17 Burst results for "Brian Kenny"

"brian kenny" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

03:31 min | 1 year ago

"brian kenny" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"Well, what you don't do. Well, and maximizing what you have. And I think the raise obviously, the Astros are one of those teams dodgers are one of those teams you get better. When you go there. I don't think it's an accident. The raise either Jalen beaks thing. Bums mad. I hate when the Red Sox prospects coda other teams and start doing. Well, do you feel like? Every year people care more about their own team in less about the other teams. I have a skewed view because I'm watching whole at it'll be network. So I don't feel that. But what do you think that getting more regional? Yeah. I definitely do. I think especially because the games are longer. I think I care about my own team as much as I ever have. But I care less about the other American League teams than I ever have them makes sense. Isn't that crazy that you can now like again, think of the bad app and think, you know, they'll be network does don't even now with baseball. You watch. You know? I mean, we couldn't do this kids, by the way, if you were if you and I were dodger fans, we can watch the dodgers where we lived and yet you can now. So shouldn't be going the other way. Yeah. But it is going the other way, I think I think all the stuff you said as part of it, you can we have all these different ways. Now where I can just kinda know what's going on without having to actually watch anybody else. I'm saying I just watch my team. And then like the highlight goes the little things like you can get bits and pieces of everybody. The else. But I I would never this point. Maybe I'm older too. But you know, like all raise Indian summit dive in like, I'm always just watching my team. And yet I feel I feel the opposite. I always feel adding to watch them of game. But I always flipping back to MLB network. Not just plug. I do I wanna I wanna see a couple of games at once. And I wanna see that match up. I wanna see, you know, house Patrick Corbin throwing or the Phil. Now, they've got Bryce Harper. Andrew mccutchen on a C them to grandma's throwing or hey, you know, Pete Alonzo is hit a home run. Now. Isn't it back to the match Pete Lonzo, I don't know. Like kinda crosses over lot for me. Now met savior pita. Lonzo the Mets fans ashes are so desperate his about most of the Mets fans. It's their Mets. Islanders jets. They like Mets islanders jets nets that usually like that those four, and they're just beatdown of just leave it at that just beat down. Beaten, dan. I was I grew up at jet ban and Nick fan, and I've given up vote healing. Healing store them. I mean. Your row nothing. That's pretty. I mean, I mean, I don't even know what I don't even know what they're doing. I know it's all bad. I don't even know. And I don't care. They don't own me. You know, I don't own anything right for them. And now, it's not worth it. You gotta you gotta do something for me. Even if you're the Mets are not the Mets are not in that position. The Mets have done enough through the years. I mean, they just they got a World Series a few years ago. So and they're putting their exciting out, by the way. Have you watched any metric citing now. So I have a lot of fans. Yeah. A lot of Mets fans in my life. So I'm well, I'm well aware of what's what's going out them? It is funny though, if you leave your team, people are horrified and think terribly view, but like if you broke up with your wife or your girlfriend, but like, oh, yeah. That's too bad. It's it's almost like it's it's worse to break up with a group of random dudes wearing jersey that you liked you're a kid versus an actual human being. I'm almost let's say about the Knicks. I've found people go. Oh, yeah. No. Yeah. This grave grave. Wait..

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"brian kenny" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

03:49 min | 1 year ago

"brian kenny" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"You don't quite know who the champ is an that's happening a lot now because we do have the separate promoters and entities that are there. And there's a natural tendency for most places anyway to protect their guy. So you think it hurts boxing? Any question. I mean, it it takes. I mean takes a lot for Cannella to be recognized as the middleweight champ. That's why I'm careful not go unification. And I've been saying this all the way back to when I was talking to Sharm bay Mitchell, you know, or talking to Judah, you know, like this any menu acted like I've got some paper belt, then like, no, no, no. I said, but this guy is the champ was Floyd. If it was Miguel Koto was Shane Mosely. Like, I know you have a belt all due respect. It's not the world championship. And I don't disrespect guys. I talk about guys who have the belts and belts are at stake. When we call zone fights because there's lots of title fights. But it's different when you say like just like we had this week. We had the super flyweight championship. It was won Francisco Estrada beating you know, supposed to catch sore run beside. They're not names but saw rung beside the truck with Tito, you know, who was number one. Yeah. So it it's really cool when you can say, hey, I don't I know you probably don't know who this guy from Thailand is. But he's. The champion of the world that now one Francisco Estrada is the champion of the world that after a while, I think resonate and makes everything more marketable. Yes. E- your point. I guess the point I was trying to make was we're almost in a in a post built society for boxing where this has been roken for so long that I stopped being bothered by twenty years ago. You know, this guy to started to get really super wonky whenever when did the IBF really start to come into zoos sometime in the late eighties. Well, the sun the showed up third belt, and and everyone was just confused constantly and every fight was for about and they it had to shake out a little bit. And eventually we all kind of looked at each other. And no matter who had about there was always like one guy and. The onus was almost on us to figure it out. And I'm kinda just used to it. Now doesn't even bother anymore. I mean, you're a hardcore fan I'm thinking like the general fan true. But does ring we've lost it. It's a post apocalyptic society. It's done that's over one hundred around boxing zombies. Now, it'll never come back. The the only chance we have. So this Trump presidency, you know, out of out of all the wacky things. He does day to day we tweet. But if he actually got committed to the idea of sports are and appointed a sports are really impaired this person one of the first things that person would do is try to fix boxing. Right. Just like a recycling. This now, there's one belt. This is the only about that matters. And then that would actually work, but I feel I until that happens. We're this will just never be fixed die in this will be the same. You know, you're probably right. And maybe we are you're right. It's put us at this weekend. It's post built. Post a block post apocalyptic belt sport. Right. And then it becomes like how big of a celebrity are you? And how often do you fight? You know, just like if you're deal like Earl Spencer, do you like but Crawford, you know, hopefully that percolates enough and the guy staying awake class where you get a great fight? 'cause there's no question when you get a big fight. It helps the whole sport, you know, when we ever get, you know, Anthony Joshua against wilder or fury. Like how about any any version of those? It would be so big because you know, you just would know who the heavyweight champion is that still matters..

