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Hour 2: 3/20/19

The Paul Finebaum Show

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Hour 2: 3/20/19

"The pride passion and patterns of college football leaves here. This is the Paul finebaum show. Our to podcast. And we're back. Thanks for being here. Second hour of the program is live, Tim Brando. Joining us in our number one Jay Bilas in short while. We'll check in with Jay on what he thinks of the PJ Washington injury. Could mean Cal talked about it about an hour ago at his press conference. So you heard TIMMY be allude to the fact that it could be an issue. Does nothing Kentucky will survive the regional. Anyway, more of your phone calls at eight five five to four to seven to eight five and a worm is up next. Were there? Now, he's not Mike is up next in Louisiana. My thank you and good afternoon. Hey, Paul, thanks for taking my call a lot. Yeah. I've got a story about Shaquille O'Neal, Dale Brown, Nolan Richardson. Nolan. Ryan skews. No. Nolan Richardson skews me nervous about being on your show, the only for taking my call to I have a younger brother who turned traitor years and years ago and the side of the go-to Ville and enroll in the university of Arkansas, and we still have. But he he and his wife are newlyweds and decided to take a trip to Bill to watch LSU play Arkansas the fairly new bud Walton arena the atmosphere. Paul was unbelievable never been in a big time college game like that. We set close to the railing where the college players enter and exit to go to the locker rooms at halftime. Stuck my hand out and shack high five minutes, they went into the locker room and just want to share that story of being there with Dale Brown. Coach and Nolan Richardson on the other side shack Stanley Robertson, Chris Jackson, playing relish, you still remember. This just the sights and sounds the smell of the arena and the atmosphere, and it was because of people like Nolan and Dale and shack that we had such a great time enjoyed college basketball back then and enjoyed here in the history of you and TIMMY be and come back Louisiana, Paul get some good food down here. Thanks for taking no over down there. Hey, thank you very much. A really great to have you on thank so much. Joe's in California on a Wednesday. Glad to have you on board. Joe? All fixed taking my call. Really enjoyed you. Bobby B Mayer in the other day, I've such Sunday silently. We we really had a lot of fun doing that show. Yeah. It live. Listen to this. I wanna talk about Condado real quick. You know, we all know their resume from the past maybe not living up to the full potential tournament. You know that they lost the championship game a couple years ago. What do you see for them this year, in my opinion? I think they have the best front for in the country. We we know we know the resume about planing the weaker conference. You're west what are your thoughts? I'm frankly liked him. I understand the criticism. I think people forget kinda has been doing this for as long as they have. And I was really glad to see them breakthrough two years ago, and and make it to the championship game to beat South Carolina and the national semi finals and then lost in the championship game. I think it was against North Carolina. But to me, I mean, by the way, I don't understand how they I really I've got. Out there one day and try to figure out how they do it because it is such a it's literally I wouldn't I don't want the middle of nowhere. And it's a pretty big area out there at the big city, but it's still a fairly challenging place to recruit to and Mark continues to get done every year. Exactly if everything goes chalk, do you see them, perhaps feeding Duke one more time? I don't myself. I am I'm still somewhat torn. I mean, the contrarian me really likes Virginia. I think it's the ultimate redemption story. I'm still kind of waffling on some of the other picks and. And I'm struggling because Virginia's to get past Tennessee. And I'm I'm in. I like all the momentum for Tennessee. So I'm still wrestling with almost all the picks. I do I can do like do to get there and probably in probably North Carolina. And I I would likely go with Gonzaga to Virginia. Tennessee is my final conundrum. All right. Thanks to the call Paul Migo. Call you back during the Friday the masters talk to the Gulf cope. So that's coming up very very soon and cannot wait Jay is in North Carolina. Hello, jay. Either. This is my favorite time of the year. I can imagine you're from the ultimate basketball state. That's right. Get ready for another championship about from ACC. Well, the ACC one let's say the one women's basketball last year they won football this year. And they have three of the top four in the final four in basketball. They're doing okay. Like seven eighteen years. They've won seven shifted basketball. Good for them. So I think is not good news SEC. Somehow. I think the SEC will find a way to get over that. But thanks for the call. Anyway, Milly is up next. Well, hi, Paul. How are you doing? I'm they sent I couldn't wondering about something. And I think you only you can answer the question is Tim Brando ever been. He is he related to Marlon Brando knows not. Well, I always thought he might be 'cause he kind of resembles just a Ted did not much and I saw the program yesterday where the the professional daily for Ella Bill. I do think about do think. Tim Tim had an extra point an extra part in in Apocalypse Now. And the gosh. Yeah. Well, well, then I've had everybody kinda thought he was related anyway, I saw that one of the guys who slept with the fish in the godfather. Oh, yeah. That that sounds kind of. I think he loved the smell of napalm in the morning. Oh, yeah. Down that. I remember some of it. Anyway. Anyway, I ever what your favorite movie role time Millie. Oh, like really give you a tongue twister there. But you could give me any Mary Poppins. Well, gee, I like, Mary Poppins, and I liked Titanic. The new like. Yeah. The new would it wasn't great movie a movie someone liking movie were thousands of people were killed after hitting iceberg. I dunno that wouldn't kind of caught me off guard. Well, that was interesting, and I also like to sound of music the hills are alive. Yeah. I think some of the songs in in force your favorites. Sound of music song. Well, the hills are alive and big original. They're all sorts of goodies. Anyway, I wanted to find out about something. Do you think that dick saving? I mean the way he was talking with Bill Bill check yesterday. Do you think that he would ever leave do not to make a simple answer? Thanks homer. Is next. Hey is she other? Is she rather usually the host of the show, but thanks for asking how I his told her. They are. How're you this fine? Fine homer. Okay. How about Sheely merely that h Homer? Homer. You still there? Casher? Okay. What what did you say? How are pale sheerly merely that the Greg song from the sound of music is my favorite things. These are few of my favorite things here, sir. Archie blonde that listen, it's hard to find many better musicals in the sound of music. Yes, sir. Oh, she's a bomb. Third job doors day down. Also was you know, case era. Whatever will be will be may we're we're like getting the the hits here. How man we're doing the gray? She all done. You know, he'll I mean, we're just gonna go right down the Rodgers and Hammerstein. Directory here Homer, thanks for the call. Appreciate it. Darwin is up next Arwen? Thank you very much. Good afternoon here. This. This is Paul. Paul finebaum. Yes. It is. Is there someone else can get for, you know? We'll talk to you. Okay. We'll great. You. You have reached me. Well, darling and. It's a pleasure as raising center Vanna. Well, I know where that is do you? What's your it's not too far from Selma? No that they're all end of the state. We're center Alabama than Alabama is right up a last like. Really? Yeah. Vow way of of a one to talk to you about the Shreveport of service three port and both the city for four years. Okay. I hear you talk about in there once in a while. Okay. Are you still there? I'm listening to listen a little girl. I don't know how this came about what the boy that was married to two women's his name. I really don't know. But tell you what we do have to go to a break right now. We're going to completely blow this show up and start over again. Eight five five to four to seven eight five is our number. We'll talk to Jay Bilas coming up here in a few minutes. We have a lot of other guests as well. As we get you ready for the NCWA tournament. Much more to come to listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast. Great to have you back Claes in Knoxville. And you are next up. Clay, thank you for the call. Are you doing great? I just caught the end of brands just call to ask about PJ's PJ gonna play or not fall Calipari said today that he is going to play. But he's in a walking boot. He's seeing a specialist right now that you know, again, I don't want to try to masquerade as an orthopedic surgeon here. But but I raised this question to those of you who have who have dealt with this before. Because a sprained comes back negative doesn't necessarily mean. You're you're in good shape to to play a high level NCW basketball game. Right. Well, I thing they put those boots on for soreness. You know, they really help walking around and stuff. So so, but he did sprain. His ankle against Tennessee. Now basketball players deal with a lot of issues. But it's something to be concerned about member entree de'andre hunter last year couldn't play for Virginia. It was the difference between them winning and losing a first round game. I don't think I think PJ whether he plays or not Kentucky can get out of the first weekend. It's the second weekend. That would be the concern. Right. Well, you know be for Knoxville, obviously, we're going to Columbus. Mar. I really don't wanna see Kentucky again, though, Paul. I hear you know. I I would I would I would say that's a fairly good idea to miss. Greg is up neck. How are you? Greg pay Paul thanks for taking my call. Thank you know, you're talking about alternate realities. Well in an alternate reality Millie would be the perfect out on be for the Mayberry remake. Would you agree? She would be quite good in that. Yeah. Fisher perfect perfect role in it always amazes me when you know people wait our hour to call in. And they don't assume they're talking to you when you say Hello. And I just remember one call years ago where you are on TV. And the guy was convinced he wasn't talking to you. And you just played along with it and to get all riled up. I don't remember your member that guy or not. But it was just kind of funny. And maybe I was used to more of that next time. Someone says I wanna speak to Paul. Well, listen one thing I do understand. I don't mind someone Greg being a nervous been calling the show like this that for some people too easy for some people. It's a challenge it. If you do call in. We would appreciate if you had something to say. That's exactly well, speaking of that. I've thought the Tim Brando interview was the best one I've seen this year, so far, and you can't ask for more honest opinion on the state of Louisiana basketball than what he gave you that. I well, I thought the most salient thing that he said was why didn't Joe Aleve do more due diligence. When when when the story came out in October. You can't just call in your guy and say is there any truth to this? We're talking about a federal investigation you better conduct your own internal investigation. And I would still like to know whether Joe Eva did anything other than not as head and say, we're good, right? I would agree with that. I don't think he did much more than nod and a, wink. So if this is going to be his best higher than he already deserves to be fired. Or by the way, I the only thing I would quibble with with Tim. I understand why everyone thinks he should have been fired. There are some legal issues that you have to deal with. And I'm sure that is the reason why we'll Wade has not been fired yet. Do I think he will be fired. Of course, he will. And should be. You should be instead of saying boots up. It should be booed out, you know, for both. But from the legal standpoint, there are there are some things school has to be cognizant of and there's no by the way, it doesn't matter whether fired or not he's not coaching in there. So they're just playing out the legal calendar right now. Well to play off a word that will Wade us from the statement he'll be constitutionally investigated by the university. And then constitutionally, well, well weights of it, you know, that and he's not going anywhere. Yeah. So I just thought that was the highlight of of the show today. Appreciate you taking my call Paul always great to have you on. Fred is in plano, Texas up next taking my call. Thank you get it, again, Kim brand let me tell you when you talking to million you were running down, Tim Brando's acting career. That was a fantastic. I didn't even recognize him. I guess he was so. Young. You know, when when when he was star alongside Tim Brent will form Amarna brand kids became a kid. But you know, what brand not only love the smell of may form in the morning. He brought his own they ever did he ever. He burned down all the way to the ground is my man, Jerry clower used to say, he shut the call and all the way down to the time, and he told the truth, and you know, what that's why some people don't like him because some people don't like seeing themselves in the mirror, and they don't like the unvarnished truth. It was the same thing with coastal while some people didn't like what he was saying. But you know, what like, you know, those to be recognized speaking to a cost some people are not willing to pay it. But big, but they do it regardless of the price. And then these my question to you Paul how do you do it USA buys you pay the price a little bit? Until speaking the truth and tells the people saying, hey. Paul pull back a little bit. But just feel you how do you do it? Give rise to people. Fred, I I think it was easier for me early on in my career because I really didn't have a whole lot to lose. I didn't have a family. I didn't really have didn't have anything. So if I'd gotten fired for my job, I would have moved on and found a different career. I it's a little different today. There plenty of people who encouraged me not to say some of the things that we say here, and they may be doing it right now. But I I am at a point in my life where I believe the integrity of the show is more important than somebody behind the curtain whispering in my ear telling me what I can. And can't say. And I know the they're always the politics. But let me give you one example every year you play the call, and we don't know his name from the gentleman who called and talked about his brother-in-law within a service, and he had been a racist. Any change, you know, call them talking about your beautiful dear for call. And I'm sure that when you put that on then may be people at ESPN wise, he playing this. It has nothing to do with sports. My right. You have to ask if you can't. But I'm gonna say they're south who may say why playing that? But you do that. Because you recognize the intersection between sports and everything else that goes on in the real world. Now, did you stop doing that? You don't have show. Paul. You understand what I'm saying? Will know your for listen, their you know, there every everything in life is is a game of give and take. And there there's some things we don't do here that I would like to do. But we try to get closer to it every day. Well, I say this and I'll take my seat as one of famous call like say final question to you. If there's somebody out there listening. They don't know which way to go. They got people say don't do it it still bowled. What advice would you give in to be more like a Dale Brown or temper, and I'll hang up, and listen, let's get that deal. Brown court to I'm listening. Brother Levy, thank you, very very much. Always great to hear from your furnace in Kentucky. You're on the air next. Go right ahead. Thank you. Thank you. I just want to push our Kentucky Wildcats on. And we just think up here that it was a bit of child abuse. When Tennessee beta the other day. What type of abuse child abuse abuse? Yes. Our young players. Furniture expecting someone someplace somehow to feel sorry for the university of Kentucky. No, we don't need. We don't. What are you talking about them? Well, they were so brutal. They were so brutal to so brutal. It's terrible. Yes. But we will come back just white and see. But I would like to hear Paul things. My old Kentucky home he sang for Millie while ago. Degrade song, by the way, but much singing voice has skate me. Thank you firm will will will tell the authorities about the abusive -ness of those Tennessee players toward those poor young men from Kentucky we are up against a break. A lot more to do Jay Bilas, no Beauce there. We'll get his take on the NCAA basketball tournament when we come back. Listening to Paul finebaum show podcast. We welcome. You back. Glad you're here. And it's been a great afternoon. A lot of conversation and one of the stories that we have been watching since the beginning of the show the PJ Washington situation. John Calipari saying at a press conference today that he did sprain. His ankle the tests were negative. However he's in a walking boot for precaution. Expect. He's expected the play seeing specialist anyway, all that. And we bring in our lead orthopedic surgeon, those for toward peak surgeon expert, Jay Bilas, said shave the face of college basketball, ESPN tell you Jane, I'm flying back the other day from the east coast. You're reading about you in the New York Post your interviewed in time magazine. I know I've missed about fifty or one hundred conversation, but you've been busy lately. Good afternoon. I think the time magazine thing was just their latest series on fascist dictators. Well, you got bumped from the cover, but but I will say that impressed me being in time magazine. Yeah. It was kind of cool. I don't know spent the day with the with the writer during the Duke North Carolina game. And at got what really nice guy, but they had done something, doors Burke. So I figured that working their way down the ladder to me. Anyway, glad you're here. And I do want to get your thoughts. And I realized that we don't know all the details, and it may not be a big deal. But it could be a big deal TNC tournament, the PJ Washington situation guessing now because you've probably played with sprained ankles before, you know, the the difficulty of it. And we don't know the severity of than what Cal said. But frame that for us as we begin the turnament. Yeah. It's probably not a big deal. Or there's a lot of guys that are are wearing like a boot in precaution. And usually it's it's there's a hot spot or something like that. And they're worried about developing a stress fracture or something when see guys wear that there number of players Paul that don't practice very much this time of year based upon you know, not wanting to take any unnecessary risk. Dean Wade, for example, Kansas state has a foot problem. It's not into spend a problem all year long. It's not it's not a sprained ankle or anything like that. It's a little more difficult to deal with that. But he hasn't really practiced much this year frankly in last two months, so it's not horribly unusual. I wouldn't say it's the norm. But we've seen it before. And it's just a question of of you know, severity, and how much pain the player wants to deal with the good news for Kentucky is, you know, they're they're two seeds. So the playing a fifteen the likelihood of getting beaten without. Washington. The lineup is still not very high. And then if they if they beat Abilene Christian, I think they play the winner of Wofford Seton Hall, so that would give him even if he doesn't play much guest Abilene Christian that would be expected the play by, you know, give them a fair amount of time to get back for a for a game with with either Wofford or Seton Hall talking to Jay Bilas. Let's get an overview, and I know Jay this is the first time you've been asked about the tournament since Sunday night shot. Let's just start start start from from the big picture with three ACC schools. As number one's taking a look at it. I've seen your picks for the tournaments or we can get into that as well. But have that what do you think's going to happen? Well, I thought the, you know, just the big picture. I thought the committee actually did a decent job where they're things to quarrel with there were it there were a few things seating wise that I differed with how they viewed things clearly was different than past committees. And how they parse information was a little bit different. But part of that might have been that the committee chair in our beer actually answered questions. And the the problem that you have when you answer questions if you say if you tell somebody that you relied on on certain things in making a decision in favor of one team, you're probably gonna give a contradictory reason for something later on with some other team. It's almost impossible to remain consistent with your your thinking on all these things, and they have ten different people that who knows who knows how everybody votes, I will tell you that that, you know, oftentimes, I may say, hey, this is a ridiculous seat. How could they have done this type of deal? I didn't really. Have any of those this year? The one thing though, Paul that really did bother me was there was no reason for the committee to put lable and Minnesota guests each other in a seven ten game. And given all the problems we've got in college sports right now that are extending to admissions offices. And I think this is this whole admission scandals gonna get even worse why they would want to put Richard Patino against his father's old school this close to to all the happenings of Louisville. I will never know. And why they would want Richard Pitino mother to have to be in the building to have that story. And it's gonna be it's going to be a story when they easily could have moved moved one seven in and out or one ten in and out of their voided that whole thing I'll never understand that. If they didn't see it and didn't anticipate it, then they're not bright enough to be on the committee. And if they did and didn't care, then I have a problem with that too. But that was the only thing that bothers me let me ask you about two schools from the. See who are given really good shots at making it to the final four both Tennessee and Kentucky Tennessee being in Virginia's regional Kentucky. Of course being in North Carolina's. Genesee. I think has a pretty difficult road to get there. They've got to get through some very good teams that are tempo. Controlling teams like that entire region is a slow motion region. I bet you if you and I haven't done that the homework on this part of it. But I'll bet you probably ten out of the sixteen teams in there in that region are going to be in the bottom third division one and in pace the play in tempo, and you know, the starting off with Virginia. But but also Wisconsin is a slow tempo team Kansas state UC Irvine both both slow Villanova slope Purdue not not all that fast. Cincinnati slow. So it's it's a lot easier to slow team down a faster team than it is to speed one up to speed a team up. And so I think I think it is going to be a a lower scoring bracket. And that made that may be a little bit more difficult for Tennessee Kentucky's region. I thought was. Pretty favorable, honestly, at least get to to get all the way and play North Carolina. I mean, I just don't see anybody from Iowa State to Houston on down that Kentucky's not significantly better than that doesn't mean that I was sta- can't get ridiculously hot put a bunch of points on the board win they can. But I just don't see anybody. That's Kentucky's equal there until they get up against North Carolina. And even even like Kansas is good as they've been. I think Auburn is going to have a really hard time with New Mexico state. And that's a good upset tech for twelve five. New Mexico state is really good. They won thirty games. All ready out of the whack. They play thirteen guys that that play ten minutes or more that team. So it's it's not like you can scout them. It's okay take away. This guy's hand. Regatta four, you know, we're gonna go under on screen on this guy Nobody'd ever. Remember it all with thirteen guys the after have to deal with? So I liked Kentucky's. Draw if they're healthy PJ Washington healthy, I think he's he's got a great chance to get the final four and overall you've seen. There's there's no telling how much Zion you've seen this year. I would I would say you've lost track. But seeing him last week coming back from injury. Didn't look like he had ever missed a breath. Your your take on where he is. And and we're Duke is as well as North Carolina. Yeah. I couldn't believe it ball. You know, I had my John the floor all year watching watching side Williamson it started in in Canada over the summer where you you said I've never seen anything like this. And and there's never been anybody like sign Williamson to play basketball. It doesn't mean he's the best player. But there's but he is truly unique. I think part of the thinking in his coming back was no what kind of shape is. He gonna be in is he going to be playing the same level. He at which he played when he was injured against North Carolina February twentieth. You know, what once it going to be and the truth is it was historic. I mean, nobody's ever in the sixty six year history as eternal but nobody's ever got thirteen thirteen in a game. And there've been some pretty good players in that league that played against teams that aren't you know, as good as them and and nobody's ever done it. And then he does it is first game back. He shot like eighty percent for the tournament. Something like that some ridiculous like that. And and he he did things that. You just don't see this speed is sprinting ability all this different stuff. Is anticipation. You know, he I think he showed more than anything that he's far more than an athlete that he thinks the game on the highest level as well. And I think Duke is is back like that was the value watching them in the turn of the committee is to see that that it's not that there's they look like a number one seat. Now, they're they're back to that level. 'cause they were never once before he got hurt. North Carolina's impressed me. Call your long. I thought in January like this team may not be they may not wind up being very good. I I saw him get their doors balloon off against Louisville on January twelfth think it was. And I was I walked out of that building. And I I don't know good. These guys are to be and to ROY Williams great credit because he's done so amazing coaching jobs. I I would put this near the top of his list, they are legit. And and they've won. I think fourteen out of sixteen and their only losses where? To do confer Jinya. And and man, and they had a shot in the air to beat Duke when they lost Virginia. They had two guys get hurt in the game. And Cam Johnson got hurt with where they were leading toward the end. That was a huge factor in there not being able to secure that win. They got a tough draw. But but I think they're they're more than capable of reaching reaching a final four and having a rematch with Kentucky in the elite eight to do it. So I'll end with the cliche question. You get walking down your block at the airport. Chick-fil-a going to the final four wins at all. You know, I kinda thought in looking at the bracket that I liked the path of both Duke and Carolina. And I like the fact that North Carolina would be playing team that had beaten them earlier in the year. And and for some reason like it shouldn't matter, but, but when you get beat there's some I don't know what it is that that gives you an edge in preparation, they'll give you an edge in once the game starts, I've never believed that, but I do think it gives you an edge preparation. And so I I was sort of thinking, you know, Duke and Carolina could wind up planning title game again. And if I think Carolina's Duke sequel, and if they have shot in the air again to win the game. I was just kind of thinking, you know, what it's it's kind of setting up for it to go in. And who knows we're just kind of guessing this is not a year Paul where I felt like in twenty twelve Kentucky was the best team where I I felt thirteen lables the best team stuff like that. Or even fifteen when I thought Kentucky was the best team. And made the final four. I don't feel that way about any of the teams this year that that. Oh, wow. That's the best team. Okay. They're going to win it. So there's a there's this one was was a little more guesswork than normal. I went through yet. Michigan do Virginia North Carolina with to care with Carolina winning. And all that, correct. Yes. Yes. And and you know, like Michigan. I think I mission spend a little banged up. Charles Mathews middle banged up. But earlier in the year, they were they were so good. And and they have a pretty decent draw. The only the only thing I would say in their their path. They've got a they've got Texas Tech that could get to them with and give a really hard time in the buffalo beat Texas Tech. That will not be a pleasant pleasant game for anybody 'cause buffalo of all the lower seeded teams. You wanna call lower. Sees Buffalo's the one I think that could could make it to the bottom for. Jay, many many, thanks as always we will talk again. I hope thanks for coming on. Thank you. Always a pleasure. A great sport. Jay Bilas joining us his picks. Again, Michigan Duke, Virginia and North Carolina. The tar heels winning the national championship. We will take short breakage reaction to that Katie Nolan in the final hour. We're back after the two listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast Abaco great conversation there with Jay pill is always among the best conversations. We have Greg is up next in Louisville. You're on the air. Hey, greg. Hey, Paul watches, so long time for Hank. You caller. Thank you very much. Just a couple of things kinda Brando. I think I kind of thought were a little weird. He was talking about Duke had the toughest region and a lot of people crying about Michigan state, not being a one seed. I don't know if people remember Michigan state got swept by. Indiana loss off old loss to horrible illinois's team. Probably the worst loss in any to seed in tournament. Yes, we'll talk about how you know. Regina tech did beat Duke. And now they're getting Justin Robinson back kinda left off. The fact that didn't have on Williamson in that game and Wake Forest almost beat that team. Also and just about Kentucky. It was kind of odd that he said North Carolina's more talented. I mean, they weren't earlier in the year can suck you beat them by eight points and kind of dominated that game. And I was just curious what you thought, you know, when it comes down to if the seeds Hoed in you, North Carolina. If you think that's just seems like a lot of people are just pushing North Carolina right past him because they beat Duke twice without Zeon Williamson. Yeah. No. I I have to agree with you on on that part of it. Because. Wake was a basket. Roll in off the rim from beating that. Yeah. I was with Bobby Valvano the other night in up at ESPN. And he was telling me, he does Louisville games as you may know. And I mean, I mean Louisville was up with twenty twenty two. Yeah. And I mean, listen, I'm not taking anything away from Duke. They came back. But I think you do have to think about I mean this team is terrible three point shooting team. They they can get in trouble, and they have gotten in trouble a number of times resilient, but the NCAA being resilient in January and being resilient in late March two different things. Thank you for the call. Really do. Appreciate it. Patrick is in Mississippi, Patrick, go right ahead. Yeah. Paul. I don't I don't call you ask him. But my favorite movies shell saying, redemption? You good men and unforgiving a great movie. It's absolutely right. They really are look the nature. My phone call Paul by three years ago. Then media day new you, and I got into a discussion about Jefferson, you know, Dan Mullen chance on the kid after the incident happened to him. And I told you that he was a model kid his community, which is unfortunate situation. Well, he stayed at he stayed at say Mississippi State for years never got into trouble with a model student. He did a charity work there. And now he's up to be a number one draft pick. And I told you that was going to have. And I'm so proud of that make this phone call today say to you that Jefferson did not fail and Dan Mullins not make a mistake by giving his kid Chan, so no might be did Hatcher again. I remember. Watching that video and to me. It was special circumstances. He he was in a he was a very difficult position for young man to make an instant decision. And and I I he paid he paid the price. But he, but he also learned from it, then he'll he'll be a multimillionaire, and and bring pride to that state. I give you give you credit polls. They knowledge in that that that the kid did make it through the process and now definitely rooting for him and keep doing good and have a good career. And thank you for your time. And I talk about that. Well, I think we're all rooting for him. Thank you for sharing that information in great to talk to you again.

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2021-09-17-KSR-Hour 2

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We got to eat something fried zucchini. They got chicken. They got onion rings. And we have been snacking or not snacking. We've been challenged ryan the entire break. I grabbed half of burger. I thought man this is delicious. Went grab. I thought the other half of the burger and it was a steak burger sandwich. Steak sandwich holy cow. Awesome we count. La i was eating that burger as tau was looking right back at me and then i immediately switched to chicken. There was a little bit of cover. Your eyes looking at me. Like really i also want to say what almost happened right here. Shannon and our talking during the break. And there's this little knob eleven out of the thing it goes. What does this thing do man. But i mean it probably does something and he didn't like moves it and all of a sudden you here and i think he almost moved the thing that would let this pull out. What does that goto. There's there's like holding roy. Calendar lou tried to like me. The bowl run free trying to help you to get a little escape route here. I could see the new story bull ends up on. I seventy five. Thanks to shannon the mood who knew in pita all of a sudden no idea. You're asking me during the break. You had a cow. Yes do cal's sleep standing up or do they lay down. I've seen cows lay down. But i thought the thing was that cows like go cow tipping because they can't get back up what why is that. That's on their side. I think they do kind of a front side but they can just like hungary hunker down. I mean i'm completely rear end here but that seems like it makes sense. Somebody would know. does anybody know. Don't just say it unless you know they definitely can they can do what sleep on their side or stick so then. Why does count wise cow. Okay why is cow tipping thing because you really bored in western kentucky. But i thought the whole point of cat. Tippy was in the cal. Couldn't get up otherwise you're just knocking down. Why do people go tipping. I thought i thought the point of cow tip was you made it difficult. It's funny to knock it over but then it eventually can get back up. Well how does it get up. It rolls over like you would. Have you got new people go every phantom tipping if they can just get right back up maybe it takes him a little time to get up. That gives you time to bust out of their runaway. Maybe so or start chasing you either way you can see. We know a lot about farms and all that a couple of things here before we get back to phones mark. Stoops was asked drew earlier in the week about you know a lot of people. It's been cool this week to say that kentucky's a great job. Andy staples sick dougie's best job in the country in football because you can win seven or eight games people still like you. You make a lot of money. But a lot of people have said that it's top ten job for that reason and they asked mark stoops that and i thought it was kind of interesting because you would think he would go yet is this is a great place to be or i'd say that's kind of cool instead. What he said was well. That's interesting because when i got here it was a bottom ten job which by the way i think is correct but i thought it was a funny interesting way through to respond to that question. I did not expect that response from mark stoops but he is right. I mean they were terrible when he took over in for all these national publications to be called it a top tune job now. Only one thing changed in the last eight. Nine years was mark. Stoops getting here. So i'd say it's kind of a compliment to him and that's how it appears it's like he didn't receive it as a top. It was almost like he was going. Oh you because it's top. Ten job like realized. This was terrible. When i got here. He's patting himself on the back. Did how you. How did you read that story. I take it like hey man look. It was a top bottom tier job. When i got here. Now if you the top tier we've done all this work but all this effort to built this program of and that's why other schools are gonna be interested in talking to him. Speaking about the schools. Last night i was sitting at during the football game by the way the trivia contests that dues were good at it. All were they they did. Acc big ten programs and then they went a long way before somebody off. So but i was sitting with max. Duffy and miles a butler and they. We were watching the game and i asked them about. The story was coming up that james franklin usc or potentially talking. And i asked him. Do you think if if if if james franklin got the job. At usc that stoops would consider the penn state job and they both said almost immediately. I don't think there's any way he'd leave for that. They both said he loves it here. He's like he's like he loves lexington. I cannot see him. They said i cannot see him leaving unless it was four. He basically said florida state or ohio. State might even start to pull out of that if they don't get a little better. He's got a personal connection to florida. State that they and i was surprised. How definitive they worry. And it drew. Because i would think he has to at least consider penn state but they were just like and it's also interesting because to them now. Max is from australia obviously but miles young to them. I don't think that young people. Even look at penn state. Like you. And i do like you and i look at it as man when i was kid. Penn state was one of the. You know whatever now i think. They're not seen by young people. I mean they're they're good this year but i don't think it has the same sort of panache. Maybe it did. When you and i were growing up i gotta think stoops has to be very careful taking any job because he's built so much goodwill here. Everything's going his way outside of indoor practice. He's gotten everything he's wanted. And that will probably come soon as it becomes a bigger talking point. I mean he really hasn't made all those guys made in their case for calling a top ten job. I mean you win. Games people are happy. He's not getting fired anytime soon. To go to penn state or florida state or really anywhere. You're you're taking a big risk because you're new to them and they could throw you wayne heartbeat. If it's going well they could. Can i tell you. Funny story shannon. Yeah so there's these kids down a for kids. But their young younger folks down in in eastern kentucky. They have a podcast the thirteenth region media network. Of course. that's the region that i grew up in like southeast kentucky in the thirteenth region media network has a podcast. And they've been asking me for a long time to go on the podcasts and i've said i will but i just couldn't find the right time etc so so i agreed to do and when i agree to do it we're gonna do it next week. The guy says to me. We are so excited. This the biggest gas we've ever had. I was like hey man glad to do it your thirteenth region people. They just released the graphic advertising next week. Show you all can't see this. But this is the graphic and it says next week's thirteenth region media network north laurel coach. Chris larkin corbin. Seth mills play canis. Adam collins and ks ours. Matt jones i got. I got four billing ryan just next week show. I'm behind chris. Larquie seth meals. And adam collins seth meals and adam collins play and i'm like the magician. They bring out at the end of the tonight. Show right before you are. You were others receiving. So i wonder if the thirteenth three jamir network tells everyone. They're the biggest guests they're like. Hey corbin seth meals. You'll be the biggest gas we've ever had fourth billing on the thirteenth region media. You don't understand. How big north laurels. Chris larkin region. That's what it's about right there. So i'm still looking forward to it but i feel like i'm i might get cut some down time i might end up. I'm sure it's no particular order you know. They just got to put somebody last. Just small on the poster. I'm at the bottom going guys. Who's up next. Adrian is up next adrian. How're you adrian. I'm good doing good. Go ahead and get out of the bathroom and tell us what you got. Your work was the case in longest. Walking yeah And another after either. More derek lobby. You think they'll take The person The system i or you think they'll go holly off tickets. Yes or no calling from the bathroom. Lot of echo can barely hear ya going. Sorry appreciate the call bathroom. I i kind of agree with you. I asked the question that we literally talked about yesterday. Which i'll answer but i'm sort of with him on that. So rick he's email does not get included in the group. Okay all right now to answer the question. I think ryan. They'll take adam boehner if he wants to commit. And then i'm not saying they'll give on their lively but if that means they're gladly doesn't come say lovey. I think they're gonna do as we said. A bird in the hand is worth two in. The bush totally agree. Yeah so they can get one. Go ahead and pull the trigger. They're gonna take that guy whether they're gonna wait on the other one or not. I agree lobbies ring tire little more potential but if boehner wants to sign up you slot in the papers say sign. You're part of this. And we'll just i mean what voters what twelve or something and lively second and it'd be awesome to have first second fourth. Which is what you would have but if you get twelve. And he's the second best big man the class you take you have to you. I know it feels like we're back. We're excited but we're not at a position to turn down the twelfth player in the country just yet. Let's let's take whoever we can get right now if there ain't that high by the way the last service that did not have shade and sharp consented and now every service in the country has shade and sharp is the number one player. Kentucky is not only getting a guy right number one they are getting the consensus number one guy. That has only happened twice. Once since cows davis everybody else they've had guys who were right number one but another services other ones others were consensus number one. They're only like five consensus number one in twelve years ryan. Anthony davis Who else am i missing. James wiseman was wise. Wiseman was consensus so i mean i was excited before ride but now you got a guy i mean when you're talking and wiseman davis you're in the elite of the elite guys defillo. Our fan base doesn't appreciate that fact yet that we're getting this guy yet. I have felt like and it is fascinating to me. Why this is the case. But i felt like with this class. We got the number one guy. America in two days ago we got the number four guy in america and i think people are happy but it hasn't felt like it's sinking in. I agree how big this class is. And i guess it's because we stunk last year. Yeah fans or snake bitten by last year. And they're like we wanna see it. Show me but the excitement ever. Boston and clark and fletch. But they were. They were disappointing but they weren't right like these guys. Though i mean this is this is you here. I've said this so much over the years that i feel like sometimes i'm just repeating myself but there's only there's really good and then there's only since cows been here we've gotten an. I'm talking out of high school. Elite wall cousins night davis gilchrist noel. Randall twins scou- i would in turn out. But that's where he was. In rankings towns towns tell us some towns that high like eighth on one of them but then in the last four years. I don't think we've gotten one. Have we have. We gotten the elite in the last four or five years. I don't think we have. I mean probably the guy that was ranked. The highest was what maybe monk. Maybe i we haven't gotten got the livingston and sharp. We have not gotten guys like this in five years. And i don't feel like our fans sort of process i i'm with. You doesn't seem there seemed like we were more excited about. Bj boston last year than we are about these two guys coming in next year. I think that's the whole problem. And i know he wasn't ranked as high as these guys but he was a top three nba draft. Pick at that time. Ask you holly ranked. And i'm not trying to pile on these guys or saying those fan base has that. That's what i just wanna say to people like ask you even boston. Boston was highly right but he wasn't top five. I mean even that's not this. This is a whole 'nother level and it feels like we should be like aunt like we were win. Remember when gilchrist committed nerlens command and all that like that's how this should be and it doesn't feel like people are processing and it's got to be because we stunt class. I think some of it touts the full box. I agree with the hair so much more attention on football this part of the year then there has been in a long time. I agree don franklin where you wanna get your vehicles. Twenty four locations around the state virtually every kind of model don franklin auto dot com and the number one buying center. They're all for you at least a thousand dollars more on your car than anywhere else for trade. it's done. Franklin auto dot com. If they don't have the car you like they'll make sure a location near you gets it. And there's not an easy place to buy great sales folks and they're not under they don't give any pressure like ryan limited. Do you ever thought about being a car salesman. Feel like you'd be good Maybe after i close my oral campaign. Maybe i'll go into used car sales before you get all my reader to try the hazard. Walmart has volunteered. Had this hazard walmart. So we're gonna do a show in hazard while you greet. I cannot wait for that. Don franklin dot com. We'll take a break in kentucky. It's on kentucky. Sports radio on talk radio ten eighty quarterback sports radio five seven one eighty We're learning so much that weighs five hundred pounds. There's a scale under here. Which i didn't even know cow. Tipping apparently is like snipe hunting. It's not a thing. I've never actually gone cal tipping so that would make you take city slickers like yourself and you go and it's like a way to go. Let's go to cal tibby and you kind of making fun of you. Just leave them. That's what you're actually supposed to do and you'll snipe thank you take them out me. I've never gone cow tipping. But i always thought that was actually a thing and i guess i just learned ryan. It's not really a thing. I've heard me boys do it. Can't confirm pike county in indiana. They do but why is it the thing if the cow can just get up. There's a story guy with high school with. He tried to hit it. Like a linebacker bounced off the cow an idiot. So you've done it. I haven't done about people have. Maybe they fail for it but it was done. People go snipe hunting. But it's not a thing it's it's a thing but it's not every thing to pull a prank on the person that's going to do it. It's not like a real thing everybody. This can be a fun night where it's not where we're cow tipping. They do it to as a prank. I know people who have we have nothing to do. Let's go typical and they've actually cal. Running people take to push a cow over. They don't know you know we're down a four ninety five now watching show fluctuate off of it by the way. The since i mentioned in the first hour the chris oats thing you guys have already donated seven thousand dollars. Wow so we are halfway there and if through the rest of the show and the podcast if folks get there that i think we can. Actually they could hit their goal via the show. And i think that would be awesome. Five to five seven one today. Eighty one person writes matt. Mark stoops in any grand are right now at a car dealership together. I just saw gotta get gotta get a company car. That's right if i believe in practice. I don't know if i believe that. But nevertheless i read brought him more than the day before the game. It probably you know eddie. Had to turn in his company car now. he's going to get one back. What mercer rights matt steer. You told us we hadn't had any. Bj boston a long time. That's why we don't know because you don't know well. That's i mean i didn't say everybody. Everybody changes. I had one explosive moment with the with this last year. That was after the moorhead state where i watched that game and i thought these are really good and i said i think this team's really challenged any of you that watch that game. Go where they're going to be nine and sixteen. I don't think any of us thought after the game they going gonna be not in sixteen if you want to be one of these people. Here's what i don't understand our basketball fan. Sometimes we are so damn spoiled. If you want to be one of these people's like well we're not. We weren't good last year. So how can. I think we're going to be good this year. What about the teen years before that we were good but yet in football we can go four and six last year and everybody came into this year. Go and matt. How can you say we're only going to go. Nine and three were winning eleven. We won four last year. But yet like it's okay to say last year stunk ryan and this year can be good. Now i don't know if this year's going to be elite i do know he's bringing in elite talent next year. How good the team will be. What the i think. We've all hit on it. I think it's just getting snake bit last year. I think hurt us. It hurt our soul. That would they were team. Got snake bit and we all bounced back. Its expectations there though. Yeah i think that's what it is. Fans are more resilient. Yeah back and say we'll be three bucks and you hang out in the parking lot for eight hours before you go in and watch it. That helps too. Yeah yeah so anyway. I if you guys will be the fan. That every year goes well. I'm not going to get excited about getting a number one player in america. When's the last time. The consensus number one player in america sucked. How many times is the number one player in any service scouse. Like the only one think of a time that the number one player in america has sucked. These that's not happen. That doesn't happen. It's happened once and it's a guy it's just exciting to watch like an elite scoring scored all three levels a fun. Gotta get to yeah. Who's next got reese up next race. What's parise I i'm long time who And first off. I want to say that. I was listening to deep. And they were kind of talking about nicknames for we'll lettuce they said The manana man and the sling clinger But i think he's a happy medium and there was a banana sling And then second off. I wanna say. I've been to both of the game so far And i was of thinking of louisiana monroe game. That was gonna be the moorhead state of this year. we're all gonna get excited but after watching missouri. I think takasu stoops past guys out there and I think we could really only lose one game. And if georgia was in lexington. I think we could go undefeated this year right after everybody gets for me excited. This guy's got his beat georgia in the sec. Championship nevertheless only. Now let's see you said tareq stoops and bananas filling in the same call. I'm going to say yes. Maybe talk comes from on the free money. Podcast i'll talk about it so yes you'll get the tickets. I appreciate the call. What are the chances rodney go. Eleven and would percentage chance after your first two games five percent. I come on even put it just because i gave him at georgia eleven. Wanted lose to george. That's a loss. And i think they got drop on the other one eleven to one zero five five seven today. We're here bluegrass stockyards off. I work spike. We'll take a break beer. Sports radio welcome back to kentucky. Sports radio presented by stockton mortgage. Here's matt jones. Water back taking sports radio five seven one today. Text machine to simpson four five two five four. Bluegrass stockyards bluegrass stockyards. All kinds of events. Here shops nice place. It's a very cool but this one of those things. I like doing remote because ryan. There have been no reason for me to ever even know this place existed. If it weren't for this. And now i do and i can come and get a burger at cattle pride yup categorize dr yours very proud of the cavalier. I am and just enjoy this location. That's right off the interstate. There and i would have had no other reason to even know it was here. Yeah i mean. It's such a soup but the restaurant alone is really good. This food they gave us. It's fantastic. I don't have any cows drew but if i did i'd come here. You should maybe even by one you don't have to sell. Just just come on the lead. If about i back yard dumpster. There's not enough room in my car for start with bio hamas mood yellow. There's a lot of a millionaire. keep getting. what about chuck hayes. Part of the cal getting started news wonder locale boissier smoke rules. Kamara just been sitting here the whole show. Just get them in your mouth. Getting these aren't mind. Trust me At kyi sports radio. What birthrights matt a lot of fans are just tired of the one and done every year. And what guys who will be here. I shut up. That's not true. First of all how do we have last year. Why would i mean we. We stuck what people want. If i'm correct you tell me. If i'm wrong is too weird. They want the number one player to be here for four years. Which is not going to happen in any scenario ever again if you don't like one done. This year's team should be your favorite team of all time. We've got all juniors and seniors and we might have one maybe two one and done if you are somebody who hates one and done and then you complain about this year's team that absolutely nothing is going to make you happy. What they want is not coming back. The college basketball in the seventies and eighties nineties. It's long gone. Guys are leaving the moment. They're good enough to go get money and the one guy. Dudes that like like luke garza. I mean you can accept this or not. Cows not going to recruit those guys. He's just not. He is not going to recruit the guy who is a really good college player with no chance at the pros. He's just not that recruit that you may hope he does but ryan. That's not going to happen. And we've learned over the years. Cow is a master with one. Dunn's he's pretty good with older guys. What does he stink at guys in the middle guys in the middle. Yeah the guys that have struggled here. Are guys rank fiftieth. That probably need three two or three years. He just don't work with him tomorrow. Bakers your johnny using charles mathews those guys for for whatever reason it's just a fact they don't work here you know. Would you. When people say that to me. I always say which. Don't you want him to recruit the best players in the country. I believe that is the goal. Well that's what had happened. They're so good. They're not going to be here but maybe a year. And then when he records guy that's one of the best players in the country disappointing. They don't like him either. Yeah i mean when you like devon. Ask you perfect example. That's a guy that people thought could be one of the best players he came here and stunk and let's be honest. We ran him off. He said multiple times of the year. I have no interest in leaving here. We ran him off so like we want guys who are awesome. But we don't accept that when guys awesome there will they like when a guy struggles we go get outta here so i i just don't i for folks like that and i don't think that's a big group but for folks like that. I don't know. I don't know what they want. What's next got drew up next drew. Are you drew. Hey guys. I think we have a a good set up that we maybe haven't had in the past years. Now that we have chin in orlando this is going back to their hurting. And then coach k.'s. Retirement might be playing a big part too but see. Don't let me let me stop right there. There's a lot of people that are saying coach case retirement but then how do you explain the fact that dukes got just as class we do. They've gotten their next year's do class. Drew is actually better than the last couple of duke classes. Yeah i don't know if they're just trying to hold onto what coach k.'s. Leaving behind. But i'm kind of surprised john. Shower is locked up a class. He literally got the commitment from the number thirteen. Th ranked player yesterday so right now we have commitments from three top twelve players. But guess what soda. They in lively is considering them to exactly. So what's ended up happening is oddly next year kentucky. Duke are reestablishing themselves as the top two last few years. That hasn't really been the case. They are next year. So in my opinion coach k. Retiring has absolutely nothing to do with it. Drew airfare enough. I don't. I don't see much on cancer about duke recruiting so apologize And and one question for you guys In taki basketball. I think is doing a better job of just like helping us get to know these players video the other day with them and pose a question. I thought it was a good question. How many holes does a straw have and you have to think about it for a second. I was on the borderline of whether to say yes or no. But i'm saying yes. Now that's a good question on the ticket. Nice that's i thought you were going to be in. No obvious go order that he was going to say i was going to put you know what the straw question makes it a. Yeah i appreciate the call. I hate this question. I mean the answer is is there one or two holes. I don't really see the argument for one whole so i'm just going to say to. It kept me up late at night if we're watching the video. I don't know i'm torn. I'm kippur fifty straw. Could be the whole. Yeah two holes a tunnel. Say yeah what is what is the argument for one whole that whole there's one whole top and bottom of one whole. Yeah know if. I think of a whole that you did. The bottom has a bottom right and that would be one whole this has to because it has no bottom. go to okay two holes. I lean too. But i think it's a lot closer that we're given credit for. It's fifty one forty nine for me. I think it's ninety. Four six tickets next brian. How are you brian. How ya doing do too. I got to think man. I love listening to you. Guys y'all crack me up every day and One thing i will say. I am excited about this football team. I think we can go. Eleven one maybe ten and two. I think we'll be right there. haven't been to the game this year. I wanna take my son so we're gonna drive up tomorrow. Hopefully we can find if a couple tickets You know. I don't think we're to you now. They'll be taking well well. We're gonna try to go wing it. My son works for lot. You never get a chance to be off. He's fouled off. So i told him i said whatever we do we'll get you in that game and view is also if you come by the bar and the pregame show. I've had a lot of people offer me tickets to give away. I haven't taken any of them. But i'll see you can find one or two tonight. Now get you a couple okay. That's awesome and then the second thing. I got real quick i love i live in louisville. I love how you guys. All the cardinals. I hope they lose by thousands tonight. I mean i really do I we always talk about package deals. You know in basketball. Or maybe there'll be a package deal with both our coaches get fired now. Maybe first of all get tickets. How would you like to go to the fan. I fan fest fan fest fan. I was tonight. But and i would like to go after the football game. That would be awesome. Yes sir well. We'll take you got his e mail. Good i'll send you the tickets another. Yes you've only turned out one person. Yeah the bathroom guy who turns out was actually in an auto shop so now i kind of feel bad about it. Well speaker though he could have. Do you think little winston. I know that's going to be a baresi crowd tonight. I mean if you think it's high even with the i admire them trying the half price. Beer anyone from their couch to the stadium. Half-price fear with the mold. The them wanna go crazy on the poor guy that runs the video board long lawns. The football team sucks. I think it's going to be one of their worst for friday night prom be on. Tv is going to be ugly. And jay. lin was right. the first time the churchill downs night racing has started yeah it started last so the churchill churchill down night racing which a lot of the people that just like a party go to that. I mean they're on. Espn tonight this could be an embarrassing looking crowd tonight for them against central florida. You think they win. I don't even know who they play a game. I just i mean mere. Doesn't that gets before. I threw it to you. I said central florida does thinking that. I don't even know they were planning. You said yeah. We get central. They got joey. Gay would get real mad at me about yesterday. Just listened to that sentence. Sports is awesome. I don't even know who they play. Didn't such horrible tell me. Tell me about stock mortgage. He's dropping a wing it or you're gonna get good luck getting your money's worth your stockton mortgage realtor so after i take my case our hat off put my realtor head on and i tell my buyers you gotta have a mortgage company you can trust you know you can trust stockton mortgage docomo all kind of loan programs for you. They'll find the one that's right for you. And here's what i really like about it. They're founded and headquartered right here in kentucky they're kentucky company go ahead and they've got thirty locations across the state i mean. He'll there's billboards all over the place. You can find one close to you. 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It's a very distinct code. So listen if you listen and you're not able to figure out okay. You're not alone but for those of you. That are able to crack the code. It is one of the more interesting. Uk sports stories in a long time. And i'm only telling it on the free money podcast. Good teams right there. You know the story. I mean and it's not it's not something you don't know but but i told it on that and so you need to listen to me. Listen to it today before the game tomorrow to sort of go. But if people can't crack the code. I understand one hundred sixty. I'm lucky i picked up on the road about halfway through. And i figured it out stuff. I encourage a lot of people. Listen see if you can get it if you can resume on the free money podcast. So if you haven't listened to one subscribe we've had a good season so far all right tonight. Channon clay county manchester kentucky. We are crowning the first ever kovic vaccine champion. What really news to me. We're doing a show down there in clay county manchester. I think it's at the high school here in the area. Go see all of our stars but we are having a cheapie ship to fight. The cove got to fight the vaccine back. Yeah that's the opposite. Still fight fight cove it and the winner will have conquered covert now as their achievement ship title for this. You could've needle winter. Gets vacuuming winner. Gets back vaccine. Anyone could get the vaccine. But we're having our first ever ryan cove it vaccine champion and your heaven is one of the rest of getting the vaccine on the stage between the first eight man tournament of between the first round and the semifinals. One of the wrestlers is actually getting the vaccine. Very cool and people can get the vaccine if they come also yes. They're giving away the vaccine anything and they're having prizes too big thing. Clay county has probably been hit as hard not just in cases but deaths as any place. And i really. I want to salute a lot of the people i we. We have a lot of friends of ours. Clay county many of whom will be quite frank with you were vaccine skeptics. Who because of what they've seen whitten got it. Some of those people who are known in clay county are coming tonight to sort of help promote it. I know Some other folks who would come. But they're actually quarantined right now but We're very we're very excited. If you're in the area please please go see. We always have fun down at clay county. So it'll be a fun of it. You got going on. Ryan was supposed to potentially wrestle. Yeah no way no way like you know. There's a middle trained before it didn't matter. I am undefeated against clay county. People kicked richie florida. Got anybody in clay county. I got you you understand. That wasn't really a match. There was just a parole. Who one may. I don't know about that. I think i'd be very careful. We talking talking that much trash. Who's next matthew is up next. Matthew how are you. Matthew yglesias peanut. Well let's close to matthew. What's that well because my email but anyway. I also got don't take you don't just against me shining I gave him the wrong email. I'm gonna need get back on with rick after you. Give me a tip. You ain't gonna get tickets again. The wrong man. i don't it. Don't you live in tampa. You're not going to be able to get there anyway. Well i want my browser to go all right. Well what's your your off to a bad start. So what's what's your what's your what's your comment. I- i'm ready to put on the gas paddle and beat somebody sixty seven to nothing one time. Let's do at one time. And they think it's samui. Yeah we did that with earlier so we get the tickets and sorry peanut. Channon channing gives you the no value if that's your real man. i'm interested. Actually he makes a good point about this though. I am interested ryan in the defense. You don't feel like we're going to score points we score points. I two games but our defense. It hasn't thrilled me so far. Although if you look at the stats the stats are actually not bad. But i'd like to see them. Come down and just shut the team down and you know we saw. We talked about it. Missouri canada exposed the weakness. We have in our defense. And it's a corner. And i think brad white according to freddie like trying to really protect those corners and maybe not a lot of blitzes or having defensive guys were a lot of pressure to not have corners out there on an island. You know what i mean so. I think it is kind of going to be a chess match with brad. White the rest of the season. How to protect the weakness that they found that defense. Yeah they're clearly a good defense. I mean care. The old team eighty seven yards in a game. You're a good defense but there's still a lot to up. Been too many tackles and situations in position finally got a turnover last week. Huge interception still like see more of those especially tomorrow. I think if nothing else just to build confidence for your place messy games. But it's so odd. They had been saying nineteen apparently was fourteen. They had fourteen. Plays for a loss against louisiana monroe. But then we didn't have our. I play for a loss against missouri until the fourth quarter and thankfully we had one with the sack on the final drive. But they they they weren't. I mean obviously not going to be as dominant gets missouri. But they did struggle. I think to make this point about missouri was. They couldn't get the third long stops. They converted four third downs of over ten yards. You just can't let that happen four times in a game. No missouri coaches are are not idiots. They're smart. They found that they exploited it. Which is a good coach. And so that's why they were hurting us at that point. Hopefully this week we able to clean that up a little bit heading heading forward. Who's next. have taylor up next taylor or whatever your name is go ahead. Hey guys i We need to keep the people who got the energy about the one and done some basketball way from football program. I'll take all the high profile transfers that want to come to the football program. We'll let us one down. Robinson jockeys jones dare rosenthal are probably four our best ten players on the team. All of them transfers the transfer of puerto was very good to us this off season. Yeah and i. I think we'll keep. We'll keep taking them to. But i wanted to go back to one thing you all. We're talking about earlier in the week. I think that Ruffalo is not getting enough credit. For how good kicker he really has been. He struggled early on in his career with us but he really turned it on last year. And i think that we really can rely on his foot to win the game this year and i actually think it'll happen at one point we will have to win a game bilko from. He's only missed. And i appreciate the call. He's only missed two kicks. Give them the tickets by the way i was good. Call all right there you go. Tickets are good. He's only missed two. Kicks ride the problem was one. Was that extra point against people in that. Cost us the game and people remember that but otherwise he's been really good. He doesn't have a huge leg but from like forty five and he's very consistent. And that's what you gotta live and i think that's why stoops trotted out there to try that field against missouri. The night they have that much confidence in the guy that he was gonna hit it and put the game away. You need insurance trusted choice. Dot com is the way to do it. Don't just go and try to shop from all the insurance companies go to one place and independent agents find what's best for you trusted. Choice dot com. Do you like shopping. For insurance through do not trusted choice dot com. They'll shop for you give you all the best options and the prices and the one you need. It's trusted choice. Dot com your trusted choice for insurance. Here's the story of this weekend tonight. What's the concert down rob. Is eric chart eric church. You're going right maybe got got a bowling event. I might get a little out of hand all pulling event. It's a wild bowling event. How could you but you really like eric. Church don't you to you. Like i'm not like a big huge stand but i did see when he was coming up. I'd like to go. But no i not have tickets abby. Now we're going to go. But she left town and that kind of lost interest when she left on. So you're not gonna go bowling. it's bowling instead. is looking like to be the path. So you're not going eric. Church anyway and eric church concerts tonight. We're doing a little pre game party ks bar. If you're an air turks fan what are you doing tonight ferret. Douglas game got cancelled repulsed by henry. Clay you go to going. Douglas got cancelled canceled tonight. So now i'm going out to eat with the family. Like i say my son's in my son's had a bad week. Lost car is girl and his dog out about a week. You came yeah. I country a country. So i don't know if he wanted you to say if the radio is lost his girl but do might help them out. That's exactly right so the song case bar opens at nine. Am tomorrow for brunch. Always great the breakfast and brunch. There's amazing we'll be doing the show there. The pre-game show starts at eight. Am on wwl. P. goes from eight to ten. I hope you will listen then. Of course tomorrow night at seven is fan fast fanfare fan and you can go get a ticket fan fans i fan fest dot com and please join us. We're gonna have a lot of fun doing our thing out there too big weekend. Big fun weekend win the football game the basketball game. They wanna watch the game at the bar. Make your reservations now and thank you all very much here. Bluegrass dockyard thought so great place. We appreciate it. We'll see you tomorrow morning sports radio.

