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"chicagoland chevy" Discussed on The Dork Forest

The Dork Forest

03:05 min | 5 months ago

"chicagoland chevy" Discussed on The Dork Forest

"We're doing a dark Forest. It's we're still zooming you guys and today's guest is mr. Alex Smith. We met via the interweb on the Twitter when you were tagged for Jeopardy and that's I thought I thought it was a Jeopardy tag, but Alex meant just so people know, it's Alex Smith on Twitter and Alex Schmidt Instagram on Instagram. You've been rolling with that. So well, I really appreciate the notes. It will be in the notes my friends. And just so you know, and so I I have this to say let me just write something down. Hi and welcome to the show. That's what I wish to say God. Thank you. It's it's so so very good to be here. Yeah. I'm really nice to meet Jackie. All right, and you've got you have a lot of projects and you do stand-up and I don't even know where you live. Do you live in New York? I I've been basically between LA and then Durham North Carolina and I've been riding out the pandemic in Durham, North Carolina, which is an amazing City. Even you most like down. Yeah. Yeah and dice walks out that real nice walks. So she just I'm doing like three or four miles a day. I think at this point, I love it. That's that's great. But oh so you live in Los Angeles. I am here in Van Nuys. Hold your applause. You have to know that I live in a helicopter training area is what I seem to be experiencing. Yeah. Interesting are out there. That's what I hear. Ya ya ya page displays all the time, you know. Yes, swept 12 12 12, I live, wash and yeah and also not to like in rapidly income and a fan of the show. I've learned here from Wisconsin and I'm from Illinois, you know, good Great Lakes people. There's very exciting. I think it is exciting. Where are you from in Illinois? I'm from it's Glen Ellyn, Illinois. It's in DuPage. County which is the one next to Cook County there by Chicago. Okay. So is that officially Chicagoland? Oh, yeah. Yeah, it was always like Chicagoland Chevy dealer and everything and the ads. Yeah, that's totally a but that's totally thing see I'm Milwaukee land. I'm essentially I'm in between I grew up between Milwaukee and Chicago in between Milwaukee and Racine in between Milwaukee and Cudahy whatever like you can't cut 800 Creek and then sort of Racine and stuff like that, but it's just on the lake. It's very pretty full of this is great. Yeah, it's very very pretty. So we we've digressed we could dork out because I loved your tiny list of I was like, I'm going to need what would you like to dork out about and I knew Jeopardy would would cuz you were a four-time champion, right? I was yeah, if if people don't know me, it might be like I've done various podcast, especially one about Kurt Vonnegut and a recent one about making a bias in emoji. And then also yeah October of 2018, I was on Jeopardy and I got to win for whole times and meet Alex Trebek..

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"chicagoland chevy" Discussed on The Business of Sports With Andrew Brandt