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"brian kenny" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

03:11 min | 1 year ago

"brian kenny" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"Three to one your favorites. Your personal all it depends on wait to wait. You know? I mean, we've been doing this following this in the seventies. You know with with Matthew Saad Muhammad like when it was WBA. And I love it. It makes you crazy. Yeah. It makes you crazy. But you always have to look. All right. Who's the real champ? And here it is it Canoas the real champ. I'm even on the on the design broadcast. I'm not going to be calling. It a unification I'll voided at all costs. I want to spell it out Daniel Jacobs top contender. He's worthy of this shot. Everyone's excited about it. Because they know legit. However, you know, his title is not the same as Canelo, you know, can beat the man who beat the men, and then beat you know, blood kin. And no matter how you think it panned out. He's the champ. No, I'm back to you know, we'll know Bernard Hopkins was the champ all know, Roy Jones was a champ Lloyd may whether it was the champs so anybody walking around with another belt that fought them. It's not a unification, you know. And I think fans have to you know, want to recognize that and we did bites this weekend. Bill where I had to say, hey, both these guys have belts, Danny Remond and TJ Donnie, it was a great fight at one hundred twenty two pounds one had WBA the other had an idea. But maybe they're not the best guys in the way class at all. How ever they were, you know, legit titles? And by squaring off the winner has to belt, and he has more of a mandate walking around that weight class. So when suddenly classes, it's not clear who the best guy is. But here it is one hundred sixty pounds. It's clear it's Cannella Harris of the NBA work this way, where like we had a Portland gold stayed western finals and Dame Lillard was the IBF point guard belt and Steph curry had the. W WBZ point guard belts. There's this. Nobody could agree on who is the best guy. But I do think, you know, one of the things I like about using the belt analogy, and the thing that matters is really just who's the guy, and we kind of know who the guy is. And that's what we have now in basketball where harden and yon as it was back and forth between them who's going to win. The MVP harden was unbelievable. But now in the playoffs and Durant's kind of the guy, and you can have to beat the rant to win the title this year, he's the guy, and I think boxing in a weird roundabout way has always worked like that. No matter who had what belt you still kinda always knew the guy was don't you agree. Yeah. Well, sometimes, but it takes a while. And it if a Colt, and I really wish I wish it wasn't that way. I wish you just had the one. When you have one belt or one sample like, you know, like who the champ is like Lloyd was for while again a Roy Jones Bernard Hopkins Lennox Lewis, even like once he beat Holyfield like we have one champion of brings focus to the entire division. And I think everybody makes more money, you know, I know acting you're. Yeah. I think everybody wants, you know, who the guy is then like number two versus number three means a lot. You know? It's not like that some sharp fight. No. If your top ten top two top ten guys are fighting each other. It means nothing. So I think it hurts boxing in the marketplace..

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"brian kenny" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

03:16 min | 1 year ago

"brian kenny" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"Him do is by accident or nothing. You see him? Do. He hasn't tried before. And accomplished before see this Celtics team. I don't know how they're doing it. But they're suck me back in because. Oh, just Helling if they can just keep their shit together for six weeks, and they're in these games. No matter what arena there in. If you had that in the last four minutes, he can actually score baskets and five. Has an illegal like this are six or whatever. No. There's no numbers. But but he has to be careful about like when they start to lose their grip and in. It's like wrote a memory. He starts thinking they're falling apart. I gotta take it over. And I wish he would just wait a little bit. Yeah. Like, just wait a couple possessions. Like when they when when it gets the the game starts getting tight I'll be sitting with Mike and Mike I'll be like one two threes. Like that again town in the passes. Yes. If they have more than two passes, they're going to get back geyser moving and half the time it's zero just do it. It's a little exercise have fun with you have fun with it in the final minutes if it's just four guys playing standing like statues. Forget it. They can't do it. I don't care. How doesn't work it worked kinda works for the rockets a little bit. But ultimately, I don't know if it gets them there either. It's tough. Because at some point the threes have to go in if you're relying on the threes like that and the thing with those it becomes fool's gold a little bit where when they're not going in. And it's a big moment. It feels cataclysmic. Well, then we in the Celtics Cavs game seven we felt in Iraq. It's like, oh my God. They're not going in what? Now, right. The only thing you do is keep shooting them. But and that's that's what happens to Boston. That's why when Boston can look as good as they did in this game one. They can look equally as bad when they don't shoot the ball. Well, everything falls apart for them. They they have trouble handling adversity. When things go really bad. That's the one thing. This team has not proven to me yet. So I don't know people keep asking me. What are they going to do? I'm like, I really don't know. And I don't even really want to predict. It's why Phillies intriguing even though I you could've also told me there any swept where right they scored their baskets and in that game two in a bunch of ways. And then Embiid made I thought the best play of his career that they would. Would ask double spin move on saw. And it was like well. All right. Yeah. He's awesome. I it's too bad. He's not healthy. I just it would be really fun to see if he was at one hundred percent. And Jimmy Butler Joyal told me when I was airy said, look, he's the closer. I'm good with it. He said, you know, it is at the end the game. It's hard to get big men the ball Jimmy Butler. I'll do my thing. And then at the end the game because remember that other found Jimmy on the three point line. Yeah. He's like, I'm totally fine with Jimmy Butler being the closer. And I laughed because you know, when when Jimmy I got remember psycho. I'm the space there. I don't like this me. And now now like those guys are thick Steve's that works there. Good. Find Embiid a million dollars per three that he takes in the last four minutes of a playoff game. There's million dollars every time. Million dollar five. I used to feel that way about every single Celtics player when Brad Stevens, Wisconsin. Like doing like member Jared soldier stop it already could God. Young Jackie age fifteen. Yeah. Shooting threes. Never sure never shot three point in my life. I know..

