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Monitor Show 14:00 09-23-2023 14:00
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Fresh update on "eagles" discussed on Red Eye Radio
"The Vince Colin a show weekday afternoons 3 to 6 on news talk 105 .9 WNAL making sense of the of the failure of He's our accordion, I'm Gary McNamara, good morning, download our radio app today and listen when and where you listen live overnight well I've just happened to be reading Jeffrey Blahir's column in National Review on the slob elitism of the democrats mm and -hmm it's interesting because he talks about the fact that he doesn't own a suit he said one of the reasons is because of the weight he gained during COVID yeah I gained weight during COVID and my mom noticed it she goes why you gained a lot of weight and I said mom it's COVID and she said how much COVID did you eat my I have fat suits and my skinny suits I'm prepared for anything I actually have a tux yeah do you because I used to do so many I used to do so many events when I was a local talk show host as a butler radio didn't pay side job radio didn't pay enough I was Jeeves Jeeves oh Jeeves Jeeves McNamara oh Jeeves uh but I haven't worn probably since 2004 2005 yeah and I have I have you know sport jackets um yeah uh I don't think I actually have a suit I've got sports jackets and ties but I never wear them you if know we have we have a number of business meetings that my wife and I have to attend and and things like that and so when it's appropriate I'll take a sport jacket and um I have I don't know probably four or five different suits that I could wear the thing is is that when we talk about this um it the question is where is the left going with it we want to all of a sudden start changing standards again if this was Trump complaining about it you know I mean here was a guy that was speaking of COVID remember when he had COVID he's walking out to get on Marine One to get him over to the hospital well he's always wearing a suit I mean I think except for a golf course and maybe occasionally he doesn't wear a tie and it's I think few and far between I mean just the way he's always been though I mean that's just kind you know the way he he has always stressed and you know we can start having the conversation about decorum and decorum doesn't matter and it matters with your applies to Trump too but the fact of the matter is is that when to you're change going the rules you know I would want to have a standard I would want to make if I've made it all the way to the Senate if by my state into the United States Senate then and I want to work for the people I want my constituents to be proud of their representation I want my family to be proud of the person that I am and I want to represent them accordingly and you know that applies I think in a number of ways and then a number of settings but you start changing the rules that's have a problem what I with well this article from Jeffrey Blair he said and he was like you know he's not the his point was not he's the biggest soup guy yeah like me I mean right I might be if I was working during the day and I know I was when I used to work when I used to work during the days as a talk radio host you had sales people coming in and everything else and it's like but you know working we here dress a lot more casually because and and of course you know occasionally I have to wear my we're doomed t -shirt sure I you mean but there's a you know there's nobody here if we had cameras in the studio we differently you know it depends you know what's what the situation you know what the situation calls for but he says to start I generally believe that when you ask for a major position of civic trust you owe it not even to your constituents but to the institution of government you are asking to pay heed to its tradition and formal rules even if not always religiously if you as a politician ask the people of your state for the job of representing them in the US Senate you owe it to both of them to show up looking and behaving professionally John Fetterman is not physically prevented from dressing in a manner that befits his office he merely doesn't want to and he feels he should be excused because of his private misfortune or perhaps he perceives political gain in it those are insufficient reasons i appreciated main republican Collins sarcastically talking about whether she should wear a bikini the next time the chamber was in session i suspect that neither she nor many other senators will be taking much advantage of the new policy at least not yet but even more obnoxiously the relaxation of the code applies only to the senators not their pages uh... that is telling as to majority leader as we said that is telling us majority leader schumer's concern about maintaining some stance semblance of standards he himself felt the need to stipulate in his announcement that he would continue to wear a uh... which uh... which is a shame i think we'd all prefer to see what schumer looks like in a hawaiian shirt shorts and sandals but it's more than a little hypocritical to say nothing of off brand for democrats to reserve the privilege of slothful comfort during a working day on the taxpayers dime exclusively to those of the royal rank and admission that this is a change they'd like not to see anyone else they themselves have to work with subordinates can now their proper place with the business suit and ironic new badge of servitude within schumer's chambers the wow so here's the difference those those who believe in the standard apply it to their selves they apply it to their lives and they live it and it it doesn't matter what the rule is i have a friend who's since passed every time he went to a restaurant with his wife is a suit and tie every time it didn't matter the restaurant if he went to chick -fil -a he wore a suit and tie so people have their standards and yeah it's hope both and expect that susan collins not show up in any and you look at that and invite eric harley shouldn't wear one either trust me i tried but these are the standards that people have you better let people know that you weren't being serious on that what believe me i tried to wear a bikini if you don't know i'm joking by now that that that that that that you really want me to be well expert remember joke remember please remember were the ones that when we said when the and no i seriously tried to wear a bikini hell and the whole thing is multiple incidents in public and the thing is is when you have that standard yourself it demonstrates the type of person you are the person standing out here will be will be the person that decides to relax their own standard and that will be and then here it is uh... rich lowery's column yesterday john fetterman makes the u s senate safe for it's graceful slobs and john fetterman senate is now set he's the guy who made it possible to dress like a slob yeah here's the difference most of them won't dress like slob only fetterman will and he'll stand out and the the slob that he is there's business casual then there's fetterman's garb it wouldn't be acceptable at many of the events around the country philadelphia eagles fans game day oh yeah sure i was going to say if you had a court side seat if he showed up at almost any service or working class job in america dressed this way they would send you home his supervisor would give him a stern talking to and insist that he had more respect for himself his colleagues and his customers i have a i have a friend a dear friend to this day and we worked together in radio at one time and we had a live remote and it was on a saturday afternoon at a huge furniture and and clients place we were doing this live remote you know you you there go out you tell your listeners you're on the air and you do these breaks what they call breaks at commercial breaks and say hey come and on out see me i got free this and free that and they have some great deals right now at this location and he showed up quite frankly looking like fetterman and i said well you don't have much time and he said what what do you mean i said well we go on the air in 30 minutes
Monitor Show 19:00 09-22-2023 19:00
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A highlight from 43: Week 2 Recap
"Welcome to the Ultraflex Football Podcast. Move over Pat McAfee. There's no denying that we are here to spice up your life and never forget about the good times. I'm your host, Anthony Sutton. With me, as always, is Rob Green. Man, I wasn't prepared for that change. What's up? What's going on? And Viva Forever, Ryan Wheeler. I feel so much pressure. Now we got to be better than Pat McAfee. All right. Oh, we got the... Go ahead. No, he's actually like swearing on ESPN now, and he's got like Mike Greenberg, he swore on ESPN now because of McAfee. He's actually... A little more laid back now, huh? Yeah, he wears a tank top. He's very good for ESPN, in my opinion. Go ahead. He's spicing up Disney, huh? I think I saw, didn't they have to put him on like an extra delay versus normal? I mean, I wouldn't be surprised. He has to cut out the F words a little bit, I heard. Someone's got to tell him to stop the cursing. No. Why? That's what makes it fun. I'm like eight song titles through my album here, so. Oh, he's like, damn, you're doing song titles already? Yeah, I thought you had to say him first. Holy moly. All right, well, we're about to find out what your song titles were. So Tony messed up two weeks ago. He didn't get all the song titles in, so now he has an album to himself, but because this is a team sport, a team podcast, Rob and I now have to split apart, or a album between ourselves. So Rob and I have Good Charlotte, The Young and the Hopeless. My songs are A New Beginning, Lifestyle of the Rich and the Famous, Wondering, The Story of My Old Man, Girls and Boys, and My Bloody Valentine. Rob? I don't know, man. I'm not feeling good about this week. This is a lot. Seven songs and a half hour show. All right, I got Hold On, Riot Girl, Say Anything, The Day That I Die, The Young and the Hopeless, Emotionless, and Movin' On. Tony, we're all wondering, what do you have? You have the Spice Girls, my man. And I already, I've gotten already into the pod. I've already gotten Spice Up Your Life, Stop, Never Give Up on Good Times, Move Over, Denying, and Viva Forever. I still need to get in Too Much, Saturday Night Divas, Do It, and The Lady is a Vamp, which will probably be a difficult one. Hold on, can you say that one more time? What was that? The Lady is a Vamp. Like a vampire, assuming? What's a vamp? It's a vampire. And that's from the Spice World album. 1997 made me feel old AF. 97, wow. I remember watching the Spice World movie, the Spice Girls movie. I do not remember. Oh, you guys didn't have older sisters, that's why. No. All right, anyway. Movin' On. All right, speaking of Movin' On, the NFL schedule moved on. We are now in week two, so let's get to Football Talk. And I guess technically we're in week three, so we're going to recap week two. As always, we're going to start with the Bills game, go to the Titans game, and then kind of what else is going on. So, Rob, you were at the Bills Raiders game. What were your biggest takeaways? It was a fun home opener. The Bills got back to their winning ways with a nice, easy, I'd even want to say I was worried at the beginning. It was a little annoying that they fell behind 7 -0, but I was confident they would still pull it out. They did. Josh Allen ended up AFC Offensive Player of the Week, I think the 11th time in his career now, which is pretty impressive. Wow, the franchise record. Oh, I didn't know that. Nice stat. You beat Jim Kelly, it was 10 times. Well, pretty nice. Feels like a new beginning for the Bills, for sure. Nice, Ryan. Where was I going with that? I told you guys a stat yesterday, actually, that surprised me, but Josh Allen is number one in completion percentage so far this year. I know it's only two games in, but fun little tidbit there. It's crazy how much can change week by week in the NFL, and it's going to happen again this week. If the Bills were to lose to Washington and go 1 -2, then it almost feels like the game, I know it wouldn't be a must -win, but it feels like the game against the Dolphins the following week would feel like a must -win. That way, they're not 1 -3 and that far behind the Dolphins, but yeah, it's crazy how much can change in one week in the NFL. Oh, show. My biggest takeaway, and I said it last week, kind of a similar takeaway for me was last year it felt like we never got pressure on the quarterback. This year, it feels like we're constantly getting the opposing quarterback pressure, and it feels like our offensive line is playing well, so big task, which is we're physical, we can run the ball, we can block, we can get pressure. It's a good change of pace. I don't know, honestly, I'm not smart enough to tell you if McDermott's play calling is a factor in that, or if it's just Leonard Floyd, hopefully his ankle's okay, is better, and Ed Oliver's having a better year, so on and so forth. Yes, I saw his average depth of tackle is negative yards right now, which is impressive. So his average tackle is a tackle for a loss. That's awesome. That's literally the definition of blowing up a play. So yeah, it's exciting. Obviously, this win means something, but it doesn't really if you go and lose to Washington, so got to two and one. Two and one, by the way. Oh, yeah. I think everyone does the thing where you kind of... Did we just lose our host? It kind of looks like a frozen face there. Okay. Hey, frozen face. Oh, Rob, it's you and I. Let's do this thing. All right. So I didn't get to talk about the Titans at all. Can we say anything now, because he's gone? Yeah, we can say anything. Say anything, say anything. Sorry, I can't sneak any of these. Good Charlotte. Anywho, girls and boys, my takeaway is that the Titans are who I thought they were. The team that... I guess who a lot of Titans fans thought they were. The team that's probably... You are who we thought you were. Welcome back, Anthony. Thanks. They're the team that's going to beat the good teams and lose to the teams they should beat. And that's how it feels like the Titans have always been. They keep every game close. They have a shot. They have a chance in every game. So they're not quite the young and the hopeless, but they're just maybe like the mediocre. No, they're not the young and the hopeless. Oh, I thought that was one of my song titles. That's the... Oh, no. Oh, no. Clearly. Well, okay. I guess I can cross that one off my list then. Anywho, you know who else I was impressed with was the Falcons. They play a certain brand of football. It's the NFC Titans. I think I have to be a fan of the Falcons now. But just ground and pound, they came back. They were able to pull that one out in Green Bay. So... Yeah. The Falcons. To your point, there's not many teams, I feel like, in the NFL that have an identity, like a true identity. The Falcons are one that you know exactly what you're getting every week. And that could be really good or it could be really bad. Oh, for sure. One of my week two takeaways is prior to the season, it was always... And I was the one on this podcast kind of leading the charge is how good the AFC is gonna be. And then if like through two weeks, which is, again, a small sample size, it feels like the 49ers, Eagles, and Cowboys are playing just as well as anybody. And they're all in the NFC. Now, the NFC doesn't have much else to offer, but those three teams are gonna be very formidable to whoever comes out of the AFC come Super Bowl time. Yeah. At this point, their high -end talent almost seems better than the AFC with a lot of the top teams in the AFC struggling. So... Do you guys think that three of the top five teams in the NFL are NFC teams? Maybe even three of the top four teams in the NFL? I think that's fair right now. Yeah. That's crazy, isn't it? Because before the season, it was like, the AFC is so strong, so good. They have all the good quarterbacks and two weeks is a pretty small sample size, but I think... I think at this point, yeah, it's safe to say those three teams are top five. I don't even know who you would put... I mean, I guess the Dolphins are probably the best team in the AFC at the moment. I mean, the Chiefs scored 17 points against the Jaguars. And I mean, the Bills looked very good last week, but you can't ignore how poorly they looked the first week on offense. So... And then obviously, the Bengals Chargers being 0 -2 hurts the AFC's, I guess, power rankings or however you want to look at it. And then Rogers being hurt. Those are three teams that I thought were going to have a very good season. They still might. Maybe not the Jets, but the Chargers and the Bengals.
Fresh update on "eagles" discussed on Ben Shapiro
"You're rooting. You're rooting. You're watching them. So Notre Dame, Ohio State are both legendary programs and having a game like this that is an elite matchup with these two teams is great for college football. Yeah, we got Joe Theismann there. You have Vince Vaughn. Brian Urlacher. Brian Urlacher, New Mexico. Brian, what are you doing there, buddy? I guess he became an honorary Notre Dame fan as a Chicago bear. I guess. He went to New Mexico. Played for Rocky Long. Yeah, he did. Played for Rocky Well, Long. I played against Brian. He was a hell of a college boy. Yeah, he was, man. He did everything. Like, he returned punch. Well, he was a real athlete. Like, you know, it just, he just stuck out on film every time, every time we watched him. He was all over the place. Yeah, so, um, getting back to a couple of games that were played a little bit earlier today, and again, when we look at some of these matchups and the final results, Alabama, as we mentioned, beating Ole Miss today, that was a huge game for Nick Saban. They needed that. They needed that in the worst way, and their quarterback played well after getting benched a week ago. Saban, I'm sure, was hearing it. I have never seen a week where there was more anti -Nick Saban sentiment than this past week, where even, you know, the fine bong, what's his name, Paul Finebong, what's his name? Yeah, yeah. He, I mean, he's saying it's over. He's basically indicating, and that guy's like Mr. SEC, and for them to come up, especially on a defensive side, and do what they did to Ole Miss, because you know, Lane Kiffin knows the Nick Saban playbook. He knows everything about it. A veteran quarterback at Jackson Dart, and he got shut down today, so yeah, sometimes the obituary's a little premature. Well, it is, especially when you you have, when you're writing one for the greatest college football coach of all time, it's hard to pin that obituary after three games. So it, look, will they continue on, and will they be in the college football championship, I mean playoffs? I don't know. Maybe not, because that quarterback is position a little shaky. Well, they'd have to run the table. They'd have to run the table. Even if they somehow got to the SE championship and lost to let's say Georgia. They will lose to Georgia. Yeah. Well, Georgia's trying to still work out their quarterback situation. They are, but it's the defense for Georgia. Georgia, don't I know how you can lose that many starters on that one. They all go to the Eagles. Unbelievable. And still have the level of talent they have up front and in that secondary. It just blows my mind and that is what we call a pipeline. You know, that's a power struggle at the top for minutes over college football in Georgia has supplanted them at this time. And I know that just burns Nick safe enough. I know it is. Well, think about this. The AP poll started in 1936. No one has ever been the AP national champion three years in a row. And obviously if you win the playoff, you're automatically going to be the AP champion. Georgia's trying to pull that off this year. They are. I think that this Notre Dame Ohio State game winner could be the prime challenger. I would agree with that, especially if it's Notre Dame. When you have a six year quarterback, when you think about Sam Hartman's career, Wake Forest throwing for well over 10 ,000 yards. And then you go to Notre Dame with that kind of resume where you're obviously throwing the ball to much more talented receivers than you ever had at Wake Forest. But this kid right here, Marvin Harris Jr., Marvin her son Jr. hated playing against his father. Yes. And Peyton Manning just drove us crazy being on two teams where they were in our division. Yes. Oh, God. Just wide open again. Like, why is he so wide open? His son shifts the sentiment. same And even when he's not wide open, throw it up to him. He'll make it happen. Well, he's one of those the son of a Hall of Famer that talent wise is probably better. But of course, yes. In sheer physical talent. Well, his father will tell you that as well. Yeah. Well, fathers say that anyway. but No, I'm saying I have a nine year old. We were basketball training basketball. Is he ahead of you? Were he I'm not even on his level now. Okay. At nine years old. You remember when you were nine. Is that the great part about being a dad and you started going back in time? Like, where was I at this stage? I remember being nine eating cereal and watching cartoons. He's getting up at 830 and going to train with a coach. Wait a second here. Are you are you I know I know you very well. I know you're going to let him do his thing. Yeah, he wants to go to the NBA and play football. Do you ever have to pull the reins back a little bit on ten -year -old? Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I don't want to burn out too quick. Well, no, he wanted to we just just came off the summer championship for 9U. Yeah. And he wanted to roll right into fall and then right into winter. And I said, no, no, no, we're going to take fall off. You're going to focus on school. Yeah, we're in school now. We're going to earn winter basketball. Right. But what we'll do is we'll train. We'll have Coach Allen, who's a tremendous trainer.
A highlight from Short Stuff: Origin of Math Signs
"Hello, everybody. The Xfinity 10G network was made for streaming, giving you an incredible viewing experience. Now you can stream all of your favorite live sports, shows, and movies with way less buffering, freezing, and lagging. Thanks to the next generation Xfinity 10G network, you get a reliable connection. So you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your favorite entertainment. Get way more into what you're into when you stream on the Xfinity 10G network. Learn more at Xfinity .com slash 10G. Hey, and welcome to The Short Stuff. I'm Josh, and there's Chuck, and this is Short Stuff. And we are going to talk about something that has been overlooked for far too long, which is the origins of the plus, minus, multiplication, division, and equal symbols. I thought this was really cool, by the way. You put this together with help from FASCO, Caltech, Science ABC, among other places. And I had never thought about this stuff because I'm not a math person, but I love origin stories. And so I thought this is really neat, especially the fact that these symbols came about to begin with because people, before they had these, you wrote out a math problem like this long word problem. But not like, you know, a train's traveling in this direction kind of thing. It's more like I have divided 10 into two parts and multiplying one of these by the other. The result was 21. Then you know that one of the parts is thing and the other is 10 minus thing. Right. That was an excerpt from a 9th century algebra book by the mathematician Muhammad ibn Musay Al -Kharwazmi. I'm pretty sure that's his name. Today, you would take that same formula and write it out as x times 10 minus x equals 21. Yeah. So simple. That's it. And that reveals why these things were so important. It just saves you so much time. So not only did it make writing an algebra book that much more attractive, it made teaching it that much faster. You might not have necessarily learned it any faster, but you definitely could teach these things faster with these notations rather than writing it out. And I also saw, Chuck, that some of those sentences that they would write, some people would put it into verse, metered verse, like poems. That takes a lot of time and it's unnecessary. Yeah. And especially at the time when you're writing with an eagle's feather and an inkwell. Sure. You know what I mean? That really drags too. It's not like you're just dashing this stuff off with a pencil. Nope. So some folks came along and changed all that. According to the VNR Concise Encyclopedia of Mathematics, hot read, the origin of the equal sign goes like this. A man named Robert Ricord, or Ricordae, was the royal court physician for King Edward VI and Queen Mary, and very influential mathematician in Wales. And he got tired of writing out equals over and over. So he thus proposed the equal sign because it is two little equal lines, and that's parallel equal lines. And I never thought about it, but it's brilliant. Yeah. He said a pair of parallels or twin lines of one length, and then he shows what he's talking about because no two things can be more equal. And there's a lot of extra vowels in those words, but he gets the point across. And he was saying like, this is such a great time saver. I'm so tired of saying is equal to. And he wrote it in a book called The Wet Stone of Wit. And of course, a wet stone is what you sharpen things with. So it sharpens your wit to read this book. I love that title. And it actually became very influential and well -read as far as 16th century math books go. And Robert Ricord is credited with coming up with the minus symbol and introducing it to his people back then. The equal sign, you mean? What did I say? Minus sign. Oh, just wait, Chuck. All right. Well, we're there. Plus and minus are what we use to indicate adding something and subtracting something, as everyone knows. The terms themselves come from Latin, where plus means more and minus means less. And the other thing is the plus symbol itself is also from the Latin word et et, meaning and, like this and that equals that, which is pretty great. So at one point there was a French philosopher named Nicole Oresme from the 14th century who used that plus sign as a shorthand for et, which is what they used to write. And at first it didn't take, right? I think like people weren't universally accepting this. Yeah, it wasn't until like the 16th or 17th century that it started to really kind of take off. I think the 16th century. And apparently there was competition at first too, that it wasn't just the plain old plus sign, that equal cross, that there were other crosses in the running too, including the Maltese cross. It's a great looking cross, but it takes a lot more time to write the Maltese cross out than it does to make a plus symbol. And the whole point of these things was to save time. So everybody said, yeah, Maltese cross, we like you, but we're going to go with the plus sign. That's right. So that's plus. We got equals, we got plus, minus now. In Europe, there was an Italian mathematician named Luca Pacioli. And Luca was using the symbol P with a little line over it for plus, an M with a little line over it for minus. And no one's exactly sure, but it seems to be that the M was just dropped, right? And then the minus sign, because we already had a plus sign, became the minus sign. Yeah. So you don't need the plus sign. Forget you P with the tilde over it. We're going to take the M instead. And it wasn't Robert Ricord who came up with that, but he was the one who introduced it to England.
Fresh update on "eagles" discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
"You what happened a road rage incident in Lake Stevens looks like law enforcement could use some help the time right now 630 bridge railroad in Eagle Pass Texas is reopened it was shot as part part of the ongoing surge of migrants more than a hundred forty two thousand migrant encounters have been reported in the first half of September ABC Jacqueline Lee has more local leaders across the country have been pleading with the federal government to intervene the Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas is now saying that the border is close he's making that very clear tropical storm Ophelia made landfall earlier earlier in North Carolina it's expected to continue bringing heavy rain in wind parts of the mid at risk of flooding UAW strike expanded Friday to more GM and Stellantis facilities President and will visit striking auto workers next week and senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey says he is not going going to resign despite calls from the step down from his fellow democrats after he was indicted on federal bribery and corruption charges Brian Clark ABC News news radio 1000 FM 97 .7 stay connected stay informed good morning 631 current temperature 57 cloudy conditions and we'll get the Theron's forecast here
Monitor Show 23:00 09-20-2023 23:00
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Comma, Comma, Comma, Comma, Comma, Commanders, you're on and pro. All right, a big match up for the commanders at FedEx tomorrow as the bills come to town. Joining us now, WTOP sports director and commanders beat reporter George Wallace. George, I knew you would appreciate a little rendering from Dave there of the Comma, Comma, Comma, Commander song. Yeah, you can't, you can't escape it. Look, the fever's, the fever, it's the fever and, and he's going to keep singing it. So it's a tall order tomorrow, right? But the commanders look good so far. What's it going to take to beat one of the best teams in the league though? Yeah, Kyle, look, here's the first thing. You can't get down 21 to three, okay, against the Buffalo team. That is that to your point, one of the better teams in the league. I don't think you come back from 18 points down tomorrow against the Bills team. So, as the player said this week, starting fast is a must and obviously, you can't turn the ball over. And the offense and Sam House stay on the field. Keep Josh Allen and Stephon and Diggs company off the field. You know, sustain drives, convert third downs and drives with points. Then they have a good shot at winning. Alright, is everybody pretty healthy good to go for this game? Logan Thomas is out. He's got the concussion which he suffered last week on that touchdown catch in Denver. Everybody else should be good to go. Curtis Samuel and Cam Curl to safety were ill, sick yesterday. So, they've officially been on the injury report is questionable but Ron Rivera thinks they should be good to go. And Daron Payne was upgraded to full go which is a really good sign because need they him against that high powered Buffalo offense. Yeah, that's big. So, look ahead for us. Eagles next, then the terrible Bears, the Falcons Atlanta pretty good, and then the really terrible Giants. What can we expect as we go forward to those those games. I like how you just, they're just terrible. I mean, they are. I mean, this this is a this is a stretch. Yeah, Kyle. This is a this is a really good one two stretch here between with the Bills and the Eagles two really of the top teams in the NFL. Let's just be honest about it. So, but after that, yes, so you're to your point, very winnable games. They come home with the Bears on Thursday night. The Bears are a complete mess right now. The Giants having their issues as well and they go on the road to Atlanta which could be a winnable game. So, it's a it's it's not a must these next 2 weeks but it's a measuring stick and then to see where you are and if they can beat Buffalo tomorrow, then I think the narrative changes about this team around the NFL, I really do. Yeah, I'm sure it will. I mean, three and oh would be a major thing for the commanders. Real fast. The conditions tomorrow on the field probably gonna be pretty sloppy. Does that even matter though in the NFL these days? It might. It might. It might. It might affect the the passing game tomorrow depending if it's actually raining and windy. At one point, I'm not the sure latest or when they're going to get out of here, but I was here in the morning. It could be bad, but by game time it could be intermittent, so that could be have an effect on it. We'll see, but yeah, these guys practice and a lot of times they practice in the elements and that shouldn't be a huge deal unless the wind is really ripping tomorrow, but I don't think it should be. Alright Georgie, WTOP Sports Director a problem. and Here's beat reporter George Wallace. Here we go, one more time for you. I know you don't get enough of it. Alright, Go Commanders for your Sunday. It's now 9 .18. Traffic and weather on the 8th. Let's check in with Mary DePompa in the WTOP Traffic Center. Well, we're trying to get over that song, but we're gonna tell you about the weather and traffic. It's gonna be a thing. We've already had some flooding, some flashing traffic signals, wind is already an issue, but here's what's happening. We're down to one on the beltway. A jackknife truck, unfortunately. outer The loop still slows after Georgia Avenue, passing the Temple, Connecticut Avenue toward 355, where staying you're to the right to get by that jackknife truck. Now, earlier issue was on the inner loop, the spur that cleared. The outer loop is still slow in Virginia to get past Georgetown Pike, however, the crash that was cleared from travel. 95 South, there was a right lane block near the Fairfax County Parkway in the rain, but the truck is cleared. He was disabled. So right now, no incidents, 395 between the 14th Street Bridge and into Fredericksburg.
