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A highlight from Episode 53: Kristi Kreitlow and Marina Lickson
"It was very challenging because what I found was we were doing a really good job. There was a need for, you know, good cleaning companies in Tallahassee. And because it's she and I, we were in it and we did it really well. And so what happened was three years into it, we were, my phone was ringing off the hook while we were at work. And I'm like, it's not fair to my employer to continue to try to build my business. You know, and getting calls during the day, couldn't do it. So we sat down one evening and we actually added up the amount of buildings that we could clean ourselves to supplement my income as paralegal. So I could quit doing that and then put all of my effort into my business. I thought if I could do, if I could work as hard for my daytime jobs, I'm working for myself. How much money could you make? Wow. So that's how it started. From Fiore Communications, it's How I Got Here, a show of inspiring stories from Tallahassee area leaders, business owners, and neighbors, all the challenges, opportunities, inspirations, the twists and turns of life that led them to where they are today. Everyone has a story worth telling. And I am really grateful that we get to bring a few of them to you. I truly have been changed by my conversations with these amazing people, and I'm confident you will be too. I'm Dave Fiore, and welcome to the special Chamber Conference edition of the How I Got Here podcast. My first guest is Kristi Critelow. Kristi is the CEO and founder of Quick and Clean commercial cleaning services. The Fort Myers native is married to her husband, Walt, and they have two daughters, Caitlin and Lexi, as well as two dachshunds, Willow and Grace, which sounds like a TV show. Is that? Maybe? OK. All right, so first welcome, Kristi. And thanks for being here. So you were born and raised in Fort Myers, right? So tell us about what family life was like for you, parents, siblings. Kind of what were those early years like? So I grew up in Fort Myers. I spent a lot of time on the beach. I have a younger brother and then my mom and dad, both of my sets of grandparents lived in Fort Myers as well. So we had a really close family growing up. So you had family around? All the time. OK. And then what brought me to Tallahassee was I applied for FSU to go to school. And my dad happened to get a job offer up here at the exact same time. So I was able to actually move with them up to Tallahassee and stay at home. And go to school. And then I worked as a waitress in the evening just to make a little bit of money. OK. Well, we're not going to let you get away with your early years quite that quickly. Oh, darn. So we're going to come back. So no, no, that's fine. So what kind of kid were you? What kind of student were you? Did you like school? Were you involved in things? Kind of give us a snapshot of that. I did very well in school. I was a Navy student. I always wanted to never disappoint my father. And so I had to do really, really, really well. Yeah. OK. So did you have any interest or activities or anything in school? The beach. The beach. That was it. That's all that mattered in high school was the beach. OK. And sometimes skipping school. So you went to the beach during school hours. I did. OK. All right. Well, I'm sure there's a statute of limitations on that. You're probably fine. All right, so you graduated from Cypress Lake High School. I did. Right? And then you went to Edison Community College? Right. And it was named after Thomas Edison because that was his winter home. I assume everybody knows that. But if you're from that area, I lived in that area for a while. So did you have a career plan for after school? Did you know what you were going to do? I always was very interested in law enforcement and law work. It's something that interests me. So I decided at that time I was going to go to school and become a paralegal. So I did that. I went through Edison. And then I went to the National Center for Paralegal Training and became a certified paralegal and spent 25 years of my life as a paralegal. OK. So just real quickly, describe what a paralegal does. What was your job? My focus was civil litigation because I love that so much. It was a lot of organizing, getting the lawyers ready trial.
A highlight from Rich may buy a horse and name him Humpty hump. Matt is a dancer now and his humpty dance may get him into the dating scene. Mans lifespan depends on who he is married to. Matt is wondering how to become a certified installer of sunblock oil on males. Rich knows what happened at 3AM but Matt has no idea because he was sleeping ! Episode #415 August 16th. 2023
"And for the sunshine and rain today, it's August 16th, Wednesday episode 415 from this And this is Matt on this mic on Hump Day. Hey, have you ever heard a… talking about a hump day, have you ever heard a Humpty hump? What is it, horse? Humpty hump man. Is it horse? No dude. Because that would be a perfect name. He was a rapper. Shock G. He was out of Oakland. Where are you bringing this paper from? He had a hit song called the Humpty was the best life. We had sausages, potatoes in the fire, you know what I'm saying? They didn't feed us with, what do you call that? McDonald's. No, those things that you burn over a fire with the chocolate in the middle. Oh, the s'mores. Yeah, we don't have that chemicals. You missed out. I don't think so. I don't miss them at all. Yeah, you haven't noticed that the average lifespan of man has increased. Yeah, and it's all been with preservatives, we've been eating it. I tell you what. What are you, a dietician now? No, I think it has a lot to do with the guy Mary's. Oh, that might be. Remember what my friend Roman said? Yeah. My ex -wife, she was specialist. She find problem for every solution. Remember that? Yeah, that was good. That's what shortened my life for 30 years. Yeah, well, you know. Yeah, what? Don't worry about it. I'm not, I'm just, I don't have that problem. Anyway, it's hump day, we're celebrating Humpty hump. What do you got for us? What I got for officials. Yeah. Julie Ambrose, thank you, thank you for the music, the tunes, man. The song that we have on front, Divine Naples, Sunshine, you know, it just tells you everything. Don't worry, we're not going to change it with the Humpty dance song. No, no, but it always, when I see you close your eyes and humming here. Yeah, it's a happy song. Yeah, I always recording your humming. I'm going to make a song out of it. Oh, great. Yeah, it's gonna be, we got selling number one on the chart. It's gonna be single. Since we have, we have now connections in the Bezos industry, we're going to get to it. Yeah, that's awesome. Then, you know, maybe we're going to get you a little further. Now, Bruce and Julie, that's a Terracitara band that plays music behind our voices. So if you want to buy their CD, go to Terracitara .com or come to our Divine Naples Coffee and Wine Bar. We will gladly sell you one of their CDs. Yes, we will. BeachSOS .com, that's our official sponsor. So if you're sitting doing nothing, which you know, people do on the beach, then let us know. If you can fill your belly with something good, we have it. 250 items to choose from, from a bottle of wine to dessert sandwiches and baby wipes. So you just tell us. If you need to apply sunscreen, I'm volunteering. If you're female, if you're male, you're out of luck. Yeah. I mean, I'm not certified. That's a good, good call. We are not certified for males. Yeah, that's okay. Uh, you know, what can you do if you're not certified? Maybe you should get certified. Is there any kind of training where you can put oil on men? I don't know. Is it? I don't know. I'm signing up for it. So how'd you learn how to do it? I was watching YouTube videos. Oh yeah. Well, there you go. You can learn everything. I learned my accent there too. That's good. It's a Kentucky accent. It's a beautiful Kentucky accent. Thank you. divineapals .com forward slash discount dash coupons. That's where all the discounts in the amount of $500 waiting for you. So get your printer ready. Maybe, you know, send yourself email. You don't have to print anything. And don't forget this wellness month. We still have 14 days left, right? So you have plenty of time to book your massage. Even though you can do it after, if you're busy or not here in our spa, which is Divine Spa. That's pretty much what I have to do as officials. And this is Rob with that. We can go to our business. Yeah. Why don't you get right to the business? Yeah. So business is very simple. What is it business? You know what happened in three o 'clock in the morning when you were sleeping? I don't know. I was sleeping. I mean, it makes sense that I wouldn't know. I know. I know what happened yesterday. We didn't know anything either. Oh, we did know though. What? Yeah, we