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"brian kenny" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

02:08 min | 1 year ago

"brian kenny" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"He's very open about it. And when he's not behind somebody he suspiciously that open about it. Right. And I. You have you have you should use your cash. Emmy. Yeah, you know, like bird was never he liked to me Rogers so much. They were you know, now we're going way way back, but he thought the world Jimmy Rogers is an assistant coach. But you were there like he did not want Jimmy Rogers to be the coach of the Celtics because he wasn't handling it. Well, and he couldn't hide it. They the good one the great ones can't. Yeah. They just can't the tot intolerance for people that they feel sometimes it's not because it wasn't because Jimmy Rogers didn't know what he was doing that. Wouldn't it? Who knows you know, by the way, you went talk about load banishment Casey Jones the year after the Celtics the eighty six title. She back at us back scores bird playing like forty five minutes on a back to back. I mean bird Mikhail all those dudes if we had all the stuff we had now, I think everybody's playing for twenty years for sure I feel every year. They told him the space in your foot getting bigger and bigger the crackle growing late. Anyway. Unbelievable nuts, but they all did perished it to just a little quieter. They all had stuff. Do you think? Lebron's another title in our lifetime. Well, that's a good question. Because I would say, no, probably not, you know. I mean, there was some there was little chink in the armor this year. Yeah. He's getting older, you know, father times undefeated, right unless it's Tom Brady less is Tom Brady is who's the vampire twilight Edward, right? He's like a thousand years old. He is that's Tom Brady, but Tom Brady vampire, and he changed. But he the thing. I love about Tom Razi changed everything. Yeah. He changed everything to to make this happen has I mean, LeBron look he takes care of his body. Obviously, he works out all the time. You know, there's a lot to admire about the way LeBron approaches his craft. But this Anthony Davis thing just blew up in ways that I mean, do you honestly believe that they'll trade Anthony Davis the Lakers because I don't think it'll ever happen..

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"brian kenny" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

03:01 min | 1 year ago

"brian kenny" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"So should have all those load management games at that Colli was sitting out all should have been in beats like how could anybody vote for him for MVP for some sixer fan people in my life? That were going nuts about this thirty eight minutes. It's I think it's a fair, and I think going forward now, they know now, they know. So I'm not ready to say that this is how it's going to be forever. I think there's a way Manjit he's you know, he looked a little heavy me. I asked him about it. You know, he mentioned these cutouts sugars and he's eating soft foods Zine, salmon and salads instead of steak and chicken and all the things he would rather eat. He he's aware of what he needs to do. And I think he's willing to do it. He's never seemed in shape to me even going to those games last year. But I think that's the shack thing off Cam shack shack said some guys can lift. And be in workout all you want, and they're never going to be salad eaters. And I love that. Because I'm like that I've lifted weights my whole life. I've worked my whole life. I've played basketball with people that I know in better shape than them. But I don't look like a salad eater. I never going to. So maybe he's he's not a salad eater. Now. Should he have lost this take that salad eater? Yeah. He should. He have lost more sell at the salad eaters. Are you Sally out ahead with this? But not a salad. I'm not a sound. Yeah. I have to be the when I was at my most fit when I was like really cranking it when I was in my twenties. Right. Probably break before I burst. My appendix. I think I was in the best shape of my life. And I was lifting. I was doing push ups. I was doing pull ups. I was like, but I never had. I never looked never. That's the of Janas moves to America. He grows three inches. And has like the craziest body probably anybody has though exact and his an probably still room to grow. Oh, totally. I totally by the time people here this that game over to happened in my my guess will be that Milwaukee will come out different. I don't wanna talk about it. Because it's we're talking about something. That's already happened. Right. Right. Right. I it's interesting though, how everybody. It's ridiculous. He's he's really legit. And he's another guy. That cares. It puts in the time that understands what he needs to do became a nice passer this year. Underrated. The people talk about I don't think was the way he saw the the cord and bud was telling me wasn't even sure he was capable of doing that. When he first got there was his biggest concern like can this guy? Play the way. I want him to play. It was seamless does the whole reporting seeing these days hard. Would you love to? How'd you like to be starting out? Now, I just so hard no access. We all young people that work for us that go to locker rooms and try to do it. And there's no forty people in there. And you're getting time and some believable like, I'm just you know, what I am. I'm like your classic a whole now. I'm your classic old school. Oh, gee, a whole now using connections. Like, for instance, the NBA story, I went I have a great relationship with Embiid. I mean, I went to Cameroon for God's sakes, you know, had dinner with his parents in his childhood home. Yeah..