A highlight from Caroline van der Plas
"Up, person de ketitel, a respect van vlees en bloot, for the keike die we luestern, and the luesterer die go keiken. Keike and luestern are... Caroline, van der Plas, welcome! Thank you! Eindeke eef rist? Euhm, neewen ik sie tom ik jou. Haha, there you are. Dit is heedleker eef een sprekjeso. Ja. Euhm. Euhm, dit is heedleker eef een sprekjeso. Euhm, neewen ik sie tom ik jou. Haha. Euhm, neewen ik sie tom ik jou. Haha. That doesn't happen all the time, but we do our best for it. That's a lot of work to do. So, since the general over -winning, with the rules... ...a club in the Netherlands... ...is it enough? No. No, the over -winning of 15 months... ...that took all the provinces together... ...and the United States... ...the formation of the colleges of the United States... ...the first came, and we said no. It was a long day for now. All uni, all cities and states... ...and all cities together... ...took a lot of time... ...and we came together in the same way. That's right. And Caroline for the Plus is the overall winner. Yes. You come to the overall table. So sick. Yes, yes, sicker. So we're going to take five or six years of Israel... ...in a module. Yes, clubs. What do you need? What do you need? Now, I have a lot of work to do. I work here, naturally... ...and a lot of work by income citizens... ...because, yes, I don't belong here. I come with my parents... ...and I also like to see that I'm still living here. I have a lot of work to do. Of course, Israel has a lot of work... ...by the opening of MBO here... ...and they say to me... ...you don't have time for that... ...but I'm still living here. I'm still living here. That's why I have a lot of work to do. It's a lot of work for people... ...a lot of work for people. I have a lot of input, so... ...yes, I still have a lot of work to do... ...with my kids. Well, that's it. We're really looking forward to it. You're a journalist. Yes. Are you more? No. I'm not more. No, you're not. You're more of a journalist... ...than a journalist. Yes. Who is more of a journalist than you? Yes, my father. My father was a journalist... ...a sports journalist... ...by David Dagblad... ...and, yes, at the same time... ...I also worked with a lot of sports... ...and so on... ...and I found out... ...that I really liked what he did... ...and that I really liked the Redaxi. What kind of sport was that? I've played a lot of amateur football... ...a lot of times in David... ...and I also played with the Eagles... ...because I think it's the most important thing... ...to be able to drive a motorcycle... ...and to be able to drive the Redaxi... ...and, yes, it's a little... ...but I also really liked the Redaxi... ...and I found out that I really liked... ...a lot of people... ...with a lot of spinners... ...and what -not... ...and coffee halls... ...for the journalists... ...and so on. I also liked the chocolate milk... ...because I thought... ...that I would also be able to help... ...with the KISS Rave. And so on... ...I really liked it. So it's a lot of fun. So it's not so much the journalistic... ...in the interest of where I'm going. No, my father gave me that offer. And he said... ...that you can't do anything... ...and you're not going to do anything... ...and you're not going to do anything... ...and you can't do anything else... ...and you have to pay for it. So it's a lot of the Redaxi work... ...and then the work comes up. So we all have to do something else. And... ...no, that's what I just said. Yeah. The question of whether or not... ...you're going to stick to it... ...can I ask? Yeah, yeah. No, yeah. I'm going to ask you to do something else. And say... ...you're not going to do anything else. No, no, no. I don't know if you know... ...the journalists... ...or the younger generation... ...with which I contacted China. I don't want to get into a Gladiator List... ...but I think it's also a big part of the younger generation. You know, younger generation always SCREAMS... ...about whether you're going to talk about their kind and... ... Their own states and things like that. So we can really talk about younger generations... ...who are going to talk about their own state. I always think that the criticism... ...and everyday else is applied to younger generations... ...so sometimes we think of younger generations as Russian... ...as being assume that it's not just you. We have had insane fish. They don't mind that that's not the best. We can do it without drugs. But we still have to find a way to double this on paper instantly In the mayoralpanels. Can you repeat the question in my context? Yeah well, our publictime support goes back to the start of the setup of the FC times, and to prevent so many types of emergencies. it works .pparang The pattern will break, in the states too fast. This will be ideal cherry grass, but that has to be done spiritually. They are very special for the society. This thing isDexter from the point of view of thephone. What about the speaker? There are several questions that you can answer. At least for a Rocky Buss. It's not that it's a big name, it's just a realistic name. But that's what we're talking about. Maybe if we're talking about problems? Yes. What do you think about that? I think that I'm 33 years old now. Yes, I'm not, but I'm an adult now. Yes, you are. Yes, I know, but... You don't have anything else to say? No, no, my ears are not really working. No, I don't have anything else to say. I'm not sure, but I'm not sure. But it was more that we were actually not really talking about the fact that we were talking about the fact that we were talking about the fact that this restaurant, the cafe, which is called Dina Weis, was a place that was closed for the first time. It was closed for the first time. And now that it's closed, the cafe is still closed, so it's hard to say. And you're from Bine, too? Yes, that was for him a question that is not working. There is no real time for it. No. There comes, well, a normal work up your ass. Yeah. And what you can do is take a stand from a bisturier to an angst for a new party. Yeah. The ground is open. Each year, at least, there's a tour back of the Bible, and stuff like that, so there's no real time for it. There is no real time for this party. It's open. So, it's a bisturier with the hand behind it. And that's what, what's the name of Caroline's bisturier? Her lance bisturier, that's what you're talking about. Yeah. No, it's a bisturier, but I think that we're seeing that we're already open to it. We're always open to it, that we're always looking at it, and that's what's next. And, of course, it's been a long time. And that's what we're seeing is the need for employees. And we're seeing employees that are always looking for a new job, a new job, a new job, a new job, So we're not too far away. So, we're not too far away. So, we're finally in the middle of the day. And, of course, we're having a good time with the candidates. We're having a lot of fun. We'll be doing some work with the candidates, we'll be doing some good things, and we'll be doing some good things. And we'll have a tour where we'll be able to get to know the candidates. So, yeah. Yeah, I think that I think that yeah, what is it? I think that it's a very important thing for the candidates. Because I see it on the wall. I'm not a fan of the wall. Yeah. I think that I think that we're not going to be able to do anything or do anything. Or, I guess so. But, what's your job for your audience? What's your job for your kids? Well, for my first job, I was really lucky. I thought I had a job, of course, and I thought I was very lucky. But I thought that it would be nice for my audience to be able to do something. And it would be nice to be able to do something if it were honest, if it were a technique, or something for my audience. What was it? Yeah, I think I was in the middle of the class. I was 13, 12, 13 years old. I was in the middle of the class. I was 13, 12, 13 years old. When I was really lucky. I didn't have any other things to do. I didn't go to school or other things to do. So, that was my thing. But, I did it. I got to have my own thing. And I was interested in it. I wasn't interested in it. I wasn't interested in it. I was very interested in music, pop stars, French, that kind of thing. So, what kind of music were you interested in? Aspen, ballet, and The Renderer, Ultra Fox, U2. That was the biggest thing. Were you interested in music? Yeah, I wasn't interested in music. I was interested in Spotify, so I wasn't interested in music. I thought, oh yeah, you can't do anything amazing. You have to do things in your head. You have to do everything amazing. Yeah, that's the thing. That's the thing that you have to do in your head. Yeah. on the other hand, you have to do things intuitively. Yeah. And that's another thing in politics. Yeah. No, I have a lot of things that in my head are the biggest things that the United States was in. The United States was free and I wasn't interested in music. I wasn't interested in music at all. I was interested in music. But I didn't have the best set of shows. I had a lot of things that I had done that the United States was free. I was not interested in music. It was good. Good. It was It was good. I was music. It was good. I didn't set of shows. The United States was free. The father was free. Man was free. The author was free. Most of the were free. In fact after that I was excited about my would you be more clear with the history of the place, the land and the state? Yes, I was at my base, but in the period before I came, I was in overland. My father was there in 2013, overland. So he didn't have much money. But my brother, my mom and my friend Henk, they visited as well. And they told me to come back. I was there in 2013, and I was there in 2013, and I was there in 2013. So I was there in 2013, and I was there in 2013. But I was there in 2013, and I was there in 2013. And they had a great experience. They came up with this idea of the Great Lakes. So, yeah. But who is that in the region that believes everything about it? And is there no state for it? Yes, then you have to think about what I'm talking about. Yes. Yes, it's a little different. If a person lives, has a loss of the right to be part of it, they have to go back home with a little bit of a miss. There's also the period that you're sick. It's going to be very difficult. Is it going to be very difficult? No, it's not. I think it's going to be very difficult. But, yeah, overland. In a health care process, I can take care of it. Yes, I think it will have a lot of impact on my health. I think that, with a lot of people, it's difficult to get enough of it. You have to take care of it. You have to take care of it. It's a little bit difficult to get enough of it. But if you see that you have a lot of pain and loss of health, that is a lot harder. That is not a good idea. That I think is a little bit hard. have That you a lot of pain and loss of health. That you don't have a lot of pain, that you're sick. And that's what I really want to hear, from the fact that it's over -layed, that it's all over the place. Is it a sort of good off -site? That you have a lot of pain? Yes, for sure. That's what I wanted to hear. A hundred percent. Overall, it's what I want to hear. That's what I want to hear. If someone has a heart attack and is sick, then they don't have the person who is sick. But you have to take care of it. That's what I want. That's what I want to hear. That's what I want to hear. And if they do that, then they will have a lot of pain. And that's what I want to hear. A lot of things can be explained. And it's sort of off -site, in the sense of, no, we don't have a lot of pain. We don't have a lot of pain. So that's a big deal. Yes, that's a big deal. A big deal. A lot of people do that. And that's a big deal. For someone who has a lot of pain, that they don't have a lot of pain. But I really want to hear it. And that's what I really want to hear. It's a very important moment that you have met Okaa. And you have to think about what it can mean in one day. And you have to work with it. You have to work with it. So you can take care of it. All of that will happen. You have to work with Okaa. And if it works, then it's not going to work. And that really is a real fact. It's not going to work. It's not going to work. So it's an important moment. Our lives and our practices will work together. So if you have a partner, or maybe even a partner, you have to think about it. If it doesn't work, it's not going to work. And realize that people don't have a lot of pain. No, they can't. No. And you don't have a lot of pain. Yes. You have to have a lot of pain. No, no. A lot. A lot of pain. A lot of pain. A lot of pain. Yes. Yes. No, but I've been very much involved in my family. My direct family. My sons. My mother. My brother. My life. That I really feel very good. That it's going to work. In the end, it's a very difficult thing to do. And how I want to do it. Is the state of your life, well, on your own right. Or on your own right. But if my own right is there, well, on your own right. That's it. I find it very difficult. That you have to be good at your own right. And after all, especially from my mother, my friend, my kids, have you ever felt yourself? Yes, it's a good thing. It's a good thing for me. It's a good thing that I'm on the court. I'm in a burnout. That I overcome my own right. That's what I'm talking about. Yes, I know. I'm a good man. I don't want to sit in the bibber as a rich guy at the bank. But if I'm going to be able to do it, it's a good thing. I'm a little bit of a man, but I'm a good man. If I can do it myself, I can do it myself. It's a good thing that my son can do it himself. I'm a big man. I'm a little bit of a man. I'm good at my own right. And I find it very difficult. I find it very difficult for people to do it myself. Yes, because you go to the middle, you have a hope in Bangladesh for a lot of people who are living in the States. That's a political point. But, it's a very big challenge for people to be in the States and be able to do it. And for people to be in the States, I think it belongs to you. Yes, it does. Yes, I think... ...you feel bad in your life, or have bad in your life, then... ...it's as if you make a thing out of it, that you think... ...is it really a bad thing, or is it a drug? And I think, no, it's totally not a bad thing. The people in my life are like a group. I have other things to do. That's why I think it belongs to you. But that's what's wrong, I think. I have a lot of talk about what the ungriving of my fund is... ...but now it's more about my base. My father was a journalist. He was a doctor. My mother was a reporter. She was a reporter. A CDR. A CDR, yes. You can't blame it. You can't blame it, then. No, yes, yes. I feel that it's really a bad thing. And we can work together. We can work together. But that's not the case. No, it's not that. I think it's a drug. I think it's a drug... ...to realize that people... ...who have a letter on their hands... ...have to pay for it. I think it's a bad thing. So I don't think it's a drug. There's no social media. But I think it's a bad thing. I'm a bit scared. But we don't have that. I think it's a bad thing. Yes, it's a bad thing. It's what you're saying. Yes, it's true. It's true. But it's true here. It's true. It's true. Like Savannah was talking about. Or like a little girl. I think it's a bad thing. I think it's a bad thing. I think it's a bad thing. And then there's politics. And then there's politics. I don't think it's a bad thing. But I'm aware of politics. That's what I'm talking about. People are asking for money and money. And that's what's coming out. Irish blood. Yes, I think it's a bad thing. Yes, yes. Is that a thing you're talking about? That you're not talking about Irish blood? In my personal life? Yes, of course. We have a lot of Irish blood. We have a lot of Dutch families. But I also have a lot of Irish families. And they say that I'm poor. But when they say that I'm poor, they say that I have a lot of other problems. In family, my my mother used to say that she had children. She used to work in a mail factory. She had a lot of children. And she had children. She was very poor. So she was very poor. But it was all right. It was all right. It was all right. Everyone was welcome. It was in the eyes of nature. She was very poor. She was very poor. She was the oldest. She was very poor. But she was very poor. That's what she thought. She was poor. And she was very poor. She was only eight years old. And she wasn't very old. She had two brothers of the Philippines. But she was very poor. And she was very poor. She was young. And she was very poor. She was straight and had a coma. And that was what she knew. She had three children. She was very poor. And she was very ill, she had a lot of children. Yes, she was very ill. No, she was very poor. She was a child. And in Limerick, she used to think that I that think the state of life, there is a state of life all over the world. The state of life in the middle of the channel. It's a big part of the roadblocks. It's a big part of the society with meteors. And that's why it's so much more controlled. And not only that, but also the IRAs. They were based on the boomers. And as we know, a boomers was created. There were a lot of strangers and strackers. That was a period when a lot of people... Yeah, a lot of people were in the Republic of Ireland.
A highlight from Is crypto dead?
"Hello, welcome to Leisure Cast. My name is Brian Farsgaard here with the one, the only Josh Olsowich. Hey, Josh, Brian, how are you? I'm doing great. How are you doing? Good. It's hoodie season back in my natural form. This is my favorite time of year. The crowd wants to know, not because it's tax filing season, but because it is not miserably hot anymore. That's true. It was 90 upper 90s here last week. It was nuts. Oh, that's hot. Yeah. Yeah, no, I love it because the humidity calms down. Yeah. Temperature calms down. People get back from their summer breaks and maybe they start trading. I don't really care about that part. Oh, you're in the deep south because you got that gross, gross heat plus humidity. Yeah. So I need this break. I need this break. I love this season. Football is back. I know you care about that a lot. Huge fly Eagles fly. That's what they tell me to say. They say They here. played quite well last night. I did. I watched a bit of it. They did play well. Yeah, football season, playoff baseball. I mean, fall is really the greatest time. The changing of the leaves eventually. We won't get that for a little while, but we have much to be thankful for. Thanksgiving. Speaking of thankful, that's not too late. We have much to be thankful for, Josh. Bitcoin does well on Thanksgiving, historically. Well, could have fooled me this month. Look, we might be grasping at straws here, but there's not much else to talk about. Not much is going on right now. Everybody's just kind of waiting for a bunch of things. Yeah. And we're just in limbo here. You know, the old trusty 200 week is one with the price. Ethan BTC. We're just basically the average of... We're below it, though. What if this is the historic high ever for the 200 week? What if it only curls down below it forever more? That would be pretty bad. It's certainly a sign of being sideways at best when you're hovering around all the moving averages of whatever sorts you want to analyze. There's really not a lot to say on Bitcoin. I think the market is so thin in both directions that we are one headline away from a 10 % day one way or the other. Something bad goes down with an exchange that rhymes with... Finance. Let me see if I can find a word, Josh. And, you know, that's the negative 10 % day potentially. But if we get that BlackRock ETF, maybe... We're gonna be saying that for like six months. It'll just be around the corner, guys. Just wait another few weeks. BlackRock's gonna come save us, guys. Not a place we want to be, you know? The same thing with halving. You don't want to be the central focus, even though that's how it's been historically. This is no different than 2020, 2016. It's no different. It's just, you know, same stuff, different day. It's got to be boring, even in the good times. Even when there is another cycle, historically there has been. There's still loads of time that's just boring where people get sucked out of the ecosystem, lack of paying attention, etc. Hey, Josh, I want to give a shout out. Thanks, RedScrutinizer, for bringing it up early in the show. We usually mention it towards the end that Josh does videos. But Josh does videos, and you should check them out at Carpe Noctem on YouTube. Carpe Noctem. I don't know how to spell it, so I'm saying it. Yeah, that'll help. People have no clue. It's N -O -C -T -O -M? There you go. You know what I randomly looked today at our... This has turned into a podcast of a podcast, but I looked at our reviews on some podcast stream, and it was over four and a half stars. I was like, oh shit, we got... People like us? I guess so. I don't know. I will say there has been a steady crew who have watched and listened to this show for like six years. It has been six years, Josh. They've tolerated us for quite some time. 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23. We started in 17, so six years. Six years you've known me. I've owed you a stake for about three. It's true. That's very true. Yeah. Thanks for being here, y 'all. Appreciate you. Even when it's really boring, how can you possibly make money when it's not boring if you can't be here when it's boring? Well, look, there's two things you can do. You can learn about the tech, which might sound cliche, but I did a lot of my Bitcoin learning in 2015, 2014. You know, there's not all those damage else to do, then like to learn what the hell's going on with this stuff, right? Drink the Kool -Aid, get indoctrinated, whatever. That was the time. Look at some of these long timers in the chat, Karen, Callie. We actually met in person one time even. She's been here for most of the time since we've been recording. I like this one. I like you, but I also hate you since 2019. Thank you, Liam. We will take it. You know, the thing is we have very little agenda other than our own bags, but we're just talking about our thoughts about them here. We're not trying to convince you to buy them or sell them or anything else. We're just discussing it and y 'all are here because you decided to listen to conversation. So there's very, very, very little opportunity to be victim to our terrible words. Well, hip hop is right. The best content does come during the bear market, I think. Yeah. So anyway, back to price. Yes, I've been DCA for months. I could care less with prices. The lower it goes, the happier I get because that means I get more BTC. If it goes below 15, sure. I don't care. I'm not worried about, we've talked about this for weeks, but if we're below 15 and it's 2025, then we're in trouble. But if we're boring and oscillating between 23 and 30 for the next six months, I'm not worried about it personally. 23 and 30 would be great. This drive chain nonsense is exciting me because governance debates historically have been bullish. If nobody cares about what you do with the chain, then it's not a good chain. Sure. Yeah, I agree. The ultimate crazy shower thought is where does BlackRock, how do they vote on the fork? Are people actually talking about a fork? No, but let's say it comes to that. I'm not talking about the most likely scenario here. I'm talking about a potential scenario. I'd assume they'd vote with the miners. I'd assume they'd vote for it. I don't know. There was something in the prospectus about forks for the BlackRock ETF. I can't remember exactly what it said, but yeah, I don't know. That'd be interesting. If that comes to pass, I don't think it will, but something to think about way down the line. Yeah. Zero X, lots of vowels says ESG fork. I don't know about that. I don't know about that. Fink has really backed off the CEO of BlackRock. He's really backed off of the ESG narrative. And if anything, we're getting a lot of press on the side of Bitcoin being ESG friendly. So it's really... Grid stabilization. Yeah. It's really changed after that. I think the New York Times piece was the bottom of the dirty Bitcoin narrative potentially. I think grid stabilization has to exist though. They have to figure out how does this not just waste energy, but how does it create stability? How does it use renewables? You have to push into those things really hard because otherwise I personally feel like proof of work feels kind of pointless if it's not just work, but it's also waste. Proof of work that's not waste, I think is fine. Well, you're securing the assets. What are the values for all of the banks globally? I know, but proof of stake is also doing a pretty good job of securing the assets. Proof of stake has yet to prove itself. It hasn't been a successful proof of stake chain since existed. it's We haven't seen Ethereum proof of stake in a bull market and it hasn't done so hot so far. So it needs time to prove itself. That's all I'm saying. Look at any proof of stake coin historically, and they don't do well for whatever reason, they do not do well. I'm not saying it's not secure. I'm just saying, look, it hasn't done well. Yeah, undeniable. I'm not sure about that. Let's pull up CoinGecko. You tell me which. EOS? Has that done well? Oh, come on. I'm talking about will Ethereum do well with proof of stake? Yeah. Okay. But I'm saying we can't just assume ETH is going to do well because it's ETH. It's changed its security model. It's changed the yield component. It hasn't proven itself yet in my eyes. That's all I'm saying. Neither has Solana, neither has Tron, Cardano, Dot, Matic. All this stuff hasn't really done anything or gone anywhere. Five years ago, we had a list of other 10 proof of stake coins that didn't do anything. I maintain this philosophy of Bitcoin versus Ethereum, wherein the variability of Ethereum is okay. It does change. It does have governance adjustments, but it's still pretty Chad -like. BTC, you know what you get. It can be good, but you just know what you get. That doesn't make Ethereum bad. Alts should have higher beta to Bitcoin. They're just riskier. And that's where all the stupid stuff happens. So yeah, there's the Lido issues with these. But there's issues with every proof of stake coin. Historically, they just don't do well over time. That's all I'm saying. There's issues with miner centralization as well. Of course. But miner centralization issues are very similar to the staking centralization issues. Similar, but I wouldn't say the same. All I'm saying is if you're drinking the ETH Kool -Aid, I don't care which side of the debate you're on. I'm just saying find one proof of stake coin that does well over time. I haven't seen it. I have not seen it. Ripple doesn't count. Doge doesn't count. Litecoin doesn't count. You will, don't worry. I hope ETH is the first one. But we just haven't seen it. That's all I'm saying. Yeah. ETH BTC appears to just want to keep going droopy sideways down. I don't know if we call this a direction or not. I mean, that is a downtrend over the last year, one year of downtrend. But it's not like puke -y. You want to hear a crazy thought? Bitcoin's having will be more bullish for ETH than it will be for Bitcoin. Sure. I don't think that's that crazy. It's down 23 % in a year, ETH BTC. Relative to previous bear markets, that's not much at all. 80%. Suzanne's got time. Or I'm saying we've created some stabilization in these asset ratios. I don't know. Well, it doesn't look bullish, but it doesn't look turbo bearish. You know, it looks neutral. It looks like it's ready for lows. It doesn't look like it wants to go higher, that's for sure. But would you expect it to? It's not the coin that's getting an ETF. It's not the coin that has all the flows. ETH? Yeah. Oh, dude, the first thing you do once the Bitcoin ETF is announced is assume the ETH ETF is on the way. Right. We've talked about this, that the best news for ETH is, of course, a Bitcoin ETF. Who cares about Bitcoin, right? That's fine. I'm not going to disagree with you. But I'm saying in the moment, the flows are just not going to come to ETH first. ETH will have its day. There's no doubt ETH will be at 10K. Clip it, chat, clip it and ship it. Talk to me in 2025. ETH BTC may do super well. It may go to 0 .1. But over time, it has not done well. I do like T -Bells flip mode. ETH. I think most of the civilized universe likes T -Bells. ETH to 10K is where you lost me. Not because... Is that too low? No, no, no. Not because I was unhappy. I was euphoric. Okay. That's all I need. Just little ETH to 10K action, Josh, and sunset. We ride off into it. That's all we need. You know what else I was thinking? What's that? It's the constant thought of these institutional products. Are they going to offer a yield component? Eventually, they should. I just don't know if that's baked in to the initial applications, right? Yeah. Shouldn't probably be baked into the initial applications. Why not? What if you have BlackRock, you know, take over Lido? What a crazy thought that is, you know? It is a crazy thought. Then we really get to see how good Proof of Stake is. Yeah, I just got excited. I think we need to think like that because of the institutional influence that's clearly going to be here eventually, right? What's going to happen when OFAC compliant BlackRock takes over ETH, you know? Same thing with Bitcoin. They're buying miners. They've got influence on all sorts of stuff. Just something to think about long term. Yeah. I don't think we've really seen the wars that will exist, like have looked puny compared to the wars of the future. No, I don't think we'll have BTC staking. But I don't know. Things could get wild, right? Absolutely wild when the most important asset manager on the universe is in our backyard all of a sudden, you know? Yeah. I want to talk about the dollar. But first, there was a ruling this week where there were two dissenting opinions in crypto's favor. But I don't remember what the ruling was on. Do you remember? I thought one was for Uniswap, but that was two weeks ago. No, it was about the Stoner Cats thing. NFT stuff. As an NFT person, what are your thoughts on that? I think a lot of NFTs played like dance real close to the fire. But at the same time, I think it's really interesting and encouraging to see SEC commissioners write these dissenting opinions and making pretty direct correlations to things like Star Wars collectibles of the past. Like, for someone to purchase a Star Wars collectible and think that, okay, this might be valuable in the future is not an unreasonable thought. That does not make it a security, you know? That said, I don't know that I would say like Stoner Cats or many other NFT projects were like in perfect compliance with what they were doing, too. Like, they might have been going a little hard on the, hey, a number might go up thing versus like... They were a product of their time. Versus enjoy the cats, you know? You buy it for the quality of the art.
