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A highlight from Eric Diaz's Journey From the University of Georgia to Coaching Rising American Alex Michelsen
"Welcome to the official tennis .com podcast featuring professional coach and community leader Kamau Murray. Welcome to the tennis .com podcast. We are here with Eric Diaz. You remember the name? Eric is son of Manny Diaz, coach of Alex Mickelson, Werner Tan, and right now has his own thing called tier one performance out in the Irvine area. Welcome to the show, Eric. How's it going? Thanks for having me. Thanks for having me. It's great to be on. Great to be on. So I interviewed your dad probably about 2 months ago. That was, you know, we were poking fun about him redshirting Ethan Quinn, you know, not choosing not to play Ethan Quinn later. You know he wins NCAA the next year. It was kind of like, what were you thinking, right? Yeah, one of those tough ones. Oh yeah, it was kind of like, did you think he wasn't ready? Was he, did he think he wasn't ready? Like, you know, you probably could have won NCAA twice. That kind of thing but you obviously came from good tennis pedigree. So, I guess the first obvious question was what was it like growing up with your dad being Manny? You know, because I, it's hard not to take work home, right? Let's just put it that way. You're a tennis coach and a child of a tennis dad. Yeah. You know, I don't know. I think anybody that's been in tennis for a long time knows it's kind of a lifestyle a little bit. You know, there's definitely being the tennis coach and kind of, you know, working toward things but it's also, I don't know, the sport takes so much of you that sometimes, you know, it just feels like, you know, it's second nature. It's kind of a part of it. So, I mean, growing up in Athens, growing up around Dan McGill Complex was always a treat. That was back when NCAA's were kind of always hosted in Athens. So, I got to watch, you know, all the college greats. I grew up watching the Bryan brothers get, you know, sadly then they were kind of pegging some of our guys in doubles matches but, you know, it was really cool being able to sit court side, watch those guys and then, you know, be able to watch them on TV a little bit later. Really cool. Really cool experience growing up. Now, from a junior career, did your dad coach you your whole career or did he hire private coaches to sort of teach you technique? Because I know, you know, coaching at a program like UGA, it is very demanding and sometimes the children of the tennis coach lose out to the actual players and the people who are paying. So, did he coach you? How was that? You know, he coached me. I think he tried to coach me but at the same time, he also didn't want to put too much pressure on me to like, you know, really play tennis and go in. So, he kind of let it be my own thing. I started, I actually went to Athens Country Club, great little spot on the outside of Athens. Alan Miller was the main coach there. So, he helped me out a lot. He actually, he was on my dad's first, you know, assistant coaching team where they won a national title. I think he paired with Ola who now obviously has been with USGA for a while. I think they played doubles and I think they won a doubles title as well. So, I think Alan was a part of the first team championship and then he was also, you know, he won a doubles title there too. I think he might have won two. So, I spent a lot of time around him which was also, it was really cool. You know, it was a guy who was a part of the Georgia tennis family. Athens is really tight -knit like that and so it's special to be a part of that family both, I guess, through blood and through, you know, the alumni. It's cool. Now, let me ask you, did you ever consider going anywhere else, right? I mean, successful junior career, one of the top players in the nation, tons of options. You know, it could be like, you know, there's always sort of the, oh, his dad's going to give him a scholarship, right? You saw with Ben Shelton, you know, Brian Shelton. Obviously, he's going to look out for his kid. Did you ever aspire to like go to another top program or UCLA or Texas or Florida? I think growing up, you know, because I got to see all those teams play. You know, I remember in 1999, I looked up this guy who, he played number one for UCLA. I don't know, this guy showed up. I'm a little kid and he had half of his head was blue and the other half was gold and, you know, UCLA was firing it up. They were really good at the time. I remember that was my dad's first national title in 99. And, you know, ever since then, I really, you know, I looked up to the guys. Every now and then, I got to sneak on to a little travel trip and, you know, I got to see what it was like. But, I mean, for me, it was always Georgia. I thought Athens was a special place, you know, getting to see the crowds that they get there and being able to kind of just see the atmosphere of everybody caring about each other. You know, it was cool looking at other teams. You know, the Brian brothers had the cool Reebok shoes, you know, the UCLA guy with the different hair. But at the end of the day, it was always the dogs. It was always Georgia. So, I was really lucky when I got to be a part of that team and I got to kind of wear the G that, you know, through my junior years, I was always wearing it, you know, but I guess it was a little bit different when you're actually, you know, on the team and representing. I think it's a different feeling. Yeah. So, if you didn't go into tennis, what else would you be doing? Like, you know, I didn't, you know, I'm obviously coaching now, but I didn't go right into coaching. I went to work into pharmaceuticals like marketing, sales, you know, finance. It's always, I always find it interesting to say if I wasn't coaching, I got my degree, I would be doing this. Yeah. You know, if I was a little bit more prone, I think to just loving schoolwork and loving studying, you know, everybody's always told me that I would make a pretty good lawyer just because I'm a bit of a contrarian. I like to argue. I like to challenge everybody that's kind of around me. So, I'm always looking for a good argument. So, I'll go with that. Everybody's always told me, you know, maybe you should have been a lawyer. You argue a Hey, lot. well, I'm sure, I'm sure your tennis parents, right? The parents of the academy probably don't like that one, right? They like to be in control. They have the last say and be contrarian. A lot of the time they do. A lot of the time they do. Yeah. So, you're sort of like stepping out, right? Out of the shadow and you're now on the west coast out there in the with Irvine area tier one performance and quite honestly, making your own name. I know you've had opportunity to coach Alex Mickelson as well as, you know, Lerner, Tan who are both like doing real well, both like main draw this year at US Open. Tell me about the process of moving way west. Yeah. And starting your own thing. Well, you know, it kind of started with, you know, I took that leap and I moved away from home for, you know, the first time because obviously being born and raised and going to school at UGA. I took my first chance and I went to Boise State and I worked under Greg Patton for a year who I'd heard great things about and, you know, all were true. He's a great guy. I thought it was a fantastic experience. So, I did that for a year and then over the summer, the UGA swim coach's son that I kind of grew up with, he was in Newport and so I kind of came to visit and then, you know, all of a sudden the opportunity to be coaching out here, you know, came about and, you know, I did my due diligence a little bit. You know, I looked at the old tennis recruiting pages and, you know, I'm looking at all the talent over the last like 20 years and, you know, statistically, you look at the list and you're like, okay, you know, if I'm in this area and I give myself, you know, the right opportunities and I, you know, learn how to coach properly, you know, I feel like I've had some pretty good experience from some good mentors. You know, then I kind of thought, you know, okay, maybe I can kind of control my own destiny out here a little bit and, you know, over time, it's taken a lot but, you know, over time, I feel like I did get myself some pretty decent opportunities. So, when you first laid eyes on Mickelson, how old was he? He was 12. He was coming out to some point place. It was the first place I kind of rented courts. It was this old rundown beat up club but beautiful. There were some trees there. Nobody wanted it. The courts were kind of run down and everyone's like, oh no, nothing there and I was like, I'll take it. So, you know, it gave me space. It gave me courts. It gave me the ability to kind of try and market. I made things cheap so I could get a lot of kids out there and try and get a competitive environment going and luckily, you know, had a good bit of talent out there where, you know, the kids kind of attracted the kids and I was this young coach, 23, 24 and, you know, over time, you know, people started to kind of gain trust and realize, you know, this guy isn't that bad. So, you know, over time, it kind of, you know, worked in my favor and, you know, everything kind of worked out. I eventually switched clubs to a nicer one and, you know, you move up. You earn your stripes. Now, when you saw him, did you initially see, you know, like super talent because he won our ADK this summer and, you know, it was full of Steve Johnson, Su -Woo Kwong. It was Ethan Quinn. It was other names, right? Kanee Shakuri. And Alex, okay, you know, he got the USTA wildcard. He's a young kid. You know what I mean? Like, sort of under the radar and then he wins the whole tournament in finals Newport on the grass like a week later. So, did you see it right away? Was he like a typical kind of 12 -year -old throwing his racket, having tantrums? What was he like at 12? Alex has always turned on tantrums. But, you know, when he was 12, he was good. But, you know, I'll be honest, there were a handful of kids out there that, you know, Kyle Kang, who's had a lot of success. I saw him. Sebastian Goresney, who Alex won doubles with. There were a handful of others and, I mean, Alex, they were, he was good. If I thought that he would be this good, you know, at this point, I think I'd I don't think I saw that. But, you know, you definitely see that this kid's capable of playing at a pretty good level while he's young. And then, you know, as the years kind of go and then as you sort of see him and his personality kind of develop, you kind of recognize, you know, this, you know, this isn't too normal of a 16, 17, 18 -year -old kid. And then, you know, sure enough, eventually the results followed, which was pretty fun to watch. Yeah, I mean, I felt it was interesting because he was here with like his friend. Yeah. You know, not even like a coach, trainer, physio, nothing. Like him and his homeboy. Yeah. He didn't look like he played tennis. You know what I mean? So, yeah, it was like, it was interesting to show up without, you know, completing against guys who are here with like coaching that they're paying six -figure salaries and who are scouting, right? And for him to kind of move through the draw, honestly, I mean, you know, maybe he split sets once. Yeah. It was actually really interesting. He's an extremely competitive kid. And so, you know, throughout the last few years kind of as we've traveled to some events and as he's gone to some like by himself, you know, the whole understanding is, okay, how well do you really understand, you know, your day -to -day process? How well are you able to, you know, nowadays, you know, with challengers, everything you can stream, you can watch. So, you know, both myself and, you know, Jay, the other coach that's here and helping him out, you know, we watch, we communicate. But, you know, at the end of the day, you know, it was one of those big decisions, okay, are you going to go to college or are you going to go pro? And he's kind of weighing those two things. And it's, you know, if you really think you want to be a pro, show me. And so it's one of those things, luckily, when he's young, you know, you have the, you know, it's kind of freedom. If he loses some matches, okay, you're young. If, you know, you win some matches, okay, great. You're young. So it's one of those things where, you know, we really kind of wanted to see, you know, what he's able to do sort of on his own. How well can he manage emotionally? How well can he, you know, create some game plans and stick to his day -to -day routines? And he, I would say he passed. And did he officially turn pro? He officially turned pro, yeah. Yeah. So I know UGA was going to be where he was going. I know he was undecided this summer, but UGA was going to, was there a little bit of an inside man kind of happening here, right? You know, I mean, you know, I think that, you know, I'll definitely say, I think he had some exposure to hearing about, you know, some Georgia greatness. I think that for sure. But, you know, I'll say it was his decision. Ultimately, I tried to not put too much pressure or expectation on where he was going to go. You know, I think Georgia has a lot to offer. So I think, you gone that route, I think it would be, you know, I don't think we can really fail if, you know, you're going and you're trying to be a tennis player and that's a place you choose. I think it's a pretty good place. Now tell us about Lerner Tan. I'll admit as a player that I hadn't had the opportunity to watch too much. I had not watched him in the challenges at all. But was he also sort of in the program at a young age or did he just sort of come later on? My partner actually, you know, kind of helped him when he was young because Levitt Jay used to be incorporated at Carson, which was kind of where Lerner kind of had his, you know, beginnings. He was a little bit more, I guess I'll say, you know, his talent was Federation spotted, I guess you could say as to where Alex was kind of, you know, the guy on the outside a little figuring his own way. Lerner was kind of the guy that everybody kind of thought was, you know, the guy. Right. And so, you know, it's been fun kind of watching him, you know, see his transition, you know, from juniors to now, you know, kind of becoming, you know, the top of juniors, you know, winning Kalamazoo the last two years and his transition. It's been fun to see. So, you know, I've seen a lot of him out of the last, you know, two and a half to three years. So it's been, it's definitely been a different transition. I feel like, you know, it's a little bit fire and ice there. You know, Alex is the fiery one screaming a good bit and Lerner is the silent killer. So it's, they're definitely different, which I think, you know, is pretty refreshing and it's kind of cool to see them both have success in their own accord. So tell us about Tier 1 then. So how many courts, obviously you grew up, I mean, like, you know, I started in the park years ago, right? In Chicago Park, right? And