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"bleacher report" Discussed on Big Fellas Basketball

Big Fellas Basketball

03:01 min | Last week

"bleacher report" Discussed on Big Fellas Basketball

"Possibility here of of of new things to do new new talents to try to cultivate or skills to cultivate. That didn't have I was a reporter and writer strictly and I get the bleacher report, and now I'm you know I I can't remember how many hours of video did a ridiculous amount rip yogurt I would do it. We were arguing that the these these three minute debates on everything under the Sun for hours at a time. and. And so I got all these reps there, and at least initially, there was a radio on Sirius Xm. So I had my own show there that went away eventually, but I still do some work for MBA radio. So just open up all these avenues and I did do. A semi regular Gig with NBA. TV. Sometimes that was monthly, sometimes weekly and. For me, it was just the opportunity to mid career. Shake it up. You know broaden my horizons a little bit. And take a risk. You know it I figured at that time. There aren't going to be that many more opportunities maybe to to do something to take a leap like this a leap of faith and and see where it takes me and I was. Also intrigued by the. Idea that like this is this place is in its infancy like New York Times was established as can be and when you work at the New York Times, it's an honor just to be there and be part of that legacy. There have been a bazillion writers an NBA before me and there would be after me you are a spoken a wheel and and that's fine like I love filling that role in the nine years I had there all those bylines like I I, treasure that. But the chance to go to a place that was still kind of new and help form would it would become maybe contribute to that trajectory and its growth held a different kind of intrigue and You know here, we are seven years later I'm now weeks away from from departing. And I feel like I. Did I left I do feel like I left an impression there I do feel very good about you know my it it's a huge operation in journalism and my part of it are a tiny piece of it. So I I would not for a second take any credit for what bleacher report has grown into in the last seven years. But I played my part and I do feel good about what I and other reporters who work there other journalists who work there. And another people that I that I collaborated with their people video team. And others. It's it's been amazing to see what has become in just in time that I've been there. I've at so amazing to see how they will to grow through all these different avenues and you're right I have whether it's game of zone, all these new different fund unique ways to grow the brand, and it's worked over the last seven years to wear. They're probably me as piano all those those are the big sports fans, and they're right there with them. That's that's awesome. Where do you see the future taking you the now that you're going to be departing bleach report Sir I would love to break news on your podcast John but. It's I don't have news to break yet. So..

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"bleacher report" Discussed on Big Fellas Basketball

Big Fellas Basketball

04:34 min | Last week

"bleacher report" Discussed on Big Fellas Basketball

"They didn't have a flow chart they need what? Like the Lakers were like. Seriously like the chain of command was very simple. And so there were there was just a lot of things to to adjust to and also again the Lakers. Just, a fairly easy going environment even in the intense time and times did get very tense the Knicks I I had no idea that just the how more much more corporate it would be a much more control. The environment would be you know just. They throw up a lot more obstacles. So it was it was tougher. It was it was a challenge and you know to say nothing of course of the basketball which was. Not, quite, the same quality, Evli to different extremes go from three p. to the definition of mediocrity. So I mean, it was pretty cool. Toward the end of your twenty thirteen, that's the knicks season one, fifty, two, fifty, four games have been fun at. Most Teams Gardens in so twenty. Yeah. So I spent nine years at the time. It was almost entirely in the knicks but that season the one you're talking about twelve thirteen when they win fifty four games. That was the year that the Brooklyn Nets launched in Brooklyn. So matters at the times, that said look. We. This is a big deal that that there's there's professional sports a professional team in Brooklyn for the first time in fifty years. Do you want to switch over and cover that because we see this as as a newspaper they saw this as a major events and it was not just a basketball thing it was cultural. It was all these things. Do you want to cover the nets for awhile like sure it'd be nice to take a break I've done the knicks rate years the point which was even longer than it covers. The Lakers, and as I told, you got burned out even on uncovering a good team, much less a team that with all the dysfunction basketball, the Knicks Ed. So I took that break. But about four months in and it was apparent that the knicks were having because kind of magical run and they pulled me back they said, we need you back on the next. So I covered, I think my first game back in the Knicks was the night that Steph curry had that incredible three point shooting night. Wow. Yeah. and so I I finished out whatever the last couple of months plus the playoffs on the Knicks that year. and. Yeah. Like that was like it was it was much more exciting, much more charged and just the the atmosphere was was obviously much more positive than have to say like my my favorite moments of covering the Knicks were was was not the fifty four when season maybe part of it's because I wasn't on it the whole time but. I always feel like the most enjoyable. Periods of time on the Knicks beat during my time were the first couple months of the Amora. After you know whatever it was..

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Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning vs. Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady is on

WBZ Midday News

00:53 sec | 5 months ago

Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning vs. Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady is on

"Now WBZ news radio live sports are slowly making their return to the United States in the we're waiting for professional leagues to finalize their plans to resume or cancel we do have this look forward to the match this Sunday afternoon in Florida when former quarterback rivals Tom Brady and Peyton manning will square off in a game of golf with their decently well known partners Phil Mickelson Tiger Woods there's been some trash talk leading up to the charity event and Brady let another bar blues on manning in a chat with bleacher report I'm just worried about them pumping crowd noise in there he starts making putts like they used to you know at the RCA dome so I'm ready to deal with anything that comes up with I think there's a degree of mental toughness that comes into this he'll make his first your shots Brady sees that jab before but still good this should be fun and a nice way to spend party or holiday weekend when the match is aired on TNT

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"bleacher report" Discussed on Digiday Podcast

Digiday Podcast

14:28 min | 8 months ago

"bleacher report" Discussed on Digiday Podcast

"You WanNa make longer forum program. I mean I have a passion for longer for ramming. It's where I come from an actually one of the shows that I'm most proud of that. We did have high maintenance is is part of the Warner media family lives on HBO. And so. I think that is natural for us to those ambitions and and we should lean into that okay. But it's it's not solely to feed like HBO Max or any of the other streaming absolutely not. I mean we've got relationships with twitter. We're doing our live house of highlight show with them. We're doing content with facebook. We're talking to all kinds of platforms and all kinds of different. Lengths and storytelling types is not just about. Hbo or CNN. Or even a Netflix Amazon. It's about making sure that. Be Our and our voice and our fans are reached across every touch point in media because young people don't limit themselves to a cable bundle they basically self select where they consume content. So many of them. Are you know flipping between their favorite creator or influence or on Youtube Then zipping over to perhaps. Hbo Or perhaps Netflix and then Disney plus they're moving through an ecosystem of their own choosing much like social feeds that they engage in one of the favorite things that are head of house highlight shared with me. Just today was the fact that you know between the five days of all star weekend that we were focused on that. Space House of highlights had eighty million views on youtube alone. If you stacked up all the minutes viewed it would take eight hundred forty four years. That is the power of the platform that we control and our audience deeply deeply engages in that in that platform and so. I think that that gives us licensed to expand as far as ambitions Laos. So let's Talk About House of highlights a little bit. I had Omar founder of House highlights on podcast many years ago and our left he's now at ESPN And he was very at least for several years. He was very tied up in the brand. I mean you know he was the one commenting and it was. You know there was inside. Jokes was all you know. Omar was personality and he was also became a star himself in front of the camera. Explain how you take the brand and sort of and move it beyond the personality. Yeah Look House of highlights. I mean first and foremost love person. He worked with me for eight of my ten and a half months. I think he's terrific extremely talented and you know I think about my time at video and sort of the Aha moment of like. There's a whole universe of really talented creators that live on platforms whether they be youtube or twitter or instagram. Omar's representative of that right. This the next generation of stars talent that's being evolved in the world of social media and so our success moving onto Espn I wish him the very best. I think he'll do fine You know I think that House of highlights was never about one person. Perhaps when we acquired the brand when it was just an instagram account. That might have been true but I think about like comparing this year to last. You're still going back to an earlier comment that we were talking about last year. Seventy five percent of our posts related to basketball and this year. It's forty percent. I also look at the fact that the brand since Omar has left continues to grow unabated on the same sort of trajectory. It was before and I think about the entire stable of new talent that we are Both looking at and working with kids like the broadcast boys who are now you know taking up the mantle that Omar founded and carrying it to the next to the next level and is the next generation. You know I think it just speaks to the power of this platform that it isn't one person. One talent one voice. But it's a feeling and that feeling and that emotional connections. The content is the product of not one on camera talent or even the host of on camera talent whether it be an atom left co or a master tailor looks It really is the hard work of the people underneath them supporting them creating the content and the sensibility around the content that is then expressed across all the touch points that we have and continues to engage the lighter audience and so that means diversifying from instagram. I mean this is something that's been going on for for a few years. Now talk a little bit. You talked a little bit about the youtube portion of it. But Tick Tock to love Tick Tock. We in the matter of months House highlights went from zero to over two million folks on tech talk and the people are talking gigantic numbers. I'd say it reminds me of when would come on the podcast and talk about the four billion views. They did on facebook which turned out not to be four billion looking. Not monetize is an issue and we'll see where the platform goes. We know the Vine Story. It came and went. And it's all the wild wild west obviously in in this in this world but the thing I love about our tock audiences that you know we're sports brandon so much of the content that we touch talks to men tick tock is the reverse over sixty percent of our audience on. Tick Tock female. So they're getting exposure to the House of Highlights Brandon and sports culture the things that matter to women consumers young women consumers in a way that That we aren't touching as much on say youtube or instagram. And I think actually confessed it on us to talk so tell me is the content different there than like the sort of highlights content that I see on Instagram. It is it is much more. Ugc as much more funds. Silly I would say is the my description of tick. Tock does not have if instagram is purposeful. Which is coming from the world that I come from. It's even more so You know so so much. Less plan but Tick Tock has a owns the fun unique flavor and vibe that's You know that again. The experts that program talk no it and do it very well so how far you think you can stretch the House of highlights brand like into what areas does it make sense well. I think that we're at the very beginning. I think that you they did last year. Sixty seven pilots essentially sixty seven concepts that were tested. Yes so we've done a number of expirations and I can say without you know making everybody's hair go on fire that several of those concepts are now being developed into projects in fact projects that are in front of buyers both internal and external to the company right now so it is incubation laboratory that's moving up the chain and ultimately I hope to see meaningful. Ip that has that House will highlights flavor stamp living outside of the walls of Youtube and talk and twitter and Instagram Warehouse. Highlights is contained. So let's talk about that a little bit. I think I think one of our sort of mega trends for the year was was a year of sports betting sort of overtaking sports media in some ways we saw barstool sports get acquired by. Sinoe and there's obviously gigantic opportunity. There I mean betting been legalized in a few states. But it's clearly coming down the Pike Much more broadly explained the strategy. You're taking when it when it comes to to legalize sports gambling. We'll look I think that the most exciting thing about sports betting is for content person is that it is genuinely representative of white space because it was legalized recently. You know it had been forgotten. I mean varied nation small kind of online portals. We'll talk about it but for a mainstream company like bleacher report Inside of a larger company to be able to actually produce content and think about what? The world of betting is is brand new to me. I think the opportunity and looking at the landscape in the approach that we've taken in our partnership with Caesar's is that where others have kind of gone to a traditional. Let's speak to the audience that exists today. Who are the sports bettors? What are they talking about? What are the things that they care about and again to my earlier? Point of like sports being a an outcropping of news instead of being a less disrupted part of the media landscape. They've gone to a fairly familiar playbook which is commentators talking at each other about the dynamics of sports betting you know we have Shadows Ocho Cinco in Vegas taking a pair of priceless kicks and them about hanging above shredder and his fan if if they're you know they truly are a fan of Chad. They'll they'll answer specific tricky questions and if they answer those questions right they'll get the shoes and if they answer the questions wrong. The shoes go in the shredder and the audience will all gasp. And that did happen. I think in one of the most recent episodes that aired the point being all of that is about teaching The audience that connects with the are the money audience That Sports Bunny is fun. It's interactive and it's not something to be afraid of. I think that's the first step okay. These are not like degenerate gamblers. No we're we're trying to trying to create an environment to make people understand that betting isn't frightening. You remember back when poker was confused by a lot of it's very confusing minus four hundred means. I love playing poker before world series of poker or w PT But the simple act and it was an act of content creation of being able to show the hold cards being able to put those two cards that players have faced down right Opened up an explosion of interest in an activity that had been going on for hundreds if not thousands of years in the beginning of playing cards. All of a sudden people understood it and understood it to be fun. Not just because you saw the whole cards but because you saw people like Phil Ivey you introduce the notion of characters and then you introduced the notion of steaks. All of these are traditional storytelling elements and so the first hurdle is. Let's make betting less scary and less Something that only certain people participate in that. The Lingo is confusing. That people are not connected. Let's make it accessible and then the next step in that is how do we invite people in to actually participate in betting and take those first steps and make bets? What does that look like? And how do we tell stories around that? Who are the characters in Las Vegas that that that are the interesting Phil? Ivey's of the sports world. I Love Kelly. Stewart is one of the talent that we jumped on right away when we got that that dealer Caesars and she tells me stories every time I go to Las Vegas about the crazy characters that she interacts with. I hope one day soon. That we'll see that on screen and come what come to life and that will develop formulas and formats. That will again change the landscape of sports betting in the way that those poker shows changed the landscape of poker bedding but the business model is is a familiar one of the gambling services. Our sponsors. It's not like you're not gonNA take bets. No look I I'm the content guy so I don't I don't purport to you know. Be The PL expert at how we're going to monetize his business. But I do think like you think about again. The poker shows that were successful. They became brands themselves. There's ships and you know casinos floor spaces and beverages and tournaments and there's all kinds of modernization around the IP itself. People want to be associated with the show I think for. That's much more likely the kind of path that we will take around betting then like you know. Does that mean that we wouldn't partner I mean Caesar's is a partner of ours and we're we're finding ways to draw audience to their casinos and get people to see the fun and engagement of sports betting. Can that bring additional dollars? Of course it can but I think for me is the content guides all about. What's the best story? How does my team go about telling those stories? So the bet if you will. Is that the sports. Betting becomes much more of a cultural phenomenon. I mean it's sort of ardy is but it becomes much more widespread correct. I think it's really about. What are the players that create the formats on the IP? That ultimate league gets people most deeply engaged in that IP becomes the most valuable space. And that's the game that we're playing so final. Thing is the explain. The development process undergo development as far as like long sh short long-form. Okay so look the development process. It's interesting as you come into. A new company like bleacher. Report has gone through many many iterations and I inherited a quite a large team and there was a little bit of confusion like we did. We had a lot of different pieces incredibly talented people. But maybe not positioned in the best way for success so the first thing we had to do was figure out how we would unpack. The content team is a whole and make it the most efficient and effective in their various mediums. And so when I think about what's worked and what's been successful in in the in..