A highlight from Cousins/Jets Momentum, Cowboys Fever, a Red Sox Reset, and Million Dollar Picks With Bryan Curtis and Kevin Hench
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Did a rewatchables on Monday night. We did Black Hat. Also was on the Big Picture. We did a big Denzel Washington movie draft. I got way too competitive. And then on Wednesday night, Amanda Dobbins and I on the Prestige TV Podcast, we broke down the first two episodes of season three of The Morning Show. The most ridiculous show on television, not just this year, but every year it's on. It just wins the title automatically. If they had a ridiculous show category at the Emmys, they wouldn't even have any of their nominees. I mean, maybe winning time would get nominated. I don't know. But Morning Show just clears it out. What a batshit, crazy, ridiculous show. Wow. It's really like they created a podcast thing so we could just break down the morning show. That's really, I think, the real reason behind podcasting in general. Coming up on this podcast, Million Dollar Picks and a little Vikes Eagles at the top. And then editor at large at the Ringer, Brian Curtis, who was also a giant Cowboys fan, comes on and talk about the Cowboys. Could this be the year? Keep saying that, but could this be the year? And we talked some NFL stuff. We talked some sports media stuff. We talked about documentaries and just all the stuff that happens when Brian Curtis comes on. Oh, we talked about Joe Buck and Troy Aikman as well, who have hit a really interesting milestone as a combo. So that happened. And then Kevin Hench, my buddy, the Red Sox fired their GM today, and we couldn't resist spending 20 minutes recapping. One of the four -year oddest, strangest four -year runs the Red Sox have ever had. And we're still in the middle of it. And I still don't understand why Mookie Betts isn't on the team but also like, man, since the 2018 World Series, the Red Sox have just been a hot dumpster fire. And I say that knowing that they almost made the World Series two years ago, but when you look at everything that happened, wow. So Hench comes on and talk about that. It is all next. First, our friends from Pearl Jam. ["Pearl Jam Theme Song"] All right, I'm taping this part of the podcast. It is 11 .31 East Coast time. East Coast Bill is here. East Coast Bill is in Boston. I was visiting my daughter and doing some other stuff. And Thursday Night Football came on and I thought it would be a great idea to do the top segment after Eagles Vikings. East Coast Bill fell asleep at halftime. It was a new record for me. I guess I'm old. I have another birthday coming up this week. This is why I live on the West Coast because I talk about sports for a living. And East Coast Bill gets a little sleepy when the game is kind of boring and plodding along. So East Coast Bill missed some time, had to catch up, had to do a little rewind. Fortunately, there's so many commercials. I was able to still watch anything, but the Eagles beat the Vikings. They're now 2 -0 on the season. And I would say it's an uninspiring 2 -0. They probably shouldn't have covered against the Pats. They could have lost. This game they win, they don't cover. I guess on the good side, the DeAndre Swift, they traded like a 15th round pick in 2038 for them. And this little way they put together their offense where they load up on wide receivers, they hit the jackpot with hurts, and then they just say, you know what we're going to do? Just grab running backs because there's 98 of them every year. We're just going to grab two and pay nothing for them. So offensively, they look great. Defensively, you saw it last week with the Pats. The Pats were able to throw it on them. Mack almost had 300 yards in the last three quarters of that game. This game, Kirk Cousins, over and over again, heroically going for the cover, finally gets it. The Vikings cover, they don't win. Home team's now 5 -12 against the spread this season. Underdogs are 10 -7 against the spread. But for the most part, not allowed to report, the Eagles just state. They messed around in the first quarter and then said, screw it, and ran the ball down Minnesota's throat. I was thinking, Eagles, Cowboys, if you were going to make a combined over or under for wins for them, and I gave you 26, would you go over or under 26 wins combined for the two teams? They're 3 -0 right now. I would probably go over, especially when you look at the NFC and you think Philly, Dallas, San Francisco, lock those three down. I like Green Bay, Detroit, maybe New Orleans, Atlanta, and maybe that's the seven for the playoffs. And then you have Tampa Bay and the Rams. Who knows what was real and what wasn't real. Tampa Bay beat Minnesota by three in week one. We're like, oh, Tampa Bay, that's interesting. But now Minnesota's 0 -2, maybe that doesn't even matter. Rams, who knows? I mean, they just have so few good players that the moment two of them get hurt, it feels like their free fall will happen. So the NFC is already kind of uninteresting, I guess is my bigger point. Unless the Giants can rally, and who knows after the 40 -0 debacle last week, they're playing Arizona this week, so they looked out of that. But for the most part, it seems like three good teams, maybe the Packers, maybe the Lions, maybe the Saints, and then we're going to have a really bad seven seed. So if you're Minnesota, and you're looking at 31 of 270 teams started 0 -2 and made the playoffs since 1990. 31 out of 270. I can't do math, but that's not good. If you're Minnesota, at what point do you consider trading Cousins? Cousins was all over the place on the internet this week as a possible Rogers replacement. He makes 35 million this year, that's it. The Jets, I think, could do some chicanery if they wanted to. They have this thing where the Packers, it's a conditional, I think second, that turns into a first, but the Packers would have to waive the right for the condition. Clearly, Rogers is going to play 70 % of the plays, but still, they'd have to figure out some way. But if you're the Jets, could you somehow trade for Cousins and save your season? We're going to find out a lot about the Jets this week against Dallas. They get annihilated and they're one -on -one for the season, but annihilates Dallas them and they have to look at their offense and go, all right, we have a really good team. What are we going to do? Is it Jacoby Brissett or do we swing big and try to get Cousins for a year? Cousins has over 700 yards and six TDs in the first two weeks. He's been a fantasy god. I don't know how that plays out. I wish it was like basketball where I could just put stuff in the trade machine and see if it's going to work. For some reason, we made football trades more complicated than basically anything on the earth. I have no idea how the Jets would trade for Cousins, how it'd work, what the mechanics of it would be. What's he worth? Is he worth a first rounder for one year? Is he worth a third rounder? You just never know. Again, DeAndre Swift went for a 15th rounder in 2038. Cousins, I have my eye on because if you're Minnesota, you're not good. You were completely lucky last year to go 13 and four, whatever it was. Now that's evened out and maybe you start looking around and going, all right, let's pack in this year. I don't know what would have to happen, what number they would have to get to. Would they have to be one and four, one and five, one and six? But Cousins to the Jets, it's a fun talk radio topic, at least. We're not doing talk radio here. We're doing sleepy sports podcasting, but Cousins to the Jets has always felt right. It's always felt kind of perfect. He always just felt like a Jet waited to happen at some point in his career. The Jets fans listening to this right now are like, how can he keep doing this to us? We just had the Rogers thing. We had Zach Wilson. Now you're gonna throw Cousins at us. But again, Cousins, a little bit of a turnaround. He was in that Netflix show. He's kind of the big winner of quarterbacks with Mariota being the big loser. But I feel like the tide's turning on Cousins. Even Primetime Kirk today, always a disaster, gets the cover. Who knows? Put him in New York. We'll see. Philly's got, they're just basically have to figure out what their team is. They've already had a bunch of injuries and they even had a little AJ Brown, Jalen Hurts. Who knows what happened on the sidelines there, but didn't look awesome. But they have two months here to figure out their team. They're a big stretch. Week nine, Sunday, Dallas, that's home in Philly. Bi -week, week 11 at Kansas City on a Monday night. Week 12, Buffalo home. Week 13, San Francisco home. And week 14 at Dallas. So again, Dallas at KC, Buffalo, San Francisco at Dallas. And that's gonna be the five game stretch that determines are we a one seed? Are we a two seed? What is our season gonna look like? And they just have to get there. They have to stay healthy and they have to get to that point. So not a lot of lessons from Philly, Minnesota. Do I regret staying up? Although I guess I didn't stay up because I got this little nap in at halftime.
A highlight from MONEY REIMAGINED: Noelle Acheson On Whats Not Happening With Bitcoin
"You're listening to Coindesk's Money Reimagined with Michael Casey and Sheila Warren. Hello and welcome to Money Reimagined. I'm Sheila Warren. As a reminder, you can listen to us weekly on the Coindesk Podcast Network or wherever you get your podcasts. And we podcast at coindesk .com, subject line Money Reimagined. Michael's off moderating a panel today and so I am joined by a frequent guest on the show, Noelle Acheson. I'm thrilled as always to chat with her. Noelle is now the new host of Coindesk Markets Daily and we'll spend some time today talking about the crypto markets, specifically what's going on with Bitcoin or not going on with Bitcoin, more to the point. Noelle is joining us from Spain and she has a view into European markets as well. Noelle, let's get right into it. It's so great to see you. Sheila, always great to see you. Thanks very much for inviting me to join you today. It's a fun day. I mean, we're traveling the world. You're in California, if I'm not mistaken. I'm over in Europe and this is going to be a lot of fun because while crypto markets have been quiet over the summer, they certainly haven't been idle. No kidding. And I think if anything, people are wondering, I think let's just get to the question on top of mind for most of our folks who are into crypto and not the lay people who tend to join us, which is what's going on with this bear market? How long is this going to last? Why aren't we seeing a little more of the usual volatility, right? Which is we've come to think of as a feature, not a bug. What's that about in your view? There's so much to unpack there, but I'm going to start off with a fairly controversial view in that we are not in a bear market anymore. I mean, look how much Bitcoin is up since the beginning of the year, quite double, but not far from that. And there's been just so much going on. Institutional interest is low. So if you want to go by that definition, I suppose you could say it's a bear market, but no, I go by it's done pretty darn well. It has outperformed stocks easily. And it also, Sheila, depends on what currency you're looking at. If you look at Bitcoin versus in the dollar terms, then it's up. I haven't checked the figures today, but it's what, 70 % last time I checked, 76%, whereas they are in the Turkish lira, it's up something like 120%. In Argentinian pesos, it's up over 200%. So again, I don't think we're in a bear market entirely depends on the point of view. That said, the institutions are yet not interested. They are standing on the sidelines for now, which is very strange when you consider the relative risk in crypto versus a whole lot of other assets that they are invested in. I am of the belief that we have an almighty stock market crash coming because there's no way the consumer can hold up and stock prices are discounting consumer strength. They're discounting Fed cuts in the near term. They're discounting a soft landing. I think all of those are pipe dreams. I also believe bonds are incredibly risky investment at the moment because of the misconception of what the Fed really is after here, which is bringing down inflation at whatever the cost. And they have plenty of tools in their arsenal to ensure that the financial system continues whatever interest rates are. So going by tracking slightly, the institutions are surprisingly quiet at the moment. One, because of the macro uncertainty, they've got a lot on their plate at the moment just trying to figure out the direction of the asset classes they are more used to. And also two, you touched on this already, so we can dive into that. There is very little volatility in crypto markets today. And that is a problem. Volatility in crypto markets is not a bug. It's a feature. And its absence is the main reason behind the low liquidity, which is keeping the large investors out. With low liquidity, they run slippage risk when they get in with large orders. And they run exit risk in not being able to exit should they need to. And anything but large orders is just not worth their time. I knew you would go there. And I love it because I think what is a bear? It's all contextual. And you have to look at specifically Bitcoin, but I'd say crypto in general, compared to what are your other options? Are people really investing in real estate at scale right now? Is that a thing that seems wise? I guess it depends on where you are in the world, right? So in so many ways, I couldn't agree more. I think people are looking at the extended caution, shall we say, of institutional investors and over pegging to that, if you will, as an indicator of where the market actually is. Now, next question for you, though, is given that we do have some positive signaling around Bitcoin ETFs, well, it's mixed. Okay, fair enough. We've extended some applications. The SEC's extended applications here, but Grayscale got a positive outcome. Why are we not seeing more institutions engaging with Bitcoin? What's your view on that? Well, how much, I guess, do you think, how important do you think, first of all, threshold question? How important do you think a Bitcoin ETF is to institutional investors? How important should it be? Different question. And then why do you think institutional investors aren't necessarily reacting to this signal such as it is? In order, yes, very. And it's the lack of volatility. Yes. Yes. Investors should be focusing on the likelihood of a Bitcoin spot ETF. Let's throw the ether spot ETF in there as well. Why not? Why is this important? Because it will bring in new investment. It's a convenient wrapper. And let's face it, you and I are fairly used to managing crypto wallets, but most people aren't. They've improved so much over the years, but they're still kind of finicky. And your average investor who just wants to do a couple of taps on his or her screen isn't going to sell it. And the seed phrases, it's kind of it's kind of a hassle. So when it is as easy as, again, a couple of taps on your screen or just telling your broker, please get this Bitcoin ETF, I mean, to get some exposure for portfolio diversification reasons, even if you're not going to buy into the whole decentralized eagles, just for diversification reasons, it makes sense if it's easier, there will be new funds coming in. And Sheila, it's something that we often tend to overlook. Every single bull run is driven by new funds coming in. Tends to be institutional funds to start with, because that is the smart money. They have different risk profiles, et cetera. We know the bull run is nearing its end or running out of steam when the retail starts to come in. That's generally the latter half of it. But the institutions are still waiting for some signals, one of which is one of which would be, I should say, the approval or actual listing of Bitcoin spot ETFs, whether they care or not, because I'm sure they have plenty of smart people on their staff who could handle custody for them. They're thinking about what everyone else is thinking. It's not so much what I'm going to do. It's what is everyone else going to do and can I get ahead of that? So, yes, the spot Bitcoin ETF is very important for the markets and it is looking increasingly likely. I think it's going to happen this year, latest, obviously spring of next year. But I think there are strong incentives for the SEC to get ahead of this and to approve all of the applications in one fell swoop so that they can't be accused of picking favorites, even though I'm sure they're quite tempted to do so. Probably that's not a minefield they want to wade into. And as for why are they not doing so right now? One, they don't see the momentum there yet. Now, there are always exceptions. And I think we're starting to see some signs of that. But in general, institutional investors like to think what other institutional investors are going to be doing. I'm not saying they're pack animals, but they do like to wait for some momentum. It's not there yet. For the reasons that we were talking about before, right now, the liquidity is just painfully low. It's risky. We want some volatility in the market. An interesting question, Sheila, is what will it take for that volatility to come back and what will it take? So what would it take for the liquidity to come back? Because that's the key. In fact, even more so than volatility, liquidity is what the institutional investors are waiting for. And the answer to that, in my opinion, is volatility. Why? Because market makers and the high frequency traders that are responsible for a large part of the liquidity in the crypto markets, they need that volatility to make money. The market makers hedge their positions and hedging and crypto is more expensive than hedging and other assets. And if there isn't that volatility there, they're not going to cover those hedging costs. And as for high frequency traders, it's just not worth their while unless there is that volatility on which they can make money. So when we start to get volatility, we will start to see more liquidity. When we start to see more liquidity, we will start to see institutional interest because the asymmetric risk profile is there. There is less downside right now in Bitcoin to choose one example than there are in many stocks. There is more upside, arguably, in Bitcoin to choose one example than there is in many stocks at these valuations. And this is something that for sure smart institutional investors are thinking about. Something I think that gets missed a lot is in the sort of CFI, DeFi, I don't want to call them wars, but kind of the camps that we have within the crypto ecosystem, right? And this idea that TradFi versus CFI versus DeFi, you know, kind of mindset is that a lot of the liquidity comes from various forms of exchanges. If you can't exchange something, if you can't trade it, if you can't buy it and sell it just to be as plain as possible for those of our listeners who aren't as familiar with this terminology or how this works. If you can't trade something, if you can't exchange it and buy and sell it, it doesn't have any liquidity. It's a stuck asset and it can't provide option value for you. You can't move within it freely. And that is not attractive in many cases. In some cases, you don't mind that, right? All of us are familiar, well, most people I think who listen to this show are familiar with the idea of buying and holding an asset. Real estate's a great example. You buy some of your intentions to hold it for a very long time. If the market makes little moves here and there, you don't necessarily care, right? This is the whole theory behind single family residences or buying your home or owning a home as an asset. Other kinds of things, especially digital assets, are very different. The idea is that you can trade them faster and they are more liquid. And that is meant to be a feature of the asset. If that liquidity is compromised in any way and there are multiple ways it could be compromised. It could be compromised because people are afraid to sell. It could be compromised because suddenly they're faced with a gigantic tax event if they sell. So they might sell in smaller amounts. It could be because there's some regulatory thing happening that makes people very nervous. It could be because an exchange shuts down. It could be because a bank failed. There are all kinds of reasons why liquidity might be affected. And so I think what's interesting to me is when I think about the TradFi, DeFi versus DeFi kind of framing, the idea is, well, what's really needed is the exchange. The exchange is the functional place where this kind of thing happens. And the more places there are to trade, to exchange these assets, the more optionality you have around liquidity. But I'm just curious to get your thoughts around the role of exchanges, different kinds of exchanges and what would happen. I think this is something a lot of us are back of mind, very concerned about what would happen if one of the major exchanges suddenly became unable to list a token. Let's not let's leave Bitcoin out of it. I think that is a very unlikely thing. But if another token suddenly were unable to be exchanged for any number of reasons, what might the consequences of that be? Are we looking at another potential major crash? Over to you, Noel. Lots of unpack there and stepping back, this reminds me of that saying, you know, if a tree falls in the woods but no one hears it, did it actually fall? If something doesn't trade, it doesn't really have a market price, as you pointed out. However, Bitcoin has had a market price since 2010, effectively, it always will have a market price, whether that market price is legitimate, legitimate in the sense, does it represent the market opinion at any given point in time? That entirely depends on the liquidity and the distribution of the exchanges that are trading it with smaller, more liquid tokens, the altcoins, if you will, that does become relevant. That becomes relevant when we're talking about very thin float. If you and I were to exchange two percent of a token, which involved, you know, you and I swapping three shares, maybe three tokens, maybe if that turned out to be two percent of the free flow, then you and I can really move the market. That's not representative and that is going to affect the liquidity. In other words, you're not going to get big orders or major investors looking at that because that would be irresponsible of them and they have a fiduciary duty. So liquidity is fundamental. Liquidity does depend on the number of and characteristics of the platforms that allow for the exchange of these assets. And coming back to your last question, unfortunately, we can all still remember much to our chagrin what happens in the market if a major platform just disappears or implodes. You know, we're still working through the debris of what happened to FTX in November, and it's not quite over yet. Unfortunately, it's another another headwind. So exchanges are super important. And as for the debate about what is better for the ecosystem, the centralized version of the decentralized version, the centralized version right now is what most institutional investors have to use. They do not have the regulatory authority or the permission of their compliance departments to deal on decentralized exchanges. I think that's temporary. I think that will change as compliance departments around the world get more comfortable with idea. But for now, centralized exchanges are key for this. They provide certain comfort and regulatory cover. And when it comes down to the question, which I get asked a lot, you know, we don't need the institutions in this industry. We don't want centralized. It's anti -crypto kind of thing. And my response is always, we get to decide if the market will decide if the market doesn't want centralized exchanges, they will cease to function. But unfortunately, the market does want them. And that's one of the points of crypto. It's the free market. The market decides. Now, that's not that's, you know, very handwavy, truthfully, legislation regulators around the world are grappling with the requirements of of what centralized what crypto centralized exchanges should what rules they should follow. And this is important because it's investor protection. We can all get behind the idea of investor protection. But the it's like water. It will find the easiest path. It will find a way to move. It just needs to move. If the jurisdictions such as the United States do not get some clear guidelines in place, then the liquidity will move elsewhere. We're already seeing that. If I can throw in a totally different twist, and this is another very significant tailwind that we are not is being looked in my opinion, and this is relevant to liquidity, is what is going on in India at the moment. We saw the wrap up of the G20 meeting this weekend and one of India's goals for being Just to interject really quickly to just note for our listeners that India has the presidency of the G20, which is so they are setting the tone for a lot of the conversations in addition to some of the content. But please continue, Noelle. Absolutely. In fact, they said at the outset that one of their overriding goals for their presidency was to establish global guidelines for crypto regulation coming from India. This is fascinating because you've got the central bank wanting to ban it. I mean, even earlier this year, the central bank governor said that crypto assets were not even tulips, which is very insulting. But you also have the Supreme Court saying that the central bank cannot forbid banks from servicing crypto companies, but no bank wants to. The central bank doesn't approve, et cetera, et cetera. In other words, in India, crypto trading has been muted because of regulatory pressure and the punitive tax rate. However, with India having succeeded in its goal at getting some, in my opinion, toothless guidelines around crypto, still they are indeed global guidelines. We now have India saying that it is going to be focusing on its approach. That is a massive market. This is just one milestone in what I'm seeing around the world, Sheila, and that is a steady march toward greater crypto clarity, even in the US. I mean, the decisions that have come down from courts over the past few months, handing victories to, not to the SEC, but to the crypto companies that the SEC has been doing battle with, it's a slow and painful march, but it is a march toward crypto clarity, even in one of the most resistant jurisdictions. But that covers a potentially huge market as well. Yeah, and I have to contextualize that as well. So when I first met with the Reserve Bank of India, the RBI back in, oh, gosh, it must have been like 2018, 2019 at the latest, it was just, you know, listen, we've got our universal payments interface, we've got UPI, we've got a universal identification system, everyone's on it, you know, we don't need any of this stuff. We're already taking a lot of steps to make sure everything is happening. And it's a really fascinating march towards, I mean, frankly, high surveillance. OK, but what's really interesting is you have a populist prime minister in Modi who is somewhat analogous to Trump. I say that realizing it's a controversial stance, but as a person of Indian descent, I feel very comfortable making the statement. And yet you had the exact opposite move with respect to crypto in the country for quite a period of time. So this thawing, while it is minor compared to other moves being made, is extremely significant. And the idea that now that I think some of the other moves that were made by the Modi regime have been pretty cemented and they're kind of commonplace and they're sort of a psychological adjustment on the part of the population to the use of these kinds of things, you're now seeing, I think, kind of the next thing, which is, OK, this other thing is happening. Digital assets are blowing up all over the place, maybe not in terms of the price, but in terms of the ubiquitousness. Right. There's a clear stickiness here. The U .S. and the SEC there are not, frankly, winning their apparent, well, Gary Gensler, especially in the Pacific, Gary Gensler's apparent quest to ban the asset class. That does not appear to be successful. Europe, the UK are moving in the Middle East, moving at a march pace into this. Brazil, all kinds of places. And so I think India, to some extent, doesn't really have a choice. They have to take this very seriously. And there are no fools over there. They're recognizing what this might look like within their context of the financial system that they have very, very deliberately laid out. Now, this government is not averse in any way to making extraordinarily dramatic changes overnight. OK, so this is a government that, what was it, a few years back, just banned certain bills, just took them off the market with 24 hours notice. So you basically had it was a very high denomination paper currency. And the idea was you had basically 48 hours to take them to a bank and get them exchanged. And if you didn't, they were worthless. You could not use them anymore. That was ruled out with almost no notice, basically overnight. It caused a huge kerfuffle among certain classes in India. But the idea was it was an attempt to get black market money and turn it into white money and to say, you're holding this in these giant denominations, you can't do it anymore. So they have no hesitation in doing things super quickly. And so I think that's also important context is if they were to decide we're going to lean into Bitcoin, crypto, certain kinds of products, whatever it is, it would happen potentially extremely quickly. It's not the kind of thing that ever else would need months of back and forth and legislation and this and that and public comment. They would just do it and go. So I think it's one to watch, not just because they have the presence of G20 and that will set a tone, but also because to your point, it is a massive market that has remained pretty closed in terms of a lot of opportunities to outside and not just investment. That's a different issue, but to outside engagement within the rails that the country runs on. Absolutely. And it's not only a massive market, it's a massive entrepreneurial culture itself that has had to pretty much sit on the sidelines with its cost waiting for some sort of clarity. Not only that, it is also a culture that is not averse to speculative trading, similar to other economies in Asia, similar to many economies in developing worlds, Sub -Saharan Africa comes to mind. And when they initially clamped down, they saw it as a threat to the UPI and also to the digital repeat that they're trying to increase the usage of. But that is bucketing crypto into payments use. The fact that they are now aware that, hey, if we let people trade this, there is going to be significant tax revenue behind this. Plus, we're going to be giving people what they want, which generally polls quite well and turns out quite well for in the elections. But it's so it reflects a growing a deepening understanding of what crypto can do. And it's standable. It's difficult for many for many to get their heads around, let alone leaders of giant economies that have other things to worry about. But it's significant. Going back to what you're saying, Sheila, about India's role in the G20 this year as its president, it did guide it towards some global framework, clumsy global framework. But a global framework, that's a start. You have the IMF actually acknowledging the point in banning this. It's in the pattern on their previous statements. The presidency passes to Brazil in December. Brazil is very pro crypto. Brazil has a host of spot ETFs. Brazil's leading crypto exchange is right now in trials with the central bank on the digital currency that they're launching. You have banks that are quite happy to serve as crypto businesses. In other words, an entirely different environment which could push the G20 into an even more accelerated understanding of the potential of crypto assets and stepping back for a second. It highlights what you and I have spoken about before, Sheila, about the one complexity, but to the opportunity of an entirely new asset class that is many things to many people. Crypto is a speculative asset to some. It is a payments rail to others. It is an entrepreneurial platform for many. It is many things, and that is very hard to regulate, but also does present great opportunities for those brave states that are willing to embrace the potential.