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Sweet 16, Elite 8 Preview

Courtside with Seth Greenberg

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Sweet 16, Elite 8 Preview

"Slam jam Ben dick, what are you doing warm up for the game? I all the games I watch even when I can't get tickets. It helps bring stadium atmosphere to wherever on watching all the diaper. Daddy, doesn't again come on dick save it for the air. We've got a game and check out vivid seats. It's the easiest way to get all the tickets to the games you want to go to vivid seats for the windy. The buzzer. Sometime. Courtside with Greenberg. Dockage the definitive college basketball podcast. Woodside greenberg. Dockage Chris Qatar here with you. We're on TV today. Guys, be on your best behavior. Cr Dobbs boil over there. He's he's Adam Schefter is working to phones. Breaking news. Find out I'm trying to find out if you know PJ Washington, I got people talk. You got a lot of people have had a lot of free time. But now, you don't have free time, which what amazes me is that you guys claimed to have any free time during this time of the year, you're on sports center. I just saw you earlier you're going to be on get up on taking. I had to find I have a big data Mark some of these squares show. And you know, it doesn't get no the three ten seventy that twenty minutes with you award-winning. Well today, we've got Bruce Pearl got painter. We've got legendary Don Fisher. And we've got my high school the fighting fifty nine is Andrea out date chaps serious. That's a big even write a big check pay for drinks. I'll write a big check. I mean. And of matter misses the check is not going to be able to be cashed if it's big, but L right-center hunkered pick sharpei match painter. What he's doing team? You know, we're gonna get into these games. I don't wanna hijack and you just get into that game for I wanted to south. Okay. And then we'll start with ten flexible. Here's what I think. If you think flat. Here's what I would say Matt painter last year when they played Tennessee in the Bahamas told me, basically the entire year how his team got intimidated beat up physically by grant Williams. This is going back a year and a half. Not this year in the Bahamas. Previous year, the respect that Matt and the team half for grant Williams is incredible me, I would say this. I would say Purdue thus far is the team of the tournament. Simply because they're got the defending champs two out of three years down thirty six. I'm believable. Now. People seem to forget this about Villanova's biggies champs biggies tournament champs. Florida state. Yes. Damn good basketball team and produced got him down thirty six and what happened in that game? Carson Edwards at forty to enforce it. He didn't go nuts early actively aggressive. They say yes in love. And I did a number of Purdue games. And he would come out if he comes out jacking up bad threes as he did in the first game against forget who they played Nobel dominion producing trouble. If he is selectively aggress did a game against a high of state. Seth of all the games I've done this year. Nobody played better than Purdue against. Hi, oh state because Carson Edwards came out to defend ball drive the ball run, then shoot. And when he does I'm telling you, they can be Tennessee. Now, Tennessee tough is L not going to get anything over them. You're going to have to play really well, but I like Purdue in that game. Because I just think there's something about this crew. I was really impressed with them defensively. Yeah. Their team defense eastern eight eastern guard. Anyone anyone and he said thick and yet long and tough. And yes is go and harms the job they've done with him. He looked they have to unique difference makers on defensive event harms, and and and no gel eastern are different makers on a defensive end. I mean, they really are harms flying around. I'm gonna do this. He he's a couple of biscuit short. But I mean, I mean he just plays with so much energy and so passionate and so and his teammates like they they enjoy it because he's the one. Guy that gets like outside is conference emotionally. And then all the other guys are just so locked in and focused and tough and determined. And you know, the other thing about map painter. I think that's really interesting. He doesn't get seduced by all the BS like he recruits his type of guy. He's dead. Nuys. In a couple of years in west Lafayette. Goose rise Chris players, married. He did take a couple of chances. This went produce slipped a few years ago. And he said, look I went after guys that didn't fit they weren't the greatest players, but they just weren't the fit guys and had end up getting rid of a couple of guys that were from Indianapolis that were good that one guy state, and it just didn't work. So he kind of went back to the PJ PJ Thompson who played let wasn't really recruited to code him. Turn it over with intern. And then they fit a no gel eastern. I think this is true only starting guard in college basketball that didn't make three now he doesn't think it for. So I'm saying, I mean, he has everything he he'll post you. But it's going to be tough against Tennessee. Right. I mean, Tennessee shows up for Tennessee half of the second the bone the bone. Carson Edwards match. Interesting. It is going to be really really what happened gel eastern on Scofield you talking about to physical tough gresson f- guards Scofield's gotta be a little bit more consistent pace is going to be interesting that game. I think and two teams that are you know, up front. They don't get a ton. Like, I look at. I looked Tennessee. Like, you want more out of Kyle Alexander and focus, and then again, I would think that at times Matt wants a little bit more at a harms, and and Williams Williams is back out that that that lesser role. I think that's going to be that's going to be as good as we'd sixteen game. As there is been a job painters done. He's got guys that can pass and catch the guys at his most shoot shoot. I watch. Close. I was really and they're one of the few teams that moves people. Lot of people the ball moves a little bit in college really moves. But in Purdue people move to I mean, ask circling you're cutting and to your point what happened at Tennessee. I and we can go on to other games. But I think it was the simplest bigly took the foot off the gas. I will played really hard. And I swear to God when your coaching on the sideline it's it is literally like a snowball coming right at you that you're trying to stop. But I will say good for Tennessee. They got it figured out grant Williams made plays and they got it done. And they play you like Purdue he liked Tennessee. You go with the Boilermakers on picked Tennessee, my BRAC, and you still just staying with my brand. I am really impressed with I really impressive. What about the top? Hafer Jinyan, Oregon, Oregon alone sleep with alone, the double digits to get into the Sweet Sixteen coach, I've got Virginia. I think Virginia exercise that demon. I think Virginia DC Keith as plan really, really. He bit. Yeah. I mean, you're talking to guys Markley Hollywood take anything at this point. Hey, guys, have great hair. And then they mess with it. Just as more accentuated. What? His him blocking shots. I'm catching lobs and Dunkin, and that's just what the is is. He is different. It's just in like cow guys been okay, drums, sometimes disappears dry. I don't think Drome has to score Jerome scores. When you need him to the Andre hunters the guy when the guy when a game gets tough unless guys have one of those nights. Like, yes. Some one of those nights where ball hits his hands. And it's off. How does the guy that's got to go win games from at the end again? I think this I think from an Oregon standpoint Wooten, we talked about right? I mean, he look don't the one thing that Oregon. I think can do I think I think they can speed it up a little bit. And that may be that may sound dumb 'cause they play that soft pressure to slow you down on. Yeah. And and I'm watching them. And I'm thinking, you know, what if I'm playing against Virginia. I I want at least get it going to little bit. And I know that it opens it up maybe for cow guy or or that kind of stuff. But man when you got a big guy near that block shots like Wooton does. And you got a kid like Pritchard that can make shots. I just think you gotta you gotta get some easy bucket somewhere. Like you cannot grind every stinking possession. So of Oregon could get it down drag it shoot a little I just. I don't like Oregon in this game. But I am not totally in love with Virginia. I just think that you can guard those two guards see I think Oregon is going to continue to do that soft pressure. So that they only have to guard mover Blau all that stuff for junior. Does. Yes will Virginia in a shorter clock is ticking. Only have by the time. They advance over half court. A little bit of short clock. And they get them out of rhythm offensively where they can't move your side aside, and then maybe some long rebounds and get out and purchased. Good at he. Yeah. I news go would you be mad if Prichard at twenty shots, and again, no, in fact, when I say move he made he made that one deep. Oh, it was from the parking lot just saying you you gotta make shots against them and was shot. Ready yen. You can whip it. And you just can't I don't know more. I watch them more. You just can't try to grind every possess. I like to soft pressure, but I like getting out against them to keep it ball, reverse you both like with this. He's whiny on it. I am all your little. Little shocking used to that south region. We're going to talk about the mid west here. Auburn was a team that coming in. I thought it's just maddening. It's one of those teams kinda like of Virginia or Michigan this year. One of those that you thought this just seems like one of the higher seeds. It's going to go out. And yet here Bruce Pearl is in the Sweet Sixteen in his team's live by three die by the three. Oftentimes in the NCA tournament. They're living by three right? Yeah. I think they're really good. Unfortunately, playing the team. That's really, really. Yeah. I I think the best Kobe white his improvement. Oh, and he makes like we talk about the draft that we want to have this synergy between in bay in college. Kobe whites going to be between five and eight or nine draft them. His second speed is building. He doesn't run his team perfectly. But he's in him. He looks like an NBA guards physically straw, Cam Johnson everytime. He shoots talk about fast. Auburn gets fast. Carolina gets all up the floor like in. Light years. I mean, it's ridiculous the ground this thing they're going to be this game. I just think Carolina's better. I think Cam the most underrated. Thanks, honest to goodness heat. Does everything you want he handled it, and then I look at and I don't know. I don't know the NBA parallelly because I look at camp Johnson. I'm thinking to myself is due to play in the NBA as long as he shoots. It looks like looks like a little bit farther NBA lines. Not going bother him. All I heard was Nasiri little little Nasiri little in this freshman class and Kobe white, man. I think he I would I would argue that caches Winston is the most valuable point guard in the country to his team. But I would also argue the Kobe wide is second. I think he's an incredibly valuable guy guard ball guard. What's EMMY scoring point guard Bogart, I would've answered that for you. I've heard that a few times we just say scoring point guard because that's it's hard to say, vulgar, more syllables all guard Boga like I played to Bogart's when I coach two guys that can make. Initiate office can score. What about what does that do a guy decision game that time man at that term process? You might use it might steal that you probably will give me what does it do late in the game for covy white though, it does that make him more likely to bring the ball down and take a shot at the end of the game. We saw the the second third do game took maybe an ill advised shot as opposed to driving into the tin or getting the third game. Bad heating, set the man up coming up that screen, but we never create trade Jones right over the screen. Yeah. I just think this look I think that Bruce Pearl's done in amazing job with this group and if Harper can make shots, okay, fine. But I think I think Carolina's best team in the country. Scree so Carolina moving on Houston in Kentucky. Kentucky plays like Kentucky play the other day. They're not winning that game. What can't scoring? Is the way they did against Cincinnati in the championship game of the American. They were they were not the Houston that we've seen pretty much every game. Yes here. Here looked terrible to say about about Kentucky. And this shocked me I thought Wofford got better shots in Kentucky. God. Yeah. And that should not happen like that cannot happen. Because eventually you got to be able to throw that basketball inside. Or you gotta be able to do something that they were not able to do that. Houston will guard you Houston. We'll stay in front. Huston his tough Houston. We'll get the ball down the floor. I like Kentucky in this game. But I only reason I like Kentucky in this game is because I I you and I were in the Bahamas and we liked Kentucky from the get-go. So you might as well stay with it. But man, oh, man. Houston's really good. I look I think you should really good and well coached they compete. They got an edgier this team Ramaz move, Calvin Samson's, Oklahoma. Yeah. Little bit under-sized good guard play Brooks is very good and tough shot maker. You know, you just look across the board cord Davis, Scott can create a little separate all that stuff. Sounds great. I think document I'm a little bit on the other side without PJ Washington. All right, re Travis got some touches he scored a little bit. I thought the fence Li they showed greater toughness 'cause I didn't. I thought they'd melt on some of that action on Fletcher McGee. I think that they get PJ Washington back which now of said Natalie can score and a block he can play on high. You announcing they got him back or what you say. I'm saying my gut feeling is he will make an appearance in the game next week. That means couches text you now. No, no, no. I haven't thought about that. Yeah. I don't buy talks about other people. So I think that I think he comes back, and I think now I just think that this is a game Kentucky. It's it's gonna be a grinded out game. I think that they're good in grinding out games. Coward almost rather play grinded out game. And I think they figure out a way to win. I think I think Houston get stuck offensively to know. We're gonna take a quick break here on courtside before we do though. Let's tell you. About harry's. Look at how scruffy I am right now, we're on ESPN. Plus, so I'm on camera. I probably should have shaved. But I don't like it. It's uncomfortable. But that's because I don't use Harry's. And I've got to start doing that. Because it's going to give you more comfortable shave in a cleaner shave. And I'll feel better about it. Go to harrys dot com forward slash court site. 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Let's talk about number one to boy. I mean, it seems like so many champions have had that one game that you you. It's improbable that you're going to advance you're gonna lose. But you find a way to win it. Whether it's ties, and then you can go down the list and find a bunch of teams that have done that, you know, Jim Valvano did it when he was with NC states should have lost Pepperdine go down the list. Maybe that was the game for Duke that they should've lost. But they wanna now maybe their team of destiny squared. I think they're the best team. Like, I okay. There's a formula for beating them except you didn't beat them. I mean, I know tip in they do make place. Yeah. You know, what I know that there was a hook and hold. It wasn't called. I know that you missed a tip. Okay. But you missed and guess what Duke is still there. I think Virginia Tech who I really really like can beat Duke first of even with nine they beat doing without Zayn. I think they can I think one of the things that they're going to have to do. And I don't know anything about Virginia Tech other than having done a couple of games of theirs. And I love this. I'm on hill kin. I think he needs to decide are or somebody needs to decide I'm going to stay in front of our j Barrett now, that's not ease. But I watched that kid he'll get new stance right in front of me for two games. He's big str- not tall. But he's strong. Just keep them in front one guy. And I said on his left hand, that's it. And then you play all the help. And you do all the things you gotta do Zion. And all that I think this team that can beat them. But to beat him they're going to have to have hill. And I think they're going to have to have black. Sure have a big game where he bails him out. Maybe with a rebound inside or something where you throw it inside to him because I think he's good enough to do that this twelve three game. They gotta make twelve threes, really J. But here here's the deal. Virginia tech. They played just Robertson adjusted Robinson you look at their points per game. I think I have it here somewhere because I have eight thousand piece of paper, they average ten more points again just ramps on the court. They should ten percent. Can I stop you ask you because I watch a game? The just Robinson try to do too much. I didn't I was jumping between he might if. Yeah, I'm sure he can. But where he packs game. I think defensively and leadership and he does getting lady gets guys easier shots, and I know what's going to happen. But just a Robinson is designed Williamson virgin tech a lot of ways when they're playing at the very best. The problem is last time when Zainuddin play they played Jack white and they played Alex O'Connell those twos dues didn't even get an a game yesterday. Oh, that's a good trade. I mean, that's a good trait. And now of sudden dukes defenses better they're getting more, easy baskets. They're getting more pain touches the challenge for ducal be defensive discipline because Jin tech run some good tricky stuff. And when they were netra stuff, you don't communicate and you're gonna end up with an extra pass wide. Open three that's going to be the issue. And then they can they could potentially get sign. A Faucher was because of Duke go small at all like they did yesterday for period of time black shirt and get you Faucher because he's got those steppers unders that's what I'm saying. Now, the one thing are you gonna play if you're Duke, you just watch the team playoff everybody. You got gold wire in there. You can't shoot. I know you're gonna play gold. Why are you going to give Alex O'Connell or you're gonna give Jack white a shot? Jack, white is no macadear say what I want is back. It. I'm not putting him in Serb. Elliot's the x factor for like he works. Factored anyone over twenty eight and then went to Serbia they went to the factor and then Connell. Connell. You put him in. I would I'm not in practice with them every day. Because obviously something about Al show Connell that irks the Duke staff in that he doesn't get like it's not like he's in the rotation and he stays in rotation. And we'll get a live with what he does with this poorly. They situationally play him. But that's why I'm saying game. But yes, he didn't play yesterday. I know and like that was the situation. Just put that dude. Water and say trae drive at the big fella throw it to you. If they play and just have him bang a couple of threes. Maybe coach K learn I think you gotta you cannot if it's going bad for Duke. Let's say it's going bad, whatever and you playing off and you're doing all the same things with black. I think you gotta give it a swing. Right. You gotta now I agree to wanting to bothers me out. They were wondering is this is gonna make you Leggate only one thing that bothers this guy. This. This is going to make you laugh. Like at the end of the game. You know, coach Cates had to his team. Yeah. I believe in you guys. You know, we're gonna win this game. And yeah, this is what you made for us. What he told you what you made for? All. Right. And then you know in in the other game the Louisville game, you know, down nineteen in. We're gonna win this game. How come when I said that? I said the same stuff me is that, Dan. Tell you what we're going to witness game at half time in a MAC championship against Kent state of positive already to go with this is what we've worked for you. Antonio gates. Man, just to say you can't go in there and say guys, I don't think we can win this game. I mean, just come. I do I headset on and YouTube don't because I have my earpiece on jeeze. First of all that is a surprise have. Everything's in pretty good shape today. I know I got my private. Is look might be. A little bit on the side. Happy stick it up. Let's go talk about the fought him of this east and Tom Izzo was the coach of the year in college basketball for what he's been able to do with this team getting him this we'd sixteen now if he gets the final four you clearly will be, but this is Tom Izzo now going against an interim coach at LSU and those kids to their credit they played very well with all the distractions off the court they've played great yet here at some point. You got to forget about the coach and talk about the kids, and we'll Wade's at home, and that's fine. But man, oh, man. I'll tell you what the shot you were talking about maybe on our other podcasts the angle that waters hits the shot to meet Maryland, and the toughness that they've shown through because this is what I've said I went through this when I was interim coach, Indiana, it's not just the coach being suspended. What happens is people are being brought in to talk to the AD there. There's there's investigations going on, and you feel as a staff, and you feel as a as a team that you're on an island by yourself and the truth of the matter is really it's only worked out one time. And that's Steve Fisher and people always point to that. But most times it goes, by the way of Arizona last year or us in. A or go keep comedy, Indiana. But the only ones I know peppers allies night. Yeah. You just get your brains beat out so good for this team. But I do think I do think beating miss Minnesota by twenty points a team that knows you team is physically tough, not know is probably playing the best that they've played Elliot's shows it is team is really good. And I must say this, and you can expound on this the two inside guys goings and Tillman have really grown up. Yeah. And worn adds that. But those guys took their defense to another level entire equate. Yeah. Man mcquaid is. I mean like he did not play while against Kansas in champions class. You just didn't. And they finally got him to relax and be and believe it himself and trust himself and all that jazz, which I think is great caches at different level. And and a great graving Cassis he can be bad for ten minutes. But at the end of game, I mean, he's three and against Michigan. Because the end of the game they're down. He says all right here, we go. And like if you do that game and you one hundred percent, right. You said right now caches confused HAMAs on it pretty hard. But you said you said, you know, what I've seen this before he'll figure out a way, and he'll get it turned around caches Winston turn stuff around. But the combination of goings until men the -fensive only so good and so connected. And so good and ball screens. They're gonna have to rebound a ball. I mean, let let's say they're gonna have to rebound the ball a caches. Can't spit it away. They do those two things they win game. I think that their speed game that transition game when they get stops factor because I'm not sure that nozzle gnaws read will run the floor with goings and tell them dudes Rodman change his, but they're playing with house money. The one thing you cannot do. I don't think he lay for your radio show. My daughter's calling me she doesn't understand. We're doing the world granted podcast. The one thing you can't do if you're LSU is be surprised at how hard Michigan state runs to start the gay run. They do and that can shock you little bit. 'cause you see it on film and everybody on film looks like they're running. And then you get in there and everybody on real life looks like they're sprinting, and there's a big difference. And you got a match you gotta come right out and match that because Michigan state is a little bit like this Michigan state, smells blood, and when they know that they can get by. You'll see a guy run the millet a court. I'm telling you Nick war before he got hurt was running like running crazy purse. Yeah. He was he was fantastic to watch. And so, but I think that's an and the rebounding aspect because LSU's going to go to the back rebound you both like Michigan state to beat LSU in. What should be pretty good game? I do let's move down to the west Kazak and Florida state. I mean, Ray came it's going to be on believable, Leonard Hamilton is the anti. You know, when you talk about a guy that looks like he was forty years old forever today. Like today, he looks like he's still forty is like the anti willy Nelson. Willy Nelson was like he was seventy when it was forty Leonard Hamilton looks like he's forty now that he's like the demographics of our listeners. Thank you can appreciate great perspective on it too. When you had our greatest, it's it's incredible. But more than that. I mean, that's all well and good. But when I watch this is what I watch. When I watched Florida state most times you watch ball pressure. Sal man in putting pressure on about what I watch is lane line pressure. I watch passing lane pressure. And when they get out in passing lanes, Chris they are special. I mean, they'll deflect the ball out of bounds. L come up with a steel, but even more than that when you watch offense ran against Florida state offense against Florida state is not ran at the three point line offense against Florida state is ran halfway between the the half court line and the three point line. And when they're doing that may are they tough to be you can't get to the rim because you have to drive it from so far now, Gonzaga zion's got a lot of guys man got a lot of guys a lot of experience. I love sack nor Val Perkins is up and down Clark's catered this. Yeah. Clark. Yeah. Talk about Clark. And here's the other thing. I don't have it in front of me. I don't know how many threes Hashi Murray has hit this year or not hit this year. But I know this and always go history last year against Hieaux state to get them in the Sweet Sixteen. I don't think it hit a three all your hits three of them. So he's a big time guy in big time. Moment's gonna be tough game. Yes. But the last time they played in the answer by tournament which was last year. Florida state beat him by about sixty beat him bad and the difference. I think for this year is Brian Clark estate. Didn't have a guy like burn o'clock last year enough of a difference than get them through this game's going to come to one thing that it was talking about the defense. Can they speed up? Josh Perkins Kansas Perkins, which you can do get out of sync. Josh Perkins out of sync. Then all of a sudden Gonzaga's not the same team. And they're going to remote. We'll guys one thing. I was interesting watching the game against John rant is that they ran five different guys at John rant in the first eleven minutes of the game. And when job gave it up their game plan was terrific because they didn't let him. Get it back. So they set right. We're taking him out you for guys make a play. So what did force job to keep it a little longer trying to get to the rim. And then they voted by. We're gonna meet you at the rim with a bunch of seven foot dudes that I can swat bang and they slice. So they're defensive game Blanda just to their personnel. They're gonna know it. We got we got to speed up Josh Perkins. He has to be good. He's got to be the Josh Perkins that played against Duke. He can't be Josh Perkins that played against Saint Mary's in WC championship quickly. Who do you like then? Florida state I picked Gonzaga name in my sheep might be famous sheet after watching Florida state this weekend, I'm leaning towards Florida state. Okay. Finally, Texas Tech Michigan. This the bottom of the west was invoked for people to say buffalo for people say Nevada. I certainly was you saw Michigan coming in off that big ten tournament. Whoever. Listen to me more in Nevada. You said were getting undefeated. Handle do. I love more. I love Texas Tech. I love Michigan. We have a difference for pity. I you love Michigan more now than you didn't even week ago. You do. Yeah. I do I like the way they're playing. I I like to coach what's that coach? Oh, gosh. Is he tournament? I like here's what I like about Michigan. I think Michigan's getting out and running a little bit. I think Michigan who can get stuck offensively. We all know this that we have seen them get stuck offense. And you certainly can get stuck offense leaves Texas against Texas Tech. I like the fact that Michigan's driving a basketball little bit. And if Michigan's going to win they need a big game, Jordan piling, Jordan polls great. He's he's been a little frustrated with Jordan pool shots election that type of thing I like Michigan. Look it. I I don't see Texas Tech Linton Xavier Simpson and Charles Mathews getting fitter right hand. I think the improvement of Texas Tech offensively is incredible great like you look at to Rico ones like he can score. Now, you look at Moretti. I mean every time she thinks going in you look at Mooney so much more comfortable in running an offense and picking his spots. I just think Texas Tech is really special, and I think they're gonna forego. I think I think they ought to. But I'm just glad you're picking Michigan. Right. Big ten Homer. Here seems like you guys the west region is the most wide open as far as it could go any way they cuts for I think all four those teams are fun of orbit yet. So that's gonna be fun to watch. That's the first game of the entire weekend, by the way, Thursday, just Thursday. I go first game. That's big time game big time big time game almost as big time is our podcast. Be back with more after this. But I gotta tell you don't settle for waiting in lines. When you need tickets of all of the things I dislike in the list is long long. Just go on. You too. I'm impatient. Yeah. You're right. Exactly. Right. I do not like waiting in line for tickets, doc, and so I can just easily go onto vivid seats and get my tickets. Well, I didn't have to worry about waiting. That will be the biggest thing for me. Vivid seats, you can see your seats before you buy them, which is huge to me because I like sitting in their back by one hundred percent buyer guarantee, you may have to find another way to spend your time besides waiting in line, but you'll be closer to the action Seth and you've ever been before heading over to vivid seats, the largest independent ticket marketplace around and spend less time in the waiting room mean we've all been into waiting room. We don't wanna be in waiter. I mean like I want to get to the headline. I want to get the best seats. I want to be able to get in the seat in Georgia's show and do whatever need to do. That's why you have to go to vivid seats, don't buy just any seat get a vivid seat back with courtside. Let's talk about the elite eight and really ultimately the final four as you look at these brackets, we kind of touched on with the west, and let's just start there is as wide open as anybody can as you can get. I mean, all four of these teams could get to the final four. You look at it said pick, which one of these teams, you think is most likely to get there to Minneapolis of those four teams, I have Texas Tech. And I'm sick with that stack. I just think they're improvement offensively. I think their toughness, I think they have enough that I I'm I'm going with the raiders, I don't do the next. I plus I mean, it gives us one more episode of court cyber coach beard fires the fireside chats. Yeah. Stuff. Really? He introduced to the world last week, nothing better farside. What are you gonna get a fireside chat at of coach beard or no you want to be on the fire such? How do you even know? But you talk host. I don't wanna know. Now. Special. Here's what I got Florida state beating zag Michigan beating Texas Tech. But I got in the final four. Choice. I look at this is the best team. I agree. So I'm gonna take Florida state because I got him beaten zag. But but truthfully you said early I wouldn't surprise me. If any of these four teams came out you haven't made a pit base. Yeah. I'll go Florida state because lawfully if you ask them rant, he waffles. Here's a man that has an opinion and sticks to very rare for you to offer. May I change it again? All three narrow upset every fan base or you like make every fan base. Never making them has. Picking they ought to get upset with you. Let's talk about the east because this could be battle a heavy wings in the elite eight with Duke and Michigan state I got to. But I can't I. Giving me a headache. But I'm gonna take do because my finals, Duke and North Carolina. I think Michigan state. Is playing great connected defensively. But until somebody beats Duke was I on I'm buying it nine. Oh, you know. I know they expose in raw gonna talk. We've talked all week or we will talk a blue. Okay. Then go paid them until further notice. I'm taking beat him. But they didn't. They didn't beat them. Right. That's what I'm saying. I'm going with do. But I think that Michigan state Duke with the depth for their front court. Those three guys with Hillman and goings being really good defenders and Tom's not gonna guard some dudes, and he'll have some stuff. And the reason I'm going to do. I just worry about ports of Turner's. I don't think it's a great matchup for do. I don't either it's saying you can stay. I mean can rebound defend the paint and they can spend individuals and stance, and they they're gonna score easy baskets, and it really doesn't put defensive pressure on caches Winston trae Jones doesn't put all kinds of pressure on cash hassle backtra bungle back. Adam again, that's. So I don't know. No. I'm talking about trade. I'm talking about caches guarding trades. So yeah. Yeah. Hundred doesn't put pressure on him. Like, you know, some of the teas. Let's talk about the south both do you guys like for gene and move on. But then there was a little bit of. A little bit of especially at this all on cat all in on. I'm all in on the Cavs resemble in on the Cavs is because every says the style of play can't win it. They lost three ACC games less two years. Why? So who says the style of play can't win by gurus goose? I don't wanna hear gerbers. I want to hear it like if you it's good enough to win the ACC like every year and being the more seed, and they only lost good all year, by the way, three four fire unless they were down at half in the first round. So that's a big red flag. People might backside. I'm taking UVA I've been down on them not down on them. I haven't been as high as everybody all year. We'll say this so produce got some guys that can make shots on that site against at that attack. And they've played against pack line at hun. Thing is what's the kid? I can't think of his name right now for Virginia comes off the bench. She's a shooter talk six eleven kid CAL's. Huff thing hops, going have to make some shots out knocking out some he's going to have to make some in the game. This to get them to the probably get a rebound. That's Jack Salz jobs. Not hops job. No your role screen fact, the greatest over Virginia as a as a podcast Virginia moving on the south midwest, more, blue bloods, North Carolina and Kentucky, I got North Carolina. Just because I think they're the best team playing right now. I think North Carolina up and down the court. I think they're going to score it a lot easier than Kentucky's going to score it. I think Kentucky they wanna grinded out game. But it ain't going to happen in this one. Because as you said earlier Seth nobody gets it down the floor faster. Nobody has more shot makers. And then you know, what Kentucky as I said. They will be a good game or any beat them. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, they beat him. Good. But nobody's playing better. Right. Now. Hell Michigan beat UNC by twenty four. And when I watch Michigan play UNC at the boy this year for Michigan's going or this year for North Carolina's going be interesting. I'm better, but here's their Carolina beat Gonzaga when they were beaten, Duke. And then the next game Kentucky fine. I'm just saying how they're playing mass try to create, you know, scenario. Watches, chris. Can you have winning? Oh, you do. I thought you're going North Carolina. Want to go back to Paris. I have Kentucky winning FPJ place. If he does your thing is PJ plays. He's the PJ of all I think PJ can run run with with Luke. I think that that gives come down to connection hagan's keep Kobe white in front. Here's his thing. You gotta understand about casts and boots. That's normal now for kids to get put in a boat or a cast like I'm marched precautionary. Yeah. Used to be that a guy would have it wrapped up. Come in for is. Now, they just put it in a saw heart cat, soft casts or a boot. And you know, he missed a weekend. Which means he's going to be ready to go and he'll play. He'll be really good. You'll be good. But North Carolina. I like Carolina. You like Kentucky Kentucky. So that one's kind of don't me being, you know, I love you had Donut. To the for the adding I mean, like enough just grow up, someone can have a different opinion. I know we'll have several more podcasts before the end based on the sixteen that we have remaining who who wins it. All right now, I'm gonna pick Duke is that's why pick I'm not one of those waffle guys that we have pick you in see because that's who I picked and I'm not one of those waffle. I love it. 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Tony Bennett is going to join us here in a few things. Listen, let's go Utah state Nevada. You have been defending the Caroline kid. What do you know? Well, I know from what speaking with equal at Nevada's. We can directly with some of the people and have some semblance inside information that I've coached class state. It's it's a tough environment. Coaching thing said coarser games that are not nowhere society. Should be said. Some things were said, I'm not condoning Caroline's behavior. You know, he's got the oh sticks and stones can break your Bose. Certain words, you said that obser- push over the edge. And I think what happened in that situation is your let's have lost to Mexico. No issue. They lost the San Diego State notice. Right sometimes team beach. Sometimes you have these better that night. That's fine. But and and you terrific team. They really are good team. America can escorted young freshmen bought shots. They're good. They're very very good team. But it was an environment. I've always thought I'm a supporter of court storming. I think you gotta have a plan to help make sure the kids get off safely officials get off safely that that. There's really no interaction fans. But you can't you can't stop people from saying with it or to say, and, you know, unfortunately, some things were said, I think the kid was emotional after the loss in that and responded in the way that he responded, I'm not condoning all of Utah state. I'm not condoning, I mean, I'm not I'm not condemning all of you. Utah state, and I'm not condemning all their students, but there are certain things that should not be set in unfortunate. Individuals said in and you know, the league I thought was interesting the league appeased, everyone believed basically said you state you handle your house, Nevada you handle your house. We don't want veal with this deal with it internally, which is fine. That's great. But if you nor certain things than you're condoning them, and I like, I went through situation that Mexico state a long time ago where Samantha things written on a on a greaseboard came to play there. Then some things you said, you're of course of the game. I had a choice to make was I condone that was either nor by northbound condoning that ager or is going to bring to light. I felt like I was going to bring to light in talking with the parties I talked to from from you know, from Nevada. I felt that it was the right thing to do to take a stand because a lot of ways, although I don't condone what George. Caroline did. He was a victim. And I didn't wanna see him paint that as. Do you think he's been painted as villain? Patronize avila. But you know, you know, perceptions reality that videotape is not very flattering. Let's face it. I'm he looked at in the mostly kids. So I don't think anyone I have not seen. I've seen some things that were actually posted that were. Agreed. Yes, that were sent to me that I would I wouldn't post share with anyone. But I think the video speaks volumes to. In a negative connotation of you just look at the video. So that when I painted as billion I think that the video is is not a real good reflection of what this kid is been at school for four years is done. All the right things. Worked to stay off. He's terrific players. They do have a genuine family environment at at Nevada. They do a great job with commute in the community would a lot of different things for a lot of different causes. And I didn't want that one incident where he was responding to something to reflect negatively on him. So that's why it's such a strong stand. All right. We got champ week coming up. I gotta ask him before. I get into championship before we get into champ week in my world, and I've talked to our friend in a couple of others, Indiana is the topic of conversation Indiana being in the NCWA tournament. I don't know. I mean, they don't have any quadrant three or four laws as they have six Quadra on wins. They beat Michigan state twice cluding on the road. Only three road winds all year, and excuse me to road one Nutro what is your thought on twelve loss? Ts. What is your thought on a team like Indian or teams like Indiana? Is it twelve loss teams teams that have losses in your conference in your conference? I look at these you look at Oklahoma. And my man Joel brackets has those guys in all right? And like the two best ones. I was state within your league. They basically have nothing to show for the best win. I think Oklahoma as Florida they have some bad losses. You know about band losses because he's not really bad losses in the big twelve. But he's got he's got those guys it. So like here, here's my litmus stats now. Do I take a team that is six twelve in their conference? You get into the letter. No, I don't I don't. I mean, have you lose six gab? You lose twelve games. All right. I mean twelve game. So two thirds of your games and your conference you've lost. You should make a turban. Just wait is now look. Twenty game league. Twenty game league. I think gotta at least eight. My gut feeling now look I look at the end they got chances the one thing that people forget, you know, you could look at the Mars states, and I loved Murray state, and I think they're great store. You can look at the grease Ververs. You can look at all those schools and look the coaches of great job. They've wanted ten games. Here's the deal. The question. I would say is could they beat? She can stay twice today will win it was constant against Wisconsin. Could they be Arquette are those teams good enough to beat the better teams that have been attorney Indiana has proven that. And that's a look, and that's that's a positive. They just haven't been consistent enough nighttime ban losses. Sit eight wins. I think would be the minimum. I would even consider taking your team from a from a major conference eight and twelve. Here's what here's my problem with what you just said. I love I love what you just said. Except for this. Can you can that team beat Michigan state twice? I don't know whether the candidate camp, but I can go the other way and say would that team lose to Nebraska by twenty at home, which is what Indiana did I mean, very state or Clemson. It'd be down eighteen to nothing to to Michigan. Here's my thing. And I'm curious your thought you go through league play and we've eliminated the last ten game thing in the NCWA tournament. You know? Okay. And a team like Indiana. Yeah. They beat Louisville que. They beat them at home by one or three. Yeah. They beat Marquette. And that's a good win. But I watched Marquette, I think they're very good the other day. Yeah. It'd be bothered bowlers. I just I look at this. And I say man, I'm not mad at looking at the last ten games of the last fifteen game. Seth because I think those are the most important. Yeah. Look, I agree with that. Let me ask you this though way. College basketball today with twenty game schedules eighteen game schedules with you know, I think that when you look at one look win-loss records just in league play. Yeah. Yeah. It's hard because you know, what Lee plays especially in that conference than those type of conferences. I mean, people point twenty league games. Bam. Bam. Bam. Bam. Bam. Bam just every single Thursday Saturday Wednesday Saturday Monday Wednesday Saturday you play those leagues. There are no rocketmortgage games. Even a bad teams are pretty good. And even a bad teams. You always thought about the big ten there's so well coached and scouted that they're taking away certain things. And look every league has that even Vader's low badges whatever because you'll every league as they're more of a level playing field. But I just think when you get into to to that conference. And look if they can't sweep these three games. They don't belong in answered over. That's the way. Cami. Could if they can then they gotta be in the conversation. We can't just eliminate them. 'cause they're eight and twelve league playing in that league unbalanced schedule they have wins against the field. Like when some of these other teams, and I know that don't get the opportunities Royal, you know, what life's just not fair. Look, I been those ju coach knows lanes. I get it. But when they did get the opportunity to play those guys they they didn't win the games and y-, you know, you gotta win those games. Look it makes me sick. I hustle. I went ten eleven eleven and then get a tournament. I'm hearing Jolan hard Comey. Six twelve are getting into tournament. It doesn't make any sense. But for some reason the Pac twelve is downside or more spots available. The big uses and going to have as many guys that you know, we're gonna have three probably four teams in the tournament and one of the themes say John's played knowing in their non conference, so. There are more spots available. You know, are there certain teams that are serving like like, I look look buffalo Wofford Belmont. You know, what if they get knocked out? I think that they're they're deserving. But I mean, some teams that just, you know, haven't played a team have beat a team better than to twenty because they really deserve it. I let me ask you 'nother thing because I think this is important, and I'm gonna use Indiana. And I looked at sop, and there's a lot of these teams have a lot of road wins. Now, Indiana has two wins again to road wins and one neutral site, so total of three now you've got how do you acquaint that against a team like Murray who's got eleven road wins? Does that factor in because the level of competition isn't the same? Yeah. It's hard. Like, I love I love. I love the job has done. I John Moran. But here's here's my take on mart. We put trae young in Turnham it last year, and they lost a gazillion out of a conciliate one. All right, and somehow, someway, they put Oklahoma insert. All right. So do that just put John Wrentham service because you know, what? They wanna cut they want a ton of games. And they've got a guy like that dynamic and makes the turn or high. Do you put do you put a team like Indiana? Now, they always say, you don't do you put them in because it's Indiana, and they got a fan base. I mean, that's kind of what you're saying. Well, John ran I'd say he's gonna fall. No because. Gets in there showing not going to be in the mid west. So you're saying you're saying it would be more towards a player getting interest saying, that's what should be just seem to me last year. I couldn't find any way she performed put Oklahoma turkeys outta by. No, I agree. They were dysfunctional. Not getting getting better at the end. They were awful here. Yeah. They were horrific at the end. So I don't see the big twelve. We we go big. I don't see a way that is six twelve piece UT. Could be turn. I don't see a way a six twelve of home team could be the term now. That's just speaking out my guys when they got someone in. I just six twelve you lose a third of your games in your conference and stated round Robin, and it's imperative and a good defensive teams, you gotta outscore more than six. That's my I'm gonna tell you one league. I think stinks. And I watch a lot of basketball in this league over this weekend. And you can have the Pac twelve and I'm stunned. I text Dave Pasch. He was working with Walton one night. And I said, you're the only thing you too or the only thing making this interesting because that league I swear to God they've got like athletic looking do. And I know they have good coaches and far bid for me to say guys, aren't good coaches. But the coaching in that league stakes people play wild in that league. They throw the ball over hills half acre. There's no defensive stance. I look I'm not I'm telling you right now. And those guys are all I get it before you hate on me people. I get it. They're all better coaches in me, blah, blah, blah up. I get it. I'm just going by what I see. And I'm telling you man, I watching that going. This is crazy this league. Like if you did and I test I wouldn't put anybody in like, nobody even if you want. Oh, God that was a pickup game. Yes. Unbelievable that game. And then I'm watching America's worst team. And they are I think they are the big six. Yeah. And they beat the number one team in the league who looks atrocious. And then I watched him again the next night. And I saw Stanford Stanford couldn't come in. They'll fifteenth in the big ten. There's only fourteen teams and they're playing cows Washington right down to the end. It is terrible. Arizona has all these dudes. And they're just insane. The thing is nuts. This thing. What ramp is which is literally I was on road last week. And I'm watching the UCLA USC. And I remember the UCLA players complaining that they did have freedom. That was the wildest thing on a was so bad. I was sitting there. Yes. Pretty because if you crossed half court, and you had the ball odds, are you just lifting up and shoot. Yes. It was not let's put this way. It was not coming back to you know, it was crazy that that. How about the power, those fools? You're talking about world class universities. I mean, you're talking about powerful institutions that you're talking about places of destination. And you're right. I I have never seen. I watched punch plaque. This. We also and I was flabbergasted at at like UCLA they knew how to play. They got good enough players those kids would buy in. I mean, you're saying a good. But those those got eight reminded me of ever will kills grassroots Bastable. A remind grassroots all-star game. Uptown you right now. And I thought this at the time if my team played like that we would be practicing after the game. Crazy. I'm telling you crazy. These guys was unreal. Like don't tell me that's an AU game. I would say that's not an AU team. I coached because that was absurd that game. And you know, what a good for that telling you good for them. Man. I'm all for you. But. That the a look, you know, what's going to happen Seth. Here's what's going to happen. Somebody going to get in. They're going to get to teams in and they're gonna end up winning two games. Right. They're gonna end up getting two teams to the elite eight or not alienate to teams to the freaking Sweet Sixteen and everybody's gonna talk about how everybody was wrong. I don't care. They can get five teams to the Sweet Sixteen that league's a mess. That's. Arison states could there so crazy that? Get on a run. But I I'm with you. Because I was I was literally flabbergasted, I think the game before that was like Michigan that killed the Brask. So I said out I'm gonna stay up. You know, that was an awful. Thought back ten miles. They just they just keep quaint ally ways. And just it's awful. They just you did that game. Yeah. So I said, you know, what I'm gonna stay? If I'm gonna see I'm gonna watch all Pac twelve I can't sleep anyway. And I was. So funny. I said you all through my mind was back in the day, the back, Jim you went out v when you had to walk between the two gyms because those two places that they play, and you waited an hour to to get to a pay phone. So you could put corners to make sure that I knew where you're going, right? All right. We vetted. I'm just telling you. I'm not done. I'm not done on that leak that league anyway. And there's some guy in one of these teams Walton was doing the Waltons world with them. And dude can they guys in that league to that can run and jump and play. He's. He's. He's him. He's final where he's I'm look. I mean that team is able that Noah Dickerson got Chris over Glassman of Mike Hopkins inherited a very very good team. I got the kid well score that league is while you're right about that. Hey, we'll talk to coach Tony Bennett of Virginia in a minute. But I don't settle don't settle for waiting in line shopping for tickets to every game go to vivid seats, the official ticket partner of ESPN, a vivid seats, you can see your seats before you buy them. And they're back by a one hundred percent buyer guarantee may have to find another way to spend your time. Besides waiting in line. Seth. But, you know, you'll be close to the accident ever before head on over to vivid seats, the largest in that pendant ticket marketplace around and special and spend less time in the waiting room and more time in the great seats of your choice, though. Just by any NEC. Get a vivid. The worst thing in the world being the worst thing in the world. Is you try to kind of go through some backward. Channels to get a seat, you know, where you end up being fob euchre seeds, go vivid seats. No, barb euchre seats right there seat. You want to be in the seats that you know, what who knows beyond say might be next year. That's how good seats. Are. There you go. How about that beyond saying? Hey, we want to welcome in coach Tony Bennett who last night, man, man, UVA put an absolute clinic certainly in the last fifteen minutes onto cues coach, thanks for taking the time. Your team last night. I know you've had great games over the years. But that was about as good a fifteen minutes is I've seen all year in college basketball -fensive at defensively. What were your thoughts on it? Those three were so hot and just started clicking defense. Really? You know, it kind of I guess fueled our defense. So it was important that was a tight game. And it it opened up with. Like, I said sort of a perfect storm. But it was it was fun to coach that. That's stretch was as you guys know as well as all of. I'm not sure Dannon I had it. He goes. No, no that brother. No, no, no, no. What did you say you guys at halftime because you guys are pretty loose with the ball in the first half. And then the second half did a great job Kate and care the ball. And you did a great job of figuring way to get almost matching up with zone. And then getting it to the middle of Tak from there. What was your message? Yeah. I think we had eight turnovers and we gave up eight offense rebound. You know? You always look at those stats that we like to say, you know, what do we have to eliminate losing? I, and we gotta have better having a or a minus in, you know, taking care of the ball giving up, you know, or one and done on the rebounding, then obviously, no fast-break points. And we just have those gotta clean up and play the game. And you know, our guys have been experienced, and and that it can go both ways it takes a little bit of a just in the length of it and all that stuff and also that zone of just you and your playing well, so it's a double edged sword. But thought we adjusted the, you know, we got some guys behind his own that could catch and finish. We missed a few in the first half. So it wasn't. I didn't like blow 'em up. Just like listen if we're going to be effective as what we have to do. And I thought the Andre really guarded battle because they have some really good individual players are defense. I thought took a step, you know, in that stretch where we just spread out. Out played are gaps. But we bothered individual shots. And then as I said kept him off the glass with that accompany with the kind of the shooting and the offense of output. Really? You know was a quick turnaround. Coach it emits Noord blow your team up. I'd seems to me senior back in the Bahamas and watching now this looks like a team at the blow up very often. Is it? No. I think you feel the mood. I think you know, practice has to be sharp and intense and challenging, and then, you know, if you sense it as a coach in a moment, whether it's at halftime at a time out just to okay. Yeah. Sometimes have to trust that. But when you have experienced players, you know, it's this level. You gotta play the possessions. And it's whether there's different ways to do it. But I think the experience and no one, you know, we're we're in a race year where it's important for us. That was a huge game for us. Now, we still have a chance at an ACC regular season championship. It was you know, just about not playing. Perfect but playing the possession. Well, whole those the majority of the time, you know, call guy was ridiculous. But the more I watched the Andre hunter, there's a better defender in college basketball. I don't know who he is. Because he guards point guards to power forwards. How unique ac- just a half his office versatility along with his defensive. I still think remember, Malcolm, Brock and could do that. He could guard was so strong out of Paul, but both him almost seven foot win spanning the Andre has seven two wings fan and taller the ability to have that link, but you had a guard one through four I guess, you could say five and in today's game the way the game's going, I think that's huge. Because so many of the form in our terrific guards. Or you got to go out on the perimeter. And and then do that. And I think the Andre is always really continued to improve his slides on the ball. And you just see. Him coming into his own that way, and that's really important because times if you want to switch a ball screen, you can do that. Or like, I said put him on some different smaller guards and try to use his links to bother them coach. What do you do a lot of people talk about, you know, conference tournaments that kind of a lot of people out of their great defensive team and your your offense. I think if gets overlooked a lot of times based on a percentage fans know like how much you practice each offense defense transition, you know, but by percents how much do you give each? I think it's pretty balanced, you know, some days of different and you get to this stage. You know, we had that was you know, quick turnaround with a Saturday Monday game. But but you try to be sharp. I think you shorten your time. We we is what we do. We short in our time. But but keep the intensity up, but it's a pretty good balance. You know might be early in the year, you might be you know, fifty five sixty percent defence forty five offense and it's just the field. But it's not like we we don't bring the balls out. You know, we we we sit against the wall for five minutes. Not like that. It's right. It's one on one three three four four work. You guys are playing offense against other. But stuff, you're kinda mixing and matching. But I would say you, this is interesting you guys both as as you know, coaches, I was on a podcast with my father recently and really happened. But someone asked him they said how how what's the secret? 'cause he's way ahead of me. Or was way head of me. How do you get your teams to defend the way you want to what's the secret? Like, how do you do that? And his answer was interesting. I even told it to my team his answer was every night. He just said every night. That's the way you do it. And it doesn't have to be the whole practice. But it has to be, you know, the same not what she teach what you emphasizing. And if there has to defense, you can't just say, we got it. Okay. We'll leave. It will be fine for a couple of weeks. You have to continue to pour into it. And have a a mindset, I think staff does and your. Your players have to understand that. Or you got to make sure they understand it. And and it's gotta be a nightly or or a very consistent kind of thing could sister like just your principles. I know I had chance to do some games last few weeks, and I see people go through walk throughs, and they cover. Thirty place twenty place instead of just saying, right? You know offense. These are the five things they wanna do whatever the just covered have to give take away. But, but you know, every we're just gonna cover on our principles how much your principles change game to game. They're pretty consistent. I think the principles don't change. Now. You have to look at teams. They okay, they have something unique. And maybe they have a few things that might challenge your principles. So there might need to either be. All right. Here's how we're going to do it. But here's what we got in our back pocket or here's an adjustment. Let's see how it goes. But I just remember as a player an Indian just my philosophy. And maybe how I was coached to the it's hard to remember everything in the moment. You you have to understand if you things no tendencies that are staying personnel. But you have to be freed up to a certain aggressive in. What you do? That's how I think you can play your best. But, but boy, there's so many different ways to do it in saying that I know some coach there so detail, and they're so good and players have every play memorize I think our guys because they're ever Jinya. Their minds are so full with the academic side that we can't do that with the basketball side. But I think we're more principle in sets. And then, you know, make some adjustments. You you destroyed the state of Indiana. And you do it every time you're on because Kyle guy goes for like every time people watch, you know, the the state, but if you don't mind talking about him, you know, he's an interesting kid, right? He's not the normal. I don't know the right word just you know, he's not a normal kid. He's an interesting kid. He's got a lot to him. Correct. Yeah. He here's a, you know, if you watch them, you really you look at it to be, you know, his statue. And do what he does he's deceptive with his athleticism. But he he loves the game. He has fun. You know, he he knows a coach he stopped smiling and giggling with the opponent, we're getting ready to tip off or this is a serious part of the game. And you'll Kyle. He just I think he he understands that. But he's he is he's going to enjoy life. He's like that with his family's like that with, you know, his friends I see that. And I'm in and sometimes you marvel at that. But he's been significant coming here. And and just, you know, continuing to, you know, help our program so much, and he has a gift then you know, that ability to to shoot the ball like where he can turn in the air get it rolling in a streak that that not a lot of guys have. And that's so impressive. Seth. Seth better than you thought. He was. I. Yeah. I mean, I didn't you know? I was pretty excited about it. Because I saw high school at times and you'll you made the McDonald's all American game. He's the first guy we've had that I've coached that that did that. And so I was excited about him. And you're always hopeful. But no, he's he's had some performance. I think he's continued to when he gets on role. You're like how did he just do got that fortunate to coach Joe Harris? But I talk about clay, and I've had a couple of those who could just a few guys that can catch turn in the air shoot, you know, and just get that quick release. And he's he's got that as well as any. He gets, you know, slow quick. Yes. Yes. Yeah. He got us shots that were just absolutely absurd to me. Non that? He never did the ball and he catches kids there. And just just is that something you guys work on is that something that quite honestly he came in. That was carved this kind of DNA he was well coach had good form. But we always talk about, you know, a Compaq, you know, some guys can do it some can't. But a Compaq tight repeatable stroke, obviously with balance footwork, but you know, guys at drop it below the belt buckle and a lotta guys. Do we sometimes can't break those habits, but you watch the efficient quick shooters. And it's just a quick little dip is very compact. And you know, Kyle. And we work on that stuff. I'm gonna talk those guys and we kinda shot progression. But he came in with a lot of that. But I do think is great of a shooter as as all these guys are they have to whatever call them their vitamins they have to hone their strokes. They have to work at it. They have to keep keep it there. And you know, you don't always make them, but it's got to be repeatable. And then you have those nights where all the sudden you getting his own and and. He's done that more than one night. But that's the result. I gotta ask you one question at as that play. That percent. Got the flavor one. I don't know. I'm sure you've watched a game tape fat. But right. He tides Rome takes a shot right across his mum. And the only thing does it gets hit. He doesn't even flinch the ball. Swung bullet a fat line. He just got back to the base on it side and continued to defend the post. I mean, I have the kids even talked about that you see that play yet. I did I did like we're back. I m I remember it was is interesting. What happened in the game? I kind of I don't know if he was stunned a little bitty eight that Elvas we set, but he I looked at him. And he looked at me and someone on her bench. And hey, he he caught one above the, you know, the shoulders, you gotta noble to the face or whatever. And I had ties. Did you hit the elbow you? He goes. Yeah. And I said to the ref can we check that. And the rest of like me. Are you? Sure. And I try and I looked at are, you sure you've got goes. Yes. Sure. I got it. And so the ref said, okay. We'll check it. I said no check it. Because you know, you wanna you don't wanna waste the rest time on it. But I I didn't realize until I saw the the replay after that it was that way. I'm glad it. I don't know. If it connected fully, I guess I got asked high about that. We did talk about it. But glad it didn't knock them out or connect fully is. It was it was the greatest like like, I it was almost the best. You have like he just worked weight of yellow side and got his hand cross the bridge. At the pass. It was the greatest. Did move them to the right position on the bottom side. Coach. I gotta ask you man last year the tournament sixteen seed one you guys you have a plan for how you're gonna handle any of this. I mean because you're gonna get bombarded with it kids are gonna get bombarded with it as you get through all this kind of stuff. You know? I mean, it's just it's what it's going to be. Is there a plan? Do you talk about what do you do with all that? Well, I think we tried to do right with it when it happened after it happened in this year, and and address it and use it and take ownership and say it is two of our stories. What happened can we most of us have grown so much from a type of adversity or two in our life where it has hurt us and helped us, you know, you know, basketball and beyond and I think that's been the case. And you know, it's been something. That's always brought up a lot. We get answered or asked about or your crowds chance that, you know, the UNBC chant, but you know, this we're in a race right now this year, it's new. Team. And we've tried to glean from what we can from it. And I'm sure obviously is we didn't turn. Of course that stuff will be brought up and asked, and you just you just laid online. There's nothing guaranteed in one and done. You know, I just I'm so proud of our guys because we're in an eighteen game conference where one game left, and we have a chance to win, you know, an ACC championship, which is is unbelievable. And then we step into the ACC tournament. And then the NCAA tournament be there laid on the line. Of course, we've been proactive about it. But but you gotta show up and play and play your best. And that's that's the reality of this or your fun team to watch coach. I just watching your kids just tied the whole group just how much they enjoy each other and trust each other both ends, and that it's just fun to watch your team play for people that question, your style, your your style weight or well that sometimes you have a fun team, but coaching and you. A terrific team. We enjoy watching play. Appreciate it guys and respect you guys. Both your minds for the game. And like several plea. We can just keep on and enjoyed being on with you guys. Thanks a lot coach. All right, Dan. Slam champion. Maybe what are you doing warming up for the game? Like, we'll all the games. I watch people when I can't get tickets. It helps bring stadium atmosphere to wherever watch it. Dosen again, come on Vick. Save it for the air. We've got a game and check out vivid seats. It's the easiest way to get all the tickets to the games you want to go to vivid seats for the win baby. This time. I'm charting this. At that want you to know. I am charting our picks. I don't know. I'm started this week because I don't want to just make picks on a win people money. You ready? Let's go gay Thursday. Number twenty Cincinnati at number twenty five UCF at seven PM eastern on ESPN two. So you got. This is tough because I saw taco fall S week that is the largest you could be received log grant, it's almost comical how big us, and you know, he actually catches it and puts it in the whole net since I made up UCF plays. Really good defense. I'm in their athletic in long. They play hard. Pretty good job. But Cincinnati I mean, but you see have they made a run off reductions is really good heavens said back. Count for pound pound for pound gun. Mick cronin. All did sweep. He wins. Grinders gets coast games has guys play hard. They graduate guys. They guys go to the NBA, and he just keeps on winning despite everything I am fighting Macron's on wrote pound for body ways, like six pounds. Well, that's what I'm saying. The guy's going. I'm going with Taco Bell. Because I think taco fell I like their team. I really liked their team. I like their team. I have. Here's my problem, though. All right eye problem with college, basketball, basketball, and football. I've a problem picking a team. That's not used to great success the game after they have great success. You see them saying here UCF beat Houston? Are they going to be able to play? And I always tell people this the best thing Bob Knight ever did as a coach at least when I was with him at Indiana. It was get you to forget the last game. Now, he reminded you if it was a loss, and he crushed you. But he never let your head get to. I it's Indiana was usually pretty good. I'm back to back after good wins. I'm not sure UCF's going to do it. But I like their talents. I'm taking UCF and taco fell ball fell bell ball fell alcohol. Yeah. I know. I know next one two PM eastern on ESPN news, Saturday, number eight, Texas Tech at unranked Iowa State in who you get Texas Tech is going to win this by six hundred seventy two I think Texas Tech is peaking on the road. Yes. I think I was state's lost some at home. But I am a I watch Texas Tech last night dismantle Texas. And I'm thinking to myself, why should Texas Tech be better than Texas? Right. I mean to me it shouldn't be that way. But I love their toughness. I think offensively they're better than people give them credit for and I think they're getting better. I think they're the one team in cal- in that league. That is alone. Kansas state. I like Kansas state. But I think they're just getting better. And better said, I'm going Texas Tech. Catch sets crude they're making ten threes. Agape? Yeah. I didn't threes game. The team that you know, early in the season relied on Jarrett Kover late clock of just go get shot this guy. Back Mooney back moody is a tough. Do they got to fifth year tranches graduates mangoni Trico those two guys that changes team? I mean, they lost pros. I mean, they they lost. Really good players. Having said that I was state. At home. Senior night. I'm a big believer senior night on just senior night brings out the emotion one way or the other teeth. No either way. But I think I was there due to put it all together. There do to not only compete are actually. But the PD Fettes rebounded ball. So I am going to go with the magic. But help. Keeping your keeping track. Next one number four, Duke number three North Carolina, Chapel Hill six PM eastern on ESPN Saturday, Seth he got. This is this is. Syndrome is they said can guess he don't know if you're going to be honest. I do know one thing though. I watched I watch Duke North Carolina in person first time, and I saw the most undisciplined defense I've ever seen like you play Carolina. All right. What's first thing? Demand on defense. What seven you got to take away to secondary? What's third venue? You gotta do out of a time out. No that in a scramble. So you can turn it over. All right. I still look may when Zion lames went out Zion. Williams was a bad match Carolina. When we he went he went out. Luke maye became a bad match up for Duke and Duke showed no discipline whatsoever. Having said that my gut is that Zion plays and do Quinn's. How I just got a dissertation bad. They're they're gonna wind up taking. Here's my problem. I can undermine is different than yours. Mike and under is that I never think. And maybe it's happening. I don't have it in front of me. And I really don't care. But my my thing is do Carolina never disappoints it disappointed in the first game. Because the talk of the first game design Williamson blown out his shoe and Duke not playing defense. I don't think this one's going to disappoint. I think that Duke is going to play. Well, but I think North Carolina's gonna beat them. Now having said that Seth I know what's going to happen. I know because nobody ever sweeps this thing going to do some weird stuff and win the game. But I love the way Carolina's plan, I'm taking Carolina, and I hope that Zayn Williamson's back. I hope that vertigos done with old ROY. And I hope everything's good in Chapel Hill or wherever the hell they're playing a game. So I'm taking this Carolina sweeps. I think they do. I do they do. I look I think this thing is so fluid like all of a sudden Michigan state loses Indiana, and I still saw them on the to line. I think there's a lot of stuff yet to be determined here set. And I think that's one of who's going to be one in two. I agree. I agree. I last game number seven Michigan at number nine Michigan state at eight PM eastern on. On the call on the call. So can I pick it or? No, you may really. I don't think. So I won't tell anyone. All right. I'll pick it. What the hell? I'll pick it. I'm gonna pick a tie because I don't wanna hear from anybody. I don't wanna hear anybody's all over me. I'm going to pick this. I'm gonna tell you the right now the fans are going to boom, e I'm gonna go do it's thing. They're gonna chant. We hate dockage because Michigan state, and I don't get along. I love Izzo. And is a love me. I love Beland my son played for him. But since I'm doing the game. And I see every other host. Curb street and the rest they don't pick the game. I'm going to say it's going to be a tie. All right. That's good. First time his accounts fast. Give me the keys I'm gonna make you, you know. What are the keys to this game? Dan. You can't go eight to ten minutes which Michigan can do not score. Because Michigan gets as you say stuck on offense. And they don't. And they don't have anybody that can just shoot them out of it. Now Iggy bras Dake is at times Jordan at times. But I'll tell you this Jordan pulls got a little too cool for Jordan pool and school. So I'm saying you can't go on these five six droughts. If you don't and you're Michigan. He got chance to win the game because Michigan state Michigan state can go through a bit of a drought to Indiana. I thought guard on the entire the entire time and guard him very well. I'm interested, but Michigan. Seth Michigan goes too much too. Many too many too many droughts in scoring and Kansas flat jump up and shoot their way out of them. If Thomas wins this game, this'll be this will be the best coaching job. He's done because you think about thirty four points. You know, Josh light for a Nick ward casher, switch the wonder if he's just worn down just worn down 'cause he's asked to do so much, and he's got it at a high level. They have no bench scoring whatsoever. If goings and Tillman Santa Fadul because they are really good defensively, and they keep Xavier sips, and if Charles Mathews placed rows matters 'cause I mean what trophies replied from getting to their right hand. I mean, why does anyone let Xavier Simpson gets who's writing gets his right ends passer. He gets his right Haiti shoot the floating Billy faults running hook. He gets his right hand. He contract achey aching. Put more pressure on defense. Why they let him get through his right hand is absolutely my by. I saw that the other night against Maryland. The dude is get right handwriting and right hand in what way against these. Pretty good Ivy. Michigan state stops. Who into his right hand? I think that Michigan state with goings until men are better defensively than ward. I cash is gonna have a big game. And and and that Quaid is got to really step up. I think they will. I can't see them losing back the backers. And I think out I think I they had grass stepping tonight. But I think when that one and I think that the mission statements game. There you go people. There is America. You've just been educated. Thank everybody for listening. I wanna hope you go to wherever you get your podcast and give us a good rating. Maybe we said something you didn't like about your team. But this podcast is off the change y'all so go give us a great rating. It is the world's greatest podcasts. It said Greenberg, our friend producer gape, and Dan dockage peace out where the mother thank you for listening to courtside with Greenberg. Dockage? You can listen it. Subscribe to all ESPN podcast in the listen tab of the. ESPN app, including the latest from the NBA in the hoop collective podcast available in the ESPN app or apple podcast.

