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"fitz" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"He. He did not change the culture and its first ten years of ownership and the irony of that is. He took ownership of the capital so that he could get ownership of the wizards. That's what a lot of people. Don't understand ted's i love is basketball. Know he's a brooklyn guy loves basketball. I mean obviously. He's come to love hockey and he's you know they they got they got ovechkin. This is another conversation for another day because the truth is we've already had this conversation in previous days but every owner in this town gets an incredible break with dan snyder in this town as an owner because nobody nobody looks every art. Let me rephrase. Everybody looks like a superstar when place next snyder. And ted's not a superstar owner. He's not He's not a bad owner and he's a better owner than dan. I wanna make sure. I'm clear on that. But he's gotten a free pass and they won the stanley cup. And that's huge in. He's always had a product that's great for customers In terms of the live product. Fine this is. The nba thing has been a disaster too much so and the fact that he was in there watching film with wes. Unseld junior doesn't really Make me Like confident But i am confident. In tommy sheppard. I think tommy really knows ball you know. He didn't say what film they were watching. They could have been watching. The godfather could've aj basketball film. Yeah i'll tell you. What though if you tommy did tell me so i told you i'd we've a couple of things in from the conversation. Let me just real quickly mention. They interviewed eighteen. Candidates initially eighteen all by zoom. And then they started to bring in. You know the people that they liked for for live meetings they did not interview. Becky hammon And they did interview other female candidates but he wouldn't tell me who they were so they What else was you know. I think i tend to think that becky haven't started be next head coach for the. I think that's probably right. I think that makes sense. Yeah i think that's that's what's going to happen there. And for all the people they interviewed there were eight. Nba coaching vacancies. At the end of the season west. Got the last job that was open. Yea i asked him i said. Did you ever feel like by. You know this deliberative process this lengthy process that you could potentially lose you. Know he said no that are canada pull was so deep we were gonna get. You know he was. He was our guy i said. When did you really realize it thinking that might say pretty much. The first time we met him well. Why didn't you just hire right away then. He said they really came to conclusion. That was you know on saturday. That west junior was the guy. I don't know anything about west junior as a coach. He's apparently a very good tactician defensively for malone's teams in denver. He was the defensive guy. They improved significantly on defense when he took that over You know they denver's got better players than the wizards have to. Let's not forget that you know they've got. I wish him all the luck in the world from from everything i've heard about him look You know it's it's amazing. Because his father was a rival of the teams that i rooted for chicks and yet you loved him and i loved west. Love them and not just the way. That's the way he played but his whole demeanor. You know. I mean his. His work ethic was what's legendary. So i wish nothing but good things for west junior. Oh me to a me too. I mean i certainly remember wes. Unseld in i remember those bullets teams so fondly and went to so many of those games and west was basically as a player. He was the bad ass in the nba. He may have been the most feared man in the nba. If maurice lucas wasn't would you say that that is right. The two of them pretty accurate and pretty accurate but it wasn't because he was demonstrative or because he was dirty he set the m- he set the most physical pick he was the most physical player and there was just a calmness about him as he played to a great freight player. I i don't wanna get into this. But i still think. Elvin hayes is probably the greatest player in franchise history. But i think wesson sells the all time face of the franchise if ape. Poland isn't Okay let's get to this ryan fitzpatrick stuff right after these.
"fitz" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"This. I've got it goes down the road here and say this is why god is so popular among athletes. Because he explains the unexplainable. I mean athletes need to though i worked so hard. I did everything i had to. I weren't nobody out. Worked and i still didn't win. There's gotta be a reason you know so you can't out work. It's not always just a matter of at work in the other guy and To be honest i you. You're gonna read my call right. Of course you say. With the proper level contrite. I might to point out that i know i know you sent it to me and i when you said it. I'm like oh dammit. I forgot to read it sir. Okay you you drastic correctly right there. I literally read it right now is sitting here. That's how easily consumable your columns are. Well it's interesting. Because i talked to matt williams Who was the pr guy for the wizards and bullets for years. And who was very close city on sell family About west junior and cause less junior intern for him in the pr department. Many years ago Before he's you know when wound up being an assistant coach and one of the things matt williams pointed out and you heard this in the washington post story by michael. Talk to people who had worked with wes. As assistant coach was his work ethic. So i mean it is a common theme with west on celts. Senior is i mean. it's work ethic. I mean that's probably legitimate and you know people have different ideas of how hard you should work and south but but to to basically say the coach that you know that you just pay thirty. Five million dollars with didn't work hard enough. You're right isn't it. i even on you. Yeah i everything that i've heard about. West sunsilk juniors incredibly positive okays. But you know i'll i'll i'll net it out first of all while i liked scott brooks personally in every body that got to know him did You know a lot of the same stuff that i said about him at oklahoma city. I said over the last few years i just. It's not a coach. That has no plan offensively or defensively when the games on the line or when the game slows down and you see a team that's totally unstructured in relies just on players to make plays. I can't stand that it's just not my cup of tea. I don't like the teams that are near the top of the league in ice. Oh ball especially when you don't have like kevin durant and james harden as right so players so I you know. I've never thought scott brooks was a great coach. I think that his strength was you know being a guide that players sort of liked playing for because he wasn't that demanding. Probably more than anything else you know there were things that i thought scott brooks did. Well i thought always they had something coming out of a time out that was planned and a little bit more structured and they executed a lot. But you know The that team this year for people to get all excited about this team that made the postseason you know when you saw that series against philadelphian. Joel embiid doesn't even play in the fifth and deciding game and they get their ask kicked. They're so far away from a title. They're two years away from being two years away from title. Tommy that old saying and the the only thing that changes that is a superstar top five player and we've seen that in the nba over and over again. If you don't have an obvious top five player you're not going to win the nba championship last name. To do it was the two thousand four pistons and maybe late tonight You know we will see another top five player when a title because jaanus is a top five player in the league and the wizards don't have one they don't have one that they don't even have a guy that's close bradley. Beal close to top five. He's top fifteen ish you know if you wanna push him close to ten do it. I'm not I i mentioned this yesterday on the radio show. I don't think i did on the podcast. Damian lillard once you know there was this report last week which he refuted but for a moment there. Was you know it was out there that he wanted to be traded now a he doesn't want to get traded here because for whatever reason nobody wants to get traded here. But it's like when kawhi leonard became available. Tommy you know via trade before the one year. And i said i would trade the entire franchise for leonard and i was serious about it. If damian lillard available i would essentially trade everybody but beal. And i'd like to keep hot chamara as well and gathered but i would take russell westbrook and the next three years of every draft choice. I have and a couple of other players and throw it together. And send it to portland for damian lillard because lillard and beal you still don't have a top five player. But then with hot shimmer. He continues to develop. You have a team that could be a legitimate top four kind of a team in and look tom. Shepherd said this to me this morning. Because i said look bottom line is right. Your nba coaches just can influence the outcome like the players can and he said no. It's a players league but if you have good players a good coach can take you from that. You know forty eight to fifty five or from that fifty. Three to sixty wins a year and put you in the mix with a really good coach God i would love. I would love to see damian lillard here and and you know what that would take a lot of pressure off. Beal is well not that. he doesn't need. He doesn't excel with some of the pressure the scoring pressure. I think he's done great with that. But whatever reason washington's never place tommy. Anybody wants.
"fitz" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"Them and then you put this right next to your phone. So it's there's a connection and then it they take fifteen minutes to attach that to you. Get the result and they literally do a countdown and then at the end of fifteen minutes negative pasta and fifteen minutes. You're pregnant All right well. The thing was a lot like that complex. You're i'm glad you are not You know the good news of course if you you know if you've been fully vaccinated is that even if you get co vid the chances of getting severely ill or even dashed from the odds which were long shot you know before you're fully vaccinated. I forget we did talk about bradley. Beal in the olympics right. We've already talked together about how. How dummy is he. You know stupid enough to play for to watch football team. Yeah i mean. It's one of the i asked tom sheppard. I said you know. How's brad doing and he said he's doing great. No symptoms you know. That's that's great news. And i just said i asked him i said was he vaccinated or not i. Obviously i think we all know. He wasn't vaccinated. But i didn't think he'd answered the question and he didn't It's a privacy thing. But it's still amazing to me and i said this to you last week that they went down the path of putting an unvaccinated player on this team. It's he thought the only want. Well it's stupid because it could cost them. You know it's the same conversation. There are a lot of. I've read about who are competing over in japan. We're going to compete in your pants. Let's not speak too soon We're going to compete in japan. Who say they haven't been vaccinated. 'cause they worried that they're they're logic was side effects on the vaccination could mess them up. Well they posted a it messing up. Covert.