know. Now we know. Yeah. So since we know and I know since three o 'clock in the morning, but you don't know. And now I know. Now you don't know yet. You will know and everybody else will know too. We are live with our podcast in Bezos heaven and also Spotify. Oh, look at that. Yeah. So we got invitation email for a podcast to be published in Amazon music. You know, so we are since three o 'clock in the morning and also on Spotify. You can find us on those two platforms, which I think is a fantastic. Yeah. That is really millions and millions of listeners. So we're going to get our voices five million, I think in the Amazon one. Yeah. We're going to subscribers. I don't know. Yeah. 55 million subscribers. Yeah. It's a small that's chump chain. Yeah. Yeah. So, um, we're going to ruin 55 million lives. I don't want to be responsible for that. Oh, you don't want to be responsible for anything, but I can see the, uh, except for putting sun tan lotion on people. Yeah. I'll take the responsibility for it. It's easy. Yeah. So, um, since, uh, Mr. Bezos was so generous and send us that invitation email, I want to just, you know, pay forward and give him a little shout out here on that very valuable, very important and very famous podcast from divine Naples. And that is that, uh, Mr. Bezos, when he gets his, uh, uh, items back, uh, when somebody returned them and that they don't want them, uh, he needs to get rid of them. So he established businesses and one of them is called hot bins. And that is in, uh, in Fort Myers. And, uh, I'll tell you what, it's actually a very interesting business. They get, uh, all these returns from a big corporations and big, uh, back stores like Walmart, Kmart, and, and, uh, while targets and Amazon and everything, they pack them in the bins and they change the price daily. So I guess, uh, I think Tuesday is the day when they bring new merchandise and the price is certain amount for each item is same price. Wow. That sounds like shopping. Yeah. You don't have to do your window shopping shopping. Let's go, honey. Yeah. Uh, that's exactly right. What I would say if I go and your wallet's going to be a little lighter when you get home, but maybe the trunks are going to be heavier. I don't know. You got, can you fit a lot of junk in here? Yeah. Talked about junk the other day. Well, junk. I have a big garage. Yeah. And then you do the garage sale. That's exactly right. Now I feel, I feel where you're going. There you go. That's exactly what the American economy's on. Somebody spends the money. So you just get done yesterday or the day before. I can't remember. I can't remember what, you know, five minutes ago, uh, you just got done telling people to, to, to not shop and fill their garage stores, but now you're telling them to go up to Fort Myers and binge shop. It makes so much sense. And then when you get done binge shopping and get home and look through all this stuff and use it once you can go, I don't really need this. Put it in the garage and go ahead and pay a couple of months on the interest and that type of stuff. And then just open up your garage door in two weeks and start selling it for about 10, 10 % of what you bought it for. But that's exactly what I said three days ago. And you look at me that I'm crazy because and now you're using it against me. Don't, don't, don't store up a bunch of stuff in your garage, but you got to go binge shop. Anyway, it makes all the sense in the world to me. I'm just, you said that's your, that's your favorite sports garage sales, but it's like with my ex wife, I was like, Oh really? And we got to go out and do this garage sale thing again. And then, you know, it was always never just thinking about what's good for the other person. I should have just said, Hey, if that, if she's into that, let's go and do it and make the best of it. And then if I was smart in those times, like you tell everybody I lived in caveman days. So I'm going through the garage sales. I could have found some things of value. I mean, you go out to the Valley where they grow stuff. I'm not saying, I mean, your dad and you are farmers. I'm not saying all farmers are kind of low IQs or anything, but they got stuff in their garage. That's worth money. And if I would have just been a little smarter and educated on what you could find in the golf, uh, in a, in a garage sale, I might've made some, some money anyway. So everybody go been shopping, but you have this rampage here, which is a point is taken, but you have to understand my reasoning. Yeah. Okay. My reasoning is I'm trying to kill, uh, with a two flies with one shot because I, I trying to save some energy over here. Right. So stroke Bezos.
Struggles continue for thousands in Florida 8 months after Hurricane Ian as new storm season looms
"As a new storm season looms, struggles continue for thousands in Florida 8 months after hurricane Ian devastated parts of the state. The sound of the ocean and Fort Myers beach were a hurricane season starts June 1st. Last September Ian a cat 5 swept away Michael selor is camper, since then he's been living in his car an old infinity sedan. This is my house for me and my dog. And that's it. Hundreds remain homeless, construction is ongoing. Debbie sams with beach baptist church says the need is overwhelming. Everyone's in need. Even when they think they're not in need. Many struggle to get insurance payouts, federal and state assistance, building permits and simply finding a place to shower. I'm Julie Walker
"fort myers" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Maybe two with all the food in the stores. And then chaos is going to start. It's going to last for about three months. Should we launch a preemptive strike as Bush 43? The Bush 43 doctor. All these balloons are, we have sending over so many balloons. And those are only the four, we detected, but this a lot more trust me, I know this work fact. Pauly. I've asked you, Paul. Should we launch a preemptive strike against the red Chinese, get them before they get us? You know what? I have no idea. Haven't you haven't you signed in to the Bush doctrine of preemptive strikes? How did that work out in Iraq? How did that work out? People were crazy. Crazy than me. I was busy all day looking for white supremacists. By the way, Broadway Billy, you were a targeted group. Black man did you see any white supremacists menacing you threatening you? I fornicating you. Did you see them, Bill Lee? Of course you did not. Avery, it was a little sharper than you, Bill Lee, because you your friend won a wolf happens to be Jewish and white, so you've overlooked his whiteness because he sent solidarity with you playing shuffleboard down in Fort Myers. At your condos, but Avery, who has spent hours preparing or Frank murano extravaganza, maybe the whitest person who has ever existed in this world, Frank murano. Avery, did you get a sense that white supremacists were trailing you today and were a threat to you and coming to the studios at WABC? Did you take extra precautions on Saturday Avery? Uh,
"fort myers" Discussed on TFG Truth
"And espouse common sense. Today we'll be joined by Andrew Giuliani. Stay tuned, folks for him. Lots going on. We want to definitely send our thoughts, prayers, wishes to all of those in Florida, especially Fort Myers just got absolutely whacked by hurricane Ian. And if you have any friends, family, or if you're actually down there, we really hope you've been safe. We hope that your family can recover because this was a whopper. Yeah, I think the craziest part was they really didn't know for a while what it was going to hit, right? They thought maybe South Florida, then it went to Tampa, then it came back to Southwest Florida. It was a pretty wild, I guess we'll call it 48 to 72 hours of not knowing and not because they were not doing their jobs just because the thing changed. It was pretty crazy. Yeah, and this isn't the time to talk about, you know, what did people do wrong or what do we have to fix? And, you know, should we reconsider certain destinations and all that kind of thing? It's not the time to do that. I'm sure that the leaders, the mayors, the governor, Ron DeSantis, is going to be going through all of those details, the first and foremost thing, though, is make sure everyone's safe. Make sure everyone is out of harm's way. All these utility trucks. You see the one clip there were tens of thousands of utility trucks basically all queued up ready to go. I mean, that's what America is all about, right? It's about getting back together in a common cause and especially during these types of tragedies. I'm sure you saw the clip of the one reporter trying to get political with the santas on this and he just shut it right down. Break down. And that's what you need. That's what a leader does. A leader doesn't get wrapped up in an asinine question like that. They go, no, no, no, stop. And that's what he does.