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"Are you hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes? Set up screener questions then zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash podcast. That's indeed dot com slash podcast. Running. It's time to get up with Zion. The freshman fee nom continues to rewrite the record books is highlight are less than five minutes away. Plus Bill Belichick actually had something to say about the coaching faces a week from Sunday, we're counting it down to Super Bowl fifty three and controversy in Dallas, wait until you hear who cold veasley says actually calls the shots for the Cowboys offense will get there in less than ten minutes. Let's get up starting right now. And we are jammed packed and ready to go this morning. Thank you for starting your Wednesday with us here on ESPN. Jalen Maria de would dominate that. Like that doing this all we, you know, I'm not the one that flaws like that, you know, cured. The ring on like he did have it on yesterday. But we had a lot of discussions yesterday than you didn't know. Like, oh, I like a ring you could land of plano. While you were sleeping, we had enormous drama and the land down under Serena Williams seeded sixteen at the Australian Open should not out the number one CG appeared to be cruising last night facing caroliina push kgab cruising into the semis. That gives her a five one lead in the third, but watch what happens here. Serena pay no attention to the return. And instead focus on the left ankle as we watch it again as she goes in the opposite direction. The ankle clearly turns at a moment in match when she is completely in control. She doesn't call out the trainer. Here's why. Really hate Collinge trainer out to be honest. And at that point, I didn't feel like I needed it. Or I didn't feel like it would be a big deal. So I just kept going. Okay. So on she goes, she thought the ankle was good. Maybe this was the factor here. Maybe not one way or another please go starting to get very aggressive. There's a break. Now. It's five two and the third five three at this point. Serena again, serving for the match. But into the net. It goes the frustration is they're starting to feel it later in the third. Serena a five four she has to match point opportunities. Here's the first political. But would say afterwards she had the wind at her back. So she got aggressive and went Serena looking a little gasp, again, the ankle of problem next point another match point for Serena. And again into the top of the net another missed opportunity later. Serena whatever fourth match point opportunity, but again, it's Puska playing aggressively and staying alive she would tied five all win the next game to go up six five and then serving for the match what a remarkable comeback. This would be for caroliina Puska knocking out. Serena four six six four seven five. Johnny Mack talked him. Wasn't shocking to me that Serena Williams struggled in the beginning. Got down herself a set and a break, but it was more shocking than after she roared back and won the second set. Six four in went out to a five one lead in the third and had four match points that she wasn't able to finish it off. Perhaps it thirty seven pressure catching up to a little bit. The expectation wanting to be the mom and win that major event. But it looks like now it's going to be tougher for Serena Williams to be able to pull this off and win a couple more. I still believe that she's going to do it. But she doesn't have a whole lot of chances left. She's to get up to make the most of it. The next chance he gets Mike back to you. I can't thank you. And again, that's a really tough match to lose. This town much was the ankle of factor. I guess we'll never know. This is just the second time in Serena's tool level career that she lost a match after blowing four or more match points last happened in two thousand one it had never happened at a major all right next door business is Duke. Number two in the country taking on pit. And anyone who knows these two knows their relationship between coach K, and Jeff Capel former player, former assistant, they're very closer. Look at wells. Jalen home. Loyalty is now watched it just watch. Diane just watch working inside off the Jack white missed Zion. Williams would have an enormous. I happened doing so much of it off the offensive glass, four rebounds in the first half. It feels as though every one of them leads to swim put back there is again working inside. You're going to continue to see do players. They're up nine at this juncture working inside and Zion. Williamson there for the foot back now Duke is up eleven and then it's Williamson it's going to be reddish. No williamson. Yes. Zion nineteen points and four -fensive boards in the tackle loan now jail and second half Duke is up twenty one. And here comes a little bit of what we're accustomed to seeing from Zion. The thing I love about nine is we appreciate it that us through the mid rightfully so. But activity is the butcher get his hands on loose ball. Go out too often at the rebound. Get out in transition to finish for both hands. Ten for ten from the Florida start the game would finish eleven thirteen. And now. Here we go Williamson also giving it up with buddy RJ parrot who's not quite as highlight where they've maybe just as good Barrett would score twenty six year. Come three more of those Zion twenty five plus seven points, seven boards and seven assists, Duke and coach K. This one goes to Duke with the big wins. I on again, finishing with twenty five seven assists, accounting for forty three of dukes seventy nine points on the night. It's his most points scored or assisted in a game this season in this one rea- coming up game. You did where they not offer Jinya the other day. I was at Cameron indoor and Virginia is the best scoring defense in the nation. So they play that dreaded pack line. They slow the entire game down and Zion still scored twenty seven points. And what I noticed from the game is first of all if you're deciding to guard him with one guy, it's not going to work the best way to stop Zion. Keep the ball out of his hand make them go to work on the offense of glass like you said in the highlight and make him have to find his own touches, maybe you have to body him up before he gets the ball. But right now, Jalen, I I haven't seen anyone find a way to stop them one of the best compliments. Could play somebody pay somebody with that bulk is that he's a bull in the China shop so like in order to contain him. You got to keep them for remedy oriented. You gotta take away his layups. You've gotta take away as dunked. You can't turn away. Turn over the ball. You gotta get back in transition. But that's easier said than done. Yeah. Because the guy has terrific effort like he continues to compete on off in office. Like when you see him underneath the bucket. Getting these office a rebound. That's all effort. Greenie. We used to getting on transition getting still that's his ability not only play hard and play. Tough. Forget the team on transition and make plays RJ beard is making shots and camera. Just make your shot. This Duke team is functioning like the best one in the country. And it's interesting too. Because I n says he doesn't want to be known as just a dunker. And so I think what we've seen over the Evelyn of the season is that he can take it off the deck. He we've seen him with the great passing skills. The only thing we may be haven't seen pick and roll. And I think he could be a screener he could be a roller. I it really doesn't matter. And if he's put in that situation, I think you'd be good. Another thing we haven't seen, but the Damien Woody would like to he was sitting in that chair when I was going through the highlights about fifteen minutes before we came on the air and d- would just turn me and said that guy would make great pass rusher. The NFL. He's twenty pounds heavier than rob gronkowski. And he's running up and down the floor like that just another remarkable night for Zion. Let's go to the NBA the matchup with the night last night in the association, thunder trailblazers. And here we go. Jalen, we've got Evan Turner working down low on Russell Westbrook is going to make the bucket here. And then he's going to do the Little Rock the baby. So great to do not think that Russell Westbrook did not notice I didn't even see. Runway with. Back to fort land. Okay. Now. Russell westbrook. Breaking ankles Daimler to goes down and little pull up jumper thunder at a seven point. Halftime. Let's go to the third thunder four and watch Westbrook again getting by not one. But two depends on the break. The second most complete basketball team in the NBA is the Oklahoma City. We're Russell Westbrook is making outside jump shots there virtually unguarded and Paul George plan that in the MVP he is. And he's doing it on the defense event is George with the steel and the slam on the other end, the thunder take an eight point lead and the blazers trying to hang in there. And it's deep Lillard look at how does this you. How did you get that to go famed dollars terrific finish jump on both eek and finish with both scored thirty four. But in the end, it was much of this Westbrook with the EPA lettuce ISM. Thunder six point lead. The lead is seven George with another steel he had five steals in the game. Eight fours to go with his thirty six points. And then how about an exclamation point? For Russell Westbrook. I'm not predicting any teams beat the Golden State Warriors. But if there is one that's going to do it. It would be. Okay. See and in the end, it is the Oklahoma City thunder with the big win and Russell Westbrook hits fourteen triple double of the season thunder approving and nine and five when he has the triple double, and as you see second most in the league is Ben Simmons who has half as many Maria. Yes, we never get such is right now for Oklahoma City, but who gets touches for the Cowboys receiver. Cole Beasley who is impeding free agent this off season. He took to Twitter yesterday and share his thoughts on his role with the team and the influence the front office has on that role. Here's what he had to say. In a tweet. Honestly, the front office pushes who they want to get the ball. I haven't been a huge priority in that regard. Maybe that will change. But I'm not sure we're balls come my way and the two minutes real were nothing is completely planned so Domin. Dane, welcome back said you guys might want start a rap group or something like that. Feel free to you. Remember because he is a prolific rapper. Do you agree with them is the front office actually influencing who getting targeted and gains? They're absolutely agree with him. And I think that I mean front office is half the plan. They have to collaborate with their coaching staff, and they have to plan for the future. And I think it's quite obvious that they have some young receivers on that team that they want to have because of the price tag. And they have won top receiver in Amari Cooper. They're gonna pay and so easily it's been kind of planned out of the scheme. I think the question though, is is that uncommon because it's the Cowboys. It'll be a big headline. This could've come from a lot of other teams. And no one would have said anything. But because there's the Cowboys people will ask the question is that just something they do is Jerry Jones, you know, the guy behind the curtain pulling all the strings or does that happen on every team? Listen, this is not uncommon. I think people need to stand you going you want to hit the ball into your best players hands. So there's going to be communication, whether it'd be the coaches front office that if you're if you make a tray like the Dallas Cowboys made and get them. Ari Kupa don't wanna validate the reason that you gave them a first round bait. Yeah. You'd want to showcase the guy that you gave a first round pick four. So I'll say, yeah. Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones, they're going to have a say into as far as a coach look we need to feed this guy. We didn't go per round pick for nothing. And as far as co- concern does really surprising. I mean, he's a free agent. Okay. I don't expect Kobe's it'd be back with the Dallas Cowboys. So I gave them a little more freedom to be more honest about what what is feelings. But I think him being a free agent now does play into him making these comments. But it's not new Kohl's Cole. Beasley speaking out. It's not new I think is week three when he kind of called out Dak a little subtly and said that he was getting open on their quarterback to get him the ball. So here's the quote, actually, I can give it to you. The Cowboys started one and two Kobe's Lee said we've got guys that can run routes and get open on this team. It's that simple. All we can do is control. What we control and get open. And when the ball comes our way catch it is that was that a shot at that. Prescot? I'm married. I think it was we were back back then we were talking about how they didn't have a number one receiver, and I think coal easily kind of fancies himself a number one receiver with us to or not he has been one of their top targets as he's been there. And that's changed the season which makes him uncomfortable unhappy because they're messing with his his career, obviously in this situation. One thing I will say the front office knows exactly what's going on. Because how dumb that you can speak to the how many times we've seen guys have bonuses and their contract and they're right on the tip right on the verge of getting those bonuses. And then all of a sudden, they don't have any catches touches they front office knows how these things work out just as future front office. Are they concerned with these comments at all someone else? Take it the wrong way. Absolutely not. I don't think they are because they're not they're kind of benign comment. But I think these are the type of comments that. Fans normally overreacting. But I'm kind of surprised, but I would have expected a bit more backlash for guys like Colby's Louis, but I guess he's in Dallas. He's from Texas. He's a guy that a lot of fans can see themselves kind of like him under size underdog. So I think a lot of people on his side when it might have been another big name receiver. I think a lot of fans would turn on him and call him a diva. Well, I mean in many of cases, it might be. And maybe he's doing that as well. Part of this. I thought was the most interesting that you should take away from it is this happens all the time. This is not like just in Dallas. It's only because it's Dallas that I think it's getting all this attention. Well, let me go to the next door business here because the baseball hall of fame announced four new members last night. And so let's start congratulations. Edgar Martinez is finally in his final year on the ballot. He was a seven-time all-star with a career batting average of three twelve he was a designated hitter for the most part, and that's why it took them so long ROY halladay made it in his first year of eligibility to shame that he goes in posthumously. He's one of six pitchers to. Win the Cy Young award at both liens. He threw the second. No hitter ever in a playoff game might miss seen. This surprised that few people wasn't quite clear if he'd get in or not sixty year on the ballot good for him five time all star seventeen gold glove winner. Very good pitcher. And then, of course, Mariano Rivera. There wasn't any question about Rivera who last night joined our Scott van pelt on sportscenter to talk about getting that coal. They said that. Congratulated me for the hall of fame. And then he says, well, I have another news is what happened or you, you unanimous. Oh my God. Everybody went crazy. It was. It was amazing. It was amazing. I mean, my heart was -unding. It was like it was like it reminds me when you from. We just won the World Series. You know, that type of adrenaline that type of emotion. It was amazing. Okay. So let me just be real a second for just a millisecond as they say Hamilton Mariano Rivera one hundred percent deserved to be recognized in this way. He deserves to be hall of Famer. And he deserves to get one hundred percent of the vote. But let's not bury the lead don't say. He's the first player ever to get one hundred percent of the vote what we should be saying is he's the first player ever to get one hundred percent of the vote, hembo, when I just picked out a couple of examples of players who clearly should have gotten one hundred percent of the vote Cal Ripken junior played in two thousand six hundred thirty two consecutive games. And in addition put up numbers that no shortstop had ever even considered to be eight writers didn't vote for him on the ballot Nolan. Ryan had fifteen hundred more strikeouts than anyone else in history, and it felt like through no hitter every other week. Six writers didn't vote for him, Hank. Aaron retarded the all time leader in home runs, RBI's and total bases. And did it with a level of dignity? That is perhaps almost never been seen before in the history of sports nine writers didn't vote for him in one thousand nine hundred eighty two. So I just want to make sure everyone is aware as he watched this. And I saw some some was in the room with Marianna when his family when he got this call. So I saw their reaction when he was when he was told that it was unanimous, and it was great. And this is no way to diminish him. He one hundred percent deserves to get one hundred percent of the vote. But I think we should point out. How ludicrous it was that. No one ever had before. That's absurd. I didn't know that until you shared that. With us this morning. I think that's ridiculous. But I think the argument on the other side, I guess people know that certain players that are get in. So they want to send their vote in another direction. But I do think it's unfair. Because that thing is being waived around as if mayor marrano Rivera somehow better than Hank. Aaron a better than these other guys when it comes down to these kind of measurements. I think I'm on your side. I think you should vote give one hundred percent or give up your vote. I I'm excited that they finally crossed that bridge because right now now we're not going to be a thing anymore. Like, you should be able to. To be a unanimous pick. What it does? Now is there are no excuses. So next year. Derek Jeter is eligible for the hall of fame and this process, by the way is not transparent are Jeff passan tweeted that he stopped voting for this. Because he believes there should be transparency. And it kinda wanna make the seem like it's the most important thing in the world. But to whatever degree it is important to you or to them. Then the reality is anyone who doesn't vote for Derrick jeeter for the hall of fame shouldn't have vote. If that's absolutely in writers need to be held to a higher standard. And media members will have some level of integrity, though, when you make a mockery of your vote. It should be taking away from you. When that does not happen. It now allows people to continue to foster their personal agendas, whatever they may be whether it's not voting in a player, whether they don't like a guy like those type of things should not be a part of your voting process. And let me get the other big story related to the hall of fame. Voting was the way it went yesterday for Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. It was not what they were expecting. You see their their percentages climbed just slightly from last year. I think the overwhelming expectation was that they would climb more than that seem more on a trajectory to get to the seventy five percent threshold that is necessary. They both gained a lot over the years. They only have three years of eligibility remaining. And look this is a topic that has been out there for a really long time. But we haven't had a chance to talk about it. Just right off the top of your head without getting too deeply into it. But because everyone has an opinion. Do you believe players known to have used PD should be in the hall of fame? Absolutely should be. And how do you agree? Anyone at the table, disagree with that notion? I grew anyone though. Oh, happy in the hall. Absolutely. Not why not flagrant cheater. And you cheat yourself. You cheat the game, and you get caught you should not be reward. Okay. Let me. Let me tell you something. Jay, first of all, let's get off you how horse here I get hose. But Sealy not a mixed missing. In baseball is in the hall of fame who presided over the whole steroid error. Okay. Let's not pretend like that did not happen. And anyone I think we all can sit here and say that Barry Bonds was a hall of fame player even before he got into the whole stir where errors situation. So we can't pretend like this didn't happen in baseball. They put it in your sport. You feel you guys played against guys who were cheating or doping. We're doing other things. And did it did it perhaps influence the game in ways that were negative for yourselves? I didn't think so at the time, but I've come to learn that there's a lot more of it available than I thought was before. And it certainly bothers me, but I just don't believe in absolutes. Generally. I think that you could find justification for a lot of things it doesn't mean that you should. But in this in bond situations, clear justification is that he felt like everyone else in the sport was doing it. And no one was policing it. So he had to do it and football oftentimes, you're up on a contract here. And I could understand why would not encourage it understand that it is wrong. I understand if you're on a contract year, and you're either looking at million dollar contracts or finding a job at the foot locker. I think we can all understand why someone would make that decision. But isn't there a difference between understanding why someone would do again and rewarding them by putting them in the hall of fame, which is the greatest honor a player can possibly receive? We're we're we're constantly finding a way to take the kneecaps under away from a player. Like, I keep thinking about college basketball and say we found out that a coach, but he's a hall of fame coach and did it. So now, all of a sudden all of those championships and all of those wins. They don't matter you, cheated when the culture of college basketball is we pay players, and I don't think it's there. But as soon as we find out that a player did something wrong, in some way, shape or form, we take away. Like, you said the one thing that could be the highest honor bestowed upon their happening right now, Jim bejon. He's lost a lot of wins. But he's still is allowed to be the head coach of their team. And he's going to grow Famer. He's looked at different in baseball than it is in football, the fans and media. We don't care when football players cheat. Because when we wash the game, it's like, ooh fish. Physical. We understand why they would do it. But in baseball, it's the holy grail for the numbers. Very baas. I'm a left to his favorite baseball player. But once to me, you cross the line, and you we're knowledge the fact that somebody's a flat out cheater to me, you should reward them. I put them in all we will leave it there. There's one thing that never changes. Everyone has an opinion on this topic, by the way, Alex Rodriguez. We'll try man on this and more in our next hour. That's among the many things we have still to come here. This morning on get up. Cuyler Murray is challenging how tall quarterback should be so much. So one coaches changing his entire philosophy. You'll hear what was said about that. And whether or not we buy it, and and while Duke was crushing Pittsburgh on the road. Jailings wolverines needed every second at home. The best highlight of the night on the way. Get up as brought to you by Hyundai. All right where Jalen when you need a number five Michigan. They're coming off of a loss. And they're in a heavyweight battle against Minnesota tighter. Fifty seven hundred ten seconds to go. For decades. Can't get it to go down. But you know, Charles Mathews their floaters up. But but Jalen the buzzer went off. So I don't know if it's good officials have to go back review. What your take looks like the ball left his hand in time. You got count that. Officials rule. Michigan win fifty nine fifty seven Matthews just seven points sticks boards, but none were bigger than that shot. But right. Sportscenter at six eastern on ESPN after PTI was saved. And kevin. They're going to show you how Embiid has really stepped up his game plots white tiger dominate this week at Torrey Pines and Brady plus patriots dynasty. We go inside the numbers. Sportscenter six eastern after PTI on ESPN and ESPN app. Thanks. Cliven question next next. Mike Liden such a bad mood. What do you care? What else? Do you want? That's I'm looking to answering questions. It is time for answer. The question. I hold on my hands four pointed hard hitting direct questions that I will ask Dominique Foxworth, and he will be forced to answer them equally directly. Here we go. Number one, Dominique it has been the controversial topic here and everywhere since the end of Kansas City in New England, Patrick Mahomes. Never gets the ball. Should the National Football League changed their overtime rule? So that that doesn't happen again after I there's no way to change the overtime rule that ends up in less football. I don't want more football like it's a player safety issue. As far as I'm concerned in the idea that people wanna make it fair kind of foolish to me because there are lots of things about people that aren't fair you get better schedule with your team with terrible. That's not very good higher drastic of your team subject. That's not fair. And the only thing that is fair is a coin toss. What spare then Aucoin? Do you have a point on the end of the game? It's fine. You can't decide it in in the four quarters that your allotted. We flip the coin and figure it out there. I hope Maria Taylor was listening. That after the ruckus that she set off. This change the rules foolishness. Okay. You're one for one next after the controversy of the other game this weekend should everything in the National Football League be reviewable. No, I don't think. So I think they're plays. That are judgment calls and Richard Sherman had an interesting tweet after this saying that are we going to do this often the past you know, how many times we watch the game and his off at the pass interference. If you review it the rep is going to have to look at that and say, no, that's not offense path affairs. There's some things that are judgment calls and we can't overreact to an awful call. Let's just accept that. That was a bad call that never happened. And it's never going to happen again. But if we're not going to overreact to a call that changes the outcome of a championship game. What are we going to react to? It was an outlier have you ever seen a call that agree Disley missed before you can't overturn everything that you have just because you had something that happened. That's ridiculous. In rare the flip side to that. Is you have a problem that feels solvable and you're choosing not to sell them. You don't you? Don't you don't know the by the by product. Event to next question was Sunday through breezes last best chance to win another Super Bowl. I think that's an easy question. I think it was I think we all have seen drew Brees had a fantastic season. But this offense tailed off towards the end of the season. Some of that is the people that he has around him. We also saw the jewelries arm strength is waning. And it's I think it's pretty much gone. I don't think they brought teddy Bridgewater down there. Just for for giggles. They brought him down there because they see the end in sight. I think drew Brees is aware that also this team is not getting any better yet. Another reason why they need to change the rules because here's a hall of Famer who had his last best chance to win another championship taken away from them on a bad call that would have been easily correctable that there were too bad calls. We're showing both of them at this point. It would have been corrected. You can't overreact. Because you don't know what's going to happen. As a result of that. Now, I never getting past that answer final final one is this upcoming Super Bowl fifty three. The last time we will see Brady and Belle. Check in the Super Bowl. Yes, I believe it's the it's the last time because what they have done now is been so ridiculously unprecedent. It is almost a logical to say that they can continue to do it. It was a logical to happen Lasser. And at some point logic has to prevail. And logic tells me forty year old quarterbacks in forget for your quarterbacks. No team can dominate for as long as they dominated. I think that this has to be the end of the run something has happened something that's a catch up to otherwise, I'm gonna start worshipping them. It's closer. There's no other explanation for this. Then maybe Bill Belichick Brady will be forty two years old by the time next season begins a former patriots standing over here. Looking. The floor is yours. The flow is mind me who agree that this year has been the most vulgar, we've the most vulnerable patriots team that we've seen a long time. Would you agree with that? Yes. And you're trying to wait. I'll wait I'll wait the most vulnerable team that we've seen in a long time. And yet here we are at Super Bowl forty five fifty three who who's planning super with the patriots. So the most vulnerable team, and they're still in it. And you think that they'll never never been in it, again, they're going to get they're only going to get more and more vulnerable, and because I believe in facts and logic, and they have defied logic and facts for forty long at some point at the cats up to and this year is going to be there. They might win the Super Bowl. But next year, they're not going back through. He's forty two. Forty two years old, correct? He will be vanishing next. He's trying to talk yourself into less much. Bill Belichick Mon is not as really still sharp as ever HR. The patriots. They adapt to anything that. You wanna do? We don't see. Tom Brady had talking about all all field. I win. They win a multitude of ways of Riecke aways. I agree. So very clear, you believe that you. We will see the patriots in another Super Bowl again after this one. Yes. Morning fair enough. We have to go back over there. And join Marian alleyoop he's carried Dominico for only appropriate way for this defense. Spheres. On ever hear guy out of control. We have another discussion to have it. And it's not about Tom Brady. It's about Murray who's looking at challenge the conventional thinking regarding quarterbacks and their size. But there's one coach who may be reevaluating the importance of having a tall quarterback. And it's Jon Gruden this week Gruden address the issue, and here's what he had to say. I used to think that a lot until I saw degrees twice a year in Tampa. Then I met Russell Wilson coming out of NC state. And now, I'm watching this kid Murray coming out of Oklahoma, and I'm putting away. All the prototypes. I once had used to have a prototype for hand size heights, arm strength, and all that stuff, but he's putting it away. Now, the question is do we by the fact that he's done prototyping players especially the quarterback position? Well, first of all that was a triumph carry off your celebrating because I want. I mean, Jon Gruden came back into the NFL kind of saying that he's gonna take things back to the nineties. Now, I'm supposed to believe that he's by the jump forward. I think this is malarkey, and he is throwing this out there because they have the fourth overall pick in two three people in front of them already have quarterbacks. He's trying to raise the stock of his of his draft pick and imply that maybe he's going to take back. He's not taking a quarterback. And he's certainly not taking a quarterback that's five seven. Maybe they give him five nine, Bob. How do we think? He really is that these promises is going to measure it five ten I think he's five nine. Yeah. I think so too. And so it is a legitimate question. Whether Jon Gruden believes it or not can quarterback in twenty nine thousand nine which it will be when he is a rookie succeed in the National Football League at that height. Absolutely. Absolutely. Listen first thing I'll say is. He had no problem seen over the Oklahoma office, align and guy won the Heisman Trophy. And we've seen the college game infiltrate the National Football League. These guys are shotgun. Doing all types of spread principles. Any smart coach is going to implement things that made him successful in college. So absolutely column Murray can succeed in the national football. I am buying all of Kyla Mary stock like, I don't care. You can quote, it take it write it down. But this is a kid. He's never lost. He didn't lose an high school. He didn't lose in college. He won the Heisman. And he waited his turn to do that. And he's really smart like as soon as he picks up a playbook. He's like I understand everything about it. That's something that we don't talk about enough, and he can make all the throws like the the kid is never. He's never feeling as though he cannot finish a play complete a player, execute the way needs. We literally have one quarterback five foot ten or shorter who has ever won an NFL game since the merger, and that's Flutie. So I'm not suggesting you can't do it. I'm saying it hasn't been done before it would be evidence. More than anything else of just how much the game has changed if he's able to come in and not just win a little. You're not drafting a guy in the first round to win the little to be a star player. I think he'd be a starter in potentially a star player. I think what matters to me. More watched. Football about quarterbacks is their accuracy. If he could put the ball where he wants to put it. I think that's all that matters. And I agree with Damian the off the college principles are moving into NFL. I'm not sure that I would buy all the column Mary stuff. But I certainly wouldn't bet against the one thing that I do like is the baseball stuff. Right. We've seen it for mostly Wilson. We've seen it for Patrick Mahomes. There doesn't seem to be a lot to baseball translating to being an NFL quarterback. All right coming up. Are you tired of seeing the New England Patriots and this dynasty in the Super Bowl? I'm going to explain why if you are you are definitively not alone, get them on ESPN. Indeed knows it's hard to find qualified candidates when you're hiring. It's like finding a unicorn, but when you post your job on indeed, it's easy to find people with the skills, you need nurse practitioner for plus years experience acute care certification. Indeed has a huge pool of amazing candidates. And screener, tools that help you? Find your most qualified applicants an entire shortlist of unicorns. Now could a fifty dollars credit to give your first job. Posting premium placement at indeed dot com slash credit. Terms, conditions, quality standards and usage limits apply. Additional terms online. All right. Let's check in with the Mavs and clippers innocent junior is back in the lineup. Remember, miss six games amid some of those trade. Talks Luca daunted guarded. Well in the first half. Check him out here off the double team pick and roll forces the turnover there, and he had three straight low scoring nights in a row for Lou trying to put up that's an air ball before. The buzzer goes off look ripping through his jersey trying to figure out what's going on. Maybe it gets better in the third quarter Luca getting back on track behind the back wooden defenders to the rack. That's what we're used to seeing the look at it. Again, look good the rookie playing through a little bit of those struggles, we take you to the fourth quarter ninety three ninety seven getting out on the break. Then junior the lob the hoop. The Andre Jordan finishes junior would have four six in the game. The math on the next possession that back mid range. Good Luca would finish with seventeen point seven rebounds and six assists. And the Mavs snap a four-game losing the one six ninety man while Devon Booker in the sons taking on the timber wolves in the third quarter. We've got issues that's Booker. This is gorgeous Jiang, the two of them going after the ball. Now down goes Booker. You're gonna get another look at this. Here. You told me this a flagrant elbow? Not sure certainly catches them. He goes down hard not suggesting is it legitimately hurt on the plate. But Jalen, he gets mad. Now, the two of them are going at it. Now, the two of them are going to have to be separated. Ultimately. They wanna get an held out of their arena. They got thrown out of the game. Both of them. Do Booker has to be held back by shorts and security. He's trying to get out there after everybody in the end, the timber wolves wind up winning it big. Here's some thoughts. He's joining me. Because I know like in this league autograph thing that they. And. Wanted to meet up in the hallway after that happened or. What happened? You I want to extend Josie him. Using with him. They your money young fell. We're not worth all that. Okay. It is time now for Jalen superlatives hand out a couple of awards this week with a whole lot of stuff going on. He's excited. He would go. First one who wins the award for high profile, low maintenance, it's easy to get overshadow. When your member of the Golden State Warriors, you play alongside two guys that have been MVP's like Kevin Durant Steph curry, it's clearly Klay Thompson the last time I checked he's the only person in the history of the NBA the score forty points in three basketball games in less than thirty minutes. He just made ten straight three pointers the other night. How 'bout scoring sixty four nine thousand nine hundred scoring forty or four dribbles. Big numbers. Low usage high profile low main-, I'm here. Mike is it working? Well, so I'm gonna stand closer to here. And you know, it is working. I'm sorry next. Jalen who is most likely to spread love? It's the Brooklyn way. The nets have been surprise basketball team the entire year started initially with care sliver hopefully returned from injury. But now is the Angelo Russell because he's been notorious for Brooklyn if this month shooting delete percentage from three robbing dimes leading his team to victory he was ousted in Los Angeles. As young player he needed a chain the scenery. He founded in Brooklyn as I've mentioned they have to maximum salaries slots for free ages this off season, they're an attractive team. But I agree with you there attractive? They have almost basically no history whatsoever. I'll be really interested to see if any of the high profile guys decide they want to come to Brooklyn next who is most likely to succeed in the toll task of reinventing himself brook. Lopez is what I call the thick sniper. Okay. As a seven footer his first. Six seasons in the NBA, greedy. He attempted one three point shot her season. Now, he's a tip seven three point shots per game. They're think about that for second. That's how you reinvent yourself. As a veteran. If you wanna have stay power in the NBA, an unheralded pickup about a Milwaukee books this off so yeah, he has changed adapted his game to what the game has become and found a place for himself is the ever. So rare stretch five in the NBA finally Jalen who is currently winning the award for the NBA's best. Stay -cation hall, George. Remember a couple of years ago when he came on he told the Indiana faces he wanted to get traded to the Lakers, they were like great. So they traded him to the Oklahoma City thunder. And all of a sudden, he found a home they're so much. So the he didn't even visit Los Angeles during his free agency. Now, all of a sudden we're trying to figure if he's actually the best player. On their team. He's going to be compensated with deep as a player of the year. He just made a four point play to win a basketball game recently seems to be putting up thirty points on a nightly basis, he alone with Kawhi Leonard are officially the best two way players in you said earlier this morning, you believe after Golden State the most complete team in the NBA is Oklahoma City. Absolutely. And I'm talking about matching up with the Golden State ward. Yeah. Because when you look download with boogie skill big. They have a wheel big in atoms. Multiple players that could guard. Kevin durant? Do a lot of switching on a perimeter somebody that can make Steph work in the back court like Russell Westbrook under heritage pickup. Like Dennis Rader is going to be great theater, and I'm buying and don't forget our next NBA Wednesday doubleheader on ESPN is tonight in Philadelphia with the Spurs and the Sixers then we take it a Salt Lake City for the nuggets and the jazz. Our coverage begins with NBA cantons, seventy Stor ninety SPN and it's all available on the ESPN app. If you were eighteen years old as of next Sunday. The New England Patriots will have been in exactly half the Super Bowls played in your lifetime nine Super Bowl since two thousand one. No other franchise has more than eight total dating back to the first one in the nineteen sixty six season. Tom Brady alone has more Super Bowl experience in the entire Rams roster combined. It is the greatest run in the history of football without question and the data suggests that you aren't into it. Did you know that patriots Super Bowls actually rate lower than the ones without them? Even though they've all been one score games. Two of the three highest rated Super Bowl since o. One did not involve New England while three of the four lowest rated did the question is why and the answer is because contrary to some people's aronie opinions sports fans, don't like dynasties, the two highest rated CFP championship games were not Alabama. Clemson. The three lowest rated were. For the fourth straight meeting of Golden State in Cleveland in the NBA finals rated twelve percent lower on average than the first three don't blame the players. Don't blame the teams. They are all brilliant. They all deserve to be celebrated. But also, don't let anyone tell you. They are good for the sport. Because those people are absolutely positively wrong. Let us take this to the table. Jalen, I hear you nodding over there is one who has been telling me that I'm crazy about Golden State ruining basketball. You're gonna tell me you agree or disagree. I disagree dynasties. Terrific magnificent fantastic for sports, and it may not play out in the ratings of the final Super Bowl or the NBA finals. But I'll tell you during the journey it makes it interesting when the Golden State Warriors show up to play against any said team in January or the New England Patriots. Because those become the measuring sticks for the season. And they become con- conversation pieces for us to continue to talk Tel Aviv. Crazy. No. I totally. Agree with Jalen not gonna take several steps backwards with yesterday. So we I agree because at some point you have to have who is going to be Goliath who are we slang? What is the point of this entire season? Who do we need to take down and for women's basketball? That's the Connecticut huskies right now in NFL the patriots in the NBA the warriors. There's a reason why every single league has a team like that. There's one person that's figured out a program. There's one team there's a coach and there's a player that is a legend. And we always like to look back on these dynasties. I mean, I love living in the midst of Alabama dynasty because I'm going to be able to talk about in reference it later, but it's the same thing. We just need someone to slay may. I just ask you re if I can cut you off there on the Alabama Clavell subject. Because no one is more societas with college football than you. You're at all these games everyone. Sees you on the biggest game every week. How many people said you my goodness. I'm sick of seeing Alabama Clemson here. We'll say there's a lot of people rooting against Alabama. Don't get it twisted. But at the same time, that's great. That's a conversation. Let's talk about it. Why do you hate? Why do you Nick Sabin and Alabama winning every single game? When they figured it out. I don't know that you hate it as much as you just sort of get tired of seeing it. How many people have walked up to you and said boy I wanted to see Patrick Mahomes in the Super Bowl d would tell them their crazy. Oh, I've had many people people family like we we we need some new we need some new blood of here. But I you know, I wonder if the Dallas Cowboys were were the the New England Patriots per se. Well, we'd be having the same discussion. No Talboys are such a popular team. And they're so polarizing I guarantee you because the whole narrative is the numbers the ratings the Cowboys rate will so we'd be having the same. Discuss your correct? I think the Cowboys generate a level of interest whether the good bad or otherwise that other teams do not the Yankees. I think or another team like that they might increase the ratings once again like most geniuses. 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Tourney Breakdown

