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"cj" Discussed on Simply Bitcoin
"Wow. Hold on for everyone in the chat. Here he goes. Wow. CJ. Well, I'm sure we can sit here for another hour and a half, but let's, let's, uh, let's end it on this note. I think we gave the audience a lot of food for thought there. And, and this will give me an excuse to bring you back on sooner than later. So I don't know. We'll have to figure out what, what's a good time. Maybe just the beginning of the year. Once the, once this fourth, uh, quarter four ends, well, we'll update this and we'll see where we are. And of course we'll bring you back on around the halving. We might have to just make CJ a regular. I know you're going to make content soon, but man, absolutely. Mind blown. I know for a fact, I'm going to have to re-listen to this one, but I think at the end there, uh, what, what more do we need to say, guys? You need to buy Bitcoin, but of course, CJ, I'll give you the floor. Uh, last two sets on this conversation so we can tie this up. And then of course, we'll let you go on your way and go hang out with your family and all that good stuff. Well, thank you so much for having me Opti. I really appreciate it. I love your audience. I love your platform and you do a really good job of steering me. Everybody here knows I can go on and on. So thank you for doing that and for pulling up all those charts, helping everybody understand, uh, not only through words, but also visually what's happening because right now is the most important time in the history of finance. Never before have the debts been this large. Never before have the debt issuers that are the government been in this position. Never before have higher yields pass through as higher costs. We're seeing a change in the marketplace and the smart money is starting to figure it out now. So if you're on the sidelines, um, thinking that we're going to get some type of depression, the, the probability of a, of a small pullback of a, of some type of liquidity crisis event, it exists. Absolutely exists. We could get another March, 2020 moment, but the reaction to that moment is going to be inflationary, not to allow the system to fall apart and crash and burn because then they lose the status quo. So just remember the ultimate goal of these people who have the decision making power is to maintain the status quo. Don't let the macro interpretation affect your strategy. Understand the real rate of return. Understand that Bitcoin's compounding annual growth rate over the last 10 years is 70%. So unless there's some type of debt instrument that is paying you 70% with, I don't know, anything to pay that with the amount of risk that would be involved with that kind of yield. But Bitcoin's 10 year compounding annual growth rate is 70%. So it doesn't really matter if inflation is 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%. Say inflation goes to 20%. You're still going to increase your power, your purchasing power on a 10 year timeline, roughly about 50% year over year in Bitcoin. You can't get that opportunity anywhere else. Bitcoin is the apex predator of how to store value. It was engineered to be that way. Now's the time to be telling your friends and family about what's going on. Now's the time to be paying attention. On my YouTube channel, I put together an orange pill playlist for the holidays. So check those videos out. They're all like a couple minutes long. Because I know, you know, nobody's going to be at dinner like, Hey, watch this video. It's an hour long. It's impossible. These are all videos that are 90 seconds, two or three minutes. You can show it to a family member and just kind of let them have that mind explode moment where like, Oh, I never heard it that way. I never thought. So I got a bunch of them in there. Use it this holiday season and use it out of love because this is a peaceful revolution. Bitcoin is bringing us to a prosperous future with correct incentives and proper free market economics, not this manipulated fake growth, inflation data manipulation system that we're in now, which is coming to an end. Don't let anybody tell you it's not coming to an end. All the bells are going off. All the whistles are going off and people who know what are going on are doing. I might seem a little bit crazy, but you got to realize I've been saying this for, I've been wrong for nine years, but now I'm right. So I've been, I've been wrong for a long time and warning people about inflation. Inflation is 2%. CJ who cares? Who cares? Yeah, but now they've lost control of the yield. Now they've lost control of the ability to incentivize people with higher yields. Now that you understand this, simplify it down, comment to me, share with me, let's work together to wake up our family and friends because this train is coming and nothing can stop it. Absolutely. Incredible. Great. Uh, for the audience out there, CJ, what is your YouTube channel link? Uh, you know, I, I think it's just at CJ Konstantinos, just like my Twitter, just at CJ Konstantinos. Sweet. Well, CJ, all us 80 IQs are mind blown right now. We're like, okay, I am. I just so lucky that I hold Bitcoin and really, you know, there has been a lot of macro talk recently and, and it seems like Bitcoin is becoming even more macro involved. And you know, there's the meme on Bitcoin Twitter, like macro, macro, macro, everything's macro. People are getting upset about it, but it's becoming very obvious to anyone paying attention that Bitcoin is the solution. And Hey, they are also looking for the solution. Anyone that sees the problem is looking for a solution. So of course, they're going to eventually end up at Bitcoin because we know all roads lead to Bitcoin. So here we are. I don't think I've, I've heard a, a better storytelling narrative about the facts and what's going on and just painting a picture that, that does seem very dark and bleak yet. If we didn't have Bitcoin, that would be bad. That would be bad. 100%. Absolutely incredible. CJ. Well, really appreciate you coming on and educating our audience. In the meantime, we'll bring you on as many times as possible. Guys, let me know what you guys want. Send me questions. CJ, if they have questions for you, we can do a Q and a where we can cover everything from front to back. Anyway, CJ, hang out in the back for a moment. Sweet. Hang out in the back for a moment while I wrap this up. And, uh, we'll talk about this guys. Absolutely incredible, incredible rip today. Shouts out to CJ. CJ Konstantinos on Twitter or X on YouTube. I highly recommend you guys follow his Twitter because he lays this stuff out for you guys basically every single day. Yet me, I am a vocal oral visual learner. So, you know, I can read it and I'm like, yeah, this makes sense. But when someone explains it to you, it just hits that much harder. And we connected all the dots for you guys. So like, share, subscribe, send this to your normie friends, send this to your parents, send this to your macro financial advisor. That's like, you're an idiot Bitcoiner, because I think, uh, I don't think they're going to beat this analysis. Anyways, guys, peace out. We will be back tomorrow for our normal show. What a rip, what a rip. All right. Peace out.
Fresh "CJ" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Red. George is here with the man of the year. I'm not the Walter Payton man of the year. Maybe someday. someday. Next year. Okay. We'll work on that. Yeah. Terry McLaurin is though. That's the good news. He's the commander's 2023 Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee. Pretty cool video by the team. He had him sit down expecting to do an interview with Santana Moss. girlfriend Then his came in and read that he was the man of the year nominee. So congratulations Terry McLaurin and very well deserving. Trevor Lawrence has a high ankle sprain says his head coach Doug Peterson suffered last night in the Bengals win over Jacksonville in overtime college basketball tonight Navy is at George Virginia Washington home to North Carolina Central and a good test for George Mason on the men's side at 17th ranked Tennessee tonight Maryland will host Penn State tomorrow and the home opener and the Big Ten opener. home Jameer Young sprained his ankle on Friday night's loss at Indiana says the head coach he says he is should be ready to go tomorrow we'll have to wait and see. He's never too early to talk baseball right especially when it gets cold. Well I know waiting you've been for the Nationals releasing the promotional schedule for next year and all anybody cares about is bobbleheads. Right you've so got the early in the season on May 4th Star Wars Day you've got X a -wing pilot Finnegan bobblehead Lane trained bobblehead later in the month followed by a Mike Rizzo bobblehead I haven't seen that one before a Mackenzie Gore Mystery Jersey bobblehead and a CJ Abrams streetwear bobblehead. Another thing they're doing is a World Series replica ring and a Nats hockey jersey okay giveaway next year okay those are the games that always do well with the satellites. Yeah I bet they do. Bobbleheads. And we need the bobbleheads for our sports bobbleheads. Yeah we're gonna have to build a new room for all the bobbleheads. Pretty soon. Who do we talk Are to about the Sean that? and George up there because I haven't seen those yet. No we're working on that. We're working on that. George Wallace WTOP sports. Thank you George. Up ahead on WTOP the latest details on the house explosion in Arlington. 427. By now you know that Vehicles for Change is the best place to donate your car. 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Traffic and weather on the 8th and Dave OP traffic setting. Maryland Route 4 southbound, still slow off the Beltway and Suitland Parkway. The work zone is clear though beyond Dower House Road toward Woodyard Road, but ahead a traffic jam from Upper Marlboro through Wasons. Farther south, southbound on Route 4, delays lead past crash investigation. The crash itself happened near Lower Pindell Road. It is possible by now some traffic is getting by using the Southern Maryland Boulevard service road, but that would only be under police direction. Initially that wasn't the case. Northbound traffic does get by without delay there on Route 4. On the BW Parkway coming out of Northeast DC, northbound traffic beyond 202 gets by. Crash response by staying right between the beltways, nothing except for routine slowing on the parkway and Interstate 95. 270 northbound getting heavier in Gaithersburg, nothing blocking up to Frederick. On the beltway through Maryland and Virginia, volume delays, but no big incidents in McLean on the interloop near Georgetown Pike. Had one stopped in the left center lane and tow truck was on the way, if not having already gotten it out of the way. Westbound on 66, couple of slow stretches now between the beltway and Manassas, slowest westbound through Centerville. 95 express lanes southbound, still riding the brakes out of Woodbridge. The crash happened near Dale City. It was on the right, might have it on a shoulder by now, but the last report at the right express lane was blocked on 95 southbound there in Prince William County. Federal employees discover the value of Sentara Health Plans now in Northern Virginia. Visit centarahealthplans .com slash federal. This plan is issued by Sentara Health Plans. Occlusions, terms and conditions apply. I'm Dave Dildine, WTLP traffic. Let's get our forecast now from 7 First News Alert meteorologist Steve Rudin. 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"cj" Discussed on Simply Bitcoin
"Oh man. And then this, this leaned in perfectly to what you tagged me on earlier. Uh, this tweet right here, you just can't figure it out. Can't quite figure out what is going on. And you said, no one is this dumb. It's corruption. So what are these charts? What are we looking at here? I mean, let me, or actually here's the quote tweet guys for you. Maybe you guys can see it at the bottom. Uh, it says goals B need to work out. What's driving long rates up and CJ response. Just can't quite figure it out. Mind blown. No one is this dumb. It's corruption opt out of lying, hashtag Bitcoin. And we've got some charts here. So explain to us what's going on here. CJ. Absolutely. So right here is the dichotomy between the spending, uh, and the earning and the blue line is what the government is earning and pass the dash line is projected earnings and then pass it and projected spending. So what you're seeing here is going into 2050. The government is telling us, and this is from the Peterson foundation, but if you go to the congressional budget office, they have this very similar same data here. So this is not, uh, this is actually accurate and it could be found on the CBO or here and spending is increasing while revenues are pretty much flatlined. So the what that's telling you is that the deficit is going to grow. So the government doesn't see any problem with spending more money than they collect in taxes. They don't understand that when you deficit spend new currency units that you borrowed into circulation, it creates inflation. So they don't understand the consequence of their deficit budget. And this chart is showing you exactly why they don't understand it. And if they did understand it, you would see the red line start to come back below like it did in 1998. Red line came below the blue line. If they knew what they were doing, they would make that red line come below the blue line. Instead the gap is getting wired. The spread is getting further and further away. The deficit spending is going to continue to increase because this is the Keynesian model. This is their modern monetary theory mindset, where they redefine the, um, how the free market actually works. But the free market is now pushing back and saying, uh, we're going to call BS on your theory. Um, and we're going to not trust you that you're going to be able to maintain 2% because look at what the government's saying. The government is telling us they're not going to maintain 2%. There's no possible way you can increase spending at that rate and have revenues flatlined with an increasing deficit and maintain 2% because it's that deficit budget. It's that deficit spending that is creating the inflation rate. So they're fed pal is like trying to blame the economy. He's trying to blame like the economy's too hot. Like we need to, I just need to punish you guys because you just won't stop spending. You're so strong. You know, at the same time, the most people in ever have two and three jobs. Um, you know, a strong, a strong labor economy is not, you have to have two or three jobs to get by a strong labor economy is that the man can work one job. The wife can stay home and raise the kids and you get to enjoy a high quality of lifestyle and standard of living. That's a strong jobs market, a jobs market that requires a person to have three jobs just to get by. That's a weak labor market. So he's attacking the labor market. He's blaming everybody else except the federal government. And he's even acknowledging those costs for the businesses and the family and just ignoring that fact for the government and the fact that it's going to weigh down on us through these additional cost structures. Every time, you see this red line increasing and the deficit increases and inflation goes up, that devalues the dollar. That weakens the purchasing power of the dollar. Now what's really interesting is that gold has maintained its value for thousands of years through multiple reserve currency that, that have been traded against it. Well, the way gold maintained its purchasing power was that as the dollar devalued, the cost to pull the gold out of the ground went up, right? Cause the value of the labor, it didn't keep up with inflation, but it definitely went up and the value of the equipment and everything else that goes into it as those prices rise, the cost for the gold miner rises and the cost for the gold miner when that rises, he needs to raise the front end price. And why is that? Well, let's go back to business 101. Look, if you started a business and you don't understand that you need to create profit, you should sell your business right away. Close down your business and sell it. Go get a job because at least you'll make money, right? You don't run a business to not make money. You run a business to profit. So if the product or the service that you're bringing to the marketplace has a cost, the cost is your baseline. The cost you cannot sell the product or service for less than the cost. So if your customer sees the value and your customers pay a price above the cost or else you're going to go out of business. And if you go out of business, the supply of that good or service declines and the price goes up even higher, right? Because that's the way the free market works is the supply drops. If the demand's still there, the price goes up. So you can't get past this, right? This is not the labor theory of value. This is business 101. You offer products and services for higher than your cost. And if a competitor can do it better, well, that's a different conversation. But that cost is every business's baseline. But this is the magic thing about Bitcoin. Unlike gold, which value goes up relative to the devaluation of the dollar and to the devaluation of the dollar only, Bitcoin's price will not protect your purchasing power only because of the devaluation of the dollar, but also because of the difficulty adjustment. So imagine more people start mining gold and yeah, the supplies get a little bit more expensive to buy. So the cost goes up a little bit, but it doesn't require any more energy to pull the gold out of the ground. With Bitcoin, yes, the price is going to go up a little bit because the price of hash rate is increasing because the demand on that is increasing. But at the same time, as the hash rate increases, the difficulty increases. And as the difficulty increases, the cost increases. So as we're talking about all this stuff, don't get too heavy on yourself.