"fort myers" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Get over to the newsroom now for a check of the global news as we see wi WTI trade at $81 a barrel, Denise Pellegrini joins us Denise. Thank you, Juliet and Ian has regained hurricane strength threatening to strike again, South Carolina the next target it's left massive damage behind it that is destroyed the coastal Fort Myers area and may also destroy the Florida property insurance market. Raw sewage meantime now swirling with floodwaters. Some good news though, Orlando reopening its airport tomorrow at noon, all closed ports in Florida said to reopen Saturday. Vladimir Putin vowing to annex parts of Ukraine Russia controls tomorrow. U.S. senators so threatening new sanctions against any country that recognizes the move. Some Republicans suggesting meantime that China may have used COVID lockdowns to separate U.S. diplomats from family members and coerce the diplomats into revealing U.S. intelligence they're calling for an investigation. And hope you like a free plane ticket to Hong Kong Juliet because local media outlet sing Tao says the government they're reportedly planning to give away a half million plane tickets. This is to lure visitors back when the government removes remaining COVID restrictions. Put your order in Juliet, but we're not sure if they're letting journalists take advantage of this hope so though. Probably not. I'm sure Brian can't wait till I get back to Hong Kong and he can see me again. His face on our Zoom call indicating perhaps. Not that excited. Let's get back to, I guess. Olivia desi head of apec of flag research at contigo joining us on the line from Singapore. I mentioned there again the PBOC trying to stem the decline in the currency and we are looking ahead to the PMI data which is expected to show once again weakness in this economy. When do things start to turn around for the China story, Olivia. I think this is hard to tell because we don't know when the policies will be lifted. So as long as the policy is still overhanging and there could be winter is coming and we could expect another surge in new cases and therefore another series of lockdowns. So that's the big question right now. I think people are going to avoid that question for the time being. Simply because there's just too many unknown unknowns. You've got higher volatility about 10% more than you had in an earlier in the summer. So also, again, on a daily basis, your probability or possibility of losses are bigger than they used to be. So you have to be more sure about the return side of the equation now. And I think given the way that the narrative is going on both to your political climate change, you name it macroeconomic news. Nothing really is positive right now. So I think the return side of the equation is probably taking a hit, which means since the risk side is going up, a lot of people have to jump out. So I think for the days or weeks, it's going to be a kind of a negative net risk appetite market and that's going to go on a lot. With the party Congress coming up, China is expected to push further on its goal of common prosperity. And we heard that from the senior party ideologists, how about young or Hyundai Chung? So when I read that, I just started thinking that that probably means that you're going to have this overhang of regulatory constrictions to continue for some time to come in China. And I think many of us were hoping that that was going to be easing during this period. Your thoughts on that. I mean, it's possible, but again, I would say around especially around an event like this, which is very much domestic, a lot of the a lot of the talk that you hear is aimed at a local audience, not necessarily a business audience or a global audience. Same thing around U.S. election periods or anywhere else people are playing to the local electorate or in China just to the local party bosses. So I wouldn't read too much into it. We always knew that regulatory risk is high in China because they can very quickly decide that no shorting know this. You can't get out. You can't get your money out in the greedy money out for now. So this has always been in the background. And I don't think it's new for investors. A very big weekend here, Olivia in Singapore for the F one, and you're looking at the Porsche IPO that we saw in Europe as a guide of investor sentiment. What do you see there? Yeah, I think this one will be interesting because they priced it at the very high end of the range. Indicating that it's baseball's wagon and then their bankers believe that wealthy consumers are not going to change their buying patterns. So it will be interesting to see what investors think of that, maybe investors are also worried that the high net worth consumers is starting to pull back on the spending as well. So I think I look at that as an indication of what the market yields and that consumer spending. So you have basically through this interview not been as bearish as what many people are thinking of. But I guess if you think about the past 12 years, Olivier, we've had returns in the stock market of about, say, ten, ten, 11% per annum. At the same time, risk free assets were zero. So that gap was huge, but now you can buy treasuries, get 4%, and you've got earnings coming down. So this would be a tough time for equities to say in the next 6 months to a year. I think less than that, I think, I think this could be just temporary because we've been preparing for this for 18 months now. So I think most people have either positioned themselves for a very scenario or have already, unfortunately, out of time, Olivia desia from contigo
Gov. DeSantis: Rescues Underway, Waiting to Confirm Number of Deaths
"People have been rescued from places like Fort Myers Fort Myers beach sanibel Marco island as well as the barrier islands in Charlotte county obviously there was a lot of calls coming in as the storm was really raging yesterday People who did not evacuate were hunkered down There was storm surge there was a lot of apprehension understandably when initially the first responders came this morning People would wave them down whether they were by helicopter boat or high water vehicle Now what they're finding is on places like sanibel most of the residents are just waving Thank you for coming but they say that they're fine And that they're staying put now I think that there's going to be issues with being on some of those islands because they're not going to have services like we expect for quite some time given the limitations of transportation but nevertheless that's a sign that some of the folks who did ride it out are stabilized in their home They are first responders are doing targeted searches just going home by home checking to see if people are okay and then responding to specific reports if they're missing loved ones There will of course be many more rescues that are added to the tiller Now we absolutely expect to have mortality from this hurricane that are just caution people There's a process by where that is confirmed and I know the people have said certain things in terms of confirmed that will be made a parent over the coming days But I think the things that have been said out there that is not something that has been confirmed at this juncture
The Damage Done by Hurricane Ian, Striking Charleston Next