now I got 27 courts. But tell us about Tier 1 performance now. Where are you? How many courts do you now have? How many kids are you serving? Yeah, we're in Newport Beach right now, which is great. Weather's nice. We have, right now, we're running our program out of only five ports. It's not that big. You know, we take a lot of pride in just kind of being individually, you know, development based. I feel like if you're in our program, you're going to have, you know, a good bit of time from the coaches. You're probably going to have a chance to hit with some of the top guys. We try to be really selective with who we kind of have. Just because in Southern California, it's really difficult to, you know, get your hands on a ton of courts. There's so many people in tennis. There's only a few clubs now. You know, pickleball, even at our club right now, you know, pickleball is booming. You know, so many people are playing. It's keeping clubs alive, which, you know, I think is nice. But at the same time, I would love to see, you know, a lot of tennis courts and tennis opportunity. But, you know, it is what it is. Yeah, man, pickleball is definitely taking over. You see clubs getting rid of one court, two courts, and they think that it's not that big of an impact. But I mean, two courts really makes a difference in terms of being able to spread kids out, get them more time, get more balls and more balls at the time. But it's, you know, I think in tennis, if we want to fight them off, we've got to market better and we've got to grow, right? They're in this growth sort of stage and we're sort of stagnant, you know, so it's not like we're not leaving the club with a lot of choices other than to diversify, you know what I mean? Right. Yeah, yeah, yeah, for sure. So, let me ask you that. So, you've obviously had two kids that are going on. What do you tell that next parent, whose kid's 14, right, may get to see learner Alex come to the academy and number one, they want to homeschool, right, or ask you whether or not they should homeschool or B, you know, whether or not they should choose to go to college or, you know, turn pro. How are you advising parents? Because I get the question all the time. Should we homeschool, right? Should we do whatever? And I always, you know, the answer is always, it depends. Yeah. But what would be your answer in terms of homeschooling to train? Well, look, I definitely think that if your primary goal is to be a tennis player and I think, you know, if you're an athlete and that's kind of what you want to do, I think there's a lot of benefit in homeschooling just because, you know, it enables you to travel. You know, if I get to the ITF level, you know, I need to be able to travel. Those tournaments start on Monday and they go through Friday. So, you know, if I'm in a regular school, if I'm a high school kid, you know, that's a pretty difficult life for me to be able to justify or to, you know, be able to get my excused absences and stuff like that. You know, we're definitely big. You know, if you show me a 14 and under kid and I feel like I had pretty good experience in this just because I saw a lot of kids from the age of 12 to 14, you know, I got to see an entire kind of generation out of SoCal and a lot of them were pretty good. You know, the one thing I think, you know, when you're 12, 13, 14 years old, I think the primary thing kind of for level, obviously it matters how you're doing it, but I think the primary thing is the repetition. You know, I saw a ton of kids where they had a bunch of practices and I knew that that kid probably, you know, had 30%, 40 % more time than some of the other kids. And, you know, sure enough, that kid is more competent at keeping the ball in play. You know, they're able, you know, they've just seen and touched more balls. So, you know, they're going to make more balls. I think it's a balance. I think it really depends on the parents. I think it really depends on the kid. And I think it depends on the environment that they'll be in if they are going to be homeschooled. You know, I will say that, you know, we've had a handful of kids kind of switch from high school to homeschooled and they're in our program. But I feel like there's still strong social aspects in our program. You know, all the boys are tight. They compete a lot. They, you know, I feel like they get their social, you know, they go to lunch. And just kind of our standards are really high. I think this past year we had five kids that graduated that all went to IVs. So, you know, it's totally possible whether you're homeschooled or whether you're in school, I think, to, you know, kind of pursue academic excellence. I think, you know, just because you're doing one thing and not the other, I don't think that that necessarily, you know, takes that away from you. I think tennis can open a ton of doors. And I think I kind of, you know, we've kind of seen that in the last few years. I've seen a lot more tennis kids choosing IV ever since 2020, I feel. I feel like the IVs have been pretty hot, especially for some blue chip players, which I think, you know, if you look prior to 2020, I think the percentages took a pretty drastic jump, which is interesting to see. Yeah, you know, it's funny, you know, in some markets you see people playing for the scholarship and in some other markets you see them playing for entrance, right, into the Princeton, the Harvards. And one of the myths, like, I think if you think about basketball or football, right, the better basketball football players are obviously choosing the SEC, right, Pac -12, whatever that is. But in tennis, you know, I think that, you know, your academics and your tennis have to be, like, at the top scale to go, just because you're not like a bad tennis player if you go to Harvard, you know what I mean? Like, the kid that goes to Harvard or makes the team probably could have gone to PCU, right, or Florida or whatever, you know what I mean? And so it is interesting to see the number of people who say, yes, I've spent 30 grand on tennis for the past eight years and I'm still willing to pay for college, right, because I got into Princeton, Harvard, Yale, etc. But I think it's a big myth where, you know, the United States is so basketball focused, we see Harvard basketball as, like, okay, that's everyone that didn't get chosen by the Illinois, the Wisconsin, the Michigan. And it's not the same, you know what I mean? Yeah, it's different for sure. So when you think about, like, the Ivies, right, you see a lot of kids go to East Coast and you think about, you know, COVID obviously changed something with the home school, you know, sort of situation. People who never considered that it was possible were like, okay, well, we've been living at home for a year and a half and doing online studies, it's not that bad, you know, they're more focused with their time. Did you see more people from families who you thought would not have done it try it post COVID? Yeah, definitely. I think the really popular thing that a lot of people are doing now is kind of a hybrid schedule, which I actually really like a lot. At least in California, I don't know if the schooling system is different everywhere else. I know it was different where I was from. But a lot of these kids, you know, they'll go to school from 8 to 1130 or 8 to 12. And, you know, they have their three hours where, you know, I don't know how they stagger their classes and stuff like that. But I know that pretty much every kid at every school in SoCal is at least able to do this if they so choose. And so they're able to get released around 12 or something. And, you know, they're able to be at afternoon practice and get a full block in. You know, for me, that still enables you to get the hours you need on court and to be able to maintain some of that social. And, you know, if you become, you know, really, really good, I guess, okay, by junior year, maybe you could consider, okay, maybe I should take this a little bit more seriously, maybe I should go full time homeschool. Or, you know, a lot of these kids are in a place where it's, you know, I'm comfortable with my tennis, I like where it's at, I feel like it'll give me opportunity in college. My grades are great. And, you know, maybe that person's a little more academically inclined. And, you know, they want to have a career and they feel like tennis is that great stepping stone. Which I think is a really cool thing about our sport is it just opens a tremendous amount of doors. I feel like if you figure out how to develop and be a good tennis player and how to compete well in tennis, you can you can apply that to almost everything in life. Yeah. So you talk about opening doors, right? When Alex or Lerner were sort of deciding whether to walk through door number one, which is college, or door number two, which is which is obviously turning pro. Right. How did you advise them? You know what I mean? If I say, hey, you know what? Take a couple wildcards. If you went around or two, maybe you go to college. If you win a tournament, maybe you stay out there. If an agency locks you into a deal, right? Then, you know, they normally know what good looks like and they normally have like the ear of the Nike, the Adidas, right? Then you turn pro. What was your advice in terms of if and when, right? Yeah. For those who ask. Well, they were both in different places. I'm gonna start with Lerner cuz he's younger. He actually, you know, did a semester in college. You know, Lerner finished high school, I think, when he was sixteen, sixteen and a half. And so, obviously, your eligibility clock starts, you know, six months after you finish your high school. So, for him, it was, you know, he was so young, he didn't really have much pro experience at that time. You know, he did great things in juniors. You know, he won Kalamazoo. He got his wild card into the men's that year and then, you know, he played a little bit of pro kind of and then, you know, that that January, he went in and and did a semester at USC which I think was a good experience for him socially. He had some eligibility problems which, you know, only let him play about five, six matches toward the end of the year which was kind of disappointing and then, you know, he won Kalamazoo again and so, you know, that was the second trip there and then, you know, by then, he had a little bit more exposure with, you know, agencies and brands and kind of, you know, the stuff that you'd like to see that'll actually give you the financial security to kind of, you know, chase your dream and pass up, you know, the the education, I guess, for the time being. So, you know, I felt like that was really the security was a big was a big thing for him. You know, prior to winning Kalamazoo for the second time, you know, he still had Junior Grand Slams to play. He wasn't playing men's events. So, for him being that age, you know, it was, well, you know, I'm I'm not in a massive rush so why not get a semester in and I think he had a great time. He really liked it. I mean, he he speaks pretty positively about the dual matches. He actually follows college tennis now a little bit more. You know, he will talk about some dual matches which I think is pretty cool and you know, I think it gave him some confidence getting to play for university, getting to represent, you know, seeing that university promotes you. I think there's a lot of benefits there and now, you know, he's got an alumni base. You know, people talk about all, you know, he's a USC Trojan and stuff like that. You know, you see it at all different tournaments. You know, guys are wearing a USC hat and, you know, hey, learner, da da da and you know, I think that that's pretty cool to be a part of, you know, a big family of people who are proud that, you know, they can say they played in the same place and then Alex. Alex was, you know, he was a little old for his grade and he was one that he committed and, you know, the whole time him and learner kind of, you know, talking and, you know, about going pro and da da da da. You know, obviously, it was their dream. You know, I just kept telling Alex, you know, I don't want to hear it. I don't want to hear it until, you know, it's a real problem and so, you know, he gets to 400 in the world and, you know, it's what you do. You get to 400. You know, it's good but at the end of the day, you know, you're not, your life's not changing because you're 400 in the world. You know, so he's 400 in the world and he's, you know, saying stuff to me and I'm like, I could not care less you're going to college and then it was, you know, this was probably in January, February, you know, he starts to kind of do a little bit better and I think at that point, I recognized that he was better than a lot of the guys kind of at the challenger level. You know, just from my perspective, I was seeing kind of what it was, what it was to be 300, what it was to be 200 and I think at that point, like February, March, I fully knew that he was good enough to be there and to be winning those matches but at the same time, you know, having financial security, having set, you know, all of those factors that kind of go into whether I'm going to pass up my education and go pro. You know, it's a big decision and so I remember we were putting it off. I just said, you know, nothing till US Open. I was like, we're not, we're not talking about college till US Open. I said, you know, when we get to US Open, you finish US Open, you have that exposure, you know, we see what happens in those two weeks and then, you know, then we'll kind of make a decision but until then, like, don't even think about it. Don't talk about it. Don't care. You're going to school and I think that mentality really helped him kind of just play free. He was, you know, I'm not playing to go pro. I'm trying to do my job in school, finish my high school. I'm going to tournaments, playing great, just trying to compete and, you know, lucky for him, you know, well, I guess it's not lucky at all. That kid worked his absolute tail off but, you know, he had that success in Chicago at your club and then, you know, he made that little Newport run and I think by then, that was his third or fourth former top 10 win and, you know, he won his challenger. He final the challenger. He'd semied another one. He had kind of shown and, you know, some people have gotten attention and they started believing in him and so then, you know, that's when that big decision kind of came but I feel like for him, he really established himself, improved himself amongst pros which I think is an interesting thing because a lot of the time when you see these juniors kind of go pro sub 18, a lot of the time, it's because they had tremendous junior success which then made them, you know, they had grand slam success and stuff like that but Alex didn't have any of that. You know, Alex was kind of the late bloomer that, you know, in the last year when he was already 18 and aged out of ITF, the kid really just took it to a new level and, you know, I think he really showed that he's kind of ready for what the tour has to offer.