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A highlight from CJ Konstantinos | The True Condition of the Economy | Simply Bitcoin TTO
"What's up, everyone? We're back. Welcome back. It's been a, it's been a minute since I'd done a TTL, you know, I've been working grinding and I'd like to do these when I'm inspired to have these conversations with people. And last time I brought CJ on, he absolutely slayed it. You guys were going wild in the chat. You guys kept telling me to bring them on. You guys were asking questions. Well, if we have enough time, we will get kind of back to some of the topics we had last week, but CJ has been dropping Epic threads on Twitter, which I think everyone should be following. You guys should be following what he's saying on Twitter. I think he's dropping a lot of nuggets. And so I wanted to bring them on and talk about all this stuff right now and in as simplest terms as possible so that we can understand what the hell is actually going on in the world. So without further ado and without, you know, dragging on this monologue, CJ, how are you doing, brother? Good to have you. It's been a minute. And last time you came on, we were kind of joking that you were hitting the nail on the head. And I think we're at that moment again, where you're just dropping too much wisdom and it happens. Like, I don't know. I saw some threads and it'll happen like a week later and I do have them up here. So we'll talk about that. But CJ, how are you doing brother? I'm doing good. Thanks for having me back on. It's an honor to be here. And, uh, if this were ever the time to ring the warning bell right now, is it awesome. Awesome. Okay. Well, let me just pull some of these threads up so we can basically get into them and we will use them as jump off point. So first thread, uh, actually, actually before we go in, uh, like I was saying before the show and I was telling everyone right now, maybe we've got to break down some of these topics, like as simple as possible. So first and foremost, we are going to be talking about interest rates. We are going to be talking about the bond market. We might even get into stable coins if we don't go too long. Uh, so maybe here's the first thread. This is pinned on your Twitter guys. And also go follow him. CJ Konstantinos on Twitter. Highly recommend you guys follow him, but, uh, here's the first one. And oddly enough, before you posted this, it seemed like, Oh, maybe CJ is just talking randomly out of thin air and I do have the receipts of Jay Powell saying this exact thing. So maybe first and foremost, let's cover this thread for the people and then, you know, give them some definitions and then maybe we'll bring up Jay Powell. Awesome. Yeah. So actually this is the, this is the tweet that Max Kaiser quoted and, uh, was actually cited in a Forbes article, uh, talking about the death debt spiral. So what's happening here is I just wanted to draw a simple line of what the conclusion of what's the Fed is doing right now. Cause even today you heard the governor's come out and a couple of presidents come out and say, what's happening is that rates are going to stay higher for longer because their ideas that higher rates is going to fight off inflation.
A highlight from Taiwan's Next Embracing Bitcoin?! | EP 863
"It's all going to zero against Bitcoin. It's going on forever. You're against Bitcoin. You're against freedom. Yo, what's up? We are back. We're back for another episode of Simply Bitcoin. And today is an interesting story. I did have to do some deep dive for this one. So game theory is heating up in China, guys. The first reading of Taiwan's crypto bill passes. And depending on the source, Taiwan might be on the verge of making Bitcoin legal tender January 24th. It almost seems like this is happening. It's almost like it's inevitable. And Taiwan is embracing Bitcoin. And we all know the saga between China, that we know that we won China policy. We've been covering this all year. And we know how many times China banned Bitcoin. They banned mining. We've seen even Taiwan themselves try to ban Bitcoin. But of course, you can't ban Bitcoin. You can only ban yourself from Bitcoin. And even this week, on Mainland, Hong Kong has been mulling over whether they are going to embrace an ETF as well. So it really makes you wonder. And if you go back for a couple episodes, Niko and I went over this, the idea of maybe China is using different proxies to embrace Bitcoin after officially banning Bitcoin. The dip last we saw, I think that was 2021 now, it's all a blur at this point. Some days they're banning it. Some days they're embracing it. Well, it seems like China or Taiwan, forgive me, is about to make Bitcoin legal tender. And remember, one of the IRLs we did, we had a friend come on here and I'm blanking on exactly which one it was. But he said basically that what they mean when they say crypto is really Bitcoin and they do not talk about what they have under their mattress. So whenever you're hearing crypto come out from the Asian countries, from China in particular, remember that they know what we know. It is Bitcoin only. And there's Bitcoin and then there's other cryptos. Anyways, Bitcoin's global game theory chess match is playing out in real time, guys. And as a Bitcoiner, you just love to see it. The Mexican standoff is continuing to get spicier. It's continuing to heat up. And it's going to be very interesting to see which countries get left behind, which countries don't embrace hard money. And also in that same vein, which countries are fighting their citizenry. And as we always say, forcing them to have fun staying poor. Anyways, welcome to Simply Bitcoin. We are your number one source for the peaceful Bitcoin revolution. We cover breaking news, culture and nomadic warfare. We bring on Bitcoiners from all around the world, from the biggest names to the everyday Bitcoiner. We got them all and we will be your guide through the separation of money and state. And of course, I am not here alone, guys. I am here with Dell, the funky hodl sapien. How are you doing this morning, Dell? Good. I'm dandy. I'm chilling, relaxing, moisturized in my own lane, sitting in a 45 gallon tub of lotion right now. It feels pretty luxurious. Absolutely love it. OK, well, Dell, what are we going to cover on the culture today? We're going to cover that you can't really stop the Internet. You can't stop things from happening the way you want it to. I imagine most of the people that come to this channel are interested in Bitcoin surviving. That's my assumption. There might be some people that come pass by like, oh, what's this all about? But I get the impression that the regulars that I see in the chat, you're Roman, you're wine a kiss. Tyler Durden, what I'm not going to try and talk for wine a kiss. He's a he's a he's a strange cat. That one is people that I see in day in and day out. They're people that are they understand Bitcoin to some degree. They like it to some degree. And they're yeah, thumbs up to that Bitcoin thing. But the idea that it could die or shut down is not something that a lot of us think about all that much. We're like, oh, it can't happen. But here's a question for you, Opti. If you were given a challenge, let's say let's say somebody comes along, Michael Saylor, whatever anybody that you know has the money to say, I'm going to give you a million dollar bounty to shut down Bitcoin. Could you do that? You think you could? Not for a million. There's literally a half a trillion dollar bounty on Bitcoin. You got to you got to you got to put those numbers up. Well, like, do you think you could do it at all? Me personally? No. Yeah. Yeah, exactly. And so the idea that there is some individual out there or group of people that can shut it down is preposterous. But yet there's still and we're going to play this clip. People out there that are honestly, they're relatively smart people in many fields and there's a lot of really smart people that don't understand Bitcoin. It's like shut down. Shut down the Internet. What are you going to do? Go in. People, people are concerned about that, Del. That is definitely on people's minds. Well, I get that. But why? Like, tell me how that happens. Like, walk me through exactly how how it how that would work. Like, please. Like, if you can do it, if somebody can do it, I truly as much as I would like to see tomorrow, would like you would like to see somebody shut down Bitcoin. So we're going to be talking about that in the culture. Like, you can't do it. Like, I want you to if you can, if somebody in chat can do that, by all means, go and do it. Because we need to know that that's a vulnerability when we need to know how that could happen. And oh, wow, there's a guy that's in the simply Bitcoin chat that has the ability to go and flip a switch and shut off Bitcoin. That we should know about that. And I mean, that'd be so funny. Someone in the chat just shuts it off. Anyway, anyway, side tangents. I mean, we even see it and we hear this all the time. I hear this all the time when I talk to my normie friends out there. They're like, what if, you know, like in twenty seventeen, it was like, what if China bans Bitcoin? And like they did it and it didn't stop Bitcoin. I am convinced that every three letter agency around the world, that nation states have also tried to attack Bitcoin and they continue to try to attack Bitcoin. But they can't stop this. They cannot stop digital money for the digital world. And even if the even if we got like some weird by chance EMP or something that shut off all of electricity, we will never go back to a time without the Internet. I am fully convinced of that. The Internet is something that that is ubiquitous with the modern world. It put a pause on things. If people talk about that, like, oh, well, what about. OK, well, just imagine if things that are escalating over in the Middle East and then the whole Russia, Ukraine thing, like imagine things really take off. And they detonate a nuke in the atmosphere over every country in the world and all the Internet goes out. What about your Bitcoin then? Like, do you even hear what you're saying? Like, imagine that scenario and the thing that is going to be on people's minds is food, shelter, is my family safe? And then probably after the first 24 hours, where can I get a I'm just going to say it, a hand job where where the sex workers like where where can I go and trade these bullets that have been stocking up for, you know, a little me time with with Old Destiny over there? And I do mean old because she was in the business for a hot minute and she's looking a little more now, but she's got the experience. And that's what you're going to want to go to when times are tough. You're going to want to go to the person that knows how to get you to that happy place. So, yeah, you're going to check in on Destiny and give her some bullets for some fun times. But you're not going to be thinking about Bitcoin. You're not going to be thinking about all my cat pictures and all the trad wives on Twitter talking about how they're grass feeding their goats. No, you're not going to be paying attention to any of that. You're gonna be like, what do I need to survive? That's it. That is that is it. That's all you're going to be paying attention to. So this idea that, oh, what happens to your Bitcoin? It's like, go fuck yourself. What are you talking about? Listen to yourself. Is grandma alive in a nursing home? Because there's no oxygen on. What's your first concern if the nukes go off and there's no Internet Opti? Is it is my note still on? No, it's thinking about people in my local community and can I survive? Exactly. Exactly. All right. 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So it's happening in time, guys. We know exactly what's happening with the monetary policy that is Bitcoin. You love to see it. Bitcoin is my stable coin. Bitcoin is stability. Anyways, the current price on Bitcoin is thirty five thousand three hundred and forty dollars per Bitcoin. The Moscow time, a .k .a. how much your fiat dollars worth, a .k .a. how much Bitcoin you can buy for a single U .S. dollar is two thousand eight hundred and thirty cents per dollar. The percentage of total Bitcoin that will ever be issued is ninety three point zero three percent. The market cap and fiat terms of Bitcoin is six hundred and ninety billion dollars or six hundred ninety point three billion dollars. The realized monetary inflation of Bitcoin taking fiat currencies to school is one point seventy four percent. It's going to get cut in half. Well, I think it's going to slowly. Is it going to get cut in half? I think it's going to cut in half. I think that's what the halving does to it. Anyways, Bitcoin versus gold market cap is currently at five point two seven percent. We are only at five point two seven percent of the gold market cap. The hard money gang. We're coming for gold. Gold market cap is ten trillion dollars. Only five percent of that, guys. And you guys are bearish out there. Couldn't be me. Can't relate. Anyways, the total public lightning capacity is five thousand three hundred and five point zero seven BTC. The hash rate has been going absolutely parabolic. Of course, this is just a rough guesstimate of what is going on on the Bitcoin network. But something is happening and people are uploading and turning on a lot of A6. The last 90 days, we are at four hundred and twenty point one exahashes. The pending fees. Oh, my goodness. It's spiking right now. Eleven point four four BTC, at least according to the mempool that Clark Moody is connected to. We've been telling you for a while. You wanted to make sure that you are consolidating your UTXOs because things are going to get crazy. This will probably cool down a little bit. I think I did hear that there's some like ordinal BRC 20 stuff going on right now. Yeah. So that's probably why we're seeing this spike right now in the fee market. So once it gets a little cooler, oops, oops, sorry. It gets a little cooler. Not wrong, though. Yeah, not wrong. Once you once you get a little cooler in the fee market, I suggest you guys take the opportunity to consolidate your UTXOs. Make sure that you have good UTXO hygiene. Anyways. All right, guys, I'm going to connect last night's TTO that I did with CJ. I hope you guys watch that. I do have it up here for you guys to show you that you need to go watch this. And I took a little piece out of there. But here we are. We got Neil Kashkar. And remember who he is. He's the crazy guy that was coming out when we were going through the the, you know, the flu pandemic. And he was telling us that they can print unlimited money. And they clarified that question. And we got the memes of him with crazy eyes, like, wait, so you're telling me you can print unlimited money? And he said, yes, that's exactly what I'm telling you. Well, here he is again. And if you listen to last night's TTO. And you will listen to this this morning. You really start to realize just how detached these quote unquote elites are, how detached the Fed is from reality. You really would ask yourself what is going on. And again, I reference the white paper constantly on here because it's literally in the first paragraph of the white paper. Satoshi was so prescient when it came to this because he saw the fundamental problem of the fiat system. It is its trust based system, inherent trust that you need to just trust that these people know what they're doing. And we're seeing in real time that people still seem to trust them. And if you look at the data. There is no reason to trust them. Anyways, Neel Kashkari in this little video here goes, I'm not seeing a lot of evidence that the economy is weakening. And he discusses market expectations for an interest rate cut by the central bank next year. So let's just listen to him and remember the idea that the only reason the system is continuing to hobble along as it is, is because people out there still believe these people in the suits that they know what is going on. Trust the experts. They know exactly what's going on. Trust the guy in the suit on the television telling you that they have the economy under control, that interest rates are under control, that the Fed knows where we're going. And if you really look at the data, it may be completely different and telling you a different story. Anyways, let's listen to this, guys. You said that people want certainty and that you can't give it to them. And I understand that. But people don't just want certainty. They also want some sort of guiding philosophy. Do you think that Fed Chair Powell has outlined some sort of guiding philosophy on where the bar is to cut rates, on where the bar is to raise them further? Well, I think he's articulated very clearly that we're committed to getting back to 2 % inflation, right? There's been some chatter amongst economists that maybe we should raise the inflation target. I think he's done a great job saying that is not on the table. We're not going to do that. We're going to get inflation back to 2%. And we're going to let the data guide us. We've moved very aggressively. We've made a lot of progress on inflation. We're not done yet, meaning inflation is not back to our target. And if we need to do more, we will. There seems to be a feeling in markets that the bar to cut rates has been lowered over the past week or two weeks. That suddenly, not only are we reaching a pause, and have we seen a peak in the Fed funds rate, but that also the Fed will cut next year, maybe surgically. Neil Dutta is talking about that. He's coming up next. Do you want to push back against that? Do you think that the bar to cut is still just as high as it was? I have no idea where market participants are getting that. There's no discussion amongst me and any of my colleagues about when we're going to start preparing to cut rates. The only thing that's been talked about at all is that at some point, when inflation is well on its way back down, if we didn't back off a little bit, the real rates would be getting tighter and tighter and tighter. And that's real, but that's math. But is there enough weakness currently in the market, in the economy, I should say, to give you that sense at this point? Look at the last GDP print. I mean, does anybody look at that and think, oh my gosh, the economy? For the last 12 months, GDP has been very strong. The labor market continues to be quite robust. Yes, the unemployment rate has ticked up to 3 .9%, but we've also seen a huge surge of labor supply, which is really positive, come online. So I'm looking at this. I'm seeing consumers that are strong. By the way, my airplane that I came here on was 100 % full yesterday. It's going to be 100 % full today. I'm not seeing a lot of evidence that the economy is weakening.