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Tourney Breakdown

"Into the game. You kind of your money. That's how you find out. Who's bet all my bets were safe that wouldn't be any juice juice point spreads the prophets. But teasers the parlays from Vegas to you. These these behind the bets. Welcome into the latest behind the vets podcast. We this Wednesday morning March twenty seven so you got some time to download listen this one before games tip off tomorrow night. And we don't forget we just did the baseball pod. And that posted yesterday. So tomorrow is opening day. The real opening day we the soft launch if you will in Japan and with the bears as and BUSTER Olney and John Murray had some really compelling information. Some interesting listens courage, everyone go check that out as for March madness Dopp we talked about yesterday. How you're feeling a little better. Did you get to just sit and taken all the March madness. Well, other than that first day the first day. I did a, you know, our, Twitter, whatever. Yeah. Basically died, but after that that is exactly what I did which was super fun because I got to watch my bracket completely fall apart in front of me in real. Time. It was a really cool when you do picks publicly like I have to have the bracket posted. Yep. Usually air on the side of caution. Right. Because if you supposed to otherwise what happens is you you turned into what I did. Right. And then it's a much like farther fall. Right. If you pick in two and that doesn't happen. You can't really be made fun of widened think Duke would lose the central Florida. But if you pick central Florida doesn't happen, then you really look stupid when there's a giant gap in the standings. So there's some game theory when you're in the public eye. Well, when you air on the side of caution in this current tournament unfold the way, it is that you're looking okay. Although I did pick Tennessee again game theory. I don't think that the best team. I probably should have done Canoga and or Carolina those the other two I was considering. But nonetheless, if the there's still a path for the vol's, they get to the elite eight I'm okay, Sweet Sixteen I'll get the trolls will have some ammo. But either way awesome tournament is always how about this first time ever that also. Sixteen favorites over the weekend. One their game straight up so before this weekend since the turnament expanded eighty five we'd only seen three single days like a Saturday or Sunday in the round of thirty two win all their games eight team. So like just want this three times one of the days. It's happened. Then having both days so five out total. I think credible right. And there a couple Harry wants Tennessee went to overtime other Tennessee was leading by twenty plus but the real one was central Florida into. Yeah. That was that was the real one I and UCF should pull that one out. Oh, absolutely. I mean, I bought the alleyoop. And it's crazy. I mean, it's weird because Duke Xian's I do player ever to be universally. Well liked and so part of me wants to keep seeing them play. But how can you not root for central Florida in the Wofford thing? Hurt more that when I really wanted me to because they were my final four, and you know, what they're legit final four team. Like, this is not. I mean, they. There were seven seed, but this is not total David Goliath. They're legit good. As thing if I would have taken them to the final four, they have got there like adamant sitting really good. It's one of those like how much do you want to go all in? And like you said how much do you wanna play safe? Yeah. So it's frustrating but onto the Sweet Sixteen and now we have really good matchups because of all the chock holding serve. And even the one longshot, quote unquote is the Pac twelve champs not exactly been major. So we have Oregon which essentially was seated poorly gonna get into that with John Murray and Matt humans coming up because of just what happened with organ season with their injury the lottery big bowl bowl and just what Dana Albans done with his lineup. So lot to get through here. Again. The baseball podcast of BUSTER only, and Mr. director John Murray aren't even posted. But hopefully, I'll joy the second pod this week and got a funny story for you. Bring it. So you're basically, you know, Corentin last weekend accurate. Correct. Did you leave the house at all? I think I did because my wife made me go to the store to get something. Okay. So even very sick and Corentin you still left the house while I didn't really have a choice. I mean, I had a choice. But you know, you don't really have a choice when your wife does he have to go do something. I did not leave the house for forty eight hours. So I have a man cave as we've talked about five, I literally got home from work Friday night and did not come up for air until I took the garbage cans out Sunday night and then grub nonstop all weekend. Yeah. And TV's. And and this is when I know this. So for some reason, I have one charger for my laptop I have one at work for my. But I've wanted home, and it's in my office, and it's plugged in like, you know, the coil cord behind the male and the desk lamp, you know, it's it's it's really serious when you bring the charger downstairs these back as laptops. Now have a lot of battery power they'd right? But like when you're going noon tip twelve ten ten. Out here on Saturday. All the way, I mean, I was watching the warriors game fourth quarter live bed with the warriors. And mavs. I mean, I took a picture on my Instagram story. And I said when you outlast March Madison, it's a warriors game on the big screen in the infomercials of TBS true. Tv those games ended. So those are going on the TV I haven't turned off yet. And there was no other actions. It was just the NBA just still. So that the chargers still down there all weekend, and you know, duty calls some people say that's living the life. Doug. I would say it is you know, you have food delivered to you get to watch sports all day long. You know, bringing that there's like a little people don't realize there's like a mental component of like am. I actually go upstairs and bring my computer charger downstairs right now. You're right. There's that our window where I usually in the past. I kinda take my charge, my laptop up plug it in and use the restroom. Yeah. And then maybe like gets up out of the fridge Philip by water and then go back down. And come back up like tennis later chargers. Good for my, laptops. Good for like, maybe the late games that can happen. That's it. Yeah. So you're right. There is that that that that balancing act were you deciding to pull off the band aid yet so good. It's such a good call. It's exactly because there's other nights down there decent amount. But it's funny. The grub of guys there's two guys and one girl kind of like in the rotation throughout the course. So sometimes the way that is such a man cave. And then the downstairs the basement, which is which is connected. The garage like it's like one step up to the garage. So sometimes easier for me just a walkout straight on the ground on the basement floor and go out the garage open garage during meet the grub there. Yeah. Instead of going up the stairs door. I know. It is I know I did shower Saturday night. So good for you. I went from Friday morning. Dress for work. You know, go on air, come home. Yep. Saturday, you know, I put my contacts, and I took off the glasses brush my teeth orders. So Saturday night, I did get a shower in and then not. Until Monday morning. There's nothing wrong with that. I think that's totally sweating. I didn't work out. Sadly, but obviously hit the peleton upstairs. I would have totally. But I think like, you know, I have to talk about it on air all the time. So I think it's real. And there is something to be said for I this is like maybe might be weird thing, but on the weekends. I don't shower as much usually because I shower every single day because of work I wash my hair every single me too. But one it's the weekend comes like sometimes they're like a little bit of like, I don't wash my hair on the weekends. Usually unless I'm going to do a thing because I think like the natural hair oil is good for you. Every once in give it a day unit and watch them you shampoo the beard as well. Always always. Yeah. Gotta wash every food in there. And just so every day, you do the beer, but not every day top hair. Correct. Yep. Fascinating. Yeah. While people must love this podcast right now. All right. Good point. Let's get to the podcast. He started as a ticket writer will the Endel has gotten a lot higher here in the last hour. Now, he's a racing sports. Book director, I have the guys at work. Your call me, Mr. director and not looking directly into my eyes people brought an old new staff this year, kind of Seinfeld esque move, where we just rotate the guys the material doesn't get stale one happened in between a hot tub and ESPN. Kickings for losers. These back for more. And I imagine from what I read Mr. director. There was maybe a lot of kicking in the with the crowds out there in Vegas. It was more than we've usually see. Yeah. I think Thursday morning was the was the most crowded I've ever seen the sports book. It was incredible in all your years. Yeah. I think it was. I really think it was the most people have ever seen in this room. It was just it was standing room only behind the bar around the Delhi area around the poker room area. There was there was nowhere to move. I've never seen it that crowd. And and I gotta say too. I really I think that the customers are getting more educated 'cause we just had a rush of people signing up for the mobile accounts on Wednesday on Thursday morning Wednesday was busier here than Friday because everybody was setting up their mobile accounts, depositing activating, their counts hadn't been here. Since last year. It was really good to see everybody gravitating over the mobile device. Wow, I'm stunned. So every because that's that's your pet peeve. Right. Like you want people on the app. Well, I t so much. I don't like I get the only time I really get annoyed when people complain about having to wait in line. And I'm like, well, you don't have to wait in line. You can just set up a phone account. Now, you might have to wait in line wants to set up your phone account and deposit the money, but you won't have to wait in line again for the rest of the weekend. And you also have satellite bedding windows throughout the hotel. Right. Yeah. The international theatre we have to betting windows, but the lines over there very long as well. So you're you're much better off getting a phone account. It doesn't even matter where you're betting whether you're here at any other book in the city, you should get a phone account, and you can bet and wherever you are all weekend. What was the smallest deposit you took for phone account? Well, the the minimum is one hundred dollars. And there was a lot of those. So one hundred what was some of the dumbest questions you saw. Dumbest questions. I got. I I don't know that any of them. I would call dumb. I know that somebody asked someone else that works here. If we were showing one of the games, the answer was obviously. Yes. I don't know. There was nothing overly dumb this week. Really? So they weren't sure. If you're going to have like an actual game on the on the all the million TV's. Yeah. We're gonna have one of the games on TV the answer. Of course was. Yes. I mean, especially now that you've got four different networks. Broadcasting the games. Of course, we show every game. So what what do you see the fans are more knowledgeable? But it's a so what do you think that is that legalization across the US? It's more prevalent discussed on airwaves. Like what what would you attribute all that too? There's so much more media coverage of sports betting now than ever before with shows like this with daily wager. And there were a lot of a lot of media personalities were here on Thursday and Friday, we had Chris the bear Philippa was here Stanford Steve was here. Some of the action network guys were here Darren rebel, Chad millman study a few of those other guys. So you've got there's so much media coverage of sports betting more than there ever has been before. And I think a lot of these people are consuming that coverage and they're getting just more educated about every element L every element of sports betting. Yeah. I think that's a road the stigma and the fear factor. I think seeing it discussed a lot has been has been kind of helpful, Doug. Can you can can you guys? Pause for a second. I got Jay. Call Jay Cohen. All right. We have Mr. director back Mr. director what's up with that? I thought you're in charge over there. You have to be your interrupted by phone calls, the executive vice-president, call me, Mr. j corner gay. There's a lot of big titles around here. I'd say, no. But but I think executive vice president outranks director. So is there such thing as a non executive vice president I mean? Yeah. Well, there's a lot of vice presidents on the property for sure. Yeah. Okay. I don't know how it works in your corporate world your suit world. So yeah. Yeah. They got a they got a promotion scheduled for me soon all new title soon. So we're gonna have to order all this new merchandise, unfortunately way. Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. I can't I can't go any further than that. Yeah. And actually, I don't care if everybody continues just call me, whatever they want, but I do want Paul Howard v send to call me by my correct title. Everybody else can just call me, John. But Paul our needs to call me, whatever I am. He's dragging speed on that. Absolutely. He's he's very jealous of very jealous of my success. It's very it's very sad. Honestly. But everybody else can just call me John Murray, but Paul needs to man up and call me the right name. Well, I'm excited for the imminent promotion this because that means bay that men his money. That's really what we care about. Yeah. I think that's what people care about a little bit more than titles. No, I'm pretty sure about let's let's get into the tournament stuff. So last weekend. How did you guys do in terms of a bottom line? Thursday, and Friday were awesome. We did very well both days we won a lot of the really big decisions. We needed on Thursday night and Friday night, specifically Baylor beating Syracuse and the last game Thursday was a huge win for us Friday, Ohio State, beating Iowa State huge win for us. You know, the way they're kinda works on those Thursday and Friday is you've got parlays teasers and Moneyline parlays rolling all day long to a couple of key games at the end of the night. And you get those decisions that go your way, you can really win a huge amount. And we got both of those decisions to go away the first two days of the tournament. And our our first round handle and win and hold percentage were way up over two thousand eighteen. All right. Well, good. Those was written for the house. You know? Well, you can imagine the second round was a little different to have around sixteen in winning straight up. Yeah. All sixteen favorites. One outright in round number two. And I I think what really saved us more. Than anything was Gonzaga didn't cover on Saturday against Baylor. Everybody was on Gonzaga. 'cause I got a big lead at halftime at Baylor rallied in the second half, they stayed within the number lost by twelve and that knocked out a ton of parlays of both other Saturday games and partly is going to Sunday. So I I think it covered. It would have been much worse for us. We took a big loss on the Auburn Kansas game that game Saturday night. And then Sunday we actually had our first losing day the weekend just a lot of parlays. And and we didn't get the games we needed to at the end of the night. We lost the Houston game. Everybody was on Houston. They beat Ohio State and everybody was on Oregon, and they'd be Cal Irvan pretty handily in the last game of the weekend. So it's a complete opposite of last year where that Sunday the second round Sunday a year ago was awesome for the books in the Vata tons of dogs covered that day. I think the dogs went seven and one that day, and we certainly didn't have results like that this year. Yeah. Wofford was a tough one would the public on Kentucky though. A lot of money both ways on that one. We I think we actually we needed Wofford, but it wasn't a big decision for us. We needed we really needed Baylor. Baylor was a huge decision for us on Saturday. And we needed Maryland. Everybody was on LSU. We got the Maryland cover they cover. They lost by two trauma waters talk about eleven steps and had that wing shot for Tigers. But that was fine with us because Maryland covered the number. So we weren't complaining certainly that was that was good. You know, it was really good one. For us was Florida state Murray state was really the square dog of the day Saturday. The public was all over the racers in that game. Florida state never in doubt. So, you know, sometimes the favorite comes through. And it's actually good for you. Yeah. I jumped on that bandwagon. Mostly because I like fading Florida state. They're not good as favorite, but it wasn't just the job Moran bandwagon. But got a good opening. Today's not a good weekend. Florida state just too big for from Murray state inside. I hope you had a good opening two days. When I remember the plays that we talked about last week on this show. I think I gave you eight plays that I saw wise guy on they went seven and one. Yeah. And I hope to see the one loser northeastern I liked Kansas. Yeah. Now when we talk about never in doubt. You know? I'd rather lose like that. Honestly, like, I'd rather lose one where I just lose it. Immediately. Don't have to worry about it the whole day, Kansas certainly the right side there, and they the sharp money did not come through on northeastern. I've talked about that. I talked about with Matt I don't know because I was on Villanova against Purdue. And that didn't feel good either. So being on Wofford in Villanova the same day. I would argue that I'd germs of the enjoyment of the game and being involved in gauged. I I would rather have the the Wofford loss. I really would see I disagree because he on Saturday night, I snuck over team mobile to go to the Golden Knights Redwings game. And I knew what we needed we needed Kansas, and we needed Villanova. And I just check my phone and I saw neither game was even competitive. And I was like, okay. Well, I don't need to bother looking at my phone again all night, we're done. So I it was. Kind of like it was disappointing obviously. But at least I didn't have to worry about it all night. Yeah. I guess when I go on air to be about picks. It's not just the money. It was like. I mean. Yeah. I'm getting my money back though. I mean, Matt painter is not going to run the table. I'm getting my money back. I hope I don't I don't think much mad painter is, you know. And I I lean to Villanova in that spot myself. And certainly was rooting for Villanova for the book there. I'm okay with painter to be honest. I think this team's not not as good as it looked. They replaced for starters. Right. Like they were really good in the past. And like, I just think they're thin. And I don't think arms is that great. I think the Tennessee athleticism's gonna eat him alive. And I'll take the vol's minus the one I, but look they when you shoot like that you can be you can beat the warriors. I don't know about the warriors. But you know, we we don't need to. We don't need to jump too far. But I do have four places that I've seen sharp money on this weekend. Me one of them was the Tennessee vol's, Tennessee, minus one they've moved to minus one and a half year at the super book. Rick Barnes and the Volvo against painter and the Boilermakers seen some sharp money early on Tennessee decay. So that could be a good spot there. I said this on air during during a college basketball halftime of years ago, and my producer got my ears. What did you say? Have you ever heard of Purdue called the do? Who fills the Ville? No. I don't think I've ever I've heard the Ville the do. Now, I've never heard that. Well, we have a guy who works. Here's last name Shuman, and we call them sometimes went to produce shoot from the do and. And. Happen to bring that up on. Yeah. No. It's not called the do. And my producer is here. He was don't ever do that again. But I still I still call Wisconsin whiskey. I still like that. That's that's a that's a that's Doug term. Not a universal term. I don't think I could do this show. Somebody might ear telling me what to do. I'm not on. I'm not on your level. That would be too much for me. If there was another voice in here till it don't say that don't say that I couldn't do perverse cell phone ringing during the show interrupted. No, no. That would be too. I would be overwhelmed. I'm not I'm not as media savvy decays. Well, you know, my Bruce likes to quote days thunder any of those guys. Get your ears like talk to me, Harry, you know, and. You need that that voice. Sometimes it's an extension of you. Sometimes it's better not the best. Producers are the ones who keep it flowing and guide you rather than interrupt. You. That makes sense. That makes sense. I let you guide me though. So I don't need your star. You just you are everyone has to revolve around you. So that's basically the difference here. Like when you're on. That's what I told our team here the super book after the weekend. You know, I pretty much took all the credit for our success this weekend. And I said I did all the heavy lifting and any prey should go to me so fair enough. All right. Who do your other place? You've got to share with our listeners fans, your fans vir- Virginia Tech, you know, that number's going down from eight to seven obviously Duke was extremely lucky to survive the central Florida game. Really? They should've lost central Florida. You think about the tip in dockings mast and the the zone Williamson. I think they could have called an offense fell there. Although I understand why they didn't. But you know, the the play that was really forgotten was central Florida was up by four and they had a break away. They went for the alleyoop dunk and the kid miss the dunk. I think that was Dogwood to wasn't it. I think it was that would have put them up by six. So, you know, really Duke needed four five six different place all go their way, or they would have been out of the turnament in the second round and everything went their way and they rebel to escape. But I think a tricky match up against Virginia Tech Virginia Tech and extremely well. Coach team buzz Williams. And you know, I'm from DC area. There's going to be a lot of Virginia Tech alumni in the arena. There's a lot of ET alums that live in DC area. They're going to definitely wanna go see their team play Zion. Williamson Duke in the Sweet Sixteen. So I think that's a spot that makes sense there back the hokies I do to my one. 'cause I wanted to ask you. I'm glad you brought up the game is that has some square dog potential. Yeah. It does. But I think the game is setting up to be the square dog is in my opinion. Let me guess it. Please. Please. Oregon. This is why they pay you the big bucks. That's why you're that's why you are who you are Oregon is absolutely setting up to be the square dog that eight and a half, look, so inviting when you talk about a team, I think Oregon's won ten games in a row, you've got a total of one nineteen and a half and people are just not able to help themselves. They're taking the ducks here. But look don't be surprised if for Jinya defensively just throttles the ducks holds them into the forties in this game and wins this game by twenty points. You know, I think Virginia's the best team in the country. And I think this is a really tough match for Oregon think Oregon's road ends on Thursday. All say this, and we talked about with Matt. And I've talked about it on the show. So Oregon's one and covered ten straight, by the way. We're gonna we're gonna extremely well. Coach excuse me. Dana all men, I think is is one of the five best coaches and all of college basketball. I just I don't know if he's got the players to to hang with Virginia. Tony Bennett is also an excellent coach. So a terrific coaching matchup, very two. Very good defensive teams. I think Virginia will get it done here. Yeah. No. I just think like the math model guys like haven't adjusted their ratings like their math is wrong in my eyes. And we the first couple of games the tournament because they're putting so much emphasis on December January when that team had ball bowl and was completely different. So my point is like, I'm a big believer in the math model guys. And I think I think that this is like one thing where they've aired and their data and that this is completely different team. Not because they've won cover ten straight. It's literally different players and different starting lineup. And I would use the sample of like February and March only for this for this team. Now, if there's a historical data, the when there's things like this happen you throw it out. But I just I mean, you're you're nods maker like when when teams are Alec when the Lakers were missing not LeBron but their second third fourth best players and then guys like Lance Stevenson and Josh heart so baby their seventh and eighth best players. But you can't just like tweet different teams that just completely when you get Jonathan Williams on the Lakers playing like a bunch of minutes. You can't just take his net rating, and multiply it by our many minute. It just it doesn't work like that. And I think if you lose a guy like bull bulls a lottery pick there's a there's a reactionary period where the team's gotta figure stuff out. And then there are new team. And I think that's a fair sort of Cessna in terms of data. Virginia has shown the ability to even though they're low scoring. I think there's an impression to them that they can't win these games big because there's such a low scoring team. And that's why the total is so low, but they're so good defensively that they can win games by fifteen to twenty points 'cause they can hold these other teams. These long stretches where they don't score at all. And that's been Oregon's problem for a lot of the season is they've gone through these long stretches where they didn't score. And I think that that's going to end up eventually costing their season on Thursday. If they go through one of these long droughts against this Virginia defense, they're not gonna be able to recover because Virginia's too good. I agree. I mean, look Virginia for like you said, they're all the the narrative of that inept often they almost covered their opener after or on your they did have they were up twenty one with like three minutes ago that was a nerve wracking game for us because should've covered to be honest. I think that yeah. I think they should of you know, everybody was either on Virginia or they were. On Gardner Webb money line. Gar Gardner Webb money line would have been a big loss for us. But you know, so we're rooting for kind of written for Virginia to pull away. And then then they get up too much. And we're like whoa, hold on a second. Let's let's get Gardner Webb back in this game here. Luckily, it was a perfect result for us. But yeah, you know, you know, how much like Virginia, I think they're excellent excellent coaching. And this is I think the most talented team they've had and I was disappointed on Sunday for my own selfish reasons, because I had a bet on Virginia to go further in this tournament and Duke, and I almost clinched it on on Sunday, but wasn't meant to be plus by fifty to be the first one seed eliminated. Right. We didn't have that one here. But I mean that I could see that. Yeah. I mean, I I really think do they were so lucky there to escape with that game. But we've seen this before we've seen before or a number one seat at an early game in the tournament where they got very lucky. They'd just barely escaped and they ended up winning the national championship. So it really doesn't matter that they were lucky they get a fresh slate on this, and they have two more to fewer games to win. I I will say this about Virginia. I'm with you. I think they're really good. This time of year brings out a lot of casual fans. Let's call them. Even if that, and then you hear the Virginia stinks. They always lose it. I I hate that concept of just because it hasn't happened doesn't mean it won't. Right. All sports. Right. Jen. You know, a team that team like it. Then it doesn't happen. Then it's convenient sort of confirmation bias if Virginia doesn't win it. All it doesn't mean that Tony Bennett. Can't it doesn't mean that style. Cannot it just means that they did not win six games this year. Well, I think I read a stat do is only been to the final four twice in the last fifteen years now, I granted they won the national championship each of those two years. But when you consider the NBA talent it's running through that program that the high lottery picks they have every single season. There are number one seed almost every year for them to only get the two final fours is pretty bad. Really? That is remarkable. That's really surprising, actually. So it's just it's not fair to criticise Virginia for a couple of losses. A little bit too early in the tournament. I mean, how long has Tony Bennett really been there? Just a handful years. I want wanna see him win at all. I do just to you know to. Okay. So by the way, Duke since two thousand we said, wait the last fifteen years are the last fifteen years, I know in two thousand four they lost a Connecticut in the semi final. I remember that game. Very well for your right to get into since. Then I think they've Chris do shot. Yes. That's correct. We don't need. We don't need to run down that road. But two thousand ten they went to the final four. I was at that one at all. When they beat Baylor. And then in fifteen I always thought that the refs kind of I don't wanna see cheated Wisconsin. But I thought Duke got some very favorable whistles in that game. But they won the national championship and fifteen as well. But I think those are the only two final fours since. Oh, four you're absolutely right. You're absolutely right. Even had a first round exit seven remember that? Yeah. Those my first year out here. Yeah. That two thousand ten team. I remember talking to coach K at team USA after that. So he was saying that about like like, yo he said that maybe we weren't even the best team. We just wanted all that year. And then those affair comments specially if you really remember they got every call against Baylor. I believe is the elite eight. Yeah. And and in retrospect, twenty ten really Kentucky had John wall and DeMarcus cousins amongst others. They lost in the regional final to the West Virginia mountaineers that it's not. You know, it's the old five teen lost me lead with Mike Ganzi and two thousand ten to Sean Buller was really the star for the mountaineers and Bob Huggins. Yeah. They beat them. They that's an interesting regional final game zero two point made baskets in the first half for West Virginia. And they won the they won the game. So not California's finest hour, but you don't need to go to four memory lane. All right. So what other sharp place? Couple of totals for you guys. The North Carolina total has gone from one sixty up to one sixty four here that game North Carolina. Auburn is like the exact opposite of Virginia Oregon where I said Virginia Oregon to very very well coached teams and very good defensive teams Auburn North Carolina would-be exact opposite of that both ways. I don't think much of the Xs and os of Pearl or ROY Williams, and obviously that should be a high scoring game offensively about that difference of forty five points in the over unders of the Oregon Virginia UNC. Both those teams very talented should that should be a fun game to watch the other total. We've seen some sharp money come in on. I think is the best game of this round Texas Tech Michigan TOTAL's gone down from one twenty seven and a half to one twenty six talk about a game with two great coaches Chris beard and John beeline beeline. I think probably the best coach in all college basketball beard is not far behind him. I think that's the best game of this this round of sixteen. Yeah. That's the one. I a lot of us have circled. I think I'm most excited about the Auburn North Carolina. But there's a there's an unknown. They're like one team. Auburn could not show up. You don't what kind of funny? I I went to the west regional last year at Staples Center in LA, and and the match ups were Florida state, Gonzaga and Michigan, Texas AM. And now they're playing in Anaheim, and it's forced aga- and Michigan, Texas Tech. So little deja vu there. But I'm interested to see both of those games. I mean, really the best thing about having all those favorites win the first weekend. Especially in the second round. Is you end up with these great matchups in the Sweet Sixteen in the elite eight and certainly that's good for business. Having all these high profile teams playing each other than his true. That's when we've always said, everyone loves upsets the tournament. But then it's like careful what you wish for. Yeah. You love upsets until you're watching, you know, like Loyola, Chicago, Nevada and the Sweet Sixteen round of eight or whatever that was last year. I mean upsets are good. But don't you wanna see some of these top teams play against each other and the tournament? I do I do. And then like you alluded to with the beard and beeline these coaching matchups as well. Yeah. Some of the really the best coaches in all of college basketball. And also some of the worst coaches in college basketball, the just have very very talented rosters. So I it should be fun to see this weekend. Anything else? My man. No, that's pretty much it as far as the as the sharper action we've seen so far here those four plays. And then Oregon, I really think just like you were spot on there. I think that's setting up to be a square dog play. And I have talked to some sharper guys around town that like Texas Tech against Michigan. And that makes sense to me. I mean to me that's a pick em type game. So taking the red raiders plus two I can see why people would want to do that. It's just it's always scary to go against John beeline. He's just such an excellent coach. I know I talked about with Matt like, I just those three collapses. Michigan state in the back of my mind. Make me question some of the Michigan at least it just gives me pause. And you know, Texas Tech. I I mentioned a few times this year, they were big liability in the future pool for a long time. But we wrote a ton of money in the future pool over the weekend. And really, none of it was on Texas Tech. So while we still lose on them. We're really not in that bad of a position anymore. So we're not we're not overly concerned with that anymore. All right. That does it for me. Yeah. I'm good, man. Where the games go back to your promotion hasn't been announced yet. But thank you. I appreciate it will just be between us and the many listeners the show. I did a handful listeners come up to me over the weekend. Yeah. Nice. Yeah. It's always fun. When we have a lot of out of town or is in the book, and you guys. No, I don't think so no one asked for a picture, but a lot of people stay just wanted to say, hi, and they were very complimentary of you and and daily wager and all the work that we're doing on behind the vets. We'll look man, it's it's been a long road for everyone. I'm glad glad to see that Vegas is booming. Not in terms of popularity in visits and tourists because I do feel there's much more mainstream acceptance than ever before I think that we can all agree on that. And I think it is gotten to the point where. You just I said this when Todd Gurley fell down against the Packers in the football season. He was answering a question about a point spread. And it wasn't the end of the world was oh, my God, you know, 'cause I remember Tony Dungy on like three years ago and football night in America think Rodney Harrison mentioned the point spread and Dungy like this on air on like a three-shot looked at him and said, we can't talk about that. And it's like, dude he was just mentioning the underdog or so it was like such a such an innocuous comment. So now everybody is just people are accepting that it's just a metric it's just a new conversation about sports, and it's totally procreate and mature to do if you do it in a right way. And I think I think it's just a giant win for all of us involved agree. And so many people have been betting on this stuff all along. And it was silly to pretend like they weren't. So it's good to see that. It's getting more accepted. We had like I said all those media personalities. We had in a book on on Sunday or Thursday Friday, Saturday Sunday. And then we had the first episode of action on Showtime debuted Sunday night. I haven't I haven't gone. West gate certainly featured in that as well. Which is nice. So there's just there's so much media coverage right now all the sports betting. And I I think it's good for all of us, especially guys like me, and you been a former of former athletic director of UNLV thinks there's people booing throwing beer cans everywhere players in an a blow out. I've never seen that just comment. I've been to my share of UNLV basketball games. I've never seen anything like that. Yes. I was cutting them at every home game. Basically, you'll a couple of groans here and there, but like that's it. And that happens at every game not just states in college programs legalization, what are they gonna have noticed though is when the Golden Knights cover the puck line with a meaningless empty net goal. There's certainly a lot of cheering at T mobile arena. I can tell you that. And I ask you this Mr. director, how is that different than a crowd chanting? We want tacos. It was in the fourth quarter. The opposing team is both free throws of a trip to the line. That's another sort of taco s giveaway with your ticket stub. How is that different? Yeah. I remember I was at a wizards bulls game like four or five years ago. And if one of the players on the other team missed both free throws everybody got a free Chick-fil-A sandwich. And the guy missed the first free throw and like the whole crowd. Well, yes and unto the kid the kid made it so we had to pay the the four dollars or whatever for our Chick-fil-A sandwiches. But it's a fourth quarter thing it's I'll be watching TV's. And you know, I'm like seeing it's like a, you know eleven point game. And then the crowds cheering the first fourth quarter. I forgot about that. There's how is it different? It's not different. All see. I don't know. I will say this. The tacos thing is literally eighteen total. That's all it is true. Yeah. I've never been in a Lakers game when they had the had the tacos on the line like that. But certainly I've watched a lot of those games. And I've seen the crowd get very into the crowd getting a free role on a on a on a taco and the and the Golden Knights to thing where if they have a shutout victory, obviously shutout would be a victory. But if they have a shutout at T mobile the Rita they give away donuts the next day. So everyone's always very happy. When when that happens not to be confused with a complete game shutout. No, it's just a just a shutout hockey shut up, man. They called it a clean sheet. Or is that just in soccer? That's just an soccer soccer. Well, either way, it's a funny expression true. Always awesome, man. Get back to you know, your executive stuff guarding your suits. We'll touch base next week. Yes, sir. Hockey next week Letterman, you're selling the world's rarest commodity certainty in an uncertain world back here on the behind the bets podcast is our friend from Vegas, stats and information network met humans. How are you? My man doing great. It was a really good first week tournament hope to things going here and week two in unblemished record last week on best bets three. No well done, sir. Well, like, I said just got to keep it going. I think five and one I'm best bets on your daily wager your show, so far that's not Jordan Schultz territory. But it's it's not bad. And I've got a couple of games. I like this week. Yeah. He's up to seven one in one. By the way, got back off the got one that got back in the win column last night. I was the only idiot who had a loss. We went five and one. Anyway, let's move forward. A check out the Sweet Sixteen games. You said you have a few like let's fire away. Almost starts a top of the rotation and games on Thursday this produce Tennessee game, which I think is really intriguing. It's coin flip game. And the big question here is which Carson Edwards is going to show up is gonna be the Edwards. Hot shooter against Villanova. If that's the case produce dangerous, but he went about six weeks that'd being hot water before he torch Villanova for forty two points nine of sixteen threes, Purdue sixteen thirty from deep. That's best game theme place. It's January and you don't want bet on teams doing that back to back games. Maybe his slumps over this team's about the hit a role, but I'm not so sure I mean scored zero point nine four points per possession that I run game against Old Dominion smugly game Villanova played more of a wyde-am style. Put his one point three eight points per possession in that game. What's more efficient offense? Of course when you drop threes at that rate. It's gonna be impressive. I think a lot better a tough time, trusting Tennessee because y you saw Sunday the vol's blue that twenty five point lead this Iowa. And that's not a great team any stretch route Barnes has to horses. He can go through here. Greg Williams, and Admiral Scofield he can right. Those guys I think a long way this batch up because false have a little bit of athletic edge. If you look the numbers offensively and defensively these teams are about as even as gets. I think in the Pomeroy rankings produced nine and Tennessee is ten. So if you're Purdue here, you're betting are Carson Edwards continuing what he did Saturday. I think grant Williams is a little bit more reliable probably going to be the best player on the four on the Tennessee. Here. I think is going to be played for me, Tennessee, minus one as you know, I've been anti Purdue for a while had a lot of crow to eat. But you know, it's funny before that game tip off. And I look I took a hit hard on that Villanova game. But. I was like screw this. Big east is not very good. We saw Saint John struggle. And I had a feeling that gambling the deadly sin is to mistake bed play for bad luck. I think it was just a bad play. I really think Villanova was so shaky and the big east, and I just I, and I know we were waiting for for Purdue to fade, maybe the second half against Old Dominion was that opportunity. But I think this is a much better spot to fade Purdue. Yeah. I did too. But, you know, Edwards come out shoots whites out again. And that's probably gonna be pretty wins. I wouldn't bet on that. And I think no map painters not got past the Sweet Sixteen round. And a lot of times. What happens when you get this far as you run into team NBA player, maybe a more athletic team. I think that's what Tennessee might be the spot. It's just you know, I thought Villanova was a little bit different than some of the teams in the big east because they have veteran 's really good coach Jay Wright. And you know, I thought they would show up and play. Well, of course, you know, improve its many threes right off the bat. It's just staggering to team like to any team when you're just dropping threes at that rate. And that's the thing about betting basketball. You know, we talked about with the Duke Virginia game early in the season because now to get three point shooting team, but they came out against Virginia and seven of the first eight or something like that shot the lights up and the Cavs Rome. He heals arrested. Okay. So anytime at one game situation that team shoots lights out like that. You can get knocked out. And that's what happened the Villanova. I mean, I I had a really good week that, but I put out to the worst place in the world on Saturday night at that both games those billing Nova and Kansas and no shot in either game. Sometimes you just make bad bets. I mean, obviously made a lot of good ones last week. Those were the worst you could possibly make. But you move on and try to learn from that, obviously, I didn't think much Kansas team before the Auburn game. And the a lot less of them at about halfway through. What was a fifty one twenty five and a half something like that? Yeah. I mean, it's funny. People always say I'd rather lose a blow out than like a bad beat. And it's like, you know, when she had Villanova's like kinda feel awfully I kinda wish those bad beats actually, you know. Yeah, it's strange because also watched Wofford I did split Wofford first and game. So one the first half of Lhasa game five and a half or so irritated at into that game. It's way it went felt like the right side and Wofford and you us by a half point game lands on six. I I was really you're at Tate by that. I mean the Villanova game. Just disgusted me in the in the fact that but that against Purdue in the wrong night. And then the Kansas that was one of those where you say, all right? I was an idiot Wh-why to bet on Kansas. But anyway, we have made enough against Purdue. I mean, we had Minnesota plus ten ten and a half in the in the big ten tournament. So it's neither here nor there. So you said you had some couple other games circle which ones. All right. I'm gonna go with Oregon man and been writing the ducks here for a while talked about on your show, you know, going into Pac twelve tournament this going to be the team to be an Oregon was succeed. I think oddsmaker sniff that out because ordinance about four to one. Win the Pac twelve tournament at the win four games four days and dead at this the lowest remaining seed in the field twelve sorta hottest team in the field ducks on ten zero strap an ATS runs, it'd beat Wisconsin UC Irvine about almost identical scores seventy to fifty four seventy three fifty four organs allow fifty four points or fewer and eight of its past ten games in Doug. When I when a judge teams are basically have three boxes I'm looking to check coaching defense and point guard play and the ducks check all three Peyton Pritchard. Just phenomenal college point guard. They all been surrounds him with athletes can squirrel over the floor defend the rim. I talked about those defensive numbers just suffocating. I think almost game plan. Here is going to be kind of pushed for away from the basket of from the lane three point temps. And you know, if you cabs numbers, you're not gonna find any weaknesses number two. Defensive offense of fishing number three in defense. That's on Kim palm. But they had not shot three well lately and that might be red flag. The door's cracked open the take Oregon in this game. I wouldn't be all that surprised wins game of cab shot against Gardner Webb and Oklahoma seven for twenty three and seven for twenty four from free. Kyle guy was one for fifteen in the two games total. Here's one nineteen. So it's expected to be a grinder of the members high enough here, I'm gonna take eight and a half of the ducks. You know? It's funny. You mentioned that the three I literally think that I hope Altman was watching the Duke UCF game. He literally should do exactly what they did the Jones to Clark. I think he should give Clark all the open shots. He wants and maybe guard him with his big big guy in the middle. And just let them Draymond green treatment. Because I'm not leaving Kyle guy open. I'm not leaving Jerome open. But just let Clark does not wanna shoot every time. He gets the ball Uni penetrates. He's five foot nine he doesn't look at the basket. There's nothing about him that wants the score at all. Yeah. I don't wanna leave guile excuse me. Kyle guy and tie them open either just contest or threes. But I tell you right now not scared to death of those guys because you watch guy shoot one for fifteen last week. He's he's a funk, right? Of course. Those guys can bust out of it at any minute. But I think if if you're gonna have a game point here, it's force Virginia to shoot threes. And this is not a hot team right now from the parameters, so it's kind of crazy things wind up this origin team late in the season. And you got a great coach and point guard in they can take you a long way. And you look all these athletes at Oregon has around the basket on both ends of four. It's really impressive team and said the hottest team tournament. I don't think many coaches wanna face Oregon right now, I really think the ducks have shot to win this game. So anytime I feel that way I'm gonna take the eight and a half at the dog. We've talked about. Man. I talked about it on the show, especially with our guys do computer modeling. I don't understand whether using any of Oregon's December stats at all. This is a team. That's completely different. They lost bowl bowl to injury. They tweak their lineup. It is just a completely different team. It's like using Stanford stats with organ as much as organs like that's how relevant the organ. December numbers are. Dr can agree with you more talked about this last week too. I thought that was concert Oregon game was classic can palm game. It's where the analytics guys lying on the Wisconsin side because we're looking at the season long numbers. And they're saying, well, I've got Wisconsin five or six points better than Oregon on my numbers. So this is a value play on the badgers. And then he got more old school situational handicappers like me, look at Oregon and just a current form and say in the past ten games, all I care about. I'm just looking about the way this team's playing now since seeing Alban made these changes in this team's got hot. I thought I actually made Oregon a small favor and the game. And I have people laughing at me, but we're laughing after Oregon when by eighteen so it's I sometimes I think it's very misleading when you looking numbers like you said taking that account games from November December sometimes January when you're looking at a totally different team sometimes bar. On the coaches. So on the bracket algae after the brackets were announced Reese Davis is interviewing John Calipari outside of the seating discussion. They did bring up the Kentucky Duke game from the opener. And he said look this is Cal Cal talkie. Goes I don't even talk about defence with my team for the first month or in the offseason. Forget when it was. But basically saying we're not even ready for defense in practice until like a month into the season. Basically was what he was saying. So the fact that they value those stats is just mind boggling, you just can't now look, I'm not being results oriented here. But you're hearing coaches saying we don't care about defense in the offseason. So for the opener like you can't use stats from that time of year. Especially in Oregon case when they lose a guy who's going to be a top ten pick in bowl bowl. That's a completely different team. And I'm not saying just use the ten game win streak stats. I'm saying us, maybe February March or whenever they made the lineup change. It's it's it's kind of funny to watch people be so stubborn about it. But that neither here nor there. We're hearing about go ahead. That's okay. It's okay. With me too. People wanna look at it that way because what that does is. Gives you an advantage. Right. If you see it as a different way of there's always going to be a difference of opinion in the market. And if some people want to work with Wisconsin, Oregon match up that way, I'm not as fine with me. I'm just gonna take the opposing view and believe I'm right and hopefully plays out that way. Yeah. I don't want. Everybody else thinking the same way. I am either. Right. So it's great point reads opportunity where it worked. What's what else looking at here? All right. I'll give you a couple more games. I'm I'm really. Interested as for the state inside the game Gonzaga power rates as my number one team full strength the Mason's best offense there now top twenty defense. You look at Brandon Clark six eight four thirty six points, eight rebounds, five blocks against Baylor. Both got really hockey Mira six eight killing until he's six six ten. A frontline with scores and si- athletes. The concern. I have at the ags or two yards nor bell, Josh Perkins. Those guys are Radic shooters. I think if Gonzaga goes down in this tournament, it's going to be because nor bell and Perkins or not hitting shots for the states. Pretty good defensive team tenth in the physics of defensive officiency. You got a six tenths center who can be dominant pose matchup problems in the paint. And even though I've said countless times winner in Hamilton. There's no coaching wizard. His team blows defend and I think this numbers will be a high just based on numbers play here. I made a five and a half point favorites. So leaned to taking seven and a half with the Seminoles, even though I have not made that bet yet because tough for me to get on the four stateside, sometimes I'm gonna also talking about Texas Tech, Michigan classic match up week coaches. This is the game. I'm most looking forward to in the Sweet Sixteen I think John B lines the best in the business. Michigan number two and justed defensive. Fishy. Texas Tech number one. Michigan's got a top twenty off at Chris beard. You know, as you could call this guy rising star. Now, he's star. He's just a he's one of the top five coaches in college hoops, I really believe that like I said it's got the number one defense team improved on the offense VIN in the second half of season Jericho over sophomore yards. Expi- those pretty much everything for this team on the offense Vince, eighteen point eight points. He's going to be an NBA lottery picks, you know, and you need guys like that. You're gonna Vance at this stage. The defense has been phenomenal bub. Buffalo's an explosive offense team red raiders buffalo the season low fifty eight points and that second round game. One concern. I have Michigan John Beal and has no bench. Where he can go really beyond the starting five. These guys go through some shooting swell. It's like a lot of teams do sometimes the few. Have you got three scoring options? Really good any bras day, stored pool and Charles Mathews. So here you have a Michigan team reach NCWA championship game. Last year lost Villanova and Texas Tech team. Got to the eight loss Villanova both coaches both teams I made this actually Texas Tech minus one I talked to John Murray at the west gate. You know, he said he considers pick them game. I'm gonna take Texas Tech plus two here because I don't think Michigan should be laying points. Actually, like, I said, I've got Texas Tech graded one point better. It's phenomenal matchup for game. I can't wait to see in the Sweet Sixteen. I'm gonna be on Texas Tech, plus two I said this on the show, and I wonder if for you does the three losses to Michigan state in the inability to close out a couple of those winds kind of impact your decision and assessment of Michigan because it does for me a little bit. Well little bit does. Yeah. Because like like, I they go through some offense droughts. Like did in those Michigan state losses? And I I really never thought it see John D line team. You know, we lose a lead in the second half of three games to the same opponent. And that's what happened in the all those Michigan state losses. So yeah, that's concerning this Michigan team showing some cracks and again like I said beeline lines got no bench. You know? No death some point that you know, wears a team down. I. Actually feel like we're Michigan has shown some sides. Maybe maybe fading a little bit late in the season. Texas Tech is showing signs getting stronger. And so that's gonna be my play in that game, Texas Tech. My favorite plan is LSU plus six I just think the athleticism, and we'll we'll just be so strong in Cana gate with Sparta's has had verse other opponents out the year. And I think LSU plays better like looser as the underdog. I don't like they protect in the lead. They were just terrible and the execution down the stretch there with Maryland. But I think they're going to be kind of like up and down and just a more fluid team. Yeah. It's it's type of game that I'm probably going to stay away from because I think the public is going to be all over Michigan state here. You're gonna hear a lot this week about a coaching mismatch. Right. Tom izzo. Tony Benford this. And it is it is it is in caches Winston probably going to be the best player on the floor junior point guard for the Spartans been the best player in the big ten the season. Michigan state is typical team for me to bet against twelve and one in the past thirteen with three wins over Michigan. A one point loss of Indiana is ran out of gas at the end of the loss to late lead. Michigan state is so solid in all categories. I I personally do not likely points really any games in this tournament. I did a couple of weeks a couple of times last week with a couple of favorites on Sunday, really like Texas Tech and Oregon, but this is where I just don't feel comfortable laying the six with the Spartans, and I don't really wanna. I bet against is either. So that's gonna be a stay away game for me. Who's the best team in the turnament? You think zag? I've got Gonzaga power rated number worrying last. Yeah. Yeah. I I do believe zags or the best team. But I'm concerned about those guards Novell and Perkins. And if they lose a game it's going to be because those guys don't shoot the ball. Well, look, Doug. I mean the favorite to win. This whole thing is Duke, and that's luckiest team to still be alive right now. There's no way do show won that game. It gets UCF on on Sunday. Basically coach K's got three NBA stars and pre refs, you know, to bail them out in that game against the UCF. And I don't think he's going to have a coaching edge against buzz Williams and this Virginia Tech game. But you know, you have to throw out the previous meeting between those teams because I Williamson did not play. I think you can make a pretty strong case for the hokies as dogs against Duke. But I'm not sure that's a play. I'm gonna make either you know. And I I can't say, you know, Kentucky has to be the best team in the field with without knowing status. PJ Washington team's top scorer and rebounder by far the best player totally different team. When PJ wa on the poor. And we don't know if we're going to see him again in this tournament. So I think Kentucky's gonna be in a fight, you know, for life or death type of fighting. It's Houston that game. If PJ doesn't play. And then you look at the bottom. I'll tell you one team wouldn't surprise me. If it's in the championship game. And not a lot of people are talking about North Carolina. Yeah. I know auburn's. Yeah. Auburn's dangerous team. They live and die by the three thirteen threes. You know, buried Kansas in that game. Jared Arthur Bryce Brown. I love the way in the open court, but that's also the type of game North Carolina can play and thrive in Kobe whites. Become a just an outstanding point guard mature avidly as a freshman. Then you Cameron Johnson. Luke maye Nassar a little in an open court type of game Carolina's has got more ways to score more. Apple. Elites and I think Carolina's gonna get job down. There wouldn't surprise me. If we see a rematch of Gonzaga North Carolina from the title game a couple of years ago. Yes, thing with Carolina is they have such a ceiling in the ceiling of the roof is Michael Jordan does. But like they can they didn't even play that great against washed like, yeah. In the second half they pulled away and huskies just miss shots. But they weren't that dominant in the first half, and this it was only eight, but like, you know, Koby white can get hot and dribbles. The ball is is sometimes. I suppose it looks like one of my swimmer friends tried to dribble a basketball because they can't do you walk into Gump sometimes. But then I feel like Auburn does have the athletes to match up, but you know, you just can't intimidate almonds gonna shoot like that again. I mean, auburn's team shooters. I think North Carolina's got just a little bit better athletes and their little bit better in that style a game. But you know, that's that's one of those games recoveri- enough. You know, but I I really feel like Carolina is a team that not many people are talking about, and you know, could planned championship game 'specially, you know, and that half of the bracket of Kentucky doesn't get PJ. Washington back Kentucky's not going to get out of that region. That's bottom line. So yeah, I hear what you're saying about North Carolina. I mean at times, you know, blown away by this team, but they can go through spurts and to blow team out in the five minutes fan. I thought Washington just as well as Washington plate in that first game against Utah state. I thought the they were really bad a lot of aspects against North Carolina almost as kinda made that game a little bit too easy for the tar heels. They were overload. Yeah. They were. Overwhelm late. I advocate tell their like that. We just don't have the horses here. Ofensive -ly. All right, man. Good stuff is always did really preach at time. I know you're super busy out there and in Las Vegas, but I know our listeners love hearing your breakdowns, and I do too as well. And we'll we'll catch you on the on the airwaves with the daily wager. Hey, you bet anytime. Thanks. I take care kicking is for losers. All right. Thanks to John Murray. Who's well on his way up and we have to redo that open for Murray. If he gets a new title there is no longer Mr. director. Oh, gosh. Grandfathered in Titians. That's when you so like if you if you worked with the Senator, and then he gets up becoming president. I think in private quarters. You can call him. Mr. Senator you call them. What you I knew a mess really is not publicly. I think that's I think that's the political sort of inner working speaks that you can do not not publicly. Right. If like, you knew a Senator, and then becomes governor? I think in call Mr. Senator in a professional setting. But in a close quarters that is something. I honestly don't know all have to get some of my Senator friends on the phone. Exactly. See? Well, I think there's something to that. That may be crazy crazy talk, which wouldn't be the first time here. But I believe that's how it works. I think we can always call them. Well, I knew him before Mr. director. Yeah. You call them those things before we start recording. I don't usually record the things you call them. You know? You know, so. Yeah. That's well, either way we're very happy for him. And. That's awesome. That say we fly out there. And we celebrate with him when it actually happens. Yeah. Out to dinner, you know, maybe a ribbon cutting to a new office or something I'm all into that will get him like a safely a lamp or something for a first desk bobblehead. He could use a bottle. Yeah. Totally. I do own some shirts. I need to send him some of the new t shirt speaking, which we have to come up with ways for our loyal listeners to get t-shirts. Yeah. We this is part of your specialty your brainchild. How do we how do we dish out because that's a big box? I have of teachers my desk that is a big box of t-shirts. We're gonna have to figure something out either with some polls or some ways to be able to do some stuff socially. I think that's going to be the best way to be able to figure it out. Okay. On your so. So if people aren't following you on Twitter, which is a huge mistake. Correct. How can they follow you Doug at Doug ESPN at Doug ESPN? So I think that's the platform that we're gonna use to be able to come up with some questions where we can then give out tee shirts that we have for the show, which I'm. Telling you guys you want one of these t shirts that's going to set you apart. Yes, we need to maybe say whoever's the best question for the next pot. Yeah. And then they'll get a t shirts. I Omar if you I know the guys in the back room on it. I've just never got around. Because this this this new schedule I have is very adulting. And it's it's preventing me from doing little things. You know, like, I skipped dentist appointment today. Wow. I'm going to call them my own. I need to pay that it was not a kid. Cancel in time. I went to bed at three. What do you do? Yeah. I mean, you have a five day week television show. I mean, you know, what he do. Being adult just be grungy asked. Yeah. Right. So we'll come up with that t shirts are in the mail. Just like the check Mr. Murray, Mr. director, thanks to Matt humans as well. For those plays. I know he's got a ton of work on his plate with all the stuff. He's doing for visa and on air and then also off air in the print format. So appreciate his coming on. And he's a TV star as well on daily wagers. So. Good luck to everyone out there with the March madness Sweet Sixteen this is when I get sad and all playoff formats start knowing the end is near but we have baseball go. Check out. Yesterday's baseball podcast BUSTER only John Murray did a great job. And that's all I got dot. What about you? That's all I have to everything that I had was already what you said. So I guess we'll just close it out. All right. Good luck to everyone in the next few days in the tournament. And we'll catch you back here next week.