Fresh update on "boise" discussed on Bloomberg Law
"Have to be dealt with. It's stimulating. The solutions are never static. Yesterday's solution will not work tomorrow. It keeps you on your toes. On the other hand, because of the imprecision, you fail a lot. Warren Buffett always talks about Ted Williams who batted .400. It means 60 % of the time he was out at the plate. The great investors are right 60 %, 70 %, maybe 80 % of the time. If you're the kind of person who has to be right all the time, you shouldn't be in investing. So, if If somebody said to you, what is the most common investment mistake that the average person makes, what would you say? Well, can I do two? Sure. Number one is that people believe in the ability to predict the future. Either their ability or others that they can identify. And in general, I agree with John Kenneth Galbraith, who said there are two kinds of forecasters, the ones who don't know and the ones who don't know they don't know. So, I think that the average person has to learn that they don't know what the future holds and nobody else does either. The other thing is people believe that there's kind of a direct and mechanical linkage. If a company has a good event, the securities do well. If they have a bad event, like earnings, the securities do poorly. But that's not the case because there's an intermediate step, which is people's reaction. So it's not just whether the event was positive, it's how people reacted to the event that determines the impact on the security prices. And that's two things. different So you can't forget the psychological and human factor. So, has anybody been a mentor to you or given you investment advice or what's the best investment advice you've ever received? You know, received I snippets from hanging around with smart people. I didn't have a single mentor. I read a lot and I was fortunate to associate with people who were generous with their knowledge and shared it with me. And that's why I write the memos, to share it with others. Now, do people come up to you at cocktail parties and say, well, you're a famous investor. I've got $100 ,000. What should I do with it? Or what do you tell people about they what should do with their money when they just ask you for free advice? Well, the main thing I do is I say that's kind of like going to a doctor and saying, do you have any good medicines? What is the condition to you're treat? trying Do you have more money than you need or less? Are you going to live a long time or a short time? Do you have what are their needs? Do you have what it takes viscerally to live with ups and downs or not? If it's going to make you miserable, you shouldn't do it. So, I think that investments have to be appropriate for the individual. But, you know, when the markets are doing well or when we're doing well, then people have that cocktail party conversation. When the markets are doing poorly, I just stand in the corner. Final question. I see in your office pictures I assume these are grandchildren. So, how many grandchildren? Five. Five. What do they call you? They call me Grampy. Really? Yes. Okay. And you're teaching them the investment world? Not quite yet. And that was Howard Marks, co -founder and co -chairman of Oak Tree Capital Management. Bloomberg Wealth with David Rubenstein. Alright, let's switch gears a bit now because we also had a chance to have a sit down with Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO at JPMorgan Chase, on the sidelines of the Techstars Leadership Forum about investing in tech and also about AI and the direction of the U .S. economy. J .P. Morgan hosting its second edition of the forum in London ahead of the UK's much anticipated AI summit coming in early November. And Bloomberg's Emily Chang kicks things off here asking Dimon about tech stocks and recent tech IPOs. So we just saw a few tech companies go public. Instacart, Arm, Klaviyo. What's happening in the markets? Are we back or is this a blip? I think it's open for now for different types of companies but you know you see IPO markets like an accordion. I think there were like 400 plus deals in 21 and 22 and I think something like 50 or 60 this year. Obviously interest rates change a lot. People value it whether they want to go public. The value of cash flow is earnings and cash counts a little bit more than it counted before. But for now it's open. Markets are healthy you know the economy is still okay so it's open maybe not for everybody but it's open. Given we're in London you don't see the same wealth of tech companies that you see in Silicon Valley. They want more big star tech companies here. Why haven't we seen that. I think I'd look at the way around. U .S. was the center of tech you know not just Silicon Valley. It's all over America. I recently came from Boise and other places. It's staggering. But so the Jaspers actually moved overseas. You have some. I was recently in Berlin and Paris. There are tech startups everywhere now. They're quite good. They're more of a going public. We're the leader of taking them public here. So I think it's a great thing. And obviously you've always had it in China a little bit in India. Still it's not in Europe is not quite the United States but the fact is here is a very good thing. JP Morgan's tech footprint has gotten even bigger now that we've seen clients flood out of S .P .B. you bought First Republic. How big is the opportunity to be the new incumbent bank for startups and VCs. And how will you Jamie Dimon manage the risk differently. I think we didn't want to benefit in the world by that kind of thing happening. So it wasn't good for banks are good for us. Having said that when that happened you know we had people working around the clock literally to open those accounts. I recently came from a Sequoia thing I know a lot of venture capitalists you know Saturday Sundays through the Night to you know to onboard these accounts and help them through it. And you know one of the great we always were there. We did OK. I always want to do better. We're going to we're adding people. I think the biggest difference Silicon before I get the First Republic is they did a great job at some of the stuff. So obviously there's certain things they did on a macro level which weren't right. They did a lot of things the micro level the right how they dealt with the client how they service them they served them locally. hopefully so we have unbelievable proxy service to bring them digital consumer subscription line Seeing research globality you name it. But we have to deliver to them in a way they actually like it and they want it which Which is is what what Silicon Valley Bank did. So we're organizing around it. If you speak to a bunch of people here you hear them talk about you know we're editing. We We just got a whole bunch of new space in Palo Alto. We hired John Sheen is one of the top people Silicon Valley bank organize around the innovation economy will get it right. I just want to make sure they're happy with us a year from now not just today. That's what we do all day long. It's not it's for for us it's incremental risk. It's a slightly different kind of risk. So you know and this happened years ago with a England bank to lend a non revenue company. But the answer you know 20 years ago was zero. But we did Facebook. So we've learned how you can do that when you do that. But again the risk is it's not the risk. It's the venture capital company. It's the venture capital partners. It's the then their investee companies. It's the investing companies management. It's that whole ecosystem. And so we're just organizing around it. You've got a top notch group investigating
A highlight from New Real Estate Agent 15 Step 90 Day Success Plan
"Welcome to Real Estate Coaching Radio, starring award -winning real estate coaches and number one international bestselling authors, Tim and Julie Harris. This is the number one daily radio show for realtors looking for a no BS, authentic, real time coaching experience. What's really working in today's market, how to generate more leads, make more money and have more time for what you love in your life. And now your hosts, Tim and Julie Harris. Three, two, one, and we're back. And this is the new real estate agent, 15 step, 90 day success plan. And of course you can use this plan whether you are a new real estate agent or not. Before we get to point number one, Julie and I were just talking about something that she read online. That's the first sign that basically, yeah, exactly. Now we're going to just address this head on and we're not going to sugar coat it. So get ready. I'm just going to shoot you guys between the eyes and Julie's going to back it up with facts as we always do on this podcast. There is not going to be a real estate crash. There's not going to be a precipitous drop in home values. There's not going to be anything that's going to resemble anything that even remotely resembles what happened back in 2007, 2008. Stop listening to anybody that tells you that there's going to be any kind of crash or correction. 99 % of the time they didn't sell real estate back then. They don't know the facts and or most likely they're trying to sell you something in preparation for this zombie apocalypse housing crash that's never going to happen. So I want you guys to be very clear that this time of year is really any time of year but really, you know, I have not seen so much misinformation or straight up, I'm going to just use the word that came to my mind, lying that's happened in our industry since probably it's been at least 10 years. Because of the fact that so many agents don't know what to do in this real estate market, weren't selling real estate back then and they're so, they're such easily manipulated into believing there's going to be a housing crash because, you know, after all, all these other people are saying there's going to be a housing crash. How can the masses be wrong? Well they are. So here's some facts straight from Julie Harris. Yes, that's right. So you might think that foreclosures are going up. Why do you guys think that sometimes? Well because in the previous thing that you've heard about, probably not lived through, prices went up, prices went up, it seemed like a big boom and then there was a big bust and that is the beginning and end of the thought process. Just because prices have been going up for a long time does not equal a housing crash. That is not a fact based on anything. Just because it happened back then does not mean it's happening back now. Why? And we've done very long form podcasts with many, many points but the underlying facts are not even close to the same. Well matter of fact, there's the fewest number of industrial estate actual homes that there's been how many long? 20 years? No, not 20, but like 15. Since they've recorded it. Okay. And not only that, as a percent. As a percent of total mortgages, right? It's less than 3%, right? Yes. Okay, so here's a couple of facts since we're facting them off the top here. Only about 50 % of people who own a home even have a mortgage. And I believe the number and Julie and I didn't prepare for this, like I said, this was just a conversation we're kind of looping you guys in on. I believe the number was a little bit less than 50%, like 43%, but it's something like that. Now when we say that on this podcast, somebody always puts in the comments, I have a hard time believing that that few people have mortgages. How? Why is it that you have a hard time believing that? A lot of people basically by the time they're like 45 or 50 have their home paid off. And it's also tracked. Yeah, exactly. Google it. Altos Research has fantastic facts. You can join them for your own local zip code and get your personal facts. That's the nice thing about, you know, we call it GTS, Google that shit. So if you come across, if you're wanting to know something, you know, GTS that and you're going to discover what the truth is. And what we just told you, again, I'm not sure if our numbers are right, but the essence of the point we're trying to make between 40 and 50 % there you go now that that means the other 50 % of the people that have, um, uh, you know, mortgages, they have mortgages that are 3%, 3 .2 % or less. So a vast majority of the people with mortgages have essentially mortgages where their money's free. Now, what do I mean by that? Because the homes, and this is the last point and this is the big one and I'll leave it up to Julie to make this point, the amount of appreciation rate or inflation. But with the inflation rate on real estate being somewhere between six, seven or 8 % year over year, and that's going to continue, that trend is going to continue for a long period of time for all kinds of reasons, but it really comes down to demand, right? But what we're looking at is you're looking at homes that are going to increase in value at a greater, uh, at a greater amount and actual real dollars than the cost of owning that home. So if someone bought a $400 ,000 house and they put down, I don't know, 50 grand and they have a $350 ,000 mortgage and the mortgage is based on a 3 % finance rate there, I can't even do the math in my head. It's like 13 or 1400 bucks depending on property taxes per month. Well that same home is going to appreciate this year. So you're looking at probably they're all in expense being less than 20 grand. If that home inflated or appreciated by 6 % in the last 12 months, that same $400 ,000 home now six times for guys get it. So someone's actually make living in their house for free because the house is actually inflating faster than what they're spending on that. That is not normal unless you're in a house a super duper, duper long time, like decades. Then that kind of thing will play out because of the inflation. But with interest rates and so many people locked into lower interest rates, a lot of people have won the real estate lottery. Now that's not to mean that they're going to stay in those homes forever because a lot of those people are going to have to put those homes for sale for natural, normal reasons that sellers have always historically put their homes for sale. Too big, too small, can't afford it, moving, relocating and here's the real bugaboo. Here's the thing that nobody, all these real estate doomsdayers don't want you to really take into consideration. We talked about the amount of equity, we talked about the average mortgage interest rate, but the amount of inflation or appreciation in homes in the last 24 to 36 months has been? Up to 40 % in some markets like Boise, but on average right about 28 % since 2020. So if you bought a house back in 2020, you can just add 28 % and you have at least that much equity. The average equity for people who still owe something on their homes, people with mortgages is over $100 ,000. That's the average. Now, are there cases where perhaps maybe you bought in the last half of last year and you were in a bidding war and you had to go over list price and you didn't have a really big down payment and maybe you got relocated and you have not very much equity? Yes, that's true, but it's still highly unlikely that you would get to the point where you're actually upside down. What you're saying is if you bought when the interest rates were higher and you haven't stayed in the house long enough and you put money down, if you had to be forced to sell the property now, you might actually have to lose some of the equity. But here's the solution for that. Stay in the house another year or 18 months or rent the house for another year or 18 months. And then the inflation rate is going to basically make you more than right on your mortgage and more than right on your equity situation. Well, so are there random sort, I call them one off foreclosures and short sales very, very occasionally like one to two percent. I don't know why anybody would go after one to two percent of the market. What you're seeing randomly and I mean very randomly. And this example that I was reading online was in Las Vegas. But even the distressed real estate is still selling for retail, basically. It is still selling for retail. So that that is and I'm glad you brought that up, because that is a huge difference between this time versus last time, because last time it was the phrase catch a falling knife. Prices were falling virtually by the hour and it was disappearing. And Julie and I were buying houses that we were buying houses. I remember going on auction dot com and putting in bids on properties that we ended up buying a lot of them in Las Vegas and still own them. And I remember the auction gal called back and was like, what the hell? You want to buy real estate? I mean, do you remember that? Yeah. It's like, are you sure? Are you sure? Like, do you know this is the process? And I'm like, yeah, OK. And then when you're buying through like auction dot com, you have to pay their commission, basically. And she goes, well, you know, this is going to cost you an additional whatever. And I'm like, OK, that's fine. Let's do it. It's fine. And those properties now are worth three x what we paid for them. That's right. Totally different scenario. Prices will continue to go up now. They go up, you know, 20 percent a year. That was extremely unusual. I know some of you think that that was normal because for you that has been normal, but it's not actually normal. On average, it's five or six percent over the past probably 10 to 15 years. And beyond that, it gets down to about three to five percent, depending on where you live and how far back in time you're going. But it's still increasing. OK, so here's the thing. And we'll get off this topic in a second and onto our 15 step 90 day success plan.
Monitor Show 14:00 08-05-2023 14:00
"Going forward. Jonathan Levin is a Bloomberg opinion columnist, and that does it for this week's Bloomberg opinion. We are produced by Eric Mollo, and you can find all of these columns on the Bloomberg terminal. We are available as a podcast on Apple, Spotify, or your favorite podcast platform. Stay with us. Today's top stories and global business headlines are coming up. I'm Amy Morris. This is Bloomberg. Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg Radio. A federal judge is giving former President Trump till Monday to respond to special counsel Jack Smith's motion for a protective order. Smith filed the motion Friday night after Trump posted on Truth Social, quote, "'If you go after me, I'm coming after you.'" The post appeared one day after Trump was indicted on four counts related to his alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Smith wrote in his filing that public posts by the former president about the case could have a harmful chilling effect on witnesses or adversely affect the fair administration of justice. The former president has until 5 p .m. Eastern to respond. Two Florida police officers were shot on Friday night. Brad Siegel has details. A manhunt underway in Florida where two police officers were shot during a traffic stop. Orlando Police Chief Eric Smith says the officers stopped a vehicle that had been carjacked when the suspect opened fire. Shortly before 11 last night, the officers are in critical condition. Seven people are critically injured after a school bus filled with teenagers crashed in Idaho. The Idaho State Police Department says the bus was taking a group of children ages 13 to 18 to a YMCA summer camp when it crashed at around 3 p .m. Friday on Highway 55 north of Boise.
Money-hungry, or spiritually misguided? Jury weighs fate of slain kids' mom in triple murder trial
"Jury deliberations continue in Idaho in a bizarre triple murder case. Laurie valo de bell is charged with murder conspiracy and grand theft accused of killing her two youngest children and Tammy dabell, the former wife of her 5th husband, Chad, the children's bodies were found buried in Chad daybell's yard, 7 year old JJ vallow's body bound with duct tape, and 16 year old Kylie Ryan, burned beyond recognition, enclosing arguments at her trial in Boise Idaho, prosecutors presented the defendant, as someone who used sex and money to manipulate those close to her into killing her children for money, defense attorneys say there's not enough evidence and describe her as a protective mother whose only crime was lying to police after she fell under the sway of her husband, the wannabe leader of an apocalyptic cult, a former friend testified the day bell believed people in her life, including her children, had been taken over by evil spirits and turned into zombies. The case began in 2019 when daybell's then husband Charles valo was shot and killed by her brother Alex Cox, Cox was never charged and he died later that year. Chad daybell is also charged his trial is still months away. I am Jennifer King
UCLA rolls past UNC Asheville 86-53 in March Madness
"Princeton may be a 15th seed, but it was the superior breed of cat in a shocking south region 59 55 win over number two Arizona. Then again, the victory got a shrug of the shoulders from Tiger guard, Matt. I can't say I'm surprised, you know, this team has been so good all year, so Gritty. For the wildcats players, coach Tommy Lloyd didn't like the view. These players need to take a look in the mirror. Saturday, Princeton will face Missouri, which defeated Utah state 76 65. In the west region, northwestern eliminated Boise state 75 67, and it was UCLA 86 North Carolina Asheville 53. I'm Bruce mort
Keith Guinta of WipeEveryTear.org Discusses the Philippines
"As my guest right now, a very dear, old friend, Keith junta, Keith, and my pronouncing that right. Junta. Junta, I know how to pronounce it. I've known you for 30 years. We've been friends for all these years. The reason you're here today is not just because you're my friend, you know, you're well, there are two things I want to talk to you about. These extraordinary essays at wine patch dot org, that's the place. So you blog at wine patch dot org. I've shared a number of those things on social media. And on my newsletter, these are important pieces. So I want to encourage people right out of the gate, go to wine patch dot org and read what Keith junta is writing. But the reason you're here today is because you were just in the Philippines with a ministry called white wipe every tier. It is so beautiful what you do. You've written about that recently at wine patch. And I just said, when you get back from the Philippines I want you to come on the show and talk about this because this is, I mean, it's so beautiful that you and Kenny sacked who's been on the program with you before that you're doing this. So first of all, tell us what wipe every tier is. What is this ministry? Sure. Wipe every tear is based in Boise Idaho, and it's really just Kenny in a small staff there. But the primary staff is in the Philippines. So in Angeles city, which is just north of Manila, it is one of the worst places on the planet for sex trafficking. And so wipe every tear has set chop up there. We have safe homes. We have offices. We have staff. Most of the staff, first of all, it's all Filipino. And most of the staff are ladies who have been rescued from trafficking.