"cj" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"In case Keenum and it was I think it was right after like the Minneapolis Miracle and he's like Matt Barkley is M.F. in case Keenum and I was like that's a it's a really nice compliment but uh you know anyway um the Ravens demolished the Seahawks uh I think this was a this was a game that kind of showed everybody like the Seahawks are good they're not great right uh the Ravens I thought were good but are actually a lot better than might might be great and I don't think that there's I think the Ravens have the two best ones this season yeah of any team like I think that this win and the what they did to the Lions two weeks ago might be the two best wins in the entire league of any team this season just because of what they did to those teams like it was like non-competitive like just a physical beat down and this feels to me like this is trending towards being like a vintage Raven season you know just because like I you know you look at like the job Lamar's doing distributing the ball he's still effective as a runner they ran for 300 yards yesterday and the defense is suffocating you know and the defense has horses again so it would have been really fun to see them wind up with like a Daniel Hunter like we talked about last week you know and see what where that would take them but they're really good as it is. New Orleans Saints gets five and four of the 24-17 win over the Bears I love watching the Saints because like all of a sudden Taysom Hill will just come into games and you're paying a quarterback 40 million dollars a year and then you're just like yeah let's throw in more accurate Tim Tebow for like big downs and not just rushing downs like Taysom Hill is throwing for touchdowns his team makes no sense. It always catches me it always like it always like kind of like if you've got like four or five games on the multi-view and all that like it always like always that thing you catch right in the corner of your eye too like when you look down it's like holy crap David Carr's running no no no that's number seven. Yep yep my only other thought here is that and I wanted to do it in all my leagues this year and then I forgot about it but Taysom Hill should be like your second to last draft pick in every fantasy football league and because you have guys that are sitting on the bench all year you should just have him on the bench all the time because there's going to be like a three-week stretch where he plays quarterback and he scores 17 points a game. The commanders beat the Patriots 20 to 17. If anyone can tell me one thing about this game without looking it up I'll give you 11 dollars. Isn't that amazing? Like this game was so far off my radar it might as well have been played in like I had to watch it because I'm going to talk about it on tv and radio all week. That's true. My thought is the Patriots are going to Germany this week and they're going to play the Colts at 9 30 a.m on Sunday morning in a game that a lot of people aren't going to watch and this is legitimately where another coach would get fired if it wasn't Bill.
"cj" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"Um, you know, I think I'll put it that I think we're so hyper-focused on certain positions. Like if Stefan Diggs had gone down, everybody would have been like, Oh, Mulligan here. You know what I mean? Right. They lost three guys on defense that are like vital to what they do. Vaughn Miller's probably not quite a hundred percent yet. Like they, um, I still believe in the infrastructure there now, like it's getting to a point where they're going to have to start to replace some of these guys. Right. Like Micah Hyde's gonna age out. Jordan Poyer's gonna age out. Vaughn Miller's obviously not going to be around forever. And so like, they are going to get to the point where it's going to be like, okay, like we, you know, we're going to have to start to draft and develop into some of the positions that, um, you know, where we're getting a little bit older, but I mean, look, they went toe to toe with the Bengals last night. I think the Bengals are a really good team. Like I think the Bengals are like, you know, an eight, no team cloaked as a five and three team. Cause of injury, you know, like the Bengals are that. And I think, you know, I talked to Zach Taylor last night, like around midnight after the game. And like, he, he didn't say this explicitly to me, but you can tell, he thinks this is his most well-rounded team. Like he thinks that this is like, as, as balanced as they've been, he thinks they benefited from the borough injury in certain ways because it forced them to play different ways. And if you look at the last eight minutes of that game against Buffalo, right. So they wind up, wind up closing out Buffalo, Joe burrow through one pass in the last eight minutes, one pass. And it was because the defense played sound and discipline and forced Buffalo to chew up five minutes. Then, you know, borough hits, uh, hits Tyler Boyd on the sideline route and they run the ball three times and the game's over. They won that game against Seattle a few weeks ago before their buy with their defense in the fourth quarter. Like, I don't know as good as they were two years ago. Do you think the defense can close out a game the way they closed out Seattle two weeks ago? I don't know. You know, so I, I think, I think last night was as much about how good Cincinnati is as it was about how troubled Buffalo is probably more about how Cincinnati is and how good Cincinnati is going to be going forward. Cause I think now you're getting the old burrow injected into a team that had to find different ways to win over the first two months. Yeah. Um, I think the bangles are the kind of team that's good enough that three weeks ago, a, uh, a sane person would have put them ahead of the lions in the power rankings. And here we are. Uh, I, I feel good about my decision. Um, yeah, I, I thought this was a great, like for everybody who's talking trash about the bills, Josh Allen still played a monster game here and his mobility is just off the charts and single-handedly kind of getting this team back into it. But it's, it's not enough. I think this team needs a lot. I mean, they need a good off season. I really, this is why I was so for them rolling the dice on a Barkley or a Jonathan Taylor. I know. I mean, it would have made a big difference. I really do think like, and I know it's not like a popular thing to, to invest in a running back, but to me, like I think having a running back would almost put a governor on all the wildness of their offense. You know what I mean? Like I think it would stabilize them. I think it would get them in good down and distance situations more consistently. I think it would, it would like sort of moderate their turnover issues. Like I think having like a steady running back and I like James Cook, but the bottom line is James Cook's like what, 185 pounds. Like you're not going to run James Cook into the line 20 times a game, you know? Like I, but I think having a steady running game would like completely stabilize things for them and make Josh Allen even more dangerous. Like, can you imagine having to respect Josh Allen going one way and take one Barkley's goal in the other, you know, on his own read? Like stuff like that. Like I think it would make them so much more dangerous. And you know, like, so I'd be interested if I were Buffalo in either looking at drafting one high next year or, I mean, look like Barkley is going to be available, you know, is it, is it worth taking a look at, you know, especially cause the guy played in your offense in New York the last couple of years. Yeah. I just feel, and again, I think it's one of those situations where Buffalo needs a little grace. Like this team has been exhausted. This team has been up against it for years. What they went through last year. I mean, there was always going to be a hangover and who knows, maybe they turn it on and they figure things out down the stretch, but I had them going nine and eight and missing the playoffs and my, my predictions. And I just felt like that was, I, I, I just felt there was a three week stretch there though, Connor, where they looked spectacular. There was. Where they beat the Raiders. I mean, so maybe they can recapture that with the Raiders, the dolphins and someone else, but they, when they put their foot on the gas, they're as impressive as anybody. Like I thought we saw during that three week stretch, like they still have that team we saw playing Kansas city on that night three years ago. Like I think we saw, they still have that in them somewhere. It's just, I can't explain why they can't summon it a little bit more consistently right now. And I do think the injury issues on defense play into it and, you know, sort of force the, the offense to, I think play like, like, like try to clear a higher bar on a more consistent basis. But it'd be interesting to see what happens if they can, if they can somehow summon that when it matters most, you know, because it is a team that like, if they were to like stumble around for the next month and then like sneak into the playoffs as a wild card, I guarantee you they're the team that like the four division champions wouldn't want to, wouldn't want to draw on the first round. No doubt. Um, Cowboys Eagles and here's, I don't know if you're, I don't know if you're like me and no matter what I, the, the new, having the direct TV on YouTube, having Sunday Ticket on YouTube TV is really nice. I like it. My problem is if there is a game on the big TV, I can't watch a game. Like if there's a local game on the big TV, I can't watch a different game on laptop. I think it's just a, like a size thing or how my attention is diverted. Wait a second. So you can't watch. So if there's, so the giants of the jets, I'm in New Jersey, right? So you have like the multi view on one TV, right? Then you have on the other TV, you have the local game. So my, my setup is I'm at the dining room table, which is right near my TV. Okay. So on the big screen we have the local game, which is jets or giants. And then on the laptop you have the four.
"cj" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"Hello, and welcome to the MMQV NFL podcast. I'm Connor Orr. Albert Breer is here. And what better way to bring in my insufferable Ohio State fan co-host than by talking about CJ Stroud. There's no other place to start, Albert. This guy's going to take over the NFL. 470 yards, five touchdowns, rookie yardage record. And I mean, I would call it the game of the week. I mean, sure, there are more important things to talk about here, but the Texans beat the Buccaneers. And that was the game of the week. It was weird because I remember thinking, so like the Baker leads the team down the field. And I almost felt like the story was going to be like, wow, maybe Baker Mayfield, the back half of the season can really do something with the Bucks. And they're right in the NFC South race. And then, you know, you look and it's like, okay, there's 46 seconds left, two timeouts. There's no way they're going to win. But maybe I think he was within 30 yards of the rookie single game passing record. So that'd be cool. So it's like, maybe we come out of this and the two stories are CJ breaks the record. And then Baker obviously has maybe his biggest day as a Buccaneer. What he did at the end of that game was freaking ridiculous. I mean, I don't know how many quarterbacks are capable of doing that, but I don't think the list is very long, Connor. I mean, I don't know. I'm as caught off guard by this as everybody because, you know, I think back to one game I can think of that was either two games that were like this for him at Ohio State. There was the Rose Bowl where they came from way back against Utah. And then the next year, last year, there was the loss of Georgia in the Peach Bowl. And it just, I don't know what clicked for him, but it feels like that's him every game now, you know, and to make the throws to Tankdale down the stretch with no timeouts, right? Like, so what were they at the, they were right around midfield, right? With no timeouts left, they had to burn the two timeouts because Dalton, he threw twice to Dalton Schultz underneath that they were inbounds. And so they burned the two timeouts to get to midfield. And you're thinking, okay, like they're just going to throw it in the end zone now. And I almost, I almost can't decide which of the last two throws is more impressive. The one where the Buccaneers were in too deep and you hit the receiver as his foot's dragging on the sideline. So I, this is like a whole shot. It was like, for people who don't know, like it was, that was into like, like a very small dead spot in the coverage, far, far away from where CJ Stroud was standing. Right. And so for me, you know, that encapsulated the day because my takeaway on Stroud was, it's not that we didn't know he could do this, but it was the nature of doing these all back to back to back to back to back. The Texans had 10 points with 12 minutes to go in the third quarter and CJ Stroud had one touchdown. He finished the game with five touchdowns, 470 yards, and the Texans had 39 points. And it was that the, the first touchdown of the second half where I think it was, uh, Dell as well. And you have them on the go ball into the corner of the end zone from like 40 yards out flat footed to like the way he threw that. Like it looked like he was almost like, like the, the body position he threw that from, he didn't need to put anything into it. He just like kind of flipped his wrist from a standing still position and put it in the back corner of the end zone. I mean, the degree, the degree of difficulties on some of these throws is ridiculous. If I'm a coach, it's not, again, that the numbers had scared me. It's the fact that he was able to put together a bunch of elite throws in a short period of time under duress and against a very good defensive coach. And I think that all that combined together. So I got in a little bit of trouble. I posted that, uh, I wrote about Stroud and then I said, no way. You actually got some blowback right now. I think he is a top eight quarterback at this exact moment. Okay. Factoring in all the injuries.
A highlight from CJ Stroud Ascends & Vikings Avoid Rebuild
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A highlight from Clippers Land Harden & Grizzlies Injury Woes
"He's not having to go and You know d up CJ McCollum for example or somebody of that ilk so I think he's gonna be able to To do this pretty regularly And I it had to but I was watching between that first and second quarter like just seeing how calm Golden State was not having to like rush back in like Steph Curry or rush back in Draymond Green or one of their starters you can play Chris Paul and Four reserves and do what they did I think in that stretch They were like plus six between the minute Steph Curry went out and the minute Steph Curry went back on the floor came back on the floor so Rowan I just think this is a You know this has the potential to to me I didn't know if the wars were gonna be better with Chris Paul because Jordan Poole You know did have his moments, and he's an improving scorer and all that stuff But you know this version of Chris Paul if the Warriors stay healthy with their their starting lineup It's a better fit than Jordan Poole is for it's not just a moving one long -term contract for a shorter one It's a better fit than Jordan Poole was I Agree, and I just think it makes everyone's life easier Including Chris Paul. He's still averaging over eight assists a game, which is kind of crazy Right now right now. He's at around roughly 30 minutes a night Which would be a career low, and I'm willing to bet that gets even lower. Yeah, it's just It makes too much sense again. I'm interested to see if he's closing alongside Chris Paul In these closing lineups, I mean it could be moody moody has been fantastic long time in guys I mean yeah, yes as long as I curry could be moody could be comingo So I'm so interested to see who closes because I don't think they're gonna go the Draymond Looney look All the time, but It's a it's a good problem for them to have right now because the time by the way I love that you know even with clay out Steve Kerr put moody in the starting lineup like yeah This is now Chris Paul's role like he's yeah, I'm not gonna jerk him around in and on the lineup You know maybe there's a long -term injury you put him right, but just for short -term stuff You're gonna start somebody else and keep Chris Paul in that spot I think it's only the more time he spends in that role the more comfortable. He's going to be the better. He's gonna be Plus 1 ,300 then plus 1 ,300 that's crazy That's crazy. Who was the who the frontrunners for six man like a manual quickly like I mean It's like the problem is it just always goes to guys who score a lot But it you know, I think it'll be incumbent on they'll be like a hearing kind of touch. Yes They'll be like a nostalgia vote first Yeah They're like top three and Chris Paul's like up there giving you 13 I know seven and five and I think that the like the same way that it took a while for Cy Young winners where you were getting guys that you know, was it Felix? Hernandez one year that had Like he went like 13 and 12 and won the Cy Young and it was kind of threw everybody off That he did or it didn't throw everybody off There were a lot of the new wave kind of new age guys that you know baseball I've always thought was ahead of basketball as far as the way analytics are used and I feel like we're just starting to see that turn with Basketball guys where that have an element of defense to their game I don't know It'll probably still take a while but like the Lou Williams prototype May not win the award for the next 10 years the way it's been for the last 10 or 15 or like Jamal Crawford and god bless him Like I think we all have been fans of him over the course of his career and and stuff but I think that it's starting to shift and I think Brock didn't quickly were kind of of that ill to have like guys that play some defense They put up numbers, too That's where I'm saying and I think quite frankly Rohan pointed it out If Chris Paul at times is not out there as part of their ending five That's the sort of thing I'd see is potentially cutting into his argument of it's a team that is really loaded Also on the wing sometime, you know Just where if he's not part of that that closing five does that hurt his case if he's hurt Because he's Chris Paul and he's older and misses a couple weeks does that hurt his case if someone like quickly is playing 80 games and Scoring more than him and plays really good defense.