A highlight from Ripple's Fortress Acquisition Shows the Brittleness of Crypto Infrastructure
"Welcome back to The Breakdown with me, NLW. It's a daily podcast on macro, Bitcoin, and the big picture power shifts remaking our world. What's going on, guys? It is Tuesday, September 12th, and today we are talking about all of this dust up with fortress and the Ripple acquisition and what it means and who you should be mad at. Before we get into that, however, if you are enjoying The Breakdown, please go subscribe to it, give it a rating, give it a review, or if you want to dive deeper into the conversation, come join us on the Breakers Discord. You can find a link in the show notes or go to bit .ly slash breakdown pod. All right, friends. Well, today we are talking about one of the biggest discussion points for the last week or so on Twitter, which has been the issues surrounding fortress trust. Let's begin our particular slice of the story on Friday when Ripple announced that they had acquired fortress trust. Now, the deal was pitched as an expansion of Ripple's regulated crypto offering as they built out a vertically integrated blockchain services product suite. And Monica Long, the president of Ripple, said in a statement, licenses are a powerful enabler to build and deliver best in class customer experiences for enterprises using Ripple's crypto infrastructure across our payments and liquidity solutions, which she was referring to as the fact that fortress trust holds a Nevada state trust license, which allows it to custody crypto and act as a financial intermediary with the traditional financial system. This would add then to Ripple's existing strategy of accumulating licenses. Between Ripple and its subsidiaries, the corporate group now holds 30 state money transmitter licenses, a New York state bit license and a major payment institution license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore. So commentary over the weekend on this fell into two camps. On the one hand, this could have simply been Ripple buying a company to add a custody service to its one stop shop approach to crypto. On the other hand, many viewed this as a quiet bailout of fortress. And indeed, the Friday acquisition announcement was slightly strange in tone. Executives asserted that fortress could add a key piece to Ripple's vertically integrated crypto offering. However, the deal announcement was a little bit out of sync with previous announcements from Ripple. Specifically, the acquisition valuation was not mentioned, which was out of character for Ripple who had brashly announced a 250 million dollar deal to acquire crypto custodian Medeco in May. And of course, we have to put it in the context into which it happened. Fortress itself was already viewed with skepticism. The licensed crypto custodian had been founded by former prime trust CEO Scott Purcell in December of 2021. Purcell had left prime trust in January of that year. That was around the same time that prime trust mishandled wallet storing customer funds, leading to an 83 million dollar shortfall. Several key executives left prime trust to follow Purcell into his new venture. The firm was also aggressive in hiring former banking regulators to their team. The rift between companies was so acrimonious that there were even allegations of IP theft in taking software systems built at prime trust across to fortress. In June of this year, the shortfall in customer funds at prime trust came to light. Around this, the company was first placed into receivership by the Nevada regulator and later declared bankruptcy. Now prior to prime trust acknowledging their insolvency, numerous high profile customers fled for other custodians. It was already widely suspected that prime trust was insolvent at the time. The most impactful departure from prime trust was swan bitcoin. In June, swan announced that they would be transferring all customer funds held in custody to fortress. The transfer took over a week and involved a shutdown of automated transactions with swan. To many, it felt like an emergency operation more than a normal business decision, although throughout the process, swan executives assured customers that funds were safe. So this is where we were over the weekend. Lots of speculation, lots of questions around fortress, lots of questions around ripple. And on Monday, new information came to light around the circumstances surrounding the fortress acquisition. The day before the acquisition, my birthday, September 7th, fortress had posted a disclosure about a security incident which they tried to make seem relatively innocuous. On that day, they tweeted, Thankfully, there is no breach within fortress technology or systems, impacted accounts were fully restored. And most importantly, of course, there is no loss of funds. We immediately terminated the vendor integration and out of an abundance of caution paused all accounts to assess and ensure system wide security. We are taking all necessary measures to make sure the vendor is held accountable. Although this has been resolved, transparency and security are of the utmost important to us and our customers. We also have some big company news we are excited to share later this week. Now, Ryan Weeks, a reporter at the block received a tip that the incident had been far more impactful than it was made out to be. Indeed, he was told that 450 Bitcoin worth around 11 .3 million had been stolen from fortress trust, although that specific amount has been unable to be verified. What has been verified is that the ripple deal was much more of a bailout of fortress than it initially seemed. A ripple spokesperson said, Conversations accelerated last week following the security incident via a third party analytics vendor, but this opportunity makes sense for Ripple in the long term. Luckily, Ripple was in a position to act quickly to step in and make customers whole, and there have been no breaches to fortress technology or systems. Fortress notified customers immediately of the incident when it happened, as they mentioned in their tweets. Now, for those of you eagle eyed observers out there, or I guess eagle eared as the case may be, owl eared, whatever, you'll notice that fortress's Thursday statement said, This technically is consistent with Ripple swooping in to make customers whole, but also somewhat misleading if in fact Ripple had had to bail fortress out to make those customers whole, but also somewhat misleading if ripple indeed had to come in to make sure that those customers didn't actually lose their funds. Now what was also made clear on Monday is that the ripple deal is still pending regulatory and due diligence approvals. Given that we already saw the Bitco acquisition of prime trust fall apart during the due diligence process earlier this year, there is certainly no guarantee that it actually goes through. Now, of course, as you've already heard, there are numerous other companies tangled up in this mess. Swan Bitcoin is, of course, one of fortress's most well known customers. They have been in an absolute narrative battle and have claimed throughout that they were completely unaffected by the issue and the client funds remain safe. The other companies impacted are the custodian services subcontracted by fortress. Their role in the industry is mainly as the holder of a relevant trust license rather than as a tech provider. We know, for example, that hot wallet services are provided by fire blocks, while cold storage is provided by Bitco. And indeed, with the behind the scenes detail now made public, Bitco CEO Mike Belshi wrote a Twitter thread outlining his disappointment with how the entire debacle was handled. On Monday, Mike wrote, they are still at risk and whether Bitco was somehow involved. Spoiler alert, we were not. When fortress lost funds, they chose to omit facts about what happened, downplay the event and conclude, quote, most importantly, no funds were lost. Obviously, we now know this was not true. I guess what they meant to say is we believe we fixed the problem and we have taken steps to make sure clients are made whole. But those two statements are not even close to being the same. Ripple has done the right thing and disclosed that a breach did occur. But fortress still has not made a real statement about what actually happened. So, summarizing what is publicly known, along with what we know from Bitco, one, fortress suffered a breach through some third party integration, not Bitco, two, via fortress's platform and some third party integration, the attacker was able to drain funds from fortress's hot wallet system, three, fortress used fire blocks for its hot wallet system, four, fortress noticed the failure and says they have fixed the problem with the third party, five, although fortress did use Bitco to custody some of its Bitcoin and digital assets, Bitco was not affected. None of the fortress assets held at Bitco were at risk from this third party integration or taken. After the breach, fortress reached out to Bitco. Bitco strongly advised fortress to disclose what happened immediately. Fortress did not do that. Eventually fortress decided to sell to Ripple. This is a great outcome because Ripple was able to make all clients whole and will hopefully help fortress with resources to correct the security weaknesses which led to this event. Ripple is a good actor here and should be applauded. The real victims here are fortress's clients who deserve enough respect to get the whole truth. They are not to be blamed. The whole situation is exactly why we need decentralization. We can't continue to be dependent on the honesty of custodians, bankers or trusted third parties acting with integrity when bad things happen. Bad things will happen and most humans don't have enough courage to be honest through it. So there are a lot of things that people are upset about here. One of the biggest strands of conversation has been around Swan. On September 11th, the company tweeted, Swan client coins are in insured cold wallets at Bitco and did not move during the reported incident at fortress. The coins are protected by video calls and physical access and are not subject to any incidents at fortress. Swan set up this agreement with fortress to use Bitco as a cold storage sub -custodian precisely to prevent such a scenario. Swan has direct on -chain visibility to funds at Bitco. When someone asked what kind of insurance Swan was referring to, Corey Clifton the CEO said, It's $250 million per wallet, with no wallet holding more than $250 million, provided by Lloyd's of London. It's the best setup we've seen. As always, take self -custody if you're willing and able. Now, responding to the critique in general of Swan being associated with these companies, which now have a less -than -stellar record handling customer assets and are now owned by a company that is anathema to many Bitcoiners, Corey wrote, Separation of brokerage and custody is the model for traditional assets for good reason, and there's a good probability it becomes law for digital assets in the U .S. I am not a fan of the trust -me -bro model of brokerage and custody under the same roof, like Mt. Gox and FTX. The goal is to have no single company able to unilaterally move user funds. We very intentionally set up Fortress and BitGo with that model. Now, I understand the narrative frustration here, but at the end of the day, the reason that Swan had to work with these companies is that there just wasn't anyone else. This is why as much as some Bitcoiners are worried about the entrance of traditional financial actors into the space, many others view it as necessary to just have more market options for crypto -native brokerage companies like Swan to actually work with. Anyways, the whole thing is a mess, reflective of how bad the infrastructure is for crypto and Bitcoin right now in the U .S., and a reminder of just how challenging digital assets are, even for companies that have big history in the space. The one other big story from yesterday that I want to cover was the FTX creditor update. The FTX bankruptcy team reports that they have marshaled around $7 billion in assets. Using updated valuations from the end of August, the estate holds $3 .4 billion in major crypto tokens. This includes $560 million in Bitcoin, $192 million in ETH, and $1 .1 billion in Solana. Now, of that, it appears that only $137 million worth of Solana is listed as vesting, meaning a much larger portion of the tokens may be eligible for sale than previously thought. The non -crypto assets include 38 properties in the Bahamas worth around $200 million, as well as $529 million worth of securities primarily made up of grayscale Bitcoin trust shares, $2 .6 billion in cash, and $4 .5 billion in venture investments, although no current valuation of those investments was provided. The firm's liabilities show $65 billion in non -customer claims. That figure is massively inflated by a $43 .5 billion claim from the IRS, which is presumed to be subordinated to customer claims. The IRS generally submits the largest possible tax claim during bankruptcy proceedings, but often negotiates down significantly or differs entirely to a creditor distribution. Of the remaining liabilities, a $9 .2 billion claim from FTX Digital Markets is assumed to be invalid or redundant, which leaves $4 .1 billion claim by Genesis and $2 billion claim by Celsius as the major non -customer claims to deal with. So far, a little over 36 ,000 customers have filed claims totaling $16 billion. Of the claims that have been scheduled so far, around 10 % of customers have agreed to their scheduled claims, while 18 % have disputed their claims and 72 % have yet to respond with either an agreement or a dispute. Now, easily the most discussed part of the news dealt with the firm's clawback strategy. Transactions done within a 90 -day window of the bankruptcy filing can be eligible for a clawback, but in practice, not all claims are pursued. The estate has successfully pursued $588 million in claims so far, and they identify an additional $16 .6 billion in clawbacks that could be pursued. The estate is currently considering how to deal with customer clawbacks where users withdrew from the exchange close to the bankruptcy being filed. Several options being looked at included the full 90 -day window for clawbacks as well as a shorter 15 -day window which captures the major public news surrounding the FTX collapse. Travis Kling tweeted about this saying, This brings up a big question of executability. How feasible is it for the estate to go sue people in every corner of earth? This is a really surprising turn in this deal. Everyone was thinking this outcome was quite unlikely the entire time. If the estate ends up doing what it looks like they want to, it will change the nature of this bankruptcy process. We'll learn more at the 9 -13 hearing. Indeed, the estate is due in court tomorrow Wednesday for an omnibus hearing which will cover numerous aspects of the case including the potential liquidation of crypto holdings as well. You might remember that three weeks ago FTX asked for permission to appoint Galaxy Digital as a selling agent. Selling would initially have a limit of $100 million per week which could increase to $200 million if creditors agree. The market has obviously begun to price in significant fear of this FTX liquidation. Sunday for example saw a liquidity breakdown in Solana as rumors of imminent dumping spread. And yet many think that the market is overreacting. Jeff Dorman, the CIO at ARCA said, The way crypto market makers and traders are front -running the FTX supply shows a complete misunderstanding of how a syndicated sale process works. This isn't an every -man -for -himself VC unlock. This is a court -ordered process that Galaxy will sell very slowly and opportunistically. Lastly, the potential reboot of the exchange remains a possibility. According to the report, 75 bidders have been contacted. The report stated that Proposals are being evaluated. Transaction timing will depend on nature of transactions, readiness of bidder, and other considerations. So, friends, if there are currently two archetypes of breakdown episodes, with one being legal battles that are increasingly poking towards a positive direction for this industry, and the other being cleanup from the excesses of years past, this unfortunately was one of the latter. But, as they say, the only way out is through, and so until next time, be safe and take care of each other. Peace.
Katbrat Meets Eugene, A Camera-Shy Bard Owl
"So where are you from you're from the yes we're done in largo George C Macau Park okay we have like so many names the park is George C Macau are called Friends of Largo Turtle Park and the narrows okay there narrows are going to be going away but we're down on off of waltzingham I think it's called which is the bridge right before going to Indian Rocks Beach okay our park is right there we've got we're nonprofit we have Eagles Hawks Falcons different owls we have the great horned owl we have her the barred owl and a bunch of the little screech owls I don't know if you've seen the smaller one right but they're all unreleasable they either have an injury or their imprints to human okay can you tell us a little bit about her story her name is Eugene so she came to us we thought it was a male turned out to be a female we kept her name Eugene she came to us with an injury to the eye we don't know what caused it we think it could have been a branch or a fight they tend to be very territorial birds so they get into fights over nests all the time especially when they have their their young so she's been with us since then the eye ended up getting infected so we had to get it removed and she's been with us since we have another barred owl there at the park but yeah she's a sweetheart a sweetheart what is can you explain what a barred owl yeah so you might have heard barn owls yes and this is a barred owl and you can tell because she's got the bars okay she weighs about two pounds because you think she'd be about ten pounds but she's only two pounds they're pretty hollow no we don't reason wise we've got oils on our hands okay and their feathers are waterproof or cages outside so we you know she may get wet and we just want to make sure that her feathers stay what is their normal lifespan so in the wild they may last anywhere between eight to ten years but in captivity or cared for as we have her and they can go into the yeah 20s yeah they last pretty long time just not in the wild right what so let me ask you this as far as taking care of them are what is the percentage of being able to get to go back into the wild afterwards and being on their own on the injury she also has tendonitis okay I'm so when I guess it depends on the injury right I don't know the percentage but a lot of them that come to us and abstain okay yeah and probably the age as well right yeah it depends on and a lot of them we don't even have the money to get them tested okay you know DNA tested to find out if they're male or female how we can tell if it's male or female is by weight so they get weighed in every Monday and the males always tend to be less in weight than the females okay so the females are heavier so that's why at first we thought it was a boy because of he weighed less but then when we got her tested when the whole eye thing and then turns out it's a female where can we go online to donate so George C McGowan Park okay you can find that on on Google okay and I'm not a hundred percent sure if you can donate there okay but there's definitely contact where you can contact the park someone can swing by and donate but yeah they would love to oh yeah so nice they they eat and you know from all the donations we have birthday parties there as well to raise money for them and on field trips and that sort of thing that's right you're a star look at that thank you so much for your time I appreciate it. Oh, you're welcome. Thank you. I appreciate
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 09/11/23
"There stars are in the southern sky and if ever you decide... If my research is correct, this was what the Madison Square Garden crowd heard to begin the show that Mike was in attendance for when he was in New York. I'm just watching guys play tennis, but this is what Mike did. I bet it was awesome. Mike and I were in New York City at the same time doing very different things. Wait a minute. Don't say Mike and I were in New York City. You created quite the drama by your refusal to spend even a second of time with me when you and your beautiful bride were celebrating your anniversary. Well, excuse me for not peeling away for schmooze time on an anniversary event. It took Peg Hudson to set Joe and me straight. Let me give you the backstory. Yes, there's always backstory. Your research is spot on. That was what they opened with. They all lined up across the front of the stage, including the great Vince Gill. Oh my God. That show was unbelievable. I mean, when's the last time you've gone to a concert and for two hours you hear the band just do hit after hit after hit after hit? Who can do that? It's not a long list. The Eagles can do it. And they did it. Opened up by Steely Dan. And in fairness, there's an example, three quarters of the songs, I don't remember it. I never heard of, but there's a couple of hits there for some of the great Steely Dan. And then of course, the Eagles with what was an incredible night at Madison Square Garden. But anyway, you're here, you're in town. I'm in town with Joey and Peg. We're seeing the Eagles and we saw a couple Broadway shows and I figured when Mark and Lisa go do stuff, it's Mark and Lisa time. And I should have known that. So I delicately said, hey, you want to get together for lunch or dinner while you're here? I mean, we don't see each other in person very much. And of course, as predictable as the sun rising in the east and setting in the west, oh, we're slammed. Thank you. We're very busy. We're very busy. We're slammed. We're a little maxed out here. We're maxed out. And so Joey and I got all up in arms about it Saturday night. My man, my man, buddy card is being revoked. We went to dinner at a place called Centurion, New York, and I had a table set for you and Lisa. I mean, we were in a private room on the 55th floor of one Wondervelt. I'm not kidding you. It was unbelievable. It's this brand new dining experience. And we had a room with a table of six with three of us. And I kept saying, gosh, what, how perfect that would have been for Mark and Lisa to have joined us. And Joey and I started bellyaching about your rudeness. And then Peg says, it took a woman to point out, are you guys high? Right. Well, she says, do you think they want to spend their anniversary weekend with you talking shop? And I said, well, first of all, we're more than just shop. It's not just work. We're friends. Exactly. There's all kinds of commonalities and tastes and the culture in our lives. And we're intertwined, of course, it would have been lovely. But it wasn't because you didn't give us the time of day. I know my priorities. Well, you're right. Okay. I mean, good for you. And I hope you had a lovely weekend. So what exactly should I have given up? Should I have, well, here's a weird story because we thought that one night was going to be at the Arthur Ashe Stadium for tennis purposes. And the other one was going to be at Elio's in the Upper East Side, the restaurant where I proposed to her in March of 2002. So which of those should I have cashed in, you know, go hang out with y 'all as much as wonderful as that would have been. I mean, is the proposal restaurant all that significant? Come on. Yes, it is. But here's what's weird. Here's the weird thing that happened on tennis day. Do you know how weird tennis is trying to attend it? If you want to go to the Cowboys and the Eagles on December 10th, you can get a ticket right now for the Cowboys and the Eagles on December 10th. But if you want to go see Novak Djokovic, which is what my bride wanted to do, because from 10, 15 years ago, we're watching Nadal and Federer, and she just loves these guys. And we have loved watching tennis together on the TV box. And I said, for this anniversary, I'm taking you to the U .S. Open. It's like, great, we'll go see Djokovic or other great players, Daniel Medvedev, the young Carlos Alcaraz, who may be the next Nadal. But if you want to see Djokovic, you can't. He's not guaranteed to play on a particular day at a particular time. You can nail down the day. We did not know until hours ahead of time that Djokovic and Ben Shelton, the American, would be the early match. And silly me, I thought, there's no way. He's got to be the late match. So I bought tickets to the late match at no small expense. But then all of a sudden it's like, ding, ding, ding. Nope. That is Medvedev. He'll be playing Alcaraz at night and beat him, of course, because it was Djokovic and Medvedev. And Djokovic won in the final that we watched last night. It was great. So here's what I had to do. I've never done this before. I'm a big fan of the secondary market. So I had these tickets on Ticketmaster. In the old days. You tell me you sold tickets because I was desperately trying to get tickets to go. I'm going to kill you. What? No. I wanted to go so bad. To the open? I wanted to go to the open so badly I could taste it. And I went on the secondary market. You know, God's been good to me and I have a pretty good living. I ain't spending $14 ,000 a ticket. Okay. You want to talk real dollars? I'm going to do this. I am going to do this for my bride. She doesn't do mink coats or huge jewelry. You know, she's just one of the million reasons I love her. We were in unbelievable seats for the night, for the night one in the hundred level, the loge level. And they were $1 apiece. ,700 $1 ,700 apiece. So $3 ,400 to put my wife and me in these magnificent seats. Then we learned, guess what? Djokovic ain't playing at night. He's playing in the daytime. So now I got to go get seats to that. But here's the thing, since the world expected Djokovic to be at night, that's why those seats were $1 ,700. The moment it was announced, I flip immediately to the day session, got the exact same seats on the other side of Arthur Ashe Stadium for $600 apiece. Boom. Then I sold, with my phone still in my hand, sold the ones that I had bought. Obviously, their price went down a little bit. So I didn't make it all back. But I essentially paid for the other ones with the sale of the first ones. It is a crazy modern world, man. It is a crazy modern world. And heaven forbid you would have said to your talk show buddy, you want a couple tickets to the open because I would have bought them from you direct. I wouldn't even know. Funny, I don't know how to transfer them to another actual human being. Well, there's a way. There's got to be a way. All right. I think there's enough about that. Here's my proclamation. If I come to Dallas for a weekend, I'll make time to see you and Lisa, okay? And I will find a restaurant with a private room and a seat for anybody you want to bring. All right. We'll replicate it, Texas. Let me share with you the sights and sounds of what I experienced this morning walking into work here at 111 Broadway in lower Manhattan. All the police activity as the commemoration, the bell is ringing, observing the moment the flight hit the North Tower. Twenty -two years, Mark. The moment you know well. Boy. You were in the Empire State. Sure was. And we're going to relive that today on the show as we always do. We're also going to play that beautiful faith -filled tribute called Silent Night that our friends at KRLA in Los Angeles made many years ago where God, you just don't believe it, but he has a plan and he is always, always with us, even in our darkest hours. So, you know, Axios had an interesting piece this morning about how young men and women enlisting today and joining the military. They don't have that sense of understanding or recognition of 9 -11. So many people became members of the military because of 9 -11. It was such a movement in this country and it was beautiful and it continues to be. And they're in their mid -forties now. Correct. You know, ish. And you think about, I mean, there are people of legal adulthood, 21 years old now, who were not alive for 9 -11. Absolutely. For them, it's not like it's Pearl Harbor or anything, but it's just something that happened before I was born. I got to wrap my head around that. It's interesting that I heard, that's a second time today, though, I've heard somebody say, well, it's not like Pearl Harbor. I really feel it is. Just to me, it's, maybe it's because of our age and, you know, we run around. Here's the crazy thing. You and I were both born less than 20 years afterward. Correct. After Pearl Harbor. So it was just something that had recently happened. That's right. Had a certain stigma and, you know. So I think about the people who joined the military on behalf of those who died on 9 -11 and fighting for our freedoms, fighting against tyranny. And Mark, I am stunned at the rapid way tyranny has come to our own governance. I read an article the other day in the New York Times. It's an opinion piece, to be fair. Trump indict Trump's indictments, the key players in the 2020 election effort. And Mark, they did one of these and I read it online, one of these comprehensive articles about how everybody who questioned in any way, shape or form the outcome of the 2020 election is a co -conspirator in the election denialism that is traitorous, that is traitorous, that's treason. Now, attack on democracy. Right now, never mind all the Democrats, including Hillary on down, who lined up in question the outcome of 2016. I guess that doesn't count. I'm sure the New York Times didn't do, you know, an extensive piece on this, but they've got everybody ensnared in this, Mark. Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley. We saw Lindsey Graham almost got indicted in Fulton County. And all they were doing was saying, what happened here? And exactly daring to inquire. And that has become a tactic of the left. And I think COVID, tell me if you agree with me, COVID broke the door open on this. If you dared question the vaccine or if you dared question the lockdowns, you were shut down. You lost your social media status. Some people lost their jobs. Look at the, look at all the airline pilots we lost because they wouldn't get vaccinated. And that kind of opened the door. And now it comes to the, to election integrity and the New York Times and people who think like them want to weaponize our free speech right to question anything. And criminalize it. And so your metaphor is apt. It absolutely is. And I hope it goes a similar way that the COVID extremism did. And that is that the pendulum swings. And now we have relative rationality, even though I did see in New York City, people walking around by themselves in Washington Square Park, wearing a mask outside. But not many, right? Not very many at all. Listen, I almost wanted a mask to keep away from the weed smell. I asked a New York City cop, what's with the weed? And he told me, he said, look, it's legal. You can't have enough where you're trying to sell it. You can't give it to kids, blah, blah, blah. But it's pretty, and I said, has it been a problem? He said, not really. He said, I don't like it either, but it's people doing, so, but not to divert. So your metaphor is apt. I hope that the pendulum swings, as it did with COVID, and I hope it does it maybe even quicker because the, because the Fauci's and the various other people who hit us with this have been proven so terribly, terribly wrong and corrupt so relatively quickly. I hope that can happen on weaponization of election. Well, Mark, there's reason to be optimistic. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court's ruling, huge win for free speech where this appeals court upheld the prohibiting government officials from communicating with social media companies. There was a preliminary junction. The defendants include Joe Biden, the U .S. Surgeon General, the Health and Human Services Secretary, and the courts are agreeing that it is absolutely unlawful for government officials to try to censor speech on social media. Of course it is. Well, it took a long time. Sure. Well, listen, justice delayed is justice denied. But that's the pendulum swinging. And I hope you, speaking of New York, I hope you saw the New York -based shrews over on The View Friday, Anna Navarro and the rest of them now complaining about the illegals in New York City saying they need to be resettled elsewhere. Anna Navarro and the rest of them on The View want to kick illegals out of New York. How unwelcoming. Oh, how well, how unchristian -like of them. But listen, I heard somebody say this somewhere else and it's true. People like Greg Abbott and others have called Eric Adams bluff. Yep. We've called their bluff. We've said, all right, you want to be a sanctuary city? Here's what it looks like. This is it. Welcome to Texas. Every day, the amount. Welcome to El Paso. And, you know, so golly, I hope the pendulum is swing. Great to have you back. It is wonderful to be back. Great to kick off a big, big week. I'll be in Philly tonight for a big event with Dennis Prager and Pastor Robert Jeffers. Faith and Freedom Coalition event. And then back here on in New York Tuesday and then back to Florida. So, OK, this is crazy. Mr. Acela corridor. You're in Philadelphia for an event tonight. I'm on the 115 Acela. I love that train. In the morning? 115 this afternoon. To get there. But where are you doing the show tomorrow morning? From Philly, from AM 990. And then taking the Acela back. And I have to admit, I'm not a big train travel fan. Yep. I like that Acela. Yep. Pretty cool. And, you know, I think I've got to be in first class just so I can, as an observer, experience what that first class experience must be like. If you're going to do it, do it. You might as well go up front, you know, and or actually in the back. Sometimes the first class on the Acela is on the way in the back. But I still like walking over to the cafe car and getting a hot dog. Kicking it old school. Absolutely. Yeah. Love it. Love it. Big week. All right. Happy Monday, my friend. Happy Monday. Mike Gallagher there for you on this very. I'm just. Think identity theft won't happen to you? Think again. There's a new victim every three seconds in the U .S., over 15 million this year alone. And many don't even know their victims. LifeLock alerts you to identity threats you could miss, even when you monitor your credit. If your identity is stolen, your dedicated U .S. based restoration specialist will work to fix it. No one can prevent all identity theft, but everyone can save up to 25 percent their first year at lifelock dot com slash Salem. Identity theft protection starts here.