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"brian kenny" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

03:34 min | 1 year ago

"brian kenny" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"My daughter's read any my books. It's fun. I'm good. I'm not hard by it at all. Fairly that. Dunkin was the best guy for I don't know five six years, but he only went VP twice. Right. People seem to think this was the case with Kobe. We'll when VP, but he was the best guy that time is I know he wasn't setting. It'll be true. And you know, it's funny. I like the big joke in Boston is like Jason Tatum went and spent the summer with Koby in that explains. God, I know. So it's like Zada joke though. No really every time. It takes twenty foot or the Hannah's face here. Series. So far post-season. He said kind of I I'm surprised. No one's maybe. I should write about that. You should just just send you other text exchanges by dad. Yeah. Really? Well, he's had a couple games where he's actually played the way. We what Tatum to play. And it's like, yeah. That's the basket. Yeah. He's year deer. And I do understand the whole idea of having all those guys like all right? This was gravy did now everybody take two steps back. That's just a lot to ask a lot to ask for anybody for Rosiere for Brown. All those guys. Now, you gotta figure it out. And and maybe they have maybe that's why they're okay now. I think the young guys stuff started early nineties when you're covering the league when the guys came in art thought they were something I don't feel like that was the case in the eighties is much. There is still a little you came in the labor still had to kind of prove riot. And in the nineties people are showing up there big contracts right away. And it was like I'm good would he not going about? And they haven't done anything yet. And then the rookie scale comes in. And we kind of figure out how to had a fix it, man. But now, it seems like we're back we're heading back to the old way. Where like Jason Tatum is a rookie plays while in the playoffs gets the shoe with the snow snow sneaker laces gets to see the LeBron dunk all summer on social media. I was pretty amazing wasn't mazing. And he's twenty and he's like on the guy. Yeah. And it's like all right, dude, you're twenty and he was on my podcast. I thought he was like I had my two kids and Tatum. Those are my three kids like that's how much loved them. Yeah. And I still love him. But I'm just gonna the ways playing. Yeah. And he's got he you know, we haven't seen. We haven't seen the beginning of the end it. That's why it's just so fascinating to see this summer. What they do will you. He's probably gonna traded. Well, so yes, I would agree with you. Because is the best trade piece. That's going to be is he has. But it's funny in Jaylen Brown has made a nice case for himself. Not as a better player. I will never say that. But if you're the. Celtics. Let's just just play along. Let's play along. Let's say kyri stays. Okay. And Anthony Davis comes and you lose Tatum and some draft picks and probably Marcus smart, which will hurt. That's not probably that's the only way I work our for renounces his contract, right? And who knows what else going to do because he's been a little cagey, even though he just told the other day I'd play basketball for free. I'm like, why would you ever say that on the eve of free agency? But you can also say that when you've made like two hundred ten million dollars already put this genuine guy, though. He's a really really good guy. I wish I wish she. Would impose himself a little more like when Kyrie was off the rails. It would have been nice. Maybe he did. I asked him point blank. I think he's just that those cuts in house. But you know, maybe he did say something who knows? Will never know. All right now of lost my train, if no you had it with Tatum Tatum versus Brown. Yes. So so let's just say so you trade Tatum, and you trade Marcus, you take on Anthony Davis, and you now you have Korean you still have Gordon Hayward. Jaylen.

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"brian kenny" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

03:15 min | 1 year ago

"brian kenny" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"And Bob, and I've been some amazing events together. I mean, we've been for the early patriots Super Bowls. We sitting right next to each other for all those, you know, I don't think he was there in eighty six for the World Series. And I don't think he was there when they want either I got to do both of those too. But he would he would remember everything remember when preventable an ugly like no they won. I don't remember who they played. I don't have that kind of brain. He does. It's it's just stand. We knew started covering them. How many women recovering NBA at that point? There was one member. Mary Shane from the Worcester telegram, you probably don't remember her adult. She was very very good. She was a lot older than me. And she was really good. And she was. No nonsense. And it was really when you look back on a kind of odd. She was there. Yeah. And the players they they respected her and she she died young. And I I can't remember what she died of. But I was real remember. I was really shaken by because she was nice to me. But she didn't she wasn't flowery shouldn't go out of our way and put her arm around me. And you don't know. She's like, all right. Well, here's how it works. And if you have any questions, I'll answer them, but like I thought the world of her what about in the NBA as a whole there weren't many Janette Howard who just kicked ass into her. She's really. So good. She ended up at the national. Right. And then she she was she was covering Detroit Free Press. I think it was. And she I watched her undress Isaiah wants like a Zeo. She was asking is as something. And he was gonna she's like, look, I don't have time. Like, she just oh, I thought you so great. And we were really good friends. And and it was funny because when we were covering all those teams, I think I've told you this before, but they really didn't like each other Michaela is Ahah got along. But everybody else hated. Yes. You know, there's the famous story about bird getting on the, you know, ask lamb beer. Yeah. The all star team that famous story, but they really didn't like each other and Mahorn all those guys. And I was by then I was covering a lot of like national NBA once in a while having to do the Sunday notes, which was very daunting. And everyone's like, well, she's getting all their stuff from the Celtics. But the truth was getting that often the pistons too noisy and blame beer and publicly like they'd put on a show Olympia. I don't want freaking women in the lock and he'd do all that. And then like whatever, and then they leave and then he'd be like what's going on? You I, you know. I learned a lot from those guys Vinnie and not so much Joe is area. Lamb beer. Rick Mahorn to this day. I just love them every time I see him. And everyone always thought that my pipeline was Boston. It really wasn't. It was Detroit. And I think if US Johnette I think she had really really good luck in Boston's locker room fascinating. It is never told me that one. I've never really. Yeah. Yeah. Those guys. Well, it started. Because I was was warming up one day. They're you know, these to practice the garden so waiting for them to come. And I'm playing a lot. If that pointer in my twenties. Yeah. Plan all the time and were shooting around waiting for them to come. And I hit a tuner on jump shot gets nobody. Nobody's guarding me. And they had Thomas came in. He goes, hey, do that again. I said how much you give me you said. Ten bucks? All right. So I hit it gave me ten bucks. That's how it started. And we should mention you put in college. Yeah. You are good. No, you're good. Hey, good. Yes. Fine. You started. Yeah. For quite UNH. They did you receive a Hampshire. You sat the world. Jytte?.