"cj" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
"I don't want to jump to conclusions here, but seeing the Mikko Ryans, they sort of look like the Niners, like how fast they play. It's just like you see an operation that's really crisp and it seems like everybody's moving in the same direction. I've always felt like that was the most impressive thing about the Niners is how fast everybody seems to play relative to what their actual speed is. It seems like everyone they put out on the field knows what they're doing. That's why the Trey Lance thing was so striking. You watch Trey Lance play and it was kind of antithetical to what they are. That's why I think Brock Purdy is really good. Brock Purdy plays fast. I think you're seeing a lot of that with the way the Texans play. I'll tell you, CJ had a reputation of being a little bit of a seven-on-seven quarterback for most of his time at Ohio State. I don't know what happened, but he was a totally different player against Georgia in the bowl game. He played unbelievable against Georgia in the bowl game. He looked almost like there was this, I'm just going to go play. If I have to run, I'm going to run. I'm just going to let it all hang out and see what happens. I'm seeing that same player now. It's almost like something turned on for him that day. Going into that game against that level of competition, which was the best team that he would play as a college player. Getting to play Georgia that year, last year. Now you see him playing against the NFL competition and it looks the same. He's playing fast and the arm talent has always been there, but how quick it's just clicked for him. It's really impressive. You've got to give the young offensive coordinator there a try too, don't you? Sure do. Bobby Slowik. He's having a great season. I think that's a guy who, when he went with D'Amico Ryans to Houston, everyone was like, he's not going to be there for very long. Just letting you guys know. Hopefully you have a backup plan. Speaking of San Francisco, 49ers beat the Cardinals 35-16.
"cj" Discussed on The MMQB NFL Podcast
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A highlight from New England's Historic Loss & CJ Stroud Breaks Out
"Hello and welcome to the MMQB NFL podcast. I'm Conroe. That's my dog Ernie upstairs barking at the FedEx guy. Albert Breer's here and I'm going to start in New York because Albert I can't believe that we're still doing this Taylor Swift thing. And now the NFL is doing the Taylor Swift thing. Do you see that they are their subhead on their Twitter pages. The Chiefs are now 2 -0 as Swifties. I did not see that but I am more and more. It's fake. I think so too. I think on Friday like the radio show I did in Boston. They leave me at the like and these guys are really creative and they kind of like took me through their full like tinfoil hat like conspiracy theory. You know like you know what this actually really makes sense. Like because the NFL has forever chased the female demographic and they've struggled to get it. And they know that there's nothing more buzz worthy on that side of the aisle than Taylor Swift. And they were shameless enough to cut like I mean we've seen some of their shameless acts over the years to try and get the female audience. And this wouldn't even rank in like the top 10. You know what I mean like this would just be sort of par for the course that they would do something like this. So I really like I am officially on this Monday morning Connor especially after the 10 million shots that box last night. I'm all the way there. This is all fake. This is all like this is all contrived. This is it. Everyone wins situation. Taylor gets to promote her movie. What else is it? There's one other thing right is a new album coming out. I can't keep track of all of this. I have no idea. OK. So Taylor gets to promote that stuff with a different demographic. Right. Like football different demographics different than hers. The NFL gets to try to take a swing at the female audience. And then Travis Kelsey gets an enormous benefit from this. Travis Kelsey's following has exploded. Nine hundred thousand new followers. This is like an everyone wins situation. And it's all fake. A 14 point 14 whatever place jump in Jersey sales. Like we were taught in school to follow the money and it's right out in front of us. Like it's like you know we're not even it's not even like they're hiding it. And I think I'm only read some of this stuff sometimes, though, and like like over the last week, like actually clicking on some like people dot com links, you know, I've seen some stories she reads. And I always think that the page six type stuff, you know, and I always think it's funny when there's like an insider into somebody's relationship, like who would be the insider into your relationship? Connor, I, you know, when they when they when they when they put sources into your relation and then people's relationships. Yeah, the sources be I mean, it would be like my neighbor or like my mom or my wife's mom. It would be like, yeah, I think I think they're fighting, you know. Yeah. Yeah. I don't have a publicist. I always think that's great. Like is the sources into the like the insiders into the relationship? Like is that person like just coming over and hanging out on a Tuesday or something and that makes them an insider? So Brian Costello, who's awesome, Jets beat writer for the New York Post, and he tweeted the the bio for the NFL's Twitter page, which is the Chiefs two and O's Swifties. And he's totally right. This is the kind of stuff that fuels nutjob conspiracy theorists, not just the ones with the podcast. But the fans who watched that game last night and saw their saw the outcome derailed by an extraordinarily questionable call on Sauce Gardner. And listen, I'm not saying it's good, bad, right, wrong or indifferent. But if you're a Jets fan and you've already seen your entire season railroaded by the NFL's greed and desire to milk whatever they can out of this franchise and you had to do hard knocks. Every single game is on prime time. Your schedule is ridiculous, ridiculously front loaded and impossible at the beginning. You know, I don't know what else you could think right now other than your team is just being actively manipulated by by the league. And listen, I don't believe it. You know, Andy Benoit and I used to fight about the I used to get him going on the NFL's fake thing a while back. We had a lively discussion about that after Peyton Manning's second Super Bowl. But I don't believe it. I'm not one of those people. Well, you're not making them go away. I just noticed I just went to the NFL's Twitter page. It is now the header is three shots of tail left. And like if you look at the bio, I think this is a tailor. I think this is a tailor reference. We had the best day with you today. Maybe is that a reference? I think it has to be right to be clear. I'm not anti Taylor Swift. I think she's a fine musician. Yeah, I think she's a genius. Like, yeah, I think she's a legitimate genius and everything she touches turns to gold. And there's a reason for it. She's obviously incredible. Yeah, I just don't like I want you know what? I think I'm hot, too, because I'm coming off the I wrote about the way those are the lyrics to it. Those are those are lyrics from a Taylor Swift song titled The Best Day. Okay, I think I'm just a little hot coming off the Toy Story broadcast, too. Did you did you catch any of that? I was actually coaching third grade football during the Toy Story. Okay, good. Yeah, I threw that on and I was just like, what are they doing? And I get it. You're trying to get kids to watch football. But how about just allowing kids to watch football or to have kids play football and not to watch like a I mean, the technology was incredible. But it like it looked like a like a like Minecraft, you know, and like I just felt like I watch it with my son for a minute. And I was like, they're trying to just it's like cocoa melon. They're just trying to hypnotize them. So we we bang that thing fast. I mean, I just feel like that's like there are some people at the league office who don't have enough to do. And that's how things like that wind up coming to life. Like like fix, fix the problems. Like we're focused on Taylor Swift and the Toy Story broadcast, like like digital chains so that like chains don't break during the game. Grass fields like like like fix the actual problems with the games. My God. Anyway, twenty three twenty, the Chiefs beat the Jets. The Jets fall to one in three. The Chiefs are three and one. I think my takeaway from this game is the takeaway that everybody had, which was this was a feisty, very feisty Zach Wilson game. I think that Robert Sala, to me, win or lose, just earns so much credit because during the week he knew he was going to get demolished. And he said, you don't throw people away. You just don't throw people away. And I give him so much credit because honestly, this is job on the line stuff. And he stuck with Zach Wilson. He dug in. There was no sample size. And Zach played really well. I was very happy for them. And look, like I think that the biggest problem that Robert Sala had was like, can he continue to sell Zach Wilson to the locker room? Because the premise of that entire team, the construction of that team this year was we're going for it. Right. So there are guys in that locker room like Allen Lazard and Adrian Amos and Randall Cobb, guys that were like that are older vets that are there to chase the ring. And like guys like that aren't going to have patience. They don't care what this means for your franchise in 2025. They care about right now. And the younger guys in the roster are going to be worried about what's going to get them in a position to get paid. So it can be hard to sell a developing quarterback to a locker room. And I'll give Robert Sala credit for standing by Zach Wilson, because if he didn't do that, like it would have been impossible. It would have been impossible for Zach in that locker room. you And, know, it sort of made me think of something I said earlier in the day about how Josh Dobbs should get us to question everything about how we develop quarterbacks, how the NFL develops quarterbacks, how the NFL nurtures quarterbacks. Because, you know, you have this guy in Josh Dobbs who got what, six years to kind of learn away from the bright lights. And then because he was on different teams, because he had different experiences, because he was developed away from game action, because people invested in him, because he had a chance and people had patience with him. And, you know, every single movement of his wasn't, you know, litigated on a public level on a week to week basis. You know, he had a chance to kind of get better in the background. And now you have a guy who's so adaptable that he could be traded a week before the season and start and take maybe the worst roster in the league and have a competitive over the first month of the season. It really like to me, like looking at Josh Dobbs makes you question everything. And so if six years can do that for Josh Dobbs, why are we throwing guys out after two or three years? That's what I don't get about it. It's fair to make an assessment on a guy and say, like, he sucks now. But to say guys never going to be good, just ignore so much history. You know, like Alex Smith is a phenomenal example of it. Right. Like how many times was he given up on in San Francisco? Yeah. Like, oh, he can't play. But no one was looking at the fact that like he had five coordinators his first five years in the league. He had two head coaches. Everything was completely unstable around him. And then Jim Harbaugh gets there in 2011 says, no, I'm sticking with him. And he takes off and then he's in the league for another decade as a starter. You know, like it's just we have so many examples of the of why we shouldn't make definitive and declarative statements about young quarterbacks. And yet we do it over and over and over again. And like I do, I think like the intention of the Jets in the first place was we have to press the pause button with Zach Wilson. We may have wronged him by playing him too fast. Right. And by putting too much on him too early. And so the whole intention on bringing him back this year was to allow him the chance to do the Josh jobs and develop in the background for a year or two. And that got blown up. But just because that plan got blown up like that's not Zach Wilson's fault. That plan got blown up. It's not anybody's fault. So now you're going to just completely throw the kid out. Why? Because Aaron Rodgers got hurt. There's a lot of like really faulty logic that goes into the way that he's been talked about over the last couple of weeks, I think. I agree. I'm not just saying this because I wrote about it, but to not even, you know, I think we're in such a easy Twitter dunk society that when Zach Wilson and Nathaniel Hackett get paired up, everyone's just like, oh, this is going to be terrible. And without looking at any of the history of any of these guys. The AFC championship came with Blake, Blake Bortles. He got Ryan Nassib drafted out of Syracuse. I went to Syracuse. Do you know who was the quarter? The last quarterback drafted before Ryan Nassib, Donovan McNabb, Donovan McNabb. I was going to say I was going to say Troy Nunes. Like I think drafted as a quarterback. I think there was a couple of quarterbacks that turned into tight ends, but in literally broke all the school records with this guy. And then he got Kyle Wharton, I believe, to the doorstep of the playoffs. Yeah. Two MVPs with Aaron Rodgers after he was lost in the woods for a little while. The guy's good at what he does, you know, and we're seeing in Denver now, who knows? Make your own judgments about what happened there. But I think that this thing could work like, OK, yeah. The Jets are one in three, but their schedule softens up a little bit. They played a lot of their best defenses up front. You know, Zach Wilson is going to look bad against the Cowboys, but how many other people are going to look really bad against the Cowboys? Right. And now in the next few games, like they have the Broncos coming up. I mean, Zach Wilson could could legitimately put up 50 points against that team. The Eagles, who are really good defense giants, Jets, Giants before Halloween, which if he can handle the pressure. I think that's coming off a buy, too. So it's coming off a buy. You know what Wink Martindale is going to do. He does it well, but you know what he's going to do. And then the Chargers November six, the Raiders November 12th. You don't play a really good team. You play the Eagles in the bills in the next month and a half. Otherwise, you're good. Well, we're kind of like that's like and that was the whole logic behind this. And I think we talked about this last week. To me, the problem with going away from Zach Wilson, like in the whole in the first place, was a there's no better option out there right now. Right. And B, once you go away from him, you can't go back again. You know, so I think so. I think so. I knew that like it was if we bench him in consecutive years, we can't sell him to the locker room again.