"fitz" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"Get over it. It's it's it's really not the worst thing that any that employers is ever done doing employees now. I do understand that like this year alone. You know. Andy dalton was consulted before the bears drafted justin fields. He just got their kirk. Cousins was consulted and told that they were going to try to draft a quarterback and they drafted kellen monde. They should have gone to aaron rodgers. You know it for those of you. That are hard ass. You're like look there's an organizational chart and he he's not the ceo. He's not team president. He's not the general manager they get to. they have a job responsibility. they don't have to include them. No they don't have to but they should have just like any you know organization if you are making a big higher and let's just say it's in the sales area of your company and you've got a star salesman you know in he or she is generating fifty percent of the revenue in your company. And you're gonna make a big higher. Yeah i think you'd probably want to go to that person and say had like g like you to join a meeting tomorrow with you know a person that were potentially going to hire as the ceo of the company is the chief operating officer. The company would love to get your opinion. you know. it's it's what they didn't do it to shawn watson and he doesn't deserve it nearly as much clearly as aaron rodgers but it would have been the smart move. But yeah like okay. They fucked up. Did they apologize. They should sort of apologize and say we really should have included you but if they did or if they you know made some sort of overture to try to make things right yeah. It's time to get over it. Yeah it's not the worst like you said it's not the the worst grievance that and you can control you can you can have your revenge by keeping that guy on the bench you know. It was stupid though that they did what they did. Yes it was. i mean. It's not the way i would do. Business not work with those kinds of egos where you do have one player. That essentially is the face of your franchise but more importantly you know the the guy that that influences the outcome more than anybody else in your franchise. So yeah it's a smart business that to Make that guy feel like he's a part of of the power structure even if he isn't yeah And you know and then and then really what they did mark. Murphy's been pretty stupid and his public comments over the summer too. I mean he really studying. Why murphy was a labor leader In the in the nfl players association. I he was a player advocate. It's so amazing that he's done this the packers by the way they report whereas it i had it here second ago and now we don't have it i'll find it Anyway there you go. That's the latest on aaron rodgers by the way there was also another story this morning from the nfl It's not a massive story but it's one of my you know it's one of my favorite young running backs in the league rams running back cam acres ruptured his achilles while working out and he's out for the upcoming season i really think Acres first of all had a really good playoff game at lambeau Last year in that in that game. Where the rams were actually legitimately in that game i. I never thought they were going to win. The game necessarily but acres was really good in that game and The you know the rams with matt stafford and you know in that defense. They're considered to be a legitimate super bowl contender this year. And and and i think acres was going to be a big part of. What the rams did this year. And i'm trying to think of who they have behind him. They've got the kid The that played with antonio gibson at memphis henderson But i don't know who else they have That's a big loss for the rams. Big loss for them They look sean loves to run. The football loves to be balanced stafford. Having a running game will really help and them losing acres for the for the season Is a big loss. I we've got ryan fitzpatrick Stuff to get to. We have wes unseld junior. And something ted. Leonsis said in his press conference when they introduced west unsold junior. Yesterday i had. Tommy sheppard Tommy lavoro tommy sheppard on the show. Today the radio show he was great. He's really i like tommy lot I and and so you can go listen to that on the team. Nine eighty dot com. Just want to remind everybody to subscribe to this podcast if you haven't subscribed It cost you anything and then rate and review us when you get a chance Somebody sent me a lot of recent reviews and ratings. 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"fitz" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"That'd be awesome I wanted to quickly mentioned that. The odds apparently on ben simmons. Being traded to the wizards are second third. Best odds i do not think the wizards will trade for ben. Simmons and i know at one point. I think A month or so ago. I said we'd take. Ben simmons over bradley beal i would not I was wrong about that. And i don't think that the wizards will trade for ben simmons and doc rivers in the seventy sixers earn a bind here because he was so awful in that seventh and deciding game in so afraid In that seventh and deciding game the other night that anybody that was interested is is less interested now and so rivers is talk. Yesterday was about you know helping him become a better shooter which he needs to become your shooter. I fancied myself as shooter at various heard from what you've heard appreciate that. Look i i. I said this earlier today. It's you if he when you are so bad as a shooter I don't know how much better he can become at twenty four twenty five years old. Now we've seen guys who were inconsistent shooters like michael jordan in college Become really good shooters in the nba. But michael jordan knew how to shoot a basketball you know. He had proper form shooting a basketball. Ben simmons needs of a total restructuring of the way. He shoots a basketball. And it's like a golf swing. Tommy which you know nothing about an nor nor do i by the way because i don't have much of a golf swing but if you learned your golf swing at a very young age you you have it now. And it's the best time to learn it. You know muscle memory all those different things and a golf swing. Anybody that plays golf and you're listening. You know what. I'm saying if you learned golf at a young age and you learned how to swing in. You had a good golf swing. You've got one now if you didn't develop a golf swing or start playing golf until you're in your twenties. You may be a good golfer. But you don't have that golf swing more likely than not and as a good shooter not be able to shoot. Yeah he's got to be able to shoot right so i don't know given his form and given the fact that nobody for whatever reason ever taught him properly how to shoot a basketball if he will end up being a good shooter. rivers talked about. You know doing the work. We've got a plan but it's gotta be a plan. Were whatever he's working on. He's working on the correct way. You know markelle. Foltz had this anxiety issue to their for You know a year to the top. Pick the matha product And you know he's overcome. That simmons is such a phenomenal player in every other aspect of the game. He's an incredible defender. He's a great passer. he's a great ball handler and he's a good finisher to when he's around the rim in wants to finish he just can't stroke it with you. Know elbow in elbow extended free throw finger. Tips spinning that ball backwards with backward rotation. It's he's it's gotta learn it from scratch it one thing if he were taught as a kid how to shoot it properly and then Eventually you know anybody is just inconsistent. and you needed to tweak it a little bit or you needed to practice it more. But it's the wrong stroke. I say that in there are guys over time. That haven't had the perfect stroke. Have figured it out like they have. They've come up with their own. Their own way of shooting right jamaal wilkes tommy remembered jamaal wilkes the way he shot a constable and it was like above his head to hands on the ball moving at right side. Bring moving at less. I bring it around to the right side and just sort of assess. It was the ugliest thing you've ever seen but he was very effective with look kyrie. I leonard. My favorite player in the nba. He has these super long arms in these big hands. He shoots very much a flat shot. There's not a lot of arc but with his shot plenty of backward rotation lots of fingertips lots of extension. He's got the long arms which get it out there. And he's just incredibly accurate with more of a flat shot But simmons doesn't have anything work inform right now in terms of the shot. They'd like they've got to start it from scratch I read somewhere that people somebody suggests it switch hands. I've heard learn how to shoot with the other hand for a couple of times from a couple of people. yeah Because i think he is ambidextrous. I think he Anyway they'll work on it i. I did didn't want to mention quickly. Chris paul's out again tonight. I don't understand why he's still out unless he actually continues to I thought that the protocol had him out. Ready to play on tuesday Which is our monday. Which was yesterday game. One was phenomenal. Game two is tonight. No quiet leonard again. I have a feeling his knees is shot. And he's not playing it all again in these playoffs but the clippers or just hopeful and maybe they're just keeping it out there for competitive reasons so phoenix esta. Think he's playing. But he didn't even make the trip to phoenix. I would i hope he comes back But i i. I like phoenix tonight to take it to nothing series. Lead for those of you care. They're laying five kinda liked them minus the number Anyway We're done for the day. You got anything.