"Now you know the death toll must be significant I don't know The extent of it but when you look at the damage that's been done and you know everybody didn't leave and some people were hunkering down when you're talking about wins like this you're talking about a massive tornado It's pretty much what you're talking about And so much of Fort Myers is gone Along the waterfront They have a whole downtown area that's been built up over the years beautiful area and it's 90% gone Because of a 150 155 mile an hour winds at slammed into it And you think about people in older homes you think about people that have trailer homes other types of homes those people you think about the pets even The dogs and the cats and so forth you just think about all the devastation because that's what this is It's devastation This storm is tracking to Charleston South Carolina Which is a beautiful town And it's tracking as a hurricane category one It went out to the ocean and it's heading back It's cutting across Sort of towards Savannah to some extent but it looks like it's taking aim right now at Charleston Now we're on the radio and Charleston we're on the radio all over the country So you need to heed warnings from local officials You must
Dan Bongino Reacts to Hurricane Ian's Damage
"So governor of desantis and Florida has given a briefing now We were just listening to it during the break a little bit It's just bad folks I'm down here in Florida I'm on the east coast East coast at least the southeast coast precision matters has avoided a lot of Ian's deadly little trail and bands I'm not sure Orlando in those regions are going to be spared but I know that area well That area is Florida congressional district 19 and for those of you who know me that's where I ran for Congress In Naples Cape Coral Bonita estero I know that area well Golden Gate sanibel Marco island they got wrecked pretty good folks They really really got hurt They were going to be a lot of people suffering and I believe in the power of prayer I pray for strength for the people who are going through this but if you look at the pictures coming out of Fort Myers they have some on Fox right now I don't know how to describe some of them apocalyptic I mean they're just it looks like a just wall of water was just dropped on Fort Myers With the commensurate damage and sand piles and everything else with it You know they say in a hurricane you know hide from the wind and run from the water It's the water that does most of the damage and the storm surge here was amazing I mean just it was really a hundred plus years they haven't seen anything like this with this kind of storm surge over there
"fort myers" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"U.S., but in some others. And that's a check of markets risk. All right, well, we do check them every 15 minutes or so But watching for more sanctions on Russia and hurricane Ian slamming into Florida, let's get over to the newsroom and join Bloomberg said Denise Pellegrini for the latest global news. Rashad Ian is making landfall has made landfall as a category four storm near Fort Myers one of the strongest ever to hit the state governor Ron DeSantis, saying the surges hit 12 feet in some places, and the governor says conditions are so bad now. Anyone who chose not to evacuate, well, they may just have to write it out on their own. Obviously, local responders can make decisions, but by and large, until the storm passes, you know, they are not going to go into a situation for rescue and put their own folks at risk. So governor descent is saying the storm surge 12 feet near Fort Myers meteorologist Dennis Phillips with W FTS saying he's hearing 14 feet from viewers. When you're building home is on the West Coast of Florida, I'm not so sure a lot of people take into account a 15 or a 20 foot surge or at the very least water coming that high and some houses are just floating away in Pasco sheriff's office is warning about live power lines in the floodwaters Patrick fuller is Florida's emergency management director in Charlotte county. We are urging residents to continue to remain in their homes away from windows and hunker down safe as possible. Meantime in Washington, The White House says it stands by ready to help Florida aid is not political. It says White House press secretary Jean Pierre. There's no politics in this when we talk about extreme weather when we talk about what we're seeing right now with a category four hurricane about to any moment now about to hit the coast of Florida. This is about the people of Florida. White House press secretary queen Jean Pierre, rising tension over the war in Ukraine with Russia holding that referendum in Ukrainian territory some calling it a land grab. Meantime the head of Ukraine's nafta gas says Russia may try to attack Ukrainian gas infrastructure and watch for more sanctions on Russia the State Department sanctions coordinator this is ambassador James O'Brien says the U.S. and allies are working on targeting finance technology human rights and energy in a new round of sanctions. President Biden kicking off a new Pacific island initiative today with a two day summit in an effort to counter Chinese influence, but the Australian broadcasting corporation though is reporting that the Solomon Islands has already balked at signing a joint declaration. It ain't a security agreement you may remember with China earlier this year. Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than a 120 countries. In the newsroom I'm Denise Pellegrini, this is Bloomberg, Brian. All right, thanks very much. Denise, the time 38 minutes past the hour it's time for global news
"fort myers" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Abby I don't want to go into the spaghetti factory is something to get some yummy food from a local restaurant. Happy birthday, Abby. Thank you for listening to the show. The Pat Walsh show News. 93.1 kpk 15 30 A m 107 degrees tomorrow. 107 degrees. You've gotta love a story that says a Florida man and then whatever follows What is it with Florida? Is that of Fort Myers, Florida. Try this dude's trying to get someone's attention. You know, out here we're spending all this or we have this gas tax, so they're going to fix all of our roads and all the potholes. Not sure exactly how they're remedying those things in in Florida. But this Adam four Myers potholes nothing out of the ordinary, It says. For many drivers, anyone who's how to ride down a roadway whittled with them knows the pain of failing to avoid them, says the story. But What's a little strange is well, having a banana tree play planted inside of one of them. That's what this guy did, I guess. He, um one person in southwest Florida. Planet. A banana tree inside, where the potholes on, uh, potholes, each trying to get their attention to the potholes. See? Mhm. Mm Um Brian Raymond, owner of Progress and Ride Fitness group, admitted he planted the tree. Um, in into Honda Drive in Fort Myers. After growing tired of constantly filling the pothole with cement, the only issue banana. The roadway is a private streets. That means Lee County where the road resides is not responsible for its maintenance. It's up to the private owners who will now apparently be enjoying bananas from the pothole. The local pothole banana tree, my dear, greenish where you're looking means that you are right for cooking morning from Coming up in the next hour. Including right my dear those little flecks of brown up here, Cash or criminals, Pat Walsh show for my friends delicious to from into wind..