A highlight from LGM Podcast: NFC Preview
"This is how, this is how Kellen Clemens ends up playing for 17 years in the NFL. This is the Lawyer's Guns and Money Podcast. All right, well, shall we move on to the NFC now? Absolutely. All right, well, let us talk the NFC East, which is an interesting division in the sense that you have a Cowboys team, which is every year is the year they're about to go back to the Super Bowl, and then it never happens ever, ever, ever. An Eagles team that certainly should be very good. A Giants team that is interesting, I think, and a Washington team I don't believe in at all. But at least Daniel Snyder is not in control anymore. There's probably two wins right there. So projections, and again, for somebody like models always love the Cowboys. Once again, Cowboys 11 wins, Eagles 10, the Giants 6 .4, so models not high on the Giants. I think I understand why, although they certainly could beat that. And actually, the commanders actually have a higher win projection. I scrolled too far. They're actually 7 .6. So the model actually likes the commanders a little bit more than the Giants, which is not absolutely unreasonable, although I don't think that's how most people would pick it. So first of all, this is another case where at the top of the division, I think the model is pretty clearly wrong, and not because I think the Cowboys are, but again, the models do not know who's coaching the team. That's one thing, and is now taking over the play calling. So McCarthy's amazing because it's like three and a half quarters of literally just calling plays from the first screen of Madden. And then when the game's on the line, having your running back direct snap to your punter or some shit, it's not good. And look, the Cowboys are a very talented team. Micah Parsons, probably the best defensive player in football. They've got a great secondary. I think getting rid of Elliott, who they basically had to force feed to justify paying him is actually a plus. Dagg, it's a little hard to say, but there's certainly a substantial fluctuation in performance there, but he's generally good. It's generally a good regular season team. I still like them as much as the Eagles. I mean, I think I heard somewhere that Jalen Hurts was paying like nine to one for MVP. I like that a lot, especially if Mahomes misses a couple of games. I mean, he was legitimately outstanding. And, you know, I guess there's, you know, people may want to see it for another year. I can understand that, but he looks good. Obviously, they have an excellent offensive line, excellent skill talent. Yeah. I mean, the defense will probably regress. And it was a bit of a, you know, the one thing about the Eagles is that it was the defense is a bit of a front runner. You know, like it was very good against bad teams, but it got shredded pretty badly when it had to go up against really elite teams with the exception of, you know, the Niners who were, you know, I think, I think, I think Kyle Shannon actually took 10 steps in that game. But, you know, when they actually had to play a good quarterback, like it's a good defense, don't get me wrong. You know, I don't think they're going to, you know, set any sack records again. But to me, they're clearly the class of the division. They're a better coach than the Cowboys. You know, and I think they're a little more consistent throughout the roster. You know, but obviously those are two really good teams. You know, I think that my guess is that what the model says about the Giants is that they're incredibly lucky to have that record last year so that, you know, they can actually improve a little bit, but given like more normal luck and a tougher schedule can actually win fewer games.
A highlight from Ep. 116 - Talking About The Music Of 1977
"Well, here we are. Episode 116. On the march to 200 and beyond. And on this episode, I have the Wrecking Two with me, Mark Smith and Luke Colicchio from the Music Relish Show. And we're going to be talking about the year 1977, and music, and some movies, some news flashbacks maybe. Interesting, yeah. I say it was the beginning of the end of the 70s. Yeah. So sit back, relax, get yourself some Acapulco Gold or some Panama Red, break open a bottle of Rianini Limbrusco, sit back, relax, and enjoy 1977 all over again. The KLFB Studio presents Milk Crate and Turntables, a music discussion podcast hosted by Scott McLean. Now, let's talk music. Enjoy the show. Thank you, Amanda, for that wonderful introduction, as usual. I got a little FaceTime from young Amanda this afternoon. So I'm sitting there just kind of chilling. Oh, my little girl's calling me. She calls me. And hi. I'm like, what's up, little girl? She just kind of looks and says, can I see the cats? Oh, yeah, that's my life. She don't miss me. Misses the cats. Anyway, welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends. And welcome to the podcast. Do you know the name of it? So I'm not going to say it. We're streaming live right now over YouTube, Twitch, Twitter. It's Twitter, formerly known as Twitter X, whatever, a lot of them all over the place. It's going to be a good show tonight. It's going to be a good show. In the intro, I mentioned Acapulco Gold. And speaking of Acapulco Gold, it's Luke Aleccio from the Music Relish show. No stems, no seeds that you don't need. Acapulco Gold is... There you go, buddy. That's a blast. That's sweet. Let me give you some of that, buddy. Thank you. Yeah. A little teaching charm for you. Enough of that. And speaking of Panama Red, it's Mark Smith from the Music Relish. Chardonnay Gold. Instead of Acapulco Gold, he's got the Chardonnay Gold. Yeah. As usual. What's up, gentlemen? How you doing, gentlemen? Good. How are you? Doing all right. Doing all right. Yeah. Hey, you know who I don't miss? Who? I really don't miss Jimmy Buffett. Let's start off the show on a... He's a cynic. I don't miss him. I don't miss him. I'm not going to miss Jimmy Buffett. I really jumped on that bandwagon. Never really got it. Me neither. To me, it's not a bandwagon thing. It's something where I knew there's two or three songs and more steel drums, really more steel drums. But things I've heard, you know, scanning through Margaritaville radio, there was some pretty good stuff. You know, like nothing going to change your world, but you know... It's not my type of music. No, I'm not a parrothead. And I think his concerts were his big, like the Grateful Dead, you know? The concert is what it is. The experience. Yeah. Right? The Jimmy Buffett experience. I guess so. Yeah. It was his motif, you know, escapism kind of, you know. But he did spawn that horrible genre of golf and western music. Yeah. Yeah. I'd rather sit in the parking lot with a cooler of beers and a hibachi and listen to the pretenders. Yeah. Did Jimmy ever tour with the dead? Is there really a fuck up with the dead? That would have been a huge crowd, though. Boy, that's the mellowest concert ever. Dead parrotheads. Dead parrotheads. I think he's more of that mellow west coast. I think I could see him touring with the Eagles or James Taylor, I think, more now. He's some Key West buddy. Don't put him on the left coast. No, no, no. He's a Key West man. He was his own entity. Actually, he moved from the Key West. He didn't live there for a long time. Right. But his studio was there. His studio was right next to his bar, right like connected to his studio. Yeah. So that's where he would go. I remember when I worked U .S. Customs behind the scenes at Miami International, he had his own private jet. It would come up from, I guess, the Keys, but he didn't travel in just anything. It would be like, because if you have your own jet, you have a parking spot. You would have a bus. You would have a bus, like a tour bus would take him from Key West. It is from Miami. It's about a two hour drive. So you're going to do it in luxury, but everything's good with you guys. Hot. Yeah. Too damn hot up here in New York. It's hot as Bono's whatever was balls in the back of my neck. Yeah. Yeah. I don't like this. I want winter. Did Lou freeze up? Oh, no. There we go again. The pressure's on me. I got to be Lou. You've got to be Lou. Let me get this brain. I've got to be Lou. I've got to be Lou. Then there he goes. He's off the screen. Ten minutes. Let's set the timer. Set the timer. Will he break ten minutes? Will he come back on under ten minutes? Let's see. I'm starting it. See? I got the timer going there. All right. All right. Well, we're talking about 1977. I was old, but eight years old. So, I was, let me see, probably 12 going on 13, I think, right? I'm 59 now, so you're what, 56? 53. 53? Yeah. And you were eight? Yeah. I was born in 1969. So, eight, nine, 10, 11, 12. Yeah. That was right. 13. Well, 12, 13. Yeah. Yeah. I think I was beginning. I was a freshman. I was a freshman. Although, where I grew up, the freshman didn't go to the high school. That was only 10, 11, and 12. Ninth grade was at its own building. Oh. Isn't that interesting? Yeah. Yeah. But, yeah, 1977, interesting year. Yeah. A lot happened. Yeah. As I said in the intro, I think 1977 was the beginning of the end of the 70s. Yeah. Things were really starting to change. I think disco still had a little bit of a hold, but I think that was the tail end of disco, and it was the beginning of punk, and so there was a transition. That's where, I think, right there is where it started. So, let's get right into 77, as I usually do. I'm starting to like this little format. Yeah. Year by year. And it makes a long podcast, but hey, listen, we're in it for the ride with whoever's listening. We're in it for the ride. January 1st, 1977, The Clash headlined the opening night of London's only punk rock club. You know the name of that club? No. The Roxy. Another Roxy. Yeah. Wow. Yeah. So, let's start right off with stories. So, I get off the plane at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines. So, 10 years later, right? 10 years later, 87, I get off the plane. My buddy's there, meets me. It lands right on the base. They called it the freedom bird because the turnaround flight was taking people home, right? I get, you know, they bring me back to temporary quarters. I get changed. My buddy's like, let's go. And we go off base. And it is absolutely insane. Like, you can't even imagine the sounds and sights and the energy. And yeah, I can always say, like, if you saw Deer Hunter when Robert De Niro goes back to Saigon, you know, and it's like just that motor, little motorcycles driving by and it's a dirt road. The main street is a dirt road. And this was your first time in the Philippines? In the Philippines. Yeah. It's stationed there. And my buddy says to me, he says, all right, listen, when you go into these bars, you got to act like you've done it before. Oh, come on. I grew up in Boston. I run the streets. I was in the subways. Of course I can. I walk in the first bar I walk into, The Roxy. It's called The Roxy, right? And I just, first thing you see is a bar, a U -shaped bar, right? Big U -shaped bar. The music is just cranking. I think it was like Motley Crue or something just cranking. And right in the middle of that, running right down the center of that Horseshoe bar was a stage and there had to be 15 girls up there just dancing. Like go -go girls type thing. Uh -huh. In bikinis. I was like, what the fuck? Oh, shit. And then I order a beer and the bartender is this Filipino girl. She looks, she says, first thing she says to me, you cherry boy. Cherry boy. Meaning I'm new. And I said, I looked at my buddy. I said, how does she know? He says, it's in your eyes. You're just staring around. They see it in your eyes. Yeah. They know that look. And the rest, as they say, is history.
A highlight from The Mike and Mark Davis Daily Chat - 09/06/23
"So, we saluted the life of Jimmy Buffett yesterday, properly so, but boy did we miss a birthday yesterday. Freddie Mercury would have been 77, passed away back in 91, so I had to pick a Queen song, had to pick a Queen record. How about You're My Best Friend for the Mike and Mark segments? Not bad. There you go, buddy. We can sing We Are the Champions because we're the champion of all things mysterious. And topics that need to be explored. We go where few dare go. You shut me down yesterday when I told you about the Delta Airlines flight that was forced to land. But then, of course, you saw it all over Twitter and X and everything, right? Well, I know because everybody's 12 years old. Somebody had a, I don't even want to say it again, somebody had a horrible digestive event on a plane and they had to sandblast the plane for six hours. They had to replace the carpet. I mean, they had to replace the carpet on the plane. That's a true story. Can you imagine being on that plane and the poor pilot, and there's an audio recording of the pilot saying, five, seven, one, Delta heavy. We have a biohazard problem on the plane. The biohazard. Ladies and gentlemen, you may want to look over the left side of the aircraft because that's where we're going to be issuing the parachute so that you can get the hell off this thing before we all die. I'd never fly again. That'd be it. That'd be it. And speaking of flying, didn't you do it yet? Are you in New York yet? Today? No, after the show today, I'm headed to New York where it's going to be 110 degrees. You know, Texas heat is one thing. New York City heat is ghastly because there's no breeze. You're walking up and down. So we're going to see the Eagles in concert tomorrow night. I'm going to see a couple of shows. We've got some meetings. I'm going to go to Philly for a big event. Oh, cool. With Chris Stiegel. Is that our guy? Chris Stiegel and Dennis Prager and Pastor Robert Jeffers from your neck of the woods. That's right. That's so cool. I have a question for you. It's called, for a moment, welcome to Mike's Entertainment Options or Mike's Travel Habits. As we have noted, you are fresh back from the UK. I trust you had a magnificent time. So Mike's on the ground in England for 24 hours, sends me a picture off of his balcony. Was that a CG? Was that a green screen? Because from your balcony, it's like, oh, there's the London Eye, oh, there's Westminster Abbey. Where were you? Well, there's a story behind that. I'm a little reluctant to tell the story. Joey and Peg are my dear friends. Joey's a little more frugal than I am. And he found a hotel. And I'll go ahead and say it. It was a nice Marriott right on the River Thames, right outside that giant monstrosity eye thing. That Ferris wheel. It's a massive Ferris wheel. It's gross. I mean, I think about the River Thames and I think of Mary Poppins floating gently. Big Ben and all these beautiful, and then there's this monstrosity, and Brits don't like it either. Everybody kind of, it's a cool tourist thing and you go up and it's one of those giant Ferris wheels. Anyway, the hotel, this Marriott is right at the Ferris wheel. So not only is the infernal thing beeping every time it moves, and so you hear the beeping in your room, but like you saw, you're right there. I mean, the view is crazy, but not only that, but the deal breaker for me, the AC wasn't so good. Is England like Laguna Beach, California, where we stayed at a beautiful place and it happened to be 82 and they didn't have any AC? I thought I was going to die. Well, you know, again, the UK, they're not really like AC -oriented like we are. They have it, but I said, that's it, I'm out, King Tut needs some AC, I got to have air conditioning. And it wasn't even hot over there, but at night, I don't know, I mean, God forbid if the day ever comes where they yank the rug out from under me and I'm, you know, singing show tunes at a cheeseburger joint on the weekends and I can't afford an air conditioner because I got to have an air conditioner. Anyway, I knew of a place, a much nicer hotel, so we actually checked out. That was a one -day gig, but it was spectacular visuals. And speaking of show tunes, that leads me to my actual really quick question because there is stuff going on in the world. So you sent me, as you always do and I love it so much, it's like, hey, look where I am, hey, look where I am. And on at least a couple of occasions, you were in the front row, shocker, of this magnificent show. I guess it's called Tina or somebody is Tina Turner and wow, was she good. Wow, was she good. It's actually a Broadway show that also went to the West End and there was, I saw a woman named Adrian Warren who played the show, played the part, but yeah, it's a musical about the life of Tina Turner. And on another night you went and saw Les Mis. The best production of Les Mis I've ever seen in the history of going to the theater. I bet it was great. But here's my question and here's where you and I are a smidge different. Okay. You're in London and you go to Broadway for lunch like every day. So there's a whole country outside this theater as you sit in a seat and see something that is admittedly fantastic, but that you could see at some other time a hundred yards from where you're staying. But the West End is London's version of Broadway and they do theater a little bit differently. First of all, I mean, the ticket prices are even more affordable. You know, you sit in the stalls over there. They don't call them seats.
A highlight from 41: 2023 Predictions!
"Welcome to the Ultra Flex Football Podcast where we have fun with our friends while we talk about football and any anything else we wanna talk about. We're here for season two. I don't know if we're officially calling it season two but this is our second season of talking about NFL football. So, we're back. With me as always is Rob Green. What's up? And Ryan Wheeler. Howdy, howdy. Season two episode one is what it's officially gonna be titled and Tony, I told you not to talk so close to the mic, man. You like, blew out my eardrums there at the beginning but I just get excited. I know. You're so excited. You get excited so easily. We were talking about that before we like, actually started recording but anywho, uh so, we do that thing where we have an album and we split up the songs in the album and we try to get the song titles into the show as discreetly as possible. Sometimes not as discreet as we'd like to think we are but we're gonna give you our titles that way you know what to listen for. See how many you can catch. Just a little game within our show. My song titles, the album first of all is called Down to Earth by Jimmy Buffet. Rest in peace, Jimmy Buffet. It's his first album. Down to Earth. The songs that I have to get in are The Christian, LSD, The Missionary, and A Mile High in Denver. Rob, what do you got? Alright, I have the captain and the kid, Captain America, Ain't He a Genius, and Turnabout. Alright, and Sir Anthony. I've got There's Nothing Soft about Hard Times, I Can't Be Your Hero Today, and Truck Stop Salvation. So, we'll see if we can get all of those in. Uh most of the episode today is gonna be football. It's uh we we were doing some things during the off season to help pass time. Uh you know, Ultra Flex After Dark and having some fun with games and things like that but football season is here. Uh we're gonna be doing football talk here in a second where we're gonna pick our division of winners. We're gonna pick our Super Bowl, MVP, and then we're gonna pick week one games and then we'll have one game at the end. So, uh football, football, football. So, let's get it started with football talk. Just that really amps you up, doesn't it? Golly, that was good. It puts me in the football mood. It just, it feels like we're kind of, you know, whimsical, a little bit of uh goofy when we talk. So, I thought that was a good one for football, our football talk. Let's, let's start with, in my opinion, the less competitive conference which would be the NFC. Uh maybe you guys think differently. Um but let's go with NFC West. We'll skim over this if we all agree pretty quickly. Uh I'll go first. This one and then we'll just kinda alternate uh as we jump divisions but uh for me, the NFC West is the 49ers winning this division. Um I think they're the best team in the NFC. Any chance we can like we go NFC West that includes the that way for people that don't necessarily have the NFC West on the top of their head you're just gonna see that includes like the 49ers, Seahawks, Cardinals, uh Rams. Yeah, you just you just did it. Yeah, we can do it. Okay. Nailed it. Yeah. So, 49ers, Seahawks, uh Cardinals, Rams. For me, Cardinals, Rams are both gonna be pretty not so great. Comes out of the Seahawks and 49ers and I just think the 49ers are a better roster. Brian? Oh, it's next. Um I'm gonna go with the 49ers. I just think top to bottom, the roster is the best. Rob? Yeah, I agree but I wanna be different. So, give me the Seahawks. We hated on him last year. We picked him to be like what? One and sixteen I think cuz we thought they were terrible. Gino Smith's gonna continue his uh career turnaround, turn about. I don't know if I can use that here. And uh. And he's gonna lead them to a division title. Alright. They have the offensive weapons to do it though. They definitely have the offensive weapons. Maybe Brock Purdy isn't as good as he looked at the end of last year. We'll see. He doesn't have to be. They have Sam Darnold as the backup. I don't think that's why he doesn't have to be good but anyway. Yeah. I think he has enough weapons and Kyle Shanahan around him that will make him. Exactly it. Make him look good. Uh Ryan, I'll let you go first this time. We're talking about the NFC North. So, we got the Lions, the Packers, the Bears, and the Vikings. Who do you have winning that? The NFC North, I have the Packers taking that division. It kinda just feels like a crapshoot division honestly. I mean, I don't really feel good about my pick. I don't feel about picking any, good about picking any of those teams. So, I just want Jordan Love to be good because he's got an awesome name and quite honestly, that's that's how I came up with my answer. So, I was like, got the guy that has love in his name. I'm pretty sure from looking at this division, the odds are the closest bunch of four out of all the the division. Makes sense. So, it kind of is the most wide open division, I think. Who do you have? Yeah, who do you have picking, Rob? You know, our team last year was the Lions. So, I'm gonna I'm gonna bring that over to this year. Let's go with the Lions too. I don't even know the last time they won the division. Nineties probably. Early 90s, mid 90s. If they did then. I just don't know either. I think we'll find out pretty early AKA we're filming this on a Monday before the season starts. So, we'll find out in 3 days whether or not they'll be a pretty good team again which they have enough talent on the offense to put up points. It'll just. Yeah, what are we thinking like 60 points in that first game here with the Lions and Chiefs? It's gonna be a high score game. Probably, yeah. Yeah, no Chris Jones for the Chiefs and then the Lions don't really have much of anybody on defense. Um that means that yeah, they did what they took that linebacker. I can't think of his name right now. Um. The guy that everybody won the bills. Jack Campbell. Jack Campbell. Yeah. Yeah. Um but I agree. I have power on offense to be the best team in that division but I wouldn't would I be shocked if the Vikings or the Packers or even the Bears for that matter were to win it. Probably not. So, I'll go with the Lions. Uh the NFC East another compelling division. Got three and a half maybe. I don't know about Washington. Good teams. Um which the Cowboys, the Eagles, uh the commanders, and the Giants. Rob, who do you have winning the NFC East? Yeah, I like the Eagles. I think they're the best team in the NFC and I think they showed that last year. I think they'll do that again this year. Jalen Hurts continues his uh breakout. I won't say an MVP season but he could have another MVP caliber season like he did last year. Yeah, mine's gonna be the Eagles as well. I think their roster. While the Cowboys and Giants are gonna probably both win nine, ten games. I think the Eagles are just good enough to win eleven or twelve games and and win that division. So, Ryan, what about you? Yeah, I'm gonna be different and go uh Cowboys um not because I wanna be different but because I actually think the Cowboys are I think they have a better defense and I think their offense maybe not as good but I think they have a good offense and uh quite honestly, both these teams have pretty cake schedules. Um the Rob and I were talking about it earlier. Um sorry, we left you out of this conversation, Tony but the uh the Cowboys or I'm sorry, the the Eagles first was like seven games are the Patriots, Vikings, Buccaneers, Commanders, Rams, Jets, Dolphins, and then commanders again. It's like it's not that difficult. It could be six and one, seven and all. Yeah. And then the Cowboys was very similar. Like last year. So, it kinda feels like whoever wins this division is probably gonna win it with twelve. Twelve wins. Somewhere around there. Eleven, twelve. So, I just, I'm just gonna go Cowboys on that. That's gonna be a lot of my points in the AFC uh which we'll talk about in a second uh which is how hard all of their schedules are but uh last division um the NFC side is the NFC South. Could be the worst division in football. Uh we got the Saints, the Bucks, the Falcons, and the Panthers.