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"brian kenny" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

The Bill Simmons Podcast

02:47 min | 1 year ago

"brian kenny" Discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast

"That's it. But now if that happens well, and it's funny to talk to guys now, of course, age was on that team and talk to them. And they say, oh, it was overblown. I'm lying. I don't think it was. Yeah. I don't think so at all like 'cause now if if like, Kyrie Irving said that now, these guys are a bunch of sissies, you know, Jaylen Brown would be reporting the union or something. I don't know violation. So I mean, it's just it's a different world. I like the I like that we're a lot more. Honestly, the guys were. So we try to face time with them. We used to go to practice. Yeah. And I used to go really really early because I was so young and so much girl like the only one, and I was like how my ever going to get a leg up or just just a chance. So I used to just go really really early before practice, and that's how I got to know bird. Yeah. Bird was always there. And mckell was always there. You know, everyone talks about bird putting up the shots into another work Mikhael Mikhail that every bit as much the same thing. He put in every bit as much work. He really did. And so that's how I got to know those guys a little bit, you know, because even then even for those times bird was difficult as I'm sure you remember it was just hard to get him on your own. It was you know, you didn't have a cell phone to text them. All even if you did you'd never have is number. Yeah. So it was it was there were ways. Wrote on the bus with them, occasionally, not always you catch them in their ports to right? I remember once we were in Milwaukee going. That's why I was only on the I wasn't on the beat along time only like a year and a half we were stuck in hockey. And there's no it was mid west express member the airline the free cook chocolate chip cookies. And so there was no. There was no lounge for them to hide in you know. And so this kid came up to bird till the store before and asked him you won't play cribbage. He's like, yeah. So they unload the cribbage board because then burqa just play cribbage and put his head down anyone. No one could come up and bothering it was because Because the kiss. the kids like I gotta catch my fights. Like, no other plenty. But I just remember in that particular that particular day, I was sitting there and bird. I think it was the first time he ever said my name because I didn't really think he knew my name because you never really, you know, he wasn't like trying to exchange pleasant trees with you too often. But I think you said Jackie can I borrow like a pen or something. I was like I think this is progress. Yeah. Because you just any kind of interaction with those guys guys like DJ, and Danny they were great Danny love to make fun of me. They had a lot of fun at my expense. All those guys did they had quite a bit of fun at my expense, which but it was good. It was in the perfect frame of it. I never felt like they were ridiculing me. I just felt like they were making me part things in the best way. They knew how you know. And he had way less people in there too. Oh, yeah. Absolutely. We were in Richfield, you know, the original calcium. So they're playing the Cavaliers there's only one hotel. We all stay in the same motel because their thing..

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"brian kenny" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

03:53 min | 2 years ago

"brian kenny" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

"Talk brought to you by straight talk wireless. Best phones, but snap works. No contracts gun. Really good at it. Right. Roy he's gotten so good at making the mistakes. He sounds just so authentic is actually here. It really is a body. Happy twenty fifth birthday happy twenty fifth birthday to Justin Bieber. Happy birthday to him. I don't care. Good luck. He's only twenty five. Yeah. Shocking. I would not when I heard that. I said that guy's not thirty. It's been years since Justin bieber's been like Justin Bieber, and he's like so much more than ever. And he started like fourteen at. Tarred show at lebatardshow. Are you shocked that Justin Bieber is only twenty five today? So this is from USA today the patriots character coach put that on the poll as well. Did you know the patriots headed character coach? And also what proof do you have that? The patriots had a character coach is leaving the organization after six seasons. According to multiple reports his name is Jack Easter by. And evidently, he's decided to pursue other opportunities in football after his contract with the patriots expired, the newspaper here, the Boston Globe reported that Easter by felt his time in New England had run its course. But was also uncomfortable with the situation involving owner Robert Kraft was pleaded not guilty to charges of soliciting prostitutes. Stan what were your thoughts when you saw Robert Kraft get caught in a prostitution stink. I mean, honestly, my thoughts were that. I was saddened that people focused on the Robert Kraft part of it. I mean, who cares? I mean that was not the story. The story was human trafficking, which is a major problem. But in our in our society, we wanna go for the sensational. So we turned it into a story about Robert Kraft. I really don't care about Robert Kraft one way or another, but I do care about human trafficking, and to me that should have been the story. But how do we do that sports media feel is a bit ill equipped to do that? So it's just easier to laugh at the guy who's getting a misdemeanor charge, the famous guy. Yeah. Maybe in sports journalism. But I think even in journalism in general. I mean that was the story. I mean, CNN dot com New York Times everybody that was the lead story. It was Robert Kraft. I mean, we have a serious problem in in this country and in the world with human trafficking, but that's not a fun story. So instead, we'll we'll talk about Robert Kraft because he's a well-known guy in the owner of the an owner of the. Patriots. And and I just think that's unfortunate. When there's a real problem out there that we could be a drawing awareness to important conversation glower having it feel free in the minute that we have left in this segment stand to discuss that intelligently because it's not the easiest thing in the world. I'm sure you could do it. But it's not the easiest thing in the world to be able to discuss intelligently human sex trafficking on sports radio. And then agree. So that I'm not saying that we should. But but what I'm saying is that the the Robert Kraft part of it is trivial like who cares? But so sports sports is also trivial, and that's what we do we gossip, and we do things that in specially in sports radio that don't feel much like journalism. It's just it's easier to make jokes about a near eighty year old guy going into a Boca massage. Parlor parlor because you know, that south Florida's replete with those we've only got a couple of things more of than. Than than these parlors where you could get a Brown Brown tan, and maybe something else. Message and data rates may apply. When did it become ok for men to be Lazier softer fatter?.