"fort myers" Discussed on Beach Talk Radio
"Know any thanks to jim for coming on. Let's let's get to some trivia questions now dare don't forget tonight folks some old trivia questions to we're going to be we're going to be at shuckers tonight from six to eighty eight o'clock. They're celebrating their one hundredth anniversary. And you have to get dressed up like a gangster or flipper tonight. And if you're if whatever flapper flipper. And i don't think you really need to get dressed up But it would be kind of cool there. It's a casino night. I guess right. It's a casino night so they're going to be doing How do you. How are they going to do that. I know. Brian explained it last week. You do you buy something and is it fake money or is it real money or is it real money money you come in. I think there's a minimal donations come in. Buy your tickets by your funny money and have a good time all right question number one for those of you. That are out there that one last week. Please try and let the others win. We want to spread the love around. We have more gift certificates to give away. So let's start with a gift certificate to our next door neighbors mango rita's. Here's your question. The first person to type in the right answer in the facebook chat box is to win a gift certificate to mangareva is what famous major league baseball slugger frequent the island doing ads for sears. From its test base across the bridge fishing the bay and visiting our little league of course little league is big down here as you know is famous major league baseball player. He's he's no longer alive. I don't need i believe. He thought he could freeze his head in ice and still live That might give you a head to find right. That might get. What are you all staring at before. You're trying to figure out how it is famous baseball player. He is in the national baseball hall of fame. Which is where cooperstown. F- you know who that hall of fame baseball players any was a world class hitter. No john lilo is wrong. And yes i believe he emits. You are correct mitch. A big round of applause for mitch. Right down the name there from our artificial studio audience. I don't have a pen very good. The answer is ted williams. So mitch you are the first winner with a write your name down here because we don't want to screw that up right the second question. The pete rose oh come on jocelyn. Pete rose babe. Ruth was another very very nice. Try nancy. I don't even know why i'm laughing because that's a very good guest. So wait jay was i. Oh sorry. Mitch and i didn't even see j. j. one i i'm going to write jays name down j. You are the winner. Good call john out there all right here. We go again number two. What was the first pizza. Made and sold on fort myers beach. It was a pizza. Where was the first pizza. Made on fort myers beach. Good one this. These are courtesy of lear mel sack. That's metis spaghetti out of here with you. Cheat sheet try. These are questions. Oh god why. Where was the first pizza. Made and sold here on. Fort myers beach kind.
"fort myers" Discussed on Beach Talk Radio
"So you can get whatever color you want to match your house. There's the chainsaw guy that's on the property. And he's out back. I went and saw them. That was amazing. He's sits there with the chainsaw. Cuts all these carvings from from. Would by hand no desire you know. They do Pelicans they do they'll do anything. Manatee or tripping over my cord. I asked everybody to get together to chip in and send you to vietnam so that you could take a trip there. Can you get off the cord okay. You're not going to get off the court all right. Well we'll come back. I don't nearly do them. Justice like you do thank you everybody for tuning in today Hate it when you do that much better. How did it go with your ad there. That's not good. Think not good you news. The lighting situation. I think you're a little too hard on everybody. Because i think that the situation is really complicated. Now and i also think that kovic really threw a wrench in things to everybody was still working during kovic so i guess when i when i look back at those those meetings back then or at that meeting back then and i see that. That was a perfect. You know setup for let me get as much information as i can i. I just think that issue should be the number one issue. And listening to bruce. Talk about it the way he was talking about it in that meeting. I mean i do miss bruce about that because he he was constantly harping on On the on the lighting and he was ready to go with that plan and he said you know he called Radio when ray was saying you know.
"fort myers" Discussed on Beach Talk Radio
"Where i could see after the first consultant did it. And then after the council met they asked roger to go back and get someone else to come in and look at amber light. So i do believe again. I don't know this for certain. But i think they are tasked with looking at the solution of amber lighting for the for the roadway for sure and. Here's here's the other thing. I don't want to keep harping on it but the other thing that gets irritating when you watch those meetings is you know. They want to lay blame on the countywide. Isn't the county involved more. Fbi monopoly. they don't really care. Well you guys had not put together. I'm sure the county wants to be safer. But you incorporated you guys want it to be your own government and now because something is going awry you want to blame the county for it was. It was crazy to watch that. How about you put together a plan. How about you come up with three different ideas. And then you bring it to the county or go to rayson delhi and say we've got three ideas we want. We want you guys to pay fifty percent or we want you guys to pay a certain amount yet. it's just like they. Just the relationship with lee county doesn't exist. They don't go to any of their meetings. They don't participate at any of their board meetings to make. It seem like the relationship is getting any better but they wanna blame the county and so come up with a plan and here. We are again with another consultant will say this is really the first consultant. But whatever i mean you can't really blame it on lee county your incorporated. This is your town. Come up with an idea to fix it before you. You blame it on. Lake county or blame. Fbi for being. I know when you wash you folks you have to wash the two thousand and nineteen meeting because that really was told a big story at that meeting you can really see. There was some confusion but they really felt like the only way to go is amber lighting at the time. Now it's been two years so maybe they've changed things or maybe they'll find out so the the question for you but i don't think it was that i think my impression of that meeting was that they were..
"fort myers" Discussed on Beach Talk Radio
"But i guess. I don't really i'm confused as to why you can't come up with a fixture not you but why there isn't a fixture to unique situation. It seems because it's still dark at night where the light shines on the road and a hundred percent is black behind it you can. That's what i'm saying l. complicated that. It's it's not complicated. I don't know why. I don't know why we're making it more complicated but we have lights with no back light and puts the light on the road and you can have a good uniformity throughout the system. So do you think it's because the people that the perhaps the turtle folks don't understand that the white lights can be okay. I do think that it's because there's a lot of emotion. As i said before we all love turtles and sometimes we think if we say everything i mean. I heard on that same commented that people were saying. Well we make the people on the in. The buildings use amber. So why would we make the town big. That's not a. That's not a good argument. I mean because the turtles can see the lighting over there. If the turtles can't see this over here why would you wanna use a lighting that actually contributes significantly to our carbon footprint. Cost us more money and you know an millions of dollars to to put that in. It's going to be very expensive to your point. I mean maybe the options have not been clearly have not been explained so that everybody can understand what they are and how that will be the thing. I mean the the folks and there's many folks besides the organizations that love the turtles. So i think it is incumbent on evers presenting to fully explain things so that they know the option. That's why you have a two hundred thousand dollar town manager who's supposed to go out and get all the information that he can bring back to the town council so they can see it instead. He just sits there with his thumb. His nose figuring how many people are gonna vote one way or the other way just to keep his job until he's ready to go to belize after his contract runs out or hopefully he gets fired before that but isn't that his job his job is to go out to all these different municipalities or to work with his legacy will be. He came into office or he came to. Fort myers beach without lights. And he's gonna leave without lights because there's no way those lights are going to be built with him as town manager and that should be the number one priority. It's so unsafe out there. It is so unsafe and yet it's it's just seems like oh by the way what's going on with the lights. Well did you want me to bring f. p. l. in it just it's it's it's almost criminal to me that that isn't the top priority for that council. I agree. I mean and i also agree with him. Thank you i do. Because i think that you're welcome. I think that. I think that the well intentioned folks don't understand you know there's always pluses and negatives of every decision you know and you know right now it's just a matter of taste. You know what i like. Do i like this or that. And there's an old saying in a matter of taste. There is no dispute. you can't. I can't argue if you want this over here but what i can do is say if you want amber and by the way i don't know if you know why you have to have amber on-road that's going to be shiny just on the road and not on the dunes then your other trade offs you know. Here's the cost. Here's what's going to happen to the island..