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"Up And this is you know how you're a different perspective on things and you can use this either. Anyway you want. You brought up the fact that he's played for bad teams as a way to be hopeful that with a better cast. He'll be able to play better and my argument would be the fact that he's played for bad teams his entire career. Kelsey something about the quarterback. What does it tell you about the quarterback. I'm saying the surrounding east. Not that he's not. He's not good enough to play for for for good organizations. Well i i. I'm not saying that. He's a guy that elevates a bad organization like aaron rodgers or the four or five. That can do it. I'm just saying that he hasn't had the benefit of you. Know being You know a jimmy garoppolo on a team like that and he's better than think that's an accident i think that's i think that's five by design. Well i don't think anyone wanted to touch them. You know that's not unfair. It's funny i. You want to hear something really interesting. You talk about a journeyman career That with ryan fitzpatrick can be measured based on his record which is fifty nine eighty six and one is a starter the now on his ninth team You know over You know a career that started in two thousand five so entering. What his seventeenth season as a quarterback. I mean but let me give you another way that journey men's reflected in and and and you can describe it. I went through his contract history. 'cause somebody asked me this morning about taylor haneke's contract versus ryan fitzpatrick's contract and taylor heineke signed a four point. Seven five million aggregate deal with just a million and a half guaranteed whereas ryan fitzpatrick signed a one year. Ten million dollar deal with six million of it guaranteed. It's still cheap for quarterback. But listen to this tommy okay. He and his last In the last now seven contracts that he has signed all of them have been for either one year or two years that is definition of. Yeah we like him but you know he's just sort of you know out there and we need a backup. We need a guy who can start a pinch in two thousand thirteen and listen to the values to sue so over the course of his career. He's only had one massive deal in twenty eleven off of a really good. You know couple of years in buffalo. Wh- that that buffalo stretch you know. He was playing well whatnot great teams necessarily but they liked him as a starter. It started you know thirteen game. Sixteen games whatever. It was He signed in twenty eleven. A six year deal were fifty nine million dollars. Fifteen million of a guaranteed so a real deal. It's the only longterm deal he's ever signed in his career. Since then to your deal in tennessee for six and a half million bucks or three point two five per year then a two year deal in houston for seven point two million an aggregate so three point six million a year then a one year deal with the jets for twelve million in two thousand sixteen. You know that that twenty sixteen season for him In new york was Off of the Coming in the year before and going ten and six so he got one year. Twelve million bucks from the jets In two thousand sixteen After he had played with them and gone ten and six anyway then it was a one year. Three million dollar deal with tampa a one year. Three point three million dollar deal with tampa and then he played well enough. That miami signed to a two year. Eleven million dollar deal. If people aren't following the bottom line is here. Like he's been the master of one in two year deals and his compensation goes up comes down goes up comes down and this year it's up. He was making five and a half million dollars a year in miami but off of two good years he just got a one year deal worth ten million bucks. I it's just. It's it's interesting to to see the career of a quarterback who will never be thought of as hall of fame or pro bowl or anything else true journeymen and to see the contracts sort of mirror the kind of career he's had. He's made a shit load of money though like overall he's made a lot of money like i think guaranteed you know overall You know it's coming up on you know well. North of fifty five sixty million in overall aggregate our earnings during the course of his career. Anyway i am. I'm the likable guy. I don't know where chance coming out of harvard. No look at this. I mean i mean you know I just think it's just a a real campbell. He could he. Could you know have a year. Like he's had in the pass and he'll have better talent around him. You're right about that. But i think if there's odd i think the odds would be that he'll breakdown Yeah i think. It's i also just think it's like over the last twenty. Whatever years of thirty quarterbacks or whatever it's been. I don't have the list of all the quarterbacks in front of me I guess you know you could sort of compare it to I don't know who. Who could you really compare this to Jeff hostetler when they signed at the end of his career john gun-free not oh interns in terms of journeymen yet. But i think that that john freeze was much younger. I'm trying to think of like quarterbacks they signed that. Were truly older quarterbacks over the last you know many years brad. Johnson wasn't super young but he was an old. I think when they signed him he was probably. I don't know he had to be in his late twenties. Worst case Doug williams was in the back part of his career You know. Alex smith was definitely in the back portion of his career to a certain extent. Definitely oh mcnabb. Mcnabb was but mcnabb had so much more success. But when mcnabb god here he was thirty five years old..
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"You know i mean in you know. Most minor league teams would jump over themselves to try to get listening for an event there. I just as i'm sitting here. I i pretty much. Just sorta gave up and that but what i just did is i just googled. And i think. I've got a phone number for his agent So maybe i'll reach out to the agent or at least you know what i've come up with here to see if i can do it that way. But no you're you're a hundred percent right when you are look even the professional teams in this day and age. I've we've talked a lot about the pr people with the various. You know professional teams in town. And sometimes you know how we believe at least from our perspective. They're missing sort of the boat. You know it's it's very much a. They think they're doing us big favors when really. It's very much sort of you know We're doing each other a favor. you know. Look at the ticket situation with a lot of the local teams. And i'm not necessarily the nazi caps but the wizards in the the football team in particular into the football team is is in a position. Tommy over the last. Let's call it five years that they were not in through there through the last fifty. The previous fifty like they really should be aggressive in marketing their product because even though we're inside this world of talking about the football team all the time with a lot of you that listen and are interested in the football team. That truth is the numbers have dwindled significantly and their ticket. Sales have been horrific the last couple of years in the last year. There were none. Obviously but i would bet you right now. Even with a division title even with some excitement over ron rivera and chase young in new management and ryan fitzpatrick. I would bet you. They are still very much struggling on the season ticket package front and i would. I would the whole you know i..
"fitz" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"Go right ahead and i have one more Key story to go but yeah absolutely the go with your second key story. Okay this this should be. This has nothing to do with what we were talking about. But this should be a tommy story. Time segment okay. I know we can't play the tommy story. Time music I know that but in nineteen ninety-four there a baseball strike in december Keith had only been around about four or five years then and they had their winter festival which is a banquet that they had up. In frederick and i was covering the orioles as a beat writer then and i figured well this would be a good thing for me to go to because they'll probably be some club officials there that i can talk to remember. There hadn't been playing baseball since august because of strike. And so this week. Give a chance to see like rolling in the manager. A few other people. So i got invited to a pre banquet Cocktail party At this holiday holiday. In frederick don't standing at a table. And i'm drinking with tom. Clancy and frank perdue told me story before but but keep going. I'm remembering the scoring now. Yeah perdue The chicken king. Yeah he's just about to start a minor league team in south berry maryland from the south atlantic clancy from baltimore by the way. Yes clancy was a minority owner. The orioles the second biggest shareholder In the orioles behind angelos and Frank perdue was about to own and minor league team in south bury's so that's why they were both there. That's where the cable yes drinking with. These guys and tom clancy is bitching about the baseball strike now earlier in the week. The new york daily news had a front page story about how frank perdue Some months back had reached out to john gotti about union problems. He was having with his plant down in south. Jerry real wanted to read. I don't remember this story now. So this is a different story. Go ahead and wanted to know if he could do something about it. This is a big story. That daily news in this is nine four. this is ninety four so is is still part of the gambino crime family. He hasn't been arrested yet or right. I don't believe so. Yeah.
How Covid Will Affect Sports This Fall
"One of the things that's on everybody's mind is the travel outlook for this fall. And really what we're talking about. We could be facing as soon as the olympics but all the way in to the fall football season so we're going to get a little expertise on that in the in the form of matt trout. Who joins us from. Sports travel magazine. You could check out a great article. He's got out there on sports magazine dot com talking about the latest sports at cove. Nineteen and really what everybody's trying to do. When it comes to opening stadiums to full capacity and matt. This is an interesting conversation and appreciate your joining the show. Sarah and i on. Spain and fitz have talked a lot about the olympics and some of the challenges. They're facing now is even japan. They're they're not sure that the olympics are safe so as you look at what every single league is trying to do to put forth the effort to put fans in stands. How confident are you at this. Point that we're gonna face what feels like a normal fall. I'm fairly confident. I think An thanks jason. Of course obviously for beyond. But i am fairly confident that we're going to be seen full stadiums In college football pro football all the pro spa sports by the fall. Especially you know you look at major league baseball. And and opening day Obviously the attention on texas rangers having a capacity crowd but everybody did have some restricted level of capacity. And you look at it now. And there's gonna be i think it's close to twenty teams by the fourth of july. That will be having their standing there. Stadium open at one hundred percent capacity. And i think when you go into the fall of the olympics obviously is a totally different animal because of the situation in japan. But i really believe that in this in college football season whether you're watching an sec. Game or pat close game or a group of five game that you're going to be seeing Stands that there might be one or two sections that are socially distanced but for the most part. I think you're gonna see everybody back to what it was. Almost in in in many ways a pre pandemic. Oh set up
"fitz" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio
"Fitz Simmons on Freddie Coleman Appreciate you joining us on Freddy and Fitz Simmons on ESPN radio. The ESPN happens except 80 keep weighing in on your favorite candy. We started something believe we're gonna do a whole show on this. Keep blanking. I know. Yes, we did it and all it takes is one Keep weighing in on Twitter. Coleman. ESPN in infancy asked me like Brendan Bruno, who says Johnny Apple treats are the best. My dad bought some because they were his favorite growing up and the taste speaks for itself. I had those Johnny Apple treats never had him I had four years ago when I went down south of is my relative, South Carolina. Believe me, Brendan Bruno's not kidding. Johnny Apple treats you're welcome, by the way, and thanks for coming, man Candy. Of course, you could try it all. But that's their looking my girlish figure. Very girl come in, keeps expanding every time we look it that's definitely candy need not apply when it comes to talking about wife. Let me just get out of that bar getting more trouble. Keep walking into your favorite candy, a covert ESPN and in 50 years, But although this my favorite cow, Brown says, Favorite candy got to ask God to go with John meaning like John Candy, the late John Candy Well done down. By Kyle Brown Legend down on radio legend is a matter of fact. Wait. Favorite candy at Coleman, ESPN underrated role ever. Which one ox Burger Stripes. John Candy For me, I think the favorite underrated rolled by John Candy was toward the end of Blues brothers aren't with our Children on the orange whips language for a large whips. Yeah, that when he's trying to catch them that he was just trying to Google John Candy SCTV for second City TV and really prepare to be entertained by very animated, underrated comedian, we did not even get the 50 pass away the age. 49 a little bit more than a while ago. Human things in the present tense. Lot of conversation about Josh Allen, the Buffalo Bills quarterback may be getting a new deal sooner than later. Maybe having a weight into the rookie contract is over. And this is what happens when you have a guy that is definitely on the up, and people are wondering, OK, when is a new contract going to happen? How much is that? Now? The gym in the Buffalo Bills. Brandon being said there is no rush on an extension, but they are having conversations. He also said it's not ideal to pick up 1/5 year option for his quarterback. If you don't give him an extension in Fitz Simmons, the floor is yours. I'm with them. Right now, Why would you go ahead and extend it, Josh Alan and tie up cap space when you have him right now under team control for not just this year. Not just next year but also the following year. If you want to go ahead and tag him now they won't. But you do have him technically under team control, along with Lamar Jackson of the Ravens. That's the same conversation. Baker Mayfield with Cleveland Browns now Sam Darnel with the Carolina Panthers. All the same draft class, and they are all under team control, but not just this year. But two more seasons if you also include the franchise tag, and I don't I don't get why Any team when you have a player and your playoff contender. The most expensive position. On the field is going to be your quarterback. If you have a franchise quarterback is going to cost you. You're going to sign him and the Ravens gonna yank Lamar Jackson to a long term contract as well. The bills with Josh Alan and the Browns of Baker Mayfield. Right. We'll see about the Panthers and Donald, but I do believe it's going. He's going to thrive in Carolina. My question Friday is and cook. Let's just stay with made Mayfield, Alan and Jackson. If you are one of those teams, why in the world when you go ahead and ink them early. To a long term contract. And tie up cap dollars and cap space. When you have a quarterback on a rookie deal it makes it doesn't make business sense at least until after next season. Then I can see you, but right now coming into this year Hell, no If you're any GM, and you have a quarterback that you believe in, you want to make sure that he's happy a lot sooner. Been a lot later. And that's not to say that Josh Allen's all of a sudden going to be unhappy because they decided to not give him a brand new contract, a lengthy contract more money that contract before his extension is over. Any quarterback would tell you. They know they have the power, Church and state whether it's Dak Prescott with the Dallas Cowboys soon to be Lamar Jax, the Baltimore Ravens Pat Mahomes of cancer. The Chiefs. You keep playing at that certain kind of level, and it's very seductive and very easy to say, just rip that up this like this guy, so long term contract and we'll be able to figure it out. You're right from a business sense. It doesn't make business sense but from a team morale since it makes sense for people to do that the National Football League I'm with you. If I have a gun, the rookie contract more than likely. I'm not going to overextend him. Too many cautionary tales out there. Jared Golfer the Los Angeles Rams prime example, Carson Wentz, but to me, Jared Goff is more of a cautionary tale because when the Eagles did, I said, I don't know Chris Mitchell produced you and I'll talk about that. A guy that was injured coming for 20 c l I don't know about that one. But Jared Goff Before they got to the Super Bowl. They gave him that kind of money. They promised that kind of money. It was no reason to do that time this exact year in his As far as his time frame when he was drafted on that rookie deal its exact same year that this is when he got inked. That big contract the money went to his head. Absolutely. And that's the worry and you if you're going to give a guy that kind of money, you have to gauge that, for example, right now the Miami heat going through a similar situation..
New NCAA Rule Benefits Athletes Who Transfer Colleges
"Fitz Simmons. There's a new rule out there in the conference. That I guarantee you have plenty of college coaches scared. What is that new rule on? What are you thoughts on that I think is going to change the structure and landscape of collegiate athletics going forward, Freddie. The incidentally division One council voted today to change a long standing rule that has Well, essentially kept players in sports like football men's basketball from switching schools on now. Uh and it will be official tomorrow. It's good. They're calling it a one time exception. On and Even college football men's basketball. Baseball. Every collegiate sport, you will be allowed as an ass student athlete, a one time transfer exception. You can transfer anywhere in conference, not of conference and not have to sit a year. In theory. It sounds great. Get ready for chaos.
Late-Night Fire Destroys Four Buildings Under Construction in Dallas
"Dallas Fire Rescue's called on late last night to fight a roaring fire in a set of under construction apartment buildings in old East Dallas. First units on the scene near Ross and Fitz use avenues found so much fire and they immediately called in three alarms look more than 60 firefighters about an hour to bring it under control. The frameworks of four buildings were destroyed, but there were no occupants there. No injuries to the firefighters cause of that fire is under investigation.
North Carolina Tar Heels basketball coach Roy Williams retires
"North Carolina coach Roy Williams announced his retirement after 18 seasons coaching the Tar Heels. I feel very fortunate that we've had him for so long, it's such a high level. One of the great coaches in the game of basketball more reaction to the retirement of UNC legend Roy Williams with over 900 wins and three national championships to his name. When asked about why he chose to retire now, Williams said, quote every time somebody asked me how long I was going to go. I'd always say as long as my health allows me to do it, But deep down inside, I knew the only thing that would speed that up. Was if I did not feel that I was any longer the right man for the job. I no longer feel that I'm the right man for the job. Williams went unbeaten in March Madness first round matchups. 29 You know until this year, the first round loss to Wisconsin breaking the streak. Sixers Garden national champion with UNC Danny Greene talked on Keyshawn J. Will and Zubin about his former coach, and what made him so legendary. He's been doing a strong as I've been alive and he's been a legend since then, since before probably I was born and he's a legendary stuff before me and during my time there and after He's one. You know a number of championships, and that's not even that doesn't speak on his success to me what he's done off the court and what he's pledged that school in other schools, eyes helped out in the community there, North Carolina and you know not just there, but many places in the world. So to me, that just speaks legendary. You know, outside the court just many ways you could be, um You know, a legend is many ways. You can be a hero. As many ways you could be a champion and world wins is the definition of all those. Those things even said the in before I was born. ESPN College basketball analyst Jay Billa spoke on Spain and Fitz about who could be a successor to Williams at UNC. I think it'll have to be somebody within the Carolina family. So the first thing you think of his Hubert Davis, who played there for Dean Smith, that has been a system under Roy Williams, the last 89 years. Some like that, and Um, you know, the only the only thing that people would bring up with Hubert is he has not yet been a head coach, but he's played a million years. The MBA there, you know, Roy Williams had never been a head coach when he took over Kansas, so I'm not all hung up on this head Coach thing. I think it's great. I'd rather I'd rather have Ah, someone with head coaching experience that not, But when you got somebody's got his Hubert, I wouldn't hesitate to make that higher. But also that the other one that I think Will be right in the mix of those West Miller, the head coach of UNC Greensboro, He played for Roy Williams on the 05 National championship team as backup guard and he's been an outstanding music, really young head coach. UNC Greensboro, and he's done really well there, but for the last couple of tournaments that were held, and he had a really good team this year with Isaiah Miller is his best player, making the double A. So he's He's another really good option
Noem Rejects South Dakota's Transgender Sports Ban
"Last night with Tucker One more time. Just briefly. A bill crafted by the South Dakota legislature banning biological males from competing and girls athletics or women's athletics. K through college, essentially Bill basically says, if you're a woman in a college in South Dakota, If you're a girl in K through 12 sports in South Dakota, we will not allow biological males to compete period. Christie nomination, initially said she was excited to sign this bill. Then ultimately, she ended up backtracking, she backtracked. Allegedly Because the NC double a said, if you do this We will basically Not recognized women's collegiate athletics in South Dakota. And some other business interests like Amazon and the Chamber of Commerce. Said You're going to give us, Fitz. You're going to give us heartburn. We're gonna lose a lot of business. Lot of professional. You know, our collegiate Sports and contracts and things like that will be broken with South Dakota. If you do this So Tucker header on yesterday to explain herself. Why was she initially excited to sign this bill? And then she backtracked because of pressure from big business with this was his opening question. And here's how she started. Well, That's not true, Tucker and thank you for inviting me to be on the show Tonight. I could sign the bill the way that it is today. On then also, But it wouldn't solve the problem and that's the real issue as I looked at the bill and examined it and have been discussing with legal scholars for many months and how to protect women's sports This bill would only allow the NC double a to bully South Dakota, and it would actually prevent women from being able to prove to participate in collegiate sports. So what I've done is I've asked the Legislature through a style every form. I'm sort of just for our viewers. I'm so sorry, Bill. Just back up for what's right for our viewers who haven't followed. This is closely how would this bill prevent women from playing in South Dakota? If you would Because what it would do is it would prolong the books that would allow the NCH to take punitive action against our state, and we're a small state Tucker. We've had to fight hard to get any tournaments to come to South Dakota. When they took punitive action against us, we would have to litigate and legal scholars that I have been consulting with. For
Renee Montgomery part of ownership group buying Atlanta Dream from former Sen. Kelly Loeffler
"I former player to be parked a wnba ownership group. She just retired weeks ago. She took off last year for social justice concerns but she was a store poor disfranchised. Kelly left first time as an nba owner. By the way over. Sarah what has renamed montgomery done. This is so fantastic. She is favourite on spain and fitz and she came on throughout the pandemic throughout the wobble. And now she retires. It becomes the first one player to be not only an ownership on an executive. We are seeing the changing face of ownership and women's sports across the nwa l. and now the wnba and the key is not just the decision making the way it can help. Change the practices that we're so used to but it's also changing diversity in pro sports at the very highest level of where it can trickle down from there in terms of hirings in terms of changing the practices in terms of investment. So that women's sports are invested in by the very people that know them best. This is massive and she is the perfect person for this as a voice word as speaker as a player and as a business person. This is huge. And i hope it opens up other professional franchises. Not just in women's sports to understand the power of diversity at the
Who Was Thomas Becket?