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"bleacher report" Discussed on Digiday Podcast

Digiday Podcast

14:17 min | 8 months ago

"bleacher report" Discussed on Digiday Podcast

"Welcome to the digital podcast. I'm Brian Marcy We have a special episode this week that we recorded live last week. At the reports New York City headquarters I spoke with bleacher report chief content officer. Sam Tolls about how? Vr Is finding the sweet spot between sports pop culture. It shift emphasize longer video programming. And how a green light's new shows. Hope you enjoy it. Okay thank you for coming. Everyone really appreciate you. Turn it on a Monday night and thank you to bleacher report for hosting US Wonderful Office. This gives everyone here from digital office goals. Someday this we've got a ways to go. We're going to do this. Live recording of the digital podcast and. I'm luckily joined by Sam. Tolls of as you know Sam as chief content officer at butcher point. Sam Thank you my pleasure. Thank you for having me okay. So Sam you've now been at bleacher for here about ten ten and a half months. What attracts you to the brand as I was thinking about leaving. Mgm The CEO Hired me. They're left under strange circumstances. And so when my contract was coming up started exploring options and you know really great job market especially if you're content person like there's tons and tons of opportunities and happened to get a call from recruiter and I knew report and the role seemed interesting but comparing it to sort of what I had done. And what my thought. My career trajectory was. I wasn't fully sold especially you know. Publishing world has been a little bit rocky and More I learned about the brand I met dave the founder. I met Howard our new. Ceo or not that was new at the time CEO and the team and every conversation. I had and every time I drove into and thought about this brand. It became an obsession of mine to actually start to work here at it. It it is something for me as I look at the media landscape embodies all the things that I think. Next generation media companies have to have engaged deep passion audience an audience that is predominantly under thirty five years of age seventy percent of our social audiences under the age of thirty five at scale but with that depth of engagement connected to have fully vertically integrated media enterprise so that you have no ceiling to the ambitions as you develop content. You can literally ladder it up into a division. Hbo or CNN. If the idea is good enough and big enough it has no ceiling as far as making an impact on audience and the nature of sports being unique in the sense that you know I think media now is all about tribal audience. People are self selecting. The difference between traditional linear media was the goal of collecting a wide. Morpheus audience of general consumers has now been replaced by this universe of social where anyone in this audience for anyone listening to this has their feed whether instagram or twitter or facebook and that feed is extremely personalized. You're very specific interests and passions. And you know sports is unique in the sense that not only. Is it deeply deeply tribal in the sense that people care very much about it but it also has the breadth of audience that gives it scale and so thinking about all those unique assets really really inspired me to move across the country and join biard as their CEO? So let's talk about the tribal element. I mean anyone who listens this. Podcast knows that. I'm Big Philadelphia Eagles Fan so I'm definitely part of this strange tribe And I do think sports are an interesting glue that that connects people in communities. How does that manifest itself in the brands that now makeup be are you saying the portfolio brands? Yeah so look the interesting thing is that we we started as a company in our founders premise. Was there's all of this information about sports. All these tribal audiences care about sports. But there's nothing connecting those things together and so through newsletters and alerts And ultimately our pivot in evolution into social. We've become really the experts I mean. If you're an eagles fan they know what your favorite players are. They know sort of your. What kind of kicks you like because of what you what you Engage in. It's very very much a part of you. And it's sort of expressed in the in the way our audience interfaces with with the platform and so on through that we've done more and more segmentation looking at the audience as a whole but the things that they're passionate about so out of that you see that we have specific verticals that deal sport by Sport Football being one of the most popular sports is no surprise very very exciting to our audience and so we have a dedicated gridiron channel that dives in To football specifically people love sports betting. And we've built recently A. B. R. Betting Channel that specifically talks about betting in the sports base and. I'm sure we'll talk a little bit more exciting area. Kicks is the same way and music. Kicks sneakers yes sorry for the for Layman's The nikes the Adidas new balance? Whatever shoe your favorite athlete whereas it's become an entire tribe into itself their entire sites dedicated to une boxing shoes and people that anxiously wait for Nike's newest announcement and that's very much related to sports because athletes are connected to their shoes and fans are connected they're athletes and it's a Or how to use interested in in how expansive the brand can be. 'cause you know going into two sneakers obviously yes. I mean athletes wear sneakers. But you're really talking about a different area. It's not sports. It's it's It's fashion you alter its culture but I'd so I'm wondering how far you you see being able to stretch the brand into these areas like I mean like the Serge Ibaka show. That's it's yes. He's an athlete. Fortunately played against the sixers last year. But you know that's a food show. Look I think the interesting thing about sports in general is that it should of the media verge. The media side of sports is an outcropping of news right like they grew up next to each other. So News and sports live desks commentators talking about the topical events because where it says live and happening in iterative and you have to have coverage and news in similar sense but if you think about sort of media and entertainment and how that has evolved you know the unscripted show of two thousand one would not work today because there's the the formulas and the and the ways that those shows have been developed by talented craters is constantly trying to catch up with audience. Audience Interests and passion. And so when you think about what that means for sports and sort of how sports has been done look I think. Espn's thirty for thirty is a terrific Docu series show but even today people talk about that as if it was the show but it was ten. Plus years old that series it was initially supposed to be thirty episodes. Hundred plus episodes later passed the thirty. And what I think hasn't been done or hasn't really been explored is the notion of how to tell stories around the world of sports in a different way. So like what's an example well think about our untold stories? Show right it's an interview show in its essence right. We're bringing football players that have really unique stories to tell and master to staffy. And who's our was a was a writer here and is now on camera. Talent is interviewing them about things that they haven't necessarily told the world but instead of just sitting down at a desk we go into an immersive kind of storytelling environment. We'VE LEANED INTO ANIMATION. Which is something that we are sort of became known for early with game zones and the champions and Gridiron Heights We've taken that kind of storytelling. To bring to life for our audience a story that was not filmed might have been very personal private about You know someone getting high before they went and got on the field and why they did that or you know the first big dinner that someone had you know with the the owner of the team and so we bring that storytelling to live through animation. And it's a different kind of flavor that resonates with our younger audience. It's a simple example battle stations which is our first pilot under. My leadership is in the gaming space. That was simply you know. Imagining the world of cribs as as it relates to people who are enthusiastic about gaming and connecting sports fans to the world of gaming. So you have Darren Fox and our host Censor getting together at his home. You see his home but more importantly you dive into his gaming setup you find out what he cares about what controller he uses. What monitors uses. What audio equipment uses. So if you're a nerd about gaming and you're a nerd in that space but you're also a sports fan who happens to love gaming and you're on our gaming channel you get to experience something kind of storytelling that you haven't seen in the sort of traditional straight down the line sports media landscape so it sounds like the kinds of storytelling. You're focused on is not sort of where biard began. I may began like as a collection of blogs text. Sure I mean text I think is an incredibly valuable part of what we do. It's a motive it's IP generating. As obviously the the world mourned today Kobe's death we incredible piece by Mirren Fater About G G their daughter and her contributions and what that looks like. And you know she was thirteen years old. That's very resonant with a lot of the audience that belongs on. Biard curious about you know the relationship that she had with her father and what that was like what you know what her experience was growing up in a basketball family and how she matured into the wonderful young woman that she became and the relationship she had with her father. It's very relevant to our audience and I think about the stories that we're leaning into now as vehicles to ladder up Additional Ip whether they become audio podcasts. Investigative Journalism pieces that we can then take to a narrative closed ended podcast series. Or if it's something that's a bigger broader story could that become a docu series because that becomes something you know that would live an HBO? Max and that new universal belong on CNN films and you're thinking Ip not like posts correct. I mean I think that all of this is about expanding and raising the ceiling of what we are can be you. You don't need that comes from the traditional media world traditional. I mean the the studio and platform world to continue. Just doing the expected. I mean we want and expect to move up the value chain and continue while doing that to keep connected with that audience that everybody in the In the traditional business really wants to reach that younger demographic so one of the other parts is is that is now part of Warner Media. So the ours. Big Warner media's gigantic. Finding you know. Where do you guys fit in within the gigantic? Battle Star. Look I think that It is I mean. At and T. R. Corporate Parent is the ninth largest company in the World. And it gives us again that enormous ceiling of opportunity that the way in which biard can grow is boundless and contents. I think one of the things that we have that is unique is an audience That really loves and engages with our brands whether there are portfolio brands or with VR national as a whole House of highlights and they love our flavor of storytelling. I think that the people that work on my team are some of the most talented storytellers digital social. Is Our native Tom. Right like we are really experts to your point before about like. What do we do really well? We can tell stories. In short form video and slide shows and pictures and posts of that nature through feeds that connect to our audience and make them feel you know delighted excited and and an engaged with the culture of sports and the opportunity within a company the size of. At and T. And Warner media is to take that knowledge that core that base and probably more importantly the connectivity to that audience and transform it into different expressions of media. See what that looks like as a longer form..

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Bleacher Report's Sam Toles on building franchises that last

Digiday Podcast

13:13 min | 8 months ago

Bleacher Report's Sam Toles on building franchises that last

"We're going to do this. Live recording of the digital podcast and. I'm luckily joined by Sam. Tolls of as you know Sam as chief content officer at butcher point. Sam Thank you my pleasure. Thank you for having me okay. So Sam you've now been at bleacher for here about ten ten and a half months. What attracts you to the brand as I was thinking about leaving. Mgm The CEO Hired me. They're left under strange circumstances. And so when my contract was coming up started exploring options and you know really great job market especially if you're content person like there's tons and tons of opportunities and happened to get a call from recruiter and I knew report and the role seemed interesting but comparing it to sort of what I had done. And what my thought. My career trajectory was. I wasn't fully sold especially you know. Publishing world has been a little bit rocky and More I learned about the brand I met dave the founder. I met Howard our new. Ceo or not that was new at the time CEO and the team and every conversation. I had and every time I drove into and thought about this brand. It became an obsession of mine to actually start to work here at it. It it is something for me as I look at the media landscape embodies all the things that I think. Next generation media companies have to have engaged deep passion audience an audience that is predominantly under thirty five years of age seventy percent of our social audiences under the age of thirty five at scale but with that depth of engagement connected to have fully vertically integrated media enterprise so that you have no ceiling to the ambitions as you develop content. You can literally ladder it up into a division. Hbo or CNN. If the idea is good enough and big enough it has no ceiling as far as making an impact on audience and the nature of sports being unique in the sense that you know I think media now is all about tribal audience. People are self selecting. The difference between traditional linear media was the goal of collecting a wide. Morpheus audience of general consumers has now been replaced by this universe of social where anyone in this audience for anyone listening to this has their feed whether instagram or twitter or facebook and that feed is extremely personalized. You're very specific interests and passions. And you know sports is unique in the sense that not only. Is it deeply deeply tribal in the sense that people care very much about it but it also has the breadth of audience that gives it scale and so thinking about all those unique assets really really inspired me to move across the country and join biard as their CEO? So let's talk about the tribal element. I mean anyone who listens this. Podcast knows that. I'm Big Philadelphia Eagles Fan so I'm definitely part of this strange tribe And I do think sports are an interesting glue that that connects people in communities. How does that manifest itself in the brands that now makeup be are you saying the portfolio brands? Yeah so look the interesting thing is that we we started as a company in our founders premise. Was there's all of this information about sports. All these tribal audiences care about sports. But there's nothing connecting those things together and so through newsletters and alerts And ultimately our pivot in evolution into social. We've become really the experts I mean. If you're an eagles fan they know what your favorite players are. They know sort of your. What kind of kicks you like because of what you what you Engage in. It's very very much a part of you. And it's sort of expressed in the in the way our audience interfaces with with the platform and so on through that we've done more and more segmentation looking at the audience as a whole but the things that they're passionate about so out of that you see that we have specific verticals that deal sport by Sport Football being one of the most popular sports is no surprise very very exciting to our audience and so we have a dedicated gridiron channel that dives in To football specifically people love sports betting. And we've built recently A. B. R. Betting Channel that specifically talks about betting in the sports base and. I'm sure we'll talk a little bit more exciting area. Kicks is the same way and music. Kicks sneakers yes sorry for the for Layman's The nikes the Adidas new balance? Whatever shoe your favorite athlete whereas it's become an entire tribe into itself their entire sites dedicated to une boxing shoes and people that anxiously wait for Nike's newest announcement and that's very much related to sports because athletes are connected to their shoes and fans are connected they're athletes and it's a Or how to use interested in in how expansive the brand can be. 'cause you know going into two sneakers obviously yes. I mean athletes wear sneakers. But you're really talking about a different area. It's not sports. It's it's It's fashion you alter its culture but I'd so I'm wondering how far you you see being able to stretch the brand into these areas like I mean like the Serge Ibaka show. That's it's yes. He's an athlete. Fortunately played against the sixers last year. But you know that's a food show. Look I think the interesting thing about sports in general is that it should of the media verge. The media side of sports is an outcropping of news right like they grew up next to each other. So News and sports live desks commentators talking about the topical events because where it says live and happening in iterative and you have to have coverage and news in similar sense but if you think about sort of media and entertainment and how that has evolved you know the unscripted show of two thousand one would not work today because there's the the formulas and the and the ways that those shows have been developed by talented craters is constantly trying to catch up with audience. Audience Interests and passion. And so when you think about what that means for sports and sort of how sports has been done look I think. Espn's thirty for thirty is a terrific Docu series show but even today people talk about that as if it was the show but it was ten. Plus years old that series it was initially supposed to be thirty episodes. Hundred plus episodes later passed the thirty. And what I think hasn't been done or hasn't really been explored is the notion of how to tell stories around the world of sports in a different way. So like what's an example well think about our untold stories? Show right it's an interview show in its essence right. We're bringing football players that have really unique stories to tell and master to staffy. And who's our was a was a writer here and is now on camera. Talent is interviewing them about things that they haven't necessarily told the world but instead of just sitting down at a desk we go into an immersive kind of storytelling environment. We'VE LEANED INTO ANIMATION. Which is something that we are sort of became known for early with game zones and the champions and Gridiron Heights We've taken that kind of storytelling. To bring to life for our audience a story that was not filmed might have been very personal private about You know someone getting high before they went and got on the field and why they did that or you know the first big dinner that someone had you know with the the owner of the team and so we bring that storytelling to live through animation. And it's a different kind of flavor that resonates with our younger audience. It's a simple example battle stations which is our first pilot under. My leadership is in the gaming space. That was simply you know. Imagining the world of cribs as as it relates to people who are enthusiastic about gaming and connecting sports fans to the world of gaming. So you have Darren Fox and our host Censor getting together at his home. You see his home but more importantly you dive into his gaming setup you find out what he cares about what controller he uses. What monitors uses. What audio equipment uses. So if you're a nerd about gaming and you're a nerd in that space but you're also a sports fan who happens to love gaming and you're on our gaming channel you get to experience something kind of storytelling that you haven't seen in the sort of traditional straight down the line sports media landscape so it sounds like the kinds of storytelling. You're focused on is not sort of where biard began. I may began like as a collection of blogs text. Sure I mean text I think is an incredibly valuable part of what we do. It's a motive it's IP generating. As obviously the the world mourned today Kobe's death we incredible piece by Mirren Fater About G G their daughter and her contributions and what that looks like. And you know she was thirteen years old. That's very resonant with a lot of the audience that belongs on. Biard curious about you know the relationship that she had with her father and what that was like what you know what her experience was growing up in a basketball family and how she matured into the wonderful young woman that she became and the relationship she had with her father. It's very relevant to our audience and I think about the stories that we're leaning into now as vehicles to ladder up Additional Ip whether they become audio podcasts. Investigative Journalism pieces that we can then take to a narrative closed ended podcast series. Or if it's something that's a bigger broader story could that become a docu series because that becomes something you know that would live an HBO? Max and that new universal belong on CNN films and you're thinking Ip not like posts correct. I mean I think that all of this is about expanding and raising the ceiling of what we are can be you. You don't need that comes from the traditional media world traditional. I mean the the studio and platform world to continue. Just doing the expected. I mean we want and expect to move up the value chain and continue while doing that to keep connected with that audience that everybody in the In the traditional business really wants to reach that younger demographic so one of the other parts is is that is now part of Warner Media. So the ours. Big Warner media's gigantic. Finding you know. Where do you guys fit in within the gigantic? Battle Star. Look I think that It is I mean. At and T. R. Corporate Parent is the ninth largest company in the World. And it gives us again that enormous ceiling of opportunity that the way in which biard can grow is boundless and contents. I think one of the things that we have that is unique is an audience That really loves and engages with our brands whether there are portfolio brands or with VR national as a whole House of highlights and they love our flavor of storytelling. I think that the people that work on my team are some of the most talented storytellers digital social. Is Our native Tom. Right like we are really experts to your point before about like. What do we do really well? We can tell stories. In short form video and slide shows and pictures and posts of that nature through feeds that connect to our audience and make them feel you know delighted excited and and an engaged with the culture of