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We did the big chill. It was very, very exciting. I have Kyle Brandt coming on Monday's podcast. I'm just gonna tell you the movie now because it is gonna be the best moment of your weekend if you spent two hours watching this classic. We're doing Toy Soldiers. It really brings everything possible to the table. So if you wanna watch it ahead of time, there it is. That podcast is going up Monday night. If you wanna hear stuff about the debate, we have Tara Paul and Mary's podcast, Somebody's Gotta Win. That reacted to it as well as the press box with Brian Curtis and David Shoemaker. So there you go. Our debate coverage has been on point. Also, higher learning. Van and Rachel had Larry Elder on this weekend. It made a lot of noise, man. That podcast is great. I hope you check that out as well. Hope you're checking out theringer .com. And on this podcast, gonna talk about the dame trade at the top. We're gonna bring in Ben Thompson from the Techery newsletter, which he's been on this podcast I think four weeks ago. And he's a huge Bucks fan. He's gonna give the Bucks fan side of things. We're gonna do million dollar picks. And then old friend Seth Meyers talking about a whole bunch of stuff. So really good podcast. It's all next. First, our friends from Pro Jam. What's up? All right, I'm taping this on Thursday afternoon. Normally when there's a big MBA trade, I always do the emergency trade reaction right after the podcast. But we just put up a podcast on Tuesday. So I decided to play it a little differently this time. I wanted a little distance, I wanted to listen to stuff, read stuff, and try to form some big picture opinions coming out of this. So I have four smaller ones, then one big one. First one, I thought Portland did an incredible job with this trade. I really liked this trade, especially everyone was trying to bully them in June and July about, oh, you got to take Miami's offer. You just got to. It's where he wants to go. It's the only offer you're going to get. And guess what? They waited. They played it perfectly. They stared Miami down, and they got a much better deal. First of all, they get the Drew Holiday piece that they can flip into a bunch out of their stuff, which we'll talk about in one second. I love the DeAndre Ayton gamble. As you know, on this podcast, I am a big DeAndre Ayton guy. Not in the sense of I'm the biggest fan of his in the world, but I'm a fan of the asset. I just think I love the valued assets, no matter what it is. Whatever market we're talking about, DeAndre Ayton, 18 and 10 for his career, 60 % field goals percentage, 25 years old. He's played in 45 playoff games. He played four rounds in the 2021 finals. Last year, he got his ass kicked by Jokic. Oh, sorry. Like, that never happens. And Phoenix just sold on him, which I can't wait to talk about. But just from a Portland standpoint, they not only get Ayton in whatever they get for holiday, they get the 29 first, they get the two swaps, and they dump Nurkic. Nurkic hasn't had a healthy start to finish all the way through the playoffs here since 2018, which I'm positive was a long time ago. He's basically 12 and 8. He's, you know, a 50 % shooter. I made a list of the top 30 centers. I encourage you to do this at home, because what's more fun than making lists of NBA centers? I can't imagine anything. I made a list of who I thought were the best assets of the center position for talent, contract, everything. He was 29th on my list. The only person I had ahead of him who's technically a starter, unless you start talking about the Detroit or Charlotte guys, was Zubats on the Clippers. I thought he was the 29th best center asset in the league. And Phoenix, you know, just quickly to go to them, they're trying to win this year. They got worse. They turned Ayton's money into Nurkic and Grayson Allen and Nasir Little. Grayson Allen, we already know with him, he can't play in playoff series. We saw him 22. We saw it last year. I heard and read in some places like that, I got two rotation players. Did they? Is Nurkic a playoff rotation player? Is Grayson Allen a playoff rotation player? Because I'm positive he's not. So for the same money that they were spending on Ayton, they got three guys that I don't think are going to help them. In 25, the money comes down a little bit to 23 million just for Nurkic and Little, which is 7 million less than Ayton. And then in 26, that money goes up to 25 .5. But I don't understand what Phoenix was doing. Why not wait to see if Ayton clicks with Vogel? Vogel has such a good history with centers. He rejuvenated Dwight Howard on the 2020 Lakers. He basically created Roy Hibbert's career in 2013 with the defense verticality thing. I thought he was going to do a good job with Ayton. I'm stunned that they gave up on him. I'm almost waiting for one of those, now they tell us stories when, you know, that's where Brian Curtis calls them, where like a week after something happens, there's this kind of notebook dump where it's like, here's seven terrible DeAndre Ayton stories. So maybe that'll happen. But for Phoenix just to be like, cool, we locked this down, man. We got Nurkic. You're trying to win the title. You have KD and Booker and Beal. And like, what are you guys doing? Anyway, from Portland's standpoint, I love the Ayton thing. I love that they didn't get bullied. And I know they're going to turn Drew Holliday into something. So this to me was at least an A minus for them, for where they were two months ago, where Dave's like, I want to go to Miami. That's it. And if you don't trade me there, that's kind of fucked up. And they made this work as it got reported that, uh, I think in the athletic, that he expanded his list to Brooklyn and to Milwaukee in the last two weeks. And that's what Portland was waiting on. You know, they were banking on the fact that he's a competitive dude. He's one of the best 75 pairs ever. He wanted a situation settled. So, you know, you wait, you wait, you wait, they expand the list and then you go. Uh, there's a Drew Holliday piece to this. That's awesome. He becomes a contender prize. I wouldn't call this a Drew Holliday sweepstakes. I reserved sweepstakes for the superstars, but it's a mini sweepstakes. This is somebody that could have a huge impact on the playoff race. You know, not only the usual suspects, everybody's talking about Boston, ironically, Miami is a really good fit for him. And in some ways, um, I'm a little more scared of them with Miami than Dame in some ways, especially at a much cheaper contract with giving up less and keeping some of their assets. Philly, if they could pull it off, they have to be in there in Golden State, Minnesota. I think I have to mention Sacramento, I think is a team that if they could figure out how to get Drew without giving up their core, which is basically Keegan Murray and Sabonis and Fox, like that's, you know, could Davion Mitchell be in that trade with some, with a salary and some picks, who knows. The team that I love for Drew Holliday is OKC. I have OKC, you know, I started doing my MBA research for the over -under spot and I haven't landed on a number for them yet, but to me, they feel like a high forties team with Chet and with the growth of their young guys. And if you just like, let's say they traded Lou Dort and a bunch of their picks, maybe two firsts and two of their lesser picks or three firsts and a second, whatever it is. And they just say, fuck it. And they get Drew and you put him with Giddy and SGA and Jalen fucking awesome Williams and Chet Holmgren and all these other dudes they have, that might be a top three team in the West. I mean, that, that's starting to give me some early 2010s OKC vibes. So where he goes is going to be important. I just feel like there was so much Drew Holliday slander the last couple of days. You know, he's one of my favorite players. Even Haralabob, who was the chairman of the board of the Drew Holliday fan club for years and would have the benefit dinners there and, you know, just did a lot of yeoman's work on that front. And even he was like, yeah, yeah, Dame's better than Drew. That trade makes sense for Milwaukee. I was hurt, Haralabob. I was 100 % hurt by that. But you know, Drew got his ass kicked by Jimmy Butler in the playoffs last year. I get it. It happens. Jimmy was unbelievable. I feel like he would have kicked anybody's ass. By the way, why is Drew Holliday guarding Jimmy Butler? That speaks more to some of the issues with Milwaukee. He was never supposed to be a point guard and a creator. I think he was always better as an off -the -ball guy. We saw that with Rondo and New Orleans and just in general. I want to see him with a point guard. I want to see him just being unleashed, not having the ball a lot, just worrying about hitting threes, being an occasional, you know, make -shit -happen guy and being like the third or fourth best guy on a team without having the offensive responsibility to have. All their half court issues got blamed on him for the last couple of years. And I get it. They weren't like an awesome half -court team, even the other one in the finals, but I really value that dude. I had him, even I did the trade value list in August and I had him 37th and I had Dame 23rd. I think he's one of the best 30 players in the league still. He's 33 years old, which, you know, I'm going to talk in a second about when guards hit their mid -30s, but just in general, I think he's a real asset. If he goes to a team like the Celtics and they can keep Derek White and Tatum and Brown in the center, it's like, look out, man. So little mini sweepstakes, rarely do we get the trade, but then we still get another asset to talk about. Thank you for everyone involved in the trade. And then the fourth small point is just that, you know, not rocket science, Milwaukee bought some Giannis time here. They have one of the best 20 players of all time. They were staring down the barrel of a situation that was not good. I was talking about it on this podcast in late June and early July. I thought he was going to put them on the clock. I thought Mark Lasry selling his stake was a really bad sign for all of this because that dude is smart. As I laid out in June, that guy is really smart. And if he's feeling like, you know what, it's time for me to sell my buck stock, that makes me nervous. And then all the stuff that Giannis said and did, which I thought he did really fairly and really smartly. And I think that dude's about titles and that's it. And I know we say that about players, but I think in his case, I don't think he cares about, you know, what's my legacy, how do I compare against Dirk DeWhisky, any of that stuff. I just think he wants more rings. I mean, think about the guys who have won two rings out of the best 35 guys on my list of my pyramid. Those are all guys in my top 35 that won multiple wings. You go to the one -ring side, Jerry West, Oscar, Moses, Dirk, Jokic, Giannis, Pettit, Garnett, Kawhi, Rick Barry. That's the list he's on now. I certainly don't think he's looking at that list going, I got to get away from these guys, but it's a slightly different list. I think when you win multiple rings in multiple situations, it elevates you in a certain way. I think he fundamentally understands that at least a little bit. I want to be the best player since LeBron James. I think that's a thing that he wants. How am I going to do that? I need more rings. I need more finals trips. He knew from last year and maybe even the Boston series that they just weren't good enough. Whether this trade is going to be the thing that propels them, we'll find out, but he's been in the league 10 years, two MVPs, five first teams, two second teams, and now we have this little two -year window. Kawhi and the Raptors was a one -year window. This is a two -year window, I feel like. With Giannis, he's got two years left in his deals. So does Lopez. Middleton has two in a player option. Dame's got two, and then this crazy $120 million player option extension thingy that he has that just keeps going and going. It's probably two years. There's a world where this could go terribly this season, at least for what the expectations are, and then maybe it becomes Kawhi, Raptors. Maybe Giannis is like, you know what? That didn't work. Trade me. And the Bucks, who have no picks left and no future, they look at it next summer, and they go, all right. We tried it. Giannis, what can we get for you? Dame, what can we get? And they just do a reboot, rehaul. Remember, they won in 2021, which just takes so much pressure out of this. It's so much different than the Clippers situation, where they went all in on Kawhi and Paul George. They give up all those picks and SGA, and they've gotten nothing out of it. They haven't even made the finals. So it's got to happen. I think they at least probably have to make the finals. If they get bounced in round two, do I think Giannis is going to stay because they made this Dame -Mower trade? Probably not. So that leads to the big question, is how good of a trade was this? So there's a big picture angle on Dame, and it's going to sound negative, but I really don't want it to sound negative because I think Dame, I voted for him for NBA Top 75. I think he's been one of the best guards in the last 15 years. I think there's a ton of great things you can say, and there's a chance that he goes to Milwaukee, and this thing is fucking awesome. I know any Celtic fan I've talked to, including Isaiah, who's helping produce this podcast today, the Giannis -Dame pick and roll is just terrifying. Other than Jokic and Murray, it's going to be the single most unstoppable offensive play in the league. It is. We are conceding that point. The spot Dame is in right now, big picture -wise, it's weird. He's a superstar, but he's not, and we've seen guys like this before. I judge superstars by, do you have the resume statistically, and is your team succeeding consistently at a certain level? You can't totally say that about Dame. He's never been on a 55 -win team. He's missed the playoffs completely four times in 11 years. He said three first -round exits. He made the Final Four once in 2019, which was really lucky because Golden State and Houston were the two best teams, and then they got smoked. He's never been on a true contender ever. Instinctively, you go, well, that's not his fault. Who's he played with? Well, he played with LaMarcus Aldridge and CJ McCollum and a couple other guys, but not really anybody. The reason I'm putting this up is there's a success element that he has not had yet that for somebody with his resume is actually kind of unusual. I went and I looked up how many guards in the history of the league averaged 22 points a game for their career and played at least 700 games. I thought the list would be like 20. I didn't know. I didn't know what I was walking into. Only I think 75 guys have averaged 22 a game. So I went and I looked up the list, and it was 10 guys, 700 games, 22 a game for their career. There were some guys who came close like David Thompson, who I think is one of the best guards I've seen in the last 45 years, but had a short career and had some drug issues. He didn't make it. He didn't play enough games. Pete Maravich, 24 .2 points a game, but he didn't play enough games. Kyrie hasn't played enough games yet. Bradley Beale is five games away. I'm actually kind of glad the cutoff's at 700 so we don't have to talk about him. And then Mitchell and Trey Young aren't there yet. There's only 10 guys that made it, and the 10 guys are all fucking awesome. And again, I mentioned this in the context of Dame, who we think he is versus the success he's had. So the 10 guys, Michael Jordan, 30 .1, Jerry West, 27 .1, Allen Averson, 26 .7, George Gervin, 26 .2, Oscar Robertson, 25 .7, Kobe, 25 .0, Harden, 24 .7, Curry, 24 .6, Wade, 22, barely made it, and Russ, 22 .4, and then Dame is at 25 again. All right, what does he not have that those other guys have? Well, MJ, don't need to talk about him. Don't need to talk about Jerry West, who's the freaking logo. Allen Averson, pretty good comparison, right? Big stats, really memorable player, but not a ton of success. Here's the difference. Averson made the finals once. He won an MVP. Dame has done neither of those things. George Gervin was the best scoring guard of the 70s. He made two final fours. He had some bad luck. He really, in 79, really should have came close. And some of it's on him, right? He could have come through. Bobby Dandridge is the one that ended up coming through for the Bullets. They lose. But two final fours, he had four top five MVP finishes, five first teams, four second teams. He was just unassailably the best guard in the league until MJ. Oscar Robertson, don't need to go through him, but he won a ring and an MVP. Kobe, five rings and an MVP. Eleven first teams for Kobe, by the way. James Harden, three final fours, an MVP, six top five MVP finishes, six first team MBAs. And even though Harden has never made the finals as the best guy, he made it with OKC as the sixth man, you could build a contender around Harden. We saw it. We haven't really seen it with Dame. I think that's a fair thing to bring up. Curry, four rings, two MVPs, you know, the Curry thing. Dwayne Wade, three rings, two top five MVPs, two first teams, three second teams. He's more in the Dame waters a little bit, but he had the 2006 finals and he was the second best guy with LeBron on those heat teams. And then Westbrook, who you would say, well, Dame had a better career than Westbrook. Did he? Westbrook made the finals in 2012. He was second best guy on that team. Almost made the finals in 2016. He won an MVP. He had two first teams and five second teams. It's at least like a real argument. And I think when you look at Dame, he only had that one 2019 round three, got bounced. He's only had one top five MVP finish. He's only had one first team MBA and four second team MBAs. Really, really good top 75 career. But the piece that's missing is, have you been on a really good team? Have you made a real run at it? Which is why, you know, I think this Milwaukee trade is so much fun. This is his real chance. I get nervous about a couple things with this trade. One is that, you know, if you look at the 33 and older guards who average 22 points a game in a season. Jordan did it twice. Curry did it twice. Still going. Kobe did it three times. Jerry West twice. Sam Jones once. Hal Greer once. That's the entire list. Now the NBA is different. We have more three -pointers now. It's easier to score. Scoring is the easiest it's ever been. Guys can play at a longer age. So I'm not ruling out Dane being good for the next three years. But just pointing out, history is saying, be a little nervous. In general with guards, like Chris Paul, we saw from age 35 to 36 to 37, like it just dropped. But that's two years older than Dane. Maybe it's fine. I just worry about guards. We have not a lot of instances with guards in their mid -30s of them either peaking as players or being able to sustain whatever success they had during their prime. It always starts to go down with really no exceptions, except for Steph Curry. He's the only non -exception. So if your case is Dane's as good as Steph Curry, or Dane can be as potent as Steph Curry on a winning team, like, you know, Steph Curry is better than Dane, but I'm not going to argue that he couldn't do a lot of the stuff that Curry did in Golden State. The bigger issue for me, the age I'm definitely worried about. Dane has not been healthy the last couple of years, and we have not seen him play nine straight months at playoff basketball with a big bullseye on his back. Everybody coming after you, you're the best team. We haven't seen him do that ever, much less than the last couple of seasons. So can he stay up? Can he stay healthy? That's one thing. The defense with Dane just got kind of swept under the rug the last couple days, and I don't really understand it because there's five categories of defensive player I feel like. There's excellent, there's good, there's average, there's not so good, and then there's bad. And I think Dane's a bad defender. I think the stats back it up. Like, his defensive rating last year was 245 out of the guards. He's the 245th guard for defensive rating. You know, 117 .4 individual defensive rating is 483 overall. Portland's team's always defensively, it was the Achilles heel for them. Partly because of Dane, because he couldn't guard anybody. He's too small. And, you know, think about what we saw from the playoffs the last couple years. I think about the 2020 bubble Celtics playoffs, not infrequently, because I think that team had a chance to potentially win a title. What happened? Everyone hunted Kemba Walker. It was hunting season. It's like, where is he? Got to get a switch. Got to get Kemba Walker guarding somebody who's bigger, or got to beat him off the dribble, and it just became a hunt session with him. And basically, he got played out of the league. He's not in the league anymore. You know, we had this with Isaiah Thomas, too, in the mid -2010s. I think it's been an issue with Kyrie Irving. The Celtics certainly went at him in the playoff series with Brooklyn a couple years ago. Curry, you saw, who I think is a better defender than people give him credit for, but the And he's a much better defender than Dame is. Jordan Poole is somebody that got hunted in playoff series recently. Chris Paul, obviously, is a big one. Jalen Brunson, remember what the Heat did to him? Mitchell, when he was on Utah, this was a huge issue. And then Trae Young, obviously. My fear with Dame is he's a DH, and I think in Portland, part of the reasons he was able to put up the stats he did was because he wasn't playing defense, right? It was just, how many points can I score? My team isn't very good, and I'm just going to do my thing. He's an incredible offensive player. But how much of a trade -off is the defense, right? Well, you think, all right, well, Milwaukee, they're really good defensively. They'll be able to protect him. Here's the team. Giannis, Dame, Lopez, Portis, Middleton, Conaton, Beauchamp, Crowder. Who's guarding Trae Young on this team? Who's guarding Jason Tatum? Here's a partial list of guys that I don't think this team will be able to guard this season. Devin Booker, Tatum, Butler, Trae Young, Kyrie, Curry. Who's going to be chasing Curry around the screens? Dame lowered? Good luck. SGA, Luca, Mitchell, Murray, Edwards, Brunson, Ja, Garland, Fox, Halburn. Are they going to be able to cover Derek White? I don't know. The way this team is constructed, they are not going to have the ability to guard other guards at all, which means they're just going to have to be in a shooting match with them, right? It's going to be not much different than what's going to happen with Phoenix, where they're just literally going to have to outscore the other team. I've just watched too much playoff basketball over the last couple years, where it's like, if you have that weak link on defense, and you're playing a team that's smart enough, they're going to go after that weak link. Like, think about them against the Lakers, right? The Lakers figure their crunch time. Let's say they make the finals. It's Milwaukee and the Lakers, and Lakers crunch time. They're going to have LeBron and Davis and Austin Reeves and, I don't know, a shooter and a point guard, whatever. All they're going to be doing is trying to find where Dame is on the court and going after him. What about when they play Boston? Boston puts out White and Brogdon and Tatum and Brown and a center, and all they're going to be doing is trying to make sure Dame is covering somebody who has the ball who's now torturing him. I think it's a real problem for them. And what's funny is they gave up Drew's defense and, you know, they, what they gave up on defense, which is significant, and they gained an offense, it might end up just being a wash and they might just be a different version of the same team where they still have a huge flaw. It's just on the other end of the court. I'm just shocked that nobody brought up the defense. I agree he's an amazing offensive player and what's cool about this trade and what I'm excited about as a basketball fan is, can he go up a level? Right? A lot of these stats he put up, especially the last couple years. They didn't mean anything. They were, he was on bad teams. Like, who cares? Ultimately, Bradley Beal scored 30 points a game on the Wizards. Who cares? I think most really good offensive players, if they're on a bad team, can get between 25 and 30 a night. Can you do it nine months in a row? Can you do it when you're getting hunted on defense all over the place? How much can Milwaukee protect him? And what does he have in the tank at age 33 with 900 plus games on the O 'Dominor already? I'm still afraid of the Bucks, but people have, like, FanDuel had them as best odds in basketball and I think most people feel like they're the favorite now. I don't feel like there's a favorite. I think you can go through every team. Boston, I could, I'm scared of Porzingis. What's going to happen with Jalen Brown out there? He has contracts. Can Peyton Pritchard, all these different things. Philly, God only knows. Miami, they're unquestionably worse. Yeah, Milwaukee is going to be really good, but depending where Holiday lands and how this all plays out, I just think it's still wide open. And the other piece, so if you're just talking Boston, Miami, Tatum kills Milwaukee. I have no idea why. Boston is kind of built to at least stay with Dame and, you know, Derek White is about as good of a person you're going to have to try to keep Dame in check, at least. And Boston's done a really good job of guarding Giannis over the years. They don't have Grant Williams this year, but I just don't think, I think there's as many ways this goes wrong as it goes right, I guess would be my final thought on this because for what they gave up, especially with that 29 unprotected and the two swaps and, you know, they are all in on this team. And you know my theory, when you go all in on a team, you better think you can win. Not positive, but it's an awesome trade. It really is. It makes the league so much more fun. Dame and Giannis together. I'm going to enjoy watching Portland. I still have my eating stock. Watching Phoenix fans slowly realize that Derkiszna isn't the answer is going to be fun and then we'll see where Drew Holliday goes. So really fun trade. We're going to talk about it a little bit more with Die Hard Bucks fan, Ben Thompson in one second. Let's take a break.
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 08/25/23
"Turbulent times call for clear -headed insight that's hard to come by these days, especially on TV. That's where we come in. Salem News Channel has the greatest collection of conservative minds all in one place. People you know and trust, like Dennis Prager, Eric Metaxas, Charlie Kirk, and more. Unfiltered, unapologetic truth. Find what you're searching for at snc .tv and on Local Now Channel 525. I need to know from my Broadway Maven friend Mike Gallagher how many productions of West Side Story have you seen? I think I've seen three and I'm just a pretender in terms of consumers of the compliment. That sounds like an absolute slur. No, no, no. Is that a slur? No, a maven is somebody who is immersed in something, an expert in something, somebody who is well versed in something. Broadway aficionado or as they say in Maryland affectionado. Great, great. Well, last night was a big night. Sit tight, sit tight, sit tight. I do everything for a reason. First answer the question. It's Leonard Bernstein's 120th birthday. I don't know. Close, close. How many times have you seen West Side Story? A few, a lot. It's probably either that or Man of La Mancha or I don't know what is my favorite but it is indeed Leonard Bernstein's birthday born this date 1918. There's a movie about him coming up in November with Bradley Cooper as Leonard Bernstein. A lot of drama about that controversy. Tell us why. Do you know why? Yeah, well he has a prosthetic nose apparently to try to recreate what Leonard Bernstein looked like. He had a big schnoz. He had a honker on him and Bradley Cooper doesn't so they did that but now all of a sudden it's Jew face which is just uncomfortable to say. It's like blackface where somebody white plays somebody black. It's like Broadway maven. No, it's not like that at all. So that's a stupid controversy. Bernstein's own family said we love Bradley Cooper. We love the movie. It'll come out. Now let's talk about the real life drama. The floor is yours, political maven Mike Gallagher. Let's talk drama. You know I love talking about swapping stories. So let me tell you a story. Let me first stipulate. I've got such a splendid team. I've got a team. I was thinking last night, Derek, Eric, Tracy, Adam, these are can -do people. They spring into action. You've got them there in Dallas. You've got Rhonda and of course all your great people around you, Gordon and Matt and everybody. We love to be surrounded by positive can -do people. So last night I get off the plane from Tampa. I'm in Atlanta. It's about 190 degrees here and I say to Derek, Derek, I gotta really hustle. I gotta drop my bags off. Give me the address of where the action is. Tell me where to go because I'm not sure, you know, the Fulton County system where he goes, got it, got it. And Derek goes fast. Sometimes when you go fast, you miss some key details. So he gives me the street address. Now I show up at the courthouse. It's a row of TV trucks. I'm thinking good. I'm in the right place. Look at all these TV trucks. But there are no people. So I'm now walking. Now bear in mind, I'm not kidding you. It is 100 degrees. I'm not exaggerating. It's literally 100 here and the humidity is about 200%. I'm schlepping around, schlepping around the courthouse and I can't find anybody. Finally I see a TV reporter and cameraman. I say, can you tell me where the protesters are? Oh yeah. Yeah. They're two blocks over. Cause I want to interview some people. I want to enter. I'm there to get the action, right? Of course. Of course. And I see a hundred TV trucks. It's gotta be, so I go to us two blocks over. So I go over and there's like a handful of like young people and they're like black and white kids. And I go into the crowd and I said, do you mind, Hey, I'm Mike from Salem radio network. You mind doing some interviews? Oh sure. Sure. I'm glad you're here. We'll talk. And they say, Hey, how are, why are you? They start talking about the police state and the, the, the, the, the authoritarians of the police department. I'm thinking, Oh gosh, I got a bunch of young pro Trumpers talking about the weapons, the weaponization of law enforcement. So then I bring it back to Trump and they look at me and they cock their heads and they say, Trump, I'm like, I said, finally the third kid I interview. And I started to notice there's a, I started to see, well, there's a rainbow flag over in the and background there's a black lives matter flag. This is a strange, this is a pro strange pro Trump group. I said, you're here for Trump. He said, Trump, we're here for Johnny. I said, who the heck is Johnny? Johnny is apparently somebody who was killed by the police. It's one of those police shooting protests. I get on the phone to Derek. I said, Derek, where are the peers? He goes, Oh, are you at the jail? I said, no, I'm at the courthouse. He said, Oh, you're in the wrong place. So now I said, please tell me the jail is a block away from here. It's just cause you're schvitzing like nobody's business. Try 25 minutes away. Try 20. Now, meanwhile, Trattup is, Tom Trattup is texting me saying, you better get there. He's landing. He's at the airport. Trump's on his way. I'm like, now I'm, now I'm running now. By now they've closed the highways because you see for a motorcade, that's one of the dog on his motorcades I've ever seen him. Well, but I want to talk about that with you in just a moment. Because he's just an ordinary prisoner, right? Exactly. Yeah. Just another prisoner. But now I can't get there because the roads are all closed for the motorcade. Cause I've been, you know, hanging out with black lives matter protesters, you know, giving them business cards and show materials. Let's go Donald Trump. And they're looking at me like I'm out of my mind. And then they're nice kids. I mean, they're just upset about a police shooting. Listen, let's put it this way. Let's stipulate Edward R. Murrow in the trenches covering the battle of the bulge. I ain't, I mean me walking around in a hundred degree weather trying to, so finally I get to within about two miles of the jail, the Uber driver Mustafa, who's already annoyed about the traffic. He drops me off two miles from the jail. And as CJ, the great engineer here in Atlanta put it, the jail is in the hood. The jail is in, I'm now walking, well, I'm in the hood walking the whitest guy in America and people are offering me drugs. I've got it. I had a discount on some crack. They're friendly people in Georgia. They're trying to do business with this, you know, white guy walking through the hood, clearly trying to find protesters. So it was unbelievable. And I'm not kidding you. It was, I will put it this way. Let me put this in a very dangerous neighborhood. Okay. And I am walking and I'm walking and I'm cursing and I'm saying I'm going to do things to Derek that third world countries do. I could not believe the position I was in. Anyway, long story short, I finally get there. As it turns out, when I got there, what comes pulling out of the Fulton County jail? The Trump motorcade. So I got video of the motorcade. I saw, you know, the whole procedure. I interviewed a bunch of people, white, black, pro -Trump, anti -Trump, and it all turned out, you know, fine. But it was interesting to talk to all the angry Atlantans who came out to witness this spectacle and they can't believe that their city is front and center in this disgraceful act of the prosecution of Donald Trump. You know, Biden yesterday celebrating the arrest as a great day to donate to his campaign. Did you see that vicious Nicole Wallace at MSNBC? Did you see what she did? Stifling a laugh. She's laughing about the fact that Trump was booked in a jail where two people had died. She thought that was funny. I mean, you know, the great Jesse Waters dressing down Jessica Tarloff calling her out for being giddy about the arrest. It's Christmas in August. It's Christmas in August for them. And as Jesse put it to the liberal on that, this is no time to celebrate. This is beneath you to celebrate, but they do celebrate this because it isn't serious. It isn't legitimate. I mean, this is brutal, just brutal. And, you know, I'm just trying to make sense of it all, Mark, with you and me, and we're trying to understand the enormity of it all. We're trying to survive this. And I will tell you that for people who live in Atlanta, who came in the brave, the heat to stand out there and wave a Trump flag or wave an American flag. I met a guy from South Dakota, incidentally, who came here in a truck convoy from South Dakota and a great. And incidentally, the guy was like, I can't believe I'm talking to you about two years ago. I was yelling at you on the radio when you was out driving and he was the nicest guy. We had such a great visit and we just commiserated about how low we've sunk. Historians are going to look back at this day and say, what were they doing? What did they do? Do you think they will? Well, I won't give you my speech on historians again. Historian is like a constitutional scholar. It's a law. I'm pretty serious, too. It is a lost profession. Historians are political hacks. If Trump does prevail in this, and especially if he is elected and wins, the historians who seem to be working today and dominating today will say that America missed an opportunity to heap accountability onto an evil leader who is elected by the enthralled cult worshiping masses. That's what today's brand of historian will say. I pray to God historians pull their heads out and realize what is happening. Well, I saw Jonathan Turley when I got back to the hotel and I put the cold compresses on my forehead and I got the smelling salts and I sat in the cold tub for two hours to try to recover. Again, a war correspondent I ain't. Jonathan Turley said something last night to Sean Hannity. It's a quick paragraph. I want to read this to you. He says, this is a law professor. And oh, and by the way, speaking of social media, Trump's back on Twitter. Back on Twitter. Eighty six million followers. How many likes? I wonder how many? How many views? I'll look while you share the quote. Go ahead. The quote is this is Jonathan Turley's exact words. This is criminalizing the challenge of elections. You have a Democrat prosecutor saying, how dare you challenge a Democrat victory? That's it. And it's been done before by Democrats, including this one. Red State found all these instances of Fannie Willis questioning the outcome of elections. She's done it before. You have a Democrat prosecutor saying, how dare you challenge a Democrat victory? The case is based on the theory that Trump was it was challenging this election illegally was pointed out. This is the eleven thousand. I need to find eleven thousand votes. The way the way she portrayed that phone call. These are Jonathan Turley's words, Mark. The way she portrayed that phone call is evidence of the bias and unfairness of aspects of this indictment. And to the left and to the Trump haters, this is the whole indictment. I need how many? Eleven thousand. Eleven thousand. Jonathan Turley said it makes perfect sense when you're challenging an election to say, I only need eleven thousand photos or votes. That's not a lot in Georgia. That's not criminal. That's making a case for a recount. Especially when the number is especially when everybody woke up and found that things had changed crazily overnight in a number of states. And there were votes that were being counted that maybe shouldn't have something were being not counted that maybe should have. So, OK, in that fog of uncertainty, find me eleven thousand legal actual real votes. And let's see what we can do here. There's nothing illegal about that. There's nothing criminal about that. And that's their whole case.