"Thomas becket yes okay. Born around eleven twenty and died in eleven seventy. he's also known as saint thomas of canterbury or Sometimes who refer to him as thomas a becket. Okay yeah anyway. So thomas becket. He is venerated as a saint and martyr by both the catholic church and the anglican church He engaged in conflict with henry. The second king of england over the rights and privileges of the church and at one point excommunicated the archbishop of york so tough rain away to france for a bit under the protection of king. Louis the seventh of france but then he returned in eleven seventy two england so henry second in england said something to the effect of like ugh. This guy is driving me. Four of his knights interpreted this as a command to go. Get rid of thomas becket So on december twenty ninth seventy reginald fitz ertz huge morville william to tracy and richard le breton showed up at canterbury cathedral. According to accounts left by the monk jer vase of canterbury and i witnessed named edward grim. The knights placed their weapons under a tree outside the cathedral and hid their chainmail armor on your cloaks before entering the cathedral to challenge becket priest the night. He's hold beckett. They were taking him to winchester england to give count of all of his actions and kind of like hold him accountable in front of people but becket refused so the four nights retrieved their weapons and rushed back inside the cathedral. Oh my god. I beckett proceeded to the main hall for evening prayers and the other monks tried to like themselves into different parts of the joe for get said to them. It is not right to make a fortress out of the house of prayer in order them to reopen the doors so the four nights wielding they're drawn swords ran into the room saying like thomas becket. He's a traitor. To the king the knights found beckett in his spot near the door of the monastic cloister the stairs into the crypt and the stairs leading up to the choir of the cathedral where the monks were all. They're like still saying their prayers. Like oh no right. There's just four guys having running in with okay upon seeing them becca. I am no traitor. And i'm ready to die so Edward grandma eyewitness. He wrote a very extensive account of exactly what happened. I will save you all the details. Let's just say that for nights wielding swords kill the priest in canterbury cathedral. That's terrible so soon. After his death the faithful throughout europe european venerating beckett as a murder in february eleven seventy three which was just a little more than two years after his death. He was canonized by pope. Alexander the third and so sure typically like canonization of saints takes lake decades. Yeah stuff happened so the fact that this happened so quickly was kind of saying that. This guy was a big deal. So related trivia. Facts about thomas becket. Geoffrey chaucer's the canterbury tales. Ninety two is set in a company of pilgrims on their way from southern to the shrine of saint. Thomas becket in canterbury cathedral. Okay never made that connection no me neither ever okay So the schreiner was built between eleven eighty and twelve twenty and up to one hundred thousand. Pilgrims would have visited the shrine every year for more than three hundred years. That's my gosh locked. Yes it was adorned in marble gold and jewels and murdered saints. Tombs was one of unparalleled splendor in fifteen thirty eight. during the reformation. The shrine was destroyed following the orders of henry. The eighth who definitely be talking about in a little bit more twenty. Twenty researchers digitally reconstructed the raised sanctuary and available to view on the beckett story online and we'll share linked to that because it's really interesting how they did that. They took This thing had been such a big deal for more than three hundred years. And then it was raised more than four hundred and fifty plus years ago at this point and so they took accounts that the pilgrims had made that other monks had made in in digitally recreated which is pretty up and also modern works based on the story of thomas becket include. Tes elliott's nineteen thirty. Five play murder in the cathedral later adapted the opera assassination cutter. Dry ill the brando pizza'd in nine hundred fifty eight. You did that. Can i tell you flawlessly Also nineteen fifty-nine play by John we called beckett which was made into a movie with the same title and paul. Webb's play four nights in nair's borough which was written in one thousand nine hundred nine which recounts the aftermath of the murder of thomas becket by the four nights who made the worst career choice in history. Yeah that's goes without saying well if you don't if all of these facts don't stick in your head. Look at the name k. e. t. the cane. His name is right in the middle. And if you look at it. It looks like four blades. Good the name so four blades. Stuck together by the four to killed him in canterbury. That's thomas becket.
Food bank needs grow
"Food insecurity in the country continues to be dire up to fifty million people including seventeen million children may go hungry this year that's according to Katie fitzgerald the executive vice president of feeding America I think this is the worst food insecurity crisis this country has faced in the history of food banking in this nation which is about forty years old and the negroes as it gets colder winter is coming and he tends to spike during that period of time as people have even fewer resources to pay for heating fitz Gerald adds federal programs that may run out of funds by the end of this month need to be renewed I'm Shelley Adler
'Who the hell elected you?' Big tech CEOs grilled in US Senate hearing
"Tech company CEOs and guys very long beards and interest now, Fitz. They faced a lot of questions today in a hearing. I guess it was the Senate Commerce Committee If I'm not mistaken, But how did it go? And is there any news being made? Yeah. First of two appearances by the social texts, social media giant before Capitol Hill. This was the Commerce Committee ahead is Lindsey Graham's Judiciary Committee That's expected to be just after the election. But bottom line you know, Democrats and Republicans pretty much on the same page in terms of social media playing God with American democracy, choosing what posts get to stay up. Who's there? Come down and who gets blocked? Um, and during a presidential election. Ah, lot of alarm about that. Obviously, they seem to favor the more democratic side. So conservatives were particularly angry Ted Cruz really going at it with Jack Dorsey from Twitter. You know, Cruz saying who the hell elected you and put you in charge of what the media are allowed to report. What the American people are allowed to here and why persistent, behave behaving as a democratic super PAC, So he was pretty fight the Jack Gorski countered. You know, we're not doing that. This is why I opened this hearing with calls for more transparency, So there's pretty good back and forth. One interesting thing I should note is that Mark Zuckerberg, who had the all powerful Facebook initially had trouble connecting with the hearing. Really, somebody on this team or whatever. Overcame a technical difficulties and was able to jump in any appetite as faras stripping away the protections against them being held under slander laws, like newspapers and magazines have to adhere to radio stations any appetite for stripping that away from social media platforms and the leveling the playing field. Yeah, I think there really is. Ah, serious call for change. Obviously, everybody's focused with next Tuesday's election, and it won't happen before the election. But I think there's a lot of discomfort on both sides of the aisle. Really, with the power that these institutions the social media platforms have over our society that and and if they're able TTO basically regulate. Who's that gets to say What then There's a lot of concern about monopoly and whether you need to break them up and that sort of thing. So we'll see if a new Congress can maybe come together and do some kind of adjustments to their Regulation. But, you know, we'll see.
Apple, Google build virus-tracing tech directly into phones
"And Google have announced that future versions of their phone operating systems IOS and Android We'll have Kobe 19 notification built right into the system. The contact tracing notification detects anonymously using Bluetooth how long a couple of phones are nearby and have one of those users test positive. On alert could go out to those previous nearby users about possible exposure.