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Bryce Harper has no regrets entering Year 2 with Phillies: 'Just so happy to be here'

The Mungenast St. Louis Honda Sports Open Line

04:05 min | 8 months ago

Bryce Harper has no regrets entering Year 2 with Phillies: 'Just so happy to be here'

"Mind a calendar year after Philadelphia made so many big moves Bryce Harper ended up there they were the focus of much of the offseason storyline I guess last year you couldn't go anywhere Scott without people saying what do you think Miller Machado Harper Machado are gonna end up now the Phillies seemingly after a disappointing year managerial change finer the radar a bit is is that fair to say still an incredible amount of talent secure for Bryce Harper but I find them kind of intriguing in a division that's just loaded loaded loaded loaded yeah I mean that that that east is going to be very interesting I mean I was at Matt's camp I think the day before I was in Jupiter perhaps it was either the day before I saw the cardinals or the day after I mean the Mets rotation I've got like six or seven starters buying for five spots you know it's not just a gram center guard but it's strong man and I mean even Rick Porcello who has a sigh young on his resume and or sell and and and Michael Walker and you know I mean it pieces could fall together well there you know Atlanta is done really well the last couple years and yeah I mean in clear water today you know a ton of optimism I mean you know you would think you know Bryce Harper is kind of on the Manny Machado program both of them had such chaotic offseasons a year ago that you know you would think with everything calmed down yeah baby our world in his second year have a have or even you know better year last year or so so some of these numbers you know we were pretty good but others by his standards warrant I'm talking to him today yeah the biggest thing disappointed in him as he finished with a less than a hundred walks in he said there's no way I should ever have less than our walk so yeah that suggested that he would you know he was kind of maybe a little too eager not as patient last year but you think of our comes back big thing with them is that somebody injuries last year you don't have a conscience back yes I don't know if he's gonna be ready for the start of the season but he should be ready shortly there after yeah Koch and you know they were her last year with with this many you know knee injury Arianna was hurt hello while last year the young couple their relievers war the LG but if I get a little bit of good good lot of hell yeah JT real Miro's probably that is gonna catchers there is in the game right now and yeah you put him in Bryce Harper yeah add a DD Gregorius from the Yankees he'll play shortstop and she's a girl bounce over to sac and there's there's a lot to like about this team you know I heard all of the bounce back year but they added yeah nation as well Yolanda talent we will get over that side this you were there last year and holy cow you just you know look at and what they have on paper all of the guys they can throw at you during the spring so these games when you see you know twenty five thirty guys it's it's remarkable so that that division is going to be some to see and I don't know make maybe the nationals team that actually won the World Series maybe they're fine under the radar as well because of everything so maybe some you know sleeping giants in the NL east from a storyline standpoint yeah exactly I mean you're right I will talk about the bats in the Phillies and and yeah all the national there yeah and by the way there already we're dealing like the forgotten team looks like you're right could you imagine he's going to beat them last year and then this all came out and they were sharing a complex is all that would be so bad that it would be first of all you're right just in the west Palm Beach it would be really awkward at that complex second of all for baseball I mean thank god I didn't wait a second time in three years last year that would be it would be even worse than it is right now Scott Miller from bleacher report Turner sports big league

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Knicks, Nets Pay Tribute To Kobe Bryant Prior To Sunday’s Game At MSG

Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane

00:53 sec | 9 months ago

Knicks, Nets Pay Tribute To Kobe Bryant Prior To Sunday’s Game At MSG

"We lost Colby and he played twenty seasons with the Lakers but New York is joining the world in this morning for Kobe Bryant and the magic on the cord that was felt right here in New York City eleven years ago he scored sixty one points in a single game at MSG in the fans at last night's Knicks nets game paid tribute and W. CBS reporter Steve Byrnes was there shore Kobe was always the opponent when he came to New York but RJ Marie teared up anyway when you are in the news we started crying every how can you from New York City craft one minute early that you'll just played against the Knicks you will say but when he leaves it shows the world that you know we ought to fans in there we do love each other in this game the garden is laid up in Laker purple and gold and the Knicks held a twenty four second moment of silence for number twenty four ahead of the game he just had a real connection with the crowd there bleacher report senior

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"bleacher report" Discussed on The Lowe Post

The Lowe Post

02:21 min | 10 months ago

"bleacher report" Discussed on The Lowe Post

"I looked at a bunch of guys. It's mostly guys. You just have to review my team. Starters Luca Hardin Lebron Davis Yokich Slash Hawaii Reserves Yoga Slash. Coli Paul George Damian. Lillard Karl Anthony Towns Donovan Mitchell Rudy Gobert crispell and I went Luca Harden Lebron John. Anthony Davis Gobert for the starters reserves. Were Lillard Westbrook. cringing a little with Westbrook. Kawhi Ingram Yokich Paul George Donovan. Mitchell all subject object to change and I feel good about my Lewis. I will say I will say one other quick thing for the you mentioned earlier fans who were like freaking out about what other fans did ed the Caruso votes and everything else. I'll say this the fans is still do a better job of this thing. The players and the players get a quarter of this also. The Fan vote is fifty percent players collectively vote and that will be twenty five percent media collectively votes. A panel of us and that's twenty five percent but the ever since they went to this format the player vote has been consistently insistently bizarre with when you start looking at all the guys that got votes and even like multiple votes who are guys. Were like fifteenth men or semi retired or playing in China and and they're still getting votes that it's the players are not taking. I hope they take it more seriously this year. So I'm not criticizing fans when I see the players doing. I want the players to have a vote. I wanted to take it seriously. And if they taken seriously I think they should take some of our share. I think they should have a bigger voice than we do if they think it seriously if they took it seriously and I'm not sure that they do the one thing I will say going through this Mostly this morning when I was was Kinda scrolling through a basketball reference pages. I I've I've decided I need a dynamic Mugshots now so when I go to the Karl Anthony towns page and he's smiling smiling. Brightly looks really happen thinking man. He's he's like seven eight straight games and his team is losing. It should be sad Karl Anthony towns when I go to pay all the time Brandon Ingram groom is looking really glum. And I'm thinking dude. You're having phenomenal breakthrough season. Sure the PELICANS destroyed. I want like dynamic mugshots. I want I want it to match the mood when I go to a basketball. The ball reference page. I liked that Howard. That's the inside fans want from you. Okay we have to abandon the studio because Ariel Hawaii is GonNa talk. Ma In a couple of minutes here but Mr Beck it's always wonderful to see you. I hope you are adjusting to be a COUPLA subway stops away from the park slope food coop now. I'm sure I'm sure they miss your patronage but We'll have to do this absolutely..

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"bleacher report" Discussed on The Lowe Post

The Lowe Post

10:09 min | 10 months ago

"bleacher report" Discussed on The Lowe Post

"The guy is pure entertainment. Better portray on your Eastern Conference all stars then. I probably won't be back on your pod to do that one. I don't have to to go out and I'm not saying trae young's bad choice either but you just by that logic you better put your young. It was more of a tiebreaker kind of thing where I just kind of. I decided if I'm deciding between him or giving Devon Booker his his finally has his first nod or towns I went with the the the guy who is just pure entertainment and still putting up monster numbers on a team. That's top three in the West. I mean is that I listen. I know the efficiency is bad. It's why I've always knocked Westbrook in the first place it you and I share the same general critique of him over the last several years including his MVP year but for purposes of all star especially all star reserves. I I'm not quibbling with it it'll be interesting to see what the coaches do. There is no statistics as for Russell Westbrook to meet the all star team Rohbock score numbers. Israeli it's not but those are the he doesn't even have that anymore Devon Booker's Ross Start Rob box. Numbers are just as good Donovan. The mitchells rob. Boxcar numbers are just as good mind and assist here there and I do have to there and I do have Mitchell in and I seriously seriously considered Devon Booker and and I think he's he's deserving Russell Westbrook's advanced that's our oracle all across them not horrible but their way below these other guys. The rockets are good because of James Harden. That's why the rockets are always In there in fact there are bad wind. James Harden doesn't play and Russell Westbrook does play which you know like I said I didn't say that that heavily with idea I'm not gonNA wait. That's so heavily here but in the absence of other compelling statistics saying they're Russell. Westbrook is an all-star I I just there just is no I looked I. CanNot I find physical case for all stores healthy thing. I'm GonNa make another absolutely squishy terrible case that you're going to just like just barf over as I make it. There's a certain amount of like I don't know inertia or just simply like if a guy's been an all star for six seven eight years running you gotta knock him out definitively. Typically I don't I don't disagree with that. Kevin Pelton talks about that all the time. The track record has to matter. And I'm fine with that I just don't I wait a little bit less than than most people in to to me. I just don't see a statistical case especially when you think about like yes. Numbers are good. What could other what what would Donald Mitchell do if he put up? Twenty four eight and seven if if breath on every single possession. He was wide open because two guys recovering. James Harden is point. His scoring would be higher whether his assistant rebounds would be as high. I don't know well. The shooting. Mitchell is shooting thirty six percent on threes. Westbrook shooting twenty three I think you would do pretty. Yeah well Another guy that I know would do well in that role because he did it. Is Chris Paul and in fact he was so good at it. That teams could not afford to double team James Harden in the way. They're doing now. Chris Chris. Paul is averaging sixteen point seven assists five rebounds forty seven percent overall thirty seven percent from three advanced that's off the charts. Here's as a staff. That's not advanced Chris. Paul in the last five minutes of close games thirty six of sixty six from the floor plus fifty seven. Chris Paul in the last has three minutes of close games. Fifteen thirty one from the floor plus eleven third. Chris Paul has been the best player in the NBA this year and it is not close. Chris Paul has been one of the best clutch players in the history of the NBA. Full Stop Chris. Paul's right elbow mid range jumper is arguably the single best late-game shot in the NBA. In the last fifteen. To Twenty Years Dirk Nowitzki would probably be the only one I think to me. That has an argument. Maybe you know I should say Katie to any any almost any Katie shot but that one Joe Johnson for like a three year span. Well Gioja that we're talking like it has been the Buzzer shot. Joe Johnson if it was not a buzzer shot at what it was only. It was only so much Joe Johnson. Time Chris Paul has been sensational this year. He's been better on offense than arrest despite the the fewer points per game and all that defensively. It's not close. He's been the best clutch player in the in the NBA for a team. That does not have a super duper amount of talent and they're five games. You're five hundred. He's in that left. Mitchell go bare Booker Ingram and took both jazz guys. And I shrug. I don't really feel passionately. Nationally about it It does it feel right to have to jazz guys. Feel great to have to jazz guys but what about that too but The PELICANS are twelve and twenty five in the sons are fourteen and twenty three and falling fast and so I just sorta used winning as the tiebreaker. I mean if you look at Mitchell's numbers booker's numbers they're they're very similar devon booker shooting better overall from the field defensively Mitchell is better in. It's not close so tiebreaker winner goes to Mitchell Ingram. MHM was tough men in because I will say part of the reason you have to watch the bad teams. I ain't got everything but when someone has a seasonal ingram you have to only watching can tell you. Is this guy playing winning basketball or is this guy putting up numbers. On a bad team Brandon. Ingram was playing winning basketball. The Way Brandon Ingram playing on both ends the floor. Now defensively the advance. That's unkind think. Too unkind I think he's better than they paint him but he still has progress. Typical of a young player He is playing winning. Winning basketball will translate a winning team. He's passing really well. He's shooting contested steadfast threes. He's super aggressive. Going to the RIM through contact through bodies through little little corridors. You don't think you can get through despite being toothpick. This is real. Yeah it's meaningful and if you want to put on the team I'm not gonNA argue. I just didn't in this case because 'cause I chose the to jazz guys in Chris Paul over him I don't feel great about any of those choices even towns. You could quibble with if he makes it. It'll be deserved. If Devon Booker makes it it it will be a deserved. He scored thirty or more like nine games in a row. I'm fine with any of those players to me. After Ingram and booker there was another gap and then he just SORTA gets ugly. It's like I was looking at like can I make a case for John Rant. Can I make a case for. CJ mccollum can I make a case for lamarcus Aldridge who sort of sneakily coming along lately and decided about two weeks ago. Hey No threes. That line someone's home with that line is for. It means something three I get three. Maybe I should shoot those. But that's what I went with. Towns Mitchell Gobert Chris Paul subject to change And I feel actually I feel bad for booker and Ingram but decent about those choices. You had booker off as well right. I had booker off but I wanted wanted to get him on. And you would be deserving. I honestly definitely deserving definitely deserving and listen I I agree with the way you just stated it in the case of I think it was Mitchell over over booker. Whoever booker just that winning being the tiebreaker? I don't agree in general even though I was just pounding the coaches for doing it this way. The coaches always talking about winning being so important so I want them to just be consistent with it. I don't think winning should be that big of a consideration for all star not in the same way as MVP when we talk about MVP and even all L. NBA. It's end of season awards for the full eighty two games and winning matters at that level and you're stats need to be more than just stats. But for an all star game which is only only about half the season and it's a an exhibition game and we don't we don't consider all started be as big of an honors all NBA. It's just a whole different different set of circumstances it the then you can be a numbers guy you can offense not no defense guy you can be a guy who has consistently somebody who's a fan favorite As long as there's it's warranted also by at least some of the production so I'm not like winning is not to me the most definitive most important important consideration. It's I think it should be weighed in and I think that yes. If you have a tough call between player a player be I think it's a fine tiebreaker. But I don't think it should be league the be all end. All I have no problem Devon Booker being an all star despite the sons being driven hookers averaging twenty six seven assists four rebounds on fifty one percent shooting thirty six percent from deep fifty seven percent from two. That's outrageous. His advanced numbers are all worth and Mitchell. And I think that's because of defense they're taking defense and I will say these advanced numbers including plus minus paint Devon Booker is one of the very worst defenders in the NBA. And I watched her game. Last night I watched sons a lot of watch every team a lot. I don't see it I don't see it. There's something that either I missing or the numbers are warping. Because I don't see a good defender I don't maybe even save average defender. I see someone who's prone to mistakes off the ball and this and that but I don't see trae young right I don't not try. I don't watch him and think that's one of the ten worst defensive players in the abyss. I'm watching wrong or missing stump stuff or so I just. I don't see it with him. So yes I considered his defense As as Disad is a disadvantage relative Mitchell bear and Paul. But I don't think it's as bad as those numbers are painting it to be. I would have no problem with them. Making the All star team by the way also if you if you again tiebreakers Donovan. Mitchell has also been insane and crunched this year. The jazz have been the single best crunch time team in the whole League Bogdanovich a crazy good in crunch time. You just can't have three youtall source. That's too much so again tiebreakers and you know the other instant conversation is like mantras. Harrell is averaging twenty points a game. I just can't take reserve but he's he doesn't have it it it you know there. Are there other guys. I mean I looked at the full list of guys I just. I was like let me be completed on this. I looked at guilty. Sal exander John Moran. CJ mccollum we against went down the drain Lamarcus derozen no way. The Spurs are so much better when they're on on the bench. porzingis merge Murray Buddy healed Jerry Jacks. I looked at everybody Diangelo Russel. He hasn't played enough. I Know Fox disqualify disqualify him for that but yeah no..