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"Thank you for listening to this podcast. One sports net. Production available on apple podcasts and podcast. One. He is currently the head football coach of the university of Michigan wolverines. And a former player his dad and brother are also former players and coaches, but there's more to them than just football. It's time to talk about attacking life each day with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind. This is attack each day. The Harbaugh's podcast with Jim Harbaugh. Hello, everybody, and welcome to another edition of attack each day, the Harbaugh's podcast coming up in a little bit. We'll be joined by Jim Harbaugh and Matt Dudek and our guests of the week. New Michigan men's basketball, coach Juwan Howard, going to get things going right now here with Jack Harbaugh but before do that. Reminder subscribe to us on apple podcast. You can listen to the podcast one app or on podcast one dot com and please follow us, and contact us on Twitter at eighty podcast or using hashtag Jack talk Jack as we sit here inside sham Boeckler hall on a Monday morning. Very rarely do I come in here without a full complement of sleep. I've learned a lot of things over my life. And one of those is to sleep, a lot and be well rested because obviously, get you ready for the next day in day after it cetera et cetera. But every once in a while something comes along. That is late night football game with Michigan football. They played eight o'clock at night. You wanna stay awake. It's gonna keep you up till midnight and you're going to be into that game and you're excited about it. Well, the Michigan baseball team was able to do that for us over the weekend and a phenomenal performance on Friday. A pretty good performance on Saturday. But the defense, let him down a little bit, and then an emotional and exciting win last night in super-regional action. And Michigan baseball team for the first time since your son was in school is going to the college World Series. And I know you are a huge baseball guy as the Indian fan that you that you are and have been for a very long time watching that game last night, watching those college kids play the game and the excitement. When every little thing happens, then, of course, at the end I was just so much fun and are the Michigan faithful have really found this team really fun to to support and follow along as they're continuing on their path now to Omaha. Nebraska, things for me that stood out. Jackie and I watch the game. I think it was one o'clock in the morning before we finally turned in, but the one thing excited me with, with the fan support. I mean washing that game you would think that game was played with played here in Ann Arbor. I mean the fans were were engaged. In the fans were excited. And the goal blues were ringing out throughout the stadium and every pitch of striker of all the Michigan fans were were were truly involved in the game. And now that's this shows you in the Michigan people how they travel in the ones that were in the Los Angeles area, made sure that they took the weekend, the support the wolverines stood out. Number one. The other thing that stood out for me was the baseball college baseball. So more and more on TV right now. And we have a chance to compare college baseball with some of the professional baseball, tremendous baseball fan, professional baseball better, get the idea here. I mean that was exciting. I know it was missed for the World Series and all that, but the hustle and the play in their strategy, and hitting hitting the cutoff man, and, and Bunning runners from base to base, and setting up sacrifice flies and way they the defense, different things, they don't overload, the they play the play the game more traditionally. And I'm not one of those old fashioned guy. I'm just I want to be entertained by the hustle and the determination of those young people on both sides of the ball and we watched some other games watched a little bit of the Stanford game because we have been out there watching a little of the, the Florida state because they had beaten Georgia in their game. So throughout these play offs colleagues baseball to me has taken four or five. Notches up and say professional baseball better take notice because fans want to see that kind of play last flashback in one thousand nine hundred five course Jim was here. I think he was a sophomore, maybe going into his junior year when they made that, that great run. But for us in the seventies, our dear friends. We're Tom and Polly, mini, Tom was a sheriff of Washington county and Jackie got our kids involved in pop Warner football. Tom mimic was the football coach when they were in the fourth and fifth grade. And they were they were were dear friends of ours, and Jeff mimic was on that baseball team. And very very good. Baseball player with with the other greats that were on the team. And so we had a chance to follow that team from afar. And I just fact that is text, Tom and Polly, mimic, to tell them how much they talked about that last night on the broadcast and how much we're going to talk about that during the week. And I think it's so fat. Fantastic that we get the shine a light on that eighty four t because it was special the players on. It were special the way they played and, and the, the run in the, in the World Series is something that we should be reminded of I wonder if some of the listeners, especially maybe some of the non Michigan listeners to the podcast, realized that on that eighty four team, the first baseman, was how Morris the shortstop was berry Larkin. And the third base was Chris Sabo and just a few years later, they all play together won the World Series, Cincinnati, Reds, and the interesting thing about that, too Boesch him Boeckler had roots in a footprint in the Cincinnati area. Joe Haden was in dear dear friend of his, and he ran pretty much ran the amateur baseball program in the city of Cincinnati. I mean all the great players played on his team. He Bill think he built a facility form to play. And and those were those players where they came from and then to Michigan, and then back to the Cincinnati Reds, so that it self is a fantastic story. How bull is. In the center of that as well. Very cool stuff. I want a couple of things you hit on one, the small aspect of baseball. There is something fun. Still about the game. When you have the runner at first, we talked about it when in the regional round when they had a bunt, a suicide squeeze at scores two runs now, two hundred home run and a suicide squeezes scores to run still two runs on the board. But it's so exciting to watch the guy on second base has to take off on the pitch and has to be in the right spot to come around third and not even have a play at the plate having your cleanup, hitter bunt in general. It's not something you would ever see at the major league level, but Eric package, he doesn't care. He wants his guys to move runners over so they can score, especially knowing against a really good team thirteen draft picks on that UCLA team. The number one team in the country that you want to into score runs. And however you can manufacture them and there's something really fun about manufacturing watching team manufacturer runs against the team that doesn't give up a lot of runs the play of the game for me and it didn't affect the game any, but the strategy that I remember. There was a runner on second base and first base. And I think there was maybe less than maybe one out that those maybe no outs and there was a fly ball to center field and it went back to the wall. And he caught the ball both runners Tae moved up. And I think it was UCLA made the play yet we're late in the game. And then the last inning, we're base. It would score. Two runs at tie the game. And I watch a lot of baseball and I don't see many teams that would hustled. To put their team in position to win who tax from first and goes to second on a fly ball. Even if it's deep center field, and I was thinking the same thing, both teams Michigan and UCLA. They one of their philosophies about get the extra ninety and find a way to move up ninety and the hustle that those guys play with the emotion. They play with all these into that part of it, which you're talking about. And you also mentioned the fan support, and I feel bad for the UCLA kids in particular about this because I was listening to the post game press conferences, and Michigan at a football game. Jim goes into the press conference room and you're in the players go and you're very isolated away from fans. No one can hear you, unless you're in the press conference room. Same thing at Michigan basketball game you go to the crisis center media room. You're very isolated away. Well the Michigan fans were outside the stadium, maybe even inside the stadium cheering and celebrating and enjoying the victory and going to the World Series. And you can hear the UCLA coach and players and same thing with the Michigan guys. But they were happy about it. You can Hugh while they're entering post game press conference questions at the hardest law. Probably of their career for the players and they can hear the Michigan fans in the background because I could hear the microphones, right? So you know, they could hear it. And so your point of how much fan support the Michigan team head. And we know they're great sport in L, A, anyway. Because like when Michigan and the basketball team was out there. John beeline and his team. They took over the staple center same thing last night. It was so much fun to hear the crowd noise coming through a press conference because press conference now Eric and the players are pretty excited. But the UCLA guys obviously very Solomon quiet and just answering the questions trying to get through the part of the process, and you can hear the screaming and cheering in the background and on one hand, I'm like, that's awesome. But I did feel for these college because because they are college kids and you've been around in your whole career you've lost games. Everybody loses games. What if and you didn't? But what if to Kentucky team had gone to that championship game and lost right? And the locker in that you didn't have to walk into and talk to those young men for a lot of maybe the last game. They're gonna play or for a lot of them. That's the biggest game that they had played in to that. Point of their career, and that they had lost. You have to handle it in a certain way. I can only imagine how much worse it would be if you hear the crowd for the other team cheering while you're doing all those things and you try to calm your team down from that disappointment. That's all part of athletics. That's what makes athletics so special in a short period of time. You see you see the motions of, of winning and the excitement of winning but in the other locker room, there's a team that didn't win in both of those emotions as a coach what you need to do is directed in a positive way. This is a disappointment. But today, but how can we build on that you players coming back soak? It all in sit in the lock sit in the dugout and watch the celebration because you want to ingrain that into your mind were next year. We're, we're building today. We're putting our team together for next year. Learn from it grow from it, use it put yourself in position to win next year. And if you're that team this is a great emotion, but. Twenty four hour from now. We've got to put that all behind us all that excitement, all those things we might we might share twenty four years from now but in twenty four hours. We got to put that all behind us and prepare for the next step, or we'll be suffering the same emotion that, that team in the other duck dugouts suffers a week or ten days from now. So it's all a part of the learning process of boche Becker had a great line. It was the year that Michigan played Ohio State Thom Darden came over the top of an Ohio State receiver intercepted a ball. Woody Hayes thought it was interference went nuts with the down markers. Ripped down markers apart through them out on a field took two fifteen yard penalties to thirty RS of penalties after that penalty was was not assessed and Michigan won the football game in Bo said that some of a. He's already preparing his team for next year. He's going to build on that at play and that experienced through winter conditioning program, the and through the spring practice and through their summer drills, and they come back in a fall, he's gonna play that play and show that emotion to prepare his team for the next game. And that's what I think coaching is all about now onto Omaha for the Michigan baseball team. And it's pretty darn exciting to watch them. Keep playing they have maybe the best trio of starting pitchers, and if they if they can withstand all the uses of the bullpen, and this that and the other it's gonna take place while they go to Omaha. They can make a little bit more noise considering you were they were the third last team to get in as an at large bid, then they went to the venue of the defending national champs. Now Oregon state didn't have to play 'em but they went to the venue of the defending national champs. Then they went to the venue with the number one team in the country and they won their three out of four games. In fact, 'cause they played them once earlier in the year as well. And one that one now onto the college World Series special time for this team. But as you said, they'll. It my guess is until they land back at in Arbor Nicos shorter time the players they'll enjoy it too. They land back in Arbor, go back to sleep one more time to get a little more arrests. And then when they wake up, it's all going to be about Texas Tech their next opponent in the World Series, as they go to that next step. But to just say, Michigan is in the World Series is a really, really fun thing. Great way to spend a little bit of time in June as a Michigan fan watching this team continue to great kudos to to coach Bacchus in having been in a situation where you know you do disappointment. You didn't win the conference regular season conference disappointment, and, and then to put your team together and put a game plan together to go into Corvallis Oregon state in this seed and win that game and then stay on the west coast and moved down the coast to play the number one, the number one team. I mean he had he had to have a good handle on on his ball club and were they were, and how he could put them in position to. Have that great victory. You talk about preparing for that next season or that next game. They lose to Creighton in the semifinal could have been the championship game. But they end up losing. So at forces at another game but they lost it in the ninth inning. Blue with three or four run lead and give a lot of runs and lost the game you can lose your team at that point. Right. And they come back the next day, they're flat, you lose and you go home. They didn't they came turn around, and they blew out Creighton. And they took care of business. You could say the same thing about the Saturday night game. They had Aaron the ninth inning that gave up the leading run that they tied it up. But then another error later in the twelfth inning that led to the game winning run. They had the tying run on base. Can't score it again. You can lose your team because at emotion can bring you down. But instead, he finds a way she said, coach is not a push the right buttons on their team. And he was able to get them to rally back and play back again the next game and win, and it's fun team. Fun, fun time still ahead for the team as the Michigan baseball team is off to Omaha. Nebraska, a couple of things before we get to recap of your celebration of football event that you had in Jackson. I'm curious about this because you've been in this business. For something else, a long time to do you know anything about the inflation rates of two fairies. I do I fact Jack lost a tooth last week. And, and he's telling me that he got five bucks. Five bucks out. Chris, I'm Knockin raised ten. I'd have been knock in my teeth out at six years old, to get to get the five bucks. I mean what is happen? Flation of is there more going on somewhere that I'm not aware of, I think what I figured out, and I think, little Jack and migrates are in the same position where their grandparents. So you and Jackie and my parents, they're tight with the fairy. Maybe there's an end little schmoozing with the failure to help grease the wheels a little bit. I race I tooth out ten now what I told grace before she went to bed, I was very clear. I said, this is your first tooth, you will not always get the same amount for each tooth you lose, but it's your first one, so it's a monumental moment. But don't expect to always be the same amount for that level. Because her to her to fairy the tooth fairy has a really close connection to my parents. Nineteen probably forty six I might have lost my first tooth order. Yeah, I got. And my dad was quarter we're going to spoil it. What do you be a coordinate even talk about the tooth fairy? They were talking about that coming right out of their pocket which we have come to find out the truth. But we've come inflation has really hit into the tooth business. Yeah, I well, nineteen Eighty-one for me fifty cents, maybe maybe a dollar. Ooh. But so you're saying from a quarter in forty years thirty five forty years from a quarter to fifty cents or dollar. But then in the last thirty years, we've gone up, like ten to five dollars or ten dollars so inflation rate for the two areas hit hardcore over the my dad's in make five dollars a day, working on a railroad. And we were now we're passing that off teeth. It's hard work till visit to the parents here on tacky. Stay the Harbaugh's podcast. One of the no on a somber note, I wanted to pass this along someone that I know is very important as building someone that, you know, Phil Bromley, or video guy video coordinators mom pass over the weekend. And he's so he's down there. But I just want to give a shout out to fill mister Bromley. He has also be my next door neighbor. Michigan, man, Michigan fan, family, terrific family. And if had a little too much heartache in the last five or so weeks, but I wanted to pass from the podcast from you, and from, Jim and from, from the podcast family from your family from my family. I wanted to put it all out there on public record that we pass along our sympathies to fill, because you can tell the listeners, and it'll be described in great detail in John beacons upcoming book that comes out this fall. How important division team is. And we've discussed how different it is. But how important the video team is? And what his crew does cutting things up and how quickly they turned around shooting practice and showing replays, it practice and everything else. They do is a vital member of this organization, those kids at night after practice or after games they go home nine thirty ten o'clock, they pull out their ipads, and watch the practice or watch the games, and it's fill in his staff or putting together. So they have that convenience and able to replay the game. So I know it's always a rough transition and talk about a somber moment to get it to something that was a little more fun. But we're gonna do that here and attack each day, the Harbaugh's podcast, I know over the weekend outside of one picture that I saw that bothered me a little bit. It looked like he had a great time at the celebration of football, Alex event out in Jackson. The picture that bothered me was that Nico Collins and your son, both signed in Ohio State, T shirt. So that bothered me a little bit that someone would do, but that's typical high of state move. So I'm not surprised me make a point about that. Because Jackie and I hosted that celebration that half our program before the camp started in the one thing we tried to make a point of his celebration of football. It wasn't about Michigan Michigan state. It wasn't about Michigan Ohio state. It wasn't about central. I mean it was it was a celebration. Ration- of football. And I think the thing it sums it up. Most I got a text message yesterday from our Glick, and L was the leader. He had the vision for the the camp two years ago. They had over three hundred youngsters involved in the camp yesterday. He had the vision for the celebration of football were parents and grandparents, and fans of football came and had a chance to listen to some, some dynamic speakers talk about what football has meant in their lives. And, and now yesterday sent me this, this letter that he got from a fifth grade school teacher in the Jackson school system. And here's what part of the letter said the kids who participated in the camp may have been there to learn about football, but they took away so much more. I can guarantee that the children who were part of the Al Glick football camp will never. Forget their experience and I think that sums it all up and puts it all together in and night. Nice tight package L what he's doing for the community of Jackson using football as the focus, and bringing bringing people and youngsters together is making a difference. Hopefully in Jackson in the surrounding area. I talk about this a lot with people when we talk about intercollegiate athletics, and Michigan football would be, obviously, our example, here inside this building where there are a lot of things that happen in life and a lot of times, you're bad circumstances. Or maybe you aren't in the best neighborhood, you don't go to the best schools, or whatever might be. But you can use sports to get into college that maybe you're the first person your family to go to college. Maybe you wouldn't have the motivation to keep your grades up in high school if you didn't have that carrot dangling at the end saying, I can go to college and play football and get an education, and be the first in my family that kind of a story, and there's something special about the. A usage of sports to teach life lessons, and it doesn't have initially be football but we use football. Here's an example, and football does go to the extreme of we talk about the mental and physical toughness of the game. And I love hearing the lead of the part of the letter that you wrote and some of the recaps that I heard and read from the event out in Jackson and I'm sure that Jackie had them on the seat of their edge of their seats that she was speaking to the to the families in particular, because you said, talking to moms, a lot of moms don't hear the message. And maybe there are single moms that are out there that had an opportunity to go, and they didn't have that Catera balance of some of their own opinions about the game. Or maybe they needed something else to help give some motivation to their kid to find the right path, and that kind of thing. So I'm assuming jacket. Jackie had them on the shoe did a great job talked about team and four things courage confidence cause and competition. And then she went on to quickly mention there's another see that concussion. Dr Chris Hutchinson addressed for for, for five or ten minutes about he being an ER doctor seeing concussions two or three a day, having been exposed concussions himself as a player understands it all, but he understands the research that's been done. The understands how has been changed how rules have been been changed and, and form to protect against concussions. Never eliminate them. But we have moved so far in making the game so much safer than than we have before. So now he talked about that. John Jansen spoke about his fifteen years in the NFL. And if you had a chance to do it all over again. He recommend that every mother and grandmother and father in the room, you know, talk about the opportunity with their children about how they supported their decision to play. Don't make them play. But if they have a desired experience football don't be the one to hold them back, be the one to reach out and. Support that decision. She that's John Jansen one time total aside. Let's take the right hand turns on this podcast is we've been as we've been told at that John Jansen one time about his time when you're planning to Washington, and he had to brother goes to broken thumbs and a taped up both hands. They had them all tight. They couldn't move me was totally immobile that thumbs are out the hands. Whatever yet he didn't miss a start. And he didn't miss a game, the love of the game that he has. And how he went out there with his hands like that. And that's a lineman that we know you're not supposed to hold. But you can't lock in on the inside of the jersey, they do let you lock in. And that's pretty hard to do with broken thumbs and he's out there with broken thumb, broken hands. All immobilize and yet, never missed the play never miss the start for Washington and was a really good player for that for a long time to point to go with that. And we've talked and Chris Hutchinson talked about this. When a decision is made like that to play every player wants to play. There's no player coaches you wanna play. But there is a doctor and there's a trainer. That evaluates the thumbs evaluates the position that his hands are going to be in and the risk of further damage to those thumbs or to those hands, or to him physically, because he can't hold off somebody another another injury could could take place. And the doctor is involved in that decision. The trainer is involved in that decision to coach is involved in that decision. So when he's put out there to play it wasn't just John John saying, I'm gonna show you the NAMA man, and I'm going to go out there and play. There are people above his great pay and above the coaches great pay that are saying that that's not safe and he will not play. And, and we've reached that point in our in our development in handling injuries. Not just concussions, but all injuries you probably appreciate that as a coach where you can it's out of my hands. I don't want it. I want the decision when I just want the dot gimme air, nay. It's a, it's a name, we're not going to discuss it. I'm not going to sit there and argue with. With you. He doesn't play and the player going to. No, you're not playing and that's your adamant about it. And, and the coaches, I've been around and certainly here at the university of Michigan final say, is a doctor or somebody. That is, is an independent decision maker in that process at later on in the spring juicy hockey. Don't do the same same thing with your with your brother. Is that how that works McKinsey? It's a lot about, you know, at the end of the day, there's a lot more consideration these days about the future, the after that the thinking goes way beyond just that current game or the current season. It's, you know, when you're forty five and retired. Folks want you to be remembering correctly. They want you to be functioning to the best of the abilities versus you know, we learn now more so than ever about the aftermath in the effects of concussions on people as they grow older. Which is now really at the forefront of people's thinking. So a lot of stuff is even more precautionary. And a lot of the recovery is even a little bit longer. They'll have you sit out and do a little bit extra treatment, or a little bit more arrest just to protect you for the future and for years to come. You know, when you're a dad grandpa, etc. So that you're know functioning to the best of your abilities for the rest of your life, not just for the Stanley Cup finals, but apparently the in the finals, so kid have your wires Chuck Schumer broke joy got there and play anyway. 'cause that's a minimal injury in the grand scheme of things. It's not minimal because you're drinking through a straw but you, it's not a head injury. It's not I know Marshall refuse to tell the story about he had too many essentially too many surgeries. And he's like I need to have the replacements the hips, or whatever because I would go to pick up my grandkids and you can't do that, if your body parts of breaking down on you like that. So hockey players. You have a little extra set of toughness. I feel they get twenty stitches in their head. They're back out to shifts later. They're extra toughness, extra crazy. Either way. It's it does it is a lot of fun for. Yeah. So I want to get back to the we wrap up the conversation about the celebration of football here in Pakistan Harbaugh's podcast after the, the talk was over and we've talked to the past, and obviously just now about who some of the speakers were, and what Jackie was talking about the kids go out and play. And there were a lot of kids out there playing from what it sounds like it had to give you that warm feeling inside of watching these kids run around just enjoying the game that you love. And the thing that excited excited me as much as anything to watch our players, the university of Michigan football players we had about fifty to eighteen of our players over there. It's all voluntary. You know, you're not you're not told to go. I mean, they have to drive over and they come over about an hour early and for four hours for the camp driving back I'm in, it's pretty much an entire days used up on that. But to watch them engaging with those players. I mean, those little kids and, and the older kid from fourth grade until the, the ninth grade. So these youngsters hadn't had a lot of. Football but they're talking to him and wrapping her arms around him. And, and these youngsters look at in with their eyes wide open looking at the players that they've seen on television in wash play the game. Engage with them now you go to some camps. I've been to camps where these guys come and they spend more time talking to themselves and more time fraternizing with the fans. And with the fan base, not our guys. I mean what it came. They were coaches and, and that just told me that they are paying forward. They wanted somebody had made a difference in their lives. And they on that day one to make a difference in a young man's life reference back to the letter. And the observation that at fifth grade school teacher, had the influence that our young people had on on those children. Guys have done it internationally. Right. They did the clinic down in South Africa where they were doing the rugby stuff and some other things and over in France, they had a thing and the year before in Roma's. Well chance to not just around these parts but internationally. Spread the love, and we've seen pictures and videos of those guys. It shows you the genuine character of the players that are on the team as well which is really fun to see. I love seeing the, the real UCF because you're in the building. And you get to talk to the guys and they'll joke around and you'll see the smiles. But, you know, most fans you see them on game day how much are on their serious because their in game day mode? It's fun to see the true personalities those kids China through which put football players really, especially really fun football players around kids that wanna play football, and you will get the utmost of their what they really are. Their personalities question. Coming up next. We're gonna meet the other j h head coach on campus. 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One work pack up all closed stuff to come to an operative won't permanently making the big move window the window, the vans pull up. So moon is not fun. So I know I'm sure a lot of us can agree to that eighteen years. And then as a coach you've made a few of those moves haven't you? Yeah, I should used to it are still going. Now you never get used to Jackie and I moved eighteen times in our coaching career. So you go through and do a little little spring cleaning. Or do you just pack up everything in the box, and send it all to the next step? How do you how do you do it? Well, I am each suite of so type a personality. So I try to stay organized. So I do I'll take stuff that I feel that only using, but I'll also try to like label boxes and make sure that things I leave behind. I know what they are just in case if I do decide to leave him and I said, I call all like you know what? I need that bucks I left in Miami has a pair of shoes that label to kind of shoes are inside of law. So y could so knowing that I'm walking. Is that way? But it works for me. You're blessed. How you guys doing? Are you doing your thing? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. We haven't good day where you've been on a row doing camps, pretty much every day. We're having unofficial. Visitors in town. We had a seven on seven camp. Yesterday today we have another skills camp and had us. Really good skills camp in Ann Arbor on Saturday, and also had one in Jackson that out click put on so good week lot, a lot of visitors. A lot of parents lot of other youngsters are coming to look at the school and doing a lot of evaluating in the camp. So when a lot of levels here great, great to hear Gaza, cranking away, cranking away. And it's, it's been really, really awesome, too, because our priscilla's are not done at major reconstruction of the football building, now to be able to give those keep those tours and go through the different sections, training room weight room. Field offices. It's going, well, it's going. Well, I think people are very impressed. I can't wait to come by there and take a look at the new facility. I've seen some of photos, online also sees videos of guys. Get some walk through Saab and watch it from afar. But looking forward to seeing it up close, I'm sure it's pretty impressive. Evie Atta an official or unofficial visitor to campus yet. No, we have unofficial visits are plant coming up, sir, as far as a Fisher visits. I've been on the fall. Recruiting have one, one player, those committed to come in a fall, which I'm very excited about actually vita him to come to football. Getting someone. I wanted to get that true, Michigan experience of what you know. What it's like to be on campus while the students of their while football games happening that weekend also went up players back, you know, playing basketball cheating. So you know, he's looking forward to it. Can't wait to campus. I think just be really special when does when does your contact, period began and what's. Jud is June. Or is it July that your loud to go out and watch the you can watch players play in the summer leagues? Correct. Yes. Thursday will be the first day that I will be able to go out and, and watch players play it in one of the first places that replaced on visiting as Charlottesville, Virginia. They hold in their Campo MVP a National Basketball players association top one hundred camp. So, so me and my staff that will be the first time that we'll be out there. Recruiting watching some guys during that time. We've we've seen this, this Jack Harbaugh. We've seen this little firsthand over the years with Tom Crean, married, our daughter, Joanie, and July is perhaps, I mean day by day and traveling all around the country as busy a month as you have in the year, isn't it? Yes. That's true. That's gonna be a very busy time for us. Mustaffa be out. You know, one there's a camping excuse me tournament in LA Dita's gauntlet tournament. So we'll be out there and I watch that. And then there's the piece jam I keep these holding this big event, they put on so many years and a lot of talented ball players go out there and competing that, so that would be the peace jam and the Thames located Magusta. Georgia's lyndon. I not forget to say that, and there's another event held Atlanta, which you've got pretty lucky with that one even though it's only like two and a half or three hours drive away, but it's good is another term in Atlanta on August hostal. And after that, there's another this happening in the from I'm sticking up. Leave us in Georgia area. This one is or like teams that are not competing in those, those shoe company. Circuits. When they get a chance to display like little rat round Robin tournament. So so be a pretty busy time. They, they say right now that they'll be circuit camps and various colleges as a new thing that the instinct of lanes hosting. So that's another thing that we're going to be making wait till it's so company, very busy. I'm sure I'm above Patil your son in law. Thomas. I'm sure to tell Tom, we said this about a quick story when the job here, you know, John beeline decided to go with the cavalier first phone call. I got that late that Monday was foam. Tom crane. And Tom creed said, I gotta tell you. I just got a call from twain, wait. No. He coached Dwayne at Marquette, and they're just tremendous friends, and he said that Dwayne Wade bait. Scher let you know that guy for this job is John Howard. He said, I make sure I pass that along to you from Duane and pass it along to gym. So you tremendous friend there with the heat and Wayne wait. I just gave him a body chills, right? There is very nice and flattering forward wanting to speak on not be having the put his name out there to throw my name hat. No respect level that I have for him the relationship that we built over the years. And so special you the chance to be in the locker room with him for three years as a teammate and out of those three years, we want to NBA championships together. And we lost one we've been through some blood sweat, queues at this hard time valid on the court, but we also has great times where we, we were able to feel taste, champagne by holding up that trophy, you, then come back in. Decided like after McLean days, I was going to work with the Miami coaching staff, and y nine working together being on the coaching staff. And you know you seeing in the hard work in multiple. In an effort put in to try to prepare myself for daylight dis. And I'm like I said earlier just flattering for someone. We think are not watching when they are watching you. That's, that's beautiful such one. I one of the first things when coach got the job. The football side of things here, you got to build that staff and put the collection of guys around you to find the best most talented, guys take us through the process of deciding to retain Saudi Washington's bring Phil Martell, Ian, and to bring in Howard is like, well, you know, I wanted to make sure that, you know, I had the right guys in place to be there to help serve players. And you know, I took my time on taking my staff. I wanted to take the right guy. So like you learn from work with. Being trenches with this band treacherous with me. But also have experienced in the collegiate level in coaching in recruiting and more than last. But not least how the respect level as a person that human being. So this death. You know, I it's a special staff. I believe if these guys are grinders. They're hard workers. A start. I start off with the side. You know, a lot of people are very familiar with Saudis by at work with our into spiracy sat out of last SaaS years at university of Michigan. People in Detroit area know-how. He's a solid guy with big hot hot workers and smart. Saudi also a great shooter, Scottie, has proven that over the time for Oaten produce bring gas great talented to school. Scottie has also been a guy who's been star on coach be lie. Staff Rian think he got a chance to show that last year when they went to the same for that for the European tour. So I think Scott Assadi we would definitely. Complement, our staff, the last one other guy also is off Phil Martelli failed as awesome. I mean he's a star to Amine, but all the experience hands throughout the units of college basketball twenty four years as a head coach Saint Joe's ten years as assistant, coach Sissoko ch- for Saint Joe's aunt, Dan. His proven track. Record has winner now only as all the floor, but he's also been winter in just a lot of players east. Coached allies players have always spoken to have sit out. He's a great guy earns. A father figure guy who they, you know, trust and believing it. So I wanted to have experienced on my answer. Former coach and I think I will learn a lot from a guy like Phil Phil's, also very humble man as well. Talk to feel you know, he would tell you that, like, like you have a conversation with him like, you know, he's never coached before as just the type of personality has in humbleness as but, you know, that guiding a special person special mandate, excellent coach and last, but not least Howard is Lee another another guy from Troy, what the south western Howard is played professionally in MBA over twelve years. Also, he has coached in April six years, Howard is, you know, another guy who was a quality person hard worker, innovative mine, smart ammo important. He's a good person. And so I'm looking forward to working guys. And like I said earlier. Learning from all of coach. Phil Martelli is kinda like your Dom Brown. Thick Philly accent. Don's got the thick New England accent. We've got to bring these two guys together and have a conversation because it's going to happen. I think might have happened yesterday. Bill Martelli was in the building. I heard that he was here. And I was I was running from the camp on the field up to, to, to a sit down conversation with a with a family that I didn't get a chance to, to meet him but wasn't here, Matt. I heard the same thing. I was running. I was running different circle, but I heard the same thing, but didn't see him. Well sounds like great staffed, you want -gratulations. I know how good that feels and it's going to feel even better when Thursday comes around and you're all altogether and your elbow to elbow. And you're you walk into those tournaments and talking baton ideas, around and talking talking basketball and talking talking life. And talking about the kind of players, you want to bring the Michigan. It's it goes from it goes from good to great. I mean when you're hired yourself, but then you put that staff together. Now, all those offices are filled and now you're meeting, and you're, you're scrimmaging. In talk in the that's when it, it, it feels as good as it can feel in my opinion. Well, you know, better than me or not. I trust you on that in just to hear your you talk about their staff or no. I never forget like on Wednesday when you were talking about Jason in that, right? That is brought cheers of I five are sent in all the good things you saying about the staff and how vibrant are you in the players? So I can't wait on Thursday the day. I work with those guys. It's, it's biblical to me. It goes goes back to the bible, I will die leaning on my staff. I don't know if it was Abraham who said that. I think it was Abraham we said, I want, I leave it on my. She could have been Moses, but about us a staff a staff, like a coaching staff or staff. I think he was talking about the staff to walk into say the staff. I like I brought that analogy from the bible, and from Abraham to, to college football, create you guys both probably agree that maybe the most important hire, you might make as a coach is your strengthening dishing coach, and you retain John Sanderson who is regarded as maybe the best in all basketball. How important was it to keep him around as a part of this program for us know the guys, they know John John body of work improving had a chance to personally lash overnight into campus and? A. Seeing. Belongs basketball camp and stopped in got sesame Janis finding me about some of the things that he does with the players of mistrust pollution. Stand point guard says look at it from scored size. I, I was impressed overall with it. I thought Michigan players was so far ahead of a lot of the programs are out there John's Vish Marcotte in, you also is a former basketball player, so that was a huge plus for me, too, because every player, you know, bodies types is so different and in that means that, you know, the program has catered to them, declare or the hell with there's you'll development with their speed agility. They're conditioning. John is just the rockstar at area saw itself, that he would be so with our players for the future of the program, did not want to change that up at all whatsoever. So I was fortunate the John agreed to the to the became it. And now you know, eastern killing it. You know, with the players have working amount of training. Keep ready for this. In June of practice was scheduled to believe Thaddeus, Ed, you on its Jim off the wall thing here, think I know the answer this, but now Charles Mathews couldn't come back to Michigan. Could he saw? We got the cut the AC L injury. Once they once they declare professionally, or are they are they locked into that. Yes, he saws missed the deadline day, which was like, may twenty nine or twenty believes may twenty nine and now he's totally locked in with the NBA. I feel bad for him and tough situation and just never can predict when something like that happens agency, inhabiting, anyone Charles been Michigan Mets. Am traders goes down for Charles cold. No psalms blowing up, but I'm patina keep leaving messages, because, you know, I was to get healthy and he's a Chicago kit to go sell spot full. He's on my hometown. Sure. We'll, please pass along our thoughts and prayers support. Yes, I show will let them know that they're, they're up year. So from approving a new rule, which is if you don't get drafted. You can't come back to school, but it's not yet in place, if it wasn't place. He could have said, don't draft me, essentially, and then he actually could have had the opportunity to come back, but the rules not quite in place yet. Another question I had for you. We've talked a lot about the city's here at Boeckler hall for you. I know you've been back and you, you a few times since of how different is the tour of the basketball facilities the one that you received versus the one that you are going to now give well, like subunits awful facility while, you know, I wish I had that when I was a player at Michigan. The program did excellent job in choosing every amenity that's available to the players to big basketball floors that are inside the building, or you can practice on weight room is phenomenal locker rooms. So plush in in a five star like guys can relate to sit down and enjoying relaxed is their home that sanctuary and I'm truly impressed with whoever did design with architect and had the idea of all the minis that they placed inside the, the price faciliate. I mean they. Hey, in a from me for sure. Then quite centers like a major amazing innovation job. Well, that is awesome. You know, I think when we come in and see what university has to offer from Ashwell pointing, of course football too. I think you know, we got to be ranked at this one of the best university with all the all the stuff that player, can I ask flowing need with their development, moving fall a question, John, this Jack Harbaugh and what I know about basketball really couldn't blow up a small balloon. But I see where they changed the rule now where the, the three point line, they moved it back to two international of range or type thing what's your feeling about that. We're not like your you know it's, it's good. I think it's the next stage up to if panic goddess flip that nj level line, m j three point line, as far as I've been international up report lie. So I think it's a nice thing to do. Look forward to try. Out. You know, I think we really good shooters team. I'm sure they, they all know chomping at the bits or will it change the game much where the games played. Do you think it's going pretty much give it more space? You look at the inside the three point line when you have a guy who's a post up player who's uniquely. I was skilled sacred via the play with his bag to the basket use a little bit more space to operate, whether paint doesn't seem so clog up. We have guys sitting out there, three point line loughry points shoes, and can shoot the ball. You know, nowadays, a lot of people 'specially in the NBA level. Are you seem like fours and fives to, to Ford threes, gang or some of them came really shoot three but they they taking it. But, you know, for us in how we gonna play, you know, for next season, I could see that three point line being very useful in that more pointing out the players wanted, joy spend some time behind it. They line because we. Pricing, a lot, you know, in developing our guys into becoming better shooters will be officially time here in the podcast. We're really looking forward to seeing the beginning of the Juwan Howard era of Michigan basketball, just south cool, to say it, bringing bringing Juwan Howard back to Ann Arbor to coach, the basketball team. And I know we're really excited about it. I'm sure you are as well. And if there's anything here in the football program, where we could assist and be a part of recruiting or whatever, whatever assistance, we can bring you in your program. Please let us know. Oh, sure will definitely gonna take you up on that offer. Any, you know, likewise, guys, same here for me to of all information inmates every sport, everything that's involved in at school. You don't sweep passionate alone. You know, I'm gonna super supportive for anyone out there is a Michigan like you guys on. Thank you for the invite over the years. I appreciate it. Jim for you allow me to come in watch practice, speak to the guys. Now that mitt the lights. Me. I joy that at moment you can trust. I'll be back there again. Coming up next Jack talk here on each day. The Harbaugh's podcast, this is Jack talk. I wanna listen, I want to be better. I want to be the best. I can be welcome to our team. Jack talk as you get older. You get to be seventy eight years old. Here's what I find hair grows in places that it hadn't been before. Welcome to hashtag, Jack talk it is. Now time for everybody's favorite segment the week here on a tacky. Stay the Harbaugh's podcast, check talk. And Jack, I know you've been traveling around we talked about your event in Jackson but prior to that, you actually earlier the previous week, you were up in Flint, speaking to the U of M club of Flint and under the golf out during the day. And then the, the dinner that night, I have a lot of friends and acquaintances that are in that club. I've played in that event in a couple of times a couple times in the past and been up to Flint and spoke to that group as well. Great group up there. And it sounds like you had a great time. I know you've got great rave reviews. But what about your perspective on the event, it was fantastic group for us we go back and we get a chance to, to reconnect to the seventies, and the principal at south western high school was there, talking about Rick Leach and all the different players Jeanne? Johnson all the players that came through Flint, not just the Leoni. His brothers came out of powers high school. So we had a chance to reconnect. But at the end of the talk that I made a question was asked and the question was when did you know your boys would be Super Bowl level coaches, and I can't tell you everybody says the questions asked often and probably not ask as often as we try to make it sound it was asked. But when we were doing the Super Bowl thing with John and Jim and the super, well, that was asked a lot and the answer that we had at that time. Jackie and I an answering that similar question was, we always responded that raising our kids was a daily process with no expectations and no guarantees. And that's the way I answered it, because that was a standard way that we'd been answered it was like a softball gone up. The button was hit bang. Here we go. Let's an answer it. And then about two days later, I received a flyer from. Bowling green state university, you know, being home night for their they send us these flyers and it included a catchphrase in here was the phrase belong, stand out go far, and it just resonated with me as this is the answer that we should have been using as it related to raising our children and coaching football teams forty six years, and the reason I say that is the word belong start with that each new experience in life begins with a question. And the question is do I belong? It's not just athletics. Anything you experiencing life. Do I belong is this stage too big for me? Do I possess the skills and the talent to succeed? Am I motivated to put in work to prove that I belong step number one step number two is stand out once I approved to myself and those around me that I belong? Long, then I learn as much as possible about what I can do to allow me to stand out with that group to stand out. It's a it's a giant step. I will listen and create ways to separate myself from those with whom I can compete. I am not satisfied with just being here. And then the last step to force go far how far as far as I can possibly go. There is no limit or restriction on how far I can go and how much I can accomplish. I must not allow myself to be restricted by poor choices laziness, disobedience or stubbornness. This is the progression that gives each of us the chance of achieving our maximum success. And as parents and coaches, and difference makers in the lives of those with whom we are around. That's the progression. That we need to invest our young people in now, why do I say that you got parents and coaches in the sixth grade. They see a guy play a pop Warner football game or they see a guy play a basketball game in the sixth grade. He scores fifteen points in a basketball game couple three four five touchdowns in pop Warner game and all at once they're thinking about a college scholarship before he ever puts on a uniform junior, high uniform or high school uniform, they're thinking about which school, how many offers you're going to be a three store five star six star whatever stars you have. They're thinking about that rather than the day to day process after which he's demonstrated that he has a love and passionate he belongs now is he going to progress to the point where he's going to earn a college scholarship. It's not going to be given to him. Now. We have parents, then I'm not parents get the Cali scholarship. Whether it's to bowling green state university university of Michigan or wherever now they're thinking about, oh, my goodness. Going to be a first round Troy choice. Well, he'd be a six round choice. What round is he going to go in and how much will that spot in the draft the of merit to him? He hasn't played a down of football. He has not stepped onto college football team with his teammates. He has not played a game against any other team yet are thought is the draft and we lose sight of freshman year sophomore year junior seat, whatever whatever your and making a daily making daily progress to get into that. Once it gets to the NFL, whether he's a number one choice or the last choice in the draft. They're thinking about hall of fame, the second contract that he's going to sign before he's ever walked onto a professional field. Hope you get my point take it day by day. Do I belong, can I get better? Will I go far? How far will I go? It's all based on, on his development, and, and, and the circumstances that surround injuries and those other things something about the path not. To the end you have to get there. If you're on a cross country trip 'cause you're going to California, you're looking forward to seeing Hollywood for the first time and you're leaving and Arbor, Michigan. Are you not going to enjoy the drive by Chicago or that drive through Kansas City and pick up some barbecue, or whatever it might be? But those steps along the way you're not it's not just about being in LA a day and a half later. It's the path to get there. You have to enjoy how you get there. You have to progress, you have to work. That's involved. There's no question that you a lot of conversations with people that, oh my kids twelve years old, and they're, they're the Michigan camp for insert name of sport here. And man, I hope they get noticed for a scholarship like they're twelve and I had this conversation with a buddy of mine last night, because he dropped off his daughter for camp for swimming here at Michigan, and she's twelve now he's the opposite of that. He would love for her to find a way to get a scholarship to get into to go to the local high schools that has great swimming. But he's just looking at keep getting better day by day year by year. Here. And maybe it could turn into for her a highschool scholarship because there's some really good swimming programs in their area in high school, and he can't actually afford the private schools, and so but he's looking it's a short term goal of getting the highschool scholarship. I think is a close enough goal because that means you have to work every single day and show off every single or show out every single day locally to get that it's not jumping eight years ahead. It's just a one two year plan. So it's a long logic. You're talking about don't get too far ahead of yourself. Is that don't get ahead of your skis? Isn't that the one of the sayings 'cause you'll topple over what they find a Bill Parcells I think I, I heard say this, but I've heard so many coaches football, basketball, hockey, whatever that have won a national championship. And we were fortunate if one AA it's not don't sell it short Jack you wanna national champion we did. But it wasn't. But that level I can honestly say that the day you win the national championship the excitement that you feel is not near the excitement. You look back and relive the prog. Press the process in which you got to that point. And some of those are losses that you lost you sat in a lock room. You said oh my God. How could this be happening to me? But that's all part of the resume that you put together. And then when you reach that final go the feeling of here. I am it's wonderful to have the trophy and hold it in your hands, but not near as rewarding as the process, and the and that you took in order to be in that position. 