Boston - Bill Belichick's first practice impression of Cam Newton: 'He's a hard-working kid'
"Howard things in Foxboro know Tom Brady anymore for Bill Belichick, but he does have Cam Newton Maze All Walker's a lot. Information's been transferred to all the players. And he's worked very hard to say it's all our players have. We have, you know, hard working group not said certainly for all the quarterbacks at that position. Those guys have been locked in that focused work extremely hard. All four of them cans hardworking kid He really is in Fitz Simmons. Freddie Coleman, take a look at that relationship for coach Bell, checking his New quarterback Cam Newton camp is all about showing people that his time in the sun is still going to be there, not just being a quarterback in the NFL but a successful quarterback in the NFL, and if he's able to do that would build Bella check. Bill better does not need to send that guy a message saying you have to compete because I get the sense that this is exactly what Campbell wants to show people that he can't compete. He will compete and win this job. I think it's more than likely. That he's going to be the starting quarterback. But that Jared Stanton guy is not just going to give it to him. And I'm sure that a guy like Cam new knowing that this is potentially his last shot to be a starting quarterback in the NFL. He better realize that and if he does, that's not only going to be good for him. It is going to be really good for his dad calling camp doing the kid Bill Bill, check the coach of the Patriots. You tell me right now where Bill Belichick is a Sfar starting quarterback goes He's not bringing up everybody else's name, you know, especially stadium. Every time he posed the question about Cam Newton. It's for a purpose. Sending a message to camp. Save your job. You have to earn it. And right now, if you asked me that 60 40 cam is a
Seattle Kraken hire Everett Fitzhugh as 1st Black team broadcaster in NHL
"The Seattle crackin have hired their play by play broadcaster grabs hold of it to 11 With Melody Lover AM announced yesterday. That ever fits you will now lead the team in the broadcast booth Fitz. He was set to be the first black full time play by play announcer in the NHL.
Miami Marlins win 4 straight after COVID-19 outbreak
"Makes sense is because it's 2020 and we have thrown all logic and reason out the window and maybe because they were playing the Orioles after eight days off the field because they're Cove in 19 outbreak after replacing 18 infected players. The Miami Marlins won all four of their games over the last three days in Baltimore. There now six and won the best winning percentage in baseball. And it's the best start by a team that lost 105 games are more than previous season since the 18 99 ST Louis Perfect O's. But soon the Marlin full place someone better than the oath and soon not to make up the games. They missed. With MLB trying to get everyone to 60 games. The Marlins scheduled to play 27 times over the last 23 days of the season, including 1 10 day span with four double headers, and then we'll check that win percentage again. I'm in
Google to ban ads from appearing next to coronavirus conspiracy theories
"Google isn't technically a social media network publishers can use its ad platform to promote co with 19 conspiracy theories. But Google is going to put an end to that next month, Google will ban those advertisements, including ones that may claims going against authoritative scientific consensus. That means you won't be seeing theories on Google, like Copan, 19 is an attempt to Jessica modify the population or Bill Gates created covert 19. It's not a move. Google takes lightly. They made $135 million in ad revenue last year.
What to expect from Tiger Woods' return to golf
"Eyes actually pretty compelling this weekend, Tiger Woods will play for the first time in months had this to say about his return. It was great to be back. I haven't played on a determined venue in a while. It's been a while since February. So a long time for me and then to get out there and play with today was was a bunch of fun, and it's certainly a different world different environment that were in place. You know, practice rounds like this and I watched a tour has evolved on guys started back and to see no fans. It's just a It's a very different world order. My bet is the tiger secretly loves this well loves it. First of all he's always played well, The memorial is one of a bunch of times, but secondly, when you're tiger and you are putting a fish ball like that, and the gallery for you dwarfs the gallery for the rest of the entire Tournament combined. And he's had his social awkwardness well documented over the years. I gotta I gotta imagine maybe he gathers a lot of energy from the roars. But I bet he just loves this. I bet he can just go. You know when you see Tiger and Phil and Brady and Manning doesn't look like tigers is having a ton of fun. But like in a regular tournament looks like so stressed. The look on his face is just like I mean, he looks like the world on his shoulders. I wonder if he's not going to play really well this weekend because he could just go play golf, and he doesn't need to worry about all those fans up in his
93-year-old woman gets beer delivery after plea goes viral during pandemic
"Hi this is kind of cool this went viral yesterday a woman in Pennsylvania she held a sign a hand written sign outside her window that said send more beers ninety three year old Pennsylvania woman well she received one hundred fifty beers from cores on Monday in response to her viral plead for more beer during the state's lockdown reps on the beverage giant delivered ten fifteen packs of course like to all of Verona sees a home that according to KDKA in Pittsburgh's crap though and it cracked open a can of suds with the workers still there that tastes pretty good she told the network ninety three years old she's got a hundred fifty beers fellow worker she's gonna do it all by yourself sounds like it to me she self quarantine yeah wow she says I have a beer every night you know what beer has vitamins in it it's good for you as long as you don't overdo it she says legacy has won a night that's it so she has a hundred fifty decades worth of beer well that's pretty good good for
China reclassifies dogs as pets, not livestock
"But China has drawn up new guidelines to reclassify dogs as pets rather than livestock so that's good news that's really good now right you gotta be careful there they've they've been known to each dogs on notes so they re classified and now they're light they're not livestock their pets again the pets so that they'll have to him anymore right that's what
Dallas Cowboys sign DE Aldon Smith, suspended since 2015
"Minute Jerry Jones loves doing this the cowboys owner has a long list of bestowing second or third or fourth chances on players some of whom didn't necessarily deserve it he's at it again with former forty niner and raider pass rusher Aldon Smith if it wasn't for the gross pride the cowboys had when signing the despicable Greg hardy Sonny Smith my top this whole list the last play of the NFL in twenty fifteen and still needs to be reinstated by the commissioner's office he may have more legal issues than career sacks and part of the reason the cowboys taking a flier on Smith these because they're waiting on another pass rusher Randy Gregory to come off indefinite suspension as well it is god's life in order that's great I just can't believe the cowboys want to dust them off after five years of no
"fitz" Discussed on Bob and Sheri
"Like the universe was just saying something totally different and so. That's why I was willing to. You know I was fortunate enough. I had been working making music for commercials and movies and stuff and actually for the first time in my life had actually made a little bit of money from music and I decided to give all that up and take every penny that I had and put it towards this because it just felt like it was the time and it was worth the risk to do and it turned out to pay off and what a wild adventure that must have been. That was a huge tour for you guys in front of so many people who were new and S- covering your music and even though you were all crammed together in that van crisscrossing America. I bet when you look back at those are some of the best days. Yeah I mean you know everything. You know the whole journey. You know eleven years together as a band now which I still can't believe You know I've gotten to have you know. It's not like a modified version of the dream. The exact dream came true. And we've gotten to do every single thing we've ever wanted to do. I love hearing that. I love when someone says the Dream Came. True has it's not. It's not a given that it will and sometimes it. Kinda comes true but to have someone go. Yup this was the actual dream in here. We are a love that so you're performing for a pretty good period of time and then this breaks. Was there one moment where even though you've been on stage before you really were a little bit scared that night whether it was television or a certain venue? Yeah thank you know like The first time we were on TV like we did Jimmy. Kimmel you know. There's there's nerves you know you're you're not playing for a couple of thousand. People are a couple of hundred people. You're playing for millions. I'd say the first Lollapalooza. We did our first legitimate festival in Chicago. Walking out to forty thousand people. You know you know your your brain can't even comprehend you're looking at. You can't even see the end of the Crou- so how do you go through that? Well when I started out I was so nervous by first show that I ever played at some little coffee shop. I had invited. You know my couple of friends and my family and I was so nervous. I couldn't even look at me. I looked up at the ceiling the whole time the second time I ever performed I got on stage. I started to do it again. And I just had this Self realization moment while standing on stage is like Yo. If if this is what you WanNa do then you gotTa do you? GotTa do it. You can't acid dancer. His on tour right now. The new album is called all the feels. The website is Fitz and the tantrums dot com. We're GONNA pause real quick and then we're gonNA come back with fits and live music for you. It's Bob and Sheri get the Free Bobbins Jerry. Asking instantly get the podcast the cast and Bob and Sheri Fun size if you're just joining us. It's in the tantrums on the road. The website is Fitz and the tantrums dot com. The new album is called all the feels. And we've got a special treat for you because we've got right now in the studio you're going to hear some live music. You're gonNA hear I just want to shine.