Students Leave Class of Professor Accused of Sexual Harassment
"Do you see the picture of the Harvard students who all got up because some teacher was accused of sexual harassment, and the old got up with posters like sheep. Do they know he's guilty? Has there been a hearing? Is if he was guilty would Harvard keep him in a position? I mean, I'm not taking sides. I'm just asking. Julie Hartman, who, with whom I do a podcast called Dennis and Julie, which is really, really worth watching. You watch one you are what you want to watch all nearly 50 now. This goes up every week, Venice and Julie. She graduated from Harvard. I got it. I got the from in. She graduated from Harvard from last year, she wrote a piece in The Wall Street Journal exactly a year ago. About how basically her fellow students are sheep. Talking about lockdowns and masks. You think you think the average graduate of the most elite schools in the country has courage or wisdom, any more than Boise state? I don't know who's more sheep like. The kids at Yale or the kids at Boise state would be interesting to know, isn't it?
"boise" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Boise Meanwhile coming up I'm going to be joined by tran She's the VP of microns DRAM process integration I'm going to talk about well look the technological innovation that's happening right here right now I've seen the lists of the patents that are being built on average three per day coming out of microns So we're going to talk about how nearly 30 years in the business to help inspire also next generation of female innovators in particular Plus later while the mayor of Boise Lauren mcclain why my conversation with her on a boomer job creation in the city is a bring back When you reorganize and declutter we're probably the first thing you decide to keep Is there any serious contemplation of sanctions against China detailed financial and business reporting Tell us more about your customers and how they're doing now Expert analysis You're basically just changing a $5 bill into 5 ones Definitely essential Looking at high yield where does that take you these days Bloomberg radio the Bloomberg business app and Bloomberg radio dot com Bloomberg the world is listening The composer Joseph Haydn famously said I listened more than I studied It sounds like a law school hypothetical Here in Bloomberg it's the same thing Do you maintain that low rate regime Can you see out two years How do you build a strategy with that eventuality in mind Experts information news The push sets up a potential fight What do we know about how it will go public Bloomberg radio the Bloomberg business app and Bloomberg radio dot com Bloomberg the world is listening Your business you could save big when you bundle your home and auto with progressive but when we just come out and say it it feels like it falls a bit flat so instead we're going to hire a professional voice actor and pay him absurd amounts of money to say I like this product I'm not sure whether that was better I mean I'm a professional too but we didn't pay in to see the business parts so back to.
Where Is the Reasonable Balance Between Safety and Liberty?
"We were about to get onto an elevator of a building in Boise Idaho. And the elevator doors open and the woman's wearing a mask, which is fine. I've never attacked anyone for wearing a mask. And she says, excuse me, do not get on this elevator. Go take the next one. And I knew what she was saying. She wanted the elevator to herself. And one of our other team members was like, why? And she said, because none of you are masked. You see that? You see the way this works now? It's not enough that she wants to wear a mask. She wants to force other people so that she can also feel safe. And for her, the most important thing in her life is being safe. Being safe is important. It is an element of human life. There are risks that I am not willing to take. There are some things I tell my team, I'm not gonna skydive. I'm not going to bungee jump. I don't think that's that dangerous though. Bungee jumping? It could be, I guess. Depends where you do it. No skydiving, no bungee jumping, no more skiing, the last time I went skiing, everyone said I had a great time. Woke up in a hospital. True story. Not doing that again. There's just some things I'm just not going to do. The risk reward ratio, I don't want to end up kind of paralyzed in the waist down and be like, you know, my entire life has been disrupted, but at least I got a good thrill bungee jumping. Like, it's just the reward, and I'm not sure we have a lot of skydivers listening. And that's fine. I hope you enjoy it, and I hope it's worth it. For me, I've decided not to do it. So I'm not someone that is a risk seeker for the sake of doing it. However, I want to live a full life and walking around with a mask while natural immunity is set into well over a 100 million people. I would imagine this woman who got very angry at us was vaccinated, it just kind of begs the question of where is the reasonable balance between safety and
"boise" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"You see the backup? The south of Boise, huh? Yeah, There it is. There's a there's a bad watching presidents about ready to leave. Boise, Idaho. He was there, um to talk about, I guess the fires In the West. What else was he? Therefore, What is this? What is this schedule say? Received briefing from federal and state fire officials. At the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho. So he's leaving there now, heading down to The old major Air Force base in Sacramento, and he's going to meet With fire officials there. And serve a wildfire damage. I'm not sure where they're bringing them, but they're gonna bring them somewhere. You'll stand in a burned out forest. So this just happened moments ago in the middle of this hearing with Blinken. I don't know the name of this of this congressman. I'm sorry. I've never seen him before, but he's a Republican. So he's going to throw hardballs at blanket. So he's asking these questions about Afghanistan and about leaving in about all this about all that he's doing the typical hardball opposite party sort of questioning. So he then says, Well, In my remaining time. I would like to change subjects. Um, Mr Blinken, Can you confirm that you had an interview with the FBI? And Blinken, who is on in his office on, UH, TV circuit. Gets real big eyed. And goes, Uh, I don't know what you're talking about. No, this congressman says. Can you confirm? If you've had an interview with the FBI, since you have become secretary of state? And he goes, uh I Uh, I'm not comfortable answering that in a public forum. Which means the answer is yes. And million. And so this answer was. I don't know what you're talking about was flat out bald lie. So the congressman says, So can you confirm? That you turned over documents to the FBI regarding Hunter Biden. Okay, now now, Blanket's eyes are like frog eyes. He's he's gone. Uh, so, uh, I don't think about this is an open setting. It's inappropriate to respond. So he starts again. And the Chairman Meeks. Got from New York. He butts and it goes on. This is off subject. This is about Afghanistan. So the congressman says, Well, he won't answer the questions about Afghanistan. So I thought I'd ask him about documents that the State Department sent over to the FBI and that he was interviewed by them. And The chairman makes goes. The time has expired. Alright, next Congressman So I don't know who this guy is, and I don't know what he's talking about, either, but it got my ears up. And you know that the mainstream media won't go anywhere near this. Because it's hunter Biden. So what's up? Why would the State Department Have documents. About Hunter Biden. Now there was that accusation somewhere in there about that crazy laptop story. And the blind computer repairman in Maryland. Um Which started off I mean, that's bizarre right there And then we find out they interviewed the blind. Uh, computer repairman. He wasn't blind. And so now, the question is, Where's the laptop? And there's people saying Well, Russia has it. So I mean, it's so this just adds to the intrigue. About what's up with Hunter Biden and, um Anthony Blinken, just about dropped his teeth. When this congressman asked him about an interview with the FBI, so something from the State Department Was turned over to the FBI. Which I'm Sorry. I So you see, I I've decided some of you wonder about my attitude towards some of these big, controversial stories. My my attitude over the years, as has changed to the point where I I don't get excited about things. Uh, that nothing will happen. That's why when I repeat to you many, many times about the fact that nobody's held accountable for anything in Washington D. C because I've seen too many breathless stories. About somebody in trouble in Washington, D C. And it's everybody's got their underwear in a tight bunch, And then all of a sudden it just disappears. Nothing is ever said again. And I do think that is why people that have been in Washington for a long time. Uh, kind of learned the ropes as the way things go there. You can kind of do what you want to do. Make some money on the side. Get some money under the table. Do a favor for somebody for a law and wind you'll wind up wealthy. But nothing's ever going to happen to you, even if they catch you. And we never found out about Hunter Biden's artwork. And who bought the artwork. And how much they paid. So the hunter Biden story takes another. There's another chapter to your book. Those of you writing about Hunter Biden. Uh, what's this all about? Where Anthony Blinken Just about swallowed his tongue. When this congressman said, What about the interview with the FBI? I don't know what you're talking about. Don't ask me about it. Hilarious. Um, you got a rocket van gone. Because we, um Abuse Seen Rocket Ben, Have you seen him? He's lost £200. It's gonna be a long, long time brings me around and get to buy my think I am at home. No, no, no. He's a rocket man. All right, and he launched two Rockets over the weekend long range missiles. Uh, I don't have time for Jack Keane does anyway, We'll get to that. They are long range missiles that can carry nukes and they can go about 1000 Miles, so it won't hit us, but it was certainly hit South Korea. And Japan, and they're both worried as can be so they he's launching a couple more rockets. I'm swear he's lost. £200 is almost unrecognizable. But that's uh we'll get Jack Keane to chime in. Maybe after the top of the hour. But he's added.
Biden to Survey Wildfire Damage, Make Case for Spending Plan
"President Biden heads out west today on a three state survey of wildfire damage and also to make the case for his three point five trillion dollars spending plan his first stop Boise Idaho where he'll deliver remarks during a visit to the national interagency fire center that is up to Sacramento California to survey more wildfire damage he wraps up the day and election event for governor Gavin Newsom who is facing a recall vote on Tuesday Biden's in Denver Colorado back to surveying wildfire damage his western visit is aimed at drumming up support for his spending plan by linking it to beating back wildfires is looking to connect the dots between the increasing frequency and other extreme weather events and the need to invest billions in combating the climate crisis I'm Julie Walker
"boise" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"Yeah. And Memphis. Boise State would be a real get for them. Nobody wants to play Boise State. There's still that wild card. You know, when you the big teams are always looking for the Abilene Christians to play early in the season kind of as a tune up game, and and those schools one do the game because they get a lot of money from it. Nobody wants Boise State because Boise State can beat you. Even if they're bad. They can still beat you. For some reason. I have no idea why now. The interesting one here to me is Cincinnati. Yeah, They're big right now. Because they have a big time Coach. Yeah, that guy could leave tomorrow. That's true. Real Deal program. Now, hopefully what they're gonna say. It seems like that is a real deal. Program has kind of made it into one. No. Well, that's that's what you got to sell to him. Because look, Sec schools will be a Colin Yeah. You know once well, there's always a bigger Tuckey loses its millionth game. They're going to get rid of. I think that the third Stoops, brother, Yeah, they're going to get rid of him. Those guys failed their way to the top boy. They sure did, man. But you know, that's that's a primo league. That's the big that is the show. Okay, let's be honest. The SEC is the show right now it is. That can change your calling it big 12 is the show. No, I'm not saying big 12 the shot. I'm just saying that can change at any time. You know, I will believe this until I am dead. Okay? The Texas which may be himself in the foot have sucked for so long that being close to a decade that they felt like the only move to stay relevant because they weren't getting any better was to jump while they still had values. Well, they they won this weekend. Let's hope so. It's the first weekend you this when teams play nobody. Yeah, Except for this was once again. I understand this weekend. There were a lot of great matchups and claims and played pretty Clemson Play Georgia. That's a great matchup. Yeah, right. All right, so and so, Ernie 32nd Synopsis on Central Florida. Go God, No one and I got no information about him. I guess they're the Orlando. Okay, fine. That's fun. Baylor versus Central Florida. Disney World Disney. Alright, central floor, But this is a fun fact. Alright. 70,000 students, Students University of Central Florida Being It sounds like it's a It's the Arizona State of Florida. Yeah, it sounds like it's a junior college. Yeah, it's a giant North Texas. That's where it is a giant NT Alright. Or else you got.
"boise" Discussed on VUX World
"And we had voiced boise but we were so used to having voice in the lounge room in the kitchen and the bathroom goes bedroom etc and very much when we came back and we we will lost without devices for four weeks like the goals talking to weed objects asking for a result set any like the normal baker. It's not a sponsor so you know as as a as a very basic mistakes you know. It's kind of like once played around once you're used to it once. It's kind of misted upon into your world you start to get quite conditioned Around utilizing the experiences which is which is cool but it's sort of slightly terrifying knowing that you do get conditioned relatively quickly. If you start using you know yeah yeah absolutely my son uses. So we've got the echo show in the kitchen and that's just basically become his tally whenever in food. And he knows you and talk to you. But it doesn't know that there's a wick would associated to it and so you just stop when he's ready when he's finished shout stops and he's getting to the point way starts to think that everything with a screen is talk to it and he's on the is three year old so if anything is a measure of wa- wants to comb it's obviously usually the younger generation of grow with an habits and then those things manifest themselves mall don't and so it's It's so injuring agree. Yeah it's it's a bit like item might many years ago and it was like when ipads post that expectation you can just wonder to screen and just pool and his son was two or three at a time and he had a magazine and he was just trying to inching pool into the magazines. Like dude. it's not a screen. It's just yeah. you're right at at an early onset. You get used to certain things so certainly. It is also come and this is probably this is bad to admit..