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"bleacher report" Discussed on Big Time Basketball

Big Time Basketball

10:51 min | 11 months ago

"bleacher report" Discussed on Big Time Basketball

"The bills the PODCAST. I think we gotta start here with the sixers and you know last night was the reason that I I just cannot quit this team. I didn't pick them to make the to win it out of the East I didn't I I'm still trusting the bucks more I like Janas more. I trust that much more. But the talent on this sixers roster and and what happened last night and what you can do despite the fact that the TNT guys were giving them crap saying he needs to be more assertive. I just can't quit this team. I can never say no matter how weird it looks no matter how bad it looks. I'm always going to leave a sliver of hope open for them because I more than maybe any other team elite when they put their stuff together if they can put their stuff together they can be a dominant elite team. And I think we saw some of that last night despite all their flaws. So let's bring in here Andy Bailey. bleacher report a guy who I followed for for years is now is one of my favorite guys and on twitter. Follow him at Andrew. Bailey on twitter is also a writer for bleacher report right before a bunch of other things covers the jazz and he joins me now now. Andy what's up man first and foremost on Scalp House. It's good to have you. Thanks for having me I appreciate being on. Let's start. Let's start here I want to get to the trade stuff was talked about the jazz. Look at some other stuff that nuggets but Your impressions last night of what N. B. Did a face of a lot of criticism people saying that he's out in shape people saying that he's not invested enough and he doesn't take the initiative on the court and be as dominant as you might as well. He was that last night and it was a huge win in Boston for the six. 'cause I know Marcus Smart for Boston. But what do you make of embiid and are you. Are you still are you buying the sixers. Still Adama potential dominant team in east or you. I think they have too many flaws and too many holes to really make a run so I I heard that entire lead in and I agreed with pretty much everything everything that you said. And I I I would just echo all of those points that you made. I also think the criticisms probably fair then beat. He's a guy who you know as we saw last. I didn't go out and get high thirties You know thirteen. Fourteen rebounds even had a bunch of assists last night when he's engaged he just looks phenomenal. But then you'll have those games games like against the raptors where he'll you know this is. This is an extreme example but he had zero point in that game against Toronto and he's kind of he's him and Yokich are are suffering from the same Malays or I don't I don't know what we want to call it this season. where it's like when they care when they when they WANNA play really heart Arthur dominant but for some reason it just kinda comes and goes with them You know as as for Philadelphia as a title contender I. I think. There's probably three or four teams in the east that I would not be shocked to see the NBA finals the bucks or the team and I think they have the best individual player but if if if you told me that the raptors were in the finals again I wouldn't be shocked if you told me the Celtics we're in the final that would be shocked. you know the sixers and boxer. Obviously you see a part of that conversation. I think you drop off a little bit when you get to the heat and the Pacers. But they're not far behind either This season is playing out. I think exactly like most give us expected where there are just a bunch of teams. That are really really fun to watch. And and it's I know there's a lot of blow outs against the lottery teams. But there's there's some good parody at the top you know ten to twelve teams in the NBA. And that's that's definitely the case in eastern conference. Yes I had you know. I almost had no faith and we have ah RIC Bucher and Kendrick Perkins Sue before the season. Were saying. Hey you know I think I think they both actually pick the raptors to to come out of the east and I was saying I just. I don't see it no way no way. I'm a little bit more open to that. Now I think but they still the rappers are still only three and eight against teams winning records. They're mopping up against some of the some of the bathrooms. That's not that doesn't mean that they can't go and win a big playoff series as I do try. I mean I think Nick Nurses obviously a great coach and their depth is pretty impressive as well but I think before the season we were like okay. It's Buxton sixers in the east. It is a little bit more open to that. But I think Andy I would still be pretty surprised if another team broke into that. Maybe Boston. But we've talked about it with scall- here are you. Do you buy I mean because they're really they're crunch time lineup. Is You know it's it's it's four wings Cambe obviously at the at the garden and four wings and maybe a big you can be successful against the Toronto's and the Philadelphia's he's the world who were just so much bigger and deeper than than than a Celtics team I I I do I would probably put Boston if I was to break it down into tears I think philly and Milwaukee is in one Boston and Toronto is the next one. And then the heat and the Pacers after that And like I said earlier I wouldn't be stunned done if any of those top four made it for Boston. Specifically I the sort of position alignment that they can go with and I think it makes them difficult difficult defend and you know Kimba sides is going to be a problem in certain matchups. I mean it's. It's clearly a problem. That can still Adelphia It it's GONNA be a problem against Milwaukee. Lucky he's not. He's not much shorter than Eric. BLEDSOE in fact they're probably around the same height but bless those he plays bigger. He's a bigger guy So size is an issue there but I think they kind of make up for it with with good size at two through four and sort of switch ability to three or four. I I've been a big proponent of physician Lewis Basketball for four or five years now and I love the versatility that they have When they play those three wings? Hey we're taking brown with smarten Walker. And there's there's is obvious drawbacks too that They're going to get annihilated on the boards by guys like an NBA It's it's it's just a problem that they're going to have to face but I think there are counters for them. They're going to be tough to defend on the other end because you know embiid decent for a guy his size on the perimeter. But you're still not going to expect to stay in front Lenovo Jaylen Brown or Jason Tatum So there's some give and take with that strategy and if I had to pick You know I'm certainly taking the sixers of the bucks over the Celtics in a series series right now but I just. I just think it's open enough to say that. Hey there's a legitimate argument for you know X Y and Z teams to to get all the way to the final. I WANNA get some of the West. Seems a little bit the jazz the nuggets you mentioned Yokich. I got questions about him but I did want to pick up something there that you said like what we've talked about on the show with scowl hit. He's he said that you no. He trusts the bucks for forty six minutes. He Trust Janas for forty six minutes most dominant player in the League but he has concerns with him in the last two minutes. Whether you know it's like he doesn't have necessarily a goto thing. It's a lot of just like I'm going to be stronger. More physical bigger longer than you. And that's sort of how he dominates. The Games in the books haven't really been playing in any any real like they've been blown loan teams out there. Have there hasn't been a lot of crunch time minutes that have that That that may have solved. This problem Do you look at that as the problem for the bucks and like I i. I think they're you know. Obviously they're incredibly dominant twenty two and three or another. They're probably gonNA run away with the ones in the eastern conference but do you look at last year and what happened with the raptors. Still a problem this year for this bucks. Nima Nakisa zeal. Yeah I think if you had to pick one it would certainly be that but as you were describing the problem I just thought well. That's exactly exactly what did For his first three titles he had a lot of help with the fourth title in Miami and and I think they Shaquille O'Neal Yana Sense to book comparison although there clearly different physically Their fair he's a player who can just dominate completely anyone who tries to guard him with intently entry to the rim and it was a problem last season. I think in in years past. It's been a problem with teams building that wall and transition and forcing him away from the Ram. He's gotTa have at least one counter. When that when that wall goes up effectively His three point percentage is up this year. He's up over thirty I think he has to be a great point shooter to be the dominant player that he is. Obviously 'cause he hasn't to this point But it it is hard to pinpoint we with this bucks games there this year which is Kinda funny because we did the same thing with them. Last year they ended up losing So I think it's totally fair. Criticism that that Scou- makes I just I m reason. I'm just not that worried about it. I'm also thinking maybe losing losing that series to the raptors last year could be kind of their twenty thirteen spurs moment Where they felt like they should've won that final and they came back and just destroy everybody? Everybody all season all the way through the championship. Twenty fourteen Maybe maybe that loss is the kind of adversity In the kind of challenge they needed to get to the next level. Yeah I'm kind of with you. I think a lot of people look back at at that series last year. They're up to oh they could have easily been up three. Oh as well and they. Obviously the wheels fell off. They lose four stray. The and people want to point to that as like. Oh you know. Yachts didn't have a counter move or the boot and holes or system. Might not work. I maybe maybe that's the case or maybe it was just hey. They had a bad run. They had a bad stretch. There and that guy is no longer in the conference in work wise no longer you know in their way so it may be proven right than those people may be proven correct but I still feel like it's Obviously you know the bucks in your head and shoulders above a pretty much everybody else. Let's move on any Bailey here bleacher report. NBA Writer I want to I want him out of the West I want to do the jazz and a little bit with you because I've just been I think everyone's been super confused kind of what's going on there. I expected them to be better. But I want to start. You mentioned you mentioned Yokich. You mentioned the nuggets gets and you know I think between the jazz and the nuggets. Those are two teams that I think people thought would be better regular season teams. Maybe they are not specifically the jazz but even the nuggets and there's been a lot of Chris the criticism about Yokich and whether it's way and it's it's kind of like the MVP thing too. It's it's it's how physically. What kind of shape and does he take over games physically and and you know I I? The other night didn't have a point in the in the first quarter and I think people criticizing for that but he did it you know. He's he's a great passer. He did have some assists and he kind of let the game come to him. You see anything different with him and and this nuggets team this year. And what do you like the fate of him and Jamal Maria A one-two so he does look different to me. I I think anybody needs doesn't is is lying to themselves Physically he didn't he didn't look that much different to me. Yes he looked a little bit heavier but I gotta carry quite a bit of weight lassie into what looks different to me. And we've seen it for like stretches that last maybe a week or two in season's pass but it's basically been going on for a however long I mean it's almost two months now He just sort of mope up and down the floor For lack of a better term and and and that even happens with an in within individual games for him in the past. But now it's like you know half the time he's out there he looks he looks annoyed..

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Interview with John Nunemaker About His Developer Career

Ruby on Rails Podcast

06:40 min | 1 year ago

Interview with John Nunemaker About His Developer Career

"So John. What is your developer origin story yeah yeah what the basically the way it started as. I always enjoyed math and stuff like that in high school going way back and when I went to college I just started. I kind of assumed like there was some computer stuff going on so this was two thousand and two thousand four and a lot of stuff was was happening opening that seemed exciting and at the Ogden programming so I took some programming classes the first one I think was visual basic and I did well in the the class didn't really feel like I learned anything and then I took another class next semester that was see and the teacher was in my my opinion back then then it was hard core so it was like we were on Lenox. We learn how to compile. We were doing you know see and even some Pearl. I think also and I remember you're right out of the gate struggling big time I basically had not I basically learned how to program in the first class and so I I spent every office hours for the entire semester and pull my Grad from like an F. Which I had never had my entire life about three weeks into I think I ended up with like a b. Minus so ended up kind of getting the hang of it and and progressing then my senior year it would have been the end of my junior year. They had this major class where you could take one class for entire month and I was all you did so it was like really intensive three or four hours a day and I took a web job in like Photoshop class and absolutely love because it took the stuff that was cool programming. I enjoyed making Gregorian calendars and things like that but it being able to put it on the Internet and then instantly like have my mom was kind of next level and so I think that's from then on basically I've been hooked on the web so the next semester I took independent study in PHP and my sequel build a little bed and breakfast website and and then kind of fell into my first job and then fell into my second job small consultancies and stuff like that just cranking out websites and then I think from there ended up at Notre Dame and got to University of Notre Dame got to learn a lot of really good things in work around great team and Matt eventually who become kind of my co-founder at ordered list Steve Smith and and with the two of us hit it off. He was Kinda Front End. I was kind of back end and we both enjoyed our our parts and so I ended up leaving Notre Dame and joining him and then the rest of it you kind of mentioned where we went to build some stuff and eventually ended up at at hub so I think that's kind of where it started from me so it's basically like two thousand three two thousand four kind of got into some web stuff absolutely loved it and did nothing. I mean my entire twenty s were like way too much time with my sequel and that eventually into like ruby on rails and stuff like that was ordered list building ruby and ruby on rails yeah so we when and he went Steve and I were still at Notre Dame we built the content management system that we call conductor because conductor had an NDA and it was conducting inducting websites. We were very smart all the names we probably took all all the vowels out because that was when you know flicker and all those didn't have have bowel so that was probably it probably didn't have vowels either but basically we were like. We're going to build this in rails. It's going to be awesome and like I remember Notre. Dame was very against at the time against new technologies and so we kind of just did it. We paid for out of our departments funds instead of using like a general. It stuff like that and it was on rails and then when I joined ordered last I mean we were consultants basically but or list inc but what we did right away we knew long-term we wanted to be in products and so we started started harmony which was basically like we rebuilt conductor from the ground up as a way to make it faster for us to ship websites for clients basically and so that's kind of yeah so it was all all ruby on rails stuff so awesome will the next question I have for you is really kind of a two parter so first of all. I'd love to hear about box South Sports. What is that yeah so box out sports I just joined in January and what that is is it's basically we hope mostly college sports and now kind of delving into high school as well with their social media presence and so basically any kind of info graphic or game game update half and of Quarter player the game interesting stats quotes all the stuff that if you are on instagram lot you'll see it all over. ESPN bleacher report those kinds of things infographics huge on facebook and instagram sell the company started maybe five years ago and and it's again with Steve Smith and then with two other guys Raby lightfoot and Jeff Myers. Neither of them are programmers but the four of us are all in now and basically they. They started it. Maybe three or four years ago and I just joined and it's going really well. a lot of good saturation in College a lot of college sports use us for just updating on. Here's here's how all the Games are going for all their teams James Volleyball Men's and women's football soccer basketball baseball softball everything that you can kind of imagine we have different graphic packages packages for as really similar. I was talked to Steve. About how similar it is to harmony harmony was basically this like template and data's system where a developer would like like create this template and then that from that template we derive like a pretty form to show a contact person so they didn't have to worry about html and CSS and where things will go and just made it really easy for them to put it in and this infographics thing the exact same thing. It's basically like this template system where a developer primarily Japhet box out will create these templates and they have what what's what are the data inputs that we need and then when a sports information director her or someone who's athletics or a student worker whose at a game is doing an update they don't have to think about like what's our branding look like does this is this designed find well or any of that kind of stuff they have these stock templates they just fill in the data and then they get beautiful graphics to share just a a really simple way to like you know defined templates and end up with with Japex and PNG's and actually uses electron on the back end for some of the rendering and stuff like that which is kind of cool too.