"fitz" Discussed on Launch Left
"Every day and yet you're lucky if you get that one out of every ten twenty thirty the times you know the rest of the time he might have little moments of that and then the rest of the time is sort of like thing excavating. I'm tearing apart putting together the work. You're doing the practice that's okay did you. We did it. That's really all we needed. Thank you Now did you name the band and if so so does. Your band resent being referred to as the tantrums and his bare tantrums. Is it your Tantrum. What's happening WHO'S NOT I? Hi did not name the band. My friend When we were first coming up with the the original I iterations of songs throughout the name Fitz and the tantrums and I hate naming bands? You know I've been in many bands prior to fits in the tantrums and I hate the process because nobody can agree. Go through things one any others. Four other bands with that name literally just got just got she just got that. I've heard of your name for so long and light heard your music is. You've worked a lot with the art of a Louisiana and I work closely with two and I just got the meaning of the male as you. Oh my gosh I just got it fits in Tan. Tra- fits and tantrums. So that's like Flo Rider Peter. I only figured out here a year and a half that was Florida so on my there with you and is low writer but flo rider really. No I don't think so so. I paint naming bands of friend. Do it out and I love the name a kind of captured the because we'd really built our our band popularity on our live show which is nonstop energy jumping around crazy. It's kind of a Church of music. You come to our shows. We don't really even let you stand. Still you got a partic- you gotta be does the seventh member of the band and And get crazy with us. You weren't really thinking of longevity at that time when you decided to create your show like that way then I mean ten years twenty years down the line. How how much jumping around are we going to be doing Fizi? Oh well trust me. There's many Eddie is been many times where I'm like. Why wasn't I just in a shoot as her band to standing there? glum lodges strumming a guitar. Because because we've set that bar for ourselves at a hundred fifty percent energy level and it doesn't matter where we are whether we're on a tiny stage age or were playing you know festival in front of fifty thousand people put on the same show every time and nationals. It's exhausting think it's crazy physical We've all had over the years really learn that you can party. You can't go crazy on Tori twenty miles a day and then go mountain yourself in tip top shape but yeah it's you know it's taking in care of our bodies and you know tantrums. You know it's like I think they're you know they liked the name and is definitely the question. We get asset. Almost every radio station. WHO throws the biggest tantrums at? It's easy it's no well so that's fine. She knows it has does Mick Jagger Inspire you and does considering it's okay it's only on here audience that he's going to be a fan but I mean as the radio quarter inspire you in pushing. You know. They're they're into their. Yeah well I mean obviously like you know. They just played down the street. See for me I could hear it at my house. You know and They're amazing you know and I saw them like ten fifteen in years ago and he's still amazing then and I just saw some friends GRANDPA's of the of the concert a couple of weeks ago and it's like he is still going. We should all be so lucky to be able to shake our asses that well at that age. Amen Now I you I have no nothing about you're banned except I've listened to the music but that's as far as it goes so each question that I'm asking. It's not because is here's an excellent now. She's the only female on the bench and she is. And where did you guys meet. And how did like the band come together in the first place the band I started I was working. Actually she with our common friend McKee. We keeping up. He did like you know vultures backpack abrek. Beck's six record and a lot of flight of the conchords stuff and I you know I had been working with him for a while and then I started. We know I just couldn't let this idea of being in a band go. I guess I'll back up a little further through my whole entire twenty s. I had a long laundry list of of bands in. La Couldn't get arrested in music could never get even a single in in our person to come to my show. It was like every month when I show begging my third friends guilt-tripping than to come see. See The show to pay the freight of whiskey. Now just grinding. COON get arrested. Couldn't get any underpaid. Attention finally wrote one song that was like sounded like a hit song. That says Blitzer when you wrote that song. Did you have that sort of feeling that you were talking about earlier. Yeah I mean absolutely. The song came together quickly and it was. It just sounded like a song. Oh as they say a one listens on you know before. The song's even over and find this one guy said. Hey I'll manage you. Nobody had had ever done that and he went and shopped it around. We were literally a band that was like three months old who we proceeded to do ten or eleven showcases right down right right below us at SAF where we did ten showcases for ten labels in private viewing room private stage right with two guys in suits sitting on a desk on a couch looking at US ten performances ten knows ten. He's too old and I was twenty eight or twenty nine at the and I was heartbroken. I was just like you know. This is already almost ten years of trying to do this. I need to broaden my horizons. I can't keep out of going to my parents every six months and begging them for you know fifteen hundred bucks to cover the next month's rent and So oh I called Mickey p every day for a year and said hey man I know you're producing. Let me come over and we're going to be like yeah. Maybe call me next next week and I literally call them once a week every week for a year straight and I think finally after a year of calling one day. He's like fine fine. Just come over but please just stop calling me and I had been a self taught engineer making my own songs with my own little computer at home and become by that time pretty pretty good because I had always had to self produce everything do everything myself so when I walked walked in and he was working on some kids record I sat down at the computer and I was just very fast and very proficient and he I was like Oh you can stay and so I worked with him for a few years and then we started getting calls to write music for for Film and Television and commercials and stuff like that. They wanted music that sounded current and relevant that was made by artists and so I said to him is it. Oh I don't want to sit in blacked out room for twelve hours a day working on a record that I don't really care about who's almost too painful for me to watch other artists. Chris go make their records. I said let me run with this thing. And so for like seven or eight years making I had a company where we did music for film. Television commercials cels and stuff and was the first time that I had any success. Ever in my entire life in the music world and trust me my parents were extremely happy and So I was doing that but it was Kinda Solis at the same time. You know. It's hard to get excited about. You know writing for a dog food commercial you know You know after the initial like yeah. I'm making money in making music. Kind of wore off in there was like well. I don't even believe an advertising as a human so now I'm just completely selling my I saw you know writing these jingles and stuff and so I would always still try and be writing music and I procured this old old vintage Oregon off the side of the road and I had one of those musical God moments where I wrote a song from start to finish in five minutes and that was the first song for fits and tantrums called breaking the chains of love which was very sort of northern soul sixties soul blue eyed soul kind of survive and I played it for some people and everybody all my peers all my harshest critics were like this is. Your thing never sounded another heard. You sound more authentic. Write better songs. This is your moment and so I started working with my college buddy buddy guy by the name of James King Plays Saxophone for the band and James is started. You know working on some of those early songs and I just said you know this this music begging to be played live and I said but I'm on an amazing female singer to be on this and he had just worked puts no while doing like a de la soul tour or I forget some some hip hop band in that vein and he said Oh. You GotTa Call Noel and like I said I had tried for so many years to be in the music business and it just my whole entire life felt like trying to take a square peg and put it through a round hole with a sledgehammer just beating the shit out of it. Trying to get it through their just being stuck with.
"fitz" Discussed on Launch Left
"A walk on the lodge. The podcast who he got today sitting across awesome US fit Michael going off my friends all my good friends call me. Your first name is Mikel. Yeah everybody calls as you buy your first and last name just your last name. Fitzpatrick Fits Fizi. Because there's a lot of Michael's I mean everybody has a brother the dad and uncle. I mean it's trying to make it seem like love names when it's every single time so no it's not that I oh I don't think your name's not Fizi. Obviously it's Michael Fitz. Patrick Patrick I heard him say it. See I just. It's not is not inborn the contract I was like. Oh that's some common last name. I didn't realize it was his last name. All right moving on I see. You're double fisting today. Got Their Daddy cow water coffee water coffee. Gay Combo Hydrate Krecko hydrate. I quit drinking coffee. Abbas told I needed to know stimulants really interesting survived three boys without a lot a lot. I have a coffee problem. I in about six to ten shots of Espresso. That's commitment great. I think that's a beautiful thing. Yeah exactly you heard I don't party it's my vice. Yeah I hear you. Do you balanced out with the regular shots of water. I try to I just just on tour this summer and My drummer WHO's an ultra. Marathoner was on this kick of drinking a gallon of water a day so I was doing. Have you tried drinking a gallon of water. It's not as easy as you think. Basically you're peeing all day long in every ten minutes it's pretty annoying. Commitment yet is a marathoner double marathoner. He's crazy that guy will run like a fifty or one hundred mile mile marathons so he's always training on tour. He'll run twenty miles on average a day than him. And I we love to rock climb. That's indoor rock climbing climbing. We sort of do that to keep our brain sane on the road. So he'll run. He'll go bouldering rock climbing with me and then he'll play his show. I'm like think you're making us all look bad. How many times it are you going to the bathroom with the six to eight shots of Espresso? I mean you know a couple couple is checking. How much of a commitment amendment that is for you? That's worth it though. Yeah and today launch left we talk about Great aw Allah It's so good to have you on the show. Thanks for having me. Well you've made quite quite a few and very loved records and recordings throughout your time here on the planet. What what was the reason? What was the impetus for deciding to go the route of music at all as a child or as the young adult what what guided you there? I mean I think for a lot of musicians. It's not even the choice as just a necessity you know. He's part of our tagline. Did I also you know it's just never for me. I've always needed to be creative. And I was always much to my parents chagrin driving them absolutely bad shit crazy was always singing would never shut up um started out doing some musical theater and stuff like that when I was in grade school owns the data and then I want to this Annoying private school in the valley here in La and then they had just opened up a los. I'm just county high school for the arts which was the first public arts high school in all of La. And I applied there. And I got in and that was great because I was you know after your today was academics and the other half of the day was just doing your