"fort myers" Discussed on Beach Talk Radio
"Too and race and shot that right down. Change season to season. You can have a dull life source but led you don't and integrated led. But he had mentioned was that there are some towns that will say these fixtures are visible to the beach. So we're gonna turn those off during turtles and you know. I think i think some of the council members are. someone said. They didn't like that. I don't necessarily disagree with that. I think that's not a great thing. But there's another solution that f. b. pl could do and that would be to put them on a dimmer. We have wireless control systems that you can put a fixture in you can control them wirelessly so it's not only the color of light but it's also the intensity so that is what dan did talk about that about. Yep yep when he was on talked about you know being able to that the technology is out there to to be able to get them up and bring it down which is controlled by someone here on the beach so if there was an emergency and you needed them they got to crank among you can flash them during a period of emergency or during the turtle season you can if you had good uniformity. Let's say let's say they designed it to one foot candle just you know. Mount of life is put out. You could turn turtle season. Drop it to half of that. And you would still have visibility because his uniform so wireless controls in dimming a wider light whatever color you choose is also not a bad bet the other question i have to when you have all those amber lights that you need more polls i think everybody knows you need more polls there are so many businesses and and driveways along estero boulevard. Right now is it even possible to put enough polls up so that you have enough lighting at night without blocking driveway rearranging the sidewalks. To the point where you delight is continuing all the way down the road. That's a good question i don't. I don't know that there is for amber. Sorry what was the question little game that got a sure I think that For the white for a wider light the has more output and more distribution..
"fort myers" Discussed on Beach Talk Radio
"That person looked like he. He knew what he was talking about. He gave them options. Well then they're getting on f pl they don't they don't give us options or their monopoly and they don't really care and how come we're still to me. It looks like the this town spends more time on trying to figure out how to get something setup for people that live in the water. Seventy people live in the morning field. And they're working so hard to build trailers under the bridge or find a two million dollar piece of property to buy and it just seems like this this this road which is so dangerous. Somebody got killed on the road because of the situation. From what ray said during the meeting it should be brought up every single meeting. Here's where we are. Here are some options. Here's what's going on. How about how about the town manager. Says i went to fort lauderdale and went to santa bell and went to every single beach town and i got all these report so you can see them and said we don't see any of that until somebody says. Oh by the way. What's going on with the lights. Yeah i think. I think the the the problem is that. There's a lot of conflicting opinions that are going on. Everybody has a lot of stakeholders. It's not just us on the meeting. There's a lot of input from the turtle. You know the people who are really focused on the turtles which we all are. I don't know anybody that doesn't turtles yes. I think that that's the first piece in an at that meeting. If you noticed on there they had that was. The first public comment was a lot of trouble. Time and other people make really good comments about the need to protect the turtles. Then you have people that you know in the stakeholders committee that are thinking about the color of lighting. There's some other studies that have been out there talking about the color of lighting whether it's a warm color or whether it's a medium or really bright thousand k. Lights that you see so you have that faction that's going on as well and then you have people who are just focused on what the cost is and you know if you know. How much is it going to cost and what. Fbi take care of it or whether the island is that what happened at that meeting..
"fort myers" Discussed on Beach Talk Radio
"Tattooed last week. Well i'll tell you what what i get. My next batch will come make a surprise appearance in between guests. And i'll make sure that you guys are all outfitted with some new details. I'll swag thanks for coming out. We appreciate it anything we can do to help out. Just let us know likewise my friend. Thanks for having me right. Everybody round duty big hand for that is not even an artificial audience there. That is a real audience here. Pete's timeout and if any of you are outside eating at beats and you want us to shut it off because it's really annoying you just raise your hand and we will shut it off. That's the last thing that we want to do. So all right there what are you doing. I don't know where she's going. He's supposed to be reading the ad. But you never ever listens to what the instructions are when the show starts is supposed to turn the microphone on all right. Are you ready. are you ready..
"fort myers" Discussed on Beach Talk Radio
"Captive santa bell Fort myers were just sitting here. A totally totally you know. Let's throw me off like we have. We have to show on the speakers out and it's the first time we've ever done that. It almost feels like you have an audience. Now like you're talking to people that are listening so it kind of freaked me out that have to be on my best behavior. So what is the the biggest property of ever sold for how much and what was the commission on it. I've been in this for twenty two years. I've done stuff from all that part to ten million dollars the course of my life. No you sold a ten million dollar piece of property. Have you seen bill gates his property. You know they're getting divorced now. Devore's you see the property. They haven't seattle. Were three hundred million dollars. They have it has ten. How do you figure this out. That has ten rooms. Twenty four bathrooms. I mean that would work for me. But i don't understand how you build a house for ten like sleeping rooms at twenty four bathrooms. Well you figure each each bedrooms two bathrooms you have to have a his and hers sweet okay. So all that takes care of twenty of them and then four guest bathrooms for people. That aren't saying god. Okay well there are real estate and chester. So i guess that makes sense. So you're where is your ten million dollar property. That was in southie. Southeastern wisconsin and it was a commercial property wisconsin. Yeah that's where. I'm from originally came here a year ago. I've been selling real estate for twenty two years. I've only been selling real estate here for about five months. Okay so have you sold anything yet here. Oh absolutely yeah house yeah. The market does got a commercial Dealing in commercial the houses tell us about the house. One of the houses That we are actually marketing. Right now is right on. You're going to try and sell it..