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"brian kenny" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

04:13 min | 2 years ago

"brian kenny" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

"You know? I think a lot of teams would do that. We were talking about it last night on MLB tonight. Like if the Yankee suddenly thought like a two year deal was possible. Like, wouldn't you jump in house two years one hundred million like you could do that? Because it's never the money that cripples you as a team, it's the opportunity cost. It's the play from the roster when you're no longer valuable. It's never the money. So no, I've I've believed the dodgers would go. They're the reason I say that though is because the league whenever there's a leak behooves. I try to trace the roots of who does this behoove. And when you get to these cases where these numbers are reported if an agent or somebody from the agent's office is leaking to one of his trusted reporters. Here's the numbers that were being offered by others. There is no way to check that like you can ask. The dodgers. And they might refute it privately. But it's not something that they were talking about publicly because who the hell comments on offers. Yeah. But actually, they all do like with our net of guys between and Rosenthal. John Heyman pass like it does get out in a small world. So I know what you mean. But I really think that was Blakely the offer. I also think that the giants offer that came out, you know, for three ten was probably just about right? I don't know what the White Sox were exactly thinking that's a little more convoluted. But like that's short term deal. Like just think about you know, again, if if Parker is six or seven win player for four years age twenty six twenty seven twenty eight twenty nine is he worth forty five million per, yes. And then all he has to do to match his his contract after that is nine years in one fifty you know, Jacoby ellsbury did seven for one fifty so. Yeah, that's that's still money that would make sense in his prime. There would stand. What do you got for Brian? I want to switch gears. A little bit too Cuyler Murray. Number one, Brian do you think it was that baseball took a hit on that? Like some people do and number two. What's the word on him as baseball player? How good is he potentially playing major league baseball. Yeah. I think that's the whole thing is that he's not fully developed. You know baseball player he's a prospect. He's a guy who was very good and showed great, tools and college. And obviously when you're drafted in the first round, your very highly regarded, however, you know, against think of the real world, the real world is developed to the point where he could be an NFL quarterback and baseball. He's developed to the point that maybe he could play in high. Switch a very different type of skill set. That's required in these two sports. He's far away in baseball. And there's no guarantee he would ever be able to endure and get there. Whereas in full. Football. It was obvious where his level was and no for that reason. I don't think baseball takes hit look with everything with C T concussions. Not guaranteed contracts. Everything the NFL again, you don't do that. Unless it's really obvious that you're gonna make more money in football, you rarely make more money and football or have a better life. So it has to be obvious. You can watch Brian host throughout the regular season. MLB? Now, also, I'm be network is airing live spring training baseball everyday up until opening day. If you're in a cold part of the country and wanna see people enjoying sunshine. We've got less than a minute left, but answer two questions for me quickly, Brian. I what do, you know, more baseball or boxing? What do you feel is more of an expertise for you baseball fury wilder and Joshua? Are they going to fight or the fact that they are promoted by different brands? I understand that he today. Spall? I it wasn't a great setup. Admittedly. I should have just. Been full question. Wouldn't you know, I, but right? But he also knows you know, what never mind Brian. Thank you for being with us. Don't know. They're of course, going to all all three are gonna fight that like nothing come on. Now. No, they're all three are gonna fight. And I would then in order even though I love wilder..

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"brian kenny" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

04:07 min | 2 years ago

"brian kenny" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

"As long as it's just a white cowboy they they lead all of broadcasting in getting jobs. It's fairly amazing. Brian, Kenny, weather, speaking of white people, Brian Kenny with us MLB network is airing live spring training baseball everyday up until opening day. You can watch Brian host MLB now throughout the regular season. He really knows a ton about baseball. So brian. Thank you for joining us. What are your most? Interesting thoughts on the deal that Bryce Harper just got. Well, two things stand out. I mean right away. It wasn't ten years which is long enough with thirteen and there are no opt-outs. So there was no, you know, there was nothing cute about it. There was nothing Boris about it. I thought that'd be all these little bells and whistles instead, it was just very straightforward straight money for the basically the rest of his career. That was surprising. And do you think that that's good money to be spending? You from the clubs point of view. Well, we were talking just before you came on about what a weird career Bryce Harper is head like, it's not you don't have guys spiraling between ten and one in war. True. But you think of the first part of your sentence you guys at ten in war either. So that's that's part of it. I think look I I did a whole study of it. Like he came into the league, you know, aged eighteen and twenty he was a five tool player. Remember he could really throw. He was very good defensive player. I think he was plus fourteen defensive run saved. And right field is extra basis taken was like fifty seven or fifty nine percent, which is high which means he can he can throw to a player last year and the year before I know we blew out his leg over first base two years ago, but he was kind of a one dimensional slugger. So there is concern. And yet how many guys are slugging over six hundred at age twenty two is I- handful of them in the history of the game. So that's what you pay for that. Incredible power is Machado a star. Yes. He's to your war. So while us that those numbers that parlance, he's a six wind player this very few six wind players in the game. And not only that since you know, remember he had that terrible injury use ago. He's incredibly durable. He's like he he averaged over three hundred total basis season. So he's a guy who produces at a high level like at a no one hour Nado sort of power level. And also completely shortstop. What is the best signing that you've seen this off season? Interesting. You know, what I really like? The Harper thing is still a good signing. Normally, I mean, I wrote my book don't sign, you know, anybody over five years, and yet I still think the Harper signing is good finding I think the Machado citing a good signing for the Padres. Because they need a star deciding I really like Josh Donaldson one year for the Braves like I he's a seven win four straight years. He's a star. They're buying low on him. Good money one year. I like that one best. I I wanna get to stand in a second here. But I I love the idea of the one year contract. I was surprised that for example. Matt Holliday was available fairly recently on a one year deal. Yeah. Look and he went without a job. Most of last year. There's the in class of the who's leftover isn't all that great like once more. When Gonzales went that was about it. They used to be a lot more bargain pieces that would be out there of overlooked guys. There's not that many now. But I think the key to getting a guy like Josh Donaldson is they showed respect with the money. You know, they didn't come at him with hay house fifty million a year. They went twenty three like that's real money that's way over the qualifying offer. And that's what got him in the fold for one year. Stan what do you have for Brian cutting? Brian..