art and I got into the music program was in require You know and it's funny because I spent every day making music and I was singer but I still even to this day. Don't see myself as a singer even have made a career out of it but had when I was at that school there was all these young kids that were amazing singers. I mean you know their balls had definitely dropped and they already had like a five o'clock shadow and they were singing Luther Vandross and I was just like this little white kid just with a cracking voice and so I was very intimidated by all their skill. You know they do crazy runs they could just really really nail it so I sing in high school but it wasn't until college edge that I really started got into having my own bands and and doing that thing but to be succinct. I mean for me. It's never been a choice. You know I I thought for a second. Maybe I wanted to be in the movie business growing up in this town so I worked as a PA on movies and stuff like that and I just came back to to music. You know I I went to film school up. Cal Arts Amita senior thesis that took like six months to make and like fifteen eighteen thousand dollars to to shoot it and then I got my first home digital recording system. I woke up in the morning. I made a beat but some cars down wrote wrote some lyrics sang. A song. Burned to CD when you still burning. CD's got in my car. Drove past play and I was like. That's it from my. Add type of personality that you know like return rate is four or at least eight hours later gratification. I suppose six months journey Indian having to rely I think also moviemaking is such a group community effort. You know you need so many people to to make it happen and with music I didn't need away for anybody. If I wanted to be creative in the moment I would just wake up and make something now in in the music music that you're making though it's you have quite a big band right and so the collaboration aspect is totally necessary. Or do you do your own writing and bring it to the band. It kind of depends on everything. We have six people in the band and we've gone to different phases. Where a lot of its collaboration? Some of it's an idea that get started started by one person and brought in But I've also found you know six people on a room a really difficult creative process us now. Because it's like wrangling. Cats you know you know pop music. Popular Music is simplicity. You know now it's It's a real. You know a lot of times when I'm writing songs Khazal so right for other people and produce other people's tracks and stuff the a lot of times what happens when you writing a song of sitting in room as you basically come up with the some chords that move you and then you have. Maybe a little backbeat happening. And that's it for like five six hours in the studio and all were focused on is is writing the best melody and lyric. That means something and and connects. And that's you know kind of antithetical article to the way that a ban wants to. Everybody wants to start play and clouding the space up and taking up every poly rhythm there. Is You know but what you really need to write a great song that simplicity that open air. And then you find for me at least in terms of China ripe songs that are memorable terrible. Is You need that. Open Air to really let the lyrics and the Melody Flourish Find Your Rhythms. What you're doing and then everything everything comes around it to support that idea? Obviously if you're doing more experimental music or things that aren't trying to adhere are are not our. I'd say aspire to like one. Listen just get stuck in your head in a kind of annoying way which is my fascination you know that die kind of music is you need that space and so it's difficult for six people to sit around a room and not do anything and and show restraint you know so mhm jam sessions for that move tried and we've come up with some ideas but I find that I I. It's a difficult process because it's kind of working backwards than are you trying to fit the lyric melody into a tighter box. You know so you know to me was been the greatest successes says is paring down to smaller grouping of people write the song and then everybody comes in and then there's some experimentation and then there's the recording and the the creativity of creating I mean there's now new courts to be written. They've all been written. There's only twelve notes in the western scales. So you know it's really he to me now about the the Sonics and the the the choice of the Color Palette that you use to dress those chords changes you know because like I said everything's already been every corner has already been written. Most melodies now are pretty derivative of every other melodies already been written written. So it's like what is that that landscape and I love that what I've always loved about music from the get-go is that it transcends ends language you can play three chords on a cool old cintas eighty cents or something and it just takes you somewhere right and for me. I'm very visual and cinematic and it creates landscape and emotes something and yet there's no lyrics or melody even even on the song onto me. That's like this magic thing. I forget. What famous philosopher said all art aspires? I think it was Nietzsche. Maybe all art aspires to the condition of music That's beautiful you know and to me I I feel like I have to commit to a word on paper yet. You have this thing. That's that's almost leading me when I find stumble on some chords that I like. And then you're SORTA looping back and it's taking me somewhere I'm sure for you. You know I love that. Not a single word has been spoken and yet is sort of giving me a compass of where the song wants to ago. It's telling me almost what it is right right. That's his your favourite part. You think of of music is the songwriting like you know. There's the live aspect this recording studio their songwriting. Do you have a favorite or is it all inclusive. I mean they're so different. I Love I love creating. I love that moment moment. Look songwriting as his arduous than hard. Sometimes but when you're in that moment when things are flowing and the musical gods odds are are in your favorite day and it just comes together magically like in like five stops and you're writing with what's your band or another artist or something and is just flowing and you feel that everybody's energy starts to like nobody can sit down in everybody starts standing up and dancing to the beat or whatever that to me is is like my crack you know. It's it's my thing. Ah I wish.
"fitz" Discussed on Izzy and Spain
"Spain and Fitz, and I'm gonna give you credit because you're the one that educated me on this. And this is what it comes down to everybody at this point has seen a thousand times or heard a million times about the blown pass interference call at the end of the saints game. That would have given them a ninety eight point five chance present chance according to our people of winning the game. And the the call was blown and everybody's there's a huge uproar for it. And so we've heard people saying, hey, there is a rule. There is a rule in the books that would allow Roger Goodell to come in and fix this. Great injustice to the point that multiple lawsuits have been filed in from New Orleans from Louisiana that are actually trying to affect change by going to the courts. And this is the thing to know. All right. This is the most important part because you're hearing so much about rule seventeen an article three and what the Commissioner can go and do. But what everybody's leaving out is article too. And article two says the Commissioner will not apply authority in cases of complaints by clubs concerning. Judgmental errors or routine errors of emission by game. Officials. All right. So it tells you straight they're like we were so busy being focused on one section of the rules that we all forgot to read the rest of it. It's like take a one chapter out of a book of me. Like, I got this figured out. There was more to it. And the rest of it says, hey, Raj. Can't do anything about this. So step number one for saints fans. I'm sorry. Is you just got to realize that this is your fate for the rest of your saints fandom life? You're going to have to watch this replay over and let me tell you every time NFL network runs a replay of historic finishes every time there's a conversation about worst calls in history. Every time there's a conversation about most dramatic endings in history. You are going to see all of it every single second. Right. So the the best advice, I can give you is just start the healing process. Like, you can just. Start the healing process. Remember Darren rebel noted on his Twitter damages in the saints ticket season ticket holder lawsuit against the NFL. Roger Goodell include mental anguish emotional trauma loss of faith in the NFL loss of enjoyment of life loss of entertainment distrust of the game..
"fitz" Discussed on Izzy and Spain
"But I wouldn't do that talking to Tim Kirkman at Spain and fit Sarah Spain and Jason Fitz won't wanna get of course, to the other people who were inducted, but looking at the very small relatively percentage for bonds, you know, to to to go up, and and what we've said before about how much you need to. Increase year by year in order to make it feel like there's a likelihood you're getting in does this sort of tell you that without a total sea change in public opinion over the next three years. Those guys aren't getting in the that's what I see from today. Now, things can change cheap mind. Edgar Martinez started at twenty five percent and ended at eighty five percent. So you can make push. But there's no baggage with Edgar like there are like there is what those other steroid guys. So in the end, it's a very tricky situation. But to make up sixteen percent of the vote in three years is very hard to do. And there is still a large faction of voters who say if you have a connection to PD's, no matter who you are. You're not getting so Tim when you look at this hall of fame class aside for Mariano getting one hundred percent of the vote. What else stands out to your mind that history will remember to make this particular class special? Well, Mike Messina should have been in his first year eligible for me pitches entire career in steroid era. He pitches entire career the American. League East a D H league. He pitched two-thirds of his games that tiny little ballpark in Baltimore and still one to seventy games with a winning percentage that only ten guys have ever matched with that many wins. That's how great he was one of the smartest players have been around and ROY halladay to go in on the first ballot. I thought was wonderful again over two hundred wins with a winning percentage that high like ten other guys have done that also and one of the great BULLDOGS ever. I wrote the story it's on dot com now, but they were gonna take him out of the game after eight innings, and no one takes ROY halladay out because he wants to finish and nobody wants to finish anymore. But he did so Charlie manual and rich dooby the pitching coach and the manager had their hands out to shake his hand and say, thanks for a great eight innings. We're going to bring Brad lidge in and Halliday walks. Right by them does not even acknowledge that. They're they're not one word said, there's no confrontation. There is not an argument and. Rich dooby looked at Charlie. It's a well. I'm not taking about. I'm not taking them out. So they let him pitch the ninth because they had so much respect. That's who ROY halladay was Sarah Spain and Jason Fitz at Spain and Fitz on ESPN radio talking Tim Kirk about the latest hall of fame class..
"fitz" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Fitz and. Brooks sound check Alexander The pit Score take Laptop again for the, doctor The pit shot up the middle in a The third is the girl not at times and the giants Dali Through Now we've got Abby crowd here at Throws bouncy fault Got it At the. Fish oil the wheels have fallen off here at. Dodger Stadium We love Mr. Dwayne hype around these parts I was on it last night. I also I just checked the dodger. Roster there's nobody named Lou on their roster so Seems, like, who who the dodger fans were calling for when things we. Didn't swirly on sorry they weren't..