The Business of Sports With Andrew Brandt

14:17 min | 7 months ago

"chicagoland chevy" Discussed on The Business of Sports With Andrew Brandt

"What do you mean? Do not spend one more second worrying about that boy. Wingate NOT ONE. You understand me. Yes Sir yes sir you do. Contract would even need to do but you do not spend one second worried about that. Boy I say okay. Because he was disappointed he was disappointed that David follow the lessons. He learned in school and he was. You know not being good representative the program. He was he was. He's amazing he just just may just a very very interesting God. But let's get back. I want to pick up. You say because it's a. It's a great segue into the documentary. So you talked about Patrick. Having similar just a thug and a tough guy and you know he's Teddy Bear. I mean that's what I call him a teddy bear my kids my daughter. Dana grew up with his son. Patrick they're literally to the day. Fifteen months apart they used to plow Jordan Jammer in the basement. Whatever you know that when they were like you know five years old five or six years old and and Patrick like part of the family. My kids laws. Patrick Ewing Yeah as do I and and so the point point of the is that you know the average fan you go to a game you know if you go to basketball game. Eighteen twenty thousand people go to football game. You have seventy five thousand people rescued park and watch the Game You. Don't you probably not sitting courtside or at the fifty and you go home? Had A great time and and your image of the players is what you see on the field where you and I having worked with the players. You know what the like when they take the uniform. They only have the uniform on for a couple of hours a day. So Patrick Ewing on the court is intensive physical incredibly hard worker. But that's not who. He is as a human being twenty two hours a day he's A. He's amazingly respectful. He's polite he's a great friend. He's got a great sense of humor. He's not remotely shy. People think you shy is not shy at all funny and I think the documentary shows you the side of Michael Jordan that the fans never see when he leaves the court and goes to the locker room takes his uniform and they see an particularly not so much earlier. Because there's not a lot of behind the scenes footage of the early years. The behind the scenes footage is in this last year in the question. Championship number six after Jerry. Krause incredibly announces before the season that his coach goes undefeated. Which has never happened history basketball? He's not going to be back next year. I think it's very interesting. Look at the shore the psychological makeup of Michael Jordan. What he did disguise themselves psyched up to inspires teammates. What he did spires coach. You know at how he took this band of sort of a raggedy band of players. I mean when they talk the documentary. This is the greatest team all time as far as performance maybe but as far as personnel like zero chance that this is remotely close to the greatest team of all time and I wanna tell you why so. This is like mid nineties okay. That's players Jordan. Second best players pimping their best players. Rob Okay. They need the centers. Are Bill Waddington Dickey Simpkins Luc? Longley you go to the teams that the Celtics and the Lakers had ten years earlier in the mid eighties. Okay Lakers had Jabbar Bajic worthy. That they had Byron. Scott Michael Cooper their ninth. Got On that team with Bob. Back to who won four NBA scoring titles Celtics? Their travels had bird parish and Mikhail three hall of famers top fifty pointers of all the time dotcom was Danny ainge and Dennis Johnson. One of the great defenders and be a history Scott Weltman M L Carr. Their ninth guy was a guy bill. The may made the one of the greater of the history. Bill would have made any center that bulls ever had looked like a jv player in ninth grade. And and so might Michael took this raggedy band guys and he brought them together and they want and the documentaries. He did this for the second three peat. He comes back for baseball in nineteen ninety four and on March thirteenth. I think it was the date when they play the Pacers and he's thirty one years old. He's a really smart guy. He knows it best. It's got three to five years in. His prime is not to be able to jump over a twenty year old player. What he's thirty nine years. Old and time's running out and so he didn't have time for distractions excuses. You know guys have headaches. Sprained ankles had like now. This is the future as our fame washing. Risk football coasters and you say the freaking which is now and and the intensity brought to. The film was a reflection of the fact that he knew that the sandwich running out of the hourglass and if he didn't win now that was it you know when we early years Jordan. What people don't realize everyone knows Jordan now and now? They're seeing him at the height of his powers. You taught me about marketing Michael Jordan and just at the early days of Nike. He was not the marketing phenomenon. Where you could just call up a national deal. I remember there was some Chicagoland. Chevy stuff there was some stuff but I I think at the time. They're only a couple african-american athletes. National DEALS MAY BE DR J. Maybe Walter Payton so I think what we did especially you is sort of opened up this new National Marketing Athlete african-american athletes that really people don't believe in now but that wasn't a thing back then. Well first of all in Nineteen eighty-four. You know the salary cap came into the nineteen eighty two because the prevailing feeling amongst advertising executives on. Madison Avenue was the NBA. Had to really terrible problems. One there was rampant drug use primarily marijuana but certain level of cocaine and two they thought the League was to block and they didn't think that the people in Iowa would accept the sport that was primarily black. That wasn't my opinion that was the opinion of people s N- evidence and as a result of that. I mean the finals when Magic Johnson. Vp FOULS ROD tape delay. They were live championship. And so Magic Johnson who had hall of Fame Career in the twelve month period or fifty month period between winning the NC. Double A. Tyler. Nineteen seventy nine over. Larry