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"England right you got a what liquefy it and put it in a truck and drive it yeah Because you can you can't put it on the high seas because there's some law that says you can't do that So the people in New England buy their a lot of their neck gas from Europe business We've done a lot of reporting on this and I yeah recommend you go back and check that out a little M &A trade In the energy space I always like to see that WTI crude oil I'm pretty much unchanged on a date that just just under $81 per barrel. We'll have more coming up. This is Bloomberg Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg .com and the Bloomberg Business Act. This is Bloomberg radio This is Bloomberg markets with Paul Sweeney at Matt Miller We got a lot of green on the screen here, but the volume is light We constantly underestimate the strength of the US consumer This is a market that's much more optimistic or bullish than maybe its central bankers are breaking market news and insight from Bloomberg experts There's still some concern out there in the market that there is room for things to deteriorate a little bit more than what they're indicating As small and medium -sized businesses struggle, they don't present as much competition The supply chain has still got dislocations globally and here in the US This is Bloomberg markets with Paul Sweeney at Matt Miller on Bloomberg radio All right coming up a lot to cover in the next hour starting off with Caroline Frederickson Distinguished visiting professor at Georgetown Law She's gonna join us to talk about the Trump indictment where we go from here with the indictments plural I guess Lisa Stervant chief economist at bright MLS. Let's talk about the real estate market mortgage rate 7 .16 the highest in a very very long time and then we're gonna get the kind of a roundup on what we're seeing in the Retail space Marie Driscoll senior analyst with core site research breaks down some of the numbers We've seen from some of the the targets at CJ Maxxis.
A highlight from The Left Wonders: Are We the Bad Guys? with Rep. Byron Donalds
"Hey everybody, here on the Charlie Kirk Show, Byron Donalds joins us and then I riff on Cornel West, no labels, how Donald Trump can win, we talk about that and more. Get involved with Turning Point USA at TPUSA .com, that is TPUSA .com, sorry, high school or college chapter today at TPUSA .com, Turning Point USA, TPUSA .com, that is TPUSA .com. Buckle up everybody, here we go. Charlie, what you've done is incredible here. Maybe Charlie Kirk is on the college campuses. I want you to know we are lucky to have Charlie Kirk. Charlie Kirk's running the White House folks. I want to thank Charlie, he's an incredible guy, his spirit, his love of this country, he's done an amazing job building one of the most powerful youth organizations ever created, Turning Point USA. We will not embrace the ideas that have destroyed countries, destroyed lives, and we are going to fight for freedom on campuses across the country, that's why we are here. Brought to you by the loan experts I trust, Andrew and Todd at Sierra Pacific Mortgage at andrewandtodd .com. We have the great Byron Donalds with us, could you imagine the Donalds, 2024, Byron Donalds, Donald Trump. What do you think Byron, the Donalds 2024, how does that sound? See? I mean, Charlie, you keep getting me in trouble. I get you in trouble all the time. Look, my thing is... I'm your number one man, I'm your number one fan. You know that, number one supporter, but you don't have to answer that unless you want to. No, I'm good. Honestly though, it's just about winning. It's just about winning. We got to win, we got to get back on track. You've been an amazing supporter of President Trump, I hope the audience knows that, you've been terrific, and of the truth. Tell us about the Devin Archer transcribed interview, what's the latest, what do we know, and how is this relevant to the Biden corruption probe and potential impeachment? Oh, you're talking about the biggest story that the media won't cover? Oh, okay. Well, let me tell you about it. Look, what Devin Archer essentially came in and told us is that, you know, yeah, Hunter Biden would get him on the phone multiple times, 20 times, and you know, Devin, he tried to go out his way to say, oh, but Joe Biden never talked about business on the call. But here's the problem. If you're influence peddling, if that's what you're doing, which is exactly what the Bidens have been doing all this time, I don't need you talking business. I just got to show the people I'm getting money from that I can access you at a moment's notice. And so let's bring this into the real world, right? We all got family, we got kids, we got wives, husbands, whatever, whoever you are. If you're called constantly by, let's say your son, after the first or second call, you're going to call your son and be like, dude, who are these people you got me on the phone with? Especially if the way Hunter and Joe talk about it and Devin Archer, that they talk every day. If you talk every day, you know what your son is doing. So we know that Joe Biden lied when he said he never talked to his son, never talked to a business associate, his son never got any money from foreign countries. We all know that's a lie. And where we are right now is making that last tie that Joe Biden did benefit from Hunter's shakedown of foreign countries and foreign companies. There are text messages where Hunter says, yeah, to his daughter, at least I don't make you give up half your salary the way I have to give up half of my money to my dad. He texted that to his own daughter in 2019. We do believe there's a receipt of some hotel where he paid for Joe Biden's hotel stay. So at this point, at this point, Charlie, I don't even need Joe Biden to really have taken money. All I got to show is that Hunter was paying the bills and if Hunter was paying the bills, that is pay for play. It's a quid pro quo. You put that in line with the fact that they did take millions from Burisma and a prosecutor that went in and that was fired was because of pressure brought by Joe Biden. That's where we are. And so, look, Byron, you're going to help me out here. OK, I like to think that some people in the Democrat Party can be honest and rational. I'm losing that faith. Dan Goldman, what is there something wrong with this guy? Like I actually mean, is there something I'm missing? Like, is there a widget missing? Is there some sort of like what this guy is? I mean, I'll just stop there. Is there something wrong with this person? I mean, look, he's the new Adam Schiff, as far as I'm concerned. That's that's that's the role he's playing on their side of the aisle, because Dan is, you know, he'll come out and just make these statements. He just makes the statements of an attorney. Yes. Listen, this is the statements of a defense attorney, as far as I'm concerned. And he's that he is the leading defense attorney at Congress for the Biden family. Yes. And so he's going to spin and do whatever he needs to do. But I just ignore him. First, I laugh, then I ignore him, because the truth of the matter is anybody with common sense knows that Joe Biden knew exactly what was going on. Look, Charlie, when Joe Biden was vice president, that's when they set up all these accounts, these 20, 30 bank accounts. They set all that up when he was vice president of the United States. And again, you talk to your son every day, your son's with you on Air Force Two, going to country every that Barack Obama basically gave you authority over. He's on every trip and money's coming in and you don't know if you don't know, then you're a bigger fool and you're incompetent and you definitely don't deserve to be commander in chief. So so, Byron, is it time for impeachment? Yes. Next question, is the speaker of the House ready to proceed on that in a timeline where we can start to have orderly hearings, vote and get it to the Senate for a trial impeachment inquiry? I actually believe so. I've not talked to the speaker about it, but talking with Chairman Comer, Chairman Jordan, we've been talking during the August recess, I think we're going to be in line to do this. And look, for the Republicans in the Senate, some of them and even some of my colleagues in the House, you got to understand that we have more evidence than the Democrats wish they ever could could have compiled with respect to Donald Trump. We got more evidence than Jack Smith has. What Jack Smith is doing is just atrocious and ridiculous. We have more evidence than anything they ever had against Richard Nixon. It's all sitting in front of us. The question becomes, are the Republicans are we going to now finally play the real game that is going on, which is risk, the game of global domination? Or are we still going to be playing UNO? Because if we're playing UNO while the Democrats are playing a risk, we're going to lose, period, point blank. So, Byron, I mean, just taking the temperature, do you think some of the more moderate Republicans are going to vote for impeachment potentially? I actually believe so, because when we're done laying out this case, I think obviously there's a lot of talking points and media interviews that are swirling. But when you get into impeachment inquiry, you actually get to the actual elements of either treason, bribery or high crimes and misdemeanors. Like those are the three those are the three tenets of impeachment. When we lay out this argument, it's going to be very difficult for some of my colleagues to say, no, he didn't do anything because it just it smells, it stinks, it reeks. But when you lay out all the data points, logically, there is nowhere else to go. What are we going to do? Get a special counsel appointed by Merrick Garland to look into this? Yeah, right. That guy will do nothing. How do I know this? Because the current special counsel looking into into Joe Biden for his documents case, we haven't heard a peep from that guy. We only hear about Jack Smith and what he's doing with respect to Donald Trump. So this falls to the House of Representatives. And I think that my colleagues on the more moderate side of the aisle are going to do the right thing when all the information is laid in front of them. So and then let's talk about defunding Jack Smith. This is something I don't understand. What why has this not been done or why is this not being seriously considered just to say your funding is up, DOJ? This this is completely unconstitutional. What's happening here? Is that realistic? I definitely think it's on the table. We're in the middle of going through. They call it CJS. That's actually the appropriations bill that covers the Department of Justice, FBI and many other agencies. And so we're going through that right now. There are many members like myself who not only want to start looking at these special counsel section of the Department of Justice, but some of the other sections of the Department of Justice pulling back a lot of that money and then also requiring transparency. Like, who are they hiring over there? How much are they paying for lawyers over there? Because if you have this situation where you have a rogue prosecutor who's spending millions and millions and millions of dollars, frankly, upsetting the very fabric of our republic, Congress should not be funding that. And so we're going to be the spending fight is about to occur, Charlie, because the Republicans are going to have major input on how government spending is going to go through the next calendar year. And so we should use this opportunity to hold these agencies accountable. And let me say this for the knuckleheads out there in Twitter verse. We want to fund the appropriate aspects of government, the rank and file at the DOJ, at the FBI, at the IRS. We want to make sure they have the money necessary to do their jobs as under federal law. What we don't want are these radical people. At the appointee level, these political holdovers who are dug in and who are making your agencies and making our institutions look terrible and look like a third world banana republic. We should not be funding that. We shouldn't be funding it. And if we can't agree on that, then that is that is incredibly disappointing. I mean, just think about it. Do you think if Pelosi was speaker, if Pelosi was speaker and there was a special counsel that would have found and had some sort of conviction towards or Obama Biden, they would have defunded it immediately.
AP Sports SummaryBrief at 11:26 p.m. EDT
"It was the first time to black quarterbacks were taken with the first two picks after a former Alabama quarterback price young was taken by the Carolina Panthers, CJ strode from Ohio State went to the Houston, Texans. And people like warm moon, random Cunningham, Jackie Robinson, Magic Johnson, everybody, all the people who paved the way for our culture to be here in this moment, just amazing. I hope that I can be a special zoom one day. Quarterbacks accounted for three of the first four pecks when Indianapolis grabbed Anthony Richardson who played at Florida, the only non quarterback among the top four was defensive and will Anderson junior, who came from Alabama. Greg iklin, Kansas City
Young? Stroud? Panthers reach consensus on No. 1 draft pick
"Carolina Panthers coach Frank Reich says he and general manager Scott fitter have agreed on which quarterback the team will select with the number one pick in the NFL Draft, Reich says the team won't announce who that is until Thursday night when the draft begins, the Panthers are choosing between Alabama's Bryce young, Ohio State CJ Stroud, Kentucky's will levis and Florida's Anthony Richardson in an effort to upgrade a quarterback position that has been in transition for the last 5 seasons. The trio of Baker Mayfield Sam darnold and PJ walker all started at quarterback during the Panthers 7 and ten campaign last season.
NFL draft back to being all about QBs at the top
"Quarterbacks are back on top in the NFL Draft. A year after the first 19 picks were non QBs and Kenny Pickett was the only signal color selected in the first round. This draft class is loaded with potential franchise QBs. Bryce young and CJ Stroud have been the center of attention since before last year's draft even took place. They could become the 9th pair of QBs selected one two in the Super Bowl era. Anthony Richardson and will levis should make it four QBs in the top 15, which has happened only 5 times previously. If they all go in the top ten, it will be the second time ever. I'm get cool bar.
NFL suspends 5 players for violating gambling policy
"Three are suspended indefinitely for betting on NFL games last season and will miss next season. Washington Shaka Tony plus Detroit's quintes cephas and CJ Moore, the Lions immediately released both two other lions are suspended 6 games for betting on non NFL games that at league facility Stanley berry hill and Jameson Williams. The league says a review found no evidence indicating the use of insight information or that any game was compromised. Gambling incidents are relatively rare in the NFL, which handed down perhaps its most famous punishment 60 years ago, suspending future Hall of Famers Paul hornung and Alex Karras, a full season citing bets on league games and associating with gamblers, Sagar Meghani, Washington.
Pelicans top Grizzlies 138-131 in OT, earn play-in spot
"The pelicans have wrapped up a playoff birth with a one 38 one 31 overtime win versus the grizzlies. Herbert Jones poured in a career high 35 points. Just trust me in my work. I'm staying aggressive. Throughout the game, not worrying about the misses. New Orleans stormed back from a 19 point deficit, only to blow a 6 point lead in the last 11 seconds of regulation. CJ McCollum had 31 points and ten rebounds and Brandon Ingram finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds. Jaron Jackson led all scores with 40 points and also had 9 rebounds and four blocks from Memphis. I'm Dave ferry.