2021 College Football Betting Preview
"Gentleman. I have picked the brain of many times. Jay romano pro. Better here in las vegas good to be with you. Thanks for having me all right well. We finally broke the seal. Got you on the pod. And i think it's a perfect situation. Do college win. Totals because the board has been hit pretty hard. But there's still a lot of opportunities out there and we're we're obviously. The calendars turned to mid august. We are ready to go Football season's right around the corner. So i know there's a lot of plays you like a little bit off the grid but i want to start the marquee ones and it's the one that's my favorite of a mall and i've talked about it a few times on daily wager. I believe i've even mentioned it here on the podcast but i am very very big on auburn under seven now the juices move some shops or six and a half. If you want to go six plus money that's fine. It's just so tough when you get the push at seven so i prefer the seven with the juice and it all comes down to the schedule. Not the only reason but the schedules really really difficult. And you've got bama. You got an got georgia. I don't think there's any chance auburn win those games. I know rivalry game and war eagle and all that stuff with the with the iron bowl but it's just auburn is rebuilding. And they have a new coach bryan. Hartson coming in from boise. State and bonex is just not materialize into the quarterback that everyone thought he would be. Maybe a new oc. Mike bobo will unlock. I'll just kind of have to see it to believe it. So in addition to obama. Georgia am there at lsu. They have all miss at home. You know at arkansas. And then there's there's this tough spots here and it's a team that's going to be lacking on offense defense. They're calling card. So i think i don't see how they go eight and four to lose this play. Well i i would definitely recommend Playing the seven laying the juice in this situation. I almost always gonna lay the juice versus taking maybe plus one ten plus one twenty on the under. It's definitely worth the extra half a game. I'm actually high on auburn this year. However i completely agree with you. The schedule is brutal. There's just no breeders for them. I think bonex. Could you know have an improvement. This year they can play well. It's just there's just not enough wings on the schedule. It really looks like they're ceiling is seven. It's just you know when you like. You said when you go to texas. Am have to play alabama lsu home against georgia. And then at penn state week three. It's just you forgot about the penn state game. I'm glad you mentioned that. Cause at the white out game in happy valley. yeah. And i'm looking headlines there between four and a half and seven and a half point underdogs So they can exceed expectations and still not go over this win total. Yeah no. it's a lot to ask. It's certainly a lot to ask but you're so you're high on wsb. Maybe as a dog and a lot of spots throughout the season. So i know you have some places. Well but notre dame under nine talk about not soft spots on the schedule that that's certainly stands out where you'll get the irish yet. The with them again is scheduled schedule. Schedule you know. I know there are top ten ranked team coming into the season but it is just absolutely unforgiving. Weakened weak outs starting at florida state where they opened about ten and a half eleven point favorites. It's down to seven and a half eight. That's not gonna be an easy task. Going into dough campbell on a standalone game in a national televised audience. Week one with a new quarterback Jet cohn was name started earlier this week. With up and down. Wisconsin played well and times. But we'll we'll have to see how he jumped there Notre dame is starting four new offensive lineman. They returned to starters on offense. It's it's a little early in the season For that type of test. So not only would. I looked afford a states Plus the points week one just a little bonus pick right there but the under nine for the season feels like a pretty safe option
Haiti Awaits New Chief as Official Mourning Starts for Moïse
"While they await a new leader Haitians are beginning a series of official ceremonies to honor president Jovenel Moise nearly two weeks after he was assassinated the ceremonies come as designated prime minister Ariel only prepares to replace interim leader called Joseph who assume leadership of a team with the backing of police and the ministry off the the July seven attack at Boise is home Boise we shot multiple times and his wife wounded police say some of the attackers are still at large Henri is soon to be sworn in off to promising to form a provisional consensus government to leave Haiti until elections are held he says the nation needs unity to overcome the many challenges that beset Haitians I'm Charles the last month
"boise" Discussed on Real Estate Coaching Radio
"Three to one. And we're back and julie. It is july twentieth and man. We had a great day yesterday in boise meeting with a lot of great expe- and harris coaching clients. And john. awebber. Thank you for introducing us to all the people on your team. And i have to say i really like boise. Boise definitely reminded me of where you and i are from columbus ohio. Nice you know. Middle of the road not particularly resort or destination town where some really lovely people live a river. I think that kind of reminds us of the tangent perhaps but it was really great to meet john his team and some of her associates and other people that are in the areas of our coaching clients and coaches etcetera. So that was a really nice little mini of it. That turned out. Boise did not have a pretentious air and bone body was nice. That's pretty awesome. Yeah there's no. Air is being put on in boise idaho and it was. It was beautiful to honestly. It's a great place to live. I can instantly felt relaxed and comfortable. We started to get to know the city a little bit. And so all of you in boise. Thank you for hosting us. We had a great time. And now we are on our way to remind me. Washington kennewick washington to blaine washington in washington with glenn sanford the ceo of xp royalty while the founder and ceo. And then we're headed down to. I mean where are we going after that delivers redwoods down. We're going to try to drive the coastal the one. Oh one almost all the way down. As far as we can go until gets kind congested. Or frankly i know in part of central california the one on one or one. Us his literally fallen into the ocean. So we won't be so around big sur. We're not going to be taking. Yeah we'll be cutting into the five. But they were already switching over to california taco because the freeways in california deserve that self. They do well any. We're having great time. We we are posting are traveled a journey on a travel site that we created in. I'm going to give you guys access. Actually you know what i'll do is on the show description for this podcast. We're gonna start embedding a site which is also showing the map of where we are and where we've been and much to. My bemusement appears that we will have gone to twenty two different sites sates states. Yes sorry. Twenty two different. I'm even feeling a little tired even but twenty two different states and we're going to be on the road once we're done with this Four fifty nine days. well. I started in dallas in. We're driving all over..
"boise" Discussed on Real Estate Coaching Radio
"Today virtually no mortgage requirements. You didn't even have to fog the allowed you just had to. You don't even have to know how to spell you can get a mortgage rate and so then the houses basically then all of a sudden went from a crazy hot sellers market and then inventory built and the what's that all about. It's because you're seeing that the air was coming out of what was legitimately a bubble back then and the people were feeling less confident. Because you know the shoeshine guy that bought three houses all of a sudden couldn't get one of 'em rented or refinance out of it exactly and a lot of the mortgages. Were back then. Were linda loans. No income no job. No no assets and also. You had a lot of people that were buying just for the idea that they were gonna appreciate so they bought it. They put a real short term loan on it though. Loan was up for refi or it was going to just they couldn't essentially right and they wanted to flip basically and that all that hype that was in the market is no longer in this market. Now what happened again. Inventory build up. And then tory sold off and julian i saw over about. It wasn't even twelve months by about. I remember specifically because we have a lot of las vegas agents. The inventory went from eight thousand to fourteen thousand in probably about six to eight months after bubbling up and down a little bit selling until the cat was out of the bag. That maybe we're not gonna have this crazy pricing anymore. Do we think that that's going to happen this time. No this is completely different. Circumstances about sixty days ago we did a series on why this is not just like that if you are reading stuff online especially on some of the realtor sites that says all this is just like two thousand seven two thousand eight. That is absolutely incorrect. We're not expecting anything like that. Why we're reporting on this this week is because there's a little adjustment going on out there and you're going to be getting questions from your prospects and your clients. Should i wait. Do you think it's going to crash what's going on out there. I see a little bit more inventory. This is i think a good thing because it's leveling off perhaps a little bit now it also could be a mini bubbling up and down to. I personally think this is just because people are taking too. I don't think any because all the all the reasons why the market's gonna stay hot for a long period time. I still in place just more true now than they eat more when we did that series on our podcast and so look bottom line. We give you the rest of this. We're giving these staffer giving this information. Educating them how to watch their market so they see because not all markets are the same. What's happening here in. Boise is going to be different than miami. I mean even here in boise. For example you can have micro markets right. You can have these markets one markets crazy on know and then another market maybe five miles away where things sit on the market for sixty to ninety days. You've got to really become an expert and if you want to know why people become really successful long term and real estate is because they know stuff like that like what we're sharing with you in because they can then talk about it with fluidity. They can have a conversation with confidence about what's actually happening in the market. And when you can talk what you know essentially anybody about the market and you can say something other than its returned twin boys and use facts and stats and you can actually be an expert..
"boise" Discussed on Real Estate Coaching Radio
"Your market is shifting towards a balanced market or at least a less competitive one make sense. It does now three hundred. Not that many really. That's most people want gonna notice it but it. I remember when julie and i were coaching agents and it was around two thousand late really early two thousand and seven but really late two thousand six we head coaching clients in virtually every major market in the country. And i remember italy i We were comparing what our coaching clients experiences. Where specifically in san diego. Las vegas and certain parts in southern florida and what we're looking for and again we would coaching clients experiencing. What are they saying. Days in the market all these types of things. So we're on the front lines asking agents even way before like redskins using passed information right all these articles that are is be sharing content from you. They're all they're all looking in the past and they're throwing out guesses as to what the future is going to be because of the position that we were in because we coach agents we coach all you guys and we're on the front lines and the coaching industry. We're able to know what's going to happen based on what you're actually experiences are. Now what's happened. So why am i think around stuff right. what's so. Why am i telling this because what we saw back then in late two thousand six as we saw inventory build way more than this but we say so inventory build and then we saw it sell off and it went through that cycle maybe three times to the point where built and it didn't sell off and that's when i remember the new century or something that's when the first major subprime mortgage company failed that was in southern california so again hot market crazy market. Everyone and their brother is gonna buy ten houses. The was insane back then. Not like that now. If you've always wanted to try meditation but think to yourself. When would i have time. You should check out head space head. Space is your daily dose of mindfulness in.
"boise" Discussed on Real Estate Coaching Radio
"That's nice the revenue share group and watch the videos. There's two years at the top. There's one big video when you land on the page watch and then there's another video right after that one. Watch both videos and you can do it. The comfort your own home and you could do it sitting at starbucks or at home having a glass of wine. It doesn't matter. Watch those videos and that will pretty much convince you and those videos are the first set of are the first bit videos People who are singing the praises of their experience having moved to xp and being part of our libertas group and the second video is essentially explaining the value proposition that espn offers to agents and brokers but is really incredible to be. I feel incredibly lucky to be part of the xp in this massive growth curve that they're on. I mean when we were talking with john and her husband last night and we're talking about where this company is in terms of you know mass acceptance and all the rest of. It's just barely out of the early adopter face and it's so incredible to see people like judy. This morning. i completely get it and realized that if they realized that is what they've been always hoping looking for that. It really resonated with judy. After last week's podcast series and after she went to y libertas dot com and really got it. I could feel the light bulb. Go off and her head in a way you can hear it. Yeah and the energy and enthusiasm you were talking about you know in a way. It's kind of morally irresponsible. Not to do. I would say on some level but certainly fiscally irresponsible to not at least be educated on it and then you can make the right decision for you. I again morals a strong worry as well right. But here's the thing though. I was thinking about every time. I talked jonah last night and judy today. I'm always thinking about what would the i'm imagining in my head. The conversation i'm having with them like i'm fortunate enough to be having somebody other people that joined with us two years ago or whatever i'm looking forward and i want desperately for those people to have the conversations Six months or a year from now or two years from now like i'm having from the people that have been with say. Thank you pass. Judy for making that decision and john certainly has a note of gratitude to herself of making that decision. I had a call. Don't remember the guy's name. And oh i remember now yancey actually. It was a call. We met him hotels jackson. He said i'm fifty years old. And i'm in great health and i'm getting a better health..
"boise" Discussed on Real Estate Coaching Radio
"This is just a real way for us to have an adventure obviously Celebrate what appears to be the end of real cova vid the pandemic stills lingers in some markets. I understand by the lead i tell you in. La they're masking again. Good thing. I have some in the car. Yeah exactly so yeah. That's what this is. All about and man is wonderful. I have to say it's wonderful to be back in the united states after being in puerto rico for basically two years straight puerto rico. But you know it was a isolated island there for a while. We'll how you can read science here. You don't have to okay you know. Put your spanish translator backwards. Translating bright you can talk to people without having to figure out how much okay. That's the end of their english. That's in spanish outcomes. The google app. I'm still in the back of my head thinking. How do i say that in spanish kind of deprogramming that for the next week or so so one of the things that we've been following is what's happening in obviously the real estate market's that's our primary concern here of course juliette. I can't stop doing here in boise. We're looking at realtor dot com. We try to avoid zillow but we are looking at realtor dot com and seeing what was for sale and again. There's and we talk to john awebber. Yesterday she's part of xp group She's a fantastic agency cells. I think she said eighty houses a year. Wonderful wonderful galleys. Here in the boise idaho area. Make sure you reach out to her and we talked yesterday her expanding her real estate team because she has too many leads. so definitely. If you're in the boise area. Reach out to john awebber. But we're talking with the market here on the market here. Even in boise which let's say. How do you describe boise. I think it's a heck. I don't know it does kind of remind us of like a mid western town out west sort of a normal Surrounded by mountains. It's like where were you. I grew up honestly mice. The mountains cornfields drive. But i mean this fall river. The old joke is if the world comes to an end you wanna be in a place like calm. Soho from or boise. Because then you still have another two or three years. That's that far behind. But i mean the truth. This is really it's nice. It is nice. It's cozy people are very friendly totally very outdoorsy. People are out doing stuff along the river. I didn't know that you could surf in a river. For example you can picture that by the way Not yet when i'm going to zoe couldn't believe it either so my first thought was okay so i get. I'm not a surfer. Obviously we're from ohio. But you know. I get surfing in the ocean. Wipe out you'd have hopefully a fairly good landing. I was thinking you surf in river and you wipe out. Aren't you nagging your head into some rocks. I honestly looked at those gentlemen trying to surf in that river. And i just sorta felt sorry for him. Yeah well at least. You're wearing helmets. So i'm still putting all that together from a guy's perspective. I'm telling you right now. The whole the whole game. There was to look cool. Look like a surfer girls. That's what that whole foods whole under a bridge and there's a little bit of whitewater and they're acting like they're surfing for about six inches. That was the whole scene. Yeah people told us about. Did you see the surfers on the river every servers. We're from puerto rico people. Let's see was nothing. We've seen people kite surf. We appreciate the effort because you know they are kind of far away from notion. Yeah for sure. I mean like i said. This reminds me of columbus ohio..