Bird becoming rookie of the year with the Lakers. Co Brigadier Larry Bird goes into the NBA finals and Kareem is hurt. They play magic etcetera. I think he had like thirty seven. And Seventeen or something you know shot a baby hook wins the MVP league championship rookie of the year. If he stopped playing after one year the guy had hall of fame career he had won national commercial for one year was seven up in his first. Five years is magic. Johnson Larry Bird had on doctor. Jay had none Walter Payton by the had some at eighty-three after the bears won the championship. You know but the Bulls didn't WanNa Championship to ninety one. So when Michael came out not one person except I except accept the shoe. Companies called up several interested in signing them and where we calls companies like McDonalds particularly McDonalds and Coca Cola. Chevrolet the idea of signing a team sport athlete on a team. That had won anything. You know who happened to be. African American. They would sorta whispered. Then what are we gonna? What how are we gonNA use this guy also? Gosh it'll go to McDonald's African American people to Arthur ash who I was a junior aged for us to tell the all time one of his great concerns was that the African American Diet had so much fat. You know fast food French fries. That people getting diabetes dying of heart conditions and so we had a pound. These companies injured that we have relationships with from tennis from Jimmy. Connors with Gabriella Sabatini Bomb Bundler. Tracy Austin whoever you know to to either take a look at Michael. His first deal dolls is funny story his first deal we signed him in two markets Chicago. Land the Greater Chicago area. Twenty five thousand and the State of North Carolina for twenty five thousand each year for two years when the first round. Mcdonald's deal was up and we went through it. The woman who ran North Carolina didn't want to renew the deal and I really why she goes David. I just don't even have a clue to head of us. Michael Jordan was playing in Chicago. You know to promote the sales of McDonald's products North Carolina. And so really you know. Michael Jordan only grew up in Wilmington. North Carolina played at the University of Carolina for three years. Who's two time? National Player of the year won a national championship freshman. Like is that like a hard job to promote your products. I think she got transferred. I you know I heard a rumor that it might have been Iraq. It might have been Afghanistan after that and you know but the point is that like it wasn't so much. Michael was well known from the Olympics. He was popular but the concept of using a team sport athlete as a national spokesperson. Yeah black or white was unheard of and there was nobody doing the NBA. Wasn't that popular. And there's a tremendous level of resistance at the beginning. Obviously once we once we sorta primed the pump the Cottam. His first grounded deals with McDonald's. Chevy Coca Cola. You know and people saw how grady wasn't a commercials and how great he was on the court you know. The rest is history but he needed to get a jump start and And that's you know that's what the first couple of years about. And then of course Nike. Will Nike was the first year? And the documentary were now In the middle of it we've just seen Roy episodes five and six as I talked to. You. It really showed your meetings with Nike. That were like pulling teeth to get Michael to even take the meeting. And then of course the concept of Air Jordan was hatched expound here purchase sure first of all Michael War Converse in college. Deans Beth is one of the big schools all converse in College Kentucky Carolina. I mean Converse phoned they Fisher shoe the NBA officially the Olympics They were they were basketball and they had their stable magic. Johnson Larry Bird Dr J. Zeya. Thomas Bernard King Rolando Blackman. I could go on and on. They had basically everybody except Kareem. Marcus Johnson who the data's Michael loved this? He became friendly with a guy. You know. Well that Gary Stoke who's the local Rep in the southeast and he would give Michael Michael One to where in practice during the Games. But when he could play on his own he loved the Davis. Frank Craig. Who is the number to partner at pro serve for years And left it. Run Octagon was the personal for the head of Adidas Adidas which is called Adidas Europe was founded by Adolf Dasa whose victims Ati Ati Dasa dollars in in the thirties and his son horse move the company from Germany to France to later shine. France and frank is frequent personal more. So pro serve we had stance who is the number one all time. Tennis shoot ever made with Adidas our mirrors with Adidas we had Yvonne Lindow with Adidas. We had the tennis players Union. Atp WITH ADIDAS WE had a ton of players not just with Adidas. Shoes led to have these shoes rackets closed across the boy void tech feedback. We tons of clients. Hymie feel you know really important. Tennis clients at long term relationship with with the company and so I called John Boulter. Who is the head of international marketing? You could tell that Michael wanted to go the DITA's I wanted to go at Nike Michael so I expressed his desire and Johnson. They you'RE GONNA ask us for a ton of money for this guy. The company is completely disorganized with poor steph. He had died the year before and there was like four or five family members. Jostling for position. Who's going around the company? They were competing with the American distributors. And it was just. It was a nasty so we just. We can't even make you an offer we can't make recap Michael Work Nike by contrast hyphen out. I developed a very very close relationship with the head of marketing for Nike. Was a lawyer. Lactose Rob Strauss you rob looked like John Madden news about six three three fifty big orange beard Berith Guy I love the guy and we developed such a close relationship that when we guys would come out before Michael would you know whomever i. He's okay what do you guys rob is the fourth and I want one hundred thousand..

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"chicagoland chevy" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:19 min | 1 year ago

"chicagoland chevy" Discussed on WGN Radio

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