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Looking Back: Toronto Raptors Win Game 6 in NBA Finals

CBS Sports Radio

04:47 min | 1 year ago

Looking Back: Toronto Raptors Win Game 6 in NBA Finals

"So now we're past the NBA finals. Congratulations. At around raptors there, the champions of the basketball world. Now, the real fun begins involving that team Golden State Indian BA. Let's bring on Howard Beck was a terrific, terrific senior NBA writer for Bleacher report. He said, thanks to shell Pennzoil performance line. I'm going to go back to the finals Toronto Winston six. What word or words would use to describe that series? And what we all experienced and what we also with all due respect to the raptors 'cause they don't want their championship. I don't use the tip of their, their championship because their championship deserves all the plot. It's all the praise that, that they've earned that you're asking me just to describe the series weird. I mean. You know, and that was from the beginning, by the way, we roll back to clock McAllister a couple of weeks here. I said, even we're going into the series that this was going to be possibly the strangest or these the most unique final. Dive of are covered up covered eighteen or nineteen of them now. And the reason is we've never had a final start where the superstar each team was both in both cases possibly leaving. Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant that was unprecedented tone that these guys were so much in play remain. So, but then bigger than that was just the, the fact that Kevin Durant was not starting the series but was not necessarily out either. He was this spectre looming over the whole thing. And so even as the raptors one game one even as the warriors sweet out game to the real question was not. Well, how's it going, how matchups going to go? What's the moves and counter moves? And who's the better team? It was no Wayne is Kevin Durant coming back. And if he does that change the entire complexion of the series, and that alone made this series this finals, absolutely unique, and then all the other layers on top of it, the intrigue over, what he comes back the frustrations that have been reported about the with the warriors team. It's about not knowing when he was gonna come back is coming back Klay. Thompson misses a game on looney misses the game. Dread does come back. And of course goes down with that terrible achilles. And they somehow manage to, to be a game in a game six where they could have extended this thing. And Klay Thompson goes down with the ACO. We've just never ever ever seen anything quite like this NBA finals. I'm always a big believer that even if it's something is not a positive even if it's a negative is going to help sell it's going to get a lot of attention. How much do you think with all that going on really not only help the NBA, but further the NBA going into the future going into the offseason with free agency from the NBA is not having any trouble getting attention? These days ratings are generally great, tennis, great their credibly popular period. I think the NBA is fine regardless what I do. Think is positive coming out of the series. I mean, let's, let's go just the fact that we've got free agency coming up first NBA free agency, NBA transactions have become like its own season in its own its own category of story. So there's the basketball in the NBA is very proud of the quality about four knows. I think they should be there's all the other stuff in the NBA is more than happy to have all the other stuff the transactions in the rumors. They're they're fine with all of that. It's, it's, you know, teams may not like speculation about their player and the player may not always like a is kind of sitting there going, you know, it's fine. You know, people are talking about a lot the tweeting about us, and they're speculating, and it's fine. But in terms of the finals, and how it impacts NBA popularity I think it can only be good for the league to have the raining. Super team. Not just lose as the warriors did. But all of a sudden very moral because Kevin Durant is probably not gonna play next season even if he stays. And I don't think he's staying Klay. Thompson may not play all next season if he stays, and I think he will stay, but the warriors won't be the warriors next season. So after all, these years of people saying it's a fatal complete the season is meaningless. We're just waiting for the warriors coronation. Well, that's not going to be the case anymore. There's no you know, we have warriors Cavs for four straight years. And then we had warriors Toronto next season next June. We're going to have a completely different finals, Leonard leaves, the raptors will have a different entrance from the east also. So if you if you're a fan of restoring some equilibrium, or not wanting a super team that just dominates too extreme measure than we're gonna good place where things stand right now because there's gonna be

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How the Warriors' All-Star injuries might change the NBA Finals

KNBR Tonight with Drew Hoffar & Kevin Frandsen

02:51 min | 1 year ago

How the Warriors' All-Star injuries might change the NBA Finals

"I don't want to give you this update because I do think it's interesting. We just talked to Sean hike in for Bleacher report talking about Covad looney. And how he's going to be out, obviously, going to lean on bookie was very good in game two, but Klay Thompson, I, he, he was out last night, about eight minutes to go hit MRI today that indicated added mild hamstring strain of the hamstring. He is questionable for game three on Wednesday. That's brutal news. Kevon looney was balling out. Did not play in the second half of last night's game. He had an MRI today, and it says that he has non-displaced cartilage fractures, on the right side, which is right by the sternum there from if I'm correct? Right markets. Right. By the sternum it's ripped so he's out indefinitely, which is a brutal blow for the warriors. So we'll see if the adjustments that could make I think the fact that they split in Toronto, it really should bring the narrative of the entire series back. Before tip off of game one. Which is if the warriors, thank you. Thank you. Jake's. You should just said that should have just said questionable just hop on next time. But I do think it brings the narrative back to game before game one tip off where if the warriors are in control, but gonna win. That's my gut feeling right now. They're coming back home for two. That's right now, you're right exactly my fault. It's it's going to be wild Wednesday. It really is. And I think I think the warriors the warriors are back in control here because everybody was talking about how the Torah we had with spinning after game one, you said I mean, didn't the national narratives drive you nuts. To that is a controlling wait a minute. Time out. Stop traffic and they do it again. Do that. Again, fourteen seventeen to twelve. I know I know the, the fans of Toronto were very, very mellow. I heard Marcus Thompsons conversation with John and Tom last week at what's having a good time up there. But I think the national media just stopped traffic for second, because everyone hates the warriors nationally, not out here. They there, the villains. Wants to lose to the fact that the raptors instill game one. They outmanned up with the God game one put everybody in this spin that they were somehow and control the series when, in fact I had to see it yesterday if they could repeat the performance. Now they were damn good. But that third quarter warriors show that they are that much better. It was the classic third quarter warriors gone around. Yeah. I mean we've seen that somebody times out of halftime, making the right adjustments. We've seen it so many times that come on third quarter they smoke you and they opened it up with an eighteen run. Like I said a seventeen point swing down five twelve. Well. I stop that. That's so impossible. If, if you're Nick, nurse you're pulled whatever hair, you have left out. I didn't know them Shah's from massage from Drake from dictators Saggio Drake.

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Kawhi Leonard has a 13-0 record against Sixers

The Al Malmberg Show

00:54 sec | 1 year ago

Kawhi Leonard has a 13-0 record against Sixers

"Kawhi Leonard Carver high. What did you say? He's never lost a game ever to the Sixers. Yeah. I just saw this Bleacher report just tweeted this out that long last twice thirteen to know against the seventy Sixers in his career. Obviously most of that was with the Spurs and the Spurs probably beat up on a lot of bad seventy six or teams during that time, but thirteen ino- Kawhi Leonard against the seventy. Sixers. He's scored twenty seven points on eight of eleven shooting. There are three small NBA postseason history in the last forty five years at least twenty seven on eleven Johnson has Larry Bird LeBron James and now Kawai Leonard. The raptors game was over at half-time. Their biggest halftime lead in the series over the magic twenty points since losing game on they outscored the magic by an average of nineteen points each game Lowery average underline points per game in the series. He's passed that of the first quarter. He outscored the magic starters in the first quarter by himself twelve

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"bleacher report" Discussed on Izzy and Spain

Izzy and Spain

03:59 min | 1 year ago

"bleacher report" Discussed on Izzy and Spain

"You'll hear what he said next Spain and Fitz on ESPN radio. We're just starting to get used to this brands that we thought were solidified and in where there just wasn't a ton of drama now is just all opening up like a flower. That is the Kardashians. And I love every second of it as we continue to get all the reality show drama that won't behind the scenes and now part of it continues to flow from the Packers as we heard the allegations in in a spectacular article on Bleacher report that really pinpointed some issues with Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy with both sorta sourced and unsourced comments that we had all of that. When we now have the response from the bay. Biggest name in it. Aaron Rodgers Spain and Fitz on ESPN radio. Sarahspain Jason Fitz presented by progressive insurance. And we knew that this this might happen. I mean, you got to think that it some point Aaron Rodgers might speak. You knew he was at least going to be asked about it. But he was on ninety four five ESPN in Milwaukee and responded to the Bleacher report article that that question is leadership questioned sort of his relationship with players in the locker room, and and you know, frankly, Sarah just questioned him as a quarterback. I wanna say this though, before we hear his words. I thought that the article from Bleacher report did a nice job of questioning Mike McCarthy Aaron Rodgers end Ted Thompson, I mean, it was written in such a way that it really through all three of them violently under the bus. I don't think it was it was overly biased towards any one part of it being part in all the blame. It felt like they were throwing the blame at each of their three feet and been individually. Did you get that same sense? I did. I mean, I think it's going to be hard to hear anybody criticize you. But a couple of people put their names to it. Right. It was not anonymous sources there were a couple of players that used to play there. Some who defended Rodgers throughout pretty much and others who tended to be able to two point two two ways that they didn't think that he necessarily was on the up and up all the time. And the fact that there were names associated with it, and that even in the article people like Greg Jennings acknowledged I know him going to hear it like it's not popular to say things about this guy who's a God in Green Bay. But I'm going to tell you what I think so all of those things kind of were in my mind as I listened to Aaron's response will this. Go ahead. Sorry. That's my fault. Not yours. This is whether it had to say the thing is about this article. It's it's you know, it's not a mystery. This was a smear attack. But you know, a writer look into advances career talking with mostly irrelevant bitter players who all have an agenda whether they're advancing their own careers. Or just trying to stir old stuff up. And then what happens is the same tired media folks, picking it up and talking about it who is this just, you know, emphasizes their opinion about me already. The crazy thing is there's super slanted opinions in that piece stated as fact, and then there's quote unquote facts, which are just outright lies. Mean those are strong strong words about an article that that frankly, I I didn't think it was written in some way to absolutely slant against Aaron. Yeah. I mean, listen, I can't begin to imagine. What it's like trying to speak to a story that makes you look bad in this way. But I do think he doesn't do himself any favors by taking former teammates guys that at one time. We're very successful alongside him and calling them irrelevant claiming that they have some sort of meaningful reason to be to be saying these things about them other than where they believe it. You know, Greg Jennings, drew Michael Finley, those guys, you know, even even the guy who was I think most in defensive him Ryan grant who was the Packers starting running back for a couple years was the one who said he's been holding a grudge against McCarthy since the day started..