"boise" Discussed on Real Estate Coaching Radio
"To one. And we're back in juliette is a today is july the nineteenth. Yes and we are in boise idaho. Yes for along the river meeting with lots of great friends and colleagues and coaching clients. It's been fantastic diseases and the the are will harass you. Well not even little if you call over six thousand miles. Probably in twenty states hardly little. That's what we're going to end up doing. And it's picking up momentum every state we go to there's more and more people reaching out wanting to meet with us and it's fantastic and for those of you are interested in doing so. We do have a map of where we're going to be and we're going to post it on instagram today. And if you guys want to message and communicate with us you can always text me at five one. Two seven five eight zero two zero six but the best way really is just messages through instagram. Because that's where we're going to be posting pictures and travel updates and all that good stuff. And that's tim and julie harris on instagram. So hashtag tim. And julie harris you'll find us easily and yes so that drive from from where we were to hear word we drive. Gardiner montana. Yeah is the kind of the south west corner right. Outside of yellowstone the original entrance to yellowstone. Which is kind of charming over. Here to boise. And we stopped at. Idaho falls along the way right and it was unbelievable. How many wild wild animals. I don't even know what you want to call them. The elks and the bears. And all these types of things that you see in yellowstone when you get off the beaten path and they're just pretty much right there. And i have to say the things that always amused me when i was. It was gardner. Right where they had to post signs telling people like to stay within a certain distance from these wild animals. When i put some of these pictures on instagram. I just found that unbelievably funny in a way. Because where in the world do you have to be coming from or a like told not to pet some like twenty foot tall thousand pound elma antlers. Exactly bigger than you do. I really need a sign telling me not to pet the damn thing. I know but we did. It was unbelievable. We were driving through town and there was this heard of elk that were just everywhere and i saw the distance. I think i mentioned this on our last show. I saw on the distances massive elk and we thought for sure will to be just a statute that whatever the bank or whatever putting her front lawn and it wasn't it was a male elk and it was just enormous and just all these tourists were maybe within six feet from the thing taking selfies and whatnot in the cop had to tell people to go away but the ultimate we didn't care he was used to look around he was an elk. Influence are probably. He liked it. But this is something. I have been asked to talk about our experiences. That are a little bit. I think surprising. And i'll tell you. Some experiences were having their surprising. Specifically hotels are extremely hard to find. Inflation is real. Things are super expensive at just what you hear about on the news and what you read about intellectualize about on the podcast like jillian idea to experience it. In real time is really quite astounding. And i'm going to mention this. You know over and over again because it's really important. You guys are paying attention to that. That for example hotels julie's booking your hotels usually two or three days in advance sometimes just a couple of days in advance. And even luke where we're going next after boise kennewick washington kennewick washington where lansing karen kenmore and in kennewick washington. Julia had a hard time finding a hotel room. And even there it was. It was surprising. And then after that..
Haiti's Interim Prime Minister to Step Down
"Prime minister Ariel V. who replaced Haiti's interim leader to all of the wishes of the country's slain president it's not immediately clear how quickly interim prime minister Claude Joseph who's been leading a team with the backing of the police and the military since the July seven assassination of president Jovenel Moise would step down the change follows a statement on Saturday from a key group of international diplomats that appeared to snub chosen calling on all read to form a government Boise designated all read as prime minister a day before he was killed but he had not been sworn in at that point I'm Charles hello this month
How to Use Renting as a Tool to Achieve Financial Freedom with Jonas Bordo
"We're talking about this idea that renting is not necessarily bad for you and we hear the flip all the time that if you rent. You're throwing away money and it's just not a smart money move but you say that reni could actually be a tool to help us achieve financial freedom so you gotta tell us about this absolutely. It's one of one of my great frustrations working with renters and homeowners across the country is that there is this Almost monolithic view. That homeownership is always better. And that's simply not the case. Renting is a great option for a lot of people at a lot of points in their life. You virtually all of us go through a phase where renting is really the only option for us But but you know for many of us. It's also the right option in a variety of different situations and it can be a superpower to help. You actually get on a firm financial footing and i think so. Much of our cultures focused on homeownership. Lost track of the fact that it's a huge financial investment. And it's not right for everybody at every point in their lives yet for sure. And i'm thinking about i mean obviously we. We are in a unique time. Now i i just watched a story. I can't remember what it was on. Cbs morning news talking about how. There's this mass exodus to places. Like boise idaho and it's so expensive to buy into a home there now. Even people that live there that are trying to sell their home and get back into a home. Can't get back into a home because it's so expensive and so think about a lot of these these cities in places that we live where renting is is the only option i mean. That's the only way you can actually afford to live yup yup. No that's That's the case for for so many of us and again it's it everybody's at different points in their lives and has different needs and one of the core characteristics of renting. That makes it great for a lot of people is it's just cheaper. It's always cheaper. In almost every market in the country and every place in the country but on average renting is about forty percent cheaper than owning home.
New Idaho Law Calls for Killing 90% of the State's Wolves
"Advocates say legislation recently passed in Idaho and Montana could wipe out years of recovery in wolf populations. Troy copy of Boise State. Public Radio has more Lawmakers in Idaho say the state's 1500 wolves are too many and threatened livestock and other wildlife. Wildlife managers say reintroducing wolves 25 years ago is benefiting ecosystems and that overall wolves don't kill large numbers of livestock. New law increases funding for professional extermination efforts and allows hunters expanded use of traps, night vision goggles and motorized chase. Bellevue Mayor Ned Burns, who is also a hunter says the new law violates ethical hunting standards. I don't necessarily know that that's the way I've ever been raised to hunt animals. The New Idaho law allows hunters to kill 90% of the state's wolf population. For
New Idaho Law Calls For Killing 90% of State's Wolves
"Conservative lockers in. Idaho montana are going after wolves in those states New laws call for killing more than thousand wolves and paying people to shoot them to boise. State public radio's troy oppy. Says the laws passed despite objections from local wildlife managers twenty five years ago. Federal wildlife officials re introduced wolves to idaho. They did well enough that ten years ago the animal came off the endangered species list since then hunters have legally killed hundreds every year. Idaho's current wolf population is about fifteen hundred and that's way too many for state lawmakers. Dorothy moon you know when they are so fearless that they are now walking down the center of a dirt road. That means there's too many of them moon and many others don't like how some of the state's prized herds of elk have become smaller since wolves returned but biologists michael lucid formerly with idaho department of fish and game says big herds of elk don't necessarily indicate healthy ecosystems on points of having lows in the ecosystem is to have a reasonable number of them in Perform their roles as predators keeping elk other prey wild animals and doing things like reducing disease and colon older and weaker members of those hurts. Lucid helped write. Idaho's wolf management plan informed by studies showing positive ecological impacts from returning wolves to yellowstone national park and other locations but lawmakers have a different idea. What a reasonable number of wolves is idaho's new law calls for killing up to ninety percent of them again lawmaker. dorothy moon. who's central idaho. District includes wolves and some of their prime habitat. We've got to get this in check. And i'll do respect fish and game. They need this help. That help means giving wolf hunters the right to do things that are illegal. When pursuing other animals like using night vision goggles killing wolf pups in their dens and chasing wolves with motorized
Interview With Spiral Director, Writer, Darren Bousman and Josh Stolberg
"Darren josh. good to see you guys. How's it going good. Let's be you're so happy to be here so glad to have you guys the number one film in theaters this weekend. Which is quite an accomplishment as people are vaccinated and coming back into theaters. So congrats on that. Thank you I and we're gonna we're gonna get into a lot of stuff today but we always start with breaking in stories and it just kind of gives a good place for folks to kind of learn who you are what you do darren. I'm from city. It seems like you grew up in kansas as well. Where'd you go to high school. Went a shiny. Mr south to china mission north. About ten minutes from you. So it's iowa's i know i know it's crazy. I've met so many so many people out here now from kansas which is which is just crazy. That's that's awesome and what what made you move out here. Did you study film out here. What what brought you in los angeles. so i I went to ku. I majored in theater and film and keio I left after two years. It just wasn't my thing I just felt like if i really wanted to do it. I needed to get out of my comfort zone. And i think that you know being born and raised in kansas. All my friends were there. I needed to wipe the slate clean. Start over so. I went to florida. But how i got involved was when i was in kansas. I would answer every ad that i would find the paper about filmmaking and there was. There's there's a scene for filmmaking no matter where you live. I don't care if you live in boise idaho. y'all stay angeles. It doesn't matter where you are. People are making movies. So i i got on every set that i could came through kansas. There was a lot of really schlocky horror films which i was. I was on every one of them is like fourteen fifteen sixteen years old And then yeah. I went to florida to a place called full sail university. Which is a film. School did that. And then I left full sail and went to l. a. and for years it was the classic the classic store you hear about i. Was you know. I was a pa. I was an assistant. I was bad at both. I was fired from all And then i wrote. I wrote a script called the desperate. Which is kind of. It was kind of my therapy about my desperation in hollywood.
Integrating ANY bot from ANY framework into ANY contact centre with Ilan Avner, AudioCodes
"Excited to get into this discussion. We've been talking we've had discussions over the last number of weeks around. I connect an audio 'cause and and the things that you're doing in the conversation is based on the things that you are able in for for companies and builders and the likes or definitely excited to kind of get into it and if you're just tuning in we're gonna be talking today about how to connect essentially any bought really from any framework or service into any contact and pretty much and so definitely excited to get into before we do join a give us a bit of a bit of a an update on. Tell us about yourself. And and what is it you do. And what is the audio quotes does okay so thanks for inviting me. Miami is one of narrow I'm a direct thorough management with the codes. I work with the courts or more than one years. Most of them In the in the last three years. I started the war. I moved to the product management team. Where i'm now leading that it is related to contact centers wealthy see unified communications funny and the ones right around door discussion through their connecting chatterbox Jena's i'm in israel Close relatives now for those of you. Who don't or not familiar with coats. So article design leading provider for voice. Solutions will we specialize in connecting voice. Networks we are pioneers in the voice over. Ip space with over twenty five years in operations were threatening nasdaq about one billion-dollar the market top of we have closed eight hundred employees presents name more than one hundred countries and the our customers are a mainly service providers thoughts elephants of his providers contact centers unified communication service providers. Very close relationship with microsoft with a we work with zone within nice in contact with genesis via and we also have a lot of large enterprises That are that are the customers so we have a. I can say that sixty six out of the of his viner's and fifty out of the one hundred forty nine. The prices are customers. Nice impressive and and i mean israel right now is seemingly like a hotbed for for voice technology and compensation you at over in israel. It will quiet by funny. Volker acquired by snap audio caused as a whole lot of interesting stuff going on you is and voice wise in israel. Not the minute that's right. We'll have another start on saying israel focusing on boise high focusing on communication. Yeah a lot of it is in israel in this space. Justin audio codes has everyone you speak to. In the context center will tend to know audio codes and so audio costs traditionally must have played quite large role in The kind of context and space as you mentioned what what is it. The it's kind of known foreign and what is it that it's doing now. As far as kind of conversation is concerned conversation ali. i think what doing lots of things conversation. Holly is one of them on. We are a. We're involved on the context standard business with many providers Mentioned before and we are men. Business was connecting. This context centers do Other delicacies are other voice. Networks in the Positionally i suspect what were you doing is the we were. We leveraged Abilities to connect to any contact center. Now let's say maybe explain a little bit about extenders. On so there are the ball vendors condemn fuel genesis via cisco nizing contact amazon. Some of them has the on premise. Deployments i think most of the be blunt or contact centers specifically for large enterprises. Our on premise must now. They're are trying to move everyone to the cloud. It's not happening so fast. There are multiple cloud providers amazon. Connect tweet nizing contact five nine. So there are multiple providers Extent and we are active on on on this weekend on connect. We we we. We have connectivity to all of this contact centers We can connect with these on. This is what we're doing for the last twenty years on activity and we leverage this in order to be able to connect the dots specifically about a chat bots that developed on any ball train work through these contact centers and while i say extent i mean egypt context thurs. I mentioned now one more thing about contact centers. Let's take for example genesis which is allowed contact center provider genesis specifically has multiple and deployment option so architectures or their voice or the on accents or they have on premise one two types of on premise on the centers and the have one on the cloud. And if you go to a specific customer and you would like to connect your boss to a nebo at connected for the telephony. Let's will be the voice about the and connected to the context under than the complex standard may use one of the architecture as i mentioned and usually i d i would not change. What have they can change. Maybe configuration that within they will not change it so if you want to be the voice box and connected to the context are you will be required to connect the weather. Customer has so this is in general a little bit about context centers in what we do in this market
"boise" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Fresno State 26 a lot different from last night's game between Air Force and Fresno State. Now constrained old last night. 44 31 at halftime tonight. They're up by 10 at the break, enforce shooting 44% in the first half of this basketball game, and they outrebounded the Bulldogs 22. 15 in the first two periods of play one of three games in the Mountain West Conference scheduled today. Earlier this afternoon in Las Vegas, Boise State And Las Vegas and Vegas beat Boise. 74 to 62. They played yesterday and Boise State 1 85 to 59. So those two teams split their midweek Syriza in the Mountain West Conference. In women's basketball action. One other game being played being played now. Besides this Air Force Fresno State game in Laramie, Wyoming, leading Utah state. With two minutes and 20 seconds to go in the third period 48 to 29 the Cowgirls on top of Utah State in that one in the conference tomorrow one game Mexico at Colorado State. On Saturday in New Mexico and Colorado State scheduled to go again. Utah State is that Wyoming on Saturday and then on Monday, a pair of games UNLV at San Diego State and Nevada is at Air Force The New Mexico Colorado State Games. No, I I'm not sure those are going to be played or not. I know the Mexico Colorado state men's games, at least the one that was scheduled for Fort Collins earlier this week. Was canceled. Due to covert concern, so that's the schedule whether or not the games will be played remains to be seen. But that's the case in any sport anywhere in the country. These days. It doesn't matter if it's women's basketball or not. Halftime in Fresno, the Falcons up by 10, we will take another time out and come back with more right here on the Air Force Sports Network. Littlefield I MG college presented by U S A. I like a bed that's really firm. I need something a little softer than that. Rest. Easy to sleep number 3 60. Smart bet you could both be just your comfort if you sleep number setting it really help me fall asleep Faster? Yes, by gently warm your feet, Okay, But can it help? Keep us asleep? It's senses your movements that automatically adjust to keep you.