A highlight from The Necessity of God's Word (Part 2)
"Do you understand the magnitude and significance of the effort that we are part of when we engage in taking the Gospel to unbelievers? Find out much more on today's edition of Encounter God's Truth. We go back to Appalachian Bible College in Mount Hope, West Virginia to hear the closing portion of a lesson on The Necessity of God's Word and our series on biblical apologetics. I'm Wayne Shepard and our Bible teacher is Dr. John Whitcomb. We've been learning together from this classic series on apologetics and today's program brings us to the finish. As fall approaches and so many head back to school, how appropriate it is that we focus on the energy that scripture has to impact our hearts and minds with God's eternal truth. As Dr. Whitcomb demonstrates, it's more formidable than the greatest human intellect and even more powerful than seeing a miracle. Let's go back to Appalachian Bible College now and hear the conclusion of this message, The Necessity of God's Word. We begin by reviewing 2 Corinthians chapter 2. Who is sufficient for these things? My friends, we're in an infinite operation here that determines the eternal destiny of human beings in heaven or hell. Who's sufficient for these things? For we are not as many which corrupt the Word of God of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ. Now friends, we can just begin to realize the magnitude of God's plan here in form of a little chart. I hope this will be of some help to you as it has to me from time to time. Over here we have symbolized the unbeliever with a darkened heart that doesn't have cleansing and purifying and forgiveness and regeneration by the Holy Spirit, the unbeliever. And notice that he is surrounded by an impenetrable barrier to any outside finite pressure. It's called his sinful nature. And over here we've tried to depict the believer whose heart has been cleansed by the Holy Spirit based on the merits of Jesus Christ. And the believer may fall into the serious temptation of trying to win the unbeliever on a horizontal basis, namely just provide Christian evidences to penetrate that heart through logic and philosophy and history and science. And by the way, all these arguments that we've talked about through archaeology and history and logic, I mean there are hundreds and hundreds of evidences that show that the Bible has got to be supernatural in origin. But the amazing thing we discover is that no matter how powerful the arguments are in the realm of creation and prophecy and so forth, they cannot penetrate that heart. They cannot get through to that heart. Well then what's the answer? What's the approach? God says you have... Now this is very illogical from a human standpoint. God says you have to approach the unbeliever through the third heaven. You have to go this way, through prayer, faith and obedience in relation to God on the basis of Hebrews 4 -12, the word of God, not my word or your word. The word of God is living, powerful, sharper than a two -edged sword, piercing even to the dividing center of soul and spirit and of the joints and marrow and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart and neither is any creature that is not naked and open before the eyes of him with whom he have to... God knows that person infinitely. He knows what can reach that person, namely his precious word alone. That's one of the hardest lessons I've ever had to learn. Well all the things, Lord, that I've learned about how we know the Bible is true, why can't I use those arguments, those evidences? Well friends, let's stop and think for a moment. As the word of God penetrates into that unbeliever, something of infinite power has reached his heart. Now just think of the evidences Jesus If provided. you think our evidences can be effective, and they can be, and that's a whole subject of its own, think of the evidences Jesus himself gave. Stupendous sign miracles, hundreds of them. In fact, someone has suggested that every sick, crippled, leprous person in Israel, by the time Jesus' ministry was finished, was healed. Thousands of people, it says that over and over, year after year, thousands of people can heal them all, heal them all. And I say, well Lord, I should think that the whole nation then would have turned to him. Why, on one occasion, friends with a boy's lunch, he fed 5 ,000 men plus their families with food left over. And they said, they all agreed, this is John 6, let's make him king. I mean, anyone who can feed everybody for nothing supernaturally is our candidate for king. Then he began telling them about himself and who he was and that they had to believe in him on the basis of his substitutionary atoning death. And guess what happened at the end of chapter 6? They all left him. You say, that's absurd. Haven't they seen sign miracles? Yes. Miracles like the like of which had never been seen before in the history of the world? Yes. And Jesus turned to the twelve and said, are you going to believe me too? And one of them finally spoke up, of course, Peter, Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life. Right. That's the difference. But even one of them was a doubter, Thomas, and another one was demon possessed, namely Judas. That helps me to understand what the miracles were for. Why Jesus, friends, said, an evil, adulterous nation demands signs and no sign will be given except the sign of the prophet Jonah, namely, as he was three days and nights in the belly of the great fish, so the son of man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. In other words, his bodily resurrection is his final proof to the whole human race of who he is. The sign miracles, may I say it this way, were almost totally ineffective and worthless to convert anybody ever in Israel. That wasn't their function. It was simply to do what? To attract attention to himself as the God appointed Messiah and King of Israel so that they could then hear his message and then their response to the message would determine their eternal destiny. This is an awesome thing to think about. Now, I almost hate to read this chapter. With fear and trembling, I ask you to turn to Luke 16. This is absolutely awesome. The rich man in Hades. Luke 16, beginning with verse 19. There was a certain rich man which was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day. And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus which was laid at his gate full of sores and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. Would you kindly agree with me he was in desperate condition. He had nothing of this world's goods. And it came to pass that the beggar died and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom. That means the place of blessing, the place of the faithful in what at that time was called paradise, the upper Sheol Hades where believers went when they died. And the rich man also died and was buried and in hell or Hades, the lower Sheol Hades, he lifted up his eyes being in torment and seeth Abraham afar off and Lazarus in his bosom in close fellowship with him. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue for I am tormented in this flame. That is the situation now of every unbeliever who's ever died. I just, I'm staggered by this. And Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receiveth thy good things and likewise Lazarus evil things but now he is comforted and thou art tormented and besides all this between us and you there's a great gulf fixed so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot, Lazarus can't get to you, sorry, neither can they pass to us that would come from thence and other you can't come here either. And then he said, I pray thee therefore, Father, that rich man in Hades and torment said to Abraham, Father, that thou would ascend into my brother's house. I have a plan. I want you to reach my living brothers by sign miracles. Now this would impress some people today because we are harassed in every direction by people who are committed to sign miracle ministries to change the hearts of people by spectacular things that they can see. Now watch the response of God through Abraham. I have five brethren that he may testify to them lest they also come into this place of torment. In other words, would you please send Lazarus, the beggar, back to the realm of the living because my five brothers often came to my mansion and saw this beggar by the door and they'd recognize him when they see him. Please send him back to the realm of the living. And I mean, think of this as an evangelistic program. He could go from house to house, knock on the doors of my brothers and say, I am back from the dead. I saw your dead brother in Hades in torment. Do you think that would get their attention? How do you like that for a sign miracle Look ministry? at God's response through Abraham. Abraham saith unto him, they have Moses and the prophets. Let them hear them. They have the Bible. They have the Old Testament scripture. They have the infallible and errant self -authenticating word of God. In other words, that's what they need is Now, this is why he was where he was. Listen to how he despises God's word. Do you catch this? He said, nay, Father Abraham. In other words, who cares about the Bible? Old wives fabled stories for children maybe, but not for my brothers. You don't understand, sir, they're intellectuals. They're scientists. They don't accept stories supposedly from God. They want to see something that's empirical, tangible, self -evident and thus convincing. Nay, Father Abraham, but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. That's what they need, a sign miracle. Hmm. And here's how it ends, folks. And he said unto him, Abraham said to the rich man, if they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rose from the dead. Really? Well, that's what happened when Jesus arose from the dead. The whole story of the book of Acts is that in spite of the fact that Jesus Christ fulfilled his promise, he said, you destroy this temple and in three days I'll raise it again. And he did and rose from the dead. And the apostles preached the resurrection of Jesus and the scribes and the Pharisees hated the message and threatened and tormented God's servants for mentioning resurrection, even of Jesus. Oh yes, friends, even if one rises from the dead, they will not repent. You know what Jesus did for his friend Lazarus one day in Bethany? He raised him from the dead. Lazarus, come forth. I'm very impressed by what happened, aren't you? Immediately, the corpse stood at the entrance of the tomb and he said, loose him and let him go. He's fine. He's alive. Probably felt better than he had in his previous life. He didn't have to be dragged out half dead for recuperation. Don't you think all the scribes and Pharisees and Sadducees would have just swamped the whole, I mean, that settles it. We believe. Read what happened next. The enemies of Jesus got together and made a decision. Just for that, we're going to kill Lazarus and Jesus. Hmm, that doesn't sound intelligent. Well, that's the problem because the mind of man, which is an aspect of the soul, heart, spirit of man in his sinfulness, his darkness cannot function intelligently. Only the spirit of God can bring us reason to see God's realities as they really are. And I say, well, Lord, I just didn't know it was this bad. I just desperately need your help then to accomplish what is otherwise impossible. Help me to preach the word faithfully, clearly, completely, without compromise, graciously, patiently, in season, out of season, love people, whether they receive me, accept me, appreciate me or not, because the word of God has infinite power. I don't. He has it. He alone has it. Now, friends, there is a way in which Christian evidences can be used. I just want to be very careful here not to disparage the things that God has given us in the way of evidences. Let's take a look. The low value of Christian evidences, among other methods, shall by this all men, unsaved men who lack spiritual discernment to understand scripture, by this, Jesus said, shall all men know that you are my disciples if you have love one for another, John 13, 35. So the ultimate models for mutual Christian love in a godless world must be the Christian home and the local church. Now, think carefully of that statement, Jesus, that's the greatest of Christian evidences. When you go forth to a mission field, whether it's New Zealand or wherever, something you can do under God is undeniable and irresistible. And here it is. Demonstrate to the people to whom God sends you that you know what Christian love is in your relationship, husband and wife and parents and children and children to parents and hopefully other Christians and a little tiny microcosm of the Holy Spirit called a local church that God will plant there and the godless surrounding population sooner or later will have to see something they have never seen before and can't explain and can't duplicate. Christian love. Why, there are all kinds of evidences, friends, that are helpful, like maybe, you know, medical missions, helping people physically, that'll get their attention. Maybe hospitality, maybe English language courses in China or wherever, people almost do anything to learn English and you get them there and you demonstrate, you know, the things that they're interested in and show friendship. But you see, Jesus said, the greatest evidence we have that will really get people's attention is Christian love, one for another in the home and in a local church that God will plant here and there around the world. You see, friends, Jesus never said miracles will do the trick. He said to the apostles, you remember in John 14, the miracles that I've done you'll do also. And they did, they raised the dead, I mean Peter and Paul, I mean amazing sign miracles they did in the early church, book of Acts. But do you know what else he said, friends? Greater works than these shall you do because I go to my Father. And what are the greater works? Preaching the gospel, which when believed brings eternal life instantly. But the sign miracles Jesus performed never saved anybody. Did you know that? They were spectacular, they were undeniable. But every person Jesus healed got sick again anyway and died, every one of them. He didn't permanently solve anybody's problem physically. He fed 5 ,000 the next day they were all hungry again. Didn't solve their hunger problem. But Jesus said, because I'm going to my Father in heaven and send the Holy Spirit and create the church and grant unto you the scriptures, you will have the capacity under God to mastermind this book and make it known to people and you'll see greater works. I mean Peter the apostle, folks, preached one sermon and 3 ,000 men were saved in one day and saved forever. Vastly greater miracle than healing the sick and walking on water, which Peter also did. Don't try that, by the way, unless Jesus does to you what he did to him, namely says come. Don't try that. I have been fascinated, obsessed I guess is the word, with the mentality today that you have to have intellectual brilliance and you have to have spectacular miracles to attract anybody and to have any credibility as a member, as a representative of God. I've done a little booklet in fact that's out there and maybe have helped you. Does God want Christians to perform miracles today? No. In fact, you know what would happen? It'd be a regression. It'd be a step, giant step backwards because we'd be going back to the lower foundation of the church in the apostolic era before the superstructure was built on a completed scripture. In those days it was a unique way for God to give the apostles opportunity to attract attention, but now friends we have something they didn't have, the completed Bible. God says you master this book and sooner or later one way or another you follow my guidelines and instruction and you mastermind the basics of evangelism and church planning and missions and witness and you will have infinite power from above through this book that pierces even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit. And I say Lord, I desperately need your help. This book friend is so powerful that even when you preach it without love it'll change people forever. Did you know that? Paul tells us in Philippians 1 there are other people here in Rome that are offended by my being here and they don't like me and they don't appreciate me but they are preaching the truth and I will rejoice in it and I will continue to rejoice because even without love which is often the way we preach like on a radio station you never even see the people or hand out a tract and you see the people disappear you never see them again. Even under those situations the word of God has infinite power. Let me tell you a man who preached the word without love, Jonah. He hated every minute of his ministry. He said God why didn't you destroy these people? That wasn't a loving approach to missions. But you know what he did? He preached the word and the whole city repented and Jesus said it wasn't fakie either. He said Nineveh repented at the preaching of Jonah and will rise up in the last generation and condemn this generation. I mean he must have preached more than just judgment. He must have said something about God. It's my opinion. The whole city repented even though he hated every one of them in Nineveh. But that's why God says preach the truth as we were reminded this morning. Preach the truth in love and you'll have even more effect. Yes, but whatever you do folks, hold on, preach the truth. That's the point. That's the power, the truth and hopefully it's done in love and graciously and prayerfully and patiently but whatever you do and whatever your motive and whatever the circumstances, preach the word. And I say thank you Lord, that settles it. I think I'll be a Bible believing Christian and a Bible believing teacher and I want to honor Jesus Christ and the blessed Holy Spirit who presented this book to us because that's an irresistible force. Even in a world dominated by what? Satan, millions of demons, billions of depraved people and even mice in nature. God says watch me. I have a special weapon, an instrument I'm putting into your hand and your mind and heart. Watch what I can do almost in spite of you for my glory through my word. Father in heaven, I just stand amazed at how you operate. Everything sooner or later will be for your glory or it will disappear. Help me to examine there for my own ministry. The church could be raptured to heaven and I and all of us will be confronted by the Lord Jesus with eyes like a flame of fire searching us, examining us to see whether we really have done the work of God in a godly way, in obedience, in faithfulness for his glory. Help me to be ready at any moment to give an account to you dear Father because that's why you sent me not to gain glory for myself or any of us as teachers and proclaimers of the truth but to glorify the Savior apart from whom we're lost forever and the blessed Holy Spirit who gave us this precious book. May ABC father stand brightly in a darkening world as a true reflector of the light of Jesus Christ until he comes I pray in his glorious name for his sake. Amen. If God's word has made an impact on you today we'd love to hear about it. Just leave us a comment at facebook .com slash Whitcomb Ministries where there's always something to encourage you. You can also find lots more on the subject of apologetics at sermonaudio .com slash Whitcomb. Find that page from our website WhitcombMinistries .org. You're listening to Encounter God's Truth from Whitcomb Ministries and we're grateful for the opportunity to emphasize week after week that God's word is true from the beginning to the end offering timeless truths for changing times. I'd like to close with a reading from Psalm 103. Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me bless his holy name. Bless the Lord oh my soul and forget not all his benefits who forgives all your iniquity who heals all your diseases who redeems your life from the pit who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagles. The Lord works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed. For everyone here at Encounter God's Truth I'm Wayne Shepherd praying for the Lord to fill this week ahead with much meaning and many blessings. Thanks for listening.
A highlight from The "My Guy" Fantasy Football Draft With Danny Heifetz, Craig Horlbeck, and Danny Kelly. Plus, a Cleveland Sports Check-in With Garrett Bush.
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We're also brought to you by The Ringer Podcast Network, where you can find new rewatchables we put up on Monday night. Me, Chris Ryan, and my dad, we did The Equalizer, one of my dad's favorite movies ever. Stealth Boston movie, by the way, so you can check that out. You can also check out a new Spotify podcast that we announced on Tuesday, Strike Force 5. Oh, yeah, all the late night hosts, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, John Oliver, Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert. They got together. They had been doing Zooms during the writer's strike, and then they decided, you know what, maybe this should just be a podcast, and we'll give all the money to our staff, and that's just what we're going to do. All of a sudden, it seemed like a great idea. I remember talking to Jimmy about it and thinking, this is a great idea. This will never actually happen. They'll never actually do this. Well, they did it, and you can follow it on Spotify, Strike Force 5. You can get it wherever you get your podcasts. Can't wait to listen to this. Super excited. Those five guys all on a Zoom together, just cracking jokes. I'm ready. So there you go. On this podcast, it's the second annual My Guy Fantasy Draft. Craig Horlbeck, Danny Kelly, Danny Heifetz from The Ringer Fantasy Show. We're going to come on, and we're going to talk about all of our guys that we like, dislike, that we're afraid of in the fantasy football season, and then went to Cleveland to find Garrett Bush, who is kind of a big guy there. I got to say, he's kind of a guy. He's going to tell us what to expect from the Browns, who are the most confusing 2023 team. A lot of that has to do with Deshaun Watson, which Deshaun Watson, are we going to get? How do we feel about Deshaun Watson in 2023, just in general? And where is Cleveland Sports going? What's happened to them this century? All the good, all the bad. And he's going to lay all of it out for us. So this is a really good podcast. Can't wait. First, our friends from Pro Chip. All right, it's the second annual My Guy Fantasy Draft. Our Ringer Fantasy Show guys are here. Danny Kelly, Danny Heifetz, Craig Horlbeck, my rewatchables producer, always nice when he pops on the BS. So we did this last year. We didn't win any awards, but sometimes you don't need to win awards. Sometimes when something's great, when it works, you just kind of know it, and we're going to run it back. Heifetz, you want to explain what this gimmick is? Yeah, it's you text us a bunch of ridiculous categories and then we kind of build an entire show, right? No, it's fun, though. It's just like it's a draft, but it's not a draft. And then it's it's vibes. It's a vibes episode. Yeah, we can agree on this. The concept is like you go into a fantasy draft. We all have the same kind of guides, same kind of rankings, but it doesn't capture the love. It doesn't capture the irrational. I just believe in this guy. It doesn't capture Craig thinking that that Pickens is going to end up being Justin Jefferson this year. There's just some things he already is or fear PTSD from bad draft picks from the past. I actually listened to a lot of the pod we did last year, and it was pretty funny hearing some of the guys we were like completely enamored by that ended up being bust. And then there were some other ones that I was surprised by the accuracy of it. Danny Kelly, can you ever be right in a fantasy draft? Can you ever go perfect? One in a million. It's like picking stocks, you know, if you get one good one, then you're set. Last year, mine was Romandre. I listened to our show last year, too. Feel like I nailed that one. Didn't get some other ones right. So that's, you know, we don't have to re litigate those. But Romandre, I'm calling that one. The take I was proudest of last year was fearing Cooper Cup after the year that he had just not liking the scent of something. This is veteran experience. I've been doing fantasy, I think since like 1989, 1990, something like that. All right. So I'm going to rip through the categories here. And then we're going to go at them one at a time. This is not, it's a draft, but it's not a draft because if we all have the same guy for a category of two of us have it, it's fine. We're okay. Um, the categories are my one true love, the guy that we just liked the most, my crazy pills guy. Do you want to explain the crazy pills thing, Craig? Uh, I think it could go either way, right? It's either you feel like you're taking crazy pills because nobody else likes the guy you like, or it's the other way around where you feel like you're taking crazy pills because everybody likes this guy and you don't understand it at all. So there's a little variance on that one. You can go either way. There's the my I absolutely hate myself for doing this guy, which seems to happen over and over again in fantasy where you go in there, drive like, well, I'm not going to end up with Russell Wilson. Uh, that was the example I used last year. It could be the example you use again this year. I'm not even gonna spend a dollar for Russell Wilson. Then it gets to the 17th round. If you're in a booger eater draft or, you know, you have $5 left for five guys and it's like, ah, Russell Wilson, Sean Payton, and all of a sudden you have Russell Wilson and you have no idea how he ended up on your team. So that is the, my absolutely hate myself for doing this guy. Uh, there's the, I'm going to add this category. It's a little sub category. The I'm staying away from that whole team team. There's teams where you're just like, I'm out, I'm just blind out. I don't want one person from that team. I'll see, we'll see if we agree on that team. Then we have the, my shameless Homer pick guy. That's going to be really, I mean, Craig, you don't even have to go. Uh, although there could be their tickets like plus 500, but I think we know pick is going to be there. There's the, my, I wouldn't take him even if he was free guy. So you're putting them on your D and D do not draft list. I had McCaffrey as my guy for this last year, which looked brilliant for about six weeks. Then he got traded a machine of an offense. We have the, my, that 2022 booty call isn't happening again guy, which is a new category for this year. This is the, you stumbled into somebody in the free agent auction, maybe in November, you wrote them for a couple of weeks, some fond memories, but you know, as a one night stand or, you know, as a three week stand and you're not going back, then we have the, this is a classic one. The somebody's got to get points on that team guy. We just look at all the teams and like, well, I don't know. Everybody scores 300 someone's catching passes on that team. Someone's rushing for 970 yards. There is the, my sorry, I'm sorry. That's too rich for my blood guy where you look at the draft guide and you see some of the salaries next to the guys. Then you go wait at $47. So Najee Harris was my guy for this last year. And I was proud of that one. There's the, my $1 QB guy. You're not, he's not going to make it break a draft, but you're also kind of secretly stashing away in your head. And we all have our $1 QB. There is the, my I'd be afraid to look on Tuesday and see the red flag guy, which I've added this year. I didn't even tell you about this category. You take the guy and it's going great. Eloy Jimenez is the ultimate baseball example of this. It's going great. You're feeling awesome. And then you go on there on a Tuesday and there's the red flag with the yellow box that there's news. And you're just like, Oh no. Oh God, what happened? And there's certain guys who just, it happens every year. A cousin of that, the, my, I know there's a 99 % chance he's getting hurt again, but God damn, I can't resist this guy guy. Then we have the, my Cooper cup. It's a year after the year guy. So I named this category after Cooper cup. So who is it this year? They had their year last year. Don't do it again. Don't get sucked in five more. The my, I just want everyone on that offense. I don't care guy. The my it's a year too early, but fuck it guy. The my missionary position. We've all had him guy. The my, I fell for the preseason hype guy. And then finally the, my I'd never root for an injury, but he is one injury away. That guy. All right. So we're going to start with my one true love. We're going to go and we're going to go on one, two, three, four on the zoom. And then for the second round, then the second guy will go, Danny Kelly, you're up. All right. My one true love. Who is it? I got to go with Tony Pollard for the Cowboys. I'm irrationally in love with this guy. I've been saying it. I think there's nothing you can say. It convinced me that he's not the best player in the NFL. Like, like just pound for pound, the best player in the NFL. Um, you know, last year he finished as the RV seven this year. He's going to be playing, I think more snaps, getting way more opportunities. If he can get up to like the same level of opportunities as Ekeler and CMC, you know, cause he's in that style of runner. I think this guy could finish as a top three running back in the NFL. And so I am, I'm just like full as a gentleman said, full bloom in love with Tony Pollard. I just can't, I can't help it. So in the ringer fantasy guide, he's 13th right now and he's gone for $42 in auction. So you think that's low? Yeah, I would, I would, I actually had Pollard too. Wow. We all have Pollard. Wait, did you too, Krik? I'm scared now. Yeah. Yeah. Oh, that's, well, that's, that's, this is a sign that, yeah, this is a terrible sign, but I just, I mean, just to pile on to DK stats here, Zeke had 12 touchdowns last year and Nick and Tony Pollard was a top 10 running back. Like what else do you need to hear? Like every time Tony Pollard was on the field, he was the best running back in the league. And now Zeke's gone. Like I rest my case. This is the pregame show where they all pick the same team to win a football and then that team loses. So you should probably stay away from Tony Pollard. Wait. So all three of you had Tony Pollard for this? Yeah, I can give you some. We did not discuss this before coming on. I didn't expect that. Oh, my God. Talk about groups and Jesus. You know, it's, you know, what sucks about this is that means when I have my big auction draft in a week and all my friends are going to be listening to this. And when Tony Pollard comes up, I'm not going to get them because they're all going to bid them up for $57 if I want to get them. Well, Bill's like, oh my God. Well, here's the argument. Rich Rebar, who works for Warren Sharpe, he's at Sharpe Football Analysis and he is a really good comp, which is basically Melvin Gordon was playing ahead of Austin Eckler for years. And everyone's begging for Austin Eckler to get the job. And then Austin Eckler finally got the job and the charges got rid of Melvin Gordon. And then Austin Eckler still wasn't really a first round pick. And we talked ourselves out of it. We hemmed it on. This is Tony Pollard again. It's like Zeke is finally after five years out of Dallas. And we're like, yeah, any point you get Tony Pollard, that's actually crazy. Like, honestly, you could get him for forty five bucks. Austin Eckler is going to go for 60. Tony Pollard would probably just be better than Austin Eckler this year. I kind of genuinely mean this. Tony Pollard should maybe be the first pick in fantasy football. Right? You can convince me. Kind of genuinely. Well, he does have a great offensive line. There are going to be a couple of games against bad teams where he, you know, you have him on Thanksgiving or something and he puts up the four touchdown hundred and eighty yard game. I can see it. So I guess I'm up then because you guys all agreed. You can have anybody you want. My one true love this year, Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles, who I also like for MVP. So. Last year, he missed two games and they also blew out what what was a D .K. like seven, eight team, seven, eight games where they just like in the fourth quarter, they didn't even really have to play offense. They're just kind of running out of the string. Yeah, I don't think their defense is going to be as good this year. Sheila Kapadia on the on the NFL show has been talking about this. I think it's to be better than he thinks, but it won't be as good on it. And their schedule is tougher. But, you know, is it possible that he's like a four thousand one thousand guy with some sort of combination of 40 to D like everyone agrees they have the best offensive line in the league. Everyone agrees the one to A .J. Brown, Devonta Smith punch is way up there. And I'm saying like Schrager on TV this week was saying Devonta Smith, this is the year he jumps up to the chase class. So we have that with Dallas Goddard, who everybody thinks is the best all around tight end in the league, the guy who actually blocks and plays three downs, running backs, whatever. Put anyone behind there and they'll gain 80 yards. And then he's going to get a lot of the goal line carries. I think he's my top QB this year. I think I would take him before everybody else. So I don't even think it's that controversial. What do you think of that one? He is, I think you're right. I think the key point you have there is that he barely played in the fourth quarter last year. That's the key thing. He was already in a per game basis. He was the best quarterback in fantasy last year and he barely played the fourth quarter. Yeah. So you could argue he hasn't even reached the ceiling yet. He's our number one guy on the guide right now, I believe. Shameless plug for fantasyfootball .300 .com. He's our 21st player. We have like all our rankings there. And yeah, he has the highest floor and the highest ceiling. My favorite stat about Jalen Hurts, other than 18 rushing touchdowns in 18 games last year, Jalen Hurts had more games over 30 points than under 20. That's everything you want in a quarterback. Well, so he's number one in our guide, but I still feel like in a draft, Mahomes is going over him because of the Mahomes. It's just the most fun to have Mahomes. The R. And I actually think that's a little nuts this year. DK, Hurts is I think either 12 to 1 or 11 to 1 on FanDuel for MVP. And I think those odds are the most out of whack of all the MVP odds, because that's, if you're going to say the MVP is going to come from an awesome team, they're probably one of the five teams that has a chance to go 13 and 4, 14 and 3, something like that. He, they have the most talent on offense, I think, of any team that's going to be in the MVP conversation and we've seen him get better every year. So why is he 11 to 1, 12 to 1? Shouldn't he be like 6 to 1, 7 to 1? Shouldn't it be where Josh Allen is? I don't, is it just because of the previous like impressions that he was a, what was he a third round pick or second round pick and maybe hold on to that for too long? Or maybe it's just because he's surrounded by such a good team. I don't know. But yeah, like you said, he's improved pretty much every season he's been playing, even going back to college. You know, from everything that we've heard, he is maniacal about like working and leadership and just all the things, all the intangibles. And then, of course, you know, if he takes a jump as a passer this year, you know, that's going to be huge for him because he's already like one of the best running quarterbacks. He's double digit rushing touchdowns in the last two years. You know, everything about him screams just, you know, like the face of the franchise season. He's everything they want. And so I could see it like from a narrative point of view, for sure. It reminds me of what you used to have with Russell Wilson when he was alive.