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 Major League Baseball Preview: It's Opening Day 2019

Sal Licata

13:25 min | 1 year ago

Major League Baseball Preview: It's Opening Day 2019

"Opening day, and I cannot wait Madsen Yanks get everything started at one on five. I realize Harrison I was just looking over the schedule before the Mets and the and the Yanks are the only to apply at one zero five tomorrow one a Yankee actually one Mets for one zero five and then the other games will follow throughout to go around major league baseball right now, we welcome. And Scott Miller who's a national baseball columnist for Bleacher report scout amongst other things Scott happy opening day. I mean, this is this is a great grey day for baseball fans everywhere. A big slate of exciting action all across major league baseball. It is happy opening day to you as well. And yeah, it's it seems like it can't get here. Quick enough. I always say, you know, baseball more than any other sport has brings with it something that is unique that nothing else can say that simply as opening day equates. To the promise of summer, the promise of the last day of school is very close. It's getting closer. And who doesn't like the thought of summer vacation and whatever else and thought of war nights at the ballpark. Yeah. I mean, there's a lot of things that go into the other thing I would add to that. Scott would be the fact that you know, you have it there for you pretty much every night for the next six months, it's different than opening night and football way opening week, whatever it is. And then it goes away for a few days. And then it's once a week baseball. Once it starts, it is six months of basically there for you every single night. And that's what I love about it. Yeah. No question. I mean, I I know, you know, even you know going back as a kid growing up in Michigan. I grew up about thirty miles south of Detroit so back then I followed the Tigers. And, you know, just, you know, your kid, and you can't you know, you don't have your driver's license yet or anything. Thing every night the summertime you had a friend. You had you had your Tigers. In my case on TV. College. I had a great summer job at a state park in Michigan. Yeah. During my summers off in college and state park, quite often. I would be a permit but without front as cars came in. I take their money, you know, the three bucks or whatever cost command and a state park was over near lake eerie and not only were you outside in the summer. But I had a radio in that booth and I worked at three thirty to eleven thirty shift and listen to music up until about seven or seven thirty. And then I click over to hurry. You know him and Paul Carey telling me all about whatever was going on with the Tigers at night. And you're right. It every night every day there there there's something that just build slowly. And slowly, you know, like a great book read a chapter, maybe grabs you, then the next one. And then you go on and what the Mets in particular. And you're right. I mean, that's that's the beauty of what the Mets in particular. You get excited early on because the Mets own opening day. Matter of fact, they've won thirty seven of the west forty nine last year. They started started twelve and to Scott and everybody at least around here. At least myself I was excited about this ball club in and then they went into the tank naturally. So that book got pretty bad in a hurry. You look at this meds ballclub in the National League east in particular. Where do you rank the Mets right now in the NFL is heading in opening day? You know, I it not deduct a question. But is that's what's gonna be fascinating about the summers. I think anywhere from first to fourth. I mean, you know, depending on health depending on the way things go, I mean, you know, the National League east more than any division of the game. You had teams trying to better themselves trying to to to you know, deliver that knockout punch in the wintertime with trades and free agent signings. Dom, you know, I mean the nationals I think everybody talks about them losing Bryce Harper. And the funny thing there is I think a lot of people are kind of dismissing the nationals because hey, they lost Bryce Harper. That kid want. Soto is great Victor rollerblades is coming out. They're going to be good Phillies made their moves Atlanta won the division last year. You know, I like what the Mets did. I think they they they they made some smart moves. You know, obviously you start with the pitching. Graham, and how about the ground versus shirts or the mile. I mean talk about a great opening day matchup but him center, Dr Wheeler. I like getting Edward D as I mean, people Robertson knows the bigger name. I, of course, still and people say, oh, can I was going back to New York? But Edwin d as the this kid was as good a closer was in a game last year for Seattle. That's a great addition. You know? Behind the plate. You know? Wilson ramos. I think there's some promise, and it's gonna take health and has gonna take some, you know, smart play and Conforto needs to continue to improve. But you know, like, I said without doc in the question. I mean, I thanks go. Well, I think they're gonna content put it that way. I think you'll see a fourteen horse race down into the last into August and September and how about the National League overall. We don't need to go into the specifics of each division here. But you mentioned Al the National League east can be in the brave yet through the defending champs and natural good even without harbor Phillies. Clearly better their lineup on paper looks loaded Mets made some improvements. So those four teams should be battling there. I mean, you look at the rest of the National League. How do you feel the central is gonna plan everybody? I know loves the cubs this year people high in the cardinals brewers are pretty darn good. You're talking now we just went over to divisions in there are seven teams potentially to be the playoffs even with the reds improving. I still don't think that they're realistic realistic. To be playoff team. And then in the west I mean, yeah. At least have two or three teams fighting for the postseason. So Scott when you look at it, how do you see the wildcard plan out? I mean, you could give me the divisions. I but in the National League the Walker is going to be intriguing. Yeah. It is. Because you're you're right. I mean, you know, the cubs ninety five or more games. I think for four years in a row at you know, they they have a really good team. You know, the one team I'm keeping an eye on. I I'm not so sure about no walkie. I mean on paper, they look really good. But they're one team that kind of disrespect starting pitchers. I mean, they're they're success last year aside from the smart moves to get Renzo Kane and Christian yelich their success. Was that bullpen was phenomenal. Josh Hader is back and going to be really good. But you know, Jeremy Jeffress has a sore shoulder. Corey knievel sore elbow to start the year. Those were two guys that played a big role in that broke in the bullpen. So my question with the brewers. I think for them to repeat last year. They've got to have the bullpen pitch. Every bit as good as it did last year. And I'm not sure both sides are so volatile. I'm not sure if they're going to be able to match what they did last year. So, you know, that's why I'm watch wants Milwaukee. Cincinnati. Please is gonna hit like a zillion home runs in that ballpark. He's probably gonna drive the rats crazy with some of his antics. They'll be fine. Say Lewis is gonna be good doubt. Dodgers everybody talks about Clayton Kershaw unavailable for opening day because he's opening on the injured list, but they're pretty deep. And I think they still are the favorites in the National League West Colorado's right there. Again, you talk about all the teams that are contenders. I'm not sure. But I tell you what for the first time in ten or fifteen years, the Padres have become relevant. Manny machado. It's gonna be fascinating to see what he does especially after playing the villain, and I told her and I was shocked. You know, the Padres went the opposite way of what most teams do keep the kids in the minors to buy an extra year of service time delay free agency. They call up their kid Fernando taste junior is going to be the opening day lineup playing shortstop tomorrow as well. Next Chato and he's juniors right there next to Blad. Gratitude here is one of the best prospects of the game. So you know, everywhere you look a lot to be excited for we're talking about Scott Miller national baseball columnist for Bleacher report. Yeah. And that's Scott. Normally I feel like you could read the predictions from everybody in America that writes these predictions. Are you looking at it yourself? It's hard to pick against the teams who are consistently. They're hard to knock off the cobs hard to knock off the nationals. The dodgers, then maybe you take one or two different teams making the playoffs this year in the National League in particular when you look at it going into the year. Maybe I'm wrong. Greg me, if I am I see more parody than ever before you can make a scenario as we just mentioned a bunch of different teams. I wouldn't be shocked if any of those different scenarios happens where you can have three to four teams in each division competing for playoff spots. Yeah. I think that's true. I think that's that's healthy for baseball. Because I, you know, look we're coming off a season where attendance dropped about four percent last year and seventeen of thirty teams saw tennis declines. And there are various reasons for that. You know baseball will tell you a big part of the reason is the April and may weather last year in the east and midwest was really bad, cold, rainy and fans just didn't want to come out. I'm sure that's a contributing factor last year. Was the first year in baseball history. Whenever more strikeouts than hits. I think the way the games being played right now is a contributing factor to attendants declining. But the third contributing factor in my opinion, is you know, we've reached that stage. You know, we were tanking is kind of gotten away from that a little bit this year. But if you want to say tanking or rebuilding clubs have realized the middle's the worst place to be if we can't win we need to strip things down and rebuild. And I think too many teams in the last couple of years have have done that. And so what you've gotten is is, you know, fans in number of cities losing interest in the game because their local team is trying so hard it's basically stripping down rebuilding. So the fans are like, well, what's there to be excited about what you just said in the National League to that last point? I think finally in the National League at least you're right as you look. Around. You don't see, you know, a third of the league or more rebuilding. You see teams that they think they can win in that are giving their fans reason to hope and that is not the case. Of course in the American League's we transition narrow let's start with the American League east. Let me ask you this way. More concerned with the Yankees injuries slash starting rotation or the Red Sox bullpen heading into the year. Yeah. It's Baltar concerns. I you know, I I pick the Red Sox to win the division last year. And I'm leaning that way this year because I respect that Red Sox rotation. Chris sale, David price report, Selo and company. And also, I think the Red Sox where I like him last year, and I still sort of do that lineup. I think there are back at more strikeouts than hits in the game. There are fewer strikeouts. In the Red Sox lineup there. It's a nice mix of power in contact hitters on base guys guys that can put the ball in play. Whereas, you know, as we know the Yankees lineup is really exciting. But at Tanah homers, and and you guys are going to strike out a bunch. So that's sad. I would give the edge the Red Sox, but they didn't bring Craig kimbrel back Joe Kelley was under rated and that bullpen last year. He was a free agent went to sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers. So. So the Red Sox bullpen is a work in progress. I tell you what. There's a chance that bullpen could make Alex Cora. Look not so smart after they made him look really smart in his debut season. As manager last year, you give the raise any chance to make ninety games for goodness sake or ago. Yeah. I think so I mean, you know, look Blake's now, you know, part of the fun. This year is is is is is it is every year is finding out. You know, what our guys gonna certain guy's gonna do for an encore Blake Snell is one of those. I mean Cy Young winner last year phenomenal. But the baseball history is stacked with all kinds of you know, one hit wonders guys that were great one year. And then they they did repeat the m-. The thing about baseball. It makes it so difficult is, you know, the the Mark of a great player is consistency over a number of seasons. You know, when you turn a guys baseball card over, you know, the statistic line. Doesn't jump out at you from one year. But rather over five six seven years is pretty consistent. And that's what Blake's now is going to have to build this year. He's got to build on what he started last year. And that's gonna be interesting. I liked the addition of Charlie Morton, former Houston Astro into the rotation in Tampa Bay that's going to help. They got some good things going on Tampa Bay.

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Apple - what they should do next

podnews

02:25 min | 1 year ago

Apple - what they should do next

"Editor James Cridland me has written an opinion article called podcasts what apple should do next containing three simple steps to stop the decline of apple podcasts and help podcasters. You'll find it linked from show notes and our newsletter. Today, the Google podcasts. A program has just opened its second round of applications. It quote seeks to increase the diversity of voices in the industry globally and Lois barriers to podcasting. How you can make the most of podcast advertising and article by Chandrika track. He was part of a future of advertising supplement in the times last week. It's now being published online all the contributors to this article excellent. Especially the second one podcasts. Great for people who have difficult his seeing properly. But making sure that your podcast website is accessible his important to says Roberts w king. It's also a legal requirement in many countries in a state. The Lipson says it's podcasting revenue has grown by thirty percent. And in total the company earned double the amount of revenue year on year over twenty two million US dollars. The company has eleven million US dollars in the Bank. So congratulations to them. Pod. News dot net slash support. We note the podcast on iheart radio have been marked up using open graph as videos, and such a appear within a Google video search, which is interesting Indian newspaper, the Hindu covers the power of podcasts. They say in countries similar to India where people are still not very comfortable showing their face this medium fits in perfectly and other day. Another music streaming company is moving into podcasting and Gumy a music streaming service for the Middle East and North Africa has just added over two hundred fifty shows to it service, including Joe Rogan and rejoice we have another net flicks for podcasts. Br. Brilliant. It's an app called brew. And it's looking at a five dollar a month subscription brew pays its creators based on their number of unique listens. They've raised a total of four hundred thousand dollars in a funding round. And Sean Clements would like you to clear your throat, please in podcasts we cover a couple of new podcasts today from the Bleacher report football ranks and cadence thirteen and new podcast from them called professional, a

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Jaguars release Blake Bortles costing $16.5 million in dead cap space

The Sports Reporters

01:19 min | 1 year ago

Jaguars release Blake Bortles costing $16.5 million in dead cap space

"Blake Bortles was released by the Jaguars released. Not traded just dropped over sixteen million dead money counted against his team, and they still drop them. Now. Let's go back five years to the two thousand fourteen draft. Where was Bortles picked first round number three at the time. What did they say fantastic size NFL body type franchise caliber quarterback Mel kiper gave the Jaguars overall a for their draft that year and a Bleacher report was more cautious. They wrote Bortles is not nearly as ready to step in and play from day one as teddy Bridgewater is and he may not have the. Upside that Johnny Manziel does a him. Both Bridgewater and Manziel are currently looking for jobs Bridgewater, perhaps his third team Menzel just to job period. And now, so as Bortles all this proves is that there was no such thing as a guarantee in drafting a player and all the pre-draft type is just a lot of hot air designed to keep TV show sports, talk radio and scouting websites in clover year, round Bortles is exhibit a improving you don't know an NFL quarterback until he becomes an NFL quarterback five years ago is team used a top three pick five years later. He's cutting costing them

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Jason Kidd Could Succeed Luke Walton as Lakers Head Coach

The Herd with Colin Cowherd

00:56 sec | 1 year ago

Jason Kidd Could Succeed Luke Walton as Lakers Head Coach

"Walton has reportedly been in the hot seat since team has gone six of eleven without lebron they've slipped from fourth place to tiber nine in the west in currently add the playoff picture but according to your bleacher report jason kidd is among the potential placements and even the favourite to succeed role in it the lakers make a change so jason kidd's been fired here's sound that i'm hearing is gaining momentum jason kidd returning to the coaching ranks by succeeding luke walton with the lakers i know the kid wants to coach again in the case of jason and the lakers now sources are saying this has gone to the next level and that if the lakers do make them move on loop which based on all of the rumblings could happen sooner rather than later kit appears to be very much in the mix and possibly is even the faith if jason kidd ends up being the head coach of the lakers before the end of the season i would not be surprised

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Will the Dodgers acquire Bryce Harper?

KNX Weekend News and Traffic

00:48 sec | 2 years ago

Will the Dodgers acquire Bryce Harper?

"Farmer. Bleacher report senior baseball columnist. Scott Miller tells cakes the dodgers are clearing out some dead. Wood is he puts it would camps. Better days are behind him. Yes, y'all tweet obviously has been a lightning rod during his time with the dodgers. He can certainly generate electricity in a stadium. But he can also frustrate managers in front office personnel with some of his behavior. So you know, it clears some spots some space for the on the dodgers roster. Miller says the dodgers may use that space to acquire Bryce Harper. He is a been with the nationals. But he's a free agent. Now, the reds are getting L A to minor league. Players pitcher Homer Bailey. Bailey is going to be released. The dodgers also sending a log about seven million dollars to the reds

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Pay-per-view providers offer refunds after technical difficulties during Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson match

24 Hour News

00:33 sec | 2 years ago

Pay-per-view providers offer refunds after technical difficulties during Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson match

"Some viewers of a showdown between two golf superstars will get their money back golf allows a do over or mulligan, but not so the pay per view TV showdown between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. There were technical. No problems that marred the lie feed and so- Bleacher report and the parent company Turner or offering refunds to some viewers of the Friday nine million dollar winner. Take all match people who had trouble watching it. We'll get the twenty dollars they paid for it. Mickelson beat woods after a multi hole sudden death. Pam Coulter, CBS

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NFL This Week: Marc Lawrence picks the pros

The Howard Eskin Show

03:56 min | 2 years ago

NFL This Week: Marc Lawrence picks the pros

"All right, by the way, Mark. I'm sure you'll be interested in this. Comcast has announced today they are issuing refunds to anyone who paid for the tiger very fill the match yesterday because Bleacher report the site streamed for free like the final three holes in the four playoff holes. And Comcast asks Bleacher report to go for go. And they're the ones that they put it on there. And that's a Turner company. They asked him to forgo all their pay per view revenue as well. So it's interesting. Good. I'm glad somebody's hand got bit. Because it was the most contrived pay-per-view thing I've ever seen. I mean next McGregor Mayweather fight just put out early for money. That's all that was a money grab. And I'm glad that that the cable companies didn't get to grab all the money they wanted, and they couldn't putt, and they couldn't unbelievable. All right. If anybody has interested Mark services. Eight hundred three two one seven seven seven seven on the internet at playbook dot com and all kinds of good statistics on their app playbook cube in the app store. Mark you have a great thanksgiving weekend. And we'll talk to you again next week Ayla Howard ever great weekend. Thank you. All right. Take care. Just think about that. I rob. I'm going to do this only because you've been hanging. There's something wrong here. There you go, rob. I'm gonna make a quick thirty seconds. Just because. I get I get business of Marc Lawrence sitting in his basement fan. I said thirty thirty seconds. All right. That's ten album. You got twenty left. Markelle fultz. He's he's probably Jerry Colangelo. That was probably the worst job. I g and traffic. Nearly you think so. I can't play play. And. Six. For three. Thanks. Thanks, rob. All right. Give you thirty seconds. You're wasted. But that's all right. I four w I pay back the studio Phil Jackson. And if you missed any of the show, we will put it up on podcast shortly day, bright Meyer here wasting all of our time and back at the studios. I said Phil Jackson. I believe it's Glenn Ray. Even though it's a holiday weekend. Okay. Glenn? Okay. Glennon Ray coming up. Everybody have a great finish to the holiday weekend. I will see you or you will see me tomorrow FOX twenty nine game day live at ten o'clock on FOX twenty nine in Philadelphia. And I will be with Marilyn Mike as we broadcast the eagles win over the giants tomorrow. I don't know. How don't ask me? How some sounds crazy? But we'll see what happens. Let's look at it this way, they really have to be better than they were last week. Everybody had a great weekend and stay safe WIP sports time here at the borgata and thanks to everybody at the borgata.