C.J. Pearson Joins Dinesh to Talk About Why Race Doesn't Matter
"CJ, welcome to the podcast, great, great to have you. You know, you're a bright and outspoken young conservative. You don't seem to hold back. And I thought I'd start by talking about, you know, we have all this woke and doctor nation in the schools and the universities, you somehow seem to have broken free of it or immunize yourself against it. Talk a little bit about how it is that you saw through it. And then what emboldened you to sort of become a an Intrepid challenger of work or orthodoxy. Yeah, well, tonight's first and foremost, thank you so much for having me. It's a pleasure to be here. And you hit on it. Every single institution, educational institution across America is rampant with indoctrination. Now, I often say that, you know, you're not getting colleges teaching students how to think anymore. You're getting colleges teaching students what to think. But for me, I kind of had a little bit of a draw run of that growing up. I grew up in a household, raised with my grandparents who were on the left. But just in a similar story that you see often the black community, they're pretty conservative. I grew up going to church every single Sunday. I grew up learning about the importance of family and faith and also a fiscal conservatism. And when I first got politically involved in the second grade because we had a mock election from 2008 election, I remember watching that debate. And I'm probably aging myself, but only as much as a 20 year old possibly could, but I remember sitting on the floor of my grandparents as bedroom, watching candy Crowley, moderate to debate between president Obama and then senator John McCain. And just thinking that, you know, what they were doing was really important. You know, I had no idea what they were talking about. I was a 6 or 7 year old kid. But I wanted to know more. And what I started looking into the platforms of conservatism and liberalism and all those things I realized that the values that my grandparents had instilled within me. We're conservative values.
"cj" Discussed on Simply Bitcoin
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"cj" Discussed on Simply Bitcoin
"Important about that price is that it's the free market price based more on the supply demand equilibrium relative to its cost of production, right? That's what a minor needs to know. They need to know, what does this cost me to produce? And am I trading at a discount or my trading at a premium? Because if it's at a discount, turn off your machines and then stay instead of paying more for electricity, just take that money that you would have paid for electricity straight to the marketplace and buy it from there. You're going to get more Bitcoin. So this is like the core thing that backs Bitcoin is producer economics. And the store of value is strategically designed into it. Don't let anybody else tell you otherwise. Love it. Absolutely love it. So I do try to keep these around an hour, but we might run a little longer because as I told you before the show, when you came on simply Bitcoin live, what was that? A week and a half ago, two weeks ago, you said another thing, and it was in regards to stablecoins. And then we saw what happened at the beginning of this week. And I think it might do us a dish service if we didn't touch on that by the time this episode ended, considering that we are pretty much in the midst of exactly what you were talking about. Yeah, so it was really wild to see. I didn't think it would come to fruition as fast. But it's the business model, right? The problem with stablecoins is that the business model, yeah, thank you for bringing that up. The business model of stablecoins is the same business model as a bank.
The Language of Evangelicalism
"John, I think you'll probably know. I'm an evangelical Roman Catholic Presbyterian. That means I go to mass on Saturday night and I go to my Presbyterian Church on Sunday, one river two banks, but I speak evangelical very well. Rick Warren and Greg Laurie are friends, Al Muller is a weekly conversationalist with me. I know, you know, John piper I read desiring God years ago. I know most of the stuff you talk about. I've got to tell you at the beginning. I have never heard of CJ Mahoney or Lou engel until I read your book. Never heard and I've been covering religion since 1992. So first question, do you think your perspective in testimony might be jaded by that particular covenant life church experience and these particular pastures? Well, I guess, can I ask you what you mean by jaded, just that my experience might not reflect a more mainstream experience? Is that what you're kind of? Yeah, I think mainstream evangelicalism is not anti intellectual at all. But then again, I've had doctor Mark Roberts as a pastor for 25 years. He got his undergrad and PhD from Harvard. Doctor Larry is my current pastor in oldtown is a phenomenal scholar and preacher and archbishop who is listening right now in the author of three books is an intellectual giant in the Catholic world and I've written three books on evangelicalism and this, I just think testimony is a 100% accurate about 1% of the church. How's that sound? Yeah, I think my dad raised a similar objection. When I talked to him about the book, he does not feel like a lot of evangelical culture is anti intellectual. And I think it's a totally fair question to raise. I do think that even if you haven't heard of CJ Mahaney or Lou angle, you know, I did some reporting recently. Let me deal with CJ first. CJ is not a figure on the same level as somebody like Al molar. But until about, you know, 7, 9, ten years ago, he was of a similar stature to Al mohler, if not as nationally known. So never quite got to that level, but was kind of on his way there was working with Mueller quite closely in a group of other ministers who were organizing a conference every year called. I think together for the gospel. Danny Louisville.
Murphy hits 9 3s, scores 41, Pelicans down Blazers 127-110
"Trey Murphy, the third was the shooting stars, the pelicans dumped the trailblazers, one 27 one ten. Murphy hit a career best 9 three pointers and finished with a career high 41 points. Guys are gonna, you know, stay attached to me. So I have to find ways to still get a threes by moving, setting screens and popping, doing different things because, you know, it just makes it that much harder for people to guard. He led an offense that hit 18 of its first 33 point attempts before finishing 19 to 40. CJ McCollum had 22 points and 11 assists for the pelicans. And Josh Richardson chipped in 19 points. I'm Dave ferry.
If You're Black, Be Thankful for America
"You should be, you should look at that situation and say, look how God brought us from being slaves to now we live it, we can live the American Dream. Look at what my people fought for, how much more should I be diligent in succeeding today? And let me say this because I'm so sick of people being victims and I'm sick of it. How is it that? Black people who were born into slavery have accomplished more than black people now. In our day and age, when there's no Jim Crow or no slavery, explain to me it is. How did Booker T. Washington create a whole university? And accomplish the things he compass, he was born into slavery. How was he able to do that? How was Madame C.J. Walker able to become the first female millionaire out of any race? How was she able to do that? These people were in the late 1800s. Y'all jokers in the 2000s, technology everywhere. You can do anything in America. You know, if you say, I want to start, I don't know, a dog grooming company. You can go right now. And look on your phone and there's videos on YouTube teaching people how to start a dog room and company. What companies you should and shouldn't work with. How to build an LLC. I mean, if you ain't successful, you don't want to be. Especially for black folks. They got all kind of opportunities for being black.
"cj" Discussed on Strong Opinion Sports
"The potential in Carolina right now. It already was ridiculous yet, Sam darnold, who's never really had the help he deserved, he got a great coaching staff, you got a great owner who's investing tons of money in the franchise, they're building something really cool. And then they go get CJ Henderson a player that it's just oh man, it's awesome. And I talked in the preseason about how one of the keys to the Jaguar season is can they develop their young talent? This isn't in my notes, but now that I think about it, it's like, well, Carolina is clearly doing a amazing job developing their young talent so far in Jacksonville, they've already traded away a first round pick. They gave up on CJ Henderson. I think having good players around CJ Henderson in Carolina is going to help him. They're all building something together. Plus the defensive coordinator and Carolina is a fantastic dude, Phil snowy's awesome. I think CJ is going to enjoy playing for Phil snow. It's going to be a good time there. Now, this will not be remembered as the Dan Arnold trade. We're not going to look back and go, hey, remember the Dan Arnold trait? No, no, no. However, Dan Arnold is a really talented receiving tight end. He's been underrated in my opinion ever since he was with Arizona Cardinals. He made a couple of catches, two, three years ago that I was like, is anybody this new Dan Arnold? I know, not a household name at all, but he is making great plays. And Jacksonville desperately needed a title. This was a move that solve the big problem a hole in their roster. They went out and they got their young quarterback Trevor Lawrence a rookie. Number one overall pick I mean, if you get a young quarterback, your job is to build a team around them and provide them with weapons. Hey, credit the Jaguars, they went out and got Dan Arnold that really, really.
"cj" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"CJ Verdell. With three rushing touchdowns for the visiting decks, including the 77 yarder and CJ Stroud for Ohio State, two touchdown tosses. Number 13, Florida enjoying its state and Tampa at South Florida, leading 35 3 over the Bulls late second quarter number. 25 Auburn, shutting out Alabama State in the 3rd 41 nothing and number 19 Virginia Tech scoreless first quarter at home against Middle Tennessee coming up later on ESPN television. Four P.m. Eastern women's final at the US Open, the two unseeded teenagers Leila Fernandez going up against Emma, Can you of Great Britain on the men's side? Novak Djokovic going for the calendar Grand Slam? First one to do it since Rod Laver and 69 if he gets it in ESPN Guy Macro thinks he will. Roger Federer never did it. Rafael Nadal never did it. I believe Novak joke. Djokovic is going to do it. It is astounding when he's been able to accomplish the level, the intensity the balance that he's found. On and off the court of helped him considerably. This is historic. I feel privileged to be able to sit there and watch this guy perform at this level. It will be four P.m. Eastern on Sunday Cristiano Ronaldo two goals in the triumphant return to Manchester United after 12 years. 41 win for Manchester over Newcastle. We're back on Monday after a week one and the Bears. That's right. The bear's face to rams. We'll tell you how Matthew Stafford.
"cj" Discussed on What Bitcoin Did
"Like if i was rib is the good. And they don't look across the get the revised as especially revive. We should do we. Should we could just like record him saying that. Treasure is actually better than cold. con coco. no. I can't do that a cold. No i can't do that. Cj clubhouse and people have come in the room thinking and vk was speaking. it's also the best part is what him. And i were actually on the board like together next to you and i were both talking with his voice. Set the advocate. He calls me vk catch as as a joke Which is actually on the phone with tina the other day or whatever we were talking about inflation and stuff like that and my it was just a private clubhouse from because it was some sort of twitter exchanges decide. Hey let's get clubhouse together so Then my wife like walks in. She's like doing this guy's voice before like the hell every person it's real person you know so it's totally great until it's not great. Oh i got. It appears this has gone. I'm saying hi scarlett. I this guy out american worker. Cj wilson he's a famous star. Please tell you through cricket all you gotta like that weird overhand thing. Yeah you can't you can't straighten your arm so which would get your yet to straighten your arm throat. But i can't street my arm so it's really hard. We went to see the angels play when you're out on angels where they basically in arizona walls for spring training but the angels in In anaheim so by this we've been to anaheim. How old are you. It was like. I want to say eight years ago. Seventy i was. I was on the six or seven years ago. I'll dig out. We were there. I was on the team from twenty twelve until twenty sixteen. Oh we definitely that when you were playing because we foam fingers and the blue ones. We're like yeah. No we're definitely. This probably saw play there you go. Yeah i was the one in this stretchy pants. You know for me so you play. I come on. I need to hear the teen of things tina thing. I need a prop the like one one day. One day he keeps lit up. Phil like okay so i just can't. I just can't get into the bitcoin thing because bitcoin cash is to me is still the real because bitcoin cash bitcoin all right. I'm not even once you finish on this one. It's not even important that you finish. Your thought is nothing. Okay if you haven't here. Ross stevens if you ever read. Parker lewis rashly than suddenly. You don't know what you're talking about..
"cj" Discussed on Pull Up with CJ McCollum
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"cj" Discussed on Pull Up with CJ McCollum
"Properly take the l. The dove of the week is definitely tom. Tiptoe the new york knicks. Tips wins the nba coach of the year. Nick surprise fans with a year to remember. I think it's the first time they've made the playoffs. In eight to ten years julius randle emerges as an all-star the garden sales out in five minutes and fans are industry dancing after a after going up one war after tying the series up one against the atlanta hawks there in the in the streets dancing. I love to see it. I think the nba is better with the knicks are better. It's the mecca of basketball and i think tips has done a fantastic job of taking their defense from like twenty five top five with the same personnel. Derrick rose looks like the best version of derrick rose than i've seen skill wise. Obviously the athleticism not the same. But he's clearly a better basketball player. He's smarter immature. Young had best floater. the nba seen this season. Most makes the mid range is there. The leadership is their confidence. Is there and i just. I love a feel good story. And i think you know teams being able to to go from chicago to minnesota to the knicks in win is great for the sport. The l i think this whole katie. Jail situation is wild. It's well documented. Obviously that k. D. isn't afraid to speak his mind. He'll respond to tweet to respond instagram. He'll take credit for things when he deserves credit. And also say that's not true and it's not in this case. J. will told a story about a conversation. He had with katie offline. Basically saying that they were at a party and katie came up to him and told him to ever compare me to be honest again though eric. Compare me to that to that dude. Because he's not me. Basically katie went to instagram. Mccall j. saying this is a fucking lie he said jay williams can never speak for me ever so i don't know if this is him saying that i didn't say it or visit him saying that. Look jay wills not going to speak for me man. Yeah i got any questions about what i said company either way. It's a very interesting situation. I think gee will take the elderly situation because we don't know if it's true or not. It was a lot of questions. Now that are being asked like katie. Saying he's lying or is katie. Saying don't speak for me a on these types of situations like i know they have a relationship or had a relationship so this is a very interesting situation but needless to say katie is balling. Let's just take just take this out g we'll take out here but katie is taking a w because he is destroying jaanus in these box. I think it is personal personally. I've never seen someone pay as much attention to what people say as katie. But i think he just responded. Most people see it in. don't respond. How will respond to respond to a lot of tweets. A lot of instagram post dame responds to a lot of people dream by respond. So i think it's the personality which if you just have that type of personality like that i do like i don't really care what people think about me. If i feel something to buy something buy see something. I'm going to speak out. I think he's in that same frame of mind. But there is a point in which you probably have to ignore stuff. Sometimes because when you're at that status people were always going to be constantly talk about you constantly mentioning things so it is what it is but i appreciate everybody tune in to this week's pull up pod be remiss if i didn't cue the wind music cutaway music please. It's.
"cj" Discussed on The MF'N Podcast
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"cj" Discussed on The MF'N Podcast
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"cj" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"What's up open floor explode. This is ben gobber with the washington post. I am joined on the other line by michael. The pipe enough from sports illustrated michael. We're going to like triple quadruple. Quintupled down on the brooklyn nets. Talk later in this episode. They took an unbelievably embarrassing double overtime loss to the cleveland. Cavaliers last night it was the first game where they had all three stars aligned. There was some good there. Were some bad. There was some ugly there was some what is going on with steve. Nash developing already in game one for brooklyn. But we're going to table that until the second half of this episode. I wanted to start with something that you wrote earlier this week about portland trail blazers guard. Cj mccollum. i just want to welcome you to the illustrious group of sports illustrated jenks tres. I'm sure as they say on the internet mike. What probably hits a little bit different once. You're actually jinxing on behalf of sports illustrated rather than just jinxing in your everyday life. But i was hoping you could walk me through that three day period because it seems like you've got some nice exclusive access or interview time with cj mccollum. If i'm not mistaken you made some sort of a comment about. Hey try to stay healthy..