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"brian kenny" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

04:21 min | 2 years ago

"brian kenny" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz

"What is the theme? This right guys. We've been doing this long enough. Now, if you've noticed I've really ratcheted up this sound effect lately. You guys aren't doing a great job of giving me beats to do it. You just sort of do your own thing. And sometimes we're trying to play music here. Okay. So try to speak in sentences at sometimes have a natural pause where I can do right. Okay. I've given this tip maybe three years too late. Okay. Well, I think it works fine. The way you've been doing it, which is just a randomly played in a distracting fashion that takes away from the actual information. Stand Bank Gundy's theme this week is so badly not wanna play. What is your theme this week on your hot basketball nuggets? Well, the question is come to me twice this week on whether or not Golden State is vulnerable. Can anybody beat them? The answer's no we can move on without doing the nuggets. Let's go ahead and check in on the character. Coach doing. I mean, always going to do is give us nuggets say, no, no, no. Let's do that. No. They won't be doing. No. That's not what I was going to beat the warriors. No anyone beat the the warrior. No. All right. So let's go ahead. And do this. Stan, I if you insist the third best nugget that STAN Van Gundy has for us this week is. In the thirty four years of the lottery era the team with the best. Overall record is won the championship. Seventeen times. Ten other times champion has come from the conference of the team with the best record assuming Milwaukee doesn't collapse here in the last five weeks of the season. These numbers indicate there's an eighty percent chance champion will come from the east. We get to the tier other nuggets. I wanted to ask you about Milwaukee. What would be the precedent outside of garnet Pierce and Allen coming together in year one for a team winning in the playoffs without suffering. I because I wonder if the math is changed so much with this three point shot that in the NBA team like Milwaukee could actually come out of nowhere where you weren't expecting this, even if you expected the growth of Greek freak and here we are. And you're making the argument on behalf of you're making the argument on behalf of the walkie possibly winning the championship. Well, I I think they have had suffering. I mean they've lost in the playoffs. Just be you're saying they have to go to the finals and lose. I'm saying that deep into the playoffs that everyone might throughout the history of the sport. Everyone has been crushed debilitating. Second round loss is third round loss is first round losses that you. You can't be a team that kinda makes the playoff and then gets bounced in the first year. Well, I don't know. I mean, obviously you brought up one already. I mean, Boston went made their made their trade, and all of a sudden they they wanna championship first year. So so there is precedent for it in the not too distant past. Just using the one I gave you know. I know I agreeing with you. So, but I think there's other precedent for what my for what Milwaukee's doing if we can get to the last two nuggets. Okay. I'm sorry. Feisty STAN Van Gundy. Number two, the second best and been Gundy nugget is championship teams need to be good on both sides of the ball for fourteen straight years. The NBA champion has ended the regular season in the top eleven in both offense and defensive efficiency while Golden State has the best offense in the league. They are only sixteenth defensively. Get better when the playoffs. Start those stand. You know this. Again. I think last year they would've gotten knocked off had Chris Paul played game seven when they're defensive slid slid even further this year, I think they're very vulnerable. Right. Very stand. San you take that back right now. Stan. Nope. The the greatest of the nuggets finish my nuggets lebatardshow the greatest the nuggets his. It is rare for a team to be in the top three in the league both often simply in defensively..

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"brian kenny" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

03:28 min | 2 years ago

"brian kenny" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"I'm peter barnes without petco we are live on the esplanade right now just a next to the hatch shell right here beautiful day on the charles river and it's starting to cool off just a tad the banners blowing in the breeze nice yeah but we're we're hydrating right gang well we right now of course we have we have a lot more coverage for you tonight rita baretto will be joining us later she's one of the stars performing here she made famous by west side story of course one hundred a bursary the birth of leonard bernstein we have talked to indigo girls rachel platin we had the rianne giddens on earlier and now a star from the education world here in boston and from one of our strategic partners for the pops brian kenny is the chief marketing officer at harvard business school and welcome brian thank you so so tell us why harvard business school decided to participate let me say it's really i'm glad i'm coming before all those people that you just if you're starting you're on the go ahead what the relationship between bloomberg and harvard business school goes way back we've worked with you guys on many different ways of course michael bloomberg and you know talking a little bit about what his philanthropies is doing with these days but for us as as we considered the opportunity to be part of this really special event you know boston if there are two things that put us on the world stage every year it's the boston marathon and the fourth of july celebration with the pops and i can't say how pleased i am personally for being born and raised in boston that bloomberg took up you know the broadcast rights to this because it's i think it's really important for people to be able to experience and because harvard business school is obviously part of harvard university we are the old part of the oldest institution in boston so feels like it's right in our dna so bryan you're also the communications officer in fact you the first siham ceo marketing and communication so what's the message that you want us to hear about harvard business school admit it's one of the top business schools if not the top is the school in the country it seems to me with all due respect that you don't have a lot to do when i got the job my mother i she was very happy with what a great job and she said no why do they need chief marketing communication so the challenge is not awareness people are very much aware of harvard and harvard business school and we're very fortunate in that regard but i also think people maybe sort of stuck in the past and their perceptions about a place like harvard business school we've been around for an awful long time and people formulate opinions and they stay for a long time part of what i try to do is help people see the true nature of where we are today what faculty are working on the kinds of research they're doing and how applicable it is to everything that's happening in the world today and the nature of our students that are coming here and what they're in dishes are it's also gotten a heck of a lot more competitive the business school space you know was i mentioned i was went to work for business school and if you have a great brand like that obviously you're gonna get applicants but all these schools are doing so much more now than just classroom education and in fact harvard obviously is known very much for the method which is you know we sort of originated that but within the last ten years we've introduced another thing called the field methods where we're taking students to different parts of the world so they can experience their education and apply it in a real world setting we've got a place called the innovation lab over.