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Baker Mayfield Fires Back at Analyst for Questioning Quarterback Success at Oklahoma

WAOK Programming

01:17 min | 2 years ago

Baker Mayfield Fires Back at Analyst for Questioning Quarterback Success at Oklahoma

"And Baker Mayfield actually got into it with the reporter. It was this whole story with Baker Mayfield. And the reporter that he got into it yesterday was wild. He's defending calamari who he knows very well with the Oklahoma relationship, but a reporter Matt Miller at NFL draft scout on Twitter, he's that NFL draft analyst for Bleacher report host of the stick to football guy would assume is a podcast but Baker Mayfield responded to a tweet that Matt Miller wrote which was I texted an area scout does watching Tyler Murray. Make you wonder how much of Baker success was coaching. The reply was I'd be bleeping bricks right now. And Baker Mayfield saw that took offense to it on Twitter and said Lincoln is the best coach in the country talking about Lincoln Riley, but you're ignorant, if you think Cuyler isn't talented, pure, ignorance, not your I take that shows your lack of actual knowledge a little Zing by the backup quarterback. But the future starting quarterback of the Cleveland Browns, they hope to and that laundry list of terrible starting quarterback for the Cleveland. Browns. Baker Mayfield taking a little shot NFL

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What is short wave? A rumored new audio app from Google.

podnews

01:39 min | 2 years ago

What is short wave? A rumored new audio app from Google.

"In the latest news what is short wave? It's a rumored new audio app from Google. Well, we still don't know for sure, but today we know what it looked like a while ago. It's a product space to on short pieces of snack. -able audio content. You'll find mockups on pod news dot net. Also some research which is more emotionally engaging audio books or films. Audible in Germany shed a study from University College London. You'll never believe the result, what he might turn a podcast network shows including brands like CNN Cartoon Network, and Bleacher report now available on Spotify PR x. also announced there quarter three, twenty eighteen preview inside jaws is profound by mandatory today. Meanwhile, Burgum stead revisited is the subject of a piece in the Irish Times pod Bain. Congratulations to them. They've been recognized with the first Latin podcast, global diversity award, Jovem pan the largest commercial radio network. Brazil jump shore of pronounced incorrectly has selected TRITON digital and Omni studio for podcast distribution and monetization and emails credited as the co, creator of the daily and caliphate is interviewed about how he got started in podcasting, and where can you go to discover new podcasts? Eric Jones has a great big list at the i. AB podcast upfront event in New York. Yesterday, there were lots and lots of announcements from Westwood One NPR mid row, wondering and WNYC studios who linked to all of those and a ton of new podcasts, including one from Jonathan Ross at pod news, dot net.

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Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson to play a winner-take-all, $9 million grudge match

NBC 4 News at 6

00:47 sec | 2 years ago

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson to play a winner-take-all, $9 million grudge match

"Brian it's official Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson it is, signed in ink it, is, good to go. Warner media Turner vision, has, secured worldwide media distribution it is. Called the, match head to head eighteen holes as I mentioned between tiger and fill the, showdown, between the two golfers. Combined nineteen. Majors I grew up with these guys this is exciting when is it going to be well it's going, to be a shadow, creek when it's going? To. Be thanksgiving. Weekend and the. Winner will be taking home nine million dollars it's going to be on pay per view HBO part of this Bleacher report. Is. A part of it TNT Turner international man this is exciting so it's official it's. Done it's pay per view HBO and TNT a big

"bleacher report" Discussed on WWL

WWL

05:36 min | 2 years ago

"bleacher report" Discussed on WWL

"Seventy we'll talk about this Alvin Kamara profile in Bleacher report magazine in just a. Second and I actually had a chance to talk to the author of that incredible piece master test spots in will will play that interview for you here in just a little. Bit but first let's go to the phone lines. Here deuce McAllister Seth Dunlap with the. End the phone lines are open at. Five oh four to six zero. One eight. Seventy, hey. Reggie what's going? On welcome into the program Hey dude Yes, sir Reggie Reggie how? You, doing I'm doing good so I will try to. Find, out on, it LSU, well quarterback comparison I mean It seemed like they already promised a job because this kid, Joe borrow, I mean I know seat playing pretty good up there. Right now and I just wondering if you heard anything and can comment. On anything Body I am magin narcissus will probably see some read option. Package some third now. Package you, know I think they've got to be creative with him as far as a. Runner the question, is what do they do an open? Field what do they do when it's first and ten And they wanna go fast you know I. Is it going to be? A Joe borough or mouse Brennan you know and I know. Mouse Brennan has been, in that, conversation I think regardless who whoever takes the most amount of snaps whether it's. The start the, game or he's in there to finish? It narcissus gonna play you think he sticks around Thank you, six around to play this year and going forward really depends on how much he's involved this. Year I think that. They're gonna play him regardless, this year particularly on a read option athletic that's why you're gonna play it I agree with you. There so earlier this week I think it was on Wednesday and, incredible profile and let me say this when you talk about really any of these. Written profiles of athletes are movie stars or singers they're usually very boring they're, fluff pieces, like, dude just told me off air fluff pieces that they're. Just boring reads their par, for the course there one in a thousand I because of the job that I'm. In I have. Literally read thousands of these over the last sixteen years of doing. This so, when I first saw Alvin Kamara was being profiled by Bleacher report, magazine I'm. Thinking okay gotta read this for my job not expecting. Much here I will tell you this and I'm not just, saying this because it's the star that we all love here the budding star I think. This was the best player Profile I've. Ever read in my career it reads like a novel and the author of this piece master. Says FOSS for Bleacher. Report was basically embedded with, Alvin Kamara when he was in Atlanta Minamata Houston's restaurant and then went out to clubs with him. Followed him to Florida for a couple of personal workouts you kind, of became friends over a few days with Alvin Kamara and Albuquerque's we all know. It was very raw and very real here the plea pieces up on Bleacher, report right, now, it's titled chasing Alvin Kamara the NFL's reluctant star I'm. Gonna play my interview with, master Ted spots in here in just a little bit but deuce I know you've. Gotten another kid. Over the last couple of years here What's your. Impression him just somebody seems like to me who doesn't let his guard down that's in this piece easily but. Seems like he he's real he he doesn't put up that facade, at least that's my perception of him he's still young I think you. Know when you look at. Him here he's a tremendous talent that's that's the first thing that you get you see and he's not a young man bites his tongue a, lot as far as when you talk to, him you know in some of those interviews you would. Like for him to maybe pull back a little but whatever's on his mind. That that's what he tells you I think for him to want to be the best that's obviously is the, ultimate goal but it's also a team go for. Him for his team to be successful as well is what he wants and so he'll, he'll he'll find not not that he's looking for but he'll find the sweet spot For him, I mean he's into the fashion He he fits fine into the LA, lifestyle as far as being that Hollywood guy he's into the music industry just because he has close friends. That have been around that type of, things but when it's, time to play football that's what. He does and that's what he's focusing on and it's interesting that just some of the off to feel things, you hear him talk, about that he's into that's just his personality. And he, somebody in this piece Began go. Read is need to read this. Feast every saints fan should read this piece, again chasing Alvin Kamara the profile Bleacher report he also somebody who is very. Introspective and thinks a. Lot about the long game that the life after football. His legacy what he's gonna leave behind how he wants to position. Himself that stood out to me. To let's go out and take a break here because I wanna play this interview, in full for your masters tests Fotsin the author of this article he told me by the way of. The we're the only radio program in, the country that had. Him on this week so there. You go so we'll play that interview for you coming back next you gotta listen to the saints fans sethdunlap, deuce McAllister coming back. It's sportstalk special edition on WWL What is certainty certainty.

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"bleacher report" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

KNBR The Sports Leader

03:47 min | 2 years ago

"bleacher report" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader

"Rappalo takes a snap looking looking grows metal caught by kettle Quarter Niners stone cold Kettle corn right there now it's Murph and MAC on six hundred eighty and streaming live at k. n.. B. r. dot com forty Niner football back on the front burner as they get at it this week and what a story that dropped, on Bleacher report yesterday making coast to coast news and the man who wrote it June Lee is on, the line right now and. We're thankful the June we know you've been busy doing a lot of a lot. Of radio promoting it and I I read the piece and, I found your Email Juno Email Jimmy lately because I, thought, it was really really really well. Done well research piece and really you gave us more of Jimmy g. than. Than any reporter has so congrats on the. Peace, and good morning gene how you doing I'm. Doing good thanks for having me. On yeah it was it was Jimmy like first time ever doing interview like that so he was he. Was pretty excited about to well I guess my first question would be how is the process of nailing it down like you know because, he sees Sports Illustrated and this makes you happy just dropped a piece where it said he declined to, be interviewed for this story. That makes you very happy I know how how hard was it or arduous was. It to, get him to agree to do the peace yeah, so I knew that getting Jimmy was going to be, a, very very tall task and I. Honestly had very little expectation going into in so I emailed agent back in. January or February and I just expressed interest. In, Wyoming interesting given Past work and what what I am about as a reporter and. I just kept, up with it and I had? A couple of conversations with them and eventually the access was? Granted. They told me that was going to be exclusive so I thought, very very happy, and excited we will do that for Bleacher report yeah. And explain to us about the this list you, guys put him on called the boss. Up. List Yeah. Tell us basically it's it's one. Four list for our bureau power fifty or, for a, beer power fifty which is, bringing the fifty most powerful people in sports culture in the, last year in the boss uplift. Specifically is about ten people who have used their personal brands. And leverage that in order to make a lot more money this year so Jimmy is, definitely in that category I? Think, lavar. Follows in, that category, Becky ham is in that category so, Jimmy's in good, company in terms of. You know people have made, last year so tell us you fly out and according to the peace you meet them in Santa Clara you guys go out for. Dinner in the Santa Clara area what are your first impressions of Jimmy g. when you've been around a lot of, athletes what were your first impressions sure, yeah so I you know I grew up in. New England grow big patriots fan. Twenty three years old and so I've been very. Very familiar with kind, kinda Jimmy's playing style. And and who he was and kind. Of. His rising how people doing result about him. And so I came in kind of not really sure What to expect because there hadn't been a hundred, about him I did a ton. Of research and mostly it was mostly stuff about him in. College and in high school and so I I was very curious to talk to his, friends about his personality and? That's, my. Own breads, patriots fans, and my friends who are ever SCO, forty Niner fan, about what they want. To know from Jimmy and, so I I came in a little hesitant worried that he might be kind of just another boring quarterback you know a lot of. The quarterback sir kind of cut from the same cloth You know give the same kind. Of cliche quotes and I definitely didn't get that from Jimmy okay so you meet them as you note so. Funny we make, jokes of it all the time June we're talking to June Lee, the Bleacher report writer who, did the, big feature the first real indepth feature on Jimmy Garoppolo in which Jimmy g. granted access we joke. All the time, about the guys ridiculous handsomeness and you even mentioned that when you meet them in person you..

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"bleacher report" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

04:27 min | 2 years ago

"bleacher report" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM

"Bleacher report magazine Some interesting nuggets in there That's usually, how it goes you know long form for, me consists of. Reading it not for entertainment I read it to find something that is interesting that can be shared with the audience in any format that I dabble in that can be shared and then expanded. Upon a lot of times Very interesting comments getting made in these stories and they just kind of, like evaporate into the next paragraph and. That's one of the problems. I have, a long for especially when it comes to, monetize this content. It's great content and it's one big long article you could break it up into several different things and draw out the best parts at part one part two part ten of the Jimmy Garoppolo Interview and profile the, one thing that stands out to me Jimmy Garoppolo confidence it's another example to me of football players at the highest level have to be so confident they are delusional, and garoppolos delusion was that he was better than Tom Brady which look Tom Brady thought he, was better than Drew Bledsoe and he was first of all and. Second of all Drew Bledsoe wasn't Tom Brady Drew Bledsoe didn't have five Super Bowl rings I knew that Brady was better than me, in my first day in the NFL, naturally you're the rookie and he's the veteran but you have to have that mindset that you want to be the, starter even when I was a little kid my brothers and everybody would play. Literally always, think I was going to win I wouldn't but I would always think that it's like when I. Go to New England when I got there I thought in my head I'm better than this dude It was always a quiet, confidence I would never speak That I'm better Well the confidence isn't quite anymore now that he's gone He, opened up and that's the key he opened up And maybe he said something that he wouldn't ordinarily said but he said, it, and I don't think it's. All that controversial because again Brady. Had the same mindset you have to have that mindset, if you are going to be successful on. Game, day you have to have that belief in yourself otherwise when you're back there in the pocket in the middle of a crucible that, has seventy thousand people in the stands and, more importantly Twenty-one other people all doing things around you ten of them aimed at, helping you eleven of them aimed at. Hurting you literally You do what you gotta, do and you've got to be confident if you're not confident saw going. To crumble That's the thing that impressed you. The most about the profile was this over hyped melodramatic notion that almost died the day after he was. Traded I didn't see enough details, about this crash to lead me to conclude that he was going to die Yeah he's basically he gets word that he gets traded and he basically throws his junk into a suitcase gets into. A car, and he's, driving to get on. The private plane to take him to the forty Niners facility. Any almost gets into a car accident to the point where his driver has to drive the car into a ditch to avoid the car accident. I mean the whole the whole forty nine a revival could have been derailed before it even got started And that's all, you care about you don't care about Jimmy Garoppolo or the deal you definitely don't care about the driver the nameless faceless individual that you may have perished as well all you care about is how it was going to impact your forty. Niners I, believe if, you check my Twitter. Feed yesterday I was very complimentary of said driver you jerk Well. First, of all your your complimentary of the driver because he was responsible for avoiding the derailing, of the forty Niners resurgence again. It all comes back to your interest in seeing. The forty Niners improve not your human, interest in the life of Jimmy Garoppolo or the driver and. I've muted you on Twitter best move I ever made what the mute button. Is great because nobody knows that you've muted them, until you tell them probably shouldn't, have told you I'll just go ahead and block you Return the NFL not blocking, great players from staying in the league, even though maybe they should be suspended has the NFL softened under the. Substance abuse policy will live after. This.