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"The. Cried passionate and pageantry of college football lives here. This is the Paul finebaum show. Best of podcast. We welcome you to a Wednesday the day before the basketball term begins in the big story at least around here. Whether PJ Washington will play or not for the university of Kentucky John Calipari meeting. The media today he was been he has been in a walking. Boop. Will he play or not we're awaiting his status and John Calipari is a meeting with the media right now. And again, I've been doing this thirty some years. I mean, it's play to the training. Stay in. The moment is is the the message to young guys go here on the island will go here next. Yes. Nick man's K. Texas news in Abilene. What what do you see as you're looking at the game film? You're talking about how you want to make sure that you're focusing on yourself. Everybody is a game plan going in what's up a challenge is to hit the mouth and then that game plan goes away. That's right. That's. They again, we've gotta take care of the ball because they wanna make they wanna steal balls. They play aggressive. They're five man can shoot. So if you don't go play him he's making shots the championship game. They played he made the two threes and ended the game. Ms, man. So you look at this and say they've got drivers they got a couple guys that are making threes. They can stretch you out. They can get you near the basket. I mean, they're good. They're good and defensively. They're not just giving you baskets. You're going to have to fight because they play the well-coached. Still here left of the aisle. And we'll come back down in the second row Owen? Simpson's you optimists coach consistently had success recruiting players that have a future in the NBA. How do your players on this team compared to the great players coach in the past every team, I coached his different. And I mean that literally like I come in each year. And it's a brand new team. This team is skilled one of the higher skilled teams that I've had. This team has been able to stay in the moment and be about each other which in this day and age was social media with the clutter around with the people. You know, they're the flattery they get which is you're better than sewn. So you should be shooting. More shots, y they hear this the enable being enabled and and fight that this team has done. Unbelievable. Is there an Anthony Davis or Karl towns and nail get men? Now, they want all thirty of them want me to mention them right now. Do you guys mind if I mentioned thirty? The two billion dollars in contracts those kids make I can do it. If you want me to but these kids are different now. They're professionals to they're going to be in that lake. But they're doing it together. And in different guys doing it. The one advantage we have with this year's team as retrievers not coached a twenty three year old since I left, you mess. And he is so professional and how he handles everything practices preparation training himself and also getting his body. Right. So you know, he's one of those guys now he's not been in this tournament. So he's another one that you look at other than PJ the other guys really Nick played a few minutes, but he's not they've not been significant in this thing. So that's something. We got to see how it turns out on the second row here. We'll go to the far left next. Jerry tipton. Lexington herald leader I was going to ask you about read. And how big of a challenge is it for him to to stay focused with finally getting to the NCWA. And then with the final four in Minneapolis hometown. Where it is. That's what I hear. Wow. I grabbed him today. I said you've prepared your whole life for this. And I said have a balm in have a bowl. And if he relies on his training instead of thinking all the he will be fine because no one trains like him. And whatever you ask them. I can get on him like really hit him. And he's fine. He never wavers. I scream he missed a free throw last game. And I just looked screamed at him make of Plato cross and he made the next one main. He's you know. I had a ball coaching them. I mean, absolutely every day. I walk in kind of like I used to say what Jamal Murray who would smile. Make me smile. Every time. I see him when I walk in the gym Travis, I smile, I know he's going to give us everything you can Kentucky basketball summing up with Cal said at the very beginning of this news conference that PJ Washington sprained his foot in the Tennessee game. Kalinowski x-rays in the MRI all came back. Good. But they wanna be extra careful. So he's seeing a specialist today. He wants to play he'll be Jacksonville in the next hour or so so you can you can interpret this. Anyway, you want I'm not trying to be a foot specialist in terms of what you can and cannot see on an x Ray sprain is a sprain. There are many degrees of sprain. The problem is is your best player. He's your most critical player. In your playing in the NC double A tournament. So what is the Netafim? Can he get out there and play? Of course, they can p people played on broken foots far worse. It's the effectiveness that people will have to be concerned about and then the danger of re injuring most people believe Kentucky can get out of this weekend. Dany Ramlet running this team question next week when Kentucky will have to deal with schools like North Carolina. So that's what we are here on a very busy Wednesday on the eve of two the wildest days of the year, Tim Brando will join us. We'll get his take on it. He saw he seen a lot of college basketball this year. Jay bilas. I think the questions will be similar for both. Mike white probably won't ask him about PJ Washington. And I have no earthly idea what we are going to be asking Katie Nolan, but she will be here, and we cannot wait her virgin. Appearance on this program. Your phone calls as well at eight five five to four two seven two eight five eight five to four two seven two eight five look forward to talking to all of you. And let's begin with Harry in New Orleans. Hello, harry. All afternoon, thanks for taking my call. Thank you. Well. Real quick question today for you. When was the last time that you can remember that you've ever seen a college boy like Zeile on just overwhelm the the game while pensively and defensively. And I'll listen I'm interested in what you have to say, I was talking to some people the other day, it's a different situation, Harry. But the last time I saw someone and by the way, there is a different seeing someone on television and seeing someone of clothes on never forget the first time I saw certain player. I was sitting at the scores table press row about twenty five years ago and my jaw dropped, and I saw him many more times to play in his college career. I've never seen anything like it. And I have not seen I on in person. But but to this day, I've never seen a more imposing player on the court. You have any idea who it was. Idea. Shaquille o'neal. Well, that's been good. That's schule. I mean, absolutely. He's absolutely. The most overwhelming now Shaquille. It wasn't an Nesher keel in the NBA was still pretty overwhelming. But it was Shaquille in a college game. That was that. I was struck by spoken to many people that have been courtside was I on brand will be with few minutes. He's seen a number of Zion games. But I it's it's it's it's is its mobility. It's his demeanor all of those things that make him so special. I think it just amazing how much of a difference one one man can play. And I'm sure they're blessed to have him back and. Appreciate your answer. Paul very much to you on to listening to call finebaum show podcast. But get right back to our guest list. And none better to talk to about the NCAA tournament than Tim Brando. Who's been busy wrapping up his Ray com. Career last week at the ACC. And of course, doing so many games for FOX Fox Sports one TIMMY bay it's March, and what a pleasure it is to have you on our program. Let me tell you spring has sprung the cherry blossoms and Bradford payers out not only insure it. But in Chateau Brando and truth port to Paul. And you know, I was thinking about that first job that Dale was talking about that you were talking about with Dale health, and you out and that might have been this report times. Yeah. It wasn't direct. When one of these days, I'm one of these days. You're you're going to have to bring the back. This report. I think there's some warrants out for me for unpaid bills. But I think it's time for for me to be a grand marshal of of at least, maybe the Bolger's city or the the Bose your parents. Yeah. That. I still remember caddo. Bos you're parish. I think I've got. Yeah. Absolutely. No that it tug at my my my heartstrings. There's I was listening to walking from the boardwalk hotel in in Naples to the beach the other day, and some some of your fans there tweet out your interview with Dale, and and I listened to it, and it just although it was it was just the best. It was vintage Dale vintage call so. Yeah. No. I thought I was I was retro at this week with Dale on on Monday and knowing on Tuesday, who's next Sonny Smith, whim, Sanderson. Well, give it give it to the state of Arkansas for doing whatever it was that was necessary to make sure that Nolan Richardson gets his name on that court right by the right? That was never. There was never the same kind of bitterness at LSU with Dale than than what the bitterness was for Nolan with Arkansas when he left and for them to have figured that out. You know, let's give that state Tim wa why isn't tales name on the court. It's it's a joke. It's just a joke. It's as I listen, I live in Louisiana. And I I love my state at Tuesday's live here by choice. I can live anywhere. I like, so I will say things that others won't say because it it needs to be said Deo ruffled feathers along the way because Deo was going to be a good to everyone. Not not just the select few. He was going to be good to everyone when it was not necessarily necessarily. Popular to be good to everyone. Dale was the first white member of the Louisiana and AA key. Okay. So there were people at times that Dale would would would upset along his, Pat, and frankly, Paul, you know, this enough about my career to know there've been times when maybe I didn't act in my own best interest by telling the truth telling the truth is not an easy thing to do. But in the end as you look back, particularly once you get to a point in your life, where you think okay, I've I've succeeded enough things that if I can knit some failures in some areas, I will be I will be the the barometer for those that are lying to themselves. Okay. And that's what Dale is all about. And that's the thing. I took away from coach grounding time that I was with listen there were a handful of influences in my life that helped get me where I am today. But none none none greater than other than my father. Dale was the most influential in terms of making the understand. What it was gonna take to be successful into know that along the pathway that we're going to be those that weren't as happy for you. As maybe you thought they should be. But to understand that you've got to get beyond that rise above it. That's what ground is all about. And listen. The issues that leanna state university that by by just the near circumstance that the board itself is appointed by the governor. I liked this new governor, he's a democratic governor. But I like him, but they need to take the steps necessary to make sure that Dale Brown's name is on that court. And if someone says, okay, well, we need to get soup gutters name because of what she did as a women's coach on the other side, then so be it. Good. Get it done. But for Shaquille. There would have been no Shaquille O'Neal statue ill Brown and Pete Maira vich, God rest his soul. His name is on the the building. And he was gone. He was dead. That's why it was easy to have it done this notion that you have to be dead to have your name put on a building or on a floor is. I mean, that's as bad as the pollyanna rule that we have in our state. There's so many areas politically where we are behind the times. And this is yet another example of that. But. Live. Sadly, they've got bigger fish to fry right now because at the mockery that they have made of their basketball program in their entire department in lieu of what's taking place right now. With regard to the FBI, y Tim we'll finish up. Then we'll take a break. Maybe get some thoughts on the term. But, but what's your best guess being integrated into the world of college basketball like you are in in relation to LSU future. We safe assumption. Wade's not part of it. But what's the trickle down? Well, wait should have been fired the moment that he didn't accept the invitation for a meeting with his athletic. So why is he not fired? Why why why is Jim believe not firing him Paul? He should have been fire at the moment that he said he would not meet with them. Okay. I get the fact that from his can't you're saying, well, we're on a federal wiretap. This is an FBI issue. And I'm learning touring up and because I'm lawyering up. I can't talk to you. Well, guess what as an institution? LSU doesn't have to concern themselves with that they needed to say. Okay. Well, then if you're not gonna be with us, you're fired. So what do they have to hide? Why did they not know? Why is Joel Eva the director village sue sounding the surprise that will Wade's name and voice popped up on FBI wiretap believe the initial peak damn story all occurred in October. And then we knew what twins later that he was being subpoenaed. So how could the athletic department surprised if the ethnic department is surprised that this is going on? Then the director has no business being there. I mean, that's the bottom line. If you are not Tober that his name along with John Miller was up. What is the first job of athletic director to get to your coaching coach, I need to know. What of this is through? And better know, everything that there is a true. Or is it not true? And if there's more to this than what we already know what is it and eastern now. And if I don't know it now, guess what you're fired on the spot. That's what he do as a as a leader of a department of athletics. That's what you do. That is your job. Can't just go out and hire a search firm to hire you a coach. Now, you're the guy that hired him that your responsibility to know whether he acted on the up and up, and if he didn't you get rid of him? Instead, I'm reading stories. Well, I was surprised no idea. You had no idea. Everybody cover. Basketball have an idea we knew about it in late October. So that's the problem. It's a stick. And it's a it's an embarrassment to the state of Louisiana and to Louisiana state university period, and we would like to get TIMMY be to the treatment and really eager to get your overall taken our remaining moments. All let me first off say because you're right there in Charlotte. What a wonderful job the people Charlotte did and the fans of the ACC felt thank you to them. I don't if you had a chance to see it. You're busy. I know in Nashville, but when we close the door on rake on sports, and I wish everybody at ESPN and the ACC network nothing, but the greatest of success, I think west durum has been hired who is with us at Ray com for number of years what he's son, and I know what he dorm of North Carolina famous smiling and having west is going to be the prime voice of SE of ACC football. But for us going off the air, they came with the Jumbotron and the camera in the under eight time out and paid on a homage to rake on sports nearly forty years of coverage and put the camera on Mike Jamin ski and myself and a good number of the eighteen thousand or so stood up. And you know, we're not accustomed to being booed of into being cheered. And and getting standing ovations quite the opposite. We we generally get third. By fans game. So that was a great great honor. And it was a tremendous on. And my knitting thanks to those fans in the ACC John squad at the Commissioner, and and the people of those schools, you know, the fans of the schools that we come every year to you know, ACC tournament games. I get a great year for the ACC. But also the SEC in the star amount of all I think Tennessee, you're on the monitor's gonna make run to the final four. They they along with Texas Tech on my to off o- off the grid picks to make it all the way to the final four. The reason I like Tennessee is the draw that they have they're going to get Virginia in the lead. And I think they match up extremely well with Virginia because of the quickness and athletes ZIM of grant Williams, and Admiral Scofield and and their their guards. And the fact that now they're getting some three point shooting from their guards that. Was lacking a little bit earlier in the year? I think that they can hold up well against the Kyle guy and tied to Rome. I do think those two are on a collision course in that bracket. Texas Tech is going to be an Gonzaga bracket. And I think is gonna run into issues on that side of the bracket with both Nevada and Texas Tech Nevada returns, the two brothers transferred from NC state that are really legit basically entire team that made it to the Sweet Sixteen and barely lost a loyal Chicago. And sister Jean last year. I think that that'll be the toughest test for Texas Tech. I think they're going to get through Gonzaga might even get bounced by Syracuse in in the second round. I think that the opportunity exists for Syracuse to once again fool everybody and get to the second weekend, North Carolina and Duke, I think about gonna make it to the final four. But I think North Carolina's path is easier than do cts amazing to say this. But it's true Duke is the overall. Once she gets no favors by being in the same bracket with Virginia Tech, they'll have to match up with and Sweet Sixteen of Virginia Tech team that by the way beat them without Justin Robinson about a month ago. They get Justin Robinson, Pat, then they also may have to match up with Michigan state who just wanna victim tournament and as a good favor a little bit. Like auburn's didn't matter that auburn's seemingly won the SEC title scenically didn't matter that that. Michigan state won the big ten title and swept Michigan because they got a hundred draw. Michigan did that have to play Duke in the regional finals. But I think ultimately Duke is going to wear down in the tournament. Because of they have to play to get where they're gonna go North Carolina has the sweetest draw. And I see North Carolina Duke final first time ever in the history of the NCAA tournament that those who would meet in the national championship. And I like North Carolina to surprise. Everyone beat Duke for the national title. So let me follow up on North Carolina because. They are in Kentucky's regional everyone says that PJ Washington, we'll play the tests on the ankle or negative. You've watched a lot of college basketball you start playing with an ankle. What does it do? And what does it mean? Yeah. It means that he made out be at one hundred percent when they're trying to make everyone thinks that he is. And that's a problem for them. They didn't have the ability to outscore Tennessee when when Tennessee really wasn't at their best and going through a six or seven minute drought in the semifinals. That's the problem. Cal has. And by the way, they're great young team. That's doing I think playing a very high level, Paul. But they're not as talented as North Carolina. The tar heels I think a lot of people impression as well. Yeah, they do but they beat them without Zion. Don't let this high in story. Take you over. Okay. Is he a great player is the generational player? Yeah. He is. But North Carolina can beat you with Luke maye. Who is an incredibly consistent player gets second chance points out the wazoo. He can also shoot the three Koby white should have been. I always see. He's a better guard trae downs at Duke. And that's just a fact he's a better off into guard. Trae Jones, he can do more things than trae Jones RJ Barrett and camera have not been playing the park. I saw do go to for fourteen and still win the ACC title because Florida state couldn't hit the ocean. Florida state has problems scoring from time to time. I've still by the way Seminoles are gonna go elite eight on their side of the bracket to winter Hamlin's done an incredible job, but North Carolina's bad matchup Purdue they would've beaten to without sign Williamson game one, and nobody talked about it. Because Ziya Williamson got hurt in Dame won their Kobe is the best pure guards better than than than the Noah was he's better than tiles. Than was and you add that with Cam Johnson, who's the best pure shooter. Cameron Johnson is the best bureau in this China. And you know, I think that Roy's team also has a real edge here Paul because they're tired of this narrative that it's Ian's world. And we're all welcomed into it designed Williamson's generational player. In a great kid. It's sad that there's so much negativity out there about the exposure he's gotten and by the way, I got no problem with all the exposure. Because he deserves it the problem with the exposure is so much of it is what we're gonna go where you're going to be at the next level. I don't care and the majority of college basketball fans don't care. That's what pisses people off about the they hate sign Williamson or do it's that they hate the narrative they wanna enjoy college basketball for what it is North Carolina is the most underappreciated tar heels team in my Ford. Decades of covering college basketball, and they're going to have a mental edge going into this tournament that people just do not understand Tim. We are at the end, but this was an incredibly enjoyable segment with you as always look forward to talking anymore times as assuming we can get you off the golf course. Well, if it's not golf or being big daddy be for these grandkids are going to Home Depot for Terry. I'm here for you. We heard your head quite around today return. Yeah. A lot of fun. Thanks. Thank you. Tim. Always great Tim picking Tennessee to make the final former not getting past the semi finals to make it. And he does not predict Duke excuse me, does not predict Kentucky to get past North Carolina in that regional Tim making friends here today, especially in LSU. You're listening to Paul finebaum show podcast. Millie is up next. Well, hi, Paul. How are you doing? I'm. They sent I've been wondering about something. And I think you only you can answer the question is Tim Brando ever. I mean, he is he related to Marlon Brando. Well, I always thought he might be because he kind of resembles just the Ted did not much and I saw the program yesterday where the the professional Dealey for Ella. Boy. Do I think about it? I do think Tim Tim had an extra point an extra part in in Apocalypse Now. And gosh. Yeah. Well, then I've had everybody kinda thought he was resented. Anyway, I saw that one of the guys who slept with the fish in the godfather. Oh, yeah. That that sounds kind of clips now I think he loved the smell of napalm in the morning. Oh, yeah. Down that. I remember some of it anyway. Anyway favorite. What's your favorite movie? All-time millie. Oh, my God really give you a tongue twister there. But then you give me any Mary Poppins. Well, gee, I like, Mary Poppins, and I liked Titanic. The new like. Yeah. The new would it wasn't great movie. I agree. A movie someone likely of movie were thousands of people were killed after hitting iceberg. I don't know that one kind of caught me off guard. Well, that was interesting, and I also liked the sound of music the hills are alive. Yeah. I think some of the songs in in high force your favorites. Sound the music song? We'll the hills are alive and big original. They're all sorts of goodies. Anyway, I wanted to find out about something. Do you think that dick Savin? I mean the way he was talking with Bill Ville check yesterday. Do you think that he would ever leave do not to make that a simple answer? Thanks homer. Is next. Hey, he she other. Is she usually the host of the show, but thanks for asking how his home her. They are. How're you this fine? Fine homer. Okay. How about dictate Sheely merely that? Home. Are you still there? Cancer. Okay. What what did you say? How are Dale Hughley Milly that the Greg song from the sound of music is my favorite things? These are few of my favorite things if sir Archie on to that. Listen, it's hard to find many better musicals in the sound of music. Yes, sir. Oh, jeez. Bomb the job doors day guy. Also, what's that? He no case aero say, raw, whatever will be may. We're like we're like we're like getting the the hits here. How we're doing the grades hits all down. He he'll. I mean, we're just gonna go right down the Rodgers and Hammerstein. Directory here Homer, thanks for the call for. She. Greg is up next. How are you Greg? Hey, Paul, thanks for taking my call. Thank you know, you're talking about alternate realities. Well in an alternate reality Millie would be the perfect out on be for the Mayberry remake. Would you agree? She would be quite good that. Yeah. Fisher perfect perfect role in it, always amazes me. When people wait an hour to call in. And they don't assume they're talking to you when you say Hello. And I just remember one call years ago where you are on TV. And the guy was convinced he wasn't talking to you. And you just played along with it and to get all riled up. I don't remember remember that guy or not. But it was just kind of funny. And maybe I was used to more of that next time. Someone says I want to speak to Paul. Listen one thing I do understand. I don't mind someone Greg being a nervous in calling show like this for some people to easy for some people. It's a challenge. It's if you do call in. We would appreciate if you had something to say, that's all exactly. Well, speaking of that. I thought the Tim Brando interview was the best one I've seen this year, so far, and you can't ask for more honest opinion on the state of Louisiana basketball than what he gave you in that. I thought the most salient thing that he said was why didn't Joe Aleve do more due diligence. When when when the story came out in October. You can't just call in your guy and say is there any truth to this? We're talking about a federal investigation you better conduct your own internal investigation. And I would still like to know whether Joel it did anything other than not as head and say, we're good, right? I would agree with that. I don't think he did much more than nod in a wink. So if this is going to be his best higher than he already to be fired or way. I the only thing I would quibble with with Tim. I understand why everyone thinks he should have been fired. There are some legal issues that you have to deal with. And I'm sure that is the reason why we'll Wade has not been fired yet. I think he will be fired. Of course, he will. And should be. You should be instead of saying boots up. It should be booed out. You know, both of but from the legal standpoint there are there are some things as school has to be cognizant of and there's no by the way doesn't matter whether he fired or not he's not coaching, and they're so they're just playing out the legal calendar right now. Well to play off a word that will Wade us from the statement he'll be constitutionally investigated by the university. And then constitutionally, well, well weights full of it, you know, and he's not going anywhere. Yeah. I just thought that was the highlight of the of the show today. Appreciate you taking my call Paul always great to have you on. Fred is in plano, Texas up next taking my call. Thank you, again, Kim brand let me tell you when you talking to million you're running down, Tim Brando's acting career. That was a fantastic. I didn't even recognize him. I guess he was so. Young. You know, when when when he was star alongside Tim Brent form Amarna brand kid became was a kid, but you know, what pin brand or not on the smell of napalm in the morning. He brought his only didn't ever did he ever he burned it down all the way to the ground. And my man Jerry clower used to say he shut the call and all the way down to the time, and he told the truth, and you know, what that's why some people don't like him because some people don't like seeing themselves in the mirror, and they don't like the unvarnished truth. It was the same thing with coastal Brown. Some people didn't like what he was saying. But you know, what folks like you and those to be recognized seeking the truth has a cost so people are not willing to pay it. But but they do it regardless of the price. At least my question to you, Paul. How do you do it you survived you've paid the price a little bit in terms of speaking the truth and the people saying, hey. Paul pull back a little bit. But just feel you how do you do it? Well, Fred, I I think it was easier for me early on in my career because I really didn't have a whole lot to lose. I didn't have a family. I didn't really have I didn't have anything. So if I'd gotten fired for my job, I would have moved on and found a different career. I it's a little different today. There plenty of people who encouraged me not to say some of the things that we say here, and they may be doing it right now. But I I am at a point in my life where I believe the integrity of the show is more important than somebody behind the curtain whispering in my ear telling me what I can. And can't say. And I know the they're always the politics. But let me give you one example every year you play the call, and we don't know his name from the gentleman who called and talked about his brother-in-law within a service, and he had been a racist any change, you know, call them something about your dear for call. And I'm sure that when you put that on there may be people at ESPN wise, he playing this has nothing to do with fourth them. Right. You have to if you can't. But I'm gonna say their sub who may say why plan that but you do that. Because you recognize the intersection between sports and everything else that goes on in the real world. Now, if you stop doing that you don't have show Paul you understand what I'm saying. Well, no, you're Fred, listen. Now, they're they're you know, what we there every everything in life is is a game of give and take. And there there's some things we don't do here that I would like to do. But we we try to get closer to it every day. Well, I say this and I'll take my seat as one of our famous call like to say final question to you. If there's somebody out there listening. They don't know which way to go. They got people saying don't do it it still bowled. What advice would you give to be more like a Dale Brown are temper doing I'll hang up, and listen, let's get that deal. Brown court to I'm listening. Brother Levy, thank you, very very much, always two. You're listening to Paul finebaum show podcast. It's been a great afternoon. A lot of conversation and one of the stories that we have been watching since the beginning of the show, the PJ Washington situation of John Calipari saying a press conference today that he did sprain. His. Ankle the tests were negative. However he's in a walking boot for precaution. Expect. He's expected the play seeing specialist anyway, all that. And we bring in our lead orthopedic surgeon for tortilla surgeon expert, Jay Bilas, shave the face of college basketball, ESPN Tae, I'm flying back the other day from these coz you're reading about you in the New York Post your interviewed in time magazine. I know I've missed about fifty or one hundred conversation, but you've been busy lately. Good afternoon. The time magazine thing was just their latest series on fascist dictators. Well, you got bumped from the cover. But but say that impressed me being in time magazine. Yeah. It was kind of cool. I don't know spent the day with the with the writer during the North Carolina game, and at got really nice guy, but they had done something, doors Burke. So I figured that working their way down the ladder to me. Anyway, glad you're here. And I want to get your thoughts. And I realized that we don't know all the details, and it may not be a big deal, but it could be a big deal TNC tournament, the PJ Washington situation guessing now because you've probably played with sprained ankles before, you know, the the difficulty of it. And we don't know the severity of than what Cal said, but frame that for us as we begin to turn amount. Yeah. It's probably not a big deal. There's a lot of guys that are are wearing like a boot in precaution. And usually it's it's there's a hot spot or something like that. And they're worried about developing a stress fracture something when see guys wear that. There are a number of players Paul that don't practice very much this time of year based upon not wanting to take a unecessary risk dean Wade, for example, Kansas state has a foot problem. It's not into spend a problem all year long. It's not it's not a sprained ankle or anything like that. It's a little more difficult to deal with that. But he hasn't really practiced much this year frankly in last two months, so it's not horribly unusual. I wouldn't say it's the norm, but we've seen it before. And it's just a question of of severity, and how much pain the player wants to deal with the good news for Kentucky is you know, they're they're to seeds. So they're playing a fifteen the likelihood of getting beaten without. Washington the lineup. It's still not very high. And then if they if they beat Abilene Christian, I think they play the winner Wofford, Seton Hall, so that would give him even if he doesn't play much against Abilene Christian that would be expected to play much, you know, give them a fair amount of time to get back or a for a game with with either offers Seton Hall talking to Jay Bilas. Let's get an overview, and I know Jay this is the first time you've been asked about the tournament since Sunday night shot. Let's just start start start from from the big picture with three schools as number one's taking a look at it. I've seen your picks for the tournaments that we can get into that as well. But have that what do you think's going to happen? Well, I thought you know, the big picture I thought the committee actually did a decent job where things to quarrel with there were there were a few things seating wise that I differed with how they viewed things clearly was different than past committees. And how they parse information was a little bit different. But part of that might have been that the committee chair in our beer actually answered questions, and the problem that you have when you answer questions if you say if you tell somebody that you relied on on certain things in making a decision in favor of one team, you're probably going to give a contradictory reason for something later. On with some other team. It's almost impossible to remain consistent with your your thinking on all these things, and they have ten different people that who knows who knows how everybody votes, I will tell you that that, you know, oftentimes, I may say, hey, this is a ridiculous seat. Could they have done this type of deal? I didn't really have any of those this year. The one thing though, Paul that really did bother me was there was no reason for the committee to to put lable and Minnesota against each other in a seven ten game. And given all the problems we've got in college sports right now that are extending to admissions offices. And I think this this whole admission scandals get even worse why they would want to put Richard Patino against his father's old school this close to all the happenings of Louisville. I will never know. And why they would want Richard Pitino mother to have to be in the building to have that story. And it's gonna be it's going to be a story when they easily could have moved moved one seven. In and out or one ten in and out of there and avoided that whole thing. I'll never understand that. If they didn't see it and didn't anticipate it, then they're not bright enough to be on the committee. And if they did and didn't care, then I have a problem with that too. That was the only thing that bothers me. Let me ask you about two schools from the C who are given really good shots at making it to the final four both Tennessee and Kentucky Tennessee being in Virginia's regional Kentucky. Of course being in North Carolina's. Tennessee. I think has a pretty difficult road to get there. They've got to get through some very good teams that are tempo. Controlling teams like that entire region is a slow motion region. I bet you if you haven't done that the homework on this part of it. But I'll bet you probably ten out of the sixteen teams in there in that region are going to be in the bottom third division one and in pace the play in tempo, and you know, the starting off with Virginia. But but also Wisconsin is a slow tempo team Kansas state UC Irvine. Both both slow Villanova slow Purdue not not all that fast. Cincinnati slow. So it it's a lot easier to slow team down faster team that it is the speed one up to speed a team up. And so I think I think it is going to be a a lower scoring bracket. And that may that may be a little bit more difficult for Tennessee Kentucky's region. I thought was. Pretty favorable, honestly, at least to get to to get all the way play North Carolina. I mean, I just don't see anybody from Iowa State to Houston on down that Kentucky's not significantly better than that doesn't mean that I would stay can't get ridiculously hot put a bunch of points on the board win they can. But I just don't see anybody that that's Kentucky's equal there until they get up against North Carolina. And even even like Kansas is good as they've been. I think Auburn is going to have a really hard time with New Mexico state. And that's a good upset tech for twelve five. New Mexico state is really good. They've won thirty games. All ready out of the whack. They play thirteen guys that that play ten minutes or more that team. So it's it's not like you can scout them it's take away. This guy's hand. Regatta four, you know, we're gonna go under on screens on this guy Nobody'd ever. Remember it all with thirty guys the have to deal with? So I liked Kentucky's. Draw if they're healthy that PJ Washington healthy. I think he's got a great chance to get the final four and overall you've seen. There's there's no telling how much Zion you've seen this year. I would I would say you've lost track. But seeing him last week coming back from injury. Didn't look like he had ever missed a breath. Your your take on where he is. And we're Duke is as well as North Carolina. Yeah. I couldn't believe it ball. You know, I had my John the floor all year watching watching Williamson. It started in in Canada over the summer where you you said I've never seen anything like this. And and there's never been anybody like Zion Williamson to play basketball. It doesn't mean he's the best player. But there's but he is truly unique. I think part of you know, the thinking in his coming back was what kind of shape is he gonna be in is he going to be playing at the same level. He which he played when he was injured against North Carolina Bevery twentieth. You know, what what's going to be and the truth is it was historic. I mean, nobody's ever in the sixty six year history these turned but nobody's ever got thirteen thirteen in a game. And there've been some pretty good players in that league that played against teams that aren't you know, as good as them and and nobody's ever done it. And then he does it as first game back. He shot like eighty percent for the tournament. Something like that some ridiculous like that. And at he he did things that. You just don't see this speed is sprinting ability all this different stuff. Is anticipation. You know, I think he showed more than anything that he's far more than an athlete that he thinks the game on the highest level as well. And I think Duke is is back like that was the value watching tournament of the committee is to see that that it's not that they're they look like number one seat. Now, they're they're back to that level because they were never once before he got hurt. North Carolina's impressed me all year long. I thought in January like the team may be they may not wind up being very good. I get their doors off against Louisville on January twelfth I think it was. And I was I walked out of that building. And I don't know these guys are gonna be and to ROY Williams great credit because he's done so amazing coaching jobs. I would put this near the top of his list, they are legit. And and they've won. I think fourteen out of sixteen and their only losses where? To Duke and for Jinya, and and man, and they had a shot in the air to beat Duke when they lost Virginia. They had two guys get hurt in the game. And Cam Johnson got hurt where they were when they were leading toward the end that was a huge factor in they're not being able to secure that win. They got a tough draw. But but I think they're they're more than capable of reaching reaching final four and having a rematch with Kentucky and the day to do it. So I'll end with the cliche question. You get walking down your block at the airport. Chick-fil-a who's going to the final four prince at all? You know, I kinda thought in looking at the bracket that I liked the path of both Duke and Carolina. And I like the fact that North Carolina would be playing team at beating them earlier in the year. And and for some reason like it shouldn't matter, but, but when you get beat there's some I don't know what it is that that gives you an edge in preparation give you an edge in once the game starts, I've never believed that, but I do think it gives you an edge preparation. And so I I was sort of thinking, you know, Duke and Carolina could wind up planning title game again. And if I think Carolina's Duke sequel, and if they have shot in the air again to win the game. I was just kind of thinking what it's it's kind of setting up for it to go in. And who knows we're just kind of guessing this is not a year Paul where I felt like in twenty twelve Kentucky was the best the where I felt thirteen Louisville was the best team stuff like that. Or even fifteen when I thought Kentucky was the best team. And the final four. I don't feel that way about any of the teams this year that that. Oh, wow. That's the best team. They're going to win it. So there's a there's this one was was a little more guesswork than normal. Joy. I went through yet. Michigan do Virginia North Carolina with to care with Carolina winning. And all that, correct. Yes. Yes. And and you know, like Michigan. I think I mission spend a little banged up. Charles Mathews middle banged up. But earlier in the year, they were they were so good. And and they have a pretty decent draw. The only the only thing I would say in their their path. They've got a they've got Texas Tech that could get to them and give them a really hard time in buffalo beat Texas Tech. That will not be a pleasant pleasant game for anybody 'cause buffalo of all the lower seeded teams. You wanna call lower. Sees Buffalo's the one I think that could could make the model for. Jay, many many, thanks as always we will talk again. I hope thanks for coming on. Thank you. Always a pleasure. A great spore. Jay Bilas joining us his picks. Again. Michigan Duke, Virginia and North Carolina. The tar heels winning the national championship listening to Paul finebaum show podcast. Our final guest is the all time show stopper if you haven't seen this. This is from the spun a web site, which I really couldn't tell you one thing about, but they they were smart enough to play off the the massive egos of people in our business, including myself and do a bracket Stephen a Smith, Colin cowherd skip Bayless, and they had me as three seed, which is ridiculous. I'm not annoying at all. But our next guest is is a fourteen and for whatever reason we are pitted against one another which is just seems criminal. I welcome to our show Katie Nolan who's programme always late with Katie Nolan. You can find everywhere Katie never met. So it's great to finally say Hello to you. And welcome you to our program. It's great to meet you as well. Thanks for having me. I wish it was under different circumstances to I went up in New York all follow see over in the little corner. And you guys were getting ready to show, and I was basically loafing and doing nothing. So I didn't want to bother. But I I don't this is not the right thing to start off a relationship on the air or anywhere. But I think you're far more knowing annoying than I am. So why why am I three and you're fourteen? I'm far more annoying. And you are. She's paul. You know, I was gonna start this off by saying, I also do think I'm probably more annoying than you. But now, I feel like I got a switch position you're much more annoying than mere you kidding. No. I'm excited about the matchup. I feel like you might get out of this in the first round which is the goal. I guess of this bracket like you don't wanna win. I feel like you're are pretty good today. Because I I see you you see your name in these places. But I realized last year beat the website in the first round. So the fact that they put me back in this year's pretty amazing. I don't do you know, what the spun is no clue. Okay. That makes two of us. Well, let's talk a little bit about you for a second because we can come back to this epic match three or four teams or not that coveted anyways more. It's more like the five twelve matchup, but for someone and I don't want to ever like classify people, but you have not been in the business for that long. But you've had a pretty amazing career. So far, I believe you're come from Boston. You've been a bartender. You've won a sports. Emmy, you pretty much done at all in very finite period of time. What's it like to be Kate Katie Nolan? You know, not as exciting as you just made it sound. But no, it's it's been really cool. I kinda came up in a nontraditional way now on here at ESPN the worldwide leader, I've got a show on templates. You can see right there on the thought, it's it's been really great. It's been exciting. Hopefully, it's not done yet. That would be fantastic for me. And for my parents because they're so proud, but yeah, it's been cool. It's cool because they kind of carved out this little thing that I do and I just do that. And I don't have to do any of the other stuff, which I find pretty great. You were at FOX and were incredibly successful there with the garbage time show. And and I would like maybe just ask some pedestrian questions because that's what I do here. I ask a lot of pedestrian questions but selling knowing it is, but. We've got to be careful somebody might think this is working, you know, there's no work. But but Katie my question is. Europe roach. It's it's different than than traditional approach. Obviously, even even of the place that you work for those who aren't as from the with you is those of us geeks in the business. How would you describe it? I would say it's a it's a lighter. Look at sports. It's you know, I grew up like you said around Boston. And so I grew up as a sports fan. But I'm obviously not an expert. I'm not the person you turn to when you need to know. You know, who's defense is running. What system it's just not my thing? I'm here as the voice of the fan, the person who loves sports and loves the silly stuff that happens around sports. Sometimes there's the serious stuff that happens that I feel like needs to be addressed. So I try to do that as best. I can. But you know, I I would say my thing is just looking at sports as a fan and giving a voice to that. And hopefully, making people laugh in the process. I remember seeing something you did very I think it was a Yankees game. It was really quite hilarious. I can't remember exactly what you did. You went to Yankees game with one of your colleagues and just out there believe in the grandstand eating and drinking and who knows what else. Yeah. Yeah. Publicly, and I went to a gang Red Sox game. The Red Sox won obviously they went on to win the World Series. But yeah, just like a fun sitting up in the in the not great seats. I don't think you're supposed to film in the stadium but star phones, and so we just kind of made it work. I'm that Sunday because you've worked at FOX you working ESPN now. And it's just my opinion. I've been doing many many years that people in the industry do take themselves. Maybe just a little too seriously. I know I know that came as as a as a shot across the bow their, but, but I would like your view of it because you you don't seem to fit into any of the or most of the so-called check boxes that you would get even at ESPN. Yeah. I think I understand why people in sports sometimes taking himself seriously. We're talking about something that is basically kind of silly. If you really think about it too much. So if you always talk about it like it silly than who would ever take it seriously. So I get it. But I do think that there is a space for somebody who will kind of turn that on its head. And and make fun of some of the time we go a little too far in acting like sports or this gigantic deal. It's like life or death. When clearly it isn't. And yeah, I probably don't check a lot of the boxes which has been a a good thing in a bad thing with in terms of finding opportunities and figuring out my place and all this. But luckily, I'm really annoying. And so I just both the the studios in the in the networks. Until I get something kind of close to one. Let me ask you, very parental question. I mean, what is your place at a company, even like the world wide leader? Got really heavy really fast. I guess my place is just like I've always said, it's like dessert. So everybody else on this network. Who is incredible at their jobs. I don't think that I should do what they do. And I don't in any way that I could or want to my job is just to be the you watch all the other shows during the day you hear from very smart an informed people like yourself, and then you come to us when it's like, okay. I've heard all the information. I'm ready to kinda just chill. Now. That's what my show always late is aiming to do. In terms of what you do always late. How would you compare and contrast or even differentiate that from what you do on your podcast? Well, as of right now, it's sort of differentiating itself in that we spent so much time working on the show. It's it's once a week, but we put a lot of effort into it. We have a lot of things we're working on throughout the week that then culminate with the show that the podcast is sort of just where we kick back, and relax, and it's less scripted. It's more just a loose conversation between myself and my producer slash now. Best friend, actually brave, and and so it's just like a fun more relaxed if possible I know that sense crazy version of what we do in the show, which is more scripted since obviously the solo host. So you can't really have a discussion with yourself though. I do that every day in my house at some point know, if you started, but you're comedian, a no you were on Kimmel couple months ago when you go on a program like being from a comedic background being on a tremendously large platform with a comedian describe what that is like it's incredibly nerve wracking. If you're me and your person. Who still gets very nervous? And sometimes looks around the room wondering how I got here. And if I belong, but you kind of power through that. And luckily, Kimmel's a very nice guy. And so he makes very comfortable immediately. And you just I guess convince yourself that you have something important to say and people want to hear you say, and then you just sort of blackout for most of it. And then you wake up when it's over and you review the tape and see what you said, would you think when you watch the next I talked about seven probably talked about on TV. But you know, what Paul you review the tape you fix your mistakes for the next time? That's what I'm hoping to do. I can't watch shelf because I don't like anything. I see. So maybe maybe I should crab to what you do. Maybe if I did maybe I wouldn't be the next day. But are you one of those who when you walk out of a show you immediately start obsessing over what you did wrong versus enjoy. What you did? Right. I used to be a used to watch every show back in take notes, and you know, try to fix it or change it. Because specially when you do once a week show. It's a lot easier to dwell on it because you have another week until your next show. Whereas if you're every day, or even if you're live it's sort of just like it happened. There's nothing we can do. But I think that after a few years of doing that was driving myself crazy. And so now, I just do the driving myself crazy leading up to the show. And then once it's over I just sort of take a huge nap. Except today I came here to do this because I was excited to finally talk to you into let you know that you're going to beat me 'cause you're not. Listen, I I'm competitive, but this is one of those contests where I'm gonna live with it either way. But speaking of that because this is I'm one of my pet peeves is putting my hand over my ears on Thursday and Friday when everyone we know starts telling us about their bracket, or are you one of those or do you get into it? Like most people. I mean, it is kind of like your fantasy team in football. When everyone talks about the rosters. And they think that people care when they don't so. Yeah, I don't I don't think talking about your own bracket is all that. Interesting. Clearly, you know, there's some people you wanna hear their opinions to help inform your bracket, but it's just a it's mostly a selfish thing, it's for you. And you really don't need to share it with other people. And even though I'm saying those words, I know people are still going to talk about their brackets as if anybody really cares last year mind was busted right away. So I sort of go into it now with I don't care. I'm just going to pick some random stuff and pretend I know what I'm talking about. Tally and we'll see how that works out. Finally, you've done quite a bit in your career. If you could paint a perfect picture of what you would like to do moving forward. What would it be? Well, I've never been good at this question. Because I always it sounds stupid. But I'm always very focused on what doing right now and trying to make that as good as possible. So we're in our twenty somethings episode of the show. And so my goal right now is to we have I think we have forty to get through. So I wanna make those keep getting better every week. And then, you know, Delia guess my career goal is to have a show like this. That's a whole like late night vibe type of show hosted by me, ideally, with guests, and I like working with athletes because I don't think they're used to being asked questions that are off of their normal script, and I like putting them in those positions. So I think something sports related like that. This is I mean, I'm really living the dream Paul. I couldn't I wouldn't change it for the world if you late night show, and it was on tonight. Who would you guess? Oh god. You obviously of all the first answer. Yeah. We'd have you in the NBA block that feels important? And then I don't know. Maybe we'd go over to like Tom Brady. And he seems like a cool guy. I would would not mind chatting with Jennifer minute. And then I don't know we'd have probably some sort of musical guest. Who are you into right now? Faces. No one. No one right now. And maybe it'd be we just have you overdo some. I used to play the saxophone back in high school. So I can probably arrange that. Perfect your own Kenny. Gee, that would be a good guess too. Listen, I wanna wish you well. I want to be fair about that. Because we both work for the same company. And but you probably not gonna win. So no, I think I am Paul. I don't think you're that annoying. I think I'm pretty annoying. And I think people know that I think fourteen was a little bit of a low seed for me probably should have been higher up. But you know, either way I'm just glad we can remain friends when it's all over. We will. We will meet again because we've yet to meet other than the television. Katie, thanks. You've got going on. We really appreciate coming back. Thank you so much Katie Nolan from always late with Katie Nolan facing me and the spun that's a big time website. That's one that he wake up in the morning. 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Jd power twenty twenty award information visit jd power dot com slash awards onto tasty scientists and t t is Hall of famer now fame. A lot of guys get inducted. Toni kukoc coach. I saw was shouting out. Jordan jordan jordan introduced coaches. I have no in the way that they do this. So ahmad rashad is the host. He is the one who introduces introduces like a package about the player and the player has to people that are kind of like his confidants. Mentors like sit off to the side that sit behind them. And kind of just you know are like reacting to the stories you know given the nod of approval like maybe isaiah thomas shed a little two year when chriswell talking you know and it's a beautiful moment you're like you're like the best man at a wedding just like are standing off to the side. You don't get to really do anything. Yes you have to save. Maybe there's a reception. Where michael jordan grabs the mike and talks about tony but this is the one room where you actually saw like. The pecking order of basketball. I learned a lot this weekend. I the ground. Gabby we got real research. We got real reports came all right speaking of boots on the ground the other to gym foods down the other two-thirds of the show jim which as i say that it sounds like a female american aid or something. Jimmy jimmy is that actually what you've said actually one of a man gymnasium mandela interesting. Never mind we were. We were in columbus and we have some stories to share. Yes we i was keeping up from afar. I will say i did not watch the game live but you know i would check on my phone. I i was hoping that it was gonna turn around but you had told me going into this weekend. Worried about the by the the vibes were off the moment. I stepped off the plane. And i'm not just retroactively saying that. I said the vibes are off to two thousand people and it was probably. It was probably one of those a self fulfilling prophecies where i just kept saying the vibes rav so they just kept getting more off but anyway we're going to recount our columbus because there is at least one story i wanna share with. I hear all these stories kick out So there's that there's also this palo band jarrow jerry. We'll check in on what's going on with duke is. It's been what two weeks. Now since we thought we'd lock in but but for the most part. I want to hear about this hall of fame situation because they chose what the first week of nfl weekend to induct people hall of fame in two months removed from doing it for the two thousand. Twenty class was locked in great job for the basketball. You know for the basketball counter. That's coming up but first what are also in the hall of fame later heater basketball. Not at twelve months. Portait fell season. They say that College football's week to the nfl. Just started Baby correct about this. No no no false because the basketball hall of fame not the nba hall of fame correct. There is no such thing as the nba. Herat yeah that is that is a very good distinction because a lot of people. This is the naismith basketball hall of fame. Right naismith memorial basketball hall of fame. That has the full name. The who paul what. They want it to be known as to the kids. Can you lock in. Who paul But yeah like you said there is no. nba hall of fame. There was a lot of Nba you know big powers that be that want to create apparently an nba hall and make it a separate entity. But i hope for the sake of basketball that you and i love this okay so the it is the basketball fame in that drew. Nba career does not necessarily dictate whether you get in right because we know that. The college coaches unit. J. writing was inducted. Yes i was there. I saw him get inducted. There is a college games. There is a college basketball fame. I believe yes that's separate. It's all very confusing because it does feel like it so to make it. Simple basketball was born in springfield massachusetts. Game itself by doctor james naismith who was born in springfield. Yes but he was a. He was a gym. Teacher You know a professor you know of sport at the school professor professor The original dr. And dr james smith dr james naismith said. We're gonna play this game. I think there was like twenty people originally on the cord. Peach basket the whole nine yards but basketball was born in springfield. This is where you know. They have the hall of fame xvbeauty facility jerry. Colangelo has a lot literally the court in the middle of the facility. Is the jerry colangelo dreams. Well this is. What i this is what i wanted to get to is that it is not the nba hall of fame. There is a college hall of fame. So i i would assume that the ncaa cares more about that one. No there's not. I think they care more about. I think this secure one okay. I was curious about the power structure at the in in springfield is is adam. Silver calling the shots at sounds like colangelo jerry. Colangelo is calling the shots. Usa basketball say yes exactly. So if a guy i been in association with the nba. I have been in my one memory. Was that. It wasn't as cool as i wanted to be. Yeah that's what i. I remember like walking around being like they did three years ago. Okay before that okay. This is a brand new facility that they dislike renovated the thing but it's active so they changed the displays right so you can go. You know in two weeks from now and it will be different than what i saw. Probably you know this past weekend. So right now jimmy goldstein. Who you know the nba superfan. He has a huge space in the basketball hall of fame. Which used to be craig sager. Apparently toby bryant has his own. Like i mean unbelievable. Area that they have with him. Dear basketball's in there and they have some great memorabilia but then it's kind of all hodgepodge together you know what i mean so you're looking at it displays. It'll have clyde frazier suit. It'll have michael jordan's jordan one it'll have you know some other pieces like aa is or something and then it'll be like you know nba style icons you know what i mean. It's very much like not you know. This is the case for dean smith. You know it'll be like dean. Smith pat summitt and someone else in there. You know what i mean. Yeah and it'd be like greatness ray coaches or whatever like you know. Pioneer coaches so. It's the way that it's cool that it's a hodgepodge like that but if you go there and you specifically like i want to see the doctor j. display not necessarily guarantee like you a kobe fan. And you win this past weekend. You're like we got the kobe like we went full. Kobe of this was great for me. It was the twenty twenty class inducted last week. Yes exactly yes. Yes weeks ago. They that was cagey was there who was just in dug in that class but he was there to support paul pierce and i've always been extremely confused about the basketball hall of fame because it does feel like basketball was born in springfield on the feels like there's so many also feel 'cause 'cause each school has their own defense j. Reid is probably been inducted into six hall of fame already. Yes but then it. It's it's just just the mechanisms that play. It feels like everyone gets into the basketball hall of fame as well and feels like if you've it's the literal the hall of fame. That's literally that was line of guys this weekend. They were talking about like it. Needs to be tougher to get in if you've heard of the guy he's in. Yeah if he if if if you if you ever sold five jerseys he's in. I just looked it up by the way. Oscar schmidt the brazilian dude. The the guy who i think is is he like the considered like the guy like it was bona. I remember being Arvidas bonus an oscar schmidt. Were the two names that always get thrown out as like the guys who could have killed in the nba. But they came to later. I don't i don't know if you've been played. They don't think he did. That's what i was trying to think. I looked it. Up and oscar schmidt is in fact in the basketball hall of fame because that was my litmus test. Usa basketball of no. This is the world world but team. Usa runs a team. That's what confused. Because i'm sure there are a lot of guys you ball runs basketball around the world because you know as we all know it is the american sport even though it was created by a canadian. I'm sure there are a lotta guys around the world. that are better than mitch richmond. That did not because they never played america. Say about the basketball but you you. This is your first time. Their first time. With the whole i i. I don't remember much about it. Other than just being underwhelmed. I went one time and i was walking. I don't know what i expected. I liked the court. They have the big court there. Play games there right. The jerry colangelo quarterb of dress. And i i honestly i walked around. I think it was also like. I was probably a. I probably thought. I was smarter than everyone like i walked around. I know that michael jordan. Yeah i've i've heard of that already do all that don't care do all that and then i just went to the court put up shots and they had the peach baskets you know what it means to shoot into the baskets Not a very forgiving rim. But a lot of fun to shoot on those and yeah like you said i mean. It's it's not. We went to the indiana basketball hall of fame During the final four. I feel like that was more catered to specific moments in time and they'd had been you know what i mean it's kind of it's more thought out. It does feel like this hall of fame. They're so much that they're trying to pack into the sprays that they just have like. It's a little bit here a little bit. They're a little reminder here so like. I said if you wanted to go for one player that you're like i want to really get in on bill russell. It might not. You might need to go to the bill russell hall of fame. Which i'm sure there's probably one of those two or like you know wherever he has his whole setup but it was a great time to see this many. I mean. this was the most basketball people i've ever seen in one place ever in my life. You know what. I mean like so like some early yet. Oh my god i i. I went to the bathroom. I run into. i ran into erik. Spoelstra pat riley ray. Allen and bathroom was walking to the bathroom. They were coming out. And i was like. What are you guys doing. Now i'm kidding but like you you just go you literally walk around and you would see any everybody and it was also like my first time Kind of seeing like i said the pecking order of the totem pole. So to speak like lebrons deep. He's way back here. You know what. I mean like bill. Russell was number one. And then you and then you can find a kind of fill in the gaps in between but there's also generational divides. There was a huge like rivalry that no tension that was brewing in the room. Because chris bosh is getting in with his miami heat crew. Paul pierce is getting in obviously with the celtics. Grew so like doc rivers k. g. Paul pierce is sitting here. Chris baas d. Wade pat riley lebron james ray allen sitting over here and you know i was fortunate enough to see the seeding the way it was set up before they actually had the event and ray allen was next to doc rivers and ray allen interested to miami heat territory so that was the big up to see. Well i mean it when it actually happened that actual ceremony he was with the heat. So if you ever wondered like what side rayon is on. And i mean i guess we all know but it was official at the hall of fame. You know you. Kind of saw enemy lines And rayon is on the other side g. paul pierce doc rivers on one side. And you know. I'm in a fantasy football league with k. G. paul pierce. They're both great guys. Paul pierce said. There's no bad blood between him around that he loves ray allen so you know there. There's nothing that's really brewing. Other than the fact that it does seem like rayon has been adopted by the heat. You know what i mean. He's a part of heat. Culture pat riley was sit behind all of them it was. I learned a lot about the the social setup of basketball at large this weekend. Brielle and i learned from twitter. That one famous tweet of his that he does love switching back and forth. Jim we do know that about re nice nice but yeah i mean. Those are the big takeaways bill. Russell is amazing to see bill. Russell in person You know i saw. How do they sit. The the the The the celtics versus the he was was was there like a like the guys you get on the front row right like in a in. A hierarchy to the hall of famers themselves was well. I don't think it's you know. I don't think it's necessarily a thing. That's it's it's an unspoken jay right like midway bac right so that that's where we're saying like i mean i mean the the guys getting inducted. This time. the guys inducted a front row their front row their front row. So sweats like a like a better front row. Who who was the head of the class. I mean bill. Russell had his own row. Not even kidding bill russell. There the normal seats bill. Russell had three seats that were literally in front of those seats. Just like set the tone. Is it like bill. Russell is better. You're getting inducted today. But you'll never be better than me. Just absolutely bill. Russell went up on stage like it was every legend imaginable. That went up with him. You know it's like spencer. Haywood comes out of nowhere. Dr j. walked them up. You know doctor. Jay is front of the class. You know what. I mean spencer. Haywood is front of the class because these guys in the basketball world. It's like you know we. We have the media. Perception in the fan perception of who's the greatest. Yeah but then like the guys that played the game. No who is. So then it's an understood like totem pole as to where you sit where you stand where you can be. You know what i mean. Yeah dr j. And like some of these guys. They're just on a different echelons michael jordan would defer to dr j. in these bill right. You know right. 