Ranch vs. Blue Cheese
"I love blue cheese all everyday not even as a wing dipping sauce blue cheese dressing. I like blue cheese crumbles. I like it on a wedge salad on the side of you know. The stake have one time mistake and i made blue cheese pound butter. Wow what a wonderful yummy. Oh that does sound good bread. Yeah i love blue cheese. And i think it's verse it on. I think people just have a weird aversion to mold. You think blue cheeses versatile. I think it so versatile foods that i didn't necessarily well you kind of just named like wings salad and then stake but stake when really blue cheese. Would you blue cheese dressing on a stake. Blue cheese dressing rate is like the arguing. She's dipping sauce. We like dipping sauce dressing all blue cheese in general. I brought a list of blue cheeses. That i like. Well no but. I mean a lot of people like as a kid. I didn't know that blue cheese was a standalone cheese. Only had it in dressing for in. I'd only had like bad dressing. I think bad blue cheese dressing is much worse than what is bad. Blue cheese dressing wishbone. We're never getting wishbone. Wishbone wishbone boise. Addressing. there is no blue cheese in there. It's like a little bit of mold powder and then all parents love wishboned. Blue cheese dressing. That's why we grew up with it. He's like. America does corn syrup and chemicals america america french dressing. Wow i have nothing. I'd love wishbone. I love the shape of their bottles. Correct i think. Ken steakhouse highfalutin. That's the zinc legit jesse of all time. I can't bring myself to buy like fancy salad dressings. Because i'm either buying like a valley or like a wishbone equivalent or making my own spending. No seven forty. Nine for paul newman. Do you like making your own ranch. Yes is it as good as a bottled ranch. It's not as good as this. We we need to offer up a correction here for a previous episode. I don't even know what the heck we were talking about. We mentioned how good cisco ranches and we brought it specifically outback. Yeah mansion house. Oh no but i mean to me. That's a testament of. I love taking foods that are like really good prefab like stove. Top stuffing right like making my own homemade version of top stuffing and trying to make it taste exactly like that. And i love doing that like cisco ranch. But those don't no one's talking about cisco is the gigantic food distribution company that delivers like ten gallon drums What's the one cattlemen's cattlemans barbecue sauce. Brands that only exists that go through cisco and sell in ten gallon increments until like every crappy chain across. America uses the same barbecue sauce cisco small mom and pop restaurants long thoughts. Yeah they'll source of a lot of diners especially that have really big menus aren't so using very true. Isn't blue cheese dressing just ranch plus blue cheese okay. This comes to a very good point ranches. The mother sauce dressing is the variation on the mother. It's like you have holidays. Then you add shallots in tarragon and you get burn as you have ranch dressing. And the ad blue cheese crumbles in blue cheese dressing. Which is why. I think ranches superior s coffee rolling in his grave right now. The disrespect that you are giving towards his muscle. Tear down your french cooking idols. All right because the hidden valley corporation made so much more money so many more people in this coffee. You don't know that where your second. Though that i got a rifle actually hidden valley is worth a ton of money. They got top chef money. They sponsor entire seasons of top chef last chance kitchen which is also one of the most brilliant digital marketing devices last chance kitchen so top chef hidden valley would occasionally sponsor like a quickfire challenge on top chef. Literally be like yeah. Oh there's and they can get all wacky with it. Like reynolds wrap sponsored one one year and literally had to only cook using reynolds wrap as like equipment so people were like fashioning saute pans that have just reynolds wrap. Oh that's so fits on the up and they go on the show on top chef. Can i go yeah. I don't think i would win. But i would. Just a lot of people are like top chef. And i was like literally like the one of the first challenges. There is called a pre where it's like you have to perfectly breakdown or trust chickens. Yes technical stuff. That i have no idea i feel like i could go on. Chopped cut their kitchen. All the garbage food network shows. Top chef is an entirely different level. That i could not happen. Yeah yeah yeah.
"boise" Discussed on The Hull Show ? 1310 KFKA
"What's up whole again. This is zach stevens with. Dnv are broncos and you're listening to the whole show on thirteen ten k. this time this as jam. That's beautiful. I even know. Let's see david roddy. David roddy is joining us now. Superstar man love this game last night. Twenty seven point fifty david. Do you recognize that song from. Yes i all time. Favorite passed the first test of bravery. So you are yes. We will continue the interview great job. My friend excited space. Jam to yeah. You're excited. lebron my favorite players. So i wanna see how they reiterate a classic. I'm excited to man. Should be good. David congrats man. What a game by you last night. Twenty-seven points fifteen boards your defense though i mean. This is a boise state team. That's very deep if one star doesn't kill you to others. Might you guys contain this team. That's averaging ninety one points per game to what fifty six one to win last night. My friend thank you. Yeah appreciate it. Yeah the defense was awesome yesterday Just you know having that mentality of you know them being a great team in us being a also a pretty good team as well so we just wanted to lock in on the defensive end and just part of the guys that we did that. What was it about this matchup. i mean you. You've been doing great all season man. I mean what average over sixteen points per game but you just went off. You were in control in this game. Offensively defensively what about these matchups. Did you did you see early on. And you said this is going to be a big night for me Yeah we just wanted to Six to are six of the script in six offense You know moving the ball and sharing it and getting out and transition That was probably the biggest thing You know we had a lot of a lot of transition points and points off turnovers. So you know that's kind of what propelled us to lead in the first place and then also just you know having a bunch of three point shooters around the Made it a lot easier for me to to have space down down low in the post and And also just getting rebounds to you guys are big forty two twenty five at the half however boise state they come back they make it kind of a game there. I think they get it within five david. But you just mentioned it with three point. Tonge comes in knoxville. Two quick ones for you guys and then you didn't really look back at that point but as you know basketball such a game of runs. Is there there ever a point and watching you at the free throw line. And i'm wondering if that's going through your head where man. They're starting to make a run here. Do you just think. Are we gotta try to weather. This storm here. If we can do that. We'll.
"boise" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast
"Games and and two thousand and two know when to push a little harder when to back off a little bit when to focus on the technical when to focus on the emotional, you know, and and really what do we want Iraq? Published this week. Let's get through that. Let's celebrate it. Let's reset it and let's do it again. It's a great goal and clearly it's working out for you. Yeah, it's would think I'm really looking forward to is, you know, as we turned towards a new year you always turn towards the future and I'm looking forward to coaches playing a much bigger role in Esports a large and I think that College Programs just like they do in traditional Sports were most coaches come from college world is actually a place where Esports might be able to find some really high-quality coaches that make sense and create those kind of steady voices that we have in traditional Sports all around the the industry and we're seeing some players retire as well and become coaches. So that's something really looking forward to is like the era of really credible coaches cuz these Sports was so young that they're just people had coaches and then some of them would listen to it. But generally they just didn't play that big of a role. So so let me let me I mean, I know we're out of time here, but but let me give you a little piece of good news. There are some amazing coaches out there and here is a short list of who you should talk to Avi. Usually Dan Clark AJ demek, you know Mark Debbie and Cathy Chung there does a great job. You've gotta meet Ashley Jones at Park. If you don't know Dana husted at GBU, you have them meet her you've course have to meet Calvin Fletcher. If you don't know him Adam Ant or Colin Graham, I'm forgetting so many Mike Jones, of course, Sean Bernie Mac and Kochi if you haven't talked to him, there's so many Greg Adler there. We live in this community. That's in a bubble. But there are some outstanding Eugene from their coaches that are I'm forgetting so many Toby evil. I'm sure yeah just there's so many of these amazing coaches and directors out there Travis Yang Hollow just so many good good people. I can't name them all but but I'm excited because you've got you've got ten years worth of content with just the people I mentioned and I'm sure I left out ninety percent of the people that are wage. At this gig than I am. Oh, I I think you're being modest. But there's there's new people coming out every year. It feels like we have new programs be created new leaders coming out in this space David G as well got a got out of that again for my own water. But yeah, I've I've reached out to a few of those and we're going to be having marked deputies set up for later this month. So you'll be able to hear from a quite a few of those people. Hopefully on this show. I look forward to submit a question to you that you can ask him to please. I'd love to get his response to I like Mark. How do you handle the accusation that you go one button lower than you should on your button apps? How do you address that accusation? Yeah. Oh that's going to be fun. I'm going to ask you that. I hope it doesn't listen to this. Oh, don't worry for asking. Yeah, he'll he'll Hard Dodge and if he sees my name attached to it, yeah, that's the kind of hard-hitting Journalism that we're known for its near dark older rapid here. I want to give you one final chance to plug anything that Boise state has coming up what you all people following looking out for watching out for etc. Etc..
"boise" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast
"Sports package to our conference basketball championships. So we actually travel most years except for covid-19. But Northwood being a varsity e sports program with like nine different teams and Illinois being you know, your traditional basketball school. And so they did a really good job of pulling teeth Both Worlds and creating a competition that appealed to people who were fans of varsity and ecology Sports already and people who are fans of basketball who are used to seeing some of those blue blood institutions there as well. Yeah faith that part was really really cool. And you saw you saw a bunch of just phenomenal programs in Esports represented in their Maryville early on of course Mizzou and caught up in that group. We're in there as well. We we drew them in the round of eight which is never which is never a good thing. They're just they're pretty dang good. But yeah when you combine, I mean it's it's the lady in right? It's the layering of these two things together. It's pretty cool. Yeah. I was I was giving him a little crap because my my Oregon Ducks have a pretty nice rocket League team right now, and I thought that we were a prime candidate for inclusion wage. You know y'all got off easy this time. Well see that that is the other side of the college sports coin, which is there of course are the competitions and then there are the arguments about who should be in the competitions. And so we should all in college Esports be really excited that we have advanced from the no. No, this is a real thing conversation to the oh we got totally left out of that thing that we should have been a part of and there's no way they can be number one because this team is wait up your right? That's the world. We want to live in with the reg college sports. Not the no no. No, we we deserve to be here right little little kid jumping up and down in the back row trying to be seen that's not who we want to be. We want to be shouting in the front row. I love how quickly it's changed. I mean, Oregon when I was in school in 2017 had 0 e Sports infrastructure Like A League of Legends club. And that was it and I went back in February right before they shut out by the last trip and they had a whole e Sports Lounge opened up with top-of-the-line computers. The my program duck TV sports and created duck TV Esports doing shoutcasting. They had a whole Forum with people from Ichi was their team liquid was there to Genji was there it was it was crazy to see how long I was knocking on doors. Just three years ago at everybody was like, oh, yeah, we don't really care that much and I was like, oh, okay. Well, here's here's the deal and and especially with organ and if if you're one of these folks that a different institutions like we gotta get this off the ground not enough credit goes to David gugliada who really put that on his shoulders as a graduate student and got it in dog. Right conversations in the right doors. I still feel sad every day that it didn't work out that he could stay there in that position but big institutions Financial organization It's Tricky right It's Tricky but but David G did so much legwork came brought a team to visit us to play us, you.