"eagles" Discussed on Bet The Board
"Yeah, I mean, a lot of recreational betters are going to bet with their heart and that is that ultimately why they fail and unfortunately I have to say this. It's the reason there is an actual market to the reason we're able to bet into said market. Mostly, although that's becoming a little bit different. I was going to say depends where and when I mean said market market cap may be about $72 in certain spots. Without people betting with their heart, there's no market for professional betters to attack. So to your point, I think I mentioned there's a couple rogue shops in Colorado that we're offering three and I just completely slipped my mind, but even as we were recording on Thursday, prior to that, there were a bunch of rogue shops in the tri state area that you could have got three on the chiefs and listen, I think books understood that they were going to be overloaded in that area with eagles money. And when it falls that way, it's probably not going to be a good experience. I was a little surprised by the vagus numbers, not necessarily handle being down, but that they did decently well because they were a little inundated with some eagles money, right? And you had the over, you had the first half over, you got the defensive touchdown. Some of the long shot anytime touchdown props hit. Skye Moore, I think, was piqued at like 11 to one. You had some Kelsey any time touched down. That was probably their largest liability in terms of any time touchdown. And I think every single eagles receiver from devonta Smith to AJ Brown went over, juju went over. I mean, a lot of those guys virtually to your point earlier, every Kelsey passing yards number went over aside from a couple of rogue 83 and a half. So I was surprised that it was a decent sized winner for the people. Well, they've actually reduced the numbers and I'm not sure if you saw it. It looked like initially it looked initially like it was like 7.4%. It looked like it was about 12 million. I want to say on roughly a 150 million in handle. The revised numbers that came out yesterday were closer to 5 and a half million. So that number came down substantially. And it is. And I won't claim to know the reporting methods in other states. It also should come with the caveat when you look at Nevada. All of the futures bets on the NFL for the Super Bowl post on Super Bowl Sunday. So that typically props up a lot of the figures that you've seen in the state of Nevada. And maybe the reason that the numbers, even after the reduction in overall win, still look a little bit better on the surface. Honestly, the only player prop that I could think of that helped the books in any capacity would have been to some extent what we talked about in the Philadelphia backfield, but those guys aren't generating a lot of buzz. The fact that all of them are homes numbers other than touchdowns, completions, attempts and yards all come in under as well. Across the board miles Sanders was the biggest loser for professional betters, all the guys that I speak with. I mean, over attempts over rushing yards at 55 and a half, 57 and a half, most rushing yards of the game plus one 75 plus one 60 down to plus one 40. Those were all substantial losers for a lot of the sharpest guys who were focused in on my. I had a couple of physical tickets if anybody wanted to turn them into a coaster, Philadelphia Eagles fans out there want a little bit of nostalgia. And you mentioned numbers. I didn't tell you this story. One of my buddies plays through a smaller local shop in eastern Pennsylvania, still couldn't get himself as a die hard eagles fan to take the chiefs plus three and a half. I asked him what the limits were. He told me it wasn't going to be worth my time trying to track down a couple of those dollars, but it just goes to show that there are some of those prices still out there and their avenues to get some of the best numbers available. I didn't do it at the time. Rumor has it, Todd miles Sanders is still running sideways on the opening. Hey, you know what? At least he broke a couple of tackles, but every tackle he broke. He lost another half a yard. So I'm not quite sure what the productivity level there was. By any stretch, but yeah, definitely not the best way to try and get the running backs on track. Should have done at the top of the show or the middle, but I figure if people have been listening to us for the last 35 plus minutes, they already know who they're hearing from. You can follow pain on Twitter at pain inside or I'm Todd fuhrman, you can follow me there. And normally, pain, I mean, this is where we go into the best bet portion of the show. We're not telling anybody to tie up money in futures markets for 360 days. So I'm actually going to flip the onus back to our loyal listenership and give them a little bit of a homework assignment that's going to be near and dear to me that I didn't tell you about before we were going to record. So I love a good surprise. We are doing something a little bit unique as you've told our listeners before. I'll be tying the knot in late April. And we're still trying to stay on brand for that particular event. So what we want to try and set up is a little bit of a prop contest for those guests in attendance, and we may share it online as well. But I want to open up the Pandora's box tour listeners. Stay obviously within boundaries. My better half is on social media to offer up props that you would like to see on a parlay card of sorts around a wedding, whether it's, you know, first member of the wedding party to cry, will somebody fall down walking down the aisle. Be smart, be tactful. But want to have a little bit of fun with our loyal listeners who love to bust my chops and rightfully. So we feel like we know them, they know us. So wanted to throw that out there to them on this podcast format and see what they kind of come up with. Beautiful. I like that. How many, how many things are going to show up on this? It all did. It all depends. How many were going to know we're figuring? Yeah, I mean, four to 5 years. And if there's better ones that are there, we'll get a little creative, but you know, we did our engagement shooting a sports book. We figure out the stick with the gambling theme at least in some capacity. So getting some wedding props into the mix found was something that we thought could be a lot of fun and what better way than a crowd source. Some of those potential possibilities, then with our core demo, our listeners about the board that have been with us either a full season or for some of the folks been out with us since 2014 for 500 plus episodes. I got to tell you, it's extremely tacky, but if you're looking to capitalize a little bit on this wedding, one of the props has to be fattest envelope. And you know what? That's going to work out in your favor. Well, you know what? Just because there's going to be a lot of people. You have to be open with that kind of thing. I mean, fast, you can't put individual names, although you do have a pretty distinguished pecking order. I'm sure of how that would be. But I think you have to break it into groupings. Like, is it family member? Is it member of the wedding party? Those kind of distinctions more so than anything else. Yes, if I'm setting odds like an MVP of the Super Bowl or any time touchdown score, I got a pretty good idea and there's going to be a lot of hurt feelings for people that aren't even going to be a hundred to one
"eagles" Discussed on Bet The Board
"The board. What do you mean? I mean, I don't bet. You know, I don't know. I never will. I bet you 20 bucks, I can get you gambling before at the end of the day. You owe me 15 grand pal. Play him. Paid that to me and his money. It's the bet the board podcast. Really like me. In the end, I wound up right back where I started. I could still pick winners. And I could still make money for all kinds of people back home, and why mess up a good thing. Here's pain insider and Todd ferment. Welcome into the bet the board podcast part of the one tree podcast network and you know, here we are in the wake of Super Bowl 57 and I feel like I've lied to our loyal listeners. I'm your host Todd fuhrman joined as always by my steam colleague and co host, the one the only pain insider and pain. I told people we were done with football season 2022, 2023. And here we are just a few short days later, trying to review and process everything we saw on Super Bowl Sunday. A man of the people. They wanted a Super Bowl recap. This is the first time since inception that we're going to give them one. I hear your viewing experience, not the best. It was a little different. I'm not going to lie. It's always good to be in and around the event itself and take in the scene, stop for a second. I heard your viewing experience wasn't the best. You mean watching a game without audio trying to track play by play on various live betting apps and some of the bigger media companies that are out there. Isn't the ideal way to watch things for the biggest football game of the year? That would be brutal. Hopefully you were well compensated did you at least go back and watch for a second? I went back and watched parts of it. I didn't watch the game in its entirety, but did watch a lot of what I missed in real time. And the one thing I will say, it's always different when you're watching with people in media. You're watching with former players. And got into a bit of a spirited discussion with two former Florida state football players that I found pretty interesting and we'll get to some of the games our takeaways and all of that, but had a chance to talk to Brian mcfadden and Danny kanell. Mcfadden, proud Florida state alums, about the decision making process that goes into going for two. And I actually texted you about it when the Kansas City Chiefs scored early in the fourth quarter. We can get to that a little bit later in the show. But people don't necessarily care what my biggest takeaway from the game is. They obviously want to know how you processed it, what you saw. And if anything, really stood out when you watch that game back a second time. So there was a lot of questions within that. And we go a million directions. And that's what we can do. Yeah, that's the luxury we have. I think initially the eagles game plan was the one we expected with keep away, the path they took to get there was a little bit different, we fully anticipated mahomes having success here. And that was one thing that we outlined that we said, hey, this is going to happen, expect it. And you just look at mahomes and that quick passing game underneath. On 65% of mahomes drop backs, you release the ball. Within 2.3 seconds. And those throws averaged about 5.7 yards in terms of depth of target. And you rewind or Super Bowl preview, and it's like, sure, right? The eagles have the number one pass defense. But it was a really poor schedule. They had been beaten up on throws underneath. And we've seen the evolution of the chiefs and Patrick Mahomes with all the two high shell. They were seeing, right? And now all of a sudden they've matured a little bit and they had the 9th highest rate of throws one to 9 air yards this season. And you look at all mahomes throws in this game, 78% of them were within ten yards of the line of scrimmage. And it's just that maturity that willingness to take what you're given. You go back and look at all of the throws in 2.3 seconds, mahomes adjusted accuracy was over 90 4% averaged over 8 yards per pass attempt on those throws. So he was allowing guys to run after the catch. He was placing the ball perfectly. All of his touchdowns came on throes that averaged 2.34 seconds or less. So I think what's interesting is stylistically the way the eagles were playing defense. Mahomes was expected to complete 68% of his passes. He was 10% over that expectation. But being expected to complete nearly 69% of your throws, it tells you the offense had a good game plan. They were in the right play. They felt like they were in control of things. And the eagles weren't in the right defense. And because mahomes is the talent he is, he far out executed what was expected of him. And so that wasn't overly shocking to me. I think maybe, you know, and feel free to chime in here. I think had a different viewpoint of the eagles ability to get pressure compared to like 99% of the Talking Heads out. Well, no, I mean, you mentioned that and I didn't want to cut off your thoughts. So I'll jump in. I'll see if you hit on it, and then I'll ask a follow-up if need be, but go ahead, sorry about that. Yeah, I mean, we kind of, we saw some rogue numbers that opened that we talked about, right? You could have got 6 and a half under sacks. And it just wasn't widely available. There were some 6 out there by the time we recorded our podcast, it was 5 and a half juiced under. And so I was like, eh, I don't really want to get out of a beat up number and I don't really want this thing to fall 6 and have listeners lose and us win. But some of the sharpest problems are still going under 5 and a half on game day. And it just felt like there was some recency bias in full effect. There was like this failure to understand the eagles defense played poor competition and had those poor offenses in poor situations. It's like a lot easier to get pressure when you're up 28 to ten to start the third quarter of a regular season game against rookie quarterback. And all the Steelers can do is drop back and pass and you can kind of treat that depth. You have along the defensive line like a hockey rotation, but we just didn't think Kansas City was going to allow a ton of pressure here because of all the little things that they could do and all of the players that they have. I mean, mahomes had 31 drop backs in the game. Now, not a lot, volume wise, and that's something we can touch on here in a little bit, bright passing attempts was like 39 and a half. He literally only dropped back 31 times. He attempted 27 passes, took off ran four times. He was only under pressure on 7 of his 31 dropbacks, 22%. That was about 12% lower than the eagle's average this season. It was all the things that we discussed just adding up right quick short passes, read using motion forcing guys like sweat and Redick and Graham to think about run and contain the edge. The chief's online played extremely well. Andrew Wiley was fantastic relative to competition. That's probably the weak link on the line. They were motivated for two weeks here in about how they were going to be dominated and certainly like it's the Super Bowl. Can you get the decibel level above a hundred? But certainly they were a little bit more focused. They took that to heart and showed up very well in a one game setting and then mahomes. I think that was one thing we mentioned on the podcast correct me if we didn't because I don't want to be like past post guy. But I'm nearly certain we mentioned his innate ability to avoid sacks when pressured.
"eagles" Discussed on Patriots Beat
"Carry the ball 8 ten times in the game right? And I'm glad that they I think that reminders Stevenson is earning the trust the coaching staff to at least do that. So we're not putting and it's no no offense to Brandon Bolden who's reliable and a consistent plan for other reasons. But at least they have maybe a difference maker that they can now insert into the lineup. So they don't have to give those carries to brand and Bolden. Or they don't have to give those carries to get weird with it and put Johnny Smith in the backfield or something like that. They have a guy and reminder Stevenson that is a third a true third early down back that can sort of spell those guys if they do have to miss a few games. And finally Sony Michelle last year of his contract it's pretty clear to me that as long as reminders Stevenson's fumbling issues aren't a consistent problem that this is going to be Damien Harrison's and reminder Stevenson's backfield in 2022. Yeah yeah no it definitely feels like that and I just wonder if they give those cars to bold and over Stevenson. That's what they've done in the past. Great still. They might still especially if you get next week. Yeah but again you know he's good depth and if there was a guy and they've had some name traffic some running backs that turned into pretty good players right? James White Shane varies even Ridley. I'd like to think JR Edmond. I don't know that he qualifies but I'm a big fan of his. I don't remember a rookie running back. Looking this good significantly in the preseason. Obviously Roy Finch looked really good but I mean he was playing in the fourth quarter every game. So you write that off. But you know Stevenson was doing that last night second quarter third quarter against maybe not starters but against NFL players. So anyways run that run in the joint practices again starter level talent on the eagle side of the ball for the defense. So they clearly they started giving him carries with the starting offensive line earlier in the week. So they see it with reminders Stevenson to you. What about JJ Taylor because again great situation great situation means you have 6 running backs. I think it's also pretty clear that JJ Taylor has the ability the talent and we've always thought this. I know I kept them off my last projection. I took some flak for that last night. I've always thought that JJ Taylor was an NFL talent. This was never a question of what whether or not jiggy Taylor was talented enough to be in the NFL or to be on the roster. The problem was just 6 running backs is a very high number and it's hard to get all those hands on the team but last night move aside the bounce out outside was great as well. You saw the back door opened up and he bounced it out wide and I think he ended up running for 21 yards in that play..
"eagles" Discussed on Patriots Beat
"Following the Patriots as you can see right there at the bottom of the screen 35 to nothing shellacking shellacking of the Philadelphia Eagles and before we get into it Alex I'm just going to put this caveat on everything that we say over the next hour. I don't want to have to repeat ourselves over and over and over again. We will. Play the starters and they played the backups and these patriots were going up against two threes and fours. We know we know we know and if you join the stream late and you think that we're overrating the Patriots performance because it was against backups go back and watch the beginning of the show because we know it was against backups. That aside let's digest what we saw tomorrow night and kind of take in some of the things that I thought were important or telling and then some of the things that were maybe not so telling that we have to consider the level of competition. Can I can I just real quick add something that maybe goes on to your point? Yes. You rarely. Rarely see shutouts in the preseason. That's fair. That doesn't happen. So that kind of tells you that last night's game was not your typical preseason game. It was a good performance by the Patriots now. On Monday and Tuesday and joint Brad this is it did feel like the eagles had maybe a little bit more of the upper hand in the Patriots and that was starters on starters and more Fletcher Cox more Brandon Graham or Darius slay on the defensive side of the ball for the eagles. But with that being said the most important element to come out of last night was that bold quarterbacks looked extremely good in that game. And I think the main thing that you have to take away from Cam Newton's performance in particular was how connected how in rhythm and just how tied together his decisions and his mechanics and his throes and the whole sort of picture was for Cam Newton right? Because that is always consistently the issue that you have with you know what cam brings to the table is are his feet hips shoulders lining up with the throws that he is making down the field when they are. He's a very accurate quarterback down the field especially on the routes that he throws best dig around shallow crosses curls. Things like that when it's not that's when he tends to.
"eagles" Discussed on Patriots Beat
"Tune everybody Evan Lazar Alex barth patriots beat podcast here on this Wednesday afternoon. We apologize for the technical delays earlier just our streaming service was not working with us as well as it usually does but we're up and running now. We're going to take you through patriots eagles on Thursday night 7 30 p.m. kick-off Eastern Time of course..
"eagles" Discussed on Patriots Beat
"All this Eagles writers saying that that Eagles were saying this, they were watching two different practices from the ones that we were watching the page. The Patriots reporters are all on, in the group and in the stands. The Eagles reporters were mostly walking on the sidelines cuz you're allowed to do that here. And they must have been at a different practice than the both of us because I saw consistent fibbing from the Eagles. Beat reporters saying that the Eagles like this one. Fourteen straight Red Zone plays, which is just absolute BS. Like there was no doubt that never happened, right? That's just remotely, not true. And I just find that so weird. What white lie to the public? Like, why make up things, right? Because what people think we do that all the time. We we don't think we do. I think that's one of the biggest misconceptions. You're right, because to a degree. We don't care. Right? What? What happens? We did. She tell you what? We're seeing. We're just telling you what's happening. We're giving you almost play-by-play of what is going on out at these practices. And then we tell you, okay, Cam had a good day Mac had an okay day at the Interceptor. Yada yada yada, then you can make your own opinions out of that. Right? And for some reason the last couple of days out here. I know it's it's a stupid thing to talk about but last couple of days out here today, There was a ton of Lying by the Eagles beat the out here, talking about how the Patriots couldn't do anything, right? Didn't win a single rep. The last two days. There's a lot of this team is In a lot of ways were building and so I wonder if that has something to do with it is that they're trying to drum up some interest in the team. Some hype in the team talk about Jalen hurts. He had a great couple of practices. He looks really solid. He's a threat. He's somebody that's very difficult to contain. He they can do a lot of different types of schemes with him because of his legs and his running ability. So it's interesting to see what happens with this Eagles team moving forward. They definitely did have some strong practices out here today and yesterday had some good moments as well. But it's an interesting thing that you just make up lies about what you're seeing on at practice. Yeah. I mean, I can't explain it. I don't do it. I mean, everybody look, everybody has their own internal biases, right? And I know sometimes, maybe, I've praised the Tweet or phrase to report, you know, I go back and I watch, I was like, oh, why did I say that? Like that? But right. Yeah, it's I'm not, I've never made anything of I've never, you know, if I say so-and-so caught this, many passengers. As many passes. If they didn't score for this many straight plays, they did score for this many straight place. I may try to you know put context in it. I may be like, hey, you know, they didn't score for fourteen straight plays but then on the news like Patriots then scored three straight touchdowns like a throw that context in there but right it's Philly man. I feel it's an interesting tab. I'm not going to I'm not going to say say my piece on people from Philly, but now many of their we can we can save that for an offseason podcast. Yeah. I am definitely stalling right now to see if we get this roster. I can tell every sign off. I don't think we're going to get it which is weird because they had to I had to happen by 4:00. So at this point all these other teams are coming out typical Patriots fashion to hold on to this one. Like we said, does feel like an IR move or Reserve Act up to reserve pop type of move on the horizon here.
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"The Eagles. Next rep, Shaq Mason Bruce Fletcher Cox Shaq. Mason shuts down Fletcher, Cox, really good rep for Shaq. Mason Justin, her on how long you good reps in one-on-ones as well. Mike on, when do you want to one added two reps? So a much better day, I would say when we saw very limited, small sample granted, but in the one-on-ones, the Offensive line looks much better than it did yesterday. And then later in practice, Eleven on eleven goal-line work. The Patriots were walking the ball in the end zone at times. Running the football with reminder, since cord wants Brandon, Bolden scored once. So, they were easily getting displacement moving guys off the line of scrimmage and those Eleven on eleven. So seemed like carbon Priscilla. Said something offensive line about yesterday's performance, obviously disappointing to get your quarterbacks pressured as much as they were in practice on Monday. So, they came out today again. Small sample, wasn't a ton of reps, but they were able to go out there and have a much better day. Yeah, in that certain again, and I talked about this yesterday. I think that there is just cuz the Eagles offensive line struggled yesterday, too. I think that there's some just you work against the same guys for three weeks and then suddenly seemed to adjust, even subconsciously, you know, you're not you're supposed to act like, you don't know what plays coming you're supposed to act like you don't know what moves are coming, but you're going to do it. Anyway, we all looked at the screen when we were playing split-screen,. You're split screen Halo when we were in middle school, right? We said we weren't we try, not to, but we did. I think you just had to get used to seeing a different opponent. I honestly think that was a big part of it and for the quarterbacks with the struggles yesterday. Do you get a lot of? It was just the defense had the advantage in that sort of circumstance. So it was good to see him. See them adjust quickly and kind of bounced back today. Yeah you laugh. You were definitely a screen look or back home. No, I was not a screen where such a screen. Look. Wow. Absolutely is great. Wow, I'm offended. We're at 3:59 Alex. And the reason why I bring this up idea, actually wanted to bring Yeah, so I just looked on to see if anybody has broken the news, yet of what the last roster move is going to be for the patriots. The patriots currently have 86 players on their ninety-three, man roster, right? Cuz they don't have to cut it down to eighty-five until 4:00..
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"I'm not going to go off on Derek Barnett because I don't think he intended to do what he did but Derek Barnett, but let's chill out a little bit. Right? This is training camp. It's practice. Let's, let's keep the headhunting down to a minimum, right? Because they hate was borderline for sure. Right? Like like I said, in the game, it probably gets flagged. He might even get a call from the Commissioner's Office. A few days later with a little bit of a fine for that hit. It was definitely a lot,. So after that, I want to talk about the defense move over that side of the football, I will admit, like I said earlier, in the show. It was split up, a lot of practice offense on one field defense in the other fields, was off to see, absolutely everything but the things that I did deduct from the defense, which I'm going to watch a little bit closer. Tomorrow was Matt. Judon. First of all, top note here. Matt. Judon, is everything that page. Patriots, like about want in their outside linebackers, right? He is a complete system fit for them. He can rush the passer. He had a sack today in practice. He had that quarterback hit against Washington, he could drop off the coverage, the past break up against Washington that picked in seven-on-seven here today against the Eagles and practice. And then, of course, we get into, you know, being able to set the edge of the defense, right? And plan to run a, well. He checks every single box of things that matter that they want their outside linebackers to do, to me. It looks like an absolute home run of assigning so far we'll get we'll see what it looks like in the regular season obviously, but it looks like we're treading towards this. Being a great great signing by the Patriots. Yeah, and that covers thing. I mean it's with all the linebackers is kind of the cherry on top. I think all the linebackers have been great and coverage is summer. They've contributed they have a number of interceptions and that is the development. I wasn't expecting not that you know, they suck in coverage, but generally the paid, you know, these guys they brought in a more downhill run-stopping edge-setting linebackers when you have such a deep second. Patriots of add, you're not going to bring in coverage linebackers. It's just not roster building, right? So that these guys are contributing in the ways. They are has been fantastic. I do want to backtrack real quick though. Before we get too far in on the defense because I had Phil Perry on my podcast on 98.5 and you can check that out. Now, on 98.5, The Sports Hub..
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"The the the regular eagle had is fine. I don't think it's silly adad go. I'm actually unique in. It's like one of the the only low vote in the nfl. I wrote without once apostatized facing one way. That's facing left. Some people were trying to talk to me about how the daniels tire head faces last. Well that's not actually the real. The real logo is the beat. It's not the tire hip. I'm the eagles have as their primary logo. And it's also funny because yeah there's like the you can actually see the letter e in eagles logo like on the right side. I don't know are yes but like i don't want to give him that much credit even like it's fun it's a fun easter egg for fans. Those things that goes up on those facebook means pages like your anal- share that every third week of august because it blows up on old people facebook or something like that. That's like the most traffic traveling article on bleeding nation. Ever by the way. I did a lot of that. Probably stemmed from that article it it did. Yeah it was like people sharing. I remember like the at sites like stealing like ripping my image that i made like with a crappy. Ms pay like outright to do the just a highlight where the e is. He's the so obviously like ripped off for me that it was the people could have done it better but yeah so i think that's i guess i don't know where i was going to the point of that But i guess that you'd like the kelly. Green arrow logo bet did the entire eagle. Because that's really are there the eagles. It's an entire eagle. It's not just a burnett other teams have birds like the ravens in the falcons like the whole thing. So let's find or whatever. But i'm looking at the A west of eagles logo history on my phone. Okay so do you like eighty seven ninety five that eagle or like forty eight to sixty eight that eagle I'm talking about this at the standard any kind of kelly-green thing you have basically any all of the green hats. I have have the scene kind of tell you. Green eagle facing left holding a football in. It's one claw. i also actually have here. That has the white eagle on one. But obviously that's not as good until it greenness better. There's the one they were from sixty. Nine hundred. seventy. Two is a little to the hokey militaristic. I would say it conjures up some images of things. That probably shouldn't be controversial. Or oh i do. I typed it up and like the seventh image. That comes up. Is the clearly ms pain thing that you did. If you type in eagles logo i page and it's this one links to bgn not some rip off you for four phillies sports blog. or whatever. del mckissick in the chat here says ten we have an actual green not -til looking color. Yeah i mean that's one of my biggest things with midnight green. It's a neck. You didn't have to color is that that's what happened right. Nike didn't have that color swatch in their repertoire. So that was that doesn't make any sense though. That the uniqueness of it. I think that's why the puma and reebok era. It works a little bit better. I don't know people. Like the unique thing i dunno. It's dislike unique. Doesn't necessarily good. It's not like real. It's a real thing it's not like it's not even like truly green. It is like this. Like teal like aquamarine. Whatever kind of like color depending on the lighting and everything. Yeah that's a big reason. Why at kelly green is so simple because you look at that color like i think maybe thinking about it this way. Take a random group of one hundred people kind of like family feud style and like show him. The eagles jersey in like how many people out of those hundred are definitely in the say like green for that color. I tell you it's not like a hundred hundred whereas we do. That was highly green. Everyone big greek. That simple one time. It mrs obviously more personal touch here. I was sitting on my step as a kid. I was wearing a kelly green jersey. I believe it was wilder montgomery killing time before the eagles started on a sunday or something and someone is walking down the street. I think he was my neighbor. But like not my next door neighbor. You live further down the block. And he's like is that a judge jersey notes as you first of all. Why would you think if the jets jersey when you're in philadelphia but second that speaks to it. The lack of uniqueness and a jersey color that probably is a little bit more prominent and again. That's very specific. one off. Tell what had happened at a young age for me. That kind of thought that. Oh these are the same as the jets. No i mean. That's definitely a fair point. I mean they're they're more similar. Of course like. I do think they are definitely different. I definitely do anything reality. It's more ten to the jets have gone by era to anyway. The mark gastineau era of the edens. Yeah because they have like the jets of the darker green going on. Its own a parallel. What the jets. I guess is more similar. The eagles current green. Than telling i feel like their jerseys like heavy on white too. I just feel like. I associate that with probably green just about shelly. Green not much about like the white accents like it is the jets. How would you split up the jerseys. You asked me if there. They had four jerseys. Yeah had three times to wear alternates. What is your split. So i was trying to think about this. I was like thinking hard about. This is very important hypothetical. I think so. Yeah we're assuming four yes so it's the midnight green Top white top. Blacktop and kelly greentop would just go by topsy. Mix them that's the panthers where applicable Think i was trying to think. I think between like i'm thinking about to like doing two for one and then one for the other. Obviously that's the flip that makes sense. If you're doing math by near.
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"No that was the last great neck foles drive at as eagles fans to see him. Go no catherine cool down the field and lead them to touch golden tate complete f. An idiot runs the wrong play but still falls. Finding for touchdown was when The defense has pretty well thursdays. Pretty well would trayvon gets a little touch on the ball off of that. Cody parkey the double joying. Trayvon hamster quincy alley the best to ever play a game in chicago. Have number six two thousand seventeen divisional round game at home against the atlanta falcons early on the game miserable absolutely miserable game. It's really cold. Those play really well in the cold scenes. Couldn't get anything going offensively and then towards the end of the second quarter. We have full stores in absolute dump that hits off falcon safety kiana. Neal's knee torrey. Smith catches it for this huge i down. The time's running out. Eagles get a first next past. Alshon jeffery jake. Geller able to kick a fifty three yard field though the cut the fountains leave from ten to nine fm. And guess. What the falcons didn't score another single point after them. The eagles go down in the fourth. They march in the field. Good touchdown the don't get the two-point conversion are up fifteen and ten and then we have that iconic one of the best moments of that superbowl season that goal line. Stand against the falcons right down. There i was i was at the game was the opposite end zone aware i was at a jalen. Mills comes up clutch. People say oh play on. Jail knows that a lot on that play credit. The jalen mos- right there. Yeah wants to. Julio jones hands kind of but god to give him credit for that and one of my favorite moments ever at the lincoln running up and down the stairs jumping on people i know on my friends high five everyone one of those moments that will last forever in my minds and we are on onto number five forty four to six feeling. Everyone knows forty four to six. How much is there to really talk about at this point Brian dawkins last game in philadelphia. As last game has an eagle and philadelphia. They just absolutely trounced douse. You're loyal listener to this. Podcast lessons me during dallas week for the last couple of seasons. You know how much i have this fervor and hatred for the cowboys. I'm getting worked up and sweaty. You're watching on youtube. you can see. Just talking about it absolute thrashing all time game. What more could you want in life than to beat the absolute crap out of the cowboys and make the playoffs and make them go home winner. Take all type game. Whoever wins whoever loses going klaus not the enclosure so this game is a really personal one for me. I'm sure one being most playbills top twenty but it's the first eagles game that i ever remember watching myself. It's again seven years old going on eight years old. i guess week sixteen. Two thousand one. The eagles clinch the nfc east title for the first time since nineteen eighty eight. that game. they're nine and five going in that game against the seven seven giants team david akers heads aid essentially game winning field with just seven seconds left. I watched it on. Tv freaking out. Go nuts maybe. I was going nuts the week before. But i don't remember i remember that game in my head. It's when seven years old. I getting concrete memories. I remember that one so vividly because they clinched the division because they made the playoffs. I think that was what sparked out in no one of those you know domino effects if it wasn't for that game that wasn't for me remembering that game. I'm not doing this podcast right now. Maybe i'm not such an eagles not in freak so credit to that last play the game. Oh my gosh. So kerry collins. They run a hook and ladder to the giants. Do they have. What is it a fourteen yard pass to tiki barber. He laterals it to ron dixon. Who runs sixty two yards down the field. I'm like oh my god school. they're going gonna. They're going to score. The eagles just blew they will just blow it in damon. More tack malik. The two yard line preserves the when everyone threes a sigh of relief. Probably maters the f. bombs under their breath the entire time. Eagles go on and win and they made. Nfc playoffs as the champion. And they gonna make nfc championship game for the first time since nineteen eighty great season. My first real season hasn't eagles fan number three. We have miracle at the new meadowlands. I've talked of this lot. Did an entire podcasts. Essentially nineteen about this in specifically might have done one even last year because it was the ten year anniversary. Probably read an article about it on the bgn mud site but we all know the story trailing thirty one minutes and with seventeen seconds left eagles go on this outrageous comeback. They going to feel. Michael vick is local most electric player and the history of the nfl. During that ron touchdowns brent sell to germany mac on all these things that have an unbelievable onsite hick from david. Akers that raleigh cooper recovers and then the moment. We all remember so vividly. Sean jackson's ethic incredible. Electric juice filled a running out of adjectives. Year party. turnoff. Matt dodge math dodge. Why would you punch. And that's what's tom coffin. Still wondering he was screaming on after the game. Why would you pundits. Sean jackson number jones back there. He's he's hiding himself up. He's hyphen himself. You know i'm watching the liver. My dad and my dog were screaming. Like you better do better take this back. Let's doing and we all scream and the dogs barking you know. Having a classic good time and you know a comeback that israelis he never one of the greatest plays single plays an nfl history and a walk off punt return after that epic comeback against the division rival on the road. After like we doing that. Multiple times against the giants in the meadowlands giants might have more super bowls than eagles eagles. Own the giants. We have number two number one. I'm you could figure out a disappoint. What the top. Two games are top. Two games i'm going to have them in an order. Unlike i'm sure ninety five percent of people and we'll talk about them simultaneously because they're on our twine right have numbered super bowl. Fifty two number one had the two thousand seventeen. Nfc championship game now. You're thinking shameless..