'cause that's what it is. That's that's the game you're playing and it's funny to see like d. Wade and lebron and those guys exists in this world because in the media fan perspective. You're like lebron the room. All eyes are on the brian. And like i didn't even see lebron us over there and i was like. Oh lebron is here. You know what i mean like michael's year lebron's here. You know what i mean and then like oh is that is interesting. Yes i guess you take that exact room of people and put it in a casino in vegas summer league and the dynamics are completely different. No running over to spencer haywood in his like you know but at the hall of fame. That's the one room. Where like almost the older you are the cooler. You are or just legendary. Yeah yeah exactly. You know barkley and i. It's it's cool to see the separate generations kind of interact with each other and pay that homage but like doctor. J. the coolest one in the room you know there. There's just there's levels all of it and there's also it was so long such a long ceremony you know what i mean like the chris. Webber was first. He gives us great speeches. He goes through it all and technical foul technical. Yeah i know it was great for Making all these connections with everything. I wanted to shout woody. durham As he was doing it. But yeah i mean every single one of these guys had their own journey own story their own legend to think like i said isaiah thomas was there and he apparently talked to chris webber in high school when he was having a real down patch and was like i got your back. Whatever you need like. I'm i'm here for you like that. Meant a lot to me. And i was like damn isaiah. Thomas cares about me. Yeah and you know they. Chris weber's mom and dad. They're like ball and cry. You know what i mean. It's just a real. It's it's like it's a finish line. it was it was beautiful to see and Got some great stories. And you know howard garfinkel Got into the hall of fame five star basketball camp. I'm doing a little series on him and You know to to have ahmad rashad. Who i love. He's like my hero As far as being a broadcaster do all that stuff. It was all it all just kind of came in line. Rashad is unbelievable agent. He's he he should be. He has to be yes inside stuff with ahmad rashad so we were reminiscent Right before the show about you're watching. He was very happy on saturday about the oregon ducks about that. Who cares who cares stupid trap game. It was a traffic honestly always a champion match match. We weren't making shots. Pet fasted bad some kid to go. That was a bad match also shelter. Toni kukoc i love toni. Kukoc also gotten hall of fame and also made the point known that if you played team basketball you'll get your individual accolades in the world of brand building and all this other. Bs that we all have every every every single guy that took a poop in the boston. Celtics locker room sixties or seventies is in the hall of fame every single game every every one of satch sanders in the hall literally. It's unbelievable yeah. I wonder if the guys from the oem celtics dynasty. If all those guys are they're all there i mean. Kendrick perkins get in excalibur is only one commentator and contributor what dynasty better the the heat two year titled dynasty with the broaden delayed or the celtics one year title dynasty. What's like the celtics i just do. The celtics had three years right that they were really like. Oh eight oh nine. Two thousand ten and then the the heat had four years so i think you have to give it to the heat but like as idols versus title. That was sitting in the room. Right it's like the tension brewing of these. You know kind of like the the pisses as baby together and at the same time. You're like you guys should just you know you've mentioned her that rashad. They've got me because we were. We were talking before we sat down. And do the show about your white. What were you watching some nickelodeon documentary. Just just eat members left and right talking about louis and now i'm thinking about bhadra shod inside stuff. Oh my god. It's so good it's the everything is orange. You know what i mean aren't as a happy color. And that's why nickelodeon they really leaned into the orange. You look at the basketball hall of fame. Everything's orange five star basketball orange arches a happy color. Orange is a good color. You know what i mean and i. I didn't really understand that. But then when you're watching this This nickelodeon doc you know. They're talking about these things and like being able to have a a brand like mtv. That was it could be manipulated. It could be different things but at the end of the day. it's always distinct. It's always that. Aren't you know what. I mean that that's kind of slapped across the face as you're your kid you're just like oh that's nick i but then you think about all the thoughts you know it was great. I love nickelodeon nickelodeon the best and that whole team. I mean the shows that they brought in were like they were like we need three. Tv shows and they go out and it's like we got dog. We got rug. Like you know what i mean. It's like everything they did was a hit. Unbelievable hit after hit hit. After hit disney. disney couldn't keep up and then they really disney took their president bought her away. You know what i mean. Isn't he bought dog right. I remember i remember doug being on. Abc that was a huge scandal. When that'll happen and suddenly turned on. Nickelodeon jenkins i couldn't find. Doug doug was on like abc on saturday. What the hell's happening recess. Yeah i liked it. I love recess. Great show. I don't know i personally believe that. The world is better During that era that i was a kid and then it was coming through. I personally. That's a big you know. All other eras look era. When i had no responsibility and just watch cartoons and ahmad rashad on inside the hull. God madrasha so. I think we should do we as a society should do everything we can to go back to those times agreed. I didn't get out of these times. that's for sure. How can we talk about your times this weekend. We can't i mean is that you know that else hall of fame the hall of fame and so this is the hall of fame that when dick by towels lose mine bob huggins not being in. It's this one. yes it's not. The college one about the west virginia was the naismith. It's the this is the naismith. Yes this is actually called the naismith. This is called the naismith hall of fame. It's the who paul for this is the problem. There's like twelve. No this james day smith in springfield massachusetts the founder. I gotta be honest. I don't know that. I ever thought it was just the basketball because like even i'm looking at the shirt you're wearing right here says basketball hall of fame on the low. I mean that's that's the branding of colored. It's what are we doing. The naismith hall of fame on the naismith the logo something else nicole. Who paul smith. Confused hall of fame is implicit. Because if we're talking basketball it goes back to the founder. You know what i mean. We're talking about flight. He goes to the wright. Brothers typically just likes north carolina flight brothers. You know what i mean. Who just like james naismith were not from the place invented. The that's it that's all. We gotta work on the branding. I think that's a it's the hoople advocates because the the baseball's not the doubleday hall of fame every hall of fame has its own distinct. I love i love canton. I love that it's in canton and it's kind of like springfield it's like what else is year. Just the basketball fame and they do. Love basketball had a lot of great conversations with locals bartenders. Whoever spring food that is a. That's a bummer. Though that in springfield mess. I said rick ataman gotten hall of famer this this guy that was sitting at the bar and he starts just going off of that how much he loves her cattleman and i didn't even know i mean. Greek ataman is one of the people. But i i was like these. People are best if you let. Let's take carolina in indiana out of the equation. Because that's our answer for both. Obviously that's pretty Pretty obvious if you have to move the basketball hall of fame from springfield where we lawrence kansas. You answer that too fast. Kansas number two basketball home. Because i like wehrley connects to you know like the elbert road darcy. You know what i mean. I don't know. Kansas feels like a like a home base of some sort. It's like yet dean smith from there you know. I don't know it's like i'm trying to move. We should sell a cartoon. Nickelodeon where cartoon james naismith is. Come from canada. He little james. He finds these magic jelly beans named springfield massachusetts and he has to take them to lawrence kansas and along the way he's going through indiana spills a bunch of them. Yeah and then. Basketball grows in indiana as he gets the large. Johnny appleseed girl you're grows diverts to lexington and louisville goes down because i think over columbia missouri because kentucky kentucky will be very up in arms because they're like it should be us. Why aren't you mentioning. Kentucky is a you could put kentucky in the mix there. I wouldn't be upset about that. Kansas city is not a bad one. Lawrence lawrenson bed lawrence is a little lords is slightly too far from kansas city. Wichita maybe yeah Or just put it yeah. We're i think we're alert lawrence makes sense. I guess i guess putting like new york or la. No i mean they would. They would argue. You should just do it and put it in. Yonkers put it in. Vegas is like a pop up shop for some jim. Saying yonkers agreeing yonkers. The mecca of basketball is. Everyone is causing madison square garden of l. l. johnson. Billy joel joel. He had his number retired. Sold out straight. That's awesome taylor. Swift esser retired at the staple center. That's right. I remember speaking of kansas city. I remember going to the big twelve tournament. Got his probably close to ten years ago. Yes and they had one banner in the Is that called sprint center in kansas city to i would maybe at one point they have one banner in there because they built this facility as people were doing probably still doing where you build an arena. And you're like if you build it. They will come. We'll build the. I'm sure we'll get into. Bat even a hockey team and everything else. That didn't happen so they just got this a rain in kansas city that has never hosted like a team and they have one banner hanging and it was garth brooks played a concert. David garth brooks garth brooks gus speaking of banners miami heat they are they are the king of banners did not know this. I found this out this weekend. The miami heat retired. Michael jordan's jersey. Are you know i've known that for. Maybe maybe it was like southern lost in the retired dan. marino's to miami. You lost my archives like this weekend. So guy said to me with a straight face and i was like what wait. That's the ultimate respect though. I think that's why. I like the miami heat. A little bit does doesn't bam where number thirteen now. So how's marino knows so. You can't wear miami dolphins jersey. I play basketball. Gotta banner for the gold medal. He's getting a pan-arab so up there. The miami heat the heat culture. We gotta get dunkin back banners. Like if you do something. That is disgraceful. Nine horn also retired. Yeah that's pretty good. Should we take a break. I want to talk about collective one story but we got to. We've got a shift to shift gears here. Let's take a break. We'll come back and talk about it. Great stock better friends bruce. When you think of self-improvement you probably think about like redid some Oprah book club books about losing a little weight although stuff come to mind you know probably doesn't come to. Your mind is taking care of your teeth. 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It's gyco easy visit. Geico dot com. that's geico dot com back to tyson. Take our jim what he should we start with. Just the story. We wanted to to share date the ritual. It was also the okay. What we'll start. So the this was as i said at the top of guys you guys are in columbus ohio or anywhere else. Is the dosage college. Football route vibe. Off the charts. Clicks quick plug. We're going to be a norm in this weekend. Shout out though coming to apologize to lincoln riley league rally. I love you. you're the best alerts weekend we're coming to curse your program congrats nebraska over easy use offense coordinator in great guy lincoln riley. He's got a good name. That's a football was so nice to me when i was a beat reporter back in the day. I'm big fan. Please please give him a w okay. Don't lose. I mean their playing nebraska. So i thought this was about me back to you forest so the vibes. The vibes are completely off the whole trip. I have. I have back pain from the light which people don't wanna hear about travel complaints. But i'm just reporting the facts have back pain. I had a the people at fox. Were asking me like where the restaurants we should go to like the fun little lunch spots. What have you. I shit you not three came to mind three came to mind. There was a easy living deli lane Which is over an upper arlington. And you swing by. Got a bunch of buckeye memorabilia. Pretty sure they give free sandwiches to any ohio state. Athlete and this shutdown. Say probably like you can't do this. Show tattoos no single sandwiches. But i go there. The building is completely demolished. Their building apartment complex. They're nice nancy's shortbread nancy's home cooking. Which is my my favorite place in columbus. it's a hole in the wall and cliftonville north of campus. I took kyle crichton there. He thought it was disgusting. That's remember the story. yeah. I remember that too salty too much butter. I'm like dude. That's the mid west. Let's talk about actually came back and convened about that. These people not to make food. I'll take the south. Yeah and then he goes to the subway tells you talking about dude. A yoga met nancy like it was that it was. Kyle say how you've never turned down. Whatever nancy's i wanted to take jim. Jim kept asking me. I told jimbo's close like twelve times. And then he was still like we. Sure she taught nancy's i still want chicken noodles and that was closed and then the third place was a pizza place that i've never eaten when the sun's out only read it when i was drunk coming the bars catfish abyss on campus. It was perfect between high street. Where my dorm was freshman year and you walked from from the the the bar area back to the dorm. You stop at cash with the whole thing. I was like i'm gonna go down memory lane. We're going to have someone of burn the shit out of the roof of my mouth. Feel nineteen again. This is going to be great permanently closed so this is my experience. This is going back to college in this era too because it's the same thing in chapel hill it's like everything that were staples have been bought out by places like steve. Yes and now. They have built targets and all these other places apartment buildings like all commercial targets. We need more so that happens like right away. This i'm talking like this is wednesday. Thursday college is like can be broken down to if it's a target nearby or a walmart nearby but one of the others gonna be there So then friday. We do a live show at the varsity club the only the only bar on campus. There's one bar on. Ohio state's campus a lot of people not from ohio. We'll talk to me about like arduous celebrity on like no. I'm not a celebrity in ohio. But i will say like if there's one place on earth where people recognize me more than anywhere else it's columbus it's because of my association with ohio state and even in spite of that date and even spite of the idea of like me going to a place where people quote unquote know me There is still only one place where they actually like recognized publicly. Put like jersey on you. Know all these college towns autographs class. But there's only one place where you can find anything mark titus related. It is the varsity club we were doing the live show. I was excited to show off for the crew at fox that was with us. We're gonna club for the live show right behind you if you're looking at the set of you're watching on youtube that's what you're expecting to be a wall you're jersey's a little picture of me and it's signed and i i wrote To varsity club my favorite spot on campus or something like the best bottle campus. And then i signed it. Put number thirty four and they. They hung it up newroz hanging. I was ready to walk in and show the crew. And be like oh. What's this little about that. You know i had this whole thing. He built my head because it is right when you walk in as soon as you walk in the door. It's like off to the side on the right there. What i thought was prime position tate. We walk in. They have now put like a little tree ride front of it. I kid you not. There is a tree that the a potted plant of some sort trees. That is now blooming. Shit you cannot see. You cannot see my my setup z. A. bush bush bush. Bush has been planted by. It's like it's not even there So i i walk it. I see that. I'm like vibes off. Not loving it. But i'm not going. Tell them to move the ball. I'm like that's the way it goes also knew that you were coming. So they decide to leave the bush there. They probably put it there. Because i do so then. Fast forward to the showtime. We're doing a show varsity club. Everyone at fox is like. I'm sure all your people are gonna com nuts. I i can't. I can't like they build up in my head where there's pressure on me. We're this isn't like woodstock type crowd. Yeah something's gone horribly wrong all the people there We show up at three o'clock. The shows at five on a friday because varsity club. I believe they to get in and get out so they wouldn't give us like primetime time So it's like five. pm five. I get there three. The place is packed with oregon fans. And they're all sitting there waiting for they're just like the show. Yeah there's a lady a dose of what are the guys is like. Yeah we'll come to my hotel. And there's a lady that walks up to me. Yeah worked for dosage. He's we're doing this live. Show yes you come to it. And he's telling me that. I'm like why are we telling oregon. I what is going on so oregon fans like all the tables. What is happening off there. I'm getting to a point. I promise fast forward. it's saturday. it's game day out. We flushed it off. It's like we're we're gonna win the game like maybe there's there's some sliver of hope where all of this will will come to a head and like all the bad to set up to the good. Yeah you like. I'm trudging along for at the end of this that we leave with w. yes there's a. There's a nice words jameis winston. We're gonna eat a w that's all going to be fine. That didn't happen in the first half as we know how state did not play. Well the i f. We soon found out. They've been not play. Well the whole game put in the first half. It's not going well but but what half time you can always say. We're second half the second half team. Yeah so right as the first half is winding down. I get invited to a sweet or or just going to put it that way that there are via my connections with ohio state. I get it. I i i invite up to sweet and i was like well. I don't know if i can go up there. Because i have charlotte with me. I have jim with me It's this whole deal should bring a both while come onto this. We've talked about this like we. We talked about last week. Lift while you climb where you lift why you climb the idea being in the suite. The idea bring others into the sweet. It's like the dream up to this. We long story short. The i. I don't know how to tell us without revealing too much about what all happened because we don't want to get is okay other get up to the sweet i get up there and i'm like i'm just gonna do what i always do in these situations stain off to the corner and not make a sound and i'm just gonna sit there and like be what what's what's the the guy on arrested development that never wants to be seen. The tony house character worries like always hiding behind buster. The one of the bids were hiding. Yeah that's me sweets. Thought it was the. The lawyer detected the private-equity. I'm always. I'm always like i'm definitely in the ways. Oh sorry sorry sorry. Excuse me and we get up there and the The guy who invited me up like Egos have whatever you want. And i'll say i'm good. I'm not hungry thirsty. Has i swear to. God better eat. I'm like all right. All these grab a chicken finger and grab a diet coke. And i'm just sitting there eating chicken fingers gyms with me. He does. the same makes a nice little play. The food charlotte makes a plate of food. Everything's going well vibes or flow in Were there for at the start of the second-half oregon rips off. Like a seventy seven touchdown. Run now as this is happening. Charlotte like walks in front of some people in the sweet and goes in like sits down and one of the chairs the head. They all have like name plates. The this week probably holds. Like i dunno like thirty people in a. There's like ten there so it's like pretty empty. I dunno where everyone else the bathroom. who knows. maybe they're on what the hell is going up. But the all the chairs have names on them and and it's pretty clear that they're like reserve. Charlotte must not have seen that and she just like sits down and his dislike. You know a rick. James to stop it on the couch. But she chooses the do this. At the worst time as organ ripping off like the guy is at the running at fifty our line. There's like four buckeyes running after him yards behind him and it's clear what's happening. Excuse me excuse me. I'm gonna come through and she sits down and it was just like horrible timing and if you know anything about a place like ohio state which is probably true of carolina with with basketball more so but those people are the most irritable people owner when things are not going. Well delivered i. It's it's like no if someone would call my house during a carolina baseball football or basketball game. Yes my parents would be like. My dad would answer to say. Are you crazy. Why would you ever call during a basketball game. And then hang up on them. It'd be actually upset. Jesus christ came back as carolina is losing to do combat. Yes sir so picture. That sort of seeing that charlotte. What she did was innocent enough. It's not the timing was brutal but like that's one of those things where it's like You know there. There's like social like there's like social norms. Lx if you ever went to sports or like have you ever went to a game in your life. You probably have like that understanding. Yeah yeah but i know what you're saying. But like especially with these diehard teams like that you don't like these college teams saying think it's a lifestyle. We want and madison. They've rolled out the red carpet for us near like. Do whatever you want. Everyone would just going around like you know all right. This is crazy. They let us on a wagon. Where it's a whole deal. I thought i was going to like hold extra points. If some point wisconsin the access they were giving us So i think is a small part of that where the rub off and i was. I knew i read the situation because i have. I've been in ohio state I enrolled in two thousand sixteen. I have been affiliated with the basketball program athletic department. Whatever at ohio state for fifteen years. And i have never once even so much sniff. A suite at ohio stadium. I've been no thousand games. Never i've never really had good tickets at these games. Yeah but as you know fate was looking down on me. And i was like this is this is a great moment so anyway charlotte does that as this happens One of the women. In the sweet. Who i later found out it was her. She was married to the guy. Sweet it was Says to charlotte. that's not your seat and it's like i'm sorry. Excuse me and she. She walks back over then she follows charlotte over to charlotte comes and sits back to where jim and our city and she says to all of i in fact i think all of you aren't supposed to be here and i was like i know i understand what it looks like understand because jim. We have a picture of jim jim was wearing. Jim was wearing an ohio. Stupid did a picture that type of person that you gotta sweden help buttoned up. Their agenda gyms rolled up like that. Yeah they get khaki pants on. Jim's got a bandanna on so. I i have bluster. Because they're like you're not supposed to be here and clear not but i also don't know what to do so i i kind of play the. Do you know who. I am thing because i know that play. I was like yeah. You're not wrong. we were. We didn't set this up ahead of time. I was asked up here. I play basketball here. Maybe you've heard of me. I hope gotta hope you've heard me because if not the we're arrested. She had her to me. She's like yeah. I kind of know who you are. But who are these people. And i was like well you know there. You don't get plus twos there there. I did my best to defuse the situation. And everything's fine. Jim just sitting over there just like staying out of the way to sharlet kind of learned her lesson of that experience. She's kind of saying and then Oregon basically scores another touchdown or like something happens like we turn it over. You know something. Something happens to where there's like more irritable situation going and everyone is very superstitious in these types of situations so they assume the year bringing the bad juju. If we would've caught you weirdly enough. I thought i was bring the bad juju in the first half by be down on the field. But if i go to the sweet maybe this'll help juju. Not because so something something bad happens. She like almost all in one motion takes it out on us and just turns into like mark premier and i was like i'm stupid enough to think she's going to be like i love your book more. Just wanted to tell you about. It actually do love your work. So she's like mark what's up. She's like they can't be here and i was like. What do you mean she goes. You can't be here. And she pointer finger. My face date and i was like i'm now like super fluster. I'm like i didn't want to be. I was i was asked i. Where's the husband where we're am i so all this is going down a point. They were bad vibes. Bad my bad vibes. Suddenly there were good vibes. I was like something good is happening. Is that turns out. I was being fed. The i joe pesci goodfellas walking into the room was like wow look at all this great food you so. She's pointing the finger. My face says this is inappropriate. You don't belong here. Yeah and then she poised to jim and this is the whole point of telling the story and she goes. Who's this guy. He's drunk. And i wasn't drunk at all get thrown out for being drunk when i'm not drunk. One time jim cody and his life is not drunk seriously. Lady i be dressed young. But i am not i was minding my own business like drinking soda was like thinking about nine. Eleven like zoned out. She just yells. Who is this drunk here. I'm like what the which is like gyms father's f. She shots of randomly bystander. Just family your dad. Is all jokes aside ulcers this. Your dad was a firefighter. Yeah york city actually. Having a moment of silence overtaxed drunk very would david texting. He's having a moment silence. Where the brownies you jim we've been. We've been out with jim when he is Been maybe served brown even act out with fifteen point like it wasn't like jim was like being too friendly. It wasn't jim was sitting and new out of the way he by myself. He literally like. If i was just senator over under at words that jim said while he was in the sweet one and a half i think he did not open his mouth he was he was he was his eyes. Were heavy because we had a law week of of shooting stuff and traveling you know and so finally. After a long week jim cunningham finds himself in air conditioned room then with a comfortable chair and he's just sitting there with his hands between his lap after his chicken fingers. Yeah selecting reflected on his is slightly heavy out. This guys get things drunk idiot. Eddie best explained the whole situation reacted you give. Go get to stray from this. Meanwhile fox fox wants jim to. Because like we're we're supposed to be doing like throughout the game like jim splits economy filming media social so i ideally jim and i kind of stick together the whole time part of me is like how do i kick jim. But that also was like. I'm not gonna kick jim out because he's obviously not drunk and also i need to be with them so i just. I was so flustered by the whole thing. I try to explain it. She's like i was like he's not he's and he goes. I don't care what he is. He's your he's your responsibility here. And i'm going to have drinks in here. They didn't have the belligerent. One which is the crazy part. You got the guy who owned the sweet. Dad was gone the dead genius because he he saw he saw the visor all and he was thinking. My wife is gonna lose her mind on me. If we're losing this game. I need someone i need someone to get. He foisted you guys into know. What else hilarious mike county. There is in watching the whole thing. Type that drug addi look like got under all right. Mark z. lady man. i do not know. That'd be dude. I i don't i later found out. Who was i later learned. I started asking around. I found out more about the guy i found out about the and the guy was a fan. The guy was a fan of mike way back when and that's how he knew me it was like it was it. Was this weird connection of so like muslims in my life. They're trying to make sure that he he kept like the line of deation you and him and like most things in my life. I got into this situation. Because i knew my. That's that was basically. And i knew that and i was just sort of like you know this but greg during this who knows gregory the corner beers you another. Let me say yes. Ma'am it was. The most was the whole scene. If i was trying to explain it to people that felt like i was watching you watch. Television shows movies. The villains are always so straight-forward because their kids can't understand nuance and if you have like a villain who'd intentions but like was sort of mean it's a little too fuzzy so you have to make the villain. Just be like kerala deville. I wanna kill puppies. It's like okay. I get that bad. Yes she's been. That's how this this was so brazenly at lady. You don't belong here destruct. I like look double chicken chocolate. So i was so flustered. I didn't know how to handle it. I thought about trying to put the fire out. I thought about turn to. It'd be like mike. Help me out. But i feel like i used all of those cards back mike. Help me out. I feel like my mic is like two thousand eight. I ran out of those house. Just i looked at charlotte's like having a great time. Just like crossing her arms like watching the football game and and people totally no idea that we're getting called names and she's like oh my god. This is so awesome mark sitting in the back by my love poetry. So i grabbed charlotte. Charlotte i other shoulder. I we get out here and the man this lady couple on the show it was. Ucla ucla women to the ucla basketball game. It was like that lady. Like put on ohio state stuff down this sweet but i guess that's the lesson. Is that these people everywhere. That's also like when you're losing you know you're you're upset like you said and you're trying to find like the outlet to turn on. Everyone is every fan. You know what i mean. Usually it's like your spouse sir like usually it's someone in close proximity the dead obviously got mike sprint probably hated the dad was probably like i always hated that. This guy didn't take it seriously. he's on a team. Yeah he's gonna today to the more than mayor. They're gonna have a field day today. Karen have fun sweetie. I'm going to go get a drink. Whatever we grits. It was really uncomfortable even so we leave the doors. Not even close to the gyms already like once. Pitch is probably valid question. What the hell was that drug. Shut up. I'm trying to mourn con candy. Leila you're you're back to the concourse level. They left the game that we had feel passes. So we all three go back down charlotte charlotte show. That goes stearns me. And she's like the fox people say we're going to get on tv. We want back down to the field. You're going to cut to us on tv and if you were watching the game. There's a point where it cuts to charlotte wilder owes to the dosage ultimate college. Football road trip. And she's wild waves noticeably absent with me and the reason. I was noticeably. Absent is because we walked back down at this point all the commotion. That's happened in the sweet. I've kind of lost time score. Guy sumer losing. I assume it's latent. I don i look up ohio. It was the the sequence win. Ohio state fourth down and we threw a pass to the zone. And it was incomplete and we turn it over on downs right there and we were down like fourteen at the time and it was like six minutes left in the quarter. That happens and i'm just running through my head. I'm like buckeyes playing like ass. I've had bad vibes his whole trip. Yeah i do this just happened. I'm reeling from that. Jim's dislike walking around just like shovel but also thinking about joining gyms. Like if you think. I'm drawing. I'm gonna go get drunk. They a worried yeah. I'm just looking around at the situation. And then and then. I tried to distract myself so i pull my phone and i think like maybe i can look at other something else going on. You know so i pull my phone. I'm like checking other scores. Check in twitter's surely there's some much going on and they can strike me by entire mentions is ohio state fan saying. Tightest your curse. Yes please leave. Yes one after another leave leave. It's our only chance you have to leave. Please leave. Please leave so i was like it and then that lady came out of nowhere. You gotta start spraying water bottle pet dog so the little broom i walked. I was staying at the graduate in the short north close to downtown. I walked from just to to decompress. Oh yourself by myself. I walked from the horseshoe all the way back to the hotel. It is not a short walk. No and by the time that by the time i get back to the hotel's teat it's become a ballgame ish state has the ball and i the whole time like people are texting crazy because like good and bad. They're like all buckeyes. Look like shit other kinds like some kind of sort of falling in. And i'm walking down the street. A high streets were those all the bars are and and i'm walking down every so often you hear like a one of the bars. Cheer cheer. maybe we're in it. Or maybe they're just sharon 'cause they saw charlotte get on. Tv again. shared about. I finally make it back to the hotel and and i think my mom or someone had texted me. Like buckeyes aren't dead yet or something a Sounds like i'll turn it on. I turned it on. Stroud throws an interception the titus kerr's interception right away. I was like i'll be so. They made that entire comeback as i was walking. They they got back into the game as walking from you were thinking about it. I think you've got. I think you convince yourself where the curse. Therefore you became the curse. You know what. I mean kind of like what you said about the bad vibes once. You convince yourself that there were bad vibes. Then there were the worst of all the the band kid that fell on the you saw that the banking running out. So i didn't i didn't watch the game. There's jimmy get drunk jim. Jim took this video. Yeah yeah yeah so. We were standing right here as has happened this. I'm standing next to gym. He's he's all over the place because he's drunk with video. If you're watching. Oh my god never mind the lady. Now go wild jeff gibbs. Yeah what the hell was hammered care. We go drum. It's not just that the drum major fell take that it two days before on thursday we went to band practice and i talked to that kid and that kid. Like legitimately new. I was and he was like excited to meet me. And he was like dude. I read your book man. It was so funny and then that kids. French shows up the band practice because he knew i was there to see the kid. His friend was giving me a t shirt and like being like we. We love you like tight some getting real comfortable. Each it I i'm getting real comfortable this kid. And then we start interviewing him. And i just start thrown out all these ideas about him messing up because i just thought he'd never thought that this would be what it came to. He's doing this interview with you. I wouldn't be on injured fifty eight. It's not just that it happened that i introduced this idea to him by when we're always talking about because you're watching these band practice. They are so regimented and so like if they had like two tanks walking next to them. You'd think it's like north korea footage way. They're they're just so like militaristic about where it's so impressive. How good they are so my brain just like what if they weren't like that. What if they screwed up somehow. Who would it fall on. And i was like. It's probably that guy so it was an interview. And i'm like what have you thought about when you're doing script ohio just like running around and throw in the tight like and you can go viral. That would be sick. I'm like saying all the shit them. I'm like what if you what if you did this this or this. And and it was chaos. And he's like no you know it's funny but i would never i would never viral days later. This is. this is the first moment he comes onto onto the field after the interview. Yeah they all this. He hasn't even stepped put on the field yet. This this is the busy busy. Always run out of the tunnel but it did feel like it seemed like he was it was just too much for that is the the band comes down the ramp. They all like spread out and getting their position and then they all stand there and march in place there waiting for the drum major run down the tunnel and then he runs into the front of and then he leads them on a march down. The that's how it works so we always so drum major had not even he had not even set foot on the field for to start the season because this is the first home game so the drum major. This season had not even set foot on the field and he wipes out and not only wipes out. Jim neier standing ten yards away from a message and he had to get scraped up mean it's concrete that he fell. He fell head for the only thing. I saw the game. I was not watching the football game. I was you know all around all around the place. But i always always on twitter. Was him do that. And then i had looked at the score. Anything and i was like. That's a bad omen. You i mean. That's that's the only thing i said. I saw him fall down as we were correct. You know what i mean. I didn't know you interviewed him. This is all like watching from afar was like that's not. That's not good news for anyone happen to carolina. I'm like we're losing today. I mean there's just like i'm dead superstitious. So that that was that was talked to this man and then this happened. That was my whole weekend though like all that stuff leading up to that happily pleaded for a moment in time tate. We get invited to this sweet only for jimmy and his face say columbus ohio real. I wanna have the debt on the show. That guy was a genius. Had all just saw him fall and put all their instruments down number. Like we can't do. It would be yeah that would revert to drove minor and major. What's your major did columbus. Oh yeah it was great. You advise hospitable. People couldn't be friendlier. This drug out of bedrock. They're cheering Taking a knee cry. Paul learned my hands. Good people flip my table data. It was the What's the name of the house while y'all enough to chat. Do you know what i'm talking about. She's screaming and then there's the cat. Does it happen. If charlotte doesn't sit down. This is this is what i don't wanna point fingers at charlotte now. I think it's still possible. I think she was. Writing is like because i do think that it was a it was a marriage of the two. I think she wanted to have a reason to yell. At you got it was a powder keg in. Yeah i think so. Yeah because i was the keg drink guys hammered. But that's how that's how ohio visit. I i realized it in myself as i was walking from the stadium. Back to the back to the hotel. That i was like. You're obviously a bad mood because your team loses. But you're a become like a bad person you like. If i saw grandma like walking on the street i sort of pushed out whereas walking back the lady get outta my like we said with with the with your dad. Watching the day dawned on me. That i it. This happens to be happens to every house that i think that's what it was. I think people but the people around you usually like are in the same sphere or understand the the social norm of that so like i know in north carolina loses. I'm not gonna call home immediately and like try to talk to my dad. Get thirty minutes. He can hear you. Then i'll call in and we'll check in and we'll see what's up. You know what i mean but like if you're in the heat of the moment it's not your school you know what i mean and also like mike of being honest. I could've used a little more intensity for. Mike is the nicest guy in the world that mike is also like. He loves ohio state. Why watch football as the many times. And he gets into and loves him but at the same time. If we're losing by fourteen. Mike michael just guy it's tough and that's that's that's stuff and he goes up because he's my colleen he's gonna make four hundred million dollars is gonna kill my money. We have. I have nothing else in my life but buckeyes football idea. But i do think mike have helped. I don't want to put it on. Shirley i don't wanna put it on mike but i think mike could help based on what i've heard i mean. Does he not step in. And at least be like a marxist guy i drunk she probably the lady the lady turn the bike and warpath the lady turns the my and says. Do you know these people. It's like oh she may have guy context mlb umpire. You know what i mean. It's like so it out leslie nielsen back off. I mean the term power trip. Sometimes that lady was those borders turned the incredible hulk like big tall lady. Do you have any distinct qualities like it wasn't about ten feet tall like cake moment and the gym is like i'm trying to just sit here. And he was a coffee and she's like get course. The drug irish coffee screening ohio. It was cool. I wish cow creighton. Was there for that whole moment. Catalina left colorado start lighting cigarettes pukhan over on the side of the story guys going to be in the sweet and that you know in the outside area where the seats are. Jim was smoking a cigarette. I have sweet etiquette am. That's what makes it so read. I know how it works. I was up there meeting food. I didn't even attempt to look at the field seriously. I couldn't see the field. No kidding mike. Like there. And everything and i was like. I'm just gonna sit right here by myself just like this. We were in the sexual. You blame the band and it was like in school if someone throws something at the teacher and then they turn around and they randomly called me out assuming. Everybody hates chris moment. The one time the the whole morning we were s- jim wanted to tailgate. We we had responsibilities with ours. We had to do so. I mean who doesn't want to tell you what we wanted to see some. Yeah like if we weren't working right under any other circumstance like you wanna be drawn game trying to gain. Weight is so funny. It was like you. Jim sitting there. I want nothing more in this world that have had a few beers out in the parking lot before the game. No he's out working now. Yeah working group din with drunks. I'm working on the next week. Norman oklahoma so if you own a sweet oklahoma invite us up. We'll gladly lincoln riley a win for you. I mean nebraska kid in nebraska. Would i need to figure out what i'm going to wear. I wanna at the elliott sooners. Where the head. I don't get on the wagon. I should there's a lotta wags yards. I diet to get on the wagon to look back on the wagner's or is it off your own the wagon you. When you're off the wagon united. You know i had a another way around. I think everything's over now instead of everything's down. It's all an inflammable or the same confusing. I think when you're off the wagon you drunk when you choose get off on the way. Yeah yeah. She's screaming that maniac. She walks car. Hobo gada here. you don't belong. You said when your head you can turn into a bad person. You don't mean so. Maybe the one i was so pissed i took my jug with the little four x.'s. On it and they're like i'm outta here my moonshine. Let out a big belt panther. I stood up with my fans stat my dignity. Actually i have another old lady story. Real quick. didn't get to tell you guys at on my flight home yesterday. Oh yeah very rarely. Do i let a person in the row behind me. Try to get off the plane before me essay already tried to do that. Actually leaving wisconsin. And i forgot i was on a smaller plane. And when i stood up to like block them almost paralysed myself so seriously my sister up at the airport. And i'm like yourself i'm like oh my god so anyway this little old ladies like can i go. I and i was like fine wearing like row. Twenty three and. I'm about to get my stuff my backpack so heavy my carry on so heavy and right as she steps in front of me in the aisle someone like. Oh no and she's like. Oh no and you okay and mike what is going on because i like holding my carry on trying to kill this lady and everything accident all over the aisles from rhode twenty-three all the way to the front of the plane right in front of me. I was the one person behind her. What was x. Number two irregular from the lady. That i let go in front of me never again my letting anyone go in front of me. I'm never doing anything nice to anyone again. And the old ladies shit. Her pants on the plane as you're getting off all over the floor like added the bottom of pants. Was it the lady from my band. Turn around now. Wait don't belong to all walk through her. I walked around it of his teeth china. I'm telling you how was going to say. I swear to god. Every flight goes on. We were on the sandwich. Movie normal tweets. We were on the same flights madison. The exact same way with both legs. It's not it's not a straight flight you have to get chicago. And then we both flights he had a story for me and i was six rows ahead of took away their eggs. Hard boiled eggs right next to me. Kelvin ahead of what is going on a doors an argument what are you talking about. I'm like passenger fifty seven. I do think that he has like. He's like the instigator. There should be a show like hearing was like who wants to say it's the first. Let's get the hell. Yeah what what else do we have. I mean i. I don't even think avenue other than we. We have to pay homage to coach k. As always thank you coach k. One last ride one last one. Last favor i player palo bench. Yes signing the two gay deal in deal. He will be in the game to k. Likes it actually probably not. Because that's that's yeah. I think at this season one thing i wanted to say we need to do an update of the number one players because jets head home holmgren of gonzaga. He was the number one year debates was the number one player palo bench era was the number one player so we just need to throughout the season. We'll pay watson. Was our number one player. So we'll do our rankings of the number one players. You know what i mean. So we'll see where they actually rank amongst the number ones because they can't all be number one so yes palo ben shapiro is winning this war right now. He's into k. But that's my only shot. Hayden watson is our number one right. He's definitely number one yeah. Ucla is my team. Just had a birthday paying watson. I saw nineteen thirty five star star. I just run doing five-star starts baby. All let's go h clapp five using. We're going to get on the show by the way we're going to get johnny. Let's do it. We have to get johnny johnny. Come close to the to the leader. We get johnny in studio right. Tell him to come over just hanging box. Slot coach think juiston loves them. He did the same thing with charles. Mathews's charles mathews title game you actually to ucla to get more pt. Yeah you know what i mean. That was actually coach cows. Can i talked to coach. Carlos weekend by the way five. Did ya give you one hundred dollar bill. You what the hell did. He stayed off the title basket basketball. Alumina you know what i mean. I was like oh my god tate or is it. I can't believe this. Yeah the only thing. I wanted to share that ray out part of the miami heat. Yeah that was the big scoop you know. I don't think anyone has it yet. Sweet did you know speaking of speaking of women who are overstepping their bounds. And i want to call out. This is a 'cause it's not. Oh wow this is a very personal call. That i'm on the phone. My mom who i. I was calling her on the drive into a lot. She tells me. I asked her what she was up today. She said that she was at a hendricks county retired teachers association conference which like what so all the all teachers that no longer teaching the county get together and just like just like what we used to do what we used to do and she ran into one of my altea jerry sack ran into one of my old teachers. Mrs loft miller. And apparently mrs miller was not kind to my mom and i just wanted off miller. The kid killed miller the kid killer when my mom. She's like she's like do you. Remember this is off miller. I was like yeah. The kid killer like i ran into her and i was like i think you had one of my kids and then she misses. Lav miller apparently goes. I had a lot of kids. I co taught over five thousand kids in my carribbean montlake. You don't bitch had a career to see. My mom would never say not say. Oh that's what i wonder. Is there like yeah da. I had a bunch of kids to like. what are you talking about. we're all teachers. Look where your nickname was law. So i wanted to call her out anyone listening. Just in case someone is listening and danville indiana. Where i grew up in mrs lawf- miller i don't forget you made an enemy out of me. I hated you're stupid class. I hated you're stupid. She taught like was his fourth grade. Fifth grade might have been english fifth grade fourth grade fourth grade flight that latest today but i think it was stupid. She had perfect cursive. She would always like writer name on the chalkboard and perfect cursive. I hated that i hated. You're stupid apples. All their loft miller l. o. f. l. o. Uga l. l. e. r. So not only might not scared of this. Getting back to mrs lav miller i want get back to mrs off miller. I hope you hear this. A fixture attitude fixture additive from a from a legend. I i wanna. And i also want to go on record every other teacher i had my life got me to where i am today except thank you. I think that's a good point to make sure that different except the tombstone hair that all by teachers you dare at this season except for ms lav lafontaine dare disrespect. My mother ever ever again laura legends. So there's one shot for me next on. I love that you just caught out. A retired teacher does she. Now she like ninety five years old shit back in the day. I i don't know how old she was smell to do. She had like teacher smell. Where it's like we get it. But you're you and i both had moms teachers but like they were also like they were half teacher half mom and so they are different being than just like teacher. You know what. I mean like those teachers. They actually have is in the back of their heads. You know what i mean. It's like a different kind of trench bowl. Yes what she was. She was half teacher. Have kid killer killer. We're wayne fixer. Job joe or you're afraid of the dark The only other shoutouts. I had mark vital sign with the chiefs. Practice squad wow. I didn't see that happening baylor baby. So that's pretty acceptable school. And then matt new orleans might be jesus. Because i saw he tweeted. A biggie source. Told him quote. You will walk on water before the biggest residents invite memphis to join the league so either memphis is never going to join the four matt. Norlander is jesus might be the messiah. I don't know we'll see we should. We should hit norlander to like we should get a glass plexiglass thing with having walked on it would memphis kids in criss angel did it dude criss angel dinner all the time on a and we can do that. We have a budget a budget for that. We do that all right. that's it. what a fun. Show whatever dig show ridiculous show. But i hope everyone enjoyed that. I learned a lot. I think jim learned his lesson. Reflect on your own time so ridiculous racist or something for drunks. it's yeah. I mean an irishman with. Abandon on sunglasses on. I mean i think he's drunk. Do i also had a baseball hat on sideways over. Greg oden football jersey. I wouldn't jersey if you wanna meet who was drunk in the suite or or myself. Or charlotte trump. We're gonna get norman. Oklahoma sooners listening. We'll be there this weekend. We're gonna do another show on friday. Yeah we're a live show on friday and we will be at the game saturday and invite us to your your luxury box lincoln. Riley get the w. come on coach. All right see guys just getting started with rich eisen season. Two is nfl centric with origin. Stories from al michaels. Joe buck and erin andrews. Why did you leave espn. I felt like i had done everything that i was going to be allowed to do there. I wanted to really be a part of the nfl. This sound so brady by done four championship games. I just knew. I was going to have a shot at the. Nfl is going to be at fox. So it's gone pretty well just getting started with rich eisen. Listen wherever you get your podcasts.