"fort myers" Discussed on Beach Talk Radio
"Won't be available to finish filming the entire first season Which we're putting ten episodes together as we speak and then where it will be seen really as a matter of negotiation where working with an agent dan action negotiating with several networks in the streaming services to To bring the show out there. Just specific to fort myers beach. Or you're gonna be featuring other beaches we're gonna feature other beaches however fort myers. Beach has become our new home base We have talked about launching a podcast format being very different from this one. Instead of being focused on local events more focused on to the tourism aspect of things But we're you know we're not really sure about that part development but the show itself is what we're really focused on which is to put ten to twelve episodes seasons out every year With great video content great imagery and showing people that you can go get out of your home. Get on a plane. If they'll let you take a mask off and go enjoy life again. So i'm ready for that still. A little confused is the goal of the show to promote fort myers beach or is it to promote the fact that you're running around the beach with two women that are on your wife. The goal of the show is to promote eating playing staying in various beach. Towns fort myers. Beach is the goal of the first episode so every episode will will be feature length episode featuring a different town. Where do you think my microphone on. Microphone new arm here. What do you think of that. You might want to get one of those. I like it about eighty bucks. How's it going to carry that around in his. Don't you have like an suv or in Oh you're talking about for podcasting. Yeah studio but not not in times square not outside a building. He about ten feet away from me. Those are we'll we'll have. What do you call it. A podcast off. Oh yeah you'll back by the way. We will have an update on our inside outside thing next saturday next saturday. Show middle tees. Were there for what we're doing to To try and get back outside. We'll update everybody on that next saturday but also today. Don't forget folks we we are going to have more. Trivia fort myers beach trivia. We have more gift certificates. That's coming up after Jim and his discussion on the lighting on estero boulevard. Which really is a death trap down there. Have you ever driven or rode your bike in the dark on boulevard. Here in fort myers beach. I've done all of the above. Yeah what do you think of lighting situation on the beach there. The lighting situation. Yeah on a cerebral of our at night. Right that right. It can be a little dark. Yeah very dark. So that's going to be our topic at nine thirty so stay tuned for that but back to nudity on the beach there now. Is this your fulltime thing. Or you also doing real estate fulltime. I still sell real estate for a living. I have for twenty two years. And i'm with a national company cody xp realty and we actually have. I actually have team members in about four different states that That that i work directly with. But i'm focusing mostly on fort myers beach santa bell captive and the southern half of cape coral. Now i was on. You have a facebook page. I i was on that. And i saw the video clip of the whole pelican thing that happened..
"fort myers" Discussed on Beach Talk Radio
"Hand for pete's timeout. Everybody very nice so we have a live studio audience today. See that maybe they do want to listen to the show near you never know you are really so loud remarks. Not on so wait. Let's try this on there. We go all right so you can't hear me with those on you later on the show later on his show. We're going to talk about the lighting situation and of tonight we're gonna be live from shuckers from six o'clock to eight o'clock because they have their one hundred is at one hundred one hundred celebration and she's going to have a flip redress on right. It's a flapper dress. twenty you party. So what's a flapper dress. By the way it's in the tradition of nineteen twenties. It's got all this fringe on and they've they're typically fringe stresses all right. And you wear a headband. With a feather in it and you might wear Gwang gloves and then if you smoke you have this really long thing. That's like a cigarette holder right so we'll be there from six o'clock to eight o'clock. I am not aware it's all about the marketing for me. I'll have my hat my shirt on. You're gonna look ridiculous without as far as get up and for those of you. That don't know shuckers is down the road a little bit right next to the building. That's about to fall down. If you know what i mean. So join us from six o'clock to eight o'clock tonight and at nine thirty this morning we're going to be talking to Jim hockett who is a lighting expert. And he's also on the stakeholders committee meeting group that meets To talk about the lighting here on fort myers beach mostly on estero boulevard. Speaking of the lighting yesterday was a big day on the beach. Because i oh the first yes the first sea turtle nast sell and i actually was running down the beach today and got to see it or one..
Tampa breaks record for rainfall
"Weekend storms just over two inches of rain fell Sunday, breaking the previous record of 1.9 inches set back in 1957. Lakeland, Fort Myers and Sarasota. Bradenton also broke rainfall records on Sunday with Florida's news. I'm John
Florida state officials want to put a stop to COVID "vaccine tourism"
"Getting covered 19 vaccines because they cannot prove their state residency. That's a full time job now between my wife's chemo appointments down here and all that stuff. It's like I'm back to work. Royce Minsky spoke to Wink TV and Fort Myers. The state implemented the residency requirement last week to limit so called vaccine tourism people who travel to Florida just to get inoculated. Seasonal residents who don't have a Florida driver's license can use a rental agreement to show they live here. Should another
"fort myers" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"The best in your new career. Thank you. That was Brian in Denver, Colorado in the snowy January here on the Rick Adelman show, Triple eight plan Rick Lin is with us on the air. She's from Fort Myers, Florida. Lynn, Welcome to the program. How are you? Good. How are you doing? Well, thank you so much. How can I help you today? My problem is I got out of the market, which I've been in 100% all through the years. And I went straight cash. What should I do with it? And then tell me your age seven days that are you married? Yes, but this is my account. I've never held anything jointly in my life. Good for you and your husband has assets separately. Therefore, and you know how much money he has. No, but it's a lot more than mine. Okay? And what are your monthly expenses? How much do you spend Every month? I always been my social security. I've never touched my are him. D I die. Take a Dalit, and then I put it in accounting. It keeps on growing. Okay? Do you have Children? No. So I'm going to give you two answers to your questions. First answer is, you should keep doing exactly what you're doing. You should leave the money in cash and just keep doing that for the rest of your life. You have more money than you need to support yourself. There's no reason for you to take any financial risk. Just don't I had too much in cash now. They say that they're going after cash in the new Abidin and Minister. What do you mean by that? They say that they're going after singers cash? No, That's nonsense. That's complete and utter nonsense. The government is not going to seize your bank accounts. That is complete nonsense. You gotta stop looking at all that crazy material on the Internet. It's all fake news designed to scare you. So ignore all of that a lot of other people right now, besides me, sure you could invest the money in a highly diversified way the way you've done throughout your career, But what for? You already have more money than you're ever going to spend in your lifetime. So my advice would be choose the sleep. Easy factor. Leave your money where it is right now. And go find something else to read than the crazy Internet. Thank you very much. You're very welcome. Lin. Thank you for calling. That was Lin in North Fort Myers, Florida here on the Rick Adelman show. That's all the time we've got on the show this weekend. Thanks very much for joining me and remember, this is your last opportunity coming up. Tuesday, January 26th my special virtual event, the impact of the elections on your investments.
