't think they were happy about it but this would be a moment as like a bachelorette bachelor that you're really seeing. How like you're judging how people react you're kind of watching and seeing okay. Who here seems like overly angry. Who seen here seems just like completely like jealous. Who here isn't happy about it. Nobody's happy to anybody else's there but they're handling it like this is one of those controversial pivot points that we talk about every season that i feel like she was probably watching. Who like. how did people handle now. And we knew this was going to happen. And i'm glad it did. I don't think it was good for the guys but for them him did. Then get a one on one before somebody else like. That would have probably disappointed me personally..
"blake" Discussed on Fox and Faust | LA Kings
"And just because the stage that the kings are in maybe better prepared but what is it like managing a flat cap because we talk about cap management all the time that all of a sudden the economics are hurt by cova and now the past to remain the same. Yeah and i think e prior to that we always figured on anywhere between two to three percent increase so anytime you looked at your roster where he wanted to get to next year possible re signings or free agency always factored that increase now. Now you're doing it fly. A in retrospect where we are with our situation. It probably works out fine for us Where we've had to you know kind of shed a lot of that contract and and cap situation so But going forward you you. You definitely need to be prepared for it and plan Were we were. We're doing a lot of planning is is where our kids coming out entry levels you know and and what kind of contracts would they be looking at and in different terms so you try to manage a you know two or three years out to see which kids will come out. Entry level based off of their success. What kind of contracts and factor in your tap into that. How many categories do you have like that blakey meaning entry level contract and then is there is they're like you know the second contract or the age categories where you kinda group guys together based on age. Well i think it's more right now. Probably contra if we look at the age aspect. We've got the five veterans ray. You copay andrew in their in their contracts long term you kind of know where they sit in a jeff and andy dawson and quick. You kinda know their contracts. And then you've got your secondary group that i follow and can't be I understand those. And but the ones i talk more will probably are the the more the entry level the guys just coming in And where they project to be You have to kind of project out where how they're going to play. And what level a contract. You think you'll be looking at forward if i can go one more in the same area guys There's no question. Your plan has been to stockpile assets younger players. that's part of the transition phase. The kings were in. Is it possible to put a timeline line on that. Meaning you wendy you group some guys together..