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Sweet 16  NCAA Tournament (Vegas Picks & Previews)

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Sweet 16 NCAA Tournament (Vegas Picks & Previews)

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But if you make any free pig requests, you get enough of those from the podcast speaking of that contention time here, we go. Welcome to RJ bells dream preview weekly winners from his wiseguy roundtable broadcasting from the pregamEcom studios in Las Vegas here is our Jay bell. That's right. And we have the Sweet Sixteen round or the end see a tournament with a jam packed wise guy roundtable by laugh, Brad, powers, all the 'cause Steve Vasotec and Ken Thomson, a huge underdog to return this week 'cause this was a bad week for now this and let me tell you then. Fazio's had an amazing NFL season and a horrible green bat season in the NFL. It's funny. When you go pro verses pro get yourself in spots. You're not happy with. Ego gets involved excetera. But man, oh, man gotta give him credit. He's back. How'd you do last weekend? But didn't realize until I just looked at the foreign paper for the love of God. Oh and five and RJ says odds are Katie wouldn't be your paper yesterday. I am Steve physic-. I went three and two. I one six hundred dollars, Tom. Brad powers and five and two I'm up six hundred dollars and somehow RJ went one and two. And I lost two hundred. But still a lot less than Ken. We lost a dime. Well, yeah. For you, big professional batter dimes. I guys this. And we could make a big deal that we actually have a cross fire. Best back. Then involves Ken Thomson cans on one side. One of the other pros for five hundred dollars is on the other. We could make a big deal for the first time ever. We have a cross continent. Crossfire? What does that mean? Why just made it up? Dave as slur on one side AJ Hoffman on the other remote cross continent. Crossfire instead will say we're going to give you each and every pick of the Sweet Sixteen from each and every pro so. Rotation. Order and luckily, Ken Thomson lay be clear. It's not cans best bat Ken is fading someone else's best bat, but the first game is cans best bad Purdue Tennessee line were using Tennessee favored by one and a half, Ken. I think Tennessee's gonna get a wake up call. The bow second half say struggled, no doubt. I think the really took Colgate lightly in the opener came back to bite him. But they ended up closing out strong the game against Iowa and again, good friends with Fram McCaffrey, the Iowa coach. But watch that game. I was pleasantly surprised to see I will make a game of it. And I was like, wow, they got a chance actually cover this game. Next thing. You know, they actually had a chance to win the game game goes into overtime. I think Tennessee ran out of gas. And I think they'll be refocused reenergized and a Purdue team that is too much to player oriented. It's Carson Edwards whose dynamite had over forty points in the last game. And then. Brian Klein, this guy can shoot his his butt off from downtown. No doubt. But if one of those two struggles produce not gonna win this game, Tennessee has too much depth. And I think bones gonna have a big game for Tennessee comes off a lackluster effort against Iowa, especially in the second half. And I think Scofield who had the four thousand and sat down and didn't even play in the overtime. I think you'll redeem himself as well. I coaching wise, you know, not much difference. I'll take Barnes over painter. But it's close there. And I just think Tennessee is the right side there. I took them on the money line not to risk anything. I just was a minus one twenty. I think it was on the money line. It's now up to one and a half. So probably a little iron the money line. But I think Tennessee wins a game. It's in Louisville Kentucky. So more of the open seats there at the center, which is the home of the Louisville cardinals. I think we'll be taken up regionally by those Tennessee fans while oh Purdue travel pretty well. Okay. So. Faz you've got a bat involving Tennessee with Brad whilst longer. I so it's Tennessee verses Virginia. Okay. So as the weeks have gone by if feels like Brad you've liked your side, more and more. I do like my how much of that is that. You've upgraded Virginia. How much of that is you downgraded Tennessee more of a downgrade on Tennessee, then Virginia, and do you think though that that downgrade is applicable to this game? Or is it? Hey, it's in the line. Then there's value with Tennessee. I think it's an ally. I think prior to the tournament Tennessee pry would have been three three and a half point favorite in this game. Now, only laying one one and a half. There's clearly been a downgrade on the bowels, but you still Liam produced. I do lean Purdue, but the and you mentioned this kind of straight on Vegas. This is I kinda wanna sit back and watch his game because I'm not a fan of either coach map painter the Purdue head coaches guy. Another Sweet Sixteen four times what happened all four times went home packing. Didn't cover any of those four games. Rick Barnes last eleven NC double A tournament games. One cover one cover looks like his teams have been playing tight, not only Texas, but also Tennessee one advantage. And this is why I'm leaning on the boiler suits, a significant one. It's on the boards Purdue top twenty in the country offensive rebounding, Tennessee, well below average when it comes to defensive rebounding because of that I'll lean with Purdue I'm gonna lean to Tennessee. It's all about what I feel was an easy path for Purdue to get to this week sixteen here. So they got Old Dominion. The first round NADA. Good thirteen seed, and then the second round they get Villanova from the big east the one league the one conference. That has underperformed the most in this tournament the big east. Oh, four and one against the spread. So produced Cada break catching Villanova in the big east in the second round. Now, that's an interesting point one of our basic tournament premises. Same thing in the bow season is teams play a big chunk of the games that matter in college in conference, football and basketball, thus if a conferences overrated. Or underrated. It's gonna be hard for a team in that conference. Not to be overrated the same way because look at the competition. You're looking at every game thinking, it means more than it means or less than it means when it comes to the big east and the big ten seem like manna, man. It was just crazy. How right that approach was once it started show itself. Yeah. So the the big east fell short of expectations in this tournament by ten points per game. As far as the Vegas, Brad goes. And when Villanova played Perdue in round two fact, and we saw the money come in on Perdue in that game. Despite the fact that Villanova you said, hey, was an easy spot for Purdue location, necessarily wasn't Villanova's playing close to home in Hartford, Connecticut and had the crowd advantage there. So I was very impressed with Purdue even though and you know, taking a consideration the conference disparities. So if you look at the big ten in general, what would you say so far, oh, certainly an upgrade overall. I think when you throw out that Michigan. Minnesota matchup the big ten's. Nine and four against the number nine enforce straight up so far in the NCAA tournament. Big upgrade for the big ten. So Brad Jibril Jabber lean Purdue FAZ Jibril Jabber, lean Tennessee, the one man putting up five hundred bucks. No one wanted. It though, Ken Thomson bass bat Anisi any last dot no just looking forward to seeing it because produce impress me. But like was saying. Was saying or federal Saint easy path fess at an easy pass. Oh, far for producer. It'll be interesting. Next game. Virginia favored by eight and a half against Oregon. Brad you like this guy. I do like this game. I like the Oregon docks plus eight and a half a team that is far exceeded expectations. The last ten games not only is Oregon won ten straight. They've covered ten straight. Only. One of those games have been any close near the Vegas line. In fact, organs covered on average those ten games by fifteen points per game are jail say that's a it could be random lock flipping coins. Or not. I don't think that's the case here. In fact, I know it's not the case Oregon switched their lineups. Right. When this ten game win streak started. They have four players that are six foot nine all leap defenders. Don't believe me Oregon right now in their last ten games allowing fifty four points per game on defense that would rank number one in the country number two is Virginia. And that brings me kind of the total man when you got a total less than one hundred twenty points, not going to be. Lot of points to begin with points are going to be in a premium. And yet we got a sizable line here. I'm gonna take the Oregon team with a fundamental change in the lineup playing really well against Virginia team that's been in spots kind of tight this tournament. RJ? I liked the ducks. So first of fez one or two, oh, fezzes the bun and his hand interesting. All right. So we'll see what happens there. But as we continue. I question is to you FAZ, usually listen, I mean, most of the time on the radio when we're talking didn't. I just say like twenty minutes ago, we're taping here Tuesday evening in Vegas, right after the straight out of a show that hey, sometimes you can't flip six heads in a row, but you're logic on the Oregon with the lineup changes the kinda streaks. I love crack. I did. I mentioned you are Jay now. But what you just said was you said ordering meisters Tom Tom six neuro. But here's the different. You are like making the foil that somehow I was the person on the other side when I was on your side sorry for making you fly. It wasn't the intention though. But you figure you can't beat me when I truly go against you. So you try to get me against myself. I put me on the opposite side than I am betting says different. You'll me two hundred bucks. Oh, the is. There we go that must. That that is the decider. I as we do that Bunn. Well, hold on. Ooh fast. As as I love that. Brad is identified that Oregon has been undervalued. I love that. He's been bent on organ seemingly every game and cashing every ticket. But now is the time that I think Oregon finally has a bad spot here there Teno straight up oh against the spread and the betters of taken notice betters are starting to look at that streak and say boy, you can't go against that Oregon team. Why think here's the spot to go against them? Organ traveled down Anaheim kicked but beat Wisconsin new. I don't think much of and got a thirteen seat in Irvine to get to the Sweet Sixteen Mike experience in the tournament. Is that teams that are twelve and thirteen seats when they get to the Sweet Sixteen that was their original goal. They go down there saying we would love to get to the Sweet Sixteen. We're not good enough realistically to win the tournament which make it a two game tournament and try to get to the Sweet Sixteen Oregon. Does it they fly back to Oregon? They celebrate. And now they got a. Fly across the country to Louisville. So we got one team that sobre, Tori. And I gotta Virginia team that knows in their hearts in may lose this game. After losing to a sixteen seed this year is a freaking disaster. They need Virginia to win this game like blood, or it's an epic disaster. Oregon collusive scored on if you lose in the Sweet Sixteen is an epic disaster. I would say so for Virginia as a number one seed after their flame out last year. They gotta get to the final four RJR or the season. The if they make the elite eight and loses an epic disaster. It's a bad year if they lose in the elite eight even they got an upside never knew her Jinya somehow. I mean, boy, what would teams are an epic disaster. If they don't make the final four, I bet you're gonna name like nine, not, even you know. It's just it's all about about the situation that they lost the sixteen seen. Let's face it this Virginia team during the regular seam. Because to me the fact he lost his sixteen and we're in a bad spot at halftime in game. One has a name. Number one. What's part? Listen. What's part of being the champion is confidence? You know? One of the things RIC flair obviously he was showman. It's pro wrestling. But it was like to be the man, you gotta beat the man is in fact, wait a minute. Why am I even doing it? Oh on. The man you got up beat the man. And then later you used to say, and I'm thirteen times, man, whatever whatever's count was to the world title. There's a confidence that comes with that. It feels like Virginia is a number one seed, that's like an albatross. Somehow, you're saying the fact that they're all nervous because if they lose it's an epic disaster that doesn't sound like the kind of team I wanna bat. I listen if you thought that the question is, where's the baseline of motivation? If it's a preseason MBA game, the baseline of motivation is very low. So I'm looking for something to increase it. Oh, look this kid grew up in Vegas. The summer. Leagues are in Vegas. His team's gonna rally around him. This is the only game is gonna play that we hear that stuff. All the time. What is the baseline for a Sweet Sixteen game? Boy, I think high motivation for every team. Yeah. Exactly. So now, if you're adding by your own words that it's an epic disaster. If you lose do, you think that helps you hurt you it probably hurts you, but during the week RJ, the differences that Virginia will be all business, and I think Oregon will fella Pretoria. See I disagree with you keep in mind, and the disagreement is for typical twelve seats. You're right fess twelve seats would be celebrating making the Sweet Sixteen because they exceeded expectations. Keep in mind at the start of the season, forget Sweet Sixteen. There was a lead eight final four talk for this Oregon team. They're the exception to your rule. And that's where I think you're making a mistake. And the other thing that Brad was talking about of course, when they made the line of switch go two four six nine. Guys. An imprint shirt who's a dynamite point guard. They haven't lost with that line of. So they think that they're going into the Sweet Sixteen with a chance to win. And then again RJ says the great equalizer is at. Points bread. You're gonna find nines out there. Eight and a half. It's a lot of points. Now, one of the things that I like to do with my bracket picking rules is obviously pig my bracket early. Oh, by the way. Let's get you know, I haven't really followed it too closely. Why are you laugh Brian Mackey? How how's the dream preview bracket? Dawn, we are in the ninety ninth percentile RJ. So all almost perfect amongst perfect is good, Brad. And his so for the record breaking numbers the bought the bracket, and it we really was record-breaking. I think you're all film pretty good right now if anyone wants to send chocolate dipped cherries or strawberries or anything chocolate oriented, you know, just send it to just put pre-game Las Vegas. Oh, get here. Now, would I also like to do is e drown has its own rules that apply to these spreads in these games. So it's quickly go through this week sixteen roles. There's only two of them advance. Exactly three number ones. The lead eight seventy one percent of number ones have made the elite eight. All right. So we did what we did in our bracket. But who's the number one? You would say Brad most likely to go to and I'm gonna ask out around the horn f anyone wants to jump in? I I'll say four. Yeah. Gonzaga against Florida stays the most likely why Florida state did it to Gonzaga in the Sweet Sixteen round last year. They're going to be a highly confident four-seat North Carolina's gonna go down because they're gonna wanna run an Auburn loves to runs. Good match for Auburn. I'll be right there of Auburn down there. Threes, I got a shot to Tanaka Carolina. But I agree with Brad. I think Florida state the length Gonzaga just uh cycle. If they get off to a slow start. And again, we've seen them struggle. I mean, you lose those Saint Mary's team here that's still in the back of my mind. So they'll have the crowd advantage there in Anaheim. But I'm not sold there. Big enough to be Florida state. Here's the stat of the week the tip advanced no team worsening number eleven and to the lead eight. Twenty six teams worsen seated were smell. Evan have made the Sweet Sixteen their record straight up one in twenty five. So FAZ is button push is saying either straight up is is going to be owned this. You know, the one in twenty-five gonna become to twenty five or you're just loving getting the eight and a half. Lot of celebration going on by those lesser teams after they make the Sweet Sixteen. Now, the fundamental question is is it that or is it fundamentally a twelve sees not good enough to win in this round? But this Oregon team is in twelve seat. I mean, Oregon come at the question asset is our history says one in twenty five next game Fazekas his best bat who and well, you know, what it means. When you hear this? It's a five hundred dollar crossfire this corner. A lot of numbers. St. Fazekas and the other corner often oh for over five, Ken Thomson. It's zag seven and a half over Florida state. Best bet fast. Yeah. I liked the zags here. I'm gonna lay the chock all about a bad spot for Florida state RJ. Let's look at what the last three weeks have been like for Florida state ACC tournament. They go from Florida to North Carolina. They played deep into the tournament. Then they go to Hartford play two games in the NCAA tournament. They fly back to Florida. And now they got a fly all the way out to the west coast playing in the Honda center in Anaheim against eight Gonzaga team. The most assuredly will have the crowd behind them and Gonzaga has revenge for a loss to this team elast year. I liked zags. So out ask Usan impartial. Observer here to some degree the you have a lane. What is your any proof like even even like a? Anecdotal evidence that somehow travel and then three or four days passing by and travel for kids that are nineteen that can probably go three days without sleep and bother them all that much. Like is it just you guys were able to put your fingers on it? You're able to put the numbers into a spreadsheet. You think it means something because I get it with you guys. If you're out at ten thirty one night, you got a headache at noon. The next day these kids are, you know, nineteen years old when they're freakishly great athletes. So I'm asking you guy. I don't have the data. I mean, it's just all Jeb Javer. I mean, we're making we're literally making stuff up and whatever the case was from ten years ago with the charter flights now. I mean, can you were around. I mean when did you start covering college football basketball, college basketball, ninety five trial any plus years? Yeah. I mean for well, actually, call games for two universities for UC riverside them for Long Beach. Sage. Here's the point. I'm trying to get you is that there's been a lot of changes since ninety five in in how difficult it is to travel. Wouldn't you say I agree with that? And you'll see even you know from state to state unless it's a smaller school smaller budget school. They're going to fly. Even if it's a neighboring state as opposed to busing just depending on again the budget for the teams. But here's the thing. I mean these teams practice, and that some of the practices are so grueling and you just get tired of practice. Some of these kids. They have no problem playing a game. And then coming back the next day and playing another game as opposed to going through practice where they're just being harped on this and do this and do that again, they wanna get out there. They wanna play the game. There's a lot of these kids that can play three four games in a row. So why we look at your right were up their middle aged. I'm even older than that. We look at it and say, you know, what? Yeah, I'd be tired. But these kids they're looking forward to playing the game RJ. And so when you get to Sweet Sixteen. Game. And you're Florida state, and you're playing Gonzaga the number one team in the country. I don't think anybody's going to be too tired to get up for that game. And I mean, the story that I can tell him this. I was far from a freakishly. Great athlete. I was an average athlete high school. Let's say I still remember I always tell the story 'cause it's funny. I've never toil on air is I think I was like seventeen and my best buddy George calls me up. But we had a it was a baseball game that night or after noon causing up late at eight thirty on a Saturday. And he says, hey goes on I'm gonna run this five K over. And and you wanna go run it. Said I'm not much of a runner. But I I'll go over. So we run the five K I can still remember it was like twenty four minutes. I'm thinking, I couldn't run an eight minute mile. Now if my light dependent on it, so twenty four minutes, not great. But okay came home watching our TV went and played a baseball game. And and I was nothing. So the idea that oh they're gonna whether they're going gonna get blood clots in the in their private plane thighs? I mean, I really think you need to explain to me other than just like hearing things and wanting to come up with make your case or this other than no case, why don't have the I'd have to go back and research how excessive travel impacts of T. How can it be part of your handicap because it's it it to me. I'm frankly, I thought it was to me, it seems obvious that it can't be a good thing. If I'm a kid in Florida that the fly all the way to the northeast deaf to fly all the way back, and they have to go all the way cross three times owns and play Thursday. On the west coast RJ that there has to be some impact. Well, we need to quantify is it negligible is at small or is it somewhat significant. But I know when you extend the word fly into like three syllables fly all the way to these coast doesn't make it any more arduous of you. I mean, you can imagine a private plane, right? Yeah. You ever been on a private plan? It still a five and a half hour from me. What does it mean? You're in a leather seat with your headphones on watching Scarface arrive at different three hour, different timezone. I mean, come on. I mean, you're saying it has no effect. We're just gonna have to disagree. Well, no, we're not really disagreeing. You have no case. You're literally saying I could say the sky is blue because my eyes are blue. That's my case. I mean, there's no connection like if you show me some data. I'm just saying we were all kit. You we were all twenty years old at some point. None of us were freakishly. Good athletes. Were you really tired allot when you were twenty? No now, there's a lot of times I've closed down a bar go to strip club. And then work like six you asked me to fly to New England, but somehow fly somehow closing down bars and strip clubs. That's all going to feel if you put me in leather seat watching Scarface that that's what's going to. No, I I would be able to run a mile faster. If I stayed close to home for three weeks, I'm pretty confident than having to travel three times to three locations, especially if it's long travel with different weather different time zones Scarface on repay, constant you. Y'all listen, I don't think we're solve this one now. But let's just make a new rule. If you if you come in with some theory, this is FAZ, Brad. This is me. This is Ken. I'm saying this is the industry's problem right here. It's through freakin regurgitation of the same tired old crap in those fucking stupid bookies dumb as bricks are just sitting there getting rich 'cause it were regurgitate in his crap. Now, I think we do the best job of not doing it. But I don't want any of it. All right. So the new rule is you gotta theory brings some freaking numbers or don't or say, you know, something I'm too lazy or dumb to come up with any numbers behind this. But I've got a theory. And if you're willing to say that you can say anything you want. I fact we'll even play this. We can play this for you. So you can say this is me being someone else. You know, I'm either I'm not sure which one, but I'm either too lazy or too too dumb. But. But. Theory few disregard completely. And then you can talk about travel with no numbers behind it. So how do we quantify this? I think how much is it worth? I'm going to do some research. No. But we're on the podcast. Now, there's hundreds of thousands of people listening. Now, we were preparing for this podcast today. I guess to mate. It was worth a point. Now appointment. The sound right to you, Brad. I was thinking to half point. So you got to professionals or three hundred percent different. Yeah. What would you say then? I I didn't factor it in. I said so you think is worthless. A non fat the first game of the two the second game may be a little bit more. But we're not talking about the saying game. Exactly. I mean. So it's why I'm on Florida state pro batter. Ken Thompson says were zero Brad powers says we're the Hafeza says worth one and a half. I mean, the reality is, and I'll be candid if somebody had I had to take someone's opinion on blind faith, it's probably Fez's. But why does it have to be on blind fade? Is not that many freaking games. Let's and who's oh, I mean, how many freaking concepts are there when it comes to handicap in college basketball can be more than thirty. If we would've taken every concept and put on a clean sheet of paper that you brought up Brad on this pod on any radio hit you've done the pod with AJ how many concepts like the concept of homecourt advantage. Oh spring break. The kids are out all the different crafts. Oh in a Christmas tournament. It's fifty maybe less than fifty. All right FAZ. How many have do you think you've brought up college basketball, fundamental concepts of handicap, minimal number? I don't you think if it's a minimum number. Let's get some freaking numbers behind. Yes. My bed. Well, okay. It's it's not you. It's everybody is this industry. It's it's I don't know. How it started though? It's I mean there there was these people the put out man. Magazines like the nineties that somehow like pick souring picks twenty five dollars who picked that freaking number. And it's like someone did like nine hundred ninety four and everyone's just copied his sense. And like, I don't honestly, I don't see very many advanced. It's like everyone's trying to be some imitation of some newsletter. They read when they were fifteen years old say that should didn't work back. Then. There's a reason I don't I don't see those guys baton a lot of money in Vegas those newsletter. Guys. Do you guys know? So I think this is a clarion. Call might be what it's called that. If let's come in with one or two, I rather spend the whole freaking show talking about one concept that we actually felt good about than making up that oh this travel important. And I get it. You're right. It's a free role in a way. Meaning if you would have given me this reason, this reason, and this reason and said, oh, no. By the way, I haven't been able to quantify this. But it's my sense is travel can't be a positive. So if it's worth zero I'm still fine on this side. But if it's worth something to me, even better that's more thinking some things aren't quantifiable get yourself in a situation where if you're wrong about the travel at worst case your break, even. And then any travel effect would be a free role. But what else on the handicapped, you have that was my anti-capital, then of total unquote, something you have no way to quantify. Yes. And and the fact that the venue clearly there's going to be Morgan zag fence. I'm sorry. I can't quantify that either. I don't four thousand more fans or or thirty eight hundred more. I don't know. We'll what's the starting handicap. So what's your power rating this game? I gotta write some points who five okay? So seven point two five. So that means the fact that we're at seven and a half means you the market and your numbers lineup. Yeah. So the theory is okay. The value. There's no value either way power ratings wise, Gonzaga has a slight perhaps edge with home crowd Gonzaga has a slight edge with Florida state or with floors states. Extensive travel Scarface on repeat. Constant y'all. So I can almost except that if you were to came in and said, but that's another thing is bother me about all this. It's a sloppy. And we got to change it. So or you know, I it's going to be changed. Let's say that way. The starting point any handicapped needs to be the freakin power ratings because otherwise the idiot walks in and says, I'm bet against the patriots. Tom Brady's, Al. What's different than than saying? We'll floor state's going to be an meaning even if we accept as quantifiable that it's where the point to have let's say, you're absolutely right fed shoe how what should the line be? Right. We're just assuming the line should be right. And that that you on covered some secret thing. No one else understands the travel. Does your Ben on that? Well, I if you look at the openers are RJ, they're largely set by the bookmakers just by the power inning differential. They don't take into consideration these intangibles for the most part. Okay. With the line was nine and a half now at seven and a half. All right. So they did take into consideration. In this case, if that's the opener that you want us nine half, you wouldn't open or do you wanna use? But you've got your screen in front anytime. We would opener you wanna use Brad. I mean, what am I wrong about this? If we don't have the data the back it up. I well, I also think we just gotta start with the power ratings. Because you can't it would is a handicap a handicap is in a vacuum. How good is this team? How good is the opponent? And then what are the situational elements? What are the injury aliments? And are there any trends that are applicable matchups? You know, you can think about it, a handicap is is those factors, but the starting point has to be the intrinsic value of or how good the team is. I agree with what you're I start Tanny. Handicap should be take the difference between the power ratings nothing else. And that's your baseline. Then you start making judgments like you said for injuries situations and matchups so would openers did you wanna use here? And it goes was seven I so pen pinnacles, the I've never heard of anyone using pinnacle is the opener is that the new thing. Now, you're doing just because it was the low number for you it it's what I have on. My my scrag is you use your screen as the pinnacle. Opener. I thought you were just telling us ice week pinnacles not valid anymore. Weren't you? I mean, it's not invalid. But I would I wouldn't I wouldn't say the what pinnacle opens that is nearly as significant as what they close at. Okay. So bookmaker has bigger limits at the open. All right. Let's let's start over on this handicap can't would your power eating say seven point two five. Yeah. All right. Each gambling. When asked you that. So let's make sure we have them fezzes argument is the travel, which we aren't quantifying and Gonzaga's gonna have a home advantage. And thus you like or your best bat the Zack's bizarre issues your Baz bat. Yes can said, no, no, no. I like Florida state. Let him make his case again. I'm not sure if he did yet, we've been been rain. No, you you give me an opportunity at the beginning. But you know, and I hoped zag a wins a game. I have a future on Gonzaga. But I don't really like the way those eggs are plan. I mean, and they had an easy road. You get a fairly Dickinson team and then a Baylor team. That's been missing players all year long for two states. Not the toughest road either. And that's the thing we look at these power teams and all these chocolates made it to the Sweet Sixteen RJ. But a lot of them have had somewhat easy pass. Now. Florida state. They get more headlines because they took out John. Rant and Murray state, and they took him out demonstrative Lee. So you know, they've got length though, and they psychologically because they beacons aga- last year if they can get ahead. They can have zag second-guessing himselves. I'm not saying the Florida state wins the game. Although I think they have the best opportunity, and we talked about that as far as knocking out a one in this scenario here prior to the elite eight so I'm gonna go with Florida stakes. I think the points are nice. And I think they have an outside shot of knocking off zagging is. So Brad, you've just got to lean I gotta lean on floor state. But let me throw a little softball to fez here on why it's only lane and not alike on Laura stay for me last year, Gonzaga lose that floor steak game. So with Florida state. It's unique team. Lot of six foot. Ten six but eleven guys lot adapt for Florida state ten guys average ten or more minutes per game. So you need to counter that with length and death Inzaghi. He's not a really important guy stats aren't going to say it. But he's a six foot ten guy got the unique size. That'll Gonzaga doesn't have. Kili until he missed last year's game. He's missed most of the season. But he's recently returned and having another key big guy down low for all to to count all these waves of forestay players. I think is significant for Gonzaga now on the other side. I just it's tough for me to wrap around Gonzaga hasn't played a top twenty five team since December fifteenth and to me what I've seen in the past is sometimes there's a shock to your system. Hey. Yeah. Gonzaga played Duke early in the season. Yeah. Gonzaga played Tennessee and North Carolina. That was November December for three and a half months. We've been playing pepper dime and Portland and fairly Dickinson. And now you're going to play a legit top fifteen team enforce state. Meanwhile, four statesman playing Duke Virginia, North Carolina. I think that's where something at least early on four state has a lien, and you said at least early on why not bet and obviously first half an option everyone's talking about this. I fifteen or whatever it is. What do you think about it? Yeah. I would say I am more on a like, Florida state first-half. And you're right. The first fifteen have been quite profitable for a lot of these dogs at least early on any closing thoughts. All right. So let's start with the power rating next game. Michigan Texas tack now the market numbers one and a half. I am Michigan one in this one Pierpont renting from is. So we're not going to quibble over half points of the assumption is. That these teams. Are even or you know, point a half. So the question is are there factors not being considered Dave ass ler and fezzet both like taxes tack? So let's fast go first because we don't want Davis do any fezzes stuff. So as power rating say these the numbers, right? What are you saying? I think Texas Tech is under valued. Here are J. They had an early you're saying that Brad power endings are wrong. While Brad has the game one and I'm catching too. So I'm getting a little value there. I mean, we've got the market one and a half by God. And I think this is a like, right? So yes, yes. And I think the Texas Tech's blowout win over buffalo is tremendously. Impressive buffalo as a six seed. Frankly, I think Buffalo's mutt. A much better team than a six seed in the fact that knowing was Texas Tech able to win that game. But the blow out buffalo so much more impressive than what Michigan has done in this tournament playing a Montana team and catching ten seed in Florida. Okay. So Brad how much did you upgrade Texas tack off that buffalo win a quiz? Really effectively. What what Vasic sane is you? You have your power ratings are incorrect, and you know, and you undervalue taxes tack because you couldn't see clearly as him that how big of a win that buffalo win a point of most a little bit less than I mean. But this is an objective question. How much did you upgrade than appoint? I. So point nine like, what was the number? Don't you have asked week this week while they played two games RJ? So oh, that's the okay. But you do you do you do your ratings after each game? Or I I don't do match came. I do. So how'd you bet the second games with old ratings? Why I I don't publish them. I mean, I can do them in my head. Hey, half point this half white that. So you write it down plan. I do you don't we all right? Because I mean, it just seems I mean, really we're fundamentally getting down to how to handicap these games. And the starting point is the power rating. Someone's gotta do them. All so Astor's got tack. Let's listen to him Thursday Anaheim, Texas Tech plus two over Michigan. I know I know, but here's the thing. Checkout lost to a team not name West Virginia. Since February second Michigan has lost to a team not named Michigan state since mid-february problem is they lost his forty three times in that span. Well, Sparty play. A very similar style in pace to who Texas Tech. We've the number one number two ranked defenses in the nation. So let's assume comes down to offense in the little things. Tech spends a lot of time at the line that great free throw shooting team. Michigan spent the least amount of time at the line that anyone in the big ten Michigan has one of the shortest batches in the nation. If tech it's him in foul trouble, which they can do big problem in the big ten Michigan have more shots blocked than anyone not named produce and fame it happen. Check is the number one shot blocking team in the big twelve Ghana. Look, no further the Michigan meltdown the big ten title game. So I know who to trust here. It's not Michigan in what could be a last possession game. I want Texas Tech plus two points. Okay. So fez on tack Vassar heard him on tack gradually the other way, you're really anti Michigan entering the tournament. What's been the big change a player? A key player. Charles Mathews who was out the last five six games of the regular season was just finding his legs a little bit in the tournament. At least in one of the the Detroit Free Press. What I was reading. He's made all the difference in the world and these last couple of games of the NCW Turin defensively, and he's going to be guarding the best player in this game. Texas Tech's Jared Colver, and my concern is both teams are excellent. The top two defence is in the country and yet Texas Tech's really one dimensional offense. It's Jared Colver and everybody else for me if he's has an off night or Charles Matthews elite defender shuts down a little bit, and what's their other options at least Michigan has four or five different options. They have much more bounce and to me, that's the difference. That's why lean Michigan. Okay. Fez, Texas, tag Asser taxes, tack Bradley's Michigan, Ken, we're gonna lean Texas tag. I'm just impressed with her perimeter defense. And I think they have other options Culver is the guy but Meridia moon if you guys can knock down threes. And they don't miss free. Throws Tariq Evans, pretty to Regan's with pretty good solid players. Well, so Culver. Yes. He grabs all the attention. But their perimeter defense against buffalo is absolute outstanding because buffalo came all the way back from a double digit deficit to take a one point lead twenty five twenty four and then what happened Texas Tech reasserted themselves and put that game away. I hadn't seen buffalo shut down like that all season long, very impressive. But I am impressed with Michigan. You know, finding ways to win and they kind of increase their lead against Florida and open that game up early game. The first game against Montana was uneasy draw Montana. Tina was missing one of their better players that got hurt in February. So I lean Texas Tech just the perimeter defense. But a respect be line. Great coach, I also like Chris beard, solid coach there for Texas Tech the end of the day. It's a game. Stay away from him. Watch these two guys battle it up next game. Michigan state favored by six against Alice. You star of hiring. I have this one at six and a half, Michigan state six and a half. I so powering saying. Just about right AJ Hoffman off his Vegas trip out every night. I mean wasn't quite Scarface. But close. Imagine 'Sleepy Mackey Brad and fezzet in AJ Hoffman at a pizza joint. I mean, I yeah. Just imagine. And you still can't really imagine fully there is all right? I like LSU here. I liked him plus six a little alaikum a lot more LSU plus three in the first half. I've said all along this LSU team is playing with house money. Everyone's been writing them off expecting them to fall apart without will Wade and LSU keeps proving people wrong, and they're not going to be intimidated by the physicality of Michigan state. The Tigers already topped Kentucky then give much more physical than that. I'm going to go with the first half year because the Tigers have faded down the stretch lately in games, they're running out of gas. It's a young team where Sparty it's been a slow starter. Michigan state clearly the better defensive team, but one category where LSU is better as they force turnovers. They can score in transition. The Tigers are six in one against the spread as a dog this year. I have a little on the six, but my bigger plays going to be on LSU first half, plus three, okay? Almost site. Brad powers in the NFL St. fezzet. What do you like I like LSU plus three? In the first half and out. No communication with age. There actually was not okay interest. And my handicap was not so much the LSU youth fading. But I think that will wait absence is being shown in the second half the coaching adjustments at halftime are lacking. And frankly, the eye test says that LSU down the stretch they panicked against the other like up ten this game should be over and they're turning the ball over making bad decisions. And then they collapse against Maryland as well. I saw the the end game in both games. I want no part of LSU when this game gets late seems to me there's some sound logic here. Which is if coaching is an issue, and Brad you've been pretty adamantly negative about Wade or the absence away absence a wet. Yeah. Ben for the interim quote in his north taxes numbers again. And again, but FAZ makes a good point. Hey, half times where you make adjustments and gangs is where coaching matters. The most. Hey, if you don't like your coaching situation, unless there's a reason looked to the first half Lota logic there AJ and facet arrived at it. Independently in theory. This is RJ valves dream preview. Hey, guys. Wow. Just got done with the pod. One word contentious almost like a the could've been physicality perhaps there was that much contention. A lot of drama. We got bad DS. I talk about drama when you risk money on a game. We always say you wanna find as many good outs as you can. But the sl twenty years pain winners good rating at the review sites. Fast payouts. 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But also on the other side, and we kind of mentioned this you specifically are J on straight out of if there's one game. If you're looking at the first and second round, Sweet Sixteen elite eight what's the round where coach is going to matter the most when you have that three or four days a preparation, the axes and os. And that's where a lot of coaches separate themselves. You see guys Rick Pitino was on beatable and Sweet Sixteen round. Even Calipar gets all the credit for recruiting. He's got a really significant number when it comes to the Sweet Sixteen round against the spread in straight up. And I think that's going to show itself here with Izzo. You know, LSU you mentioned it. Yeah. I guess that they've won a couple of games. So so just to be clear the theory is because there's more time to prepare the first game of the weekend. Coaching matters more. Yes. In this particular. I'm gonna lean on Michigan state. And here's why LSU. Yes. I guess they've kind of exceeded my expectations getting into the Sweet Sixteen round. I thought there was a chance they could get upset but reality was Yale their opponent in the first round. Yeah. Was awful a good three point shooting team yell started. The yo was off for in that game off on that game four out of thirty shooting the three and yells a good three point shooting team. And yet LSU didn't cover that game. Had let it out. Yeah. One for twenty one at one stretch making threes. Exactly. And yet LSU you had to struggle to win that one Maryland. I mean, let's be honest Maryland's and average big ten team. And Mark Persian is thought of average at best as far as a coach. So if there was one coach that wasn't is shown a difference between twenty Bamford and marked her jn. Now would have been the case, and yet LSU had a double digit lead and nearly blew that one not going to be the case here. I mean, unless you I guess to me the remaining teams LSU's the most over a twelve and three in close games. I think they're overrated. This won't be close. Takes party. That's Elaine, though, Elaine. I thought the number is gonna come a little cheaper. I really did RJ. No. I am a just get it down. So like at a five you'd like Michigan. Oh, yeah. We're we're taking off the rubber band and five can I lean Michigan state, and the coaching is big as far as you know, the preparation Brad makes a great point there. I will give Benford credit though because the LSU win against Maryland. And how many times have we seen at during the regular season during even this tournament? We saw Rick Barnes settle for a three pointer against Iowa in a tie game. Why do that when you have the ball? Why not put the pressure on the referees? Go to the rack, you only need one point. So if you could file you make one or two you're going to win that game. What had LSU do against Maryland tie game that waters drive to the rack. He gets the layup that wins the game. And I was just impressed there. They didn't settle for the three point. I'm so tired of seeing that like that's the number one option in tiger and your Tennessee against Iowa made. No sense to me. I think LSU I have could be a smart play. But. Again this team without will Wade there. I think there may be that. I don't know maybe mindset to where these guys get away with taking a shot that if will Wade's they're on the bench that they might not take they might think twice about it. Again. There are the players they've already exceeded expectations. They've made the Sweet Sixteen despite the black cloud around Baton Rouge with the whirlwind situation. I think these kids may do some stuff in the second half. That might be uncharacteristic is those team is the wrong team to do that against. They will knock down there free throws. They've got a dynamite point guard. Caches Winston that not how to lead the way and a guy that goes unsung really is Matt mcquade. This guy is one of the sharpest players and does not take stupid shots. He's the most disciplined player I've seen in college basketball when he shoots that three. And you see him pass up on some he knocks it down. Michigan state just a lean. I is next and let's lay out the rest of the pod. We've got a cross continental cross fire. Dave ass ler. AJ hoffman. That's an do game. Also, Brad's get some very interesting takes on do being downgraded in this tournament. So far, then we've got Brad that has a double like on or guess a par lay on the same game. He likes team Andy total in the Kentucky, Houston and then finally Brad's best bat. So three games left. Every one of them got a selling point. No, by the way, speaking of Sahlin or one and only commercial break. Yahoo. Daily fantasy come people. Tell me I mispronounced at but I don't give a care. See sometimes it's fun to do wrong. 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Then simply leave with your check or trade in your car for a new ride. So when you're ready to experience a better way to sour trading your car, check out truecar today. Brad, the national shows calling you know, they don't dig into. I wish only they would talk more about travel, and you know, going all the way to the east coast and all that stuff be so fascinating Scarface on repay constant, y'all. But they tend to talk about things I do. Now, you've got a few things about Duke that are pretty fast. They yeah. I mean coming in term I thought Duke was overrated. I in fact, I thought Gonzaga was just as good as Duke, and my powering said the same thing, I thought so much against anti dupe that you know, you caught me on straight outta Vegas. You're like, hey, that's a hot take zag as good as Duke. But you gotta put your money where your mouth is. I thought I did. So I bet five thousand two hundred dollars that no no Duke will not win the national title this year. Welcome to Mr. topic Giorgio. It was gutsy. Let's give him some credit now in the time sense. Dukes to know. Perfection. Can't do better than winning. We can talk about covering can't. We won the game when in advance. But what's happened to dukes odds so Duke prior to the tournament to win the national title plus two fifty win two games? Went to games. Now. You'll have to win instead of six when four games dukes. Now three to one to win the national title, plus three hundred for the got worse wows. Now, you had a comparable game against Regina, tack a really quantifies how much dukes been downgraded. So exactly one month ago. Duke was at Virginia Tech Duke in that game was a three point road favorite typically home court and college basketball worth about four points three plus four, oh that means on a neutral Duke would have been a seven point favorite over Virginia Tech and right now dukes right around seven point favorite over Virginia Tech, accept the fact that Duke in that first game. Was playing without Zion. Williamson who we all think is worth more than six points nearly seven points in the line to me right now Duke has been too much downgraded in the marketplace. Good stuff, and Brad there we got this crossfire coming up. We'll get the roundtable was opinions. Duke's number were using here. Seven to have over Virginia Tech first AJ Hoffman. Alright Virginia Tech plus seven and a half. I like this down to six and a half. I like the hokies era. Virginia Tech didn't already know. How to beat Duke won't they do. But UCF would've laid out a nice blueprint for it forced them to shoot threes. That's obviously the game plan. Virginia Tech, they go. Under screens Duke doesn't wanna shoot UCF essentially dared them to shoot threes all game and the devils actually hit more than they normally do they shut kin of twenty five and they still almost lost outright. They're just a bad three point shooting team. The hokies defense is built for it. They force opponents to shoot three's on over fifty percent. Of their shots, and people will tell you that the Virginia Tech win back in February's, a an unusable data point because Duke didn't have Zion. And maybe that is the case. But the hokies didn't have Justin Robinson. And they look like the team that went nineteen and three with him in the lineup this season right now, they look like they're a different animal at the devils are also without Marcus Boldin. Who was the third leading score in the first matchup and also clogged up the pain on defense. Buzz Williams won't be intimidated here and with a win under their belt against Duke. Neither will the hope. He's gimme tech down to six and a half where this idea about tack force in threes is a good site way. Brad to the stat. You broke out. We had our live show. Great success. Thank you everyone. Hard Rock Cafe Friday Thursday night. Lot of appreciative fans. Air Ken delivered. Faz was a star Brad delivered. Great show. Seco Kofi was ARIS Lebie Mackey. How been great effort? But you had a number on Duke that just blew my mind. So since the three point shot was implemented in college basketball, nineteen eighty seven was the year so thirty plus years of data. No team has shot as poorly as Duke as dukes only hitting about thirty percent of their three point shots for the season. No team has ever made the final four hitting that low percentage. Forget the national title. No teams even made the Friday. And I know I'm gonna get some blowback here. Hold on j minus seven over the hokies. We also on a central Florida, you know, ass ler when he wants to talk look out. All right. So so we'll get to David a minute. But what you're fundamentally saying is if Duke even wins the next two games, they will be the worst shooting three point team ever to make the final. In an era where three point shooting is much more important than it was, you know, every year in the last five it's gotten going suppose, Golden State, it's gotten more important mean what is it three four five times more important than it was twenty years ago at thirty nine percent of all shots are three point shots. Now that's a record since they've been keeping track. And it's gonna keep going up. It is. So that seems like on a mental. And can you explain a little bit? If you understand a Jason how Virginia Tech goats teams into shooting threes. You know, what I can't really? And they've been a little bit of that one fast. Yes. So what happens is you? Go ahead and put a pick out there, and you running through a screen got a choice. You can go out outside or you, can you can pack it insides of Virginia Tech consistently stays when when when a player screened, he stays inside protects the paint. So obviously with the screen you've got a guy that can shoot the three then. And so the an translates into the number if you don't shoot two three give. You're not exploiting. It's one of those. You gotta be weeks somewhere. They're allowing themselves to be weak against the three. And I do have some stats on this Virginia Tech is second in the country in percentage of three point field goals attempts. So it's think about this fundament. I you mumble. The last words second in the country in one in percentage of three point field goals attempted against them. So their opponents say against them the first time though, so their defense gives basically says you can take threes, but you can't have the the good two point shots. So their opponents have been forced to shoot more than half of the time from three that's the second most in the country. So think about this. What's dukes? Big weakness. They can't make threes. What's Vaud techs defensive alignment, their typical without making any adjustments make your opponents shoot threes. So this sounds like your best bet of the year, which are which leaned Virginia tau. And here's why I think I'm being shorted on the number RJ Iowa. Let's star the power rankings. I have to gain. Half here. So about a one point difference between the red and my power, and that's why I gotta go. I gotta trust my powering. Why it's not like I've had a Duke bias coming into the tournament. I was lower on Duke than the rest of the market. I don't graded Duke about a point after those first two games. But seems like the markets downgraded Duke several points since the start of the tournament to me that recency bias and overreaction leads to some value here on Duke, although I'm fully respect the matchup that AJ and Feser brought up as far as the threes. Go, but in actuality, this is the way typically will go power rating says lean towards Duke. Handicapping factor says not so fast point point the half. Whatever you wanna call the three point matchup. Oh, look, it's ready to number. But if you don't have your starting point, you don't know what's considered right? So that we've talked about that into things being directionally. Right. But we've got caught in ties we were laying like, you know, laying two or something when we thought the line would have been plus two, but we were directionally that's the team. That's the team we found that in the NFL a few times this year. All right. So we're going to let us have his say. And then we got Ken Thompson batting clean up on this game Friday. And I know I'm gonna get some blowback here at least from AJ Duke, minus seven over the hokies. We also on the central Florida again. Well, for me, there's not reverse recency bias here. Every team that wins the whole thing as at least one quote unquote, almost loss last year Villanova almost lost a West Virginia. Here's the thing. Check be do in Blacksburg when which was out John. I know Robinson was also out. But in that game tech shots sixty two percent from inside Williamson back that just will not happen. Which also won't happen is tech owner the free throw line ten times more than Duke which they did not last game. Duke Annette last game. Sixty two percent inside again without Zay on taxation. The pleasure of playing liberty in Saint Louis scored a Tarloff one hundred thirty three points in those two games. We know do not gonna bomb away from outside anymore. That's a huge advantage. Dukes got the length dukes cut the number one interior offense in the ICC checks interior defense eleven in the ICU see neutral site due to control the pace is going to win the game tack place. Slow Duke does not in Blacksburg tech control the pace in Washington that won't and with text very soon bench is white hot from the. Outside or get involved trouble. This could get out late on drinking the Kool aid. Gimme joke, minus seven. So is require Latian here. If you like Virginia Tech, you go under if you like to go over I can agree with that. Yes. Strong correlation because if Virginia Tech covers let's think about the spread seven half. How many they can be behind by probably one to six points. Not a foul festive dukes going to cover the probably going to be up eight to twelve points as well. So you're likely to see a whole lot of points in the final two minutes. I don't think we've ever had this before. So we have AJ and Fazal one side. We have Brad and asks ler on the other Duke, and we got the r v guide to break the tie, Ken Thompson. And I don't know if Brad Nestle won't be on their side, but I'm gonna lean Duke. And the reason is again, the scheduling worked out for Virginia Tech. And I know just Robinson's a big part of that team had thirteen points off the bench. And it makes sense that they want to play inside the paint especially into liberty team that has. Scotty, James guy that shoots sixty eight percent from the floor, and they were all over him. He struggled mightily. Liberty hit ten of thirty one threes. But that's not really where their strength is. They need James to get involved. They were going to win that game. So I give a lot of credit there to attack and look buzz Williams. There's a lot of buzz right now around Blacksburg, the buzz Williams may be the new guy at Texas AM college station, those rumors are hot and heavy. So there's that distraction there may be a little bit. I just think Duke with Zion Williamson inside they are going to control the glass, they're going to be intimidating, and somehow some way we know Duke gets the calls when in doubt do gets the calls. It's just what it is. And they nearly CBS nearly had a Sweet Sixteen without Zion. Williamson can you imagine the ratings plummeting big time, but they got through. Now. What would that cause anyone here? To be less likely to bat. Virginia tag on the money line say you like tacking you're like, hey, I'm gonna put. Yes. So you believe that? But in a way with the line is high. They're gonna start. They're all making those calls in the first quarter and do favor. Right. Just in is one of those cases if it's tight game they're going to get the calls or they getting the call was the whole game. I would think of at the tight game. They're going to get the calls. And I gotta tell you are Jay I was shocked with two minutes to play central Florida. Got a call against Duke. And I couldn't believe it because it was one of those too close to call calls that went central Florida's way. Well in the final seconds that didn't happen. I so can your pick is I I would lean do because here's the other thing. Taco fall seven foot six people can say what they want about the big guy may they may may not be the most athletic guy. But one stat they don't keep they don't keep a status far as altered shots. He balks bunch of shots. But he alters a ton of shots as well. Now zion. And these guys inside the paint against Virginia. Tech without somebody seven six they're going to go hard at the basket as opposed to having to go around the seven foot six taco fall two games that by the way that's game. It is a best bat crossfire in one corner. Brad powers and the other. You know, you know, Scarface on repeat constant y'all Mr. travels defecit, I wonder if travel is going to be a part of his handicap, I can't wait Houston, Kentucky Kentucky is two and a half. Brad. This is where you like both the side and the total. I do I like Kentucky. So let's start off with the side here. I get it PJ Washington for Kentucky's worth about two points. This line right now says PJ Washington's more doubtful than anything might. Well. Let's start with the power ratings. Power rainy with the line. Be if Washington play four and a half. Okay. That's your power ringside. Yeah. Four and a half without in how much how many points is. He worth he's worth two points. I. So really, you gotta like Kentucky on a free role unless you think the chance implying zero I do like Kentucky on a free role here and theory is if he doesn't play the lines, right? So you're laying the Vig. So it's on a classic free row. But if he plays you've got a gray bat, exactly. And from what I was reading the day Cass came off today, we won't fully know until the Morrow. So again, I agree with the free role. Here's what not a free role. Let's look at the schedule disparities between these two teams Kentucky is played fifteen teams in the top twenty five. That's your fifteen games. Houston has played one game against a top twenty five opponent. I mentioned it earlier. Sometimes there might be a culture shock. I think you might get it here with Houston. Not use the playing a team with the length the size, the athleticism of Kentucky John Calipari might get a bad rap. He's only got one title at Kentucky. But he's still a very good NC double A tournament. Coach his best round, the Sweet, Sixteen Levin and three straight up. Eleven and three against the spread in this round. Obviously, he can dial it up when he's got three or four days as far as Xs and os, and for me, and that's be Beclere listeners critical might say, whoa, doesn't they have three or four days in the first round. And I would say, okay. This is with extra rest and playing a competitive team. Exactly what he doesn't have in. The first round is always motivation are Jade little difference when you're laying two and a half compared to twenty five as far as covering the number. I'm also going to like the Onder though. And I'll make the case for Houston. Limited the Ohio State the fifty nine points and that last game Ohio State hit ten three pointers in that game. Had a really good performance from beyond the arc and yet Houston limited to the buckeyes fifty nine points. Both teams well below average when it comes to temple. I think somewhat in this price as far as the total is, hey, I've seen Kentucky in the past. They like the run and gun it up and down to floor. Not the case. Both teams top fifteen when it comes to defensive efficiency. I like. Lucky? I liked the under now is a correlation. Meaning if Kentucky wins, it's more likely go under I don't see strong correlation. It's kind of a little bit of an individual handicap handicapping Boso. Fez, you are you comfortable baton, obviously that if they were inversely correlated, you wouldn't wanna Batum, right? And the yes and the end game is inversely correlated because let's think about this. If if I told you are Jay Kentucky covered. All right. How many points you think Kentucky is gonna win by? Of the favored by two and a half. It's going to be in the range of two and a half. That is in the bow Kerr will be the top of it so three to thirteen yet. So if Kentucky wins by eight you want the under because of the foul shooting. Yeah. The last remains will be deathly. So almost Brad. You've gotta pick one here. Like, which when you like batter and leave it alone Kimmy Kentucky. All right. Good stuff. You know? People often off to say, why do you keep them around? And I don't always sometimes it's just not smile. Okay. So Brad does like the Onder. But he really likes Kentucky. Ken thompson. I just want to watch the game. I'm hoping Houston can can play. Well, I love Corey Davis junior one of my favorite players in the country. I think if you know he and Brooks can owes you will on the same night, which hasn't happened in the last several games. They have played a pretty good defensive team several times in Cincinnati. I know they haven't played a lot of top twenty five teams. But Cincinnati is a pretty tough team to go up against and they took two out of three from the barricades Kentucky without Washington. Just not the same team. But still good enough. I agree with Brad though. I I'd lean Kentucky just because I think they're going to get second shot opportunities, and and they travel. Well, I mean, it doesn't matter. It's games in Kansas City, Missouri be blue nation, and they're everywhere Houston, not far they're actually closer geographically to Kansas City than you Kentucky is. But they blew nation will be there. It's a game. I just wanna watch RJ. All right. Fez, you gotta lean. I leaned a Houston and far be it for me to question. Brad powers and how much a player is worth. But I think PJ Washington is worth more than two points. Let me make my case. Is there number one score is their number one rebounder is their number two guy in blocked shots. And but were really impresses me? I went ahead and took a look at his scoring numbers. He's a forward RJ. He's the third on the team with thirty one threes and PJ, Washington shoots. Forty two percent from the field from three point land the team shooting thirty six percent when I see a really high three point percentage shooter that's taking quite a few threes. And as a high field goal percentage that's a player that opens it up and makes everybody else better. So my handicap is that PJ Washington is not gonna play or if he plays he'll be compromised and that he's worth more than two points. Well, first off, obviously, this is not a binary thought will we play when he plays will he play won't he play. And if he does play the wilpon part is the spectrum of how Brad how did you arrive at your number? Disparity in my power rings. And also will we're trying to get into my pet peeves. Perhaps you just answered the question with no answer is why do you have this team rated higher because I think they're better. You're you're repeating yourself. Your power ratings were just by two points. That's not why he's worth two points. That's a sign. You think he's worth two? Okay. I'm my market as far as the power ranks last when PJ Washington was playing my powering were pretty much in line with the marketplace on a game in a game out basis with Kentucky when he went out. I saw immediately. There was about a two point difference between what the line was. And what my power running was on Kentucky. Okay. So in this case, you're saying there's nothing wrong with this. You're saying I don't believe I can assess his value better than the market. So I'm gonna let the this is a factor that I'm not going to be able to get an edge on us. I'll let the market dictate to me and hope other factors add up to something. I like exactly and Cape. Nothing wrong with that. And a player's worth is also how good are his replacements and Kentucky's case I'm in. He's getting replaced by a couple of four star players and EJ Montgomery and Richard so on moat. I agree with you fez on most teams PJ washes where three or more points on this Kentucky team, not as much and I've seen a step up from read Travis a fifth year senior that Kentucky can lean on this time of year. That they normally don't have because Kentucky's usually freshman and sophomore dominated. Let's give credit. He did have some numbers. Yes. Seems to have a ton of numbers on the radio and no numbers on the not as many on the pod. It's curious. But I like that debate more numbers pod. Less numbers live. Or the theorem is in a leisurely podcast. You can explain them. Yes. And people aren't like driving like making illegal left hand turns while it's adding of a number. Hidden. Bright blood other than sound right does. And now it's all in this in this corner. He's got a gigantic map of the United States. Folded one of the. Three three. And what was that you like everyone's dad was a member and they would give trip away. Chick big trip way. Ma- Matthau triptych was lighted. The highway. The airflow might make this a little shorter. We got off and we got North Carolina. We got fezzet and his maps in one corner. We got Brad with his best bat on this game. You start. I'm gonna take North Carolina mice the five here. And to me it's auburn's being over eight right now the marketplace, here's an Auburn team. That's won ten straight games playing their best wallet of the season. So far. Let's look at what all done in these things. Most recently the last five or six games first off Auburn got a dream drawn the SEC tournament they were favored Auburn was favor. Despite being the five seen their first games. And in the championship game got Tennessee after the volunteers played a nip tuck game against Kentucky to the wire the day before then in this stretch last four games. All basically wanna a couple coin flip should lost the Florida. There was a big non call at the end of the game and against New Mexico state. I mean, if New Mexico state doesn't have a couple of free throws. In out with one second offers, not even here. They get upset in the first round to me. Auburn relies heavily on three point shot. In fact, number eight in the country. Nearly fifty percent of all Auburn shots are from three point range and auburn's been red hotness. Rich seven straight games making twelve or more threes each and every game old adage you live by the three you die by the three North Carolina's. Well, above average in defending that three and the biggest advantage here. How about rebounding North Carolina top twenty in the country offense, rebounding Auburn bottom twenty in defensive rebounding. Auburn got beat up on the board against Kansas and Mexico state. That's okay. We won the game. We're not gonna be heard if they get dominate on the board. Sear get dominated on the scoreboard. Gimme North Carolina is five. So you're playing power aiding say five, okay? So you all about values there you like the matchup Carolina as you're on Auburn. Right. I'm confused. I of I don't think we should be downgrading Auburn for rolling through the SEC a really strong conference in winning it yet. They play Tennessee. They play like, South Carolina, Georgia. So hold up. This isn't about downgrading about saying that the reaction was too much. You do this all the time. Team won a game. But because the wind was blowing or something with your maps or whatever really wasn't a win. I always say, well how much was that worth? And you say half a point I go, okay. So instead of winning by twenty four. Yeah. So I get the idea Brad saying, hey, how I mean? What would this line be if Carolina Auburn had played in the first two weeks ago? What will I be out seven seven and a half? So I think your theory is auburn's been upgraded significantly in more than they should be. I got three reasons I like Auburn one is and I can't quantify at RJ. Auburn can't play a slow paced game. They they're horrible whenever they they're slowdown. But North Carolina loves to go up and down the court. They're not gonna slow this game down the totals one sixty four it's going to be attract me that is auburn's game. Second reason when you say you can't quantify. This would be a simple as going to a database and saying show me two thousand eighteen nineteen games in which the total. The score was less than whatever you wanna consider slow pace. And you could see it. Yes, I could do that. But so I could have quantified I have not quantified it. But it's it's. Its basic strategy Auburn when when when people discussing them this is a team that loves to get out run for so basic strategy isn't something that's year deandre this. You've heard someone say this team loves to row whenever I watch Auburn all the that Brad. I do but I'm not gonna blame that while blame him. But I've heard a lot of people say a Auburn likes running gun. I think it's more Auburn likes to take a bunch of threes and temple in the country offers number one fifty eight hundred and fifty teams one fifty eight. Okay. A little bit above average when it comes to temple. That's auburn's game. The question is do they play better or worse when the tempos faster? I'll tell you who does play better when there's tampo North Carolina. That's North Carolina's game their top ten in the country in tampo. Continued us second factor. And I use this in the first round if you recall, I think there's a hidden crowded here in Kansas City, a big crowded for Aubert. So you got you got a situation. This is the first game Auburn North Carolina. The second game Houston Kentucky as Ken mentioned big blue will present its Representative. Well, they'll be plenty of Houston fans as well. If you're Houston Phanor Kentucky fan, I ask all three of you who are going to root for Auburn and North Carolina this game roof robber because you don't wanna play North Carolina North Carolina's more likely to knock your team out. So because of that, I think we're gonna get solid extra value. The crowd should turn on North Carolina and be rooting for the underdog Auburn. And I think there's something else Obrad will probably agree with. And this is just because I'm friends with the Kansas guy for so long. I mean, ROY Williams is still despised and Cam, I mean, the fagging laughed there. You think they've forgotten? About that by now, they haven't it's good point. I got area. Good point. Yeah. I got a sensors price. Some resentment lingering to against North Carolina and one more factor. I do think that North Carolina is slightly very slightly overvalued just because they got to play two of their three games against Duke with outside on and they won both of. Yeah. I think you could make I mean because I was thinking about it. You can make the case that you, you know, as the mists of time weeks ago, and they becomes a month psycho. Yeah. They were competitive against do. You don't remember unless you're lost? The bet you don't remember every little situation the lead to the the winner the laws, maybe. Yeah. But your yeah. Your power hitting saying about right? It's about situational. I can you're gonna be the tie-break. Yeah. Then remember to the time. They played them was I on the only lose by a point at at many chances to win that game. So there are right there when I was in the line of they could've gotten to sweep. But here's the reason I'm staying away from the game is because Auburn MRs. Offensive assignments. And it scares the crap outta me. Sometimes I have a future on this team on personal relationship with Bruce pro light light the guy I like his coaching style. I like when he has a team down that a lot of time. He steps on that team. It got him in trouble in the first game against New Mexico state because they got a fifteen point lead. And they couldn't close him out. And nearly lost the game. Probably should've lost the game down the stretch. Like Brad was alluding to. But this style will give Auburn a chance to beat North Carolina because they do shoot the three so well when they're insane. And how do you get good three point shots? Good looks when you're up and down the court and its ragtag and you have guys getting open. Looks auburn's got collectively the best shooters when they're wide open. And I mean as far as the games that I've watched because I don't have the actual criteria. That RJ will ask me for. So I'm just saying the game that I've watched an Auburn has open looks from three they knocked them down with regularity. So that style gives off an chance on the glass. Brad was saying I'm worried. Because if auburn's not knocking down two threes, I see them a many, many, possessions one and done and that can spell doom. So it's a game that will root for Auburn because I do have a future ticket on them at forty one. But other than that, I'm just gonna watch because I respect Carolina, and I respect that their paces up and down. I think it's going to be a lot of fun. But if Auburn can ask for a match up as far as pace, I think they'd take this as opposed to go up against somebody like Saint Louis, Texas Tech where they're going to be slowed down last question. Freddy fanny pack. He's famous his name's, Freddie. He's got a fanny pack. He's got a big Bali walks down. Fremont street with a big dick has a deep fried twinkie at the end every third step. He takes a by. It's very robotic these eight games. You Tom give you a hundred dollar free role on one who's e taken. Wow. I'll say over what the heck I'll say that the. I mean, it's taught I mean, it's all recency bias this, Freddie, doesn't pry remember that Auburn at other. No. I mean, I'm gonna make the case as North Carolina. I agree with that. I mean, this feels like the short the weirdly shoreline to me. What would what else is in competition? What would be the other game that all now? You're right. You're right. I think public the ticket percent repreive say that maybe Kentucky. Yeah. But maybe because they wouldn't really know about the injury. I think that's a good point and Houston boy, Kentucky two and a half against he and probably be Kentucky. So always worries me on the northbound side, if so really, my guess is, Freddie haystack. In fact, that's what we can do that. In the show is we can have haystack. Do the handicap for Brad. On his pick. Brad. You've got Kentucky and my gut feeling. Haystacks here. It comes. Hey, sack Kentucky lame five against. Well, he doesn't like Kentucky Auburn he like North Carolina minus five even haystack and figure that one out RJ. I'll take North Carolina Kimmy tar heels national titles recently. What's Auburn won this football? Is this hoops here? What's auburn? I mean and been the Sweet Sixteen what twenty thirty forty fifty years. I got North Carolina only five they beat Duke. Couple times may New Mexico state that little old school out west almost beat Auburn tarheels eight role kidding me. So you and hey say. Unfortunately, that were you at all. No, haystacks men. Okay. I think he's positive EV on this show season. That's the danger. I listen, no elite eight special. This is a great opportunity to subscribe to the straight outta Vegas podcast. So what do we do? 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