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"bleacher report" Discussed on The Full 48

The Full 48

04:13 min | 2 years ago

"bleacher report" Discussed on The Full 48

"Of course, we're not talking about stars on the move to impact players. We're talking about a, you know, a gamble on her son Whiteside or something like that. That's what Miami is like, do they have a star? We have star there. A bunch of categories here, the Miami in that regard is in the same category, different talent. But same category with Washington Portland, Memphis. These teams that have just kind of just plateaued, they don't know where they're going. They're stuck there. Capped out in Portland for the third straight years going to be facing. Do we finally break up Lillard McCollum so far? No. But eventually that may be the case Washington with wall and Beal. Maybe eventually, it's a case or maybe they flip porter these teams that have just kind of hit their ceiling in a Miami's case. You know, my gosh, that's ceiling his way beyond what it probably should be like they've done really well with with that group. There's not a star among them. So there are these teams are just kind of need to reshuffle the deck the way that Toronto just did and I credit messiah Jerry for making that move. It was bold and it was difficult one to do and it could backfire of leaves, but it was the right move like you just you weren't going anywhere with what you had. But if I was going to focus on one guy. I think Kevin love. I still don't see why Cleveland is is is holding on I, this idea that they're going to somehow like just patch it up and go and stay in the playoffs and gimme a break your, it's done. It's over. You've got a guy who's going to last year of his contract. I'd be moving Kevin love before opening night. Yeah, no, that makes that makes a lot of sense. But then again, does Dan Gilbert, I have to believe there's a part of Dan Gilbert that looks at how mightily the Cavs fell off the last time LeBron's left. And as we know there was extenuating circumstances that not only did he leave, but then you know, top two, two or three of their top players got injured as well. It wasn't. It wasn't just LeBron leaving that made them as bad as they were. Nonetheless, Dan Gilbert explicit experienced that his pride says were not that bad, and I think it's gonna be really hard for him to just tear it down in the wake of of LeBron and be as bad as they probably should be. I mean, it I think you're right, it is the move to make. I wonder if Dan Gilbert's ego will allow them to make they've, they'll pick to to Lanta that's top ten protected. And so the. To me, the incentive to tank is high. I mean, I know look, it took years to dig out when LeBron left the first time they did get Kyrie Irving out of it. They did get Wiggins who became Kevin love via trade the if you're gonna, you know, look, the nets, pick ended up not being the, you know life changing that you thought it was going to be. We'll see what Colin Sexton becomes. But look, you know, there's there's no point in competing this coming season and in in trying to keep the skeleton of what was once LeBron's team flip Kevin, love, go ahead and lose. Keep your pick instead of sending it to Atlanta. And by the way, a correction I kept referring to aunties is, and I think I said he was playing for the Lakers when they played the bulls. He obviously with the cast that was a cast that was a Cavs, bulls game, not a a bulls, Lakers vague Vega you're forgiven because Vegas summer league is one big blur of mostly bad basketball and unmemorable moments. So that is all fully excused at excusable. Oil and and you've also spend too much time in Vegas already this summer, so you're you're Brian to be tried? Yeah, I, I may. I may end up making three trips here this summer, which is which is two trips to many for sure. Too many, four, sure. Hope you left your wallet back in the bay area and hope you brought plenty of sunscreen. Yes, yes, I rented Rick Bucur I've kept you at least ten minutes too long, but always a pleasure. My friend to to catch up and break it all down. Thank you for the time and we will have to connect again as the the season comes close. It sounds good. You got the full forty. Eight is available each week on the Bleacher report app and you can subscribe for free at podcasts..

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"bleacher report" Discussed on The Full 48

The Full 48

01:45 min | 2 years ago

"bleacher report" Discussed on The Full 48

"I'll be on vacation for a little bit of time here, but I've got after this podcast. Got another one already in the can for you next week. Very excited about it. Adam dirt's lead singer of the Counting. Crows is my guest next week. You don't wanna miss that one, especially if you're a Counting Crows fan of just if you're just a fan of great music. Adam dirt's of course not just the leasing the Counting Crows buddy, huge, huge, Golden State Warriors fan, going all the way back to the seventies. He grew up mostly in the bay area. So we did talk his NBA fan of his warriors phantom, but spent a lot of it just talking about the twenty fifth anniversary of August and everything after I can't believe it's already the twenty fifth anniversary of that album. But that of course, the Counting Crows breakthrough album, just a really fun. Fascinating discussion, I, I'm I've ever gotten a chance to talk to to Adam and he was just a phenomenal guest, very generous with time in his thoughts and very excited for you guys to hear that podcast. So that'll be next week. And then I will be back after that to to see where the league stands after I get back from vacation. Curious to see what all what may happen in the interim, but we will be back with Rick Bucur in just a moment cystic around, hey listeners. So I just got out of a video shoot here. Bleacher report a little while ago course before the video shoot had to go to the makeup room, got look pretty for the cameras and gotta, make sure my forehead doesn't shine that much. And yeah, I've got a little more forehead than I used to hairline creeping back a little bit, but it doesn't have to be that way and our friends at four hymns dot com are trying to help you out here. Thanks to science. Baldness can be optional..

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"bleacher report" Discussed on The Full 48

The Full 48

03:41 min | 2 years ago

"bleacher report" Discussed on The Full 48

"Is my good friend and colleague, rebuke brick, of course of mad dog radio via radio. Bleacher report, many other things I can't keep up. He's a busy, busy man, but he took a little bit of time out to chat with me about the off season were somewhere in middle, late July, as we record this and pretty much all the major moves have been made. There's probably another shoe to drop out there somewhere. Maybe another trade, but the big stuff has all happened. The top free agents have all settled in. I think we've got a pretty good sense of where the league stands now versus where it was on June thirtieth. You could say glance that not much really changed. I mean, in a sense adul- summer in that the power structure didn't change. Cleveland fell off. There are no longer a. Contender clearly, but LeBron leaving Cleveland to allay didn't make the Lakers contender because no one went with him and no one really rose up to challenge the warriors last summer. It was the thunder, adding Paul, George Carmelo, and it was the rockets, adding Chris, Paul and Jimmy Butler to Minnesota. And it was looked at as this arms race in here, we are year later, Houston loss to heap pieces. Minnesota's is trying to figure out if that even got the right mix Oklahoma thrilled. Of course, the kept Paul, George, but I don't feel like this summer changed the end game for the NBA which is that the warriors are still, you know, head and shoulders above everyone, and no one really made the kind of moves to catch them and certainly not in the west. I feel like right now maybe their biggest rival will eventually be the Boston Celtics, assuming that that's the finals that will that will see next June. But in the west there, you know in look, not not knocking the teams. There just aren't that many moves. You can make to try to catch the warriors and you know, look, the warriors seemingly improved himself. Elves with the cousin signing Rick, and I talk about it briefly, but just just away in real quick. The cousin signing is possibly the most overrated move of the summer if he doesn't play until January, which is what's expected, and he's playing me half of the regular season and just trying to figure out what his role is there and coming back from the Healy's injury that is among the toughest to comeback from the the, the idea that that DeMarcus cousins somehow put great distance between the warriors and the field is just kind of ludicrous. They already had great distance between themselves and the field, and if it got wider, it's most because the rockets degraded a little bit losing in Bob moon Jae in Aretha in Chris, Paul being another, you're older and nobody else making a move that could could equal it. But that's what happens when you have four all stars, two of whom are recent MVP's. The words are just that far ahead but cousins isn't the one who who changes the calculus there, they just were that much better than everyone already. So Rick and I will discuss that. At, and I just decided to go Bleacher report style for lack of a better term, recognize to record a lot of videos back in earlier days here most this best that fact fiction of the fun stuff. So we'll get into the best value of the summer the most underrated move of the summer, the most baffling move of the summer and just kind of work our way through some of the biggest deals. What what changed the landscape and what didn't, and you know, key questions in the east and west. If the Lakers are making the playoffs in the west, who's out, and if the Cavs are out in the east who's in which turned out to be much more challenging discussion than it probably should be. But that's just about the state of the east before I get to my chat with Rick real quick..

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"bleacher report" Discussed on The Full 48

The Full 48

03:41 min | 2 years ago

"bleacher report" Discussed on The Full 48

"Is my good friend and colleague, rebuke brick, of course of mad dog radio via radio. Bleacher report, many other things I can't keep up. He's a busy, busy man, but he took a little bit of time out to chat with me about the off season were somewhere in middle, late July, as we record this and pretty much all the major moves have been made. There's probably another shoe to drop out there somewhere. Maybe another trade, but the big stuff has all happened. The top free agents have all settled in. I think we've got a pretty good sense of where the league stands now versus where it was on June thirtieth. You could say glance that not much really changed. I mean, in a sense adul- summer in that the power structure didn't change. Cleveland fell off. There are no longer a. Contender clearly, but LeBron leaving Cleveland to allay didn't make the Lakers contender because no one went with him and no one really rose up to challenge the warriors last summer. It was the thunder, adding Paul, George Carmelo, and it was the rockets, adding Chris, Paul and Jimmy Butler to Minnesota. And it was looked at as this arms race in here, we are year later, Houston loss to heap pieces. Minnesota's is trying to figure out if that even got the right mix Oklahoma thrilled. Of course, the kept Paul, George, but I don't feel like this summer changed the end game for the NBA which is that the warriors are still, you know, head and shoulders above everyone, and no one really made the kind of moves to catch them and certainly not in the west. I feel like right now maybe their biggest rival will eventually be the Boston Celtics, assuming that that's the finals that will that will see next June. But in the west there, you know in look, not not knocking the teams. There just aren't that many moves. You can make to try to catch the warriors and you know, look, the warriors seemingly improved himself. Elves with the cousin signing Rick, and I talk about it briefly, but just just away in real quick. The cousin signing is possibly the most overrated move of the summer if he doesn't play until January, which is what's expected, and he's playing me half of the regular season and just trying to figure out what his role is there and coming back from the Healy's injury that is among the toughest to comeback from the the, the idea that that DeMarcus cousins somehow put great distance between the warriors and the field is just kind of ludicrous. They already had great distance between themselves and the field, and if it got wider, it's most because the rockets degraded a little bit losing in Bob moon Jae in Aretha in Chris, Paul being another, you're older and nobody else making a move that could could equal it. But that's what happens when you have four all stars, two of whom are recent MVP's. The words are just that far ahead but cousins isn't the one who who changes the calculus there, they just were that much better than everyone already. So Rick and I will discuss that. At, and I just decided to go Bleacher report style for lack of a better term, recognize to record a lot of videos back in earlier days here most this best that fact fiction of the fun stuff. So we'll get into the best value of the summer the most underrated move of the summer, the most baffling move of the summer and just kind of work our way through some of the biggest deals. What what changed the landscape and what didn't, and you know, key questions in the east and west. If the Lakers are making the playoffs in the west, who's out, and if the Cavs are out in the east who's in which turned out to be much more challenging discussion than it probably should be. But that's just about the state of the east before I get to my chat with Rick real quick..

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"bleacher report" Discussed on The Lowe Post

The Lowe Post

01:44 min | 2 years ago

"bleacher report" Discussed on The Lowe Post

"If you went to everyone with the judge said hey how do you like a scenario where you have gordon hayward and donovan mitchell and rudy gobert for the next five years the excited about that how would you like if like all those like royce so rodney hood now jae crowder some joe ingles all those minutes started to get played by gordon hayward yeah that's think that'd be all right for you yeah the that's a it's a silly argument anybody who thinks they're better off without him as i mean listen if he were still there with donovan mitchell have had as much oxygen to go in and and become the player that we've seen maybe it's not like gordon hayward is some like ball dominant high usage guy i'm sure donovan mitchell would have evolved just fine but it would be different there's always a ripple effect but but it it's a dumb argument the almost as annoying as the mitchell versus simmons stuff where the second you say that one guy or the other is really good and maybe she'll be rookie of the year the other camp just comes out and just like obliterates the guy and it's it's annoying i'm not losing sleep over that one the answer that one actually is just that i should just stay off twitter that's the law sleep over accuser they're both been fantastic but it's a it's a coin flip to me but we'll see where it pans out in a couple of weeks well in the next in a week we're going to have much more playoff clarity will look at the seeds and see where the seeds are it's it's it's going to be an interesting in long as always playoffs but i'm sure we will be in the same city several times during those playoffs and reconvene but everyone can go read howard stuff it bleacher report is is jason kidd stories illuminating and outstanding as always and there will be more coming down the pike i'm told on non jason kidd topics so howard it's always a pleasure.

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"bleacher report" Discussed on The Lowe Post

The Lowe Post

01:59 min | 2 years ago

"bleacher report" Discussed on The Lowe Post

"While you sports fans did you know you can stream this podcast on spotify right now it's easy open the app on your mobile device or desktop click on the browse channel then click on the podcast section you can also stream on your smart speaker now it's that much easier for you to stay up to date on all the latest and greatest and all things sports thanks despite a defy hey everyone thanks for listening due to my travel schedule howard and i recorded this podcast late on wednesday before joel embiid suffered a facial contusion and before we had any idea of the severity of that injury we talk about 'em beads candidacy for various awards in the middle of the show so just to be clear why we don't mention the injury in there is that it had not happened yet by the time we recorded this thanks again for listening and now the has welcome to the low post podcast where it is time to say the three most anticipated words in the history of niche basketball pod casting and they are what are back what ab zach howard back from bleacher report the full forty eight sirius xm radio his living room wherever else you can find him in studio how you doing i'm good often often the living room in fact in my sweatpants or something just doing whatever whatever whatever's required on that particular day rarely have i sympathize with a television character more than i did when george stanza tried to arguments weapons should be socially acceptable not only that there's i actually sympathize with georgia an alarming amount of the episode there was a period in my life when i was i will say when i was immature was immature i was not i was like twenty three but not ready for the trappings of proper adulthood and i was dating a twenty year old who was way more ready for the trappings of proper adulthood than i was and i remember going to parties we would have to like get the wine and the.

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