"boise" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast
"In the world of Esports and gaming if you're already on the ecology Sports quick take feed. Thanks for subscribing. We've got a great guest for y'all today. He's dr. Chris Haskell. He's the head coach and director Varsity Sports and Associate clinical professor at Boise State University. Most people in college sports know him as simply doc Haskell probably because their minds are plenty of the character from Tombstone Doc dog. Going to show thanks a lot. Yes. Good old Doc Holliday tuberculosis. That's what I want to be remembered as he's the guy that is kind of like that guy had tuberculosis. I mean, he's a cool guy but the scene with the where he's flipping the mug around like a pistol. My all-time favorite scenes in any movie absolutely doc has been one of the leaders in college Esports four years in the 2019-2020 season. One niece is program director of the Year award as well as winning e sports coach of the year from naked the National Association of Esports coaches and directors off. The state's program is one of the most well-rounded in the country to their individual team coaches and Rocket league and OverWatch both one neyse Awards and their respective titles Boise State feels far c e sports teams in three titles wage Legends OverWatch and Rocket league and they also offer quite a few supported games with access to the practice Arena and the broadcast staff, but those players don't receive scholarships. At least at this time. The supported games are rainbow $6 a month. Hearthstone and the Battle Royale Trio of fortnite war zone and Apex as a major program The Varsity Esports ecosystem extends beyond the games themselves their opportunities for journalism students, like myself off get involved with shoutcasting and live event production as well as other various support staff roles alongside the program, what would you say is one of the few notable traditional Sports institutions to have a varsity sports team as well boys Esports was quite popular in the last decade being part of one of the coolest college football games of all time beating Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl in 2007. I'm excited to have you here. I want to start with talking about that tie into traditional sports package. We have the director of the Maui Invitational on the show recently tournament the Boise State competed in and he talked about how they look for the best Esports programs to pair with top sports programs. Are we going to see more opportunities open up events like that which are sort of adjacent to existing college sports event. I think we are, you know, Dan kardell and that whole group to put together the Maui Invitational, I think did it in a way that we're going to see a lot more wage. Which is we take a known property like the Maui Invitational and we just expanded our own Mountain West Conference did that with our spring basketball tournament by adding e.
"boise" Discussed on College Esports QuickTake
"We allow other people to to share some some of their experience and background together and we constantly focus on what's our wind conditions. This week not how do we win our matches? Because we we can't choose to win. We can only make decisions that influence our chances to win right home. And so so we we talked about the wind condition of the week. And sometimes that the win condition is to say, you know, what we're not going to screw him on Wednesday with this group because a bunch of them have their midterm Thursday and Friday and if we're going to use them on Friday night for that match, let's do and you know what, let's give this guy the night off and and we'll bring her in and she'll set up in in that spot. We we do that collectively song. We feel confident about our decisions. So I mean really it back to that. You know, we we study we we prepare the craft of coaching as if we still have a lot we still have a lot of improvement to make that that their success is heavily influenced by our willingness to agree to be really good at what we do not what we know today, but what we can learn today to apply tomorrow and that goes on in perpetuity if that makes any sense. I wish there was a catchy wage hu way to describe it. But but honestly, we try to be students of The Craft of teaching collectively and apply that to to our games and and two thousand and two know when to push a little harder when to back off a little bit when to focus on the technical when to focus on the emotional, you know, and and really what do we want Iraq? Published this week. Let's get through that. Let's celebrate it. Let's reset it and let's do it again. It's a great goal and clearly it's working out for you. Yeah, it's would think I'm really looking forward to is, you know, as we turned towards a new year you always turn towards the future and I'm looking forward to coaches playing a much bigger role in Esports a large and I think that College Programs just like they do in traditional Sports were most coaches come from college world is actually a place where Esports might be able to find some really high-quality coaches that make sense and create those kind of steady voices that we have in traditional Sports all around the the industry and we're seeing some players retire as well and become coaches. So that's something really looking forward to is like the era of really credible coaches cuz these Sports was so young that they're just people had coaches and then some of them would listen to it. But generally they just didn't play that big of a role. So so let me let me I mean, I know we're out of time here, but but let me give you a little piece of good news. There are some amazing coaches out there and here is a short list of who you should talk to Avi. Usually Dan Clark AJ demek, you know Mark Debbie and Cathy Chung there does a great job. You've gotta meet Ashley Jones at Park. If you don't know Dana husted at GBU, you have them meet her you've course have to meet Calvin Fletcher. If you don't know him Adam Ant or Colin Graham, I'm forgetting so many Mike Jones, of course, Sean Bernie Mac and Kochi if you haven't talked to him, there's so many Greg Adler there. We live in this community. That's in a bubble. But there are some outstanding Eugene from their coaches that are I'm forgetting so many Toby evil. I'm sure yeah just there's so many of these amazing coaches and directors out there Travis Yang Hollow just so many good good people. I can't name them all but but I'm excited because you've got you've got ten years worth of content with just the people I mentioned and I'm sure I left out ninety percent of the people that are wage. At this gig than I am. Oh, I I think you're being modest. But there's there's new people coming out every year. It feels like we have new programs be created new leaders coming out in this space David G as well got a got out of that again for my own water. But yeah, I've I've reached out to a few of those and we're going to be having marked deputies set up for later this month. So you'll be able to hear from a quite a few of those people. Hopefully on this show. I look forward to submit a question to you that you can ask him to please. I'd love to get his response to I like Mark. How do you handle the accusation that you go one button lower than you should on your button apps? How do you address that accusation? Yeah. Oh that's going to be fun. I'm going to ask you that. I hope it doesn't listen to this. Oh, don't worry for asking. Yeah, he'll he'll Hard Dodge and if he sees my name attached to it, yeah, that's the kind of hard-hitting Journalism that we're known for its near dark older rapid here. I want to give you one final chance to plug anything that Boise state has coming up what you all people following looking out for watching out for etc. Etc. Wage how gosh I honestly I mean support us support your local College. I mean anybody can can chime in to what we're doing on on Twitch, you know, a Boise State jump in watch broadcast. It's easy to see if we do but more important than that. If you've got if you've got a school that that needs your your love and support give it to them. We want to build up everybody that we can honestly honestly jump in and follow any of the folks that I just mentioned in that massive explosion of names but dead. It's a growing space. It's a space that has so many companies at really cool people working in it. And so many institutions creating various level of support. It's something that I think most people think about now. So I'd like 2017 you're at least going to have people understanding it you're going to have more examples of successful programs. So yeah focus on your little piece of it off all going to expand this pie together and make it as big as we can. Absolutely great. Thanks. This was fun. This was fun to our listeners. You'll be hearing this on a Friday the math math math. And then we're going to be back on Monday with in the news academic studies program spotlights, you know, all the good stuff you expect to get on the college sports practically. And again, if you're listening to this on the East for summer podcast feed and you enjoyed this conversation with Doc, you'll be able to hear these conversations earlier on the E Sports Network feed and probably or are the college Sports. I will probably be publishing sub only on the.
"boise" Discussed on College Esports QuickTake
"In the world of Esports and gaming if you're already on the ecology Sports quick take feed. Thanks for subscribing. We've got a great guest for y'all today. He's dr. Chris Haskell. He's the head coach and director Varsity Sports and Associate clinical professor at Boise State University. Most people in college sports know him as simply doc Haskell probably because their minds are plenty of the character from Tombstone Doc dog. Going to show thanks a lot. Yes. Good old Doc Holliday tuberculosis. That's what I want to be remembered as he's the guy that is kind of like that guy had tuberculosis. I mean, he's a cool guy but the scene with the where he's flipping the mug around like a pistol. My all-time favorite scenes in any movie absolutely doc has been one of the leaders in college Esports four years in the 2019-2020 season. One niece is program director of the Year award as well as winning e sports coach of the year from naked the National Association of Esports coaches and directors off. The state's program is one of the most well-rounded in the country to their individual team coaches and Rocket league and OverWatch both one neyse Awards and their respective titles Boise State feels far c e sports teams in three titles wage Legends OverWatch and Rocket league and they also offer quite a few supported games with access to the practice Arena and the broadcast staff, but those players don't receive scholarships. At least at this time. The supported games are rainbow $6 a month. Hearthstone and the Battle Royale Trio of fortnite war zone and Apex as a major program The Varsity Esports ecosystem extends beyond the games themselves their opportunities for journalism students, like myself off get involved with shoutcasting and live event production as well as other various support staff roles alongside the program, what would you say is one of the few notable traditional Sports institutions to have a varsity sports team as well boys Esports was quite popular in the last decade being part of one of the coolest college football games of all time beating Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl in 2007. I'm excited to have you here. I want to start with talking about that tie into traditional sports package. We have the director of the Maui Invitational on the show recently tournament the Boise State competed in and he talked about how they look for the best Esports programs to pair with top sports programs. Are we going to see more opportunities open up events like that which are sort of adjacent to existing college sports event. I think we are, you know, Dan kardell and that whole group to put together the Maui Invitational, I think did it in a way that we're going to see a lot more wage. Which is we take a known property like the Maui Invitational and we just expanded our own Mountain West Conference did that with our spring basketball tournament by adding e sports package to our conference basketball championships. So we actually travel most years except for covid-19. But Northwood being a varsity e sports program with like nine different teams and Illinois being you know, your traditional basketball school. And so they did a really good job of pulling teeth Both Worlds and creating a competition that appealed to people who were fans of varsity and ecology Sports already and people who are fans of basketball who are used to seeing some of those blue blood institutions there as well. Yeah faith that part was really really cool. And you saw you saw a bunch of just phenomenal programs in Esports represented in their Maryville early on of course Mizzou and caught up in that group. We're in there as well. We we drew them in the round of eight which is never which is never a good thing. They're just they're pretty dang good. But yeah when you combine, I mean it's it's the lady in right? It's the layering of these two things together. It's pretty cool. Yeah. I was I was giving him a little crap because my my Oregon Ducks have a pretty nice rocket League team right now, and I thought that we were a prime candidate for inclusion wage. You know y'all got off easy this time. Well see that that is the other side of the college sports coin, which is there of course are the competitions and then there are the arguments about who should be in the competitions. And so we should all in college Esports be really excited that we have advanced from the no. No, this is a real thing conversation to the oh we got totally left out of that thing that we should have been a part of and there's no way they can be number one because this team is wait up your right? That's the world. We want to live in with the reg college sports. Not the no no. No, we we deserve to be here right little little kid jumping up and down in the back row trying to be seen that's not who we want to be. We want to be shouting in the front row. I love how quickly it's changed. I mean, Oregon when I was in school in 2017 had 0 e Sports infrastructure Like A League of Legends club. And that was it and I went back in February right before they shut out by the last trip and they had a whole e Sports Lounge opened up with top-of-the-line computers. The my program duck TV sports and created duck TV Esports doing shoutcasting. They had a whole Forum with people from Ichi was their team liquid was there to Genji was there it was it was crazy to see how long I was knocking on doors. Just three years ago at everybody was like, oh, yeah, we don't really care that much and I was like, oh, okay. Well, here's here's the deal and and especially with organ and if if you're one of these folks that a different institutions like we gotta get this off the ground not enough credit goes to David gugliada who really put that on his shoulders as a graduate student and got it in dog. Right conversations in the right doors. I still feel sad every day that it didn't work out that he could stay there in that position but big institutions Financial organization It's Tricky right It's Tricky but but David G did so much legwork came brought a team to visit us to play us, you know on a road game really really a ton of work and four people out there who are like well, why can't my institution big-name Division 1 football institution have a fully supported e sports program because it takes someone to walk it in to the right conversations right to explain what it needs and what it doesn't need and and to be that champion and not nearly enough credit, you know, he's currently looking for the right in a situation for himself. But with David G is is the guy he's going to get another opportunity. I think to build something special somewhere else as well. Sadly he did. State your Oregon but his his good work is still there is good work is there yeah, he's absolutely somebody worth picking up for any and you know, this is going to be an expanding space quickly off and there's not a lot of people like David G who have actually built out ecology Sports programs at Major institutions already at are currently looking for position. So I I imagine he gets stepped up quickly well and and he's a shiny if we're speaking the Pokemon language special he's rare. He's a shiny you do all you can to get him. I'm sending him this podcast after I got finished by the way. I hope you do after you David G. Thank you for returning our my alma mater into a respectable institution and the other guy who deserves a lot of credit for that as well as David Higdon, who is the oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. He was bored director of the Warsaw School Sports Marketing got a job with Riot games about two years ago as Global head off. Communications and I think having somebody go from position like that right into a major position at Riot definitely helped accelerate some things too. So it's a great lens do what it takes to get these major institutions to start creating e Sports programs and to really push it along is it takes really passionate students who are in you know, David Moss as a grad student and as well as administrator like yourself like David Higdon somebody who's in those rooms that makes the call a little bit and to for them to carry in a manner as well. So I think that brings into the next question as Boise state is one of those recognizable institutions with the varsity e sports program and that's still something that Oregon still hasn't taken that jump to how do you get to see more institutions create Varsity programs and what are some of the roadblocks standing in the way of that? Woo so big institutions mitigate Financial Risk, that is just a log. Big institutions mitigate Financial Risk meaning that they're they're all on board for really good ideas. But but they they can't put themselves in a position where they can be sued and honestly when when administrators don't know enough about something they tend to act on rumor act on on speculation and they're just nervous. So what it really needs certainly at a division 1 football school like ours is it needs somebody who's permanent? No offense to students..