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"Thousand three divisional round at home against the green bay. Packers fredericks comes in clutch. The you know one of the biggest catches a maybe one of the few catches he's ever made but certainly the biggest again a gutsy thorough by mcnabb and a double coverage and for pixel that i am the eagles go cup of clutch performances. David akers eggers ties up. Eagles go to overtime brett farve. Who's might be like one of the most overrated players of all time firs that absolute doc up in the air in overtime as if he was playing street football on fourth. Down your throw up. You can throw a hail mary. And wherever the ball lands. That counts punters. That's what it looked like dawkins fixed off. You'll go down the field acres another kick eagles when i think we forget because of how will we work for. David akers for nearly a decade or about a decade that. You can't take kicking for granted he was clark. She was automatic. He was amazing as an eagle and showing people should respect our notes. It's weird with a kicker but again a younger generation. Now we have jake elliott who again twenty seventeen tonnes success. But he's been up and down since then to know when kickers are doing well. You know you're lucky to have that. Because it's such a flimsy position number twelve. I have thursday football and twenty seventeen to eagles on the road down in carolina. They go in there. Carolina was still hype cam newton at won the mvp two years prior they had made the superbowl two years prior and that game obviously thursday. Football's on a national audience. Net felt the first time. Eagles were sending a message to the rest of the league. The put them on notice that this was a super bowl contender and that's the first game that year. After that thought man. This team could really make a run. They could go in the super bowl. They could win the super bowl. Doug peterson was super aggressive. That can go on fourth down going for two point versus michael hendricks and nigel brandon. Play the two of the best games ever seen. Eagles linebackers play fantastic game and as a game. It was awesome number eleven. We have two thousand four week. One against the giants at home at lincoln financial field. Terrell owens first game as filled up eat was goes offer eight catches sixty eight yards and three touchdowns doing all his dances. In the end zone he was the prince that was promised coming year. The first great skill position players i rate wide our say they had brian westbrook but they had a hall of fame talent at wide receiver for the first time during the any reading don mcnabb era and we thought that was gonna be again the beginning of this. Oh my god. We're going to win the super bowl this year. It was that feeling automatically. One obviously is one of the best seasons in eagles history but they come up short in this your bow but i will say te'o played as injured as he was played absolutely incredible in that super bowl halfway point. We're at number ten snowball two thousand thirteen crazy atmosphere that game. I didn't go to that game in a season ticket holder. i couldn't go Had like a paper in greek history class. That was like way. Redoing extension was due the next day. So i won't go to the game like stay at home and like try to work on it while watching the obviously don't do the paper at all watch the game and up during the paper and finishing at like four o'clock in the morning and getting like i don't know like a b. plus or something pulling it out of my i don't know i don't know curses i conceal here. Sometimes anyway you there's couple iconic images that game is shawn mccoy job up in the snow you that the game sealing play were brent south is slotting through the snow just one of those Gonna flash ballgame where everyone remembers where they were for that game iconic show before we had the best rushing performance near the best performed by skill position player in eagles. History that day just absolutely incredible. Electric had so much juice. Harvey wanna say. Get one of those games. That should be rethought my god. It's like a team of desi. This thing is going to do with. This is the beginning of this next grade. Eagles erin again. Didn't end up being that. You can't forget how awesome and how important felt in that specific mobile number nine. This might be a little bit lower than most people. And i understand you have it higher but just again this is a personal ranking doesn't for nfc championship game. The eagles get that devil off the back. They had lost in the nfc championship game. The three years prior the home. They beat the falcons. They go to the super bowl for the first time since nineteen eighty. I remember don mcnabb's holding up nfc championship and its champion trophy. That had adele filled up. The big polar that was hanging up on my bedroom wall was up there for years knows a huge snowstorm in philly the day before out there playing touch football my friends in the snow diving everywhere airplane toplitz now who knows but having a blast and it's actually see them for the first time. Megan that super bowl was just unbelievable. Man on unbelievable. What i dream in my whole life and then you know they don't win that game and they because they don't win this your bullets a little lower my list. But i don't know my list. I don't care number eight. We have the monday night massacre and twenty ten at washington. I play eighty eight yard. Play action bomb from michael. Vick to sean jackson. They go up. What with less than ten seconds in to the second quarter up thirty five not just absolutely trashed and mcnabb was the quarterback for washington which made a lot of funny moments. That was his first season out of philadelphia. Dozen nine was his last season as an eagle Just completely demolished demolish them. And i don't know the next time. The eagles are gonna play a washington. Monday night football. They played them Like i was saying in. Was that that first. Chip kelly game was my knife up all night up all The houdini game with wins and twenty seventeen against washington. That's game. I could have one year but i don't have it You know that was a my night football game so next time. Eagles washington monday football. Something crazy happened in the usa routing number said and we have a double joint game a high pressure environment eagles on the road. There on this magical. Ron they pull off this this upset win and you think again they'd be. Oh my god we going to do this. The double joint. No one of the most iconic things that live on and philadelphia lure full of eagles lore mythology. Not now everyone say al. Michaels has that great call..
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"So far from an pulled on. Watch a juice a nice to meet you. A few questions were taken saw. I guess i'll reverse corsair little bit. How does playing for jack harbaugh. How did he influence you as a coach Having played for him back in college so yeah great question. You know coach harbaugh. Harbaugh family have been very fortunate to like you said you know. Play with him for him. Western a very Passionate man that Was was all football. Loved loved loved the game. Love people And you know he as well as a number of coaches in this as a player the teachers and the coaches in your life you you learn from an and he's just one of those that you know at that point in college where you're developing into a man. You know that it's not just football that it's that's life and things of of how he went about it He was hard on you. He was he got after. You've pretty pretty good. And and i responded to that you know. I grew up as a coach's son. You know my my dad was a coach. And so that's what i knew and it was. Just you know the next step of that. But but kuchar ball just the passion and how he coats and how he taught and how he cared about his person Of how it's not just football and and those things and then just that continued relationship. You know with him. You know even with john with gem of having a great opportunity to spend time with them you know throughout my coaching career. You know and continue to stay in touch with those guys. It's been great. All that berman digestion. When when dallas came out of college you obviously watch tae bonner did. Did you anticipate he would be this. Good of an in line blocker when he got to the next level. And how important is that aspect of his play to this offense. As far as we can do to a running game particularly with a running with a quarterback that can run i. I think they did a good job just in. It's been a while since looking at it. But you know coming out of out of south dakota state He lined up everywhere and did a lot of different things. And i think is is this position. you're trying to find. There's so many things there's so many specialized guys in so many different ways that the positions used and trying to accentuate the talents of every guy to to to to be the best blocker route runner receiver all of those things and just looking at at at how he's continued to grow in all areas. I don't think it's just the running game. But i think it's just you know how he's grown in all aspects of his game and just continues to make those steps and it's been great. You know like. I said this offseason. You know it's different in regards to. He's learning a new system again. There's a lot of similarities going over but it it's been great to be able to get in and take those things that he's done in the run game and build upon the good and then find some of those things you know. None of us are perfect in this and looking back at the film of being able to find some of those nuggets of you know whether it's combination blocks or some different things that you look at where we can go in the film room and look at those you know and you can ask the questions of. Hey what were you doing here. You know he's trying to find out as much about me. As i am him and in some of the things that they were that they were doing how they were coach to do it and then taken those new coaching and being able to go out on the field working with the tackles working with with the other tight ends in combination blocks And just to see from the first day that we were able to get out there on the field to what day nine you know was it was like it's been good to see that But he's continued to grow in all those areas in. I don't think it's just in the run game but but In all areas of the game in hopefully continues to do the same obstacle. Jeff marsha adjacent nice to meet you. I guess regardless of what happens with zach Behind taoist on the depth chart from the outside looking in. There's there's very little established experience right there. There are few players who played in the league. Are you comfortable with the depth on your roster behind dallas. I think that's what this time of the years. You know who the guys that are in there doing a great job. They're they're working hard. You know to to learn the system and and look we're a long ways away from training camp where a long ways away from that from the start of the season The time that we've been able to spend thus far in what what what all those guys in the room do from now until we get a chance to come back to training camp And and look. The off seasons have been modified slightly of how we're doing things to. We're really when we get in pads. That's where we'll get a true chance to evaluate these guys Everyone in the room to see. See who's gonna make those strides It's all about you know finding roles and finding what guys do best. And and and there's there's guys in the room they're working really hard and making strides right now now. We just got to take that next step in training camp and find out you know how those guys play out. How how it all plays out. You know not only in my position. But but across the offense and the team all jocelyn brandon jason. Two part question for doing this. One piggybacking stacks question about the younger tight ends. What were your impressions of a jack jacksonville after the ot as you guys had and to kind of along those lines. How did you and the culture organization last year. No about noah. Tokai after after the eagles had put him on waivers and you guys claimed him. Yeah jack just like all the guys. Jack's done a good job Really liked the style of play the that he had a nebraska. You know You go back and you look at his senior year. He dealt with some injuries there and then going back to the previous year of really looking at his junior and senior film as a whole Just the whole body of work of strong handed guy that caught the ball. well Played in all phases of the game as a blocker as protector. And just you know. Some of the skill sets that he was able to nebraska to be able to. You know hopefully continue to develop the next level and and you know to be able to see those The interviews were all positive with him. Having a chance to speak. Football had good football understanding. And you know love the game you could tell us a competitive guy that the competition part of things in how he went about it and just the passion that he had forward All were all positive In regards to that evaluation process in terms of of noah You know he's. He's with colds when he came into Deal the way. The whole process goes with the personnel department. You know they they came to me and you know in terms of evaluating players like they do common and Fortunately you know he was. He was available and we looked at him evaluated and took a chance and he ended up coming there early right after training camp there. We have time for one more. So we'll end a here with brandon and then get.
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"You know he was a guy coming out in the draft that that i actually went to his pro day and worked him out and met with them and watched all this tape. So i knew a lot of a lot about the young man to be honest with you from his college days and and all that stuff again the chance to work with them and meet with them in that so i had a little bit of understanding of who he was as a player like like i mentioned before then i went in and just looked at all the things that he had done why he's been in the nfl and that's part of you know helping him become a better player one percent and and really what i always find is. There's not a whole lot of wholesale things that you're trying to do differently with the player but it's just been out identify one little thing. Maybe it's just his toe point on a outside zone. Maybe it's just his shoulder level when he's running inside zone and just some of those little things. But i think we all know we've seen flashes that houses has got some good ability to them. I can't wait to to work with them. And see him grow even more and get them to hopefully to another level. I think that's that's my job as a coach to take what he brings to the table and help him improve on those things. All paul that much and jamal nice to meet you i wanted to ask about we had aaron moorehead on earlier today. And he talked about the use and you know the depth of that wide receiver room. I mean you see the same thing when you look at your running back and said that guys are going to be fighting their butts offered jobs. Is that a similar situation. Thinking you're in. You're running back room. I think you have to have that. You have to have healthy competition in a room. And i think it really just makes players rise to the best they can be and i do. I do see some competitiveness in a room. I do see some competition when you look at the the makeup of our room for miles to boston to jordan to now carry on now kenny gain will to huntley to elijah. I mean it's. It's a great room for that. I enjoy the room. I enjoy working with the guys guys that that. Wanna be pros and want to be the best they can possibly be. And at the end of the day. That that's how you want your roster be built with guys that are fighting for for position and know that they have to compete and know that they have to perform so yeah. I would agree with that that we're definitely a position. Where hey we got some competition going on. And i think that's good men's berman. Yeah jamal hey a non evils question your air force grad. Your dad was an air force. Sergeant i wanted to get your thoughts on the navy turning down. Cameron can lease a request to delay his commission and play in the nfl. Any thoughts on what. I think you kind of just said it. I'm an air force guy. You know so. Really what what the naval the navy decided to do. Have a whole. I don't know a whole lot of the background of kind of some of the things with the navy. I don't know what the reasonings were for that decision So to be honest with you if if is more of an air force question i might have a better answer for you but for for the navy. I guess they've got to do what's best for them. But not really something. That i know a whole lot about. Go ahead zach and jimmy kamsky tomorrow. Nice to meet you. You had joe mix in two years ago at at two hundred seventy plus carries. You've also had backfield's where it's kind of been split. What's your approach there. Do you wanna have that that quote unquote featured running back or or do you want to have a rotation in the backfield. I think it all depends on your room. And i think there are very specific skill sets that you need in your room you know you need a first down first and second down runner with that really elite ability you need a guy that can pass protect on third down and be short yardage you need another aback that can run routes and you can put them on empty and do those type of things so it's really a combination of that. I think the days of a true. Hey he's an every down back. I think that word is a little skewed these days because of the speed because of the contact because of it's a tough. It's a tough position to play. When you look at how many hits you can take in that so your room. The way i look at an. Nfl room has to have all those abilities now. How many guys it takes to get those abilities. That's where the differences could be two guys that you can get all those skill sets that you need could be three guys that you all those skill sets you need. But you've got to have some of those basic things in order to really. I think have a good position room in a position group. Now how that plays out. Just all depends. You may have two guys that are similar and maybe they split carries. You may have a guy that hey he's more capable of doing the past game stuff and that's kinda what he does but i think more more more each year you're going to see multiple backfield's multiple people in the backfield because of just the toughness of the position in what it requires jimmy and the knicks. Zero jamal Getting back to miles for a minute. He was good as a rookie in pass protection in as a receiver and those are two areas. Were things probably fair to say. Struggled a little bit in the second year the past. He's always been pretty accountable for shortcomings. Are you seeing that with him this year in those two areas in. What does he have to do to get better on passing downs in as i mentioned before kind of when i come into a room and look at the things that they do another thing that i also come in is. I make sure that each and every player knows. They've got a clean slate. What they've done in the past really doesn't matter to me as much as what they're gonna do in the future so it's more about helping those guys develop it not taking any negative things from the past or even positive things. I want us to be in a position. Where hey we build a foundation each and every day of who we're going to be what type of players were going to be. And i think for some guys it it gives them a little for okay. You know what last year was last year. And there's a lot of things that i can do this year things that i can control. We can't control what's happened in the past but we can definitely help what's going on in the future so working with him he he does. He has a skill set. That has a lot of abilities to it and again working on each one of those abilities with from his route running to his pass catching to his running the football. All those things that really at the end of the day you're gonna work a whole year backswing so i'm excited to see what it's been fun working with them. So far We haven't had a whole lot of time so there's a lot more things that i look forward to working with him on and we'll get point here. Will we get closer to the season of really known. Okay who is miles in twenty twenty one.
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"And he's i mean he's just as smooth as they come. He's done it for a really long time so he understands exactly you know what the goal is what he's trying to accomplish How he can. He can continue to improve and put us in a position to be successful. So it's been a pleasure to To get out there and and be on the grass with jamal when you enter a new running back room as as the as a position coach what are you try to establish amongst players who have had a guy essentially in there for really long time who has a lot of respect room. You know one of the things that i always do. It doesn't matter what where am at. What city what room is is i. Just start with their tape. And i truly go through each. And every one of their carries or receptions they're pass blocking and what i try to come up with is just look at some things of. How can i help them. Get better and really. That's what i present to each of the players when we meet is hey. These are some things that i've seen on tape. These are things that i love. I think you do awesome. These are some things that i think i can help you improve on and i think that's part about nfl players when they see that you can help them get better. That's what's important so you. Earning their respect earning their trust and just showing that i have a knowledge of the game and at the end of the day i can help them become better players. What do you think can gain will need super honesty interesting though. Well kenny's is rookie. So kenny's probably got a whole list of things that we can talk about that. He needs to improve on but he's coming in working and we've had limited time with them and he's had a few practices that he's going in there. But i think a lot of times for the rookies. It's just how to be a professional athlete. How to be a pro and understanding what that means on a day to day basis whether it's from nutrition to how you work out to how you study to how you take notes so that's always the foundation that i tried to build with those young guys just really teaching them how to become professional date and then john mcmahan jamal. You have that assistant head coach title a as well. What does that mean to you. And how does that work in practice. Really out of the gate with with a new staff a new position new position coaches that room. My main job right now is is learning the offense installing it with our players and getting them ready you know and i think part of it is. There'll be things that nick comes and talks to me about and bounces off of me whether it's ideas of something. He's trying to do or something he wants to do. Think i have a little bit of a very background. So i've got some some understanding things of maybe beyond football but that really that's it. It's just being a sounding board from there but at the end of the day. It's it's making sure that as a running backs coach here that my room and those guys are ready to play. When sunday comes around. I john and jeff mclean a jamal So can you take us back a little bit. And when you got the job How how that gained about. How you nick out together and kind of explain that part of the process. I've always said this about the job opportunities. And i think they come around when you do the job you currently have to the best of your ability and i. It's not something. I haven't been a guy that goes outlooks for jobs. I'm really focused on trying to be the best guy whatever position. i'm in at that time. And i think part of the reason this opportunity even came up was we did have some crossover. I was with the colts for two years right before. Actually nick and the crew came in so there was scouts on staff. That were still there that that new of me and knew of my work actually scout here that zone staff as well so really the information kind of came my way. Hey the philadelphia. Eagles might be giving you a call and it wasn't something that i was researching and trying to get involved with but then the opportunity presented itself and i did my research to you know. I knew some guys that the colts and i called and asked abou about nick and some of the other guys that we're coming in just the more information that i got in the more interaction i had with nick and some of the other staff was like you know what this may be an opportunity to that that i don't wanna pass up and at the end of the day. We'll talk with my wife who it were. Were partnership in this and asked her to. Is this something that that maybe we should pursue. And she was all in. So that's really how came about just through. I think a little bit more about other people that i've worked with the that spoke highly of me to nick and ended up getting that call and and it kind of went from there. Jeff head kratz. Meet you I'm sure you've watched to share philadelphia film of miles sandra now that you've got him on grass. What are what are you chest of. What is your a is abilities and you know. He obviously a productive. I two years but what do you think he can do what you can help them. Do to. Kind of take his game to the next level. Now think which is which is always good in this league is with a guy that's few year just only been in it for a few years. I've actually had some time to do some major evaluation of them..
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"Your early Of galen and A completely i can not hear your question on staffel back your audience. Dan mullen said he was acumen. February setting a little bit surprised air. Maybe you thought this could add something. Where where are we here. Alley god okay. Dan said it was a little bit surprised when he heard that you are interviewing up here because of the fact that you had to head. Coaching interviews boise state and south carolina. You know you didn't really know a lot of people appear in the nfl before hawks. What kind of went into your decision to make this jump in and to coach to take an nfl job. Yeah i think that the biggest thing is is ultimately this is the highest level of football and I was excited for a new challenge. And i felt like at this point of my career and In terms of myself and my family it was a great decision to get a chance to make the jump to the highest level of football. And we're excited to be here brandon and then dates. Hey brian Jalen hurts rank towards the bottom of the league last year. a number of throwing accuracy metrics from coaching standpoint. Like what goes into trying to improve his efficiency. In that regard. I think the biggest thing in terms of accuracy is is obviously developing. Your fear is and making sure that everything's in concert with your target and having just a great understanding of what we're trying to accomplish as an offense you know i've been extremely pleased with how he's handled the installs both he and joe in terms of learning the offense in coming in fully prepared and and in putting us in a position to hit the ground running watts. We get the training camp or go to dave in mckerrow. Brian watching jalen from afar during his career. Now that you're working with him What did you learn about him as a player often on the field. Yes it's very interesting Because i've known for a really long time but you know this was actually my first time getting a chance to work with the moment. Grass and You know obviously everyone knows about his intangibles and what type of player and what type of person he is. But he's extremely cultural He wants to be a great player. he works extremely hard at his craft. He's very serious about becoming a great player. And it's been it's been a pleasure to be there on the grass with head neck and then we'll come back to jess brian..
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"And and what did you see In the way that he has kind navigated past that it's interesting. I don't think it had an impact on him on the field. I just think that he was reading it. And at some point the more stuff you read the worse off it is for you because there's a lot of people that don't know anything on social media and you know it's like the old coat like don't take it by You know don't listen to someone you'd never would take advice from and he's like kind of like you kind of had to reiterate that like who cares what people are saying right. I mean at the end of the day the people in this building the people in your circle those are the people that have your best interests at heart and You know in in in whether it affects your play whether it affects this or that. I like i said i don't think it affected his play. But just you know when when when you read that that stuff creeps into your head whether whether you want to or not. And he's young twenty one years old last year during the season. The guys a young guy. you know. He's he he wants to please. The fancy wants to please the coaches. He wants to please the team. And all those things at some point You know you gotta you gotta be playing for yourself and your team and that's the most important thing so that was kind of more the message like i said. I don't think it affected on that way. You know but like you said you start listening to to everything whether it's good or bad it can. It can affect you and that's not just jalen. That's every young player. They they wanna see their name in the in the on on social media and they kind of get off on that and again i i you know we all have eagles right. I mean that's just life. Y'all have an ego whether whether it's young players whether it's whether it's you guys with us we all want to be seen we all wanna be heard the all our opinion matters more than the next guy But in reality you know you do your job. The best variability in all takes care of itself. A war time for one more then. We'll get coached. Johnson ended here on john air kind of in that same vein with jj Maybe not as berkeley but do you think he put a little bit too much on himself. Obviously you're you're only with them for the second year but the growth there could be seen a similar sort of pay. I have i in in in j j j. caught some bad luck last year. You know he really did. And and You know jay jay. Jay was able to block out that noise last year which was great for him mentally you know and then he just caught the injury bug. It felt like every time he was doing good. He'd he'd get dinged up. He came back and got dinged up again. And then all of a sudden you look in the seasons. The season's over so you know it was. It was obviously. Jj will be the first one to tell you that that last year was not good and You know but jason a great place right now playing good ball. He had a good hit a good three weeks here with us. excited to see where where. Jj can put himself this year and again with with the guys we have with and hightower and and jj trav- g. and then obviously jalen and and davante. This is a good room and this is a young room. They're going to be fighting their but off roster spots this year. And i think that's the best part of this thing is. You're fighting for playing time. You're fighting for roster spots that brings.
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"Best commando out he's a stone cold killer this who i mean okay. It looks like we're going onto it but like apparently this guy has unlimited ammo on is invulnerable to grenades yes apparently when he grabs him reset suffused call of duty. I that that who wasting where. He's defending them in the in the room. And he's taking on like whole talion of german troops. I just felt like it just reminded me of like Shorts potter. yeah well like. He's standing there with machine gun imitating rambo Points racking up and he just keeps fired and then like i was waiting for Clint eastwood to grab chicken. The floor and fire from a bow and arrow or even. Just pick up a handful of bullets and just throw at the killed them all high score. That sequence is amazing. Because yeah it's the classic there's an entire battalion of germans with heavy machine-guns to that they're setting up unloading and hitting absolutely nothing and then him just like ducking out and getting down like ten at a time. It's incredible it's very star wars that. I'm glad you said that because that is the thing to get to. I go major stall was vibes from this film. You could totally see the george. Lucas probably would have been watching movies like this when he was coming up with the concepts of star wars. Absolutely you just think of like essentially in a new where you know hand and lucas fighting stormtroopers to try and get lay out of jail. Cell shooting down the corridor at them. I could see that scene. In those nazi. Troop is as stormtroopers Eastwood as handsome. Did you pick up that. They actually have a line that is repeated in both movies. I did not please repeat the lie. Okay so in the where. Eagles dare film When richard burton's in they're trying to get the radio stuff going and the the german soldiers all come in. Clint eastwood goes. We got company and star wars. It's at damn you know when han solo is. I believe it's on the death star win. Luke's trying to find laya In her cell and hans solo realizes the stormtroopers are coming. He yells luke we got company. Wow so it's very similar usage like you can say that that's kind of a generic line but the way it's used in both films is very very similar is not the line i thought you were gonna say. Oh thought use. The force is the one. I was thinking it was win over. One met darth vader in a new hope. And everyone walks up stuff eight and says a for your clothes. Oh classic of course. Why did i think of that. And.