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"brian kenny" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

WFAN Sports Radio_FM

02:34 min | 2 years ago

"brian kenny" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM

"Debate going on with brian kenny and the mlb network who when he had done his top ten rankings of shortstops to start the season he didn't even have the dvd and top ten that was he d now i think he does but i i hear him on the a of the young shortstops and i certainly see and understand that but to say the dvd's not a top ten guy is is is absurd there's no doubt about the power that oh i'm sorry i did not mean to hit that button right there on you i was poised for it so i apologize i was going to let you finish that but you're right dd has been nothing short of spectacular for the yankees the rock in the middle of the lineup you can't understate the value he provides offensively and defensively and certainly the trade the three way trade that brian cashman made with the d backs and the tigers given up shane green and ending up with didi gregorius and and i think arizona is okay with robbie ray certainly and i don't know if you're if you're the tigers you're you're shaking your head wondering how you ended up not with either of those two players let's go to how about edward edmund hatton what's going on laurie welcome to the broadcast as whole draft thing goes for my giants and jets drafts craps you never know until the players actually get drafted and make their way into the system i think that both teams should go for quarterback obviously the giants have to look towards the future ally has a few years left as jets go you know bridgewater might be a stop gap measure right now they have to get somebody for the future and go on from there but you just never know how these players are going to work on anything until they actually get there and work within the system you just can't tell for one year to the next based on the combined with i don't really follow it all i'll give you an example when phil simpson's right the many years ago people laugh who is this guy ha ha ha how did that work out for the giants cal from moorhead state fame famously phil simms and certainly not from a big time college program.

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"brian kenny" Discussed on KTKR 760AM

KTKR 760AM

02:00 min | 3 years ago

"brian kenny" Discussed on KTKR 760AM

"Rich i watched the guy all spring training and i kept thinking like of all the guys that i've seen videotape up my world is the pitching world i really couldn't tell you if he's gonna hit or not because that's not my area of expertise but what i saw in video all winter about this guy on the mound i was like this guy's better than my eight this guy's better than tanaka this was the guy this was the best japanese pitcher i thought talent that i've seen and then the guy i saw in the cactus league i was like what the hell is going on with this guy like this isn't the guy that i saw but i'll tell you what his first start against the as ultra impressive ninety six to ninety eight touchdowns one hundred a couple of times loved the split finger at slider he threw some good ones he threw some not so good ones but terrific talent and it's funny as die sunday i'm on the air with dental down brian kenny and i made the statement like i just don't see how anybody can be good at bolton danes where pro sports particularly baseball it's so centralized on doing one or the other and i had a hard time for eighteen years worrying about the mound i didn't see how this guy was going to be able to do both in hit and he's proven me wrong since then he's hit a couple of home runs he's he's he's a remarkable town rich that i guess a lot of people in baseball wanna see if this two way thinking really make it a go through one week i'd say it's a it's a two thumbs up the two home runs that would just showed on the television side of things while you were talking was like a hanging seventy four mile an hour break in ball that just just spun right there in that sweet spot for left handed hitter down in and the other one was a ninety two mile an hour fastball over the plate he just spanked in the other direction so in terms of the pitching though cobas he planned rope adult in the spring we'll what what this is what scared me what scared me about him was this was you would expect like a young guy that go to his first spring.

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"brian kenny" Discussed on The Ryen Russillo Show

The Ryen Russillo Show

01:33 min | 3 years ago

"brian kenny" Discussed on The Ryen Russillo Show

"From the mlb network it ready for a wildcard game tonight's brian kenny what's up man right hour i'm great it's great to talk with you as passion is any baseball guy no and somebody who i love his thought process and how pitch you should be used so for those who haven't heard of before i know it in your book and i i love this stuff what do you think the yankee should do instead of severino tonight in this one game with the twins won't saying there's a school of thought at the yankee that the yankees are the best actual the best team out there that the most equipped to bullpen a game now now i know it difficult in the real world to bypass luis severino what against the twin if your goal is to win the world theory that i'm not saying i wouldn't do that in the real world i'm saying this was like a john smoltz idea he like this aspect of it not saying if your goal and you're the yankee your goal is to win the world series not just let's wildcard game this house money this year you've just rebuilt this came bypass severino ugo kick deep in your bullpen you need six guys to go nine innings with chad green 1830 work you might have to mix in sunny gray and maybe then you start honey gray he goes to winning gold chad grain but actually the most dangerous inning is the first inning and that is across the board at all of baseball what a team can set up at lined up i would set up your most dominant guy in the first inning that chad grain he goes to saudi gray and from there you bullpen the rest of the way and you don't even need dellenbaugh cancer to get nine innings and completely shut down any team that's out there with that bullpen.

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