"fort myers" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD
"She's from Fort Myers, Florida. Lynn, Welcome to the program. How are you? How are you doing? Well, thank you so much. How can I help you today? My problem is I got out of the market, which I've been in 100% alter the years and I went to straight cash. What should I do with it? And then tell me your age seven. A sad Are you married? Yes, but this is my account. I've never held anything jointly in my life. Good for you and your husband has assets separately. Therefore, And do you know how much money he has? No, but it's a lot more than mine. Okay? And what are your monthly expenses? How much do you spend Every month? I always been my social security. I've never touched my owner him date I die. Take a dollar and then I put it in accounting. It keeps on growing. Okay? Do you have Children? No. So I'm gonna give you two answers to your questions. First answer is you should keep doing exactly what you're doing. You should leave the money in cash and just keep doing that for the rest of your life. You have more money than you need to support yourself. There's no reason for you to take any financial risk. I just stopped. I had too much in cash now. They say that they're going after cash in the new Abidin and Minister. What do you mean by that? They say that they're going after singers cash? No, That's nonsense. That's complete and utter nonsense. The government is not going to seize your bank accounts. That is complete nonsense. You gotta stop looking at all that crazy material on the Internet. It's all fake news designed to scare you. So ignore all of that. So help us a lot of other people right now. Besides me, sure you could invest the money in a highly diversified way the way you've done throughout your career, But what for? You already have more money than you're ever going to spend in your lifetime. So my advice would be choose the sleep. Easy factor. Leave your money where it is right now. And go find something else to read than the crazy Internet. Thank you very much. You're very welcome. Lin. Thank you for calling. That was Lin in North Fort Myers, Florida here on the Rick Adelman show. That's all the time we got on the show this weekend. Thanks very much for.
College Basketballs Uncertain Return to the Court
"I on thursday. Tupper beat six rate. Kansas ninety awesome performance and then on friday afternoon mark to the gonzaga coach. Confirm that the zags beat auburn on friday morning. Nine hundred sixty seven after a player believed to be julian straw. They're tested positive for covid. Nineteen so norlander. We're gonna get into next credible opening week on the court second. But let's start here where you surprise in an auburn still played on friday after a gonzaga player test positive. I was surprised because my opinion is that if other teams and i'm not saying all other teams but many other teams were in that situation. The game would not have been played in my opinion. If gonzaga ran into the issues it ran into and it was playing in belleville. gonzaga would not have played. It's game on friday. Gonzaga might not have even played a game against kansas or fill in the other opponent again. If you put it in. And i'm i'm speaking from what i'm seeing here and the protocols and everything that goes into place to even holding this in the state of connecticut okay. Gonzaga had a member of its travel party test positive on thursday gonzaga took two different planes to the event specific and has taken two different buses. It's it's doing specifically to guard against this. But obviously there is no full on guarding against this so we played kansas. And we'll get but then you know at least one player as positive another believed to be The players roommate is kept out as a precautionary reason. And the game goes off because and you can speak to a gp. Frankly we'll we'll get to virginia san francisco the minute but i was i was. I was watching that game. So i didn't hear fuse press conference. I've seen some of what he said. They're the relying on the florida health officials as being the ones that were to clear it and the health officials down there made that determination and it might wind up that that determination is going to be okay in the end. But i've received four text messages from coaches to heads to assistance. All of them basically asking why in the hell is gonzaga in auburn. Being allowed to play right now one of them saying if this was us there is no shot in hell that we would have been able to play and so this this is certainly captured. A little bit of attention around the college basketball world understandably so gonzaga's looked awesome. But you can make an easy argument that it that it should not have a have played the game. What are your thoughts. And then what can you share for the listeners. That might not have seen a about what few said in his postgame. Zoom press conference. Okay so mark was clearly asked about it and he said he kept it very simple. He's did we followed turns guidelines not we tournament guidelines were were in place and established. We had this positive test. And then we follow the guidelines and then the florida health officials came in and they contact tracing how they contact tracing. They told us we were okay. We were cleared to play and we play. He kept it. He didn't really expand anymore than that but listen. They didn't do anything illegal. They possibly did something irresponsible but didn't do anything illegal. They didn't act in defiance of the tournament or florida. Health officials noted that florida as a state hasn't taken covid nineteen that seriously to begin with. So what florida. Health officials were okay. Where quite clearly would be the same thing that said california. Health officials are okay. Wis lucky if they wanted to play the game. They're lucky they were in florida as opposed to to somewhere else. And you're exactly right. It's bubble ville or in south dakota. I don't believe this game would have been played. Wichita state got sent home from south dakota because they had maybe a couple of people in the travel and party test positive. They were like okay. Get outta here. You're not playing today. you're not playing tomorrow. you're not playing it off. So i don't know that this game would have been played if it were a tournament. Where you're at or in south dakota but because this was sort of a thing they put together in fort myers as long. Auburn was cool to play and gonzaga wanted to play. they were allowed to pluck. I though was surprised that the game went off. Because i mean we've seen baseball teams. Get shut down over one positive test during the major league baseball season the world series if it would have if the dodgers did not win the game justin turner had to be removed because they got a positive test back of the game so they take justin turner around. They complete that game. The understanding was that game. Seven of the world series would not have been the following night. They would not have played until everybody can test test test for a few days and they make sure it's safe to play and so yes. I was surprised that they played the game. And hopefully nothing comes from it that it doesn't end up being a quote unquote superspreader of it. Because if we an outbreak now at gonzaga because by the way gonzaga tweet video from the locker room after the victory over kansas and they're all celebrating no mask jewish authors in front of mark. Few right in the middle of the celebration. He is believed to be the one who test positive. So hopefully nothing comes of this but if we have a subsequent outbreak at gonzaga or subsequent at auburn gonzaga is going to become the biggest story in college basketball. And it's not going to be a sports story anymore. It won't be because jalen suggs looks. Incredible it'll be because they knew they positive test in their locker room and they played less than twenty four hours putting their players at risk and the auburn players at risk. I hope it doesn't come to that. But if it comes to that this becomes a bigger story than just to college basketball story. It becomes something that's on. Cbs evening news. Yeah we'll wait and see if that does happen. I mean auburn's gotta be you know held equally responsible and all of this because it opted to play the game regardless you know there was no self imposed penalty here. Handed down by bruce pearl. That was not in play on friday and so inherently like. You know the chances. Go up that you're going to potentially be infected. We don't know but it's clearly out there. I mean there are. There are no shortage of schools and athletic directors coaches. Just straight up would not play the game. So we'll wait arizona. State would not play baylor because the baylor coach tested positive. Not even a player who was who was gonna who was on the court with other players twenty four hours earlier right and that came from that even came from above. Bobby's hurley's bobby hurley's had which is the case in a lot of these instances but frankly what gonzaga auburn decided to do it. Just flies in the face of convention in college sports in professional sports that we've seen and we'll will you know we're recording this on friday afternoon. We'll wait and see what's going to happen here. Gonzaga's got some high profile games ahead and we're really enough one of them's blade baylor like if there's if there's one team that's actually going to be good with this like it's baylor. They might just play the game regardless. But we'll wait and see if either of these teams are now forced because if it gets another positive one after that like they have no choice. They're going to have to shut down for two weeks and then ask themselves if playing against auburn was really worth it you know. Was it worth it. Because now you're gonna lose these other games
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